Period
to 20 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 51 47
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,480 3,942 3,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.20% 4.32% 4.48%
As % of the General category 11.70% 11.53% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,209 2,592 2,435
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £268
90th Percentile £650 £602 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 72 28
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.20% - +16.19%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.03 £11.45
90th Percentile £24.01 £72.50 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +8.20% -3.17% +20.00%

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 29,743 34,177 32,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.87% 37.50% 38.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,462 22,572 21,575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 797 803
England median hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +4.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.45 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.42 £51.75 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -4.76%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 -5 1,788 £500 +5.26% 300
South East +3 515 £463 +2.78% 116
North of England +13 399 £425 - 184
Midlands -4 320 £413 +3.13% 140
East of England -15 245 £475 - 57
Yorkshire +12 207 £425 - 72
South West +26 203 £426 +0.12% 63
North West +4 179 £438 +6.06% 102
West Midlands -10 171 £425 +5.59% 56
East Midlands +6 136 £385 +2.67% 84
North East +24 13 £394 +31.80% 10
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 1,125 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (22.39%) E-Commerce
3 663 (19.05%) Finance
4 413 (11.87%) SQL
5 390 (11.21%) Java
6 368 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 340 (9.77%) JavaScript
8 332 (9.54%) Microsoft
9 326 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
10 314 (9.02%) Project Management
11 298 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
12 284 (8.16%) Scrum
13 272 (7.82%) SAP
14 269 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
15 268 (7.70%) DevOps
16 262 (7.53%) JIRA
17 261 (7.50%) Analytics
18 242 (6.95%) Microservices
19 230 (6.61%) Oracle
20 217 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
21 210 (6.03%) Banking
22 208 (5.98%) HTML
22 208 (5.98%) Python
23 204 (5.86%) Jenkins
24 203 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
25 202 (5.80%) CSS
26 200 (5.75%) Migration
27 197 (5.66%) .NET
27 197 (5.66%) Test Automation
28 196 (5.63%) Windows

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 (2.93%) Confluence
2 83 (2.39%) WebSphere
3 50 (1.44%) CMS
4 47 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 38 (1.09%) SAS
6 32 (0.92%) SharePoint
7 31 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 29 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 28 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 24 (0.69%) Apache
11 18 (0.52%) MS Exchange
12 15 (0.43%) nginx
13 12 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.26%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.26%) Skype for Business
16 8 (0.23%) Apache Solr
17 7 (0.20%) Mule
17 7 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 105 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 88 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (2.10%) Sketch
4 35 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (0.95%) InVision
6 29 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
8 18 (0.52%) Zeplin
9 14 (0.40%) MS Visio
10 11 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.29%) SPSS
12 9 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.23%) Marvel
13 8 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.11%) Stata
15 3 (0.086%) FreeHand
15 3 (0.086%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 58 (1.67%) SAP Retail
2 51 (1.47%) Oracle Retail
3 44 (1.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 42 (1.21%) Magento
5 28 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.80%) SAP FI
6 27 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 24 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
8 18 (0.52%) SAP CO
8 18 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
9 14 (0.40%) SAP CRM
9 14 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
10 12 (0.34%) Fredhopper
10 12 (0.34%) SAP BPC
11 11 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 8 (0.23%) NetSuite
12 8 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
13 7 (0.20%) Retail-J
13 7 (0.20%) SAP APO
13 7 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 326 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
2 298 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (2.93%) Office 365
4 93 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 91 (2.61%) Power Platform
6 65 (1.87%) Serverless
7 49 (1.41%) SaaS
8 46 (1.32%) PaaS
9 38 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
9 38 (1.09%) Google Analytics
10 31 (0.89%) Amazon S3
11 30 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
12 25 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (0.60%) GitHub
14 20 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
14 20 (0.57%) Azure Functions
14 20 (0.57%) npm
15 19 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
15 19 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (2.18%) Firewall
2 64 (1.84%) WAN
3 62 (1.78%) DNS
4 50 (1.44%) LAN
5 30 (0.86%) Network Security
6 29 (0.83%) Internet
7 27 (0.78%) HTTP
8 26 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (0.69%) Wireless
10 21 (0.60%) DHCP
11 20 (0.57%) SSL
12 17 (0.49%) TCP/IP
13 16 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (0.46%) VPN
14 14 (0.40%) BGP
14 14 (0.40%) Skype
15 13 (0.37%) OSPF
15 13 (0.37%) WebEx
16 11 (0.32%) MPLS
17 10 (0.29%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 150 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 120 (3.45%) Big Data
4 88 (2.53%) Power BI
5 78 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (2.10%) NoSQL
7 70 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
8 62 (1.78%) MySQL
9 57 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 52 (1.49%) Relational Database
11 44 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 43 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 42 (1.21%) MongoDB
14 39 (1.12%) Data Lake
15 36 (1.03%) DB2
16 29 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
17 28 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
18 25 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 25 (0.72%) SAP BW
19 22 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 262 (7.53%) JIRA
2 204 (5.86%) Jenkins
3 180 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 92 (2.64%) Selenium
5 68 (1.95%) TeamCity
6 50 (1.44%) JUnit
7 43 (1.24%) Cucumber
8 37 (1.06%) Maven
9 35 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
10 34 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
11 31 (0.89%) webpack
12 29 (0.83%) SonarQube
13 28 (0.80%) Jasmine
14 27 (0.78%) WebDriver
15 26 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
16 25 (0.72%) SoapUI
16 25 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
17 24 (0.69%) Visual Studio
18 23 (0.66%) Axure RP
19 19 (0.55%) Gradle
General
1 663 (19.05%) Finance
2 210 (6.03%) Banking
3 191 (5.49%) Marketing
4 133 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 109 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 63 (1.81%) Games
7 56 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 52 (1.49%) Legal
9 41 (1.18%) Retail Banking
10 29 (0.83%) Automotive
11 26 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 25 (0.72%) Back Office
13 21 (0.60%) Electronics
14 20 (0.57%) Advertising
15 13 (0.37%) Billing
16 12 (0.34%) Law
16 12 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.34%) Retail Finance
17 10 (0.29%) German Language
18 9 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 657 (18.88%) Analyst
2 589 (16.93%) Developer
3 433 (12.44%) Architect
4 399 (11.47%) Project Manager
5 336 (9.66%) Business Analyst
6 193 (5.55%) Solutions Architect
7 180 (5.17%) Consultant
8 134 (3.85%) Designer
9 99 (2.84%) Test Analyst
10 83 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
11 75 (2.16%) .NET Developer
12 73 (2.10%) Retail Business Analyst
13 65 (1.87%) IT Manager
13 65 (1.87%) Java Developer
14 64 (1.84%) Data Architect
15 62 (1.78%) E-Commerce Manager
16 60 (1.72%) E-Commerce Analyst
17 59 (1.70%) UX Designer
18 58 (1.67%) React Developer
19 57 (1.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (5.98%) HTML
2 202 (5.80%) CSS
3 197 (5.66%) .NET
4 170 (4.89%) React
5 151 (4.34%) Node.js
6 144 (4.14%) Web Services
7 115 (3.30%) AngularJS
8 96 (2.76%) RESTful
9 92 (2.64%) Spring
10 90 (2.59%) REST
11 69 (1.98%) XML
12 62 (1.78%) Kafka
13 60 (1.72%) Redux
14 58 (1.67%) HTML5
15 57 (1.64%) J2EE
16 53 (1.52%) ASP.NET
16 53 (1.52%) jQuery
16 53 (1.52%) Sass
17 51 (1.47%) CSS3
17 51 (1.47%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 217 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (5.46%) User Experience
3 93 (2.67%) NHS
4 77 (2.21%) FMCG
5 75 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 72 (2.07%) EPoS
6 72 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
7 69 (1.98%) Data Centre
8 58 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 51 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
10 45 (1.29%) Hedge funds
11 25 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (0.72%) Mainframe
12 23 (0.66%) Algorithms
13 21 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 21 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.55%) Virtual Team
15 18 (0.52%) Taxonomies
16 17 (0.49%) Credit Risk
16 17 (0.49%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 196 (5.63%) Windows
2 118 (3.39%) Linux
3 68 (1.95%) Windows 10
4 67 (1.93%) Android
5 54 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.49%) Unix
6 52 (1.49%) Windows Server
7 38 (1.09%) Windows 7
8 19 (0.55%) Mac OS
9 18 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.26%) AIX
12 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.20%) Solaris
14 6 (0.17%) VMS
15 5 (0.14%) MVS
16 4 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,125 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (22.39%) E-Commerce
3 368 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 314 (9.02%) Project Management
5 284 (8.16%) Scrum
6 269 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
7 268 (7.70%) DevOps
8 261 (7.50%) Analytics
9 242 (6.95%) Microservices
10 203 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
11 200 (5.75%) Migration
12 197 (5.66%) Test Automation
13 179 (5.14%) TDD
14 170 (4.89%) Waterfall
15 156 (4.48%) CRM
16 148 (4.25%) ITIL
17 139 (3.99%) ERP
18 130 (3.74%) BDD
18 130 (3.74%) Continuous Integration
19 127 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 413 (11.87%) SQL
2 390 (11.21%) Java
3 340 (9.77%) JavaScript
4 208 (5.98%) Python
5 172 (4.94%) C#
6 68 (1.95%) PowerShell
7 62 (1.78%) T-SQL
8 57 (1.64%) PHP
9 47 (1.35%) ES6
10 45 (1.29%) R
11 40 (1.15%) Java 8
12 36 (1.03%) Ruby
13 35 (1.01%) Scala
14 31 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 27 (0.78%) TypeScript
16 24 (0.69%) Bash Shell
17 23 (0.66%) C
17 23 (0.66%) C++
18 22 (0.63%) Shell Script
19 20 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 138 (3.97%) Degree
2 42 (1.21%) ISEB
2 42 (1.21%) ISTQB
3 39 (1.12%) Security Cleared
4 38 (1.09%) SC Cleared
5 34 (0.98%) CISSP
6 27 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 23 (0.66%) PMP
8 22 (0.63%) CISM
9 21 (0.60%) PhD
10 17 (0.49%) Master's Degree
11 16 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.43%) CISA
12 15 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (0.34%) MCSE
14 11 (0.32%) CCNP
14 11 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.20%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.02%) QA
2 78 (2.24%) PMO
3 44 (1.26%) GDPR
4 37 (1.06%) SLA
5 36 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.37%) IFRS
8 12 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (0.32%) IFRS 9
9 11 (0.32%) SEPA
10 10 (0.29%) PSD2
11 7 (0.20%) COBIT
12 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.086%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.086%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.086%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.086%) NIST
14 2 (0.057%) COSO
14 2 (0.057%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 165 (4.74%) Docker
2 134 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (0.49%) vSphere
5 9 (0.26%) Squid
6 8 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.23%) Varnish
7 6 (0.17%) NDS
8 5 (0.14%) HDFS
8 5 (0.14%) XenApp
9 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.11%) Firmware
9 4 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.086%) vCloud
11 2 (0.057%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.057%) Postfix
11 2 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 119 (3.42%) Kubernetes
2 99 (2.84%) Ansible
3 92 (2.64%) Terraform
4 74 (2.13%) Puppet
5 65 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (1.26%) SCCM
7 14 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.29%) MOM
10 9 (0.26%) FreeIPA
10 9 (0.26%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
11 8 (0.23%) Marathon
11 8 (0.23%) Mesos
12 7 (0.20%) logstash
12 7 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
13 6 (0.17%) Automic
13 6 (0.17%) HP ALM
13 6 (0.17%) Nessus
13 6 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 332 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 272 (7.82%) SAP
3 230 (6.61%) Oracle
4 122 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
5 121 (3.48%) Google
6 95 (2.73%) hybris
7 90 (2.59%) IBM
8 85 (2.44%) Adobe
9 65 (1.87%) Cisco
10 63 (1.81%) VMware
11 59 (1.70%) Tableau
12 32 (0.92%) JDA
13 30 (0.86%) F5
14 29 (0.83%) MuleSoft
15 27 (0.78%) Palo Alto
16 26 (0.75%) Citrix
17 21 (0.60%) Atlassian
18 20 (0.57%) Splunk
19 19 (0.55%) Arista
19 19 (0.55%) Talend