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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 35 33 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 109 84 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.53% 4.27% 2.75%
As % of the General category 15.14% 13.64% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £284 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 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 £21.10 £37.80 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +30.34%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
720 616 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.95% 31.32% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 275 335
Average daily rate £350 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £269 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 54 35
Average hourly rate £33.55 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.60% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £11.75 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -3 50 £418 -27.39% 4
Warwickshire +2 15 £400 +37.93% 7
Birmingham +4 14 £563 +21.62% 16
Solihull -4 2 £363 - 1
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 2 - - 9
Walsall - 1 £463 - 2
Wolverhampton - - - -
Tipton - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 4
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 71 (38.59%) SAP
2 54 (29.35%) Project Management
2 54 (29.35%) Automotive
3 43 (23.37%) Validation
4 34 (18.48%) Microsoft
5 33 (17.93%) Requirements Management
6 32 (17.39%) ENOVIA
6 32 (17.39%) Time Management
7 29 (15.76%) ERP
8 24 (13.04%) PLM
9 23 (12.50%) Logistics
10 22 (11.96%) CAD
11 21 (11.41%) Migration
12 20 (10.87%) Finance
12 20 (10.87%) Dynamics AX
13 19 (10.33%) MS Excel
13 19 (10.33%) Rational DOORS
14 17 (9.24%) MS Project
14 17 (9.24%) Business Analysis
15 16 (8.70%) Business Transformation
16 15 (8.15%) Software Testing
17 14 (7.61%) DELMIA
18 13 (7.07%) Telecoms
18 13 (7.07%) PDM
18 13 (7.07%) Degree
18 13 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (7.07%) Change Management
18 13 (7.07%) Data Architecture
19 11 (5.98%) Marketing
19 11 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3 (1.63%) CMS
1 3 (1.63%) WebSphere
1 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.54%) Drupal
3 1 (0.54%) Alfresco
Applications
1 19 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.24%) MS Project
3 11 (5.98%) MS Office
4 6 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.72%) CATIA
5 5 (2.72%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.09%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.54%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.54%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 32 (17.39%) ENOVIA
2 20 (10.87%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (7.61%) DELMIA
4 8 (4.35%) SAP PP
5 6 (3.26%) SAP FI
5 6 (3.26%) SAP SD
6 5 (2.72%) SAP MM
7 4 (2.17%) SAP ERP
7 4 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (1.63%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (1.63%) SAP CO
8 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.54%) Movex
9 1 (0.54%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.54%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.54%) Lawson
9 1 (0.54%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.54%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) WAN
1 2 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (1.09%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (0.54%) FTP
2 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (2.72%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.63%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.63%) SAP BI
5 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.54%) MySQL
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.54%) MS Access
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.54%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 19 (10.33%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (5.98%) ClearQuest
2 11 (5.98%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.09%) LSMW
4 1 (0.54%) WebSpeed
4 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 54 (29.35%) Automotive
2 20 (10.87%) Finance
3 13 (7.07%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.98%) Marketing
5 8 (4.35%) Advertising
6 7 (3.80%) Retail
7 4 (2.17%) Publishing
7 4 (2.17%) Electronics
8 3 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 27 (14.67%) Applications Engineer
2 26 (14.13%) Analyst
3 25 (13.59%) Architect
4 24 (13.04%) Consultant
5 21 (11.41%) SAP Consultant
6 19 (10.33%) Developer
7 13 (7.07%) Project Manager
8 12 (6.52%) Requirements Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.35%) SAP Architect
10 7 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.26%) Programme Manager
11 6 (3.26%) SAP Manager
12 5 (2.72%) SAP SD Consultant
12 5 (2.72%) Lead Architect
12 5 (2.72%) Test Leader
13 4 (2.17%) Requirements Manager
13 4 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Architect
13 4 (2.17%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.26%) XML
1 6 (3.26%) .NET
2 5 (2.72%) HTML
2 5 (2.72%) HTML5
3 4 (2.17%) J2EE
4 3 (1.63%) Middleware
4 3 (1.63%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.63%) CSS
4 3 (1.63%) CSS3
5 2 (1.09%) jQuery
5 2 (1.09%) SAP CO-PA
5 2 (1.09%) XSD
5 2 (1.09%) BAPI
6 1 (0.54%) TopLink
6 1 (0.54%) MDX
6 1 (0.54%) WCF
6 1 (0.54%) WPF
6 1 (0.54%) LINQ
6 1 (0.54%) XSLT
6 1 (0.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.80%) Visualisation
2 4 (2.17%) DTV
2 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.63%) PMI
4 2 (1.09%) SCADA
5 1 (0.54%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.54%) Life Science
5 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.54%) NHS
5 1 (0.54%) FMCG
5 1 (0.54%) DataPower
5 1 (0.54%) Open Source
5 1 (0.54%) iPad
5 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.80%) VMS
2 3 (1.63%) Windows
3 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.35%) Project Management
2 43 (23.37%) Validation
3 33 (17.93%) Requirements Management
4 32 (17.39%) Time Management
5 29 (15.76%) ERP
6 24 (13.04%) PLM
7 23 (12.50%) Logistics
8 22 (11.96%) CAD
9 21 (11.41%) Migration
10 17 (9.24%) Business Analysis
11 16 (8.70%) Business Transformation
12 15 (8.15%) Software Testing
13 13 (7.07%) PDM
13 13 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (7.07%) Change Management
13 13 (7.07%) Data Architecture
14 11 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (4.89%) SAP Implementation
16 8 (4.35%) PRINCE2
16 8 (4.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.89%) Java
2 7 (3.80%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.26%) SQL
4 4 (2.17%) C#
4 4 (2.17%) ABAP
5 3 (1.63%) C
6 2 (1.09%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.09%) C++
6 2 (1.09%) Delphi
6 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.09%) Pascal
7 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.54%) PHP
7 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 13 (7.07%) Degree
2 5 (2.72%) HNC
3 4 (2.17%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.09%) ISEB
5 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.54%) PMP
5 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.54%) P3O
Systems Management
1 4 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.09%) SCCM
2 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.54%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 71 (38.59%) SAP
2 34 (18.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.35%) Oracle
4 6 (3.26%) IBM
5 5 (2.72%) JD Edwards
5 5 (2.72%) Progress
6 2 (1.09%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.09%) Siebel
6 2 (1.09%) Trillium
6 2 (1.09%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.09%) Lotus
6 2 (1.09%) Symantec
7 1 (0.54%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.54%) VMware
7 1 (0.54%) Intentia
7 1 (0.54%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.54%) Apple
7 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.54%) webMethods
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