Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 554 533 544
Rank change year-on-year -21 +11 -14
Contract jobs citing FMCG 315 383 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 1.14% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 244 156
UK median daily rate £436 £406 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -4.41% -
10th Percentile £324 £208 £264
90th Percentile £650 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £425
% change year-on-year +4.43% -7.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 4
UK median hourly rate £27.83 £37.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.80% -18.48% +89.69%
10th Percentile £12.25 £26.72 £18.94
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £127.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £30.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -40.83% -34.78% -21.37%

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 31,467 33,550 30,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.88% 33.17% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,630 22,094 19,649
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £260
90th Percentile £665 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 1,030 1,054
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.88% -2.38%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.89 £51.38 £49.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.02 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.10% +8.22% -11.90%

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 21 April 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 21 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for FMCG in the UK

FMCG
Top 14 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 21 April 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 -41 289 £439 +6.36% 118
London -11 180 £490 +15.29% 31
UK excluding London -9 127 £413 +4.43% 96
Midlands +5 43 £390 +2.63% 18
West Midlands -5 34 £390 +0.65% 9
South East +2 33 £485 +7.78% 13
East of England +15 15 £538 +22.86% 20
Scotland +17 14 £425 +11.84% 2
North of England 0 13 £425 +6.25% 23
East Midlands +13 9 £525 +45.83% 9
Yorkshire +8 9 £425 +3.03% 9
Northern Ireland - 5 - - 1
North West -5 4 £663 +164.74% 13
South West -32 4 £433 -3.89% 13

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 102 (32.38%) Retail
2 79 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (23.49%) SAP
4 67 (21.27%) Finance
5 51 (16.19%) ERP
6 47 (14.92%) Project Management
7 46 (14.60%) Logistics
8 42 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (12.38%) Microsoft Excel
10 37 (11.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 36 (11.43%) Manufacturing
12 33 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (10.16%) Change Management
14 30 (9.52%) Degree
15 28 (8.89%) Microsoft
16 26 (8.25%) SQL
17 25 (7.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 25 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
18 23 (7.30%) Python
18 23 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (6.67%) Windows
19 21 (6.67%) Scrum
20 20 (6.35%) Visualisation
20 20 (6.35%) DevOps
20 20 (6.35%) Analytics
20 20 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
21 19 (6.03%) PMO
21 19 (6.03%) Marketing
21 19 (6.03%) Banking
22 18 (5.71%) Migration

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 (3.49%) nginx
2 10 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 10 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.27%) Apache Solr
4 4 (1.27%) SAS
5 2 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) Drupal
6 1 (0.32%) Site Server
Applications
1 39 (12.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (7.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.95%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.32%) InVision
7 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (2.86%) SAP Hybris
3 8 (2.54%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.27%) NetSuite
4 4 (1.27%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.95%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.95%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.63%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.63%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.32%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.32%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.32%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.32%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (3.17%) npm
3 10 (3.17%) PaaS
4 7 (2.22%) Office 365
5 3 (0.95%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.32%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.32%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.32%) Boomi
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.32%) Heroku
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Serverless
7 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (3.17%) Firewall
2 10 (3.17%) WAN
3 9 (2.86%) Internet
3 9 (2.86%) LAN
4 5 (1.59%) HTTP
4 5 (1.59%) Network Security
5 3 (0.95%) DNS
5 3 (0.95%) Skype
5 3 (0.95%) VPN
6 2 (0.63%) DHCP
6 2 (0.63%) MPLS
7 1 (0.32%) Intranet
7 1 (0.32%) SAN
7 1 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.32%) SSL
7 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.71%) Power BI
2 16 (5.08%) Big Data
2 16 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (3.81%) Spotfire
4 10 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.22%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.59%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.27%) MS Access
9 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.95%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.95%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.95%) Impala
10 3 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (0.95%) Text Mining
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (4.13%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.49%) TeamCity
3 10 (3.17%) Gradle
3 10 (3.17%) gulp
3 10 (3.17%) IBM UrbanCode
3 10 (3.17%) Jasmine
3 10 (3.17%) JUnit
3 10 (3.17%) Maven
4 4 (1.27%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.95%) JIRA
5 3 (0.95%) Selenium
6 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.32%) JBehave
7 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.32%) Mocha
7 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 102 (32.38%) Retail
2 67 (21.27%) Finance
3 37 (11.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 36 (11.43%) Manufacturing
5 19 (6.03%) Banking
5 19 (6.03%) Marketing
6 11 (3.49%) Games
7 8 (2.54%) Legal
8 7 (2.22%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (27.94%) Analyst
2 43 (13.65%) Business Analyst
3 42 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 22 (6.98%) Consultant
5 18 (5.71%) Architect
5 18 (5.71%) Developer
6 15 (4.76%) SAP Manager
7 13 (4.13%) Product Owner
8 12 (3.81%) Data Analyst
9 11 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.49%) SAP Analyst
10 10 (3.17%) Change Manager
10 10 (3.17%) IT Analyst
10 10 (3.17%) IT Manager
10 10 (3.17%) Process Analyst
10 10 (3.17%) Programme Manager
10 10 (3.17%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (2.86%) IT Project Manager
11 9 (2.86%) SAP Business Analyst
11 9 (2.86%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.44%) React
2 12 (3.81%) Web Services
3 10 (3.17%) HTML
3 10 (3.17%) Node.js
3 10 (3.17%) RESTful
4 6 (1.90%) Spring
4 6 (1.90%) XML
5 5 (1.59%) CSS
5 5 (1.59%) J2EE
5 5 (1.59%) Middleware
6 4 (1.27%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.27%) EDI
6 4 (1.27%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (1.27%) Vue.js
7 3 (0.95%) .NET
7 3 (0.95%) D3.js
7 3 (0.95%) REST
8 2 (0.63%) HTML5
8 2 (0.63%) LDAP
8 2 (0.63%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.81%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.81%) User Experience
3 9 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.54%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.54%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.59%) EPoS
6 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.27%) PMI
7 3 (0.95%) AS400
7 3 (0.95%) e-Learning
7 3 (0.95%) LIMS
8 2 (0.63%) Derivative
8 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) Life Science
8 2 (0.63%) Podcast
8 2 (0.63%) Social Media
8 2 (0.63%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.67%) Windows
2 16 (5.08%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.59%) Android
5 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.95%) Linux
7 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.63%) Unix
9 1 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (16.19%) ERP
3 47 (14.92%) Project Management
4 46 (14.60%) Logistics
5 42 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (10.16%) Change Management
7 23 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (6.67%) Scrum
9 20 (6.35%) Analytics
9 20 (6.35%) DevOps
9 20 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (6.35%) Visualisation
10 18 (5.71%) Migration
11 17 (5.40%) Data Visualisation
12 14 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 13 (4.13%) Process Improvement
13 13 (4.13%) Re-Platforming
13 13 (4.13%) Statistics
14 11 (3.49%) Data Science
14 11 (3.49%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.25%) SQL
2 23 (7.30%) Python
3 17 (5.40%) JavaScript
4 15 (4.76%) Java
5 13 (4.13%) C#
6 11 (3.49%) Groovy
6 11 (3.49%) R
6 11 (3.49%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.17%) C++
7 10 (3.17%) Ruby
8 9 (2.86%) VBA
9 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.95%) C
11 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.32%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (9.52%) Degree
2 5 (1.59%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.27%) PhD
3 4 (1.27%) PMP
4 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.63%) CCENT
5 2 (0.63%) CCNA
5 2 (0.63%) CIPD
5 2 (0.63%) CISA
5 2 (0.63%) CRISC
5 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.63%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.63%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ACCA
6 1 (0.32%) CCIE
6 1 (0.32%) CCNP
6 1 (0.32%) CIMA
6 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.03%) PMO
2 16 (5.08%) GDPR
3 11 (3.49%) QA
4 9 (2.86%) CDISC
5 8 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (2.22%) SLA
7 4 (1.27%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.32%) GAMP
8 1 (0.32%) GxP
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (3.17%) Docker
4 6 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (3.49%) Ansible
1 11 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (3.49%) Puppet
2 10 (3.17%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.17%) Terraform
3 1 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.32%) CASB
3 1 (0.32%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 74 (23.49%) SAP
2 28 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.71%) Tableau
4 14 (4.44%) JD Edwards
4 14 (4.44%) VMware
5 12 (3.81%) Cognos
5 12 (3.81%) Workday
6 11 (3.49%) Adobe
7 10 (3.17%) Facebook
8 9 (2.86%) hybris
9 7 (2.22%) Cisco
10 5 (1.59%) Concur
10 5 (1.59%) Oracle
11 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.95%) Ariba
12 3 (0.95%) Google
12 3 (0.95%) Remedy
12 3 (0.95%) Siemens
13 2 (0.63%) Dell
13 2 (0.63%) IBM