Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 68 55
Rank change year-on-year -28 -13 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 518 957 2,030
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.64% 3.40% 4.68%
As % of the General category 5.62% 7.90% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 651 1,376
Median daily rate £501 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £300
90th Percentile £688 £660 £638
England median daily rate £480 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.41% -38.36%
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.45 £14.75
% change year-on-year -10.00% -2.07% -7.81%

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 9,217 12,118 20,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.01% 43.00% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,673 8,683 14,582
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £330 £315 £319
90th Percentile £725 £718 £700
England median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 140 209
Median hourly rate £28.02 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.43% - -4.33%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.44 £12.76
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.50 £47.30
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.21% -5.84%

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 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 +15 53 £525 +7.69% 62
North London -1 5 £375 -14.29% 6
South London +38 3 £425 +183.33% 6
West London -5 3 £650 +36.84% 35
East London +23 1 £540 +35.00% 22
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 164 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (22.01%) E-Commerce
3 99 (19.11%) Finance
4 88 (16.99%) Azure
5 80 (15.44%) DevOps
5 80 (15.44%) SQL
6 73 (14.09%) Java
7 62 (11.97%) Banking
8 59 (11.39%) AWS
9 54 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
9 54 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 50 (9.65%) JavaScript
11 46 (8.88%) Microservices
12 44 (8.49%) Python
12 44 (8.49%) JIRA
13 43 (8.30%) Oracle
13 43 (8.30%) Kubernetes
14 42 (8.11%) Microsoft
15 41 (7.92%) Salesforce.com
16 40 (7.72%) Scrum
16 40 (7.72%) Marketing
16 40 (7.72%) Node.js
17 38 (7.34%) User Experience
17 38 (7.34%) Terraform
17 38 (7.34%) CSS
18 37 (7.14%) HTML
19 36 (6.95%) Migration
19 36 (6.95%) QA
20 35 (6.76%) Analytics
21 33 (6.37%) Docker

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 16 (3.09%) Confluence
2 14 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.70%) CMS
3 9 (1.74%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.97%) Jupyter
6 4 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.58%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.58%) nginx
7 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.58%) WordPress
8 2 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.39%) JBoss
8 2 (0.39%) Mule
8 2 (0.39%) PrestaShop
8 2 (0.39%) SAS
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.19%) Apache
9 1 (0.19%) Jetty
Applications
1 19 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (2.12%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.54%) Sketch
5 5 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.39%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.19%) InVision
8 1 (0.19%) Marvel
8 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.19%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 12 (2.32%) Oracle Retail
2 7 (1.35%) Magento
3 5 (0.97%) Shopify
4 4 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.39%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.19%) Maximo
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.19%) Radian6
7 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.19%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 88 (16.99%) Azure
2 59 (11.39%) AWS
3 28 (5.41%) GCP
4 21 (4.05%) Serverless
5 16 (3.09%) GitHub
6 14 (2.70%) PaaS
7 12 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (2.12%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 9 (1.74%) IaaS
10 9 (1.74%) SaaS
11 7 (1.35%) Microsoft 365
12 6 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.97%) Amazon SageMaker
13 5 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.77%) Apigee
14 4 (0.77%) AWS CodePipeline
14 4 (0.77%) Azure Functions
14 4 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.97%) Firewall
1 5 (0.97%) Internet
1 5 (0.97%) Network Security
1 5 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.77%) DNS
3 3 (0.58%) HTTP
4 2 (0.39%) LAN
4 2 (0.39%) SAN
4 2 (0.39%) Skype
4 2 (0.39%) WAN
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.19%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.19%) SSH
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.25%) Big Data
2 19 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.09%) MySQL
3 16 (3.09%) Tableau
4 15 (2.90%) SQL Server
5 12 (2.32%) BigQuery
6 9 (1.74%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.74%) Power BI
7 8 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (1.54%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.16%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.97%) Amazon QuickSight
9 5 (0.97%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (0.97%) Looker
9 5 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (8.49%) JIRA
2 32 (6.18%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.25%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.09%) Maven
5 13 (2.51%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.74%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.35%) webpack
8 5 (0.97%) Axure RP
8 5 (0.97%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.97%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.77%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.77%) git-flow
9 4 (0.77%) Mocha
9 4 (0.77%) Postman
10 3 (0.58%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.58%) kappa
10 3 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.58%) Protractor
General
1 99 (19.11%) Finance
2 62 (11.97%) Banking
3 40 (7.72%) Marketing
4 20 (3.86%) Manufacturing
5 19 (3.67%) Investment Banking
6 17 (3.28%) Retail Banking
7 16 (3.09%) Corporate Banking
8 14 (2.70%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.51%) Public Sector
10 8 (1.54%) Retail Finance
11 7 (1.35%) Advertising
11 7 (1.35%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.35%) Front Office
12 6 (1.16%) Back Office
12 6 (1.16%) Legal
13 5 (0.97%) Games
14 4 (0.77%) Automotive
14 4 (0.77%) German Language
14 4 (0.77%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (18.34%) Developer
2 79 (15.25%) Analyst
3 78 (15.06%) Architect
4 54 (10.42%) Business Analyst
5 36 (6.95%) Consultant
6 29 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 26 (5.02%) Designer
9 24 (4.63%) Java Developer
10 20 (3.86%) Retail Business Analyst
11 18 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (3.09%) Data Engineer
13 15 (2.90%) React Developer
14 14 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
14 14 (2.70%) Senior Designer
15 13 (2.51%) Data Architect
16 12 (2.32%) AWS Engineer
16 12 (2.32%) Enterprise Architect
16 12 (2.32%) Senior Developer
17 11 (2.12%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.72%) Node.js
2 38 (7.34%) CSS
3 37 (7.14%) HTML
4 30 (5.79%) Spring
5 28 (5.41%) REST
6 27 (5.21%) React
7 17 (3.28%) .NET
7 17 (3.28%) HTML5
8 15 (2.90%) CSS3
8 15 (2.90%) GraphQL
8 15 (2.90%) Web Services
9 13 (2.51%) RESTful
9 13 (2.51%) RxJava
10 12 (2.32%) Kafka
11 10 (1.93%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.93%) Vert.x
12 9 (1.74%) Express
12 9 (1.74%) Spring Boot
13 8 (1.54%) jQuery
13 8 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.34%) User Experience
3 26 (5.02%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.05%) FMCG
5 14 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 14 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.51%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.54%) EPoS
8 8 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
9 7 (1.35%) SWIFT
10 6 (1.16%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.16%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.16%) Social Media
11 5 (0.97%) Contract for Difference
11 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.97%) Photography
11 5 (0.97%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.97%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.25%) Windows
2 19 (3.67%) Linux
3 16 (3.09%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.32%) Android
5 5 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.39%) MVS
8 2 (0.39%) Unix
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (22.01%) E-Commerce
3 80 (15.44%) DevOps
4 54 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (8.88%) Microservices
6 40 (7.72%) Scrum
7 36 (6.95%) Migration
8 35 (6.76%) Analytics
9 31 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (5.60%) TDD
11 28 (5.41%) Project Management
11 28 (5.41%) User Stories
12 27 (5.21%) Requirements Gathering
13 26 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (5.02%) Data Modelling
14 25 (4.83%) Software Engineering
15 24 (4.63%) CRM
15 24 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (4.44%) ETL
17 22 (4.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 80 (15.44%) SQL
2 73 (14.09%) Java
3 50 (9.65%) JavaScript
4 44 (8.49%) Python
5 15 (2.90%) C#
6 14 (2.70%) TypeScript
7 11 (2.12%) Ruby
8 8 (1.54%) Apple Swift
8 8 (1.54%) ES6
8 8 (1.54%) Go
9 7 (1.35%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.16%) C
10 6 (1.16%) Java 8
10 6 (1.16%) PHP
11 5 (0.97%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.77%) Kotlin
12 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.58%) C++
13 3 (0.58%) R
13 3 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (4.05%) Degree
2 6 (1.16%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.77%) PMP
5 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.39%) CISSP
6 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.39%) Tableau Certification
6 2 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.19%) CCNA
7 1 (0.19%) CCNP
7 1 (0.19%) CIPD
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.19%) MCSE
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.95%) QA
2 9 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.54%) PMO
4 7 (1.35%) GDPR
5 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.77%) NIST
6 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.77%) PSD2
6 4 (0.77%) Section 508
6 4 (0.77%) WAI
7 3 (0.58%) SLA
8 2 (0.39%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.19%) Basel III
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 33 (6.37%) Docker
2 7 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.19%) HDFS
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 43 (8.30%) Kubernetes
2 38 (7.34%) Terraform
3 12 (2.32%) Ansible
4 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.58%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.58%) Puppet
6 2 (0.39%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (0.39%) Nessus
6 2 (0.39%) SCCM
7 1 (0.19%) Consul
7 1 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.19%) Kibana
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.19%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.19%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 43 (8.30%) Oracle
2 42 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 41 (7.92%) Salesforce.com
4 28 (5.41%) SAP
5 25 (4.83%) Adobe
6 19 (3.67%) Google
7 15 (2.90%) IBM
8 11 (2.12%) hybris
9 9 (1.74%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 7 (1.35%) Demandware
10 7 (1.35%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.16%) Cisco
11 6 (1.16%) VMware
12 5 (0.97%) Apple
12 5 (0.97%) Databricks
12 5 (0.97%) JDA
13 4 (0.77%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.77%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.58%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.58%) Teradata