Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 54 44
Rank change year-on-year +36 -10 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 193 35 199
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 7.85% 2.98% 4.96%
As % of the General category 15.50% 6.40% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 18 113
10th Percentile £316 £251 £263
25th Percentile £416 £334 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +37.50% -11.11% +1.41%
75th Percentile £688 £488 £538
90th Percentile £738 £561 £625
England median daily rate £525 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +12.90% -2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 15
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.90% +11.54% -3.70%
England median hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £14.28
% change year-on-year +38.10% -26.47% +5.78%

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 1,245 547 1,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 50.63% 46.55% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 308 1,145
10th Percentile £149 £206 £200
25th Percentile £263 £300 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £540 £513 £525
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 60 143
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.23 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £23.88 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -43.46% +49.22% -7.43%
75th Percentile £27.00 £45.56 £41.38
90th Percentile £47.18 £50.28 £48.95
England median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.91% +17.65% +3.80%

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 16 October 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
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 16 October 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 +20 123 £625 +53.85% 31
Cambridgeshire +1 32 £288 - 12
Bedfordshire +1 28 £503 +5.79% 5
Essex -11 8 £444 - 13
Suffolk -4 1 - - 7
East Anglia - 1 £390 - 3
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 74 (38.34%) Social Skills
2 59 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (21.24%) E-Commerce
4 29 (15.03%) Finance
4 29 (15.03%) Java
5 27 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (13.47%) JIRA
7 25 (12.95%) Incident Management
7 25 (12.95%) Azure
8 21 (10.88%) DevOps
9 20 (10.36%) Xerox
9 20 (10.36%) IBM Domino
10 19 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (9.33%) AWS
12 17 (8.81%) Migration
12 17 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (8.29%) ITIL
13 16 (8.29%) Microsoft
13 16 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (8.29%) Microsoft 365
14 15 (7.77%) Git (software)
14 15 (7.77%) SQL
14 15 (7.77%) Citrix
14 15 (7.77%) Project Delivery
15 14 (7.25%) Organisational Skills
15 14 (7.25%) User Stories
15 14 (7.25%) GCP
16 13 (6.74%) ServiceNow
16 13 (6.74%) Test Automation
16 13 (6.74%) hybris

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 20 (10.36%) IBM Domino
2 9 (4.66%) Confluence
3 7 (3.63%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.55%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.04%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.52%) CMS
6 1 (0.52%) JBoss
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.11%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.04%) Sketch
3 1 (0.52%) Marvel
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (5.18%) Magento
2 6 (3.11%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.11%) Shopify
3 3 (1.55%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.52%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.95%) Azure
2 18 (9.33%) AWS
3 16 (8.29%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (7.25%) GCP
5 12 (6.22%) SaaS
6 11 (5.70%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (3.11%) Apigee
7 6 (3.11%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.07%) Serverless
10 2 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.04%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.04%) Google Data Studio
10 2 (1.04%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.52%) CloudTest
11 1 (0.52%) Miro
11 1 (0.52%) SpeedCurve
11 1 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.74%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (3.63%) DNS
3 6 (3.11%) Firewall
4 5 (2.59%) Kerberos
5 4 (2.07%) HTTP
6 3 (1.55%) DHCP
6 3 (1.55%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.55%) SNMP
7 2 (1.04%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.04%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.22%) Hadoop
2 8 (4.15%) Big Data
3 6 (3.11%) DB2
3 6 (3.11%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (3.11%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.11%) Power BI
4 5 (2.59%) Tableau
5 4 (2.07%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.04%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.04%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.04%) Cloudera CDH
7 2 (1.04%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.04%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.04%) HBase
7 2 (1.04%) Impala
7 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (13.47%) JIRA
2 15 (7.77%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.63%) Selenium
4 6 (3.11%) Cypress.io
4 6 (3.11%) ESLint
4 6 (3.11%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.11%) webpack
5 4 (2.07%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.55%) JMeter
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.55%) Postman
6 3 (1.55%) REST Assured
6 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.04%) ProC
7 2 (1.04%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.52%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.52%) Hudson
8 1 (0.52%) NeoLoad
General
1 74 (38.34%) Social Skills
2 29 (15.03%) Finance
3 14 (7.25%) Organisational Skills
4 13 (6.74%) Documentation Skills
5 11 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.70%) Presentation Skills
6 8 (4.15%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (3.11%) Marketing
8 3 (1.55%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.04%) Front Office
9 2 (1.04%) Games
10 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (20.73%) Analyst
2 27 (13.99%) Project Manager
3 20 (10.36%) Architect
4 18 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (8.29%) Developer
5 16 (8.29%) Service Analyst
5 16 (8.29%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (7.77%) Business Analyst
7 14 (7.25%) Technical Manager
8 13 (6.74%) Product Manager
9 10 (5.18%) Technical Project Manager
9 10 (5.18%) Tester
10 9 (4.66%) Consultant
11 6 (3.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (3.11%) React Developer
12 5 (2.59%) DevOps Manager
12 5 (2.59%) E-Commerce Manager
12 5 (2.59%) Programme Manager
13 4 (2.07%) Business Manager
13 4 (2.07%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.70%) Node.js
2 9 (4.66%) HTML
3 8 (4.15%) React
4 6 (3.11%) CSS
4 6 (3.11%) CSS3
4 6 (3.11%) HTML5
4 6 (3.11%) Jest
4 6 (3.11%) Next.js
4 6 (3.11%) Redux
4 6 (3.11%) Sass
4 6 (3.11%) Web Services
5 5 (2.59%) Kafka
5 5 (2.59%) LDAP
5 5 (2.59%) RESTful
6 4 (2.07%) .NET
6 4 (2.07%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.07%) J2EE
6 4 (2.07%) Spring
6 4 (2.07%) Spring Boot
6 4 (2.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.18%) Legacy Systems
2 9 (4.66%) Cloud Native
3 7 (3.63%) FMCG
3 7 (3.63%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.11%) NHS
4 6 (3.11%) User Experience
5 4 (2.07%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.04%) AS400
7 2 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.04%) iSeries
7 2 (1.04%) Legacy Applications
7 2 (1.04%) W3C
8 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.52%) iPad
8 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.70%) Linux
2 10 (5.18%) Unix
3 7 (3.63%) Windows
4 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.52%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (21.24%) E-Commerce
3 27 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (12.95%) Incident Management
5 21 (10.88%) DevOps
6 17 (8.81%) Migration
6 17 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (8.29%) ITIL
8 15 (7.77%) Project Delivery
9 14 (7.25%) User Stories
10 13 (6.74%) Project Management
10 13 (6.74%) Test Automation
11 11 (5.70%) Scrum
12 10 (5.18%) Microservices
12 10 (5.18%) Regression Testing
12 10 (5.18%) Test Scripting
12 10 (5.18%) Time Management
12 10 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (4.66%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.03%) Java
2 15 (7.77%) SQL
3 12 (6.22%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.18%) Python
5 8 (4.15%) PHP
5 8 (4.15%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.11%) C#
6 6 (3.11%) ES6
6 6 (3.11%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.07%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.07%) Perl
7 4 (2.07%) VB
8 3 (1.55%) Ruby
8 3 (1.55%) VBScript
9 2 (1.04%) Go
9 2 (1.04%) Java 11
9 2 (1.04%) Java 8
9 2 (1.04%) RPG
9 2 (1.04%) RPG IV
9 2 (1.04%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 19 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.74%) A+ Certification
2 13 (6.74%) MCSA
3 12 (6.22%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.18%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.66%) Degree
6 3 (1.55%) CISSP
6 3 (1.55%) MCP
7 2 (1.04%) CISM
7 2 (1.04%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.52%) ACCA
8 1 (0.52%) APMP
8 1 (0.52%) CIMA
8 1 (0.52%) CISA
8 1 (0.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.15%) Accessibility
2 6 (3.11%) QA
3 5 (2.59%) PMO
4 3 (1.55%) GDPR
5 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) NIST
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.07%) Docker
2 4 (2.07%) VMware NSX
3 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.04%) Postfix
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (4.66%) Ansible
2 7 (3.63%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.63%) Terraform
3 4 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.07%) Puppet
4 1 (0.52%) Grafana
4 1 (0.52%) Packer
4 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (10.36%) Xerox
2 16 (8.29%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.77%) Citrix
4 13 (6.74%) hybris
4 13 (6.74%) ServiceNow
5 11 (5.70%) Oracle
6 10 (5.18%) Google
7 7 (3.63%) SAP
8 6 (3.11%) IBM
9 5 (2.59%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.59%) Cisco
9 5 (2.59%) Splunk
9 5 (2.59%) VMware
10 4 (2.07%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.55%) Alteryx
11 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.55%) Zscaler
12 2 (1.04%) Cloudera
12 2 (1.04%) Progress
12 2 (1.04%) WSO2