The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 21 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 0  
Contract jobs citing Retail 131 102 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.53% 6.61% 6.59%
As % of the General category 23.77% 20.86% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 61 80
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -57.33% +134.37%  

Retail is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 551 489 512
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 35.90% 31.71% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 324 320
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 18
Median hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £10.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.84% +211.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Retail as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the East Midlands

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the East Midlands

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the East Midlands

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the East Midlands

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +11 50 £315 +8.62% 10
Derbyshire +8 21 £375 -28.57% 5
Nottinghamshire -23 21 £425 +7.93% 14
Northamptonshire -7 14 £498 +10.55% 4
Lincolnshire -6 1 £105 -75.29% 4
Rutland - 1 £338 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 65 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (18.39%) JavaScript
2 41 (18.39%) E-Commerce
3 40 (17.94%) Finance
4 39 (17.49%) HTML
5 38 (17.04%) SAP
6 36 (16.14%) CSS
7 34 (15.25%) HTML5
8 32 (14.35%) jQuery
8 32 (14.35%) CSS3
9 30 (13.45%) SQL Server
9 30 (13.45%) Windows
10 28 (12.56%) Front End Development
11 26 (11.66%) Linux
12 25 (11.21%) SQL
13 24 (10.76%) Oracle
13 24 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (10.76%) Git (software)
14 23 (10.31%) Business Analysis
15 21 (9.42%) Java
16 20 (8.97%) EPoS
17 19 (8.52%) Unit Testing
17 19 (8.52%) Project Management
17 19 (8.52%) C#
17 19 (8.52%) .NET
17 19 (8.52%) Unix
17 19 (8.52%) Manufacturing
18 18 (8.07%) MVC
19 16 (7.17%) Microsoft
20 15 (6.73%) Scrum

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 10 (4.48%) CMS
2 9 (4.04%) Apache
3 7 (3.14%) Drupal
4 6 (2.69%) IIS
5 3 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.90%) JBoss
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.90%) WildFly
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.45%) Confluence
7 1 (0.45%) Documentum
7 1 (0.45%) FileNet
7 1 (0.45%) SAS
7 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (4.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.45%) InDesign
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (6.28%) SAP Retail
2 7 (3.14%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (2.69%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (2.24%) SAP MM
5 4 (1.79%) SAP SD
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.35%) Pega PRPC
6 3 (1.35%) SAP CO
6 3 (1.35%) SAP ERP
6 3 (1.35%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.90%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.90%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.90%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) GitHub
3 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.14%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.69%) DHCP
2 6 (2.69%) DNS
2 6 (2.69%) LAN
2 6 (2.69%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (2.69%) Wireless
3 2 (0.90%) HTTP
3 2 (0.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) BGP
4 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.45%) Firewall
4 1 (0.45%) L2TP
4 1 (0.45%) MPLS
4 1 (0.45%) OSPF
4 1 (0.45%) Skype
4 1 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.73%) Oracle Database
3 14 (6.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (4.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (3.14%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.14%) MySQL
5 7 (3.14%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.90%) Big Data
7 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.90%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.45%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 24 (10.76%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.59%) Selenium
3 7 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.14%) PHPUnit
4 6 (2.69%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.24%) JIRA
6 3 (1.35%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.35%) GitLab
6 3 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.35%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.90%) JUnit
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.90%) ProC
7 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.90%) TestNG
7 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.45%) Ant
8 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (17.94%) Finance
2 19 (8.52%) Manufacturing
3 13 (5.83%) Banking
4 8 (3.59%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.69%) Back Office
6 5 (2.24%) Publishing
7 4 (1.79%) Billing
8 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.90%) Games
9 2 (0.90%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Marketing
10 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (26.91%) Analyst
1 60 (26.91%) Developer
2 32 (14.35%) Business Analyst
3 20 (8.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 18 (8.07%) Consultant
4 18 (8.07%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (7.62%) HTML Developer
5 17 (7.62%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.73%) SAP Consultant
7 14 (6.28%) Architect
7 14 (6.28%) HTML CSS Developer
8 13 (5.83%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.83%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.83%) Test Analyst
9 12 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 12 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (5.38%) C# Developer
10 10 (4.48%) Applications Support
10 10 (4.48%) Applications Support Analyst
11 9 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.49%) HTML
2 36 (16.14%) CSS
3 34 (15.25%) HTML5
4 32 (14.35%) CSS3
4 32 (14.35%) jQuery
5 19 (8.52%) .NET
6 14 (6.28%) React
7 13 (5.83%) RESTful
8 12 (5.38%) Sass
9 10 (4.48%) ASP.NET
9 10 (4.48%) Web Services
10 9 (4.04%) AngularJS
10 9 (4.04%) Node.js
11 8 (3.59%) Ajax
11 8 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (3.14%) LAMP
12 7 (3.14%) Symfony
13 5 (2.24%) .NET Core
13 5 (2.24%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.97%) EPoS
2 12 (5.38%) User Experience
3 8 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.69%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.90%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.90%) Life Science
7 2 (0.90%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.45%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.45%) Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.45%) FMCG
8 1 (0.45%) iPad
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.45%) Windows
2 26 (11.66%) Linux
3 19 (8.52%) Unix
4 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.59%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.90%) AIX
8 2 (0.90%) Android
8 2 (0.90%) HPUX
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (18.39%) E-Commerce
3 28 (12.56%) Front End Development
4 24 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (10.31%) Business Analysis
6 19 (8.52%) Project Management
6 19 (8.52%) Unit Testing
7 18 (8.07%) MVC
8 15 (6.73%) Scrum
9 13 (5.83%) Test Automation
10 12 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (4.93%) Change Control
11 11 (4.93%) QMS
12 10 (4.48%) DevOps
12 10 (4.48%) Logistics
12 10 (4.48%) User Stories
12 10 (4.48%) Web Development
13 9 (4.04%) ERP
13 9 (4.04%) PRINCE2
14 8 (3.59%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.39%) JavaScript
2 25 (11.21%) SQL
3 21 (9.42%) Java
4 19 (8.52%) C#
5 9 (4.04%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.14%) PHP
7 6 (2.69%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.69%) VBScript
8 4 (1.79%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.35%) C++
9 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.35%) VB
9 3 (1.35%) VB6
10 2 (0.90%) ABAP
10 2 (0.90%) C
10 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (1.35%) Degree
1 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.90%) ISEB
2 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.45%) CCDP
3 1 (0.45%) CCNA
3 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.45%) CISSP
3 1 (0.45%) MBA
3 1 (0.45%) MCSE
3 1 (0.45%) OCP
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.38%) QA
2 8 (3.59%) PMO
3 7 (3.14%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.90%) SLA
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (2.69%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.59%) SCCM
2 4 (1.79%) Ansible
3 3 (1.35%) Terraform
4 1 (0.45%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (17.04%) SAP
2 24 (10.76%) Oracle
3 16 (7.17%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.38%) Adobe
5 8 (3.59%) hybris
6 6 (2.69%) Dell
6 6 (2.69%) HP
7 5 (2.24%) Google
8 4 (1.79%) Twitter
9 3 (1.35%) Citrix
9 3 (1.35%) IBM
9 3 (1.35%) Pega
9 3 (1.35%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.90%) Apple
10 2 (0.90%) ATG
10 2 (0.90%) Retek
10 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.90%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.90%) VMware
11 1 (0.45%) webMethods
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