Period
to 20 May 2018

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 6 months to 20 May 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 44 46
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Retail 202 246 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.49% 4.53% 3.63%
As % of the General category 11.95% 13.74% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 138 144
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £271 £248 £265
90th Percentile £646 £641 £584
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% -77.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £15.38 £26.00 £14.00
England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £13.63
% change year-on-year -1.61% +13.76% -22.14%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,690 1,790 2,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.19% 32.97% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,017 1,041 1,566
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £257 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 109 95
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £26.83 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.73% -17.45% +18.18%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.33 £13.39
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.60 £47.75
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.93
% change year-on-year +7.10% -7.15% +19.67%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 20 May 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 May 2018. 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
Manchester -12 144 £425 - 104
Merseyside +5 18 £400 -11.11% 13
Cheshire -12 14 £250 -31.51% 14
Lancashire -20 10 £398 +6.00% 5
Cumbria - 6 - -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 65 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.28%) E-Commerce
3 44 (21.78%) Finance
4 27 (13.37%) HTML
4 27 (13.37%) Java
4 27 (13.37%) SQL
4 27 (13.37%) CSS
5 23 (11.39%) Scrum
5 23 (11.39%) GDPR
6 22 (10.89%) Oracle
6 22 (10.89%) JavaScript
6 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
7 20 (9.90%) SAP
8 18 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (7.92%) TDD
10 15 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (6.93%) WebSphere
12 13 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (5.94%) Internet
13 12 (5.94%) JSP
13 12 (5.94%) SQL Server
14 11 (5.45%) Windows
14 11 (5.45%) ETL
14 11 (5.45%) Tomcat
14 11 (5.45%) Banking
14 11 (5.45%) Software Engineering
15 10 (4.95%) Manufacturing
15 10 (4.95%) EJB
15 10 (4.95%) Project Management
15 10 (4.95%) jQuery

Retail
Co-occurring 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 14 (6.93%) WebSphere
2 11 (5.45%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.48%) CMS
3 5 (2.48%) Commerce Server
4 2 (0.99%) Confluence
4 2 (0.99%) SAS
4 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.50%) Drupal
5 1 (0.50%) JBoss
5 1 (0.50%) Tornado
5 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Magento
1 6 (2.97%) SAP Retail
2 5 (2.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.49%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.99%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.99%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 2 (0.99%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.99%) Shopify
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.50%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.49%) GitHub
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.50%) Office 365
3 1 (0.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.94%) Internet
2 5 (2.48%) Firewall
3 2 (0.99%) Network Security
3 2 (0.99%) NFC
4 1 (0.50%) DNS
4 1 (0.50%) LAN
4 1 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.50%) SAN
4 1 (0.50%) SMS
4 1 (0.50%) WAN
4 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.96%) Big Data
3 6 (2.97%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.48%) DB2
4 5 (2.48%) MySQL
5 4 (1.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (1.98%) Power BI
5 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.49%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.49%) QlikView
7 2 (0.99%) Endeca
7 2 (0.99%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.99%) Sqoop
7 2 (0.99%) Text Mining
8 1 (0.50%) MS Access
8 1 (0.50%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Selenium
2 6 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.97%) JIRA
3 4 (1.98%) Grunt
3 4 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.98%) JUnit
4 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.99%) SilkTest
6 1 (0.50%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.50%) Gatling
6 1 (0.50%) Gradle
6 1 (0.50%) JMeter
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
6 1 (0.50%) Moq
6 1 (0.50%) NUnit
6 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.50%) Subversion
6 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.50%) Xcode
General
1 44 (21.78%) Finance
2 11 (5.45%) Banking
3 10 (4.95%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.48%) Automotive
6 4 (1.98%) Interactive Media
6 4 (1.98%) Legal
6 4 (1.98%) Marketing
7 3 (1.49%) Advertising
8 2 (0.99%) Back Office
8 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.99%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (28.22%) Developer
2 47 (23.27%) Analyst
3 21 (10.40%) Business Analyst
4 20 (9.90%) Consultant
5 19 (9.41%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.44%) Architect
7 10 (4.95%) SAP Consultant
7 10 (4.95%) WebSphere Developer
8 9 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.96%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 8 (3.96%) Java Developer
9 8 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (3.47%) SQL Analyst
10 7 (3.47%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.97%) Business Change Manager
11 6 (2.97%) Business Developer
11 6 (2.97%) IT Manager
12 5 (2.48%) Applications Support
12 5 (2.48%) Applications Support Analyst
12 5 (2.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.37%) CSS
1 27 (13.37%) HTML
2 12 (5.94%) JSP
3 10 (4.95%) Dojo
3 10 (4.95%) EJB
3 10 (4.95%) JPA
3 10 (4.95%) jQuery
4 9 (4.46%) HTML5
4 9 (4.46%) J2EE
5 8 (3.96%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.96%) CSS3
5 8 (3.96%) React
6 7 (3.47%) Spring
7 6 (2.97%) .NET
7 6 (2.97%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (1.98%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.98%) JSON
8 4 (1.98%) Node.js
8 4 (1.98%) SOAP
8 4 (1.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
1 9 (4.46%) User Experience
2 6 (2.97%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.48%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.49%) Online Banking
5 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.99%) EPoS
5 2 (0.99%) IVR
6 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.50%) BYOD
6 1 (0.50%) Contactless
6 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.50%) FMCG
6 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.50%) Robotics
6 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.45%) Windows
2 8 (3.96%) Linux
3 5 (2.48%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (2.48%) Unix
4 4 (1.98%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.99%) CentOS
6 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.50%) Android
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.28%) E-Commerce
3 23 (11.39%) Scrum
4 18 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (7.92%) TDD
6 15 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (5.45%) ETL
8 11 (5.45%) Software Engineering
9 10 (4.95%) Project Management
10 9 (4.46%) Data Protection
10 9 (4.46%) Decision-Making
10 9 (4.46%) ITIL
11 8 (3.96%) Migration
11 8 (3.96%) SDLC
11 8 (3.96%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.96%) Web Development
12 7 (3.47%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (3.47%) Data Management
12 7 (3.47%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.37%) Java
1 27 (13.37%) SQL
2 22 (10.89%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.96%) PHP
4 6 (2.97%) Java 8
5 4 (1.98%) C
5 4 (1.98%) C#
6 3 (1.49%) Apple Swift
6 3 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (1.49%) Go
7 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.99%) Python
7 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.50%) ABAP
8 1 (0.50%) C++
8 1 (0.50%) Delphi
8 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (2.97%) SC Cleared
1 6 (2.97%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.98%) Degree
3 3 (1.49%) CISSP
4 2 (0.99%) CEH
4 2 (0.99%) CISA
4 2 (0.99%) CISM
5 1 (0.50%) EnCE
5 1 (0.50%) GCFA
5 1 (0.50%) GISP
5 1 (0.50%) GPEN
5 1 (0.50%) GSEC
5 1 (0.50%) GWAPT
5 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.50%) MCTS
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.50%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.39%) GDPR
2 5 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.98%) PMO
4 3 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.99%) QA
6 1 (0.50%) COBIT
6 1 (0.50%) COSO
6 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.49%) vSphere
3 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.99%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.50%) Docker
4 1 (0.50%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.50%) MaaS360
1 1 (0.50%) Puppet
1 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
1 22 (10.89%) Oracle
2 20 (9.90%) SAP
3 10 (4.95%) hybris
4 6 (2.97%) VMware
5 4 (1.98%) Apple
5 4 (1.98%) Citrix
5 4 (1.98%) HP
5 4 (1.98%) IBM
5 4 (1.98%) Tableau
6 3 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.99%) Cisco
7 2 (0.99%) FatWire
7 2 (0.99%) Intel
7 2 (0.99%) Siebel
7 2 (0.99%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.50%) Adobe
8 1 (0.50%) Altiris
8 1 (0.50%) Dell
8 1 (0.50%) Teradata