The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 37 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 2467 2481 2356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.79% 5.03% 5.06%
As % of the General category 12.08% 13.02% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1642 1591
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 54
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £10.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
Retail
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20419 19061 20064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.63% 38.62% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13433 12068 12623
Average daily rate £440 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 510 573
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -9.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in England

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the England region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in England

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in England

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the England region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in England

Retail
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Retail
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 1250 £450 +2.85% 439
South East -7 292 £400 +2.56% 126
East of England +4 185 £425 - 52
North West -6 170 £425 - 101
Yorkshire -8 170 £356 -5.06% 70
West Midlands +21 132 £400 +21.21% 56
South West -4 127 £400 - 64
East Midlands -7 105 £400 -1.59% 58
North East -15 18 £438 -14.63% 10
Midlands -17 4 £700 +107.40% 5
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1348 (27.77%) Finance
2 1117 (23.01%) Banking
3 983 (20.25%) E-Commerce
4 904 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
5 789 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 733 (15.10%) Retail Banking
7 652 (13.43%) Project Management
8 536 (11.04%) SQL
9 450 (9.27%) Microsoft
10 444 (9.15%) Oracle
11 367 (7.56%) Java
12 345 (7.11%) HTML
13 322 (6.63%) Marketing
14 312 (6.43%) Windows
15 299 (6.16%) Scrum
16 297 (6.12%) Business Analysis
17 295 (6.08%) SAP
18 294 (6.06%) JavaScript
19 289 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
20 284 (5.85%) SQL Server
21 283 (5.83%) PRINCE2
22 263 (5.42%) .NET
22 263 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
23 262 (5.40%) MS Excel
24 258 (5.31%) Migration
25 257 (5.29%) CSS
26 231 (4.76%) CRM
27 211 (4.35%) Change Management
27 211 (4.35%) User Experience
28 207 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 188 (3.87%) WebSphere
2 93 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 81 (1.67%) CMS
4 77 (1.59%) SAS
5 44 (0.91%) JBoss
6 42 (0.87%) Apache
7 40 (0.82%) IIS
7 40 (0.82%) Apache Solr
8 38 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 37 (0.76%) WebLogic
10 31 (0.64%) Node.js
11 28 (0.58%) MS Exchange
12 27 (0.56%) Lync
13 25 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 20 (0.41%) Confluence
15 16 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
16 14 (0.29%) Commerce Server
17 13 (0.27%) Mule
17 13 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
18 12 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 262 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 154 (3.17%) MS Office
3 138 (2.84%) MS Project
4 80 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 71 (1.46%) Photoshop
6 70 (1.44%) MS Visio
7 35 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
8 30 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
9 16 (0.33%) PowerPivot
10 13 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 13 (0.27%) InDesign
11 11 (0.23%) SPSS
12 6 (0.12%) Fireworks
13 5 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.021%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 88 (1.81%) Oracle Retail
2 53 (1.09%) Magento
3 45 (0.93%) SAP Retail
4 43 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
5 35 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.60%) SAP FI
7 26 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 22 (0.45%) SAP CO
8 22 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
9 16 (0.33%) SAP SD
9 16 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 15 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
10 15 (0.31%) SAP MM
11 14 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
12 10 (0.21%) Odoo
13 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
13 9 (0.19%) SAP ERP
14 7 (0.14%) Markit EDM
14 7 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 62 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (0.87%) SaaS
4 40 (0.82%) Office 365
5 20 (0.41%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.29%) PaaS
7 8 (0.16%) Force.com
8 7 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.12%) GitHub
10 4 (0.082%) IaaS
10 4 (0.082%) Yammer
11 3 (0.062%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.041%) Responsys
12 2 (0.041%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.041%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.041%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.041%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.041%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 72 (1.48%) Internet
2 68 (1.40%) DNS
3 59 (1.22%) Firewall
4 44 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 41 (0.84%) HTTP
6 33 (0.68%) DHCP
7 32 (0.66%) LAN
8 31 (0.64%) Wireless
9 24 (0.49%) WAN
10 23 (0.47%) Intranet
11 22 (0.45%) SAN
12 21 (0.43%) Network Security
13 18 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (0.35%) VPN
15 16 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (0.31%) SSL
16 15 (0.31%) WLAN
17 14 (0.29%) LDAP
17 14 (0.29%) ATM
17 14 (0.29%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 165 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 105 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 78 (1.61%) MySQL
5 78 (1.61%) DB2
6 73 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 68 (1.40%) Oracle Database
8 58 (1.19%) Big Data
9 55 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 46 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
11 45 (0.93%) Relational Database
12 37 (0.76%) Hadoop
13 35 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
13 35 (0.72%) OLAP
14 31 (0.64%) NoSQL
15 30 (0.62%) Data Mining
16 29 (0.60%) MongoDB
16 29 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
17 25 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 94 (1.94%) JIRA
2 66 (1.36%) Selenium
2 66 (1.36%) Subversion
3 63 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 51 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 34 (0.70%) Maven
7 31 (0.64%) WebDriver
8 29 (0.60%) Ant
8 29 (0.60%) LoadRunner
9 25 (0.51%) Grunt
10 22 (0.45%) Axure RP
11 21 (0.43%) Cucumber
12 20 (0.41%) Visual Studio
12 20 (0.41%) NUnit
13 19 (0.39%) JUnit
13 19 (0.39%) HP UFT
14 15 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
15 14 (0.29%) Eclipse
15 14 (0.29%) Hudson
General
1 1348 (27.77%) Finance
2 1117 (23.01%) Banking
3 733 (15.10%) Retail Banking
4 322 (6.63%) Marketing
5 187 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 134 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 97 (2.00%) Legal
8 71 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 62 (1.28%) Games
10 47 (0.97%) Back Office
11 45 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 37 (0.76%) Front Office
12 37 (0.76%) Law
13 36 (0.74%) Billing
14 33 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
15 30 (0.62%) Automotive
16 26 (0.54%) Advertising
17 25 (0.51%) Publishing
18 24 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 23 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1246 (25.66%) Analyst
2 822 (16.93%) Project Manager
3 763 (15.72%) Business Analyst
4 685 (14.11%) Developer
5 465 (9.58%) Architect
6 252 (5.19%) Consultant
7 232 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
8 131 (2.70%) Test Analyst
9 124 (2.55%) Designer
10 120 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
11 114 (2.35%) Programme Manager
12 85 (1.75%) Senior Manager
12 85 (1.75%) Data Analyst
13 84 (1.73%) Infrastructure Manager
14 82 (1.69%) Banking Business Analyst
15 81 (1.67%) .NET Developer
16 80 (1.65%) Tester
17 76 (1.57%) Support Analyst
18 75 (1.54%) IT Project Manager
19 73 (1.50%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (7.11%) HTML
2 263 (5.42%) .NET
3 257 (5.29%) CSS
4 179 (3.69%) Web Services
5 147 (3.03%) XML
6 128 (2.64%) J2EE
7 126 (2.60%) HTML5
8 105 (2.16%) jQuery
9 96 (1.98%) Spring
10 91 (1.87%) ASP.NET
11 88 (1.81%) CSS3
12 85 (1.75%) AngularJS
13 79 (1.63%) SOAP
14 74 (1.52%) Middleware
15 69 (1.42%) RESTful
16 62 (1.28%) JSON
17 58 (1.19%) REST
18 54 (1.11%) Hibernate
18 54 (1.11%) JSP
19 52 (1.07%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 289 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 211 (4.35%) User Experience
3 110 (2.27%) EPoS
4 109 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 105 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 92 (1.89%) FMCG
7 87 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 65 (1.34%) iPad
9 53 (1.09%) Online Banking
10 49 (1.01%) Social Media
11 44 (0.91%) Credit Risk
12 35 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 34 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
14 31 (0.64%) Visualisation
14 31 (0.64%) PMI
15 29 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (0.54%) Data Integration
17 24 (0.49%) Equities
18 23 (0.47%) Fixed Income
19 22 (0.45%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 312 (6.43%) Windows
2 189 (3.89%) Linux
3 171 (3.52%) UNIX
4 82 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 80 (1.65%) Android
6 73 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 52 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (0.54%) AIX
9 26 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.37%) Windows XP
12 15 (0.31%) Solaris
13 13 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.19%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.12%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.10%) zOS
17 5 (0.10%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.082%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 983 (20.25%) E-Commerce
2 904 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
3 789 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 652 (13.43%) Project Management
5 299 (6.16%) Scrum
6 297 (6.12%) Business Analysis
7 283 (5.83%) PRINCE2
8 263 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
9 258 (5.31%) Migration
10 231 (4.76%) CRM
11 211 (4.35%) Change Management
12 207 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 203 (4.18%) ITIL
14 201 (4.14%) Analytics
15 184 (3.79%) Waterfall
16 177 (3.65%) ERP
17 173 (3.56%) SDLC
18 163 (3.36%) TDD
19 157 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 143 (2.95%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 536 (11.04%) SQL
2 367 (7.56%) Java
3 294 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 193 (3.98%) C#
5 67 (1.38%) T-SQL
6 66 (1.36%) PL/SQL
7 65 (1.34%) Python
8 59 (1.22%) PHP
9 57 (1.17%) VBA
10 54 (1.11%) C
10 54 (1.11%) PowerShell
11 41 (0.84%) C++
12 35 (0.72%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.68%) R
14 31 (0.64%) Perl
15 29 (0.60%) VB
16 25 (0.51%) Ruby
17 20 (0.41%) Groovy
18 18 (0.37%) Objective-C
19 15 (0.31%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 176 (3.63%) Degree
2 97 (2.00%) ISEB
3 61 (1.26%) PMI Certification
4 58 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 40 (0.82%) PMP
6 37 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 25 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 23 (0.47%) ACCA
10 21 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 19 (0.39%) CCNA
12 15 (0.31%) CISSP
12 15 (0.31%) CCNP
12 15 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.29%) MCSE
13 14 (0.29%) Security Cleared
14 13 (0.27%) MCSA
14 13 (0.27%) MBA
15 10 (0.21%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (3.98%) QA
2 61 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 43 (0.89%) SLA
4 33 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.35%) ISO 9000
5 17 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.29%) COBIT
7 10 (0.21%) EMIR
8 7 (0.14%) Basel III
8 7 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.12%) FATCA
9 6 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.082%) COREP
10 4 (0.082%) FINREP
10 4 (0.082%) MiFID
11 3 (0.062%) Basel II
11 3 (0.062%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.062%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.062%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 140 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.16%) vSphere
5 6 (0.12%) ProxySG
6 5 (0.10%) XenApp
7 4 (0.082%) XenServer
7 4 (0.082%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.082%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.062%) NFS
9 2 (0.041%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.041%) Squid
9 2 (0.041%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.041%) Docker
9 2 (0.041%) HDFS
9 2 (0.041%) GPFS
9 2 (0.041%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 35 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (0.66%) SCCM
3 28 (0.58%) Puppet
4 23 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.37%) SCOM
6 16 (0.33%) Nagios
7 13 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (0.21%) Tivoli
9 9 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (0.16%) Cacti
11 7 (0.14%) Control-M
11 7 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
12 6 (0.12%) OPNET
13 5 (0.10%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.10%) Ansible
14 4 (0.082%) SmokePing
14 4 (0.082%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.082%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.082%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.082%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 450 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 444 (9.15%) Oracle
3 295 (6.08%) SAP
4 143 (2.95%) IBM
5 133 (2.74%) hybris
6 94 (1.94%) VMware
7 90 (1.85%) ATG
8 80 (1.65%) Adobe
9 77 (1.59%) Cisco
10 56 (1.15%) HP
11 45 (0.93%) Citrix
12 43 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
12 43 (0.89%) Endeca
13 41 (0.84%) Cognos
14 40 (0.82%) Google
15 33 (0.68%) Teradata
16 31 (0.64%) JDA
17 26 (0.54%) RedPrairie
18 24 (0.49%) Red Hat
19 23 (0.47%) Apple
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £325 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £225 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £530 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £425 p/day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.00 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago