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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 51 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 113 222 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.59% 4.32% 4.35%
As % of the General category 6.45% 8.31% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 167 203
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.15% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £13.00 £17.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +77.05%
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
1751 2672 3269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 55.66% 51.97% 54.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 2086 2447
Average daily rate £525 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 49
Average hourly rate £39.75 £17.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.50% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.99 £13.23 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 11 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the City of London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 76 (34.39%) Banking
2 71 (32.13%) Finance
3 50 (22.62%) E-Commerce
4 49 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (22.17%) Retail Banking
5 40 (18.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (16.74%) Project Management
7 30 (13.57%) User Experience
8 23 (10.41%) Marketing
9 19 (8.60%) Java
10 18 (8.14%) SQL
10 18 (8.14%) SQL Server
10 18 (8.14%) Migration
11 17 (7.69%) Use Case
12 16 (7.24%) .NET
13 15 (6.79%) Windows
13 15 (6.79%) CRM
13 15 (6.79%) Scrum
13 15 (6.79%) User Stories
14 14 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (6.33%) Oracle
15 12 (5.43%) Investment Banking
15 12 (5.43%) C#
15 12 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (5.43%) TDD
16 11 (4.98%) Adobe Illustrator
16 11 (4.98%) Electronics
16 11 (4.98%) Telecoms
16 11 (4.98%) PRINCE2
16 11 (4.98%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (2.71%) IBM Notes
1 6 (2.71%) SAS
2 5 (2.26%) Node.js
3 4 (1.81%) CMS
4 3 (1.36%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.36%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.45%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.45%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) CoreMedia CMS
6 1 (0.45%) Drupal
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.45%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (4.98%) Adobe Illustrator
1 11 (4.98%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.07%) Fireworks
3 8 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.81%) MS Office
5 3 (1.36%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.71%) Eikon
2 5 (2.26%) SAP Retail
3 4 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.90%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.90%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.45%) Magento
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.45%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.36%) Office 365
3 2 (0.90%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) Firewall
1 3 (1.36%) Wireless
2 1 (0.45%) BGP
2 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.45%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (0.45%) DHCP
2 1 (0.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.45%) EIGRP
2 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.45%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.45%) OSPF
2 1 (0.45%) SAN
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.45%) WAN
2 1 (0.45%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.81%) Big Data
6 4 (1.81%) MySQL
6 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.36%) OLAP
7 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Power View
8 2 (0.90%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (0.90%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.90%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (1.81%) JUnit
2 3 (1.36%) Ant
2 3 (1.36%) Appium
2 3 (1.36%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.36%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.36%) Maven
2 3 (1.36%) Subversion
2 3 (1.36%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.90%) JIRA
3 2 (0.90%) Selenium
3 2 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.45%) NUnit
4 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.45%) Toad
4 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.45%) VisualAge
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (0.45%) Xcode
General
1 76 (34.39%) Banking
2 71 (32.13%) Finance
3 49 (22.17%) Retail Banking
4 23 (10.41%) Marketing
5 12 (5.43%) Investment Banking
6 11 (4.98%) Electronics
6 11 (4.98%) Telecoms
7 10 (4.52%) Games
8 9 (4.07%) Advertising
9 5 (2.26%) Front Office
10 4 (1.81%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.81%) Law
11 3 (1.36%) Back Office
11 3 (1.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.90%) International Banking
12 2 (0.90%) Legal
13 1 (0.45%) Automotive
13 1 (0.45%) Billing
13 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (23.98%) Analyst
2 35 (15.84%) Project Manager
3 32 (14.48%) Business Analyst
4 25 (11.31%) Developer
5 22 (9.95%) Architect
6 18 (8.14%) Consultant
7 16 (7.24%) Designer
8 14 (6.33%) UX Designer
9 9 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.62%) Digital Project Manager
10 8 (3.62%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.17%) Banking Analyst
11 7 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.71%) Change Analyst
12 6 (2.71%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Retail Business Analyst
13 5 (2.26%) Deskside Engineer
13 5 (2.26%) E-Commerce Architect
13 5 (2.26%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
13 5 (2.26%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.24%) .NET
2 10 (4.52%) HTML
3 7 (3.17%) REST
3 7 (3.17%) SOAP
3 7 (3.17%) Spring
4 6 (2.71%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.71%) CSS
4 6 (2.71%) jQuery
5 5 (2.26%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.26%) HTML5
5 5 (2.26%) J2EE
6 4 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.81%) Java EE
7 3 (1.36%) CSS3
7 3 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.36%) iOS SDK
7 3 (1.36%) JSP
7 3 (1.36%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (1.36%) Web Services
7 3 (1.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.57%) User Experience
2 10 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.17%) iPhone
4 6 (2.71%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.71%) iPad
4 6 (2.71%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.81%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.36%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.36%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.36%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.90%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.90%) FMCG
8 2 (0.90%) Physics
8 2 (0.90%) Statistics
8 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.79%) Windows
2 9 (4.07%) Linux
3 8 (3.62%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.71%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.81%) Unix
8 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.90%) Android
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.62%) E-Commerce
2 49 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (18.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (16.74%) Project Management
5 18 (8.14%) Migration
6 17 (7.69%) Use Case
7 15 (6.79%) CRM
7 15 (6.79%) Scrum
7 15 (6.79%) User Stories
8 14 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (5.43%) TDD
10 11 (4.98%) PRINCE2
11 10 (4.52%) Analytics
11 10 (4.52%) BDD
11 10 (4.52%) ETL
11 10 (4.52%) Programme Management
11 10 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.52%) UX Design
12 8 (3.62%) Business Analysis
12 8 (3.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.60%) Java
2 18 (8.14%) SQL
3 12 (5.43%) C#
4 11 (4.98%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.81%) C++
5 4 (1.81%) Python
6 3 (1.36%) Apple Swift
6 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.36%) Objective-C
6 3 (1.36%) PHP
6 3 (1.36%) Ruby
6 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.45%) Scala
8 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (3.62%) Degree
2 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
2 2 (0.90%) PMP
2 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.45%) CAPM
3 1 (0.45%) CISA
3 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.45%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.26%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) Basel III
3 1 (0.45%) COBIT
3 1 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.45%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.36%) KVM
3 3 (1.36%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.36%) Puppet
3 2 (0.90%) DBAmp
3 2 (0.90%) Jitterbit
3 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) Ansible
4 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.45%) Nagios
4 1 (0.45%) Opsview
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 14 (6.33%) Oracle
2 11 (4.98%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.62%) hybris
3 8 (3.62%) SAP
4 7 (3.17%) VMware
5 6 (2.71%) Apple
5 6 (2.71%) Bloomberg
5 6 (2.71%) Lotus
5 6 (2.71%) Reuters
6 5 (2.26%) Adobe
6 5 (2.26%) ATG
7 3 (1.36%) Cisco
7 3 (1.36%) IBM
7 3 (1.36%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.90%) Citrix
8 2 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.90%) NetApp
8 2 (0.90%) Rally
8 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.90%) Talend
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