The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FMCG in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FMCG over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
Rank 459 375 359
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -16
Contract jobs citing FMCG 202 273 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 1.54% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 157 164
Average daily rate £405 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £443 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.95 £24.00 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.54% -48.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +71.42%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18209 17679 17519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.58% 31.66% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11843 10703 10683
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 696 759
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

FMCG
Jobs Demand Trend

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

FMCG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FMCG
Daily Rate Trend

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

FMCG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FMCG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FMCG within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

FMCG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FMCG
Hourly Rate Trend

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

FMCG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FMCG
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FMCG within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -74 199 £405 -4.70% 54
London -16 122 £368 -8.12% 21
South East -28 31 £438 +0.74% 16
North West -19 17 £435 -3.33% 4
Berkshire +10 15 £400 -1.84% 3
East Midlands +9 11 £431 +1.47% 3
Manchester -18 11 £435 -20.90% 3
Hertfordshire +9 8 £438 +22.37% 1
East of England -9 8 £438 -7.89% 3
Merseyside -1 6 - -
Surrey -16 6 £488 -9.30% 5
Derbyshire +8 4 £300 +6.19%
Yorkshire +2 4 £345 +25.45% 2
Brentford +1 4 £300 -7.69%
West Midlands -8 4 £650 - 4
Nottinghamshire - 4 £438 - 1
City of London +34 3 £338 -20.58% 2
Slough +12 3 £400 - 1
Chesterfield +4 3 £275 -2.65%
Hampshire -1 3 £425 +102.38% 3
South West -2 3 £250 -37.50% 1
Reading -14 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 1
Watford +9 2 £510 +50.00% 1
Leicestershire +3 2 £450 -2.70%
Wirral +2 2 - -
Stevenage +1 2 £313 -3.84%
Bristol -4 2 £250 -35.48% 1
Middlesex -10 2 £625 +46.62%

FMCG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 120 (30.77%) SAP
2 89 (22.82%) Retail
3 74 (18.97%) Project Management
4 61 (15.64%) Finance
5 54 (13.85%) ERP
6 51 (13.08%) Manufacturing
7 48 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
8 44 (11.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 43 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (10.00%) ITIL
10 39 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (9.23%) Information Security
13 34 (8.72%) Marketing
14 32 (8.21%) Migration
14 32 (8.21%) SQL
15 31 (7.95%) Oracle
16 30 (7.69%) Microsoft
17 29 (7.44%) Change Management
18 28 (7.18%) Windows
19 26 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
20 25 (6.41%) CRM
21 23 (5.90%) Six Sigma
21 23 (5.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 22 (5.64%) Logistics
22 22 (5.64%) MS Excel
23 20 (5.13%) E-Commerce
23 20 (5.13%) PRINCE2
24 19 (4.87%) Data Migration
24 19 (4.87%) Analytics

FMCG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.10%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.54%) IIS
4 6 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.28%) CMS
5 5 (1.28%) iPlanet
5 5 (1.28%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.77%) JBoss
6 3 (0.77%) SAS
6 3 (0.77%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 22 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (3.33%) MS Office
4 8 (2.05%) MS Project
5 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (2.05%) SAP MM
3 7 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.79%) SAP R/3
4 6 (1.54%) SAP HR
5 5 (1.28%) BusinessWare
5 5 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (1.03%) SAP CO
6 4 (1.03%) SAP FI
6 4 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (1.03%) SAP SRM
7 3 (0.77%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.77%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.77%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.51%) MFGPRO
8 2 (0.51%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.51%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.51%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.51%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.05%) Office 365
2 5 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.51%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.26%) GitHub
5 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.26%) SmartFocus
5 1 (0.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.56%) Firewall
2 6 (1.54%) Network Security
3 5 (1.28%) LAN
3 5 (1.28%) WAN
4 4 (1.03%) Internet
4 4 (1.03%) SAN
4 4 (1.03%) VoIP
5 3 (0.77%) Converged Networks
5 3 (0.77%) Intranet
5 3 (0.77%) MPLS
6 2 (0.51%) DNS
6 2 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.51%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.51%) Skype
6 2 (0.51%) WebEx
7 1 (0.26%) DHCP
7 1 (0.26%) SNMP
7 1 (0.26%) VLAN
7 1 (0.26%) VPN
7 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (2.82%) SAP BW
4 10 (2.56%) QlikView
5 9 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.05%) DB2
6 8 (2.05%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.54%) Big Data
9 5 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.28%) DB2 UDB
10 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.03%) SAP BI
11 3 (0.77%) MySQL
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.77%) LSMW
2 1 (0.26%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.26%) VersionOne
General
1 89 (22.82%) Retail
2 61 (15.64%) Finance
3 51 (13.08%) Manufacturing
4 44 (11.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 34 (8.72%) Marketing
6 8 (2.05%) Legal
7 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.28%) Banking
9 3 (0.77%) Advertising
9 3 (0.77%) Publishing
10 2 (0.51%) Automotive
10 2 (0.51%) Back Office
10 2 (0.51%) Billing
10 2 (0.51%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 87 (22.31%) Analyst
2 61 (15.64%) Consultant
3 59 (15.13%) Project Manager
4 38 (9.74%) Architect
4 38 (9.74%) SAP Consultant
5 35 (8.97%) Business Analyst
6 23 (5.90%) Data Analyst
6 23 (5.90%) Developer
6 23 (5.90%) SAP Manager
7 17 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (4.10%) Functional Consultant
9 13 (3.33%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 12 (3.08%) SAP Analyst
10 12 (3.08%) Supply Chain Analyst
11 9 (2.31%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (2.31%) IT Manager
12 8 (2.05%) Data Manager
12 8 (2.05%) SAP Business Analyst
12 8 (2.05%) Security Consultant
12 8 (2.05%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.08%) .NET
1 12 (3.08%) Middleware
2 9 (2.31%) HTML
3 8 (2.05%) CSS
4 5 (1.28%) MSMQ
5 3 (0.77%) EDI
5 3 (0.77%) HTML5
5 3 (0.77%) SAP Fiori
5 3 (0.77%) Web Services
5 3 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.51%) BAPI
6 2 (0.51%) CSS3
6 2 (0.51%) jQuery
6 2 (0.51%) JSON
6 2 (0.51%) XML
7 1 (0.26%) ATL
7 1 (0.26%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.26%) SOAP
7 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.59%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.54%) AS400
4 6 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.54%) User Experience
5 5 (1.28%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.28%) iPad
6 4 (1.03%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.77%) DataPower
7 3 (0.77%) Life Science
7 3 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (0.77%) Photography
7 3 (0.77%) Physics
7 3 (0.77%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.77%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (0.77%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.51%) EPoS
8 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.18%) Windows
2 16 (4.10%) Linux
3 13 (3.33%) Unix
4 12 (3.08%) AIX
5 8 (2.05%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.54%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.28%) Android
8 5 (1.28%) Solaris
8 5 (1.28%) zOS
9 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.77%) SUSE
10 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.97%) Project Management
2 54 (13.85%) ERP
3 43 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (10.00%) ITIL
5 38 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (9.23%) Information Security
7 32 (8.21%) Migration
8 29 (7.44%) Change Management
9 26 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (6.41%) CRM
11 23 (5.90%) Six Sigma
11 23 (5.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 22 (5.64%) Logistics
13 20 (5.13%) E-Commerce
13 20 (5.13%) PRINCE2
14 19 (4.87%) Analytics
14 19 (4.87%) Data Migration
15 18 (4.62%) Lean Six Sigma
16 17 (4.36%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.21%) SQL
2 11 (2.82%) Java
2 11 (2.82%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.03%) ABAP
3 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.77%) Perl
4 3 (0.77%) PHP
4 3 (0.77%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.77%) T-SQL
4 3 (0.77%) VBA
5 2 (0.51%) C
5 2 (0.51%) C#
5 2 (0.51%) Korn
5 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.51%) VB
6 1 (0.26%) COBOL
6 1 (0.26%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (3.59%) SAP Certification
2 13 (3.33%) Degree
3 12 (3.08%) CISM
3 12 (3.08%) CISSP
4 8 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 5 (1.28%) CCSP
5 5 (1.28%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.28%) PMP
6 4 (1.03%) CISA
6 4 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.77%) CCNA
7 3 (0.77%) PhD
7 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.51%) ACCA
8 2 (0.51%) CIMA
8 2 (0.51%) CRISC
8 2 (0.51%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.82%) COBIT
2 11 (2.82%) GxP
3 9 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.54%) QA
4 6 (1.54%) SLA
5 4 (1.03%) GMP
6 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.51%) GCP
7 2 (0.51%) GLP
8 1 (0.26%) GAAP
8 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.54%) vSphere
4 5 (1.28%) ClearTrust
5 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.26%) NFS
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.28%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.03%) SCCM
2 4 (1.03%) SCOM
3 3 (0.77%) Puppet
3 3 (0.77%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.51%) Ansible
5 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 120 (30.77%) SAP
2 31 (7.95%) Oracle
3 30 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.36%) IBM
5 14 (3.59%) JD Edwards
6 11 (2.82%) Adobe
7 10 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (2.31%) VMware
9 7 (1.79%) Informatica
9 7 (1.79%) Teradata
10 6 (1.54%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.28%) BEA
11 5 (1.28%) CA
11 5 (1.28%) Citrix
11 5 (1.28%) HP
11 5 (1.28%) OpenText
11 5 (1.28%) Vitria
12 4 (1.03%) Cognos
12 4 (1.03%) webMethods
13 3 (0.77%) Sun
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