Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 165 189 176
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13 -23
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 711 1,353 1,528
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.50% 1.51%
As % of the General category 4.08% 3.75% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 920 942
Median daily rate £525 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £294 £244 £258
90th Percentile £681 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 61 93
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -21.43% -
10th Percentile £15.50 £11.63 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.75 £46.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.58 £27.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +11.18% -19.71% -2.14%

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 17,423 36,059 41,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.55% 40.10% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,928 23,317 27,007
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £305 £285
90th Percentile £700 £675 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 965 1,113
Median hourly rate £26.66 £22.92 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.35% +4.63% -0.45%
10th Percentile £12.81 £12.25 £11.61
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.57 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.22% +15.00% -7.05%

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Manufacturing in the UK

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Manufacturing.

Daily rate trend for Manufacturing in the UK

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Manufacturing over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Manufacturing in the UK

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Manufacturing.

Hourly rate trend for Manufacturing in the UK

Manufacturing
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Manufacturing over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Manufacturing in the UK

Manufacturing
Top 17 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 3 June 2020. 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 +22 626 £525 +10.18% 404
UK excluding London +4 483 £525 +10.53% 422
London +76 162 £525 +5.00% 36
South West -11 116 £525 +0.96% 63
South East +42 108 £495 +10.00% 68
North of England +52 93 £425 +6.25% 94
Midlands +27 71 £475 - 92
North West +48 64 £375 -12.79% 39
Work from Home +19 60 £525 +10.53% 29
East of England -8 60 £525 - 54
West Midlands +33 50 £513 +7.89% 43
Scotland +23 19 £450 +20.00% 27
East Midlands +10 19 £388 -8.82% 49
Yorkshire +37 18 £435 +16.00% 40
North East +36 11 £475 +35.71% 15
Wales +11 11 £363 -19.44% 18
Northern Ireland +1 6 £255 -44.57% 9

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 369 (51.90%) Finance
2 353 (49.65%) SAP
3 295 (41.49%) Business Intelligence
4 275 (38.68%) Programme Management
5 270 (37.97%) Public Sector
6 266 (37.41%) Telecoms
7 255 (35.86%) Marketing
8 249 (35.02%) Digital Marketing
8 249 (35.02%) Electronics
9 136 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
10 120 (16.88%) Microsoft
11 119 (16.74%) Security Cleared
12 91 (12.80%) ERP
13 89 (12.52%) Oracle
14 84 (11.81%) SC Cleared
15 74 (10.41%) Windows
16 72 (10.13%) Azure
17 68 (9.56%) Migration
18 66 (9.28%) Project Management
19 63 (8.86%) Java
20 59 (8.30%) Retail
21 56 (7.88%) SQL
22 54 (7.59%) Web Services
23 53 (7.45%) TDD
23 53 (7.45%) DevOps
23 53 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
24 51 (7.17%) Windows 10
24 51 (7.17%) RESTful
24 51 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
25 49 (6.89%) XML

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 31 (4.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 29 (4.08%) Red Hat Fuse
3 28 (3.94%) Mule
3 28 (3.94%) Oracle Service Bus
4 26 (3.66%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.13%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.98%) CMS
6 7 (0.98%) Confluence
7 5 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.56%) Apache
8 4 (0.56%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.42%) nginx
9 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.28%) IIS
10 2 (0.28%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.28%) OnBase
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.28%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 33 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 33 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.28%) Simulink
5 2 (0.28%) Windchill
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.14%) Sketch
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (3.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (1.55%) SAP MM
5 10 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (1.41%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 10 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (1.13%) MFGPRO
7 8 (1.13%) Teamcenter
8 7 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.98%) Oracle ASCP
8 7 (0.98%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.84%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.84%) SAP QM
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 72 (10.13%) Azure
2 48 (6.75%) AWS
3 45 (6.33%) Office 365
4 42 (5.91%) SaaS
5 35 (4.92%) PaaS
6 32 (4.50%) Power Platform
7 29 (4.08%) IaaS
8 27 (3.80%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.13%) GCP
10 7 (0.98%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.84%) Serverless
12 5 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.56%) GitHub
14 3 (0.42%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.42%) Power Automate
14 3 (0.42%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.28%) Azure Stack
15 2 (0.28%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.50%) Firewall
2 26 (3.66%) DNS
3 19 (2.67%) LAN
4 16 (2.25%) WAN
5 10 (1.41%) Skype
5 10 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (1.41%) Wireless
6 7 (0.98%) BGP
6 7 (0.98%) HTTP
6 7 (0.98%) Network Security
6 7 (0.98%) VPN
7 6 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (0.84%) DMVPN
7 6 (0.84%) EIGRP
7 6 (0.84%) OSPF
8 4 (0.56%) FTP
8 4 (0.56%) IPsec
8 4 (0.56%) MPLS
8 4 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.08%) Power BI
3 24 (3.38%) Big Data
4 12 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.70%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.56%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.42%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.42%) MySQL
11 2 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 27 (3.80%) Maven
2 20 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.69%) JIRA
4 7 (0.98%) GitLab
5 6 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.70%) Selenium
6 5 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.42%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (0.28%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.28%) Mockito
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.28%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.14%) JMeter
9 1 (0.14%) LSMW
General
1 369 (51.90%) Finance
2 270 (37.97%) Public Sector
3 266 (37.41%) Telecoms
4 255 (35.86%) Marketing
5 249 (35.02%) Electronics
6 59 (8.30%) Retail
7 36 (5.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 24 (3.38%) Aerospace
9 21 (2.95%) Automotive
10 14 (1.97%) Legal
11 8 (1.13%) Billing
11 8 (1.13%) Military
12 7 (0.98%) French Language
12 7 (0.98%) Law
13 6 (0.84%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.84%) German Language
14 3 (0.42%) Games
14 3 (0.42%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (12.52%) Analyst
2 83 (11.67%) Developer
3 80 (11.25%) Architect
4 58 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 55 (7.74%) Consultant
6 43 (6.05%) Java Developer
7 27 (3.80%) Business Analyst
8 26 (3.66%) Senior Developer
9 25 (3.52%) Windows Engineer
10 24 (3.38%) Senior Java Developer
10 24 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (2.53%) Integration Developer
11 18 (2.53%) Office 365 Engineer
12 17 (2.39%) Desktop Engineer
12 17 (2.39%) SAP Consultant
13 16 (2.25%) Technical Architect
14 15 (2.11%) DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.11%) SAP Manager
15 14 (1.97%) Support Analyst
15 14 (1.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.59%) Web Services
2 51 (7.17%) RESTful
3 49 (6.89%) XML
4 46 (6.47%) SOAP
5 45 (6.33%) Middleware
6 41 (5.77%) JSON
7 33 (4.64%) Apache Camel
8 31 (4.36%) Swagger
8 31 (4.36%) XSLT
9 27 (3.80%) WireMock
10 20 (2.81%) REST
11 15 (2.11%) Velocity
12 11 (1.55%) .NET
13 10 (1.41%) HTML
14 8 (1.13%) React
14 8 (1.13%) Spring
15 7 (0.98%) AngularJS
15 7 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
15 7 (0.98%) SAML
16 6 (0.84%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.33%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.23%) Life Science
4 22 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.67%) NHS
6 17 (2.39%) Social Media
6 17 (2.39%) User Experience
7 16 (2.25%) FMCG
8 12 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.41%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.13%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.13%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.13%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.84%) PMI
12 6 (0.84%) SCADA
13 5 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
14 4 (0.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 74 (10.41%) Windows
2 51 (7.17%) Windows 10
3 34 (4.78%) Linux
4 21 (2.95%) Windows 7
5 20 (2.81%) Unix
6 8 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.70%) Android
8 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.28%) VMS
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) VME
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (41.49%) Business Intelligence
2 275 (38.68%) Programme Management
3 249 (35.02%) Digital Marketing
4 136 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (12.80%) ERP
6 68 (9.56%) Migration
7 66 (9.28%) Project Management
8 53 (7.45%) DevOps
8 53 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (7.45%) TDD
9 51 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 49 (6.89%) SOA
11 37 (5.20%) Change Management
11 37 (5.20%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (4.78%) Logistics
13 32 (4.50%) ITIL
14 30 (4.22%) Test Automation
15 29 (4.08%) Scrum
16 27 (3.80%) Risk Management
17 26 (3.66%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 63 (8.86%) Java
2 56 (7.88%) SQL
3 42 (5.91%) Python
4 32 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 28 (3.94%) XPath
6 17 (2.39%) PowerShell
7 14 (1.97%) Java 8
8 13 (1.83%) C#
9 12 (1.69%) C
10 8 (1.13%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.98%) MATLAB
11 7 (0.98%) Progress 4GL
11 7 (0.98%) Ruby
11 7 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.84%) C++
13 5 (0.70%) PHP
14 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.56%) Groovy
14 4 (0.56%) VB
14 4 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (16.74%) Security Cleared
2 84 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 41 (5.77%) Degree
4 30 (4.22%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.55%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.27%) CCNP
7 9 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.27%) CISSP
8 8 (1.13%) PMP
9 7 (0.98%) CCIE
10 6 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.84%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 5 (0.70%) CISM
11 5 (0.70%) MCSA
12 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.42%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.80%) QA
2 24 (3.38%) PMO
3 19 (2.67%) GDPR
4 12 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.13%) GxP
6 6 (0.84%) SLA
7 5 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.70%) GMP
7 5 (0.70%) NIST
8 4 (0.56%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.42%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.42%) RMADS
10 2 (0.28%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.14%) COBIT
11 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.55%) Docker
2 11 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 3 (0.42%) Firmware
3 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.42%) vSphere
4 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.14%) HDFS
5 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.14%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.14%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 19 (2.67%) Terraform
3 17 (2.39%) Ansible
4 15 (2.11%) SCCM
5 12 (1.69%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.27%) Puppet
7 8 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.70%) WSUS
10 4 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.56%) Nagios
11 3 (0.42%) CFEngine
11 3 (0.42%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.42%) Rancher
12 2 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.28%) Istio
13 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.14%) logstash
13 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 353 (49.65%) SAP
2 120 (16.88%) Microsoft
3 89 (12.52%) Oracle
4 28 (3.94%) WSO2
5 26 (3.66%) Talend
6 16 (2.25%) Cisco
7 13 (1.83%) VMware
8 10 (1.41%) Splunk
9 9 (1.27%) Ariba
9 9 (1.27%) Citrix
10 8 (1.13%) QAD
10 8 (1.13%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.98%) Dell
11 7 (0.98%) Google
11 7 (0.98%) Progress
11 7 (0.98%) Tableau
12 6 (0.84%) Juniper
12 6 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.70%) CA
13 5 (0.70%) JD Edwards