Period
to 26 June 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 26 June 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
London > Central London
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 54 48
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 +4
Contract jobs citing Retail 325 398 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.85% 4.36% 4.60%
As % of the General category 8.49% 8.66% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 308 251
Central London median daily rate £500 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £302 £325 £306
90th Percentile £675 £613 £625
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Central London median hourly rate - £35.58 £12.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +175.17% -55.03%
London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year +43.84% +46.00% +50.00%

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 Central London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,828 4,595 3,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.30% 50.37% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,799 3,549 2,911
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 47 39
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +32.98% -20.10%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.49
90th Percentile £37.95 £48.10 £30.07
London median hourly rate £21.09 £24.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -12.13% +10.34% -1.14%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in Central London

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Central London

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Central London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Central London

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Central London

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Central London region over the 6 months to 26 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 256 £500 +3.09% 71
West End of London +19 26 £481 -19.79%
City of Westminster -13 5 £600 -
Southwark -32 2 £525 +31.25%
Camden 0 1 £500 -14.89% 1
Retail
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Central London region with a requirement for Retail.

1 117 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (19.38%) Java
3 61 (18.77%) E-Commerce
4 56 (17.23%) Finance
5 47 (14.46%) SQL
6 46 (14.15%) Python
6 46 (14.15%) Microservices
7 44 (13.54%) Microsoft
8 38 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 38 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
9 37 (11.38%) Scrum
10 35 (10.77%) DevOps
11 34 (10.46%) JavaScript
12 33 (10.15%) Project Management
12 33 (10.15%) Analytics
13 30 (9.23%) Docker
14 29 (8.92%) SQL Server
14 29 (8.92%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (8.92%) Banking
14 29 (8.92%) Git (software)
15 24 (7.38%) REST
15 24 (7.38%) QA
15 24 (7.38%) Software Engineering
15 24 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (7.38%) CSS
16 23 (7.08%) Migration
16 23 (7.08%) Test Automation
16 23 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (7.08%) Kafka
17 22 (6.77%) HTML

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 11 (3.38%) Apache Spark
2 9 (2.77%) Confluence
3 5 (1.54%) CMS
3 5 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.62%) Magnolia
5 2 (0.62%) SAS
5 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.31%) Mule
6 1 (0.31%) nginx
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.46%) Sketch
3 7 (2.15%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.92%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.31%) InDesign
8 1 (0.31%) InVision
8 1 (0.31%) Marvel
8 1 (0.31%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Actimize
2 5 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.92%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.31%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.31%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
1 38 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.85%) Serverless
3 16 (4.92%) AWS Lambda
4 14 (4.31%) Power Platform
5 11 (3.38%) Google Analytics
6 10 (3.08%) Azure Functions
7 9 (2.77%) GitHub
8 6 (1.85%) PaaS
9 5 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.54%) Office 365
10 4 (1.23%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (1.23%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.23%) SaaS
11 3 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.92%) Datadog
11 3 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.15%) LAN
2 6 (1.85%) WAN
3 4 (1.23%) DNS
3 4 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.23%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.92%) FTP
4 3 (0.92%) HTTP
4 3 (0.92%) SSL
4 3 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.62%) Firewall
5 2 (0.62%) Skype
6 1 (0.31%) Internet
6 1 (0.31%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.92%) Data Warehouse
1 29 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.31%) Big Data
4 14 (4.31%) Power BI
5 11 (3.38%) Hadoop
5 11 (3.38%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.77%) Data Lake
6 9 (2.77%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.46%) MySQL
7 8 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.85%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.54%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (8.92%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.15%) JIRA
3 15 (4.62%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.69%) Selenium
5 8 (2.46%) Gatling
6 6 (1.85%) JUnit
6 6 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.54%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.54%) Mocha
7 5 (1.54%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.54%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.54%) TestNG
7 5 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.23%) Android Studio
8 4 (1.23%) GitLab
8 4 (1.23%) Gradle
9 3 (0.92%) gulp
9 3 (0.92%) Spock
9 3 (0.92%) tSQLt
9 3 (0.92%) webpack
General
1 56 (17.23%) Finance
2 29 (8.92%) Banking
3 13 (4.00%) Marketing
4 11 (3.38%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.77%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.23%) Legal
6 4 (1.23%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.92%) Advertising
7 3 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (0.92%) Electronics
7 3 (0.92%) Front Office
8 2 (0.62%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.31%) International Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (22.77%) Developer
2 46 (14.15%) Analyst
3 37 (11.38%) Architect
4 31 (9.54%) Project Manager
5 18 (5.54%) Business Analyst
6 17 (5.23%) Java Developer
7 14 (4.31%) Lead Architect
7 14 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.00%) Designer
9 12 (3.69%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.08%) Data Engineer
10 10 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.77%) Consultant
11 9 (2.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 9 (2.77%) Java Engineer
11 9 (2.77%) Software Engineer
11 9 (2.77%) SQL Developer
12 8 (2.46%) Python Developer
12 8 (2.46%) UX Designer
13 7 (2.15%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.38%) CSS
1 24 (7.38%) REST
2 23 (7.08%) Kafka
3 22 (6.77%) HTML
4 21 (6.46%) Spring
5 19 (5.85%) Node.js
6 17 (5.23%) .NET
6 17 (5.23%) RESTful
7 14 (4.31%) React
8 13 (4.00%) AngularJS
9 12 (3.69%) Spring Boot
10 11 (3.38%) Redux
11 8 (2.46%) Django
12 7 (2.15%) Express
12 7 (2.15%) Flask
12 7 (2.15%) Web Services
13 6 (1.85%) HTML5
13 6 (1.85%) OAuth
14 5 (1.54%) Akka
14 5 (1.54%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.54%) User Experience
3 7 (2.15%) Data Structures
3 7 (2.15%) Equities
3 7 (2.15%) Fixed Income
4 6 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (1.85%) SWIFT
5 5 (1.54%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.54%) Online Banking
6 4 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.23%) PMI
7 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.92%) FMCG
7 3 (0.92%) Graphic Design
7 3 (0.92%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.92%) NHS
7 3 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.92%) Linux
2 10 (3.08%) Windows
3 6 (1.85%) Android
4 4 (1.23%) Unix
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (18.77%) E-Commerce
3 46 (14.15%) Microservices
4 37 (11.38%) Scrum
5 35 (10.77%) DevOps
6 33 (10.15%) Analytics
6 33 (10.15%) Project Management
7 24 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (7.38%) Software Engineering
8 23 (7.08%) Migration
8 23 (7.08%) Test Automation
9 22 (6.77%) ETL
10 21 (6.46%) TDD
11 20 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (5.85%) SOA
12 19 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (5.23%) BDD
14 16 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (4.92%) Data Modelling
14 16 (4.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.38%) Java
2 47 (14.46%) SQL
3 46 (14.15%) Python
4 34 (10.46%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.92%) Scala
6 15 (4.62%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.69%) Java 8
8 11 (3.38%) C#
9 10 (3.08%) ES6
10 7 (2.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (2.15%) Kotlin
11 6 (1.85%) Go
11 6 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.54%) PHP
12 5 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.54%) VBA
13 3 (0.92%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.92%) C++
13 3 (0.92%) R
13 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (3.38%) Degree
2 6 (1.85%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.23%) PhD
4 3 (0.92%) CCA
5 2 (0.62%) CISA
5 2 (0.62%) CISM
5 2 (0.62%) CISSP
5 2 (0.62%) PMP
6 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.31%) SAFe Agilist
6 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.38%) QA
2 6 (1.85%) SEPA
3 4 (1.23%) PMO
4 3 (0.92%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.62%) Basel II
5 2 (0.62%) GDPR
5 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.31%) IFRS
6 1 (0.31%) MiFID
6 1 (0.31%) SLA
6 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (9.23%) Docker
2 6 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.92%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.92%) HDFS
4 3 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.31%) vCloud
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.38%) Terraform
3 8 (2.46%) Ansible
4 4 (1.23%) Marathon
4 4 (1.23%) Mesos
5 3 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.92%) Kibana
5 3 (0.92%) logstash
5 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.62%) SCCM
6 2 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.31%) Automic
7 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.15%) Google
3 13 (4.00%) Adobe
3 13 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.69%) SAP
5 11 (3.38%) Oracle
6 8 (2.46%) hybris
7 5 (1.54%) Ab Initio
7 5 (1.54%) Alteryx
7 5 (1.54%) Teradata
7 5 (1.54%) VMware
8 4 (1.23%) Cisco
8 4 (1.23%) Pega
8 4 (1.23%) SnapLogic
9 3 (0.92%) Citrix
9 3 (0.92%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.92%) Informatica
9 3 (0.92%) Talend
10 2 (0.62%) IBM
10 2 (0.62%) MuleSoft