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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 37 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Retail 2189 2528 2664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.67% 4.69% 4.74%
As % of the General category 11.93% 12.74% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1445 1651 1745
Median daily rate £438 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 28
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -38.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £54.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -23.80% +27.27%  

Retail is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18347 19840 22215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.14% 36.79% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12018 13224 14235
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 471 538
Median hourly rate £26.20 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £11.00 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.35 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Retail as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 2058 £450 - 768
London -8 1112 £475 - 364
South East -7 235 £414 -1.78% 82
City of London +5 168 £494 +3.94% 47
East of England -3 145 £450 - 56
East Midlands 0 123 £375 -9.63% 49
North West 0 115 £425 - 74
West Midlands +12 108 £388 -13.88% 54
South West +33 99 £350 +7.69% 31
Scotland -2 95 £350 -17.25% 30
Yorkshire -7 86 £425 +4.93% 50
Berkshire +12 80 £363 -23.68% 21
Edinburgh -8 77 £356 -16.48% 27
West Yorkshire -5 74 £425 +4.93% 29
Manchester -8 66 £400 -5.88% 50
Hertfordshire -4 64 £448 -0.55% 20
Bedfordshire -1 56 £480 -4.00% 21
Birmingham +23 51 £375 -11.76% 15
Buckinghamshire -26 49 £360 -10.00% 10
Hampshire +10 47 £450 +11.11% 31
Leicestershire +10 46 £315 +5.00% 17
Milton Keynes -20 44 £351 -12.25% 6
Leeds -10 37 £450 +12.50% 17
Gloucestershire +32 28 £350 +16.66% 3
Bristol +5 25 £325 -3.70% 9
Wiltshire +26 24 £400 +3.22% 10
Surrey -5 24 £350 -12.50% 9
Swindon +28 22 £425 +41.66% 10
Welwyn Garden City +2 22 £475 +0.26% 1
Luton -3 22 £480 -6.34% 12

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Retail.

1 1116 (26.79%) Finance
2 1067 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
3 885 (21.25%) Banking
4 665 (15.97%) E-Commerce
5 597 (14.33%) Retail Banking
6 559 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 515 (12.36%) SQL
8 430 (10.32%) Java
9 416 (9.99%) Oracle
10 399 (9.58%) Project Management
11 381 (9.15%) SAP
12 371 (8.91%) Microsoft
13 336 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
14 321 (7.71%) JavaScript
15 318 (7.64%) Scrum
16 280 (6.72%) HTML
17 274 (6.58%) JIRA
18 256 (6.15%) CSS
19 253 (6.07%) Migration
20 247 (5.93%) TDD
21 242 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
22 236 (5.67%) Business Analysis
23 227 (5.45%) Windows
24 226 (5.43%) User Experience
25 224 (5.38%) SQL Server
26 221 (5.31%) Marketing
27 210 (5.04%) Analytics
28 196 (4.71%) Degree
29 193 (4.63%) CRM
30 184 (4.42%) .NET

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
1 106 (2.55%) WebSphere
2 97 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 93 (2.23%) CMS
4 91 (2.18%) SAS
5 68 (1.63%) Confluence
6 47 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 42 (1.01%) Apache
8 41 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 38 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 33 (0.79%) Apache Spark
10 33 (0.79%) JBoss
11 30 (0.72%) Skype for Business
12 27 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 23 (0.55%) OpenStack
14 22 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 16 (0.38%) Drupal
16 15 (0.36%) IIS
17 14 (0.34%) MS Exchange
17 14 (0.34%) Mule
18 12 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 169 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 75 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 53 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 47 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 20 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.17%) InDesign
11 3 (0.072%) EngageOne
11 3 (0.072%) InVision
11 3 (0.072%) SPSS
12 2 (0.048%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.048%) ImageReady
12 2 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.024%) Stata
Business Applications
1 105 (2.52%) SAP Retail
2 73 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
3 61 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
4 51 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 46 (1.10%) Magento
6 40 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
7 35 (0.84%) SAP FI
8 31 (0.74%) SAP CO
8 31 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
9 27 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
9 27 (0.65%) SAP SD
10 25 (0.60%) SAP MM
11 23 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
12 20 (0.48%) SAP ERP
12 20 (0.48%) Temenos T24
12 20 (0.48%) Unica
13 16 (0.38%) SAP FSCM
14 14 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
14 14 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
14 14 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 149 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (1.85%) Office 365
4 45 (1.08%) GitHub
5 42 (1.01%) SaaS
6 31 (0.74%) PaaS
7 24 (0.58%) IaaS
7 24 (0.58%) Yammer
8 19 (0.46%) Google Analytics
9 17 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (0.36%) OpenShift
11 14 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
14 7 (0.17%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.14%) AdWords
15 6 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.14%) Silverpop
15 6 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.42%) Firewall
2 55 (1.32%) Internet
3 48 (1.15%) LAN
4 46 (1.10%) WAN
5 39 (0.94%) DNS
6 38 (0.91%) VPN
7 31 (0.74%) Wireless
8 28 (0.67%) TCP/IP
9 26 (0.62%) Network Security
10 24 (0.58%) Intranet
11 23 (0.55%) HTTP
12 20 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (0.46%) MPLS
14 18 (0.43%) BGP
14 18 (0.43%) OSPF
15 16 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
16 15 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (0.36%) DHCP
16 15 (0.36%) SAN
16 15 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 135 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
3 87 (2.09%) Big Data
4 84 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 81 (1.94%) MySQL
7 80 (1.92%) Hadoop
8 65 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 60 (1.44%) Relational Database
10 57 (1.37%) NoSQL
11 48 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
12 45 (1.08%) DB2
12 45 (1.08%) MongoDB
13 44 (1.06%) Oracle Database
14 38 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
15 34 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
16 33 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
17 23 (0.55%) Apache Hive
17 23 (0.55%) Endeca
18 22 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 274 (6.58%) JIRA
2 174 (4.18%) Jenkins
3 173 (4.15%) Git (software)
4 144 (3.46%) Selenium
5 63 (1.51%) Cucumber
6 42 (1.01%) Maven
6 42 (1.01%) TeamCity
7 40 (0.96%) WebDriver
8 36 (0.86%) JIRA Agile
9 34 (0.82%) Subversion
10 31 (0.74%) JUnit
11 28 (0.67%) Gradle
12 27 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (0.62%) Axure RP
14 24 (0.58%) Mocha
14 24 (0.58%) NUnit
15 22 (0.53%) MSTest
16 20 (0.48%) Ant
16 20 (0.48%) Jasmine
17 19 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1116 (26.79%) Finance
2 885 (21.25%) Banking
3 597 (14.33%) Retail Banking
4 221 (5.31%) Marketing
5 135 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 97 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 79 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 78 (1.87%) Legal
9 68 (1.63%) Back Office
10 57 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 56 (1.34%) Advertising
12 38 (0.91%) Games
13 34 (0.82%) Billing
14 33 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
15 30 (0.72%) Private Banking
16 24 (0.58%) General Ledger
17 23 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 22 (0.53%) Automotive
19 20 (0.48%) Law
20 19 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 929 (22.30%) Analyst
2 705 (16.93%) Developer
3 488 (11.72%) Project Manager
4 455 (10.92%) Business Analyst
5 419 (10.06%) Architect
6 339 (8.14%) Consultant
7 201 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
8 138 (3.31%) Test Analyst
9 122 (2.93%) Retail Business Analyst
10 105 (2.52%) SAP Consultant
11 104 (2.50%) Designer
12 99 (2.38%) Java Developer
13 96 (2.30%) IT Manager
14 93 (2.23%) Banking Analyst
15 86 (2.06%) Programme Manager
16 77 (1.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 72 (1.73%) Senior Developer
18 70 (1.68%) Senior Analyst
18 70 (1.68%) Test Manager
19 67 (1.61%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (6.72%) HTML
2 256 (6.15%) CSS
3 184 (4.42%) .NET
4 173 (4.15%) Web Services
5 147 (3.53%) AngularJS
6 134 (3.22%) HTML5
7 131 (3.15%) Node.js
8 116 (2.79%) CSS3
9 106 (2.55%) XML
10 102 (2.45%) React
11 99 (2.38%) RESTful
12 96 (2.30%) jQuery
13 91 (2.18%) ASP.NET
14 82 (1.97%) Spring
15 77 (1.85%) REST
16 75 (1.80%) JSON
17 74 (1.78%) J2EE
18 71 (1.70%) SOAP
19 56 (1.34%) Sass
20 44 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 336 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 226 (5.43%) User Experience
3 131 (3.15%) EPoS
4 103 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 95 (2.28%) Mobile App
6 94 (2.26%) FMCG
7 74 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
8 60 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 57 (1.37%) Data Centre
10 51 (1.22%) Credit Risk
11 46 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
12 45 (1.08%) Social Media
13 32 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (0.67%) iPad
15 26 (0.62%) Virtual Team
16 24 (0.58%) Client/Server
16 24 (0.58%) Online Banking
17 21 (0.50%) Algorithms
18 19 (0.46%) Data Structures
19 18 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 227 (5.45%) Windows
2 154 (3.70%) Linux
3 140 (3.36%) Unix
4 68 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 64 (1.54%) Android
6 46 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 35 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (0.72%) Windows 7
9 25 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (0.46%) AIX
10 19 (0.46%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 12 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.17%) Solaris
16 6 (0.14%) SUSE
17 4 (0.096%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1067 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
2 665 (15.97%) E-Commerce
3 559 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 399 (9.58%) Project Management
5 318 (7.64%) Scrum
6 253 (6.07%) Migration
7 247 (5.93%) TDD
8 242 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
9 236 (5.67%) Business Analysis
10 210 (5.04%) Analytics
11 193 (4.63%) CRM
12 184 (4.42%) Test Automation
13 181 (4.35%) ERP
14 178 (4.27%) DevOps
15 171 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
16 170 (4.08%) Waterfall
17 166 (3.99%) ITIL
18 165 (3.96%) BDD
19 159 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
20 148 (3.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 515 (12.36%) SQL
2 430 (10.32%) Java
3 321 (7.71%) JavaScript
4 170 (4.08%) C#
5 88 (2.11%) Python
6 52 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 46 (1.10%) PHP
8 45 (1.08%) Ruby
9 37 (0.89%) PL/SQL
9 37 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 34 (0.82%) Apple Swift
11 31 (0.74%) Scala
12 28 (0.67%) Perl
13 27 (0.65%) C++
14 26 (0.62%) R
14 26 (0.62%) VBA
15 25 (0.60%) C
15 25 (0.60%) Objective-C
16 23 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 23 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 196 (4.71%) Degree
2 90 (2.16%) ISEB
3 46 (1.10%) PMI Certification
4 42 (1.01%) PMP
5 41 (0.98%) ISTQB
6 34 (0.82%) CISSP
6 34 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 26 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.48%) CISM
10 15 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 14 (0.34%) Master's Degree
11 14 (0.34%) Security Cleared
12 13 (0.31%) CCNP
12 13 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
13 12 (0.29%) CISA
13 12 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.26%) APMP
14 11 (0.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (3.48%) QA
2 101 (2.42%) PMO
3 44 (1.06%) SLA
4 43 (1.03%) GDPR
5 37 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 37 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 24 (0.58%) IFRS
7 23 (0.55%) IFRS 9
8 22 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.31%) COBIT
10 11 (0.26%) MiFID
11 10 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.19%) Basel II
12 8 (0.19%) P3O
13 6 (0.14%) FATCA
13 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.14%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.096%) Basel III
15 4 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 99 (2.38%) Docker
2 88 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.17%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.12%) HDFS
9 4 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.072%) XenApp
11 2 (0.048%) KVM
11 2 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.048%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.048%) RACF
11 2 (0.048%) vCloud
11 2 (0.048%) vSphere
12 1 (0.024%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.024%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 80 (1.92%) Ansible
2 67 (1.61%) Puppet
3 59 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (0.84%) SCCM
5 17 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (0.38%) Terraform
7 13 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
8 6 (0.14%) Mesos
8 6 (0.14%) Oozie
8 6 (0.14%) TeamSite
9 5 (0.12%) OpenAM
9 5 (0.12%) OpenIDM
10 4 (0.096%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.072%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.072%) Aspera SmartTrack
11 3 (0.072%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.072%) Marathon
11 3 (0.072%) Salt
11 3 (0.072%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.072%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 416 (9.99%) Oracle
2 381 (9.15%) SAP
3 371 (8.91%) Microsoft
4 162 (3.89%) IBM
5 91 (2.18%) Adobe
6 84 (2.02%) hybris
7 76 (1.82%) Cisco
8 66 (1.58%) ATG
9 65 (1.56%) Google
10 55 (1.32%) VMware
11 54 (1.30%) HP
12 48 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 38 (0.91%) Splunk
14 34 (0.82%) Tableau
15 33 (0.79%) Citrix
16 32 (0.77%) Teradata
17 27 (0.65%) Remedy
18 22 (0.53%) Red Hat
19 20 (0.48%) Apple
19 20 (0.48%) Infor
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £440 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
AMS contingency
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day + 6 months
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Social Superstore
Rate: From £250 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago