The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 90 89 93
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 49 40 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.53% 1.41% 1.25%
As % of the General category 4.60% 4.07% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 14
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£300 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £218 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £8.75 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £42.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -20.00%
Manufacturing
England

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

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1066 984 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.20% 34.75% 29.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 494 447
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 66
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +84.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.44 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £42.80 £55.00
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 North West

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

Manufacturing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Manufacturing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Manufacturing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Manufacturing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Manufacturing Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Manufacturing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
Cheshire +18 23 £391 -10.05% 10
Manchester -16 11 £300 -2.04% 10
Lancashire -15 8 £300 - 5
Merseyside -6 5 £150 -57.14% 2
Cumbria - 1 £215 - 1
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 31 (34.44%) SAP
2 30 (33.33%) Finance
3 25 (27.78%) ERP
4 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 17 (18.89%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (17.78%) Telecoms
7 14 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (13.33%) Project Management
8 12 (13.33%) Business Analysis
9 11 (12.22%) Electronics
9 11 (12.22%) Programme Management
9 11 (12.22%) Degree
10 10 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 10 (11.11%) Marketing
10 10 (11.11%) DTV
10 10 (11.11%) Windows
11 9 (10.00%) SQL
11 9 (10.00%) .NET
11 9 (10.00%) UNIX
11 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 9 (10.00%) Advertising
11 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (8.89%) Data Management
12 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
13 7 (7.78%) Linux
13 7 (7.78%) Logistics
13 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
13 7 (7.78%) Master Data Management
14 6 (6.67%) QA

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (2.22%) IIS
2 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.11%) Jetty
3 1 (1.11%) nginx
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (4.44%) SAP EWM
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (2.22%) SAP ERP
5 2 (2.22%) SAP SD
5 2 (2.22%) SAP FI
5 2 (2.22%) SAP MM
5 2 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (2.22%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.11%) Agresso
6 1 (1.11%) Teamcenter
6 1 (1.11%) SAP PP
6 1 (1.11%) SAP PS
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (1.11%) SAP CRM
6 1 (1.11%) SAP HCM
6 1 (1.11%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) SaaS
2 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) LAN
1 4 (4.44%) WAN
1 4 (4.44%) Wireless
2 3 (3.33%) Network Security
2 3 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (1.11%) Modbus
3 1 (1.11%) Profibus
3 1 (1.11%) IPsec
3 1 (1.11%) DHCP
3 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.11%) FTP
3 1 (1.11%) HTTP
3 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.11%) DNS
3 1 (1.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.11%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) Big Data
5 1 (1.11%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.11%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.11%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.11%) EDMS
5 1 (1.11%) MS Access
5 1 (1.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (2.22%) LSMW
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (33.33%) Finance
2 16 (17.78%) Telecoms
3 11 (12.22%) Electronics
4 10 (11.11%) Marketing
5 9 (10.00%) Advertising
6 6 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (5.56%) Automotive
8 4 (4.44%) Retail
9 3 (3.33%) Banking
9 3 (3.33%) Aerospace
10 2 (2.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 26 (28.89%) Analyst
2 17 (18.89%) Business Analyst
3 12 (13.33%) Developer
3 12 (13.33%) Consultant
4 7 (7.78%) Business Process Analyst
4 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.78%) Administrator
4 7 (7.78%) Process Analyst
5 5 (5.56%) SAP Manager
5 5 (5.56%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) SAP Project Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.33%) IT Support
8 2 (2.22%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (2.22%) Supply Chain Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (5.56%) HTML
2 5 (5.56%) CSS
3 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.33%) jQuery
4 3 (3.33%) HTML5
4 3 (3.33%) CSS3
5 2 (2.22%) PhoneGap
5 2 (2.22%) Sass
5 2 (2.22%) LESS
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.11%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (1.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.11%) RESTful
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.11%) J2EE
6 1 (1.11%) Servlets
6 1 (1.11%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) DTV
2 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.56%) FMCG
4 3 (3.33%) NHS
5 2 (2.22%) Statistics
5 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.11%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.11%) Informatics
6 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.11%) LPAR
6 1 (1.11%) Open Source
6 1 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.11%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.11%) HACMP
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.11%) Clustering
6 1 (1.11%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Windows
2 9 (10.00%) UNIX
3 7 (7.78%) Linux
4 5 (5.56%) VMS
5 2 (2.22%) AIX
5 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.11%) HPUX
6 1 (1.11%) Solaris
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.78%) ERP
2 14 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (13.33%) Project Management
3 12 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 11 (12.22%) Programme Management
5 10 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (8.89%) Data Management
7 7 (7.78%) Logistics
7 7 (7.78%) Master Data Management
8 5 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.44%) Workflow
9 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.44%) UML
9 4 (4.44%) OO
9 4 (4.44%) CRM
9 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (4.44%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.44%) Java
5 3 (3.33%) C#
5 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.11%) Ruby
6 1 (1.11%) ABAP
6 1 (1.11%) Python
6 1 (1.11%) C++
6 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) CIMA
5 1 (1.11%) HNC
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.11%) GMP
2 1 (1.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) Xen
2 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.11%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.11%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) OpenView
1 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (34.44%) SAP
2 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.56%) Oracle
4 3 (3.33%) JD Edwards
4 3 (3.33%) VMware
4 3 (3.33%) IronPort
4 3 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.22%) Progress
5 2 (2.22%) HP
5 2 (2.22%) Dell
6 1 (1.11%) EMC
6 1 (1.11%) Citrix
6 1 (1.11%) JDA
6 1 (1.11%) Motorola
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco
6 1 (1.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) Sun
6 1 (1.11%) Google
6 1 (1.11%) Remedy
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