Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 136 148
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12 -34
Contract jobs citing Retail 56 25 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.07% 0.66% 1.19%
As % of the General category 2.65% 1.59% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 41
Scotland median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £319 £155 £275
90th Percentile £471 £388 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £9.31 - -
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.13
% change year-on-year -4.69% +21.90% -25.00%

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 2,110 1,570 2,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.21% 41.27% 46.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,110 887 1,324
Scotland median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £299 £246 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £542
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 19
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £31.85 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.90% +44.77% -26.67%
10th Percentile £10.23 £10.85 £9.52
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.65 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -9 28 £400 +23.08% 5
Edinburgh -9 18 £425 +42.86% 13
West Lothian +2 6 £338 -3.57% 1
Stirling - 2 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £450 -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 20 (35.71%) Java
2 17 (30.36%) JIRA
2 17 (30.36%) Confluence
2 17 (30.36%) Test Automation
3 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 16 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (28.57%) User Experience
3 16 (28.57%) Finance
3 16 (28.57%) CRM
4 15 (26.79%) Eclipse
4 15 (26.79%) DSL
4 15 (26.79%) Regression Testing
4 15 (26.79%) Selenium
4 15 (26.79%) Zephyr
4 15 (26.79%) Appium
4 15 (26.79%) Jenkins
4 15 (26.79%) Scenario Testing
4 15 (26.79%) Test Scripting
4 15 (26.79%) Apple iOS
4 15 (26.79%) Gherkin
5 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.29%) Banking
7 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 8 (14.29%) SQL
7 8 (14.29%) Oracle
8 7 (12.50%) .NET
8 7 (12.50%) HTML

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 17 (30.36%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) Jetty
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.79%) JBoss
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) DSL
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) VLAN
2 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.93%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.36%) Big Data
3 3 (5.36%) MySQL
3 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.79%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.79%) HBase
5 1 (1.79%) Impala
5 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.79%) Redis
5 1 (1.79%) Riak
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) JIRA
2 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 15 (26.79%) Appium
3 15 (26.79%) Eclipse
3 15 (26.79%) Jenkins
3 15 (26.79%) Selenium
3 15 (26.79%) Zephyr
4 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.57%) JBehave
5 2 (3.57%) JMeter
5 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.79%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.79%) GitLab
6 1 (1.79%) Gradle
6 1 (1.79%) Mockito
6 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Developer
2 15 (26.79%) Automation Tester
2 15 (26.79%) Tester
3 12 (21.43%) Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.93%) Developer in Test
6 5 (8.93%) Test Automation Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Transfer Agency Business Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Integration Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Integration Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) Gherkin
2 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) CSS
2 7 (12.50%) HTML
3 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
3 5 (8.93%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.93%) XML
4 4 (7.14%) Ajax
4 4 (7.14%) jQuery
4 4 (7.14%) JSON
5 2 (3.57%) Middleware
5 2 (3.57%) Node.js
5 2 (3.57%) SOAP
5 2 (3.57%) Spring
5 2 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.79%) FreeMarker
6 1 (1.79%) JPA
6 1 (1.79%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) User Experience
2 6 (10.71%) NHS
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.57%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.79%) Derivative
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Test Automation
2 16 (28.57%) CRM
2 16 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (26.79%) Regression Testing
3 15 (26.79%) Scenario Testing
3 15 (26.79%) Test Scripting
4 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
8 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.93%) Project Management
8 5 (8.93%) SDLC
9 4 (7.14%) Change Management
9 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (7.14%) Fund Management
9 4 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (5.36%) PRINCE
10 3 (5.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) Java
2 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 8 (14.29%) SQL
3 6 (10.71%) C#
4 4 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) C++
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) R
5 1 (1.79%) Scala
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
1 3 (5.36%) PMP
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) PhD
2 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) PMO
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Ansible
1 1 (1.79%) Cobbler
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
1 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 8 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) Adobe
2 1 (1.79%) Capita
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco
2 1 (1.79%) Cloudera
2 1 (1.79%) F5
2 1 (1.79%) Hortonworks
2 1 (1.79%) Juniper
2 1 (1.79%) MapR
2 1 (1.79%) Palo Alto
2 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.79%) SAP
2 1 (1.79%) Teradata
2 1 (1.79%) VMware