Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 60 49
Rank change year-on-year -15 -11 +13
Contract jobs citing Retail 513 615 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.08% 3.65% 3.81%
As % of the General category 9.97% 10.36% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 392 412
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +0.60%
10th Percentile £263 £163 £105
90th Percentile £626 £650 £588
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 6
South East median hourly rate £25.25 £14.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.19% +9.26% -18.18%
10th Percentile £19.33 £11.25 £11.88
90th Percentile £32.18 £19.00 £28.00
England median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year -12.90% -4.85% +1.81%

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 5,148 5,936 5,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.92% 35.26% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,940 3,238 3,101
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 199 238
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.25 £11.68
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £46.83
England median hourly rate £24.11 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.45% +2.00% -

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 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
Thames Valley -5 287 £425 - 90
Berkshire -14 189 £425 -2.86% 35
Surrey +19 117 £505 +18.82% 32
Buckinghamshire +17 75 £425 +3.66% 37
Hampshire -44 75 £463 +17.46% 40
Oxfordshire +16 24 £450 +2.86% 18
West Sussex -21 12 £525 +27.27% 6
Kent -9 7 £144 -46.51% 16
Middlesex +7 5 £550 +83.33% 1
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Retail.

1 191 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (24.95%) Finance
3 101 (19.69%) E-Commerce
4 68 (13.26%) Project Management
5 67 (13.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (12.28%) Scrum
7 59 (11.50%) SDLC
8 50 (9.75%) Oracle
9 49 (9.55%) SQL
10 48 (9.36%) Marketing
11 46 (8.97%) JavaScript
12 45 (8.77%) Microsoft
13 40 (7.80%) HTML
14 39 (7.60%) ITIL
15 37 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (7.02%) Degree
16 36 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
17 35 (6.82%) PRINCE2
17 35 (6.82%) Java
17 35 (6.82%) Web Services
18 34 (6.63%) .NET
18 34 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
19 33 (6.43%) Test Automation
19 33 (6.43%) Windows
19 33 (6.43%) PMO
20 31 (6.04%) TDD
20 31 (6.04%) Waterfall
21 30 (5.85%) Active Directory
22 29 (5.65%) JIRA
23 28 (5.46%) Continuous Integration

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 16 (3.12%) Confluence
2 8 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (1.56%) SAS
3 7 (1.36%) Apache
3 7 (1.36%) Mule
3 7 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
3 7 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.17%) CMS
4 6 (1.17%) Liferay
5 4 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.78%) IBM Domino
6 3 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.58%) JBoss
6 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.39%) IIS
7 2 (0.39%) Kentico
7 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.39%) InDesign
7 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.17%) SAP SD
3 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.78%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.58%) Sonata
5 3 (0.58%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.39%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.19%) Sage BI
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.51%) Office 365
4 10 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.95%) npm
5 6 (1.17%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.58%) G Suite
6 3 (0.58%) Serverless
7 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Apple Pay
8 1 (0.19%) BlueKai
8 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.19%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Samsung Pay
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.14%) LAN
2 10 (1.95%) WAN
3 8 (1.56%) Wireless
4 7 (1.36%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.17%) DNS
6 4 (0.78%) ADSL
6 4 (0.78%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.78%) Firewall
6 4 (0.78%) Internet
6 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.58%) DHCP
7 3 (0.58%) VoIP
8 2 (0.39%) ATM
8 2 (0.39%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.39%) HTTP
9 1 (0.19%) Broadband
9 1 (0.19%) Converged Networks
9 1 (0.19%) DKIM
9 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.51%) Big Data
4 17 (3.31%) Data Lake
5 16 (3.12%) DB2
5 16 (3.12%) Hadoop
6 12 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.14%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.95%) Power BI
9 7 (1.36%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.36%) OLAP
9 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.97%) MySQL
10 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
11 4 (0.78%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (5.65%) JIRA
2 21 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.56%) Mocha
5 7 (1.36%) Grunt
5 7 (1.36%) Jasmine
5 7 (1.36%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (1.17%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.17%) JUnit
6 6 (1.17%) Maven
6 6 (1.17%) Mercurial
7 5 (0.97%) gulp
8 4 (0.78%) Gradle
8 4 (0.78%) IntelliJ
8 4 (0.78%) Selenium
8 4 (0.78%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.78%) webpack
9 3 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 128 (24.95%) Finance
2 48 (9.36%) Marketing
3 28 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.70%) Banking
5 14 (2.73%) Automotive
6 13 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.75%) Legal
8 6 (1.17%) German Language
9 4 (0.78%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.58%) Games
11 2 (0.39%) Back Office
11 2 (0.39%) Billing
11 2 (0.39%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.39%) French Language
11 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.39%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Avionics
12 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 97 (18.91%) Analyst
2 92 (17.93%) Developer
3 82 (15.98%) Project Manager
4 48 (9.36%) Architect
5 38 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 23 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (3.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 20 (3.90%) Scrum Master
8 19 (3.70%) IT Manager
9 18 (3.51%) .NET Developer
10 17 (3.31%) C# Developer
10 17 (3.31%) Consultant
11 16 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (3.12%) Java Developer
12 15 (2.92%) Delivery Manager
13 14 (2.73%) Senior Developer
14 13 (2.53%) IT Project Manager
14 13 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (2.53%) Service Analyst
14 13 (2.53%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.80%) HTML
2 35 (6.82%) Web Services
3 34 (6.63%) .NET
4 28 (5.46%) AngularJS
5 25 (4.87%) CSS
6 19 (3.70%) Node.js
6 19 (3.70%) React
7 17 (3.31%) REST
8 15 (2.92%) .NET Framework
8 15 (2.92%) CSS3
8 15 (2.92%) RESTful
8 15 (2.92%) SOAP
9 14 (2.73%) HTML5
9 14 (2.73%) Middleware
10 13 (2.53%) ASP.NET
10 13 (2.53%) Entity Framework
11 10 (1.95%) Apache Camel
11 10 (1.95%) Sass
11 10 (1.95%) XML
12 9 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.51%) User Experience
3 16 (3.12%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.12%) EPoS
4 15 (2.92%) NHS
5 13 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.17%) FMCG
10 4 (0.78%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.58%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.58%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.39%) iPad
12 2 (0.39%) RIA
12 2 (0.39%) Social Media
12 2 (0.39%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.43%) Windows
2 12 (2.34%) Linux
3 10 (1.95%) Android
4 9 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.56%) Unix
5 8 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.78%) AIX
7 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.39%) MVS
7 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (19.69%) E-Commerce
3 68 (13.26%) Project Management
4 67 (13.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 63 (12.28%) Scrum
6 59 (11.50%) SDLC
7 39 (7.60%) ITIL
8 37 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (6.82%) PRINCE2
10 33 (6.43%) Test Automation
11 31 (6.04%) TDD
11 31 (6.04%) Waterfall
12 28 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (4.87%) Data Management
15 24 (4.68%) CRM
15 24 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (4.48%) Business Analysis
16 23 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (4.48%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (9.55%) SQL
2 46 (8.97%) JavaScript
3 35 (6.82%) Java
4 28 (5.46%) C#
5 16 (3.12%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.53%) Java 8
7 11 (2.14%) Python
8 10 (1.95%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.17%) C
9 6 (1.17%) Java 9
9 6 (1.17%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.97%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.58%) C++
12 3 (0.58%) LotusScript
12 3 (0.58%) VBA
13 2 (0.39%) COBOL
13 2 (0.39%) JCL
13 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (7.02%) Degree
2 12 (2.34%) PMP
3 10 (1.95%) PMI Certification
4 8 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.36%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.36%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.17%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.78%) CCNA
8 4 (0.78%) ISEB
8 4 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.39%) CISSP
9 2 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.39%) SANS
10 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.43%) PMO
2 25 (4.87%) QA
3 15 (2.92%) Data Quality
4 13 (2.53%) GDPR
5 10 (1.95%) SLA
6 6 (1.17%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.39%) COBIT
7 2 (0.39%) IFRS
8 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.14%) Docker
3 11 (2.14%) vSphere
4 4 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.39%) Dovecot
5 2 (0.39%) Postfix
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (2.92%) SCCM
2 4 (0.78%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.78%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.58%) Ansible
3 3 (0.58%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.39%) Ambari
4 2 (0.39%) Ganglia
4 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.39%) MOM
4 2 (0.39%) Nagios
4 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.39%) Terraform
5 1 (0.19%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.19%) Nessus
5 1 (0.19%) Oozie
5 1 (0.19%) Puppet
5 1 (0.19%) Salt
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (9.75%) Oracle
2 45 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.48%) SAP
4 22 (4.29%) Cisco
5 21 (4.09%) HP
6 19 (3.70%) Adobe
7 17 (3.31%) Ab Initio
8 16 (3.12%) VMware
9 12 (2.34%) hybris
9 12 (2.34%) IBM
10 7 (1.36%) Google
10 7 (1.36%) Talend
10 7 (1.36%) WSO2
11 6 (1.17%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.97%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 5 (0.97%) Informatica
12 5 (0.97%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.97%) Tableau
13 4 (0.78%) Demandware