Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 30 46
Rank change year-on-year -32 +16 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 204 323 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.42% 5.54% 3.79%
As % of the General category 12.83% 15.70% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 195 148
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -
10th Percentile £238 £275 £281
90th Percentile £575 £745 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 0
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
England median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £14.45
% change year-on-year -15.63% +10.73% -17.43%

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 1,590 2,057 2,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.69% 35.25% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 1,251 1,471
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £556
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 90 83
North West median hourly rate £24.81 £21.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.07% -19.44% -21.74%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £51.71 £53.05
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +8.51% +2.17%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -23 141 £425 +1.19% 93
Merseyside +4 19 £345 -18.82% 16
Cheshire -12 17 £350 -14.63% 19
Cumbria - 9 - - 2
Lancashire -13 8 £425 +6.25% 13
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 64 (31.37%) Finance
2 62 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (20.10%) E-Commerce
4 34 (16.67%) Java
4 34 (16.67%) SQL
5 30 (14.71%) HTML
5 30 (14.71%) CSS
6 25 (12.25%) Microsoft
6 25 (12.25%) Scrum
7 24 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 24 (11.76%) Oracle
8 21 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (9.31%) TDD
11 17 (8.33%) SAP
12 16 (7.84%) C#
12 16 (7.84%) Web Development
13 15 (7.35%) Internet
13 15 (7.35%) SQL Server
13 15 (7.35%) Manufacturing
14 14 (6.86%) ITIL
14 14 (6.86%) Windows
14 14 (6.86%) jQuery
14 14 (6.86%) AngularJS
15 13 (6.37%) WebSphere
15 13 (6.37%) .NET
15 13 (6.37%) Project Management
16 12 (5.88%) JSP
16 12 (5.88%) MVC
16 12 (5.88%) Telecoms

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 13 (6.37%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.90%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.45%) Commerce Server
4 5 (2.45%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.47%) Apache
5 3 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.98%) CMS
6 2 (0.98%) nginx
6 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.49%) Confluence
7 1 (0.49%) SAS
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.98%) AutoCAD
1 2 (0.98%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.49%) InDesign
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Magento
1 5 (2.45%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.47%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.98%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.49%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.49%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.49%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.96%) GitHub
3 3 (1.47%) Office 365
4 2 (0.98%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.98%) SaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon SageMaker
5 1 (0.49%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.35%) Internet
2 2 (0.98%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.49%) DNS
3 1 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.49%) SAN
3 1 (0.49%) Sourcefire
3 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.88%) Big Data
3 9 (4.41%) MySQL
4 5 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.45%) DB2
5 4 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.98%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.98%) Endeca
7 2 (0.98%) OLAP
7 2 (0.98%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (0.98%) Power BI
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.98%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.49%) Cloudera CDH
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.43%) JIRA
2 7 (3.43%) Selenium
3 5 (2.45%) Subversion
4 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.47%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.47%) JUnit
5 3 (1.47%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.47%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.98%) Katalon Studio
6 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.49%) Gatling
7 1 (0.49%) Gradle
7 1 (0.49%) Maven
7 1 (0.49%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.49%) Moq
7 1 (0.49%) NUnit
7 1 (0.49%) Spock
7 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (31.37%) Finance
2 15 (7.35%) Manufacturing
3 12 (5.88%) Banking
3 12 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.39%) Automotive
5 7 (3.43%) Interactive Media
6 6 (2.94%) Marketing
7 4 (1.96%) Legal
7 4 (1.96%) Publishing
8 3 (1.47%) Back Office
8 3 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Front Office
9 1 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 66 (32.35%) Developer
2 40 (19.61%) Analyst
3 20 (9.80%) Consultant
4 18 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.84%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.90%) WebSphere Developer
7 9 (4.41%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (3.92%) Architect
8 8 (3.92%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.43%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (3.43%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.43%) SQL Analyst
10 6 (2.94%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.94%) Business Developer
10 6 (2.94%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.45%) Security Consultant
11 5 (2.45%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.71%) CSS
1 30 (14.71%) HTML
2 14 (6.86%) AngularJS
2 14 (6.86%) jQuery
3 13 (6.37%) .NET
4 12 (5.88%) JSP
5 11 (5.39%) React
6 10 (4.90%) CSS3
6 10 (4.90%) Dojo
6 10 (4.90%) EJB
6 10 (4.90%) HTML5
6 10 (4.90%) JPA
6 10 (4.90%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (4.90%) XML
7 9 (4.41%) Web Services
8 8 (3.92%) Spring
9 7 (3.43%) RESTful
10 6 (2.94%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.94%) Node.js
11 5 (2.45%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.90%) User Experience
3 7 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.94%) EPoS
4 6 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.94%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.47%) Robotics
7 2 (0.98%) FMCG
7 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.98%) NHS
7 2 (0.98%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.98%) Social Media
7 2 (0.98%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.49%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (0.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.86%) Windows
2 10 (4.90%) Linux
3 7 (3.43%) Unix
4 6 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.45%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (2.45%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.45%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.98%) Android
6 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (20.10%) E-Commerce
3 25 (12.25%) Scrum
4 21 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (9.31%) TDD
7 16 (7.84%) Web Development
8 14 (6.86%) ITIL
9 13 (6.37%) Project Management
10 12 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (5.88%) MVC
11 11 (5.39%) Responsive Web Design
12 10 (4.90%) Cloud Operations
12 10 (4.90%) Migration
12 10 (4.90%) SDLC
12 10 (4.90%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (4.41%) DevOps
13 9 (4.41%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.41%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.67%) Java
1 34 (16.67%) SQL
2 24 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 16 (7.84%) C#
4 11 (5.39%) PHP
5 8 (3.92%) Python
6 6 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.45%) Java 8
8 3 (1.47%) C
8 3 (1.47%) C++
8 3 (1.47%) Groovy
8 3 (1.47%) PHP 7
8 3 (1.47%) Scala
9 2 (0.98%) Perl
9 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.98%) Prolog
10 1 (0.49%) ABAP
10 1 (0.49%) Delphi
10 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.49%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.45%) CISSP
4 4 (1.96%) CISA
4 4 (1.96%) CISM
5 3 (1.47%) Degree
5 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.98%) CEH
6 2 (0.98%) MCTS
7 1 (0.49%) CCNA
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) GDPR
2 7 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.94%) QA
4 5 (2.45%) PMO
5 4 (1.96%) COBIT
5 4 (1.96%) COSO
6 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.45%) Docker
2 5 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (2.45%) VMware NSX
2 5 (2.45%) vSphere
3 3 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.49%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (2.94%) Kubernetes
1 6 (2.94%) SCCM
2 5 (2.45%) NetBackup
2 5 (2.45%) vMotion
2 5 (2.45%) vRealize
3 3 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.47%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) Ansible
4 1 (0.49%) QRadar
4 1 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.76%) Oracle
3 17 (8.33%) SAP
4 6 (2.94%) Citrix
4 6 (2.94%) HP
4 6 (2.94%) hybris
4 6 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.94%) VMware
5 5 (2.45%) Lotus
5 5 (2.45%) Xerox
6 3 (1.47%) Adobe
6 3 (1.47%) Hyperion
6 3 (1.47%) IBM
6 3 (1.47%) Siebel
6 3 (1.47%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.47%) Zend
7 2 (0.98%) FatWire
7 2 (0.98%) Talend
7 2 (0.98%) Telerik
8 1 (0.49%) Altiris