Period
to

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 20 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 57 77 79
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2 -21
Contract jobs citing Retail 2,796 1,384 1,268
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.94% 3.01% 2.91%
As % of the General category 6.94% 5.65% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,703 776 775
10th Percentile £371 £313 £256
25th Percentile £450 £405 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £557
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £536 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +7.25% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 57 23
10th Percentile £13.25 - £12.40
25th Percentile £15.25 £12.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.86% -3.45% -7.72%
75th Percentile £22.00 £19.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £22.25 £21.00 £19.35
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% -3.33%

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 40,312 24,513 22,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 56.79% 53.23% 50.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,209 16,544 14,568
10th Percentile £317 £300 £258
25th Percentile £431 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £606 £588
90th Percentile £763 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,310 971 894
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.36
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £19.85
Median % change year-on-year -1.70% +10.83% +4.83%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.00 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.95%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 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
London +26 1,516 £575 +9.52% 302
South East +78 360 £500 +2.56% 143
North of England +4 305 £500 +17.65% 196
East of England -2 193 £520 -0.95% 59
Yorkshire +35 170 £500 +11.11% 80
Midlands +3 162 £450 +11.46% 130
North West -22 132 £475 +11.76% 99
South West -19 105 £525 +2.44% 76
West Midlands +9 103 £451 +10.21% 70
East Midlands -15 57 £450 +18.42% 60
North East -11 2 £500 +17.65% 17
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 England region with a requirement for Retail.

1 941 (33.66%) Agile
2 604 (21.60%) Social Skills
3 541 (19.35%) E-Commerce
4 526 (18.81%) Finance
5 425 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 305 (10.91%) Azure
7 259 (9.26%) SQL
8 251 (8.98%) Banking
9 244 (8.73%) Project Management
10 240 (8.58%) AWS
11 231 (8.26%) Scrum
12 221 (7.90%) SAP
12 221 (7.90%) Microsoft
13 215 (7.69%) DevOps
14 192 (6.87%) Analytics
15 188 (6.72%) User Experience
16 186 (6.65%) JIRA
17 182 (6.51%) Migration
18 177 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
19 175 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
20 168 (6.01%) Microservices
21 165 (5.90%) Waterfall
22 164 (5.87%) Java
23 161 (5.76%) Retail Banking
24 153 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
25 146 (5.22%) Investment Banking
26 144 (5.15%) Wealth Management
27 142 (5.08%) Project Delivery
28 140 (5.01%) Corporate Banking
29 136 (4.86%) CI/CD

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
1 111 (3.97%) Confluence
2 31 (1.11%) CMS
3 24 (0.86%) Apache Spark
4 16 (0.57%) IBM Domino
5 13 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.43%) Drupal
6 12 (0.43%) SAS
7 10 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.21%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.18%) Apache
12 5 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.14%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.11%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.11%) JBoss
14 3 (0.11%) nginx
14 3 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 73 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.32%) Sketch
4 33 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.61%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.29%) InVision
9 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.18%) SPSS
10 5 (0.18%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.14%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.14%) FreeHand
11 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.11%) InDesign
12 3 (0.11%) Marvel
13 2 (0.072%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 49 (1.75%) Shopify
2 34 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 32 (1.14%) SAP Retail
4 23 (0.82%) Magento
5 17 (0.61%) SAP ERP
6 15 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
7 14 (0.50%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 14 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
8 12 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 12 (0.43%) Workday HCM
9 10 (0.36%) NetSuite
10 9 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.32%) SAP MDG
11 8 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
12 7 (0.25%) SAP CAR
13 6 (0.21%) Findur
13 6 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
13 6 (0.21%) SAP CRM
14 5 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
14 5 (0.18%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 305 (10.91%) Azure
2 240 (8.58%) AWS
3 99 (3.54%) Microsoft 365
4 97 (3.47%) GCP
5 84 (3.00%) Power Platform
6 77 (2.75%) SaaS
7 52 (1.86%) Serverless
8 38 (1.36%) GitHub
9 36 (1.29%) Google Analytics
10 29 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
11 26 (0.93%) Snowflake
12 25 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (0.82%) PaaS
14 22 (0.79%) Amazon S3
15 21 (0.75%) Figma
16 19 (0.68%) IaaS
17 18 (0.64%) Miro
18 15 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
19 14 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
19 14 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
2 27 (0.97%) VPN
3 26 (0.93%) DNS
3 26 (0.93%) Firewall
4 22 (0.79%) WAN
5 19 (0.68%) LAN
6 18 (0.64%) HTTP
6 18 (0.64%) Internet
7 15 (0.54%) DHCP
8 14 (0.50%) Network Security
9 12 (0.43%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (0.29%) SSL
12 7 (0.25%) RFID
12 7 (0.25%) SAN
12 7 (0.25%) SMS
12 7 (0.25%) Wireshark
13 6 (0.21%) Wireless
14 5 (0.18%) FTP
14 5 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (2.54%) Power BI
2 68 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (2.07%) Tableau
4 56 (2.00%) SQL Server
5 50 (1.79%) MySQL
6 49 (1.75%) Big Data
7 34 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 23 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 19 (0.68%) DB2
9 19 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 17 (0.61%) NoSQL
11 16 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (0.57%) SAP HANA
12 14 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (0.50%) BigQuery
13 13 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (0.46%) Data Lake
14 10 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 186 (6.65%) JIRA
2 102 (3.65%) Git (software)
3 97 (3.47%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.79%) webpack
5 21 (0.75%) Bitbucket
6 18 (0.64%) Cypress.io
6 18 (0.64%) GitLab
7 17 (0.61%) Selenium
8 16 (0.57%) JMeter
9 15 (0.54%) Axure RP
10 11 (0.39%) Maven
10 11 (0.39%) Postman
11 10 (0.36%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.32%) Gradle
12 9 (0.32%) gulp
12 9 (0.32%) JUnit
13 8 (0.29%) ERwin
13 8 (0.29%) Subversion
14 7 (0.25%) Babel
14 7 (0.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 604 (21.60%) Social Skills
2 526 (18.81%) Finance
3 251 (8.98%) Banking
4 175 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
5 161 (5.76%) Retail Banking
6 146 (5.22%) Investment Banking
7 140 (5.01%) Corporate Banking
8 121 (4.33%) Presentation Skills
9 88 (3.15%) Legal
10 83 (2.97%) Telecoms
11 82 (2.93%) Marketing
12 70 (2.50%) Manufacturing
13 64 (2.29%) Influencing Skills
14 62 (2.22%) Organisational Skills
15 35 (1.25%) Back Office
16 32 (1.14%) Automotive
17 29 (1.04%) Public Sector
18 28 (1.00%) Games
19 22 (0.79%) Law
20 21 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 543 (19.42%) Analyst
2 354 (12.66%) Architect
3 333 (11.91%) Project Manager
4 330 (11.80%) Business Analyst
5 249 (8.91%) Solutions Architect
6 243 (8.69%) Developer
7 125 (4.47%) Product Manager
8 100 (3.58%) Designer
9 90 (3.22%) Consultant
10 88 (3.15%) Programme Manager
11 70 (2.50%) IT Manager
11 70 (2.50%) Service Analyst
12 63 (2.25%) Senior Manager
13 59 (2.11%) 1st Line Support
13 59 (2.11%) Retail Business Analyst
14 57 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
15 54 (1.93%) Service Desk Analyst
16 53 (1.90%) E-Commerce Analyst
16 53 (1.90%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
17 50 (1.79%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (3.54%) React
2 90 (3.22%) .NET
3 72 (2.58%) CSS
4 70 (2.50%) Node.js
5 69 (2.47%) HTML
6 51 (1.82%) Kafka
6 51 (1.82%) Spring
7 48 (1.72%) REST
7 48 (1.72%) Spring Boot
8 34 (1.22%) RESTful
9 33 (1.18%) AngularJS
10 28 (1.00%) Sass
11 26 (0.93%) .NET Core
12 25 (0.89%) Web Services
13 21 (0.75%) .NET Framework
13 21 (0.75%) Jest
14 17 (0.61%) JSON
15 16 (0.57%) HTML5
16 15 (0.54%) Velocity
17 14 (0.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 188 (6.72%) User Experience
2 75 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
3 73 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 72 (2.58%) FMCG
5 68 (2.43%) Mobile App
6 64 (2.29%) EPoS
7 48 (1.72%) Legacy Systems
8 42 (1.50%) Virtual Team
9 40 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
10 39 (1.39%) Public Cloud
11 37 (1.32%) Data Structures
12 33 (1.18%) Digital Signage
13 30 (1.07%) iPad
14 29 (1.04%) Data Centre
15 24 (0.86%) NHS
16 21 (0.75%) Hedge funds
16 21 (0.75%) Renewable Energy
17 18 (0.64%) Algorithms
17 18 (0.64%) IoT
18 14 (0.50%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 131 (4.69%) Windows
2 73 (2.61%) Linux
3 70 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 62 (2.22%) Windows 10
5 42 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 39 (1.39%) Android
7 32 (1.14%) Unix
8 29 (1.04%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.25%) CentOS
11 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.11%) VMS
13 2 (0.072%) AIX
13 2 (0.072%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.036%) MVS
14 1 (0.036%) OpenWrt
14 1 (0.036%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.036%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 941 (33.66%) Agile
2 541 (19.35%) E-Commerce
3 425 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 244 (8.73%) Project Management
5 231 (8.26%) Scrum
6 215 (7.69%) DevOps
7 192 (6.87%) Analytics
8 182 (6.51%) Migration
9 177 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
10 168 (6.01%) Microservices
11 165 (5.90%) Waterfall
12 153 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
13 144 (5.15%) Wealth Management
14 142 (5.08%) Project Delivery
15 136 (4.86%) CI/CD
16 134 (4.79%) User Stories
17 133 (4.76%) Logistics
18 129 (4.61%) Business Analysis
19 127 (4.54%) CRM
20 117 (4.18%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 259 (9.26%) SQL
2 164 (5.87%) Java
3 134 (4.79%) JavaScript
4 117 (4.18%) Python
5 68 (2.43%) C#
6 55 (1.97%) C
7 45 (1.61%) TypeScript
8 39 (1.39%) PowerShell
9 37 (1.32%) Bash
10 28 (1.00%) Kotlin
11 24 (0.86%) PHP
12 21 (0.75%) ES6
13 20 (0.72%) Scala
14 19 (0.68%) Groovy
15 15 (0.54%) Go
16 12 (0.43%) R
17 11 (0.39%) C++
17 11 (0.39%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.32%) Shell Script
19 8 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 112 (4.01%) Degree
2 61 (2.18%) Security Cleared
3 52 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 27 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (0.93%) A+ Certification
5 26 (0.93%) MCSA
6 18 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (0.61%) MCP
7 17 (0.61%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.50%) CISSP
8 14 (0.50%) PMP
9 12 (0.43%) CISM
10 11 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.32%) AWS Certification
11 9 (0.32%) SANS
12 7 (0.25%) CCNA
12 7 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.21%) ISEB
13 6 (0.21%) RHCE
14 5 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.90%) QA
2 72 (2.58%) SLA
3 52 (1.86%) PMO
4 43 (1.54%) GDPR
5 40 (1.43%) Accessibility
6 26 (0.93%) NIST
7 16 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.36%) COBIT
10 8 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.21%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.18%) SEPA
13 4 (0.14%) GRC
14 3 (0.11%) IFRS
14 3 (0.11%) ISO 20022
14 3 (0.11%) PSD2
15 2 (0.072%) GAAP
15 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.072%) PMBOK
System Software
1 113 (4.04%) Docker
2 70 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.32%) VMware NSX
5 6 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.14%) HDFS
7 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.072%) Postfix
8 2 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.072%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.072%) vSphere
9 1 (0.036%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.036%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.036%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.036%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.036%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 129 (4.61%) Kubernetes
2 108 (3.86%) Terraform
3 42 (1.50%) Ansible
4 21 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (0.68%) Grafana
6 17 (0.61%) SCCM
7 16 (0.57%) Puppet
8 12 (0.43%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.32%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.29%) Kibana
11 7 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.14%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.14%) vRealize
13 3 (0.11%) HP ALM
13 3 (0.11%) Istio
14 2 (0.072%) Consul
14 2 (0.072%) HP SiteScope
15 1 (0.036%) Jamf Pro
15 1 (0.036%) Packer
Vendors
1 221 (7.90%) Microsoft
1 221 (7.90%) SAP
2 114 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
3 102 (3.65%) Google
4 101 (3.61%) Adobe
4 101 (3.61%) Oracle
5 57 (2.04%) ServiceNow
6 44 (1.57%) hybris
7 36 (1.29%) Citrix
8 33 (1.18%) VMware
9 29 (1.04%) Cisco
10 25 (0.89%) Workday
11 22 (0.79%) IBM
12 17 (0.61%) MuleSoft
13 16 (0.57%) Alteryx
13 16 (0.57%) Meraki
13 16 (0.57%) Sun
13 16 (0.57%) Xerox
14 15 (0.54%) Teradata
15 14 (0.50%) Red Hat