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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 36 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 141 110 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.41% 3.88% 4.13%
As % of the General category 13.29% 11.18% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 69 70
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£375 £361 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £284 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £503 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £6.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £13.87 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +113.38%
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
1061 984 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.17% 34.75% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 494 447
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 66
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +84.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.44 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £42.80 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +4 90 £350 -6.66% 39
Cheshire +22 36 £450 +25.00% 10
Merseyside -2 6 £650 +88.40% 1
Lancashire -21 3 £325 +3.17% 12
Cumbria - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 112 (33.23%) Finance
2 73 (21.66%) Oracle
3 69 (20.47%) Banking
4 52 (15.43%) E-Commerce
5 50 (14.84%) Retail Banking
6 49 (14.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (14.24%) Project Management
8 40 (11.87%) Oracle Retail
9 39 (11.57%) .NET
10 33 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (8.61%) SQL
12 28 (8.31%) C#
13 25 (7.42%) SQL Server
14 23 (6.82%) Microsoft
15 22 (6.53%) Windows
16 20 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (5.64%) Web Services
17 19 (5.64%) HTML
18 18 (5.34%) MVC
19 17 (5.04%) ASP.NET
19 17 (5.04%) CSS
19 17 (5.04%) OO
19 17 (5.04%) SAS
19 17 (5.04%) Business Analysis
20 16 (4.75%) JavaScript
21 15 (4.45%) UNIX
21 15 (4.45%) IBM
22 14 (4.15%) Integration Testing
23 13 (3.86%) SOA
23 13 (3.86%) Migration

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 17 (5.04%) SAS
2 10 (2.97%) CMS
3 4 (1.19%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.89%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.89%) JBoss
4 3 (0.89%) Apache
4 3 (0.89%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.89%) CICS
5 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.59%) WordPress
5 2 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.59%) IIS
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (3.26%) MS Excel
1 11 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (2.37%) MS Project
3 7 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.48%) MS Office
5 4 (1.19%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.59%) SPSS
8 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 40 (11.87%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (1.48%) Magento
2 5 (1.48%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.89%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.30%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.59%) Office 365
2 2 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.30%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.30%) IaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.30%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.59%) WAN
1 2 (0.59%) HTTP
1 2 (0.59%) DNS
2 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.30%) FTP
2 1 (0.30%) LDAP
2 1 (0.30%) ATM
2 1 (0.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.56%) DB2
3 9 (2.67%) MySQL
3 9 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.37%) Big Data
4 8 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.78%) OLAP
7 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.48%) Essbase
7 5 (1.48%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.48%) Base SAS
7 5 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (2.97%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.37%) Selenium
3 7 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (2.08%) SoapUI
4 6 (1.78%) JIRA
5 5 (1.48%) Zephyr
6 4 (1.19%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (1.19%) MSTest
7 3 (0.89%) Subversion
8 2 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.59%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.59%) Introscope
9 1 (0.30%) Toad
9 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.30%) QAComplete
General
1 112 (33.23%) Finance
2 69 (20.47%) Banking
3 50 (14.84%) Retail Banking
4 12 (3.56%) Billing
4 12 (3.56%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.37%) Back Office
6 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.89%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.59%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 75 (22.26%) Analyst
2 68 (20.18%) Developer
3 44 (13.06%) Project Manager
4 43 (12.76%) Business Analyst
5 38 (11.28%) Architect
6 25 (7.42%) Consultant
7 18 (5.34%) .NET Developer
8 17 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (5.04%) Programme Manager
9 12 (3.56%) Senior Business Analyst
9 12 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (3.26%) C# Developer
11 10 (2.97%) Oracle Consultant
12 9 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (2.37%) Test Leader
13 8 (2.37%) Senior Manager
13 8 (2.37%) DBA
14 7 (2.08%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.08%) Tester
14 7 (2.08%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.57%) .NET
2 19 (5.64%) Web Services
2 19 (5.64%) HTML
3 17 (5.04%) ASP.NET
3 17 (5.04%) CSS
4 11 (3.26%) Middleware
5 10 (2.97%) .NET Framework
5 10 (2.97%) WPF
5 10 (2.97%) jQuery
6 9 (2.67%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (2.08%) WCF
7 7 (2.08%) SOAP
8 6 (1.78%) LINQ
8 6 (1.78%) HTML5
8 6 (1.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (1.48%) CSS3
9 5 (1.48%) XML
9 5 (1.48%) WinForms
10 4 (1.19%) Java EE
10 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.26%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.37%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (1.48%) User Experience
4 5 (1.48%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.19%) Clustering
6 3 (0.89%) PMI
6 3 (0.89%) FMCG
7 2 (0.59%) Open Source
7 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.59%) AS400
7 2 (0.59%) Economics
7 2 (0.59%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.30%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.30%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.30%) Tandem
8 1 (0.30%) Replication
8 1 (0.30%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.53%) Windows
2 15 (4.45%) UNIX
3 11 (3.26%) Linux
4 5 (1.48%) Android
4 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.89%) AIX
7 2 (0.59%) HPUX
7 2 (0.59%) Solaris
7 2 (0.59%) zOS
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.59%) SUSE
7 2 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.43%) E-Commerce
2 49 (14.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 48 (14.24%) Project Management
4 33 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (5.34%) MVC
6 17 (5.04%) OO
6 17 (5.04%) Business Analysis
7 14 (4.15%) Integration Testing
8 13 (3.86%) Migration
8 13 (3.86%) SOA
9 12 (3.56%) PRINCE2
9 12 (3.56%) Supplier Management
9 12 (3.56%) Coaching
10 11 (3.26%) Workflow
10 11 (3.26%) ERP
10 11 (3.26%) Data Modelling
10 11 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (3.26%) ITIL
10 11 (3.26%) Regression Testing
11 10 (2.97%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.61%) SQL
2 28 (8.31%) C#
3 16 (4.75%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.26%) Java
5 10 (2.97%) PHP
6 6 (1.78%) VBA
7 5 (1.48%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.19%) VB
9 3 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.89%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.59%) VB6
10 2 (0.59%) X++
10 2 (0.59%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.59%) XAML
10 2 (0.59%) VBScript
10 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.30%) C
11 1 (0.30%) COBOL
11 1 (0.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (2.08%) Degree
2 6 (1.78%) PMP
2 6 (1.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.19%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.89%) ISEB
5 2 (0.59%) CISSP
5 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.30%) MCSE
6 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.30%) CISA
6 1 (0.30%) CISM
6 1 (0.30%) GIAC
6 1 (0.30%) MCTS
6 1 (0.30%) MCITP
6 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (0.30%) IIBA
6 1 (0.30%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.97%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.89%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.59%) Firmware
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.30%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.30%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (0.89%) CA Wily
2 3 (0.89%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.89%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (0.59%) SCCM
3 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.59%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) Foglight
Vendors
1 73 (21.66%) Oracle
2 23 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.45%) IBM
4 9 (2.67%) VMware
5 8 (2.37%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.78%) Fujitsu
6 6 (1.78%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.78%) Hyperion
7 5 (1.48%) Cognos
8 4 (1.19%) SAP
8 4 (1.19%) Adobe
8 4 (1.19%) HP
8 4 (1.19%) ATG
8 4 (1.19%) Teradata
9 3 (0.89%) FatWire
9 3 (0.89%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (0.89%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.89%) Citrix
10 2 (0.59%) Sun
10 2 (0.59%) hybris
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