Period
to 24 September 2019

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 24 September 2019 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
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 544 603 491
Rank change year-on-year +59 -112 +81
Contract jobs citing FMCG 296 310 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.30% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 0.94% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 225 241
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -1.73%
10th Percentile £261 £314 £263
90th Percentile £625 £612 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
UK median hourly rate £25.25 £17.43 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.91% -34.98% -2.55%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.21 £21.55
90th Percentile £63.50 £29.73 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.43 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -31.67% -19.05%

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 27,755 33,100 32,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.35% 32.46% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,605 21,426 20,875
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,038 982
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.68% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.86 £18.87 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.52% -5.65% -2.44%

FMCG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 September 2019. 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 +73 281 £465 +5.08% 135
London +103 189 £500 -1.96% 34
UK excluding London -32 87 £425 +6.25% 112
South East +27 32 £475 -5.00% 10
Midlands +6 26 £413 +5.77% 40
North of England +33 15 £425 +6.25% 22
East Midlands +16 13 £500 +17.65% 25
West Midlands +3 12 £370 -5.13% 15
East of England +14 9 £425 -5.56% 14
Yorkshire +34 8 £381 -4.69% 7
South West -12 6 £409 -9.17% 15
North West +16 5 £619 +26.92% 12
North East +27 2 £425 - 3

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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 85 (28.72%) SAP
2 69 (23.31%) Retail
3 66 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (17.91%) Finance
5 49 (16.55%) ERP
6 43 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (13.85%) Change Management
8 39 (13.18%) Manufacturing
9 38 (12.84%) Project Management
10 31 (10.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 26 (8.78%) Microsoft
11 26 (8.78%) Windows
11 26 (8.78%) Degree
12 23 (7.77%) Logistics
12 23 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (7.77%) Active Directory
12 23 (7.77%) Migration
12 23 (7.77%) Project Delivery
13 21 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
15 19 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (5.41%) Azure
16 16 (5.41%) Office 365
17 15 (5.07%) Data Migration
17 15 (5.07%) Scrum
17 15 (5.07%) Power Platform
17 15 (5.07%) Power BI
18 14 (4.73%) SQL
19 13 (4.39%) Python
19 13 (4.39%) Banking

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 11 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.69%) CICS
3 3 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.01%) CMS
4 1 (0.34%) Apache
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.34%) Documentum
4 1 (0.34%) Drupal
4 1 (0.34%) SAS
4 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.68%) InVision
5 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.34%) InDesign
6 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.34%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (4.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (4.05%) SAP ERP
3 9 (3.04%) SAP PP
4 5 (1.69%) SAP LE
4 5 (1.69%) SAP MM
5 4 (1.35%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.01%) SAP CO
6 3 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.01%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.68%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.68%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.68%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.68%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.68%) SAP QM
8 1 (0.34%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.34%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.34%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.41%) Azure
1 16 (5.41%) Office 365
2 15 (5.07%) Power Platform
3 8 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (2.36%) AWS
5 3 (1.01%) IaaS
5 3 (1.01%) PaaS
6 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) AdWords
7 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) GCP
7 1 (0.34%) Serverless
7 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.70%) Firewall
2 4 (1.35%) LAN
3 3 (1.01%) DNS
3 3 (1.01%) Intranet
3 3 (1.01%) WAN
3 3 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.68%) DHCP
4 2 (0.68%) VLAN
4 2 (0.68%) VPN
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.34%) Network Security
5 1 (0.34%) Profibus
5 1 (0.34%) SAN
5 1 (0.34%) SMTP
5 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.07%) Power BI
2 5 (1.69%) DB2
2 5 (1.69%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.01%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.68%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.68%) Looker
4 2 (0.68%) MS Access
4 2 (0.68%) MySQL
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.68%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.34%) QlikView
5 1 (0.34%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (2.36%) JIRA
2 6 (2.03%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) Mocha
4 1 (0.34%) ProC
General
1 69 (23.31%) Retail
2 53 (17.91%) Finance
3 39 (13.18%) Manufacturing
4 31 (10.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (4.39%) Banking
6 10 (3.38%) Marketing
7 5 (1.69%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.35%) Legal
9 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.68%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) Electronics
10 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Law
10 2 (0.68%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.34%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (15.54%) Project Manager
2 41 (13.85%) Analyst
3 34 (11.49%) Consultant
4 22 (7.43%) SAP Consultant
5 20 (6.76%) Developer
6 19 (6.42%) Business Analyst
6 19 (6.42%) Change Manager
7 17 (5.74%) SAP Manager
8 11 (3.72%) Architect
9 9 (3.04%) Senior Manager
10 8 (2.70%) Active Directory Engineer
10 8 (2.70%) Active Directory Support
10 8 (2.70%) Administrator
10 8 (2.70%) Data Scientist
10 8 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (2.70%) ERP Manager
10 8 (2.70%) Exchange Engineer
10 8 (2.70%) IT Manager
10 8 (2.70%) Mac Engineer
10 8 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.04%) HTML
2 8 (2.70%) CSS
2 8 (2.70%) EDI
3 5 (1.69%) Natural Language Processing
3 5 (1.69%) XML
4 4 (1.35%) .NET
4 4 (1.35%) BAPI
4 4 (1.35%) Web Services
5 3 (1.01%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.01%) Node.js
6 2 (0.68%) Django
6 2 (0.68%) Flask
6 2 (0.68%) LDAP
6 2 (0.68%) REST
6 2 (0.68%) Sass
6 2 (0.68%) SOAP
7 1 (0.34%) Ajax
7 1 (0.34%) Flash
7 1 (0.34%) J2EE
7 1 (0.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.04%) User Experience
3 6 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.69%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.69%) VSAM
5 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.35%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.01%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.01%) LIMS
6 3 (1.01%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.68%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.68%) Derivative
7 2 (0.68%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.68%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.34%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 1 (0.34%) Industry 4.0
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.78%) Windows
2 11 (3.72%) Windows 10
3 10 (3.38%) Windows 7
3 10 (3.38%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.69%) MVS
5 3 (1.01%) Linux
6 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) Android
7 1 (0.34%) Debian
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (16.55%) ERP
3 43 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (13.85%) Change Management
5 38 (12.84%) Project Management
6 23 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (7.77%) Logistics
6 23 (7.77%) Migration
6 23 (7.77%) Project Delivery
7 19 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (5.07%) Data Migration
8 15 (5.07%) Scrum
9 12 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (4.05%) E-Commerce
10 11 (3.72%) Analytics
10 11 (3.72%) Data Modelling
10 11 (3.72%) PRINCE2
10 11 (3.72%) Waterfall
11 10 (3.38%) CRM
11 10 (3.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.73%) SQL
2 13 (4.39%) Python
3 10 (3.38%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.70%) R
5 6 (2.03%) C
5 6 (2.03%) Java
6 5 (1.69%) COBOL
6 5 (1.69%) JCL
6 5 (1.69%) Scala
7 4 (1.35%) ABAP
8 3 (1.01%) C#
9 2 (0.68%) PHP
9 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) C++
10 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.34%) VB
10 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (8.78%) Degree
2 6 (2.03%) ISTQB
2 6 (2.03%) PhD
3 3 (1.01%) CIMA
3 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.01%) PMP
4 2 (0.68%) ACCA
4 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.68%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.34%) CCA
5 1 (0.34%) CCENT
5 1 (0.34%) CCNA
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) PMO
2 3 (1.01%) COBIT
2 3 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.01%) NIST
2 3 (1.01%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) Docker
4 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.69%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.35%) SCCM
3 2 (0.68%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.34%) CASB
4 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (28.72%) SAP
2 26 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.38%) VMware
4 7 (2.36%) Workday
5 6 (2.03%) Cisco
6 5 (1.69%) Adobe
6 5 (1.69%) Ariba
6 5 (1.69%) Concur
6 5 (1.69%) IBM
6 5 (1.69%) JD Edwards
6 5 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.35%) Manugistics
7 4 (1.35%) Oracle
8 3 (1.01%) HP
8 3 (1.01%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.01%) Siemens
8 3 (1.01%) Tableau
9 2 (0.68%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.68%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.68%) Hyperion