Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 75 80 77
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing Retail 117 40 188
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.06% 2.26% 3.15%
As % of the General category 5.14% 3.68% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 32 122
10th Percentile £407 £206 £318
25th Percentile £463 £337 £402
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
75th Percentile £638 £556 £575
90th Percentile £718 £699 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.85 - -
Central London median hourly rate £16.85 - -

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 2,277 1,087 3,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.54% 61.34% 55.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,702 769 2,570
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £675 £619 £613
90th Percentile £770 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £563 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.00 £12.20
25th Percentile £18.25 £17.13 £13.25
Median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year +10.87% +10.42% +11.39%
75th Percentile £35.00 £37.94 £21.50
90th Percentile £42.35 £46.00 £26.40
Central London median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.87% +9.52% +12.30%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 35 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.35%) E-Commerce
3 23 (19.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (17.95%) Java
5 20 (17.09%) Social Skills
6 19 (16.24%) Finance
7 18 (15.38%) Mobile App
8 16 (13.68%) TDD
9 14 (11.97%) Logistics
9 14 (11.97%) User Experience
9 14 (11.97%) Azure
10 13 (11.11%) AWS
10 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 13 (11.11%) React
11 12 (10.26%) Project Delivery
11 12 (10.26%) Project Management
12 11 (9.40%) SQL
12 11 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (9.40%) Sketch
12 11 (9.40%) InVision
13 10 (8.55%) JIRA
13 10 (8.55%) CRM
13 10 (8.55%) Banking
13 10 (8.55%) Zachman Framework
13 10 (8.55%) TOGAF
14 9 (7.69%) Python
14 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (7.69%) Microservices
14 9 (7.69%) Zeplin
15 8 (6.84%) Full Stack Development

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 (1.71%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) IIS
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (9.40%) InVision
1 11 (9.40%) Sketch
2 9 (7.69%) Zeplin
3 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (3.42%) Figma
5 3 (2.56%) Marvel
5 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.85%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) SAP AFS
1 4 (3.42%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.97%) Azure
2 13 (11.11%) AWS
3 7 (5.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 5 (4.27%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (3.42%) GitHub
5 4 (3.42%) Miro
6 3 (2.56%) GCP
7 2 (1.71%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.71%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.71%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.71%) Serverless
8 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) VoIP
2 1 (0.85%) ATM
2 1 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.42%) MySQL
2 3 (2.56%) Hazelcast
2 3 (2.56%) Redis
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.85%) Power BI
4 1 (0.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (8.55%) JIRA
2 8 (6.84%) Maven
3 6 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.27%) Axure RP
4 5 (4.27%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.42%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.42%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.56%) Postman
7 2 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.71%) JUnit
8 1 (0.85%) Ant
8 1 (0.85%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.85%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.85%) Gradle
General
1 20 (17.09%) Social Skills
2 19 (16.24%) Finance
3 10 (8.55%) Banking
4 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.98%) Marketing
6 4 (3.42%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.42%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (2.56%) Advertising
7 3 (2.56%) Front Office
7 3 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.56%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.85%) Back Office
9 1 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.85%) Legal
9 1 (0.85%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (23.93%) Developer
2 16 (13.68%) Analyst
2 16 (13.68%) Project Manager
3 14 (11.97%) Designer
3 14 (11.97%) Java Developer
4 13 (11.11%) Architect
5 11 (9.40%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.55%) Digital Architect
6 10 (8.55%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.55%) UX Designer
7 7 (5.98%) Digital Designer
8 6 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Digital UX Designer
8 6 (5.13%) E-Commerce Architect
8 6 (5.13%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Senior Designer
8 6 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) AWS Developer
9 5 (4.27%) E-Commerce Designer
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.11%) React
2 7 (5.98%) REST
2 7 (5.98%) Spring
2 7 (5.98%) Swagger
3 6 (5.13%) Node.js
3 6 (5.13%) Redux
4 5 (4.27%) CSS
4 5 (4.27%) HTML
5 4 (3.42%) GraphQL
5 4 (3.42%) J2EE
5 4 (3.42%) RAML
5 4 (3.42%) Vert.x
6 3 (2.56%) HTML5
6 3 (2.56%) Kafka
6 3 (2.56%) RESTful
6 3 (2.56%) RxJava
6 3 (2.56%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.71%) Next.js
7 2 (1.71%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.85%) Apollo GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 14 (11.97%) User Experience
3 6 (5.13%) EPoS
3 6 (5.13%) Reinsurance
4 5 (4.27%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.85%) Android
2 1 (0.85%) Windows
2 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.35%) E-Commerce
3 23 (19.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (13.68%) TDD
5 14 (11.97%) Logistics
6 12 (10.26%) Project Delivery
6 12 (10.26%) Project Management
7 11 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (8.55%) CRM
8 10 (8.55%) TOGAF
8 10 (8.55%) Zachman Framework
9 9 (7.69%) Microservices
10 8 (6.84%) Analytics
10 8 (6.84%) BDD
10 8 (6.84%) Full Stack Development
10 8 (6.84%) Prototyping
11 7 (5.98%) Wireframes
12 6 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (5.13%) Refactoring
12 6 (5.13%) Storytelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.95%) Java
2 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.40%) SQL
4 9 (7.69%) Python
5 6 (5.13%) Java 8
5 6 (5.13%) TypeScript
6 5 (4.27%) Go
7 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.42%) C#
7 4 (3.42%) Java 11
7 4 (3.42%) VBA
8 2 (1.71%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.85%) Clojure
9 1 (0.85%) ES6
9 1 (0.85%) F#
9 1 (0.85%) R
9 1 (0.85%) Ruby
9 1 (0.85%) Rust
9 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) CCSA
2 1 (0.85%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) QA
2 4 (3.42%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (6.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.84%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.42%) Terraform
3 3 (2.56%) Ansible
4 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (6.84%) Adobe
2 7 (5.98%) SAP
3 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle
5 2 (1.71%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 2 (1.71%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.85%) Ariba
6 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.85%) Google
6 1 (0.85%) IBM
6 1 (0.85%) Omniture
6 1 (0.85%) Optimizely
6 1 (0.85%) Sage
6 1 (0.85%) SunGard
6 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.85%) UiPath
6 1 (0.85%) VMware