Period
to 12 July 2020

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 6 months to 12 July 2020 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.

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
UK
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 423 559 570
Rank change year-on-year +136 +11 -62
Contract jobs citing FMCG 157 317 336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 1.06% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 231 228
Median daily rate £613 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.32% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £236
90th Percentile £900 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 11
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £58.73

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,553 29,944 33,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.04% 31.84% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,408 19,223 21,628
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £270
90th Percentile £706 £663 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 1,066 1,064
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.86 £21.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -4.44% +9.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.77 £11.65
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £22.14 £19.02 £20.02
% change year-on-year +16.45% -5.02% +5.37%

FMCG
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FMCG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing FMCG.

Daily rate trend for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing FMCG over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing FMCG.

Hourly rate trend for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Top 13 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 6 months to 12 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +137 150 £613 +28.95% 69
London +108 89 £525 +5.00% 8
UK excluding London +147 41 £435 +2.35% 71
Work from Home +22 30 £775 +56.96% 1
South East +132 14 £435 -5.95% 6
East of England +73 12 £460 -3.16% 20
North of England +94 6 £350 -17.65% 17
Midlands +72 6 £650 +57.58% 10
East Midlands +52 5 £650 +23.81% 3
Yorkshire +68 4 £350 -17.65% 7
South West +88 3 £500 +21.21% 8
North West +70 2 - - 7
West Midlands +65 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing FMCG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for FMCG.

1 53 (33.76%) Retail
2 45 (28.66%) SAP
3 32 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (16.56%) Azure
7 21 (13.38%) Finance
7 21 (13.38%) Migration
7 21 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (12.74%) Analytics
8 20 (12.74%) SAP S/4HANA
9 17 (10.83%) Manufacturing
10 15 (9.55%) Project Management
10 15 (9.55%) SQL
11 14 (8.92%) Python
11 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
11 14 (8.92%) Data Migration
11 14 (8.92%) Power BI
11 14 (8.92%) Power Platform
12 13 (8.28%) Degree
12 13 (8.28%) Scrum
13 12 (7.64%) Data Modelling
14 11 (7.01%) Big Data
14 11 (7.01%) DevOps
15 10 (6.37%) Visualisation
15 10 (6.37%) Marketing
15 10 (6.37%) Oracle
15 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
15 10 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (5.73%) E-Commerce

FMCG
Co-occurring 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 9 (5.73%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.18%) CMS
3 4 (2.55%) Drupal
4 1 (0.64%) Confluence
4 1 (0.64%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.64%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (12.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (3.18%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.91%) SAP PLM
4 2 (1.27%) NetSuite
4 2 (1.27%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.27%) SAP CS
4 2 (1.27%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.27%) SAP MM
4 2 (1.27%) SAP Travel Management
5 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.64%) Primavera
5 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.64%) SAP LE
5 1 (0.64%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.56%) Azure
2 14 (8.92%) Power Platform
3 8 (5.10%) AWS
4 7 (4.46%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (4.46%) IaaS
4 7 (4.46%) PaaS
5 5 (3.18%) Boomi
6 4 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.91%) GitHub
7 3 (1.91%) Google Sheets
7 3 (1.91%) SaaS
7 3 (1.91%) Trello
8 2 (1.27%) Akamai
8 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.27%) GCP
8 2 (1.27%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.27%) Office 365
8 2 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) Network Security
2 1 (0.64%) DNS
2 1 (0.64%) Firewall
2 1 (0.64%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) Intranet
2 1 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.92%) Power BI
2 11 (7.01%) Big Data
3 10 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.10%) Data Lake
5 7 (4.46%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.82%) SAP HANA
7 5 (3.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (3.18%) HDInsight
7 5 (3.18%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.55%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.55%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.91%) QlikView
10 1 (0.64%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.64%) ObjectStore
10 1 (0.64%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 8 (5.10%) JIRA
2 5 (3.18%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.27%) webpack
4 1 (0.64%) Babel
4 1 (0.64%) Cypress.io
4 1 (0.64%) ESLint
4 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.64%) JUnit
4 1 (0.64%) Mocha
4 1 (0.64%) PostCSS
General
1 53 (33.76%) Retail
2 21 (13.38%) Finance
3 17 (10.83%) Manufacturing
4 10 (6.37%) Marketing
5 5 (3.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.64%) French Language
7 1 (0.64%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (21.66%) Architect
2 17 (10.83%) Analyst
3 14 (8.92%) Data Analyst
3 14 (8.92%) Project Manager
4 13 (8.28%) Developer
5 12 (7.64%) SAP Architect
6 10 (6.37%) Functional Architect
6 10 (6.37%) SAP Functional Architect
7 7 (4.46%) Data Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) Data Scientist
8 6 (3.82%) Administrator
8 6 (3.82%) Chief Architect
8 6 (3.82%) Data Architect
8 6 (3.82%) Integration Architect
8 6 (3.82%) Security Architect
9 5 (3.18%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) CRM Manager
9 5 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Scrum Master
10 4 (2.55%) Business Intelligence Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.46%) Node.js
2 6 (3.82%) PySpark
2 6 (3.82%) REST
2 6 (3.82%) Web Services
3 5 (3.18%) SAP PI
4 4 (2.55%) HTML
4 4 (2.55%) Symfony
5 3 (1.91%) CSS
6 2 (1.27%) Jest
6 2 (1.27%) JSON
6 2 (1.27%) Kafka
6 2 (1.27%) NumPy
6 2 (1.27%) Pandas
6 2 (1.27%) Redux
6 2 (1.27%) SAP TM
6 2 (1.27%) scikit-learn
6 2 (1.27%) Spring
6 2 (1.27%) YAML
7 1 (0.64%) Enzyme
7 1 (0.64%) GatsbyJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.46%) Analytical Mindset
3 6 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.18%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.18%) User Experience
5 4 (2.55%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.91%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.64%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.64%) Pricing Data
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.64%) Social Media
8 1 (0.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.55%) Linux
2 3 (1.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (13.38%) Migration
4 20 (12.74%) Analytics
5 15 (9.55%) Project Management
6 14 (8.92%) Data Migration
7 13 (8.28%) Scrum
8 12 (7.64%) Data Modelling
9 11 (7.01%) DevOps
10 10 (6.37%) Visualisation
11 9 (5.73%) Data Governance
11 9 (5.73%) Data Science
11 9 (5.73%) Data Visualisation
11 9 (5.73%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.73%) ERP
11 9 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (5.10%) Data Strategy
12 8 (5.10%) Project Delivery
12 8 (5.10%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.55%) SQL
2 14 (8.92%) Python
3 6 (3.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.18%) PHP
5 3 (1.91%) C#
5 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.64%) ES6
7 1 (0.64%) Java
7 1 (0.64%) Java 8
7 1 (0.64%) Ruby
7 1 (0.64%) Scala
7 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.28%) Degree
2 4 (2.55%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.91%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.64%) PMP
4 1 (0.64%) SAFe Agilist
4 1 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) Data Quality
1 7 (4.46%) QA
2 3 (1.91%) COBIT
2 3 (1.91%) PMO
3 2 (1.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.64%) GAAP
4 1 (0.64%) IFRS
4 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.10%) Docker
2 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.46%) Terraform
2 6 (3.82%) Ansible
3 5 (3.18%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.91%) Puppet
5 2 (1.27%) SCCM
6 1 (0.64%) QRadar
6 1 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (28.66%) SAP
2 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.37%) Oracle
4 6 (3.82%) Databricks
5 5 (3.18%) Dell
5 5 (3.18%) Google
5 5 (3.18%) MuleSoft
5 5 (3.18%) Tableau
6 4 (2.55%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.55%) Splunk
7 3 (1.91%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.91%) Ariba
7 3 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.27%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.27%) Adobe
8 2 (1.27%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.27%) Facebook
8 2 (1.27%) Sage
9 1 (0.64%) NVIDIA
9 1 (0.64%) Talend