Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 19 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 44 45
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 4078 4425 4074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.37% 4.54% 3.89%
As % of the General category 11.02% 12.44% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2821 2901 2663
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £271
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 29 48
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.85% +1.81% +13.96%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.00 £56.60 £48.25
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.90 £16.00
% change year-on-year -9.74% +5.59% +13.96%

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37003 35573 41462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.69% 36.53% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24816 23937 27037
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £634
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 809 869 1124
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +0.60% +13.60%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.40 £11.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in England

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in England

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in England

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in England

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Retail in England

Retail
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
London -17 2000 £475 - 206
South East -8 605 £425 - 53
North of England +34 498 £425 +6.25% 152
Midlands +1 486 £378 +0.67% 56
East of England +5 324 £425 - 55
North West +21 310 £438 +9.38% 81
East Midlands +1 246 £388 +19.23% 26
West Midlands -1 235 £375 - 30
Yorkshire +21 173 £400 - 68
South West -22 127 £400 +17.22% 25
North East +59 15 £363 +3.57% 3
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 England region with a requirement for Retail.

1 1093 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (19.59%) E-Commerce
3 789 (19.35%) Finance
4 482 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 462 (11.33%) SQL
6 416 (10.20%) Java
7 385 (9.44%) SAP
8 380 (9.32%) JavaScript
9 379 (9.29%) Project Management
10 353 (8.66%) Oracle
11 349 (8.56%) Microsoft
12 330 (8.09%) HTML
13 319 (7.82%) Scrum
14 310 (7.60%) CSS
15 271 (6.65%) TDD
16 264 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
17 261 (6.40%) Banking
18 245 (6.01%) User Experience
19 243 (5.96%) Marketing
20 234 (5.74%) Windows
21 230 (5.64%) JIRA
22 226 (5.54%) Analytics
23 220 (5.39%) Git (software)
24 219 (5.37%) Business Analysis
25 217 (5.32%) C#
26 210 (5.15%) Test Automation
27 209 (5.13%) DevOps
28 208 (5.10%) Migration
29 206 (5.05%) ITIL
30 204 (5.00%) .NET

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 102 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 71 (1.74%) Confluence
3 68 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 66 (1.62%) CMS
5 57 (1.40%) SAS
6 53 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 44 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 43 (1.05%) JBoss
9 33 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (0.74%) Apache
11 26 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 24 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (0.44%) MS Exchange
15 17 (0.42%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
17 11 (0.27%) Apache Pig
18 10 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
19 9 (0.22%) IIS
20 7 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 136 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 59 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 48 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.74%) MS Visio
8 14 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.27%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.17%) SPSS
11 6 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.12%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.098%) InVision
14 3 (0.074%) HipChat
14 3 (0.074%) InDesign
15 2 (0.049%) ImageReady
15 2 (0.049%) Stata
16 1 (0.025%) 3ds Max
16 1 (0.025%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 136 (3.33%) SAP Retail
2 80 (1.96%) Oracle Retail
3 69 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
4 64 (1.57%) Magento
5 30 (0.74%) SAP CAR
6 27 (0.66%) SAP FI
6 27 (0.66%) SAP SD
7 26 (0.64%) SAP CO
7 26 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
8 25 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
8 25 (0.61%) SAP ERP
9 22 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
10 20 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
11 19 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
12 18 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
13 15 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
13 15 (0.37%) SAP MDG
14 14 (0.34%) NetSuite
14 14 (0.34%) SAP MM
15 12 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 178 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (1.77%) Office 365
3 72 (1.77%) SaaS
4 33 (0.81%) GitHub
5 32 (0.78%) IaaS
6 31 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.56%) Google Analytics
9 21 (0.51%) PaaS
10 15 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 11 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 9 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.22%) Dialogflow
13 9 (0.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.16%) Internet
2 62 (1.52%) Firewall
3 51 (1.25%) LAN
4 48 (1.18%) WAN
5 31 (0.76%) DNS
6 29 (0.71%) VPN
7 28 (0.69%) MPLS
7 28 (0.69%) SMS
8 27 (0.66%) Network Security
8 27 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (0.64%) HTTP
10 23 (0.56%) DHCP
11 19 (0.47%) TCP/IP
12 16 (0.39%) SSL
13 15 (0.37%) Skype
14 14 (0.34%) FTP
14 14 (0.34%) Wireless
15 13 (0.32%) VoIP
16 12 (0.29%) BGP
17 11 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 116 (2.84%) Big Data
3 88 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
4 85 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 83 (2.04%) MySQL
6 82 (2.01%) Hadoop
7 54 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 44 (1.08%) DB2
9 40 (0.98%) MongoDB
10 38 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 36 (0.88%) Oracle Database
11 36 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 36 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (0.74%) Apache Hive
13 30 (0.74%) Power BI
14 28 (0.69%) SAP HANA
15 26 (0.64%) IBM InfoSphere
16 25 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
17 23 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 230 (5.64%) JIRA
2 220 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 156 (3.83%) Selenium
4 138 (3.38%) Jenkins
5 72 (1.77%) Cucumber
6 66 (1.62%) WebDriver
7 61 (1.50%) Maven
8 45 (1.10%) TeamCity
9 44 (1.08%) SoapUI
10 37 (0.91%) Ant
10 37 (0.91%) JIRA Agile
11 34 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 32 (0.78%) SpecFlow
13 31 (0.76%) JUnit
14 29 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 24 (0.59%) Jasmine
16 23 (0.56%) Axure RP
16 23 (0.56%) gulp
17 22 (0.54%) Subversion
18 21 (0.51%) Grunt
General
1 789 (19.35%) Finance
2 261 (6.40%) Banking
3 243 (5.96%) Marketing
4 138 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 84 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 70 (1.72%) Games
7 63 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 57 (1.40%) Retail Banking
9 54 (1.32%) Legal
10 42 (1.03%) Law
11 39 (0.96%) Automotive
12 32 (0.78%) Advertising
13 30 (0.74%) Back Office
13 30 (0.74%) Billing
14 26 (0.64%) Retail Finance
15 23 (0.56%) Electronics
16 21 (0.51%) German Language
16 21 (0.51%) Investment Banking
17 18 (0.44%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 865 (21.21%) Analyst
2 780 (19.13%) Developer
3 484 (11.87%) Project Manager
4 448 (10.99%) Business Analyst
5 387 (9.49%) Architect
6 286 (7.01%) Consultant
7 167 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
8 139 (3.41%) Retail Business Analyst
9 128 (3.14%) SAP Consultant
10 124 (3.04%) Java Developer
11 120 (2.94%) IT Manager
12 113 (2.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 105 (2.57%) Senior Developer
14 93 (2.28%) JavaScript Developer
15 92 (2.26%) Test Analyst
16 83 (2.04%) SAP Retail Consultant
17 78 (1.91%) Designer
18 74 (1.81%) Data Architect
19 73 (1.79%) Data Analyst
19 73 (1.79%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (8.09%) HTML
2 310 (7.60%) CSS
3 204 (5.00%) .NET
4 173 (4.24%) React
5 164 (4.02%) Node.js
5 164 (4.02%) Web Services
6 141 (3.46%) HTML5
7 140 (3.43%) AngularJS
8 138 (3.38%) jQuery
9 127 (3.11%) CSS3
10 118 (2.89%) REST
11 104 (2.55%) Spring
12 101 (2.48%) Sass
13 93 (2.28%) ASP.NET
14 86 (2.11%) RESTful
14 86 (2.11%) XML
15 80 (1.96%) SOAP
16 68 (1.67%) JSON
17 62 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
18 61 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 264 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 245 (6.01%) User Experience
3 129 (3.16%) EPoS
4 119 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 87 (2.13%) FMCG
6 82 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 68 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 51 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 46 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 40 (0.98%) Algorithms
11 35 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 30 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 25 (0.61%) Credit Risk
13 25 (0.61%) Social Media
14 24 (0.59%) iPad
15 23 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
16 21 (0.51%) Online Games
17 20 (0.49%) iPhone
18 18 (0.44%) Fintech
18 18 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 234 (5.74%) Windows
2 188 (4.61%) Linux
3 119 (2.92%) Unix
4 93 (2.28%) Apple iOS
5 81 (1.99%) Android
6 51 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 31 (0.76%) Windows 10
8 29 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 28 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 27 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.44%) CentOS
11 18 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.37%) AIX
12 15 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.22%) HPUX
15 6 (0.15%) SUSE
16 5 (0.12%) Solaris
16 5 (0.12%) VMS
16 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1093 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (19.59%) E-Commerce
3 482 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 379 (9.29%) Project Management
5 319 (7.82%) Scrum
6 271 (6.65%) TDD
7 226 (5.54%) Analytics
8 219 (5.37%) Business Analysis
9 210 (5.15%) Test Automation
10 209 (5.13%) DevOps
11 208 (5.10%) Migration
12 206 (5.05%) ITIL
13 196 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
14 186 (4.56%) ERP
15 181 (4.44%) BDD
16 177 (4.34%) CRM
17 169 (4.14%) Front End Development
18 163 (4.00%) PRINCE2
19 157 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
20 141 (3.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 462 (11.33%) SQL
2 416 (10.20%) Java
3 380 (9.32%) JavaScript
4 217 (5.32%) C#
5 143 (3.51%) Python
6 97 (2.38%) PHP
7 53 (1.30%) Scala
8 48 (1.18%) PowerShell
9 47 (1.15%) Ruby
10 44 (1.08%) Apple Swift
11 43 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 41 (1.01%) R
13 34 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 30 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 26 (0.64%) ES6
16 24 (0.59%) Objective-C
17 22 (0.54%) C
18 20 (0.49%) C++
19 19 (0.47%) Bash Shell
20 18 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 147 (3.60%) Degree
2 44 (1.08%) ISEB
3 42 (1.03%) PMP
4 35 (0.86%) PMI Certification
5 30 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 29 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 28 (0.69%) CISSP
8 26 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (0.54%) CISM
9 22 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 22 (0.54%) Security Cleared
10 21 (0.51%) SC Cleared
11 16 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (0.39%) PhD
12 14 (0.34%) CISA
13 11 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.22%) MBA
15 8 (0.20%) MCP
15 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (3.95%) QA
2 101 (2.48%) GDPR
3 85 (2.08%) PMO
4 55 (1.35%) SLA
5 54 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 43 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 38 (0.93%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.37%) IFRS
9 14 (0.34%) IFRS 9
10 9 (0.22%) COBIT
11 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.098%) GCP
13 3 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.074%) MiFID
14 2 (0.049%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.049%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.049%) PSD2
14 2 (0.049%) WCAG
System Software
1 127 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 104 (2.55%) Docker
3 28 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (0.34%) vCloud
6 13 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.29%) vSphere
8 7 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.15%) HDFS
9 6 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.12%) XenApp
11 4 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.049%) Firmware
12 2 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.049%) pfSense
12 2 (0.049%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.049%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.025%) RACF
13 1 (0.025%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.025%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (1.30%) Ansible
2 49 (1.20%) Puppet
3 42 (1.03%) Terraform
4 41 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (0.81%) SCCM
6 28 (0.69%) Kubernetes
7 22 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
8 12 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (0.27%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.22%) Mesos
11 8 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.20%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.17%) Consul
12 7 (0.17%) IBM BigFix
12 7 (0.17%) Packer
12 7 (0.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 6 (0.15%) Rsyslog
14 5 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
15 4 (0.098%) Nessus
15 4 (0.098%) Salt
Vendors
1 385 (9.44%) SAP
2 353 (8.66%) Oracle
3 349 (8.56%) Microsoft
4 134 (3.29%) IBM
5 106 (2.60%) Adobe
6 98 (2.40%) hybris
7 75 (1.84%) Google
8 74 (1.81%) Cisco
9 68 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
10 58 (1.42%) VMware
11 50 (1.23%) ATG
12 48 (1.18%) Tableau
13 46 (1.13%) JDA
14 41 (1.01%) Red Hat
15 39 (0.96%) Apple
16 33 (0.81%) HP
17 30 (0.74%) Citrix
18 28 (0.69%) Demandware
19 27 (0.66%) Remedy
20 24 (0.59%) BMC