Period
to 20 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 20 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 West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 70 86
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 113 148 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.16% 2.77% 2.34%
As % of the General category 6.54% 8.92% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 139 104
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £105 £105 £291
90th Percentile £553 £585 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South West median hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
England median hourly rate £16.75 £16.90 £14.00
% change year-on-year -0.86% +20.68% -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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,728 1,659 2,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.08% 31.04% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,144 1,164 1,400
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £236 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £531
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 93 110
South West median hourly rate £32.75 £34.50 £41.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.07% -17.17% +27.18%
10th Percentile £13.60 £18.80 £19.88
90th Percentile £59.65 £43.75 £56.58
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.59%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the South West

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the South West

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the South West over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the South West

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the South West

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Wiltshire -12 41 £425 -2.86% 7
Bristol +1 26 £383 +17.69% 24
Devon +13 13 £150 +42.86% 7
Somerset -3 13 £105 - 10
Gloucestershire +26 12 £225 +114.29% 13
Dorset -20 11 £105 -67.69% 7
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 32 (28.32%) Finance
2 29 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (23.01%) SAP
4 24 (21.24%) Banking
5 21 (18.58%) Project Management
6 20 (17.70%) Billing
7 19 (16.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (14.16%) CRM
9 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (12.39%) Change Control
11 11 (9.73%) SQL
12 10 (8.85%) SAS
12 10 (8.85%) EPoS
12 10 (8.85%) SAP IS-U
13 9 (7.96%) Project Governance
13 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
13 9 (7.96%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.96%) Risk Management
13 9 (7.96%) Migration
14 8 (7.08%) Linux
14 8 (7.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 8 (7.08%) Test Scripting
14 8 (7.08%) QA
14 8 (7.08%) DevOps
14 8 (7.08%) Scenario Testing
15 7 (6.19%) Break/Fix
15 7 (6.19%) Retail Banking
15 7 (6.19%) Logistics
15 7 (6.19%) Manufacturing
15 7 (6.19%) Programme Management

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 10 (8.85%) SAS
2 4 (3.54%) Confluence
3 3 (2.65%) CMS
3 3 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (5.31%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.85%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.65%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.77%) SAP CRM for Utilities
3 2 (1.77%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.88%) Actimize
4 1 (0.88%) Primavera
4 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.88%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.54%) Data Lake
2 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.54%) HDInsight
2 4 (3.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.65%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.77%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.77%) Big Data
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.77%) Power BI
4 2 (1.77%) SAS EBI
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) JIRA
2 3 (2.65%) Selenium
3 2 (1.77%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.88%) HP UFT
General
1 32 (28.32%) Finance
2 24 (21.24%) Banking
3 20 (17.70%) Billing
4 7 (6.19%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.19%) Retail Banking
5 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.65%) Marketing
7 2 (1.77%) Electronics
8 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (27.43%) Analyst
2 18 (15.93%) Test Analyst
3 15 (13.27%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.73%) Developer
4 11 (9.73%) IT Manager
5 10 (8.85%) Business Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Banking Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) EPoS Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Architect
8 6 (5.31%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Break Fix Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) SAS Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.54%) Consultant
10 4 (3.54%) Financial Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Fraud Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) UAT Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) .NET
1 1 (0.88%) Node.js
1 1 (0.88%) React
1 1 (0.88%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) EPoS
2 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.65%) User Experience
4 2 (1.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) FMCG
5 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.08%) Linux
2 6 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (5.31%) Windows
3 4 (3.54%) VMS
4 2 (1.77%) DC/OS
4 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.77%) Unix
4 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.58%) Project Management
3 19 (16.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (14.16%) CRM
5 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (12.39%) Change Control
7 9 (7.96%) E-Commerce
7 9 (7.96%) Migration
7 9 (7.96%) Project Governance
7 9 (7.96%) Risk Management
8 8 (7.08%) DevOps
8 8 (7.08%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (7.08%) Test Scripting
9 7 (6.19%) Break/Fix
9 7 (6.19%) Logistics
9 7 (6.19%) Programme Management
10 6 (5.31%) Change Management
10 6 (5.31%) ETL
10 6 (5.31%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.73%) SQL
2 4 (3.54%) Java
2 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.65%) VB
4 2 (1.77%) PHP
5 1 (0.88%) ES6
5 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.31%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) ISEB
2 3 (2.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.77%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.77%) PMP
3 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) QA
2 6 (5.31%) PMO
3 5 (4.42%) IFRS
3 5 (4.42%) IFRS 9
4 4 (3.54%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.65%) GDPR
5 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.77%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.88%) PSD2
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Docker
1 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) Ansible
1 6 (5.31%) Terraform
2 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.54%) Puppet
3 2 (1.77%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.77%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (23.01%) SAP
2 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.65%) Capita
4 3 (2.65%) hybris
4 3 (2.65%) JD Edwards
4 3 (2.65%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.77%) IBM
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle
5 2 (1.77%) Teradata
6 1 (0.88%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.88%) Ariba
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Netezza
6 1 (0.88%) VMware