Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 60 50
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 2,967 4,153 4,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.56% 4.00% 4.11%
As % of the General category 9.32% 9.98% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,874 2,788 2,910
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £256 £298 £225
90th Percentile £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 44 57
UK median hourly rate £14.39 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.59% -12.90% -0.93%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.59 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.40 £22.08 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.39 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.69% -13.33% -3.23%

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 31,837 41,595 45,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.20% 40.02% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,377 27,037 29,749
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £286 £295 £270
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 988 1,123 1,104
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -2.27% +7.32%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.04 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.80% -8.92% +10.00%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -4 2,866 £450 - 1,207
UK excluding London +3 1,466 £425 - 927
London -3 1,435 £500 +2.56% 359
North of England +11 413 £413 - 306
South East +1 389 £443 -1.67% 170
Midlands -5 262 £425 +6.25% 188
Yorkshire +12 242 £431 +4.55% 106
East of England +5 196 £425 - 85
North West -3 155 £400 - 182
East Midlands -3 151 £425 - 92
South West +15 148 £410 -5.20% 99
West Midlands -16 111 £419 +7.37% 96
Scotland +3 42 £350 -15.66% 43
North East +16 15 £330 -9.59% 19
Wales +33 10 £538 +34.38% 33
Northern Ireland +1 4 - - 3

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 742 (25.01%) Agile Software Development
2 589 (19.85%) E-Commerce
3 521 (17.56%) Finance
4 340 (11.46%) SQL
5 339 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 302 (10.18%) Microsoft
7 297 (10.01%) JavaScript
8 289 (9.74%) Windows
9 273 (9.20%) AWS
10 269 (9.07%) Azure
11 249 (8.39%) HTML
12 245 (8.26%) Java
13 232 (7.82%) Analytics
14 226 (7.62%) CSS
15 216 (7.28%) Project Management
16 197 (6.64%) JIRA
17 196 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
18 194 (6.54%) DevOps
19 190 (6.40%) Banking
20 189 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
21 188 (6.34%) SAP
22 187 (6.30%) Telecoms
23 186 (6.27%) Scrum
24 176 (5.93%) User Experience
25 175 (5.90%) Marketing
26 173 (5.83%) Migration
26 173 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
27 162 (5.46%) Oracle
28 160 (5.39%) SQL Server
29 152 (5.12%) .NET

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 73 (2.46%) Confluence
2 47 (1.58%) WebSphere
3 45 (1.52%) CMS
3 45 (1.52%) SAS
4 32 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 28 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 25 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 24 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (0.81%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.64%) Drupal
9 15 (0.51%) Apache
9 15 (0.51%) Mule
10 13 (0.44%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.20%) CICS
13 6 (0.20%) IIS
13 6 (0.20%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 99 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 81 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (2.06%) Sketch
4 43 (1.45%) Photoshop
5 28 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.91%) InVision
6 27 (0.91%) MS Visio
7 15 (0.51%) Zeplin
8 12 (0.40%) SPSS
9 11 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.34%) InDesign
11 9 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
12 8 (0.27%) Chatbot
13 7 (0.24%) Figma
14 4 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
15 3 (0.10%) GIMP
15 3 (0.10%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 45 (1.52%) Magento
1 45 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 33 (1.11%) SAP Retail
3 27 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
3 27 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
4 19 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.64%) Shopify
5 17 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
6 16 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (0.51%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
8 10 (0.34%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.34%) SAP PP
9 9 (0.30%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.27%) SAP MDG
11 7 (0.24%) Aligne
11 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.24%) SAP CAR
11 7 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 273 (9.20%) AWS
2 269 (9.07%) Azure
3 120 (4.04%) Office 365
4 80 (2.70%) Power Platform
5 61 (2.06%) GCP
6 42 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
7 40 (1.35%) Serverless
8 37 (1.25%) SaaS
9 32 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (0.98%) Google Analytics
11 23 (0.78%) PaaS
12 22 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
13 20 (0.67%) IaaS
14 19 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 19 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
15 17 (0.57%) Amazon ECS
16 16 (0.54%) Amazon S3
16 16 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.58%) Firewall
2 42 (1.42%) LAN
3 41 (1.38%) WAN
4 40 (1.35%) DNS
5 31 (1.04%) Internet
6 28 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
7 23 (0.78%) Skype
8 19 (0.64%) VPN
8 19 (0.64%) Wireless
9 18 (0.61%) DHCP
10 14 (0.47%) SAN
11 13 (0.44%) HTTP
12 12 (0.40%) TCP/IP
13 11 (0.37%) MPLS
13 11 (0.37%) Network Security
13 11 (0.37%) VoIP
14 8 (0.27%) FTP
15 7 (0.24%) VSAN
15 7 (0.24%) WLAN
16 6 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 136 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
3 109 (3.67%) Big Data
4 80 (2.70%) Power BI
5 75 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 54 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 50 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 49 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 47 (1.58%) MySQL
9 47 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 43 (1.45%) NoSQL
11 35 (1.18%) Data Lake
11 35 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
12 31 (1.04%) MongoDB
13 30 (1.01%) BigQuery
14 24 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
15 22 (0.74%) Oracle Database
16 21 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
17 17 (0.57%) SAP HANA
18 16 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 197 (6.64%) JIRA
2 119 (4.01%) Git (software)
3 113 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 69 (2.33%) Selenium
5 46 (1.55%) Cucumber
6 35 (1.18%) JUnit
6 35 (1.18%) Maven
7 29 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (0.91%) Bitbucket
9 24 (0.81%) Visual Studio
10 22 (0.74%) webpack
11 19 (0.64%) Mockito
12 18 (0.61%) Axure RP
13 17 (0.57%) SoapUI
14 16 (0.54%) Mocha
15 15 (0.51%) SonarQube
16 14 (0.47%) Jasmine
16 14 (0.47%) TeamCity
16 14 (0.47%) Xcode
17 13 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 521 (17.56%) Finance
2 190 (6.40%) Banking
3 187 (6.30%) Telecoms
4 175 (5.90%) Marketing
5 131 (4.42%) Manufacturing
6 83 (2.80%) Public Sector
7 68 (2.29%) Investment Banking
8 43 (1.45%) Retail Banking
9 42 (1.42%) Games
10 37 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 36 (1.21%) Legal
12 33 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
13 20 (0.67%) Advertising
13 20 (0.67%) Automotive
14 14 (0.47%) Electronics
15 12 (0.40%) Billing
16 11 (0.37%) Back Office
16 11 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.37%) Retail Finance
17 10 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 566 (19.08%) Developer
2 469 (15.81%) Analyst
3 293 (9.88%) Architect
4 262 (8.83%) Project Manager
5 205 (6.91%) Business Analyst
6 161 (5.43%) Consultant
7 127 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
8 118 (3.98%) Designer
9 76 (2.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 64 (2.16%) .NET Developer
11 61 (2.06%) Test Analyst
12 60 (2.02%) IT Manager
13 53 (1.79%) Retail Business Analyst
14 51 (1.72%) Full Stack Developer
14 51 (1.72%) React Developer
15 49 (1.65%) UX Designer
16 47 (1.58%) DevOps Engineer
16 47 (1.58%) E-Commerce Analyst
16 47 (1.58%) IT Project Manager
17 46 (1.55%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (8.39%) HTML
2 226 (7.62%) CSS
3 152 (5.12%) .NET
4 138 (4.65%) React
5 120 (4.04%) AngularJS
5 120 (4.04%) Node.js
6 92 (3.10%) REST
7 91 (3.07%) Web Services
8 79 (2.66%) HTML5
9 73 (2.46%) RESTful
10 68 (2.29%) Spring
11 63 (2.12%) CSS3
11 63 (2.12%) Redux
12 59 (1.99%) jQuery
13 47 (1.58%) ASP.NET
13 47 (1.58%) XML
14 45 (1.52%) JSON
15 41 (1.38%) Kafka
16 37 (1.25%) .NET Framework
16 37 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 176 (5.93%) User Experience
2 173 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (3.47%) Data Centre
4 85 (2.86%) NHS
5 75 (2.53%) EPoS
6 65 (2.19%) Management Information System
7 60 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
8 54 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 50 (1.69%) FMCG
10 47 (1.58%) Driving Licence
11 40 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
12 29 (0.98%) Hedge funds
13 27 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 18 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.54%) Social Media
16 15 (0.51%) Algorithms
16 15 (0.51%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.51%) Equities
16 15 (0.51%) W3C
17 14 (0.47%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 289 (9.74%) Windows
2 119 (4.01%) Windows 10
3 106 (3.57%) Linux
4 90 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 76 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 73 (2.46%) Android
7 72 (2.43%) Windows Server
8 40 (1.35%) Unix
9 33 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.37%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.34%) AIX
15 8 (0.27%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.20%) Solaris
16 6 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 742 (25.01%) Agile Software Development
2 589 (19.85%) E-Commerce
3 339 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 232 (7.82%) Analytics
5 216 (7.28%) Project Management
6 196 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
7 194 (6.54%) DevOps
8 189 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
9 186 (6.27%) Scrum
10 173 (5.83%) Migration
11 145 (4.89%) Microservices
12 141 (4.75%) TDD
13 128 (4.31%) ITIL
14 125 (4.21%) Project Delivery
15 120 (4.04%) CRM
16 119 (4.01%) Test Automation
17 116 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
18 103 (3.47%) ERP
18 103 (3.47%) Front End Development
19 101 (3.40%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 340 (11.46%) SQL
2 297 (10.01%) JavaScript
3 245 (8.26%) Java
4 149 (5.02%) Python
5 114 (3.84%) C#
6 64 (2.16%) PHP
7 56 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 47 (1.58%) PowerShell
9 34 (1.15%) C
10 32 (1.08%) TypeScript
11 31 (1.04%) ES6
12 29 (0.98%) R
13 26 (0.88%) Scala
14 24 (0.81%) Go
15 23 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 22 (0.74%) Bash Shell
17 18 (0.61%) Apple Swift
18 17 (0.57%) Java 8
19 16 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 14 (0.47%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 123 (4.15%) Degree
2 91 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 81 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 60 (2.02%) CISSP
5 39 (1.31%) CISM
6 21 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 20 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (0.61%) MCSE
8 18 (0.61%) PMP
9 17 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
11 13 (0.44%) ISEB
11 13 (0.44%) SANS
12 12 (0.40%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.37%) ACCA
13 11 (0.37%) CIMA
14 10 (0.34%) CCNA
14 10 (0.34%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.54%) QA
2 69 (2.33%) PMO
3 39 (1.31%) GDPR
4 31 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 30 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (0.88%) SLA
7 21 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.27%) NIST
10 7 (0.24%) COBIT
11 5 (0.17%) SEPA
12 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.10%) WCAG
14 2 (0.067%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.067%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.034%) Basel II
15 1 (0.034%) Basel III
15 1 (0.034%) ISO 8583
15 1 (0.034%) P3O
15 1 (0.034%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 148 (4.99%) Active Directory
2 106 (3.57%) Docker
3 22 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.51%) vSphere
5 11 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.30%) Postfix
7 7 (0.24%) Firmware
8 6 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.17%) vCloud
10 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.10%) HDFS
12 2 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.067%) XenApp
13 1 (0.034%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.034%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.034%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 83 (2.80%) Kubernetes
2 73 (2.46%) Terraform
3 58 (1.95%) SCCM
4 48 (1.62%) Ansible
5 30 (1.01%) Puppet
6 29 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (0.47%) PingFederate
9 11 (0.37%) AirWatch
10 10 (0.34%) Control-M
10 10 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
11 8 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
11 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (0.27%) Nagios
11 8 (0.27%) Nessus
12 7 (0.24%) logstash
12 7 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.24%) vRealize
13 6 (0.20%) HP ALM
13 6 (0.20%) MOM
Vendors
1 302 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 188 (6.34%) SAP
3 162 (5.46%) Oracle
4 131 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
5 116 (3.91%) Google
6 88 (2.97%) Adobe
7 76 (2.56%) VMware
8 74 (2.49%) hybris
9 61 (2.06%) Tableau
10 58 (1.95%) IBM
11 57 (1.92%) HP
12 46 (1.55%) Cisco
13 43 (1.45%) Dell
14 35 (1.18%) Demandware
15 29 (0.98%) McAfee
16 19 (0.64%) Citrix
16 19 (0.64%) Red Hat
17 18 (0.61%) Apple
17 18 (0.61%) MuleSoft
18 16 (0.54%) Palo Alto