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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 42 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 2321 2243 2334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.42% 4.46% 5.20%
As % of the General category 11.32% 11.25% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 1545 1520
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 80
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.95 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.60 £25.40 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.54 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+64.75% -

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
20496 19944 18683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.06% 39.68% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12792 12098 11299
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 620 605
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -5 2096 £425 +2.40% 924
London -1 1021 £425 -3.40% 410
South East -6 306 £425 +9.67% 111
City of London 0 224 £450 +5.88% 126
North West +9 155 £400 +6.66% 90
Yorkshire -4 153 £396 +20.00% 82
Scotland +29 152 £400 - 50
South West +15 144 £450 +12.50% 59
East of England -13 135 £425 - 37
Edinburgh +15 125 £400 - 25
West Yorkshire -9 122 £396 +20.00% 57
Berkshire +10 111 £438 +9.37% 32
East Midlands +7 105 £410 -2.95% 66
Manchester +16 102 £363 +2.83% 51
Bedfordshire -4 62 £475 +11.76% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 60 £418 +4.37% 13
Wiltshire +13 58 £450 +21.45% 9
West Midlands -11 58 £388 +3.33% 51
Swindon +10 56 £450 +21.45% 6
Halifax 0 55 £396 +20.00% 11
Hertfordshire -13 52 £325 -23.52% 20
Milton Keynes 0 47 £405 -4.70% 8
Nottinghamshire +13 40 £375 +92.30% 12
Surrey +4 40 £450 +50.00% 15
Leeds -9 38 £400 +25.00% 35
Northamptonshire -8 32 £425 -15.00% 15
Bracknell +7 31 £400 -0.12% 7
Nottingham +3 30 £400 +105.12% 11
Somerset +9 27 £650 +36.84% 7
Hampshire -51 26 £425 +23.18% 15

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1452 (30.14%) Finance
2 1246 (25.86%) Banking
3 884 (18.35%) Retail Banking
4 862 (17.89%) E-Commerce
5 750 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 677 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
7 645 (13.39%) Project Management
8 499 (10.36%) Oracle
9 450 (9.34%) SQL
10 400 (8.30%) Microsoft
11 343 (7.12%) Business Analysis
12 320 (6.64%) Migration
13 312 (6.48%) SAP
14 308 (6.39%) Java
15 303 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
16 299 (6.21%) HTML
17 288 (5.98%) Windows
18 286 (5.94%) PRINCE2
19 273 (5.67%) MS Excel
20 270 (5.60%) Marketing
21 258 (5.35%) .NET
22 250 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
23 243 (5.04%) Scrum
24 220 (4.57%) JavaScript
24 220 (4.57%) SQL Server
25 215 (4.46%) CSS
26 188 (3.90%) Analytics
27 187 (3.88%) ITIL
28 186 (3.86%) Coaching
29 183 (3.80%) CRM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 123 (2.55%) WebSphere
2 109 (2.26%) SAS
3 101 (2.10%) CMS
4 51 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 37 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 36 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 35 (0.73%) IIS
8 32 (0.66%) JBoss
8 32 (0.66%) Node.js
9 30 (0.62%) Apache
10 16 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
11 15 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (0.29%) Confluence
13 13 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.27%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.27%) NetWeaver
14 12 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (0.25%) Drupal
15 11 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 273 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 174 (3.61%) MS Office
3 148 (3.07%) MS Project
4 127 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 72 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 62 (1.29%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.39%) SPSS
9 15 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
11 12 (0.25%) Fireworks
12 8 (0.17%) InDesign
13 5 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
13 5 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.062%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.062%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.042%) Maya
15 2 (0.042%) Quicktime
15 2 (0.042%) CINEMA 4D
15 2 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 146 (3.03%) Oracle Retail
2 51 (1.06%) SAP Retail
3 43 (0.89%) Magento
4 30 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 26 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
6 25 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 23 (0.48%) SAP FI
8 22 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
9 18 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 14 (0.29%) SAP ERP
10 14 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
10 14 (0.29%) SAP CO
10 14 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
11 13 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
12 11 (0.23%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.21%) SAP MRS
14 9 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
14 9 (0.19%) VisionPLUS
15 8 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 46 (0.95%) SaaS
2 34 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (0.33%) Office 365
5 13 (0.27%) Force.com
6 6 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
7 4 (0.083%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.062%) GitHub
8 3 (0.062%) Yammer
9 2 (0.042%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.042%) IaaS
9 2 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.042%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.042%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.042%) PaaS
10 1 (0.021%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.021%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.021%) Taleo
10 1 (0.021%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 70 (1.45%) Internet
2 51 (1.06%) Firewall
3 45 (0.93%) LAN
3 45 (0.93%) WAN
4 36 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.66%) HTTP
6 30 (0.62%) BGP
7 28 (0.58%) DNS
8 27 (0.56%) ATM
9 26 (0.54%) EIGRP
9 26 (0.54%) Network Security
10 22 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (0.46%) SAN
11 20 (0.42%) FTP
12 19 (0.39%) OSPF
12 19 (0.39%) VPN
13 18 (0.37%) MPLS
14 16 (0.33%) DMZ
15 15 (0.31%) HTTPS
15 15 (0.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 179 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
3 83 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (1.29%) DB2
5 60 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 53 (1.10%) MySQL
8 48 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 47 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 42 (0.87%) Big Data
11 41 (0.85%) Hadoop
12 38 (0.79%) Relational Database
13 34 (0.71%) Data Mining
14 32 (0.66%) OLAP
15 31 (0.64%) Base SAS
16 27 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
17 26 (0.54%) SAP BW
18 25 (0.52%) MS Access
19 23 (0.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
20 22 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 69 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 58 (1.20%) JIRA
3 52 (1.08%) Subversion
4 49 (1.02%) Selenium
5 39 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (0.68%) Ant
7 30 (0.62%) Maven
8 27 (0.56%) Visual Studio
9 25 (0.52%) Axure RP
10 24 (0.50%) Jenkins
11 22 (0.46%) WebDriver
12 20 (0.42%) JUnit
13 17 (0.35%) Cucumber
14 15 (0.31%) Grunt
15 14 (0.29%) SoapUI
16 13 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 13 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
17 12 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
17 12 (0.25%) Eclipse
18 10 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 1452 (30.14%) Finance
2 1246 (25.86%) Banking
3 884 (18.35%) Retail Banking
4 270 (5.60%) Marketing
5 161 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 149 (3.09%) Manufacturing
7 85 (1.76%) Legal
8 73 (1.52%) Back Office
9 48 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 44 (0.91%) Games
11 43 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 37 (0.77%) Billing
13 31 (0.64%) Advertising
14 29 (0.60%) Electronics
15 28 (0.58%) Front Office
16 19 (0.39%) Automotive
17 18 (0.37%) German Language
18 16 (0.33%) Law
19 15 (0.31%) Publishing
19 15 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1246 (25.86%) Analyst
2 774 (16.06%) Business Analyst
3 724 (15.03%) Project Manager
4 601 (12.47%) Developer
5 527 (10.94%) Architect
6 314 (6.52%) Consultant
7 264 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
8 134 (2.78%) Programme Manager
9 125 (2.59%) Designer
10 105 (2.18%) Test Analyst
11 100 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
12 90 (1.87%) Senior Manager
13 87 (1.81%) Data Analyst
14 74 (1.54%) .NET Developer
15 73 (1.52%) Banking Business Analyst
16 70 (1.45%) Senior Business Analyst
16 70 (1.45%) SAP Consultant
17 68 (1.41%) Senior Project Manager
17 68 (1.41%) Front-End Developer
18 67 (1.39%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (6.21%) HTML
2 258 (5.35%) .NET
3 215 (4.46%) CSS
4 150 (3.11%) Web Services
5 117 (2.43%) XML
6 115 (2.39%) HTML5
7 98 (2.03%) J2EE
8 94 (1.95%) jQuery
9 86 (1.78%) ASP.NET
10 80 (1.66%) CSS3
11 68 (1.41%) SOAP
12 63 (1.31%) RESTful
13 61 (1.27%) Middleware
14 60 (1.25%) .NET Framework
15 57 (1.18%) AngularJS
16 48 (1.00%) Spring
17 41 (0.85%) XSD
18 39 (0.81%) REST
19 38 (0.79%) JSON
20 37 (0.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 303 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (3.26%) User Experience
3 102 (2.12%) FMCG
4 97 (2.01%) EPoS
5 83 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 81 (1.68%) Credit Risk
7 80 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 53 (1.10%) iPad
9 50 (1.04%) Social Media
10 45 (0.93%) Open Source
11 43 (0.89%) Online Banking
12 36 (0.75%) Clustering
13 34 (0.71%) Mainframe
13 34 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
14 32 (0.66%) Visualisation
15 30 (0.62%) Data Structures
16 27 (0.56%) Data Integration
17 26 (0.54%) Computer Science
18 22 (0.46%) Blackberry
18 22 (0.46%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 288 (5.98%) Windows
2 181 (3.76%) Linux
3 119 (2.47%) UNIX
4 79 (1.64%) Android
5 76 (1.58%) Windows 7
6 70 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 40 (0.83%) Windows XP
8 35 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (0.42%) AIX
12 19 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 10 (0.21%) Solaris
15 5 (0.10%) i5/OS
15 5 (0.10%) OS/400
15 5 (0.10%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.083%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.083%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 862 (17.89%) E-Commerce
2 750 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 677 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
4 645 (13.39%) Project Management
5 343 (7.12%) Business Analysis
6 320 (6.64%) Migration
7 286 (5.94%) PRINCE2
8 250 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
9 243 (5.04%) Scrum
10 188 (3.90%) Analytics
11 187 (3.88%) ITIL
12 186 (3.86%) Coaching
13 183 (3.80%) CRM
14 182 (3.78%) Change Management
15 179 (3.72%) Data Modelling
16 168 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
17 158 (3.28%) Waterfall
18 146 (3.03%) ERP
19 137 (2.84%) SOA
20 121 (2.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 450 (9.34%) SQL
2 308 (6.39%) Java
3 220 (4.57%) JavaScript
4 167 (3.47%) C#
5 63 (1.31%) C
6 58 (1.20%) VBA
7 53 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 43 (0.89%) PHP
9 41 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 41 (0.85%) VB
10 38 (0.79%) Python
11 31 (0.64%) Ruby
12 29 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 25 (0.52%) PowerShell
14 24 (0.50%) R
14 24 (0.50%) Perl
15 19 (0.39%) ABAP
15 19 (0.39%) Groovy
16 18 (0.37%) Objective-C
17 16 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 173 (3.59%) Degree
2 82 (1.70%) ISEB
3 77 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 43 (0.89%) PMI Certification
5 35 (0.73%) VCP4
6 28 (0.58%) ISTQB
7 26 (0.54%) PMP
8 25 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 25 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 25 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (0.39%) CISSP
11 17 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.33%) CCNP
13 14 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.29%) SC Cleared
14 13 (0.27%) CCNA
15 12 (0.25%) CCDP
16 11 (0.23%) CISA
17 10 (0.21%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (3.07%) QA
2 43 (0.89%) SLA
3 33 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 30 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.37%) COBIT
6 18 (0.37%) ISO 9000
6 18 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.27%) FATCA
8 9 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.15%) COREP
10 6 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.12%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.10%) FINREP
11 5 (0.10%) EMIR
11 5 (0.10%) Basel II
12 4 (0.083%) Basel III
12 4 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 2 (0.042%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.042%) COSO
System Software
1 99 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 47 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.23%) Firmware
4 11 (0.23%) vSphere
5 6 (0.12%) PowerHA
6 5 (0.10%) HDFS
7 4 (0.083%) RACF
7 4 (0.083%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.062%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.062%) XenApp
8 3 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.062%) GPFS
8 3 (0.062%) NFS
8 3 (0.062%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.062%) KVM
8 3 (0.062%) Docker
9 2 (0.042%) vCloud
9 2 (0.042%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.042%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 51 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (0.77%) SCCM
3 26 (0.54%) Puppet
4 19 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (0.35%) SCOM
6 9 (0.19%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.15%) OPNET
9 6 (0.12%) Nessus
9 6 (0.12%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.12%) Ansible
10 5 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.10%) Nagios
10 5 (0.10%) Tivoli NetView
11 4 (0.083%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.083%) MOM
11 4 (0.083%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.083%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.083%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.083%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 499 (10.36%) Oracle
2 400 (8.30%) Microsoft
3 312 (6.48%) SAP
4 134 (2.78%) IBM
5 92 (1.91%) Cisco
6 89 (1.85%) hybris
7 84 (1.74%) ATG
8 80 (1.66%) VMware
9 55 (1.14%) Business Objects
9 55 (1.14%) HP
10 51 (1.06%) Adobe
11 49 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
12 46 (0.95%) Citrix
13 44 (0.91%) Teradata
14 36 (0.75%) Google
15 35 (0.73%) Cognos
16 34 (0.71%) Endeca
17 29 (0.60%) ServiceNow
17 29 (0.60%) CheckPoint
18 27 (0.56%) Red Hat
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