Period
to 16 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manufacturing over the 6 months to 16 November 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
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 135 170
Rank change year-on-year -41 +35 -6
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,650 1,956 1,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.90% 1.65%
As % of the General category 4.37% 4.78% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,045 1,174 1,138
UK median daily rate £475 £461 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +11.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £257 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £439 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.69% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 137 109
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £15.30 £13.60
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37,789 40,951 38,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.36% 39.80% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,726 27,081 25,700
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 896 951
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.06 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +2.28% -2.00%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.67 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.73 £26.65 £25.50
% change year-on-year -7.20% +4.51% -1.92%

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Manufacturing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Manufacturing in the UK

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manufacturing.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manufacturing in the UK

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manufacturing in the UK

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manufacturing in the UK

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Manufacturing in the UK

Manufacturing
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the UK over the 6 months to 16 November 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
England -44 1,489 £475 +2.70% 1,751
UK excluding London -23 1,269 £450 +2.56% 1,750
South West 0 328 £425 +1.19% 323
London -98 290 £509 +1.75% 167
North of England -21 234 £413 +3.13% 338
East of England -3 220 £525 +2.44% 187
South East -25 204 £400 -11.11% 333
Midlands -52 183 £450 +9.76% 403
North West -14 129 £425 +6.25% 166
West Midlands -19 116 £500 +17.65% 231
Yorkshire -33 69 £400 -5.88% 131
Scotland +3 67 £435 -5.95% 67
East Midlands -52 60 £475 +21.17% 172
North East +15 33 £413 -2.08% 41
Wales -16 23 £550 +14.58% 94
Northern Ireland +41 14 £475 -9.52% 5

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 with a requirement for Manufacturing.

1 808 (48.97%) Finance
2 730 (44.24%) SAP
3 613 (37.15%) Business Intelligence
4 608 (36.85%) Programme Management
5 603 (36.55%) Telecoms
6 571 (34.61%) Marketing
7 561 (34.00%) Electronics
8 540 (32.73%) Digital Marketing
9 387 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
10 220 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 214 (12.97%) Security Cleared
12 197 (11.94%) Project Management
13 174 (10.55%) ERP
14 159 (9.64%) Oracle
15 158 (9.58%) SC Cleared
16 154 (9.33%) Java
16 154 (9.33%) Windows
17 152 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
18 150 (9.09%) SQL
19 146 (8.85%) Web Services
20 138 (8.36%) Degree
21 136 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
22 135 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
23 133 (8.06%) Retail
24 126 (7.64%) Scrum
25 120 (7.27%) TDD
25 120 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
26 115 (6.97%) SOAP
27 112 (6.79%) SOA
28 107 (6.48%) RESTful

Manufacturing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 61 (3.70%) Mule
2 53 (3.21%) Oracle Service Bus
3 50 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 27 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.58%) Confluence
6 11 (0.67%) IBM Notes
7 10 (0.61%) Apache
8 8 (0.48%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.30%) CMS
11 5 (0.30%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.30%) Quickr
11 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.24%) CICS
12 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 78 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.03%) AutoCAD
6 12 (0.73%) Siemens NX
7 11 (0.67%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.36%) SketchUp
8 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.24%) Simulink
10 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.061%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.061%) FreeHand
12 1 (0.061%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.061%) NASTRAN
12 1 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 34 (2.06%) SAP MM
2 32 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
2 32 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (1.52%) SAP PP
5 22 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 19 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (1.03%) Sage X3
8 13 (0.79%) SAP ERP
9 12 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.73%) Sage 200
10 11 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
12 9 (0.55%) NetSuite
12 9 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
13 8 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
13 8 (0.48%) SAP APO
13 8 (0.48%) SAP SD
14 6 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
14 6 (0.36%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 98 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.24%) Office 365
4 29 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
5 25 (1.52%) PaaS
6 11 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.48%) SaaS
8 7 (0.42%) GitHub
9 6 (0.36%) IaaS
10 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.24%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.18%) npm
12 3 (0.18%) Serverless
13 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.12%) AWS Fargate
13 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.12%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.42%) Firewall
2 26 (1.58%) DNS
3 24 (1.45%) LAN
4 22 (1.33%) WAN
5 21 (1.27%) DHCP
6 18 (1.09%) VPN
6 18 (1.09%) Wireless
7 16 (0.97%) Intranet
8 15 (0.91%) Internet
9 14 (0.85%) TCP/IP
10 13 (0.79%) VoIP
11 11 (0.67%) OSPF
12 10 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (0.61%) Ethernet
12 10 (0.61%) Network Security
13 9 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.48%) BGP
14 8 (0.48%) IPsec
14 8 (0.48%) SSL
15 7 (0.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (2.30%) Big Data
5 27 (1.64%) Power BI
6 23 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
7 22 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.21%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (0.97%) Data Mining
11 16 (0.97%) DB2
12 14 (0.85%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.85%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.73%) SAP BW
14 11 (0.67%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.67%) SAP HANA
15 10 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (0.61%) MySQL
15 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 47 (2.85%) JIRA
3 45 (2.73%) Jenkins
4 41 (2.48%) Maven
5 22 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.27%) Selenium
6 21 (1.27%) SoapUI
6 21 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (0.97%) JMeter
7 16 (0.97%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.85%) GitLab
9 13 (0.79%) WebDriver
10 10 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (0.61%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (0.55%) Subversion
12 8 (0.48%) LabVIEW
12 8 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.42%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.42%) LSMW
General
1 808 (48.97%) Finance
2 603 (36.55%) Telecoms
3 571 (34.61%) Marketing
4 561 (34.00%) Electronics
5 133 (8.06%) Retail
6 91 (5.52%) Automotive
7 42 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 32 (1.94%) Advertising
9 31 (1.88%) Aerospace
10 28 (1.70%) Military
11 25 (1.52%) Legal
12 23 (1.39%) Law
13 9 (0.55%) Billing
14 7 (0.42%) Avionics
14 7 (0.42%) German Language
15 6 (0.36%) Back Office
16 4 (0.24%) Banking
16 4 (0.24%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.18%) General Ledger
18 2 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 257 (15.58%) Developer
2 251 (15.21%) Analyst
3 151 (9.15%) Consultant
4 145 (8.79%) Project Manager
5 133 (8.06%) Architect
6 130 (7.88%) Business Analyst
7 59 (3.58%) SAP Consultant
8 58 (3.52%) Software Engineer
9 51 (3.09%) Senior Developer
10 47 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 42 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
12 41 (2.48%) Integration Developer
12 41 (2.48%) Java Developer
13 37 (2.24%) Tester
14 34 (2.06%) C# Developer
15 32 (1.94%) Coordinator
15 32 (1.94%) IT Manager
16 31 (1.88%) Support Engineer
17 30 (1.82%) Automation Tester
17 30 (1.82%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (8.85%) Web Services
2 115 (6.97%) SOAP
3 107 (6.48%) RESTful
4 99 (6.00%) Middleware
5 96 (5.82%) .NET
5 96 (5.82%) XML
6 74 (4.48%) HTML
7 66 (4.00%) JSON
8 54 (3.27%) Apache Camel
8 54 (3.27%) CSS
9 49 (2.97%) AngularJS
10 46 (2.79%) REST
11 37 (2.24%) XSLT
12 34 (2.06%) Swagger
13 33 (2.00%) WireMock
14 27 (1.64%) HTML5
14 27 (1.64%) jQuery
15 23 (1.39%) ASP.NET
16 21 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 136 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
2 120 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.00%) Life Science
4 49 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 41 (2.48%) FMCG
6 37 (2.24%) NHS
7 34 (2.06%) User Experience
8 31 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.27%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.15%) PMI
12 16 (0.97%) SCADA
13 14 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.67%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.67%) Replication
16 10 (0.61%) Social Media
17 8 (0.48%) Driving Licence
17 8 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 154 (9.33%) Windows
2 106 (6.42%) Linux
3 43 (2.61%) Windows 10
3 43 (2.61%) Windows 7
4 36 (2.18%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.06%) Unix
6 23 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.97%) Windows XP
9 11 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.61%) CentOS
11 9 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
12 8 (0.48%) AIX
13 6 (0.36%) Solaris
13 6 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.24%) Android
14 4 (0.24%) zOS
15 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (37.15%) Business Intelligence
2 608 (36.85%) Programme Management
3 540 (32.73%) Digital Marketing
4 387 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
5 197 (11.94%) Project Management
6 174 (10.55%) ERP
7 152 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 135 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
9 126 (7.64%) Scrum
10 120 (7.27%) TDD
11 112 (6.79%) SOA
12 102 (6.18%) Logistics
13 99 (6.00%) DevOps
14 73 (4.42%) Software Engineering
15 72 (4.36%) Business Analysis
15 72 (4.36%) Migration
16 59 (3.58%) Test Automation
17 58 (3.52%) PRINCE2
18 56 (3.39%) Configuration Management
19 54 (3.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 154 (9.33%) Java
2 150 (9.09%) SQL
3 97 (5.88%) C#
4 79 (4.79%) JavaScript
5 51 (3.09%) C++
6 45 (2.73%) Java 8
7 42 (2.55%) Python
8 35 (2.12%) PowerShell
9 33 (2.00%) XPath
10 30 (1.82%) C
11 23 (1.39%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.27%) PHP
13 19 (1.15%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.97%) Groovy
15 15 (0.91%) COBOL
16 14 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.67%) Go
18 9 (0.55%) ABAP
18 9 (0.55%) Java 9
18 9 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 214 (12.97%) Security Cleared
2 158 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 138 (8.36%) Degree
4 35 (2.12%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 29 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.33%) PMP
8 21 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (1.09%) Master's Degree
11 14 (0.85%) CCNP
12 13 (0.79%) BC Cleared
13 12 (0.73%) CCNA
13 12 (0.73%) HNC
14 10 (0.61%) CISSP
14 10 (0.61%) HND
15 9 (0.55%) CCIE
15 9 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (0.48%) ISEB
16 8 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.24%) QA
2 27 (1.64%) PMO
3 17 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.03%) GDPR
4 15 (0.91%) JSP 440
5 14 (0.85%) RMADS
5 14 (0.85%) SLA
6 8 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (0.42%) DO-254
7 7 (0.42%) GMP
7 7 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.36%) ISO 13485
8 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.30%) DO-178B
9 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.24%) GAMP
10 4 (0.24%) GxP
11 3 (0.18%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 71 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.45%) Docker
4 9 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.36%) vSphere
6 5 (0.30%) Firmware
6 5 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.24%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.24%) XenServer
8 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.18%) XenApp
8 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.12%) Ceph
9 2 (0.12%) etcd
9 2 (0.12%) flannel
9 2 (0.12%) Postfix
9 2 (0.12%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 58 (3.52%) Ansible
2 37 (2.24%) Terraform
3 21 (1.27%) Puppet
4 11 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.61%) vCenter Server
6 8 (0.48%) Kibana
7 7 (0.42%) OpenView
7 7 (0.42%) OVSD
8 6 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (0.36%) logstash
8 6 (0.36%) WSUS
9 5 (0.30%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.24%) PowerCLI
10 4 (0.24%) SCCM
11 3 (0.18%) Forum Sentry
11 3 (0.18%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.18%) PTC Integrity
12 2 (0.12%) Graphite
Vendors
1 730 (44.24%) SAP
2 220 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 159 (9.64%) Oracle
4 53 (3.21%) Cisco
5 52 (3.15%) WSO2
6 46 (2.79%) VMware
7 30 (1.82%) Sage
8 20 (1.21%) IBM
9 19 (1.15%) Google
9 19 (1.15%) HP
10 18 (1.09%) Epicor
11 17 (1.03%) Adobe
12 15 (0.91%) Palo Alto
13 14 (0.85%) EMC
14 13 (0.79%) JD Edwards
14 13 (0.79%) Red Hat
14 13 (0.79%) Talend
14 13 (0.79%) Xerox
15 12 (0.73%) Citrix
16 11 (0.67%) Lotus