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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 36 46 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs citing Retail 154 107 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.20% 3.54% 6.71%
As % of the General category 12.02% 10.85% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 57 83
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£450 £413 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £541 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £9.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.26% +40.00%
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
1281 986 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.90% 32.61% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 558 400
Average daily rate £413 £390 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +10.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 51
Average hourly rate £24.38 £35.00 £20.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.35% +70.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 86 £406 +1.56% 70
Cheshire +12 44 £450 +7.14% 21
Merseyside -3 12 £381 - 2
Lancashire - 4 £563 - 5
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 126 (40.78%) Finance
2 103 (33.33%) Banking
3 85 (27.51%) Retail Banking
4 72 (23.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (15.86%) Project Management
6 41 (13.27%) Oracle
7 35 (11.33%) E-Commerce
8 26 (8.41%) Microsoft
9 23 (7.44%) SQL
10 22 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (7.12%) Business Analysis
11 21 (6.80%) Windows
11 21 (6.80%) Migration
12 20 (6.47%) SQL Server
13 17 (5.50%) PRINCE2
14 15 (4.85%) HTML
14 15 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (4.53%) ITIL
16 13 (4.21%) .NET
16 13 (4.21%) QA
17 12 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (3.88%) Java
17 12 (3.88%) MS Office
17 12 (3.88%) SAP
17 12 (3.88%) Risk Management
17 12 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (3.56%) Oracle Database
18 11 (3.56%) MS Project
18 11 (3.56%) C#
18 11 (3.56%) CRM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (2.91%) SAS
2 5 (1.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.29%) Confluence
3 4 (1.29%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.29%) CMS
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.97%) JCAPS
4 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.65%) CICS
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Drupal
6 1 (0.32%) Node.js
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (3.88%) MS Office
2 11 (3.56%) MS Project
3 9 (2.91%) MS Excel
4 7 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.94%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.97%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.97%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.97%) SPSS
7 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.24%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (1.62%) SAP Retail
3 4 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.65%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.65%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.32%) Finacle
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.32%) Magento
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.32%) SAP ECC
6 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.32%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.32%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.65%) SoftLayer
1 2 (0.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.32%) PaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.29%) WAN
1 4 (1.29%) DNS
2 2 (0.65%) HTTP
2 2 (0.65%) ATM
2 2 (0.65%) LAN
2 2 (0.65%) Internet
2 2 (0.65%) Wireless
2 2 (0.65%) Firewall
3 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.32%) SAN
3 1 (0.32%) VPN
3 1 (0.32%) DHCP
3 1 (0.32%) NAS
3 1 (0.32%) Network Security
3 1 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.56%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.62%) DB2
5 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.29%) Base SAS
6 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.65%) MS Access
8 2 (0.65%) Big Data
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (2.91%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.29%) Subversion
4 4 (1.29%) JIRA
4 4 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.29%) Toad
4 4 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.97%) Gradle
5 3 (0.97%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.97%) JMeter
5 3 (0.97%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (0.97%) FishEye
5 3 (0.97%) Maven
6 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.65%) Selenium
6 2 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.65%) Xcode
General
1 126 (40.78%) Finance
2 103 (33.33%) Banking
3 85 (27.51%) Retail Banking
4 10 (3.24%) Marketing
5 7 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.62%) Back Office
6 5 (1.62%) Billing
7 4 (1.29%) Legal
7 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 95 (30.74%) Analyst
2 70 (22.65%) Project Manager
3 66 (21.36%) Business Analyst
4 40 (12.94%) Developer
5 26 (8.41%) Senior Analyst
6 25 (8.09%) Senior Business Analyst
7 19 (6.15%) Consultant
8 16 (5.18%) Architect
9 11 (3.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 11 (3.56%) Financial Business Analyst
10 10 (3.24%) Senior Manager
11 9 (2.91%) Senior Project Manager
11 9 (2.91%) SAP Consultant
11 9 (2.91%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (2.91%) Banking Business Analyst
12 8 (2.59%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.59%) Programme Manager
13 7 (2.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 7 (2.27%) Designer
14 5 (1.62%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.85%) HTML
2 13 (4.21%) .NET
3 9 (2.91%) CSS
3 9 (2.91%) Web Services
4 8 (2.59%) HTML5
4 8 (2.59%) jQuery
4 8 (2.59%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.94%) CSS3
5 6 (1.94%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (1.62%) XML
7 4 (1.29%) JSON
7 4 (1.29%) Middleware
8 3 (0.97%) Sass
8 3 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.97%) Cocoa
8 3 (0.97%) EJB
8 3 (0.97%) JavaBeans
8 3 (0.97%) REST
8 3 (0.97%) WPF
9 2 (0.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.29%) Mainframe
2 4 (1.29%) User Experience
3 3 (0.97%) PMI
3 3 (0.97%) Online Banking
4 2 (0.65%) Animation
4 2 (0.65%) PKI
4 2 (0.65%) Open Source
4 2 (0.65%) Clustering
4 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.65%) FlexPod
4 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.32%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.32%) EPoS
5 1 (0.32%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.32%) W3C
5 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.80%) Windows
2 7 (2.27%) Linux
3 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (1.94%) Android
4 5 (1.62%) UNIX
4 5 (1.62%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.65%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.65%) AIX
6 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) HPUX
7 1 (0.32%) Solaris
7 1 (0.32%) zOS
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (23.30%) Stakeholder Management
2 49 (15.86%) Project Management
3 35 (11.33%) E-Commerce
4 22 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (7.12%) Business Analysis
5 21 (6.80%) Migration
6 17 (5.50%) PRINCE2
7 15 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (4.53%) ITIL
9 12 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (3.88%) Risk Management
10 11 (3.56%) CRM
10 11 (3.56%) Data Modelling
11 10 (3.24%) Data Analysis
12 9 (2.91%) OO
12 9 (2.91%) Supplier Management
12 9 (2.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (2.59%) ERP
14 7 (2.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.44%) SQL
2 12 (3.88%) Java
3 11 (3.56%) C#
4 10 (3.24%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.94%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.94%) PHP
5 6 (1.94%) Objective-C
6 5 (1.62%) Python
7 4 (1.29%) Perl
7 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.97%) C
8 3 (0.97%) VBA
8 3 (0.97%) C++
9 2 (0.65%) Ruby
9 2 (0.65%) COBOL
9 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.65%) VB
9 2 (0.65%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.32%) XAML
10 1 (0.32%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (3.24%) Degree
2 6 (1.94%) ISEB
2 6 (1.94%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.62%) PMP
4 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.97%) CCA
4 3 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.65%) CCNA
5 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CIMA
6 1 (0.32%) ACCA
6 1 (0.32%) MBA
6 1 (0.32%) HNC
6 1 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.21%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) FATCA
3 1 (0.32%) FINREP
3 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.65%) XenApp
4 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.65%) SCCM
3 2 (0.65%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 41 (13.27%) Oracle
2 26 (8.41%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.88%) SAP
4 10 (3.24%) VMware
5 5 (1.62%) Citrix
6 4 (1.29%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.29%) Teradata
7 3 (0.97%) HP
7 3 (0.97%) IBM
8 2 (0.65%) Actimize
8 2 (0.65%) hybris
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco
8 2 (0.65%) Sun
8 2 (0.65%) NetApp
8 2 (0.65%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.65%) Apple
9 1 (0.32%) Twitter
9 1 (0.32%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.32%) ATG
9 1 (0.32%) Business Objects
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £575 - £610 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - £500
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £384 - £400 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago