Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 59 54
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 1,955 3,782 4,010
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.10% 3.91% 3.95%
As % of the General category 8.32% 9.82% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,225 2,586 2,795
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £204 £305 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -10.11% +4.71% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 36 74
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -4.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £26.25 £21.91 £71.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year -1.69% +1.72% -27.50%

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 23,498 38,499 42,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.25% 39.81% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,765 25,295 27,568
Median daily rate £480 £482 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.41% +1.47% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £280
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +0.57% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 849 1,035 1,113
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% - +3.82%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.85 £11.61
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.49 £48.14
Median hourly rate £21.41 £20.93 £21.50
% change year-on-year +2.31% -2.66% +7.50%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -11 1,870 £450 -5.26% 851
UK excluding London 0 1,112 £400 -10.11% 623
London -18 808 £500 - 264
North of England -4 286 £400 -5.88% 192
South East +1 267 £420 -11.58% 130
Midlands 0 200 £400 - 127
East of England +13 190 £450 -5.26% 76
Yorkshire +28 184 £400 -5.88% 65
East Midlands +2 123 £375 -6.25% 65
South West -9 109 £400 -9.09% 63
North West -36 93 £400 -11.11% 111
West Midlands -18 76 £400 -3.03% 62
Scotland +14 52 £350 -22.22% 23
Work from Home -2 39 £540 +5.37% 66
North East +9 9 £140 -62.67% 16
Wales +24 7 £450 +12.50% 9
Northern Ireland +11 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 483 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (19.95%) E-Commerce
3 304 (15.55%) Finance
4 233 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 222 (11.36%) SQL
6 198 (10.13%) Azure
7 192 (9.82%) Windows
8 178 (9.10%) AWS
9 176 (9.00%) Microsoft
10 159 (8.13%) JavaScript
11 152 (7.77%) Project Management
12 146 (7.47%) Banking
13 134 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
14 132 (6.75%) SQL Server
15 126 (6.45%) Java
16 121 (6.19%) Oracle
17 118 (6.04%) Telecoms
18 114 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
19 113 (5.78%) Scrum
20 112 (5.73%) .NET
21 111 (5.68%) Analytics
22 108 (5.52%) DevOps
22 108 (5.52%) SAP
23 106 (5.42%) User Experience
24 105 (5.37%) C#
25 104 (5.32%) Migration
26 102 (5.22%) JIRA
27 101 (5.17%) HTML
27 101 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
28 95 (4.86%) Marketing

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 53 (2.71%) Confluence
2 36 (1.84%) CMS
3 33 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 21 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 18 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 17 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 15 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (0.77%) SAS
8 14 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.66%) Apache
10 9 (0.46%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.41%) Drupal
12 6 (0.31%) IIS
12 6 (0.31%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
14 3 (0.15%) Headless CMS
14 3 (0.15%) JBoss
14 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
15 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 55 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.18%) Sketch
4 22 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.97%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
7 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (0.46%) Adobe Premiere
9 8 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.36%) InDesign
11 6 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.31%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.31%) InVision
11 6 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.26%) CINEMA 4D
13 4 (0.20%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.20%) UserZoom
14 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 34 (1.74%) Oracle Retail
2 18 (0.92%) Magento
2 18 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
3 15 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.61%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.46%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.36%) Shopify
7 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.31%) SAP Retail
8 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.20%) SAP MDG
9 4 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 3 (0.15%) Aligne
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 198 (10.13%) Azure
2 178 (9.10%) AWS
3 79 (4.04%) Office 365
4 66 (3.38%) Power Platform
5 46 (2.35%) SaaS
6 42 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
7 31 (1.59%) GCP
8 27 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
9 21 (1.07%) PaaS
10 17 (0.87%) Serverless
11 14 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
12 13 (0.66%) GitHub
12 13 (0.66%) Google Analytics
13 11 (0.56%) IaaS
14 10 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
14 10 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.10%) LAN
2 34 (1.74%) DNS
3 32 (1.64%) Firewall
4 28 (1.43%) WAN
5 18 (0.92%) ATM
6 17 (0.87%) Internet
7 14 (0.72%) VPN
8 9 (0.46%) MPLS
8 9 (0.46%) Skype
8 9 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (0.46%) Wireless
9 8 (0.41%) Network Security
10 6 (0.31%) DHCP
10 6 (0.31%) FTP
10 6 (0.31%) HTTP
10 6 (0.31%) IP Telephony
10 6 (0.31%) SAN
11 5 (0.26%) VoIP
12 4 (0.20%) SSH
12 4 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (3.68%) Big Data
4 65 (3.32%) Power BI
5 42 (2.15%) Hadoop
6 37 (1.89%) Data Lake
6 37 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (1.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.13%) MongoDB
11 21 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
12 20 (1.02%) Relational Database
13 15 (0.77%) MySQL
14 14 (0.72%) Data Mining
15 13 (0.66%) BigQuery
15 13 (0.66%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (0.51%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 102 (5.22%) JIRA
2 67 (3.43%) Git (software)
3 55 (2.81%) Jenkins
4 43 (2.20%) Cucumber
5 35 (1.79%) Selenium
6 32 (1.64%) Maven
7 19 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (0.82%) JUnit
9 12 (0.61%) Axure RP
9 12 (0.61%) Visual Studio
10 10 (0.51%) GitLab
11 9 (0.46%) Burp Suite
11 9 (0.46%) Mockito
11 9 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.46%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.46%) webpack
11 9 (0.46%) Zephyr
12 8 (0.41%) Gradle
13 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 304 (15.55%) Finance
2 146 (7.47%) Banking
3 118 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 95 (4.86%) Marketing
5 80 (4.09%) Manufacturing
6 56 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 51 (2.61%) Public Sector
8 47 (2.40%) Corporate Banking
8 47 (2.40%) Retail Banking
9 26 (1.33%) Law
9 26 (1.33%) Legal
10 19 (0.97%) Automotive
11 13 (0.66%) Games
12 11 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.46%) Advertising
13 9 (0.46%) German Language
13 9 (0.46%) Retail Finance
14 8 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.36%) French Language
15 7 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 343 (17.54%) Developer
2 295 (15.09%) Analyst
3 199 (10.18%) Project Manager
4 190 (9.72%) Architect
5 122 (6.24%) Business Analyst
6 102 (5.22%) Consultant
7 83 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
8 55 (2.81%) .NET Developer
9 52 (2.66%) Designer
10 43 (2.20%) Java Developer
11 39 (1.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 39 (1.99%) IT Manager
11 39 (1.99%) React Developer
11 39 (1.99%) Service Analyst
12 38 (1.94%) C# Developer
13 36 (1.84%) IT Engineer
14 35 (1.79%) Data Analyst
15 34 (1.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 33 (1.69%) Service Desk Analyst
17 32 (1.64%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (5.73%) .NET
2 101 (5.17%) HTML
3 90 (4.60%) CSS
4 75 (3.84%) React
5 73 (3.73%) REST
6 65 (3.32%) Web Services
7 63 (3.22%) AngularJS
8 60 (3.07%) Node.js
9 49 (2.51%) Spring
10 45 (2.30%) HTML5
11 36 (1.84%) jQuery
12 33 (1.69%) ASP.NET
12 33 (1.69%) CSS3
13 32 (1.64%) Redux
13 32 (1.64%) RESTful
14 25 (1.28%) XML
15 23 (1.18%) SOAP
16 22 (1.13%) JSON
17 21 (1.07%) .NET Framework
17 21 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 114 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.42%) User Experience
3 86 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 75 (3.84%) EPoS
5 56 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 41 (2.10%) FMCG
8 39 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 33 (1.69%) Driving Licence
10 32 (1.64%) NHS
11 30 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
12 21 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.66%) Fat Client
13 13 (0.66%) Thin Client
14 12 (0.61%) Public Cloud
15 10 (0.51%) Social Media
16 9 (0.46%) iPad
16 9 (0.46%) Video Editing
17 8 (0.41%) Hedge funds
18 7 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 192 (9.82%) Windows
2 93 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 62 (3.17%) Linux
4 49 (2.51%) Windows 7
5 36 (1.84%) Android
6 32 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 28 (1.43%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (0.87%) Unix
10 16 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.31%) AIX
13 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.26%) Solaris
14 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (19.95%) E-Commerce
3 233 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 152 (7.77%) Project Management
5 134 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
6 113 (5.78%) Scrum
7 111 (5.68%) Analytics
8 108 (5.52%) DevOps
9 104 (5.32%) Migration
10 101 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (4.65%) CRM
12 90 (4.60%) ERP
13 84 (4.30%) TDD
14 82 (4.19%) Microservices
15 79 (4.04%) Project Delivery
15 79 (4.04%) Waterfall
16 66 (3.38%) ITIL
17 62 (3.17%) Information Security
18 61 (3.12%) Test Automation
19 59 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 222 (11.36%) SQL
2 159 (8.13%) JavaScript
3 126 (6.45%) Java
4 105 (5.37%) C#
5 81 (4.14%) Python
6 41 (2.10%) PowerShell
7 34 (1.74%) TypeScript
8 33 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 31 (1.59%) PHP
10 15 (0.77%) C
10 15 (0.77%) Java 8
11 14 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 12 (0.61%) ES6
12 12 (0.61%) Scala
13 11 (0.56%) R
14 10 (0.51%) Ruby
14 10 (0.51%) VBA
15 8 (0.41%) Apple Swift
15 8 (0.41%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 74 (3.79%) Security Cleared
2 73 (3.73%) Degree
3 69 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.48%) CISSP
5 20 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (0.82%) CISM
7 15 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
8 13 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (0.66%) PMP
8 13 (0.66%) SANS
9 12 (0.61%) GIAC
10 10 (0.51%) CLAS
10 10 (0.51%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.46%) Postgraduate
12 8 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.41%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.36%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.31%) ISEB
15 5 (0.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.86%) QA
2 44 (2.25%) PMO
3 33 (1.69%) GDPR
4 26 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.23%) PCI DSS
6 22 (1.13%) SLA
7 11 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (0.56%) NIST
8 10 (0.51%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.15%) SEPA
11 1 (0.051%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.051%) Basel III
11 1 (0.051%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.051%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.051%) P3O
11 1 (0.051%) PSD2
11 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 76 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 68 (3.48%) Docker
3 16 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.31%) Postfix
6 5 (0.26%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.15%) vSphere
9 2 (0.10%) HDFS
9 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.051%) iptables
10 1 (0.051%) KVM
10 1 (0.051%) NDS
10 1 (0.051%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.051%) RHEV
10 1 (0.051%) vCloud
10 1 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.051%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 44 (2.25%) SCCM
3 39 (1.99%) Terraform
4 25 (1.28%) Ansible
5 15 (0.77%) Puppet
6 13 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (0.56%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.46%) Nessus
10 7 (0.36%) HP ALM
10 7 (0.36%) OpenView
11 6 (0.31%) OVSD
12 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.26%) vRealize
13 4 (0.20%) SCOM
14 3 (0.15%) Istio
14 3 (0.15%) MOM
14 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 2 (0.10%) Clonezilla
Vendors
1 176 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 121 (6.19%) Oracle
3 108 (5.52%) SAP
4 67 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
5 59 (3.02%) HP
6 56 (2.86%) VMware
7 54 (2.76%) Adobe
8 51 (2.61%) Google
9 44 (2.25%) Dell
10 33 (1.69%) McAfee
11 29 (1.48%) Cisco
12 24 (1.23%) IBM
12 24 (1.23%) Tableau
13 20 (1.02%) Databricks
14 19 (0.97%) Demandware
15 16 (0.82%) hybris
16 12 (0.61%) Citrix
16 12 (0.61%) ServiceNow
16 12 (0.61%) Workday
17 11 (0.56%) Red Hat