Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 81 112 71
Rank change year-on-year +31 -41 +4
Contract jobs citing Retail 51 86 230
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.25% 1.87% 3.42%
As % of the General category 4.66% 4.21% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 68 138
Median daily rate £525 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +7.37% -2.56%
10th Percentile £400 £296 £294
90th Percentile £700 £661 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £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 1,094 2,045 3,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.36% 44.40% 53.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 1,538 2,746
Median daily rate £525 £524 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% -0.24% -
10th Percentile £319 £305 £300
90th Percentile £725 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 29 32
Median hourly rate £23.23 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.20% - -10.95%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.42 £12.79
90th Percentile £47.58 £38.69 £36.83
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +22.99% - -8.78%

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021, 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 15 (29.41%) SQL
1 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (29.41%) Azure
2 13 (25.49%) Finance
3 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 12 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 12 (23.53%) Docker
4 11 (21.57%) Java
5 10 (19.61%) Banking
5 10 (19.61%) Node.js
6 9 (17.65%) React
6 9 (17.65%) Terraform
7 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure as Code
7 8 (15.69%) DevOps
7 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
8 7 (13.73%) TDD
8 7 (13.73%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (13.73%) User Experience
8 7 (13.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (11.76%) PaaS
9 6 (11.76%) Security Architecture
9 6 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
10 5 (9.80%) CSS
10 5 (9.80%) Investment Banking
10 5 (9.80%) Spring
10 5 (9.80%) JIRA
10 5 (9.80%) AWS
10 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
10 5 (9.80%) TypeScript

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 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.96%) Confluence
2 1 (1.96%) nginx
2 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Sketch
2 2 (3.92%) InVision
2 2 (3.92%) Zeplin
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.96%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (29.41%) Azure
2 6 (11.76%) PaaS
3 5 (9.80%) AWS
3 5 (9.80%) IaaS
3 5 (9.80%) Serverless
4 4 (7.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (7.84%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (7.84%) Power Platform
4 4 (7.84%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 3 (5.88%) Azure Functions
5 3 (5.88%) GitHub
5 3 (5.88%) npm
5 3 (5.88%) SaaS
6 2 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.96%) Akamai
7 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.96%) GCP
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (1.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) DNS
1 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.84%) Power BI
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.88%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.96%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.96%) MS Access
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
2 4 (7.84%) webpack
3 3 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.92%) Axure RP
4 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.92%) IntelliJ
4 2 (3.92%) Maven
4 2 (3.92%) Mocha
5 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.96%) JUnit
5 1 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.96%) Protractor
5 1 (1.96%) TestNG
5 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Investment Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Retail Finance
4 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.92%) Front Office
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Developer
2 8 (15.69%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Designer
4 5 (9.80%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.80%) React Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Power BI Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Designer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior UX Designer
5 4 (7.84%) UX Designer
6 3 (5.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Site Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) Node.js
2 9 (17.65%) React
3 5 (9.80%) CSS
3 5 (9.80%) GraphQL
3 5 (9.80%) Spring
4 4 (7.84%) Express
5 3 (5.88%) .NET
5 3 (5.88%) HTML
5 3 (5.88%) Kafka
5 3 (5.88%) REST
6 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.92%) JSON
6 2 (3.92%) RAML
6 2 (3.92%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (3.92%) Redux
6 2 (3.92%) RESTful
6 2 (3.92%) Swagger
6 2 (3.92%) XML
7 1 (1.96%) Chai
7 1 (1.96%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) User Experience
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Clustering
3 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.96%) Derivative
5 1 (1.96%) EPoS
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2016
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (1.96%) CentOS
3 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 8 (15.69%) DevOps
3 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure as Code
4 7 (13.73%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (13.73%) TDD
5 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
5 6 (11.76%) Security Architecture
6 4 (7.84%) BDD
6 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.84%) ETL
6 4 (7.84%) Microservices
6 4 (7.84%) Prototyping
6 4 (7.84%) Wireframes
7 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (5.88%) Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) Security Hardening
7 3 (5.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) SQL
2 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.57%) Java
4 5 (9.80%) TypeScript
5 4 (7.84%) C#
5 4 (7.84%) Java 8
6 3 (5.88%) Python
7 2 (3.92%) ES6
7 2 (3.92%) Go
7 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (1.96%) Scala
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.96%) SOQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) GDPR
2 2 (3.92%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.96%) IFRS
3 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (23.53%) Docker
2 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Terraform
2 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.88%) Ansible
4 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.96%) Consul
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Pingdom
5 1 (1.96%) Puppet
5 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (7.84%) Adobe
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle
4 3 (5.88%) SAP
4 3 (5.88%) VMware
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco
5 2 (3.92%) Dell
5 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.96%) PagerDuty
6 1 (1.96%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud