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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 34 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 135 105 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.38% 3.89% 4.45%
As % of the General category 12.50% 11.54% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 68 60
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £6.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £10.75
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +44.18%
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
1080 910 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.03% 33.74% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 475 370
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 46 62
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +75.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £9.05 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £43.10 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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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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 +15 90 £328 -12.66% 65
Cheshire +5 27 £450 +12.50% 20
Lancashire -14 6 £275 -12.69% 8
Merseyside -20 4 £575 +43.75% 6
Cumbria - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 113 (35.09%) Finance
2 73 (22.67%) Banking
3 65 (20.19%) Oracle
4 54 (16.77%) Retail Banking
5 51 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (15.84%) E-Commerce
6 47 (14.60%) Project Management
7 36 (11.18%) Oracle Retail
8 28 (8.70%) SQL
9 27 (8.39%) .NET
10 24 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (6.52%) Microsoft
11 21 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (6.21%) SQL Server
13 19 (5.90%) Windows
14 18 (5.59%) SAS
15 17 (5.28%) HTML
16 16 (4.97%) C#
16 16 (4.97%) IBM
16 16 (4.97%) MS PowerPoint
17 15 (4.66%) Business Analysis
17 15 (4.66%) CSS
18 14 (4.35%) UNIX
18 14 (4.35%) OO
19 13 (4.04%) Migration
19 13 (4.04%) Telecoms
19 13 (4.04%) MS Excel
19 13 (4.04%) Integration Testing
20 12 (3.73%) Billing
20 12 (3.73%) Linux

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 18 (5.59%) SAS
2 8 (2.48%) CMS
3 5 (1.55%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.93%) CICS
4 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.93%) Apache
4 3 (0.93%) JBoss
4 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.62%) IIS
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.31%) Drupal
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (4.97%) MS PowerPoint
2 13 (4.04%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.48%) MS Project
3 8 (2.48%) MS Office
4 7 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.55%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.24%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.93%) SPSS
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 36 (11.18%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (1.55%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (1.24%) Magento
3 4 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.31%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.31%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.31%) Summit
6 1 (0.31%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.31%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.31%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.31%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
2 1 (0.31%) PaaS
2 1 (0.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) IaaS
2 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) WAN
2 2 (0.62%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) DNS
3 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.31%) FTP
3 1 (0.31%) LAN
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) LDAP
3 1 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.73%) DB2
3 8 (2.48%) MySQL
3 8 (2.48%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.86%) Base SAS
5 6 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.86%) OLAP
5 6 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.55%) Essbase
6 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 4 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (1.24%) Big Data
7 4 (1.24%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (2.80%) Visual Studio
1 9 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.86%) SoapUI
3 6 (1.86%) Selenium
4 5 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (1.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (1.24%) JIRA
6 3 (0.93%) Toad
6 3 (0.93%) Subversion
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.93%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.62%) Introscope
8 1 (0.31%) Xcode
8 1 (0.31%) NUnit
8 1 (0.31%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.31%) MSTest
8 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.31%) Axure RP
General
1 113 (35.09%) Finance
2 73 (22.67%) Banking
3 54 (16.77%) Retail Banking
4 13 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.73%) Billing
6 6 (1.86%) Marketing
6 6 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.55%) Back Office
8 2 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 77 (23.91%) Analyst
2 56 (17.39%) Developer
3 44 (13.66%) Project Manager
4 40 (12.42%) Business Analyst
5 31 (9.63%) Architect
6 26 (8.07%) Consultant
7 17 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (5.28%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (4.97%) Senior Business Analyst
9 14 (4.35%) .NET Developer
10 10 (3.11%) Programme Manager
10 10 (3.11%) Oracle Consultant
11 9 (2.80%) Senior Manager
12 8 (2.48%) Designer
12 8 (2.48%) Test Leader
12 8 (2.48%) DBA
12 8 (2.48%) Administrator
13 7 (2.17%) Test Analyst
13 7 (2.17%) Senior Project Manager
13 7 (2.17%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.39%) .NET
2 17 (5.28%) HTML
3 15 (4.66%) CSS
4 12 (3.73%) ASP.NET
5 11 (3.42%) Web Services
6 9 (2.80%) Middleware
6 9 (2.80%) jQuery
7 8 (2.48%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (2.17%) HTML5
9 6 (1.86%) CSS3
9 6 (1.86%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.86%) SOAP
10 5 (1.55%) WPF
11 4 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.24%) Java EE
11 4 (1.24%) XML
12 3 (0.93%) J2EE
12 3 (0.93%) LAMP
12 3 (0.93%) LINQ
12 3 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.11%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.48%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (1.55%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.24%) Clustering
6 3 (0.93%) PMI
6 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.93%) FMCG
7 2 (0.62%) User Experience
7 2 (0.62%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.62%) Open Source
7 2 (0.62%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.62%) AS400
8 1 (0.31%) HACMP
8 1 (0.31%) W3C
8 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.31%) Tandem
8 1 (0.31%) Economics
8 1 (0.31%) Animation
8 1 (0.31%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.90%) Windows
2 14 (4.35%) UNIX
3 12 (3.73%) Linux
4 6 (1.86%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.86%) Android
5 5 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.93%) AIX
8 2 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) SUSE
8 2 (0.62%) HPUX
8 2 (0.62%) Solaris
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.62%) zOS
9 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
1 51 (15.84%) E-Commerce
2 47 (14.60%) Project Management
3 24 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (4.66%) Business Analysis
5 14 (4.35%) OO
6 13 (4.04%) Migration
6 13 (4.04%) Integration Testing
7 12 (3.73%) PRINCE2
7 12 (3.73%) Coaching
8 11 (3.42%) ITIL
8 11 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (3.42%) MVC
8 11 (3.42%) Regression Testing
8 11 (3.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (3.11%) Analytics
9 10 (3.11%) ERP
9 10 (3.11%) SOA
10 9 (2.80%) CRM
10 9 (2.80%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.70%) SQL
2 16 (4.97%) C#
3 11 (3.42%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.80%) PHP
5 8 (2.48%) Java
6 7 (2.17%) VBA
7 6 (1.86%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.24%) Objective-C
8 4 (1.24%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.93%) VB
9 3 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.62%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.62%) VB6
10 2 (0.62%) XAML
10 2 (0.62%) VBScript
10 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.31%) PL/1
11 1 (0.31%) COBOL
11 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (1.86%) Security Cleared
1 6 (1.86%) Degree
2 4 (1.24%) ISEB
2 4 (1.24%) PMP
2 4 (1.24%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.93%) ISTQB
3 3 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.31%) CISSP
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.31%) CCNP
5 1 (0.31%) CCNA
5 1 (0.31%) MCSE
5 1 (0.31%) CISA
5 1 (0.31%) MCTS
5 1 (0.31%) MCITP
5 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.31%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.11%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.31%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.24%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.93%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.62%) Firmware
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.31%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.31%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.24%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (0.93%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.93%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (0.93%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.62%) Puppet
3 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.62%) SCCM
4 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.31%) Foglight
4 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 65 (20.19%) Oracle
2 21 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.97%) IBM
4 10 (3.11%) VMware
5 8 (2.48%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.17%) SAP
7 6 (1.86%) Fujitsu
7 6 (1.86%) Hyperion
7 6 (1.86%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.55%) HP
9 4 (1.24%) ATG
9 4 (1.24%) Citrix
10 3 (0.93%) Sun
10 3 (0.93%) Cognos
10 3 (0.93%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.93%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (0.62%) hybris
11 2 (0.62%) Teradata
11 2 (0.62%) FatWire
11 2 (0.62%) Cisco
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Lancashire
Boss IT
Rate: £600 - £800 a day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Capita - ITPS
Posted: 7 days ago
North West
Boss ERP Consulting
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West of England
Boss ERP Consulting
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum pro rata (dependant on experience)
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago