Period
to 15 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 88 76
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 -18
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 139 124 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.35% 2.22% 2.68%
As % of the General category 9.07% 6.50% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 68 112
North West median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £123 £213
90th Percentile £623 £575 £488
England median daily rate £475 £475 £413
% change year-on-year - +15.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 20
North West median hourly rate £34.90 £47.39 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.36% +18.48% +53.85%
10th Percentile £21.00 £30.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £68.35 £55.70 £70.86
England median hourly rate £34.95 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -0.14% -3.45% +11.54%

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 1,533 1,909 2,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.89% 34.17% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 1,184 1,412
North West median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 91 83
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -12.00% -18.09%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.00 £53.05
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.47 £23.59
% change year-on-year -11.22% +12.21% +3.33%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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
Lancashire 0 32 £375 +57.89% 32
Manchester -46 31 £425 +4.94% 88
Cheshire 0 29 £425 +28.79% 28
Merseyside +18 18 £473 +26.00% 10
Cumbria +1 17 £480 - 2
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 45 (32.37%) Finance
2 44 (31.65%) SAP
3 30 (21.58%) Programme Management
4 27 (19.42%) Telecoms
4 27 (19.42%) Marketing
5 25 (17.99%) Security Cleared
6 23 (16.55%) SC Cleared
7 19 (13.67%) Windows
7 19 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (13.67%) Electronics
8 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
8 18 (12.95%) Digital Marketing
9 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (11.51%) Degree
10 16 (11.51%) Life Science
11 13 (9.35%) Retail
11 13 (9.35%) Java
11 13 (9.35%) Data Centre
12 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (7.91%) Office 365
14 10 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
14 10 (7.19%) Test Automation
14 10 (7.19%) Validation
14 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (7.19%) Logistics
14 10 (7.19%) Project Management
14 10 (7.19%) C#
14 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
14 10 (7.19%) ERP

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 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (5.04%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.88%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.44%) Confluence
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.72%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.44%) AutoCAD
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Simulink
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.88%) SAP PP
3 3 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.16%) Sage X3
3 3 (2.16%) SAP MM
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.44%) SAP APO
4 2 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.72%) DELMIA
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.72%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.91%) Office 365
2 9 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.47%) DNS
2 2 (1.44%) LAN
2 2 (1.44%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.44%) WAN
3 1 (0.72%) DHCP
3 1 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.72%) Network Security
3 1 (0.72%) RS-422
3 1 (0.72%) SAN
3 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) Big Data
2 9 (6.47%) DB2
3 7 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.16%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) QlikView
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.76%) JMeter
1 8 (5.76%) Selenium
1 8 (5.76%) WebDriver
2 2 (1.44%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.44%) JIRA
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.72%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 45 (32.37%) Finance
2 27 (19.42%) Marketing
2 27 (19.42%) Telecoms
3 19 (13.67%) Electronics
4 13 (9.35%) Retail
5 6 (4.32%) Automotive
5 6 (4.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.88%) Advertising
7 3 (2.16%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.44%) Military
9 1 (0.72%) German Language
9 1 (0.72%) Law
9 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (14.39%) Analyst
2 18 (12.95%) Developer
3 12 (8.63%) Architect
3 12 (8.63%) Consultant
4 10 (7.19%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.76%) Tester
6 7 (5.04%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (5.04%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (4.32%) Automation Tester
7 6 (4.32%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.32%) COBOL Developer
8 5 (3.60%) Administrator
8 5 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (2.88%) Cutover Manager
9 4 (2.88%) Desktop Support
9 4 (2.88%) ICT Analyst
9 4 (2.88%) SAP Analyst
9 4 (2.88%) Storage Analyst
10 3 (2.16%) Azure Architect
10 3 (2.16%) ERP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) RESTful
1 8 (5.76%) Taurus
2 7 (5.04%) WinForms
2 7 (5.04%) XML
3 5 (3.60%) .NET
3 5 (3.60%) Middleware
4 4 (2.88%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.88%) WCF
5 3 (2.16%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.16%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (1.44%) CSS
6 2 (1.44%) HTML
6 2 (1.44%) SAPUI5
6 2 (1.44%) Spring
6 2 (1.44%) WPF
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.72%) HTML5
7 1 (0.72%) Node.js
7 1 (0.72%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.51%) Life Science
3 13 (9.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.44%) CESG
5 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.44%) FMCG
5 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.44%) Robotics
6 1 (0.72%) BYOD
6 1 (0.72%) CCTV
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.67%) Windows
2 6 (4.32%) Unix
2 6 (4.32%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.60%) Linux
3 5 (3.60%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) CentOS
6 1 (0.72%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.58%) Programme Management
2 19 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (12.95%) Digital Marketing
4 17 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (7.19%) ERP
6 10 (7.19%) Logistics
6 10 (7.19%) Project Management
6 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (7.19%) Test Automation
6 10 (7.19%) Validation
7 8 (5.76%) Cloud Operations
7 8 (5.76%) Integration Testing
7 8 (5.76%) OO
7 8 (5.76%) OOP
7 8 (5.76%) Performance Testing
7 8 (5.76%) Scrum
8 7 (5.04%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (5.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.35%) Java
2 10 (7.19%) C#
3 8 (5.76%) COBOL
3 8 (5.76%) SQL
4 4 (2.88%) ABAP
4 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.16%) C++
5 3 (2.16%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.16%) X++
6 2 (1.44%) C
6 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.44%) VB
6 2 (1.44%) VB6
7 1 (0.72%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.72%) Go
7 1 (0.72%) Lua
7 1 (0.72%) Python
7 1 (0.72%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (17.99%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.55%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.51%) Degree
4 7 (5.04%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.72%) APMP
5 1 (0.72%) CBAP
5 1 (0.72%) CCIE
5 1 (0.72%) CCNA
5 1 (0.72%) CCNP
5 1 (0.72%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.72%) CISA
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.72%) CISM
5 1 (0.72%) CISSP
5 1 (0.72%) IIBA
5 1 (0.72%) ISEB
5 1 (0.72%) PCI QSA
5 1 (0.72%) PMP
5 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) GLP
1 2 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (1.44%) ISO 13485
1 2 (1.44%) ISO 9000
1 2 (1.44%) JSP 440
1 2 (1.44%) PMO
1 2 (1.44%) QA
1 2 (1.44%) RMADS
2 1 (0.72%) COSHH
2 1 (0.72%) GDPR
2 1 (0.72%) GxP
2 1 (0.72%) IASME
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.72%) Docker
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) SCCM
2 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (31.65%) SAP
2 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.04%) VMware
4 6 (4.32%) Oracle
5 5 (3.60%) Citrix
5 5 (3.60%) EMC
6 4 (2.88%) Sage
6 4 (2.88%) Wyse
7 3 (2.16%) HP
8 2 (1.44%) Ariba
8 2 (1.44%) Cisco
8 2 (1.44%) IBM
8 2 (1.44%) Xerox
9 1 (0.72%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.72%) Acronis
9 1 (0.72%) Altiris
9 1 (0.72%) AVEVA
9 1 (0.72%) Dell
9 1 (0.72%) Lotus
9 1 (0.72%) Red Hat