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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 172 169 177
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 679 629 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.23% 1.13%
As % of the General category 3.26% 3.00% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 254 223
Average daily rate
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£410 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 63
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.34 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.76 £20.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £44.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -20.00%

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
20830 20959 19870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.40% 40.94% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13634 13205 11680
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +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 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 572 758
Average hourly rate £21.79 £22.00 £21.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 0 634 £410 -6.28% 346
London -17 141 £410 -13.68% 57
South East -22 134 £425 -5.55% 95
South West +10 67 £425 +6.25% 52
West Midlands -21 53 £425 +7.93% 21
East of England -8 50 £456 +46.00% 34
North West -1 49 £300 -20.00% 24
Yorkshire +17 47 £375 -6.25% 21
East Midlands +27 44 £375 +6.83% 19
Hampshire -15 33 £450 +20.00% 8
Berkshire +9 32 £481 +15.96% 14
City of London +17 28 £400 -11.11% 13
Cheshire +18 23 £391 -10.05% 7
South Yorkshire +18 22 £358 - 8
Buckinghamshire -6 22 £425 +36.00% 6
Milton Keynes 0 20 £400 +36.75% 2
Derbyshire +24 17 £375 +6.99% 6
Warwickshire +2 17 £425 +33.85% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 17 £500 +17.64% 17
North East -19 17 £413 +150.00% 7
Coventry -10 16 £413 +17.68% 5
Surrey -21 16 £425 -5.55% 11
Leicestershire +18 15 £375 +36.36% 4
Tyne and Wear -19 15 £394 +138.63% 3
Essex +3 14 £425 - 8
Midlands +4 13 £575 -4.16% 12
Gloucestershire -7 13 £375 +7.14% 11
Hertfordshire -9 13 £419 +34.00% 4
Bristol -12 13 £425 - 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 13 £413 +150.00% 1

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 644 (43.16%) SAP
2 506 (33.91%) Finance
3 364 (24.40%) Telecoms
4 311 (20.84%) Business Intelligence
5 290 (19.44%) Marketing
6 276 (18.50%) Programme Management
7 262 (17.56%) Electronics
8 256 (17.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 254 (17.02%) Digital Marketing
10 241 (16.15%) DTV
11 223 (14.95%) ERP
12 189 (12.67%) Project Management
13 180 (12.06%) Microsoft
14 173 (11.60%) SQL
15 171 (11.46%) Retail
16 154 (10.32%) Oracle
17 153 (10.25%) Windows
18 149 (9.99%) Java
19 138 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
20 134 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
21 117 (7.84%) Logistics
22 114 (7.64%) Pharmaceutical
23 109 (7.31%) E-Commerce
23 109 (7.31%) Security Cleared
24 105 (7.04%) ITIL
25 103 (6.90%) Degree
26 100 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
27 95 (6.37%) Linux
28 93 (6.23%) Automotive
29 90 (6.03%) .NET

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 47 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 25 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 24 (1.61%) MQSeries
5 22 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.27%) IIS
7 13 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 11 (0.74%) Lync
9 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.67%) Apache
10 9 (0.60%) MS Project Server
11 8 (0.54%) JBoss
12 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.47%) CMS
13 6 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.40%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.40%) NetWeaver
13 6 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 88 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 66 (4.42%) MS Office
3 33 (2.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 31 (2.08%) MS Project
5 21 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (1.34%) MS Visio
7 17 (1.14%) FrameMaker
8 16 (1.07%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.34%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.27%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.27%) InDesign
12 3 (0.20%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.067%) CATIA
14 1 (0.067%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.067%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 256 (17.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 67 (4.49%) Dynamics AX
3 56 (3.75%) SAP PP
4 32 (2.14%) SAP SD
5 31 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
6 29 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
7 28 (1.88%) SAP MM
8 25 (1.68%) SAP FI
9 21 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
9 21 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
10 20 (1.34%) Oracle General Ledger
10 20 (1.34%) SAP CO
11 18 (1.21%) SAP FI/CO
11 18 (1.21%) Oracle Assets
12 17 (1.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 15 (1.01%) Oracle iProcurement
13 15 (1.01%) SAP ERP
14 14 (0.94%) SAP SRM
14 14 (0.94%) ENOVIA
15 13 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.43%) SaaS
2 13 (0.87%) IaaS
3 11 (0.74%) Office 365
4 10 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.20%) PaaS
7 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.20%) GitHub
7 3 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.067%) Force.com
8 1 (0.067%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.49%) WAN
2 50 (3.35%) LAN
3 47 (3.15%) Internet
4 31 (2.08%) SAN
5 29 (1.94%) DNS
6 28 (1.88%) Firewall
7 24 (1.61%) TCP/IP
8 23 (1.54%) FTP
8 23 (1.54%) HTTP
9 17 (1.14%) DHCP
10 16 (1.07%) VPN
11 14 (0.94%) VoIP
11 14 (0.94%) MPLS
11 14 (0.94%) Network Security
12 11 (0.74%) Wireless
13 10 (0.67%) BGP
14 8 (0.54%) OSPF
14 8 (0.54%) SNMP
14 8 (0.54%) IPsec
14 8 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.21%) SAP BW
3 25 (1.68%) MySQL
4 23 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 20 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (1.07%) DB2
9 16 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.07%) Big Data
10 15 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.87%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.80%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.60%) SAP BI
14 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (1.14%) Maven
2 16 (1.07%) Selenium
2 16 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (0.87%) ClearCase
3 13 (0.87%) JUnit
3 13 (0.87%) ClearQuest
4 12 (0.80%) Subversion
4 12 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.74%) Cucumber
6 10 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (0.67%) LoadRunner
7 8 (0.54%) Ant
8 7 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.47%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.40%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.40%) JIRA
9 6 (0.40%) LSMW
9 6 (0.40%) JMeter
General
1 506 (33.91%) Finance
2 364 (24.40%) Telecoms
3 290 (19.44%) Marketing
4 262 (17.56%) Electronics
5 171 (11.46%) Retail
6 114 (7.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 93 (6.23%) Automotive
8 40 (2.68%) Banking
9 35 (2.35%) Advertising
10 18 (1.21%) Aerospace
11 16 (1.07%) General Ledger
12 14 (0.94%) Legal
13 13 (0.87%) Games
14 9 (0.60%) Billing
15 7 (0.47%) Back Office
16 6 (0.40%) French Language
17 5 (0.34%) Law
18 4 (0.27%) Front Office
18 4 (0.27%) Military
19 3 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 267 (17.90%) Analyst
2 255 (17.09%) Consultant
3 181 (12.13%) Developer
4 154 (10.32%) Project Manager
5 146 (9.79%) Architect
6 140 (9.38%) SAP Consultant
7 121 (8.11%) Business Analyst
8 51 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
9 43 (2.88%) Programme Manager
9 43 (2.88%) Functional Consultant
9 43 (2.88%) SAP Manager
10 38 (2.55%) Java Developer
11 33 (2.21%) Administrator
12 31 (2.08%) SAP PP Consultant
13 30 (2.01%) Support Analyst
14 26 (1.74%) Oracle Consultant
15 25 (1.68%) Enterprise Architect
15 25 (1.68%) SAP Project Manager
16 23 (1.54%) .NET Developer
17 21 (1.41%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (6.03%) .NET
2 75 (5.03%) HTML
3 62 (4.16%) CSS
4 55 (3.69%) J2EE
4 55 (3.69%) XML
5 50 (3.35%) Web Services
6 37 (2.48%) ASP.NET
7 34 (2.28%) jQuery
8 32 (2.14%) Spring
9 31 (2.08%) Middleware
10 27 (1.81%) SOAP
10 27 (1.81%) HTML5
11 21 (1.41%) REST
12 20 (1.34%) JSON
13 19 (1.27%) Ajax
13 19 (1.27%) EDI
14 17 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (1.01%) JSP
16 13 (0.87%) Hibernate
16 13 (0.87%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 241 (16.15%) DTV
2 134 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (5.97%) FMCG
4 31 (2.08%) User Experience
5 26 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.61%) NHS
7 21 (1.41%) SCADA
7 21 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 14 (0.94%) Visualisation
9 13 (0.87%) Open Source
9 13 (0.87%) iSeries
9 13 (0.87%) RMADS
10 12 (0.80%) Statistics
11 11 (0.74%) Clustering
12 10 (0.67%) Mainframe
12 10 (0.67%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.60%) HACMP
13 9 (0.60%) PMI
14 8 (0.54%) W3C
14 8 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 153 (10.25%) Windows
2 95 (6.37%) Linux
3 81 (5.43%) UNIX
4 32 (2.14%) Windows 7
5 28 (1.88%) Windows XP
6 24 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.54%) Solaris
8 21 (1.41%) AIX
9 16 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.74%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.67%) VMS
12 9 (0.60%) HPUX
13 8 (0.54%) Fedora
13 8 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.54%) CentOS
14 6 (0.40%) Android
15 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (20.84%) Business Intelligence
2 276 (18.50%) Programme Management
3 254 (17.02%) Digital Marketing
4 223 (14.95%) ERP
5 189 (12.67%) Project Management
6 138 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
7 117 (7.84%) Logistics
8 109 (7.31%) E-Commerce
9 105 (7.04%) ITIL
10 100 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 81 (5.43%) Change Management
12 80 (5.36%) Validation
13 76 (5.09%) Migration
14 69 (4.62%) PRINCE2
15 56 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
16 55 (3.69%) SOA
17 54 (3.62%) CRM
18 51 (3.42%) Business Analysis
19 46 (3.08%) Configuration Management
19 46 (3.08%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 173 (11.60%) SQL
2 149 (9.99%) Java
3 74 (4.96%) JavaScript
4 58 (3.89%) C#
5 37 (2.48%) C
6 32 (2.14%) PL/SQL
7 28 (1.88%) Perl
8 23 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 22 (1.47%) C++
9 22 (1.47%) Ruby
10 20 (1.34%) PHP
10 20 (1.34%) T-SQL
10 20 (1.34%) VB
11 19 (1.27%) Python
12 17 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.14%) ABAP
13 9 (0.60%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.54%) Pascal
14 8 (0.54%) VBA
14 8 (0.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 109 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 103 (6.90%) Degree
3 70 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.48%) SAP Certification
5 25 (1.68%) PMI Certification
6 18 (1.21%) CISSP
7 17 (1.14%) PMP
8 16 (1.07%) ISEB
8 16 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
10 12 (0.80%) CEH
11 9 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.60%) MCSE
11 9 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.47%) MCP
14 6 (0.40%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.68%) QA
2 26 (1.74%) SLA
3 25 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.01%) GAMP
5 13 (0.87%) ISO 9000
6 11 (0.74%) GMP
7 10 (0.67%) GxP
8 8 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (0.34%) GCP
9 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.13%) P3O
11 2 (0.13%) HL7
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.067%) GAAP
12 1 (0.067%) TickIT
12 1 (0.067%) JSP 440
System Software
1 56 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.94%) Hyper-V
3 14 (0.94%) VMware ESX
4 9 (0.60%) Firmware
5 8 (0.54%) Terminal Server
5 8 (0.54%) PowerHA
6 6 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.27%) vSphere
7 4 (0.27%) XenApp
8 3 (0.20%) XenServer
8 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.20%) GPFS
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.13%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.13%) HDFS
9 2 (0.13%) Nmap
9 2 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.13%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 17 (1.14%) Puppet
2 15 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.67%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.60%) SCCM
5 8 (0.54%) OpenView
6 7 (0.47%) OVSD
7 5 (0.34%) SCOM
8 4 (0.27%) Nessus
8 4 (0.27%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.20%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.13%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.067%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.067%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.067%) YaST
Vendors
1 644 (43.16%) SAP
2 180 (12.06%) Microsoft
3 154 (10.32%) Oracle
4 80 (5.36%) IBM
5 51 (3.42%) HP
6 46 (3.08%) VMware
7 30 (2.01%) Red Hat
8 29 (1.94%) Cisco
9 24 (1.61%) Adobe
10 20 (1.34%) Remedy
11 19 (1.27%) Citrix
12 16 (1.07%) EMC
12 16 (1.07%) hybris
13 14 (0.94%) Business Objects
14 13 (0.87%) JD Edwards
15 12 (0.80%) Lotus
15 12 (0.80%) Cognos
15 12 (0.80%) Sun
15 12 (0.80%) BMC
16 11 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
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