Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 92 104
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 -47
Contract jobs citing Retail 113 127 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.13% 2.30% 2.03%
As % of the General category 6.33% 7.03% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 76 91
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £105 £238
90th Percentile £538 £507 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £157.50 - -
England median hourly rate £15.25 £14.75 £14.13
% change year-on-year +3.39% +4.42% -19.29%

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 1,784 1,807 1,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.57% 32.77% 29.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,110 1,221 1,276
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £238 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £551
England median daily rate £475 £461 £450
% change year-on-year +3.07% +2.41% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 61 110
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% - +6.70%
10th Percentile £15.48 £12.79 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £54.50
England median hourly rate £27.08 £24.49 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.60% -2.06% +11.11%

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 July 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 19 July 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 -2 36 £443 +7.27% 7
Bristol -2 20 £338 -17.98% 29
Somerset +1 16 £425 +21.26% 10
Gloucestershire +6 13 £415 -2.35% 10
Devon +14 12 £463 +23.33% 6
Dorset -14 4 £438 +316.67% 15
Cornwall - 1 £153 - 1
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 38 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.12%) Finance
3 23 (20.35%) E-Commerce
4 22 (19.47%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (15.04%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (14.16%) ISEB
7 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (11.50%) ISTQB
8 13 (11.50%) PMO
9 12 (10.62%) CRM
10 11 (9.73%) SQL
10 11 (9.73%) NHS
10 11 (9.73%) Logistics
11 10 (8.85%) Functional Testing
11 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (7.96%) Defect Tracking
12 9 (7.96%) Test Automation
12 9 (7.96%) EPoS
12 9 (7.96%) Manufacturing
12 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
13 8 (7.08%) Windows
13 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
13 8 (7.08%) Migration
13 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (7.08%) MuleSoft
14 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
14 7 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
14 7 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing

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 5 (4.42%) CMS
2 2 (1.77%) Confluence
2 2 (1.77%) SAS
2 2 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.65%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) GitHub
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Serverless
4 1 (0.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Firewall
2 2 (1.77%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) ATM
3 1 (0.88%) Broadband
3 1 (0.88%) DHCP
3 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.19%) RDBMS
3 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.42%) Big Data
4 5 (4.42%) IBM InfoSphere
4 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.54%) DataStage
5 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.65%) DB2
6 3 (2.65%) MySQL
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.77%) QualityStage
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) JIRA
2 4 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.65%) GitLab
3 3 (2.65%) Selenium
4 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.77%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.88%) ERwin
5 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (22.12%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.19%) Billing
5 3 (2.65%) Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Law
5 3 (2.65%) Retail Finance
6 2 (1.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.88%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (34.51%) Analyst
2 19 (16.81%) Test Analyst
3 18 (15.93%) Business Analyst
4 14 (12.39%) Developer
5 11 (9.73%) Architect
5 11 (9.73%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.42%) BSS Architect
7 5 (4.42%) BSS Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.42%) Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) CRM Architect
7 5 (4.42%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.42%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.42%) Programme Manager
7 5 (4.42%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) XML
2 2 (1.77%) .NET
2 2 (1.77%) Doctrine
2 2 (1.77%) Gherkin
2 2 (1.77%) HTML
2 2 (1.77%) Node.js
2 2 (1.77%) Spring
2 2 (1.77%) Web Services
3 1 (0.88%) Guice
3 1 (0.88%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (0.88%) Middleware
3 1 (0.88%) React
3 1 (0.88%) REST
3 1 (0.88%) Symfony
3 1 (0.88%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) NHS
2 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.96%) EPoS
4 6 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) User Experience
6 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.77%) Robotics
6 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) iPad
7 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) Photography
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.08%) Windows
2 7 (6.19%) Linux
3 5 (4.42%) Unix
4 4 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.88%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.35%) E-Commerce
3 22 (19.47%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (10.62%) CRM
6 11 (9.73%) Logistics
7 10 (8.85%) Functional Testing
8 9 (7.96%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (7.96%) Test Automation
9 8 (7.08%) Migration
10 7 (6.19%) Business Analysis
10 7 (6.19%) ETL
10 7 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.31%) Dependency Management
11 6 (5.31%) ITIL
11 6 (5.31%) Manual Testing
11 6 (5.31%) SDLC
12 5 (4.42%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.73%) SQL
2 4 (3.54%) Java
2 4 (3.54%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.65%) PHP
3 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) Java 8
5 1 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) Ruby
5 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) ISEB
2 13 (11.50%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.54%) Degree
6 1 (0.88%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CITP
6 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.88%) MCSA
6 1 (0.88%) MCSE
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.50%) PMO
2 5 (4.42%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.42%) QA
3 4 (3.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Docker
2 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.42%) HP ALM
2 5 (4.42%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.54%) Ansible
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (7.08%) MuleSoft
2 7 (6.19%) HP
2 7 (6.19%) Oracle
2 7 (6.19%) SAP
3 6 (5.31%) IBM
3 6 (5.31%) Teradata
4 4 (3.54%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.54%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.65%) Netezza
6 2 (1.77%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.77%) Capita
6 2 (1.77%) Citrix
6 2 (1.77%) Google
6 2 (1.77%) hybris
6 2 (1.77%) JDA
6 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.77%) Zend
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.88%) Symantec
7 1 (0.88%) VMware