The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 32 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2724 2570 2911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.98% 5.03% 5.02%
As % of the General category 12.88% 11.68% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1798 1707 1905
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £290 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 59 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.30 £13.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21142 22003 25803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.67% 43.05% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13052 13464 15354
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 631 726
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.98 £44.90 £47.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 2481 £425 +2.53% 896
London +5 1308 £438 +1.74% 421
South East -10 348 £390 -2.50% 107
City of London +6 284 £425 - 141
Yorkshire 0 169 £378 - 85
East of England -10 163 £425 +6.25% 45
West Yorkshire 0 159 £375 - 71
South West -20 130 £400 +3.22% 50
North West -6 125 £425 +13.33% 69
Buckinghamshire +4 124 £378 -5.15% 15
East Midlands +1 123 £407 -4.35% 60
Scotland -6 106 £438 +2.94% 22
Edinburgh -3 91 £425 -3.40% 11
Bedfordshire +21 80 £425 +33.85% 6
West Midlands -3 80 £330 -12.00% 46
Berkshire -34 70 £390 -2.50% 33
Milton Keynes -1 68 £370 -7.50% 7
Hertfordshire -6 68 £400 - 27
Manchester -2 65 £400 +10.34% 36
Wiltshire +8 52 £425 -2.85% 10
Halifax 0 52 £398 +0.50% 6
Hampshire -22 52 £425 +6.25% 20
Leeds +4 50 £325 -7.14% 46
Swindon +11 47 £435 +0.57% 7
Nottinghamshire +18 44 £388 +3.33% 17
Northamptonshire +3 44 £450 -5.36% 13
Surrey +13 42 £425 - 13
Luton +13 42 £425 - 1
Nottingham +19 38 £363 +2.11% 13
Bristol -18 37 £300 -24.24% 21

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1461 (27.85%) Finance
2 1206 (22.99%) E-Commerce
3 1176 (22.42%) Banking
4 890 (16.97%) Retail Banking
5 768 (14.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 653 (12.45%) Project Management
7 535 (10.20%) Oracle
8 493 (9.40%) SQL
9 468 (8.92%) HTML
10 459 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
11 388 (7.40%) Java
12 367 (7.00%) Business Analysis
13 337 (6.42%) JavaScript
14 330 (6.29%) Microsoft
15 329 (6.27%) PRINCE2
16 327 (6.23%) CSS
17 302 (5.76%) SAP
18 298 (5.68%) Marketing
19 290 (5.53%) Scrum
20 283 (5.39%) Change Management
21 278 (5.30%) SQL Server
22 271 (5.17%) Windows
23 259 (4.94%) Migration
24 241 (4.59%) .NET
25 236 (4.50%) Degree
26 231 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
27 227 (4.33%) MS Excel
28 222 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
29 221 (4.21%) IBM
30 213 (4.06%) ITIL

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 203 (3.87%) WebSphere
2 103 (1.96%) SAS
3 76 (1.45%) CMS
4 59 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 55 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 52 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 45 (0.86%) MQSeries
8 34 (0.65%) Apache
8 34 (0.65%) IIS
9 33 (0.63%) MS Exchange
10 31 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
11 25 (0.48%) IBM Notes
12 23 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
13 22 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.32%) CICS
15 16 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (0.29%) Node.js
17 14 (0.27%) Confluence
18 13 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
19 12 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 227 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 148 (2.82%) MS Office
3 124 (2.36%) MS Project
4 96 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 87 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 67 (1.28%) Photoshop
7 45 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
8 29 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.23%) SPSS
10 6 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.076%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.057%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.057%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.038%) Vectorworks
13 2 (0.038%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.038%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.019%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.019%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 147 (2.80%) Oracle Retail
2 69 (1.32%) SAP Retail
3 36 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 33 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 26 (0.50%) SAP SD
7 24 (0.46%) Google Analytics
8 21 (0.40%) Magento
9 17 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
10 16 (0.30%) SAP FI
10 16 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 13 (0.25%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
12 12 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
13 11 (0.21%) Tridion
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.19%) SAP MM
14 10 (0.19%) SiteCatalyst
14 10 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (0.80%) SaaS
2 19 (0.36%) Office 365
3 12 (0.23%) GitHub
4 11 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.19%) Force.com
6 8 (0.15%) Google Apps
7 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.095%) Taleo
9 3 (0.057%) PaaS
9 3 (0.057%) IaaS
10 2 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.038%) CheetahMail
10 2 (0.038%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.019%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.019%) Heroku
11 1 (0.019%) Pure360
11 1 (0.019%) Responsys
11 1 (0.019%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 109 (2.08%) Internet
2 49 (0.93%) HTTP
3 41 (0.78%) Firewall
4 36 (0.69%) WAN
5 30 (0.57%) LAN
6 28 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 28 (0.53%) DNS
7 25 (0.48%) Intranet
8 23 (0.44%) Network Security
9 22 (0.42%) Wireless
10 20 (0.38%) SAN
11 18 (0.34%) SSL
11 18 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (0.23%) ATM
12 12 (0.23%) BGP
13 11 (0.21%) EIGRP
13 11 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (0.21%) LDAP
13 11 (0.21%) DHCP
14 9 (0.17%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 144 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
3 121 (2.31%) DB2
4 86 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 86 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 82 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 61 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 46 (0.88%) RDBMS
9 44 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 43 (0.82%) MySQL
11 42 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
12 36 (0.69%) Data Mining
13 32 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
14 29 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (0.50%) SAP BW
16 23 (0.44%) Big Data
17 22 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
18 19 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
18 19 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 93 (1.77%) Subversion
2 80 (1.52%) Ant
3 70 (1.33%) JIRA
4 65 (1.24%) Selenium
5 59 (1.12%) Maven
6 57 (1.09%) Git (software)
7 48 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 40 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
10 33 (0.63%) Eclipse
11 29 (0.55%) Cucumber
12 26 (0.50%) Axure RP
13 24 (0.46%) WebDriver
14 23 (0.44%) JUnit
15 20 (0.38%) LoadRunner
15 20 (0.38%) Xcode
15 20 (0.38%) Jenkins
16 16 (0.30%) ERwin
16 16 (0.30%) Log4j
17 15 (0.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1461 (27.85%) Finance
2 1176 (22.42%) Banking
3 890 (16.97%) Retail Banking
4 298 (5.68%) Marketing
5 213 (4.06%) Manufacturing
6 193 (3.68%) Telecoms
7 103 (1.96%) Back Office
8 71 (1.35%) Legal
9 65 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 44 (0.84%) German Language
10 44 (0.84%) Games
11 41 (0.78%) Publishing
12 36 (0.69%) Front Office
13 35 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 35 (0.67%) Advertising
13 35 (0.67%) Billing
14 34 (0.65%) Automotive
15 23 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.36%) Electronics
17 18 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1432 (27.30%) Analyst
2 917 (17.48%) Business Analyst
3 834 (15.90%) Project Manager
4 727 (13.86%) Developer
5 437 (8.33%) Architect
6 330 (6.29%) Consultant
7 195 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
8 161 (3.07%) Designer
9 138 (2.63%) Programme Manager
10 120 (2.29%) Test Analyst
11 106 (2.02%) Senior Manager
12 104 (1.98%) .NET Developer
13 87 (1.66%) Support Analyst
14 85 (1.62%) Front-End Developer
15 75 (1.43%) Senior Project Manager
16 72 (1.37%) Business Manager
17 71 (1.35%) Agile Business Analyst
18 68 (1.30%) Oracle Consultant
19 67 (1.28%) Test Manager
20 65 (1.24%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 468 (8.92%) HTML
2 327 (6.23%) CSS
3 241 (4.59%) .NET
4 179 (3.41%) XML
5 171 (3.26%) HTML5
6 164 (3.13%) J2EE
7 159 (3.03%) Web Services
8 144 (2.74%) jQuery
9 130 (2.48%) CSS3
10 119 (2.27%) ASP.NET
11 89 (1.70%) SOAP
12 74 (1.41%) Ajax
13 72 (1.37%) JSP
14 69 (1.32%) RESTful
15 67 (1.28%) XHTML
16 61 (1.16%) REST
17 60 (1.14%) WCF
18 57 (1.09%) Middleware
19 53 (1.01%) .NET Framework
20 48 (0.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 160 (3.05%) Mobile App
2 159 (3.03%) EPoS
3 126 (2.40%) FMCG
4 89 (1.70%) Management Information System
5 83 (1.58%) iPad
6 65 (1.24%) Social Media
7 61 (1.16%) Mainframe
8 54 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 45 (0.86%) Credit Risk
10 42 (0.80%) PMI
11 39 (0.74%) Mathematics
12 35 (0.67%) W3C
12 35 (0.67%) iPhone
13 32 (0.61%) Online Banking
14 31 (0.59%) Copywriting
15 28 (0.53%) Open Source
15 28 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
16 27 (0.51%) Visualisation
17 25 (0.48%) Equities
18 24 (0.46%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 271 (5.17%) Windows
2 210 (4.00%) Linux
3 159 (3.03%) UNIX
4 90 (1.72%) Android
5 89 (1.70%) Apple iOS
6 83 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 53 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 50 (0.95%) AIX
9 48 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (0.76%) Solaris
12 32 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (0.34%) HPUX
15 17 (0.32%) SUSE
16 14 (0.27%) Windows Vista
17 11 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.13%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
20 5 (0.095%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1206 (22.99%) E-Commerce
2 768 (14.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 653 (12.45%) Project Management
4 459 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
5 367 (7.00%) Business Analysis
6 329 (6.27%) PRINCE2
7 290 (5.53%) Scrum
8 283 (5.39%) Change Management
9 259 (4.94%) Migration
10 231 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 222 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
12 213 (4.06%) ITIL
13 179 (3.41%) CRM
14 173 (3.30%) Analytics
15 166 (3.16%) Waterfall
16 160 (3.05%) ERP
17 143 (2.73%) TDD
18 141 (2.69%) Logistics
19 138 (2.63%) Data Modelling
20 130 (2.48%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 493 (9.40%) SQL
2 388 (7.40%) Java
3 337 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 174 (3.32%) C#
5 57 (1.09%) C
6 56 (1.07%) T-SQL
7 51 (0.97%) C++
8 48 (0.91%) PHP
8 48 (0.91%) VBA
9 44 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 38 (0.72%) Perl
10 38 (0.72%) Objective-C
11 37 (0.71%) Groovy
12 34 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 32 (0.61%) PowerShell
13 32 (0.61%) Bash Shell
14 31 (0.59%) Ruby
15 27 (0.51%) VB
16 25 (0.48%) VBScript
17 20 (0.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 236 (4.50%) Degree
2 151 (2.88%) ISEB
3 78 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 66 (1.26%) PMI Certification
5 50 (0.95%) ISTQB
6 46 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 39 (0.74%) PMP
8 37 (0.71%) Security Cleared
9 27 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
10 26 (0.50%) CISSP
11 24 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 22 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.27%) MCP
15 12 (0.23%) CCNP
15 12 (0.23%) CCNA
16 11 (0.21%) A+ Certification
16 11 (0.21%) SC Cleared
16 11 (0.21%) DV Cleared
17 8 (0.15%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (2.99%) QA
2 77 (1.47%) SLA
3 30 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.17%) WAI
6 7 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.11%) WCAG
8 5 (0.095%) COBIT
9 4 (0.076%) Basel III
9 4 (0.076%) FATCA
9 4 (0.076%) EMIR
10 3 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.057%) P3O
10 3 (0.057%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.038%) GAAP
11 2 (0.038%) COREP
12 1 (0.019%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 102 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 44 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (0.34%) vSphere
5 10 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.13%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.11%) XenApp
9 5 (0.095%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.095%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.076%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.057%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.057%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.038%) NFS
12 2 (0.038%) RACF
12 2 (0.038%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.038%) Xen
13 1 (0.019%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.019%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 77 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (0.63%) SCCM
3 15 (0.29%) Puppet
4 12 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.17%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.15%) SCOM
7 7 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (0.13%) MOM
7 7 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.11%) OpenView
9 5 (0.095%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.095%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.095%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.095%) OPNET
9 5 (0.095%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.095%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.076%) OpenIDM
10 4 (0.076%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.076%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.057%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 535 (10.20%) Oracle
2 330 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 302 (5.76%) SAP
4 221 (4.21%) IBM
5 197 (3.76%) ATG
6 98 (1.87%) HP
7 89 (1.70%) hybris
8 72 (1.37%) Cisco
9 71 (1.35%) Adobe
10 68 (1.30%) Endeca
11 67 (1.28%) VMware
12 65 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
13 54 (1.03%) Citrix
14 47 (0.90%) Business Objects
15 44 (0.84%) JBoss
15 44 (0.84%) JDA
16 43 (0.82%) Google
17 37 (0.71%) Red Hat
18 36 (0.69%) Perforce
19 35 (0.67%) Retek
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