The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 27 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 13 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.54% 1.62% 2.48%
As % of the General category 16.67% 6.82% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
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£413 - £280
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-56.00% +122.22%
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 Merseyside region.

General Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
78 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.25% 23.78% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 26
Average daily rate £363 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £108 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -4 11 £413 -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (20.00%) Banking
4 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) QA
4 3 (15.00%) Project Governance
5 2 (10.00%) REST
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Big Data
5 2 (10.00%) Cocoa Touch
5 2 (10.00%) UIKit
5 2 (10.00%) Android Development
5 2 (10.00%) iOS Development
5 2 (10.00%) Appium
5 2 (10.00%) Apple Swift
5 2 (10.00%) CocoaPods
5 2 (10.00%) Android
5 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 2 (10.00%) Core Animation
5 2 (10.00%) Open Source
5 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (10.00%) Apple
5 2 (10.00%) SOA

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) Essbase
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Xcode
1 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.00%) Appium
1 2 (10.00%) CocoaPods
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
5 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Android Developer
3 2 (10.00%) iOS Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Teradata Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Application Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) PMO Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Teradata Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Planning Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Application Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Cocoa
1 2 (10.00%) Core Animation
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (10.00%) UIKit
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Animation
2 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Project Governance
4 2 (10.00%) Open Source
4 2 (10.00%) BDD
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) SOA
4 2 (10.00%) OOP
4 2 (10.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) Android Development
4 2 (10.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) SDLC
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
2 2 (10.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ACCA
1 1 (5.00%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Apple
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Teradata
3 1 (5.00%) ATG
3 1 (5.00%) Hyperion