The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 36 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 2690 2502 2509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.80% 4.65% 5.18%
As % of the General category 12.12% 12.02% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1757 1638 1642
Average daily rate
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£413 £418 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £574 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 59
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £56.95 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% +12.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
22201 20807 20951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.59% 38.63% 43.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14265 13052 12762
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 565 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Retail
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail within the UK.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail within the UK.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Retail
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Retail
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
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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
England +3 2405 £425 +1.19% 924
London -1 1236 £450 +5.88% 418
South East -13 267 £400 - 109
City of London -5 253 £450 +5.88% 136
Scotland +27 222 £375 -11.76% 60
Edinburgh +14 192 £380 -10.58% 46
East of England +9 190 £450 +9.09% 56
Yorkshire -9 167 £356 -6.31% 79
North West +12 150 £425 +10.67% 88
West Midlands +25 141 £390 +5.40% 51
West Yorkshire -12 130 £356 -5.69% 60
South West +3 126 £413 -1.66% 56
East Midlands -5 101 £400 - 57
Berkshire +14 95 £400 - 26
Manchester +7 88 £400 +6.66% 56
Bedfordshire +5 88 £475 +11.76% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 73 £455 +17.41% 9
Hertfordshire -5 69 £425 - 41
Leeds -11 63 £356 +9.53% 30
Milton Keynes +6 57 £463 +25.00% 4
Halifax 0 49 £356 -10.10% 17
Hampshire -17 42 £400 - 31
Cheshire +11 39 £450 +21.62% 21
Wiltshire -9 39 £425 - 14
Birmingham +13 36 £370 -7.50% 17
Luton +3 36 £475 +11.76% 1
Bristol +11 34 £388 +24.00% 22
Swindon -4 34 £446 +3.54% 6
Coventry +20 32 £413 +26.92% 8
Northamptonshire -5 31 £450 +2.85% 9

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1525 (29.02%) Finance
2 1393 (26.51%) Banking
3 1000 (19.03%) E-Commerce
4 945 (17.98%) Retail Banking
5 903 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
6 879 (16.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 734 (13.97%) Project Management
8 567 (10.79%) SQL
9 510 (9.71%) Oracle
10 460 (8.75%) Microsoft
11 374 (7.12%) Java
11 374 (7.12%) Migration
12 362 (6.89%) HTML
13 336 (6.39%) Marketing
14 332 (6.32%) Business Analysis
15 327 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
16 314 (5.98%) Windows
17 312 (5.94%) PRINCE2
18 307 (5.84%) JavaScript
19 302 (5.75%) SAP
20 301 (5.73%) Scrum
21 286 (5.44%) .NET
22 284 (5.40%) SQL Server
23 273 (5.20%) CSS
24 267 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
25 265 (5.04%) MS Excel
26 241 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
27 233 (4.43%) CRM
28 232 (4.41%) Analytics
29 229 (4.36%) Change Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 171 (3.25%) WebSphere
2 108 (2.06%) SAS
3 95 (1.81%) CMS
4 89 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 40 (0.76%) JBoss
6 39 (0.74%) Node.js
7 38 (0.72%) IIS
8 37 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 37 (0.70%) Apache
9 35 (0.67%) Apache Solr
10 29 (0.55%) Lync
10 29 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 29 (0.55%) MS Exchange
11 25 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 20 (0.38%) Confluence
13 17 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
15 14 (0.27%) Commerce Server
16 13 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 265 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 171 (3.25%) MS Office
3 143 (2.72%) MS Project
4 85 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 75 (1.43%) Photoshop
5 75 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
7 25 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.32%) PowerPivot
9 15 (0.29%) SPSS
10 14 (0.27%) InDesign
10 14 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.17%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 123 (2.34%) Oracle Retail
2 51 (0.97%) Magento
2 51 (0.97%) SAP Retail
3 40 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 40 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 36 (0.69%) SAP FI
5 28 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 26 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 26 (0.49%) SAP CO
7 17 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 15 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.25%) SAP SD
10 12 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
11 11 (0.21%) SAP MM
11 11 (0.21%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
12 10 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
12 10 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
13 8 (0.15%) Markit EDM
14 7 (0.13%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 49 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (0.80%) SaaS
4 32 (0.61%) Office 365
5 24 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 12 (0.23%) PaaS
7 9 (0.17%) Force.com
8 6 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.11%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.095%) Yammer
10 3 (0.057%) IaaS
10 3 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.038%) GitHub
11 2 (0.038%) Responsys
11 2 (0.038%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.038%) Google Checkout
11 2 (0.038%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.019%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.019%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 67 (1.27%) Internet
2 58 (1.10%) Firewall
3 57 (1.08%) DNS
4 46 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 42 (0.80%) HTTP
6 32 (0.61%) LAN
7 29 (0.55%) WAN
8 28 (0.53%) Wireless
9 27 (0.51%) DHCP
10 25 (0.48%) Intranet
11 23 (0.44%) ATM
12 22 (0.42%) VPN
12 22 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (0.36%) SAN
14 18 (0.34%) Network Security
15 16 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (0.27%) BGP
17 13 (0.25%) HTTPS
18 12 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 222 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
3 108 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (1.64%) DB2
5 80 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (1.35%) MySQL
7 70 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 70 (1.33%) Oracle Database
8 56 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 49 (0.93%) Big Data
10 46 (0.88%) Relational Database
11 36 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
12 35 (0.67%) Hadoop
12 35 (0.67%) OLAP
13 34 (0.65%) NoSQL
13 34 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 33 (0.63%) Data Mining
15 26 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
15 26 (0.49%) SAP BW
16 24 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 92 (1.75%) JIRA
2 67 (1.27%) Selenium
3 59 (1.12%) Subversion
4 57 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 54 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 31 (0.59%) Maven
7 31 (0.59%) LoadRunner
8 29 (0.55%) WebDriver
9 28 (0.53%) Ant
10 27 (0.51%) Axure RP
11 24 (0.46%) JUnit
11 24 (0.46%) Visual Studio
12 23 (0.44%) HP UFT
13 22 (0.42%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.40%) Grunt
15 17 (0.32%) NUnit
16 15 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
17 13 (0.25%) JMeter
18 12 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 1525 (29.02%) Finance
2 1393 (26.51%) Banking
3 945 (17.98%) Retail Banking
4 336 (6.39%) Marketing
5 199 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 146 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 89 (1.69%) Legal
8 70 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 64 (1.22%) Games
10 59 (1.12%) Back Office
11 41 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 41 (0.78%) Billing
12 38 (0.72%) Law
13 35 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
14 34 (0.65%) Front Office
15 33 (0.63%) Automotive
15 33 (0.63%) Advertising
16 28 (0.53%) Electronics
17 26 (0.49%) Publishing
18 23 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1360 (25.88%) Analyst
2 899 (17.11%) Project Manager
3 805 (15.32%) Business Analyst
4 698 (13.28%) Developer
5 500 (9.51%) Architect
6 301 (5.73%) Consultant
7 261 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
8 163 (3.10%) Test Analyst
9 140 (2.66%) Programme Manager
10 126 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
10 126 (2.40%) Designer
11 107 (2.04%) Senior Manager
12 104 (1.98%) Test Manager
13 95 (1.81%) Data Analyst
14 93 (1.77%) .NET Developer
15 85 (1.62%) Tester
16 82 (1.56%) Banking Business Analyst
17 80 (1.52%) IT Project Manager
18 77 (1.47%) SAP Consultant
18 77 (1.47%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (6.89%) HTML
2 286 (5.44%) .NET
3 273 (5.20%) CSS
4 173 (3.29%) Web Services
5 149 (2.84%) XML
6 134 (2.55%) HTML5
7 129 (2.45%) J2EE
8 111 (2.11%) ASP.NET
9 106 (2.02%) jQuery
10 92 (1.75%) CSS3
11 87 (1.66%) AngularJS
12 85 (1.62%) Spring
13 76 (1.45%) SOAP
14 67 (1.27%) Middleware
14 67 (1.27%) RESTful
15 61 (1.16%) .NET Framework
16 56 (1.07%) JSON
17 50 (0.95%) REST
18 49 (0.93%) Ajax
19 46 (0.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 327 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (3.92%) User Experience
3 118 (2.25%) FMCG
4 116 (2.21%) EPoS
5 112 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 107 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 80 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 67 (1.27%) iPad
9 64 (1.22%) Credit Risk
10 49 (0.93%) Social Media
11 44 (0.84%) Online Banking
12 38 (0.72%) Data Integration
13 34 (0.65%) PMI
14 32 (0.61%) Visualisation
14 32 (0.61%) Data Structures
15 31 (0.59%) Mainframe
16 28 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
17 26 (0.49%) Clustering
18 25 (0.48%) Reference Data
19 24 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 314 (5.98%) Windows
2 185 (3.52%) Linux
3 165 (3.14%) UNIX
4 90 (1.71%) Windows 7
5 82 (1.56%) Android
6 79 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 51 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (0.51%) AIX
9 27 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.32%) Windows XP
12 16 (0.30%) Solaris
13 12 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.13%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.11%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.095%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1000 (19.03%) E-Commerce
2 903 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
3 879 (16.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 734 (13.97%) Project Management
5 374 (7.12%) Migration
6 332 (6.32%) Business Analysis
7 312 (5.94%) PRINCE2
8 301 (5.73%) Scrum
9 267 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
10 241 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 233 (4.43%) CRM
12 232 (4.41%) Analytics
13 229 (4.36%) Change Management
14 211 (4.02%) ITIL
15 177 (3.37%) Waterfall
16 170 (3.24%) Data Modelling
16 170 (3.24%) TDD
17 163 (3.10%) SDLC
18 159 (3.03%) ETL
18 159 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 567 (10.79%) SQL
2 374 (7.12%) Java
3 307 (5.84%) JavaScript
4 207 (3.94%) C#
5 67 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 62 (1.18%) VBA
7 61 (1.16%) T-SQL
8 54 (1.03%) Python
8 54 (1.03%) C
9 53 (1.01%) PHP
10 40 (0.76%) PowerShell
11 39 (0.74%) C++
12 38 (0.72%) Shell Script
13 30 (0.57%) VB
13 30 (0.57%) R
14 27 (0.51%) Perl
15 26 (0.49%) Ruby
16 20 (0.38%) Objective-C
17 17 (0.32%) Bash Shell
18 15 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 208 (3.96%) Degree
2 133 (2.53%) ISEB
3 66 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 61 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 58 (1.10%) ISTQB
6 42 (0.80%) PMP
7 41 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 32 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (0.48%) Security Cleared
11 24 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 20 (0.38%) CCNA
13 19 (0.36%) CISSP
14 17 (0.32%) ACCA
14 17 (0.32%) SC Cleared
15 14 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.27%) CCNP
16 12 (0.23%) CISM
16 12 (0.23%) MBA
17 11 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (4.07%) QA
2 57 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 48 (0.91%) SLA
4 42 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 24 (0.46%) ISO 9000
7 17 (0.32%) FATCA
8 16 (0.30%) COBIT
9 13 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.19%) EMIR
11 8 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.13%) Basel III
12 7 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.076%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.076%) MiFID
13 4 (0.076%) Basel II
14 3 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 3 (0.057%) ISO 8583
14 3 (0.057%) FINREP
15 2 (0.038%) COREP
System Software
1 126 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 51 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.13%) vSphere
4 7 (0.13%) Firmware
5 6 (0.11%) ProxySG
6 5 (0.095%) XenApp
7 4 (0.076%) XenServer
7 4 (0.076%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.057%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.057%) Xen
8 3 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.057%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.057%) HDFS
9 2 (0.038%) GPFS
9 2 (0.038%) Docker
9 2 (0.038%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.038%) vCloud
9 2 (0.038%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 52 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (0.70%) SCCM
3 26 (0.49%) Puppet
4 18 (0.34%) SCOM
5 17 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.29%) Nagios
7 13 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (0.21%) Tivoli
9 9 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (0.15%) Cacti
11 7 (0.13%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
12 6 (0.11%) OPNET
13 5 (0.095%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.095%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.076%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.076%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.076%) SmokePing
14 4 (0.076%) Ansible
15 3 (0.057%) Control-M
Vendors
1 510 (9.71%) Oracle
2 460 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 302 (5.75%) SAP
4 136 (2.59%) IBM
5 131 (2.49%) hybris
6 97 (1.85%) VMware
7 88 (1.67%) ATG
8 83 (1.58%) Adobe
9 73 (1.39%) Cisco
10 49 (0.93%) HP
11 48 (0.91%) Teradata
12 46 (0.88%) Citrix
12 46 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
13 44 (0.84%) Business Objects
14 42 (0.80%) Google
15 41 (0.78%) Cognos
16 40 (0.76%) Endeca
17 35 (0.67%) Informatica
18 30 (0.57%) JDA
18 30 (0.57%) Red Hat
London
Staffworx Limited
Rate: expenses
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £396.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £342.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £550 to £620 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £550 per day 400-550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £27,000 plus on call allowance
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago