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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 34 43 22
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Contract jobs citing Retail 287 285 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.86% 3.93% 5.72%
As % of the General category 9.44% 6.76% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 191 329
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 £332 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £170.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -89.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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
3039 4214 4684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.45% 58.09% 60.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 3106 3466
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 73 69
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.22 £54.50 £53.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 30 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 30 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.

1 174 (31.64%) Banking
2 137 (24.91%) Finance
3 124 (22.55%) Retail Banking
4 101 (18.36%) E-Commerce
5 91 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
6 82 (14.91%) SQL
7 80 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 67 (12.18%) Project Management
9 57 (10.36%) SQL Server
10 51 (9.27%) Oracle
11 47 (8.55%) Microsoft
12 43 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
13 39 (7.09%) Marketing
14 36 (6.55%) Java
15 35 (6.36%) JavaScript
15 35 (6.36%) MS Excel
16 34 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
17 32 (5.82%) HTML
17 32 (5.82%) Degree
17 32 (5.82%) Business Analysis
18 30 (5.45%) Windows
18 30 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
19 28 (5.09%) CSS
19 28 (5.09%) Migration
20 26 (4.73%) Analytics
21 24 (4.36%) User Experience
22 23 (4.18%) C#
22 23 (4.18%) PRINCE2
23 22 (4.00%) .NET
23 22 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 17 (3.09%) SAS
2 10 (1.82%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.45%) CMS
4 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.09%) Lync
5 6 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.09%) IIS
6 5 (0.91%) Apache
6 5 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (0.73%) Node.js
8 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.36%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 35 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.36%) Photoshop
2 13 (2.36%) MS Office
3 11 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (1.27%) MS Project
7 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.91%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.55%) SAP Retail
4 3 (0.55%) ReMetrica
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.36%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.36%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.36%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.36%) Magento
6 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.18%) Endur
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.91%) Office 365
3 3 (0.55%) SaaS
3 3 (0.55%) Force.com
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.18%) Responsys
5 1 (0.18%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) Taleo
5 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.45%) Internet
2 13 (2.36%) Firewall
3 12 (2.18%) Network Security
4 11 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.45%) DNS
6 7 (1.27%) BGP
7 6 (1.09%) LAN
7 6 (1.09%) WAN
8 5 (0.91%) SAN
8 5 (0.91%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (0.91%) OSPF
9 4 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.73%) VLAN
9 4 (0.73%) Extranet
9 4 (0.73%) Wireless
9 4 (0.73%) VPN
9 4 (0.73%) ATM
9 4 (0.73%) DHCP
10 3 (0.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.00%) DB2
4 11 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.82%) Data Mart
5 10 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.45%) Big Data
7 8 (1.45%) ProClarity
7 8 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.45%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.27%) MS Access
9 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.91%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (1.64%) Selenium
3 8 (1.45%) TeamCity
3 8 (1.45%) ERwin
3 8 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.27%) Maven
4 7 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.73%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.55%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.55%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.36%) JUnit
7 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.36%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.36%) JIRA
7 2 (0.36%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.36%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.36%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.36%) Calabash
7 2 (0.36%) Appium
General
1 174 (31.64%) Banking
2 137 (24.91%) Finance
3 124 (22.55%) Retail Banking
4 39 (7.09%) Marketing
5 16 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.18%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.27%) Back Office
8 6 (1.09%) Legal
8 6 (1.09%) Games
8 6 (1.09%) German Language
9 5 (0.91%) Private Banking
9 5 (0.91%) Front Office
10 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.73%) Advertising
10 4 (0.73%) Publishing
10 4 (0.73%) French Language
10 4 (0.73%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 151 (27.45%) Analyst
2 90 (16.36%) Developer
3 89 (16.18%) Business Analyst
4 69 (12.55%) Project Manager
5 42 (7.64%) Architect
6 29 (5.27%) Consultant
7 20 (3.64%) Designer
8 14 (2.55%) .NET Developer
9 12 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (2.18%) Senior Manager
9 12 (2.18%) Programme Manager
10 11 (2.00%) Test Analyst
10 11 (2.00%) Technical Architect
10 11 (2.00%) Data Analyst
10 11 (2.00%) Java Developer
10 11 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (1.82%) PMO Manager
12 9 (1.64%) UX Designer
13 8 (1.45%) Test Leader
13 8 (1.45%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.82%) HTML
2 28 (5.09%) CSS
3 22 (4.00%) .NET
4 16 (2.91%) ASP.NET
5 14 (2.55%) jQuery
6 13 (2.36%) CSS3
7 12 (2.18%) HTML5
7 12 (2.18%) Web Services
7 12 (2.18%) Middleware
8 11 (2.00%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.82%) XML
10 9 (1.64%) J2EE
10 9 (1.64%) Ajax
10 9 (1.64%) MDX
10 9 (1.64%) Backbone.js
10 9 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (1.45%) JSON
12 7 (1.27%) WCF
13 6 (1.09%) Visualforce
14 5 (0.91%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.36%) User Experience
3 14 (2.55%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.36%) FMCG
5 10 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (1.82%) EPoS
5 10 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 7 (1.27%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.91%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.73%) Clustering
9 4 (0.73%) Copywriting
9 4 (0.73%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.73%) iPhone
9 4 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.55%) iPad
10 3 (0.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.45%) Windows
2 18 (3.27%) Linux
3 14 (2.55%) UNIX
4 11 (2.00%) Android
5 10 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.27%) Solaris
7 6 (1.09%) AIX
8 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.73%) SUSE
9 4 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (18.36%) E-Commerce
2 91 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 67 (12.18%) Project Management
5 34 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (5.82%) Business Analysis
7 28 (5.09%) Migration
8 26 (4.73%) Analytics
9 23 (4.18%) PRINCE2
10 22 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (3.82%) Scrum
12 20 (3.64%) Data Analysis
12 20 (3.64%) CRM
13 18 (3.27%) Change Management
13 18 (3.27%) MVC
14 17 (3.09%) TDD
14 17 (3.09%) Waterfall
15 16 (2.91%) User Stories
16 15 (2.73%) ITIL
16 15 (2.73%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 82 (14.91%) SQL
2 36 (6.55%) Java
3 35 (6.36%) JavaScript
4 23 (4.18%) C#
5 17 (3.09%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.18%) VBA
7 11 (2.00%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.64%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.27%) Apex Code
9 7 (1.27%) C++
10 5 (0.91%) Python
10 5 (0.91%) VB
11 3 (0.55%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.55%) VBScript
12 2 (0.36%) COBOL
12 2 (0.36%) JCL
12 2 (0.36%) Ruby
12 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.36%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (5.82%) Degree
2 11 (2.00%) ISEB
3 8 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (1.09%) CISSP
5 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.55%) CISM
6 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.36%) MAPM
7 2 (0.36%) IIBA
7 2 (0.36%) CEH
7 2 (0.36%) CISA
7 2 (0.36%) CCNP
7 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.36%) MCSE
7 2 (0.36%) MCT
8 1 (0.18%) CCIE
8 1 (0.18%) CCA
8 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.73%) QA
2 8 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
5 1 (0.18%) WCAG
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 13 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.09%) vSphere
3 5 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.73%) RACF
5 3 (0.55%) Firmware
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.55%) XenApp
5 3 (0.55%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 5 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.55%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.36%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 51 (9.27%) Oracle
2 47 (8.55%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (3.09%) IBM
4 17 (3.09%) SAP
5 16 (2.91%) VMware
6 14 (2.55%) Cisco
7 11 (2.00%) Business Objects
7 11 (2.00%) ATG
8 10 (1.82%) Cognos
8 10 (1.82%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.64%) Tableau
10 8 (1.45%) hybris
10 8 (1.45%) Citrix
11 7 (1.27%) Sybase
12 6 (1.09%) Adobe
12 6 (1.09%) Symantec
12 6 (1.09%) Teradata
13 5 (0.91%) Omniture
13 5 (0.91%) Google
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