Period
to 20 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manufacturing over the 6 months to 20 January 2021 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.

Manufacturing
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 141 189
Rank change year-on-year +17 +48 -31
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 711 1,209 1,354
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.07% 1.84% 1.51%
As % of the General category 5.07% 4.97% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 864 1,003
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.43%
10th Percentile £281 £256 £251
90th Percentile £738 £671 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 54
Median hourly rate £40.75 £28.50 £35.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.98% -19.86% +1.67%
10th Percentile £17.53 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.70 £60.22
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -10.45% +1.52%

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

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 14,032 24,327 35,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.82% 36.99% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,592 16,320 24,216
Median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 738 903
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -1.21% -4.68%
10th Percentile £12.51 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.28 £50.00 £48.10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -4.76%

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Manufacturing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Manufacturing in England

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Manufacturing in England.

Daily rate trend for Manufacturing in England

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Manufacturing in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Manufacturing in England

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Manufacturing in England.

Hourly rate trend for Manufacturing in England

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Manufacturing in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Manufacturing in England

Manufacturing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +93 269 £525 - 79
South East +64 122 £450 - 130
South West +1 88 £550 +7.32% 93
North of England -5 67 £525 +10.53% 174
North West +1 54 £525 +5.00% 94
Midlands -15 49 £475 -2.61% 139
East of England +11 32 £498 -2.93% 114
East Midlands +10 26 £400 -5.88% 59
West Midlands -15 23 £475 -7.32% 80
Yorkshire +16 10 £500 +9.59% 65
North East +27 3 £475 +25.00% 16
Manufacturing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Manufacturing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Manufacturing.

1 443 (62.31%) SAP
2 440 (61.88%) Finance
3 399 (56.12%) Business Intelligence
4 395 (55.56%) Telecoms
5 392 (55.13%) Programme Management
6 390 (54.85%) Public Sector
7 388 (54.57%) Marketing
8 385 (54.15%) Electronics
9 376 (52.88%) Digital Marketing
10 146 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
11 100 (14.06%) Security Cleared
12 98 (13.78%) Microsoft
13 92 (12.94%) Azure
14 79 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 77 (10.83%) Data Modelling
16 75 (10.55%) Project Management
17 71 (9.99%) Windows
18 69 (9.70%) SC Cleared
19 66 (9.28%) Oracle
20 65 (9.14%) Analytics
21 60 (8.44%) Java
22 53 (7.45%) SQL
23 52 (7.31%) AWS
24 51 (7.17%) DevOps
24 51 (7.17%) Degree
25 50 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
26 48 (6.75%) Python
26 48 (6.75%) ERP
26 48 (6.75%) Office 365
27 46 (6.47%) Change Management

Manufacturing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 37 (5.20%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.39%) Mule
2 17 (2.39%) Red Hat Fuse
3 13 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (1.41%) Confluence
5 8 (1.13%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.98%) IIS
7 5 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.56%) CMS
8 4 (0.56%) nginx
9 3 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.42%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.28%) Predix
10 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.28%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 33 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.70%) Windchill
7 4 (0.56%) PTC Creo
8 3 (0.42%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.28%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.28%) Blender
9 2 (0.28%) Maya
9 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.14%) Fusion 360
10 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (4.92%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 23 (3.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 16 (2.25%) Teamcenter
4 13 (1.83%) Oracle ERP
5 11 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (1.27%) SAP PP
7 7 (0.98%) SAP APO
7 7 (0.98%) SAP MM
8 6 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.70%) SAP PM
10 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.56%) SAP EWM
10 4 (0.56%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.56%) SAP SCM
11 3 (0.42%) Infor LN
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.42%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.42%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 92 (12.94%) Azure
2 52 (7.31%) AWS
3 48 (6.75%) Office 365
4 39 (5.49%) Power Platform
5 19 (2.67%) Amazon EKS
5 19 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (2.11%) SaaS
8 11 (1.55%) PaaS
9 8 (1.13%) PowerApps
10 6 (0.84%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.84%) Power Automate
11 5 (0.70%) GCP
11 5 (0.70%) GitHub
11 5 (0.70%) IaaS
12 4 (0.56%) Yammer
13 3 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.42%) Amazon Neptune
13 3 (0.42%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.67%) Firewall
2 17 (2.39%) HTTP
3 10 (1.41%) DNS
4 9 (1.27%) VoIP
5 8 (1.13%) Internet
6 7 (0.98%) Network Security
6 7 (0.98%) VPN
7 6 (0.84%) VSAN
7 6 (0.84%) WAN
7 6 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.70%) DHCP
8 5 (0.70%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.56%) LAN
9 4 (0.56%) Wireless
10 3 (0.42%) Skype
11 2 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.28%) DMZ
11 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.28%) Intranet
11 2 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.80%) Power BI
2 26 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.38%) Big Data
4 18 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.97%) Tableau
6 11 (1.55%) Pentaho
7 10 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.27%) Data Lake
8 9 (1.27%) Qlik Sense
9 8 (1.13%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.13%) QlikView
10 7 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.98%) SAP HANA
11 6 (0.84%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.84%) MS Access
11 6 (0.84%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.56%) MySQL
12 4 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 32 (4.50%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.39%) Artifactory
3 17 (2.39%) GitLab
4 13 (1.83%) JIRA
5 7 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.70%) ER Studio
6 5 (0.70%) ERwin
6 5 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.56%) LabVIEW
8 3 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.28%) Gradle
9 2 (0.28%) gulp
9 2 (0.28%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.28%) MorphX
9 2 (0.28%) RStudio
9 2 (0.28%) TestRail
General
1 440 (61.88%) Finance
2 395 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 390 (54.85%) Public Sector
4 388 (54.57%) Marketing
5 385 (54.15%) Electronics
6 33 (4.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 31 (4.36%) Retail
8 17 (2.39%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.69%) French Language
10 10 (1.41%) Law
11 9 (1.27%) Automotive
11 9 (1.27%) German Language
12 6 (0.84%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.70%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.70%) Military
13 5 (0.70%) Publishing
14 4 (0.56%) Banking
14 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.42%) Billing
15 3 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 121 (17.02%) Architect
2 91 (12.80%) Consultant
2 91 (12.80%) Developer
3 71 (9.99%) Analyst
4 49 (6.89%) Data Architect
4 49 (6.89%) Project Manager
5 45 (6.33%) Java Developer
6 37 (5.20%) Business Analyst
7 33 (4.64%) Data Modeller
8 29 (4.08%) Integration Developer
9 21 (2.95%) Senior Developer
10 20 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
10 20 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (2.81%) Windows Engineer
11 19 (2.67%) Senior Integration Developer
12 18 (2.53%) SAP Consultant
13 17 (2.39%) Cloud Architect
13 17 (2.39%) Data Analyst
14 16 (2.25%) DevOps Engineer
14 16 (2.25%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.19%) Web Services
2 34 (4.78%) RESTful
3 33 (4.64%) JSON
3 33 (4.64%) XML
4 32 (4.50%) Middleware
5 31 (4.36%) SOAP
6 28 (3.94%) HTML
7 27 (3.80%) XSLT
8 22 (3.09%) Kafka
9 21 (2.95%) CSS
10 19 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
11 18 (2.53%) Node.js
12 15 (2.11%) Apache Camel
13 14 (1.97%) .NET
14 9 (1.27%) Spring
15 8 (1.13%) .NET Core
15 8 (1.13%) React
16 7 (0.98%) AngularJS
16 7 (0.98%) jQuery
16 7 (0.98%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 79 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.49%) NHS
3 27 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.81%) FMCG
4 20 (2.81%) User Experience
5 19 (2.67%) Life Science
6 17 (2.39%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.55%) Reference Data
8 10 (1.41%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.27%) PKI
9 9 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.13%) PMI
11 7 (0.98%) Cloud Native
11 7 (0.98%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.98%) Replication
12 6 (0.84%) Robotics
13 5 (0.70%) Industry 4.0
13 5 (0.70%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 71 (9.99%) Windows
2 45 (6.33%) Linux
3 28 (3.94%) Windows 10
4 18 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.25%) Android
6 15 (2.11%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.42%) Solaris
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.28%) Unix
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) MVS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (56.12%) Business Intelligence
2 392 (55.13%) Programme Management
3 376 (52.88%) Digital Marketing
4 146 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (10.83%) Data Modelling
6 75 (10.55%) Project Management
7 65 (9.14%) Analytics
8 51 (7.17%) DevOps
9 50 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (6.75%) ERP
11 46 (6.47%) Change Management
12 42 (5.91%) Cybersecurity
12 42 (5.91%) Data Architecture
13 41 (5.77%) Migration
14 37 (5.20%) Data Analysis
15 36 (5.06%) Data Governance
15 36 (5.06%) Metadata Management
15 36 (5.06%) TDD
16 35 (4.92%) Reverse Engineering
16 35 (4.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 60 (8.44%) Java
2 53 (7.45%) SQL
3 48 (6.75%) Python
4 41 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 26 (3.66%) XPath
6 23 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 23 (3.23%) Perl
7 18 (2.53%) C
8 17 (2.39%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.55%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.41%) C++
11 8 (1.13%) C#
12 6 (0.84%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.84%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.70%) Ruby
13 5 (0.70%) VB
14 4 (0.56%) ABAP
14 4 (0.56%) R
15 3 (0.42%) Go
15 3 (0.42%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 100 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 69 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 51 (7.17%) Degree
4 37 (5.20%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.41%) MCAD
6 10 (1.41%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.27%) CISSP
7 9 (1.27%) HNC
8 8 (1.13%) HND
8 8 (1.13%) PMP
9 5 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.56%) APMP
10 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.42%) CCNP
11 3 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.42%) MCSA
11 3 (0.42%) PhD
11 3 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.67%) QA
2 18 (2.53%) SLA
3 15 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.41%) NIST
5 10 (1.41%) PMO
6 7 (0.98%) NCSC
7 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.84%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.70%) GDPR
8 5 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.70%) RMADS
9 4 (0.56%) Section 508
9 4 (0.56%) WAI
10 3 (0.42%) Dublin Core
10 3 (0.42%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.28%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
System Software
1 30 (4.22%) Active Directory
1 30 (4.22%) Docker
2 15 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.84%) Terminal Server
3 6 (0.84%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.42%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.42%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Firmware
5 1 (0.14%) iptables
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (4.08%) Ansible
2 26 (3.66%) Terraform
3 22 (3.09%) Kubernetes
3 22 (3.09%) Prometheus
4 20 (2.81%) Consul
5 19 (2.67%) Grafana
5 19 (2.67%) Istio
5 19 (2.67%) Kibana
5 19 (2.67%) logstash
5 19 (2.67%) Rancher
6 17 (2.39%) Fluentd
7 16 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.83%) SCCM
9 8 (1.13%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.98%) Puppet
11 6 (0.84%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.42%) SCOM
13 3 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 443 (62.31%) SAP
2 98 (13.78%) Microsoft
3 66 (9.28%) Oracle
4 37 (5.20%) Sparx
5 34 (4.78%) Remedy
6 21 (2.95%) Splunk
7 19 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.53%) AppDynamics
8 18 (2.53%) VMware
9 15 (2.11%) Siemens
10 13 (1.83%) WSO2
11 10 (1.41%) Informatica
12 9 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.13%) Cisco
14 7 (0.98%) Google
15 6 (0.84%) Adobe
15 6 (0.84%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.84%) Teradata
16 5 (0.70%) CheckPoint
16 5 (0.70%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud