The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the City of London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 35 40 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Retail 273 322 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.74% 4.54% 5.40%
As % of the General category 9.38% 7.83% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 261 329
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £308 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £170.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -89.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.49% +37.50%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2909 4112 4680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.49% 58.01% 60.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2185 3078 3543
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 77 64
Average hourly rate £20.25 £20.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Retail
London

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 1 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
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 1 August 2014.

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 1 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.

1 196 (34.45%) Banking
2 152 (26.71%) Finance
3 133 (23.37%) Retail Banking
4 119 (20.91%) E-Commerce
5 88 (15.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 84 (14.76%) SQL
7 73 (12.83%) SQL Server
8 63 (11.07%) Project Management
9 49 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (8.44%) Java
11 47 (8.26%) Oracle
12 45 (7.91%) MS Excel
13 44 (7.73%) Marketing
14 43 (7.56%) HTML
14 43 (7.56%) Microsoft
15 41 (7.21%) Degree
16 37 (6.50%) Business Analysis
16 37 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (6.33%) CSS
18 33 (5.80%) JavaScript
19 31 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
19 31 (5.45%) Analytics
20 29 (5.10%) ISEB
21 27 (4.75%) .NET
21 27 (4.75%) Data Analysis
21 27 (4.75%) Migration
22 26 (4.57%) PRINCE2
22 26 (4.57%) Telecoms
23 25 (4.39%) Windows
23 25 (4.39%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 19 (3.34%) SAS
2 7 (1.23%) CMS
3 6 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.88%) IIS
5 4 (0.70%) Node.js
6 3 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.53%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.35%) Confluence
7 2 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.18%) CICS
Applications
1 45 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.81%) MS Office
3 12 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 12 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.93%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.76%) MS Project
6 9 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.41%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (1.05%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.88%) ReMetrica
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.53%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.53%) Magento
6 2 (0.35%) SiteCatalyst
6 2 (0.35%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.35%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.18%) Endur
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.70%) SaaS
2 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.53%) Force.com
2 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.18%) Responsys
3 1 (0.18%) CheetahMail
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.69%) Internet
2 10 (1.76%) Firewall
3 9 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.70%) Network Security
4 4 (0.70%) LDAP
5 3 (0.53%) SSL
5 3 (0.53%) DNS
5 3 (0.53%) FTP
5 3 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.35%) MVNO
6 2 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.35%) LAN
6 2 (0.35%) WAN
6 2 (0.35%) DHCP
6 2 (0.35%) SAN
6 2 (0.35%) Wireless
6 2 (0.35%) OSPF
6 2 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.76%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.76%) Data Mart
8 9 (1.58%) DB2
9 8 (1.41%) Big Data
9 8 (1.41%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.41%) Data Mining
9 8 (1.41%) ProClarity
10 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.88%) MS Access
11 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.70%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (4.39%) Selenium
2 15 (2.64%) WebDriver
3 10 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (1.76%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.58%) SoapUI
5 8 (1.41%) ERwin
6 7 (1.23%) Maven
6 7 (1.23%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.88%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.70%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.53%) Ant
10 2 (0.35%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.35%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.35%) Subversion
10 2 (0.35%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.18%) MSI
11 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.18%) ProC
General
1 196 (34.45%) Banking
2 152 (26.71%) Finance
3 133 (23.37%) Retail Banking
4 44 (7.73%) Marketing
5 26 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.58%) Advertising
8 8 (1.41%) Back Office
9 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.05%) Legal
10 6 (1.05%) Games
11 5 (0.88%) Front Office
12 4 (0.70%) German Language
12 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.70%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.70%) Publishing
13 2 (0.35%) Electronics
13 2 (0.35%) International Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 162 (28.47%) Analyst
2 110 (19.33%) Business Analyst
3 98 (17.22%) Developer
4 69 (12.13%) Project Manager
5 33 (5.80%) Architect
6 28 (4.92%) Consultant
7 19 (3.34%) Designer
7 19 (3.34%) .NET Developer
8 17 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (2.81%) Programme Manager
10 13 (2.28%) Test Leader
11 12 (2.11%) Senior Manager
11 12 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (1.93%) Data Analyst
13 10 (1.76%) Technical Architect
14 9 (1.58%) Java Developer
14 9 (1.58%) Administrator
15 8 (1.41%) User Experience Designer
15 8 (1.41%) Digital Project Manager
15 8 (1.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.56%) HTML
2 36 (6.33%) CSS
3 27 (4.75%) .NET
4 24 (4.22%) jQuery
5 19 (3.34%) ASP.NET
5 19 (3.34%) Web Services
6 18 (3.16%) HTML5
7 17 (2.99%) CSS3
8 12 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (1.76%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.76%) MDX
10 8 (1.41%) WCF
10 8 (1.41%) J2EE
10 8 (1.41%) XML
11 7 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (1.05%) Visualforce
12 6 (1.05%) Razor View Engine
12 6 (1.05%) Backbone.js
12 6 (1.05%) LINQ
12 6 (1.05%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.04%) FMCG
2 14 (2.46%) Computer Science
2 14 (2.46%) EPoS
3 13 (2.28%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
5 8 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.23%) Online Banking
6 7 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.05%) Social Media
8 5 (0.88%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.88%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.70%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.70%) Copywriting
9 4 (0.70%) NHS
9 4 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (0.70%) IPTV
9 4 (0.70%) Statistics
10 3 (0.53%) Clustering
10 3 (0.53%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.39%) Windows
2 18 (3.16%) Linux
3 14 (2.46%) UNIX
4 8 (1.41%) Solaris
5 6 (1.05%) Android
5 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.88%) AIX
6 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.18%) SUSE
8 1 (0.18%) HPUX
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (20.91%) E-Commerce
2 88 (15.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 63 (11.07%) Project Management
4 49 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (6.50%) Business Analysis
5 37 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (5.45%) Analytics
7 27 (4.75%) Data Analysis
7 27 (4.75%) Migration
8 26 (4.57%) PRINCE2
9 23 (4.04%) TDD
10 22 (3.87%) Scrum
11 20 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (3.51%) BDD
12 19 (3.34%) Data Modelling
13 18 (3.16%) CRM
13 18 (3.16%) Logistics
14 17 (2.99%) Asset Management
15 16 (2.81%) MVC
15 16 (2.81%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 84 (14.76%) SQL
2 48 (8.44%) Java
3 33 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 23 (4.04%) C#
5 14 (2.46%) T-SQL
6 13 (2.28%) VBA
7 10 (1.76%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.05%) Apex Code
8 6 (1.05%) Python
8 6 (1.05%) C++
9 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.70%) VB
10 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.53%) VBScript
10 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.35%) R
11 2 (0.35%) C
11 2 (0.35%) Perl
11 2 (0.35%) JCL
11 2 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (7.21%) Degree
2 29 (5.10%) ISEB
3 14 (2.46%) ISTQB
4 10 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (0.88%) CISSP
5 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.53%) PMP
7 3 (0.53%) MCT
7 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.53%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.35%) IIBA
8 2 (0.35%) CCNP
8 2 (0.35%) MCSE
8 2 (0.35%) CISM
8 2 (0.35%) CEH
9 1 (0.18%) MBA
9 1 (0.18%) MCITP
9 1 (0.18%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.87%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.70%) Basel III
4 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.35%) FATCA
5 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) WCAG
6 1 (0.18%) WAI
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.18%) JTAG
6 1 (0.18%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.53%) vSphere
4 2 (0.35%) XenApp
4 2 (0.35%) RACF
4 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.35%) Puppet
2 2 (0.35%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.18%) Control-M
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 47 (8.26%) Oracle
2 43 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.87%) SAP
4 20 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (2.81%) ATG
6 14 (2.46%) hybris
6 14 (2.46%) Business Objects
7 11 (1.93%) Cognos
7 11 (1.93%) Tableau
8 10 (1.76%) IBM
8 10 (1.76%) VMware
9 9 (1.58%) Cisco
10 8 (1.41%) HP
10 8 (1.41%) Google
11 6 (1.05%) Sybase
11 6 (1.05%) Omniture
12 5 (0.88%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.88%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.88%) Citrix
13 4 (0.70%) CA
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
MBA Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £568.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago