Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 146 171 195
Rank change year-on-year +25 +24 -19
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 941 569 1,248
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.85% 1.54% 1.50%
As % of the General category 3.48% 2.98% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 358 843
10th Percentile £347 £300 £236
25th Percentile £425 £425 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -2.38% +10.53% +0.53%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £564
90th Percentile £738 £675 £649
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 22 54
10th Percentile £13.50 £15.25 £12.33
25th Percentile £16.76 £17.22 £15.75
Median hourly rate £34.77 £24.83 £31.25
Median % change year-on-year +40.06% -20.56% -10.71%
75th Percentile £49.25 £37.31 £42.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £49.75 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £26.15 £29.00
% change year-on-year +37.67% -9.83% -17.14%

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 27,073 19,090 43,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.21% 51.57% 52.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,245 12,697 28,625
10th Percentile £306 £263 £287
25th Percentile £405 £385 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.15%
75th Percentile £619 £600 £581
90th Percentile £703 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,026 730 1,279
10th Percentile £11.57 £12.13 £10.90
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.67 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% - +8.09%
75th Percentile £42.23 £39.99 £40.00
90th Percentile £55.42 £53.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.25% +2.56% +10.11%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +45 338 £550 +4.76% 118
South East +21 128 £600 +22.45% 186
South West +10 119 £506 -3.57% 176
North of England +28 110 £500 - 320
North West +30 90 £500 - 170
Midlands 0 72 £413 -15.17% 248
East of England -9 52 £495 -0.25% 127
East Midlands +26 46 £350 -29.65% 98
West Midlands -33 24 £475 - 149
Yorkshire +9 16 £525 +31.25% 113
North East +9 4 £550 +15.79% 37
Manufacturing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 522 (55.47%) SAP
2 502 (53.35%) Finance
3 407 (43.25%) Business Intelligence
4 405 (43.04%) Electronics
5 402 (42.72%) Programme Management
6 395 (41.98%) Telecoms
7 393 (41.76%) Marketing
8 389 (41.34%) Public Sector
9 383 (40.70%) Digital Marketing
10 230 (24.44%) Social Skills
11 203 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
12 135 (14.35%) Azure
13 129 (13.71%) Security Cleared
14 112 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
15 104 (11.05%) SC Cleared
16 103 (10.95%) ERP
17 101 (10.73%) Microsoft
18 88 (9.35%) Migration
19 86 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
20 85 (9.03%) Java
21 80 (8.50%) Project Management
22 77 (8.18%) AWS
23 76 (8.08%) Degree
24 75 (7.97%) DevOps
24 75 (7.97%) Windows
25 74 (7.86%) Analytics
26 70 (7.44%) Python
26 70 (7.44%) SQL
26 70 (7.44%) TDD
27 66 (7.01%) Data Modelling

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 22 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (1.17%) Confluence
4 7 (0.74%) CMS
5 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.21%) Apache
6 2 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.21%) Liferay
6 2 (0.21%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.11%) Drupal
7 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.11%) nginx
7 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.28%) PTC Creo
4 11 (1.17%) Windchill
5 10 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.21%) InVision
7 2 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.21%) Sketch
7 2 (0.21%) Solid Edge
7 2 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.21%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) CATIA
8 1 (0.11%) Figma
8 1 (0.11%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (3.93%) Teamcenter
2 34 (3.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (1.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 12 (1.28%) SAP PP
5 11 (1.17%) Magento
6 10 (1.06%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.96%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 8 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.85%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.85%) SAP MM
9 7 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.74%) Oracle SCM
10 6 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.53%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.53%) SAP WM
12 4 (0.43%) MFGPRO
12 4 (0.43%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 135 (14.35%) Azure
2 77 (8.18%) AWS
3 54 (5.74%) IaaS
4 46 (4.89%) Microsoft 365
5 39 (4.14%) PaaS
6 35 (3.72%) Power Platform
7 33 (3.51%) SaaS
8 29 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
8 29 (3.08%) GCP
9 26 (2.76%) Amazon EKS
10 22 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (1.59%) GitHub
12 8 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.53%) Azure Logic Apps
14 5 (0.53%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 5 (0.53%) Boomi
14 5 (0.53%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.66%) Firewall
2 22 (2.34%) VPN
3 14 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (1.38%) DNS
4 13 (1.38%) Network Security
4 13 (1.38%) Wireless
5 12 (1.28%) HTTP
6 10 (1.06%) Internet
7 9 (0.96%) DHCP
7 9 (0.96%) VoIP
8 8 (0.85%) WAN
9 7 (0.74%) LAN
10 6 (0.64%) Intranet
10 6 (0.64%) VLAN
11 5 (0.53%) PBX
12 4 (0.43%) SAN
13 3 (0.32%) Skype
14 1 (0.11%) DKIM
14 1 (0.11%) DMARC
14 1 (0.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.29%) Power BI
2 24 (2.55%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (1.59%) Pentaho
5 13 (1.38%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.17%) Electronic Patient Records
7 11 (1.17%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (0.85%) Data Lake
9 7 (0.74%) QlikView
9 7 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.74%) Tableau
10 6 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.64%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (0.53%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.43%) Big Data
12 4 (0.43%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.43%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 58 (6.16%) Git (software)
2 47 (4.99%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.66%) JIRA
4 11 (1.17%) Gradle
4 11 (1.17%) Subversion
5 9 (0.96%) GitLab
5 9 (0.96%) JUnit
6 8 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.74%) Artifactory
7 7 (0.74%) Postman
8 6 (0.64%) IntelliJ
8 6 (0.64%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.64%) Xcode
9 5 (0.53%) Android Studio
9 5 (0.53%) Calabash
9 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.43%) git-flow
11 3 (0.32%) JMeter
12 2 (0.21%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 502 (53.35%) Finance
2 405 (43.04%) Electronics
3 395 (41.98%) Telecoms
4 393 (41.76%) Marketing
5 389 (41.34%) Public Sector
6 230 (24.44%) Social Skills
7 112 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
8 56 (5.95%) Retail
9 40 (4.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 31 (3.29%) Presentation Skills
11 28 (2.98%) Aerospace
12 16 (1.70%) Automotive
13 12 (1.28%) Publishing
14 10 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
15 9 (0.96%) Law
16 8 (0.85%) Banking
17 7 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
17 7 (0.74%) Legal
18 6 (0.64%) French Language
19 5 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (14.35%) Architect
2 134 (14.24%) Developer
3 121 (12.86%) Analyst
3 121 (12.86%) Consultant
4 92 (9.78%) Project Manager
5 60 (6.38%) Business Analyst
6 54 (5.74%) Java Developer
7 50 (5.31%) Data Architect
8 43 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
9 33 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
10 31 (3.29%) SAP Consultant
11 30 (3.19%) Data Modeller
12 26 (2.76%) Enterprise Architect
12 26 (2.76%) IT Manager
13 20 (2.13%) Programme Manager
14 19 (2.02%) Data Analyst
14 19 (2.02%) Enterprise Data Architect
14 19 (2.02%) SAP Manager
14 19 (2.02%) Support Engineer
15 18 (1.91%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.72%) HTML
2 33 (3.51%) Spring
3 28 (2.98%) JSON
3 28 (2.98%) Node.js
4 27 (2.87%) Web Services
4 27 (2.87%) XML
5 25 (2.66%) Kafka
6 22 (2.34%) CSS
7 21 (2.23%) React
8 20 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
9 18 (1.91%) .NET
10 14 (1.49%) RESTful
11 13 (1.38%) Spring Boot
12 12 (1.28%) REST
12 12 (1.28%) Ruby on Rails
13 10 (1.06%) .NET Core
13 10 (1.06%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.06%) GraphQL
13 10 (1.06%) Itk
14 8 (0.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.42%) NHS
2 38 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.13%) FMCG
4 18 (1.91%) Public Cloud
4 18 (1.91%) User Experience
5 14 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.28%) Social Media
7 11 (1.17%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.06%) Algorithms
9 9 (0.96%) Life Science
10 7 (0.74%) AS400
11 6 (0.64%) Animation
11 6 (0.64%) PMI
11 6 (0.64%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 5 (0.53%) SystemC
12 5 (0.53%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.43%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 75 (7.97%) Windows
2 54 (5.74%) Linux
3 24 (2.55%) Android
4 20 (2.13%) Windows 10
5 19 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.70%) Unix
7 12 (1.28%) Mac OS X
8 11 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.85%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.64%) Solaris
11 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (43.25%) Business Intelligence
2 402 (42.72%) Programme Management
3 383 (40.70%) Digital Marketing
4 203 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (10.95%) ERP
6 88 (9.35%) Migration
7 86 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 80 (8.50%) Project Management
9 75 (7.97%) DevOps
10 74 (7.86%) Analytics
11 70 (7.44%) TDD
12 66 (7.01%) Data Modelling
13 60 (6.38%) Software Engineering
14 54 (5.74%) Data Architecture
15 53 (5.63%) Change Management
15 53 (5.63%) Microservices
16 52 (5.53%) Logistics
17 51 (5.42%) Visualisation
18 47 (4.99%) Pair Programming
19 45 (4.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 85 (9.03%) Java
2 70 (7.44%) Python
2 70 (7.44%) SQL
3 61 (6.48%) JavaScript
4 26 (2.76%) Bash Shell
4 26 (2.76%) Perl
5 25 (2.66%) Kotlin
6 18 (1.91%) TypeScript
7 16 (1.70%) Java 8
8 15 (1.59%) C++
9 14 (1.49%) C
10 13 (1.38%) Ruby
11 12 (1.28%) C#
12 11 (1.17%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.06%) R
14 7 (0.74%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.64%) Apple Swift
15 6 (0.64%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.53%) Ada
Qualifications
1 129 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 104 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 76 (8.08%) Degree
4 39 (4.14%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.70%) CISSP
5 16 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.17%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.06%) MCAD
8 9 (0.96%) PMP
9 6 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (0.64%) SAP Certification
10 4 (0.43%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.43%) CISM
10 4 (0.43%) HNC
10 4 (0.43%) HND
10 4 (0.43%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.32%) APMP
11 3 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.72%) QA
2 29 (3.08%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.49%) NIST
5 12 (1.28%) GDPR
6 11 (1.17%) PMO
7 7 (0.74%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.64%) GMP
8 6 (0.64%) GxP
9 5 (0.53%) NCSC
9 5 (0.53%) NIST 800
9 5 (0.53%) RMADS
10 4 (0.43%) GRC
10 4 (0.43%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.32%) HL7
11 3 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.32%) P3O
11 3 (0.32%) SLA
12 2 (0.21%) Accessibility
System Software
1 48 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.93%) Docker
3 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
4 1 (0.11%) XenApp
4 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (4.04%) Kubernetes
2 31 (3.29%) Terraform
3 30 (3.19%) Ansible
4 26 (2.76%) Rancher
5 21 (2.23%) Istio
5 21 (2.23%) Prometheus
6 20 (2.13%) Consul
6 20 (2.13%) Fluentd
6 20 (2.13%) Grafana
6 20 (2.13%) Kibana
6 20 (2.13%) logstash
7 18 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (1.49%) SCCM
9 10 (1.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 10 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.43%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.21%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.21%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 522 (55.47%) SAP
2 101 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 47 (4.99%) Oracle
4 35 (3.72%) Google
5 34 (3.61%) Remedy
6 33 (3.51%) Siemens
7 23 (2.44%) Sparx
8 22 (2.34%) Splunk
9 21 (2.23%) IFS
9 21 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (2.13%) AppDynamics
11 16 (1.70%) VMware
12 14 (1.49%) CA
12 14 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
13 13 (1.38%) Concur
14 12 (1.28%) Ariba
14 12 (1.28%) Cisco
15 10 (1.06%) Samsung
16 8 (0.85%) Adobe
16 8 (0.85%) Informatica