Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 60 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 206 203 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.73% 3.52% 4.27%
As % of the General category 13.53% 11.97% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 112 148
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £214 £110
90th Percentile £800 £673 £611
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.56% -6.90% +11.54%
10th Percentile £22.11 £12.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £22.32 £16.05 £35.75
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% +20.75%

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 1,522 1,696 1,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.57% 29.37% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 1,033 1,048
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £225
90th Percentile £588 £600 £571
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 78 101
North West median hourly rate £28.42 £20.50 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.63% -23.59% -19.91%
10th Percentile £13.90 £12.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £45.23 £59.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £29.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.53% +4.86% -7.15%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 -7 119 £438 +5.74% 61
Merseyside -1 28 £500 +25.00% 4
Cheshire +16 21 £398 +279.29% 19
Lancashire -13 7 £350 -11.95% 14
Cumbria +3 1 - -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 59 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (28.16%) E-Commerce
3 49 (23.79%) Finance
4 35 (16.99%) SQL
5 27 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (12.14%) Banking
7 22 (10.68%) JavaScript
7 22 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (9.71%) Project Management
9 19 (9.22%) Java
10 17 (8.25%) SAP
11 16 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (7.28%) Oracle
12 15 (7.28%) ERP
12 15 (7.28%) Marketing
12 15 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (7.28%) Analytics
13 14 (6.80%) BDD
13 14 (6.80%) PHP
13 14 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (6.80%) Manufacturing
13 14 (6.80%) Scrum
14 13 (6.31%) Logistics
14 13 (6.31%) .NET
14 13 (6.31%) Microservices
14 13 (6.31%) JIRA
14 13 (6.31%) SDLC
15 12 (5.83%) Degree
15 12 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (5.83%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (1.94%) SAS
2 3 (1.46%) Confluence
2 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.97%) Apache
3 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.49%) CMS
4 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.88%) SAP Retail
2 6 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.94%) Magento
3 4 (1.94%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.49%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.49%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 1 (0.49%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.49%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.49%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (2.91%) Serverless
4 5 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.94%) Azure Functions
5 4 (1.94%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (1.94%) PaaS
6 3 (1.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (1.46%) IaaS
7 2 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.97%) Office 365
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.49%) Boomi
8 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.49%) SaaS
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.94%) DNS
2 3 (1.46%) HTTP
2 3 (1.46%) Internet
2 3 (1.46%) Network Security
2 3 (1.46%) VPN
3 2 (0.97%) Firewall
3 2 (0.97%) IPsec
3 2 (0.97%) LAN
3 2 (0.97%) WAN
3 2 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.97%) Wireless
4 1 (0.49%) DHCP
4 1 (0.49%) FTP
4 1 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.49%) RIP
4 1 (0.49%) SAN
4 1 (0.49%) SNMP
4 1 (0.49%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.37%) Power BI
2 8 (3.88%) Big Data
2 8 (3.88%) MySQL
3 7 (3.40%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.46%) DB2
5 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.46%) QlikView
5 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.97%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.49%) DTS
7 1 (0.49%) Essbase
7 1 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (6.31%) JIRA
2 6 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.94%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.46%) Selenium
5 2 (0.97%) Appium
5 2 (0.97%) GitLab
5 2 (0.97%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.97%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.49%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.49%) ERwin
6 1 (0.49%) Gatling
6 1 (0.49%) Hamcrest
6 1 (0.49%) JMeter
6 1 (0.49%) JUnit
6 1 (0.49%) Mockito
6 1 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 49 (23.79%) Finance
2 25 (12.14%) Banking
3 15 (7.28%) Marketing
4 14 (6.80%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.85%) Legal
6 6 (2.91%) Wholesale Banking
7 4 (1.94%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (19.42%) Analyst
2 36 (17.48%) Developer
3 30 (14.56%) Architect
4 28 (13.59%) Project Manager
5 20 (9.71%) Business Analyst
6 17 (8.25%) Consultant
7 13 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.88%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.88%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.40%) Data Architect
10 6 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (2.91%) Head of IT
10 6 (2.91%) React Developer
10 6 (2.91%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (2.91%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.43%) Designer
11 5 (2.43%) E-Commerce Analyst
11 5 (2.43%) PHP Developer
12 4 (1.94%) .NET Developer
12 4 (1.94%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.31%) .NET
2 11 (5.34%) CSS
2 11 (5.34%) HTML
2 11 (5.34%) Web Services
3 9 (4.37%) Node.js
4 8 (3.88%) React
4 8 (3.88%) Spring
5 7 (3.40%) JSON
5 7 (3.40%) XML
6 6 (2.91%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.91%) RESTful
7 5 (2.43%) Dojo
7 5 (2.43%) jQuery
7 5 (2.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (1.94%) DOM
8 4 (1.94%) HTML5
8 4 (1.94%) J2EE
9 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.46%) LAMP
9 3 (1.46%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.43%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.43%) NHS
5 4 (1.94%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.94%) Life Science
5 4 (1.94%) Robotics
5 4 (1.94%) Tandem
5 4 (1.94%) User Experience
6 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.97%) EPoS
7 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.97%) Social Media
8 1 (0.49%) AS400
8 1 (0.49%) Clustering
8 1 (0.49%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.85%) Windows
2 9 (4.37%) Unix
3 7 (3.40%) Android
3 7 (3.40%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.40%) Linux
4 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.49%) AIX
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Fedora
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (28.16%) E-Commerce
3 27 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (9.71%) Project Management
5 16 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (7.28%) Analytics
6 15 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (7.28%) ERP
7 14 (6.80%) BDD
7 14 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (6.80%) Scrum
8 13 (6.31%) Logistics
8 13 (6.31%) Microservices
8 13 (6.31%) SDLC
9 12 (5.83%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (5.34%) Test Automation
11 10 (4.85%) CRM
11 10 (4.85%) ITIL
12 9 (4.37%) Acceptance Criteria
12 9 (4.37%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.99%) SQL
2 22 (10.68%) JavaScript
3 19 (9.22%) Java
4 14 (6.80%) PHP
5 10 (4.85%) Python
6 8 (3.88%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.91%) C#
8 4 (1.94%) Java 8
8 4 (1.94%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.97%) R
9 2 (0.97%) Ruby
9 2 (0.97%) VBA
10 1 (0.49%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.49%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.49%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.49%) C
10 1 (0.49%) COBOL
10 1 (0.49%) ES6
10 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (5.83%) Degree
2 7 (3.40%) CISSP
3 6 (2.91%) CISM
4 3 (1.46%) CISA
4 3 (1.46%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.46%) PhD
5 2 (0.97%) CCNP
5 2 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.97%) PMP
6 1 (0.49%) CCNA
6 1 (0.49%) CEH
6 1 (0.49%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.49%) CRISC
6 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.49%) MCSA
6 1 (0.49%) MCSE
6 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.88%) QA
2 6 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.43%) PSD2
4 3 (1.46%) COBIT
4 3 (1.46%) COSO
5 2 (0.97%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.97%) PMO
6 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.49%) GDPR
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.40%) Docker
3 5 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.49%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (2.91%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.97%) Ansible
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.97%) Puppet
2 2 (0.97%) Terraform
3 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.49%) QRadar
Vendors
1 17 (8.25%) SAP
2 15 (7.28%) Oracle
3 12 (5.83%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.37%) IBM
5 8 (3.88%) Google
6 6 (2.91%) hybris
7 4 (1.94%) Pega
7 4 (1.94%) Siebel
7 4 (1.94%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.94%) webMethods
8 3 (1.46%) ATG
8 3 (1.46%) Tableau
8 3 (1.46%) Talend
8 3 (1.46%) VMware
9 2 (0.97%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.97%) JDA
9 2 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.97%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.49%) JD Edwards