Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 48 44
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,837 3,881 4,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.21% 4.20% 4.54%
As % of the General category 11.61% 10.78% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,561 2,724 2,725
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £250 £200
90th Percentile £620 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 61 21
England median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +10.50% +16.36%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £20.19 £32.00 £37.25
UK median hourly rate £13.85 £18.00 £16.29
% change year-on-year -23.08% +10.50% +16.36%

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 33,059 35,987 32,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.27% 38.98% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,064 24,204 22,065
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £265
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 805 826
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.63% +4.86% -3.85%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.11 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.24% +4.43% -5.66%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 2,099 £488 +2.63% 537
South East -11 502 £474 +5.33% 188
North of England -11 456 £413 -1.79% 317
Midlands +1 444 £400 +6.67% 200
East Midlands +18 232 £413 +3.13% 87
Yorkshire +5 221 £400 - 123
North West -16 210 £425 - 181
West Midlands -14 207 £390 +6.85% 113
East of England -27 203 £450 +5.88% 88
South West -14 133 £450 +12.50% 78
North East +9 25 £365 -8.75% 13
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 1,307 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
2 854 (22.26%) E-Commerce
3 691 (18.01%) Finance
4 490 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 458 (11.94%) SQL
6 433 (11.28%) JavaScript
7 426 (11.10%) Java
8 342 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
9 334 (8.70%) Scrum
10 307 (8.00%) Microsoft
11 299 (7.79%) HTML
12 298 (7.77%) Oracle
13 284 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
14 280 (7.30%) CSS
14 280 (7.30%) Project Management
15 265 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
16 260 (6.78%) SAP
17 257 (6.70%) DevOps
18 246 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
19 235 (6.12%) Windows
20 234 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
21 230 (5.99%) SQL Server
22 229 (5.97%) Python
23 225 (5.86%) Test Automation
24 223 (5.81%) Analytics
25 221 (5.76%) TDD
26 219 (5.71%) Git (software)
27 213 (5.55%) User Experience
28 211 (5.50%) Node.js
29 205 (5.34%) Microservices

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 91 (2.37%) WebSphere
2 80 (2.08%) Confluence
3 71 (1.85%) CMS
4 59 (1.54%) SAS
5 58 (1.51%) Apache Spark
6 49 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 47 (1.22%) SharePoint
8 29 (0.76%) Mule
9 25 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 24 (0.63%) WordPress
11 22 (0.57%) Apache
12 18 (0.47%) Commerce Server
13 14 (0.36%) IIS
14 13 (0.34%) Anypoint
14 13 (0.34%) MS Exchange
14 13 (0.34%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.31%) CoreMedia CMS
15 12 (0.31%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.29%) Gunicorn
17 10 (0.26%) Marvel
Applications
1 123 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (0.96%) Photoshop
5 31 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 18 (0.47%) InVision
8 14 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.13%) SPSS
12 4 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
12 4 (0.10%) InDesign
12 4 (0.10%) Windchill
13 3 (0.078%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.026%) Stata
Business Applications
1 82 (2.14%) Oracle Retail
2 46 (1.20%) Magento
3 37 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 28 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
5 25 (0.65%) SAP Retail
6 23 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
6 23 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
7 19 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
8 14 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
9 13 (0.34%) Retail-J
10 12 (0.31%) NetSuite
10 12 (0.31%) Workday HCM
11 11 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 11 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 9 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
12 9 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
12 9 (0.23%) SAP ERP
13 8 (0.21%) SAP AFS
13 8 (0.21%) SAP CRM
14 7 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 342 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 265 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (2.68%) Serverless
4 95 (2.48%) Office 365
5 89 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
6 64 (1.67%) PaaS
7 60 (1.56%) SaaS
8 48 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 42 (1.09%) IaaS
10 35 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
11 28 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
11 28 (0.73%) GitHub
12 25 (0.65%) Amazon S3
13 24 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
15 19 (0.50%) Azure Functions
15 19 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
16 17 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
16 17 (0.44%) Google Analytics
17 16 (0.42%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 93 (2.42%) Firewall
2 56 (1.46%) DNS
3 53 (1.38%) VPN
4 50 (1.30%) WAN
5 48 (1.25%) LAN
6 36 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
7 35 (0.91%) TCP/IP
8 32 (0.83%) Internet
9 29 (0.76%) HTTP
10 27 (0.70%) VoIP
11 24 (0.63%) Wireless
12 21 (0.55%) Network Security
13 18 (0.47%) DHCP
14 17 (0.44%) MPLS
15 11 (0.29%) Unified Communications
16 8 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (0.21%) Skype
16 8 (0.21%) VLAN
17 6 (0.16%) WLAN
18 5 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 180 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 165 (4.30%) Relational Database
4 136 (3.54%) Big Data
5 135 (3.52%) MySQL
6 97 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
7 88 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 84 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 80 (2.08%) Power BI
10 76 (1.98%) NoSQL
11 75 (1.95%) MongoDB
12 71 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 60 (1.56%) Data Lake
14 55 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 40 (1.04%) RDBMS
16 36 (0.94%) Apache Hive
17 34 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 33 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
19 31 (0.81%) DB2
20 30 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 219 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 190 (4.95%) JIRA
3 142 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 132 (3.44%) Selenium
5 60 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 54 (1.41%) Mocha
7 48 (1.25%) Gatling
8 42 (1.09%) JUnit
9 41 (1.07%) Maven
10 36 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 33 (0.86%) webpack
12 29 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (0.73%) Visual Studio
14 27 (0.70%) WebDriver
15 25 (0.65%) Jasmine
15 25 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
15 25 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
16 24 (0.63%) Gradle
17 19 (0.50%) SpecFlow
18 18 (0.47%) Bitbucket
General
1 691 (18.01%) Finance
2 204 (5.32%) Marketing
3 183 (4.77%) Banking
4 114 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 103 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 67 (1.75%) Legal
7 37 (0.96%) Retail Banking
8 34 (0.89%) Automotive
9 30 (0.78%) Games
10 29 (0.76%) Back Office
11 25 (0.65%) Law
12 23 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.47%) Advertising
14 17 (0.44%) Retail Finance
15 14 (0.36%) Electronics
15 14 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.31%) Billing
16 12 (0.31%) French Language
16 12 (0.31%) General Ledger
16 12 (0.31%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 761 (19.83%) Analyst
2 746 (19.44%) Developer
3 421 (10.97%) Architect
4 412 (10.74%) Business Analyst
5 399 (10.40%) Project Manager
6 205 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
7 158 (4.12%) Consultant
8 112 (2.92%) Designer
9 107 (2.79%) Java Developer
10 101 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
11 96 (2.50%) Retail Business Analyst
12 92 (2.40%) React Developer
13 91 (2.37%) Test Analyst
14 90 (2.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 81 (2.11%) IT Manager
16 76 (1.98%) .NET Developer
17 69 (1.80%) IT Project Manager
17 69 (1.80%) Senior Developer
18 66 (1.72%) C# Developer
18 66 (1.72%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (7.79%) HTML
2 280 (7.30%) CSS
3 211 (5.50%) Node.js
4 171 (4.46%) .NET
5 170 (4.43%) React
6 169 (4.40%) Web Services
7 134 (3.49%) REST
8 122 (3.18%) HTML5
9 121 (3.15%) AngularJS
10 119 (3.10%) Spring
11 117 (3.05%) CSS3
12 95 (2.48%) RESTful
13 71 (1.85%) Kafka
14 67 (1.75%) J2EE
15 66 (1.72%) ASP.NET
16 65 (1.69%) jQuery
17 64 (1.67%) Middleware
18 62 (1.62%) XML
19 55 (1.43%) Redux
20 52 (1.36%) Enzyme
Miscellaneous
1 284 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 213 (5.55%) User Experience
3 134 (3.49%) FMCG
4 114 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 111 (2.89%) EPoS
6 96 (2.50%) NHS
7 90 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 67 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 54 (1.41%) Data Centre
10 53 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
11 32 (0.83%) Fintech
12 31 (0.81%) Algorithms
13 24 (0.63%) Virtual Team
14 23 (0.60%) Public Cloud
15 19 (0.50%) iPad
15 19 (0.50%) W3C
16 18 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.44%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.44%) Robotics
18 16 (0.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 235 (6.12%) Windows
2 151 (3.94%) Linux
3 120 (3.13%) Unix
4 77 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 70 (1.82%) Windows 10
6 61 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 58 (1.51%) Android
8 41 (1.07%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.31%) AIX
13 11 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.13%) Mesosphere
17 4 (0.10%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,307 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
2 854 (22.26%) E-Commerce
3 490 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 334 (8.70%) Scrum
5 280 (7.30%) Project Management
6 257 (6.70%) DevOps
7 246 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
8 234 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
9 225 (5.86%) Test Automation
10 223 (5.81%) Analytics
11 221 (5.76%) TDD
12 205 (5.34%) Microservices
13 189 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
14 185 (4.82%) Waterfall
15 173 (4.51%) Migration
16 172 (4.48%) ERP
17 160 (4.17%) ITIL
18 157 (4.09%) Business Analysis
18 157 (4.09%) CRM
19 150 (3.91%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 458 (11.94%) SQL
2 433 (11.28%) JavaScript
3 426 (11.10%) Java
4 229 (5.97%) Python
5 167 (4.35%) C#
6 88 (2.29%) PHP
7 74 (1.93%) T-SQL
8 73 (1.90%) Java 8
9 69 (1.80%) ES6
10 54 (1.41%) Go
11 53 (1.38%) PowerShell
12 51 (1.33%) PL/SQL
13 49 (1.28%) R
14 39 (1.02%) C
15 35 (0.91%) Shell Script
16 28 (0.73%) Ruby
17 27 (0.70%) Scala
17 27 (0.70%) VBA
18 22 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 19 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 163 (4.25%) Degree
2 47 (1.22%) Security Cleared
3 45 (1.17%) SC Cleared
4 41 (1.07%) CISSP
4 41 (1.07%) ISEB
5 34 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 28 (0.73%) CISM
6 28 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (0.55%) PMP
8 20 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 19 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.42%) CCNA
11 15 (0.39%) CISA
11 15 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.39%) PhD
11 15 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (0.36%) Master's Degree
13 11 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (4.04%) QA
2 108 (2.81%) PMO
3 86 (2.24%) GDPR
4 50 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 47 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 41 (1.07%) SLA
7 38 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.34%) COBIT
9 9 (0.23%) IFRS
10 8 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.18%) IFRS 9
12 6 (0.16%) PSD2
12 6 (0.16%) WCAG
13 5 (0.13%) COSO
14 3 (0.078%) CRD IV
14 3 (0.078%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.052%) Actionable Recommendations
15 2 (0.052%) ISO 9002
15 2 (0.052%) TickIT
15 2 (0.052%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 183 (4.77%) Docker
2 151 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 49 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.68%) vSphere
5 22 (0.57%) Apache Flume
6 16 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.16%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.13%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.13%) HDFS
9 5 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.078%) Firmware
10 3 (0.078%) XenApp
11 2 (0.052%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.052%) Dovecot
11 2 (0.052%) Postfix
11 2 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.052%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.052%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 96 (2.50%) Ansible
2 90 (2.35%) Terraform
3 88 (2.29%) Kubernetes
4 41 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (0.91%) Puppet
5 35 (0.91%) SCCM
6 27 (0.70%) Mesos
7 26 (0.68%) Marathon
8 19 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (0.39%) Kibana
10 10 (0.26%) logstash
11 7 (0.18%) Salt
12 6 (0.16%) Nagios
12 6 (0.16%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.13%) Oozie
13 5 (0.13%) Packer
13 5 (0.13%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.10%) Grafana
14 4 (0.10%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.10%) QRadar
Vendors
1 307 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 298 (7.77%) Oracle
3 260 (6.78%) SAP
4 102 (2.66%) hybris
5 95 (2.48%) VMware
6 92 (2.40%) Google
7 89 (2.32%) IBM
8 78 (2.03%) Adobe
9 74 (1.93%) Cisco
10 73 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
11 52 (1.36%) Tableau
12 38 (0.99%) Citrix
12 38 (0.99%) HP
13 31 (0.81%) MuleSoft
14 29 (0.76%) Ab Initio
15 28 (0.73%) Talend
16 24 (0.63%) Apiary
16 24 (0.63%) Informatica
16 24 (0.63%) Red Hat
16 24 (0.63%) ServiceNow