Period
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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 28 June 2022 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 70 88 95
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7 -31
Contract jobs citing Retail 133 83 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.11% 2.68% 1.78%
As % of the General category 5.30% 4.48% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 59 33
10th Percentile £360 £400 £230
25th Percentile £496 £444 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £538 £550
Median % change year-on-year +11.63% -2.27% +10.00%
75th Percentile £750 £644 £588
90th Percentile £813 £733 £690
Central London median daily rate £600 £538 £550
% change year-on-year +11.63% -2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £34.99 - -
25th Percentile £36.09 - -
Median hourly rate £39.37 - £14.00
75th Percentile £42.83 - -
90th Percentile £44.05 - -
Central London median hourly rate £39.37 - £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 2,511 1,851 1,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.75% 59.71% 57.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,800 1,307 1,126
10th Percentile £339 £363 £302
25th Percentile £470 £463 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £510
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% -2.86%
75th Percentile £700 £660 £613
90th Percentile £800 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 34
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £26.00 £11.88 £14.09
Median hourly rate £43.24 £23.23 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +86.18% +13.29% +6.49%
75th Percentile £53.75 £32.55 £38.75
90th Percentile £62.35 £37.75 £50.20
Central London median hourly rate £42.87 £21.00 £21.87
% change year-on-year +104.14% -3.97% +9.34%

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 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge - 1 - -
Retail
Central London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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 39 (29.32%) Agile
2 36 (27.07%) Finance
3 25 (18.80%) AWS
4 24 (18.05%) E-Commerce
5 23 (17.29%) Microservices
6 16 (12.03%) Legal
6 16 (12.03%) Social Skills
7 15 (11.28%) GDPR
8 14 (10.53%) DevOps
8 14 (10.53%) Kafka
9 13 (9.77%) Project Management
10 12 (9.02%) Java
10 12 (9.02%) Financial Institution
10 12 (9.02%) Banking
10 12 (9.02%) Hedge funds
10 12 (9.02%) Waterfall
10 12 (9.02%) Data Protection
10 12 (9.02%) Jenkins
10 12 (9.02%) Kubernetes
10 12 (9.02%) Terraform
11 11 (8.27%) Docker
11 11 (8.27%) JIRA
11 11 (8.27%) MySQL
11 11 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.52%) Microsoft
12 10 (7.52%) Scala
12 10 (7.52%) CI/CD
13 9 (6.77%) Azure
13 9 (6.77%) Bash
13 9 (6.77%) Node.js

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 8 (6.02%) Confluence
2 3 (2.26%) Drupal
3 2 (1.50%) WordPress
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Sketch
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.50%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.75%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.75%) Shopify
3 1 (0.75%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.75%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.80%) AWS
2 9 (6.77%) Azure
3 7 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (5.26%) Amazon S3
4 6 (4.51%) Azure DevOps
5 4 (3.01%) AWS CodeBuild
5 4 (3.01%) AWS CodePipeline
5 4 (3.01%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (3.01%) SaaS
6 3 (2.26%) Asana
7 2 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.50%) Datadog
7 2 (1.50%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (1.50%) GCP
7 2 (1.50%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.50%) Snowflake
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.75%) Apple Pay
8 1 (0.75%) Figma
8 1 (0.75%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.26%) VPN
1 3 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.75%) DNS
2 1 (0.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) MySQL
2 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.26%) Data Lake
3 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.26%) DB2
3 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.50%) Big Data
4 2 (1.50%) DynamoDB
4 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.50%) Power BI
4 2 (1.50%) Tableau
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.27%) JIRA
3 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.26%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.50%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.75%) Gradle
6 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.75%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Maven
6 1 (0.75%) Subversion
6 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (27.07%) Finance
2 16 (12.03%) Legal
2 16 (12.03%) Social Skills
3 12 (9.02%) Banking
3 12 (9.02%) Financial Institution
4 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.02%) Presentation Skills
5 7 (5.26%) Marketing
6 6 (4.51%) Back Office
7 4 (3.01%) Advertising
7 4 (3.01%) Influencing Skills
7 4 (3.01%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.50%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.75%) Law
9 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.75%) Social Science
9 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (17.29%) Developer
2 19 (14.29%) Architect
3 17 (12.78%) Analyst
4 12 (9.02%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.02%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (6.77%) Java Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Product Manager
6 8 (6.02%) Senior Java Engineer
7 7 (5.26%) Scala Developer
8 6 (4.51%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.76%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Designer
10 4 (3.01%) Data Engineer
10 4 (3.01%) IT Manager
10 4 (3.01%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (3.01%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.26%) Data Analyst
11 3 (2.26%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.26%) PHP Developer
11 3 (2.26%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.53%) Kafka
2 9 (6.77%) .NET
2 9 (6.77%) Node.js
3 8 (6.02%) Spring
3 8 (6.02%) Spring Boot
4 7 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.26%) HTML
4 7 (5.26%) Play Framework
4 7 (5.26%) React
4 7 (5.26%) Spring Cloud
5 6 (4.51%) CSS
5 6 (4.51%) Spring WebFlux
6 4 (3.01%) RESTful
7 3 (2.26%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.26%) REST
7 3 (2.26%) Symfony
7 3 (2.26%) Velocity
8 2 (1.50%) HTML5
8 2 (1.50%) JSON
8 2 (1.50%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Hedge funds
2 8 (6.02%) User Experience
3 5 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.26%) EPoS
4 3 (2.26%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (2.26%) Social Media
5 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.02%) Windows
2 4 (3.01%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.26%) Linux
4 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.32%) Agile
2 24 (18.05%) E-Commerce
3 23 (17.29%) Microservices
4 14 (10.53%) DevOps
5 13 (9.77%) Project Management
6 12 (9.02%) Data Protection
6 12 (9.02%) Waterfall
7 11 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (7.52%) CI/CD
9 9 (6.77%) Scrum
10 8 (6.02%) Analytics
10 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure as Code
11 7 (5.26%) Change Management
11 7 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.26%) ITIL
11 7 (5.26%) Logistics
11 7 (5.26%) Migration
11 7 (5.26%) Project Delivery
11 7 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (5.26%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.02%) Java
2 10 (7.52%) Scala
3 9 (6.77%) Bash
3 9 (6.77%) SQL
4 8 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.02%) Python
5 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.26%) PHP
7 2 (1.50%) C
7 2 (1.50%) C#
7 2 (1.50%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.75%) Groovy
8 1 (0.75%) R
8 1 (0.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.01%) Degree
2 1 (0.75%) ACCA
2 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.28%) GDPR
2 4 (3.01%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.75%) IFRS
3 1 (0.75%) NIST
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) Docker
2 2 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (9.02%) Kubernetes
1 12 (9.02%) Terraform
2 6 (4.51%) Ansible
3 5 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) Grafana
4 1 (0.75%) Packer
4 1 (0.75%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (7.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.51%) SAP
3 3 (2.26%) Apple
3 3 (2.26%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle
4 2 (1.50%) Adobe
4 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.75%) Ariba
5 1 (0.75%) Cadence
5 1 (0.75%) Dell
5 1 (0.75%) Google
5 1 (0.75%) Informatica
5 1 (0.75%) Klarna
5 1 (0.75%) New Relic
5 1 (0.75%) Pinterest
5 1 (0.75%) Progress
5 1 (0.75%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.75%) Teradata
5 1 (0.75%) Workday