The first 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 17 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 North West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 96 84 103
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 39 33 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 1.37% 1.08%
As % of the General category 3.99% 4.04% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 16
Average daily rate £375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £342 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £11.69 £11.69 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.34 £9.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.34 £12.50 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
977 817 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.87% 33.89% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 360 550
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 53 46
Average hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.65% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £7.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £53.56 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Manufacturing
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 20 £350 -26.31% 20
Cheshire -19 4 £375 -14.28% 7
Lancashire -18 3 £375 - 5
Merseyside -6 2 £418 -4.02% 4
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (29.49%) SAP
2 15 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 15 (19.23%) Finance
3 11 (14.10%) Validation
3 11 (14.10%) Windows
4 10 (12.82%) ERP
4 10 (12.82%) Electronics
5 9 (11.54%) Logistics
5 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
6 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
7 6 (7.69%) SaaS
7 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 6 (7.69%) SAP SD
7 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.69%) CAD
7 6 (7.69%) Project Management
8 5 (6.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (6.41%) Automotive
8 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
8 5 (6.41%) .NET
8 5 (6.41%) MS Office
8 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.41%) Social Media
8 5 (6.41%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.41%) Marketing
8 5 (6.41%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.41%) Business Development
9 4 (5.13%) ANSYS
9 4 (5.13%) Dynamics AX

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.28%) Lync
2 1 (1.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Office
3 4 (5.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) SAP SD
2 4 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (3.85%) SAP CO
3 3 (3.85%) SAP FI
3 3 (3.85%) SAP MM
4 2 (2.56%) SAP WM
5 1 (1.28%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.28%) Sage 200
5 1 (1.28%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Internet
2 3 (3.85%) SAN
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (1.28%) DNS
4 1 (1.28%) MPLS
4 1 (1.28%) LDAP
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) SMS
4 1 (1.28%) DHCP
4 1 (1.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) DTS
3 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.56%) LSMW
2 1 (1.28%) NMock
General
1 15 (19.23%) Telecoms
1 15 (19.23%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Electronics
3 5 (6.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (6.41%) Automotive
3 5 (6.41%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Billing
5 2 (2.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.28%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Danish Language
6 1 (1.28%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (1.28%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Analyst
2 17 (21.79%) Consultant
3 13 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 10 (12.82%) SAP Consultant
5 6 (7.69%) Developer
6 5 (6.41%) SAP SD Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Project Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Mechanical Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Senior SAP Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) SAP MM Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Senior SAP SD Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Support Specialist
9 2 (2.56%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) XML
2 4 (5.13%) WPF
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
3 2 (2.56%) CSS3
3 2 (2.56%) CSS
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.28%) Ext JS
4 1 (1.28%) Java EE 5
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.28%) HTML5
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.28%) XSLT
4 1 (1.28%) EDI
4 1 (1.28%) BAPI
4 1 (1.28%) Spring
4 1 (1.28%) SAP ALE
4 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Social Media
2 4 (5.13%) SCADA
2 4 (5.13%) Life Science
3 3 (3.85%) DTV
4 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.56%) FMCG
4 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
5 1 (1.28%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.28%) NPfIT
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.28%) VMS
5 1 (1.28%) Linux
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.10%) Validation
2 10 (12.82%) ERP
3 9 (11.54%) Logistics
4 6 (7.69%) CAD
4 6 (7.69%) Project Management
4 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.41%) Business Analysis
5 5 (6.41%) Project Planning
5 5 (6.41%) Business Development
6 4 (5.13%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.13%) Migration
6 4 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (5.13%) ITIL
6 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.13%) Finite Element Analysis
6 4 (5.13%) Stress Analysis
6 4 (5.13%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.85%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) C#
1 4 (5.13%) ABAP
2 3 (3.85%) SQL
3 2 (2.56%) XAML
3 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.56%) VB
4 1 (1.28%) C
4 1 (1.28%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.13%) MCSE
3 4 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) CISSP
5 1 (1.28%) OCAJ
5 1 (1.28%) OCP
5 1 (1.28%) OCA
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (3.85%) GAMP
1 3 (3.85%) GMP
1 3 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) SCOM
2 1 (1.28%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (29.49%) SAP
2 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.13%) ANSYS
3 4 (5.13%) SolidWorks
4 2 (2.56%) Lombardi
4 2 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.28%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.28%) Sage
5 1 (1.28%) Typemock
5 1 (1.28%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.28%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £270 - £320 per day + Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £450 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago