Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 40 40
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 2,111 1,937 2,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.63% 4.92% 4.94%
As % of the General category 10.34% 10.88% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,512 1,265 1,423
London median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £613 £625 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 20
London median hourly rate £21.90 £10.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.00% - -42.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £9.90
90th Percentile £95.63 £156.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £13.63
% change year-on-year -1.61% +13.76% -22.14%

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 20,410 17,799 19,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.73% 45.19% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,637 12,651 14,143
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 182 199
London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.54% -3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £53.00
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year +7.10% -6.99% +19.46%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -7 375 £485 +2.11% 125
West London -5 147 £475 +26.67% 99
South London -22 49 £375 +33.93% 17
North London 0 33 £463 +10.78% 7
East London -2 25 £538 +55.80% 36
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 687 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (25.11%) E-Commerce
3 423 (20.04%) Finance
4 268 (12.70%) Java
5 261 (12.36%) JavaScript
6 222 (10.52%) CSS
7 220 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 211 (10.00%) SQL
9 209 (9.90%) HTML
10 208 (9.85%) TDD
11 203 (9.62%) Microsoft
11 203 (9.62%) Scrum
12 195 (9.24%) Project Management
13 179 (8.48%) Analytics
14 173 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
15 169 (8.01%) DevOps
16 164 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
17 156 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
18 154 (7.30%) User Experience
19 152 (7.20%) Python
19 152 (7.20%) Banking
20 143 (6.77%) Marketing
21 139 (6.58%) C#
22 135 (6.40%) Git (software)
23 134 (6.35%) Degree
23 134 (6.35%) CRM
24 133 (6.30%) .NET
25 124 (5.87%) MVC
26 123 (5.83%) Windows
27 117 (5.54%) 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 56 (2.65%) WebSphere
2 45 (2.13%) Apache Spark
3 41 (1.94%) SAS
4 36 (1.71%) Confluence
5 35 (1.66%) CMS
6 27 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 23 (1.09%) SharePoint
8 19 (0.90%) Apache
9 17 (0.81%) Commerce Server
10 16 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.71%) WordPress
12 14 (0.66%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.57%) JBoss
14 10 (0.47%) Apache Pig
14 10 (0.47%) Mule
15 7 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.33%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.33%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
17 5 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 82 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.71%) Photoshop
5 22 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.95%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
8 11 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.33%) SPSS
11 6 (0.28%) InVision
12 5 (0.24%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.19%) Gliffy
14 3 (0.14%) InDesign
15 2 (0.095%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.095%) UXPin
15 2 (0.095%) Windchill
16 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.047%) Stata
Business Applications
1 71 (3.36%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (1.09%) Magento
3 18 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
4 16 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
6 11 (0.52%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
7 10 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.38%) SAP SD
9 8 (0.38%) Summit
10 7 (0.33%) SAP Retail
11 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.24%) Temenos T24
13 4 (0.19%) SAP CO
13 4 (0.19%) SAP FI
13 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
13 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 4 (0.19%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 173 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (2.61%) Office 365
4 34 (1.61%) SaaS
5 27 (1.28%) Google Analytics
6 26 (1.23%) PaaS
7 23 (1.09%) Serverless
8 22 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 20 (0.95%) GitHub
10 19 (0.90%) IaaS
11 17 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
13 13 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
14 8 (0.38%) npm
15 7 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.37%) Internet
2 28 (1.33%) WAN
3 27 (1.28%) Firewall
4 24 (1.14%) LAN
5 18 (0.85%) HTTP
5 18 (0.85%) Skype
6 15 (0.71%) Network Security
7 13 (0.62%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.62%) Wireless
8 12 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (0.52%) DHCP
9 11 (0.52%) DNS
10 9 (0.43%) MPLS
10 9 (0.43%) SMS
11 8 (0.38%) VPN
12 7 (0.33%) VoIP
13 6 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.28%) OSPF
13 6 (0.28%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.24%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.31%) Big Data
3 73 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 58 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 55 (2.61%) Hadoop
6 54 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 45 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (1.85%) MySQL
8 39 (1.85%) Power BI
9 36 (1.71%) MongoDB
10 33 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (1.04%) Apache Hive
11 22 (1.04%) Data Lake
12 21 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (0.81%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.66%) DB2
16 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 135 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 105 (4.97%) Jenkins
3 77 (3.65%) JIRA
4 56 (2.65%) Selenium
5 53 (2.51%) TeamCity
6 41 (1.94%) Maven
7 40 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 32 (1.52%) Jasmine
9 32 (1.52%) webpack
10 26 (1.23%) Cucumber
10 26 (1.23%) Visual Studio
11 23 (1.09%) CircleCI
12 20 (0.95%) JUnit
12 20 (0.95%) SpecFlow
12 20 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
13 19 (0.90%) WebDriver
14 18 (0.85%) Gradle
15 17 (0.81%) gulp
16 15 (0.71%) NUnit
General
1 423 (20.04%) Finance
2 152 (7.20%) Banking
3 143 (6.77%) Marketing
4 73 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 37 (1.75%) Legal
7 36 (1.71%) Financial Institution
8 30 (1.42%) Retail Banking
9 26 (1.23%) Advertising
10 21 (0.99%) Games
11 17 (0.81%) Back Office
11 17 (0.81%) Electronics
12 16 (0.76%) Automotive
12 16 (0.76%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.66%) Law
14 12 (0.57%) Front Office
15 10 (0.47%) Publishing
16 9 (0.43%) Retail Finance
17 8 (0.38%) German Language
18 7 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 478 (22.64%) Developer
2 393 (18.62%) Analyst
3 236 (11.18%) Business Analyst
4 221 (10.47%) Project Manager
5 196 (9.28%) Architect
6 81 (3.84%) Consultant
7 79 (3.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 75 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
9 67 (3.17%) Java Developer
10 65 (3.08%) Designer
11 64 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
11 64 (3.03%) Senior Developer
12 61 (2.89%) Retail Business Analyst
13 57 (2.70%) React Developer
14 53 (2.51%) .NET Developer
15 49 (2.32%) JavaScript Developer
16 48 (2.27%) Product Owner
17 42 (1.99%) C# Developer
17 42 (1.99%) IT Manager
18 40 (1.89%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (10.52%) CSS
2 209 (9.90%) HTML
3 133 (6.30%) .NET
4 117 (5.54%) React
5 109 (5.16%) Node.js
6 103 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 98 (4.64%) HTML5
8 96 (4.55%) CSS3
9 83 (3.93%) jQuery
10 81 (3.84%) REST
11 66 (3.13%) Redux
12 65 (3.08%) Web Services
13 64 (3.03%) Sass
14 63 (2.98%) ASP.NET
15 54 (2.56%) Spring
16 51 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
17 50 (2.37%) J2EE
18 44 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
19 34 (1.61%) LESS
20 32 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 156 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (7.30%) User Experience
3 93 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
4 53 (2.51%) Mobile App
5 49 (2.32%) EPoS
6 46 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.47%) Algorithms
7 31 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (1.33%) Equities
8 28 (1.33%) FMCG
8 28 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 27 (1.28%) Fintech
10 26 (1.23%) Blog
11 25 (1.18%) Fixed Income
12 23 (1.09%) Credit Risk
13 21 (0.99%) Social Media
14 16 (0.76%) W3C
15 15 (0.71%) NHS
16 14 (0.66%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 123 (5.83%) Windows
2 67 (3.17%) Linux
3 57 (2.70%) Android
4 50 (2.37%) Apple iOS
5 42 (1.99%) Unix
6 35 (1.66%) Windows 10
7 31 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 25 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.38%) Nucleus RTOS
11 8 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.095%) AIX
16 2 (0.095%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 687 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (25.11%) E-Commerce
3 220 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 208 (9.85%) TDD
5 203 (9.62%) Scrum
6 195 (9.24%) Project Management
7 179 (8.48%) Analytics
8 169 (8.01%) DevOps
9 134 (6.35%) CRM
10 124 (5.87%) MVC
11 113 (5.35%) Business Analysis
11 113 (5.35%) Migration
12 112 (5.31%) BDD
13 111 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
14 109 (5.16%) Microservices
15 107 (5.07%) Front End Development
16 106 (5.02%) Problem-Solving
17 105 (4.97%) Test Automation
18 96 (4.55%) ERP
19 89 (4.22%) OO
Programming Languages
1 268 (12.70%) Java
2 261 (12.36%) JavaScript
3 211 (10.00%) SQL
4 152 (7.20%) Python
5 139 (6.58%) C#
6 59 (2.79%) R
7 49 (2.32%) ES6
7 49 (2.32%) PowerShell
7 49 (2.32%) Scala
8 44 (2.08%) PHP
9 38 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 35 (1.66%) Java 8
11 24 (1.14%) C
12 19 (0.90%) C++
13 17 (0.81%) TypeScript
14 16 (0.76%) Go
14 16 (0.76%) Ruby
15 15 (0.71%) Apple Swift
15 15 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 15 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 134 (6.35%) Degree
2 44 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 37 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.71%) PMP
5 30 (1.42%) PMI Certification
6 18 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (0.81%) ISEB
8 14 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
9 13 (0.62%) CISA
9 13 (0.62%) CISSP
10 12 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
12 10 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (0.47%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.38%) CCNP
14 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.28%) CISM
15 6 (0.28%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.93%) QA
2 70 (3.32%) GDPR
3 42 (1.99%) PMO
4 40 (1.89%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.99%) SLA
6 17 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.38%) IFRS
9 7 (0.33%) GCP
9 7 (0.33%) IFRS 9
10 6 (0.28%) MiFID
10 6 (0.28%) WCAG
11 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.095%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.095%) SEPA
14 1 (0.047%) AIFMD
14 1 (0.047%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.047%) Solvency II
System Software
1 93 (4.41%) Docker
2 38 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.47%) HDFS
5 9 (0.43%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.43%) vCloud
6 5 (0.24%) XenApp
7 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.19%) vSphere
7 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.095%) etcd
9 2 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.095%) Varnish
9 2 (0.095%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.047%) Firmware
10 1 (0.047%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.047%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.047%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 48 (2.27%) Ansible
2 45 (2.13%) Terraform
3 42 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.66%) Kubernetes
5 28 (1.33%) Puppet
6 19 (0.90%) SCCM
7 14 (0.66%) Mesos
8 8 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.33%) Netcool
9 7 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.28%) Kibana
10 6 (0.28%) Marathon
10 6 (0.28%) SCOM
11 5 (0.24%) logstash
11 5 (0.24%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 5 (0.24%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.19%) CloudForms
12 4 (0.19%) Consul
13 3 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
13 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 203 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 97 (4.59%) Oracle
3 90 (4.26%) SAP
4 69 (3.27%) hybris
5 65 (3.08%) Adobe
6 60 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
7 46 (2.18%) Google
8 37 (1.75%) Demandware
9 36 (1.71%) Tableau
10 30 (1.42%) VMware
11 26 (1.23%) Cisco
12 25 (1.18%) IBM
13 24 (1.14%) JDA
14 18 (0.85%) ATG
15 16 (0.76%) RedPrairie
15 16 (0.76%) Remedy
16 15 (0.71%) Alteryx
16 15 (0.71%) Citrix
17 14 (0.66%) Cloudera
18 13 (0.62%) SolarWinds