Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 120 178
Rank change year-on-year -60 +58 -8
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,461 1,834 1,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.57% 2.05% 1.52%
As % of the General category 4.21% 5.14% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1,132 987
England median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £413
% change year-on-year +3.26% +11.52% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 121 90
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £12.25 £17.00 £12.85
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £50.92
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.10% -4.67% +17.19%

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 34,693 35,653 35,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.23% 39.83% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,079 23,811 24,402
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 769 895
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.62% -0.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.20 £50.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.65 £26.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.04% +13.86% -4.85%

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Manufacturing in England

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manufacturing in England

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing in England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manufacturing in England

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manufacturing in England

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing in England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor 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 24 September 2018. 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
South West +3 298 £425 - 342
London -135 270 £506 +1.25% 110
North of England -31 246 £425 +6.25% 339
East of England -3 217 £525 +2.44% 173
South East -16 217 £455 - 321
Midlands -57 182 £485 +14.12% 380
North West -9 145 £420 +8.39% 166
West Midlands -36 108 £544 +27.94% 221
East Midlands -40 68 £480 +14.29% 159
Yorkshire -55 67 £438 +2.94% 144
North East -4 31 £407 +14.17% 30
South Coast +1 3 £425 -
Manufacturing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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.

1 701 (47.98%) Finance
2 638 (43.67%) SAP
3 503 (34.43%) Programme Management
4 498 (34.09%) Business Intelligence
5 484 (33.13%) Telecoms
6 450 (30.80%) Marketing
7 447 (30.60%) Electronics
8 425 (29.09%) Digital Marketing
9 359 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
10 190 (13.00%) Security Cleared
11 179 (12.25%) Microsoft
12 165 (11.29%) SC Cleared
13 144 (9.86%) Project Management
14 138 (9.45%) ERP
14 138 (9.45%) Oracle
15 137 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
16 135 (9.24%) Windows
17 132 (9.03%) SQL
18 131 (8.97%) Web Services
19 130 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
20 129 (8.83%) Java
21 123 (8.42%) Greenfield Project
22 122 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
22 122 (8.35%) Retail
23 118 (8.08%) Degree
24 114 (7.80%) Scrum
25 113 (7.73%) TDD
26 107 (7.32%) Automotive
26 107 (7.32%) Logistics
27 106 (7.26%) SOA

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 56 (3.83%) Mule
2 51 (3.49%) Oracle Service Bus
2 51 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 35 (2.40%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.96%) Apache Spark
4 14 (0.96%) Confluence
5 13 (0.89%) IBM Notes
6 11 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.55%) Apache
7 8 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.48%) SAS
9 6 (0.41%) CMS
9 6 (0.41%) Quickr
9 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.34%) NetWeaver
11 4 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.27%) CICS
11 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 65 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.44%) AutoCAD
4 17 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.55%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.41%) Siemens NX
9 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.27%) Windchill
10 3 (0.21%) CATIA
10 3 (0.21%) FreeHand
10 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.21%) SketchUp
10 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.14%) Simulink
11 2 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.068%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.068%) SPSS
12 1 (0.068%) Stata
Business Applications
1 31 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
2 24 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (1.57%) SAP MM
4 22 (1.51%) SAP PP
5 17 (1.16%) Sage X3
5 17 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (1.03%) SAP ERP
7 14 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
8 13 (0.89%) Sage 200
9 11 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
10 10 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.62%) NetSuite
11 9 (0.62%) SAP EWM
12 8 (0.55%) SAP APO
12 8 (0.55%) SAP SD
12 8 (0.55%) SAP WM
13 6 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (0.41%) SAP FI
13 6 (0.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (2.81%) Office 365
4 21 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (0.75%) PaaS
6 8 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.41%) IaaS
7 6 (0.41%) SaaS
8 5 (0.34%) GitHub
9 4 (0.27%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.21%) Serverless
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.14%) AWS Fargate
11 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.33%) Firewall
2 22 (1.51%) Internet
3 20 (1.37%) LAN
4 19 (1.30%) DNS
5 17 (1.16%) Ethernet
6 14 (0.96%) WAN
7 13 (0.89%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.82%) VPN
9 9 (0.62%) Network Security
10 8 (0.55%) DHCP
10 8 (0.55%) SMTP
11 7 (0.48%) HTTP
11 7 (0.48%) SSL
12 6 (0.41%) VoIP
13 5 (0.34%) NAS
13 5 (0.34%) Skype
13 5 (0.34%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.27%) Profibus
14 4 (0.27%) SAN
14 4 (0.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.90%) Big Data
3 53 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (1.78%) Power BI
5 18 (1.23%) Data Mining
5 18 (1.23%) SAP BW
5 18 (1.23%) SAP HANA
6 17 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 14 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.89%) DB2
10 12 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (0.82%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (0.75%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.62%) MySQL
12 9 (0.62%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 43 (2.94%) Maven
2 40 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.46%) JIRA
4 29 (1.98%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.16%) SoapUI
6 16 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
7 14 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.82%) Selenium
9 11 (0.75%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.75%) GitLab
10 10 (0.68%) JMeter
10 10 (0.68%) LabVIEW
11 9 (0.62%) LSMW
11 9 (0.62%) Subversion
11 9 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.41%) JUnit
12 6 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.41%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.27%) Cucumber
General
1 701 (47.98%) Finance
2 484 (33.13%) Telecoms
3 450 (30.80%) Marketing
4 447 (30.60%) Electronics
5 122 (8.35%) Retail
6 107 (7.32%) Automotive
7 40 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 32 (2.19%) Advertising
9 29 (1.98%) Aerospace
10 26 (1.78%) Military
11 19 (1.30%) Legal
12 16 (1.10%) Law
13 8 (0.55%) Billing
13 8 (0.55%) German Language
14 7 (0.48%) Publishing
15 6 (0.41%) Back Office
16 5 (0.34%) Avionics
17 4 (0.27%) French Language
18 3 (0.21%) Banking
19 2 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 221 (15.13%) Analyst
2 220 (15.06%) Developer
3 157 (10.75%) Consultant
4 128 (8.76%) Project Manager
5 116 (7.94%) Architect
6 108 (7.39%) Business Analyst
7 70 (4.79%) SAP Consultant
8 52 (3.56%) Senior Developer
9 48 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
10 43 (2.94%) Software Engineer
11 42 (2.87%) Integration Developer
12 37 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
13 30 (2.05%) Java Developer
14 28 (1.92%) Coordinator
15 27 (1.85%) Designer
16 26 (1.78%) Desktop Support
16 26 (1.78%) IT Manager
16 26 (1.78%) SOA Developer
16 26 (1.78%) Support Engineer
17 23 (1.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (8.97%) Web Services
2 101 (6.91%) RESTful
3 100 (6.84%) SOAP
4 96 (6.57%) Middleware
5 83 (5.68%) XML
6 67 (4.59%) .NET
7 61 (4.18%) JSON
8 58 (3.97%) HTML
9 55 (3.76%) Apache Camel
9 55 (3.76%) CSS
10 46 (3.15%) AngularJS
11 38 (2.60%) REST
11 38 (2.60%) XSLT
12 32 (2.19%) Swagger
12 32 (2.19%) WireMock
13 25 (1.71%) jQuery
14 20 (1.37%) ASP.NET
14 20 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (1.30%) Spring
16 16 (1.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 137 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (8.42%) Greenfield Project
3 79 (5.41%) Life Science
4 48 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.46%) Data Centre
6 32 (2.19%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.05%) FMCG
8 27 (1.85%) NHS
9 26 (1.78%) User Experience
10 23 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (1.51%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.37%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.30%) PMI
14 11 (0.75%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.55%) Replication
16 7 (0.48%) Clustering
16 7 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 7 (0.48%) SCADA
17 6 (0.41%) PKI
17 6 (0.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 135 (9.24%) Windows
2 80 (5.48%) Linux
3 39 (2.67%) Windows Server
4 33 (2.26%) Windows 10
5 32 (2.19%) Unix
6 31 (2.12%) Windows 7
7 25 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 11 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.55%) CentOS
12 5 (0.34%) Android
12 5 (0.34%) Solaris
13 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.27%) zOS
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (34.43%) Programme Management
2 498 (34.09%) Business Intelligence
3 425 (29.09%) Digital Marketing
4 359 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
5 144 (9.86%) Project Management
6 138 (9.45%) ERP
7 130 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
8 122 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 114 (7.80%) Scrum
10 113 (7.73%) TDD
11 107 (7.32%) Logistics
12 106 (7.26%) SOA
13 81 (5.54%) DevOps
14 77 (5.27%) Migration
15 57 (3.90%) Business Analysis
16 55 (3.76%) Analytics
16 55 (3.76%) Software Engineering
17 54 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 51 (3.49%) Cybersecurity
19 48 (3.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 132 (9.03%) SQL
2 129 (8.83%) Java
3 79 (5.41%) C#
4 69 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.08%) PowerShell
6 40 (2.74%) Python
7 37 (2.53%) Java 8
8 35 (2.40%) C++
9 34 (2.33%) XPath
10 20 (1.37%) C
11 18 (1.23%) T-SQL
12 17 (1.16%) ABAP
12 17 (1.16%) PHP
13 16 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.10%) R
14 12 (0.82%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.82%) Groovy
15 11 (0.75%) VB
16 10 (0.68%) COBOL
17 9 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 190 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 165 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 118 (8.08%) Degree
4 22 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.44%) PMI Certification
6 19 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.03%) PMP
9 14 (0.96%) CCNA
10 13 (0.89%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.75%) MCSA
11 11 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.68%) CISSP
12 10 (0.68%) ISEB
13 9 (0.62%) MCP
13 9 (0.62%) MCSE
14 7 (0.48%) BC Cleared
14 7 (0.48%) CISM
15 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.53%) QA
2 34 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.71%) PMO
4 17 (1.16%) GDPR
5 11 (0.75%) SLA
6 9 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 9 (0.62%) DO-254
6 9 (0.62%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.55%) GMP
7 8 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.48%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.48%) RMADS
9 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.34%) HL7
10 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.27%) DO-178B
11 4 (0.27%) GAMP
11 4 (0.27%) GxP
11 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 60 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.57%) Docker
4 13 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.68%) vSphere
7 8 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.41%) XenApp
9 4 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.21%) etcd
10 3 (0.21%) Firmware
10 3 (0.21%) flannel
10 3 (0.21%) XenServer
11 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.14%) Postfix
11 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (2.60%) Ansible
2 30 (2.05%) Terraform
3 17 (1.16%) Puppet
4 16 (1.10%) SCCM
5 12 (0.82%) vCenter Server
6 9 (0.62%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.55%) Kibana
7 8 (0.55%) OpenView
7 8 (0.55%) OVSD
8 7 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.41%) logstash
9 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.34%) PowerCLI
11 4 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 638 (43.67%) SAP
2 179 (12.25%) Microsoft
3 138 (9.45%) Oracle
4 53 (3.63%) WSO2
5 41 (2.81%) VMware
6 34 (2.33%) Cisco
7 31 (2.12%) Sage
8 23 (1.57%) HP
9 20 (1.37%) EMC
10 18 (1.23%) Google
11 15 (1.03%) Citrix
11 15 (1.03%) Xerox
12 14 (0.96%) IBM
12 14 (0.96%) Informatica
12 14 (0.96%) Lotus
13 13 (0.89%) Cognos
14 11 (0.75%) JD Edwards
15 10 (0.68%) Adobe
15 10 (0.68%) Palo Alto
15 10 (0.68%) Red Hat