The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 34 40 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing Retail 295 295 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.00% 4.07% 5.89%
As % of the General category 9.87% 6.95% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 228 359
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £170.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -88.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £30.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-59.27% +74.28%
Retail
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2988 4244 4749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.65% 58.55% 60.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2213 3158 3573
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 65 69
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.02 £52.05 £52.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the City of London region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the City of London region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 197 (33.73%) Banking
2 139 (23.80%) Finance
3 138 (23.63%) Retail Banking
4 117 (20.03%) E-Commerce
5 86 (14.73%) SQL
6 85 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 73 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 65 (11.13%) Project Management
9 55 (9.42%) Oracle
10 48 (8.22%) Microsoft
11 46 (7.88%) MS Excel
11 46 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (7.36%) Degree
13 41 (7.02%) Java
14 39 (6.68%) Marketing
15 38 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
16 37 (6.34%) Business Analysis
17 35 (5.99%) HTML
18 33 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
19 32 (5.48%) JavaScript
20 30 (5.14%) CSS
21 29 (4.97%) ISEB
21 29 (4.97%) Migration
21 29 (4.97%) Analytics
22 27 (4.62%) .NET
23 26 (4.45%) C#
23 26 (4.45%) PRINCE2
23 26 (4.45%) Windows
24 25 (4.28%) Data Analysis
25 24 (4.11%) Selenium

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (3.42%) SAS
2 10 (1.71%) CMS
3 7 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.20%) IIS
4 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.86%) Apache
5 5 (0.86%) Node.js
5 5 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.68%) Lync
6 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.51%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.17%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 46 (7.88%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.08%) MS Office
3 14 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.23%) Photoshop
5 11 (1.88%) MS Project
5 11 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.71%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.86%) ReMetrica
2 5 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.86%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.51%) SAP Retail
3 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.34%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.34%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.34%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
4 2 (0.34%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.17%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.17%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.68%) SaaS
3 3 (0.51%) Office 365
3 3 (0.51%) Force.com
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.17%) Responsys
5 1 (0.17%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.77%) Internet
2 13 (2.23%) Firewall
3 9 (1.54%) Network Security
3 9 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.03%) DNS
4 6 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (0.86%) VLAN
5 5 (0.86%) SAN
6 4 (0.68%) VPN
6 4 (0.68%) BGP
6 4 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.68%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.51%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (0.51%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.51%) Wireless
7 3 (0.51%) IPsec
7 3 (0.51%) LDAP
7 3 (0.51%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.51%) FTP
8 2 (0.34%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.88%) DB2
5 11 (1.88%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.71%) Data Mart
7 8 (1.37%) ProClarity
7 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.37%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.37%) Data Mining
7 8 (1.37%) Big Data
8 6 (1.03%) MS Access
9 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.86%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (4.11%) Selenium
2 13 (2.23%) WebDriver
3 10 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.37%) ERwin
5 8 (1.37%) SoapUI
6 7 (1.20%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.03%) Maven
8 4 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.34%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.34%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.34%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.17%) Calabash
11 1 (0.17%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.17%) Ant
General
1 197 (33.73%) Banking
2 139 (23.80%) Finance
3 138 (23.63%) Retail Banking
4 39 (6.68%) Marketing
5 23 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.37%) Back Office
8 7 (1.20%) Advertising
8 7 (1.20%) German Language
9 6 (1.03%) Games
9 6 (1.03%) Front Office
9 6 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.86%) Legal
11 4 (0.68%) Publishing
11 4 (0.68%) French Language
11 4 (0.68%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.34%) International Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 164 (28.08%) Analyst
2 105 (17.98%) Business Analyst
3 102 (17.47%) Developer
4 67 (11.47%) Project Manager
5 37 (6.34%) Architect
6 29 (4.97%) Consultant
7 19 (3.25%) Designer
8 18 (3.08%) .NET Developer
9 17 (2.91%) Programme Manager
10 15 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (2.40%) Test Leader
12 12 (2.05%) Senior Manager
13 11 (1.88%) Technical Architect
13 11 (1.88%) Data Analyst
14 10 (1.71%) User Experience Designer
15 9 (1.54%) Senior Analyst
16 8 (1.37%) Administrator
16 8 (1.37%) Java Developer
16 8 (1.37%) Test Analyst
16 8 (1.37%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.99%) HTML
2 30 (5.14%) CSS
3 27 (4.62%) .NET
4 20 (3.42%) ASP.NET
4 20 (3.42%) jQuery
5 16 (2.74%) HTML5
5 16 (2.74%) Web Services
5 16 (2.74%) CSS3
6 13 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (1.88%) AngularJS
8 9 (1.54%) Backbone.js
8 9 (1.54%) XML
8 9 (1.54%) J2EE
8 9 (1.54%) MDX
9 8 (1.37%) Ajax
9 8 (1.37%) WCF
10 7 (1.20%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.20%) Middleware
10 7 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (1.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.94%) FMCG
2 15 (2.57%) EPoS
3 14 (2.40%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.40%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
6 7 (1.20%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (0.86%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.68%) Copywriting
9 4 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.68%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.51%) iPhone
10 3 (0.51%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.51%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.51%) Social Media
10 3 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.51%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.45%) Windows
2 19 (3.25%) Linux
3 14 (2.40%) UNIX
4 9 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.37%) Android
5 8 (1.37%) Solaris
6 7 (1.20%) AIX
7 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.68%) SUSE
10 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.17%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (20.03%) E-Commerce
2 85 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 65 (11.13%) Project Management
4 46 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
6 37 (6.34%) Business Analysis
7 29 (4.97%) Migration
7 29 (4.97%) Analytics
8 26 (4.45%) PRINCE2
9 25 (4.28%) Data Analysis
10 21 (3.60%) Scrum
10 21 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (3.42%) Change Management
12 18 (3.08%) CRM
12 18 (3.08%) TDD
13 17 (2.91%) MVC
13 17 (2.91%) Waterfall
13 17 (2.91%) User Stories
14 16 (2.74%) Data Modelling
14 16 (2.74%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 86 (14.73%) SQL
2 41 (7.02%) Java
3 32 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 26 (4.45%) C#
5 13 (2.23%) T-SQL
5 13 (2.23%) VBA
6 10 (1.71%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.37%) C++
8 7 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.20%) Apex Code
9 4 (0.68%) VB
9 4 (0.68%) Python
10 3 (0.51%) VBScript
10 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.34%) R
11 2 (0.34%) C
11 2 (0.34%) Ruby
11 2 (0.34%) JCL
12 1 (0.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 43 (7.36%) Degree
2 29 (4.97%) ISEB
3 15 (2.57%) ISTQB
4 10 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (0.86%) CISSP
5 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.51%) MCT
7 3 (0.51%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.51%) PMP
8 2 (0.34%) CISM
8 2 (0.34%) CCNP
8 2 (0.34%) MCSE
8 2 (0.34%) IIBA
9 1 (0.17%) CRISC
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.77%) QA
2 7 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.68%) Basel III
4 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.34%) FATCA
6 1 (0.17%) P3O
6 1 (0.17%) WCAG
6 1 (0.17%) WAI
6 1 (0.17%) SLA
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.03%) vSphere
3 5 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.51%) RACF
4 3 (0.51%) FreeRADIUS
5 2 (0.34%) XenApp
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.34%) HP SIM
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.17%) Control-M
4 1 (0.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.17%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 55 (9.42%) Oracle
2 48 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.94%) SAP
4 19 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (2.74%) ATG
6 14 (2.40%) VMware
6 14 (2.40%) IBM
6 14 (2.40%) Business Objects
7 13 (2.23%) hybris
8 12 (2.05%) Cisco
9 11 (1.88%) Cognos
9 11 (1.88%) Tableau
10 8 (1.37%) Citrix
10 8 (1.37%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.20%) Sybase
12 6 (1.03%) HP
12 6 (1.03%) Teradata
12 6 (1.03%) Google
13 5 (0.86%) Omniture
13 5 (0.86%) Adobe
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £399 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £600 per week
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £435.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £460 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago