Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 58 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 2,406 3,839 3,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.64% 4.20% 4.17%
As % of the General category 9.85% 10.55% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,512 2,547 2,672
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £200 £300 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 61
England median hourly rate £14.39 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% -17.65% +0.62%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.40 £21.91 £32.00
UK median hourly rate £14.39 £13.85 £16.75
% change year-on-year +3.94% -17.34% -0.86%

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 24,419 36,392 38,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.94% 39.85% 42.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,886 24,137 26,111
England median daily rate £488 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £670
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 978 976
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.09% -0.81% +5.62%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.13 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 -10 1,136 £500 +3.09% 430
North of England +10 371 £378 -10.65% 289
South East +4 324 £425 -6.85% 150
Midlands -6 238 £425 +6.25% 170
Yorkshire +15 212 £375 -6.25% 99
East of England +15 191 £425 -5.56% 90
North West -12 143 £393 -9.25% 169
East Midlands -6 136 £413 +3.13% 79
South West +3 125 £363 -19.44% 111
West Midlands -21 102 £425 +8.97% 91
North East +6 16 £325 -12.16% 21
South Coast - 4 - -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 549 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (19.41%) E-Commerce
3 378 (15.71%) Finance
4 268 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 263 (10.93%) Windows
6 255 (10.60%) SQL
7 232 (9.64%) AWS
8 230 (9.56%) Azure
9 228 (9.48%) Microsoft
10 220 (9.14%) JavaScript
11 175 (7.27%) Analytics
12 168 (6.98%) Project Management
13 162 (6.73%) HTML
14 161 (6.69%) Java
15 159 (6.61%) Banking
16 154 (6.40%) Telecoms
17 150 (6.23%) Scrum
18 143 (5.94%) Oracle
18 143 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
19 142 (5.90%) Marketing
20 140 (5.82%) SAP
20 140 (5.82%) CSS
21 137 (5.69%) JIRA
22 136 (5.65%) DevOps
23 134 (5.57%) Migration
23 134 (5.57%) SQL Server
23 134 (5.57%) .NET
23 134 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
24 129 (5.36%) User Experience
25 126 (5.24%) Analytical Skills

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 64 (2.66%) Confluence
2 45 (1.87%) CMS
3 28 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 24 (1.00%) SAS
5 23 (0.96%) WebSphere
6 22 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 20 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 17 (0.71%) SharePoint
9 11 (0.46%) Apache
9 11 (0.46%) Drupal
10 9 (0.37%) Mule
10 9 (0.37%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.25%) Anypoint
11 6 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.21%) IIS
12 5 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 74 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (1.45%) Sketch
4 28 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 24 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
7 19 (0.79%) InVision
8 18 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.46%) InDesign
10 10 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
11 9 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.37%) Zeplin
12 7 (0.29%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.29%) Figma
12 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
13 6 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
14 3 (0.12%) GIMP
14 3 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
2 31 (1.29%) Oracle Retail
3 28 (1.16%) Magento
4 19 (0.79%) SAP Retail
5 17 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
7 14 (0.58%) NetSuite
8 12 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
9 11 (0.46%) Shopify
10 10 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
11 9 (0.37%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 7 (0.29%) Aligne
13 7 (0.29%) SAP CAR
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
14 5 (0.21%) SAP MDG
14 5 (0.21%) SAP PP
15 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
15 4 (0.17%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 232 (9.64%) AWS
2 230 (9.56%) Azure
3 111 (4.61%) Office 365
4 67 (2.78%) Power Platform
5 52 (2.16%) GCP
6 41 (1.70%) SaaS
7 40 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
9 23 (0.96%) Google Analytics
9 23 (0.96%) PaaS
10 22 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
11 21 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (0.87%) Serverless
12 17 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
13 15 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
13 15 (0.62%) IaaS
14 14 (0.58%) GitHub
15 11 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
15 11 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 11 (0.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.87%) Firewall
2 44 (1.83%) LAN
3 43 (1.79%) DNS
4 35 (1.45%) WAN
5 23 (0.96%) Internet
6 21 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (0.67%) VPN
8 15 (0.62%) ATM
9 13 (0.54%) SAN
9 13 (0.54%) Skype
9 13 (0.54%) Wireless
10 12 (0.50%) DHCP
10 12 (0.50%) MPLS
11 10 (0.42%) FTP
11 10 (0.42%) Network Security
12 8 (0.33%) TCP/IP
13 7 (0.29%) WLAN
14 6 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (0.25%) SSH
14 6 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 103 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
3 91 (3.78%) Big Data
4 67 (2.78%) Power BI
5 44 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (1.79%) Hadoop
7 37 (1.54%) Data Lake
8 34 (1.41%) MySQL
8 34 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 33 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 31 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (1.12%) BigQuery
11 27 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 23 (0.96%) MongoDB
13 22 (0.91%) NoSQL
14 18 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (0.67%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 137 (5.69%) JIRA
2 89 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 87 (3.62%) Jenkins
4 56 (2.33%) Selenium
5 42 (1.75%) Cucumber
6 27 (1.12%) Maven
7 23 (0.96%) JUnit
8 22 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (0.79%) Bitbucket
10 15 (0.62%) webpack
11 14 (0.58%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.50%) Mockito
13 11 (0.46%) GitLab
13 11 (0.46%) Mocha
13 11 (0.46%) SoapUI
13 11 (0.46%) Xcode
14 10 (0.42%) Axure RP
15 9 (0.37%) Cypress.io
15 9 (0.37%) DbUnit
15 9 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 378 (15.71%) Finance
2 159 (6.61%) Banking
3 154 (6.40%) Telecoms
4 142 (5.90%) Marketing
5 112 (4.66%) Manufacturing
6 64 (2.66%) Public Sector
7 60 (2.49%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.58%) Retail Banking
9 36 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
10 26 (1.08%) Legal
11 25 (1.04%) Automotive
12 21 (0.87%) Games
13 16 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.58%) Advertising
14 14 (0.58%) Law
15 11 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.37%) Back Office
16 9 (0.37%) German Language
17 8 (0.33%) Billing
17 8 (0.33%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 426 (17.71%) Developer
2 369 (15.34%) Analyst
3 224 (9.31%) Project Manager
4 215 (8.94%) Architect
5 154 (6.40%) Business Analyst
6 139 (5.78%) Consultant
7 95 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
8 78 (3.24%) Designer
9 63 (2.62%) .NET Developer
10 52 (2.16%) IT Manager
11 51 (2.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 49 (2.04%) Test Analyst
13 48 (2.00%) React Developer
14 47 (1.95%) Full Stack Developer
14 47 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 46 (1.91%) DevOps Engineer
16 45 (1.87%) C# Developer
16 45 (1.87%) IT Project Manager
17 44 (1.83%) Service Analyst
18 40 (1.66%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (6.73%) HTML
2 140 (5.82%) CSS
3 134 (5.57%) .NET
4 112 (4.66%) React
5 99 (4.11%) AngularJS
6 86 (3.57%) REST
7 80 (3.33%) Node.js
8 77 (3.20%) Web Services
9 57 (2.37%) HTML5
10 48 (2.00%) jQuery
10 48 (2.00%) Spring
11 45 (1.87%) RESTful
12 42 (1.75%) ASP.NET
13 41 (1.70%) CSS3
14 37 (1.54%) Redux
15 34 (1.41%) XML
16 33 (1.37%) .NET Framework
17 28 (1.16%) JSON
18 27 (1.12%) SOAP
19 26 (1.08%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 129 (5.36%) User Experience
2 126 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 119 (4.95%) Data Centre
4 85 (3.53%) EPoS
5 57 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 55 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (2.16%) NHS
8 45 (1.87%) Driving Licence
9 41 (1.70%) FMCG
10 35 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 32 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
12 25 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 16 (0.67%) Public Cloud
14 14 (0.58%) Social Media
15 13 (0.54%) Fat Client
15 13 (0.54%) Thin Client
16 11 (0.46%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.46%) Equities
16 11 (0.46%) iPad
17 10 (0.42%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 263 (10.93%) Windows
2 108 (4.49%) Windows 10
3 101 (4.20%) Linux
4 80 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 55 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 54 (2.24%) Windows Server
7 48 (2.00%) Android
8 32 (1.33%) Unix
9 27 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.42%) AIX
13 8 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.29%) Solaris
15 6 (0.25%) zOS
16 5 (0.21%) CentOS
16 5 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (19.41%) E-Commerce
3 268 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 175 (7.27%) Analytics
5 168 (6.98%) Project Management
6 150 (6.23%) Scrum
7 143 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
8 136 (5.65%) DevOps
9 134 (5.57%) Migration
9 134 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
10 109 (4.53%) TDD
11 104 (4.32%) ERP
12 97 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
12 97 (4.03%) CRM
12 97 (4.03%) Project Delivery
12 97 (4.03%) Test Automation
13 96 (3.99%) ITIL
14 88 (3.66%) Microservices
15 84 (3.49%) Waterfall
16 73 (3.03%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 255 (10.60%) SQL
2 220 (9.14%) JavaScript
3 161 (6.69%) Java
4 105 (4.36%) Python
5 102 (4.24%) C#
6 57 (2.37%) PHP
7 45 (1.87%) PowerShell
8 33 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 33 (1.37%) TypeScript
9 26 (1.08%) C
10 22 (0.91%) Bash Shell
11 18 (0.75%) Apple Swift
12 17 (0.71%) Scala
13 16 (0.67%) ES6
13 16 (0.67%) Go
14 15 (0.62%) R
15 14 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.54%) Java 8
16 13 (0.54%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 90 (3.74%) Security Cleared
2 81 (3.37%) Degree
3 79 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.79%) CISSP
5 27 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (1.08%) CISM
7 16 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
8 15 (0.62%) MCSE
9 14 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 14 (0.58%) PMP
10 13 (0.54%) ISEB
10 13 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (0.54%) SANS
11 11 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.46%) GIAC
12 10 (0.42%) CIMA
12 10 (0.42%) CLAS
12 10 (0.42%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.20%) QA
2 52 (2.16%) PMO
3 29 (1.21%) GDPR
4 27 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (1.08%) SLA
6 24 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.33%) NIST
10 5 (0.21%) COBIT
11 3 (0.12%) SEPA
11 3 (0.12%) WCAG
12 2 (0.083%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.042%) Basel II
13 1 (0.042%) Basel III
13 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 1 (0.042%) NCSC
13 1 (0.042%) P3O
13 1 (0.042%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 120 (4.99%) Active Directory
2 73 (3.03%) Docker
3 21 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.50%) vSphere
5 9 (0.37%) Postfix
6 8 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.25%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.21%) vCloud
9 4 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.083%) Firmware
10 2 (0.083%) HDFS
10 2 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.083%) XenApp
11 1 (0.042%) NFS
11 1 (0.042%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.042%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.042%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 64 (2.66%) SCCM
2 61 (2.54%) Kubernetes
3 58 (2.41%) Terraform
4 30 (1.25%) Ansible
5 25 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (1.00%) Puppet
7 12 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (0.46%) AirWatch
8 11 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (0.42%) HP ALM
10 9 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
10 9 (0.37%) Nagios
10 9 (0.37%) Nessus
10 9 (0.37%) vRealize
11 8 (0.33%) PingFederate
12 7 (0.29%) Control-M
13 6 (0.25%) logstash
13 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.25%) MOM
13 6 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 228 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 143 (5.94%) Oracle
3 140 (5.82%) SAP
4 94 (3.91%) Salesforce.com
5 87 (3.62%) Google
6 81 (3.37%) VMware
7 69 (2.87%) Adobe
7 69 (2.87%) HP
8 51 (2.12%) Dell
9 45 (1.87%) Tableau
10 41 (1.70%) hybris
11 40 (1.66%) Cisco
12 39 (1.62%) McAfee
13 34 (1.41%) Demandware
14 33 (1.37%) IBM
15 21 (0.87%) Red Hat
16 18 (0.75%) Citrix
17 15 (0.62%) ServiceNow
17 15 (0.62%) Splunk
18 14 (0.58%) Palo Alto