Period
to

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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 63 90 99
Rank change year-on-year +27 +9 -40
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,482 728 525
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.87% 3.00% 2.64%
As % of the General category 6.41% 5.22% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 488 344
10th Percentile £413 £325 £279
25th Percentile £500 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £688 £588 £588
90th Percentile £800 £691 £675
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
10th Percentile £26.25 - £12.60
25th Percentile £38.13 £71.00 £13.13
Median hourly rate £50.00 £72.00 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year -30.56% +414.29% -65.43%
75th Percentile £66.25 £73.00 £14.25
90th Percentile £72.85 - £14.40
England median hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.17% -11.92%

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 23,107 13,939 11,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 60.37% 57.42% 55.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,724 9,856 7,882
10th Percentile £385 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £431 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £578 £530 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.05% +0.95% -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £626
90th Percentile £800 £725 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 156 186
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.63 £13.24
25th Percentile £25.68 £19.69 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.09% +19.57% +15.00%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.31 £38.75
90th Percentile £65.53 £64.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.40 £19.90
% change year-on-year +0.47% +7.54% +6.13%

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +17 132 £600 +11.63% 78
West London +8 30 £410 -25.45% 34
North London +1 7 £650 +73.33% 5
South London -15 5 £470 -39.35% 6
East London - 2 £565 - 13
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 591 (39.88%) Agile
2 319 (21.52%) Finance
3 314 (21.19%) Social Skills
4 294 (19.84%) E-Commerce
5 237 (15.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 191 (12.89%) Banking
7 161 (10.86%) Azure
8 152 (10.26%) User Experience
9 151 (10.19%) AWS
10 148 (9.99%) Scrum
11 145 (9.78%) Project Management
12 134 (9.04%) SQL
13 130 (8.77%) JIRA
14 125 (8.43%) Retail Banking
15 117 (7.89%) Investment Banking
15 117 (7.89%) DevOps
16 115 (7.76%) Wealth Management
17 114 (7.69%) Analytics
18 111 (7.49%) Corporate Banking
19 107 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
20 106 (7.15%) Java
21 101 (6.82%) Microservices
22 99 (6.68%) SAP
22 99 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
23 98 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
24 94 (6.34%) CI/CD
25 91 (6.14%) Waterfall
25 91 (6.14%) Kubernetes
26 89 (6.01%) Python
27 88 (5.94%) Presentation Skills

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 71 (4.79%) Confluence
2 25 (1.69%) CMS
3 17 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 10 (0.67%) IBM Domino
5 9 (0.61%) Drupal
6 8 (0.54%) SAS
7 7 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (0.47%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.20%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.20%) nginx
10 2 (0.13%) Apache
10 2 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.13%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.13%) Traefik
10 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.13%) WordPress
11 1 (0.067%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 32 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 32 (2.16%) Sketch
2 15 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 15 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.40%) InVision
5 6 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.20%) Marvel
7 3 (0.20%) SPSS
8 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.13%) FreeHand
8 2 (0.13%) InDesign
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.067%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 36 (2.43%) Shopify
2 10 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.67%) Magento
2 10 (0.67%) SAP Retail
2 10 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.47%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 6 (0.40%) Findur
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle AML
7 4 (0.27%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.20%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP EHS
9 2 (0.13%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 161 (10.86%) Azure
2 151 (10.19%) AWS
3 69 (4.66%) GCP
4 54 (3.64%) SaaS
5 47 (3.17%) Power Platform
6 28 (1.89%) GitHub
6 28 (1.89%) Serverless
7 23 (1.55%) Google Analytics
7 23 (1.55%) Snowflake
8 17 (1.15%) Figma
8 17 (1.15%) Miro
9 14 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.94%) PaaS
10 13 (0.88%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.88%) Microsoft 365
11 11 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (0.74%) Google Data Studio
12 10 (0.67%) IaaS
13 9 (0.61%) Azure Key Vault
14 8 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.55%) VPN
2 18 (1.21%) Firewall
3 14 (0.94%) Internet
4 12 (0.81%) HTTP
5 10 (0.67%) DNS
6 8 (0.54%) SSL
7 7 (0.47%) SMS
7 7 (0.47%) WAN
8 6 (0.40%) LAN
8 6 (0.40%) Network Security
9 5 (0.34%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.27%) IPsec
10 4 (0.27%) RFID
11 3 (0.20%) DHCP
11 3 (0.20%) FTP
11 3 (0.20%) SNMP
11 3 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.20%) Wireless
12 2 (0.13%) SAN
12 2 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.17%) Power BI
2 45 (3.04%) Tableau
3 41 (2.77%) Big Data
4 38 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (1.89%) MySQL
6 26 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 19 (1.28%) SQL Server
8 16 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.94%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.94%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
10 12 (0.81%) BigQuery
10 12 (0.81%) DB2
11 11 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (0.74%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.67%) SAP HANA
13 8 (0.54%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.47%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 130 (8.77%) JIRA
2 70 (4.72%) Jenkins
3 65 (4.39%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.88%) Axure RP
4 13 (0.88%) Bitbucket
4 13 (0.88%) Cypress.io
5 10 (0.67%) GitLab
5 10 (0.67%) Selenium
5 10 (0.67%) webpack
6 9 (0.61%) Gradle
7 8 (0.54%) JUnit
7 8 (0.54%) Maven
8 7 (0.47%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.47%) Postman
9 6 (0.40%) Mocha
9 6 (0.40%) Spock
9 6 (0.40%) Subversion
10 5 (0.34%) JMeter
10 5 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.27%) SonarQube
General
1 319 (21.52%) Finance
2 314 (21.19%) Social Skills
3 191 (12.89%) Banking
4 125 (8.43%) Retail Banking
5 117 (7.89%) Investment Banking
6 111 (7.49%) Corporate Banking
7 107 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
8 88 (5.94%) Presentation Skills
9 60 (4.05%) Legal
10 56 (3.78%) Marketing
11 41 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
12 37 (2.50%) Influencing Skills
13 34 (2.29%) Telecoms
14 27 (1.82%) Manufacturing
15 25 (1.69%) Back Office
16 22 (1.48%) Games
17 19 (1.28%) Financial Institution
18 16 (1.08%) Billing
19 13 (0.88%) Advertising
20 12 (0.81%) German Language
Job Titles
1 259 (17.48%) Analyst
2 191 (12.89%) Architect
3 183 (12.35%) Business Analyst
4 171 (11.54%) Project Manager
5 139 (9.38%) Developer
6 125 (8.43%) Solutions Architect
7 93 (6.28%) Product Manager
8 82 (5.53%) Designer
9 51 (3.44%) Programme Manager
10 43 (2.90%) Retail Business Analyst
11 41 (2.77%) UX Designer
12 39 (2.63%) Digital Analyst
13 36 (2.43%) Consultant
14 34 (2.29%) Azure Engineer
14 34 (2.29%) Senior Manager
15 32 (2.16%) Delivery Manager
15 32 (2.16%) Product Owner
16 30 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
17 29 (1.96%) Java Developer
17 29 (1.96%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.12%) React
2 49 (3.31%) HTML
2 49 (3.31%) Node.js
3 44 (2.97%) CSS
4 42 (2.83%) .NET
5 39 (2.63%) Spring
6 38 (2.56%) Kafka
7 36 (2.43%) REST
8 30 (2.02%) Spring Boot
9 24 (1.62%) AngularJS
10 18 (1.21%) .NET Framework
10 18 (1.21%) Web Services
11 15 (1.01%) RESTful
12 14 (0.94%) JSON
13 13 (0.88%) Jest
14 12 (0.81%) PySpark
14 12 (0.81%) Sass
15 11 (0.74%) .NET Core
15 11 (0.74%) GraphQL
15 11 (0.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 152 (10.26%) User Experience
2 49 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 42 (2.83%) Mobile App
4 39 (2.63%) FMCG
5 35 (2.36%) Virtual Team
6 30 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
7 29 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (1.82%) Legacy Systems
9 23 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 23 (1.55%) Renewable Energy
10 19 (1.28%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.08%) Public Cloud
12 14 (0.94%) EPoS
13 12 (0.81%) Contract for Difference
13 12 (0.81%) Spread Betting
14 11 (0.74%) iPad
15 10 (0.67%) Credit Risk
15 10 (0.67%) IoT
15 10 (0.67%) Social Media
16 9 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 47 (3.17%) Linux
2 35 (2.36%) Windows
3 22 (1.48%) Android
4 20 (1.35%) Unix
5 18 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.47%) CentOS
7 7 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.13%) VMS
9 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.13%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.067%) AIX
10 1 (0.067%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.067%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (39.88%) Agile
2 294 (19.84%) E-Commerce
3 237 (15.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 148 (9.99%) Scrum
5 145 (9.78%) Project Management
6 117 (7.89%) DevOps
7 115 (7.76%) Wealth Management
8 114 (7.69%) Analytics
9 101 (6.82%) Microservices
10 99 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
11 98 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
12 94 (6.34%) CI/CD
13 91 (6.14%) Waterfall
14 80 (5.40%) Project Delivery
14 80 (5.40%) UX Design
15 79 (5.33%) Migration
16 78 (5.26%) User Stories
17 73 (4.93%) Kanban
18 70 (4.72%) Product Management
19 69 (4.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 134 (9.04%) SQL
2 106 (7.15%) Java
3 89 (6.01%) Python
4 86 (5.80%) JavaScript
5 36 (2.43%) C#
6 32 (2.16%) Bash
7 30 (2.02%) C
8 25 (1.69%) TypeScript
9 21 (1.42%) PowerShell
10 20 (1.35%) Scala
11 18 (1.21%) Kotlin
12 14 (0.94%) Go
13 13 (0.88%) ES6
13 13 (0.88%) Groovy
13 13 (0.88%) PHP
14 11 (0.74%) R
15 8 (0.54%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.47%) C++
17 6 (0.40%) Perl
18 5 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (5.13%) Degree
2 14 (0.94%) PMI Certification
3 11 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (0.74%) PMP
3 11 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.61%) SANS
5 8 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.40%) RHCE
7 5 (0.34%) CCNA
7 5 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.34%) CISM
7 5 (0.34%) CISSP
8 4 (0.27%) MBA
8 4 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.20%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.20%) ISEB
9 3 (0.20%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.13%) APMG
10 2 (0.13%) CSPO
10 2 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.98%) QA
2 35 (2.36%) GDPR
3 28 (1.89%) PMO
4 25 (1.69%) Accessibility
5 14 (0.94%) NIST
6 13 (0.88%) SLA
7 10 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.61%) COBIT
9 8 (0.54%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.27%) GRC
11 3 (0.20%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.20%) PSD2
11 3 (0.20%) SEPA
12 2 (0.13%) IFRS
12 2 (0.13%) ITGC
12 2 (0.13%) MiFID
12 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.067%) WCAG
System Software
1 77 (5.20%) Docker
2 13 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.34%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.27%) HDFS
6 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.13%) Postfix
7 1 (0.067%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.067%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.067%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.067%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.067%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.067%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 91 (6.14%) Kubernetes
2 80 (5.40%) Terraform
3 34 (2.29%) Ansible
4 20 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.08%) Grafana
6 14 (0.94%) Puppet
7 11 (0.74%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.47%) Kibana
9 6 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.34%) SCCM
11 3 (0.20%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.20%) vRealize
12 2 (0.13%) Consul
12 2 (0.13%) Istio
13 1 (0.067%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.067%) CASB
13 1 (0.067%) HP SiteScope
13 1 (0.067%) Jamf Pro
13 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.067%) Packer
Vendors
1 99 (6.68%) SAP
2 78 (5.26%) Adobe
3 74 (4.99%) Salesforce.com
4 71 (4.79%) Google
5 68 (4.59%) Microsoft
6 41 (2.77%) Oracle
7 19 (1.28%) hybris
8 15 (1.01%) IBM
9 14 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 14 (0.94%) Teradata
10 13 (0.88%) Alteryx
11 12 (0.81%) Splunk
11 12 (0.81%) VMware
12 11 (0.74%) Informatica
13 10 (0.67%) Xerox
14 9 (0.61%) Forcepoint
14 9 (0.61%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.47%) Apple
15 7 (0.47%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.47%) Planview