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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 35 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2588 2474 2309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.78% 4.70% 4.90%
As % of the General category 12.22% 12.14% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1667 1571 1436
Average daily rate
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£423 £413 £424
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 59
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £51.00 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.26% +40.00%

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
21184 20385 20176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.11% 38.72% 42.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13275 12879 12117
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 567 665
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 2344 £425 +3.03% 885
London 0 1220 £450 +5.88% 393
South East -12 273 £400 +1.26% 121
City of London -6 254 £450 +5.88% 130
Scotland +27 197 £380 -10.58% 57
East of England -2 192 £450 +12.50% 47
Edinburgh +12 167 £390 -8.23% 42
North West +10 154 £450 +9.09% 98
Yorkshire -11 143 £388 +2.64% 58
South West +9 125 £418 -1.76% 60
West Midlands +26 113 £395 +5.33% 38
West Yorkshire -15 110 £370 -1.33% 41
East Midlands -2 99 £400 +1.91% 51
Bedfordshire +3 95 £475 +11.76% 3
Manchester +4 86 £406 +1.56% 64
Berkshire -11 83 £375 -6.25% 24
Buckinghamshire -1 72 £450 +20.00% 15
Hertfordshire -9 65 £400 - 27
Milton Keynes +5 55 £460 +18.70% 8
Hampshire -24 47 £410 +2.50% 29
Cheshire +12 44 £450 +7.14% 20
Halifax +1 44 £356 -6.31% 17
Leeds -24 41 £407 +7.68% 16
Bristol +20 39 £405 +20.89% 22
Luton +1 38 £475 +11.76% 1
Surrey -8 34 £400 +6.66% 14
Birmingham +12 33 £366 -5.67% 13
Dunstable +3 30 £459 +11.89%
Coventry +24 29 £414 +14.13% 7
Northamptonshire -3 29 £425 -5.55% 10

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1464 (29.96%) Finance
2 1281 (26.22%) Banking
3 930 (19.03%) E-Commerce
4 854 (17.48%) Retail Banking
5 846 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 811 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
7 717 (14.67%) Project Management
8 507 (10.38%) SQL
9 495 (10.13%) Oracle
10 439 (8.98%) Microsoft
11 364 (7.45%) Java
12 333 (6.82%) HTML
13 332 (6.79%) Migration
14 317 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
15 311 (6.37%) Marketing
16 308 (6.30%) Business Analysis
17 303 (6.20%) PRINCE2
17 303 (6.20%) Windows
18 301 (6.16%) SAP
19 280 (5.73%) Scrum
20 276 (5.65%) MS Excel
21 270 (5.53%) .NET
22 264 (5.40%) JavaScript
23 259 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
24 257 (5.26%) SQL Server
25 232 (4.75%) CSS
26 229 (4.69%) CRM
27 216 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
28 215 (4.40%) Analytics
29 212 (4.34%) Data Warehouse

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 165 (3.38%) WebSphere
2 107 (2.19%) SAS
3 91 (1.86%) CMS
4 82 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 36 (0.74%) MS Exchange
6 35 (0.72%) Apache
7 33 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 33 (0.68%) JBoss
8 32 (0.65%) Node.js
9 28 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 26 (0.53%) IIS
11 25 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 24 (0.49%) Lync
13 20 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
14 19 (0.39%) Confluence
15 15 (0.31%) NetWeaver
16 13 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (0.27%) IBM Notes
16 13 (0.27%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 276 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 190 (3.89%) MS Office
3 150 (3.07%) MS Project
4 106 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 76 (1.56%) Photoshop
6 72 (1.47%) MS Visio
7 31 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.35%) SPSS
10 15 (0.31%) PowerPivot
10 15 (0.31%) InDesign
11 10 (0.20%) Fireworks
12 9 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.041%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.020%) Final Cut Pro
16 1 (0.020%) CINEMA 4D
16 1 (0.020%) Quicktime
16 1 (0.020%) Maya
Business Applications
1 124 (2.54%) Oracle Retail
2 50 (1.02%) SAP Retail
3 49 (1.00%) Magento
4 38 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
5 35 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.59%) SAP FI
7 21 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
8 20 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 19 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
9 19 (0.39%) SAP CO
10 13 (0.27%) SAP ERP
10 13 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
11 12 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
12 11 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
12 11 (0.23%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.20%) SAP MM
13 10 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
14 8 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
15 7 (0.14%) Markit EDM
15 7 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 40 (0.82%) SaaS
2 38 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (0.61%) Office 365
5 22 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.29%) Force.com
7 9 (0.18%) PaaS
8 8 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.10%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.082%) Yammer
12 3 (0.061%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.061%) IaaS
13 2 (0.041%) Responsys
13 2 (0.041%) Google Checkout
13 2 (0.041%) Silverpop
14 1 (0.020%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.020%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.020%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.21%) Internet
2 51 (1.04%) DNS
3 46 (0.94%) TCP/IP
3 46 (0.94%) Firewall
4 42 (0.86%) HTTP
5 37 (0.76%) LAN
6 36 (0.74%) WAN
7 27 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
8 25 (0.51%) Wireless
9 22 (0.45%) VPN
10 21 (0.43%) DHCP
11 20 (0.41%) Intranet
12 18 (0.37%) HTTPS
12 18 (0.37%) ATM
13 16 (0.33%) SAN
14 15 (0.31%) VoIP
15 14 (0.29%) FTP
16 13 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (0.27%) DMZ
17 12 (0.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 212 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
3 101 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 77 (1.58%) DB2
5 76 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 65 (1.33%) MySQL
9 50 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 44 (0.90%) Big Data
11 40 (0.82%) Relational Database
12 38 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
13 36 (0.74%) OLAP
13 36 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 36 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
14 28 (0.57%) Data Mining
15 27 (0.55%) SAP BW
16 25 (0.51%) NoSQL
17 24 (0.49%) MS Access
18 23 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 82 (1.68%) JIRA
2 70 (1.43%) Selenium
3 54 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 53 (1.08%) Subversion
5 49 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (0.82%) Jenkins
7 31 (0.63%) WebDriver
8 30 (0.61%) JUnit
9 28 (0.57%) Visual Studio
10 27 (0.55%) Axure RP
11 26 (0.53%) Maven
11 26 (0.53%) Ant
12 24 (0.49%) LoadRunner
13 22 (0.45%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
15 16 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
16 13 (0.27%) SpecFlow
17 12 (0.25%) JMeter
17 12 (0.25%) Toad
17 12 (0.25%) Eclipse
General
1 1464 (29.96%) Finance
2 1281 (26.22%) Banking
3 854 (17.48%) Retail Banking
4 311 (6.37%) Marketing
5 199 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 151 (3.09%) Manufacturing
7 94 (1.92%) Legal
8 65 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 59 (1.21%) Back Office
10 56 (1.15%) Games
11 46 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 42 (0.86%) Billing
13 36 (0.74%) Advertising
13 36 (0.74%) Front Office
14 35 (0.72%) Law
15 31 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
16 30 (0.61%) Electronics
17 25 (0.51%) Publishing
18 23 (0.47%) General Ledger
19 21 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1290 (26.40%) Analyst
2 859 (17.58%) Project Manager
3 759 (15.53%) Business Analyst
4 624 (12.77%) Developer
5 459 (9.39%) Architect
6 286 (5.85%) Consultant
7 238 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
8 147 (3.01%) Test Analyst
9 132 (2.70%) Programme Manager
10 119 (2.44%) Designer
11 117 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
12 101 (2.07%) Senior Manager
13 96 (1.96%) Data Analyst
14 90 (1.84%) Test Manager
15 78 (1.60%) .NET Developer
16 76 (1.56%) SAP Consultant
17 75 (1.53%) Senior Project Manager
17 75 (1.53%) IT Project Manager
17 75 (1.53%) Tester
18 69 (1.41%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (6.82%) HTML
2 270 (5.53%) .NET
3 232 (4.75%) CSS
4 155 (3.17%) Web Services
5 137 (2.80%) XML
6 120 (2.46%) J2EE
7 109 (2.23%) HTML5
8 100 (2.05%) ASP.NET
9 96 (1.96%) jQuery
10 77 (1.58%) CSS3
11 71 (1.45%) SOAP
11 71 (1.45%) Spring
12 68 (1.39%) Middleware
13 67 (1.37%) RESTful
14 64 (1.31%) AngularJS
15 55 (1.13%) .NET Framework
16 51 (1.04%) JSON
17 47 (0.96%) REST
18 40 (0.82%) JSP
19 36 (0.74%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 317 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (3.87%) User Experience
3 114 (2.33%) FMCG
4 104 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 96 (1.96%) EPoS
6 90 (1.84%) Mobile App
7 61 (1.25%) Credit Risk
8 58 (1.19%) iPad
9 52 (1.06%) Open Source
10 50 (1.02%) Social Media
11 41 (0.84%) Online Banking
12 33 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 31 (0.63%) PMI
14 28 (0.57%) Data Integration
15 27 (0.55%) Clustering
16 25 (0.51%) Reference Data
16 25 (0.51%) Mainframe
17 23 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
17 23 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
18 22 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 303 (6.20%) Windows
2 174 (3.56%) Linux
3 142 (2.91%) UNIX
4 98 (2.01%) Windows 7
5 88 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 86 (1.76%) Android
7 47 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (0.55%) Windows XP
9 27 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (0.47%) AIX
12 17 (0.35%) Solaris
13 12 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.14%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.12%) Windows CE
16 6 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 930 (19.03%) E-Commerce
2 846 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 811 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
4 717 (14.67%) Project Management
5 332 (6.79%) Migration
6 308 (6.30%) Business Analysis
7 303 (6.20%) PRINCE2
8 280 (5.73%) Scrum
9 259 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
10 229 (4.69%) CRM
11 216 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 215 (4.40%) Analytics
13 202 (4.13%) Change Management
14 185 (3.79%) ITIL
15 172 (3.52%) Data Modelling
16 165 (3.38%) Waterfall
17 145 (2.97%) ETL
18 139 (2.84%) ERP
19 135 (2.76%) Risk Management
20 132 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 507 (10.38%) SQL
2 364 (7.45%) Java
3 264 (5.40%) JavaScript
4 188 (3.85%) C#
5 57 (1.17%) PL/SQL
6 56 (1.15%) T-SQL
7 55 (1.13%) VBA
8 53 (1.08%) PHP
9 50 (1.02%) C
10 39 (0.80%) Python
11 35 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 30 (0.61%) VB
13 28 (0.57%) C++
14 26 (0.53%) Perl
15 23 (0.47%) PowerShell
15 23 (0.47%) Ruby
16 22 (0.45%) R
17 21 (0.43%) Objective-C
18 17 (0.35%) ABAP
19 14 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 199 (4.07%) Degree
2 116 (2.37%) ISEB
3 71 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 55 (1.13%) PMI Certification
5 51 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 40 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 38 (0.78%) PMP
8 28 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (0.51%) Security Cleared
9 25 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 19 (0.39%) CISSP
12 18 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.37%) SC Cleared
13 17 (0.35%) CCNA
14 16 (0.33%) CCNP
15 15 (0.31%) ACCA
16 12 (0.25%) CISM
17 10 (0.20%) MCP
18 9 (0.18%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (3.89%) QA
2 43 (0.88%) SLA
3 42 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 36 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.41%) ISO 9000
7 18 (0.37%) COBIT
7 18 (0.37%) FATCA
8 13 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.20%) EMIR
10 9 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.12%) Basel III
13 4 (0.082%) Basel II
14 3 (0.061%) FINREP
14 3 (0.061%) MiFID
14 3 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 2 (0.041%) ISO 8583
15 2 (0.041%) COSO
15 2 (0.041%) CRD IV
System Software
1 117 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 48 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.16%) vSphere
5 7 (0.14%) Firmware
6 5 (0.10%) HDFS
6 5 (0.10%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.082%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.082%) XenApp
7 4 (0.082%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.061%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.061%) Xen
8 3 (0.061%) XenServer
8 3 (0.061%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.041%) SRDF
9 2 (0.041%) vCloud
9 2 (0.041%) GPFS
10 1 (0.020%) Docker
Systems Management
1 48 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (0.74%) SCCM
3 28 (0.57%) Puppet
4 18 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.33%) SCOM
6 14 (0.29%) Nagios
7 12 (0.25%) Tivoli
8 10 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (0.14%) Cacti
10 6 (0.12%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.10%) Ansible
11 5 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.10%) OPNET
12 4 (0.082%) Tivoli NetView
12 4 (0.082%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.082%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.082%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.082%) SmokePing
13 3 (0.061%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 495 (10.13%) Oracle
2 439 (8.98%) Microsoft
3 301 (6.16%) SAP
4 133 (2.72%) hybris
5 122 (2.50%) IBM
6 86 (1.76%) ATG
6 86 (1.76%) Adobe
6 86 (1.76%) VMware
7 58 (1.19%) Cisco
8 47 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 47 (0.96%) Citrix
9 46 (0.94%) HP
9 46 (0.94%) Teradata
10 44 (0.90%) Business Objects
11 43 (0.88%) Google
12 37 (0.76%) Red Hat
13 35 (0.72%) Endeca
14 33 (0.68%) Cognos
15 30 (0.61%) Informatica
16 27 (0.55%) RedPrairie
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £26,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Aston Carter
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400.00 - £415 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, fantastic clients and company
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Tria Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago