Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 64 44
Rank change year-on-year -12 -20 +11
Contract jobs citing Retail 493 551 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.08% 3.32% 4.20%
As % of the General category 10.10% 9.74% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 369 416
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £222 £105
90th Percentile £638 £625 £608
England median daily rate £458 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.67% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 6
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.03% +9.26% -3.57%
10th Percentile £15.38 £11.25 £11.88
90th Percentile £21.06 £18.00 £28.00
England median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £16.90
% change year-on-year -17.65% +0.62% +20.68%

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 4,880 5,658 5,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.47% 34.11% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,772 3,102 2,849
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £220
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 172 215
South East median hourly rate £34.75 £24.01 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -5.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.80 £11.33
90th Percentile £54.13 £48.68 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 +1 303 £438 +2.94% 94
Berkshire -3 197 £450 +5.88% 47
Surrey +14 89 £513 +2.50% 32
Buckinghamshire +8 85 £423 -0.59% 30
Hampshire -50 72 £456 +1.39% 37
Oxfordshire +43 22 £475 +28.81% 17
West Sussex -16 11 £525 +10.53% 6
Kent +10 7 £275 +83.33% 16
Middlesex +3 3 £550 +61.76%
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 176 (35.70%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (21.50%) Finance
3 87 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 71 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 63 (12.78%) SQL
6 61 (12.37%) Scrum
7 56 (11.36%) Oracle
8 44 (8.92%) Project Management
9 43 (8.72%) JavaScript
10 42 (8.52%) SDLC
11 39 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (7.10%) Java
14 33 (6.69%) HTML
14 33 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (6.69%) Degree
15 32 (6.49%) Marketing
15 32 (6.49%) Microsoft
15 32 (6.49%) Windows
16 31 (6.29%) ITIL
16 31 (6.29%) Telecoms
16 31 (6.29%) TDD
17 30 (6.09%) Kanban
17 30 (6.09%) C#
17 30 (6.09%) AngularJS
17 30 (6.09%) Test Automation
17 30 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
18 29 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
18 29 (5.88%) .NET
18 29 (5.88%) Web Services

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 18 (3.65%) Confluence
2 15 (3.04%) SAS
3 8 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.42%) CMS
4 7 (1.42%) Mule
4 7 (1.42%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (1.01%) Apache
5 5 (1.01%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.01%) IBM Domino
6 3 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.61%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.61%) Kentico
6 3 (0.61%) nginx
6 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.41%) IIS
7 2 (0.41%) JBoss
7 2 (0.41%) Liferay
7 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.61%) InVision
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.41%) InDesign
7 2 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.65%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.61%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.20%) BusinessWare
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.20%) Sage BI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.03%) Office 365
4 9 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (1.83%) npm
4 9 (1.83%) Serverless
5 8 (1.62%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.61%) G Suite
8 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.41%) GitHub
8 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.41%) SaaS
9 1 (0.20%) BlueKai
9 1 (0.20%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.83%) LAN
1 9 (1.83%) WAN
1 9 (1.83%) Wireless
2 7 (1.42%) Firewall
3 5 (1.01%) DNS
3 5 (1.01%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.61%) Network Security
5 2 (0.41%) ADSL
5 2 (0.41%) ATM
5 2 (0.41%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.41%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.41%) HSRP
5 2 (0.41%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.41%) VLAN
5 2 (0.41%) VPN
5 2 (0.41%) VRRP
5 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.20%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.65%) Big Data
3 18 (3.65%) DB2
3 18 (3.65%) Hadoop
4 16 (3.25%) Data Lake
5 14 (2.84%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.43%) Power BI
6 12 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.23%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.03%) Apache Hive
8 10 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.83%) OLAP
10 7 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.01%) MySQL
11 5 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (1.01%) QlikView
12 4 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 29 (5.88%) JIRA
2 23 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.83%) Mercurial
5 7 (1.42%) Grunt
5 7 (1.42%) Jasmine
5 7 (1.42%) Maven
5 7 (1.42%) Mocha
6 5 (1.01%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.01%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.01%) gulp
6 5 (1.01%) JUnit
6 5 (1.01%) Selenium
6 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.81%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.81%) webpack
8 3 (0.61%) IntelliJ
General
1 106 (21.50%) Finance
2 32 (6.49%) Marketing
3 31 (6.29%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.85%) Banking
5 16 (3.25%) Automotive
6 10 (2.03%) Legal
6 10 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.62%) Billing
7 8 (1.62%) German Language
8 4 (0.81%) Games
9 2 (0.41%) Advertising
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.41%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) Avionics
10 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (20.69%) Analyst
1 102 (20.69%) Developer
2 66 (13.39%) Project Manager
3 44 (8.92%) Architect
4 40 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 27 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (4.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 19 (3.85%) C# Developer
8 18 (3.65%) .NET Developer
8 18 (3.65%) Scrum Master
9 17 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 16 (3.25%) Data Analyst
11 15 (3.04%) Java Developer
12 14 (2.84%) Consultant
12 14 (2.84%) Service Analyst
13 12 (2.43%) Delivery Manager
13 12 (2.43%) React Developer
14 11 (2.23%) IT Manager
15 10 (2.03%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.69%) HTML
2 30 (6.09%) AngularJS
3 29 (5.88%) .NET
3 29 (5.88%) Web Services
4 23 (4.67%) Node.js
5 21 (4.26%) REST
6 20 (4.06%) CSS
7 16 (3.25%) React
8 15 (3.04%) Middleware
9 14 (2.84%) .NET Framework
10 13 (2.64%) CSS3
10 13 (2.64%) Entity Framework
10 13 (2.64%) RESTful
10 13 (2.64%) SOAP
11 12 (2.43%) ASP.NET
12 11 (2.23%) HTML5
12 11 (2.23%) Sass
12 11 (2.23%) XML
13 9 (1.83%) ASP.NET Core
14 8 (1.62%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.06%) EPoS
2 20 (4.06%) User Experience
3 17 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.23%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.03%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.42%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.22%) NHS
8 6 (1.22%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.01%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.81%) FMCG
11 3 (0.61%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.41%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.41%) BYOD
12 2 (0.41%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.41%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.41%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.49%) Windows
2 14 (2.84%) Linux
3 11 (2.23%) Windows 10
4 10 (2.03%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.62%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.62%) Unix
6 7 (1.42%) Android
7 5 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.81%) AIX
9 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.41%) CentOS
10 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.41%) MVS
10 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.41%) VMS
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (35.70%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 71 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (12.37%) Scrum
5 44 (8.92%) Project Management
6 42 (8.52%) SDLC
7 39 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (6.29%) ITIL
9 31 (6.29%) TDD
10 30 (6.09%) Kanban
10 30 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (6.09%) Test Automation
11 29 (5.88%) ETL
12 28 (5.68%) DevOps
12 28 (5.68%) User Stories
13 27 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (5.48%) Unit Testing
14 26 (5.27%) Waterfall
15 25 (5.07%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (12.78%) SQL
2 43 (8.72%) JavaScript
3 35 (7.10%) Java
4 30 (6.09%) C#
5 16 (3.25%) Java 8
6 13 (2.64%) Python
7 12 (2.43%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.83%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.83%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.83%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.22%) C
9 6 (1.22%) Java 9
9 6 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.61%) C++
10 3 (0.61%) JCL
10 3 (0.61%) LotusScript
10 3 (0.61%) Scala
11 2 (0.41%) COBOL
11 2 (0.41%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 33 (6.69%) Degree
2 10 (2.03%) PMP
3 9 (1.83%) PMI Certification
4 7 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.01%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.01%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.61%) CISSP
8 3 (0.61%) ISEB
8 3 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.41%) CCNA
9 2 (0.41%) CISM
9 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.41%) SANS
10 1 (0.20%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.87%) PMO
2 19 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 19 (3.85%) QA
3 13 (2.64%) GDPR
4 11 (2.23%) SLA
5 4 (0.81%) COBIT
5 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.23%) Docker
3 5 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.61%) vSphere
5 2 (0.41%) Dovecot
5 2 (0.41%) Postfix
5 2 (0.41%) XenApp
6 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (1.22%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.01%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.81%) Ansible
3 4 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.81%) SCCM
3 4 (0.81%) Terraform
4 3 (0.61%) Puppet
5 2 (0.41%) Ambari
5 2 (0.41%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.41%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.41%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.41%) MOM
5 2 (0.41%) Nagios
6 1 (0.20%) Consul
6 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.20%) Nessus
6 1 (0.20%) Oozie
6 1 (0.20%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 56 (11.36%) Oracle
2 32 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.26%) Ab Initio
3 21 (4.26%) SAP
4 18 (3.65%) Adobe
5 11 (2.23%) hybris
5 11 (2.23%) IBM
5 11 (2.23%) Talend
6 10 (2.03%) Cisco
6 10 (2.03%) Informatica
7 8 (1.62%) HP
7 8 (1.62%) WSO2
8 6 (1.22%) Google
8 6 (1.22%) JDA
8 6 (1.22%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.01%) MapR
9 5 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.01%) VMware