Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 51 42
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 267 230 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.90% 3.74% 3.86%
As % of the General category 15.58% 12.51% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 143 175
North West median daily rate £418 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% -8.24% +21.43%
10th Percentile £130 £113 £243
90th Percentile £650 £588 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
North West median hourly rate £13.50 - £18.50
10th Percentile £11.95 - £10.80
90th Percentile £14.25 - £27.25
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.29 £14.00
% change year-on-year +4.36% +16.36% -0.28%

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 1,714 1,839 2,947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.43% 29.89% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,078 1,175 1,806
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% -5.33% +12.67%
10th Percentile £254 £256 £263
90th Percentile £606 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 82 130
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £27.75 £34.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.51% -19.14% +80.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.53 £12.35
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.54 £56.97
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +15.56%

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 January 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 January 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 +13 182 £400 -5.88% 156
Merseyside +1 17 £425 +269.57% 10
Cheshire -7 13 £140 -37.78% 25
Lancashire -3 11 £375 +226.09% 8
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 69 (25.84%) SAP
2 60 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (17.23%) Finance
4 42 (15.73%) SQL
5 40 (14.98%) E-Commerce
6 37 (13.86%) HTML
6 37 (13.86%) CSS
7 30 (11.24%) JavaScript
8 27 (10.11%) Oracle
9 25 (9.36%) Microsoft
10 24 (8.99%) Java
11 23 (8.61%) SAP Retail
12 19 (7.12%) PHP
12 19 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (7.12%) User Experience
13 18 (6.74%) Windows
13 18 (6.74%) ERP
14 17 (6.37%) Magento
15 16 (5.99%) Git (software)
15 16 (5.99%) SQL Server
15 16 (5.99%) Migration
16 14 (5.24%) Scrum
16 14 (5.24%) WebSphere
17 13 (4.87%) MySQL
17 13 (4.87%) ITIL
17 13 (4.87%) ETL
17 13 (4.87%) Tomcat
18 12 (4.49%) Data Modelling
18 12 (4.49%) Active Directory
18 12 (4.49%) Linux

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 (5.24%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.87%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.25%) SAS
4 5 (1.87%) CMS
5 4 (1.50%) Commerce Server
6 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.12%) WordPress
7 2 (0.75%) JBoss
7 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
8 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) Drupal
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.25%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (8.61%) SAP Retail
2 17 (6.37%) Magento
3 9 (3.37%) SAP ERP
4 8 (3.00%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (2.25%) SAP MDG
6 5 (1.87%) SAP CAR
6 5 (1.87%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 4 (1.50%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.75%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.75%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.75%) Shopify
8 2 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.37%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.37%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.87%) Office 365
4 3 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.12%) Route 53
4 3 (1.12%) Serverless
4 3 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.37%) IaaS
5 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.37%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.00%) Network Security
2 5 (1.87%) Firewall
3 3 (1.12%) Internet
3 3 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (1.12%) SMTP
3 3 (1.12%) SSL
4 2 (0.75%) NFC
4 2 (0.75%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.37%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.37%) DHCP
5 1 (0.37%) DNS
5 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.37%) MPLS
5 1 (0.37%) RFID
5 1 (0.37%) VPN
5 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.87%) MySQL
3 10 (3.75%) DB2
4 9 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.00%) Big Data
6 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.87%) Power BI
7 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.12%) QlikView
8 3 (1.12%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.75%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.75%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (5.99%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.00%) Grunt
3 4 (1.50%) Xcode
4 3 (1.12%) GitLab
4 3 (1.12%) gulp
4 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.12%) JIRA
4 3 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.75%) Mocha
6 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.37%) MorphX
6 1 (0.37%) NUnit
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.37%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.37%) Toad
6 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.37%) webpack
General
1 46 (17.23%) Finance
2 10 (3.75%) Banking
3 7 (2.62%) Retail Finance
4 6 (2.25%) Marketing
4 6 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.50%) Automotive
6 3 (1.12%) Advertising
6 3 (1.12%) Legal
6 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (25.47%) Developer
2 43 (16.10%) Analyst
3 42 (15.73%) Consultant
4 26 (9.74%) SAP Consultant
5 24 (8.99%) Architect
6 22 (8.24%) Business Analyst
7 17 (6.37%) Project Manager
8 16 (5.99%) SAP Retail Consultant
9 15 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (5.24%) Magento Developer
11 12 (4.49%) WebSphere Developer
12 9 (3.37%) Data Consultant
12 9 (3.37%) PHP Developer
13 8 (3.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (3.00%) iOS Developer
14 7 (2.62%) Implementation Manager
14 7 (2.62%) IT Manager
14 7 (2.62%) Lead Architect
14 7 (2.62%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 7 (2.62%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.86%) CSS
1 37 (13.86%) HTML
2 12 (4.49%) JSP
3 10 (3.75%) Dojo
3 10 (3.75%) EJB
3 10 (3.75%) JPA
3 10 (3.75%) jQuery
3 10 (3.75%) React
3 10 (3.75%) Sass
4 8 (3.00%) JSON
5 7 (2.62%) HTML5
6 6 (2.25%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.25%) CSS3
7 5 (1.87%) Node.js
8 4 (1.50%) .NET
8 4 (1.50%) J2EE
9 3 (1.12%) MDX
9 3 (1.12%) Software Packaging
9 3 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.12%) User Experience
2 10 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.25%) EPoS
5 5 (1.87%) FMCG
6 4 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.12%) PKI
8 2 (0.75%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.75%) IVR
8 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.37%) Contactless
9 1 (0.37%) Fintech
9 1 (0.37%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.37%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.74%) Windows
2 12 (4.49%) Linux
3 10 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.62%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (1.87%) Unix
7 4 (1.50%) CentOS
7 4 (1.50%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.75%) Android
9 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (14.98%) E-Commerce
3 19 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (6.74%) ERP
5 16 (5.99%) Migration
6 14 (5.24%) Scrum
7 13 (4.87%) ETL
7 13 (4.87%) ITIL
8 12 (4.49%) Analytics
8 12 (4.49%) Data Modelling
9 11 (4.12%) SDLC
9 11 (4.12%) TDD
10 10 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.37%) Business Analysis
11 9 (3.37%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.37%) Front End Development
11 9 (3.37%) MVC
12 8 (3.00%) B2B
12 8 (3.00%) iOS Development
12 8 (3.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.73%) SQL
2 30 (11.24%) JavaScript
3 24 (8.99%) Java
4 19 (7.12%) PHP
5 8 (3.00%) Apple Swift
5 8 (3.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.50%) C#
6 4 (1.50%) Go
7 3 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.75%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.37%) ABAP
9 1 (0.37%) Ruby
9 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.37%) X++
9 1 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (1.12%) Degree
1 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.37%) CEH
2 1 (0.37%) CISSP
2 1 (0.37%) EnCE
2 1 (0.37%) GCFA
2 1 (0.37%) GISP
2 1 (0.37%) GPEN
2 1 (0.37%) GSEC
2 1 (0.37%) GWAPT
2 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.37%) PMP
2 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Certification
2 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.75%) GDPR
2 3 (1.12%) QA
2 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.75%) PMO
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (3.00%) Puppet
2 3 (1.12%) Rsyslog
3 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (25.84%) SAP
2 27 (10.11%) Oracle
3 25 (9.36%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.37%) Apple
4 9 (3.37%) hybris
4 9 (3.37%) VMware
5 5 (1.87%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.87%) Tableau
6 4 (1.50%) ATG
6 4 (1.50%) IBM
6 4 (1.50%) Zend
7 3 (1.12%) JDA
7 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.75%) Adobe
8 2 (0.75%) HP
8 2 (0.75%) Intel
8 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco
9 1 (0.37%) Lotus
9 1 (0.37%) NetApp