Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 31 36
Rank change year-on-year -20 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 207 238 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.07% 5.14% 4.52%
As % of the General category 17.42% 17.70% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 185 183
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £291 £180 £216
90th Percentile £538 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £446 £450
% change year-on-year +0.84% -0.83% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.41 £17.50 £54.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.83% -67.59% +350.00%
10th Percentile £10.10 £16.25 £19.00
90th Percentile £15.44 £18.75 £58.40
England median hourly rate £13.50 £16.75 £14.45
% change year-on-year -19.40% +15.92% -17.43%

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 1,188 1,345 1,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.36% 29.06% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 816 1,066
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £228 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 70 65
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.25 £30.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.72% +41.86% -28.12%
10th Percentile £10.99 £13.56 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.63 £41.47
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £23.72
% change year-on-year -9.62% +9.64% +3.88%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 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
Birmingham -4 90 £390 +6.85% 48
Coventry -21 41 £464 +42.69% 8
Staffordshire +8 36 £390 +6.85% 21
Solihull +14 20 £344 -13.79%
Warwickshire +3 12 £400 +14.29% 24
Herefordshire -11 12 £375 +53.06% 4
Worcestershire -11 4 - - 9
West Bromwich +1 2 £475 -2.56% 4
Dudley - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton -4 1 £335 +123.33% 2
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 60 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (21.74%) E-Commerce
3 38 (18.36%) FMCG
4 35 (16.91%) Finance
5 29 (14.01%) Logistics
5 29 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (13.53%) Migration
7 27 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (11.59%) Project Management
10 22 (10.63%) NHS
10 22 (10.63%) JIRA
11 21 (10.14%) SC Cleared
11 21 (10.14%) Security Cleared
12 20 (9.66%) ITIL
12 20 (9.66%) PMO
13 19 (9.18%) Windows
13 19 (9.18%) Waterfall
14 16 (7.73%) WAN
14 16 (7.73%) Scrum
15 15 (7.25%) VMware
16 14 (6.76%) Business Analysis
16 14 (6.76%) TDD
16 14 (6.76%) Microsoft
16 14 (6.76%) Active Directory
16 14 (6.76%) User Experience
16 14 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (6.28%) GDPR
17 13 (6.28%) QA

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 6 (2.90%) Confluence
2 3 (1.45%) SAS
3 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.48%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (3.86%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.45%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.97%) Azure Functions
5 2 (0.97%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.97%) Office 365
5 2 (0.97%) Route 53
5 2 (0.97%) Serverless
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.48%) GitHub
6 1 (0.48%) SaaS
6 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.73%) WAN
2 8 (3.86%) Firewall
3 6 (2.90%) Cisco ISE
3 6 (2.90%) DHCP
3 6 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (2.42%) LAN
5 4 (1.93%) Wireless
6 3 (1.45%) Internet
6 3 (1.45%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.97%) DNS
8 1 (0.48%) Network Security
8 1 (0.48%) Skype
8 1 (0.48%) SMS
8 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.93%) MySQL
4 4 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.93%) Power BI
4 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.97%) Big Data
6 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.48%) MS Access
7 1 (0.48%) OLAP
7 1 (0.48%) QlikView
7 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (10.63%) JIRA
2 10 (4.83%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.42%) DbUnit
3 5 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.42%) JIRA Agile
3 5 (2.42%) jMock
3 5 (2.42%) JUnit
3 5 (2.42%) Maven
3 5 (2.42%) Mockito
3 5 (2.42%) Selenium
3 5 (2.42%) SonarQube
3 5 (2.42%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.93%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.93%) Hudson
4 4 (1.93%) JMeter
4 4 (1.93%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.45%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.97%) MSTest
6 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (16.91%) Finance
2 10 (4.83%) Automotive
3 7 (3.38%) Legal
4 5 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.93%) Marketing
5 4 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.45%) Back Office
6 3 (1.45%) Law
6 3 (1.45%) Retail Finance
7 2 (0.97%) Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (30.92%) Analyst
2 36 (17.39%) Business Analyst
3 33 (15.94%) Project Manager
4 22 (10.63%) Developer
5 17 (8.21%) Architect
6 11 (5.31%) IT Manager
6 11 (5.31%) Process Analyst
6 11 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (4.35%) IT Analyst
8 8 (3.86%) Business IT Analyst
8 8 (3.86%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.86%) Deployment Engineer
8 8 (3.86%) IT Business Analyst
9 7 (3.38%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.38%) Agile Project Manager
9 7 (3.38%) IT Project Manager
9 7 (3.38%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.38%) Project Engineer
9 7 (3.38%) Retail Business Analyst
9 7 (3.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.28%) HTML
2 12 (5.80%) .NET
3 10 (4.83%) RESTful
3 10 (4.83%) Web Services
4 9 (4.35%) CSS
4 9 (4.35%) Spring
5 7 (3.38%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.90%) J2EE
7 5 (2.42%) Apache Camel
7 5 (2.42%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.42%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.42%) PowerMock
7 5 (2.42%) SOAP
7 5 (2.42%) Spring Boot
8 4 (1.93%) HTML5
9 3 (1.45%) jQuery
10 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.97%) JPA
10 2 (0.97%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.36%) FMCG
2 29 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (10.63%) NHS
4 14 (6.76%) User Experience
5 5 (2.42%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.93%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.97%) iPad
8 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.48%) CMDB
9 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.48%) EPoS
9 1 (0.48%) Photography
9 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.18%) Windows
2 9 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.42%) Linux
3 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.93%) Unix
5 3 (1.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.48%) Android
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (21.74%) E-Commerce
3 29 (14.01%) Logistics
4 28 (13.53%) Migration
5 27 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (11.59%) Project Management
8 20 (9.66%) ITIL
9 19 (9.18%) Waterfall
10 16 (7.73%) Scrum
11 14 (6.76%) Business Analysis
11 14 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (6.76%) TDD
12 12 (5.80%) ITSM
13 11 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (5.31%) ERP
13 11 (5.31%) Test Automation
14 10 (4.83%) BDD
15 9 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
16 8 (3.86%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.28%) Java
1 13 (6.28%) SQL
2 11 (5.31%) C#
3 8 (3.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.42%) Python
5 4 (1.93%) PHP
5 4 (1.93%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.45%) R
6 3 (1.45%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.48%) C
8 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (10.14%) SC Cleared
1 21 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.42%) CCNA
2 5 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.42%) Degree
3 3 (1.45%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.97%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.97%) CISSP
4 2 (0.97%) ISEB
4 2 (0.97%) MBA
4 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.97%) PMP
4 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.48%) PhD
5 1 (0.48%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.66%) PMO
2 13 (6.28%) GDPR
2 13 (6.28%) QA
3 6 (2.90%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.93%) SLA
5 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.90%) Docker
4 5 (2.42%) vSphere
5 2 (0.97%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.97%) Puppet
1 2 (0.97%) Terraform
2 1 (0.48%) Control-M
2 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.48%) MOM
2 1 (0.48%) QRadar
2 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (7.25%) VMware
2 14 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.80%) Cisco
4 10 (4.83%) Meraki
4 10 (4.83%) Oracle
5 9 (4.35%) Google
5 9 (4.35%) SAP
6 6 (2.90%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.45%) Aruba
7 3 (1.45%) F5
7 3 (1.45%) Juniper
7 3 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.45%) Tableau
8 2 (0.97%) ATG
8 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.97%) Kronos
8 2 (0.97%) Twitter
9 1 (0.48%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.48%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.48%) SolarWinds