Period
to 14 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 14 December 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
England > London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 57 38
Rank change year-on-year +2 -19 +11
Contract jobs citing Retail 2,218 2,036 2,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.74% 4.28% 5.30%
As % of the General category 10.80% 9.30% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,491 1,436 1,566
London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +7.95%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £309
90th Percentile £638 £613 £644
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 16
London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.90 £14.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.36% +48.73% -46.45%
10th Percentile £12.75 £19.17 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.03 £31.35 £59.62
England median hourly rate £13.85 £18.00 £14.73
% change year-on-year -23.08% +22.24% +3.33%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 20,538 21,897 19,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.86% 46.08% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,668 15,760 13,752
London median daily rate £525 £513 £477
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.44% +0.42%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 193 198
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +12.81% -7.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £67.06 £47.76 £56.87
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.61 £23.51
% change year-on-year -9.79% +13.16% -5.96%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in London

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in London

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in London

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in London

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Retail in London

Retail
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the London region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Central London -7 314 £475 -2.06% 114
West London +25 163 £450 - 123
South London +5 49 £500 +25.00% 11
East London -12 42 £425 -19.05% 36
North London -11 20 £400 +6.67% 7
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 London region with a requirement for Retail.

1 767 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
2 551 (24.84%) E-Commerce
3 392 (17.67%) Finance
4 339 (15.28%) JavaScript
5 306 (13.80%) Java
6 298 (13.44%) SQL
7 264 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
8 259 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 221 (9.96%) HTML
9 221 (9.96%) Scrum
10 214 (9.65%) CSS
11 203 (9.15%) Python
12 193 (8.70%) Microsoft
13 190 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 181 (8.16%) Git (software)
15 178 (8.03%) DevOps
16 168 (7.57%) TDD
17 167 (7.53%) Node.js
18 164 (7.39%) User Experience
19 160 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
20 159 (7.17%) Oracle
21 156 (7.03%) Microservices
22 153 (6.90%) Analytics
23 151 (6.81%) Docker
24 144 (6.49%) SQL Server
25 143 (6.45%) Test Automation
26 142 (6.40%) Project Management
27 141 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
28 131 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
29 129 (5.82%) Windows

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 70 (3.16%) WebSphere
2 52 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 47 (2.12%) CMS
4 44 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
5 43 (1.94%) SAS
6 38 (1.71%) Confluence
7 29 (1.31%) SharePoint
8 21 (0.95%) Mule
9 17 (0.77%) Commerce Server
10 15 (0.68%) Apache
11 14 (0.63%) WordPress
12 13 (0.59%) Anypoint
13 12 (0.54%) Gunicorn
14 11 (0.50%) CoreMedia CMS
15 10 (0.45%) IIS
15 10 (0.45%) MS Exchange
16 9 (0.41%) Skype for Business
16 9 (0.41%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.36%) WebLogic
18 7 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 65 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.26%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.63%) InVision
5 14 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
7 4 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
7 4 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.18%) SPSS
7 4 (0.18%) Windchill
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.090%) InDesign
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.045%) Stata
Business Applications
1 62 (2.80%) Oracle Retail
2 27 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (1.08%) Magento
5 21 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.68%) SAP Retail
7 11 (0.50%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
8 10 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
9 9 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
10 8 (0.36%) SAP AFS
11 5 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
12 4 (0.18%) SAP PLM
12 4 (0.18%) SAP QM
12 4 (0.18%) Shopify
13 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
13 3 (0.14%) SAP CAR
13 3 (0.14%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 264 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
2 190 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (3.83%) Serverless
4 76 (3.43%) AWS Lambda
5 58 (2.61%) Office 365
6 53 (2.39%) PaaS
7 37 (1.67%) IaaS
8 35 (1.58%) SaaS
9 31 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 30 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 23 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
12 22 (0.99%) GitHub
13 19 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (0.86%) Azure Functions
14 16 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
15 14 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.63%) Datadog
16 12 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
16 12 (0.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.98%) Firewall
2 31 (1.40%) HTTP
3 25 (1.13%) VPN
4 23 (1.04%) DNS
5 19 (0.86%) WAN
6 18 (0.81%) LAN
7 17 (0.77%) Internet
8 15 (0.68%) VoIP
9 12 (0.54%) Network Security
10 11 (0.50%) TCP/IP
11 10 (0.45%) Skype
12 8 (0.36%) DHCP
12 8 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.27%) VLAN
14 5 (0.23%) IPv4
14 5 (0.23%) IPv6
14 5 (0.23%) MVNO
15 4 (0.18%) Structured Cabling
15 4 (0.18%) Unified Communications
15 4 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 120 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 110 (4.96%) MySQL
4 101 (4.55%) Big Data
5 99 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
6 84 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
7 77 (3.47%) MongoDB
8 65 (2.93%) NoSQL
9 60 (2.71%) Hadoop
10 56 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 51 (2.30%) Power BI
12 45 (2.03%) Data Lake
12 45 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 33 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 30 (1.35%) RDBMS
15 27 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
15 27 (1.22%) Redis
16 25 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
16 25 (1.13%) Couchbase
17 22 (0.99%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 181 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 114 (5.14%) JIRA
3 110 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 95 (4.28%) Selenium
5 51 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 46 (2.07%) Mocha
7 41 (1.85%) Gatling
8 31 (1.40%) TeamCity
9 30 (1.35%) Maven
10 27 (1.22%) webpack
11 24 (1.08%) JUnit
12 23 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (0.90%) SpecFlow
13 20 (0.90%) WebDriver
14 18 (0.81%) Jasmine
14 18 (0.81%) Subversion
15 17 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (0.72%) Gradle
17 15 (0.68%) Robot Framework
17 15 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 392 (17.67%) Finance
2 116 (5.23%) Banking
3 114 (5.14%) Marketing
4 59 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 42 (1.89%) Legal
7 28 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 25 (1.13%) Games
9 22 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 19 (0.86%) Law
11 18 (0.81%) Back Office
12 13 (0.59%) Advertising
13 11 (0.50%) Front Office
13 11 (0.50%) Online Betting
14 10 (0.45%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.41%) Retail Finance
16 8 (0.36%) Electronics
16 8 (0.36%) French Language
16 8 (0.36%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 516 (23.26%) Developer
2 352 (15.87%) Analyst
3 224 (10.10%) Architect
4 215 (9.69%) Business Analyst
5 192 (8.66%) Project Manager
6 98 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
7 83 (3.74%) Consultant
7 83 (3.74%) Java Developer
8 80 (3.61%) Designer
9 69 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 62 (2.80%) React Developer
10 62 (2.80%) Retail Business Analyst
11 54 (2.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 47 (2.12%) Data Engineer
12 47 (2.12%) UX Designer
13 44 (1.98%) Product Owner
14 43 (1.94%) .NET Developer
14 43 (1.94%) JavaScript Developer
14 43 (1.94%) Senior Developer
15 41 (1.85%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (9.96%) HTML
2 214 (9.65%) CSS
3 167 (7.53%) Node.js
4 118 (5.32%) React
5 106 (4.78%) REST
6 105 (4.73%) Web Services
7 101 (4.55%) HTML5
8 93 (4.19%) .NET
8 93 (4.19%) CSS3
9 87 (3.92%) AngularJS
10 80 (3.61%) RESTful
10 80 (3.61%) Spring
11 66 (2.98%) Kafka
12 55 (2.48%) Redux
13 54 (2.43%) J2EE
14 52 (2.34%) Enzyme
15 48 (2.16%) jQuery
16 43 (1.94%) Chai
17 42 (1.89%) Spring Boot
18 38 (1.71%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 164 (7.39%) User Experience
2 160 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
4 77 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 64 (2.89%) FMCG
6 60 (2.71%) EPoS
7 30 (1.35%) Fintech
8 29 (1.31%) Algorithms
9 28 (1.26%) NHS
10 27 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 23 (1.04%) Equities
12 21 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 20 (0.90%) Data Centre
14 19 (0.86%) Fixed Income
15 15 (0.68%) W3C
16 14 (0.63%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.59%) iPad
18 12 (0.54%) Public Cloud
18 12 (0.54%) Robotics
19 11 (0.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 129 (5.82%) Windows
2 107 (4.82%) Linux
3 88 (3.97%) Unix
4 52 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 51 (2.30%) Windows 10
6 40 (1.80%) Android
7 30 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 29 (1.31%) Windows Server
9 18 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.32%) AIX
13 6 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.23%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.090%) Fedora
15 2 (0.090%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.090%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.045%) CentOS
16 1 (0.045%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
2 551 (24.84%) E-Commerce
3 259 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 221 (9.96%) Scrum
5 178 (8.03%) DevOps
6 168 (7.57%) TDD
7 156 (7.03%) Microservices
8 153 (6.90%) Analytics
9 143 (6.45%) Test Automation
10 142 (6.40%) Project Management
11 141 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
12 131 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
13 129 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
14 103 (4.64%) BDD
15 100 (4.51%) Migration
16 84 (3.79%) Business Analysis
16 84 (3.79%) OO
17 82 (3.70%) MVC
17 82 (3.70%) Software Engineering
18 80 (3.61%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 339 (15.28%) JavaScript
2 306 (13.80%) Java
3 298 (13.44%) SQL
4 203 (9.15%) Python
5 99 (4.46%) C#
6 68 (3.07%) ES6
7 62 (2.80%) Go
8 52 (2.34%) R
9 49 (2.21%) Java 8
10 45 (2.03%) T-SQL
11 40 (1.80%) PHP
12 37 (1.67%) PowerShell
13 32 (1.44%) Scala
14 25 (1.13%) Ruby
15 24 (1.08%) VBA
16 18 (0.81%) C
17 17 (0.77%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.68%) Perl
18 15 (0.68%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (4.87%) Degree
2 24 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (0.90%) Security Cleared
4 18 (0.81%) SC Cleared
5 17 (0.77%) CISSP
6 16 (0.72%) CISM
7 12 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.50%) PhD
9 10 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.32%) ISEB
11 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.27%) CISA
12 6 (0.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 6 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.27%) PMP
13 5 (0.23%) CIMA
13 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.18%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.69%) QA
2 46 (2.07%) PMO
3 39 (1.76%) GDPR
4 29 (1.31%) Data Quality
5 24 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.68%) SLA
8 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.27%) WCAG
9 5 (0.23%) PSD2
10 3 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.14%) COBIT
10 3 (0.14%) IFRS
11 2 (0.090%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 1 (0.045%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.045%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.045%) MiFID
12 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 151 (6.81%) Docker
2 71 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.04%) Apache Flume
4 18 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.18%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.18%) vSphere
7 4 (0.18%) XenApp
8 3 (0.14%) HDFS
9 2 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.090%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.090%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.090%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.090%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.045%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.045%) Firmware
10 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.045%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 70 (3.16%) Ansible
1 70 (3.16%) Kubernetes
2 68 (3.07%) Terraform
3 33 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (1.26%) Mesos
5 27 (1.22%) Marathon
6 22 (0.99%) Puppet
7 16 (0.72%) SCCM
8 15 (0.68%) Kibana
9 13 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.45%) logstash
11 6 (0.27%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.27%) Salt
12 5 (0.23%) Grafana
12 5 (0.23%) Packer
12 5 (0.23%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (0.18%) Nagios
14 3 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.14%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 193 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 159 (7.17%) Oracle
3 111 (5.00%) SAP
4 55 (2.48%) Google
4 55 (2.48%) hybris
5 48 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
6 47 (2.12%) Tableau
7 43 (1.94%) VMware
8 41 (1.85%) Adobe
9 37 (1.67%) IBM
10 28 (1.26%) MuleSoft
11 25 (1.13%) Cisco
12 23 (1.04%) Apiary
13 21 (0.95%) Talend
14 20 (0.90%) Alteryx
14 20 (0.90%) Apple
14 20 (0.90%) Citrix
14 20 (0.90%) HP
15 19 (0.86%) ServiceNow
16 18 (0.81%) Demandware