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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 36 45 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs citing Retail 164 107 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.20% 3.43% 6.60%
As % of the General category 11.64% 10.86% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 60 91
Average daily rate
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£450 £406 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £58.50 - £7.88
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 - £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.70 - £9.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +33.33%
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
1409 985 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.10% 31.57% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 541 395
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £232 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 48 54
Average hourly rate £21.11 £31.53 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.04% +48.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £45.00 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +4 97 £450 +12.50% 49
Cheshire +9 36 £450 +20.00% 21
Merseyside -3 11 £363 -34.09% 1
Lancashire - 7 £700 - 5
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 120 (38.83%) Finance
2 94 (30.42%) Banking
3 77 (24.92%) Retail Banking
4 73 (23.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (16.50%) Project Management
6 46 (14.89%) Oracle
7 38 (12.30%) E-Commerce
8 27 (8.74%) Microsoft
9 23 (7.44%) SQL
10 22 (7.12%) SQL Server
10 22 (7.12%) Business Analysis
11 21 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (6.47%) PRINCE2
13 19 (6.15%) .NET
14 18 (5.83%) Migration
14 18 (5.83%) Oracle Retail
15 17 (5.50%) C#
15 17 (5.50%) Windows
16 16 (5.18%) ITIL
16 16 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (4.85%) Oracle Database
18 14 (4.53%) HTML
19 13 (4.21%) CRM
19 13 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
20 12 (3.88%) ASP.NET
21 11 (3.56%) QA
21 11 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
21 11 (3.56%) MS Project
21 11 (3.56%) MS Office
21 11 (3.56%) Java

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 9 (2.91%) SAS
2 5 (1.62%) CMS
3 4 (1.29%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.97%) Confluence
4 3 (0.97%) JCAPS
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle BPEL
4 3 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.65%) CICS
5 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) Node.js
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.32%) Drupal
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (3.56%) MS Project
1 11 (3.56%) MS Office
2 9 (2.91%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.97%) SPSS
5 3 (0.97%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (5.83%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (1.62%) SAP Retail
3 4 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.32%) Finacle
6 1 (0.32%) Magento
6 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.32%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.32%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.32%) Summit
6 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.97%) SoftLayer
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.65%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.29%) WAN
2 2 (0.65%) Firewall
2 2 (0.65%) Wireless
2 2 (0.65%) ATM
2 2 (0.65%) LAN
2 2 (0.65%) DNS
2 2 (0.65%) HTTP
2 2 (0.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) NAS
3 1 (0.32%) Network Security
3 1 (0.32%) SAN
3 1 (0.32%) VPN
3 1 (0.32%) DHCP
3 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.85%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.62%) DB2
5 5 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.29%) Base SAS
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.97%) MS Access
7 3 (0.97%) Big Data
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (3.24%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.29%) Toad
4 4 (1.29%) JIRA
5 3 (0.97%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.97%) Selenium
5 3 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.97%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (0.97%) JMeter
6 2 (0.65%) CocoaPods
6 2 (0.65%) Appium
6 2 (0.65%) Gradle
6 2 (0.65%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.65%) Xcode
6 2 (0.65%) Subversion
6 2 (0.65%) Maven
6 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 120 (38.83%) Finance
2 94 (30.42%) Banking
3 77 (24.92%) Retail Banking
4 9 (2.91%) Marketing
5 7 (2.27%) Back Office
5 7 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.62%) Billing
7 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.65%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 90 (29.13%) Analyst
2 65 (21.04%) Project Manager
3 62 (20.06%) Business Analyst
4 43 (13.92%) Developer
5 23 (7.44%) Senior Analyst
6 22 (7.12%) Senior Business Analyst
7 20 (6.47%) Architect
7 20 (6.47%) Consultant
8 12 (3.88%) Financial Business Analyst
8 12 (3.88%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 9 (2.91%) Test Analyst
9 9 (2.91%) Senior Manager
9 9 (2.91%) Programme Manager
9 9 (2.91%) SAP Consultant
9 9 (2.91%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (2.59%) .NET Developer
10 8 (2.59%) Senior Project Manager
11 7 (2.27%) Designer
11 7 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.15%) .NET
2 14 (4.53%) HTML
3 12 (3.88%) ASP.NET
4 10 (3.24%) Web Services
4 10 (3.24%) Oracle Fusion
5 9 (2.91%) CSS
5 9 (2.91%) Middleware
6 8 (2.59%) HTML5
7 7 (2.27%) jQuery
8 6 (1.94%) CSS3
9 4 (1.29%) WPF
9 4 (1.29%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.97%) REST
10 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.97%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.97%) WCF
10 3 (0.97%) XML
10 3 (0.97%) SOAP
10 3 (0.97%) EJB
10 3 (0.97%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.62%) User Experience
3 4 (1.29%) Mainframe
4 3 (0.97%) Online Banking
4 3 (0.97%) PMI
5 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.65%) FlexPod
5 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.65%) Clustering
5 2 (0.65%) W3C
5 2 (0.65%) Animation
5 2 (0.65%) Open Source
6 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.32%) Economics
6 1 (0.32%) PKI
6 1 (0.32%) VSAM
6 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.50%) Windows
2 6 (1.94%) Android
3 5 (1.62%) Linux
4 4 (1.29%) UNIX
4 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.65%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.32%) AIX
7 1 (0.32%) HPUX
7 1 (0.32%) Solaris
7 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (23.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 51 (16.50%) Project Management
3 38 (12.30%) E-Commerce
4 22 (7.12%) Business Analysis
5 21 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (6.47%) PRINCE2
7 18 (5.83%) Migration
8 16 (5.18%) ITIL
8 16 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (4.21%) CRM
10 11 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (3.56%) Data Modelling
10 11 (3.56%) Risk Management
11 10 (3.24%) ERP
11 10 (3.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 9 (2.91%) Data Analysis
12 9 (2.91%) OO
12 9 (2.91%) SOA
12 9 (2.91%) Regression Testing
13 8 (2.59%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.44%) SQL
2 17 (5.50%) C#
3 11 (3.56%) Java
4 8 (2.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.62%) PHP
6 4 (1.29%) Objective-C
6 4 (1.29%) Python
6 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.97%) Perl
7 3 (0.97%) VBA
7 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.65%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.65%) C
8 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.65%) C++
8 2 (0.65%) COBOL
8 2 (0.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) X++
9 1 (0.32%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (2.91%) Degree
2 7 (2.27%) ISEB
3 6 (1.94%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.62%) PMP
5 3 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.97%) CCA
5 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.65%) CCNA
7 1 (0.32%) HNC
7 1 (0.32%) ACCA
7 1 (0.32%) CCNP
7 1 (0.32%) MBA
7 1 (0.32%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.56%) QA
2 4 (1.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.65%) XenApp
4 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.65%) SCCM
4 2 (0.65%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 46 (14.89%) Oracle
2 27 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.56%) SAP
4 8 (2.59%) VMware
5 5 (1.62%) Citrix
6 3 (0.97%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.97%) IBM
6 3 (0.97%) HP
6 3 (0.97%) Teradata
7 2 (0.65%) ATG
7 2 (0.65%) Sun
7 2 (0.65%) Cisco
7 2 (0.65%) NetApp
7 2 (0.65%) Apple
7 2 (0.65%) Actimize
8 1 (0.32%) Twitter
8 1 (0.32%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.32%) hybris
8 1 (0.32%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.32%) Google
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £00.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £430 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + expenses
Posted: 10 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago