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 June 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.

Manufacturing
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 73 59
Rank change year-on-year -1 -14  
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 67 91 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.28% 2.40% 2.69%
As % of the General category 7.02% 7.29% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 58
Median daily rate £363 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £208 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £481 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 4
Median hourly rate £44.00 £25.12 £31.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.15% -19.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £11.80 £16.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £41.25 £55.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +12.06%  

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 955 1248 1284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.43% 32.88% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 800 721
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 38
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +28.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.73 £47.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 June 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 +5 32 £274 -23.01% 31
Lancashire -3 9 £400 +42.22% 7
Cheshire +22 8 £225 -5.26% 9
Cumbria +2 8 - -
Merseyside -5 4 £625 +56.25% 4
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 64 (44.44%) Finance
2 53 (36.81%) SAP
3 42 (29.17%) Programme Management
3 42 (29.17%) Life Science
4 33 (22.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 26 (18.06%) Windows
6 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
7 21 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (13.19%) Project Management
9 18 (12.50%) Marketing
9 18 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 17 (11.81%) Digital Marketing
10 17 (11.81%) Electronics
10 17 (11.81%) Telecoms
11 16 (11.11%) Change Management
11 16 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 15 (10.42%) Active Directory
12 15 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
14 13 (9.03%) ERP
14 13 (9.03%) Windows 7
15 12 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (8.33%) .NET
15 12 (8.33%) Java
15 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
15 12 (8.33%) ITIL
15 12 (8.33%) VMware
16 11 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (7.64%) C#

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 10 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.86%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.39%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.39%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.69%) CMS
6 1 (0.69%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.69%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 33 (22.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (6.25%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.39%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.39%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.69%) Primavera
4 1 (0.69%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.69%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.69%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.69%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.69%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.78%) SaaS
5 2 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.39%) PaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.69%) GitHub
6 1 (0.69%) IaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) Firewall
2 3 (2.08%) DNS
2 3 (2.08%) LAN
2 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.39%) DHCP
3 2 (1.39%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.39%) NAS
3 2 (1.39%) RS-232
3 2 (1.39%) SAN
3 2 (1.39%) VLAN
3 2 (1.39%) VoIP
3 2 (1.39%) WAN
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.69%) Network Security
4 1 (0.69%) OSPF
4 1 (0.69%) RFID
4 1 (0.69%) VPN
4 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.86%) Big Data
2 7 (4.86%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.08%) TKPROF
5 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.39%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.69%) DB2
6 1 (0.69%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.69%) MS Access
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.78%) JIRA
2 4 (2.78%) Rational Statemate
3 3 (2.08%) Toad
4 2 (1.39%) Selenium
4 2 (1.39%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.39%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.69%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.69%) VectorCAST
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (44.44%) Finance
2 18 (12.50%) Marketing
3 17 (11.81%) Electronics
3 17 (11.81%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.17%) Back Office
4 6 (4.17%) Military
5 4 (2.78%) Avionics
6 3 (2.08%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.08%) Automotive
6 3 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.08%) Retail
7 2 (1.39%) Advertising
7 2 (1.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Banking
8 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 29 (20.14%) Analyst
2 15 (10.42%) Consultant
2 15 (10.42%) Developer
3 13 (9.03%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 11 (7.64%) SAP Consultant
6 10 (6.94%) Architect
6 10 (6.94%) HR Consultant
7 9 (6.25%) SAP HR Consultant
8 7 (4.86%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Administrator
10 5 (3.47%) Change Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Sitecore Developer
11 4 (2.78%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (2.78%) Data Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Lead DevOps
11 4 (2.78%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.33%) .NET
2 11 (7.64%) SAPUI5
3 4 (2.78%) EDI
4 3 (2.08%) HTML
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.39%) CSS
5 2 (1.39%) HTML5
5 2 (1.39%) jQuery
5 2 (1.39%) MSMQ
5 2 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.39%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.39%) WPF
6 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.69%) OSGi
6 1 (0.69%) Spring
6 1 (0.69%) SWT
6 1 (0.69%) WinForms
6 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (29.17%) Life Science
2 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.78%) Clustering
6 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.39%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.39%) iPhone
7 2 (1.39%) LIMS
7 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) CMDB
8 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.69%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.69%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.69%) PKI
8 1 (0.69%) SCORM
8 1 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.69%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.06%) Windows
2 13 (9.03%) Windows 7
3 11 (7.64%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.78%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.08%) Unix
9 2 (1.39%) Linux
10 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (29.17%) Programme Management
2 21 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (13.19%) Project Management
4 17 (11.81%) Digital Marketing
5 16 (11.11%) Change Management
6 15 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (9.03%) ERP
8 12 (8.33%) ITIL
9 11 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (6.94%) Business Analysis
11 9 (6.25%) PRINCE2
11 9 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 9 (6.25%) Wireframes
12 8 (5.56%) Open Source
12 8 (5.56%) SAP Implementation
12 8 (5.56%) Validation
13 7 (4.86%) Integration Testing
13 7 (4.86%) Migration
14 6 (4.17%) Test Automation
14 6 (4.17%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.33%) Java
2 11 (7.64%) C#
2 11 (7.64%) SQL
3 8 (5.56%) C
4 7 (4.86%) Python
5 5 (3.47%) C++
5 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.78%) Ada
6 4 (2.78%) Perl
7 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.08%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.39%) ABAP
8 2 (1.39%) Go
8 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.56%) Degree
3 8 (5.56%) MCSE
3 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.17%) MCP
5 5 (3.47%) MCSA
5 5 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.39%) CCNA
7 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.39%) MCITP
7 2 (1.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.69%) CCSP
8 1 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.69%) CISM
8 1 (0.69%) CISSP
8 1 (0.69%) CLAS
8 1 (0.69%) HND
8 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) QA
1 6 (4.17%) SLA
2 3 (2.08%) GDPR
2 3 (2.08%) GMP
3 2 (1.39%) PMO
4 1 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.69%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) MIL-STD-498
4 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.69%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.08%) Docker
4 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.69%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) Puppet
2 4 (2.78%) Ansible
3 3 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.39%) Mesos
4 2 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.39%) WSUS
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 53 (36.81%) SAP
2 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.33%) VMware
4 8 (5.56%) Oracle
5 7 (4.86%) Citrix
6 6 (4.17%) Cisco
6 6 (4.17%) Google
6 6 (4.17%) Sitecore
7 5 (3.47%) HP
7 5 (3.47%) Polycom
8 4 (2.78%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.39%) Acronis
9 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.39%) Capita
9 2 (1.39%) hybris
9 2 (1.39%) Kaseya
9 2 (1.39%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.39%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.39%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.39%) Symantec
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