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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 38 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Retail 162 151 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.25% 4.64% 3.65%
As % of the General category 13.09% 12.88% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 112 64
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £595 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +77.05%
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
1238 1172 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.46% 36.00% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 670 461
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 56 51
Average hourly rate £18.99 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.48% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.48 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.67 £43.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.27%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 110 £400 +14.28% 53
Cheshire 0 32 £325 -27.77% 6
Merseyside +6 9 £375 -25.00% 7
Lancashire -7 5 £325 - 5
Cumbria - 1 £450 -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 141 (36.62%) Finance
2 123 (31.95%) Banking
3 91 (23.64%) Retail Banking
4 78 (20.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (14.55%) SQL
6 53 (13.77%) Oracle
7 51 (13.25%) E-Commerce
8 48 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (10.91%) Project Management
10 38 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (8.83%) Microsoft
12 32 (8.31%) Migration
13 28 (7.27%) Risk Management
14 25 (6.49%) MS Excel
14 25 (6.49%) Java
15 24 (6.23%) JavaScript
16 23 (5.97%) SAS
17 22 (5.71%) MS Office
17 22 (5.71%) QA
18 21 (5.45%) Windows
18 21 (5.45%) ETL
19 20 (5.19%) HTML
20 19 (4.94%) SQL Server
21 18 (4.68%) ITIL
21 18 (4.68%) Test Scripting
21 18 (4.68%) HTML5
21 18 (4.68%) Test Strategy
21 18 (4.68%) Non-Functional Testing
22 15 (3.90%) .NET
22 15 (3.90%) CSS

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 23 (5.97%) SAS
2 11 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.56%) CMS
4 5 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.04%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.78%) JBoss
6 3 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.52%) WildFly
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.26%) CICS
8 1 (0.26%) Node.js
8 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.71%) MS Office
3 5 (1.30%) MS Project
4 3 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.78%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.04%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.78%) Magento
5 2 (0.52%) Line 500
5 2 (0.52%) osCommerce
5 2 (0.52%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.52%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.26%) GitHub
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.82%) Firewall
2 4 (1.04%) WAN
3 3 (0.78%) DNS
3 3 (0.78%) Intranet
3 3 (0.78%) LAN
4 2 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.52%) DHCP
4 2 (0.52%) Internet
4 2 (0.52%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) MPLS
5 1 (0.26%) SAN
5 1 (0.26%) SSL
5 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.64%) Oracle ODI
3 13 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.12%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.56%) Base SAS
5 6 (1.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.04%) DB2
7 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.52%) Big Data
9 2 (0.52%) DataStage
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.12%) JIRA
3 8 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.56%) Toad
5 4 (1.04%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.78%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.78%) JMeter
6 3 (0.78%) Selenium
6 3 (0.78%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.78%) Subversion
7 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.52%) eggPlant
7 2 (0.52%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.26%) Ant
8 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.26%) JUnit
General
1 141 (36.62%) Finance
2 123 (31.95%) Banking
3 91 (23.64%) Retail Banking
4 8 (2.08%) Marketing
4 8 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (0.78%) Back Office
7 3 (0.78%) Front Office
7 3 (0.78%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.52%) Games
8 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 114 (29.61%) Analyst
2 53 (13.77%) Architect
3 51 (13.25%) Business Analyst
4 47 (12.21%) Developer
5 44 (11.43%) Project Manager
6 22 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 22 (5.71%) Test Manager
7 18 (4.68%) Consultant
7 18 (4.68%) Designer
8 16 (4.16%) Banking Analyst
8 16 (4.16%) Programme Manager
8 16 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (2.86%) Performance Manager
9 11 (2.86%) Performance Test Manager
9 11 (2.86%) Senior Manager
10 9 (2.34%) Change Manager
10 9 (2.34%) Data Analyst
10 9 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (2.34%) Tester
11 8 (2.08%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.19%) HTML
2 18 (4.68%) HTML5
3 15 (3.90%) .NET
3 15 (3.90%) CSS
4 13 (3.38%) jQuery
5 11 (2.86%) J2EE
5 11 (2.86%) XML
6 9 (2.34%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.82%) CSS3
7 7 (1.82%) Spring
8 5 (1.30%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.30%) SOAP
8 5 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.30%) Web Services
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.78%) Ajax
10 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.78%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (0.78%) Middleware
10 3 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.38%) User Experience
3 12 (3.12%) Credit Risk
4 10 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (2.34%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.08%) FMCG
7 5 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.30%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.04%) EPoS
8 4 (1.04%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.78%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.78%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.52%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.52%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.45%) Windows
2 10 (2.60%) Unix
3 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.04%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.04%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.78%) Linux
6 2 (0.52%) Android
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 51 (13.25%) E-Commerce
3 48 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (10.91%) Project Management
5 32 (8.31%) Migration
6 28 (7.27%) Risk Management
7 21 (5.45%) ETL
8 18 (4.68%) ITIL
8 18 (4.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 18 (4.68%) Test Scripting
8 18 (4.68%) Test Strategy
9 15 (3.90%) Waterfall
10 14 (3.64%) Business Analysis
10 14 (3.64%) Test Management
11 13 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (3.38%) PRINCE2
12 12 (3.12%) Analytics
13 11 (2.86%) Data Migration
13 11 (2.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 11 (2.86%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (14.55%) SQL
2 25 (6.49%) Java
3 24 (6.23%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.38%) C#
5 7 (1.82%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.04%) C
6 4 (1.04%) C++
7 3 (0.78%) PHP
7 3 (0.78%) VBA
8 2 (0.52%) Assembly Language
8 2 (0.52%) COBOL
8 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.26%) ES6
9 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.26%) Ruby
9 1 (0.26%) Scala
9 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.26%) X++
9 1 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (3.38%) ISEB
2 9 (2.34%) Degree
3 8 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 8 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.04%) CCNA
4 4 (1.04%) CIPD
4 4 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.04%) MBA
5 2 (0.52%) CCNP
5 2 (0.52%) CISA
5 2 (0.52%) CISM
5 2 (0.52%) CISSP
5 2 (0.52%) PhD
5 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.26%) CCIE
6 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.71%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.52%) COBIT
3 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) Basel II
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) FATCA
4 1 (0.26%) IAS 39
4 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (1.56%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (0.52%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (13.77%) Oracle
2 34 (8.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.60%) IBM
4 8 (2.08%) HP
4 8 (2.08%) Teradata
5 5 (1.30%) Apple
6 4 (1.04%) Adobe
6 4 (1.04%) ATG
6 4 (1.04%) Cisco
6 4 (1.04%) hybris
6 4 (1.04%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 2 (0.52%) Avaya
7 2 (0.52%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.52%) Cognos
7 2 (0.52%) Sage
7 2 (0.52%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.52%) Tableau
7 2 (0.52%) Telerik
7 2 (0.52%) VMware
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