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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 50 29 63
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +34
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 72 101 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.03% 5.51% 1.86%
As % of the General category 9.33% 18.67% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 15
Average daily rate £350 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £184 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £600 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% +89.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £31.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.84 £37.80 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.57% +15.45%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
772 541 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.46% 29.53% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 236 342
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £184 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 71 51
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.08% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £15.31 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -16 22 £485 +94.00% 2
Warwickshire +2 15 £250 -54.54% 4
Staffordshire +1 4 - - 5
Birmingham -12 4 £400 -7.24% 14
Worcestershire +4 1 £138 -17.91% 3
Solihull -7 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (42.55%) SAP
2 45 (31.91%) Automotive
3 28 (19.86%) Project Management
4 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
5 20 (14.18%) ERP
6 18 (12.77%) Validation
7 15 (10.64%) MS Excel
8 14 (9.93%) MS Project
8 14 (9.93%) Finance
9 13 (9.22%) Degree
10 12 (8.51%) Change Management
11 11 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (7.80%) Time Management
12 10 (7.09%) CRM
12 10 (7.09%) Telecoms
12 10 (7.09%) ENOVIA
12 10 (7.09%) Logistics
13 9 (6.38%) Dynamics AX
13 9 (6.38%) Requirements Management
13 9 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (6.38%) SharePoint
13 9 (6.38%) Six Sigma
13 9 (6.38%) CAD
14 8 (5.67%) Windows
14 8 (5.67%) MS Office
14 8 (5.67%) C#
14 8 (5.67%) Migration
14 8 (5.67%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (5.67%) Visualisation
14 8 (5.67%) Rational DOORS

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.71%) WinCC
2 1 (0.71%) Alfresco
2 1 (0.71%) Drupal
2 1 (0.71%) CMS
2 1 (0.71%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.93%) MS Project
3 8 (5.67%) MS Office
3 8 (5.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.96%) CATIA
5 5 (3.55%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.71%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.71%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.71%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.71%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (7.09%) ENOVIA
2 9 (6.38%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (4.96%) SAP FI
4 5 (3.55%) SAP PP
5 4 (2.84%) SAP MM
5 4 (2.84%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (2.84%) SAP CRM
5 4 (2.84%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.42%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.42%) DELMIA
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.71%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.71%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.71%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.71%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.71%) SAP CS
7 1 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.13%) LAN
1 3 (2.13%) WAN
2 1 (0.71%) FTP
2 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) SAP BW
2 6 (4.26%) SAP BI
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.84%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.71%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.71%) MySQL
5 1 (0.71%) MS Access
5 1 (0.71%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (0.71%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (4.96%) ClearCase
2 7 (4.96%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.42%) Selenium
3 2 (1.42%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.42%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.71%) LSMW
4 1 (0.71%) PowerBuilder
General
1 45 (31.91%) Automotive
2 14 (9.93%) Finance
3 10 (7.09%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.26%) Publishing
4 6 (4.26%) Marketing
5 4 (2.84%) German Language
6 2 (1.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.71%) French Language
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Law
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (21.28%) Consultant
2 26 (18.44%) SAP Consultant
3 18 (12.77%) Architect
4 16 (11.35%) Analyst
5 15 (10.64%) Developer
6 8 (5.67%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.67%) Requirements Engineer
6 8 (5.67%) SAP Manager
6 8 (5.67%) Applications Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) SAP Architect
8 6 (4.26%) Functional Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) Senior Architect
9 5 (3.55%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) Lead Architect
9 5 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.55%) SAP PP Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.84%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.96%) .NET
2 5 (3.55%) HTML
3 3 (2.13%) HTML5
3 3 (2.13%) WPF
3 3 (2.13%) CSS
4 2 (1.42%) Middleware
4 2 (1.42%) J2EE
4 2 (1.42%) SAP CO-PA
4 2 (1.42%) jQuery
4 2 (1.42%) Silverlight
4 2 (1.42%) CSS3
5 1 (0.71%) REST
5 1 (0.71%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.71%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.71%) WCF
5 1 (0.71%) Dojo
5 1 (0.71%) LINQ
5 1 (0.71%) BAPI
5 1 (0.71%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.71%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.67%) Visualisation
2 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.42%) Clustering
3 2 (1.42%) FMCG
4 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.71%) iPad
4 1 (0.71%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.71%) Life Science
4 1 (0.71%) SCADA
4 1 (0.71%) GIS
4 1 (0.71%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.71%) DTV
4 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.67%) Windows
2 6 (4.26%) VMS
3 4 (2.84%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.42%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.86%) Project Management
2 20 (14.18%) ERP
3 18 (12.77%) Validation
4 12 (8.51%) Change Management
5 11 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (7.80%) Time Management
6 10 (7.09%) CRM
6 10 (7.09%) Logistics
7 9 (6.38%) Requirements Management
7 9 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.38%) Six Sigma
7 9 (6.38%) CAD
8 8 (5.67%) Migration
9 6 (4.26%) Data Analysis
9 6 (4.26%) Project Planning
9 6 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.26%) User Stories
9 6 (4.26%) Procure-to-pay
10 5 (3.55%) BDD
10 5 (3.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.67%) C#
2 7 (4.96%) Java
3 6 (4.26%) ABAP
4 4 (2.84%) SQL
5 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.42%) PHP
6 2 (1.42%) C
6 2 (1.42%) C++
6 2 (1.42%) VB
7 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.71%) VB6
7 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.71%) VBA
7 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (9.22%) Degree
2 6 (4.26%) HNC
3 4 (2.84%) ISEB
4 3 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) HND
5 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.71%) PMP
5 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.13%) SCCM
1 3 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (42.55%) SAP
2 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.96%) Oracle
4 6 (4.26%) JD Edwards
4 6 (4.26%) Progress
5 3 (2.13%) Citrix
5 3 (2.13%) Symantec
6 2 (1.42%) Avaya
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco
6 2 (1.42%) IBM
6 2 (1.42%) Siebel
6 2 (1.42%) Adobe
6 2 (1.42%) VMware
6 2 (1.42%) Infor
7 1 (0.71%) Intentia
7 1 (0.71%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.71%) Cognos
7 1 (0.71%) HP
7 1 (0.71%) BMC
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