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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 27 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 110 82 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.99% 5.47% 5.48%
As % of the General category 17.71% 13.90% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 48 39
Median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £558 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £17.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-23.18% -65.50%
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
621 590 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.81% 39.39% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 314 242
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.98 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -32.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.53 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £24.90 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - 2 £431 - 2
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Retail.

1 49 (22.07%) Finance
2 45 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (19.37%) Banking
4 38 (17.12%) E-Commerce
5 35 (15.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (13.96%) Retail Banking
7 30 (13.51%) Oracle
8 27 (12.16%) SQL
9 24 (10.81%) Project Management
10 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
11 21 (9.46%) Java
12 19 (8.56%) JIRA
13 17 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (7.21%) JavaScript
14 16 (7.21%) Non-Functional Testing
14 16 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (6.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 14 (6.31%) XML
16 14 (6.31%) PRINCE2
16 14 (6.31%) ETL
16 14 (6.31%) CRM
16 14 (6.31%) Risk Management
17 13 (5.86%) Migration
17 13 (5.86%) Business Analysis
17 13 (5.86%) QA
18 12 (5.41%) Data Modelling
18 12 (5.41%) CSS
19 11 (4.95%) Spring
19 11 (4.95%) Online Banking
19 11 (4.95%) Test Scripting

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.80%) SAS
2 3 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.45%) Apache
4 1 (0.45%) CICS
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.45%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Office
2 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.05%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (3.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (3.60%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.90%) Magento
5 1 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.45%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.45%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.70%) Firewall
2 3 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.35%) Intranet
2 3 (1.35%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.45%) HTTP
3 1 (0.45%) LAN
3 1 (0.45%) MPLS
3 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.95%) Oracle ODI
2 9 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.80%) DB2
5 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.90%) QlikView
8 1 (0.45%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 1 (0.45%) Cognos Query Studio
8 1 (0.45%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.45%) DataStage
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.45%) MySQL
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (8.56%) JIRA
2 4 (1.80%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.35%) JMeter
3 3 (1.35%) Selenium
3 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.90%) Ant
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.90%) Toad
4 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.90%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.45%) JUnit
5 1 (0.45%) Maven
5 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.45%) Subversion
5 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 49 (22.07%) Finance
2 43 (19.37%) Banking
3 31 (13.96%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.05%) Billing
5 6 (2.70%) Marketing
6 4 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (29.73%) Analyst
2 36 (16.22%) Developer
3 34 (15.32%) Project Manager
4 29 (13.06%) Business Analyst
5 22 (9.91%) Architect
6 20 (9.01%) Test Manager
7 9 (4.05%) Java Developer
7 9 (4.05%) Performance Manager
7 9 (4.05%) Performance Test Manager
8 8 (3.60%) Banking Analyst
8 8 (3.60%) Consultant
8 8 (3.60%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.15%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.15%) Test Leader
10 6 (2.70%) Data Analyst
10 6 (2.70%) Process Analyst
10 6 (2.70%) QA Manager
10 6 (2.70%) QA Test Manager
11 5 (2.25%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.31%) XML
2 12 (5.41%) CSS
3 11 (4.95%) Spring
4 10 (4.50%) J2EE
4 10 (4.50%) XSLT
5 9 (4.05%) HTML
5 9 (4.05%) JDBC
6 8 (3.60%) jQuery
7 7 (3.15%) Middleware
8 6 (2.70%) Web Services
9 5 (2.25%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.25%) JAXB
9 5 (2.25%) SOAP
10 4 (1.80%) JAX-WS
10 4 (1.80%) WSDL
11 3 (1.35%) .NET
11 3 (1.35%) HTML5
12 2 (0.90%) CSS3
12 2 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.90%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.95%) Online Banking
3 9 (4.05%) FMCG
4 7 (3.15%) User Experience
5 4 (1.80%) EPoS
5 4 (1.80%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.90%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.90%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.90%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.45%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.45%) Statistics
7 1 (0.45%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.15%) Linux
2 6 (2.70%) Windows
3 4 (1.80%) Unix
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.45%) CentOS
5 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (17.12%) E-Commerce
3 35 (15.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (10.81%) Project Management
5 17 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (7.21%) Non-Functional Testing
7 15 (6.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 14 (6.31%) CRM
8 14 (6.31%) ETL
8 14 (6.31%) PRINCE2
8 14 (6.31%) Risk Management
9 13 (5.86%) Business Analysis
9 13 (5.86%) Migration
10 12 (5.41%) Data Modelling
11 11 (4.95%) Test Scripting
12 10 (4.50%) SDLC
12 10 (4.50%) Test Strategy
13 9 (4.05%) Analytics
13 9 (4.05%) Defect Management
13 9 (4.05%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.16%) SQL
2 21 (9.46%) Java
3 16 (7.21%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.35%) Assembly Language
4 3 (1.35%) COBOL
4 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.90%) C#
5 2 (0.90%) PHP
5 2 (0.90%) Python
5 2 (0.90%) VBA
6 1 (0.45%) Jython
6 1 (0.45%) Ruby
6 1 (0.45%) Scala
6 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.45%) XAML
6 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (2.25%) ISTQB
1 5 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.35%) APMP
3 3 (1.35%) Degree
3 3 (1.35%) ISEB
4 2 (0.90%) CCNA
4 2 (0.90%) CCNP
4 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.90%) PhD
4 2 (0.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.45%) CISM
5 1 (0.45%) GIAC
5 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.86%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.80%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) Graylog
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) Nagios
2 1 (0.45%) yum
Vendors
1 30 (13.51%) Oracle
2 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.05%) HP
3 9 (4.05%) hybris
4 4 (1.80%) Axway
4 4 (1.80%) BroadVision
4 4 (1.80%) CheckPoint
4 4 (1.80%) Cisco
4 4 (1.80%) Teradata
4 4 (1.80%) TIBCO
4 4 (1.80%) webMethods
5 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.90%) Cognos
5 2 (0.90%) Google
5 2 (0.90%) IBM
5 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds
5 2 (0.90%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (0.45%) Aprimo
6 1 (0.45%) IronPort
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