Period
to 12 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Retailing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 30 42
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 -16
Contract jobs citing Retail 106 86 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.51% 5.21% 4.39%
As % of the General category 30.72% 17.03% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 91 49
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% +0.69% -9.38%
10th Percentile £355 £128 £253
90th Percentile £525 £500 £508
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.03 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.81 £43.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year -75.15% +278.26% -17.86%

Retail is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 345 505 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.43% 30.59% 30.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 368 300
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £300 £224 £231
90th Percentile £588 £538 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.02 £29.65 £19.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.48% +51.29% -42.37%
10th Percentile £10.89 £14.78 £9.43
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.75 £38.83
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.03 £30.16 £16.00
% change year-on-year -40.21% +88.47% -44.05%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in Birmingham

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Birmingham

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Birmingham over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Birmingham

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Retail.

1 48 (45.28%) FMCG
2 29 (27.36%) Logistics
3 27 (25.47%) Finance
4 22 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (20.75%) GDPR
5 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
5 17 (16.04%) Windows
5 17 (16.04%) VMware
6 16 (15.09%) ITIL
6 16 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (15.09%) Re-Platforming
6 16 (15.09%) Windows Server
7 14 (13.21%) E-Commerce
8 13 (12.26%) NHS
8 13 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (12.26%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (11.32%) PMO
9 12 (11.32%) Java
10 11 (10.38%) Firewall
10 11 (10.38%) ITSM
10 11 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
10 11 (10.38%) Security Cleared
11 10 (9.43%) RESTful
11 10 (9.43%) JIRA
11 10 (9.43%) Migration
11 10 (9.43%) Jenkins
12 9 (8.49%) Change Management
12 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Excel

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (3.77%) Confluence
1 4 (3.77%) SAS
2 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.94%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.94%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.89%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.89%) Azure Functions
4 2 (1.89%) Serverless
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.94%) Office 365
5 1 (0.94%) Route 53
5 1 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (10.38%) Firewall
3 8 (7.55%) LAN
3 8 (7.55%) WAN
4 6 (5.66%) Internet
5 4 (3.77%) Network Security
6 3 (2.83%) DHCP
7 1 (0.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.89%) Power BI
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.94%) MySQL
5 1 (0.94%) OLAP
5 1 (0.94%) QlikView
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Jenkins
1 10 (9.43%) JIRA
2 5 (4.72%) DbUnit
2 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.72%) jMock
2 5 (4.72%) JUnit
2 5 (4.72%) Maven
2 5 (4.72%) Mockito
2 5 (4.72%) Selenium
2 5 (4.72%) SonarQube
3 4 (3.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.77%) JMeter
3 4 (3.77%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.83%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.89%) MSTest
5 2 (1.89%) NUnit
6 1 (0.94%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (25.47%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Marketing
4 5 (4.72%) Legal
5 4 (3.77%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.77%) Retail Finance
6 2 (1.89%) Advertising
6 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.94%) Automotive
7 1 (0.94%) Back Office
7 1 (0.94%) Law
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (32.08%) Analyst
2 23 (21.70%) Business Analyst
3 18 (16.98%) Project Manager
4 12 (11.32%) Developer
4 12 (11.32%) Process Analyst
5 11 (10.38%) VMware Engineer
6 10 (9.43%) GDPR Business Analyst
6 10 (9.43%) Server Engineer
7 9 (8.49%) Business IT Analyst
7 9 (8.49%) IT Analyst
7 9 (8.49%) IT Business Analyst
7 9 (8.49%) Project Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Architect
8 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.55%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) Senior Server Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (5.66%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.43%) RESTful
2 8 (7.55%) Spring
3 7 (6.60%) Web Services
4 6 (5.66%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.66%) J2EE
5 5 (4.72%) Apache Camel
5 5 (4.72%) CSS
5 5 (4.72%) HTML
5 5 (4.72%) PowerMock
5 5 (4.72%) SOAP
5 5 (4.72%) Spring Boot
6 4 (3.77%) .NET
7 3 (2.83%) HTML5
8 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.89%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.89%) JPA
8 2 (1.89%) jQuery
9 1 (0.94%) Ajax
9 1 (0.94%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (45.28%) FMCG
2 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.26%) NHS
3 7 (6.60%) e-Learning
4 6 (5.66%) Credit Risk
5 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.83%) PMI
6 3 (2.83%) User Experience
7 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.04%) Windows
2 16 (15.09%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.94%) Android
4 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.94%) Linux
4 1 (0.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.36%) Logistics
2 22 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (15.09%) ITIL
3 16 (15.09%) Re-Platforming
4 14 (13.21%) E-Commerce
5 11 (10.38%) ITSM
5 11 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (9.43%) Migration
7 9 (8.49%) Change Management
7 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.55%) Information Security
8 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (7.55%) Patch Management
8 8 (7.55%) TDD
9 7 (6.60%) ERP
9 7 (6.60%) Scrum
9 7 (6.60%) Service Management
10 6 (5.66%) Business Analysis
10 6 (5.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.32%) Java
2 5 (4.72%) Python
2 5 (4.72%) SQL
3 4 (3.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.83%) C#
4 3 (2.83%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.89%) PHP
5 2 (1.89%) R
5 2 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.83%) Degree
2 3 (2.83%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.83%) PMP
3 1 (0.94%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.94%) PhD
3 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.94%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.75%) GDPR
2 12 (11.32%) PMO
3 5 (4.72%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.72%) QA
4 2 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.72%) vSphere
4 4 (3.77%) Docker
5 2 (1.89%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Puppet
1 1 (0.94%) SCCM
1 1 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (16.04%) VMware
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.66%) SAP
3 5 (4.72%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle
5 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.94%) Google
5 1 (0.94%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.94%) Sage