Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 66 77
Rank change year-on-year -28 +11 +13
Contract jobs citing Retail 118 164 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.12% 2.91% 2.56%
As % of the General category 6.42% 9.48% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 150 122
South West median daily rate £400 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -7.81% -
10th Percentile £105 £105 £296
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
South West median hourly rate £30.00 - £26.30
10th Percentile £27.50 - £11.34
90th Percentile £32.50 - £41.26
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.73 £14.25
% change year-on-year +18.85% +3.33% +1.50%

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 1838 1730 2081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.09% 30.74% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1225 1239 1406
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £237 £263
90th Percentile £562 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 92 119
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.13% +44.70%
10th Percentile £14.48 £12.65 £18.60
90th Percentile £59.28 £49.38 £55.00
England median hourly rate £26.69 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.38% -5.00% +13.64%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 -15 42 £425 -
Bristol -10 24 £366 +7.33% 7
Somerset +2 18 £128 +21.43% 2
Devon +11 15 £150 +42.86% 3
Gloucestershire +22 14 £263 +150.00% 4
Dorset -21 11 £105 -67.69% 8
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, 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 35 (29.66%) Finance
2 29 (24.58%) SAP
3 27 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (21.19%) Banking
5 20 (16.95%) Billing
6 18 (15.25%) Project Management
6 18 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (11.86%) CRM
7 14 (11.86%) Change Control
8 12 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (9.32%) Microsoft
9 11 (9.32%) SQL
10 10 (8.47%) SAS
10 10 (8.47%) Project Governance
10 10 (8.47%) SAP IS-U
10 10 (8.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 9 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (7.63%) EPoS
11 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (7.63%) Risk Management
11 9 (7.63%) Migration
12 8 (6.78%) Linux
12 8 (6.78%) Test Scripting
12 8 (6.78%) Retail Banking
12 8 (6.78%) DevOps
12 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (6.78%) Scenario Testing
13 7 (5.93%) Break/Fix
13 7 (5.93%) QA
13 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce

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 (8.47%) SAS
2 3 (2.54%) CMS
2 3 (2.54%) Confluence
2 3 (2.54%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (5.08%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (8.47%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.69%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.69%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.69%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.85%) Actimize
3 1 (0.85%) Primavera
3 1 (0.85%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.85%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.85%) Office 365
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.85%) SMS
2 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (4.24%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.39%) Data Lake
2 4 (3.39%) HDInsight
2 4 (3.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.54%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.69%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.69%) Big Data
4 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.69%) DB2
4 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.69%) Power BI
4 2 (1.69%) SAS EBI
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) JIRA
2 3 (2.54%) Selenium
3 2 (1.69%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (29.66%) Finance
2 25 (21.19%) Banking
3 20 (16.95%) Billing
4 8 (6.78%) Retail Banking
5 7 (5.93%) Manufacturing
5 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 35 (29.66%) Analyst
2 18 (15.25%) Test Analyst
3 15 (12.71%) Project Manager
4 14 (11.86%) Developer
5 11 (9.32%) Business Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) IT Manager
6 9 (7.63%) Banking Analyst
7 7 (5.93%) EPoS Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Break Fix Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.24%) SAS Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) Digital Project Manager
10 4 (3.39%) Financial Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Fraud Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Process Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) UAT Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) .NET
1 1 (0.85%) Node.js
1 1 (0.85%) React
1 1 (0.85%) Redux
1 1 (0.85%) Spring
1 1 (0.85%) Web Services
1 1 (0.85%) XML
1 1 (0.85%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) EPoS
2 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.54%) User Experience
4 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.78%) Linux
2 6 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (5.08%) Windows
3 4 (3.39%) VMS
4 2 (1.69%) DC/OS
4 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.69%) Unix
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.25%) Project Management
2 18 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (11.86%) Change Control
3 14 (11.86%) CRM
4 12 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.47%) Project Governance
6 9 (7.63%) Migration
6 9 (7.63%) Risk Management
6 9 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (6.78%) DevOps
7 8 (6.78%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (6.78%) Test Scripting
8 7 (5.93%) Break/Fix
8 7 (5.93%) Change Management
8 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
8 7 (5.93%) Validation
9 6 (5.08%) ERP
9 6 (5.08%) ETL
9 6 (5.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.32%) SQL
2 4 (3.39%) Java
2 4 (3.39%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.39%) VB
3 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.69%) PHP
4 1 (0.85%) ABAP
4 1 (0.85%) ES6
4 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
4 1 (0.85%) VB6
4 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.24%) Degree
2 4 (3.39%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.54%) ISEB
4 2 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.69%) PMP
4 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) QA
2 6 (5.08%) PMO
3 5 (4.24%) IFRS
3 5 (4.24%) IFRS 9
4 4 (3.39%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.54%) GDPR
5 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.85%) PSD2
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Docker
1 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) Ansible
1 6 (5.08%) Terraform
2 4 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.39%) Puppet
3 2 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.69%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (24.58%) SAP
2 11 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.54%) hybris
4 3 (2.54%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.69%) Capita
5 2 (1.69%) IBM
5 2 (1.69%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.69%) Netezza
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle
5 2 (1.69%) Teradata
6 1 (0.85%) Ariba
6 1 (0.85%) HP
6 1 (0.85%) Informatica
6 1 (0.85%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) webMethods