Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 46 43
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 4,086 4,029 4,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.34% 4.56% 4.32%
As % of the General category 11.60% 11.57% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,711 2,629 2,729
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £293 £263 £270
90th Percentile £600 £601 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 33 36
England median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% +2.65% -19.29%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.95 £10.00
90th Percentile £72.63 £26.57 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -14.29%

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 35,227 34,833 37,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.38% 39.43% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,296 22,994 25,277
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £267
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 824 828 885
England median hourly rate £26.93 £24.23 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.17% -3.10% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.93 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -9 2,132 £479 +4.08% 496
South East -4 633 £450 +5.88% 209
North of England -7 435 £425 - 286
Midlands -11 427 £400 +3.23% 194
East of England +10 329 £463 +1.93% 80
West Midlands -10 224 £408 +1.88% 110
Yorkshire +16 221 £425 -0.58% 114
North West -21 210 £413 -2.94% 159
East Midlands -8 199 £400 +18.52% 83
South West -10 113 £425 - 75
North East -6 4 £299 -0.42% 13
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1,283 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 909 (22.25%) E-Commerce
3 883 (21.61%) Finance
4 492 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 451 (11.04%) JavaScript
6 438 (10.72%) Java
7 431 (10.55%) Project Management
8 425 (10.40%) SQL
9 416 (10.18%) Microsoft
10 398 (9.74%) Scrum
11 358 (8.76%) HTML
12 350 (8.57%) CSS
13 310 (7.59%) Oracle
14 304 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
15 293 (7.17%) TDD
16 291 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
17 287 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
18 274 (6.71%) Migration
19 268 (6.56%) Windows
20 261 (6.39%) User Experience
21 257 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
22 245 (6.00%) C#
23 240 (5.87%) Business Analysis
24 239 (5.85%) DevOps
25 237 (5.80%) SQL Server
26 236 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
27 232 (5.68%) .NET
28 229 (5.60%) SAP
29 226 (5.53%) Marketing
29 226 (5.53%) Analytics

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
1 100 (2.45%) WebSphere
2 66 (1.62%) Confluence
3 64 (1.57%) Apache Spark
4 63 (1.54%) CMS
5 50 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 43 (1.05%) SAS
7 35 (0.86%) Apache
8 33 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 33 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.61%) MS Exchange
10 24 (0.59%) Commerce Server
11 23 (0.56%) Skype for Business
11 23 (0.56%) WordPress
12 18 (0.44%) JBoss
13 14 (0.34%) OpenStack
13 14 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 11 (0.27%) Anypoint
15 11 (0.27%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 131 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
4 45 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.10%) Photoshop
5 41 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.24%) InVision
11 6 (0.15%) SPSS
12 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.098%) Gliffy
13 4 (0.098%) InDesign
14 3 (0.073%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.049%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.049%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.049%) ImageReady
15 2 (0.049%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 74 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
2 60 (1.47%) Oracle Retail
3 49 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 28 (0.69%) Magento
5 24 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 23 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
7 16 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
7 16 (0.39%) SAP Retail
8 14 (0.34%) NetSuite
9 13 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
9 13 (0.32%) SAP SD
10 12 (0.29%) SAP FI
11 10 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 9 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
12 9 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 9 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
13 8 (0.20%) BusinessWare
13 8 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
13 8 (0.20%) SAP MM
13 8 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 291 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
2 236 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (2.42%) Office 365
4 85 (2.08%) SaaS
5 50 (1.22%) PaaS
6 43 (1.05%) Serverless
7 35 (0.86%) IaaS
8 31 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
9 30 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
10 27 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (0.61%) Google Analytics
12 21 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (0.49%) npm
14 19 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 19 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (0.47%) GitHub
15 11 (0.27%) Boomi
15 11 (0.27%) Yammer
16 10 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 63 (1.54%) Firewall
2 59 (1.44%) WAN
3 54 (1.32%) Internet
4 49 (1.20%) LAN
5 33 (0.81%) HTTP
6 31 (0.76%) Skype
7 28 (0.69%) DNS
7 28 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
8 26 (0.64%) DHCP
8 26 (0.64%) TCP/IP
9 24 (0.59%) Wireless
10 22 (0.54%) SMS
10 22 (0.54%) VPN
11 21 (0.51%) Network Security
12 15 (0.37%) Cisco ISE
12 15 (0.37%) VoIP
13 13 (0.32%) MPLS
14 12 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (0.29%) SAN
15 10 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 213 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
3 170 (4.16%) Big Data
4 99 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 95 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 84 (2.06%) MySQL
7 83 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 79 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 78 (1.91%) NoSQL
10 62 (1.52%) Power BI
11 60 (1.47%) MongoDB
12 50 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 46 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
14 43 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 36 (0.88%) Data Lake
16 33 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
17 31 (0.76%) DB2
18 30 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
19 29 (0.71%) Oracle Database
20 28 (0.69%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 224 (5.48%) Git (software)
2 183 (4.48%) JIRA
3 164 (4.01%) Jenkins
4 100 (2.45%) Selenium
5 61 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 59 (1.44%) Cucumber
7 53 (1.30%) Maven
8 45 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 44 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 41 (1.00%) SpecFlow
11 40 (0.98%) Subversion
12 38 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
13 37 (0.91%) JUnit
14 36 (0.88%) webpack
15 33 (0.81%) Jasmine
16 32 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
17 30 (0.73%) WebDriver
18 28 (0.69%) gulp
19 27 (0.66%) CircleCI
20 25 (0.61%) Axure RP
General
1 883 (21.61%) Finance
2 226 (5.53%) Marketing
3 225 (5.51%) Banking
4 170 (4.16%) Telecoms
5 131 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 58 (1.42%) Legal
7 47 (1.15%) Retail Banking
8 42 (1.03%) Automotive
8 42 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 39 (0.95%) Law
10 30 (0.73%) Back Office
10 30 (0.73%) Games
11 26 (0.64%) Advertising
11 26 (0.64%) Billing
12 22 (0.54%) Publishing
13 18 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
14 17 (0.42%) Front Office
14 17 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 15 (0.37%) Electronics
15 15 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 820 (20.07%) Analyst
2 788 (19.29%) Developer
3 510 (12.48%) Project Manager
4 461 (11.28%) Business Analyst
5 421 (10.30%) Architect
6 180 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
7 164 (4.01%) Consultant
8 118 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 117 (2.86%) Retail Business Analyst
10 116 (2.84%) IT Manager
11 112 (2.74%) Java Developer
12 95 (2.33%) .NET Developer
13 88 (2.15%) Designer
14 86 (2.10%) React Developer
15 84 (2.06%) Test Analyst
16 82 (2.01%) JavaScript Developer
17 77 (1.88%) Senior Developer
18 76 (1.86%) DevOps Engineer
18 76 (1.86%) IT Project Manager
19 66 (1.62%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (8.76%) HTML
2 350 (8.57%) CSS
3 232 (5.68%) .NET
4 172 (4.21%) HTML5
5 170 (4.16%) CSS3
6 169 (4.14%) React
7 168 (4.11%) AngularJS
8 162 (3.96%) jQuery
9 159 (3.89%) Web Services
10 148 (3.62%) Node.js
11 140 (3.43%) REST
12 105 (2.57%) Spring
13 102 (2.50%) XML
14 89 (2.18%) RESTful
15 86 (2.10%) Redux
16 85 (2.08%) ASP.NET
17 84 (2.06%) J2EE
18 77 (1.88%) Sass
19 70 (1.71%) SOAP
20 64 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 287 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 261 (6.39%) User Experience
3 152 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
4 109 (2.67%) NHS
5 99 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 87 (2.13%) Data Centre
7 85 (2.08%) EPoS
8 83 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 77 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
10 70 (1.71%) Computer Science
11 68 (1.66%) FMCG
12 37 (0.91%) Equities
13 33 (0.81%) Credit Risk
13 33 (0.81%) Fintech
14 31 (0.76%) Algorithms
14 31 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 30 (0.73%) Fixed Income
16 29 (0.71%) Social Media
17 22 (0.54%) Mainframe
18 20 (0.49%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 268 (6.56%) Windows
2 128 (3.13%) Linux
3 93 (2.28%) Unix
4 70 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 69 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 68 (1.66%) Android
7 62 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 60 (1.47%) Windows 10
9 22 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 18 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.32%) AIX
11 13 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.12%) CentOS
14 5 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
14 5 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,283 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 909 (22.25%) E-Commerce
3 492 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 431 (10.55%) Project Management
5 398 (9.74%) Scrum
6 304 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
7 293 (7.17%) TDD
8 274 (6.71%) Migration
9 257 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
10 240 (5.87%) Business Analysis
11 239 (5.85%) DevOps
12 226 (5.53%) Analytics
13 215 (5.26%) Test Automation
14 205 (5.02%) Waterfall
15 196 (4.80%) ITIL
16 182 (4.45%) CRM
17 179 (4.38%) ERP
17 179 (4.38%) Microservices
18 174 (4.26%) BDD
19 166 (4.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 451 (11.04%) JavaScript
2 438 (10.72%) Java
3 425 (10.40%) SQL
4 245 (6.00%) C#
5 221 (5.41%) Python
6 78 (1.91%) T-SQL
7 72 (1.76%) PowerShell
8 59 (1.44%) Scala
9 55 (1.35%) Java 8
10 54 (1.32%) PHP
10 54 (1.32%) R
11 49 (1.20%) ES6
12 35 (0.86%) C
12 35 (0.86%) C++
13 34 (0.83%) Ruby
14 32 (0.78%) Go
15 30 (0.73%) Shell Script
16 29 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 24 (0.59%) VB
18 23 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 215 (5.26%) Degree
2 94 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 83 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 66 (1.62%) PMI Certification
5 62 (1.52%) PMP
6 53 (1.30%) ISEB
7 38 (0.93%) CISSP
8 32 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 29 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (0.61%) MCP
12 22 (0.54%) ISTQB
13 20 (0.49%) CISA
13 20 (0.49%) CISM
14 19 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 19 (0.47%) MCSE
15 18 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
15 18 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
15 18 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
16 16 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (4.53%) QA
2 166 (4.06%) PMO
3 143 (3.50%) GDPR
4 90 (2.20%) PCI DSS
5 65 (1.59%) Data Quality
6 51 (1.25%) SLA
7 29 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (0.47%) COBIT
9 16 (0.39%) COSO
10 10 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.20%) GCP
12 7 (0.17%) MiFID
13 6 (0.15%) PSD2
14 5 (0.12%) WCAG
15 4 (0.098%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 2 (0.049%) Actionable Recommendations
16 2 (0.049%) IFRS
16 2 (0.049%) PMBOK
16 2 (0.049%) SEPA
System Software
1 137 (3.35%) Docker
2 124 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 55 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.59%) vSphere
5 20 (0.49%) Apache Flume
6 12 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.22%) HDFS
7 9 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.15%) vCloud
9 5 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.12%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.12%) Xen
9 5 (0.12%) XenApp
10 3 (0.073%) Varnish
10 3 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.049%) Firmware
11 2 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.049%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 76 (1.86%) Terraform
2 72 (1.76%) Ansible
3 58 (1.42%) Kubernetes
4 47 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (1.13%) SCCM
6 37 (0.91%) Puppet
7 19 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.29%) Mesos
9 11 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.20%) Marathon
11 8 (0.20%) WSUS
12 7 (0.17%) HP ALM
12 7 (0.17%) Kibana
12 7 (0.17%) Netcool
12 7 (0.17%) Oozie
12 7 (0.17%) Packer
13 5 (0.12%) logstash
13 5 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 416 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 310 (7.59%) Oracle
3 229 (5.60%) SAP
4 108 (2.64%) Cisco
5 107 (2.62%) hybris
6 95 (2.33%) IBM
7 88 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
8 78 (1.91%) Adobe
9 76 (1.86%) VMware
10 68 (1.66%) Google
11 57 (1.40%) HP
12 56 (1.37%) Tableau
13 42 (1.03%) Citrix
14 38 (0.93%) Demandware
15 35 (0.86%) JDA
16 33 (0.81%) MuleSoft
17 28 (0.69%) Remedy
18 27 (0.66%) NetApp
19 26 (0.64%) TIBCO
20 24 (0.59%) Splunk