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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 29 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 1357 1217 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.59% 4.83% 5.33%
As % of the General category 12.44% 9.50% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 945 948
Average daily rate
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£440 £438 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 9
Average hourly rate £16.68 £19.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.46% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £15.05 £10.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £40.00 £45.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.96 £30.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +71.83%
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
10904 12810 13565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.91% 50.83% 51.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7567 9051 9271
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 £640 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 173 230
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 +9 299 £438 +2.94% 120
Greenford - 21 - -
Canary Wharf +10 7 £450 +47.54%
Docklands, London +14 6 £675 +42.10%
Bromley +4 3 £335 +262.16% 2
Ealing - 3 - - 1
Hammersmith -2 2 £388 -15.06% 2
Chiswick 0 1 £375 -
Brentford - 1 £360 -
Finchley - 1 £150 -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 3
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Welling - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 666 (26.08%) E-Commerce
2 620 (24.28%) Finance
3 548 (21.46%) Banking
4 384 (15.04%) Retail Banking
5 310 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 308 (12.06%) Oracle
7 287 (11.24%) Project Management
8 274 (10.73%) SQL
9 269 (10.53%) HTML
10 262 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
11 230 (9.01%) Java
12 187 (7.32%) SQL Server
13 186 (7.28%) JavaScript
14 180 (7.05%) Scrum
15 179 (7.01%) Microsoft
16 167 (6.54%) CSS
16 167 (6.54%) Business Analysis
17 153 (5.99%) SAP
18 152 (5.95%) Windows
18 152 (5.95%) Degree
19 149 (5.83%) Marketing
20 144 (5.64%) MS Excel
21 137 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
22 129 (5.05%) Linux
23 128 (5.01%) ATG
24 120 (4.70%) Analytics
25 116 (4.54%) PRINCE2
25 116 (4.54%) .NET
25 116 (4.54%) TDD
26 114 (4.46%) ERP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 81 (3.17%) WebSphere
2 74 (2.90%) SAS
3 45 (1.76%) WebLogic
4 44 (1.72%) CMS
5 32 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 31 (1.21%) Apache
7 28 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
8 22 (0.86%) MS Exchange
9 21 (0.82%) IIS
10 19 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
11 18 (0.70%) MQSeries
12 16 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
13 14 (0.55%) IBM Notes
13 14 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.43%) Node.js
16 9 (0.35%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
17 8 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
17 8 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 144 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 88 (3.45%) MS Office
3 65 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 41 (1.61%) MS Project
6 38 (1.49%) Photoshop
7 33 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.43%) SPSS
9 10 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.039%) InDesign
11 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.039%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.039%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 83 (3.25%) Oracle Retail
2 29 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.14%) SAP Retail
3 17 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.35%) Magento
7 9 (0.35%) Markit EDM
7 9 (0.35%) SAP SD
8 8 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.23%) Fredhopper
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.20%) Temenos T24
11 5 (0.20%) ReMetrica
11 5 (0.20%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.16%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.63%) SaaS
2 14 (0.55%) Office 365
3 11 (0.43%) Force.com
4 10 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.23%) GitHub
6 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.078%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.039%) Responsys
9 1 (0.039%) CheetahMail
9 1 (0.039%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.039%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.58%) Internet
2 29 (1.14%) Firewall
3 23 (0.90%) DNS
3 23 (0.90%) HTTP
4 19 (0.74%) Network Security
4 19 (0.74%) SAN
5 18 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.63%) LAN
6 16 (0.63%) SSL
7 14 (0.55%) WAN
7 14 (0.55%) Intranet
7 14 (0.55%) Wireless
8 9 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (0.35%) BGP
8 9 (0.35%) VLAN
9 8 (0.31%) NetScaler
10 7 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (0.27%) LDAP
10 7 (0.27%) FTP
11 6 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 90 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 58 (2.27%) DB2
5 52 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 40 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 37 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 30 (1.17%) Data Mining
10 28 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.63%) MySQL
13 16 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (0.63%) Big Data
14 13 (0.51%) SAP BW
14 13 (0.51%) Data Mart
14 13 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (0.47%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 54 (2.11%) Subversion
1 54 (2.11%) Maven
2 53 (2.08%) Ant
3 43 (1.68%) Selenium
4 30 (1.17%) Git (software)
5 27 (1.06%) JIRA
6 22 (0.86%) WebDriver
7 21 (0.82%) Visual Studio
8 19 (0.74%) Xcode
9 16 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 16 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 15 (0.59%) ERwin
11 13 (0.51%) TeamCity
11 13 (0.51%) Introscope
11 13 (0.51%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.47%) Axure RP
12 12 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 11 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.35%) SoapUI
14 9 (0.35%) Jenkins
General
1 620 (24.28%) Finance
2 548 (21.46%) Banking
3 384 (15.04%) Retail Banking
4 149 (5.83%) Marketing
5 88 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 86 (3.37%) Manufacturing
7 48 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 46 (1.80%) Back Office
9 35 (1.37%) Front Office
10 30 (1.17%) Games
11 26 (1.02%) German Language
11 26 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 24 (0.94%) Legal
13 23 (0.90%) Publishing
14 22 (0.86%) Advertising
15 12 (0.47%) French Language
16 11 (0.43%) Electronics
17 10 (0.39%) Law
18 9 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 640 (25.06%) Analyst
2 450 (17.62%) Developer
3 414 (16.21%) Business Analyst
4 342 (13.39%) Project Manager
5 202 (7.91%) Architect
6 201 (7.87%) Consultant
7 91 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
8 77 (3.01%) Designer
9 73 (2.86%) Programme Manager
10 61 (2.39%) .NET Developer
11 49 (1.92%) Data Analyst
12 44 (1.72%) Senior Manager
12 44 (1.72%) Oracle Consultant
13 40 (1.57%) Front-End Developer
14 35 (1.37%) Administrator
15 33 (1.29%) Support Analyst
15 33 (1.29%) Business Consultant
16 32 (1.25%) Test Analyst
17 31 (1.21%) Senior Project Manager
18 29 (1.14%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (10.53%) HTML
2 167 (6.54%) CSS
3 116 (4.54%) .NET
4 106 (4.15%) Web Services
5 100 (3.92%) J2EE
6 98 (3.84%) XML
7 92 (3.60%) HTML5
8 76 (2.98%) jQuery
9 72 (2.82%) ASP.NET
9 72 (2.82%) CSS3
10 62 (2.43%) SOAP
11 50 (1.96%) RESTful
12 45 (1.76%) XSD
13 43 (1.68%) XSL
14 42 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
15 39 (1.53%) WSDL
16 38 (1.49%) REST
17 35 (1.37%) Ajax
18 34 (1.33%) WCF
18 34 (1.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 87 (3.41%) iPad
2 71 (2.78%) EPoS
3 69 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 67 (2.62%) FMCG
5 49 (1.92%) Social Media
6 43 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 41 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 31 (1.21%) Mathematics
9 28 (1.10%) iPhone
10 26 (1.02%) Mainframe
11 25 (0.98%) PMI
12 23 (0.90%) Blackberry
13 20 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
14 17 (0.67%) Equities
14 17 (0.67%) Copywriting
14 17 (0.67%) Credit Risk
14 17 (0.67%) Online Banking
15 16 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
16 15 (0.59%) W3C
17 13 (0.51%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 152 (5.95%) Windows
2 129 (5.05%) Linux
3 75 (2.94%) UNIX
4 64 (2.51%) Android
5 61 (2.39%) Apple iOS
6 56 (2.19%) Windows 7
7 43 (1.68%) Windows XP
8 34 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (1.21%) AIX
10 27 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (1.02%) Solaris
12 16 (0.63%) Windows Vista
13 15 (0.59%) SUSE
14 12 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.27%) HPUX
17 6 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.078%) Windows 2000
19 2 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (26.08%) E-Commerce
2 310 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 287 (11.24%) Project Management
4 262 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (7.05%) Scrum
6 167 (6.54%) Business Analysis
7 137 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
8 120 (4.70%) Analytics
9 116 (4.54%) PRINCE2
9 116 (4.54%) TDD
10 114 (4.46%) ERP
11 112 (4.39%) Migration
12 110 (4.31%) ITIL
13 108 (4.23%) Change Management
14 101 (3.95%) Waterfall
15 84 (3.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 82 (3.21%) Data Modelling
16 82 (3.21%) Data Analysis
17 76 (2.98%) Content Management
17 76 (2.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 274 (10.73%) SQL
2 230 (9.01%) Java
3 186 (7.28%) JavaScript
4 93 (3.64%) C#
5 39 (1.53%) Groovy
6 38 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 33 (1.29%) Shell Script
8 31 (1.21%) Perl
9 29 (1.14%) C
10 27 (1.06%) PowerShell
11 26 (1.02%) C++
12 24 (0.94%) Bash Shell
13 23 (0.90%) VBA
14 22 (0.86%) Ruby
14 22 (0.86%) Objective-C
15 18 (0.70%) Python
16 16 (0.63%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.59%) Apex Code
17 15 (0.59%) VBScript
17 15 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 152 (5.95%) Degree
2 58 (2.27%) ISEB
3 42 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 34 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 25 (0.98%) PMP
5 25 (0.98%) ISTQB
6 19 (0.74%) CISSP
7 14 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.39%) Security Cleared
11 8 (0.31%) A+ Certification
11 8 (0.31%) MCP
12 7 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.27%) CISM
12 7 (0.27%) CCNA
13 6 (0.23%) CCNP
14 5 (0.20%) CISA
14 5 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.21%) QA
2 19 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.51%) SLA
4 11 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.27%) Basel III
6 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.078%) WCAG
8 2 (0.078%) WAI
8 2 (0.078%) FATCA
8 2 (0.078%) EMIR
9 1 (0.039%) P3O
9 1 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.039%) COREP
9 1 (0.039%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 7816
9 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 72 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.74%) vSphere
4 16 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.20%) XenApp
6 5 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
7 4 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.12%) RACF
8 3 (0.12%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.078%) NFS
9 2 (0.078%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.078%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.078%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.078%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.039%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.67%) SCCM
3 8 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.31%) Puppet
3 8 (0.31%) Data Guard
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.20%) HP SIM
5 5 (0.20%) MOM
6 4 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.16%) SCOM
6 4 (0.16%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.12%) OpenIDM
7 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.12%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.12%) OpenView
7 3 (0.12%) Nagios
7 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.078%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.078%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 308 (12.06%) Oracle
2 179 (7.01%) Microsoft
3 153 (5.99%) SAP
4 128 (5.01%) ATG
5 97 (3.80%) IBM
6 68 (2.66%) Endeca
7 58 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
8 51 (2.00%) Citrix
9 50 (1.96%) VMware
9 50 (1.96%) hybris
10 42 (1.64%) JBoss
11 39 (1.53%) Perforce
12 35 (1.37%) Cisco
12 35 (1.37%) HP
13 30 (1.17%) Tableau
14 28 (1.10%) Business Objects
14 28 (1.10%) JDA
15 25 (0.98%) Remedy
16 24 (0.94%) Adobe
17 23 (0.90%) Google
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £650 - £800 per day + /on application
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TalentHawk
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £382.50 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Consult Solutions
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday