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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 40 33 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing Retail 173 169 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.30% 4.35% 3.58%
As % of the General category 12.54% 12.07% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 98 61
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £583 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £58.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £19.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-32.46% -14.44%
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
1380 1400 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.28% 36.06% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 735 529
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 66 49
Average hourly rate £22.54 £24.17 £31.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.72% -23.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £56.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +1 117 £400 -5.88% 44
Cheshire -13 36 £450 - 6
Lancashire -6 6 £325 -53.57% 6
Merseyside -7 4 £488 +34.48% 6
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 91 (27.58%) Finance
2 80 (24.24%) Banking
3 65 (19.70%) E-Commerce
3 65 (19.70%) Retail Banking
4 56 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (15.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (13.64%) SQL
7 44 (13.33%) Oracle
8 40 (12.12%) Project Management
9 32 (9.70%) Microsoft
10 28 (8.48%) Java
11 25 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (6.97%) Risk Management
13 22 (6.67%) JavaScript
13 22 (6.67%) QA
14 21 (6.36%) Migration
15 20 (6.06%) Test Scripting
16 19 (5.76%) Non-Functional Testing
17 18 (5.45%) JIRA
17 18 (5.45%) MS Excel
17 18 (5.45%) CRM
18 17 (5.15%) PRINCE2
18 17 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (5.15%) Business Analysis
19 16 (4.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
20 15 (4.55%) XML
20 15 (4.55%) Windows
20 15 (4.55%) ITIL
20 15 (4.55%) Data Modelling
21 14 (4.24%) ETL

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 14 (4.24%) SAS
2 6 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.61%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.61%) CMS
3 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.30%) CICS
4 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.30%) Flash Media Server
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.94%) MS Office
3 3 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.91%) MS Project
3 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (2.42%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.21%) SoftLayer
3 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.30%) GitHub
4 1 (0.30%) IaaS
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.03%) Firewall
2 5 (1.52%) WAN
3 4 (1.21%) LAN
4 3 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (0.91%) Intranet
4 3 (0.91%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.61%) MPLS
6 1 (0.30%) HTTP
6 1 (0.30%) VoIP
6 1 (0.30%) VPN
6 1 (0.30%) Wireless
6 1 (0.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
3 7 (2.12%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.91%) Base SAS
6 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.91%) DB2
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.91%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (5.45%) JIRA
2 6 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.52%) LoadRunner
3 5 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.21%) Toad
5 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.91%) JMeter
5 3 (0.91%) Selenium
6 2 (0.61%) eggPlant
6 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.61%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.61%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.61%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.30%) Ant
7 1 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.30%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.30%) Subversion
7 1 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 91 (27.58%) Finance
2 80 (24.24%) Banking
3 65 (19.70%) Retail Banking
4 10 (3.03%) Billing
5 7 (2.12%) Marketing
6 5 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.21%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.91%) Front Office
9 2 (0.61%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (30.30%) Analyst
2 51 (15.45%) Business Analyst
3 48 (14.55%) Project Manager
4 42 (12.73%) Developer
5 41 (12.42%) Architect
6 23 (6.97%) Test Manager
7 16 (4.85%) Test Analyst
8 12 (3.64%) Consultant
8 12 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.33%) E-Commerce Architect
9 11 (3.33%) Performance Manager
9 11 (3.33%) Performance Test Manager
10 10 (3.03%) Banking Analyst
10 10 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
10 10 (3.03%) Java Developer
11 8 (2.42%) QA Manager
11 8 (2.42%) QA Test Manager
11 8 (2.42%) Senior Manager
11 8 (2.42%) Tester
12 7 (2.12%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.55%) XML
2 13 (3.94%) J2EE
3 12 (3.64%) CSS
3 12 (3.64%) Spring
4 11 (3.33%) jQuery
5 10 (3.03%) HTML
6 9 (2.73%) JDBC
6 9 (2.73%) XSLT
7 8 (2.42%) Web Services
8 7 (2.12%) .NET
9 6 (1.82%) SOAP
10 5 (1.52%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.52%) HTML5
11 4 (1.21%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.21%) JAXB
11 4 (1.21%) JAX-WS
11 4 (1.21%) WSDL
12 3 (0.91%) CSS3
12 3 (0.91%) Middleware
12 3 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.64%) Online Banking
3 10 (3.03%) FMCG
4 9 (2.73%) User Experience
5 7 (2.12%) Credit Risk
5 7 (2.12%) EPoS
6 5 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.91%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.91%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.61%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.61%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.30%) Clustering
9 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.30%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.30%) PKI
9 1 (0.30%) Replication
9 1 (0.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.55%) Windows
2 7 (2.12%) Linux
3 5 (1.52%) Unix
4 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.21%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.30%) AIX
6 1 (0.30%) Android
6 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.70%) E-Commerce
2 56 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (15.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (12.12%) Project Management
5 23 (6.97%) Risk Management
6 21 (6.36%) Migration
7 20 (6.06%) Test Scripting
8 19 (5.76%) Non-Functional Testing
9 18 (5.45%) CRM
10 17 (5.15%) Business Analysis
10 17 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (5.15%) PRINCE2
11 16 (4.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 15 (4.55%) Data Modelling
12 15 (4.55%) ITIL
13 14 (4.24%) ETL
13 14 (4.24%) Test Management
14 13 (3.94%) SDLC
15 12 (3.64%) Test Strategy
16 11 (3.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (13.64%) SQL
2 28 (8.48%) Java
3 22 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.82%) C#
4 6 (1.82%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.91%) Assembly Language
5 3 (0.91%) C++
5 3 (0.91%) COBOL
5 3 (0.91%) PHP
5 3 (0.91%) Ruby
5 3 (0.91%) VBA
6 2 (0.61%) ActionScript
6 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.30%) ABAP
7 1 (0.30%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (0.30%) Python
7 1 (0.30%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.30%) Scala
7 1 (0.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (3.03%) Degree
2 7 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (1.82%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.52%) ISEB
5 4 (1.21%) CCNA
5 4 (1.21%) CIPD
5 4 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.21%) MBA
6 3 (0.91%) CISM
7 2 (0.61%) APMP
7 2 (0.61%) CCNP
7 2 (0.61%) CISA
7 2 (0.61%) CISSP
7 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.61%) PhD
7 2 (0.61%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.30%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.30%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.67%) QA
2 6 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.61%) COBIT
3 2 (0.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) Basel II
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) IAS 39
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) Puppet
2 2 (0.61%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (13.33%) Oracle
2 32 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.33%) HP
4 9 (2.73%) hybris
5 8 (2.42%) Teradata
6 5 (1.52%) Cisco
7 4 (1.21%) ATG
7 4 (1.21%) VMware
7 4 (1.21%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 3 (0.91%) Adobe
8 3 (0.91%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.91%) SAP
9 2 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.61%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.61%) Google
9 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.61%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.61%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.30%) Aprimo
10 1 (0.30%) GFI Software
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