Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 71 57
Rank change year-on-year -8 -14 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,212 1,712 3,682
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.91% 3.18% 4.17%
As % of the General category 7.02% 8.62% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 1,061 2,437
10th Percentile £313 £213 £310
25th Percentile £400 £345 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £575
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 36 31
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.00 £12.46
25th Percentile £12.25 £13.75 £13.47
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33% -1.64%
75th Percentile £16.50 £16.75 £18.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £18.38 £18.25
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.90% -3.33% -1.64%

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 17,270 19,856 34,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.43% 36.87% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,846 13,345 23,688
10th Percentile £313 £280 £305
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £613 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £481 £484
% change year-on-year +4.00% -0.67% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 630 842
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £12.25
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% - -2.33%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £41.50
90th Percentile £52.93 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £20.86
% change year-on-year +11.63% +3.09% -0.69%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -9 639 £525 +5.00% 263
North of England -6 144 £400 - 214
East of England +11 112 £500 +7.03% 41
North West +31 103 £388 -2.52% 113
South East -38 90 £500 +17.65% 94
South West +44 82 £475 +31.03% 61
Midlands -28 82 £401 +0.31% 134
East Midlands -8 49 £349 -7.00% 65
Yorkshire -48 36 £413 +3.13% 60
West Midlands -9 33 £415 +3.75% 68
North East +32 5 £425 +203.57% 41
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 355 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (23.27%) E-Commerce
3 205 (16.91%) Finance
4 168 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 159 (13.12%) SQL
6 140 (11.55%) Azure
7 131 (10.81%) Java
8 125 (10.31%) DevOps
9 103 (8.50%) Project Management
10 96 (7.92%) JavaScript
10 96 (7.92%) AWS
11 94 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
12 93 (7.67%) SAP
12 93 (7.67%) Scrum
13 88 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
14 87 (7.18%) Analytics
15 86 (7.10%) Microsoft
16 85 (7.01%) Banking
17 84 (6.93%) Oracle
17 84 (6.93%) Python
18 81 (6.68%) JIRA
19 79 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
20 74 (6.11%) User Experience
21 72 (5.94%) Microservices
21 72 (5.94%) Windows
21 72 (5.94%) Migration
22 70 (5.78%) Marketing
23 68 (5.61%) Docker
24 66 (5.45%) User Stories
25 64 (5.28%) HTML

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 27 (2.23%) CMS
2 24 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.73%) WebSphere
4 18 (1.49%) Confluence
5 15 (1.24%) Apache Spark
6 10 (0.83%) IBM Domino
7 9 (0.74%) SAS
8 8 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.50%) JBoss
11 4 (0.33%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.25%) CICS
12 3 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.25%) WordPress
13 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.17%) FileNet
13 2 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 32 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.07%) Sketch
4 10 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.83%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.41%) Zeplin
8 4 (0.33%) InVision
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.17%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.083%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.083%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 38 (3.14%) Magento
2 29 (2.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (1.73%) SAP Retail
4 17 (1.40%) Oracle Retail
5 13 (1.07%) SAP SD
5 13 (1.07%) Shopify
6 10 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
7 8 (0.66%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.66%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.58%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.41%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.41%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.25%) SAP CAR
10 3 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 140 (11.55%) Azure
2 96 (7.92%) AWS
3 56 (4.62%) Microsoft 365
4 35 (2.89%) Serverless
5 32 (2.64%) GCP
6 31 (2.56%) Power Platform
7 26 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (1.90%) GitHub
9 21 (1.73%) SaaS
10 19 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (1.24%) PaaS
12 13 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 12 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (0.74%) IaaS
15 8 (0.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 8 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (0.50%) Google Workspace
17 6 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
17 6 (0.50%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
2 14 (1.16%) Firewall
3 9 (0.74%) DNS
3 9 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.74%) WAN
4 8 (0.66%) DHCP
4 8 (0.66%) SAN
5 7 (0.58%) Internet
5 7 (0.58%) Network Security
6 5 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (0.41%) HTTP
7 4 (0.33%) VPN
8 3 (0.25%) LAN
8 3 (0.25%) Skype
8 3 (0.25%) Wireless
9 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.17%) PBX
9 2 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.17%) SD-WAN
9 2 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.14%) MySQL
2 35 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (2.89%) SQL Server
3 34 (2.81%) Big Data
4 25 (2.06%) Power BI
5 24 (1.98%) Tableau
6 21 (1.73%) Data Lake
7 15 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (1.07%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.99%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.91%) DB2
12 10 (0.83%) BigQuery
12 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.66%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
16 6 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 81 (6.68%) JIRA
2 55 (4.54%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.55%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.57%) Maven
5 17 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 12 (0.99%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.83%) Bitbucket
8 9 (0.74%) Selenium
9 8 (0.66%) webpack
10 7 (0.58%) Cypress.io
10 7 (0.58%) IntelliJ
10 7 (0.58%) Postman
10 7 (0.58%) REST Assured
10 7 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.41%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.41%) kappa
11 5 (0.41%) Mocha
11 5 (0.41%) PowerDesigner
11 5 (0.41%) Storybook
11 5 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 205 (16.91%) Finance
2 85 (7.01%) Banking
3 70 (5.78%) Marketing
4 36 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 19 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
7 19 (1.57%) Retail Banking
8 18 (1.49%) Public Sector
9 12 (0.99%) Games
10 11 (0.91%) Automotive
10 11 (0.91%) Legal
11 10 (0.83%) Back Office
12 9 (0.74%) Billing
12 9 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.74%) Front Office
12 9 (0.74%) Publishing
13 8 (0.66%) Advertising
14 7 (0.58%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 218 (17.99%) Analyst
2 199 (16.42%) Developer
3 164 (13.53%) Architect
4 118 (9.74%) Business Analyst
5 107 (8.83%) Project Manager
6 82 (6.77%) Solutions Architect
7 60 (4.95%) Consultant
8 39 (3.22%) Java Developer
9 35 (2.89%) Designer
10 34 (2.81%) Service Analyst
11 33 (2.72%) Service Desk Analyst
12 31 (2.56%) Data Engineer
12 31 (2.56%) E-Commerce Manager
13 29 (2.39%) Retail Business Analyst
14 26 (2.15%) .NET Developer
14 26 (2.15%) Programme Manager
14 26 (2.15%) React Developer
15 23 (1.90%) Data Architect
15 23 (1.90%) Product Manager
16 21 (1.73%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (5.28%) HTML
2 60 (4.95%) CSS
3 54 (4.46%) React
4 47 (3.88%) Node.js
5 44 (3.63%) .NET
6 40 (3.30%) Web Services
7 37 (3.05%) REST
8 36 (2.97%) Spring
9 32 (2.64%) RESTful
10 23 (1.90%) GraphQL
10 23 (1.90%) HTML5
11 18 (1.49%) CSS3
12 15 (1.24%) .NET Core
12 15 (1.24%) AngularJS
12 15 (1.24%) Redux
12 15 (1.24%) XML
13 13 (1.07%) J2EE
13 13 (1.07%) Kafka
13 13 (1.07%) Middleware
13 13 (1.07%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (6.11%) User Experience
3 40 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
4 39 (3.22%) FMCG
5 28 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 21 (1.73%) Algorithms
7 20 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.40%) Data Structures
9 16 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.24%) EPoS
11 12 (0.99%) Data Centre
12 9 (0.74%) NHS
13 8 (0.66%) Social Media
13 8 (0.66%) SWIFT
14 7 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
14 7 (0.58%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.58%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.50%) Credit Risk
15 6 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (5.94%) Windows
2 34 (2.81%) Linux
3 26 (2.15%) Apple iOS
4 25 (2.06%) Windows 10
5 23 (1.90%) Android
6 20 (1.65%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.32%) Unix
8 11 (0.91%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.41%) AIX
10 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.33%) MVS
11 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.25%) CentOS
13 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (23.27%) E-Commerce
3 168 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 125 (10.31%) DevOps
5 103 (8.50%) Project Management
6 93 (7.67%) Scrum
7 88 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
8 87 (7.18%) Analytics
9 72 (5.94%) Microservices
9 72 (5.94%) Migration
10 66 (5.45%) User Stories
11 63 (5.20%) ERP
12 62 (5.12%) Project Delivery
13 56 (4.62%) TDD
14 55 (4.54%) CRM
15 53 (4.37%) Data Modelling
16 52 (4.29%) Incident Management
17 51 (4.21%) Logistics
17 51 (4.21%) Software Engineering
18 49 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 159 (13.12%) SQL
2 131 (10.81%) Java
3 96 (7.92%) JavaScript
4 84 (6.93%) Python
5 38 (3.14%) C#
6 22 (1.82%) PHP
7 20 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 19 (1.57%) TypeScript
9 15 (1.24%) R
10 14 (1.16%) ES6
11 13 (1.07%) Go
11 13 (1.07%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.07%) Scala
12 11 (0.91%) Java 8
13 10 (0.83%) C
13 10 (0.83%) Ruby
14 9 (0.74%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.66%) Apple Swift
16 7 (0.58%) Perl
17 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (3.71%) Degree
2 27 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.91%) A+ Certification
5 11 (0.91%) MCSA
6 10 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.66%) PMP
8 7 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.50%) MCP
10 5 (0.41%) CISSP
10 5 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.33%) Tableau Certification
12 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.17%) CCNA
13 2 (0.17%) CISM
13 2 (0.17%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.17%) ISEB
13 2 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.70%) QA
2 29 (2.39%) PMO
3 20 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.16%) GDPR
5 13 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.99%) SLA
7 9 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.50%) NIST
9 4 (0.33%) IFRS
10 3 (0.25%) COBIT
10 3 (0.25%) PSD2
11 2 (0.17%) GRC
11 2 (0.17%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.17%) Section 508
11 2 (0.17%) WAI
12 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.083%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.083%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 68 (5.61%) Docker
2 40 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.083%) Ceph
7 1 (0.083%) HDFS
7 1 (0.083%) Samba
7 1 (0.083%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.083%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 40 (3.30%) Terraform
3 20 (1.65%) SCCM
4 18 (1.49%) Ansible
5 9 (0.74%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.41%) Puppet
8 4 (0.33%) Grafana
9 3 (0.25%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.17%) Consul
10 2 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.17%) IBM BigFix
10 2 (0.17%) Nessus
10 2 (0.17%) Packer
10 2 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.083%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.083%) Kibana
11 1 (0.083%) Pingdom
11 1 (0.083%) vRealize
Vendors
1 93 (7.67%) SAP
2 86 (7.10%) Microsoft
3 84 (6.93%) Oracle
4 79 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (3.80%) hybris
6 34 (2.81%) IBM
7 31 (2.56%) Adobe
8 28 (2.31%) MuleSoft
9 27 (2.23%) Cisco
10 22 (1.82%) Google
11 18 (1.49%) ServiceNow
12 17 (1.40%) Citrix
13 16 (1.32%) VMware
14 15 (1.24%) Databricks
15 12 (0.99%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
16 10 (0.83%) Meraki
16 10 (0.83%) Xerox
17 9 (0.74%) Sitecore
18 8 (0.66%) Demandware
18 8 (0.66%) Red Hat