The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
UK
Rank 46 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 1956 2162 2166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.37% 4.25% 4.26%
As % of the General category 11.90% 10.98% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1237 1389 1507
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 21
Median hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -21.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -16.26%

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
16437 19696 19670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.75% 38.72% 38.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10790 12479 12760
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 518 453
Median hourly rate £27.50 £31.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +39.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.31 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 1859 £450 +5.88% 663
London +6 1033 £475 +5.55% 237
South East +4 245 £450 +12.50% 89
West Midlands +4 115 £375 -8.53% 40
North West -6 110 £405 -4.14% 66
City of London -9 102 £525 +17.97% 55
Yorkshire -4 93 £423 +4.32% 51
Berkshire +13 90 £450 +12.50% 15
East Midlands -13 88 £275 -31.25% 53
East of England -14 79 £438 -2.77% 53
West Yorkshire -1 76 £425 +4.93% 32
Manchester -2 76 £425 +6.25% 47
South West +14 74 £425 +6.25% 60
Hampshire +16 53 £463 +32.14% 23
Scotland -13 53 £425 +6.25% 32
Buckinghamshire -15 48 £510 +24.39% 16
Hertfordshire -4 47 £475 +5.55% 24
Leeds -1 45 £425 -5.55% 22
Bracknell +25 42 £463 +12.80% 3
Milton Keynes -4 42 £518 +26.21% 5
Birmingham +7 38 £428 +3.63% 6
Wiltshire +15 34 £425 -5.55% 13
Edinburgh -11 33 £450 +5.88% 19
Coventry -15 31 £350 -17.88% 9
Swindon +17 30 £438 -2.77% 12
Leicestershire -2 25 £275 -3.50% 15
Surrey +20 23 £488 +22.64% 9
Nottinghamshire -14 21 £485 +29.33% 13
Derbyshire +18 19 £150 -55.55% 7
Watford -2 19 £438 -2.77% 4

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Retail.

1 1145 (26.03%) Finance
2 1105 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
3 839 (19.07%) Banking
4 745 (16.94%) E-Commerce
5 572 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 529 (12.03%) SQL
6 529 (12.03%) Retail Banking
7 443 (10.07%) Java
8 427 (9.71%) Oracle
9 413 (9.39%) Microsoft
10 399 (9.07%) Scrum
11 394 (8.96%) Project Management
12 388 (8.82%) SAP
13 338 (7.68%) JavaScript
14 325 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
15 320 (7.27%) HTML
16 317 (7.21%) Windows
17 306 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
18 284 (6.46%) Analytics
19 279 (6.34%) CSS
20 266 (6.05%) MS Excel
21 262 (5.96%) Business Analysis
22 248 (5.64%) Marketing
23 237 (5.39%) SQL Server
23 237 (5.39%) Migration
24 224 (5.09%) Degree
25 220 (5.00%) TDD
26 219 (4.98%) .NET
27 217 (4.93%) User Experience
28 207 (4.71%) JIRA

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 137 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 105 (2.39%) WebSphere
3 85 (1.93%) CMS
4 78 (1.77%) SAS
5 68 (1.55%) Apache Spark
6 65 (1.48%) Confluence
7 55 (1.25%) Skype for Business
8 47 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 46 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 41 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 38 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 36 (0.82%) Apache
13 33 (0.75%) MS Exchange
14 32 (0.73%) JBoss
15 28 (0.64%) IIS
16 22 (0.50%) IBM Notes
17 19 (0.43%) Apache Pig
18 17 (0.39%) Drupal
19 16 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
20 14 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 266 (6.05%) MS Excel
2 152 (3.46%) MS Office
3 84 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (1.14%) MS Project
4 50 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.23%) SPSS
7 8 (0.18%) HipChat
8 7 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.045%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.045%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.045%) InVision
12 2 (0.045%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.023%) EViews
13 1 (0.023%) FreeHand
13 1 (0.023%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 92 (2.09%) SAP Retail
2 85 (1.93%) Oracle Retail
3 60 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
4 55 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 53 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 35 (0.80%) SAP SD
7 30 (0.68%) Magento
8 23 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
9 21 (0.48%) SAP MM
10 20 (0.45%) SAP FI
11 18 (0.41%) Eikon
11 18 (0.41%) SAP MDM
11 18 (0.41%) SAP SCM
12 17 (0.39%) SAP CO
13 16 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
13 16 (0.36%) Unica
14 15 (0.34%) SAP ERP
15 13 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 12 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
16 12 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 169 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 161 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 104 (2.36%) Office 365
4 39 (0.89%) PaaS
5 35 (0.80%) Yammer
6 30 (0.68%) IaaS
7 28 (0.64%) GitHub
8 23 (0.52%) SaaS
9 19 (0.43%) Google Analytics
10 18 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
13 13 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.20%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
16 6 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
17 4 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 4 (0.091%) AdWords
17 4 (0.091%) SuccessFactors
18 3 (0.068%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 83 (1.89%) Internet
2 77 (1.75%) Firewall
3 52 (1.18%) LAN
4 48 (1.09%) DNS
4 48 (1.09%) Network Security
5 44 (1.00%) WAN
6 43 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 43 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
7 36 (0.82%) HTTP
7 36 (0.82%) VPN
8 28 (0.64%) MPLS
9 26 (0.59%) Wireless
10 25 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (0.57%) Intranet
11 17 (0.39%) DHCP
11 17 (0.39%) SSL
12 16 (0.36%) VoIP
13 15 (0.34%) ATM
13 15 (0.34%) BGP
14 13 (0.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 137 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 131 (2.98%) Big Data
4 93 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 91 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 70 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 62 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 55 (1.25%) Oracle Database
9 48 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 46 (1.05%) MongoDB
11 45 (1.02%) MySQL
12 44 (1.00%) NoSQL
13 39 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
14 37 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
15 35 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
16 33 (0.75%) Apache Hive
17 30 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
18 29 (0.66%) DB2
19 28 (0.64%) QlikView
20 27 (0.61%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 207 (4.71%) JIRA
2 167 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 149 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 107 (2.43%) Selenium
5 71 (1.61%) Cucumber
6 66 (1.50%) Maven
7 50 (1.14%) WebDriver
8 44 (1.00%) Subversion
9 41 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 36 (0.82%) Gradle
11 35 (0.80%) JUnit
12 34 (0.77%) TeamCity
13 31 (0.70%) SoapUI
14 29 (0.66%) Visual Studio
15 26 (0.59%) Eclipse
16 21 (0.48%) Ant
16 21 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (0.48%) Hudson
17 19 (0.43%) JMeter
18 18 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 1145 (26.03%) Finance
2 839 (19.07%) Banking
3 529 (12.03%) Retail Banking
4 248 (5.64%) Marketing
5 129 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 115 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 97 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 74 (1.68%) Legal
9 71 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 64 (1.45%) Investment Banking
11 59 (1.34%) Advertising
12 41 (0.93%) Games
13 39 (0.89%) Back Office
14 33 (0.75%) Law
15 32 (0.73%) Automotive
16 29 (0.66%) Publishing
17 24 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
18 22 (0.50%) German Language
19 19 (0.43%) Billing
20 17 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 949 (21.57%) Analyst
2 788 (17.91%) Developer
3 507 (11.53%) Architect
4 465 (10.57%) Business Analyst
5 448 (10.18%) Project Manager
6 294 (6.68%) Consultant
7 213 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 130 (2.96%) Java Developer
9 110 (2.50%) Designer
10 103 (2.34%) Retail Business Analyst
11 102 (2.32%) Test Analyst
12 99 (2.25%) Programme Manager
13 94 (2.14%) IT Manager
13 94 (2.14%) SAP Consultant
14 88 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
14 88 (2.00%) Senior Developer
15 86 (1.95%) Data Architect
16 81 (1.84%) Test Manager
17 78 (1.77%) Senior Manager
18 77 (1.75%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (7.27%) HTML
2 279 (6.34%) CSS
3 219 (4.98%) .NET
4 168 (3.82%) HTML5
5 152 (3.46%) XML
6 147 (3.34%) Web Services
7 133 (3.02%) AngularJS
8 109 (2.48%) Spring
9 102 (2.32%) CSS3
10 97 (2.21%) J2EE
11 86 (1.95%) RESTful
12 84 (1.91%) SOAP
13 79 (1.80%) jQuery
14 77 (1.75%) REST
15 74 (1.68%) Middleware
16 73 (1.66%) ASP.NET
17 70 (1.59%) JSON
17 70 (1.59%) Node.js
18 45 (1.02%) Hibernate
19 42 (0.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 325 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 217 (4.93%) User Experience
3 122 (2.77%) EPoS
4 120 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 87 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 85 (1.93%) FMCG
7 83 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 68 (1.55%) Data Centre
9 60 (1.36%) Equities
10 54 (1.23%) Fixed Income
11 52 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (1.11%) iPad
13 47 (1.07%) Credit Risk
13 47 (1.07%) Visualisation
14 43 (0.98%) iPhone
15 42 (0.95%) Data Integration
16 41 (0.93%) Social Media
17 40 (0.91%) Algorithms
17 40 (0.91%) Statistics
18 36 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 317 (7.21%) Windows
2 196 (4.46%) Linux
3 168 (3.82%) Unix
4 88 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 85 (1.93%) Windows Server
6 82 (1.86%) Android
7 64 (1.45%) Windows 7
8 29 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (0.57%) AIX
12 20 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 18 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
14 17 (0.39%) Windows XP
15 16 (0.36%) Windows 10
16 13 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.30%) SUSE
17 12 (0.27%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1105 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (16.94%) E-Commerce
3 572 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 399 (9.07%) Scrum
5 394 (8.96%) Project Management
6 306 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
7 284 (6.46%) Analytics
8 262 (5.96%) Business Analysis
9 237 (5.39%) Migration
10 220 (5.00%) TDD
11 206 (4.68%) DevOps
12 172 (3.91%) Change Management
13 171 (3.89%) ITIL
14 170 (3.86%) CRM
14 170 (3.86%) PRINCE2
15 162 (3.68%) Waterfall
16 161 (3.66%) ERP
17 157 (3.57%) BDD
17 157 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
18 139 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 529 (12.03%) SQL
2 443 (10.07%) Java
3 338 (7.68%) JavaScript
4 200 (4.55%) C#
5 122 (2.77%) Python
6 64 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 60 (1.36%) Shell Script
8 58 (1.32%) Scala
9 51 (1.16%) C
9 51 (1.16%) Ruby
10 47 (1.07%) PL/SQL
11 45 (1.02%) PHP
12 43 (0.98%) Perl
13 41 (0.93%) R
14 37 (0.84%) Apple Swift
15 36 (0.82%) PowerShell
16 35 (0.80%) Bash Shell
17 33 (0.75%) VBA
18 32 (0.73%) Objective-C
19 26 (0.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 224 (5.09%) Degree
2 55 (1.25%) ISEB
3 54 (1.23%) CISSP
4 51 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 38 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 37 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 35 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (0.77%) SC Cleared
10 31 (0.70%) CISM
10 31 (0.70%) MCSE
11 30 (0.68%) CCNP
12 26 (0.59%) CISA
12 26 (0.59%) PMP
13 24 (0.55%) PMI Certification
14 21 (0.48%) CCIE
15 15 (0.34%) CCNA
15 15 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
17 13 (0.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (3.59%) QA
2 55 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 49 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 44 (1.00%) SLA
5 39 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.43%) SDET
7 15 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.25%) GDPR
8 11 (0.25%) MiFID
9 9 (0.20%) Basel III
10 7 (0.16%) FATCA
10 7 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.16%) WCAG
11 6 (0.14%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.11%) SEPA
13 4 (0.091%) Basel II
13 4 (0.091%) FINREP
13 4 (0.091%) P3O
14 3 (0.068%) Actionable Recommendations
15 2 (0.045%) AIFMD
System Software
1 135 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 83 (1.89%) Docker
3 45 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.27%) vCloud
7 11 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.23%) vSphere
9 6 (0.14%) HDFS
10 5 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.11%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.068%) Firmware
11 3 (0.068%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.068%) XenApp
12 2 (0.045%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.045%) KVM
12 2 (0.045%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 90 (2.05%) Ansible
1 90 (2.05%) Puppet
2 83 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (0.75%) Terraform
4 26 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (0.34%) SCCM
6 12 (0.27%) AirWatch
7 11 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 9 (0.20%) TeamSite
8 9 (0.20%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.14%) Consul
11 5 (0.11%) Oozie
11 5 (0.11%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (0.091%) CA Wily
12 4 (0.091%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.091%) Nagios
12 4 (0.091%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.091%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 427 (9.71%) Oracle
2 413 (9.39%) Microsoft
3 388 (8.82%) SAP
4 145 (3.30%) IBM
5 106 (2.41%) Cisco
6 90 (2.05%) Adobe
6 90 (2.05%) VMware
7 77 (1.75%) hybris
8 66 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
9 54 (1.23%) Google
10 51 (1.16%) Citrix
11 50 (1.14%) ATG
12 48 (1.09%) HP
13 43 (0.98%) Tableau
14 40 (0.91%) Infor
15 35 (0.80%) Red Hat
15 35 (0.80%) Splunk
16 34 (0.77%) ServiceNow
17 30 (0.68%) CheckPoint
18 26 (0.59%) Teradata
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