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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 40 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 2077 2002 2062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.40% 4.34% 4.65%
As % of the General category 11.42% 11.20% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1323 1374 1433
Average daily rate £425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £398
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.75 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +49.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.38 £66.95 £18.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
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
18182 17872 18059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.53% 38.78% 40.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11922 11662 11396
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 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £611 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 412 573
Average hourly rate £31.42 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 1026 £450 +2.85% 422
South East +6 289 £400 -5.88% 109
North West -3 169 £400 +9.21% 79
East Midlands +11 160 £375 -8.53% 65
East of England -5 120 £438 +6.06% 48
Yorkshire -18 113 £423 +6.69% 64
West Midlands +9 97 £400 +3.22% 62
South West -37 73 £400 -8.57% 58
Midlands +6 16 £500 +17.64% 2
North East -23 9 £493 +23.12% 6
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1091 (26.45%) Finance
2 965 (23.39%) Banking
3 831 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
4 766 (18.57%) E-Commerce
5 669 (16.22%) Retail Banking
6 643 (15.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 467 (11.32%) Project Management
8 424 (10.28%) SQL
9 398 (9.65%) Oracle
10 354 (8.58%) HTML
11 350 (8.48%) Java
12 309 (7.49%) JavaScript
13 297 (7.20%) Microsoft
14 287 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
15 281 (6.81%) CSS
16 263 (6.38%) Windows
17 252 (6.11%) Business Analysis
18 222 (5.38%) SAP
19 215 (5.21%) Scrum
20 214 (5.19%) Marketing
21 207 (5.02%) Analytics
21 207 (5.02%) SQL Server
22 206 (4.99%) Migration
23 199 (4.82%) Change Management
24 196 (4.75%) PRINCE2
25 190 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
25 190 (4.61%) HTML5
26 183 (4.44%) Telecoms
27 181 (4.39%) MS Excel
27 181 (4.39%) User Experience

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 110 (2.67%) WebSphere
2 103 (2.50%) CMS
3 98 (2.38%) SAS
4 56 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 47 (1.14%) Node.js
6 31 (0.75%) Apache
6 31 (0.75%) JBoss
7 27 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 24 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 23 (0.56%) IIS
10 22 (0.53%) Apache Solr
11 21 (0.51%) Confluence
11 21 (0.51%) IBM Notes
12 18 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
13 17 (0.41%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.39%) Apache Spark
14 16 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
15 14 (0.34%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.27%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 181 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 95 (2.30%) MS Office
3 63 (1.53%) MS Project
4 44 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 40 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
7 35 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.22%) Fireworks
9 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.12%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.12%) SPSS
11 4 (0.097%) InDesign
12 3 (0.073%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 83 (2.01%) Oracle Retail
2 57 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (1.09%) Magento
4 38 (0.92%) SAP Retail
5 29 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
6 20 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
8 17 (0.41%) Eikon
8 17 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 16 (0.39%) SAP FI
10 15 (0.36%) SAP CO
11 14 (0.34%) Fredhopper
11 14 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
12 13 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
13 12 (0.29%) Bankmaster
13 12 (0.29%) Finacle
13 12 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
13 12 (0.29%) Temenos T24
14 9 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
15 8 (0.19%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 61 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (1.41%) SaaS
3 37 (0.90%) Office 365
4 31 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (0.61%) Google Analytics
6 16 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.29%) PaaS
8 10 (0.24%) GitHub
9 8 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.17%) IaaS
11 6 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.097%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.097%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.097%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.097%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.097%) Yammer
13 3 (0.073%) Force.com
13 3 (0.073%) Route 53
13 3 (0.073%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.43%) Firewall
2 54 (1.31%) Internet
3 50 (1.21%) WAN
4 39 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 38 (0.92%) LAN
6 33 (0.80%) SAN
7 28 (0.68%) MPLS
8 24 (0.58%) Network Security
9 21 (0.51%) DNS
10 20 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (0.46%) VoIP
12 16 (0.39%) Wireless
13 13 (0.32%) Intranet
13 13 (0.32%) VPN
14 10 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (0.24%) SNMP
15 9 (0.22%) NAS
16 8 (0.19%) BGP
16 8 (0.19%) DHCP
16 8 (0.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 143 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (1.70%) Big Data
4 66 (1.60%) DB2
5 65 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 62 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 61 (1.48%) MySQL
8 59 (1.43%) Oracle Database
9 53 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
10 50 (1.21%) Relational Database
11 46 (1.12%) Hadoop
12 41 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 37 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (0.61%) MongoDB
15 25 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
16 20 (0.48%) Apache Hive
16 20 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
17 19 (0.46%) NoSQL
18 17 (0.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 112 (2.72%) Git (software)
2 98 (2.38%) JIRA
3 78 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 72 (1.75%) Selenium
5 50 (1.21%) Maven
6 48 (1.16%) Subversion
7 37 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (0.80%) WebDriver
9 32 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 29 (0.70%) Visual Studio
11 28 (0.68%) Ant
11 28 (0.68%) JUnit
12 26 (0.63%) Eclipse
13 18 (0.44%) Grunt
13 18 (0.44%) NUnit
14 17 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 16 (0.39%) Mockito
16 15 (0.36%) Appium
16 15 (0.36%) SoapUI
17 14 (0.34%) Hudson
General
1 1091 (26.45%) Finance
2 965 (23.39%) Banking
3 669 (16.22%) Retail Banking
4 214 (5.19%) Marketing
5 183 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 105 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 67 (1.62%) Legal
8 53 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 40 (0.97%) Advertising
9 40 (0.97%) Billing
9 40 (0.97%) Games
10 29 (0.70%) Publishing
11 28 (0.68%) Front Office
12 27 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
12 27 (0.65%) Electronics
13 26 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.58%) Law
15 22 (0.53%) Back Office
16 19 (0.46%) Private Banking
17 15 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1090 (26.42%) Analyst
2 616 (14.93%) Developer
3 612 (14.84%) Project Manager
4 572 (13.87%) Business Analyst
5 487 (11.81%) Architect
6 253 (6.13%) Solutions Architect
7 242 (5.87%) Consultant
8 152 (3.68%) Test Analyst
9 151 (3.66%) Banking Analyst
10 148 (3.59%) Retail Business Analyst
11 130 (3.15%) Designer
12 111 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
13 109 (2.64%) IT Manager
14 105 (2.55%) Programme Manager
15 95 (2.30%) Java Developer
16 87 (2.11%) Senior Manager
17 82 (1.99%) IT Project Manager
18 76 (1.84%) E-Commerce Analyst
19 72 (1.75%) Test Manager
20 70 (1.70%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (8.58%) HTML
2 281 (6.81%) CSS
3 190 (4.61%) HTML5
4 180 (4.36%) .NET
5 127 (3.08%) jQuery
6 122 (2.96%) AngularJS
7 120 (2.91%) CSS3
8 119 (2.88%) Web Services
9 107 (2.59%) XML
10 100 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 99 (2.40%) J2EE
12 96 (2.33%) Spring
13 80 (1.94%) REST
14 74 (1.79%) ASP.NET
15 73 (1.77%) RESTful
16 71 (1.72%) SOAP
17 67 (1.62%) Middleware
18 64 (1.55%) JSON
19 50 (1.21%) Sass
20 48 (1.16%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 287 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (4.39%) User Experience
3 138 (3.35%) Mobile App
4 103 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 103 (2.50%) EPoS
5 65 (1.58%) FMCG
6 59 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 58 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 57 (1.38%) iPad
9 53 (1.28%) Credit Risk
10 40 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
11 38 (0.92%) Mainframe
12 37 (0.90%) Algorithms
13 35 (0.85%) Online Banking
14 31 (0.75%) Mathematics
14 31 (0.75%) Statistics
15 30 (0.73%) Social Media
16 29 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 28 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
18 26 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 263 (6.38%) Windows
2 162 (3.93%) Linux
3 161 (3.90%) Unix
4 68 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 62 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 53 (1.28%) Windows 7
7 52 (1.26%) Android
8 36 (0.87%) Windows XP
9 32 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (0.73%) AIX
12 28 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.22%) Windows NT
15 8 (0.19%) MVS
15 8 (0.19%) zOS
16 6 (0.15%) Solaris
17 5 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
2 766 (18.57%) E-Commerce
3 643 (15.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 467 (11.32%) Project Management
5 252 (6.11%) Business Analysis
6 215 (5.21%) Scrum
7 207 (5.02%) Analytics
8 206 (4.99%) Migration
9 199 (4.82%) Change Management
10 196 (4.75%) PRINCE2
11 190 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
12 164 (3.98%) ERP
13 153 (3.71%) ITIL
14 152 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
15 151 (3.66%) CRM
16 150 (3.64%) Waterfall
17 140 (3.39%) TDD
18 130 (3.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 129 (3.13%) SOA
20 128 (3.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 424 (10.28%) SQL
2 350 (8.48%) Java
3 309 (7.49%) JavaScript
4 155 (3.76%) C#
5 63 (1.53%) PHP
6 48 (1.16%) T-SQL
7 42 (1.02%) Python
8 35 (0.85%) C
8 35 (0.85%) VBA
9 32 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 27 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 25 (0.61%) Scala
12 24 (0.58%) C++
12 24 (0.58%) VB
13 20 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 20 (0.48%) COBOL
14 18 (0.44%) Ruby
15 17 (0.41%) Groovy
15 17 (0.41%) Perl
15 17 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 167 (4.05%) Degree
2 81 (1.96%) ISEB
3 57 (1.38%) PMI Certification
4 54 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 53 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 43 (1.04%) PMP
7 41 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (0.73%) Security Cleared
9 29 (0.70%) CISSP
10 27 (0.65%) CCNP
11 25 (0.61%) CISM
11 25 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 24 (0.58%) CISA
13 19 (0.46%) SC Cleared
14 18 (0.44%) CCIE
15 16 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.34%) CCNA
16 14 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (4.24%) QA
2 61 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 52 (1.26%) SLA
4 35 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 31 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (0.70%) COBIT
7 11 (0.27%) SEPA
8 9 (0.22%) MiFID
9 8 (0.19%) FATCA
10 7 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.12%) COREP
13 4 (0.097%) Basel II
13 4 (0.097%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.073%) COSO
14 3 (0.073%) EMIR
14 3 (0.073%) FINREP
14 3 (0.073%) SDET
14 3 (0.073%) TickIT
14 3 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 98 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 58 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.32%) Docker
5 12 (0.29%) vSphere
6 8 (0.19%) HDFS
6 8 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (0.15%) KVM
8 5 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (0.097%) GPFS
9 4 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.073%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.073%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.048%) Varnish
11 2 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.048%) Xen
12 1 (0.024%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.024%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.024%) XenApp
12 1 (0.024%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (1.07%) Puppet
2 42 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (0.63%) Ansible
5 17 (0.41%) SCCM
5 17 (0.41%) Tivoli
6 9 (0.22%) CA Wily
6 9 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.17%) AirWatch
7 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (0.15%) Control-M
8 6 (0.15%) Nagios
8 6 (0.15%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 5 (0.12%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.12%) SCOM
10 4 (0.097%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.073%) DBAmp
11 3 (0.073%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 398 (9.65%) Oracle
2 297 (7.20%) Microsoft
3 222 (5.38%) SAP
4 121 (2.93%) IBM
5 92 (2.23%) hybris
6 86 (2.08%) ATG
7 84 (2.04%) VMware
8 59 (1.43%) Adobe
9 56 (1.36%) Cisco
10 49 (1.19%) Google
11 48 (1.16%) HP
12 43 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
13 41 (0.99%) Tableau
14 36 (0.87%) Apple
14 36 (0.87%) Red Hat
15 35 (0.85%) Endeca
15 35 (0.85%) JDA
16 26 (0.63%) Citrix
17 25 (0.61%) Lotus
18 23 (0.56%) Demandware
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day all inclusive
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
North London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £32000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters Technology - Philip Morris
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £202.00 - £203.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £413.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £355.00 - £356.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 750 - 850
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Stratospherec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday