The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manufacturing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manufacturing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 44 73 47
Rank change year-on-year +29 -26  
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 9 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.68% 1.13% 3.21%
As % of the General category 3.60% 2.86% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 12
Median daily rate £363 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.53% +4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £362 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.06% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £34.98 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.45% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +13.60% +13.63%  

Manufacturing is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 250 384 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 46.55% 39.55% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 259 204
Median daily rate £400 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.57% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £33.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Manufacturing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Manufacturing in Cheshire

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manufacturing in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manufacturing in Cheshire

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manufacturing in Cheshire

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manufacturing in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manufacturing in Cheshire

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Manufacturing in Cheshire

Manufacturing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Warrington +31 3 £600 -
Crewe - 2 - - 1
Chester +7 1 £100 -78.94% 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Manufacturing
North West

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Manufacturing.

1 6 (37.50%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) WPF
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) WinForms
4 3 (18.75%) ETL
4 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) RS-232
5 2 (12.50%) OOP
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (6.25%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (6.25%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) RS-232
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Author
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV Developer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Process Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Author
4 1 (6.25%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) WPF
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) WinForms
4 1 (6.25%) EDI
4 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) OOP
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) Conflict Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (6.25%) Earned Value Management
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
3 2 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) NVQ Level 3
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft