Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 45 45
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,996 3,747 4,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.31% 4.40% 4.09%
As % of the General category 11.38% 11.54% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,695 2,465 2,494
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £276 £222 £263
90th Percentile £600 £615 £601
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 19 35
England median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +20.75% -24.29%
10th Percentile £11.30 £10.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £72.00 £136.50 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £13.63
% change year-on-year -23.75% +46.79% -22.14%

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 35,113 32,474 37,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.89% 38.11% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,125 21,478 24,816
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £290 £276 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 795 816 925
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.86% -5.66% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.90 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +22.22%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 -13 2,117 £475 - 521
South East -4 639 £450 +5.88% 201
Midlands -6 407 £389 +7.99% 195
North of England -8 375 £425 +6.25% 292
East of England +16 325 £468 -0.27% 91
West Midlands -2 235 £389 -2.81% 82
North West -15 203 £425 +13.33% 153
East Midlands -7 165 £375 +36.36% 113
Yorkshire -9 162 £425 - 128
South West -1 109 £406 -1.81% 100
North East +36 12 £318 -12.41% 11
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Retail.

1 1,204 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 971 (24.30%) E-Commerce
3 853 (21.35%) Finance
4 460 (11.51%) Java
5 447 (11.19%) Project Management
6 445 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 379 (9.48%) Microsoft
8 378 (9.46%) Scrum
9 370 (9.26%) JavaScript
10 363 (9.08%) SQL
11 328 (8.21%) HTML
12 310 (7.76%) CSS
13 304 (7.61%) TDD
14 273 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
15 272 (6.81%) DevOps
16 262 (6.56%) Windows
17 259 (6.48%) Migration
18 256 (6.41%) Analytics
19 255 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
20 251 (6.28%) Oracle
20 251 (6.28%) SAP
21 248 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
22 244 (6.11%) Banking
23 237 (5.93%) Marketing
24 233 (5.83%) User Experience
25 231 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
25 231 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
26 225 (5.63%) Git (software)
27 219 (5.48%) Test Automation
27 219 (5.48%) Business Analysis

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
1 121 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 83 (2.08%) Confluence
3 79 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 72 (1.80%) CMS
5 48 (1.20%) SAS
6 41 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 29 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 26 (0.65%) Commerce Server
10 25 (0.63%) Apache
11 21 (0.53%) Apache Pig
12 20 (0.50%) MS Exchange
13 16 (0.40%) Skype for Business
14 15 (0.38%) JBoss
14 15 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 12 (0.30%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.30%) WordPress
17 11 (0.28%) Mule
Applications
1 145 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 139 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.98%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.13%) InVision
11 4 (0.10%) Gliffy
11 4 (0.10%) SPSS
12 3 (0.075%) InDesign
13 2 (0.050%) UXPin
13 2 (0.050%) Windchill
14 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.025%) HipChat
14 1 (0.025%) Stata
Business Applications
1 99 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
2 53 (1.33%) Magento
3 47 (1.18%) SAP Retail
4 37 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
5 36 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
6 24 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
7 18 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
7 18 (0.45%) NetSuite
7 18 (0.45%) SAP SD
8 15 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
8 15 (0.38%) SAP FI
9 13 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
10 12 (0.30%) SAP CO
10 12 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
11 11 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 10 (0.25%) SAP MM
13 9 (0.23%) SAP CAR
13 9 (0.23%) Summit
14 8 (0.20%) BusinessWare
14 8 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 255 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 231 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (2.38%) SaaS
4 83 (2.08%) Office 365
5 53 (1.33%) PaaS
6 44 (1.10%) IaaS
7 39 (0.98%) GitHub
8 32 (0.80%) Google Analytics
9 31 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 25 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (0.53%) Serverless
13 20 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
15 13 (0.33%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
18 8 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 7 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
19 7 (0.18%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.65%) Firewall
2 52 (1.30%) Internet
3 50 (1.25%) WAN
4 44 (1.10%) LAN
5 33 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 32 (0.80%) HTTP
7 26 (0.65%) DNS
7 26 (0.65%) SMS
8 24 (0.60%) DHCP
9 23 (0.58%) Skype
10 22 (0.55%) Network Security
11 21 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (0.48%) VPN
13 16 (0.40%) MPLS
14 13 (0.33%) SAN
15 12 (0.30%) Wireless
16 11 (0.28%) VoIP
17 10 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (0.25%) OSPF
17 10 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 168 (4.20%) Big Data
3 151 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
4 108 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 84 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 79 (1.98%) MySQL
7 73 (1.83%) NoSQL
8 58 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 53 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 50 (1.25%) MongoDB
11 43 (1.08%) Power BI
12 40 (1.00%) Apache Hive
13 33 (0.83%) DB2
13 33 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 29 (0.73%) RDBMS
15 28 (0.70%) Oracle Database
16 26 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
17 25 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
18 24 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
18 24 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 225 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 194 (4.85%) JIRA
3 143 (3.58%) Jenkins
4 112 (2.80%) Selenium
5 68 (1.70%) TeamCity
6 61 (1.53%) Cucumber
7 55 (1.38%) Maven
8 49 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 44 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 44 (1.10%) Visual Studio
10 42 (1.05%) WebDriver
11 41 (1.03%) SpecFlow
12 34 (0.85%) JUnit
13 33 (0.83%) Jasmine
14 32 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
14 32 (0.80%) webpack
15 28 (0.70%) Axure RP
16 27 (0.68%) gulp
17 26 (0.65%) Grunt
17 26 (0.65%) NUnit
General
1 853 (21.35%) Finance
2 244 (6.11%) Banking
3 237 (5.93%) Marketing
4 166 (4.15%) Telecoms
5 98 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 60 (1.50%) Retail Banking
7 56 (1.40%) Legal
8 50 (1.25%) Games
9 41 (1.03%) Back Office
10 33 (0.83%) Advertising
11 31 (0.78%) Billing
12 29 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 27 (0.68%) German Language
14 26 (0.65%) Law
15 25 (0.63%) Automotive
16 19 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
16 19 (0.48%) Retail Finance
17 18 (0.45%) Electronics
18 15 (0.38%) Front Office
19 14 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 808 (20.22%) Analyst
2 717 (17.94%) Developer
3 524 (13.11%) Project Manager
4 428 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 380 (9.51%) Architect
6 206 (5.16%) Consultant
7 174 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 116 (2.90%) IT Manager
9 107 (2.68%) Java Developer
10 106 (2.65%) Designer
10 106 (2.65%) Retail Business Analyst
10 106 (2.65%) Senior Developer
11 95 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
11 95 (2.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 84 (2.10%) IT Project Manager
13 80 (2.00%) Test Analyst
14 77 (1.93%) .NET Developer
15 70 (1.75%) JavaScript Developer
16 69 (1.73%) React Developer
17 67 (1.68%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (8.21%) HTML
2 310 (7.76%) CSS
3 200 (5.01%) .NET
4 157 (3.93%) React
5 149 (3.73%) AngularJS
6 140 (3.50%) Node.js
7 134 (3.35%) HTML5
7 134 (3.35%) Web Services
8 126 (3.15%) jQuery
9 120 (3.00%) CSS3
10 105 (2.63%) REST
11 91 (2.28%) ASP.NET
12 90 (2.25%) Spring
13 89 (2.23%) J2EE
14 79 (1.98%) Sass
14 79 (1.98%) XML
15 67 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 65 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
17 58 (1.45%) Redux
18 55 (1.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 273 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 233 (5.83%) User Experience
3 111 (2.78%) EPoS
4 109 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 107 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
6 84 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 81 (2.03%) FMCG
8 65 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
9 63 (1.58%) Computer Science
10 59 (1.48%) Data Centre
10 59 (1.48%) NHS
11 48 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 45 (1.13%) Credit Risk
13 34 (0.85%) Blog
13 34 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 29 (0.73%) Data Structures
14 29 (0.73%) Public Cloud
15 28 (0.70%) Social Media
16 27 (0.68%) Fintech
17 26 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 262 (6.56%) Windows
2 117 (2.93%) Linux
3 94 (2.35%) Unix
4 86 (2.15%) Android
5 84 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 65 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 44 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 43 (1.08%) Windows 10
9 25 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 19 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 18 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.38%) AIX
14 12 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
14 12 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.20%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.15%) CentOS
17 6 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,204 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 971 (24.30%) E-Commerce
3 447 (11.19%) Project Management
4 445 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 378 (9.46%) Scrum
6 304 (7.61%) TDD
7 272 (6.81%) DevOps
8 259 (6.48%) Migration
9 256 (6.41%) Analytics
10 248 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
11 231 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
12 219 (5.48%) Business Analysis
12 219 (5.48%) Test Automation
13 198 (4.95%) CRM
14 189 (4.73%) ITIL
15 185 (4.63%) ERP
16 169 (4.23%) PRINCE2
16 169 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
17 167 (4.18%) BDD
18 165 (4.13%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 460 (11.51%) Java
2 370 (9.26%) JavaScript
3 363 (9.08%) SQL
4 210 (5.26%) C#
5 190 (4.75%) Python
6 85 (2.13%) PHP
7 74 (1.85%) R
8 73 (1.83%) Scala
9 70 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 54 (1.35%) Java 8
11 49 (1.23%) ES6
12 46 (1.15%) T-SQL
13 36 (0.90%) C
14 29 (0.73%) Ruby
15 26 (0.65%) Apple Swift
15 26 (0.65%) VBA
16 25 (0.63%) C++
17 23 (0.58%) TypeScript
18 21 (0.53%) Bash Shell
18 21 (0.53%) Go
Qualifications
1 211 (5.28%) Degree
2 81 (2.03%) Security Cleared
3 78 (1.95%) PMI Certification
4 69 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 64 (1.60%) PMP
6 44 (1.10%) ISEB
7 43 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 40 (1.00%) CISSP
9 27 (0.68%) MCP
10 26 (0.65%) CISA
11 22 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
12 21 (0.53%) ISTQB
12 21 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (0.50%) CISM
14 19 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
14 19 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
16 14 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (5.11%) QA
2 147 (3.68%) GDPR
3 141 (3.53%) PMO
4 84 (2.10%) PCI DSS
5 72 (1.80%) SLA
6 53 (1.33%) Data Quality
7 26 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.43%) COBIT
9 10 (0.25%) IFRS
10 9 (0.23%) COSO
11 8 (0.20%) IFRS 9
12 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.13%) WCAG
14 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.10%) PSD2
15 3 (0.075%) GCP
16 2 (0.050%) MiFID
16 2 (0.050%) PMBOK
17 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 124 (3.10%) Docker
2 105 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 47 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.60%) vSphere
5 21 (0.53%) vCloud
6 17 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 16 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.28%) HDFS
9 9 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.18%) XenApp
11 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.10%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.075%) Varnish
14 2 (0.050%) etcd
14 2 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.025%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.025%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.025%) Samba
15 1 (0.025%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 63 (1.58%) Ansible
1 63 (1.58%) Terraform
2 47 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (1.03%) Kubernetes
4 33 (0.83%) SCCM
5 32 (0.80%) Puppet
6 15 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (0.33%) Mesos
8 12 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.25%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
10 8 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.20%) Netcool
11 7 (0.18%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.18%) HP ALM
11 7 (0.18%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.15%) Kibana
12 6 (0.15%) SCOM
12 6 (0.15%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
13 5 (0.13%) logstash
Vendors
1 379 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 251 (6.28%) Oracle
2 251 (6.28%) SAP
3 119 (2.98%) hybris
4 100 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 93 (2.33%) Adobe
6 90 (2.25%) IBM
7 89 (2.23%) Google
8 82 (2.05%) Cisco
9 78 (1.95%) VMware
10 48 (1.20%) Demandware
10 48 (1.20%) Tableau
11 43 (1.08%) Citrix
12 34 (0.85%) HP
13 29 (0.73%) ATG
14 28 (0.70%) JDA
14 28 (0.70%) NetApp
15 27 (0.68%) Sitecore
16 26 (0.65%) Remedy
17 25 (0.63%) Cloudera