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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 176 189 189
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 678 560 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.09% 1.10%
As % of the General category 3.06% 2.63% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 236 233
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+0.78% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 75
Average hourly rate £26.50 £29.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.00 £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.20 £44.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -14.61%

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
22133 21284 22091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.79% 41.59% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13983 13504 13020
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 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 537 756
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £23.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -9.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.42 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.41% -14.34%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +18 630 £413 -2.94% 434
London +11 147 £500 +5.26% 62
South East -13 120 £425 -5.55% 89
South West +16 67 £375 -3.22% 85
West Midlands -21 66 £425 +7.93% 43
East Midlands +38 58 £375 +6.83% 29
East of England -5 47 £480 +53.60% 30
North West +10 44 £313 +15.74% 51
Hampshire -12 34 £425 +13.33% 16
Yorkshire +2 33 £358 -15.88% 31
Berkshire +5 24 £481 +6.94% 19
Cambridgeshire +8 23 £504 +55.19% 15
Coventry -5 23 £425 - 11
Derbyshire +23 22 £388 +10.39% 7
Cheshire +21 21 £388 +21.09% 17
City of London +16 19 £538 +26.47% 22
South Yorkshire +13 19 £340 - 11
Buckinghamshire -3 19 £400 +28.00% 10
Leicestershire +23 18 £375 +36.36% 4
Milton Keynes +2 18 £400 +29.03% 2
Bristol -6 18 £375 -25.00% 16
Derby +19 17 £388 +10.39% 5
Midlands +12 17 £575 -2.54% 3
Gloucestershire -3 16 £375 +25.00% 23
Surrey -23 15 £435 -7.20% 17
Warwickshire -4 14 £425 +8.28% 5
Hertfordshire -18 14 £471 +50.80% 4
North East -25 14 £375 - 4
Oxfordshire -17 13 £400 -11.11% 9
Scotland -10 12 £450 +34.32% 13

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 675 (42.29%) SAP
2 557 (34.90%) Finance
3 362 (22.68%) Telecoms
4 338 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
5 319 (19.99%) Marketing
6 297 (18.61%) Programme Management
7 279 (17.48%) Electronics
8 277 (17.36%) Digital Marketing
9 271 (16.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 259 (16.23%) DTV
11 231 (14.47%) ERP
12 214 (13.41%) Project Management
13 197 (12.34%) SQL
14 188 (11.78%) Retail
15 179 (11.22%) Oracle
16 175 (10.96%) Microsoft
17 174 (10.90%) Java
18 152 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
19 147 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
20 134 (8.40%) Windows
21 129 (8.08%) E-Commerce
22 117 (7.33%) Degree
23 115 (7.21%) Pharmaceutical
24 114 (7.14%) Logistics
24 114 (7.14%) Security Cleared
25 108 (6.77%) ITIL
26 99 (6.20%) Change Management
27 97 (6.08%) Automotive
28 96 (6.02%) UNIX
28 96 (6.02%) Linux

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 52 (3.26%) WebSphere
2 41 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.94%) MQSeries
4 22 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
7 12 (0.75%) IIS
8 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.56%) Lync
9 9 (0.56%) Apache
9 9 (0.56%) MS Project Server
10 8 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.50%) JBoss
10 8 (0.50%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
12 6 (0.38%) SAS
12 6 (0.38%) NetWeaver
12 6 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 80 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 65 (4.07%) MS Office
3 37 (2.32%) MS Project
4 30 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.00%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
8 14 (0.88%) FrameMaker
9 8 (0.50%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.25%) InDesign
12 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.19%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.13%) SPSS
14 2 (0.13%) CATIA
15 1 (0.063%) RoboHelp
15 1 (0.063%) Weka
15 1 (0.063%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 271 (16.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 78 (4.89%) Dynamics AX
3 60 (3.76%) SAP PP
4 42 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
5 38 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 30 (1.88%) SAP MM
6 30 (1.88%) SAP SD
7 25 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
7 25 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
8 24 (1.50%) SAP FI
8 24 (1.50%) Oracle General Ledger
8 24 (1.50%) ENOVIA
9 22 (1.38%) SAP CO
10 21 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
11 18 (1.13%) SAP QM
12 17 (1.07%) Oracle iProcurement
12 17 (1.07%) Oracle Assets
12 17 (1.07%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 16 (1.00%) SAP SRM
14 15 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.45%) SaaS
2 13 (0.81%) IaaS
3 10 (0.63%) Office 365
4 8 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.38%) GitHub
6 5 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.19%) PaaS
8 3 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.063%) Force.com
10 1 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.76%) Internet
2 43 (2.69%) LAN
3 41 (2.57%) WAN
4 27 (1.69%) SAN
5 26 (1.63%) Firewall
6 25 (1.57%) DNS
7 23 (1.44%) HTTP
8 19 (1.19%) FTP
9 18 (1.13%) TCP/IP
10 16 (1.00%) VPN
11 14 (0.88%) Network Security
12 12 (0.75%) MPLS
13 11 (0.69%) DHCP
13 11 (0.69%) Wireless
14 9 (0.56%) VoIP
15 8 (0.50%) 3G
15 8 (0.50%) SNMP
15 8 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.50%) Intranet
16 7 (0.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.19%) MySQL
3 31 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 24 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
7 23 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (1.44%) SAP BW
8 19 (1.19%) DB2
8 19 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.94%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
13 11 (0.69%) Big Data
14 10 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (0.63%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.63%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 24 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
2 21 (1.32%) Selenium
3 19 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
4 17 (1.07%) ClearCase
4 17 (1.07%) JUnit
4 17 (1.07%) ClearQuest
5 16 (1.00%) Maven
6 15 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (0.88%) LoadRunner
7 14 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.81%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.75%) Subversion
9 12 (0.75%) Git (software)
9 12 (0.75%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.50%) Ant
11 7 (0.44%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.44%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.38%) JIRA
12 6 (0.38%) JMeter
12 6 (0.38%) Axure RP
General
1 557 (34.90%) Finance
2 362 (22.68%) Telecoms
3 319 (19.99%) Marketing
4 279 (17.48%) Electronics
5 188 (11.78%) Retail
6 115 (7.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 97 (6.08%) Automotive
8 41 (2.57%) Banking
9 39 (2.44%) Advertising
10 20 (1.25%) Aerospace
11 18 (1.13%) Legal
12 15 (0.94%) General Ledger
13 10 (0.63%) Billing
14 9 (0.56%) Games
15 8 (0.50%) Back Office
16 6 (0.38%) Front Office
16 6 (0.38%) German Language
17 5 (0.31%) French Language
17 5 (0.31%) Law
18 4 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 277 (17.36%) Consultant
2 266 (16.67%) Analyst
3 217 (13.60%) Developer
4 164 (10.28%) Project Manager
5 142 (8.90%) Architect
6 133 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
7 111 (6.95%) Business Analyst
8 55 (3.45%) Functional Consultant
9 48 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
10 44 (2.76%) Java Developer
11 40 (2.51%) Programme Manager
12 39 (2.44%) Oracle Consultant
13 38 (2.38%) SAP Manager
14 31 (1.94%) Enterprise Architect
14 31 (1.94%) SAP PP Consultant
14 31 (1.94%) Support Analyst
15 27 (1.69%) Tester
15 27 (1.69%) .NET Developer
16 26 (1.63%) Oracle Functional Consultant
17 24 (1.50%) Dynamics AX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (5.45%) HTML
2 84 (5.26%) .NET
3 73 (4.57%) CSS
4 69 (4.32%) J2EE
5 57 (3.57%) XML
6 52 (3.26%) Web Services
7 36 (2.26%) ASP.NET
7 36 (2.26%) jQuery
8 34 (2.13%) Middleware
9 33 (2.07%) HTML5
10 29 (1.82%) SOAP
11 28 (1.75%) Spring
12 24 (1.50%) XHTML
13 23 (1.44%) REST
14 21 (1.32%) JSP
15 19 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (1.13%) CSS3
17 17 (1.07%) Semantic HTML
17 17 (1.07%) Ajax
18 15 (0.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 259 (16.23%) DTV
2 152 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (5.64%) FMCG
4 46 (2.88%) User Experience
5 33 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.01%) NHS
7 25 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.19%) SCADA
9 18 (1.13%) W3C
10 14 (0.88%) Statistics
10 14 (0.88%) Open Source
11 13 (0.81%) iSeries
11 13 (0.81%) Visualisation
11 13 (0.81%) RMADS
11 13 (0.81%) PMI
12 12 (0.75%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.63%) Clustering
14 8 (0.50%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.50%) HACMP
15 7 (0.44%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 134 (8.40%) Windows
2 96 (6.02%) UNIX
2 96 (6.02%) Linux
3 30 (1.88%) Windows 7
4 28 (1.75%) Windows XP
5 22 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (1.32%) Solaris
7 19 (1.19%) AIX
7 19 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.56%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.50%) HPUX
10 8 (0.50%) VMS
11 7 (0.44%) Fedora
11 7 (0.44%) CentOS
12 6 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.31%) Android
14 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
2 297 (18.61%) Programme Management
3 277 (17.36%) Digital Marketing
4 231 (14.47%) ERP
5 214 (13.41%) Project Management
6 147 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (8.08%) E-Commerce
8 114 (7.14%) Logistics
9 108 (6.77%) ITIL
10 99 (6.20%) Change Management
11 95 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 92 (5.76%) Validation
13 86 (5.39%) Migration
14 82 (5.14%) PRINCE2
15 72 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
16 65 (4.07%) Time Management
17 59 (3.70%) Business Analysis
18 58 (3.63%) Scrum
19 55 (3.45%) Six Sigma
20 50 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (12.34%) SQL
2 174 (10.90%) Java
3 86 (5.39%) JavaScript
4 61 (3.82%) C#
5 47 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 44 (2.76%) C
7 37 (2.32%) Perl
8 29 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 26 (1.63%) Ruby
10 23 (1.44%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.38%) Python
12 21 (1.32%) C++
13 19 (1.19%) PHP
14 18 (1.13%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.07%) VB
16 16 (1.00%) ABAP
17 12 (0.75%) Clojure
18 11 (0.69%) Korn
19 9 (0.56%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 117 (7.33%) Degree
2 114 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 70 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.57%) SAP Certification
5 29 (1.82%) ISEB
6 26 (1.63%) PMI Certification
7 21 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (1.19%) CISSP
9 17 (1.07%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.88%) PMP
12 12 (0.75%) CEH
13 11 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (0.63%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 9 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.50%) MCSE
17 6 (0.38%) MCP
17 6 (0.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.88%) QA
2 26 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.50%) SLA
4 15 (0.94%) GxP
5 13 (0.81%) ISO 9000
6 12 (0.75%) GMP
7 11 (0.69%) GAMP
8 10 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 6 (0.38%) GCP
10 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.25%) P3O
12 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.13%) HL7
13 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.063%) TickIT
14 1 (0.063%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.063%) FATCA
14 1 (0.063%) MiFID
System Software
1 46 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.88%) VMware ESX
3 13 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.75%) Firmware
5 8 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.44%) Terminal Server
7 6 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.38%) PowerHA
8 4 (0.25%) XenApp
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.25%) Nmap
9 3 (0.19%) XenServer
9 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.19%) GPFS
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.13%) NFS
10 2 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (1.19%) Puppet
2 18 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.63%) OpenView
5 9 (0.56%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.56%) OVSD
6 6 (0.38%) Nessus
6 6 (0.38%) SCCM
7 4 (0.25%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.19%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.19%) StatsD
8 3 (0.19%) CA LISA
8 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.19%) Cacti
8 3 (0.19%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.19%) Nagios
9 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.13%) SCOM
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 675 (42.29%) SAP
2 179 (11.22%) Oracle
3 175 (10.96%) Microsoft
4 79 (4.95%) IBM
5 56 (3.51%) HP
6 36 (2.26%) VMware
7 27 (1.69%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.63%) Cisco
9 21 (1.32%) Adobe
10 17 (1.07%) Citrix
11 14 (0.88%) Lotus
11 14 (0.88%) JD Edwards
11 14 (0.88%) Remedy
12 13 (0.81%) EMC
12 13 (0.81%) Business Objects
12 13 (0.81%) Cognos
13 12 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.75%) hybris
14 11 (0.69%) BMC
15 10 (0.63%) Sun
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