The 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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 38 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Retail 161 172 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.42% 4.48% 4.14%
As % of the General category 13.89% 12.60% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 91 71
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £17.25 £13.89
% change year-on-year
+213.04% +24.19%
Retail
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1159 1365 936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.79% 35.58% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 736 532
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 41 43
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.59 £47.71 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.67 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.55% +3.02%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Manchester -2 111 £425 -4.22% 34
Cheshire -18 18 £400 -11.11% 16
Merseyside +6 12 £340 -20.23% 4
Lancashire - 10 £325 - 4
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 75 (22.59%) E-Commerce
2 71 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (20.78%) Finance
4 60 (18.07%) Banking
5 48 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (12.95%) Retail Banking
7 42 (12.65%) Project Management
8 38 (11.45%) Java
9 35 (10.54%) Oracle
10 32 (9.64%) SQL
11 31 (9.34%) Microsoft
12 26 (7.83%) JavaScript
13 24 (7.23%) CRM
14 22 (6.63%) PRINCE2
14 22 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (6.63%) Business Analysis
15 20 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (5.72%) Mobile Development
16 19 (5.72%) hybris
17 18 (5.42%) JIRA
17 18 (5.42%) XML
17 18 (5.42%) SDLC
18 17 (5.12%) MS Excel
18 17 (5.12%) ERP
18 17 (5.12%) SQL Server
18 17 (5.12%) Risk Management
18 17 (5.12%) Programme Management
19 16 (4.82%) Web Development
19 16 (4.82%) User Experience
20 15 (4.52%) Marketing

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (2.71%) SAS
2 5 (1.51%) CMS
3 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.60%) Commerce Server
4 2 (0.60%) Confluence
4 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.30%) Apache
5 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.30%) CICS
5 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.30%) Flash Media Server
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.81%) MS Office
3 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.30%) Mingle
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.01%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.20%) Magento
4 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.60%) GitHub
2 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.60%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.41%) Firewall
2 7 (2.11%) Network Security
3 3 (0.90%) LAN
3 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.90%) WAN
4 2 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.60%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.60%) Wireless
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) Intranet
5 1 (0.30%) MPLS
5 1 (0.30%) VoIP
5 1 (0.30%) VPN
5 1 (0.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.51%) DB2
4 5 (1.51%) MySQL
4 5 (1.51%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.20%) QlikView
6 3 (0.90%) Big Data
6 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.90%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.60%) Power BI
7 2 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (5.42%) JIRA
2 3 (0.90%) JMeter
2 3 (0.90%) Xcode
2 3 (0.90%) Zephyr
3 2 (0.60%) Ant
3 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.60%) JUnit
3 2 (0.60%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.60%) Mockito
3 2 (0.60%) Selenium
3 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.60%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.30%) Maven
4 1 (0.30%) MorphX
4 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (20.78%) Finance
2 60 (18.07%) Banking
3 43 (12.95%) Retail Banking
4 15 (4.52%) Marketing
5 10 (3.01%) Billing
6 4 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.90%) Legal
7 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.60%) Front Office
8 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (26.20%) Analyst
2 63 (18.98%) Developer
3 55 (16.57%) Project Manager
4 46 (13.86%) Business Analyst
5 33 (9.94%) Architect
6 13 (3.92%) Consultant
6 13 (3.92%) Programme Manager
6 13 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (3.31%) Test Analyst
8 10 (3.01%) IT Manager
8 10 (3.01%) Java Developer
9 9 (2.71%) Lead Developer
9 9 (2.71%) Test Manager
10 8 (2.41%) .NET Developer
10 8 (2.41%) E-Commerce Architect
10 8 (2.41%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (2.11%) Android Developer
11 7 (2.11%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.11%) SQL Developer
12 6 (1.81%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.42%) XML
2 12 (3.61%) .NET
2 12 (3.61%) CSS
2 12 (3.61%) HTML
2 12 (3.61%) jQuery
3 11 (3.31%) Spring
4 10 (3.01%) J2EE
4 10 (3.01%) Web Services
5 9 (2.71%) Middleware
5 9 (2.71%) XSLT
6 8 (2.41%) JDBC
7 6 (1.81%) SOAP
8 5 (1.51%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.51%) JAXB
9 4 (1.20%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.20%) HTML5
9 4 (1.20%) JAX-WS
9 4 (1.20%) WSDL
10 3 (0.90%) Ajax
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.82%) User Experience
3 10 (3.01%) Online Banking
4 8 (2.41%) EPoS
5 7 (2.11%) Digital Media
5 7 (2.11%) FMCG
6 6 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.51%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.90%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.90%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Photography
9 2 (0.60%) Replication
9 2 (0.60%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.30%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.31%) Linux
2 8 (2.41%) Android
3 5 (1.51%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.51%) Unix
3 5 (1.51%) Windows
4 4 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.30%) CentOS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (22.59%) E-Commerce
2 71 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (12.65%) Project Management
5 24 (7.23%) CRM
6 22 (6.63%) Business Analysis
6 22 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (6.63%) PRINCE2
7 19 (5.72%) Mobile Development
8 18 (5.42%) SDLC
9 17 (5.12%) ERP
9 17 (5.12%) Programme Management
9 17 (5.12%) Risk Management
10 16 (4.82%) Web Development
11 14 (4.22%) Data Modelling
11 14 (4.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 12 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (3.31%) Scrum
13 11 (3.31%) TDD
14 10 (3.01%) UML
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.45%) Java
2 32 (9.64%) SQL
3 26 (7.83%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.61%) PHP
5 11 (3.31%) C#
6 5 (1.51%) COBOL
6 5 (1.51%) Ruby
7 4 (1.20%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.20%) Python
7 4 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.90%) Assembly Language
8 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.90%) Perl
8 3 (0.90%) VBA
9 2 (0.60%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.60%) C
9 2 (0.60%) X++
10 1 (0.30%) ABAP
10 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (3.31%) Degree
2 7 (2.11%) ISTQB
2 7 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.51%) ISEB
5 3 (0.90%) APMP
5 3 (0.90%) CIPD
5 3 (0.90%) MBA
6 2 (0.60%) CCNA
6 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.60%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.30%) CCA
7 1 (0.30%) CCNP
7 1 (0.30%) CISM
7 1 (0.30%) CISSP
7 1 (0.30%) CWNA
7 1 (0.30%) GIAC
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.30%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.31%) QA
2 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) HDFS
2 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.11%) Puppet
2 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.30%) Graylog
3 1 (0.30%) Nagios
3 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.30%) yum
Vendors
1 35 (10.54%) Oracle
2 31 (9.34%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.72%) hybris
4 9 (2.71%) Teradata
5 8 (2.41%) HP
5 8 (2.41%) IBM
6 5 (1.51%) SAP
7 4 (1.20%) Axway
7 4 (1.20%) BroadVision
7 4 (1.20%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.20%) webMethods
8 3 (0.90%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.90%) Cisco
8 3 (0.90%) Tableau
9 2 (0.60%) ATG
9 2 (0.60%) Cognos
9 2 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.60%) Remedy
9 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) VMware
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