The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 27
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs citing Retail 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.89% 5.81% 1.53%
As % of the General category 3.64% 10.34% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 3
Median daily rate £451 £342 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.72% -7.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £412
% change year-on-year +2.40% +0.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.13 £19.25
% change year-on-year +52.38% -31.81%  

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 Chester with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 55 87 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 51.89% 56.13% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 55 59
Median daily rate £377 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 22
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Retail as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in Chester

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Chester

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for Retail.

1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (20.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Change Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cabling Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Change Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Assistant
2 1 (20.00%) Strategy Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management