Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 64 66
Rank change year-on-year -70 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing Retail 231 1,578 1,934
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.66% 3.29% 3.51%
As % of the General category 4.62% 9.38% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 953 1,204
Median daily rate £400 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.99% +0.12% +3.03%
10th Percentile £105 £240 £263
90th Percentile £555 £600 £584
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 45
Median hourly rate £11.25 £14.28 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.22% +5.78% -15.63%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £15.88 £23.38 £18.00
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +11.11% -15.63%

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 5,003 16,828 19,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 35.93% 35.08% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,062 9,986 11,379
Median daily rate £437 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.11% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £263
90th Percentile £606 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 727 832
Median hourly rate £22.55 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.20% +12.50% -11.82%
10th Percentile £11.63 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £29.89 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +32.84% +4.65% -4.53%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Retail as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Retail in the UK excluding London

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in the UK excluding London

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend 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 18 September 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 -28 74 £375 -11.76% 115
North West -5 48 £381 -4.69% 69
South East -43 46 £400 -11.11% 52
Midlands -31 44 £425 - 63
East of England -8 40 £450 -5.26% 34
East Midlands -4 31 £453 +6.50% 29
Yorkshire -36 24 £375 -14.53% 37
South West -17 18 £425 -0.12% 37
West Midlands -31 14 £388 -8.82% 34
Scotland +43 7 £215 -47.88% 11
North East +33 2 £100 -70.15% 9
Wales +35 1 £100 -80.95% 5
Northern Ireland +16 1 - - 5
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 43 (18.61%) Microsoft
2 41 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (17.32%) Finance
4 37 (16.02%) E-Commerce
5 31 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (12.55%) SQL
7 28 (12.12%) Azure
8 24 (10.39%) Oracle
8 24 (10.39%) Windows
9 23 (9.96%) Manufacturing
10 21 (9.09%) JavaScript
10 21 (9.09%) Active Directory
11 20 (8.66%) ERP
12 19 (8.23%) SQL Server
12 19 (8.23%) Telecoms
12 19 (8.23%) Office 365
13 17 (7.36%) Migration
14 16 (6.93%) Java
14 16 (6.93%) Analytics
15 15 (6.49%) Project Management
16 14 (6.06%) EPoS
16 14 (6.06%) HTML
16 14 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (6.06%) Requirements Gathering
17 13 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (5.63%) ITIL
17 13 (5.63%) SAP
17 13 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
18 12 (5.19%) SLA
18 12 (5.19%) Cybersecurity

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 5 (2.16%) CMS
1 5 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.30%) Confluence
3 3 (1.30%) IBM Domino
3 3 (1.30%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.87%) Drupal
4 2 (0.87%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.43%) Headless CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.43%) SAS
5 1 (0.43%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.90%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (2.60%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (1.30%) Magento
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.43%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.43%) Shopify
4 1 (0.43%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.12%) Azure
2 19 (8.23%) Office 365
3 11 (4.76%) AWS
3 11 (4.76%) Power Platform
4 8 (3.46%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.60%) SaaS
6 5 (2.16%) PaaS
7 4 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.73%) GCP
7 4 (1.73%) IaaS
7 4 (1.73%) Serverless
8 3 (1.30%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.87%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.87%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.87%) Yammer
10 1 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.43%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.43%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (2.60%) WAN
3 4 (1.73%) LAN
4 3 (1.30%) DHCP
4 3 (1.30%) DNS
4 3 (1.30%) MPLS
4 3 (1.30%) SSH
4 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.87%) Firewall
5 2 (0.87%) Skype
6 1 (0.43%) FTP
6 1 (0.43%) Internet
6 1 (0.43%) Intranet
6 1 (0.43%) Network Security
6 1 (0.43%) RFID
6 1 (0.43%) VPN
6 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.76%) Big Data
2 11 (4.76%) MySQL
3 10 (4.33%) Power BI
4 7 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.60%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.73%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.30%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.30%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.87%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.87%) MS Access
8 2 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (3.90%) JIRA
2 3 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.87%) Hudson
3 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.43%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.43%) Log4Net
4 1 (0.43%) Postman
4 1 (0.43%) RSpec
4 1 (0.43%) Selenium
4 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (17.32%) Finance
2 23 (9.96%) Manufacturing
3 19 (8.23%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (3.46%) Marketing
5 8 (3.46%) Public Sector
6 7 (3.03%) Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
7 2 (0.87%) Billing
7 2 (0.87%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (18.61%) Analyst
2 34 (14.72%) Architect
3 32 (13.85%) Developer
4 21 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 21 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 19 (8.23%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (5.19%) Field Engineer
7 9 (3.90%) Administrator
7 9 (3.90%) Consultant
7 9 (3.90%) Service Analyst
8 7 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (2.16%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (2.16%) Data Analyst
9 5 (2.16%) Digital Analyst
9 5 (2.16%) Retail Business Analyst
9 5 (2.16%) Technical Architect
10 4 (1.73%) Digital Business Analyst
10 4 (1.73%) IT Analyst
10 4 (1.73%) Programme Manager
10 4 (1.73%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.06%) HTML
2 9 (3.90%) .NET
3 8 (3.46%) CSS
3 8 (3.46%) JSON
3 8 (3.46%) XML
4 7 (3.03%) React
5 6 (2.60%) REST
6 4 (1.73%) React Native
6 4 (1.73%) Spring
7 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.30%) jQuery
7 3 (1.30%) Node.js
7 3 (1.30%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.87%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.87%) CSS3
8 2 (0.87%) JSP
8 2 (0.87%) Laravel
8 2 (0.87%) SOAP
8 2 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (6.06%) EPoS
2 10 (4.33%) Driving Licence
2 10 (4.33%) FMCG
3 6 (2.60%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.60%) User Experience
4 5 (2.16%) Digital Signage
5 4 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.87%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.87%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.87%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.87%) iPad
7 2 (0.87%) mPOS
7 2 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.39%) Windows
2 12 (5.19%) Windows 10
3 10 (4.33%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.60%) Android
5 6 (2.60%) Unix
6 5 (2.16%) Linux
7 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.87%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.43%) AIX
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (16.02%) E-Commerce
3 31 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (8.66%) ERP
5 17 (7.36%) Migration
6 16 (6.93%) Analytics
7 15 (6.49%) Project Management
8 14 (6.06%) Requirements Gathering
9 13 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (5.63%) ITIL
9 13 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (4.76%) Data Modelling
11 11 (4.76%) Incident Management
11 11 (4.76%) Scrum
11 11 (4.76%) User Stories
12 10 (4.33%) Software Engineering
12 10 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (3.90%) Proactive Monitoring
14 8 (3.46%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.55%) SQL
2 21 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 16 (6.93%) Java
4 8 (3.46%) C#
5 7 (3.03%) Python
6 5 (2.16%) PHP
7 4 (1.73%) VBA
8 3 (1.30%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.30%) C
9 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.87%) R
10 1 (0.43%) ABAP
10 1 (0.43%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.43%) Delphi
10 1 (0.43%) Java 8
10 1 (0.43%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.43%) Ruby
10 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.76%) Degree
1 11 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 11 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.30%) Master's Degree
3 3 (1.30%) MCSA
3 3 (1.30%) MCSE
3 3 (1.30%) NVQ Level 4
3 3 (1.30%) Postgraduate
3 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.43%) CCDP
5 1 (0.43%) CCNP
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.19%) SLA
2 7 (3.03%) PMO
3 3 (1.30%) GDPR
3 3 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.30%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) HAZOP
5 1 (0.43%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) NDS
3 1 (0.43%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.60%) SCCM
2 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.87%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.87%) Grafana
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.43%) Nessus
4 1 (0.43%) Netcool
4 1 (0.43%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.43%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.43%) QRadar
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (18.61%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.39%) Oracle
3 13 (5.63%) SAP
4 8 (3.46%) Cisco
5 7 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.60%) hybris
7 5 (2.16%) Google
7 5 (2.16%) IBM
7 5 (2.16%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.73%) Adobe
8 4 (1.73%) Citrix
9 3 (1.30%) Dell
9 3 (1.30%) HP
9 3 (1.30%) Lotus
9 3 (1.30%) Meraki
9 3 (1.30%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 3 (1.30%) VMware
10 2 (0.87%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.87%) Remedy
10 2 (0.87%) TIBCO