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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 44 38 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing Retail 218 297 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.90% 4.47% 5.55%
As % of the General category 7.64% 7.99% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 215 268
Average daily rate
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£475 £440 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £13.87 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +113.38%
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
2855 3716 3357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.07% 55.88% 55.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2252 2819 2577
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 53 52
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £38.40 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 155 (30.69%) Banking
2 140 (27.72%) Finance
3 109 (21.58%) Retail Banking
4 108 (21.39%) E-Commerce
5 100 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (14.06%) Project Management
7 65 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (12.67%) SQL
9 50 (9.90%) Oracle
10 46 (9.11%) Java
11 43 (8.51%) Microsoft
12 34 (6.73%) HTML
13 33 (6.53%) JavaScript
14 32 (6.34%) SQL Server
14 32 (6.34%) Windows
15 29 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (5.54%) User Acceptance Testing
17 27 (5.35%) CSS
17 27 (5.35%) Business Analysis
18 26 (5.15%) MS Excel
19 25 (4.95%) Linux
19 25 (4.95%) Scrum
19 25 (4.95%) Waterfall
20 24 (4.75%) .NET
21 23 (4.55%) User Experience
22 22 (4.36%) C#
22 22 (4.36%) TDD
23 21 (4.16%) PRINCE2
23 21 (4.16%) Business Intelligence
24 20 (3.96%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (2.57%) CMS
2 10 (1.98%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.98%) IIS
2 10 (1.98%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.98%) SAS
3 7 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (1.19%) Apache
4 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.19%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.99%) Node.js
5 5 (0.99%) Lync
5 5 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (0.59%) JBoss
6 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.20%) Confluence
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.18%) MS Office
3 10 (1.98%) MS Project
4 7 (1.39%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (1.78%) Oracle Retail
2 7 (1.39%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.40%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.40%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.40%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.20%) Endur
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (0.99%) Office 365
2 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.40%) SaaS
4 2 (0.40%) Force.com
4 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.20%) Taleo
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.76%) Network Security
2 17 (3.37%) Internet
3 13 (2.57%) Firewall
4 10 (1.98%) DNS
4 10 (1.98%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.58%) FTP
5 8 (1.58%) BGP
6 7 (1.39%) ATM
6 7 (1.39%) LAN
6 7 (1.39%) WAN
7 6 (1.19%) DHCP
7 6 (1.19%) OSPF
8 5 (0.99%) EIGRP
8 5 (0.99%) Extranet
8 5 (0.99%) Wireless
8 5 (0.99%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.59%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (0.59%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.39%) DB2
5 6 (1.19%) Data Mart
5 6 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.99%) ProClarity
6 5 (0.99%) Big Data
7 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.59%) MS Access
8 3 (0.59%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.40%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 12 (2.38%) Selenium
2 10 (1.98%) Maven
3 9 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.58%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (1.19%) JIRA
6 6 (1.19%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.99%) ERwin
7 5 (0.99%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.79%) JUnit
9 3 (0.59%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.59%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.40%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.40%) Calabash
10 2 (0.40%) Ant
10 2 (0.40%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.40%) Subversion
10 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
General
1 155 (30.69%) Banking
2 140 (27.72%) Finance
3 109 (21.58%) Retail Banking
4 19 (3.76%) Marketing
5 13 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.58%) Games
7 8 (1.58%) German Language
8 7 (1.39%) French Language
9 6 (1.19%) Spanish Language
9 6 (1.19%) Multimedia
9 6 (1.19%) Back Office
9 6 (1.19%) Legal
10 5 (0.99%) Publishing
11 3 (0.59%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.59%) Front Office
11 3 (0.59%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 125 (24.75%) Analyst
2 84 (16.63%) Developer
3 71 (14.06%) Business Analyst
4 67 (13.27%) Project Manager
5 56 (11.09%) Architect
6 27 (5.35%) Consultant
7 17 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (2.97%) Technical Architect
9 14 (2.77%) Programme Manager
9 14 (2.77%) Senior Manager
9 14 (2.77%) Designer
10 12 (2.38%) Banking Business Analyst
11 11 (2.18%) PMO Manager
11 11 (2.18%) Java Developer
12 10 (1.98%) .NET Developer
12 10 (1.98%) Test Analyst
13 9 (1.78%) Systems Analyst
14 8 (1.58%) Senior Developer
14 8 (1.58%) Security Architect
14 8 (1.58%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.73%) HTML
2 27 (5.35%) CSS
3 24 (4.75%) .NET
4 17 (3.37%) Middleware
5 16 (3.17%) J2EE
6 14 (2.77%) ASP.NET
7 13 (2.57%) HTML5
8 12 (2.38%) jQuery
8 12 (2.38%) Web Services
9 11 (2.18%) CSS3
10 10 (1.98%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.98%) XML
11 9 (1.78%) JSON
12 8 (1.58%) Spring
12 8 (1.58%) Backbone.js
13 7 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (1.19%) RESTful
14 6 (1.19%) Ajax
15 5 (0.99%) MDX
15 5 (0.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.55%) User Experience
3 12 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (1.58%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.39%) EPoS
6 7 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (1.39%) SWIFT
7 6 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.19%) FMCG
8 5 (0.99%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.99%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.79%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.79%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.79%) iPhone
9 4 (0.79%) iPad
9 4 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.59%) Copywriting
10 3 (0.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.34%) Windows
2 25 (4.95%) Linux
3 18 (3.56%) Android
3 18 (3.56%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.39%) UNIX
5 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (0.59%) AIX
5 3 (0.59%) Solaris
5 3 (0.59%) SUSE
6 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.20%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (21.39%) E-Commerce
2 100 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (14.06%) Project Management
4 65 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (5.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (5.35%) Business Analysis
7 25 (4.95%) Scrum
7 25 (4.95%) Waterfall
8 22 (4.36%) TDD
9 21 (4.16%) PRINCE2
9 21 (4.16%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (3.76%) Migration
11 17 (3.37%) Change Management
12 16 (3.17%) MVC
12 16 (3.17%) Data Analysis
13 15 (2.97%) Data Modelling
13 15 (2.97%) BDD
13 15 (2.97%) Analytics
14 14 (2.77%) Information Security
15 13 (2.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 64 (12.67%) SQL
2 46 (9.11%) Java
3 33 (6.53%) JavaScript
4 22 (4.36%) C#
5 14 (2.77%) T-SQL
5 14 (2.77%) VBA
6 10 (1.98%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.78%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.39%) C++
9 6 (1.19%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.99%) VB
10 5 (0.99%) Python
11 4 (0.79%) R
11 4 (0.79%) Perl
12 3 (0.59%) PHP
12 3 (0.59%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.40%) COBOL
13 2 (0.40%) VBScript
14 1 (0.20%) RPG
14 1 (0.20%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (2.77%) Degree
2 7 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (0.99%) CISSP
4 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.59%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.59%) IIBA
5 2 (0.40%) CISM
5 2 (0.40%) MBA
5 2 (0.40%) CFA
5 2 (0.40%) MCT
6 1 (0.20%) CCIE
6 1 (0.20%) CCNP
6 1 (0.20%) ISEB
6 1 (0.20%) CCA
6 1 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.20%) PMP
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.20%) MAPM
6 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.18%) QA
2 9 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.40%) FATCA
3 2 (0.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.99%) RACF
3 4 (0.79%) XenApp
3 4 (0.79%) vSphere
4 3 (0.59%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (0.59%) Firmware
5 2 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (1.19%) Nessus
2 5 (0.99%) SCCM
2 5 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (0.79%) SCOM
4 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.40%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.20%) Control-M
6 1 (0.20%) WMI
6 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (9.90%) Oracle
2 43 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.56%) ATG
4 13 (2.57%) SAP
4 13 (2.57%) Cisco
5 12 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 11 (2.18%) IBM
7 10 (1.98%) Citrix
7 10 (1.98%) hybris
8 9 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.78%) VMware
9 8 (1.58%) Teradata
10 7 (1.39%) Symantec
10 7 (1.39%) Splunk
10 7 (1.39%) Qualys
11 6 (1.19%) Demandware
12 5 (0.99%) Tableau
12 5 (0.99%) IronPort
12 5 (0.99%) Cognos
12 5 (0.99%) Adobe
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