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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 46 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 145 233 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.14% 5.20% 6.14%
As % of the General category 13.89% 14.19% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 127 109
Median daily rate £408 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £321 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £567
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +110.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.13 £17.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-23.91% +43.75%
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
1044 1642 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.84% 36.65% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 955 557
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 64 48
Median hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-29.48% +20.00%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -18 92 £425 -5.55% 53
Cheshire -23 18 £365 -18.88% 22
Lancashire +35 15 £350 -30.00% 16
Merseyside +12 11 £400 -5.88% 7
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 72 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (19.61%) E-Commerce
3 59 (19.28%) Finance
4 53 (17.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (16.01%) Banking
6 38 (12.42%) Oracle
7 35 (11.44%) Java
8 34 (11.11%) SQL
8 34 (11.11%) Project Management
9 28 (9.15%) Microsoft
10 27 (8.82%) Retail Banking
11 24 (7.84%) JavaScript
12 21 (6.86%) PRINCE2
12 21 (6.86%) CRM
13 19 (6.21%) Mobile Development
14 18 (5.88%) ERP
14 18 (5.88%) SQL Server
15 17 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (5.56%) Marketing
15 17 (5.56%) Business Analysis
16 16 (5.23%) hybris
16 16 (5.23%) C#
17 15 (4.90%) HTML
17 15 (4.90%) MS Excel
17 15 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (4.58%) .NET
18 14 (4.58%) Programme Management
19 13 (4.25%) Scrum
19 13 (4.25%) Data Modelling
19 13 (4.25%) XML

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 10 (3.27%) SAS
2 6 (1.96%) CMS
3 5 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.98%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.65%) CICS
5 2 (0.65%) Commerce Server
5 2 (0.65%) Confluence
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Mingle
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.27%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.96%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.98%) Magento
4 2 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) GitHub
3 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.29%) Network Security
2 6 (1.96%) Firewall
3 4 (1.31%) WAN
4 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.65%) Internet
5 2 (0.65%) LAN
6 1 (0.33%) Broadband
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.33%) MPLS
6 1 (0.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.33%) VoIP
6 1 (0.33%) VPN
6 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
4 6 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.63%) Big Data
5 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.31%) DB2
6 4 (1.31%) MySQL
6 4 (1.31%) QlikView
6 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.98%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (0.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (3.92%) JIRA
2 5 (1.63%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.98%) Xcode
4 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.65%) JUnit
4 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.65%) Mockito
5 1 (0.33%) Ant
5 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.33%) Maven
5 1 (0.33%) MorphX
5 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) Zephyr
General
1 59 (19.28%) Finance
2 49 (16.01%) Banking
3 27 (8.82%) Retail Banking
4 17 (5.56%) Marketing
5 6 (1.96%) Billing
6 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.31%) Legal
7 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Front Office
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (24.84%) Analyst
2 65 (21.24%) Developer
3 49 (16.01%) Project Manager
4 36 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 26 (8.50%) Architect
6 15 (4.90%) Consultant
7 13 (4.25%) Programme Manager
8 12 (3.92%) Lead Developer
8 12 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.27%) Android Developer
10 9 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (2.94%) Test Analyst
11 8 (2.61%) .NET Developer
11 8 (2.61%) IT Manager
11 8 (2.61%) Java Developer
11 8 (2.61%) Lead Android Developer
11 8 (2.61%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.29%) Business Manager
12 7 (2.29%) E-Commerce Analyst
12 7 (2.29%) Retail Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.90%) HTML
2 14 (4.58%) .NET
3 13 (4.25%) XML
4 11 (3.59%) CSS
5 10 (3.27%) Web Services
6 9 (2.94%) Middleware
7 8 (2.61%) jQuery
8 7 (2.29%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.96%) J2EE
10 5 (1.63%) HTML5
10 5 (1.63%) SOAP
11 4 (1.31%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.31%) CSS3
11 4 (1.31%) Spring
12 3 (0.98%) Ajax
12 3 (0.98%) Cocoa
12 3 (0.98%) iOS SDK
12 3 (0.98%) JAXB
12 3 (0.98%) REST
12 3 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.27%) User Experience
3 9 (2.94%) EPoS
4 7 (2.29%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.29%) Digital Media
4 7 (2.29%) FMCG
5 6 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.31%) Online Banking
7 3 (0.98%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.65%) Copywriting
8 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.65%) Replication
9 1 (0.33%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.33%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.59%) Linux
2 10 (3.27%) Android
3 8 (2.61%) Unix
4 6 (1.96%) Windows
5 5 (1.63%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (19.61%) E-Commerce
3 53 (17.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (11.11%) Project Management
5 21 (6.86%) CRM
5 21 (6.86%) PRINCE2
6 19 (6.21%) Mobile Development
7 18 (5.88%) ERP
8 17 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 17 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (4.58%) Programme Management
10 13 (4.25%) Data Modelling
10 13 (4.25%) Scrum
10 13 (4.25%) Test Scripting
11 11 (3.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (3.27%) Analytics
12 10 (3.27%) Android Development
12 10 (3.27%) Change Management
12 10 (3.27%) SDLC
12 10 (3.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.44%) Java
2 34 (11.11%) SQL
3 24 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.23%) C#
5 11 (3.59%) PHP
6 7 (2.29%) X++
7 5 (1.63%) Python
7 5 (1.63%) Ruby
7 5 (1.63%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.31%) COBOL
9 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.98%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.98%) Perl
9 3 (0.98%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.65%) JCL
10 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.65%) VBA
11 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.33%) C
11 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (2.94%) Degree
2 7 (2.29%) ISEB
2 7 (2.29%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.98%) APMP
5 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.33%) CCA
6 1 (0.33%) CISSP
6 1 (0.33%) HP ASE
6 1 (0.33%) HP MASE
6 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.33%) PhD
6 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.96%) QA
2 5 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) IAS 39
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) HDFS
2 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.96%) Puppet
2 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.33%) Graylog
3 1 (0.33%) Nagios
3 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.33%) yum
Vendors
1 38 (12.42%) Oracle
2 28 (9.15%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.23%) hybris
4 12 (3.92%) IBM
5 6 (1.96%) SAP
5 6 (1.96%) Teradata
6 4 (1.31%) Axway
6 4 (1.31%) BroadVision
6 4 (1.31%) Cisco
6 4 (1.31%) HP
6 4 (1.31%) Tableau
6 4 (1.31%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.31%) webMethods
7 3 (0.98%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.65%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.65%) Citrix
8 2 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.65%) Remedy
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