Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 62 53
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 2,465 3,846 3,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.45% 3.93% 3.92%
As % of the General category 9.20% 9.79% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,533 2,537 2,715
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £197 £288 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 37 59
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £13.69 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -14.44% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.49 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.40 £21.83 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.39 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.79% -6.67% -20.00%

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 26,779 39,285 42,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.45% 40.10% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,122 25,678 28,243
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 898 1,092 1,108
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £21.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.71% +4.10%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.87 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.29 £20.82 £21.74
% change year-on-year -2.57% -4.23% +8.70%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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 -3 2,354 £450 -0.83% 1,292
UK excluding London +7 1,295 £400 -5.88% 910
London -7 1,108 £500 +2.56% 443
North of England +9 368 £399 -6.12% 302
South East +5 318 £420 -11.49% 153
Midlands +1 231 £425 +6.25% 193
Yorkshire +21 214 £399 -0.25% 101
East of England +16 187 £430 -4.44% 95
North West -8 139 £400 -11.11% 173
East Midlands -4 132 £406 +1.56% 81
South West +6 121 £363 -19.44% 106
West Midlands -18 99 £425 +8.97% 112
Scotland +18 55 £350 -24.32% 43
North East +12 15 £308 -18.00% 28
Wales +31 9 £401 +0.13% 17
Northern Ireland +2 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 563 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (18.54%) E-Commerce
3 386 (15.66%) Finance
4 281 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 272 (11.03%) Windows
6 265 (10.75%) SQL
7 231 (9.37%) Microsoft
8 229 (9.29%) Azure
9 220 (8.92%) AWS
10 219 (8.88%) JavaScript
11 181 (7.34%) Analytics
12 178 (7.22%) Project Management
13 177 (7.18%) Banking
14 161 (6.53%) HTML
15 158 (6.41%) Java
16 154 (6.25%) Telecoms
17 146 (5.92%) Oracle
18 145 (5.88%) Scrum
19 144 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
19 144 (5.84%) Marketing
19 144 (5.84%) User Experience
20 141 (5.72%) SAP
21 140 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
22 139 (5.64%) Problem-Solving
23 138 (5.60%) CSS
24 133 (5.40%) SQL Server
24 133 (5.40%) .NET
24 133 (5.40%) Migration
24 133 (5.40%) DevOps
25 132 (5.35%) JIRA

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 64 (2.60%) Confluence
2 45 (1.83%) CMS
3 30 (1.22%) SAS
4 26 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 22 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 21 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 20 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 16 (0.65%) SharePoint
10 11 (0.45%) Drupal
11 10 (0.41%) Apache
12 9 (0.37%) Mule
12 9 (0.37%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.28%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.24%) Anypoint
15 5 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
15 5 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.16%) IIS
16 4 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 74 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (1.54%) Sketch
4 26 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 25 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (0.73%) InVision
8 17 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 12 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
10 11 (0.45%) InDesign
11 10 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 9 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
12 9 (0.37%) Chatbot
12 9 (0.37%) Zeplin
13 8 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
14 7 (0.28%) Figma
14 7 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
15 6 (0.24%) CINEMA 4D
16 4 (0.16%) Camtasia
16 4 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (1.58%) SAP S/4HANA
2 32 (1.30%) Oracle Retail
3 29 (1.18%) Magento
4 18 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.73%) SAP Retail
5 17 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
6 15 (0.61%) NetSuite
7 14 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
8 11 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
8 11 (0.45%) Shopify
9 8 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.32%) SAP CAR
10 7 (0.28%) Aligne
10 7 (0.28%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.28%) SAP PP
11 6 (0.24%) SAP IBP
11 6 (0.24%) SAP MDG
12 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.20%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 229 (9.29%) Azure
2 220 (8.92%) AWS
3 115 (4.67%) Office 365
4 68 (2.76%) Power Platform
5 49 (1.99%) GCP
6 44 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
7 42 (1.70%) SaaS
8 25 (1.01%) Google Analytics
9 24 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
9 24 (0.97%) PaaS
10 22 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (0.89%) Serverless
11 21 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
13 15 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
13 15 (0.61%) IaaS
14 14 (0.57%) GitHub
15 11 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 11 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.91%) DNS
2 46 (1.87%) Firewall
3 45 (1.83%) LAN
4 35 (1.42%) WAN
5 26 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
6 24 (0.97%) Internet
7 20 (0.81%) VPN
8 18 (0.73%) ATM
8 18 (0.73%) Wireless
9 14 (0.57%) DHCP
10 13 (0.53%) SAN
10 13 (0.53%) Skype
10 13 (0.53%) TCP/IP
11 11 (0.45%) MPLS
12 10 (0.41%) FTP
12 10 (0.41%) VoIP
13 9 (0.37%) Network Security
14 7 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (0.28%) SSH
15 6 (0.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
3 90 (3.65%) Big Data
4 68 (2.76%) Power BI
5 43 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (1.62%) Hadoop
7 36 (1.46%) Data Lake
8 34 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 33 (1.34%) MySQL
10 32 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 29 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (0.89%) BigQuery
13 22 (0.89%) MongoDB
13 22 (0.89%) NoSQL
14 18 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (0.57%) Oracle Database
17 13 (0.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 132 (5.35%) JIRA
2 88 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 81 (3.29%) Jenkins
4 54 (2.19%) Selenium
5 42 (1.70%) Cucumber
6 27 (1.10%) Maven
7 23 (0.93%) JUnit
8 22 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (0.69%) Axure RP
10 16 (0.65%) Bitbucket
11 15 (0.61%) webpack
12 14 (0.57%) Visual Studio
13 12 (0.49%) Mockito
14 11 (0.45%) GitLab
14 11 (0.45%) SoapUI
15 10 (0.41%) Mocha
15 10 (0.41%) Xcode
16 9 (0.37%) Cypress.io
16 9 (0.37%) DbUnit
16 9 (0.37%) jMock
General
1 386 (15.66%) Finance
2 177 (7.18%) Banking
3 154 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 144 (5.84%) Marketing
5 117 (4.75%) Manufacturing
6 76 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 74 (3.00%) Public Sector
8 60 (2.43%) Retail Banking
9 57 (2.31%) Corporate Banking
10 24 (0.97%) Automotive
10 24 (0.97%) Legal
11 18 (0.73%) Games
12 16 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.65%) Law
13 14 (0.57%) Advertising
14 12 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.45%) Electronics
16 10 (0.41%) German Language
16 10 (0.41%) Retail Finance
17 9 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 434 (17.61%) Developer
2 382 (15.50%) Analyst
3 235 (9.53%) Project Manager
4 212 (8.60%) Architect
5 160 (6.49%) Business Analyst
6 148 (6.00%) Consultant
7 96 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
8 82 (3.33%) Designer
9 61 (2.47%) .NET Developer
10 52 (2.11%) IT Manager
11 51 (2.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 48 (1.95%) React Developer
12 48 (1.95%) Test Analyst
13 47 (1.91%) Full Stack Developer
14 45 (1.83%) DevOps Engineer
14 45 (1.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 45 (1.83%) IT Project Manager
15 44 (1.78%) C# Developer
15 44 (1.78%) Service Analyst
16 39 (1.58%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (6.53%) HTML
2 138 (5.60%) CSS
3 133 (5.40%) .NET
4 110 (4.46%) React
5 95 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 88 (3.57%) REST
7 79 (3.20%) Web Services
8 78 (3.16%) Node.js
9 56 (2.27%) HTML5
10 48 (1.95%) Spring
11 47 (1.91%) RESTful
12 46 (1.87%) jQuery
13 40 (1.62%) CSS3
14 39 (1.58%) ASP.NET
15 37 (1.50%) Redux
16 35 (1.42%) XML
17 32 (1.30%) .NET Framework
18 31 (1.26%) JSON
19 30 (1.22%) SOAP
20 24 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 144 (5.84%) User Experience
2 140 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (4.87%) Data Centre
4 90 (3.65%) EPoS
5 58 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 52 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 51 (2.07%) NHS
8 49 (1.99%) Driving Licence
9 40 (1.62%) FMCG
9 40 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.61%) Public Cloud
13 14 (0.57%) Social Media
14 13 (0.53%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.53%) Fat Client
14 13 (0.53%) Thin Client
15 12 (0.49%) Equities
16 11 (0.45%) iPad
17 10 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 272 (11.03%) Windows
2 119 (4.83%) Windows 10
3 102 (4.14%) Linux
4 87 (3.53%) Windows 7
5 59 (2.39%) Apple iOS
6 55 (2.23%) Android
7 54 (2.19%) Windows Server
8 30 (1.22%) Unix
9 28 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.37%) AIX
14 8 (0.32%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.24%) Solaris
17 5 (0.20%) CentOS
17 5 (0.20%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (18.54%) E-Commerce
3 281 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 181 (7.34%) Analytics
5 178 (7.22%) Project Management
6 145 (5.88%) Scrum
7 144 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
8 139 (5.64%) Problem-Solving
9 133 (5.40%) DevOps
9 133 (5.40%) Migration
10 108 (4.38%) ERP
10 108 (4.38%) TDD
11 102 (4.14%) CRM
12 95 (3.85%) Project Delivery
13 94 (3.81%) ITIL
14 93 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
14 93 (3.77%) Test Automation
15 84 (3.41%) Microservices
16 82 (3.33%) Waterfall
17 74 (3.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 265 (10.75%) SQL
2 219 (8.88%) JavaScript
3 158 (6.41%) Java
4 102 (4.14%) Python
5 101 (4.10%) C#
6 57 (2.31%) PHP
7 44 (1.78%) PowerShell
8 33 (1.34%) T-SQL
8 33 (1.34%) TypeScript
9 30 (1.22%) C
10 21 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 16 (0.65%) Apple Swift
12 15 (0.61%) ES6
12 15 (0.61%) Go
12 15 (0.61%) R
12 15 (0.61%) Scala
13 13 (0.53%) Java 8
13 13 (0.53%) Objective-C
13 13 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (3.73%) Security Cleared
2 87 (3.53%) Degree
3 80 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 39 (1.58%) CISSP
5 26 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (0.97%) CISM
7 16 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
8 15 (0.61%) PMI Certification
8 15 (0.61%) PMP
9 14 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (0.57%) MCSE
10 13 (0.53%) ISEB
10 13 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (0.53%) SANS
11 11 (0.45%) CIMA
11 11 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.45%) GIAC
12 10 (0.41%) CLAS
13 9 (0.37%) ACCA
13 9 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.00%) QA
2 52 (2.11%) PMO
3 27 (1.10%) GDPR
4 25 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.01%) SLA
5 24 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.32%) NIST
9 5 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.12%) SEPA
10 3 (0.12%) WCAG
11 2 (0.081%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.041%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.041%) Basel II
12 1 (0.041%) Basel III
12 1 (0.041%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.041%) P3O
12 1 (0.041%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 124 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 71 (2.88%) Docker
3 21 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.49%) vSphere
5 9 (0.37%) Postfix
6 8 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.24%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.24%) Firmware
9 5 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.20%) vCloud
10 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.081%) HDFS
11 2 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.081%) XenApp
12 1 (0.041%) iptables
12 1 (0.041%) KVM
12 1 (0.041%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.041%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 64 (2.60%) SCCM
2 58 (2.35%) Kubernetes
3 55 (2.23%) Terraform
4 28 (1.14%) Ansible
5 24 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (0.93%) Puppet
7 14 (0.57%) AirWatch
8 10 (0.41%) HP ALM
8 10 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
8 10 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (0.37%) Nagios
9 9 (0.37%) Nessus
9 9 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.37%) vRealize
10 6 (0.24%) logstash
10 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.24%) MOM
10 6 (0.24%) SCOM
11 5 (0.20%) Control-M
11 5 (0.20%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 231 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 146 (5.92%) Oracle
3 141 (5.72%) SAP
4 97 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
5 86 (3.49%) Google
6 85 (3.45%) VMware
7 75 (3.04%) Adobe
8 69 (2.80%) HP
9 50 (2.03%) Dell
10 42 (1.70%) Tableau
11 41 (1.66%) Cisco
12 39 (1.58%) hybris
13 38 (1.54%) McAfee
14 35 (1.42%) Demandware
15 31 (1.26%) IBM
16 20 (0.81%) Red Hat
17 19 (0.77%) Citrix
18 17 (0.69%) ServiceNow
19 14 (0.57%) Splunk
19 14 (0.57%) Workday