Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 56 56
Rank change year-on-year -70 0 -8
Contract jobs citing Retail 559 2,963 3,968
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.02% 3.85% 4.23%
As % of the General category 4.81% 10.05% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 1,912 2,677
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +0.84%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £288
90th Percentile £688 £626 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 46 46
Median hourly rate £11.25 £14.28 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.22% +5.78% -23.94%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.50 £11.19
90th Percentile £22.88 £46.40 £27.19
UK median hourly rate £11.25 £14.28 £13.50
% change year-on-year -21.22% +5.78% -22.86%

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 11,618 29,492 37,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.89% 38.32% 40.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,577 19,211 24,924
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +0.53%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 883 1,011
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.98 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -0.09% -1.88%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.31 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £28.57 £21.87 £21.15
% change year-on-year +30.61% +3.43% -5.37%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in England

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail in England.

Daily rate trend for Retail in England

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in England

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail in England.

Hourly rate trend for Retail in England

Retail
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Retail in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020. 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 -62 317 £500 - 161
North of England -51 69 £375 -11.76% 118
South East -43 53 £400 -8.83% 71
North West -10 47 £400 - 77
Midlands -42 42 £425 +1.49% 86
East of England -9 34 £413 -7.04% 32
East Midlands -24 27 £464 +9.13% 36
Yorkshire -43 20 £350 -22.22% 34
South West -11 17 £350 -14.63% 49
West Midlands -29 15 £425 +3.03% 50
North East +22 2 £100 -70.15% 7
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 110 (19.68%) Finance
2 100 (17.89%) E-Commerce
3 98 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (14.31%) Microsoft
5 79 (14.13%) Azure
6 78 (13.95%) SQL
7 66 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 56 (10.02%) AWS
9 53 (9.48%) Migration
10 52 (9.30%) JavaScript
11 51 (9.12%) DevOps
12 50 (8.94%) Banking
13 48 (8.59%) Java
14 47 (8.41%) SAP
14 47 (8.41%) Windows
15 46 (8.23%) Python
16 42 (7.51%) FMCG
17 41 (7.33%) Analytics
18 40 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
19 38 (6.80%) Oracle
20 37 (6.62%) HTML
21 36 (6.44%) ERP
21 36 (6.44%) Project Management
21 36 (6.44%) Manufacturing
21 36 (6.44%) Change Management
22 35 (6.26%) Marketing
23 31 (5.55%) Active Directory
23 31 (5.55%) Kubernetes
23 31 (5.55%) Terraform
24 30 (5.37%) Business Intelligence

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 16 (2.86%) Confluence
2 13 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.72%) CMS
6 4 (0.72%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.72%) SAS
7 3 (0.54%) Apache
7 3 (0.54%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.54%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.54%) nginx
7 3 (0.54%) PrestaShop
7 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.36%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.36%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.36%) WordPress
9 1 (0.18%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 21 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.07%) Sketch
5 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) InVision
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) Marvel
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.79%) Oracle Retail
1 10 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.61%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (1.07%) Magento
3 6 (1.07%) SAP Retail
4 4 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.72%) Shopify
5 3 (0.54%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.54%) SAP PLM
6 2 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.36%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 79 (14.13%) Azure
2 56 (10.02%) AWS
3 26 (4.65%) Office 365
4 24 (4.29%) Serverless
5 21 (3.76%) GCP
6 19 (3.40%) SaaS
7 17 (3.04%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (3.04%) Power Platform
8 16 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (2.86%) PaaS
9 12 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.97%) IaaS
11 7 (1.25%) GitHub
12 6 (1.07%) Google Analytics
12 6 (1.07%) npm
13 5 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.72%) Apigee
14 4 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (1.61%) DNS
3 8 (1.43%) Firewall
3 8 (1.43%) WAN
4 7 (1.25%) Network Security
5 5 (0.89%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.89%) LAN
5 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.72%) DHCP
6 4 (0.72%) SAN
6 4 (0.72%) SSH
6 4 (0.72%) VPN
7 3 (0.54%) Broadband
7 3 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.54%) HTTP
7 3 (0.54%) MPLS
7 3 (0.54%) Skype
8 2 (0.36%) FTP
8 2 (0.36%) Intranet
8 2 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.01%) Big Data
2 27 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.86%) Power BI
5 15 (2.68%) Hadoop
6 13 (2.33%) MySQL
7 12 (2.15%) Data Mining
8 10 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.61%) BigQuery
10 8 (1.43%) Cosmos DB
10 8 (1.43%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.25%) Tableau
12 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.07%) SAP HANA
13 5 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.89%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.72%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 28 (5.01%) JIRA
2 14 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.43%) Maven
5 7 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.07%) webpack
7 5 (0.89%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.72%) Subversion
9 3 (0.54%) GitLab
9 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.36%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.36%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.36%) Hudson
10 2 (0.36%) Protractor
10 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.36%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 110 (19.68%) Finance
2 50 (8.94%) Banking
3 36 (6.44%) Manufacturing
4 35 (6.26%) Marketing
5 29 (5.19%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.94%) Investment Banking
7 19 (3.40%) Retail Banking
8 17 (3.04%) Public Sector
9 12 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
11 7 (1.25%) Legal
12 6 (1.07%) Automotive
12 6 (1.07%) Retail Finance
13 5 (0.89%) Front Office
13 5 (0.89%) Publishing
14 4 (0.72%) Advertising
15 3 (0.54%) Electronics
15 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.54%) Games
15 3 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 94 (16.82%) Analyst
2 90 (16.10%) Developer
3 77 (13.77%) Architect
4 47 (8.41%) Business Analyst
5 44 (7.87%) Project Manager
6 32 (5.72%) Consultant
7 22 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (3.40%) Data Scientist
10 14 (2.50%) Data Analyst
10 14 (2.50%) Designer
11 13 (2.33%) AWS Engineer
11 13 (2.33%) Retail Business Analyst
12 12 (2.15%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (2.15%) Java Developer
12 12 (2.15%) React Developer
13 11 (1.97%) Change Manager
13 11 (1.97%) Programme Manager
13 11 (1.97%) Security Architect
13 11 (1.97%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.62%) HTML
2 29 (5.19%) CSS
3 23 (4.11%) Node.js
4 20 (3.58%) React
5 19 (3.40%) Spring
6 18 (3.22%) XML
7 17 (3.04%) JSON
8 16 (2.86%) GraphQL
8 16 (2.86%) REST
9 15 (2.68%) .NET
10 13 (2.33%) Web Services
11 9 (1.61%) Kafka
11 9 (1.61%) SOAP
12 8 (1.43%) Spring Boot
13 7 (1.25%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.25%) Express
13 7 (1.25%) HTML5
14 6 (1.07%) LDAP
14 6 (1.07%) PySpark
14 6 (1.07%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.51%) FMCG
2 40 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.94%) User Experience
4 17 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (3.04%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.50%) EPoS
6 12 (2.15%) Analytical Mindset
6 12 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.61%) Digital Signage
8 9 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.43%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.43%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.07%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.89%) Clustering
12 5 (0.89%) NHS
12 5 (0.89%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.72%) Marketing Technology
14 3 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (8.41%) Windows
2 22 (3.94%) Apple iOS
2 22 (3.94%) Linux
3 17 (3.04%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.15%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.79%) Android
5 10 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.61%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (1.43%) Unix
8 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.72%) MVS
9 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (17.89%) E-Commerce
2 98 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (9.48%) Migration
5 51 (9.12%) DevOps
6 41 (7.33%) Analytics
7 36 (6.44%) Change Management
7 36 (6.44%) ERP
7 36 (6.44%) Project Management
8 30 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
10 28 (5.01%) Data Science
11 27 (4.83%) Data Modelling
11 27 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (4.65%) Machine Learning
13 25 (4.47%) Project Delivery
14 24 (4.29%) ITIL
14 24 (4.29%) Microservices
15 21 (3.76%) Scrum
16 20 (3.58%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 78 (13.95%) SQL
2 52 (9.30%) JavaScript
3 48 (8.59%) Java
4 46 (8.23%) Python
5 15 (2.68%) TypeScript
6 14 (2.50%) C#
7 12 (2.15%) PHP
8 9 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.25%) C
9 7 (1.25%) VBA
10 6 (1.07%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.07%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.89%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.89%) R
12 4 (0.72%) C++
12 4 (0.72%) Ruby
12 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.54%) Scala
13 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 30 (5.37%) Degree
2 14 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (0.72%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.72%) MCSA
7 4 (0.72%) MCSE
8 3 (0.54%) CISSP
8 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.36%) CCNP
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.18%) CEH
10 1 (0.18%) CIPD
10 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.58%) QA
2 14 (2.50%) SLA
3 12 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.97%) PMO
5 10 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.43%) GDPR
7 7 (1.25%) NIST
8 5 (0.89%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.54%) PSD2
10 2 (0.36%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.36%) Section 508
10 2 (0.36%) WAI
11 1 (0.18%) COBIT
11 1 (0.18%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.18%) IFRS
11 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
System Software
1 31 (5.55%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.01%) Docker
3 7 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.36%) XenApp
5 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.18%) NDS
6 1 (0.18%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (5.55%) Kubernetes
1 31 (5.55%) Terraform
2 9 (1.61%) Ansible
3 8 (1.43%) Puppet
3 8 (1.43%) SCCM
4 6 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.72%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.54%) SCOM
8 2 (0.36%) Grafana
8 2 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.18%) Nessus
9 1 (0.18%) Netcool
9 1 (0.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.18%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.18%) QRadar
9 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 80 (14.31%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.41%) SAP
3 38 (6.80%) Oracle
4 18 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (2.86%) Adobe
5 16 (2.86%) Cisco
5 16 (2.86%) Google
6 15 (2.68%) hybris
7 14 (2.50%) IBM
8 13 (2.33%) VMware
9 8 (1.43%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.07%) Citrix
11 5 (0.89%) Meraki
12 4 (0.72%) Apple
12 4 (0.72%) Demandware
12 4 (0.72%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.72%) Splunk
13 3 (0.54%) Ariba
13 3 (0.54%) JDA
13 3 (0.54%) NetApp