Period
to 20 August 2019

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 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
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 58 49
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,449 4,102 4,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.83% 4.01% 4.27%
As % of the General category 9.73% 9.88% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,186 2,724 2,687
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £306 £288 £262
90th Percentile £650 £606 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 41
UK median hourly rate £16.48 £14.39 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.49% -0.76% +0.35%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.82 £10.88
90th Percentile £42.45 £69.73 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -18.25%

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 35,443 41,520 42,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.37% 40.62% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,777 26,882 27,644
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 951 1,068 1,038
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £21.90 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% -2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.83 £11.34
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.52
% change year-on-year +17.50% -11.19% +9.85%

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019.

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 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
England -3 3,349 £475 +5.56% 1,341
London +2 1,774 £500 +5.26% 385
UK excluding London -3 1,607 £438 +2.94% 1,017
South East 0 465 £450 - 196
North of England +11 396 £425 +3.03% 314
Midlands -8 298 £425 +6.25% 215
Yorkshire +9 220 £438 +2.94% 99
East of England -17 217 £475 +5.56% 100
South West +24 181 £439 +3.24% 132
North West -5 162 £425 +7.59% 193
East Midlands -5 147 £400 - 107
West Midlands -16 144 £425 +5.92% 108
Scotland +25 33 £444 +10.94% 39
North East +28 13 £335 -4.29% 22
Wales +9 11 £425 -22.73% 20
Northern Ireland +3 4 - - 2

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 with a requirement for Retail.

1 1,046 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 735 (21.31%) E-Commerce
3 654 (18.96%) Finance
4 421 (12.21%) SQL
5 386 (11.19%) Java
6 379 (10.99%) Microsoft
7 376 (10.90%) JavaScript
8 367 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 323 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
10 296 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 278 (8.06%) Analytics
12 276 (8.00%) DevOps
13 275 (7.97%) Scrum
14 273 (7.92%) HTML
15 272 (7.89%) Project Management
16 269 (7.80%) JIRA
17 266 (7.71%) SAP
18 260 (7.54%) CSS
19 242 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
20 238 (6.90%) Windows
21 222 (6.44%) Microservices
22 221 (6.41%) Python
23 219 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
24 217 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
25 213 (6.18%) Banking
26 206 (5.97%) .NET
26 206 (5.97%) Migration
27 202 (5.86%) Marketing
27 202 (5.86%) Jenkins
28 198 (5.74%) User Experience

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 99 (2.87%) Confluence
2 82 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 53 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 45 (1.30%) CMS
5 44 (1.28%) SAS
6 37 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 31 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 24 (0.70%) Apache
10 22 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.58%) MS Exchange
12 14 (0.41%) Mule
13 12 (0.35%) Drupal
14 11 (0.32%) Skype for Business
15 10 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.26%) nginx
17 8 (0.23%) Apache Solr
17 8 (0.23%) OpenStack
18 7 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 116 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
3 77 (2.23%) Sketch
4 42 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (0.93%) InVision
6 29 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 24 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
8 20 (0.58%) MS Visio
9 19 (0.55%) Zeplin
10 18 (0.52%) SPSS
11 10 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
12 9 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (0.17%) Chatbot
15 5 (0.14%) Marvel
15 5 (0.14%) Stata
16 4 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.087%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.087%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 60 (1.74%) SAP Retail
2 57 (1.65%) Magento
3 51 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
4 35 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
5 33 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
7 28 (0.81%) SAP FI
8 20 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
8 20 (0.58%) SAP CO
8 20 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
9 16 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
10 13 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
11 12 (0.35%) Fredhopper
11 12 (0.35%) Shopify
12 11 (0.32%) NetSuite
13 10 (0.29%) SAP BPC
13 10 (0.29%) SAP ERP
14 9 (0.26%) SAP MM
14 9 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 323 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
2 296 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 113 (3.28%) Office 365
4 98 (2.84%) Power Platform
5 78 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 57 (1.65%) Serverless
7 52 (1.51%) SaaS
8 43 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
9 37 (1.07%) Google Analytics
10 33 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
10 33 (0.96%) PaaS
11 27 (0.78%) Amazon S3
12 25 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (0.67%) GitHub
14 22 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 21 (0.61%) Azure Functions
15 21 (0.61%) IaaS
16 20 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
17 18 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.65%) Firewall
2 49 (1.42%) WAN
3 44 (1.28%) DNS
4 43 (1.25%) LAN
5 33 (0.96%) Internet
6 24 (0.70%) HTTP
6 24 (0.70%) Skype
7 22 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 21 (0.61%) Wireless
9 20 (0.58%) DHCP
10 19 (0.55%) Network Security
11 17 (0.49%) SSL
12 14 (0.41%) SAN
13 13 (0.38%) VPN
14 12 (0.35%) BGP
14 12 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (0.35%) FTP
14 12 (0.35%) TCP/IP
15 11 (0.32%) OSPF
16 10 (0.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 143 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
3 124 (3.60%) Big Data
4 96 (2.78%) Power BI
5 77 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 70 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 66 (1.91%) Hadoop
8 65 (1.88%) MySQL
9 64 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
10 60 (1.74%) Relational Database
11 47 (1.36%) MongoDB
12 46 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 43 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 38 (1.10%) Data Lake
15 35 (1.01%) DB2
16 30 (0.87%) BigQuery
17 27 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
18 26 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
19 23 (0.67%) OLAP
20 22 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 269 (7.80%) JIRA
2 202 (5.86%) Jenkins
3 182 (5.28%) Git (software)
4 83 (2.41%) Selenium
5 49 (1.42%) TeamCity
6 46 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 44 (1.28%) JUnit
8 31 (0.90%) Maven
9 30 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
10 28 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (0.81%) webpack
11 27 (0.78%) Jasmine
12 26 (0.75%) Axure RP
13 25 (0.72%) Bitbucket
14 24 (0.70%) SonarQube
15 23 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
16 22 (0.64%) SoapUI
16 22 (0.64%) Visual Studio
16 22 (0.64%) WebDriver
17 19 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 654 (18.96%) Finance
2 213 (6.18%) Banking
3 202 (5.86%) Marketing
4 152 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 123 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 71 (2.06%) Public Sector
7 69 (2.00%) Games
8 57 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 53 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 47 (1.36%) Legal
11 37 (1.07%) Retail Banking
12 29 (0.84%) Automotive
13 22 (0.64%) Back Office
13 22 (0.64%) Electronics
14 21 (0.61%) Advertising
15 17 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.43%) Billing
17 11 (0.32%) Front Office
18 9 (0.26%) Multimedia
18 9 (0.26%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 672 (19.48%) Developer
2 591 (17.14%) Analyst
3 381 (11.05%) Architect
4 313 (9.08%) Project Manager
5 296 (8.58%) Business Analyst
6 175 (5.07%) Consultant
7 166 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
8 143 (4.15%) Designer
9 77 (2.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 76 (2.20%) Test Analyst
11 75 (2.17%) .NET Developer
12 72 (2.09%) Retail Business Analyst
13 68 (1.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 62 (1.80%) E-Commerce Manager
14 62 (1.80%) React Developer
15 61 (1.77%) UX Designer
16 59 (1.71%) E-Commerce Analyst
16 59 (1.71%) Java Developer
17 57 (1.65%) Data Architect
18 54 (1.57%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (7.92%) HTML
2 260 (7.54%) CSS
3 206 (5.97%) .NET
4 166 (4.81%) React
5 139 (4.03%) Node.js
6 127 (3.68%) Web Services
7 120 (3.48%) AngularJS
8 110 (3.19%) REST
9 101 (2.93%) RESTful
10 92 (2.67%) Spring
11 78 (2.26%) HTML5
12 75 (2.17%) Kafka
13 72 (2.09%) XML
14 71 (2.06%) Redux
15 70 (2.03%) jQuery
16 67 (1.94%) CSS3
17 63 (1.83%) ASP.NET
18 59 (1.71%) JSON
19 52 (1.51%) Sass
19 52 (1.51%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 219 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 198 (5.74%) User Experience
3 86 (2.49%) NHS
4 79 (2.29%) Data Centre
5 74 (2.15%) FMCG
5 74 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
6 65 (1.88%) EPoS
7 60 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 51 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 47 (1.36%) Hedge funds
10 42 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 28 (0.81%) Algorithms
12 26 (0.75%) Driving Licence
13 25 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (0.67%) Client/Server
14 23 (0.67%) Virtual Team
15 21 (0.61%) Data Structures
16 19 (0.55%) Robotics
17 18 (0.52%) Social Media
18 16 (0.46%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 238 (6.90%) Windows
2 127 (3.68%) Linux
3 85 (2.46%) Windows 10
4 82 (2.38%) Android
5 74 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 66 (1.91%) Windows Server
7 59 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 55 (1.59%) Unix
9 28 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.49%) Mac OS
10 17 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.35%) AIX
12 12 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.26%) Solaris
14 7 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.17%) zOS
16 5 (0.14%) MVS
16 5 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,046 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 735 (21.31%) E-Commerce
3 367 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 278 (8.06%) Analytics
5 276 (8.00%) DevOps
6 275 (7.97%) Scrum
7 272 (7.89%) Project Management
8 242 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
9 222 (6.44%) Microservices
10 217 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
11 206 (5.97%) Migration
12 192 (5.57%) Test Automation
13 173 (5.02%) TDD
14 152 (4.41%) Project Delivery
15 141 (4.09%) CRM
15 141 (4.09%) ITIL
16 136 (3.94%) Waterfall
17 131 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
18 119 (3.45%) BDD
19 118 (3.42%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 421 (12.21%) SQL
2 386 (11.19%) Java
3 376 (10.90%) JavaScript
4 221 (6.41%) Python
5 173 (5.02%) C#
6 75 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 68 (1.97%) T-SQL
8 63 (1.83%) PHP
9 52 (1.51%) ES6
10 48 (1.39%) R
11 39 (1.13%) Scala
12 34 (0.99%) Java 8
13 32 (0.93%) TypeScript
14 31 (0.90%) C
15 27 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 25 (0.72%) Go
17 24 (0.70%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 21 (0.61%) VBA
20 20 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 163 (4.73%) Degree
2 56 (1.62%) Security Cleared
3 50 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 45 (1.30%) CISSP
5 31 (0.90%) CISM
6 22 (0.64%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.61%) PMI Certification
8 20 (0.58%) ISEB
9 19 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 16 (0.46%) PhD
11 15 (0.43%) PMP
12 14 (0.41%) CISA
12 14 (0.41%) MCSE
13 13 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.29%) CCNP
15 9 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (0.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (3.51%) QA
2 69 (2.00%) PMO
3 40 (1.16%) GDPR
4 31 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.90%) SLA
5 24 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.29%) SEPA
8 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.17%) COBIT
10 5 (0.14%) PSD2
11 4 (0.12%) NIST
12 3 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.087%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.058%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.058%) IFRS
13 2 (0.058%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.029%) COSO
14 1 (0.029%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 154 (4.47%) Docker
2 140 (4.06%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.32%) vSphere
6 6 (0.17%) HDFS
7 5 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.14%) NDS
7 5 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 4 (0.12%) Postfix
9 3 (0.087%) vCloud
9 3 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.087%) XenApp
10 2 (0.058%) Cronacle
10 2 (0.058%) Firmware
11 1 (0.029%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.029%) Squid
Systems Management
1 117 (3.39%) Kubernetes
2 85 (2.46%) Terraform
3 83 (2.41%) Ansible
4 52 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (1.45%) Puppet
6 39 (1.13%) SCCM
7 22 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.43%) PingFederate
9 11 (0.32%) Marathon
9 11 (0.32%) Mesos
10 10 (0.29%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
11 9 (0.26%) Control-M
11 9 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.23%) FreeIPA
12 8 (0.23%) Nagios
12 8 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
13 7 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
13 7 (0.20%) logstash
14 6 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 379 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 266 (7.71%) SAP
3 190 (5.51%) Oracle
4 125 (3.62%) Google
5 123 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
6 97 (2.81%) hybris
7 95 (2.75%) Adobe
8 94 (2.73%) IBM
9 66 (1.91%) VMware
10 63 (1.83%) Tableau
11 45 (1.30%) Cisco
12 31 (0.90%) MuleSoft
13 29 (0.84%) HP
14 24 (0.70%) Dell
15 22 (0.64%) Citrix
16 21 (0.61%) Splunk
17 20 (0.58%) Atlassian
17 20 (0.58%) Demandware
17 20 (0.58%) JDA
18 18 (0.52%) F5