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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 37 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 1170 1205 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.08% 5.38% 4.95%
As % of the General category 11.55% 11.83% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 788 810
Average daily rate £465 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
Average hourly rate £10.00 £19.00 £14.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +35.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.13 £20.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.37% -23.80%
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
10126 10187 10673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.01% 45.47% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7511 7198 7494
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 119 177
Average hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+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 29 April 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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -20 111 £475 +8.57% 70
Uxbridge -7 5 £575 +62.88% 1
Hammersmith +4 4 £238 -39.10% 3
Canary Wharf 0 4 £475 -9.52%
Brentford - 3 £275 - 1
Croydon - 3 £220 - 10
Harrow - 3 £461 -
Docklands, London +4 2 £525 -16.00%
Westminster -12 2 £413 -
Paddington - 2 - -
Chessington - 2 - -
Wembley +3 1 £363 -14.70% 1
West Drayton - 1 £475 -
Wimbledon - 1 £450 -
Hounslow - 1 £550 -
Ilford - 1 £425 -
Southall - 1 £525 -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 527 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
2 517 (23.64%) Banking
3 509 (23.27%) Finance
4 467 (21.35%) E-Commerce
5 327 (14.95%) Retail Banking
6 263 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 222 (10.15%) Oracle
8 215 (9.83%) Java
9 210 (9.60%) Project Management
10 209 (9.56%) SQL
11 176 (8.05%) HTML
12 155 (7.09%) JavaScript
13 148 (6.77%) Scrum
14 141 (6.45%) Marketing
15 138 (6.31%) Microsoft
16 132 (6.04%) Linux
17 129 (5.90%) Windows
18 127 (5.81%) Analytics
19 119 (5.44%) Migration
19 119 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
20 118 (5.40%) User Experience
20 118 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
21 116 (5.30%) Business Analysis
22 113 (5.17%) CSS
23 111 (5.08%) TDD
24 108 (4.94%) CRM
25 101 (4.62%) Web Services
26 97 (4.44%) Degree
27 93 (4.25%) MS Excel
28 92 (4.21%) ERP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 75 (3.43%) CMS
2 68 (3.11%) WebSphere
3 50 (2.29%) SAS
4 49 (2.24%) Node.js
5 36 (1.65%) Apache
6 33 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 17 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 16 (0.73%) IIS
9 15 (0.69%) Apache Solr
9 15 (0.69%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.69%) JBoss
10 14 (0.64%) Drupal
10 14 (0.64%) nginx
11 13 (0.59%) Mule
12 12 (0.55%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.50%) Confluence
13 11 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.46%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 93 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.74%) MS Office
3 33 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.42%) MS Project
5 26 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.05%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.41%) Fireworks
9 7 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.27%) HipChat
11 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
12 3 (0.14%) SPSS
13 2 (0.091%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.046%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 61 (2.79%) Oracle Retail
2 34 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (1.33%) Magento
4 28 (1.28%) Payment Gateway
5 20 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (0.55%) Eikon
6 12 (0.55%) SAP Retail
7 10 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.27%) Summit
9 6 (0.27%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.23%) Bankmaster
10 5 (0.23%) Finacle
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
11 4 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
12 3 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.46%) SaaS
3 30 (1.37%) Office 365
4 20 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (0.87%) Google Analytics
6 12 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.55%) GitHub
7 9 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.32%) Oracle CX
8 7 (0.32%) Yammer
9 6 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.23%) PaaS
11 4 (0.18%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.18%) Route 53
11 4 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
12 3 (0.14%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.56%) Firewall
2 45 (2.06%) WAN
3 40 (1.83%) Internet
4 31 (1.42%) LAN
5 27 (1.23%) Network Security
6 25 (1.14%) DNS
7 23 (1.05%) TCP/IP
8 21 (0.96%) MPLS
9 20 (0.91%) VPN
10 17 (0.78%) Wireless
11 16 (0.73%) HTTP
12 14 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (0.55%) SNMP
14 10 (0.46%) DHCP
14 10 (0.46%) SSL
15 9 (0.41%) Cisco Wireless
15 9 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (0.37%) BGP
16 8 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (0.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 60 (2.74%) Big Data
3 52 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (1.60%) MySQL
5 34 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.46%) Hadoop
7 31 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 29 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (1.14%) NoSQL
11 23 (1.05%) Apache Hive
12 21 (0.96%) Relational Database
13 18 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.59%) DB2
17 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
18 11 (0.50%) QlikView
19 10 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 87 (3.98%) Git (software)
2 85 (3.89%) JIRA
3 78 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 57 (2.61%) Selenium
5 41 (1.87%) Maven
6 28 (1.28%) JUnit
7 26 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (1.14%) Mockito
9 22 (1.01%) Spock
9 22 (1.01%) WebDriver
10 21 (0.96%) Cucumber
11 16 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (0.64%) Eclipse
12 14 (0.64%) SoapUI
12 14 (0.64%) Subversion
13 13 (0.59%) Axure RP
14 11 (0.50%) Appium
15 10 (0.46%) Grunt
15 10 (0.46%) SpecFlow
16 9 (0.41%) Hudson
General
1 517 (23.64%) Banking
2 509 (23.27%) Finance
3 327 (14.95%) Retail Banking
4 141 (6.45%) Marketing
5 78 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 50 (2.29%) Games
7 42 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 35 (1.60%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.37%) Legal
11 26 (1.19%) Electronics
12 24 (1.10%) Front Office
13 22 (1.01%) Law
14 20 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
15 19 (0.87%) Advertising
15 19 (0.87%) Publishing
16 15 (0.69%) Back Office
17 13 (0.59%) Billing
18 7 (0.32%) Private Banking
19 5 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 504 (23.05%) Analyst
2 338 (15.45%) Developer
3 299 (13.67%) Project Manager
4 294 (13.44%) Business Analyst
5 233 (10.65%) Architect
6 135 (6.17%) Consultant
7 123 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
8 94 (4.30%) Retail Business Analyst
9 76 (3.48%) Banking Analyst
10 67 (3.06%) Test Analyst
11 62 (2.83%) Designer
12 59 (2.70%) Programme Manager
13 58 (2.65%) Java Developer
14 54 (2.47%) Senior Developer
15 53 (2.42%) IT Manager
15 53 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
16 45 (2.06%) Senior Manager
17 41 (1.87%) E-Commerce Analyst
17 41 (1.87%) IT Project Manager
18 39 (1.78%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (8.05%) HTML
2 113 (5.17%) CSS
3 101 (4.62%) Web Services
4 70 (3.20%) .NET
5 69 (3.16%) HTML5
6 66 (3.02%) AngularJS
7 64 (2.93%) SOAP
8 61 (2.79%) J2EE
9 59 (2.70%) RESTful
10 57 (2.61%) Spring
11 54 (2.47%) XML
12 53 (2.42%) REST
13 40 (1.83%) JSP
14 39 (1.78%) CSS3
15 37 (1.69%) jQuery
16 35 (1.60%) Servlets
16 35 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 33 (1.51%) Middleware
18 32 (1.46%) JSON
19 27 (1.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 119 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (5.40%) User Experience
3 72 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 58 (2.65%) EPoS
5 45 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 43 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 39 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (1.65%) FMCG
9 35 (1.60%) iPad
10 33 (1.51%) Social Media
11 26 (1.19%) Equities
12 25 (1.14%) Credit Risk
13 24 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
13 24 (1.10%) Statistics
14 23 (1.05%) Computer Science
15 22 (1.01%) Fixed Income
16 21 (0.96%) Visualisation
17 18 (0.82%) Algorithms
17 18 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 17 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 132 (6.04%) Linux
2 129 (5.90%) Windows
3 63 (2.88%) Unix
4 44 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 35 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 29 (1.33%) Android
8 18 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 16 (0.73%) AIX
10 15 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.46%) CentOS
14 10 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.32%) SUSE
16 5 (0.23%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (21.35%) E-Commerce
3 263 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 210 (9.60%) Project Management
5 148 (6.77%) Scrum
6 127 (5.81%) Analytics
7 119 (5.44%) Migration
8 118 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
9 116 (5.30%) Business Analysis
10 111 (5.08%) TDD
11 108 (4.94%) CRM
12 92 (4.21%) Change Management
12 92 (4.21%) ERP
13 91 (4.16%) PRINCE2
13 91 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 88 (4.02%) Waterfall
15 83 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
16 73 (3.34%) SDLC
17 66 (3.02%) ITIL
17 66 (3.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 215 (9.83%) Java
2 209 (9.56%) SQL
3 155 (7.09%) JavaScript
4 57 (2.61%) Python
5 55 (2.51%) C#
6 45 (2.06%) PHP
7 34 (1.55%) Scala
8 31 (1.42%) T-SQL
9 27 (1.23%) VBA
10 26 (1.19%) Groovy
11 25 (1.14%) Perl
11 25 (1.14%) Ruby
11 25 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.73%) C
13 15 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 13 (0.59%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.55%) Objective-C
15 12 (0.55%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.46%) VB
17 9 (0.41%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 97 (4.44%) Degree
2 34 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (1.33%) CCNP
4 25 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 24 (1.10%) PMI Certification
6 22 (1.01%) PMP
7 20 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 19 (0.87%) CISSP
8 19 (0.87%) ISEB
9 17 (0.78%) CCIE
9 17 (0.78%) CISM
10 14 (0.64%) Security Cleared
11 12 (0.55%) CISA
12 9 (0.41%) CCNA
13 7 (0.32%) GIAC
13 7 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.32%) SANS
13 7 (0.32%) SAS Certification
14 5 (0.23%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.80%) QA
2 21 (0.96%) SLA
3 18 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.50%) COBIT
6 10 (0.46%) MiFID
7 8 (0.37%) FATCA
7 8 (0.37%) SEPA
8 6 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.18%) EMIR
10 3 (0.14%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.091%) Basel II
11 2 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.091%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.091%) WAI
12 1 (0.046%) COSO
12 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.046%) SDET
System Software
1 54 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.87%) Docker
4 11 (0.50%) vSphere
5 7 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.23%) HDFS
7 4 (0.18%) KVM
7 4 (0.18%) vCloud
7 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.14%) XenApp
9 2 (0.091%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.091%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.046%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (0.046%) NFS
10 1 (0.046%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.046%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (1.55%) Ansible
3 30 (1.37%) Puppet
4 28 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (0.50%) SCCM
6 9 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (0.41%) Packer
7 7 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.27%) MOM
8 6 (0.27%) Nagios
8 6 (0.27%) Terraform
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.14%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.14%) Kibana
11 3 (0.14%) logstash
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.14%) SCOM
12 2 (0.091%) Oozie
Vendors
1 222 (10.15%) Oracle
2 138 (6.31%) Microsoft
3 85 (3.89%) SAP
4 81 (3.70%) ATG
5 72 (3.29%) IBM
6 53 (2.42%) Cisco
6 53 (2.42%) hybris
7 46 (2.10%) VMware
8 39 (1.78%) Adobe
9 37 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (1.42%) Google
10 31 (1.42%) Tableau
11 29 (1.33%) Endeca
12 18 (0.82%) CheckPoint
12 18 (0.82%) Citrix
13 16 (0.73%) Retek
14 15 (0.69%) HP
14 15 (0.69%) Teradata
15 14 (0.64%) Intel Security
16 13 (0.59%) Bloomberg
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 54 minutes ago
London
MPower+
Rate: From £500 to £580 per annum
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Volaris Exec
Rate: £550 - £750 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £39,000 to £49,000 per annum Plus bonus and 25 days holiday gym,
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wembley, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
MatchesFashion.com
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £500 to £575 per day 6 months minimum
Posted: 2 days ago