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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 37 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Retail 159 143 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.19% 3.93% 3.20%
As % of the General category 12.74% 11.14% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 77 54
Median daily rate £425 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+134.37% -48.38%
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
1248 1284 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.88% 35.29% 33.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 721 591
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 41
Median hourly rate £20.50 £15.98 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.32% -38.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.73 £47.58 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +2 113 £425 +6.25% 48
Cheshire -15 23 £425 -5.55% 6
Merseyside -6 7 £340 -20.23% 3
Lancashire -1 4 £300 - 6
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 79 (24.31%) Finance
2 69 (21.23%) Banking
3 67 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (19.38%) E-Commerce
5 52 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 49 (15.08%) Retail Banking
7 42 (12.92%) Project Management
8 38 (11.69%) SQL
9 35 (10.77%) Oracle
10 30 (9.23%) Java
11 28 (8.62%) Microsoft
12 24 (7.38%) JavaScript
12 24 (7.38%) PRINCE2
13 22 (6.77%) CRM
13 22 (6.77%) JIRA
14 21 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (5.85%) Business Analysis
16 18 (5.54%) Risk Management
17 17 (5.23%) XML
18 16 (4.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
19 15 (4.62%) User Experience
19 15 (4.62%) Migration
19 15 (4.62%) Programme Management
20 14 (4.31%) ETL
20 14 (4.31%) SQL Server
20 14 (4.31%) jQuery
20 14 (4.31%) SDLC
21 13 (4.00%) Mobile Development
21 13 (4.00%) hybris

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 10 (3.08%) SAS
2 4 (1.23%) CMS
2 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.31%) Apache
4 1 (0.31%) CICS
4 1 (0.31%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.31%) Confluence
4 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.31%) Flash Media Server
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.85%) MS Office
3 3 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.77%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (2.15%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.92%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.23%) SoftLayer
3 2 (0.62%) GitHub
3 2 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.38%) Firewall
2 4 (1.23%) Network Security
3 3 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (0.92%) Intranet
3 3 (0.92%) IP Telephony
3 3 (0.92%) LAN
3 3 (0.92%) WAN
4 1 (0.31%) MPLS
4 1 (0.31%) VoIP
4 1 (0.31%) VPN
4 1 (0.31%) Wireless
4 1 (0.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.08%) Oracle ODI
3 8 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.54%) DB2
4 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.62%) QlikView
7 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.31%) DataStage
8 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (6.77%) JIRA
2 4 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.92%) JMeter
3 3 (0.92%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.62%) Ant
4 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.62%) eggPlant
4 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.62%) JUnit
4 2 (0.62%) Mockito
4 2 (0.62%) Selenium
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.62%) Toad
4 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.62%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.62%) Xcode
4 2 (0.62%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 79 (24.31%) Finance
2 69 (21.23%) Banking
3 49 (15.08%) Retail Banking
4 13 (4.00%) Marketing
5 10 (3.08%) Billing
6 5 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (0.92%) Front Office
7 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.62%) Legal
8 2 (0.62%) 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%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (25.85%) Analyst
2 54 (16.62%) Project Manager
3 52 (16.00%) Developer
4 43 (13.23%) Business Analyst
5 33 (10.15%) Architect
6 15 (4.62%) Test Manager
7 13 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (3.08%) Consultant
8 10 (3.08%) E-Commerce Architect
8 10 (3.08%) IT Manager
8 10 (3.08%) Java Developer
8 10 (3.08%) Programme Manager
8 10 (3.08%) Test Analyst
8 10 (3.08%) Test Leader
9 9 (2.77%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (2.15%) Data Analyst
10 7 (2.15%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (2.15%) Senior Manager
10 7 (2.15%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (1.85%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.23%) XML
2 14 (4.31%) jQuery
3 12 (3.69%) CSS
3 12 (3.69%) Spring
4 10 (3.08%) HTML
4 10 (3.08%) J2EE
4 10 (3.08%) XSLT
5 9 (2.77%) JDBC
5 9 (2.77%) Web Services
6 8 (2.46%) .NET
7 7 (2.15%) Middleware
8 6 (1.85%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.54%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.54%) JAXB
9 5 (1.54%) SOAP
10 4 (1.23%) HTML5
10 4 (1.23%) JAX-WS
10 4 (1.23%) WSDL
11 3 (0.92%) Ajax
11 3 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.62%) User Experience
3 11 (3.38%) Online Banking
4 9 (2.77%) EPoS
4 9 (2.77%) FMCG
5 5 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.23%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.23%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.23%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.62%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.62%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.62%) Photography
7 2 (0.62%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.62%) Statistics
8 1 (0.31%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.31%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.31%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.77%) Windows
2 7 (2.15%) Linux
3 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.23%) Unix
3 4 (1.23%) Windows XP
4 3 (0.92%) Android
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) AIX
6 1 (0.31%) CentOS
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (19.38%) E-Commerce
3 52 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (12.92%) Project Management
5 24 (7.38%) PRINCE2
6 22 (6.77%) CRM
7 21 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (5.85%) Business Analysis
9 18 (5.54%) Risk Management
10 16 (4.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 15 (4.62%) Migration
11 15 (4.62%) Programme Management
12 14 (4.31%) ETL
12 14 (4.31%) SDLC
13 13 (4.00%) ERP
13 13 (4.00%) Mobile Development
13 13 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 13 (4.00%) Web Development
14 12 (3.69%) Test Management
14 12 (3.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.69%) SQL
2 30 (9.23%) Java
3 24 (7.38%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.46%) PHP
5 7 (2.15%) C#
6 5 (1.54%) COBOL
6 5 (1.54%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.23%) VBA
8 3 (0.92%) Assembly Language
8 3 (0.92%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.62%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.62%) Ruby
10 1 (0.31%) ABAP
10 1 (0.31%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.31%) C
10 1 (0.31%) JCL
10 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.31%) Python
10 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (2.77%) Degree
2 7 (2.15%) ISTQB
2 7 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.54%) ISEB
5 4 (1.23%) APMP
5 4 (1.23%) CIPD
5 4 (1.23%) MBA
6 3 (0.92%) CCNA
6 3 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.62%) CCNP
7 2 (0.62%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.31%) CCA
8 1 (0.31%) CWNA
8 1 (0.31%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.31%) HP MASE
8 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PhD
8 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.38%) QA
2 6 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) Basel II
4 1 (0.31%) IAS 39
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) HDFS
2 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.23%) Puppet
2 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.31%) Graylog
3 1 (0.31%) Nagios
3 1 (0.31%) yum
Vendors
1 35 (10.77%) Oracle
2 28 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.00%) hybris
4 10 (3.08%) HP
4 10 (3.08%) Teradata
5 5 (1.54%) Cisco
5 5 (1.54%) IBM
6 4 (1.23%) ATG
6 4 (1.23%) Axway
6 4 (1.23%) BroadVision
6 4 (1.23%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.23%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.23%) webMethods
6 4 (1.23%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (0.92%) SAP
8 2 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.62%) Google
8 2 (0.62%) Remedy
8 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.62%) VMware
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