Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 57 52
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,800 3,656 3,933
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.25% 4.15% 4.22%
As % of the General category 8.82% 10.51% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,111 2,480 2,733
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £213 £310 £269
90th Percentile £650 £638 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 73
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -1.64% -12.86%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.88 £22.08 £72.00
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.64% -23.75%

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 20,410 34,781 38,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.82% 39.48% 41.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,047 23,151 25,416
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £285
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £480 £484 £475
% change year-on-year -0.83% +1.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 922 989
Median hourly rate £23.94 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.09% +2.22% +4.48%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.47 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £24.35 £22.65 £22.00
% change year-on-year +7.51% +2.95% +2.33%

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 3 April 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 3 April 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 3 April 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 -19 776 £500 - 228
North of England -5 275 £400 -5.88% 164
South East -6 258 £410 -13.68% 90
Midlands -4 190 £400 -1.54% 94
East of England +10 185 £455 -4.21% 62
Yorkshire +28 177 £400 -5.88% 59
East Midlands +4 118 £375 -6.25% 51
South West -10 107 £388 -12.92% 57
North West -35 91 £400 -11.11% 91
West Midlands -16 71 £400 -3.03% 43
North East +14 7 £140 -62.16% 14
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 3 April 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.

1 450 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (20.28%) E-Commerce
3 271 (15.06%) Finance
4 212 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 203 (11.28%) SQL
6 186 (10.33%) Azure
7 178 (9.89%) Windows
8 170 (9.44%) Microsoft
9 169 (9.39%) AWS
10 153 (8.50%) JavaScript
11 136 (7.56%) Project Management
12 127 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
13 125 (6.94%) SQL Server
14 122 (6.78%) Java
15 119 (6.61%) Banking
16 111 (6.17%) Oracle
17 107 (5.94%) Scrum
17 107 (5.94%) Telecoms
18 103 (5.72%) .NET
19 101 (5.61%) SAP
19 101 (5.61%) DevOps
19 101 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
20 100 (5.56%) C#
21 98 (5.44%) JIRA
21 98 (5.44%) Analytics
22 96 (5.33%) HTML
23 94 (5.22%) Migration
24 93 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
25 92 (5.11%) User Experience
26 86 (4.78%) CRM

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 51 (2.83%) Confluence
2 35 (1.94%) CMS
3 29 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 20 (1.11%) WebSphere
5 18 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 17 (0.94%) SharePoint
7 14 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.67%) Apache
8 12 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.61%) SAS
10 9 (0.50%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.39%) Drupal
12 6 (0.33%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.17%) Headless CMS
14 3 (0.17%) IIS
14 3 (0.17%) JBoss
14 3 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.17%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.11%) Mule
Applications
1 50 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.94%) Sketch
5 12 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.50%) Adobe After Effects
8 8 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
9 7 (0.39%) InDesign
10 6 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.33%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.28%) CINEMA 4D
11 5 (0.28%) InVision
12 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.17%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.11%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 34 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
2 18 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
3 17 (0.94%) Magento
4 13 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.61%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.50%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
9 7 (0.39%) Shopify
10 6 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.33%) SAP Retail
11 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 4 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 3 (0.17%) Aligne
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
13 3 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
13 3 (0.17%) SAP MDG
13 3 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 186 (10.33%) Azure
2 169 (9.39%) AWS
3 75 (4.17%) Office 365
4 61 (3.39%) Power Platform
5 46 (2.56%) SaaS
6 39 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
7 31 (1.72%) GCP
8 27 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
9 19 (1.06%) PaaS
10 15 (0.83%) Serverless
11 13 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.72%) GitHub
12 12 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
13 11 (0.61%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.56%) IaaS
15 9 (0.50%) Amazon ECS
15 9 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
17 7 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.17%) LAN
2 31 (1.72%) DNS
3 29 (1.61%) Firewall
4 27 (1.50%) WAN
5 16 (0.89%) Internet
6 15 (0.83%) ATM
7 12 (0.67%) VPN
8 9 (0.50%) MPLS
8 9 (0.50%) Skype
8 9 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.39%) Wireless
10 6 (0.33%) FTP
10 6 (0.33%) HTTP
10 6 (0.33%) IP Telephony
10 6 (0.33%) Network Security
11 5 (0.28%) DHCP
11 5 (0.28%) SAN
11 5 (0.28%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.22%) Intranet
12 4 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 84 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (3.83%) Big Data
4 60 (3.33%) Power BI
5 40 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 37 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (2.00%) Data Lake
8 30 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 21 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
13 18 (1.00%) MongoDB
13 18 (1.00%) Relational Database
14 13 (0.72%) BigQuery
14 13 (0.72%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.67%) MySQL
16 11 (0.61%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (0.56%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 98 (5.44%) JIRA
2 64 (3.56%) Git (software)
3 54 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 41 (2.28%) Cucumber
5 33 (1.83%) Selenium
6 32 (1.78%) Maven
7 17 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.83%) JUnit
9 10 (0.56%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.50%) Burp Suite
10 9 (0.50%) GitLab
10 9 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.50%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.50%) webpack
11 8 (0.44%) Gradle
11 8 (0.44%) Mockito
11 8 (0.44%) Zephyr
12 7 (0.39%) Axure RP
12 7 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 271 (15.06%) Finance
2 119 (6.61%) Banking
3 107 (5.94%) Telecoms
4 83 (4.61%) Marketing
5 73 (4.06%) Manufacturing
6 45 (2.50%) Public Sector
7 39 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.67%) Retail Banking
9 29 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
10 25 (1.39%) Law
11 24 (1.33%) Legal
12 19 (1.06%) Automotive
13 13 (0.72%) Games
14 11 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.50%) Retail Finance
16 8 (0.44%) Advertising
16 8 (0.44%) German Language
17 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.39%) French Language
18 6 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 328 (18.22%) Developer
2 274 (15.22%) Analyst
3 184 (10.22%) Project Manager
4 180 (10.00%) Architect
5 118 (6.56%) Business Analyst
6 87 (4.83%) Consultant
7 75 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 52 (2.89%) .NET Developer
9 46 (2.56%) Designer
10 41 (2.28%) Java Developer
11 39 (2.17%) React Developer
12 38 (2.11%) DevOps Engineer
13 37 (2.06%) IT Manager
14 36 (2.00%) C# Developer
15 35 (1.94%) IT Engineer
15 35 (1.94%) Service Analyst
16 33 (1.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 32 (1.78%) Data Analyst
17 32 (1.78%) Product Owner
18 30 (1.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (5.72%) .NET
2 96 (5.33%) HTML
3 85 (4.72%) CSS
4 74 (4.11%) React
5 72 (4.00%) REST
6 59 (3.28%) AngularJS
6 59 (3.28%) Web Services
7 56 (3.11%) Node.js
8 45 (2.50%) Spring
9 42 (2.33%) HTML5
10 35 (1.94%) jQuery
11 34 (1.89%) Redux
12 32 (1.78%) ASP.NET
13 30 (1.67%) CSS3
14 28 (1.56%) RESTful
15 24 (1.33%) XML
16 22 (1.22%) SOAP
17 21 (1.17%) .NET Framework
17 21 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
18 20 (1.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 101 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.11%) User Experience
3 80 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 62 (3.44%) EPoS
5 53 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
6 45 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 43 (2.39%) FMCG
8 37 (2.06%) Mobile App
9 30 (1.67%) NHS
10 29 (1.61%) Driving Licence
10 29 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
11 20 (1.11%) Virtual Team
12 13 (0.72%) Fat Client
12 13 (0.72%) Thin Client
13 12 (0.67%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.56%) Social Media
15 8 (0.44%) iPad
16 7 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (0.39%) Hedge funds
16 7 (0.39%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 178 (9.89%) Windows
2 82 (4.56%) Windows 10
3 60 (3.33%) Linux
4 42 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 31 (1.72%) Android
6 27 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.22%) Windows Server
8 16 (0.89%) Unix
8 16 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.33%) AIX
13 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.28%) Solaris
14 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.22%) VMS
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.22%) zOS
15 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (20.28%) E-Commerce
3 212 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 136 (7.56%) Project Management
5 127 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
6 107 (5.94%) Scrum
7 101 (5.61%) DevOps
8 98 (5.44%) Analytics
9 94 (5.22%) Migration
10 93 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
11 86 (4.78%) CRM
12 84 (4.67%) ERP
13 82 (4.56%) TDD
14 79 (4.39%) Microservices
15 78 (4.33%) Waterfall
16 76 (4.22%) Project Delivery
17 63 (3.50%) ITIL
18 58 (3.22%) Information Security
19 57 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
19 57 (3.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 203 (11.28%) SQL
2 153 (8.50%) JavaScript
3 122 (6.78%) Java
4 100 (5.56%) C#
5 74 (4.11%) Python
6 39 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 31 (1.72%) TypeScript
8 29 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 24 (1.33%) PHP
10 15 (0.83%) C
10 15 (0.83%) Java 8
11 13 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 12 (0.67%) ES6
13 11 (0.61%) R
13 11 (0.61%) Scala
14 10 (0.56%) Ruby
15 9 (0.50%) VBA
16 8 (0.44%) Apple Swift
17 7 (0.39%) Delphi
17 7 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (3.56%) Degree
2 61 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 56 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.39%) CISSP
5 19 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
7 13 (0.72%) CISM
7 13 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.72%) SANS
8 12 (0.67%) GIAC
8 12 (0.67%) PMP
9 10 (0.56%) CLAS
10 9 (0.50%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.39%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.39%) Postgraduate
13 6 (0.33%) ISEB
13 6 (0.33%) NVQ Level 4
14 5 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.94%) QA
2 44 (2.44%) PMO
3 30 (1.67%) GDPR
4 25 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (1.22%) PCI DSS
6 21 (1.17%) SLA
7 11 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (0.61%) NIST
8 8 (0.44%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.22%) COBIT
10 3 (0.17%) SEPA
11 1 (0.056%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.056%) Basel III
11 1 (0.056%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.056%) NCSC
11 1 (0.056%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.056%) P3O
11 1 (0.056%) PSD2
11 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 63 (3.50%) Docker
3 14 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.28%) BitLocker
4 5 (0.28%) Postfix
5 2 (0.11%) HDFS
5 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.056%) iptables
6 1 (0.056%) KVM
6 1 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.056%) NDS
6 1 (0.056%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.056%) RHEV
6 1 (0.056%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.056%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.056%) vSphere
6 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 43 (2.39%) SCCM
3 37 (2.06%) Terraform
4 25 (1.39%) Ansible
5 15 (0.83%) Puppet
6 12 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.50%) Nessus
8 8 (0.44%) AirWatch
9 7 (0.39%) HP ALM
9 7 (0.39%) OpenView
10 6 (0.33%) OVSD
11 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.22%) SCOM
11 4 (0.22%) vRealize
12 3 (0.17%) Istio
12 3 (0.17%) MOM
12 3 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 2 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 170 (9.44%) Microsoft
2 111 (6.17%) Oracle
3 101 (5.61%) SAP
4 59 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
5 57 (3.17%) HP
6 51 (2.83%) VMware
7 48 (2.67%) Adobe
8 47 (2.61%) Google
9 42 (2.33%) Dell
10 33 (1.83%) McAfee
11 26 (1.44%) Cisco
12 23 (1.28%) IBM
13 22 (1.22%) Tableau
14 20 (1.11%) Databricks
15 16 (0.89%) Demandware
16 15 (0.83%) hybris
17 12 (0.67%) Citrix
17 12 (0.67%) ServiceNow
18 11 (0.61%) Red Hat
18 11 (0.61%) Workday