The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FMCG in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FMCG over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
Rank 123 111 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing FMCG 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.085% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.33% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £300 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £14.00 £16.73
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -16.31%
FMCG
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
702 610 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.90% 25.80% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 288 184
Average daily rate £358 £325 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 49 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

FMCG
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

FMCG Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

FMCG
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

FMCG Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

FMCG
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

FMCG Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

FMCG
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FMCG within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Birmingham -8 3 - -
Coventry - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
FMCG
England

FMCG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (45.45%) SAP
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) Logistics
2 4 (36.36%) SAP SD
3 3 (27.27%) webMethods
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) ABAP
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Time Management
3 3 (27.27%) RedPrairie
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) SAP BW
4 2 (18.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
4 2 (18.18%) SAP CO
4 2 (18.18%) SAP FI
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Cognos
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) SAP MM
5 1 (9.09%) SAP BI
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) SAP SCM
5 1 (9.09%) QlikView

FMCG
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) SAP SD
2 2 (18.18%) SAP FI
2 2 (18.18%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (18.18%) SAP CO
3 1 (9.09%) SAP SCM
3 1 (9.09%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SAP BW
2 1 (9.09%) SAP BI
2 1 (9.09%) QlikView
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) SAP FI Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) SAP CO Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Supply Chain Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Logistics
2 3 (27.27%) Time Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) ABAP
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) webMethods
2 3 (27.27%) RedPrairie
3 2 (18.18%) Cognos