Period
to 3 August 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 3 August 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 81 92 63
Rank change year-on-year +11 -29 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 94 38 255
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.74% 1.65% 3.88%
As % of the General category 4.50% 2.77% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 23 169
10th Percentile £406 £213 £300
25th Percentile £463 £372 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £644 £588 £575
90th Percentile £740 " £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £14.00 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,089 1,373 3,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.82% 59.57% 59.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,486 970 3,012
10th Percentile £369 £306 £319
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £559 £510 £520
Median % change year-on-year +9.61% -1.92% -0.95%
75th Percentile £675 £603 £603
90th Percentile £741 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 50
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.43 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.75 £12.82
Median hourly rate £23.45 £25.22 £20.17
Median % change year-on-year -7.02% +25.07% +7.83%
75th Percentile £33.00 £38.75 £25.23
90th Percentile £38.65 £47.58 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £26.81 £20.42
% change year-on-year -17.00% +31.31% +9.17%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the City of London

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Retail in the City of London

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in the City of London

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Retail in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Retail.

1 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.72%) E-Commerce
3 20 (21.28%) Java
3 20 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (20.21%) TDD
5 18 (19.15%) AWS
6 17 (18.09%) User Experience
7 15 (15.96%) Finance
7 15 (15.96%) Mobile App
8 14 (14.89%) Azure
9 13 (13.83%) Maven
9 13 (13.83%) JIRA
10 12 (12.77%) JavaScript
10 12 (12.77%) InVision
10 12 (12.77%) Sketch
10 12 (12.77%) Social Skills
11 11 (11.70%) Banking
11 11 (11.70%) Docker
12 10 (10.64%) BDD
12 10 (10.64%) Logistics
12 10 (10.64%) Zeplin
13 9 (9.57%) Java 8
13 9 (9.57%) Prototyping
13 9 (9.57%) Project Delivery
13 9 (9.57%) Spring
13 9 (9.57%) CRM
13 9 (9.57%) Adobe
13 9 (9.57%) OOP
13 9 (9.57%) Jenkins
13 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (12.77%) InVision
1 12 (12.77%) Sketch
2 10 (10.64%) Zeplin
3 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (4.26%) Figma
5 3 (3.19%) Marvel
5 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.06%) Adobe XD
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Magento
2 1 (1.06%) Loan IQ
2 1 (1.06%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.15%) AWS
2 14 (14.89%) Azure
3 8 (8.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 7 (7.45%) GitHub
5 5 (5.32%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (4.26%) Miro
7 3 (3.19%) GCP
7 3 (3.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (2.13%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (2.13%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (2.13%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (2.13%) Serverless
9 1 (1.06%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) VoIP
2 1 (1.06%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) MySQL
2 3 (3.19%) Hazelcast
2 3 (3.19%) MS Access
2 3 (3.19%) Redis
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.06%) Power BI
4 1 (1.06%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) JIRA
1 13 (13.83%) Maven
2 9 (9.57%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.51%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.51%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.45%) Eclipse
4 7 (7.45%) IntelliJ
5 5 (5.32%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.13%) JUnit
7 1 (1.06%) Ant
7 1 (1.06%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.06%) Gradle
7 1 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.06%) Mocha
7 1 (1.06%) Protractor
General
1 15 (15.96%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Social Skills
3 11 (11.70%) Banking
4 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.45%) Marketing
6 4 (4.26%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.26%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (3.19%) Front Office
7 3 (3.19%) Polish Language
8 2 (2.13%) Advertising
8 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (2.13%) Retail Banking
8 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.06%) Back Office
9 1 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.06%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (31.91%) Developer
2 17 (18.09%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.89%) Designer
4 12 (12.77%) Analyst
5 11 (11.70%) Architect
6 10 (10.64%) UX Designer
7 9 (9.57%) Business Analyst
7 9 (9.57%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (8.51%) Project Manager
9 7 (7.45%) AWS Developer
9 7 (7.45%) Digital Architect
9 7 (7.45%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 6 (6.38%) Digital Designer
10 6 (6.38%) E-Commerce Designer
10 6 (6.38%) Senior Designer
11 5 (5.32%) Digital UX Designer
11 5 (5.32%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.32%) Senior UX Designer
12 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce Architect
12 4 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) React
1 9 (9.57%) Spring
2 8 (8.51%) Node.js
3 7 (7.45%) CSS
3 7 (7.45%) HTML
3 7 (7.45%) RAML
3 7 (7.45%) Swagger
4 6 (6.38%) GraphQL
4 6 (6.38%) J2EE
4 6 (6.38%) Redux
4 6 (6.38%) Vert.x
5 5 (5.32%) REST
5 5 (5.32%) RxJava
6 4 (4.26%) HTML5
6 4 (4.26%) RESTful
7 3 (3.19%) Kafka
7 3 (3.19%) Spring Boot
8 2 (2.13%) CSS3
8 2 (2.13%) Sass
8 2 (2.13%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.09%) User Experience
2 15 (15.96%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.45%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.32%) Data Structures
4 5 (5.32%) EPoS
5 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.19%) Derivative
7 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.06%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.72%) E-Commerce
3 20 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (20.21%) TDD
5 10 (10.64%) BDD
5 10 (10.64%) Logistics
6 9 (9.57%) CRM
6 9 (9.57%) OOP
6 9 (9.57%) Project Delivery
6 9 (9.57%) Prototyping
7 8 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (8.51%) Wireframes
8 7 (7.45%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.45%) Project Management
8 7 (7.45%) Smoke Testing
8 7 (7.45%) Storytelling
8 7 (7.45%) TOGAF
8 7 (7.45%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (6.38%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.28%) Java
2 12 (12.77%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.57%) Java 8
4 8 (8.51%) Go
4 8 (8.51%) SQL
5 6 (6.38%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.38%) Java 11
5 6 (6.38%) TypeScript
6 4 (4.26%) Python
6 4 (4.26%) VBA
7 2 (2.13%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.13%) ES6
7 2 (2.13%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.06%) C#
8 1 (1.06%) Clojure
8 1 (1.06%) F#
8 1 (1.06%) Rust
8 1 (1.06%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.06%) CCSA
3 1 (1.06%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) Accessibility
1 4 (4.26%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) IFRS
3 1 (1.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (11.70%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (9.57%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.32%) Terraform
3 3 (3.19%) Ansible
4 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (9.57%) Adobe
2 7 (7.45%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (5.32%) SAP
4 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.13%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.06%) Cisco
6 1 (1.06%) IBM
6 1 (1.06%) Omniture
6 1 (1.06%) Optimizely
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle
6 1 (1.06%) UiPath
6 1 (1.06%) VMware