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 24 June 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.

Retailing
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 59 66
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Contract jobs citing Retail 234 282 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.06% 3.16% 2.88%
As % of the General category 8.51% 10.10% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 152 155
Median daily rate £416 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.05% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -21.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £12.50 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -23.80% +31.25%  

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 2751 2793 3256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 36.02% 31.30% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1523 1588 1750
Median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 97 94
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £52.50 £47.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

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 24 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +14 79 £363 -23.68% 23
Buckinghamshire -22 49 £360 -10.00% 11
Hampshire +11 47 £450 +7.46% 26
Surrey -7 24 £350 -6.66% 10
West Sussex +24 14 £475 +26.66% 5
East Sussex +7 9 £473 +14.40%
Oxfordshire -9 4 £305 -12.85% 2
Middlesex +12 2 £264 -36.50%
Kent -11 1 - - 3
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 124 (23.98%) Finance
2 118 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (14.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 76 (14.70%) E-Commerce
4 71 (13.73%) Banking
5 68 (13.15%) Project Management
6 58 (11.22%) Telecoms
7 51 (9.86%) Oracle
7 51 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
8 48 (9.28%) SQL
9 47 (9.09%) Java
10 43 (8.32%) Microsoft
11 39 (7.54%) Scrum
11 39 (7.54%) Degree
12 36 (6.96%) SAP
13 35 (6.77%) JIRA
14 34 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
15 32 (6.19%) Change Management
15 32 (6.19%) Marketing
15 32 (6.19%) TDD
15 32 (6.19%) Test Automation
16 31 (6.00%) Web Services
17 30 (5.80%) JavaScript
17 30 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (5.61%) Git (software)
18 29 (5.61%) PRINCE2
19 28 (5.42%) Windows
19 28 (5.42%) DevOps
20 27 (5.22%) Jenkins

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 15 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.13%) SAS
3 10 (1.93%) CMS
4 8 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.16%) Confluence
5 6 (1.16%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.77%) Anypoint
7 4 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.58%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.39%) Apache
9 2 (0.39%) JBoss
9 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (2.51%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.58%) EngageOne
5 3 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.09%) Oracle Retail
2 13 (2.51%) SAP Retail
3 5 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.77%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.39%) Magento
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.39%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.39%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.19%) Postilion
6 1 (0.19%) Radian6
6 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.19%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.13%) Office 365
3 10 (1.93%) OpenShift
4 9 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.77%) SaaS
6 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.39%) GitHub
7 2 (0.39%) Google Checkout
7 2 (0.39%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.19%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.19%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.32%) Internet
2 7 (1.35%) Intranet
2 7 (1.35%) LAN
2 7 (1.35%) WAN
3 6 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.77%) DNS
4 4 (0.77%) MPLS
5 3 (0.58%) Wireless
6 2 (0.39%) DHCP
6 2 (0.39%) Firewall
6 2 (0.39%) HTTP
6 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.19%) ATM
7 1 (0.19%) Broadband
7 1 (0.19%) DECT
7 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.19%) LDAP
7 1 (0.19%) SMS
7 1 (0.19%) SNMP
7 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.29%) Big Data
3 14 (2.71%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.55%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.77%) Redis
9 4 (0.77%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.58%) Endeca
10 3 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.39%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (0.39%) Cognos Metric Studio
Development Applications
1 35 (6.77%) JIRA
2 29 (5.61%) Git (software)
3 27 (5.22%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.09%) Selenium
5 8 (1.55%) Axure RP
5 8 (1.55%) Cucumber
5 8 (1.55%) GitLab
5 8 (1.55%) Karma Test Runner
5 8 (1.55%) Mocha
5 8 (1.55%) Protractor
5 8 (1.55%) Subversion
5 8 (1.55%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.35%) WebDriver
7 6 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.16%) Calabash
8 5 (0.97%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.77%) Appium
9 4 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.58%) Bower
10 3 (0.58%) gulp
General
1 124 (23.98%) Finance
2 71 (13.73%) Banking
3 58 (11.22%) Telecoms
4 32 (6.19%) Marketing
5 24 (4.64%) Retail Banking
6 14 (2.71%) Corporate Banking
7 13 (2.51%) Automotive
7 13 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.13%) Back Office
9 9 (1.74%) Billing
9 9 (1.74%) Legal
10 6 (1.16%) German Language
11 5 (0.97%) Games
12 4 (0.77%) Electronics
12 4 (0.77%) Law
12 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.58%) Publishing
14 2 (0.39%) Advertising
14 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 84 (16.25%) Analyst
2 73 (14.12%) Architect
3 66 (12.77%) Project Manager
4 45 (8.70%) Developer
5 41 (7.93%) Solutions Architect
6 36 (6.96%) Consultant
7 32 (6.19%) Business Analyst
8 18 (3.48%) IT Manager
9 13 (2.51%) Retail Business Analyst
10 12 (2.32%) Infrastructure Manager
11 11 (2.13%) Automation Tester
11 11 (2.13%) Designer
11 11 (2.13%) Performance Manager
11 11 (2.13%) Test Analyst
11 11 (2.13%) Tester
12 10 (1.93%) IT Analyst
12 10 (1.93%) Technical Leader
13 9 (1.74%) Deployment Manager
13 9 (1.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 9 (1.74%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.00%) Web Services
2 24 (4.64%) REST
3 21 (4.06%) XML
4 18 (3.48%) HTML
5 17 (3.29%) CSS
6 16 (3.09%) AngularJS
7 15 (2.90%) jQuery
8 14 (2.71%) SOAP
9 13 (2.51%) Node.js
10 12 (2.32%) .NET
11 9 (1.74%) JSON
12 8 (1.55%) Chai
12 8 (1.55%) CSS3
12 8 (1.55%) HTML5
12 8 (1.55%) J2EE
13 7 (1.35%) RESTful
14 6 (1.16%) Middleware
14 6 (1.16%) Spring Boot
15 5 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
16 4 (0.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.87%) FMCG
3 18 (3.48%) User Experience
4 15 (2.90%) EPoS
4 15 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.74%) Credit Risk
7 8 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.97%) PMI
9 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (0.77%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.77%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.77%) Social Media
10 3 (0.58%) CCTV
10 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.58%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.42%) Windows
2 13 (2.51%) Linux
3 10 (1.93%) Unix
4 7 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.16%) Android
5 6 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.97%) AIX
7 4 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.39%) MVS
9 2 (0.39%) SUSE
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.19%) CentOS
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (14.70%) E-Commerce
2 76 (14.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 68 (13.15%) Project Management
4 39 (7.54%) Scrum
5 32 (6.19%) Change Management
5 32 (6.19%) TDD
5 32 (6.19%) Test Automation
6 30 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (5.61%) PRINCE2
8 28 (5.42%) DevOps
9 26 (5.03%) Business Analysis
10 25 (4.84%) Programme Management
11 24 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (4.45%) ITIL
12 23 (4.45%) TOGAF
13 22 (4.26%) BDD
14 20 (3.87%) Analytics
14 20 (3.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (9.28%) SQL
2 47 (9.09%) Java
3 30 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.09%) C#
5 10 (1.93%) PL/SQL
5 10 (1.93%) Ruby
6 9 (1.74%) Python
7 8 (1.55%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.35%) VB
9 6 (1.16%) C++
10 5 (0.97%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.77%) ABAP
11 4 (0.77%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.58%) C
12 3 (0.58%) PHP
12 3 (0.58%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.58%) VBScript
13 2 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (7.54%) Degree
2 16 (3.09%) PMI Certification
3 14 (2.71%) ISEB
4 9 (1.74%) APMP
5 8 (1.55%) PMP
6 7 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.97%) CIPD
8 5 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.97%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.97%) PgMP
8 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.77%) CCNP
9 4 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.39%) ACCA
10 2 (0.39%) CCIE
10 2 (0.39%) CIMA
10 2 (0.39%) CISSP
10 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.87%) PMO
2 15 (2.90%) QA
3 9 (1.74%) GDPR
3 9 (1.74%) IFRS
3 9 (1.74%) IFRS 9
4 8 (1.55%) P3O
5 7 (1.35%) Basel II
6 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.58%) SLA
7 3 (0.58%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.39%) MiFID
9 1 (0.19%) COBIT
9 1 (0.19%) FATCA
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (2.51%) Docker
2 6 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.19%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.58%) Marathon
1 3 (0.58%) Mesos
1 3 (0.58%) Puppet
1 3 (0.58%) SCCM
2 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.39%) Ansible
2 2 (0.39%) CA Wily
2 2 (0.39%) MOM
2 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.19%) PowerCLI
3 1 (0.19%) Salt
3 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (9.86%) Oracle
2 43 (8.32%) Microsoft
3 36 (6.96%) SAP
4 22 (4.26%) IBM
5 10 (1.93%) Google
6 9 (1.74%) VMware
7 8 (1.55%) Twitter
8 7 (1.35%) HP
8 7 (1.35%) hybris
9 6 (1.16%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.97%) Adobe
10 5 (0.97%) Cisco
10 5 (0.97%) Citrix
10 5 (0.97%) Cognos
11 4 (0.77%) Remedy
11 4 (0.77%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.58%) ATG
12 3 (0.58%) Splunk
12 3 (0.58%) Tableau
12 3 (0.58%) webMethods
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 15 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 11 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago