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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 128 180 196
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +16
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 916 597 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 1.12% 1.00%
As % of the General category 4.28% 2.62% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 235 230
Average daily rate
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£425 £448 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +2.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.05% -0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 61 40
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.01 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £52.90 £51.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%

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
21410 22807 26188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 42.88% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13177 14097 15580
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 606 744
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.62 £48.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +61 822 £425 -3.40% 481
London +75 239 £475 +5.55% 80
South East +45 161 £400 -5.88% 92
West Midlands +4 116 £406 +6.90% 47
South West +34 76 £350 +3.70% 75
East of England -3 75 £393 +2.95% 39
North West +5 50 £425 +8.97% 48
Coventry -3 49 £400 -30.43% 8
Hertfordshire -5 46 £400 -15.78% 17
Berkshire +30 42 £390 +11.42% 16
East Midlands +19 37 £375 -11.50% 50
City of London +23 34 £450 +5.88% 28
Hampshire -21 33 £400 -11.11% 17
Scotland -5 32 £375 - 16
Watford -3 28 £400 - 5
Buckinghamshire +25 25 £425 +13.33% 12
Oxfordshire +21 23 £425 +9.67% 13
Somerset +10 22 £338 -3.57% 20
Yorkshire -6 22 £338 -23.29% 32
Greenford - 21 - -
Surrey +10 20 £300 -31.42% 9
Warwickshire -3 19 £400 +37.93% 6
Slough +13 18 £350 +40.00% 1
Bristol - 18 £350 - 20
Milton Keynes +20 17 £425 +13.33% 6
Cambridgeshire -1 17 £411 -13.42% 16
Merseyside +8 14 £500 +66.66% 7
Gloucestershire -13 14 £400 - 13
Banbury - 13 £413 - 3
Birmingham +8 12 £413 -25.00% 17

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 677 (41.84%) SAP
2 609 (37.64%) Finance
3 360 (22.25%) Telecoms
4 335 (20.70%) Business Intelligence
5 318 (19.65%) Marketing
6 300 (18.54%) Programme Management
7 280 (17.31%) Digital Marketing
8 277 (17.12%) Electronics
9 267 (16.50%) DTV
9 267 (16.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 253 (15.64%) SQL
11 244 (15.08%) Project Management
12 236 (14.59%) ERP
13 207 (12.79%) Oracle
14 201 (12.42%) Retail
15 168 (10.38%) Microsoft
16 163 (10.07%) Java
17 152 (9.39%) E-Commerce
18 138 (8.53%) Pharmaceutical
19 134 (8.28%) Windows
20 122 (7.54%) Degree
21 119 (7.35%) SQL Server
22 117 (7.23%) Logistics
23 114 (7.05%) JavaScript
24 110 (6.80%) .NET
25 107 (6.61%) HTML
26 106 (6.55%) Time Management
27 105 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
28 104 (6.43%) Validation
28 104 (6.43%) Change Management

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 62 (3.83%) WebSphere
2 45 (2.78%) MQSeries
2 45 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.55%) Tomcat
3 25 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
4 24 (1.48%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.24%) IIS
6 17 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 13 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.62%) CMS
10 9 (0.56%) SAS
10 9 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
11 8 (0.49%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.43%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.43%) Lync
13 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 87 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 72 (4.45%) MS Office
3 40 (2.47%) MS Project
4 19 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.87%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.56%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.31%) CATIA
11 4 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.12%) SPSS
13 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.062%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.062%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.062%) NASTRAN
13 1 (0.062%) Weka
13 1 (0.062%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 267 (16.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 75 (4.64%) Dynamics AX
3 68 (4.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 56 (3.46%) Oracle EBS
5 38 (2.35%) SAP PP
6 37 (2.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 36 (2.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 36 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
8 35 (2.16%) ENOVIA
9 34 (2.10%) SAP SD
10 31 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
11 27 (1.67%) SAP MM
12 26 (1.61%) SAP SRM
13 24 (1.48%) SAP FI
13 24 (1.48%) Oracle Manufacturing
14 23 (1.42%) SAP CO
14 23 (1.42%) Oracle ASCP
15 21 (1.30%) SAP ERP
15 21 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
16 19 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (4.51%) SaaS
2 12 (0.74%) IaaS
2 12 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.49%) Office 365
4 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.25%) Force.com
6 4 (0.25%) GitHub
7 2 (0.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.062%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.062%) CheetahMail
8 1 (0.062%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.97%) Internet
2 32 (1.98%) DNS
3 29 (1.79%) LAN
3 29 (1.79%) WAN
4 24 (1.48%) HTTP
5 22 (1.36%) SAN
6 21 (1.30%) Firewall
7 19 (1.17%) VPN
8 17 (1.05%) DHCP
9 13 (0.80%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.62%) MPLS
11 9 (0.56%) FTP
11 9 (0.56%) Intranet
12 8 (0.49%) Network Security
12 8 (0.49%) Wireless
13 7 (0.43%) VoIP
13 7 (0.43%) LDAP
14 6 (0.37%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.37%) OSPF
14 6 (0.37%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.15%) Oracle Database
3 46 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (2.47%) SAP BW
6 38 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
7 37 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 36 (2.22%) DB2
9 32 (1.98%) MySQL
9 32 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 31 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 29 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (1.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 19 (1.17%) Oracle9i Database
15 15 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (0.93%) DbVisualizer
16 14 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
17 12 (0.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
2 23 (1.42%) JUnit
2 23 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
3 22 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 20 (1.24%) Subversion
5 19 (1.17%) Maven
5 19 (1.17%) Selenium
5 19 (1.17%) Ant
6 17 (1.05%) Eclipse
7 15 (0.93%) LoadRunner
7 15 (0.93%) Log4j
8 14 (0.87%) Visual Studio
9 13 (0.80%) ClearCase
9 13 (0.80%) ClearQuest
10 10 (0.62%) Git (software)
11 8 (0.49%) JDeveloper
11 8 (0.49%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 6 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.37%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.37%) Cucumber
General
1 609 (37.64%) Finance
2 360 (22.25%) Telecoms
3 318 (19.65%) Marketing
4 277 (17.12%) Electronics
5 201 (12.42%) Retail
6 138 (8.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 89 (5.50%) Automotive
8 36 (2.22%) Banking
9 32 (1.98%) Advertising
10 21 (1.30%) Legal
11 20 (1.24%) Aerospace
12 15 (0.93%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.43%) French Language
13 7 (0.43%) German Language
14 6 (0.37%) Front Office
14 6 (0.37%) Back Office
15 4 (0.25%) Local Government
15 4 (0.25%) Military
16 3 (0.19%) Billing
16 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 297 (18.36%) Consultant
2 249 (15.39%) Analyst
3 242 (14.96%) Developer
4 182 (11.25%) Project Manager
5 133 (8.22%) SAP Consultant
6 127 (7.85%) Architect
7 109 (6.74%) Business Analyst
8 68 (4.20%) Oracle Consultant
9 67 (4.14%) Functional Consultant
10 54 (3.34%) Java Developer
11 44 (2.72%) SAP Manager
12 42 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
13 34 (2.10%) Support Analyst
13 34 (2.10%) .NET Developer
14 33 (2.04%) Oracle Functional Consultant
14 33 (2.04%) Applications Engineer
15 32 (1.98%) Programme Manager
16 30 (1.85%) Front-End Developer
17 28 (1.73%) Administrator
18 26 (1.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (6.80%) .NET
2 107 (6.61%) HTML
3 90 (5.56%) XML
4 84 (5.19%) J2EE
5 82 (5.07%) CSS
6 64 (3.96%) Web Services
7 47 (2.90%) ASP.NET
7 47 (2.90%) jQuery
8 38 (2.35%) HTML5
9 37 (2.29%) XHTML
10 31 (1.92%) SOAP
11 30 (1.85%) JSP
12 27 (1.67%) Middleware
13 26 (1.61%) Spring
14 25 (1.55%) Ajax
15 24 (1.48%) CSS3
16 23 (1.42%) XSLT
17 21 (1.30%) JSTL
17 21 (1.30%) REST
18 20 (1.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 267 (16.50%) DTV
2 71 (4.39%) FMCG
3 42 (2.60%) NHS
4 33 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 24 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 23 (1.42%) W3C
7 20 (1.24%) SCADA
8 17 (1.05%) Clustering
9 16 (0.99%) Data Conversion
10 15 (0.93%) Web 2.0
11 13 (0.80%) PMI
12 12 (0.74%) RMADS
12 12 (0.74%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.68%) AS400
14 10 (0.62%) Firmware
14 10 (0.62%) Social Media
15 9 (0.56%) iSeries
15 9 (0.56%) Informatics
16 8 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
16 8 (0.49%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 134 (8.28%) Windows
2 95 (5.87%) UNIX
3 91 (5.62%) Linux
4 33 (2.04%) Solaris
5 27 (1.67%) Windows XP
6 24 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.24%) AIX
8 17 (1.05%) HPUX
9 16 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.43%) CentOS
13 7 (0.43%) VMS
14 5 (0.31%) Android
14 5 (0.31%) Fedora
14 5 (0.31%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.19%) SUSE
16 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (20.70%) Business Intelligence
2 300 (18.54%) Programme Management
3 280 (17.31%) Digital Marketing
4 244 (15.08%) Project Management
5 236 (14.59%) ERP
6 152 (9.39%) E-Commerce
7 117 (7.23%) Logistics
8 106 (6.55%) Time Management
9 105 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 104 (6.43%) Change Management
10 104 (6.43%) Validation
11 96 (5.93%) Migration
12 87 (5.38%) ITIL
13 80 (4.94%) PRINCE2
14 62 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
15 57 (3.52%) CRM
16 55 (3.40%) Scrum
17 54 (3.34%) SAP Implementation
18 51 (3.15%) Business Analysis
19 50 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 253 (15.64%) SQL
2 163 (10.07%) Java
3 114 (7.05%) JavaScript
4 79 (4.88%) C#
5 60 (3.71%) PL/SQL
6 34 (2.10%) C
6 34 (2.10%) Perl
7 33 (2.04%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.73%) C++
8 28 (1.73%) Bash Shell
9 23 (1.42%) Ruby
10 20 (1.24%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.17%) VB
12 18 (1.11%) Python
13 17 (1.05%) ABAP
14 16 (0.99%) XPath
14 16 (0.99%) PHP
15 12 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.49%) VBA
16 8 (0.49%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 122 (7.54%) Degree
2 92 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 40 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.22%) ISEB
5 28 (1.73%) SAP Certification
6 27 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 26 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.87%) PMP
10 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.74%) CISSP
12 11 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
12 11 (0.68%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.68%) CEH
13 10 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.43%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.43%) HNC
14 7 (0.43%) MCSE
15 6 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.85%) QA
2 18 (1.11%) SLA
3 17 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.87%) GxP
5 13 (0.80%) ISO 9000
6 11 (0.68%) GMP
7 9 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 8 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.31%) GAMP
9 5 (0.31%) GCP
10 4 (0.25%) P3O
11 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.19%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.062%) HL7
13 1 (0.062%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.062%) MiFID
13 1 (0.062%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 52 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.31%) Terminal Server
4 5 (0.31%) vSphere
5 4 (0.25%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.19%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.19%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.12%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.12%) GPFS
7 2 (0.12%) Nmap
7 2 (0.12%) Cronacle
7 2 (0.12%) NFS
7 2 (0.12%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.12%) XenApp
7 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.12%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (0.87%) OpenView
1 14 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.80%) OVSD
3 10 (0.62%) SCCM
4 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.37%) Puppet
5 6 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.25%) Nagios
7 3 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.19%) Nessus
7 3 (0.19%) Cacti
7 3 (0.19%) Ganglia
7 3 (0.19%) SCOM
7 3 (0.19%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.19%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.19%) StatsD
8 2 (0.12%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 677 (41.84%) SAP
2 207 (12.79%) Oracle
3 168 (10.38%) Microsoft
4 81 (5.01%) IBM
5 60 (3.71%) HP
6 26 (1.61%) Cisco
7 24 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.17%) Adobe
8 19 (1.17%) VMware
9 15 (0.93%) Sun
9 15 (0.93%) Interwoven
9 15 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.74%) JD Edwards
10 12 (0.74%) SolidWorks
10 12 (0.74%) JBoss
11 11 (0.68%) Business Objects
11 11 (0.68%) ATG
11 11 (0.68%) Lotus
12 10 (0.62%) JDA
12 10 (0.62%) Remedy
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