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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 36 45 25
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing Retail 292 277 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.96% 3.85% 5.72%
As % of the General category 9.65% 6.58% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 197 341
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £303 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +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 £12.17 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.86% +1.25%
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
3026 4212 4723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.40% 58.50% 60.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2245 3113 3498
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 69 76
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £58.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 184 (32.00%) Banking
2 138 (24.00%) Finance
3 130 (22.61%) Retail Banking
4 113 (19.65%) E-Commerce
5 97 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 81 (14.09%) SQL
8 64 (11.13%) Project Management
9 62 (10.78%) SQL Server
10 55 (9.57%) Oracle
11 47 (8.17%) Microsoft
12 42 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
13 40 (6.96%) Java
14 39 (6.78%) Marketing
15 38 (6.61%) Degree
15 38 (6.61%) MS Excel
16 37 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (6.26%) JavaScript
18 35 (6.09%) HTML
19 33 (5.74%) Business Analysis
20 31 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
21 29 (5.04%) CSS
22 28 (4.87%) Migration
23 27 (4.70%) Windows
23 27 (4.70%) Analytics
24 26 (4.52%) User Experience
25 24 (4.17%) .NET
25 24 (4.17%) C#
26 23 (4.00%) PRINCE2
27 22 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (3.13%) SAS
2 10 (1.74%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.39%) CMS
5 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.04%) Lync
5 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.04%) Apache
5 6 (1.04%) IIS
5 6 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.87%) Node.js
6 5 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.17%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 38 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.43%) MS Office
2 14 (2.43%) Photoshop
3 12 (2.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.57%) MS Project
6 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.35%) SPSS
7 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (1.22%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.87%) ReMetrica
3 5 (0.87%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.52%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.35%) SiteCatalyst
6 2 (0.35%) Magento
6 2 (0.35%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.17%) Endur
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.87%) Office 365
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.52%) SaaS
3 3 (0.52%) Force.com
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.17%) Taleo
5 1 (0.17%) Responsys
5 1 (0.17%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.65%) Internet
2 14 (2.43%) Firewall
3 11 (1.91%) Network Security
4 10 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.22%) DNS
6 6 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (1.04%) BGP
7 5 (0.87%) SAN
7 5 (0.87%) VLAN
7 5 (0.87%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.70%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.70%) Wireless
8 4 (0.70%) OSPF
8 4 (0.70%) VPN
8 4 (0.70%) LAN
8 4 (0.70%) WAN
9 3 (0.52%) DHCP
9 3 (0.52%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.91%) DB2
4 11 (1.91%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.74%) Data Mart
6 9 (1.57%) Data Mining
6 9 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.39%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.39%) ProClarity
8 7 (1.22%) Big Data
9 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.04%) MS Access
10 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (2.96%) Selenium
2 10 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (1.57%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.39%) Maven
4 8 (1.39%) ERwin
4 8 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.22%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.04%) SoapUI
6 6 (1.04%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.70%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.52%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.35%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.35%) Calabash
9 2 (0.35%) JIRA
9 2 (0.35%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.35%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.17%) Ant
General
1 184 (32.00%) Banking
2 138 (24.00%) Finance
3 130 (22.61%) Retail Banking
4 39 (6.78%) Marketing
5 20 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.26%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.22%) Back Office
8 6 (1.04%) German Language
8 6 (1.04%) Games
8 6 (1.04%) Legal
8 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.04%) Advertising
9 5 (0.87%) Front Office
10 4 (0.70%) French Language
10 4 (0.70%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.70%) Publishing
11 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.35%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 160 (27.83%) Analyst
2 97 (16.87%) Developer
3 95 (16.52%) Business Analyst
4 69 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 41 (7.13%) Architect
6 30 (5.22%) Consultant
7 21 (3.65%) Designer
8 15 (2.61%) .NET Developer
9 13 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (2.26%) Programme Manager
10 11 (1.91%) Test Analyst
10 11 (1.91%) Senior Manager
10 11 (1.91%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (1.91%) Data Analyst
10 11 (1.91%) Test Leader
11 10 (1.74%) User Experience Designer
11 10 (1.74%) PMO Manager
11 10 (1.74%) Java Developer
11 10 (1.74%) Technical Architect
12 9 (1.57%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.09%) HTML
2 29 (5.04%) CSS
3 24 (4.17%) .NET
4 17 (2.96%) ASP.NET
5 16 (2.78%) jQuery
6 15 (2.61%) Web Services
7 14 (2.43%) HTML5
7 14 (2.43%) CSS3
8 12 (2.09%) AngularJS
8 12 (2.09%) J2EE
9 11 (1.91%) Middleware
9 11 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (1.57%) XML
10 9 (1.57%) MDX
10 9 (1.57%) Ajax
10 9 (1.57%) Backbone.js
11 8 (1.39%) WCF
11 8 (1.39%) JSON
12 6 (1.04%) Visualforce
12 6 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.52%) User Experience
3 14 (2.43%) FMCG
4 13 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.91%) EPoS
6 10 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.39%) Credit Risk
9 7 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.04%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.87%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.87%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.70%) Copywriting
12 4 (0.70%) iPhone
12 4 (0.70%) Social Media
12 4 (0.70%) iPad
12 4 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
13 3 (0.52%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.70%) Windows
2 19 (3.30%) Linux
3 14 (2.43%) UNIX
4 11 (1.91%) Android
5 10 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.22%) Solaris
7 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.04%) AIX
8 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.70%) SUSE
10 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (19.65%) E-Commerce
2 97 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (11.13%) Project Management
5 37 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (5.74%) Business Analysis
7 28 (4.87%) Migration
8 27 (4.70%) Analytics
9 23 (4.00%) PRINCE2
10 22 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (3.65%) Scrum
12 20 (3.48%) CRM
13 19 (3.30%) Change Management
14 18 (3.13%) TDD
14 18 (3.13%) Data Analysis
15 17 (2.96%) MVC
15 17 (2.96%) Waterfall
15 17 (2.96%) User Stories
16 16 (2.78%) ITIL
16 16 (2.78%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 81 (14.09%) SQL
2 40 (6.96%) Java
3 36 (6.26%) JavaScript
4 24 (4.17%) C#
5 14 (2.43%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.09%) VBA
7 11 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.57%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.22%) C++
9 7 (1.22%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.87%) VB
11 4 (0.70%) Python
12 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.52%) VBScript
12 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.35%) SAS Macro
13 2 (0.35%) Ruby
13 2 (0.35%) JCL
13 2 (0.35%) COBOL
14 1 (0.17%) Ada
Qualifications
1 38 (6.61%) Degree
2 18 (3.13%) ISEB
3 9 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (1.22%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.04%) CISSP
6 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.52%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.52%) MCT
8 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.52%) CISM
9 2 (0.35%) MAPM
9 2 (0.35%) IIBA
9 2 (0.35%) CEH
9 2 (0.35%) CISA
9 2 (0.35%) MCSE
9 2 (0.35%) CCNP
10 1 (0.17%) CCNA
10 1 (0.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.30%) QA
2 6 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
5 1 (0.17%) WAI
5 1 (0.17%) FATCA
5 1 (0.17%) Basel III
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.04%) vSphere
3 5 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.70%) RACF
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.52%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (0.35%) XenApp
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.52%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.35%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Control-M
5 1 (0.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.17%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 55 (9.57%) Oracle
2 47 (8.17%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
3 18 (3.13%) SAP
4 17 (2.96%) IBM
5 15 (2.61%) VMware
6 14 (2.43%) ATG
6 14 (2.43%) Cisco
7 13 (2.26%) Business Objects
8 11 (1.91%) Cognos
8 11 (1.91%) Tableau
8 11 (1.91%) hybris
9 10 (1.74%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.39%) Citrix
11 7 (1.22%) Sybase
12 6 (1.04%) Google
12 6 (1.04%) Teradata
12 6 (1.04%) Symantec
12 6 (1.04%) Adobe
13 5 (0.87%) Omniture
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Asset Resourcing
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per week
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
House of Fraser
Rate: £50,000 - £59,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £500 - £900 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago