Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 38 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 4627 5019 5102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.66% 4.71% 4.51%
As % of the General category 11.79% 13.07% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3176 3264 3391
UK median daily rate £441 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £256 £263 £280
90th Percentile £604 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +2.90% +22.86%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £30.23 £56.90 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +48.15% -15.63% +6.67%

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 39246 38415 45163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.54% 36.02% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25970 25577 28851
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 877 964 1200
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £24.41 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.56% +2.78% +7.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.45 £47.18 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.65 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +14.60% -3.85% +8.33%

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 17 October 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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 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 -5 4348 £450 - 716
UK excluding London +3 2311 £400 -5.88% 402
London -13 2224 £475 - 345
South East -4 568 £425 -5.56% 80
North of England +26 535 £425 - 136
Midlands +2 478 £375 -6.25% 82
North West +16 325 £433 +1.76% 78
East of England -9 286 £418 +0.60% 41
West Midlands +8 238 £375 -6.25% 50
East Midlands -1 231 £375 - 32
South West +8 219 £361 -3.67% 26
Scotland +4 214 £388 -3.73% 31
Yorkshire +4 199 £400 -3.61% 53
Wales +21 18 £351 +30.60% 4
North East +57 9 £363 +3.57% 5
Northern Ireland -56 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1285 (27.77%) Finance
2 1278 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
3 1116 (24.12%) Banking
4 728 (15.73%) Retail Banking
5 704 (15.22%) E-Commerce
6 646 (13.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 575 (12.43%) SQL
8 481 (10.40%) Java
9 427 (9.23%) Project Management
10 405 (8.75%) Oracle
11 391 (8.45%) SAP
12 375 (8.10%) Scrum
13 365 (7.89%) JavaScript
14 359 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
15 351 (7.59%) Microsoft
16 330 (7.13%) Migration
17 313 (6.76%) HTML
18 302 (6.53%) CSS
19 297 (6.42%) TDD
20 290 (6.27%) Business Analysis
21 286 (6.18%) JIRA
22 263 (5.68%) Windows
22 263 (5.68%) User Experience
23 258 (5.58%) Analytics
24 235 (5.08%) Marketing
25 227 (4.91%) Git (software)
26 223 (4.82%) Test Automation
27 218 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
28 217 (4.69%) DevOps
29 214 (4.63%) C#

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
1 130 (2.81%) WebSphere
2 89 (1.92%) SAS
3 80 (1.73%) Confluence
4 78 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 73 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 70 (1.51%) CMS
7 59 (1.28%) JBoss
8 58 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 49 (1.06%) Apache Spark
10 41 (0.89%) Apache
11 38 (0.82%) OpenStack
12 33 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 30 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
14 29 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
15 21 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 18 (0.39%) Skype for Business
17 15 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
18 13 (0.28%) IIS
19 12 (0.26%) IBM Notes
19 12 (0.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 175 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
3 81 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 66 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 57 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 51 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
7 34 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
9 17 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.28%) Chatbot
11 11 (0.24%) InVision
12 6 (0.13%) InDesign
12 6 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 6 (0.13%) SPSS
13 4 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
14 3 (0.065%) EngageOne
14 3 (0.065%) ImageReady
15 2 (0.043%) HipChat
15 2 (0.043%) Stata
16 1 (0.022%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 138 (2.98%) SAP Retail
2 86 (1.86%) Oracle Retail
3 61 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
4 56 (1.21%) Magento
5 34 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
6 30 (0.65%) Temenos T24
7 29 (0.63%) SAP FI
8 26 (0.56%) SAP CO
8 26 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
8 26 (0.56%) SAP SD
9 25 (0.54%) SAP ERP
10 24 (0.52%) SAP CAR
11 22 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
12 19 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
13 18 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
14 15 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
14 15 (0.32%) SAP MM
15 14 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
16 13 (0.28%) NetSuite
17 12 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 182 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (1.45%) Office 365
4 53 (1.15%) SaaS
5 39 (0.84%) PaaS
6 34 (0.73%) GitHub
7 29 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 29 (0.63%) npm
8 28 (0.61%) OpenShift
9 24 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (0.48%) Google Analytics
11 21 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.45%) IaaS
12 13 (0.28%) Yammer
13 11 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
16 7 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
16 7 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.43%) Internet
2 59 (1.28%) LAN
3 58 (1.25%) Firewall
4 53 (1.15%) WAN
5 39 (0.84%) VPN
6 32 (0.69%) DNS
7 31 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
8 29 (0.63%) SMS
9 28 (0.61%) MPLS
10 26 (0.56%) Network Security
11 24 (0.52%) TCP/IP
12 20 (0.43%) DHCP
13 17 (0.37%) HTTP
13 17 (0.37%) Wireless
14 15 (0.32%) Intranet
15 14 (0.30%) Skype
16 13 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (0.28%) VoIP
17 11 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 133 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
3 115 (2.49%) Big Data
4 106 (2.29%) MySQL
5 87 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 78 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 67 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 63 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
9 58 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 52 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 50 (1.08%) DB2
12 45 (0.97%) IBM InfoSphere
13 44 (0.95%) MongoDB
14 39 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 36 (0.78%) Power BI
16 35 (0.76%) RDBMS
17 34 (0.73%) Oracle Database
18 29 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
18 29 (0.63%) SAP HANA
19 25 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 286 (6.18%) JIRA
2 227 (4.91%) Git (software)
3 183 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 166 (3.59%) Selenium
5 73 (1.58%) Cucumber
6 58 (1.25%) Maven
7 53 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 52 (1.12%) NUnit
9 51 (1.10%) JIRA Agile
10 47 (1.02%) WebDriver
11 37 (0.80%) SoapUI
12 35 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (0.73%) Ant
13 34 (0.73%) Jasmine
14 33 (0.71%) MSTest
15 32 (0.69%) Axure RP
16 31 (0.67%) JUnit
17 30 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 26 (0.56%) Appium
19 25 (0.54%) Mocha
General
1 1285 (27.77%) Finance
2 1116 (24.12%) Banking
3 728 (15.73%) Retail Banking
4 235 (5.08%) Marketing
5 133 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 85 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 78 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 78 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 62 (1.34%) Games
9 60 (1.30%) Legal
10 53 (1.15%) Private Banking
11 36 (0.78%) Back Office
12 32 (0.69%) Law
13 31 (0.67%) Automotive
14 30 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
15 29 (0.63%) Billing
16 26 (0.56%) Front Office
17 24 (0.52%) Financial Institution
18 23 (0.50%) Advertising
18 23 (0.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1150 (24.85%) Analyst
2 841 (18.18%) Developer
3 577 (12.47%) Business Analyst
4 533 (11.52%) Project Manager
5 399 (8.62%) Architect
6 323 (6.98%) Consultant
7 190 (4.11%) Test Analyst
8 174 (3.76%) Java Developer
9 170 (3.67%) Banking Analyst
10 164 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
11 146 (3.16%) IT Manager
12 137 (2.96%) Retail Business Analyst
13 126 (2.72%) SAP Consultant
14 107 (2.31%) Senior Developer
15 98 (2.12%) Designer
16 95 (2.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 91 (1.97%) Test Manager
18 84 (1.82%) JavaScript Developer
18 84 (1.82%) Programme Manager
19 82 (1.77%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (6.76%) HTML
2 302 (6.53%) CSS
3 208 (4.50%) .NET
4 175 (3.78%) Web Services
5 173 (3.74%) AngularJS
6 172 (3.72%) Node.js
7 164 (3.54%) React
8 157 (3.39%) HTML5
9 142 (3.07%) CSS3
10 131 (2.83%) jQuery
11 114 (2.46%) Spring
12 110 (2.38%) REST
13 107 (2.31%) RESTful
14 106 (2.29%) ASP.NET
15 96 (2.07%) Sass
16 89 (1.92%) XML
17 73 (1.58%) SOAP
18 70 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC
19 64 (1.38%) J2EE
20 62 (1.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 359 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (5.68%) User Experience
3 139 (3.00%) EPoS
4 120 (2.59%) Mobile App
5 100 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 86 (1.86%) FMCG
7 70 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
8 66 (1.43%) Credit Risk
9 56 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 50 (1.08%) Data Centre
11 36 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
11 36 (0.78%) Virtual Team
12 32 (0.69%) Social Media
13 28 (0.61%) Algorithms
14 26 (0.56%) iPad
15 25 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (0.52%) Data Structures
17 23 (0.50%) Fintech
17 23 (0.50%) Online Banking
18 18 (0.39%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 263 (5.68%) Windows
2 189 (4.08%) Linux
3 149 (3.22%) Unix
4 85 (1.84%) Android
5 83 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 58 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 34 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 30 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 30 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 29 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 13 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (0.22%) AIX
14 9 (0.19%) HPUX
15 7 (0.15%) SUSE
16 4 (0.086%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.086%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 4 (0.086%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1278 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
2 704 (15.22%) E-Commerce
3 646 (13.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 427 (9.23%) Project Management
5 375 (8.10%) Scrum
6 330 (7.13%) Migration
7 297 (6.42%) TDD
8 290 (6.27%) Business Analysis
9 258 (5.58%) Analytics
10 223 (4.82%) Test Automation
11 218 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
12 217 (4.69%) DevOps
13 197 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 194 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
15 192 (4.15%) ITIL
16 188 (4.06%) ERP
17 175 (3.78%) Waterfall
18 173 (3.74%) CRM
19 168 (3.63%) BDD
20 163 (3.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 575 (12.43%) SQL
2 481 (10.40%) Java
3 365 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 214 (4.63%) C#
5 132 (2.85%) Python
6 67 (1.45%) PHP
7 59 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 49 (1.06%) Ruby
8 49 (1.06%) T-SQL
9 46 (0.99%) Apple Swift
9 46 (0.99%) PL/SQL
10 39 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 30 (0.65%) C
12 29 (0.63%) R
12 29 (0.63%) Scala
13 26 (0.56%) Objective-C
14 23 (0.50%) VB
15 22 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.45%) ES6
17 19 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 182 (3.93%) Degree
2 77 (1.66%) ISEB
3 52 (1.12%) PMP
4 45 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 39 (0.84%) PMI Certification
6 37 (0.80%) CISSP
7 30 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 27 (0.58%) CISM
8 27 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (0.37%) Security Cleared
11 16 (0.35%) SC Cleared
12 15 (0.32%) CISA
13 14 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
13 14 (0.30%) PhD
14 13 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (0.22%) MBA
17 8 (0.17%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (4.00%) QA
2 109 (2.36%) GDPR
3 106 (2.29%) PMO
4 59 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 51 (1.10%) SLA
6 46 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 35 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 34 (0.73%) IFRS
9 31 (0.67%) IFRS 9
10 16 (0.35%) COBIT
11 13 (0.28%) MiFID
12 12 (0.26%) Basel II
12 12 (0.26%) PSD2
13 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.13%) FATCA
14 6 (0.13%) SEPA
15 3 (0.065%) Basel III
15 3 (0.065%) Disclosure Scotland
15 3 (0.065%) Solvency II
16 2 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 114 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 108 (2.33%) Docker
3 22 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.17%) HDFS
7 6 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.086%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.086%) OpenDJ
9 4 (0.086%) OpenIDM
10 3 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.065%) XenApp
11 2 (0.043%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.043%) KVM
11 2 (0.043%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.043%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.043%) vCloud
11 2 (0.043%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 96 (2.07%) Ansible
2 80 (1.73%) Puppet
3 65 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (0.71%) SCCM
5 25 (0.54%) Terraform
6 22 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
7 18 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.19%) AirWatch
8 9 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.17%) Kubernetes
10 7 (0.15%) IBM BigFix
10 7 (0.15%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 6 (0.13%) Aspera SmartTrack
12 5 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.086%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.086%) Nessus
13 4 (0.086%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.065%) Consul
14 3 (0.065%) Mesos
Vendors
1 405 (8.75%) Oracle
2 391 (8.45%) SAP
3 351 (7.59%) Microsoft
4 164 (3.54%) IBM
5 120 (2.59%) Adobe
6 91 (1.97%) hybris
7 73 (1.58%) Cisco
7 73 (1.58%) Google
8 51 (1.10%) Tableau
9 50 (1.08%) Teradata
10 48 (1.04%) ATG
10 48 (1.04%) VMware
11 47 (1.02%) HP
11 47 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
12 45 (0.97%) JDA
13 36 (0.78%) Apple
14 34 (0.73%) Citrix
15 31 (0.67%) Remedy
16 29 (0.63%) Splunk
17 27 (0.58%) Demandware