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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 37 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 2679 2756 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.58% 4.93% 4.68%
As % of the General category 11.41% 12.76% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1757 1813 1688
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.14% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 43 30
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.04 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.96% -36.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -57.50%

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
23472 21592 22115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.16% 38.65% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14896 13242 13716
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 £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 526 583
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 -4 2412 £425 - 947
London -2 1181 £438 -2.77% 425
South East -3 308 £400 +2.56% 117
Scotland +12 214 £400 -15.78% 56
North West -3 212 £425 +3.03% 82
City of London -6 208 £425 -5.55% 97
Edinburgh +2 181 £400 -11.11% 38
East of England -6 163 £421 -4.53% 49
Yorkshire -16 145 £356 -10.10% 77
West Midlands +21 137 £425 +13.33% 58
South West -2 125 £400 -3.14% 66
Manchester 0 123 £450 +10.70% 54
West Yorkshire -19 118 £356 -10.10% 51
East Midlands +1 111 £400 -5.88% 67
Berkshire +24 110 £400 +6.66% 28
Buckinghamshire -14 78 £375 -3.84% 16
Bedfordshire 0 63 £425 -5.55% 6
Hampshire +22 62 £365 -8.75% 26
Hertfordshire -4 62 £425 +3.03% 38
Leeds -11 61 £356 +9.53% 15
Cheshire +6 54 £425 -5.55% 20
Milton Keynes -10 51 £388 +3.33% 5
Halifax -2 46 £356 -18.16% 20
Wiltshire +3 45 £403 -5.29% 29
Birmingham +13 44 £393 +4.66% 25
Nottinghamshire -7 40 £399 -6.17% 21
Swindon -4 38 £416 -3.19% 25
Nottingham -5 36 £398 -2.15% 16
Northamptonshire +1 35 £450 +2.85% 12
Surrey +4 34 £350 -17.64% 16

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1598 (30.17%) Finance
2 1530 (28.88%) Banking
3 1018 (19.22%) Retail Banking
4 1013 (19.12%) E-Commerce
5 915 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
6 885 (16.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 692 (13.06%) Project Management
8 566 (10.69%) SQL
9 429 (8.10%) Microsoft
10 424 (8.00%) Oracle
11 392 (7.40%) HTML
12 379 (7.15%) Java
13 355 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
14 344 (6.49%) Migration
15 341 (6.44%) JavaScript
16 335 (6.32%) SAP
17 331 (6.25%) Marketing
18 328 (6.19%) Business Analysis
19 295 (5.57%) CSS
20 293 (5.53%) Windows
21 288 (5.44%) SQL Server
22 283 (5.34%) Scrum
23 279 (5.27%) Business Intelligence
24 274 (5.17%) PRINCE2
25 259 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
26 258 (4.87%) MS Excel
27 242 (4.57%) .NET
28 237 (4.47%) Change Management
29 228 (4.30%) Analytics
30 222 (4.19%) CRM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 213 (4.02%) WebSphere
2 116 (2.19%) SAS
3 94 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 93 (1.76%) CMS
5 47 (0.89%) Apache
5 47 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 47 (0.89%) JBoss
6 43 (0.81%) Apache Solr
7 42 (0.79%) Node.js
8 37 (0.70%) IIS
9 29 (0.55%) MS Exchange
10 28 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 27 (0.51%) Lync
12 25 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 18 (0.34%) Confluence
13 18 (0.34%) Commerce Server
14 16 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
15 15 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (0.28%) Mule
16 14 (0.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 258 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 148 (2.79%) MS Office
3 119 (2.25%) MS Project
4 75 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 70 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 67 (1.26%) Photoshop
7 34 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 31 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 15 (0.28%) PowerPivot
11 13 (0.25%) InDesign
12 9 (0.17%) SPSS
13 5 (0.094%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.019%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 77 (1.45%) Oracle Retail
2 62 (1.17%) SAP Retail
3 56 (1.06%) Magento
4 43 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 37 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
5 37 (0.70%) SAP FI
6 31 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
6 31 (0.59%) SAP CO
7 30 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
8 22 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 18 (0.34%) SAP MM
10 14 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
10 14 (0.26%) SAP SD
11 10 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
11 10 (0.19%) Odoo
12 9 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
13 8 (0.15%) Fredhopper
13 8 (0.15%) Markit EDM
13 8 (0.15%) SAP ERP
13 8 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 63 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (0.79%) SaaS
4 39 (0.74%) Office 365
5 20 (0.38%) Google Analytics
6 16 (0.30%) PaaS
7 9 (0.17%) Force.com
8 8 (0.15%) GitHub
9 7 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.11%) IaaS
10 6 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.057%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.057%) Yammer
12 2 (0.038%) Responsys
12 2 (0.038%) Google Checkout
12 2 (0.038%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.038%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.038%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 77 (1.45%) Internet
2 65 (1.23%) DNS
3 60 (1.13%) Firewall
4 49 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 38 (0.72%) HTTP
6 34 (0.64%) LAN
7 32 (0.60%) DHCP
8 27 (0.51%) WAN
8 27 (0.51%) SAN
8 27 (0.51%) Wireless
9 26 (0.49%) Network Security
10 24 (0.45%) Intranet
11 19 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (0.34%) SSL
13 17 (0.32%) VPN
14 13 (0.25%) LDAP
14 13 (0.25%) ATM
14 13 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (0.21%) WLAN
15 11 (0.21%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 211 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
3 97 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 87 (1.64%) DB2
5 78 (1.47%) MySQL
6 73 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 62 (1.17%) Big Data
9 59 (1.11%) Oracle Database
10 52 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 52 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
11 50 (0.94%) Relational Database
12 36 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 34 (0.64%) Data Mining
14 32 (0.60%) OLAP
15 31 (0.59%) NoSQL
16 30 (0.57%) MongoDB
17 29 (0.55%) Hadoop
17 29 (0.55%) DbVisualizer
18 26 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 90 (1.70%) JIRA
2 76 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 61 (1.15%) Subversion
4 60 (1.13%) Selenium
5 48 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 33 (0.62%) Maven
7 33 (0.62%) Ant
8 29 (0.55%) LoadRunner
9 28 (0.53%) Grunt
9 28 (0.53%) WebDriver
10 24 (0.45%) Visual Studio
11 22 (0.42%) Cucumber
12 21 (0.40%) Axure RP
12 21 (0.40%) NUnit
13 20 (0.38%) JUnit
14 19 (0.36%) HP UFT
15 18 (0.34%) Hudson
16 16 (0.30%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.25%) ERwin
General
1 1598 (30.17%) Finance
2 1530 (28.88%) Banking
3 1018 (19.22%) Retail Banking
4 331 (6.25%) Marketing
5 197 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 154 (2.91%) Manufacturing
7 97 (1.83%) Legal
8 87 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 59 (1.11%) Games
10 53 (1.00%) Back Office
11 49 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 44 (0.83%) Front Office
13 40 (0.76%) Billing
14 39 (0.74%) Law
14 39 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
15 35 (0.66%) Advertising
16 33 (0.62%) Publishing
17 27 (0.51%) Electronics
17 27 (0.51%) Automotive
18 25 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1457 (27.51%) Analyst
2 884 (16.69%) Business Analyst
3 827 (15.61%) Project Manager
4 744 (14.05%) Developer
5 505 (9.53%) Architect
6 281 (5.30%) Consultant
7 233 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
8 173 (3.27%) Test Analyst
9 145 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
10 140 (2.64%) Designer
11 131 (2.47%) Programme Manager
12 123 (2.32%) Banking Business Analyst
13 118 (2.23%) Test Manager
14 106 (2.00%) Senior Manager
15 93 (1.76%) Data Analyst
16 85 (1.60%) Tester
17 83 (1.57%) Senior Business Analyst
18 82 (1.55%) .NET Developer
18 82 (1.55%) Support Analyst
19 81 (1.53%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 392 (7.40%) HTML
2 295 (5.57%) CSS
3 242 (4.57%) .NET
4 171 (3.23%) Web Services
5 164 (3.10%) HTML5
6 153 (2.89%) XML
7 132 (2.49%) jQuery
8 129 (2.44%) J2EE
9 119 (2.25%) CSS3
10 117 (2.21%) Spring
11 112 (2.11%) AngularJS
12 87 (1.64%) ASP.NET
13 79 (1.49%) JSON
13 79 (1.49%) Middleware
14 76 (1.43%) SOAP
15 73 (1.38%) RESTful
16 65 (1.23%) REST
17 63 (1.19%) JSP
17 63 (1.19%) Hibernate
18 62 (1.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 355 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 217 (4.10%) User Experience
3 119 (2.25%) Mobile App
4 107 (2.02%) EPoS
5 103 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 99 (1.87%) Data Centre
7 98 (1.85%) FMCG
8 67 (1.26%) Credit Risk
9 57 (1.08%) Online Banking
10 55 (1.04%) iPad
11 40 (0.76%) Data Integration
11 40 (0.76%) Mainframe
12 36 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 36 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
12 36 (0.68%) Social Media
13 28 (0.53%) PMI
14 24 (0.45%) Visualisation
15 23 (0.43%) Equities
16 21 (0.40%) DTV
16 21 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 293 (5.53%) Windows
2 193 (3.64%) Linux
3 181 (3.42%) UNIX
4 87 (1.64%) Android
5 79 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 74 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 54 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (0.62%) AIX
10 27 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (0.38%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.28%) Solaris
13 15 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.21%) zOS
16 7 (0.13%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.13%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.13%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.094%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1013 (19.12%) E-Commerce
2 915 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
3 885 (16.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 692 (13.06%) Project Management
5 344 (6.49%) Migration
6 328 (6.19%) Business Analysis
7 283 (5.34%) Scrum
8 279 (5.27%) Business Intelligence
9 274 (5.17%) PRINCE2
10 259 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 237 (4.47%) Change Management
12 228 (4.30%) Analytics
13 222 (4.19%) CRM
14 218 (4.12%) ITIL
15 190 (3.59%) Waterfall
16 182 (3.44%) ERP
17 172 (3.25%) TDD
18 170 (3.21%) SDLC
19 157 (2.96%) ETL
19 157 (2.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 566 (10.69%) SQL
2 379 (7.15%) Java
3 341 (6.44%) JavaScript
4 196 (3.70%) C#
5 70 (1.32%) T-SQL
6 68 (1.28%) VBA
7 60 (1.13%) Python
8 56 (1.06%) PHP
8 56 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 52 (0.98%) PowerShell
10 50 (0.94%) C
11 40 (0.76%) C++
12 33 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 28 (0.53%) Perl
14 26 (0.49%) VB
15 22 (0.42%) ABAP
16 21 (0.40%) Ruby
16 21 (0.40%) R
17 19 (0.36%) Objective-C
18 17 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 160 (3.02%) Degree
2 135 (2.55%) ISEB
3 59 (1.11%) ISTQB
4 57 (1.08%) PMI Certification
5 54 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 44 (0.83%) PMP
7 31 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 29 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (0.42%) ACCA
11 21 (0.40%) CCNA
12 19 (0.36%) CISSP
13 18 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (0.32%) Security Cleared
15 13 (0.25%) CISM
15 13 (0.25%) CCNP
16 12 (0.23%) MCSE
16 12 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
16 12 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (4.12%) QA
2 65 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 47 (0.89%) SLA
4 37 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.30%) ISO 9000
7 14 (0.26%) COBIT
8 12 (0.23%) EMIR
9 11 (0.21%) FATCA
10 9 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.13%) Basel III
11 7 (0.13%) Solvency II
11 7 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 7 (0.13%) COREP
12 5 (0.094%) FINREP
12 5 (0.094%) MiFID
12 5 (0.094%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.057%) TickIT
13 3 (0.057%) WCAG
14 2 (0.038%) Basel II
System Software
1 140 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 48 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.19%) vSphere
5 6 (0.11%) ProxySG
6 5 (0.094%) XenApp
7 4 (0.076%) XenServer
7 4 (0.076%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.057%) Docker
8 3 (0.057%) NFS
8 3 (0.057%) Xen
8 3 (0.057%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.038%) Squid
9 2 (0.038%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.038%) GPFS
9 2 (0.038%) Varnish
10 1 (0.019%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 63 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (0.66%) SCCM
3 25 (0.47%) Puppet
4 19 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.34%) SCOM
6 15 (0.28%) Nagios
7 10 (0.19%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (0.15%) Cacti
10 7 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
10 7 (0.13%) Ansible
11 6 (0.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 6 (0.11%) Control-M
12 4 (0.076%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.076%) SmokePing
13 3 (0.057%) XenMobile
13 3 (0.057%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.057%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 429 (8.10%) Microsoft
2 424 (8.00%) Oracle
3 335 (6.32%) SAP
4 168 (3.17%) IBM
5 135 (2.55%) hybris
6 93 (1.76%) VMware
7 89 (1.68%) Adobe
8 83 (1.57%) ATG
9 73 (1.38%) Cisco
10 71 (1.34%) HP
11 43 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
11 43 (0.81%) Google
12 42 (0.79%) Teradata
13 39 (0.74%) Endeca
13 39 (0.74%) Citrix
14 34 (0.64%) Informatica
15 33 (0.62%) Cognos
16 27 (0.51%) Red Hat
17 25 (0.47%) JDA
18 24 (0.45%) RedPrairie
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