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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 15 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Retail 6 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.94% 7.41% 2.94%
As % of the General category 15.38% 24.14% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 3
Median daily rate £375 £500 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £475 £560
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -23.80% +27.27%  

Retail is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 39 58 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 38.61% 30.69% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 44 21
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £605 £760
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Retail as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 8 (47.06%) SAP
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) IDoc
4 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 4 (23.53%) SAP FI
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (23.53%) SAP CO
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (17.65%) Magento
5 3 (17.65%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (17.65%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 3 (17.65%) Web Development
6 2 (11.76%) SAP Retail
6 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
6 2 (11.76%) Logistics
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) EDI
6 2 (11.76%) ERP
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) EPoS
6 2 (11.76%) SAP BW
6 2 (11.76%) ABAP
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.88%) ATG
7 1 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (5.88%) SAP SD
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) IBM

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 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SAP CO
1 4 (23.53%) SAP FI
1 4 (23.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (17.65%) Magento
2 3 (17.65%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 3 (17.65%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Retail
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (5.88%) SAP MM
4 1 (5.88%) SAP SD
4 1 (5.88%) Shopify
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SAP BW
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) SAP Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce Architect
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) SAP CO Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) SAP FI Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP MM Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) IDoc
2 2 (11.76%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) SAP Implementation
2 3 (17.65%) Web Development
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) Logistics
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Coaching
4 1 (5.88%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.88%) Multichannel Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (5.88%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) APMP
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) ATG
2 1 (5.88%) hybris
2 1 (5.88%) IBM