Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 79 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 -27 +25
Contract jobs citing Retail 216 219 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.18% 3.10% 4.08%
As % of the General category 6.23% 5.62% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 165 172
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £321 £328 £328
90th Percentile £634 £620 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £480 £475
% change year-on-year -1.04% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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 3,467 3,896 3,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.99% 55.20% 52.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,646 3,110 2,611
City of London median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £325 £319
90th Percentile £688 £701 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.95% -3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £13.80 £15.00 £14.90
90th Percentile £33.25 £39.50 £53.98
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.25 £21.75
% change year-on-year -12.00% -2.30% -3.33%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Moorgate -12 1 £475 -
Retail
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 73 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (19.91%) Finance
3 38 (17.59%) E-Commerce
4 34 (15.74%) Python
5 33 (15.28%) SQL
6 28 (12.96%) JavaScript
7 27 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 21 (9.72%) Microservices
9 20 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (9.26%) Docker
10 18 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 18 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (7.87%) SQL Server
11 17 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (7.41%) Big Data
12 16 (7.41%) Test Automation
13 15 (6.94%) Hadoop
13 15 (6.94%) Degree
13 15 (6.94%) Analytics
13 15 (6.94%) C#
13 15 (6.94%) Project Management
13 15 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (6.48%) React
14 14 (6.48%) Migration
14 14 (6.48%) Scrum
14 14 (6.48%) Banking
14 14 (6.48%) Asset Management
14 14 (6.48%) Node.js
15 13 (6.02%) Elasticsearch

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 13 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (5.56%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.31%) Confluence
3 5 (2.31%) SAS
4 3 (1.39%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.93%) Apache
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.93%) CMS
5 2 (0.93%) Gunicorn
5 2 (0.93%) IIS
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.46%) Luigi
6 1 (0.46%) Marvel
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.46%) InDesign
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (4.63%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.93%) Magento
4 2 (0.93%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.93%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.46%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.46%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.46%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.09%) Serverless
4 10 (4.63%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.31%) PaaS
6 5 (2.31%) SaaS
7 3 (1.39%) Datadog
7 3 (1.39%) Office 365
8 2 (0.93%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.93%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.46%) AdWords
9 1 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.46%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.46%) CheetahMail
9 1 (0.46%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.39%) LAN
2 2 (0.93%) DNS
2 2 (0.93%) Internet
2 2 (0.93%) RIP
2 2 (0.93%) VPN
2 2 (0.93%) WAN
3 1 (0.46%) Firewall
3 1 (0.46%) HTTP
3 1 (0.46%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.46%) SAN
3 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.41%) Big Data
3 15 (6.94%) Hadoop
4 10 (4.63%) NoSQL
5 9 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.17%) MySQL
5 9 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.70%) Apache Hive
6 8 (3.70%) Data Lake
7 7 (3.24%) Power BI
8 6 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.31%) Data Mining
9 5 (2.31%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.85%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.39%) Redis
11 3 (1.39%) Spotfire
11 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 12 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 12 (5.56%) JIRA
2 11 (5.09%) Selenium
3 7 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.85%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.39%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.39%) Gatling
5 3 (1.39%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.93%) Appium
6 2 (0.93%) Maven
6 2 (0.93%) Mocha
6 2 (0.93%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.93%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.46%) AppScan
7 1 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.46%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.46%) NUnit
7 1 (0.46%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (19.91%) Finance
2 14 (6.48%) Banking
3 12 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 12 (5.56%) Marketing
4 11 (5.09%) Law
5 7 (3.24%) Legal
6 3 (1.39%) Advertising
6 3 (1.39%) Back Office
6 3 (1.39%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.39%) Front Office
7 2 (0.93%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (21.76%) Developer
2 34 (15.74%) Analyst
3 18 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 17 (7.87%) Architect
4 17 (7.87%) Business Analyst
5 14 (6.48%) Data Engineer
6 11 (5.09%) Product Owner
7 10 (4.63%) React Developer
8 8 (3.70%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.24%) AWS Developer
9 7 (3.24%) Consultant
9 7 (3.24%) Data Scientist
9 7 (3.24%) Designer
9 7 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.78%) Data Analyst
10 6 (2.78%) Node.js Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.31%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.48%) Node.js
1 14 (6.48%) React
2 13 (6.02%) .NET
3 11 (5.09%) Kafka
4 9 (4.17%) HTML
4 9 (4.17%) Web Services
5 8 (3.70%) CSS
6 7 (3.24%) REST
7 6 (2.78%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.78%) RESTful
8 5 (2.31%) WCF
9 4 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (1.85%) Jest
9 4 (1.85%) Spring
10 3 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (1.39%) Celery
10 3 (1.39%) CPAN
10 3 (1.39%) Django
10 3 (1.39%) Enzyme
10 3 (1.39%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (6.02%) User Experience
4 11 (5.09%) Equities
4 11 (5.09%) Fixed Income
5 6 (2.78%) FMCG
6 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.31%) Reinsurance
7 4 (1.85%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.85%) EPoS
7 4 (1.85%) Fintech
8 3 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.93%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.93%) iPad
9 2 (0.93%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.93%) PMI
9 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.78%) Linux
2 5 (2.31%) Unix
2 5 (2.31%) Windows
3 4 (1.85%) Mesosphere
4 2 (0.93%) Android
4 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (17.59%) E-Commerce
3 21 (9.72%) Microservices
4 18 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (7.41%) Test Automation
7 15 (6.94%) Analytics
7 15 (6.94%) Project Management
8 14 (6.48%) Asset Management
8 14 (6.48%) Migration
8 14 (6.48%) Scrum
9 13 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (6.02%) DevOps
9 13 (6.02%) TDD
10 11 (5.09%) Data Modelling
10 11 (5.09%) Data Science
11 10 (4.63%) Business Analysis
11 10 (4.63%) Machine Learning
12 9 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.74%) Python
2 33 (15.28%) SQL
3 28 (12.96%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.94%) C#
5 13 (6.02%) Java
6 7 (3.24%) R
7 6 (2.78%) VBA
8 5 (2.31%) Perl
8 5 (2.31%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.39%) ES6
9 3 (1.39%) Go
9 3 (1.39%) Scala
10 2 (0.93%) Java 8
10 2 (0.93%) PHP
10 2 (0.93%) Ruby
10 2 (0.93%) VB
10 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.46%) C
11 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (6.94%) Degree
2 6 (2.78%) PhD
3 5 (2.31%) CISM
3 5 (2.31%) CISSP
4 4 (1.85%) CISA
4 4 (1.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 3 (1.39%) CCA
5 3 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.93%) CIMA
7 1 (0.46%) AAT
7 1 (0.46%) ACCA
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB
7 1 (0.46%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.46%) MCSA
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PMP
7 1 (0.46%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.09%) QA
2 7 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.78%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.85%) GDPR
5 2 (0.93%) SLA
6 1 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.46%) COBIT
6 1 (0.46%) IFRS
6 1 (0.46%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.46%) PMO
6 1 (0.46%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 20 (9.26%) Docker
2 6 (2.78%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.46%) HDFS
4 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.09%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.24%) Ansible
2 7 (3.24%) Terraform
3 5 (2.31%) Marathon
3 5 (2.31%) Mesos
4 4 (1.85%) Kibana
4 4 (1.85%) logstash
5 2 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.46%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.46%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.46%) Packer
6 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.09%) Oracle
3 9 (4.17%) Google
4 6 (2.78%) Cloudera
4 6 (2.78%) hybris
4 6 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.31%) Tableau
5 5 (2.31%) Talend
6 3 (1.39%) IBM
6 3 (1.39%) SAP
7 2 (0.93%) Adobe
7 2 (0.93%) Cadence
7 2 (0.93%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.93%) SimCorp
7 2 (0.93%) VMware
8 1 (0.46%) ATG
8 1 (0.46%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.46%) Samsung
8 1 (0.46%) Tealium
8 1 (0.46%) Workday