Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 46 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,946 4,075 4,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.27% 4.52% 4.66%
As % of the General category 11.47% 11.37% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,618 2,720 2,976
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £288 £257 £263
90th Percentile £600 £615 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 47 38
England median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +10.73% -16.23%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £25.00 £29.70 £37.65
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £14.45
% change year-on-year -15.63% +10.73% -15.00%

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 34,389 35,852 36,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.21% 39.81% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,858 23,929 24,583
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 776 898
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.87% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.08 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.83 £26.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -8.37% +13.43% -4.49%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -4 2,107 £475 - 535
South East -13 529 £450 +5.88% 236
North of England -17 465 £413 -2.94% 274
Midlands -11 438 £400 +6.67% 250
East of England -3 275 £433 +0.58% 109
Yorkshire +16 255 £415 +0.61% 104
East Midlands +4 217 £400 +6.67% 120
West Midlands -12 216 £395 +5.33% 129
North West -29 199 £400 -5.88% 148
South West +1 119 £425 +4.29% 96
North East -10 11 £350 -3.45% 22
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,289 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 894 (22.66%) E-Commerce
3 746 (18.91%) Finance
4 518 (13.13%) JavaScript
5 503 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 473 (11.99%) Java
7 428 (10.85%) SQL
8 404 (10.24%) Scrum
9 382 (9.68%) HTML
10 379 (9.60%) Microsoft
11 367 (9.30%) CSS
12 345 (8.74%) Project Management
13 330 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
14 310 (7.86%) Oracle
15 294 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
16 290 (7.35%) TDD
17 271 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
18 263 (6.66%) SQL Server
19 253 (6.41%) SAP
20 247 (6.26%) Windows
21 246 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
22 244 (6.18%) User Experience
23 241 (6.11%) Git (software)
24 228 (5.78%) Python
24 228 (5.78%) Migration
25 222 (5.63%) C#
26 220 (5.58%) Test Automation
27 218 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
28 215 (5.45%) Waterfall
29 214 (5.42%) Marketing

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
1 103 (2.61%) WebSphere
2 64 (1.62%) Confluence
3 62 (1.57%) CMS
4 48 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 47 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 44 (1.12%) SAS
7 43 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 40 (1.01%) Apache
9 35 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 32 (0.81%) WordPress
11 28 (0.71%) Commerce Server
12 25 (0.63%) MS Exchange
13 24 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (0.51%) Mule
15 18 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 16 (0.41%) JBoss
17 14 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (0.35%) Skype for Business
18 13 (0.33%) Anypoint
18 13 (0.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 99 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 92 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
4 47 (1.19%) Photoshop
5 40 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 35 (0.89%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.28%) InVision
8 11 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 11 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.25%) SPSS
10 7 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.15%) Windchill
12 5 (0.13%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.076%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.076%) CINEMA 4D
13 3 (0.076%) Gliffy
14 2 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.051%) ImageReady
15 1 (0.025%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 73 (1.85%) Oracle Retail
2 45 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
4 32 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
5 29 (0.73%) Magento
6 22 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
7 21 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
8 20 (0.51%) SAP Retail
9 15 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
9 15 (0.38%) SAP SD
10 14 (0.35%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
12 10 (0.25%) SAP FI
13 9 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
13 9 (0.23%) SAP SCM
14 8 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
14 8 (0.20%) SAP MM
15 7 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
15 7 (0.18%) SAP ERP
15 7 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 330 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
2 218 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (2.38%) Office 365
4 79 (2.00%) Serverless
5 77 (1.95%) SaaS
6 68 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
7 43 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
8 42 (1.06%) PaaS
9 37 (0.94%) IaaS
10 30 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 29 (0.73%) Amazon S3
12 28 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
13 27 (0.68%) GitHub
14 22 (0.56%) npm
15 21 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
16 19 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
17 18 (0.46%) Google Analytics
18 17 (0.43%) Azure Functions
19 13 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
20 11 (0.28%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (1.93%) Firewall
2 54 (1.37%) WAN
3 44 (1.12%) Internet
3 44 (1.12%) LAN
4 43 (1.09%) HTTP
5 33 (0.84%) VPN
6 32 (0.81%) DNS
7 29 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
7 29 (0.73%) Wireless
8 24 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 21 (0.53%) DHCP
10 20 (0.51%) VoIP
11 17 (0.43%) Skype
12 15 (0.38%) Network Security
13 14 (0.35%) MPLS
14 13 (0.33%) Cisco ISE
14 13 (0.33%) Unified Communications
15 12 (0.30%) SMS
16 9 (0.23%) SSL
17 8 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (6.66%) SQL Server
2 207 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
3 158 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 151 (3.83%) Big Data
5 127 (3.22%) MySQL
6 93 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 89 (2.26%) NoSQL
8 88 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 85 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
10 84 (2.13%) MongoDB
11 69 (1.75%) Power BI
12 66 (1.67%) Hadoop
13 53 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 49 (1.24%) RDBMS
15 43 (1.09%) Data Lake
16 34 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
17 30 (0.76%) Oracle Database
17 30 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
18 27 (0.68%) Apache Hive
18 27 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 241 (6.11%) Git (software)
2 178 (4.51%) JIRA
3 153 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 109 (2.76%) Selenium
5 60 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 50 (1.27%) Maven
7 45 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (1.12%) Subversion
9 41 (1.04%) JUnit
10 36 (0.91%) Jasmine
10 36 (0.91%) webpack
11 35 (0.89%) Mocha
12 33 (0.84%) SpecFlow
13 32 (0.81%) Visual Studio
14 30 (0.76%) WebDriver
15 28 (0.71%) TeamCity
16 27 (0.68%) Gatling
17 24 (0.61%) gulp
18 22 (0.56%) Grunt
18 22 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 746 (18.91%) Finance
2 214 (5.42%) Marketing
3 185 (4.69%) Banking
4 144 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 121 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 64 (1.62%) Legal
7 51 (1.29%) Automotive
8 40 (1.01%) Law
9 37 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 36 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 27 (0.68%) Back Office
12 23 (0.58%) Games
12 23 (0.58%) Publishing
13 20 (0.51%) Advertising
14 16 (0.41%) Front Office
15 14 (0.35%) Electronics
15 14 (0.35%) French Language
15 14 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 848 (21.49%) Developer
2 762 (19.31%) Analyst
3 438 (11.10%) Business Analyst
4 431 (10.92%) Project Manager
5 386 (9.78%) Architect
6 181 (4.59%) Consultant
7 164 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
8 119 (3.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 119 (3.02%) Java Developer
8 119 (3.02%) Retail Business Analyst
9 96 (2.43%) JavaScript Developer
10 95 (2.41%) IT Manager
10 95 (2.41%) React Developer
11 94 (2.38%) Designer
12 92 (2.33%) .NET Developer
13 81 (2.05%) Test Analyst
14 70 (1.77%) DevOps Engineer
15 67 (1.70%) C# Developer
16 64 (1.62%) Senior Developer
16 64 (1.62%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (9.68%) HTML
2 367 (9.30%) CSS
3 202 (5.12%) .NET
4 194 (4.92%) Node.js
5 188 (4.76%) CSS3
6 183 (4.64%) HTML5
7 175 (4.43%) React
8 170 (4.31%) Web Services
9 158 (4.00%) REST
10 150 (3.80%) AngularJS
11 148 (3.75%) jQuery
12 136 (3.45%) Spring
13 124 (3.14%) RESTful
14 94 (2.38%) XML
15 92 (2.33%) J2EE
16 75 (1.90%) Redux
16 75 (1.90%) Sass
17 71 (1.80%) ASP.NET
18 67 (1.70%) SOAP
19 57 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 271 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 244 (6.18%) User Experience
3 166 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
4 118 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 114 (2.89%) NHS
6 97 (2.46%) EPoS
7 82 (2.08%) FMCG
8 74 (1.88%) Data Centre
9 61 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
10 59 (1.50%) Computer Science
11 56 (1.42%) Management Information System
12 33 (0.84%) W3C
13 31 (0.79%) Equities
14 29 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (0.66%) Fixed Income
15 26 (0.66%) Virtual Team
16 24 (0.61%) Algorithms
16 24 (0.61%) Fintech
17 20 (0.51%) iPad
18 18 (0.46%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 247 (6.26%) Windows
2 161 (4.08%) Linux
3 115 (2.91%) Unix
4 72 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 68 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 65 (1.65%) Windows 10
7 64 (1.62%) Windows Server
8 60 (1.52%) Android
9 27 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.28%) AIX
14 10 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.23%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.13%) CentOS
17 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,289 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 894 (22.66%) E-Commerce
3 503 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 404 (10.24%) Scrum
5 345 (8.74%) Project Management
6 294 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
7 290 (7.35%) TDD
8 246 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
9 228 (5.78%) Migration
10 220 (5.58%) Test Automation
11 215 (5.45%) Waterfall
12 210 (5.32%) Analytics
12 210 (5.32%) DevOps
13 206 (5.22%) Business Analysis
14 191 (4.84%) ITIL
15 189 (4.79%) Microservices
16 176 (4.46%) CRM
17 174 (4.41%) BDD
18 165 (4.18%) ERP
19 160 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 518 (13.13%) JavaScript
2 473 (11.99%) Java
3 428 (10.85%) SQL
4 228 (5.78%) Python
5 222 (5.63%) C#
6 81 (2.05%) T-SQL
7 71 (1.80%) PHP
8 66 (1.67%) ES6
9 64 (1.62%) Java 8
10 52 (1.32%) Scala
11 49 (1.24%) Go
11 49 (1.24%) PowerShell
12 46 (1.17%) R
13 38 (0.96%) Ruby
14 35 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 33 (0.84%) C++
16 30 (0.76%) Shell Script
17 26 (0.66%) VB
18 24 (0.61%) Perl
19 23 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 176 (4.46%) Degree
2 78 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 72 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 53 (1.34%) ISEB
5 39 (0.99%) PMP
6 38 (0.96%) CISSP
7 35 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 34 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (0.71%) ISTQB
10 26 (0.66%) CISM
11 23 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 20 (0.51%) CCNA
14 17 (0.43%) CISA
14 17 (0.43%) Master's Degree
15 15 (0.38%) MCP
16 13 (0.33%) CCNP
16 13 (0.33%) MCSE
16 13 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (4.56%) QA
2 145 (3.67%) PMO
3 124 (3.14%) GDPR
4 76 (1.93%) PCI DSS
5 59 (1.50%) Data Quality
6 45 (1.14%) SLA
7 43 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.38%) COBIT
8 15 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (0.33%) COSO
10 9 (0.23%) WCAG
11 5 (0.13%) IFRS
11 5 (0.13%) MiFID
11 5 (0.13%) PSD2
12 4 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.051%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.051%) ISO 9002
14 2 (0.051%) SEPA
14 2 (0.051%) TickIT
System Software
1 180 (4.56%) Docker
2 137 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 56 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.81%) vSphere
5 13 (0.33%) Apache Flume
6 12 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.18%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.15%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.15%) HDFS
9 6 (0.15%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.13%) Xen
11 4 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.076%) XenApp
13 2 (0.051%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.051%) Dovecot
13 2 (0.051%) Postfix
13 2 (0.051%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 79 (2.00%) Ansible
2 71 (1.80%) Kubernetes
3 68 (1.72%) Terraform
4 51 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (1.27%) SCCM
6 41 (1.04%) Puppet
7 18 (0.46%) Mesos
7 18 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
8 17 (0.43%) Marathon
9 12 (0.30%) Kibana
10 9 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.20%) Grafana
11 8 (0.20%) Packer
12 7 (0.18%) Oozie
12 7 (0.18%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.15%) WSUS
14 5 (0.13%) MOM
14 5 (0.13%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.13%) vMotion
14 5 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 379 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 310 (7.86%) Oracle
3 253 (6.41%) SAP
4 116 (2.94%) hybris
5 106 (2.69%) Cisco
6 95 (2.41%) VMware
7 93 (2.36%) IBM
8 82 (2.08%) Adobe
9 72 (1.82%) Google
10 71 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
11 64 (1.62%) Tableau
12 61 (1.55%) HP
13 42 (1.06%) Citrix
14 36 (0.91%) MuleSoft
15 31 (0.79%) ServiceNow
16 30 (0.76%) Red Hat
17 29 (0.73%) Demandware
18 26 (0.66%) Remedy
19 24 (0.61%) Informatica
20 23 (0.58%) Talend