The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manufacturing 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 General category for the Bedfordshire 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
Manufacturing
Rank 40 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.14% 1.57% 1.21%
As % of the General category 2.96% 4.00% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £438 £259 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.57% +15.45%
General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
169 75 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 38.41% 39.27% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 44 52
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -39.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £20.43 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Manufacturing
East of England

Manufacturing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manufacturing across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Manufacturing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Manufacturing Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Manufacturing Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Manufacturing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 2
Manufacturing
East of England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing.

1 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 3 (33.33%) ERP
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) SaaS
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
2 2 (22.22%) CAD
3 1 (11.11%) Autodesk
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) JDA
3 1 (11.11%) SAP SD
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Brand Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Media

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) CAD Designer
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 3 (33.33%) ERP
1 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 2 (22.22%) CAD
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Brand Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Autodesk
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) JDA
1 1 (11.11%) SAP