Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 55 54
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,805 1,930 1,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.41% 3.75% 3.74%
As % of the General category 11.44% 11.28% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,206 1,369 1,310
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £281 £206 £111
90th Percentile £588 £601 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 51 11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.06% -11.43% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £18.00 £31.15 £36.00
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £16.29
% change year-on-year -22.22% +10.50% +16.36%

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 15,779 17,113 16,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.82% 33.27% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,439 10,203 10,065
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 651 667
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.91 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +7.64% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.80 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £44.05
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.11 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.24% +4.43% -6.61%

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 15 January 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
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 15 January 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 -12 499 £463 +2.78% 188
North of England -11 454 £413 -1.79% 326
Midlands 0 448 £400 +6.67% 197
East Midlands +20 238 £413 +3.13% 87
Yorkshire +6 219 £400 - 126
North West -17 210 £425 - 188
West Midlands -15 205 £390 +6.85% 110
East of England -28 201 £450 +5.88% 91
South West -7 135 £440 +10.00% 77
Scotland +17 59 £463 +29.82% 39
North East +3 25 £365 -8.75% 12
Northern Ireland +33 10 £370 - 3
Wales -18 7 £400 -5.88% 9
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 593 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (19.39%) Finance
3 342 (18.95%) E-Commerce
4 256 (14.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 217 (12.02%) SQL
6 164 (9.09%) Oracle
7 158 (8.75%) SAP
8 150 (8.31%) Microsoft
9 149 (8.25%) Java
10 147 (8.14%) Project Management
11 141 (7.81%) Scrum
12 140 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
13 139 (7.70%) SQL Server
14 131 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
15 127 (7.04%) JavaScript
16 124 (6.87%) Windows
17 115 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
18 114 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
18 114 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
19 109 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
20 104 (5.76%) Waterfall
21 103 (5.71%) ERP
21 103 (5.71%) HTML
22 100 (5.54%) .NET
22 100 (5.54%) ITIL
23 98 (5.43%) Migration
24 94 (5.21%) C#
25 93 (5.15%) Test Automation
26 87 (4.82%) Active Directory
26 87 (4.82%) SDLC

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 39 (2.16%) Confluence
2 26 (1.44%) SAS
3 25 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 24 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.22%) CMS
6 18 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 16 (0.89%) Apache
8 14 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.66%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.61%) JBoss
11 10 (0.55%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.50%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.50%) Mule
13 8 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (0.44%) WordPress
14 7 (0.39%) IBM Domino
14 7 (0.39%) nginx
15 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.33%) Jetty
Applications
1 61 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.11%) InDesign
9 2 (0.11%) InVision
9 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
2 18 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 18 (1.00%) Magento
3 13 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.61%) Retail-J
4 11 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
5 10 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.55%) SAP Retail
5 10 (0.55%) Workday HCM
6 9 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.39%) SAP CRM
9 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.28%) SAP APO
10 5 (0.28%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.28%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.28%) SAP IBP
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.22%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 115 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.38%) Office 365
4 30 (1.66%) SaaS
5 22 (1.22%) Serverless
6 18 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (0.66%) IaaS
9 12 (0.66%) PaaS
10 11 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
11 9 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.50%) npm
12 7 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.28%) GitHub
15 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.71%) Firewall
2 37 (2.05%) WAN
3 30 (1.66%) DNS
4 29 (1.61%) LAN
5 28 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
6 27 (1.50%) VPN
7 20 (1.11%) Wireless
8 19 (1.05%) TCP/IP
9 18 (1.00%) Internet
10 15 (0.83%) MPLS
10 15 (0.83%) VoIP
11 10 (0.55%) Network Security
12 9 (0.50%) DHCP
13 8 (0.44%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.33%) WLAN
15 5 (0.28%) Cisco Wireless
16 4 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (0.22%) Intranet
16 4 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
16 4 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 114 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (3.05%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.55%) MySQL
5 44 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (2.27%) Big Data
7 39 (2.16%) Power BI
8 35 (1.94%) Hadoop
9 33 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (1.27%) DB2
12 22 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 20 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (1.05%) Data Lake
15 18 (1.00%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (0.78%) Apache Hive
16 14 (0.78%) OLAP
16 14 (0.78%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 82 (4.54%) JIRA
2 54 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 42 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 39 (2.16%) Selenium
5 20 (1.11%) JUnit
5 20 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (1.05%) Maven
7 18 (1.00%) Cucumber
8 15 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 13 (0.72%) Bitbucket
10 11 (0.61%) Gradle
10 11 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.50%) Jasmine
11 9 (0.50%) Mercurial
11 9 (0.50%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.44%) Gatling
12 8 (0.44%) Mocha
12 8 (0.44%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.39%) JMeter
13 7 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 350 (19.39%) Finance
2 80 (4.43%) Marketing
3 79 (4.38%) Manufacturing
4 66 (3.66%) Banking
5 56 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.55%) Automotive
7 26 (1.44%) Legal
8 16 (0.89%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.61%) Back Office
10 10 (0.55%) Law
11 9 (0.50%) Billing
11 9 (0.50%) German Language
12 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.44%) Retail Finance
13 6 (0.33%) Advertising
14 5 (0.28%) Games
14 5 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
15 4 (0.22%) Electronics
16 3 (0.17%) French Language
16 3 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 414 (22.94%) Analyst
2 306 (16.95%) Developer
3 216 (11.97%) Project Manager
4 208 (11.52%) Architect
5 197 (10.91%) Business Analyst
6 111 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
7 81 (4.49%) Test Analyst
8 75 (4.16%) Consultant
9 46 (2.55%) .NET Developer
10 41 (2.27%) IT Manager
11 40 (2.22%) C# Developer
12 39 (2.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 39 (2.16%) Java Developer
13 35 (1.94%) IT Project Manager
14 33 (1.83%) Designer
14 33 (1.83%) Retail Business Analyst
14 33 (1.83%) Senior Developer
15 32 (1.77%) Delivery Manager
15 32 (1.77%) DevOps Engineer
16 31 (1.72%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (5.71%) HTML
2 100 (5.54%) .NET
3 86 (4.76%) CSS
4 73 (4.04%) Web Services
5 51 (2.83%) Spring
6 50 (2.77%) AngularJS
7 49 (2.71%) Middleware
7 49 (2.71%) Node.js
8 45 (2.49%) React
9 38 (2.11%) .NET Framework
9 38 (2.11%) ASP.NET
9 38 (2.11%) HTML5
9 38 (2.11%) REST
10 33 (1.83%) CSS3
10 33 (1.83%) RESTful
11 32 (1.77%) jQuery
12 30 (1.66%) XML
13 25 (1.39%) Entity Framework
13 25 (1.39%) Sass
13 25 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 131 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (4.38%) FMCG
3 75 (4.16%) User Experience
4 70 (3.88%) NHS
5 60 (3.32%) EPoS
6 50 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 38 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 36 (1.99%) Data Centre
9 30 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (0.83%) Mainframe
12 14 (0.78%) Taxonomies
13 13 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.72%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.61%) Credit Risk
14 11 (0.61%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.44%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.39%) Cyberattack
16 7 (0.39%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 124 (6.87%) Windows
2 58 (3.21%) Linux
3 52 (2.88%) Unix
4 48 (2.66%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.50%) Android
6 23 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.22%) Windows 10
8 17 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.33%) AIX
12 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.17%) VMS
13 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (18.95%) E-Commerce
3 256 (14.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 147 (8.14%) Project Management
5 141 (7.81%) Scrum
6 140 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
7 114 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
8 104 (5.76%) Waterfall
9 103 (5.71%) ERP
10 100 (5.54%) ITIL
11 98 (5.43%) Migration
12 93 (5.15%) Test Automation
13 87 (4.82%) SDLC
14 84 (4.65%) DevOps
15 82 (4.54%) CRM
15 82 (4.54%) Logistics
16 78 (4.32%) TDD
17 77 (4.27%) Business Analysis
18 76 (4.21%) Analytics
19 74 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 217 (12.02%) SQL
2 149 (8.25%) Java
3 127 (7.04%) JavaScript
4 94 (5.21%) C#
5 54 (2.99%) PHP
6 53 (2.94%) Python
7 38 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 37 (2.05%) PL/SQL
9 33 (1.83%) Shell Script
10 25 (1.39%) Java 8
11 22 (1.22%) C
12 19 (1.05%) PowerShell
13 14 (0.78%) C++
14 13 (0.72%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.61%) VB
16 10 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 10 (0.55%) TypeScript
17 7 (0.39%) Java 9
18 6 (0.33%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (3.71%) Degree
2 35 (1.94%) ISEB
2 35 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 34 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.77%) ISTQB
5 29 (1.61%) CISSP
6 17 (0.94%) CISM
7 15 (0.83%) PMP
8 14 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.66%) CCNA
10 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.50%) CISA
13 8 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.39%) APMP
14 7 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
15 6 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.28%) MCP
17 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.04%) QA
2 67 (3.71%) PMO
3 62 (3.43%) GDPR
4 32 (1.77%) PCI DSS
5 30 (1.66%) SLA
6 26 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 24 (1.33%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.61%) COBIT
9 8 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.28%) COSO
11 3 (0.17%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.17%) IFRS
11 3 (0.17%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.11%) ISO 9002
12 2 (0.11%) TickIT
13 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.055%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.055%) MiFID
System Software
1 87 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.16%) Docker
3 33 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.22%) vSphere
5 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.28%) BitLocker
6 5 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (0.28%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.17%) HDFS
7 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.11%) Dovecot
8 2 (0.11%) Firmware
8 2 (0.11%) Postfix
8 2 (0.11%) Squid
8 2 (0.11%) Varnish
8 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.055%) NDS
Systems Management
1 33 (1.83%) Ansible
2 27 (1.50%) Terraform
3 20 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 19 (1.05%) Puppet
4 19 (1.05%) SCCM
5 17 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.33%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.22%) Oozie
8 4 (0.22%) QRadar
9 3 (0.17%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 3 (0.17%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.17%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (0.17%) vMotion
9 3 (0.17%) vRealize
10 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 164 (9.09%) Oracle
2 158 (8.75%) SAP
3 150 (8.31%) Microsoft
4 55 (3.05%) Cisco
4 55 (3.05%) IBM
4 55 (3.05%) VMware
5 49 (2.71%) hybris
6 37 (2.05%) Ab Initio
7 35 (1.94%) Adobe
8 34 (1.88%) Google
9 28 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (1.33%) HP
11 23 (1.27%) Teradata
12 21 (1.16%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.11%) Citrix
14 15 (0.83%) JDA
15 14 (0.78%) Tableau
15 14 (0.78%) Talend
16 13 (0.72%) Workday
17 11 (0.61%) RedPrairie