The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manufacturing over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 34 35 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 111 81 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.51% 4.07% 2.66%
As % of the General category 15.44% 13.46% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 22 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £282 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 4
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £37.80 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.80 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-20.63% +28.13%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
719 602 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.20% 30.27% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 282 333
Average daily rate £350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £541 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manufacturing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Manufacturing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manufacturing across the West Midlands region.

Manufacturing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manufacturing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Manufacturing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manufacturing across the West Midlands region.

Manufacturing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manufacturing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Manufacturing Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 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
Coventry -2 48 £405 -29.56% 6
Warwickshire 0 16 £400 +42.85% 9
Birmingham +5 13 £500 +8.10% 15
Solihull -4 2 £363 -
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 2 - - 3
Walsall - 1 £463 - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Tipton - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 4
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 74 (39.57%) SAP
2 55 (29.41%) Project Management
3 54 (28.88%) Automotive
4 46 (24.60%) Validation
5 36 (19.25%) Requirements Management
6 34 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 33 (17.65%) ENOVIA
7 33 (17.65%) Time Management
8 29 (15.51%) ERP
9 25 (13.37%) PLM
10 23 (12.30%) Logistics
11 22 (11.76%) Migration
12 21 (11.23%) Finance
12 21 (11.23%) CAD
12 21 (11.23%) Rational DOORS
13 20 (10.70%) Dynamics AX
14 19 (10.16%) MS Excel
15 18 (9.63%) Business Transformation
16 17 (9.09%) Business Analysis
17 16 (8.56%) Software Testing
18 15 (8.02%) DELMIA
18 15 (8.02%) MS Project
19 14 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
19 14 (7.49%) PDM
19 14 (7.49%) Data Architecture
20 13 (6.95%) Telecoms
21 12 (6.42%) Marketing
21 12 (6.42%) MS Office
21 12 (6.42%) Java
22 11 (5.88%) Oracle

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (2.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.07%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
4 1 (0.53%) Alfresco
Applications
1 19 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.02%) MS Project
3 12 (6.42%) MS Office
4 5 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.60%) CATIA
7 2 (1.07%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.53%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 33 (17.65%) ENOVIA
2 20 (10.70%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (8.02%) DELMIA
4 7 (3.74%) SAP PP
5 6 (3.21%) SAP FI
5 6 (3.21%) SAP SD
6 5 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (2.67%) SAP MM
7 4 (2.14%) SAP ERP
8 3 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (1.60%) SAP CO
8 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.53%) Movex
9 1 (0.53%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.53%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.53%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.53%) Lawson
9 1 (0.53%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.21%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) WAN
1 2 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (1.07%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (0.53%) FTP
2 1 (0.53%) HTTP
2 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.60%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.60%) SAP BI
4 3 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.53%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (11.23%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (5.88%) ClearCase
2 11 (5.88%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.07%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.07%) LSMW
4 1 (0.53%) WebSpeed
4 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
General
1 54 (28.88%) Automotive
2 21 (11.23%) Finance
3 13 (6.95%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.42%) Marketing
5 8 (4.28%) Advertising
6 7 (3.74%) Retail
7 6 (3.21%) Electronics
8 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.07%) Publishing
10 1 (0.53%) Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (15.51%) Applications Engineer
2 26 (13.90%) Architect
2 26 (13.90%) Analyst
3 24 (12.83%) Consultant
4 21 (11.23%) Developer
5 20 (10.70%) SAP Consultant
6 14 (7.49%) Project Manager
7 12 (6.42%) Requirements Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) SAP Architect
9 7 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.21%) Programme Manager
10 6 (3.21%) SAP Manager
11 5 (2.67%) SAP SD Consultant
11 5 (2.67%) Lead Architect
11 5 (2.67%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Architect
12 4 (2.14%) Requirements Manager
12 4 (2.14%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.28%) XML
2 6 (3.21%) .NET
3 4 (2.14%) HTML5
3 4 (2.14%) J2EE
3 4 (2.14%) HTML
3 4 (2.14%) Middleware
4 3 (1.60%) XSD
4 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.07%) REST
5 2 (1.07%) CSS3
5 2 (1.07%) jQuery
5 2 (1.07%) SAP CO-PA
5 2 (1.07%) WSDL
5 2 (1.07%) CSS
5 2 (1.07%) SOAP
5 2 (1.07%) Web Services
5 2 (1.07%) BAPI
5 2 (1.07%) TopLink
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.67%) DTV
1 5 (2.67%) Visualisation
2 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.60%) PMI
4 2 (1.07%) DataPower
4 2 (1.07%) SCADA
5 1 (0.53%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.53%) NHS
5 1 (0.53%) FMCG
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.53%) iPad
5 1 (0.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.74%) VMS
2 3 (1.60%) Windows
3 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (29.41%) Project Management
2 46 (24.60%) Validation
3 36 (19.25%) Requirements Management
4 33 (17.65%) Time Management
5 29 (15.51%) ERP
6 25 (13.37%) PLM
7 23 (12.30%) Logistics
8 22 (11.76%) Migration
9 21 (11.23%) CAD
10 18 (9.63%) Business Transformation
11 17 (9.09%) Business Analysis
12 16 (8.56%) Software Testing
13 14 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (7.49%) PDM
13 14 (7.49%) Data Architecture
14 11 (5.88%) Change Management
15 10 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (5.35%) SAP Implementation
16 9 (4.81%) Programme Management
17 8 (4.28%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.42%) Java
2 8 (4.28%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.21%) SQL
4 4 (2.14%) ABAP
4 4 (2.14%) C#
5 3 (1.60%) C
6 2 (1.07%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.07%) C++
6 2 (1.07%) Delphi
6 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.07%) Pascal
7 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 11 (5.88%) Degree
2 5 (2.67%) HNC
3 4 (2.14%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.07%) ISEB
5 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.53%) PMP
5 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.53%) P3O
Systems Management
1 4 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.07%) CA LISA
2 2 (1.07%) SCCM
2 2 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 74 (39.57%) SAP
2 34 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.88%) Oracle
4 9 (4.81%) IBM
5 3 (1.60%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.60%) Progress
5 3 (1.60%) Trillium
6 2 (1.07%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.07%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.07%) Siebel
6 2 (1.07%) Lotus
6 2 (1.07%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.07%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.07%) webMethods
6 2 (1.07%) Symantec
7 1 (0.53%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.53%) VMware
7 1 (0.53%) Intentia
7 1 (0.53%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
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