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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
England / South East
Rank 52 68 54
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14  
Contract jobs citing Retail 283 260 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.61% 2.82% 3.36%
As % of the General category 10.31% 8.19% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 119 169
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +2.90% +0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.75% -28.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.13 £19.25
% change year-on-year +52.38% -31.81%  

Retail is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2745 3176 3380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.97% 34.45% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1498 1717 1741
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 124 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Retail as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +26 107 £425 -5.55% 29
Hampshire +36 69 £450 +28.57% 34
Buckinghamshire -11 49 £463 +8.82% 16
Surrey +14 27 £425 -15.00% 24
West Sussex +1 5 £498 +10.55% 13
East Sussex 0 3 £350 -1.68% 9
Middlesex +3 2 £560 -10.40% 1
Home Counties -5 2 £400 -
Oxfordshire -11 2 £488 +35.41% 11
Kent -1 1 £475 +126.19% 19
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Retail.

1 113 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (20.79%) E-Commerce
3 107 (20.23%) Finance
4 71 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 65 (12.29%) Oracle
6 64 (12.10%) Project Management
7 50 (9.45%) Telecoms
8 48 (9.07%) Microsoft
9 46 (8.70%) SQL
10 41 (7.75%) PRINCE2
10 41 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (7.37%) Java
11 39 (7.37%) Scrum
12 38 (7.18%) SAP
13 37 (6.99%) Degree
14 36 (6.81%) Banking
15 35 (6.62%) Marketing
16 33 (6.24%) MS Excel
17 32 (6.05%) Business Analysis
18 30 (5.67%) Change Management
19 29 (5.48%) JIRA
19 29 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (5.29%) Windows
21 26 (4.91%) JavaScript
22 25 (4.73%) Data Modelling
22 25 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
23 24 (4.54%) TOGAF
24 23 (4.35%) TDD
24 23 (4.35%) ITIL
25 22 (4.16%) CRM

Retail
Top Related 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 14 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.46%) CMS
3 9 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (1.70%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.95%) Confluence
4 5 (0.95%) JBoss
4 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.76%) Anypoint
5 4 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.57%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.38%) Apache
7 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle UPK
8 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.89%) MS Office
4 5 (0.95%) MS Project
5 3 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.65%) SAP Retail
2 12 (2.27%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.38%) BASE24
6 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.38%) Postilion
6 2 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.38%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.27%) Office 365
4 3 (0.57%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.57%) IBM PureFlex
5 2 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.38%) GitHub
5 2 (0.38%) Google Checkout
5 2 (0.38%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.19%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.89%) Firewall
2 8 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (1.32%) MPLS
3 7 (1.32%) NetScaler
3 7 (1.32%) WAN
4 5 (0.95%) Intranet
4 5 (0.95%) LAN
4 5 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.95%) Wireless
5 4 (0.76%) DNS
5 4 (0.76%) Internet
6 3 (0.57%) DHCP
6 3 (0.57%) VoIP
7 2 (0.38%) 3G
7 2 (0.38%) ADSL
7 2 (0.38%) ATM
7 2 (0.38%) BGP
7 2 (0.38%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.38%) HTTP
7 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.46%) Big Data
2 13 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.32%) DB2
6 7 (1.32%) Power BI
7 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.95%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.76%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.57%) Endeca
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.57%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (5.48%) JIRA
2 18 (3.40%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.65%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.27%) Selenium
5 8 (1.51%) Subversion
6 6 (1.13%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.95%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.95%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.76%) Ant
8 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.76%) Maven
9 3 (0.57%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.57%) Bower
9 3 (0.57%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.57%) gulp
9 3 (0.57%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.57%) Hudson
9 3 (0.57%) JUnit
9 3 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 107 (20.23%) Finance
2 50 (9.45%) Telecoms
3 36 (6.81%) Banking
4 35 (6.62%) Marketing
5 21 (3.97%) Automotive
6 15 (2.84%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.89%) Billing
7 10 (1.89%) Legal
8 9 (1.70%) German Language
9 8 (1.51%) Back Office
10 7 (1.32%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.13%) French Language
12 5 (0.95%) Publishing
13 4 (0.76%) Games
13 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.38%) Electronics
15 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.38%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 102 (19.28%) Analyst
2 91 (17.20%) Architect
3 52 (9.83%) Project Manager
4 51 (9.64%) Developer
5 40 (7.56%) Consultant
6 37 (6.99%) Business Analyst
7 34 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (3.59%) Data Analyst
9 15 (2.84%) Technical Leader
10 14 (2.65%) Enterprise Architect
11 13 (2.46%) E-Commerce Architect
11 13 (2.46%) Security Architect
12 12 (2.27%) Infrastructure Manager
12 12 (2.27%) Retail Business Analyst
13 11 (2.08%) Designer
13 11 (2.08%) IT Manager
14 10 (1.89%) Coordinator
14 10 (1.89%) SAP Consultant
15 9 (1.70%) Senior Developer
15 9 (1.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.97%) Web Services
2 20 (3.78%) .NET
2 20 (3.78%) CSS
3 18 (3.40%) XML
4 17 (3.21%) HTML
5 16 (3.02%) jQuery
6 13 (2.46%) REST
7 11 (2.08%) AngularJS
7 11 (2.08%) J2EE
8 9 (1.70%) CSS3
8 9 (1.70%) HTML5
9 8 (1.51%) JSON
9 8 (1.51%) SAML
9 8 (1.51%) Spring
10 7 (1.32%) Node.js
11 5 (0.95%) Middleware
12 4 (0.76%) Entity Framework
12 4 (0.76%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (0.76%) Spring MVC
12 4 (0.76%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.59%) User Experience
3 16 (3.02%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.65%) EPoS
5 13 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.08%) FMCG
8 9 (1.70%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.32%) IVR
10 6 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.13%) Social Media
11 5 (0.95%) PMI
12 4 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.76%) EMV
12 4 (0.76%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.57%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.57%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.57%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.29%) Windows
2 17 (3.21%) Linux
3 14 (2.65%) Unix
4 7 (1.32%) Android
4 7 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.57%) CentOS
6 3 (0.57%) MVS
6 3 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 3 (0.57%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (20.79%) E-Commerce
3 71 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (12.10%) Project Management
5 41 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (7.75%) PRINCE2
6 39 (7.37%) Scrum
7 32 (6.05%) Business Analysis
8 30 (5.67%) Change Management
9 25 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 25 (4.73%) Data Modelling
10 24 (4.54%) TOGAF
11 23 (4.35%) ITIL
11 23 (4.35%) TDD
12 22 (4.16%) CRM
12 22 (4.16%) Data Analysis
13 21 (3.97%) DevOps
14 20 (3.78%) Coaching
14 20 (3.78%) Migration
15 19 (3.59%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.70%) SQL
2 39 (7.37%) Java
3 26 (4.91%) JavaScript
4 15 (2.84%) C#
5 13 (2.46%) PL/SQL
6 10 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.51%) VBScript
8 7 (1.32%) C
8 7 (1.32%) Python
9 5 (0.95%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.95%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.76%) ABAP
11 3 (0.57%) PHP
11 3 (0.57%) Ruby
11 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.57%) VB
12 2 (0.38%) C++
13 1 (0.19%) ES6
13 1 (0.19%) Groovy
13 1 (0.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (6.99%) Degree
2 13 (2.46%) PMI Certification
3 11 (2.08%) APMP
4 10 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.89%) PMP
5 8 (1.51%) CIPD
5 8 (1.51%) CRISC
6 7 (1.32%) CISMP
6 7 (1.32%) ISEB
7 6 (1.13%) CISSP
8 5 (0.95%) CCNP
9 4 (0.76%) CCNA
9 4 (0.76%) CLAS
9 4 (0.76%) GIAC
9 4 (0.76%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.76%) SANS
9 4 (0.76%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.57%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.59%) PMO
2 11 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.89%) QA
4 9 (1.70%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.51%) P3O
6 7 (1.32%) GDPR
6 7 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.32%) SLA
7 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.57%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.38%) IFRS
8 2 (0.38%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.19%) FATCA
9 1 (0.19%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.19%) MiFID
9 1 (0.19%) SDET
9 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.70%) Docker
3 8 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.95%) vCloud
5 2 (0.38%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.32%) AirWatch
1 7 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 5 (0.95%) Puppet
2 5 (0.95%) SCCM
3 3 (0.57%) Ansible
3 3 (0.57%) CA Wily
3 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.38%) MOM
5 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.19%) Netcool
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (12.29%) Oracle
2 48 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.18%) SAP
4 16 (3.02%) Cisco
5 14 (2.65%) Google
6 13 (2.46%) ATG
7 12 (2.27%) Citrix
8 9 (1.70%) Adobe
8 9 (1.70%) VMware
9 8 (1.51%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.51%) HP
9 8 (1.51%) Palo Alto
9 8 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.32%) Avaya
11 6 (1.13%) Cognos
11 6 (1.13%) IBM
11 6 (1.13%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.13%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.95%) F5
12 5 (0.95%) hybris
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