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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manufacturing
England / North West
Rank 59 85 44
Rank change year-on-year +26 -41  
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 77 73 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.98% 1.90% 3.54%
As % of the General category 9.05% 5.75% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 61
Median daily rate £463 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 8
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.47 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.52% -8.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.20 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £53.33 £53.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09%  

Manufacturing is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 851 1270 1344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.96% 33.09% 36.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 782 703
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £536 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 53 66
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.54 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +26.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Manufacturing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 26 £513 +70.83% 21
Cumbria +11 18 £550 -
Lancashire +20 16 £458 - 2
Cheshire +26 9 £363 -18.53% 5
Merseyside +1 4 £368 -2.00% 3
Manufacturing
England

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manufacturing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Manufacturing.

1 74 (50.34%) SAP
2 62 (42.18%) Finance
3 42 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 41 (27.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 34 (23.13%) Life Science
6 31 (21.09%) Marketing
6 31 (21.09%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (17.69%) Electronics
7 26 (17.69%) Telecoms
7 26 (17.69%) Digital Marketing
8 19 (12.93%) Java
9 18 (12.24%) Windows
10 17 (11.56%) Security Cleared
11 16 (10.88%) SC Cleared
12 15 (10.20%) Change Management
12 15 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (9.52%) Project Management
13 14 (9.52%) ITIL
13 14 (9.52%) C
14 13 (8.84%) ERP
14 13 (8.84%) Microsoft
14 13 (8.84%) Migration
14 13 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (8.84%) Process Improvement
15 12 (8.16%) Open Source
15 12 (8.16%) Apache Spark
15 12 (8.16%) Hadoop
16 11 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (7.48%) SAPUI5

Manufacturing
Top Related 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 12 (8.16%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.36%) IIS
3 2 (1.36%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 7 (4.76%) MS Office
2 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.68%) CATIA
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 41 (27.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (6.12%) SAP HR
2 9 (6.12%) SAP MII
3 8 (5.44%) SAP PP
3 8 (5.44%) SAP PP-PI
4 4 (2.72%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (2.04%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.68%) Maximo
6 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.68%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.68%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.68%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.68%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.68%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.12%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.36%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Force.com
4 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) Firewall
2 3 (2.04%) DNS
2 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.36%) DHCP
3 2 (1.36%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.36%) LAN
3 2 (1.36%) NAS
3 2 (1.36%) RS-232
3 2 (1.36%) SAN
3 2 (1.36%) VoIP
4 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) Hadoop
2 10 (6.80%) Big Data
2 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.04%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.36%) DB2
5 2 (1.36%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.36%) HDInsight
5 2 (1.36%) MySQL
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.36%) Spark SQL
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.68%) Impala
6 1 (0.68%) MS Access
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.68%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.04%) JIRA
2 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.36%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.36%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.68%) Toad
4 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 62 (42.18%) Finance
2 31 (21.09%) Marketing
3 26 (17.69%) Electronics
3 26 (17.69%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.40%) Back Office
6 4 (2.72%) Avionics
6 4 (2.72%) Legal
7 3 (2.04%) Advertising
7 3 (2.04%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.04%) Military
8 2 (1.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (29.93%) Analyst
2 25 (17.01%) Business Analyst
3 23 (15.65%) Consultant
4 17 (11.56%) Developer
5 16 (10.88%) SAP Analyst
6 14 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
7 10 (6.80%) HR Consultant
8 9 (6.12%) IT Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Project Manager
8 9 (6.12%) SAP Business Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) SAP HR Consultant
9 8 (5.44%) SAP PP Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) SAP PP Business Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) Senior Business Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Data Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Software Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Architect
11 6 (4.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.48%) SAPUI5
2 10 (6.80%) .NET
3 8 (5.44%) SAP XI
4 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.72%) WPF
5 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.04%) SAP Basis
5 3 (2.04%) WinForms
6 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.36%) CSS
6 2 (1.36%) HTML
6 2 (1.36%) SAP TM
6 2 (1.36%) Spark Streaming
6 2 (1.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.68%) jQuery
7 1 (0.68%) Mason
7 1 (0.68%) Node.js
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.68%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.13%) Life Science
2 6 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) Clustering
3 5 (3.40%) FMCG
4 3 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.36%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.36%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.68%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.68%) LIMS
6 1 (0.68%) PKI
6 1 (0.68%) SCORM
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.68%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.24%) Windows
2 10 (6.80%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.08%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.08%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.04%) Unix
6 2 (1.36%) Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Solaris
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 31 (21.09%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (17.69%) Digital Marketing
4 15 (10.20%) Change Management
4 15 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (9.52%) ITIL
5 14 (9.52%) Project Management
6 13 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (8.84%) ERP
6 13 (8.84%) Migration
6 13 (8.84%) Process Improvement
7 12 (8.16%) Open Source
8 11 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (7.48%) Validation
9 10 (6.80%) Business Process Modelling
9 10 (6.80%) Workflow
10 9 (6.12%) Business Process Improvement
10 9 (6.12%) Defect Management
10 9 (6.12%) Feasibility Study
10 9 (6.12%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.93%) Java
2 14 (9.52%) C
3 11 (7.48%) C#
3 11 (7.48%) Python
3 11 (7.48%) SQL
4 4 (2.72%) C++
4 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.04%) Ada
5 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.04%) Perl
5 3 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.36%) F#
6 2 (1.36%) PHP
7 1 (0.68%) ABAP
7 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (11.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.88%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.80%) Degree
4 9 (6.12%) MCSE
4 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.76%) MCP
6 6 (4.08%) MCSA
7 2 (1.36%) MCITP
8 1 (0.68%) CCNA
8 1 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.68%) HND
8 1 (0.68%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) PMO
2 3 (2.04%) QA
3 2 (1.36%) GMP
4 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.68%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.68%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.36%) Docker
3 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.68%) Veritas File System
4 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (1.36%) WSUS
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 74 (50.34%) SAP
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.48%) VMware
4 9 (6.12%) Citrix
4 9 (6.12%) Google
5 6 (4.08%) Cisco
5 6 (4.08%) HP
5 6 (4.08%) Oracle
5 6 (4.08%) Polycom
6 3 (2.04%) hybris
6 3 (2.04%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.36%) Capita
7 2 (1.36%) Kaseya
7 2 (1.36%) Kaspersky
7 2 (1.36%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.36%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.36%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.36%) Symantec
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