The first 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 18 April 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 England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 36 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2444 2264 2858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.76% 5.25% 5.13%
As % of the General category 12.13% 12.19% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1638 1468 1803
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 60 26
Average hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £6.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £34.50 £45.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20142 18566 25234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.24% 43.09% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12736 11532 15275
Average daily rate £425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 593 781
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.90 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.13% +3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £12.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £40.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Retail
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +2 1214 £425 -3.40% 433
South East +3 387 £388 -3.12% 108
East of England -3 256 £420 -1.17% 42
Yorkshire -5 169 £360 +0.34% 55
South West -20 127 £420 +18.30% 62
North West -22 119 £400 +14.28% 98
East Midlands -12 101 £413 +3.12% 47
West Midlands -17 55 £380 +16.92% 36
Midlands +2 8 - - 2
North East -35 3 £388 -8.82% 5
South Coast -1 1 £475 -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1268 (28.03%) Finance
2 1103 (24.39%) Banking
3 1032 (22.82%) E-Commerce
4 809 (17.89%) Retail Banking
5 595 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 584 (12.91%) Project Management
7 485 (10.72%) SQL
8 460 (10.17%) Oracle
9 446 (9.86%) HTML
10 424 (9.37%) Agile Software Development
11 400 (8.84%) Java
12 340 (7.52%) JavaScript
13 339 (7.50%) CSS
14 329 (7.27%) Microsoft
15 304 (6.72%) PRINCE2
16 270 (5.97%) Windows
17 269 (5.95%) SAP
18 267 (5.90%) Business Analysis
19 265 (5.86%) Marketing
20 260 (5.75%) SQL Server
21 249 (5.51%) Change Management
22 239 (5.28%) .NET
23 238 (5.26%) MS Excel
24 237 (5.24%) Scrum
25 217 (4.80%) IBM
26 209 (4.62%) Degree
27 198 (4.38%) Migration
28 191 (4.22%) User Acceptance Testing
29 189 (4.18%) Telecoms
29 189 (4.18%) Business Intelligence

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 182 (4.02%) WebSphere
2 78 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 74 (1.64%) SAS
4 73 (1.61%) CMS
5 47 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
6 45 (0.99%) IIS
7 42 (0.93%) MQSeries
8 38 (0.84%) WebLogic
9 31 (0.69%) MS Exchange
10 28 (0.62%) Node.js
11 24 (0.53%) IBM Notes
12 23 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 23 (0.51%) CICS
13 21 (0.46%) Apache
13 21 (0.46%) Confluence
14 18 (0.40%) Adobe CQ
15 16 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
17 12 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 238 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 131 (2.90%) MS Office
3 103 (2.28%) MS Project
4 92 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 75 (1.66%) Photoshop
6 59 (1.30%) MS Visio
7 51 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 21 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
10 9 (0.20%) SPSS
11 6 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.13%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.044%) InDesign
13 2 (0.044%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.044%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.022%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.022%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.022%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 93 (2.06%) Oracle Retail
2 64 (1.41%) SAP Retail
3 33 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 27 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
6 23 (0.51%) SAP FI
6 23 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 22 (0.49%) Google Analytics
7 22 (0.49%) Magento
8 20 (0.44%) SAP CO
8 20 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
9 19 (0.42%) Tridion
10 18 (0.40%) SAP SD
11 15 (0.33%) SAP MM
12 14 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
13 13 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
14 12 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
15 10 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
15 10 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
15 10 (0.22%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 39 (0.86%) SaaS
2 20 (0.44%) Office 365
3 12 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.13%) Taleo
6 5 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.11%) GitHub
7 2 (0.044%) PaaS
7 2 (0.044%) IaaS
7 2 (0.044%) Force.com
8 1 (0.022%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.022%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.022%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.022%) Heroku
8 1 (0.022%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (2.63%) Internet
2 37 (0.82%) HTTP
3 33 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 27 (0.60%) WAN
5 25 (0.55%) Firewall
6 24 (0.53%) LAN
7 23 (0.51%) Intranet
8 21 (0.46%) SAN
9 19 (0.42%) DNS
10 16 (0.35%) VPN
11 15 (0.33%) Wireless
12 14 (0.31%) ATM
13 13 (0.29%) LDAP
13 13 (0.29%) FTP
14 10 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (0.22%) Network Security
14 10 (0.22%) DHCP
15 9 (0.20%) SMS
16 8 (0.18%) SSL
16 8 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 131 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 123 (2.72%) DB2
4 97 (2.14%) Oracle Database
5 73 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 66 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 61 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 56 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 54 (1.19%) MySQL
10 43 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 41 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 40 (0.88%) RDBMS
13 35 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
14 29 (0.64%) Data Mining
15 28 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
16 22 (0.49%) SAP BW
17 20 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
18 19 (0.42%) DTS
18 19 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 99 (2.19%) Subversion
2 75 (1.66%) JIRA
3 73 (1.61%) Ant
4 69 (1.53%) Selenium
5 50 (1.11%) Maven
6 46 (1.02%) Git (software)
7 44 (0.97%) Axure RP
8 43 (0.95%) Eclipse
9 35 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (0.71%) Visual Studio
11 31 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
12 28 (0.62%) JUnit
13 24 (0.53%) Jenkins
13 24 (0.53%) WebDriver
14 20 (0.44%) Log4j
14 20 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
15 19 (0.42%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
16 18 (0.40%) Cucumber
16 18 (0.40%) Appcelerator Titanium
17 16 (0.35%) SoapUI
General
1 1268 (28.03%) Finance
2 1103 (24.39%) Banking
3 809 (17.89%) Retail Banking
4 265 (5.86%) Marketing
5 189 (4.18%) Telecoms
6 178 (3.94%) Manufacturing
7 97 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 81 (1.79%) Back Office
9 60 (1.33%) Legal
10 55 (1.22%) Games
11 49 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 48 (1.06%) Billing
12 48 (1.06%) Automotive
13 47 (1.04%) Advertising
14 30 (0.66%) Publishing
15 29 (0.64%) German Language
16 22 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.44%) French Language
17 20 (0.44%) Front Office
18 17 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 1149 (25.40%) Analyst
2 741 (16.38%) Business Analyst
3 718 (15.87%) Developer
4 692 (15.30%) Project Manager
5 421 (9.31%) Architect
6 262 (5.79%) Consultant
7 187 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
8 169 (3.74%) Designer
9 129 (2.85%) Programme Manager
10 123 (2.72%) Test Analyst
11 94 (2.08%) Front-End Developer
12 83 (1.84%) .NET Developer
13 81 (1.79%) Business Manager
14 76 (1.68%) Senior Manager
15 67 (1.48%) SAP Consultant
16 61 (1.35%) Test Manager
16 61 (1.35%) Java Developer
16 61 (1.35%) Senior Analyst
17 60 (1.33%) Web Developer
18 58 (1.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 446 (9.86%) HTML
2 339 (7.50%) CSS
3 239 (5.28%) .NET
4 183 (4.05%) XML
5 182 (4.02%) HTML5
6 171 (3.78%) jQuery
7 162 (3.58%) J2EE
8 145 (3.21%) CSS3
9 129 (2.85%) Web Services
10 103 (2.28%) ASP.NET
11 90 (1.99%) JSP
12 74 (1.64%) Ajax
13 72 (1.59%) XHTML
14 70 (1.55%) SOAP
15 58 (1.28%) Middleware
16 52 (1.15%) RESTful
17 44 (0.97%) Spring
17 44 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
18 42 (0.93%) WCF
19 39 (0.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 144 (3.18%) EPoS
2 127 (2.81%) Mobile App
3 92 (2.03%) FMCG
4 84 (1.86%) Social Media
5 80 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 60 (1.33%) Mainframe
7 55 (1.22%) iPad
8 43 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 41 (0.91%) Credit Risk
10 38 (0.84%) PMI
11 36 (0.80%) Online Banking
12 31 (0.69%) W3C
12 31 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
13 30 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
13 30 (0.66%) Digital Media
14 29 (0.64%) Equities
15 28 (0.62%) iPhone
16 27 (0.60%) Mathematics
17 25 (0.55%) Web 2.0
18 22 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 270 (5.97%) Windows
2 166 (3.67%) Linux
3 159 (3.52%) UNIX
4 93 (2.06%) Windows 7
5 82 (1.81%) Android
6 71 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 62 (1.37%) Windows XP
8 37 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (0.80%) Solaris
10 34 (0.75%) AIX
11 29 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (0.53%) HPUX
13 15 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.27%) SUSE
15 11 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (0.22%) CentOS
17 9 (0.20%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.18%) zOS
18 8 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1032 (22.82%) E-Commerce
2 595 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 584 (12.91%) Project Management
4 424 (9.37%) Agile Software Development
5 304 (6.72%) PRINCE2
6 267 (5.90%) Business Analysis
7 249 (5.51%) Change Management
8 237 (5.24%) Scrum
9 198 (4.38%) Migration
10 191 (4.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 189 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
12 185 (4.09%) Analytics
13 183 (4.05%) CRM
14 153 (3.38%) ITIL
15 147 (3.25%) TDD
16 146 (3.23%) Data Modelling
17 144 (3.18%) ERP
18 138 (3.05%) Waterfall
19 117 (2.59%) MVC
20 112 (2.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 485 (10.72%) SQL
2 400 (8.84%) Java
3 340 (7.52%) JavaScript
4 184 (4.07%) C#
5 67 (1.48%) PHP
6 60 (1.33%) C
7 53 (1.17%) C++
8 50 (1.11%) T-SQL
9 47 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 47 (1.04%) Perl
10 42 (0.93%) VBA
11 35 (0.77%) VB
12 31 (0.69%) Bash Shell
13 28 (0.62%) PowerShell
13 28 (0.62%) Ruby
14 25 (0.55%) XPath
15 24 (0.53%) Objective-C
16 23 (0.51%) Shell Script
17 22 (0.49%) COBOL
18 21 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 209 (4.62%) Degree
2 149 (3.29%) ISEB
3 72 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 63 (1.39%) ISTQB
5 52 (1.15%) PMI Certification
6 31 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (0.51%) PMP
8 21 (0.46%) Security Cleared
9 17 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 16 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (0.33%) CISSP
12 14 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.22%) APMP
14 10 (0.22%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.22%) CCNA
14 10 (0.22%) ACCA
15 8 (0.18%) SC Cleared
15 8 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
16 6 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (3.49%) QA
2 43 (0.95%) SLA
3 37 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.29%) COBIT
6 10 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.22%) WAI
7 9 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.20%) FATCA
8 7 (0.15%) WCAG
9 6 (0.13%) Basel III
10 5 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 5 (0.11%) EMIR
11 4 (0.088%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.066%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.044%) P3O
13 2 (0.044%) ISO 9002
14 1 (0.022%) GAAP
14 1 (0.022%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 96 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.31%) vSphere
4 12 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.18%) XenApp
6 7 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 7 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.088%) NFS
8 3 (0.066%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.066%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.066%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.066%) UAG
8 3 (0.066%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.044%) KVM
9 2 (0.044%) Xen
9 2 (0.044%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.022%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.022%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.022%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (0.64%) SCCM
3 16 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.29%) SCOM
5 12 (0.27%) Puppet
5 12 (0.27%) MOM
6 11 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 10 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.088%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.066%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 3 (0.066%) Tivoli NetView
11 3 (0.066%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.066%) OpenView
11 3 (0.066%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.066%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.044%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.044%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.022%) MIIS
Vendors
1 460 (10.17%) Oracle
2 329 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 269 (5.95%) SAP
4 217 (4.80%) IBM
5 161 (3.56%) ATG
6 94 (2.08%) hybris
7 87 (1.92%) Adobe
8 79 (1.75%) HP
9 51 (1.13%) Cisco
10 49 (1.08%) Endeca
11 46 (1.02%) Business Objects
12 45 (0.99%) VMware
13 39 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
14 37 (0.82%) Google
15 34 (0.75%) Citrix
15 34 (0.75%) JDA
16 33 (0.73%) Ab Initio
17 31 (0.69%) Teradata
18 30 (0.66%) Red Hat
19 29 (0.64%) JD Edwards
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day to £450 day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300 - 400
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £205 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday