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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 37 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 2602 2491 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.86% 4.35% 4.91%
As % of the General category 13.64% 10.91% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1668 1619 1757
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £423
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 41
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +22.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £49.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.13 £17.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-23.91% +43.75%

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
19073 22831 22158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.64% 39.91% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12714 14457 13427
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £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 494 640 521
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 2477 £450 +5.88% 974
London +3 1315 £475 +7.34% 289
South East +11 328 £450 +9.09% 181
City of London +11 181 £500 +21.21% 59
West Midlands -3 178 £400 -5.88% 76
North West -14 147 £413 -8.33% 99
South West +9 131 £375 -6.25% 66
East of England +1 129 £425 +0.89% 93
East Midlands -3 111 £375 -6.25% 60
Berkshire +4 97 £500 +25.00% 31
Yorkshire 0 97 £425 +19.38% 72
Hertfordshire +9 96 £431 +3.29% 40
Manchester -15 95 £425 -5.55% 47
Scotland -31 85 £400 - 53
Hampshire +30 82 £450 +9.75% 41
West Yorkshire +1 82 £425 +19.38% 43
Coventry +10 78 £400 -11.11% 13
Buckinghamshire +10 74 £413 +6.45% 23
Edinburgh -8 68 £400 - 16
Milton Keynes +11 59 £388 -5.48% 8
Nottinghamshire -3 55 £408 +5.16% 17
Nottingham -7 49 £400 +4.91% 13
Leeds +14 45 £470 +26.00% 21
Surrey +5 42 £450 +20.00% 25
Bracknell +8 41 £600 +60.00% 6
Birmingham -5 41 £375 -6.25% 16
Wiltshire +10 38 £513 +23.49% 13
Swindon +8 36 £513 +23.49% 5
Welwyn Garden City +5 34 £445 -1.11% 4
Dorset +24 33 £325 -40.90% 8

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 1393 (27.16%) Finance
2 1262 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1093 (21.31%) Banking
4 840 (16.38%) E-Commerce
5 730 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 709 (13.82%) Retail Banking
7 593 (11.56%) SQL
8 522 (10.18%) Java
9 516 (10.06%) Project Management
10 474 (9.24%) Oracle
11 433 (8.44%) Microsoft
12 408 (7.95%) SAP
13 407 (7.94%) JavaScript
14 406 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
15 399 (7.78%) Scrum
16 393 (7.66%) HTML
17 392 (7.64%) Business Analysis
18 310 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
19 302 (5.89%) CSS
20 297 (5.79%) Windows
20 297 (5.79%) CRM
21 293 (5.71%) Marketing
22 286 (5.58%) Migration
23 271 (5.28%) MS Excel
24 255 (4.97%) Analytics
25 254 (4.95%) Linux
26 246 (4.80%) SQL Server
27 242 (4.72%) User Experience
28 241 (4.70%) TDD
29 240 (4.68%) PRINCE2

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
1 131 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 129 (2.52%) WebSphere
3 113 (2.20%) CMS
4 107 (2.09%) SAS
5 77 (1.50%) Confluence
6 59 (1.15%) Apache Spark
7 55 (1.07%) Skype for Business
8 53 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 49 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
10 48 (0.94%) Apache
11 45 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 39 (0.76%) JBoss
13 30 (0.58%) IIS
14 28 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
15 25 (0.49%) MS Exchange
16 18 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 18 (0.35%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.33%) Drupal
17 17 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
18 16 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 271 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 144 (2.81%) MS Office
3 100 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 68 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 64 (1.25%) MS Project
6 50 (0.97%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.35%) SPSS
8 14 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.097%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
11 5 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.078%) InVision
13 3 (0.058%) HipChat
13 3 (0.058%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.039%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.039%) Vectorworks
15 1 (0.019%) FreeHand
15 1 (0.019%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 104 (2.03%) Oracle Retail
2 77 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 70 (1.36%) SAP Retail
4 60 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
4 60 (1.17%) Magento
5 37 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
6 28 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
7 27 (0.53%) SAP SD
8 22 (0.43%) SAP FI
9 21 (0.41%) SAP SCM
10 20 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
11 19 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
11 19 (0.37%) SAP CO
11 19 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
12 17 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
12 17 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
12 17 (0.33%) SAP ERP
12 17 (0.33%) Summit
13 16 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 15 (0.29%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 150 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (2.14%) Office 365
4 39 (0.76%) Yammer
5 33 (0.64%) PaaS
6 29 (0.57%) IaaS
7 28 (0.55%) SaaS
8 24 (0.47%) Google Analytics
9 19 (0.37%) GitHub
10 16 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.19%) Oracle CX
13 9 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
14 8 (0.16%) Google Apps
14 8 (0.16%) iPaaS
15 7 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 6 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.12%) Basecamp
16 6 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 92 (1.79%) Firewall
2 90 (1.75%) Internet
3 62 (1.21%) Network Security
4 52 (1.01%) DNS
5 50 (0.97%) WAN
6 49 (0.96%) TCP/IP
7 44 (0.86%) LAN
8 35 (0.68%) VPN
8 35 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 33 (0.64%) HTTP
10 32 (0.62%) Intranet
11 31 (0.60%) SSL
12 30 (0.58%) MPLS
13 28 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (0.51%) Wireless
15 21 (0.41%) VoIP
16 18 (0.35%) BGP
16 18 (0.35%) OSPF
17 17 (0.33%) NFC
18 16 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 161 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
3 118 (2.30%) Big Data
4 69 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 69 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 63 (1.23%) NoSQL
5 63 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 61 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 61 (1.19%) MySQL
6 61 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 52 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
10 31 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
10 31 (0.60%) DB2
10 31 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (0.58%) SAP HANA
12 28 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
13 27 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (0.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 232 (4.52%) JIRA
2 188 (3.67%) Git (software)
3 179 (3.49%) Jenkins
4 88 (1.72%) Selenium
5 82 (1.60%) Maven
6 70 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 58 (1.13%) Subversion
8 56 (1.09%) Cucumber
9 44 (0.86%) WebDriver
10 34 (0.66%) JUnit
11 30 (0.58%) Eclipse
11 30 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 30 (0.58%) Visual Studio
12 27 (0.53%) gulp
12 27 (0.53%) SoapUI
13 26 (0.51%) Gradle
14 23 (0.45%) Grunt
15 22 (0.43%) NUnit
16 21 (0.41%) Hudson
17 20 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 1393 (27.16%) Finance
2 1093 (21.31%) Banking
3 709 (13.82%) Retail Banking
4 293 (5.71%) Marketing
5 118 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 117 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 111 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 94 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 75 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 73 (1.42%) Legal
11 48 (0.94%) Back Office
12 43 (0.84%) Games
12 43 (0.84%) Law
13 37 (0.72%) Front Office
14 35 (0.68%) Billing
15 30 (0.58%) Publishing
16 29 (0.57%) Automotive
17 25 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
18 23 (0.45%) Advertising
19 19 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1221 (23.81%) Analyst
2 767 (14.95%) Developer
3 645 (12.58%) Business Analyst
4 631 (12.30%) Architect
5 611 (11.91%) Project Manager
6 307 (5.99%) Consultant
7 296 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
8 167 (3.26%) Java Developer
9 150 (2.92%) Retail Business Analyst
10 137 (2.67%) IT Manager
10 137 (2.67%) Test Analyst
11 136 (2.65%) Designer
12 131 (2.55%) Programme Manager
13 107 (2.09%) Senior Developer
14 105 (2.05%) Banking Analyst
15 94 (1.83%) SAP Consultant
16 90 (1.75%) .NET Developer
17 89 (1.74%) Test Manager
18 86 (1.68%) IT Project Manager
19 84 (1.64%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (7.66%) HTML
2 302 (5.89%) CSS
3 235 (4.58%) .NET
4 187 (3.65%) HTML5
5 171 (3.33%) Web Services
6 169 (3.29%) XML
7 146 (2.85%) AngularJS
8 125 (2.44%) Spring
9 113 (2.20%) REST
10 106 (2.07%) J2EE
11 100 (1.95%) Middleware
12 99 (1.93%) jQuery
13 94 (1.83%) RESTful
13 94 (1.83%) SOAP
14 83 (1.62%) CSS3
15 71 (1.38%) ASP.NET
16 66 (1.29%) Node.js
17 64 (1.25%) Hibernate
18 52 (1.01%) JSON
19 50 (0.97%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 406 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (4.72%) User Experience
3 160 (3.12%) EPoS
4 111 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 109 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 107 (2.09%) FMCG
7 100 (1.95%) Equities
8 98 (1.91%) Fixed Income
9 97 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 77 (1.50%) Computer Science
11 69 (1.35%) Credit Risk
12 68 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 55 (1.07%) Mainframe
14 45 (0.88%) Data Integration
15 41 (0.80%) iPad
16 39 (0.76%) Virtual Team
17 35 (0.68%) Digital Media
18 33 (0.64%) Statistics
19 30 (0.58%) Algorithms
19 30 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 297 (5.79%) Windows
2 254 (4.95%) Linux
3 181 (3.53%) Unix
4 95 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 84 (1.64%) Android
5 84 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 45 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 41 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (0.55%) AIX
9 27 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 17 (0.33%) CentOS
12 17 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
12 17 (0.33%) SUSE
12 17 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1262 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
2 840 (16.38%) E-Commerce
3 730 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 516 (10.06%) Project Management
5 399 (7.78%) Scrum
6 392 (7.64%) Business Analysis
7 310 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
8 297 (5.79%) CRM
9 286 (5.58%) Migration
10 255 (4.97%) Analytics
11 241 (4.70%) TDD
12 240 (4.68%) PRINCE2
13 236 (4.60%) DevOps
14 232 (4.52%) ITIL
15 227 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 220 (4.29%) Waterfall
17 205 (4.00%) Change Management
18 174 (3.39%) ERP
19 171 (3.33%) Data Modelling
20 170 (3.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 593 (11.56%) SQL
2 522 (10.18%) Java
3 407 (7.94%) JavaScript
4 211 (4.11%) C#
5 153 (2.98%) Python
6 90 (1.75%) PHP
7 78 (1.52%) Ruby
8 70 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 60 (1.17%) T-SQL
10 56 (1.09%) Perl
11 55 (1.07%) Scala
12 44 (0.86%) R
13 42 (0.82%) VBA
14 41 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 40 (0.78%) Bash Shell
15 40 (0.78%) C
16 36 (0.70%) PowerShell
17 32 (0.62%) Objective-C
18 30 (0.58%) Apple Swift
19 29 (0.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 212 (4.13%) Degree
2 69 (1.35%) ISEB
3 60 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (1.05%) ISTQB
4 54 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 47 (0.92%) CCNP
6 39 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 38 (0.74%) CISSP
7 38 (0.74%) PMP
8 35 (0.68%) Security Cleared
9 26 (0.51%) CISM
9 26 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (0.51%) SC Cleared
10 25 (0.49%) CCNA
11 22 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (0.43%) MCSE
12 20 (0.39%) CCIE
13 19 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (0.23%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (3.61%) QA
2 53 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 49 (0.96%) SLA
4 47 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.33%) MiFID
6 17 (0.33%) SDET
7 15 (0.29%) SEPA
8 11 (0.21%) Basel III
9 9 (0.18%) COBIT
10 7 (0.14%) FATCA
11 6 (0.12%) WAI
12 4 (0.078%) COREP
12 4 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.078%) WCAG
13 3 (0.058%) Basel II
13 3 (0.058%) FINREP
13 3 (0.058%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.039%) EMIR
14 2 (0.039%) GCP
System Software
1 134 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 82 (1.60%) Docker
3 35 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.31%) vCloud
5 16 (0.31%) vSphere
6 15 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.18%) HDFS
8 8 (0.16%) KVM
8 8 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.16%) Xen
8 8 (0.16%) XenApp
9 6 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.12%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.097%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.097%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.078%) Firmware
12 2 (0.039%) NFS
12 2 (0.039%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 111 (2.16%) Puppet
2 97 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 93 (1.81%) Ansible
4 48 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
5 31 (0.60%) Terraform
6 26 (0.51%) SCCM
7 18 (0.35%) Nagios
8 14 (0.27%) Packer
9 13 (0.25%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.21%) Zenoss
11 10 (0.19%) vRealize
12 8 (0.16%) Kibana
12 8 (0.16%) SCOM
12 8 (0.16%) TeamSite
13 7 (0.14%) logstash
14 6 (0.12%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.12%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.12%) Kubernetes
14 6 (0.12%) MOM
15 5 (0.097%) Cacti
Vendors
1 474 (9.24%) Oracle
2 433 (8.44%) Microsoft
3 408 (7.95%) SAP
4 180 (3.51%) IBM
5 125 (2.44%) hybris
6 115 (2.24%) Cisco
7 95 (1.85%) Adobe
8 83 (1.62%) HP
9 80 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
10 79 (1.54%) VMware
11 69 (1.35%) ATG
12 61 (1.19%) Google
13 52 (1.01%) Red Hat
14 48 (0.94%) Infor
14 48 (0.94%) Tableau
15 43 (0.84%) Teradata
16 38 (0.74%) Citrix
16 38 (0.74%) Splunk
17 37 (0.72%) JDA
18 35 (0.68%) CheckPoint
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 22 hours ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £455.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Source Technology
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £430 to £465 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £320 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
PMC retail
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day 350-500pd - 3 month minimum contract
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago