Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 99 63
Rank change year-on-year +2 -36 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 57 66 263
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.11% 1.90% 3.99%
As % of the General category 3.55% 3.35% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 50 152
10th Percentile £400 £212 £276
25th Percentile £448 £406 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £531 £488
Median % change year-on-year +1.18% +8.97% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £685 £625 £674
Central London median daily rate £538 £523 £495
% change year-on-year +2.87% +5.56% +3.13%
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 1,606 1,969 4,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.55% 56.66% 61.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,130 1,433 3,069
10th Percentile £360 £269 £309
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £644 £611 £613
90th Percentile £717 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 44 46
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.50 £12.76 £12.57
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.70 £17.48
Median % change year-on-year -14.44% +6.98% -6.52%
75th Percentile £25.38 £28.69 £21.00
90th Percentile £33.00 £42.37 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year -6.42% - -

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) E-Commerce
3 15 (26.32%) User Experience
4 14 (24.56%) Banking
5 12 (21.05%) Java
6 11 (19.30%) Finance
6 11 (19.30%) TDD
7 9 (15.79%) Docker
7 9 (15.79%) Terraform
7 9 (15.79%) Sketch
8 8 (14.04%) Social Skills
8 8 (14.04%) Mobile App
8 8 (14.04%) Kubernetes
8 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
8 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.28%) Spring
9 7 (12.28%) Maven
9 7 (12.28%) Adobe
9 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (12.28%) InVision
9 7 (12.28%) AWS
9 7 (12.28%) Zeplin
9 7 (12.28%) Wireframes
9 7 (12.28%) Prototyping
9 7 (12.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (10.53%) Azure
10 6 (10.53%) Node.js
10 6 (10.53%) SQL
11 5 (8.77%) CSS
11 5 (8.77%) OOP

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 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
1 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.75%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Sketch
2 7 (12.28%) InVision
2 7 (12.28%) Zeplin
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (3.51%) Figma
5 1 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Magento
2 1 (1.75%) Loan IQ
2 1 (1.75%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.75%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 7 (12.28%) AWS
2 6 (10.53%) Azure
3 4 (7.02%) GitHub
3 4 (7.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.75%) Akamai
5 1 (1.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.75%) IaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) MS Access
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) Power BI
3 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Redis
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.75%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Maven
2 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
2 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.77%) JIRA
3 4 (7.02%) Axure RP
3 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.26%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.51%) Mocha
6 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.75%) Protractor
6 1 (1.75%) webpack
General
1 14 (24.56%) Banking
2 11 (19.30%) Finance
3 8 (14.04%) Social Skills
4 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.02%) Financial Institution
5 4 (7.02%) Marketing
5 4 (7.02%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (7.02%) Polish Language
6 3 (5.26%) Front Office
6 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
7 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.51%) Retail Finance
7 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.75%) Legal
8 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Designer
2 9 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 8 (14.04%) Senior Designer
4 7 (12.28%) Business Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Senior UX Designer
4 7 (12.28%) UX Designer
5 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce Designer
6 4 (7.02%) Architect
6 4 (7.02%) AWS Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Applications Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Customer Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Spring
2 6 (10.53%) Node.js
3 5 (8.77%) CSS
3 5 (8.77%) HTML
3 5 (8.77%) REST
3 5 (8.77%) RxJava
3 5 (8.77%) Vert.x
4 4 (7.02%) React
5 3 (5.26%) RAML
5 3 (5.26%) Swagger
6 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.51%) GraphQL
6 2 (3.51%) J2EE
6 2 (3.51%) Redux
6 2 (3.51%) RESTful
7 1 (1.75%) CSS3
7 1 (1.75%) HTML5
7 1 (1.75%) Kafka
7 1 (1.75%) Lucene
7 1 (1.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) User Experience
2 8 (14.04%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.26%) Derivative
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.51%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
1 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
1 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
1 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2016
1 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) E-Commerce
3 11 (19.30%) TDD
4 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.28%) Prototyping
5 7 (12.28%) Wireframes
6 5 (8.77%) Analytics
6 5 (8.77%) DevOps
6 5 (8.77%) Iconography
6 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (8.77%) OOP
6 5 (8.77%) Project Management
6 5 (8.77%) Storytelling
6 5 (8.77%) Typography
7 4 (7.02%) BDD
7 4 (7.02%) Capacity Management
7 4 (7.02%) CRM
7 4 (7.02%) ERP
7 4 (7.02%) Logistics
7 4 (7.02%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) Java
2 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.53%) SQL
4 4 (7.02%) Java 8
5 3 (5.26%) Go
5 3 (5.26%) Python
6 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.51%) ES6
6 2 (3.51%) PHP
6 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.51%) Ruby
6 2 (3.51%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.75%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.75%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) GDPR
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) IFRS
2 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Docker
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) Terraform
2 8 (14.04%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.51%) Ansible
4 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Adobe
2 5 (8.77%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco
5 2 (3.51%) Dell
5 2 (3.51%) IBM
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud