Period
to 3 April 2020

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 April 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 96 63 67
Rank change year-on-year -33 +4 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail 83 254 266
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.99% 3.76% 3.75%
As % of the General category 4.43% 7.14% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 147 211
Median daily rate £550 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -2.06% +2.11%
10th Percentile £213 £270 £325
90th Percentile £680 £638 £600
Central London median daily rate £531 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £35.58
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 - £30.00

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 1,872 3,555 3,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 44.89% 52.57% 55.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,357 2,692 3,091
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £300 £313 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £713
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 27 52
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -0.53% +2.89%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.87
90th Percentile £38.75 £49.81 £38.50
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £21.23
% change year-on-year +42.50% -5.77% +3.44%

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 April 2020.

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

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 3 April 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
London Bridge - 1 £300 -
Retail
Central London

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

1 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.69%) Microservices
3 14 (16.87%) Java
3 14 (16.87%) Finance
3 14 (16.87%) DevOps
4 12 (14.46%) Kubernetes
4 12 (14.46%) E-Commerce
5 11 (13.25%) Python
6 10 (12.05%) SQL
6 10 (12.05%) Banking
6 10 (12.05%) TDD
7 9 (10.84%) AWS
8 8 (9.64%) Azure
8 8 (9.64%) Marketing
8 8 (9.64%) Docker
8 8 (9.64%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (8.43%) Data Science
9 7 (8.43%) Migration
9 7 (8.43%) Business Analysis
9 7 (8.43%) Big Data
9 7 (8.43%) REST
10 6 (7.23%) MongoDB
10 6 (7.23%) Analytics
10 6 (7.23%) Data Analysis
10 6 (7.23%) Spring
10 6 (7.23%) Maven
10 6 (7.23%) Asset Management
11 5 (6.02%) Scrum
11 5 (6.02%) Ruby
11 5 (6.02%) Degree

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 4 (4.82%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.61%) Apache
2 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.20%) Confluence
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.20%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Aligne
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.20%) Magento
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) AWS
2 8 (9.64%) Azure
3 5 (6.02%) Amazon ECS
4 4 (4.82%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (3.61%) GCP
5 3 (3.61%) Google Analytics
5 3 (3.61%) IaaS
5 3 (3.61%) PaaS
6 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.20%) GitHub
7 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.20%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.20%) Responsys
7 1 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) ATM
1 2 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (2.41%) DMZ
1 2 (2.41%) LAN
1 2 (2.41%) WAN
2 1 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) Big Data
2 6 (7.23%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.61%) BigQuery
4 3 (3.61%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.61%) Parquet
4 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.61%) Redis
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.20%) Essbase
6 1 (1.20%) HBase
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Maven
2 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.41%) JIRA
3 2 (2.41%) Selenium
4 1 (1.20%) Ant
4 1 (1.20%) fastlane
4 1 (1.20%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.20%) Mocha
4 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Marketing
4 4 (4.82%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.61%) Law
6 1 (1.20%) Front Office
6 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Developer
2 16 (19.28%) Analyst
3 11 (13.25%) Business Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.02%) Data Scientist
6 4 (4.82%) Retail Business Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) AWS Developer
7 3 (3.61%) Consultant
7 3 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (3.61%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.41%) Architect
8 2 (2.41%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (2.41%) Change Manager
8 2 (2.41%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.41%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) REST
2 6 (7.23%) Spring
3 5 (6.02%) HTML
4 4 (4.82%) Node.js
4 4 (4.82%) Redux
4 4 (4.82%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (3.61%) .NET
5 3 (3.61%) Apache Avro
5 3 (3.61%) Apollo GraphQL
5 3 (3.61%) GraphQL
5 3 (3.61%) gRPC
5 3 (3.61%) RxJava
5 3 (3.61%) RxJS
5 3 (3.61%) Vert.x
5 3 (3.61%) Web Services
6 2 (2.41%) CSS
7 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.20%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.20%) JSON
7 1 (1.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) Credit Risk
3 3 (3.61%) Equities
3 3 (3.61%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.61%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.41%) EPoS
4 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.41%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.20%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.20%) Derivative
5 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.20%) iPad
5 1 (1.20%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.69%) Microservices
3 14 (16.87%) DevOps
4 12 (14.46%) E-Commerce
5 10 (12.05%) TDD
6 7 (8.43%) Business Analysis
6 7 (8.43%) Data Science
6 7 (8.43%) Migration
7 6 (7.23%) Analytics
7 6 (7.23%) Asset Management
7 6 (7.23%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.02%) Data Migration
8 5 (6.02%) Data Modelling
8 5 (6.02%) ETL
8 5 (6.02%) Kanban
8 5 (6.02%) Machine Learning
8 5 (6.02%) Scrum
9 4 (4.82%) Pair Programming
9 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) Java
2 11 (13.25%) Python
3 10 (12.05%) SQL
4 5 (6.02%) Go
4 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.02%) Ruby
5 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.61%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.41%) C#
6 2 (2.41%) Java 8
6 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.41%) X++
6 2 (2.41%) XPath
7 1 (1.20%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.20%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
1 2 (2.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.82%) Terraform
3 2 (2.41%) SCCM
4 1 (1.20%) Ansible
4 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (4.82%) Google
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle
2 3 (3.61%) MapR
2 3 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (3.61%) SAP
3 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco
3 2 (2.41%) Fortinet
3 2 (2.41%) Tealium
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe
4 1 (1.20%) Adyen
4 1 (1.20%) Databricks
4 1 (1.20%) Facebook
4 1 (1.20%) HP
4 1 (1.20%) Informatica
4 1 (1.20%) PayPal
4 1 (1.20%) Pegasus
4 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.20%) Workday