Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 62 61
Rank change year-on-year -78 -1 -11
Contract jobs citing Retail 599 3,079 4,117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 3.64% 3.98%
As % of the General category 4.51% 9.42% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 1,965 2,749
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £284
90th Percentile £688 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 50
Median hourly rate £11.25 £14.39 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.82% +6.59% -15.63%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £19.73 £46.40 £25.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £14.28 £13.50
% change year-on-year -26.47% +5.78% -15.63%

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 13,283 32,680 41,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.72% 38.68% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,529 20,950 27,085
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +0.95% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £290 £290
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 976 1,158
Median hourly rate £29.95 £21.99 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.18% +4.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% -11.11%

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020. 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 -71 542 £456 -1.34% 527
London -64 309 £500 - 157
UK excluding London -79 219 £400 -5.88% 392
Work from Home -22 131 £475 - 78
North of England -48 67 £388 -8.82% 125
South East -41 50 £400 -9.09% 76
North West -10 46 £400 - 77
Midlands -42 41 £439 +3.25% 91
East of England -11 33 £413 -8.33% 32
East Midlands -20 27 £464 +9.13% 38
Yorkshire -43 19 £350 -22.22% 39
South West -6 16 £375 -8.54% 44
West Midlands -26 14 £388 -6.06% 53
Scotland +54 10 £375 -6.25% 15
North East +22 2 £100 -70.15% 9
Wales +35 1 £100 -84.00% 4
Northern Ireland +7 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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.

1 124 (20.70%) Finance
2 104 (17.36%) E-Commerce
3 97 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (14.52%) Azure
5 85 (14.19%) SQL
6 83 (13.86%) Microsoft
7 74 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 59 (9.85%) Migration
8 59 (9.85%) SAP
9 58 (9.68%) AWS
10 55 (9.18%) JavaScript
11 52 (8.68%) DevOps
12 51 (8.51%) Java
12 51 (8.51%) Banking
13 49 (8.18%) ERP
14 48 (8.01%) Python
15 45 (7.51%) Windows
15 45 (7.51%) Oracle
16 43 (7.18%) Analytics
17 42 (7.01%) FMCG
18 41 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
18 41 (6.84%) HTML
19 40 (6.68%) Project Management
20 39 (6.51%) Change Management
20 39 (6.51%) Marketing
21 37 (6.18%) Manufacturing
22 35 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
23 33 (5.51%) CSS
23 33 (5.51%) Degree
24 32 (5.34%) Problem-Solving

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 16 (2.67%) Confluence
2 13 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.83%) CMS
6 4 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.67%) SAS
6 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.50%) Apache
7 3 (0.50%) Drupal
7 3 (0.50%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.50%) nginx
7 3 (0.50%) PrestaShop
7 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.33%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.33%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.00%) Sketch
5 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.33%) InVision
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.17%) Marvel
8 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (3.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.67%) Magento
3 10 (1.67%) Oracle Retail
3 10 (1.67%) SAP Retail
4 9 (1.50%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (1.34%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.67%) Shopify
7 3 (0.50%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 3 (0.50%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.50%) SAP PLM
7 3 (0.50%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.33%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 87 (14.52%) Azure
2 58 (9.68%) AWS
3 26 (4.34%) Office 365
4 25 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
4 25 (4.17%) Serverless
5 20 (3.34%) Power Platform
5 20 (3.34%) SaaS
6 19 (3.17%) GCP
7 17 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (2.67%) PaaS
9 11 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.84%) IaaS
10 7 (1.17%) GitHub
10 7 (1.17%) Google Analytics
11 6 (1.00%) npm
12 5 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.67%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (1.50%) DNS
3 7 (1.17%) Firewall
3 7 (1.17%) WAN
4 6 (1.00%) Network Security
5 5 (0.83%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.67%) DHCP
6 4 (0.67%) LAN
6 4 (0.67%) SAN
6 4 (0.67%) SSH
7 3 (0.50%) Broadband
7 3 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.50%) HTTP
7 3 (0.50%) MPLS
7 3 (0.50%) Skype
7 3 (0.50%) VPN
8 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.33%) Internet
8 2 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.84%) Big Data
2 27 (4.51%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.17%) Power BI
5 16 (2.67%) MySQL
6 15 (2.50%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.00%) Data Mining
8 10 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.50%) BigQuery
10 8 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
10 8 (1.34%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.34%) Tableau
11 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.00%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.00%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.00%) SAP HANA
13 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (4.67%) JIRA
2 14 (2.34%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.34%) Maven
5 7 (1.17%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.00%) webpack
7 5 (0.83%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.67%) Subversion
9 3 (0.50%) GitLab
9 3 (0.50%) Postman
9 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.33%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.33%) Hudson
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.33%) Protractor
10 2 (0.33%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.33%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 124 (20.70%) Finance
2 51 (8.51%) Banking
3 39 (6.51%) Marketing
4 37 (6.18%) Manufacturing
5 30 (5.01%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.67%) Investment Banking
7 19 (3.17%) Public Sector
7 19 (3.17%) Retail Banking
8 12 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.67%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (1.17%) Legal
11 6 (1.00%) Retail Finance
12 5 (0.83%) Automotive
12 5 (0.83%) Front Office
13 4 (0.67%) Advertising
13 4 (0.67%) Electronics
14 3 (0.50%) Billing
14 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.50%) Games
14 3 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 98 (16.36%) Developer
2 91 (15.19%) Analyst
3 82 (13.69%) Architect
4 47 (7.85%) Consultant
5 45 (7.51%) Project Manager
6 44 (7.35%) Business Analyst
7 22 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (3.17%) Data Scientist
10 14 (2.34%) Data Analyst
10 14 (2.34%) Designer
11 13 (2.17%) AWS Engineer
11 13 (2.17%) Java Developer
12 12 (2.00%) Enterprise Architect
12 12 (2.00%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (2.00%) Programme Manager
12 12 (2.00%) SAP Consultant
13 11 (1.84%) Administrator
13 11 (1.84%) Change Manager
13 11 (1.84%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.84%) HTML
2 33 (5.51%) CSS
3 22 (3.67%) Node.js
4 19 (3.17%) React
4 19 (3.17%) Spring
4 19 (3.17%) XML
5 17 (2.84%) JSON
6 16 (2.67%) REST
7 15 (2.50%) .NET
7 15 (2.50%) GraphQL
8 13 (2.17%) Web Services
9 9 (1.50%) Kafka
9 9 (1.50%) SOAP
10 8 (1.34%) HTML5
10 8 (1.34%) Spring Boot
11 7 (1.17%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.17%) Express
12 6 (1.00%) CSS3
12 6 (1.00%) PySpark
12 6 (1.00%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.01%) FMCG
2 41 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.17%) User Experience
4 19 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (3.01%) EPoS
6 15 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.17%) Analytical Mindset
9 12 (2.00%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.84%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.84%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.34%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.34%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.34%) Digital Signage
13 6 (1.00%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.83%) Clustering
14 5 (0.83%) NHS
15 3 (0.50%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.51%) Windows
2 22 (3.67%) Linux
3 19 (3.17%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.50%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (1.34%) Android
9 7 (1.17%) Unix
10 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.50%) MVS
13 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.33%) VMS
14 1 (0.17%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.17%) Solaris
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (17.36%) E-Commerce
2 97 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (9.85%) Migration
5 52 (8.68%) DevOps
6 49 (8.18%) ERP
7 43 (7.18%) Analytics
8 40 (6.68%) Project Management
9 39 (6.51%) Change Management
10 35 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (5.34%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (5.01%) Data Modelling
14 29 (4.84%) Data Science
15 26 (4.34%) Microservices
16 24 (4.01%) ITIL
16 24 (4.01%) Machine Learning
16 24 (4.01%) Project Delivery
16 24 (4.01%) Requirements Gathering
17 23 (3.84%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 85 (14.19%) SQL
2 55 (9.18%) JavaScript
3 51 (8.51%) Java
4 48 (8.01%) Python
5 15 (2.50%) C#
5 15 (2.50%) TypeScript
6 14 (2.34%) PHP
7 8 (1.34%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.17%) ABAP
8 7 (1.17%) C
8 7 (1.17%) VBA
9 6 (1.00%) Apple Swift
9 6 (1.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.83%) Objective-C
10 5 (0.83%) R
11 4 (0.67%) C++
11 4 (0.67%) Ruby
11 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.50%) Java 8
12 3 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (5.51%) Degree
2 14 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (0.67%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.67%) MCSA
7 4 (0.67%) MCSE
8 3 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.33%) CCNP
9 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.33%) CISSP
9 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.17%) CCDP
10 1 (0.17%) CCNA
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.34%) QA
2 15 (2.50%) SLA
3 11 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.84%) PMO
4 9 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.34%) GDPR
6 6 (1.00%) NIST
7 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.50%) PSD2
9 2 (0.33%) IFRS
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.33%) Section 508
9 2 (0.33%) WAI
10 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.17%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 31 (5.18%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.34%) Docker
3 6 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.33%) XenApp
5 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) NDS
6 1 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (5.18%) Terraform
2 30 (5.01%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.50%) Ansible
4 8 (1.34%) Puppet
4 8 (1.34%) SCCM
5 6 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.67%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.50%) SCOM
9 2 (0.33%) Grafana
9 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.17%) Kibana
10 1 (0.17%) Nessus
10 1 (0.17%) Netcool
10 1 (0.17%) QRadar
10 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 83 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.85%) SAP
3 45 (7.51%) Oracle
4 18 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (2.84%) Adobe
5 17 (2.84%) Google
6 16 (2.67%) Cisco
7 15 (2.50%) hybris
8 14 (2.34%) IBM
9 12 (2.00%) VMware
10 8 (1.34%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.00%) Citrix
11 6 (1.00%) JD Edwards
12 5 (0.83%) Meraki
13 4 (0.67%) Apple
13 4 (0.67%) Ariba
13 4 (0.67%) Demandware
13 4 (0.67%) SaltStack
14 3 (0.50%) Splunk
14 3 (0.50%) Twitter