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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 34 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 1056 1070 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.04% 4.96% 4.88%
As % of the General category 10.97% 10.62% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 774 717
Average daily rate
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£425 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 18
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £14.80 £6.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £157.20 £26.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -
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
9625 10077 9920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.94% 46.71% 50.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6857 6980 7126
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £643 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 184 122
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 238 £438 -0.56% 124
Uxbridge +11 12 £375 +15.38%
Rainham - 3 £325 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Chiswick - 2 £130 -
Hammersmith -2 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Finchley - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Brentford - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Feltham - - - - 4
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 547 (25.81%) Finance
2 521 (24.59%) Banking
3 457 (21.57%) E-Commerce
4 373 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
5 347 (16.38%) Retail Banking
6 286 (13.50%) Project Management
7 284 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 210 (9.91%) Oracle
9 206 (9.72%) SQL
10 169 (7.98%) HTML
11 167 (7.88%) Java
12 165 (7.79%) Microsoft
13 148 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
14 143 (6.75%) Scrum
15 142 (6.70%) Windows
16 132 (6.23%) Business Analysis
17 129 (6.09%) Migration
17 129 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
18 126 (5.95%) JavaScript
19 123 (5.80%) MS Excel
20 122 (5.76%) CSS
21 119 (5.62%) Marketing
22 113 (5.33%) User Experience
23 103 (4.86%) Degree
23 103 (4.86%) SAP
23 103 (4.86%) Linux
24 93 (4.39%) Waterfall
25 92 (4.34%) SQL Server
25 92 (4.34%) Data Modelling
26 91 (4.29%) MS Office

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 59 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 46 (2.17%) CMS
3 32 (1.51%) SAS
4 28 (1.32%) JBoss
5 24 (1.13%) SharePoint
6 22 (1.04%) WebLogic
7 21 (0.99%) MS Exchange
8 17 (0.80%) IIS
9 16 (0.76%) Apache
10 15 (0.71%) Node.js
11 11 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
12 10 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.38%) Drupal
15 7 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.33%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 123 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 91 (4.29%) MS Office
3 70 (3.30%) MS Project
4 54 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 31 (1.46%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
9 9 (0.42%) SPSS
10 6 (0.28%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.14%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.14%) InDesign
12 2 (0.094%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.094%) Maya
12 2 (0.094%) Quicktime
12 2 (0.094%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 60 (2.83%) Oracle Retail
2 31 (1.46%) Magento
3 17 (0.80%) SAP Retail
4 15 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.52%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
8 9 (0.42%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.33%) SAP SD
9 7 (0.33%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.28%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.24%) Temenos T24
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.04%) SaaS
2 17 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.61%) Office 365
5 5 (0.24%) Force.com
6 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.14%) GitHub
7 3 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.047%) IaaS
8 1 (0.047%) Route 53
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.047%) Yammer
8 1 (0.047%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.047%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.047%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.65%) Internet
2 24 (1.13%) Firewall
2 24 (1.13%) LAN
3 23 (1.09%) WAN
4 18 (0.85%) Network Security
5 15 (0.71%) DNS
5 15 (0.71%) HTTP
6 13 (0.61%) BGP
7 12 (0.57%) ATM
7 12 (0.57%) Extranet
7 12 (0.57%) OSPF
7 12 (0.57%) EIGRP
8 11 (0.52%) FTP
8 11 (0.52%) TCP/IP
9 10 (0.47%) MPLS
10 9 (0.42%) SAN
10 9 (0.42%) IP Telephony
11 8 (0.38%) VoIP
11 8 (0.38%) Multicast
12 7 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (1.60%) Big Data
6 33 (1.56%) MySQL
7 30 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (1.32%) DB2
8 28 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 24 (1.13%) OLAP
9 24 (1.13%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (1.09%) Data Mining
11 19 (0.90%) DataStage
11 19 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
12 18 (0.85%) MS Access
13 16 (0.76%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.76%) Oracle Database
14 13 (0.61%) MongoDB
14 13 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (1.89%) JIRA
2 36 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 34 (1.60%) Subversion
4 30 (1.42%) Ant
4 30 (1.42%) Maven
4 30 (1.42%) Selenium
5 17 (0.80%) Axure RP
6 13 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.57%) JUnit
7 12 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.52%) WebDriver
9 10 (0.47%) JMeter
9 10 (0.47%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 8 (0.38%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (0.33%) Grunt
12 7 (0.33%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.28%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 547 (25.81%) Finance
2 521 (24.59%) Banking
3 347 (16.38%) Retail Banking
4 119 (5.62%) Marketing
5 63 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.22%) Legal
7 43 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 38 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 35 (1.65%) Back Office
9 35 (1.65%) Financial Institution
10 28 (1.32%) Games
11 22 (1.04%) Front Office
12 21 (0.99%) Advertising
13 13 (0.61%) International Banking
14 11 (0.52%) Law
15 8 (0.38%) French Language
15 8 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
15 8 (0.38%) Publishing
16 7 (0.33%) German Language
17 6 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 521 (24.59%) Analyst
2 312 (14.72%) Developer
2 312 (14.72%) Project Manager
3 301 (14.20%) Business Analyst
4 213 (10.05%) Architect
5 133 (6.28%) Consultant
6 94 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
7 68 (3.21%) Designer
8 57 (2.69%) Programme Manager
9 42 (1.98%) Test Analyst
10 40 (1.89%) Data Analyst
11 39 (1.84%) Front-End Developer
12 36 (1.70%) Senior Manager
13 35 (1.65%) Banking Business Analyst
14 34 (1.60%) Tester
15 33 (1.56%) Java Developer
16 30 (1.42%) Senior Analyst
16 30 (1.42%) PMO Manager
17 27 (1.27%) UX Designer
17 27 (1.27%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (7.98%) HTML
2 122 (5.76%) CSS
3 88 (4.15%) .NET
4 68 (3.21%) Web Services
5 67 (3.16%) HTML5
6 65 (3.07%) J2EE
7 64 (3.02%) XML
8 51 (2.41%) CSS3
9 46 (2.17%) jQuery
10 44 (2.08%) RESTful
11 40 (1.89%) SOAP
12 33 (1.56%) AngularJS
12 33 (1.56%) Spring
13 31 (1.46%) XSD
14 30 (1.42%) ASP.NET
15 27 (1.27%) XSL
16 26 (1.23%) JSP
17 22 (1.04%) Ajax
17 22 (1.04%) Middleware
18 21 (0.99%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 148 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (5.33%) User Experience
3 50 (2.36%) iPad
4 42 (1.98%) Mobile App
5 39 (1.84%) EPoS
6 38 (1.79%) Social Media
7 36 (1.70%) FMCG
8 33 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 29 (1.37%) Online Banking
10 21 (0.99%) Visualisation
10 21 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 20 (0.94%) Open Source
12 19 (0.90%) Credit Risk
13 18 (0.85%) Equities
13 18 (0.85%) Blackberry
14 17 (0.80%) iPhone
14 17 (0.80%) Computer Science
15 15 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
15 15 (0.71%) Fixed Income
15 15 (0.71%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 142 (6.70%) Windows
2 103 (4.86%) Linux
3 54 (2.55%) Windows 7
4 51 (2.41%) UNIX
5 50 (2.36%) Android
6 46 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 25 (1.18%) Windows XP
8 20 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.52%) AIX
11 9 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.42%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.14%) Solaris
13 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.094%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.094%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (21.57%) E-Commerce
2 373 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (13.50%) Project Management
4 284 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 143 (6.75%) Scrum
6 132 (6.23%) Business Analysis
7 129 (6.09%) Migration
7 129 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
8 93 (4.39%) Waterfall
9 92 (4.34%) Data Modelling
10 90 (4.25%) Analytics
11 88 (4.15%) PRINCE2
11 88 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 86 (4.06%) TDD
13 74 (3.49%) CRM
14 69 (3.26%) ERP
15 67 (3.16%) ITIL
16 62 (2.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 61 (2.88%) Change Management
18 58 (2.74%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 206 (9.72%) SQL
2 167 (7.88%) Java
3 126 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 55 (2.60%) C#
5 37 (1.75%) VBA
6 28 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 27 (1.27%) C
8 25 (1.18%) PHP
9 23 (1.09%) Python
10 22 (1.04%) Ruby
11 20 (0.94%) PL/SQL
11 20 (0.94%) Perl
11 20 (0.94%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.90%) Groovy
13 14 (0.66%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.57%) VB
14 12 (0.57%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.52%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.47%) PHP5
16 10 (0.47%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 103 (4.86%) Degree
2 41 (1.93%) VCP4
3 24 (1.13%) ISEB
4 21 (0.99%) PMI Certification
5 18 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (0.42%) PMP
7 9 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.38%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.33%) CCNA
9 7 (0.33%) MCT
10 5 (0.24%) CISSP
10 5 (0.24%) RHCE
10 5 (0.24%) MBA
11 4 (0.19%) CFA
11 4 (0.19%) RHCA
11 4 (0.19%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.40%) QA
2 12 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.52%) SLA
4 10 (0.47%) COBIT
5 7 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.24%) FATCA
7 5 (0.24%) EMIR
8 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.19%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.19%) Basel III
9 2 (0.094%) Basel II
9 2 (0.094%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.094%) COSO
10 1 (0.047%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.047%) BS7799
10 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.28%) vSphere
5 5 (0.24%) HDFS
6 4 (0.19%) RACF
7 3 (0.14%) XenApp
7 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.14%) Docker
7 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.094%) vCloud
8 2 (0.094%) SRDF
9 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.047%) Openswan
9 1 (0.047%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.047%) ACF2
9 1 (0.047%) Firmware
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.90%) SCCM
3 16 (0.76%) Puppet
4 10 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.33%) SCOM
6 6 (0.28%) Nessus
6 6 (0.28%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.24%) Nagios
8 4 (0.19%) MOM
9 3 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.14%) Ansible
9 3 (0.14%) Graphite
9 3 (0.14%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.094%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.094%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.094%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.094%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.094%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.094%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 210 (9.91%) Oracle
2 165 (7.79%) Microsoft
3 103 (4.86%) SAP
4 65 (3.07%) ATG
5 57 (2.69%) IBM
6 47 (2.22%) hybris
7 45 (2.12%) Cisco
8 38 (1.79%) Adobe
9 33 (1.56%) VMware
10 28 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (1.23%) Business Objects
12 25 (1.18%) Teradata
12 25 (1.18%) Endeca
13 21 (0.99%) Citrix
13 21 (0.99%) Perforce
13 21 (0.99%) Google
14 20 (0.94%) Apple
14 20 (0.94%) Demandware
15 19 (0.90%) ServiceNow
15 19 (0.90%) HP
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates - £450-£600
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Cielo Talent - Nice
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £425 - £477 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £491.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Up to £65,000 per annum Excellent Base, Bonus, Car Allowance and Benef
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nakama
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday