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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 32 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail 1307 1205 1439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.32% 4.77% 5.57%
As % of the General category 11.80% 9.42% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 916 959
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 £595 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 7
Average hourly rate £14.04 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.77% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £16.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.50 £93.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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
11080 12795 13591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.14% 50.67% 52.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 9035 9347
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 £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 175 230
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +9 287 £450 +5.88% 111
Uxbridge +9 28 £400 -18.36%
Greenford - 13 - - 1
Docklands, London +25 7 £688 +37.50%
Canary Wharf +19 7 £400 +33.33%
West Drayton - 7 £475 -
Bromley +2 2 £320 +245.94%
Hammersmith +2 2 £388 -20.51%
Croydon -12 2 £390 +11.42%
Ealing +1 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Finchley - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £375 -
Hackney - - - - 2
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Welling - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Chessington - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 620 (24.58%) E-Commerce
2 608 (24.11%) Finance
3 524 (20.78%) Banking
4 451 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
5 358 (14.20%) Retail Banking
6 290 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 286 (11.34%) Oracle
8 281 (11.14%) Project Management
9 263 (10.43%) SQL
10 256 (10.15%) HTML
11 207 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
12 203 (8.05%) Java
13 189 (7.49%) JavaScript
14 186 (7.38%) Microsoft
15 179 (7.10%) SQL Server
16 170 (6.74%) CSS
16 170 (6.74%) Scrum
17 168 (6.66%) Business Analysis
18 162 (6.42%) SAP
19 161 (6.38%) Windows
20 156 (6.19%) Marketing
21 145 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
22 134 (5.31%) Linux
23 131 (5.19%) Degree
24 130 (5.15%) MS Excel
24 130 (5.15%) User Experience
25 125 (4.96%) ITIL
26 116 (4.60%) PRINCE2
26 116 (4.60%) Migration
26 116 (4.60%) Analytics

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 82 (3.25%) WebSphere
2 68 (2.70%) SAS
3 49 (1.94%) CMS
4 39 (1.55%) WebLogic
5 38 (1.51%) Apache
6 35 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 32 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 26 (1.03%) MS Exchange
9 25 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
10 20 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
11 18 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (0.71%) Node.js
12 17 (0.67%) IIS
13 13 (0.52%) IBM Notes
13 13 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (0.48%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.48%) MQSeries
15 9 (0.36%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
16 8 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 130 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 86 (3.41%) MS Office
3 61 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.43%) MS Project
6 33 (1.31%) Photoshop
7 27 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.36%) SPSS
8 9 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.079%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.079%) InDesign
12 1 (0.040%) DOC1
12 1 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.040%) Quicktime
12 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.040%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.040%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 70 (2.78%) Oracle Retail
2 32 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (1.23%) SAP Retail
4 17 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.52%) Google Analytics
6 10 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.36%) Markit EDM
7 9 (0.36%) Magento
8 7 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.24%) SAP SD
9 6 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.24%) Fredhopper
10 5 (0.20%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.20%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.16%) CA Clarity
11 4 (0.16%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 24 (0.95%) SaaS
2 18 (0.71%) Office 365
3 10 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.40%) Force.com
4 7 (0.28%) GitHub
5 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.040%) Responsys
7 1 (0.040%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.040%) Taleo
7 1 (0.040%) Heroku
7 1 (0.040%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.78%) Internet
2 35 (1.39%) Firewall
3 28 (1.11%) DNS
4 26 (1.03%) HTTP
4 26 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 25 (0.99%) Network Security
6 24 (0.95%) WAN
7 22 (0.87%) LAN
7 22 (0.87%) SSL
8 18 (0.71%) SAN
9 16 (0.63%) BGP
10 15 (0.59%) Wireless
11 13 (0.52%) Intranet
11 13 (0.52%) OSPF
12 12 (0.48%) Extranet
12 12 (0.48%) EIGRP
13 11 (0.44%) SNMP
14 10 (0.40%) MPLS
15 9 (0.36%) FTP
16 8 (0.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 85 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (2.02%) DB2
5 48 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 38 (1.51%) Oracle Database
7 35 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (1.27%) Data Mining
9 25 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 23 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (0.83%) MySQL
12 20 (0.79%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.63%) SAP BW
14 15 (0.59%) Big Data
15 14 (0.56%) MongoDB
15 14 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 48 (1.90%) Subversion
1 48 (1.90%) Maven
2 43 (1.70%) Ant
3 32 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.87%) Selenium
4 22 (0.87%) Visual Studio
5 18 (0.71%) JIRA
6 17 (0.67%) Introscope
7 16 (0.63%) Xcode
8 15 (0.59%) Cucumber
9 14 (0.56%) Axure RP
9 14 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 13 (0.52%) ERwin
10 13 (0.52%) TeamCity
11 12 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (0.40%) WebDriver
12 10 (0.40%) Jenkins
12 10 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.36%) JUnit
General
1 608 (24.11%) Finance
2 524 (20.78%) Banking
3 358 (14.20%) Retail Banking
4 156 (6.19%) Marketing
5 82 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 74 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 54 (2.14%) Back Office
8 43 (1.70%) Investment Banking
9 38 (1.51%) Front Office
10 32 (1.27%) Games
11 26 (1.03%) Legal
12 24 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.87%) Publishing
14 21 (0.83%) German Language
15 18 (0.71%) Advertising
16 13 (0.52%) Electronics
16 13 (0.52%) French Language
17 11 (0.44%) Law
18 10 (0.40%) Private Banking
19 8 (0.32%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 660 (26.17%) Analyst
2 439 (17.41%) Developer
3 418 (16.57%) Business Analyst
4 337 (13.36%) Project Manager
5 213 (8.45%) Architect
6 197 (7.81%) Consultant
7 83 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
8 77 (3.05%) Designer
9 70 (2.78%) Programme Manager
10 55 (2.18%) .NET Developer
11 47 (1.86%) Data Analyst
11 47 (1.86%) Senior Manager
12 46 (1.82%) Front-End Developer
13 39 (1.55%) Administrator
14 38 (1.51%) Support Analyst
15 36 (1.43%) Java Developer
16 35 (1.39%) Senior Project Manager
17 33 (1.31%) Oracle Consultant
18 30 (1.19%) Service Analyst
18 30 (1.19%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (10.15%) HTML
2 170 (6.74%) CSS
3 103 (4.08%) .NET
3 103 (4.08%) Web Services
4 93 (3.69%) HTML5
5 91 (3.61%) XML
6 83 (3.29%) J2EE
7 79 (3.13%) CSS3
8 68 (2.70%) jQuery
9 67 (2.66%) ASP.NET
10 52 (2.06%) SOAP
11 48 (1.90%) RESTful
12 46 (1.82%) XSD
13 44 (1.74%) XSL
14 42 (1.67%) Ajax
15 41 (1.63%) Middleware
16 39 (1.55%) WCF
17 37 (1.47%) AngularJS
18 35 (1.39%) WSDL
19 32 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 207 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (5.15%) User Experience
3 78 (3.09%) iPad
4 71 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 62 (2.46%) EPoS
6 58 (2.30%) FMCG
7 46 (1.82%) Social Media
8 41 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 29 (1.15%) PMI
10 27 (1.07%) Blackberry
10 27 (1.07%) Mathematics
11 26 (1.03%) Mainframe
12 25 (0.99%) Online Banking
12 25 (0.99%) Computer Science
12 25 (0.99%) iPhone
13 20 (0.79%) Credit Risk
14 19 (0.75%) Copywriting
15 18 (0.71%) Equities
15 18 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
16 17 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 161 (6.38%) Windows
2 134 (5.31%) Linux
3 69 (2.74%) Android
4 65 (2.58%) UNIX
5 63 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 59 (2.34%) Windows 7
7 45 (1.78%) Windows XP
8 33 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (1.27%) AIX
10 26 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (0.87%) Solaris
12 17 (0.67%) Windows Vista
13 16 (0.63%) SUSE
14 11 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.20%) HPUX
18 2 (0.079%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.079%) CentOS
19 1 (0.040%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (24.58%) E-Commerce
2 451 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 281 (11.14%) Project Management
5 170 (6.74%) Scrum
6 168 (6.66%) Business Analysis
7 145 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
8 125 (4.96%) ITIL
9 116 (4.60%) PRINCE2
9 116 (4.60%) Migration
9 116 (4.60%) Analytics
10 115 (4.56%) TDD
11 113 (4.48%) ERP
12 103 (4.08%) Change Management
13 90 (3.57%) Waterfall
14 84 (3.33%) OO
15 80 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 76 (3.01%) Data Analysis
16 76 (3.01%) Data Modelling
17 73 (2.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 263 (10.43%) SQL
2 203 (8.05%) Java
3 189 (7.49%) JavaScript
4 93 (3.69%) C#
5 39 (1.55%) T-SQL
6 37 (1.47%) Perl
7 35 (1.39%) Groovy
8 32 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 30 (1.19%) Python
10 29 (1.15%) PowerShell
11 28 (1.11%) Ruby
11 28 (1.11%) VBA
12 27 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 22 (0.87%) C
14 19 (0.75%) Objective-C
15 17 (0.67%) C++
15 17 (0.67%) VBScript
16 16 (0.63%) Jython
17 14 (0.56%) Apex Code
18 12 (0.48%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 131 (5.19%) Degree
2 45 (1.78%) PMI Certification
3 31 (1.23%) ISEB
4 28 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 23 (0.91%) PMP
5 23 (0.91%) CISSP
6 12 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (0.44%) Security Cleared
7 11 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.44%) CISM
8 10 (0.40%) CISA
9 9 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.32%) MCP
11 7 (0.28%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.24%) CCNP
12 6 (0.24%) CCNA
12 6 (0.24%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.24%) CRISC
13 5 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.93%) QA
2 19 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.56%) SLA
5 7 (0.28%) Basel III
6 5 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.20%) COBIT
7 3 (0.12%) EMIR
8 2 (0.079%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.040%) COREP
9 1 (0.040%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.040%) FATCA
9 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 7816
9 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.040%) WCAG
System Software
1 72 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.75%) vSphere
4 12 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.20%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.20%) XenApp
7 4 (0.16%) RACF
7 4 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
7 4 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.12%) Firmware
9 2 (0.079%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.079%) NFS
9 2 (0.079%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.040%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.040%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.63%) SCCM
3 12 (0.48%) Puppet
4 9 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.28%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (0.24%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (0.20%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.12%) SCOM
8 3 (0.12%) OpenView
8 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.12%) Nagios
8 3 (0.12%) OpenIDM
8 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.079%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.079%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.079%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 286 (11.34%) Oracle
2 186 (7.38%) Microsoft
3 162 (6.42%) SAP
4 108 (4.28%) ATG
5 100 (3.97%) IBM
6 59 (2.34%) Endeca
7 51 (2.02%) Citrix
8 50 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (1.94%) VMware
10 39 (1.55%) Cisco
11 38 (1.51%) JBoss
12 35 (1.39%) Perforce
12 35 (1.39%) hybris
13 32 (1.27%) HP
14 30 (1.19%) Business Objects
15 28 (1.11%) Tableau
16 26 (1.03%) CheckPoint
17 25 (0.99%) Remedy
18 24 (0.95%) Adobe
19 23 (0.91%) JDA
Central London / West End
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £20 to £23 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £340.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £800 - £900 per day + MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
L'Oréal Careers
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday