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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
UK / England
Rank 43 41 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4  
Contract jobs citing Retail 1881 2097 2245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.59% 4.31% 4.73%
As % of the General category 12.10% 11.37% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1179 1308 1451
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +3.03% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 18
Median hourly rate £65.00 £15.40 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +322.07% -16.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £10.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.00 £45.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year +50.94% -31.16%  

Retail is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15543 18436 18568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 37.91% 37.90% 39.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10212 12185 11692
Median daily rate £465 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 468 445
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.93 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.67 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.57% +22.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Retail as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 972 £465 +3.22% 299
South East +20 287 £450 +7.46% 160
North West +6 132 £400 - 122
Yorkshire -7 97 £450 - 81
East of England -3 96 £469 +10.29% 86
East Midlands -12 94 £308 -16.61% 79
South West +9 92 £412 +2.74% 74
West Midlands +3 87 £400 +0.06% 57
Midlands -2 11 £425 -10.52% 1
North East -6 8 £488 +2.63% 14
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 979 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
2 906 (23.64%) Finance
3 707 (18.45%) E-Commerce
4 676 (17.64%) Banking
5 459 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 448 (11.69%) SQL
7 428 (11.17%) Retail Banking
8 417 (10.88%) Oracle
9 404 (10.54%) Microsoft
10 402 (10.49%) Java
11 344 (8.98%) SAP
12 332 (8.66%) Project Management
13 315 (8.22%) JavaScript
14 312 (8.14%) Scrum
15 300 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
16 287 (7.49%) Windows
17 284 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
18 269 (7.02%) HTML
19 243 (6.34%) Analytics
20 241 (6.29%) MS Excel
21 240 (6.26%) CSS
22 228 (5.95%) SQL Server
23 223 (5.82%) Business Analysis
24 211 (5.51%) Marketing
25 210 (5.48%) User Experience
26 207 (5.40%) JIRA
27 199 (5.19%) TDD
28 198 (5.17%) Migration
29 190 (4.96%) CRM
30 183 (4.78%) .NET

Retail
Top Related 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
1 119 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 96 (2.51%) WebSphere
3 88 (2.30%) CMS
4 68 (1.77%) Confluence
5 64 (1.67%) SAS
6 53 (1.38%) Skype for Business
7 50 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 47 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
9 46 (1.20%) Apache Spark
10 39 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 33 (0.86%) Apache
12 26 (0.68%) JBoss
12 26 (0.68%) Tomcat
13 25 (0.65%) MS Exchange
14 23 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 22 (0.57%) Apache Pig
16 21 (0.55%) IIS
17 15 (0.39%) Drupal
18 13 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
18 13 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 241 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 129 (3.37%) MS Office
3 64 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (1.30%) MS Project
5 44 (1.15%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.21%) HipChat
10 7 (0.18%) SPSS
11 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.052%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.052%) InDesign
14 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.026%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 97 (2.53%) SAP Retail
2 73 (1.91%) Oracle Retail
3 64 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 61 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
5 52 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.76%) SAP FI
6 29 (0.76%) SAP SD
7 27 (0.70%) SAP CO
8 26 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
9 25 (0.65%) Magento
10 24 (0.63%) SAP MM
11 21 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
12 18 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
13 15 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
13 15 (0.39%) SAP CAR
14 14 (0.37%) Eikon
14 14 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
14 14 (0.37%) SAP FSCM
14 14 (0.37%) Unica
15 13 (0.34%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 165 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 147 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (2.48%) Office 365
4 38 (0.99%) GitHub
5 37 (0.97%) Yammer
6 30 (0.78%) PaaS
7 26 (0.68%) SaaS
8 24 (0.63%) IaaS
9 16 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
10 15 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.34%) Google Analytics
12 11 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.13%) Basecamp
15 5 (0.13%) G Suite
15 5 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
16 4 (0.10%) OneDrive
17 3 (0.078%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 63 (1.64%) Internet
2 62 (1.62%) Firewall
3 51 (1.33%) LAN
4 40 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 40 (1.04%) WAN
5 39 (1.02%) Network Security
6 36 (0.94%) DNS
7 33 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (0.81%) VPN
8 31 (0.81%) Wireless
9 30 (0.78%) HTTP
10 21 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (0.50%) MPLS
12 17 (0.44%) Intranet
13 16 (0.42%) DHCP
13 16 (0.42%) SAN
14 14 (0.37%) SSL
14 14 (0.37%) VoIP
15 13 (0.34%) Skype
16 12 (0.31%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 132 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
3 117 (3.05%) Big Data
4 104 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 89 (2.32%) Hadoop
6 86 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 52 (1.36%) Relational Database
9 51 (1.33%) Oracle Database
10 46 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
11 44 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
12 41 (1.07%) NoSQL
13 40 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 37 (0.97%) Apache Hive
14 37 (0.97%) MySQL
15 35 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 33 (0.86%) MongoDB
17 32 (0.84%) DB2
18 31 (0.81%) QlikView
19 23 (0.60%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 207 (5.40%) JIRA
2 149 (3.89%) Jenkins
3 122 (3.18%) Git (software)
4 114 (2.97%) Selenium
5 55 (1.44%) Cucumber
6 44 (1.15%) Maven
7 42 (1.10%) WebDriver
8 37 (0.97%) JUnit
9 33 (0.86%) Gradle
9 33 (0.86%) Subversion
10 31 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (0.78%) TeamCity
12 21 (0.55%) SoapUI
13 18 (0.47%) Ant
13 18 (0.47%) JMeter
14 17 (0.44%) Jasmine
15 16 (0.42%) gulp
15 16 (0.42%) Mockito
15 16 (0.42%) Spock
16 15 (0.39%) Axure RP
General
1 906 (23.64%) Finance
2 676 (17.64%) Banking
3 428 (11.17%) Retail Banking
4 211 (5.51%) Marketing
5 132 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 107 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 73 (1.91%) Advertising
8 72 (1.88%) Legal
9 56 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 48 (1.25%) Back Office
11 46 (1.20%) Investment Banking
12 38 (0.99%) Financial Institution
13 37 (0.97%) Games
14 33 (0.86%) Automotive
15 30 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
16 26 (0.68%) Billing
17 21 (0.55%) Publishing
18 19 (0.50%) Private Banking
19 18 (0.47%) Front Office
20 17 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 771 (20.12%) Analyst
2 680 (17.75%) Developer
3 425 (11.09%) Architect
4 411 (10.73%) Project Manager
5 378 (9.86%) Business Analyst
6 296 (7.72%) Consultant
7 192 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
8 104 (2.71%) SAP Consultant
9 102 (2.66%) Retail Business Analyst
10 96 (2.51%) Designer
11 93 (2.43%) Java Developer
12 91 (2.37%) Test Analyst
13 87 (2.27%) Programme Manager
14 81 (2.11%) IT Manager
15 77 (2.01%) Senior Developer
16 71 (1.85%) Senior Manager
17 66 (1.72%) Senior Analyst
18 64 (1.67%) Test Manager
19 60 (1.57%) IT Project Manager
20 58 (1.51%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (7.02%) HTML
2 240 (6.26%) CSS
3 183 (4.78%) .NET
4 155 (4.04%) Web Services
5 146 (3.81%) HTML5
6 114 (2.97%) AngularJS
7 112 (2.92%) XML
8 104 (2.71%) CSS3
9 83 (2.17%) Spring
10 81 (2.11%) RESTful
11 79 (2.06%) J2EE
11 79 (2.06%) Node.js
12 76 (1.98%) jQuery
13 74 (1.93%) JSON
14 72 (1.88%) ASP.NET
15 63 (1.64%) REST
15 63 (1.64%) SOAP
16 52 (1.36%) Middleware
17 49 (1.28%) React
18 43 (1.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 284 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 210 (5.48%) User Experience
3 113 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 101 (2.64%) EPoS
5 88 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 82 (2.14%) FMCG
7 55 (1.44%) Data Centre
8 54 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 45 (1.17%) Social Media
10 39 (1.02%) Credit Risk
11 38 (0.99%) iPad
12 37 (0.97%) Equities
13 35 (0.91%) Algorithms
14 33 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
15 31 (0.81%) Data Structures
15 31 (0.81%) Fixed Income
15 31 (0.81%) Virtual Team
16 25 (0.65%) iPhone
17 24 (0.63%) Blackberry
18 20 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 287 (7.49%) Windows
2 155 (4.04%) Linux
3 129 (3.37%) Unix
4 69 (1.80%) Windows Server
5 68 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 54 (1.41%) Android
7 51 (1.33%) Windows 7
8 37 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 17 (0.44%) AIX
13 15 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 15 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.29%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.26%) CentOS
16 8 (0.21%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 979 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
2 707 (18.45%) E-Commerce
3 459 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 332 (8.66%) Project Management
5 312 (8.14%) Scrum
6 300 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
7 243 (6.34%) Analytics
8 223 (5.82%) Business Analysis
9 199 (5.19%) TDD
10 198 (5.17%) Migration
11 190 (4.96%) CRM
12 171 (4.46%) DevOps
13 161 (4.20%) ERP
14 149 (3.89%) PRINCE2
15 146 (3.81%) ITIL
16 142 (3.71%) BDD
17 141 (3.68%) Waterfall
18 137 (3.58%) Change Management
19 130 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
20 127 (3.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 448 (11.69%) SQL
2 402 (10.49%) Java
3 315 (8.22%) JavaScript
4 179 (4.67%) C#
5 98 (2.56%) Python
6 62 (1.62%) T-SQL
7 46 (1.20%) Scala
8 43 (1.12%) C
9 42 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 36 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 35 (0.91%) Ruby
12 34 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.86%) PHP
14 31 (0.81%) Perl
15 30 (0.78%) R
16 29 (0.76%) Bash Shell
17 27 (0.70%) Apple Swift
18 25 (0.65%) VBA
19 23 (0.60%) Objective-C
20 21 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 168 (4.38%) Degree
2 69 (1.80%) ISEB
3 44 (1.15%) CISSP
4 32 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (0.84%) PMI Certification
5 31 (0.81%) PMP
6 29 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 23 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (0.55%) CISA
8 21 (0.55%) CISM
9 18 (0.47%) Security Cleared
10 17 (0.44%) MCSE
11 16 (0.42%) CCNP
12 15 (0.39%) CCNA
13 14 (0.37%) SC Cleared
14 13 (0.34%) MCP
15 12 (0.31%) APMP
15 12 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
16 11 (0.29%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (2.97%) QA
2 96 (2.51%) PMO
3 39 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 38 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 37 (0.97%) SLA
6 32 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.50%) GDPR
8 14 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.31%) SDET
10 10 (0.26%) IFRS
10 10 (0.26%) IFRS 9
11 9 (0.23%) MiFID
12 8 (0.21%) P3O
12 8 (0.21%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.21%) WCAG
13 6 (0.16%) FATCA
14 4 (0.10%) Basel III
14 4 (0.10%) COBIT
15 3 (0.078%) SEPA
System Software
1 119 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 87 (2.27%) Docker
3 39 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.18%) vSphere
8 6 (0.16%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.13%) HDFS
9 5 (0.13%) vCloud
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.10%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.078%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.052%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.052%) SRDF
13 1 (0.026%) KVM
13 1 (0.026%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 86 (2.24%) Ansible
2 64 (1.67%) Puppet
3 56 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (0.76%) SCCM
5 28 (0.73%) Terraform
6 13 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 8 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 7 (0.18%) Oozie
10 6 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.13%) Consul
11 5 (0.13%) Nagios
12 4 (0.10%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.10%) Pingdom
12 4 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.078%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 3 (0.078%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.078%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 417 (10.88%) Oracle
2 404 (10.54%) Microsoft
3 344 (8.98%) SAP
4 110 (2.87%) IBM
5 94 (2.45%) Adobe
6 73 (1.91%) Cisco
7 69 (1.80%) VMware
8 67 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
9 66 (1.72%) ATG
10 64 (1.67%) hybris
11 51 (1.33%) Google
12 42 (1.10%) Infor
13 41 (1.07%) Citrix
14 37 (0.97%) HP
14 37 (0.97%) Tableau
15 32 (0.84%) Splunk
16 29 (0.76%) CheckPoint
17 28 (0.73%) Red Hat
18 23 (0.60%) ServiceNow
19 22 (0.57%) MuleSoft
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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London
Spring Technology
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London
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London
Proactive Appointments
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Searchability
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London
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London
Venturi
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Searchability
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
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London
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Searchability
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