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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 33 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Retail 1301 1172 1437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.40% 4.68% 5.47%
As % of the General category 12.01% 9.23% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 901 972
Average daily rate
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£450 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 9
Average hourly rate £14.04 £21.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.69% +48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.42 £16.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £42.00 £67.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.56% +1.25%
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
10830 12704 13745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.97% 50.69% 52.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7627 8934 9409
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 £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 175 251
Average hourly rate £20.35 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -24.56%

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 17 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 17 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 17 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 +8 291 £450 +5.88% 118
Uxbridge +11 26 £400 -18.36% 1
Greenford - 17 - -
West Drayton - 7 £475 - 1
Canary Wharf +20 6 £366 +22.08%
Ealing - 3 - -
Bromley +1 2 £320 +245.94% 2
Hammersmith -1 2 £388 -20.51%
Croydon -6 2 £390 +11.42%
Chiswick - 1 £375 - 1
Finchley - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 6
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Welling - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 634 (24.96%) E-Commerce
2 601 (23.66%) Finance
3 536 (21.10%) Banking
4 462 (18.19%) Agile Software Development
5 368 (14.49%) Retail Banking
6 296 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 296 (11.65%) Oracle
7 277 (10.91%) Project Management
8 264 (10.39%) HTML
9 262 (10.31%) SQL
10 215 (8.46%) Java
11 202 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
12 192 (7.56%) JavaScript
13 183 (7.20%) SQL Server
13 183 (7.20%) Microsoft
14 173 (6.81%) Scrum
15 170 (6.69%) Business Analysis
16 166 (6.54%) CSS
17 162 (6.38%) SAP
18 157 (6.18%) Windows
19 155 (6.10%) Marketing
20 146 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
21 140 (5.51%) Degree
22 136 (5.35%) Linux
23 134 (5.28%) MS Excel
24 133 (5.24%) User Experience
25 127 (5.00%) ITIL
26 118 (4.65%) PRINCE2
26 118 (4.65%) Analytics
27 115 (4.53%) TDD

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 85 (3.35%) WebSphere
2 71 (2.80%) SAS
3 48 (1.89%) CMS
4 42 (1.65%) WebLogic
5 37 (1.46%) Apache
6 33 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 33 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 25 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
7 25 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 20 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
9 18 (0.71%) IIS
9 18 (0.71%) Node.js
10 17 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (0.59%) MQSeries
12 14 (0.55%) IBM Notes
13 12 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (0.47%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.39%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 134 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 88 (3.46%) MS Office
3 60 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 39 (1.54%) MS Project
6 36 (1.42%) Photoshop
7 31 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.35%) SPSS
10 3 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.039%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.039%) InDesign
11 1 (0.039%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.039%) Quicktime
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.039%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 75 (2.95%) Oracle Retail
2 31 (1.22%) SAP Retail
2 31 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 12 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.35%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.31%) Magento
9 6 (0.24%) SAP SD
9 6 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.24%) Fredhopper
9 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.20%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.20%) ReMetrica
11 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.16%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 21 (0.83%) SaaS
2 18 (0.71%) Office 365
3 10 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.39%) Force.com
4 6 (0.24%) GitHub
5 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.079%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.039%) Responsys
8 1 (0.039%) CheetahMail
8 1 (0.039%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.039%) Heroku
8 1 (0.039%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.76%) Internet
2 34 (1.34%) Firewall
3 27 (1.06%) DNS
4 26 (1.02%) HTTP
5 24 (0.94%) TCP/IP
6 22 (0.87%) Network Security
7 20 (0.79%) WAN
7 20 (0.79%) SSL
8 19 (0.75%) SAN
8 19 (0.75%) LAN
9 15 (0.59%) Wireless
10 13 (0.51%) BGP
10 13 (0.51%) Intranet
11 10 (0.39%) OSPF
12 9 (0.35%) NetScaler
12 9 (0.35%) EIGRP
12 9 (0.35%) FTP
12 9 (0.35%) Extranet
12 9 (0.35%) SNMP
12 9 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 61 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 55 (2.17%) DB2
5 50 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 36 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (1.26%) Data Mining
9 28 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 24 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (0.79%) MySQL
11 20 (0.79%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (0.55%) Big Data
14 13 (0.51%) MongoDB
14 13 (0.51%) SAP BW
14 13 (0.51%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 52 (2.05%) Subversion
1 52 (2.05%) Maven
2 49 (1.93%) Ant
3 35 (1.38%) Selenium
4 30 (1.18%) Git (software)
5 21 (0.83%) Visual Studio
6 20 (0.79%) JIRA
7 18 (0.71%) Xcode
8 17 (0.67%) WebDriver
8 17 (0.67%) Introscope
9 15 (0.59%) ERwin
10 14 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (0.55%) Cucumber
10 14 (0.55%) Axure RP
10 14 (0.55%) TeamCity
11 13 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (0.51%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.43%) Jenkins
14 8 (0.31%) JUnit
General
1 601 (23.66%) Finance
2 536 (21.10%) Banking
3 368 (14.49%) Retail Banking
4 155 (6.10%) Marketing
5 89 (3.50%) Manufacturing
6 81 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 51 (2.01%) Back Office
8 45 (1.77%) Investment Banking
9 39 (1.54%) Front Office
10 35 (1.38%) Games
11 27 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 27 (1.06%) Legal
12 22 (0.87%) German Language
12 22 (0.87%) Publishing
13 20 (0.79%) Advertising
14 15 (0.59%) Electronics
15 13 (0.51%) French Language
16 11 (0.43%) Law
17 9 (0.35%) Private Banking
18 8 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 663 (26.10%) Analyst
2 443 (17.44%) Developer
3 420 (16.54%) Business Analyst
4 330 (12.99%) Project Manager
5 205 (8.07%) Architect
6 200 (7.87%) Consultant
7 85 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
8 80 (3.15%) Designer
9 69 (2.72%) Programme Manager
10 52 (2.05%) .NET Developer
11 47 (1.85%) Data Analyst
12 45 (1.77%) Front-End Developer
13 42 (1.65%) Senior Manager
14 39 (1.54%) Administrator
15 37 (1.46%) Support Analyst
16 34 (1.34%) Java Developer
16 34 (1.34%) Oracle Consultant
17 33 (1.30%) Test Analyst
18 32 (1.26%) Banking Business Analyst
19 31 (1.22%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (10.39%) HTML
2 166 (6.54%) CSS
3 110 (4.33%) Web Services
4 103 (4.06%) .NET
5 94 (3.70%) XML
6 93 (3.66%) HTML5
7 91 (3.58%) J2EE
8 75 (2.95%) CSS3
9 69 (2.72%) jQuery
10 64 (2.52%) ASP.NET
11 58 (2.28%) SOAP
12 48 (1.89%) RESTful
13 45 (1.77%) XSD
14 44 (1.73%) XSL
15 41 (1.61%) Middleware
16 37 (1.46%) Ajax
16 37 (1.46%) WSDL
16 37 (1.46%) AngularJS
17 36 (1.42%) REST
17 36 (1.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 202 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (5.24%) User Experience
3 84 (3.31%) iPad
4 72 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 70 (2.76%) EPoS
6 60 (2.36%) FMCG
7 49 (1.93%) Social Media
8 43 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 31 (1.22%) Computer Science
9 31 (1.22%) Mathematics
10 29 (1.14%) iPhone
11 28 (1.10%) Blackberry
12 27 (1.06%) Mainframe
12 27 (1.06%) PMI
13 21 (0.83%) Online Banking
14 20 (0.79%) Credit Risk
15 19 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
15 19 (0.75%) Copywriting
16 17 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
16 17 (0.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 157 (6.18%) Windows
2 136 (5.35%) Linux
3 69 (2.72%) Android
4 68 (2.68%) UNIX
5 63 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 58 (2.28%) Windows 7
7 45 (1.77%) Windows XP
8 34 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (1.18%) AIX
10 26 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (0.98%) Solaris
12 18 (0.71%) Windows Vista
13 16 (0.63%) SUSE
14 12 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.24%) HPUX
18 2 (0.079%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.079%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.079%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (24.96%) E-Commerce
2 462 (18.19%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 277 (10.91%) Project Management
5 173 (6.81%) Scrum
6 170 (6.69%) Business Analysis
7 146 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
8 127 (5.00%) ITIL
9 118 (4.65%) PRINCE2
9 118 (4.65%) Analytics
10 115 (4.53%) TDD
11 113 (4.45%) ERP
12 108 (4.25%) Migration
13 104 (4.09%) Change Management
14 93 (3.66%) Waterfall
15 85 (3.35%) OO
16 84 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
17 79 (3.11%) Content Management
18 78 (3.07%) Data Modelling
19 76 (2.99%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 262 (10.31%) SQL
2 215 (8.46%) Java
3 192 (7.56%) JavaScript
4 89 (3.50%) C#
5 39 (1.54%) Perl
5 39 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 37 (1.46%) Groovy
7 32 (1.26%) Shell Script
7 32 (1.26%) PowerShell
8 27 (1.06%) Python
9 26 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 25 (0.98%) VBA
10 25 (0.98%) Ruby
11 23 (0.91%) C
12 21 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 19 (0.75%) C++
14 17 (0.67%) VBScript
15 16 (0.63%) Jython
16 14 (0.55%) Apex Code
17 12 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 140 (5.51%) Degree
2 47 (1.85%) ISEB
3 42 (1.65%) PMI Certification
4 32 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 23 (0.91%) CISSP
6 21 (0.83%) PMP
7 17 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.43%) Security Cleared
8 11 (0.43%) CISM
8 11 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.35%) CISA
11 8 (0.31%) A+ Certification
11 8 (0.31%) MCP
11 8 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.28%) CCNA
13 6 (0.24%) CCNP
13 6 (0.24%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.99%) QA
2 19 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.63%) SLA
4 15 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.16%) COBIT
6 4 (0.16%) Basel III
7 2 (0.079%) EMIR
8 1 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.039%) COREP
8 1 (0.039%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 7816
8 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.039%) FATCA
8 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.039%) WCAG
8 1 (0.039%) WAI
System Software
1 72 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.67%) vSphere
4 13 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.20%) Terminal Services
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%) XenApp
8 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.079%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.079%) NFS
9 2 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.079%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.079%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.039%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.039%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.67%) SCCM
3 11 (0.43%) Puppet
4 9 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.31%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.24%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.20%) HP SIM
8 5 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.16%) Nagios
9 4 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.16%) SCOM
10 3 (0.12%) OpenIDM
10 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.12%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.12%) OpenView
11 2 (0.079%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.079%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 296 (11.65%) Oracle
2 183 (7.20%) Microsoft
3 162 (6.38%) SAP
4 113 (4.45%) ATG
5 99 (3.90%) IBM
6 61 (2.40%) Endeca
7 53 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 52 (2.05%) Citrix
9 47 (1.85%) VMware
10 44 (1.73%) hybris
11 39 (1.54%) JBoss
12 38 (1.50%) Cisco
13 37 (1.46%) Perforce
14 33 (1.30%) HP
15 31 (1.22%) Tableau
16 29 (1.14%) Business Objects
17 27 (1.06%) Remedy
17 27 (1.06%) JDA
18 24 (0.94%) CheckPoint
19 23 (0.91%) Google
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £290 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £439 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per annum £competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £414.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £530.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday