Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 80 67
Rank change year-on-year -8 -13 -17
Contract jobs citing Retail 159 217 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.70% 3.07% 3.50%
As % of the General category 5.82% 5.82% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 149 195
City of London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £275 £352 £335
90th Percentile £650 £675 £608
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £12.93
Central London median hourly rate - - £15.00

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 2,733 3,727 4,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 46.49% 52.81% 56.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,078 2,888 3,237
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £306 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.38% - +7.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 59 43
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -9.41% +2.41%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.31 £13.06
90th Percentile £33.25 £37.09 £34.14
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £21.23
% change year-on-year +9.09% -9.31% +2.29%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the City of London

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the City of London

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the City of London

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
London Bridge - 4 £525 -
Retail
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Retail.

1 44 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.75%) Finance
3 28 (17.61%) Microservices
4 27 (16.98%) E-Commerce
5 23 (14.47%) Java
6 20 (12.58%) Microsoft
7 19 (11.95%) SQL
8 18 (11.32%) Azure
9 17 (10.69%) Python
10 16 (10.06%) DevOps
11 15 (9.43%) Project Management
11 15 (9.43%) TDD
11 15 (9.43%) Banking
12 14 (8.81%) JavaScript
12 14 (8.81%) ETL
12 14 (8.81%) Git (software)
13 13 (8.18%) Unit Testing
13 13 (8.18%) AWS
13 13 (8.18%) Kafka
13 13 (8.18%) Analytics
13 13 (8.18%) .NET
13 13 (8.18%) SQL Server
13 13 (8.18%) CSS
13 13 (8.18%) Marketing
14 12 (7.55%) HTML
15 11 (6.92%) Financial Institution
15 11 (6.92%) Windows
15 11 (6.92%) JIRA
15 11 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (6.92%) QA

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 9 (5.66%) Confluence
2 3 (1.89%) SAS
2 3 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.26%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.63%) Mule
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (5.03%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.14%) Sketch
3 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.26%) InDesign
5 2 (1.26%) InVision
5 2 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.63%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Actimize
2 3 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.26%) Aligne
3 2 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.63%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.63%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.63%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.32%) Azure
2 13 (8.18%) AWS
3 8 (5.03%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (5.03%) Serverless
4 5 (3.14%) GitHub
4 5 (3.14%) IaaS
4 5 (3.14%) Office 365
5 4 (2.52%) Azure Functions
5 4 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.52%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.89%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (1.89%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.26%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.26%) GCP
7 2 (1.26%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.26%) Yammer
8 1 (0.63%) Datadog
8 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.52%) LAN
1 4 (2.52%) WAN
2 3 (1.89%) Firewall
2 3 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.26%) ATM
3 2 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.26%) DMZ
3 2 (1.26%) DNS
3 2 (1.26%) Network Security
4 1 (0.63%) DHCP
4 1 (0.63%) FTP
4 1 (0.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.63%) Intranet
4 1 (0.63%) MPLS
4 1 (0.63%) Skype
4 1 (0.63%) SMS
4 1 (0.63%) VLAN
4 1 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.03%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.14%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.52%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.52%) MySQL
6 3 (1.89%) Big Data
6 3 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.89%) Power BI
6 3 (1.89%) Redis
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.26%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.26%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.26%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.26%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (8.81%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.92%) JIRA
3 5 (3.14%) Mocha
4 4 (2.52%) Gatling
4 4 (2.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.52%) Selenium
5 2 (1.26%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.26%) webpack
5 2 (1.26%) Xcode
6 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.63%) git-flow
6 1 (0.63%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.63%) JUnit
6 1 (0.63%) Maven
6 1 (0.63%) Mockito
6 1 (0.63%) NUnit
6 1 (0.63%) Subversion
6 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (20.75%) Finance
2 15 (9.43%) Banking
3 13 (8.18%) Marketing
4 11 (6.92%) Financial Institution
5 7 (4.40%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.52%) Advertising
7 3 (1.89%) Front Office
8 2 (1.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.63%) Law
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (26.42%) Developer
2 20 (12.58%) Analyst
3 16 (10.06%) Architect
4 12 (7.55%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.92%) Designer
6 10 (6.29%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (3.14%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (3.14%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.14%) Lead Architect
9 5 (3.14%) Python Developer
9 5 (3.14%) Technical Manager
9 5 (3.14%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (2.52%) Azure Architect
10 4 (2.52%) Change Manager
10 4 (2.52%) Digital Architect
10 4 (2.52%) React Developer
10 4 (2.52%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.18%) .NET
1 13 (8.18%) CSS
1 13 (8.18%) Kafka
2 12 (7.55%) HTML
3 10 (6.29%) REST
3 10 (6.29%) RESTful
4 8 (5.03%) Node.js
4 8 (5.03%) Redux
4 8 (5.03%) Spring
5 5 (3.14%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.14%) Django
5 5 (3.14%) Enzyme
5 5 (3.14%) Jest
5 5 (3.14%) React
6 4 (2.52%) Chai
6 4 (2.52%) Express
6 4 (2.52%) Flask
6 4 (2.52%) koa
6 4 (2.52%) Laravel
7 3 (1.89%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.66%) User Experience
3 8 (5.03%) Equities
4 6 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.77%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.52%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.52%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.52%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.89%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.89%) Digital Signage
6 3 (1.89%) EPoS
6 3 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.89%) Photography
6 3 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.26%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.26%) Derivative
7 2 (1.26%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.26%) Media Streaming
8 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.92%) Windows
2 5 (3.14%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.89%) Android
3 3 (1.89%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.26%) Linux
4 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) AIX
5 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.63%) Solaris
5 1 (0.63%) Unix
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.61%) Microservices
3 27 (16.98%) E-Commerce
4 16 (10.06%) DevOps
5 15 (9.43%) Project Management
5 15 (9.43%) TDD
6 14 (8.81%) ETL
7 13 (8.18%) Analytics
7 13 (8.18%) Unit Testing
8 10 (6.29%) Front End Development
8 10 (6.29%) Migration
8 10 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (6.29%) SOA
8 10 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.66%) Workshop Facilitation
10 8 (5.03%) Asset Management
10 8 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.03%) Integration Testing
10 8 (5.03%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.47%) Java
2 19 (11.95%) SQL
3 17 (10.69%) Python
4 14 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.66%) Go
6 6 (3.77%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.14%) C#
8 4 (2.52%) ES6
8 4 (2.52%) PHP
9 3 (1.89%) Apple Swift
9 3 (1.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (1.89%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.26%) Java 8
10 2 (1.26%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.26%) Ruby
10 2 (1.26%) VBA
11 1 (0.63%) R
11 1 (0.63%) Scala
11 1 (0.63%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (3.14%) Degree
2 3 (1.89%) CCNA
2 3 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.26%) CCNP
4 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.92%) QA
2 4 (2.52%) SEPA
3 2 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.77%) Docker
2 4 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.89%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.26%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.89%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.89%) SCCM
1 3 (1.89%) Terraform
2 2 (1.26%) Ansible
2 2 (1.26%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.63%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.63%) Kibana
3 1 (0.63%) Marathon
3 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.63%) Mesos
Vendors
1 20 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.66%) Adobe
3 7 (4.40%) hybris
3 7 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.77%) Google
5 5 (3.14%) Cisco
6 4 (2.52%) Alteryx
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle
6 4 (2.52%) SnapLogic
7 3 (1.89%) F5
7 3 (1.89%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.89%) Qubit
7 3 (1.89%) SAP
8 2 (1.26%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.26%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.26%) IBM
8 2 (1.26%) Informatica
8 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.26%) SEEBURGER
8 2 (1.26%) Tableau