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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 44 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Retail 161 154 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.07% 4.13% 3.41%
As % of the General category 12.48% 11.91% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 91 58
Median daily rate £423 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.13 £22.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-40.34% -56.00%
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
1290 1293 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.64% 34.68% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 718 561
Median daily rate £400 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £288 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 47 39
Median hourly rate £26.06 £26.33 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -24.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £59.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +3 116 £419 +4.68% 43
Cheshire -24 25 £450 - 4
Lancashire +6 6 £313 -26.47% 5
Merseyside -12 3 £375 -9.09% 3
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 81 (25.39%) Finance
2 72 (22.57%) Banking
3 66 (20.69%) E-Commerce
4 56 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (16.61%) Retail Banking
6 47 (14.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (12.54%) SQL
7 40 (12.54%) Oracle
8 36 (11.29%) Project Management
9 30 (9.40%) Microsoft
10 25 (7.84%) Java
10 25 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (7.21%) JIRA
12 22 (6.90%) Risk Management
13 21 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (5.96%) JavaScript
14 19 (5.96%) Business Analysis
15 18 (5.64%) CRM
16 17 (5.33%) XML
16 17 (5.33%) PRINCE2
16 17 (5.33%) Non-Functional Testing
17 16 (5.02%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 16 (5.02%) Data Modelling
18 15 (4.70%) ETL
18 15 (4.70%) MS Excel
18 15 (4.70%) Migration
18 15 (4.70%) QA
19 14 (4.39%) ITIL
20 13 (4.08%) SQL Server
20 13 (4.08%) Test Management

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 11 (3.45%) SAS
2 6 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.94%) CMS
4 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) CICS
5 1 (0.31%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.31%) Confluence
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.31%) Flash Media Server
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.13%) MS Office
3 4 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.94%) MS Project
4 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (2.82%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (2.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.25%) Magento
4 3 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.31%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.25%) SoftLayer
3 2 (0.63%) GitHub
3 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.31%) IaaS
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.45%) Firewall
2 3 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (0.94%) Intranet
2 3 (0.94%) IP Telephony
2 3 (0.94%) LAN
2 3 (0.94%) WAN
3 1 (0.31%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) MPLS
3 1 (0.31%) VoIP
3 1 (0.31%) VPN
3 1 (0.31%) Wireless
3 1 (0.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
3 8 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.25%) DB2
5 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.63%) QlikView
7 2 (0.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.31%) DataStage
8 1 (0.31%) MySQL
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (7.21%) JIRA
2 4 (1.25%) LoadRunner
2 4 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.94%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.94%) JMeter
3 3 (0.94%) Selenium
3 3 (0.94%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.63%) Ant
4 2 (0.63%) eggPlant
4 2 (0.63%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.63%) Toad
4 2 (0.63%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.63%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.31%) Maven
5 1 (0.31%) Mockito
5 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.31%) Subversion
5 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 81 (25.39%) Finance
2 72 (22.57%) Banking
3 53 (16.61%) Retail Banking
4 10 (3.13%) Billing
5 8 (2.51%) Marketing
6 5 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.94%) Front Office
8 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (29.78%) Analyst
2 47 (14.73%) Project Manager
3 46 (14.42%) Developer
4 45 (14.11%) Business Analyst
5 35 (10.97%) Architect
6 22 (6.90%) Test Manager
7 13 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (3.76%) Test Analyst
9 10 (3.13%) Banking Analyst
9 10 (3.13%) E-Commerce Architect
9 10 (3.13%) Java Developer
10 9 (2.82%) Consultant
10 9 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (2.82%) Performance Manager
10 9 (2.82%) Performance Test Manager
11 8 (2.51%) IT Manager
11 8 (2.51%) Process Analyst
12 7 (2.19%) Change Manager
12 7 (2.19%) Senior Manager
12 7 (2.19%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.33%) XML
2 12 (3.76%) CSS
2 12 (3.76%) Spring
3 11 (3.45%) jQuery
4 10 (3.13%) HTML
4 10 (3.13%) J2EE
4 10 (3.13%) XSLT
5 9 (2.82%) JDBC
6 8 (2.51%) Web Services
7 7 (2.19%) .NET
7 7 (2.19%) Middleware
8 6 (1.88%) SOAP
9 5 (1.57%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.57%) JAXB
10 4 (1.25%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.25%) HTML5
10 4 (1.25%) JAX-WS
10 4 (1.25%) WSDL
11 3 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.76%) Online Banking
2 12 (3.76%) User Experience
3 9 (2.82%) FMCG
4 7 (2.19%) EPoS
5 6 (1.88%) Credit Risk
5 6 (1.88%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.94%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.94%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (0.94%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.63%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.63%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.63%) Photography
7 2 (0.63%) Statistics
8 1 (0.31%) Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.31%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.13%) Windows
2 9 (2.82%) Linux
3 5 (1.57%) Unix
4 4 (1.25%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) AIX
6 1 (0.31%) Android
6 1 (0.31%) CentOS
6 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.69%) E-Commerce
2 56 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (14.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (11.29%) Project Management
5 22 (6.90%) Risk Management
6 21 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (5.96%) Business Analysis
8 18 (5.64%) CRM
9 17 (5.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 17 (5.33%) PRINCE2
10 16 (5.02%) Data Modelling
10 16 (5.02%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 15 (4.70%) ETL
11 15 (4.70%) Migration
12 14 (4.39%) ITIL
13 13 (4.08%) Test Management
13 13 (4.08%) Test Scripting
14 12 (3.76%) Analytics
15 11 (3.45%) Defect Management
15 11 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.54%) SQL
2 25 (7.84%) Java
3 19 (5.96%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.88%) C#
5 5 (1.57%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.25%) COBOL
6 4 (1.25%) PHP
6 4 (1.25%) VBA
7 3 (0.94%) Assembly Language
7 3 (0.94%) Ruby
8 2 (0.63%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.63%) Python
9 1 (0.31%) ABAP
9 1 (0.31%) C
9 1 (0.31%) JCL
9 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.31%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (3.13%) Degree
2 7 (2.19%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (1.57%) ISEB
5 4 (1.25%) CIPD
5 4 (1.25%) MBA
6 3 (0.94%) APMP
6 3 (0.94%) CCNA
6 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.63%) CCNP
7 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.63%) PhD
7 2 (0.63%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.31%) CISM
8 1 (0.31%) CWNA
8 1 (0.31%) GIAC
8 1 (0.31%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.31%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.70%) QA
2 6 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.63%) SLA
5 1 (0.31%) Basel II
5 1 (0.31%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) Puppet
2 1 (0.31%) Graylog
2 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.31%) Nagios
2 1 (0.31%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (12.54%) Oracle
2 30 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.13%) HP
3 10 (3.13%) hybris
4 9 (2.82%) Teradata
5 5 (1.57%) Cisco
6 4 (1.25%) ATG
6 4 (1.25%) Axway
6 4 (1.25%) BroadVision
6 4 (1.25%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.25%) IBM
6 4 (1.25%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.25%) webMethods
6 4 (1.25%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (0.94%) SAP
7 3 (0.94%) VMware
8 2 (0.63%) Cognos
8 2 (0.63%) Google
8 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds
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