Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 72 89
Rank change year-on-year -14 +17 +26
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 125 157 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.30% 2.56% 2.06%
As % of the General category 7.33% 8.59% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 95 79
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £581 £570 £503
England median daily rate £460 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 19
North West median hourly rate £43.23 £38.46 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.40% +3.95% +85.00%
10th Percentile £25.52 £15.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £61.82 £51.71 £54.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +28.70%

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 1,706 1,827 2,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.33% 29.81% 35.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,073 1,165 1,821
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.33% +12.67%
10th Percentile £251 £252 £263
90th Percentile £606 £573 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 81 130
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £22.85 £34.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% -33.44% +80.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.33 £12.35
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £56.97
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.64%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Manchester +3 68 £475 +5.56% 51
Lancashire +13 16 £100 -68.75% 19
Merseyside +10 12 £269 -32.81% 5
Cheshire -13 11 £351 +0.36% 22
Cumbria -10 6 - - 2
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 59 (47.20%) Finance
2 49 (39.20%) SAP
3 41 (32.80%) Programme Management
4 34 (27.20%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (27.20%) Java
5 33 (26.40%) Telecoms
6 31 (24.80%) Electronics
7 30 (24.00%) Marketing
7 30 (24.00%) Digital Marketing
7 30 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (19.20%) Big Data
9 22 (17.60%) Python
10 21 (16.80%) ERP
10 21 (16.80%) JIRA
11 20 (16.00%) Test Automation
12 19 (15.20%) Continuous Delivery
12 19 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (13.60%) TDD
13 17 (13.60%) Linux
13 17 (13.60%) Apache Spark
13 17 (13.60%) Cucumber
13 17 (13.60%) Life Science
14 16 (12.80%) TeamCity
14 16 (12.80%) Docker
15 15 (12.00%) C#
15 15 (12.00%) BDD
15 15 (12.00%) Hadoop
15 15 (12.00%) Open Source
16 14 (11.20%) Git (software)
16 14 (11.20%) Windows

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 17 (13.60%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.40%) NetWeaver
2 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.60%) Apache
3 2 (1.60%) CMS
3 2 (1.60%) nginx
4 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.80%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.80%) IIS
4 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.80%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.60%) AutoCAD
2 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (7.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.20%) BPCS
2 4 (3.20%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (2.40%) SAP ERP
3 3 (2.40%) SAP SRM
4 2 (1.60%) Maximo
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.60%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.60%) SAP EWM
4 2 (1.60%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.60%) SAP FI-AP
4 2 (1.60%) SAP SD
4 2 (1.60%) SAP WM
4 2 (1.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) HTTP
1 2 (1.60%) VPN
2 1 (0.80%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.80%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (0.80%) DHCP
2 1 (0.80%) DNS
2 1 (0.80%) Firewall
2 1 (0.80%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.20%) Big Data
2 15 (12.00%) Hadoop
3 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.80%) DB2
5 4 (3.20%) OLAP
6 3 (2.40%) MySQL
6 3 (2.40%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.60%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.80%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.80%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.80%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.80%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.80%) QlikView
8 1 (0.80%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (16.80%) JIRA
2 17 (13.60%) Cucumber
3 16 (12.80%) TeamCity
4 14 (11.20%) Git (software)
5 8 (6.40%) Selenium
6 4 (3.20%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.40%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.40%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.40%) JUnit
7 3 (2.40%) TestNG
7 3 (2.40%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.60%) GitLab
8 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.60%) PyCharm
9 1 (0.80%) MorphX
9 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
General
1 59 (47.20%) Finance
2 33 (26.40%) Telecoms
3 31 (24.80%) Electronics
4 30 (24.00%) Marketing
5 6 (4.80%) Banking
5 6 (4.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (4.00%) Automotive
7 3 (2.40%) Advertising
7 3 (2.40%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.40%) Retail
8 2 (1.60%) Legal
8 2 (1.60%) Local Government
9 1 (0.80%) Avionics
9 1 (0.80%) Back Office
9 1 (0.80%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.80%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (28.00%) Developer
2 22 (17.60%) Analyst
3 16 (12.80%) Consultant
4 14 (11.20%) Scala Developer
5 12 (9.60%) Java Developer
5 12 (9.60%) Software Developer
6 8 (6.40%) Apache Spark Developer
6 8 (6.40%) Hadoop Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Java Scala Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Java Software Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Data Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Functional Consultant
8 6 (4.80%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Architect
9 5 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Sitecore Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) Akka
2 9 (7.20%) .NET
3 5 (4.00%) Grails
4 4 (3.20%) CSS
4 4 (3.20%) EDI
4 4 (3.20%) HTML
4 4 (3.20%) Web Services
5 3 (2.40%) jQuery
5 3 (2.40%) JSON
5 3 (2.40%) Middleware
5 3 (2.40%) PySpark
5 3 (2.40%) WCF
5 3 (2.40%) WinForms
5 3 (2.40%) XML
6 2 (1.60%) CSS3
6 2 (1.60%) HTML5
6 2 (1.60%) Java EE
6 2 (1.60%) OSGi
6 2 (1.60%) REST
6 2 (1.60%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (13.60%) Life Science
3 7 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.60%) Clustering
5 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.80%) Fintech
6 1 (0.80%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.80%) LIMS
6 1 (0.80%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.80%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.60%) Linux
2 14 (11.20%) Windows
3 8 (6.40%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.80%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.20%) Unix
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.80%) Programme Management
2 34 (27.20%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (24.00%) Digital Marketing
4 21 (16.80%) ERP
5 20 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 19 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (15.20%) Continuous Delivery
7 17 (13.60%) TDD
8 15 (12.00%) BDD
8 15 (12.00%) Open Source
9 13 (10.40%) Migration
10 11 (8.80%) Scrum
10 11 (8.80%) SDLC
11 9 (7.20%) MVC
11 9 (7.20%) Software Engineering
12 8 (6.40%) CRM
12 8 (6.40%) Project Management
13 7 (5.60%) DevOps
13 7 (5.60%) ETL
13 7 (5.60%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.20%) Java
2 22 (17.60%) Python
3 15 (12.00%) C#
4 13 (10.40%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.20%) SQL
6 8 (6.40%) C
6 8 (6.40%) Clojure
7 7 (5.60%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.20%) C++
8 4 (3.20%) Groovy
8 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.20%) RPG
8 4 (3.20%) RPG IV
8 4 (3.20%) VBScript
9 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.60%) F#
9 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.80%) ABAP
10 1 (0.80%) PHP
10 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.80%) AAT
3 1 (0.80%) CCSP
3 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.80%) HND
3 1 (0.80%) MCITP
3 1 (0.80%) MCSA
3 1 (0.80%) MCSE
3 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.60%) GCP
1 2 (1.60%) PMO
1 2 (1.60%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.80%) MIL-STD-1553
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (12.80%) Docker
2 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.80%) iptables
4 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) Ansible
2 5 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.20%) Puppet
4 2 (1.60%) SCCM
5 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (39.20%) SAP
2 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.80%) Oracle
4 7 (5.60%) Google
5 6 (4.80%) Infor
5 6 (4.80%) Sage
6 5 (4.00%) Sitecore
7 4 (3.20%) IFS
8 2 (1.60%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.60%) IBM
8 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.60%) VMware
9 1 (0.80%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.80%) Cisco
9 1 (0.80%) Cognos
9 1 (0.80%) Curam
9 1 (0.80%) Epicor
9 1 (0.80%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.80%) Minitab
9 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com