The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 23 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing Retail 97 74 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.88% 5.31% 8.00%
As % of the General category 14.12% 16.12% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 43 40
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £508 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
- +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -
Retail
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
687 459 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.66% 32.95% 34.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 256 153
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £195 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 21
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.13 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £80.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Manchester region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Manchester region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bury - 2 £250 - 1
Bolton -1 1 £500 -
Stockport -3 1 £325 - 1
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 58 (29.90%) Finance
2 46 (23.71%) Oracle
3 43 (22.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (19.59%) Banking
5 32 (16.49%) Project Management
6 25 (12.89%) E-Commerce
6 25 (12.89%) Retail Banking
7 20 (10.31%) Oracle Retail
8 16 (8.25%) SQL
9 14 (7.22%) SQL Server
9 14 (7.22%) .NET
9 14 (7.22%) Oracle Database
10 12 (6.19%) Microsoft
10 12 (6.19%) Business Analysis
11 11 (5.67%) Migration
11 11 (5.67%) ITIL
11 11 (5.67%) C#
12 10 (5.15%) CRM
12 10 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (4.64%) QA
14 8 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (4.12%) Data Modelling
14 8 (4.12%) PRINCE2
14 8 (4.12%) Windows
14 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET
14 8 (4.12%) MS Project
14 8 (4.12%) Risk Management
14 8 (4.12%) Regression Testing
14 8 (4.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (4.12%) Oracle Fusion

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.06%) SAS
2 3 (1.55%) CMS
3 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (1.03%) JCAPS
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.52%) Node.js
4 1 (0.52%) Confluence
4 1 (0.52%) Drupal
4 1 (0.52%) CICS
4 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.12%) MS Project
2 5 (2.58%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.06%) MS Office
3 4 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.55%) SPSS
4 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (10.31%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.52%) Finacle
5 1 (0.52%) Magento
5 1 (0.52%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.52%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.52%) Summit
5 1 (0.52%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) SoftLayer
2 2 (1.03%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.52%) Network Security
1 1 (0.52%) Firewall
1 1 (0.52%) Internet
1 1 (0.52%) ATM
1 1 (0.52%) LAN
1 1 (0.52%) WAN
1 1 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.22%) SQL Server
1 14 (7.22%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.55%) MS Access
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.03%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.52%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.52%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Visual Studio
1 6 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.06%) Toad
2 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.55%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.55%) Selenium
3 3 (1.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.03%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.03%) JMeter
4 2 (1.03%) MSTest
5 1 (0.52%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.52%) WiX
5 1 (0.52%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.52%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.52%) NUnit
5 1 (0.52%) JIRA
5 1 (0.52%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 58 (29.90%) Finance
2 38 (19.59%) Banking
3 25 (12.89%) Retail Banking
4 7 (3.61%) Back Office
5 6 (3.09%) Marketing
6 5 (2.58%) Billing
7 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (25.77%) Analyst
2 41 (21.13%) Project Manager
3 28 (14.43%) Business Analyst
4 25 (12.89%) Developer
5 13 (6.70%) Consultant
6 12 (6.19%) Architect
7 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Senior Business Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Senior Manager
9 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (3.09%) DBA
10 6 (3.09%) Senior Project Manager
10 6 (3.09%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.09%) Oracle DBA
11 5 (2.58%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.58%) Oracle Consultant
11 5 (2.58%) Tester
11 5 (2.58%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.22%) .NET
2 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET
2 8 (4.12%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (3.61%) Middleware
3 7 (3.61%) Web Services
4 4 (2.06%) Entity Framework
5 3 (1.55%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.55%) WCF
5 3 (1.55%) WPF
5 3 (1.55%) HTML
5 3 (1.55%) SOAP
6 2 (1.03%) JavaBeans
6 2 (1.03%) EJB
6 2 (1.03%) CSS
6 2 (1.03%) WinForms
6 2 (1.03%) jQuery
6 2 (1.03%) LINQ
7 1 (0.52%) Laravel
7 1 (0.52%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.58%) User Experience
1 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.55%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.03%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.52%) VSAM
4 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.12%) Windows
2 2 (1.03%) Windows NT
2 2 (1.03%) UNIX
2 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000
2 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.03%) Android
2 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.52%) zOS
3 1 (0.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.16%) Stakeholder Management
2 32 (16.49%) Project Management
3 25 (12.89%) E-Commerce
4 12 (6.19%) Business Analysis
5 11 (5.67%) Migration
5 11 (5.67%) ITIL
6 10 (5.15%) CRM
6 10 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (4.12%) Data Modelling
7 8 (4.12%) PRINCE2
7 8 (4.12%) Risk Management
7 8 (4.12%) Regression Testing
7 8 (4.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (3.61%) Integration Testing
8 7 (3.61%) SOA
9 6 (3.09%) ETL
9 6 (3.09%) ERP
9 6 (3.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.25%) SQL
2 11 (5.67%) C#
3 4 (2.06%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.55%) Java
4 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.03%) VBA
5 2 (1.03%) COBOL
5 2 (1.03%) PHP
5 2 (1.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.52%) X++
6 1 (0.52%) XAML
6 1 (0.52%) JCL
6 1 (0.52%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (3.09%) ISEB
1 6 (3.09%) Degree
2 4 (2.06%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.52%) PMP
5 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.03%) XenApp
2 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.06%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.03%) SCCM
3 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 46 (23.71%) Oracle
2 12 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.09%) SAP
4 4 (2.06%) VMware
5 3 (1.55%) Citrix
6 2 (1.03%) Actimize
7 1 (0.52%) hybris
7 1 (0.52%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.52%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.52%) Zend
7 1 (0.52%) Google
7 1 (0.52%) Informatica
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.52%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe
7 1 (0.52%) HP
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