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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 36 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 2760 2724 2570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.84% 4.98% 5.03%
As % of the General category 12.06% 12.88% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1823 1798 1707
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +2.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £268 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 59
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £45.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%

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
22893 21142 22003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.13% 38.66% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14668 13052 13464
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 631
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.47 £41.98 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -3 2474 £425 - 978
London -1 1253 £450 +2.85% 443
South East -11 296 £400 +2.56% 109
City of London -8 249 £439 +3.35% 135
Scotland +25 225 £380 -13.14% 44
Edinburgh +9 198 £380 -10.58% 35
East of England +5 187 £425 - 49
North West +5 172 £425 - 110
Yorkshire -9 169 £356 -5.69% 68
West Midlands +23 132 £395 +19.69% 53
West Yorkshire -12 132 £356 -5.06% 45
South West -4 124 £400 - 70
East Midlands -10 106 £398 -2.21% 58
Manchester +5 98 £444 +10.93% 70
Buckinghamshire -6 93 £416 +10.26% 15
Berkshire +18 92 £400 +2.56% 36
Hertfordshire -3 76 £421 +5.31% 30
Bedfordshire +2 74 £475 +11.76% 5
Milton Keynes -1 67 £438 +18.24% 8
Leeds -16 62 £350 +7.69% 25
Hampshire +2 52 £400 -5.88% 20
Halifax -1 51 £356 -10.55% 7
Wiltshire +1 46 £415 -2.35% 16
Cheshire +9 44 £450 - 28
Swindon -8 40 £441 +1.37% 12
Birmingham +17 35 £375 -6.25% 17
Northamptonshire -1 34 £450 - 11
Surrey -13 31 £370 -12.94% 14
Nottingham -14 30 £375 +3.44% 3
Nottinghamshire -19 30 £375 -3.22% 4

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1575 (29.41%) Finance
2 1475 (27.54%) Banking
3 999 (18.65%) E-Commerce
4 998 (18.63%) Retail Banking
5 926 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
6 882 (16.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 720 (13.44%) Project Management
8 579 (10.81%) SQL
9 471 (8.79%) Oracle
10 467 (8.72%) Microsoft
11 381 (7.11%) Java
12 371 (6.93%) Migration
13 360 (6.72%) HTML
14 339 (6.33%) Marketing
15 337 (6.29%) Business Analysis
15 337 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
16 320 (5.97%) Windows
17 315 (5.88%) SAP
18 310 (5.79%) JavaScript
19 306 (5.71%) Scrum
20 295 (5.51%) PRINCE2
21 291 (5.43%) SQL Server
22 285 (5.32%) MS Excel
23 273 (5.10%) .NET
24 272 (5.08%) CSS
25 269 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
26 268 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
27 236 (4.41%) CRM
28 235 (4.39%) Analytics
29 229 (4.28%) Change Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 188 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 112 (2.09%) SAS
3 96 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 83 (1.55%) CMS
5 50 (0.93%) JBoss
6 48 (0.90%) Apache
7 41 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 40 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 40 (0.75%) IIS
8 40 (0.75%) Apache Solr
9 37 (0.69%) Node.js
10 30 (0.56%) Lync
11 29 (0.54%) MS Exchange
12 25 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 19 (0.35%) Confluence
14 17 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (0.26%) Commerce Server
15 14 (0.26%) Mule
16 13 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
16 13 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 285 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 171 (3.19%) MS Office
3 146 (2.73%) MS Project
4 89 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 74 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 73 (1.36%) Photoshop
7 37 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
8 31 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
9 16 (0.30%) PowerPivot
10 15 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.26%) InDesign
12 13 (0.24%) SPSS
13 6 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 5 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.019%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.019%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 102 (1.90%) Oracle Retail
2 55 (1.03%) SAP Retail
3 54 (1.01%) Magento
4 47 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 36 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
6 33 (0.62%) SAP FI
7 29 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 26 (0.49%) SAP CO
8 26 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
9 18 (0.34%) SAP SD
10 17 (0.32%) SAP MM
11 16 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 15 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
13 14 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
14 10 (0.19%) SAP ERP
14 10 (0.19%) Markit EDM
14 10 (0.19%) Odoo
15 9 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
16 7 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 63 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (0.82%) SaaS
4 39 (0.73%) Office 365
5 21 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 16 (0.30%) PaaS
7 9 (0.17%) Force.com
8 7 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.11%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.093%) GitHub
10 5 (0.093%) IaaS
11 4 (0.075%) Yammer
12 3 (0.056%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.056%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.037%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.037%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.037%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.037%) Google Checkout
13 2 (0.037%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 74 (1.38%) Internet
2 69 (1.29%) DNS
3 60 (1.12%) Firewall
4 48 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 42 (0.78%) HTTP
6 34 (0.63%) DHCP
6 34 (0.63%) LAN
7 31 (0.58%) Wireless
8 28 (0.52%) WAN
9 27 (0.50%) Intranet
10 23 (0.43%) SAN
11 21 (0.39%) Network Security
12 20 (0.37%) ATM
13 19 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (0.34%) VPN
15 16 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (0.28%) SSL
16 15 (0.28%) WLAN
17 14 (0.26%) LDAP
17 14 (0.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 218 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
3 105 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 79 (1.47%) DB2
6 78 (1.46%) MySQL
7 73 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 69 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 58 (1.08%) Big Data
10 56 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 50 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
12 45 (0.84%) Relational Database
13 37 (0.69%) Data Mining
13 37 (0.69%) Hadoop
14 35 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 35 (0.65%) OLAP
15 31 (0.58%) NoSQL
15 31 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
16 28 (0.52%) MongoDB
17 25 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 94 (1.76%) JIRA
2 70 (1.31%) Selenium
3 66 (1.23%) Subversion
4 60 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 52 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (0.78%) Jenkins
7 37 (0.69%) Maven
8 32 (0.60%) Ant
9 31 (0.58%) WebDriver
10 28 (0.52%) LoadRunner
11 26 (0.49%) Grunt
12 23 (0.43%) Axure RP
12 23 (0.43%) Cucumber
13 21 (0.39%) NUnit
13 21 (0.39%) HP UFT
14 20 (0.37%) JUnit
14 20 (0.37%) Visual Studio
15 15 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
16 14 (0.26%) Eclipse
16 14 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 1575 (29.41%) Finance
2 1475 (27.54%) Banking
3 998 (18.63%) Retail Banking
4 339 (6.33%) Marketing
5 192 (3.58%) Telecoms
6 140 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 101 (1.89%) Legal
8 76 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 62 (1.16%) Games
10 59 (1.10%) Back Office
11 48 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 38 (0.71%) Billing
12 38 (0.71%) Law
13 37 (0.69%) Front Office
14 34 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
15 30 (0.56%) Automotive
16 29 (0.54%) Advertising
17 25 (0.47%) Publishing
17 25 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
17 25 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1439 (26.87%) Analyst
2 880 (16.43%) Project Manager
3 861 (16.08%) Business Analyst
4 710 (13.26%) Developer
5 486 (9.07%) Architect
6 285 (5.32%) Consultant
7 242 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
8 176 (3.29%) Test Analyst
9 141 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
10 129 (2.41%) Designer
11 123 (2.30%) Programme Manager
12 115 (2.15%) Test Manager
13 107 (2.00%) Senior Manager
13 107 (2.00%) Banking Business Analyst
14 98 (1.83%) Data Analyst
15 93 (1.74%) Tester
16 87 (1.62%) .NET Developer
16 87 (1.62%) Infrastructure Manager
17 80 (1.49%) IT Project Manager
18 78 (1.46%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (6.72%) HTML
2 273 (5.10%) .NET
3 272 (5.08%) CSS
4 186 (3.47%) Web Services
5 151 (2.82%) XML
6 133 (2.48%) HTML5
7 132 (2.46%) J2EE
8 108 (2.02%) jQuery
9 101 (1.89%) Spring
10 97 (1.81%) ASP.NET
11 95 (1.77%) CSS3
12 91 (1.70%) AngularJS
13 86 (1.61%) SOAP
14 78 (1.46%) Middleware
15 70 (1.31%) RESTful
16 63 (1.18%) JSON
17 62 (1.16%) REST
18 59 (1.10%) Hibernate
19 56 (1.05%) JSP
20 53 (0.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 337 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (4.01%) User Experience
3 118 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 113 (2.11%) EPoS
5 105 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 99 (1.85%) FMCG
7 93 (1.74%) Data Centre
8 69 (1.29%) Credit Risk
9 66 (1.23%) iPad
10 58 (1.08%) Online Banking
11 50 (0.93%) Social Media
12 38 (0.71%) Mainframe
13 37 (0.69%) Data Integration
14 36 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
15 33 (0.62%) PMI
16 31 (0.58%) Visualisation
17 29 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
18 24 (0.45%) Equities
19 23 (0.43%) Fixed Income
19 23 (0.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 320 (5.97%) Windows
2 191 (3.57%) Linux
3 176 (3.29%) UNIX
4 86 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 83 (1.55%) Android
6 76 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 53 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (0.52%) AIX
10 27 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.30%) Solaris
14 13 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.11%) zOS
17 6 (0.11%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.093%) Windows CE
18 5 (0.093%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (18.65%) E-Commerce
2 926 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
3 882 (16.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 720 (13.44%) Project Management
5 371 (6.93%) Migration
6 337 (6.29%) Business Analysis
7 306 (5.71%) Scrum
8 295 (5.51%) PRINCE2
9 269 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 268 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
11 236 (4.41%) CRM
12 235 (4.39%) Analytics
13 229 (4.28%) Change Management
14 219 (4.09%) ITIL
15 184 (3.44%) Waterfall
16 181 (3.38%) ERP
17 174 (3.25%) SDLC
18 169 (3.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 166 (3.10%) TDD
20 161 (3.01%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 579 (10.81%) SQL
2 381 (7.11%) Java
3 310 (5.79%) JavaScript
4 199 (3.72%) C#
5 67 (1.25%) PL/SQL
5 67 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 66 (1.23%) Python
7 64 (1.19%) VBA
8 59 (1.10%) C
8 59 (1.10%) PHP
9 53 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 42 (0.78%) C++
11 36 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 33 (0.62%) R
13 31 (0.58%) Perl
14 30 (0.56%) VB
15 26 (0.49%) Ruby
16 19 (0.35%) Groovy
17 18 (0.34%) Objective-C
18 16 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 185 (3.45%) Degree
2 137 (2.56%) ISEB
3 64 (1.19%) PMI Certification
4 58 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 58 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 45 (0.84%) PMP
6 37 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (0.41%) ACCA
10 21 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 19 (0.35%) CCNA
12 16 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.28%) CISSP
13 15 (0.28%) CCNP
14 14 (0.26%) MCSE
14 14 (0.26%) Security Cleared
15 13 (0.24%) MCSA
15 13 (0.24%) MBA
16 12 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (4.13%) QA
2 60 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 45 (0.84%) SLA
4 33 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.32%) ISO 9000
7 14 (0.26%) COBIT
8 11 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.21%) FATCA
8 11 (0.21%) EMIR
9 7 (0.13%) Basel III
9 7 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.093%) MiFID
12 4 (0.075%) COREP
12 4 (0.075%) FINREP
12 4 (0.075%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.056%) Basel II
13 3 (0.056%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.056%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 140 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 50 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.15%) vSphere
5 6 (0.11%) ProxySG
6 5 (0.093%) XenApp
7 4 (0.075%) XenServer
7 4 (0.075%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.075%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.056%) Xen
8 3 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.056%) NFS
9 2 (0.037%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.037%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.037%) Varnish
9 2 (0.037%) Squid
9 2 (0.037%) Docker
9 2 (0.037%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 60 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (0.63%) SCCM
3 28 (0.52%) Puppet
4 21 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.37%) SCOM
6 16 (0.30%) Nagios
7 13 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 9 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (0.15%) Cacti
11 7 (0.13%) Control-M
11 7 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
12 6 (0.11%) OPNET
13 5 (0.093%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.093%) Ansible
14 4 (0.075%) SmokePing
14 4 (0.075%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.075%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.075%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 3 (0.056%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 471 (8.79%) Oracle
2 467 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 315 (5.88%) SAP
4 151 (2.82%) IBM
5 134 (2.50%) hybris
6 94 (1.76%) VMware
7 88 (1.64%) ATG
8 84 (1.57%) Adobe
9 77 (1.44%) Cisco
10 63 (1.18%) HP
11 48 (0.90%) Teradata
12 45 (0.84%) Citrix
13 44 (0.82%) Endeca
14 43 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
15 42 (0.78%) Cognos
16 41 (0.77%) Google
17 33 (0.62%) Informatica
18 31 (0.58%) JDA
19 26 (0.49%) Red Hat
19 26 (0.49%) RedPrairie
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