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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 41 41 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 1026 959 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.85% 4.60% 5.08%
As % of the General category 10.64% 10.07% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 673 792
Average daily rate £450 £438 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £398
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 10
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.40 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £75.10 £19.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
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
9640 9519 10341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.58% 45.69% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6786 6871 7264
Average daily rate £500 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £647 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 100 176
Average hourly rate £27.58 £21.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.02% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +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 5 February 2016.

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016. 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 -12 110 £438 -3.31% 93
Canary Wharf +11 17 £500 -16.66%
Croydon - 7 £375 - 1
Uxbridge -2 5 - -
Brentford +10 4 £415 - 1
Hayes - 2 £425 -
Wimbledon - 2 £450 -
Hammersmith +1 1 £425 -
Chessington -2 1 - -
Ealing -9 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £313 -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 543 (27.59%) Banking
2 522 (26.52%) Finance
3 419 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
4 411 (20.88%) E-Commerce
5 366 (18.60%) Retail Banking
6 303 (15.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 218 (11.08%) Project Management
8 199 (10.11%) Oracle
9 193 (9.81%) SQL
10 177 (8.99%) Java
11 167 (8.49%) HTML
12 146 (7.42%) Scrum
13 138 (7.01%) Marketing
14 135 (6.86%) JavaScript
15 133 (6.76%) Windows
16 123 (6.25%) CSS
17 115 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
18 114 (5.79%) Analytics
19 111 (5.64%) User Experience
19 111 (5.64%) Microsoft
20 110 (5.59%) Business Analysis
21 106 (5.39%) Linux
22 95 (4.83%) Migration
22 95 (4.83%) QA
23 94 (4.78%) Degree
24 90 (4.57%) TDD
25 89 (4.52%) Web Services
26 86 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
27 85 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
28 84 (4.27%) Telecoms

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 53 (2.69%) CMS
2 48 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 47 (2.39%) SAS
4 28 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.27%) Node.js
6 20 (1.02%) Apache
7 18 (0.91%) IBM Notes
8 15 (0.76%) JBoss
9 12 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (0.56%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.56%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.46%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.36%) Confluence
14 7 (0.36%) Mule
15 6 (0.30%) Commerce Server
15 6 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 74 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.34%) MS Office
3 32 (1.63%) MS Project
4 27 (1.37%) Photoshop
5 25 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.46%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.10%) SPSS
11 1 (0.051%) InDesign
11 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 47 (2.39%) Oracle Retail
2 28 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.97%) Magento
3 19 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
4 18 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (0.86%) Eikon
6 15 (0.76%) SAP Retail
7 12 (0.61%) Bankmaster
7 12 (0.61%) Finacle
7 12 (0.61%) Temenos T24
8 7 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.25%) Tridion
11 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.20%) Fredhopper
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.32%) SaaS
3 23 (1.17%) Office 365
4 21 (1.07%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.41%) GitHub
7 7 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.25%) PaaS
10 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.20%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.15%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.15%) Route 53
11 3 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.10%) Basecamp
12 2 (0.10%) Force.com
13 1 (0.051%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.13%) Internet
2 39 (1.98%) Firewall
3 31 (1.58%) WAN
4 20 (1.02%) MPLS
4 20 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 19 (0.97%) LAN
6 14 (0.71%) DNS
7 11 (0.56%) Network Security
7 11 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (0.51%) SNMP
8 10 (0.51%) VPN
8 10 (0.51%) Wireless
9 8 (0.41%) BGP
9 8 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (0.30%) HTTP
10 6 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (0.30%) IPv6
10 6 (0.30%) OSPF
11 5 (0.25%) DHCP
11 5 (0.25%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (2.18%) Big Data
4 33 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (1.58%) MySQL
6 29 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 27 (1.37%) Hadoop
8 26 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 23 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (0.91%) MongoDB
12 18 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.76%) NoSQL
14 14 (0.71%) Apache Hive
14 14 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 11 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 81 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 60 (3.05%) JIRA
3 54 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 42 (2.13%) Maven
5 39 (1.98%) Selenium
6 30 (1.52%) Subversion
7 22 (1.12%) Ant
7 22 (1.12%) JUnit
8 18 (0.91%) Cucumber
9 17 (0.86%) WebDriver
10 16 (0.81%) Mockito
11 15 (0.76%) Grunt
11 15 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (0.71%) Eclipse
12 14 (0.71%) Hudson
13 11 (0.56%) Spock
14 10 (0.51%) Appium
15 9 (0.46%) Axure RP
15 9 (0.46%) Bower
16 8 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 543 (27.59%) Banking
2 522 (26.52%) Finance
3 366 (18.60%) Retail Banking
4 138 (7.01%) Marketing
5 84 (4.27%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.73%) Games
8 33 (1.68%) Legal
9 32 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.22%) Advertising
11 22 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 21 (1.07%) Front Office
13 20 (1.02%) Publishing
14 19 (0.97%) Law
15 18 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
15 18 (0.91%) Electronics
16 16 (0.81%) Back Office
17 13 (0.66%) Private Banking
18 10 (0.51%) Billing
19 3 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 486 (24.70%) Analyst
2 315 (16.01%) Developer
3 290 (14.74%) Project Manager
4 269 (13.67%) Business Analyst
5 173 (8.79%) Architect
6 140 (7.11%) Consultant
7 89 (4.52%) Banking Analyst
8 86 (4.37%) Retail Business Analyst
9 75 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
10 64 (3.25%) Designer
11 56 (2.85%) Programme Manager
12 54 (2.74%) IT Manager
13 52 (2.64%) Senior Analyst
13 52 (2.64%) Test Analyst
14 49 (2.49%) Java Developer
15 42 (2.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 42 (2.13%) Senior Manager
16 40 (2.03%) IT Project Manager
17 39 (1.98%) Digital Project Manager
17 39 (1.98%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (8.49%) HTML
2 123 (6.25%) CSS
3 89 (4.52%) Web Services
4 71 (3.61%) .NET
5 69 (3.51%) HTML5
6 62 (3.15%) XML
7 57 (2.90%) jQuery
8 55 (2.79%) Spring
9 53 (2.69%) J2EE
10 52 (2.64%) RESTful
11 51 (2.59%) CSS3
11 51 (2.59%) SOAP
12 48 (2.44%) AngularJS
12 48 (2.44%) REST
13 33 (1.68%) JSON
14 29 (1.47%) JSP
15 26 (1.32%) Servlets
16 24 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (1.22%) XSD
17 23 (1.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 115 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (5.64%) User Experience
3 69 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 43 (2.18%) Data Centre
5 42 (2.13%) EPoS
6 41 (2.08%) iPad
7 35 (1.78%) Computer Science
8 34 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 31 (1.58%) FMCG
10 29 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.32%) Social Media
12 25 (1.27%) Online Banking
13 23 (1.17%) iPhone
14 21 (1.07%) Credit Risk
15 20 (1.02%) Statistics
16 19 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
17 18 (0.91%) Blackberry
17 18 (0.91%) Mathematics
18 17 (0.86%) Visualisation
19 16 (0.81%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 133 (6.76%) Windows
2 106 (5.39%) Linux
3 69 (3.51%) Unix
4 41 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 41 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (1.22%) Windows XP
7 23 (1.17%) Android
8 16 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.30%) AIX
12 6 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.20%) SUSE
13 4 (0.20%) zOS
14 3 (0.15%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.15%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (20.88%) E-Commerce
3 303 (15.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 218 (11.08%) Project Management
5 146 (7.42%) Scrum
6 114 (5.79%) Analytics
7 110 (5.59%) Business Analysis
8 95 (4.83%) Migration
9 90 (4.57%) TDD
10 86 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
11 85 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
12 81 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 77 (3.91%) Change Management
14 73 (3.71%) ERP
15 72 (3.66%) PRINCE2
16 68 (3.46%) OO
17 67 (3.40%) CRM
18 66 (3.35%) Waterfall
19 62 (3.15%) Risk Management
20 57 (2.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 193 (9.81%) SQL
2 177 (8.99%) Java
3 135 (6.86%) JavaScript
4 56 (2.85%) C#
5 36 (1.83%) PHP
5 36 (1.83%) Python
6 26 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 25 (1.27%) VBA
8 22 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 21 (1.07%) Scala
10 18 (0.91%) Bash Shell
11 17 (0.86%) C
11 17 (0.86%) Groovy
12 15 (0.76%) Perl
13 13 (0.66%) C++
13 13 (0.66%) Ruby
14 12 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.56%) Objective-C
15 11 (0.56%) VB
16 9 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 94 (4.78%) Degree
2 20 (1.02%) CISA
2 20 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 19 (0.97%) PMI Certification
3 19 (0.97%) PMP
4 18 (0.91%) ISEB
5 17 (0.86%) CCNP
5 17 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.86%) CISM
5 17 (0.86%) CISSP
5 17 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 14 (0.71%) CCIE
7 9 (0.46%) Security Cleared
8 6 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.30%) SANS
8 6 (0.30%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.25%) ACCA
9 5 (0.25%) GIAC
9 5 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.83%) QA
2 31 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 19 (0.97%) SLA
4 16 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.71%) COBIT
6 5 (0.25%) MiFID
6 5 (0.25%) SEPA
7 3 (0.15%) COSO
7 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.15%) EMIR
7 3 (0.15%) FATCA
7 3 (0.15%) WCAG
8 2 (0.10%) Basel II
8 2 (0.10%) COREP
8 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.10%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.051%) Basel III
9 1 (0.051%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.051%) SDET
System Software
1 40 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.41%) Docker
4 6 (0.30%) vSphere
5 4 (0.20%) HDFS
5 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.20%) KVM
6 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.051%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.051%) RACF
7 1 (0.051%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.051%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.051%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (1.58%) Puppet
2 25 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.76%) Ansible
5 9 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (0.36%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.25%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.25%) Nagios
7 5 (0.25%) SCCM
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.15%) Control-M
9 3 (0.15%) DBAmp
9 3 (0.15%) Jitterbit
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.10%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.10%) Kibana
10 2 (0.10%) logstash
10 2 (0.10%) MOM
11 1 (0.051%) Oozie
Vendors
1 199 (10.11%) Oracle
2 111 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 79 (4.01%) SAP
4 55 (2.79%) ATG
5 51 (2.59%) hybris
6 47 (2.39%) IBM
7 38 (1.93%) VMware
8 34 (1.73%) Google
9 33 (1.68%) Adobe
10 29 (1.47%) Cisco
11 25 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (1.17%) Endeca
13 20 (1.02%) Retek
13 20 (1.02%) Tableau
14 19 (0.97%) Demandware
15 18 (0.91%) Lotus
16 17 (0.86%) Bloomberg
16 17 (0.86%) Reuters
16 17 (0.86%) Splunk
17 15 (0.76%) Apple
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITVE
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 750 - 850
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £1,000 - 1,500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + - negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Pesaro
Rate: From £550 to £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago