Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 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
England > London
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 128 60
Rank change year-on-year +58 -68 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,303 319 1,514
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.59% 2.22% 4.14%
As % of the General category 6.24% 3.75% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 197 1,001
10th Percentile £356 £278 £310
25th Percentile £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +3.09%
75th Percentile £644 £575 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £650
England median daily rate £525 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 7
10th Percentile " " £10.25
25th Percentile £13.25 £48.00 £11.88
Median hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -62.75% +126.67% +66.67%
75th Percentile £20.00 £54.00 £49.25
90th Percentile £65.64 " £80.10
England median hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £14.28
% change year-on-year +38.10% -26.47% +5.78%

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 20,872 8,515 20,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.52% 59.28% 54.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,909 6,124 14,259
10th Percentile £363 £320 £310
25th Percentile £463 £418 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +0.49%
75th Percentile £675 £638 £619
90th Percentile £750 £747 £700
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 91 260
10th Percentile £14.94 £15.00 £12.76
25th Percentile £19.96 £19.39 £16.47
Median hourly rate £30.00 £27.99 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.18% +33.29% +10.53%
75th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -13.64% +17.65% +1.08%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in London

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail in London.

Daily rate trend for Retail in London

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail in London over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in London

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail in London.

Hourly rate trend for Retail in London

Retail
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Retail in London over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

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 28 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
Central London +5 124 £525 +5.00% 137
West London +2 25 £500 +11.11% 64
South London +12 14 £713 +67.65% 5
North London +1 4 £650 +116.67% 10
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for Retail.

1 473 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (21.87%) Finance
3 265 (20.34%) Social Skills
4 262 (20.11%) E-Commerce
5 204 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 191 (14.66%) Azure
7 161 (12.36%) DevOps
8 141 (10.82%) AWS
9 132 (10.13%) Marketing
10 128 (9.82%) Analytics
10 128 (9.82%) Java
11 121 (9.29%) Project Management
12 116 (8.90%) Banking
13 115 (8.83%) Scrum
13 115 (8.83%) Microservices
14 110 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
15 107 (8.21%) User Experience
16 105 (8.06%) SQL
17 104 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
18 102 (7.83%) JavaScript
19 85 (6.52%) SAP
19 85 (6.52%) Presentation Skills
20 83 (6.37%) CRM
21 81 (6.22%) Kubernetes
22 80 (6.14%) Adobe
23 79 (6.06%) Mobile App
24 78 (5.99%) Salesforce.com
25 76 (5.83%) Python
25 76 (5.83%) Project Delivery
26 71 (5.45%) Terraform

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 29 (2.23%) Confluence
2 20 (1.53%) CMS
3 16 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 13 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.61%) SAS
7 7 (0.54%) Apache
8 5 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.31%) Camunda
9 4 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.23%) Drupal
10 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.23%) WordPress
11 2 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.15%) Headless CMS
11 2 (0.15%) JBoss
11 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.077%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.077%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (3.30%) Sketch
2 33 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.15%) Zeplin
4 17 (1.30%) InVision
5 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.54%) Figma
8 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.31%) Marvel
10 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.077%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.077%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.077%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.077%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 23 (1.77%) SAP Retail
2 15 (1.15%) Magento
3 14 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.61%) Shopify
6 7 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.54%) SAP AFS
6 7 (0.54%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 5 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.38%) SAP CAR
8 4 (0.31%) BASE24
8 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.15%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.15%) SAP MDG
10 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.077%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 191 (14.66%) Azure
2 141 (10.82%) AWS
3 57 (4.37%) GCP
4 33 (2.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 33 (2.53%) PaaS
5 32 (2.46%) Power Platform
6 31 (2.38%) GitHub
7 28 (2.15%) Serverless
8 26 (2.00%) SaaS
9 22 (1.69%) Microsoft 365
10 18 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (1.30%) Google Analytics
12 16 (1.23%) GitHub Actions
13 13 (1.00%) Azure Key Vault
14 11 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
14 11 (0.84%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (0.61%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.61%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.23%) DNS
2 11 (0.84%) HTTP
3 10 (0.77%) Firewall
3 10 (0.77%) Network Security
3 10 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (0.69%) VPN
5 7 (0.54%) DHCP
5 7 (0.54%) VLAN
6 6 (0.46%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.46%) Internet
6 6 (0.46%) SNMP
7 4 (0.31%) RTSP
8 3 (0.23%) SMS
8 3 (0.23%) VoIP
9 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.15%) LAN
9 2 (0.15%) MVNO
9 2 (0.15%) Wireless
10 1 (0.077%) OSPF
10 1 (0.077%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.38%) NoSQL
1 31 (2.38%) Power BI
2 28 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (1.92%) Big Data
3 25 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 19 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
5 16 (1.23%) Hadoop
5 16 (1.23%) Tableau
6 15 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.07%) MySQL
8 13 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.84%) Data Lake
10 10 (0.77%) Data Vault
11 9 (0.69%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (0.46%) Metadata
13 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.38%) QlikView
13 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 60 (4.60%) JIRA
2 57 (4.37%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.30%) Mockito
5 21 (1.61%) Maven
6 17 (1.30%) JUnit
6 17 (1.30%) Postman
7 14 (1.07%) Cucumber
8 11 (0.84%) Axure RP
9 9 (0.69%) Cypress.io
10 8 (0.61%) CircleCI
10 8 (0.61%) Subversion
11 7 (0.54%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.46%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.46%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.46%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.38%) GitLab
13 5 (0.38%) Travis CI
13 5 (0.38%) webpack
13 5 (0.38%) Xcode
General
1 285 (21.87%) Finance
2 265 (20.34%) Social Skills
3 132 (10.13%) Marketing
4 116 (8.90%) Banking
5 110 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
6 85 (6.52%) Presentation Skills
7 60 (4.60%) Retail Banking
8 45 (3.45%) Manufacturing
9 42 (3.22%) Investment Banking
10 34 (2.61%) Corporate Banking
10 34 (2.61%) Legal
11 26 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
12 20 (1.53%) Telecoms
13 19 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
14 17 (1.30%) Advertising
15 16 (1.23%) Back Office
15 16 (1.23%) Games
16 10 (0.77%) German Language
17 8 (0.61%) Law
17 8 (0.61%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (16.58%) Architect
2 176 (13.51%) Analyst
3 173 (13.28%) Developer
4 147 (11.28%) Project Manager
5 117 (8.98%) Solutions Architect
6 106 (8.14%) Business Analyst
7 69 (5.30%) Designer
8 47 (3.61%) Java Developer
9 39 (2.99%) Senior Developer
10 37 (2.84%) Data Architect
11 35 (2.69%) Digital Architect
12 34 (2.61%) Consultant
13 33 (2.53%) Product Manager
14 32 (2.46%) Azure Engineer
14 32 (2.46%) Digital Solutions Architect
15 31 (2.38%) Enterprise Architect
15 31 (2.38%) Retail Business Analyst
16 30 (2.30%) UX Designer
17 29 (2.23%) UI Designer
18 28 (2.15%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (5.22%) React
2 61 (4.68%) REST
3 58 (4.45%) CSS
4 56 (4.30%) Node.js
5 52 (3.99%) HTML
6 49 (3.76%) Spring Boot
7 48 (3.68%) Spring
8 44 (3.38%) GraphQL
9 39 (2.99%) Web Services
10 36 (2.76%) Kafka
11 29 (2.23%) RESTful
12 28 (2.15%) XML
13 26 (2.00%) .NET
14 17 (1.30%) JMS
14 17 (1.30%) Swagger
15 15 (1.15%) JSON
15 15 (1.15%) RxJava
16 14 (1.07%) jQuery
17 13 (1.00%) .NET Framework
17 13 (1.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.21%) User Experience
2 79 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 45 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (2.00%) FMCG
4 26 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 24 (1.84%) EPoS
6 23 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (1.61%) Social Media
8 20 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.30%) W3C
11 14 (1.07%) Legacy Systems
12 13 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.92%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.84%) Renewable Energy
15 10 (0.77%) Cloud Native
16 9 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
16 9 (0.69%) Online Banking
17 8 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 44 (3.38%) Apple iOS
2 42 (3.22%) Android
3 40 (3.07%) Windows
4 19 (1.46%) Linux
5 13 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.54%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.31%) Unix
7 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.23%) VMS
8 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.077%) CentOS
10 1 (0.077%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.077%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (20.11%) E-Commerce
3 204 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 161 (12.36%) DevOps
5 128 (9.82%) Analytics
6 121 (9.29%) Project Management
7 115 (8.83%) Microservices
7 115 (8.83%) Scrum
8 104 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
9 83 (6.37%) CRM
10 76 (5.83%) Project Delivery
11 71 (5.45%) TDD
12 68 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
13 62 (4.76%) Waterfall
14 60 (4.60%) ERP
15 55 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 55 (4.22%) Logistics
15 55 (4.22%) Migration
16 53 (4.07%) Software Engineering
17 46 (3.53%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 128 (9.82%) Java
2 105 (8.06%) SQL
3 102 (7.83%) JavaScript
4 76 (5.83%) Python
5 47 (3.61%) Go
6 37 (2.84%) C#
6 37 (2.84%) TypeScript
7 30 (2.30%) Java 11
8 29 (2.23%) Java 8
9 21 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 20 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 15 (1.15%) Apple Swift
12 10 (0.77%) C
12 10 (0.77%) Kotlin
13 9 (0.69%) Scala
14 8 (0.61%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.61%) Ruby
15 7 (0.54%) C++
15 7 (0.54%) VBA
16 6 (0.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 61 (4.68%) Degree
2 18 (1.38%) PMP
3 15 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (1.07%) PMI Certification
5 11 (0.84%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.77%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (0.38%) A+ Certification
8 5 (0.38%) MCSA
9 4 (0.31%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.31%) RIBA
10 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.23%) ISEB
10 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.23%) MCSE
11 2 (0.15%) CCNA
11 2 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.07%) QA
2 41 (3.15%) Accessibility
3 21 (1.61%) GDPR
4 16 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.84%) PMO
7 6 (0.46%) SLA
8 4 (0.31%) COBIT
8 4 (0.31%) COREP
8 4 (0.31%) FINREP
8 4 (0.31%) IFRS
9 3 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.23%) GRC
9 3 (0.23%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.15%) PSD2
11 1 (0.077%) SEPA
11 1 (0.077%) UCITS
System Software
1 67 (5.14%) Docker
2 32 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.46%) vSphere
6 4 (0.31%) NFS
7 3 (0.23%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 3 (0.23%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.15%) XenApp
9 1 (0.077%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.077%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 81 (6.22%) Kubernetes
2 71 (5.45%) Terraform
3 38 (2.92%) Ansible
4 14 (1.07%) Puppet
5 12 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.61%) SCCM
7 7 (0.54%) Grafana
7 7 (0.54%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.46%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.31%) Istio
10 4 (0.31%) Knative
11 3 (0.23%) vRealize
12 2 (0.15%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.077%) BMC PATROL
13 1 (0.077%) HP SiteScope
13 1 (0.077%) Kubeflow
13 1 (0.077%) Nagios
13 1 (0.077%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 85 (6.52%) SAP
2 80 (6.14%) Adobe
3 78 (5.99%) Salesforce.com
4 57 (4.37%) Microsoft
5 46 (3.53%) Google
6 36 (2.76%) Oracle
7 28 (2.15%) hybris
8 27 (2.07%) VMware
9 24 (1.84%) ServiceNow
10 20 (1.53%) MuleSoft
11 17 (1.30%) Splunk
12 15 (1.15%) IBM
13 12 (0.92%) Cisco
14 10 (0.77%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 9 (0.69%) Citrix
15 9 (0.69%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.61%) Apple
16 8 (0.61%) NCR
16 8 (0.61%) Zscaler
17 7 (0.54%) BiZZdesign