Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 19 50
Rank change year-on-year -6 +31 -22
Contract jobs citing Retail 89 97 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.22% 6.45% 3.64%
As % of the General category 24.86% 19.06% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 89 42
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £365 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% +2.46% -6.25%
10th Percentile £355 £128 £276
90th Percentile £519 £550 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.03 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.41 £17.50 £54.00
% change year-on-year -34.83% -67.59% +350.00%

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 358 509 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.00% 33.84% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 351 347
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £390 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +1.30% -1.28%
10th Percentile £285 £238 £229
90th Percentile £570 £550 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £38.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.29% +6.90% +10.69%
10th Percentile £11.09 £12.79 £10.38
90th Percentile £36.50 £53.75 £38.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £30.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -47.54% +41.86% -28.12%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 32 (35.96%) FMCG
2 25 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.72%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (22.47%) Finance
5 17 (19.10%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (19.10%) Logistics
6 15 (16.85%) NHS
6 15 (16.85%) ITIL
7 14 (15.73%) E-Commerce
7 14 (15.73%) PMO
8 13 (14.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (13.48%) VMware
9 12 (13.48%) ITSM
9 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
9 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
10 11 (12.36%) JIRA
10 11 (12.36%) Java
10 11 (12.36%) GDPR
11 10 (11.24%) Jenkins
11 10 (11.24%) Windows
11 10 (11.24%) Active Directory
11 10 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (11.24%) RESTful
12 9 (10.11%) TDD
12 9 (10.11%) Web Services
12 9 (10.11%) Migration
12 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
13 8 (8.99%) Re-Platforming
13 8 (8.99%) Scrum

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 (4.49%) Confluence
2 2 (2.25%) SAS
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.12%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.87%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.25%) Azure Functions
4 2 (2.25%) Route 53
4 2 (2.25%) Serverless
5 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.12%) Office 365
5 1 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) Firewall
2 5 (5.62%) LAN
2 5 (5.62%) WAN
2 5 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (4.49%) DHCP
4 3 (3.37%) Internet
5 1 (1.12%) Network Security
5 1 (1.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.10%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.37%) Power BI
5 2 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) Big Data
6 1 (1.12%) MS Access
6 1 (1.12%) MySQL
6 1 (1.12%) OLAP
6 1 (1.12%) QlikView
6 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) JIRA
2 10 (11.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.62%) DbUnit
3 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.62%) jMock
3 5 (5.62%) JUnit
3 5 (5.62%) Maven
3 5 (5.62%) Mockito
3 5 (5.62%) Selenium
3 5 (5.62%) SonarQube
4 4 (4.49%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.49%) JMeter
4 4 (4.49%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.37%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.25%) MSTest
6 2 (2.25%) NUnit
7 1 (1.12%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Legal
3 3 (3.37%) Marketing
4 2 (2.25%) Retail Finance
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Automotive
5 1 (1.12%) Back Office
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Law
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (31.46%) Analyst
2 17 (19.10%) Business Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Project Manager
4 11 (12.36%) Developer
5 10 (11.24%) Process Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Architect
6 8 (8.99%) Business IT Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) IT Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) IT Business Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Project Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.74%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Business Process Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Server Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) GDPR Business Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) ITIL Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) RESTful
2 9 (10.11%) Web Services
3 8 (8.99%) Spring
4 6 (6.74%) AngularJS
4 6 (6.74%) J2EE
5 5 (5.62%) Apache Camel
5 5 (5.62%) CSS
5 5 (5.62%) HTML
5 5 (5.62%) PowerMock
5 5 (5.62%) SOAP
5 5 (5.62%) Spring Boot
6 4 (4.49%) .NET
7 3 (3.37%) HTML5
8 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.25%) JPA
8 2 (2.25%) jQuery
9 1 (1.12%) Ajax
9 1 (1.12%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (35.96%) FMCG
2 15 (16.85%) NHS
3 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.62%) e-Learning
5 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.25%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.12%) Photography
7 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Windows
2 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.25%) Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.72%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (19.10%) Logistics
4 15 (16.85%) ITIL
5 14 (15.73%) E-Commerce
6 13 (14.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (13.48%) ITSM
8 10 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (10.11%) Migration
9 9 (10.11%) TDD
10 8 (8.99%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.99%) Project Management
10 8 (8.99%) Re-Platforming
10 8 (8.99%) Scrum
11 7 (7.87%) Service Management
12 6 (6.74%) BDD
12 6 (6.74%) Coaching
12 6 (6.74%) Kanban
12 6 (6.74%) User Stories
13 5 (5.62%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) Java
2 7 (7.87%) SQL
3 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.49%) Python
4 3 (3.37%) C#
4 3 (3.37%) R
5 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.12%) C
6 1 (1.12%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.12%) PHP
6 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.37%) Degree
3 2 (2.25%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.12%) ISEB
4 1 (1.12%) PhD
4 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.12%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.73%) PMO
2 11 (12.36%) GDPR
3 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.25%) SLA
4 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.12%) QA
4 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (11.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.62%) Docker
2 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.62%) vSphere
3 2 (2.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Puppet
1 2 (2.25%) Terraform
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) VMware
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) SAP
3 6 (6.74%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) Tableau
5 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.12%) Google
5 1 (1.12%) MuleSoft