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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 36 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 2626 2594 2437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.70% 4.60% 5.01%
As % of the General category 12.12% 11.82% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1694 1724 1585
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.87% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 66
Average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £147.00 £51.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -

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
21659 21953 20759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.75% 38.94% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13328 13587 12480
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 599 664
Average hourly rate £22.35 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 0 2374 £425 +3.03% 934
London 0 1177 £425 - 420
South East -10 328 £413 +6.58% 110
City of London -1 251 £431 +1.47% 120
Scotland +35 186 £390 -6.30% 32
East of England -9 172 £468 +11.30% 43
North West +6 168 £450 +12.50% 83
Edinburgh +11 158 £400 -5.88% 17
Yorkshire -8 154 £396 +12.34% 95
South West +5 153 £445 +5.95% 59
West Yorkshire -10 120 £388 +8.39% 69
Berkshire -2 112 £400 - 24
East Midlands +5 106 £400 -3.03% 58
Manchester +7 97 £425 +11.47% 42
West Midlands +18 93 £375 -6.25% 46
Bedfordshire +2 86 £475 +11.76% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 78 £431 +7.81% 7
Milton Keynes +7 62 £418 +4.37% 5
Hertfordshire -15 51 £390 -7.14% 25
Halifax +1 47 £365 +10.60% 6
Wiltshire -2 45 £439 +5.72% 13
Leeds -18 45 £413 +3.25% 45
Surrey +2 42 £413 +17.85% 27
Swindon -3 41 £458 +10.24% 11
Bristol +19 39 £400 +2.10% 19
Cheshire +9 39 £450 +20.00% 29
Hampshire -41 39 £420 +15.06% 21
Northamptonshire -9 37 £413 -2.94% 18
Bracknell +7 36 £225 -43.75% 6
Birmingham +9 32 £350 -12.50% 18

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1477 (30.78%) Finance
2 1261 (26.28%) Banking
3 893 (18.61%) E-Commerce
4 860 (17.92%) Retail Banking
5 833 (17.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 769 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
7 729 (15.19%) Project Management
8 503 (10.48%) Oracle
9 457 (9.52%) SQL
10 431 (8.98%) Microsoft
11 329 (6.86%) Business Analysis
12 324 (6.75%) Java
13 319 (6.65%) Migration
14 318 (6.63%) PRINCE2
15 314 (6.54%) HTML
16 311 (6.48%) SAP
17 310 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
18 293 (6.11%) Windows
19 287 (5.98%) Marketing
20 285 (5.94%) MS Excel
21 266 (5.54%) Scrum
22 254 (5.29%) .NET
23 250 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
24 239 (4.98%) JavaScript
25 232 (4.83%) CRM
26 230 (4.79%) SQL Server
27 217 (4.52%) CSS
28 202 (4.21%) Analytics
29 197 (4.11%) Change Management
30 194 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 133 (2.77%) WebSphere
2 98 (2.04%) CMS
3 96 (2.00%) SAS
4 78 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 38 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 34 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 33 (0.69%) IIS
7 33 (0.69%) JBoss
8 32 (0.67%) Apache
9 27 (0.56%) Node.js
10 25 (0.52%) Apache Solr
11 18 (0.38%) Confluence
11 18 (0.38%) Adobe CQ
11 18 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 17 (0.35%) Lync
13 14 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (0.29%) NetWeaver
14 13 (0.27%) Drupal
14 13 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 285 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 187 (3.90%) MS Office
3 164 (3.42%) MS Project
4 116 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 79 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 70 (1.46%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.40%) SPSS
9 13 (0.27%) InDesign
10 12 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.25%) Fireworks
10 12 (0.25%) PowerPivot
11 9 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.063%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.042%) Quicktime
14 2 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.042%) CINEMA 4D
14 2 (0.042%) Maya
Business Applications
1 132 (2.75%) Oracle Retail
2 54 (1.13%) Magento
2 54 (1.13%) SAP Retail
3 41 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 30 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 30 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 21 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 21 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 20 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 18 (0.38%) SAP CO
8 18 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
9 16 (0.33%) SAP ERP
10 13 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
10 13 (0.27%) SAP SD
11 11 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
12 10 (0.21%) SAP MM
13 9 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
13 9 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
13 9 (0.19%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 38 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (0.73%) SaaS
3 34 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.50%) Office 365
5 16 (0.33%) Force.com
6 9 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.13%) PaaS
8 4 (0.083%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.063%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.042%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.042%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.042%) Yammer
10 2 (0.042%) Google Checkout
10 2 (0.042%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.042%) IaaS
11 1 (0.021%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.021%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.021%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.021%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.25%) Internet
2 44 (0.92%) Firewall
3 42 (0.88%) LAN
3 42 (0.88%) WAN
4 36 (0.75%) HTTP
5 34 (0.71%) DNS
6 32 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 29 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 25 (0.52%) Wireless
9 24 (0.50%) FTP
10 20 (0.42%) ATM
11 19 (0.40%) VPN
12 18 (0.38%) BGP
13 17 (0.35%) HTTPS
13 17 (0.35%) SAN
14 16 (0.33%) DHCP
15 15 (0.31%) Intranet
15 15 (0.31%) EIGRP
16 14 (0.29%) Network Security
16 14 (0.29%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 190 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 92 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 68 (1.42%) DB2
6 63 (1.31%) Oracle Database
7 57 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 52 (1.08%) MySQL
9 49 (1.02%) Big Data
10 46 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 42 (0.88%) Hadoop
12 33 (0.69%) OLAP
12 33 (0.69%) Relational Database
13 32 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
14 30 (0.63%) Data Mining
15 29 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
16 26 (0.54%) Base SAS
16 26 (0.54%) SAP BW
17 24 (0.50%) MS Access
18 21 (0.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 78 (1.63%) JIRA
2 69 (1.44%) Selenium
3 58 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 53 (1.10%) Subversion
5 46 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (0.65%) Ant
7 29 (0.60%) WebDriver
7 29 (0.60%) Axure RP
7 29 (0.60%) Jenkins
8 28 (0.58%) Visual Studio
9 26 (0.54%) Maven
10 25 (0.52%) JUnit
11 19 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
12 15 (0.31%) LoadRunner
12 15 (0.31%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 14 (0.29%) Grunt
14 12 (0.25%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.25%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1477 (30.78%) Finance
2 1261 (26.28%) Banking
3 860 (17.92%) Retail Banking
4 287 (5.98%) Marketing
5 185 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 148 (3.08%) Manufacturing
7 90 (1.88%) Legal
8 65 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 63 (1.31%) Back Office
10 52 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 49 (1.02%) Games
12 39 (0.81%) Advertising
13 38 (0.79%) Billing
14 32 (0.67%) Law
15 29 (0.60%) Electronics
16 28 (0.58%) Front Office
17 25 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
18 23 (0.48%) General Ledger
19 19 (0.40%) Publishing
20 16 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1255 (26.15%) Analyst
2 825 (17.19%) Project Manager
3 762 (15.88%) Business Analyst
4 556 (11.59%) Developer
5 501 (10.44%) Architect
6 288 (6.00%) Consultant
7 250 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
8 133 (2.77%) Programme Manager
9 125 (2.60%) Designer
10 124 (2.58%) Test Analyst
11 109 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
12 93 (1.94%) Senior Manager
13 91 (1.90%) Data Analyst
14 84 (1.75%) Test Manager
15 75 (1.56%) SAP Consultant
16 72 (1.50%) IT Project Manager
17 70 (1.46%) Tester
18 68 (1.42%) Senior Project Manager
18 68 (1.42%) Senior Business Analyst
18 68 (1.42%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (6.54%) HTML
2 254 (5.29%) .NET
3 217 (4.52%) CSS
4 146 (3.04%) Web Services
5 116 (2.42%) XML
6 102 (2.13%) J2EE
7 95 (1.98%) jQuery
8 91 (1.90%) HTML5
9 83 (1.73%) ASP.NET
10 73 (1.52%) SOAP
11 66 (1.38%) Middleware
11 66 (1.38%) RESTful
12 64 (1.33%) CSS3
13 58 (1.21%) Spring
14 56 (1.17%) .NET Framework
15 50 (1.04%) AngularJS
16 44 (0.92%) REST
17 39 (0.81%) JSON
18 35 (0.73%) XSD
18 35 (0.73%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 310 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (3.79%) User Experience
3 111 (2.31%) FMCG
4 103 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 94 (1.96%) EPoS
6 79 (1.65%) Mobile App
7 66 (1.38%) Credit Risk
8 58 (1.21%) iPad
9 48 (1.00%) Social Media
10 46 (0.96%) Open Source
11 42 (0.88%) Online Banking
12 34 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 27 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
13 27 (0.56%) Visualisation
13 27 (0.56%) Clustering
14 26 (0.54%) PMI
14 26 (0.54%) Computer Science
15 23 (0.48%) Reference Data
15 23 (0.48%) Statistics
15 23 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 293 (6.11%) Windows
2 177 (3.69%) Linux
3 124 (2.58%) UNIX
4 87 (1.81%) Windows 7
5 86 (1.79%) Android
6 83 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 40 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (0.69%) Windows XP
10 29 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (0.48%) AIX
12 18 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.33%) Solaris
14 12 (0.25%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.13%) Windows CE
18 5 (0.10%) i5/OS
18 5 (0.10%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 893 (18.61%) E-Commerce
2 833 (17.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 769 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
4 729 (15.19%) Project Management
5 329 (6.86%) Business Analysis
6 319 (6.65%) Migration
7 318 (6.63%) PRINCE2
8 266 (5.54%) Scrum
9 250 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
10 232 (4.83%) CRM
11 202 (4.21%) Analytics
12 197 (4.11%) Change Management
13 194 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 180 (3.75%) Data Modelling
15 178 (3.71%) ITIL
16 168 (3.50%) Waterfall
17 146 (3.04%) ERP
18 128 (2.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 125 (2.60%) Risk Management
20 123 (2.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 457 (9.52%) SQL
2 324 (6.75%) Java
3 239 (4.98%) JavaScript
4 172 (3.58%) C#
5 54 (1.13%) C
6 53 (1.10%) VBA
7 51 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 50 (1.04%) PHP
9 45 (0.94%) PL/SQL
10 34 (0.71%) VB
11 33 (0.69%) Python
12 30 (0.63%) Shell Script
13 22 (0.46%) C++
13 22 (0.46%) Perl
13 22 (0.46%) R
14 21 (0.44%) PowerShell
15 19 (0.40%) Objective-C
16 16 (0.33%) Ruby
16 16 (0.33%) Groovy
17 15 (0.31%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 180 (3.75%) Degree
2 111 (2.31%) ISEB
3 84 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 53 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 49 (1.02%) ISTQB
6 39 (0.81%) PMP
7 35 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 22 (0.46%) Security Cleared
11 21 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.40%) CCNA
13 18 (0.38%) CISSP
13 18 (0.38%) CCNP
14 17 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (0.35%) SC Cleared
15 14 (0.29%) ACCA
16 11 (0.23%) CCDP
17 8 (0.17%) CISA
17 8 (0.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (3.73%) QA
2 43 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 42 (0.88%) SLA
4 33 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.42%) ISO 9000
7 18 (0.38%) FATCA
8 15 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.29%) COBIT
10 10 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.17%) EMIR
12 6 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.13%) COREP
13 4 (0.083%) FINREP
13 4 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 4 (0.083%) Basel II
14 3 (0.063%) Basel III
15 2 (0.042%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.042%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.042%) CRD IV
System Software
1 111 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 46 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.21%) Firmware
5 7 (0.15%) vSphere
6 6 (0.13%) PowerHA
7 5 (0.10%) HDFS
8 4 (0.083%) GPFS
8 4 (0.083%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.063%) XenApp
9 3 (0.063%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.042%) vCloud
10 2 (0.042%) Docker
10 2 (0.042%) SRDF
10 2 (0.042%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.042%) NFS
10 2 (0.042%) Xen
11 1 (0.021%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.021%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (0.83%) SCCM
3 23 (0.48%) Puppet
4 19 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (0.40%) SCOM
5 9 (0.19%) Nagios
5 9 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (0.17%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.13%) OPNET
7 6 (0.13%) Nessus
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
7 6 (0.13%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.13%) Ansible
8 5 (0.10%) Tivoli NetView
9 4 (0.083%) MOM
9 4 (0.083%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.083%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.083%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.083%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.063%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 503 (10.48%) Oracle
2 431 (8.98%) Microsoft
3 311 (6.48%) SAP
4 119 (2.48%) hybris
5 112 (2.33%) IBM
6 85 (1.77%) ATG
7 82 (1.71%) VMware
8 77 (1.60%) Adobe
9 66 (1.38%) Cisco
10 48 (1.00%) Citrix
11 47 (0.98%) HP
12 46 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 43 (0.90%) Teradata
13 43 (0.90%) Business Objects
14 42 (0.88%) Google
15 37 (0.77%) Endeca
16 36 (0.75%) Red Hat
17 34 (0.71%) Cognos
18 29 (0.60%) RedPrairie
19 28 (0.58%) Demandware
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