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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
England / North West
Rank 43 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 110 169 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.20% 4.31% 4.60%
As % of the General category 14.32% 13.39% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 105 99
Median daily rate £405 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -16.26%

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
768 1262 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.29% 32.16% 34.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 802 644
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 47
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 76 £425 +6.25% 46
Lancashire +10 9 £375 +3.44% 3
Merseyside +1 9 £575 +69.11% 5
Cheshire +10 6 £258 -41.42% 7
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 55 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.25%) Finance
3 37 (16.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (15.79%) Banking
5 35 (15.35%) E-Commerce
6 29 (12.72%) SQL
6 29 (12.72%) Oracle
7 20 (8.77%) Java
7 20 (8.77%) Project Management
8 17 (7.46%) Data Modelling
8 17 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (7.46%) Migration
9 16 (7.02%) SAP
9 16 (7.02%) Marketing
9 16 (7.02%) Retail Banking
9 16 (7.02%) Analytics
10 14 (6.14%) Scrum
11 13 (5.70%) Test Scripting
11 13 (5.70%) Data Migration
12 12 (5.26%) HTML
13 11 (4.82%) SQL Server
13 11 (4.82%) JavaScript
13 11 (4.82%) C#
13 11 (4.82%) Web Services
13 11 (4.82%) Microsoft
13 11 (4.82%) Python
13 11 (4.82%) JIRA
14 10 (4.39%) Data Architecture
14 10 (4.39%) Big Data
14 10 (4.39%) MS Excel

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 (3.95%) SAS
2 7 (3.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (3.07%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.75%) CMS
5 2 (0.88%) CICS
5 2 (0.88%) Commerce Server
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.44%) Apache
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.44%) Confluence
6 1 (0.44%) Drupal
6 1 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.44%) JBoss
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.88%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) MS Project
3 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.44%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (3.51%) SAP Retail
2 5 (2.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.32%) Magento
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.44%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.44%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.88%) IaaS
2 2 (0.88%) Office 365
2 2 (0.88%) PaaS
3 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) WAN
2 2 (0.88%) Firewall
2 2 (0.88%) Internet
2 2 (0.88%) LAN
2 2 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.44%) Broadband
3 1 (0.44%) DMZ
3 1 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.44%) HTTP
3 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.44%) RFID
3 1 (0.44%) SAN
3 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.39%) Big Data
2 10 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.07%) DB2
4 5 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.19%) MySQL
4 5 (2.19%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.88%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.88%) QlikView
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.82%) JIRA
2 6 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.32%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.32%) Hudson
4 3 (1.32%) Selenium
4 3 (1.32%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.88%) GoCD
5 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.44%) Grunt
6 1 (0.44%) gulp
6 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.44%) Protractor
6 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.44%) Zephyr
General
1 53 (23.25%) Finance
2 36 (15.79%) Banking
3 16 (7.02%) Marketing
3 16 (7.02%) Retail Banking
4 7 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.75%) Legal
6 2 (0.88%) Front Office
6 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (21.93%) Developer
2 48 (21.05%) Analyst
3 33 (14.47%) Project Manager
4 18 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 17 (7.46%) Architect
6 16 (7.02%) Consultant
7 9 (3.95%) Data Architect
8 8 (3.51%) IT Manager
8 8 (3.51%) Retail Business Analyst
9 7 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.63%) Android Developer
10 6 (2.63%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.19%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (2.19%) Lead Developer
11 5 (2.19%) SAP Architect
11 5 (2.19%) SAP Consultant
11 5 (2.19%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
11 5 (2.19%) SAP Retail Consultant
11 5 (2.19%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.19%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.26%) HTML
2 11 (4.82%) Web Services
3 9 (3.95%) AngularJS
4 8 (3.51%) .NET
4 8 (3.51%) CSS
5 6 (2.63%) XML
6 5 (2.19%) HTML5
6 5 (2.19%) Middleware
7 4 (1.75%) CSS3
7 4 (1.75%) J2EE
7 4 (1.75%) Node.js
8 3 (1.32%) SOAP
9 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.88%) jQuery
9 2 (0.88%) JSP
9 2 (0.88%) REST
10 1 (0.44%) Backbone.js
10 1 (0.44%) EJB
10 1 (0.44%) Sass
10 1 (0.44%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.63%) Data Centre
1 6 (2.63%) FMCG
2 5 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.19%) Credit Risk
2 5 (2.19%) User Experience
3 4 (1.75%) Data Integration
3 4 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.32%) EPoS
4 3 (1.32%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.32%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.88%) Copywriting
5 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.88%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.88%) NHS
5 2 (0.88%) PACS
5 2 (0.88%) Statistics
6 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.44%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.95%) Linux
2 6 (2.63%) Android
3 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (1.75%) Unix
3 4 (1.75%) Windows
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.44%) CentOS
5 1 (0.44%) Fedora
5 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (16.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (15.35%) E-Commerce
4 20 (8.77%) Project Management
5 17 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (7.46%) Data Modelling
5 17 (7.46%) Migration
6 16 (7.02%) Analytics
7 14 (6.14%) Scrum
8 13 (5.70%) Data Migration
8 13 (5.70%) Test Scripting
9 10 (4.39%) Data Architecture
9 10 (4.39%) SDLC
10 8 (3.51%) Business Analysis
10 8 (3.51%) ERP
10 8 (3.51%) Mobile Development
10 8 (3.51%) SOA
11 7 (3.07%) Change Management
11 7 (3.07%) Data Mapping
11 7 (3.07%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.72%) SQL
2 20 (8.77%) Java
3 11 (4.82%) C#
3 11 (4.82%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.82%) Python
4 5 (2.19%) X++
5 4 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.75%) Perl
5 4 (1.75%) Ruby
5 4 (1.75%) TypeScript
6 3 (1.32%) Korn
6 3 (1.32%) PHP
6 3 (1.32%) R
7 2 (0.88%) COBOL
7 2 (0.88%) Go
7 2 (0.88%) JCL
7 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.44%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (2.19%) Degree
1 5 (2.19%) ISEB
2 4 (1.75%) ISTQB
2 4 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (1.75%) PhD
3 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.88%) CISSP
5 1 (0.44%) APMP
5 1 (0.44%) CISA
5 1 (0.44%) CISM
5 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.75%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.32%) Ansible
1 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.32%) Terraform
2 2 (0.88%) Puppet
3 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (12.72%) Oracle
2 16 (7.02%) SAP
3 11 (4.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.39%) IBM
5 7 (3.07%) hybris
6 6 (2.63%) Tableau
7 4 (1.75%) HP
7 4 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.75%) Teradata
8 3 (1.32%) Cisco
8 3 (1.32%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.88%) DataCash
9 2 (0.88%) Google
9 2 (0.88%) Informatica
9 2 (0.88%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.88%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.88%) Splunk
9 2 (0.88%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.44%) ATG
10 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago