Period
to 22 April 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manufacturing over the 6 months to 22 April 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 71 108
Rank change year-on-year -13 +37 -42
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 147 147 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.55% 2.71% 1.78%
As % of the General category 8.68% 8.33% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 58 64
North West median daily rate £475 £475 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.81% +5.36%
10th Percentile £317 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £513
England median daily rate £461 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 22
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £29.50 £40.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.76% -26.48% -18.94%
10th Percentile £13.35 £15.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £61.82 £53.00 £52.01
England median hourly rate £34.99 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% -6.67% +29.31%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,694 1,764 2,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.36% 32.47% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,028 1,048 1,632
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £571 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 101 103
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £26.83 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.59% -19.91% +21.82%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £13.25
90th Percentile £58.50 £52.50 £47.79
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +4.86% -5.66% +17.78%

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Manufacturing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing in the North West over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing in the North West over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 April 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
Manchester -5 76 £538 +7.50% 51
Cumbria -2 23 £400 -27.27% 1
Merseyside +18 14 £465 +16.25% 7
Cheshire -15 14 £425 +20.57% 21
Lancashire -16 14 £313 -31.63% 15
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Manufacturing.

1 75 (51.02%) Finance
2 64 (43.54%) SAP
3 47 (31.97%) Programme Management
4 41 (27.89%) Telecoms
5 37 (25.17%) Electronics
6 36 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (23.81%) Marketing
7 35 (23.81%) Digital Marketing
8 31 (21.09%) Big Data
9 24 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (16.33%) Python
10 23 (15.65%) Test Automation
11 21 (14.29%) Machine Learning
12 18 (12.24%) SC Cleared
12 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
12 18 (12.24%) ERP
13 17 (11.56%) Software Engineering
13 17 (11.56%) Kubernetes
14 16 (10.88%) SDLC
14 16 (10.88%) Linux
14 16 (10.88%) Java
15 15 (10.20%) SQL
15 15 (10.20%) Life Science
15 15 (10.20%) Ansible
16 14 (9.52%) DevOps
16 14 (9.52%) Migration
16 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
17 13 (8.84%) Continuous Delivery
18 12 (8.16%) Docker
18 12 (8.16%) TeamCity

Manufacturing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (7.48%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.68%) Apache
2 1 (0.68%) CMS
2 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) nginx
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (3.40%) BPCS
2 5 (3.40%) SAP SD
3 4 (2.72%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.72%) NetSuite
3 4 (2.72%) SAP EWM
3 4 (2.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (2.72%) SAP PM
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (2.04%) Sage 200
4 3 (2.04%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (1.36%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.36%) Sage X3
5 2 (1.36%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.04%) SaaS
5 2 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.36%) FinancialForce
6 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) Firewall
1 2 (1.36%) HTTP
1 2 (1.36%) Skype
1 2 (1.36%) SSL
2 1 (0.68%) BGP
2 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.68%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (0.68%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.68%) DNS
2 1 (0.68%) DWDM
2 1 (0.68%) LAN
2 1 (0.68%) Network Security
2 1 (0.68%) OSPF
2 1 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.68%) VPN
2 1 (0.68%) WAN
2 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.09%) Big Data
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.40%) DB2
3 5 (3.40%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.04%) OLAP
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.36%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.68%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.68%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.68%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.16%) JIRA
1 12 (8.16%) TeamCity
2 9 (6.12%) GitLab
2 9 (6.12%) PyCharm
3 5 (3.40%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.04%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (2.04%) Selenium
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.36%) WiX
7 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.68%) JUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Rational Statemate
7 1 (0.68%) TestNG
7 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 75 (51.02%) Finance
2 41 (27.89%) Telecoms
3 37 (25.17%) Electronics
4 35 (23.81%) Marketing
5 8 (5.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (4.76%) Retail
7 5 (3.40%) Advertising
8 3 (2.04%) Automotive
8 3 (2.04%) Banking
8 3 (2.04%) Legal
8 3 (2.04%) Local Government
9 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.68%) Avionics
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (21.77%) Developer
2 22 (14.97%) Consultant
3 14 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (8.16%) Software Engineer
5 10 (6.80%) ABAP Developer
5 10 (6.80%) Analyst
5 10 (6.80%) SAP Developer
6 9 (6.12%) Architect
7 8 (5.44%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Functional Consultant
8 7 (4.76%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.40%) SAP Architect
10 5 (3.40%) SAP Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.40%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Software Developer
11 4 (2.72%) Dynamics NAV Developer
11 4 (2.72%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) SAP Smart Forms
2 6 (4.08%) .NET
2 6 (4.08%) HTML
3 5 (3.40%) AngularJS
3 5 (3.40%) EDI
4 4 (2.72%) CSS
4 4 (2.72%) XML
5 3 (2.04%) Grails
5 3 (2.04%) HTML5
5 3 (2.04%) PySpark
5 3 (2.04%) React
5 3 (2.04%) REST
6 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.36%) COM
6 2 (1.36%) DOM
6 2 (1.36%) jQuery
6 2 (1.36%) SAX
6 2 (1.36%) WCF
6 2 (1.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.20%) Life Science
3 9 (6.12%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.04%) SCADA
5 3 (2.04%) User Experience
5 3 (2.04%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.36%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) Robotics
7 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.88%) Linux
2 12 (8.16%) Windows
3 7 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.08%) Unix
4 6 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.97%) Programme Management
2 36 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (23.81%) Digital Marketing
4 23 (15.65%) Test Automation
5 21 (14.29%) Machine Learning
6 18 (12.24%) ERP
7 17 (11.56%) Software Engineering
8 16 (10.88%) SDLC
9 14 (9.52%) DevOps
9 14 (9.52%) Migration
10 13 (8.84%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (6.80%) Data Science
11 10 (6.80%) Project Management
11 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (6.12%) CRM
12 9 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
13 8 (5.44%) Open Source
13 8 (5.44%) SAP Implementation
14 7 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.33%) Python
2 16 (10.88%) Java
3 15 (10.20%) SQL
4 11 (7.48%) ABAP
5 10 (6.80%) SAPscript
6 8 (5.44%) C#
6 8 (5.44%) Go
7 6 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.40%) C
8 5 (3.40%) C++
8 5 (3.40%) RPG
8 5 (3.40%) RPG IV
9 3 (2.04%) Groovy
9 3 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) Ada
11 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (12.24%) SC Cleared
1 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (3.40%) Degree
4 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.68%) AAT
5 1 (0.68%) CCIE
5 1 (0.68%) CCNP
5 1 (0.68%) CCSP
5 1 (0.68%) CIPD
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) QA
2 7 (4.76%) GCP
3 4 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.72%) PMO
4 2 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.68%) GDPR
5 1 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 12 (8.16%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (0.68%) MetaFrame
2 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (11.56%) Kubernetes
2 15 (10.20%) Ansible
3 11 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (7.48%) Puppet
4 3 (2.04%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (43.54%) SAP
2 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.80%) Google
4 9 (6.12%) Atlassian
4 9 (6.12%) Sage
5 7 (4.76%) Infor
5 7 (4.76%) Oracle
6 6 (4.08%) JD Edwards
7 3 (2.04%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.36%) Cisco
8 2 (1.36%) Epicor
8 2 (1.36%) IFS
8 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.36%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.36%) Xero
9 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.68%) Cognos
9 1 (0.68%) HP
9 1 (0.68%) IBM
9 1 (0.68%) Lotus