Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 60 63
Rank change year-on-year -61 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 70 489 614
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 3.29% 3.63%
As % of the General category 4.32% 9.51% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 240 373
Median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £159 £274 £279
90th Percentile £568 £638 £619
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Median hourly rate £10.00 £17.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.03% -18.82% +25.00%
England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.72% +9.50% +3.45%

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 1,621 5,140 5,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.93% 34.58% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 2,782 3,259
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.30%
10th Percentile £238 £269 £257
90th Percentile £613 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 219 182
Median hourly rate £30.29 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.50 £13.12
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.50 £50.93
Median hourly rate £31.20 £23.03 £22.93
% change year-on-year +35.44% +0.45% +4.70%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Retail as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Retail in the South East

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail in the South East over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in the South East

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail in the South East.

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 10 August 2020. 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 -41 41 £423 -6.11% 21
Berkshire -37 28 £425 -2.02% 11
Surrey +43 16 £400 -30.43% 11
Buckinghamshire -9 11 £400 -15.79% 7
Hampshire +13 9 £388 -8.82% 10
Oxfordshire +38 2 £380 -10.59% 3
Middlesex +9 2 - - 1
Kent +28 1 £114 -75.51% 1
West Sussex +20 1 £100 -80.00% 1
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (15.71%) Project Management
3 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (15.71%) Analytics
4 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 10 (14.29%) Finance
4 10 (14.29%) Requirements Gathering
5 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (12.86%) Windows
5 9 (12.86%) Scrum
6 8 (11.43%) C#
7 7 (10.00%) HTML
7 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (10.00%) SAP
7 7 (10.00%) Automotive
7 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
7 7 (10.00%) JIRA
7 7 (10.00%) User Experience
7 7 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 7 (10.00%) Marketing
7 7 (10.00%) Degree
7 7 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.57%) JSON
8 6 (8.57%) SOLID
8 6 (8.57%) Data Analytics
8 6 (8.57%) User Stories
8 6 (8.57%) Borland
8 6 (8.57%) VCL

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 5 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 5 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) Apache
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) Chatbot
4 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SAP Hybris
1 3 (4.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (2.86%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Azure
2 4 (5.71%) Power Platform
3 3 (4.29%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (2.86%) AWS
4 2 (2.86%) GCP
4 2 (2.86%) Office 365
5 1 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) LAN
1 2 (2.86%) Skype
1 2 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (1.43%) Broadband
2 1 (1.43%) DKIM
2 1 (1.43%) DMARC
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
2 1 (1.43%) Network Security
2 1 (1.43%) SMTP
2 1 (1.43%) SNMP
2 1 (1.43%) SSL
2 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Power BI
2 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.86%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.43%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
1 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.00%) Automotive
2 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 7 (10.00%) Marketing
3 4 (5.71%) Law
4 3 (4.29%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Analyst
1 15 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 12 (17.14%) Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Business Analyst
4 10 (14.29%) Architect
5 7 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.57%) Delphi Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Digital Project Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Administrator
8 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Fraud Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Fraud Data Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.29%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) SAP Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Senior IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) HTML
2 6 (8.57%) JSON
2 6 (8.57%) VCL
2 6 (8.57%) XML
3 2 (2.86%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.43%) HTML5
4 1 (1.43%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.43%) REST
4 1 (1.43%) SOAP
4 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.00%) User Experience
3 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.71%) EPoS
5 3 (4.29%) FMCG
6 2 (2.86%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (2.86%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (2.86%) mPOS
7 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) AIX
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (15.71%) Analytics
3 11 (15.71%) Project Management
3 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (14.29%) Requirements Gathering
5 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (12.86%) Scrum
6 7 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (8.57%) Data Analytics
7 6 (8.57%) Iteration Planning
7 6 (8.57%) SOLID
7 6 (8.57%) User Stories
8 5 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (7.14%) Change Control
8 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
9 4 (5.71%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.71%) CRM
9 4 (5.71%) ERP
9 4 (5.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) C#
2 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.57%) Delphi
4 5 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.43%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) Python
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) PMP
3 1 (1.43%) CEH
3 1 (1.43%) CISM
3 1 (1.43%) CISSP
3 1 (1.43%) CREST Certified
3 1 (1.43%) GIAC
3 1 (1.43%) MCP
3 1 (1.43%) MCSA
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.43%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.43%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) PMO
2 2 (2.86%) GDPR
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.43%) NIST
3 1 (1.43%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) RHEV
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.43%) Ansible
1 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.43%) Puppet
1 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (1.43%) Sysprep
1 1 (1.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) SAP
2 6 (8.57%) Adobe
2 6 (8.57%) Borland
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle
5 3 (4.29%) hybris
6 2 (2.86%) Cisco
6 2 (2.86%) Gigya
6 2 (2.86%) VMware
7 1 (1.43%) Citrix
7 1 (1.43%) Google
7 1 (1.43%) IBM
7 1 (1.43%) IronPort
7 1 (1.43%) Meraki
7 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.43%) Samsung
7 1 (1.43%) TIBCO