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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 36 44 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Contract jobs citing Retail 144 99 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.91% 3.30% 5.83%
As % of the General category 11.20% 9.90% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 57 89
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£425 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £237 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-46.77% +12.72%
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
1286 1000 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.89% 33.34% 36.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 572 436
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 £285 £235 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 49
Average hourly rate £15.98 £26.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.55% +46.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.17 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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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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 +2 84 £400 +5.54% 48
Cheshire +16 39 £450 +19.20% 16
Merseyside -11 7 £426 +0.29% 2
Lancashire +5 1 - - 5
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 135 (41.67%) Finance
2 109 (33.64%) Banking
3 88 (27.16%) Retail Banking
4 71 (21.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (14.51%) Project Management
6 46 (14.20%) E-Commerce
7 43 (13.27%) Oracle
8 28 (8.64%) Business Analysis
9 26 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (7.72%) Windows
10 25 (7.72%) Microsoft
11 22 (6.79%) Migration
12 21 (6.48%) SQL
13 20 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (5.86%) SQL Server
15 17 (5.25%) Java
15 17 (5.25%) ITIL
15 17 (5.25%) PRINCE2
16 14 (4.32%) Risk Management
16 14 (4.32%) SDLC
17 12 (3.70%) VMware
17 12 (3.70%) Web Services
17 12 (3.70%) Data Modelling
17 12 (3.70%) QA
18 11 (3.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 11 (3.40%) Marketing
18 11 (3.40%) SOA
18 11 (3.40%) HTML
18 11 (3.40%) .NET
18 11 (3.40%) MS Office

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (2.47%) SAS
2 7 (2.16%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.23%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.23%) Confluence
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.93%) JCAPS
6 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle BPEL
6 3 (0.93%) JBoss
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.62%) Apache
7 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.62%) CICS
7 2 (0.62%) Liferay
8 1 (0.31%) Lync
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (3.40%) MS Office
2 7 (2.16%) MS Project
3 6 (1.85%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) SPSS
5 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (2.47%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (1.54%) SAP Retail
2 5 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.31%) Finacle
6 1 (0.31%) Magento
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.31%) Summit
6 1 (0.31%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.31%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.31%) SAP ECC
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.93%) Office 365
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.62%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.16%) Firewall
2 6 (1.85%) DNS
3 4 (1.23%) HTTP
4 2 (0.62%) VPN
4 2 (0.62%) ATM
4 2 (0.62%) WAN
4 2 (0.62%) Internet
4 2 (0.62%) Wireless
5 1 (0.31%) SSH
5 1 (0.31%) Network Security
5 1 (0.31%) NAS
5 1 (0.31%) Junos
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.31%) DHCP
5 1 (0.31%) LAN
5 1 (0.31%) SAN
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.40%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.85%) DB2
4 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.54%) Base SAS
5 5 (1.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 4 (1.23%) MySQL
6 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.93%) Big Data
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.23%) Subversion
3 4 (1.23%) JIRA
3 4 (1.23%) Toad
4 3 (0.93%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.93%) JMeter
4 3 (0.93%) Maven
4 3 (0.93%) FishEye
4 3 (0.93%) Gradle
4 3 (0.93%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.62%) Appium
5 2 (0.62%) CocoaPods
5 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.62%) Xcode
6 1 (0.31%) NUnit
6 1 (0.31%) LSMW
General
1 135 (41.67%) Finance
2 109 (33.64%) Banking
3 88 (27.16%) Retail Banking
4 11 (3.40%) Marketing
5 7 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.16%) Back Office
6 5 (1.54%) Legal
7 3 (0.93%) Billing
7 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (32.41%) Analyst
2 75 (23.15%) Business Analyst
3 67 (20.68%) Project Manager
4 35 (10.80%) Developer
5 27 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (8.02%) Senior Business Analyst
7 20 (6.17%) Consultant
8 17 (5.25%) Architect
9 12 (3.70%) Banking Business Analyst
10 10 (3.09%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 10 (3.09%) Financial Business Analyst
10 10 (3.09%) Senior Manager
11 9 (2.78%) Programme Manager
12 8 (2.47%) Senior Project Manager
12 8 (2.47%) SAP Consultant
12 8 (2.47%) Infrastructure Manager
13 7 (2.16%) PMO Analyst
13 7 (2.16%) Designer
14 6 (1.85%) Implementation Manager
14 6 (1.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.70%) Web Services
2 11 (3.40%) HTML
2 11 (3.40%) .NET
3 6 (1.85%) EJB
3 6 (1.85%) CSS
3 6 (1.85%) Middleware
3 6 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (1.85%) REST
4 5 (1.54%) HTML5
4 5 (1.54%) JSON
4 5 (1.54%) JSP
4 5 (1.54%) XML
4 5 (1.54%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.23%) WSDL
5 4 (1.23%) jQuery
5 4 (1.23%) Hibernate
5 4 (1.23%) Spring
6 3 (0.93%) JSF
6 3 (0.93%) Cocoa
6 3 (0.93%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.54%) Mainframe
2 5 (1.54%) Online Banking
3 4 (1.23%) PMI
3 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.23%) User Experience
4 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
4 3 (0.93%) FMCG
4 3 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (0.62%) Animation
5 2 (0.62%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (0.62%) PKI
5 2 (0.62%) Social Media
6 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.31%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.31%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.31%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.72%) Windows
2 8 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (2.16%) Linux
4 5 (1.54%) UNIX
4 5 (1.54%) Android
5 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.62%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.62%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.31%) zOS
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (21.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 47 (14.51%) Project Management
3 46 (14.20%) E-Commerce
4 28 (8.64%) Business Analysis
5 26 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (6.79%) Migration
7 20 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (5.25%) ITIL
8 17 (5.25%) PRINCE2
9 14 (4.32%) Risk Management
9 14 (4.32%) SDLC
10 12 (3.70%) Data Modelling
11 11 (3.40%) SOA
11 11 (3.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.09%) Data Analysis
13 9 (2.78%) OO
13 9 (2.78%) Waterfall
13 9 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (2.47%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.48%) SQL
2 17 (5.25%) Java
3 9 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.47%) C#
5 6 (1.85%) Objective-C
6 5 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.54%) PHP
6 5 (1.54%) Python
7 4 (1.23%) Perl
8 3 (0.93%) C++
8 3 (0.93%) COBOL
8 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.93%) C
8 3 (0.93%) VBA
9 2 (0.62%) Assembly Language
9 2 (0.62%) VB
9 2 (0.62%) Ruby
9 2 (0.62%) X++
9 2 (0.62%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 9 (2.78%) ISEB
2 8 (2.47%) Degree
3 6 (1.85%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.23%) PMP
5 3 (0.93%) CCNA
5 3 (0.93%) CCA
5 3 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.31%) HNC
7 1 (0.31%) CCNP
7 1 (0.31%) ACCA
7 1 (0.31%) CIMA
7 1 (0.31%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.70%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.62%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) FATCA
4 1 (0.31%) FINREP
System Software
1 10 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.62%) XenApp
4 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.62%) Squid
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.62%) SCCM
3 2 (0.62%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 43 (13.27%) Oracle
2 25 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.70%) VMware
4 10 (3.09%) SAP
5 6 (1.85%) Teradata
6 5 (1.54%) hybris
7 4 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.23%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.23%) Citrix
8 3 (0.93%) Cisco
8 3 (0.93%) IBM
9 2 (0.62%) Cognos
9 2 (0.62%) HP
9 2 (0.62%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.62%) NetApp
9 2 (0.62%) Apple
9 2 (0.62%) Actimize
9 2 (0.62%) Tableau
10 1 (0.31%) Talend
10 1 (0.31%) ServiceNow
Manchester, Lancashire
Mason Frank International
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
GreenJobs - The National Trust
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago