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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 32 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 211 168 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.85% 5.42% 5.32%
As % of the General category 13.43% 17.13% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 94 95
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£425 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £572 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -55.31%
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
1571 981 1015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.11% 31.62% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 539 508
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 40 61
Average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.77 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.67 £45.00 £33.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 September 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 +1 123 £450 +10.70% 54
Cheshire +5 54 £425 -5.55% 19
Merseyside -23 3 £350 -1.75% 3
Lancashire -17 1 - - 4
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 163 (45.28%) Finance
2 143 (39.72%) Banking
3 109 (30.28%) Retail Banking
4 76 (21.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (14.17%) E-Commerce
6 47 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (12.50%) Oracle
7 45 (12.50%) Project Management
8 35 (9.72%) Business Analysis
9 26 (7.22%) Migration
9 26 (7.22%) Windows
9 26 (7.22%) Microsoft
10 21 (5.83%) HTML
11 20 (5.56%) SQL
12 19 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (5.00%) Risk Management
14 16 (4.44%) Java
14 16 (4.44%) JavaScript
14 16 (4.44%) MS Office
14 16 (4.44%) PRINCE2
15 15 (4.17%) ITIL
15 15 (4.17%) HTML5
16 13 (3.61%) CSS
16 13 (3.61%) CRM
17 12 (3.33%) MS Excel
17 12 (3.33%) MS Project
17 12 (3.33%) Legal
17 12 (3.33%) Data Migration
17 12 (3.33%) SDLC

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 11 (3.06%) SAS
2 9 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.67%) CMS
6 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.11%) JBoss
8 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.83%) WordPress
8 3 (0.83%) Confluence
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.56%) Apache
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.56%) Liferay
10 1 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.28%) CICS
10 1 (0.28%) Lync
10 1 (0.28%) JCAPS
Applications
1 16 (4.44%) MS Office
2 12 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.33%) MS Project
3 6 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.22%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.28%) Magento
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP ECC
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.39%) Office 365
2 4 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.83%) SoftLayer
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.94%) Firewall
2 6 (1.67%) DNS
3 4 (1.11%) HTTP
4 2 (0.56%) ATM
4 2 (0.56%) Wireless
4 2 (0.56%) Intranet
5 1 (0.28%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.28%) SSH
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.28%) Network Security
5 1 (0.28%) Junos
5 1 (0.28%) LAN
5 1 (0.28%) WAN
5 1 (0.28%) DHCP
5 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.28%) VPN
5 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.94%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.67%) DB2
5 5 (1.39%) MySQL
5 5 (1.39%) Base SAS
5 5 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (1.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.83%) Big Data
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.11%) FishEye
2 4 (1.11%) Subversion
2 4 (1.11%) JIRA
2 4 (1.11%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.83%) LoadRunner
3 3 (0.83%) JMeter
3 3 (0.83%) Maven
3 3 (0.83%) Gradle
3 3 (0.83%) Artifactory
3 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.28%) LSMW
4 1 (0.28%) ERwin
4 1 (0.28%) JUnit
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 163 (45.28%) Finance
2 143 (39.72%) Banking
3 109 (30.28%) Retail Banking
4 12 (3.33%) Legal
5 8 (2.22%) Marketing
6 7 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.83%) Back Office
8 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.83%) Billing
8 3 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 2 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 131 (36.39%) Analyst
2 95 (26.39%) Business Analyst
3 65 (18.06%) Project Manager
4 36 (10.00%) Architect
5 31 (8.61%) Developer
6 24 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (6.39%) Senior Business Analyst
8 17 (4.72%) Consultant
8 17 (4.72%) Banking Business Analyst
9 13 (3.61%) Designer
10 12 (3.33%) Programme Manager
11 10 (2.78%) Senior Manager
11 10 (2.78%) PMO Analyst
12 8 (2.22%) Financial Services Business Analyst
12 8 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.22%) Financial Business Analyst
13 7 (1.94%) Integration Architect
13 7 (1.94%) Test Analyst
13 7 (1.94%) Senior Architect
14 6 (1.67%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.83%) HTML
2 15 (4.17%) HTML5
3 13 (3.61%) CSS
4 10 (2.78%) Web Services
5 7 (1.94%) CSS3
6 6 (1.67%) Spring
7 5 (1.39%) JSON
7 5 (1.39%) EJB
7 5 (1.39%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.39%) jQuery
7 5 (1.39%) WSDL
7 5 (1.39%) JSP
8 4 (1.11%) Servlets
8 4 (1.11%) .NET
8 4 (1.11%) J2EE
8 4 (1.11%) XML
8 4 (1.11%) Middleware
9 3 (0.83%) JSF
9 3 (0.83%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.06%) User Experience
2 11 (3.06%) Mobile App
3 7 (1.94%) FMCG
3 7 (1.94%) Online Banking
4 5 (1.39%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.83%) IVR
7 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.56%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.56%) PMI
7 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.56%) Social Media
8 1 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.28%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.28%) EPoS
8 1 (0.28%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.22%) Windows
2 9 (2.50%) UNIX
2 9 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (2.22%) Linux
4 6 (1.67%) Android
5 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.56%) Solaris
6 2 (0.56%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.28%) AIX
7 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 51 (14.17%) E-Commerce
3 47 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (12.50%) Project Management
5 35 (9.72%) Business Analysis
6 26 (7.22%) Migration
7 18 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 18 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (4.44%) PRINCE2
9 15 (4.17%) ITIL
10 13 (3.61%) CRM
11 12 (3.33%) Data Migration
11 12 (3.33%) SDLC
12 10 (2.78%) Waterfall
12 10 (2.78%) ETL
12 10 (2.78%) Information Security
12 10 (2.78%) Data Analysis
13 9 (2.50%) SOA
13 9 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.56%) SQL
2 16 (4.44%) Java
2 16 (4.44%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.22%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.94%) PHP
5 6 (1.67%) Python
6 4 (1.11%) Objective-C
6 4 (1.11%) C
6 4 (1.11%) C++
7 3 (0.83%) C#
7 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.83%) Perl
7 3 (0.83%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.56%) X++
8 2 (0.56%) Assembly Language
8 2 (0.56%) COBOL
8 2 (0.56%) VBA
9 1 (0.28%) JCL
9 1 (0.28%) VB
9 1 (0.28%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (2.22%) ISEB
1 8 (2.22%) Degree
2 5 (1.39%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.83%) PMP
3 3 (0.83%) CCA
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.28%) VCDX
5 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.28%) CCNA
5 1 (0.28%) ACCA
5 1 (0.28%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.78%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) COBIT
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) FINREP
System Software
1 11 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.56%) Squid
4 2 (0.56%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (1.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (0.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 45 (12.50%) Oracle
2 26 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.06%) VMware
4 10 (2.78%) IBM
5 7 (1.94%) Teradata
6 6 (1.67%) hybris
7 5 (1.39%) Cisco
8 4 (1.11%) SAP
9 3 (0.83%) HP
9 3 (0.83%) Citrix
9 3 (0.83%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.83%) Tableau
10 2 (0.56%) ATG
10 2 (0.56%) Avaya
10 2 (0.56%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.56%) Sybase
11 1 (0.28%) Cognos
11 1 (0.28%) Adobe
11 1 (0.28%) NetApp
11 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Mason Frank
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Mason Frank
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £430 - £478 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per month
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago