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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manufacturing over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manufacturing
Rank 47 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 99 67 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.62% 2.60% 2.50%
As % of the General category 12.07% 8.25% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 28
Median daily rate £475 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £163 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £728 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £26.77 £33.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.23% -21.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +41.50%
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
820 812 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.98% 31.55% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 449 402
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 40
Median hourly rate £19.25 £31.44 £28.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.77% +11.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £14.45 £17.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £37.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +14.76%

Manufacturing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Manufacturing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 33 £475 +4.39% 10
Coventry +3 24 £438 +2.94% 3
Warwickshire -15 5 £310 -44.64% 9
Worcestershire - 2 £363 - 2
Shropshire -4 1 - - 1
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manufacturing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Manufacturing.

1 72 (38.71%) Finance
2 55 (29.57%) Microsoft
3 54 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (25.81%) Dynamics AX
5 43 (23.12%) SAP
6 31 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (15.05%) Automotive
8 24 (12.90%) CRM
9 22 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 21 (11.29%) SharePoint
10 21 (11.29%) C#
10 21 (11.29%) HTML
11 20 (10.75%) JavaScript
11 20 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM
12 19 (10.22%) Business Development
12 19 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (10.22%) CSS
12 19 (10.22%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (10.22%) HTML5
12 19 (10.22%) Public Cloud
13 18 (9.68%) AngularJS
13 18 (9.68%) Project Management
13 18 (9.68%) Programme Management
13 18 (9.68%) Degree
13 18 (9.68%) Logistics
14 17 (9.14%) X++
14 17 (9.14%) CSS3
14 17 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (9.14%) Power BI
15 15 (8.06%) PLM

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (11.29%) SharePoint
2 19 (10.22%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.08%) MS Office
2 2 (1.08%) PTC Creo
2 2 (1.08%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.54%) CATIA
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 48 (25.81%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (2.69%) SAP APO
4 5 (2.69%) SAP MII
5 4 (2.15%) Sage 1000
5 4 (2.15%) SAP MM
5 4 (2.15%) SAP PM
5 4 (2.15%) SAP SD
6 3 (1.61%) Teamcenter
7 2 (1.08%) ENOVIA
7 2 (1.08%) Primavera
8 1 (0.54%) DELMIA
8 1 (0.54%) MFGPRO
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.54%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.54%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.61%) SaaS
3 2 (1.08%) Heroku
3 2 (1.08%) IaaS
3 2 (1.08%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.76%) Unified Communications
2 4 (2.15%) LAN
2 4 (2.15%) WAN
3 2 (1.08%) DNS
3 2 (1.08%) Network Security
3 2 (1.08%) Wireless
4 1 (0.54%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (0.54%) DHCP
4 1 (0.54%) Firewall
4 1 (0.54%) Intranet
4 1 (0.54%) VPN
4 1 (0.54%) WebEx
4 1 (0.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.14%) Power BI
2 10 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.15%) MySQL
3 4 (2.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.15%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.08%) GIS
4 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.08%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.54%) DataStage
5 1 (0.54%) DB2
5 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.54%) OLAP
5 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.61%) LSMW
2 3 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.54%) Moq
3 1 (0.54%) NUnit
3 1 (0.54%) Subversion
3 1 (0.54%) Toad
3 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 72 (38.71%) Finance
2 28 (15.05%) Automotive
3 13 (6.99%) Marketing
3 13 (6.99%) Retail
4 7 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.23%) Electronics
6 4 (2.15%) Advertising
6 4 (2.15%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.61%) Billing
7 3 (1.61%) Publishing
8 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.54%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.54%) French Language
9 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (29.57%) Architect
2 32 (17.20%) Developer
3 24 (12.90%) Consultant
4 19 (10.22%) Dynamics AX Architect
4 19 (10.22%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 18 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (9.14%) Microsoft Developer
7 16 (8.60%) Project Manager
8 15 (8.06%) SAP Architect
9 12 (6.45%) SAP Solutions Architect
10 10 (5.38%) Analyst
10 10 (5.38%) Programme Manager
10 10 (5.38%) SAP Consultant
11 9 (4.84%) Dynamics AX Consultant
11 9 (4.84%) Functional Consultant
11 9 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.76%) Applications Manager
12 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
12 7 (3.76%) Lead Architect
12 7 (3.76%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.29%) HTML
2 19 (10.22%) CSS
2 19 (10.22%) HTML5
3 18 (9.68%) AngularJS
4 17 (9.14%) CSS3
5 8 (4.30%) .NET
5 8 (4.30%) EDI
6 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.08%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.08%) Spring
6 2 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.08%) Visualforce
6 2 (1.08%) Web Services
6 2 (1.08%) XML
7 1 (0.54%) Express
7 1 (0.54%) jQuery
7 1 (0.54%) LESS
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.54%) Sass
7 1 (0.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.22%) Public Cloud
2 14 (7.53%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.30%) FMCG
4 8 (4.30%) PMI
5 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.61%) LIMS
6 3 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.08%) Life Science
7 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.08%) User Experience
8 1 (0.54%) AS400
8 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.54%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.54%) Statistics
8 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.38%) Windows
2 5 (2.69%) Linux
3 2 (1.08%) VMS
3 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.08%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.54%) CentOS
4 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.54%) Unix
4 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (12.90%) CRM
4 19 (10.22%) Business Development
4 19 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (9.68%) Logistics
5 18 (9.68%) Programme Management
5 18 (9.68%) Project Management
6 15 (8.06%) PLM
7 12 (6.45%) Change Management
7 12 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (6.45%) ERP
8 11 (5.91%) Coaching
8 11 (5.91%) Mentoring
8 11 (5.91%) PRINCE2
9 9 (4.84%) Quality Management
9 9 (4.84%) Supplier Management
10 8 (4.30%) Business Analysis
11 7 (3.76%) Scrum
11 7 (3.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.29%) C#
2 20 (10.75%) JavaScript
3 17 (9.14%) X++
4 10 (5.38%) SQL
5 6 (3.23%) Java
6 4 (2.15%) ABAP
6 4 (2.15%) PHP
7 2 (1.08%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.08%) Python
8 1 (0.54%) C
8 1 (0.54%) Go
8 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.54%) Ruby
8 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.54%) VB
8 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (9.68%) Degree
2 8 (4.30%) PMI Certification
2 8 (4.30%) PMP
3 7 (3.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.08%) CCNA
6 2 (1.08%) HNC
6 2 (1.08%) HND
7 1 (0.54%) CCNP
7 1 (0.54%) CISSP
7 1 (0.54%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) GMP
1 2 (1.08%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.54%) Puppet
1 1 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (29.57%) Microsoft
2 43 (23.12%) SAP
3 5 (2.69%) Cisco
3 5 (2.69%) VMware
4 4 (2.15%) IBM
4 4 (2.15%) Sage
5 3 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.08%) Ariba
6 2 (1.08%) Infor
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle
6 2 (1.08%) Progress
7 1 (0.54%) arcserve
7 1 (0.54%) Citrix
7 1 (0.54%) Cognos
7 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.54%) OpenText
7 1 (0.54%) QAD
7 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.54%) Tableau
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