Period
to 20 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 62 53
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,607 1,985 1,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.32% 3.64% 3.88%
As % of the General category 9.48% 10.27% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 968 1,219 1,281
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £613 £585 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -18.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.47 £11.75
90th Percentile £23.38 £18.50 £27.35
UK median hourly rate £16.48 £14.39 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.49% -0.76% +0.35%

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 16,946 19,320 20,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 35.04% 35.40% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,070 11,317 12,166
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 721 779 805
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -11.19% +9.85%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.36 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £21.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.70% -2.67% +7.14%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 0 465 £450 - 196
North of England +11 396 £425 +3.03% 322
Midlands -8 298 £425 +6.25% 213
Yorkshire +9 220 £438 +2.94% 105
East of England -17 217 £475 +5.56% 98
South West +24 181 £439 +3.24% 133
North West -5 162 £425 +7.59% 195
East Midlands -5 147 £400 - 106
West Midlands -16 144 £425 +5.92% 107
Scotland +25 33 £444 +10.94% 38
North East +28 13 £335 -4.29% 22
Wales +9 11 £425 -22.73% 19
Northern Ireland +3 4 - - 2
South Coast - 4 - -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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.

1 464 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (17.61%) E-Commerce
3 274 (17.05%) Finance
4 216 (13.44%) SQL
5 198 (12.32%) Microsoft
6 187 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 173 (10.77%) Java
8 142 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
9 141 (8.77%) Windows
10 140 (8.71%) JIRA
11 131 (8.15%) JavaScript
12 128 (7.97%) Project Management
13 125 (7.78%) DevOps
14 124 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
15 120 (7.47%) Scrum
16 119 (7.41%) .NET
17 116 (7.22%) SAP
18 115 (7.16%) Oracle
19 109 (6.78%) Analytics
20 108 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
21 101 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
22 100 (6.22%) HTML
23 99 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
24 96 (5.97%) C#
24 96 (5.97%) Test Automation
25 94 (5.85%) SQL Server
25 94 (5.85%) Active Directory
26 91 (5.66%) Telecoms
27 90 (5.60%) Banking
28 88 (5.48%) CSS

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 54 (3.36%) Confluence
2 37 (2.30%) WebSphere
3 24 (1.49%) SAS
4 15 (0.93%) CMS
5 14 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 14 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.75%) Apache
6 12 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 11 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (0.62%) Mule
8 10 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.50%) Drupal
11 6 (0.37%) CICS
12 5 (0.31%) IBM Domino
12 5 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.31%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.25%) Anypoint
13 4 (0.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 68 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.87%) Sketch
5 13 (0.81%) SPSS
6 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.68%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.44%) InVision
9 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.19%) Stata
10 3 (0.19%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.12%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.12%) Marvel
11 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.062%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.062%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 24 (1.49%) Magento
2 19 (1.18%) SAP Retail
3 17 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
4 9 (0.56%) SAP FI
5 8 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.50%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.37%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
7 5 (0.31%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 5 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.25%) Fredhopper
8 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.25%) Shopify
8 4 (0.25%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 142 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (3.61%) Office 365
4 47 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 29 (1.80%) Power Platform
6 23 (1.43%) SaaS
7 22 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (0.93%) G Suite
9 14 (0.87%) Google Analytics
9 14 (0.87%) Serverless
10 13 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.56%) PaaS
12 9 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 8 (0.50%) Amazon EKS
13 8 (0.50%) IBM Blueworks
13 8 (0.50%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.18%) DNS
2 29 (1.80%) Firewall
3 22 (1.37%) WAN
4 19 (1.18%) LAN
5 16 (1.00%) Skype
6 15 (0.93%) DHCP
6 15 (0.93%) Internet
7 12 (0.75%) Network Security
8 11 (0.68%) SSL
8 11 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.62%) Wireless
10 9 (0.56%) SAN
11 8 (0.50%) HTTP
11 8 (0.50%) OpenVPN
12 7 (0.44%) SMTP
13 6 (0.37%) DKIM
13 6 (0.37%) DMARC
13 6 (0.37%) FTP
13 6 (0.37%) VPN
14 5 (0.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.49%) Big Data
4 33 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (1.99%) DB2
6 27 (1.68%) MySQL
6 27 (1.68%) Power BI
7 25 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.43%) NoSQL
9 22 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.12%) BigQuery
11 17 (1.06%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.81%) SAP HANA
15 12 (0.75%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (0.68%) QlikView
17 10 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 140 (8.71%) JIRA
2 80 (4.98%) Jenkins
3 57 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 48 (2.99%) Selenium
5 30 (1.87%) Cucumber
6 25 (1.56%) JUnit
7 23 (1.43%) Bitbucket
8 21 (1.31%) Maven
9 18 (1.12%) SoapUI
9 18 (1.12%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.87%) WebDriver
11 13 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (0.75%) SonarQube
13 10 (0.62%) Visual Studio
14 9 (0.56%) JMeter
14 9 (0.56%) Mockito
14 9 (0.56%) Subversion
15 8 (0.50%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.50%) Karma Test Runner
15 8 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 274 (17.05%) Finance
2 91 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 90 (5.60%) Banking
4 63 (3.92%) Marketing
5 61 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.87%) Games
7 29 (1.80%) Public Sector
8 25 (1.56%) Automotive
9 22 (1.37%) Legal
10 17 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.75%) Back Office
12 12 (0.75%) Billing
13 11 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.31%) Law
16 4 (0.25%) Advertising
16 4 (0.25%) Electronics
16 4 (0.25%) Retail Finance
17 3 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 328 (20.41%) Analyst
2 260 (16.18%) Developer
3 186 (11.57%) Architect
4 161 (10.02%) Business Analyst
5 155 (9.65%) Project Manager
6 83 (5.16%) Solutions Architect
7 71 (4.42%) Consultant
8 59 (3.67%) Test Analyst
9 42 (2.61%) .NET Developer
10 39 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 38 (2.36%) Designer
12 37 (2.30%) Retail Business Analyst
13 36 (2.24%) DevOps Engineer
14 32 (1.99%) C# Developer
15 29 (1.80%) Tester
16 28 (1.74%) IT Manager
17 27 (1.68%) E-Commerce Analyst
18 26 (1.62%) C# .NET Developer
18 26 (1.62%) E-Commerce Manager
19 25 (1.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (7.41%) .NET
2 100 (6.22%) HTML
3 88 (5.48%) CSS
4 75 (4.67%) Web Services
5 54 (3.36%) AngularJS
6 48 (2.99%) ASP.NET
7 46 (2.86%) jQuery
7 46 (2.86%) React
7 46 (2.86%) XML
8 43 (2.68%) RESTful
9 42 (2.61%) Spring
10 35 (2.18%) REST
11 32 (1.99%) .NET Core
12 30 (1.87%) .NET Framework
13 27 (1.68%) JSON
13 27 (1.68%) SOAP
14 25 (1.56%) J2EE
15 24 (1.49%) HTML5
15 24 (1.49%) Middleware
16 22 (1.37%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.42%) NHS
3 63 (3.92%) User Experience
4 59 (3.67%) Data Centre
5 39 (2.43%) EPoS
6 38 (2.36%) FMCG
7 31 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 26 (1.62%) Driving Licence
10 22 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (0.93%) Algorithms
12 15 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 15 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.87%) Robotics
14 13 (0.81%) BYOD
15 12 (0.75%) Tandem
16 11 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
16 11 (0.68%) Mainframe
17 10 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 141 (8.77%) Windows
2 60 (3.73%) Linux
3 52 (3.24%) Windows 10
4 45 (2.80%) Windows 7
5 40 (2.49%) Windows Server
6 33 (2.05%) Android
7 31 (1.93%) Unix
8 19 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.00%) Mac OS
10 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.50%) AIX
12 5 (0.31%) MVS
12 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.31%) Solaris
13 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.25%) zOS
14 3 (0.19%) SUSE
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (17.61%) E-Commerce
3 187 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 128 (7.97%) Project Management
5 125 (7.78%) DevOps
6 120 (7.47%) Scrum
7 109 (6.78%) Analytics
8 101 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
9 99 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
10 96 (5.97%) Test Automation
11 88 (5.48%) ITIL
12 86 (5.35%) Migration
13 85 (5.29%) Microservices
14 77 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
15 71 (4.42%) CRM
16 70 (4.36%) Waterfall
17 68 (4.23%) Project Delivery
18 56 (3.48%) Business Analysis
19 52 (3.24%) Continuous Improvement
19 52 (3.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 216 (13.44%) SQL
2 173 (10.77%) Java
3 131 (8.15%) JavaScript
4 96 (5.97%) C#
5 79 (4.92%) Python
6 37 (2.30%) PHP
7 36 (2.24%) PowerShell
8 23 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 23 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 21 (1.31%) R
10 18 (1.12%) C
11 14 (0.87%) Java 8
11 14 (0.87%) VBScript
12 13 (0.81%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.68%) VBA
14 9 (0.56%) C++
14 9 (0.56%) COBOL
14 9 (0.56%) Groovy
14 9 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (3.92%) Degree
2 40 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 38 (2.36%) CISSP
4 36 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.62%) CISM
6 22 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 19 (1.18%) ISEB
7 19 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.87%) MCSE
9 11 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.62%) CISA
11 9 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (0.56%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.37%) CCNP
12 6 (0.37%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.37%) PhD
12 6 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (0.31%) CCIE
13 5 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.42%) QA
2 39 (2.43%) PMO
3 24 (1.49%) SLA
4 22 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.12%) GDPR
6 16 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.81%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.25%) COBIT
10 2 (0.12%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.12%) NIST
10 2 (0.12%) PSD2
10 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.062%) COSO
11 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.062%) SEPA
System Software
1 94 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 69 (4.29%) Docker
3 13 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.44%) vSphere
5 5 (0.31%) NDS
6 4 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 3 (0.19%) Postfix
7 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.12%) HDFS
8 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.12%) XenApp
9 1 (0.062%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.062%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.062%) Firmware
9 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.062%) Squid
9 1 (0.062%) Varnish
9 1 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.062%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (3.30%) Kubernetes
2 45 (2.80%) Ansible
3 35 (2.18%) Terraform
4 31 (1.93%) Puppet
5 29 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (1.43%) SCCM
7 15 (0.93%) PingFederate
7 15 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.62%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.50%) FreeIPA
9 8 (0.50%) Nagios
9 8 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
10 6 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.31%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 5 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 4 (0.25%) CASB
12 4 (0.25%) Control-M
12 4 (0.25%) SCOM
12 4 (0.25%) vRealize
12 4 (0.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 198 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 116 (7.22%) SAP
3 115 (7.16%) Oracle
4 65 (4.04%) Google
5 64 (3.98%) IBM
6 43 (2.68%) VMware
7 41 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (2.12%) hybris
9 27 (1.68%) Tableau
10 26 (1.62%) Cisco
11 23 (1.43%) Adobe
11 23 (1.43%) HP
12 16 (1.00%) Dell
13 14 (0.87%) BeyondTrust
13 14 (0.87%) Citrix
13 14 (0.87%) JDA
13 14 (0.87%) Splunk
14 13 (0.81%) webMethods
15 12 (0.75%) Talend
16 11 (0.68%) Pega