Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 35 45
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 +20
Contract jobs citing Retail 236 221 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.94% 4.77% 3.57%
As % of the General category 18.22% 15.76% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 168 100
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - -
10th Percentile £208 £124 £280
90th Percentile £510 £550 £493
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - £14.00
10th Percentile £41.75 - £12.20
90th Percentile £45.25 - £17.70
England median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year -4.69% +20.75% -24.29%

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 1,295 1,402 1,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.12% 30.25% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 835 809
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 64 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.58% +4.88% -28.93%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.33 £12.25
90th Percentile £42.75 £36.25 £42.50
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.93
% change year-on-year +4.86% -7.15% +19.16%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -25 69 £390 -8.24% 39
Coventry +2 62 £413 +50.00% 11
Staffordshire +2 27 £388 -1.27% 17
Warwickshire +11 24 £398 +10.11% 6
Herefordshire +11 12 £228 -30.00% 1
Solihull -4 5 - - 4
Kingswinford 0 4 £350 -4.76%
Wolverhampton -1 3 £394 +162.50%
Worcestershire -8 3 £105 -73.33% 6
Shropshire -13 3 - -
West Bromwich +10 1 £425 -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 66 (27.97%) E-Commerce
2 62 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (18.22%) Finance
4 31 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (11.02%) Microsoft
7 25 (10.59%) Migration
8 24 (10.17%) Scrum
8 24 (10.17%) Project Management
9 22 (9.32%) QA
10 21 (8.90%) FMCG
11 20 (8.47%) HTML
11 20 (8.47%) SQL
12 19 (8.05%) JIRA
12 19 (8.05%) Test Automation
12 19 (8.05%) Waterfall
13 16 (6.78%) Oracle
13 16 (6.78%) Web Services
13 16 (6.78%) Windows
13 16 (6.78%) User Experience
14 15 (6.36%) Java
14 15 (6.36%) TDD
14 15 (6.36%) Logistics
15 14 (5.93%) SQL Server
15 14 (5.93%) Google
16 13 (5.51%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (5.51%) SDLC
17 12 (5.08%) Google Cloud Platform
17 12 (5.08%) Acceptance Criteria

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 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.42%) Confluence
4 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.42%) SAS
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.42%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.69%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) Actimize
4 1 (0.42%) iTrent
4 1 (0.42%) Magento
4 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.08%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.27%) Office 365
6 2 (0.85%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.39%) Firewall
2 6 (2.54%) WAN
3 5 (2.12%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.69%) LAN
4 4 (1.69%) VPN
5 3 (1.27%) DHCP
5 3 (1.27%) FTP
6 2 (0.85%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.85%) Internet
6 2 (0.85%) SMS
6 2 (0.85%) VoIP
6 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.42%) DNS
7 1 (0.42%) Intranet
7 1 (0.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.27%) Big Data
5 3 (1.27%) MySQL
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.27%) Power BI
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.85%) DB2
6 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.42%) Redis
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (8.05%) JIRA
2 12 (5.08%) SpecFlow
3 8 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.39%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (2.97%) Axure RP
5 5 (2.12%) Selenium
5 5 (2.12%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.69%) DbUnit
6 4 (1.69%) jMock
6 4 (1.69%) JUnit
6 4 (1.69%) Maven
6 4 (1.69%) Mockito
7 3 (1.27%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.27%) Grunt
7 3 (1.27%) gulp
7 3 (1.27%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.27%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.85%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (18.22%) Finance
2 10 (4.24%) Banking
3 8 (3.39%) Games
4 7 (2.97%) Automotive
5 6 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.12%) Marketing
7 4 (1.69%) Legal
8 3 (1.27%) Back Office
9 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.42%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.42%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 52 (22.03%) Analyst
2 35 (14.83%) Project Manager
3 29 (12.29%) Business Analyst
4 24 (10.17%) Developer
5 18 (7.63%) Architect
6 14 (5.93%) Consultant
7 12 (5.08%) Product Manager
8 11 (4.66%) Test Analyst
9 10 (4.24%) Designer
9 10 (4.24%) QA Analyst
10 9 (3.81%) IT Manager
10 9 (3.81%) Web Manager
10 9 (3.81%) Web Project Manager
11 8 (3.39%) Administrator
11 8 (3.39%) UX Designer
12 7 (2.97%) Development Manager
12 7 (2.97%) Enterprise Architect
12 7 (2.97%) Scrum Master
12 7 (2.97%) Software Project Manager
13 6 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.47%) HTML
2 16 (6.78%) Web Services
3 10 (4.24%) CSS
3 10 (4.24%) Gherkin
4 7 (2.97%) .NET
4 7 (2.97%) RESTful
5 6 (2.54%) HTML5
5 6 (2.54%) J2EE
5 6 (2.54%) SOAP
6 5 (2.12%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.12%) jQuery
6 5 (2.12%) LAMP
6 5 (2.12%) Sass
6 5 (2.12%) XML
7 4 (1.69%) Apache Camel
7 4 (1.69%) PowerMock
7 4 (1.69%) React
7 4 (1.69%) Spring
7 4 (1.69%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.90%) FMCG
3 16 (6.78%) User Experience
4 10 (4.24%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.39%) AS400
5 8 (3.39%) EPoS
5 8 (3.39%) Smart Meter
6 7 (2.97%) NHS
6 7 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.69%) PMI
8 3 (1.27%) Animation
8 3 (1.27%) CMDB
8 3 (1.27%) iSeries
9 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.78%) Windows
2 8 (3.39%) Linux
3 5 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.12%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.12%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.69%) Unix
5 3 (1.27%) Android
6 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (27.97%) E-Commerce
2 62 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (10.59%) Migration
5 24 (10.17%) Project Management
5 24 (10.17%) Scrum
6 19 (8.05%) Test Automation
6 19 (8.05%) Waterfall
7 15 (6.36%) Logistics
7 15 (6.36%) TDD
8 13 (5.51%) SDLC
8 13 (5.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (5.08%) Acceptance Criteria
9 12 (5.08%) Change Management
9 12 (5.08%) Performance Testing
10 11 (4.66%) Business Analysis
10 11 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (4.66%) ERP
10 11 (4.66%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.66%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.47%) SQL
2 15 (6.36%) Java
3 10 (4.24%) C#
3 10 (4.24%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.27%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.27%) Objective-C
4 3 (1.27%) PHP
4 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.27%) Python
4 3 (1.27%) RPG
4 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.27%) VB
4 3 (1.27%) VBScript
5 2 (0.85%) RPG III
5 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.42%) C
6 1 (0.42%) Perl
6 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.42%) RPG/400
6 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (3.39%) SC Cleared
1 8 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.97%) PMI Certification
2 7 (2.97%) PMP
3 4 (1.69%) Degree
4 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.32%) QA
2 9 (3.81%) GDPR
3 8 (3.39%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.97%) PMO
4 7 (2.97%) SLA
5 3 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.69%) vSphere
3 3 (1.27%) Docker
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.69%) Ansible
2 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.27%) Terraform
3 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.85%) Puppet
4 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.42%) MOM
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.42%) SCCM
4 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.78%) Oracle
3 14 (5.93%) Google
4 11 (4.66%) SAP
5 5 (2.12%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.12%) Remedy
6 4 (1.69%) Capita
6 4 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.69%) VMware
7 3 (1.27%) IBM
7 3 (1.27%) Ingenico
8 2 (0.85%) BT
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco
8 2 (0.85%) JDA
8 2 (0.85%) Kaseya
9 1 (0.42%) AirMagnet
9 1 (0.42%) Aruba
9 1 (0.42%) Demandware
9 1 (0.42%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.42%) Tableau