Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 33 35
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 215 243 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.17% 4.99% 4.96%
As % of the General category 18.31% 17.95% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 199 203
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £324 £163 £105
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.61 £43.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.61% +278.26% -17.86%
10th Percentile £10.06 £41.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £16.46 £45.25 £12.25
England median hourly rate £13.85 £18.00 £14.73
% change year-on-year -23.08% +22.24% +3.33%

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 1,174 1,354 1,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.77% 27.82% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 836 1,091
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £281 £225 £250
90th Percentile £586 £563 £575
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 69 61
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £30.31 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.02% +89.44% -44.05%
10th Percentile £10.77 £13.51 £10.65
90th Percentile £42.75 £45.70 £40.30
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.44 £24.44
% change year-on-year -9.23% +8.18% -2.24%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +13 106 £390 +6.85% 38
Staffordshire +1 50 £390 +6.85% 13
Coventry -13 48 £425 +21.43% 15
Warwickshire +9 16 £431 +15.00% 17
Solihull +11 10 £350 -12.23%
Herefordshire -19 5 £375 +45.63% 4
Worcestershire -4 4 £325 +209.52% 5
West Bromwich -3 2 £475 +4.11%
Dudley - 2 - -
Wolverhampton -2 1 £335 +123.33% 1
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 58 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (24.65%) FMCG
3 43 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 39 (18.14%) Finance
4 39 (18.14%) Logistics
5 30 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (12.56%) Migration
6 27 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (11.63%) Windows
8 23 (10.70%) GDPR
9 21 (9.77%) VMware
10 20 (9.30%) Project Management
10 20 (9.30%) Active Directory
11 19 (8.84%) ITIL
11 19 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (8.37%) NHS
13 17 (7.91%) Scrum
13 17 (7.91%) User Experience
13 17 (7.91%) Re-Platforming
14 16 (7.44%) Windows Server
15 15 (6.98%) PMO
15 15 (6.98%) Waterfall
15 15 (6.98%) SC Cleared
15 15 (6.98%) Security Cleared
15 15 (6.98%) JIRA
15 15 (6.98%) Java
16 14 (6.51%) Microsoft
16 14 (6.51%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (6.51%) Change Management

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 5 (2.33%) Confluence
1 5 (2.33%) SAS
2 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.47%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.86%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.93%) Magento
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.47%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.40%) Office 365
4 3 (1.40%) SaaS
5 2 (0.93%) Azure Functions
5 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.93%) Serverless
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.47%) GitHub
6 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.47%) Route 53
6 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.51%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (6.05%) Firewall
2 13 (6.05%) WAN
3 10 (4.65%) LAN
4 6 (2.79%) Internet
5 5 (2.33%) DHCP
6 4 (1.86%) Network Security
7 3 (1.40%) DNS
8 2 (0.93%) VoIP
8 2 (0.93%) Wireless
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.47%) Skype
9 1 (0.47%) SMS
9 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.47%) VPN
9 1 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.86%) MySQL
3 4 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.40%) Power BI
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.47%) Big Data
6 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) OLAP
6 1 (0.47%) QlikView
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (6.98%) JIRA
2 11 (5.12%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.33%) DbUnit
3 5 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.33%) Hudson
3 5 (2.33%) jMock
3 5 (2.33%) JUnit
3 5 (2.33%) Maven
3 5 (2.33%) Mockito
3 5 (2.33%) Selenium
3 5 (2.33%) SonarQube
4 4 (1.86%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.86%) JMeter
4 4 (1.86%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.40%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.93%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.93%) MSTest
6 2 (0.93%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (18.14%) Finance
2 7 (3.26%) Automotive
2 7 (3.26%) Banking
3 6 (2.79%) Marketing
4 5 (2.33%) Law
4 5 (2.33%) Legal
4 5 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.33%) Retail Finance
5 4 (1.86%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.40%) Back Office
6 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 63 (29.30%) Analyst
2 42 (19.53%) Business Analyst
3 39 (18.14%) Project Manager
4 20 (9.30%) Developer
5 18 (8.37%) Architect
6 13 (6.05%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.58%) Process Analyst
8 11 (5.12%) IT Manager
8 11 (5.12%) VMware Engineer
9 10 (4.65%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 10 (4.65%) IT Analyst
9 10 (4.65%) IT Project Manager
9 10 (4.65%) Server Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) Business IT Analyst
10 9 (4.19%) IT Business Analyst
10 9 (4.19%) Project Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.12%) HTML
2 10 (4.65%) RESTful
3 9 (4.19%) .NET
3 9 (4.19%) CSS
3 9 (4.19%) Spring
3 9 (4.19%) Web Services
4 6 (2.79%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.79%) J2EE
5 5 (2.33%) Apache Camel
5 5 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.33%) PowerMock
5 5 (2.33%) SOAP
5 5 (2.33%) Spring Boot
6 3 (1.40%) HTML5
7 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.93%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.93%) JPA
7 2 (0.93%) jQuery
7 2 (0.93%) REST
7 2 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (24.65%) FMCG
2 27 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.37%) NHS
4 17 (7.91%) User Experience
5 7 (3.26%) Credit Risk
5 7 (3.26%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.86%) EPoS
6 4 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.40%) PMI
8 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) CMDB
9 1 (0.47%) EFT
9 1 (0.47%) Life Science
9 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.63%) Windows
2 16 (7.44%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.86%) Linux
4 4 (1.86%) Unix
5 2 (0.93%) Android
5 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 39 (18.14%) Logistics
4 30 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (12.56%) Migration
6 20 (9.30%) Project Management
7 19 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (8.84%) ITIL
8 17 (7.91%) Re-Platforming
8 17 (7.91%) Scrum
9 15 (6.98%) Waterfall
10 14 (6.51%) Change Management
10 14 (6.51%) Information Security
11 13 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.05%) ERP
12 12 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (5.12%) Business Analysis
13 11 (5.12%) ITSM
14 10 (4.65%) Product Management
14 10 (4.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.98%) Java
2 9 (4.19%) SQL
3 8 (3.72%) C#
3 8 (3.72%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.26%) Python
5 5 (2.33%) PHP
6 4 (1.86%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.40%) MATLAB
7 3 (1.40%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.93%) R
8 2 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.47%) Ruby
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (6.98%) SC Cleared
1 15 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.26%) Degree
3 4 (1.86%) CISSP
3 4 (1.86%) MBA
4 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.40%) PMP
5 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CCNA
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.47%) ISEB
6 1 (0.47%) PhD
6 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.47%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.70%) GDPR
2 15 (6.98%) PMO
3 14 (6.51%) QA
4 10 (4.65%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.86%) SLA
6 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.79%) Docker
3 6 (2.79%) vSphere
4 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.40%) Terraform
2 2 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) Control-M
3 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (9.77%) VMware
2 14 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.19%) SAP
4 7 (3.26%) Oracle
5 6 (2.79%) Google
6 5 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.86%) Cisco
8 3 (1.40%) Adobe
8 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.93%) Kronos
9 2 (0.93%) Twitter
10 1 (0.47%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.47%) Demandware
10 1 (0.47%) hybris
10 1 (0.47%) Meraki
10 1 (0.47%) Mitel
10 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.47%) Omniture
10 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds