The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Manchester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 26 20 40
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing Retail 75 76 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.22% 7.59% 3.47%
As % of the General category 16.38% 22.49% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 39 30
Average daily rate £388 £353 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% -7.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £6.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -81.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
458 338 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.85% 33.77% 36.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 148 231
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 15
Average hourly rate £16.20 £11.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.76% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £6.50 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £21.90 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Retail
North West

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wigan -3 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Stockport -4 1 - - 1
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Bury - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 29 (22.14%) Banking
2 28 (21.37%) Finance
2 28 (21.37%) E-Commerce
3 22 (16.79%) Oracle
3 22 (16.79%) Retail Banking
4 20 (15.27%) SQL
4 20 (15.27%) Project Management
5 17 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (9.92%) OO
6 13 (9.92%) Oracle Database
7 12 (9.16%) .NET
8 11 (8.40%) SQL Server
8 11 (8.40%) PRINCE2
8 11 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.63%) Web Services
10 9 (6.87%) XML
10 9 (6.87%) JavaScript
10 9 (6.87%) PHP
10 9 (6.87%) Microsoft
11 8 (6.11%) Windows
11 8 (6.11%) Linux
11 8 (6.11%) Business Analysis
12 7 (5.34%) Degree
12 7 (5.34%) LAMP
12 7 (5.34%) UML
12 7 (5.34%) CSS
12 7 (5.34%) C#
12 7 (5.34%) HTML
12 7 (5.34%) SOA
12 7 (5.34%) Red Hat

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (3.82%) WebLogic
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.05%) SAS
3 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.76%) Node.js
4 1 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.53%) SAP WM
2 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) Magento
2 2 (1.53%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.76%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.76%) SAP EHS
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.76%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.76%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.76%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.76%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.76%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.76%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.82%) WAN
2 1 (0.76%) SNMP
2 1 (0.76%) DMZ
2 1 (0.76%) Firewall
2 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.76%) LDAP
2 1 (0.76%) ATM
2 1 (0.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.92%) Oracle Database
2 11 (8.40%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.58%) MySQL
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.53%) DB2
6 2 (1.53%) OLAP
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.53%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.76%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Subversion
2 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.29%) Selenium
3 3 (2.29%) MSTest
4 2 (1.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.53%) Toad
4 2 (1.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.76%) NUnit
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.76%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 29 (22.14%) Banking
2 28 (21.37%) Finance
3 22 (16.79%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.29%) Games
5 3 (2.29%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.76%) French Language
6 1 (0.76%) German Language
6 1 (0.76%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (26.72%) Project Manager
1 35 (26.72%) Analyst
2 28 (21.37%) Business Analyst
3 24 (18.32%) Developer
4 12 (9.16%) Architect
5 7 (5.34%) Senior Manager
6 6 (4.58%) Programmer
6 6 (4.58%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (4.58%) Programme Manager
6 6 (4.58%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (3.82%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.82%) .NET Developer
7 5 (3.82%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.05%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.05%) Consultant
8 4 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.29%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.29%) Oracle Architect
10 2 (1.53%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (1.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.16%) .NET
2 10 (7.63%) Web Services
3 9 (6.87%) XML
4 7 (5.34%) LAMP
4 7 (5.34%) HTML
4 7 (5.34%) CSS
5 6 (4.58%) XSD
5 6 (4.58%) XSLT
5 6 (4.58%) WCF
6 5 (3.82%) Oracle ADF
6 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.05%) J2EE
7 4 (3.05%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.05%) Middleware
7 4 (3.05%) Spring
7 4 (3.05%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (2.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (2.29%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.29%) WPF
8 3 (2.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.58%) Derivative
2 5 (3.82%) FMCG
3 3 (2.29%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.29%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.53%) PMI
4 2 (1.53%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.53%) TRADACOMS
4 2 (1.53%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.76%) EPoS
5 1 (0.76%) DataPower
5 1 (0.76%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.76%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.76%) IVR
5 1 (0.76%) Economics
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.11%) Windows
1 8 (6.11%) Linux
2 6 (4.58%) CentOS
3 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) UNIX
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.37%) E-Commerce
2 20 (15.27%) Project Management
3 17 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (9.92%) OO
5 11 (8.40%) PRINCE2
5 11 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.11%) Business Analysis
7 7 (5.34%) UML
7 7 (5.34%) SOA
8 6 (4.58%) MVC
9 5 (3.82%) Change Management
9 5 (3.82%) TDD
9 5 (3.82%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.82%) Web Development
10 4 (3.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.05%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.05%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (3.05%) Scrum
10 4 (3.05%) Migration
10 4 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.27%) SQL
2 9 (6.87%) JavaScript
2 9 (6.87%) PHP
3 7 (5.34%) C#
4 6 (4.58%) Java
5 4 (3.05%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.76%) ABAP
6 1 (0.76%) C
6 1 (0.76%) C++
6 1 (0.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.34%) Degree
2 5 (3.82%) ISEB
3 3 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.53%) PMP
4 2 (1.53%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.76%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (16.79%) Oracle
2 9 (6.87%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.34%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.58%) IBM
4 6 (4.58%) SAP
5 4 (3.05%) Cisco
5 4 (3.05%) Juniper
6 2 (1.53%) hybris
6 2 (1.53%) JBoss
6 2 (1.53%) Siebel
6 2 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.76%) Symantec
7 1 (0.76%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.76%) ATG
7 1 (0.76%) FatWire
7 1 (0.76%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) Teradata
7 1 (0.76%) Endeca
7 1 (0.76%) HP
7 1 (0.76%) Citrix
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