Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 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
England > North West
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 68 59
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 -30
Contract jobs citing Retail 57 153 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.52% 2.86% 3.60%
As % of the General category 7.82% 9.80% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 108 131
Median daily rate £406 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.21% -4.38% -10.86%
10th Percentile £278 £150 £263
90th Percentile £525 £575 £580
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.28 £13.85
% change year-on-year -8.96% +3.14% -23.08%

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 729 1,562 1,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.29% 29.15% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 946 1,116
Median daily rate £425 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +1.81%
10th Percentile £176 £220 £263
90th Percentile £583 £600 £580
England median daily rate £500 £495 £488
% change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 96 156
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -6.17% -5.81%
10th Percentile £14.57 £12.75 £11.94
90th Percentile £56.25 £42.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate £30.43 £22.00 £21.69
% change year-on-year +38.30% +1.44% -3.61%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Retail as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Retail in the North West

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail in the North West over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in the North West

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail in the North West.

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 3 December 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
Manchester -3 23 £438 +9.38% 58
Merseyside +34 11 £450 -2.70% 5
Lancashire +24 9 £423 +5.63% 11
Cheshire +16 5 £370 -3.65% 5
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 11 (19.30%) E-Commerce
2 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (15.79%) SQL
3 9 (15.79%) AWS
4 8 (14.04%) React
4 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
5 7 (12.28%) Java
5 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (12.28%) Azure
6 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
6 6 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (10.53%) Project Management
7 5 (8.77%) Python
7 5 (8.77%) VBA
7 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.77%) Finance
7 5 (8.77%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (8.77%) Serverless
8 4 (7.02%) Migration
8 4 (7.02%) ERP
8 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.02%) .NET
8 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
9 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (5.26%) SAP

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 2 (3.51%) SAS
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) AWS
2 7 (12.28%) Azure
3 5 (8.77%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (8.77%) Serverless
4 3 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.26%) Power Platform
5 2 (3.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Office 365
6 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) DHCP
2 1 (1.75%) DNS
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
2 1 (1.75%) Network Security
2 1 (1.75%) SSH
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Power BI
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) MS Access
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.51%) Tableau
4 1 (1.75%) Big Data
4 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.75%) DB2
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Hudson
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Postman
1 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 11 (19.30%) Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Author
5 3 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Marketing Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Marketing Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Salesforce Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Technical Author
6 2 (3.51%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Data Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Python Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Python Software Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) React
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) .NET Core
3 3 (5.26%) Node.js
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 2 (3.51%) Express
4 2 (3.51%) JSP
4 2 (3.51%) Kafka
4 2 (3.51%) OAuth
4 2 (3.51%) OAuth2
4 2 (3.51%) OpenID
4 2 (3.51%) SAML
4 2 (3.51%) Spring
4 2 (3.51%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.51%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) Sass
5 1 (1.75%) Swagger
5 1 (1.75%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) User Experience
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.51%) FMCG
2 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.75%) EPoS
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) E-Commerce
2 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (10.53%) Project Management
6 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.02%) ERP
7 4 (7.02%) Migration
8 3 (5.26%) BDD
8 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.26%) Microservices
8 3 (5.26%) TDD
9 2 (3.51%) B2B
9 2 (3.51%) Content Writing
9 2 (3.51%) Logistics
9 2 (3.51%) Requirements Gathering
9 2 (3.51%) Scrum
9 2 (3.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.28%) Java
4 5 (8.77%) Python
4 5 (8.77%) VBA
5 2 (3.51%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Grafana
2 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Ariba
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) Imperva
5 1 (1.75%) Juniper
5 1 (1.75%) Twitter
5 1 (1.75%) Zend