The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 45 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2166 2217 2414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.37% 4.03% 4.28%
As % of the General category 12.16% 10.39% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1422 1606
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £404
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 32
Median hourly rate £11.75 £14.00 £14.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -0.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £27.50 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £14.00 £14.61
% change year-on-year
-8.92% -4.17%

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
17813 21338 21736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.94% 38.80% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11800 13511 13918
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 573 511
Median hourly rate £22.84 £26.77 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.69% +18.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.64 £48.18 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-15.12% +10.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 2062 £450 +5.88% 949
London +10 1186 £475 +3.54% 284
South East +5 264 £450 +11.11% 172
West Midlands 0 135 £400 -3.03% 58
City of London -4 119 £525 +10.52% 48
East of England -2 101 £450 +2.85% 84
East Midlands -7 93 £310 -22.50% 65
Yorkshire -6 92 £414 +3.50% 59
South West +6 86 £425 +6.25% 90
Berkshire +4 76 £450 +9.42% 32
Buckinghamshire +2 69 £500 +25.00% 19
Hertfordshire +3 67 £475 +5.55% 34
West Yorkshire -2 67 £417 +14.89% 31
North West -57 67 £375 -16.66% 100
Hampshire +35 65 £450 +20.00% 39
Milton Keynes +5 56 £510 +27.50% 5
Coventry +8 54 £425 +9.32% 6
Scotland -40 52 £425 +6.25% 73
Leeds +9 43 £450 +11.11% 14
Manchester -40 43 £398 -3.34% 51
Bracknell +23 36 £463 +14.19% 12
Wiltshire +11 36 £425 -10.52% 17
Swindon +18 34 £431 -11.31% 8
Nottinghamshire -6 33 £400 -7.67% 13
Edinburgh -22 31 £463 +15.62% 35
Nottingham -7 27 £400 -11.40% 9
Birmingham -13 26 £378 -8.48% 9
Leicestershire -7 23 £275 -3.93% 20
Surrey +8 22 £425 -1.44% 21
Southampton +12 19 £500 +33.33% 7

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Retail.

1 1282 (26.90%) Finance
2 1192 (25.02%) Agile Software Development
3 962 (20.19%) Banking
4 798 (16.75%) E-Commerce
5 661 (13.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 611 (12.82%) Retail Banking
7 561 (11.77%) SQL
8 496 (10.41%) Java
9 466 (9.78%) Project Management
10 456 (9.57%) Microsoft
11 439 (9.21%) Oracle
12 426 (8.94%) Scrum
13 406 (8.52%) SAP
14 393 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
15 386 (8.10%) JavaScript
16 359 (7.53%) HTML
17 351 (7.37%) Business Analysis
18 336 (7.05%) Windows
19 335 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
20 309 (6.48%) CSS
21 296 (6.21%) Analytics
22 295 (6.19%) Marketing
23 292 (6.13%) MS Excel
24 259 (5.44%) SQL Server
25 251 (5.27%) .NET
26 245 (5.14%) Migration
27 244 (5.12%) Degree
28 232 (4.87%) User Experience
29 231 (4.85%) C#
30 225 (4.72%) TDD

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 149 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 111 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 97 (2.04%) CMS
4 91 (1.91%) SAS
5 80 (1.68%) Confluence
6 72 (1.51%) Apache Spark
7 61 (1.28%) Skype for Business
8 58 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 56 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 49 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
11 41 (0.86%) Apache
12 38 (0.80%) JBoss
12 38 (0.80%) MS Exchange
12 38 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 28 (0.59%) IIS
14 21 (0.44%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.40%) Apache Pig
16 18 (0.38%) IBM Notes
17 15 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
18 14 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 292 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 178 (3.74%) MS Office
3 93 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 69 (1.45%) MS Project
4 69 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.34%) SPSS
7 8 (0.17%) HipChat
8 7 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.063%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.063%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.063%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.042%) InVision
12 1 (0.021%) EViews
12 1 (0.021%) FreeHand
12 1 (0.021%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 91 (1.91%) Oracle Retail
2 85 (1.78%) SAP Retail
3 65 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
4 62 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 52 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
6 39 (0.82%) Magento
7 30 (0.63%) SAP SD
8 26 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
9 21 (0.44%) SAP FI
10 20 (0.42%) SAP SCM
11 19 (0.40%) SAP MM
11 19 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 18 (0.38%) SAP CO
13 17 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
13 17 (0.36%) SAP ERP
13 17 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
14 16 (0.34%) Unica
15 15 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
15 15 (0.31%) SAP MDM
16 13 (0.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 169 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (2.37%) Office 365
4 45 (0.94%) PaaS
5 41 (0.86%) Yammer
6 32 (0.67%) IaaS
7 24 (0.50%) SaaS
8 22 (0.46%) GitHub
9 20 (0.42%) Google Analytics
10 16 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
10 16 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.23%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.17%) G Suite
14 7 (0.15%) Basecamp
15 6 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
17 4 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 4 (0.084%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (1.95%) Internet
2 78 (1.64%) Firewall
3 55 (1.15%) Network Security
4 54 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 50 (1.05%) LAN
6 48 (1.01%) DNS
7 44 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
8 42 (0.88%) WAN
9 38 (0.80%) HTTP
10 31 (0.65%) VPN
11 30 (0.63%) MPLS
12 26 (0.55%) Wireless
13 24 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (0.50%) Intranet
14 20 (0.42%) SSL
15 19 (0.40%) VoIP
16 16 (0.34%) DHCP
17 14 (0.29%) ATM
17 14 (0.29%) Unified Communications
18 13 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 165 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
3 138 (2.90%) Big Data
4 93 (1.95%) Hadoop
5 89 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 75 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 66 (1.39%) Relational Database
8 55 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 52 (1.09%) MySQL
10 51 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 51 (1.07%) Oracle Database
11 49 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 38 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
13 37 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
14 36 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
15 32 (0.67%) Apache Hive
16 30 (0.63%) SAP HANA
17 29 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
18 27 (0.57%) QlikView
19 24 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 222 (4.66%) JIRA
2 163 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 161 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 92 (1.93%) Selenium
5 73 (1.53%) Maven
6 62 (1.30%) Cucumber
7 56 (1.18%) Subversion
8 55 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 39 (0.82%) WebDriver
10 38 (0.80%) Gradle
11 32 (0.67%) Visual Studio
12 31 (0.65%) JUnit
13 29 (0.61%) Eclipse
13 29 (0.61%) SoapUI
13 29 (0.61%) TeamCity
14 25 (0.52%) gulp
15 22 (0.46%) Grunt
16 21 (0.44%) NUnit
17 20 (0.42%) IntelliJ
17 20 (0.42%) Jasmine
General
1 1282 (26.90%) Finance
2 962 (20.19%) Banking
3 611 (12.82%) Retail Banking
4 295 (6.19%) Marketing
5 116 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 108 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 100 (2.10%) Financial Institution
8 89 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 88 (1.85%) Legal
10 71 (1.49%) Investment Banking
11 48 (1.01%) Back Office
12 46 (0.97%) Advertising
13 44 (0.92%) Games
14 39 (0.82%) Law
15 31 (0.65%) Automotive
16 29 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
16 29 (0.61%) Publishing
17 28 (0.59%) Front Office
18 24 (0.50%) German Language
19 21 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1081 (22.69%) Analyst
2 828 (17.38%) Developer
3 562 (11.79%) Architect
4 548 (11.50%) Business Analyst
5 497 (10.43%) Project Manager
6 316 (6.63%) Consultant
7 233 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
8 150 (3.15%) Java Developer
9 135 (2.83%) Retail Business Analyst
10 121 (2.54%) Programme Manager
11 120 (2.52%) Designer
12 105 (2.20%) Test Analyst
13 97 (2.04%) SAP Consultant
14 91 (1.91%) IT Manager
15 88 (1.85%) Data Architect
16 87 (1.83%) Senior Analyst
16 87 (1.83%) Senior Developer
16 87 (1.83%) Test Manager
17 86 (1.80%) .NET Developer
18 81 (1.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (7.53%) HTML
2 309 (6.48%) CSS
3 251 (5.27%) .NET
4 184 (3.86%) HTML5
5 170 (3.57%) XML
6 169 (3.55%) Web Services
7 151 (3.17%) AngularJS
8 116 (2.43%) Spring
9 100 (2.10%) CSS3
10 96 (2.01%) REST
11 91 (1.91%) J2EE
11 91 (1.91%) RESTful
12 86 (1.80%) jQuery
12 86 (1.80%) SOAP
13 79 (1.66%) Middleware
14 74 (1.55%) ASP.NET
15 65 (1.36%) Node.js
16 64 (1.34%) JSON
17 52 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 47 (0.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 393 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 232 (4.87%) User Experience
3 143 (3.00%) EPoS
4 121 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 105 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 99 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 87 (1.83%) Equities
7 87 (1.83%) FMCG
8 85 (1.78%) Data Centre
9 79 (1.66%) Fixed Income
10 59 (1.24%) Credit Risk
11 56 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 51 (1.07%) Data Integration
13 48 (1.01%) Statistics
14 43 (0.90%) iPad
15 41 (0.86%) Algorithms
15 41 (0.86%) iPhone
16 39 (0.82%) Mathematics
17 38 (0.80%) Visualisation
18 37 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 336 (7.05%) Windows
2 200 (4.20%) Linux
3 171 (3.59%) Unix
4 94 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 91 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 88 (1.85%) Android
7 58 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 31 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (0.50%) AIX
11 22 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (0.44%) Windows 10
13 20 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 15 (0.31%) Windows XP
15 14 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
15 14 (0.29%) SUSE
15 14 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.19%) CentOS
16 9 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1192 (25.02%) Agile Software Development
2 798 (16.75%) E-Commerce
3 661 (13.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 466 (9.78%) Project Management
5 426 (8.94%) Scrum
6 351 (7.37%) Business Analysis
7 335 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
8 296 (6.21%) Analytics
9 245 (5.14%) Migration
10 225 (4.72%) DevOps
10 225 (4.72%) TDD
11 207 (4.34%) CRM
12 200 (4.20%) PRINCE2
13 195 (4.09%) ITIL
14 189 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
15 188 (3.95%) Change Management
16 185 (3.88%) Waterfall
17 174 (3.65%) ERP
18 153 (3.21%) SDLC
19 150 (3.15%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 561 (11.77%) SQL
2 496 (10.41%) Java
3 386 (8.10%) JavaScript
4 231 (4.85%) C#
5 137 (2.88%) Python
6 68 (1.43%) Shell Script
7 65 (1.36%) Scala
8 63 (1.32%) T-SQL
9 62 (1.30%) PHP
10 60 (1.26%) Ruby
11 53 (1.11%) C
12 47 (0.99%) R
13 45 (0.94%) Perl
14 43 (0.90%) PL/SQL
15 39 (0.82%) VBA
16 37 (0.78%) Objective-C
17 36 (0.76%) PowerShell
18 34 (0.71%) Apple Swift
18 34 (0.71%) Bash Shell
19 22 (0.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 244 (5.12%) Degree
2 57 (1.20%) ISEB
3 49 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (1.01%) CISSP
5 45 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 42 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 35 (0.73%) Security Cleared
8 34 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (0.71%) PMP
9 31 (0.65%) SC Cleared
10 30 (0.63%) CCNP
11 29 (0.61%) MCSE
11 29 (0.61%) PMI Certification
12 26 (0.55%) CISM
13 23 (0.48%) CISA
14 21 (0.44%) CCIE
14 21 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.36%) CCNA
15 17 (0.36%) MCP
16 14 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (3.74%) QA
2 52 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 48 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 45 (0.94%) SLA
5 34 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.42%) SDET
7 16 (0.34%) MiFID
8 14 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.19%) Basel III
9 9 (0.19%) SEPA
10 8 (0.17%) WCAG
11 7 (0.15%) FATCA
12 5 (0.10%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.10%) WAI
13 4 (0.084%) Basel II
13 4 (0.084%) COBIT
13 4 (0.084%) FINREP
14 3 (0.063%) Actionable Recommendations
15 2 (0.042%) AIFMD
15 2 (0.042%) COREP
System Software
1 144 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 82 (1.72%) Docker
3 31 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.29%) vCloud
4 14 (0.29%) vSphere
5 13 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.15%) HDFS
8 7 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.13%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.10%) Firmware
10 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.10%) KVM
10 5 (0.10%) Xen
11 4 (0.084%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.063%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 98 (2.06%) Puppet
2 93 (1.95%) Ansible
3 88 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 30 (0.63%) Terraform
6 19 (0.40%) SCCM
7 13 (0.27%) Tivoli
8 10 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 9 (0.19%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.19%) Nagios
10 8 (0.17%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.17%) TeamSite
10 8 (0.17%) vRealize
10 8 (0.17%) Zenoss
11 7 (0.15%) CA Wily
11 7 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (0.13%) Consul
12 6 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.10%) Packer
Vendors
1 456 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 439 (9.21%) Oracle
3 406 (8.52%) SAP
4 136 (2.85%) IBM
5 102 (2.14%) Cisco
6 98 (2.06%) Adobe
7 97 (2.04%) hybris
8 76 (1.59%) VMware
9 67 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 60 (1.26%) Google
11 58 (1.22%) HP
12 50 (1.05%) ATG
13 48 (1.01%) Infor
14 46 (0.97%) Tableau
15 43 (0.90%) Citrix
16 42 (0.88%) Teradata
17 38 (0.80%) Red Hat
17 38 (0.80%) Splunk
18 35 (0.73%) ServiceNow
19 31 (0.65%) Atlassian
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