Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 53 57
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -19
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,373 2,249 2,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.95% 4.80% 4.30%
As % of the General category 9.06% 10.33% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 1,526 1,451
London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £294 £313 £260
90th Percentile £641 £638 £613
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -38.36% +46.00%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.75 £14.85
90th Percentile £52.90 £37.03 £30.45
England median hourly rate £14.34 £13.85 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.54% -23.08% +20.00%

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 15,153 21,780 23,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.63% 46.52% 49.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,675 15,534 16,946
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £310
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
England median daily rate £493 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.03% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 253 227
London median hourly rate £24.08 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +6.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.33 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.82 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.62 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.78% -3.93% +12.50%

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 -11 196 £500 +3.09% 111
West London -21 74 £425 -5.56% 73
North London +12 21 £388 -3.43% 11
South London +16 20 £376 -21.82% 13
East London +2 12 £150 -64.71% 22
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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.

1 325 (23.67%) E-Commerce
2 323 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (17.33%) Finance
4 161 (11.73%) JavaScript
5 152 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 146 (10.63%) SQL
7 136 (9.91%) Analytics
8 128 (9.32%) HTML
9 127 (9.25%) Marketing
10 124 (9.03%) AWS
11 122 (8.89%) Azure
12 119 (8.67%) CSS
12 119 (8.67%) Microsoft
13 97 (7.06%) Project Management
14 95 (6.92%) Java
15 94 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
16 92 (6.70%) User Experience
17 90 (6.55%) Banking
18 88 (6.41%) TDD
19 86 (6.26%) Python
20 84 (6.12%) Windows
21 82 (5.97%) Salesforce.com
22 80 (5.83%) JIRA
23 79 (5.75%) Migration
23 79 (5.75%) DevOps
24 78 (5.68%) React
24 78 (5.68%) Scrum
25 75 (5.46%) SAP
25 75 (5.46%) Node.js
26 71 (5.17%) Microservices

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 27 (1.97%) Apache Spark
2 26 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 24 (1.75%) Confluence
4 21 (1.53%) CMS
5 20 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.38%) SAS
7 18 (1.31%) SharePoint
8 12 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.66%) Apache
10 7 (0.51%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.44%) Drupal
12 5 (0.36%) IIS
13 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.15%) Mule
14 2 (0.15%) WordPress
15 1 (0.073%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 47 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (2.84%) Sketch
3 28 (2.04%) Photoshop
4 27 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.02%) InVision
7 13 (0.95%) Zeplin
8 8 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
10 5 (0.36%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.36%) InDesign
11 4 (0.29%) CINEMA 4D
12 3 (0.22%) SPSS
13 2 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.15%) Figma
14 1 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 27 (1.97%) Magento
2 18 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
4 13 (0.95%) Shopify
5 12 (0.87%) SAP Retail
6 11 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.80%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.51%) Aligne
9 6 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.29%) SAP PP
11 3 (0.22%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.22%) SAP LE
11 3 (0.22%) SAP MM
11 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.15%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 124 (9.03%) AWS
2 122 (8.89%) Azure
3 42 (3.06%) Power Platform
4 29 (2.11%) Office 365
5 27 (1.97%) GCP
6 23 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (1.60%) SaaS
8 21 (1.53%) Serverless
9 20 (1.46%) Google Analytics
10 15 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (1.09%) PaaS
11 13 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 13 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
11 13 (0.95%) GitHub
11 13 (0.95%) IaaS
12 9 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.58%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.24%) Firewall
1 17 (1.24%) LAN
2 15 (1.09%) Internet
3 14 (1.02%) WAN
4 11 (0.80%) DNS
5 7 (0.51%) DHCP
5 7 (0.51%) Network Security
5 7 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.44%) HTTP
7 4 (0.29%) ATM
7 4 (0.29%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.29%) SAN
7 4 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.29%) VPN
7 4 (0.29%) VSAN
8 3 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.22%) VoIP
9 2 (0.15%) 2G
9 2 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
2 68 (4.95%) Big Data
3 65 (4.73%) SQL Server
4 42 (3.06%) Power BI
5 35 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 31 (2.26%) Hadoop
8 30 (2.18%) MongoDB
9 28 (2.04%) NoSQL
9 28 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (1.46%) Data Lake
12 18 (1.31%) BigQuery
13 16 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (0.80%) MySQL
16 10 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (0.66%) Looker
17 9 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
18 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 80 (5.83%) JIRA
2 57 (4.15%) Jenkins
3 49 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 27 (1.97%) Selenium
5 22 (1.60%) Cucumber
6 18 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (1.17%) Axure RP
8 14 (1.02%) Mocha
8 14 (1.02%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.87%) Xcode
10 10 (0.73%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.73%) Jasmine
10 10 (0.73%) Maven
11 9 (0.66%) Cypress.io
11 9 (0.66%) webpack
12 7 (0.51%) JUnit
12 7 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (0.51%) Subversion
13 5 (0.36%) GitLab
13 5 (0.36%) SonarQube
General
1 238 (17.33%) Finance
2 127 (9.25%) Marketing
3 90 (6.55%) Banking
4 56 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 47 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 42 (3.06%) Investment Banking
7 39 (2.84%) Public Sector
8 26 (1.89%) Retail Banking
9 24 (1.75%) Financial Institution
10 21 (1.53%) Corporate Banking
11 19 (1.38%) Games
12 17 (1.24%) Legal
13 13 (0.95%) Advertising
14 10 (0.73%) Back Office
15 8 (0.58%) Front Office
16 5 (0.36%) Electronics
16 5 (0.36%) Publishing
17 4 (0.29%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.22%) Retail Finance
18 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 294 (21.41%) Developer
2 188 (13.69%) Analyst
3 122 (8.89%) Architect
4 110 (8.01%) Project Manager
5 91 (6.63%) Business Analyst
6 72 (5.24%) Consultant
7 66 (4.81%) Designer
8 53 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
9 51 (3.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 40 (2.91%) React Developer
11 30 (2.18%) E-Commerce Manager
12 29 (2.11%) Data Engineer
12 29 (2.11%) UX Designer
13 28 (2.04%) IT Manager
14 27 (1.97%) Full Stack Developer
15 25 (1.82%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (1.82%) E-Commerce Analyst
15 25 (1.82%) UI Designer
16 24 (1.75%) .NET Developer
17 23 (1.68%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (9.32%) HTML
2 119 (8.67%) CSS
3 78 (5.68%) React
4 75 (5.46%) Node.js
5 62 (4.52%) .NET
6 61 (4.44%) REST
7 55 (4.01%) AngularJS
8 44 (3.20%) HTML5
9 42 (3.06%) Redux
10 35 (2.55%) CSS3
11 31 (2.26%) RESTful
12 27 (1.97%) Kafka
13 20 (1.46%) Vue.js
14 19 (1.38%) JSON
14 19 (1.38%) Sass
15 18 (1.31%) Spring
15 18 (1.31%) Web Services
16 16 (1.17%) Laravel
16 16 (1.17%) XML
17 14 (1.02%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.70%) User Experience
2 65 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (2.62%) EPoS
4 25 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 20 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 20 (1.46%) FMCG
5 20 (1.46%) Mobile App
5 20 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (1.24%) Hedge funds
7 15 (1.09%) NHS
8 11 (0.80%) Equities
8 11 (0.80%) Social Media
8 11 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 10 (0.73%) Algorithms
9 10 (0.73%) iPad
9 10 (0.73%) W3C
10 9 (0.66%) SWIFT
11 8 (0.58%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (6.12%) Windows
2 46 (3.35%) Apple iOS
3 39 (2.84%) Linux
4 28 (2.04%) Android
5 27 (1.97%) Windows 10
6 24 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.17%) Unix
8 12 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.29%) AIX
12 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.22%) Solaris
13 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.22%) VMS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (23.67%) E-Commerce
2 323 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 136 (9.91%) Analytics
5 97 (7.06%) Project Management
6 94 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
7 88 (6.41%) TDD
8 79 (5.75%) DevOps
8 79 (5.75%) Migration
9 78 (5.68%) Scrum
10 71 (5.17%) Microservices
11 67 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
12 59 (4.30%) Front End Development
13 57 (4.15%) ETL
14 51 (3.71%) Project Delivery
14 51 (3.71%) Test Automation
15 49 (3.57%) CRM
16 47 (3.42%) Data Modelling
17 46 (3.35%) Kanban
18 44 (3.20%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 161 (11.73%) JavaScript
2 146 (10.63%) SQL
3 95 (6.92%) Java
4 86 (6.26%) Python
5 33 (2.40%) C#
6 32 (2.33%) PHP
7 25 (1.82%) ES6
8 24 (1.75%) Scala
8 24 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.68%) TypeScript
10 20 (1.46%) Go
11 19 (1.38%) Apple Swift
12 16 (1.17%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 13 (0.95%) R
14 12 (0.87%) C
14 12 (0.87%) Kotlin
14 12 (0.87%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.66%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (3.50%) Degree
2 14 (1.02%) SC Cleared
2 14 (1.02%) Security Cleared
3 9 (0.66%) CISSP
4 8 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.51%) CISM
6 6 (0.44%) CCNA
6 6 (0.44%) CCNP
7 5 (0.36%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.29%) CISA
8 4 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.22%) ISEB
9 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.22%) PMP
10 2 (0.15%) ACCA
10 2 (0.15%) CIMA
10 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.71%) QA
2 24 (1.75%) PMO
3 12 (0.87%) GDPR
4 11 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.58%) SLA
6 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.15%) SEPA
8 1 (0.073%) Basel II
8 1 (0.073%) Basel III
8 1 (0.073%) COBIT
8 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.073%) NIST
8 1 (0.073%) PSD2
8 1 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 57 (4.15%) Docker
2 32 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.51%) vSphere
4 6 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.29%) vCloud
5 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.22%) Postfix
6 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.15%) HDFS
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.15%) XenApp
8 1 (0.073%) Firmware
8 1 (0.073%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 53 (3.86%) Kubernetes
2 40 (2.91%) Terraform
3 21 (1.53%) SCCM
4 20 (1.46%) Ansible
5 9 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
7 7 (0.51%) CA Service Virtualization
7 7 (0.51%) logstash
7 7 (0.51%) Puppet
8 6 (0.44%) Control-M
9 5 (0.36%) Marathon
9 5 (0.36%) Mesos
10 4 (0.29%) DatAdvantage
10 4 (0.29%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.29%) Kibana
10 4 (0.29%) vRealize
11 3 (0.22%) Consul
12 2 (0.15%) Grafana
12 2 (0.15%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 119 (8.67%) Microsoft
2 82 (5.97%) Salesforce.com
3 75 (5.46%) SAP
4 59 (4.30%) Adobe
5 58 (4.22%) Google
6 47 (3.42%) Oracle
7 41 (2.99%) hybris
8 33 (2.40%) Tableau
9 31 (2.26%) Demandware
10 23 (1.68%) IBM
11 17 (1.24%) Cisco
12 15 (1.09%) VMware
13 10 (0.73%) Cognos
13 10 (0.73%) F5
14 9 (0.66%) Palo Alto
14 9 (0.66%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.66%) Workday
15 8 (0.58%) Apple
15 8 (0.58%) Citrix
15 8 (0.58%) HP