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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 24 40 22
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Contract jobs citing Retail 102 49 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.67% 3.94% 6.69%
As % of the General category 16.19% 13.21% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 31 28
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£369 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -
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
630 371 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.20% 29.80% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 203 123
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 £275 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.92 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £8.75 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £22.43 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 - 6 £225 - 2
Bolton +5 1 £300 -
Stockport - 1 £325 - 3
Oldham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 52 (24.53%) Finance
2 50 (23.58%) Oracle
3 42 (19.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (16.04%) Project Management
5 32 (15.09%) Banking
6 31 (14.62%) Oracle Retail
7 30 (14.15%) E-Commerce
8 24 (11.32%) SQL
9 20 (9.43%) .NET
9 20 (9.43%) Retail Banking
10 19 (8.96%) SQL Server
11 14 (6.60%) Oracle Database
12 13 (6.13%) C#
12 13 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.19%) ITIL
13 11 (5.19%) OO
13 11 (5.19%) Regression Testing
13 11 (5.19%) Microsoft
13 11 (5.19%) Integration Testing
14 10 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (4.72%) Test Strategy
14 10 (4.72%) Web Services
14 10 (4.72%) Business Analysis
14 10 (4.72%) QA
15 9 (4.25%) ASP.NET
15 9 (4.25%) HTML
15 9 (4.25%) PHP
15 9 (4.25%) CRM
15 9 (4.25%) Back Office
15 9 (4.25%) MVC

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 7 (3.30%) SAS
2 5 (2.36%) CMS
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.94%) IIS
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (0.94%) Drupal
3 2 (0.94%) JCAPS
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.47%) Node.js
4 1 (0.47%) Confluence
4 1 (0.47%) WordPress
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.47%) CICS
4 1 (0.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) Apache
4 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (2.83%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.89%) MS Project
3 4 (1.89%) MS Office
4 3 (1.42%) SPSS
5 1 (0.47%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (14.62%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (2.36%) Magento
3 4 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.42%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.47%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.47%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.47%) Summit
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.47%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.47%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.47%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (0.47%) SoftLayer
1 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.47%) HTTP
1 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.47%) DNS
1 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.60%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.89%) MySQL
5 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.94%) MS Access
7 2 (0.94%) DB2
7 2 (0.94%) OLAP
7 2 (0.94%) QlikView
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.94%) Base SAS
7 2 (0.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (3.30%) Visual Studio
1 7 (3.30%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.36%) SoapUI
2 5 (2.36%) Selenium
2 5 (2.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (1.89%) Toad
3 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.42%) Zephyr
4 3 (1.42%) Subversion
4 3 (1.42%) JIRA
5 2 (0.94%) MSTest
6 1 (0.47%) WiX
6 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.47%) MSI
6 1 (0.47%) Introscope
6 1 (0.47%) NUnit
General
1 52 (24.53%) Finance
2 32 (15.09%) Banking
3 20 (9.43%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.25%) Back Office
5 7 (3.30%) Marketing
6 6 (2.83%) Billing
7 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 53 (25.00%) Analyst
2 42 (19.81%) Developer
3 33 (15.57%) Project Manager
4 26 (12.26%) Business Analyst
5 19 (8.96%) Consultant
6 11 (5.19%) .NET Developer
7 10 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.25%) Senior Business Analyst
8 9 (4.25%) Architect
8 9 (4.25%) Oracle Consultant
9 8 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (3.77%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.77%) Test Leader
10 7 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.30%) Senior Manager
11 6 (2.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (2.83%) DBA
11 6 (2.83%) Programme Manager
12 5 (2.36%) Senior Project Manager
12 5 (2.36%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.43%) .NET
2 10 (4.72%) Web Services
3 9 (4.25%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.25%) HTML
4 8 (3.77%) Middleware
4 8 (3.77%) CSS
5 7 (3.30%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (2.36%) SOAP
6 5 (2.36%) XML
7 4 (1.89%) WCF
7 4 (1.89%) WPF
7 4 (1.89%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (1.42%) LINQ
8 3 (1.42%) Xamarin.iOS
8 3 (1.42%) LAMP
9 2 (0.94%) WinForms
9 2 (0.94%) JavaBeans
9 2 (0.94%) EJB
9 2 (0.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.36%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.42%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.94%) Clustering
4 2 (0.94%) User Experience
4 2 (0.94%) Credit Risk
4 2 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (0.94%) FMCG
5 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.77%) Windows
2 4 (1.89%) Android
2 4 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.94%) Linux
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.47%) SUSE
4 1 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 34 (16.04%) Project Management
3 30 (14.15%) E-Commerce
4 13 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.19%) Integration Testing
5 11 (5.19%) ITIL
5 11 (5.19%) OO
5 11 (5.19%) Regression Testing
6 10 (4.72%) Business Analysis
6 10 (4.72%) Test Strategy
7 9 (4.25%) MVC
7 9 (4.25%) CRM
8 8 (3.77%) SOA
8 8 (3.77%) PRINCE2
8 8 (3.77%) ERP
8 8 (3.77%) Migration
9 7 (3.30%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (2.83%) Change Management
10 6 (2.83%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.32%) SQL
2 13 (6.13%) C#
3 9 (4.25%) PHP
4 8 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.83%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.36%) VBA
7 4 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.42%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.42%) Java
8 3 (1.42%) VB
9 2 (0.94%) VB6
9 2 (0.94%) VBScript
9 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.94%) COBOL
10 1 (0.47%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (2.36%) ISEB
2 4 (1.89%) ISTQB
2 4 (1.89%) Degree
2 4 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.47%) MCSE
3 1 (0.47%) VCP4
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.47%) PMP
3 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.47%) MCTS
3 1 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.72%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.94%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.47%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (23.58%) Oracle
2 11 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.30%) ServiceNow
4 6 (2.83%) SAP
5 3 (1.42%) IBM
5 3 (1.42%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.42%) VMware
6 2 (0.94%) Actimize
6 2 (0.94%) Google
6 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.94%) Citrix
7 1 (0.47%) CA
7 1 (0.47%) Informatica
7 1 (0.47%) HP
7 1 (0.47%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.47%) FatWire
7 1 (0.47%) Zend
7 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.47%) Avaloq
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BrightPool
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £290 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £430 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago