Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 54 55
Rank change year-on-year -71 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 326 1,799 2,072
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.13% 4.49% 4.53%
As % of the General category 4.39% 9.91% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 1,221 1,504
Median daily rate £500 £500 £479
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.44% +1.86%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £319
90th Percentile £725 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Median hourly rate £43.00 £31.50 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.51% +43.84% +21.57%
10th Percentile £20.30 £17.37 £16.10
90th Percentile £54.00 £81.53 £77.98
England median hourly rate £14.75 £16.46 £15.00
% change year-on-year -10.40% +9.75% +3.45%

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 7,431 18,153 21,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.63% 45.35% 47.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,089 12,659 15,402
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £335 £340 £320
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 196 248
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £24.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.92% -10.46% +14.31%
10th Percentile £17.64 £13.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £59.68 £52.50 £49.13
Median hourly rate £31.39 £23.07 £22.93
% change year-on-year +36.09% +0.59% +4.70%

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 8 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Retail in London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 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 -27 57 £463 -7.50% 23
West London -10 16 £431 -4.17% 17
North London -6 5 - - 2
South London +24 1 £550 +29.41% 6
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 84 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (22.09%) E-Commerce
3 63 (19.33%) Finance
4 47 (14.42%) Azure
5 42 (12.88%) AWS
5 42 (12.88%) Python
6 41 (12.58%) SQL
7 38 (11.66%) JavaScript
7 38 (11.66%) DevOps
8 37 (11.35%) Banking
9 36 (11.04%) Docker
9 36 (11.04%) Kubernetes
10 34 (10.43%) Java
10 34 (10.43%) Microsoft
11 31 (9.51%) Migration
12 29 (8.90%) Microservices
13 28 (8.59%) SAP
14 27 (8.28%) FMCG
15 26 (7.98%) Analytics
16 25 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (7.67%) Terraform
16 25 (7.67%) Marketing
16 25 (7.67%) SQL Server
16 25 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (7.36%) Apache Spark
18 23 (7.06%) Big Data
18 23 (7.06%) HTML
18 23 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
19 22 (6.75%) Scrum
19 22 (6.75%) Git (software)

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 24 (7.36%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.15%) Apache
3 6 (1.84%) Confluence
3 6 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.92%) CMS
6 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.61%) nginx
7 2 (0.61%) SAS
7 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.31%) PrestaShop
8 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (2.15%) Sketch
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.23%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.92%) InDesign
3 3 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) InVision
4 2 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.53%) Magento
3 3 (0.92%) SAP Retail
3 3 (0.92%) Shopify
4 2 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.61%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.61%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.61%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.31%) HFM
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle AML
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CS
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.31%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.42%) Azure
2 42 (12.88%) AWS
3 17 (5.21%) SaaS
4 11 (3.37%) GCP
5 10 (3.07%) GitHub
6 9 (2.76%) Power Platform
6 9 (2.76%) Serverless
7 8 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.84%) Office 365
9 5 (1.53%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.23%) PaaS
11 3 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.92%) Trello
12 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.61%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.23%) Broadband
1 4 (1.23%) HTTP
2 3 (0.92%) Intranet
2 3 (0.92%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.92%) Skype
3 2 (0.61%) DHCP
3 2 (0.61%) DNS
3 2 (0.61%) SAN
3 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.06%) Big Data
3 22 (6.75%) Hadoop
4 18 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.99%) SAP HANA
6 12 (3.68%) Data Lake
7 11 (3.37%) Data Mining
8 10 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.76%) Power BI
10 8 (2.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.15%) BigQuery
12 6 (1.84%) HDInsight
12 6 (1.84%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.84%) Parquet
13 5 (1.53%) MongoDB
13 5 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.53%) SAP BW
14 4 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (6.75%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.83%) JIRA
3 15 (4.60%) Maven
4 14 (4.29%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.37%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.84%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.53%) Subversion
9 4 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.23%) webpack
10 3 (0.92%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.92%) Selenium
11 2 (0.61%) Cypress.io
11 2 (0.61%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.61%) GitLab
11 2 (0.61%) Gradle
11 2 (0.61%) JUnit
11 2 (0.61%) PowerDesigner
11 2 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 63 (19.33%) Finance
2 37 (11.35%) Banking
3 25 (7.67%) Marketing
4 21 (6.44%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.60%) Public Sector
6 14 (4.29%) Retail Banking
7 12 (3.68%) Manufacturing
7 12 (3.68%) Telecoms
8 11 (3.37%) Corporate Banking
9 7 (2.15%) Legal
10 4 (1.23%) Law
11 3 (0.92%) Automotive
11 3 (0.92%) Front Office
11 3 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.92%) Publishing
12 2 (0.61%) Advertising
12 2 (0.61%) Billing
12 2 (0.61%) Electronics
12 2 (0.61%) French Language
12 2 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 73 (22.39%) Developer
2 48 (14.72%) Architect
3 33 (10.12%) Analyst
4 23 (7.06%) Project Manager
5 20 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (4.91%) Data Scientist
7 15 (4.60%) Business Analyst
8 14 (4.29%) Data Engineer
9 12 (3.68%) Data Architect
9 12 (3.68%) Designer
10 11 (3.37%) Data Analyst
10 11 (3.37%) Java Developer
10 11 (3.37%) React Developer
10 11 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.07%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (2.76%) Consultant
13 8 (2.45%) AWS Developer
13 8 (2.45%) Change Manager
13 8 (2.45%) Senior Data Scientist
13 8 (2.45%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.06%) HTML
2 21 (6.44%) Node.js
3 20 (6.13%) CSS
4 18 (5.52%) REST
5 17 (5.21%) .NET
6 16 (4.91%) Spring
7 14 (4.29%) React
8 12 (3.68%) JSON
8 12 (3.68%) Web Services
8 12 (3.68%) XML
9 10 (3.07%) GraphQL
10 9 (2.76%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.76%) Kafka
10 9 (2.76%) Redux
11 8 (2.45%) Vert.x
12 6 (1.84%) Ajax
12 6 (1.84%) PySpark
12 6 (1.84%) RxJava
13 5 (1.53%) .NET Core
13 5 (1.53%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.28%) FMCG
2 25 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.83%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (5.21%) User Experience
5 12 (3.68%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.76%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.76%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.53%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.53%) iPad
8 5 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.23%) iPhone
9 4 (1.23%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.92%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.92%) Clustering
10 3 (0.92%) Derivative
10 3 (0.92%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.92%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.29%) Linux
2 10 (3.07%) Windows
3 6 (1.84%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.53%) Android
5 4 (1.23%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.92%) Unix
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.31%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (22.09%) E-Commerce
3 38 (11.66%) DevOps
4 31 (9.51%) Migration
5 29 (8.90%) Microservices
6 26 (7.98%) Analytics
7 25 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (6.75%) Scrum
10 21 (6.44%) Data Science
11 20 (6.13%) Project Management
12 18 (5.52%) Change Management
12 18 (5.52%) Data Modelling
13 17 (5.21%) Test Automation
14 16 (4.91%) Machine Learning
15 15 (4.60%) Mathematics
15 15 (4.60%) Statistics
16 14 (4.29%) CRM
16 14 (4.29%) High Availability
16 14 (4.29%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.88%) Python
2 41 (12.58%) SQL
3 38 (11.66%) JavaScript
4 34 (10.43%) Java
5 19 (5.83%) C#
6 16 (4.91%) TypeScript
7 12 (3.68%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.45%) Scala
9 7 (2.15%) Java 8
9 7 (2.15%) R
10 5 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.23%) PHP
11 4 (1.23%) U-SQL
12 3 (0.92%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.61%) Clojure
13 2 (0.61%) ES6
13 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.61%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 20 (6.13%) Degree
2 10 (3.07%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.61%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.31%) ACCA
6 1 (0.31%) CAPM
6 1 (0.31%) CIMA
6 1 (0.31%) CIPD
6 1 (0.31%) CISM
6 1 (0.31%) CISSP
6 1 (0.31%) MBA
6 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.31%) PMP
6 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.13%) QA
2 4 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.23%) GDPR
3 3 (0.92%) PMO
4 2 (0.61%) SLA
5 1 (0.31%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.31%) IFRS
5 1 (0.31%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (11.04%) Docker
2 7 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (11.04%) Kubernetes
2 25 (7.67%) Terraform
3 16 (4.91%) Ansible
4 9 (2.76%) Puppet
5 8 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.92%) SCCM
7 2 (0.61%) Marathon
7 2 (0.61%) Mesos
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.61%) SCOM
8 1 (0.31%) Control-M
8 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.59%) SAP
3 11 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (3.07%) Adobe
4 10 (3.07%) Oracle
5 8 (2.45%) Databricks
6 6 (1.84%) Google
7 5 (1.53%) Tableau
8 4 (1.23%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.23%) Ariba
8 4 (1.23%) Demandware
8 4 (1.23%) IBM
8 4 (1.23%) MapR
8 4 (1.23%) Splunk
8 4 (1.23%) VMware
9 3 (0.92%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.92%) Zuora
10 2 (0.61%) Hitachi
10 2 (0.61%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.61%) Sparx