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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 33 37 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +21
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 115 83 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.54% 4.00% 2.38%
As % of the General category 15.13% 13.97% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 20 13
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£413 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £405 £420
% change year-on-year
-1.23% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 3
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £21.00 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.50%
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
760 594 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.98% 28.60% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 274 335
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £224 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 39
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £11.74 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 -1 51 £425 -26.08% 7
Warwickshire -2 21 £400 +42.85% 3
Birmingham +6 11 £413 -25.00% 12
Shropshire - 5 £488 - 1
Staffordshire -1 2 - - 3
Wolverhampton -1 2 £538 - 2
Solihull -1 2 £363 -
Walsall - 1 £463 -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 67 (36.02%) SAP
2 56 (30.11%) Project Management
3 53 (28.49%) Automotive
4 49 (26.34%) Validation
5 38 (20.43%) Requirements Management
6 36 (19.35%) ENOVIA
7 35 (18.82%) Time Management
8 28 (15.05%) PLM
8 28 (15.05%) ERP
8 28 (15.05%) Microsoft
9 25 (13.44%) Logistics
10 23 (12.37%) Rational DOORS
11 21 (11.29%) Migration
12 20 (10.75%) CAD
13 19 (10.22%) Dynamics AX
14 18 (9.68%) Software Testing
14 18 (9.68%) Finance
14 18 (9.68%) Business Transformation
15 17 (9.14%) MS Excel
15 17 (9.14%) Java
15 17 (9.14%) Business Analysis
16 15 (8.06%) DELMIA
17 14 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (7.53%) PDM
17 14 (7.53%) Data Architecture
18 13 (6.99%) Telecoms
18 13 (6.99%) ClearCase
18 13 (6.99%) ClearQuest
19 12 (6.45%) MS Project
19 12 (6.45%) MS Office

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 7 (3.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.08%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.08%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (9.14%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.45%) MS Project
2 12 (6.45%) MS Office
3 5 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.08%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.54%) CATIA
5 1 (0.54%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (19.35%) ENOVIA
2 19 (10.22%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (8.06%) DELMIA
4 11 (5.91%) SAP PP
5 5 (2.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (2.69%) SAP ERP
6 4 (2.15%) SAP SD
6 4 (2.15%) SAP MM
7 3 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (1.08%) SAP MII
8 2 (1.08%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.54%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.54%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.54%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.61%) LAN
1 3 (1.61%) WAN
1 3 (1.61%) FTP
1 3 (1.61%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 3 (1.61%) Network Security
2 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 6 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.61%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.61%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) DataStage
5 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.54%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 23 (12.37%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (6.99%) ClearCase
2 13 (6.99%) ClearQuest
3 3 (1.61%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.08%) LSMW
5 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.54%) WebSpeed
5 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
General
1 53 (28.49%) Automotive
2 18 (9.68%) Finance
3 13 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.45%) Marketing
5 8 (4.30%) Retail
6 7 (3.76%) Advertising
7 6 (3.23%) Electronics
8 3 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.54%) Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (17.74%) Applications Engineer
2 25 (13.44%) Analyst
3 23 (12.37%) Consultant
4 21 (11.29%) Developer
5 19 (10.22%) SAP Consultant
6 18 (9.68%) Architect
7 15 (8.06%) Project Manager
8 14 (7.53%) Requirements Engineer
9 9 (4.84%) Programme Manager
10 8 (4.30%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.30%) SAP Manager
11 7 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.23%) SAP PP Consultant
12 6 (3.23%) SAP Project Manager
13 5 (2.69%) Test Leader
14 4 (2.15%) Requirements Manager
14 4 (2.15%) SAP SD Consultant
14 4 (2.15%) Data Analyst
14 4 (2.15%) Java Developer
15 3 (1.61%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.30%) XML
2 7 (3.76%) .NET
3 6 (3.23%) Middleware
4 4 (2.15%) HTML
4 4 (2.15%) HTML5
5 3 (1.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (1.61%) SOAP
5 3 (1.61%) J2EE
5 3 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.61%) XSD
6 2 (1.08%) CSS
6 2 (1.08%) Web Services
6 2 (1.08%) EDI
6 2 (1.08%) WSDL
6 2 (1.08%) BAPI
6 2 (1.08%) TopLink
6 2 (1.08%) jQuery
6 2 (1.08%) REST
6 2 (1.08%) CSS3
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.69%) DTV
2 4 (2.15%) SCADA
2 4 (2.15%) Visualisation
3 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.61%) PMI
4 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.08%) FMCG
4 2 (1.08%) DataPower
5 1 (0.54%) Open Source
5 1 (0.54%) NHS
5 1 (0.54%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.54%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.15%) VMS
2 3 (1.61%) Windows
3 2 (1.08%) UNIX
4 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (30.11%) Project Management
2 49 (26.34%) Validation
3 38 (20.43%) Requirements Management
4 35 (18.82%) Time Management
5 28 (15.05%) PLM
5 28 (15.05%) ERP
6 25 (13.44%) Logistics
7 21 (11.29%) Migration
8 20 (10.75%) CAD
9 18 (9.68%) Software Testing
9 18 (9.68%) Business Transformation
10 17 (9.14%) Business Analysis
11 14 (7.53%) Data Architecture
11 14 (7.53%) PDM
11 14 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (6.45%) Change Management
12 12 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.84%) Programme Management
13 9 (4.84%) SAP Implementation
13 9 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.14%) Java
2 8 (4.30%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.76%) SQL
4 5 (2.69%) C
4 5 (2.69%) C#
5 4 (2.15%) Pascal
6 3 (1.61%) Assembly Language
6 3 (1.61%) VB
6 3 (1.61%) ABAP
6 3 (1.61%) C++
7 2 (1.08%) Delphi
7 2 (1.08%) VBA
8 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.84%) Degree
2 4 (2.15%) HNC
3 3 (1.61%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.54%) ISEB
5 1 (0.54%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.54%) P3O
Systems Management
1 7 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) CA LISA
2 2 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (36.02%) SAP
2 28 (15.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.91%) Oracle
3 11 (5.91%) IBM
4 3 (1.61%) Trillium
4 3 (1.61%) Lotus
5 2 (1.08%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.08%) Green Hat
5 2 (1.08%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.08%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.08%) webMethods
5 2 (1.08%) Symantec
6 1 (0.54%) SolidWorks
6 1 (0.54%) VMware
6 1 (0.54%) Wonderware
6 1 (0.54%) HP
6 1 (0.54%) EMC
6 1 (0.54%) CA
6 1 (0.54%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.54%) Cognos
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