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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manufacturing
Rank 164 162 175
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 742 710 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.34% 1.29%
As % of the General category 3.56% 3.47% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 335 264
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 56 62
Average hourly rate £31.70 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.28% -

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
20823 20443 20419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.05% 38.62% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13157 12905 12292
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 £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 558 659
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £45.00 £44.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -4 699 £400 +6.66% 479
London -14 154 £450 +5.88% 62
South East -12 106 £375 - 112
North West +38 105 £378 +16.15% 60
West Midlands -6 74 £356 +1.78% 41
South West +19 72 £400 +14.28% 87
East Midlands +5 67 £423 +12.78% 39
East of England -21 45 £400 +18.51% 27
Derbyshire +21 41 £422 +12.49% 13
Manchester +19 40 £370 +29.82% 19
Derby +11 30 £422 +9.57% 7
Cheshire +7 30 £425 +88.88% 16
North East +3 28 £300 +13.20% 6
Hampshire +9 27 £388 +3.33% 12
Tyne and Wear +5 27 £300 +13.74% 3
City of London +10 25 £414 -5.42% 20
Yorkshire -23 24 £388 +10.71% 28
Surrey +18 22 £338 -23.07% 27
Warwickshire +11 20 £163 -35.00% 5
Gloucestershire 0 20 £400 -3.03% 8
Berkshire -9 19 £350 -16.66% 25
Hertfordshire -28 17 £475 +18.75% 8
Midlands +14 16 £550 +57.14% 5
Sunderland +1 16 £288 - 2
Cumbria - 16 £378 - 4
Brentford +3 15 £488 +30.00%
Birmingham +2 15 £275 -52.17% 16
Essex 0 15 £425 +51.78% 5
Bristol +3 14 £388 +13.13% 34
South Yorkshire -3 13 £373 +71.26% 6

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 656 (42.88%) SAP
2 504 (32.94%) Finance
3 363 (23.73%) Telecoms
4 307 (20.07%) Business Intelligence
5 303 (19.80%) Programme Management
6 280 (18.30%) Marketing
7 270 (17.65%) Electronics
8 263 (17.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 259 (16.93%) Digital Marketing
10 256 (16.73%) DTV
11 209 (13.66%) Microsoft
11 209 (13.66%) ERP
12 204 (13.33%) Project Management
13 175 (11.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 174 (11.37%) Agile Software Development
15 164 (10.72%) Windows
16 151 (9.87%) Retail
17 150 (9.80%) SQL Server
18 142 (9.28%) SQL
19 130 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
20 124 (8.10%) .NET
21 122 (7.97%) Java
22 120 (7.84%) PRINCE2
23 116 (7.58%) Oracle
24 111 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
25 109 (7.12%) Security Cleared
26 108 (7.06%) ITIL
27 103 (6.73%) MS Excel
27 103 (6.73%) Logistics
28 98 (6.41%) Degree

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 49 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.63%) IIS
3 19 (1.24%) CMS
3 19 (1.24%) WebSphere
4 15 (0.98%) Mule
5 10 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.59%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.59%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.52%) Mule ESB
7 8 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.46%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.39%) SAS
9 6 (0.39%) Node.js
9 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.33%) ArchestrA
10 5 (0.33%) Confluence
10 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.33%) Lync
11 4 (0.26%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 103 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 56 (3.66%) MS Office
3 46 (3.01%) MS Project
4 39 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.26%) CATIA
8 4 (0.26%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.20%) SPSS
9 3 (0.20%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.13%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.13%) FastStats
10 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.065%) GIMP
11 1 (0.065%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 263 (17.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 30 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (1.90%) SAP ERP
4 23 (1.50%) SAP PP
5 21 (1.37%) SAP SD
5 21 (1.37%) SAP FI
6 19 (1.24%) SAP MM
6 19 (1.24%) SAP SRM
7 18 (1.18%) SAP APO
8 15 (0.98%) SAP MII
8 15 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.78%) SAP CO
9 12 (0.78%) SAP QM
9 12 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
9 12 (0.78%) SAP EWM
10 11 (0.72%) SAP CRM
11 10 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
11 10 (0.65%) SAP PLM
11 10 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
12 9 (0.59%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.46%) SaaS
2 29 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.46%) Office 365
5 6 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.20%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Google Checkout
7 2 (0.13%) SmartFocus
7 2 (0.13%) CheetahMail
7 2 (0.13%) Pure360
8 1 (0.065%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.065%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.065%) IaaS
8 1 (0.065%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.065%) Veeva
8 1 (0.065%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.33%) WAN
2 49 (3.20%) LAN
3 32 (2.09%) Firewall
4 31 (2.03%) FTP
5 28 (1.83%) DNS
6 22 (1.44%) SAN
7 19 (1.24%) Internet
8 18 (1.18%) TCP/IP
9 17 (1.11%) DHCP
10 15 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (0.85%) VPN
12 10 (0.65%) HTTP
13 9 (0.59%) MPLS
14 8 (0.52%) BGP
14 8 (0.52%) EIGRP
14 8 (0.52%) Intranet
14 8 (0.52%) VoIP
14 8 (0.52%) WLAN
15 7 (0.46%) SSL
15 7 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 55 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (3.20%) SAP BW
4 39 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 23 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 22 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 20 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 16 (1.05%) Big Data
10 14 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (0.92%) QlikView
10 14 (0.92%) MySQL
10 14 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (0.92%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.52%) DB2
12 8 (0.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 47 (3.07%) Visual Studio
2 19 (1.24%) Maven
3 15 (0.98%) JUnit
4 13 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.85%) JIRA
5 12 (0.78%) LSMW
6 10 (0.65%) Selenium
7 9 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.46%) Ant
9 7 (0.46%) Subversion
10 6 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.26%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.26%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.26%) Eclipse RCP
11 4 (0.26%) Gradle
12 3 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 504 (32.94%) Finance
2 363 (23.73%) Telecoms
3 280 (18.30%) Marketing
4 270 (17.65%) Electronics
5 175 (11.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 151 (9.87%) Retail
7 70 (4.58%) Automotive
8 24 (1.57%) Banking
9 23 (1.50%) Aerospace
10 14 (0.92%) Legal
11 12 (0.78%) Games
12 10 (0.65%) Advertising
13 8 (0.52%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.39%) French Language
14 6 (0.39%) Billing
15 5 (0.33%) Avionics
15 5 (0.33%) Front Office
15 5 (0.33%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.33%) German Language
16 4 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 267 (17.45%) Consultant
2 244 (15.95%) Analyst
3 199 (13.01%) Developer
4 184 (12.03%) Project Manager
5 172 (11.24%) SAP Consultant
6 158 (10.33%) Architect
7 102 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 90 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
9 53 (3.46%) SAP Manager
10 44 (2.88%) Java Developer
11 35 (2.29%) Functional Consultant
12 34 (2.22%) Support Analyst
13 32 (2.09%) Programmer
14 26 (1.70%) Senior Developer
15 23 (1.50%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 23 (1.50%) Software Engineer
16 22 (1.44%) Programme Manager
16 22 (1.44%) Administrator
17 21 (1.37%) VB Programmer
17 21 (1.37%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (8.10%) .NET
2 82 (5.36%) Web Services
3 75 (4.90%) HTML
4 47 (3.07%) CSS
5 44 (2.88%) XML
6 38 (2.48%) HTML5
7 33 (2.16%) ASP.NET
8 30 (1.96%) J2EE
9 27 (1.76%) SOAP
10 26 (1.70%) jQuery
10 26 (1.70%) Spring
11 22 (1.44%) .NET Framework
12 20 (1.31%) REST
13 19 (1.24%) EDI
14 18 (1.18%) JSON
14 18 (1.18%) Hibernate
15 17 (1.11%) AngularJS
15 17 (1.11%) Ajax
16 13 (0.85%) Middleware
16 13 (0.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 256 (16.73%) DTV
2 130 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (4.90%) FMCG
4 54 (3.53%) Life Science
5 51 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 50 (3.27%) NHS
7 43 (2.81%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.24%) PMI
8 19 (1.24%) Informatics
9 17 (1.11%) User Experience
9 17 (1.11%) GIS
10 15 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 15 (0.98%) SCADA
11 12 (0.78%) iSeries
12 11 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.65%) Replication
14 7 (0.46%) AS400
14 7 (0.46%) Clustering
15 6 (0.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 164 (10.72%) Windows
2 73 (4.77%) Linux
3 55 (3.59%) UNIX
4 33 (2.16%) Windows XP
5 29 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.72%) Solaris
11 10 (0.65%) VMS
12 9 (0.59%) Android
12 9 (0.59%) AIX
13 6 (0.39%) Fedora
13 6 (0.39%) CentOS
14 5 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.33%) OS/400
15 4 (0.26%) i5/OS
15 4 (0.26%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (20.07%) Business Intelligence
2 303 (19.80%) Programme Management
3 259 (16.93%) Digital Marketing
4 209 (13.66%) ERP
5 204 (13.33%) Project Management
6 174 (11.37%) Agile Software Development
7 120 (7.84%) PRINCE2
8 111 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 108 (7.06%) ITIL
10 103 (6.73%) Logistics
11 90 (5.88%) Migration
12 76 (4.97%) CRM
13 75 (4.90%) Change Management
14 67 (4.38%) E-Commerce
15 61 (3.99%) User Acceptance Testing
16 57 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
17 55 (3.59%) Change Control
18 54 (3.53%) Validation
19 49 (3.20%) Configuration Management
20 45 (2.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 142 (9.28%) SQL
2 122 (7.97%) Java
3 72 (4.71%) C#
4 59 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 50 (3.27%) VB
6 37 (2.42%) C
7 30 (1.96%) Python
8 24 (1.57%) VB6
9 23 (1.50%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.24%) VB.NET
12 18 (1.18%) ABAP
12 18 (1.18%) C++
13 15 (0.98%) Ruby
14 11 (0.72%) VBA
14 11 (0.72%) PHP
15 10 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.59%) Perl
16 9 (0.59%) Lua
17 8 (0.52%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 109 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 98 (6.41%) Degree
3 84 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.42%) PMI Certification
5 29 (1.90%) SAP Certification
6 25 (1.63%) ISEB
7 23 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (1.37%) PMP
9 14 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.72%) APMP
11 10 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.65%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.46%) MCSE
12 7 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.46%) CISSP
13 6 (0.39%) ACCA
13 6 (0.39%) CCNA
14 5 (0.33%) CCNP
14 5 (0.33%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.86%) QA
2 35 (2.29%) SLA
3 32 (2.09%) GAMP
4 30 (1.96%) GMP
5 27 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (1.63%) GxP
7 21 (1.37%) ISO 9000
8 15 (0.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 15 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.65%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.46%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.39%) HL7
12 4 (0.26%) DO-178B
12 4 (0.26%) DO-254
12 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.065%) GAAP
14 1 (0.065%) EFQM
14 1 (0.065%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.065%) CDISC
System Software
1 78 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.31%) VMware ESX
4 13 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.46%) XenApp
5 7 (0.46%) vSphere
5 7 (0.46%) Terminal Services
5 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.26%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.26%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.20%) Xen
10 2 (0.13%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.13%) Firmware
10 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.13%) GPFS
10 2 (0.13%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 13 (0.85%) SCCM
2 12 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.72%) Puppet
4 10 (0.65%) MOM
5 9 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.33%) OpenView
7 5 (0.33%) SCOM
8 4 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.26%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.26%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.20%) vMotion
9 3 (0.20%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.20%) OVSD
9 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.065%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.065%) SAP Afaria
10 1 (0.065%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.065%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.065%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 656 (42.88%) SAP
2 209 (13.66%) Microsoft
3 116 (7.58%) Oracle
4 76 (4.97%) VMware
5 68 (4.44%) IBM
6 50 (3.27%) HP
7 40 (2.61%) Cisco
8 37 (2.42%) Citrix
9 32 (2.09%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.37%) hybris
11 19 (1.24%) Remedy
12 18 (1.18%) JD Edwards
13 14 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.85%) CheckPoint
14 13 (0.85%) EMC
15 12 (0.78%) Adobe
16 11 (0.72%) Wonderware
17 9 (0.59%) Tableau
17 9 (0.59%) SolarWinds
17 9 (0.59%) Business Objects
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