Period
to 24 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 130 59
Rank change year-on-year +66 -71 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2,361 542 2,980
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.51% 1.98% 3.87%
As % of the General category 6.56% 3.72% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,378 307 1,886
10th Percentile £350 £250 £263
25th Percentile £425 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £453 £463
Median % change year-on-year +15.99% -2.13% +2.78%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £568
90th Percentile £725 £680 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 20 47
10th Percentile £12.00 " £12.80
25th Percentile £12.75 £10.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +38.10% -27.03% +6.59%
75th Percentile £20.00 £14.00 £21.88
90th Percentile £62.86 £15.53 £46.40
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £14.39
% change year-on-year +38.10% -27.03% +6.59%

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 35,995 14,566 39,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.53% 53.28% 51.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,658 10,010 25,978
10th Percentile £306 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,234 485 1,345
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.68 £11.16
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +17.65% +1.08%
75th Percentile £41.80 £42.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £59.93 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -13.64% +17.36% +4.14%

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 +53 1,276 £538 +7.50% 433
South East +48 237 £469 +17.19% 136
North of England +35 218 £475 +18.75% 326
Midlands +35 197 £450 -0.58% 181
East of England +35 192 £550 +37.50% 84
North West +8 119 £475 +18.75% 177
West Midlands +14 101 £475 +11.76% 104
East Midlands +10 95 £425 -10.53% 76
Yorkshire +6 83 £475 +26.67% 118
South West +11 77 £475 +18.75% 73
North East +8 16 £556 +456.25% 31
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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.

1 812 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 572 (24.23%) Social Skills
3 483 (20.46%) E-Commerce
4 450 (19.06%) Finance
5 348 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 331 (14.02%) Azure
7 229 (9.70%) DevOps
8 228 (9.66%) AWS
9 226 (9.57%) Java
10 210 (8.89%) Project Management
11 203 (8.60%) SQL
12 198 (8.39%) Scrum
13 185 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
14 179 (7.58%) JavaScript
15 177 (7.50%) Microservices
15 177 (7.50%) Analytics
16 175 (7.41%) Marketing
17 172 (7.29%) SAP
17 172 (7.29%) Microsoft
18 169 (7.16%) CRM
18 169 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
19 148 (6.27%) User Experience
20 145 (6.14%) Project Delivery
21 126 (5.34%) JIRA
22 125 (5.29%) Python
23 123 (5.21%) Migration
24 122 (5.17%) Banking
25 119 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
26 117 (4.96%) Presentation Skills
27 115 (4.87%) React

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 53 (2.24%) Confluence
2 31 (1.31%) CMS
3 24 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 18 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 17 (0.72%) Apache Spark
5 17 (0.72%) IBM Domino
6 16 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.42%) SAS
8 9 (0.38%) Apache
8 9 (0.38%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.21%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.17%) Camunda
11 4 (0.17%) JBoss
12 3 (0.13%) CICS
12 3 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.13%) Drupal
12 3 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (1.95%) Sketch
4 29 (1.23%) Zeplin
5 26 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.76%) InVision
7 13 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.51%) MS Visio
9 11 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
10 8 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.34%) Figma
10 8 (0.34%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.21%) Marvel
13 4 (0.17%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.17%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.085%) Adobe XD
15 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.042%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 45 (1.91%) SAP Retail
2 32 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 30 (1.27%) Magento
4 20 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.80%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 19 (0.80%) Shopify
6 18 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
7 13 (0.55%) SAP CAR
8 11 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
9 8 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
9 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.30%) SAP AFS
11 6 (0.25%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.25%) SAP MDG
11 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.17%) BASE24
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
12 4 (0.17%) SAP FI
13 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
13 3 (0.13%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 331 (14.02%) Azure
2 228 (9.66%) AWS
3 88 (3.73%) GCP
4 63 (2.67%) Microsoft 365
5 55 (2.33%) Power Platform
6 53 (2.24%) SaaS
7 52 (2.20%) Serverless
8 42 (1.78%) PaaS
9 40 (1.69%) GitHub
10 37 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 36 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
12 31 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (0.97%) Google Analytics
15 19 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
16 18 (0.76%) GitHub Actions
17 15 (0.64%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 15 (0.64%) IaaS
18 14 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
19 12 (0.51%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
2 31 (1.31%) Firewall
3 30 (1.27%) DNS
4 20 (0.85%) HTTP
5 16 (0.68%) DHCP
6 15 (0.64%) Network Security
7 14 (0.59%) VPN
8 11 (0.47%) SNMP
9 10 (0.42%) WAN
10 9 (0.38%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.34%) SMS
11 8 (0.34%) VLAN
12 7 (0.30%) LAN
12 7 (0.30%) TCP/IP
13 6 (0.25%) Internet
13 6 (0.25%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (0.17%) MPLS
15 4 (0.17%) RTSP
15 4 (0.17%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
2 51 (2.16%) Power BI
3 44 (1.86%) SQL Server
4 43 (1.82%) Big Data
5 34 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 33 (1.40%) Hadoop
7 24 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.02%) Tableau
8 21 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 21 (0.89%) Data Lake
9 19 (0.80%) MySQL
9 19 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (0.64%) Metadata
10 15 (0.64%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.55%) Data Vault
13 11 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (0.47%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 126 (5.34%) JIRA
2 102 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 68 (2.88%) Jenkins
4 33 (1.40%) Mockito
5 32 (1.36%) Postman
6 26 (1.10%) Maven
7 24 (1.02%) Cucumber
8 20 (0.85%) JUnit
9 16 (0.68%) Cypress.io
10 15 (0.64%) Selenium
11 13 (0.55%) Axure RP
11 13 (0.55%) CircleCI
11 13 (0.55%) SonarQube
12 12 (0.51%) webpack
12 12 (0.51%) Xcode
13 9 (0.38%) GitLab
13 9 (0.38%) JMeter
14 8 (0.34%) Subversion
14 8 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 572 (24.23%) Social Skills
2 450 (19.06%) Finance
3 175 (7.41%) Marketing
4 169 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
5 122 (5.17%) Banking
6 117 (4.96%) Presentation Skills
7 90 (3.81%) Influencing Skills
8 73 (3.09%) Manufacturing
9 63 (2.67%) Retail Banking
10 57 (2.41%) Telecoms
11 46 (1.95%) Legal
12 45 (1.91%) Investment Banking
13 43 (1.82%) Organisational Skills
14 37 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
15 30 (1.27%) Billing
16 24 (1.02%) Advertising
16 24 (1.02%) Automotive
17 22 (0.93%) Back Office
17 22 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
17 22 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 375 (15.88%) Architect
2 342 (14.49%) Analyst
3 294 (12.45%) Developer
4 273 (11.56%) Project Manager
5 230 (9.74%) Solutions Architect
6 196 (8.30%) Business Analyst
7 84 (3.56%) Designer
8 77 (3.26%) Consultant
9 70 (2.96%) Java Developer
10 57 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
11 54 (2.29%) IT Manager
11 54 (2.29%) Service Analyst
12 52 (2.20%) Data Architect
12 52 (2.20%) Technical Manager
13 49 (2.08%) Product Manager
14 47 (1.99%) Senior Developer
15 46 (1.95%) Service Desk Analyst
16 45 (1.91%) Programme Manager
17 43 (1.82%) Enterprise Architect
17 43 (1.82%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (4.87%) React
2 97 (4.11%) CSS
3 94 (3.98%) Node.js
4 91 (3.85%) HTML
5 78 (3.30%) Spring
6 77 (3.26%) REST
7 63 (2.67%) .NET
8 62 (2.63%) Spring Boot
9 60 (2.54%) RESTful
10 58 (2.46%) Web Services
11 49 (2.08%) GraphQL
12 47 (1.99%) Kafka
13 34 (1.44%) XML
14 24 (1.02%) Jest
15 22 (0.93%) CSS3
16 21 (0.89%) jQuery
16 21 (0.89%) Swagger
17 20 (0.85%) Sass
18 19 (0.80%) .NET Framework
18 19 (0.80%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 148 (6.27%) User Experience
2 102 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 61 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
4 59 (2.50%) EPoS
5 52 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 49 (2.08%) FMCG
7 43 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 41 (1.74%) Legacy Systems
9 32 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 22 (0.93%) Cloud Native
10 22 (0.93%) NHS
11 21 (0.89%) iPad
11 21 (0.89%) Social Media
12 20 (0.85%) W3C
13 19 (0.80%) Algorithms
14 17 (0.72%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.72%) Digital Signage
14 17 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 109 (4.62%) Windows
2 79 (3.35%) Apple iOS
3 69 (2.92%) Android
4 55 (2.33%) Linux
5 33 (1.40%) Windows 10
6 26 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 23 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.59%) Unix
9 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.13%) AIX
13 3 (0.13%) VMS
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.13%) zOS
14 2 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2016
15 1 (0.042%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 812 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 483 (20.46%) E-Commerce
3 348 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 229 (9.70%) DevOps
5 210 (8.89%) Project Management
6 198 (8.39%) Scrum
7 185 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
8 177 (7.50%) Analytics
8 177 (7.50%) Microservices
9 169 (7.16%) CRM
10 145 (6.14%) Project Delivery
11 123 (5.21%) Migration
12 113 (4.79%) ERP
13 109 (4.62%) Logistics
13 109 (4.62%) TDD
14 107 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
14 107 (4.53%) Waterfall
15 99 (4.19%) ITIL
16 95 (4.02%) Continuous Improvement
17 88 (3.73%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 226 (9.57%) Java
2 203 (8.60%) SQL
3 179 (7.58%) JavaScript
4 125 (5.29%) Python
5 68 (2.88%) C#
6 58 (2.46%) TypeScript
7 55 (2.33%) Go
8 38 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 34 (1.44%) Java 8
10 32 (1.36%) Java 11
11 29 (1.23%) ES6
12 28 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 23 (0.97%) Apple Swift
14 17 (0.72%) Kotlin
14 17 (0.72%) PHP
15 16 (0.68%) Objective-C
16 14 (0.59%) Ruby
17 13 (0.55%) Groovy
18 12 (0.51%) Scala
19 11 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 114 (4.83%) Degree
2 43 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 37 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (0.89%) MCSA
5 21 (0.89%) PMP
6 20 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (0.80%) A+ Certification
8 16 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (0.30%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.25%) ISEB
12 6 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.21%) CISSP
13 5 (0.21%) MCP
13 5 (0.21%) MCSE
14 4 (0.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (4.49%) QA
2 51 (2.16%) Accessibility
3 39 (1.65%) GDPR
4 34 (1.44%) PMO
5 32 (1.36%) SLA
6 26 (1.10%) PCI DSS
7 24 (1.02%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.21%) GRC
10 4 (0.17%) COBIT
10 4 (0.17%) COREP
10 4 (0.17%) FINREP
10 4 (0.17%) IFRS
10 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.085%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.085%) NIST
12 2 (0.085%) PSD2
System Software
1 97 (4.11%) Docker
2 83 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.25%) VMware NSX
5 6 (0.25%) vSphere
6 4 (0.17%) HDFS
6 4 (0.17%) NFS
6 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.13%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.085%) Firmware
8 2 (0.085%) Postfix
8 2 (0.085%) XenApp
9 1 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.042%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.042%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 114 (4.83%) Kubernetes
2 96 (4.07%) Terraform
3 56 (2.37%) Ansible
4 27 (1.14%) Puppet
5 26 (1.10%) SCCM
6 19 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.51%) Grafana
8 10 (0.42%) Istio
9 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.30%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.30%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.21%) Nessus
12 4 (0.17%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.17%) Knative
12 4 (0.17%) Packer
13 3 (0.13%) HP ALM
13 3 (0.13%) vRealize
14 2 (0.085%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.085%) SCOM
Vendors
1 172 (7.29%) Microsoft
1 172 (7.29%) SAP
2 119 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
3 90 (3.81%) Adobe
4 84 (3.56%) Oracle
5 70 (2.96%) Google
6 57 (2.41%) hybris
7 41 (1.74%) IBM
7 41 (1.74%) ServiceNow
8 39 (1.65%) VMware
9 33 (1.40%) Cisco
10 32 (1.36%) Citrix
11 27 (1.14%) MuleSoft
12 23 (0.97%) Databricks
12 23 (0.97%) Splunk
13 18 (0.76%) Apple
14 17 (0.72%) Xerox
15 13 (0.55%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
16 12 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
17 11 (0.47%) Atlassian