The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 45 23 43
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Contract jobs citing Retail 119 156 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.75% 6.48% 3.59%
As % of the General category 12.06% 18.89% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 83 67
Average daily rate £400 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £6.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -75.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
987 826 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.11% 34.30% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 364 550
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 53 46
Average hourly rate £31.53 £20.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.79% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £7.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Retail
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 79 £388 +10.85% 42
Cheshire -31 24 £375 +3.44% 35
Merseyside -4 4 £475 +47.17% 5
Cumbria - 1 £90 - 1
Lancashire - - - - 9
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 76 (32.90%) Finance
2 68 (29.44%) Banking
3 56 (24.24%) Retail Banking
4 48 (20.78%) E-Commerce
5 33 (14.29%) Oracle
5 33 (14.29%) Project Management
6 31 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (11.26%) SQL
8 20 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (7.79%) .NET
9 18 (7.79%) Microsoft
10 16 (6.93%) SQL Server
10 16 (6.93%) PRINCE2
11 15 (6.49%) Migration
11 15 (6.49%) Business Analysis
11 15 (6.49%) Oracle Database
12 14 (6.06%) Change Management
13 13 (5.63%) OO
13 13 (5.63%) JavaScript
13 13 (5.63%) Web Services
14 12 (5.19%) XML
14 12 (5.19%) Java
14 12 (5.19%) Windows
14 12 (5.19%) MS Excel
15 11 (4.76%) UML
15 11 (4.76%) C#
15 11 (4.76%) HTML
15 11 (4.76%) SAP
15 11 (4.76%) Degree
16 10 (4.33%) CSS

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (4.33%) SAS
2 6 (2.60%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.30%) IIS
4 2 (0.87%) CICS
4 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) Node.js
5 1 (0.43%) Gentran
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.43%) AquaLogic
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.43%) FileNet
5 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.60%) MS Office
3 3 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) MS Project
4 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) SAP WM
1 4 (1.73%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.30%) SAP Retail
2 3 (1.30%) SAP EHS
2 3 (1.30%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.30%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.30%) SAP MM
2 3 (1.30%) SAP PP
2 3 (1.30%) SAP APO
2 3 (1.30%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.87%) Magento
4 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.43%) Exstream
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.43%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.60%) Internet
1 6 (2.60%) WAN
2 3 (1.30%) Intranet
3 2 (0.87%) DMZ
4 1 (0.43%) Multicast
4 1 (0.43%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.43%) Wireless
4 1 (0.43%) Firewall
4 1 (0.43%) ATM
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.43%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) FTP
4 1 (0.43%) SNMP
4 1 (0.43%) DWDM
4 1 (0.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.49%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.60%) MySQL
3 6 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.73%) DB2
5 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.87%) OLAP
7 2 (0.87%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.87%) Base SAS
7 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.43%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 6 (2.60%) Subversion
2 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.30%) MSTest
3 3 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.30%) Selenium
3 3 (1.30%) Toad
4 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.87%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.87%) LLBLGen Pro
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.43%) Moq
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.43%) NUnit
5 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.43%) Ant
General
1 76 (32.90%) Finance
2 68 (29.44%) Banking
3 56 (24.24%) Retail Banking
4 8 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.60%) Legal
5 6 (2.60%) Back Office
6 5 (2.16%) Billing
7 4 (1.73%) Games
8 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.87%) Law
9 2 (0.87%) Marketing
9 2 (0.87%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.43%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.43%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (29.44%) Analyst
2 52 (22.51%) Project Manager
2 52 (22.51%) Business Analyst
3 38 (16.45%) Developer
4 18 (7.79%) Architect
5 9 (3.90%) Senior Manager
6 8 (3.46%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (3.46%) Consultant
6 8 (3.46%) Programme Manager
6 8 (3.46%) Senior Project Manager
7 7 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (2.60%) Programmer
8 6 (2.60%) Business Systems Analyst
8 6 (2.60%) .NET Developer
9 5 (2.16%) Designer
9 5 (2.16%) Java Developer
9 5 (2.16%) Change Manager
9 5 (2.16%) Software Engineer
10 4 (1.73%) Test Manager
10 4 (1.73%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.79%) .NET
2 13 (5.63%) Web Services
3 12 (5.19%) XML
4 11 (4.76%) HTML
5 10 (4.33%) CSS
6 8 (3.46%) J2EE
6 8 (3.46%) WCF
7 7 (3.03%) LAMP
7 7 (3.03%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.60%) Middleware
8 6 (2.60%) XSD
8 6 (2.60%) XSLT
8 6 (2.60%) Spring
9 5 (2.16%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (2.16%) Oracle ADF
10 4 (1.73%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.73%) jQuery
10 4 (1.73%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.73%) RESTful
10 4 (1.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.03%) FMCG
1 7 (3.03%) Mainframe
2 6 (2.60%) Derivative
3 4 (1.73%) Data Extraction
3 4 (1.73%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.30%) PMI
5 2 (0.87%) GIS
5 2 (0.87%) Data Conversion
5 2 (0.87%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.87%) Learning Management System
5 2 (0.87%) TRADACOMS
5 2 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.19%) Windows
2 8 (3.46%) Linux
3 6 (2.60%) CentOS
4 5 (2.16%) UNIX
5 2 (0.87%) Android
5 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) AIX
6 1 (0.43%) zOS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.78%) E-Commerce
2 33 (14.29%) Project Management
3 31 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (6.93%) PRINCE2
6 15 (6.49%) Migration
6 15 (6.49%) Business Analysis
7 14 (6.06%) Change Management
8 13 (5.63%) OO
9 11 (4.76%) UML
10 10 (4.33%) SOA
10 10 (4.33%) MVC
11 9 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (3.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.46%) Waterfall
13 7 (3.03%) Web Development
13 7 (3.03%) TDD
13 7 (3.03%) Scrum
14 6 (2.60%) ITIL
14 6 (2.60%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.26%) SQL
2 13 (5.63%) JavaScript
3 12 (5.19%) Java
4 11 (4.76%) C#
5 9 (3.90%) PHP
6 6 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.30%) ABAP
8 2 (0.87%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.43%) C
9 1 (0.43%) C++
9 1 (0.43%) COBOL
9 1 (0.43%) XQuery
9 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.43%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (4.76%) Degree
2 10 (4.33%) ISEB
3 5 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.30%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.30%) MCP
4 3 (1.30%) PMP
4 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
6 1 (0.43%) CISSP
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.60%) SLA
1 6 (2.60%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.73%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.30%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (1.30%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (14.29%) Oracle
2 18 (7.79%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.76%) SAP
4 9 (3.90%) IBM
5 7 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.16%) Cisco
6 5 (2.16%) HP
6 5 (2.16%) Juniper
7 3 (1.30%) hybris
8 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.87%) Siebel
8 2 (0.87%) JBoss
8 2 (0.87%) Teradata
8 2 (0.87%) F5
9 1 (0.43%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.43%) Endeca
9 1 (0.43%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.43%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) FatWire
9 1 (0.43%) ATG
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Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Cognitive Group
Rate: £750 - £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago