Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 49 47
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 4,091 4,131 4,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.00% 4.16% 4.37%
As % of the General category 10.86% 10.41% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,712 2,805 2,988
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £285 £248 £260
90th Percentile £600 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £413
% change year-on-year +5.59% -2.42% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 50 36
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £16.75 £14.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.40% +13.75% -13.38%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.48 £10.00
90th Percentile £23.40 £30.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -19.40% +24.07% -15.63%

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 37,673 39,690 38,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.81% 39.95% 36.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,600 26,305 25,709
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 882 869 977
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £26.40 £23.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +11.49% -2.27%
10th Percentile £12.32 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.05 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +12.00% -3.85%

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 20 October 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 20 October 2018.

Contractor 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 20 October 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 3,972 £450 - 1,470
London +2 2,153 £481 +2.39% 554
UK excluding London -11 1,890 £425 +5.59% 966
South East -12 516 £450 +6.82% 194
North of England -17 464 £413 -2.94% 280
Midlands -7 447 £400 +6.67% 220
East of England -6 268 £438 +2.94% 107
Yorkshire +12 251 £424 +5.88% 92
East Midlands +8 240 £425 +13.33% 91
West Midlands -19 205 £390 +4.00% 128
North West -33 201 £400 -5.88% 174
South West -16 118 £433 +8.13% 116
Scotland +10 65 £413 +26.92% 29
North East +7 12 £365 +0.69% 14
Northern Ireland +44 9 - - 3
Wales -19 9 £400 -17.95% 18
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1,321 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 893 (21.83%) E-Commerce
3 755 (18.46%) Finance
4 533 (13.03%) JavaScript
5 521 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 493 (12.05%) Java
7 467 (11.42%) SQL
8 403 (9.85%) Scrum
9 396 (9.68%) HTML
10 374 (9.14%) Microsoft
11 372 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
12 371 (9.07%) CSS
13 345 (8.43%) Project Management
14 336 (8.21%) Oracle
15 309 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
16 288 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
17 285 (6.97%) SQL Server
18 284 (6.94%) TDD
19 271 (6.62%) SAP
20 265 (6.48%) Windows
20 265 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
21 260 (6.36%) Git (software)
22 259 (6.33%) Python
23 233 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
24 230 (5.62%) User Experience
25 226 (5.52%) Node.js
26 225 (5.50%) Waterfall
27 222 (5.43%) Test Automation
28 221 (5.40%) Migration
29 220 (5.38%) C#

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 90 (2.20%) WebSphere
2 66 (1.61%) CMS
3 60 (1.47%) Confluence
4 52 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 51 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 48 (1.17%) Apache Spark
7 47 (1.15%) SAS
8 37 (0.90%) Apache
9 34 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 31 (0.76%) WordPress
11 29 (0.71%) Mule
12 27 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 24 (0.59%) MS Exchange
14 21 (0.51%) Anypoint
15 19 (0.46%) Commerce Server
15 19 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 17 (0.42%) JBoss
17 15 (0.37%) NServiceBus
17 15 (0.37%) Skype for Business
18 13 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 113 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 45 (1.10%) Photoshop
5 43 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 31 (0.76%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.34%) InVision
8 11 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.24%) SPSS
10 8 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.098%) CINEMA 4D
13 4 (0.098%) Windchill
14 2 (0.049%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.049%) ImageReady
15 1 (0.024%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 81 (1.98%) Oracle Retail
2 43 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
3 37 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (0.83%) Magento
5 24 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
5 24 (0.59%) SAP Retail
6 23 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
7 21 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
8 16 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
9 15 (0.37%) SAP SD
10 14 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
11 11 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (0.27%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.27%) SAP SCM
12 9 (0.22%) SAP FI
13 8 (0.20%) NetSuite
13 8 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
14 7 (0.17%) SAP MM
14 7 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 7 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 372 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 233 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (2.71%) Office 365
4 92 (2.25%) Serverless
5 81 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
5 81 (1.98%) SaaS
6 48 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
7 47 (1.15%) PaaS
8 42 (1.03%) IaaS
9 35 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 29 (0.71%) npm
11 28 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 27 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
13 26 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
14 24 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 24 (0.59%) GitHub
15 22 (0.54%) Azure Functions
16 17 (0.42%) Google Analytics
17 15 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
18 13 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.20%) Firewall
2 72 (1.76%) WAN
3 54 (1.32%) LAN
4 45 (1.10%) Internet
5 44 (1.08%) DNS
6 41 (1.00%) HTTP
6 41 (1.00%) VPN
7 37 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
8 33 (0.81%) Wireless
9 32 (0.78%) VoIP
10 29 (0.71%) TCP/IP
11 23 (0.56%) DHCP
12 17 (0.42%) Network Security
12 17 (0.42%) Skype
13 16 (0.39%) MPLS
14 14 (0.34%) Cisco ISE
14 14 (0.34%) Unified Communications
15 13 (0.32%) SMS
16 8 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 215 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 174 (4.25%) Relational Database
4 153 (3.74%) MySQL
5 143 (3.50%) Big Data
6 112 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
7 96 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 90 (2.20%) MongoDB
8 90 (2.20%) NoSQL
9 83 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 71 (1.74%) Hadoop
11 69 (1.69%) Power BI
12 58 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 57 (1.39%) RDBMS
14 45 (1.10%) Data Lake
15 35 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
16 34 (0.83%) Oracle Database
17 33 (0.81%) Apache Hive
18 30 (0.73%) Redis
19 28 (0.68%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 260 (6.36%) Git (software)
2 169 (4.13%) JIRA
3 159 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 118 (2.88%) Selenium
5 64 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 55 (1.34%) Maven
7 49 (1.20%) JUnit
7 49 (1.20%) Mocha
7 49 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (1.08%) Gatling
9 41 (1.00%) Subversion
10 33 (0.81%) SpecFlow
11 32 (0.78%) WebDriver
12 31 (0.76%) webpack
13 28 (0.68%) Jasmine
14 26 (0.64%) Gradle
15 24 (0.59%) Mockito
16 23 (0.56%) TeamCity
16 23 (0.56%) Visual Studio
17 21 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 755 (18.46%) Finance
2 204 (4.99%) Marketing
3 171 (4.18%) Banking
4 140 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 137 (3.35%) Manufacturing
6 67 (1.64%) Legal
7 49 (1.20%) Automotive
8 39 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 39 (0.95%) Law
9 36 (0.88%) Retail Banking
10 31 (0.76%) Games
11 26 (0.64%) Back Office
12 22 (0.54%) Advertising
13 21 (0.51%) Publishing
14 17 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.39%) Electronics
16 14 (0.34%) Billing
16 14 (0.34%) French Language
16 14 (0.34%) Front Office
17 13 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 872 (21.32%) Developer
2 774 (18.92%) Analyst
3 444 (10.85%) Business Analyst
4 424 (10.36%) Project Manager
5 416 (10.17%) Architect
6 197 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
7 181 (4.42%) Consultant
8 130 (3.18%) Java Developer
9 118 (2.88%) Retail Business Analyst
10 116 (2.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 98 (2.40%) Designer
12 96 (2.35%) React Developer
13 92 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
14 89 (2.18%) IT Manager
15 85 (2.08%) .NET Developer
16 80 (1.96%) Test Analyst
17 75 (1.83%) DevOps Engineer
18 72 (1.76%) Senior Developer
19 65 (1.59%) C# Developer
19 65 (1.59%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (9.68%) HTML
2 371 (9.07%) CSS
3 226 (5.52%) Node.js
4 206 (5.04%) .NET
5 188 (4.60%) Web Services
6 183 (4.47%) HTML5
7 181 (4.42%) React
8 176 (4.30%) CSS3
9 161 (3.94%) REST
10 148 (3.62%) Spring
11 143 (3.50%) AngularJS
12 139 (3.40%) jQuery
13 131 (3.20%) RESTful
14 91 (2.22%) XML
15 78 (1.91%) J2EE
16 76 (1.86%) Redux
17 68 (1.66%) SOAP
18 67 (1.64%) Sass
19 63 (1.54%) Kafka
20 62 (1.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 288 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 230 (5.62%) User Experience
3 160 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
4 116 (2.84%) EPoS
5 115 (2.81%) NHS
6 112 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 110 (2.69%) FMCG
8 72 (1.76%) Data Centre
9 65 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
10 57 (1.39%) Computer Science
11 53 (1.30%) Management Information System
12 33 (0.81%) Fintech
13 31 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (0.76%) Equities
14 30 (0.73%) W3C
15 29 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 27 (0.66%) Fixed Income
17 23 (0.56%) Algorithms
18 21 (0.51%) Public Cloud
19 19 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 265 (6.48%) Windows
2 181 (4.42%) Linux
3 126 (3.08%) Unix
4 77 (1.88%) Apple iOS
4 77 (1.88%) Windows 10
5 73 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 72 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 63 (1.54%) Android
8 32 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.24%) AIX
15 9 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.12%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.098%) CentOS
18 4 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,321 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 893 (21.83%) E-Commerce
3 521 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 403 (9.85%) Scrum
5 345 (8.43%) Project Management
6 309 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
7 284 (6.94%) TDD
8 265 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
9 225 (5.50%) Waterfall
10 222 (5.43%) Test Automation
11 221 (5.40%) Migration
12 213 (5.21%) DevOps
13 212 (5.18%) Microservices
14 205 (5.01%) Analytics
15 192 (4.69%) Business Analysis
16 186 (4.55%) BDD
17 184 (4.50%) ITIL
18 174 (4.25%) ERP
19 168 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
20 161 (3.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 533 (13.03%) JavaScript
2 493 (12.05%) Java
3 467 (11.42%) SQL
4 259 (6.33%) Python
5 220 (5.38%) C#
6 84 (2.05%) T-SQL
7 82 (2.00%) PHP
8 74 (1.81%) Java 8
9 72 (1.76%) ES6
10 66 (1.61%) Go
11 53 (1.30%) PowerShell
12 51 (1.25%) Scala
13 45 (1.10%) Ruby
14 42 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 38 (0.93%) R
16 34 (0.83%) PL/SQL
17 33 (0.81%) C
18 31 (0.76%) C++
19 28 (0.68%) VB
20 26 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 168 (4.11%) Degree
2 76 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 72 (1.76%) SC Cleared
4 45 (1.10%) CISSP
5 39 (0.95%) ISEB
6 35 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (0.73%) CISM
8 25 (0.61%) CCNA
8 25 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 25 (0.61%) PMP
9 24 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (0.49%) PMI Certification
12 17 (0.42%) CISA
12 17 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 15 (0.37%) Master's Degree
14 14 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
15 11 (0.27%) MCP
15 11 (0.27%) MCSE
16 10 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (4.50%) QA
2 143 (3.50%) PMO
3 112 (2.74%) GDPR
4 75 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 54 (1.32%) Data Quality
6 47 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 43 (1.05%) SLA
8 19 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (0.39%) COBIT
10 13 (0.32%) COSO
11 6 (0.15%) WCAG
12 5 (0.12%) IFRS
12 5 (0.12%) MiFID
13 3 (0.073%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.073%) PSD2
13 3 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.049%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.049%) ISO 9002
14 2 (0.049%) SEPA
14 2 (0.049%) TickIT
System Software
1 195 (4.77%) Docker
2 153 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 65 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (0.86%) vSphere
5 15 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 14 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.24%) HDFS
9 9 (0.22%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.098%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.098%) Xen
12 4 (0.098%) XenApp
13 2 (0.049%) Dovecot
13 2 (0.049%) Firmware
13 2 (0.049%) Postfix
13 2 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 103 (2.52%) Ansible
2 89 (2.18%) Terraform
3 81 (1.98%) Kubernetes
4 63 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 54 (1.32%) SCCM
6 51 (1.25%) Puppet
7 23 (0.56%) Mesos
8 22 (0.54%) Marathon
9 20 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (0.34%) Kibana
11 10 (0.24%) Packer
12 9 (0.22%) Oozie
13 8 (0.20%) Grafana
13 8 (0.20%) Prometheus
14 7 (0.17%) Salt
15 6 (0.15%) Nagios
15 6 (0.15%) WSUS
16 5 (0.12%) Cisco Prime
16 5 (0.12%) MOM
16 5 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 374 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 336 (8.21%) Oracle
3 271 (6.62%) SAP
4 124 (3.03%) Cisco
5 112 (2.74%) VMware
6 105 (2.57%) hybris
7 85 (2.08%) IBM
8 78 (1.91%) Adobe
9 74 (1.81%) Google
10 66 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
11 64 (1.56%) Tableau
12 60 (1.47%) HP
13 45 (1.10%) Citrix
14 43 (1.05%) MuleSoft
15 36 (0.88%) Ab Initio
16 35 (0.86%) ServiceNow
17 34 (0.83%) Red Hat
18 32 (0.78%) Meraki
19 27 (0.66%) Teradata
19 27 (0.66%) TIBCO