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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
Rank 374 375 373
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing FMCG 257 221 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 1.33% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 141 134
Average daily rate
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£405 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £26.75 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £11.50 -
% change year-on-year
+226.08% -

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
17922 16584 17034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 31.55% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11192 10372 9992
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 670 841
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.79 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FMCG within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

FMCG Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 October 2014. 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 -1 253 £410 -8.88% 90
London -13 133 £465 +3.33% 33
South East -31 24 £434 -0.91% 13
East Midlands +22 23 £375 - 3
East of England -4 22 £413 -4.06% 6
City of London +18 17 £575 +53.33% 10
Yorkshire +1 15 £325 -15.58% 18
North West -6 13 £400 +6.66% 6
Bedfordshire -5 11 £563 - 1
South Yorkshire - 11 £325 - 8
West Midlands - 10 £363 - 6
Nottinghamshire - 9 £338 - 1
Surrey -9 8 £463 +11.44% 1
Manchester -4 7 £350 - 5
South West -31 7 £160 -58.70% 2
Cambridgeshire - 7 £338 - 2
Uxbridge - 7 £168 - 1
Berkshire +13 6 £500 +100.00% 8
Middlesex +1 6 £175 -68.18%
Luton -18 6 £506 -
Lincolnshire - 6 £375 -
Derbyshire - 5 £363 -
Birmingham - 5 - -
West Yorkshire -6 4 £388 -8.82% 9
Hertfordshire -23 4 £380 -11.62% 3
Nottingham - 4 £300 -
Bradford -3 3 - - 6
Sheffield - 3 £325 - 1
Oxfordshire -8 2 £488 +2.63%
Slough - 2 - - 3

FMCG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 198 (37.79%) SAP
2 117 (22.33%) Retail
3 105 (20.04%) Finance
4 86 (16.41%) Manufacturing
5 80 (15.27%) Project Management
6 78 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 74 (14.12%) ERP
8 59 (11.26%) Marketing
9 54 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
10 51 (9.73%) CRM
11 50 (9.54%) Windows
12 48 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (8.40%) Change Management
14 43 (8.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 42 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (7.63%) Microsoft
17 36 (6.87%) PRINCE2
17 36 (6.87%) Logistics
17 36 (6.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 35 (6.68%) E-Commerce
19 32 (6.11%) Migration
20 31 (5.92%) MS Excel
20 31 (5.92%) Business Analysis
20 31 (5.92%) Degree
21 28 (5.34%) SAP Implementation
22 27 (5.15%) ITIL
23 26 (4.96%) Java
24 25 (4.77%) GAP Analysis
25 24 (4.58%) .NET
25 24 (4.58%) MS Office

FMCG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 21 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.10%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.72%) CMS
4 8 (1.53%) IBM Notes
5 7 (1.34%) Lotus Domino
5 7 (1.34%) Quickr
6 5 (0.95%) Lync
6 5 (0.95%) SAS
7 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.57%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.57%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.38%) SAP Portal
9 2 (0.38%) Kentico
9 2 (0.38%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.38%) Drupal
9 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.19%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 31 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.58%) MS Office
3 16 (3.05%) MS Project
3 16 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 24 (4.58%) SAP CO
2 14 (2.67%) SAP SD
3 12 (2.29%) SAP FI
3 12 (2.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 9 (1.72%) SAP SRM
5 6 (1.15%) SAP ERP
5 6 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.95%) SAP FSCM
7 4 (0.76%) SAP PLM
7 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.76%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.57%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.57%) Maximo
8 3 (0.57%) Magento
8 3 (0.57%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.72%) SaaS
1 9 (1.72%) Office 365
2 6 (1.15%) Force.com
3 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.19%) CheetahMail
4 1 (0.19%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.44%) LAN
1 18 (3.44%) WAN
2 13 (2.48%) Firewall
3 11 (2.10%) VoIP
4 9 (1.72%) Internet
5 8 (1.53%) Intranet
6 6 (1.15%) SNMP
6 6 (1.15%) DNS
7 3 (0.57%) SAN
7 3 (0.57%) HTTP
7 3 (0.57%) MPLS
8 2 (0.38%) Wireless
9 1 (0.19%) VLAN
9 1 (0.19%) WAAS
9 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.19%) VPN
9 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.01%) SAP BW
2 14 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.67%) Oracle BI EE
3 11 (2.10%) SAP BI
4 7 (1.34%) Big Data
5 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.76%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.38%) MS Access
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.38%) QlikView
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Subversion
1 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.19%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.19%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.19%) NUnit
2 1 (0.19%) LSMW
General
1 117 (22.33%) Retail
2 105 (20.04%) Finance
3 86 (16.41%) Manufacturing
4 59 (11.26%) Marketing
5 43 (8.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 23 (4.39%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.67%) Banking
8 12 (2.29%) Publishing
9 11 (2.10%) Legal
10 7 (1.34%) Automotive
10 7 (1.34%) Billing
11 5 (0.95%) Electronics
11 5 (0.95%) German Language
12 4 (0.76%) Front Office
12 4 (0.76%) Back Office
13 3 (0.57%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.57%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.38%) Russian Language
14 2 (0.38%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 109 (20.80%) Analyst
2 88 (16.79%) Consultant
3 62 (11.83%) Project Manager
4 50 (9.54%) Architect
5 47 (8.97%) SAP Consultant
6 45 (8.59%) Business Analyst
7 37 (7.06%) Developer
7 37 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (5.53%) SAP Manager
9 18 (3.44%) Siebel Analyst
10 14 (2.67%) SAP Analyst
11 13 (2.48%) Coordinator
11 13 (2.48%) Programme Manager
12 12 (2.29%) Solutions Analyst
13 11 (2.10%) Designer
13 11 (2.10%) SAP Project Manager
14 10 (1.91%) Data Analyst
14 10 (1.91%) Supply Chain Manager
14 10 (1.91%) PMO Analyst
15 9 (1.72%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.58%) .NET
2 12 (2.29%) HTML
3 10 (1.91%) CSS
4 9 (1.72%) XML
5 8 (1.53%) Web Services
6 7 (1.34%) HTML5
6 7 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (1.15%) Visualforce
7 6 (1.15%) CSS3
7 6 (1.15%) EDI
8 5 (0.95%) jQuery
8 5 (0.95%) SAP CO-PA
8 5 (0.95%) Mason
9 4 (0.76%) JSON
9 4 (0.76%) SOAP
9 4 (0.76%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.57%) Swing
10 3 (0.57%) WAP
10 3 (0.57%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.48%) User Experience
3 8 (1.53%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.53%) Smartphone
4 6 (1.15%) Statistics
4 6 (1.15%) PMI
4 6 (1.15%) Social Media
5 4 (0.76%) Digital Media
5 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (0.76%) Data Extraction
5 4 (0.76%) iSeries
5 4 (0.76%) Open Source
5 4 (0.76%) DTV
6 3 (0.57%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.57%) NHS
6 3 (0.57%) IPTV
6 3 (0.57%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.38%) TRADACOMS
7 2 (0.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.54%) Windows
2 15 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (2.48%) Windows 7
3 13 (2.48%) Linux
4 10 (1.91%) Windows 8
5 9 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.34%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.95%) UNIX
8 4 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.38%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.38%) Android
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (15.27%) Project Management
2 78 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 74 (14.12%) ERP
4 51 (9.73%) CRM
5 48 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (8.40%) Change Management
7 42 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (6.87%) PRINCE2
8 36 (6.87%) Logistics
8 36 (6.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 35 (6.68%) E-Commerce
10 32 (6.11%) Migration
11 31 (5.92%) Business Analysis
12 28 (5.34%) SAP Implementation
13 27 (5.15%) ITIL
14 25 (4.77%) GAP Analysis
15 24 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (4.20%) Analytics
17 20 (3.82%) Information Security
18 18 (3.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.96%) Java
2 21 (4.01%) SQL
3 12 (2.29%) C#
4 11 (2.10%) ABAP
5 8 (1.53%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.53%) VB.NET
6 7 (1.34%) C
6 7 (1.34%) VBA
7 6 (1.15%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.38%) R
9 1 (0.19%) Python
9 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.19%) PowerHouse
9 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) VB
9 1 (0.19%) Perl
9 1 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (5.92%) Degree
2 9 (1.72%) CISM
3 8 (1.53%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.53%) CISSP
4 7 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.15%) PMP
5 6 (1.15%) CIMA
5 6 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.95%) SAP Certification
7 4 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (0.76%) A+ Certification
7 4 (0.76%) MCP
7 4 (0.76%) ACCA
8 3 (0.57%) ISEB
8 3 (0.57%) CCA
8 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.38%) APMP
9 2 (0.38%) HND
9 2 (0.38%) CISA
9 2 (0.38%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.15%) QA
2 6 (1.15%) SLA
3 5 (0.95%) GMP
4 4 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.38%) GAAP
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
7 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.19%) GCP
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.34%) Terminal Server
3 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (1.72%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.95%) SCCM
2 5 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 198 (37.79%) SAP
2 40 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.82%) PeopleSoft
4 19 (3.63%) Siebel
5 16 (3.05%) Oracle
6 15 (2.86%) Citrix
7 14 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.10%) Lotus
9 9 (1.72%) VMware
10 8 (1.53%) RedPrairie
11 6 (1.15%) IBM
11 6 (1.15%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.15%) Cognos
12 5 (0.95%) AppSense
12 5 (0.95%) JD Edwards
12 5 (0.95%) hybris
13 4 (0.76%) webMethods
14 3 (0.57%) Remedy
14 3 (0.57%) ION Trading
14 3 (0.57%) Kronos
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