Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 52 42
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 310 248 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.49% 3.63% 3.69%
As % of the General category 16.34% 11.89% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 152 162
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% +20.27%
10th Percentile £246 £113 £250
90th Percentile £750 £506 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
North West median hourly rate £12.75 - £21.75
10th Percentile £11.75 - £15.53
90th Percentile £14.25 - £27.63
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.85% +1.81% +13.96%

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 1897 2086 3156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.58% 30.54% 36.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1209 1348 1868
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £263
90th Percentile £613 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 77 121
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -18.09% +34.63%
10th Percentile £11.95 £12.33 £12.35
90th Percentile £48.15 £54.39 £54.00
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year +0.48% +0.60% +13.60%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +18 197 £425 - 60
Merseyside +8 27 £423 +267.39% 7
Cheshire +1 18 £383 +11.27% 6
Lancashire +1 9 £343 +226.19% 5
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 94 (30.32%) SAP
2 52 (16.77%) SQL
2 52 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (15.48%) Finance
4 37 (11.94%) SAP Retail
5 34 (10.97%) HTML
6 33 (10.65%) CSS
7 32 (10.32%) E-Commerce
7 32 (10.32%) Microsoft
8 29 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (9.03%) Oracle
10 26 (8.39%) JavaScript
11 24 (7.74%) Java
12 23 (7.42%) Data Modelling
13 18 (5.81%) ERP
13 18 (5.81%) ITIL
13 18 (5.81%) Migration
14 17 (5.48%) Banking
14 17 (5.48%) User Experience
15 16 (5.16%) Project Management
15 16 (5.16%) Active Directory
15 16 (5.16%) Git (software)
16 15 (4.84%) Magento
16 15 (4.84%) PHP
16 15 (4.84%) SAS
17 14 (4.52%) SQL Server
17 14 (4.52%) Linux
17 14 (4.52%) WebSphere
18 13 (4.19%) Business Analysis
18 13 (4.19%) Big Data

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 15 (4.84%) SAS
2 14 (4.52%) WebSphere
3 13 (4.19%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.61%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.29%) Commerce Server
7 3 (0.97%) CMS
8 2 (0.65%) JBoss
8 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.65%) WordPress
9 1 (0.32%) Apache
9 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.32%) IIS
9 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.94%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (11.94%) SAP Retail
2 15 (4.84%) Magento
3 10 (3.23%) SAP CAR
3 10 (3.23%) SAP ERP
4 8 (2.58%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (2.58%) SAP MDG
5 3 (0.97%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 2 (0.65%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.65%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP POS DM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 6 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.94%) Amazon S3
2 6 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (1.94%) Route 53
2 6 (1.94%) Serverless
2 6 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (1.61%) Office 365
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.58%) Internet
2 7 (2.26%) Network Security
3 6 (1.94%) SMTP
3 6 (1.94%) SSL
4 2 (0.65%) DHCP
4 2 (0.65%) DNS
4 2 (0.65%) Firewall
4 2 (0.65%) MPLS
4 2 (0.65%) PSTN
4 2 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.65%) Skype
4 2 (0.65%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (0.65%) VoIP
4 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.32%) RFID
5 1 (0.32%) SMS
5 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.32%) VPN
5 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.19%) Big Data
3 11 (3.55%) MySQL
4 10 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.23%) DB2
5 7 (2.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.97%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (0.97%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.65%) Power BI
7 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.65%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (5.16%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.94%) GitLab
2 6 (1.94%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.61%) Grunt
4 3 (0.97%) gulp
4 3 (0.97%) Xcode
5 2 (0.65%) JIRA
5 2 (0.65%) Mocha
6 1 (0.32%) Babel
6 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.32%) MorphX
6 1 (0.32%) NUnit
6 1 (0.32%) Selenium
6 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.32%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.32%) Toad
6 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (15.48%) Finance
2 17 (5.48%) Banking
3 9 (2.90%) Automotive
3 9 (2.90%) Marketing
3 9 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.26%) Retail Finance
5 6 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.97%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (21.29%) Developer
2 59 (19.03%) Consultant
3 53 (17.10%) Analyst
4 44 (14.19%) SAP Consultant
5 32 (10.32%) Architect
6 30 (9.68%) SAP Retail Consultant
7 25 (8.06%) Business Analyst
7 25 (8.06%) Project Manager
8 15 (4.84%) SAP Architect
9 14 (4.52%) Magento Developer
10 12 (3.87%) WebSphere Developer
11 11 (3.55%) Data Consultant
11 11 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.55%) SQL Analyst
12 9 (2.90%) Master Data Consultant
12 9 (2.90%) SAP Data Consultant
12 9 (2.90%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
12 9 (2.90%) SAP Master Data Consultant
13 8 (2.58%) IT Manager
13 8 (2.58%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.97%) HTML
2 33 (10.65%) CSS
3 12 (3.87%) JSP
4 10 (3.23%) Dojo
4 10 (3.23%) EJB
4 10 (3.23%) JPA
5 9 (2.90%) jQuery
6 8 (2.58%) Sass
7 7 (2.26%) .NET
7 7 (2.26%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.26%) React
8 6 (1.94%) JSON
8 6 (1.94%) Software Packaging
9 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.29%) CSS3
10 4 (1.29%) HTML5
10 4 (1.29%) Node.js
11 3 (0.97%) J2EE
11 3 (0.97%) Web Services
11 3 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.48%) User Experience
2 10 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.58%) EPoS
4 6 (1.94%) FMCG
4 6 (1.94%) PKI
5 4 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.97%) Credit Risk
6 3 (0.97%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.32%) Fintech
8 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.32%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.32%) Replication
8 1 (0.32%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.52%) Linux
2 13 (4.19%) Windows
3 7 (2.26%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.26%) Oracle Linux
3 7 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (1.94%) CentOS
5 5 (1.61%) Android
6 4 (1.29%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.32%) Unix
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (10.32%) E-Commerce
3 29 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (7.42%) Data Modelling
5 18 (5.81%) ERP
5 18 (5.81%) ITIL
5 18 (5.81%) Migration
6 16 (5.16%) Project Management
7 13 (4.19%) Analytics
7 13 (4.19%) Business Analysis
8 12 (3.87%) SDLC
8 12 (3.87%) Use Case
9 11 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (3.55%) ETL
10 10 (3.23%) Data Migration
10 10 (3.23%) TDD
10 10 (3.23%) UML
11 9 (2.90%) Change Management
11 9 (2.90%) ERD
11 9 (2.90%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.77%) SQL
2 26 (8.39%) JavaScript
3 24 (7.74%) Java
4 15 (4.84%) PHP
5 7 (2.26%) C#
6 6 (1.94%) Apple Swift
6 6 (1.94%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.29%) Python
8 2 (0.65%) Go
8 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.65%) R
8 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.32%) ABAP
9 1 (0.32%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) Scala
9 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.32%) X++
9 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (1.29%) Degree
2 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.32%) CISA
3 1 (0.32%) CISM
3 1 (0.32%) CISSP
3 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.32%) PhD
3 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.32%) PMP
3 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.26%) GDPR
2 5 (1.61%) QA
3 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) PMO
4 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) COSO
5 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) IFRS
5 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.32%) iptables
2 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.23%) Puppet
2 6 (1.94%) Rsyslog
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 94 (30.32%) SAP
2 32 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.03%) Oracle
4 9 (2.90%) hybris
5 6 (1.94%) Apple
5 6 (1.94%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.94%) VMware
6 5 (1.61%) ATG
6 5 (1.61%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.61%) Teradata
7 4 (1.29%) Zend
8 3 (0.97%) Google
8 3 (0.97%) IBM
8 3 (0.97%) JDA
8 3 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.65%) Adobe
9 2 (0.65%) Tableau
10 1 (0.32%) Axway
10 1 (0.32%) Demandware
10 1 (0.32%) Intel