Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 74 129 53
Rank change year-on-year +55 -76 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,015 351 1,833
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.41% 2.15% 4.51%
As % of the General category 5.90% 3.71% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 200 1,237
10th Percentile £350 £307 £325
25th Percentile £431 £417 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.71%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £588
90th Percentile £725 £688 £660
England median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
10th Percentile £58.66 £12.78 £17.37
25th Percentile £61.51 £13.56 £19.87
Median hourly rate £67.50 £14.25 £31.50
Median % change year-on-year +373.68% -54.76% +43.84%
75th Percentile £70.88 £24.38 £55.31
90th Percentile £72.15 £42.15 £81.53
England median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.90% -12.12% +10.00%

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 17,195 9,462 22,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.75% 57.91% 55.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,111 6,738 15,989
10th Percentile £356 £325 £319
25th Percentile £450 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
England median daily rate £513 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +3.02% +4.74% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 145 290
10th Percentile £15.20 £13.85 £12.00
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate £29.63 £27.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.72% +28.57% -2.01%
75th Percentile £47.38 £42.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £64.00 £54.60 £51.25
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.11 £19.97
% change year-on-year -3.03% +0.73% +6.76%

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 23 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Retail in London over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

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 July 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 +9 103 £525 -1.87% 109
West London +7 22 £525 +16.67% 44
North London +5 5 £650 +23.81% 3
South London +28 4 £613 +11.36% 5
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 338 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (21.77%) E-Commerce
3 211 (20.79%) Finance
4 187 (18.42%) Social Skills
5 150 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 140 (13.79%) Azure
7 133 (13.10%) DevOps
8 114 (11.23%) Java
9 109 (10.74%) AWS
10 105 (10.34%) Banking
11 100 (9.85%) User Experience
12 95 (9.36%) Scrum
13 93 (9.16%) Analytics
14 91 (8.97%) Marketing
15 90 (8.87%) SAP
16 88 (8.67%) Project Management
17 86 (8.47%) SQL
17 86 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
18 84 (8.28%) Microservices
19 77 (7.59%) Kubernetes
19 77 (7.59%) Python
20 73 (7.19%) CRM
21 72 (7.09%) Salesforce.com
22 71 (7.00%) TDD
23 69 (6.80%) Docker
24 67 (6.60%) JavaScript
25 65 (6.40%) Mobile App
26 60 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
27 58 (5.71%) JIRA
28 55 (5.42%) Degree

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 18 (1.77%) CMS
2 8 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 8 (0.79%) Confluence
3 6 (0.59%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.39%) SAS
6 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.20%) Mule
7 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.20%) WordPress
8 1 (0.099%) Apache
8 1 (0.099%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.099%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.099%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.099%) JBoss
8 1 (0.099%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (3.94%) Sketch
2 29 (2.86%) Zeplin
3 24 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (1.97%) InVision
5 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.59%) Figma
7 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.30%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.30%) Marvel
10 3 (0.30%) UserZoom
11 2 (0.20%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.099%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 29 (2.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 24 (2.36%) SAP Retail
3 18 (1.77%) Magento
4 12 (1.18%) Shopify
5 7 (0.69%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.69%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.69%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.69%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 7 (0.69%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.69%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.49%) SAP CAR
6 5 (0.49%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.30%) BASE24
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 140 (13.79%) Azure
2 109 (10.74%) AWS
3 36 (3.55%) GCP
4 31 (3.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 29 (2.86%) Serverless
6 20 (1.97%) GitHub
6 20 (1.97%) Power Platform
7 19 (1.87%) PaaS
8 15 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (1.18%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 12 (1.18%) Microsoft 365
10 9 (0.89%) SaaS
11 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (0.69%) iPaaS
12 6 (0.59%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.08%) Firewall
2 10 (0.99%) DNS
3 7 (0.69%) HTTP
4 6 (0.59%) HTTPS
4 6 (0.59%) SNMP
4 6 (0.59%) VPN
5 5 (0.49%) Internet
6 3 (0.30%) DHCP
6 3 (0.30%) RTSP
6 3 (0.30%) VoIP
7 2 (0.20%) MVNO
7 2 (0.20%) Network Security
7 2 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.20%) SAN
7 2 (0.20%) VLAN
7 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.099%) 802.11
8 1 (0.099%) MQTT
8 1 (0.099%) RFID
8 1 (0.099%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (2.46%) Big Data
3 21 (2.07%) NoSQL
4 20 (1.97%) Power BI
5 19 (1.87%) Data Lake
5 19 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (1.67%) Tableau
7 14 (1.38%) Metadata
8 13 (1.28%) MySQL
8 13 (1.28%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (0.99%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.89%) Data Vault
11 7 (0.69%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.69%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.59%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.59%) QlikView
12 6 (0.59%) SQL Server
13 5 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (5.71%) JIRA
2 45 (4.43%) Git (software)
3 33 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.66%) Maven
5 18 (1.77%) Cucumber
5 18 (1.77%) Postman
6 13 (1.28%) Eclipse
7 12 (1.18%) IntelliJ
8 9 (0.89%) Axure RP
8 9 (0.89%) Mockito
9 8 (0.79%) JUnit
10 7 (0.69%) Cypress.io
11 6 (0.59%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.59%) PowerDesigner
11 6 (0.59%) Travis CI
12 5 (0.49%) kappa
12 5 (0.49%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.49%) Xcode
13 4 (0.39%) Android Studio
13 4 (0.39%) Selenium
General
1 211 (20.79%) Finance
2 187 (18.42%) Social Skills
3 105 (10.34%) Banking
4 91 (8.97%) Marketing
5 86 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (5.32%) Presentation Skills
7 44 (4.33%) Retail Banking
8 38 (3.74%) Investment Banking
9 35 (3.45%) Manufacturing
10 30 (2.96%) Corporate Banking
11 16 (1.58%) Influencing Skills
11 16 (1.58%) Telecoms
12 13 (1.28%) Legal
12 13 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
13 11 (1.08%) Private Banking
14 10 (0.99%) Back Office
14 10 (0.99%) Games
15 9 (0.89%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.89%) Public Sector
16 8 (0.79%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 170 (16.75%) Developer
2 164 (16.16%) Architect
3 129 (12.71%) Analyst
4 97 (9.56%) Solutions Architect
5 91 (8.97%) Project Manager
6 87 (8.57%) Business Analyst
7 58 (5.71%) Designer
8 47 (4.63%) Java Developer
9 39 (3.84%) Consultant
10 37 (3.65%) Senior Developer
11 30 (2.96%) Data Architect
12 29 (2.86%) Digital Architect
13 26 (2.56%) Azure Architect
13 26 (2.56%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.56%) E-Commerce Architect
13 26 (2.56%) UI Designer
14 25 (2.46%) UX Designer
15 24 (2.36%) Retail Business Analyst
16 23 (2.27%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
17 20 (1.97%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.24%) REST
2 41 (4.04%) CSS
2 41 (4.04%) HTML
3 38 (3.74%) Node.js
4 36 (3.55%) React
5 35 (3.45%) Spring
6 30 (2.96%) Spring Boot
7 28 (2.76%) Web Services
8 25 (2.46%) Kafka
8 25 (2.46%) XML
9 23 (2.27%) GraphQL
10 22 (2.17%) JMS
11 20 (1.97%) RESTful
12 19 (1.87%) J2EE
13 17 (1.67%) .NET
14 16 (1.58%) RxJava
14 16 (1.58%) Swagger
15 14 (1.38%) HTML5
16 12 (1.18%) Vert.x
17 11 (1.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 100 (9.85%) User Experience
2 65 (6.40%) Mobile App
3 33 (3.25%) FMCG
4 31 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (1.87%) Algorithms
6 18 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.58%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.48%) EPoS
9 14 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.38%) W3C
10 13 (1.28%) Social Media
11 12 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
13 9 (0.89%) Online Banking
14 8 (0.79%) Legacy Systems
15 7 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.69%) iPad
15 7 (0.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 42 (4.14%) Apple iOS
2 33 (3.25%) Android
3 24 (2.36%) Windows
4 14 (1.38%) Linux
5 8 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.39%) Unix
8 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.20%) VMS
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.099%) CentOS
10 1 (0.099%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.099%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (21.77%) E-Commerce
3 150 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 133 (13.10%) DevOps
5 95 (9.36%) Scrum
6 93 (9.16%) Analytics
7 88 (8.67%) Project Management
8 84 (8.28%) Microservices
9 73 (7.19%) CRM
10 71 (7.00%) TDD
11 60 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (5.42%) ERP
13 50 (4.93%) Data Modelling
14 49 (4.83%) Software Engineering
15 48 (4.73%) Project Delivery
16 43 (4.24%) Migration
16 43 (4.24%) User Stories
17 41 (4.04%) Logistics
17 41 (4.04%) Waterfall
18 40 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 114 (11.23%) Java
2 86 (8.47%) SQL
3 77 (7.59%) Python
4 67 (6.60%) JavaScript
5 48 (4.73%) Go
6 22 (2.17%) TypeScript
7 20 (1.97%) C#
8 16 (1.58%) Java 8
9 15 (1.48%) Apple Swift
10 14 (1.38%) Scala
11 13 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.28%) Java 11
11 13 (1.28%) R
12 9 (0.89%) Kotlin
13 8 (0.79%) C
14 7 (0.69%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.69%) ES6
14 7 (0.69%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.59%) PHP
15 6 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (5.42%) Degree
2 15 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.89%) PMI Certification
3 9 (0.89%) PMP
4 8 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (0.30%) ISEB
6 3 (0.30%) RIBA
7 2 (0.20%) CISM
7 2 (0.20%) CISSP
7 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.20%) MBA
7 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.20%) PhD
8 1 (0.099%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.099%) CCSA
8 1 (0.099%) CIPD
8 1 (0.099%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.099%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.099%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.63%) QA
2 25 (2.46%) Accessibility
3 14 (1.38%) PMO
4 12 (1.18%) GDPR
5 11 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.89%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.59%) IFRS
8 3 (0.30%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.30%) PSD2
8 3 (0.30%) SLA
9 1 (0.099%) COBIT
9 1 (0.099%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.099%) SEPA
9 1 (0.099%) Solvency II
System Software
1 69 (6.80%) Docker
2 23 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.30%) vSphere
5 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.20%) NFS
5 2 (0.20%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.099%) Samba
6 1 (0.099%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.099%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 77 (7.59%) Kubernetes
2 54 (5.32%) Terraform
3 32 (3.15%) Ansible
4 15 (1.48%) Puppet
5 10 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 5 (0.49%) SCCM
7 4 (0.39%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.39%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.30%) Grafana
8 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.30%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.20%) Istio
9 2 (0.20%) Knative
9 2 (0.20%) vRealize
10 1 (0.099%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.099%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.099%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.099%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 90 (8.87%) SAP
2 72 (7.09%) Salesforce.com
3 55 (5.42%) Oracle
4 51 (5.02%) Adobe
5 42 (4.14%) Microsoft
6 27 (2.66%) Google
7 26 (2.56%) MuleSoft
8 25 (2.46%) hybris
9 20 (1.97%) Splunk
10 18 (1.77%) IBM
11 14 (1.38%) Databricks
11 14 (1.38%) VMware
12 12 (1.18%) ServiceNow
13 10 (0.99%) Apple
13 10 (0.99%) BiZZdesign
13 10 (0.99%) Cisco
14 8 (0.79%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 8 (0.79%) Zscaler
15 7 (0.69%) Ariba
16 6 (0.59%) JD Edwards