The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
England / North West
Rank 33 39 34
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5  
Contract jobs citing Retail 132 166 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.14% 4.33% 4.71%
As % of the General category 15.77% 13.08% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 99 107
Median daily rate £390 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +2.90% +0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 £13.00 £105.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -87.61%  
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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 837 1269 1320
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.62% 33.07% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 781 686
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 66
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.27% +26.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the North West

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the North West

Retail
Contractor 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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester 0 75 £425 +6.25% 75
Lancashire +28 15 £350 +7.69% 9
Cheshire +13 13 £365 +2.52% 21
Merseyside +4 10 £575 +53.33% 9
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 62 (28.97%) Finance
2 45 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (16.82%) Banking
4 28 (13.08%) SQL
5 27 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (12.15%) SAP
7 24 (11.21%) Retail Banking
8 23 (10.75%) E-Commerce
8 23 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (9.35%) Data Modelling
9 20 (9.35%) Migration
10 18 (8.41%) Oracle
11 14 (6.54%) Project Management
11 14 (6.54%) IBM
11 14 (6.54%) Data Migration
11 14 (6.54%) Analytics
12 13 (6.07%) JIRA
12 13 (6.07%) Marketing
13 11 (5.14%) SAP Retail
13 11 (5.14%) SAS
13 11 (5.14%) Python
13 11 (5.14%) Time Management
13 11 (5.14%) FMCG
14 10 (4.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 10 (4.67%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (4.67%) Linux
14 10 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (4.67%) DB2
14 10 (4.67%) Java
15 9 (4.21%) SQL Server

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (5.14%) SAS
2 5 (2.34%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.34%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.93%) Apache
4 2 (0.93%) CICS
4 2 (0.93%) CMS
4 2 (0.93%) IIS
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.47%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.47%) Drupal
5 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.34%) MS Office
2 5 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.40%) MS Project
4 2 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.93%) InDesign
5 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (5.14%) SAP Retail
2 5 (2.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.87%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (1.87%) SAP MDG
4 3 (1.40%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.40%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.93%) Magento
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.47%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.40%) IaaS
2 3 (1.40%) Office 365
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.34%) HTTP
2 4 (1.87%) FTP
2 4 (1.87%) HTTPS
2 4 (1.87%) SSL
3 2 (0.93%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.47%) DMZ
4 1 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.47%) Firewall
4 1 (0.47%) LAN
4 1 (0.47%) RFID
4 1 (0.47%) SAN
4 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.67%) BusinessObjects
1 10 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (4.67%) DB2
2 9 (4.21%) Big Data
2 9 (4.21%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.74%) MySQL
4 6 (2.80%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (2.34%) QlikView
6 4 (1.87%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.93%) Power BI
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.47%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.07%) JIRA
2 4 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.40%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.40%) Hudson
3 3 (1.40%) Selenium
3 3 (1.40%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.93%) ERwin
4 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.93%) GoCD
4 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.47%) Grunt
5 1 (0.47%) gulp
5 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (28.97%) Finance
2 36 (16.82%) Banking
3 24 (11.21%) Retail Banking
4 13 (6.07%) Marketing
5 5 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.93%) Advertising
6 2 (0.93%) Back Office
6 2 (0.93%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (21.03%) Analyst
2 35 (16.36%) Project Manager
3 30 (14.02%) Developer
4 20 (9.35%) Business Analyst
5 17 (7.94%) Architect
6 14 (6.54%) Consultant
7 11 (5.14%) IT Manager
8 8 (3.74%) Financial Analyst
8 8 (3.74%) IT Project Manager
8 8 (3.74%) SAP Consultant
9 7 (3.27%) Data Architect
9 7 (3.27%) Programme Manager
9 7 (3.27%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
9 7 (3.27%) SAP Retail Consultant
9 7 (3.27%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (2.80%) Retail Business Analyst
10 6 (2.80%) SAP Architect
10 6 (2.80%) Tester
11 5 (2.34%) Data Scientist
11 5 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.74%) Web Services
2 5 (2.34%) HTML
3 4 (1.87%) .NET
3 4 (1.87%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.87%) EDIFACT
3 4 (1.87%) JDBC
3 4 (1.87%) JMS
3 4 (1.87%) ODBC
3 4 (1.87%) XML
4 3 (1.40%) CSS
4 3 (1.40%) J2EE
5 2 (0.93%) CSS3
5 2 (0.93%) HTML5
5 2 (0.93%) jQuery
5 2 (0.93%) Node.js
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.47%) Dojo
6 1 (0.47%) JPA
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.47%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.14%) FMCG
2 8 (3.74%) Credit Risk
3 7 (3.27%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.34%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.87%) User Experience
7 3 (1.40%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.93%) EPoS
8 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.93%) NHS
8 2 (0.93%) PACS
9 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.47%) Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.47%) IPTV
9 1 (0.47%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.47%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.67%) Linux
2 6 (2.80%) Windows
3 5 (2.34%) Unix
4 4 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.93%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) CentOS
6 1 (0.47%) Fedora
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (10.75%) E-Commerce
4 20 (9.35%) Data Modelling
4 20 (9.35%) Migration
5 14 (6.54%) Analytics
5 14 (6.54%) Data Migration
5 14 (6.54%) Project Management
6 11 (5.14%) Time Management
7 10 (4.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (4.21%) IT Strategy
9 8 (3.74%) Scrum
9 8 (3.74%) Test Scripting
10 7 (3.27%) Data Flow Diagram
10 7 (3.27%) ERP
10 7 (3.27%) Risk Management
10 7 (3.27%) SDLC
11 6 (2.80%) Defect Management
11 6 (2.80%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.08%) SQL
2 11 (5.14%) Python
3 10 (4.67%) Java
4 6 (2.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.87%) ActionScript
5 4 (1.87%) ActionScript 2.0
5 4 (1.87%) ActionScript 3.0
5 4 (1.87%) Perl
6 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.40%) C#
6 3 (1.40%) Korn
6 3 (1.40%) R
6 3 (1.40%) Ruby
7 2 (0.93%) Go
7 2 (0.93%) JCL
7 2 (0.93%) PHP
7 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.47%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (2.34%) PhD
2 3 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.93%) Degree
3 2 (0.93%) ISEB
4 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.47%) PMP
4 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.34%) PMO
2 4 (1.87%) QA
3 3 (1.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) RACF
2 1 (0.47%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.47%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 3 (1.40%) Ansible
1 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.40%) Terraform
2 2 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (12.15%) SAP
2 18 (8.41%) Oracle
3 14 (6.54%) IBM
4 7 (3.27%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.34%) Tableau
6 4 (1.87%) Axway
6 4 (1.87%) HP
6 4 (1.87%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.40%) hybris
7 3 (1.40%) Splunk
7 3 (1.40%) Teradata
8 2 (0.93%) Adobe
8 2 (0.93%) DataFlux
8 2 (0.93%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.93%) EMC
8 2 (0.93%) Google
8 2 (0.93%) Informatica
8 2 (0.93%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.47%) Cognos
9 1 (0.47%) Siebel
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