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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 42 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 1026 1216 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.45% 5.01% 5.03%
As % of the General category 9.86% 10.22% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 856 742
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 £307 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £611 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 17
Average hourly rate £16.18 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £11.70 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £17.10 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £14.13 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +117.30%
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
10408 11903 10538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.14% 49.08% 49.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7677 8437 7298
Average daily rate £475 £490 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% +3.15%
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 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 159 179
Average hourly rate £21.56 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £51.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -6 220 £475 +7.95% 89
Docklands, London +23 9 £600 +9.09%
Uxbridge +7 8 - -
Canary Wharf +4 4 £388 +14.81%
Brentford -4 4 £375 -16.66%
Bromley +3 2 £550 +80.32%
Kingston Upon Thames -8 2 - - 4
Ealing +1 1 £375 - 1
Chiswick +1 1 £150 -
West Drayton 0 1 £475 -8.65%
Wembley -2 1 £300 -36.84% 2
Feltham - 1 £325 -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Hornchurch - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Greenford - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (25.70%) Finance
2 546 (23.19%) Banking
3 539 (22.90%) E-Commerce
4 425 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
5 356 (15.12%) Retail Banking
6 292 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 288 (12.23%) Project Management
8 257 (10.92%) Oracle
9 240 (10.20%) HTML
10 234 (9.94%) SQL
11 196 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
12 185 (7.86%) Microsoft
13 180 (7.65%) JavaScript
14 178 (7.56%) Java
15 169 (7.18%) Scrum
16 158 (6.71%) Windows
17 157 (6.67%) CSS
18 141 (5.99%) Business Analysis
19 138 (5.86%) Marketing
20 137 (5.82%) SQL Server
21 136 (5.78%) Linux
22 135 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
23 134 (5.69%) SAP
24 122 (5.18%) Migration
25 121 (5.14%) User Experience
26 119 (5.06%) MS Excel
27 110 (4.67%) TDD
28 103 (4.38%) PRINCE2
29 102 (4.33%) Waterfall
30 100 (4.25%) ERP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 74 (3.14%) WebSphere
2 53 (2.25%) SAS
3 51 (2.17%) CMS
4 37 (1.57%) JBoss
5 35 (1.49%) Apache
6 34 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 27 (1.15%) MS Exchange
8 26 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
9 24 (1.02%) IIS
10 23 (0.98%) SharePoint
11 20 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
12 19 (0.81%) Node.js
13 17 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
14 14 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (0.55%) Tomcat
16 10 (0.42%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.38%) MQSeries
18 7 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 119 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 96 (4.08%) MS Office
3 52 (2.21%) MS Project
4 49 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 26 (1.10%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.25%) SPSS
10 3 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.13%) Quicktime
10 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.13%) InDesign
11 2 (0.085%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.085%) Maya
11 2 (0.085%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 57 (2.42%) Oracle Retail
2 32 (1.36%) SAP Retail
3 30 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.76%) Magento
5 13 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
6 10 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.42%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.34%) SAP SD
7 8 (0.34%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.25%) Fredhopper
10 5 (0.21%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.21%) ResourceLink
10 5 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.21%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.17%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.02%) SaaS
2 12 (0.51%) Office 365
3 11 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.30%) Force.com
4 7 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.085%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.085%) GitHub
7 1 (0.042%) Taleo
7 1 (0.042%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.042%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.042%) IaaS
7 1 (0.042%) Route 53
7 1 (0.042%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.042%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.042%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (2.59%) Internet
2 37 (1.57%) Firewall
3 31 (1.32%) Network Security
4 27 (1.15%) WAN
5 25 (1.06%) LAN
5 25 (1.06%) DNS
6 23 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 21 (0.89%) HTTP
8 20 (0.85%) BGP
9 17 (0.72%) OSPF
9 17 (0.72%) FTP
10 16 (0.68%) EIGRP
10 16 (0.68%) Extranet
11 14 (0.59%) Wireless
11 14 (0.59%) SNMP
12 13 (0.55%) SAN
12 13 (0.55%) SSL
12 13 (0.55%) MPLS
13 12 (0.51%) IP Telephony
14 11 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (1.78%) DB2
5 36 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (1.15%) Data Mining
9 26 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 25 (1.06%) Big Data
11 24 (1.02%) MySQL
12 23 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 19 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (0.72%) RDBMS
14 17 (0.72%) DataStage
15 13 (0.55%) SAP BW
15 13 (0.55%) Base SAS
16 12 (0.51%) SAP HANA
17 11 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (0.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 44 (1.87%) Subversion
1 44 (1.87%) Maven
2 41 (1.74%) Ant
3 37 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.19%) Selenium
5 23 (0.98%) JIRA
5 23 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 17 (0.72%) Axure RP
7 14 (0.59%) Cucumber
7 14 (0.59%) Xcode
8 13 (0.55%) WebDriver
9 11 (0.47%) JUnit
9 11 (0.47%) Introscope
10 10 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (0.42%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.38%) ERwin
11 9 (0.38%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 605 (25.70%) Finance
2 546 (23.19%) Banking
3 356 (15.12%) Retail Banking
4 138 (5.86%) Marketing
5 65 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 58 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 52 (2.21%) Back Office
8 43 (1.83%) Legal
9 41 (1.74%) Investment Banking
10 38 (1.61%) Financial Institution
11 35 (1.49%) Front Office
12 31 (1.32%) Games
13 20 (0.85%) Advertising
14 18 (0.76%) German Language
15 12 (0.51%) Publishing
15 12 (0.51%) Electronics
15 12 (0.51%) French Language
16 11 (0.47%) International Banking
17 9 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
18 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 578 (24.55%) Analyst
2 381 (16.19%) Developer
3 345 (14.66%) Business Analyst
4 333 (14.15%) Project Manager
5 226 (9.60%) Architect
6 167 (7.09%) Consultant
7 93 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
8 73 (3.10%) Designer
9 66 (2.80%) Programme Manager
10 45 (1.91%) Front-End Developer
10 45 (1.91%) Senior Manager
11 42 (1.78%) Data Analyst
12 40 (1.70%) Banking Business Analyst
12 40 (1.70%) .NET Developer
13 35 (1.49%) Support Analyst
13 35 (1.49%) Java Developer
13 35 (1.49%) Senior Project Manager
14 31 (1.32%) Test Manager
15 30 (1.27%) PMO Manager
15 30 (1.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (10.20%) HTML
2 157 (6.67%) CSS
3 93 (3.95%) Web Services
4 89 (3.78%) J2EE
4 89 (3.78%) HTML5
5 87 (3.70%) .NET
5 87 (3.70%) XML
6 76 (3.23%) CSS3
7 62 (2.63%) jQuery
8 51 (2.17%) ASP.NET
8 51 (2.17%) SOAP
9 48 (2.04%) RESTful
10 44 (1.87%) XSD
11 42 (1.78%) XSL
12 41 (1.74%) Middleware
13 37 (1.57%) AngularJS
14 35 (1.49%) Ajax
15 32 (1.36%) Spring
16 31 (1.32%) WSDL
17 29 (1.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 196 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (5.14%) User Experience
3 74 (3.14%) iPad
4 53 (2.25%) Mobile App
4 53 (2.25%) EPoS
5 44 (1.87%) Social Media
6 41 (1.74%) FMCG
7 34 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.27%) Online Banking
9 29 (1.23%) Blackberry
10 27 (1.15%) iPhone
11 24 (1.02%) Credit Risk
12 23 (0.98%) PMI
13 22 (0.93%) Computer Science
14 21 (0.89%) Market Risk
14 21 (0.89%) Mainframe
15 19 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
16 18 (0.76%) Visualisation
16 18 (0.76%) Equities
17 14 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 158 (6.71%) Windows
2 136 (5.78%) Linux
3 75 (3.19%) Android
4 70 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 58 (2.46%) UNIX
6 53 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 40 (1.70%) Windows XP
8 23 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.93%) AIX
10 18 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (0.72%) Windows Vista
12 10 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.42%) Solaris
13 9 (0.38%) SUSE
14 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.085%) CentOS
17 2 (0.085%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (22.90%) E-Commerce
2 425 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
3 292 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 288 (12.23%) Project Management
5 169 (7.18%) Scrum
6 141 (5.99%) Business Analysis
7 135 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
8 122 (5.18%) Migration
9 110 (4.67%) TDD
10 103 (4.38%) PRINCE2
11 102 (4.33%) Waterfall
12 100 (4.25%) ERP
13 90 (3.82%) Change Management
13 90 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 89 (3.78%) ITIL
15 86 (3.65%) Analytics
16 81 (3.44%) OO
16 81 (3.44%) Data Modelling
17 61 (2.59%) CRM
18 60 (2.55%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 234 (9.94%) SQL
2 180 (7.65%) JavaScript
3 178 (7.56%) Java
4 76 (3.23%) C#
5 35 (1.49%) VBA
6 34 (1.44%) T-SQL
6 34 (1.44%) Python
7 30 (1.27%) Groovy
8 28 (1.19%) Perl
9 27 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 26 (1.10%) Ruby
11 22 (0.93%) Objective-C
12 21 (0.89%) C
12 21 (0.89%) PowerShell
13 15 (0.64%) VB
13 15 (0.64%) PHP
14 12 (0.51%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.51%) ABAP
15 11 (0.47%) Jython
Qualifications
1 100 (4.25%) Degree
2 34 (1.44%) PMI Certification
3 26 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 23 (0.98%) ISEB
5 22 (0.93%) CISSP
6 18 (0.76%) PMP
7 11 (0.47%) CISA
7 11 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (0.42%) CISM
9 8 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.30%) MBA
10 7 (0.30%) CRISC
11 6 (0.25%) IIBA
12 5 (0.21%) CCNP
12 5 (0.21%) CCNA
12 5 (0.21%) APMP
12 5 (0.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.19%) QA
2 15 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.51%) SLA
3 12 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.34%) COBIT
5 7 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.25%) EMIR
6 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.25%) Basel III
7 4 (0.17%) FATCA
8 2 (0.085%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.085%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.085%) COSO
9 1 (0.042%) BS7799
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.042%) Basel II
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 69 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 22 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.38%) vSphere
4 7 (0.30%) RACF
4 7 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.25%) XenApp
6 4 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (0.17%) Firmware
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.13%) Docker
8 2 (0.085%) HDFS
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.042%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.042%) SRDF
9 1 (0.042%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.042%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 20 (0.85%) SCCM
2 19 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (0.72%) Puppet
4 11 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.25%) Nessus
6 5 (0.21%) SCOM
6 5 (0.21%) Nagios
6 5 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.13%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.13%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.13%) Graphite
7 3 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.13%) Ansible
8 2 (0.085%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.085%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.085%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.085%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.085%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.085%) MOM
Vendors
1 257 (10.92%) Oracle
2 185 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 134 (5.69%) SAP
4 76 (3.23%) ATG
5 73 (3.10%) IBM
6 52 (2.21%) Cisco
7 50 (2.12%) Endeca
8 43 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
9 40 (1.70%) VMware
10 39 (1.66%) Citrix
11 35 (1.49%) Adobe
12 33 (1.40%) hybris
13 32 (1.36%) Perforce
14 28 (1.19%) CheckPoint
15 25 (1.06%) Tableau
16 24 (1.02%) Business Objects
17 22 (0.93%) HP
18 21 (0.89%) Google
18 21 (0.89%) Teradata
19 20 (0.85%) Cognos
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £60k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £100 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Hammersmith And Fulham, London
Disney
Rate: £45,000 - £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago