Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 44 47
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,845 4,068 3,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.15% 4.52% 3.85%
As % of the General category 10.71% 12.32% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,681 2,723 2,406
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £275
90th Percentile £613 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 22 37
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.90 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +20.68% -0.28%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.78 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.00 £37.13 £33.78
UK median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -4.29% +25.00% -0.28%

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 35,909 33,017 38,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.79% 36.67% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,114 22,072 24,914
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 844 1,066
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.59%
10th Percentile £12.31 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.71 £47.00 £48.24
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year +4.00% -8.26% +20.15%

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018. 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 1,963 £475 - 675
South East -22 544 £450 +5.88% 228
North of England +28 448 £413 +3.13% 360
Midlands -4 426 £375 +6.38% 242
East of England +15 326 £435 -0.57% 139
North West +15 264 £423 +8.33% 217
West Midlands -6 225 £370 -1.33% 108
East Midlands -8 195 £395 +38.60% 134
Yorkshire +22 172 £400 - 131
South West -20 113 £400 +3.23% 80
North East +48 12 £350 - 12
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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 1,061 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 818 (21.27%) E-Commerce
3 759 (19.74%) Finance
4 448 (11.65%) Java
5 446 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 370 (9.62%) Project Management
7 366 (9.52%) SQL
8 362 (9.41%) JavaScript
9 335 (8.71%) Microsoft
10 327 (8.50%) Scrum
11 321 (8.35%) SAP
12 315 (8.19%) HTML
13 293 (7.62%) CSS
14 290 (7.54%) TDD
15 284 (7.39%) Oracle
16 240 (6.24%) Analytics
17 232 (6.03%) Banking
18 228 (5.93%) DevOps
19 227 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
20 222 (5.77%) Migration
21 218 (5.67%) Windows
22 208 (5.41%) Marketing
22 208 (5.41%) Git (software)
23 206 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
24 205 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
25 202 (5.25%) Business Analysis
26 200 (5.20%) User Experience
27 197 (5.12%) Test Automation
28 195 (5.07%) C#
29 191 (4.97%) BDD

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
1 108 (2.81%) WebSphere
2 79 (2.05%) Apache Spark
3 76 (1.98%) Confluence
4 69 (1.79%) CMS
4 69 (1.79%) SAS
5 42 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 41 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 34 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (0.78%) JBoss
9 27 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (0.65%) Apache
11 19 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 19 (0.49%) MS Exchange
12 18 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
13 16 (0.42%) Apache Pig
14 13 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.29%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.29%) WordPress
16 10 (0.26%) nginx
16 10 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 118 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 109 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 43 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 27 (0.70%) MS Visio
8 12 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.21%) Chatbot
10 8 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.18%) SPSS
12 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.052%) ImageReady
13 2 (0.052%) Stata
14 1 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.026%) Gephi
14 1 (0.026%) HipChat
14 1 (0.026%) InVision
Business Applications
1 103 (2.68%) SAP Retail
2 81 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 64 (1.66%) Magento
4 55 (1.43%) Oracle Retail
5 27 (0.70%) SAP FI
5 27 (0.70%) SAP SD
6 25 (0.65%) SAP CO
6 25 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
7 23 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
8 20 (0.52%) NetSuite
8 20 (0.52%) SAP CAR
9 19 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
9 19 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
10 18 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
11 16 (0.42%) SAP ERP
11 16 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
12 13 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 13 (0.34%) SAP MM
13 12 (0.31%) SAP MDG
14 10 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 206 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 205 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (1.98%) Office 365
4 75 (1.95%) SaaS
5 40 (1.04%) GitHub
6 39 (1.01%) IaaS
7 31 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 29 (0.75%) PaaS
9 28 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (0.70%) Google Analytics
11 23 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 13 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.31%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 10 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
19 7 (0.18%) Dialogflow
19 7 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 78 (2.03%) Internet
2 56 (1.46%) Firewall
3 44 (1.14%) WAN
4 39 (1.01%) LAN
5 30 (0.78%) SMS
6 24 (0.62%) MPLS
6 24 (0.62%) TCP/IP
7 23 (0.60%) DNS
7 23 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 21 (0.55%) HTTP
9 20 (0.52%) VPN
10 19 (0.49%) DHCP
11 18 (0.47%) Network Security
12 15 (0.39%) Skype
13 13 (0.34%) FTP
14 11 (0.29%) SAN
14 11 (0.29%) VoIP
14 11 (0.29%) Wireless
15 10 (0.26%) BGP
15 10 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 126 (3.28%) Big Data
3 100 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 89 (2.31%) Hadoop
5 85 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 83 (2.16%) MySQL
7 60 (1.56%) NoSQL
8 45 (1.17%) MongoDB
9 43 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 42 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 41 (1.07%) DB2
12 34 (0.88%) Apache Hive
13 32 (0.83%) Power BI
14 31 (0.81%) Oracle Database
15 29 (0.75%) RDBMS
16 27 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
17 26 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 24 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
18 24 (0.62%) SAP HANA
19 22 (0.57%) HBase
Development Applications
1 208 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 173 (4.50%) JIRA
3 120 (3.12%) Jenkins
4 114 (2.96%) Selenium
5 68 (1.77%) Cucumber
6 64 (1.66%) Maven
7 63 (1.64%) TeamCity
8 60 (1.56%) WebDriver
9 39 (1.01%) SoapUI
10 37 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 35 (0.91%) JUnit
12 33 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 32 (0.83%) SpecFlow
14 29 (0.75%) Ant
14 29 (0.75%) NUnit
14 29 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
15 28 (0.73%) Axure RP
16 25 (0.65%) Subversion
17 22 (0.57%) gulp
18 21 (0.55%) Grunt
General
1 759 (19.74%) Finance
2 232 (6.03%) Banking
3 208 (5.41%) Marketing
4 120 (3.12%) Telecoms
5 70 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 64 (1.66%) Games
7 59 (1.53%) Retail Banking
8 48 (1.25%) Legal
9 34 (0.88%) Advertising
10 33 (0.86%) Law
11 32 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 31 (0.81%) Billing
12 31 (0.81%) Retail Finance
13 29 (0.75%) Automotive
14 27 (0.70%) Back Office
15 21 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.55%) German Language
16 16 (0.42%) Front Office
16 16 (0.42%) Investment Banking
17 15 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 788 (20.49%) Analyst
2 740 (19.25%) Developer
3 457 (11.89%) Project Manager
4 417 (10.85%) Business Analyst
5 384 (9.99%) Architect
6 254 (6.61%) Consultant
7 165 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
8 126 (3.28%) Java Developer
8 126 (3.28%) Retail Business Analyst
9 118 (3.07%) Senior Developer
10 107 (2.78%) IT Manager
11 97 (2.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 96 (2.50%) SAP Consultant
13 85 (2.21%) Designer
14 84 (2.18%) JavaScript Developer
14 84 (2.18%) Test Analyst
15 80 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
16 79 (2.05%) IT Project Manager
17 72 (1.87%) Data Analyst
17 72 (1.87%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (8.19%) HTML
2 293 (7.62%) CSS
3 183 (4.76%) .NET
4 162 (4.21%) React
5 151 (3.93%) Web Services
6 147 (3.82%) Node.js
7 129 (3.36%) jQuery
8 120 (3.12%) AngularJS
9 116 (3.02%) HTML5
10 106 (2.76%) Spring
11 100 (2.60%) REST
12 98 (2.55%) CSS3
13 97 (2.52%) Sass
14 74 (1.92%) XML
15 71 (1.85%) ASP.NET
16 69 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
17 65 (1.69%) J2EE
17 65 (1.69%) SOAP
18 63 (1.64%) JSON
19 56 (1.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 227 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 200 (5.20%) User Experience
3 139 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 135 (3.51%) EPoS
5 79 (2.05%) FMCG
6 69 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 50 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 45 (1.17%) Data Centre
10 40 (1.04%) Computer Science
11 38 (0.99%) Virtual Team
12 36 (0.94%) Blog
13 34 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 32 (0.83%) Data Structures
15 31 (0.81%) Credit Risk
16 27 (0.70%) Public Cloud
17 23 (0.60%) Fintech
18 22 (0.57%) NHS
19 21 (0.55%) Online Games
19 21 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 218 (5.67%) Windows
2 154 (4.01%) Linux
3 101 (2.63%) Unix
4 94 (2.44%) Android
5 92 (2.39%) Apple iOS
6 45 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.86%) Windows 7
8 30 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 28 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.36%) CentOS
12 14 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.23%) AIX
13 9 (0.23%) HPUX
13 9 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.18%) Nucleus RTOS
16 5 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,061 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 818 (21.27%) E-Commerce
3 446 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 370 (9.62%) Project Management
5 327 (8.50%) Scrum
6 290 (7.54%) TDD
7 240 (6.24%) Analytics
8 228 (5.93%) DevOps
9 222 (5.77%) Migration
10 202 (5.25%) Business Analysis
11 197 (5.12%) Test Automation
12 191 (4.97%) BDD
13 190 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
14 179 (4.66%) CRM
15 170 (4.42%) ERP
16 167 (4.34%) ITIL
17 153 (3.98%) Microservices
18 152 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
19 151 (3.93%) PRINCE2
20 146 (3.80%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 448 (11.65%) Java
2 366 (9.52%) SQL
3 362 (9.41%) JavaScript
4 195 (5.07%) C#
5 167 (4.34%) Python
6 107 (2.78%) PHP
7 69 (1.79%) Scala
8 67 (1.74%) R
9 54 (1.40%) PowerShell
10 38 (0.99%) Ruby
11 35 (0.91%) Apple Swift
11 35 (0.91%) ES6
12 32 (0.83%) T-SQL
13 31 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 25 (0.65%) C
14 25 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 24 (0.62%) C++
16 20 (0.52%) Go
17 19 (0.49%) Objective-C
18 18 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (3.67%) Degree
2 46 (1.20%) PMP
3 44 (1.14%) PMI Certification
4 35 (0.91%) CISSP
4 35 (0.91%) Security Cleared
5 30 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 29 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 28 (0.73%) ISEB
8 22 (0.57%) CISM
9 21 (0.55%) CISA
10 20 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 19 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 18 (0.47%) PhD
12 18 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.39%) MCP
14 11 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.16%) CCNP
17 6 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (4.58%) QA
2 119 (3.09%) GDPR
3 101 (2.63%) PMO
4 72 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 64 (1.66%) SLA
6 42 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 41 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (0.55%) IFRS
9 19 (0.49%) IFRS 9
10 12 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.29%) COBIT
12 6 (0.16%) GCP
13 4 (0.10%) COSO
14 3 (0.078%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.078%) WCAG
15 2 (0.052%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.052%) HL7
15 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 112 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 104 (2.70%) Docker
3 32 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.49%) vCloud
5 17 (0.44%) vSphere
6 15 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.31%) HDFS
8 11 (0.29%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.16%) XenApp
11 5 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.078%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.052%) Firmware
13 2 (0.052%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.052%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.026%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.026%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.026%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.026%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (1.48%) Ansible
2 55 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (1.17%) Puppet
4 44 (1.14%) Terraform
5 35 (0.91%) Kubernetes
6 31 (0.81%) SCCM
7 13 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.26%) Mesos
9 8 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.21%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (0.16%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.13%) IBM BigFix
12 5 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.13%) Packer
12 5 (0.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 4 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.10%) Kibana
13 4 (0.10%) Nessus
13 4 (0.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 335 (8.71%) Microsoft
2 321 (8.35%) SAP
3 284 (7.39%) Oracle
4 114 (2.96%) IBM
5 104 (2.70%) Adobe
6 100 (2.60%) hybris
7 84 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
8 76 (1.98%) Google
9 74 (1.92%) Cisco
10 66 (1.72%) VMware
11 55 (1.43%) Tableau
12 47 (1.22%) ATG
13 43 (1.12%) JDA
14 35 (0.91%) Demandware
14 35 (0.91%) Red Hat
15 34 (0.88%) Citrix
16 27 (0.70%) Apple
16 27 (0.70%) HP
17 24 (0.62%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
18 22 (0.57%) Capita