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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 38 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2300 2285 2120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.72% 4.80% 5.13%
As % of the General category 12.21% 12.36% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1472 1462 1343
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 52
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.94 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £53.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-65.50% +122.22%
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
18835 18485 17902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.68% 38.86% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12213 11865 11085
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 531 603
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.84%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +2 1181 £450 +5.88% 479
South East -16 264 £400 - 140
East of England +7 190 £450 +7.14% 47
Yorkshire -7 151 £388 +3.33% 66
North West +12 146 £450 +9.09% 96
South West +4 126 £415 -1.77% 51
West Midlands +25 119 £395 +4.63% 56
East Midlands -4 99 £400 +4.57% 49
North East -3 12 £500 - 10
Midlands -8 4 £600 +54.83% 5
South Coast +3 1 - -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1240 (27.80%) Finance
2 989 (22.17%) Banking
3 934 (20.94%) E-Commerce
4 803 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
5 771 (17.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 665 (14.91%) Retail Banking
7 654 (14.66%) Project Management
8 478 (10.72%) SQL
9 458 (10.27%) Oracle
10 424 (9.51%) Microsoft
11 350 (7.85%) Java
12 317 (7.11%) HTML
13 299 (6.70%) PRINCE2
14 297 (6.66%) Marketing
15 289 (6.48%) SAP
16 284 (6.37%) Windows
17 282 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
18 277 (6.21%) Business Analysis
19 275 (6.17%) Scrum
20 260 (5.83%) .NET
21 259 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
22 257 (5.76%) JavaScript
23 251 (5.63%) SQL Server
24 248 (5.56%) MS Excel
25 243 (5.45%) Migration
26 218 (4.89%) CSS
27 214 (4.80%) CRM
28 197 (4.42%) Change Management
29 195 (4.37%) Telecoms
30 191 (4.28%) Analytics

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 171 (3.83%) WebSphere
2 88 (1.97%) CMS
3 76 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 75 (1.68%) SAS
5 31 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 30 (0.67%) Node.js
6 30 (0.67%) JBoss
7 29 (0.65%) Apache
7 29 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 28 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 24 (0.54%) IIS
9 24 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 20 (0.45%) Lync
11 20 (0.45%) Confluence
12 18 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (0.31%) NetWeaver
14 13 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
15 12 (0.27%) IBM Notes
15 12 (0.27%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 248 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 165 (3.70%) MS Office
3 134 (3.00%) MS Project
4 87 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 75 (1.68%) Photoshop
6 70 (1.57%) MS Visio
7 32 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.38%) PowerPivot
10 14 (0.31%) SPSS
10 14 (0.31%) InDesign
11 10 (0.22%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
12 7 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 102 (2.29%) Oracle Retail
2 48 (1.08%) Magento
3 42 (0.94%) SAP Retail
4 39 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
5 34 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.65%) SAP FI
7 21 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
8 19 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
8 19 (0.43%) SAP CO
9 18 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 13 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
11 12 (0.27%) SAP ERP
11 12 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
11 12 (0.27%) SAP SD
12 10 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
13 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
14 7 (0.16%) Summit
14 7 (0.16%) SAP MM
14 7 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 6 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 39 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (0.85%) SaaS
3 30 (0.67%) Office 365
4 21 (0.47%) Google Analytics
5 12 (0.27%) Force.com
6 8 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
6 8 (0.18%) PaaS
7 5 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.090%) Yammer
9 3 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.067%) IaaS
9 3 (0.067%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.045%) Responsys
10 2 (0.045%) Google Checkout
11 1 (0.022%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.022%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.022%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.022%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.32%) Internet
2 46 (1.03%) DNS
2 46 (1.03%) Firewall
3 44 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 43 (0.96%) HTTP
5 32 (0.72%) LAN
6 30 (0.67%) WAN
7 26 (0.58%) Wireless
8 25 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (0.49%) VPN
10 19 (0.43%) DHCP
11 18 (0.40%) HTTPS
12 17 (0.38%) ATM
13 16 (0.36%) Intranet
14 14 (0.31%) SAN
15 13 (0.29%) DMZ
15 13 (0.29%) FTP
15 13 (0.29%) VoIP
15 13 (0.29%) BGP
16 12 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 166 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
3 100 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 84 (1.88%) DB2
5 75 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (1.48%) MySQL
8 65 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 48 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 43 (0.96%) Big Data
10 43 (0.96%) Relational Database
11 37 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
12 35 (0.78%) OLAP
13 34 (0.76%) Hadoop
13 34 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (0.56%) Data Mining
15 24 (0.54%) SAP BW
16 23 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (0.52%) DbVisualizer
16 23 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 85 (1.91%) JIRA
2 69 (1.55%) Selenium
3 54 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 53 (1.19%) Subversion
5 49 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 33 (0.74%) WebDriver
8 28 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 28 (0.63%) JUnit
8 28 (0.63%) LoadRunner
9 26 (0.58%) Maven
10 25 (0.56%) Ant
10 25 (0.56%) Axure RP
11 23 (0.52%) Cucumber
12 20 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
13 16 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
14 13 (0.29%) JMeter
14 13 (0.29%) SpecFlow
15 12 (0.27%) Grunt
15 12 (0.27%) Eclipse
General
1 1240 (27.80%) Finance
2 989 (22.17%) Banking
3 665 (14.91%) Retail Banking
4 297 (6.66%) Marketing
5 195 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 137 (3.07%) Manufacturing
7 85 (1.91%) Legal
8 60 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 56 (1.26%) Games
10 50 (1.12%) Back Office
11 44 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 42 (0.94%) Billing
13 37 (0.83%) Law
14 34 (0.76%) Front Office
15 31 (0.70%) Advertising
16 28 (0.63%) Electronics
17 27 (0.61%) Automotive
17 27 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
18 26 (0.58%) Publishing
19 20 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1119 (25.09%) Analyst
2 797 (17.87%) Project Manager
3 669 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 608 (13.63%) Developer
5 443 (9.93%) Architect
6 248 (5.56%) Consultant
7 235 (5.27%) Solutions Architect
8 125 (2.80%) Programme Manager
9 120 (2.69%) Test Analyst
10 115 (2.58%) Designer
11 103 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
12 93 (2.09%) Senior Manager
13 79 (1.77%) Data Analyst
14 76 (1.70%) .NET Developer
15 72 (1.61%) Tester
16 69 (1.55%) Senior Project Manager
17 66 (1.48%) Senior Business Analyst
18 65 (1.46%) IT Project Manager
19 63 (1.41%) SAP Consultant
19 63 (1.41%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (7.11%) HTML
2 260 (5.83%) .NET
3 218 (4.89%) CSS
4 150 (3.36%) Web Services
5 139 (3.12%) XML
6 119 (2.67%) J2EE
7 101 (2.26%) HTML5
8 92 (2.06%) jQuery
9 91 (2.04%) ASP.NET
10 71 (1.59%) CSS3
11 68 (1.52%) SOAP
11 68 (1.52%) Spring
12 64 (1.43%) Middleware
13 63 (1.41%) RESTful
14 59 (1.32%) AngularJS
15 56 (1.26%) .NET Framework
16 48 (1.08%) JSON
17 40 (0.90%) REST
18 38 (0.85%) JSP
19 34 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 282 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (4.17%) User Experience
3 106 (2.38%) FMCG
4 99 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 91 (2.04%) EPoS
6 88 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 62 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 55 (1.23%) iPad
9 48 (1.08%) Social Media
10 39 (0.87%) Online Banking
11 34 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 33 (0.74%) Credit Risk
13 30 (0.67%) PMI
14 25 (0.56%) Mainframe
14 25 (0.56%) Data Integration
15 24 (0.54%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
16 23 (0.52%) Clustering
17 22 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 284 (6.37%) Windows
2 173 (3.88%) Linux
3 150 (3.36%) UNIX
4 89 (2.00%) Windows 7
5 77 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 70 (1.57%) Android
7 45 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (0.54%) AIX
11 23 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.36%) Solaris
14 12 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.16%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.090%) Windows 2000
19 4 (0.090%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 934 (20.94%) E-Commerce
2 803 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
3 771 (17.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 654 (14.66%) Project Management
5 299 (6.70%) PRINCE2
6 277 (6.21%) Business Analysis
7 275 (6.17%) Scrum
8 259 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
9 243 (5.45%) Migration
10 214 (4.80%) CRM
11 197 (4.42%) Change Management
12 191 (4.28%) Analytics
13 185 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
14 178 (3.99%) ITIL
15 167 (3.74%) Waterfall
16 161 (3.61%) SDLC
17 156 (3.50%) Data Modelling
18 140 (3.14%) ERP
19 135 (3.03%) TDD
20 122 (2.74%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 478 (10.72%) SQL
2 350 (7.85%) Java
3 257 (5.76%) JavaScript
4 179 (4.01%) C#
5 59 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 58 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 50 (1.12%) PHP
7 50 (1.12%) VBA
8 49 (1.10%) C
9 39 (0.87%) Python
10 35 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 32 (0.72%) C++
12 29 (0.65%) Perl
13 28 (0.63%) VB
14 25 (0.56%) Ruby
15 24 (0.54%) PowerShell
15 24 (0.54%) R
16 21 (0.47%) Objective-C
17 15 (0.34%) ABAP
18 14 (0.31%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 187 (4.19%) Degree
2 92 (2.06%) ISEB
3 69 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 51 (1.14%) PMI Certification
5 38 (0.85%) ISTQB
6 33 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (0.70%) PMP
8 27 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (0.58%) Security Cleared
9 26 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 19 (0.43%) CISSP
12 18 (0.40%) SC Cleared
13 17 (0.38%) CCNA
14 16 (0.36%) ACCA
14 16 (0.36%) CCNP
14 16 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.27%) MBA
15 12 (0.27%) CISM
16 9 (0.20%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (3.83%) QA
2 42 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 39 (0.87%) SLA
4 37 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.45%) ISO 9000
6 16 (0.36%) COBIT
7 12 (0.27%) FATCA
7 12 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.20%) EMIR
9 8 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.16%) Basel III
11 6 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.090%) FINREP
12 4 (0.090%) Basel II
13 3 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 3 (0.067%) COREP
14 2 (0.045%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.045%) MiFID
14 2 (0.045%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 110 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.18%) vSphere
5 7 (0.16%) Firmware
6 6 (0.13%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.090%) HDFS
7 4 (0.090%) XenApp
7 4 (0.090%) XenServer
7 4 (0.090%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.067%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.067%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.067%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.045%) GPFS
9 2 (0.045%) vCloud
10 1 (0.022%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.022%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.022%) NFS
Systems Management
1 32 (0.72%) SCCM
2 31 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (0.61%) Puppet
4 18 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.34%) Nagios
6 14 (0.31%) SCOM
7 12 (0.27%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (0.18%) Cacti
10 7 (0.16%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.11%) OPNET
12 5 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (0.11%) Ansible
13 4 (0.090%) SmokePing
13 4 (0.090%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.090%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.067%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 458 (10.27%) Oracle
2 424 (9.51%) Microsoft
3 289 (6.48%) SAP
4 136 (3.05%) hybris
5 125 (2.80%) IBM
6 89 (2.00%) ATG
7 88 (1.97%) VMware
8 74 (1.66%) Adobe
9 57 (1.28%) Cisco
10 46 (1.03%) Citrix
11 42 (0.94%) HP
11 42 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
12 41 (0.92%) Google
13 39 (0.87%) Business Objects
14 34 (0.76%) Cognos
15 33 (0.74%) Endeca
16 32 (0.72%) Teradata
16 32 (0.72%) Red Hat
17 28 (0.63%) Demandware
17 28 (0.63%) RedPrairie
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South West
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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