Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 46 48
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 4,109 3,846 4,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.06% 4.18% 3.86%
As % of the General category 10.81% 10.99% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,764 2,518 2,559
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £216 £263
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 23 35
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.75% +42.86% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.95 £10.00
90th Percentile £71.50 £139.50 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.39 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.06% +14.29% -22.22%

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 38,022 35,005 41,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.59% 38.04% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,747 22,983 26,534
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 872 1,003
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +5.77%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018. 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 -6 3,995 £450 - 1,410
London -12 2,117 £475 - 521
UK excluding London -2 1,908 £425 +1.19% 939
South East -5 638 £450 +5.88% 207
Midlands -5 407 £389 +7.99% 195
North of England -9 375 £425 +6.25% 290
East of England +15 325 £468 -0.27% 94
West Midlands -3 235 £389 -2.81% 82
North West -17 203 £425 +13.33% 152
East Midlands -7 165 £375 +36.36% 113
Yorkshire -9 162 £425 - 127
South West -3 109 £406 -1.81% 102
Scotland -15 51 £400 +12.28% 32
North East +36 12 £318 -12.41% 11
Wales -13 11 £488 +212.00% 14
Northern Ireland -1 3 - - 3

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 1,232 (29.98%) Agile Software Development
2 992 (24.14%) E-Commerce
3 876 (21.32%) Finance
4 486 (11.83%) Java
5 464 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 457 (11.12%) Project Management
7 388 (9.44%) Microsoft
8 387 (9.42%) Scrum
9 379 (9.22%) JavaScript
10 374 (9.10%) SQL
11 337 (8.20%) HTML
12 319 (7.76%) CSS
13 311 (7.57%) TDD
14 279 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
15 278 (6.77%) DevOps
16 270 (6.57%) Analytics
17 268 (6.52%) Windows
18 263 (6.40%) Oracle
19 262 (6.38%) Migration
19 262 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
20 260 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
21 258 (6.28%) SAP
22 256 (6.23%) Banking
23 252 (6.13%) User Experience
24 242 (5.89%) Marketing
25 241 (5.87%) Test Automation
26 234 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
27 232 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
28 228 (5.55%) Git (software)
29 220 (5.35%) Business Analysis

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
1 122 (2.97%) WebSphere
2 100 (2.43%) Confluence
3 80 (1.95%) Apache Spark
4 72 (1.75%) CMS
5 50 (1.22%) SAS
6 41 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 29 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 26 (0.63%) Apache
9 26 (0.63%) Commerce Server
10 22 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 21 (0.51%) Apache Pig
12 17 (0.41%) JBoss
13 16 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (0.39%) Skype for Business
14 15 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 12 (0.29%) Apache Solr
15 12 (0.29%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 145 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 140 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
5 43 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.12%) InVision
11 4 (0.097%) Gliffy
11 4 (0.097%) SPSS
12 3 (0.073%) InDesign
13 2 (0.049%) UXPin
13 2 (0.049%) Windchill
14 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.024%) HipChat
14 1 (0.024%) Stata
Business Applications
1 102 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
2 55 (1.34%) Magento
3 48 (1.17%) SAP Retail
4 41 (1.00%) Oracle Retail
5 37 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
6 24 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
7 19 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
7 19 (0.46%) SAP SD
8 18 (0.44%) NetSuite
9 16 (0.39%) SAP FI
10 15 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
11 13 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
12 12 (0.29%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
13 11 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 10 (0.24%) SAP MM
15 9 (0.22%) SAP CAR
15 9 (0.22%) Summit
16 8 (0.19%) BusinessWare
16 8 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 260 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (2.34%) SaaS
4 85 (2.07%) Office 365
5 53 (1.29%) PaaS
6 44 (1.07%) IaaS
7 39 (0.95%) GitHub
8 32 (0.78%) Google Analytics
9 31 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 25 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
11 21 (0.51%) Serverless
12 20 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
14 13 (0.32%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
18 8 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 7 (0.17%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 68 (1.65%) Firewall
2 56 (1.36%) Internet
3 50 (1.22%) WAN
4 44 (1.07%) LAN
5 33 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 32 (0.78%) HTTP
7 26 (0.63%) DNS
7 26 (0.63%) SMS
8 24 (0.58%) DHCP
9 23 (0.56%) Skype
10 22 (0.54%) Network Security
11 21 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (0.46%) VPN
13 16 (0.39%) MPLS
14 15 (0.37%) DSL
15 13 (0.32%) SAN
16 12 (0.29%) VoIP
16 12 (0.29%) Wireless
17 10 (0.24%) OSPF
17 10 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 178 (4.33%) Big Data
3 156 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
4 113 (2.75%) Hadoop
5 87 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 82 (2.00%) MySQL
7 77 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 59 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 55 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 52 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 43 (1.05%) Power BI
12 41 (1.00%) Apache Hive
13 34 (0.83%) DB2
14 33 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 32 (0.78%) RDBMS
16 28 (0.68%) Oracle Database
17 27 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
18 25 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
18 25 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
19 24 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 228 (5.55%) Git (software)
2 212 (5.16%) JIRA
3 164 (3.99%) Jenkins
4 130 (3.16%) Selenium
5 81 (1.97%) Cucumber
6 71 (1.73%) TeamCity
7 57 (1.39%) Maven
8 49 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 45 (1.10%) Visual Studio
10 44 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
11 43 (1.05%) WebDriver
12 42 (1.02%) SpecFlow
13 36 (0.88%) JUnit
14 34 (0.83%) Jasmine
15 33 (0.80%) webpack
16 32 (0.78%) Eclipse
16 32 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
17 28 (0.68%) Appium
17 28 (0.68%) Axure RP
18 27 (0.66%) gulp
General
1 876 (21.32%) Finance
2 256 (6.23%) Banking
3 242 (5.89%) Marketing
4 174 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 101 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 61 (1.48%) Retail Banking
7 58 (1.41%) Legal
8 51 (1.24%) Games
9 46 (1.12%) Back Office
10 34 (0.83%) Billing
11 33 (0.80%) Advertising
12 31 (0.75%) German Language
13 29 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 26 (0.63%) Law
15 25 (0.61%) Automotive
16 20 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
16 20 (0.49%) Retail Finance
17 18 (0.44%) Electronics
18 15 (0.37%) Front Office
19 14 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 825 (20.08%) Analyst
2 737 (17.94%) Developer
3 539 (13.12%) Project Manager
4 439 (10.68%) Business Analyst
5 391 (9.52%) Architect
6 219 (5.33%) Consultant
7 179 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
8 120 (2.92%) IT Manager
9 110 (2.68%) Java Developer
10 109 (2.65%) Senior Developer
11 106 (2.58%) Designer
11 106 (2.58%) Retail Business Analyst
12 98 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
13 96 (2.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 87 (2.12%) IT Project Manager
15 84 (2.04%) .NET Developer
16 80 (1.95%) Test Analyst
17 70 (1.70%) JavaScript Developer
17 70 (1.70%) React Developer
18 69 (1.68%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (8.20%) HTML
2 319 (7.76%) CSS
3 207 (5.04%) .NET
4 160 (3.89%) React
5 157 (3.82%) AngularJS
6 143 (3.48%) Node.js
7 137 (3.33%) Web Services
8 135 (3.29%) HTML5
9 127 (3.09%) jQuery
10 121 (2.94%) CSS3
11 105 (2.56%) REST
12 93 (2.26%) ASP.NET
12 93 (2.26%) J2EE
12 93 (2.26%) Spring
13 81 (1.97%) XML
14 79 (1.92%) Sass
15 69 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 66 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
17 59 (1.44%) Redux
18 57 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 279 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 252 (6.13%) User Experience
3 117 (2.85%) EPoS
4 110 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 108 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
6 85 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 81 (1.97%) FMCG
8 66 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 65 (1.58%) Computer Science
10 62 (1.51%) NHS
11 60 (1.46%) Data Centre
12 48 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 46 (1.12%) Credit Risk
14 34 (0.83%) Blog
14 34 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 29 (0.71%) Data Structures
15 29 (0.71%) Public Cloud
16 28 (0.68%) Social Media
17 27 (0.66%) Fintech
18 26 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 268 (6.52%) Windows
2 118 (2.87%) Linux
3 99 (2.41%) Apple iOS
3 99 (2.41%) Unix
4 86 (2.09%) Android
5 68 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 45 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 44 (1.07%) Windows 10
8 26 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 18 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.39%) AIX
13 12 (0.29%) Nucleus RTOS
13 12 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.19%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.15%) CentOS
16 6 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,232 (29.98%) Agile Software Development
2 992 (24.14%) E-Commerce
3 464 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 457 (11.12%) Project Management
5 387 (9.42%) Scrum
6 311 (7.57%) TDD
7 278 (6.77%) DevOps
8 270 (6.57%) Analytics
9 262 (6.38%) Migration
9 262 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
10 241 (5.87%) Test Automation
11 234 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
12 220 (5.35%) Business Analysis
13 218 (5.31%) CRM
14 189 (4.60%) ERP
14 189 (4.60%) ITIL
15 185 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
16 179 (4.36%) PRINCE2
17 172 (4.19%) BDD
18 165 (4.02%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 486 (11.83%) Java
2 379 (9.22%) JavaScript
3 374 (9.10%) SQL
4 215 (5.23%) C#
5 196 (4.77%) Python
6 86 (2.09%) PHP
7 76 (1.85%) R
8 74 (1.80%) Scala
9 70 (1.70%) PowerShell
10 54 (1.31%) Java 8
11 49 (1.19%) ES6
12 47 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 39 (0.95%) C
14 29 (0.71%) Ruby
15 26 (0.63%) Apple Swift
15 26 (0.63%) C++
15 26 (0.63%) VBA
16 25 (0.61%) TypeScript
17 22 (0.54%) Bash Shell
18 21 (0.51%) Go
Qualifications
1 216 (5.26%) Degree
2 82 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 81 (1.97%) PMI Certification
4 70 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 67 (1.63%) PMP
6 44 (1.07%) ISEB
7 43 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 40 (0.97%) CISSP
9 28 (0.68%) MCP
10 26 (0.63%) CISA
11 22 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
12 21 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 21 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 20 (0.49%) CISM
14 19 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
15 18 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
16 14 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (4.96%) QA
2 149 (3.63%) GDPR
3 146 (3.55%) PMO
4 85 (2.07%) PCI DSS
5 73 (1.78%) SLA
6 53 (1.29%) Data Quality
7 26 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.41%) COBIT
9 10 (0.24%) IFRS
10 9 (0.22%) COSO
11 8 (0.19%) IFRS 9
12 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.12%) WCAG
14 4 (0.097%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.097%) PSD2
15 3 (0.073%) GCP
16 2 (0.049%) MiFID
16 2 (0.049%) PMBOK
17 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 127 (3.09%) Docker
2 106 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 47 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.61%) vSphere
5 21 (0.51%) vCloud
6 18 (0.44%) Apache Flume
7 16 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.27%) HDFS
9 10 (0.24%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.17%) XenApp
11 5 (0.12%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.097%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.073%) Varnish
14 2 (0.049%) etcd
14 2 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.024%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.024%) GPFS
15 1 (0.024%) Samba
15 1 (0.024%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 67 (1.63%) Ansible
2 65 (1.58%) Terraform
3 49 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (1.07%) Kubernetes
5 36 (0.88%) Puppet
6 33 (0.80%) SCCM
7 15 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.32%) Mesos
9 12 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.24%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 8 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.19%) Netcool
12 7 (0.17%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.17%) HP ALM
12 7 (0.17%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.15%) Kibana
13 6 (0.15%) SCOM
13 6 (0.15%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
14 5 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 388 (9.44%) Microsoft
2 263 (6.40%) Oracle
3 258 (6.28%) SAP
4 121 (2.94%) hybris
5 100 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
6 93 (2.26%) Adobe
7 92 (2.24%) IBM
8 89 (2.17%) Google
9 83 (2.02%) Cisco
10 79 (1.92%) VMware
11 48 (1.17%) Demandware
11 48 (1.17%) Tableau
12 44 (1.07%) Citrix
13 35 (0.85%) HP
14 29 (0.71%) ATG
15 28 (0.68%) JDA
15 28 (0.68%) NetApp
16 27 (0.66%) Sitecore
17 26 (0.63%) Cloudera
17 26 (0.63%) Remedy