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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 29 31 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing Retail 66 61 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.32% 5.36% 6.10%
As % of the General category 15.75% 15.17% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 30
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£400 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £498 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
419 402 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.79% 35.29% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 188 248
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £8.60 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £18.45 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 3 £238 - 3
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (21.01%) Oracle
2 27 (19.57%) Finance
3 26 (18.84%) Banking
4 24 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 20 (14.49%) Project Management
5 20 (14.49%) .NET
6 19 (13.77%) Retail Banking
7 17 (12.32%) C#
8 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
9 14 (10.14%) Business Analysis
10 13 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
12 11 (7.97%) SOA
12 11 (7.97%) SQL
12 11 (7.97%) OO
13 10 (7.25%) PRINCE2
13 10 (7.25%) Visual Studio
13 10 (7.25%) Web Services
13 10 (7.25%) MVC
13 10 (7.25%) WCF
13 10 (7.25%) Oracle Retail
14 9 (6.52%) Web Development
14 9 (6.52%) HTML
14 9 (6.52%) JavaScript
15 8 (5.80%) ASP.NET
15 8 (5.80%) Windows
15 8 (5.80%) UML
15 8 (5.80%) Migration
16 7 (5.07%) Oracle Database

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 6 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.72%) CMS
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.72%) WordPress
2 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) MS Project
1 6 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 6 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (2.17%) SAP EHS
2 3 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.17%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.17%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.17%) SAP APO
2 3 (2.17%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.17%) SAP MM
2 3 (2.17%) SAP PP
2 3 (2.17%) SAP WM
3 2 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.72%) Magento
4 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.62%) WAN
2 1 (0.72%) DMZ
2 1 (0.72%) Firewall
2 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (5.07%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.72%) DB2
7 1 (0.72%) OLAP
7 1 (0.72%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.35%) JIRA
2 6 (4.35%) MSTest
3 4 (2.90%) Zephyr
4 3 (2.17%) Selenium
4 3 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.72%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.72%) Toad
6 1 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
General
1 27 (19.57%) Finance
2 26 (18.84%) Banking
3 19 (13.77%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Back Office
4 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.17%) Front Office
6 2 (1.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.72%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (28.26%) Analyst
2 31 (22.46%) Project Manager
2 31 (22.46%) Business Analyst
3 22 (15.94%) Developer
4 17 (12.32%) Architect
5 10 (7.25%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.52%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.07%) Senior Manager
8 7 (5.07%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) Programme Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.62%) Oracle Architect
10 5 (3.62%) Oracle Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.90%) Business Systems Analyst
12 3 (2.17%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.49%) .NET
2 10 (7.25%) Web Services
2 10 (7.25%) WCF
3 9 (6.52%) HTML
4 8 (5.80%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.07%) CSS
5 7 (5.07%) WinForms
5 7 (5.07%) WPF
6 6 (4.35%) LINQ
6 6 (4.35%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (4.35%) Oracle ADF
7 5 (3.62%) Middleware
8 4 (2.90%) jQuery
9 3 (2.17%) DOM
10 2 (1.45%) Ajax
10 2 (1.45%) Velocity
10 2 (1.45%) HTML5
11 1 (0.72%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.90%) Mainframe
2 3 (2.17%) FMCG
2 3 (2.17%) EPoS
3 2 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.72%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.72%) DataPower
4 1 (0.72%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.72%) IVR
4 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.80%) Windows
2 1 (0.72%) Linux
2 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.39%) E-Commerce
2 20 (14.49%) Project Management
3 14 (10.14%) Business Analysis
4 13 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.97%) SOA
5 11 (7.97%) OO
6 10 (7.25%) PRINCE2
6 10 (7.25%) MVC
7 9 (6.52%) Web Development
8 8 (5.80%) Migration
8 8 (5.80%) UML
9 7 (5.07%) Data Modelling
9 7 (5.07%) TDD
10 6 (4.35%) Scrum
11 5 (3.62%) Change Management
11 5 (3.62%) ITIL
11 5 (3.62%) Six Sigma
12 4 (2.90%) GAP Analysis
12 4 (2.90%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.32%) C#
2 11 (7.97%) SQL
3 9 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.62%) Java
5 4 (2.90%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.17%) ABAP
6 3 (2.17%) PHP
7 2 (1.45%) X++
8 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.45%) Degree
3 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.72%) CRISC
3 1 (0.72%) ISEB
3 1 (0.72%) CISSP
3 1 (0.72%) CISM
3 1 (0.72%) GIAC
3 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.72%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (21.01%) Oracle
2 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.62%) SAP
4 4 (2.90%) Cisco
4 4 (2.90%) Juniper
5 2 (1.45%) Retek
5 2 (1.45%) IBM
5 2 (1.45%) hybris
6 1 (0.72%) F5
6 1 (0.72%) Facebook
6 1 (0.72%) Twitter
6 1 (0.72%) Adobe
6 1 (0.72%) Citrix
6 1 (0.72%) JBoss
6 1 (0.72%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.72%) Symantec
6 1 (0.72%) FatWire
6 1 (0.72%) VMware
6 1 (0.72%) Endeca
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