Period
to 25 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 77 54 43
Rank change year-on-year -23 -11 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 47 189 223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.23% 4.07% 4.52%
As % of the General category 7.51% 13.93% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 129 156
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £315 £307 £235
90th Percentile £520 £588 £510
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £16.46 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.19% -31.43%
England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.46 £15.25
% change year-on-year -11.92% +7.95% +1.67%

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

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 626 1,357 1,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.65% 29.22% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 889 898
Median daily rate £438 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £286 £270 £250
90th Percentile £594 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 103
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% -1.35% -13.95%
10th Percentile £12.38 £13.45 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate £26.81 £22.92 £22.57
% change year-on-year +17.00% +1.53% +4.81%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Retail as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Retail in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Retail in the West Midlands.

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 May 2020. 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 -21 20 £389 -5.76% 13
Warwickshire +9 10 £538 +2.38% 1
Staffordshire -7 4 £400 -3.03% 3
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Worcestershire +25 1 £550 - 1
Solihull +3 1 £400 +42.22% 1
Willenhall 0 1 - -
Coventry -19 1 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 10 (21.28%) Finance
3 9 (19.15%) Oracle Retail
4 8 (17.02%) SQL
5 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.64%) CRM
7 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.64%) JIRA
8 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
8 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
8 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
8 4 (8.51%) Retail Finance
8 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
8 4 (8.51%) Migration
8 4 (8.51%) Windows
8 4 (8.51%) HTML
8 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
9 3 (6.38%) SAP
9 3 (6.38%) CSS
9 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.38%) WAN
9 3 (6.38%) NHS
9 3 (6.38%) Project Management
9 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (6.38%) Workday
9 3 (6.38%) Line 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 2 (4.26%) Confluence
1 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
1 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Magento
2 1 (2.13%) NetSuite
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) AWS
2 2 (4.26%) PaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.13%) IaaS
3 1 (2.13%) MailChimp
3 1 (2.13%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.13%) Route 53
3 1 (2.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) WAN
2 2 (4.26%) Internet
2 2 (4.26%) MPLS
2 2 (4.26%) Skype
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) VLAN
3 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) MySQL
4 1 (2.13%) OLAP
4 1 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) Power BI
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) Hudson
2 2 (4.26%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) webpack
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.51%) Retail Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.26%) Automotive
3 2 (4.26%) Law
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Consultant
2 8 (17.02%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.89%) Oracle Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Implementation Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) IT Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Retail Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) CSS
3 2 (4.26%) jQuery
3 2 (4.26%) Middleware
4 1 (2.13%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.13%) EDI
4 1 (2.13%) MDX
4 1 (2.13%) OAuth
4 1 (2.13%) React
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) SAML
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.13%) Vue.js
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) FMCG
1 3 (6.38%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) AS400
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.13%) Handset
3 1 (2.13%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.26%) VMS
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
3 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (10.64%) CRM
4 4 (8.51%) Migration
4 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
5 3 (6.38%) Line Management
5 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.38%) Project Management
5 3 (6.38%) SDLC
6 2 (4.26%) Analytics
6 2 (4.26%) B2B
6 2 (4.26%) DevOps
6 2 (4.26%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL
6 2 (4.26%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (4.26%) Logistics
6 2 (4.26%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.13%) C
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) PHP
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) RPG
3 1 (2.13%) RPG IV
3 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCOM
1 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) SAP
3 3 (6.38%) Workday
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) hybris
4 2 (4.26%) Remedy
4 2 (4.26%) Twitter
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Alteryx
5 1 (2.13%) Ariba
5 1 (2.13%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.13%) ForgeRock
5 1 (2.13%) HubSpot
5 1 (2.13%) Juniper
5 1 (2.13%) Optimizely
5 1 (2.13%) RedGate
5 1 (2.13%) Sage
5 1 (2.13%) Tableau
5 1 (2.13%) Veeam