The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FMCG in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FMCG over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
Rank 81 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing FMCG 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.089% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.03% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£395 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +78.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
197 180 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.13% 15.96% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 77 60
Average daily rate £375 £361 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.19 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.20 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

FMCG
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FMCG across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

FMCG Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

FMCG
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

FMCG Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

FMCG
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FMCG across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

FMCG Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

FMCG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing FMCG also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FMCG.

1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 14 (87.50%) Project Management
2 14 (87.50%) Retail
3 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (81.25%) Waterfall
4 12 (75.00%) Linux
5 9 (56.25%) SOAP
5 9 (56.25%) Web Services
5 9 (56.25%) XML
6 8 (50.00%) HTTP
6 8 (50.00%) Business Transformation
6 8 (50.00%) Release Management
7 7 (43.75%) JSON
7 7 (43.75%) RESTful
7 7 (43.75%) Mac OS X
8 6 (37.50%) Java
8 6 (37.50%) System Testing
8 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
9 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (31.25%) Scrum
9 5 (31.25%) Subversion
9 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
9 5 (31.25%) Refactoring
9 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
9 5 (31.25%) Open Source
9 5 (31.25%) Windows
10 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 4 (25.00%) DSDM
10 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning

FMCG
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing FMCG also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FMCG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Subversion
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 14 (87.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Front-End Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Lead Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Web Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Auditor
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) SOAP
1 9 (56.25%) Web Services
1 9 (56.25%) XML
2 7 (43.75%) JSON
2 7 (43.75%) RESTful
3 3 (18.75%) CSS3
3 3 (18.75%) HTML5
3 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Mac OS X
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Project Management
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Waterfall
3 8 (50.00%) Business Transformation
3 8 (50.00%) Release Management
4 6 (37.50%) System Testing
4 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 5 (31.25%) Refactoring
6 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (25.00%) DSDM
6 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (18.75%) Web Development
7 3 (18.75%) Dependency Management
7 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB