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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
England / North West
Rank 35 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 131 161 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.05% 4.21% 4.54%
As % of the General category 16.73% 12.95% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 90 104
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £414
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -45.17%

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
783 1243 1243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.19% 32.50% 36.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 769 671
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £259 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 63 61
Median hourly rate £38.46 £26.83 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.34% +49.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.20 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +3 85 £425 +6.25% 51
Lancashire +27 18 £375 +15.38% 7
Merseyside +3 10 £535 +42.66% 9
Cheshire +7 5 £320 -6.43% 23
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 62 (29.38%) Finance
2 48 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (16.59%) Banking
4 31 (14.69%) SQL
5 30 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (11.37%) E-Commerce
7 22 (10.43%) Data Modelling
7 22 (10.43%) Oracle
8 21 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (9.95%) Migration
9 18 (8.53%) Retail Banking
10 17 (8.06%) IBM
10 17 (8.06%) SAP
11 16 (7.58%) Java
12 15 (7.11%) Marketing
12 15 (7.11%) Analytics
13 14 (6.64%) Data Migration
14 12 (5.69%) Project Management
14 12 (5.69%) Web Services
14 12 (5.69%) SAS
15 11 (5.21%) Linux
15 11 (5.21%) SQL Server
15 11 (5.21%) DB2
15 11 (5.21%) JIRA
15 11 (5.21%) Big Data
16 10 (4.74%) Test Scripting
16 10 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (4.74%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (4.74%) Personalization
17 9 (4.27%) Python

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 12 (5.69%) SAS
2 7 (3.32%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.42%) CICS
4 3 (1.42%) CMS
4 3 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.95%) Apache
5 2 (0.95%) IIS
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.47%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.47%) Drupal
6 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.42%) MS Office
3 3 (1.42%) MS Project
4 2 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.95%) InDesign
4 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (4.27%) SAP Retail
2 5 (2.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.90%) SAP MDG
4 3 (1.42%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.95%) Magento
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.47%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.47%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.42%) IaaS
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.42%) Office 365
3 2 (0.95%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.37%) HTTP
2 4 (1.90%) FTP
2 4 (1.90%) HTTPS
2 4 (1.90%) SSL
3 2 (0.95%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (0.95%) WAN
3 2 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.47%) DMZ
4 1 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.47%) Firewall
4 1 (0.47%) LAN
4 1 (0.47%) RFID
4 1 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.21%) Big Data
1 11 (5.21%) DB2
1 11 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.74%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.79%) MySQL
4 6 (2.84%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (2.37%) QlikView
6 4 (1.90%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.42%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.95%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.95%) Power BI
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (5.21%) JIRA
2 5 (2.37%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.42%) Hudson
4 3 (1.42%) Selenium
4 3 (1.42%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.95%) ERwin
5 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.95%) GoCD
5 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.47%) Grunt
6 1 (0.47%) gulp
6 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (29.38%) Finance
2 35 (16.59%) Banking
3 18 (8.53%) Retail Banking
4 15 (7.11%) Marketing
5 7 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.42%) Advertising
6 3 (1.42%) Legal
7 2 (0.95%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.47%) Front Office
8 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (22.27%) Analyst
2 39 (18.48%) Developer
3 27 (12.80%) Project Manager
4 21 (9.95%) Business Analyst
5 17 (8.06%) Architect
6 15 (7.11%) Consultant
7 9 (4.27%) Data Architect
8 8 (3.79%) Financial Analyst
8 8 (3.79%) IT Manager
9 7 (3.32%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (2.84%) Programme Manager
10 6 (2.84%) Retail Business Analyst
10 6 (2.84%) SAP Architect
11 5 (2.37%) SAP Consultant
11 5 (2.37%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
11 5 (2.37%) SAP Retail Consultant
11 5 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.37%) Tester
12 4 (1.90%) Data Analyst
12 4 (1.90%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.69%) Web Services
2 7 (3.32%) AngularJS
2 7 (3.32%) HTML
3 6 (2.84%) .NET
4 5 (2.37%) CSS
4 5 (2.37%) J2EE
5 4 (1.90%) EDIFACT
5 4 (1.90%) HTML5
5 4 (1.90%) JDBC
5 4 (1.90%) JMS
5 4 (1.90%) ODBC
5 4 (1.90%) XML
6 3 (1.42%) CSS3
6 3 (1.42%) jQuery
6 3 (1.42%) Node.js
7 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.47%) EJB
8 1 (0.47%) JSP
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.27%) FMCG
2 8 (3.79%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.84%) Credit Risk
5 5 (2.37%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.37%) User Experience
6 3 (1.42%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.42%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.95%) NHS
7 2 (0.95%) PACS
8 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.47%) Clustering
8 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.47%) Fintech
8 1 (0.47%) IPTV
8 1 (0.47%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.47%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.21%) Linux
2 6 (2.84%) Unix
2 6 (2.84%) Windows
3 5 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.42%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) CentOS
5 1 (0.47%) Fedora
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (11.37%) E-Commerce
4 22 (10.43%) Data Modelling
5 21 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (9.95%) Migration
6 15 (7.11%) Analytics
7 14 (6.64%) Data Migration
8 12 (5.69%) Project Management
9 10 (4.74%) Personalization
9 10 (4.74%) Test Scripting
10 9 (4.27%) Scrum
11 7 (3.32%) Data Architecture
11 7 (3.32%) Data Flow Diagram
11 7 (3.32%) Microservices
11 7 (3.32%) SDLC
11 7 (3.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (3.32%) Time Management
12 6 (2.84%) Coaching
12 6 (2.84%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.69%) SQL
2 16 (7.58%) Java
3 9 (4.27%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.27%) Python
4 7 (3.32%) C#
5 4 (1.90%) ActionScript
5 4 (1.90%) ActionScript 2.0
5 4 (1.90%) ActionScript 3.0
5 4 (1.90%) Perl
6 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.42%) JCL
6 3 (1.42%) Korn
6 3 (1.42%) R
6 3 (1.42%) Ruby
6 3 (1.42%) TypeScript
6 3 (1.42%) X++
7 2 (0.95%) COBOL
7 2 (0.95%) Go
7 2 (0.95%) PHP
7 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (1.90%) ISEB
2 3 (1.42%) PhD
2 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.95%) Degree
3 2 (0.95%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.47%) CISA
4 1 (0.47%) CISM
4 1 (0.47%) CISSP
4 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.47%) PMP
4 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.84%) PMO
2 4 (1.90%) QA
3 2 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) RACF
2 1 (0.47%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.47%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) Ansible
1 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.42%) Terraform
2 2 (0.95%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (10.43%) Oracle
2 17 (8.06%) IBM
2 17 (8.06%) SAP
3 7 (3.32%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.84%) Tableau
5 5 (2.37%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.90%) Axway
6 4 (1.90%) HP
6 4 (1.90%) hybris
7 3 (1.42%) Splunk
7 3 (1.42%) Teradata
8 2 (0.95%) Adobe
8 2 (0.95%) DataCash
8 2 (0.95%) DataFlux
8 2 (0.95%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.95%) EMC
8 2 (0.95%) Google
8 2 (0.95%) Informatica
8 2 (0.95%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.95%) WorldPay
Cheshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £375 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago