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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 36 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 2358 2303 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.71% 4.74% 5.21%
As % of the General category 12.06% 12.24% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 1516 1529
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £293
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 26 42 56
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £58.65 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-46.77% +12.72%
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
19560 18812 19426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.11% 38.70% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12881 11993 12193
Average daily rate £441 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 536 582
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.82 £42.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 0 1206 £450 +2.85% 447
South East -16 262 £400 +2.56% 108
East of England +11 191 £438 +6.38% 53
Yorkshire -9 166 £356 -6.31% 81
North West +3 144 £425 +7.86% 82
West Midlands +27 139 £390 +5.40% 49
South West +4 125 £400 -4.76% 53
East Midlands -9 100 £400 +0.62% 61
North East -6 14 £425 -26.08% 8
Midlands -14 4 £600 +54.83% 4
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 1312 (27.21%) Finance
2 1071 (22.22%) Banking
3 1013 (21.01%) E-Commerce
4 903 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
5 794 (16.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 717 (14.87%) Retail Banking
7 672 (13.94%) Project Management
8 535 (11.10%) SQL
9 476 (9.87%) Oracle
10 454 (9.42%) Microsoft
11 366 (7.59%) Java
12 357 (7.41%) HTML
13 322 (6.68%) Marketing
14 313 (6.49%) Windows
15 307 (6.37%) PRINCE2
16 300 (6.22%) Scrum
16 300 (6.22%) Business Analysis
17 297 (6.16%) JavaScript
18 294 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
19 291 (6.04%) SAP
20 284 (5.89%) SQL Server
21 281 (5.83%) .NET
22 266 (5.52%) CSS
23 265 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
24 261 (5.41%) Migration
25 250 (5.19%) MS Excel
26 229 (4.75%) CRM
27 216 (4.48%) Change Management
28 207 (4.29%) User Experience
29 205 (4.25%) C#

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 174 (3.61%) WebSphere
2 96 (1.99%) CMS
3 87 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 75 (1.56%) SAS
5 40 (0.83%) IIS
5 40 (0.83%) JBoss
6 38 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 36 (0.75%) Apache
7 36 (0.75%) Apache Solr
8 34 (0.71%) Node.js
9 29 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 29 (0.60%) MS Exchange
10 27 (0.56%) Lync
11 26 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 20 (0.41%) Confluence
13 16 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (0.29%) Commerce Server
15 12 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 250 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 154 (3.19%) MS Office
3 135 (2.80%) MS Project
4 75 (1.56%) Photoshop
5 74 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 73 (1.51%) MS Visio
7 37 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
8 24 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.35%) PowerPivot
10 14 (0.29%) InDesign
11 12 (0.25%) SPSS
11 12 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 9 (0.19%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 108 (2.24%) Oracle Retail
2 49 (1.02%) Magento
3 43 (0.89%) SAP Retail
4 39 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
5 36 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
6 33 (0.68%) SAP FI
7 26 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 23 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
8 23 (0.48%) SAP CO
9 18 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 16 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
11 12 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
12 11 (0.23%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
13 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
13 10 (0.21%) SAP ERP
14 8 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 8 (0.17%) Odoo
14 8 (0.17%) SAP MM
15 7 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (0.85%) SaaS
4 33 (0.68%) Office 365
5 22 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 10 (0.21%) PaaS
7 8 (0.17%) Force.com
8 6 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.10%) Yammer
10 4 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.062%) GitHub
11 3 (0.062%) IaaS
11 3 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.041%) Responsys
12 2 (0.041%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.041%) Google Checkout
13 1 (0.021%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.021%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.021%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 67 (1.39%) Internet
2 58 (1.20%) Firewall
3 57 (1.18%) DNS
4 42 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 41 (0.85%) HTTP
6 30 (0.62%) LAN
7 28 (0.58%) Wireless
8 27 (0.56%) DHCP
9 25 (0.52%) WAN
10 23 (0.48%) Intranet
11 20 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (0.41%) VPN
12 19 (0.39%) SAN
13 18 (0.37%) Network Security
14 17 (0.35%) ATM
15 16 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (0.29%) BGP
17 13 (0.27%) HTTPS
18 12 (0.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (5.89%) SQL Server
2 172 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 109 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (1.76%) DB2
5 80 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (1.49%) MySQL
7 71 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 70 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 56 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 51 (1.06%) Big Data
11 46 (0.95%) Relational Database
12 36 (0.75%) Hadoop
13 35 (0.73%) NoSQL
13 35 (0.73%) OLAP
14 34 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
15 33 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (0.62%) Data Mining
17 26 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
18 25 (0.52%) MongoDB
19 23 (0.48%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 94 (1.95%) JIRA
2 66 (1.37%) Selenium
3 62 (1.29%) Subversion
4 59 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 58 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 31 (0.64%) LoadRunner
8 30 (0.62%) Maven
8 30 (0.62%) WebDriver
9 29 (0.60%) Ant
10 26 (0.54%) Axure RP
11 25 (0.52%) Visual Studio
12 24 (0.50%) JUnit
13 22 (0.46%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.44%) HP UFT
14 21 (0.44%) Grunt
15 18 (0.37%) NUnit
16 16 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
17 14 (0.29%) Eclipse
18 13 (0.27%) JMeter
General
1 1312 (27.21%) Finance
2 1071 (22.22%) Banking
3 717 (14.87%) Retail Banking
4 322 (6.68%) Marketing
5 194 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 142 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 86 (1.78%) Legal
8 66 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 65 (1.35%) Games
10 50 (1.04%) Back Office
11 42 (0.87%) Billing
12 38 (0.79%) Law
12 38 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 33 (0.68%) Front Office
13 33 (0.68%) Automotive
14 31 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
15 30 (0.62%) Advertising
16 28 (0.58%) Electronics
17 27 (0.56%) Publishing
18 22 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1194 (24.77%) Analyst
2 845 (17.53%) Project Manager
3 722 (14.98%) Business Analyst
4 690 (14.31%) Developer
5 474 (9.83%) Architect
6 259 (5.37%) Consultant
7 245 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
8 131 (2.72%) Test Analyst
9 126 (2.61%) Programme Manager
10 125 (2.59%) Designer
11 110 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
12 94 (1.95%) Senior Manager
13 89 (1.85%) .NET Developer
14 79 (1.64%) Data Analyst
15 74 (1.53%) Tester
15 74 (1.53%) IT Project Manager
15 74 (1.53%) Infrastructure Manager
16 68 (1.41%) Java Developer
16 68 (1.41%) Senior Business Analyst
17 67 (1.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (7.41%) HTML
2 281 (5.83%) .NET
3 266 (5.52%) CSS
4 171 (3.55%) Web Services
5 147 (3.05%) XML
6 130 (2.70%) J2EE
7 129 (2.68%) HTML5
8 106 (2.20%) ASP.NET
9 103 (2.14%) jQuery
10 88 (1.83%) Spring
11 86 (1.78%) CSS3
12 85 (1.76%) AngularJS
13 74 (1.53%) SOAP
14 66 (1.37%) RESTful
15 63 (1.31%) Middleware
16 58 (1.20%) .NET Framework
17 55 (1.14%) JSON
18 50 (1.04%) Ajax
19 48 (1.00%) JSP
20 47 (0.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 294 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (4.29%) User Experience
3 118 (2.45%) EPoS
4 110 (2.28%) FMCG
5 107 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 107 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 78 (1.62%) Data Centre
7 68 (1.41%) iPad
8 49 (1.02%) Social Media
9 47 (0.97%) Online Banking
10 38 (0.79%) Credit Risk
11 32 (0.66%) PMI
12 31 (0.64%) Data Structures
12 31 (0.64%) Visualisation
13 30 (0.62%) Mainframe
14 29 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
14 29 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
15 28 (0.58%) Data Integration
16 23 (0.48%) GIS
17 21 (0.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 313 (6.49%) Windows
2 184 (3.82%) Linux
3 156 (3.24%) UNIX
4 88 (1.83%) Windows 7
5 80 (1.66%) Android
6 77 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 52 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (0.54%) AIX
10 25 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.33%) Solaris
14 13 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.19%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.15%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.12%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
20 4 (0.083%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1013 (21.01%) E-Commerce
2 903 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
3 794 (16.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 672 (13.94%) Project Management
5 307 (6.37%) PRINCE2
6 300 (6.22%) Scrum
6 300 (6.22%) Business Analysis
7 265 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
8 261 (5.41%) Migration
9 229 (4.75%) CRM
10 216 (4.48%) Change Management
11 200 (4.15%) ITIL
12 199 (4.13%) Analytics
13 192 (3.98%) User Acceptance Testing
14 177 (3.67%) Waterfall
15 171 (3.55%) TDD
16 165 (3.42%) SDLC
17 158 (3.28%) Data Modelling
18 157 (3.26%) ERP
19 152 (3.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 535 (11.10%) SQL
2 366 (7.59%) Java
3 297 (6.16%) JavaScript
4 205 (4.25%) C#
5 66 (1.37%) PL/SQL
6 64 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 58 (1.20%) VBA
8 55 (1.14%) Python
9 53 (1.10%) PHP
10 51 (1.06%) C
11 42 (0.87%) PowerShell
12 39 (0.81%) C++
13 37 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 31 (0.64%) VB
15 30 (0.62%) R
16 27 (0.56%) Perl
17 25 (0.52%) Ruby
18 19 (0.39%) Objective-C
19 17 (0.35%) Groovy
20 16 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 193 (4.00%) Degree
2 98 (2.03%) ISEB
3 67 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 60 (1.24%) PMI Certification
5 39 (0.81%) PMP
6 38 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 33 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 32 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 25 (0.52%) Security Cleared
11 20 (0.41%) CCNA
12 19 (0.39%) CISSP
12 19 (0.39%) ACCA
13 17 (0.35%) SC Cleared
14 14 (0.29%) CCNP
15 13 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.25%) CISM
16 12 (0.25%) MBA
17 11 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (3.84%) QA
2 59 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 48 (1.00%) SLA
4 44 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.54%) ISO 9000
6 21 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.33%) COBIT
8 11 (0.23%) FATCA
9 10 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.19%) EMIR
11 7 (0.15%) Basel III
11 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.083%) Basel II
14 3 (0.062%) ISO 8583
14 3 (0.062%) MiFID
14 3 (0.062%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.062%) FINREP
14 3 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 2 (0.041%) COREP
System Software
1 128 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 51 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.15%) vSphere
4 7 (0.15%) Firmware
5 6 (0.12%) ProxySG
6 5 (0.10%) XenApp
7 4 (0.083%) XenServer
7 4 (0.083%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.062%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.062%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.062%) HDFS
9 2 (0.041%) GPFS
9 2 (0.041%) Docker
9 2 (0.041%) Varnish
9 2 (0.041%) Squid
10 1 (0.021%) Xen
10 1 (0.021%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 35 (0.73%) SCCM
2 34 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (0.54%) Puppet
4 17 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.33%) SCOM
6 15 (0.31%) Nagios
7 13 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (0.23%) Tivoli
9 9 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (0.17%) Cacti
11 7 (0.15%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.15%) CA Spectrum
12 6 (0.12%) OPNET
13 5 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 4 (0.083%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.083%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.083%) SmokePing
14 4 (0.083%) Ansible
15 3 (0.062%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 476 (9.87%) Oracle
2 454 (9.42%) Microsoft
3 291 (6.04%) SAP
4 137 (2.84%) hybris
5 134 (2.78%) IBM
6 97 (2.01%) VMware
7 89 (1.85%) ATG
8 82 (1.70%) Adobe
9 74 (1.53%) Cisco
10 49 (1.02%) HP
11 47 (0.97%) Citrix
12 46 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
13 42 (0.87%) Business Objects
14 41 (0.85%) Cognos
14 41 (0.85%) Endeca
15 40 (0.83%) Google
16 35 (0.73%) Teradata
17 29 (0.60%) JDA
18 27 (0.56%) Red Hat
18 27 (0.56%) RedPrairie
Leicestershire
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dorset
Mason Frank International
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £700.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £370 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £396.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday