Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 45 52
Rank change year-on-year -18 +7 +9
Contract jobs citing Retail 567 637 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.43% 4.11% 3.36%
As % of the General category 10.04% 12.37% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 407 382
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £215 £105 £275
90th Percentile £639 £603 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 12
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.88 £10.28
90th Percentile £18.00 £28.00 £16.93
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.29 £14.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% +16.36% -0.28%

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 5,649 5,148 6,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.13% 33.22% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,103 2,885 3,502
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £230
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 216 228
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.00% +29.87%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.33 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.50 £43.75 £51.63
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +15.56%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 -14 345 £425 +6.25% 91
Berkshire 0 226 £425 +3.66% 43
Hampshire -16 111 £438 -2.78% 51
Buckinghamshire -27 103 £425 +16.44% 33
Surrey -30 58 £500 +17.65% 29
West Sussex -7 17 £470 +42.42% 9
Oxfordshire -5 15 £495 +371.43% 15
Kent -12 12 £150 +33.33% 17
Middlesex +8 10 £340 -36.45%
East Sussex 0 8 £135 +28.57% 4
Sussex - 1 £485 - 3
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 128 (22.57%) Finance
1 128 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (13.93%) Project Management
2 79 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 72 (12.70%) E-Commerce
4 62 (10.93%) Microsoft
5 58 (10.23%) JavaScript
6 53 (9.35%) Oracle
7 52 (9.17%) Scrum
8 51 (8.99%) IBM
8 51 (8.99%) Data Analysis
9 50 (8.82%) SQL
9 50 (8.82%) Telecoms
10 45 (7.94%) HTML
10 45 (7.94%) Java
10 45 (7.94%) Data Modelling
10 45 (7.94%) Data Architecture
11 43 (7.58%) Git (software)
12 35 (6.17%) ITIL
13 34 (6.00%) PRINCE2
13 34 (6.00%) CSS
14 33 (5.82%) Business Analysis
15 32 (5.64%) Windows
16 31 (5.47%) Migration
16 31 (5.47%) JIRA
16 31 (5.47%) Banking
16 31 (5.47%) Front End Development
17 30 (5.29%) Marketing
18 28 (4.94%) DevOps
19 27 (4.76%) 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 12 (2.12%) Confluence
2 11 (1.94%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.41%) CMS
3 8 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.71%) SAS
7 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.53%) nginx
8 2 (0.35%) Apache
8 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.18%) IIS
9 1 (0.18%) JBoss
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (2.12%) Oracle Retail
2 9 (1.59%) SAP Retail
3 5 (0.88%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.53%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.35%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.18%) Magento
6 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.00%) Office 365
3 15 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.47%) SaaS
5 11 (1.94%) PaaS
6 9 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.59%) IaaS
7 5 (0.88%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.88%) Google Checkout
7 5 (0.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (0.53%) G Suite
9 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.18%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Trello
10 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.94%) Firewall
2 10 (1.76%) Internet
3 9 (1.59%) LAN
4 8 (1.41%) SAN
5 6 (1.06%) HTTP
5 6 (1.06%) SMS
5 6 (1.06%) WAN
6 5 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.71%) DHCP
7 4 (0.71%) DNS
7 4 (0.71%) IPsec
7 4 (0.71%) Network Security
7 4 (0.71%) Skype
7 4 (0.71%) VPN
8 3 (0.53%) BGP
8 3 (0.53%) MPLS
8 3 (0.53%) OSPF
8 3 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.35%) Big Data
2 18 (3.17%) IBM InfoSphere
3 13 (2.29%) DB2
4 11 (1.94%) SQL Server
5 9 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.06%) MySQL
8 5 (0.88%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.88%) Endeca
8 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.71%) Cloudera CDH
9 4 (0.71%) NewSQL
9 4 (0.71%) Redis
10 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.35%) HBase
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.35%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.35%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 43 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.47%) JIRA
3 24 (4.23%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.94%) Maven
5 10 (1.76%) Eclipse
5 10 (1.76%) Selenium
6 9 (1.59%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.41%) Subversion
8 7 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (1.06%) Axure RP
9 6 (1.06%) gulp
10 5 (0.88%) Ant
10 5 (0.88%) Appium
10 5 (0.88%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.88%) Hudson
10 5 (0.88%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.71%) Calabash
11 4 (0.71%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 128 (22.57%) Finance
2 50 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.47%) Banking
4 30 (5.29%) Marketing
5 11 (1.94%) Automotive
5 11 (1.94%) German Language
6 9 (1.59%) Law
7 8 (1.41%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.06%) Billing
9 6 (1.06%) French Language
10 4 (0.71%) Games
10 4 (0.71%) Legal
11 3 (0.53%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.35%) Retail Finance
12 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (18.17%) Analyst
2 91 (16.05%) Architect
3 90 (15.87%) Project Manager
4 70 (12.35%) Developer
5 40 (7.05%) Data Architect
6 27 (4.76%) Consultant
7 25 (4.41%) Data Analyst
8 23 (4.06%) Business Analyst
9 22 (3.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 19 (3.35%) Support Analyst
11 18 (3.17%) Digital Project Manager
11 18 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.00%) IT Manager
13 16 (2.82%) Agile Project Manager
14 15 (2.65%) Java Developer
15 13 (2.29%) Scrum Master
16 12 (2.12%) IT Project Manager
16 12 (2.12%) Senior Manager
17 11 (1.94%) Programme Manager
17 11 (1.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.94%) HTML
2 34 (6.00%) CSS
3 21 (3.70%) jQuery
3 21 (3.70%) Node.js
4 19 (3.35%) .NET
5 17 (3.00%) HTML5
6 16 (2.82%) Sass
6 16 (2.82%) Web Services
7 14 (2.47%) CSS3
7 14 (2.47%) React
7 14 (2.47%) Spring
8 12 (2.12%) REST
8 12 (2.12%) SOAP
9 10 (1.76%) Hibernate
9 10 (1.76%) Spring MVC
10 9 (1.59%) RESTful
11 8 (1.41%) JSTL
12 7 (1.23%) XML
13 6 (1.06%) ASP.NET
13 6 (1.06%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.23%) User Experience
3 22 (3.88%) EPoS
4 15 (2.65%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.94%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.94%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.76%) Blackberry
6 10 (1.76%) FMCG
7 9 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.41%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.88%) PMI
10 5 (0.88%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (0.71%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.53%) IVR
12 3 (0.53%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.53%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.64%) Windows
2 20 (3.53%) Linux
3 10 (1.76%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.23%) Android
4 7 (1.23%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.23%) Unix
4 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.88%) Mac OS X
5 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.71%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.53%) AIX
7 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.35%) MVS
8 2 (0.35%) SUSE
8 2 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (13.93%) Project Management
2 79 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 72 (12.70%) E-Commerce
4 52 (9.17%) Scrum
5 51 (8.99%) Data Analysis
6 45 (7.94%) Data Architecture
6 45 (7.94%) Data Modelling
7 35 (6.17%) ITIL
8 34 (6.00%) PRINCE2
9 33 (5.82%) Business Analysis
10 31 (5.47%) Front End Development
10 31 (5.47%) Migration
11 28 (4.94%) DevOps
12 27 (4.76%) Data Management
12 27 (4.76%) Data Mapping
13 26 (4.59%) Analytics
14 24 (4.23%) Master Data Management
14 24 (4.23%) Waterfall
15 23 (4.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.23%) JavaScript
2 50 (8.82%) SQL
3 45 (7.94%) Java
4 16 (2.82%) C#
5 13 (2.29%) PHP
6 7 (1.23%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.06%) Ruby
8 5 (0.88%) Apple Swift
8 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.88%) Python
9 4 (0.71%) Apex Code
9 4 (0.71%) Groovy
10 3 (0.53%) Korn
11 2 (0.35%) C
11 2 (0.35%) OCaml
11 2 (0.35%) Perl
11 2 (0.35%) R
11 2 (0.35%) Scala
12 1 (0.18%) C++
12 1 (0.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 20 (3.53%) PMI Certification
2 18 (3.17%) Degree
3 14 (2.47%) PMP
4 12 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (1.59%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.23%) ISEB
6 7 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.71%) CCNP
8 4 (0.71%) CISA
8 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.71%) CISSP
8 4 (0.71%) PgMP
9 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.35%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.41%) SLA
2 23 (4.06%) PMO
3 22 (3.88%) GDPR
4 19 (3.35%) QA
5 12 (2.12%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.06%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) MiFID
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.00%) Docker
3 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.53%) XenApp
5 2 (0.35%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) iptables
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (1.76%) Ansible
2 9 (1.59%) SCCM
3 7 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.71%) Terraform
6 3 (0.53%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.53%) Consul
6 3 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.53%) Mesos
6 3 (0.53%) Puppet
6 3 (0.53%) Salt
7 2 (0.35%) Control-M
7 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.35%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.35%) vRealize
7 2 (0.35%) yum
8 1 (0.18%) MAINVIEW
8 1 (0.18%) Netcool
8 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 62 (10.93%) Microsoft
2 53 (9.35%) Oracle
3 51 (8.99%) IBM
4 26 (4.59%) SAP
5 25 (4.41%) JDA
6 19 (3.35%) Cisco
7 18 (3.17%) Adobe
8 16 (2.82%) VMware
9 13 (2.29%) Citrix
10 12 (2.12%) HP
11 10 (1.76%) Google
11 10 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.06%) F5
12 6 (1.06%) hybris
13 5 (0.88%) Coremetrics
13 5 (0.88%) EMC
13 5 (0.88%) PayPal
13 5 (0.88%) Tableau
14 4 (0.71%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.71%) Remedy