Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 21 49 32
Rank change year-on-year +28 -17 +16
Contract jobs citing Retail 194 50 187
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 7.78% 3.44% 5.25%
As % of the General category 13.75% 7.25% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 11 90
10th Percentile £404 £135 £223
25th Percentile £445 £391 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £430
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +10.47% -4.44%
75th Percentile £688 £538 £566
90th Percentile £730 £588 £625
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 31
10th Percentile - £13.00 -
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.13 £13.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% -3.45% +5.45%
75th Percentile £15.75 £15.00 £16.75
90th Percentile £20.25 - £20.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +19.23% -10.34% +3.57%

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 1,411 690 1,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 56.58% 47.42% 48.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 366 1,014
10th Percentile £147 £147 £192
25th Percentile £290 £278 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £420
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% -6.67%
75th Percentile £550 £500 £500
90th Percentile £650 £575 £600
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 110 162
10th Percentile £12.34 £12.50 £11.75
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £17.10
Median % change year-on-year -35.71% +22.81% -1.27%
75th Percentile £20.25 £45.38 £28.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year -14.78% +25.51% +1.08%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +19 100 £675 +38.46% 54
Bedfordshire +5 43 £500 - 8
Cambridgeshire -7 39 £300 - 17
Essex -5 9 £444 - 12
Suffolk -11 2 - - 10
East Anglia - 1 £390 - 3
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 53 (27.32%) Social Skills
2 45 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (18.56%) Azure
4 30 (15.46%) Finance
4 30 (15.46%) ITIL
4 30 (15.46%) E-Commerce
5 28 (14.43%) Incident Management
6 24 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (11.34%) Microsoft 365
8 21 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (10.31%) AWS
9 20 (10.31%) ServiceNow
10 19 (9.79%) DevOps
10 19 (9.79%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (9.79%) Citrix
11 18 (9.28%) A+ Certification
11 18 (9.28%) MCSA
12 17 (8.76%) Java
12 17 (8.76%) Service Management
13 16 (8.25%) Migration
14 15 (7.73%) JIRA
15 14 (7.22%) Git (software)
15 14 (7.22%) Presentation Skills
16 13 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (6.70%) Analytics
16 13 (6.70%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (6.19%) Front End Development
17 12 (6.19%) Logistics
17 12 (6.19%) Python

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 9 (4.64%) IBM Domino
2 5 (2.58%) Confluence
3 4 (2.06%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.03%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Shopify
2 6 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.09%) Magento
3 5 (2.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.52%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.52%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.56%) Azure
2 22 (11.34%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (10.31%) AWS
4 13 (6.70%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (5.67%) GCP
6 9 (4.64%) Power Platform
7 8 (4.12%) SaaS
8 4 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.06%) Serverless
9 3 (1.55%) Akamai
9 3 (1.55%) Apigee
10 2 (1.03%) Algolia
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.03%) Amplience
10 2 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.03%) CloudFront
10 2 (1.03%) IaaS
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.52%) Azure Key Vault
11 1 (0.52%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.79%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (3.09%) DNS
2 6 (3.09%) Kerberos
3 4 (2.06%) DHCP
4 3 (1.55%) Firewall
5 1 (0.52%) Intranet
5 1 (0.52%) IPv4
5 1 (0.52%) IPv6
5 1 (0.52%) Multicast
5 1 (0.52%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.52%) PPP
5 1 (0.52%) SNMP
5 1 (0.52%) UPnP
5 1 (0.52%) VPN
5 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.52%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.09%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.58%) Big Data
2 5 (2.58%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.03%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.03%) Cloudera CDH
4 2 (1.03%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.03%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.03%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.03%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.03%) HBase
4 2 (1.03%) Impala
4 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.03%) Power BI
5 1 (0.52%) DB2
5 1 (0.52%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.52%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (7.73%) JIRA
2 14 (7.22%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.58%) Cypress.io
3 5 (2.58%) ESLint
3 5 (2.58%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.58%) webpack
4 3 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.55%) JMeter
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.03%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.52%) GitLab
6 1 (0.52%) Hudson
6 1 (0.52%) MorphX
6 1 (0.52%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.52%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.52%) Serenity BDD
6 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.52%) WebPageTest
General
1 53 (27.32%) Social Skills
2 30 (15.46%) Finance
3 14 (7.22%) Presentation Skills
4 11 (5.67%) Manufacturing
5 10 (5.15%) Documentation Skills
6 9 (4.64%) Organisational Skills
7 8 (4.12%) Influencing Skills
8 7 (3.61%) Marketing
9 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 46 (23.71%) Analyst
2 33 (17.01%) Service Analyst
3 25 (12.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (9.79%) Project Manager
5 15 (7.73%) Product Manager
6 14 (7.22%) Developer
7 13 (6.70%) Architect
8 10 (5.15%) Consultant
8 10 (5.15%) IT Manager
9 9 (4.64%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.64%) Programme Manager
9 9 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.12%) Tester
11 7 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Senior Support Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Technical Manager
12 6 (3.09%) Technical Project Manager
13 5 (2.58%) IT Project Manager
13 5 (2.58%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.64%) Node.js
2 7 (3.61%) React
3 5 (2.58%) CSS
3 5 (2.58%) CSS3
3 5 (2.58%) HTML
3 5 (2.58%) HTML5
3 5 (2.58%) Jest
3 5 (2.58%) Next.js
3 5 (2.58%) Redux
3 5 (2.58%) Sass
4 4 (2.06%) .NET
4 4 (2.06%) LDAP
5 3 (1.55%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.55%) REST
6 2 (1.03%) EDI
6 2 (1.03%) EDIFACT
6 2 (1.03%) Kafka
6 2 (1.03%) Web Services
7 1 (0.52%) ADO
7 1 (0.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.15%) FMCG
2 6 (3.09%) Cloud Native
3 5 (2.58%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.06%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.06%) Legacy Systems
4 4 (2.06%) User Experience
5 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.55%) NHS
6 2 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.03%) AS400
6 2 (1.03%) iPad
6 2 (1.03%) iSeries
6 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.67%) Windows
2 10 (5.15%) Linux
3 3 (1.55%) Unix
4 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.46%) E-Commerce
2 30 (15.46%) ITIL
3 28 (14.43%) Incident Management
4 21 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (9.79%) DevOps
6 17 (8.76%) Service Management
7 16 (8.25%) Migration
8 13 (6.70%) Analytics
8 13 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (6.19%) Front End Development
9 12 (6.19%) Logistics
10 11 (5.67%) User Stories
11 10 (5.15%) Internal Audit
11 10 (5.15%) Performance Improvement
11 10 (5.15%) Programme Management
12 9 (4.64%) Contract Negotiation
12 9 (4.64%) Data Migration
12 9 (4.64%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.76%) Java
2 12 (6.19%) Python
3 10 (5.15%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.64%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.64%) PHP
5 8 (4.12%) SQL
6 7 (3.61%) Bash
6 7 (3.61%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.09%) C#
8 5 (2.58%) ES6
9 4 (2.06%) Perl
9 4 (2.06%) VBScript
10 3 (1.55%) C
10 3 (1.55%) Ruby
11 2 (1.03%) Java 11
11 2 (1.03%) Java 8
11 2 (1.03%) RPG
11 2 (1.03%) RPG IV
11 2 (1.03%) RPG/400
11 2 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (9.28%) A+ Certification
2 18 (9.28%) MCSA
3 8 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.12%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.58%) MCP
5 4 (2.06%) Degree
6 2 (1.03%) CISSP
6 2 (1.03%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.52%) CISA
7 1 (0.52%) CISM
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) QA
2 5 (2.58%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) GDPR
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) NIST
4 1 (0.52%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.55%) Docker
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) Terraform
2 6 (3.09%) Ansible
2 6 (3.09%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.06%) Puppet
4 3 (1.55%) Packer
5 1 (0.52%) Grafana
5 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (10.31%) ServiceNow
2 19 (9.79%) Citrix
3 12 (6.19%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.64%) Xerox
5 8 (4.12%) Oracle
6 7 (3.61%) hybris
7 5 (2.58%) Google
7 5 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.58%) Sun
8 4 (2.06%) VMware
9 2 (1.03%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.03%) Elastic Path
9 2 (1.03%) SAP
9 2 (1.03%) Splunk
10 1 (0.52%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.52%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.52%) F5
10 1 (0.52%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.52%) New Relic
10 1 (0.52%) WSO2