Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 69 90
Rank change year-on-year -12 +21 -37
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 157 147 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.55% 2.58% 2.20%
As % of the General category 9.09% 7.51% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 59 82
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +22.14% -12.67%
10th Percentile £290 £155 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £490
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 18
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +40.50% -38.89%
10th Percentile £12.40 £15.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.60 £53.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +18.55% +6.90%

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 1,727 1,958 2,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.10% 34.39% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,023 1,150 1,595
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £237 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
England median daily rate £475 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 112 91
North West median hourly rate £19.40 £23.95 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.00% -10.73% -13.34%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.33 £13.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £51.41 £47.50
England median hourly rate £26.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.92% - +11.11%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -19 63 £475 +11.76% 70
Cumbria -1 26 £400 -27.27% 2
Lancashire -10 26 £313 -21.81% 19
Merseyside +23 15 £500 +21.95% 10
Cheshire -15 15 £475 +84.47% 27
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 63 (40.13%) SAP
2 62 (39.49%) Finance
3 36 (22.93%) Programme Management
4 32 (20.38%) Telecoms
5 26 (16.56%) Electronics
6 25 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (15.92%) Marketing
6 25 (15.92%) Security Cleared
7 24 (15.29%) Digital Marketing
7 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
7 24 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (14.01%) Big Data
8 22 (14.01%) Life Science
9 16 (10.19%) Microsoft
9 16 (10.19%) Software Engineering
10 15 (9.55%) ERP
10 15 (9.55%) Python
10 15 (9.55%) Machine Learning
10 15 (9.55%) Test Automation
11 14 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (8.92%) Windows
12 13 (8.28%) SQL
12 13 (8.28%) ABAP
12 13 (8.28%) Project Management
12 13 (8.28%) Kubernetes
13 11 (7.01%) Retail
13 11 (7.01%) SAP Smart Forms
13 11 (7.01%) SAPscript
13 11 (7.01%) Degree
14 10 (6.37%) Pharmaceutical

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 4 (2.55%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.91%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.64%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (6.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (3.82%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (3.18%) Sage X3
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (2.55%) SAP PM
5 3 (1.91%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (1.91%) SAP APO
5 3 (1.91%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (1.27%) Sage 200
6 2 (1.27%) SAP EWM
6 2 (1.27%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (2.55%) Office 365
3 4 (2.55%) SaaS
4 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.64%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.55%) DNS
2 2 (1.27%) Firewall
2 2 (1.27%) LAN
2 2 (1.27%) Skype
2 2 (1.27%) SSL
2 2 (1.27%) WAN
3 1 (0.64%) BGP
3 1 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.64%) DHCP
3 1 (0.64%) DWDM
3 1 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.64%) Network Security
3 1 (0.64%) OSPF
3 1 (0.64%) RS-422
3 1 (0.64%) SAN
3 1 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.01%) Big Data
2 7 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.27%) DB2
4 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.64%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.46%) GitLab
1 7 (4.46%) JIRA
1 7 (4.46%) PyCharm
1 7 (4.46%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.27%) Selenium
4 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.27%) WiX
5 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.64%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.64%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.64%) Rational Statemate
General
1 62 (39.49%) Finance
2 32 (20.38%) Telecoms
3 26 (16.56%) Electronics
4 25 (15.92%) Marketing
5 11 (7.01%) Retail
6 10 (6.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (3.82%) Advertising
8 4 (2.55%) Automotive
9 3 (1.91%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.91%) Legal
9 3 (1.91%) Military
10 1 (0.64%) Avionics
10 1 (0.64%) Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Local Government
10 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (17.20%) Developer
2 17 (10.83%) Analyst
2 17 (10.83%) Consultant
3 16 (10.19%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.64%) ABAP Developer
4 12 (7.64%) SAP Developer
5 11 (7.01%) Software Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) Architect
7 8 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (4.46%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (3.82%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) SAP Architect
10 5 (3.18%) SAP Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.55%) Desktop Support
11 4 (2.55%) Functional Consultant
11 4 (2.55%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.01%) SAP Smart Forms
2 6 (3.82%) HTML
2 6 (3.82%) XML
3 5 (3.18%) AngularJS
3 5 (3.18%) Middleware
3 5 (3.18%) WinForms
4 4 (2.55%) .NET
4 4 (2.55%) CSS
4 4 (2.55%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.55%) WCF
5 3 (1.91%) React
5 3 (1.91%) WPF
6 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.27%) COM
6 2 (1.27%) DOM
6 2 (1.27%) HTML5
6 2 (1.27%) REST
6 2 (1.27%) SAX
6 2 (1.27%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (14.01%) Life Science
3 7 (4.46%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.82%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.55%) User Experience
6 4 (2.55%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.91%) SCADA
8 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.64%) Clustering
9 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.64%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.64%) FMCG
9 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.64%) Robotics
9 1 (0.64%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.92%) Windows
2 10 (6.37%) Linux
3 6 (3.82%) Unix
4 5 (3.18%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.55%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.91%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.93%) Programme Management
2 25 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (15.29%) Digital Marketing
4 16 (10.19%) Software Engineering
5 15 (9.55%) ERP
5 15 (9.55%) Machine Learning
5 15 (9.55%) Test Automation
6 14 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (8.28%) Project Management
8 10 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.73%) Migration
10 8 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (5.10%) DevOps
10 8 (5.10%) SDLC
11 7 (4.46%) Cloud Operations
11 7 (4.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (4.46%) Data Science
11 7 (4.46%) MVC
11 7 (4.46%) Process Improvement
12 6 (3.82%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.55%) Python
2 13 (8.28%) ABAP
2 13 (8.28%) SQL
3 11 (7.01%) SAPscript
4 10 (6.37%) C#
5 8 (5.10%) Go
6 7 (4.46%) Java
7 5 (3.18%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.55%) C
9 3 (1.91%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.91%) X++
10 2 (1.27%) C++
10 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.64%) Ada
11 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.64%) RPG
11 1 (0.64%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.64%) VB
11 1 (0.64%) VB6
11 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.01%) Degree
4 4 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.64%) APMP
5 1 (0.64%) CBAP
5 1 (0.64%) CCIE
5 1 (0.64%) CCNP
5 1 (0.64%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.64%) CIPD
5 1 (0.64%) CISA
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) CISM
5 1 (0.64%) CISSP
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.64%) IIBA
5 1 (0.64%) ISEB
5 1 (0.64%) PCI QSA
5 1 (0.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) QA
2 6 (3.82%) GCP
3 3 (1.91%) PMO
4 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.27%) GDPR
4 2 (1.27%) GLP
4 2 (1.27%) ISO 13485
4 2 (1.27%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.64%) COSHH
5 1 (0.64%) IASME
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.64%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (4.46%) Docker
2 5 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.64%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (8.28%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.73%) Ansible
3 7 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.46%) Puppet
4 3 (1.91%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.64%) SCCM
5 1 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 63 (40.13%) SAP
2 16 (10.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.73%) Oracle
4 8 (5.10%) Sage
5 7 (4.46%) Atlassian
6 6 (3.82%) VMware
7 5 (3.18%) Citrix
7 5 (3.18%) EMC
7 5 (3.18%) Google
7 5 (3.18%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.55%) Wyse
9 3 (1.91%) HP
9 3 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.27%) Cisco
10 2 (1.27%) Infor
10 2 (1.27%) Xerox
11 1 (0.64%) Ariba
11 1 (0.64%) Dell
11 1 (0.64%) Epicor
11 1 (0.64%) IBM