Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 48 45
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,990 4,130 4,458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.23% 4.37% 4.53%
As % of the General category 11.62% 11.00% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,703 2,857 2,921
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £235 £225
90th Percentile £613 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 57 29
England median hourly rate £13.69 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.68% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.25 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.73 £30.00 £56.60
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £15.65
% change year-on-year -11.48% -2.52% -2.22%

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 34,352 37,553 35,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.43% 39.72% 36.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,923 25,170 24,161
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.17%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 818 880
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.31 £24.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.18% +3.56% +0.87%
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £46.78
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +2.04% -2.00%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 +3 2,188 £488 +2.63% 587
South East -14 503 £450 +5.88% 197
North of England -20 468 £400 -5.88% 347
Midlands -4 445 £400 +6.67% 231
East of England -17 255 £425 - 87
Yorkshire +13 244 £413 +3.13% 110
East Midlands +10 234 £425 +9.68% 110
West Midlands -22 209 £390 +4.00% 121
North West -30 209 £400 -8.57% 217
South West -26 125 £433 +8.13% 111
North East -4 15 £365 +0.69% 20
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 1,321 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
2 911 (22.83%) E-Commerce
3 722 (18.10%) Finance
4 525 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 507 (12.71%) JavaScript
6 484 (12.13%) Java
7 442 (11.08%) SQL
8 398 (9.97%) Scrum
9 372 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
10 367 (9.20%) HTML
11 343 (8.60%) Microsoft
12 341 (8.55%) CSS
13 318 (7.97%) Oracle
14 304 (7.62%) Project Management
15 289 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
16 273 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
17 272 (6.82%) TDD
18 270 (6.77%) Windows
19 261 (6.54%) Python
20 255 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
21 254 (6.37%) Git (software)
22 253 (6.34%) SQL Server
23 250 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
24 241 (6.04%) SAP
25 239 (5.99%) User Experience
26 229 (5.74%) Node.js
27 228 (5.71%) Microservices
28 223 (5.59%) DevOps
29 220 (5.51%) Analytics
30 219 (5.49%) Test Automation

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 92 (2.31%) WebSphere
2 68 (1.70%) Confluence
3 60 (1.50%) CMS
4 57 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 53 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 52 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 52 (1.30%) SAS
7 31 (0.78%) Apache
8 29 (0.73%) Mule
9 27 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 27 (0.68%) WordPress
10 24 (0.60%) MS Exchange
11 21 (0.53%) Anypoint
11 21 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.45%) Commerce Server
13 14 (0.35%) IIS
13 14 (0.35%) Skype for Business
14 12 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (0.30%) Gunicorn
14 12 (0.30%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 117 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
5 39 (0.98%) Photoshop
6 26 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.33%) InVision
8 10 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.18%) SPSS
12 6 (0.15%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
13 4 (0.10%) Windchill
14 3 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.075%) InDesign
15 2 (0.050%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.050%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 89 (2.23%) Oracle Retail
2 41 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 36 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 35 (0.88%) Magento
5 25 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 24 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
7 21 (0.53%) SAP Retail
8 20 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
9 17 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
10 13 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
10 13 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
11 12 (0.30%) Workday HCM
12 11 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 10 (0.25%) NetSuite
13 10 (0.25%) SAP SD
14 9 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
14 9 (0.23%) SAP ERP
15 8 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
16 7 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 7 (0.18%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 372 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 255 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (2.81%) Office 365
4 99 (2.48%) Serverless
5 86 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
6 73 (1.83%) SaaS
7 52 (1.30%) PaaS
8 44 (1.10%) IaaS
9 41 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
10 33 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 27 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 27 (0.68%) GitHub
11 27 (0.68%) npm
12 25 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 24 (0.60%) Amazon S3
13 24 (0.60%) Azure Functions
14 21 (0.53%) Google Analytics
15 17 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
16 15 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (2.36%) Firewall
2 60 (1.50%) WAN
3 51 (1.28%) LAN
4 49 (1.23%) DNS
5 47 (1.18%) VPN
6 45 (1.13%) Internet
7 40 (1.00%) HTTP
8 35 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
9 34 (0.85%) VoIP
10 28 (0.70%) TCP/IP
11 27 (0.68%) Wireless
12 25 (0.63%) DHCP
13 19 (0.48%) Network Security
14 18 (0.45%) MPLS
15 16 (0.40%) Skype
16 13 (0.33%) Unified Communications
17 10 (0.25%) SMS
18 9 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
19 8 (0.20%) Cisco ISE
19 8 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 193 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
3 175 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 154 (3.86%) MySQL
5 144 (3.61%) Big Data
6 109 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
7 88 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 86 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 76 (1.90%) NoSQL
10 74 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 73 (1.83%) Hadoop
12 71 (1.78%) Power BI
13 53 (1.33%) RDBMS
14 51 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 50 (1.25%) Data Lake
16 32 (0.80%) Apache Hive
17 30 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
18 27 (0.68%) DB2
18 27 (0.68%) Redis
19 26 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 254 (6.37%) Git (software)
2 186 (4.66%) JIRA
3 159 (3.98%) Jenkins
4 124 (3.11%) Selenium
5 68 (1.70%) Cucumber
6 56 (1.40%) Mocha
7 52 (1.30%) Maven
8 48 (1.20%) Gatling
8 48 (1.20%) JUnit
9 39 (0.98%) Subversion
10 38 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (0.83%) webpack
12 29 (0.73%) TeamCity
13 28 (0.70%) Visual Studio
13 28 (0.70%) WebDriver
14 27 (0.68%) Gradle
14 27 (0.68%) Jasmine
15 26 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
16 25 (0.63%) SpecFlow
17 23 (0.58%) Mockito
General
1 722 (18.10%) Finance
2 212 (5.31%) Marketing
3 167 (4.19%) Banking
4 122 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 118 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 63 (1.58%) Legal
7 41 (1.03%) Retail Banking
8 37 (0.93%) Automotive
8 37 (0.93%) Law
9 30 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 29 (0.73%) Games
11 27 (0.68%) Back Office
12 22 (0.55%) Advertising
13 17 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.40%) Publishing
15 15 (0.38%) Retail Finance
16 13 (0.33%) Electronics
17 12 (0.30%) Front Office
18 11 (0.28%) General Ledger
18 11 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 845 (21.18%) Developer
2 749 (18.77%) Analyst
3 424 (10.63%) Business Analyst
4 414 (10.38%) Architect
5 408 (10.23%) Project Manager
6 203 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
7 168 (4.21%) Consultant
8 129 (3.23%) Java Developer
9 107 (2.68%) Designer
9 107 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 107 (2.68%) Retail Business Analyst
10 95 (2.38%) React Developer
11 93 (2.33%) .NET Developer
12 88 (2.21%) IT Manager
13 83 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
14 79 (1.98%) JavaScript Developer
14 79 (1.98%) Test Analyst
15 74 (1.85%) Senior Developer
16 72 (1.80%) IT Project Manager
17 68 (1.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (9.20%) HTML
2 341 (8.55%) CSS
3 229 (5.74%) Node.js
4 208 (5.21%) .NET
5 192 (4.81%) Web Services
6 176 (4.41%) React
7 160 (4.01%) REST
8 155 (3.88%) HTML5
9 149 (3.73%) CSS3
10 146 (3.66%) AngularJS
11 143 (3.58%) Spring
12 131 (3.28%) RESTful
13 108 (2.71%) jQuery
14 83 (2.08%) XML
15 75 (1.88%) J2EE
16 71 (1.78%) Kafka
17 68 (1.70%) Redux
18 63 (1.58%) ASP.NET
19 62 (1.55%) JSON
20 60 (1.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 289 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 239 (5.99%) User Experience
3 143 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
4 129 (3.23%) FMCG
5 109 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 107 (2.68%) EPoS
6 107 (2.68%) NHS
7 61 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 59 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
9 58 (1.45%) Data Centre
10 57 (1.43%) Computer Science
11 32 (0.80%) Fintech
12 30 (0.75%) Algorithms
12 30 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (0.70%) Virtual Team
14 24 (0.60%) Equities
14 24 (0.60%) W3C
15 21 (0.53%) Public Cloud
16 20 (0.50%) Fixed Income
16 20 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 270 (6.77%) Windows
2 173 (4.34%) Linux
3 119 (2.98%) Unix
4 85 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 79 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 79 (1.98%) Windows 10
6 69 (1.73%) Android
7 66 (1.65%) Windows 7
8 26 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.25%) AIX
15 9 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.075%) CentOS
18 3 (0.075%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,321 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
2 911 (22.83%) E-Commerce
3 525 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 398 (9.97%) Scrum
5 304 (7.62%) Project Management
6 273 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
7 272 (6.82%) TDD
8 250 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
9 228 (5.71%) Microservices
10 223 (5.59%) DevOps
11 220 (5.51%) Analytics
12 219 (5.49%) Test Automation
13 204 (5.11%) Waterfall
14 199 (4.99%) Migration
15 185 (4.64%) ITIL
16 180 (4.51%) BDD
17 177 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
18 176 (4.41%) Business Analysis
19 160 (4.01%) ERP
20 158 (3.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 507 (12.71%) JavaScript
2 484 (12.13%) Java
3 442 (11.08%) SQL
4 261 (6.54%) Python
5 212 (5.31%) C#
6 83 (2.08%) PHP
7 78 (1.95%) T-SQL
8 77 (1.93%) Java 8
9 72 (1.80%) ES6
10 67 (1.68%) Go
11 59 (1.48%) PowerShell
12 46 (1.15%) Scala
13 45 (1.13%) R
14 40 (1.00%) C
15 38 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 38 (0.95%) Ruby
16 33 (0.83%) Shell Script
17 27 (0.68%) VBA
18 25 (0.63%) C++
19 24 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 158 (3.96%) Degree
2 66 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 63 (1.58%) SC Cleared
4 45 (1.13%) CISSP
5 35 (0.88%) ISEB
6 29 (0.73%) CISM
7 28 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 23 (0.58%) CCNA
11 22 (0.55%) PMP
12 21 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 20 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (0.50%) PMI Certification
14 15 (0.38%) Master's Degree
15 14 (0.35%) CISA
16 13 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
17 12 (0.30%) MCP
18 11 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
19 10 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (4.34%) QA
2 134 (3.36%) PMO
3 102 (2.56%) GDPR
4 65 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 53 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 38 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 36 (0.90%) SLA
8 16 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (0.28%) COBIT
10 8 (0.20%) COSO
11 6 (0.15%) PSD2
11 6 (0.15%) WCAG
12 5 (0.13%) IFRS
13 3 (0.075%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.050%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.050%) ISO 9002
14 2 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.050%) TickIT
15 1 (0.025%) DO-178B
15 1 (0.025%) MiFID
System Software
1 192 (4.81%) Docker
2 163 (4.09%) Active Directory
3 67 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (0.90%) vSphere
5 21 (0.53%) Apache Flume
6 15 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.23%) HDFS
8 8 (0.20%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.13%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.10%) Xen
11 4 (0.10%) XenApp
12 2 (0.050%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.050%) Firmware
12 2 (0.050%) Postfix
12 2 (0.050%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 96 (2.41%) Terraform
2 94 (2.36%) Ansible
3 87 (2.18%) Kubernetes
4 49 (1.23%) SCCM
5 48 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (0.90%) Puppet
7 26 (0.65%) Mesos
8 25 (0.63%) Marathon
9 17 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 15 (0.38%) Kibana
11 9 (0.23%) Packer
12 8 (0.20%) Grafana
12 8 (0.20%) Oozie
13 7 (0.18%) logstash
13 7 (0.18%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.18%) Salt
14 6 (0.15%) Nagios
14 6 (0.15%) WSUS
15 5 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
15 5 (0.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 343 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 318 (7.97%) Oracle
3 241 (6.04%) SAP
4 119 (2.98%) VMware
5 104 (2.61%) Cisco
6 102 (2.56%) hybris
7 96 (2.41%) IBM
8 81 (2.03%) Google
9 74 (1.85%) Adobe
10 66 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 60 (1.50%) HP
12 58 (1.45%) Tableau
13 47 (1.18%) Citrix
14 42 (1.05%) MuleSoft
15 31 (0.78%) ServiceNow
16 29 (0.73%) Red Hat
17 27 (0.68%) Informatica
17 27 (0.68%) Splunk
18 26 (0.65%) Demandware
18 26 (0.65%) Talend