Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 33 39
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 +30
Contract jobs citing Retail 233 263 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.92% 4.99% 4.15%
As % of the General category 18.36% 16.48% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 179 157
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £163 £145 £278
90th Percentile £525 £550 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £11.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +278.26% -17.86% -30.00%
10th Percentile £41.75 £10.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £45.25 £12.25 £17.63
England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +39.29% -1.20%

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 1,269 1,596 1,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.82% 30.28% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 946 875
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 70 76
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £23.98 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -4.10% -15.61%
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.75 £12.55
90th Percentile £44.05 £36.73 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.83 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.32% -3.85% +14.64%

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 February 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 24 February 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 -7 79 £380 -6.17% 44
Coventry -9 62 £400 +6.67% 24
Staffordshire +4 28 £380 +1.33% 13
Warwickshire +12 17 £375 -6.25% 14
Herefordshire +11 5 £215 -36.30% 3
Solihull +3 5 - - 1
Wolverhampton +1 4 £150 - 2
Shropshire +3 3 - -
Worcestershire +2 3 £105 -66.40% 5
Kingswinford -2 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £425 - 2
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 55 (23.61%) E-Commerce
2 51 (21.89%) Finance
3 46 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (13.30%) SAP
5 29 (12.45%) Migration
6 26 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (9.87%) Project Management
8 20 (8.58%) JIRA
8 20 (8.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (8.15%) QA
9 19 (8.15%) FMCG
9 19 (8.15%) Microsoft
9 19 (8.15%) Scrum
10 17 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (6.87%) SQL
11 16 (6.87%) SAP Retail
11 16 (6.87%) User Experience
12 15 (6.44%) Test Automation
12 15 (6.44%) Microsoft Excel
13 14 (6.01%) ERP
13 14 (6.01%) PRINCE2
13 14 (6.01%) HTML
13 14 (6.01%) Web Services
13 14 (6.01%) Banking
14 13 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (5.58%) Test Scripting
15 12 (5.15%) Degree
15 12 (5.15%) Mobile App
15 12 (5.15%) SLA

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 3 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (1.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.43%) SAS
2 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (6.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.72%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (6.87%) SAP Retail
2 6 (2.58%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (2.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.29%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.29%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.86%) SAP CAR
4 2 (0.86%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.86%) SAP POS DM
5 1 (0.43%) Magento
5 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.43%) Primavera
5 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.29%) Office 365
4 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.58%) SMS
2 4 (1.72%) Firewall
2 4 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.29%) DHCP
3 3 (1.29%) FTP
3 3 (1.29%) LAN
3 3 (1.29%) WAN
4 2 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.43%) DAB
5 1 (0.43%) DNS
5 1 (0.43%) Internet
5 1 (0.43%) Intranet
5 1 (0.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.29%) MySQL
6 3 (1.29%) Power BI
6 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.86%) DB2
7 2 (0.86%) OLAP
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.86%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.86%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.43%) QlikView
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (8.58%) JIRA
2 9 (3.86%) SpecFlow
3 6 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.15%) JIRA Agile
5 4 (1.72%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.72%) HP UFT
5 4 (1.72%) Selenium
6 3 (1.29%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.29%) Grunt
6 3 (1.29%) gulp
6 3 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.29%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.86%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.86%) DbUnit
7 2 (0.86%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.86%) jMock
7 2 (0.86%) JUnit
7 2 (0.86%) Maven
7 2 (0.86%) Mockito
7 2 (0.86%) Xcode
General
1 51 (21.89%) Finance
2 14 (6.01%) Banking
3 8 (3.43%) Automotive
4 7 (3.00%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.58%) Games
5 6 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.15%) Marketing
6 5 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.72%) Legal
8 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.43%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 47 (20.17%) Analyst
2 33 (14.16%) Project Manager
3 21 (9.01%) Developer
4 18 (7.73%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.87%) Consultant
6 14 (6.01%) Test Analyst
7 13 (5.58%) Architect
8 10 (4.29%) Designer
9 9 (3.86%) Administrator
9 9 (3.86%) Product Manager
9 9 (3.86%) SAP Consultant
10 7 (3.00%) Applications Manager
10 7 (3.00%) Junior
10 7 (3.00%) Web Manager
10 7 (3.00%) Web Project Manager
11 6 (2.58%) Development Manager
11 6 (2.58%) Junior Project Manager
11 6 (2.58%) Security Manager
11 6 (2.58%) Software Project Manager
11 6 (2.58%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.01%) HTML
1 14 (6.01%) Web Services
2 8 (3.43%) CSS
3 7 (3.00%) SAP ALE
4 6 (2.58%) .NET
5 5 (2.15%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.15%) HTML5
5 5 (2.15%) jQuery
5 5 (2.15%) LAMP
5 5 (2.15%) Sass
6 4 (1.72%) J2EE
6 4 (1.72%) React
6 4 (1.72%) RESTful
7 3 (1.29%) Ajax
7 3 (1.29%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.29%) IDoc
7 3 (1.29%) MDX
7 3 (1.29%) SOAP
7 3 (1.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.15%) FMCG
3 16 (6.87%) User Experience
4 12 (5.15%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.72%) EPoS
5 11 (4.72%) NHS
6 7 (3.00%) AS400
7 6 (2.58%) PMI
8 5 (2.15%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.29%) Animation
9 3 (1.29%) CMDB
9 3 (1.29%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.29%) iSeries
9 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.86%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.43%) iPad
11 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.15%) Windows
2 6 (2.58%) Linux
3 5 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.72%) Android
4 4 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.72%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.29%) Unix
6 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.61%) E-Commerce
2 46 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (12.45%) Migration
4 26 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (9.87%) Project Management
6 20 (8.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (8.15%) Scrum
8 17 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (6.44%) Test Automation
10 14 (6.01%) ERP
10 14 (6.01%) PRINCE2
11 13 (5.58%) Test Scripting
12 12 (5.15%) DevOps
13 11 (4.72%) Change Management
13 11 (4.72%) Line Management
13 11 (4.72%) Logistics
14 10 (4.29%) CRM
14 10 (4.29%) Data Management
14 10 (4.29%) SAP Implementation
14 10 (4.29%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.87%) SQL
2 11 (4.72%) Java
3 10 (4.29%) C#
4 9 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.58%) ABAP
6 4 (1.72%) VB
6 4 (1.72%) VBScript
7 3 (1.29%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.29%) PHP
7 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.29%) RPG
7 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.86%) RPG III
9 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.43%) R
9 1 (0.43%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.43%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 12 (5.15%) Degree
2 10 (4.29%) PMP
3 8 (3.43%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.15%) QA
2 12 (5.15%) SLA
3 8 (3.43%) GDPR
3 8 (3.43%) PMO
4 7 (3.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.29%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.43%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (3.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.29%) Docker
3 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.86%) vSphere
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.86%) Ansible
1 2 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.43%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.43%) MOM
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.43%) SCCM
2 1 (0.43%) Terraform
2 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (13.30%) SAP
2 19 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.15%) Oracle
4 9 (3.86%) Google
5 5 (2.15%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.72%) Capita
7 3 (1.29%) IBM
7 3 (1.29%) Ingenico
7 3 (1.29%) Remedy
7 3 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.86%) Adobe
8 2 (0.86%) JDA
8 2 (0.86%) Kaseya
8 2 (0.86%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) Aruba
9 1 (0.43%) Demandware
9 1 (0.43%) Facebook
9 1 (0.43%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.43%) Tableau
9 1 (0.43%) Twitter