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 27 June 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.

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 413 467 411
Rank change year-on-year +54 -56  
Contract jobs citing FMCG 199 191 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.35% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.27% 1.06% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 95 160
Median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +1.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £254 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £575 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £500 £429
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £43.25 £43.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +79.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +80.20%  

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 15648 17974 17487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.21% 33.29% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10156 11793 11016
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 595 619
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.26 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 27 June 2017.

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
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 27 June 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 +18 184 £460 +4.24% 40
London -11 94 £500 +37.45% 15
South East +12 35 £625 +21.95% 5
Berkshire +29 20 £625 +61.29% 1
North West +24 16 £590 +162.22% 9
West Midlands +31 15 £388 -29.54% 3
Birmingham - 11 £425 - 3
Scotland - 9 £400 -
Yorkshire +30 6 £394 -12.50% 4
West Yorkshire +17 6 £394 -12.50% 4
Glasgow - 6 £400 -
Hampshire +9 5 £650 +26.87% 1
Staffordshire +6 5 £388 -
City of London +3 5 £581 +29.16% 1
Maidenhead +2 5 - -
Liverpool - 5 £590 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £590 - 1
Manchester +7 4 £363 +61.11% 4
Surrey +7 4 £550 +96.42% 2
East of England -4 4 £262 -28.21% 1
Hertfordshire -5 4 £262 -22.65% 1
Southampton - 4 £700 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £262 -
Wakefield - 4 £356 -
Tamworth - 3 £388 -
Gloucester - 3 £190 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £190 - 1
South West - 3 £190 - 1
Reading +17 2 £405 -
Kent -1 2 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 132 (38.04%) SAP
2 98 (28.24%) Retail
3 71 (20.46%) ERP
4 66 (19.02%) Project Management
5 59 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (16.14%) Finance
7 48 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (12.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 34 (9.80%) Manufacturing
10 32 (9.22%) Marketing
11 30 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (7.20%) Logistics
13 24 (6.92%) SQL
14 23 (6.63%) PRINCE2
14 23 (6.63%) Change Management
15 22 (6.34%) Oracle
16 21 (6.05%) Migration
17 20 (5.76%) Microsoft
17 20 (5.76%) Active Directory
17 20 (5.76%) JD Edwards
18 19 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
19 18 (5.19%) PMO
20 17 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
20 17 (4.90%) E-Commerce
21 16 (4.61%) Telecoms
22 15 (4.32%) Risk Management
22 15 (4.32%) Information Security
22 15 (4.32%) Adobe
22 15 (4.32%) Coaching

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 6 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 6 (1.73%) CMS
2 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.58%) SAS
3 2 (0.58%) WordPress
4 1 (0.29%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.29%) Confluence
4 1 (0.29%) Documentum
4 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.86%) InDesign
4 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (3.75%) SAP CO
2 12 (3.46%) SAP FI
2 12 (3.46%) SAP PP
3 11 (3.17%) SAP APO
4 10 (2.88%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (2.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (2.02%) SAP ERP
7 6 (1.73%) SAP PLM
7 6 (1.73%) SAP PP-PI
8 5 (1.44%) SAP MM
8 5 (1.44%) SAP SCM
8 5 (1.44%) SAP SD
9 4 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (1.15%) SAP Business One
9 4 (1.15%) Sprinklr
10 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.86%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 3 (0.86%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.86%) SAP PM
11 2 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.44%) Office 365
2 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.15%) PaaS
3 3 (0.86%) IaaS
3 3 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.58%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.58%) Yammer
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.59%) Firewall
2 7 (2.02%) VPN
3 5 (1.44%) DHCP
3 5 (1.44%) Network Security
4 4 (1.15%) LAN
4 4 (1.15%) WAN
5 3 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.86%) DNS
5 3 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.58%) Internet
6 2 (0.58%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.58%) WAAS
7 1 (0.29%) Intranet
7 1 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.29%) NFC
7 1 (0.29%) RFID
7 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.75%) SAP BW
2 11 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (2.31%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 7 (2.02%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.44%) DB2
5 5 (1.44%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.15%) Power BI
7 3 (0.86%) QlikView
7 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.58%) MySQL
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.29%) Big Data
9 1 (0.29%) Essbase
9 1 (0.29%) MS Access
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (1.73%) JIRA
2 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.58%) Jasmine
3 2 (0.58%) Mocha
3 2 (0.58%) PhantomJS
3 2 (0.58%) Selenium
4 1 (0.29%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 98 (28.24%) Retail
2 56 (16.14%) Finance
3 43 (12.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 34 (9.80%) Manufacturing
5 32 (9.22%) Marketing
6 16 (4.61%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.88%) Advertising
8 5 (1.44%) Billing
8 5 (1.44%) Legal
9 3 (0.86%) Back Office
9 3 (0.86%) Electronics
10 2 (0.58%) Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 75 (21.61%) Consultant
2 63 (18.16%) Project Manager
3 47 (13.54%) SAP Consultant
4 46 (13.26%) Analyst
5 30 (8.65%) SAP Manager
6 25 (7.20%) Developer
7 24 (6.92%) Architect
7 24 (6.92%) Business Analyst
8 17 (4.90%) IT Manager
8 17 (4.90%) SAP Project Manager
9 12 (3.46%) SAP PP Consultant
9 12 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.17%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 10 (2.88%) ERP Manager
11 10 (2.88%) Programme Manager
11 10 (2.88%) SAP MM Consultant
11 10 (2.88%) Supply Chain Manager
12 9 (2.59%) Digital Project Manager
12 9 (2.59%) Functional Consultant
12 9 (2.59%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.59%) EDI
2 6 (1.73%) CSS
2 6 (1.73%) HTML
3 5 (1.44%) Web Services
4 4 (1.15%) .NET
4 4 (1.15%) SAP Fiori
4 4 (1.15%) Web Dynpro
5 3 (0.86%) JSON
6 2 (0.58%) jQuery
6 2 (0.58%) Middleware
6 2 (0.58%) REST
6 2 (0.58%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (0.58%) XML
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.29%) Dropwizard
7 1 (0.29%) Kafka
7 1 (0.29%) SAPUI5
7 1 (0.29%) Sass
7 1 (0.29%) Swagger
7 1 (0.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.31%) Social Media
3 5 (1.44%) User Experience
4 4 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.86%) iPad
5 3 (0.86%) iPhone
5 3 (0.86%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.58%) Clustering
6 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.58%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.58%) Life Science
6 2 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.29%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.29%) EPoS
7 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.29%) Robotics
7 1 (0.29%) SCORM
7 1 (0.29%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.31%) Windows
2 3 (0.86%) Windows 10
2 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (0.86%) Windows 8
2 3 (0.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.58%) Linux
4 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.29%) Unix
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (20.46%) ERP
2 66 (19.02%) Project Management
3 59 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (7.20%) Logistics
6 23 (6.63%) Change Management
6 23 (6.63%) PRINCE2
7 21 (6.05%) Migration
8 19 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (4.90%) E-Commerce
11 15 (4.32%) Coaching
11 15 (4.32%) Information Security
11 15 (4.32%) Risk Management
12 14 (4.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 13 (3.75%) Business Analysis
13 13 (3.75%) Scrum
14 12 (3.46%) Data Migration
14 12 (3.46%) Matrix Organization
15 11 (3.17%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.92%) SQL
2 14 (4.03%) C#
3 11 (3.17%) Python
4 9 (2.59%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.31%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.31%) VB
6 5 (1.44%) C
7 4 (1.15%) ABAP
8 3 (0.86%) Java
9 2 (0.58%) PHP
9 2 (0.58%) Ruby
9 2 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.29%) JCL
10 1 (0.29%) Perl
10 1 (0.29%) REXX
Qualifications
1 14 (4.03%) Degree
2 4 (1.15%) CISSP
2 4 (1.15%) PMP
2 4 (1.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (0.86%) ACCA
3 3 (0.86%) CIMA
3 3 (0.86%) CISA
3 3 (0.86%) CISM
3 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.86%) SAP Certification
4 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.29%) CCIE
5 1 (0.29%) CEH
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.29%) CRISC
5 1 (0.29%) GCFA
5 1 (0.29%) GIAC
5 1 (0.29%) HND
5 1 (0.29%) IIBA
5 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.19%) PMO
2 10 (2.88%) QA
3 6 (1.73%) GxP
4 5 (1.44%) GDPR
4 5 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.15%) GMP
6 3 (0.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.86%) SLA
7 1 (0.29%) GAMP
System Software
1 20 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) Docker
4 1 (0.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (2.02%) SCCM
2 3 (0.86%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.58%) Nexpose
3 2 (0.58%) SCOM
3 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 1 (0.29%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.29%) Puppet
4 1 (0.29%) zSecure
Vendors
1 132 (38.04%) SAP
2 22 (6.34%) Oracle
3 20 (5.76%) JD Edwards
3 20 (5.76%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.32%) Adobe
5 13 (3.75%) Cisco
6 10 (2.88%) IBM
7 5 (1.44%) MicroStrategy
7 5 (1.44%) VMware
8 4 (1.15%) Anaplan
8 4 (1.15%) F5
9 3 (0.86%) HP
9 3 (0.86%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.86%) Tableau
10 2 (0.58%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.58%) Citrix
10 2 (0.58%) Juniper
10 2 (0.58%) OpenText
10 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.58%) TIBCO
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