Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 87 91 58
Rank change year-on-year +4 -33 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 702 553 1,849
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.94% 2.72% 4.54%
As % of the General category 5.16% 4.90% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 361 1,232
10th Percentile £325 £275 £325
25th Percentile £422 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £589 £588 £588
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
10th Percentile " £12.60 £20.62
25th Percentile £71.00 £13.13 £27.98
Median hourly rate £72.00 £14.00 £40.50
Median % change year-on-year +414.29% -65.43% +84.93%
75th Percentile £73.00 £14.25 £69.88
90th Percentile " £14.40 £87.35
England median hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £15.71
% change year-on-year -5.17% -7.72% +3.03%

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 13,606 11,293 23,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 56.98% 55.53% 56.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,642 8,002 16,342
10th Percentile £350 £306 £319
25th Percentile £429 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £650 £625 £625
90th Percentile £725 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 190 282
10th Percentile £14.60 £12.76 £11.25
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £28.02 £23.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.83% +15.00% -6.98%
75th Percentile £47.38 £38.75 £34.44
90th Percentile £64.60 £53.75 £50.92
England median hourly rate £22.00 £19.71 £18.73
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.26% +1.15%

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 18 May 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 18 May 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 +3 61 £538 +7.50% 78
West London +3 15 £550 +15.79% 39
North London +3 4 £375 -11.76% 4
South London +31 1 £775 +416.67% 5
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 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.

1 240 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (25.07%) E-Commerce
3 132 (18.80%) Social Skills
4 126 (17.95%) Finance
5 106 (15.10%) DevOps
6 98 (13.96%) Azure
7 89 (12.68%) Java
8 86 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 82 (11.68%) Banking
10 80 (11.40%) Scrum
11 77 (10.97%) AWS
12 76 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
13 74 (10.54%) SQL
14 67 (9.54%) Python
15 66 (9.40%) Analytics
16 62 (8.83%) Kubernetes
17 59 (8.40%) Microservices
18 57 (8.12%) User Experience
19 55 (7.83%) JavaScript
19 55 (7.83%) Salesforce.com
20 54 (7.69%) Marketing
21 53 (7.55%) TDD
21 53 (7.55%) Docker
22 52 (7.41%) SAP
23 50 (7.12%) Oracle
24 47 (6.70%) JIRA
25 42 (5.98%) Project Management
25 42 (5.98%) REST
25 42 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
26 41 (5.84%) Git (software)

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 14 (1.99%) CMS
2 11 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.85%) Confluence
4 5 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.57%) SAS
6 3 (0.43%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.43%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.28%) JBoss
7 2 (0.28%) nginx
7 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.28%) WordPress
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.14%) Mule
8 1 (0.14%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.14%) Tornado
Applications
1 21 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.14%) Sketch
3 9 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 9 (1.28%) Zeplin
4 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (1.00%) InVision
6 4 (0.57%) Figma
7 3 (0.43%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.28%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (2.99%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.71%) SAP Retail
2 12 (1.71%) Shopify
3 11 (1.57%) Magento
4 9 (1.28%) SAP SD
5 8 (1.14%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
6 6 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.85%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.85%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.71%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.28%) Radian6
9 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (13.96%) Azure
2 77 (10.97%) AWS
3 27 (3.85%) Serverless
4 25 (3.56%) GCP
5 18 (2.56%) Power Platform
6 16 (2.28%) GitHub
7 15 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 15 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (1.42%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 10 (1.42%) PaaS
10 8 (1.14%) Microsoft 365
10 8 (1.14%) SaaS
10 8 (1.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 7 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.00%) Azure Service Bus
12 6 (0.85%) iPaaS
13 5 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.57%) Apple Pay
14 4 (0.57%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.71%) Firewall
1 5 (0.71%) HTTP
1 5 (0.71%) Internet
2 4 (0.57%) Network Security
2 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.43%) DNS
3 3 (0.43%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.43%) SNMP
3 3 (0.43%) VPN
4 2 (0.28%) MVNO
4 2 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.28%) SAN
5 1 (0.14%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.14%) MQTT
5 1 (0.14%) SD-WAN
5 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (3.85%) Big Data
3 22 (3.13%) Tableau
4 17 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.42%) Power BI
5 15 (2.14%) MySQL
6 13 (1.85%) Data Lake
7 9 (1.28%) BigQuery
7 9 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.85%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.85%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.71%) QlikView
11 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (6.70%) JIRA
2 41 (5.84%) Git (software)
3 34 (4.84%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.99%) Maven
5 15 (2.14%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.71%) Eclipse
6 12 (1.71%) Postman
7 9 (1.28%) IntelliJ
8 7 (1.00%) CircleCI
9 6 (0.85%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.85%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.85%) Cypress.io
9 6 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.71%) kappa
10 5 (0.71%) PowerDesigner
11 4 (0.57%) ERwin
11 4 (0.57%) git-flow
11 4 (0.57%) Mocha
11 4 (0.57%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 132 (18.80%) Social Skills
2 126 (17.95%) Finance
3 82 (11.68%) Banking
4 76 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (7.69%) Marketing
6 26 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 23 (3.28%) Retail Banking
8 22 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
8 22 (3.13%) Manufacturing
9 21 (2.99%) Presentation Skills
10 12 (1.71%) Organisational Skills
11 11 (1.57%) Influencing Skills
11 11 (1.57%) Public Sector
11 11 (1.57%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.28%) Legal
12 9 (1.28%) Multimedia
13 8 (1.14%) Private Banking
14 7 (1.00%) Back Office
14 7 (1.00%) Front Office
14 7 (1.00%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (19.52%) Developer
2 99 (14.10%) Analyst
3 92 (13.11%) Architect
4 71 (10.11%) Business Analyst
5 52 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 41 (5.84%) Project Manager
7 35 (4.99%) Java Developer
8 33 (4.70%) Consultant
9 29 (4.13%) Designer
10 23 (3.28%) Data Engineer
11 21 (2.99%) Senior Developer
12 20 (2.85%) Retail Business Analyst
13 18 (2.56%) E-Commerce Architect
14 17 (2.42%) Data Architect
15 15 (2.14%) Senior Designer
16 14 (1.99%) Digital Architect
16 14 (1.99%) React Developer
16 14 (1.99%) Scrum Master
17 13 (1.85%) .NET Developer
17 13 (1.85%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.98%) REST
2 40 (5.70%) Node.js
3 39 (5.56%) CSS
3 39 (5.56%) HTML
4 31 (4.42%) React
5 30 (4.27%) Spring
6 25 (3.56%) Web Services
7 19 (2.71%) .NET
7 19 (2.71%) GraphQL
8 16 (2.28%) HTML5
8 16 (2.28%) RESTful
8 16 (2.28%) XML
9 15 (2.14%) CSS3
10 14 (1.99%) RxJava
11 13 (1.85%) J2EE
12 12 (1.71%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.71%) Vert.x
13 11 (1.57%) React Native
13 11 (1.57%) Spring Boot
14 10 (1.42%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.12%) User Experience
2 35 (4.99%) Mobile App
3 27 (3.85%) FMCG
4 22 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.42%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.28%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.28%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.28%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.28%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.14%) EPoS
9 8 (1.14%) Social Media
9 8 (1.14%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
10 7 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.71%) Derivative
11 5 (0.71%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.71%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (2.99%) Windows
2 20 (2.85%) Apple iOS
3 14 (1.99%) Android
3 14 (1.99%) Linux
4 5 (0.71%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (0.43%) Unix
7 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.14%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (25.07%) E-Commerce
3 106 (15.10%) DevOps
4 86 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (11.40%) Scrum
6 66 (9.40%) Analytics
7 59 (8.40%) Microservices
8 53 (7.55%) TDD
9 42 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (5.98%) Project Management
10 41 (5.84%) CRM
11 40 (5.70%) Software Engineering
12 39 (5.56%) ERP
13 38 (5.41%) User Stories
14 35 (4.99%) Data Modelling
15 31 (4.42%) Migration
16 30 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (4.13%) Business Analysis
17 29 (4.13%) Project Delivery
18 28 (3.99%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 89 (12.68%) Java
2 74 (10.54%) SQL
3 67 (9.54%) Python
4 55 (7.83%) JavaScript
5 26 (3.70%) Go
6 23 (3.28%) C#
7 15 (2.14%) TypeScript
8 14 (1.99%) R
9 12 (1.71%) Apple Swift
9 12 (1.71%) Scala
10 10 (1.42%) ES6
11 8 (1.14%) Java 8
12 7 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.85%) C
13 6 (0.85%) Kotlin
13 6 (0.85%) PHP
13 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.71%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.71%) XPath
14 5 (0.71%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 31 (4.42%) Degree
2 14 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.71%) PMI Certification
3 5 (0.71%) PMP
4 2 (0.28%) ISEB
4 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (0.28%) Tableau Certification
5 1 (0.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.14%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.14%) CIPD
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.14%) CISM
5 1 (0.14%) CISSP
5 1 (0.14%) GIAC
5 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.14%) MBA
5 1 (0.14%) MCT
5 1 (0.14%) PhD
5 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.84%) QA
2 13 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.00%) PMO
4 5 (0.71%) GDPR
4 5 (0.71%) IFRS
4 5 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.57%) SLA
6 3 (0.43%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.43%) PSD2
6 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) Basel III
7 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 53 (7.55%) Docker
2 12 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) HDFS
4 1 (0.14%) Samba
4 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 62 (8.83%) Kubernetes
2 40 (5.70%) Terraform
3 23 (3.28%) Ansible
4 8 (1.14%) Puppet
5 6 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.57%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.28%) SCCM
8 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.14%) Grafana
8 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (7.83%) Salesforce.com
2 52 (7.41%) SAP
3 50 (7.12%) Oracle
4 27 (3.85%) Adobe
5 25 (3.56%) Microsoft
6 19 (2.71%) IBM
7 16 (2.28%) Splunk
8 15 (2.14%) Google
8 15 (2.14%) MuleSoft
9 12 (1.71%) Databricks
10 11 (1.57%) hybris
11 10 (1.42%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 8 (1.14%) Apple
13 7 (1.00%) Ariba
14 6 (0.85%) Cisco
14 6 (0.85%) Demandware
14 6 (0.85%) JD Edwards
15 5 (0.71%) IBM Sterling
15 5 (0.71%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.71%) VMware