Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 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 West
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 96 84
Rank change year-on-year +32 -12 +21
Contract jobs citing Retail 204 102 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.41% 2.04% 2.31%
As % of the General category 11.53% 6.08% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 71 74
South West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £308 £225 £105
90th Percentile £575 £550 £521
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South West median hourly rate - £157.50 -
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +8.20% -1.61% +18.10%

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 1,770 1,679 1,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.60% 33.59% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,122 1,042 1,178
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £237
90th Percentile £649 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 76 71
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £38.63 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.03% -0.96% -2.50%
10th Percentile £17.04 £14.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.88 £48.75
England median hourly rate £32.24 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +23.99% +4.00% -4.31%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 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
Wiltshire -32 46 £425 -5.56% 15
Bristol +6 36 £500 +33.33% 20
Somerset +16 32 £425 +6.25% 6
Devon +12 24 £500 +11.11% 13
Gloucestershire -10 11 £450 +50.00%
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 92 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.06%) SAP
3 39 (19.12%) Finance
4 36 (17.65%) E-Commerce
5 34 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 33 (16.18%) ISEB
7 32 (15.69%) Functional Testing
8 31 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
8 31 (15.20%) CRM
9 23 (11.27%) DevOps
9 23 (11.27%) Defect Tracking
10 22 (10.78%) Jenkins
10 22 (10.78%) NHS
11 21 (10.29%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (10.29%) SQL
11 21 (10.29%) Scrum
12 20 (9.80%) hybris
13 19 (9.31%) Docker
13 19 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (9.31%) JIRA
14 18 (8.82%) Test Automation
15 16 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (7.84%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 15 (7.35%) Telecoms
16 15 (7.35%) Manufacturing
17 14 (6.86%) Migration
17 14 (6.86%) Analytics
18 13 (6.37%) Ansible
18 13 (6.37%) Workflow
18 13 (6.37%) Java

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 4 (1.96%) Apache
1 4 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (0.98%) Confluence
2 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.49%) CMS
3 1 (0.49%) IIS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.49%) InDesign
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.49%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 12 (5.88%) SAP CRM
2 6 (2.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.47%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.98%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.49%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.49%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.41%) Amazon EKS
2 9 (4.41%) Slack
3 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.45%) Amazon ECS
4 5 (2.45%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (2.45%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 5 (2.45%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.98%) GitHub
5 2 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.98%) Office 365
5 2 (0.98%) PaaS
5 2 (0.98%) SaaS
5 2 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (0.98%) Serverless
6 1 (0.49%) IaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.41%) OpenVPN
2 8 (3.92%) WebEx
3 4 (1.96%) Firewall
4 1 (0.49%) Broadband
4 1 (0.49%) DNS
4 1 (0.49%) Internet
4 1 (0.49%) Skype
4 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.41%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (3.43%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.47%) MySQL
5 3 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.98%) Big Data
6 2 (0.98%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.49%) Bigtable
7 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (10.78%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.31%) JIRA
3 11 (5.39%) JUnit
4 10 (4.90%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.41%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.41%) Selenium
5 9 (4.41%) SonarQube
5 9 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (2.45%) JMeter
7 4 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.98%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.98%) Hudson
9 2 (0.98%) jMock
9 2 (0.98%) Maven
9 2 (0.98%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.98%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.98%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 39 (19.12%) Finance
2 15 (7.35%) Manufacturing
2 15 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.39%) Banking
4 7 (3.43%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.45%) Marketing
6 4 (1.96%) Legal
7 3 (1.47%) Retail Finance
8 2 (0.98%) Automotive
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 94 (46.08%) Analyst
2 59 (28.92%) Test Analyst
3 30 (14.71%) SAP Analyst
4 28 (13.73%) SAP Test Analyst
5 25 (12.25%) Business Analyst
6 22 (10.78%) Agile Test Analyst
7 19 (9.31%) AWS DevOps
7 19 (9.31%) SAP Functional Analyst
8 18 (8.82%) CRM Analyst
8 18 (8.82%) Developer
9 17 (8.33%) Architect
10 14 (6.86%) UAT Analyst
10 14 (6.86%) UAT Test Analyst
11 13 (6.37%) Project Manager
12 11 (5.39%) Data Analyst
12 11 (5.39%) Web Analyst
12 11 (5.39%) Web Test Analyst
13 9 (4.41%) Tester
14 8 (3.92%) Graduate
14 8 (3.92%) Graduate Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.88%) Web Services
2 7 (3.43%) .NET
3 6 (2.94%) HTML
3 6 (2.94%) LDAP
3 6 (2.94%) OAuth
3 6 (2.94%) OpenID
3 6 (2.94%) SAML
4 5 (2.45%) CSS
4 5 (2.45%) XML
5 4 (1.96%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.96%) Spring
6 3 (1.47%) Ajax
6 3 (1.47%) JSF
6 3 (1.47%) JSON
6 3 (1.47%) RESTful
6 3 (1.47%) SOAP
6 3 (1.47%) Struts
7 2 (0.98%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.98%) Middleware
7 2 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.78%) NHS
2 12 (5.88%) User Experience
3 8 (3.92%) EPoS
3 8 (3.92%) Taxonomies
4 5 (2.45%) FMCG
4 5 (2.45%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.47%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.98%) CCTV
7 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.98%) Social Media
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Robotics
8 1 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.41%) Linux
2 2 (0.98%) AIX
2 2 (0.98%) Windows
2 2 (0.98%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.49%) Solaris
3 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 32 (15.69%) Functional Testing
4 31 (15.20%) CRM
5 23 (11.27%) Defect Tracking
5 23 (11.27%) DevOps
6 21 (10.29%) Scrum
7 19 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (8.82%) Test Automation
9 16 (7.84%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 16 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (6.86%) Analytics
10 14 (6.86%) Migration
11 13 (6.37%) Workflow
12 11 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.39%) Web Testing
13 10 (4.90%) Artificial Intelligence
13 10 (4.90%) Waterfall
14 9 (4.41%) Software Engineering
14 9 (4.41%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.29%) SQL
2 13 (6.37%) Java
2 13 (6.37%) PHP
3 9 (4.41%) Python
4 8 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.47%) C#
6 3 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.49%) C++
7 1 (0.49%) R
7 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.49%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 33 (16.18%) ISEB
3 10 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.45%) CISM
5 3 (1.47%) CISSP
6 2 (0.98%) CISA
6 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.49%) Degree
7 1 (0.49%) OCP
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.39%) QA
2 5 (2.45%) GDPR
3 4 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.96%) PMO
4 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.49%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) IFRS
5 1 (0.49%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.49%) PSD2
System Software
1 19 (9.31%) Docker
2 8 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.94%) NDS
4 4 (1.96%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (6.37%) Ansible
2 9 (4.41%) FreeIPA
2 9 (4.41%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.94%) Tivoli
3 6 (2.94%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 5 (2.45%) Grafana
4 5 (2.45%) Prometheus
4 5 (2.45%) Terraform
5 4 (1.96%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 4 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.98%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (22.06%) SAP
2 21 (10.29%) Salesforce.com
3 20 (9.80%) hybris
4 13 (6.37%) Microsoft
5 12 (5.88%) Oracle
6 10 (4.90%) Tableau
7 9 (4.41%) Black Duck
8 6 (2.94%) ForgeRock
8 6 (2.94%) NetIQ
9 5 (2.45%) IBM
9 5 (2.45%) Splunk
10 4 (1.96%) Okta
11 3 (1.47%) Google
11 3 (1.47%) JDA
11 3 (1.47%) Zend
12 2 (0.98%) Adobe
12 2 (0.98%) ATG
12 2 (0.98%) IBM Sterling
12 2 (0.98%) Micro Focus
12 2 (0.98%) Novell