Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 104 59
Rank change year-on-year +32 -45 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,910 761 3,427
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.34% 2.33% 4.10%
As % of the General category 6.27% 4.46% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,075 430 2,200
10th Percentile £313 £274 £313
25th Percentile £413 £375 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £573 £575
90th Percentile £701 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £520 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +15.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 15 32
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £13.10
25th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £14.21
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.90% -12.12% +10.00%
75th Percentile £20.00 £15.63 £20.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £16.25 £24.09
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -12.12% +10.00%

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 30,476 17,081 43,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.32% 52.31% 52.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,553 11,495 28,573
10th Percentile £310 £275 £281
25th Percentile £408 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,136 625 1,299
10th Percentile £11.88 £12.37 £10.79
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.47 £20.57 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.35% +2.85% +6.95%
75th Percentile £40.38 £40.75 £39.24
90th Percentile £56.38 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.36
% change year-on-year -4.88% +5.89% +6.81%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +57 1,015 £525 +5.00% 382
East of England +29 189 £525 +10.53% 72
North of England +12 182 £454 +13.59% 289
South East +26 171 £475 +11.76% 156
Midlands -19 125 £425 +3.03% 178
North West +15 98 £450 +13.21% 162
South West +24 90 £513 +10.81% 81
Yorkshire -12 69 £475 +18.75% 105
East Midlands -16 67 £401 -10.83% 66
West Midlands -5 58 £448 +11.88% 110
North East +8 15 £494 +393.75% 22
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 589 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (21.62%) E-Commerce
3 400 (20.94%) Social Skills
4 332 (17.38%) Finance
5 294 (15.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 237 (12.41%) Azure
7 222 (11.62%) Java
8 214 (11.20%) SQL
9 180 (9.42%) Project Management
9 180 (9.42%) DevOps
10 172 (9.01%) AWS
11 171 (8.95%) SAP
12 159 (8.32%) Scrum
13 157 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
14 147 (7.70%) CRM
15 146 (7.64%) Microservices
16 145 (7.59%) Microsoft
17 142 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
18 135 (7.07%) JavaScript
19 133 (6.96%) Marketing
19 133 (6.96%) User Experience
20 128 (6.70%) Analytics
21 115 (6.02%) JIRA
21 115 (6.02%) Python
22 112 (5.86%) Banking
23 111 (5.81%) Salesforce.com
23 111 (5.81%) Project Delivery
24 110 (5.76%) ERP
24 110 (5.76%) Migration
25 104 (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 26 (1.36%) Confluence
2 25 (1.31%) CMS
2 25 (1.31%) IBM Domino
2 25 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 11 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (0.52%) SAS
5 10 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.26%) JBoss
8 3 (0.16%) Apache
8 3 (0.16%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.16%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.16%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.10%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 52 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.36%) Sketch
4 33 (1.73%) Zeplin
5 23 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (1.15%) InVision
7 14 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.63%) MS Visio
9 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (0.37%) Figma
11 6 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.31%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.21%) Marvel
13 3 (0.16%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.16%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.052%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 48 (2.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 47 (2.46%) SAP Retail
3 46 (2.41%) Magento
4 22 (1.15%) SAP Hybris
5 20 (1.05%) Shopify
6 16 (0.84%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 13 (0.68%) SAP FI
8 12 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
9 11 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
9 11 (0.58%) SAP CAR
9 11 (0.58%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.47%) SAP MM
10 9 (0.47%) SAP SD
11 7 (0.37%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.37%) SAP ERP
12 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.26%) SAP MDG
12 5 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 237 (12.41%) Azure
2 172 (9.01%) AWS
3 66 (3.46%) Microsoft 365
4 55 (2.88%) GCP
5 49 (2.57%) Power Platform
5 49 (2.57%) Serverless
6 35 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
6 35 (1.83%) SaaS
7 34 (1.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 28 (1.47%) GitHub
8 28 (1.47%) PaaS
9 25 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
10 24 (1.26%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 17 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
12 12 (0.63%) Google Analytics
13 11 (0.58%) Apigee
13 11 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 9 (0.47%) iPaaS
15 9 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
2 31 (1.62%) DNS
3 28 (1.47%) Firewall
4 18 (0.94%) DHCP
5 15 (0.79%) HTTP
6 12 (0.63%) SNMP
6 12 (0.63%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (0.52%) HTTPS
8 10 (0.52%) VPN
9 6 (0.31%) Internet
9 6 (0.31%) Network Security
10 5 (0.26%) SMS
11 4 (0.21%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.21%) RTSP
11 4 (0.21%) VLAN
11 4 (0.21%) VoIP
11 4 (0.21%) WAN
12 3 (0.16%) Wireless
12 3 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (2.20%) Power BI
3 41 (2.15%) SQL Server
4 39 (2.04%) Big Data
5 33 (1.73%) MySQL
6 29 (1.52%) Data Lake
7 26 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (1.31%) Relational Database
8 25 (1.31%) Tableau
9 23 (1.20%) NoSQL
10 21 (1.10%) Metadata
11 18 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (0.84%) DB2
12 16 (0.84%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.63%) SQLite
14 11 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
15 10 (0.52%) Data Vault
15 10 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 115 (6.02%) JIRA
2 85 (4.45%) Git (software)
3 65 (3.40%) Jenkins
4 33 (1.73%) Maven
5 27 (1.41%) Cucumber
5 27 (1.41%) Postman
6 15 (0.79%) Cypress.io
6 15 (0.79%) Mockito
6 15 (0.79%) Selenium
7 13 (0.68%) Eclipse
8 12 (0.63%) JUnit
8 12 (0.63%) webpack
9 11 (0.58%) Axure RP
9 11 (0.58%) IntelliJ
9 11 (0.58%) Xcode
10 9 (0.47%) CruiseControl
11 8 (0.42%) CircleCI
11 8 (0.42%) ESLint
12 7 (0.37%) REST Assured
12 7 (0.37%) Storybook
General
1 400 (20.94%) Social Skills
2 332 (17.38%) Finance
3 142 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
4 133 (6.96%) Marketing
5 112 (5.86%) Banking
6 86 (4.50%) Presentation Skills
7 60 (3.14%) Manufacturing
8 48 (2.51%) Retail Banking
9 47 (2.46%) Telecoms
10 42 (2.20%) Influencing Skills
11 41 (2.15%) Investment Banking
12 37 (1.94%) Organisational Skills
13 33 (1.73%) Corporate Banking
14 23 (1.20%) Billing
15 21 (1.10%) Public Sector
16 17 (0.89%) Legal
16 17 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.84%) Automotive
18 14 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
19 13 (0.68%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 288 (15.08%) Architect
1 288 (15.08%) Developer
2 286 (14.97%) Analyst
3 192 (10.05%) Project Manager
4 180 (9.42%) Solutions Architect
5 163 (8.53%) Business Analyst
6 73 (3.82%) Designer
7 66 (3.46%) Consultant
7 66 (3.46%) Java Developer
8 50 (2.62%) Data Architect
9 48 (2.51%) Service Analyst
10 47 (2.46%) Senior Developer
11 46 (2.41%) E-Commerce Manager
12 44 (2.30%) Service Desk Analyst
13 39 (2.04%) Programme Manager
13 39 (2.04%) Technical Manager
14 38 (1.99%) Delivery Manager
15 33 (1.73%) UI Designer
16 32 (1.68%) UX Designer
17 31 (1.62%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.19%) React
2 77 (4.03%) HTML
3 73 (3.82%) CSS
4 66 (3.46%) Spring
5 61 (3.19%) REST
6 59 (3.09%) Node.js
7 58 (3.04%) .NET
8 54 (2.83%) Web Services
9 51 (2.67%) RESTful
10 43 (2.25%) Spring Boot
11 36 (1.88%) XML
12 31 (1.62%) Kafka
13 30 (1.57%) GraphQL
14 25 (1.31%) J2EE
15 23 (1.20%) HTML5
15 23 (1.20%) Jest
15 23 (1.20%) JMS
16 22 (1.15%) Swagger
17 20 (1.05%) AngularJS
17 20 (1.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 133 (6.96%) User Experience
2 77 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 58 (3.04%) FMCG
4 49 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
5 38 (1.99%) EPoS
6 35 (1.83%) Public Cloud
7 32 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
9 27 (1.41%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
11 25 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 18 (0.94%) iPad
13 17 (0.89%) Data Structures
13 17 (0.89%) W3C
14 15 (0.79%) Digital Signage
14 15 (0.79%) NHS
14 15 (0.79%) Social Media
15 12 (0.63%) Cloud Native
15 12 (0.63%) Legacy Applications
16 11 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 81 (4.24%) Windows
2 71 (3.72%) Apple iOS
3 61 (3.19%) Android
4 43 (2.25%) Linux
5 32 (1.68%) Windows 10
6 29 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 21 (1.10%) Unix
9 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.31%) AIX
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.16%) VMS
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.10%) CentOS
12 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.052%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (21.62%) E-Commerce
3 294 (15.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 180 (9.42%) DevOps
4 180 (9.42%) Project Management
5 159 (8.32%) Scrum
6 157 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
7 147 (7.70%) CRM
8 146 (7.64%) Microservices
9 128 (6.70%) Analytics
10 111 (5.81%) Project Delivery
11 110 (5.76%) ERP
11 110 (5.76%) Migration
12 100 (5.24%) TDD
13 88 (4.61%) Data Modelling
14 80 (4.19%) Logistics
15 78 (4.08%) User Stories
15 78 (4.08%) Waterfall
16 77 (4.03%) Software Engineering
17 76 (3.98%) Business Case
Programming Languages
1 222 (11.62%) Java
2 214 (11.20%) SQL
3 135 (7.07%) JavaScript
4 115 (6.02%) Python
5 58 (3.04%) C#
6 51 (2.67%) Go
7 40 (2.09%) TypeScript
8 25 (1.31%) Java 8
9 24 (1.26%) PowerShell
10 22 (1.15%) ES6
11 21 (1.10%) Apple Swift
12 19 (0.99%) Java 11
12 19 (0.99%) PHP
12 19 (0.99%) Scala
13 17 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 16 (0.84%) R
15 14 (0.73%) Kotlin
16 11 (0.58%) ANSI SQL
16 11 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 89 (4.66%) Degree
2 35 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 33 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 12 (0.63%) A+ Certification
6 12 (0.63%) MCSA
6 12 (0.63%) PMP
7 9 (0.47%) MCP
8 7 (0.37%) ISEB
9 5 (0.26%) APMP
9 5 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.21%) CISM
10 4 (0.21%) CISSP
10 4 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.16%) CCNA
11 3 (0.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.87%) QA
2 42 (2.20%) Accessibility
3 36 (1.88%) PMO
4 29 (1.52%) GDPR
5 24 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 22 (1.15%) SLA
7 18 (0.94%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.31%) IFRS
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
9 3 (0.16%) GRC
9 3 (0.16%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.16%) PSD2
9 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.052%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.052%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.052%) ITGC
11 1 (0.052%) NIST
11 1 (0.052%) SEPA
11 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 100 (5.24%) Docker
2 71 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.37%) VMware NSX
5 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.26%) vSphere
6 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.16%) NFS
7 3 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 2 (0.10%) Firmware
8 2 (0.10%) Postfix
8 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.052%) Ceph
9 1 (0.052%) HDFS
9 1 (0.052%) Samba
9 1 (0.052%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 96 (5.03%) Kubernetes
2 64 (3.35%) Terraform
3 44 (2.30%) Ansible
4 29 (1.52%) SCCM
5 20 (1.05%) Puppet
6 16 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.63%) AirWatch
8 10 (0.52%) Grafana
9 7 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 7 (0.37%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.26%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.26%) Nessus
12 4 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.21%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.21%) vRealize
13 3 (0.16%) Istio
13 3 (0.16%) Knative
14 2 (0.10%) Packer
14 2 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 171 (8.95%) SAP
2 145 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 111 (5.81%) Salesforce.com
4 104 (5.45%) Oracle
5 70 (3.66%) hybris
6 59 (3.09%) Adobe
7 45 (2.36%) Cisco
8 44 (2.30%) Google
9 43 (2.25%) MuleSoft
10 42 (2.20%) IBM
11 29 (1.52%) ServiceNow
12 27 (1.41%) VMware
13 25 (1.31%) Splunk
13 25 (1.31%) Xerox
14 24 (1.26%) Databricks
15 23 (1.20%) Citrix
16 17 (0.89%) Meraki
17 14 (0.73%) Apple
17 14 (0.73%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
18 12 (0.63%) Zscaler