The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Retailing
North West > Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 58 40
Rank change year-on-year +17 -18  
Contract jobs citing Retail 19 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.03% 2.57% 3.95%
As % of the General category 6.23% 6.69% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 28
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
10th Percentile £280 £260 £213
90th Percentile £493 £569 £461
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £423
% change year-on-year - +0.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £12.00

Retail is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 305 344 396
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 48.57% 38.44% 41.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 357 376
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £294 £260 £300
90th Percentile £500 £588 £503
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year +7.31% +27.03%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in Cheshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Cheshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Cheshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Cheshire

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Cheshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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
Chester +9 5 £420 +5.00% 2
Knutsford +5 4 £475 +8.57% 2
Crewe -3 1 £450 -
Widnes - 1 £475 -
Retail
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 21 (63.64%) Banking
2 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 15 (45.45%) Retail Banking
3 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (24.24%) SQL
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.12%) .NET
8 4 (12.12%) C#
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
8 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.12%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (9.09%) DevOps
9 3 (9.09%) Risk Analytics
9 3 (9.09%) User Stories
9 3 (9.09%) Credit Risk
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.09%) Time Management
9 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
9 3 (9.09%) Migration
9 3 (9.09%) DB2
9 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (9.09%) Project Management
9 3 (9.09%) IFRS
9 3 (9.09%) IFRS 9

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.03%) CICS
2 1 (3.03%) NServiceBus
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.06%) GitHub
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) SMS
1 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) DB2
2 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data
3 2 (6.06%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (63.64%) Banking
2 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 15 (45.45%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Project Manager
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Business Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.06%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Data Architect
7 2 (6.06%) EPoS Manager
7 2 (6.06%) EPoS Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) ETL Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Excel Developer
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.06%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (6.06%) CSS
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) Ajax
3 1 (3.03%) Angular 2
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) ISPF
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.03%) React
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.03%) WCF
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 2 (6.06%) EPoS
4 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.03%) Fintech
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.12%) Scrum
3 4 (12.12%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
4 3 (9.09%) Analytics
4 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.09%) DevOps
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Risk Analytics
4 3 (9.09%) Time Management
4 3 (9.09%) User Stories
5 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (6.06%) ETL
5 2 (6.06%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) AWK
3 2 (6.06%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) Korn
3 2 (6.06%) sed
3 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.03%) JCL
4 1 (3.03%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) IFRS
1 3 (9.09%) IFRS 9
2 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
3 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) RACF
1 1 (3.03%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Ab Initio
2 2 (6.06%) Talend
2 2 (6.06%) Vertica
3 1 (3.03%) IBM