Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 140 133 149
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 +50
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,306 703 1,216
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.89% 2.05% 1.84%
As % of the General category 3.47% 3.91% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 473 821
10th Percentile £313 £302 £250
25th Percentile £425 £400 £386
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £606 £588
90th Percentile £738 £738 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 29 54
10th Percentile £12.70 £17.20 £15.25
25th Percentile £20.95 £24.94 £16.03
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +40.35% -21.33%
75th Percentile £45.10 £45.00 £46.88
90th Percentile £56.30 £47.50 £49.70
UK median hourly rate £36.08 £39.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -9.23% +32.50% -10.45%

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 37,591 17,957 33,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 54.44% 52.28% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,119 12,258 21,753
10th Percentile £310 £275 £250
25th Percentile £420 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,226 732 1,287
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.26 £11.70
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate £19.70 £23.43 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.91% +25.28% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £34.39
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.68 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.41 £18.70
% change year-on-year -14.58% +25.20% +1.80%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -47 470 £563 +7.14% 117
South West +4 196 £463 -15.91% 189
South East -43 153 £500 -1.23% 179
Midlands +3 121 £450 +1.41% 235
North of England -36 91 £550 +4.76% 269
West Midlands +8 81 £500 +11.11% 125
North West -19 74 £581 +10.71% 128
East of England -5 73 £450 -5.01% 149
East Midlands -22 34 £354 -11.56% 109
Yorkshire -40 9 £394 -21.25% 100
North East +4 8 £175 -63.16% 41
Manufacturing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 749 (57.35%) SAP
2 729 (55.82%) Finance
3 627 (48.01%) Business Intelligence
4 621 (47.55%) Marketing
5 613 (46.94%) Public Sector
6 605 (46.32%) Telecoms
7 601 (46.02%) Electronics
8 600 (45.94%) Programme Management
9 596 (45.64%) Digital Marketing
10 312 (23.89%) Social Skills
11 253 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
12 228 (17.46%) Azure
13 179 (13.71%) Microsoft
14 132 (10.11%) Windows
15 125 (9.57%) ERP
16 123 (9.42%) Security Cleared
17 118 (9.04%) Project Management
18 114 (8.73%) SQL
19 110 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
20 106 (8.12%) SC Cleared
21 92 (7.04%) NHS
22 91 (6.97%) DevOps
23 89 (6.81%) Oracle
23 89 (6.81%) Java
23 89 (6.81%) Migration
23 89 (6.81%) AWS
23 89 (6.81%) Analytics
24 85 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
25 83 (6.36%) Data Modelling
26 79 (6.05%) Logistics

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 45 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.54%) Apache Spark
2 7 (0.54%) SAS
3 6 (0.46%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (0.38%) Confluence
5 4 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.23%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.15%) Apache
7 2 (0.15%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.077%) Appian
8 1 (0.077%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.077%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.077%) IIS
8 1 (0.077%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.077%) MTS
8 1 (0.077%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.15%) Siemens NX
5 10 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.61%) Windchill
7 6 (0.46%) Sketch
8 5 (0.38%) CATIA
8 5 (0.38%) Mathcad
8 5 (0.38%) NASTRAN
9 4 (0.31%) Simulink
10 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.23%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.15%) InVision
11 2 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.15%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 58 (4.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 23 (1.76%) Teamcenter
3 19 (1.45%) Oracle SCM
4 17 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (1.23%) SAP MDG
6 12 (0.92%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 11 (0.84%) SAP AFS
7 11 (0.84%) SAP Retail
8 10 (0.77%) SAP MM
9 9 (0.69%) SAP FI
10 8 (0.61%) SAP PP
11 7 (0.54%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.54%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.54%) SAP EWM
11 7 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.54%) SAP IBP
12 6 (0.46%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.46%) SAP PS
12 6 (0.46%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 228 (17.46%) Azure
2 89 (6.81%) AWS
3 75 (5.74%) Microsoft 365
4 54 (4.13%) Power Platform
5 41 (3.14%) Dynamics 365
6 39 (2.99%) IaaS
7 38 (2.91%) GCP
8 37 (2.83%) PaaS
9 31 (2.37%) SaaS
10 27 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (1.68%) GitHub
11 22 (1.68%) Serverless
12 13 (1.00%) Azure App Service
12 13 (1.00%) Azure Functions
13 10 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.69%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.69%) PowerApps
15 8 (0.61%) OneDrive
16 7 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.99%) Firewall
2 18 (1.38%) HTTP
3 16 (1.23%) DNS
4 11 (0.84%) Network Security
5 9 (0.69%) LAN
5 9 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.61%) Ethernet
6 8 (0.61%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.54%) DHCP
7 7 (0.54%) PABX
8 6 (0.46%) MQTT
8 6 (0.46%) WAN
8 6 (0.46%) Wireless
9 5 (0.38%) Internet
9 5 (0.38%) SD-WAN
9 5 (0.38%) VLAN
9 5 (0.38%) VPN
10 4 (0.31%) 5G
11 3 (0.23%) LTE
11 3 (0.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.98%) Metadata
2 51 (3.91%) Power BI
3 49 (3.75%) SQL Server
4 48 (3.68%) Metadata Repository
5 25 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (1.53%) MongoDB
6 20 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 17 (1.30%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.15%) QlikView
10 13 (1.00%) Data Lake
10 13 (1.00%) Pentaho
10 13 (1.00%) Qlik Sense
10 13 (1.00%) Tableau
11 12 (0.92%) Big Data
12 11 (0.84%) Electronic Patient Records
12 11 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.61%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 30 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 25 (1.91%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.68%) JIRA
4 10 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (0.61%) Postman
5 8 (0.61%) Subversion
6 7 (0.54%) CircleCI
6 7 (0.54%) Cypress.io
7 6 (0.46%) Selenium
8 5 (0.38%) Maven
8 5 (0.38%) Mocha
9 4 (0.31%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.31%) MorphX
10 3 (0.23%) ERwin
10 3 (0.23%) webpack
11 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.15%) GitLab
11 2 (0.15%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.15%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.15%) SoapUI
General
1 729 (55.82%) Finance
2 621 (47.55%) Marketing
3 613 (46.94%) Public Sector
4 605 (46.32%) Telecoms
5 601 (46.02%) Electronics
6 312 (23.89%) Social Skills
7 85 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (5.21%) Retail
9 39 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 37 (2.83%) Aerospace
11 32 (2.45%) Automotive
12 28 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
13 18 (1.38%) Legal
14 17 (1.30%) Influencing Skills
15 15 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
16 13 (1.00%) French Language
17 11 (0.84%) German Language
18 9 (0.69%) Billing
18 9 (0.69%) Organisational Skills
19 8 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 227 (17.38%) Architect
2 153 (11.72%) Developer
3 138 (10.57%) Consultant
4 134 (10.26%) Project Manager
5 130 (9.95%) Analyst
6 78 (5.97%) Data Architect
7 72 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
8 52 (3.98%) Business Analyst
9 50 (3.83%) IT Support
10 35 (2.68%) Data Analyst
10 35 (2.68%) Data Modeller
10 35 (2.68%) Java Developer
11 34 (2.60%) IT Support Technician
11 34 (2.60%) IT Technician
11 34 (2.60%) Support Technician
12 33 (2.53%) SAP Consultant
12 33 (2.53%) Support Engineer
13 31 (2.37%) Technical Architect
14 30 (2.30%) IT Manager
15 28 (2.14%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.68%) HTML
2 47 (3.60%) .NET
3 39 (2.99%) AngularJS
4 35 (2.68%) CSS
5 34 (2.60%) Node.js
6 26 (1.99%) XML
7 25 (1.91%) Spring
7 25 (1.91%) Web Services
8 22 (1.68%) ASP.NET
9 21 (1.61%) JSON
10 18 (1.38%) Kafka
10 18 (1.38%) React
10 18 (1.38%) REST
11 16 (1.23%) RESTful
12 15 (1.15%) SOAP
12 15 (1.15%) Spring Boot
13 13 (1.00%) Middleware
13 13 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
14 12 (0.92%) Apache Camel
14 12 (0.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.04%) NHS
2 64 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.76%) User Experience
4 26 (1.99%) FMCG
5 21 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.38%) Life Science
7 16 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 11 (0.84%) Legacy Systems
9 11 (0.84%) Reference Data
10 10 (0.77%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.61%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.61%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.61%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.54%) Industry 4.0
12 7 (0.54%) SCADA
12 7 (0.54%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.46%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 132 (10.11%) Windows
2 74 (5.67%) Windows 10
3 51 (3.91%) Linux
4 28 (2.14%) Unix
5 17 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.54%) Android
9 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.077%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.077%) CentOS
11 1 (0.077%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.077%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.077%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (48.01%) Business Intelligence
2 600 (45.94%) Programme Management
3 596 (45.64%) Digital Marketing
4 253 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (9.57%) ERP
6 118 (9.04%) Project Management
7 110 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 91 (6.97%) DevOps
9 89 (6.81%) Analytics
9 89 (6.81%) Migration
10 83 (6.36%) Data Modelling
11 79 (6.05%) Logistics
12 77 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
13 76 (5.82%) Data Architecture
14 72 (5.51%) Scrum
15 68 (5.21%) Data Analysis
16 67 (5.13%) ITIL
17 66 (5.05%) Data Governance
18 61 (4.67%) Service Management
19 56 (4.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 114 (8.73%) SQL
2 89 (6.81%) Java
3 62 (4.75%) JavaScript
4 56 (4.29%) Python
5 42 (3.22%) C#
6 26 (1.99%) TypeScript
7 25 (1.91%) T-SQL
8 18 (1.38%) C
9 16 (1.23%) Kotlin
10 14 (1.07%) Ruby
11 13 (1.00%) C++
11 13 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 12 (0.92%) XPath
13 9 (0.69%) Go
14 6 (0.46%) Perl
15 5 (0.38%) ABAP
15 5 (0.38%) Bash
15 5 (0.38%) Java 8
15 5 (0.38%) R
16 4 (0.31%) Ada
Qualifications
1 123 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 106 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 67 (5.13%) Degree
4 27 (2.07%) PMP
5 23 (1.76%) PMI Certification
6 21 (1.61%) CISSP
7 18 (1.38%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.00%) CISM
8 13 (1.00%) Master's Degree
8 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
9 12 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
11 9 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.54%) MCSE
13 6 (0.46%) CISA
14 5 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 5 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.38%) Tableau Certification
15 4 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.45%) Data Quality
2 25 (1.91%) SLA
3 23 (1.76%) Accessibility
4 20 (1.53%) QA
5 19 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (1.00%) NCSC
7 12 (0.92%) GRC
7 12 (0.92%) PMO
8 11 (0.84%) GMP
8 11 (0.84%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.77%) NIST
10 7 (0.54%) COBIT
11 6 (0.46%) GDPR
11 6 (0.46%) RMADS
12 4 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.23%) GxP
13 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.15%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.14%) Docker
3 10 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.15%) HDFS
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.077%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.077%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (2.37%) Terraform
2 28 (2.14%) Kubernetes
3 24 (1.84%) SCCM
4 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.54%) Grafana
5 7 (0.54%) Istio
5 7 (0.54%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.46%) Ansible
6 6 (0.46%) Kibana
6 6 (0.46%) Rancher
7 5 (0.38%) Consul
7 5 (0.38%) Fluentd
7 5 (0.38%) logstash
7 5 (0.38%) Puppet
8 2 (0.15%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.15%) MOM
9 1 (0.077%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.077%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 749 (57.35%) SAP
2 179 (13.71%) Microsoft
3 89 (6.81%) Oracle
4 38 (2.91%) Sparx
5 37 (2.83%) Cisco
5 37 (2.83%) Google
6 36 (2.76%) Remedy
7 26 (1.99%) ServiceNow
8 23 (1.76%) Siemens
9 18 (1.38%) JD Edwards
9 18 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.07%) Informatica
10 14 (1.07%) VMware
11 11 (0.84%) Databricks
12 10 (0.77%) Adobe
12 10 (0.77%) HP
12 10 (0.77%) Splunk
13 8 (0.61%) Dell
14 7 (0.54%) Fortinet
15 6 (0.46%) CheckPoint