Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 53 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 -16
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,662 2,122 2,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.35% 4.67% 4.71%
As % of the General category 9.72% 9.83% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,093 1,467 1,397
London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £319 £313 £263
90th Percentile £655 £625 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
London median hourly rate £33.25 £13.50 £21.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.30% -35.81% +45.54%
10th Percentile £18.36 £12.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £83.25 £15.15 £22.85
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.63% +10.73%

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 17,101 21,580 22,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.71% 47.46% 49.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,874 15,371 15,832
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 255 212
London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +7.32%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.34 £13.02
90th Percentile £52.70 £51.50 £47.45
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.36% -0.36% +9.76%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -9 276 £500 +2.56% 101
West London -17 97 £450 - 80
North London +7 27 £450 +11.80% 8
South London -13 13 £425 - 16
East London +4 11 £125 -68.75% 20
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 468 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (25.09%) E-Commerce
3 340 (20.46%) Finance
4 212 (12.76%) JavaScript
5 177 (10.65%) Analytics
6 176 (10.59%) SQL
7 169 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 163 (9.81%) HTML
8 163 (9.81%) AWS
9 158 (9.51%) CSS
10 157 (9.45%) Java
11 156 (9.39%) Microsoft
11 156 (9.39%) Azure
12 142 (8.54%) Marketing
13 132 (7.94%) Python
14 127 (7.64%) Scrum
15 125 (7.52%) User Experience
16 124 (7.46%) DevOps
17 122 (7.34%) JIRA
18 121 (7.28%) Project Management
19 118 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
20 114 (6.86%) Banking
21 110 (6.62%) Migration
21 110 (6.62%) SAP
22 109 (6.56%) TDD
23 108 (6.50%) Node.js
24 104 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
24 104 (6.26%) Git (software)
25 99 (5.96%) Microservices
25 99 (5.96%) React

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 43 (2.59%) Confluence
2 36 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 32 (1.93%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.56%) CMS
5 23 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (1.32%) SAS
7 18 (1.08%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.54%) Apache
9 9 (0.54%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.36%) IIS
12 5 (0.30%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.24%) Drupal
13 4 (0.24%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 60 (3.61%) Sketch
2 46 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (1.81%) Photoshop
5 23 (1.38%) InVision
6 20 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 17 (1.02%) Zeplin
8 11 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
10 6 (0.36%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.24%) InDesign
12 4 (0.24%) SPSS
13 3 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.18%) FreeHand
13 3 (0.18%) Marvel
14 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 36 (2.17%) Magento
2 28 (1.68%) SAP Retail
3 25 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
3 25 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 21 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.96%) SAP FI
6 15 (0.90%) SAP CO
6 15 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
7 12 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.72%) Shopify
8 10 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
9 9 (0.54%) SAP BPC
10 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
11 7 (0.42%) NetSuite
12 6 (0.36%) Actimize
12 6 (0.36%) SAP MDG
13 5 (0.30%) SAP MM
13 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 163 (9.81%) AWS
2 156 (9.39%) Azure
3 59 (3.55%) Power Platform
4 48 (2.89%) Office 365
5 41 (2.47%) Serverless
6 28 (1.68%) GCP
7 26 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (1.44%) Google Analytics
9 22 (1.32%) SaaS
10 20 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 20 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (1.08%) Azure Functions
12 17 (1.02%) Amazon S3
12 17 (1.02%) GitHub
13 16 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
13 16 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.84%) PaaS
16 13 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
16 13 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.44%) Firewall
2 20 (1.20%) Internet
3 15 (0.90%) WAN
4 14 (0.84%) LAN
5 12 (0.72%) HTTP
6 11 (0.66%) DNS
7 7 (0.42%) Network Security
7 7 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.36%) DHCP
8 6 (0.36%) Skype
8 6 (0.36%) SMS
8 6 (0.36%) SSL
8 6 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.36%) VPN
9 5 (0.30%) FTP
10 4 (0.24%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.24%) SAN
10 4 (0.24%) VSAN
10 4 (0.24%) Wireless
11 3 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
2 82 (4.93%) SQL Server
3 75 (4.51%) Big Data
4 59 (3.55%) Power BI
5 49 (2.95%) Relational Database
6 44 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (2.47%) NoSQL
8 40 (2.41%) Hadoop
9 33 (1.99%) MongoDB
10 32 (1.93%) MySQL
11 30 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
12 28 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 28 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (1.62%) Data Lake
14 15 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (0.78%) Apache Hive
16 13 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.78%) Looker
17 12 (0.72%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 122 (7.34%) JIRA
2 104 (6.26%) Git (software)
3 95 (5.72%) Jenkins
4 30 (1.81%) Selenium
5 25 (1.50%) Axure RP
6 23 (1.38%) TeamCity
7 20 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 19 (1.14%) webpack
9 16 (0.96%) Jasmine
10 14 (0.84%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.78%) Mocha
11 13 (0.78%) Xcode
12 12 (0.72%) JUnit
12 12 (0.72%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (0.60%) Gatling
13 10 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
14 9 (0.54%) GitLab
15 8 (0.48%) Grunt
General
1 340 (20.46%) Finance
2 142 (8.54%) Marketing
3 114 (6.86%) Banking
4 53 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.95%) Financial Institution
6 48 (2.89%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.29%) Public Sector
8 37 (2.23%) Investment Banking
9 36 (2.17%) Games
10 25 (1.50%) Retail Banking
11 17 (1.02%) Legal
12 14 (0.84%) Back Office
13 13 (0.78%) Advertising
14 12 (0.72%) Front Office
15 11 (0.66%) Electronics
16 10 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
17 6 (0.36%) Private Banking
18 5 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
18 5 (0.30%) Online Betting
18 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 354 (21.30%) Developer
2 236 (14.20%) Analyst
3 188 (11.31%) Architect
4 133 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 119 (7.16%) Business Analyst
6 96 (5.78%) Designer
7 91 (5.48%) Consultant
8 80 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
9 54 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 46 (2.77%) React Developer
11 42 (2.53%) UX Designer
12 39 (2.35%) UI Designer
13 38 (2.29%) Data Architect
14 36 (2.17%) Data Engineer
15 35 (2.11%) DevOps Engineer
16 31 (1.87%) Retail Business Analyst
16 31 (1.87%) Senior Designer
17 29 (1.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 29 (1.74%) E-Commerce Manager
18 28 (1.68%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (9.81%) HTML
2 158 (9.51%) CSS
3 108 (6.50%) Node.js
4 99 (5.96%) React
5 76 (4.57%) .NET
6 58 (3.49%) AngularJS
6 58 (3.49%) REST
7 54 (3.25%) Redux
8 45 (2.71%) Kafka
8 45 (2.71%) RESTful
9 42 (2.53%) HTML5
10 40 (2.41%) Sass
10 40 (2.41%) Web Services
11 34 (2.05%) CSS3
12 30 (1.81%) Spring
13 29 (1.74%) JSON
14 23 (1.38%) XML
15 22 (1.32%) Vue.js
16 20 (1.20%) J2EE
16 20 (1.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 125 (7.52%) User Experience
2 87 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
4 43 (2.59%) Hedge funds
5 31 (1.87%) EPoS
6 27 (1.62%) FMCG
7 24 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.08%) W3C
10 15 (0.90%) Algorithms
10 15 (0.90%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.90%) Data Structures
10 15 (0.90%) SWIFT
11 14 (0.84%) Animation
11 14 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.72%) Equities
12 12 (0.72%) NHS
13 11 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.48%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 97 (5.84%) Windows
2 66 (3.97%) Linux
3 57 (3.43%) Apple iOS
4 40 (2.41%) Android
5 30 (1.81%) Windows Server
6 29 (1.74%) Windows 10
7 25 (1.50%) Unix
8 12 (0.72%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.24%) AIX
12 4 (0.24%) Solaris
12 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.18%) VMS
14 2 (0.12%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (25.09%) E-Commerce
3 177 (10.65%) Analytics
4 169 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 127 (7.64%) Scrum
6 124 (7.46%) DevOps
7 121 (7.28%) Project Management
8 118 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
9 110 (6.62%) Migration
10 109 (6.56%) TDD
11 104 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
12 99 (5.96%) Microservices
13 84 (5.05%) Test Automation
14 82 (4.93%) Front End Development
15 71 (4.27%) ETL
16 68 (4.09%) Project Delivery
17 64 (3.85%) Data Modelling
18 61 (3.67%) CRM
19 60 (3.61%) BDD
20 58 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 212 (12.76%) JavaScript
2 176 (10.59%) SQL
3 157 (9.45%) Java
4 132 (7.94%) Python
5 55 (3.31%) C#
6 44 (2.65%) ES6
7 37 (2.23%) PowerShell
8 35 (2.11%) Scala
9 33 (1.99%) PHP
9 33 (1.99%) T-SQL
10 26 (1.56%) R
11 24 (1.44%) Go
12 21 (1.26%) TypeScript
13 19 (1.14%) Apple Swift
13 19 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 16 (0.96%) Java 8
14 16 (0.96%) Kotlin
15 15 (0.90%) C
16 13 (0.78%) Objective-C
16 13 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (4.87%) Degree
2 11 (0.66%) Master's Degree
3 10 (0.60%) PhD
3 10 (0.60%) SC Cleared
3 10 (0.60%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.54%) CISSP
5 8 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (0.48%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.42%) CISM
6 7 (0.42%) PMP
7 5 (0.30%) CCNP
7 5 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.24%) CCNA
8 4 (0.24%) CISA
8 4 (0.24%) ISEB
9 3 (0.18%) CHECK Team Member
10 2 (0.12%) ACCA
10 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.91%) QA
2 30 (1.81%) PMO
3 14 (0.84%) GDPR
4 9 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.48%) SEPA
5 8 (0.48%) SLA
6 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.12%) COBIT
8 2 (0.12%) IFRS
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.060%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.060%) MiFID
9 1 (0.060%) NIST
9 1 (0.060%) PSD2
System Software
1 68 (4.09%) Docker
2 39 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.42%) vCloud
4 7 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.42%) vSphere
5 4 (0.24%) HDFS
5 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.060%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.060%) Firmware
8 1 (0.060%) Postfix
8 1 (0.060%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.060%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (3.49%) Kubernetes
2 50 (3.01%) Terraform
3 31 (1.87%) Ansible
4 22 (1.32%) SCCM
5 18 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.90%) Puppet
7 8 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
7 8 (0.48%) logstash
7 8 (0.48%) Marathon
7 8 (0.48%) Mesos
8 6 (0.36%) Control-M
8 6 (0.36%) Kibana
9 5 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.24%) DatAdvantage
10 4 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.24%) vRealize
11 3 (0.18%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.18%) MOM
Vendors
1 156 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 110 (6.62%) SAP
3 83 (4.99%) Salesforce.com
4 71 (4.27%) Adobe
5 65 (3.91%) Oracle
6 60 (3.61%) Google
7 56 (3.37%) hybris
8 37 (2.23%) Tableau
9 29 (1.74%) IBM
10 25 (1.50%) Demandware
11 20 (1.20%) VMware
12 15 (0.90%) Cisco
13 12 (0.72%) MuleSoft
14 11 (0.66%) New Relic
15 10 (0.60%) Citrix
15 10 (0.60%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 10 (0.60%) F5
15 10 (0.60%) Palo Alto
16 9 (0.54%) CA
16 9 (0.54%) Red Hat