Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 92 64
Rank change year-on-year -26 -28 +16
Contract jobs citing Retail 126 120 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.95% 2.14% 2.95%
As % of the General category 6.39% 6.49% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 112 152
South West median daily rate £440 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +12.28% -10.94%
10th Percentile £263 £105 £105
90th Percentile £565 £550 £549
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £13.69 £18.00 £14.73
% change year-on-year -23.94% +22.24% +1.55%

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 1,972 1,848 1,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.48% 32.92% 30.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,298 1,231 1,234
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £233
90th Percentile £600 £570 £550
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 65 91
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -15.13%
10th Percentile £16.30 £14.55 £18.50
90th Percentile £49.00 £59.20 £49.75
England median hourly rate £23.83 £26.44 £24.44
% change year-on-year -9.89% +8.18% -2.24%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Bristol -15 31 £400 +10.34% 24
Wiltshire -37 29 £425 - 21
Gloucestershire -5 19 £445 +69.52% 8
Devon -2 13 £500 +233.33% 22
Somerset -10 13 £445 +249.02% 6
Dorset -12 1 £513 +388.10% 9
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 52 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.02%) Finance
3 20 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (15.08%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (15.08%) ISEB
4 19 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (15.08%) ISTQB
5 17 (13.49%) SAP
6 16 (12.70%) Java
6 16 (12.70%) Functional Testing
6 16 (12.70%) Defect Tracking
7 15 (11.90%) E-Commerce
7 15 (11.90%) Marketing
8 14 (11.11%) EPoS
8 14 (11.11%) NHS
9 12 (9.52%) CRM
9 12 (9.52%) SQL
9 12 (9.52%) Manufacturing
9 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 11 (8.73%) JavaScript
11 10 (7.94%) ERP
11 10 (7.94%) SDLC
12 9 (7.14%) Test Strategy
12 9 (7.14%) IBM
12 9 (7.14%) Banking
12 9 (7.14%) Programme Management
12 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
12 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
13 8 (6.35%) Dimensional Modelling

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 2 (1.59%) CMS
1 2 (1.59%) Confluence
1 2 (1.59%) SAS
2 1 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.79%) IBM Domino
2 1 (0.79%) JBoss
2 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.79%) Mule
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.59%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.79%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.79%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.79%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.59%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (1.59%) Office 365
3 2 (1.59%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.79%) GitHub
4 1 (0.79%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) Slack
4 1 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.79%) ATM
2 1 (0.79%) DHCP
2 1 (0.79%) DNS
2 1 (0.79%) OpenVPN
2 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.08%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.35%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.56%) IBM InfoSphere
3 7 (5.56%) MySQL
3 7 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.17%) DataStage
4 4 (3.17%) DB2
5 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.59%) Big Data
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.59%) QualityStage
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Selenium
2 7 (5.56%) JIRA
3 5 (3.97%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.38%) Zephyr
6 2 (1.59%) ERwin
6 2 (1.59%) JUnit
6 2 (1.59%) Maven
6 2 (1.59%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.79%) Ant
7 1 (0.79%) Cobertura
7 1 (0.79%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.79%) JMeter
7 1 (0.79%) jMock
7 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.79%) Mockito
7 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (23.02%) Finance
2 15 (11.90%) Marketing
3 12 (9.52%) Manufacturing
4 9 (7.14%) Banking
5 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.17%) Back Office
6 4 (3.17%) Electronics
6 4 (3.17%) Legal
7 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.59%) Law
9 1 (0.79%) Front Office
9 1 (0.79%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (26.19%) Analyst
2 24 (19.05%) Developer
3 16 (12.70%) Test Analyst
4 11 (8.73%) Agile Test Analyst
4 11 (8.73%) Architect
4 11 (8.73%) Business Analyst
4 11 (8.73%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.35%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (6.35%) Programme Manager
5 8 (6.35%) Service Manager
6 7 (5.56%) Consultant
6 7 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
7 6 (4.76%) SAP Analyst
7 6 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 5 (3.97%) CRM Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Programme Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.97%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Security Compliance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) CSS
2 6 (4.76%) .NET
2 6 (4.76%) HTML
2 6 (4.76%) Web Services
3 5 (3.97%) Sass
3 5 (3.97%) Symfony
4 4 (3.17%) SAML
5 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.38%) J2EE
5 3 (2.38%) OAuth
5 3 (2.38%) OAuth2
5 3 (2.38%) OpenID
5 3 (2.38%) REST
5 3 (2.38%) Spring
5 3 (2.38%) XML
6 2 (1.59%) Dojo
6 2 (1.59%) DOM
6 2 (1.59%) jQuery
6 2 (1.59%) RESTful
6 2 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) EPoS
1 14 (11.11%) NHS
2 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.59%) FMCG
5 2 (1.59%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.79%) Fintech
6 1 (0.79%) iPad
6 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.97%) Linux
1 5 (3.97%) Windows
1 5 (3.97%) Windows Server
2 4 (3.17%) Unix
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (12.70%) Defect Tracking
4 16 (12.70%) Functional Testing
5 15 (11.90%) E-Commerce
6 12 (9.52%) CRM
6 12 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 10 (7.94%) ERP
7 10 (7.94%) SDLC
8 9 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 9 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 8 (6.35%) BDD
9 8 (6.35%) Dimensional Modelling
9 8 (6.35%) ITIL
9 8 (6.35%) Waterfall
10 7 (5.56%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
10 7 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.70%) Java
2 12 (9.52%) SQL
3 11 (8.73%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.56%) PHP
5 5 (3.97%) C
6 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) C#
8 1 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.79%) Java 8
8 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.79%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) Ruby
8 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (15.08%) ISEB
1 19 (15.08%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.56%) Degree
4 5 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.59%) CISA
5 2 (1.59%) CISM
5 2 (1.59%) CISSP
6 1 (0.79%) APMP
6 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.79%) MCSA
6 1 (0.79%) MCSE
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) PMO
2 6 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.76%) GDPR
3 5 (3.97%) QA
4 4 (3.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.79%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.79%) IFRS
5 1 (0.79%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Docker
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (2.38%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 1 (0.79%) FreeIPA
3 1 (0.79%) Grafana
3 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.79%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (13.49%) SAP
2 9 (7.14%) IBM
3 8 (6.35%) hybris
4 7 (5.56%) Oracle
4 7 (5.56%) Teradata
5 5 (3.97%) Google
5 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.17%) Netezza
6 4 (3.17%) NetIQ
6 4 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.59%) Adobe
7 2 (1.59%) HP
7 2 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.59%) Pega
7 2 (1.59%) VMware
7 2 (1.59%) webMethods
8 1 (0.79%) Demandware
8 1 (0.79%) Splunk
8 1 (0.79%) Tableau
8 1 (0.79%) Talend