Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 158 144
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14 -17
Contract jobs citing Retail 55 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.03% 0.72% 1.28%
As % of the General category 2.59% 1.64% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 47
Scotland median daily rate £400 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £217 £133 £269
90th Percentile £521 £403 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £9.31 - -
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £14.45
% change year-on-year -15.63% +10.73% -15.00%

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 2,127 2,067 2,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.85% 43.62% 41.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,040 1,077 1,185
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £260
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 42 24
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £28.80 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.03% +38.80% -30.83%
10th Percentile £10.69 £11.30 £9.56
90th Percentile £49.50 £43.63 £41.90
UK median hourly rate £23.83 £26.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -8.37% +13.43% -4.49%

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 September 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 23 September 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
Edinburgh +11 28 £415 +25.76% 21
Glasgow -9 14 £369 +11.32% 10
West Lothian +11 6 £100 -70.80% 1
Stirling - 3 - -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.82%) Oracle
3 12 (21.82%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (20.00%) HTML
4 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.00%) SQL
5 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.55%) CSS
7 7 (12.73%) Java
7 7 (12.73%) ETL
7 7 (12.73%) NHS
7 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
7 7 (12.73%) NoSQL
8 6 (10.91%) Puppet
8 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (10.91%) HTML5
8 6 (10.91%) Ansible
8 6 (10.91%) Spring
8 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Fund Management
9 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
9 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
9 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.09%) Scrum
9 5 (9.09%) MySQL
9 5 (9.09%) Tomcat
9 5 (9.09%) Docker

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 5 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.27%) JBoss
2 4 (7.27%) Jetty
2 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.64%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) Confluence
4 1 (1.82%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Magento
1 1 (1.82%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.82%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.82%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
2 1 (1.82%) DSL
2 1 (1.82%) SSL
2 1 (1.82%) VLAN
2 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.73%) NoSQL
3 5 (9.09%) MySQL
4 4 (7.27%) Couchbase
4 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
4 4 (7.27%) Redis
4 4 (7.27%) Riak
5 3 (5.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.64%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.82%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.82%) OLAP
7 1 (1.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.27%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.82%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.82%) GitLab
4 1 (1.82%) Hudson
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) RSpec
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Developer
2 16 (29.09%) Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Transfer Agency Business Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Ab Initio Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Process Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (3.64%) React Developer
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) HTML
2 8 (14.55%) CSS
3 6 (10.91%) HTML5
3 6 (10.91%) Spring
4 4 (7.27%) .NET
4 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.27%) Ajax
4 4 (7.27%) Hibernate
4 4 (7.27%) JPA
4 4 (7.27%) jQuery
4 4 (7.27%) JSON
4 4 (7.27%) XML
5 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.45%) CSS3
5 3 (5.45%) Node.js
5 3 (5.45%) React
6 2 (3.64%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.82%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.82%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) NHS
2 5 (9.09%) Cyberattack
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) EPoS
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
1 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (3.64%) Unix
1 2 (3.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Solaris
2 1 (1.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (12.73%) ETL
4 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 5 (9.09%) Fund Management
5 5 (9.09%) Microservices
5 5 (9.09%) Scrum
5 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.27%) BDD
6 4 (7.27%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 4 (7.27%) TDD
7 3 (5.45%) Investment Management
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) Java
3 4 (7.27%) C#
4 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.64%) Java 8
5 2 (3.64%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
6 1 (1.82%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) PMO
2 3 (5.45%) QA
3 2 (3.64%) GDPR
4 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Docker
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Ansible
1 6 (10.91%) Puppet
2 5 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.27%) Cobbler
4 2 (3.64%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.82%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.82%) Xymon
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) Ab Initio
3 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.64%) Talend
4 2 (3.64%) Teradata
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (1.82%) Charles River
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.82%) F5
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Juniper
5 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.82%) Twitter