Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 76 62
Rank change year-on-year -1 -14 -11
Contract jobs citing Retail 389 510 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.89% 3.06% 3.64%
As % of the General category 8.70% 9.26% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 330 389
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £230 £268 £160
90th Percentile £625 £627 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 15
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £25.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.89% +68.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £19.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.90 £32.18 £19.20
England median hourly rate £14.39 £13.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.85% -12.29% -4.85%

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 4,472 5,507 6,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.19% 33.06% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,421 3,171 3,422
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £493 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +2.60% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 185 236
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £25.12 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +33.97% -16.11%
10th Percentile £12.47 £12.55 £11.21
90th Percentile £48.77 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -2.22% +8.85%

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 20 November 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
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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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 +2 246 £446 +5.00% 67
Berkshire -4 165 £450 +5.88% 29
Hampshire +19 75 £400 -13.51% 42
Buckinghamshire +4 56 £450 +5.88% 28
Surrey -29 28 £513 +0.74% 20
Oxfordshire +33 25 £190 -57.78% 11
West Sussex +29 23 £500 -4.76% 3
Kent +16 10 £450 +213.04% 14
Middlesex +10 2 £476 -13.45% 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 6
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 97 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (15.94%) Finance
3 55 (14.14%) Telecoms
3 55 (14.14%) E-Commerce
4 50 (12.85%) SQL
4 50 (12.85%) Microsoft
5 48 (12.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (11.05%) Windows
7 33 (8.48%) Scrum
8 32 (8.23%) CRM
9 31 (7.97%) Project Management
9 31 (7.97%) Azure
10 29 (7.46%) Degree
11 28 (7.20%) JIRA
11 28 (7.20%) ITIL
11 28 (7.20%) AWS
11 28 (7.20%) Analytics
12 27 (6.94%) Java
12 27 (6.94%) SAP
13 26 (6.68%) C#
14 25 (6.43%) .NET
14 25 (6.43%) Cybersecurity
15 24 (6.17%) Test Automation
15 24 (6.17%) Oracle
15 24 (6.17%) Active Directory
15 24 (6.17%) Migration
16 23 (5.91%) Web Services
16 23 (5.91%) HTML
16 23 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (5.66%) Analytical Skills

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 13 (3.34%) Confluence
1 13 (3.34%) SAS
2 8 (2.06%) CMS
2 8 (2.06%) Drupal
3 7 (1.80%) Mule
4 5 (1.29%) CICS
5 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.26%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.26%) Liferay
7 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.26%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.29%) InVision
4 5 (1.29%) Sketch
4 5 (1.29%) SPSS
5 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.03%) Magento
3 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.77%) SAP SCM
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.51%) Shopify
5 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.26%) Odoo
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.26%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.97%) Azure
2 28 (7.20%) AWS
3 14 (3.60%) GCP
4 12 (3.08%) Power Platform
5 11 (2.83%) Office 365
6 6 (1.54%) G Suite
6 6 (1.54%) Heroku
6 6 (1.54%) SaaS
7 4 (1.03%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.51%) GitHub
9 2 (0.51%) Google Docs
9 2 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) Serverless
9 2 (0.51%) Smartsheet
10 1 (0.26%) Asana
10 1 (0.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.34%) Firewall
2 12 (3.08%) LAN
2 12 (3.08%) WAN
3 8 (2.06%) DNS
3 8 (2.06%) MPLS
4 7 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.29%) DHCP
5 5 (1.29%) Wireless
6 4 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.03%) VPN
7 3 (0.77%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.77%) Broadband
7 3 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.77%) Internet
7 3 (0.77%) Network Security
7 3 (0.77%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.77%) WLAN
8 2 (0.51%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.08%) Power BI
4 11 (2.83%) Big Data
4 11 (2.83%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.57%) Data Lake
5 10 (2.57%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.31%) DB2
6 9 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.06%) BigQuery
7 8 (2.06%) MS Access
7 8 (2.06%) OLAP
8 7 (1.80%) SAP HANA
8 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.29%) Base SAS
10 5 (1.29%) MySQL
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 28 (7.20%) JIRA
2 17 (4.37%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.37%) Jenkins
3 16 (4.11%) Bitbucket
4 13 (3.34%) Selenium
5 11 (2.83%) SoapUI
6 8 (2.06%) Burp Suite
6 8 (2.06%) Maven
7 4 (1.03%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.77%) Appium
8 3 (0.77%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.77%) TestRail
8 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 2 (0.51%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.51%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 62 (15.94%) Finance
2 55 (14.14%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.11%) Marketing
4 13 (3.34%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.83%) Legal
6 9 (2.31%) Banking
7 7 (1.80%) Automotive
8 6 (1.54%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.03%) Retail Finance
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Billing
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 72 (18.51%) Analyst
2 66 (16.97%) Developer
3 54 (13.88%) Architect
4 32 (8.23%) Project Manager
5 31 (7.97%) Business Analyst
6 18 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (4.11%) Designer
8 14 (3.60%) .NET Developer
9 13 (3.34%) C# Developer
9 13 (3.34%) Software Developer
10 12 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (3.08%) IT Manager
11 11 (2.83%) Senior Manager
12 10 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (2.57%) Security Architect
12 10 (2.57%) Test Analyst
13 9 (2.31%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (2.31%) Administrator
13 9 (2.31%) Cloud Architect
14 8 (2.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.43%) .NET
2 23 (5.91%) HTML
2 23 (5.91%) Web Services
3 20 (5.14%) CSS
4 17 (4.37%) REST
5 14 (3.60%) .NET Framework
6 13 (3.34%) WPF
7 12 (3.08%) .NET Core
7 12 (3.08%) jQuery
8 9 (2.31%) ASP.NET
9 8 (2.06%) Entity Framework
9 8 (2.06%) SOAP
9 8 (2.06%) WinForms
10 7 (1.80%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.54%) RAML
11 6 (1.54%) React
12 5 (1.29%) Node.js
12 5 (1.29%) RESTful
12 5 (1.29%) XML
13 4 (1.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.40%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.86%) EPoS
3 15 (3.86%) User Experience
4 11 (2.83%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.06%) FMCG
5 8 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.54%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.03%) NHS
9 4 (1.03%) VSAM
10 3 (0.77%) BYOD
10 3 (0.77%) iPhone
10 3 (0.77%) Replication
10 3 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.77%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.51%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.05%) Windows
2 21 (5.40%) Android
2 21 (5.40%) Windows 10
3 19 (4.88%) Windows 7
4 14 (3.60%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.29%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.03%) Linux
7 4 (1.03%) MVS
7 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.51%) Unix
10 1 (0.26%) CentOS
10 1 (0.26%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (14.14%) E-Commerce
3 48 (12.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (8.48%) Scrum
5 32 (8.23%) CRM
6 31 (7.97%) Project Management
7 28 (7.20%) Analytics
7 28 (7.20%) ITIL
8 25 (6.43%) Cybersecurity
9 24 (6.17%) Migration
9 24 (6.17%) Test Automation
10 23 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (5.66%) ETL
12 21 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (5.14%) DevOps
13 20 (5.14%) Project Delivery
14 18 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (4.63%) PRINCE2
15 17 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.85%) SQL
2 27 (6.94%) Java
3 26 (6.68%) C#
4 22 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.83%) Python
6 10 (2.57%) PHP
7 9 (2.31%) C
7 9 (2.31%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.54%) COBOL
8 6 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.29%) JCL
9 5 (1.29%) R
10 4 (1.03%) Java 8
11 3 (0.77%) Groovy
11 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.77%) VBA
11 3 (0.77%) VBScript
12 2 (0.51%) ABAP
12 2 (0.51%) Google Apps Script
12 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (7.46%) Degree
2 14 (3.60%) CISSP
3 12 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.83%) SANS
5 9 (2.31%) TOGAF Certification
6 8 (2.06%) CLAS
6 8 (2.06%) GIAC
7 7 (1.80%) ACCA
7 7 (1.80%) CIMA
7 7 (1.80%) ISEB
8 6 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.54%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.54%) PMP
8 6 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.29%) MCSE
9 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.29%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.29%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.66%) QA
2 18 (4.63%) PMO
3 11 (2.83%) GDPR
4 10 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.03%) COBIT
7 4 (1.03%) NIST
8 3 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.77%) SLA
9 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.26%) P3O
10 1 (0.26%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 24 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.34%) Docker
3 3 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.51%) vSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (3.60%) SCCM
2 11 (2.83%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.06%) AirWatch
3 8 (2.06%) Ansible
3 8 (2.06%) Nessus
4 4 (1.03%) HP ALM
4 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.03%) Puppet
4 4 (1.03%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.51%) PingFederate
6 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.51%) Terraform
6 2 (0.51%) vRealize
6 2 (0.51%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.94%) SAP
3 24 (6.17%) Oracle
4 22 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (5.14%) Google
6 12 (3.08%) Cisco
7 11 (2.83%) Tableau
8 9 (2.31%) HP
8 9 (2.31%) Talend
9 8 (2.06%) McAfee
9 8 (2.06%) Qualys
9 8 (2.06%) Rapid7
10 7 (1.80%) IBM
11 6 (1.54%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.54%) VMware
12 5 (1.29%) Ariba
12 5 (1.29%) Aruba
12 5 (1.29%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.29%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.29%) Demandware