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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 63 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -2
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 53 79 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.31% 3.68% 4.14%
As % of the General category 7.37% 11.57% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 24
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£425 £381 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £228 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £542 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 15
Average hourly rate £31.45 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.79% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.34 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.11% -18.96%
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
719 683 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.40% 31.86% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 371 241
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £223 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 64
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.10 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 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
Warwickshire -1 17 £425 +33.85% 3
Coventry -12 16 £413 +17.68% 5
Birmingham -1 6 £450 +12.50% 7
Solihull +2 3 £463 +119.71%
Wolverhampton +3 2 £265 -
Staffordshire 0 1 £500 +122.22% 7
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Wednesbury - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 60 (37.97%) SAP
2 52 (32.91%) Automotive
3 40 (25.32%) Project Management
4 28 (17.72%) Java
5 25 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (13.92%) ERP
6 22 (13.92%) Validation
7 20 (12.66%) Logistics
8 18 (11.39%) IBM
8 18 (11.39%) Middleware
8 18 (11.39%) Finance
9 16 (10.13%) Oracle
10 15 (9.49%) PLM
10 15 (9.49%) Requirements Management
11 13 (8.23%) SQL
11 13 (8.23%) XML
11 13 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (8.23%) SAP PP
11 13 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (8.23%) ENOVIA
11 13 (8.23%) Marketing
12 12 (7.59%) WebSphere
12 12 (7.59%) Time Management
13 11 (6.96%) Migration
13 11 (6.96%) SAP Implementation
13 11 (6.96%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (6.96%) Business Transformation
14 10 (6.33%) C
14 10 (6.33%) PRINCE2
14 10 (6.33%) MS Excel

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 12 (7.59%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.80%) MQSeries
3 3 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.70%) MS Office
3 8 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (8.23%) SAP PP
1 13 (8.23%) ENOVIA
2 6 (3.80%) SAP ERP
3 5 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (2.53%) DELMIA
5 3 (1.90%) SAP MM
5 3 (1.90%) SAP MII
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.27%) SAP SCM
6 2 (1.27%) BPCS
6 2 (1.27%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.27%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.63%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.63%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.90%) SaaS
2 2 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.06%) FTP
2 4 (2.53%) LAN
2 4 (2.53%) Network Security
3 3 (1.90%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 3 (1.90%) WAN
4 2 (1.27%) DHCP
4 2 (1.27%) DNS
4 2 (1.27%) Internet
4 2 (1.27%) Firewall
4 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.63%) HTTP
5 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.90%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.90%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.90%) Apache Hive
3 3 (1.90%) Big Data
4 2 (1.27%) WhereScape RED
4 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.27%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.27%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.63%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.63%) DataStage
5 1 (0.63%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (6.96%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (2.53%) ClearQuest
2 4 (2.53%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.27%) LSMW
5 1 (0.63%) Maven
5 1 (0.63%) Hudson
5 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.63%) Ant
5 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 52 (32.91%) Automotive
2 18 (11.39%) Finance
3 13 (8.23%) Marketing
4 10 (6.33%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.43%) Electronics
6 6 (3.80%) Retail
7 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 26 (16.46%) Consultant
2 22 (13.92%) Architect
3 21 (13.29%) SAP Consultant
4 16 (10.13%) Project Manager
5 15 (9.49%) Analyst
5 15 (9.49%) Applications Engineer
6 13 (8.23%) Programme Manager
7 11 (6.96%) Developer
8 10 (6.33%) Enterprise Architect
9 8 (5.06%) SAP PP Consultant
10 5 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.16%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) SAP Manager
11 4 (2.53%) Requirements Engineer
11 4 (2.53%) Integration Analyst
11 4 (2.53%) Integration Manager
11 4 (2.53%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.53%) SAP Project Manager
12 3 (1.90%) Data Analyst
12 3 (1.90%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.39%) Middleware
2 13 (8.23%) XML
3 9 (5.70%) .NET
4 6 (3.80%) EDI
4 6 (3.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 5 (3.16%) Web Services
6 4 (2.53%) XSD
6 4 (2.53%) SOAP
7 3 (1.90%) J2EE
7 3 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.90%) BAPI
7 3 (1.90%) REST
8 2 (1.27%) TopLink
8 2 (1.27%) WSDL
8 2 (1.27%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.63%) EJB
9 1 (0.63%) JSP
9 1 (0.63%) Servlets
9 1 (0.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.43%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.16%) DTV
4 4 (2.53%) FMCG
5 3 (1.90%) DataPower
5 3 (1.90%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.90%) SCADA
6 2 (1.27%) Informatics
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) PMI
6 2 (1.27%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) Statistics
7 1 (0.63%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.63%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.43%) Windows
2 3 (1.90%) UNIX
3 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.32%) Project Management
2 22 (13.92%) ERP
2 22 (13.92%) Validation
3 20 (12.66%) Logistics
4 15 (9.49%) Requirements Management
4 15 (9.49%) PLM
5 13 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (7.59%) Time Management
7 11 (6.96%) SAP Implementation
7 11 (6.96%) Migration
7 11 (6.96%) Business Transformation
8 10 (6.33%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.70%) Programme Management
9 9 (5.70%) CAD
10 8 (5.06%) TOGAF
10 8 (5.06%) Software Testing
10 8 (5.06%) Change Management
11 7 (4.43%) SOA
11 7 (4.43%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.72%) Java
2 13 (8.23%) SQL
3 10 (6.33%) C
4 8 (5.06%) VB
4 8 (5.06%) Pascal
5 5 (3.16%) VBA
6 4 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.53%) C#
7 3 (1.90%) C++
7 3 (1.90%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.27%) ABAP
8 2 (1.27%) Delphi
9 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (6.33%) Degree
2 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.43%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 60 (37.97%) SAP
2 18 (11.39%) IBM
3 16 (10.13%) Oracle
4 9 (5.70%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.90%) Cognos
5 3 (1.90%) Lotus
5 3 (1.90%) Remedy
5 3 (1.90%) Tableau
6 2 (1.27%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.27%) Pegasus
6 2 (1.27%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.27%) webMethods
6 2 (1.27%) Trillium
6 2 (1.27%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.63%) HP
7 1 (0.63%) EMC
7 1 (0.63%) Cincom
7 1 (0.63%) Wonderware
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