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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 36 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 1211 1207 1311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.90% 4.84% 5.42%
As % of the General category 10.88% 9.66% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 886 889
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+8.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 7
Average hourly rate £14.04 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.90% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.30 £93.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
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
11133 12490 12662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.07% 50.06% 52.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8080 8847 8781
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 160 201
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £46.50 £51.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.46%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +13 270 £450 +4.65% 107
Uxbridge +11 28 £400 -23.80%
Greenford - 9 - -
Docklands, London +18 6 £700 +27.27%
Canary Wharf +12 5 £366 +22.08%
West Drayton - 5 £475 -
Hammersmith +4 3 £350 -
Croydon -14 2 £390 +11.42% 1
Bromley +3 1 £320 +245.94% 2
Chiswick 0 1 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - - 3
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 610 (24.54%) Finance
1 610 (24.54%) E-Commerce
2 520 (20.92%) Banking
3 446 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
4 349 (14.04%) Retail Banking
5 284 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 281 (11.30%) Project Management
7 279 (11.22%) Oracle
8 257 (10.34%) HTML
9 250 (10.06%) SQL
10 198 (7.96%) Java
10 198 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
11 189 (7.60%) JavaScript
12 187 (7.52%) Microsoft
13 177 (7.12%) Scrum
14 170 (6.84%) CSS
15 164 (6.60%) SQL Server
16 159 (6.40%) Business Analysis
17 158 (6.36%) Marketing
18 155 (6.23%) Windows
18 155 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
19 148 (5.95%) SAP
20 136 (5.47%) Linux
21 130 (5.23%) User Experience
22 126 (5.07%) MS Excel
23 119 (4.79%) Degree
23 119 (4.79%) TDD
24 113 (4.55%) Migration
25 112 (4.51%) ERP
25 112 (4.51%) Analytics

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 77 (3.10%) WebSphere
2 55 (2.21%) SAS
3 50 (2.01%) CMS
4 39 (1.57%) WebLogic
4 39 (1.57%) JBoss
5 36 (1.45%) Apache
6 32 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 26 (1.05%) MS Exchange
8 25 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
8 25 (1.01%) Adobe CQ
9 19 (0.76%) Node.js
10 18 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
11 16 (0.64%) IIS
12 13 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (0.44%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.44%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.36%) MQSeries
15 8 (0.32%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 126 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 84 (3.38%) MS Office
3 57 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (1.49%) MS Project
5 36 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 34 (1.37%) Photoshop
7 25 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.32%) SPSS
10 7 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.080%) InDesign
12 2 (0.080%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.080%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.040%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.040%) DOC1
13 1 (0.040%) Quicktime
13 1 (0.040%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 66 (2.65%) Oracle Retail
2 36 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (1.13%) SAP Retail
4 17 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.60%) Magento
6 13 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.36%) Markit EDM
10 8 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (0.24%) Fredhopper
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.24%) SAP SD
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
12 5 (0.20%) Temenos T24
12 5 (0.20%) ResourceLink
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.88%) SaaS
2 18 (0.72%) Office 365
3 10 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.36%) Force.com
5 8 (0.32%) GitHub
6 4 (0.16%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.040%) Taleo
8 1 (0.040%) Responsys
8 1 (0.040%) CheetahMail
8 1 (0.040%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.040%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.040%) Route 53
8 1 (0.040%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.61%) Internet
2 33 (1.33%) Firewall
3 29 (1.17%) WAN
4 27 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.05%) Network Security
6 25 (1.01%) DNS
6 25 (1.01%) LAN
6 25 (1.01%) HTTP
7 19 (0.76%) BGP
7 19 (0.76%) SSL
8 16 (0.64%) Wireless
8 16 (0.64%) OSPF
9 15 (0.60%) SAN
10 14 (0.56%) EIGRP
10 14 (0.56%) MPLS
10 14 (0.56%) SNMP
10 14 (0.56%) Extranet
11 12 (0.48%) Intranet
12 10 (0.40%) Multicast
12 10 (0.40%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 92 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (2.01%) DB2
5 46 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 35 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 33 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (1.13%) Data Mining
10 24 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 22 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 22 (0.88%) Big Data
12 21 (0.84%) MySQL
13 17 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (0.64%) SAP BW
15 13 (0.52%) SAP HANA
16 12 (0.48%) MongoDB
16 12 (0.48%) MS Access
16 12 (0.48%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 51 (2.05%) Maven
2 45 (1.81%) Subversion
3 42 (1.69%) Ant
4 32 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 23 (0.93%) Selenium
5 23 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 21 (0.84%) JIRA
7 16 (0.64%) Cucumber
8 15 (0.60%) Introscope
8 15 (0.60%) Axure RP
9 13 (0.52%) ERwin
9 13 (0.52%) Xcode
10 12 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.44%) WebDriver
11 11 (0.44%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.44%) Jenkins
12 10 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (0.28%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 610 (24.54%) Finance
2 520 (20.92%) Banking
3 349 (14.04%) Retail Banking
4 158 (6.36%) Marketing
5 81 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 64 (2.57%) Telecoms
7 53 (2.13%) Back Office
8 44 (1.77%) Investment Banking
9 40 (1.61%) Front Office
10 37 (1.49%) Games
11 33 (1.33%) Legal
12 28 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.84%) Publishing
14 18 (0.72%) German Language
15 15 (0.60%) Advertising
15 15 (0.60%) Electronics
16 10 (0.40%) French Language
17 8 (0.32%) International Banking
18 7 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 634 (25.50%) Analyst
2 429 (17.26%) Developer
3 398 (16.01%) Business Analyst
4 348 (14.00%) Project Manager
5 217 (8.73%) Architect
6 190 (7.64%) Consultant
7 97 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
8 83 (3.34%) Designer
9 69 (2.78%) Programme Manager
10 50 (2.01%) .NET Developer
11 48 (1.93%) Front-End Developer
12 47 (1.89%) Senior Manager
13 45 (1.81%) Data Analyst
14 36 (1.45%) Senior Project Manager
15 34 (1.37%) Support Analyst
15 34 (1.37%) Java Developer
15 34 (1.37%) Banking Business Analyst
16 30 (1.21%) Administrator
17 29 (1.17%) Oracle Consultant
17 29 (1.17%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (10.34%) HTML
2 170 (6.84%) CSS
3 101 (4.06%) Web Services
4 97 (3.90%) .NET
5 94 (3.78%) HTML5
6 93 (3.74%) XML
7 87 (3.50%) J2EE
8 81 (3.26%) CSS3
9 62 (2.49%) jQuery
10 60 (2.41%) ASP.NET
11 56 (2.25%) SOAP
12 50 (2.01%) XSD
12 50 (2.01%) RESTful
13 48 (1.93%) XSL
14 39 (1.57%) Ajax
14 39 (1.57%) AngularJS
15 37 (1.49%) WCF
16 36 (1.45%) WSDL
16 36 (1.45%) Middleware
17 32 (1.29%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 198 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (5.23%) User Experience
3 77 (3.10%) iPad
4 66 (2.65%) Mobile App
5 58 (2.33%) EPoS
6 56 (2.25%) FMCG
7 49 (1.97%) Social Media
8 37 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 29 (1.17%) Mainframe
10 26 (1.05%) PMI
10 26 (1.05%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.05%) Online Banking
11 25 (1.01%) Blackberry
12 22 (0.88%) iPhone
12 22 (0.88%) Credit Risk
13 20 (0.80%) Visualisation
14 18 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
14 18 (0.72%) Copywriting
15 17 (0.68%) Equities
15 17 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 155 (6.23%) Windows
2 136 (5.47%) Linux
3 63 (2.53%) Android
4 58 (2.33%) UNIX
5 57 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 53 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 41 (1.65%) Windows XP
8 29 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (1.01%) AIX
10 23 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.56%) Solaris
12 13 (0.52%) Windows Vista
13 10 (0.40%) SUSE
14 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.080%) CentOS
16 2 (0.080%) HPUX
16 2 (0.080%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.040%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (24.54%) E-Commerce
2 446 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 281 (11.30%) Project Management
5 177 (7.12%) Scrum
6 159 (6.40%) Business Analysis
7 155 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
8 119 (4.79%) TDD
9 113 (4.55%) Migration
10 112 (4.51%) ERP
10 112 (4.51%) Analytics
11 110 (4.42%) PRINCE2
12 104 (4.18%) ITIL
13 97 (3.90%) Change Management
14 92 (3.70%) Waterfall
15 84 (3.38%) Data Modelling
16 83 (3.34%) OO
17 82 (3.30%) User Acceptance Testing
18 75 (3.02%) Data Analysis
19 72 (2.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 250 (10.06%) SQL
2 198 (7.96%) Java
3 189 (7.60%) JavaScript
4 87 (3.50%) C#
5 37 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 36 (1.45%) Groovy
7 34 (1.37%) Python
7 34 (1.37%) Perl
8 33 (1.33%) Ruby
9 30 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 26 (1.05%) VBA
11 23 (0.93%) C
12 22 (0.88%) PowerShell
12 22 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 19 (0.76%) Objective-C
14 15 (0.60%) C++
15 14 (0.56%) Jython
16 13 (0.52%) PHP
16 13 (0.52%) VB
16 13 (0.52%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 119 (4.79%) Degree
2 42 (1.69%) PMI Certification
3 25 (1.01%) ISEB
4 23 (0.93%) PMP
4 23 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 21 (0.84%) CISSP
6 11 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (0.44%) Security Cleared
7 10 (0.40%) CISM
7 10 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.36%) MCP
8 9 (0.36%) CISA
9 8 (0.32%) CCNA
10 7 (0.28%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.28%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.24%) CRISC
11 6 (0.24%) MCSE
12 5 (0.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.98%) QA
2 14 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.48%) SLA
4 11 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.24%) Basel III
6 5 (0.20%) COBIT
6 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.12%) FATCA
7 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.080%) EMIR
8 2 (0.080%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.040%) Basel II
9 1 (0.040%) COREP
9 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 62 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.52%) vSphere
4 10 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.24%) XenApp
5 6 (0.24%) RACF
6 5 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
7 4 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.16%) Firmware
8 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.080%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.080%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.080%) NFS
10 1 (0.040%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.040%) Xen
10 1 (0.040%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 22 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.68%) Puppet
3 16 (0.64%) SCCM
4 12 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (0.20%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.16%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.16%) Nagios
7 3 (0.12%) OpenView
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.12%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.12%) OpenIDM
7 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.080%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.080%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.080%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.080%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 279 (11.22%) Oracle
2 187 (7.52%) Microsoft
3 148 (5.95%) SAP
4 95 (3.82%) ATG
5 85 (3.42%) IBM
6 54 (2.17%) Endeca
7 44 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 44 (1.77%) Citrix
8 42 (1.69%) Cisco
8 42 (1.69%) VMware
9 38 (1.53%) Perforce
10 32 (1.29%) hybris
11 30 (1.21%) Tableau
12 29 (1.17%) HP
12 29 (1.17%) Business Objects
13 26 (1.05%) CheckPoint
14 25 (1.01%) Adobe
15 21 (0.84%) Remedy
16 20 (0.80%) Google
17 18 (0.72%) Cognos
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £480.00 - £525.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £515.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £750 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: plus excellent benefits package
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