The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 39 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 1076 1235 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.59% 4.98% 4.91%
As % of the General category 10.19% 9.99% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 871 755
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 12
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £11.40 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £16.50 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £13.50 £11.25
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +20.00%
Retail
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10560 12366 11455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.07% 49.89% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7841 8777 7941
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 165 187
Average hourly rate £21.56 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.80% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in London

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the London region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in London

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the London region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in London

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the London region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in London

Retail
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the London region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Retail
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the London region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
City of London -1 226 £463 +8.82% 115
Uxbridge +8 13 - - 1
Docklands, London +22 8 £600 +9.09%
Canary Wharf +11 4 £400 +33.33%
Brentford -3 4 £375 -16.66%
West Drayton 0 3 £475 -8.65%
Hammersmith +6 2 £350 - 1
Bromley +1 2 £550 +80.32%
Greenford +3 1 - -
Ealing 0 1 £375 - 2
Wembley -1 1 £300 -36.84%
Kingston Upon Thames -2 1 - - 1
Croydon -7 1 £430 +14.66%
Harrow - 1 - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 605 (25.16%) Finance
2 571 (23.74%) E-Commerce
3 514 (21.37%) Banking
4 433 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
5 334 (13.89%) Retail Banking
6 295 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 288 (11.98%) Project Management
8 262 (10.89%) Oracle
9 257 (10.69%) HTML
10 235 (9.77%) SQL
11 198 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
12 191 (7.94%) JavaScript
13 184 (7.65%) Microsoft
14 183 (7.61%) Java
15 173 (7.19%) Scrum
16 171 (7.11%) CSS
17 154 (6.40%) Windows
18 151 (6.28%) Business Analysis
19 148 (6.15%) SQL Server
20 147 (6.11%) Marketing
21 144 (5.99%) SAP
22 138 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
23 137 (5.70%) Linux
24 123 (5.11%) Migration
24 123 (5.11%) User Experience
25 121 (5.03%) MS Excel
26 114 (4.74%) PRINCE2
26 114 (4.74%) TDD
27 112 (4.66%) Degree
28 104 (4.32%) ERP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 72 (2.99%) WebSphere
2 52 (2.16%) SAS
3 46 (1.91%) CMS
4 40 (1.66%) JBoss
5 39 (1.62%) WebLogic
6 32 (1.33%) Apache
7 26 (1.08%) Adobe CQ
8 25 (1.04%) SharePoint
9 24 (1.00%) MS Exchange
10 21 (0.87%) IIS
11 20 (0.83%) Node.js
12 18 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 17 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
15 13 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
16 12 (0.50%) Tomcat
17 11 (0.46%) IBM Notes
18 10 (0.42%) Apache Solr
19 9 (0.37%) MQSeries
20 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 121 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 85 (3.53%) MS Office
3 51 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (1.91%) MS Project
5 34 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 28 (1.16%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.33%) SPSS
10 5 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.12%) InDesign
12 2 (0.083%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.083%) Quicktime
12 2 (0.083%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.083%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.042%) DOC1
13 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 52 (2.16%) Oracle Retail
2 37 (1.54%) SAP Retail
3 33 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.67%) Magento
5 15 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
6 14 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.42%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.33%) SAP SD
10 7 (0.29%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.29%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.25%) Fredhopper
11 6 (0.25%) SAP FI
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (0.21%) SAP CO
12 5 (0.21%) Temenos T24
12 5 (0.21%) ResourceLink
12 5 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.96%) SaaS
2 14 (0.58%) Office 365
3 10 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.33%) Force.com
6 7 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.21%) GitHub
8 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.083%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.042%) Taleo
10 1 (0.042%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.042%) Responsys
10 1 (0.042%) CheetahMail
10 1 (0.042%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.042%) Route 53
10 1 (0.042%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.62%) Internet
2 37 (1.54%) Firewall
3 32 (1.33%) WAN
4 29 (1.21%) Network Security
4 29 (1.21%) LAN
5 24 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.00%) DNS
6 22 (0.91%) BGP
7 20 (0.83%) HTTP
8 19 (0.79%) OSPF
9 17 (0.71%) Extranet
9 17 (0.71%) EIGRP
10 16 (0.67%) Wireless
10 16 (0.67%) MPLS
11 15 (0.62%) SAN
12 14 (0.58%) FTP
12 14 (0.58%) SNMP
13 13 (0.54%) IP Telephony
13 13 (0.54%) SSL
14 12 (0.50%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 85 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (2.04%) DB2
5 39 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 30 (1.25%) Data Mining
7 30 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 26 (1.08%) Big Data
8 26 (1.08%) MySQL
9 24 (1.00%) Hadoop
10 23 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.71%) RDBMS
12 16 (0.67%) DataStage
12 16 (0.67%) SAP BW
13 14 (0.58%) SAP HANA
14 13 (0.54%) MongoDB
15 12 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 49 (2.04%) Maven
2 46 (1.91%) Subversion
3 43 (1.79%) Ant
4 37 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 24 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 22 (0.91%) JIRA
7 21 (0.87%) Selenium
8 19 (0.79%) Axure RP
9 14 (0.58%) Xcode
10 12 (0.50%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.46%) Introscope
12 10 (0.42%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.42%) Jenkins
12 10 (0.42%) ERwin
13 9 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.37%) WebDriver
13 9 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.33%) Grunt
14 8 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 605 (25.16%) Finance
2 514 (21.37%) Banking
3 334 (13.89%) Retail Banking
4 147 (6.11%) Marketing
5 76 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 66 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 47 (1.95%) Back Office
8 44 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 35 (1.46%) Financial Institution
10 34 (1.41%) Legal
11 33 (1.37%) Front Office
12 29 (1.21%) Games
13 20 (0.83%) Advertising
14 19 (0.79%) German Language
15 14 (0.58%) Publishing
15 14 (0.58%) Electronics
16 11 (0.46%) International Banking
17 10 (0.42%) French Language
18 9 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
19 8 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 589 (24.49%) Analyst
2 409 (17.01%) Developer
3 361 (15.01%) Business Analyst
4 354 (14.72%) Project Manager
5 230 (9.56%) Architect
6 177 (7.36%) Consultant
7 102 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
8 77 (3.20%) Designer
9 66 (2.74%) Programme Manager
10 52 (2.16%) Front-End Developer
11 46 (1.91%) .NET Developer
12 45 (1.87%) Senior Manager
13 42 (1.75%) Data Analyst
14 38 (1.58%) Java Developer
15 35 (1.46%) Senior Project Manager
15 35 (1.46%) Banking Business Analyst
16 34 (1.41%) PMO Manager
17 33 (1.37%) SAP Consultant
18 32 (1.33%) Support Analyst
19 29 (1.21%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (10.69%) HTML
2 171 (7.11%) CSS
3 101 (4.20%) Web Services
4 94 (3.91%) HTML5
5 93 (3.87%) .NET
6 91 (3.78%) J2EE
7 89 (3.70%) XML
8 81 (3.37%) CSS3
9 65 (2.70%) jQuery
10 56 (2.33%) SOAP
11 55 (2.29%) ASP.NET
12 48 (2.00%) XSD
12 48 (2.00%) RESTful
13 46 (1.91%) XSL
14 41 (1.70%) AngularJS
15 39 (1.62%) Ajax
16 37 (1.54%) Middleware
17 35 (1.46%) WSDL
18 34 (1.41%) Backbone.js
19 33 (1.37%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 198 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (5.11%) User Experience
3 76 (3.16%) iPad
4 55 (2.29%) EPoS
4 55 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 45 (1.87%) Social Media
6 43 (1.79%) FMCG
7 36 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.12%) Online Banking
8 27 (1.12%) Mainframe
9 26 (1.08%) PMI
9 26 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 25 (1.04%) iPhone
11 23 (0.96%) Blackberry
12 22 (0.91%) Credit Risk
13 18 (0.75%) Visualisation
13 18 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
13 18 (0.75%) Equities
14 16 (0.67%) Market Risk
15 15 (0.62%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 154 (6.40%) Windows
2 137 (5.70%) Linux
3 69 (2.87%) Android
4 64 (2.66%) Apple iOS
5 58 (2.41%) UNIX
6 48 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 37 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 23 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.91%) AIX
10 19 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.58%) Windows Vista
12 10 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.42%) Solaris
13 9 (0.37%) SUSE
14 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.083%) CentOS
18 2 (0.083%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (23.74%) E-Commerce
2 433 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 288 (11.98%) Project Management
5 173 (7.19%) Scrum
6 151 (6.28%) Business Analysis
7 138 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
8 123 (5.11%) Migration
9 114 (4.74%) PRINCE2
9 114 (4.74%) TDD
10 104 (4.32%) ERP
11 99 (4.12%) Waterfall
12 96 (3.99%) Analytics
13 94 (3.91%) ITIL
14 92 (3.83%) Change Management
15 89 (3.70%) OO
16 86 (3.58%) User Acceptance Testing
17 84 (3.49%) Data Modelling
18 66 (2.74%) CRM
19 63 (2.62%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (9.77%) SQL
2 191 (7.94%) JavaScript
3 183 (7.61%) Java
4 81 (3.37%) C#
5 34 (1.41%) Groovy
6 33 (1.37%) Python
6 33 (1.37%) T-SQL
7 32 (1.33%) VBA
8 30 (1.25%) Ruby
9 29 (1.21%) Perl
10 28 (1.16%) Shell Script
11 22 (0.91%) PowerShell
11 22 (0.91%) C
12 20 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 16 (0.67%) PHP
14 15 (0.62%) Bash Shell
15 14 (0.58%) VB
16 13 (0.54%) C++
17 11 (0.46%) VBScript
17 11 (0.46%) Jython
Qualifications
1 112 (4.66%) Degree
2 42 (1.75%) PMI Certification
3 32 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 23 (0.96%) PMP
4 23 (0.96%) ISEB
5 22 (0.91%) CISSP
6 12 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.46%) CISA
8 10 (0.42%) CISM
9 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.29%) CCNA
10 7 (0.29%) MBA
10 7 (0.29%) CRISC
11 6 (0.25%) Security Cleared
11 6 (0.25%) IIBA
11 6 (0.25%) MCP
12 5 (0.21%) MCSE
12 5 (0.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.04%) QA
2 14 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.42%) SLA
5 7 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.25%) Basel III
6 6 (0.25%) COBIT
7 4 (0.17%) FATCA
7 4 (0.17%) EMIR
7 4 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.083%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.083%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.042%) BS7799
9 1 (0.042%) Basel II
9 1 (0.042%) COREP
9 1 (0.042%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 66 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.50%) vSphere
4 8 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.29%) RACF
6 6 (0.25%) XenApp
7 4 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
7 4 (0.17%) Firmware
7 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.12%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.12%) Docker
8 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.083%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.042%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.042%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.042%) HDFS
10 1 (0.042%) ACF2
10 1 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.042%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (0.79%) SCCM
1 19 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.75%) Puppet
3 13 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.25%) Nagios
5 5 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.17%) SCOM
6 4 (0.17%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.12%) Nessus
7 3 (0.12%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.12%) Ansible
8 2 (0.083%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.083%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.083%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.083%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.083%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.083%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.083%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.083%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 262 (10.89%) Oracle
2 184 (7.65%) Microsoft
3 144 (5.99%) SAP
4 86 (3.58%) ATG
5 78 (3.24%) IBM
6 58 (2.41%) Cisco
7 54 (2.25%) Endeca
8 45 (1.87%) VMware
9 42 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (1.75%) Citrix
10 36 (1.50%) Perforce
11 32 (1.33%) Adobe
12 31 (1.29%) hybris
12 31 (1.29%) CheckPoint
13 29 (1.21%) Tableau
14 28 (1.16%) Business Objects
15 23 (0.96%) HP
16 21 (0.87%) Google
16 21 (0.87%) Teradata
17 20 (0.83%) Cognos
London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Up to £150 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, please quote
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £170 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £800 - £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago