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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
Rank 369 332 307
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -25
Contract jobs citing FMCG 261 276 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.51% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.54% 1.63% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 166 168
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£425 £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.60% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £443
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £24.00 £47.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.93% +10.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £14.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+71.42% +21.73%

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
16952 16963 14865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.32% 31.08% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10531 8844
Average daily rate £420 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 663 636
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.78 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% -7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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
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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 -28 247 £425 -10.52% 68
London -16 126 £400 -17.09% 24
South East -41 35 £435 -3.33% 9
North West +7 34 £450 -25.00% 6
Manchester +11 25 £425 -29.16% 5
East of England +32 21 £475 +13.09% 11
Bedfordshire +14 17 £475 +13.09% 1
South West +8 13 £400 - 6
Luton - 13 £475 -
Surrey -5 10 £538 +23.56% 1
Berkshire -7 10 £431 +2.98% 4
City of London -28 10 £375 -26.82% 1
Merseyside - 9 £450 -
Brentford - 9 £325 -
Middlesex +11 8 £426 -5.27%
East Midlands -6 8 £425 +142.85% 4
Uxbridge +4 6 £346 -27.86% 2
West Midlands -11 6 - -
Gloucestershire - 6 - -
Derbyshire +6 5 £283 -
Bristol +3 5 £388 - 6
Hampshire -15 5 £210 -61.81% 1
Gloucester - 5 - -
Chesterfield +8 4 £283 -
Hertfordshire +5 4 £358 -1.37% 8
Maidenhead +4 4 £413 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 - -
Liverpool - 4 £450 -
Birmingham -2 3 - -
Scotland -9 3 £303 -19.33%

FMCG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 212 (41.98%) SAP
2 112 (22.18%) Retail
3 96 (19.01%) Pharmaceutical
4 93 (18.42%) Project Management
5 76 (15.05%) Manufacturing
6 75 (14.85%) Finance
7 64 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 54 (10.69%) ERP
9 46 (9.11%) Migration
10 43 (8.51%) Change Management
11 42 (8.32%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (8.32%) Marketing
12 41 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
13 38 (7.52%) ITIL
14 32 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (6.34%) Windows
14 32 (6.34%) Data Migration
15 31 (6.14%) CRM
16 30 (5.94%) E-Commerce
17 26 (5.15%) SQL
18 25 (4.95%) PRINCE2
18 25 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
19 24 (4.75%) Degree
20 23 (4.55%) Java
20 23 (4.55%) SAP SD
20 23 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 22 (4.36%) MS Office
21 22 (4.36%) Logistics
22 21 (4.16%) SAP BW
22 21 (4.16%) Analytics

FMCG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 9 (1.78%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.58%) SAS
3 5 (0.99%) CMS
4 4 (0.79%) MS Project Server
4 4 (0.79%) Confluence
5 3 (0.59%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.40%) IIS
6 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) Liferay
7 1 (0.20%) Lync
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.20%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (4.36%) MS Office
2 19 (3.76%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.18%) MS Project
4 7 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.40%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.20%) SPSS
7 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (4.55%) SAP SD
2 16 (3.17%) SAP FI
2 16 (3.17%) SAP CO
3 15 (2.97%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (2.38%) SAP MM
5 11 (2.18%) SAP APO
6 7 (1.39%) SAP WM
6 7 (1.39%) SAP FI-AP
7 6 (1.19%) SAP PP
8 5 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.79%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.79%) SAP GRC
9 4 (0.79%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.59%) SAP LE
10 3 (0.59%) SAP SRM
10 3 (0.59%) SAP PM
10 3 (0.59%) SAP MDM
11 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.40%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.40%) SaaS
1 2 (0.40%) PaaS
1 2 (0.40%) Office 365
2 1 (0.20%) IaaS
2 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.20%) FinancialForce.com
2 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.78%) LAN
2 7 (1.39%) Wireless
3 6 (1.19%) WAN
4 4 (0.79%) DNS
4 4 (0.79%) CTI
5 3 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.59%) Firewall
6 2 (0.40%) SNMP
6 2 (0.40%) DHCP
6 2 (0.40%) Intranet
6 2 (0.40%) MPLS
7 1 (0.20%) OSPF
7 1 (0.20%) BGP
7 1 (0.20%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.20%) Network Security
7 1 (0.20%) NAS
7 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.20%) FTP
7 1 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.16%) SAP BW
2 20 (3.96%) QlikView
3 8 (1.58%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.19%) DB2
5 5 (0.99%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.99%) SAP BI
5 5 (0.99%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.99%) Big Data
6 4 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (2.18%) JUnit
1 11 (2.18%) Selenium
2 9 (1.78%) JIRA
3 8 (1.58%) LSMW
4 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.20%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.20%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.20%) ERwin
5 1 (0.20%) ProC
General
1 112 (22.18%) Retail
2 96 (19.01%) Pharmaceutical
3 76 (15.05%) Manufacturing
4 75 (14.85%) Finance
5 42 (8.32%) Marketing
6 13 (2.57%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.18%) Banking
7 11 (2.18%) Advertising
8 9 (1.78%) Electronics
8 9 (1.78%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.58%) Publishing
10 6 (1.19%) Games
11 5 (0.99%) Legal
12 4 (0.79%) Back Office
13 2 (0.40%) Front Office
13 2 (0.40%) German Language
14 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.20%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 108 (21.39%) Analyst
2 92 (18.22%) Consultant
3 77 (15.25%) Project Manager
4 72 (14.26%) SAP Consultant
5 39 (7.72%) Business Analyst
6 35 (6.93%) SAP Manager
7 30 (5.94%) Developer
8 27 (5.35%) Architect
8 27 (5.35%) Data Analyst
9 17 (3.37%) Programme Manager
10 16 (3.17%) Functional Analyst
11 12 (2.38%) Hybris Developer
11 12 (2.38%) SAP Project Manager
12 11 (2.18%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
12 11 (2.18%) IT Project Manager
12 11 (2.18%) Desktop Support
13 9 (1.78%) Security Consultant
13 9 (1.78%) SAP Analyst
13 9 (1.78%) PMO Manager
14 8 (1.58%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.56%) .NET
2 12 (2.38%) Spring
3 8 (1.58%) HTML
4 7 (1.39%) CSS
4 7 (1.39%) EDI
5 6 (1.19%) XML
6 5 (0.99%) Web Services
7 4 (0.79%) Web Dynpro
7 4 (0.79%) Hibernate
7 4 (0.79%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (0.59%) CSS3
8 3 (0.59%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.59%) HTML5
8 3 (0.59%) Middleware
9 2 (0.40%) EDIFACT
9 2 (0.40%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.40%) jQuery
9 2 (0.40%) SAP CO-PA
9 2 (0.40%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.56%) User Experience
3 10 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.19%) E-Learning
5 5 (0.99%) Data Integration
6 4 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (0.79%) Taxonomies
7 3 (0.59%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.59%) DTV
7 3 (0.59%) LIMS
7 3 (0.59%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.59%) Social Media
8 2 (0.40%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.40%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.40%) TRADACOMS
8 2 (0.40%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.40%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.40%) CESG
8 2 (0.40%) Economics
8 2 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.34%) Windows
2 19 (3.76%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.78%) Windows 8
4 9 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (1.78%) UNIX
5 5 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.79%) Linux
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.20%) Android
7 1 (0.20%) Solaris
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (18.42%) Project Management
2 64 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (10.69%) ERP
4 46 (9.11%) Migration
5 43 (8.51%) Change Management
6 42 (8.32%) Business Intelligence
7 38 (7.52%) ITIL
8 32 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (6.34%) Data Migration
9 31 (6.14%) CRM
10 30 (5.94%) E-Commerce
11 25 (4.95%) PRINCE2
11 25 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 22 (4.36%) Logistics
14 21 (4.16%) Analytics
15 20 (3.96%) Business Analysis
16 19 (3.76%) Six Sigma
16 19 (3.76%) Service Delivery
17 17 (3.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.15%) SQL
2 23 (4.55%) Java
3 14 (2.77%) ABAP
4 8 (1.58%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.58%) C#
5 4 (0.79%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.59%) C
6 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.59%) Objective-C
6 3 (0.59%) PHP
6 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.59%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.40%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.40%) C++
8 1 (0.20%) VBScript
8 1 (0.20%) VB
8 1 (0.20%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.20%) VBA
8 1 (0.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (4.75%) Degree
2 18 (3.56%) SAP Certification
3 11 (2.18%) PMP
3 11 (2.18%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.99%) ISEB
5 4 (0.79%) CISSP
5 4 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.79%) ACCA
5 4 (0.79%) CISM
6 2 (0.40%) CIMA
6 2 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (0.40%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.20%) RHCE
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PhD
7 1 (0.20%) CCNP
7 1 (0.20%) CEH
7 1 (0.20%) CISA
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.56%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.39%) SLA
4 6 (1.19%) GxP
4 6 (1.19%) COBIT
5 3 (0.59%) QA
5 3 (0.59%) GCP
5 3 (0.59%) GMP
6 2 (0.40%) GLP
6 2 (0.40%) GAMP
7 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) DICOM
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.20%) Samba
3 1 (0.20%) Cronacle
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.20%) vSphere
3 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (0.59%) SCCM
1 3 (0.59%) Puppet
2 2 (0.40%) SCOM
2 2 (0.40%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.20%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 212 (41.98%) SAP
2 19 (3.76%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (3.37%) Teradata
5 16 (3.17%) Informatica
6 14 (2.77%) Oracle
7 12 (2.38%) hybris
8 7 (1.39%) Siebel
9 6 (1.19%) Cognos
10 5 (0.99%) Cisco
11 4 (0.79%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.79%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.79%) Adobe
11 4 (0.79%) Citrix
11 4 (0.79%) VMware
12 3 (0.59%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.59%) Ariba
12 3 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (0.59%) Nortel
12 3 (0.59%) Apple
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