Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 81 70
Rank change year-on-year -28 -11 +6
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 121 130 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.01% 2.29% 2.82%
As % of the General category 7.72% 6.90% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 69 115
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £230 £217
90th Percentile £591 £575 £520
England median daily rate £475 £460 £420
% change year-on-year +3.26% +9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 20
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £45.70 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.35% +32.45% +32.69%
10th Percentile £18.50 £37.39 £12.35
90th Percentile £62.50 £59.96 £70.86
England median hourly rate £34.20 £37.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.71% +8.23% +2.94%

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 1,568 1,885 1,972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.05% 33.16% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 1,206 1,271
North West median daily rate £410 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +3.13% -4.76%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £613 £550
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 87 78
North West median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% -3.85% -14.81%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.21 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.45 £56.00 £56.81
England median hourly rate £23.83 £26.44 £24.44
% change year-on-year -9.89% +8.18% -2.24%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Cheshire +17 30 £425 +17.24% 33
Lancashire -14 28 £375 +122.22% 20
Manchester -55 25 £341 -25.82% 72
Merseyside -1 16 £468 +73.95% 16
Cumbria 0 11 £480 - 4
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 43 (35.54%) SAP
2 38 (31.40%) Finance
3 32 (26.45%) Marketing
4 28 (23.14%) Programme Management
5 24 (19.83%) Telecoms
6 20 (16.53%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (15.70%) Electronics
7 19 (15.70%) Degree
7 19 (15.70%) Digital Marketing
8 17 (14.05%) Project Management
8 17 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (13.22%) Java
10 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
11 14 (11.57%) Windows
11 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
11 14 (11.57%) Validation
11 14 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (10.74%) ERP
12 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
12 13 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (9.92%) Scrum
14 11 (9.09%) Retail
14 11 (9.09%) Logistics
14 11 (9.09%) OOP
14 11 (9.09%) OO
14 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
14 11 (9.09%) DB2
14 11 (9.09%) Test Automation
14 11 (9.09%) RESTful
15 10 (8.26%) WebDriver

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 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.61%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.65%) Confluence
5 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.65%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.65%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) SAP PP
2 3 (2.48%) SAP ERP
2 3 (2.48%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.65%) Primavera
3 2 (1.65%) Sage X3
3 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.83%) Epicor Tropos
4 1 (0.83%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.83%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.83%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.83%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.83%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.26%) Office 365
2 8 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.65%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) DNS
2 2 (1.65%) Intranet
2 2 (1.65%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) LAN
3 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) DB2
1 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.31%) Big Data
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.65%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) QlikView
5 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) JMeter
1 10 (8.26%) Selenium
1 10 (8.26%) WebDriver
2 3 (2.48%) JIRA
3 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.65%) GitLab
3 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (31.40%) Finance
2 32 (26.45%) Marketing
3 24 (19.83%) Telecoms
4 19 (15.70%) Electronics
5 11 (9.09%) Retail
6 7 (5.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.48%) Advertising
7 3 (2.48%) Automotive
8 2 (1.65%) Law
9 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.83%) German Language
9 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (14.05%) Developer
2 15 (12.40%) Analyst
3 12 (9.92%) Architect
4 10 (8.26%) Consultant
4 10 (8.26%) Project Manager
4 10 (8.26%) Tester
5 8 (6.61%) Automation Tester
5 8 (6.61%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.61%) COBOL Developer
6 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.96%) SAP Analyst
7 6 (4.96%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Cutover Manager
9 4 (3.31%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.48%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.48%) ERP Manager
10 3 (2.48%) ERP Project Manager
10 3 (2.48%) Senior Architect
10 3 (2.48%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.09%) RESTful
2 10 (8.26%) Taurus
3 9 (7.44%) .NET
4 4 (3.31%) Spring
4 4 (3.31%) XML
5 3 (2.48%) CSS
5 3 (2.48%) HTML
5 3 (2.48%) WinForms
6 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.65%) HTML5
6 2 (1.65%) J2EE
6 2 (1.65%) Node.js
6 2 (1.65%) WPF
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.83%) JPA
7 1 (0.83%) SAPUI5
7 1 (0.83%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.44%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.79%) Life Science
4 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.65%) CESG
6 2 (1.65%) FMCG
6 2 (1.65%) Robotics
6 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.83%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.83%) BYOD
7 1 (0.83%) CCTV
7 1 (0.83%) Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.57%) Windows
2 6 (4.96%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.13%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.31%) Linux
5 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.65%) Unix
6 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Android
7 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.83%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.14%) Programme Management
2 20 (16.53%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (15.70%) Digital Marketing
4 17 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (14.05%) Project Management
5 14 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (11.57%) Validation
6 13 (10.74%) ERP
7 12 (9.92%) Scrum
8 11 (9.09%) Logistics
8 11 (9.09%) OO
8 11 (9.09%) OOP
8 11 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 10 (8.26%) Integration Testing
9 10 (8.26%) Performance Testing
9 10 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.44%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (7.44%) Manual Testing
10 9 (7.44%) SDET
11 6 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.22%) Java
2 10 (8.26%) COBOL
3 7 (5.79%) C#
4 4 (3.31%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.48%) C++
5 3 (2.48%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.65%) ABAP
6 2 (1.65%) SQL
6 2 (1.65%) VB
6 2 (1.65%) VB6
7 1 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.83%) Java 8
7 1 (0.83%) Lua
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.83%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (15.70%) Degree
2 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.26%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.83%) CCIE
5 1 (0.83%) CCNA
5 1 (0.83%) CCNP
5 1 (0.83%) CISA
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.83%) CISM
5 1 (0.83%) CISSP
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.83%) PMP
5 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) GLP
2 2 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (1.65%) ISO 13485
2 2 (1.65%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.65%) PMO
2 2 (1.65%) RMADS
3 1 (0.83%) COSHH
3 1 (0.83%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
3 1 (0.83%) GxP
3 1 (0.83%) IASME
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.65%) Docker
2 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (35.54%) SAP
2 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.31%) Sage
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle
5 2 (1.65%) Ariba
5 2 (1.65%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.83%) Acronis
6 1 (0.83%) Cadence
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco
6 1 (0.83%) IBM
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.83%) VMware