Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 79 80
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1 -25
Contract jobs citing Retail 143 296 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.28% 3.31% 3.20%
As % of the General category 5.18% 6.56% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 187 202
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.06% +4.64%
10th Percentile £288 £290 £321
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Central London median hourly rate - - £22.50
London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £21.90
% change year-on-year +3.70% -38.36% +42.49%

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 2,759 4,510 4,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 44.05% 50.49% 54.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,012 3,287 3,737
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £306 £290 £313
90th Percentile £694 £684 £691
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 53 57
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -11.90% -2.41%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.06 £12.22
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.09 £41.60
London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.07 £22.00
% change year-on-year +3.86% +9.41% -

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 -17 104 £469 -1.32% 105
West End of London +27 7 £540 +66.15%
City of Westminster +4 4 £550 +31.34%
Camden +5 3 £540 +20.00% 1
Southwark - 2 £413 -
Retail
London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 43 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.87%) E-Commerce
3 27 (18.88%) Finance
4 20 (13.99%) Azure
5 18 (12.59%) SQL
5 18 (12.59%) TDD
6 17 (11.89%) Microservices
7 16 (11.19%) JavaScript
8 13 (9.09%) Marketing
8 13 (9.09%) Analytics
9 12 (8.39%) MongoDB
9 12 (8.39%) Data Modelling
9 12 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 11 (7.69%) .NET
11 10 (6.99%) HTML
11 10 (6.99%) Java
11 10 (6.99%) Redux
11 10 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (6.29%) Migration
12 9 (6.29%) CSS
12 9 (6.29%) Google
12 9 (6.29%) AWS
12 9 (6.29%) Machine Learning
12 9 (6.29%) Functional Programming
13 8 (5.59%) User Experience
13 8 (5.59%) DevOps
13 8 (5.59%) Kubernetes
13 8 (5.59%) AngularJS
13 8 (5.59%) Mocha

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 4 (2.80%) Apache Spark
1 4 (2.80%) Confluence
2 3 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.40%) Apache
3 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.40%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.70%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.70%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.70%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.70%) InDesign
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.70%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.40%) Aligne
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.70%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.70%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.70%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.99%) Azure
2 9 (6.29%) AWS
3 5 (3.50%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (3.50%) GCP
4 4 (2.80%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (2.80%) Azure Machine Learning
4 4 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.80%) IaaS
4 4 (2.80%) Office 365
4 4 (2.80%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.10%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.10%) PaaS
6 2 (1.40%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.40%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.70%) GitHub
7 1 (0.70%) Responsys
7 1 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) LAN
1 4 (2.80%) WAN
2 3 (2.10%) DNS
2 3 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.40%) ATM
3 2 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.40%) DMZ
3 2 (1.40%) Firewall
3 2 (1.40%) Network Security
4 1 (0.70%) DHCP
4 1 (0.70%) Intranet
4 1 (0.70%) SMS
4 1 (0.70%) VLAN
4 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) MongoDB
2 7 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.50%) Big Data
4 5 (3.50%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.80%) Power BI
5 4 (2.80%) Qlik Sense
5 4 (2.80%) Redis
6 3 (2.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.10%) BigQuery
6 3 (2.10%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.40%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.40%) HBase
8 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.70%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.59%) Mocha
1 8 (5.59%) Selenium
2 7 (4.90%) Cucumber
2 7 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.20%) Cypress.io
3 6 (4.20%) JIRA
4 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.40%) webpack
6 1 (0.70%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.70%) Gatling
6 1 (0.70%) GitLab
6 1 (0.70%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.70%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.70%) Xcode
General
1 27 (18.88%) Finance
2 13 (9.09%) Marketing
3 8 (5.59%) Financial Institution
4 7 (4.90%) Banking
5 5 (3.50%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.10%) Law
7 2 (1.40%) Back Office
7 2 (1.40%) Front Office
8 1 (0.70%) Advertising
8 1 (0.70%) Legal
8 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.68%) Developer
2 21 (14.69%) Analyst
3 12 (8.39%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.99%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.29%) Designer
6 8 (5.59%) Architect
6 8 (5.59%) Consultant
7 7 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (3.50%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.50%) E-Commerce Developer
8 5 (3.50%) E-Commerce Manager
8 5 (3.50%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.50%) Test Analyst
9 4 (2.80%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.80%) Data Business Analyst
9 4 (2.80%) Data Consultant
9 4 (2.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (2.80%) Power BI Consultant
9 4 (2.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.69%) .NET
2 10 (6.99%) HTML
2 10 (6.99%) Redux
3 9 (6.29%) CSS
4 8 (5.59%) AngularJS
5 7 (4.90%) Chai
5 7 (4.90%) Express
5 7 (4.90%) HTML5
5 7 (4.90%) Kafka
5 7 (4.90%) REST
6 5 (3.50%) Enzyme
6 5 (3.50%) Jest
6 5 (3.50%) Node.js
7 4 (2.80%) .NET Core
7 4 (2.80%) LESS
7 4 (2.80%) MEAN Stack
7 4 (2.80%) Sass
8 3 (2.10%) Apollo GraphQL
8 3 (2.10%) gRPC
8 3 (2.10%) Handlebars
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) User Experience
2 7 (4.90%) Equities
3 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.20%) Fixed Income
3 6 (4.20%) iPad
4 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.10%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.10%) Digital Signage
4 3 (2.10%) EPoS
4 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.40%) Derivative
5 2 (1.40%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.40%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.40%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.59%) Windows
2 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.40%) Android
3 2 (1.40%) Linux
3 2 (1.40%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.87%) E-Commerce
3 18 (12.59%) TDD
4 17 (11.89%) Microservices
5 13 (9.09%) Analytics
6 12 (8.39%) Data Modelling
6 12 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (6.29%) Functional Programming
8 9 (6.29%) Machine Learning
8 9 (6.29%) Migration
9 8 (5.59%) Decision-Making
9 8 (5.59%) DevOps
9 8 (5.59%) Web Development
10 7 (4.90%) Business Analysis
10 7 (4.90%) ETL
10 7 (4.90%) Kanban
10 7 (4.90%) Project Delivery
10 7 (4.90%) Project Management
10 7 (4.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.59%) SQL
2 16 (11.19%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.99%) Java
4 8 (5.59%) Python
5 7 (4.90%) TypeScript
6 6 (4.20%) Go
7 4 (2.80%) C#
7 4 (2.80%) Ruby
8 3 (2.10%) PHP
8 3 (2.10%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.10%) X++
9 2 (1.40%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.40%) Scala
9 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.40%) XPath
10 1 (0.70%) ES6
10 1 (0.70%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.70%) R
10 1 (0.70%) SOQL
10 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (2.10%) Degree
1 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.40%) CCNA
2 2 (1.40%) CCNP
2 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) SEPA
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.80%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.80%) Docker
2 2 (1.40%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.59%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.80%) SCCM
3 2 (1.40%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.40%) Terraform
4 1 (0.70%) Ansible
4 1 (0.70%) Consul
4 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.29%) Google
3 7 (4.90%) Oracle
4 6 (4.20%) Adobe
4 6 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.50%) Cisco
6 3 (2.10%) Demandware
6 3 (2.10%) F5
6 3 (2.10%) hybris
6 3 (2.10%) Qubit
7 2 (1.40%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.40%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.40%) Informatica
7 2 (1.40%) Juniper
7 2 (1.40%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.40%) Talend
7 2 (1.40%) Tealium
7 2 (1.40%) VMware
8 1 (0.70%) ATG
8 1 (0.70%) Mitel