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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 36 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 2696 2385 3067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.63% 4.54% 5.49%
As % of the General category 12.05% 10.83% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1616 1985
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £388 £381
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 40
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +22.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.60 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £32.00 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +14.89%

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
22381 22029 24807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.44% 41.91% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13893 13889 14769
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 582 749
Average hourly rate £21.56 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £11.65 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £44.98 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +2 2445 £425 - 909
London +2 1225 £450 - 369
South East -20 277 £388 +0.32% 117
City of London +10 266 £450 +4.04% 110
East of England +21 207 £450 +5.88% 62
North West 0 191 £407 +8.40% 98
Yorkshire -1 148 £372 +4.78% 89
Scotland +12 136 £450 +18.42% 27
South West -12 129 £435 +10.96% 53
West Yorkshire +1 117 £384 +4.92% 66
Edinburgh +14 115 £450 +18.42% 15
Manchester +3 103 £375 +7.14% 66
Hertfordshire 0 99 £403 -10.55% 44
Berkshire -14 95 £378 -5.62% 33
Bedfordshire +19 86 £450 +5.88% 8
West Midlands +10 85 £400 +6.66% 50
East Midlands +3 85 £425 +22.30% 56
Buckinghamshire +13 76 £388 +32.47% 14
Milton Keynes +9 53 £375 +3.44% 11
Luton +4 45 £450 - 4
Wiltshire 0 43 £500 +10.61% 11
Cheshire +10 42 £450 +18.42% 19
Halifax +3 37 £400 +2.56% 11
Swindon +1 37 £463 +2.43% 9
Gloucestershire +12 35 £425 +18.88% 6
Leeds -4 35 £350 - 35
Birmingham -5 32 £400 +7.38% 13
Nottinghamshire +2 31 £425 +14.09% 6
Watford 0 29 £375 -13.04% 17
Uxbridge +10 28 £400 -23.80%

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1466 (27.62%) Finance
2 1162 (21.90%) Banking
3 1105 (20.82%) E-Commerce
4 853 (16.07%) Retail Banking
5 777 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
6 754 (14.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 632 (11.91%) Project Management
8 540 (10.18%) Oracle
9 509 (9.59%) SQL
10 408 (7.69%) HTML
10 408 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
11 367 (6.92%) Business Analysis
12 366 (6.90%) Microsoft
13 325 (6.12%) Java
14 320 (6.03%) SAP
15 300 (5.65%) JavaScript
16 292 (5.50%) CSS
17 291 (5.48%) Migration
18 289 (5.45%) PRINCE2
18 289 (5.45%) Marketing
19 274 (5.16%) Windows
20 272 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
21 259 (4.88%) Scrum
22 254 (4.79%) SQL Server
23 242 (4.56%) MS Excel
24 240 (4.52%) Change Management
25 223 (4.20%) .NET
26 219 (4.13%) User Experience
27 213 (4.01%) ITIL
28 212 (3.99%) Linux

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (3.22%) WebSphere
2 136 (2.56%) SAS
3 87 (1.64%) CMS
4 52 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 49 (0.92%) Apache
6 44 (0.83%) JBoss
7 43 (0.81%) WebLogic
8 40 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 38 (0.72%) Adobe CQ
10 37 (0.70%) MS Exchange
11 29 (0.55%) IIS
12 26 (0.49%) Node.js
13 25 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 25 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
14 24 (0.45%) MQSeries
15 20 (0.38%) IBM Notes
15 20 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
17 12 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
18 11 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 242 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 167 (3.15%) MS Office
3 117 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 115 (2.17%) MS Project
5 83 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 73 (1.38%) Photoshop
7 43 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
8 39 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
9 16 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.15%) SPSS
12 4 (0.075%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.038%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.038%) Vectorworks
13 2 (0.038%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.038%) InDesign
14 1 (0.019%) DOC1
14 1 (0.019%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.019%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 149 (2.81%) Oracle Retail
2 63 (1.19%) SAP Retail
3 40 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 38 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 24 (0.45%) Magento
7 19 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 19 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
8 17 (0.32%) SAP SD
9 13 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 13 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (0.23%) SAP ERP
10 12 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
11 11 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.19%) SAP FI
12 10 (0.19%) SAP MRS
13 9 (0.17%) Markit EDM
13 9 (0.17%) SAP CRM
14 8 (0.15%) SAP MM
14 8 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 48 (0.90%) SaaS
2 24 (0.45%) Office 365
3 18 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (0.24%) Force.com
6 11 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (0.17%) GitHub
7 9 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.094%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.057%) IaaS
9 3 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.057%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.057%) PaaS
9 3 (0.057%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.038%) Taleo
10 2 (0.038%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.038%) CheetahMail
11 1 (0.019%) Pure360
11 1 (0.019%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 105 (1.98%) Internet
2 56 (1.06%) Firewall
3 50 (0.94%) HTTP
4 45 (0.85%) WAN
5 43 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 42 (0.79%) Network Security
7 39 (0.73%) DNS
8 38 (0.72%) LAN
9 33 (0.62%) BGP
10 30 (0.57%) SAN
11 26 (0.49%) Wireless
12 25 (0.47%) EIGRP
13 24 (0.45%) Intranet
14 21 (0.40%) SSL
15 19 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (0.34%) Extranet
16 18 (0.34%) OSPF
16 18 (0.34%) ATM
17 16 (0.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 176 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
3 99 (1.87%) DB2
4 98 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 69 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 56 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 52 (0.98%) Oracle Database
9 50 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 49 (0.92%) MySQL
11 39 (0.73%) Data Mining
11 39 (0.73%) RDBMS
12 30 (0.57%) SAP BW
13 28 (0.53%) Big Data
14 27 (0.51%) QlikView
15 26 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
16 24 (0.45%) Hadoop
17 23 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
17 23 (0.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 22 (0.41%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 62 (1.17%) Subversion
2 56 (1.06%) Maven
2 56 (1.06%) Ant
3 53 (1.00%) JIRA
4 52 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 47 (0.89%) Visual Studio
6 37 (0.70%) Selenium
7 30 (0.57%) Axure RP
8 27 (0.51%) Cucumber
9 24 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
10 22 (0.41%) Eclipse
11 17 (0.32%) Introscope
11 17 (0.32%) Jenkins
12 15 (0.28%) LoadRunner
12 15 (0.28%) ERwin
13 14 (0.26%) JUnit
14 13 (0.24%) Xcode
14 13 (0.24%) TeamCity
14 13 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1466 (27.62%) Finance
2 1162 (21.90%) Banking
3 853 (16.07%) Retail Banking
4 289 (5.45%) Marketing
5 188 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 151 (2.85%) Telecoms
7 102 (1.92%) Back Office
8 83 (1.56%) Legal
9 62 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 47 (0.89%) Front Office
11 44 (0.83%) Games
12 41 (0.77%) German Language
13 36 (0.68%) Billing
14 34 (0.64%) Publishing
15 29 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 24 (0.45%) Advertising
16 24 (0.45%) Automotive
17 22 (0.41%) Electronics
18 16 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1438 (27.10%) Analyst
2 928 (17.49%) Business Analyst
3 779 (14.68%) Project Manager
4 736 (13.87%) Developer
5 471 (8.88%) Architect
6 367 (6.92%) Consultant
7 220 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
8 146 (2.75%) Designer
9 126 (2.37%) Programme Manager
10 105 (1.98%) Test Analyst
11 100 (1.88%) Senior Manager
12 96 (1.81%) .NET Developer
13 87 (1.64%) Front-End Developer
14 84 (1.58%) Senior Analyst
15 78 (1.47%) Senior Project Manager
16 77 (1.45%) Support Analyst
17 73 (1.38%) Data Analyst
18 70 (1.32%) Banking Business Analyst
19 64 (1.21%) Oracle Consultant
20 63 (1.19%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (7.69%) HTML
2 292 (5.50%) CSS
3 223 (4.20%) .NET
4 163 (3.07%) Web Services
5 159 (3.00%) HTML5
6 140 (2.64%) XML
7 135 (2.54%) J2EE
8 126 (2.37%) CSS3
9 117 (2.20%) jQuery
10 108 (2.04%) ASP.NET
11 76 (1.43%) SOAP
12 69 (1.30%) Ajax
13 65 (1.22%) RESTful
14 62 (1.17%) WCF
15 59 (1.11%) Middleware
16 56 (1.06%) .NET Framework
17 50 (0.94%) JSP
17 50 (0.94%) AngularJS
18 49 (0.92%) XSD
19 48 (0.90%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 408 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 219 (4.13%) User Experience
3 141 (2.66%) EPoS
4 135 (2.54%) Mobile App
5 117 (2.20%) FMCG
6 88 (1.66%) iPad
7 83 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 80 (1.51%) Mainframe
9 69 (1.30%) Credit Risk
10 68 (1.28%) Social Media
11 40 (0.75%) PMI
12 37 (0.70%) Computer Science
13 35 (0.66%) Online Banking
14 32 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
15 31 (0.58%) Open Source
15 31 (0.58%) Visualisation
16 30 (0.57%) Blackberry
17 29 (0.55%) Copywriting
18 28 (0.53%) Clustering
19 27 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 274 (5.16%) Windows
2 212 (3.99%) Linux
3 145 (2.73%) UNIX
4 90 (1.70%) Android
5 86 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 76 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 51 (0.96%) Windows XP
8 44 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (0.68%) AIX
11 27 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (0.49%) Solaris
13 16 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 15 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.23%) SUSE
16 9 (0.17%) HPUX
17 6 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.094%) VMS
18 5 (0.094%) zOS
19 4 (0.075%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1105 (20.82%) E-Commerce
2 777 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
3 754 (14.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 632 (11.91%) Project Management
5 367 (6.92%) Business Analysis
6 291 (5.48%) Migration
7 289 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 272 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
9 259 (4.88%) Scrum
10 240 (4.52%) Change Management
11 213 (4.01%) ITIL
12 209 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 188 (3.54%) Coaching
14 182 (3.43%) ERP
15 156 (2.94%) Analytics
16 155 (2.92%) CRM
17 151 (2.85%) Data Modelling
18 145 (2.73%) Waterfall
19 139 (2.62%) TDD
20 133 (2.51%) OO
Programming Languages
1 509 (9.59%) SQL
2 325 (6.12%) Java
3 300 (5.65%) JavaScript
4 164 (3.09%) C#
5 64 (1.21%) T-SQL
6 61 (1.15%) VBA
7 57 (1.07%) C
8 43 (0.81%) Perl
9 42 (0.79%) PHP
10 41 (0.77%) Ruby
11 37 (0.70%) Groovy
12 36 (0.68%) Python
13 35 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 33 (0.62%) VB
14 33 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 33 (0.62%) PowerShell
15 31 (0.58%) C++
16 30 (0.57%) Bash Shell
17 27 (0.51%) Objective-C
18 23 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 205 (3.86%) Degree
2 70 (1.32%) ISEB
3 63 (1.19%) PMI Certification
4 56 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 36 (0.68%) PMP
6 34 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 33 (0.62%) CISSP
8 31 (0.58%) Security Cleared
9 27 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 21 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.36%) CCNP
13 16 (0.30%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.28%) CISM
15 14 (0.26%) CCDP
15 14 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.26%) CCNA
16 13 (0.24%) CISA
17 12 (0.23%) MBA
17 12 (0.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (2.77%) QA
2 68 (1.28%) SLA
3 34 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.17%) COBIT
9 6 (0.11%) FATCA
9 6 (0.11%) Basel III
10 3 (0.057%) COREP
11 2 (0.038%) FINREP
11 2 (0.038%) P3O
11 2 (0.038%) EMIR
11 2 (0.038%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.038%) Basel II
12 1 (0.019%) GAAP
12 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.019%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 96 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 51 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.36%) vSphere
4 15 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (0.15%) Firmware
7 7 (0.13%) NFS
8 6 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.11%) RACF
8 6 (0.11%) XenApp
9 4 (0.075%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.075%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (0.075%) KVM
10 3 (0.057%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.057%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.038%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 71 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (0.68%) SCCM
3 28 (0.53%) Puppet
4 17 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.17%) FortiGate
5 9 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.17%) OPNET
6 7 (0.13%) SCOM
6 7 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.094%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.094%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (0.094%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.094%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.094%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (0.075%) Ansible
9 4 (0.075%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.075%) Nagios
9 4 (0.075%) CA Wily
9 4 (0.075%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 540 (10.18%) Oracle
2 366 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 320 (6.03%) SAP
4 212 (3.99%) IBM
5 141 (2.66%) ATG
6 96 (1.81%) Cisco
7 89 (1.68%) VMware
8 81 (1.53%) HP
9 64 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 63 (1.19%) Business Objects
11 61 (1.15%) Citrix
12 60 (1.13%) Endeca
13 59 (1.11%) hybris
14 45 (0.85%) Adobe
15 41 (0.77%) Teradata
16 37 (0.70%) Perforce
17 36 (0.68%) CheckPoint
18 35 (0.66%) Google
19 34 (0.64%) Cognos
20 31 (0.58%) Tableau
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