The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 29 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.

Retailing
South East / Home Counties
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Retail 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Home Counties 7.41% 26.67% 9.09%
As % of the General category 25.00% 50.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £410
% change year-on-year +2.40% +1.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.13 £19.25
% change year-on-year +52.38% -31.81%  

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 the Home Counties with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Home Counties
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 8 8 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties 29.63% 53.33% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £225 £1,250 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -82.00% +292.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the Home Counties

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Home Counties 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 the Home Counties

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail in the Home Counties.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 29 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 Home Counties region with a requirement for Retail.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Data Lineage
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Intranet

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Home Counties 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Finance Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Data Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Data Quality Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Data Quality Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Finance Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Governance Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Test Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Transformation Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (50.00%) Data Lineage
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (50.00%) QA