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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 40 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 2350 2332 2178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.64% 4.76% 5.16%
As % of the General category 12.04% 12.14% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1516 1533 1396
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £571 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 59
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.01 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £51.00 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-30.15% +40.00%
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
19514 19202 18112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.55% 39.19% 42.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12355 12225 11189
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 £283 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 539 598
Average hourly rate £22.35 £23.86 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.30% -4.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.88%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +3 1221 £425 - 439
South East -7 309 £405 +6.57% 107
East of England -6 175 £450 +6.50% 48
North West +9 162 £450 +12.50% 80
Yorkshire -13 143 £400 +5.26% 64
South West +6 121 £413 -1.66% 62
East Midlands +3 110 £400 -1.53% 51
West Midlands +17 93 £400 +4.23% 49
North East -5 8 £390 +0.64% 8
Midlands -3 4 £531 - 4
South Coast +4 3 £200 -57.89%
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1249 (28.70%) Finance
2 988 (22.70%) Banking
3 879 (20.20%) E-Commerce
4 771 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 761 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
6 672 (15.44%) Project Management
7 666 (15.30%) Retail Banking
8 457 (10.50%) Oracle
9 415 (9.54%) SQL
10 406 (9.33%) Microsoft
11 318 (7.31%) Java
12 304 (6.99%) PRINCE2
13 302 (6.94%) HTML
14 296 (6.80%) Business Analysis
15 281 (6.46%) Marketing
16 280 (6.43%) SAP
17 277 (6.36%) Windows
18 276 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
19 266 (6.11%) Scrum
20 253 (5.81%) MS Excel
21 252 (5.79%) .NET
22 240 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
23 232 (5.33%) SQL Server
24 230 (5.28%) JavaScript
25 227 (5.22%) Migration
26 221 (5.08%) CRM
27 206 (4.73%) CSS
28 185 (4.25%) Change Management
29 178 (4.09%) C#
29 178 (4.09%) User Experience

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 150 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 87 (2.00%) CMS
3 72 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 70 (1.61%) SAS
5 34 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 30 (0.69%) JBoss
6 30 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 29 (0.67%) Apache
8 27 (0.62%) IIS
8 27 (0.62%) Apache Solr
9 25 (0.57%) Node.js
10 22 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 20 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
12 19 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 19 (0.44%) Confluence
13 18 (0.41%) Lync
14 14 (0.32%) NetWeaver
14 14 (0.32%) Commerce Server
15 13 (0.30%) Drupal
16 12 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 253 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 169 (3.88%) MS Office
3 153 (3.52%) MS Project
4 102 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 73 (1.68%) Photoshop
6 68 (1.56%) MS Visio
7 30 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.32%) SPSS
9 14 (0.32%) PowerPivot
10 12 (0.28%) Fireworks
10 12 (0.28%) InDesign
11 11 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
12 9 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.069%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.046%) Quicktime
15 2 (0.046%) Final Cut Pro
15 2 (0.046%) CINEMA 4D
15 2 (0.046%) Maya
Business Applications
1 108 (2.48%) Oracle Retail
2 48 (1.10%) Magento
3 46 (1.06%) SAP Retail
4 35 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
5 30 (0.69%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
7 18 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
7 18 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
7 18 (0.41%) SAP CO
8 16 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 16 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
9 15 (0.34%) SAP ERP
10 13 (0.30%) SAP SD
10 13 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.16%) SAP MM
12 7 (0.16%) Summit
12 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
13 6 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
13 6 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 34 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (0.74%) SaaS
4 26 (0.60%) Office 365
5 19 (0.44%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.32%) Force.com
7 8 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.11%) PaaS
10 4 (0.092%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.069%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.069%) Yammer
12 2 (0.046%) Google Checkout
12 2 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.046%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.046%) IaaS
13 1 (0.023%) GitHub
13 1 (0.023%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.023%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.19%) Internet
2 43 (0.99%) Firewall
3 42 (0.97%) DNS
3 42 (0.97%) HTTP
4 39 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 37 (0.85%) LAN
6 34 (0.78%) WAN
7 27 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
8 26 (0.60%) Wireless
9 19 (0.44%) VPN
10 18 (0.41%) HTTPS
11 17 (0.39%) FTP
11 17 (0.39%) Intranet
11 17 (0.39%) ATM
12 16 (0.37%) DHCP
12 16 (0.37%) SAN
13 13 (0.30%) DMZ
13 13 (0.30%) VoIP
13 13 (0.30%) BGP
14 12 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 158 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
3 92 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 68 (1.56%) DB2
5 66 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 57 (1.31%) MySQL
7 56 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 41 (0.94%) Big Data
10 36 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
10 36 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 36 (0.83%) Relational Database
11 33 (0.76%) OLAP
12 31 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (0.60%) SAP BW
14 23 (0.53%) MS Access
14 23 (0.53%) NoSQL
15 22 (0.51%) Base SAS
16 21 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 80 (1.84%) JIRA
2 65 (1.49%) Selenium
3 50 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 49 (1.13%) Subversion
5 47 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (0.80%) Jenkins
7 30 (0.69%) Visual Studio
8 29 (0.67%) Ant
8 29 (0.67%) WebDriver
8 29 (0.67%) Axure RP
9 27 (0.62%) JUnit
10 25 (0.57%) Maven
11 19 (0.44%) LoadRunner
12 17 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
13 15 (0.34%) Cucumber
14 14 (0.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 14 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
15 12 (0.28%) SoapUI
15 12 (0.28%) SpecFlow
15 12 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 1249 (28.70%) Finance
2 988 (22.70%) Banking
3 666 (15.30%) Retail Banking
4 281 (6.46%) Marketing
5 172 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 126 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 84 (1.93%) Legal
8 64 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 57 (1.31%) Back Office
10 52 (1.19%) Games
11 47 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 38 (0.87%) Billing
13 37 (0.85%) Advertising
14 32 (0.74%) Law
15 28 (0.64%) Front Office
16 25 (0.57%) Electronics
17 24 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
18 22 (0.51%) Publishing
19 18 (0.41%) Automotive
20 17 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1106 (25.41%) Analyst
2 764 (17.56%) Project Manager
3 683 (15.69%) Business Analyst
4 556 (12.78%) Developer
5 443 (10.18%) Architect
6 236 (5.42%) Consultant
7 228 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
8 123 (2.83%) Designer
9 121 (2.78%) Programme Manager
10 108 (2.48%) Test Analyst
11 101 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
12 91 (2.09%) Senior Manager
13 74 (1.70%) Data Analyst
14 69 (1.59%) Senior Project Manager
15 67 (1.54%) .NET Developer
16 66 (1.52%) Senior Business Analyst
16 66 (1.52%) Tester
17 65 (1.49%) SAP Consultant
18 63 (1.45%) IT Project Manager
19 55 (1.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (6.94%) HTML
2 252 (5.79%) .NET
3 206 (4.73%) CSS
4 146 (3.35%) Web Services
5 118 (2.71%) XML
6 100 (2.30%) J2EE
7 97 (2.23%) HTML5
8 89 (2.05%) ASP.NET
9 88 (2.02%) jQuery
10 70 (1.61%) SOAP
11 68 (1.56%) CSS3
12 66 (1.52%) Middleware
13 64 (1.47%) RESTful
14 62 (1.42%) Spring
15 52 (1.19%) .NET Framework
15 52 (1.19%) AngularJS
16 43 (0.99%) REST
17 40 (0.92%) JSON
18 39 (0.90%) JSP
19 34 (0.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 276 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (4.09%) User Experience
3 102 (2.34%) FMCG
4 93 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 83 (1.91%) EPoS
6 81 (1.86%) Mobile App
7 55 (1.26%) iPad
8 49 (1.13%) Open Source
9 45 (1.03%) Social Media
10 39 (0.90%) Online Banking
11 35 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 31 (0.71%) Credit Risk
13 29 (0.67%) PMI
14 25 (0.57%) Clustering
15 23 (0.53%) Equities
15 23 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
15 23 (0.53%) Visualisation
16 21 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.46%) Mainframe
17 20 (0.46%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 277 (6.36%) Windows
2 165 (3.79%) Linux
3 125 (2.87%) UNIX
4 84 (1.93%) Windows 7
4 84 (1.93%) Apple iOS
5 78 (1.79%) Android
6 41 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (0.60%) Windows XP
9 25 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.46%) AIX
12 18 (0.41%) Solaris
13 9 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.16%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.14%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (20.20%) E-Commerce
2 771 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 761 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
4 672 (15.44%) Project Management
5 304 (6.99%) PRINCE2
6 296 (6.80%) Business Analysis
7 266 (6.11%) Scrum
8 240 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
9 227 (5.22%) Migration
10 221 (5.08%) CRM
11 185 (4.25%) Change Management
12 177 (4.07%) Analytics
13 170 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 170 (3.91%) ITIL
14 165 (3.79%) Waterfall
15 155 (3.56%) Data Modelling
16 129 (2.96%) ERP
17 124 (2.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 123 (2.83%) Risk Management
19 119 (2.73%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 415 (9.54%) SQL
2 318 (7.31%) Java
3 230 (5.28%) JavaScript
4 178 (4.09%) C#
5 54 (1.24%) T-SQL
6 51 (1.17%) PHP
7 48 (1.10%) C
8 47 (1.08%) VBA
9 46 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 36 (0.83%) Python
11 32 (0.74%) VB
12 31 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 24 (0.55%) C++
14 23 (0.53%) Perl
15 21 (0.48%) PowerShell
15 21 (0.48%) R
16 19 (0.44%) Objective-C
17 17 (0.39%) Ruby
18 15 (0.34%) ABAP
18 15 (0.34%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 165 (3.79%) Degree
2 91 (2.09%) ISEB
3 77 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 54 (1.24%) PMI Certification
5 39 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 35 (0.80%) PMP
7 31 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (0.51%) Security Cleared
9 20 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 20 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (0.46%) CCNA
9 20 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (0.39%) CISSP
10 17 (0.39%) CCNP
10 17 (0.39%) SC Cleared
11 15 (0.34%) ACCA
12 10 (0.23%) CISM
12 10 (0.23%) CCDP
13 8 (0.18%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (3.68%) QA
2 38 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 37 (0.85%) SLA
4 35 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.46%) ISO 9000
5 20 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.30%) COBIT
7 13 (0.30%) FATCA
8 9 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.18%) EMIR
10 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.092%) Basel II
12 3 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 3 (0.069%) Basel III
12 3 (0.069%) COREP
12 3 (0.069%) FINREP
13 2 (0.046%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.046%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.046%) COSO
System Software
1 103 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.18%) Firmware
5 7 (0.16%) vSphere
6 5 (0.11%) HDFS
7 4 (0.092%) PowerHA
7 4 (0.092%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.092%) XenApp
7 4 (0.092%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.069%) GPFS
8 3 (0.069%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.046%) vCloud
9 2 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.046%) NFS
9 2 (0.046%) XenServer
9 2 (0.046%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.046%) SRDF
10 1 (0.023%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 39 (0.90%) SCCM
2 35 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (0.57%) Puppet
4 18 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (0.39%) SCOM
6 11 (0.25%) Nagios
7 10 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.11%) Cacti
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.11%) OPNET
10 5 (0.11%) Nessus
10 5 (0.11%) Ansible
11 4 (0.092%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.092%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.092%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.092%) Tivoli NetView
11 4 (0.092%) MOM
Vendors
1 457 (10.50%) Oracle
2 406 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 280 (6.43%) SAP
4 130 (2.99%) hybris
5 110 (2.53%) IBM
6 85 (1.95%) ATG
7 79 (1.82%) Adobe
8 78 (1.79%) VMware
9 61 (1.40%) Cisco
10 49 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
11 48 (1.10%) Citrix
12 40 (0.92%) HP
13 39 (0.90%) Business Objects
14 38 (0.87%) Endeca
14 38 (0.87%) Google
15 35 (0.80%) Cognos
15 35 (0.80%) Teradata
16 33 (0.76%) Red Hat
17 28 (0.64%) RedPrairie
18 27 (0.62%) JDA
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
North London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £230 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £520 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £165 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Vadis People
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Vadis People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £415.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Camping and Caravanning Club
Rate: £19,000 - £23,000 + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago