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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manufacturing
Rank 156 142 185
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +43
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 814 802 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.49% 1.20%
As % of the General category 3.72% 3.87% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 361 254
Average daily rate
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£400 £376 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% -16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 67 43
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.96 £43.10 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -16.00%

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
21860 20735 21369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.68% 38.60% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14034 12918 13010
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 568 635
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 -6 757 £400 +6.66% 499
South East -18 137 £375 -1.63% 109
London -58 137 £450 +5.88% 72
North West +35 107 £370 +13.84% 58
West Midlands -2 90 £400 +6.66% 55
South West +20 87 £400 +14.28% 81
East Midlands +11 60 £423 +8.09% 37
East of England -35 49 £350 +30.84% 33
Yorkshire -1 40 £400 +10.34% 32
Manchester +14 37 £325 +10.16% 19
Surrey +9 34 £400 -0.62% 9
Derbyshire +18 33 £422 +6.80% 10
Berkshire -2 32 £350 -3.44% 28
Cumbria +3 29 £350 -30.00% 5
Derby +11 28 £422 +6.80% 4
Hampshire +1 28 £345 -13.75% 19
Gloucestershire +7 25 £400 - 17
City of London -7 23 £381 +3.74% 18
North East -9 23 £325 +5.69% 12
Warwickshire +5 22 £423 +30.00% 6
Tyne and Wear -11 21 £325 +22.64% 4
Scotland +16 20 £325 -34.17% 13
Midlands +15 20 £575 - 4
Birmingham +7 20 £275 -54.16% 24
West Yorkshire +7 19 £400 -20.79% 19
Essex -5 19 £300 +26.31% 6
Cheshire +2 18 £425 +88.88% 22
Bristol +1 18 £375 +7.14% 29
South Yorkshire +3 16 £475 +90.00% 4
Leeds -8 16 £419 -30.20% 10

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 715 (43.39%) SAP
2 548 (33.25%) Finance
3 374 (22.69%) Telecoms
4 342 (20.75%) Programme Management
5 331 (20.08%) Business Intelligence
6 316 (19.17%) Marketing
7 303 (18.39%) Electronics
8 296 (17.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 294 (17.84%) Digital Marketing
10 290 (17.60%) DTV
11 231 (14.02%) Project Management
12 225 (13.65%) Microsoft
13 210 (12.74%) ERP
14 193 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
15 175 (10.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 159 (9.65%) SQL Server
17 158 (9.59%) SQL
18 155 (9.41%) Windows
19 152 (9.22%) Retail
20 144 (8.74%) PRINCE2
21 143 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
22 129 (7.83%) Security Cleared
23 126 (7.65%) Java
23 126 (7.65%) .NET
24 122 (7.40%) ITIL
25 117 (7.10%) Oracle
26 110 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
27 103 (6.25%) MS Excel
28 102 (6.19%) SC Cleared
29 100 (6.07%) Degree

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 48 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.46%) CMS
3 21 (1.27%) IIS
4 19 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 16 (0.97%) Mule
6 13 (0.79%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.55%) Mule ESB
8 8 (0.49%) IBM Notes
8 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.42%) Lync
9 7 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.36%) ArchestrA
10 6 (0.36%) Confluence
10 6 (0.36%) Apache
10 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.30%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.30%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 103 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 64 (3.88%) MS Office
3 57 (3.46%) MS Project
4 38 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.18%) CATIA
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.12%) InDesign
9 2 (0.12%) SPSS
9 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.12%) FastStats
9 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.061%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.061%) GIMP
10 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.061%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 296 (17.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 38 (2.31%) SAP PP
3 36 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (1.70%) SAP MII
5 25 (1.52%) SAP ERP
6 21 (1.27%) SAP MM
6 21 (1.27%) SAP QM
7 20 (1.21%) SAP FI
7 20 (1.21%) SAP APO
8 19 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (1.09%) SAP PLM
10 16 (0.97%) SAP CO
10 16 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
11 15 (0.91%) SAP SD
11 15 (0.91%) SAP EWM
12 12 (0.73%) SAP SRM
13 10 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
13 10 (0.61%) Teamcenter
14 9 (0.55%) SAP WM
14 9 (0.55%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.73%) SaaS
2 24 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.55%) Office 365
4 8 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.18%) PaaS
6 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.12%) SmartFocus
7 2 (0.12%) Google Checkout
7 2 (0.12%) CheetahMail
7 2 (0.12%) Pure360
7 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.061%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.061%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.061%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.061%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.061%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.061%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.73%) WAN
2 44 (2.67%) LAN
3 30 (1.82%) FTP
4 27 (1.64%) Firewall
5 26 (1.58%) DNS
6 19 (1.15%) DHCP
6 19 (1.15%) SAN
7 17 (1.03%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.73%) VPN
8 12 (0.73%) HTTP
8 12 (0.73%) Internet
8 12 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (0.49%) Intranet
9 8 (0.49%) SSL
9 8 (0.49%) MPLS
10 5 (0.30%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.30%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.30%) VoIP
10 5 (0.30%) WLAN
10 5 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (1.88%) SAP BW
6 28 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 24 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
9 23 (1.40%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.33%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.97%) Big Data
12 15 (0.91%) QlikView
13 14 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (0.85%) MySQL
13 14 (0.85%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
17 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 53 (3.22%) Visual Studio
2 17 (1.03%) Maven
3 16 (0.97%) JIRA
4 15 (0.91%) Selenium
4 15 (0.91%) JUnit
5 13 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.73%) LSMW
7 11 (0.67%) Eclipse
7 11 (0.67%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.49%) WebDriver
9 7 (0.42%) Subversion
9 7 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.36%) Ant
10 6 (0.36%) HP UFT
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.24%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 548 (33.25%) Finance
2 374 (22.69%) Telecoms
3 316 (19.17%) Marketing
4 303 (18.39%) Electronics
5 175 (10.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 152 (9.22%) Retail
7 69 (4.19%) Automotive
8 28 (1.70%) Aerospace
8 28 (1.70%) Banking
9 14 (0.85%) Games
10 13 (0.79%) Legal
11 12 (0.73%) Advertising
12 8 (0.49%) Front Office
13 7 (0.42%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.36%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.30%) German Language
16 4 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
16 4 (0.24%) French Language
16 4 (0.24%) Billing
17 3 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 275 (16.69%) Consultant
2 263 (15.96%) Analyst
3 216 (13.11%) Developer
4 194 (11.77%) Project Manager
5 170 (10.32%) SAP Consultant
6 161 (9.77%) Architect
7 106 (6.43%) Business Analyst
8 99 (6.01%) Solutions Architect
9 46 (2.79%) SAP Manager
10 44 (2.67%) Java Developer
11 36 (2.18%) Functional Consultant
11 36 (2.18%) Support Analyst
12 31 (1.88%) Programmer
13 29 (1.76%) Administrator
14 27 (1.64%) Software Engineer
15 25 (1.52%) Test Analyst
15 25 (1.52%) Senior Developer
16 23 (1.40%) .NET Developer
17 21 (1.27%) Programme Manager
18 20 (1.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (7.65%) .NET
2 85 (5.16%) Web Services
3 72 (4.37%) HTML
4 49 (2.97%) CSS
5 39 (2.37%) XML
6 38 (2.31%) HTML5
7 32 (1.94%) ASP.NET
8 31 (1.88%) SOAP
9 29 (1.76%) J2EE
9 29 (1.76%) .NET Framework
10 26 (1.58%) jQuery
11 21 (1.27%) Spring
11 21 (1.27%) Middleware
12 20 (1.21%) REST
13 19 (1.15%) Hibernate
14 16 (0.97%) Ajax
14 16 (0.97%) JSON
15 14 (0.85%) WCF
15 14 (0.85%) AngularJS
16 12 (0.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 290 (17.60%) DTV
2 143 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (4.07%) Life Science
3 67 (4.07%) FMCG
4 63 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 53 (3.22%) NHS
6 41 (2.49%) Data Centre
7 24 (1.46%) User Experience
8 20 (1.21%) GIS
9 19 (1.15%) PMI
9 19 (1.15%) Informatics
10 18 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (1.03%) SCADA
12 16 (0.97%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.67%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.61%) Visualisation
15 9 (0.55%) iSeries
15 9 (0.55%) Replication
15 9 (0.55%) Clustering
16 8 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 155 (9.41%) Windows
2 77 (4.67%) Linux
3 57 (3.46%) UNIX
4 31 (1.88%) Windows XP
5 30 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 22 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.97%) VMS
9 12 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.67%) Android
11 9 (0.55%) Solaris
12 7 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.36%) AIX
14 5 (0.30%) Fedora
14 5 (0.30%) CentOS
15 4 (0.24%) OpenVMS
16 3 (0.18%) OS/400
16 3 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (20.75%) Programme Management
2 331 (20.08%) Business Intelligence
3 294 (17.84%) Digital Marketing
4 231 (14.02%) Project Management
5 210 (12.74%) ERP
6 193 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
7 144 (8.74%) PRINCE2
8 122 (7.40%) ITIL
9 110 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 99 (6.01%) Migration
10 99 (6.01%) Logistics
11 85 (5.16%) Change Management
12 78 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 69 (4.19%) Validation
13 69 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 68 (4.13%) CRM
15 63 (3.82%) Change Control
16 62 (3.76%) E-Commerce
17 50 (3.03%) Configuration Management
18 48 (2.91%) UML
Programming Languages
1 158 (9.59%) SQL
2 126 (7.65%) Java
3 75 (4.55%) C#
4 57 (3.46%) JavaScript
5 53 (3.22%) VB
6 46 (2.79%) C
7 30 (1.82%) Python
8 25 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 24 (1.46%) VB6
9 24 (1.46%) ABAP
10 22 (1.33%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.15%) C++
12 18 (1.09%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.85%) Ruby
14 13 (0.79%) Lua
15 12 (0.73%) Embedded C
16 11 (0.67%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.55%) VBA
18 8 (0.49%) Perl
18 8 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 129 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 102 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 100 (6.07%) Degree
4 40 (2.43%) PMI Certification
5 31 (1.88%) SAP Certification
6 30 (1.82%) ISEB
7 27 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (1.52%) PMP
9 16 (0.97%) APMP
10 15 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.55%) ACCA
13 8 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.42%) CISSP
14 7 (0.42%) MCSE
15 6 (0.36%) CCNP
15 6 (0.36%) OCP
15 6 (0.36%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.64%) QA
2 36 (2.18%) SLA
3 35 (2.12%) GxP
4 32 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (1.94%) GMP
5 30 (1.82%) GAMP
6 28 (1.70%) ISO 9000
7 18 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.91%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 12 (0.73%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.49%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.36%) HL7
12 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.24%) DO-178B
13 2 (0.12%) DO-254
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.12%) GCP
14 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.061%) EFQM
14 1 (0.061%) CDISC
System Software
1 79 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.40%) VMware ESX
4 10 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.55%) XenApp
6 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.42%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.36%) vSphere
8 5 (0.30%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.30%) Xen
8 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.12%) Firmware
11 2 (0.12%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.12%) GPFS
11 2 (0.12%) Ceph
11 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.061%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (0.97%) MOM
2 14 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.79%) SCCM
4 10 (0.61%) Puppet
5 8 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.24%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.12%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.12%) vMotion
10 2 (0.12%) EMC VPLEX
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.12%) OpenView
10 2 (0.12%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.12%) SCOM
11 1 (0.061%) Oracle Statspack
11 1 (0.061%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.061%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.061%) Netcool
Vendors
1 715 (43.39%) SAP
2 225 (13.65%) Microsoft
3 117 (7.10%) Oracle
4 78 (4.73%) VMware
5 63 (3.82%) IBM
6 49 (2.97%) HP
7 41 (2.49%) Citrix
8 36 (2.18%) Cisco
9 31 (1.88%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.27%) hybris
11 19 (1.15%) Wonderware
11 19 (1.15%) JD Edwards
12 18 (1.09%) Business Objects
13 15 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.85%) Adobe
15 13 (0.79%) CheckPoint
16 11 (0.67%) Remedy
16 11 (0.67%) EMC
17 10 (0.61%) Lotus
18 9 (0.55%) ATG
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