The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manufacturing over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manufacturing
Rank 39 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 9 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.24% 1.86% 0.41%
As % of the General category 9.57% 8.51% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £44.92 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -17.14%
Manufacturing
North West

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

General Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
94 94 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.38% 21.86% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 20
Average daily rate £413 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 £29.69 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.01% -1.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Manufacturing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Manufacturing Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Manufacturing Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Manufacturing Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Manufacturing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston +7 7 - -
Manufacturing
North West

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 14 (60.87%) Programme Management
3 7 (30.43%) Windows
4 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
4 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (21.74%) ERP
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 5 (21.74%) C++
5 5 (21.74%) SAP
6 4 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) ClearCase
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Infor
6 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
7 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
7 3 (13.04%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.04%) Data Governance
7 3 (13.04%) Data Quality
7 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
7 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Data Management
7 3 (13.04%) Migration
7 3 (13.04%) VMware

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe Captivate
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.35%) Doxygen
3 1 (4.35%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Boomi
1 1 (4.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) GIS
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) ClearCase
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.70%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (8.70%) NetBeans
3 2 (8.70%) Rational Robot
3 2 (8.70%) Subversion
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
4 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.35%) VectorCAST
General
1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Military
3 1 (4.35%) Avionics
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Data Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) PHP Developer
4 2 (8.70%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (8.70%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SAP Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Ada Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Publisher
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
1 2 (8.70%) CodeIgniter
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
1 2 (8.70%) GTK+
1 2 (8.70%) Highcharts JS
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) jQuery
1 2 (8.70%) OpenGL
1 2 (8.70%) Qt
1 2 (8.70%) WinForms
1 2 (8.70%) WPF
1 2 (8.70%) XML
1 2 (8.70%) XSD
1 2 (8.70%) XSLT
2 1 (4.35%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Learning Management System
2 2 (8.70%) Life Science
2 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) SCORM
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) VxWorks
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Programme Management
2 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
3 5 (21.74%) ERP
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (13.04%) Data Governance
5 3 (13.04%) Data Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) UML
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) HMVC
6 2 (8.70%) OOD
6 2 (8.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C++
2 4 (17.39%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Ada
3 3 (13.04%) C
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) MCSE
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
1 5 (21.74%) SAP
2 4 (17.39%) Infor
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Adobe
4 2 (8.70%) Baan
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Polycom
5 1 (4.35%) Quark