Period
to 22 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 22 August 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 65 56
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 456 593 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.14% 3.58% 3.75%
As % of the General category 9.04% 10.37% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 362 343
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £268 £279 £175
90th Percentile £646 £625 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £23.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.60% +46.88% +23.08%
10th Percentile £15.75 £17.45 £10.17
90th Percentile £27.05 £31.75 £20.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.88 £14.75
% change year-on-year +10.89% +0.88% +2.08%

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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,047 5,720 6,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.75% 34.50% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,707 3,229 3,332
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +4.35%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £250
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 174 273
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £27.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.45% +39.38% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.85 £50.78 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.00 £22.93 £21.90
% change year-on-year +0.31% +4.70% +4.29%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the South East

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the South East

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the South East over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the South East

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the South East

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the South East over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Retail in the South East

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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
Thames Valley +9 303 £450 +5.88% 84
Berkshire +4 227 £450 +5.88% 32
Hampshire -31 71 £438 -2.78% 56
Buckinghamshire +8 68 £475 +18.75% 41
Surrey -28 44 £525 +3.19% 35
West Sussex +7 21 £500 +5.26% 6
Oxfordshire +24 8 £413 -8.33% 12
Kent -10 6 £450 +28.57% 11
East Sussex 0 5 £300 -40.00% 2
Middlesex +6 3 £476 -2.36%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Retail.

1 123 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (16.67%) Finance
2 76 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 62 (13.60%) SQL
4 60 (13.16%) Microsoft
5 47 (10.31%) Java
5 47 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (10.09%) ITIL
7 44 (9.65%) Telecoms
8 43 (9.43%) Windows
9 42 (9.21%) Oracle
10 41 (8.99%) .NET
10 41 (8.99%) Scrum
11 39 (8.55%) C#
11 39 (8.55%) JIRA
11 39 (8.55%) DevOps
11 39 (8.55%) Microservices
12 37 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (7.68%) Test Automation
14 34 (7.46%) CRM
15 31 (6.80%) Azure
16 30 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
16 30 (6.58%) Web Services
17 29 (6.36%) Project Management
17 29 (6.36%) SAP
17 29 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (6.14%) Marketing
18 28 (6.14%) AWS
18 28 (6.14%) Jenkins
19 27 (5.92%) Analytics

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 23 (5.04%) Confluence
2 12 (2.63%) SAS
3 9 (1.97%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.32%) CICS
4 6 (1.32%) Mule
5 5 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.10%) Drupal
5 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.88%) CMS
6 4 (0.88%) IBM Domino
6 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.66%) Apache
7 3 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.44%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.44%) Liferay
8 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 30 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.75%) SPSS
4 7 (1.54%) InVision
4 7 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.54%) Sketch
5 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.10%) CSG Singleview
2 5 (1.10%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.44%) Magento
4 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.44%) SAP SCM
4 2 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.22%) BPCS
5 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.22%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.22%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.80%) Azure
2 28 (6.14%) AWS
3 21 (4.61%) GCP
4 14 (3.07%) G Suite
5 10 (2.19%) SaaS
6 9 (1.97%) Google Analytics
7 7 (1.54%) Office 365
7 7 (1.54%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.54%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.10%) Google Sheets
9 5 (1.10%) Heroku
10 3 (0.66%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.44%) GitHub
11 2 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.29%) DNS
2 9 (1.97%) WAN
3 8 (1.75%) DHCP
3 8 (1.75%) SSL
4 7 (1.54%) LAN
5 6 (1.32%) DKIM
5 6 (1.32%) DMARC
5 6 (1.32%) Network Security
5 6 (1.32%) SMTP
6 5 (1.10%) Firewall
7 3 (0.66%) HTTP
7 3 (0.66%) MPLS
7 3 (0.66%) Skype
7 3 (0.66%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.66%) Wireless
8 2 (0.44%) Internet
8 2 (0.44%) SAN
8 2 (0.44%) SMS
8 2 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.95%) DB2
3 13 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.41%) BigQuery
5 9 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.97%) SAP HANA
6 8 (1.75%) Base SAS
6 8 (1.75%) Data Lake
6 8 (1.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 7 (1.54%) Power BI
8 6 (1.32%) Big Data
8 6 (1.32%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.88%) MySQL
10 4 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.88%) OLAP
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.66%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 39 (8.55%) JIRA
2 28 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.95%) Bitbucket
4 14 (3.07%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.63%) Selenium
6 9 (1.97%) SoapUI
7 8 (1.75%) Maven
8 5 (1.10%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 4 (0.88%) webpack
10 3 (0.66%) Appium
10 3 (0.66%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.66%) JUnit
10 3 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.44%) Sinon.JS
11 2 (0.44%) Subversion
11 2 (0.44%) Vagrant
General
1 76 (16.67%) Finance
2 44 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.14%) Marketing
4 14 (3.07%) Automotive
5 13 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.75%) Banking
7 7 (1.54%) Billing
8 6 (1.32%) Legal
9 3 (0.66%) Advertising
9 3 (0.66%) Electronics
9 3 (0.66%) French Language
9 3 (0.66%) German Language
9 3 (0.66%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.66%) Retail Finance
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 93 (20.39%) Analyst
2 72 (15.79%) Architect
3 69 (15.13%) Developer
4 37 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 30 (6.58%) Project Manager
6 27 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (4.61%) Designer
8 20 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (3.95%) Software Developer
10 17 (3.73%) .NET Developer
10 17 (3.73%) C# Developer
10 17 (3.73%) Security Architect
11 13 (2.85%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (2.63%) Retail Business Analyst
13 11 (2.41%) Consultant
14 10 (2.19%) IT Analyst
15 9 (1.97%) DevOps Engineer
15 9 (1.97%) E-Commerce Architect
15 9 (1.97%) Test Analyst
15 9 (1.97%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.99%) .NET
2 30 (6.58%) Web Services
3 21 (4.61%) HTML
3 21 (4.61%) REST
4 20 (4.39%) .NET Core
4 20 (4.39%) .NET Framework
5 18 (3.95%) CSS
6 16 (3.51%) WPF
7 13 (2.85%) ASP.NET
8 11 (2.41%) jQuery
8 11 (2.41%) SOAP
9 10 (2.19%) Node.js
9 10 (2.19%) RESTful
10 9 (1.97%) Spring
10 9 (1.97%) WinForms
11 8 (1.75%) Entity Framework
11 8 (1.75%) JSON
11 8 (1.75%) LDAP
11 8 (1.75%) XML
12 7 (1.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.95%) EPoS
3 17 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.73%) User Experience
4 11 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.97%) FMCG
6 8 (1.75%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (1.54%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.10%) VSAM
10 4 (0.88%) PKI
11 3 (0.66%) BYOD
11 3 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.66%) NHS
11 3 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.43%) Windows
2 19 (4.17%) Android
3 17 (3.73%) Windows 10
4 14 (3.07%) Windows 7
5 13 (2.85%) Mac OS
6 10 (2.19%) Linux
7 9 (1.97%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.75%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.10%) MVS
10 4 (0.88%) Unix
10 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 47 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (10.09%) ITIL
5 41 (8.99%) Scrum
6 39 (8.55%) DevOps
6 39 (8.55%) Microservices
7 35 (7.68%) Test Automation
8 34 (7.46%) CRM
9 29 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (6.36%) Project Management
10 27 (5.92%) Analytics
11 25 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 25 (5.48%) ITSM
12 22 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (4.39%) Project Delivery
13 20 (4.39%) Release Management
14 18 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (3.95%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 62 (13.60%) SQL
2 47 (10.31%) Java
3 39 (8.55%) C#
4 26 (5.70%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.51%) PowerShell
5 16 (3.51%) Python
6 13 (2.85%) VBScript
7 11 (2.41%) R
8 8 (1.75%) C
8 8 (1.75%) Java 8
9 6 (1.32%) COBOL
9 6 (1.32%) JCL
9 6 (1.32%) PHP
10 4 (0.88%) Groovy
10 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.88%) VBA
11 3 (0.66%) C++
11 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.44%) ABAP
12 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (3.07%) Degree
2 10 (2.19%) CISSP
3 7 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.10%) CCIE
5 5 (1.10%) CEH
5 5 (1.10%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.10%) MCSE
5 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.88%) ISEB
6 4 (0.88%) SANS
6 4 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.88%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.66%) CCNP
7 3 (0.66%) CIPD
7 3 (0.66%) CISM
7 3 (0.66%) PMP
8 2 (0.44%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.73%) QA
2 15 (3.29%) PMO
3 13 (2.85%) SLA
4 8 (1.75%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.32%) GDPR
6 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.66%) COBIT
7 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.44%) NIST
8 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.04%) Docker
3 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.73%) Ansible
3 13 (2.85%) SCCM
4 12 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.63%) Puppet
5 5 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.10%) Terraform
5 5 (1.10%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (0.88%) PingFederate
7 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.66%) vRealize
8 2 (0.44%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.44%) Nessus
8 2 (0.44%) Oozie
8 2 (0.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (0.22%) Avamar
9 1 (0.22%) Control-M
9 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 60 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.21%) Oracle
3 29 (6.36%) SAP
4 27 (5.92%) Google
5 18 (3.95%) IBM
6 15 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (2.85%) Cisco
8 8 (1.75%) JDA
9 7 (1.54%) Splunk
10 6 (1.32%) Adobe
10 6 (1.32%) hybris
10 6 (1.32%) IronPort
10 6 (1.32%) Qualys
11 5 (1.10%) Ariba
11 5 (1.10%) HP
11 5 (1.10%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.10%) Tableau
11 5 (1.10%) Talend
11 5 (1.10%) webMethods
12 4 (0.88%) ServiceNow