Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 36 15
Rank change year-on-year +9 -21 +34
Contract jobs citing Retail 73 75 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.82% 4.88% 7.66%
As % of the General category 23.55% 17.81% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 76 80
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £363 £295 £209
90th Percentile £513 £500 £539
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.50 - £17.50
10th Percentile £10.48 - £16.25
90th Percentile £20.00 - £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.93 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.71% -31.43% +25.00%

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 310 421 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.72% 27.39% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 277 248
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £273 £263
90th Percentile £572 £600 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £19.90 £14.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.92% +37.87% -59.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £39.88
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £23.62
% change year-on-year +64.71% -10.01% +13.81%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 20 (27.40%) E-Commerce
2 15 (20.55%) FMCG
3 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.44%) Java
3 12 (16.44%) Finance
3 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.07%) Logistics
5 9 (12.33%) ERP
6 8 (10.96%) Windows
7 7 (9.59%) Migration
7 7 (9.59%) Scrum
7 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
7 7 (9.59%) SQL
7 7 (9.59%) SAP
7 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
7 7 (9.59%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (9.59%) Windows Server
8 6 (8.22%) Re-Platforming
8 6 (8.22%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (8.22%) NHS
8 6 (8.22%) CSS
8 6 (8.22%) Firewall
9 5 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.85%) VMware
9 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (6.85%) AngularJS
9 5 (6.85%) Jenkins

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 (5.48%) ArcGIS
2 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.37%) SAS
3 1 (1.37%) Site Server
3 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (4.11%) Magento
2 3 (4.11%) SAP Retail
3 1 (1.37%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (1.37%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (4.11%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.11%) Power Platform
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.74%) PowerApps
4 1 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.37%) Office 365
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) Firewall
2 5 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.48%) Internet
3 4 (5.48%) LAN
3 4 (5.48%) WAN
4 1 (1.37%) Network Security
4 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Big Data
1 4 (5.48%) GIS
1 4 (5.48%) QGIS
2 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.74%) BigQuery
3 2 (2.74%) Bigtable
3 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.74%) NewSQL
4 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.37%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (1.37%) DTS
4 1 (1.37%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.37%) Power BI
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.48%) JIRA
2 4 (5.48%) JUnit
2 4 (5.48%) Maven
3 2 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.74%) DbUnit
3 2 (2.74%) JMeter
3 2 (2.74%) jMock
3 2 (2.74%) Mockito
3 2 (2.74%) Selenium
3 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.74%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.74%) TestNG
3 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
2 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.48%) Marketing
3 3 (4.11%) Back Office
3 3 (4.11%) Legal
3 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Project Manager
2 12 (16.44%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Developer
5 5 (6.85%) ERP Manager
5 5 (6.85%) ERP Project Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Java Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Retail Business Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Product Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Project Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) CSS
2 5 (6.85%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.48%) HTML
4 3 (4.11%) Dojo
4 3 (4.11%) DOM
4 3 (4.11%) jQuery
4 3 (4.11%) RESTful
4 3 (4.11%) SOAP
4 3 (4.11%) Spring
4 3 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (4.11%) XML
5 2 (2.74%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.74%) J2EE
5 2 (2.74%) Java EE
5 2 (2.74%) JPA
5 2 (2.74%) PowerMock
5 2 (2.74%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.74%) Web Services
6 1 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.37%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) FMCG
2 6 (8.22%) NHS
3 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.11%) EPoS
4 3 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.11%) Robotics
4 3 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.11%) Tandem
4 3 (4.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.74%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) HACMP
6 1 (1.37%) Life Science
6 1 (1.37%) PMI
6 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.48%) Linux
4 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) AIX
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.40%) E-Commerce
2 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.07%) Logistics
4 9 (12.33%) ERP
5 7 (9.59%) Migration
5 7 (9.59%) Scrum
6 6 (8.22%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (8.22%) Re-Platforming
7 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.48%) Analytics
8 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.48%) Data Integration
8 4 (5.48%) Image Processing
8 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.48%) Remote Sensing
8 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (5.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) Java
2 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
2 7 (9.59%) SQL
3 4 (5.48%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) Go
4 2 (2.74%) Java 8
4 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.37%) C
5 1 (1.37%) Korn
5 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.37%) Perl
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
1 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) CISA
2 1 (1.37%) CISM
2 1 (1.37%) CISSP
2 1 (1.37%) MCITP
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) PMO
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) GDPR
2 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) Docker
3 2 (2.74%) Postfix
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) SAP
3 5 (6.85%) VMware
4 3 (4.11%) Google
4 3 (4.11%) IBM
4 3 (4.11%) Pega
4 3 (4.11%) webMethods
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle
5 2 (2.74%) Sage
6 1 (1.37%) Lotus
6 1 (1.37%) Mitel
6 1 (1.37%) NetApp
6 1 (1.37%) Red Box
6 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.37%) Twitter