Period
to 19 August 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 19 August 2017 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 36 35
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 4489 5112 5328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.66% 4.71% 4.73%
As % of the General category 11.82% 12.84% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3003 3308 3534
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £606 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 60
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £15.63 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.60% -9.42% +8.29%
10th Percentile £10.23 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £27.50 £46.10 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £13.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +35.85% -22.06% -42.37%

Retail is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37979 39827 44657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.39% 36.71% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24950 26458 28199
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 957 1160
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £23.75 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +4.03% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.06 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.85% +4.00%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the UK

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the UK

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the UK

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the UK

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Retail in the UK

Retail
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 19 August 2017. 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
England -9 4228 £450 - 696
London -11 2204 £475 - 317
UK excluding London -1 2200 £410 -1.20% 405
South East +5 571 £425 -3.41% 78
North of England +4 491 £425 - 165
Midlands +2 459 £375 -9.09% 61
North West +7 279 £425 - 96
East of England -3 278 £448 +5.29% 34
East Midlands -1 228 £350 -12.50% 36
West Midlands +9 215 £388 -5.78% 25
Scotland -2 200 £375 -11.76% 24
Yorkshire -3 196 £425 - 57
South West +7 189 £372 +4.49% 40
Wales +18 17 £351 +22.09% 3
North East +51 13 £400 +14.29% 12
Northern Ireland -47 5 £313 -0.79%

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Retail.

1 1207 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1195 (26.62%) Finance
3 1029 (22.92%) Banking
4 714 (15.91%) E-Commerce
5 677 (15.08%) Retail Banking
6 601 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 578 (12.88%) SQL
8 481 (10.72%) Java
9 420 (9.36%) Project Management
10 419 (9.33%) Oracle
11 401 (8.93%) SAP
12 376 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
13 372 (8.29%) Microsoft
14 362 (8.06%) JavaScript
15 357 (7.95%) Scrum
16 310 (6.91%) HTML
17 292 (6.50%) JIRA
18 290 (6.46%) TDD
19 287 (6.39%) CSS
20 284 (6.33%) Migration
21 281 (6.26%) Business Analysis
22 263 (5.86%) User Experience
23 247 (5.50%) Marketing
24 243 (5.41%) Analytics
25 239 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
26 238 (5.30%) Windows
27 214 (4.77%) .NET
27 214 (4.77%) Test Automation
28 213 (4.74%) Git (software)
29 209 (4.66%) SQL Server

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 108 (2.41%) WebSphere
2 96 (2.14%) SAS
3 86 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 80 (1.78%) CMS
5 68 (1.51%) Confluence
6 58 (1.29%) JBoss
7 53 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 50 (1.11%) WebLogic
9 44 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 41 (0.91%) Apache
11 39 (0.87%) Apache Spark
12 32 (0.71%) OpenStack
13 25 (0.56%) Skype for Business
14 23 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
15 17 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
16 16 (0.36%) Mule
17 12 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 12 (0.27%) Drupal
18 11 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 166 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 71 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 58 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 53 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
8 18 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.27%) InVision
10 7 (0.16%) InDesign
11 6 (0.13%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.13%) SPSS
12 4 (0.089%) ImageReady
12 4 (0.089%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.067%) EngageOne
14 2 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.045%) CINEMA 4D
14 2 (0.045%) HipChat
14 2 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 123 (2.74%) SAP Retail
2 89 (1.98%) Oracle Retail
3 58 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 49 (1.09%) Magento
5 47 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
6 28 (0.62%) Temenos T24
7 27 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
7 27 (0.60%) SAP ERP
8 26 (0.58%) SAP FI
9 25 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
10 24 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
11 23 (0.51%) SAP CO
11 23 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
11 23 (0.51%) SAP SD
12 21 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
13 19 (0.42%) SAP MM
14 17 (0.38%) SAP CAR
15 15 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
16 14 (0.31%) Unica
17 13 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 169 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (1.58%) Office 365
4 46 (1.02%) SaaS
5 40 (0.89%) GitHub
6 38 (0.85%) PaaS
7 23 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (0.49%) OpenShift
9 21 (0.47%) Google Analytics
10 20 (0.45%) Yammer
11 18 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (0.40%) IaaS
12 15 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 8 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
14 8 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 8 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
15 7 (0.16%) AdWords
15 7 (0.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.47%) Internet
2 64 (1.43%) Firewall
3 54 (1.20%) LAN
4 52 (1.16%) WAN
5 40 (0.89%) VPN
6 35 (0.78%) DNS
7 30 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
8 29 (0.65%) TCP/IP
9 28 (0.62%) MPLS
9 28 (0.62%) Network Security
10 24 (0.53%) Wireless
11 23 (0.51%) DHCP
12 19 (0.42%) HTTP
12 19 (0.42%) Intranet
13 18 (0.40%) SMS
14 17 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (0.33%) BGP
15 15 (0.33%) OSPF
15 15 (0.33%) Skype
16 13 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 133 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 102 (2.27%) MySQL
4 98 (2.18%) Big Data
5 79 (1.76%) Hadoop
6 73 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 67 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 67 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 63 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 61 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
10 52 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 51 (1.14%) DB2
12 48 (1.07%) MongoDB
13 35 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
14 32 (0.71%) Oracle Database
15 30 (0.67%) Power BI
15 30 (0.67%) RDBMS
16 26 (0.58%) Apache Hive
16 26 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
17 25 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 292 (6.50%) JIRA
2 213 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 188 (4.19%) Jenkins
4 163 (3.63%) Selenium
5 67 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 51 (1.14%) Maven
7 49 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
8 42 (0.94%) TeamCity
9 37 (0.82%) Axure RP
10 36 (0.80%) NUnit
10 36 (0.80%) WebDriver
11 35 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 34 (0.76%) Jasmine
13 30 (0.67%) JUnit
14 29 (0.65%) SoapUI
15 28 (0.62%) MSTest
16 27 (0.60%) Mocha
17 26 (0.58%) Ant
17 26 (0.58%) Gradle
18 25 (0.56%) Appium
General
1 1195 (26.62%) Finance
2 1029 (22.92%) Banking
3 677 (15.08%) Retail Banking
4 247 (5.50%) Marketing
5 139 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 88 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 85 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 73 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 67 (1.49%) Legal
10 57 (1.27%) Back Office
10 57 (1.27%) Games
11 45 (1.00%) Private Banking
12 37 (0.82%) Advertising
13 35 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
14 29 (0.65%) Front Office
15 27 (0.60%) Billing
15 27 (0.60%) Electronics
16 26 (0.58%) General Ledger
17 25 (0.56%) Law
18 23 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1054 (23.48%) Analyst
2 777 (17.31%) Developer
3 526 (11.72%) Project Manager
4 520 (11.58%) Business Analyst
5 440 (9.80%) Architect
6 320 (7.13%) Consultant
7 203 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
8 153 (3.41%) Test Analyst
9 150 (3.34%) Java Developer
10 143 (3.19%) Retail Business Analyst
11 130 (2.90%) Banking Analyst
12 111 (2.47%) Designer
13 108 (2.41%) IT Manager
14 107 (2.38%) SAP Consultant
15 91 (2.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 90 (2.00%) Programme Manager
17 86 (1.92%) Angular Developer
18 83 (1.85%) Test Manager
19 81 (1.80%) JavaScript Developer
20 77 (1.72%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (6.91%) HTML
2 287 (6.39%) CSS
3 214 (4.77%) .NET
4 185 (4.12%) Web Services
5 176 (3.92%) AngularJS
6 154 (3.43%) Node.js
7 152 (3.39%) HTML5
8 139 (3.10%) CSS3
9 133 (2.96%) React
10 128 (2.85%) jQuery
11 110 (2.45%) ASP.NET
11 110 (2.45%) RESTful
12 103 (2.29%) Spring
13 102 (2.27%) REST
14 100 (2.23%) XML
15 82 (1.83%) SOAP
16 81 (1.80%) Sass
17 72 (1.60%) J2EE
17 72 (1.60%) JSON
18 59 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 376 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (5.86%) User Experience
3 128 (2.85%) EPoS
4 111 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 107 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 100 (2.23%) FMCG
7 85 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
8 67 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 66 (1.47%) Credit Risk
10 56 (1.25%) Data Centre
11 48 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
12 44 (0.98%) Social Media
13 32 (0.71%) iPad
14 30 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
15 29 (0.65%) Online Banking
15 29 (0.65%) Virtual Team
16 24 (0.53%) Algorithms
17 23 (0.51%) Data Structures
18 22 (0.49%) Client/Server
18 22 (0.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 238 (5.30%) Windows
2 165 (3.68%) Linux
3 134 (2.99%) Unix
4 82 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 81 (1.80%) Android
6 50 (1.11%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 27 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (0.56%) Windows 10
10 24 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 17 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 12 (0.27%) AIX
14 7 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.16%) SUSE
15 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.11%) Solaris
16 4 (0.089%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 3 (0.067%) HPUX
17 3 (0.067%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1207 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
2 714 (15.91%) E-Commerce
3 601 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 420 (9.36%) Project Management
5 357 (7.95%) Scrum
6 290 (6.46%) TDD
7 284 (6.33%) Migration
8 281 (6.26%) Business Analysis
9 243 (5.41%) Analytics
10 239 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
11 214 (4.77%) Test Automation
12 204 (4.54%) DevOps
13 192 (4.28%) Continuous Integration
13 192 (4.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 186 (4.14%) CRM
14 186 (4.14%) ERP
15 180 (4.01%) Waterfall
16 179 (3.99%) ITIL
17 164 (3.65%) BDD
18 157 (3.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 578 (12.88%) SQL
2 481 (10.72%) Java
3 362 (8.06%) JavaScript
4 200 (4.46%) C#
5 110 (2.45%) Python
6 59 (1.31%) PHP
7 58 (1.29%) T-SQL
8 48 (1.07%) Ruby
9 47 (1.05%) Shell Script
10 43 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 40 (0.89%) Apple Swift
12 36 (0.80%) Scala
13 30 (0.67%) C++
14 29 (0.65%) Objective-C
14 29 (0.65%) PowerShell
14 29 (0.65%) R
15 28 (0.62%) VB
16 25 (0.56%) C
17 23 (0.51%) Perl
18 22 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 204 (4.54%) Degree
2 90 (2.00%) ISEB
3 47 (1.05%) PMP
4 45 (1.00%) ISTQB
4 45 (1.00%) PMI Certification
5 36 (0.80%) CISSP
6 32 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 26 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (0.49%) CISM
9 21 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 18 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
12 15 (0.33%) CISA
13 14 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.31%) Security Cleared
14 13 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (0.27%) SC Cleared
16 11 (0.25%) Master's Degree
17 10 (0.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (3.83%) QA
2 115 (2.56%) PMO
3 74 (1.65%) GDPR
4 50 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 49 (1.09%) SLA
6 44 (0.98%) Data Quality
7 22 (0.49%) IFRS
8 21 (0.47%) IFRS 9
8 21 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (0.38%) COBIT
10 11 (0.25%) MiFID
11 8 (0.18%) Basel II
12 6 (0.13%) FATCA
12 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.067%) Basel III
14 3 (0.067%) WAI
15 2 (0.045%) COSO
15 2 (0.045%) SEPA
16 1 (0.022%) P3O
System Software
1 111 (2.47%) Docker
2 99 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.16%) HDFS
8 5 (0.11%) OpenAM
8 5 (0.11%) OpenIDM
8 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.089%) OpenDJ
10 3 (0.067%) vCloud
10 3 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.067%) XenApp
11 2 (0.045%) KVM
11 2 (0.045%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.045%) RACF
11 2 (0.045%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 89 (1.98%) Ansible
2 78 (1.74%) Puppet
3 66 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (0.87%) SCCM
5 21 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
6 20 (0.45%) Terraform
7 18 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.18%) AirWatch
8 8 (0.18%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.13%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 6 (0.13%) IBM BigFix
9 6 (0.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 5 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.11%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.11%) Mesos
10 5 (0.11%) Oozie
10 5 (0.11%) TeamSite
11 4 (0.089%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.067%) Marathon
12 3 (0.067%) Nagios
Vendors
1 419 (9.33%) Oracle
2 401 (8.93%) SAP
3 372 (8.29%) Microsoft
4 161 (3.59%) IBM
5 102 (2.27%) Adobe
6 98 (2.18%) hybris
7 71 (1.58%) Cisco
8 68 (1.51%) Google
9 54 (1.20%) ATG
10 50 (1.11%) VMware
11 48 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
11 48 (1.07%) Teradata
12 44 (0.98%) HP
13 41 (0.91%) Tableau
14 37 (0.82%) Citrix
15 36 (0.80%) Remedy
16 35 (0.78%) JDA
17 33 (0.74%) Splunk
18 29 (0.65%) Apple
19 23 (0.51%) BMC