Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 108 87
Rank change year-on-year +33 -21 -6
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 128 112 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.60% 1.98% 2.32%
As % of the General category 8.96% 5.97% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 57 66
North West median daily rate £500 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £297 £259
90th Percentile £688 £603 £581
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 10
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £36.23 £43.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.03% -16.20% +12.40%
10th Percentile £20.80 £25.01 £25.52
90th Percentile £60.15 £63.75 £61.82
England median hourly rate £30.00 £34.90 £35.50
% change year-on-year -14.04% -1.69% +1.43%

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 1,428 1,875 2,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.02% 33.17% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 1,104 1,282
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £256
90th Percentile £600 £588 £615
England median daily rate £488 £490 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 149 113
North West median hourly rate £19.86 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.88 £12.27
90th Percentile £50.53 £42.75 £52.11
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -2.22% +7.14%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020. 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
Cheshire +11 37 £500 +16.28% 28
Cumbria -5 24 £588 +22.40% 8
Lancashire +13 22 £542 +31.39% 17
Manchester +25 20 £406 +36.55% 49
Merseyside -10 7 £525 +12.30% 16
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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 67 (52.34%) SAP
2 28 (21.88%) Finance
3 27 (21.09%) PLM
3 27 (21.09%) Security Cleared
4 24 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 20 (15.63%) Project Management
6 19 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (14.06%) Life Science
8 17 (13.28%) Public Sector
9 16 (12.50%) Teamcenter
10 15 (11.72%) ERP
11 14 (10.94%) Telecoms
11 14 (10.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 14 (10.94%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (10.16%) Logistics
12 13 (10.16%) Programme Management
12 13 (10.16%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (9.38%) Microsoft
14 11 (8.59%) Electronics
14 11 (8.59%) Marketing
14 11 (8.59%) Retail
14 11 (8.59%) Digital Marketing
15 10 (7.81%) User Experience
16 9 (7.03%) SAP S/4HANA
16 9 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (6.25%) Migration
17 8 (6.25%) Windows
17 8 (6.25%) Oracle
17 8 (6.25%) Degree

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 5 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.34%) Windchill
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (12.50%) Teamcenter
2 14 (10.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (7.03%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (5.47%) SAP IBP
5 4 (3.13%) SAP CRM
5 4 (3.13%) SAP PP
6 3 (2.34%) SAP MII
7 2 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (1.56%) SAP CO
7 2 (1.56%) SAP FI
7 2 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.78%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.78%) Primavera
8 1 (0.78%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.78%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) Office 365
2 7 (5.47%) AWS
3 5 (3.91%) Azure
4 4 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.56%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.78%) G Suite
6 1 (0.78%) GCP
6 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) Network Security
1 5 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.34%) Firewall
2 3 (2.34%) WAN
3 2 (1.56%) DNS
3 2 (1.56%) LAN
4 1 (0.78%) DHCP
4 1 (0.78%) FTP
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) IPsec
4 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) Big Data
2 4 (3.13%) SAP HANA
3 3 (2.34%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.56%) Power BI
5 1 (0.78%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.56%) eggPlant
2 2 (1.56%) GitLab
3 1 (0.78%) JMeter
3 1 (0.78%) Selenium
3 1 (0.78%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.78%) Toad
General
1 28 (21.88%) Finance
2 17 (13.28%) Public Sector
3 14 (10.94%) Telecoms
4 13 (10.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (8.59%) Electronics
5 11 (8.59%) Marketing
5 11 (8.59%) Retail
6 6 (4.69%) Aerospace
6 6 (4.69%) Automotive
7 2 (1.56%) Law
8 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 22 (17.19%) Architect
3 17 (13.28%) Consultant
4 14 (10.94%) SAP Manager
4 14 (10.94%) SAP Project Manager
5 12 (9.38%) Analyst
6 11 (8.59%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (7.81%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (6.25%) Trainer
9 7 (5.47%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.69%) IT Manager
11 5 (3.91%) Administrator
11 5 (3.91%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.91%) Tester
12 4 (3.13%) Automation Tester
12 4 (3.13%) Business Consultant
12 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.13%) SAP Business Consultant
12 4 (3.13%) Supply Chain Architect
13 3 (2.34%) SAP S/4HANA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) .NET
1 4 (3.13%) SAPUI5
2 3 (2.34%) JSP
2 3 (2.34%) Spring
3 1 (0.78%) .NET Core
3 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (0.78%) CSS
3 1 (0.78%) EDI
3 1 (0.78%) HTML
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.78%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.06%) Life Science
2 10 (7.81%) User Experience
3 7 (5.47%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.91%) SCADA
5 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.34%) FMCG
7 2 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.56%) NHS
7 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Industry 4.0
8 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.25%) Windows
2 4 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.56%) Android
3 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.56%) Linux
3 2 (1.56%) Unix
3 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.78%) AIX
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.09%) PLM
2 20 (15.63%) Project Management
3 19 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (11.72%) ERP
5 14 (10.94%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (10.16%) Logistics
6 13 (10.16%) Programme Management
7 11 (8.59%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.25%) Migration
9 8 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.47%) Project Delivery
11 6 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (4.69%) Scrum
11 6 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.91%) Business Continuity
12 5 (3.91%) Change Management
12 5 (3.91%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.47%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) Java
2 5 (3.91%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.13%) Python
4 3 (2.34%) C#
4 3 (2.34%) R
5 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.78%) Korn
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (21.09%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.34%) PhD
5 1 (0.78%) APMP
5 1 (0.78%) HNC
5 1 (0.78%) HND
5 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) GAMP
1 6 (4.69%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) GxP
2 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.56%) NCSC
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.56%) Docker
1 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.56%) Terraform
2 1 (0.78%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.78%) Ansible
2 1 (0.78%) Grafana
2 1 (0.78%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (52.34%) SAP
2 12 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.25%) Oracle
4 4 (3.13%) Ariba
4 4 (3.13%) hybris
5 2 (1.56%) Intel
5 2 (1.56%) VMware
6 1 (0.78%) BT
6 1 (0.78%) Cadence
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.78%) Sage
6 1 (0.78%) Serena