Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 57 52
Rank change year-on-year -70 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 308 1,528 2,166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.18% 4.16% 4.69%
As % of the General category 4.38% 9.40% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 1,018 1,495
Median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +3.19%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 9
Median hourly rate £51.00 £22.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.67% +66.67% -35.81%
10th Percentile £48.00 £10.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £54.00 £73.80 £18.10
England median hourly rate £12.00 £14.28 £13.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +5.78% -22.86%

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 7,039 16,248 21,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.78% 44.25% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,872 11,367 15,498
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 201 251
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.44 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.80 £52.50 £54.08
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £21.76
% change year-on-year +36.36% +1.10% -3.29%

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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 2020. 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 -5 45 £500 - 35
West London -12 6 £450 +4.35% 12
North London -3 3 £300 -28.36% 2
South London +31 2 £425 - 4
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 70 (22.73%) Finance
2 63 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (19.48%) E-Commerce
4 46 (14.94%) SQL
4 46 (14.94%) Azure
5 42 (13.64%) Banking
6 41 (13.31%) DevOps
7 40 (12.99%) AWS
8 35 (11.36%) JavaScript
9 34 (11.04%) Microsoft
10 31 (10.06%) Python
11 30 (9.74%) Terraform
12 29 (9.42%) Java
12 29 (9.42%) FMCG
13 28 (9.09%) Migration
13 28 (9.09%) Kubernetes
14 27 (8.77%) HTML
15 26 (8.44%) CSS
15 26 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (8.12%) Change Management
17 24 (7.79%) Marketing
18 23 (7.47%) Docker
19 22 (7.14%) Data Science
19 22 (7.14%) SAP
20 21 (6.82%) Investment Banking
21 20 (6.49%) Project Management
21 20 (6.49%) JIRA
21 20 (6.49%) Node.js
21 20 (6.49%) Analytics

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 13 (4.22%) Confluence
2 12 (3.90%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.97%) nginx
4 3 (0.97%) PrestaShop
4 3 (0.97%) SAS
4 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.65%) Apache
5 2 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.65%) CMS
5 2 (0.65%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
5 2 (0.65%) WordPress
6 1 (0.32%) Drupal
6 1 (0.32%) Jetty
6 1 (0.32%) Mule
6 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (2.60%) Sketch
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.30%) InVision
3 4 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.65%) InDesign
6 1 (0.32%) Marvel
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.97%) Shopify
3 2 (0.65%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.65%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Magento
4 1 (0.32%) Maximo
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CS
4 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (14.94%) Azure
2 40 (12.99%) AWS
3 18 (5.84%) Serverless
4 16 (5.19%) GCP
5 12 (3.90%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (3.90%) PaaS
5 12 (3.90%) SaaS
6 9 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.60%) GitHub
7 8 (2.60%) Office 365
8 7 (2.27%) IaaS
9 6 (1.95%) npm
9 6 (1.95%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.62%) Google Analytics
11 4 (1.30%) Apigee
11 4 (1.30%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.97%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.97%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.27%) DNS
2 5 (1.62%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.30%) Firewall
3 4 (1.30%) SAN
3 4 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.97%) Broadband
4 3 (0.97%) HTTP
4 3 (0.97%) Network Security
5 2 (0.65%) DHCP
5 2 (0.65%) Intranet
5 2 (0.65%) LAN
5 2 (0.65%) Skype
5 2 (0.65%) WAN
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.32%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.32%) SSH
6 1 (0.32%) VPN
6 1 (0.32%) VXLAN
6 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.84%) Big Data
2 11 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 10 (3.25%) Data Mining
3 10 (3.25%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.92%) BigQuery
5 8 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.95%) Cosmos DB
7 6 (1.95%) MySQL
7 6 (1.95%) Power BI
7 6 (1.95%) Tableau
8 5 (1.62%) SAP HANA
9 4 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon QuickSight
11 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.65%) Looker
11 2 (0.65%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 20 (6.49%) JIRA
2 11 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.60%) Maven
5 6 (1.95%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.95%) webpack
6 5 (1.62%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.30%) Subversion
7 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.65%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.65%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.65%) GitLab
8 2 (0.65%) Protractor
9 1 (0.32%) Balsamiq
9 1 (0.32%) Postman
9 1 (0.32%) TestNG
9 1 (0.32%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 70 (22.73%) Finance
2 42 (13.64%) Banking
3 24 (7.79%) Marketing
4 21 (6.82%) Investment Banking
5 19 (6.17%) Retail Banking
6 13 (4.22%) Manufacturing
7 12 (3.90%) Telecoms
8 11 (3.57%) Public Sector
9 10 (3.25%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (1.95%) Legal
10 6 (1.95%) Retail Finance
11 4 (1.30%) Advertising
11 4 (1.30%) Automotive
12 3 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.97%) Games
12 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.65%) Electronics
13 2 (0.65%) Front Office
13 2 (0.65%) Law
13 2 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (18.51%) Developer
2 42 (13.64%) Architect
3 39 (12.66%) Analyst
4 22 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 20 (6.49%) Project Manager
6 19 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (5.84%) Data Scientist
8 16 (5.19%) Consultant
8 16 (5.19%) Designer
9 10 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (3.25%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (3.25%) React Developer
10 8 (2.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 8 (2.60%) Backend Developer
10 8 (2.60%) Change Manager
10 8 (2.60%) Data Engineer
10 8 (2.60%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (2.60%) Programme Manager
10 8 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.77%) HTML
2 26 (8.44%) CSS
3 20 (6.49%) Node.js
4 13 (4.22%) GraphQL
4 13 (4.22%) Spring
5 11 (3.57%) React
6 10 (3.25%) REST
6 10 (3.25%) XML
7 9 (2.92%) Web Services
8 8 (2.60%) .NET
8 8 (2.60%) JSON
9 7 (2.27%) Kafka
9 7 (2.27%) SOAP
10 6 (1.95%) Ajax
10 6 (1.95%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.95%) Express
10 6 (1.95%) RxJava
11 5 (1.62%) Pandas
11 5 (1.62%) PySpark
11 5 (1.62%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.42%) FMCG
2 26 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.17%) User Experience
4 14 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.25%) Analytical Mindset
6 9 (2.92%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.62%) Clustering
7 5 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.97%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.97%) Marketing Technology
9 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.65%) Animation
10 2 (0.65%) APACS
10 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.65%) EPoS
10 2 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.32%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.52%) Linux
2 15 (4.87%) Windows
3 8 (2.60%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.95%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.97%) Android
8 3 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.65%) MVS
10 1 (0.32%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Unix
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (19.48%) E-Commerce
3 41 (13.31%) DevOps
4 28 (9.09%) Migration
5 26 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (8.12%) Change Management
7 22 (7.14%) Data Science
8 20 (6.49%) Analytics
8 20 (6.49%) Project Management
9 19 (6.17%) ERP
10 18 (5.84%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (5.84%) Machine Learning
11 17 (5.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 17 (5.52%) Microservices
12 15 (4.87%) Data Modelling
13 14 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (4.22%) Mathematics
14 13 (4.22%) Project Delivery
14 13 (4.22%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.94%) SQL
2 35 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 31 (10.06%) Python
4 29 (9.42%) Java
5 14 (4.55%) TypeScript
6 8 (2.60%) C#
7 7 (2.27%) PHP
8 5 (1.62%) Apple Swift
8 5 (1.62%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.30%) C
9 4 (1.30%) R
9 4 (1.30%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.30%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.97%) C++
10 3 (0.97%) Ruby
10 3 (0.97%) Scala
10 3 (0.97%) VBA
11 2 (0.65%) Go
11 2 (0.65%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 17 (5.52%) Degree
2 11 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
3 7 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.30%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.32%) CIPD
7 1 (0.32%) CISSP
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.55%) QA
2 5 (1.62%) GDPR
2 5 (1.62%) PMO
3 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.97%) NIST
4 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.97%) PSD2
5 2 (0.65%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.65%) Section 508
5 2 (0.65%) WAI
6 1 (0.32%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.32%) IFRS
6 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (7.47%) Docker
2 12 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.65%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (9.74%) Terraform
2 28 (9.09%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.25%) Ansible
4 8 (2.60%) Puppet
5 7 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.97%) SCCM
8 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.65%) SCOM
9 1 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 34 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.14%) SAP
3 18 (5.84%) Oracle
4 14 (4.55%) Adobe
5 12 (3.90%) Google
5 12 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.92%) VMware
7 7 (2.27%) hybris
8 6 (1.95%) IBM
9 5 (1.62%) Cisco
10 4 (1.30%) Demandware
10 4 (1.30%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.97%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.97%) JDA
11 3 (0.97%) NetApp
11 3 (0.97%) Splunk
12 2 (0.65%) Citrix
12 2 (0.65%) Hitachi
12 2 (0.65%) Informatica
12 2 (0.65%) Software AG