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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 31 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2735 2575 2918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.00% 5.05% 5.04%
As % of the General category 12.91% 11.72% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1808 1705 1918
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 £268 £295 £276
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 46 61 26
Average hourly rate £15.43 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £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
21187 21967 25763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.76% 43.05% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13107 13431 15330
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 £617 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 636 730
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.98 £43.92 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 25 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 25 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 25 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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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 +1 2492 £425 +2.53% 896
London +5 1317 £438 +2.94% 432
South East -5 346 £390 -2.50% 102
City of London +5 280 £425 - 150
Yorkshire +1 169 £380 +0.66% 75
East of England -12 163 £425 +6.25% 44
West Yorkshire +3 159 £375 - 62
South West -22 133 £400 +2.56% 48
East Midlands +2 125 £413 -2.94% 65
North West -6 125 £413 +10.00% 72
Buckinghamshire +5 122 £383 -3.89% 15
Scotland -6 107 £438 +2.94% 26
Edinburgh -4 92 £425 -3.40% 12
Bedfordshire +19 79 £425 +33.85% 6
West Midlands -10 79 £330 -12.00% 45
Berkshire -37 71 £390 -2.50% 27
Hertfordshire -5 69 £400 - 26
Manchester 0 66 £400 +10.34% 42
Milton Keynes -3 66 £366 -8.43% 6
Wiltshire +11 55 £425 -2.85% 13
Halifax 0 52 £398 +0.50% 3
Hampshire -24 52 £425 +6.25% 21
Swindon +14 50 £430 -0.52% 11
Leeds +3 49 £325 -7.14% 41
Northamptonshire +1 45 £450 -5.36% 13
Nottinghamshire +17 44 £388 +3.33% 20
Luton +13 42 £425 - 1
Surrey +16 41 £425 +1.49% 14
Nottingham +20 38 £363 +3.57% 16
Bristol -16 37 £300 -24.24% 21

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 1451 (27.72%) Finance
2 1198 (22.88%) E-Commerce
3 1176 (22.46%) Banking
4 891 (17.02%) Retail Banking
5 767 (14.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 660 (12.61%) Project Management
7 529 (10.11%) Oracle
8 487 (9.30%) SQL
9 461 (8.81%) HTML
10 454 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
11 385 (7.35%) Java
12 362 (6.91%) Business Analysis
13 331 (6.32%) JavaScript
14 329 (6.28%) PRINCE2
15 326 (6.23%) Microsoft
16 319 (6.09%) CSS
17 299 (5.71%) SAP
17 299 (5.71%) Marketing
18 288 (5.50%) Scrum
19 282 (5.39%) Change Management
20 277 (5.29%) SQL Server
21 268 (5.12%) Windows
22 259 (4.95%) Migration
23 238 (4.55%) .NET
24 235 (4.49%) Degree
25 229 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
26 228 (4.36%) MS Excel
27 221 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
28 218 (4.16%) IBM
29 212 (4.05%) Manufacturing

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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
1 202 (3.86%) WebSphere
2 103 (1.97%) SAS
3 74 (1.41%) CMS
4 61 (1.17%) SharePoint
5 55 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 51 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 43 (0.82%) MQSeries
8 34 (0.65%) Apache
9 33 (0.63%) MS Exchange
10 32 (0.61%) IIS
11 29 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
12 25 (0.48%) IBM Notes
13 21 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
14 19 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.32%) CICS
16 16 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.29%) Node.js
18 14 (0.27%) Confluence
19 13 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
20 12 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 228 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 146 (2.79%) MS Office
3 124 (2.37%) MS Project
4 96 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 87 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 68 (1.30%) Photoshop
7 46 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
8 29 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.23%) SPSS
10 7 (0.13%) 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
1 146 (2.79%) Oracle Retail
2 69 (1.32%) SAP Retail
3 35 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
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 (0.31%) SAP FI
10 16 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 13 (0.25%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
12 12 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
12 12 (0.23%) Tridion
12 12 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.19%) SAP MM
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
8 6 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (0.096%) Taleo
10 3 (0.057%) PaaS
10 3 (0.057%) IaaS
11 2 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.038%) CheetahMail
11 2 (0.038%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.019%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.019%) Heroku
12 1 (0.019%) Pure360
12 1 (0.019%) Responsys
12 1 (0.019%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.06%) Internet
2 46 (0.88%) HTTP
3 41 (0.78%) Firewall
4 36 (0.69%) WAN
5 31 (0.59%) 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
1 277 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 143 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 120 (2.29%) DB2
4 87 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 85 (1.62%) Oracle Database
6 80 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 67 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 61 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 47 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 44 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 42 (0.80%) MySQL
12 41 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
13 36 (0.69%) Data Mining
14 32 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
15 29 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
16 26 (0.50%) SAP BW
17 22 (0.42%) Big Data
18 21 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
19 19 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
19 19 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 93 (1.78%) Subversion
2 80 (1.53%) Ant
3 69 (1.32%) JIRA
4 64 (1.22%) Selenium
5 58 (1.11%) Maven
6 57 (1.09%) Git (software)
7 47 (0.90%) Visual Studio
8 40 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
10 33 (0.63%) Eclipse
11 29 (0.55%) Cucumber
12 27 (0.52%) Axure RP
13 24 (0.46%) WebDriver
14 23 (0.44%) JUnit
15 20 (0.38%) LoadRunner
15 20 (0.38%) Jenkins
16 19 (0.36%) Xcode
17 16 (0.31%) ERwin
17 16 (0.31%) Log4j
18 15 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1451 (27.72%) Finance
2 1176 (22.46%) Banking
3 891 (17.02%) Retail Banking
4 299 (5.71%) Marketing
5 212 (4.05%) Manufacturing
6 194 (3.71%) Telecoms
7 100 (1.91%) Back Office
8 72 (1.38%) Legal
9 65 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 44 (0.84%) Games
11 43 (0.82%) German Language
12 41 (0.78%) Publishing
13 35 (0.67%) Advertising
13 35 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 33 (0.63%) Front Office
14 33 (0.63%) Automotive
14 33 (0.63%) Billing
15 23 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.36%) Electronics
17 18 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1423 (27.18%) Analyst
2 910 (17.38%) Business Analyst
3 837 (15.99%) Project Manager
4 720 (13.75%) Developer
5 437 (8.35%) Architect
6 331 (6.32%) Consultant
7 194 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
8 160 (3.06%) Designer
9 138 (2.64%) Programme Manager
10 121 (2.31%) Test Analyst
11 105 (2.01%) Senior Manager
12 102 (1.95%) .NET Developer
13 85 (1.62%) Support Analyst
14 84 (1.60%) Front-End Developer
15 74 (1.41%) Senior Project Manager
16 72 (1.38%) Business Manager
17 71 (1.36%) Agile Business Analyst
18 67 (1.28%) Test Manager
19 66 (1.26%) Data Analyst
19 66 (1.26%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 461 (8.81%) HTML
2 319 (6.09%) CSS
3 238 (4.55%) .NET
4 179 (3.42%) XML
5 165 (3.15%) HTML5
6 162 (3.09%) J2EE
7 156 (2.98%) Web Services
8 143 (2.73%) jQuery
9 125 (2.39%) CSS3
10 117 (2.23%) ASP.NET
11 87 (1.66%) SOAP
12 74 (1.41%) Ajax
13 73 (1.39%) JSP
14 69 (1.32%) RESTful
15 67 (1.28%) XHTML
16 60 (1.15%) WCF
16 60 (1.15%) REST
17 55 (1.05%) Middleware
18 52 (0.99%) .NET Framework
19 47 (0.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 159 (3.04%) EPoS
1 159 (3.04%) Mobile App
2 129 (2.46%) FMCG
3 88 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 81 (1.55%) iPad
5 65 (1.24%) Social Media
6 61 (1.17%) Mainframe
7 54 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 45 (0.86%) Credit Risk
9 42 (0.80%) PMI
10 39 (0.74%) Mathematics
11 35 (0.67%) W3C
12 33 (0.63%) iPhone
13 32 (0.61%) Online Banking
14 30 (0.57%) Copywriting
15 28 (0.53%) Open Source
15 28 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
16 26 (0.50%) Visualisation
17 24 (0.46%) Mobile Payment
18 23 (0.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 268 (5.12%) Windows
2 209 (3.99%) Linux
3 157 (3.00%) UNIX
4 88 (1.68%) Android
5 87 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 82 (1.57%) Windows 7
7 53 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 48 (0.92%) AIX
8 48 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (0.73%) Solaris
11 32 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (0.34%) HPUX
14 17 (0.32%) SUSE
15 14 (0.27%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.21%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.13%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
19 5 (0.096%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1198 (22.88%) E-Commerce
2 767 (14.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 660 (12.61%) Project Management
4 454 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
5 362 (6.91%) Business Analysis
6 329 (6.28%) PRINCE2
7 288 (5.50%) Scrum
8 282 (5.39%) Change Management
9 259 (4.95%) Migration
10 229 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 221 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
12 211 (4.03%) ITIL
13 180 (3.44%) CRM
14 173 (3.30%) Analytics
15 165 (3.15%) Waterfall
16 157 (3.00%) ERP
17 145 (2.77%) Logistics
18 143 (2.73%) TDD
19 136 (2.60%) Data Modelling
20 127 (2.43%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 487 (9.30%) SQL
2 385 (7.35%) Java
3 331 (6.32%) JavaScript
4 170 (3.25%) C#
5 57 (1.09%) C
6 56 (1.07%) T-SQL
7 51 (0.97%) C++
8 48 (0.92%) PHP
8 48 (0.92%) VBA
9 44 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 37 (0.71%) Perl
10 37 (0.71%) Groovy
11 36 (0.69%) Objective-C
12 34 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 31 (0.59%) PowerShell
13 31 (0.59%) Ruby
13 31 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 27 (0.52%) VB
15 25 (0.48%) VBScript
16 20 (0.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 235 (4.49%) Degree
2 152 (2.90%) ISEB
3 78 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 66 (1.26%) PMI Certification
5 50 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 46 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 39 (0.74%) PMP
8 37 (0.71%) Security Cleared
9 27 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 26 (0.50%) CISSP
11 24 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 22 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (0.38%) 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 (3.00%) 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
5 13 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.17%) WAI
7 7 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.11%) WCAG
9 5 (0.096%) COBIT
10 4 (0.076%) Basel III
10 4 (0.076%) FATCA
10 4 (0.076%) EMIR
11 3 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.057%) P3O
11 3 (0.057%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.038%) GAAP
12 2 (0.038%) COREP
13 1 (0.019%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 101 (1.93%) 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 (0.096%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.096%) 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 32 (0.61%) 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 (0.096%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.096%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.096%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.096%) OPNET
9 5 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.096%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.076%) OpenIDM
10 4 (0.076%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.076%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.057%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 529 (10.11%) Oracle
2 326 (6.23%) Microsoft
3 299 (5.71%) SAP
4 218 (4.16%) IBM
5 199 (3.80%) ATG
6 98 (1.87%) HP
7 89 (1.70%) hybris
8 72 (1.38%) Cisco
9 70 (1.34%) Adobe
10 69 (1.32%) Endeca
11 67 (1.28%) VMware
12 65 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
13 55 (1.05%) Citrix
14 48 (0.92%) JDA
15 47 (0.90%) Business Objects
16 44 (0.84%) JBoss
17 43 (0.82%) Google
18 37 (0.71%) Red Hat
19 36 (0.69%) Perforce
20 35 (0.67%) Retek
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