Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 68 59
Rank change year-on-year -22 -9 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 75 314 382
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.00% 3.73% 4.19%
As % of the General category 4.36% 7.79% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 201 294
Median daily rate £520 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £293 £300 £325
90th Percentile £615 £656 £600
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £35.58
London median hourly rate £14.25 £31.50 £21.90
% change year-on-year -54.76% +43.84% +69.37%

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 1,719 4,031 4,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.82% 47.88% 52.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,179 2,967 3,663
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £510
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 42 66
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -1.23% +26.64%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.32 £42.91 £37.86
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £24.71
% change year-on-year +60.92% -11.98% +13.61%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in Central London

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Retail in Central London

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail in Central London over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in Central London

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail in Central London.

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 30 May 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 -38 54 £550 +11.11% 14
West End of London +7 7 £525 +9.09%
Camden - 5 £483 -
Southwark - 1 £300 -
Retail
London

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 23 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) E-Commerce
3 16 (21.33%) Finance
4 15 (20.00%) DevOps
5 13 (17.33%) Java
5 13 (17.33%) Azure
6 12 (16.00%) Microservices
6 12 (16.00%) SQL
7 11 (14.67%) Python
8 9 (12.00%) Banking
8 9 (12.00%) Kubernetes
8 9 (12.00%) Docker
8 9 (12.00%) AWS
8 9 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
10 7 (9.33%) Migration
10 7 (9.33%) Business Analysis
10 7 (9.33%) Big Data
10 7 (9.33%) Requirements Gathering
11 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
11 6 (8.00%) Marketing
11 6 (8.00%) Degree
11 6 (8.00%) Spring
11 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
11 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
11 6 (8.00%) ETL
12 5 (6.67%) B2C
12 5 (6.67%) Linux
12 5 (6.67%) SAP

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 3 (4.00%) Apache
1 3 (4.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.33%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Magento
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.33%) Azure
2 9 (12.00%) AWS
3 5 (6.67%) Amazon ECS
4 4 (5.33%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (5.33%) Power Platform
5 3 (4.00%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (2.67%) GCP
6 2 (2.67%) SaaS
7 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.33%) IaaS
7 1 (1.33%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.33%) Office 365
7 1 (1.33%) PaaS
7 1 (1.33%) Responsys
7 1 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) Skype
1 1 (1.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.33%) Big Data
3 5 (6.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.67%) Data Lake
4 4 (5.33%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.33%) Power BI
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.00%) Parquet
6 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.33%) Essbase
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.33%) Redis
7 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.33%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.67%) Maven
3 3 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.67%) JIRA
4 2 (2.67%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (2.67%) Selenium
4 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.33%) Ant
5 1 (1.33%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Marketing
4 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.67%) Law
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Developer
3 12 (16.00%) Business Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Data Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Retail Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) CRM Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Designer
9 2 (2.67%) Java Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) Spring
2 5 (6.67%) HTML
2 5 (6.67%) Node.js
3 4 (5.33%) REST
4 3 (4.00%) Apache Avro
4 3 (4.00%) Redux
4 3 (4.00%) Web Services
5 2 (2.67%) CSS
5 2 (2.67%) React
5 2 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.67%) RxJava
5 2 (2.67%) Vert.x
6 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.33%) CSS3
6 1 (1.33%) LESS
6 1 (1.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.33%) Pandas
6 1 (1.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.67%) User Experience
4 3 (4.00%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.00%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.67%) Equities
5 2 (2.67%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.67%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.33%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.33%) iPad
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) E-Commerce
3 15 (20.00%) DevOps
4 12 (16.00%) Microservices
5 7 (9.33%) Business Analysis
5 7 (9.33%) Migration
5 7 (9.33%) Requirements Gathering
6 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (8.00%) ETL
7 5 (6.67%) Analytics
7 5 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 5 (6.67%) B2C
7 5 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 5 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.33%) Data Engineering
8 4 (5.33%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.33%) Data Science
8 4 (5.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.33%) Java
2 12 (16.00%) SQL
3 11 (14.67%) Python
4 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.67%) C#
6 2 (2.67%) Java 8
6 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) Ruby
6 2 (2.67%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.67%) X++
6 2 (2.67%) XPath
7 1 (1.33%) R
7 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.33%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.33%) MBA
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.67%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.00%) Terraform
3 1 (1.33%) Ansible
3 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle
2 5 (6.67%) SAP
3 4 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.00%) Databricks
4 3 (4.00%) Demandware
4 3 (4.00%) MapR
5 1 (1.33%) Adobe
5 1 (1.33%) Adyen
5 1 (1.33%) Google
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) PayPal
5 1 (1.33%) Workday
5 1 (1.33%) Zuora