Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 114 91
Rank change year-on-year +19 -23 -18
Contract jobs citing Retail 126 135 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.15% 2.10% 2.17%
As % of the General category 7.17% 5.83% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 81 110
South West median daily rate £369 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.06% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £150 £263 £105
90th Percentile £538 £538 £551
England median daily rate £450 £458 £450
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £30.00
England median hourly rate £14.39 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.79% -17.65% +0.62%

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 1,758 2,317 2,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.03% 36.05% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,136 1,534 1,385
South West median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £269
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
England median daily rate £488 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 97 68
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% +6.57%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.58 £11.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £58.98
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.09% - +4.76%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 +25 61 £331 -24.29% 12
Bristol +12 28 £288 -30.30% 52
Somerset +6 16 £425 -10.53% 14
Gloucestershire -1 12 £425 -3.41% 15
Devon -8 2 £140 -70.53% 8
Dorset +1 1 - - 11
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 29 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 26 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (19.05%) Finance
4 24 (19.05%) Windows
5 22 (17.46%) Banking
6 21 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 17 (13.49%) Windows 10
8 16 (12.70%) Data Centre
8 16 (12.70%) JavaScript
9 15 (11.90%) Scrum
9 15 (11.90%) JIRA
9 15 (11.90%) Azure
10 13 (10.32%) Security Cleared
10 13 (10.32%) Google
11 12 (9.52%) NHS
11 12 (9.52%) Project Management
11 12 (9.52%) CRM
11 12 (9.52%) Windows 7
11 12 (9.52%) Microservices
12 11 (8.73%) AWS
12 11 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (8.73%) Public Sector
12 11 (8.73%) Manufacturing
13 10 (7.94%) Adobe
13 10 (7.94%) HP
13 10 (7.94%) SC Cleared
13 10 (7.94%) Project Delivery
13 10 (7.94%) User Experience
13 10 (7.94%) Driving Licence

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 9 (7.14%) CMS
2 7 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (3.97%) Confluence
3 5 (3.97%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.59%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.79%) SAS
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Sketch
2 6 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 5 (3.97%) Adobe After Effects
3 5 (3.97%) InDesign
4 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.59%) Figma
5 2 (1.59%) InVision
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.79%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.79%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.79%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.59%) SAP Retail
2 2 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.79%) Magento
3 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.90%) Azure
2 11 (8.73%) AWS
3 8 (6.35%) GCP
4 5 (3.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.59%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.59%) Office 365
7 1 (0.79%) Force.com
7 1 (0.79%) IaaS
7 1 (0.79%) PaaS
7 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Firewall
1 4 (3.17%) VPN
2 3 (2.38%) DMZ
3 2 (1.59%) ATM
3 2 (1.59%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.79%) LAN
4 1 (0.79%) SSL
4 1 (0.79%) VoIP
4 1 (0.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.79%) Wireless
4 1 (0.79%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.35%) Big Data
3 3 (2.38%) BigQuery
3 3 (2.38%) MySQL
3 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.59%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.79%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.79%) Bigtable
5 1 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.79%) QlikView
5 1 (0.79%) Redis
5 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.90%) JIRA
2 9 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 9 (7.14%) Selenium
3 4 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.17%) Maven
4 3 (2.38%) JUnit
4 3 (2.38%) Mockito
5 2 (1.59%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.79%) Appium
6 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.79%) GitLab
6 1 (0.79%) Gradle
6 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.79%) Mocha
6 1 (0.79%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.79%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (19.05%) Finance
2 22 (17.46%) Banking
3 21 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 11 (8.73%) Manufacturing
4 11 (8.73%) Public Sector
5 9 (7.14%) Automotive
6 5 (3.97%) Corporate Banking
6 5 (3.97%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.97%) Retail Banking
7 4 (3.17%) Marketing
8 2 (1.59%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.59%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.79%) Legal
9 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (19.84%) Analyst
2 16 (12.70%) Business Analyst
2 16 (12.70%) Project Manager
3 13 (10.32%) Developer
4 9 (7.14%) Architect
5 8 (6.35%) Deployment Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Designer
5 8 (6.35%) Test Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) Digital Designer
6 6 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 5 (3.97%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.17%) Consultant
8 4 (3.17%) Field Engineer
8 4 (3.17%) Floorwalker
8 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.17%) IT Engineer
8 4 (3.17%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.38%) Azure Developer
9 3 (2.38%) Retail Business Analyst
9 3 (2.38%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) HTML
2 7 (5.56%) HTML5
3 6 (4.76%) XML
4 5 (3.97%) .NET
4 5 (3.97%) Node.js
4 5 (3.97%) SOAP
4 5 (3.97%) Web Services
5 4 (3.17%) React
5 4 (3.17%) RESTful
6 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.38%) JSF
6 3 (2.38%) REST
6 3 (2.38%) Spring
7 2 (1.59%) CSS
7 2 (1.59%) CSS3
7 2 (1.59%) J2EE
7 2 (1.59%) SailPoint
7 2 (1.59%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.52%) NHS
3 10 (7.94%) Driving Licence
3 10 (7.94%) User Experience
4 5 (3.97%) EPoS
4 5 (3.97%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.59%) PKI
6 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) FMCG
7 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.05%) Windows
2 17 (13.49%) Windows 10
3 12 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.17%) Linux
6 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.38%) CentOS
7 3 (2.38%) Debian
7 3 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 26 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (11.90%) Scrum
5 12 (9.52%) CRM
5 12 (9.52%) Microservices
5 12 (9.52%) Project Management
6 11 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (7.94%) Project Delivery
8 9 (7.14%) ITIL
9 8 (6.35%) Analytics
9 8 (6.35%) Break/Fix
9 8 (6.35%) Workflow
10 7 (5.56%) BDD
10 7 (5.56%) Cloud Operations
10 7 (5.56%) DevOps
10 7 (5.56%) Kanban
10 7 (5.56%) Migration
10 7 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.70%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.76%) Java
3 5 (3.97%) C#
4 4 (3.17%) PHP
4 4 (3.17%) SQL
5 3 (2.38%) C
5 3 (2.38%) Python
6 2 (1.59%) ABAP
6 2 (1.59%) Embedded C
6 2 (1.59%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.79%) Java 8
7 1 (0.79%) VB
7 1 (0.79%) VBA
7 1 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.17%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.38%) RHCE
5 2 (1.59%) Degree
5 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) CISA
6 1 (0.79%) CISM
6 1 (0.79%) CISSP
6 1 (0.79%) CRISC
6 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.79%) PMP
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) GDPR
2 4 (3.17%) SLA
3 3 (2.38%) QA
4 2 (1.59%) PMO
4 2 (1.59%) WCAG
5 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Docker
2 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) NDS
3 1 (0.79%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.38%) Ansible
2 3 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.38%) Puppet
2 3 (2.38%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (2.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (2.38%) WSUS
2 3 (2.38%) yum
3 2 (1.59%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.59%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) Google
2 10 (7.94%) Adobe
2 10 (7.94%) HP
3 9 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (6.35%) Dell
5 6 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.76%) Oracle
5 6 (4.76%) VMware
6 5 (3.97%) ForgeRock
6 5 (3.97%) NetIQ
6 5 (3.97%) Sitecore
7 4 (3.17%) Apple
8 3 (2.38%) Avaya
8 3 (2.38%) Demandware
8 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.38%) SAP
9 1 (0.79%) hybris
9 1 (0.79%) Meraki
9 1 (0.79%) Tableau
9 1 (0.79%) Talend