The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FMCG in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FMCG over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
UK
Rank 456 439 379
Rank change year-on-year -17 -60  
Contract jobs citing FMCG 144 191 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.36% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 1.17% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 71 145
Median daily rate £425 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -7.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £434
% change year-on-year +6.25% -7.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.10 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.32% +21.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - -

FMCG is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14330 16380 15830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 31.01% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9234 10679 9585
Median daily rate £443 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 554 655
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

FMCG
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing FMCG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FMCG over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing FMCG over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FMCG within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 137 £425 +2.71% 53
London -15 73 £420 -0.88% 21
North West +18 20 £400 +8.10% 8
Manchester +22 15 £400 +8.10% 4
South East +3 14 £433 +8.12% 11
West Midlands +16 6 £413 +5.43% 4
Berkshire +16 6 - - 4
Yorkshire +13 6 £494 +54.90% 7
West Yorkshire +9 6 £494 +41.07% 4
Birmingham +7 6 £413 - 2
South West +5 6 £450 +80.00%
Staffordshire +6 4 £419 -
Bracknell +5 4 - - 1
Swindon - 4 £450 -
Tamworth - 4 £419 -
Wiltshire - 4 £450 -
Hampshire +7 3 £190 -55.29% 1
Durham -1 3 - -
North East -4 3 - -
Merseyside -8 3 £365 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £600 +33.33% 2
Wakefield - 3 £450 -
Southampton - 3 £190 -
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 - - 1
Wirral +3 2 £365 -
Brentford -1 2 - -
Milton Keynes -7 2 £600 +33.33%
Hertfordshire -10 2 £325 -23.52%
East of England -11 2 £325 -23.52%

FMCG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FMCG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FMCG.

1 108 (34.73%) SAP
2 82 (26.37%) Retail
3 71 (22.83%) ERP
4 63 (20.26%) Manufacturing
5 59 (18.97%) Project Management
6 51 (16.40%) Finance
7 46 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (14.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 41 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (11.90%) Marketing
11 31 (9.97%) SQL
12 29 (9.32%) PMO
13 28 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (9.00%) Microsoft
13 28 (9.00%) Migration
14 26 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (7.07%) MS Excel
15 22 (7.07%) E-Commerce
16 21 (6.75%) MS Office
16 21 (6.75%) Logistics
16 21 (6.75%) Analytics
17 19 (6.11%) Data Analysis
18 18 (5.79%) Change Management
18 18 (5.79%) Risk Management
19 17 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
20 16 (5.14%) Data Migration
20 16 (5.14%) Business Analysis
20 16 (5.14%) MS PowerPoint
21 14 (4.50%) Tableau
21 14 (4.50%) Digital Marketing

FMCG
Top Related IT Skills 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 8 (2.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.61%) SAS
3 4 (1.29%) CMS
4 2 (0.64%) Apache
4 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.75%) MS Office
3 16 (5.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (1.61%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.96%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.96%) MS Project
7 2 (0.64%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.64%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (4.18%) SAP PP
2 9 (2.89%) SAP CO
3 8 (2.57%) SAP FI
4 7 (2.25%) SAP APO
4 7 (2.25%) Sprinklr
5 6 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (1.93%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (1.93%) SAP PP-PI
5 6 (1.93%) SAP SD
6 5 (1.61%) Movex
6 5 (1.61%) SAP ERP
6 5 (1.61%) SAP PLM
7 4 (1.29%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 4 (1.29%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.96%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.96%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.96%) SAP PM
8 3 (0.96%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.25%) Office 365
2 6 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.64%) PaaS
4 2 (0.64%) SaaS
4 2 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.64%) Veeva
4 2 (0.64%) Yammer
5 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.61%) Network Security
2 4 (1.29%) Intranet
3 3 (0.96%) Firewall
4 2 (0.64%) VoIP
4 2 (0.64%) VPN
4 2 (0.64%) WebEx
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.32%) DHCP
5 1 (0.32%) DNS
5 1 (0.32%) Internet
5 1 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.32%) NFC
5 1 (0.32%) RFID
5 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.93%) MySQL
1 6 (1.93%) SQL Server
1 6 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (1.61%) Big Data
2 5 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.64%) Power BI
4 2 (0.64%) QlikView
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.32%) MS Access
5 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.32%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.29%) JIRA
2 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.64%) Ant
3 2 (0.64%) Gradle
3 2 (0.64%) Maven
3 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) Axure RP
General
1 82 (26.37%) Retail
2 63 (20.26%) Manufacturing
3 51 (16.40%) Finance
4 44 (14.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 37 (11.90%) Marketing
6 8 (2.57%) Advertising
6 8 (2.57%) Legal
6 8 (2.57%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.25%) Games
8 3 (0.96%) Billing
9 2 (0.64%) Back Office
9 2 (0.64%) Electronics
9 2 (0.64%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.32%) Banking
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (21.22%) Consultant
2 57 (18.33%) Analyst
3 51 (16.40%) Project Manager
4 40 (12.86%) SAP Consultant
5 27 (8.68%) Business Analyst
6 24 (7.72%) Developer
7 20 (6.43%) Architect
8 18 (5.79%) Data Analyst
9 15 (4.82%) Digital Project Manager
10 14 (4.50%) SAP Manager
11 13 (4.18%) IT Manager
11 13 (4.18%) SAP PP Consultant
12 9 (2.89%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (2.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 9 (2.89%) SAP Analyst
12 9 (2.89%) SAP MM Consultant
12 9 (2.89%) Senior Manager
13 8 (2.57%) ERP Manager
13 8 (2.57%) SAP Project Manager
14 7 (2.25%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (0.96%) .NET
2 3 (0.96%) HTML
3 2 (0.64%) CSS
3 2 (0.64%) EDI
3 2 (0.64%) J2EE
3 2 (0.64%) JSON
3 2 (0.64%) Spring
3 2 (0.64%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (0.64%) WPF
4 1 (0.32%) ATL
4 1 (0.32%) jQuery
4 1 (0.32%) Mason
4 1 (0.32%) Node.js
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.32%) SAPUI5
4 1 (0.32%) Swagger
4 1 (0.32%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.32%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.54%) Social Media
3 10 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.61%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.29%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.96%) LIMS
7 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.64%) Animation
8 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.64%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.64%) Life Science
8 2 (0.64%) Replication
8 2 (0.64%) User Experience
9 1 (0.32%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.32%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.32%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.32%) SCADA
9 1 (0.32%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.29%) Windows
2 3 (0.96%) Linux
3 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.32%) Unix
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (22.83%) ERP
2 59 (18.97%) Project Management
3 46 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (9.00%) Migration
6 22 (7.07%) E-Commerce
7 21 (6.75%) Analytics
7 21 (6.75%) Logistics
8 19 (6.11%) Data Analysis
9 18 (5.79%) Change Management
9 18 (5.79%) Risk Management
10 17 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (5.14%) Business Analysis
11 16 (5.14%) Data Migration
12 14 (4.50%) Digital Marketing
13 12 (3.86%) Coaching
13 12 (3.86%) Procure-to-Pay
14 11 (3.54%) Data Modelling
14 11 (3.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.97%) SQL
2 8 (2.57%) C#
3 7 (2.25%) VBA
4 6 (1.93%) C
4 6 (1.93%) Java
4 6 (1.93%) Python
5 5 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.29%) R
7 2 (0.64%) ABAP
7 2 (0.64%) Clojure
7 2 (0.64%) Delphi
7 2 (0.64%) Go
7 2 (0.64%) Rust
7 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (3.86%) Degree
2 5 (1.61%) CISA
2 5 (1.61%) PMP
3 4 (1.29%) PhD
4 3 (0.96%) CISM
4 3 (0.96%) CISSP
4 3 (0.96%) CRISC
5 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ACCA
6 1 (0.32%) CIMA
6 1 (0.32%) HND
6 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.32%) PMO
2 12 (3.86%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (3.54%) GMP
4 10 (3.22%) QA
5 7 (2.25%) GxP
6 5 (1.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (1.61%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.96%) GCP
7 3 (0.96%) GLP
7 3 (0.96%) SLA
8 1 (0.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) Puppet
2 2 (0.64%) Ansible
2 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.64%) SCCM
2 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (0.32%) FlexNet
3 1 (0.32%) Galera Cluster
3 1 (0.32%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 108 (34.73%) SAP
2 28 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.50%) Tableau
4 10 (3.22%) JD Edwards
5 7 (2.25%) Adobe
6 5 (1.61%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (1.29%) Anaplan
7 4 (1.29%) Facebook
8 3 (0.96%) Cisco
8 3 (0.96%) DoubleClick
8 3 (0.96%) Oracle
8 3 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.64%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.64%) Borland
9 2 (0.64%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.64%) Embarcadero
9 2 (0.64%) IBM
9 2 (0.64%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.64%) Saba
9 2 (0.64%) Workday
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