Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 58 53
Rank change year-on-year -51 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 661 3,376 4,006
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.19% 4.08% 4.29%
As % of the General category 5.35% 10.39% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 2,202 2,695
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £279 £309 £289
90th Percentile £743 £650 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 59
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +10.89% +2.62%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.30 £12.00
90th Percentile £38.80 £38.95 £72.50
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.69
% change year-on-year -15.15% +12.32% +1.31%

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 12,353 32,487 37,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.93% 39.26% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,000 21,228 24,937
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £304 £300
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 862 966
Median hourly rate £31.00 £23.50 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.91% +2.49% +4.70%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.78 £12.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.05 £22.93 £22.00
% change year-on-year +31.05% +4.23% -

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020.

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 August 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 -79 309 £500 - 118
North of England -27 98 £400 -5.88% 98
Midlands -15 77 £413 -2.94% 63
East of England 0 68 £463 -2.63% 30
East Midlands +7 58 £438 +13.64% 39
South East -63 57 £400 -11.11% 50
Yorkshire -13 51 £400 -10.11% 27
North West -5 45 £388 -8.82% 62
South West -28 32 £490 +8.89% 27
West Midlands -26 20 £400 -5.88% 24
North East +32 2 £100 -70.15% 9
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 149 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (22.09%) E-Commerce
3 124 (18.76%) Finance
4 85 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (11.65%) Microsoft
6 74 (11.20%) SQL
7 71 (10.74%) Azure
8 63 (9.53%) JavaScript
9 62 (9.38%) SAP
9 62 (9.38%) Migration
10 56 (8.47%) Banking
11 54 (8.17%) AWS
11 54 (8.17%) FMCG
12 49 (7.41%) Java
12 49 (7.41%) Windows
13 48 (7.26%) SQL Server
13 48 (7.26%) Project Management
14 47 (7.11%) Python
15 46 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
16 44 (6.66%) DevOps
17 42 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
18 41 (6.20%) Telecoms
18 41 (6.20%) Degree
19 40 (6.05%) Analytics
20 37 (5.60%) Docker
20 37 (5.60%) Kubernetes
20 37 (5.60%) Manufacturing
20 37 (5.60%) ERP
20 37 (5.60%) Oracle
21 36 (5.45%) 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 25 (3.78%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.82%) Confluence
3 10 (1.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 9 (1.36%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.21%) Apache
5 8 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.76%) CMS
7 5 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.45%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.45%) SAS
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.30%) nginx
10 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.91%) Sketch
5 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.45%) InDesign
8 2 (0.30%) InVision
8 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (3.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.66%) Magento
3 7 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.91%) SAP Retail
5 5 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.61%) SAP PLM
6 4 (0.61%) Shopify
7 3 (0.45%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.45%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.45%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.30%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.30%) SAP CS
8 2 (0.30%) SAP Travel Management
8 2 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 71 (10.74%) Azure
2 54 (8.17%) AWS
3 27 (4.08%) Office 365
4 21 (3.18%) SaaS
5 18 (2.72%) Power Platform
6 17 (2.57%) GCP
7 15 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (1.97%) Serverless
9 12 (1.82%) PaaS
10 11 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.66%) GitHub
11 8 (1.21%) IaaS
12 6 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.45%) Apigee
14 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.45%) npm
14 3 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.21%) WAN
2 7 (1.06%) DNS
2 7 (1.06%) LAN
2 7 (1.06%) Skype
3 6 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.76%) Broadband
4 5 (0.76%) DHCP
5 4 (0.61%) HTTP
5 4 (0.61%) Internet
5 4 (0.61%) Intranet
5 4 (0.61%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.61%) Network Security
5 4 (0.61%) VPN
6 3 (0.45%) Firewall
6 3 (0.45%) MPLS
6 3 (0.45%) SSH
6 3 (0.45%) Wireless
7 2 (0.30%) SAN
7 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.99%) Big Data
3 28 (4.24%) Hadoop
4 23 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.57%) Power BI
5 17 (2.57%) SAP HANA
6 12 (1.82%) Data Mining
7 10 (1.51%) Data Lake
7 10 (1.51%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.36%) MySQL
8 9 (1.36%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.21%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.06%) BigQuery
10 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.91%) HDInsight
11 6 (0.91%) Parquet
11 6 (0.91%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.91%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 29 (4.39%) JIRA
2 21 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.12%) Cucumber
4 14 (2.12%) Maven
5 9 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.91%) Subversion
7 5 (0.76%) Selenium
7 5 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.76%) webpack
8 4 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.45%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.45%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.30%) Appium
10 2 (0.30%) Gradle
10 2 (0.30%) Hudson
10 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 124 (18.76%) Finance
2 56 (8.47%) Banking
3 41 (6.20%) Telecoms
4 37 (5.60%) Manufacturing
5 33 (4.99%) Marketing
6 24 (3.63%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.87%) Public Sector
8 15 (2.27%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.66%) Legal
11 10 (1.51%) Corporate Banking
11 10 (1.51%) Law
12 8 (1.21%) Automotive
13 7 (1.06%) Games
14 5 (0.76%) Front Office
15 3 (0.45%) Advertising
15 3 (0.45%) Billing
15 3 (0.45%) Publishing
16 2 (0.30%) Electronics
17 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 118 (17.85%) Developer
2 106 (16.04%) Architect
3 95 (14.37%) Analyst
4 60 (9.08%) Project Manager
5 44 (6.66%) Business Analyst
6 41 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (3.03%) Consultant
9 18 (2.72%) Data Scientist
9 18 (2.72%) SAP Architect
10 17 (2.57%) Data Analyst
11 16 (2.42%) Java Developer
12 14 (2.12%) Data Architect
12 14 (2.12%) Designer
13 12 (1.82%) .NET Developer
13 12 (1.82%) Administrator
13 12 (1.82%) Data Engineer
13 12 (1.82%) Digital Architect
13 12 (1.82%) JavaScript Developer
13 12 (1.82%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.45%) HTML
2 30 (4.54%) .NET
3 27 (4.08%) Node.js
4 25 (3.78%) CSS
5 21 (3.18%) React
5 21 (3.18%) Spring
6 20 (3.03%) REST
7 18 (2.72%) JSON
8 17 (2.57%) XML
9 16 (2.42%) Web Services
10 12 (1.82%) jQuery
11 10 (1.51%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.51%) GraphQL
11 10 (1.51%) Kafka
12 9 (1.36%) Redux
13 8 (1.21%) Hibernate
13 8 (1.21%) React Native
13 8 (1.21%) RESTful
14 7 (1.06%) ASP.NET
14 7 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.17%) FMCG
2 46 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.39%) User Experience
4 21 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.97%) EPoS
7 12 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.66%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.66%) Analytical Mindset
8 11 (1.66%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.51%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.06%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.76%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.76%) iPad
15 4 (0.61%) Clustering
15 4 (0.61%) Market Risk
16 3 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 49 (7.41%) Windows
2 21 (3.18%) Linux
2 21 (3.18%) Windows 10
3 12 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.66%) Unix
4 11 (1.66%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.51%) Android
6 8 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.15%) AIX
11 1 (0.15%) Solaris
11 1 (0.15%) VMS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (22.09%) E-Commerce
3 85 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (9.38%) Migration
5 48 (7.26%) Project Management
6 44 (6.66%) DevOps
7 42 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
8 40 (6.05%) Analytics
9 37 (5.60%) ERP
10 35 (5.30%) Scrum
11 34 (5.14%) Change Management
12 31 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (4.54%) Microservices
14 29 (4.39%) ITIL
14 29 (4.39%) Project Delivery
14 29 (4.39%) Requirements Gathering
15 28 (4.24%) Data Modelling
16 24 (3.63%) Cybersecurity
17 23 (3.48%) Data Science
18 21 (3.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 74 (11.20%) SQL
2 63 (9.53%) JavaScript
3 49 (7.41%) Java
4 47 (7.11%) Python
5 32 (4.84%) C#
6 15 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 15 (2.27%) TypeScript
7 9 (1.36%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.21%) Scala
9 7 (1.06%) Java 8
9 7 (1.06%) PHP
9 7 (1.06%) R
9 7 (1.06%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.91%) VBA
11 5 (0.76%) Delphi
12 4 (0.61%) C
12 4 (0.61%) U-SQL
13 3 (0.45%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.45%) ES6
13 3 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (6.20%) Degree
2 21 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (1.21%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.91%) NVQ Level 4
6 6 (0.91%) Postgraduate
7 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.45%) MCSA
8 3 (0.45%) MCSE
8 3 (0.45%) PMP
8 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.30%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.30%) CISM
9 2 (0.30%) CISSP
9 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.30%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.48%) QA
2 17 (2.57%) PMO
3 13 (1.97%) GDPR
4 9 (1.36%) SLA
5 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.61%) NIST
8 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.15%) HAZOP
9 1 (0.15%) IFRS
9 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (5.60%) Docker
2 29 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.30%) XenApp
5 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.15%) HDFS
6 1 (0.15%) NDS
6 1 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 37 (5.60%) Kubernetes
2 26 (3.93%) Terraform
3 19 (2.87%) Ansible
4 10 (1.51%) Puppet
4 10 (1.51%) SCCM
5 9 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.45%) Istio
7 3 (0.45%) SCOM
8 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.30%) Grafana
8 2 (0.30%) Marathon
8 2 (0.30%) Mesos
8 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.30%) OpenView
8 2 (0.30%) OVSD
9 1 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.15%) QRadar
9 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 77 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.38%) SAP
3 37 (5.60%) Oracle
4 22 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (2.87%) Adobe
6 13 (1.97%) HP
7 12 (1.82%) Cisco
8 11 (1.66%) Dell
8 11 (1.66%) VMware
9 10 (1.51%) Google
9 10 (1.51%) IBM
10 8 (1.21%) Ariba
10 8 (1.21%) Citrix
10 8 (1.21%) hybris
11 6 (0.91%) Tableau
12 5 (0.76%) Borland
12 5 (0.76%) Databricks
12 5 (0.76%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.61%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.61%) SaltStack