The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manufacturing over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 9 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 13 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.78% 5.65% 7.59%
As % of the General category 31.71% 18.52% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
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£575 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £530 £454
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £775 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -20.00%
Manufacturing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
41 54 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.70% 30.51% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 34
Average daily rate £463 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £368 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Manufacturing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Manufacturing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Manufacturing Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manufacturing across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Manufacturing Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Manufacturing Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 18 (69.23%) SAP
2 6 (23.08%) ABAP
3 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) Automotive
4 3 (11.54%) EDI
4 3 (11.54%) ERP
5 2 (7.69%) SOA
5 2 (7.69%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
5 2 (7.69%) IBM
5 2 (7.69%) SAP FI
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) SAP CO
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (7.69%) Logistics
5 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.69%) SAP ALE
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.85%) WSO2
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.85%) P3O
6 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.85%) Coaching
6 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) ENOVIA
6 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (7.69%) SAP CO
1 2 (7.69%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.85%) SAP PP
2 1 (3.85%) SAP APO
2 1 (3.85%) ENOVIA
2 1 (3.85%) SAP MII
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.85%) SAP BI
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
1 5 (19.23%) Automotive
2 1 (3.85%) Front Office
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) SAP Developer
2 6 (23.08%) ABAP Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) SAP Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) SAP Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Architect
7 1 (3.85%) PMO Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.85%) SAP BW Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.85%) EDI Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) SAP EDI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) EDI
2 2 (7.69%) SAP ALE
3 1 (3.85%) PhoneGap
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) PMI
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
1 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) ERP
2 2 (7.69%) SOA
2 2 (7.69%) Change Management
2 2 (7.69%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Logistics
2 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
2 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
3 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
3 1 (3.85%) Coaching
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Operations Management
3 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
3 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) ABAP
2 2 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) RPG
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) RPG IV
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) WSO2
3 1 (3.85%) Business Objects