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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 37 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2515 2539 2888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.77% 5.07% 5.05%
As % of the General category 12.31% 11.74% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1643 1877
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 £261 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 62 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.10 £39.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% +25.00%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20432 21620 25502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.74% 43.17% 44.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12677 13204 15194
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 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 644 715
Average hourly rate £21.04 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.75 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%

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 10 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 10 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 10 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 -5 2296 £425 +2.40% 841
London +4 1214 £438 +2.94% 405
South East -4 330 £390 -2.50% 106
City of London +2 253 £425 - 142
Yorkshire -1 157 £380 - 77
West Yorkshire +1 145 £375 - 66
East of England -12 142 £425 +6.25% 44
East Midlands 0 122 £401 -5.76% 46
South West -25 115 £417 +9.73% 55
Buckinghamshire 0 109 £388 -3.12% 16
North West -13 109 £400 +10.34% 64
Scotland -2 102 £438 +2.94% 16
Edinburgh -6 87 £438 - 13
West Midlands -1 79 £370 +13.84% 31
Berkshire -32 69 £395 -2.46% 37
Manchester +1 68 £379 +8.28% 37
Bedfordshire +17 64 £425 +33.85%
Hertfordshire -8 63 £400 - 26
Milton Keynes -1 58 £370 -12.94% 5
Wiltshire +11 55 £425 +1.19% 18
Hampshire -17 54 £400 - 27
Swindon +9 50 £435 +9.36% 13
Halifax -1 50 £405 +2.27% 11
Leeds +6 47 £325 -2.98% 45
Surrey +29 44 £438 +6.06% 9
Northamptonshire +5 43 £450 -5.26% 11
Nottinghamshire +12 36 £350 -14.11% 13
Luton +11 35 £425 -
Nottingham +12 34 £350 -12.50% 11
Bradford +1 30 £348 +13.46%

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 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 1450 (28.03%) Finance
2 1217 (23.53%) Banking
3 1156 (22.35%) E-Commerce
4 930 (17.98%) Retail Banking
5 741 (14.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 662 (12.80%) Project Management
7 515 (9.96%) Oracle
8 479 (9.26%) SQL
9 449 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
10 446 (8.62%) HTML
11 383 (7.40%) Java
12 347 (6.71%) Business Analysis
13 334 (6.46%) PRINCE2
14 331 (6.40%) Microsoft
15 322 (6.22%) CSS
16 319 (6.17%) JavaScript
17 301 (5.82%) Marketing
18 288 (5.57%) Change Management
19 278 (5.37%) SAP
19 278 (5.37%) Windows
20 269 (5.20%) Scrum
21 264 (5.10%) SQL Server
22 249 (4.81%) Migration
23 242 (4.68%) .NET
24 237 (4.58%) MS Excel
25 230 (4.45%) Degree
26 226 (4.37%) IBM
27 223 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
28 219 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
29 206 (3.98%) ITIL

Retail
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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
1 198 (3.83%) WebSphere
2 98 (1.89%) SAS
3 73 (1.41%) CMS
4 64 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 51 (0.99%) WebLogic
6 49 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
7 39 (0.75%) MQSeries
8 35 (0.68%) IIS
9 34 (0.66%) MS Exchange
10 30 (0.58%) Apache
11 28 (0.54%) IBM Notes
12 20 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
13 19 (0.37%) Node.js
13 19 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 19 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
14 18 (0.35%) CICS
15 17 (0.33%) Confluence
16 15 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
17 14 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 237 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 154 (2.98%) MS Office
3 117 (2.26%) MS Project
4 102 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 80 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 68 (1.31%) Photoshop
7 45 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
8 27 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.19%) SPSS
10 7 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.097%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.077%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.058%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.039%) Vectorworks
14 2 (0.039%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.039%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.039%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.019%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.019%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 140 (2.71%) Oracle Retail
2 59 (1.14%) SAP Retail
3 34 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 28 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
6 22 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 21 (0.41%) Magento
7 21 (0.41%) SAP SD
8 17 (0.33%) SAP FI
9 15 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
10 14 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
10 14 (0.27%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
11 13 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 12 (0.23%) Tridion
13 11 (0.21%) SAP ERP
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.19%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 49 (0.95%) SaaS
2 21 (0.41%) Office 365
3 12 (0.23%) GitHub
4 10 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.19%) Force.com
5 7 (0.14%) Taleo
5 7 (0.14%) Google Apps
6 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.058%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.058%) PaaS
7 3 (0.058%) IaaS
8 2 (0.039%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.039%) CheetahMail
9 1 (0.019%) Pure360
9 1 (0.019%) Responsys
9 1 (0.019%) Heroku
9 1 (0.019%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.09%) Internet
2 48 (0.93%) HTTP
3 40 (0.77%) Firewall
4 37 (0.72%) WAN
5 32 (0.62%) LAN
6 31 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 28 (0.54%) Intranet
8 24 (0.46%) DNS
9 21 (0.41%) Network Security
10 20 (0.39%) Wireless
10 20 (0.39%) SAN
11 15 (0.29%) SSL
11 15 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (0.21%) VPN
12 11 (0.21%) LDAP
12 11 (0.21%) ATM
12 11 (0.21%) DHCP
13 10 (0.19%) FTP
14 9 (0.17%) MPLS
14 9 (0.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 140 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
3 122 (2.36%) DB2
4 87 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 85 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 76 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 67 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 59 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 47 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 42 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 41 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 36 (0.70%) MySQL
13 35 (0.68%) Data Mining
14 32 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
15 27 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
16 23 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
17 22 (0.43%) SAP BW
18 18 (0.35%) MS Access
18 18 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 92 (1.78%) Subversion
2 76 (1.47%) Ant
3 72 (1.39%) JIRA
4 65 (1.26%) Selenium
5 52 (1.01%) Git (software)
6 51 (0.99%) Maven
7 42 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 36 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
10 32 (0.62%) Eclipse
11 30 (0.58%) Axure RP
12 26 (0.50%) Cucumber
13 24 (0.46%) WebDriver
14 20 (0.39%) JUnit
14 20 (0.39%) Jenkins
15 18 (0.35%) LoadRunner
16 16 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
16 16 (0.31%) Xcode
17 14 (0.27%) Log4j
17 14 (0.27%) SoapUI
General
1 1450 (28.03%) Finance
2 1217 (23.53%) Banking
3 930 (17.98%) Retail Banking
4 301 (5.82%) Marketing
5 202 (3.90%) Manufacturing
6 198 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 95 (1.84%) Back Office
8 78 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 75 (1.45%) Legal
10 50 (0.97%) Games
11 42 (0.81%) German Language
12 40 (0.77%) Advertising
13 35 (0.68%) Publishing
14 34 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 34 (0.66%) Billing
15 32 (0.62%) Automotive
16 31 (0.60%) Front Office
17 21 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (0.39%) Electronics
19 19 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1402 (27.10%) Analyst
2 895 (17.30%) Business Analyst
3 823 (15.91%) Project Manager
4 711 (13.74%) Developer
5 429 (8.29%) Architect
6 333 (6.44%) Consultant
7 193 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
8 173 (3.34%) Designer
9 133 (2.57%) Programme Manager
10 126 (2.44%) Test Analyst
11 99 (1.91%) .NET Developer
12 96 (1.86%) Senior Manager
13 83 (1.60%) Business Manager
14 81 (1.57%) Front-End Developer
15 80 (1.55%) Support Analyst
16 66 (1.28%) Senior Analyst
16 66 (1.28%) Oracle Consultant
17 65 (1.26%) Test Manager
18 64 (1.24%) Agile Business Analyst
19 63 (1.22%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 446 (8.62%) HTML
2 322 (6.22%) CSS
3 242 (4.68%) .NET
4 171 (3.31%) XML
5 169 (3.27%) HTML5
6 161 (3.11%) J2EE
7 147 (2.84%) Web Services
8 142 (2.75%) jQuery
9 128 (2.47%) CSS3
10 114 (2.20%) ASP.NET
11 81 (1.57%) JSP
11 81 (1.57%) SOAP
12 67 (1.30%) XHTML
13 65 (1.26%) RESTful
14 64 (1.24%) Ajax
15 57 (1.10%) Middleware
16 54 (1.04%) WCF
17 53 (1.02%) REST
17 53 (1.02%) .NET Framework
18 45 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 161 (3.11%) EPoS
2 156 (3.02%) Mobile App
3 124 (2.40%) FMCG
4 94 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 73 (1.41%) iPad
6 65 (1.26%) Social Media
7 64 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 54 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 51 (0.99%) Credit Risk
10 38 (0.73%) Mathematics
10 38 (0.73%) W3C
11 37 (0.72%) PMI
12 30 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
13 29 (0.56%) iPhone
14 28 (0.54%) Online Banking
15 27 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
16 26 (0.50%) Open Source
16 26 (0.50%) Copywriting
16 26 (0.50%) Equities
17 25 (0.48%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 278 (5.37%) Windows
2 200 (3.87%) Linux
3 156 (3.02%) UNIX
4 79 (1.53%) Android
4 79 (1.53%) Windows 7
5 78 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 51 (0.99%) Windows XP
7 48 (0.93%) AIX
8 44 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (0.73%) Solaris
10 33 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.33%) SUSE
12 16 (0.31%) HPUX
13 12 (0.23%) Windows Vista
14 11 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.14%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.097%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1156 (22.35%) E-Commerce
2 741 (14.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 662 (12.80%) Project Management
4 449 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
5 347 (6.71%) Business Analysis
6 334 (6.46%) PRINCE2
7 288 (5.57%) Change Management
8 269 (5.20%) Scrum
9 249 (4.81%) Migration
10 223 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 219 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
12 206 (3.98%) ITIL
13 183 (3.54%) Analytics
14 176 (3.40%) CRM
15 161 (3.11%) ERP
16 152 (2.94%) Waterfall
17 138 (2.67%) Data Modelling
18 131 (2.53%) UML
19 129 (2.49%) TDD
20 128 (2.47%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 479 (9.26%) SQL
2 383 (7.40%) Java
3 319 (6.17%) JavaScript
4 171 (3.31%) C#
5 61 (1.18%) C
6 55 (1.06%) T-SQL
7 51 (0.99%) C++
7 51 (0.99%) PHP
8 50 (0.97%) VBA
9 41 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 36 (0.70%) Perl
11 31 (0.60%) VB
11 31 (0.60%) Groovy
11 31 (0.60%) Bash Shell
12 29 (0.56%) Objective-C
13 28 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 28 (0.54%) PowerShell
13 28 (0.54%) Ruby
14 25 (0.48%) COBOL
15 22 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 230 (4.45%) Degree
2 159 (3.07%) ISEB
3 80 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 59 (1.14%) PMI Certification
5 56 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 35 (0.68%) Security Cleared
7 31 (0.60%) PMP
8 25 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (0.41%) CISSP
9 21 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 20 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.25%) MCP
12 12 (0.23%) CCNA
13 11 (0.21%) A+ Certification
13 11 (0.21%) SC Cleared
13 11 (0.21%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.19%) CCNP
15 9 (0.17%) APMP
16 8 (0.15%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (3.17%) QA
2 65 (1.26%) SLA
3 35 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.19%) WAI
7 8 (0.15%) COBIT
8 7 (0.14%) FATCA
8 7 (0.14%) WCAG
8 7 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.12%) Basel III
10 4 (0.077%) EMIR
11 3 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.058%) P3O
11 3 (0.058%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.039%) GAAP
12 2 (0.039%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.039%) COREP
12 2 (0.039%) CRD IV
System Software
1 94 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 40 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (0.35%) vSphere
5 10 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.12%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.12%) XenApp
8 5 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.077%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.077%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.058%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.058%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.058%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.039%) NFS
11 2 (0.039%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.039%) RACF
11 2 (0.039%) Xen
11 2 (0.039%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 80 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (0.62%) SCCM
3 14 (0.27%) SCOM
3 14 (0.27%) Puppet
4 11 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.19%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.15%) MOM
7 7 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (0.12%) OpenView
8 6 (0.12%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.097%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.097%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.097%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.077%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.077%) OpenIDM
10 4 (0.077%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.077%) Tivoli NetView
11 3 (0.058%) Nagios
Vendors
1 515 (9.96%) Oracle
2 331 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 278 (5.37%) SAP
4 226 (4.37%) IBM
5 198 (3.83%) ATG
6 92 (1.78%) HP
7 85 (1.64%) hybris
8 75 (1.45%) Adobe
9 69 (1.33%) Cisco
10 63 (1.22%) VMware
10 63 (1.22%) Endeca
11 60 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
12 49 (0.95%) Business Objects
13 47 (0.91%) Citrix
14 45 (0.87%) JDA
15 43 (0.83%) JBoss
16 39 (0.75%) Google
17 37 (0.72%) Red Hat
18 35 (0.68%) Retek
19 31 (0.60%) Perforce
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £234.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Acorn
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Acorn
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Acorn
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day London
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £225.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 4 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago