Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 44 45
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 4113 4397 4065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.37% 4.55% 3.89%
As % of the General category 11.02% 12.45% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2846 2884 2660
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £270
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 29 49
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.85% +1.81% +13.96%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.60 £9.93
90th Percentile £30.00 £56.60 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.90 £16.00
% change year-on-year -9.74% +5.59% +13.96%

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 37313 35311 41350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.67% 36.55% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25014 23738 26958
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 820 865 1131
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.12 £11.40 £11.75
90th Percentile £47.85 £47.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -18 2018 £475 - 335
South East -10 609 £425 - 84
North of England +36 503 £425 +6.25% 207
Midlands -1 488 £384 +2.33% 100
East of England +5 329 £425 - 78
North West +22 311 £438 +9.38% 113
East Midlands -1 246 £388 +19.23% 47
West Midlands 0 237 £375 - 53
Yorkshire +22 177 £400 - 86
South West -17 130 £400 +17.22% 33
North East +52 15 £363 +3.57% 8
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1108 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
2 806 (19.60%) E-Commerce
3 794 (19.30%) Finance
4 483 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 468 (11.38%) SQL
6 420 (10.21%) Java
7 389 (9.46%) SAP
8 384 (9.34%) JavaScript
9 383 (9.31%) Project Management
10 356 (8.66%) Oracle
11 354 (8.61%) Microsoft
12 334 (8.12%) HTML
13 323 (7.85%) Scrum
14 313 (7.61%) CSS
15 277 (6.73%) TDD
16 267 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
17 264 (6.42%) Banking
18 247 (6.01%) User Experience
19 243 (5.91%) Marketing
20 237 (5.76%) Windows
21 233 (5.66%) JIRA
22 227 (5.52%) Analytics
23 224 (5.45%) Git (software)
24 219 (5.32%) Business Analysis
25 218 (5.30%) C#
26 212 (5.15%) Test Automation
27 210 (5.11%) DevOps
28 209 (5.08%) ITIL
28 209 (5.08%) Migration
29 204 (4.96%) .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
1 102 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 73 (1.77%) Confluence
3 70 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 69 (1.68%) CMS
5 58 (1.41%) SAS
6 53 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 44 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 43 (1.05%) JBoss
9 33 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (0.73%) Apache
11 26 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 24 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 22 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 19 (0.46%) MS Exchange
15 17 (0.41%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
17 11 (0.27%) Apache Pig
18 10 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
19 9 (0.22%) IIS
20 7 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 137 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 99 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 59 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 48 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.75%) MS Visio
8 14 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.27%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.17%) SPSS
11 5 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.097%) InVision
13 3 (0.073%) HipChat
13 3 (0.073%) InDesign
14 2 (0.049%) ImageReady
14 2 (0.049%) Stata
15 1 (0.024%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.024%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 137 (3.33%) SAP Retail
2 80 (1.95%) Oracle Retail
3 70 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
4 64 (1.56%) Magento
5 30 (0.73%) SAP CAR
6 27 (0.66%) SAP FI
6 27 (0.66%) SAP SD
7 26 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
7 26 (0.63%) SAP CO
7 26 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
8 25 (0.61%) SAP ERP
9 22 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
10 20 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
11 19 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
12 18 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
13 15 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
13 15 (0.36%) SAP MDG
14 14 (0.34%) NetSuite
14 14 (0.34%) SAP MM
15 12 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 183 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (1.82%) SaaS
4 73 (1.77%) Office 365
5 33 (0.80%) GitHub
6 32 (0.78%) IaaS
7 31 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
9 23 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (0.56%) Google Analytics
10 21 (0.51%) PaaS
11 15 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 11 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 10 (0.24%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.22%) npm
15 9 (0.22%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.19%) Internet
2 62 (1.51%) Firewall
3 51 (1.24%) LAN
4 48 (1.17%) WAN
5 33 (0.80%) DNS
6 29 (0.71%) VPN
7 28 (0.68%) MPLS
7 28 (0.68%) SMS
7 28 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
8 27 (0.66%) HTTP
8 27 (0.66%) Network Security
9 25 (0.61%) DHCP
10 20 (0.49%) TCP/IP
11 16 (0.39%) SSL
12 15 (0.36%) Skype
13 14 (0.34%) FTP
13 14 (0.34%) Wireless
14 13 (0.32%) VoIP
15 12 (0.29%) BGP
16 11 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 117 (2.84%) Big Data
3 89 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
4 87 (2.12%) Relational Database
5 85 (2.07%) MySQL
6 83 (2.02%) Hadoop
7 54 (1.31%) NoSQL
8 45 (1.09%) DB2
9 40 (0.97%) MongoDB
10 38 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 37 (0.90%) RDBMS
12 36 (0.88%) Oracle Database
12 36 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 31 (0.75%) Apache Hive
13 31 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (0.73%) Power BI
15 28 (0.68%) SAP HANA
16 26 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
16 26 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
17 23 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 233 (5.66%) JIRA
2 224 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 158 (3.84%) Selenium
4 142 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 74 (1.80%) Cucumber
6 68 (1.65%) WebDriver
7 61 (1.48%) Maven
8 45 (1.09%) TeamCity
9 44 (1.07%) SoapUI
10 37 (0.90%) Ant
10 37 (0.90%) JIRA Agile
11 35 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 32 (0.78%) SpecFlow
13 31 (0.75%) JUnit
14 29 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (0.61%) Axure RP
16 24 (0.58%) gulp
16 24 (0.58%) Jasmine
17 22 (0.53%) Bitbucket
17 22 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 794 (19.30%) Finance
2 264 (6.42%) Banking
3 243 (5.91%) Marketing
4 139 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 84 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 70 (1.70%) Games
7 63 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 57 (1.39%) Retail Banking
9 54 (1.31%) Legal
10 42 (1.02%) Law
11 39 (0.95%) Automotive
12 32 (0.78%) Advertising
13 31 (0.75%) Billing
14 30 (0.73%) Back Office
15 26 (0.63%) Retail Finance
16 23 (0.56%) Electronics
17 21 (0.51%) German Language
17 21 (0.51%) Investment Banking
18 19 (0.46%) Front Office
19 18 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 872 (21.20%) Analyst
2 788 (19.16%) Developer
3 489 (11.89%) Project Manager
4 452 (10.99%) Business Analyst
5 392 (9.53%) Architect
6 286 (6.95%) Consultant
7 170 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
8 141 (3.43%) Retail Business Analyst
9 128 (3.11%) SAP Consultant
10 125 (3.04%) Java Developer
11 121 (2.94%) IT Manager
12 115 (2.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 107 (2.60%) Senior Developer
14 94 (2.29%) JavaScript Developer
15 92 (2.24%) Test Analyst
16 83 (2.02%) SAP Retail Consultant
17 79 (1.92%) Designer
18 74 (1.80%) Data Architect
18 74 (1.80%) IT Project Manager
19 73 (1.77%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (8.12%) HTML
2 313 (7.61%) CSS
3 204 (4.96%) .NET
4 174 (4.23%) React
5 166 (4.04%) Web Services
6 165 (4.01%) Node.js
7 143 (3.48%) AngularJS
8 142 (3.45%) HTML5
9 139 (3.38%) jQuery
10 128 (3.11%) CSS3
11 120 (2.92%) REST
12 104 (2.53%) Spring
13 103 (2.50%) Sass
14 93 (2.26%) ASP.NET
15 87 (2.12%) RESTful
15 87 (2.12%) XML
16 82 (1.99%) SOAP
17 69 (1.68%) JSON
18 62 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC
19 61 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 267 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (6.01%) User Experience
3 133 (3.23%) EPoS
4 126 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 88 (2.14%) FMCG
6 83 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
7 68 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 51 (1.24%) Data Centre
9 46 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 40 (0.97%) Algorithms
11 35 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 30 (0.73%) Data Structures
13 25 (0.61%) Credit Risk
13 25 (0.61%) Social Media
14 24 (0.58%) iPad
15 23 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
16 21 (0.51%) Online Games
17 20 (0.49%) iPhone
18 18 (0.44%) Fintech
18 18 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 237 (5.76%) Windows
2 188 (4.57%) Linux
3 120 (2.92%) Unix
4 94 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 83 (2.02%) Android
6 52 (1.26%) Windows Server
7 31 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 30 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 29 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 28 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.44%) CentOS
11 18 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.36%) AIX
12 15 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.22%) HPUX
15 6 (0.15%) SUSE
16 5 (0.12%) Solaris
16 5 (0.12%) VMS
16 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1108 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
2 806 (19.60%) E-Commerce
3 483 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 383 (9.31%) Project Management
5 323 (7.85%) Scrum
6 277 (6.73%) TDD
7 227 (5.52%) Analytics
8 219 (5.32%) Business Analysis
9 212 (5.15%) Test Automation
10 210 (5.11%) DevOps
11 209 (5.08%) ITIL
11 209 (5.08%) Migration
12 197 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
13 187 (4.55%) ERP
14 183 (4.45%) BDD
15 179 (4.35%) CRM
16 173 (4.21%) Front End Development
17 163 (3.96%) PRINCE2
18 160 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
19 141 (3.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 468 (11.38%) SQL
2 420 (10.21%) Java
3 384 (9.34%) JavaScript
4 218 (5.30%) C#
5 146 (3.55%) Python
6 99 (2.41%) PHP
7 54 (1.31%) Scala
8 48 (1.17%) PowerShell
9 47 (1.14%) Ruby
10 45 (1.09%) Apple Swift
11 43 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 42 (1.02%) R
13 34 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 30 (0.73%) Shell Script
15 26 (0.63%) ES6
16 24 (0.58%) Objective-C
17 22 (0.53%) C
18 20 (0.49%) C++
19 19 (0.46%) Bash Shell
20 18 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 149 (3.62%) Degree
2 44 (1.07%) ISEB
3 42 (1.02%) PMP
4 35 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 30 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 29 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 28 (0.68%) CISSP
8 26 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (0.53%) CISM
9 22 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 22 (0.53%) Security Cleared
10 21 (0.51%) SC Cleared
11 16 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (0.39%) PhD
12 14 (0.34%) CISA
13 12 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.22%) MBA
14 9 (0.22%) MCP
15 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (3.94%) QA
2 102 (2.48%) GDPR
3 85 (2.07%) PMO
4 56 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 56 (1.36%) SLA
5 43 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 39 (0.95%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.36%) IFRS
8 14 (0.34%) IFRS 9
9 9 (0.22%) COBIT
10 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.097%) GCP
12 3 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.073%) MiFID
13 2 (0.049%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.049%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.049%) PSD2
13 2 (0.049%) WCAG
System Software
1 128 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 106 (2.58%) Docker
3 28 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (0.34%) vCloud
6 13 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.29%) vSphere
8 7 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.15%) HDFS
9 6 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.12%) XenApp
11 4 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.049%) Firmware
12 2 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.049%) pfSense
12 2 (0.049%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.049%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.024%) RACF
13 1 (0.024%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.024%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (1.31%) Ansible
2 50 (1.22%) Puppet
3 43 (1.05%) Terraform
4 42 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (0.80%) SCCM
6 29 (0.71%) Kubernetes
7 22 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
8 12 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (0.27%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.22%) Mesos
11 8 (0.19%) Packer
11 8 (0.19%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.19%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.17%) Consul
12 7 (0.17%) IBM BigFix
12 7 (0.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 6 (0.15%) Rsyslog
14 5 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
15 4 (0.097%) Nessus
15 4 (0.097%) Salt
Vendors
1 389 (9.46%) SAP
2 356 (8.66%) Oracle
3 354 (8.61%) Microsoft
4 134 (3.26%) IBM
5 108 (2.63%) Adobe
6 99 (2.41%) hybris
7 76 (1.85%) Google
8 75 (1.82%) Cisco
9 68 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
10 59 (1.43%) VMware
11 50 (1.22%) ATG
12 48 (1.17%) Tableau
13 46 (1.12%) JDA
14 41 (1.00%) Red Hat
15 40 (0.97%) Apple
16 33 (0.80%) HP
17 30 (0.73%) Citrix
18 28 (0.68%) Demandware
19 27 (0.66%) Remedy
20 24 (0.58%) BMC