Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 46 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 3,884 4,164 3,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.93% 4.34% 3.64%
As % of the General category 10.13% 11.90% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,705 2,773 2,512
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +1.49%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £275
90th Percentile £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 22 41
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.90 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.34% +20.68% -0.28%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.78 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.00 £37.13 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £19.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -21.79% +39.29% +16.67%

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 38,357 34,985 42,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.85% 36.43% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,400 23,188 27,193
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £669 £638 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 900 1,169
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.03 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.96 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.82% -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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -5 3,790 £450 - 1,688
London -17 1,917 £475 - 685
UK excluding London -3 1,884 £413 +3.13% 1,064
South East -20 543 £450 +5.88% 216
North of England +30 450 £413 +3.13% 347
Midlands -5 421 £375 +6.38% 230
East of England +12 321 £430 -1.71% 130
North West +15 263 £420 +7.69% 213
West Midlands -5 220 £373 -0.67% 108
East Midlands -8 195 £400 +40.35% 122
Yorkshire +25 175 £400 - 121
South West -22 112 £400 +6.67% 77
Scotland -32 31 £350 -6.67% 48
Wales +17 14 £425 +172.00% 13
North East +36 12 £350 - 13
Northern Ireland -22 3 - - 4

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 1,072 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
2 836 (21.52%) E-Commerce
3 755 (19.44%) Finance
4 455 (11.71%) Java
5 448 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 371 (9.55%) SQL
7 363 (9.35%) Project Management
8 362 (9.32%) JavaScript
9 334 (8.60%) SAP
10 332 (8.55%) Scrum
11 330 (8.50%) Microsoft
12 320 (8.24%) HTML
13 298 (7.67%) Oracle
13 298 (7.67%) CSS
14 293 (7.54%) TDD
15 246 (6.33%) Analytics
16 238 (6.13%) Banking
17 227 (5.84%) DevOps
18 223 (5.74%) Windows
19 222 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
20 221 (5.69%) Migration
21 210 (5.41%) User Experience
22 209 (5.38%) Git (software)
23 208 (5.36%) Marketing
24 207 (5.33%) Test Automation
25 203 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
26 201 (5.18%) Business Analysis
27 200 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
28 198 (5.10%) C#
29 196 (5.05%) BDD

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
1 109 (2.81%) WebSphere
2 82 (2.11%) Confluence
3 78 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 69 (1.78%) CMS
5 68 (1.75%) SAS
6 41 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 40 (1.03%) SharePoint
8 34 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
9 31 (0.80%) JBoss
10 28 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 26 (0.67%) Apache
12 19 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 19 (0.49%) MS Exchange
13 17 (0.44%) Apache Pig
13 17 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
14 13 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.28%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.28%) WordPress
16 10 (0.26%) nginx
16 10 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 116 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 109 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 43 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.82%) Photoshop
7 27 (0.70%) MS Visio
8 12 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.21%) Chatbot
10 8 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.18%) SPSS
12 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.051%) ImageReady
13 2 (0.051%) InVision
13 2 (0.051%) Stata
14 1 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.026%) Gephi
14 1 (0.026%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 107 (2.75%) SAP Retail
2 78 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
3 66 (1.70%) Magento
4 63 (1.62%) Oracle Retail
5 28 (0.72%) SAP FI
5 28 (0.72%) SAP SD
6 26 (0.67%) SAP CO
6 26 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
7 23 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
8 21 (0.54%) NetSuite
8 21 (0.54%) SAP CAR
9 19 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
9 19 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
10 16 (0.41%) SAP ERP
11 15 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
12 14 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
12 14 (0.36%) SAP MM
13 13 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 12 (0.31%) SAP MDG
15 11 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 203 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (1.96%) SaaS
4 73 (1.88%) Office 365
5 39 (1.00%) GitHub
6 38 (0.98%) IaaS
7 30 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
8 28 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (0.70%) PaaS
10 26 (0.67%) Google Analytics
11 23 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 13 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.31%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 10 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
19 7 (0.18%) Dialogflow
19 7 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.09%) Internet
2 55 (1.42%) Firewall
3 42 (1.08%) WAN
4 38 (0.98%) LAN
5 30 (0.77%) SMS
6 25 (0.64%) TCP/IP
7 24 (0.62%) MPLS
8 22 (0.57%) DNS
8 22 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (0.51%) HTTP
9 20 (0.51%) VPN
10 19 (0.49%) DHCP
11 17 (0.44%) Network Security
12 15 (0.39%) Skype
13 13 (0.33%) FTP
14 12 (0.31%) SAN
15 11 (0.28%) SSL
15 11 (0.28%) VoIP
15 11 (0.28%) Wireless
16 10 (0.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 132 (3.40%) Big Data
3 97 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 89 (2.29%) Hadoop
5 86 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 83 (2.14%) MySQL
7 60 (1.54%) NoSQL
8 47 (1.21%) MongoDB
9 42 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 41 (1.06%) DB2
10 41 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 35 (0.90%) Apache Hive
12 31 (0.80%) Oracle Database
12 31 (0.80%) Power BI
13 30 (0.77%) RDBMS
14 26 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
15 25 (0.64%) SAP HANA
16 24 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (0.59%) HBase
Development Applications
1 209 (5.38%) Git (software)
2 179 (4.61%) JIRA
3 130 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 124 (3.19%) Selenium
5 79 (2.03%) Cucumber
6 65 (1.67%) Maven
7 62 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 62 (1.60%) WebDriver
8 39 (1.00%) SoapUI
9 35 (0.90%) JUnit
10 34 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 32 (0.82%) SpecFlow
13 30 (0.77%) NUnit
14 29 (0.75%) Ant
15 28 (0.72%) Axure RP
15 28 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
16 27 (0.70%) Subversion
17 25 (0.64%) Eclipse
18 22 (0.57%) gulp
General
1 755 (19.44%) Finance
2 238 (6.13%) Banking
3 208 (5.36%) Marketing
4 126 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 74 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 63 (1.62%) Games
7 60 (1.54%) Retail Banking
8 48 (1.24%) Legal
9 35 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 34 (0.88%) Advertising
11 32 (0.82%) Law
11 32 (0.82%) Retail Finance
12 31 (0.80%) Billing
13 30 (0.77%) Back Office
14 28 (0.72%) Automotive
15 26 (0.67%) German Language
16 21 (0.54%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.41%) Front Office
17 16 (0.41%) Investment Banking
18 15 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 788 (20.29%) Analyst
2 737 (18.98%) Developer
3 454 (11.69%) Project Manager
4 420 (10.81%) Business Analyst
5 391 (10.07%) Architect
6 263 (6.77%) Consultant
7 168 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
8 126 (3.24%) Retail Business Analyst
9 123 (3.17%) Java Developer
10 116 (2.99%) Senior Developer
11 107 (2.75%) IT Manager
12 98 (2.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 98 (2.52%) SAP Consultant
13 87 (2.24%) Test Analyst
14 86 (2.21%) Designer
15 84 (2.16%) JavaScript Developer
16 80 (2.06%) DevOps Engineer
17 78 (2.01%) IT Project Manager
18 76 (1.96%) .NET Developer
19 70 (1.80%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (8.24%) HTML
2 298 (7.67%) CSS
3 187 (4.81%) .NET
4 163 (4.20%) React
5 152 (3.91%) Web Services
6 145 (3.73%) Node.js
7 128 (3.30%) jQuery
8 119 (3.06%) AngularJS
9 117 (3.01%) HTML5
10 107 (2.75%) Spring
11 99 (2.55%) CSS3
11 99 (2.55%) REST
12 96 (2.47%) Sass
13 76 (1.96%) XML
14 72 (1.85%) ASP.NET
15 69 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
16 66 (1.70%) J2EE
17 64 (1.65%) SOAP
18 62 (1.60%) JSON
19 56 (1.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 222 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 210 (5.41%) User Experience
3 138 (3.55%) EPoS
3 138 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 77 (1.98%) FMCG
5 72 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 54 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 52 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 44 (1.13%) Data Centre
9 38 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 38 (0.98%) Virtual Team
10 34 (0.88%) Blog
11 33 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (0.80%) Data Structures
13 30 (0.77%) Credit Risk
14 26 (0.67%) Public Cloud
15 22 (0.57%) Social Media
16 21 (0.54%) Fintech
16 21 (0.54%) Online Games
17 20 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 223 (5.74%) Windows
2 158 (4.07%) Linux
3 105 (2.70%) Unix
4 94 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 91 (2.34%) Android
6 49 (1.26%) Windows Server
7 35 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 31 (0.80%) Windows 10
9 28 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 15 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.36%) CentOS
13 10 (0.26%) AIX
13 10 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.23%) HPUX
15 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.18%) Nucleus RTOS
17 5 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,072 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
2 836 (21.52%) E-Commerce
3 448 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 363 (9.35%) Project Management
5 332 (8.55%) Scrum
6 293 (7.54%) TDD
7 246 (6.33%) Analytics
8 227 (5.84%) DevOps
9 221 (5.69%) Migration
10 207 (5.33%) Test Automation
11 201 (5.18%) Business Analysis
12 196 (5.05%) BDD
13 187 (4.81%) CRM
14 185 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
15 175 (4.51%) ERP
16 165 (4.25%) ITIL
17 153 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
18 150 (3.86%) Microservices
18 150 (3.86%) PRINCE2
19 146 (3.76%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 455 (11.71%) Java
2 371 (9.55%) SQL
3 362 (9.32%) JavaScript
4 198 (5.10%) C#
5 161 (4.15%) Python
6 106 (2.73%) PHP
7 69 (1.78%) Scala
8 63 (1.62%) R
9 55 (1.42%) PowerShell
10 38 (0.98%) Ruby
11 34 (0.88%) ES6
11 34 (0.88%) T-SQL
12 33 (0.85%) Apple Swift
13 32 (0.82%) PL/SQL
14 27 (0.70%) C
15 26 (0.67%) Shell Script
16 24 (0.62%) C++
17 19 (0.49%) Go
18 18 (0.46%) Objective-C
19 17 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 138 (3.55%) Degree
2 44 (1.13%) PMP
3 42 (1.08%) PMI Certification
4 35 (0.90%) CISSP
5 33 (0.85%) Security Cleared
6 29 (0.75%) SC Cleared
7 28 (0.72%) ISEB
8 27 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 22 (0.57%) CISM
10 21 (0.54%) CISA
11 20 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 20 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 18 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (0.44%) PhD
14 15 (0.39%) MCP
15 10 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (4.43%) QA
2 119 (3.06%) GDPR
3 96 (2.47%) PMO
4 72 (1.85%) PCI DSS
5 65 (1.67%) SLA
6 41 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 40 (1.03%) Data Quality
8 21 (0.54%) IFRS
9 18 (0.46%) IFRS 9
10 13 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.26%) COBIT
12 6 (0.15%) GCP
13 3 (0.077%) COSO
13 3 (0.077%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.077%) MiFID
13 3 (0.077%) WCAG
14 2 (0.051%) HL7
14 2 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 1 (0.026%) CDISC
System Software
1 116 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 105 (2.70%) Docker
3 32 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.49%) vCloud
5 18 (0.46%) vSphere
6 15 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.31%) HDFS
8 11 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 11 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.15%) XenApp
10 5 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.077%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.051%) Firmware
12 2 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.051%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.026%) iptables
13 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.026%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.026%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.026%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (1.47%) Ansible
2 53 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (1.16%) Puppet
4 43 (1.11%) Terraform
5 36 (0.93%) Kubernetes
6 32 (0.82%) SCCM
7 13 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.26%) Mesos
9 8 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.21%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.13%) IBM BigFix
11 5 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.13%) Packer
11 5 (0.13%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 4 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.10%) Nessus
12 4 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
12 4 (0.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 334 (8.60%) SAP
2 330 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 298 (7.67%) Oracle
4 117 (3.01%) IBM
5 105 (2.70%) Adobe
6 102 (2.63%) hybris
7 82 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 75 (1.93%) Cisco
9 74 (1.91%) Google
10 67 (1.73%) VMware
11 53 (1.36%) Tableau
12 48 (1.24%) ATG
13 44 (1.13%) JDA
14 35 (0.90%) Citrix
14 35 (0.90%) Red Hat
15 34 (0.88%) Demandware
16 27 (0.70%) Apple
16 27 (0.70%) HP
17 24 (0.62%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
18 23 (0.59%) Capita