Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 33 50
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail 227 219 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.36% 4.93% 3.61%
As % of the General category 17.45% 16.57% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 181 124
West Midlands median daily rate £403 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -3.03% +11.86%
10th Percentile £235 £200 £280
90th Percentile £525 £500 £535
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.41 £17.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.83% -53.33% +56.25%
10th Percentile £10.24 £16.25 £13.03
90th Percentile £12.00 £18.75 £58.10
England median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £14.13
% change year-on-year +5.17% +2.65% -19.29%

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 1,301 1,322 1,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.01% 29.79% 26.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 817 962
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £259 £254 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £556
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 58 48
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.50 £24.48 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.24% +23.58% -30.74%
10th Percentile £11.21 £13.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £39.13 £51.50 £38.83
England median hourly rate £26.93 £24.23 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.17% -3.10% +11.11%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 79 £419 +4.69% 38
Coventry -15 47 £425 +8.97% 18
Warwickshire -2 22 £420 +40.00% 15
Herefordshire +10 17 £240 -20.00% 2
Solihull +4 17 £288 -27.90% 5
Staffordshire -5 16 £400 +1.59% 9
Worcestershire -10 5 £338 -10.00% 7
Kingswinford - 3 £350 -
West Bromwich +10 2 £475 +11.76%
Wolverhampton -6 2 £355 +136.67% 1
Dudley -4 1 - -
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 68 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.35%) E-Commerce
3 41 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (14.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (14.10%) Finance
6 31 (13.66%) Project Management
7 28 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (12.33%) Migration
8 27 (11.89%) JIRA
9 26 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (11.01%) Microsoft
11 24 (10.57%) Scrum
12 22 (9.69%) SC Cleared
12 22 (9.69%) Security Cleared
13 20 (8.81%) QA
13 20 (8.81%) Waterfall
13 20 (8.81%) NHS
13 20 (8.81%) TDD
13 20 (8.81%) PMO
14 18 (7.93%) Logistics
14 18 (7.93%) Business Analysis
14 18 (7.93%) Windows
15 17 (7.49%) SQL
16 16 (7.05%) HTML
16 16 (7.05%) SQL Server
16 16 (7.05%) WAN
16 16 (7.05%) Test Automation
16 16 (7.05%) User Experience
17 15 (6.61%) Web Services
18 14 (6.17%) FMCG

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 (1.76%) Confluence
2 2 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (0.88%) SAS
2 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.88%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.88%) Revit
4 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (3.08%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Actimize
3 1 (0.44%) iTrent
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 9 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.88%) Office 365
5 2 (0.88%) Route 53
6 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.05%) WAN
2 6 (2.64%) Cisco ISE
2 6 (2.64%) Firewall
3 5 (2.20%) LAN
4 3 (1.32%) DHCP
4 3 (1.32%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.32%) SMS
4 3 (1.32%) VPN
4 3 (1.32%) Wireless
5 2 (0.88%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.88%) VoIP
6 1 (0.44%) DNS
6 1 (0.44%) FTP
6 1 (0.44%) Internet
6 1 (0.44%) Intranet
6 1 (0.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (7.05%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.20%) Power BI
5 5 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.76%) Big Data
7 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.44%) Cloud Spanner
9 1 (0.44%) MS Access
9 1 (0.44%) OLAP
9 1 (0.44%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (11.89%) JIRA
2 11 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.96%) SpecFlow
4 8 (3.52%) JIRA Agile
5 7 (3.08%) Axure RP
6 5 (2.20%) DbUnit
6 5 (2.20%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.20%) jMock
6 5 (2.20%) JUnit
6 5 (2.20%) Maven
6 5 (2.20%) Mockito
6 5 (2.20%) SonarQube
7 4 (1.76%) Selenium
7 4 (1.76%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.88%) Hudson
8 2 (0.88%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.88%) JMeter
8 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (14.10%) Finance
2 7 (3.08%) Automotive
2 7 (3.08%) Banking
3 5 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.76%) Legal
4 4 (1.76%) Marketing
5 3 (1.32%) Back Office
5 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) Games
6 2 (0.88%) Retail Finance
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (25.11%) Analyst
2 32 (14.10%) Business Analyst
2 32 (14.10%) Project Manager
3 22 (9.69%) Developer
4 20 (8.81%) Architect
5 12 (5.29%) Consultant
5 12 (5.29%) IT Manager
6 11 (4.85%) Product Manager
7 9 (3.96%) QA Analyst
8 8 (3.52%) IT Project Manager
8 8 (3.52%) Process Analyst
8 8 (3.52%) Scrum Master
8 8 (3.52%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.08%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (3.08%) Designer
9 7 (3.08%) Development Manager
9 7 (3.08%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (3.08%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.08%) UX Designer
10 6 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.05%) HTML
2 15 (6.61%) Web Services
3 11 (4.85%) RESTful
4 10 (4.41%) .NET
4 10 (4.41%) Gherkin
5 8 (3.52%) CSS
5 8 (3.52%) J2EE
6 7 (3.08%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.64%) SOAP
7 6 (2.64%) Spring
7 6 (2.64%) XML
8 5 (2.20%) Apache Camel
8 5 (2.20%) HTML5
8 5 (2.20%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (2.20%) PowerMock
8 5 (2.20%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.76%) CSS3
9 4 (1.76%) jQuery
9 4 (1.76%) React
10 3 (1.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.81%) NHS
3 16 (7.05%) User Experience
4 14 (6.17%) FMCG
5 7 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.08%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.20%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.76%) EPoS
8 3 (1.32%) AS400
8 3 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.88%) iPad
10 1 (0.44%) CMDB
10 1 (0.44%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.44%) iSeries
10 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.93%) Windows
2 5 (2.20%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.32%) Linux
3 3 (1.32%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.32%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Unix
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.35%) E-Commerce
3 33 (14.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (13.66%) Project Management
5 28 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (12.33%) Migration
6 24 (10.57%) Scrum
7 20 (8.81%) TDD
7 20 (8.81%) Waterfall
8 18 (7.93%) Business Analysis
8 18 (7.93%) Logistics
9 16 (7.05%) Test Automation
10 14 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (5.29%) Acceptance Criteria
11 12 (5.29%) ITIL
11 12 (5.29%) Performance Testing
11 12 (5.29%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (5.29%) SDLC
12 11 (4.85%) BDD
13 10 (4.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.49%) SQL
2 13 (5.73%) Java
3 11 (4.85%) C#
4 7 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.76%) Python
6 3 (1.32%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.44%) C
8 1 (0.44%) Caml Language
8 1 (0.44%) Groovy
8 1 (0.44%) Perl
8 1 (0.44%) R
8 1 (0.44%) Ruby
8 1 (0.44%) Scala
8 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (9.69%) SC Cleared
1 22 (9.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.20%) CCNA
2 5 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.76%) Degree
4 2 (0.88%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.88%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.88%) ISEB
4 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.88%) PMP
4 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.44%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.81%) PMO
1 20 (8.81%) QA
2 8 (3.52%) GDPR
3 4 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.88%) SLA
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.20%) Docker
3 5 (2.20%) vSphere
4 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.20%) Terraform
2 4 (1.76%) Puppet
3 3 (1.32%) Ansible
3 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.88%) SCCM
5 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.44%) MOM
5 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.73%) Cisco
2 13 (5.73%) Oracle
3 12 (5.29%) Google
4 10 (4.41%) Meraki
5 9 (3.96%) VMware
6 6 (2.64%) SAP
7 4 (1.76%) Tableau
8 3 (1.32%) Aruba
8 3 (1.32%) F5
8 3 (1.32%) Juniper
8 3 (1.32%) Remedy
8 3 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.88%) ATG
9 2 (0.88%) BT
9 2 (0.88%) IBM
9 2 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.44%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.44%) McAfee
10 1 (0.44%) Retek