Period
to 25 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 25 January 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
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 32 44
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 -21
Contract jobs citing Retail 49 187 203
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.38% 5.24% 4.58%
As % of the General category 10.36% 15.71% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 93 146
Median daily rate £475 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% +4.65%
10th Percentile £183 £233 £349
90th Percentile £578 £625 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £458
% change year-on-year +5.56% -1.64% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.20% +10.91% -8.33%
10th Percentile £12.85 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £20.88 £15.08
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% +3.57% -17.65%

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 East of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 473 1,190 1,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.60% 33.35% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 707 961
Median daily rate £400 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £263
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £488 £490
% change year-on-year +2.56% -0.51% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 103 92
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.25 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.62% -2.82% -47.41%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.00 £49.88
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.44% -3.37%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Retail as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the East of England

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Retail in the East of England

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in the East of England

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Retail in the East of England

Retail
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Retail in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Retail in the East of England

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 25 January 2021. 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
Hertfordshire -8 25 £475 +15.85% 22
Cambridgeshire +15 13 - - 8
Bedfordshire -3 9 - - 1
Suffolk +17 1 £450 +221.43% 2
Essex +3 1 - - 10
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 East of England region with a requirement for Retail.

1 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) Incident Management
2 13 (26.53%) E-Commerce
3 10 (20.41%) WebSphere
3 10 (20.41%) Magento
3 10 (20.41%) Java
3 10 (20.41%) ITIL
3 10 (20.41%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (16.33%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (14.29%) Citrix
5 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 7 (14.29%) Oracle
5 7 (14.29%) MCSA
5 7 (14.29%) Office 365
5 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow
6 6 (12.24%) hybris
6 6 (12.24%) Xerox
6 6 (12.24%) SQL
6 6 (12.24%) IBM Domino
6 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
6 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
6 6 (12.24%) Time Management
6 6 (12.24%) JIRA
7 5 (10.20%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (10.20%) Workshop Facilitation
7 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
7 5 (10.20%) User Stories
7 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.16%) System Testing

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (20.41%) WebSphere
2 6 (12.24%) IBM Domino
3 2 (4.08%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.08%) CMS
3 2 (4.08%) JBoss
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Magento
2 2 (4.08%) Fredhopper
2 2 (4.08%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Azure
2 2 (4.08%) SpeedCurve
3 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.04%) G Suite
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.04%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) DB2
1 4 (8.16%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) JIRA
2 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.16%) REST Assured
3 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.08%) JMeter
3 2 (4.08%) Selenium
3 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.08%) WebPageTest
4 1 (2.04%) Log4Net
4 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Service Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IT Support
7 3 (6.12%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Support
8 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Retail Business Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Service Transition Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) JSON
3 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.08%) Kafka
3 2 (4.08%) RESTEasy
3 2 (4.08%) RESTful
3 2 (4.08%) SOAP
3 2 (4.08%) Spring
3 2 (4.08%) Spring Boot
3 2 (4.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) EPoS
2 3 (6.12%) FMCG
3 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.04%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Unix
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) E-Commerce
2 13 (26.53%) Incident Management
3 10 (20.41%) ITIL
3 10 (20.41%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (12.24%) Time Management
5 5 (10.20%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (10.20%) User Stories
5 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
5 5 (10.20%) Workshop Facilitation
6 4 (8.16%) Commercial Awareness
6 4 (8.16%) Scrum
6 4 (8.16%) System Testing
6 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.12%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.12%) ERP
7 3 (6.12%) Project Management
7 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.12%) Statistics
7 3 (6.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Java
2 6 (12.24%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) Python
4 2 (4.08%) AWK
4 2 (4.08%) Java 8
4 2 (4.08%) Perl
4 2 (4.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) A+ Certification
1 7 (14.29%) MCSA
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) PMO
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Grafana
1 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Citrix
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle
1 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 6 (12.24%) hybris
2 6 (12.24%) Xerox
3 4 (8.16%) IBM
3 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (6.12%) Google
5 2 (4.08%) AppDynamics
5 2 (4.08%) Dynatrace
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.08%) New Relic
5 2 (4.08%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Adobe
6 1 (2.04%) BMC
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) Remedy