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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 33 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 2566 2240 2927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.94% 4.63% 5.41%
As % of the General category 12.75% 10.87% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1550 1927
Average daily rate
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£425 £414 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 24
Average hourly rate £14.04 £17.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.87 £9.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £38.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.17 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.86% +1.25%
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
20127 20598 23899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.73% 42.59% 44.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12601 13118 14504
Average daily rate £438 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 544 693
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.13 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% -14.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +6 1303 £450 +2.27% 394
South East -15 294 £388 -2.14% 139
East of England +11 204 £443 +10.62% 43
North West +3 185 £407 +8.40% 88
Yorkshire +2 155 £390 +4.00% 87
South West -10 138 £413 +4.29% 57
East Midlands -4 87 £425 +6.25% 34
West Midlands +4 85 £388 +2.64% 44
Midlands +10 22 £338 -10.00% 2
South Coast +9 4 - -
North East -42 3 £394 -26.74% 6
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 1246 (25.43%) Finance
2 1153 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 954 (19.47%) Banking
4 816 (16.65%) Agile Software Development
5 684 (13.96%) Retail Banking
6 679 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 590 (12.04%) Project Management
8 528 (10.78%) Oracle
9 471 (9.61%) SQL
10 416 (8.49%) HTML
11 346 (7.06%) Business Analysis
12 340 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
13 338 (6.90%) Java
14 318 (6.49%) Microsoft
15 313 (6.39%) JavaScript
16 298 (6.08%) SAP
17 288 (5.88%) PRINCE2
18 287 (5.86%) CSS
19 275 (5.61%) Marketing
20 262 (5.35%) SQL Server
21 259 (5.29%) Scrum
22 252 (5.14%) Change Management
23 249 (5.08%) Windows
24 242 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
25 229 (4.67%) ITIL
26 225 (4.59%) Degree
27 221 (4.51%) Migration
28 218 (4.45%) User Experience
29 216 (4.41%) MS Excel
30 213 (4.35%) Linux

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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
1 181 (3.69%) WebSphere
2 111 (2.27%) SAS
3 78 (1.59%) CMS
4 55 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 54 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 52 (1.06%) Apache
7 45 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
8 39 (0.80%) Adobe CQ
9 32 (0.65%) MS Exchange
10 28 (0.57%) MQSeries
10 28 (0.57%) IIS
11 24 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
12 23 (0.47%) IBM Notes
12 23 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 20 (0.41%) Node.js
14 16 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.22%) CICS
16 11 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
17 10 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 216 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 146 (2.98%) MS Office
3 113 (2.31%) MS Project
4 94 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 87 (1.78%) MS Visio
6 74 (1.51%) Photoshop
7 50 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
8 38 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.20%) SPSS
10 9 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.041%) Vectorworks
11 2 (0.041%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.020%) InDesign
12 1 (0.020%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.020%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.020%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.020%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 139 (2.84%) Oracle Retail
2 56 (1.14%) SAP Retail
3 38 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 26 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 19 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 17 (0.35%) SAP SD
7 17 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 17 (0.35%) Magento
8 13 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
9 12 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 12 (0.24%) SAP FI
9 12 (0.24%) SAP MM
9 12 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
10 11 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
10 11 (0.22%) SAP ERP
11 9 (0.18%) Markit EDM
11 9 (0.18%) SAP CO
11 9 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.08%) SaaS
2 21 (0.43%) Office 365
3 12 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.24%) Force.com
4 11 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.16%) GitHub
5 8 (0.16%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.082%) IaaS
6 4 (0.082%) PaaS
7 3 (0.061%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.061%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.041%) CheetahMail
8 2 (0.041%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.041%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.041%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.020%) Taleo
9 1 (0.020%) Heroku
9 1 (0.020%) Pure360
9 1 (0.020%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 111 (2.27%) Internet
2 52 (1.06%) Firewall
3 44 (0.90%) HTTP
4 39 (0.80%) DNS
5 34 (0.69%) WAN
6 31 (0.63%) Network Security
7 30 (0.61%) LAN
7 30 (0.61%) TCP/IP
8 27 (0.55%) SAN
9 25 (0.51%) Wireless
10 22 (0.45%) Intranet
11 20 (0.41%) SSL
11 20 (0.41%) BGP
12 17 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (0.31%) EIGRP
13 15 (0.31%) FTP
14 13 (0.27%) Extranet
15 12 (0.24%) DHCP
16 11 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 138 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (2.10%) DB2
4 86 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 78 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 75 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 70 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 55 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 46 (0.94%) MySQL
10 45 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 42 (0.86%) RDBMS
12 41 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
13 35 (0.71%) Data Mining
14 28 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (0.53%) SAP BW
16 22 (0.45%) Hadoop
16 22 (0.45%) Big Data
17 21 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
18 20 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
19 17 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 77 (1.57%) Subversion
2 71 (1.45%) Ant
3 64 (1.31%) JIRA
4 60 (1.22%) Maven
5 58 (1.18%) Selenium
6 50 (1.02%) Git (software)
7 44 (0.90%) Visual Studio
8 33 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 31 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (0.59%) Eclipse
11 26 (0.53%) Axure RP
12 25 (0.51%) Cucumber
13 21 (0.43%) WebDriver
14 20 (0.41%) Introscope
15 19 (0.39%) Xcode
15 19 (0.39%) JUnit
16 17 (0.35%) LoadRunner
16 17 (0.35%) TeamCity
16 17 (0.35%) Jenkins
17 16 (0.33%) ERwin
General
1 1246 (25.43%) Finance
2 954 (19.47%) Banking
3 684 (13.96%) Retail Banking
4 275 (5.61%) Marketing
5 191 (3.90%) Manufacturing
6 162 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 96 (1.96%) Back Office
8 69 (1.41%) Legal
9 54 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 47 (0.96%) Games
11 42 (0.86%) Front Office
12 41 (0.84%) German Language
13 31 (0.63%) Publishing
14 29 (0.59%) Advertising
14 29 (0.59%) Billing
15 27 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 25 (0.51%) Automotive
17 24 (0.49%) Electronics
18 20 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1337 (27.29%) Analyst
2 877 (17.90%) Business Analyst
3 721 (14.71%) Project Manager
4 706 (14.41%) Developer
5 392 (8.00%) Architect
6 337 (6.88%) Consultant
7 176 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
8 141 (2.88%) Designer
9 119 (2.43%) Programme Manager
10 114 (2.33%) Test Analyst
11 96 (1.96%) .NET Developer
12 80 (1.63%) Agile Business Analyst
13 79 (1.61%) Front-End Developer
13 79 (1.61%) Senior Manager
14 72 (1.47%) Senior Analyst
15 62 (1.27%) Data Analyst
15 62 (1.27%) Oracle Consultant
16 60 (1.22%) Administrator
17 58 (1.18%) Senior Project Manager
18 56 (1.14%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 416 (8.49%) HTML
2 287 (5.86%) CSS
3 212 (4.33%) .NET
4 162 (3.31%) Web Services
5 153 (3.12%) HTML5
6 145 (2.96%) XML
7 142 (2.90%) J2EE
8 132 (2.69%) jQuery
9 115 (2.35%) ASP.NET
10 113 (2.31%) CSS3
11 77 (1.57%) SOAP
12 69 (1.41%) Ajax
13 65 (1.33%) Middleware
14 61 (1.24%) REST
15 60 (1.22%) WCF
16 59 (1.20%) RESTful
17 57 (1.16%) JSP
18 51 (1.04%) XHTML
19 47 (0.96%) XSD
19 47 (0.96%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 340 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (4.45%) User Experience
3 149 (3.04%) EPoS
4 143 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 115 (2.35%) FMCG
6 95 (1.94%) iPad
7 84 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 65 (1.33%) Social Media
9 61 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 48 (0.98%) Credit Risk
11 44 (0.90%) Computer Science
12 39 (0.80%) Mathematics
13 36 (0.73%) PMI
14 32 (0.65%) Copywriting
15 31 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
16 30 (0.61%) iPhone
17 29 (0.59%) Online Banking
17 29 (0.59%) Blackberry
17 29 (0.59%) Open Source
18 28 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 249 (5.08%) Windows
2 213 (4.35%) Linux
3 154 (3.14%) UNIX
4 92 (1.88%) Android
4 92 (1.88%) Apple iOS
5 74 (1.51%) Windows 7
6 51 (1.04%) Windows XP
7 47 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (0.92%) AIX
9 37 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (0.73%) Solaris
11 31 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (0.37%) SUSE
12 18 (0.37%) Windows Vista
13 15 (0.31%) HPUX
14 14 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.082%) VMS
16 4 (0.082%) CentOS
17 3 (0.061%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1153 (23.53%) E-Commerce
2 816 (16.65%) Agile Software Development
3 679 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 590 (12.04%) Project Management
5 346 (7.06%) Business Analysis
6 288 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 259 (5.29%) Scrum
8 252 (5.14%) Change Management
9 242 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
10 229 (4.67%) ITIL
11 221 (4.51%) Migration
12 199 (4.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 169 (3.45%) ERP
14 161 (3.29%) CRM
15 157 (3.20%) Analytics
16 149 (3.04%) Waterfall
17 136 (2.78%) TDD
18 135 (2.76%) OO
19 125 (2.55%) Data Modelling
20 121 (2.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 471 (9.61%) SQL
2 338 (6.90%) Java
3 313 (6.39%) JavaScript
4 163 (3.33%) C#
5 63 (1.29%) T-SQL
6 52 (1.06%) VBA
7 50 (1.02%) C
8 46 (0.94%) C++
9 45 (0.92%) Perl
10 41 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 39 (0.80%) Groovy
11 39 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 38 (0.78%) PHP
12 38 (0.78%) PL/SQL
13 34 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 32 (0.65%) Ruby
15 30 (0.61%) Objective-C
16 28 (0.57%) VBScript
16 28 (0.57%) VB
17 27 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 225 (4.59%) Degree
2 113 (2.31%) ISEB
3 66 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 59 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 37 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 36 (0.73%) CISSP
7 35 (0.71%) PMP
7 35 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 30 (0.61%) Security Cleared
9 29 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 22 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.33%) CISM
12 16 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.29%) CCNP
14 13 (0.27%) CCNA
14 13 (0.27%) CISA
15 10 (0.20%) MCP
15 10 (0.20%) A+ Certification
15 10 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (2.90%) QA
2 39 (0.80%) SLA
3 37 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.14%) COBIT
8 4 (0.082%) Basel III
9 3 (0.061%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.061%) FATCA
10 2 (0.041%) P3O
10 2 (0.041%) EMIR
10 2 (0.041%) WAI
11 1 (0.020%) WCAG
11 1 (0.020%) GAAP
11 1 (0.020%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.020%) COREP
11 1 (0.020%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 102 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 44 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (0.43%) vSphere
5 12 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (0.12%) NFS
7 6 (0.12%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.082%) RACF
8 4 (0.082%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.082%) FreeRADIUS
9 3 (0.061%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.061%) XenApp
10 2 (0.041%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.041%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.020%) KVM
11 1 (0.020%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.020%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 71 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (0.57%) SCCM
3 23 (0.47%) Puppet
4 16 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.20%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.14%) SCOM
6 7 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.12%) OPNET
7 6 (0.12%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (0.10%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.10%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (0.10%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.082%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.082%) MOM
9 4 (0.082%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.082%) Nagios
9 4 (0.082%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.061%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 528 (10.78%) Oracle
2 318 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 298 (6.08%) SAP
4 202 (4.12%) IBM
5 165 (3.37%) ATG
6 81 (1.65%) VMware
7 79 (1.61%) HP
8 76 (1.55%) hybris
9 74 (1.51%) Cisco
10 69 (1.41%) Endeca
11 65 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
12 62 (1.27%) Citrix
13 52 (1.06%) Business Objects
14 49 (1.00%) JBoss
15 44 (0.90%) Adobe
16 40 (0.82%) JDA
17 37 (0.76%) Perforce
17 37 (0.76%) Google
18 36 (0.73%) Remedy
19 35 (0.71%) Red Hat
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £520 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day + flexible
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £290.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £230.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Connectus
Rate: £135 - £175 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day maximum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
networx
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago