Period
to 16 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 16 August 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 47 49
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2 +14
Contract jobs citing Retail 16 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.76% 2.95% 2.49%
As % of the General category 9.52% 8.94% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 10
Kent median daily rate £350 £388 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -1.59% -30.00%
10th Percentile £266 £355 £205
90th Percentile £540 £394 £516
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +46.88% +23.08% -23.53%

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 Kent with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 168 179 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 39.53% 33.03% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 148 192
Kent median daily rate £425 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £180
90th Percentile £675 £604 £575
South East median daily rate £433 £421 £410
% change year-on-year +2.67% +2.74% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Kent median hourly rate £34.38 £45.00 £99.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.61% -54.55% +286.04%
10th Percentile £11.24 £42.75 £61.80
90th Percentile £41.93 £47.25 £159.80
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +55.00% -9.09% +10.00%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in Kent

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Kent

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Kent over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Kent

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Kent

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Kent region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Dartford +1 1 £300 - 1
Canterbury - 1 £363 -
Retail
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Kent region with a requirement for Retail.

1 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Logistics
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 4 (25.00%) ERP
4 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Fintech
4 3 (18.75%) Office 365
5 2 (12.50%) PMO
5 2 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) B2B
5 2 (12.50%) B2C
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
6 1 (6.25%) EPoS
6 1 (6.25%) Internet

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Security Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Data Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Angular Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Break Fix Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Deployment Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) EPoS
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Logistics
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 4 (25.00%) ERP
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) B2B
5 2 (12.50%) B2C
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 2 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Apple Swift
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PMO
2 1 (6.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Cylance
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec
1 1 (6.25%) Zscaler