Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 47 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing Retail 4171 4558 4200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.11% 4.35% 3.66%
As % of the General category 10.34% 11.92% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2871 2972 2731
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £269
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 30 51
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.90 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.74% +5.59% +13.96%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.68 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.00 £59.60 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £19.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -24.36% +21.88% +28.80%

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 40332 38234 45828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.77% 36.47% 39.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26692 25399 29138
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 882 937 1228
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.80 £47.50 £48.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.37 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -0.49% +1.92% +13.04%

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 November 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 November 2017.

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 19 November 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 -3 4078 £450 +2.86% 546
UK excluding London 0 2074 £413 +3.13% 351
London -17 2000 £475 - 207
South East -8 605 £425 - 51
North of England +34 498 £425 +6.25% 153
Midlands +1 486 £378 +0.67% 57
East of England +5 324 £425 - 56
North West +21 310 £438 +9.38% 82
East Midlands +1 246 £388 +19.23% 27
West Midlands -1 235 £375 - 30
Yorkshire +21 173 £400 - 68
South West -22 127 £400 +17.22% 22
Scotland -34 31 £324 -16.45% 9
North East +59 15 £363 +3.57% 3
Wales +21 12 £385 +152.46% 3
Channel Islands 0 1 £500 +42.86%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1110 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 819 (19.64%) E-Commerce
3 811 (19.44%) Finance
4 487 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 475 (11.39%) SQL
6 425 (10.19%) Java
7 400 (9.59%) SAP
8 383 (9.18%) JavaScript
9 382 (9.16%) Project Management
10 362 (8.68%) Oracle
11 354 (8.49%) Microsoft
12 336 (8.06%) HTML
13 326 (7.82%) Scrum
14 316 (7.58%) CSS
15 275 (6.59%) TDD
16 271 (6.50%) Banking
17 268 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
18 252 (6.04%) User Experience
19 245 (5.87%) Marketing
20 241 (5.78%) Windows
21 232 (5.56%) JIRA
22 230 (5.51%) Analytics
23 224 (5.37%) Business Analysis
24 222 (5.32%) Git (software)
25 220 (5.27%) C#
26 218 (5.23%) Test Automation
27 213 (5.11%) Migration
28 210 (5.03%) .NET
29 209 (5.01%) DevOps
30 207 (4.96%) ITIL

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
1 105 (2.52%) WebSphere
2 71 (1.70%) Confluence
3 68 (1.63%) Apache Spark
4 66 (1.58%) CMS
5 60 (1.44%) SAS
6 53 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 45 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 44 (1.05%) JBoss
9 33 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (0.72%) Apache
11 27 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 24 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (0.43%) MS Exchange
15 17 (0.41%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
17 11 (0.26%) Apache Pig
18 10 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
19 9 (0.22%) IIS
20 7 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 138 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 48 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.74%) MS Visio
8 14 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.26%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.17%) SPSS
11 6 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.12%) InVision
13 3 (0.072%) HipChat
13 3 (0.072%) InDesign
14 2 (0.048%) ImageReady
14 2 (0.048%) Stata
15 1 (0.024%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.024%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 142 (3.40%) SAP Retail
2 82 (1.97%) Oracle Retail
3 73 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
4 66 (1.58%) Magento
5 30 (0.72%) SAP CAR
6 28 (0.67%) SAP ERP
6 28 (0.67%) SAP FI
7 27 (0.65%) SAP CO
7 27 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
7 27 (0.65%) SAP SD
8 25 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
9 22 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
10 20 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
11 19 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
12 18 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
13 15 (0.36%) NetSuite
13 15 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
13 15 (0.36%) SAP MDG
13 15 (0.36%) SAP MM
14 12 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 179 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (1.75%) SaaS
4 72 (1.73%) Office 365
5 33 (0.79%) GitHub
6 32 (0.77%) IaaS
7 31 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
9 23 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (0.55%) Google Analytics
10 21 (0.50%) PaaS
11 16 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 11 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 9 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.22%) Dialogflow
14 9 (0.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.11%) Internet
2 63 (1.51%) Firewall
3 51 (1.22%) LAN
4 48 (1.15%) WAN
5 31 (0.74%) DNS
6 29 (0.70%) VPN
7 28 (0.67%) MPLS
7 28 (0.67%) SMS
8 27 (0.65%) HTTP
8 27 (0.65%) Network Security
8 27 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (0.55%) DHCP
10 20 (0.48%) TCP/IP
11 16 (0.38%) SSL
12 15 (0.36%) Skype
13 14 (0.34%) FTP
13 14 (0.34%) Wireless
14 13 (0.31%) VoIP
15 12 (0.29%) BGP
16 11 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 120 (2.88%) Big Data
3 90 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
4 87 (2.09%) Relational Database
5 84 (2.01%) MySQL
6 82 (1.97%) Hadoop
7 54 (1.29%) NoSQL
8 46 (1.10%) DB2
9 41 (0.98%) MongoDB
10 38 (0.91%) RDBMS
10 38 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 36 (0.86%) Oracle Database
11 36 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (0.72%) Apache Hive
13 30 (0.72%) Power BI
14 29 (0.70%) SAP HANA
15 26 (0.62%) IBM InfoSphere
16 25 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
17 23 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 232 (5.56%) JIRA
2 222 (5.32%) Git (software)
3 159 (3.81%) Selenium
4 141 (3.38%) Jenkins
5 76 (1.82%) Cucumber
6 68 (1.63%) WebDriver
7 61 (1.46%) Maven
8 45 (1.08%) TeamCity
9 44 (1.05%) SoapUI
10 37 (0.89%) Ant
10 37 (0.89%) JIRA Agile
11 34 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 32 (0.77%) JUnit
12 32 (0.77%) SpecFlow
13 29 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (0.58%) Axure RP
14 24 (0.58%) Jasmine
15 23 (0.55%) gulp
15 23 (0.55%) Subversion
16 22 (0.53%) webpack
General
1 811 (19.44%) Finance
2 271 (6.50%) Banking
3 245 (5.87%) Marketing
4 146 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 90 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 72 (1.73%) Games
7 67 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 61 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 57 (1.37%) Legal
10 42 (1.01%) Law
11 39 (0.94%) Automotive
12 32 (0.77%) Advertising
13 30 (0.72%) Back Office
13 30 (0.72%) Billing
14 27 (0.65%) German Language
15 26 (0.62%) Retail Finance
16 23 (0.55%) Electronics
17 21 (0.50%) Investment Banking
18 18 (0.43%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 882 (21.15%) Analyst
2 790 (18.94%) Developer
3 492 (11.80%) Project Manager
4 455 (10.91%) Business Analyst
5 392 (9.40%) Architect
6 307 (7.36%) Consultant
7 168 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
8 140 (3.36%) Retail Business Analyst
9 132 (3.16%) SAP Consultant
10 127 (3.04%) Java Developer
11 121 (2.90%) IT Manager
12 115 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 106 (2.54%) Senior Developer
14 97 (2.33%) Test Analyst
15 93 (2.23%) JavaScript Developer
16 85 (2.04%) SAP Retail Consultant
17 79 (1.89%) Designer
18 74 (1.77%) Data Architect
19 73 (1.75%) Data Analyst
19 73 (1.75%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (8.06%) HTML
2 316 (7.58%) CSS
3 210 (5.03%) .NET
4 173 (4.15%) React
5 168 (4.03%) Web Services
6 165 (3.96%) Node.js
7 143 (3.43%) HTML5
8 140 (3.36%) AngularJS
9 139 (3.33%) jQuery
10 130 (3.12%) CSS3
11 118 (2.83%) REST
12 106 (2.54%) Spring
13 102 (2.45%) Sass
14 94 (2.25%) ASP.NET
15 89 (2.13%) RESTful
15 89 (2.13%) XML
16 80 (1.92%) SOAP
17 70 (1.68%) JSON
18 62 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
19 61 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 268 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 252 (6.04%) User Experience
3 138 (3.31%) EPoS
4 119 (2.85%) Mobile App
5 88 (2.11%) FMCG
6 84 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 71 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 52 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 46 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 40 (0.96%) Algorithms
11 36 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 30 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 28 (0.67%) Credit Risk
14 25 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (0.60%) Social Media
15 24 (0.58%) iPad
16 21 (0.50%) Online Games
17 20 (0.48%) iPhone
18 19 (0.46%) Public Cloud
19 18 (0.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 241 (5.78%) Windows
2 192 (4.60%) Linux
3 124 (2.97%) Unix
4 93 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 81 (1.94%) Android
6 53 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 30 (0.72%) Windows 7
9 29 (0.70%) Mac OS X
10 27 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.43%) CentOS
11 18 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.38%) AIX
13 15 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (0.22%) HPUX
16 6 (0.14%) SUSE
17 5 (0.12%) Solaris
17 5 (0.12%) VMS
17 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1110 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 819 (19.64%) E-Commerce
3 487 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 382 (9.16%) Project Management
5 326 (7.82%) Scrum
6 275 (6.59%) TDD
7 230 (5.51%) Analytics
8 224 (5.37%) Business Analysis
9 218 (5.23%) Test Automation
10 213 (5.11%) Migration
11 209 (5.01%) DevOps
12 207 (4.96%) ITIL
13 196 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
14 193 (4.63%) ERP
15 186 (4.46%) BDD
16 177 (4.24%) CRM
17 172 (4.12%) Front End Development
18 164 (3.93%) PRINCE2
19 160 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
20 142 (3.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 475 (11.39%) SQL
2 425 (10.19%) Java
3 383 (9.18%) JavaScript
4 220 (5.27%) C#
5 143 (3.43%) Python
6 97 (2.33%) PHP
7 53 (1.27%) Scala
8 48 (1.15%) PowerShell
9 47 (1.13%) Ruby
10 45 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 44 (1.05%) Apple Swift
12 41 (0.98%) R
13 35 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 31 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.65%) ES6
16 24 (0.58%) C
16 24 (0.58%) Objective-C
17 20 (0.48%) C++
18 19 (0.46%) Bash Shell
18 19 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 148 (3.55%) Degree
2 44 (1.05%) ISEB
3 42 (1.01%) PMP
4 35 (0.84%) PMI Certification
5 30 (0.72%) ISTQB
5 30 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 28 (0.67%) CISSP
7 26 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (0.58%) Security Cleared
9 23 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 23 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 22 (0.53%) CISM
11 16 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (0.38%) PhD
12 14 (0.34%) CISA
13 11 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.22%) MBA
15 8 (0.19%) MCP
15 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (3.91%) QA
2 103 (2.47%) GDPR
3 85 (2.04%) PMO
4 60 (1.44%) SLA
5 55 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 44 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 38 (0.91%) Data Quality
8 16 (0.38%) IFRS
9 14 (0.34%) IFRS 9
10 9 (0.22%) COBIT
11 8 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.096%) GCP
12 4 (0.096%) MiFID
13 3 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.048%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.048%) PSD2
14 2 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 131 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 105 (2.52%) Docker
3 28 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (0.34%) vCloud
6 13 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.29%) vSphere
8 7 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.14%) HDFS
9 6 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.12%) XenApp
11 4 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.048%) Firmware
12 2 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.048%) pfSense
12 2 (0.048%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.048%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.024%) RACF
13 1 (0.024%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.024%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (1.27%) Ansible
2 49 (1.17%) Puppet
3 42 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (1.01%) Terraform
4 34 (0.82%) SCCM
5 28 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 22 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
7 13 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.26%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.22%) Mesos
10 8 (0.19%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.19%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.17%) Consul
11 7 (0.17%) IBM BigFix
11 7 (0.17%) Packer
11 7 (0.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 6 (0.14%) Rsyslog
13 5 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
14 4 (0.096%) Nessus
14 4 (0.096%) Salt
Vendors
1 400 (9.59%) SAP
2 362 (8.68%) Oracle
3 354 (8.49%) Microsoft
4 137 (3.28%) IBM
5 106 (2.54%) Adobe
6 100 (2.40%) hybris
7 75 (1.80%) Cisco
7 75 (1.80%) Google
8 69 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
9 58 (1.39%) VMware
10 50 (1.20%) ATG
11 48 (1.15%) Tableau
12 46 (1.10%) JDA
13 41 (0.98%) Red Hat
14 39 (0.94%) Apple
15 33 (0.79%) HP
16 31 (0.74%) Citrix
17 28 (0.67%) Demandware
18 27 (0.65%) Remedy
19 24 (0.58%) BMC