Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 161 196
Rank change year-on-year +38 +35 -15
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 839 874 1,278
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.02% 1.63% 1.45%
As % of the General category 4.88% 4.43% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 575 925
10th Percentile £301 £263 £263
25th Percentile £413 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +8.33%
75th Percentile £625 £581 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 46
10th Percentile £13.50 £17.06 £12.25
25th Percentile £18.81 £21.25 £12.75
Median hourly rate £35.50 £31.50 £31.25
Median % change year-on-year +12.70% +0.80% -10.66%
75th Percentile £44.63 £47.88 £43.06
90th Percentile £49.30 £51.88 £49.13
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year +10.77% +13.04% -16.03%

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 17,198 19,750 34,923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.42% 36.84% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,793 13,277 23,684
10th Percentile £313 £280 £305
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £613 £600 £590
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £484
% change year-on-year +4.17% -0.83% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 629 842
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £12.25
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -2.33%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £41.50
90th Percentile £53.60 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.41 £20.86
% change year-on-year +12.10% +2.66% -0.69%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +79 300 £525 +1.94% 99
South East +51 118 £550 +16.40% 155
South West +13 118 £525 - 138
North of England +14 78 £500 +11.11% 257
Midlands +4 63 £419 -7.71% 221
North West +1 58 £500 +11.11% 130
East of England +24 52 £498 +2.05% 118
East Midlands +40 38 £388 -8.82% 96
West Midlands -26 24 £463 -2.12% 125
Yorkshire +21 14 £500 +17.65% 97
North East +26 6 £475 -13.64% 31
Manufacturing
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 503 (59.95%) SAP
2 483 (57.57%) Finance
3 432 (51.49%) Electronics
4 426 (50.77%) Business Intelligence
5 425 (50.66%) Telecoms
6 418 (49.82%) Programme Management
7 414 (49.34%) Marketing
8 411 (48.99%) Public Sector
9 405 (48.27%) Digital Marketing
10 162 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
11 132 (15.73%) Azure
12 116 (13.83%) Security Cleared
13 111 (13.23%) Microsoft
14 110 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
15 87 (10.37%) SC Cleared
16 86 (10.25%) Windows
17 83 (9.89%) Analytics
18 82 (9.77%) Project Management
19 78 (9.30%) Data Modelling
20 74 (8.82%) Degree
21 72 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
22 71 (8.46%) Java
23 70 (8.34%) Python
24 69 (8.22%) ERP
25 64 (7.63%) SQL
26 63 (7.51%) AWS
27 60 (7.15%) Linux
28 57 (6.79%) Migration
28 57 (6.79%) DevOps
29 56 (6.67%) Data Architecture

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 31 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.07%) Confluence
2 9 (1.07%) Mule
2 9 (1.07%) Red Hat Fuse
3 8 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.60%) CMS
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.48%) IIS
6 4 (0.48%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.24%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.12%) WildFly
Applications
1 34 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.95%) PTC Creo
5 8 (0.95%) Windchill
6 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.12%) Blender
8 1 (0.12%) Fusion 360
8 1 (0.12%) Maya
8 1 (0.12%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (3.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 30 (3.58%) Teamcenter
3 25 (2.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (1.55%) SAP PP
5 12 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.95%) SAP MM
9 7 (0.83%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.72%) Magento
10 6 (0.72%) SAP WM
11 5 (0.60%) SAP CO
12 4 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
12 4 (0.48%) MFGPRO
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle Manufacturing
12 4 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (0.48%) SAP QM
13 3 (0.36%) SAP SCM
13 3 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 132 (15.73%) Azure
2 63 (7.51%) AWS
3 55 (6.56%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (4.77%) Power Platform
5 36 (4.29%) IaaS
6 31 (3.69%) SaaS
7 28 (3.34%) PaaS
8 26 (3.10%) Amazon EKS
9 24 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.95%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (0.83%) Power Automate
12 7 (0.83%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.72%) GCP
13 6 (0.72%) GitHub
14 4 (0.48%) Boomi
14 4 (0.48%) Logic Apps
15 3 (0.36%) Amazon Neptune
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.98%) Firewall
2 17 (2.03%) VPN
3 16 (1.91%) HTTP
4 13 (1.55%) VoIP
5 12 (1.43%) Network Security
6 11 (1.31%) DNS
7 10 (1.19%) Internet
7 10 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (1.19%) Wireless
8 7 (0.83%) VLAN
8 7 (0.83%) WAN
9 6 (0.72%) DHCP
9 6 (0.72%) Intranet
10 5 (0.60%) LAN
10 5 (0.60%) Skype
11 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.36%) VSAN
12 2 (0.24%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.24%) SAN
12 2 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.81%) Power BI
2 24 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (1.79%) Big Data
4 15 (1.79%) Pentaho
4 15 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.43%) Tableau
7 9 (1.07%) Data Lake
8 8 (0.95%) Electronic Patient Records
8 8 (0.95%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
8 8 (0.95%) QlikView
9 7 (0.83%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.48%) MS Access
12 4 (0.48%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 48 (5.72%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.81%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.26%) GitLab
4 17 (2.03%) JIRA
5 16 (1.91%) Artifactory
6 8 (0.95%) Subversion
7 7 (0.83%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.60%) Gradle
8 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.48%) git-flow
9 4 (0.48%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.48%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.36%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio Code
11 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.24%) Maven
11 2 (0.24%) MorphX
11 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 483 (57.57%) Finance
2 432 (51.49%) Electronics
3 425 (50.66%) Telecoms
4 414 (49.34%) Marketing
5 411 (48.99%) Public Sector
6 36 (4.29%) Retail
7 34 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 22 (2.62%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.31%) Automotive
9 11 (1.31%) Publishing
10 10 (1.19%) French Language
10 10 (1.19%) Law
11 8 (0.95%) German Language
12 6 (0.72%) Banking
12 6 (0.72%) Military
12 6 (0.72%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.60%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.48%) Front Office
14 4 (0.48%) Legal
14 4 (0.48%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (15.49%) Architect
2 106 (12.63%) Developer
3 99 (11.80%) Consultant
4 98 (11.68%) Analyst
5 68 (8.10%) Project Manager
6 57 (6.79%) Data Architect
7 44 (5.24%) Data Modeller
8 42 (5.01%) Java Developer
9 34 (4.05%) Business Analyst
10 31 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 27 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (2.98%) SAP Consultant
13 24 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
14 23 (2.74%) IT Manager
15 21 (2.50%) Data Analyst
16 19 (2.26%) Support Engineer
17 18 (2.15%) Integration Developer
17 18 (2.15%) Windows Engineer
18 17 (2.03%) Office 365 Engineer
19 16 (1.91%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.41%) Web Services
2 29 (3.46%) Kafka
3 28 (3.34%) JSON
3 28 (3.34%) XML
4 27 (3.22%) HTML
5 25 (2.98%) Elastic Stack
6 23 (2.74%) RESTful
7 22 (2.62%) CSS
8 21 (2.50%) .NET
9 20 (2.38%) Middleware
9 20 (2.38%) SOAP
10 18 (2.15%) Node.js
11 15 (1.79%) .NET Core
11 15 (1.79%) XSLT
12 11 (1.31%) React
12 11 (1.31%) Spring
13 10 (1.19%) Apache Camel
13 10 (1.19%) Vue.js
14 9 (1.07%) Itk
15 8 (0.95%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 110 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.36%) NHS
3 39 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.26%) FMCG
5 18 (2.15%) User Experience
6 11 (1.31%) Social Media
7 10 (1.19%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.19%) Life Science
7 10 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.07%) Cloud Native
9 8 (0.95%) AS400
9 8 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (0.83%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.72%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.60%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.60%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.60%) Replication
12 5 (0.60%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 86 (10.25%) Windows
2 60 (7.15%) Linux
3 31 (3.69%) Windows 10
4 27 (3.22%) Android
5 22 (2.62%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.67%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.55%) Unix
8 10 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (0.95%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.83%) Solaris
11 5 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.12%) AIX
14 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (50.77%) Business Intelligence
2 418 (49.82%) Programme Management
3 405 (48.27%) Digital Marketing
4 162 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (9.89%) Analytics
6 82 (9.77%) Project Management
7 78 (9.30%) Data Modelling
8 72 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (8.22%) ERP
10 57 (6.79%) DevOps
10 57 (6.79%) Migration
11 56 (6.67%) Data Architecture
12 54 (6.44%) Change Management
13 53 (6.32%) Data Analysis
14 49 (5.84%) Data Governance
14 49 (5.84%) Microservices
15 47 (5.60%) Software Engineering
15 47 (5.60%) Visualisation
16 44 (5.24%) Metadata Management
16 44 (5.24%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 71 (8.46%) Java
2 70 (8.34%) Python
3 64 (7.63%) SQL
4 45 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 29 (3.46%) Perl
6 28 (3.34%) Bash Shell
7 18 (2.15%) C
8 16 (1.91%) PowerShell
9 15 (1.79%) C++
9 15 (1.79%) XPath
10 12 (1.43%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.31%) Ruby
11 11 (1.31%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.19%) C#
12 10 (1.19%) Kotlin
13 8 (0.95%) Ada
14 6 (0.72%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.60%) VB
16 4 (0.48%) ABAP
16 4 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 116 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 87 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 74 (8.82%) Degree
4 41 (4.89%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.43%) CISSP
5 12 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.19%) HNC
8 9 (1.07%) HND
8 9 (1.07%) MCAD
9 8 (0.95%) PMP
10 6 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (0.48%) SAP Certification
11 4 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.36%) APMP
12 3 (0.36%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.36%) PhD
12 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.98%) QA
2 17 (2.03%) NIST
3 15 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.67%) SLA
5 12 (1.43%) GDPR
6 10 (1.19%) PMO
7 7 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.72%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.72%) NCSC
9 5 (0.60%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.48%) GMP
10 4 (0.48%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.48%) RMADS
11 3 (0.36%) Dublin Core
11 3 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.24%) HL7
12 2 (0.24%) Section 508
12 2 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 43 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.89%) Docker
3 8 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.72%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.12%) Firmware
6 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.12%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.81%) Ansible
3 30 (3.58%) Terraform
4 28 (3.34%) Prometheus
5 27 (3.22%) Rancher
6 25 (2.98%) Consul
6 25 (2.98%) Fluentd
6 25 (2.98%) Grafana
6 25 (2.98%) Istio
6 25 (2.98%) Kibana
6 25 (2.98%) logstash
7 24 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.55%) SCCM
9 9 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.72%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.36%) PowerCLI
11 3 (0.36%) Puppet
11 3 (0.36%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 503 (59.95%) SAP
2 111 (13.23%) Microsoft
3 53 (6.32%) Oracle
4 46 (5.48%) Remedy
5 35 (4.17%) Sparx
6 32 (3.81%) Siemens
7 26 (3.10%) Splunk
8 25 (2.98%) AppDynamics
9 17 (2.03%) Google
9 17 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (1.91%) VMware
11 14 (1.67%) IFS
12 12 (1.43%) Kronos
13 10 (1.19%) Cisco
14 9 (1.07%) Concur
14 9 (1.07%) Samsung
15 8 (0.95%) Ariba
15 8 (0.95%) Informatica
16 7 (0.83%) Adobe
17 6 (0.72%) Meraki