Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 22 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 33 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +33
Contract jobs citing Retail 242 308 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.00% 4.97% 4.70%
As % of the General category 17.64% 16.82% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 212 178
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £163 £105 £270
90th Percentile £550 £537 £700
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £54.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +350.00% -61.90%
10th Percentile £41.75 £19.00 £8.84
90th Percentile £45.25 £58.40 £18.58
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% +1.81% +13.96%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1372 1831 1616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.36% 29.55% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 1136 947
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £219 £250 £248
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 64 111
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £17.63 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.05% -38.16% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.61 £10.68 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.25 £42.43 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +19 87 £370 +5.71% 19
Coventry -8 61 £325 -13.33% 4
Staffordshire -2 20 £365 -2.67% 7
Warwickshire +2 16 £381 -15.28% 4
Herefordshire +5 9 £215 -40.69%
Worcestershire +4 7 £180 -50.34% 1
Solihull +2 3 £399 +77.22%
West Bromwich - 2 £456 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £150 -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 70 (28.93%) Finance
2 45 (18.60%) E-Commerce
2 45 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (16.94%) SAP
4 28 (11.57%) Migration
5 25 (10.33%) Project Management
6 22 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 22 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (8.68%) Logistics
7 21 (8.68%) SAP Retail
7 21 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (8.26%) HTML
8 20 (8.26%) ERP
8 20 (8.26%) JIRA
9 19 (7.85%) Banking
10 18 (7.44%) SQL
10 18 (7.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (7.02%) PRINCE2
11 17 (7.02%) CRM
12 16 (6.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (6.61%) Test Automation
13 15 (6.20%) Test Scripting
13 15 (6.20%) Oracle
13 15 (6.20%) SQL Server
14 14 (5.79%) CSS
14 14 (5.79%) Active Directory
14 14 (5.79%) Scrum
14 14 (5.79%) Degree
14 14 (5.79%) QA
15 13 (5.37%) Marketing

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (1.65%) Confluence
1 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (1.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.24%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.83%) JBoss
3 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.41%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) nginx
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.65%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.83%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 21 (8.68%) SAP Retail
2 10 (4.13%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.48%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (1.65%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (1.65%) SAP CAR
4 4 (1.65%) SAP POS DM
4 4 (1.65%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.24%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.83%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 2 (0.83%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.41%) Primavera
7 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (2.48%) Office 365
3 2 (0.83%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.37%) SMS
2 11 (4.55%) LAN
2 11 (4.55%) VPN
3 9 (3.72%) Firewall
4 8 (3.31%) WAN
5 6 (2.48%) DHCP
5 6 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.65%) DNS
7 2 (0.83%) FTP
8 1 (0.41%) DAB
8 1 (0.41%) Internet
8 1 (0.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.07%) MySQL
4 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 4 (1.65%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.24%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.83%) DB2
6 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.83%) OLAP
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.83%) Power BI
6 2 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (8.26%) JIRA
2 9 (3.72%) SpecFlow
3 5 (2.07%) JIRA Agile
4 4 (1.65%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.65%) HP UFT
4 4 (1.65%) Selenium
5 3 (1.24%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.83%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.83%) Protractor
6 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.41%) Grunt
7 1 (0.41%) gulp
7 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.41%) Moq
7 1 (0.41%) NUnit
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.41%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 70 (28.93%) Finance
2 19 (7.85%) Banking
3 16 (6.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (5.37%) Marketing
5 11 (4.55%) Automotive
6 10 (4.13%) Retail Banking
7 7 (2.89%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.89%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.83%) Billing
8 2 (0.83%) Games
8 2 (0.83%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 66 (27.27%) Analyst
2 33 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 21 (8.68%) Developer
4 20 (8.26%) Consultant
5 19 (7.85%) Architect
5 19 (7.85%) Business Analyst
6 14 (5.79%) Test Analyst
7 13 (5.37%) IT Manager
7 13 (5.37%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.96%) KYC Analyst
9 11 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
10 10 (4.13%) Administrator
10 10 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (3.72%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (2.89%) IT Analyst
12 7 (2.89%) IT Project Manager
12 7 (2.89%) Test Leader
13 6 (2.48%) SAP Retail Consultant
13 6 (2.48%) Systems Administrator
14 5 (2.07%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.26%) HTML
2 14 (5.79%) CSS
3 9 (3.72%) SAP ALE
3 9 (3.72%) Web Services
4 7 (2.89%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.48%) .NET
5 6 (2.48%) HTML5
5 6 (2.48%) IDoc
5 6 (2.48%) XML
6 5 (2.07%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.07%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.65%) Sass
8 3 (1.24%) Angular 2
8 3 (1.24%) CSS3
8 3 (1.24%) jQuery
8 3 (1.24%) JSON
8 3 (1.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.83%) Highcharts JS
9 2 (0.83%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.96%) User Experience
3 9 (3.72%) EPoS
4 8 (3.31%) NHS
5 7 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.89%) FMCG
6 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.65%) PMI
8 3 (1.24%) AS400
8 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.83%) iSeries
9 2 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.41%) IVR
10 1 (0.41%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.41%) Social Media
10 1 (0.41%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.55%) Windows
2 8 (3.31%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.07%) Linux
4 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.24%) Unix
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Solaris
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (18.60%) E-Commerce
2 28 (11.57%) Migration
3 25 (10.33%) Project Management
4 22 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (8.68%) Logistics
6 20 (8.26%) ERP
7 18 (7.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (7.02%) CRM
8 17 (7.02%) PRINCE2
9 16 (6.61%) Test Automation
10 15 (6.20%) Test Scripting
11 14 (5.79%) Scrum
12 13 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (5.37%) SAP Implementation
13 12 (4.96%) Anti-Money Laundering
13 12 (4.96%) KYC
14 10 (4.13%) Acceptance Criteria
14 10 (4.13%) Data Migration
14 10 (4.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.44%) SQL
2 12 (4.96%) C#
2 12 (4.96%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.48%) ABAP
3 6 (2.48%) Java
4 4 (1.65%) VB
4 4 (1.65%) VBScript
5 3 (1.24%) RPG
6 2 (0.83%) PHP
6 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.83%) RPG III
7 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.41%) C
7 1 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.41%) R
7 1 (0.41%) RPG IV
7 1 (0.41%) RPG/400
7 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.79%) Degree
2 10 (4.13%) PMP
3 8 (3.31%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.41%) ISEB
5 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.79%) QA
2 9 (3.72%) SLA
3 8 (3.31%) PMO
4 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.41%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.83%) Docker
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.89%) IBM BigFix
1 7 (2.89%) Tivoli
1 7 (2.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.41%) Kibana
3 1 (0.41%) logstash
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (16.94%) SAP
2 22 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.20%) Oracle
4 11 (4.55%) IBM
5 10 (4.13%) Google
5 10 (4.13%) VMware
6 7 (2.89%) Cisco
7 4 (1.65%) Citrix
7 4 (1.65%) Kaspersky
7 4 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.83%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.41%) F5
10 1 (0.41%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.41%) Kaseya
10 1 (0.41%) Netezza
10 1 (0.41%) NGA Human Resources
10 1 (0.41%) Proofpoint
10 1 (0.41%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.41%) Tableau