Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 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 of England
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 30 31
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 325 255 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.42% 5.32% 4.74%
As % of the General category 18.07% 16.87% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 206 209
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £250 £109 £213
90th Percentile £592 £575 £700
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 4
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £29.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.72% +80.00% -53.24%
10th Percentile £11.50 £22.73 £9.30
90th Percentile £27.50 £34.78 £43.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £14.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year +22.24% -1.83% +6.84%

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 1799 1512 1823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 35.55% 31.57% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 904 925
East of England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -0.62%
10th Percentile £263 £212 £218
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 119 184
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +26.92% -13.33%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.32 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.57 £43.75 £44.50
England median hourly rate £26.44 £24.44 £25.00
% change year-on-year +8.18% -2.24% +11.11%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017. 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 -6 142 £408 -9.44% 30
Bedfordshire +16 127 £450 +9.09% 4
Cambridgeshire +18 47 £330 +14.78% 18
Essex -22 6 £135 -71.58% 6
Suffolk +6 3 £375 -11.76% 3
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 of England region with a requirement for Retail.

1 92 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (26.77%) E-Commerce
3 64 (19.69%) Finance
4 55 (16.92%) Java
5 46 (14.15%) JIRA
6 40 (12.31%) Oracle
7 35 (10.77%) Confluence
8 34 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (10.46%) Git (software)
8 34 (10.46%) Web Services
9 33 (10.15%) Business Analysis
10 32 (9.85%) SQL
11 31 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (9.54%) Scrum
12 30 (9.23%) ITIL
12 30 (9.23%) SDLC
13 29 (8.92%) User Stories
13 29 (8.92%) Jenkins
13 29 (8.92%) JavaScript
13 29 (8.92%) Information Security
14 25 (7.69%) Windows
14 25 (7.69%) Selenium
14 25 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
15 24 (7.38%) Migration
16 23 (7.08%) SOA
16 23 (7.08%) Project Management
17 22 (6.77%) Security Architecture
18 21 (6.46%) WebDriver
18 21 (6.46%) Cucumber

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 35 (10.77%) Confluence
2 18 (5.54%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.69%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.15%) JBoss
5 6 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.54%) CMS
6 5 (1.54%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.23%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.62%) IIS
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.62%) WildFly
10 1 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.31%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 20 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 10 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.46%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (4.00%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.23%) Sonata
3 3 (0.92%) HFM
3 3 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.92%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.92%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.62%) Magento
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.31%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.31%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.38%) SaaS
3 8 (2.46%) Sauce Labs
4 6 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.85%) IaaS
5 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.23%) Google App Engine
6 4 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.92%) Force.com
8 2 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.62%) PaaS
8 2 (0.62%) Silverpop
8 2 (0.62%) Taleo
9 1 (0.31%) BlueKai
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.54%) Internet
2 9 (2.77%) LAN
3 8 (2.46%) WAN
4 5 (1.54%) Network Security
5 3 (0.92%) Firewall
5 3 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.62%) HTTP
6 2 (0.62%) Skype
6 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.31%) 4G
7 1 (0.31%) ADSL
7 1 (0.31%) ATM
7 1 (0.31%) DHCP
7 1 (0.31%) DNS
7 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.31%) MPLS
7 1 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.31%) SSL
7 1 (0.31%) VoIP
7 1 (0.31%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.77%) Big Data
3 8 (2.46%) Redis
4 7 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.23%) DB2
7 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.92%) MySQL
8 3 (0.92%) Power BI
9 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.62%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 46 (14.15%) JIRA
2 34 (10.46%) Git (software)
3 29 (8.92%) Jenkins
4 25 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 25 (7.69%) Selenium
5 21 (6.46%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.46%) WebDriver
6 19 (5.85%) TeamCity
7 15 (4.62%) Maven
8 13 (4.00%) JUnit
8 13 (4.00%) SoapUI
9 12 (3.69%) Bitbucket
10 9 (2.77%) JBehave
11 8 (2.46%) Appium
12 7 (2.15%) Ant
13 6 (1.85%) Protractor
13 6 (1.85%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.85%) TestNG
14 4 (1.23%) Gradle
14 4 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 64 (19.69%) Finance
2 15 (4.62%) Banking
2 15 (4.62%) Games
3 9 (2.77%) Marketing
4 8 (2.46%) Corporate Banking
5 6 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.62%) Advertising
6 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Back Office
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (25.85%) Analyst
2 57 (17.54%) Business Analyst
3 40 (12.31%) Developer
3 40 (12.31%) Project Manager
4 34 (10.46%) Architect
5 22 (6.77%) Consultant
6 21 (6.46%) Retail Business Analyst
7 18 (5.54%) JavaScript Developer
8 15 (4.62%) Tester
9 12 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.38%) Automation Tester
11 10 (3.08%) Java Developer
12 9 (2.77%) Security Consultant
12 9 (2.77%) Service Analyst
13 8 (2.46%) Agile Business Analyst
13 8 (2.46%) Designer
13 8 (2.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (2.46%) QA Automation Tester
13 8 (2.46%) QA Tester
13 8 (2.46%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.46%) Web Services
2 20 (6.15%) CSS
2 20 (6.15%) HTML
3 18 (5.54%) SOAP
4 17 (5.23%) REST
5 16 (4.92%) AngularJS
5 16 (4.92%) jQuery
6 15 (4.62%) CSS3
6 15 (4.62%) HTML5
6 15 (4.62%) Spring
7 14 (4.31%) Node.js
7 14 (4.31%) RESTful
8 12 (3.69%) Middleware
8 12 (3.69%) Sass
8 12 (3.69%) XML
9 10 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
10 9 (2.77%) J2EE
10 9 (2.77%) JSON
11 8 (2.46%) .NET
12 7 (2.15%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.54%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.23%) Mobile App
3 15 (4.62%) EPoS
4 13 (4.00%) RIA
5 12 (3.69%) User Experience
6 9 (2.77%) FMCG
7 8 (2.46%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.85%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.54%) DataPower
10 5 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.92%) Social Media
12 2 (0.62%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.31%) AS400
13 1 (0.31%) Chip and PIN
13 1 (0.31%) IVR
13 1 (0.31%) Photography
13 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.69%) Windows
2 14 (4.31%) Unix
3 13 (4.00%) Android
3 13 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.08%) Linux
5 8 (2.46%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.23%) AIX
6 4 (1.23%) Solaris
7 3 (0.92%) CentOS
7 3 (0.92%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.31%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.31%) VMS
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (26.77%) E-Commerce
3 34 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (10.15%) Business Analysis
5 31 (9.54%) Scrum
5 31 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (9.23%) ITIL
6 30 (9.23%) SDLC
7 29 (8.92%) Information Security
7 29 (8.92%) User Stories
8 25 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
9 24 (7.38%) Migration
10 23 (7.08%) Project Management
10 23 (7.08%) SOA
11 22 (6.77%) Security Architecture
12 21 (6.46%) Change Management
12 21 (6.46%) TDD
13 20 (6.15%) BDD
13 20 (6.15%) Test Automation
14 18 (5.54%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 55 (16.92%) Java
2 32 (9.85%) SQL
3 29 (8.92%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.92%) Python
5 11 (3.38%) Ruby
6 10 (3.08%) C#
7 8 (2.46%) Apple Swift
7 8 (2.46%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.85%) Perl
9 5 (1.54%) R
10 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.62%) Groovy
12 1 (0.31%) C
12 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.31%) Scala
12 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (4.92%) CISSP
2 11 (3.38%) CISM
2 11 (3.38%) Degree
3 9 (2.77%) MCP
4 8 (2.46%) CISA
4 8 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (1.54%) ISEB
5 5 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.54%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.23%) CEH
6 4 (1.23%) CSSLP
7 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.54%) QA
2 14 (4.31%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.69%) PMO
4 10 (3.08%) GDPR
4 10 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.54%) SLA
6 4 (1.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 8 (2.46%) Docker
2 5 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.23%) vCloud
3 4 (1.23%) vSphere
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (1.54%) Ansible
2 4 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.92%) Terraform
4 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 40 (12.31%) Oracle
2 20 (6.15%) Adobe
3 16 (4.92%) Atlassian
4 13 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.38%) Cisco
6 10 (3.08%) IBM
7 9 (2.77%) NetApp
8 8 (2.46%) SAP
9 7 (2.15%) hybris
10 6 (1.85%) Citrix
10 6 (1.85%) Tableau
11 5 (1.54%) Google
11 5 (1.54%) VMware
12 4 (1.23%) Avaloq
12 4 (1.23%) FNZ
12 4 (1.23%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.62%) Avaya
14 2 (0.62%) HP
14 2 (0.62%) Hyperion