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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 40 49 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -23
Contract jobs citing Retail 269 262 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.50% 3.60% 5.90%
As % of the General category 8.73% 6.39% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 160 321
Average daily rate
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£450 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £310 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £383 £385
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £170.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -90.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
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
3081 4099 4191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.49% 56.37% 59.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2358 3046 3134
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 65 58
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £52.00 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 October 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 October 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.

1 170 (31.14%) Banking
2 143 (26.19%) Finance
3 119 (21.79%) Retail Banking
4 99 (18.13%) E-Commerce
5 97 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 78 (14.29%) SQL
8 74 (13.55%) Project Management
9 54 (9.89%) Oracle
10 50 (9.16%) SQL Server
11 47 (8.61%) Microsoft
12 42 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
13 38 (6.96%) Java
14 35 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
14 35 (6.41%) Business Analysis
15 33 (6.04%) Marketing
15 33 (6.04%) MS Excel
16 32 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
17 31 (5.68%) JavaScript
18 30 (5.49%) HTML
18 30 (5.49%) Windows
19 27 (4.95%) Migration
20 26 (4.76%) Degree
21 25 (4.58%) Scrum
21 25 (4.58%) User Experience
21 25 (4.58%) Analytics
21 25 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
22 24 (4.40%) CSS
23 22 (4.03%) .NET
23 22 (4.03%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 15 (2.75%) SAS
2 11 (2.01%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.28%) Adobe CQ
4 7 (1.28%) CMS
4 7 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.10%) IIS
5 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.10%) Lync
6 5 (0.92%) Apache
6 5 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (0.73%) Node.js
8 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.37%) JBoss
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.38%) MS Office
3 11 (2.01%) Photoshop
4 9 (1.65%) MS Project
4 9 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
7 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (2.01%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.73%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.55%) Magento
3 3 (0.55%) ReMetrica
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.55%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.37%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.37%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.37%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.18%) Endur
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.92%) Office 365
3 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.37%) Force.com
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.18%) Responsys
4 1 (0.18%) CheetahMail
4 1 (0.18%) GitHub
4 1 (0.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.93%) Internet
2 14 (2.56%) Network Security
3 12 (2.20%) Firewall
4 11 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.47%) BGP
6 7 (1.28%) DNS
6 7 (1.28%) LAN
6 7 (1.28%) WAN
7 6 (1.10%) OSPF
8 5 (0.92%) ATM
8 5 (0.92%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.73%) Wireless
9 4 (0.73%) VLAN
9 4 (0.73%) SAN
9 4 (0.73%) EIGRP
9 4 (0.73%) Extranet
9 4 (0.73%) VPN
9 4 (0.73%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.83%) Data Mart
4 10 (1.83%) DB2
4 10 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.47%) ProClarity
7 7 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.28%) MS Access
7 7 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.28%) Big Data
8 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.92%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.73%) OLAP
10 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.73%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (1.65%) Maven
3 8 (1.47%) Selenium
3 8 (1.47%) TeamCity
3 8 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.47%) ERwin
4 7 (1.28%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.73%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.55%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.55%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.55%) JIRA
7 2 (0.37%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.37%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.37%) Ant
7 2 (0.37%) JUnit
7 2 (0.37%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.37%) Subversion
7 2 (0.37%) Calabash
General
1 170 (31.14%) Banking
2 143 (26.19%) Finance
3 119 (21.79%) Retail Banking
4 33 (6.04%) Marketing
5 12 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.28%) Back Office
6 7 (1.28%) Legal
7 6 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.10%) Front Office
7 6 (1.10%) Games
7 6 (1.10%) German Language
8 5 (0.92%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.73%) Advertising
9 4 (0.73%) Publishing
9 4 (0.73%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.73%) French Language
10 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.37%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (25.82%) Analyst
2 86 (15.75%) Developer
3 83 (15.20%) Business Analyst
4 75 (13.74%) Project Manager
5 45 (8.24%) Architect
6 30 (5.49%) Consultant
7 21 (3.85%) Designer
8 14 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (2.20%) Programme Manager
9 12 (2.20%) .NET Developer
10 11 (2.01%) Test Analyst
10 11 (2.01%) Senior Manager
10 11 (2.01%) Java Developer
10 11 (2.01%) Banking Business Analyst
10 11 (2.01%) PMO Manager
11 10 (1.83%) Data Analyst
12 9 (1.65%) Technical Architect
12 9 (1.65%) UX Designer
13 8 (1.47%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (1.28%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.49%) HTML
2 24 (4.40%) CSS
3 22 (4.03%) .NET
4 14 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 12 (2.20%) Middleware
6 11 (2.01%) CSS3
7 10 (1.83%) HTML5
7 10 (1.83%) jQuery
7 10 (1.83%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.83%) J2EE
7 10 (1.83%) Web Services
7 10 (1.83%) XML
8 9 (1.65%) MDX
8 9 (1.65%) Backbone.js
9 8 (1.47%) JSON
10 7 (1.28%) Ajax
10 7 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.10%) WCF
12 5 (0.92%) Spring
12 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.58%) User Experience
3 12 (2.20%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.20%) FMCG
4 11 (2.01%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (1.65%) EPoS
6 7 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.73%) Clustering
9 4 (0.73%) Copywriting
9 4 (0.73%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.55%) iPad
10 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.55%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.49%) Windows
2 21 (3.85%) Linux
3 13 (2.38%) Android
4 11 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.83%) UNIX
6 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.92%) Solaris
7 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.73%) AIX
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.55%) SUSE
10 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (18.13%) E-Commerce
2 97 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (13.55%) Project Management
5 35 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (6.41%) Business Analysis
6 27 (4.95%) Migration
7 25 (4.58%) Scrum
7 25 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (4.58%) Analytics
8 22 (4.03%) PRINCE2
9 20 (3.66%) TDD
9 20 (3.66%) Data Analysis
9 20 (3.66%) Waterfall
10 19 (3.48%) CRM
11 17 (3.11%) User Stories
12 16 (2.93%) Change Management
12 16 (2.93%) MVC
13 15 (2.75%) Data Modelling
13 15 (2.75%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 78 (14.29%) SQL
2 38 (6.96%) Java
3 31 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 22 (4.03%) C#
5 17 (3.11%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.01%) VBA
6 11 (2.01%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.28%) C++
9 6 (1.10%) Python
9 6 (1.10%) VB
10 5 (0.92%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.73%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.55%) R
12 3 (0.55%) COBOL
12 3 (0.55%) Perl
13 2 (0.37%) PHP
13 2 (0.37%) VBScript
13 2 (0.37%) JCL
13 2 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (4.76%) Degree
2 6 (1.10%) ISEB
2 6 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (0.92%) PMI Certification
3 5 (0.92%) CISSP
4 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.73%) MCT
5 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.37%) CFA
6 2 (0.37%) MAPM
6 2 (0.37%) IIBA
6 2 (0.37%) PMP
6 2 (0.37%) CISM
6 2 (0.37%) MBA
6 2 (0.37%) MCSE
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.18%) CCIE
7 1 (0.18%) CCNP
7 1 (0.18%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.56%) QA
2 8 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.18%) FATCA
System Software
1 11 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.92%) RACF
2 5 (0.92%) vSphere
3 4 (0.73%) XenApp
4 3 (0.55%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (0.55%) Firmware
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 5 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.55%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Control-M
4 1 (0.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.18%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (9.89%) Oracle
2 47 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.11%) SAP
4 15 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (2.38%) VMware
5 13 (2.38%) Cisco
5 13 (2.38%) IBM
6 11 (2.01%) CheckPoint
7 10 (1.83%) Cognos
7 10 (1.83%) Tableau
8 9 (1.65%) ATG
9 8 (1.47%) hybris
9 8 (1.47%) Citrix
9 8 (1.47%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.28%) Teradata
10 7 (1.28%) Adobe
11 6 (1.10%) Symantec
12 5 (0.92%) IronPort
12 5 (0.92%) Demandware
13 4 (0.73%) Omniture
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £397 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £480.00 - £525.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £515.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago