Period
to 27 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 61 58
Rank change year-on-year -36 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 851 2,354 3,730
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.42% 3.62% 4.15%
As % of the General category 5.95% 9.83% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 1,513 2,540
Median daily rate £480 £450 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.64% +1.67%
10th Percentile £285 £200 £288
90th Percentile £675 £630 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 50 35
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +3.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.50 £12.58
90th Percentile £24.00 £46.40 £21.99
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.69
% change year-on-year -10.34% +5.92% -14.44%

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 14,314 23,948 35,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.76% 36.85% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,824 16,058 24,184
Median daily rate £500 £486 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% -0.77% +3.16%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 742 918
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.44% -3.42%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.21% -3.30%

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 January 2021.

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 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 -30 484 £500 - 193
North of England -31 103 £400 +0.13% 151
South East -27 87 £463 +10.12% 82
North West +12 82 £400 - 102
Midlands -47 51 £388 -7.46% 108
East of England -14 50 £475 +9.20% 42
South West +13 34 £458 +26.21% 36
East Midlands -19 32 £290 -28.62% 62
Yorkshire -59 20 £400 - 39
West Midlands -25 19 £425 - 45
North East +21 1 £100 -67.48% 10
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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.

1 239 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (22.33%) E-Commerce
3 142 (16.69%) Finance
4 113 (13.28%) Azure
5 111 (13.04%) SQL
6 100 (11.75%) Microsoft
7 98 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 91 (10.69%) DevOps
9 85 (9.99%) Java
10 77 (9.05%) AWS
11 70 (8.23%) JavaScript
12 67 (7.87%) Windows
13 65 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
14 63 (7.40%) SAP
14 63 (7.40%) Banking
14 63 (7.40%) JIRA
15 61 (7.17%) Project Management
16 60 (7.05%) Python
17 56 (6.58%) Microservices
18 55 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
18 55 (6.46%) Oracle
18 55 (6.46%) Analytics
19 52 (6.11%) Scrum
20 50 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
20 50 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
21 49 (5.76%) User Stories
22 46 (5.41%) Marketing
23 45 (5.29%) HTML
24 44 (5.17%) Migration
24 44 (5.17%) Docker

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 28 (3.29%) Confluence
2 20 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.12%) CMS
4 15 (1.76%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.53%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (0.71%) IBM Domino
10 5 (0.59%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.59%) Jupyter
10 5 (0.59%) SAS
10 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.47%) JBoss
11 4 (0.47%) nginx
12 3 (0.35%) WordPress
13 2 (0.24%) Apache
13 2 (0.24%) Mule
13 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.24%) PrestaShop
Applications
1 31 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 9 (1.06%) Sketch
5 8 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.24%) InVision
8 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.12%) Marvel
9 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (2.23%) Magento
2 14 (1.65%) Oracle Retail
3 8 (0.94%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.71%) Shopify
6 5 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.59%) SAP Retail
7 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.47%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.35%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.35%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 2 (0.24%) Fredhopper
9 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.24%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.24%) SAP PLM
9 2 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.12%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 113 (13.28%) Azure
2 77 (9.05%) AWS
3 35 (4.11%) Office 365
4 32 (3.76%) GCP
5 26 (3.06%) Serverless
6 25 (2.94%) Power Platform
7 20 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
8 19 (2.23%) GitHub
9 18 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
9 18 (2.12%) PaaS
10 16 (1.88%) SaaS
11 14 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (1.65%) IaaS
12 8 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 6 (0.71%) Amazon SageMaker
14 6 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.71%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.59%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.59%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (1.53%) Firewall
3 10 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.06%) Network Security
4 9 (1.06%) WAN
5 8 (0.94%) SAN
6 7 (0.82%) DNS
7 5 (0.59%) LAN
8 4 (0.47%) Internet
8 4 (0.47%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.35%) FTP
9 3 (0.35%) HTTP
9 3 (0.35%) VPN
10 2 (0.24%) DHCP
10 2 (0.24%) Skype
10 2 (0.24%) SSH
10 2 (0.24%) Wireless
11 1 (0.12%) RFID
11 1 (0.12%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (2.94%) Big Data
3 23 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 22 (2.59%) Power BI
5 21 (2.47%) MySQL
6 20 (2.35%) Tableau
7 12 (1.41%) BigQuery
7 12 (1.41%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (0.94%) Data Lake
9 8 (0.94%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (0.71%) DB2
11 6 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.59%) Amazon QuickSight
12 5 (0.59%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (7.40%) JIRA
2 36 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.29%) Maven
5 9 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.94%) webpack
7 7 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.71%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.59%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.59%) GitLab
9 5 (0.59%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.47%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.47%) Postman
10 4 (0.47%) REST Assured
11 3 (0.35%) Cypress.io
11 3 (0.35%) Mocha
11 3 (0.35%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 142 (16.69%) Finance
2 63 (7.40%) Banking
3 46 (5.41%) Marketing
4 30 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.12%) Public Sector
8 17 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (1.76%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.41%) Retail Finance
11 11 (1.29%) Corporate Banking
12 10 (1.18%) Automotive
13 9 (1.06%) Advertising
14 8 (0.94%) Games
14 8 (0.94%) Publishing
15 7 (0.82%) Billing
15 7 (0.82%) Law
15 7 (0.82%) Legal
16 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.59%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 168 (19.74%) Analyst
2 124 (14.57%) Developer
3 119 (13.98%) Architect
4 91 (10.69%) Business Analyst
5 69 (8.11%) Project Manager
6 60 (7.05%) Consultant
7 45 (5.29%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (3.41%) Designer
9 26 (3.06%) Retail Business Analyst
10 25 (2.94%) Java Developer
11 23 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
11 23 (2.70%) Service Analyst
12 21 (2.47%) React Developer
13 20 (2.35%) Data Engineer
13 20 (2.35%) Programme Manager
14 18 (2.12%) Service Desk Analyst
15 17 (2.00%) 1st Line Support
15 17 (2.00%) AWS Engineer
16 16 (1.88%) Data Scientist
16 16 (1.88%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.29%) HTML
2 43 (5.05%) CSS
3 41 (4.82%) Node.js
4 39 (4.58%) React
5 32 (3.76%) REST
6 30 (3.53%) Web Services
7 29 (3.41%) Spring
8 25 (2.94%) .NET
9 17 (2.00%) GraphQL
9 17 (2.00%) RESTful
9 17 (2.00%) XML
10 16 (1.88%) HTML5
10 16 (1.88%) JSON
11 14 (1.65%) Spring Boot
12 13 (1.53%) Kafka
13 12 (1.41%) Express
13 12 (1.41%) Middleware
14 11 (1.29%) .NET Core
14 11 (1.29%) SOAP
15 10 (1.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.05%) User Experience
3 34 (4.00%) FMCG
4 29 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.00%) Data Structures
6 17 (2.00%) EPoS
7 13 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.53%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.41%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.41%) Digital Signage
9 11 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.18%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (0.94%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.82%) Clustering
13 7 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.71%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 67 (7.87%) Windows
2 33 (3.88%) Apple iOS
3 32 (3.76%) Linux
4 24 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 17 (2.00%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.88%) Android
7 15 (1.76%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.06%) Unix
9 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.47%) MVS
14 2 (0.24%) zOS
15 1 (0.12%) AIX
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (22.33%) E-Commerce
3 98 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 91 (10.69%) DevOps
5 61 (7.17%) Project Management
6 56 (6.58%) Microservices
7 55 (6.46%) Analytics
7 55 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
8 52 (6.11%) Scrum
9 50 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 49 (5.76%) User Stories
11 44 (5.17%) Migration
12 43 (5.05%) Project Delivery
13 42 (4.94%) Change Management
13 42 (4.94%) ERP
14 37 (4.35%) Data Modelling
15 36 (4.23%) CRM
15 36 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
16 35 (4.11%) Logistics
16 35 (4.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 111 (13.04%) SQL
2 85 (9.99%) Java
3 70 (8.23%) JavaScript
4 60 (7.05%) Python
5 22 (2.59%) C#
6 15 (1.76%) PHP
6 15 (1.76%) TypeScript
7 13 (1.53%) PowerShell
7 13 (1.53%) Ruby
8 12 (1.41%) Apple Swift
9 10 (1.18%) C
10 7 (0.82%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.82%) ES6
11 6 (0.71%) Go
11 6 (0.71%) Java 8
12 5 (0.59%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.59%) Perl
12 5 (0.59%) Scala
12 5 (0.59%) VBA
13 4 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 36 (4.23%) Degree
2 20 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.06%) MCSA
6 8 (0.94%) A+ Certification
7 5 (0.59%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.47%) Tableau Certification
9 3 (0.35%) CISSP
9 3 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.35%) PMP
9 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.24%) ISEB
10 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.24%) MCSE
10 2 (0.24%) PhD
10 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.23%) QA
2 24 (2.82%) PMO
3 16 (1.88%) SLA
4 14 (1.65%) GDPR
5 12 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.41%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.82%) NIST
8 4 (0.47%) Section 508
8 4 (0.47%) WAI
9 3 (0.35%) PSD2
10 2 (0.24%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.12%) Basel III
11 1 (0.12%) COBIT
11 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.12%) IFRS
11 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 44 (5.17%) Docker
2 29 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.35%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.12%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 39 (4.58%) Terraform
3 16 (1.88%) Ansible
4 13 (1.53%) SCCM
5 9 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.94%) Puppet
7 6 (0.71%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.47%) Grafana
10 3 (0.35%) Nessus
10 3 (0.35%) SCOM
11 2 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.24%) IBM BigFix
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.12%) Consul
12 1 (0.12%) Kibana
12 1 (0.12%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.12%) Stealthwatch
12 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 100 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.40%) SAP
3 55 (6.46%) Oracle
4 50 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (3.53%) IBM
6 28 (3.29%) Adobe
6 28 (3.29%) hybris
7 25 (2.94%) Google
8 19 (2.23%) Cisco
8 19 (2.23%) VMware
9 15 (1.76%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.53%) Citrix
11 12 (1.41%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 8 (0.94%) Apple
12 8 (0.94%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.94%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.82%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.82%) Demandware
14 6 (0.71%) Xerox
15 5 (0.59%) Databricks