Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 38 47
Rank change year-on-year -22 +9 +7
Contract jobs citing Retail 211 269 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.41% 4.71% 3.82%
As % of the General category 12.08% 13.52% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 154 157
North West median daily rate £406 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% - -
10th Percentile £275 £313 £270
90th Percentile £597 £800 £569
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 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 £17.25 £16.25 £14.00
England median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £14.13
% change year-on-year +5.17% +2.65% -19.29%

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 1,746 1,989 2,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.20% 34.82% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,040 1,175 1,603
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £265 £245 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 108 95
North West median hourly rate £20.22 £25.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.12% -6.82% -14.55%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.60 £12.77
90th Percentile £43.08 £51.71 £49.01
England median hourly rate £26.93 £24.23 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.17% -3.10% +11.11%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -16 143 £425 - 101
Cheshire +2 25 £350 -13.58% 29
Merseyside +3 19 £400 -8.57% 11
Lancashire -23 8 £425 +13.33% 16
Cumbria - 6 - -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 67 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.96%) Finance
3 41 (19.43%) E-Commerce
4 35 (16.59%) SQL
5 33 (15.64%) Java
6 31 (14.69%) HTML
6 31 (14.69%) CSS
7 28 (13.27%) Scrum
8 27 (12.80%) JavaScript
9 26 (12.32%) Oracle
10 24 (11.37%) Microsoft
11 21 (9.95%) TDD
12 20 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (8.53%) Internet
14 17 (8.06%) Web Development
15 16 (7.58%) jQuery
15 16 (7.58%) SAP
15 16 (7.58%) GDPR
16 15 (7.11%) Project Management
17 14 (6.64%) WebSphere
17 14 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (6.64%) AngularJS
18 13 (6.16%) C#
18 13 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (6.16%) Software Engineering
19 12 (5.69%) Banking
19 12 (5.69%) Manufacturing
19 12 (5.69%) .NET
19 12 (5.69%) JSP
19 12 (5.69%) Greenfield Project

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 (6.64%) WebSphere
2 11 (5.21%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.37%) Commerce Server
4 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.42%) CMS
5 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.95%) Confluence
6 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.95%) nginx
6 2 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) SAS
7 1 (0.47%) Tornado
Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.47%) InDesign
2 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.42%) Magento
2 3 (1.42%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.42%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.47%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.47%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.47%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.37%) GitHub
3 2 (0.95%) BrowserStack
3 2 (0.95%) Office 365
3 2 (0.95%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (0.47%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) DNS
2 1 (0.47%) Firewall
2 1 (0.47%) LAN
2 1 (0.47%) SAN
2 1 (0.47%) SMS
2 1 (0.47%) WAN
2 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.74%) Big Data
3 5 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.37%) DB2
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.42%) MySQL
5 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.95%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (0.95%) Endeca
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.95%) Sqoop
6 2 (0.95%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.47%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (4.27%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.27%) JIRA
1 9 (4.27%) Selenium
2 6 (2.84%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.37%) Subversion
4 4 (1.90%) JUnit
5 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.42%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.95%) SilkTest
6 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.47%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.47%) Gatling
7 1 (0.47%) Gradle
7 1 (0.47%) Grunt
7 1 (0.47%) Katalon Studio
7 1 (0.47%) Maven
7 1 (0.47%) Moq
7 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (27.96%) Finance
2 12 (5.69%) Banking
2 12 (5.69%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.74%) Automotive
5 7 (3.32%) Interactive Media
6 5 (2.37%) Marketing
6 5 (2.37%) Publishing
7 4 (1.90%) Legal
7 4 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.42%) Back Office
9 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Front Office
10 1 (0.47%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 69 (32.70%) Developer
2 50 (23.70%) Analyst
3 23 (10.90%) Project Manager
4 21 (9.95%) Business Analyst
5 19 (9.00%) Consultant
6 10 (4.74%) Architect
6 10 (4.74%) Java Developer
6 10 (4.74%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (4.74%) WebSphere Developer
7 8 (3.79%) SQL Analyst
7 8 (3.79%) Test Analyst
8 7 (3.32%) SAP Consultant
8 7 (3.32%) Support Analyst
9 6 (2.84%) Business Change Manager
9 6 (2.84%) Business Developer
9 6 (2.84%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 6 (2.84%) IT Manager
10 5 (2.37%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.37%) SQL Support Analyst
10 5 (2.37%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.69%) CSS
1 31 (14.69%) HTML
2 16 (7.58%) jQuery
3 14 (6.64%) AngularJS
4 12 (5.69%) .NET
4 12 (5.69%) JSP
5 11 (5.21%) CSS3
5 11 (5.21%) HTML5
6 10 (4.74%) Dojo
6 10 (4.74%) EJB
6 10 (4.74%) JPA
6 10 (4.74%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (4.74%) React
7 9 (4.27%) XML
8 8 (3.79%) Spring
9 7 (3.32%) J2EE
9 7 (3.32%) REST
10 6 (2.84%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.84%) SOAP
10 6 (2.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (4.27%) User Experience
3 5 (2.37%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.90%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.42%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.42%) FMCG
5 3 (1.42%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.42%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.95%) NHS
6 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.95%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.47%) Animation
7 1 (0.47%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.47%) Robotics
7 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.32%) Linux
1 7 (3.32%) Windows
2 5 (2.37%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (1.90%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.42%) Unix
4 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.42%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.95%) Android
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) CentOS
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.43%) E-Commerce
3 28 (13.27%) Scrum
4 21 (9.95%) TDD
5 20 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (8.06%) Web Development
7 15 (7.11%) Project Management
8 14 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (6.16%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.21%) Migration
10 11 (5.21%) SDLC
10 11 (5.21%) Test Automation
11 10 (4.74%) ETL
11 10 (4.74%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (4.74%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (4.27%) Analytics
12 9 (4.27%) Business Analysis
12 9 (4.27%) ITIL
12 9 (4.27%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.59%) SQL
2 33 (15.64%) Java
3 27 (12.80%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.16%) C#
5 8 (3.79%) Python
6 6 (2.84%) Java 8
7 5 (2.37%) C
8 4 (1.90%) PHP
8 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.42%) Groovy
9 3 (1.42%) Scala
10 2 (0.95%) Perl
10 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.95%) Prolog
11 1 (0.47%) ABAP
11 1 (0.47%) C++
11 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.47%) Delphi
11 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (2.84%) SC Cleared
1 6 (2.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.90%) Degree
3 3 (1.42%) CISA
3 3 (1.42%) CISM
3 3 (1.42%) CISSP
4 2 (0.95%) MCTS
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) CEH
5 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.47%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.58%) GDPR
2 6 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.84%) PMO
3 4 (1.90%) QA
4 3 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.95%) COBIT
5 2 (0.95%) COSO
6 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.90%) Docker
1 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.42%) vSphere
3 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.95%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.95%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.47%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (2.84%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.42%) SCCM
3 2 (0.95%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.95%) vMotion
3 2 (0.95%) vRealize
4 1 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.47%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 26 (12.32%) Oracle
2 24 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.58%) SAP
4 10 (4.74%) hybris
5 7 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.37%) Citrix
6 5 (2.37%) VMware
7 4 (1.90%) HP
8 3 (1.42%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.42%) IBM
8 3 (1.42%) Siebel
8 3 (1.42%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.95%) Adobe
9 2 (0.95%) FatWire
9 2 (0.95%) Lotus
9 2 (0.95%) Talend
9 2 (0.95%) Xerox
10 1 (0.47%) Dell
10 1 (0.47%) Intel
10 1 (0.47%) JDA