Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 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
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 59 55
Rank change year-on-year -53 -4 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 763 3,530 4,223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.13% 3.87% 4.08%
As % of the General category 5.25% 9.78% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 2,292 2,811
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £225 £310 £294
90th Percentile £750 £650 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £443 £425
% change year-on-year -6.78% +4.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 34 69
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.00 £11.16
90th Percentile £46.40 £31.56 £70.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.48 £13.50
% change year-on-year -11.99% +22.04% -6.90%

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 14,533 36,092 42,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.58% 39.59% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,202 23,247 27,301
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £288
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 965 1,086
Median hourly rate £30.54 £22.83 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.76% +4.25% -0.45%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.36 £11.71
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.55 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +15.00% -9.09%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the UK

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail.

Daily rate trend for Retail in the UK

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in the UK

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail.

Hourly rate trend for Retail in the UK

Retail
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Retail over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Retail in the UK

Retail
Top 17 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 4 August 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
England -48 722 £450 -5.26% 341
UK excluding London -46 398 £413 -6.78% 251
London -73 327 £500 - 101
North of England -26 101 £400 -5.88% 78
Midlands -11 92 £413 -1.49% 66
Work from Home -5 77 £500 +5.26% 34
East of England -2 75 £475 - 27
South East -58 72 £400 -11.11% 40
East Midlands +14 67 £425 +10.39% 31
Yorkshire -11 54 £400 -9.35% 25
North West -12 45 £395 -7.06% 52
South West -38 36 £483 +9.97% 27
West Midlands -23 25 £395 -7.06% 35
Scotland +57 18 £139 -66.36% 7
Wales +32 2 £363 -14.71% 5
North East +25 2 £100 -70.15% 1
Northern Ireland +22 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 with a requirement for Retail.

1 174 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (21.89%) E-Commerce
3 141 (18.48%) Finance
4 92 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 90 (11.80%) SQL
6 88 (11.53%) Microsoft
7 85 (11.14%) Azure
8 71 (9.31%) SAP
9 69 (9.04%) JavaScript
10 68 (8.91%) Migration
11 61 (7.99%) Banking
11 61 (7.99%) SQL Server
12 59 (7.73%) AWS
13 58 (7.60%) Project Management
14 57 (7.47%) Windows
15 55 (7.21%) FMCG
16 54 (7.08%) Python
17 53 (6.95%) Java
17 53 (6.95%) Telecoms
17 53 (6.95%) Analytics
18 52 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
19 51 (6.68%) Degree
20 47 (6.16%) Oracle
21 46 (6.03%) DevOps
22 45 (5.90%) Manufacturing
23 44 (5.77%) HTML
23 44 (5.77%) C#
24 42 (5.50%) ERP
24 42 (5.50%) Scrum

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 25 (3.28%) Apache Spark
2 13 (1.70%) Confluence
3 12 (1.57%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.05%) Apache
6 8 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.79%) CMS
8 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.66%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.52%) IIS
9 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.39%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.39%) SAS
10 3 (0.39%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.26%) nginx
11 2 (0.26%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 17 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.05%) Sketch
4 7 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.92%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.39%) InDesign
8 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.26%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.26%) InVision
8 2 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (2.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (1.70%) Magento
3 9 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
4 8 (1.05%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.79%) SAP Retail
6 6 (0.79%) Shopify
7 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.52%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.39%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.39%) SAP PLM
9 3 (0.39%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.26%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.26%) SAP CS
10 2 (0.26%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 85 (11.14%) Azure
2 59 (7.73%) AWS
3 28 (3.67%) Office 365
3 28 (3.67%) SaaS
4 26 (3.41%) Power Platform
5 18 (2.36%) GCP
6 16 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.83%) Serverless
8 11 (1.44%) PaaS
9 10 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (1.31%) GitHub
10 8 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.05%) IaaS
11 5 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.52%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.39%) Apigee
13 3 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.44%) LAN
2 10 (1.31%) WAN
3 8 (1.05%) DNS
4 7 (0.92%) Skype
5 6 (0.79%) Intranet
6 5 (0.66%) Broadband
6 5 (0.66%) DHCP
6 5 (0.66%) Internet
6 5 (0.66%) Network Security
7 4 (0.52%) HTTP
7 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.52%) VPN
8 3 (0.39%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.39%) MPLS
8 3 (0.39%) SAN
8 3 (0.39%) SSH
8 3 (0.39%) VoIP
8 3 (0.39%) Wireless
9 2 (0.26%) Firewall
9 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.98%) Big Data
3 32 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (3.67%) Hadoop
5 24 (3.15%) Power BI
6 16 (2.10%) Data Lake
6 16 (2.10%) SAP HANA
7 15 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (1.70%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.44%) Data Mining
9 11 (1.44%) MySQL
9 11 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.05%) BigQuery
11 8 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (4.46%) JIRA
2 28 (3.67%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.10%) Cucumber
4 15 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.97%) Maven
5 10 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.92%) Selenium
6 7 (0.92%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.66%) Subversion
8 5 (0.66%) webpack
9 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.52%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.39%) Appium
10 3 (0.39%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.39%) Protractor
10 3 (0.39%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 141 (18.48%) Finance
2 61 (7.99%) Banking
3 53 (6.95%) Telecoms
4 45 (5.90%) Manufacturing
5 40 (5.24%) Marketing
6 28 (3.67%) Public Sector
7 23 (3.01%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.10%) Retail Banking
9 15 (1.97%) Law
10 13 (1.70%) Corporate Banking
10 13 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.44%) Automotive
11 11 (1.44%) Legal
12 9 (1.18%) Games
13 5 (0.66%) Front Office
14 3 (0.39%) Back Office
14 3 (0.39%) Billing
14 3 (0.39%) Publishing
15 2 (0.26%) Advertising
15 2 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 139 (18.22%) Developer
2 116 (15.20%) Architect
3 100 (13.11%) Analyst
4 71 (9.31%) Project Manager
5 47 (6.16%) Business Analyst
6 46 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (3.41%) Consultant
8 21 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (2.36%) Data Scientist
9 18 (2.36%) Designer
10 17 (2.23%) .NET Developer
10 17 (2.23%) Data Analyst
10 17 (2.23%) Data Architect
10 17 (2.23%) Java Developer
11 16 (2.10%) Data Engineer
11 16 (2.10%) Field Engineer
11 16 (2.10%) SAP Architect
12 15 (1.97%) Administrator
13 12 (1.57%) Change Manager
13 12 (1.57%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.77%) HTML
2 41 (5.37%) .NET
3 34 (4.46%) CSS
4 26 (3.41%) Node.js
5 24 (3.15%) React
6 23 (3.01%) REST
7 21 (2.75%) Spring
8 19 (2.49%) XML
9 18 (2.36%) JSON
9 18 (2.36%) Web Services
10 16 (2.10%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.70%) jQuery
12 11 (1.44%) Redux
12 11 (1.44%) RESTful
13 10 (1.31%) Kafka
14 9 (1.18%) GraphQL
15 8 (1.05%) ASP.NET
15 8 (1.05%) CSS3
15 8 (1.05%) React Native
15 8 (1.05%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.21%) FMCG
2 51 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.85%) User Experience
4 26 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (2.88%) EPoS
5 22 (2.88%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.97%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.57%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.05%) Analytical Mindset
11 7 (0.92%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.66%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.66%) iPad
12 5 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.66%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.52%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.52%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 57 (7.47%) Windows
2 25 (3.28%) Windows 10
3 22 (2.88%) Linux
4 13 (1.70%) Android
5 12 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.44%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.31%) Unix
8 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (21.89%) E-Commerce
3 92 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (8.91%) Migration
5 58 (7.60%) Project Management
6 53 (6.95%) Analytics
7 52 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (6.03%) DevOps
9 42 (5.50%) ERP
9 42 (5.50%) Scrum
10 38 (4.98%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (4.72%) Microservices
12 35 (4.59%) Data Modelling
12 35 (4.59%) Requirements Gathering
13 34 (4.46%) Project Delivery
14 33 (4.33%) Change Management
15 28 (3.67%) ITIL
16 26 (3.41%) ETL
17 25 (3.28%) Cybersecurity
17 25 (3.28%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 90 (11.80%) SQL
2 69 (9.04%) JavaScript
3 54 (7.08%) Python
4 53 (6.95%) Java
5 44 (5.77%) C#
6 17 (2.23%) T-SQL
6 17 (2.23%) TypeScript
7 12 (1.57%) PHP
8 9 (1.18%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.05%) R
10 7 (0.92%) Java 8
10 7 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.79%) Delphi
11 6 (0.79%) Scala
11 6 (0.79%) VBA
12 4 (0.52%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.52%) U-SQL
12 4 (0.52%) VB
13 3 (0.39%) ES6
13 3 (0.39%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 51 (6.68%) Degree
2 26 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (1.05%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.92%) Postgraduate
7 6 (0.79%) NVQ Level 4
8 4 (0.52%) MCSA
9 3 (0.39%) MCSE
9 3 (0.39%) PMP
10 2 (0.26%) CISM
10 2 (0.26%) CISSP
10 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.26%) SAP Certification
10 2 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.13%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.28%) QA
2 19 (2.49%) PMO
3 16 (2.10%) GDPR
4 10 (1.31%) SLA
5 6 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.52%) NIST
8 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.13%) HAZOP
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (5.37%) Docker
2 29 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.26%) XenApp
5 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.13%) HDFS
6 1 (0.13%) NDS
6 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.13%) RHEV
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 41 (5.37%) Kubernetes
2 26 (3.41%) Terraform
3 18 (2.36%) Ansible
4 12 (1.57%) SCCM
5 9 (1.18%) Puppet
6 8 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.39%) Istio
8 3 (0.39%) SCOM
9 2 (0.26%) Grafana
9 2 (0.26%) Marathon
9 2 (0.26%) Mesos
9 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.26%) OpenView
9 2 (0.26%) OVSD
9 2 (0.26%) vRealize
10 1 (0.13%) Netcool
10 1 (0.13%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 88 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 71 (9.31%) SAP
3 47 (6.16%) Oracle
4 22 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (2.75%) Adobe
6 15 (1.97%) HP
7 13 (1.70%) Dell
7 13 (1.70%) VMware
8 12 (1.57%) Google
8 12 (1.57%) IBM
9 11 (1.44%) Cisco
9 11 (1.44%) hybris
10 9 (1.18%) Databricks
11 8 (1.05%) Ariba
12 7 (0.92%) Citrix
12 7 (0.92%) Tableau
13 6 (0.79%) Borland
14 5 (0.66%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.66%) Splunk
15 4 (0.52%) MapR