The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term FMCG in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FMCG over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
Rank 71 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing FMCG 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 0.26% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 1.11% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £419 £443 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -25.80%
Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
220 180 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.48% 23.32% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 65 107
Average daily rate £350 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £211 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
FMCG
Berkshire

FMCG
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

FMCG Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

FMCG
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

FMCG Daily Rate Trend in Reading

FMCG
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FMCG across the Reading region.

FMCG Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

FMCG
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Manugistics
2 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (25.00%) E-business
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management

FMCG
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) E-business
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Manugistics