Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 47 47
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 4,193 4,055 4,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.05% 4.27% 4.06%
As % of the General category 10.90% 10.84% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,761 2,627 2,786
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £288 £263 £268
90th Percentile £603 £601 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £424
% change year-on-year - +0.29% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 37 37
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £10.00
90th Percentile £72.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.33
% change year-on-year -10.00% +4.71% -20.42%

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 38,477 37,420 41,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.18% 39.38% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,077 24,482 27,211
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 901 980
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
10th Percentile £12.32 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £25.31 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.73% -7.96% +8.57%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018.

Contractor 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 18 July 2018. 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 -6 4,082 £450 - 1,336
London -6 2,135 £475 +3.26% 497
UK excluding London -4 1,986 £425 - 884
South East -6 631 £450 +5.88% 196
North of England -8 428 £425 - 271
Midlands -12 428 £400 +3.23% 204
East of England +12 328 £463 -2.63% 79
West Midlands -11 226 £408 +1.88% 108
Yorkshire +9 215 £425 -1.16% 107
North West -23 209 £413 -2.94% 152
East Midlands -8 198 £394 +16.67% 95
South West -7 115 £425 - 87
Scotland -12 57 £400 +23.08% 26
Wales -17 5 £563 +7.14% 10
North East -3 4 £299 -0.42% 12
Northern Ireland +19 2 - - 10
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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 1,307 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 924 (22.04%) E-Commerce
3 919 (21.92%) Finance
4 500 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 462 (11.02%) JavaScript
6 461 (10.99%) Java
7 445 (10.61%) Project Management
8 440 (10.49%) SQL
9 429 (10.23%) Microsoft
10 399 (9.52%) Scrum
11 376 (8.97%) HTML
12 366 (8.73%) CSS
13 324 (7.73%) Oracle
14 315 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
15 299 (7.13%) TDD
16 296 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
17 295 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
18 277 (6.61%) Migration
19 270 (6.44%) Windows
20 269 (6.42%) User Experience
21 267 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
22 254 (6.06%) C#
23 244 (5.82%) DevOps
24 241 (5.75%) .NET
25 240 (5.72%) SQL Server
25 240 (5.72%) Business Analysis
26 238 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
27 237 (5.65%) SAP
28 236 (5.63%) Analytics
29 234 (5.58%) Banking

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
1 101 (2.41%) WebSphere
2 79 (1.88%) Confluence
3 64 (1.53%) Apache Spark
4 63 (1.50%) CMS
5 51 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 45 (1.07%) SAS
7 37 (0.88%) Apache
7 37 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 32 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (0.64%) MS Exchange
10 25 (0.60%) Commerce Server
11 23 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 22 (0.52%) WordPress
13 20 (0.48%) JBoss
14 16 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (0.33%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.29%) Apache Pig
18 11 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 11 (0.26%) Anypoint
Applications
1 133 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 126 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
4 47 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 46 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 45 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 20 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 17 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
9 13 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.24%) InVision
11 6 (0.14%) SPSS
12 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.095%) Gliffy
13 4 (0.095%) InDesign
14 3 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.048%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.048%) Revit
15 2 (0.048%) UXPin
15 2 (0.048%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 80 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
2 61 (1.45%) Oracle Retail
3 50 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 31 (0.74%) Magento
5 26 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 23 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
7 17 (0.41%) SAP Retail
8 16 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (0.33%) NetSuite
10 13 (0.31%) SAP SD
11 12 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
11 12 (0.29%) SAP FI
11 12 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
12 10 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
13 9 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 8 (0.19%) BusinessWare
14 8 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 8 (0.19%) SAP SCM
15 7 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 296 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
2 238 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (2.46%) Office 365
4 85 (2.03%) SaaS
5 51 (1.22%) PaaS
6 43 (1.03%) Serverless
7 35 (0.83%) IaaS
8 34 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
9 30 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
10 27 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 26 (0.62%) Google Analytics
12 22 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (0.48%) npm
14 19 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 19 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (0.45%) GitHub
15 11 (0.26%) Boomi
15 11 (0.26%) Yammer
16 10 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.57%) Firewall
2 62 (1.48%) WAN
3 54 (1.29%) Internet
4 49 (1.17%) LAN
5 34 (0.81%) HTTP
6 31 (0.74%) Skype
7 29 (0.69%) DNS
8 27 (0.64%) TCP/IP
8 27 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (0.62%) DHCP
10 23 (0.55%) Wireless
11 22 (0.52%) SMS
11 22 (0.52%) VPN
12 21 (0.50%) Network Security
13 16 (0.38%) VoIP
14 15 (0.36%) Cisco ISE
15 13 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (0.31%) MPLS
16 12 (0.29%) SAN
17 11 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 224 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
3 171 (4.08%) Big Data
4 103 (2.46%) Hadoop
5 101 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 89 (2.12%) MySQL
7 87 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 84 (2.00%) NoSQL
9 83 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 64 (1.53%) MongoDB
11 63 (1.50%) Power BI
12 50 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 49 (1.17%) RDBMS
14 44 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
15 35 (0.83%) Data Lake
16 32 (0.76%) DB2
16 32 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
17 30 (0.72%) Apache Hive
17 30 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
18 29 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 232 (5.53%) Git (software)
2 198 (4.72%) JIRA
3 179 (4.27%) Jenkins
4 110 (2.62%) Selenium
5 70 (1.67%) Cucumber
6 66 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 55 (1.31%) Maven
8 48 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 44 (1.05%) Visual Studio
10 42 (1.00%) Subversion
11 40 (0.95%) JUnit
11 40 (0.95%) SpecFlow
12 38 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
13 37 (0.88%) webpack
14 34 (0.81%) Jasmine
15 31 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
15 31 (0.74%) WebDriver
16 29 (0.69%) Eclipse
17 28 (0.67%) gulp
18 27 (0.64%) CircleCI
General
1 919 (21.92%) Finance
2 234 (5.58%) Banking
3 231 (5.51%) Marketing
4 177 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 138 (3.29%) Manufacturing
6 62 (1.48%) Legal
7 48 (1.14%) Retail Banking
8 42 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 41 (0.98%) Automotive
10 38 (0.91%) Law
11 30 (0.72%) Billing
11 30 (0.72%) Games
12 29 (0.69%) Back Office
13 26 (0.62%) Advertising
14 22 (0.52%) Publishing
15 19 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
16 18 (0.43%) German Language
17 17 (0.41%) Front Office
17 17 (0.41%) Investment Banking
18 15 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 839 (20.01%) Analyst
2 822 (19.60%) Developer
3 531 (12.66%) Project Manager
4 473 (11.28%) Business Analyst
5 424 (10.11%) Architect
6 183 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
7 172 (4.10%) Consultant
8 120 (2.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 119 (2.84%) IT Manager
10 118 (2.81%) Retail Business Analyst
11 116 (2.77%) Java Developer
12 104 (2.48%) .NET Developer
13 91 (2.17%) React Developer
14 89 (2.12%) Designer
15 83 (1.98%) Senior Developer
15 83 (1.98%) Test Analyst
16 81 (1.93%) JavaScript Developer
17 80 (1.91%) IT Project Manager
18 77 (1.84%) DevOps Engineer
19 69 (1.65%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (8.97%) HTML
2 366 (8.73%) CSS
3 241 (5.75%) .NET
4 180 (4.29%) HTML5
5 177 (4.22%) CSS3
5 177 (4.22%) React
6 176 (4.20%) AngularJS
7 167 (3.98%) jQuery
8 164 (3.91%) Web Services
9 154 (3.67%) Node.js
10 142 (3.39%) REST
11 109 (2.60%) Spring
12 104 (2.48%) XML
13 91 (2.17%) J2EE
14 90 (2.15%) Redux
15 89 (2.12%) RESTful
16 88 (2.10%) ASP.NET
17 80 (1.91%) Sass
18 73 (1.74%) SOAP
19 65 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 295 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 269 (6.42%) User Experience
3 157 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
4 117 (2.79%) NHS
5 99 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 88 (2.10%) EPoS
7 86 (2.05%) Data Centre
8 82 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 78 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
10 72 (1.72%) Computer Science
11 70 (1.67%) FMCG
12 36 (0.86%) Equities
13 34 (0.81%) Credit Risk
14 33 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
15 32 (0.76%) Algorithms
15 32 (0.76%) Fintech
16 30 (0.72%) Fixed Income
16 30 (0.72%) Social Media
17 22 (0.52%) Mainframe
18 21 (0.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 270 (6.44%) Windows
2 125 (2.98%) Linux
3 95 (2.27%) Unix
4 82 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 71 (1.69%) Android
6 70 (1.67%) Windows Server
7 63 (1.50%) Windows 10
7 63 (1.50%) Windows 7
8 23 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 18 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.29%) AIX
14 9 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.12%) CentOS
16 5 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
16 5 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,307 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 924 (22.04%) E-Commerce
3 500 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 445 (10.61%) Project Management
5 399 (9.52%) Scrum
6 315 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
7 299 (7.13%) TDD
8 277 (6.61%) Migration
9 267 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
10 244 (5.82%) DevOps
11 240 (5.72%) Business Analysis
12 236 (5.63%) Analytics
13 226 (5.39%) Test Automation
14 205 (4.89%) Waterfall
15 199 (4.75%) ITIL
16 194 (4.63%) CRM
17 181 (4.32%) Microservices
18 179 (4.27%) ERP
19 177 (4.22%) BDD
20 175 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 462 (11.02%) JavaScript
2 461 (10.99%) Java
3 440 (10.49%) SQL
4 254 (6.06%) C#
5 224 (5.34%) Python
6 78 (1.86%) T-SQL
7 70 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 61 (1.45%) Scala
9 58 (1.38%) R
10 57 (1.36%) Java 8
11 56 (1.34%) PHP
12 49 (1.17%) ES6
13 38 (0.91%) C
14 35 (0.83%) C++
15 32 (0.76%) Ruby
16 31 (0.74%) Go
17 29 (0.69%) Shell Script
18 28 (0.67%) PL/SQL
19 26 (0.62%) VB
20 24 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 223 (5.32%) Degree
2 98 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 86 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 70 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 66 (1.57%) PMP
6 51 (1.22%) ISEB
7 35 (0.83%) CISSP
8 33 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 29 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (0.62%) MCP
12 21 (0.50%) ISTQB
13 19 (0.45%) CISA
13 19 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
13 19 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (0.45%) MCSE
14 18 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
14 18 (0.43%) CISM
14 18 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
15 17 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (4.41%) QA
2 177 (4.22%) PMO
3 146 (3.48%) GDPR
4 87 (2.07%) PCI DSS
5 64 (1.53%) Data Quality
6 52 (1.24%) SLA
7 28 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (0.45%) COBIT
9 16 (0.38%) COSO
10 10 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.19%) GCP
12 7 (0.17%) MiFID
13 6 (0.14%) PSD2
14 5 (0.12%) WCAG
15 4 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.072%) IFRS
17 2 (0.048%) Actionable Recommendations
17 2 (0.048%) PMBOK
17 2 (0.048%) SEPA
System Software
1 143 (3.41%) Docker
2 122 (2.91%) Active Directory
3 54 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.60%) vSphere
5 22 (0.52%) Apache Flume
6 12 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.24%) HDFS
7 10 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.14%) vCloud
10 5 (0.12%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.12%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.12%) Xen
10 5 (0.12%) XenApp
11 3 (0.072%) Varnish
11 3 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.048%) etcd
12 2 (0.048%) Firmware
12 2 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 76 (1.81%) Terraform
2 74 (1.76%) Ansible
3 60 (1.43%) Kubernetes
4 49 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (1.12%) SCCM
6 42 (1.00%) Puppet
7 19 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.29%) Mesos
9 11 (0.26%) Tivoli
10 10 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.19%) Marathon
11 8 (0.19%) WSUS
12 7 (0.17%) Kibana
12 7 (0.17%) Netcool
12 7 (0.17%) Oozie
13 6 (0.14%) Cobbler
13 6 (0.14%) HP ALM
13 6 (0.14%) MOM
13 6 (0.14%) Packer
14 5 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 429 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 324 (7.73%) Oracle
3 237 (5.65%) SAP
4 112 (2.67%) hybris
5 111 (2.65%) Cisco
6 91 (2.17%) IBM
6 91 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
7 79 (1.88%) Adobe
8 76 (1.81%) VMware
9 68 (1.62%) Google
10 57 (1.36%) HP
10 57 (1.36%) Tableau
11 42 (1.00%) Citrix
12 39 (0.93%) Demandware
13 35 (0.83%) JDA
14 33 (0.79%) MuleSoft
15 29 (0.69%) Remedy
16 27 (0.64%) NetApp
17 26 (0.62%) TIBCO
18 24 (0.57%) Sitecore