Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 34 58
Rank change year-on-year -22 +24 -18
Contract jobs citing Retail 224 303 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.71% 5.32% 3.57%
As % of the General category 14.00% 16.23% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 194 139
North West median daily rate £425 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £260 £231 £111
90th Percentile £600 £721 £501
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% - -
England median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.73
% change year-on-year -20.00% +18.85% +3.33%

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 1,600 1,867 1,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.53% 32.78% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 1,193 1,249
North West median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% -5.33%
10th Percentile £267 £259 £250
90th Percentile £575 £615 £555
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 88 79
North West median hourly rate £24.08 £22.67 £28.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.19% -19.54% -7.67%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.00 £12.78
90th Percentile £43.25 £55.75 £56.45
England median hourly rate £24.11 £26.61 £23.68
% change year-on-year -9.38% +12.35% -5.28%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -21 154 £393 -7.65% 114
Merseyside -1 32 £500 +17.53% 15
Cheshire +2 14 £363 -5.23% 25
Lancashire -24 6 £375 +9.49% 22
Cumbria - 4 - -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 77 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (29.91%) E-Commerce
3 40 (17.86%) Finance
4 37 (16.52%) SQL
5 32 (14.29%) Java
6 30 (13.39%) PHP
7 29 (12.95%) JavaScript
8 28 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (9.82%) MySQL
9 22 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (9.38%) .NET
10 21 (9.38%) C#
10 21 (9.38%) BDD
11 20 (8.93%) Node.js
11 20 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (8.93%) Windows
11 20 (8.93%) Microsoft
11 20 (8.93%) Scrum
12 18 (8.04%) CSS
12 18 (8.04%) HTML
12 18 (8.04%) Test Automation
13 17 (7.59%) Oracle
13 17 (7.59%) Python
13 17 (7.59%) TDD
14 16 (7.14%) ITIL
14 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (7.14%) SDLC
15 15 (6.70%) DevOps
16 14 (6.25%) Docker
16 14 (6.25%) Unix

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 10 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.23%) Apache
2 5 (2.23%) IBM Notes
3 4 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.89%) nginx
5 2 (0.89%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.45%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.45%) SAS
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.89%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.23%) Magento
2 4 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.34%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.34%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.34%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.89%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.45%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.45%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.57%) Office 365
4 4 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.79%) PaaS
5 3 (1.34%) SaaS
5 3 (1.34%) Serverless
6 2 (0.89%) Azure Functions
6 2 (0.89%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.89%) GitHub
6 2 (0.89%) IaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.45%) Boomi
7 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.23%) VoIP
2 3 (1.34%) Internet
2 3 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (1.34%) Sourcefire
3 2 (0.89%) DNS
3 2 (0.89%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.89%) VPN
4 1 (0.45%) Firewall
4 1 (0.45%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.82%) MySQL
2 13 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.57%) Big Data
5 7 (3.13%) Power BI
6 6 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.23%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.89%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.89%) DB2
10 2 (0.89%) Essbase
10 2 (0.89%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.89%) OLAP
10 2 (0.89%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.89%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (5.80%) JIRA
2 10 (4.46%) Selenium
3 8 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.13%) Gatling
4 7 (3.13%) Gradle
4 7 (3.13%) JUnit
4 7 (3.13%) Maven
4 7 (3.13%) Spock
5 6 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.34%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.34%) Metasploit
7 3 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.34%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.89%) GitLab
8 2 (0.89%) Katalon Studio
8 2 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.45%) Subversion
9 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (17.86%) Finance
2 12 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.91%) Marketing
4 10 (4.46%) Banking
5 8 (3.57%) Automotive
6 6 (2.68%) Legal
6 6 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.89%) Back Office
8 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) Front Office
9 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 58 (25.89%) Developer
2 41 (18.30%) Analyst
3 30 (13.39%) Architect
4 19 (8.48%) Business Analyst
5 18 (8.04%) Project Manager
6 14 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (5.80%) Consultant
8 11 (4.91%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.02%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.57%) Java Engineer
10 8 (3.57%) PHP Developer
10 8 (3.57%) React Developer
11 7 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.13%) E-Commerce Analyst
11 7 (3.13%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.68%) Agile Business Analyst
12 6 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (2.68%) QA Analyst
12 6 (2.68%) QA Test Analyst
12 6 (2.68%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.38%) .NET
2 20 (8.93%) Node.js
3 18 (8.04%) CSS
3 18 (8.04%) HTML
4 13 (5.80%) Web Services
5 12 (5.36%) Spring
6 11 (4.91%) React
7 10 (4.46%) JSON
7 10 (4.46%) XML
8 9 (4.02%) Hibernate
8 9 (4.02%) RESTful
9 6 (2.68%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (2.68%) REST
10 5 (2.23%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.23%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.23%) HTML5
10 5 (2.23%) J2EE
10 5 (2.23%) jQuery
11 4 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.68%) EPoS
3 6 (2.68%) User Experience
4 5 (2.23%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.23%) NHS
4 5 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.23%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.79%) FMCG
5 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.34%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.89%) Robotics
7 2 (0.89%) Social Media
7 2 (0.89%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.45%) Fintech
8 1 (0.45%) Life Science
8 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.93%) Windows
2 14 (6.25%) Unix
3 10 (4.46%) Linux
4 6 (2.68%) Android
4 6 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.68%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.23%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.23%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.23%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (29.91%) E-Commerce
3 28 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (9.38%) BDD
6 20 (8.93%) Scrum
7 18 (8.04%) Test Automation
8 17 (7.59%) TDD
9 16 (7.14%) ITIL
9 16 (7.14%) SDLC
10 15 (6.70%) DevOps
11 14 (6.25%) Project Management
12 12 (5.36%) ERP
12 12 (5.36%) Web Development
13 11 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (4.91%) MVC
13 11 (4.91%) OO
14 10 (4.46%) Analytics
14 10 (4.46%) Business Analysis
15 9 (4.02%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.52%) SQL
2 32 (14.29%) Java
3 30 (13.39%) PHP
4 29 (12.95%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.38%) C#
6 17 (7.59%) Python
7 9 (4.02%) Java 8
7 9 (4.02%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.23%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.79%) C
9 4 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.34%) PHP 7
11 2 (0.89%) C++
11 2 (0.89%) Perl
11 2 (0.89%) Prolog
12 1 (0.45%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.45%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.45%) Scala
12 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (3.57%) CISSP
1 8 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.23%) CCNA
2 5 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.23%) CISM
2 5 (2.23%) Degree
3 3 (1.34%) CEH
3 3 (1.34%) CREST Certified
3 3 (1.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) CISA
4 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.45%) CRISC
5 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.45%) MCSA
5 1 (0.45%) MCSE
5 1 (0.45%) MCTS
5 1 (0.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.46%) QA
2 7 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.79%) COBIT
3 4 (1.79%) COSO
4 3 (1.34%) PMO
5 2 (0.89%) GDPR
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (6.25%) Docker
2 6 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (2.23%) VMware NSX
3 5 (2.23%) vSphere
4 4 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (3.13%) Ansible
1 7 (3.13%) Kubernetes
1 7 (3.13%) Terraform
2 5 (2.23%) NetBackup
2 5 (2.23%) SCCM
2 5 (2.23%) vMotion
2 5 (2.23%) vRealize
3 3 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.34%) Puppet
3 3 (1.34%) QRadar
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.45%) Packer
Vendors
1 20 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.59%) Oracle
3 9 (4.02%) SAP
4 6 (2.68%) VMware
5 5 (2.23%) Cisco
5 5 (2.23%) Citrix
5 5 (2.23%) Fortinet
5 5 (2.23%) Google
5 5 (2.23%) HP
5 5 (2.23%) Lotus
5 5 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.23%) Xerox
6 4 (1.79%) hybris
6 4 (1.79%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.79%) IBM
7 3 (1.34%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.34%) Forcepoint
7 3 (1.34%) McAfee
7 3 (1.34%) Sophos
7 3 (1.34%) Zend