Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 54 37
Rank change year-on-year +1 -17 +5
Contract jobs citing Retail 2,153 2,020 2,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.71% 4.48% 5.44%
As % of the General category 10.55% 9.65% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,482 1,392 1,579
London median daily rate £481 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £261 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £656
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 22
London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.03 £14.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.81% +42.82% -35.98%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £18.10 £22.85 £37.40
England median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £14.45
% change year-on-year -22.86% +21.11% -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 20,416 20,932 19,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.63% 46.45% 43.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,581 15,166 13,898
London median daily rate £525 £501 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +5.37% -
10th Percentile £321 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 174 210
London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% -7.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.28 £10.73
90th Percentile £55.85 £47.35 £57.68
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.44 £23.72
% change year-on-year -11.12% +11.49% +3.11%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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 -6 317 £500 +5.26% 138
West London +9 163 £446 +40.55% 106
South London +17 67 £456 +6.41% 21
East London -15 25 £425 -10.53% 29
North London -12 15 £401 +7.00% 7
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 756 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (26.15%) E-Commerce
3 378 (17.56%) JavaScript
4 363 (16.86%) Finance
5 329 (15.28%) Java
6 275 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
7 272 (12.63%) SQL
8 253 (11.75%) HTML
9 244 (11.33%) CSS
10 240 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 234 (10.87%) Scrum
12 198 (9.20%) Git (software)
13 197 (9.15%) Python
14 195 (9.06%) Microsoft
15 192 (8.92%) TDD
16 182 (8.45%) Node.js
17 166 (7.71%) Microsoft Azure
18 159 (7.39%) DevOps
18 159 (7.39%) User Experience
19 155 (7.20%) Docker
20 153 (7.11%) SQL Server
21 152 (7.06%) Microservices
22 149 (6.92%) Project Management
23 142 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
24 141 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
25 139 (6.46%) Oracle
25 139 (6.46%) Test Automation
26 131 (6.08%) Analytics
27 128 (5.95%) REST
28 124 (5.76%) CSS3

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 68 (3.16%) WebSphere
2 47 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
3 43 (2.00%) CMS
4 33 (1.53%) Apache Spark
5 32 (1.49%) SAS
6 30 (1.39%) Confluence
7 23 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 23 (1.07%) WordPress
8 22 (1.02%) Apache
8 22 (1.02%) Mule
9 17 (0.79%) Commerce Server
9 17 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.70%) MS Exchange
11 14 (0.65%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.60%) Anypoint
13 11 (0.51%) IIS
13 11 (0.51%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.51%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.46%) Gunicorn
14 10 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.53%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.65%) InVision
6 13 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.37%) SPSS
8 5 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
9 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.19%) Windchill
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.093%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.093%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.046%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.046%) InCopy
12 1 (0.046%) Stata
Business Applications
1 56 (2.60%) Oracle Retail
2 30 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.84%) Magento
5 17 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
8 8 (0.37%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.33%) SAP Retail
10 4 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 4 (0.19%) SAP PLM
10 4 (0.19%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.19%) Shopify
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.14%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
11 3 (0.14%) SAP WM
11 3 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 275 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 166 (7.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (4.04%) Serverless
4 78 (3.62%) AWS Lambda
5 65 (3.02%) Office 365
6 40 (1.86%) SaaS
7 37 (1.72%) PaaS
8 36 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (1.39%) IaaS
10 26 (1.21%) Amazon S3
11 23 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (0.98%) GitHub
13 20 (0.93%) Azure Functions
13 20 (0.93%) npm
14 17 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
15 14 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
16 13 (0.60%) Google Analytics
17 12 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
18 10 (0.46%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.76%) HTTP
2 37 (1.72%) Firewall
3 24 (1.11%) WAN
4 23 (1.07%) LAN
5 21 (0.98%) VPN
6 17 (0.79%) DNS
6 17 (0.79%) VoIP
7 14 (0.65%) Skype
8 13 (0.60%) Internet
9 12 (0.56%) Network Security
10 11 (0.51%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.33%) Wireless
12 6 (0.28%) DHCP
13 5 (0.23%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.19%) Broadband
14 4 (0.19%) IPv4
14 4 (0.19%) IPv6
14 4 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
14 4 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 122 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 111 (5.16%) MySQL
4 90 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
5 88 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
6 81 (3.76%) Big Data
7 71 (3.30%) MongoDB
8 64 (2.97%) NoSQL
9 55 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 49 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 41 (1.90%) Power BI
12 38 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 37 (1.72%) RDBMS
14 35 (1.63%) Hadoop
15 31 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
16 29 (1.35%) Data Lake
17 24 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 24 (1.11%) Couchbase
18 20 (0.93%) Redis
19 18 (0.84%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 198 (9.20%) Git (software)
2 121 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 94 (4.37%) JIRA
4 81 (3.76%) Selenium
5 47 (2.18%) Cucumber
6 42 (1.95%) Mocha
7 37 (1.72%) Gatling
7 37 (1.72%) Maven
8 27 (1.25%) JUnit
9 26 (1.21%) webpack
10 25 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (1.11%) SpecFlow
12 23 (1.07%) Jasmine
12 23 (1.07%) WebDriver
13 22 (1.02%) Subversion
14 21 (0.98%) TeamCity
15 17 (0.79%) Gradle
16 16 (0.74%) Mockito
17 15 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
18 14 (0.65%) gulp
General
1 363 (16.86%) Finance
2 112 (5.20%) Banking
3 100 (4.64%) Marketing
4 69 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 38 (1.76%) Legal
7 37 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 25 (1.16%) Law
9 23 (1.07%) Games
10 19 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 16 (0.74%) Advertising
12 15 (0.70%) Back Office
13 12 (0.56%) Automotive
13 12 (0.56%) Front Office
13 12 (0.56%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.51%) Electronics
15 10 (0.46%) Publishing
16 8 (0.37%) Retail Finance
17 7 (0.33%) French Language
18 6 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 543 (25.22%) Developer
2 339 (15.75%) Analyst
3 202 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 198 (9.20%) Architect
5 188 (8.73%) Project Manager
6 97 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
7 84 (3.90%) Java Developer
8 79 (3.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 76 (3.53%) Consultant
10 70 (3.25%) React Developer
11 66 (3.07%) Designer
12 61 (2.83%) JavaScript Developer
13 60 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
14 58 (2.69%) Retail Business Analyst
15 47 (2.18%) Senior Developer
16 45 (2.09%) .NET Developer
17 41 (1.90%) IT Manager
18 39 (1.81%) E-Commerce Analyst
19 38 (1.76%) Full Stack Developer
20 37 (1.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (11.75%) HTML
2 244 (11.33%) CSS
3 182 (8.45%) Node.js
4 128 (5.95%) REST
5 124 (5.76%) CSS3
6 122 (5.67%) HTML5
6 122 (5.67%) React
7 110 (5.11%) Web Services
8 105 (4.88%) .NET
9 89 (4.13%) Spring
10 85 (3.95%) RESTful
11 83 (3.86%) AngularJS
12 73 (3.39%) jQuery
13 65 (3.02%) Redux
14 59 (2.74%) J2EE
15 48 (2.23%) Enzyme
15 48 (2.23%) Kafka
16 46 (2.14%) Spring Boot
16 46 (2.14%) XML
17 42 (1.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 159 (7.39%) User Experience
2 142 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
4 80 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 53 (2.46%) EPoS
6 43 (2.00%) FMCG
7 32 (1.49%) Fintech
8 31 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 31 (1.44%) Equities
9 28 (1.30%) NHS
10 27 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
11 26 (1.21%) Fixed Income
12 25 (1.16%) W3C
13 21 (0.98%) Data Centre
14 19 (0.88%) Management Information System
15 18 (0.84%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.74%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.60%) Robotics
17 13 (0.60%) Social Media
18 12 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 124 (5.76%) Windows
2 122 (5.67%) Linux
3 79 (3.67%) Unix
4 58 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 45 (2.09%) Windows 10
6 41 (1.90%) Android
7 32 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.16%) Windows Server
9 15 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.14%) AIX
13 3 (0.14%) CentOS
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.093%) Fedora
15 1 (0.046%) SUSE
15 1 (0.046%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (26.15%) E-Commerce
3 240 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 234 (10.87%) Scrum
5 192 (8.92%) TDD
6 159 (7.39%) DevOps
7 152 (7.06%) Microservices
8 149 (6.92%) Project Management
9 141 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
10 139 (6.46%) Test Automation
11 131 (6.08%) Analytics
12 122 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
12 122 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
13 119 (5.53%) BDD
14 107 (4.97%) Front End Development
15 95 (4.41%) OO
16 94 (4.37%) CRM
17 90 (4.18%) MVC
18 88 (4.09%) Unit Testing
19 86 (3.99%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 378 (17.56%) JavaScript
2 329 (15.28%) Java
3 272 (12.63%) SQL
4 197 (9.15%) Python
5 117 (5.43%) C#
6 71 (3.30%) ES6
7 65 (3.02%) Go
8 50 (2.32%) Java 8
9 47 (2.18%) T-SQL
10 40 (1.86%) PHP
10 40 (1.86%) Scala
11 37 (1.72%) Ruby
12 32 (1.49%) R
13 31 (1.44%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.07%) Perl
15 21 (0.98%) VB
16 18 (0.84%) C
16 18 (0.84%) C++
17 15 (0.70%) Apple Swift
18 14 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (4.27%) Degree
2 22 (1.02%) Security Cleared
3 21 (0.98%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.93%) CISSP
5 17 (0.79%) CISM
6 14 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (0.51%) PMP
9 10 (0.46%) CISA
10 8 (0.37%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.28%) ISEB
12 6 (0.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 6 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.19%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.20%) QA
2 50 (2.32%) PMO
3 49 (2.28%) GDPR
4 35 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 25 (1.16%) Data Quality
6 21 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.74%) SLA
8 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.28%) WCAG
10 5 (0.23%) MiFID
11 3 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.14%) IFRS
11 3 (0.14%) PSD2
12 2 (0.093%) COBIT
12 2 (0.093%) SEPA
13 1 (0.046%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.046%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.046%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.046%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 155 (7.20%) Docker
2 72 (3.34%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.33%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.23%) vSphere
8 4 (0.19%) XenApp
9 3 (0.14%) HDFS
9 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.093%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.093%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.046%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.046%) Firmware
11 1 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.046%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.046%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 78 (3.62%) Ansible
2 66 (3.07%) Terraform
3 62 (2.88%) Kubernetes
4 52 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (1.81%) Puppet
6 23 (1.07%) Mesos
7 22 (1.02%) Marathon
8 21 (0.98%) SCCM
9 12 (0.56%) Kibana
10 8 (0.37%) Packer
11 7 (0.33%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.28%) Grafana
12 6 (0.28%) Salt
13 5 (0.23%) logstash
13 5 (0.23%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
14 4 (0.19%) Nagios
15 3 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
15 3 (0.14%) Graphite
Vendors
1 195 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 139 (6.46%) Oracle
3 88 (4.09%) SAP
4 62 (2.88%) hybris
5 48 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
6 47 (2.18%) Google
7 46 (2.14%) Tableau
8 44 (2.04%) Adobe
9 43 (2.00%) VMware
10 31 (1.44%) MuleSoft
11 28 (1.30%) IBM
12 25 (1.16%) Cisco
13 23 (1.07%) HP
14 22 (1.02%) Apiary
14 22 (1.02%) ServiceNow
15 21 (0.98%) Apple
16 19 (0.88%) Citrix
17 18 (0.84%) Splunk
18 17 (0.79%) Demandware
19 14 (0.65%) Remedy