Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 49 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 -14 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 2,054 2,038 2,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.51% 4.77% 5.45%
As % of the General category 10.13% 10.34% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,493 1,368 1,593
London median daily rate £475 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% -2.11% +10.47%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 24
London median hourly rate £21.90 £21.03 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% +45.54% -17.43%
10th Percentile £16.03 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £85.89 £53.28 £37.85
England median hourly rate £14.88 £14.50 £14.45
% change year-on-year +2.62% +0.35% -17.43%

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 20,273 19,715 19,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.53% 46.13% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,549 14,103 14,543
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £322 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £467 £450
% change year-on-year +1.71% +3.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 183 202
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.16% +9.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.76 £54.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.65
% change year-on-year - +5.72% +5.10%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +4 388 £500 +5.26% 112
West London -5 140 £454 +39.62% 95
South London -11 54 £358 -20.56% 12
North London -1 27 £403 +7.33% 7
East London -18 19 £500 +11.73% 30
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 722 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
2 523 (25.46%) E-Commerce
3 395 (19.23%) Finance
4 317 (15.43%) JavaScript
5 266 (12.95%) Java
6 249 (12.12%) SQL
7 234 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 229 (11.15%) Scrum
9 217 (10.56%) CSS
10 211 (10.27%) HTML
11 208 (10.13%) Microsoft
12 207 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
13 206 (10.03%) TDD
14 183 (8.91%) User Experience
15 171 (8.33%) DevOps
16 165 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
17 160 (7.79%) Python
18 150 (7.30%) Git (software)
19 148 (7.21%) Project Management
20 147 (7.16%) Analytics
21 143 (6.96%) C#
22 139 (6.77%) SQL Server
22 139 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
23 135 (6.57%) Node.js
23 135 (6.57%) .NET
24 132 (6.43%) Test Automation
24 132 (6.43%) Microservices
25 129 (6.28%) Banking
26 126 (6.13%) Jenkins
27 124 (6.04%) Greenfield Project

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 61 (2.97%) WebSphere
2 38 (1.85%) CMS
3 36 (1.75%) Confluence
4 34 (1.66%) Apache Spark
4 34 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (1.61%) SAS
6 26 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 22 (1.07%) Apache
8 20 (0.97%) WordPress
9 17 (0.83%) Skype for Business
9 17 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.78%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.58%) Commerce Server
12 11 (0.54%) JBoss
13 10 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
14 9 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.44%) NServiceBus
14 9 (0.44%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.34%) Mule
16 6 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 60 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (1.75%) Photoshop
4 24 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (1.02%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
8 11 (0.54%) InVision
9 8 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.39%) SPSS
10 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.24%) Windchill
11 4 (0.19%) Gliffy
12 3 (0.15%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.097%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.097%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
13 2 (0.097%) InDesign
13 2 (0.097%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 44 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
2 37 (1.80%) Oracle Retail
3 22 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.93%) Magento
5 16 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.68%) NetSuite
6 14 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
7 12 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.29%) Summit
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.24%) SAP PLM
9 5 (0.24%) SAP Retail
10 4 (0.19%) SAP SD
11 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.15%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 207 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (3.21%) Office 365
4 41 (2.00%) Serverless
5 33 (1.61%) SaaS
6 29 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
7 27 (1.31%) PaaS
8 25 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (1.07%) IaaS
11 21 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (0.97%) Amazon S3
12 20 (0.97%) npm
13 17 (0.83%) Google Analytics
14 15 (0.73%) GitHub
15 14 (0.68%) Azure Functions
15 14 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
16 9 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (0.44%) Yammer
17 8 (0.39%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.41%) Firewall
2 26 (1.27%) HTTP
3 22 (1.07%) WAN
4 21 (1.02%) LAN
5 19 (0.93%) Skype
6 17 (0.83%) Internet
7 15 (0.73%) VPN
8 14 (0.68%) DNS
9 13 (0.63%) Network Security
10 12 (0.58%) TCP/IP
11 11 (0.54%) VoIP
11 11 (0.54%) Wireless
12 8 (0.39%) DHCP
12 8 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.29%) OSPF
14 5 (0.24%) BGP
14 5 (0.24%) Cisco ISE
14 5 (0.24%) MPLS
14 5 (0.24%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 82 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
3 80 (3.89%) Big Data
4 66 (3.21%) MySQL
5 64 (3.12%) Relational Database
6 58 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 50 (2.43%) MongoDB
8 49 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 49 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (2.24%) Power BI
10 38 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
11 36 (1.75%) Hadoop
12 32 (1.56%) Data Lake
12 32 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
15 19 (0.93%) Redis
15 19 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
16 18 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 150 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 126 (6.13%) Jenkins
3 88 (4.28%) JIRA
4 59 (2.87%) Selenium
5 42 (2.04%) Cucumber
6 41 (2.00%) Maven
7 38 (1.85%) webpack
8 34 (1.66%) TeamCity
9 32 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (1.51%) CircleCI
11 30 (1.46%) Jasmine
12 29 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
13 28 (1.36%) Visual Studio
14 26 (1.27%) SpecFlow
15 24 (1.17%) gulp
16 23 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
16 23 (1.12%) WebDriver
17 18 (0.88%) JUnit
18 17 (0.83%) Grunt
18 17 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 395 (19.23%) Finance
2 129 (6.28%) Banking
3 108 (5.26%) Marketing
4 71 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 44 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 32 (1.56%) Legal
8 24 (1.17%) Law
8 24 (1.17%) Retail Banking
9 22 (1.07%) Games
10 18 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.73%) Advertising
11 15 (0.73%) Automotive
11 15 (0.73%) Front Office
12 14 (0.68%) Back Office
13 13 (0.63%) Publishing
14 12 (0.58%) Electronics
15 6 (0.29%) French Language
15 6 (0.29%) Retail Finance
16 5 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 496 (24.15%) Developer
2 361 (17.58%) Analyst
3 229 (11.15%) Business Analyst
4 193 (9.40%) Architect
4 193 (9.40%) Project Manager
5 92 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 75 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
7 72 (3.51%) React Developer
8 68 (3.31%) Consultant
8 68 (3.31%) Java Developer
9 59 (2.87%) Retail Business Analyst
10 58 (2.82%) JavaScript Developer
11 57 (2.78%) .NET Developer
12 56 (2.73%) Senior Developer
13 55 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
14 52 (2.53%) Designer
15 47 (2.29%) E-Commerce Analyst
16 45 (2.19%) Angular Developer
17 41 (2.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
18 38 (1.85%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (10.56%) CSS
2 211 (10.27%) HTML
3 135 (6.57%) .NET
3 135 (6.57%) Node.js
4 123 (5.99%) React
5 115 (5.60%) CSS3
6 114 (5.55%) HTML5
7 106 (5.16%) REST
8 102 (4.97%) AngularJS
9 95 (4.63%) Web Services
10 83 (4.04%) jQuery
11 77 (3.75%) Redux
12 69 (3.36%) Spring
13 64 (3.12%) RESTful
14 61 (2.97%) Sass
15 51 (2.48%) ASP.NET
16 47 (2.29%) J2EE
17 43 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
18 39 (1.90%) XML
19 35 (1.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 183 (8.91%) User Experience
2 139 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (6.04%) Greenfield Project
4 72 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 46 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 39 (1.90%) Equities
7 32 (1.56%) Fixed Income
7 32 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (1.41%) EPoS
9 28 (1.36%) Data Centre
10 25 (1.22%) Fintech
10 25 (1.22%) FMCG
10 25 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.07%) Algorithms
12 21 (1.02%) W3C
13 20 (0.97%) NHS
14 17 (0.83%) Social Media
15 13 (0.63%) Animation
16 12 (0.58%) Marketing Technology
17 11 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 116 (5.65%) Windows
2 82 (3.99%) Linux
3 58 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 46 (2.24%) Unix
5 43 (2.09%) Android
6 37 (1.80%) Windows 10
7 25 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.12%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.15%) CentOS
14 3 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.097%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.097%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
2 523 (25.46%) E-Commerce
3 234 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 229 (11.15%) Scrum
5 206 (10.03%) TDD
6 171 (8.33%) DevOps
7 148 (7.21%) Project Management
8 147 (7.16%) Analytics
9 132 (6.43%) Microservices
9 132 (6.43%) Test Automation
10 120 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
11 117 (5.70%) BDD
12 116 (5.65%) Front End Development
13 112 (5.45%) Migration
13 112 (5.45%) MVC
13 112 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
14 109 (5.31%) OO
15 108 (5.26%) CRM
16 98 (4.77%) Business Analysis
17 93 (4.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 317 (15.43%) JavaScript
2 266 (12.95%) Java
3 249 (12.12%) SQL
4 160 (7.79%) Python
5 143 (6.96%) C#
6 49 (2.39%) ES6
7 48 (2.34%) R
8 45 (2.19%) T-SQL
9 41 (2.00%) Scala
10 40 (1.95%) Java 8
11 34 (1.66%) PHP
11 34 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 33 (1.61%) Ruby
13 32 (1.56%) Go
14 21 (1.02%) C++
15 19 (0.93%) C
16 16 (0.78%) Apple Swift
16 16 (0.78%) VB
17 15 (0.73%) Perl
18 14 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 109 (5.31%) Degree
2 31 (1.51%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.02%) PMP
5 17 (0.83%) CISSP
6 15 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (0.73%) ISEB
6 15 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 14 (0.68%) CISM
8 12 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 12 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.44%) CCNP
10 9 (0.44%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.39%) CISA
12 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.29%) MBA
13 6 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (5.16%) QA
2 68 (3.31%) GDPR
3 46 (2.24%) PMO
4 40 (1.95%) PCI DSS
5 22 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.78%) SLA
8 8 (0.39%) GCP
8 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.29%) MiFID
9 6 (0.29%) WCAG
10 3 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.15%) PSD2
11 2 (0.097%) COBIT
11 2 (0.097%) SEPA
12 1 (0.049%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.049%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.049%) UCITS
System Software
1 100 (4.87%) Docker
2 47 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.29%) Terminal Services
5 6 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.19%) vSphere
6 4 (0.19%) XenApp
7 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.097%) etcd
8 2 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.097%) Varnish
8 2 (0.097%) vCloud
8 2 (0.097%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.049%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.049%) Ceph
9 1 (0.049%) HDFS
9 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.049%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 59 (2.87%) Ansible
2 53 (2.58%) Terraform
3 42 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 40 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (1.41%) Puppet
6 16 (0.78%) SCCM
7 11 (0.54%) Mesos
8 8 (0.39%) Kibana
8 8 (0.39%) Marathon
9 7 (0.34%) Packer
10 5 (0.24%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.15%) CloudForms
12 3 (0.15%) Grafana
12 3 (0.15%) Graphite
12 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.097%) Netcool
13 2 (0.097%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 208 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 118 (5.74%) Oracle
3 85 (4.14%) SAP
4 58 (2.82%) hybris
5 50 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
6 49 (2.39%) Adobe
7 41 (2.00%) Tableau
8 40 (1.95%) Google
9 31 (1.51%) IBM
10 26 (1.27%) Cisco
11 24 (1.17%) Demandware
11 24 (1.17%) VMware
12 20 (0.97%) Citrix
13 19 (0.93%) HP
14 17 (0.83%) MuleSoft
15 15 (0.73%) ATG
16 14 (0.68%) Apple
17 13 (0.63%) JDA
17 13 (0.63%) Talend
18 12 (0.58%) Alteryx