Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 55 49
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,009 3,959 4,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.85% 4.24% 4.47%
As % of the General category 9.99% 10.53% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,888 2,641 2,750
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.86% -0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 50
England median hourly rate £14.28 £13.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.78% -19.40% +15.92%
10th Percentile £11.97 £11.25 £11.44
90th Percentile £46.40 £23.80 £30.00
UK median hourly rate £14.28 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.78% -15.63% +10.73%

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 30,111 37,585 39,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.58% 40.25% 43.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,568 24,852 26,285
England median daily rate £500 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +3.89%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 882 1,017 978
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.76 £22.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.10% -3.78% +10.32%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.57
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.24 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.65
% change year-on-year +4.76% -7.28% +10.15%

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 14 October 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 14 October 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 14 October 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 -6 1,534 £500 +3.09% 394
South East +3 410 £450 - 207
North of England +9 404 £425 +1.19% 280
Midlands -7 281 £425 +6.25% 181
Yorkshire +10 226 £439 +3.36% 102
East of England -2 198 £450 - 108
South West +14 162 £418 -1.76% 109
North West -5 162 £400 -1.54% 164
East Midlands 0 151 £425 +6.25% 84
West Midlands -9 126 £413 +5.77% 95
North East +22 15 £335 -6.29% 14
South Coast - 4 - -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 806 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (21.44%) E-Commerce
3 553 (18.38%) Finance
4 338 (11.23%) SQL
5 318 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 307 (10.20%) Microsoft
7 302 (10.04%) JavaScript
8 288 (9.57%) AWS
9 277 (9.21%) Java
10 269 (8.94%) Windows
11 268 (8.91%) Azure
12 249 (8.28%) Analytics
13 242 (8.04%) HTML
14 223 (7.41%) CSS
15 218 (7.24%) Scrum
15 218 (7.24%) JIRA
16 216 (7.18%) Project Management
17 211 (7.01%) DevOps
18 208 (6.91%) SAP
19 200 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
20 195 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
21 189 (6.28%) Marketing
22 187 (6.21%) Banking
22 187 (6.21%) Migration
23 177 (5.88%) Python
24 170 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
25 169 (5.62%) SQL Server
26 168 (5.58%) User Experience
27 165 (5.48%) .NET
28 164 (5.45%) Oracle

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 77 (2.56%) Confluence
2 55 (1.83%) WebSphere
3 40 (1.33%) SAS
4 38 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 37 (1.23%) CMS
6 34 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 25 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 22 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (0.53%) Apache
11 14 (0.47%) Mule
12 13 (0.43%) Drupal
13 12 (0.40%) Skype for Business
14 8 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
14 8 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.23%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.23%) IIS
16 6 (0.20%) CICS
16 6 (0.20%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 87 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (2.09%) Sketch
4 43 (1.43%) Photoshop
5 30 (1.00%) InVision
6 25 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 25 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
7 15 (0.50%) MS Visio
8 14 (0.47%) Zeplin
9 11 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.37%) SPSS
10 10 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.33%) InDesign
11 9 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
13 7 (0.23%) Chatbot
14 6 (0.20%) Figma
15 4 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
16 3 (0.100%) Marvel
16 3 (0.100%) Stata
Business Applications
1 53 (1.76%) Magento
2 44 (1.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 35 (1.16%) SAP Retail
4 27 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (0.76%) SAP FI
6 22 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
7 19 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
7 19 (0.63%) Shopify
8 16 (0.53%) SAP CO
8 16 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
8 16 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
9 13 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
10 12 (0.40%) NetSuite
11 9 (0.30%) SAP BPC
12 8 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.27%) SAP PP
13 7 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
13 7 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
13 7 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 7 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 288 (9.57%) AWS
2 268 (8.91%) Azure
3 120 (3.99%) Office 365
4 89 (2.96%) Power Platform
5 71 (2.36%) GCP
6 47 (1.56%) Serverless
7 41 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
8 39 (1.30%) SaaS
9 34 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
10 31 (1.03%) Google Analytics
11 26 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
12 25 (0.83%) Amazon S3
12 25 (0.83%) PaaS
13 19 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
13 19 (0.63%) IaaS
14 18 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 17 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
15 17 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (0.56%) G Suite
15 17 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.33%) Firewall
2 37 (1.23%) DNS
3 31 (1.03%) LAN
3 31 (1.03%) WAN
4 28 (0.93%) Internet
5 25 (0.83%) Skype
6 23 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (0.53%) DHCP
7 16 (0.53%) VPN
8 15 (0.50%) Network Security
9 14 (0.47%) SAN
10 12 (0.40%) Wireless
11 10 (0.33%) HTTP
12 8 (0.27%) MPLS
12 8 (0.27%) TCP/IP
12 8 (0.27%) VoIP
13 7 (0.23%) SMS
13 7 (0.23%) SSL
13 7 (0.23%) VSAN
13 7 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 144 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
3 105 (3.49%) Big Data
4 89 (2.96%) Power BI
5 85 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 56 (1.86%) MySQL
8 53 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 53 (1.76%) NoSQL
9 45 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (1.33%) MongoDB
12 36 (1.20%) Data Lake
13 33 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
14 31 (1.03%) BigQuery
15 26 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
16 23 (0.76%) Oracle Database
17 22 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
18 20 (0.66%) DB2
18 20 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 218 (7.24%) JIRA
2 143 (4.75%) Git (software)
3 142 (4.72%) Jenkins
4 76 (2.53%) Selenium
5 49 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 35 (1.16%) JUnit
7 30 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (0.96%) Maven
9 28 (0.93%) Bitbucket
9 28 (0.93%) Visual Studio
10 24 (0.80%) webpack
11 23 (0.76%) TeamCity
12 21 (0.70%) SoapUI
13 20 (0.66%) Axure RP
14 18 (0.60%) Jasmine
15 17 (0.56%) WebDriver
16 16 (0.53%) Mockito
17 15 (0.50%) SonarQube
18 14 (0.47%) Mocha
19 13 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 553 (18.38%) Finance
2 189 (6.28%) Marketing
3 187 (6.21%) Banking
4 160 (5.32%) Telecoms
5 118 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 66 (2.19%) Public Sector
7 58 (1.93%) Games
8 54 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 52 (1.73%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.16%) Retail Banking
11 31 (1.03%) Legal
12 25 (0.83%) Automotive
13 17 (0.56%) Advertising
14 16 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
15 15 (0.50%) Back Office
16 13 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.40%) Billing
18 11 (0.37%) Front Office
19 10 (0.33%) Electronics
20 8 (0.27%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 565 (18.78%) Developer
2 467 (15.52%) Analyst
3 307 (10.20%) Architect
4 268 (8.91%) Project Manager
5 220 (7.31%) Business Analyst
6 163 (5.42%) Consultant
7 135 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
8 123 (4.09%) Designer
9 70 (2.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 66 (2.19%) .NET Developer
11 61 (2.03%) Test Analyst
12 60 (1.99%) Retail Business Analyst
13 59 (1.96%) IT Manager
14 54 (1.79%) DevOps Engineer
14 54 (1.79%) React Developer
15 52 (1.73%) E-Commerce Analyst
15 52 (1.73%) E-Commerce Manager
16 49 (1.63%) Full Stack Developer
16 49 (1.63%) UX Designer
17 48 (1.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (8.04%) HTML
2 223 (7.41%) CSS
3 165 (5.48%) .NET
4 140 (4.65%) React
5 125 (4.15%) Node.js
6 115 (3.82%) AngularJS
7 94 (3.12%) Web Services
8 88 (2.92%) REST
9 81 (2.69%) RESTful
10 71 (2.36%) HTML5
11 68 (2.26%) Spring
12 65 (2.16%) Redux
13 61 (2.03%) CSS3
13 61 (2.03%) jQuery
14 50 (1.66%) XML
15 49 (1.63%) JSON
16 48 (1.60%) Kafka
17 46 (1.53%) ASP.NET
18 44 (1.46%) .NET Core
19 43 (1.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 170 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (5.58%) User Experience
3 90 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 80 (2.66%) NHS
5 75 (2.49%) EPoS
6 61 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
7 58 (1.93%) FMCG
8 54 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 48 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 46 (1.53%) Hedge funds
11 35 (1.16%) Driving Licence
12 33 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
13 26 (0.86%) Virtual Team
14 24 (0.80%) Algorithms
15 19 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (0.60%) BYOD
16 18 (0.60%) Data Structures
17 16 (0.53%) W3C
18 15 (0.50%) Social Media
19 14 (0.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 269 (8.94%) Windows
2 113 (3.76%) Linux
3 105 (3.49%) Windows 10
4 80 (2.66%) Windows 7
5 71 (2.36%) Android
6 69 (2.29%) Windows Server
7 67 (2.23%) Apple iOS
8 46 (1.53%) Unix
9 30 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.56%) Mac OS
10 17 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.37%) AIX
14 7 (0.23%) Solaris
14 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.17%) MVS
17 4 (0.13%) CentOS
17 4 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (21.44%) E-Commerce
3 318 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 249 (8.28%) Analytics
5 218 (7.24%) Scrum
6 216 (7.18%) Project Management
7 211 (7.01%) DevOps
8 200 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
9 195 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
10 187 (6.21%) Migration
11 158 (5.25%) Microservices
12 154 (5.12%) Test Automation
13 138 (4.59%) ITIL
14 136 (4.52%) TDD
15 124 (4.12%) Project Delivery
16 117 (3.89%) CRM
17 114 (3.79%) Continuous Integration
18 109 (3.62%) ETL
19 107 (3.56%) Waterfall
20 100 (3.32%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 338 (11.23%) SQL
2 302 (10.04%) JavaScript
3 277 (9.21%) Java
4 177 (5.88%) Python
5 124 (4.12%) C#
6 68 (2.26%) PHP
7 55 (1.83%) T-SQL
8 45 (1.50%) PowerShell
9 38 (1.26%) R
10 36 (1.20%) ES6
11 35 (1.16%) Scala
12 33 (1.10%) C
13 32 (1.06%) TypeScript
14 27 (0.90%) Go
15 26 (0.86%) Bash Shell
16 24 (0.80%) PL/SQL
17 22 (0.73%) Java 8
18 18 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 16 (0.53%) Apple Swift
20 15 (0.50%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 130 (4.32%) Degree
2 67 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 59 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 49 (1.63%) CISSP
5 34 (1.13%) CISM
6 22 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (0.66%) MCSE
8 19 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 17 (0.56%) PMP
10 16 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (0.50%) Master's Degree
11 15 (0.50%) PhD
12 13 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (0.43%) ISEB
12 13 (0.43%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (0.33%) ACCA
14 10 (0.33%) CIMA
15 9 (0.30%) CCNP
16 8 (0.27%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (3.95%) QA
2 67 (2.23%) PMO
3 28 (0.93%) GDPR
3 28 (0.93%) SLA
4 20 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.17%) COBIT
8 5 (0.17%) SEPA
9 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.13%) NIST
10 2 (0.066%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.066%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.066%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.066%) WCAG
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.033%) MiFID
11 1 (0.033%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 152 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 127 (4.22%) Docker
3 19 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.47%) vSphere
5 11 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.20%) Postfix
6 6 (0.20%) vCloud
6 6 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.17%) HDFS
7 5 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.13%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.13%) XenApp
8 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.100%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.100%) Firmware
10 2 (0.066%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.033%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.033%) NFS
11 1 (0.033%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 99 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 79 (2.63%) Terraform
3 61 (2.03%) Ansible
4 57 (1.89%) SCCM
5 35 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (1.16%) Puppet
6 20 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.50%) PingFederate
8 10 (0.33%) Control-M
8 10 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
8 10 (0.33%) Nagios
9 8 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
9 8 (0.27%) HP ALM
9 8 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.27%) logstash
10 7 (0.23%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.23%) vRealize
11 6 (0.20%) FreeIPA
11 6 (0.20%) Marathon
11 6 (0.20%) Mesos
Vendors
1 307 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 208 (6.91%) SAP
3 164 (5.45%) Oracle
4 130 (4.32%) Salesforce.com
5 113 (3.76%) Google
6 89 (2.96%) Adobe
7 77 (2.56%) hybris
8 66 (2.19%) IBM
9 65 (2.16%) VMware
10 64 (2.13%) Tableau
11 51 (1.69%) HP
12 42 (1.40%) Cisco
13 37 (1.23%) Dell
14 36 (1.20%) Demandware
15 22 (0.73%) Citrix
16 19 (0.63%) MuleSoft
16 19 (0.63%) Talend
17 18 (0.60%) Red Hat
18 16 (0.53%) Apple
18 16 (0.53%) Splunk