The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FMCG in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FMCG over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
Rank 127 113 104
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing FMCG 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.035% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.48% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£350 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+134.37% +6.66%
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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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
765 621 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.07% 25.23% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 327 257
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 52
Average hourly rate £14.39 £13.22 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.81% -33.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.25 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £22.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

FMCG
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

FMCG Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

FMCG
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

FMCG Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

FMCG
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

FMCG Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

FMCG
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FMCG within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fife - - - -
FMCG
UK

FMCG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (94.12%) Finance
2 14 (82.35%) Project Management
2 14 (82.35%) Retail
2 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (76.47%) Waterfall
4 12 (70.59%) Linux
5 9 (52.94%) SOAP
5 9 (52.94%) Web Services
5 9 (52.94%) XML
6 8 (47.06%) HTTP
6 8 (47.06%) Release Management
6 8 (47.06%) Business Transformation
6 8 (47.06%) Mentoring
7 7 (41.18%) JSON
7 7 (41.18%) RESTful
7 7 (41.18%) Mac OS X
8 6 (35.29%) Java
8 6 (35.29%) System Testing
8 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
9 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (29.41%) Subversion
9 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
9 5 (29.41%) Refactoring
9 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
9 5 (29.41%) Open Source
9 5 (29.41%) Windows
9 5 (29.41%) Scrum
10 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management

FMCG
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Subversion
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (94.12%) Finance
2 14 (82.35%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Lead Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Front-End Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Web Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Auditor
4 1 (5.88%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planner
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) SOAP
1 9 (52.94%) Web Services
1 9 (52.94%) XML
2 7 (41.18%) JSON
2 7 (41.18%) RESTful
3 3 (17.65%) HTML5
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) CSS3
4 2 (11.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Mac OS X
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Project Management
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Waterfall
3 8 (47.06%) Business Transformation
3 8 (47.06%) Mentoring
3 8 (47.06%) Release Management
4 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (35.29%) System Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Refactoring
6 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (23.53%) DSDM
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
7 3 (17.65%) Web Development
7 3 (17.65%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft