Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 20 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 > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 30 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +17
Contract jobs citing Retail 488 552 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.99% 5.71% 5.70%
As % of the General category 19.57% 18.11% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 369 360
Midlands median daily rate £384 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £196 £105 £269
90th Percentile £550 £566 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £37.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.53% +243.18% -10.20%
10th Percentile £21.85 £13.75 £9.08
90th Percentile £34.65 £58.10 £17.85
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.85% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2493 3048 2829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 30.58% 31.54% 33.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1981 1701
Midlands median daily rate £400 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £245
90th Percentile £560 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 93 145
Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -28.89% -24.05%
10th Percentile £10.30 £8.76 £11.55
90th Percentile £45.41 £43.10 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the Midlands

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the Midlands

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the Midlands

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the Midlands

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Retail in the Midlands

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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
East Midlands -1 246 £388 +19.23% 47
West Midlands 0 237 £375 - 51
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 126 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (25.20%) Finance
3 82 (16.80%) E-Commerce
4 74 (15.16%) SAP
5 65 (13.32%) HTML
6 58 (11.89%) Project Management
7 57 (11.68%) CSS
8 56 (11.48%) JavaScript
9 54 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (10.45%) SQL Server
11 48 (9.84%) HTML5
12 46 (9.43%) Business Analysis
13 45 (9.22%) jQuery
13 45 (9.22%) SQL
14 44 (9.02%) Test Automation
14 44 (9.02%) CSS3
14 44 (9.02%) Front End Development
15 41 (8.40%) Oracle
16 40 (8.20%) C#
16 40 (8.20%) Migration
17 36 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
18 35 (7.17%) User Experience
18 35 (7.17%) .NET
19 34 (6.97%) ERP
20 32 (6.56%) Java
20 32 (6.56%) React
21 31 (6.35%) Microsoft
21 31 (6.35%) SAP Retail
22 30 (6.15%) PRINCE2
22 30 (6.15%) Windows

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 17 (3.48%) CMS
2 5 (1.02%) Confluence
3 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.41%) Apache
5 2 (0.41%) Drupal
5 2 (0.41%) IIS
5 2 (0.41%) JBoss
5 2 (0.41%) nginx
5 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.20%) Documentum
6 1 (0.20%) FileNet
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.20%) SAS
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (4.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 15 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.02%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.41%) HipChat
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.20%) InDesign
8 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 31 (6.35%) SAP Retail
2 11 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.23%) SAP SD
4 5 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (1.02%) SAP CAR
4 5 (1.02%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.02%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.02%) SAP POS DM
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.61%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.61%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.41%) Primavera
7 2 (0.41%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.02%) Office 365
3 5 (1.02%) SaaS
4 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.41%) IaaS
5 2 (0.41%) PaaS
5 2 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.20%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.66%) SMS
2 12 (2.46%) LAN
3 11 (2.25%) VPN
4 9 (1.84%) Firewall
5 8 (1.64%) WAN
6 7 (1.43%) DHCP
7 6 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.02%) DNS
9 3 (0.61%) BGP
9 3 (0.61%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.61%) L2TP
9 3 (0.61%) MPLS
9 3 (0.61%) OSPF
9 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.41%) FTP
10 2 (0.41%) Internet
10 2 (0.41%) VLAN
11 1 (0.20%) DAB
11 1 (0.20%) LDAP
11 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.46%) Relational Database
2 12 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.84%) Big Data
5 9 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.43%) MySQL
6 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (1.02%) SAP HANA
8 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.61%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 28 (5.74%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.33%) JIRA
3 17 (3.48%) Selenium
4 12 (2.46%) WebDriver
5 9 (1.84%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.02%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (0.82%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.82%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.82%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.61%) Protractor
9 2 (0.41%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.41%) ProC
9 2 (0.41%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.41%) Visual Website Optimizer
10 1 (0.20%) Ant
10 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 123 (25.20%) Finance
2 27 (5.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 26 (5.33%) Banking
3 26 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 17 (3.48%) Marketing
5 15 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.25%) Automotive
7 10 (2.05%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.84%) Publishing
9 4 (0.82%) Billing
10 3 (0.61%) Back Office
10 3 (0.61%) Games
10 3 (0.61%) Local Government
11 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.41%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Legal
12 1 (0.20%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 142 (29.10%) Analyst
2 86 (17.62%) Developer
3 63 (12.91%) Business Analyst
4 59 (12.09%) Project Manager
5 39 (7.99%) Architect
6 30 (6.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 29 (5.94%) Consultant
8 27 (5.53%) Test Analyst
9 25 (5.12%) JavaScript Developer
9 25 (5.12%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (4.71%) HTML Developer
11 21 (4.30%) HTML CSS Developer
12 20 (4.10%) IT Manager
13 17 (3.48%) SAP Consultant
14 16 (3.28%) .NET Developer
14 16 (3.28%) Automation Test Analyst
15 15 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (3.07%) Support Analyst
16 14 (2.87%) ASP.NET Developer
16 14 (2.87%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (13.32%) HTML
2 57 (11.68%) CSS
3 48 (9.84%) HTML5
4 45 (9.22%) jQuery
5 44 (9.02%) CSS3
6 35 (7.17%) .NET
7 32 (6.56%) React
8 24 (4.92%) Sass
8 24 (4.92%) Web Services
9 19 (3.89%) Node.js
10 18 (3.69%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.87%) AngularJS
11 14 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (2.66%) .NET Core
12 13 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (2.05%) SAP ALE
14 9 (1.84%) IDoc
15 8 (1.64%) XML
16 5 (1.02%) Gherkin
16 5 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.17%) User Experience
3 18 (3.69%) EPoS
4 11 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.64%) NHS
7 7 (1.43%) FMCG
7 7 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.82%) PMI
10 3 (0.61%) AS400
10 3 (0.61%) Clustering
10 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.61%) Replication
11 2 (0.41%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.41%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.41%) iSeries
11 2 (0.41%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.15%) Windows
2 25 (5.12%) Linux
3 21 (4.30%) Unix
4 9 (1.84%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.23%) HPUX
6 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.61%) Android
9 2 (0.41%) AIX
9 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) Solaris
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (16.80%) E-Commerce
3 58 (11.89%) Project Management
4 54 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (9.43%) Business Analysis
6 44 (9.02%) Front End Development
6 44 (9.02%) Test Automation
7 40 (8.20%) Migration
8 34 (6.97%) ERP
9 30 (6.15%) PRINCE2
9 30 (6.15%) Scrum
10 28 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (5.12%) Logistics
12 24 (4.92%) MVC
13 22 (4.51%) Analytics
13 22 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (4.10%) BDD
14 20 (4.10%) DevOps
15 19 (3.89%) Change Management
15 19 (3.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 56 (11.48%) JavaScript
2 45 (9.22%) SQL
3 40 (8.20%) C#
4 32 (6.56%) Java
5 9 (1.84%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.43%) ABAP
7 6 (1.23%) PHP
7 6 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.02%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.02%) VB
8 5 (1.02%) VBScript
9 4 (0.82%) Scala
10 3 (0.61%) RPG
10 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.41%) C++
11 2 (0.41%) Python
11 2 (0.41%) R
11 2 (0.41%) RPG III
11 2 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (3.89%) Degree
2 12 (2.46%) ISEB
3 11 (2.25%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.05%) PMP
5 8 (1.64%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.20%) CISSP
7 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.20%) HNC
7 1 (0.20%) IIBA
7 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.20%) MBA
7 1 (0.20%) OCP
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.20%) SANS
7 1 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.69%) QA
2 15 (3.07%) PMO
3 11 (2.25%) SLA
4 5 (1.02%) GDPR
5 4 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.20%) CDISC
8 1 (0.20%) GxP
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.41%) Docker
3 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.43%) IBM BigFix
1 7 (1.43%) Tivoli
1 7 (1.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 3 (0.61%) SCCM
3 2 (0.41%) Ansible
3 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.20%) Kibana
4 1 (0.20%) logstash
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 74 (15.16%) SAP
2 41 (8.40%) Oracle
3 31 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.71%) Adobe
5 15 (3.07%) Google
6 13 (2.66%) IBM
7 10 (2.05%) Cisco
7 10 (2.05%) VMware
8 8 (1.64%) hybris
9 5 (1.02%) Twitter
10 4 (0.82%) Citrix
10 4 (0.82%) HP
10 4 (0.82%) Infor
10 4 (0.82%) JDA
10 4 (0.82%) Kaspersky
10 4 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.61%) Juniper
11 3 (0.61%) Pega
12 2 (0.41%) RedGate
12 2 (0.41%) Tableau