Period
to 22 September 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 22 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 56 49
Rank change year-on-year -14 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing Retail 536 585 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.27% 3.57% 3.83%
As % of the General category 10.10% 9.86% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 355 406
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.58% +7.72%
10th Percentile £266 £215 £159
90th Percentile £624 £650 £588
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
South East median hourly rate £20.75 £17.00 £13.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.06% +29.52% -22.79%
10th Percentile £16.60 £10.32 £11.63
90th Percentile £30.75 £20.00 £32.38
England median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £14.45
% change year-on-year -15.63% +10.73% -17.43%

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 5,308 5,931 5,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.36% 36.15% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,037 3,280 3,222
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 208 220
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £22.38 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.26% +10.49% +1.25%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.11 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.05
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.87% +0.74%

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 September 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 22 September 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 22 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
Thames Valley -11 287 £425 - 89
Berkshire -11 191 £425 -5.56% 45
Surrey +31 102 £505 +34.67% 34
Hampshire -12 96 £444 +4.41% 79
Buckinghamshire +6 78 £413 +17.44% 28
West Sussex 0 24 £475 +5.56% 10
Oxfordshire +3 18 £450 -12.62% 16
Kent +7 13 £313 -19.35% 12
Middlesex +13 8 £475 +34.94%
East Sussex -6 2 £500 +70.94% 8
Retail
England

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

1 160 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (25.75%) Finance
3 104 (19.40%) Project Management
4 89 (16.60%) E-Commerce
5 74 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 73 (13.62%) Marketing
7 58 (10.82%) Microsoft
8 52 (9.70%) SDLC
9 51 (9.51%) Oracle
10 50 (9.33%) PRINCE2
11 48 (8.96%) ITIL
12 46 (8.58%) Degree
12 46 (8.58%) Business Analysis
12 46 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
13 45 (8.40%) JavaScript
14 43 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (7.84%) Waterfall
16 39 (7.28%) Scrum
17 38 (7.09%) Windows
18 37 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
19 36 (6.72%) PMO
19 36 (6.72%) Active Directory
20 34 (6.34%) SQL
20 34 (6.34%) SAP
20 34 (6.34%) Migration
20 34 (6.34%) Telecoms
20 34 (6.34%) Analytics
21 33 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
21 33 (6.16%) HTML
22 31 (5.78%) Java

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 8 (1.49%) Apache
1 8 (1.49%) Confluence
2 7 (1.31%) SAS
2 7 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.93%) JBoss
3 5 (0.93%) Liferay
4 4 (0.75%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.75%) IIS
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.75%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.56%) CMS
5 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.56%) IBM Domino
5 3 (0.56%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.56%) Mule
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (3.36%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.31%) SAP SD
2 5 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.93%) SAP MM
2 5 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.56%) Sonata
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.37%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.19%) Sage BI
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.54%) Office 365
4 14 (2.61%) SaaS
5 11 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.05%) PaaS
6 6 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.75%) npm
8 2 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) IaaS
8 2 (0.37%) Serverless
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.19%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.24%) LAN
2 11 (2.05%) WAN
2 11 (2.05%) Wireless
3 8 (1.49%) DNS
4 7 (1.31%) DHCP
4 7 (1.31%) Firewall
4 7 (1.31%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.12%) Internet
6 5 (0.93%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.75%) ADSL
7 4 (0.75%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.56%) Network Security
8 3 (0.56%) SMS
8 3 (0.56%) VoIP
9 2 (0.37%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.37%) Broadband
9 2 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (4.29%) Big Data
3 21 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 18 (3.36%) Hadoop
5 14 (2.61%) Data Lake
6 12 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.05%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.31%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.31%) DB2
9 7 (1.31%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.31%) OLAP
9 7 (1.31%) Power BI
9 7 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.12%) MySQL
11 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.75%) Qlik Sense
12 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (3.92%) JIRA
2 13 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.31%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.12%) Subversion
5 5 (0.93%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.93%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.56%) Appium
7 3 (0.56%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.56%) JMeter
7 3 (0.56%) JUnit
7 3 (0.56%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.56%) Maven
7 3 (0.56%) Selenium
7 3 (0.56%) webpack
7 3 (0.56%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.37%) Grunt
8 2 (0.37%) gulp
8 2 (0.37%) Jasmine
General
1 138 (25.75%) Finance
2 73 (13.62%) Marketing
3 34 (6.34%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.54%) Banking
5 14 (2.61%) Legal
6 12 (2.24%) Automotive
6 12 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.68%) German Language
8 7 (1.31%) Dutch Language
9 5 (0.93%) Billing
9 5 (0.93%) French Language
10 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Games
11 3 (0.56%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.37%) Advertising
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) Electronics
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 107 (19.96%) Project Manager
2 106 (19.78%) Analyst
3 65 (12.13%) Developer
4 51 (9.51%) Business Analyst
5 48 (8.96%) Architect
6 32 (5.97%) IT Manager
7 28 (5.22%) Consultant
8 19 (3.54%) Retail Business Analyst
9 18 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
10 15 (2.80%) IT Project Manager
10 15 (2.80%) Programme Manager
10 15 (2.80%) Service Analyst
10 15 (2.80%) Software Manager
11 14 (2.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (2.43%) React Developer
13 12 (2.24%) Data Analyst
14 11 (2.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (2.05%) Java Developer
14 11 (2.05%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.16%) HTML
2 30 (5.60%) CSS
3 21 (3.92%) Web Services
4 20 (3.73%) React
5 17 (3.17%) .NET
5 17 (3.17%) AngularJS
5 17 (3.17%) HTML5
6 16 (2.99%) CSS3
7 14 (2.61%) RESTful
8 12 (2.24%) Node.js
8 12 (2.24%) SOAP
9 10 (1.87%) Middleware
9 10 (1.87%) XML
10 9 (1.68%) Sass
10 9 (1.68%) Spring
11 8 (1.49%) J2EE
11 8 (1.49%) jQuery
11 8 (1.49%) Kafka
11 8 (1.49%) LESS
11 8 (1.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.36%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.17%) EPoS
4 16 (2.99%) NHS
4 16 (2.99%) User Experience
5 13 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.68%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.49%) FMCG
10 6 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.93%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.75%) Smart Home
12 4 (0.75%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.56%) AS400
13 3 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.09%) Windows
2 13 (2.43%) Linux
2 13 (2.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.05%) Unix
4 9 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.49%) Android
6 7 (1.31%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.93%) AIX
9 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.37%) MVS
10 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.19%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) SUSE
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (19.40%) Project Management
3 89 (16.60%) E-Commerce
4 74 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (9.70%) SDLC
6 50 (9.33%) PRINCE2
7 48 (8.96%) ITIL
8 46 (8.58%) Business Analysis
9 43 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (7.84%) Waterfall
11 39 (7.28%) Scrum
12 37 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (6.34%) Analytics
13 34 (6.34%) Migration
14 31 (5.78%) Programme Management
14 31 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
16 26 (4.85%) DevOps
16 26 (4.85%) Logistics
17 25 (4.66%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 45 (8.40%) JavaScript
2 34 (6.34%) SQL
3 31 (5.78%) Java
4 12 (2.24%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.05%) C#
6 9 (1.68%) Python
7 5 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.93%) Java 8
7 5 (0.93%) PHP
7 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.75%) TypeScript
8 4 (0.75%) VBA
9 3 (0.56%) C++
9 3 (0.56%) Java 9
9 3 (0.56%) LotusScript
10 2 (0.37%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.37%) COBOL
10 2 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 46 (8.58%) Degree
2 18 (3.36%) PMI Certification
3 17 (3.17%) PMP
4 11 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.68%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.31%) PgMP
7 6 (1.12%) ISEB
7 6 (1.12%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.12%) MCSA
7 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.75%) CCNA
9 4 (0.75%) MCSE
9 4 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.56%) CCIE
10 3 (0.56%) CISA
10 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.72%) PMO
2 28 (5.22%) QA
3 20 (3.73%) Data Quality
4 19 (3.54%) SLA
5 17 (3.17%) GDPR
6 13 (2.43%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.37%) COBIT
7 2 (0.37%) IFRS
7 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 36 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.05%) vSphere
4 9 (1.68%) Docker
5 4 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.37%) Dovecot
6 2 (0.37%) Postfix
7 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) GPFS
7 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (3.36%) SCCM
2 5 (0.93%) Terraform
3 4 (0.75%) Ansible
3 4 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.37%) Ambari
4 2 (0.37%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.37%) Ganglia
4 2 (0.37%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.37%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.37%) MOM
4 2 (0.37%) Nagios
4 2 (0.37%) Nessus
4 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.37%) Puppet
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.19%) QRadar
Vendors
1 58 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.51%) Oracle
3 34 (6.34%) SAP
4 25 (4.66%) Cisco
5 22 (4.10%) HP
6 17 (3.17%) VMware
7 16 (2.99%) IBM
8 15 (2.80%) hybris
9 13 (2.43%) Adobe
10 12 (2.24%) Ab Initio
11 7 (1.31%) Google
11 7 (1.31%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.31%) Remedy
12 6 (1.12%) Citrix
12 6 (1.12%) JDA
12 6 (1.12%) Meraki
12 6 (1.12%) Sitecore
12 6 (1.12%) Talend
13 5 (0.93%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.93%) Tableau