Period
to 2 June 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 2 June 2020 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 > Manchester
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 53 42
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11 -13
Contract jobs citing Retail 42 99 142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 3.00% 3.68% 4.57%
As % of the General category 10.24% 11.00% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 65 76
Median daily rate £400 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £132 £350 £272
90th Percentile £475 £825 £609
North West median daily rate £400 £456 £413
% change year-on-year -12.33% +10.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
North West median hourly rate - - £13.50

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

All General Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 410 900 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 29.24% 33.43% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 550 628
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £224 £275 £250
90th Percentile £589 £613 £589
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 68
Median hourly rate £27.22 £18.60 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.30% +6.73% +39.44%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.08 £12.42
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.45 £33.25
Median hourly rate £27.20 £25.12 £18.02
% change year-on-year +8.28% +39.37% -3.53%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Retail as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in Manchester

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Retail in Manchester

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail in Manchester over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in Manchester

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for Retail in Manchester

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 2 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +8 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 £115 -
Retail
North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Retail.

1 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce
2 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Azure
3 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (16.67%) Finance
4 7 (16.67%) .NET
5 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 5 (11.90%) HTML
6 5 (11.90%) SQL
6 5 (11.90%) CSS
6 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
6 5 (11.90%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) Windows
7 4 (9.52%) C#
7 4 (9.52%) WAN
7 4 (9.52%) Cloud Native
8 3 (7.14%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (7.14%) Serverless
8 3 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (7.14%) PaaS
8 3 (7.14%) Shopify
8 3 (7.14%) User Stories
8 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (7.14%) LAN
8 3 (7.14%) SAP
8 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.14%) AWS

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.38%) InDesign
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Shopify
2 1 (2.38%) Magento
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Retail
2 1 (2.38%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Azure
2 3 (7.14%) AWS
2 3 (7.14%) PaaS
2 3 (7.14%) Serverless
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.76%) Office 365
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) GitHub
4 1 (2.38%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) WAN
2 3 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (4.76%) Network Security
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) Intranet
4 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (4.76%) Big Data
2 2 (4.76%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) Power BI
3 1 (2.38%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (2.38%) QlikView
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) GitLab
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Appium
2 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Architect
3 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 3 (7.14%) Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Azure Architect
3 3 (7.14%) Designer
3 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (4.76%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Salesforce Developer
4 2 (4.76%) Scrum Master
4 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) CSS
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Core
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.76%) CSS3
3 2 (4.76%) HTML5
3 2 (4.76%) Vue.js
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (2.38%) Dojo
4 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.38%) Node.js
4 1 (2.38%) React
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Cloud Native
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
2 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce
2 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.90%) Scrum
3 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
4 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.14%) Software Architecture
4 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.14%) User Stories
5 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (4.76%) DevOps
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Front End Development
5 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.76%) People Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) TDD
5 2 (4.76%) Use Case
5 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Docker
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
1 2 (4.76%) Terraform
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (7.14%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) Adobe
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) Demandware
3 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
3 2 (4.76%) Meraki
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Dell
4 1 (2.38%) Facebook
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Instagram
4 1 (2.38%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Pinterest
4 1 (2.38%) Sophos
4 1 (2.38%) VMware