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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 38 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 981 1125 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.74% 5.15% 4.98%
As % of the General category 10.33% 10.62% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 808 707
Average daily rate
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£438 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 22
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.37% -13.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.35 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.10 £19.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £10.75
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +44.18%
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
9493 10595 9594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.90% 48.47% 48.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6842 7480 6731
Average daily rate £475 £498 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.52% +4.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 166 165
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.84% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.63 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £80.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 -2 211 £463 +6.93% 126
Docklands, London +16 6 £613 +11.36%
Uxbridge +9 5 - - 2
Canary Wharf +10 4 £600 +26.31%
Ealing +3 4 £375 - 1
Brentford -8 3 £375 -16.66% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Rainham - 2 £338 - 2
Bromley +3 1 - -
Hammersmith -3 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £150 - 1
Feltham - 1 £325 -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Edgware - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 539 (25.06%) Finance
2 533 (24.78%) Banking
3 474 (22.04%) E-Commerce
4 369 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
5 348 (16.18%) Retail Banking
6 274 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 274 (12.74%) Project Management
7 216 (10.04%) Oracle
8 210 (9.76%) SQL
9 189 (8.79%) HTML
10 176 (8.18%) Microsoft
11 174 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
12 164 (7.62%) Java
13 145 (6.74%) Scrum
14 144 (6.69%) Windows
15 142 (6.60%) JavaScript
16 134 (6.23%) CSS
17 131 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
18 128 (5.95%) Migration
19 126 (5.86%) Business Analysis
20 122 (5.67%) Marketing
21 121 (5.63%) SAP
22 120 (5.58%) Linux
23 116 (5.39%) User Experience
24 112 (5.21%) MS Excel
25 109 (5.07%) SQL Server
26 98 (4.56%) TDD
27 95 (4.42%) Degree
28 94 (4.37%) Waterfall
29 90 (4.18%) .NET

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 63 (2.93%) WebSphere
2 56 (2.60%) CMS
3 40 (1.86%) SAS
4 31 (1.44%) JBoss
5 26 (1.21%) IIS
5 26 (1.21%) Apache
6 25 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 25 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 22 (1.02%) MS Exchange
8 21 (0.98%) Node.js
9 15 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
10 13 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.42%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.33%) Drupal
14 7 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 112 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 84 (3.91%) MS Office
3 51 (2.37%) MS Project
4 45 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (1.63%) MS Visio
6 30 (1.39%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.37%) SPSS
10 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.23%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.14%) InDesign
13 3 (0.14%) Quicktime
13 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.093%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.093%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.093%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.093%) Maya
14 2 (0.093%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 61 (2.84%) Oracle Retail
2 24 (1.12%) Magento
2 24 (1.12%) SAP Retail
3 17 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.56%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.42%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.28%) Fredhopper
9 6 (0.28%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.28%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.23%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.23%) SAP SD
11 4 (0.19%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.21%) SaaS
2 16 (0.74%) Office 365
3 15 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.23%) Force.com
7 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.14%) GitHub
7 3 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.046%) Taleo
8 1 (0.046%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.046%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.046%) Route 53
8 1 (0.046%) IaaS
8 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.046%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.046%) Yammer
8 1 (0.046%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.00%) Internet
2 27 (1.26%) Firewall
2 27 (1.26%) Network Security
3 25 (1.16%) WAN
4 24 (1.12%) LAN
5 20 (0.93%) DNS
6 18 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 17 (0.79%) HTTP
7 17 (0.79%) BGP
8 16 (0.74%) FTP
9 13 (0.60%) EIGRP
9 13 (0.60%) SNMP
9 13 (0.60%) SAN
9 13 (0.60%) OSPF
9 13 (0.60%) Extranet
10 11 (0.51%) ATM
11 10 (0.46%) MPLS
12 9 (0.42%) IP Telephony
12 9 (0.42%) VPN
13 8 (0.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (1.53%) DB2
4 33 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (1.26%) Data Mining
7 26 (1.21%) MySQL
8 25 (1.16%) Big Data
9 24 (1.12%) Relational Database
10 23 (1.07%) Hadoop
11 21 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (0.79%) OLAP
12 17 (0.79%) DataStage
12 17 (0.79%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.74%) MS Access
14 13 (0.60%) SAP BI
14 13 (0.60%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.56%) SAP BW
15 12 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 38 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.58%) Ant
3 33 (1.53%) Subversion
4 32 (1.49%) Maven
5 30 (1.39%) JIRA
6 29 (1.35%) Selenium
7 18 (0.84%) Axure RP
7 18 (0.84%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.56%) WebDriver
8 12 (0.56%) JUnit
9 10 (0.46%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.46%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.33%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.28%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.28%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.28%) JMeter
12 5 (0.23%) Introscope
12 5 (0.23%) Xcode
12 5 (0.23%) Grunt
General
1 539 (25.06%) Finance
2 533 (24.78%) Banking
3 348 (16.18%) Retail Banking
4 122 (5.67%) Marketing
5 57 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 46 (2.14%) Legal
8 42 (1.95%) Back Office
8 42 (1.95%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.53%) Games
10 30 (1.39%) Financial Institution
11 28 (1.30%) Front Office
12 23 (1.07%) Advertising
13 12 (0.56%) International Banking
14 11 (0.51%) French Language
14 11 (0.51%) German Language
15 8 (0.37%) Electronics
15 8 (0.37%) Law
15 8 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 533 (24.78%) Analyst
2 333 (15.48%) Developer
3 325 (15.11%) Business Analyst
4 282 (13.11%) Project Manager
5 211 (9.81%) Architect
6 150 (6.97%) Consultant
7 87 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
8 75 (3.49%) Designer
9 66 (3.07%) Programme Manager
10 40 (1.86%) Front-End Developer
10 40 (1.86%) Banking Business Analyst
11 39 (1.81%) Senior Manager
12 38 (1.77%) Data Analyst
13 34 (1.58%) Java Developer
14 32 (1.49%) .NET Developer
14 32 (1.49%) Senior Project Manager
15 30 (1.39%) PMO Manager
15 30 (1.39%) Test Analyst
16 29 (1.35%) UX Designer
17 28 (1.30%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (8.79%) HTML
2 134 (6.23%) CSS
3 90 (4.18%) .NET
4 77 (3.58%) J2EE
5 73 (3.39%) HTML5
6 72 (3.35%) Web Services
7 70 (3.25%) XML
8 57 (2.65%) CSS3
9 47 (2.19%) jQuery
10 44 (2.05%) ASP.NET
11 41 (1.91%) RESTful
12 39 (1.81%) AngularJS
13 38 (1.77%) SOAP
14 36 (1.67%) Middleware
15 35 (1.63%) XSD
15 35 (1.63%) Spring
16 33 (1.53%) XSL
17 29 (1.35%) Ajax
18 27 (1.26%) JSP
19 23 (1.07%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 174 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.39%) User Experience
3 54 (2.51%) iPad
4 49 (2.28%) EPoS
5 45 (2.09%) Mobile App
6 38 (1.77%) Social Media
7 35 (1.63%) FMCG
8 28 (1.30%) Online Banking
9 27 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.21%) Credit Risk
11 25 (1.16%) Blackberry
12 23 (1.07%) Market Risk
13 21 (0.98%) Open Source
14 20 (0.93%) Visualisation
15 19 (0.88%) Computer Science
16 18 (0.84%) iPhone
16 18 (0.84%) Data Structures
17 14 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.65%) Mainframe
18 12 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 144 (6.69%) Windows
2 120 (5.58%) Linux
3 62 (2.88%) Android
4 58 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 54 (2.51%) Windows 7
6 45 (2.09%) UNIX
7 29 (1.35%) Windows XP
8 21 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (0.84%) AIX
10 16 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 11 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.33%) SUSE
15 6 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.23%) Solaris
16 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.093%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (22.04%) E-Commerce
2 369 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 274 (12.74%) Project Management
4 145 (6.74%) Scrum
5 131 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
6 128 (5.95%) Migration
7 126 (5.86%) Business Analysis
8 98 (4.56%) TDD
9 94 (4.37%) Waterfall
10 83 (3.86%) PRINCE2
10 83 (3.86%) Analytics
11 80 (3.72%) Change Management
12 79 (3.67%) ERP
13 78 (3.63%) ITIL
14 75 (3.49%) Data Modelling
15 73 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
16 64 (2.98%) OO
17 63 (2.93%) CRM
18 54 (2.51%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 210 (9.76%) SQL
2 164 (7.62%) Java
3 142 (6.60%) JavaScript
4 66 (3.07%) C#
5 39 (1.81%) VBA
6 31 (1.44%) Python
7 29 (1.35%) T-SQL
8 24 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 23 (1.07%) Ruby
9 23 (1.07%) Perl
10 22 (1.02%) Groovy
11 20 (0.93%) C
12 17 (0.79%) PowerShell
13 16 (0.74%) PHP
14 12 (0.56%) VB
14 12 (0.56%) ABAP
15 11 (0.51%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.46%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.46%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (4.42%) Degree
2 22 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 22 (1.02%) ISEB
3 20 (0.93%) PMI Certification
4 11 (0.51%) CISSP
5 10 (0.46%) PMP
6 9 (0.42%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.37%) CISA
7 8 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (0.33%) MBA
8 7 (0.33%) CISM
8 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.28%) MCT
10 5 (0.23%) RHCE
10 5 (0.23%) CCNA
10 5 (0.23%) CRISC
10 5 (0.23%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.02%) QA
2 12 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.42%) COBIT
4 9 (0.42%) SLA
5 6 (0.28%) Basel III
5 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.23%) EMIR
6 5 (0.23%) FATCA
7 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.093%) COSO
8 2 (0.093%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.093%) Basel II
9 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.046%) BS7799
9 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 55 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.46%) vSphere
4 6 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.23%) RACF
6 4 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (0.19%) XenApp
6 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.19%) Firmware
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.14%) Docker
7 3 (0.14%) HDFS
8 2 (0.093%) vCloud
9 1 (0.046%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.046%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.046%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.046%) ACF2
9 1 (0.046%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 23 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.93%) SCCM
3 15 (0.70%) Puppet
4 10 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.28%) Nessus
6 5 (0.23%) SCOM
6 5 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.19%) Nagios
7 4 (0.19%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.14%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.14%) MOM
8 3 (0.14%) Ansible
8 3 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.14%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.14%) Graphite
9 2 (0.093%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.093%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.093%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 216 (10.04%) Oracle
2 176 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 121 (5.63%) SAP
4 61 (2.84%) ATG
5 57 (2.65%) IBM
6 45 (2.09%) Cisco
7 42 (1.95%) hybris
8 39 (1.81%) VMware
9 37 (1.72%) Endeca
10 34 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
11 33 (1.53%) Adobe
12 28 (1.30%) Citrix
13 25 (1.16%) Teradata
14 24 (1.12%) CheckPoint
14 24 (1.12%) Perforce
15 22 (1.02%) Business Objects
16 21 (0.98%) Google
16 21 (0.98%) HP
17 19 (0.88%) Demandware
18 18 (0.84%) Tableau
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Zetman
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Zetman
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, please quote
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 10 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Posted: 2 days ago
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Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350pd
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