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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 84 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 72 195 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.24% 4.71% 5.41%
As % of the General category 7.64% 12.98% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 121 106
Median daily rate £375 £435 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £251 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
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
943 1502 1097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.28% 36.26% 33.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 945 634
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 68 47
Median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.88% +27.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +17.10%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -34 45 £420 +5.00% 43
Cheshire -5 7 £338 -28.94% 18
Lancashire -3 6 £363 -27.50% 11
Merseyside -4 5 £283 -33.52% 8
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 59 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (17.87%) Finance
4 40 (17.02%) E-Commerce
5 34 (14.47%) Banking
6 33 (14.04%) Oracle
7 30 (12.77%) Java
8 29 (12.34%) SQL
9 25 (10.64%) Project Management
10 20 (8.51%) JavaScript
11 19 (8.09%) Marketing
12 18 (7.66%) Mobile Development
13 17 (7.23%) C#
14 16 (6.81%) SQL Server
15 15 (6.38%) ERP
15 15 (6.38%) Retail Banking
16 14 (5.96%) hybris
16 14 (5.96%) SDLC
16 14 (5.96%) Microsoft
16 14 (5.96%) .NET
17 13 (5.53%) HTML
17 13 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
18 12 (5.11%) MS Excel
18 12 (5.11%) CRM
18 12 (5.11%) Business Analysis
18 12 (5.11%) Scrum
19 11 (4.68%) PRINCE2
19 11 (4.68%) Android Development
19 11 (4.68%) Android
20 10 (4.26%) Analytics

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 (3.83%) SAS
2 6 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.13%) CMS
3 5 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.28%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.43%) CICS
6 1 (0.43%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.43%) Confluence
6 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.28%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.43%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.70%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.85%) Magento
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.98%) Network Security
2 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.28%) WAN
3 2 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) Broadband
4 1 (0.43%) Firewall
4 1 (0.43%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.43%) RFID
4 1 (0.43%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.40%) Big Data
3 7 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.55%) MySQL
4 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.28%) DB2
6 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.85%) Power BI
7 2 (0.85%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.85%) QlikView
7 2 (0.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.55%) JIRA
3 3 (1.28%) Xcode
4 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.85%) Selenium
4 2 (0.85%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.43%) Grunt
5 1 (0.43%) gulp
5 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) JUnit
5 1 (0.43%) Mockito
5 1 (0.43%) MorphX
5 1 (0.43%) Protractor
5 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.43%) Zephyr
General
1 42 (17.87%) Finance
2 34 (14.47%) Banking
3 19 (8.09%) Marketing
4 15 (6.38%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.13%) Legal
5 5 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Front Office
6 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (26.38%) Developer
2 47 (20.00%) Analyst
3 34 (14.47%) Project Manager
4 20 (8.51%) Business Analyst
5 15 (6.38%) Consultant
6 11 (4.68%) Android Developer
6 11 (4.68%) Architect
6 11 (4.68%) Lead Developer
7 9 (3.83%) .NET Developer
7 9 (3.83%) SQL Developer
8 8 (3.40%) Lead Android Developer
8 8 (3.40%) Programme Manager
9 7 (2.98%) IT Manager
9 7 (2.98%) Retail Business Analyst
10 6 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (2.55%) C# Developer
11 5 (2.13%) Dynamics AX Developer
11 5 (2.13%) Excel Developer
11 5 (2.13%) Hybris Consultant
11 5 (2.13%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.96%) .NET
2 13 (5.53%) HTML
3 9 (3.83%) AngularJS
3 9 (3.83%) Web Services
4 8 (3.40%) CSS
5 7 (2.98%) XML
6 6 (2.55%) HTML5
7 5 (2.13%) CSS3
7 5 (2.13%) jQuery
7 5 (2.13%) Middleware
8 4 (1.70%) J2EE
8 4 (1.70%) Node.js
9 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.28%) Cocoa
9 3 (1.28%) iOS SDK
9 3 (1.28%) MCollective
9 3 (1.28%) REST
9 3 (1.28%) SOAP
10 2 (0.85%) Android SDK
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.98%) Digital Media
3 6 (2.55%) EPoS
3 6 (2.55%) User Experience
4 5 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.13%) FMCG
5 4 (1.70%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.28%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.28%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.85%) Copywriting
7 2 (0.85%) Replication
7 2 (0.85%) Statistics
8 1 (0.43%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.43%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.43%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.68%) Android
2 7 (2.98%) Linux
3 5 (2.13%) Unix
4 4 (1.70%) Windows
5 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (17.02%) E-Commerce
4 25 (10.64%) Project Management
5 18 (7.66%) Mobile Development
6 15 (6.38%) ERP
7 14 (5.96%) SDLC
8 13 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (5.11%) Business Analysis
9 12 (5.11%) CRM
9 12 (5.11%) Scrum
10 11 (4.68%) Android Development
10 11 (4.68%) PRINCE2
11 10 (4.26%) Analytics
12 9 (3.83%) Data Modelling
12 9 (3.83%) Mentoring
12 9 (3.83%) Migration
12 9 (3.83%) Programme Management
12 9 (3.83%) Re-Platforming
12 9 (3.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.77%) Java
2 29 (12.34%) SQL
3 20 (8.51%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.23%) C#
5 10 (4.26%) PHP
6 9 (3.83%) Python
7 7 (2.98%) X++
8 5 (2.13%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.70%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.28%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.28%) Perl
10 3 (1.28%) R
10 3 (1.28%) Ruby
11 2 (0.85%) COBOL
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) JCL
12 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (2.98%) Degree
2 4 (1.70%) ISEB
2 4 (1.70%) ISTQB
2 4 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (1.70%) PhD
3 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.85%) CISSP
5 1 (0.43%) APMP
5 1 (0.43%) CCA
5 1 (0.43%) CISA
5 1 (0.43%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.98%) QA
2 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (14.04%) Oracle
2 14 (5.96%) hybris
2 14 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.26%) IBM
4 6 (2.55%) SAP
5 4 (1.70%) Tableau
5 4 (1.70%) Teradata
6 3 (1.28%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.85%) Cisco
7 2 (0.85%) DataCash
7 2 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.85%) Remedy
7 2 (0.85%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.43%) Citrix
8 1 (0.43%) Cognos
8 1 (0.43%) HP
8 1 (0.43%) Informatica
8 1 (0.43%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
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