The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FMCG in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FMCG over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
Rank 33 31 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing FMCG 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.17% 2.29% 2.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.60% 9.33% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate - £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.50 - -
FMCG
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
106 75 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.82% 24.51% 37.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 40 50
Average daily rate £375 £330 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £190 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

FMCG
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FMCG across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

FMCG Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

FMCG
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FMCG across the Merseyside region.

FMCG Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

FMCG
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FMCG across the Merseyside region.

FMCG Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

FMCG
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing FMCG also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FMCG.

1 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) CISM
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) CISSP
2 4 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 4 (33.33%) SAP APO
2 4 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Android
2 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet

FMCG
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing FMCG also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FMCG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SAP APO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SAP BW
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Security Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Process Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) SAP APO Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Project Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Senior PMO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Android
1 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CISM
1 4 (33.33%) CISSP
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy