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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 43 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 2003 2101 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.34% 4.72% 4.98%
As % of the General category 11.19% 11.47% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1391 1456 1323
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 63
Average hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.85 £34.48 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +19.23%
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
17896 18325 16739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.74% 41.20% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11755 11652 10175
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 559 653
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -15.00%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 -4 992 £438 -1.30% 429
South East -9 260 £430 +10.96% 130
Yorkshire -2 154 £396 +20.00% 94
South West +12 152 £430 +7.50% 59
East of England -7 140 £413 -2.94% 39
North West +5 139 £350 -6.66% 92
East Midlands +12 91 £410 +9.33% 56
West Midlands -25 52 £425 +13.33% 49
Midlands +12 11 £588 +30.55% 9
North East -12 7 £400 +5.26% 4
South Coast - 4 £400 -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1245 (28.10%) Finance
2 976 (22.03%) Banking
3 906 (20.45%) E-Commerce
4 678 (15.30%) Retail Banking
5 667 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 639 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
7 594 (13.41%) Project Management
8 445 (10.04%) Oracle
9 404 (9.12%) SQL
10 384 (8.67%) Microsoft
11 328 (7.40%) Business Analysis
12 312 (7.04%) HTML
13 305 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
14 299 (6.75%) SAP
15 273 (6.16%) PRINCE2
15 273 (6.16%) Java
16 265 (5.98%) Windows
17 253 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
18 247 (5.57%) MS Excel
18 247 (5.57%) Marketing
19 241 (5.44%) Migration
20 230 (5.19%) Scrum
21 229 (5.17%) JavaScript
22 221 (4.99%) CSS
23 220 (4.97%) .NET
24 213 (4.81%) SQL Server
25 193 (4.36%) ITIL
26 189 (4.27%) Linux
27 185 (4.18%) Change Management
28 173 (3.90%) Coaching

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 128 (2.89%) WebSphere
2 97 (2.19%) CMS
3 96 (2.17%) SAS
4 48 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 38 (0.86%) IIS
5 38 (0.86%) JBoss
6 37 (0.84%) Apache
7 36 (0.81%) WebLogic
8 33 (0.74%) Node.js
9 31 (0.70%) MS Exchange
10 23 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
11 20 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
13 15 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.25%) Lync
17 10 (0.23%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 247 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 165 (3.72%) MS Office
3 123 (2.78%) MS Project
4 112 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 70 (1.58%) Photoshop
6 68 (1.53%) MS Visio
7 36 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 16 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (0.34%) SPSS
11 11 (0.25%) Fireworks
12 8 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.16%) InDesign
14 4 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.068%) CINEMA 4D
15 3 (0.068%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.068%) Quicktime
16 2 (0.045%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.045%) Maya
16 2 (0.045%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 125 (2.82%) Oracle Retail
2 50 (1.13%) SAP Retail
3 37 (0.84%) Magento
4 30 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 26 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
6 25 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
7 23 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
8 20 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
8 20 (0.45%) SAP FI
9 15 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
10 14 (0.32%) SAP ERP
11 12 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
11 12 (0.27%) SAP CO
12 11 (0.25%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.23%) SAP MRS
14 9 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
15 8 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
15 8 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
16 7 (0.16%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 52 (1.17%) SaaS
2 32 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.41%) Office 365
5 17 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.32%) Force.com
7 5 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
8 4 (0.090%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.090%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.068%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.068%) GitHub
9 3 (0.068%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.045%) IaaS
10 2 (0.045%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.023%) Taleo
11 1 (0.023%) Route 53
11 1 (0.023%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (1.87%) Internet
2 48 (1.08%) Firewall
3 45 (1.02%) WAN
4 42 (0.95%) LAN
5 38 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 36 (0.81%) DNS
6 36 (0.81%) HTTP
7 34 (0.77%) Network Security
8 30 (0.68%) BGP
9 28 (0.63%) FTP
10 25 (0.56%) SAN
11 23 (0.52%) EIGRP
12 22 (0.50%) ATM
13 20 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (0.43%) Intranet
14 19 (0.43%) OSPF
14 19 (0.43%) VPN
15 18 (0.41%) SNMP
15 18 (0.41%) MPLS
16 17 (0.38%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 131 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (1.58%) DB2
5 59 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 49 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 46 (1.04%) MySQL
8 45 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 42 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 39 (0.88%) Relational Database
11 33 (0.74%) Big Data
11 33 (0.74%) Data Mining
12 31 (0.70%) OLAP
13 30 (0.68%) Base SAS
14 28 (0.63%) Hadoop
15 25 (0.56%) SAP BW
15 25 (0.56%) MS Access
16 21 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
17 19 (0.43%) MongoDB
17 19 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 65 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 53 (1.20%) JIRA
3 48 (1.08%) Subversion
4 45 (1.02%) Selenium
5 41 (0.93%) Ant
6 39 (0.88%) Maven
7 31 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (0.68%) Axure RP
9 29 (0.65%) Visual Studio
10 22 (0.50%) Jenkins
11 20 (0.45%) JUnit
12 16 (0.36%) Cucumber
12 16 (0.36%) WebDriver
13 15 (0.34%) SoapUI
13 15 (0.34%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
15 12 (0.27%) Toad
16 10 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
17 9 (0.20%) JMeter
17 9 (0.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 1245 (28.10%) Finance
2 976 (22.03%) Banking
3 678 (15.30%) Retail Banking
4 247 (5.57%) Marketing
5 149 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 147 (3.32%) Manufacturing
7 83 (1.87%) Back Office
8 81 (1.83%) Legal
9 49 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.08%) Games
11 39 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 36 (0.81%) Front Office
13 31 (0.70%) Billing
13 31 (0.70%) Advertising
14 26 (0.59%) Electronics
15 22 (0.50%) German Language
16 14 (0.32%) French Language
16 14 (0.32%) Publishing
16 14 (0.32%) Law
17 13 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1168 (26.36%) Analyst
2 764 (17.24%) Business Analyst
3 634 (14.31%) Project Manager
4 581 (13.11%) Developer
5 476 (10.74%) Architect
6 287 (6.48%) Consultant
7 225 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
8 126 (2.84%) Programme Manager
9 121 (2.73%) Designer
10 90 (2.03%) Senior Analyst
11 82 (1.85%) Test Analyst
12 80 (1.81%) Senior Manager
13 70 (1.58%) .NET Developer
14 69 (1.56%) Senior Business Analyst
15 66 (1.49%) Senior Project Manager
16 63 (1.42%) Front-End Developer
17 62 (1.40%) Data Analyst
18 61 (1.38%) Technical Architect
19 60 (1.35%) SAP Consultant
20 58 (1.31%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (7.04%) HTML
2 221 (4.99%) CSS
3 220 (4.97%) .NET
4 140 (3.16%) Web Services
5 127 (2.87%) HTML5
6 108 (2.44%) XML
7 98 (2.21%) J2EE
8 92 (2.08%) CSS3
9 90 (2.03%) jQuery
10 86 (1.94%) ASP.NET
11 64 (1.44%) SOAP
12 63 (1.42%) AngularJS
13 61 (1.38%) RESTful
13 61 (1.38%) Middleware
14 52 (1.17%) .NET Framework
15 50 (1.13%) Spring
16 43 (0.97%) XSD
17 41 (0.93%) Ajax
18 38 (0.86%) XSL
19 36 (0.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 305 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (3.77%) User Experience
3 102 (2.30%) EPoS
4 91 (2.05%) FMCG
5 76 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 73 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 68 (1.53%) iPad
8 60 (1.35%) Credit Risk
9 47 (1.06%) Social Media
10 37 (0.84%) Online Banking
11 35 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 33 (0.74%) Open Source
13 32 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
13 32 (0.72%) Data Structures
14 31 (0.70%) Clustering
15 27 (0.61%) Blackberry
16 26 (0.59%) Visualisation
17 25 (0.56%) Data Integration
18 24 (0.54%) Computer Science
19 23 (0.52%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 265 (5.98%) Windows
2 189 (4.27%) Linux
3 110 (2.48%) UNIX
4 82 (1.85%) Android
5 74 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 72 (1.62%) Windows 7
7 43 (0.97%) Windows XP
8 33 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (0.61%) AIX
10 26 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.43%) Windows Vista
13 18 (0.41%) Solaris
14 15 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.23%) SUSE
16 9 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.16%) HPUX
18 5 (0.11%) VMS
18 5 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 906 (20.45%) E-Commerce
2 667 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 639 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
4 594 (13.41%) Project Management
5 328 (7.40%) Business Analysis
6 273 (6.16%) PRINCE2
7 253 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
8 241 (5.44%) Migration
9 230 (5.19%) Scrum
10 193 (4.36%) ITIL
11 185 (4.18%) Change Management
12 173 (3.90%) Coaching
13 164 (3.70%) Waterfall
14 162 (3.66%) CRM
15 160 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 154 (3.48%) Data Modelling
17 149 (3.36%) Analytics
18 146 (3.29%) ERP
19 127 (2.87%) SOA
20 118 (2.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 404 (9.12%) SQL
2 273 (6.16%) Java
3 229 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 150 (3.39%) C#
5 63 (1.42%) VBA
6 57 (1.29%) T-SQL
7 52 (1.17%) C
8 40 (0.90%) VB
9 34 (0.77%) PHP
10 33 (0.74%) Python
11 31 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 30 (0.68%) Perl
13 28 (0.63%) PowerShell
14 25 (0.56%) Ruby
15 24 (0.54%) Groovy
16 23 (0.52%) PL/SQL
17 20 (0.45%) ABAP
18 18 (0.41%) Objective-C
19 17 (0.38%) VB.NET
19 17 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 160 (3.61%) Degree
2 75 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 66 (1.49%) ISEB
4 37 (0.84%) PMI Certification
5 31 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 24 (0.54%) Security Cleared
6 24 (0.54%) CISSP
7 23 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 22 (0.50%) PMP
9 20 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.34%) CISA
12 14 (0.32%) CCNP
12 14 (0.32%) SC Cleared
13 12 (0.27%) CISM
14 11 (0.25%) CCNA
15 10 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.23%) CCDP
15 10 (0.23%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (2.69%) QA
2 38 (0.86%) SLA
3 36 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 32 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.36%) ISO 9000
6 16 (0.36%) COBIT
7 11 (0.25%) FATCA
8 10 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.16%) COREP
10 6 (0.14%) Basel III
11 5 (0.11%) EMIR
11 5 (0.11%) FINREP
11 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 3 (0.068%) Basel II
14 2 (0.045%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.045%) COSO
14 2 (0.045%) CRD IV
System Software
1 97 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 44 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.38%) vSphere
5 13 (0.29%) Firmware
6 6 (0.14%) NFS
7 5 (0.11%) PowerHA
7 5 (0.11%) RACF
8 4 (0.090%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.090%) XenApp
8 4 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.090%) FreeRADIUS
8 4 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (0.090%) KVM
8 4 (0.090%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.068%) Docker
9 3 (0.068%) HDFS
9 3 (0.068%) GPFS
10 2 (0.045%) vCloud
10 2 (0.045%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 41 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (0.88%) SCCM
3 28 (0.63%) Puppet
4 18 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.36%) SCOM
6 8 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.18%) Ansible
7 6 (0.14%) Nessus
7 6 (0.14%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.090%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.090%) CA Wily
9 4 (0.090%) Tivoli NetView
9 4 (0.090%) Nagios
9 4 (0.090%) OPNET
9 4 (0.090%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.068%) MOM
Vendors
1 445 (10.04%) Oracle
2 384 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 299 (6.75%) SAP
4 139 (3.14%) IBM
5 89 (2.01%) Cisco
6 88 (1.99%) VMware
7 87 (1.96%) ATG
8 76 (1.72%) hybris
9 55 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 52 (1.17%) HP
11 50 (1.13%) Business Objects
12 48 (1.08%) Citrix
13 45 (1.02%) Adobe
14 44 (0.99%) Endeca
15 40 (0.90%) Teradata
16 33 (0.74%) CheckPoint
16 33 (0.74%) Cognos
16 33 (0.74%) Google
17 29 (0.65%) ServiceNow
18 28 (0.63%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Rainham, Essex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glastonbury, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glastonbury, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Zetman
Rate: From £400 to £600 per annum plus expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £60k - 65k per year + Benefits
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
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Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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