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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manufacturing
Rank 154 139 201
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +62
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 892 885 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.58% 1.06%
As % of the General category 3.80% 4.10% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 443 202
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £596 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 59
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £42.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.11%

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
23472 21592 22115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.16% 38.65% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14896 13242 13716
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 526 583
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -14 802 £400 -5.88% 508
South East -30 147 £400 -2.14% 128
London -76 129 £450 -6.25% 69
North West +37 128 £350 -17.64% 54
West Midlands -4 88 £400 -4.47% 46
East of England -1 74 £304 -23.92% 41
South West -2 71 £400 +9.58% 80
East Midlands +14 64 £459 +23.15% 43
Yorkshire +1 49 £363 +7.40% 35
Manchester +16 45 £325 -3.70% 29
Hampshire 0 35 £375 -6.25% 31
Berkshire -10 33 £388 -3.72% 26
North East -10 32 £354 -5.66% 9
West Yorkshire -3 31 £350 -9.67% 16
Scotland -11 30 £381 +5.17% 15
Tyne and Wear -4 29 £354 -5.66% 4
Essex +21 28 £300 +26.31% 8
Surrey +8 27 £475 +58.33% 15
Cumbria +4 25 £350 -46.15% 2
City of London -7 24 £325 -27.77% 17
Leicestershire +16 21 £725 - 8
Cheshire -1 21 £425 +8.28% 9
Leeds -8 21 £375 -3.22% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 21 £354 -5.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 20 £390 -8.23% 6
Derbyshire +13 19 £463 -11.90% 9
Warwickshire +6 19 £420 +5.00% 4
Milton Keynes -6 19 £390 -8.23% 3
Birmingham +13 18 £475 +15.15% 24
Hertfordshire -23 17 £268 -37.05% 10

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 733 (44.32%) SAP
2 575 (34.76%) Finance
3 392 (23.70%) Telecoms
4 363 (21.95%) Programme Management
5 355 (21.46%) Business Intelligence
6 329 (19.89%) Marketing
7 326 (19.71%) Electronics
8 321 (19.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 315 (19.04%) Digital Marketing
10 311 (18.80%) DTV
11 239 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
12 219 (13.24%) Microsoft
13 214 (12.94%) Project Management
14 210 (12.70%) ERP
15 175 (10.58%) SQL
16 156 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
17 155 (9.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 154 (9.31%) Retail
19 151 (9.13%) SQL Server
20 141 (8.52%) Security Cleared
21 132 (7.98%) Windows
22 121 (7.32%) PRINCE2
23 120 (7.26%) Oracle
24 119 (7.19%) .NET
25 110 (6.65%) ITIL
26 106 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
27 104 (6.29%) Java
28 102 (6.17%) MS Excel
29 99 (5.99%) SC Cleared
30 98 (5.93%) Migration

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 43 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.45%) WebSphere
3 19 (1.15%) CMS
4 13 (0.79%) IIS
5 12 (0.73%) Mule
6 11 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.54%) Commerce Server
7 9 (0.54%) Confluence
8 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.48%) SAP EP
8 8 (0.48%) JBoss
8 8 (0.48%) Apache Pig
8 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.48%) Mule ESB
9 7 (0.42%) ArchestrA
10 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.36%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.36%) SAS
10 6 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 102 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 93 (5.62%) MS Office
3 39 (2.36%) MS Project
4 37 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.18%) Simulink
9 3 (0.18%) CATIA
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.12%) InDesign
10 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.12%) SPSS
10 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.060%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.060%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 321 (19.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 54 (3.26%) SAP PP
3 35 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (2.00%) SAP QM
5 31 (1.87%) SAP MII
6 29 (1.75%) SAP FI
7 24 (1.45%) SAP CO
8 23 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
9 20 (1.21%) Teamcenter
9 20 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 17 (1.03%) SAP SD
10 17 (1.03%) SAP EWM
11 16 (0.97%) SAP ERP
12 15 (0.91%) SAP APO
13 14 (0.85%) SAP MM
14 13 (0.79%) SAP PLM
15 9 (0.54%) SAP FI-AP
15 9 (0.54%) SAP HCM
15 9 (0.54%) SAP WM
15 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.14%) SaaS
2 17 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.54%) Office 365
4 5 (0.30%) 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%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.12%) GitHub
7 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.060%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.060%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.060%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.060%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.060%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.54%) LAN
2 40 (2.42%) WAN
3 33 (2.00%) DNS
4 30 (1.81%) Firewall
5 29 (1.75%) FTP
6 24 (1.45%) DHCP
7 23 (1.39%) TCP/IP
8 15 (0.91%) VPN
9 14 (0.85%) SAN
10 13 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (0.67%) SSL
12 10 (0.60%) MPLS
12 10 (0.60%) HTTP
12 10 (0.60%) VoIP
13 9 (0.54%) Network Security
14 6 (0.36%) BGP
14 6 (0.36%) Internet
14 6 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.30%) Wireless
15 5 (0.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 31 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
7 30 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (1.39%) QlikView
11 21 (1.27%) SAP BW
11 21 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 21 (1.27%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.91%) Big Data
12 15 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (0.85%) SAP HANA
14 13 (0.79%) MySQL
15 12 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.73%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 63 (3.81%) Visual Studio
2 24 (1.45%) JIRA
3 16 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 14 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
5 14 (0.85%) Maven
6 13 (0.79%) Selenium
7 12 (0.73%) Subversion
7 12 (0.73%) JUnit
8 10 (0.60%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.42%) Ant
11 6 (0.36%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.36%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.36%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.30%) LSMW
12 5 (0.30%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.30%) Xcode
13 4 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 575 (34.76%) Finance
2 392 (23.70%) Telecoms
3 329 (19.89%) Marketing
4 326 (19.71%) Electronics
5 155 (9.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 154 (9.31%) Retail
7 58 (3.51%) Automotive
8 38 (2.30%) Aerospace
9 32 (1.93%) Banking
10 16 (0.97%) Legal
10 16 (0.97%) Advertising
11 14 (0.85%) Games
12 11 (0.67%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.48%) Front Office
14 7 (0.42%) Publishing
14 7 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.24%) French Language
15 4 (0.24%) Military
16 3 (0.18%) Back Office
16 3 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 270 (16.32%) Analyst
2 244 (14.75%) Developer
3 235 (14.21%) Consultant
4 180 (10.88%) Project Manager
5 154 (9.31%) Architect
6 144 (8.71%) SAP Consultant
7 114 (6.89%) Business Analyst
8 94 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
9 36 (2.18%) Programmer
10 33 (2.00%) Java Developer
10 33 (2.00%) SAP Manager
11 32 (1.93%) Software Engineer
12 30 (1.81%) .NET Developer
13 29 (1.75%) Administrator
13 29 (1.75%) SAP Architect
14 28 (1.69%) Support Analyst
15 26 (1.57%) Functional Consultant
16 24 (1.45%) SAP Analyst
17 23 (1.39%) Senior Developer
17 23 (1.39%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (7.19%) .NET
2 77 (4.66%) Web Services
3 67 (4.05%) HTML
4 51 (3.08%) CSS
5 47 (2.84%) XML
6 33 (2.00%) HTML5
7 32 (1.93%) ASP.NET
8 27 (1.63%) jQuery
9 26 (1.57%) .NET Framework
9 26 (1.57%) SOAP
10 25 (1.51%) Middleware
11 23 (1.39%) J2EE
12 21 (1.27%) JSON
13 18 (1.09%) Ajax
13 18 (1.09%) AngularJS
14 17 (1.03%) REST
15 16 (0.97%) SAP PI
16 15 (0.91%) Spring
17 12 (0.73%) JSP
17 12 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 311 (18.80%) DTV
2 156 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (5.14%) Life Science
4 60 (3.63%) FMCG
5 55 (3.33%) NHS
6 51 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 40 (2.42%) Data Centre
8 32 (1.93%) User Experience
9 23 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
10 22 (1.33%) Visualisation
10 22 (1.33%) SCADA
11 19 (1.15%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.09%) Computer Science
13 15 (0.91%) GIS
14 14 (0.85%) Informatics
15 12 (0.73%) Clustering
16 11 (0.67%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.67%) PMI
17 9 (0.54%) CESG
17 9 (0.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 132 (7.98%) Windows
2 76 (4.59%) Linux
3 59 (3.57%) UNIX
4 25 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.27%) Windows XP
8 20 (1.21%) Apple iOS
9 17 (1.03%) VMS
10 15 (0.91%) Android
11 13 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.54%) Solaris
13 7 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (0.24%) AIX
15 3 (0.18%) SUSE
16 2 (0.12%) Fedora
16 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.12%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (21.95%) Programme Management
2 355 (21.46%) Business Intelligence
3 315 (19.04%) Digital Marketing
4 239 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
5 214 (12.94%) Project Management
6 210 (12.70%) ERP
7 121 (7.32%) PRINCE2
8 110 (6.65%) ITIL
9 106 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 98 (5.93%) Migration
11 97 (5.86%) Change Management
12 94 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 94 (5.68%) Logistics
13 70 (4.23%) Validation
14 59 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 56 (3.39%) Change Control
16 55 (3.33%) SAP Implementation
17 54 (3.26%) E-Commerce
18 51 (3.08%) Scrum
19 50 (3.02%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 175 (10.58%) SQL
2 104 (6.29%) Java
3 79 (4.78%) C#
4 58 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 53 (3.20%) C
6 42 (2.54%) VB
7 38 (2.30%) ABAP
8 37 (2.24%) Python
9 30 (1.81%) C++
10 28 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.45%) VB.NET
11 24 (1.45%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.33%) VB6
13 18 (1.09%) Perl
14 16 (0.97%) Lua
15 15 (0.91%) Ruby
16 14 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.79%) Objective-C
18 11 (0.67%) Embedded C
19 10 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 99 (5.99%) SC Cleared
3 86 (5.20%) Degree
4 29 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 28 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 27 (1.63%) SAP Certification
7 20 (1.21%) PMP
8 19 (1.15%) ISEB
9 16 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.79%) ACCA
12 11 (0.67%) PhD
12 11 (0.67%) APMP
13 10 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
14 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.48%) OCP
15 8 (0.48%) OCA
15 8 (0.48%) OCAJ
16 6 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.81%) QA
2 42 (2.54%) GxP
3 31 (1.87%) GMP
4 29 (1.75%) SLA
5 26 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (1.39%) ISO 9001
8 21 (1.27%) GAMP
9 17 (1.03%) ISO 9000
10 11 (0.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 9 (0.54%) TickIT
12 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.24%) HL7
13 4 (0.24%) GCP
14 3 (0.18%) IEC 61508
15 2 (0.12%) DO-178B
15 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
16 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 76 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.03%) VMware ESX
4 10 (0.60%) vSphere
5 8 (0.48%) XenApp
6 6 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.30%) vCloud
7 5 (0.30%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.18%) Xen
8 3 (0.18%) Firmware
8 3 (0.18%) XenServer
9 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.12%) GPFS
9 2 (0.12%) Ceph
9 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.12%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.060%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.60%) MOM
3 9 (0.54%) SCCM
3 9 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.48%) Puppet
5 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.18%) vMotion
6 3 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.12%) SCOM
7 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.060%) WSUS
8 1 (0.060%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.060%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.060%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.060%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 733 (44.32%) SAP
2 219 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 120 (7.26%) Oracle
4 66 (3.99%) IBM
4 66 (3.99%) VMware
5 46 (2.78%) HP
6 35 (2.12%) Cisco
7 32 (1.93%) Citrix
8 29 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 23 (1.39%) hybris
10 20 (1.21%) Wonderware
11 15 (0.91%) ATG
12 14 (0.85%) CheckPoint
12 14 (0.85%) Siemens
12 14 (0.85%) Adobe
13 12 (0.73%) Informatica
14 10 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.60%) JD Edwards
15 9 (0.54%) Remedy
15 9 (0.54%) Juniper
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