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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 36 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1  
Contract jobs citing Retail 2079 2344 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.81% 4.74% 4.73%
As % of the General category 12.25% 13.01% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1504 1542
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 29
Median hourly rate £14.75 £11.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.53% -30.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £39.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -57.33% +134.37%  

Retail is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16974 18019 19637
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 39.26% 36.44% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11203 12251 12926
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 443 488
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.10 £47.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Retail as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 1098 £475 - 351
South East -4 240 £416 -2.05% 78
East of England -11 138 £450 +5.88% 59
East Midlands +5 131 £375 -6.25% 38
North West +1 126 £425 - 75
West Midlands +14 122 £388 -12.92% 55
South West +27 102 £350 +7.69% 35
Yorkshire -12 86 £425 +4.93% 48
North East +79 8 £363 +3.57% 2
Midlands +3 8 £500 - 96
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Retail.

1 1048 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1039 (26.03%) Finance
3 778 (19.49%) Banking
4 664 (16.63%) E-Commerce
5 520 (13.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 506 (12.68%) SQL
7 493 (12.35%) Retail Banking
8 423 (10.60%) Java
9 393 (9.84%) Oracle
10 384 (9.62%) Project Management
11 374 (9.37%) SAP
12 362 (9.07%) Microsoft
13 321 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
14 319 (7.99%) JavaScript
15 310 (7.77%) Scrum
16 274 (6.86%) HTML
17 271 (6.79%) JIRA
18 248 (6.21%) CSS
19 240 (6.01%) TDD
20 235 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
21 232 (5.81%) User Experience
22 228 (5.71%) Windows
23 227 (5.69%) Business Analysis
24 219 (5.49%) Marketing
25 213 (5.34%) SQL Server
26 209 (5.24%) Migration
27 201 (5.04%) Analytics
28 197 (4.93%) CRM
29 193 (4.83%) Degree
30 179 (4.48%) .NET

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
1 103 (2.58%) WebSphere
2 96 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 94 (2.35%) CMS
4 75 (1.88%) SAS
5 69 (1.73%) Confluence
6 46 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 41 (1.03%) Apache
7 41 (1.03%) WebLogic
8 37 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 34 (0.85%) JBoss
10 30 (0.75%) Apache Spark
10 30 (0.75%) Skype for Business
11 26 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
12 23 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 21 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 15 (0.38%) Drupal
14 15 (0.38%) IIS
15 12 (0.30%) MS Exchange
15 12 (0.30%) Mule
15 12 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 168 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
3 72 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 50 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 21 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
8 11 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.20%) InDesign
10 4 (0.10%) SPSS
11 3 (0.075%) EngageOne
11 3 (0.075%) InVision
11 3 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.050%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.050%) ImageReady
13 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.025%) Stata
Business Applications
1 107 (2.68%) SAP Retail
2 72 (1.80%) Oracle Retail
3 63 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
4 53 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 45 (1.13%) Magento
6 39 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
7 37 (0.93%) SAP FI
8 33 (0.83%) SAP CO
8 33 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
9 27 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
10 26 (0.65%) SAP SD
11 25 (0.63%) SAP MM
12 23 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
13 21 (0.53%) Temenos T24
14 20 (0.50%) Unica
15 18 (0.45%) SAP FSCM
16 17 (0.43%) SAP ERP
17 16 (0.40%) OpenText VIM for SAP
18 15 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
19 14 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 140 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (1.90%) Office 365
4 43 (1.08%) GitHub
5 38 (0.95%) SaaS
6 29 (0.73%) PaaS
7 25 (0.63%) Yammer
8 22 (0.55%) Google Analytics
9 21 (0.53%) IaaS
10 18 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (0.38%) OpenShift
12 13 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
15 7 (0.18%) OneDrive
15 7 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
16 6 (0.15%) AdWords
16 6 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.15%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.45%) Firewall
2 52 (1.30%) LAN
3 51 (1.28%) Internet
4 50 (1.25%) WAN
5 40 (1.00%) VPN
6 38 (0.95%) DNS
7 31 (0.78%) Wireless
8 27 (0.68%) TCP/IP
9 23 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (0.55%) HTTP
11 21 (0.53%) Intranet
11 21 (0.53%) Network Security
12 20 (0.50%) MPLS
13 18 (0.45%) DHCP
14 17 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (0.38%) Skype
15 15 (0.38%) SSL
16 14 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (0.30%) SAN
18 11 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 122 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 81 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (2.00%) Big Data
4 80 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 79 (1.98%) MySQL
6 69 (1.73%) Hadoop
7 63 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 55 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 54 (1.35%) Relational Database
10 47 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
11 43 (1.08%) MongoDB
12 42 (1.05%) Oracle Database
13 41 (1.03%) DB2
14 37 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
15 35 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
16 31 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
17 23 (0.58%) Endeca
18 21 (0.53%) Power BI
18 21 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 271 (6.79%) JIRA
2 170 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 164 (4.11%) Jenkins
4 146 (3.66%) Selenium
5 61 (1.53%) Cucumber
6 41 (1.03%) Maven
7 38 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 38 (0.95%) WebDriver
8 37 (0.93%) JIRA Agile
9 34 (0.85%) Subversion
10 29 (0.73%) JUnit
11 27 (0.68%) Axure RP
11 27 (0.68%) Gradle
12 24 (0.60%) Mocha
12 24 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (0.53%) MSTest
13 21 (0.53%) NUnit
14 20 (0.50%) Calabash
14 20 (0.50%) Jasmine
15 19 (0.48%) Appium
General
1 1039 (26.03%) Finance
2 778 (19.49%) Banking
3 493 (12.35%) Retail Banking
4 219 (5.49%) Marketing
5 131 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 91 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 78 (1.95%) Investment Banking
8 76 (1.90%) Legal
9 66 (1.65%) Back Office
10 56 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 54 (1.35%) Advertising
12 40 (1.00%) Games
13 34 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
14 32 (0.80%) Billing
15 31 (0.78%) Private Banking
16 24 (0.60%) General Ledger
17 23 (0.58%) Automotive
18 22 (0.55%) Financial Institution
19 19 (0.48%) Front Office
20 17 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 860 (21.54%) Analyst
2 684 (17.13%) Developer
3 482 (12.07%) Project Manager
4 435 (10.90%) Business Analyst
5 402 (10.07%) Architect
6 324 (8.12%) Consultant
7 195 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
8 123 (3.08%) Retail Business Analyst
9 113 (2.83%) SAP Consultant
10 111 (2.78%) Test Analyst
11 105 (2.63%) Designer
12 98 (2.45%) Java Developer
13 92 (2.30%) IT Manager
14 85 (2.13%) Banking Analyst
15 81 (2.03%) Programme Manager
16 77 (1.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 70 (1.75%) Senior Developer
18 68 (1.70%) JavaScript Developer
19 67 (1.68%) Angular Developer
20 65 (1.63%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (6.86%) HTML
2 248 (6.21%) CSS
3 179 (4.48%) .NET
4 163 (4.08%) Web Services
5 146 (3.66%) AngularJS
6 130 (3.26%) HTML5
7 127 (3.18%) Node.js
8 113 (2.83%) CSS3
9 104 (2.61%) React
9 104 (2.61%) XML
10 99 (2.48%) jQuery
11 94 (2.35%) RESTful
12 90 (2.25%) ASP.NET
13 80 (2.00%) Spring
14 77 (1.93%) REST
15 75 (1.88%) JSON
16 71 (1.78%) J2EE
17 69 (1.73%) SOAP
18 58 (1.45%) Sass
19 43 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 321 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 232 (5.81%) User Experience
3 125 (3.13%) EPoS
4 106 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 99 (2.48%) FMCG
6 98 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 72 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
8 58 (1.45%) Computer Science
9 57 (1.43%) Data Centre
10 45 (1.13%) Social Media
11 44 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
12 42 (1.05%) Credit Risk
13 30 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (0.65%) iPad
15 25 (0.63%) Virtual Team
16 23 (0.58%) Client/Server
16 23 (0.58%) Online Banking
17 20 (0.50%) Algorithms
18 18 (0.45%) Data Structures
19 17 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 228 (5.71%) Windows
2 145 (3.63%) Linux
3 138 (3.46%) Unix
4 69 (1.73%) Android
5 64 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.23%) Windows Server
7 35 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 25 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.53%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.40%) AIX
11 16 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.18%) Solaris
16 6 (0.15%) SUSE
17 4 (0.10%) HPUX
17 4 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1048 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
2 664 (16.63%) E-Commerce
3 520 (13.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 384 (9.62%) Project Management
5 310 (7.77%) Scrum
6 240 (6.01%) TDD
7 235 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
8 227 (5.69%) Business Analysis
9 209 (5.24%) Migration
10 201 (5.04%) Analytics
11 197 (4.93%) CRM
12 175 (4.38%) DevOps
12 175 (4.38%) ERP
12 175 (4.38%) Test Automation
12 175 (4.38%) Waterfall
13 160 (4.01%) BDD
14 159 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
15 158 (3.96%) ITIL
16 148 (3.71%) PRINCE2
17 141 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 506 (12.68%) SQL
2 423 (10.60%) Java
3 319 (7.99%) JavaScript
4 164 (4.11%) C#
5 84 (2.10%) Python
6 51 (1.28%) T-SQL
7 46 (1.15%) PHP
8 42 (1.05%) Ruby
9 38 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 36 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 28 (0.70%) Scala
12 27 (0.68%) Apple Swift
12 27 (0.68%) C++
13 25 (0.63%) C
13 25 (0.63%) Perl
13 25 (0.63%) VBA
14 24 (0.60%) PowerShell
15 23 (0.58%) R
16 22 (0.55%) VB
17 20 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 193 (4.83%) Degree
2 83 (2.08%) ISEB
3 50 (1.25%) PMI Certification
4 46 (1.15%) PMP
5 35 (0.88%) ISTQB
5 35 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 32 (0.80%) CISSP
7 23 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.45%) CISM
10 14 (0.35%) Master's Degree
10 14 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
12 12 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.28%) APMP
13 11 (0.28%) CISA
13 11 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.25%) MBA
14 10 (0.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (3.41%) QA
2 102 (2.56%) PMO
3 44 (1.10%) GDPR
4 40 (1.00%) SLA
5 38 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 24 (0.60%) IFRS
8 23 (0.58%) IFRS 9
9 20 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (0.35%) COBIT
11 11 (0.28%) MiFID
12 10 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.20%) Basel II
13 8 (0.20%) P3O
14 6 (0.15%) Solvency II
15 5 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
15 5 (0.13%) FATCA
15 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (0.10%) Basel III
16 4 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 94 (2.35%) Docker
2 87 (2.18%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.075%) HDFS
8 3 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.075%) XenApp
9 2 (0.050%) KVM
9 2 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.050%) RACF
9 2 (0.050%) vCloud
9 2 (0.050%) vSphere
10 1 (0.025%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.025%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.025%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 76 (1.90%) Ansible
2 64 (1.60%) Puppet
3 53 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (0.88%) SCCM
5 13 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
5 13 (0.33%) Terraform
6 6 (0.15%) Mesos
7 5 (0.13%) OpenAM
7 5 (0.13%) OpenIDM
8 4 (0.10%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.10%) Oozie
8 4 (0.10%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.075%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 3 (0.075%) CFEngine
9 3 (0.075%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.075%) Nagios
9 3 (0.075%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.075%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.075%) WSUS
Vendors
1 393 (9.84%) Oracle
2 374 (9.37%) SAP
3 362 (9.07%) Microsoft
4 152 (3.81%) IBM
5 92 (2.30%) Adobe
6 85 (2.13%) hybris
7 67 (1.68%) Cisco
8 66 (1.65%) Google
9 56 (1.40%) VMware
10 53 (1.33%) ATG
11 50 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 47 (1.18%) HP
13 38 (0.95%) Splunk
14 34 (0.85%) Citrix
15 33 (0.83%) Tableau
16 27 (0.68%) Remedy
17 23 (0.58%) Teradata
18 20 (0.50%) Infor
18 20 (0.50%) Sitecore
19 19 (0.48%) Demandware
Brentford, Middlesex
PMC retail
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 400-500pd - 3 month contract, likely to exte
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day 6 month rolling contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £410 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Revoco
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £480 - £530 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
JM
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day 6 mth rolling contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 - £147 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday