Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 37 36
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Retail 189 237 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.87% 4.93% 4.83%
As % of the General category 17.85% 18.33% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 177 169
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £319 £208 £127
90th Percentile £588 £510 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.71% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% +20.75%

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 1,059 1,293 1,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.69% 26.89% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 766 812
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £270 £250 £250
90th Percentile £578 £584 £549
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 60 62
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £26.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.33% +23.95% +4.88%
10th Percentile £12.46 £15.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.63 £36.25
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.45 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.43% +5.79% -8.05%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +13 82 £406 +4.17% 18
Coventry -14 43 £488 +18.18% 1
Staffordshire +4 27 £390 +0.65% 8
Warwickshire +6 22 £518 +30.19% 6
Solihull +7 8 £350 - 1
Worcestershire -19 3 £325 +209.52% 5
Shropshire -43 1 - - 1
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 45 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.28%) E-Commerce
3 36 (19.05%) Finance
4 31 (16.40%) Microsoft
5 27 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (14.29%) FMCG
6 25 (13.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (12.17%) Migration
7 23 (12.17%) Java
8 22 (11.64%) Logistics
9 19 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (9.52%) Project Management
11 17 (8.99%) Oracle
12 16 (8.47%) SQL
12 16 (8.47%) Windows
12 16 (8.47%) Linux
12 16 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (7.94%) Waterfall
13 15 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (7.41%) User Experience
15 13 (6.88%) DevOps
15 13 (6.88%) Active Directory
16 12 (6.35%) ERP
16 12 (6.35%) JavaScript
16 12 (6.35%) Scrum
16 12 (6.35%) Analytics
16 12 (6.35%) Re-Platforming
17 11 (5.82%) Windows Server
17 11 (5.82%) GDPR
17 11 (5.82%) Google Cloud Platform

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 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.59%) Apache
2 3 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.06%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.06%) SAS
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.06%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.53%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.53%) Marvel
4 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.53%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.65%) Magento
3 4 (2.12%) SAP Retail
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.53%) Primavera
5 1 (0.53%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.53%) SAP POS DM
5 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (3.17%) PaaS
4 6 (3.17%) SaaS
5 5 (2.65%) Office 365
6 3 (1.59%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.59%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.59%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.59%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (1.59%) Serverless
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.29%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (4.76%) Firewall
3 8 (4.23%) LAN
3 8 (4.23%) WAN
4 6 (3.17%) Internet
5 5 (2.65%) DNS
6 2 (1.06%) Network Security
6 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.06%) VoIP
7 1 (0.53%) MPLS
7 1 (0.53%) Skype
7 1 (0.53%) VPN
7 1 (0.53%) Wireless
7 1 (0.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.17%) Big Data
4 6 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.17%) Power BI
5 5 (2.65%) Data Lake
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.59%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.59%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.59%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.59%) Parquet
7 3 (1.59%) Presto
7 3 (1.59%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (5.29%) JIRA
2 8 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.12%) JUnit
4 4 (2.12%) Maven
5 3 (1.59%) Hudson
6 2 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.06%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.06%) DbUnit
6 2 (1.06%) JMeter
6 2 (1.06%) jMock
6 2 (1.06%) Mockito
6 2 (1.06%) Selenium
6 2 (1.06%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.06%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.06%) TestNG
6 2 (1.06%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (19.05%) Finance
2 9 (4.76%) Banking
3 8 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.23%) Marketing
4 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.12%) Back Office
5 4 (2.12%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.12%) Retail Finance
6 3 (1.59%) Legal
7 2 (1.06%) Automotive
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (21.69%) Analyst
2 31 (16.40%) Business Analyst
2 31 (16.40%) Project Manager
3 22 (11.64%) Architect
4 18 (9.52%) Developer
5 12 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.76%) IT Manager
8 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.23%) IT Project Manager
9 7 (3.70%) Consultant
9 7 (3.70%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 7 (3.70%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 7 (3.70%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) ERP Project Manager
10 6 (3.17%) Product Owner
10 6 (3.17%) Retail Business Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.29%) CSS
2 9 (4.76%) HTML
2 9 (4.76%) Spring
2 9 (4.76%) Web Services
3 8 (4.23%) Spring Boot
4 7 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 7 (3.70%) Middleware
5 6 (3.17%) XML
6 4 (2.12%) jQuery
6 4 (2.12%) JSON
6 4 (2.12%) RESTful
7 3 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.59%) CSS3
7 3 (1.59%) Dojo
7 3 (1.59%) DOM
7 3 (1.59%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.59%) SOAP
7 3 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.06%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.29%) FMCG
2 16 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.41%) User Experience
4 11 (5.82%) EPoS
5 7 (3.70%) NHS
6 6 (3.17%) Credit Risk
6 6 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.59%) PMI
8 3 (1.59%) Robotics
8 3 (1.59%) Tandem
9 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.06%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.53%) PDA
10 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.47%) Linux
1 16 (8.47%) Windows
2 11 (5.82%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.23%) Unix
4 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.59%) Android
5 3 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.06%) VMS
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) Solaris
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.28%) E-Commerce
3 27 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (12.17%) Migration
5 22 (11.64%) Logistics
6 18 (9.52%) Project Management
7 15 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (7.94%) Waterfall
8 13 (6.88%) DevOps
9 12 (6.35%) Analytics
9 12 (6.35%) ERP
9 12 (6.35%) Re-Platforming
9 12 (6.35%) Scrum
10 10 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (5.29%) User Stories
11 9 (4.76%) Business Analysis
11 9 (4.76%) Change Management
11 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (4.76%) Open Source
12 8 (4.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.17%) Java
2 16 (8.47%) SQL
3 12 (6.35%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.23%) Python
5 5 (2.65%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.65%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.59%) Scala
7 2 (1.06%) Go
7 2 (1.06%) Java 8
7 2 (1.06%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.06%) VB
8 1 (0.53%) ABAP
8 1 (0.53%) C
8 1 (0.53%) C#
8 1 (0.53%) Korn
8 1 (0.53%) Perl
8 1 (0.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.53%) Ruby
8 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.70%) Degree
2 6 (3.17%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.12%) CISSP
3 4 (2.12%) PMP
4 3 (1.59%) CISA
4 3 (1.59%) CISM
4 3 (1.59%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.06%) CGEIT
6 1 (0.53%) APMG
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.53%) MBA
6 1 (0.53%) MCITP
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.82%) GDPR
2 7 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.70%) QA
3 4 (2.12%) SLA
4 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.06%) PMO
5 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.29%) Docker
3 4 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.06%) Postfix
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (5.29%) Ansible
2 8 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.70%) Puppet
4 6 (3.17%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.65%) Terraform
6 4 (2.12%) Packer
7 1 (0.53%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.53%) SCCM
7 1 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.99%) Oracle
3 10 (5.29%) SAP
4 9 (4.76%) VMware
5 8 (4.23%) Google
6 4 (2.12%) hybris
6 4 (2.12%) IBM
7 3 (1.59%) Adobe
7 3 (1.59%) Cisco
7 3 (1.59%) Cognos
7 3 (1.59%) Pega
7 3 (1.59%) webMethods
8 2 (1.06%) Mitel
8 2 (1.06%) Sage
8 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.06%) Twitter
9 1 (0.53%) ATG
9 1 (0.53%) Demandware
9 1 (0.53%) PlateSpin
9 1 (0.53%) Red Box