Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 90 73
Rank change year-on-year -17 -17 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 120 116 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.96% 2.11% 2.76%
As % of the General category 6.20% 6.18% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 89 136
South West median daily rate £433 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £251 £105 £174
90th Percentile £538 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £14.73
% change year-on-year -22.86% +18.85% -15.86%

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 1,936 1,877 1,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.69% 34.10% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,235 1,265 1,241
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £291 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 63 92
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -7.89%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.76 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.93
England median hourly rate £23.65 £26.44 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.55% +14.96% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -27 30 £450 +9.09% 12
Bristol -2 27 £400 +14.29% 45
Gloucestershire +2 15 £438 +38.89% 10
Somerset -8 15 £441 +320.24% 11
Devon +8 14 £463 +208.33% 19
Dorset -16 1 £513 +388.10% 13
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 41 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.33%) Finance
3 20 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (15.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (14.17%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 16 (13.33%) ISEB
6 16 (13.33%) ISTQB
7 14 (11.67%) Functional Testing
7 14 (11.67%) Defect Tracking
8 13 (10.83%) EPoS
8 13 (10.83%) NHS
8 13 (10.83%) SAP
9 12 (10.00%) Java
9 12 (10.00%) Marketing
9 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (10.00%) PMO
10 11 (9.17%) Manufacturing
11 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
11 10 (8.33%) ERP
11 10 (8.33%) CRM
12 8 (6.67%) Test Strategy
12 8 (6.67%) SQL
12 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
12 8 (6.67%) Programme Management
13 7 (5.83%) Banking
13 7 (5.83%) Business Analysis
13 7 (5.83%) Degree
13 7 (5.83%) MySQL
13 7 (5.83%) Oracle

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 (1.67%) CMS
1 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.83%) Apache
2 1 (0.83%) Confluence
2 1 (0.83%) IBM Domino
2 1 (0.83%) JBoss
2 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.67%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.83%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.83%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.83%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.67%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (1.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.17%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.83%) MySQL
4 6 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.17%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.67%) Big Data
6 2 (1.67%) DataStage
6 2 (1.67%) DB2
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.67%) Power BI
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Selenium
2 4 (3.33%) JIRA
3 3 (2.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.50%) Zephyr
4 2 (1.67%) GitLab
5 1 (0.83%) DbUnit
5 1 (0.83%) ERwin
5 1 (0.83%) JMeter
5 1 (0.83%) jMock
5 1 (0.83%) JUnit
5 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.83%) Maven
5 1 (0.83%) Mockito
5 1 (0.83%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.83%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (18.33%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Marketing
3 11 (9.17%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.83%) Banking
5 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.33%) Law
7 3 (2.50%) Back Office
7 3 (2.50%) Electronics
7 3 (2.50%) Legal
7 3 (2.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Billing
8 1 (0.83%) Front Office
8 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (26.67%) Analyst
2 22 (18.33%) Developer
3 15 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 14 (11.67%) Test Analyst
5 12 (10.00%) Architect
5 12 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.50%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Consultant
7 7 (5.83%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Programme Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Service Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Finance Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) Programme Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.33%) SAP Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) Supply Chain Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) CSS
1 6 (5.00%) Symfony
2 5 (4.17%) .NET
2 5 (4.17%) HTML
2 5 (4.17%) Sass
3 3 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.50%) J2EE
3 3 (2.50%) SAML
3 3 (2.50%) Web Services
3 3 (2.50%) XML
4 2 (1.67%) Dojo
4 2 (1.67%) DOM
4 2 (1.67%) jQuery
4 2 (1.67%) Middleware
4 2 (1.67%) OAuth
4 2 (1.67%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.67%) REST
4 2 (1.67%) RESTful
4 2 (1.67%) Spring
4 2 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) EPoS
1 13 (10.83%) NHS
2 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.50%) FMCG
4 3 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.67%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.83%) Clustering
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Fintech
6 1 (0.83%) iPad
6 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Replication
6 1 (0.83%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.17%) Linux
2 3 (2.50%) Unix
2 3 (2.50%) Windows
3 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (15.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 14 (11.67%) Defect Tracking
5 14 (11.67%) Functional Testing
6 10 (8.33%) CRM
6 10 (8.33%) ERP
7 8 (6.67%) Programme Management
7 8 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 7 (5.83%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.00%) BDD
9 6 (5.00%) Dimensional Modelling
9 6 (5.00%) ITIL
9 6 (5.00%) Migration
9 6 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (5.00%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.17%) B2B
10 5 (4.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.00%) Java
2 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.67%) SQL
4 7 (5.83%) PHP
5 4 (3.33%) C
6 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.83%) C#
7 1 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.83%) Java 8
7 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.83%) Python
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby
7 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (13.33%) ISEB
1 16 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.83%) Degree
3 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.67%) CISA
5 2 (1.67%) CISM
5 2 (1.67%) CISSP
6 1 (0.83%) APMP
6 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.00%) PMO
2 6 (5.00%) GDPR
3 4 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.50%) Ansible
2 3 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.67%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (10.83%) SAP
2 7 (5.83%) IBM
2 7 (5.83%) Oracle
3 6 (5.00%) hybris
4 5 (4.17%) Google
4 5 (4.17%) Teradata
5 4 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.50%) NetIQ
6 3 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.67%) Adobe
7 2 (1.67%) JDA
7 2 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.67%) Netezza
7 2 (1.67%) Pega
7 2 (1.67%) webMethods
8 1 (0.83%) Demandware
8 1 (0.83%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.83%) Tableau
8 1 (0.83%) Talend
8 1 (0.83%) Zend