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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 32 30 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Retail 157 145 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.01% 5.01% 4.23%
As % of the General category 15.94% 14.08% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 91 67
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£425 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £29.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-57.17% +54.66%
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
985 1030 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.42% 35.58% 35.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 508 643
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 52
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £22.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -22.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £39.37 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 0 74 £413 +13.79% 41
Cheshire -3 35 £450 +12.50% 24
Merseyside -1 17 £375 +3.44% 11
Lancashire -12 4 £288 -3.36% 2
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 84 (31.23%) Finance
2 60 (22.30%) Banking
3 51 (18.96%) E-Commerce
4 48 (17.84%) Retail Banking
5 47 (17.47%) Project Management
6 45 (16.73%) Oracle
7 35 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (11.15%) .NET
9 22 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (7.81%) Microsoft
11 20 (7.43%) C#
12 19 (7.06%) SQL Server
12 19 (7.06%) Migration
13 18 (6.69%) Windows
14 17 (6.32%) PRINCE2
14 17 (6.32%) SOA
14 17 (6.32%) Java
14 17 (6.32%) SQL
14 17 (6.32%) Web Services
15 16 (5.95%) Business Analysis
16 15 (5.58%) JavaScript
17 14 (5.20%) IBM
17 14 (5.20%) MVC
17 14 (5.20%) Oracle Retail
18 13 (4.83%) HTML
18 13 (4.83%) Data Modelling
18 13 (4.83%) MS Excel
18 13 (4.83%) OO
19 12 (4.46%) DB2
19 12 (4.46%) ITIL

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (4.09%) SAS
2 9 (3.35%) WebLogic
3 8 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.86%) CICS
5 4 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.12%) CMS
6 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.74%) AquaLogic
7 2 (0.74%) Apache
7 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.09%) MS Project
3 7 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.23%) MS Office
5 3 (1.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (5.20%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.12%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.12%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.12%) SAP MM
2 3 (1.12%) SAP PP
2 3 (1.12%) SAP WM
2 3 (1.12%) SAP APO
2 3 (1.12%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.12%) SAP EHS
3 2 (0.74%) Magento
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (0.74%) Office 365
2 2 (0.74%) SaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.37%) PaaS
3 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.86%) WAN
2 2 (0.74%) ATM
2 2 (0.74%) Intranet
3 1 (0.37%) LDAP
3 1 (0.37%) DMZ
3 1 (0.37%) LAN
3 1 (0.37%) DNS
3 1 (0.37%) FTP
3 1 (0.37%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) Firewall
3 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.46%) DB2
3 8 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.86%) Big Data
7 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.12%) Base SAS
8 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.37%) DTS
10 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (3.72%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.97%) JIRA
3 6 (2.23%) MSTest
4 5 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.49%) Zephyr
6 3 (1.12%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.12%) Selenium
7 2 (0.74%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.74%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.37%) Ant
8 1 (0.37%) Toad
8 1 (0.37%) Introscope
8 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.37%) Moq
General
1 84 (31.23%) Finance
2 60 (22.30%) Banking
3 48 (17.84%) Retail Banking
4 7 (2.60%) Back Office
5 5 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.12%) Billing
6 3 (1.12%) Front Office
7 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (26.77%) Analyst
2 53 (19.70%) Project Manager
3 51 (18.96%) Business Analyst
4 40 (14.87%) Developer
5 30 (11.15%) Architect
6 14 (5.20%) Programme Manager
6 14 (5.20%) Senior Manager
7 12 (4.46%) Senior Project Manager
8 11 (4.09%) C# Developer
9 10 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.72%) Consultant
9 10 (3.72%) Test Analyst
9 10 (3.72%) .NET Developer
10 9 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (2.60%) Agile Project Manager
12 6 (2.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.23%) Senior Business Analyst
12 6 (2.23%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (1.86%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.15%) .NET
2 17 (6.32%) Web Services
3 13 (4.83%) HTML
4 11 (4.09%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.72%) CSS
5 10 (3.72%) Middleware
6 9 (3.35%) WCF
6 9 (3.35%) jQuery
6 9 (3.35%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (2.97%) WPF
7 8 (2.97%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.97%) J2EE
8 7 (2.60%) WinForms
8 7 (2.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (2.23%) LINQ
9 6 (2.23%) Oracle ADF
10 5 (1.86%) JDBC
10 5 (1.86%) JSP
10 5 (1.86%) JMS
10 5 (1.86%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.46%) Mainframe
2 9 (3.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (1.49%) Data Extraction
3 4 (1.49%) FMCG
3 4 (1.49%) EPoS
4 3 (1.12%) PMI
4 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.74%) Open Source
5 2 (0.74%) Economics
5 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.37%) Firmware
6 1 (0.37%) IVR
6 1 (0.37%) Tandem
6 1 (0.37%) AS400
6 1 (0.37%) Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) Replication
6 1 (0.37%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.69%) Windows
2 7 (2.60%) UNIX
3 5 (1.86%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.49%) Android
4 4 (1.49%) Linux
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.74%) zOS
6 1 (0.37%) AIX
6 1 (0.37%) HPUX
6 1 (0.37%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) VMS
6 1 (0.37%) SUSE
6 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.96%) E-Commerce
2 47 (17.47%) Project Management
3 35 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (7.06%) Migration
6 17 (6.32%) PRINCE2
6 17 (6.32%) SOA
7 16 (5.95%) Business Analysis
8 14 (5.20%) MVC
9 13 (4.83%) Data Modelling
9 13 (4.83%) OO
10 12 (4.46%) ITIL
11 11 (4.09%) Change Management
11 11 (4.09%) Scrum
11 11 (4.09%) Waterfall
11 11 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.72%) Supplier Management
13 9 (3.35%) Web Development
13 9 (3.35%) Business Transformation
14 8 (2.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.43%) C#
2 17 (6.32%) Java
2 17 (6.32%) SQL
3 15 (5.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.86%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.12%) ABAP
6 2 (0.74%) SAS Macro
6 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.74%) X++
6 2 (0.74%) XQuery
6 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.74%) PHP
7 1 (0.37%) VB
7 1 (0.37%) C
7 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (2.23%) Degree
2 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (1.49%) PMP
3 3 (1.12%) ISEB
4 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.74%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.74%) CISSP
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.74%) MCP
5 1 (0.37%) CISA
5 1 (0.37%) CISM
5 1 (0.37%) GIAC
5 1 (0.37%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.37%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.86%) QA
2 4 (1.49%) SLA
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.12%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (0.74%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.74%) OpenView
3 2 (0.74%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.37%) Foglight
4 1 (0.37%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (16.73%) Oracle
2 21 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.20%) IBM
4 8 (2.97%) SAP
5 6 (2.23%) VMware
6 4 (1.49%) hybris
6 4 (1.49%) Juniper
6 4 (1.49%) HP
6 4 (1.49%) Cisco
6 4 (1.49%) Adobe
7 3 (1.12%) JBoss
7 3 (1.12%) Cognos
7 3 (1.12%) Teradata
7 3 (1.12%) FatWire
8 2 (0.74%) BEA
8 2 (0.74%) Citrix
8 2 (0.74%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.74%) Retek
8 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.37%) Sybase
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