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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 33 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 2802 2497 3115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.95% 4.74% 5.38%
As % of the General category 12.82% 11.13% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1739 2028
Average daily rate
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£425 £414 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 33 27
Average hourly rate £14.04 £27.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.94% +86.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.70 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £39.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £30.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-59.27% +74.28%

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
21857 22428 25626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 42.56% 44.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13410 13869 15253
Average daily rate £428 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 595 733
Average hourly rate £21.37 £22.13 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% -11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.97 £47.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 2526 £425 +2.65% 824
London +8 1330 £438 - 360
South East -13 305 £390 -2.50% 123
City of London +6 295 £438 +2.94% 115
East of England +9 213 £425 +6.25% 48
North West -4 160 £419 +11.66% 86
Yorkshire +1 155 £396 +5.60% 82
West Yorkshire +6 141 £390 +4.00% 61
South West -17 136 £413 +4.55% 43
Scotland 0 128 £475 +18.75% 27
Edinburgh +3 109 £450 +12.50% 21
Bedfordshire +26 108 £450 +111.76% 8
Buckinghamshire +17 108 £388 -0.76% 14
East Midlands -5 102 £425 +6.25% 33
West Midlands +9 93 £375 +0.67% 39
Hertfordshire -5 93 £413 +3.12% 29
Manchester 0 79 £407 +8.40% 45
Milton Keynes +10 70 £375 -16.66% 10
Berkshire -36 68 £375 - 30
Luton +9 52 £450 -25.00% 5
Nottinghamshire +16 45 £419 +11.66% 4
Wiltshire -3 44 £425 -4.81% 10
Bristol -3 44 £310 -22.50% 13
Leeds -4 43 £325 -7.14% 33
Watford +1 41 £398 -0.62% 4
Hampshire -27 40 £400 -1.96% 31
Nottingham +18 38 £400 +11.11% 4
Swindon +6 38 £435 -1.24% 7
Cheshire -10 33 £450 +12.50% 23
Northamptonshire +1 31 £438 -7.89% 9

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1439 (27.41%) Finance
2 1202 (22.90%) E-Commerce
3 1137 (21.66%) Banking
4 839 (15.98%) Retail Banking
5 754 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 663 (12.63%) Project Management
7 567 (10.80%) Oracle
8 504 (9.60%) SQL
9 441 (8.40%) HTML
10 440 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
11 378 (7.20%) Java
12 365 (6.95%) Business Analysis
13 346 (6.59%) Microsoft
14 330 (6.29%) JavaScript
15 312 (5.94%) SAP
16 307 (5.85%) PRINCE2
17 305 (5.81%) CSS
18 288 (5.49%) Marketing
19 274 (5.22%) Scrum
20 272 (5.18%) Windows
20 272 (5.18%) Migration
21 271 (5.16%) SQL Server
22 265 (5.05%) Change Management
23 249 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
24 246 (4.69%) Degree
25 234 (4.46%) MS Excel
26 229 (4.36%) Linux
27 228 (4.34%) .NET
28 227 (4.32%) ITIL
29 221 (4.21%) IBM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 189 (3.60%) WebSphere
2 127 (2.42%) SAS
3 79 (1.50%) CMS
4 59 (1.12%) WebLogic
5 58 (1.10%) SharePoint
6 50 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
7 48 (0.91%) Apache
8 39 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
9 37 (0.70%) MQSeries
10 35 (0.67%) IIS
11 34 (0.65%) MS Exchange
12 28 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 28 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
13 23 (0.44%) IBM Notes
14 21 (0.40%) Node.js
15 16 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (0.27%) CICS
16 14 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 11 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 234 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 160 (3.05%) MS Office
3 120 (2.29%) MS Project
4 111 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 90 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 73 (1.39%) Photoshop
7 49 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
8 37 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.21%) SPSS
10 8 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.038%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.038%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.038%) Vectorworks
11 2 (0.038%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.019%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.019%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.019%) InDesign
12 1 (0.019%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 159 (3.03%) Oracle Retail
2 64 (1.22%) SAP Retail
3 38 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 36 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 27 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
6 24 (0.46%) SAP SD
7 20 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 18 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 15 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (0.29%) Magento
10 14 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
10 14 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
11 13 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
12 12 (0.23%) SAP FI
12 12 (0.23%) SAP MM
13 11 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
13 11 (0.21%) SAP ERP
14 9 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
14 9 (0.17%) SAP CRM
14 9 (0.17%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 47 (0.90%) SaaS
2 21 (0.40%) Office 365
3 17 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.23%) Force.com
5 11 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.19%) GitHub
7 9 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.076%) PaaS
9 4 (0.076%) IaaS
10 3 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.057%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.057%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.038%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.038%) CheetahMail
11 2 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.019%) Pure360
12 1 (0.019%) Responsys
12 1 (0.019%) Taleo
12 1 (0.019%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 109 (2.08%) Internet
2 56 (1.07%) HTTP
3 45 (0.86%) Firewall
4 38 (0.72%) DNS
5 37 (0.70%) WAN
6 29 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 28 (0.53%) Intranet
7 28 (0.53%) LAN
8 27 (0.51%) SAN
8 27 (0.51%) Network Security
9 24 (0.46%) Wireless
10 21 (0.40%) SSL
11 17 (0.32%) FTP
11 17 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (0.30%) BGP
13 15 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (0.23%) DHCP
14 12 (0.23%) EIGRP
15 11 (0.21%) ATM
15 11 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 155 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
3 120 (2.29%) DB2
4 83 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 78 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 71 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 44 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 43 (0.82%) MySQL
10 42 (0.80%) RDBMS
11 41 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 40 (0.76%) Data Mining
13 28 (0.53%) SAP BW
13 28 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
13 28 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
14 23 (0.44%) Big Data
15 21 (0.40%) Hadoop
16 19 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
17 17 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 85 (1.62%) Subversion
2 79 (1.50%) Ant
3 72 (1.37%) JIRA
4 62 (1.18%) Maven
5 59 (1.12%) Selenium
6 55 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 46 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 36 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
9 35 (0.67%) Eclipse
9 35 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (0.51%) Cucumber
11 24 (0.46%) Axure RP
12 22 (0.42%) WebDriver
13 21 (0.40%) JUnit
14 19 (0.36%) Xcode
15 18 (0.34%) Introscope
16 17 (0.32%) LoadRunner
16 17 (0.32%) Jenkins
17 16 (0.30%) ERwin
17 16 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 1439 (27.41%) Finance
2 1137 (21.66%) Banking
3 839 (15.98%) Retail Banking
4 288 (5.49%) Marketing
5 200 (3.81%) Manufacturing
6 176 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 105 (2.00%) Back Office
8 71 (1.35%) Legal
9 61 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 52 (0.99%) Games
11 44 (0.84%) Front Office
11 44 (0.84%) German Language
12 37 (0.70%) Publishing
13 33 (0.63%) Advertising
14 31 (0.59%) Billing
15 27 (0.51%) Automotive
16 26 (0.50%) Financial Institution
17 22 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (0.40%) Electronics
19 17 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1455 (27.71%) Analyst
2 933 (17.77%) Business Analyst
3 813 (15.49%) Project Manager
4 741 (14.11%) Developer
5 426 (8.11%) Architect
6 352 (6.70%) Consultant
7 194 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 147 (2.80%) Designer
9 142 (2.70%) Programme Manager
10 117 (2.23%) Test Analyst
11 109 (2.08%) Senior Manager
12 103 (1.96%) .NET Developer
13 95 (1.81%) Support Analyst
14 83 (1.58%) Agile Business Analyst
15 82 (1.56%) Front-End Developer
16 81 (1.54%) Senior Project Manager
17 72 (1.37%) Data Analyst
18 71 (1.35%) Oracle Consultant
19 68 (1.30%) Test Manager
20 66 (1.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (8.40%) HTML
2 305 (5.81%) CSS
3 228 (4.34%) .NET
4 164 (3.12%) J2EE
4 164 (3.12%) Web Services
4 164 (3.12%) XML
4 164 (3.12%) HTML5
5 136 (2.59%) jQuery
6 123 (2.34%) CSS3
7 122 (2.32%) ASP.NET
8 89 (1.70%) SOAP
9 72 (1.37%) Ajax
10 69 (1.31%) RESTful
11 68 (1.30%) Middleware
12 64 (1.22%) REST
13 63 (1.20%) WCF
14 62 (1.18%) JSP
15 58 (1.10%) XHTML
16 54 (1.03%) .NET Framework
17 49 (0.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 157 (2.99%) EPoS
2 146 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 134 (2.55%) FMCG
4 98 (1.87%) iPad
5 89 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 72 (1.37%) Mainframe
7 69 (1.31%) Social Media
8 54 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 54 (1.03%) Credit Risk
9 38 (0.72%) PMI
10 37 (0.70%) Mathematics
11 34 (0.65%) Open Source
12 33 (0.63%) Copywriting
13 32 (0.61%) iPhone
14 31 (0.59%) Blackberry
15 30 (0.57%) W3C
15 30 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
16 28 (0.53%) Visualisation
17 24 (0.46%) Digital Media
17 24 (0.46%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 272 (5.18%) Windows
2 229 (4.36%) Linux
3 163 (3.10%) UNIX
4 95 (1.81%) Apple iOS
5 92 (1.75%) Android
6 77 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 53 (1.01%) AIX
7 53 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 48 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 43 (0.82%) Solaris
10 31 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.38%) SUSE
12 17 (0.32%) HPUX
13 16 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 15 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.095%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.076%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1202 (22.90%) E-Commerce
2 754 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 663 (12.63%) Project Management
4 440 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
5 365 (6.95%) Business Analysis
6 307 (5.85%) PRINCE2
7 274 (5.22%) Scrum
8 272 (5.18%) Migration
9 265 (5.05%) Change Management
10 249 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
11 227 (4.32%) ITIL
12 220 (4.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 174 (3.31%) ERP
14 171 (3.26%) CRM
15 168 (3.20%) Waterfall
16 167 (3.18%) Analytics
17 138 (2.63%) TDD
18 133 (2.53%) OO
19 127 (2.42%) Data Modelling
20 125 (2.38%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 504 (9.60%) SQL
2 378 (7.20%) Java
3 330 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 168 (3.20%) C#
5 57 (1.09%) T-SQL
6 55 (1.05%) VBA
7 54 (1.03%) C
8 53 (1.01%) C++
9 44 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 43 (0.82%) Perl
11 41 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 41 (0.78%) Groovy
12 40 (0.76%) PowerShell
13 39 (0.74%) PHP
14 35 (0.67%) Bash Shell
15 34 (0.65%) Objective-C
16 32 (0.61%) Ruby
17 26 (0.50%) VBScript
18 25 (0.48%) VB
18 25 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 246 (4.69%) Degree
2 135 (2.57%) ISEB
3 69 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 65 (1.24%) PMI Certification
5 45 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 44 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (0.76%) PMP
8 33 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 32 (0.61%) CISSP
10 30 (0.57%) Security Cleared
11 22 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.27%) CCNP
15 13 (0.25%) CCNA
15 13 (0.25%) CISM
16 11 (0.21%) MBA
17 10 (0.19%) SC Cleared
17 10 (0.19%) A+ Certification
17 10 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (2.88%) QA
2 74 (1.41%) SLA
3 38 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.13%) Basel III
7 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.095%) COBIT
9 4 (0.076%) FATCA
10 3 (0.057%) P3O
10 3 (0.057%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.038%) WAI
11 2 (0.038%) EMIR
12 1 (0.019%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.019%) COREP
12 1 (0.019%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 14443
12 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 7816
12 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 105 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 45 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.40%) vSphere
4 20 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.15%) Terminal Services
6 8 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.095%) NFS
9 4 (0.076%) XenApp
9 4 (0.076%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.076%) FreeRADIUS
10 3 (0.057%) RACF
10 3 (0.057%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.038%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.038%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.019%) KVM
12 1 (0.019%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 72 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (0.69%) SCCM
3 18 (0.34%) Puppet
4 14 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.17%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.13%) MOM
6 7 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.11%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (0.11%) OPNET
7 6 (0.11%) SCOM
7 6 (0.11%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (0.095%) HP SIM
8 5 (0.095%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.076%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.076%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.076%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.076%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.057%) OpenView
Vendors
1 567 (10.80%) Oracle
2 346 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 312 (5.94%) SAP
4 221 (4.21%) IBM
5 191 (3.64%) ATG
6 86 (1.64%) HP
7 84 (1.60%) hybris
8 80 (1.52%) VMware
8 80 (1.52%) Endeca
9 70 (1.33%) Cisco
10 67 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
11 61 (1.16%) Citrix
12 53 (1.01%) Adobe
12 53 (1.01%) Business Objects
13 50 (0.95%) JBoss
14 44 (0.84%) JDA
15 41 (0.78%) Google
16 39 (0.74%) Perforce
17 36 (0.69%) Remedy
18 35 (0.67%) Red Hat
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