Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 29 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11 +25
Contract jobs citing Retail 68 87 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.96% 6.04% 6.96%
As % of the General category 14.56% 19.21% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 88 89
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +1.69%
10th Percentile £261 £335 £160
90th Percentile £725 £519 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.25 £18.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.87% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £17.18 £16.25
90th Percentile £20.00 £18.88 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.25 £11.41 £17.50
% change year-on-year +42.48% -34.83% -16.67%

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 467 453 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 34.04% 31.46% 37.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 315 369
Birmingham median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £233 £275 £240
90th Percentile £630 £575 £548
West Midlands median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -58.90%
10th Percentile £12.35 £10.77 £10.05
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.40 £49.55
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -28.89% +50.00%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019, 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 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.12%) Java
4 12 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 12 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (16.18%) Windows
5 11 (16.18%) NHS
5 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
7 8 (11.76%) SAP
7 8 (11.76%) Scrum
7 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 7 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (10.29%) Azure
8 7 (10.29%) AWS
8 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
8 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
8 7 (10.29%) Finance
8 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
9 6 (8.82%) User Stories
9 6 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.82%) Web Services
9 6 (8.82%) Manufacturing
9 6 (8.82%) VMware
9 6 (8.82%) Office 365
9 6 (8.82%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (8.82%) Kanban
9 6 (8.82%) Degree

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 (5.88%) ArcGIS
2 2 (2.94%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.47%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) GIMP
2 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (4.41%) Magento
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP CAR
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) AWS
1 7 (10.29%) Azure
2 6 (8.82%) Office 365
3 5 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.41%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (4.41%) GCP
4 3 (4.41%) IBM Blueworks
4 3 (4.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.94%) Route 53
6 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Firewall
1 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.94%) LAN
2 2 (2.94%) WAN
2 2 (2.94%) Wireless
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.47%) SAN
3 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (7.35%) Big Data
2 5 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.88%) GIS
3 4 (5.88%) QGIS
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.94%) BigQuery
5 2 (2.94%) Bigtable
5 2 (2.94%) NewSQL
5 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.47%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.47%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) JIRA
2 4 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.88%) Selenium
3 3 (4.41%) DbUnit
3 3 (4.41%) jMock
3 3 (4.41%) JUnit
3 3 (4.41%) Maven
3 3 (4.41%) Mockito
3 3 (4.41%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.94%) JMeter
4 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.94%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.47%) Grunt
5 1 (1.47%) gulp
5 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.47%) webpack
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
1 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.35%) Automotive
3 5 (7.35%) Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Legal
4 4 (5.88%) Marketing
4 4 (5.88%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Analyst
2 10 (14.71%) Developer
3 8 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) IT Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) BPM Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Digital Product Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Retail Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
2 6 (8.82%) Web Services
3 5 (7.35%) CSS
3 5 (7.35%) RESTful
3 5 (7.35%) Spring
4 4 (5.88%) J2EE
4 4 (5.88%) SOAP
5 3 (4.41%) Dojo
5 3 (4.41%) DOM
5 3 (4.41%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.41%) HTML
5 3 (4.41%) JPA
5 3 (4.41%) jQuery
5 3 (4.41%) PowerMock
5 3 (4.41%) Spring Boot
5 3 (4.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (4.41%) XML
6 2 (2.94%) CSS3
6 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) NHS
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) FMCG
2 5 (7.35%) User Experience
3 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.41%) Robotics
3 3 (4.41%) Tandem
4 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.94%) EPoS
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Animation
5 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) HACMP
5 1 (1.47%) PDA
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Solaris
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) AIX
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Unix
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.65%) E-Commerce
2 12 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (11.76%) Scrum
5 7 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (8.82%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.82%) Kanban
6 6 (8.82%) User Stories
7 5 (7.35%) BDD
7 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (7.35%) TOGAF
7 5 (7.35%) Website Architecture
8 4 (5.88%) BPMN
8 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.88%) Image Processing
8 4 (5.88%) Project Planning
8 4 (5.88%) Remote Sensing
8 4 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) Java
2 5 (7.35%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.35%) SQL
3 3 (4.41%) Python
4 2 (2.94%) Go
4 2 (2.94%) Java 8
4 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.47%) Korn
5 1 (1.47%) Perl
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) Degree
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.94%) MCSA
4 2 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.47%) MCITP
5 1 (1.47%) MCP
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) PMO
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) Docker
3 3 (4.41%) Postfix
4 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.47%) vSphere
4 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.94%) Puppet
1 2 (2.94%) Terraform
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) SAP
3 6 (8.82%) VMware
4 4 (5.88%) Google
5 3 (4.41%) IBM
5 3 (4.41%) Pega
5 3 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.41%) webMethods
6 1 (1.47%) CA
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) Ekahau
6 1 (1.47%) Juniper
6 1 (1.47%) Lotus
6 1 (1.47%) NetApp
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle
6 1 (1.47%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.47%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.47%) Twitter