Period
to 21 April 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 52 46
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,742 4,109 3,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.91% 4.06% 4.18%
As % of the General category 11.01% 10.80% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,472 2,764 2,518
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £216
90th Percentile £638 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +4.71% +1.19% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 75 23
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -23.75% +42.86%
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.25 £10.95
90th Percentile £21.10 £71.50 £139.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.39 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.24% -10.06% +14.29%

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 33,972 38,029 35,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.50% 37.60% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,325 24,753 22,985
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 857 872
UK median hourly rate £28.70 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +4.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.40 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.43 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.23 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +24.92% - -9.09%

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -4 3,637 £475 +5.56% 889
London -5 1,924 £500 +5.26% 348
UK excluding London -7 1,760 £445 +4.71% 577
South East -12 509 £475 +5.56% 143
North of England +17 432 £425 - 178
Midlands -3 371 £413 +6.11% 106
East of England -19 215 £475 +1.60% 56
North West +6 208 £450 +5.88% 106
Yorkshire +19 205 £425 - 59
West Midlands -19 195 £415 +6.75% 51
South West +17 182 £450 +10.77% 59
East Midlands +10 163 £400 +6.67% 55
Scotland +8 42 £438 +9.38% 28
North East +2 19 £375 +18.11% 13
Wales 0 11 £325 -33.33% 7
Northern Ireland +15 3 £388 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 1,259 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 796 (21.27%) E-Commerce
3 705 (18.84%) Finance
4 479 (12.80%) SQL
5 435 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 359 (9.59%) Java
7 344 (9.19%) JavaScript
8 343 (9.17%) Microsoft
9 321 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
10 320 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 319 (8.52%) Project Management
12 296 (7.91%) Scrum
13 289 (7.72%) DevOps
14 277 (7.40%) SAP
15 273 (7.30%) Analytics
16 270 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
17 263 (7.03%) Oracle
18 250 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
19 242 (6.47%) JIRA
20 238 (6.36%) Microservices
21 230 (6.15%) Python
22 229 (6.12%) Banking
23 211 (5.64%) User Experience
24 207 (5.53%) Marketing
24 207 (5.53%) .NET
25 203 (5.42%) HTML
25 203 (5.42%) Test Automation
25 203 (5.42%) Problem-Solving
26 194 (5.18%) C#
26 194 (5.18%) SQL Server

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
1 103 (2.75%) Confluence
2 80 (2.14%) WebSphere
3 70 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 66 (1.76%) CMS
5 58 (1.55%) SAS
6 37 (0.99%) SharePoint
7 35 (0.94%) Tomcat
8 26 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (0.61%) Apache
10 22 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 19 (0.51%) nginx
12 18 (0.48%) MS Exchange
13 12 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.27%) Marvel
15 10 (0.27%) Skype for Business
15 10 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.24%) JBoss
16 9 (0.24%) WordPress
17 8 (0.21%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 132 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (0.77%) InVision
5 24 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 23 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.16%) SPSS
10 5 (0.13%) InDesign
10 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.080%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.080%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.053%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.053%) FreeHand
13 2 (0.053%) Stata
Business Applications
1 71 (1.90%) Oracle Retail
2 61 (1.63%) SAP Retail
3 40 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
4 39 (1.04%) Magento
5 34 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
6 33 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
7 29 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
8 16 (0.43%) SAP CRM
9 15 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 13 (0.35%) NetSuite
10 13 (0.35%) Retail-J
10 13 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
11 11 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
11 11 (0.29%) SAP FI
12 9 (0.24%) Fredhopper
12 9 (0.24%) SAP AFS
12 9 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 7 (0.19%) SAP CO
13 7 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
13 7 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 321 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
2 320 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (2.35%) Office 365
4 74 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 72 (1.92%) Serverless
6 69 (1.84%) PaaS
7 53 (1.42%) SaaS
8 49 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
9 32 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
9 32 (0.86%) Google Analytics
10 27 (0.72%) GitHub
11 26 (0.69%) Amazon S3
11 26 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
12 24 (0.64%) IaaS
13 22 (0.59%) Azure Functions
14 21 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 21 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
15 19 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (0.45%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.30%) Firewall
2 67 (1.79%) DNS
3 64 (1.71%) WAN
4 53 (1.42%) LAN
5 34 (0.91%) VPN
6 33 (0.88%) Internet
7 31 (0.83%) Network Security
8 30 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (0.67%) TCP/IP
10 24 (0.64%) DHCP
11 23 (0.61%) Wireless
12 21 (0.56%) HTTP
13 16 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (0.40%) BGP
14 15 (0.40%) MPLS
14 15 (0.40%) SSL
15 14 (0.37%) OSPF
16 13 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (0.35%) WebEx
17 11 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 172 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 142 (3.79%) Big Data
4 94 (2.51%) Hadoop
5 88 (2.35%) Power BI
6 83 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 70 (1.87%) MySQL
8 69 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 68 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
10 60 (1.60%) Data Lake
11 56 (1.50%) Relational Database
12 54 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 53 (1.42%) MongoDB
14 44 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 38 (1.02%) DB2
15 38 (1.02%) Redis
16 36 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
17 32 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 28 (0.75%) Apache Hive
18 28 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 242 (6.47%) JIRA
2 188 (5.02%) Jenkins
3 155 (4.14%) Git (software)
4 99 (2.65%) Selenium
5 78 (2.08%) TeamCity
6 48 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 44 (1.18%) Cucumber
8 42 (1.12%) JUnit
9 34 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 32 (0.86%) Maven
10 32 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
10 32 (0.86%) webpack
11 26 (0.69%) SonarQube
12 25 (0.67%) gulp
13 24 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (0.64%) WebDriver
14 23 (0.61%) Jasmine
14 23 (0.61%) Visual Studio
15 22 (0.59%) Axure RP
15 22 (0.59%) SoapUI
General
1 705 (18.84%) Finance
2 229 (6.12%) Banking
3 207 (5.53%) Marketing
4 123 (3.29%) Manufacturing
5 121 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 57 (1.52%) Legal
7 45 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 42 (1.12%) Games
9 32 (0.86%) Automotive
10 29 (0.77%) Back Office
11 26 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 24 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.51%) Advertising
14 18 (0.48%) Electronics
15 15 (0.40%) Billing
15 15 (0.40%) Retail Finance
16 14 (0.37%) Law
17 13 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.29%) German Language
19 10 (0.27%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 765 (20.44%) Analyst
2 630 (16.84%) Developer
3 447 (11.95%) Architect
4 433 (11.57%) Project Manager
5 394 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 206 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
7 173 (4.62%) Consultant
8 132 (3.53%) Designer
9 114 (3.05%) Test Analyst
10 110 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
11 92 (2.46%) .NET Developer
12 84 (2.24%) Retail Business Analyst
13 75 (2.00%) IT Manager
13 75 (2.00%) Java Developer
14 69 (1.84%) React Developer
14 69 (1.84%) UX Designer
15 68 (1.82%) Data Engineer
16 66 (1.76%) Data Analyst
17 64 (1.71%) E-Commerce Analyst
17 64 (1.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (5.53%) .NET
2 203 (5.42%) HTML
3 190 (5.08%) CSS
4 171 (4.57%) React
5 168 (4.49%) Web Services
6 150 (4.01%) Node.js
7 127 (3.39%) AngularJS
8 102 (2.73%) REST
9 92 (2.46%) Spring
10 75 (2.00%) RESTful
11 71 (1.90%) ASP.NET
11 71 (1.90%) HTML5
11 71 (1.90%) XML
12 69 (1.84%) Kafka
13 58 (1.55%) CSS3
14 54 (1.44%) JSON
15 50 (1.34%) J2EE
16 46 (1.23%) Redux
16 46 (1.23%) Spring Boot
17 45 (1.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 250 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 211 (5.64%) User Experience
3 103 (2.75%) NHS
4 102 (2.73%) FMCG
5 87 (2.32%) Mobile App
6 77 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
7 76 (2.03%) EPoS
8 67 (1.79%) Data Centre
9 59 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 54 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
11 33 (0.88%) Algorithms
12 31 (0.83%) Fintech
13 22 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 22 (0.59%) Robotics
14 21 (0.56%) Credit Risk
15 20 (0.53%) Mainframe
16 19 (0.51%) Taxonomies
17 17 (0.45%) Hedge funds
18 16 (0.43%) Public Cloud
19 15 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 194 (5.18%) Windows
2 119 (3.18%) Linux
3 70 (1.87%) Android
3 70 (1.87%) Unix
4 69 (1.84%) Windows 10
5 60 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 56 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 30 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 19 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.21%) VMS
13 7 (0.19%) AIX
14 6 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.11%) Solaris
15 4 (0.11%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,259 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 796 (21.27%) E-Commerce
3 435 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 319 (8.52%) Project Management
5 296 (7.91%) Scrum
6 289 (7.72%) DevOps
7 273 (7.30%) Analytics
8 270 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
9 238 (6.36%) Microservices
10 203 (5.42%) Problem-Solving
10 203 (5.42%) Test Automation
11 193 (5.16%) Migration
12 187 (5.00%) TDD
13 175 (4.68%) Waterfall
14 157 (4.20%) CRM
15 155 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
15 155 (4.14%) ERP
16 148 (3.96%) ITIL
17 145 (3.87%) Business Analysis
18 144 (3.85%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 479 (12.80%) SQL
2 359 (9.59%) Java
3 344 (9.19%) JavaScript
4 230 (6.15%) Python
5 194 (5.18%) C#
6 82 (2.19%) PowerShell
7 69 (1.84%) T-SQL
8 66 (1.76%) PHP
9 57 (1.52%) R
10 46 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 44 (1.18%) Java 8
12 40 (1.07%) ES6
13 39 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 35 (0.94%) Scala
15 33 (0.88%) C
15 33 (0.88%) Ruby
16 28 (0.75%) VBA
17 24 (0.64%) C++
18 23 (0.61%) VB.NET
19 22 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 163 (4.36%) Degree
2 51 (1.36%) ISEB
3 47 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 46 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 46 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 33 (0.88%) CISSP
6 28 (0.75%) PMI Certification
7 26 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (0.69%) PMP
8 23 (0.61%) CISM
9 20 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.48%) PhD
11 16 (0.43%) Master's Degree
12 15 (0.40%) CISA
13 14 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
14 12 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.29%) CCNP
16 9 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (2.78%) QA
2 91 (2.43%) PMO
3 65 (1.74%) GDPR
4 43 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 40 (1.07%) SLA
6 34 (0.91%) Data Quality
7 33 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.45%) PSD2
9 14 (0.37%) IFRS
10 12 (0.32%) IFRS 9
11 10 (0.27%) COBIT
12 8 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.21%) SEPA
13 3 (0.080%) COSO
13 3 (0.080%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.080%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.080%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.053%) Basel II
14 2 (0.053%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 152 (4.06%) Docker
2 129 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 36 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (0.51%) vSphere
6 18 (0.48%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.24%) Squid
9 8 (0.21%) Varnish
10 7 (0.19%) NDS
11 6 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.13%) XenApp
13 4 (0.11%) Firmware
13 4 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.080%) HDFS
14 3 (0.080%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.053%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.053%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 114 (3.05%) Kubernetes
2 98 (2.62%) Terraform
3 97 (2.59%) Ansible
4 61 (1.63%) Puppet
5 57 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (0.83%) SCCM
7 17 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.40%) Marathon
8 15 (0.40%) Mesos
9 12 (0.32%) logstash
10 9 (0.24%) MOM
10 9 (0.24%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
11 8 (0.21%) Kibana
11 8 (0.21%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 6 (0.16%) FreeIPA
13 6 (0.16%) Grafana
13 6 (0.16%) Prometheus
14 5 (0.13%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 343 (9.17%) Microsoft
2 277 (7.40%) SAP
3 263 (7.03%) Oracle
4 110 (2.94%) Google
5 103 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
6 100 (2.67%) hybris
7 85 (2.27%) IBM
8 78 (2.08%) Adobe
9 69 (1.84%) VMware
10 65 (1.74%) Cisco
11 46 (1.23%) Tableau
12 28 (0.75%) Citrix
12 28 (0.75%) F5
13 27 (0.72%) JDA
13 27 (0.72%) Talend
14 26 (0.69%) Palo Alto
15 24 (0.64%) MuleSoft
16 20 (0.53%) Informatica
16 20 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
16 20 (0.53%) Splunk