Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 163 165
Rank change year-on-year +27 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1955 1755 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.67% 1.50%
As % of the General category 4.77% 4.57% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1142 902
UK median daily rate £460 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.52% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £600 £586 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 108 133
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £36.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% +22.81%
10th Percentile £14.78 £13.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.17 £50.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +13.33%

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 41006 38437 45389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.77% 36.52% 39.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27136 25531 28833
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 935 1226
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.24% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.31 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.40 £48.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.20% - +13.81%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +30 1830 £460 +11.52% 438
UK excluding London +13 1375 £438 +9.38% 350
London +65 483 £500 +5.26% 96
Midlands -3 318 £410 -6.29% 69
South West +44 261 £420 +12.00% 70
South East -10 245 £450 +12.50% 64
North of England +10 242 £400 +14.29% 95
East of England +37 232 £513 +46.43% 41
East Midlands +4 166 £390 -0.95% 30
West Midlands -4 133 £425 -10.53% 39
North West -18 126 £400 +14.29% 58
Yorkshire +54 96 £425 +13.33% 25
Scotland +17 59 £450 +20.00% 7
Wales -14 20 £480 +1.05% 1
North East +12 19 £413 +17.86% 12
Northern Ireland -44 1 £525 +18.31% 3

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 with a requirement for Manufacturing.

1 1060 (54.22%) SAP
2 991 (50.69%) Finance
3 822 (42.05%) Programme Management
4 802 (41.02%) Business Intelligence
5 791 (40.46%) Telecoms
6 784 (40.10%) Marketing
7 776 (39.69%) Electronics
8 754 (38.57%) Digital Marketing
9 513 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
10 305 (15.60%) Security Cleared
11 229 (11.71%) SC Cleared
12 219 (11.20%) Project Management
13 217 (11.10%) TDD
14 210 (10.74%) Oracle
15 209 (10.69%) Java
16 205 (10.49%) ERP
17 197 (10.08%) SQL
18 192 (9.82%) Degree
19 191 (9.77%) JSON
20 185 (9.46%) Microsoft
21 176 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
22 167 (8.54%) Scrum
23 156 (7.98%) XML
24 153 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
25 148 (7.57%) Windows
26 139 (7.11%) Migration
27 129 (6.60%) Linux
28 124 (6.34%) SOA
28 124 (6.34%) Middleware
29 121 (6.19%) DevOps

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 88 (4.50%) Mule
2 74 (3.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 72 (3.68%) Oracle Service Bus
4 44 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 43 (2.20%) Apache Spark
6 34 (1.74%) CMS
7 26 (1.33%) Apache
8 20 (1.02%) Confluence
9 19 (0.97%) MS Exchange
9 19 (0.97%) nginx
10 15 (0.77%) IIS
11 12 (0.61%) Mule ESB
12 11 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.46%) Skype for Business
14 8 (0.41%) WinCC
15 7 (0.36%) Ethereum
15 7 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 92 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.56%) AutoCAD
7 10 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.36%) Windchill
9 4 (0.20%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.20%) RoboHelp
9 4 (0.20%) Snagit
10 3 (0.15%) Siemens NX
10 3 (0.15%) Simulink
10 3 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.10%) SPSS
11 2 (0.10%) Stata
12 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 61 (3.12%) Dynamics AX
2 52 (2.66%) SAP FI
3 51 (2.61%) SAP CO
4 50 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 36 (1.84%) Teamcenter
6 32 (1.64%) SAP MM
7 31 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
8 22 (1.13%) SAP PP
8 22 (1.13%) SAP SD
9 19 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
10 17 (0.87%) NetSuite
11 13 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
11 13 (0.66%) SAP ERP
12 12 (0.61%) Infor LN
12 12 (0.61%) SAP FSCM
12 12 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 12 (0.61%) SAP SRM
13 10 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
14 9 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
15 8 (0.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.64%) Office 365
4 27 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
5 24 (1.23%) GitHub
6 14 (0.72%) G Suite
7 11 (0.56%) IaaS
8 10 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.36%) SaaS
9 7 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 7 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 6 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.31%) Force.com
11 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.20%) AdWords
12 4 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.20%) PaaS
12 4 (0.20%) Route 53
12 4 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.30%) Firewall
2 40 (2.05%) VPN
3 39 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 38 (1.94%) DNS
5 34 (1.74%) LAN
5 34 (1.74%) WAN
6 22 (1.13%) DHCP
7 18 (0.92%) HTTP
8 17 (0.87%) SAN
9 16 (0.82%) Ethernet
10 15 (0.77%) SSL
10 15 (0.77%) Wireless
11 11 (0.56%) Skype
11 11 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (0.51%) Kerberos
12 10 (0.51%) VLAN
13 9 (0.46%) GPRS
13 9 (0.46%) GSM
13 9 (0.46%) Internet
13 9 (0.46%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.99%) Big Data
3 65 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
4 59 (3.02%) Hadoop
5 48 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 37 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 34 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 32 (1.64%) MySQL
9 28 (1.43%) SAP BW
9 28 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.18%) HBase
12 19 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
13 18 (0.92%) NoSQL
13 18 (0.92%) Power BI
13 18 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
15 15 (0.77%) SAP HANA
16 11 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 111 (5.68%) Maven
2 92 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 76 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 64 (3.27%) JIRA
5 47 (2.40%) Cucumber
6 27 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 25 (1.28%) Selenium
7 25 (1.28%) SoapUI
8 20 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
9 17 (0.87%) TeamCity
10 16 (0.82%) Artifactory
11 15 (0.77%) JUnit
12 14 (0.72%) Eclipse
12 14 (0.72%) IntelliJ
12 14 (0.72%) WebDriver
13 13 (0.66%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.61%) GitLab
14 12 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (0.56%) Grunt
General
1 991 (50.69%) Finance
2 791 (40.46%) Telecoms
3 784 (40.10%) Marketing
4 776 (39.69%) Electronics
5 89 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 89 (4.55%) Retail
6 87 (4.45%) Automotive
7 65 (3.32%) Aerospace
8 30 (1.53%) Banking
9 23 (1.18%) Advertising
10 20 (1.02%) Military
11 19 (0.97%) General Ledger
12 18 (0.92%) Legal
13 16 (0.82%) Publishing
14 8 (0.41%) German Language
15 7 (0.36%) Local Government
15 7 (0.36%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.31%) Billing
16 6 (0.31%) French Language
16 6 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 371 (18.98%) Developer
2 290 (14.83%) Analyst
3 251 (12.84%) Consultant
4 195 (9.97%) Project Manager
5 150 (7.67%) Business Analyst
6 126 (6.45%) Architect
7 103 (5.27%) SAP Consultant
8 83 (4.25%) Agile Developer
9 73 (3.73%) Senior Developer
10 71 (3.63%) Integration Developer
11 68 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
12 64 (3.27%) Java Developer
13 55 (2.81%) SOA Developer
14 49 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
15 41 (2.10%) .NET Developer
15 41 (2.10%) Functional Consultant
16 37 (1.89%) C# Developer
16 37 (1.89%) IT Manager
16 37 (1.89%) Lead Developer
16 37 (1.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (9.77%) JSON
2 156 (7.98%) XML
3 124 (6.34%) Middleware
4 120 (6.14%) .NET
5 103 (5.27%) HTML
6 101 (5.17%) XSLT
7 97 (4.96%) Web Services
8 96 (4.91%) Swagger
8 96 (4.91%) WireMock
9 92 (4.71%) SOAP
10 89 (4.55%) Apache Camel
11 81 (4.14%) CSS
12 77 (3.94%) RESTful
13 70 (3.58%) REST
14 68 (3.48%) AngularJS
15 53 (2.71%) ASP.NET
16 44 (2.25%) jQuery
16 44 (2.25%) Node.js
16 44 (2.25%) Spring
17 41 (2.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 176 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (3.38%) FMCG
4 57 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 50 (2.56%) Life Science
7 44 (2.25%) User Experience
8 37 (1.89%) PMI
9 28 (1.43%) NHS
10 25 (1.28%) Data Centre
11 23 (1.18%) SCADA
12 22 (1.13%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 19 (0.97%) Fintech
14 17 (0.87%) Algorithms
15 14 (0.72%) Mobile App
16 13 (0.66%) PKI
17 11 (0.56%) iPhone
18 10 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
19 9 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 148 (7.57%) Windows
2 129 (6.60%) Linux
3 56 (2.86%) Unix
4 54 (2.76%) Windows 7
5 43 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 37 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (1.79%) Windows 10
8 32 (1.64%) Android
9 24 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 22 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.51%) Solaris
13 10 (0.51%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.46%) Windows Phone
15 8 (0.41%) AIX
16 6 (0.31%) HPUX
16 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.31%) VxWorks
17 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (42.05%) Programme Management
2 802 (41.02%) Business Intelligence
3 754 (38.57%) Digital Marketing
4 513 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (11.20%) Project Management
6 217 (11.10%) TDD
7 205 (10.49%) ERP
8 167 (8.54%) Scrum
9 139 (7.11%) Migration
10 124 (6.34%) SOA
11 121 (6.19%) DevOps
12 109 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 97 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
14 85 (4.35%) Analytics
14 85 (4.35%) MVC
15 83 (4.25%) Business Analysis
15 83 (4.25%) Change Management
16 82 (4.19%) PRINCE2
17 80 (4.09%) Configuration Management
18 74 (3.79%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 209 (10.69%) Java
2 197 (10.08%) SQL
3 116 (5.93%) JavaScript
4 106 (5.42%) C#
5 96 (4.91%) XPath
6 93 (4.76%) Python
7 35 (1.79%) C
8 32 (1.64%) C++
9 26 (1.33%) Shell Script
9 26 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 25 (1.28%) PHP
11 23 (1.18%) PL/SQL
11 23 (1.18%) PowerShell
12 22 (1.13%) Ruby
13 16 (0.82%) VB
14 14 (0.72%) X++
15 13 (0.66%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.61%) ABAP
16 12 (0.61%) R
16 12 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 305 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 229 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 192 (9.82%) Degree
4 60 (3.07%) PMI Certification
5 59 (3.02%) PMP
6 55 (2.81%) DV Cleared
7 31 (1.59%) Master's Degree
8 24 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (0.87%) HND
12 16 (0.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 15 (0.77%) ISEB
13 15 (0.77%) MCSE
13 15 (0.77%) SAP Certification
14 13 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
14 13 (0.66%) CISSP
15 11 (0.56%) CISM
15 11 (0.56%) IIBA
15 11 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.35%) QA
2 36 (1.84%) PMO
3 34 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.13%) SLA
5 20 (1.02%) GDPR
6 17 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.77%) GMP
7 15 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.72%) GxP
9 12 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 11 (0.56%) GAMP
11 10 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.51%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.26%) PSD2
13 4 (0.20%) COBIT
13 4 (0.20%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.20%) EMIR
13 4 (0.20%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 72 (3.68%) Active Directory
2 65 (3.32%) Docker
3 35 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.51%) HDFS
8 9 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.41%) vSphere
10 5 (0.26%) Firmware
11 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.20%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.15%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.15%) KVM
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.15%) XenApp
12 3 (0.15%) XenServer
13 2 (0.10%) Oracle Clusterware
13 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 71 (3.63%) Puppet
2 62 (3.17%) Ansible
3 48 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (2.10%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.13%) SCCM
6 19 (0.97%) Terraform
7 17 (0.87%) AirWatch
7 17 (0.87%) logstash
8 16 (0.82%) Kibana
8 16 (0.82%) MOM
9 10 (0.51%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.41%) Grafana
10 8 (0.41%) Salt
11 7 (0.36%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.26%) FlexNet
13 5 (0.26%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.26%) WSUS
14 4 (0.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 4 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1060 (54.22%) SAP
2 210 (10.74%) Oracle
3 185 (9.46%) Microsoft
4 74 (3.79%) WSO2
5 69 (3.53%) VMware
6 39 (1.99%) Cisco
7 35 (1.79%) IBM
8 33 (1.69%) Google
9 32 (1.64%) Siemens
10 30 (1.53%) JD Edwards
11 24 (1.23%) HP
12 21 (1.07%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (0.97%) Cognos
14 19 (0.97%) Tableau
15 17 (0.87%) Infor
16 15 (0.77%) Red Hat
17 14 (0.72%) Sage
18 13 (0.66%) Adobe
18 13 (0.66%) Citrix