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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 32 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 2533 2399 2886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.06% 4.94% 5.35%
As % of the General category 13.10% 11.50% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1709 1691 1912
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 40 28
Average hourly rate £14.04 £27.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.94% +83.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £37.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £29.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-57.17% +54.66%
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
19340 20856 23976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.63% 42.96% 44.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12237 13250 14648
Average daily rate £438 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 546 693
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £25.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.22 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.99 £44.97 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 1346 £440 +0.57% 281
South East -14 308 £390 -2.50% 113
East of England +1 199 £425 +6.25% 37
Yorkshire +3 158 £390 +4.00% 53
North West -2 157 £425 +14.86% 59
South West -17 133 £413 +4.55% 35
East Midlands +1 112 £425 +6.25% 27
West Midlands +1 87 £350 -6.66% 31
Midlands +19 25 £338 +8.00% 3
North East -37 4 £513 -12.76% 2
South Coast +7 3 - -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1305 (26.47%) Finance
2 1189 (24.11%) E-Commerce
3 1011 (20.50%) Banking
4 731 (14.82%) Retail Banking
5 708 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 615 (12.47%) Project Management
7 524 (10.63%) Oracle
8 480 (9.73%) SQL
9 440 (8.92%) HTML
10 429 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
11 369 (7.48%) Java
12 361 (7.32%) Business Analysis
13 329 (6.67%) Microsoft
14 325 (6.59%) JavaScript
15 311 (6.31%) PRINCE2
16 301 (6.10%) CSS
17 298 (6.04%) SAP
18 282 (5.72%) Marketing
19 276 (5.60%) Change Management
20 271 (5.50%) Scrum
21 267 (5.41%) SQL Server
22 260 (5.27%) Windows
23 246 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
24 239 (4.85%) Degree
25 236 (4.79%) Migration
26 225 (4.56%) MS Excel
27 224 (4.54%) .NET
28 216 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
29 214 (4.34%) ITIL
30 210 (4.26%) IBM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 185 (3.75%) WebSphere
2 113 (2.29%) SAS
3 75 (1.52%) CMS
4 58 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 57 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 45 (0.91%) Apache
7 44 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 37 (0.75%) IIS
8 37 (0.75%) MQSeries
9 35 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
10 34 (0.69%) MS Exchange
11 25 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 23 (0.47%) IBM Notes
13 22 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
14 18 (0.37%) Node.js
15 15 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.26%) CICS
17 10 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
17 10 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 225 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 154 (3.12%) MS Office
3 123 (2.49%) MS Project
4 96 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 89 (1.80%) MS Visio
6 73 (1.48%) Photoshop
7 49 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
8 33 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.22%) SPSS
10 6 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.061%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.041%) Vectorworks
12 2 (0.041%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.041%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.041%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.020%) InDesign
13 1 (0.020%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 136 (2.76%) Oracle Retail
2 64 (1.30%) SAP Retail
3 36 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 31 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 29 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
6 23 (0.47%) Google Analytics
7 21 (0.43%) SAP SD
8 18 (0.37%) Magento
8 18 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 14 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
10 13 (0.26%) SAP FI
11 12 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (0.24%) SAP MM
12 11 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
12 11 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
12 11 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
12 11 (0.22%) SAP ERP
13 10 (0.20%) SAP CO
13 10 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
14 9 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 48 (0.97%) SaaS
2 22 (0.45%) Office 365
3 12 (0.24%) Force.com
4 11 (0.22%) GitHub
4 11 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.16%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.081%) IaaS
6 4 (0.081%) PaaS
7 3 (0.061%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.061%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.041%) CheetahMail
8 2 (0.041%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.041%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.020%) Taleo
9 1 (0.020%) Heroku
9 1 (0.020%) Responsys
9 1 (0.020%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.19%) Internet
2 45 (0.91%) Firewall
3 43 (0.87%) HTTP
4 36 (0.73%) DNS
5 35 (0.71%) WAN
6 29 (0.59%) LAN
6 29 (0.59%) Network Security
7 27 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 27 (0.55%) Intranet
8 24 (0.49%) SAN
8 24 (0.49%) Wireless
9 20 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (0.32%) BGP
10 16 (0.32%) SSL
11 15 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (0.26%) DHCP
13 12 (0.24%) FTP
13 12 (0.24%) EIGRP
14 11 (0.22%) VLAN
15 10 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 148 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
3 113 (2.29%) DB2
4 84 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 80 (1.62%) Oracle Database
5 80 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 69 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 60 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (0.87%) RDBMS
8 43 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 42 (0.85%) MySQL
10 35 (0.71%) Data Mining
11 28 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 27 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
13 26 (0.53%) SAP BW
14 23 (0.47%) Big Data
15 21 (0.43%) Hadoop
16 19 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
17 16 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 81 (1.64%) Subversion
2 80 (1.62%) Ant
3 74 (1.50%) JIRA
4 63 (1.28%) Selenium
5 62 (1.26%) Maven
6 51 (1.03%) Git (software)
7 49 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 38 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
10 32 (0.65%) Eclipse
11 27 (0.55%) Cucumber
12 25 (0.51%) Axure RP
13 23 (0.47%) WebDriver
14 22 (0.45%) JUnit
15 19 (0.39%) Xcode
16 18 (0.37%) Jenkins
17 17 (0.34%) LoadRunner
17 17 (0.34%) ERwin
18 16 (0.32%) TeamCity
19 15 (0.30%) Log4j
General
1 1305 (26.47%) Finance
2 1011 (20.50%) Banking
3 731 (14.82%) Retail Banking
4 282 (5.72%) Marketing
5 188 (3.81%) Manufacturing
6 176 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 101 (2.05%) Back Office
8 72 (1.46%) Legal
9 66 (1.34%) Investment Banking
10 47 (0.95%) Games
11 43 (0.87%) German Language
12 37 (0.75%) Front Office
13 35 (0.71%) Publishing
14 32 (0.65%) Billing
14 32 (0.65%) Advertising
15 28 (0.57%) Automotive
16 26 (0.53%) Financial Institution
17 21 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (0.41%) Electronics
19 16 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1366 (27.70%) Analyst
2 901 (18.27%) Business Analyst
3 770 (15.62%) Project Manager
4 721 (14.62%) Developer
5 388 (7.87%) Architect
6 325 (6.59%) Consultant
7 167 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
8 147 (2.98%) Designer
9 127 (2.58%) Programme Manager
10 117 (2.37%) Test Analyst
11 102 (2.07%) .NET Developer
12 84 (1.70%) Senior Manager
13 83 (1.68%) Agile Business Analyst
14 76 (1.54%) Front-End Developer
15 68 (1.38%) Data Analyst
16 66 (1.34%) Oracle Consultant
17 63 (1.28%) Test Manager
18 62 (1.26%) Business Manager
18 62 (1.26%) SAP Consultant
19 60 (1.22%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (8.92%) HTML
2 301 (6.10%) CSS
3 224 (4.54%) .NET
4 163 (3.31%) HTML5
5 160 (3.24%) J2EE
6 157 (3.18%) XML
7 153 (3.10%) Web Services
8 141 (2.86%) jQuery
9 121 (2.45%) CSS3
10 114 (2.31%) ASP.NET
11 80 (1.62%) SOAP
12 73 (1.48%) Ajax
13 65 (1.32%) JSP
14 63 (1.28%) REST
14 63 (1.28%) RESTful
15 62 (1.26%) Middleware
16 56 (1.14%) XHTML
16 56 (1.14%) WCF
17 48 (0.97%) .NET Framework
18 47 (0.95%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 158 (3.20%) EPoS
2 152 (3.08%) Mobile App
3 120 (2.43%) FMCG
4 96 (1.95%) iPad
5 90 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 66 (1.34%) Social Media
7 55 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 49 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 41 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 39 (0.79%) PMI
11 36 (0.73%) Mathematics
12 33 (0.67%) iPhone
12 33 (0.67%) Copywriting
13 31 (0.63%) W3C
14 29 (0.59%) Blackberry
15 28 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
16 27 (0.55%) Online Banking
16 27 (0.55%) Open Source
17 26 (0.53%) Visualisation
18 22 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 260 (5.27%) Windows
2 208 (4.22%) Linux
3 160 (3.24%) UNIX
4 93 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 92 (1.87%) Android
6 82 (1.66%) Windows 7
7 53 (1.07%) Windows XP
8 49 (0.99%) AIX
8 49 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 39 (0.79%) Solaris
11 31 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (0.37%) SUSE
12 18 (0.37%) HPUX
13 17 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (0.34%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.12%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.10%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.081%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1189 (24.11%) E-Commerce
2 708 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 615 (12.47%) Project Management
4 429 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 361 (7.32%) Business Analysis
6 311 (6.31%) PRINCE2
7 276 (5.60%) Change Management
8 271 (5.50%) Scrum
9 246 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
10 236 (4.79%) Migration
11 216 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 214 (4.34%) ITIL
13 175 (3.55%) CRM
14 170 (3.45%) Analytics
15 165 (3.35%) ERP
16 160 (3.24%) Waterfall
17 145 (2.94%) TDD
18 134 (2.72%) OO
19 133 (2.70%) Data Modelling
20 130 (2.64%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 480 (9.73%) SQL
2 369 (7.48%) Java
3 325 (6.59%) JavaScript
4 168 (3.41%) C#
5 58 (1.18%) T-SQL
6 53 (1.07%) C
6 53 (1.07%) C++
7 48 (0.97%) VBA
8 41 (0.83%) Groovy
9 39 (0.79%) Perl
9 39 (0.79%) PHP
10 38 (0.77%) PowerShell
10 38 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 36 (0.73%) Shell Script
12 34 (0.69%) Objective-C
13 32 (0.65%) Bash Shell
14 31 (0.63%) Ruby
15 27 (0.55%) VBScript
16 25 (0.51%) VB
17 21 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 239 (4.85%) Degree
2 131 (2.66%) ISEB
3 73 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 65 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 46 (0.93%) ISTQB
5 46 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 41 (0.83%) PMP
7 30 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 29 (0.59%) CISSP
9 28 (0.57%) Security Cleared
10 24 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.26%) CCNP
14 12 (0.24%) MCP
14 12 (0.24%) CCNA
15 10 (0.20%) A+ Certification
15 10 (0.20%) Sun Certification
16 9 (0.18%) CISM
16 9 (0.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (3.06%) QA
2 41 (0.83%) SLA
3 38 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.14%) Basel III
8 6 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.10%) COBIT
10 4 (0.081%) WAI
10 4 (0.081%) FATCA
11 3 (0.061%) ISO 8583
11 3 (0.061%) P3O
11 3 (0.061%) WCAG
12 2 (0.041%) EMIR
13 1 (0.020%) GAAP
13 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.020%) COREP
13 1 (0.020%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.020%) AIFMD
System Software
1 105 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 44 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
3 20 (0.41%) vSphere
4 11 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (0.18%) Terminal Services
6 7 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.10%) NFS
8 5 (0.10%) XenApp
9 4 (0.081%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (0.081%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.061%) RACF
10 3 (0.061%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.041%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.041%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.041%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.020%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.020%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 69 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (0.59%) SCCM
3 16 (0.32%) Puppet
4 13 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.20%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.14%) MOM
7 6 (0.12%) SCOM
7 6 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.12%) OPNET
8 5 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.10%) OpenView
8 5 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (0.10%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.081%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.081%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.081%) OpenIDM
9 4 (0.081%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.081%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (0.081%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.081%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 524 (10.63%) Oracle
2 329 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 298 (6.04%) SAP
4 210 (4.26%) IBM
5 188 (3.81%) ATG
6 87 (1.76%) HP
7 85 (1.72%) hybris
8 80 (1.62%) Endeca
9 78 (1.58%) VMware
10 73 (1.48%) Cisco
11 71 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
12 60 (1.22%) Citrix
13 58 (1.18%) Adobe
14 52 (1.05%) JBoss
15 46 (0.93%) Business Objects
16 44 (0.89%) Google
16 44 (0.89%) JDA
17 39 (0.79%) Perforce
18 36 (0.73%) Remedy
18 36 (0.73%) Red Hat
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Engage PSG
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + £500 to £600 a day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500-£600
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: exellent day rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 21 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £625 per day + Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Broady Limited
Rate: From £90,000 to £90,000 per annum 90k pro rata
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday