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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manufacturing
Rank 142 164 175
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +11
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 802 669 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.28% 1.21%
As % of the General category 3.78% 3.24% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 277 232
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 £263 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -10.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 41 71
Average hourly rate £27.17 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.68% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.69 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.17 £33.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +11.66%

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
21211 20661 19456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.20% 39.41% 42.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13014 12733 11773
Average daily rate £438 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £610 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 601 624
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +17 760 £400 - 513
London -5 157 £400 -23.80% 87
North West +52 129 £395 +5.33% 50
South East -9 120 £425 -5.55% 129
South West +37 85 £400 - 69
West Midlands -3 74 £433 +8.12% 46
East of England +1 70 £488 +68.10% 43
East Midlands -11 58 £400 +5.54% 32
Manchester +25 57 £430 +22.85% 19
Derbyshire +20 43 £388 +2.24% 7
City of London +31 36 £413 -19.51% 17
Hampshire +4 36 £525 +40.00% 19
Hertfordshire -6 32 £488 +21.87% 9
Cheshire +27 30 £425 +13.33% 14
Somerset +14 28 £675 +45.94% 8
Derby +10 27 £410 +1.99% 1
Brentford +2 26 £400 +6.66%
North East -4 26 £300 +25.00% 4
Bristol +16 22 £350 -6.66% 23
Tyne and Wear +4 22 £300 +25.65% 3
Berkshire -30 22 £388 -22.50% 18
Taunton +5 20 £675 +30.43%
Surrey +3 20 £463 +32.14% 19
Essex +11 19 £249 -6.91% 1
Southampton - 19 £525 - 2
Buckinghamshire +8 18 £325 -8.45% 6
Yorkshire -15 16 £300 -14.28% 41
Midlands +7 15 £538 +19.44% 4
Scotland +1 15 £440 +17.42% 10
Warwickshire -1 14 £144 -42.50% 8

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 631 (42.95%) SAP
2 489 (33.29%) Finance
3 354 (24.10%) Telecoms
4 304 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
5 280 (19.06%) Programme Management
6 273 (18.58%) Marketing
7 254 (17.29%) Electronics
8 250 (17.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 244 (16.61%) Digital Marketing
10 238 (16.20%) DTV
11 214 (14.57%) ERP
12 205 (13.96%) Microsoft
13 196 (13.34%) Project Management
14 162 (11.03%) Windows
15 160 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
16 152 (10.35%) Retail
17 147 (10.01%) Pharmaceutical
18 139 (9.46%) Java
18 139 (9.46%) SQL
19 135 (9.19%) Oracle
20 126 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
21 115 (7.83%) SQL Server
22 113 (7.69%) .NET
23 107 (7.28%) ITIL
24 106 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
25 105 (7.15%) PRINCE2
26 104 (7.08%) Degree
26 104 (7.08%) Security Cleared
27 101 (6.88%) Logistics
28 95 (6.47%) Linux

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 50 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.91%) IIS
3 20 (1.36%) WebSphere
4 18 (1.23%) CMS
5 13 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.68%) JBoss
6 10 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.68%) Mule
6 10 (0.68%) Apache
7 8 (0.54%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.54%) Lync
7 8 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.41%) Node.js
10 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.34%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 95 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 61 (4.15%) MS Office
3 44 (3.00%) MS Project
4 38 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
6 15 (1.02%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.82%) FrameMaker
8 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.34%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.27%) InDesign
10 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.20%) 3ds Max
11 3 (0.20%) CATIA
12 2 (0.14%) FastStats
13 1 (0.068%) Solid Edge
13 1 (0.068%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.068%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 1 (0.068%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 250 (17.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 60 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (2.11%) SAP FI
4 27 (1.84%) SAP SD
5 22 (1.50%) SAP ERP
6 21 (1.43%) SAP MM
6 21 (1.43%) SAP PP
6 21 (1.43%) SAP CO
7 20 (1.36%) SAP FI/CO
8 17 (1.16%) SAP APO
8 17 (1.16%) SAP SRM
9 12 (0.82%) SAP CRM
9 12 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (0.75%) SAP QM
10 11 (0.75%) Maximo
10 11 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.68%) SAP MII
11 10 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
12 8 (0.54%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 59 (4.02%) SaaS
2 14 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.61%) Office 365
3 9 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.41%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.14%) PaaS
6 2 (0.14%) IaaS
6 2 (0.14%) CheetahMail
6 2 (0.14%) Pure360
6 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.068%) GitHub
7 1 (0.068%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.81%) WAN
2 52 (3.54%) LAN
3 32 (2.18%) Internet
4 29 (1.97%) SAN
5 26 (1.77%) Firewall
5 26 (1.77%) FTP
6 25 (1.70%) DNS
7 23 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 16 (1.09%) DHCP
9 13 (0.88%) VPN
10 11 (0.75%) Wireless
10 11 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (0.68%) Network Security
11 10 (0.68%) HTTP
11 10 (0.68%) VoIP
11 10 (0.68%) Intranet
12 9 (0.61%) MPLS
12 9 (0.61%) 4G
13 8 (0.54%) LTE
13 8 (0.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.13%) SAP BW
3 37 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (1.91%) Relational Database
7 25 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 23 (1.57%) RDBMS
9 18 (1.23%) Big Data
10 17 (1.16%) Hadoop
10 17 (1.16%) MySQL
11 16 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
14 12 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (0.75%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.68%) QlikView
16 10 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (1.36%) Visual Studio
1 20 (1.36%) Maven
2 16 (1.09%) Selenium
3 15 (1.02%) LSMW
4 14 (0.95%) JUnit
5 9 (0.61%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.61%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.54%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.54%) JIRA
6 8 (0.54%) Ant
7 7 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.48%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (0.34%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.34%) Subversion
9 5 (0.34%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.27%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.20%) Hudson
General
1 489 (33.29%) Finance
2 354 (24.10%) Telecoms
3 273 (18.58%) Marketing
4 254 (17.29%) Electronics
5 152 (10.35%) Retail
6 147 (10.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 80 (5.45%) Automotive
8 31 (2.11%) Banking
9 23 (1.57%) Aerospace
10 19 (1.29%) Advertising
11 12 (0.82%) Games
12 10 (0.68%) Legal
13 7 (0.48%) Billing
13 7 (0.48%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.34%) Avionics
14 5 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
14 5 (0.34%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.34%) French Language
15 4 (0.27%) German Language
16 3 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 272 (18.52%) Analyst
2 253 (17.22%) Consultant
3 166 (11.30%) Developer
4 164 (11.16%) SAP Consultant
5 161 (10.96%) Project Manager
6 147 (10.01%) Architect
7 122 (8.30%) Business Analyst
8 79 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
9 52 (3.54%) SAP Manager
10 46 (3.13%) Java Developer
11 39 (2.65%) Support Analyst
12 33 (2.25%) Functional Consultant
13 32 (2.18%) Programme Manager
14 30 (2.04%) Administrator
15 25 (1.70%) SAP Functional Consultant
16 21 (1.43%) Test Analyst
17 20 (1.36%) Senior Developer
18 19 (1.29%) Support Engineer
18 19 (1.29%) SAP Project Manager
18 19 (1.29%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (7.69%) .NET
2 80 (5.45%) Web Services
3 73 (4.97%) HTML
4 46 (3.13%) CSS
5 41 (2.79%) XML
6 40 (2.72%) J2EE
7 36 (2.45%) SOAP
8 35 (2.38%) HTML5
9 32 (2.18%) ASP.NET
10 26 (1.77%) Spring
11 24 (1.63%) jQuery
11 24 (1.63%) EDI
12 20 (1.36%) .NET Framework
12 20 (1.36%) REST
13 18 (1.23%) JSON
14 17 (1.16%) Hibernate
15 16 (1.09%) Ajax
15 16 (1.09%) RESTful
15 16 (1.09%) AngularJS
16 15 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 238 (16.20%) DTV
2 126 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (5.58%) FMCG
4 48 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.18%) Life Science
6 26 (1.77%) NHS
7 19 (1.29%) PMI
8 17 (1.16%) GIS
8 17 (1.16%) iSeries
9 15 (1.02%) Mainframe
9 15 (1.02%) SCADA
9 15 (1.02%) Informatics
10 13 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 12 (0.82%) User Experience
12 10 (0.68%) Clustering
13 9 (0.61%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.61%) Open Source
14 8 (0.54%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.54%) Replication
14 8 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 162 (11.03%) Windows
2 95 (6.47%) Linux
3 57 (3.88%) UNIX
4 27 (1.84%) Windows XP
4 27 (1.84%) Windows 7
5 24 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.88%) VMS
8 13 (0.88%) Solaris
8 13 (0.88%) AIX
9 11 (0.75%) Fedora
9 11 (0.75%) CentOS
10 9 (0.61%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.34%) Android
12 5 (0.34%) i5/OS
12 5 (0.34%) OS/400
13 3 (0.20%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
2 280 (19.06%) Programme Management
3 244 (16.61%) Digital Marketing
4 214 (14.57%) ERP
5 196 (13.34%) Project Management
6 160 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
7 107 (7.28%) ITIL
8 106 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 105 (7.15%) PRINCE2
10 101 (6.88%) Logistics
11 90 (6.13%) Migration
12 83 (5.65%) Change Management
13 74 (5.04%) CRM
14 63 (4.29%) E-Commerce
15 58 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 55 (3.74%) Change Control
17 51 (3.47%) Validation
18 48 (3.27%) Configuration Management
19 47 (3.20%) UML
20 46 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 139 (9.46%) Java
1 139 (9.46%) SQL
2 67 (4.56%) C#
3 60 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 43 (2.93%) VB
5 26 (1.77%) Python
5 26 (1.77%) C
6 23 (1.57%) Ruby
7 21 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 19 (1.29%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.16%) ABAP
9 17 (1.16%) PHP
10 16 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 15 (1.02%) C++
11 15 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.95%) VB6
12 14 (0.95%) Perl
13 10 (0.68%) RPG
13 10 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.61%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 104 (7.08%) Degree
1 104 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 76 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 38 (2.59%) PMI Certification
4 25 (1.70%) ISEB
4 25 (1.70%) SAP Certification
5 22 (1.50%) PMP
6 14 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.75%) APMP
8 10 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.61%) MCSE
10 8 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.41%) CISSP
11 6 (0.41%) CCNA
12 5 (0.34%) CCNP
12 5 (0.34%) OCP
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.34%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.29%) QA
2 32 (2.18%) SLA
3 30 (2.04%) GAMP
4 26 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (1.50%) ISO 9000
6 20 (1.36%) GMP
7 19 (1.29%) GxP
8 13 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 9 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.54%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.54%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.27%) DO-178B
11 4 (0.27%) DO-254
12 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.20%) HL7
13 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.068%) EFQM
14 1 (0.068%) CDISC
14 1 (0.068%) JSP 440
System Software
1 62 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.88%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.54%) XenApp
5 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (0.48%) Terminal Services
5 7 (0.48%) vSphere
5 7 (0.48%) PowerHA
6 6 (0.41%) Firmware
7 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.20%) Xen
8 3 (0.20%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.14%) Samba
9 2 (0.14%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (1.23%) Puppet
2 16 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.68%) SCCM
5 9 (0.61%) MOM
6 7 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (0.41%) SCOM
8 5 (0.34%) Tivoli NetView
8 5 (0.34%) OpenView
9 4 (0.27%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.27%) Nessus
10 3 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.20%) OVSD
10 3 (0.20%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.20%) vMotion
11 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.14%) CORE IMPACT
11 2 (0.14%) Nmap
12 1 (0.068%) WSUS
Vendors
1 631 (42.95%) SAP
2 205 (13.96%) Microsoft
3 135 (9.19%) Oracle
4 67 (4.56%) IBM
5 66 (4.49%) VMware
6 43 (2.93%) HP
7 39 (2.65%) Cisco
8 35 (2.38%) Red Hat
9 34 (2.31%) Citrix
10 17 (1.16%) EMC
10 17 (1.16%) Adobe
10 17 (1.16%) Remedy
11 15 (1.02%) JD Edwards
12 14 (0.95%) hybris
13 12 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.75%) Business Objects
15 10 (0.68%) Informatica
15 10 (0.68%) Siemens
15 10 (0.68%) Lotus
16 9 (0.61%) Cognos
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