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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manufacturing
Rank 157 155 181
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +26
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 678 649 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.33% 1.09%
As % of the General category 3.48% 3.25% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 247 184
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £431 £399
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 57
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.33 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +22.80%

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
19491 19939 18376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.90% 40.82% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12492 12401 10949
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 589 690
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +2 632 £400 -11.11% 540
London +13 169 £385 -18.94% 76
South East -13 132 £425 -14.57% 158
South West +27 74 £444 +14.51% 101
North West +21 60 £300 -25.00% 43
East of England -8 54 £450 +44.00% 39
West Midlands -19 48 £438 +11.11% 42
City of London +36 34 £390 -13.33% 27
Yorkshire +2 31 £375 -3.84% 29
Berkshire -6 31 £494 -1.25% 36
Hampshire -17 31 £525 +23.52% 27
East Midlands +10 28 £393 +6.64% 33
Hertfordshire -16 24 £485 +6.30% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 23 £400 +28.00% 9
Manchester +5 21 £390 -10.85% 18
Somerset +19 19 £673 +144.54% 27
Warwickshire +7 17 £138 -50.00% 8
Milton Keynes +2 17 £425 +36.00% 4
Cheshire +7 16 £354 -35.68% 15
Essex +15 14 £287 +7.28% 9
Bracknell +8 14 £400 - 2
Southampton -5 14 £525 +10.52% 6
North East -8 14 £422 +17.84% 6
Surrey -10 14 £456 - 18
West Sussex -6 13 £413 -17.50% 7
Bristol -6 13 £375 -11.76% 25
Tyne and Wear -2 12 £422 +155.68% 1
Coventry -11 12 £456 +30.17% 7
Reading +12 11 £650 +67.74% 21
West Yorkshire -4 11 £375 -11.76% 17

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 630 (45.03%) SAP
2 464 (33.17%) Finance
3 347 (24.80%) Telecoms
4 301 (21.52%) Business Intelligence
5 273 (19.51%) Marketing
6 264 (18.87%) Programme Management
7 251 (17.94%) Electronics
8 245 (17.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 242 (17.30%) Digital Marketing
10 230 (16.44%) DTV
11 208 (14.87%) ERP
12 184 (13.15%) Microsoft
13 160 (11.44%) Project Management
14 156 (11.15%) Retail
15 154 (11.01%) Windows
16 139 (9.94%) Oracle
17 136 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
18 133 (9.51%) SQL
19 129 (9.22%) Java
19 129 (9.22%) Pharmaceutical
20 117 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
21 113 (8.08%) ITIL
22 105 (7.51%) Security Cleared
23 100 (7.15%) Logistics
24 95 (6.79%) .NET
25 92 (6.58%) Automotive
26 91 (6.50%) Linux
27 90 (6.43%) MS Excel
28 88 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
28 88 (6.29%) Degree

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.57%) WebSphere
3 20 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 18 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.29%) IIS
5 14 (1.00%) CMS
6 11 (0.79%) MQSeries
7 10 (0.71%) Lync
8 9 (0.64%) Apache
9 8 (0.57%) NetWeaver
9 8 (0.57%) JBoss
10 7 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.43%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.36%) Confluence
12 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 90 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 66 (4.72%) MS Office
3 32 (2.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 23 (1.64%) MS Project
4 23 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (1.36%) FrameMaker
6 17 (1.22%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.93%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.36%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.29%) InDesign
11 3 (0.21%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.071%) Solid Edge
13 1 (0.071%) CATIA
13 1 (0.071%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.071%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 245 (17.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 63 (4.50%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (2.64%) SAP PP
4 32 (2.29%) SAP FI
5 29 (2.07%) SAP SD
6 23 (1.64%) SAP MM
6 23 (1.64%) SAP CO
7 22 (1.57%) SAP FI/CO
7 22 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
7 22 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
8 20 (1.43%) SAP SRM
9 17 (1.22%) SAP ERP
10 16 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
10 16 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
11 14 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
12 13 (0.93%) Oracle Assets
12 13 (0.93%) SAP APO
13 12 (0.86%) SAP MII
13 12 (0.86%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 11 (0.79%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 72 (5.15%) SaaS
2 14 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.50%) Office 365
4 7 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.36%) IaaS
7 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.21%) GitHub
8 3 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.071%) PaaS
9 1 (0.071%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.071%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.43%) WAN
2 47 (3.36%) LAN
3 43 (3.07%) Internet
4 27 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.86%) FTP
5 26 (1.86%) DNS
6 24 (1.72%) SAN
7 23 (1.64%) Firewall
8 16 (1.14%) DHCP
8 16 (1.14%) HTTP
9 13 (0.93%) VoIP
9 13 (0.93%) VPN
9 13 (0.93%) Network Security
10 9 (0.64%) 4G
10 9 (0.64%) MPLS
10 9 (0.64%) Intranet
11 8 (0.57%) Wireless
11 8 (0.57%) LTE
12 7 (0.50%) BGP
13 6 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.65%) SAP BW
3 25 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (1.57%) MySQL
5 21 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 21 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (1.29%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.22%) Big Data
9 16 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 12 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.86%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.79%) DB2
13 10 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.64%) SAP BI
15 7 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (1.07%) Maven
2 14 (1.00%) Selenium
3 13 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.79%) ClearQuest
5 11 (0.79%) ClearCase
6 10 (0.71%) Cucumber
7 9 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (0.64%) JUnit
8 8 (0.57%) LSMW
8 8 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.57%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.50%) Subversion
9 7 (0.50%) JIRA
10 6 (0.43%) JMeter
10 6 (0.43%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.43%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.36%) Ant
12 4 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 464 (33.17%) Finance
2 347 (24.80%) Telecoms
3 273 (19.51%) Marketing
4 251 (17.94%) Electronics
5 156 (11.15%) Retail
6 129 (9.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 92 (6.58%) Automotive
8 40 (2.86%) Banking
9 29 (2.07%) Advertising
10 19 (1.36%) Aerospace
11 18 (1.29%) General Ledger
12 14 (1.00%) Games
13 12 (0.86%) Legal
14 10 (0.71%) Billing
15 5 (0.36%) Back Office
15 5 (0.36%) Law
15 5 (0.36%) French Language
16 4 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
16 4 (0.29%) Avionics
17 3 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 263 (18.80%) Analyst
2 262 (18.73%) Consultant
3 154 (11.01%) SAP Consultant
4 151 (10.79%) Developer
5 138 (9.86%) Project Manager
6 136 (9.72%) Architect
7 117 (8.36%) Business Analyst
8 60 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
9 48 (3.43%) SAP Manager
10 43 (3.07%) Functional Consultant
11 40 (2.86%) Programme Manager
12 35 (2.50%) Java Developer
13 33 (2.36%) Support Analyst
14 32 (2.29%) Administrator
15 25 (1.79%) SAP Project Manager
16 22 (1.57%) SAP Functional Consultant
16 22 (1.57%) Oracle Consultant
17 21 (1.50%) SAP PP Consultant
18 19 (1.36%) Technical Author
18 19 (1.36%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (6.79%) .NET
2 64 (4.57%) HTML
3 59 (4.22%) Web Services
4 51 (3.65%) CSS
5 44 (3.15%) J2EE
6 40 (2.86%) XML
7 34 (2.43%) ASP.NET
8 32 (2.29%) Spring
9 30 (2.14%) jQuery
10 29 (2.07%) Middleware
11 28 (2.00%) HTML5
12 27 (1.93%) SOAP
13 22 (1.57%) EDI
14 20 (1.43%) REST
15 17 (1.22%) JSON
16 16 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (1.07%) Ajax
18 14 (1.00%) .NET Framework
18 14 (1.00%) AngularJS
19 11 (0.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 230 (16.44%) DTV
2 117 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (5.86%) FMCG
4 33 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 23 (1.64%) NHS
6 21 (1.50%) User Experience
7 19 (1.36%) SCADA
8 13 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 12 (0.86%) Open Source
9 12 (0.86%) iSeries
10 11 (0.79%) Visualisation
10 11 (0.79%) Mainframe
10 11 (0.79%) GIS
10 11 (0.79%) Statistics
11 10 (0.71%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.64%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.50%) AS400
13 7 (0.50%) Clustering
13 7 (0.50%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.50%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 154 (11.01%) Windows
2 91 (6.50%) Linux
3 70 (5.00%) UNIX
4 35 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 33 (2.36%) Windows XP
6 26 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (1.43%) AIX
9 19 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.07%) Solaris
11 13 (0.93%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.79%) CentOS
12 11 (0.79%) Fedora
12 11 (0.79%) VMS
13 8 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.43%) Android
15 4 (0.29%) i5/OS
15 4 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.21%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (21.52%) Business Intelligence
2 264 (18.87%) Programme Management
3 242 (17.30%) Digital Marketing
4 208 (14.87%) ERP
5 160 (11.44%) Project Management
6 136 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
7 113 (8.08%) ITIL
8 100 (7.15%) Logistics
9 88 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 80 (5.72%) E-Commerce
11 78 (5.58%) PRINCE2
11 78 (5.58%) Change Management
12 66 (4.72%) Migration
13 63 (4.50%) CRM
14 56 (4.00%) Validation
15 53 (3.79%) SOA
16 50 (3.57%) Configuration Management
17 47 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
18 46 (3.29%) Scrum
19 44 (3.15%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 133 (9.51%) SQL
2 129 (9.22%) Java
3 62 (4.43%) C#
4 55 (3.93%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.29%) VB
6 30 (2.14%) C
7 27 (1.93%) Ruby
8 24 (1.72%) Python
9 23 (1.64%) Perl
10 22 (1.57%) PHP
10 22 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 22 (1.57%) ABAP
11 21 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.14%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.07%) C++
14 13 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.64%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.57%) VBA
17 7 (0.50%) RPG
17 7 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 105 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 88 (6.29%) Degree
3 77 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.79%) SAP Certification
5 19 (1.36%) PMI Certification
6 17 (1.22%) PMP
6 17 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.14%) ISEB
8 12 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
9 11 (0.79%) CISSP
9 11 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.64%) MCSE
11 8 (0.57%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.43%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.43%) MCP
13 5 (0.36%) CRISC
13 5 (0.36%) CISA
13 5 (0.36%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.36%) QA
2 32 (2.29%) SLA
3 30 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.50%) GAMP
5 19 (1.36%) ISO 9000
6 11 (0.79%) GxP
7 8 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 6 (0.43%) GMP
8 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.29%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.29%) DO-254
10 3 (0.21%) GCP
11 2 (0.14%) HL7
12 1 (0.071%) P3O
12 1 (0.071%) TickIT
12 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.071%) GAAP
12 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.14%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.64%) PowerHA
6 8 (0.57%) Firmware
7 7 (0.50%) Terminal Server
8 6 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.43%) vSphere
9 4 (0.29%) XenApp
10 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.21%) XenServer
10 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.14%) Nmap
11 2 (0.14%) Samba
11 2 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.14%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.14%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 19 (1.36%) Puppet
2 16 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.79%) OpenView
5 8 (0.57%) SCCM
5 8 (0.57%) OVSD
5 8 (0.57%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.43%) SCOM
7 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.29%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (0.21%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.21%) Nessus
9 3 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.14%) CA LISA
10 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.071%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.071%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 630 (45.03%) SAP
2 184 (13.15%) Microsoft
3 139 (9.94%) Oracle
4 63 (4.50%) IBM
5 53 (3.79%) VMware
6 49 (3.50%) HP
7 34 (2.43%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.86%) Cisco
8 26 (1.86%) Adobe
9 21 (1.50%) Citrix
9 21 (1.50%) Remedy
10 16 (1.14%) EMC
10 16 (1.14%) hybris
11 15 (1.07%) Business Objects
12 11 (0.79%) Cognos
12 11 (0.79%) JD Edwards
13 10 (0.71%) Lotus
13 10 (0.71%) BMC
14 9 (0.64%) Sun
14 9 (0.64%) NetApp
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