Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 155 169
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 +19
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,239 638 1,481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.74% 1.62%
As % of the General category 3.26% 3.32% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 391 960
10th Percentile £350 £286 £226
25th Percentile £441 £413 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £513 £475
% change year-on-year -3.41% +7.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 31 61
10th Percentile £13.50 £17.00 £12.25
25th Percentile £19.44 £19.49 £15.25
Median hourly rate £39.78 £26.15 £27.00
Median % change year-on-year +52.10% -3.15% -18.18%
75th Percentile £52.85 £45.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £58.80 £55.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.15 £27.50
% change year-on-year +37.67% -4.91% -17.02%

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 38,039 19,203 47,916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.01% 52.27% 52.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,445 12,687 31,077
10th Percentile £306 £263 £275
25th Percentile £405 £385 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £595 £575
90th Percentile £700 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,301 722 1,460
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.36 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.40 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.36
Median % change year-on-year -4.88% +5.89% +6.81%
75th Percentile £40.00 £40.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.85 £18.00
% change year-on-year -11.84% +10.28% +3.93%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -2 1,025 £525 - 1,251
UK excluding London -28 524 £495 -3.41% 1,250
Work from Home -58 407 £514 -0.72% 120
London +33 401 £550 +4.76% 124
South West -12 121 £500 -4.76% 161
North of England +2 120 £500 +3.09% 298
South East -30 117 £600 +33.04% 205
North West +1 92 £500 - 151
Midlands -13 79 £413 -13.16% 305
East of England -3 52 £481 -1.28% 160
East Midlands +18 50 £383 +7.75% 147
Scotland -39 32 £425 -8.85% 69
West Midlands -41 27 £463 -2.63% 158
Yorkshire -16 19 £525 +17.98% 111
North East -2 9 £600 +54.84% 36
Northern Ireland -4 3 £500 +42.86% 6
Wales -12 2 £538 +43.33% 50

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 660 (53.27%) SAP
2 598 (48.26%) Finance
3 447 (36.08%) Business Intelligence
4 445 (35.92%) Programme Management
5 443 (35.75%) Electronics
6 440 (35.51%) Public Sector
7 437 (35.27%) Telecoms
8 433 (34.95%) Marketing
9 421 (33.98%) Digital Marketing
10 307 (24.78%) Social Skills
11 244 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
12 168 (13.56%) ERP
13 162 (13.08%) Azure
14 153 (12.35%) Security Cleared
15 138 (11.14%) Migration
16 131 (10.57%) SC Cleared
17 124 (10.01%) Microsoft
18 123 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
19 117 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
20 110 (8.88%) Project Management
21 109 (8.80%) Oracle
22 100 (8.07%) Degree
23 95 (7.67%) Java
24 94 (7.59%) SQL
25 90 (7.26%) SAP S/4HANA
26 87 (7.02%) DevOps
26 87 (7.02%) Windows
27 86 (6.94%) AWS
28 80 (6.46%) Data Migration
29 78 (6.30%) JavaScript

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 22 (1.78%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (0.81%) Confluence
4 8 (0.65%) CMS
5 5 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.40%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.32%) Apache
7 3 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.16%) Liferay
8 2 (0.16%) nginx
8 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.081%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.081%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.081%) MTS
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 44 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.65%) PTC Creo
7 7 (0.56%) Siemens NX
7 7 (0.56%) Windchill
8 3 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.16%) InVision
9 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.16%) Sketch
9 2 (0.16%) Solid Edge
9 2 (0.16%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.081%) CATIA
10 1 (0.081%) Figma
10 1 (0.081%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 90 (7.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 36 (2.91%) Teamcenter
3 25 (2.02%) NetSuite
4 17 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (1.37%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 17 (1.37%) SAP PP
5 15 (1.21%) Oracle SCM
5 15 (1.21%) SAP FI
6 13 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
6 13 (1.05%) SAP CO
6 13 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
7 12 (0.97%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.97%) SAP MM
8 10 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (0.81%) Magento
8 10 (0.81%) SAP IBP
9 9 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.56%) iTrent
10 7 (0.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 162 (13.08%) Azure
2 86 (6.94%) AWS
3 57 (4.60%) IaaS
4 53 (4.28%) Microsoft 365
5 48 (3.87%) PaaS
6 41 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
7 40 (3.23%) SaaS
8 37 (2.99%) Power Platform
9 32 (2.58%) GCP
10 26 (2.10%) Amazon EKS
11 24 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
12 23 (1.86%) GitHub
13 9 (0.73%) PowerApps
14 8 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
14 8 (0.65%) Azure Logic Apps
15 6 (0.48%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 5 (0.40%) Boomi
16 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.50%) Firewall
2 23 (1.86%) Network Security
3 20 (1.61%) VPN
4 18 (1.45%) HTTP
5 15 (1.21%) DNS
5 15 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (1.05%) LAN
6 13 (1.05%) Wireless
7 10 (0.81%) Internet
7 10 (0.81%) WAN
8 8 (0.65%) DHCP
9 7 (0.56%) VoIP
10 6 (0.48%) PBX
11 5 (0.40%) SAN
11 5 (0.40%) VLAN
12 4 (0.32%) Intranet
13 2 (0.16%) ISDN
13 2 (0.16%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.16%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.47%) Metadata
2 41 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 35 (2.82%) Metadata Repository
4 34 (2.74%) Power BI
5 23 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.21%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.13%) Electronic Patient Records
10 12 (0.97%) Pentaho
11 9 (0.73%) Data Lake
12 8 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.56%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.56%) QlikView
14 6 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
14 6 (0.48%) SAP BW
14 6 (0.48%) Tableau
15 5 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 65 (5.25%) Git (software)
2 51 (4.12%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.34%) JIRA
4 14 (1.13%) Subversion
5 13 (1.05%) Gradle
6 10 (0.81%) JUnit
7 9 (0.73%) GitLab
8 8 (0.65%) Postman
9 7 (0.56%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.48%) Android Studio
10 6 (0.48%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.48%) Calabash
10 6 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.48%) Xcode
11 4 (0.32%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.32%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.24%) git-flow
12 3 (0.24%) JMeter
12 3 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
General
1 598 (48.26%) Finance
2 443 (35.75%) Electronics
3 440 (35.51%) Public Sector
4 437 (35.27%) Telecoms
5 433 (34.95%) Marketing
6 307 (24.78%) Social Skills
7 117 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (5.49%) Retail
9 54 (4.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 41 (3.31%) Presentation Skills
11 37 (2.99%) Aerospace
12 20 (1.61%) Automotive
13 16 (1.29%) Legal
14 14 (1.13%) Influencing Skills
15 13 (1.05%) Publishing
16 9 (0.73%) Law
17 8 (0.65%) Banking
17 8 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
17 8 (0.65%) French Language
18 4 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 214 (17.27%) Consultant
2 168 (13.56%) Developer
3 160 (12.91%) Architect
4 145 (11.70%) Analyst
5 136 (10.98%) Project Manager
6 75 (6.05%) Business Analyst
7 74 (5.97%) SAP Consultant
8 57 (4.60%) Data Architect
8 57 (4.60%) Functional Consultant
8 57 (4.60%) Java Developer
9 45 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
10 43 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
11 34 (2.74%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
12 33 (2.66%) IT Manager
13 31 (2.50%) SAP Manager
14 30 (2.42%) Programme Manager
14 30 (2.42%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 27 (2.18%) Data Consultant
15 27 (2.18%) Oracle Consultant
16 26 (2.10%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.87%) HTML
2 37 (2.99%) Spring
3 35 (2.82%) CSS
3 35 (2.82%) React
4 34 (2.74%) Node.js
4 34 (2.74%) XML
5 33 (2.66%) JSON
6 30 (2.42%) .NET
7 28 (2.26%) Web Services
8 22 (1.78%) Kafka
9 17 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
10 16 (1.29%) AngularJS
11 15 (1.21%) REST
11 15 (1.21%) RESTful
11 15 (1.21%) Ruby on Rails
12 13 (1.05%) Spring Boot
13 11 (0.89%) ASP.NET
13 11 (0.89%) GraphQL
14 10 (0.81%) .NET Core
14 10 (0.81%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.25%) Management Information System
2 57 (4.60%) NHS
3 31 (2.50%) FMCG
4 26 (2.10%) Public Cloud
5 21 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (1.69%) User Experience
6 17 (1.37%) Legacy Systems
7 14 (1.13%) Life Science
7 14 (1.13%) Social Media
8 13 (1.05%) Algorithms
8 13 (1.05%) Cloud Native
9 12 (0.97%) Data Centre
10 9 (0.73%) PMI
11 8 (0.65%) AS400
11 8 (0.65%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.56%) LIMS
13 6 (0.48%) Animation
13 6 (0.48%) Internet of Things
13 6 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (7.02%) Windows
2 69 (5.57%) Linux
3 25 (2.02%) Android
4 24 (1.94%) Unix
5 22 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.53%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.21%) Mac OS X
8 14 (1.13%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (0.65%) Solaris
11 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.24%) CentOS
15 2 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (36.08%) Business Intelligence
2 445 (35.92%) Programme Management
3 421 (33.98%) Digital Marketing
4 244 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (13.56%) ERP
6 138 (11.14%) Migration
7 123 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 110 (8.88%) Project Management
9 87 (7.02%) DevOps
10 80 (6.46%) Data Migration
11 78 (6.30%) TDD
12 76 (6.13%) Logistics
13 73 (5.89%) Software Engineering
14 72 (5.81%) Analytics
15 67 (5.41%) Data Modelling
16 65 (5.25%) Change Management
17 63 (5.08%) Data Architecture
18 62 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
19 59 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 58 (4.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 95 (7.67%) Java
2 94 (7.59%) SQL
3 78 (6.30%) JavaScript
4 75 (6.05%) Python
5 28 (2.26%) Kotlin
6 25 (2.02%) Bash Shell
7 23 (1.86%) Perl
8 21 (1.69%) TypeScript
9 19 (1.53%) C#
10 18 (1.45%) Java 8
11 17 (1.37%) C++
12 16 (1.29%) C
12 16 (1.29%) R
12 16 (1.29%) Ruby
13 13 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.89%) PowerShell
15 9 (0.73%) ABAP
16 8 (0.65%) PHP
17 7 (0.56%) Apple Swift
17 7 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 153 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 131 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 100 (8.07%) Degree
4 30 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.21%) PMI Certification
6 14 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.05%) CISSP
7 13 (1.05%) PMP
8 8 (0.65%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.48%) SAP Certification
11 5 (0.40%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.40%) HNC
12 4 (0.32%) APMP
12 4 (0.32%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.32%) CISM
12 4 (0.32%) HND
12 4 (0.32%) MCAD
12 4 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.68%) Data Quality
2 43 (3.47%) QA
3 19 (1.53%) PMO
4 18 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.21%) GDPR
6 14 (1.13%) NIST
7 12 (0.97%) GMP
8 9 (0.73%) SLA
9 7 (0.56%) GRC
9 7 (0.56%) GxP
9 7 (0.56%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.48%) RMADS
11 5 (0.40%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.32%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.32%) NCSC
13 3 (0.24%) Accessibility
13 3 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.24%) P3O
13 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.82%) Docker
3 5 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.16%) Firmware
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.081%) vSphere
5 1 (0.081%) XenApp
5 1 (0.081%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (3.39%) Kubernetes
2 38 (3.07%) Terraform
3 29 (2.34%) Ansible
4 23 (1.86%) Rancher
5 20 (1.61%) Istio
6 18 (1.45%) Kibana
6 18 (1.45%) Prometheus
7 17 (1.37%) Consul
7 17 (1.37%) Fluentd
7 17 (1.37%) Grafana
7 17 (1.37%) logstash
7 17 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (1.37%) SCCM
8 11 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.32%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.24%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 660 (53.27%) SAP
2 124 (10.01%) Microsoft
3 109 (8.80%) Oracle
4 38 (3.07%) Ariba
5 33 (2.66%) Siemens
6 32 (2.58%) Google
7 29 (2.34%) Sparx
8 28 (2.26%) Remedy
8 28 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (2.18%) IFS
10 19 (1.53%) Splunk
11 17 (1.37%) AppDynamics
11 17 (1.37%) Cisco
12 16 (1.29%) CA Agile Central
12 16 (1.29%) VMware
13 15 (1.21%) CA
14 14 (1.13%) Concur
15 12 (0.97%) Infor
15 12 (0.97%) ServiceNow
16 10 (0.81%) Samsung