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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 35 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 2385 2334 2202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.79% 4.81% 5.22%
As % of the General category 12.27% 12.09% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1532 1580 1448
Average daily rate
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£425 £414 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 61
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -
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
19444 19306 18054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.05% 39.75% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12253 12125 11252
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 582 590
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +1 1172 £425 - 435
South East -5 338 £425 +6.25% 128
North West +12 174 £425 +6.25% 109
Yorkshire -4 170 £396 +9.61% 90
East of England -7 168 £450 +5.88% 56
South West +11 151 £440 +4.45% 60
East Midlands +6 106 £425 +0.59% 64
West Midlands +11 82 £375 -7.97% 42
North East +12 10 £600 +57.89% 4
Midlands +1 5 £425 - 6
South Coast - 5 £400 -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1287 (29.57%) Finance
2 997 (22.91%) Banking
3 866 (19.90%) E-Commerce
4 741 (17.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 713 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
6 692 (15.90%) Retail Banking
7 665 (15.28%) Project Management
8 472 (10.85%) Oracle
9 422 (9.70%) Microsoft
10 404 (9.28%) SQL
11 317 (7.28%) Business Analysis
12 297 (6.82%) PRINCE2
13 294 (6.76%) HTML
14 287 (6.59%) Java
15 285 (6.55%) SAP
16 282 (6.48%) Windows
17 273 (6.27%) MS Excel
18 271 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
19 265 (6.09%) Marketing
20 256 (5.88%) Scrum
21 254 (5.84%) .NET
22 246 (5.65%) Migration
23 242 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
24 217 (4.99%) SQL Server
24 217 (4.99%) JavaScript
25 215 (4.94%) CRM
26 209 (4.80%) CSS
27 186 (4.27%) Analytics
28 179 (4.11%) Change Management
29 175 (4.02%) Linux

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 116 (2.67%) WebSphere
2 98 (2.25%) CMS
3 79 (1.82%) SAS
4 61 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 38 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 34 (0.78%) MS Exchange
7 32 (0.74%) JBoss
8 30 (0.69%) IIS
9 27 (0.62%) Apache
10 24 (0.55%) Node.js
11 18 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
11 18 (0.41%) Tomcat
12 17 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
12 17 (0.39%) Apache Solr
12 17 (0.39%) Confluence
13 15 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (0.32%) Lync
14 14 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (0.32%) NetWeaver
15 13 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 273 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 167 (3.84%) MS Office
3 147 (3.38%) MS Project
4 112 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 75 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 68 (1.56%) Photoshop
7 25 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.37%) SPSS
9 14 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
11 12 (0.28%) Fireworks
12 10 (0.23%) PowerPivot
13 9 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 8 (0.18%) InDesign
15 5 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
16 3 (0.069%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.069%) Acrobat
17 2 (0.046%) Maya
17 2 (0.046%) Quicktime
17 2 (0.046%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 127 (2.92%) Oracle Retail
2 50 (1.15%) Magento
3 49 (1.13%) SAP Retail
4 39 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
5 26 (0.60%) SAP FI
6 24 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
7 23 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
8 21 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 18 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
10 17 (0.39%) Google Analytics
11 16 (0.37%) SAP ERP
12 15 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
12 15 (0.34%) SAP CO
13 14 (0.32%) SAP SD
14 13 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
15 12 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
16 10 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
17 9 (0.21%) SiteCatalyst
18 8 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
18 8 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 33 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 33 (0.76%) SaaS
2 21 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (0.39%) Office 365
4 15 (0.34%) Force.com
5 9 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.092%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.092%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.069%) SoftLayer
7 3 (0.069%) PaaS
8 2 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.046%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.046%) GitHub
8 2 (0.046%) IaaS
8 2 (0.046%) Yammer
8 2 (0.046%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.023%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.023%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.023%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.023%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 61 (1.40%) Internet
2 47 (1.08%) Firewall
3 40 (0.92%) WAN
4 38 (0.87%) LAN
5 33 (0.76%) HTTP
6 31 (0.71%) DNS
7 30 (0.69%) TCP/IP
8 26 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (0.51%) Wireless
9 22 (0.51%) BGP
9 22 (0.51%) ATM
9 22 (0.51%) FTP
10 19 (0.44%) VPN
10 19 (0.44%) EIGRP
10 19 (0.44%) Network Security
11 17 (0.39%) SAN
11 17 (0.39%) DHCP
11 17 (0.39%) VoIP
12 16 (0.37%) DMZ
12 16 (0.37%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 156 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 65 (1.49%) DB2
6 60 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 57 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 55 (1.26%) MySQL
9 50 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 45 (1.03%) Big Data
11 44 (1.01%) Hadoop
12 36 (0.83%) Relational Database
13 31 (0.71%) OLAP
14 30 (0.69%) Data Mining
15 27 (0.62%) MS Access
15 27 (0.62%) Base SAS
16 26 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
17 24 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
18 23 (0.53%) SAP BW
19 21 (0.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 77 (1.77%) JIRA
2 63 (1.45%) Selenium
3 51 (1.17%) Subversion
3 51 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 41 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (0.85%) Ant
6 30 (0.69%) Maven
6 30 (0.69%) Axure RP
7 29 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 29 (0.67%) Visual Studio
8 27 (0.62%) WebDriver
9 20 (0.46%) JUnit
10 15 (0.34%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.32%) SoapUI
11 14 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
11 14 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
12 13 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 11 (0.25%) SpecFlow
13 11 (0.25%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.23%) JMeter
General
1 1287 (29.57%) Finance
2 997 (22.91%) Banking
3 692 (15.90%) Retail Banking
4 265 (6.09%) Marketing
5 164 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 137 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 90 (2.07%) Legal
8 60 (1.38%) Back Office
9 59 (1.36%) Investment Banking
10 52 (1.19%) Games
11 51 (1.17%) Financial Institution
12 34 (0.78%) Billing
13 33 (0.76%) Advertising
14 26 (0.60%) Front Office
15 24 (0.55%) Electronics
15 24 (0.55%) Law
16 18 (0.41%) Publishing
16 18 (0.41%) Automotive
16 18 (0.41%) German Language
17 16 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1121 (25.76%) Analyst
2 752 (17.28%) Project Manager
3 694 (15.95%) Business Analyst
4 526 (12.09%) Developer
5 461 (10.59%) Architect
6 258 (5.93%) Consultant
7 232 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
8 128 (2.94%) Designer
9 125 (2.87%) Programme Manager
10 96 (2.21%) Test Analyst
11 95 (2.18%) Senior Analyst
12 83 (1.91%) Senior Manager
13 74 (1.70%) Data Analyst
14 68 (1.56%) SAP Consultant
15 66 (1.52%) .NET Developer
15 66 (1.52%) Senior Business Analyst
16 63 (1.45%) Senior Project Manager
17 59 (1.36%) IT Project Manager
18 58 (1.33%) Tester
19 55 (1.26%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (6.76%) HTML
2 254 (5.84%) .NET
3 209 (4.80%) CSS
4 137 (3.15%) Web Services
5 106 (2.44%) XML
6 93 (2.14%) HTML5
7 88 (2.02%) jQuery
8 86 (1.98%) J2EE
9 75 (1.72%) SOAP
10 74 (1.70%) ASP.NET
11 66 (1.52%) RESTful
12 64 (1.47%) CSS3
13 57 (1.31%) Middleware
13 57 (1.31%) .NET Framework
14 48 (1.10%) Spring
14 48 (1.10%) AngularJS
15 39 (0.90%) REST
15 39 (0.90%) XSD
16 32 (0.74%) JSP
16 32 (0.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 271 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (3.98%) User Experience
3 93 (2.14%) FMCG
3 93 (2.14%) EPoS
4 90 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 71 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 60 (1.38%) iPad
7 47 (1.08%) Social Media
8 46 (1.06%) Open Source
9 42 (0.97%) Credit Risk
10 39 (0.90%) Online Banking
11 34 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 31 (0.71%) Visualisation
13 27 (0.62%) Clustering
14 25 (0.57%) PMI
15 24 (0.55%) Computer Science
15 24 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
16 23 (0.53%) Statistics
17 22 (0.51%) Equities
17 22 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 282 (6.48%) Windows
2 175 (4.02%) Linux
3 115 (2.64%) UNIX
4 81 (1.86%) Windows 7
5 64 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 64 (1.47%) Android
6 37 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 27 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (0.46%) AIX
10 19 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.34%) Solaris
12 12 (0.28%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.14%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.11%) HPUX
15 4 (0.092%) OS/400
15 4 (0.092%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 866 (19.90%) E-Commerce
2 741 (17.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 713 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
4 665 (15.28%) Project Management
5 317 (7.28%) Business Analysis
6 297 (6.82%) PRINCE2
7 256 (5.88%) Scrum
8 246 (5.65%) Migration
9 242 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 215 (4.94%) CRM
11 186 (4.27%) Analytics
12 179 (4.11%) Change Management
13 170 (3.91%) Data Modelling
14 164 (3.77%) Waterfall
15 163 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
15 163 (3.75%) ITIL
16 139 (3.19%) ERP
17 120 (2.76%) SOA
17 120 (2.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 119 (2.73%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 404 (9.28%) SQL
2 287 (6.59%) Java
3 217 (4.99%) JavaScript
4 163 (3.75%) C#
5 55 (1.26%) VBA
6 51 (1.17%) C
6 51 (1.17%) T-SQL
7 50 (1.15%) PHP
8 40 (0.92%) PL/SQL
9 37 (0.85%) VB
9 37 (0.85%) Python
10 30 (0.69%) Shell Script
11 27 (0.62%) Perl
12 25 (0.57%) R
13 22 (0.51%) Ruby
14 21 (0.48%) PowerShell
15 19 (0.44%) Groovy
16 18 (0.41%) C++
17 16 (0.37%) Objective-C
18 15 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 172 (3.95%) Degree
2 87 (2.00%) ISEB
3 76 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 47 (1.08%) PMI Certification
5 36 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 32 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (0.67%) PMP
8 26 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (0.51%) Security Cleared
9 22 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 19 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.44%) CCNP
10 19 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.41%) CCNA
12 17 (0.39%) SC Cleared
13 14 (0.32%) CISSP
14 13 (0.30%) CCDP
15 9 (0.21%) ACCA
16 8 (0.18%) MCP
16 8 (0.18%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (3.63%) QA
2 39 (0.90%) PCI DSS
2 39 (0.90%) SLA
3 29 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.46%) ISO 9000
5 16 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.32%) COBIT
8 13 (0.30%) FATCA
9 11 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.14%) Basel II
11 5 (0.11%) EMIR
11 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.11%) COREP
12 4 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 3 (0.069%) FINREP
14 2 (0.046%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.046%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.046%) ISO 8583
14 2 (0.046%) COSO
System Software
1 108 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 44 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.23%) Firmware
5 6 (0.14%) vSphere
6 5 (0.11%) PowerHA
6 5 (0.11%) HDFS
7 4 (0.092%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.069%) RACF
8 3 (0.069%) GPFS
8 3 (0.069%) Docker
9 2 (0.046%) NFS
9 2 (0.046%) SRDF
9 2 (0.046%) vCloud
9 2 (0.046%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.046%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.046%) XenApp
9 2 (0.046%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.023%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 42 (0.97%) SCCM
2 33 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (0.62%) Puppet
4 22 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.46%) SCOM
6 9 (0.21%) Nagios
6 9 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.16%) OPNET
8 7 (0.16%) Ansible
9 6 (0.14%) Nessus
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.11%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.092%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.092%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.092%) Tivoli NetView
11 4 (0.092%) MOM
11 4 (0.092%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.069%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 472 (10.85%) Oracle
2 422 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 285 (6.55%) SAP
4 107 (2.46%) hybris
5 105 (2.41%) IBM
6 84 (1.93%) ATG
7 76 (1.75%) VMware
8 72 (1.65%) Cisco
9 68 (1.56%) Adobe
10 47 (1.08%) Citrix
11 44 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
12 43 (0.99%) HP
12 43 (0.99%) Business Objects
13 39 (0.90%) Google
14 37 (0.85%) Teradata
15 35 (0.80%) Endeca
16 34 (0.78%) Cognos
17 29 (0.67%) Red Hat
18 26 (0.60%) RedPrairie
18 26 (0.60%) Sitecore
London
Red - The Global SAP Solutions Provider
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Hourly rates based on experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £380.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £470 - £485 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago