Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 36 45
Rank change year-on-year -19 +9 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 2045 2393 1948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.34% 5.30% 4.18%
As % of the General category 9.38% 12.25% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1432 1572 1268
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £301 £300
90th Percentile £613 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
London median hourly rate £21.90 £15.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.00% -21.18% +35.54%
10th Percentile £13.40 £10.00 £9.93
90th Percentile £30.45 £52.00 £47.05
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% +1.81% +13.96%

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 21800 19538 21796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.27% 43.23% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15769 14034 15439
London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £289
90th Percentile £688 £675 £673
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 201 238
London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% +14.47%
10th Percentile £13.74 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £56.87 £52.27
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
% change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -12 325 £475 +2.59% 67
West London -12 106 £318 -20.63% 30
North London +1 34 £388 +72.22% 6
East London +10 29 £488 +25.00% 23
South London -45 28 £420 +23.53% 13
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Retail.

1 649 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (24.65%) E-Commerce
3 332 (16.23%) Finance
4 255 (12.47%) SQL
5 245 (11.98%) Java
6 226 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 212 (10.37%) TDD
8 202 (9.88%) Scrum
9 198 (9.68%) JavaScript
10 182 (8.90%) Project Management
11 165 (8.07%) Microsoft
12 160 (7.82%) Oracle
13 158 (7.73%) HTML
14 156 (7.63%) User Experience
15 151 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
16 150 (7.33%) Analytics
17 148 (7.24%) CSS
18 145 (7.09%) Marketing
19 143 (6.99%) C#
20 142 (6.94%) DevOps
21 137 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
22 131 (6.41%) Banking
23 130 (6.36%) .NET
23 130 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
24 124 (6.06%) Test Automation
24 124 (6.06%) BDD
25 118 (5.77%) Windows
26 117 (5.72%) Python
27 116 (5.67%) CRM
28 113 (5.53%) 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 65 (3.18%) WebSphere
2 59 (2.89%) Apache Spark
3 33 (1.61%) CMS
4 30 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 25 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 23 (1.12%) JBoss
7 21 (1.03%) Apache
8 20 (0.98%) SAS
9 18 (0.88%) Confluence
10 16 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 11 (0.54%) Apache Pig
11 11 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.49%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.39%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.34%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.24%) Mule
16 4 (0.20%) Jetty
Applications
1 57 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.88%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.54%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.24%) SPSS
12 4 (0.20%) InVision
13 2 (0.098%) ImageReady
13 2 (0.098%) InDesign
13 2 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.098%) Stata
14 1 (0.049%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.049%) Gephi
14 1 (0.049%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 44 (2.15%) Oracle Retail
2 43 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (1.96%) Magento
4 25 (1.22%) SAP Retail
5 22 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
6 20 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
7 14 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
7 14 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
7 14 (0.68%) SAP CO
7 14 (0.68%) SAP FI
7 14 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.49%) NetSuite
8 10 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 10 (0.49%) SAP CAR
8 10 (0.49%) Temenos T24
9 9 (0.44%) SAP SD
10 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
11 5 (0.24%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 137 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.96%) Office 365
4 37 (1.81%) SaaS
5 35 (1.71%) GitHub
6 18 (0.88%) IaaS
7 17 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.68%) Google Analytics
9 14 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 10 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.49%) PaaS
10 10 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 9 (0.44%) Dialogflow
11 9 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.34%) AdWords
12 7 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.29%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.49%) Internet
2 38 (1.86%) Firewall
3 24 (1.17%) WAN
4 21 (1.03%) LAN
5 18 (0.88%) HTTP
6 16 (0.78%) MPLS
6 16 (0.78%) VPN
7 15 (0.73%) DNS
8 12 (0.59%) FTP
8 12 (0.59%) Network Security
9 11 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.49%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.49%) Wireless
11 8 (0.39%) Intranet
11 8 (0.39%) Skype
11 8 (0.39%) VoIP
12 7 (0.34%) BGP
12 7 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.34%) SMS
12 7 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.08%) Big Data
3 57 (2.79%) Hadoop
3 57 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 44 (2.15%) MySQL
5 41 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (1.91%) NoSQL
7 28 (1.37%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.27%) Apache Hive
9 23 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (1.08%) MongoDB
11 21 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.88%) Power BI
13 17 (0.83%) HBase
13 17 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (0.78%) DB2
14 16 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.73%) SAP HANA
16 14 (0.68%) Oracle Database
17 12 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 112 (5.48%) JIRA
2 101 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 99 (4.84%) Selenium
4 82 (4.01%) Jenkins
5 35 (1.71%) Maven
6 33 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 32 (1.56%) JIRA Agile
8 31 (1.52%) WebDriver
9 24 (1.17%) TeamCity
10 23 (1.12%) SoapUI
11 22 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
11 22 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (0.93%) Axure RP
12 19 (0.93%) JUnit
13 18 (0.88%) Ant
13 18 (0.88%) Jasmine
14 17 (0.83%) SpecFlow
15 16 (0.78%) PostCSS
16 14 (0.68%) NUnit
16 14 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 332 (16.23%) Finance
2 145 (7.09%) Marketing
3 131 (6.41%) Banking
4 46 (2.25%) Games
5 36 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.71%) Legal
7 27 (1.32%) Law
8 25 (1.22%) Advertising
9 24 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.93%) Front Office
11 19 (0.93%) Retail Banking
12 17 (0.83%) Electronics
13 16 (0.78%) Back Office
14 15 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.73%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.73%) Retail Finance
15 12 (0.59%) Italian Language
16 10 (0.49%) French Language
17 8 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 472 (23.08%) Developer
2 414 (20.24%) Analyst
3 249 (12.18%) Business Analyst
4 230 (11.25%) Project Manager
5 165 (8.07%) Architect
6 113 (5.53%) Consultant
7 90 (4.40%) Retail Business Analyst
8 88 (4.30%) Senior Developer
9 80 (3.91%) Java Developer
10 78 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
11 51 (2.49%) Designer
12 48 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
12 48 (2.35%) IT Manager
13 46 (2.25%) Angular Developer
14 43 (2.10%) .NET Developer
14 43 (2.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 40 (1.96%) C# Developer
16 39 (1.91%) E-Commerce Manager
17 38 (1.86%) E-Commerce Developer
17 38 (1.86%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (7.73%) HTML
2 148 (7.24%) CSS
3 130 (6.36%) .NET
4 113 (5.53%) React
5 103 (5.04%) Node.js
6 94 (4.60%) AngularJS
7 83 (4.06%) Web Services
8 82 (4.01%) REST
9 68 (3.33%) ASP.NET
10 65 (3.18%) Spring
11 61 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 55 (2.69%) RESTful
13 52 (2.54%) HTML5
14 50 (2.44%) XML
15 48 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
15 48 (2.35%) SOAP
16 45 (2.20%) JSON
17 44 (2.15%) CSS3
18 41 (2.00%) jQuery
19 38 (1.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 156 (7.63%) User Experience
2 151 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 60 (2.93%) EPoS
5 58 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
6 36 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.52%) FMCG
8 29 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 23 (1.12%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.03%) Management Information System
12 20 (0.98%) iPad
12 20 (0.98%) Online Games
12 20 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 19 (0.93%) Credit Risk
14 18 (0.88%) Blog
14 18 (0.88%) iPhone
15 14 (0.68%) Fintech
16 11 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.54%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 118 (5.77%) Windows
2 97 (4.74%) Linux
3 72 (3.52%) Unix
4 61 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 47 (2.30%) Android
6 23 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.83%) Windows 10
8 16 (0.78%) Mac OS X
8 16 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.44%) CentOS
9 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.20%) AIX
10 4 (0.20%) Nucleus RTOS
10 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.15%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.098%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.098%) VyOS
12 2 (0.098%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (24.65%) E-Commerce
3 226 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 212 (10.37%) TDD
5 202 (9.88%) Scrum
6 182 (8.90%) Project Management
7 150 (7.33%) Analytics
8 142 (6.94%) DevOps
9 124 (6.06%) BDD
9 124 (6.06%) Test Automation
10 116 (5.67%) CRM
11 107 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
12 100 (4.89%) ITIL
13 93 (4.55%) Microservices
14 90 (4.40%) Business Analysis
15 89 (4.35%) MVC
16 87 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (3.91%) ERP
18 76 (3.72%) Kanban
18 76 (3.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 255 (12.47%) SQL
2 245 (11.98%) Java
3 198 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 143 (6.99%) C#
5 117 (5.72%) Python
6 62 (3.03%) PHP
7 44 (2.15%) Scala
8 32 (1.56%) R
9 26 (1.27%) Apple Swift
10 25 (1.22%) Ruby
11 24 (1.17%) Objective-C
12 23 (1.12%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.08%) ES6
13 22 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 20 (0.98%) T-SQL
15 19 (0.93%) C++
15 19 (0.93%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.88%) C
17 15 (0.73%) Go
18 11 (0.54%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 88 (4.30%) Degree
2 23 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (0.93%) PMP
4 16 (0.78%) PhD
5 12 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (0.54%) ISEB
6 11 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.39%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (0.34%) CFA
8 7 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.34%) MBA
9 6 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.24%) VCP6
11 4 (0.20%) ACCA
11 4 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.99%) QA
2 52 (2.54%) GDPR
3 30 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 29 (1.42%) PMO
5 22 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.98%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.93%) SLA
8 8 (0.39%) IFRS
9 7 (0.34%) IFRS 9
10 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.15%) GCP
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.098%) MiFID
13 1 (0.049%) COBIT
13 1 (0.049%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.049%) FATCA
13 1 (0.049%) FINREP
13 1 (0.049%) P3O
13 1 (0.049%) WAI
13 1 (0.049%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (3.33%) Docker
2 60 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.54%) vCloud
6 8 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.29%) HDFS
7 6 (0.29%) vSphere
8 5 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.098%) pfSense
10 2 (0.098%) XenApp
11 1 (0.049%) Firmware
11 1 (0.049%) iptables
11 1 (0.049%) LXC
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.049%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.049%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.049%) Xen
11 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (1.76%) Terraform
2 33 (1.61%) Ansible
3 32 (1.56%) Puppet
4 31 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 22 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
7 19 (0.93%) SCCM
8 7 (0.34%) Packer
9 6 (0.29%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.24%) Mesos
10 5 (0.24%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.20%) Consul
11 4 (0.20%) Kibana
11 4 (0.20%) Marathon
11 4 (0.20%) Nessus
11 4 (0.20%) Oozie
12 3 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.15%) MOM
12 3 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 165 (8.07%) Microsoft
2 160 (7.82%) Oracle
3 110 (5.38%) SAP
4 63 (3.08%) hybris
5 54 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
6 49 (2.40%) IBM
7 42 (2.05%) Adobe
8 41 (2.00%) Google
9 38 (1.86%) ATG
10 34 (1.66%) Tableau
11 32 (1.56%) Cisco
12 30 (1.47%) Apple
13 25 (1.22%) Remedy
14 23 (1.12%) BMC
14 23 (1.12%) CA
15 22 (1.08%) Peregrine
15 22 (1.08%) VMware
16 21 (1.03%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 20 (0.98%) Demandware
18 15 (0.73%) Retek