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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 27 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Retail 195 139 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.01% 4.94% 4.12%
As % of the General category 18.41% 13.76% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 74 72
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£419 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £278 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £383 £385
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £9.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
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
1059 1010 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.64% 35.90% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 489 550
Average daily rate £396 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 66 40
Average hourly rate £18.75 £22.54 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.81% +14.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.64 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 0 105 £376 +7.28% 67
Cheshire +16 47 £450 +23.28% 18
Merseyside +14 20 £538 +36.94% 2
Lancashire -19 3 £294 - 6
Cumbria - - - - 4
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 100 (31.95%) Finance
2 62 (19.81%) Banking
2 62 (19.81%) Oracle
3 53 (16.93%) E-Commerce
4 46 (14.70%) Retail Banking
5 42 (13.42%) Project Management
6 41 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (10.54%) .NET
8 27 (8.63%) Oracle Retail
9 24 (7.67%) SQL
10 22 (7.03%) SQL Server
10 22 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (6.71%) Windows
11 21 (6.71%) Microsoft
12 20 (6.39%) C#
13 17 (5.43%) HTML
13 17 (5.43%) OO
13 17 (5.43%) IBM
14 16 (5.11%) Web Services
15 15 (4.79%) CSS
15 15 (4.79%) JavaScript
15 15 (4.79%) PRINCE2
15 15 (4.79%) SAS
16 14 (4.47%) Mainframe
16 14 (4.47%) UNIX
16 14 (4.47%) MS Excel
16 14 (4.47%) DB2
16 14 (4.47%) MVC
16 14 (4.47%) Business Analysis

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 15 (4.79%) SAS
2 5 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.60%) CICS
2 5 (1.60%) CMS
3 4 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.96%) JBoss
4 3 (0.96%) Apache
4 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.64%) WordPress
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.64%) IIS
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.32%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.51%) MS Project
3 10 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.24%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.28%) MS Office
5 4 (1.28%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 27 (8.63%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (1.92%) Magento
3 5 (1.60%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.64%) SaaS
2 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.64%) Office 365
2 2 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.32%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.64%) ATM
1 2 (0.64%) HTTP
1 2 (0.64%) DNS
2 1 (0.32%) LDAP
2 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.47%) DB2
3 9 (2.88%) MySQL
4 8 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.92%) Big Data
7 5 (1.60%) Essbase
7 5 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.60%) OLAP
8 4 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.28%) Base SAS
8 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.96%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (3.19%) JIRA
2 9 (2.88%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.92%) Zephyr
5 5 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.60%) Selenium
6 4 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (1.28%) MSTest
6 4 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.96%) Subversion
8 2 (0.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.64%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.64%) Introscope
9 1 (0.32%) Toad
9 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 100 (31.95%) Finance
2 62 (19.81%) Banking
3 46 (14.70%) Retail Banking
4 11 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.19%) Billing
6 6 (1.92%) Back Office
7 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (0.96%) Marketing
8 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.64%) Front Office
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 76 (24.28%) Analyst
2 55 (17.57%) Developer
3 47 (15.02%) Business Analyst
4 40 (12.78%) Project Manager
5 33 (10.54%) Architect
6 23 (7.35%) Consultant
7 13 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (4.15%) Programme Manager
7 13 (4.15%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (4.15%) .NET Developer
8 12 (3.83%) Senior Business Analyst
9 9 (2.88%) Senior Manager
9 9 (2.88%) C# Developer
9 9 (2.88%) Oracle Consultant
10 8 (2.56%) Senior Project Manager
10 8 (2.56%) Test Analyst
11 7 (2.24%) Senior Developer
11 7 (2.24%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (1.92%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (1.92%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.54%) .NET
2 17 (5.43%) HTML
3 16 (5.11%) Web Services
4 15 (4.79%) CSS
5 11 (3.51%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.88%) .NET Framework
6 9 (2.88%) jQuery
7 8 (2.56%) WPF
8 7 (2.24%) WCF
9 6 (1.92%) LINQ
9 6 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (1.92%) Middleware
10 5 (1.60%) WinForms
10 5 (1.60%) J2EE
10 5 (1.60%) XML
10 5 (1.60%) HTML5
10 5 (1.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (1.28%) CSS3
11 4 (1.28%) JMS
11 4 (1.28%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.47%) Mainframe
3 11 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (1.28%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.28%) User Experience
5 3 (0.96%) Data Extraction
5 3 (0.96%) FMCG
5 3 (0.96%) PMI
5 3 (0.96%) EPoS
5 3 (0.96%) Clustering
6 2 (0.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.64%) AS400
6 2 (0.64%) Economics
6 2 (0.64%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.64%) Open Source
6 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.32%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.71%) Windows
2 14 (4.47%) UNIX
3 10 (3.19%) Linux
4 6 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.60%) Android
5 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.64%) zOS
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.64%) SUSE
7 2 (0.64%) AIX
8 1 (0.32%) HPUX
8 1 (0.32%) Solaris
8 1 (0.32%) VMS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (16.93%) E-Commerce
2 42 (13.42%) Project Management
3 41 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (5.43%) OO
5 15 (4.79%) PRINCE2
6 14 (4.47%) MVC
6 14 (4.47%) Business Analysis
7 13 (4.15%) Data Modelling
7 13 (4.15%) SOA
8 12 (3.83%) Scrum
8 12 (3.83%) Supplier Management
8 12 (3.83%) Migration
8 12 (3.83%) Coaching
9 10 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (3.19%) Workflow
9 10 (3.19%) ITIL
10 9 (2.88%) ERP
11 8 (2.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.67%) SQL
2 20 (6.39%) C#
3 15 (4.79%) JavaScript
4 13 (4.15%) Java
5 10 (3.19%) PHP
6 5 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.60%) VBA
7 4 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.28%) VB
8 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.96%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.64%) VB6
9 2 (0.64%) X++
9 2 (0.64%) SAS Macro
9 2 (0.64%) VBScript
10 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) COBOL
10 1 (0.32%) XAML
10 1 (0.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (1.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.60%) Degree
3 4 (1.28%) PMP
4 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.64%) ISEB
5 2 (0.64%) CISSP
5 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CISA
6 1 (0.32%) CISM
6 1 (0.32%) GIAC
6 1 (0.32%) MCTS
6 1 (0.32%) MCITP
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.32%) MCSE
6 1 (0.32%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) IIBA
6 1 (0.32%) CBAP
6 1 (0.32%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.24%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) COBIT
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.64%) Firmware
2 2 (0.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.32%) GPFS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
1 3 (0.96%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.96%) CA Wily
2 2 (0.64%) Puppet
2 2 (0.64%) SCCM
2 2 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.32%) Foglight
Vendors
1 62 (19.81%) Oracle
2 21 (6.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.43%) IBM
4 8 (2.56%) VMware
4 8 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 6 (1.92%) Fujitsu
5 6 (1.92%) Hyperion
5 6 (1.92%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.60%) SAP
6 5 (1.60%) Cognos
7 4 (1.28%) Adobe
7 4 (1.28%) Teradata
8 3 (0.96%) ATG
8 3 (0.96%) FatWire
8 3 (0.96%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (0.96%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.96%) HP
9 2 (0.64%) Citrix
9 2 (0.64%) CA
9 2 (0.64%) hybris
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