Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 121 165
Rank change year-on-year -31 +44 +21
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,143 528 1,382
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.76% 2.06% 1.74%
As % of the General category 3.29% 3.85% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 364 884
10th Percentile £350 £307 £227
25th Percentile £431 £413 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
75th Percentile £638 £589 £575
90th Percentile £738 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 10 61
10th Percentile £14.25 £15.56 £13.50
25th Percentile £18.25 £17.22 £15.25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £26.25 £23.50
Median % change year-on-year +37.14% +11.70% -30.92%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.13 £40.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £46.95 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £22.50 £22.93
% change year-on-year +75.56% -1.88% -31.18%

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 34,723 13,713 40,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.49% 53.59% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,641 9,364 26,845
10th Percentile £308 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £385 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £499 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.01% -
75th Percentile £631 £600 £575
90th Percentile £720 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,236 458 1,332
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.93 £10.98
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.91 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.12
Median % change year-on-year -15.56% +17.71% +6.19%
75th Percentile £42.76 £43.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.98 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.61% +17.11% +8.57%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -42 444 £550 +4.76% 127
South East -43 141 £525 +7.42% 184
South West -13 138 £495 -5.71% 179
North of England -19 132 £513 +2.50% 296
North West +1 107 £500 -4.76% 151
Midlands -29 78 £400 -8.57% 272
East of England -32 52 £450 -9.55% 125
East Midlands -9 44 £356 +23.38% 130
West Midlands -44 33 £463 +2.78% 141
Yorkshire -35 18 £525 +17.98% 109
North East -10 7 £600 +4.35% 36
Manufacturing
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 634 (55.47%) SAP
2 603 (52.76%) Finance
3 489 (42.78%) Business Intelligence
4 481 (42.08%) Programme Management
5 479 (41.91%) Public Sector
6 476 (41.64%) Marketing
7 471 (41.21%) Electronics
8 468 (40.94%) Telecoms
9 463 (40.51%) Digital Marketing
10 290 (25.37%) Social Skills
11 243 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
12 173 (15.14%) Azure
13 133 (11.64%) Microsoft
14 123 (10.76%) Security Cleared
15 118 (10.32%) ERP
15 118 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
16 111 (9.71%) Migration
17 104 (9.10%) Project Management
18 101 (8.84%) SQL
19 98 (8.57%) SC Cleared
20 95 (8.31%) AWS
21 94 (8.22%) Java
22 86 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
23 84 (7.35%) DevOps
24 78 (6.82%) Logistics
25 77 (6.74%) Retail
26 75 (6.56%) TDD
26 75 (6.56%) Software Engineering
27 73 (6.39%) Windows
27 73 (6.39%) NHS

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 24 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 7 (0.61%) Confluence
5 5 (0.44%) CMS
6 4 (0.35%) SAS
7 3 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.26%) Apache
7 3 (0.26%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.26%) nginx
7 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.087%) Appian
9 1 (0.087%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.087%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.087%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.087%) MTS
Applications
1 34 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.87%) Windchill
5 8 (0.70%) PTC Creo
6 7 (0.61%) Siemens NX
7 3 (0.26%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.26%) InVision
7 3 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.26%) Sketch
7 3 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.26%) Zeplin
8 2 (0.17%) CATIA
8 2 (0.17%) Figma
8 2 (0.17%) Solid Edge
8 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.087%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.087%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 54 (4.72%) SAP S/4HANA
2 28 (2.45%) Teamcenter
3 17 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (1.14%) Oracle SCM
5 11 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.87%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.87%) SAP PP
7 9 (0.79%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.79%) SAP MM
8 8 (0.70%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.61%) iTrent
9 7 (0.61%) Magento
9 7 (0.61%) SAP Retail
10 6 (0.52%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 6 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.52%) SAP AFS
11 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (0.44%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 173 (15.14%) Azure
2 95 (8.31%) AWS
3 50 (4.37%) Microsoft 365
4 48 (4.20%) Dynamics 365
5 46 (4.02%) Power Platform
6 39 (3.41%) GCP
6 39 (3.41%) IaaS
7 36 (3.15%) PaaS
8 28 (2.45%) SaaS
9 25 (2.19%) GitHub
10 20 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (1.31%) Amazon EKS
13 14 (1.22%) Serverless
14 11 (0.96%) Azure App Service
14 11 (0.96%) Azure Functions
14 11 (0.96%) Azure Logic Apps
15 9 (0.79%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.52%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.66%) Firewall
2 17 (1.49%) Network Security
3 13 (1.14%) HTTP
3 13 (1.14%) VPN
4 12 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (0.87%) DNS
6 9 (0.79%) LAN
7 8 (0.70%) WAN
8 7 (0.61%) Wireless
9 6 (0.52%) PBX
9 6 (0.52%) SAN
10 5 (0.44%) Internet
11 4 (0.35%) DHCP
11 4 (0.35%) VoIP
12 2 (0.17%) BGP
12 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.17%) Intranet
12 2 (0.17%) ISDN
12 2 (0.17%) OSPF
12 2 (0.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.94%) Metadata
1 45 (3.94%) Power BI
2 40 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 34 (2.97%) Metadata Repository
4 21 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 15 (1.31%) Pentaho
7 15 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.14%) Electronic Patient Records
8 13 (1.14%) Tableau
9 12 (1.05%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.96%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.87%) Big Data
11 10 (0.87%) QlikView
11 10 (0.87%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.79%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.79%) Qlik Sense
13 8 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 46 (4.02%) Jenkins
2 45 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.01%) JIRA
4 13 (1.14%) Gradle
5 11 (0.96%) JUnit
5 11 (0.96%) Postman
6 7 (0.61%) Android Studio
6 7 (0.61%) Calabash
7 6 (0.52%) Subversion
7 6 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.52%) Xcode
8 4 (0.35%) MorphX
8 4 (0.35%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.26%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.26%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.26%) JMeter
9 3 (0.26%) Mocha
9 3 (0.26%) Mockito
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 603 (52.76%) Finance
2 479 (41.91%) Public Sector
3 476 (41.64%) Marketing
4 471 (41.21%) Electronics
5 468 (40.94%) Telecoms
6 290 (25.37%) Social Skills
7 86 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
8 77 (6.74%) Retail
9 41 (3.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 36 (3.15%) Aerospace
11 32 (2.80%) Presentation Skills
12 23 (2.01%) Automotive
13 16 (1.40%) Legal
14 15 (1.31%) Documentation Skills
15 11 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
16 9 (0.79%) Law
17 8 (0.70%) Publishing
18 7 (0.61%) Billing
19 5 (0.44%) General Ledger
20 4 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 168 (14.70%) Architect
1 168 (14.70%) Developer
2 157 (13.74%) Consultant
3 122 (10.67%) Analyst
3 122 (10.67%) Project Manager
4 62 (5.42%) Business Analyst
4 62 (5.42%) Data Architect
5 58 (5.07%) Java Developer
6 52 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 41 (3.59%) SAP Consultant
8 36 (3.15%) Functional Consultant
9 35 (3.06%) Programme Manager
10 33 (2.89%) Support Engineer
11 29 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
11 29 (2.54%) IT Manager
12 28 (2.45%) SAP Manager
13 26 (2.27%) Data Analyst
13 26 (2.27%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
14 24 (2.10%) Data Modeller
14 24 (2.10%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.29%) HTML
2 38 (3.32%) Spring
3 36 (3.15%) Node.js
4 34 (2.97%) React
5 33 (2.89%) CSS
6 27 (2.36%) .NET
7 25 (2.19%) XML
8 23 (2.01%) JSON
8 23 (2.01%) Web Services
9 20 (1.75%) AngularJS
10 19 (1.66%) Kafka
11 16 (1.40%) RESTful
12 15 (1.31%) ASP.NET
13 14 (1.22%) REST
13 14 (1.22%) Spring Boot
14 10 (0.87%) GraphQL
15 9 (0.79%) Android SDK
15 9 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
16 8 (0.70%) .NET Core
16 8 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.39%) NHS
2 60 (5.25%) Management Information System
3 29 (2.54%) User Experience
4 24 (2.10%) FMCG
5 21 (1.84%) Public Cloud
6 17 (1.49%) Legacy Systems
6 17 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.22%) Life Science
8 12 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 10 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (0.79%) PMI
10 9 (0.79%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.70%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.70%) Social Media
12 7 (0.61%) CESG
12 7 (0.61%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.52%) Animation
13 6 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.44%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 73 (6.39%) Windows
2 41 (3.59%) Linux
3 25 (2.19%) Windows 10
4 22 (1.92%) Android
5 20 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.22%) Unix
7 10 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.087%) CentOS
13 1 (0.087%) Solaris
13 1 (0.087%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (42.78%) Business Intelligence
2 481 (42.08%) Programme Management
3 463 (40.51%) Digital Marketing
4 243 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (10.32%) ERP
5 118 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 111 (9.71%) Migration
7 104 (9.10%) Project Management
8 84 (7.35%) DevOps
9 78 (6.82%) Logistics
10 75 (6.56%) Software Engineering
10 75 (6.56%) TDD
11 69 (6.04%) Analytics
12 68 (5.95%) Data Architecture
13 64 (5.60%) Data Migration
14 63 (5.51%) Data Modelling
15 61 (5.34%) Scrum
16 58 (5.07%) Test Automation
17 54 (4.72%) Project Delivery
17 54 (4.72%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 101 (8.84%) SQL
2 94 (8.22%) Java
3 67 (5.86%) JavaScript
4 56 (4.90%) Python
5 28 (2.45%) Kotlin
6 27 (2.36%) C#
7 19 (1.66%) Java 8
7 19 (1.66%) TypeScript
8 17 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.49%) R
9 15 (1.31%) Perl
10 14 (1.22%) C
10 14 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.14%) C++
12 9 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.79%) PowerShell
12 9 (0.79%) Ruby
13 8 (0.70%) ABAP
13 8 (0.70%) Apple Swift
14 6 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 98 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.77%) Degree
4 26 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.57%) CISSP
5 18 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 16 (1.40%) PMP
7 13 (1.14%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.87%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.61%) CISM
11 6 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.44%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.44%) CISA
12 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (0.35%) HNC
13 4 (0.35%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.37%) Data Quality
2 34 (2.97%) QA
3 17 (1.49%) PMO
4 16 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.31%) GMP
6 14 (1.22%) Accessibility
7 11 (0.96%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.87%) NIST
9 9 (0.79%) GRC
10 6 (0.52%) COBIT
10 6 (0.52%) GDPR
10 6 (0.52%) RMADS
11 5 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.35%) GxP
12 4 (0.35%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.35%) SLA
13 3 (0.26%) HL7
13 3 (0.26%) NCSC
13 3 (0.26%) P3O
14 2 (0.17%) ITGC
System Software
1 41 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.19%) Docker
3 3 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.087%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.087%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (2.71%) Terraform
2 27 (2.36%) Kubernetes
3 19 (1.66%) Ansible
4 16 (1.40%) Rancher
5 12 (1.05%) SCCM
6 11 (0.96%) Prometheus
7 10 (0.87%) Grafana
7 10 (0.87%) Istio
7 10 (0.87%) Kibana
8 9 (0.79%) Consul
8 9 (0.79%) Fluentd
8 9 (0.79%) logstash
8 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 7 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.26%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.17%) MOM
12 2 (0.17%) Puppet
13 1 (0.087%) SCOM
Vendors
1 634 (55.47%) SAP
2 133 (11.64%) Microsoft
3 67 (5.86%) Oracle
4 38 (3.32%) Sparx
5 30 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (2.54%) Remedy
7 28 (2.45%) Google
8 21 (1.84%) Siemens
9 19 (1.66%) IFS
10 17 (1.49%) Cisco
11 15 (1.31%) CA Agile Central
12 14 (1.22%) CA
12 14 (1.22%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.14%) Splunk
14 12 (1.05%) Informatica
15 9 (0.79%) Adobe
15 9 (0.79%) AppDynamics
15 9 (0.79%) Ariba
15 9 (0.79%) Concur
15 9 (0.79%) VMware