Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 128 86
Rank change year-on-year +41 -42 -6
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 97 87 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.36% 1.54% 2.50%
As % of the General category 8.29% 4.45% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 79
Median daily rate £447 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.24% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £180 £263 £263
90th Percentile £677 £588 £625
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.27% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 9
Median hourly rate £48.75 £35.56 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.08% -17.30% +59.26%
10th Percentile £30.64 £25.09 £12.98
90th Percentile £61.35 £42.35 £62.62
England median hourly rate £32.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.25% -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 1,170 1,957 2,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.41% 34.67% 35.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 1,181 1,286
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £257
90th Percentile £609 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 125 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +24.79% -8.73%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.56 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £42.90 £57.28
Median hourly rate £23.69 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.29% +2.27% +2.33%

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Manufacturing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Manufacturing in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Manufacturing in the North West over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Manufacturing in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Manufacturing in the North West

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Manufacturing in the North West over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 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
Lancashire +47 34 £600 +57.38% 10
Manchester +24 21 £288 -23.33% 44
Cheshire +19 14 £450 -14.29% 22
Cumbria -13 14 £400 +6.67% 7
Merseyside +8 7 £525 +37.25% 6
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 47 (48.45%) SAP
2 25 (25.77%) Finance
3 19 (19.59%) Life Science
4 17 (17.53%) Public Sector
5 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
6 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
6 15 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (15.46%) Migration
6 15 (15.46%) PLM
6 15 (15.46%) Programme Management
7 14 (14.43%) Telecoms
7 14 (14.43%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (14.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 12 (12.37%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (12.37%) Project Management
9 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
9 10 (10.31%) ERP
10 9 (9.28%) Electronics
10 9 (9.28%) Degree
10 9 (9.28%) Marketing
10 9 (9.28%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (8.25%) Office 365
11 8 (8.25%) Teamcenter
11 8 (8.25%) Oracle
12 7 (7.22%) Aerospace
12 7 (7.22%) hybris
12 7 (7.22%) QA
12 7 (7.22%) Project Delivery
12 7 (7.22%) SAP S/4HANA
12 7 (7.22%) User Experience

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 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.06%) OnBase
3 1 (1.03%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.03%) JBoss
3 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.09%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (14.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (8.25%) Teamcenter
3 7 (7.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (3.09%) SAP CRM
4 3 (3.09%) SAP IBP
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (2.06%) SAP MII
6 1 (1.03%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.03%) SAP EWM
6 1 (1.03%) SAP FI
6 1 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.25%) Office 365
2 6 (6.19%) Azure
3 4 (4.12%) AWS
4 3 (3.09%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.06%) IaaS
5 2 (2.06%) PaaS
5 2 (2.06%) SaaS
6 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.03%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.03%) G Suite
6 1 (1.03%) GCP
6 1 (1.03%) GitHub
6 1 (1.03%) Serverless
6 1 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) Network Security
1 5 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.09%) DNS
2 3 (3.09%) Firewall
3 2 (2.06%) FTP
3 2 (2.06%) HTTP
3 2 (2.06%) Intranet
4 1 (1.03%) DHCP
4 1 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (1.03%) IPsec
4 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) Big Data
2 4 (4.12%) SAP HANA
3 3 (3.09%) Power BI
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.03%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) GitLab
1 2 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.03%) Selenium
2 1 (1.03%) SonarQube
General
1 25 (25.77%) Finance
2 17 (17.53%) Public Sector
3 14 (14.43%) Telecoms
4 9 (9.28%) Electronics
4 9 (9.28%) Marketing
5 7 (7.22%) Aerospace
6 6 (6.19%) Automotive
7 5 (5.15%) Retail
8 3 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (2.06%) Military
10 1 (1.03%) French Language
10 1 (1.03%) Italian Language
10 1 (1.03%) Local Government
10 1 (1.03%) Publishing
10 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (20.62%) Architect
2 15 (15.46%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.31%) Analyst
4 9 (9.28%) SAP Manager
4 9 (9.28%) SAP Project Manager
5 8 (8.25%) Consultant
5 8 (8.25%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.19%) Administrator
6 6 (6.19%) SAP Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Trainer
9 3 (3.09%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Business Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.09%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.09%) SAP Architect
9 3 (3.09%) SAP Business Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) SAP Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) HTML
1 3 (3.09%) JSP
1 3 (3.09%) REST
1 3 (3.09%) Spring
1 3 (3.09%) Web Services
2 2 (2.06%) CSS
2 2 (2.06%) EDI
2 2 (2.06%) Middleware
2 2 (2.06%) React
2 2 (2.06%) Velocity
2 2 (2.06%) XML
3 1 (1.03%) AWS Amplify
3 1 (1.03%) JSON
3 1 (1.03%) LDAP
3 1 (1.03%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (1.03%) SOAP
3 1 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.59%) Life Science
2 7 (7.22%) User Experience
3 5 (5.15%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.15%) SCADA
4 3 (3.09%) FMCG
4 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.06%) NHS
5 2 (2.06%) Social Media
6 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.03%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Industry 4.0
6 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.19%) Windows
2 2 (2.06%) Android
2 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.03%) Unix
3 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (15.46%) Migration
1 15 (15.46%) PLM
1 15 (15.46%) Programme Management
2 14 (14.43%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (12.37%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (12.37%) Project Management
4 10 (10.31%) ERP
5 9 (9.28%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (7.22%) Project Delivery
7 6 (6.19%) CRM
7 6 (6.19%) Data Migration
7 6 (6.19%) Logistics
7 6 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.15%) Change Management
8 5 (5.15%) Cloud Operations
8 5 (5.15%) Risk Management
8 5 (5.15%) Workflow
9 4 (4.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.15%) Java
3 3 (3.09%) SQL
4 2 (2.06%) Python
5 1 (1.03%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.03%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.03%) Go
Qualifications
1 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.28%) Degree
4 3 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.03%) CISM
5 1 (1.03%) CITP
5 1 (1.03%) ISACA
5 1 (1.03%) ISEB
5 1 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.03%) MBCS
5 1 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) GDPR
2 2 (2.06%) GxP
3 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) GPG13
3 1 (1.03%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.03%) NCSC
3 1 (1.03%) PMO
3 1 (1.03%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Terraform
2 2 (2.06%) Ansible
2 2 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.03%) Grafana
3 1 (1.03%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (48.45%) SAP
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.25%) Oracle
4 7 (7.22%) hybris
5 2 (2.06%) Kofax
6 1 (1.03%) BT
6 1 (1.03%) Cadence
6 1 (1.03%) Citrix
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.03%) Twitter