Period
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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 18 August 2022 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 19 16 46
Rank change year-on-year -3 +30 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 206 193 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.28% 8.53% 4.02%
As % of the General category 13.90% 17.26% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 57 27
10th Percentile £316 £296 £308
25th Percentile £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £450
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -5.26%
75th Percentile £675 £638 £500
90th Percentile £684 £738 £557
England median daily rate £550 £518 £453
% change year-on-year +6.28% +14.33% -4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 40 8
10th Percentile - - £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £12.25 £14.13
Median hourly rate £19.81 £13.50 £14.75
Median % change year-on-year +46.74% -8.47% +9.26%
75th Percentile £22.00 £16.50 £16.25
90th Percentile - £20.00 -
England median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.48% +7.41% -18.18%

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 1,482 1,118 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 59.54% 49.43% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 533 411
10th Percentile £200 £153 £206
25th Percentile £363 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +16.47% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £586 £538 £508
90th Percentile £675 £625 £588
England median daily rate £550 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 242 65
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate £19.81 £14.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +41.50% -28.21% +22.76%
75th Percentile £50.00 £21.98 £45.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £46.45 £57.50
England median hourly rate £24.31 £19.00 £21.03
% change year-on-year +27.96% -9.63% +5.13%

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 18 August 2022.

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
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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -7 82 £475 -19.15% 28
Cambridgeshire +2 78 £250 -13.04% 12
Bedfordshire -3 39 £675 +48.35% 3
Essex +4 4 £340 -26.49% 11
Norfolk - 3 £425 - 1
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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 (36.41%) Customer Service
2 71 (34.47%) Incident Management
3 55 (26.70%) Finance
4 48 (23.30%) Security Cleared
5 44 (21.36%) SC Cleared
6 27 (13.11%) Analytics
6 27 (13.11%) ITIL
7 26 (12.62%) ServiceNow
7 26 (12.62%) FMCG
8 25 (12.14%) Azure
8 25 (12.14%) MCP
8 25 (12.14%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (11.65%) Social Skills
9 24 (11.65%) Sun
10 23 (11.17%) Citrix
10 23 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (11.17%) A+ Certification
10 23 (11.17%) MCSA
10 23 (11.17%) Microsoft 365
11 22 (10.68%) Performance Improvement
11 22 (10.68%) Internal Audit
12 20 (9.71%) E-Commerce
13 18 (8.74%) Agile
14 17 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (7.28%) Migration
15 15 (7.28%) Supply Chain Management
16 14 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (6.31%) User Stories
17 13 (6.31%) Project Management
18 12 (5.83%) Customer Engagement

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 4 (1.94%) Headless CMS
2 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.97%) Confluence
3 1 (0.49%) JBoss
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Shopify
2 3 (1.46%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Magento
3 1 (0.49%) SAP CX
3 1 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.49%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.14%) Azure
2 23 (11.17%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (5.83%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (4.85%) BigCommerce
5 9 (4.37%) Commercetools
6 7 (3.40%) AWS
7 6 (2.91%) SAP Commerce Cloud
8 5 (2.43%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (2.43%) SaaS
9 4 (1.94%) Algolia
9 4 (1.94%) Contentful
9 4 (1.94%) Serverless
10 2 (0.97%) GCP
11 1 (0.49%) Akamai
11 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.49%) Figma
11 1 (0.49%) GitHub
11 1 (0.49%) Miro
11 1 (0.49%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.49%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.14%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (1.94%) LAN
2 4 (1.94%) WAN
3 2 (0.97%) SD-WAN
3 2 (0.97%) VoIP
4 1 (0.49%) Firewall
4 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.94%) Big Data
2 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.97%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.49%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (0.49%) DB2
4 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
4 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.49%) OLAP
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.49%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (2.91%) JIRA
2 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.49%) SonarQube
General
1 55 (26.70%) Finance
2 24 (11.65%) Social Skills
3 12 (5.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 8 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.88%) Organisational Skills
4 8 (3.88%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (1.46%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 77 (37.38%) Analyst
2 51 (24.76%) Service Analyst
2 51 (24.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 25 (12.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (7.77%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.31%) Consultant
6 12 (5.83%) Developer
7 9 (4.37%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.37%) IT Manager
7 9 (4.37%) Product Manager
8 8 (3.88%) Integration Consultant
8 8 (3.88%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (2.91%) FMCG Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Programme Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Security Engineer
10 5 (2.43%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.43%) Support Engineer
11 4 (1.94%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (1.94%) E-Commerce Manager
11 4 (1.94%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.91%) .NET
2 4 (1.94%) Lambda Expressions
2 4 (1.94%) MACH
3 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.49%) J2EE
3 1 (0.49%) MDX
3 1 (0.49%) RESTful
3 1 (0.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.62%) FMCG
2 5 (2.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.94%) iPad
4 3 (1.46%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.46%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (1.46%) User Experience
5 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.49%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.49%) EPoS
6 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.94%) Windows
2 2 (0.97%) Unix
3 1 (0.49%) AIX
3 1 (0.49%) Android
3 1 (0.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (36.41%) Customer Service
2 71 (34.47%) Incident Management
3 27 (13.11%) Analytics
3 27 (13.11%) ITIL
4 22 (10.68%) Internal Audit
4 22 (10.68%) Performance Improvement
5 20 (9.71%) E-Commerce
6 18 (8.74%) Agile
7 17 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.28%) Migration
8 15 (7.28%) Supply Chain Management
9 14 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (6.31%) Project Management
10 13 (6.31%) User Stories
11 12 (5.83%) Customer Engagement
11 12 (5.83%) Order to Cash
11 12 (5.83%) Record to Report
12 9 (4.37%) Requirements Gathering
12 9 (4.37%) Scrum
13 8 (3.88%) Customer Experience
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.91%) SQL
2 3 (1.46%) C#
3 2 (0.97%) Java
3 2 (0.97%) Python
3 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (23.30%) Security Cleared
2 44 (21.36%) SC Cleared
3 25 (12.14%) MCP
4 23 (11.17%) A+ Certification
4 23 (11.17%) MCSA
4 23 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.97%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.37%) PMO
2 3 (1.46%) SLA
3 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) KVM
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.97%) Grafana
2 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 26 (12.62%) ServiceNow
2 24 (11.65%) Sun
3 23 (11.17%) Citrix
4 9 (4.37%) Oracle
4 9 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.88%) Adobe
5 8 (3.88%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.40%) SAP
7 6 (2.91%) NN4M
8 3 (1.46%) Cisco
8 3 (1.46%) Splunk
9 2 (0.97%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.97%) Dell
9 2 (0.97%) Draytek
9 2 (0.97%) IBM
9 2 (0.97%) Meraki
9 2 (0.97%) NETGEAR
10 1 (0.49%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.49%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.49%) Xamarin