The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 24 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 North West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 41 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 118 131 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.87% 4.92% 4.46%
As % of the General category 12.46% 14.35% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 82 74
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-35.80% +12.50%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
947 913 1136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.03% 34.26% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 439 640
Average daily rate £400 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 53
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.84 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.45% -23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £43.94 £42.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Retail
England

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +1 65 £400 +12.28% 42
Cheshire -12 20 £425 - 14
Merseyside -1 12 £338 -6.89% 10
Lancashire -12 2 - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 65 (28.51%) Finance
2 57 (25.00%) Banking
3 46 (20.18%) Retail Banking
4 44 (19.30%) E-Commerce
5 37 (16.23%) Oracle
5 37 (16.23%) Project Management
6 28 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (10.96%) .NET
8 24 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (9.21%) Microsoft
10 18 (7.89%) SQL Server
10 18 (7.89%) C#
11 17 (7.46%) Migration
12 16 (7.02%) PRINCE2
13 15 (6.58%) SOA
13 15 (6.58%) Java
13 15 (6.58%) Business Analysis
14 14 (6.14%) MVC
14 14 (6.14%) JavaScript
14 14 (6.14%) SQL
15 13 (5.70%) HTML
15 13 (5.70%) Web Services
16 12 (5.26%) Windows
16 12 (5.26%) ITIL
16 12 (5.26%) MS Excel
16 12 (5.26%) Scrum
16 12 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (5.26%) Oracle Retail
17 10 (4.39%) OO
17 10 (4.39%) Visual Studio

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (3.51%) SAS
1 8 (3.51%) WebLogic
1 8 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.75%) CICS
3 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.88%) AquaLogic
4 2 (0.88%) CMS
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.44%) WordPress
5 1 (0.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.51%) MS Project
3 7 (3.07%) MS Office
4 5 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (5.26%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.32%) Magento
2 3 (1.32%) SAP EHS
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.32%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.32%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.32%) SAP APO
2 3 (1.32%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.32%) SAP MM
2 3 (1.32%) SAP PP
2 3 (1.32%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.44%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) SaaS
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.19%) WAN
2 3 (1.32%) Intranet
3 2 (0.88%) ATM
4 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.44%) Firewall
4 1 (0.44%) DMZ
4 1 (0.44%) LAN
4 1 (0.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.19%) DB2
6 4 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 4 (1.75%) Big Data
7 3 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.88%) OLAP
8 2 (0.88%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.44%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.63%) JIRA
2 6 (2.63%) MSTest
3 5 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.32%) Zephyr
4 3 (1.32%) Selenium
5 2 (0.88%) Toad
5 2 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.88%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.44%) Moq
6 1 (0.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.44%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.44%) Ant
6 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
General
1 65 (28.51%) Finance
2 57 (25.00%) Banking
3 46 (20.18%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.63%) Back Office
5 5 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.32%) Front Office
7 2 (0.88%) Billing
7 2 (0.88%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) German Language
8 1 (0.44%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (28.95%) Analyst
2 47 (20.61%) Project Manager
2 47 (20.61%) Business Analyst
3 36 (15.79%) Developer
4 23 (10.09%) Architect
5 11 (4.82%) Senior Manager
6 10 (4.39%) Test Analyst
6 10 (4.39%) .NET Developer
6 10 (4.39%) C# Developer
7 9 (3.95%) Senior Project Manager
8 8 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.07%) Consultant
9 7 (3.07%) Programme Manager
10 6 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (2.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (2.63%) Agile Project Manager
11 5 (2.19%) UAT Manager
11 5 (2.19%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.96%) .NET
2 13 (5.70%) HTML
2 13 (5.70%) Web Services
3 10 (4.39%) CSS
3 10 (4.39%) WCF
4 8 (3.51%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 8 (3.51%) jQuery
4 8 (3.51%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (3.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (3.07%) WPF
5 7 (3.07%) Middleware
5 7 (3.07%) J2EE
6 6 (2.63%) Oracle ADF
6 6 (2.63%) WinForms
6 6 (2.63%) LINQ
7 5 (2.19%) XML
8 4 (1.75%) JMS
8 4 (1.75%) JDBC
8 4 (1.75%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.51%) Mainframe
2 6 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (2.19%) Data Extraction
4 4 (1.75%) EPoS
5 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.32%) FMCG
6 2 (0.88%) IVR
6 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.88%) TRADACOMS
6 2 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.44%) DataPower
7 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.44%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.44%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Economics
7 1 (0.44%) PMI
7 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.26%) Windows
2 4 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.32%) Android
4 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.30%) E-Commerce
2 37 (16.23%) Project Management
3 28 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.46%) Migration
6 16 (7.02%) PRINCE2
7 15 (6.58%) SOA
7 15 (6.58%) Business Analysis
8 14 (6.14%) MVC
9 12 (5.26%) ITIL
9 12 (5.26%) Scrum
9 12 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (4.39%) OO
10 10 (4.39%) Change Management
11 9 (3.95%) Web Development
11 9 (3.95%) TDD
11 9 (3.95%) Data Modelling
12 8 (3.51%) UML
12 8 (3.51%) Six Sigma
12 8 (3.51%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.89%) C#
2 15 (6.58%) Java
3 14 (6.14%) JavaScript
3 14 (6.14%) SQL
4 5 (2.19%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.32%) ABAP
5 3 (1.32%) PHP
6 2 (0.88%) XQuery
6 2 (0.88%) SAS Macro
6 2 (0.88%) X++
7 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (3.07%) Degree
2 6 (2.63%) ISEB
3 5 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.32%) MCP
5 2 (0.88%) PMP
5 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.44%) CRISC
6 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.44%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (0.44%) CISM
6 1 (0.44%) GIAC
6 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.44%) CISSP
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.19%) SLA
2 3 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) COBIT
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.32%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (1.32%) OpenView
2 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (16.23%) Oracle
2 21 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.07%) SAP
4 6 (2.63%) IBM
5 4 (1.75%) Cisco
5 4 (1.75%) Juniper
6 3 (1.32%) hybris
6 3 (1.32%) Adobe
6 3 (1.32%) HP
7 2 (0.88%) Retek
7 2 (0.88%) BEA
7 2 (0.88%) Teradata
7 2 (0.88%) FatWire
8 1 (0.44%) F5
8 1 (0.44%) Facebook
8 1 (0.44%) Twitter
8 1 (0.44%) Zend
8 1 (0.44%) VMware
8 1 (0.44%) Endeca
8 1 (0.44%) JD Edwards
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