Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 44 31
Rank change year-on-year -14 -13 +12
Contract jobs citing Retail 141 232 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.27% 4.53% 5.19%
As % of the General category 10.50% 14.93% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 160 188
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £206 £249 £204
90th Percentile £615 £550 £516
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £11.41 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.36% -34.83% -53.33%
England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +13.79% -1.69% +2.08%

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 1,343 1,554 1,540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.17% 30.36% 35.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 875 961
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £225
90th Percentile £615 £588 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 105 76
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -25.00% +46.67%
10th Percentile £13.55 £11.30 £12.13
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.00 £22.61 £21.90
% change year-on-year +1.72% +3.24% +4.29%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -6 62 £425 +5.59% 56
Coventry -10 26 £400 -5.88% 6
Staffordshire +7 18 £370 -5.13% 11
Warwickshire -1 13 £563 +38.46% 15
Solihull -3 6 £213 -37.04% 1
Worcestershire -4 5 £650 +30.00% 1
Willenhall - 2 - - 3
West Bromwich -2 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - - 4
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 27 (19.15%) Microsoft
1 27 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.60%) E-Commerce
3 18 (12.77%) Java
4 17 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (11.35%) Azure
6 14 (9.93%) Project Management
6 14 (9.93%) Active Directory
7 13 (9.22%) Windows
7 13 (9.22%) Finance
8 12 (8.51%) NHS
8 12 (8.51%) VMware
8 12 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (7.09%) SAP
10 10 (7.09%) Web Services
10 10 (7.09%) SQL
10 10 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.09%) AWS
10 10 (7.09%) FMCG
10 10 (7.09%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.38%) Office 365
11 9 (6.38%) AngularJS
11 9 (6.38%) Analytics
11 9 (6.38%) Spring Boot
11 9 (6.38%) Scrum
12 8 (5.67%) Spring
12 8 (5.67%) Degree

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 (2.84%) ArcGIS
1 4 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.42%) Confluence
3 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.71%) Marvel
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (4.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (4.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (2.13%) Magento
4 3 (2.13%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 2 (1.42%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Primavera
6 1 (0.71%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.35%) Azure
2 10 (7.09%) AWS
3 9 (6.38%) Office 365
4 4 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.84%) GCP
5 3 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.13%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (2.13%) PaaS
5 3 (2.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.42%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.42%) IaaS
6 2 (1.42%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.42%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (2.84%) Firewall
3 2 (1.42%) Internet
3 2 (1.42%) LAN
3 2 (1.42%) Wireless
4 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.55%) Big Data
4 4 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.84%) GIS
4 4 (2.84%) QGIS
4 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (2.13%) DB2
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.13%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.42%) BigQuery
6 2 (1.42%) Bigtable
6 2 (1.42%) NewSQL
7 1 (0.71%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 7 (4.96%) JIRA
2 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.84%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.84%) Selenium
3 3 (2.13%) DbUnit
3 3 (2.13%) jMock
3 3 (2.13%) JUnit
3 3 (2.13%) Maven
3 3 (2.13%) Mockito
3 3 (2.13%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.42%) Hudson
4 2 (1.42%) JMeter
4 2 (1.42%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.42%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.71%) Axure RP
General
1 13 (9.22%) Finance
2 6 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.26%) Marketing
2 6 (4.26%) Public Sector
2 6 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.84%) Back Office
3 4 (2.84%) Legal
4 3 (2.13%) Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Automotive
5 2 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (17.73%) Analyst
2 16 (11.35%) Architect
3 15 (10.64%) Business Analyst
3 15 (10.64%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.51%) Developer
5 11 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.67%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.96%) Consultant
7 7 (4.96%) E-Commerce Manager
8 6 (4.26%) Administrator
8 6 (4.26%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 6 (4.26%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) IT Manager
9 5 (3.55%) Office 365 Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Retail Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.09%) Web Services
2 9 (6.38%) AngularJS
2 9 (6.38%) Spring Boot
3 8 (5.67%) Spring
4 7 (4.96%) CSS
5 6 (4.26%) HTML
5 6 (4.26%) Middleware
6 5 (3.55%) RESTful
7 4 (2.84%) SOAP
8 3 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.13%) Dojo
8 3 (2.13%) DOM
8 3 (2.13%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.13%) J2EE
8 3 (2.13%) JPA
8 3 (2.13%) jQuery
8 3 (2.13%) JSON
8 3 (2.13%) PowerMock
8 3 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (8.51%) NHS
2 10 (7.09%) FMCG
3 8 (5.67%) User Experience
4 5 (3.55%) BYOD
5 4 (2.84%) EPoS
6 3 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.13%) Robotics
6 3 (2.13%) Tandem
7 2 (1.42%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.42%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.42%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.42%) PMI
8 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.71%) HACMP
8 1 (0.71%) iPad
8 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.22%) Windows
2 8 (5.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.55%) Linux
4 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.42%) Solaris
4 2 (1.42%) Unix
5 1 (0.71%) AIX
5 1 (0.71%) Android
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.71%) SUSE
5 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.71%) VMS
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.60%) E-Commerce
3 17 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (9.93%) Project Management
5 11 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (7.09%) Waterfall
7 9 (6.38%) Analytics
7 9 (6.38%) Scrum
8 8 (5.67%) User Stories
9 6 (4.26%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (4.26%) Customer-Centricity
9 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (4.26%) Kanban
9 6 (4.26%) Logistics
9 6 (4.26%) Migration
9 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.26%) UML
10 5 (3.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.77%) Java
2 10 (7.09%) SQL
3 8 (5.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.13%) Python
5 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.42%) C
5 2 (1.42%) C#
5 2 (1.42%) Go
5 2 (1.42%) Java 8
5 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.42%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.71%) Korn
6 1 (0.71%) Perl
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
6 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.67%) Degree
2 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.71%) APMG
4 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.71%) MCITP
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) PMO
2 3 (2.13%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (9.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.13%) Docker
2 3 (2.13%) Postfix
3 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.84%) SCOM
1 4 (2.84%) Terraform
2 2 (1.42%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.71%) Ansible
3 1 (0.71%) Packer
3 1 (0.71%) Puppet
3 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.51%) VMware
3 10 (7.09%) SAP
4 8 (5.67%) Oracle
5 6 (4.26%) Google
6 5 (3.55%) IBM
7 3 (2.13%) Pega
7 3 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.13%) Twitter
7 3 (2.13%) webMethods
8 2 (1.42%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.42%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.71%) CA
9 1 (0.71%) Cisco
9 1 (0.71%) HP
9 1 (0.71%) JDA
9 1 (0.71%) Lotus
9 1 (0.71%) NetApp
9 1 (0.71%) Retek
9 1 (0.71%) Unisys