Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 78 86
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 -20
Contract jobs citing Retail 40 181 206
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.22% 3.05% 2.95%
As % of the General category 4.23% 6.47% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 123 151
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £213 £323 £363
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 945 2,796 3,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.50% 47.09% 53.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 2,134 2,883
Median daily rate £525 £521 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% -
10th Percentile £313 £331 £313
90th Percentile £702 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 63
Median hourly rate £30.75 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.43% +9.09% -6.10%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.76 £13.06
90th Percentile £60.83 £33.60 £37.09
Median hourly rate £28.20 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +34.26% +10.53% -7.32%

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 27 October 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

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Azure
3 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
4 10 (25.00%) PaaS
5 9 (22.50%) Banking
5 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (22.50%) Docker
6 8 (20.00%) React
6 8 (20.00%) Terraform
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (20.00%) Investment Banking
7 7 (17.50%) AWS
7 7 (17.50%) Node.js
7 7 (17.50%) DevOps
8 6 (15.00%) Express
8 6 (15.00%) IaaS
8 6 (15.00%) TypeScript
8 6 (15.00%) GraphQL
8 6 (15.00%) webpack
8 6 (15.00%) npm
8 6 (15.00%) Serverless
8 6 (15.00%) Java
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle
8 6 (15.00%) SaaS
8 6 (15.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (12.50%) High Availability
9 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code

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 (2.50%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.50%) Confluence
1 1 (2.50%) Drupal
1 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Azure
2 10 (25.00%) PaaS
3 7 (17.50%) AWS
4 6 (15.00%) IaaS
4 6 (15.00%) npm
4 6 (15.00%) SaaS
4 6 (15.00%) Serverless
5 4 (10.00%) Azure Functions
5 4 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (10.00%) GCP
6 3 (7.50%) GitHub
7 2 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (5.00%) Power Platform
8 1 (2.50%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
8 1 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (2.50%) CloudFront
8 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
1 4 (10.00%) Kerberos
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) Broadband
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (10.00%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) Power BI
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.50%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) webpack
2 4 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (7.50%) Subversion
4 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) JUnit
5 1 (2.50%) TestNG
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 9 (22.50%) Banking
3 8 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (10.00%) Retail Finance
5 2 (5.00%) Front Office
5 2 (5.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 6 (15.00%) React Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (5.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Integration Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Qualitative Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Quantitative Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) React
2 7 (17.50%) Node.js
3 6 (15.00%) Express
3 6 (15.00%) GraphQL
4 4 (10.00%) LDAP
5 3 (7.50%) Kafka
5 3 (7.50%) Spring
6 2 (5.00%) .NET
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
6 2 (5.00%) Flutter
6 2 (5.00%) JSON
6 2 (5.00%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (5.00%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) XML
7 1 (2.50%) Akka
7 1 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (2.50%) Memcached
7 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (2.50%) EPoS
2 1 (2.50%) FMCG
2 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Photography
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
1 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
1 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2019
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
3 7 (17.50%) DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (12.50%) High Availability
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (10.00%) IT Strategy
5 4 (10.00%) Microservices
5 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) Security Hardening
6 3 (7.50%) Information Security
6 3 (7.50%) MVC
6 3 (7.50%) SDLC
6 3 (7.50%) Validation
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.00%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) TypeScript
4 4 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) Apple Swift
5 2 (5.00%) C++
5 2 (5.00%) Java 8
5 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) Scala
6 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) GDPR
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Docker
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Terraform
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (7.50%) Ansible
3 3 (7.50%) Kubernetes
3 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.50%) Puppet
4 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) SaltStack
5 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Splunk