Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 106 74 75
Rank change year-on-year -32 +1 -14
Contract jobs citing Retail 54 399 519
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.49% 2.89% 3.13%
As % of the General category 4.38% 8.59% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 198 324
Median daily rate £400 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £239 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £625 £625
England median daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 3
Median hourly rate £10.50 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +25.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.00 £16.40
90th Percentile £17.78 £55.90 £30.60
England median hourly rate £12.00 £14.39 £13.50
% change year-on-year -16.61% +6.59% -23.94%

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 1,232 4,643 5,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.96% 33.67% 33.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 2,510 3,193
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £231 £255 £255
90th Percentile £626 £626 £597
England median daily rate £500 £493 £475
% change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 210 187
Median hourly rate £22.25 £26.38 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.64% +1.44% +38.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.50 £12.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £50.40
Median hourly rate £28.28 £21.99 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.60% -0.05% -2.22%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Hampshire +20 21 £315 -21.25% 10
Thames Valley -27 19 £508 +17.68% 31
Berkshire -20 13 £516 +21.35% 17
Surrey +64 12 £368 -28.29% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £350 -20.00% 8
West Sussex +22 2 £313 -37.50%
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
1 14 (25.93%) SQL
2 12 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.37%) Windows
4 10 (18.52%) CRM
4 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
4 10 (18.52%) Analytics
4 10 (18.52%) Digital Signage
5 9 (16.67%) Azure
6 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
6 8 (14.81%) JSON
6 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (14.81%) SLA
6 8 (14.81%) XML
6 8 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (14.81%) Proactive Monitoring
7 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
7 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (12.96%) HTML
7 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
7 7 (12.96%) Process Improvement
7 7 (12.96%) JIRA
8 6 (11.11%) Degree
8 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
8 6 (11.11%) DevOps
8 6 (11.11%) SAP
8 6 (11.11%) ITIL
8 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel

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 3 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (5.56%) Confluence
1 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) CMS
2 1 (1.85%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (3.70%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.85%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (1.85%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Azure
2 4 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (7.41%) Power Platform
3 3 (5.56%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (5.56%) AWS
4 2 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Office 365
5 1 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.85%) GCP
5 1 (1.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) LAN
4 1 (1.85%) VPN
4 1 (1.85%) WAN
4 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.41%) Big Data
2 4 (7.41%) Power BI
3 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.70%) MySQL
4 2 (3.70%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.85%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) QlikView
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQLite
5 1 (1.85%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.85%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Automotive
3 2 (3.70%) Billing
3 2 (3.70%) Marketing
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Analyst
2 10 (18.52%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (14.81%) Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Junior
5 5 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) IT Support
6 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Fraud Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Fraud Data Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) JSON
1 8 (14.81%) XML
2 7 (12.96%) HTML
3 4 (7.41%) REST
4 3 (5.56%) Spring
5 2 (3.70%) OpenJDK
5 2 (3.70%) Protocol Buffers
5 2 (3.70%) SOAP
5 2 (3.70%) Spring Boot
5 2 (3.70%) Spring Integration
5 2 (3.70%) Velocity
5 2 (3.70%) Web Services
6 1 (1.85%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (1.85%) BAPI
6 1 (1.85%) CSS
6 1 (1.85%) PhoneGap
6 1 (1.85%) PySpark
6 1 (1.85%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Digital Signage
2 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) EPoS
3 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.70%) iPad
5 2 (3.70%) mPOS
5 2 (3.70%) PKI
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.85%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.85%) FMCG
6 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 11 (20.37%) Windows
3 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.41%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.56%) Android
5 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.70%) Linux
6 2 (3.70%) MVS
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) Analytics
2 10 (18.52%) CRM
2 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
3 8 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
3 8 (14.81%) Proactive Monitoring
4 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
4 7 (12.96%) Process Improvement
5 6 (11.11%) Change Management
5 6 (11.11%) DevOps
5 6 (11.11%) ITIL
6 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) Content Management
6 5 (9.26%) Machine Learning
6 5 (9.26%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
7 4 (7.41%) SDLC
7 4 (7.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.26%) Java
4 2 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) ABAP
5 1 (1.85%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.85%) C
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (1.85%) CEH
3 1 (1.85%) CISSP
3 1 (1.85%) GIAC
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) SANS
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) SLA
2 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.41%) PMO
3 4 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
4 2 (3.70%) GDPR
4 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.70%) NIST
5 1 (1.85%) COBIT
5 1 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) SAP
3 5 (9.26%) IBM
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle
5 3 (5.56%) Adobe
5 3 (5.56%) Apple
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) hybris
5 3 (5.56%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.70%) Black Duck
6 2 (3.70%) Meraki
6 2 (3.70%) Remedy
6 2 (3.70%) VMware
7 1 (1.85%) Databricks
7 1 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.85%) Samsung
7 1 (1.85%) TIBCO