The 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manufacturing
Rank 49 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 73 70 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.85% 3.19% 4.82%
As % of the General category 9.58% 9.70% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 29
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£440 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.34% +16.66%
Manufacturing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
762 722 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.77% 32.95% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 335 228
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 86
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.46 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.14% -47.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £41.09 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
Warwickshire -3 14 £144 -42.50% 8
Birmingham -2 13 £425 -1.44% 15
Coventry -9 13 £500 +4.16% 4
Staffordshire -10 1 - - 5
Walsall - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 4
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Bilston - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 56 (44.44%) SAP
2 40 (31.75%) Automotive
3 25 (19.84%) Project Management
4 22 (17.46%) Finance
5 18 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (12.70%) Logistics
8 13 (10.32%) Java
9 12 (9.52%) Telecoms
10 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.73%) Marketing
10 11 (8.73%) Middleware
11 10 (7.94%) Oracle
11 10 (7.94%) MS Office
11 10 (7.94%) MS Excel
11 10 (7.94%) Programme Management
12 9 (7.14%) SQL
13 8 (6.35%) Windows
13 8 (6.35%) IBM
13 8 (6.35%) Microsoft
13 8 (6.35%) DTV
13 8 (6.35%) Electronics
13 8 (6.35%) Digital Marketing
13 8 (6.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 7 (5.56%) Degree
14 7 (5.56%) ETL
14 7 (5.56%) .NET
14 7 (5.56%) ITIL
15 6 (4.76%) Web Services
15 6 (4.76%) VBA

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.97%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.17%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (7.94%) MS Office
1 10 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (4.76%) SAP APO
3 5 (3.97%) SAP MM
3 5 (3.97%) SAP PP
3 5 (3.97%) SAP MII
4 3 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle SCM
5 2 (1.59%) SAP WM
5 2 (1.59%) BPCS
5 2 (1.59%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.59%) SAP QM
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle AGIS
6 1 (0.79%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.79%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) FTP
2 3 (2.38%) DHCP
2 3 (2.38%) DNS
2 3 (2.38%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.38%) Firewall
3 2 (1.59%) IPsec
3 2 (1.59%) Internet
3 2 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.59%) VPN
3 2 (1.59%) LAN
4 1 (0.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.79%) HTTP
4 1 (0.79%) Intranet
4 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) Hadoop
1 5 (3.97%) Apache Hive
1 5 (3.97%) Big Data
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.17%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.59%) WhereScape RED
3 2 (1.59%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (1.59%) Cognos Transformer
3 2 (1.59%) MS Access
4 1 (0.79%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.79%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) LSMW
2 1 (0.79%) Maven
2 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.79%) Hudson
2 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) Ant
2 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (31.75%) Automotive
2 22 (17.46%) Finance
3 12 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 11 (8.73%) Marketing
5 8 (6.35%) Electronics
6 3 (2.38%) Retail
7 2 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Games
8 1 (0.79%) Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.79%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 31 (24.60%) Consultant
2 23 (18.25%) SAP Consultant
3 19 (15.08%) Architect
4 16 (12.70%) Analyst
5 14 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.56%) Developer
6 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
7 6 (4.76%) Programme Manager
8 5 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.97%) Functional Consultant
8 5 (3.97%) SAP PP Consultant
8 5 (3.97%) SAP APO Consultant
8 5 (3.97%) SAP Architect
9 4 (3.17%) Printer Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) SAP Manager
9 4 (3.17%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Tester
10 3 (2.38%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.73%) Middleware
2 7 (5.56%) .NET
3 6 (4.76%) Web Services
4 5 (3.97%) XML
5 4 (3.17%) HTML
5 4 (3.17%) EDI
6 3 (2.38%) BAPI
6 3 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (1.59%) HTML5
7 2 (1.59%) REST
7 2 (1.59%) SOAP
7 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.59%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.59%) Flash
8 1 (0.79%) JAXP
8 1 (0.79%) JAXB
8 1 (0.79%) SAML
8 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.79%) XSD
8 1 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.35%) DTV
3 5 (3.97%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.59%) Life Science
4 2 (1.59%) DataPower
4 2 (1.59%) iPad
4 2 (1.59%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.79%) Copywriting
5 1 (0.79%) FMCG
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.35%) Windows
2 2 (1.59%) UNIX
3 1 (0.79%) AIX
3 1 (0.79%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) VMS
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.84%) Project Management
2 17 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (12.70%) Logistics
4 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.94%) Programme Management
6 8 (6.35%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (5.56%) ETL
7 7 (5.56%) ITIL
8 6 (4.76%) ERP
8 6 (4.76%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.76%) SAP Implementation
9 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.17%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (3.17%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (3.17%) Data Architecture
10 4 (3.17%) Analytics
10 4 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (2.38%) Data Analytics
11 3 (2.38%) OWASP
11 3 (2.38%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.32%) Java
2 9 (7.14%) SQL
3 6 (4.76%) VBA
4 5 (3.97%) VB
4 5 (3.97%) C
5 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.17%) Pascal
6 3 (2.38%) C#
7 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.79%) VB6
7 1 (0.79%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) CCNA
2 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) CEH
4 2 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) SLA
1 4 (3.17%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (44.44%) SAP
2 10 (7.94%) Oracle
3 8 (6.35%) IBM
3 8 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.17%) Remedy
4 4 (3.17%) Tableau
5 3 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.59%) Cognos
6 2 (1.59%) Cisco
6 2 (1.59%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.59%) HP
6 2 (1.59%) F5
7 1 (0.79%) Splunk
7 1 (0.79%) Talend
7 1 (0.79%) Verint
7 1 (0.79%) Dell
7 1 (0.79%) Nortel
7 1 (0.79%) Avaya
7 1 (0.79%) Motorola
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