The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
North West / Lancashire
Rank 18 46 31
Rank change year-on-year +28 -15  
Contract jobs citing Retail 15 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.14% 1.17% 2.89%
As % of the General category 23.44% 4.31% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 8
Median daily rate £350 £325 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -42.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £395 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +2.96% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year +50.94% -31.16%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 64 116 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 30.48% 27.10% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 68 45
Median daily rate £369 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £472 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +16.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £21.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £69.07 £60.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Lancashire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Lancashire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Lancashire

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Lancashire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Blackburn - 13 £350 - 1
Preston - 1 £415 -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 18 (81.82%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) DB2
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) JIRA
4 6 (27.27%) Migration
4 6 (27.27%) Data Migration
4 6 (27.27%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
5 5 (22.73%) IBM
6 4 (18.18%) SAS
6 4 (18.18%) Web Services
6 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 4 (18.18%) Data Management
6 4 (18.18%) Data Structures
7 3 (13.64%) Data Flow Diagram
7 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) MySQL
7 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
7 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (13.64%) SAP
8 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
8 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 2 (9.09%) Java
8 2 (9.09%) J2EE
8 2 (9.09%) UML
8 2 (9.09%) OO
8 2 (9.09%) Marketing
8 2 (9.09%) WebSphere

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 4 (18.18%) SAS
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.55%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) DB2
2 6 (27.27%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (13.64%) MySQL
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (81.82%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) General Ledger
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Developer
3 7 (31.82%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (27.27%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Designer
5 4 (18.18%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Customer Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) SAP Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Designer
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 2 (9.09%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Structures
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Data Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
4 4 (18.18%) Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
6 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.09%) Master Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) UML
6 2 (9.09%) Use Case
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.55%) Content Management
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) IBM
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) DataFlux
4 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.55%) Brocade
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) EMC
4 1 (4.55%) HP