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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 45 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 2061 2216 2210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.13% 4.70% 4.94%
As % of the General category 10.81% 11.42% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 1524 1406
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 £291 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.39% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 57
Average hourly rate £15.02 £14.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.36% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £35.17 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £13.87 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +113.38%
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
19065 19400 18470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.24% 41.15% 41.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12772 12494 11109
Average daily rate £440 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 534 723
Average hourly rate £22.13 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.18 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -7 1021 £450 - 324
South East -9 285 £408 +8.66% 80
Yorkshire -8 159 £396 +20.00% 71
East of England -4 151 £413 -2.94% 28
North West +7 145 £375 +4.23% 61
South West -4 134 £410 +3.53% 45
East Midlands +10 94 £380 +3.75% 48
West Midlands -25 55 £406 +8.33% 47
Midlands +3 10 £750 +66.66% 18
North East - 9 £423 - 11
South Coast - 3 - -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1291 (27.81%) Finance
2 988 (21.28%) Banking
3 974 (20.98%) E-Commerce
4 692 (14.90%) Retail Banking
5 689 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 680 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
7 596 (12.84%) Project Management
8 473 (10.19%) Oracle
9 433 (9.33%) SQL
10 375 (8.08%) Microsoft
11 364 (7.84%) HTML
12 351 (7.56%) Business Analysis
13 333 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
14 286 (6.16%) Java
14 286 (6.16%) SAP
15 269 (5.79%) JavaScript
15 269 (5.79%) PRINCE2
15 269 (5.79%) Windows
16 265 (5.71%) Marketing
17 256 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
18 250 (5.38%) MS Excel
19 249 (5.36%) Scrum
20 247 (5.32%) CSS
21 246 (5.30%) Migration
22 226 (4.87%) SQL Server
23 212 (4.57%) .NET
24 208 (4.48%) Linux
25 204 (4.39%) Change Management
26 198 (4.26%) ITIL
27 188 (4.05%) User Experience

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 153 (3.30%) WebSphere
2 104 (2.24%) SAS
3 88 (1.90%) CMS
4 48 (1.03%) Apache
5 43 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 42 (0.90%) JBoss
6 42 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 37 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 37 (0.80%) IIS
8 33 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
9 27 (0.58%) Node.js
10 24 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
12 19 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (0.37%) MQSeries
13 17 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
14 14 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
15 13 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
16 11 (0.24%) Apache Solr
16 11 (0.24%) Lync
Applications
1 250 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 173 (3.73%) MS Office
3 129 (2.78%) MS Project
4 106 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 71 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 70 (1.51%) Photoshop
7 36 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
8 25 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.24%) SPSS
12 6 (0.13%) Fireworks
12 6 (0.13%) InDesign
13 3 (0.065%) CINEMA 4D
13 3 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.065%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.065%) Quicktime
14 2 (0.043%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.043%) Maya
14 2 (0.043%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 122 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
2 55 (1.18%) SAP Retail
3 36 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 35 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 29 (0.62%) Magento
6 28 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
7 19 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
8 18 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 17 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
10 14 (0.30%) SAP SD
10 14 (0.30%) SAP FI
11 13 (0.28%) SAP ERP
12 10 (0.22%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.22%) SAP MRS
13 9 (0.19%) SAP CO
13 9 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
14 8 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
15 7 (0.15%) SAP MM
15 7 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
15 7 (0.15%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 49 (1.06%) SaaS
2 25 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.37%) Office 365
5 15 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.30%) Force.com
7 5 (0.11%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
8 4 (0.086%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.086%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.065%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.043%) GitHub
10 2 (0.043%) IaaS
10 2 (0.043%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.022%) Taleo
11 1 (0.022%) Route 53
11 1 (0.022%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (2.13%) Internet
2 59 (1.27%) Firewall
3 49 (1.06%) WAN
4 45 (0.97%) LAN
5 44 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 42 (0.90%) DNS
7 41 (0.88%) Network Security
8 37 (0.80%) BGP
9 36 (0.78%) HTTP
10 30 (0.65%) EIGRP
11 27 (0.58%) FTP
11 27 (0.58%) SAN
12 23 (0.50%) OSPF
13 21 (0.45%) Wireless
14 20 (0.43%) SNMP
14 20 (0.43%) Extranet
14 20 (0.43%) Intranet
14 20 (0.43%) ATM
15 19 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (0.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 137 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 78 (1.68%) DB2
5 61 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (1.14%) MySQL
7 49 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 48 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 47 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 44 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 35 (0.75%) Big Data
12 33 (0.71%) Data Mining
13 27 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 27 (0.58%) Hadoop
14 26 (0.56%) Base SAS
15 25 (0.54%) OLAP
16 22 (0.47%) MS Access
16 22 (0.47%) SAP BW
17 20 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
18 19 (0.41%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 61 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 55 (1.18%) Subversion
3 51 (1.10%) JIRA
4 50 (1.08%) Maven
5 47 (1.01%) Ant
6 43 (0.93%) Selenium
7 37 (0.80%) Visual Studio
8 31 (0.67%) Axure RP
9 24 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 21 (0.45%) Jenkins
11 19 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
12 18 (0.39%) WebDriver
13 17 (0.37%) JUnit
13 17 (0.37%) Eclipse
14 14 (0.30%) TeamCity
15 13 (0.28%) Xcode
15 13 (0.28%) SoapUI
16 12 (0.26%) ERwin
17 11 (0.24%) Introscope
General
1 1291 (27.81%) Finance
2 988 (21.28%) Banking
3 692 (14.90%) Retail Banking
4 265 (5.71%) Marketing
5 161 (3.47%) Manufacturing
6 147 (3.17%) Telecoms
7 97 (2.09%) Back Office
8 81 (1.74%) Legal
9 52 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 46 (0.99%) Games
11 43 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 40 (0.86%) Front Office
13 32 (0.69%) Billing
14 29 (0.62%) German Language
15 28 (0.60%) Electronics
16 26 (0.56%) Advertising
17 22 (0.47%) Automotive
18 21 (0.45%) Publishing
19 16 (0.34%) French Language
20 15 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1235 (26.60%) Analyst
2 803 (17.29%) Business Analyst
3 665 (14.32%) Project Manager
4 627 (13.50%) Developer
5 471 (10.14%) Architect
6 287 (6.18%) Consultant
7 214 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
8 121 (2.61%) Programme Manager
9 120 (2.58%) Designer
10 87 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
11 84 (1.81%) Test Analyst
11 84 (1.81%) Senior Manager
12 79 (1.70%) .NET Developer
13 72 (1.55%) Front-End Developer
14 68 (1.46%) Senior Business Analyst
15 67 (1.44%) Data Analyst
16 64 (1.38%) Senior Project Manager
17 58 (1.25%) Technical Architect
18 57 (1.23%) SAP Consultant
19 56 (1.21%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (7.84%) HTML
2 247 (5.32%) CSS
3 212 (4.57%) .NET
4 151 (3.25%) Web Services
5 135 (2.91%) HTML5
6 119 (2.56%) XML
7 114 (2.46%) J2EE
8 108 (2.33%) jQuery
9 107 (2.30%) CSS3
10 93 (2.00%) ASP.NET
11 74 (1.59%) SOAP
12 67 (1.44%) RESTful
13 66 (1.42%) Middleware
14 53 (1.14%) Ajax
15 49 (1.06%) XSD
15 49 (1.06%) AngularJS
16 47 (1.01%) .NET Framework
17 44 (0.95%) Spring
17 44 (0.95%) XSL
17 44 (0.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 333 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (4.05%) User Experience
3 116 (2.50%) EPoS
4 96 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 89 (1.92%) FMCG
6 86 (1.85%) iPad
7 67 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 59 (1.27%) Credit Risk
9 52 (1.12%) Social Media
10 45 (0.97%) Mainframe
11 41 (0.88%) Online Banking
12 30 (0.65%) Computer Science
12 30 (0.65%) PMI
12 30 (0.65%) Blackberry
12 30 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
13 27 (0.58%) Visualisation
13 27 (0.58%) iPhone
14 26 (0.56%) Clustering
15 25 (0.54%) Open Source
15 25 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 269 (5.79%) Windows
2 208 (4.48%) Linux
3 139 (2.99%) UNIX
4 100 (2.15%) Android
5 93 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 71 (1.53%) Windows 7
7 49 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 36 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (0.67%) AIX
10 29 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.47%) Windows Vista
13 20 (0.43%) Solaris
14 15 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.24%) SUSE
17 9 (0.19%) HPUX
18 6 (0.13%) CentOS
19 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
19 5 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 974 (20.98%) E-Commerce
2 689 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 680 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
4 596 (12.84%) Project Management
5 351 (7.56%) Business Analysis
6 269 (5.79%) PRINCE2
7 256 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
8 249 (5.36%) Scrum
9 246 (5.30%) Migration
10 204 (4.39%) Change Management
11 198 (4.26%) ITIL
12 182 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 169 (3.64%) Coaching
14 167 (3.60%) ERP
15 151 (3.25%) Waterfall
16 150 (3.23%) CRM
17 149 (3.21%) Data Modelling
18 141 (3.04%) Analytics
19 125 (2.69%) TDD
20 120 (2.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 433 (9.33%) SQL
2 286 (6.16%) Java
3 269 (5.79%) JavaScript
4 155 (3.34%) C#
5 66 (1.42%) VBA
6 58 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 49 (1.06%) C
8 37 (0.80%) PHP
8 37 (0.80%) Python
9 35 (0.75%) VB
10 33 (0.71%) Perl
10 33 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 31 (0.67%) PowerShell
12 30 (0.65%) Groovy
12 30 (0.65%) Objective-C
13 28 (0.60%) Ruby
14 26 (0.56%) PL/SQL
15 19 (0.41%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.37%) ABAP
16 17 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 168 (3.62%) Degree
2 68 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 59 (1.27%) ISEB
4 52 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 35 (0.75%) PMP
6 33 (0.71%) CISSP
7 29 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (0.41%) CCNP
10 19 (0.41%) ISTQB
11 15 (0.32%) CISA
12 14 (0.30%) CISM
12 14 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.30%) Security Cleared
13 13 (0.28%) CCNA
13 13 (0.28%) CCDP
14 12 (0.26%) APMP
15 10 (0.22%) CRISC
16 9 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (2.69%) QA
2 42 (0.90%) SLA
3 36 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.28%) COBIT
7 9 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.15%) COREP
9 6 (0.13%) EMIR
9 6 (0.13%) Basel III
9 6 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.11%) FATCA
11 4 (0.086%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.086%) FINREP
12 3 (0.065%) Basel II
13 2 (0.043%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.043%) COSO
13 2 (0.043%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.043%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.022%) UCITS
System Software
1 108 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 44 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.34%) vSphere
5 8 (0.17%) Firmware
6 6 (0.13%) RACF
6 6 (0.13%) XenApp
6 6 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.13%) NFS
7 4 (0.086%) KVM
7 4 (0.086%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.086%) FreeRADIUS
7 4 (0.086%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.065%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.065%) Docker
8 3 (0.065%) GPFS
8 3 (0.065%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.065%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.065%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.043%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 46 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (0.82%) SCCM
3 31 (0.67%) Puppet
4 21 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.34%) SCOM
6 9 (0.19%) Ansible
7 8 (0.17%) OPNET
8 7 (0.15%) Nessus
8 7 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.15%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.11%) Nagios
9 5 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.086%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.086%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.065%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.065%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.065%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 473 (10.19%) Oracle
2 375 (8.08%) Microsoft
3 286 (6.16%) SAP
4 164 (3.53%) IBM
5 106 (2.28%) ATG
6 100 (2.15%) Cisco
7 86 (1.85%) VMware
8 70 (1.51%) hybris
9 65 (1.40%) HP
10 61 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
11 53 (1.14%) Citrix
11 53 (1.14%) Endeca
12 52 (1.12%) Business Objects
13 51 (1.10%) Adobe
14 39 (0.84%) Teradata
15 38 (0.82%) CheckPoint
16 36 (0.78%) Cognos
17 32 (0.69%) Google
18 31 (0.67%) Perforce
19 28 (0.60%) Red Hat
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £520.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £400-420 a day 12 months+
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £315.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Talent Crew
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £65000.00 - £73000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £315 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago