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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 145 191 203
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +12
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 858 552 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.05% 0.99%
As % of the General category 3.83% 2.47% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 205 215
Average daily rate
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£425 £439 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.13% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 59 57
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.01 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £53.00 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%

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
22405 22374 25999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.76% 42.38% 44.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13564 13912 15367
Average daily rate £430 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 592 762
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -27.58%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 +42 770 £425 -3.40% 522
London +79 228 £500 +11.11% 64
South East +32 138 £423 -6.11% 132
West Midlands +5 104 £425 - 52
South West +25 71 £363 +11.53% 95
East of England -15 70 £438 +23.06% 43
East Midlands +19 51 £375 -11.37% 31
Hertfordshire -14 47 £425 -15.00% 11
North West -3 45 £450 +28.57% 56
Coventry 0 43 £425 -26.08% 9
City of London +40 36 £475 +15.15% 15
Scotland +7 34 £375 -10.44% 13
Berkshire +20 31 £413 -13.15% 25
Hampshire -9 30 £438 -1.68% 40
Watford -4 28 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire +12 24 £419 -6.94% 12
Bristol - 23 £335 - 28
Buckinghamshire +11 21 £424 +25.55% 8
Yorkshire +1 21 £380 -15.55% 31
Somerset +8 20 £406 +16.07% 12
Warwickshire -6 18 £413 +42.24% 6
Greenford - 17 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 15 £450 - 24
Milton Keynes +7 14 £424 +36.69% 2
Surrey +4 13 £275 -42.10% 26
Nottinghamshire +22 12 £300 -41.46% 4
Merseyside +6 12 £500 +85.18% 3
Birmingham -2 12 £413 -8.33% 13
North East -26 12 £375 +56.25% 7
Banbury - 12 £419 - 1

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 702 (43.07%) SAP
2 596 (36.56%) Finance
3 375 (23.01%) Telecoms
4 349 (21.41%) Business Intelligence
5 332 (20.37%) Marketing
6 317 (19.45%) Programme Management
7 300 (18.40%) Electronics
8 295 (18.10%) Digital Marketing
9 287 (17.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 280 (17.18%) DTV
11 232 (14.23%) Project Management
12 230 (14.11%) SQL
13 229 (14.05%) ERP
14 201 (12.33%) Retail
15 186 (11.41%) Oracle
16 180 (11.04%) Microsoft
17 171 (10.49%) Java
18 159 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
19 153 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
20 149 (9.14%) E-Commerce
21 144 (8.83%) Windows
22 137 (8.40%) Pharmaceutical
23 125 (7.67%) Degree
24 115 (7.06%) .NET
25 113 (6.93%) SQL Server
26 112 (6.87%) Logistics
27 103 (6.32%) HTML
27 103 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
28 102 (6.26%) Validation
28 102 (6.26%) JavaScript

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 53 (3.25%) WebSphere
2 51 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.15%) MQSeries
4 25 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.04%) IIS
6 17 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
7 13 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.67%) CMS
8 11 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
10 8 (0.49%) Lync
10 8 (0.49%) MS Project Server
10 8 (0.49%) SAS
10 8 (0.49%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 90 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.79%) MS Office
3 41 (2.52%) MS Project
4 19 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (0.55%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.37%) FrameMaker
11 4 (0.25%) CATIA
11 4 (0.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.12%) SPSS
14 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.061%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.061%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.061%) NASTRAN
14 1 (0.061%) Weka
Business Applications
1 287 (17.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 70 (4.29%) Dynamics AX
3 52 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
4 49 (3.01%) Oracle EBS R12
5 45 (2.76%) SAP PP
6 34 (2.09%) ENOVIA
7 33 (2.02%) SAP SD
8 26 (1.60%) SAP MM
8 26 (1.60%) SAP SRM
9 25 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
10 24 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
10 24 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
11 20 (1.23%) SAP FI
11 20 (1.23%) SAP CO
12 19 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
13 18 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
13 18 (1.10%) SAP QM
13 18 (1.10%) SAP ERP
13 18 (1.10%) Oracle Assets
14 17 (1.04%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 74 (4.54%) SaaS
2 12 (0.74%) IaaS
2 12 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.55%) Office 365
4 8 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.37%) GitHub
7 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.25%) Force.com
8 3 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.12%) PaaS
10 1 (0.061%) CheetahMail
10 1 (0.061%) Pure360
10 1 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.13%) Internet
2 33 (2.02%) LAN
2 33 (2.02%) WAN
3 31 (1.90%) DNS
4 24 (1.47%) Firewall
5 23 (1.41%) HTTP
6 21 (1.29%) SAN
6 21 (1.29%) VPN
7 17 (1.04%) DHCP
8 13 (0.80%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.74%) FTP
10 11 (0.67%) MPLS
11 9 (0.55%) Intranet
11 9 (0.55%) Network Security
12 8 (0.49%) Wireless
13 7 (0.43%) IPsec
13 7 (0.43%) OSPF
13 7 (0.43%) BGP
13 7 (0.43%) VoIP
13 7 (0.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (2.39%) SAP BW
5 38 (2.33%) MySQL
6 35 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 32 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 29 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (1.72%) RDBMS
10 27 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (1.53%) DB2
12 23 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.92%) MongoDB
14 15 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
15 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.67%) NoSQL
17 11 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
18 10 (0.61%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 25 (1.53%) JUnit
2 23 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
3 22 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
4 21 (1.29%) Selenium
5 20 (1.23%) Subversion
6 18 (1.10%) Maven
7 17 (1.04%) ClearCase
7 17 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
7 17 (1.04%) ClearQuest
8 16 (0.98%) Ant
9 15 (0.92%) Visual Studio
9 15 (0.92%) Eclipse
10 14 (0.86%) LoadRunner
11 12 (0.74%) Log4j
11 12 (0.74%) Git (software)
11 12 (0.74%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.49%) JIRA
13 7 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.43%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.43%) Cucumber
General
1 596 (36.56%) Finance
2 375 (23.01%) Telecoms
3 332 (20.37%) Marketing
4 300 (18.40%) Electronics
5 201 (12.33%) Retail
6 137 (8.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 87 (5.34%) Automotive
8 44 (2.70%) Banking
9 36 (2.21%) Advertising
10 20 (1.23%) Legal
11 19 (1.17%) Aerospace
12 13 (0.80%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.49%) German Language
13 8 (0.49%) Back Office
13 8 (0.49%) Billing
14 7 (0.43%) Games
14 7 (0.43%) French Language
15 6 (0.37%) Front Office
16 5 (0.31%) Military
17 4 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 294 (18.04%) Consultant
2 254 (15.58%) Analyst
3 245 (15.03%) Developer
4 175 (10.74%) Project Manager
5 135 (8.28%) SAP Consultant
6 130 (7.98%) Architect
7 100 (6.13%) Business Analyst
8 64 (3.93%) Functional Consultant
9 53 (3.25%) Java Developer
10 49 (3.01%) Oracle Consultant
11 42 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
12 40 (2.45%) SAP Manager
13 36 (2.21%) Programme Manager
14 35 (2.15%) .NET Developer
15 34 (2.09%) Support Analyst
15 34 (2.09%) Applications Engineer
16 31 (1.90%) Oracle Functional Consultant
17 29 (1.78%) Enterprise Architect
18 27 (1.66%) IT Project Manager
19 26 (1.60%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (7.06%) .NET
2 103 (6.32%) HTML
3 86 (5.28%) CSS
4 81 (4.97%) J2EE
5 75 (4.60%) XML
6 66 (4.05%) Web Services
7 51 (3.13%) jQuery
8 50 (3.07%) ASP.NET
9 38 (2.33%) HTML5
10 32 (1.96%) Spring
11 31 (1.90%) XHTML
12 29 (1.78%) SOAP
13 28 (1.72%) Middleware
14 27 (1.66%) JSP
15 26 (1.60%) Ajax
16 24 (1.47%) REST
17 20 (1.23%) CSS3
17 20 (1.23%) WCF
17 20 (1.23%) XSLT
18 18 (1.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 280 (17.18%) DTV
2 153 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.72%) FMCG
4 46 (2.82%) User Experience
5 44 (2.70%) NHS
6 31 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.23%) W3C
9 19 (1.17%) SCADA
10 14 (0.86%) Clustering
11 12 (0.74%) Web 2.0
11 12 (0.74%) PMI
11 12 (0.74%) RMADS
12 11 (0.67%) iSeries
12 11 (0.67%) Open Source
12 11 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 11 (0.67%) Informatics
13 10 (0.61%) Firmware
13 10 (0.61%) AS400
13 10 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 144 (8.83%) Windows
2 87 (5.34%) UNIX
3 86 (5.28%) Linux
4 35 (2.15%) Windows XP
5 29 (1.78%) Windows 7
6 25 (1.53%) Solaris
7 20 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (1.04%) AIX
10 14 (0.86%) HPUX
11 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.43%) VMS
13 7 (0.43%) CentOS
14 6 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.37%) Android
15 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.31%) Fedora
16 4 (0.25%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (21.41%) Business Intelligence
2 317 (19.45%) Programme Management
3 295 (18.10%) Digital Marketing
4 232 (14.23%) Project Management
5 229 (14.05%) ERP
6 159 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
7 149 (9.14%) E-Commerce
8 112 (6.87%) Logistics
9 103 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 102 (6.26%) Validation
11 100 (6.13%) Change Management
12 98 (6.01%) Time Management
13 96 (5.89%) ITIL
14 93 (5.71%) Migration
15 81 (4.97%) PRINCE2
16 62 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
17 56 (3.44%) Scrum
18 54 (3.31%) CRM
19 51 (3.13%) SOA
19 51 (3.13%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 230 (14.11%) SQL
2 171 (10.49%) Java
3 102 (6.26%) JavaScript
4 79 (4.85%) C#
5 47 (2.88%) PL/SQL
6 36 (2.21%) C
6 36 (2.21%) Perl
7 34 (2.09%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.53%) C++
10 24 (1.47%) Ruby
11 21 (1.29%) VB
12 19 (1.17%) VB.NET
12 19 (1.17%) ABAP
12 19 (1.17%) Python
13 16 (0.98%) PHP
14 13 (0.80%) XPath
15 12 (0.74%) Clojure
16 10 (0.61%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 125 (7.67%) Degree
2 97 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.02%) SAP Certification
5 32 (1.96%) ISEB
6 24 (1.47%) PMI Certification
7 22 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (1.10%) CISSP
9 17 (1.04%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
10 13 (0.80%) PMP
11 11 (0.67%) CEH
11 11 (0.67%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.43%) Sun Certification
15 6 (0.37%) CISA
15 6 (0.37%) HNC
15 6 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.78%) QA
2 23 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.04%) GxP
4 16 (0.98%) SLA
5 13 (0.80%) ISO 9000
6 11 (0.67%) GMP
7 10 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 7 (0.43%) GAMP
8 7 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.37%) GCP
10 4 (0.25%) P3O
11 3 (0.18%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.12%) HL7
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.061%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.061%) MiFID
13 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.061%) FATCA
System Software
1 54 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.37%) Terminal Server
6 5 (0.31%) XenApp
7 4 (0.25%) vSphere
7 4 (0.25%) PowerHA
7 4 (0.25%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.18%) XenServer
8 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.12%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.12%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.12%) GPFS
9 2 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (0.98%) OpenView
1 16 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.92%) OVSD
3 10 (0.61%) SCCM
3 10 (0.61%) Puppet
3 10 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.43%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.25%) Nagios
6 3 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.18%) Nessus
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.18%) Cacti
6 3 (0.18%) Ganglia
6 3 (0.18%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (0.18%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.18%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.18%) StatsD
7 2 (0.12%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.12%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 702 (43.07%) SAP
2 186 (11.41%) Oracle
3 180 (11.04%) Microsoft
4 75 (4.60%) IBM
5 64 (3.93%) HP
6 29 (1.78%) VMware
7 25 (1.53%) Cisco
8 21 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.23%) Adobe
10 17 (1.04%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.86%) JD Edwards
11 14 (0.86%) Remedy
12 13 (0.80%) Citrix
13 12 (0.74%) Interwoven
13 12 (0.74%) Sun
13 12 (0.74%) JBoss
14 11 (0.67%) Business Objects
14 11 (0.67%) EMC
14 11 (0.67%) Lotus
14 11 (0.67%) SolidWorks
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