Period
to 20 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 20 November 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 53 52
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,898 2,092 2,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.42% 3.92% 3.64%
As % of the General category 11.38% 11.43% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,276 1,447 1,394
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £279 £209 £120
90th Percentile £588 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.86% -24.36% +21.88%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £18.18 £30.35 £54.13
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £16.90
% change year-on-year -11.48% -9.74% +5.59%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16,678 18,300 17,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.05% 34.25% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,894 10,977 11,096
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £241
90th Percentile £588 £575 £562
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 686 700
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.96 £26.83 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +1.25% +1.92%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.72 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £45.03
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.00% -

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the UK excluding London

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the UK excluding London

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the UK excluding London

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the UK excluding London

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Retail in the UK excluding London

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
South East -14 510 £450 +5.88% 201
North of England -17 476 £406 -4.41% 351
Midlands -4 453 £400 +4.23% 227
East of England -15 255 £425 - 94
Yorkshire +12 248 £413 +3.13% 118
East Midlands +9 239 £425 +9.68% 110
North West -29 213 £400 -8.57% 211
West Midlands -17 212 £390 +4.00% 116
South West -22 125 £433 +8.13% 109
Scotland +19 66 £415 +28.19% 31
North East -3 15 £365 +0.69% 22
Northern Ireland +50 10 £340 - 2
Wales -24 9 £400 +3.90% 20
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Retail.

1 598 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (19.92%) Finance
3 357 (18.81%) E-Commerce
4 282 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 212 (11.17%) SQL
6 183 (9.64%) Oracle
7 171 (9.01%) Java
7 171 (9.01%) Scrum
8 167 (8.80%) Project Management
9 160 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
9 160 (8.43%) Microsoft
10 152 (8.01%) JavaScript
11 147 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
12 145 (7.64%) SAP
13 141 (7.43%) Windows
14 137 (7.22%) HTML
15 134 (7.06%) SQL Server
16 131 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
17 128 (6.74%) ITIL
17 128 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
18 126 (6.64%) Waterfall
19 121 (6.38%) Migration
20 116 (6.11%) CSS
21 115 (6.06%) .NET
22 113 (5.95%) C#
23 109 (5.74%) Marketing
23 109 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
24 106 (5.58%) ERP
25 105 (5.53%) SDLC
26 96 (5.06%) TDD

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 37 (1.95%) Confluence
2 33 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.11%) WebSphere
4 20 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (1.00%) CMS
5 19 (1.00%) SAS
6 17 (0.90%) Apache
7 15 (0.79%) Apache Spark
8 14 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
10 9 (0.47%) JBoss
10 9 (0.47%) Liferay
10 9 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.42%) Anypoint
11 8 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.42%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.42%) Mule
11 8 (0.42%) WordPress
12 7 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 63 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.16%) InDesign
9 3 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.11%) ImageReady
11 1 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.053%) Revit
11 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.21%) Oracle Retail
2 16 (0.84%) Magento
3 15 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
4 12 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.47%) SAP Retail
5 9 (0.47%) Workday HCM
6 8 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.37%) SAP SD
8 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.32%) Retail-J
8 6 (0.32%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.26%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.26%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 109 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (2.63%) Office 365
4 29 (1.53%) SaaS
5 14 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.74%) Serverless
6 12 (0.63%) IaaS
7 11 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (0.53%) npm
9 9 (0.47%) Apigee
9 9 (0.47%) PaaS
10 8 (0.42%) Boomi
11 7 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.74%) Firewall
2 45 (2.37%) WAN
3 31 (1.63%) LAN
4 27 (1.42%) DNS
4 27 (1.42%) Internet
5 26 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
6 24 (1.26%) VPN
7 21 (1.11%) Wireless
8 18 (0.95%) TCP/IP
9 16 (0.84%) DHCP
9 16 (0.84%) MPLS
9 16 (0.84%) VoIP
10 9 (0.47%) SMS
10 9 (0.47%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.37%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (0.37%) Network Security
11 7 (0.37%) SAN
12 6 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.32%) WLAN
13 5 (0.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 131 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (2.95%) Big Data
3 56 (2.95%) Relational Database
4 44 (2.32%) MySQL
5 36 (1.90%) Hadoop
5 36 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (1.69%) Power BI
8 24 (1.26%) NoSQL
9 22 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (1.05%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.00%) DB2
12 19 (1.00%) Oracle Database
13 17 (0.90%) Apache Hive
13 17 (0.90%) Data Lake
13 17 (0.90%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 88 (4.64%) JIRA
2 63 (3.32%) Git (software)
3 43 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 38 (2.00%) Selenium
5 24 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (1.21%) JUnit
7 20 (1.05%) Maven
8 19 (1.00%) Subversion
9 17 (0.90%) Cucumber
10 16 (0.84%) Visual Studio
11 14 (0.74%) Mercurial
12 12 (0.63%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (0.58%) Gradle
13 11 (0.58%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.53%) JMeter
15 9 (0.47%) DbUnit
15 9 (0.47%) Mocha
15 9 (0.47%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.42%) Mockito
General
1 378 (19.92%) Finance
2 109 (5.74%) Marketing
3 86 (4.53%) Manufacturing
4 63 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 61 (3.21%) Banking
6 33 (1.74%) Automotive
7 22 (1.16%) Legal
8 20 (1.05%) Retail Banking
9 13 (0.68%) Law
10 11 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.53%) Back Office
12 9 (0.47%) Publishing
13 8 (0.42%) Advertising
14 7 (0.37%) Games
14 7 (0.37%) German Language
15 6 (0.32%) Retail Finance
16 5 (0.26%) Electronics
17 4 (0.21%) Billing
17 4 (0.21%) Dutch Language
17 4 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 411 (21.65%) Analyst
2 344 (18.12%) Developer
3 234 (12.33%) Project Manager
4 219 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 214 (11.28%) Architect
6 105 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
7 79 (4.16%) Consultant
8 61 (3.21%) Test Analyst
9 52 (2.74%) .NET Developer
10 49 (2.58%) Java Developer
11 48 (2.53%) Retail Business Analyst
12 47 (2.48%) IT Manager
13 42 (2.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 40 (2.11%) IT Project Manager
15 39 (2.05%) C# Developer
16 38 (2.00%) Delivery Manager
17 34 (1.79%) Designer
18 30 (1.58%) React Developer
18 30 (1.58%) Test Manager
19 29 (1.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (7.22%) HTML
2 116 (6.11%) CSS
3 115 (6.06%) .NET
4 86 (4.53%) Web Services
5 62 (3.27%) Spring
6 60 (3.16%) AngularJS
7 56 (2.95%) React
8 55 (2.90%) jQuery
9 50 (2.63%) HTML5
9 50 (2.63%) Node.js
10 48 (2.53%) RESTful
11 45 (2.37%) .NET Framework
11 45 (2.37%) Middleware
11 45 (2.37%) SOAP
11 45 (2.37%) XML
12 44 (2.32%) CSS3
12 44 (2.32%) REST
13 38 (2.00%) ASP.NET
14 30 (1.58%) Entity Framework
15 29 (1.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (4.58%) NHS
3 80 (4.21%) FMCG
4 79 (4.16%) User Experience
5 52 (2.74%) EPoS
6 43 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 41 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
8 39 (2.05%) Data Centre
9 34 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (1.74%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.16%) Computer Science
13 13 (0.68%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.63%) Taxonomies
15 11 (0.58%) Credit Risk
16 9 (0.47%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.42%) Driving Licence
18 7 (0.37%) Cyberattack
18 7 (0.37%) Data Structures
18 7 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 141 (7.43%) Windows
2 57 (3.00%) Linux
2 57 (3.00%) Windows Server
3 54 (2.85%) Unix
4 34 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 30 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 29 (1.53%) Android
7 25 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.58%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.37%) AIX
11 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.11%) MVS
15 2 (0.11%) SUSE
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (18.81%) E-Commerce
3 282 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 171 (9.01%) Scrum
5 167 (8.80%) Project Management
6 160 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
7 128 (6.74%) ITIL
7 128 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
8 126 (6.64%) Waterfall
9 121 (6.38%) Migration
10 106 (5.58%) ERP
11 105 (5.53%) SDLC
12 96 (5.06%) TDD
13 93 (4.90%) Business Analysis
14 90 (4.74%) Test Automation
15 87 (4.58%) Logistics
16 80 (4.21%) CRM
17 77 (4.06%) BDD
18 76 (4.00%) Analytics
18 76 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 212 (11.17%) SQL
2 171 (9.01%) Java
3 152 (8.01%) JavaScript
4 113 (5.95%) C#
5 64 (3.37%) Python
6 49 (2.58%) PHP
7 34 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 34 (1.79%) T-SQL
8 29 (1.53%) PL/SQL
8 29 (1.53%) PowerShell
9 27 (1.42%) Java 8
10 22 (1.16%) C
11 13 (0.68%) C++
12 12 (0.63%) TypeScript
13 11 (0.58%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.58%) Scala
14 10 (0.53%) Groovy
14 10 (0.53%) VBA
15 9 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (3.69%) Degree
2 48 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.58%) ISEB
5 25 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.32%) CISSP
6 23 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.11%) CCNA
8 16 (0.84%) PMP
9 15 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 13 (0.68%) CISM
12 12 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.47%) MCP
14 8 (0.42%) APMP
14 8 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.37%) Master's Degree
16 5 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.69%) PMO
2 82 (4.32%) QA
3 62 (3.27%) GDPR
4 37 (1.95%) PCI DSS
5 24 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 22 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (1.16%) SLA
7 10 (0.53%) COBIT
7 10 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.42%) COSO
9 2 (0.11%) IFRS
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.11%) TickIT
10 1 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.053%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.053%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 90 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.16%) Docker
4 32 (1.69%) vSphere
5 9 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.37%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.32%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.32%) HDFS
7 6 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.26%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.21%) Xen
10 2 (0.11%) Dovecot
10 2 (0.11%) Postfix
10 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.053%) Firmware
11 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (1.63%) SCCM
2 25 (1.32%) Ansible
3 23 (1.21%) Kubernetes
3 23 (1.21%) Terraform
4 11 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.58%) Puppet
5 7 (0.37%) Oozie
6 6 (0.32%) WSUS
7 5 (0.26%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.26%) vMotion
7 5 (0.26%) vRealize
8 4 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.21%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.21%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.16%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 3 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.16%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (0.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 183 (9.64%) Oracle
2 160 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 145 (7.64%) SAP
4 86 (4.53%) Cisco
5 77 (4.06%) VMware
6 64 (3.37%) IBM
7 44 (2.32%) hybris
8 38 (2.00%) Adobe
8 38 (2.00%) HP
9 32 (1.69%) Ab Initio
10 29 (1.53%) Google
11 27 (1.42%) Citrix
12 25 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 24 (1.26%) Teradata
14 20 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
15 17 (0.90%) Meraki
16 16 (0.84%) Tableau
17 15 (0.79%) JDA
17 15 (0.79%) TIBCO
18 14 (0.74%) Dell