Period
to 24 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 24 February 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 142 134
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 -20
Contract jobs citing Retail 42 32 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.87% 0.85% 1.03%
As % of the General category 2.06% 2.54% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 38
Scotland median daily rate £400 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.07% -7.05%
10th Percentile £150 £180 £270
90th Percentile £439 £515 £504
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK median hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +42.86% -4.01%

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,040 1,260 2,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 42.34% 33.65% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,061 697 1,220
Scotland median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £280 £258 £260
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 31
Scotland median hourly rate £31.25 £36.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.19% +5.88% +15.25%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.11 £12.35
90th Percentile £48.38 £54.09 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.31%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in Scotland

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Scotland

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Scotland

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Scotland

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Glasgow +11 22 £400 +6.67% 15
Edinburgh -23 13 £375 -18.92% 17
Renfrewshire +34 1 £105 -66.13% 1
West Lothian +5 1 £338 +12.50% 1
Dundee - 1 £150 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £450 -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Retail.

1 14 (33.33%) Java
1 14 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 13 (30.95%) Test Scripting
3 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 12 (28.57%) Selenium
3 12 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (26.19%) DSL
4 11 (26.19%) CRM
4 11 (26.19%) Eclipse
4 11 (26.19%) JIRA
4 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
4 11 (26.19%) Apple iOS
4 11 (26.19%) Appium
4 11 (26.19%) Confluence
4 11 (26.19%) Gherkin
4 11 (26.19%) Jenkins
4 11 (26.19%) Zephyr
4 11 (26.19%) User Experience
5 8 (19.05%) Finance
6 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (16.67%) Banking
7 6 (14.29%) Project Management
7 6 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 4 (9.52%) Change Management
8 4 (9.52%) SDLC
9 3 (7.14%) Client Onboarding

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 11 (26.19%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) DSL
2 1 (2.38%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Big Data
2 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.38%) HBase
3 1 (2.38%) Impala
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Selenium
2 11 (26.19%) Appium
2 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
2 11 (26.19%) Eclipse
2 11 (26.19%) Jenkins
2 11 (26.19%) JIRA
2 11 (26.19%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.38%) Protractor
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Automation Tester
1 11 (26.19%) Tester
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 6 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Business Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Project Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) EPoS Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Project Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Transformation Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) Gherkin
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) Akka
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.38%) Kafka
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) Node.js
4 1 (2.38%) TensorFlow
4 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) User Experience
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) EPoS
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.38%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 13 (30.95%) Test Scripting
3 12 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 11 (26.19%) CRM
4 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (14.29%) Project Management
7 4 (9.52%) Change Management
7 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.52%) SDLC
8 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.14%) Client Onboarding
8 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.14%) PRINCE
8 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) R
5 1 (2.38%) Scala
5 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 3 (7.14%) PMP
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) PhD
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Basel II
1 1 (2.38%) GDPR
1 1 (2.38%) PMO
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Capita
3 1 (2.38%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.38%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.38%) MapR