Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 62 57
Rank change year-on-year -25 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 43 243 283
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.02% 3.76% 4.05%
As % of the General category 4.04% 7.48% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 158 218
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £213 £304 £343
90th Percentile £588 £675 £643
Central London median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £35.58
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 - £35.58

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 1,064 3,247 3,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.91% 50.25% 53.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 2,474 2,885
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £313 £350 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £515 £520 £525
% change year-on-year -0.96% -0.95% +4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.80% -6.80%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £49.65 £88.50 £33.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% -1.79%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 13 (30.23%) Banking
2 12 (27.91%) Java
2 12 (27.91%) DevOps
3 11 (25.58%) Docker
3 11 (25.58%) AWS
3 11 (25.58%) Finance
4 9 (20.93%) Kubernetes
4 9 (20.93%) Microservices
5 8 (18.60%) Investment Banking
6 7 (16.28%) Spring
6 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (16.28%) Linux
6 7 (16.28%) Python
6 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
6 7 (16.28%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (13.95%) Terraform
7 6 (13.95%) Node.js
8 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
8 5 (11.63%) Migration
8 5 (11.63%) SQL
8 5 (11.63%) Maven
8 5 (11.63%) Degree
9 4 (9.30%) Apache Spark
9 4 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (9.30%) TypeScript
9 4 (9.30%) Ansible
9 4 (9.30%) High Availability
9 4 (9.30%) Puppet
9 4 (9.30%) Big Data
9 4 (9.30%) Amazon ECS

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 (9.30%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.98%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) CMS
3 1 (2.33%) Confluence
3 1 (2.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
1 1 (2.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.58%) AWS
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon ECS
2 4 (9.30%) SaaS
3 3 (6.98%) Azure
3 3 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.98%) GCP
3 3 (6.98%) GitHub
3 3 (6.98%) IaaS
3 3 (6.98%) PaaS
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.65%) npm
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.33%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.33%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Kerberos
1 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) Broadband
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Big Data
2 3 (6.98%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.98%) Parquet
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.33%) Power BI
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Maven
2 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.98%) Subversion
3 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) webpack
4 1 (2.33%) Ant
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 13 (30.23%) Banking
2 11 (25.58%) Finance
3 8 (18.60%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
5 1 (2.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) React Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 2 (4.65%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (4.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Content Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.33%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Spring
2 6 (13.95%) Node.js
3 3 (6.98%) Apache Avro
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) LDAP
3 3 (6.98%) React
3 3 (6.98%) REST
4 2 (4.65%) Express
4 2 (4.65%) GraphQL
4 2 (4.65%) RxJava
4 2 (4.65%) Vert.x
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.33%) Flutter
5 1 (2.33%) Kafka
5 1 (2.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (2.33%) Pandas
5 1 (2.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Credit Risk
2 3 (6.98%) Market Risk
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.33%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.33%) FMCG
4 1 (2.33%) iPad
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (2.33%) Photography
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2016
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) DevOps
2 9 (20.93%) Microservices
3 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
4 5 (11.63%) Migration
4 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.30%) High Availability
6 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.98%) Information Security
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (6.98%) Multithreading
6 3 (6.98%) Security Hardening
6 3 (6.98%) Target Operating Model
6 3 (6.98%) Thought Leadership
7 2 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) Data Science
7 2 (4.65%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) Python
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) TypeScript
5 3 (6.98%) Java 8
5 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.33%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.33%) C
7 1 (2.33%) C#
7 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.33%) Perl
7 1 (2.33%) PHP
7 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.33%) SOQL
7 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Docker
2 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Kubernetes
2 6 (13.95%) Terraform
3 4 (9.30%) Ansible
3 4 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (9.30%) Puppet
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) MapR
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) SaltStack
2 3 (6.98%) VMware
3 1 (2.33%) Demandware
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.33%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) Splunk
3 1 (2.33%) Zuora