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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 37 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 160 196 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.52% 4.67% 5.00%
As % of the General category 14.60% 12.88% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 109 88
Median daily rate £425 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £17.00 £12.42
% change year-on-year
+217.64% +36.87%
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
1096 1522 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.98% 36.27% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 848 552
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £285 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 50 44
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.22 £57.73 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.47% +7.95%

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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -6 108 £425 -5.55% 47
Cheshire -25 16 £375 -16.66% 17
Merseyside +16 14 £356 -19.09% 2
Lancashire - 11 £350 - 5
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 72 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (22.08%) E-Commerce
3 59 (18.61%) Finance
4 50 (15.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (15.46%) Banking
6 40 (12.62%) Project Management
7 37 (11.67%) Oracle
8 34 (10.73%) Java
9 33 (10.41%) Retail Banking
10 32 (10.09%) SQL
11 27 (8.52%) Microsoft
12 25 (7.89%) CRM
13 24 (7.57%) JavaScript
14 23 (7.26%) PRINCE2
15 21 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (6.62%) Business Analysis
16 19 (5.99%) Mobile Development
17 18 (5.68%) hybris
17 18 (5.68%) ERP
18 17 (5.36%) XML
18 17 (5.36%) SQL Server
19 16 (5.05%) Marketing
19 16 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (4.73%) MS Excel
21 14 (4.42%) Data Modelling
21 14 (4.42%) HTML
21 14 (4.42%) Programme Management
21 14 (4.42%) SDLC
22 13 (4.10%) Scrum
22 13 (4.10%) Data Warehouse

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 9 (2.84%) SAS
2 6 (1.89%) CMS
3 3 (0.95%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.95%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.63%) Commerce Server
4 2 (0.63%) Confluence
4 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.32%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.32%) CICS
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.32%) Flash Media Server
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.95%) MS Office
2 3 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Mingle
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Oracle Retail
2 7 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.26%) Magento
4 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.63%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.52%) Firewall
2 7 (2.21%) Network Security
3 5 (1.58%) WAN
4 4 (1.26%) LAN
5 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.63%) Internet
6 2 (0.63%) Wireless
7 1 (0.32%) Broadband
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.32%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.32%) MPLS
7 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.32%) VoIP
7 1 (0.32%) VPN
7 1 (0.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
3 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.58%) MySQL
5 4 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.26%) DB2
5 4 (1.26%) QlikView
5 4 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.95%) Big Data
6 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (0.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.63%) Power BI
8 1 (0.32%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 13 (4.10%) JIRA
2 3 (0.95%) Xcode
3 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.63%) JUnit
3 2 (0.63%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.63%) Mockito
3 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) Ant
4 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.32%) Maven
4 1 (0.32%) MorphX
4 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 59 (18.61%) Finance
2 49 (15.46%) Banking
3 33 (10.41%) Retail Banking
4 16 (5.05%) Marketing
5 10 (3.15%) Billing
6 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Front Office
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (26.18%) Analyst
2 63 (19.87%) Developer
3 57 (17.98%) Project Manager
4 44 (13.88%) Business Analyst
5 31 (9.78%) Architect
6 14 (4.42%) Consultant
7 13 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (3.79%) Programme Manager
9 11 (3.47%) Lead Developer
10 10 (3.15%) IT Manager
11 9 (2.84%) Android Developer
11 9 (2.84%) Systems Analyst
11 9 (2.84%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.52%) .NET Developer
12 8 (2.52%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.52%) SQL Developer
13 7 (2.21%) Business Manager
13 7 (2.21%) E-Commerce Analyst
13 7 (2.21%) E-Commerce Architect
13 7 (2.21%) Lead Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.36%) XML
2 14 (4.42%) HTML
3 12 (3.79%) CSS
4 11 (3.47%) .NET
5 10 (3.15%) Middleware
6 9 (2.84%) jQuery
7 8 (2.52%) J2EE
7 8 (2.52%) Spring
7 8 (2.52%) Web Services
8 7 (2.21%) SOAP
8 7 (2.21%) XSLT
9 6 (1.89%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.89%) JDBC
10 5 (1.58%) JAXB
11 4 (1.26%) CSS3
11 4 (1.26%) HTML5
11 4 (1.26%) JAX-WS
11 4 (1.26%) WSDL
12 3 (0.95%) Ajax
12 3 (0.95%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.47%) User Experience
3 9 (2.84%) EPoS
4 8 (2.52%) FMCG
4 8 (2.52%) Online Banking
5 7 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.21%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.26%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.95%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.95%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.63%) Copywriting
8 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.63%) Replication
9 1 (0.32%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.32%) Ontologies
9 1 (0.32%) Photography
9 1 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.79%) Linux
2 9 (2.84%) Android
3 7 (2.21%) Unix
4 5 (1.58%) Windows
5 4 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (22.08%) E-Commerce
3 50 (15.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (12.62%) Project Management
5 25 (7.89%) CRM
6 23 (7.26%) PRINCE2
7 21 (6.62%) Business Analysis
7 21 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (5.99%) Mobile Development
9 18 (5.68%) ERP
10 14 (4.42%) Data Modelling
10 14 (4.42%) Programme Management
10 14 (4.42%) SDLC
11 13 (4.10%) Scrum
11 13 (4.10%) Test Scripting
11 13 (4.10%) Web Development
12 12 (3.79%) UML
13 11 (3.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 10 (3.15%) Change Management
14 10 (3.15%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.73%) Java
2 32 (10.09%) SQL
3 24 (7.57%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.79%) C#
4 12 (3.79%) PHP
5 5 (1.58%) Ruby
5 5 (1.58%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.26%) COBOL
6 4 (1.26%) Python
7 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.95%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.95%) Perl
8 2 (0.63%) Assembly Language
8 2 (0.63%) VBA
8 2 (0.63%) X++
9 1 (0.32%) JCL
9 1 (0.32%) Jython
9 1 (0.32%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (2.84%) Degree
2 7 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (1.58%) ISEB
3 5 (1.58%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.26%) APMP
4 4 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.63%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.32%) CCA
6 1 (0.32%) CCNA
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CISSP
6 1 (0.32%) CWNA
6 1 (0.32%) HP ASE
6 1 (0.32%) HP MASE
6 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.52%) QA
2 4 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) HDFS
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.21%) Puppet
2 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.32%) Graylog
3 1 (0.32%) Nagios
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) yum
Vendors
1 37 (11.67%) Oracle
2 27 (8.52%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.68%) hybris
4 8 (2.52%) IBM
4 8 (2.52%) Teradata
5 6 (1.89%) SAP
6 4 (1.26%) Axway
6 4 (1.26%) BroadVision
6 4 (1.26%) Cisco
6 4 (1.26%) HP
6 4 (1.26%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.26%) webMethods
7 3 (0.95%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.95%) Tableau
8 2 (0.63%) ATG
8 2 (0.63%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.63%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.63%) Google
8 2 (0.63%) Remedy
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