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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manufacturing
Rank 158 167 168
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 796 700 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.27% 1.28%
As % of the General category 3.69% 3.26% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 309 267
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 40 72
Average hourly rate £29.00 £29.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £11.25 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.05 £37.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -

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
21554 21459 20727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.68% 38.86% 42.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13291 13331 12429
Average daily rate £430 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 580 638
Average hourly rate £22.35 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.49 £45.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +4 755 £400 +1.26% 464
London -24 145 £425 -10.52% 56
North West +50 135 £390 +4.00% 37
South East +4 121 £400 +8.47% 121
West Midlands -12 70 £445 +31.85% 30
South West +22 68 £388 -8.82% 80
East Midlands +7 68 £400 +0.94% 41
Manchester +20 58 £395 +12.85% 18
East of England +2 57 £475 +61.01% 55
Derbyshire +22 48 £375 -21.67% 10
North East -2 35 £300 +25.00% 7
Hampshire +6 34 £525 +40.00% 21
City of London +17 32 £413 -13.15% 18
Tyne and Wear +3 32 £300 +25.00% 6
Cheshire +20 31 £425 +13.33% 11
Derby +11 31 £410 -25.45% 4
Yorkshire -9 27 £338 +0.74% 28
Surrey +14 26 £350 -6.66% 24
Hertfordshire -12 25 £488 +21.87% 21
Berkshire -21 22 £388 -7.73% 20
Sunderland +3 20 £291 - 1
Midlands +12 19 - - 5
Gloucestershire -4 18 £400 -5.88% 13
Essex +9 17 £292 +7.96% 13
Bristol +6 15 £350 +7.69% 26
Warwickshire 0 15 £600 +140.00% 5
Scotland +15 14 £431 -11.65% 10
South Yorkshire +3 14 £275 +10.00% 6
Cumbria 0 14 £378 -20.52% 3
Coventry -7 14 £310 -36.08% 2

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 640 (43.16%) SAP
2 492 (33.18%) Finance
3 353 (23.80%) Telecoms
4 312 (21.04%) Business Intelligence
5 290 (19.55%) Programme Management
6 275 (18.54%) Marketing
7 263 (17.73%) Electronics
8 254 (17.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 251 (16.93%) Digital Marketing
10 246 (16.59%) DTV
11 207 (13.96%) Project Management
12 205 (13.82%) ERP
13 204 (13.76%) Microsoft
14 161 (10.86%) Pharmaceutical
15 160 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
16 156 (10.52%) Windows
17 145 (9.78%) Retail
18 137 (9.24%) SQL
19 128 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
20 127 (8.56%) Oracle
20 127 (8.56%) SQL Server
21 121 (8.16%) .NET
22 119 (8.02%) Java
23 117 (7.89%) PRINCE2
24 106 (7.15%) Stakeholder Management
24 106 (7.15%) Degree
25 103 (6.95%) ITIL
25 103 (6.95%) Security Cleared
26 100 (6.74%) Logistics
27 98 (6.61%) MS Excel

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 48 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.75%) IIS
3 18 (1.21%) WebSphere
3 18 (1.21%) CMS
4 11 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.74%) Mule
4 11 (0.74%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.54%) Lync
6 8 (0.54%) JBoss
7 7 (0.47%) Apache
7 7 (0.47%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.47%) Mule ESB
8 6 (0.40%) Node.js
8 6 (0.40%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.40%) SAS
9 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.34%) ArchestrA
10 4 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 98 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.84%) MS Office
3 44 (2.97%) MS Project
4 38 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.61%) FrameMaker
6 9 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.20%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.20%) CATIA
8 3 (0.20%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.13%) FastStats
9 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.067%) Simulink
10 1 (0.067%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.067%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.067%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 254 (17.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 49 (3.30%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (2.09%) SAP FI
4 25 (1.69%) SAP SD
5 24 (1.62%) SAP PP
6 23 (1.55%) SAP ERP
7 21 (1.42%) SAP MM
7 21 (1.42%) SAP CO
8 20 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
9 17 (1.15%) SAP APO
9 17 (1.15%) SAP SRM
10 14 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
11 12 (0.81%) SAP CRM
12 11 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
12 11 (0.74%) Maximo
12 11 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
13 10 (0.67%) SAP EWM
14 9 (0.61%) SAP QM
14 9 (0.61%) SAP PLM
14 9 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.71%) SaaS
2 21 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.47%) Office 365
5 6 (0.40%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.13%) CheetahMail
7 2 (0.13%) Pure360
7 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.13%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) SmartFocus
8 1 (0.067%) Force.com
8 1 (0.067%) IaaS
8 1 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.067%) Veeva
8 1 (0.067%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.71%) WAN
2 49 (3.30%) LAN
3 34 (2.29%) FTP
4 27 (1.82%) Firewall
4 27 (1.82%) DNS
5 26 (1.75%) SAN
6 25 (1.69%) Internet
7 19 (1.28%) TCP/IP
8 17 (1.15%) DHCP
9 14 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (0.88%) VPN
11 11 (0.74%) Wireless
11 11 (0.74%) HTTP
11 11 (0.74%) Network Security
12 10 (0.67%) VoIP
13 9 (0.61%) MPLS
13 9 (0.61%) 4G
14 8 (0.54%) LTE
14 8 (0.54%) WLAN
14 8 (0.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (3.17%) SAP BW
5 37 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (1.69%) Relational Database
8 24 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 21 (1.42%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.42%) Big Data
11 18 (1.21%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.01%) QlikView
13 14 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.88%) MySQL
15 12 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.67%) Apache Hive
18 9 (0.61%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 31 (2.09%) Visual Studio
2 19 (1.28%) Maven
3 15 (1.01%) JUnit
3 15 (1.01%) LSMW
4 14 (0.94%) Selenium
5 13 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.74%) JIRA
7 9 (0.61%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.54%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.54%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.47%) Ant
10 6 (0.40%) Subversion
10 6 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (0.34%) ClearQuest
11 5 (0.34%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.27%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.20%) JMeter
13 3 (0.20%) LoadRunner
General
1 492 (33.18%) Finance
2 353 (23.80%) Telecoms
3 275 (18.54%) Marketing
4 263 (17.73%) Electronics
5 161 (10.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 145 (9.78%) Retail
7 80 (5.39%) Automotive
8 29 (1.96%) Banking
9 22 (1.48%) Aerospace
10 15 (1.01%) Advertising
11 13 (0.88%) Games
12 12 (0.81%) Legal
13 7 (0.47%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.47%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.40%) Billing
15 5 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
15 5 (0.34%) French Language
15 5 (0.34%) German Language
15 5 (0.34%) Avionics
16 2 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 266 (17.94%) Consultant
2 263 (17.73%) Analyst
3 171 (11.53%) SAP Consultant
4 170 (11.46%) Developer
4 170 (11.46%) Project Manager
5 146 (9.84%) Architect
6 109 (7.35%) Business Analyst
7 84 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
8 55 (3.71%) SAP Manager
9 40 (2.70%) Java Developer
10 38 (2.56%) Support Analyst
11 36 (2.43%) Functional Consultant
12 31 (2.09%) Programmer
13 28 (1.89%) Programme Manager
14 27 (1.82%) Administrator
15 24 (1.62%) SAP Functional Consultant
16 22 (1.48%) Software Engineer
17 21 (1.42%) Senior Developer
17 21 (1.42%) VB Programmer
18 20 (1.35%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (8.16%) .NET
2 77 (5.19%) Web Services
3 70 (4.72%) HTML
4 44 (2.97%) CSS
5 39 (2.63%) XML
6 33 (2.23%) HTML5
6 33 (2.23%) ASP.NET
7 32 (2.16%) SOAP
8 31 (2.09%) J2EE
9 24 (1.62%) jQuery
10 23 (1.55%) Spring
11 21 (1.42%) EDI
11 21 (1.42%) .NET Framework
12 19 (1.28%) REST
13 16 (1.08%) RESTful
13 16 (1.08%) JSON
13 16 (1.08%) Ajax
14 15 (1.01%) Hibernate
14 15 (1.01%) AngularJS
15 14 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 246 (16.59%) DTV
2 128 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.26%) FMCG
4 49 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 45 (3.03%) Life Science
6 38 (2.56%) NHS
7 22 (1.48%) PMI
8 18 (1.21%) Informatics
9 17 (1.15%) GIS
9 17 (1.15%) SCADA
10 14 (0.94%) iSeries
11 13 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.81%) User Experience
12 12 (0.81%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.54%) Clustering
14 7 (0.47%) AS400
14 7 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
15 6 (0.40%) Data Integration
15 6 (0.40%) Open Source
15 6 (0.40%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 156 (10.52%) Windows
2 85 (5.73%) Linux
3 50 (3.37%) UNIX
4 26 (1.75%) Windows XP
5 25 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 23 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.88%) Solaris
10 12 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.81%) VMS
11 11 (0.74%) AIX
12 8 (0.54%) CentOS
12 8 (0.54%) Fedora
13 6 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.34%) OS/400
14 5 (0.34%) i5/OS
14 5 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.27%) Android
16 3 (0.20%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (21.04%) Business Intelligence
2 290 (19.55%) Programme Management
3 251 (16.93%) Digital Marketing
4 207 (13.96%) Project Management
5 205 (13.82%) ERP
6 160 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
7 117 (7.89%) PRINCE2
8 106 (7.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 103 (6.95%) ITIL
10 100 (6.74%) Logistics
11 92 (6.20%) Migration
12 76 (5.12%) CRM
13 73 (4.92%) Change Management
14 63 (4.25%) E-Commerce
15 59 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 52 (3.51%) Change Control
17 51 (3.44%) Validation
18 48 (3.24%) Configuration Management
19 47 (3.17%) UML
20 45 (3.03%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 137 (9.24%) SQL
2 119 (8.02%) Java
3 68 (4.59%) C#
4 57 (3.84%) JavaScript
5 52 (3.51%) VB
6 31 (2.09%) C
7 29 (1.96%) Python
8 24 (1.62%) VB6
9 21 (1.42%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.21%) ABAP
11 17 (1.15%) PL/SQL
11 17 (1.15%) Ruby
12 16 (1.08%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.08%) C++
13 15 (1.01%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.81%) PHP
15 11 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.74%) VBA
16 9 (0.61%) RPG
17 8 (0.54%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 106 (7.15%) Degree
2 103 (6.95%) Security Cleared
3 79 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 27 (1.82%) SAP Certification
6 24 (1.62%) ISEB
7 21 (1.42%) PMP
8 20 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.61%) MCSE
11 9 (0.61%) APMP
12 7 (0.47%) CISSP
12 7 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.40%) CCNA
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.34%) IBM Certification
14 5 (0.34%) CCNP
14 5 (0.34%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.18%) QA
2 33 (2.23%) GAMP
3 29 (1.96%) SLA
4 28 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (1.69%) GMP
6 24 (1.62%) GxP
7 21 (1.42%) ISO 9000
8 16 (1.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 12 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.61%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.61%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.34%) HL7
12 4 (0.27%) DO-178B
12 4 (0.27%) DO-254
13 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
14 1 (0.067%) GAAP
14 1 (0.067%) EFQM
14 1 (0.067%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.067%) JSP 440
System Software
1 64 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.88%) VMware ESX
3 13 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.54%) vSphere
5 7 (0.47%) Terminal Services
5 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (0.47%) XenApp
6 5 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.34%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.20%) Firmware
7 3 (0.20%) Xen
7 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.13%) Ceph
8 2 (0.13%) GPFS
8 2 (0.13%) HDFS
8 2 (0.13%) OCFS2
8 2 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
1 15 (1.01%) Puppet
2 12 (0.81%) SCCM
3 10 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (0.54%) MOM
5 5 (0.34%) Tivoli NetView
5 5 (0.34%) OpenView
5 5 (0.34%) SCOM
6 4 (0.27%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.20%) OVSD
7 3 (0.20%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.20%) vMotion
8 2 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.13%) Nessus
9 1 (0.067%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.067%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.067%) Nagios
Vendors
1 640 (43.16%) SAP
2 204 (13.76%) Microsoft
3 127 (8.56%) Oracle
4 69 (4.65%) IBM
5 68 (4.59%) VMware
6 45 (3.03%) HP
7 41 (2.76%) Cisco
8 36 (2.43%) Citrix
9 33 (2.23%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.15%) Remedy
10 17 (1.15%) hybris
11 16 (1.08%) JD Edwards
11 16 (1.08%) EMC
12 15 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.88%) Tableau
14 12 (0.81%) Adobe
15 11 (0.74%) CheckPoint
15 11 (0.74%) Wonderware
16 10 (0.67%) Business Objects
16 10 (0.67%) Cognos
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