Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 58 78 94
Rank change year-on-year +20 +16 -34
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,400 1,960 1,035
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.82% 2.98% 2.52%
As % of the General category 6.67% 5.63% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,109 1,082 609
10th Percentile £363 £310 £280
25th Percentile £450 £403 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £568
90th Percentile £750 £686 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 75 22
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £12.33
25th Percentile £15.25 £12.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -3.45% -12.12%
75th Percentile £22.00 £20.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £28.75 £60.50 £27.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -6.90% -12.12%

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 50,966 34,832 21,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 57.29% 52.95% 51.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,444 23,323 13,917
10th Percentile £325 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +9.55% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,396 1,230 825
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £40.69
90th Percentile £60.75 £56.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £19.40
% change year-on-year +8.11% -4.64% +7.30%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +16 2,877 £538 +7.50% 980
Work from Home +31 1,876 £530 +6.00% 407
London +20 1,560 £575 +9.52% 343
UK excluding London +24 1,190 £500 +11.11% 683
South East +57 367 £500 +5.26% 141
North of England +14 312 £500 +11.11% 223
East of England -12 191 £500 -4.76% 62
Yorkshire +36 183 £500 +11.11% 102
Midlands +3 168 £450 +11.11% 147
North West -20 123 £450 - 103
South West -1 120 £550 +4.76% 58
West Midlands +16 105 £438 +2.94% 80
East Midlands -5 63 £450 +20.00% 67
Scotland -9 30 £488 +28.29% 31
Wales +1 10 £215 -52.22% 12
North East -12 5 £500 +11.11% 18
Northern Ireland - 4 £500 - 10

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 1,044 (30.71%) Agile
2 673 (19.79%) Social Skills
3 652 (19.18%) Finance
4 605 (17.79%) E-Commerce
5 508 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 390 (11.47%) Azure
7 338 (9.94%) SAP
8 323 (9.50%) SQL
9 311 (9.15%) Project Management
10 299 (8.79%) Microsoft
11 273 (8.03%) DevOps
12 270 (7.94%) Banking
13 267 (7.85%) Scrum
14 243 (7.15%) JIRA
15 222 (6.53%) AWS
15 222 (6.53%) Analytics
16 215 (6.32%) User Experience
17 207 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
18 199 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
19 195 (5.74%) Migration
20 184 (5.41%) Project Delivery
21 182 (5.35%) Windows
22 179 (5.26%) Waterfall
23 178 (5.24%) Java
24 174 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
24 174 (5.12%) Microservices
25 163 (4.79%) Logistics
26 161 (4.74%) JavaScript
27 158 (4.65%) CRM
28 155 (4.56%) CI/CD

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
1 132 (3.88%) Confluence
2 36 (1.06%) CMS
3 24 (0.71%) SharePoint
4 21 (0.62%) SAS
5 17 (0.50%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (0.35%) Drupal
6 12 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.26%) Apache
8 8 (0.24%) IBM Domino
9 7 (0.21%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.18%) CoreMedia CMS
10 6 (0.18%) Headless CMS
11 5 (0.15%) JBoss
12 4 (0.12%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.088%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.088%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 73 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (0.94%) Sketch
6 24 (0.71%) MS Visio
7 18 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.24%) InVision
9 8 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.18%) SPSS
12 5 (0.15%) InDesign
13 4 (0.12%) Adobe XD
13 4 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.088%) FreeHand
14 3 (0.088%) UXPin
14 3 (0.088%) Zeplin
15 2 (0.059%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 78 (2.29%) SAP S/4HANA
2 55 (1.62%) SAP Retail
2 55 (1.62%) Shopify
3 30 (0.88%) Magento
4 29 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 22 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
6 20 (0.59%) SAP CAR
7 16 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
7 16 (0.47%) Workday HCM
8 15 (0.44%) NetSuite
9 14 (0.41%) SAP ERP
10 13 (0.38%) SAP SD
11 12 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
11 12 (0.35%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
11 12 (0.35%) SAP MM
11 12 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 11 (0.32%) SAP MDG
13 9 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
13 9 (0.26%) SAP FI
14 8 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 390 (11.47%) Azure
2 222 (6.53%) AWS
3 112 (3.29%) Microsoft 365
4 104 (3.06%) Power Platform
5 101 (2.97%) GCP
6 85 (2.50%) SaaS
7 76 (2.24%) Azure DevOps
8 58 (1.71%) Commercetools
9 54 (1.59%) BigCommerce
9 54 (1.59%) SAP Commerce Cloud
10 51 (1.50%) Serverless
11 50 (1.47%) GitHub
12 46 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
13 31 (0.91%) Snowflake
14 29 (0.85%) Google Analytics
15 27 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
16 24 (0.71%) Azure AKS
17 22 (0.65%) IaaS
17 22 (0.65%) PaaS
18 20 (0.59%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
2 43 (1.26%) Firewall
3 34 (1.00%) WAN
4 31 (0.91%) LAN
5 29 (0.85%) DNS
6 28 (0.82%) VPN
7 24 (0.71%) Internet
8 21 (0.62%) Network Security
9 18 (0.53%) HTTP
10 16 (0.47%) DHCP
11 10 (0.29%) Wireless
12 9 (0.26%) RFID
12 9 (0.26%) SAN
13 8 (0.24%) SSL
13 8 (0.24%) TCP/IP
14 7 (0.21%) VoIP
14 7 (0.21%) Wireshark
15 6 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (0.18%) SD-WAN
16 5 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (2.59%) Power BI
2 73 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (2.06%) Tableau
4 63 (1.85%) SQL Server
5 54 (1.59%) Big Data
6 40 (1.18%) MySQL
7 36 (1.06%) Hadoop
8 24 (0.71%) Relational Database
9 22 (0.65%) Data Lake
10 18 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (0.50%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.47%) BigQuery
13 14 (0.41%) DB2
14 13 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.38%) SAP HANA
14 13 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
16 11 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 243 (7.15%) JIRA
2 97 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 81 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.74%) Bitbucket
5 21 (0.62%) GitLab
5 21 (0.62%) Selenium
6 19 (0.56%) webpack
7 18 (0.53%) JMeter
8 16 (0.47%) Axure RP
9 14 (0.41%) Maven
10 13 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 13 (0.38%) Cypress.io
10 13 (0.38%) Postman
11 11 (0.32%) Gradle
11 11 (0.32%) JSUnit
11 11 (0.32%) LoadRunner
12 10 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.26%) gulp
14 7 (0.21%) Babel
General
1 673 (19.79%) Social Skills
2 652 (19.18%) Finance
3 270 (7.94%) Banking
4 207 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 154 (4.53%) Retail Banking
6 141 (4.15%) Investment Banking
7 130 (3.82%) Corporate Banking
8 124 (3.65%) Presentation Skills
9 115 (3.38%) Telecoms
10 106 (3.12%) Marketing
11 85 (2.50%) Manufacturing
12 83 (2.44%) Legal
13 78 (2.29%) Influencing Skills
14 66 (1.94%) Organisational Skills
15 51 (1.50%) Public Sector
16 45 (1.32%) Back Office
17 42 (1.24%) Automotive
18 36 (1.06%) Games
19 30 (0.88%) German Language
20 24 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 613 (18.03%) Analyst
2 450 (13.24%) Architect
3 398 (11.71%) Project Manager
4 368 (10.82%) Business Analyst
5 301 (8.85%) Developer
6 294 (8.65%) Solutions Architect
7 157 (4.62%) Consultant
8 126 (3.71%) Product Manager
9 106 (3.12%) Designer
10 103 (3.03%) Programme Manager
11 83 (2.44%) IT Manager
12 78 (2.29%) Senior Manager
13 73 (2.15%) Service Analyst
14 70 (2.06%) SAP Consultant
15 68 (2.00%) Retail Business Analyst
16 62 (1.82%) 1st Line Support
17 61 (1.79%) Product Owner
18 60 (1.76%) E-Commerce Analyst
18 60 (1.76%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
18 60 (1.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (3.56%) .NET
2 96 (2.82%) React
3 78 (2.29%) CSS
4 71 (2.09%) HTML
5 64 (1.88%) REST
6 62 (1.82%) Node.js
7 58 (1.71%) Kafka
8 55 (1.62%) Spring
9 44 (1.29%) Spring Boot
10 42 (1.24%) Vue.js
11 38 (1.12%) RESTful
12 33 (0.97%) GraphQL
13 31 (0.91%) AngularJS
14 28 (0.82%) Web Services
15 26 (0.76%) JSON
15 26 (0.76%) Sass
16 23 (0.68%) SOAP
17 18 (0.53%) J2EE
17 18 (0.53%) MACH
18 17 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 215 (6.32%) User Experience
2 125 (3.68%) FMCG
3 92 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 90 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
5 87 (2.56%) EPoS
6 80 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 72 (2.12%) Legacy Systems
8 44 (1.29%) Data Centre
8 44 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
9 38 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 35 (1.03%) Data Structures
10 35 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 29 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
12 28 (0.82%) iPad
13 27 (0.79%) IoT
14 26 (0.76%) Credit Risk
14 26 (0.76%) Digital Signage
15 21 (0.62%) Social Media
16 17 (0.50%) NHS
17 14 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 182 (5.35%) Windows
2 80 (2.35%) Apple iOS
3 70 (2.06%) Windows 10
4 68 (2.00%) Linux
5 50 (1.47%) Android
6 47 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 39 (1.15%) Unix
8 32 (0.94%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.29%) VMS
11 9 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.21%) CentOS
13 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.12%) AIX
14 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.059%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.029%) MVS
16 1 (0.029%) Solaris
16 1 (0.029%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.029%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,044 (30.71%) Agile
2 605 (17.79%) E-Commerce
3 508 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 311 (9.15%) Project Management
5 273 (8.03%) DevOps
6 267 (7.85%) Scrum
7 222 (6.53%) Analytics
8 199 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
9 195 (5.74%) Migration
10 184 (5.41%) Project Delivery
11 179 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 174 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
12 174 (5.12%) Microservices
13 163 (4.79%) Logistics
14 158 (4.65%) CRM
15 155 (4.56%) CI/CD
16 152 (4.47%) Business Analysis
17 151 (4.44%) User Stories
18 139 (4.09%) ERP
19 138 (4.06%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 323 (9.50%) SQL
2 178 (5.24%) Java
3 161 (4.74%) JavaScript
4 130 (3.82%) Python
5 93 (2.74%) TypeScript
6 86 (2.53%) C#
7 55 (1.62%) C
8 46 (1.35%) PowerShell
9 37 (1.09%) Bash
10 32 (0.94%) Kotlin
11 25 (0.74%) PHP
12 23 (0.68%) PL/SQL
12 23 (0.68%) VB
13 21 (0.62%) R
14 20 (0.59%) Scala
15 19 (0.56%) ES6
15 19 (0.56%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.50%) Go
16 17 (0.50%) Groovy
17 13 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 133 (3.91%) Degree
2 87 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 61 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 31 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (0.79%) MCSA
5 27 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (0.74%) A+ Certification
7 23 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (0.65%) MCP
9 21 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 17 (0.50%) PMP
11 15 (0.44%) DBS Check
12 12 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.29%) CISSP
14 9 (0.26%) SANS
14 9 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
15 8 (0.24%) CISM
16 7 (0.21%) ISEB
17 6 (0.18%) CCNA
17 6 (0.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (3.71%) QA
2 97 (2.85%) SLA
3 79 (2.32%) PMO
4 53 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 43 (1.26%) GDPR
6 39 (1.15%) Accessibility
7 29 (0.85%) NIST
8 22 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 21 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (0.29%) IFRS
11 9 (0.26%) COBIT
12 8 (0.24%) GRC
13 7 (0.21%) IFRS 9
13 7 (0.21%) NIST 800
14 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.059%) GAAP
16 2 (0.059%) MiFID
16 2 (0.059%) PMBOK
16 2 (0.059%) SEPA
System Software
1 109 (3.21%) Docker
2 83 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 27 (0.79%) KVM
4 21 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.24%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.088%) HDFS
7 3 (0.088%) iptables
7 3 (0.088%) NFS
7 3 (0.088%) Samba
7 3 (0.088%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.059%) Firmware
8 2 (0.059%) Postfix
8 2 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.059%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.059%) vSphere
9 1 (0.029%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.029%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.029%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.029%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 138 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 124 (3.65%) Terraform
3 50 (1.47%) Ansible
4 28 (0.82%) Puppet
5 20 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (0.50%) Grafana
7 13 (0.38%) SCCM
8 8 (0.24%) Prometheus
8 8 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.18%) Kibana
10 5 (0.15%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.12%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.088%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (0.088%) Istio
12 3 (0.088%) Nagios
12 3 (0.088%) yum
13 2 (0.059%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.059%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.059%) WSUS
Vendors
1 338 (9.94%) SAP
2 299 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 137 (4.03%) Oracle
3 137 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
4 116 (3.41%) Google
5 111 (3.26%) Adobe
6 58 (1.71%) ServiceNow
7 37 (1.09%) Citrix
7 37 (1.09%) VMware
8 36 (1.06%) Cisco
8 36 (1.06%) NN4M
9 31 (0.91%) Workday
10 29 (0.85%) Dell
11 27 (0.79%) IBM
12 24 (0.71%) Alteryx
13 21 (0.62%) MuleSoft
13 21 (0.62%) Sun
14 17 (0.50%) Red Hat
14 17 (0.50%) Splunk
15 16 (0.47%) Meraki