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 3 months to 26 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 34 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -17  
Contract jobs citing Retail 104 153 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.76% 5.28% 7.40%
As % of the General category 11.24% 12.10% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 114 162
Median daily rate £350 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £498
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 £37.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -57.33% +134.37%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 925 1264 1631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.35% 43.66% 54.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 684 819
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 26
Median hourly rate £28.75 £9.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.13% -67.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.88 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £13.60 £59.80
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 84 £350 -17.25% 28
Glasgow -15 8 £331 -19.69% 2
Aberdeen -3 5 £263 - 1
West Lothian -1 2 £343 -2.14%
Dundee - 1 £105 -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Retail.

1 126 (80.25%) Banking
2 113 (71.97%) Retail Banking
3 72 (45.86%) Finance
4 41 (26.11%) Migration
5 35 (22.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 31 (19.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (10.19%) Credit Risk
9 15 (9.55%) Test Scripting
9 15 (9.55%) SAS
9 15 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (8.92%) Defect Management
11 13 (8.28%) SQL
12 12 (7.64%) Project Management
12 12 (7.64%) Analytics
13 11 (7.01%) Scenario Testing
14 10 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (5.73%) Business Analysis
15 9 (5.73%) ISTQB
15 9 (5.73%) ETL
15 9 (5.73%) ISEB
15 9 (5.73%) Scrum
16 8 (5.10%) Cloudera
16 8 (5.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 7 (4.46%) Hadoop
17 7 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
17 7 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
17 7 (4.46%) Teradata
18 6 (3.82%) Risk Management
18 6 (3.82%) Data Modelling

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 15 (9.55%) SAS
2 2 (1.27%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.64%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.27%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.64%) GitHub
3 1 (0.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.55%) Internet
2 2 (1.27%) Firewall
2 2 (1.27%) Intranet
3 1 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.46%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.18%) Big Data
3 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.55%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.55%) HBase
4 4 (2.55%) OLAP
4 4 (2.55%) SAP BW
4 4 (2.55%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.91%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.27%) Impala
6 2 (1.27%) MOLAP
7 1 (0.64%) MySQL
7 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.64%) Power BI
7 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Mockito
2 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.64%) GitLab
2 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.64%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) JMeter
2 1 (0.64%) JUnit
General
1 126 (80.25%) Banking
2 113 (71.97%) Retail Banking
3 72 (45.86%) Finance
4 3 (1.91%) Law
4 3 (1.91%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.64%) Billing
5 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (57.32%) Analyst
2 35 (22.29%) Test Analyst
3 24 (15.29%) Business Analyst
4 23 (14.65%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (9.55%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.01%) Credit Analyst
7 10 (6.37%) Banking Analyst
7 10 (6.37%) Senior Business Analyst
8 9 (5.73%) Developer
8 9 (5.73%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (5.73%) Test Manager
9 8 (5.10%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 8 (5.10%) Data Analyst
9 8 (5.10%) IT Manager
9 8 (5.10%) Risk Analyst
10 7 (4.46%) Consultant
10 7 (4.46%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.82%) Architect
11 6 (3.82%) Payments Analyst
12 5 (3.18%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.82%) Web Services
2 5 (3.18%) CSS
3 4 (2.55%) HTML
4 3 (1.91%) .NET
5 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.27%) Kafka
5 2 (1.27%) Spring
6 1 (0.64%) Ajax
6 1 (0.64%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.64%) CSS3
6 1 (0.64%) HTML5
6 1 (0.64%) J2EE
6 1 (0.64%) jQuery
6 1 (0.64%) JSON
6 1 (0.64%) React
6 1 (0.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.19%) Credit Risk
2 15 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.18%) EPoS
4 3 (1.91%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.91%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.27%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.27%) User Experience
6 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.64%) FMCG
6 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.64%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.64%) Debian
1 1 (0.64%) Linux
1 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (0.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.11%) Migration
2 35 (22.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (19.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.55%) Test Scripting
6 14 (8.92%) Defect Management
7 12 (7.64%) Analytics
7 12 (7.64%) Project Management
8 11 (7.01%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (5.73%) Business Analysis
9 9 (5.73%) ETL
9 9 (5.73%) Scrum
10 8 (5.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.82%) Data Modelling
12 6 (3.82%) Risk Management
13 5 (3.18%) Data Architecture
13 5 (3.18%) Data Extraction
13 5 (3.18%) Test Planning
14 4 (2.55%) Anti-Money Laundering
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.28%) SQL
2 6 (3.82%) Delphi
3 3 (1.91%) C#
4 2 (1.27%) Apple Swift
4 2 (1.27%) Java
4 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.27%) Objective-C
4 2 (1.27%) R
4 2 (1.27%) Scala
4 2 (1.27%) VB
5 1 (0.64%) PHP
5 1 (0.64%) Python
5 1 (0.64%) VBA
5 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.73%) ISEB
1 9 (5.73%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.27%) CISM
2 2 (1.27%) CISSP
3 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) PMO
3 1 (0.64%) COBIT
3 1 (0.64%) COREP
3 1 (0.64%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.64%) FATCA
3 1 (0.64%) FINREP
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) HDFS
2 1 (0.64%) Docker
2 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (1.27%) Oozie
3 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) Puppet
3 1 (0.64%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 8 (5.10%) Cloudera
2 7 (4.46%) Teradata
3 4 (2.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.55%) Oracle
3 4 (2.55%) SAP
4 3 (1.91%) Cisco
4 3 (1.91%) TSYS
5 2 (1.27%) HP
6 1 (0.64%) Avaya
6 1 (0.64%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.64%) F5
6 1 (0.64%) IBM
6 1 (0.64%) Planview
6 1 (0.64%) Sybase
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