Period
to 25 August 2019

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 August 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
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 29 28
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 216 310 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.08% 6.15% 6.41%
As % of the General category 15.12% 17.07% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 184 250
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £309 £232 £250
90th Percentile £615 £596 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 5
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -44.00% -30.56%
England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +13.79% -1.69% +2.08%

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 1,429 1,816 1,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.59% 36.02% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 1,018 1,146
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.85%
10th Percentile £252 £250 £250
90th Percentile £605 £594 £599
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 107 104
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -42.86% +11.74%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.38 £45.25 £47.43
England median hourly rate £23.00 £22.61 £21.90
% change year-on-year +1.72% +3.24% +4.29%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the East of England

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the East of England

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the East of England

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor 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 August 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
Hertfordshire +1 147 £475 +18.75% 48
Bedfordshire -1 44 £475 -3.55% 10
Cambridgeshire -34 18 £425 -15.00% 14
Suffolk +14 3 £363 -25.64% 5
Norfolk -2 3 £165 - 5
Essex +19 1 £400 -15.79% 13
Retail
England

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

1 75 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.31%) E-Commerce
3 45 (20.83%) Java
3 45 (20.83%) Finance
4 35 (16.20%) JIRA
5 33 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (12.96%) IBM
7 27 (12.50%) Project Management
8 26 (12.04%) AWS
9 24 (11.11%) WebSphere
9 24 (11.11%) Games
10 23 (10.65%) JavaScript
11 22 (10.19%) SQL
11 22 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (9.72%) HTML
12 21 (9.72%) Oracle
12 21 (9.72%) Migration
13 20 (9.26%) DevOps
14 19 (8.80%) Azure
15 17 (7.87%) Analytics
15 17 (7.87%) Waterfall
15 17 (7.87%) J2EE
16 16 (7.41%) CSS
17 15 (6.94%) Unix
17 15 (6.94%) Scrum
17 15 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (6.94%) Jenkins
17 15 (6.94%) Test Automation
17 15 (6.94%) Git (software)

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 24 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.70%) Confluence
3 4 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (1.85%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.85%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.39%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.39%) CoreMedia CMS
4 3 (1.39%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.93%) Apache
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.93%) CMS
5 2 (0.93%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.93%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) nginx
6 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.39%) Sketch
3 2 (0.93%) Camtasia
3 2 (0.93%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.93%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.17%) Magento
2 3 (1.39%) Fredhopper
2 3 (1.39%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.46%) HFM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.46%) Shopify
3 1 (0.46%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.04%) AWS
2 19 (8.80%) Azure
3 11 (5.09%) Office 365
4 6 (2.78%) GCP
4 6 (2.78%) Serverless
5 3 (1.39%) Algolia
5 3 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.39%) Force.com
5 3 (1.39%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.39%) Qubole
5 3 (1.39%) Route 53
5 3 (1.39%) SaaS
6 2 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.93%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.93%) IaaS
6 2 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.78%) Firewall
1 6 (2.78%) Skype
2 5 (2.31%) DNS
3 4 (1.85%) FTP
3 4 (1.85%) WAN
4 3 (1.39%) ATM
4 3 (1.39%) HTTP
4 3 (1.39%) LAN
5 2 (0.93%) DHCP
5 2 (0.93%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.93%) VSAN
6 1 (0.46%) DMZ
6 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.46%) MPLS
6 1 (0.46%) Multicast
6 1 (0.46%) SAN
6 1 (0.46%) SSL
6 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.46%) VoIP
6 1 (0.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.09%) DB2
2 10 (4.63%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.17%) Big Data
4 8 (3.70%) DbVisualizer
4 8 (3.70%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (2.31%) MySQL
6 4 (1.85%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.93%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.93%) Parquet
8 2 (0.93%) Power BI
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.46%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (16.20%) JIRA
2 15 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.02%) Selenium
4 10 (4.63%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.78%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.31%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (1.85%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.39%) git-flow
8 3 (1.39%) Gradle
8 3 (1.39%) gulp
8 3 (1.39%) JUnit
8 3 (1.39%) Mockito
8 3 (1.39%) Protractor
9 2 (0.93%) Appium
9 2 (0.93%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.93%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.93%) Maven
9 2 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 45 (20.83%) Finance
2 24 (11.11%) Games
3 8 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.31%) Banking
4 5 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.31%) Marketing
5 4 (1.85%) Law
5 4 (1.85%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.85%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.39%) Publishing
7 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (26.39%) Analyst
2 39 (18.06%) Business Analyst
3 35 (16.20%) Developer
4 29 (13.43%) Project Manager
5 22 (10.19%) Architect
6 14 (6.48%) E-Commerce Manager
7 13 (6.02%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 11 (5.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 11 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.17%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 9 (4.17%) Retail Business Analyst
10 8 (3.70%) Service Analyst
10 8 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.70%) Tester
11 7 (3.24%) Coordinator
11 7 (3.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (2.78%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (2.78%) IT Analyst
12 6 (2.78%) Java Developer
13 5 (2.31%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.72%) HTML
2 17 (7.87%) J2EE
3 16 (7.41%) CSS
4 12 (5.56%) .NET
5 11 (5.09%) AngularJS
5 11 (5.09%) RESTful
6 10 (4.63%) jQuery
7 9 (4.17%) XML
8 8 (3.70%) React
8 8 (3.70%) Spring
9 7 (3.24%) HTML5
9 7 (3.24%) Spring Boot
9 7 (3.24%) Web Services
10 6 (2.78%) CSS3
11 5 (2.31%) REST
12 4 (1.85%) Flash
12 4 (1.85%) Gherkin
12 4 (1.85%) JSP
12 4 (1.85%) Kafka
12 4 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.09%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.31%) EPoS
4 5 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.85%) User Experience
6 3 (1.39%) BYOD
6 3 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.39%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.93%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.93%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.93%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.93%) iSeries
7 2 (0.93%) Social Media
7 2 (0.93%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.93%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.94%) Unix
2 8 (3.70%) Linux
3 6 (2.78%) Windows
4 3 (1.39%) zOS
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.46%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.31%) E-Commerce
3 33 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (12.50%) Project Management
5 22 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (9.72%) Migration
7 20 (9.26%) DevOps
8 17 (7.87%) Analytics
8 17 (7.87%) Waterfall
9 15 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (6.94%) Presales
9 15 (6.94%) Scrum
9 15 (6.94%) Test Automation
10 14 (6.48%) Microservices
10 14 (6.48%) User Stories
11 13 (6.02%) Business Analysis
11 13 (6.02%) Time Management
12 12 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.83%) Java
2 23 (10.65%) JavaScript
3 22 (10.19%) SQL
4 10 (4.63%) Python
5 6 (2.78%) C#
5 6 (2.78%) R
6 4 (1.85%) RPG
7 3 (1.39%) Assembly Language
7 3 (1.39%) COBOL
7 3 (1.39%) Groovy
8 2 (0.93%) Go
8 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.93%) RPG/400
8 2 (0.93%) Scala
8 2 (0.93%) VB
8 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (4.17%) Degree
2 5 (2.31%) CISA
2 5 (2.31%) CISM
2 5 (2.31%) CISSP
3 3 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.46%) ISEB
5 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.46%) MCP
5 1 (0.46%) VCP6
5 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.31%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.39%) SLA
3 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
4 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.70%) Docker
2 5 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.39%) vSphere
4 1 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.46%) HDFS
4 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.46%) Squid
4 1 (0.46%) Varnish
4 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.78%) Terraform
3 4 (1.85%) Puppet
3 4 (1.85%) SCCM
4 3 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.93%) Ansible
5 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.46%) Nessus
6 1 (0.46%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.46%) vRealize
6 1 (0.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 28 (12.96%) IBM
2 21 (9.72%) Oracle
3 11 (5.09%) hybris
3 11 (5.09%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.17%) SAP
5 8 (3.70%) Cisco
6 7 (3.24%) Citrix
6 7 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.31%) Google
8 4 (1.85%) Adobe
8 4 (1.85%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.85%) VMware
9 3 (1.39%) Elastic Path
9 3 (1.39%) F5
9 3 (1.39%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.93%) Arista
10 2 (0.93%) Dell
10 2 (0.93%) EMC
10 2 (0.93%) Omniture
10 2 (0.93%) Talend