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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 22 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 13 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.71% 0.92% 0.52%
As % of the General category 19.12% 4.08% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
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£650 £393 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £13.50 £11.25
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +20.00%
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
68 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.64% 22.48% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 27
Average daily rate £288 £313 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £8.58 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.03% +6.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 November 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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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
Liverpool +1 8 £650 +65.60% 3
Southport - - - -
Wirral - - - -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Coaching
3 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
3 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (19.35%) Fujitsu
4 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (19.35%) Workflow
4 6 (19.35%) Billing
4 6 (19.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (19.35%) Operations Management
4 6 (19.35%) Performance Management
4 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.68%) ATG
6 3 (9.68%) Java
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.68%) Java EE
6 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (6.45%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (6.45%) Data Entry
7 2 (6.45%) SQL
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) UNIX
7 2 (6.45%) Windows
7 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
7 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (19.35%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) Essbase
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) OLAP
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 6 (19.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (12.90%) Analyst
1 4 (12.90%) Consultant
1 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
2 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Hyperion Planning Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Hyperion Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Data Entry Clerk
3 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 1 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Java EE
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) UNIX
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Coaching
2 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
2 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (19.35%) Workflow
3 6 (19.35%) Operations Management
3 6 (19.35%) Performance Management
4 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.45%) Financial Modelling
6 2 (6.45%) Data Entry
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.23%) ERP
7 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (3.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) PMP
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Fujitsu
2 3 (9.68%) ATG
3 2 (6.45%) Teradata
3 2 (6.45%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos