Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 128 136
Rank change year-on-year -29 +8 -10
Contract jobs citing Retail 30 58 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.59% 1.34% 1.02%
As % of the General category 1.36% 3.59% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 38 45
Scotland median daily rate £324 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.78% +21.15% -27.78%
10th Percentile £120 £105 £266
90th Percentile £463 £491 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.90 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.54% +5.59% +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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2204 1615 3225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 43.70% 37.26% 52.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 887 1553
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 61
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -4.10% +35.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.84 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.90 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.24% - +13.64%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Glasgow -14 11 £350 +11.11% 5
Edinburgh -27 11 £360 -10.00% 11
Dundee - 2 £150 -
West Lothian - 2 £324 -
Renfrewshire +37 1 £105 -75.29%
Stirling - 1 - - 1
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Retail.

1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) EPoS
5 4 (13.33%) .NET
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Break/Fix
6 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.00%) SAP
6 3 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) Broadband
7 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (6.67%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) HTML
7 2 (6.67%) Java
7 2 (6.67%) VB
7 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.67%) CSS
7 2 (6.67%) J2EE
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle
7 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking

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 1 (3.33%) Mule
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) InVision
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Broadband
1 2 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.33%) ATM
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Axure RP
1 1 (3.33%) JMeter
1 1 (3.33%) JUnit
1 1 (3.33%) Mockito
1 1 (3.33%) Protractor
1 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.33%) Games
5 1 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Business Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) EPoS Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Cabling Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Report Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) CSS
2 2 (6.67%) CSS3
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) J2EE
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) Ajax
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (3.33%) JDBC
3 1 (3.33%) JMS
3 1 (3.33%) JNDI
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) EPoS
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.33%) DataPower
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
1 4 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
1 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (10.00%) Break/Fix
2 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) Fault Management
3 2 (6.67%) Front End Development
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
3 2 (6.67%) Scrum
3 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.33%) BDD
4 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Multivariate Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) VB
3 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
3 2 (6.67%) VB6
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Basel II
1 1 (3.33%) MiFID
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) SAP
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Cognos
3 1 (3.33%) FNZ
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.33%) Sybase