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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 27 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Retail 189 146 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.95% 4.91% 4.24%
As % of the General category 19.17% 14.00% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 83 68
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£400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £298 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £520 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.56% +1.25%
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
986 1043 1212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.06% 35.05% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 517 638
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 67 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.78 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +9 103 £400 +10.34% 48
Cheshire -1 33 £450 +12.50% 24
Merseyside +14 23 £338 -8.47% 8
Lancashire -21 4 £288 -3.36% 4
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 85 (29.41%) Finance
2 61 (21.11%) Oracle
3 54 (18.69%) E-Commerce
4 52 (17.99%) Banking
5 48 (16.61%) Project Management
6 47 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (14.88%) Retail Banking
8 39 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (9.34%) .NET
10 21 (7.27%) Oracle Retail
11 20 (6.92%) SQL
12 19 (6.57%) C#
12 19 (6.57%) SQL Server
12 19 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (6.23%) Business Analysis
13 18 (6.23%) Windows
13 18 (6.23%) SOA
14 17 (5.88%) IBM
14 17 (5.88%) Microsoft
14 17 (5.88%) PRINCE2
14 17 (5.88%) OO
15 16 (5.54%) Web Services
15 16 (5.54%) Migration
16 15 (5.19%) Mainframe
17 14 (4.84%) Data Modelling
17 14 (4.84%) MVC
18 13 (4.50%) Java
18 13 (4.50%) JavaScript
19 12 (4.15%) HTML
19 12 (4.15%) MS Excel

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 9 (3.11%) SAS
2 8 (2.77%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.73%) CMS
5 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.38%) CICS
6 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.04%) Apache
6 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.69%) WordPress
7 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.35%) IIS
8 1 (0.35%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 12 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.81%) MS Project
3 7 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.73%) MS Office
6 3 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (7.27%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.38%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (1.38%) Magento
3 3 (1.04%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.04%) SAP APO
3 3 (1.04%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.04%) SAP MM
3 3 (1.04%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.04%) SAP WM
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.04%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.04%) SAP EHS
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.69%) SaaS
2 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.69%) Office 365
2 2 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.69%) ATM
1 2 (0.69%) DNS
1 2 (0.69%) HTTP
2 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.35%) LDAP
2 1 (0.35%) DMZ
2 1 (0.35%) Firewall
2 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.35%) LAN
2 1 (0.35%) WAN
2 1 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.81%) DB2
3 9 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.42%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.73%) Big Data
7 4 (1.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 4 (1.38%) Essbase
7 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.38%) OLAP
7 4 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.04%) MySQL
8 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.04%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.69%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.11%) Visual Studio
1 9 (3.11%) JIRA
2 5 (1.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.73%) MSTest
2 5 (1.73%) Zephyr
3 4 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.38%) Selenium
4 3 (1.04%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.04%) Subversion
4 3 (1.04%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.69%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.69%) Introscope
6 1 (0.35%) Toad
6 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 85 (29.41%) Finance
2 52 (17.99%) Banking
3 43 (14.88%) Retail Banking
4 8 (2.77%) Billing
4 8 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.08%) Back Office
6 3 (1.04%) Front Office
7 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 78 (26.99%) Analyst
2 55 (19.03%) Business Analyst
3 46 (15.92%) Project Manager
3 46 (15.92%) Developer
4 28 (9.69%) Architect
5 18 (6.23%) Consultant
6 13 (4.50%) Senior Manager
6 13 (4.50%) Programme Manager
7 11 (3.81%) Senior Project Manager
8 10 (3.46%) C# Developer
8 10 (3.46%) Test Analyst
8 10 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.11%) .NET Developer
9 9 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (2.77%) Senior Business Analyst
10 8 (2.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (2.42%) Agile Project Manager
11 7 (2.42%) Oracle Consultant
12 6 (2.08%) Systems Analyst
13 5 (1.73%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.34%) .NET
2 16 (5.54%) Web Services
3 12 (4.15%) HTML
4 11 (3.81%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.46%) CSS
5 10 (3.46%) Middleware
5 10 (3.46%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (2.77%) WPF
6 8 (2.77%) jQuery
7 7 (2.42%) WCF
8 6 (2.08%) LINQ
8 6 (2.08%) Oracle ADF
8 6 (2.08%) WinForms
8 6 (2.08%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.08%) J2EE
9 5 (1.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (1.38%) JMS
10 4 (1.38%) JDBC
10 4 (1.38%) JSP
10 4 (1.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.19%) Mainframe
3 11 (3.81%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (1.38%) EPoS
4 4 (1.38%) User Experience
4 4 (1.38%) FMCG
5 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.04%) PMI
5 3 (1.04%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.69%) Clustering
6 2 (0.69%) Economics
6 2 (0.69%) Firmware
6 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.69%) Open Source
7 1 (0.35%) DataPower
7 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.35%) AS400
7 1 (0.35%) Replication
7 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.23%) Windows
2 8 (2.77%) UNIX
3 6 (2.08%) Linux
4 5 (1.73%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.38%) Android
6 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.69%) SUSE
7 2 (0.69%) zOS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) VMS
8 1 (0.35%) AIX
8 1 (0.35%) HPUX
8 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.69%) E-Commerce
2 48 (16.61%) Project Management
3 47 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (6.23%) SOA
5 18 (6.23%) Business Analysis
6 17 (5.88%) OO
6 17 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 16 (5.54%) Migration
8 14 (4.84%) Data Modelling
8 14 (4.84%) MVC
9 11 (3.81%) Scrum
9 11 (3.81%) ERP
9 11 (3.81%) Business Transformation
10 10 (3.46%) ITIL
10 10 (3.46%) Supplier Management
11 9 (3.11%) Change Management
11 9 (3.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (2.77%) Waterfall
12 8 (2.77%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.92%) SQL
2 19 (6.57%) C#
3 13 (4.50%) Java
3 13 (4.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.42%) PHP
5 5 (1.73%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.04%) VB
6 3 (1.04%) ABAP
6 3 (1.04%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.04%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.69%) VB6
7 2 (0.69%) X++
7 2 (0.69%) VBScript
7 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.35%) XAML
8 1 (0.35%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) VBA
8 1 (0.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (2.08%) Degree
2 5 (1.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (1.38%) PMP
4 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.69%) ISEB
5 2 (0.69%) CISSP
5 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.35%) CISA
6 1 (0.35%) CISM
6 1 (0.35%) GIAC
6 1 (0.35%) MCTS
6 1 (0.35%) MCITP
6 1 (0.35%) MCSE
6 1 (0.35%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (0.35%) CRISC
6 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.08%) QA
2 3 (1.04%) SLA
3 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) COBIT
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.04%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.04%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.04%) CA Wily
2 2 (0.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.35%) Foglight
Vendors
1 61 (21.11%) Oracle
2 17 (5.88%) IBM
2 17 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.77%) SAP
3 8 (2.77%) VMware
4 5 (1.73%) Fujitsu
4 5 (1.73%) ServiceNow
4 5 (1.73%) Cognos
4 5 (1.73%) Hyperion
5 4 (1.38%) Adobe
5 4 (1.38%) FatWire
5 4 (1.38%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.04%) Teradata
6 3 (1.04%) hybris
6 3 (1.04%) JBoss
6 3 (1.04%) HP
7 2 (0.69%) Citrix
7 2 (0.69%) Retek
7 2 (0.69%) CA
8 1 (0.35%) BEA
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