Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 54 50
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 254 294 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.84% 4.19% 4.20%
As % of the General category 7.97% 7.99% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 230 217
City of London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £293 £334 £313
90th Percentile £675 £639 £618
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
City of London median hourly rate - £35.58 £12.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +175.17% -55.03%
Central London median hourly rate - £35.58 £12.93
% change year-on-year - +175.17% -55.03%

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 3,186 3,680 3,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.20% 52.41% 54.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,404 2,868 2,772
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £521
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.77% +4.20%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £713 £678
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 40
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% -15.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.52
90th Percentile £107.50 £25.30 £30.50
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +7.69% +13.04% -13.75%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -27 3 £525 +31.25%
Retail
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 103 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (22.83%) Java
3 45 (17.72%) Finance
4 44 (17.32%) Microservices
5 43 (16.93%) E-Commerce
6 42 (16.54%) SQL
6 42 (16.54%) Python
7 37 (14.57%) Microsoft
8 35 (13.78%) Amazon AWS
9 34 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 33 (12.99%) Git (software)
10 33 (12.99%) DevOps
11 32 (12.60%) Scrum
12 31 (12.20%) JavaScript
13 28 (11.02%) Analytics
14 27 (10.63%) SQL Server
14 27 (10.63%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (10.24%) Project Management
15 26 (10.24%) Kafka
16 25 (9.84%) Docker
17 24 (9.45%) Banking
17 24 (9.45%) Software Engineering
18 21 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (8.27%) Serverless
19 20 (7.87%) SOA
19 20 (7.87%) ETL
19 20 (7.87%) HTML
19 20 (7.87%) CSS
19 20 (7.87%) Spring
19 20 (7.87%) REST

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 11 (4.33%) Confluence
2 10 (3.94%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.57%) SAS
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.79%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.39%) CMS
5 1 (0.39%) Mule
5 1 (0.39%) nginx
5 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.15%) Sketch
3 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.76%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.79%) InVision
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) InDesign
6 1 (0.39%) Marvel
6 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.39%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.39%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Actimize
2 4 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.18%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.78%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (8.27%) Serverless
4 18 (7.09%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (5.51%) Power Platform
6 12 (4.72%) Azure Functions
7 10 (3.94%) GitHub
8 8 (3.15%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.97%) PaaS
10 4 (1.57%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (1.57%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.57%) Datadog
10 4 (1.57%) SaaS
11 3 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.18%) IaaS
11 3 (1.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.97%) LAN
1 5 (1.97%) WAN
2 3 (1.18%) DNS
2 3 (1.18%) FTP
2 3 (1.18%) HTTP
2 3 (1.18%) SSL
2 3 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.18%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.79%) Skype
4 1 (0.39%) Firewall
4 1 (0.39%) RIP
4 1 (0.39%) SMS
4 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.63%) Data Warehouse
1 27 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (6.69%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.51%) Power BI
5 12 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (4.33%) Big Data
6 11 (4.33%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.94%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.54%) Data Lake
8 9 (3.54%) MySQL
9 8 (3.15%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (2.36%) Apache Hive
11 6 (2.36%) Couchbase
11 6 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.57%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.87%) JIRA
3 12 (4.72%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.94%) Selenium
5 9 (3.54%) Gatling
6 6 (2.36%) JUnit
6 6 (2.36%) Mocha
6 6 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.97%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.97%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.97%) TestNG
7 5 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.57%) Android Studio
8 4 (1.57%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.57%) GitLab
9 3 (1.18%) gulp
9 3 (1.18%) Spock
9 3 (1.18%) tSQLt
9 3 (1.18%) webpack
General
1 45 (17.72%) Finance
2 24 (9.45%) Banking
3 11 (4.33%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.54%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.54%) Marketing
5 4 (1.57%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Advertising
6 3 (1.18%) Electronics
7 2 (0.79%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.39%) International Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (27.56%) Developer
2 31 (12.20%) Analyst
3 26 (10.24%) Architect
4 22 (8.66%) Project Manager
5 14 (5.51%) Java Developer
6 12 (4.72%) Senior Developer
7 11 (4.33%) Business Analyst
7 11 (4.33%) Lead Architect
8 10 (3.94%) Designer
8 10 (3.94%) Python Developer
8 10 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.54%) Java Engineer
10 8 (3.15%) Consultant
10 8 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (3.15%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.15%) SQL Developer
11 7 (2.76%) Data Architect
11 7 (2.76%) Data Engineer
11 7 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (2.36%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.24%) Kafka
2 20 (7.87%) CSS
2 20 (7.87%) HTML
2 20 (7.87%) REST
2 20 (7.87%) RESTful
2 20 (7.87%) Spring
3 17 (6.69%) Node.js
4 16 (6.30%) .NET
5 13 (5.12%) React
6 11 (4.33%) AngularJS
6 11 (4.33%) Spring Boot
7 10 (3.94%) Django
7 10 (3.94%) Redux
8 9 (3.54%) Flask
9 6 (2.36%) Chai
9 6 (2.36%) Enzyme
9 6 (2.36%) Express
9 6 (2.36%) Jest
9 6 (2.36%) koa
9 6 (2.36%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.51%) User Experience
3 7 (2.76%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.36%) Equities
4 6 (2.36%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.36%) SWIFT
5 5 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.97%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.97%) Online Banking
6 4 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.18%) FMCG
7 3 (1.18%) PMI
7 3 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.79%) Animation
8 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.79%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.79%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.79%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.91%) Linux
2 9 (3.54%) Windows
3 6 (2.36%) Android
4 4 (1.57%) Unix
5 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.32%) Microservices
3 43 (16.93%) E-Commerce
4 33 (12.99%) DevOps
5 32 (12.60%) Scrum
6 28 (11.02%) Analytics
7 26 (10.24%) Project Management
8 24 (9.45%) Software Engineering
9 21 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (7.87%) ETL
10 20 (7.87%) SOA
10 20 (7.87%) Test Automation
11 19 (7.48%) Migration
11 19 (7.48%) TDD
11 19 (7.48%) Unit Testing
12 18 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (5.91%) BDD
15 14 (5.51%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (22.83%) Java
2 42 (16.54%) Python
2 42 (16.54%) SQL
3 31 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.69%) Scala
5 13 (5.12%) T-SQL
6 12 (4.72%) Java 8
7 11 (4.33%) C#
7 11 (4.33%) ES6
8 8 (3.15%) Kotlin
9 7 (2.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 6 (2.36%) Go
11 5 (1.97%) PHP
11 5 (1.97%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.97%) VBA
12 4 (1.57%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.18%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (3.15%) Degree
2 5 (1.97%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.79%) PMP
4 1 (0.39%) CCA
4 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.39%) PhD
4 1 (0.39%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.09%) QA
2 6 (2.36%) SEPA
3 2 (0.79%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) IFRS
4 1 (0.39%) MiFID
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (9.84%) Docker
2 3 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.18%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.18%) HDFS
2 3 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.39%) vCloud
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (4.33%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.15%) Terraform
3 5 (1.97%) Ansible
3 5 (1.97%) Marathon
3 5 (1.97%) Mesos
4 4 (1.57%) Kibana
5 3 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (1.18%) logstash
5 3 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.79%) SCCM
6 2 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.39%) Automic
7 1 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 37 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.91%) Adobe
3 12 (4.72%) Google
3 12 (4.72%) SAP
4 9 (3.54%) Oracle
5 8 (3.15%) hybris
6 5 (1.97%) Ab Initio
6 5 (1.97%) Alteryx
6 5 (1.97%) Teradata
7 4 (1.57%) SnapLogic
8 3 (1.18%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.18%) Informatica
8 3 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.18%) Talend
9 2 (0.79%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.79%) SEEBURGER
9 2 (0.79%) Tableau
10 1 (0.39%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.39%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud