The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manufacturing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manufacturing
Rank 140 134 184
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +50
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 900 884 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.62% 1.15%
As % of the General category 3.93% 4.19% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 398 236
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £274 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 68 45
Average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.80% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.65 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £42.60 £52.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -20.63%

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

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
22901 21104 21985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.27% 38.62% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14647 13020 13447
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 549 632
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.47 £41.03 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

Manufacturing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Manufacturing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Manufacturing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Manufacturing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Manufacturing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Manufacturing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Manufacturing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
England 0 821 £400 - 438
London -57 154 £475 +2.70% 56
South East -12 147 £375 -6.25% 83
North West +33 120 £350 -20.00% 61
West Midlands +2 102 £400 -2.43% 49
South West -3 87 £408 +16.42% 58
East of England -8 64 £311 -4.23% 45
East Midlands +21 63 £438 +16.66% 41
Yorkshire -9 39 £400 +14.28% 31
Manchester +19 37 £313 -10.71% 23
Surrey +10 33 £469 +25.00% 13
Berkshire -1 33 £324 -17.05% 17
Cumbria +4 31 £350 -30.00% 2
Derbyshire +16 30 £422 -19.64% 10
Scotland -4 30 £350 -12.50% 8
Hampshire -9 30 £375 -6.25% 17
Derby +15 26 £422 -19.64% 5
Essex +8 25 £290 +22.10% 9
City of London -11 25 £388 +10.71% 13
Warwickshire +10 24 £350 -12.50% 5
Cheshire -3 23 £425 +8.28% 8
Birmingham +10 22 £300 -45.45% 12
West Yorkshire -12 22 £400 +1.58% 12
Gloucestershire +5 21 £413 +6.45% 7
Bristol -2 21 £370 +7.24% 16
North East -22 19 £330 -12.00% 10
Midlands +16 18 £575 - 1
Tyne and Wear -22 17 £325 +1.56% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 16 £393 -4.84% 3
Leeds -11 16 £413 +6.45% 6

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 719 (42.39%) SAP
2 555 (32.72%) Finance
3 380 (22.41%) Telecoms
4 349 (20.58%) Programme Management
5 341 (20.11%) Business Intelligence
6 316 (18.63%) Marketing
7 308 (18.16%) Electronics
8 301 (17.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 296 (17.45%) Digital Marketing
10 293 (17.28%) DTV
11 244 (14.39%) Project Management
12 229 (13.50%) Microsoft
13 215 (12.68%) ERP
14 208 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
15 174 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 174 (10.26%) SQL
16 162 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
17 160 (9.43%) SQL Server
18 154 (9.08%) Windows
19 142 (8.37%) Security Cleared
20 141 (8.31%) Retail
21 138 (8.14%) PRINCE2
22 125 (7.37%) .NET
23 116 (6.84%) Java
24 115 (6.78%) Oracle
25 111 (6.54%) MS Excel
26 107 (6.31%) Logistics
26 107 (6.31%) Degree
27 106 (6.25%) ITIL
28 104 (6.13%) SC Cleared

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 52 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 22 (1.30%) CMS
4 20 (1.18%) IIS
5 17 (1.00%) Mule
6 12 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.53%) ArchestrA
7 9 (0.53%) Mule ESB
8 8 (0.47%) SAP EP
8 8 (0.47%) JBoss
8 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.41%) Apache Pig
9 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.35%) Apache
10 6 (0.35%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.35%) Commerce Server
10 6 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 111 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 89 (5.25%) MS Office
3 60 (3.54%) MS Project
4 46 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.24%) CATIA
8 3 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.12%) SPSS
9 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.12%) Simulink
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.12%) InDesign
9 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.12%) FastStats
10 1 (0.059%) GIMP
10 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 301 (17.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 53 (3.13%) SAP PP
3 33 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (1.77%) SAP QM
5 29 (1.71%) SAP MII
6 25 (1.47%) SAP APO
7 24 (1.42%) SAP FI
8 23 (1.36%) SAP MM
9 20 (1.18%) SAP CO
9 20 (1.18%) SAP EWM
10 19 (1.12%) SAP ERP
10 19 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
10 19 (1.12%) Teamcenter
11 17 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
11 17 (1.00%) SAP SD
12 15 (0.88%) SAP PLM
13 11 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
14 10 (0.59%) SAP WM
14 10 (0.59%) SAP FI-AP
15 9 (0.53%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.01%) SaaS
2 19 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.65%) Office 365
4 5 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.18%) PaaS
6 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.12%) Google Checkout
7 2 (0.12%) CheetahMail
7 2 (0.12%) Pure360
7 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.12%) SmartFocus
7 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.059%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.059%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.059%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.059%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.65%) WAN
2 44 (2.59%) LAN
3 30 (1.77%) FTP
4 28 (1.65%) DNS
4 28 (1.65%) Firewall
5 20 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.18%) DHCP
6 17 (1.00%) SAN
7 13 (0.77%) VPN
8 12 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (0.65%) HTTP
10 10 (0.59%) Internet
11 9 (0.53%) MPLS
12 8 (0.47%) SSL
13 6 (0.35%) Intranet
13 6 (0.35%) BGP
13 6 (0.35%) VoIP
13 6 (0.35%) Network Security
14 5 (0.29%) Wireless
14 5 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 28 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (1.53%) RDBMS
8 25 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 25 (1.47%) Oracle Database
9 20 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
9 20 (1.18%) SAP BW
10 18 (1.06%) QlikView
10 18 (1.06%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.88%) Big Data
12 14 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.65%) Apache Hive
14 10 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.59%) MySQL
15 9 (0.53%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 56 (3.30%) Visual Studio
2 17 (1.00%) Maven
3 16 (0.94%) JIRA
4 14 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.83%) JUnit
5 13 (0.77%) Selenium
6 12 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.53%) Ant
8 9 (0.53%) LSMW
8 9 (0.53%) Subversion
9 6 (0.35%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.35%) HP UFT
9 6 (0.35%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.35%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 555 (32.72%) Finance
2 380 (22.41%) Telecoms
3 316 (18.63%) Marketing
4 308 (18.16%) Electronics
5 174 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 141 (8.31%) Retail
7 69 (4.07%) Automotive
8 31 (1.83%) Aerospace
9 29 (1.71%) Banking
10 15 (0.88%) Legal
11 14 (0.83%) Games
12 11 (0.65%) Advertising
13 8 (0.47%) Front Office
14 7 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.29%) German Language
15 5 (0.29%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.24%) French Language
17 3 (0.18%) Billing
17 3 (0.18%) Military
17 3 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 276 (16.27%) Analyst
2 269 (15.86%) Consultant
3 236 (13.92%) Developer
4 191 (11.26%) Project Manager
5 168 (9.91%) SAP Consultant
6 160 (9.43%) Architect
7 108 (6.37%) Business Analyst
8 100 (5.90%) Solutions Architect
9 40 (2.36%) Java Developer
10 38 (2.24%) SAP Manager
11 35 (2.06%) Support Analyst
12 33 (1.95%) Programmer
13 32 (1.89%) Functional Consultant
14 31 (1.83%) Software Engineer
15 29 (1.71%) SAP Architect
16 28 (1.65%) .NET Developer
17 26 (1.53%) Senior Developer
17 26 (1.53%) Administrator
18 25 (1.47%) Test Analyst
19 23 (1.36%) SAP PP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (7.37%) .NET
2 80 (4.72%) Web Services
3 67 (3.95%) HTML
4 47 (2.77%) CSS
5 42 (2.48%) XML
6 39 (2.30%) HTML5
7 30 (1.77%) ASP.NET
8 28 (1.65%) SOAP
9 26 (1.53%) J2EE
9 26 (1.53%) jQuery
10 25 (1.47%) .NET Framework
10 25 (1.47%) Middleware
11 20 (1.18%) Hibernate
12 19 (1.12%) REST
13 18 (1.06%) Spring
13 18 (1.06%) Ajax
14 15 (0.88%) JSON
15 14 (0.83%) AngularJS
16 13 (0.77%) SAP PI
17 12 (0.71%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 293 (17.28%) DTV
2 162 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.60%) Life Science
4 66 (3.89%) FMCG
5 62 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 58 (3.42%) NHS
7 39 (2.30%) Data Centre
8 27 (1.59%) User Experience
9 21 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
10 20 (1.18%) SCADA
11 19 (1.12%) Informatics
11 19 (1.12%) PMI
12 17 (1.00%) GIS
13 15 (0.88%) Visualisation
13 15 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.65%) Computer Science
15 10 (0.59%) Clustering
15 10 (0.59%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.53%) Replication
17 8 (0.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 154 (9.08%) Windows
2 80 (4.72%) Linux
3 63 (3.71%) UNIX
4 30 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (1.71%) Windows 7
6 27 (1.59%) Windows XP
7 22 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.06%) VMS
10 14 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.71%) Android
11 12 (0.71%) Solaris
12 10 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.18%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.18%) OS/400
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.12%) Fedora
15 2 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (20.58%) Programme Management
2 341 (20.11%) Business Intelligence
3 296 (17.45%) Digital Marketing
4 244 (14.39%) Project Management
5 215 (12.68%) ERP
6 208 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
7 138 (8.14%) PRINCE2
8 107 (6.31%) Logistics
9 106 (6.25%) ITIL
10 102 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 99 (5.84%) Migration
12 96 (5.66%) Change Management
13 85 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
14 72 (4.25%) Validation
15 69 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 62 (3.66%) Change Control
17 54 (3.18%) E-Commerce
18 53 (3.13%) Configuration Management
18 53 (3.13%) SAP Implementation
19 52 (3.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 174 (10.26%) SQL
2 116 (6.84%) Java
3 73 (4.30%) C#
4 55 (3.24%) JavaScript
5 51 (3.01%) VB
5 51 (3.01%) C
6 35 (2.06%) Python
7 27 (1.59%) ABAP
8 26 (1.53%) T-SQL
8 26 (1.53%) C++
8 26 (1.53%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.47%) VB6
10 21 (1.24%) VB.NET
11 16 (0.94%) Lua
12 13 (0.77%) Perl
13 12 (0.71%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.65%) Embedded C
15 10 (0.59%) Ruby
16 9 (0.53%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 142 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 107 (6.31%) Degree
3 104 (6.13%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.54%) PMI Certification
5 30 (1.77%) SAP Certification
5 30 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 28 (1.65%) PMP
7 24 (1.42%) ISEB
8 18 (1.06%) APMP
9 16 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.71%) ACCA
12 11 (0.65%) PhD
13 8 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
15 6 (0.35%) CISSP
15 6 (0.35%) MCSE
16 5 (0.29%) CCNP
16 5 (0.29%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.95%) QA
2 45 (2.65%) GxP
3 36 (2.12%) GMP
4 33 (1.95%) SLA
5 25 (1.47%) GAMP
6 24 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (1.12%) ISO 9001
9 18 (1.06%) ISO 9000
10 16 (0.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 7 (0.41%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.29%) HL7
13 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.18%) GCP
13 3 (0.18%) TickIT
14 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
14 2 (0.12%) DO-178B
15 1 (0.059%) CDISC
15 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 82 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.30%) VMware ESX
4 12 (0.71%) XenApp
5 9 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.47%) vSphere
7 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.29%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.29%) Xen
10 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.18%) vCloud
12 2 (0.12%) GPFS
12 2 (0.12%) Ceph
12 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.12%) XenServer
12 2 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (1.06%) MOM
2 16 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (0.71%) SCCM
4 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.41%) Puppet
6 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.12%) EMC VPLEX
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.059%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.059%) Nessus
9 1 (0.059%) SCOM
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.059%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.059%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.059%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.059%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 719 (42.39%) SAP
2 229 (13.50%) Microsoft
3 115 (6.78%) Oracle
4 73 (4.30%) VMware
5 68 (4.01%) IBM
6 45 (2.65%) HP
7 39 (2.30%) Citrix
8 34 (2.00%) Cisco
9 30 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.42%) Wonderware
11 19 (1.12%) hybris
12 18 (1.06%) JD Edwards
13 14 (0.83%) CheckPoint
14 12 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.71%) Adobe
15 11 (0.65%) Siemens
16 10 (0.59%) Informatica
16 10 (0.59%) ATG
17 9 (0.53%) Lotus
17 9 (0.53%) Remedy
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