Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 70 59
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,287 1,775 1,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.25% 3.38% 3.63%
As % of the General category 9.75% 9.72% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 1,187 1,325
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £163 £285 £203
90th Percentile £575 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.39 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% -6.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £18.44 £31.49
UK median hourly rate £14.45 £13.69 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.51% -14.44% -9.86%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 13,202 18,261 19,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.36% 34.76% 37.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,782 10,947 11,835
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £269 £250
90th Percentile £612 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 817 838
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.29 £20.65 £21.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.74% -5.23% +8.93%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.50 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.77 £47.50 £47.65
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year - +0.46% +4.43%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 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
North of England +7 366 £399 -6.12% 304
South East +8 317 £420 -10.30% 153
Midlands 0 231 £425 +6.25% 189
Yorkshire +18 212 £399 -0.25% 103
East of England +17 186 £430 -4.44% 96
North West -7 139 £400 -11.11% 172
East Midlands -5 132 £406 +1.56% 82
South West +8 121 £363 -19.44% 107
West Midlands -13 99 £425 +8.97% 107
Scotland +10 51 £350 -24.32% 43
North East +9 15 £308 -18.00% 29
Wales +35 9 £401 +0.13% 19
South Coast - 4 - -
Northern Ireland +2 2 - - 3
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Retail.

1 294 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (16.01%) E-Commerce
3 200 (15.54%) Windows
4 196 (15.23%) Finance
5 149 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 140 (10.88%) Microsoft
7 134 (10.41%) SQL
8 127 (9.87%) Azure
9 121 (9.40%) AWS
10 106 (8.24%) Telecoms
11 104 (8.08%) Data Centre
12 96 (7.46%) JavaScript
12 96 (7.46%) Oracle
12 96 (7.46%) Active Directory
13 95 (7.38%) Windows 10
14 92 (7.15%) Project Management
15 91 (7.07%) Banking
16 86 (6.68%) .NET
16 86 (6.68%) Office 365
17 82 (6.37%) Java
18 81 (6.29%) SQL Server
19 79 (6.14%) Scrum
20 78 (6.06%) Migration
21 77 (5.98%) ITIL
22 76 (5.91%) HTML
22 76 (5.91%) Windows 7
22 76 (5.91%) DevOps
23 75 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
23 75 (5.83%) SAP
24 74 (5.75%) Manufacturing

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 36 (2.80%) Confluence
2 26 (2.02%) CMS
3 16 (1.24%) MS Exchange
4 15 (1.17%) SAS
5 9 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (0.62%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.54%) Drupal
8 6 (0.47%) Mule
9 5 (0.39%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.31%) Anypoint
10 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.23%) Apache
11 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.23%) Headless CMS
11 3 (0.23%) JBoss
11 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.16%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.16%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 36 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.93%) Sketch
4 7 (0.54%) InVision
4 7 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
5 6 (0.47%) InDesign
6 5 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (0.39%) Figma
7 4 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.31%) SPSS
8 3 (0.23%) GIMP
8 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.078%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.078%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 23 (1.79%) Oracle Retail
2 16 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.78%) Magento
3 10 (0.78%) SAP Retail
4 9 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.54%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.47%) SAP CAR
8 5 (0.39%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.31%) SAP IBP
9 4 (0.31%) SAP MDG
9 4 (0.31%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 127 (9.87%) Azure
2 121 (9.40%) AWS
3 86 (6.68%) Office 365
4 40 (3.11%) Power Platform
5 25 (1.94%) GCP
6 23 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
7 17 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (1.17%) SaaS
9 12 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
10 11 (0.85%) Serverless
11 9 (0.70%) PaaS
12 8 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.54%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.54%) IaaS
13 7 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.56%) DNS
2 31 (2.41%) Firewall
3 27 (2.10%) LAN
4 22 (1.71%) WAN
5 14 (1.09%) ATM
6 13 (1.01%) VPN
7 12 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (0.78%) SAN
8 10 (0.78%) Skype
8 10 (0.78%) Wireless
9 9 (0.70%) FTP
9 9 (0.70%) Internet
9 9 (0.70%) MPLS
10 8 (0.62%) DHCP
11 6 (0.47%) SSH
12 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.31%) WLAN
14 3 (0.23%) Broadband
14 3 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (3.11%) Power BI
4 35 (2.72%) Big Data
5 23 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.71%) MySQL
7 17 (1.32%) Data Lake
8 15 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.54%) Base SAS
15 6 (0.47%) BigQuery
15 6 (0.47%) MS Access
15 6 (0.47%) OLAP
15 6 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 68 (5.28%) JIRA
2 51 (3.96%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.80%) Jenkins
4 35 (2.72%) Selenium
5 19 (1.48%) Cucumber
6 17 (1.32%) JUnit
6 17 (1.32%) Maven
7 15 (1.17%) Bitbucket
8 10 (0.78%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.70%) Burp Suite
9 9 (0.70%) Mockito
9 9 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.62%) GitLab
10 8 (0.62%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.54%) webpack
11 7 (0.54%) Zephyr
12 6 (0.47%) DbUnit
12 6 (0.47%) jMock
12 6 (0.47%) SonarQube
General
1 196 (15.23%) Finance
2 106 (8.24%) Telecoms
3 91 (7.07%) Banking
4 74 (5.75%) Manufacturing
5 39 (3.03%) Public Sector
6 36 (2.80%) Marketing
7 24 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.79%) Retail Banking
9 22 (1.71%) Automotive
10 20 (1.55%) Corporate Banking
11 14 (1.09%) Legal
12 13 (1.01%) Law
13 10 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.70%) Retail Finance
15 7 (0.54%) German Language
16 6 (0.47%) Billing
16 6 (0.47%) Games
17 4 (0.31%) Advertising
18 3 (0.23%) Spanish Language
19 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 235 (18.26%) Analyst
2 190 (14.76%) Developer
3 132 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 104 (8.08%) Architect
5 83 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 77 (5.98%) Consultant
7 51 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
8 44 (3.42%) .NET Developer
9 38 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 37 (2.87%) C# Developer
10 37 (2.87%) Test Analyst
11 36 (2.80%) Service Analyst
12 34 (2.64%) Designer
12 34 (2.64%) Service Desk Analyst
13 33 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
14 29 (2.25%) Build Engineer
15 28 (2.18%) IT Analyst
15 28 (2.18%) IT Manager
16 26 (2.02%) IT Project Manager
16 26 (2.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (6.68%) .NET
2 76 (5.91%) HTML
3 58 (4.51%) CSS
4 52 (4.04%) Web Services
5 51 (3.96%) AngularJS
6 47 (3.65%) React
7 41 (3.19%) jQuery
8 37 (2.87%) ASP.NET
9 30 (2.33%) Spring
10 26 (2.02%) .NET Framework
11 25 (1.94%) HTML5
12 24 (1.86%) RESTful
13 22 (1.71%) Node.js
14 19 (1.48%) CSS3
14 19 (1.48%) REST
14 19 (1.48%) XML
15 18 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (1.09%) SOAP
17 13 (1.01%) JSON
17 13 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.08%) Data Centre
2 72 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.97%) User Experience
4 50 (3.89%) EPoS
5 46 (3.57%) Driving Licence
6 41 (3.19%) NHS
7 34 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 32 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (1.63%) FMCG
10 18 (1.40%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.54%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.47%) BYOD
14 6 (0.47%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.39%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.39%) Clustering
15 5 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 200 (15.54%) Windows
2 95 (7.38%) Windows 10
3 76 (5.91%) Windows 7
4 73 (5.67%) Linux
5 34 (2.64%) Android
5 34 (2.64%) Windows Server
6 24 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.63%) Unix
8 19 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.62%) AIX
11 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.39%) Solaris
12 5 (0.39%) zOS
13 4 (0.31%) CentOS
13 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.23%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (16.01%) E-Commerce
3 149 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (7.15%) Project Management
5 79 (6.14%) Scrum
6 78 (6.06%) Migration
7 77 (5.98%) ITIL
8 76 (5.91%) DevOps
9 75 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
10 67 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
11 66 (5.13%) Analytics
11 66 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
12 65 (5.05%) ERP
13 58 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 56 (4.35%) Waterfall
15 55 (4.27%) Project Delivery
16 51 (3.96%) CRM
16 51 (3.96%) Logistics
17 49 (3.81%) Information Security
18 48 (3.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 134 (10.41%) SQL
2 96 (7.46%) JavaScript
3 82 (6.37%) Java
4 71 (5.52%) C#
5 40 (3.11%) Python
6 31 (2.41%) PowerShell
7 28 (2.18%) PHP
8 18 (1.40%) T-SQL
9 16 (1.24%) C
10 13 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.78%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.70%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.54%) Groovy
13 7 (0.54%) Java 8
14 6 (0.47%) R
14 6 (0.47%) RPG
15 5 (0.39%) VBA
16 4 (0.31%) Perl
17 3 (0.23%) ABAP
17 3 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 66 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 48 (3.73%) Degree
4 36 (2.80%) CISSP
5 26 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.71%) CISM
7 14 (1.09%) MCSE
8 13 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.93%) SANS
9 12 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
10 11 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.78%) GIAC
11 10 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.70%) CLAS
12 9 (0.70%) ISEB
12 9 (0.70%) PMP
13 8 (0.62%) CIMA
13 8 (0.62%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.54%) ACCA
14 7 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.95%) QA
2 32 (2.49%) PMO
3 24 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.79%) GDPR
5 21 (1.63%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.24%) SLA
7 12 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (0.70%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.62%) NIST
10 5 (0.39%) COBIT
11 2 (0.16%) WCAG
12 1 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.078%) IFRS
12 1 (0.078%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.078%) P3O
12 1 (0.078%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 96 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.86%) Docker
3 14 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.47%) Postfix
4 6 (0.47%) vSphere
5 4 (0.31%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.078%) Firmware
7 1 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.078%) NDS
7 1 (0.078%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.078%) NFS
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.078%) vCloud
7 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.078%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.078%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (3.42%) SCCM
2 25 (1.94%) Terraform
3 20 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.40%) Ansible
4 18 (1.40%) Puppet
5 13 (1.01%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.93%) AirWatch
7 10 (0.78%) HP ALM
7 10 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.70%) Nagios
8 9 (0.70%) Nessus
9 7 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.47%) SCOM
11 5 (0.39%) MOM
11 5 (0.39%) PingFederate
11 5 (0.39%) vRealize
12 4 (0.31%) Clonezilla
12 4 (0.31%) Packer
12 4 (0.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 140 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 96 (7.46%) Oracle
3 75 (5.83%) SAP
4 70 (5.44%) VMware
5 59 (4.58%) HP
6 43 (3.34%) Dell
6 43 (3.34%) Google
7 38 (2.95%) McAfee
8 34 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (2.02%) Adobe
9 26 (2.02%) Cisco
10 17 (1.32%) Tableau
11 16 (1.24%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.09%) hybris
13 13 (1.01%) IBM
13 13 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 12 (0.93%) Citrix
15 10 (0.78%) Splunk
16 9 (0.70%) Qualys
16 9 (0.70%) Sitecore