Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 155 178
Rank change year-on-year +26 +23 -45
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 637 1,482 1,645
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 1.76% 1.59%
As % of the General category 4.76% 4.55% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 1,016 1,072
Median daily rate £525 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +4.11% -0.82%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £226
90th Percentile £645 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £445
% change year-on-year +7.89% +6.74% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 73 121
Median hourly rate £26.00 £23.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.64% -32.86% -
10th Percentile £17.84 £14.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.00 £54.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -19.64% -20.00% +6.87%

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 13,395 32,578 41,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.64% 38.64% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,602 20,859 27,103
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £290 £291
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 974 1,160
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.87 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.60% +3.43% -5.37%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.76 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.75 £21.05 £20.08
% change year-on-year +8.10% +4.83% -10.78%

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 26 October 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 26 October 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 26 October 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 +37 577 £525 +10.53% 579
UK excluding London +2 351 £513 +7.89% 586
London +116 204 £525 +5.00% 59
Work from Home -39 138 £525 +19.32% 55
South West +16 105 £525 +5.00% 83
South East +69 100 £425 +6.25% 96
North of England +14 56 £500 +5.26% 134
North West +17 49 £525 +5.00% 67
Midlands -13 39 £375 -23.08% 121
East of England +17 31 £455 -13.33% 87
West Midlands -18 21 £438 -12.50% 66
East Midlands +2 18 £368 -18.33% 55
Scotland +46 11 £513 +28.13% 36
Wales +29 9 £442 -1.86% 24
Yorkshire +36 6 £450 -2.70% 53
Northern Ireland -2 3 £350 -31.57% 6
North East +25 1 - - 14

For the 6 months to 26 October 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.

1 403 (63.27%) SAP
2 382 (59.97%) Finance
3 339 (53.22%) Business Intelligence
4 333 (52.28%) Telecoms
5 331 (51.96%) Public Sector
6 330 (51.81%) Programme Management
6 330 (51.81%) Marketing
7 323 (50.71%) Electronics
8 321 (50.39%) Digital Marketing
9 146 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
10 137 (21.51%) Security Cleared
11 95 (14.91%) SC Cleared
12 90 (14.13%) Microsoft
13 66 (10.36%) Project Management
13 66 (10.36%) Java
14 64 (10.05%) Oracle
14 64 (10.05%) Azure
15 55 (8.63%) Windows
16 53 (8.32%) SQL
17 52 (8.16%) Degree
18 51 (8.01%) Migration
19 47 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 47 (7.38%) Web Services
20 46 (7.22%) ERP
20 46 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
21 45 (7.06%) DevOps
22 44 (6.91%) JSON
22 44 (6.91%) XML
23 42 (6.59%) JavaScript
23 42 (6.59%) Python

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 24 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (3.45%) Mule
2 22 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
2 22 (3.45%) Red Hat Fuse
2 22 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.73%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.73%) Confluence
4 4 (0.63%) CMS
4 4 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.63%) nginx
5 3 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.47%) IIS
5 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.31%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.31%) Predix
6 2 (0.31%) ThingWorx
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.47%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.31%) Windchill
7 1 (0.16%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.16%) Blender
7 1 (0.16%) Figma
7 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Maya
7 1 (0.16%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.16%) Revit
7 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 23 (3.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.88%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.26%) Teamcenter
5 7 (1.10%) SAP APO
5 7 (1.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.94%) SAP SCM
7 5 (0.78%) SAP Travel Management
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.63%) SAP PP
8 4 (0.63%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.47%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.47%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.47%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.47%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.47%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 64 (10.05%) Azure
2 42 (6.59%) AWS
3 37 (5.81%) Office 365
4 24 (3.77%) Power Platform
5 19 (2.98%) SaaS
6 13 (2.04%) PaaS
7 10 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.41%) Amazon EKS
9 8 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (1.10%) GCP
10 7 (1.10%) IaaS
11 5 (0.78%) Power Automate
11 5 (0.78%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.63%) GitHub
12 4 (0.63%) Logic Apps
13 3 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.47%) Route 53
13 3 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.35%) Firewall
2 14 (2.20%) HTTP
3 12 (1.88%) DNS
4 8 (1.26%) Internet
5 7 (1.10%) VoIP
5 7 (1.10%) VPN
6 5 (0.78%) DHCP
6 5 (0.78%) LAN
6 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.78%) VSAN
6 5 (0.78%) WAN
7 4 (0.63%) Skype
7 4 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.63%) Wireless
8 3 (0.47%) Network Security
9 2 (0.31%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.31%) DMVPN
9 2 (0.31%) DMZ
9 2 (0.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.24%) Big Data
2 16 (2.51%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.35%) Power BI
4 10 (1.57%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.41%) SAP HANA
5 9 (1.41%) Tableau
6 8 (1.26%) Data Lake
7 7 (1.10%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.78%) MySQL
9 5 (0.78%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.63%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.63%) Electronic Patient Records
10 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.63%) Spark SQL
11 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.98%) Maven
3 15 (2.35%) JIRA
4 12 (1.88%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.26%) GitLab
6 7 (1.10%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.78%) ER Studio
7 5 (0.78%) ERwin
7 5 (0.78%) LabVIEW
8 4 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.47%) Mockito
9 3 (0.47%) Selenium
9 3 (0.47%) Subversion
10 2 (0.31%) Gradle
10 2 (0.31%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.31%) webpack
General
1 382 (59.97%) Finance
2 333 (52.28%) Telecoms
3 331 (51.96%) Public Sector
4 330 (51.81%) Marketing
5 323 (50.71%) Electronics
6 37 (5.81%) Retail
7 34 (5.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (2.51%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.88%) Automotive
10 8 (1.26%) French Language
10 8 (1.26%) Law
10 8 (1.26%) Legal
11 6 (0.94%) Military
12 5 (0.78%) Billing
13 4 (0.63%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.63%) Local Government
13 4 (0.63%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.47%) Banking
14 3 (0.47%) German Language
14 3 (0.47%) Police
Job Titles
1 95 (14.91%) Architect
2 90 (14.13%) Developer
3 70 (10.99%) Analyst
4 63 (9.89%) Consultant
5 50 (7.85%) Project Manager
6 48 (7.54%) Java Developer
7 40 (6.28%) Business Analyst
8 29 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
9 26 (4.08%) Integration Developer
10 22 (3.45%) Data Architect
10 22 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 20 (3.14%) SAP Architect
11 20 (3.14%) Senior Java Developer
12 19 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
13 18 (2.83%) Senior Integration Developer
14 16 (2.51%) IT Manager
15 15 (2.35%) SAP Consultant
16 14 (2.20%) Data Analyst
16 14 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
16 14 (2.20%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.38%) Web Services
2 44 (6.91%) JSON
2 44 (6.91%) XML
3 39 (6.12%) SOAP
4 38 (5.97%) Middleware
4 38 (5.97%) RESTful
5 34 (5.34%) XSLT
6 24 (3.77%) Apache Camel
7 22 (3.45%) HTML
7 22 (3.45%) Node.js
8 17 (2.67%) Swagger
8 17 (2.67%) WireMock
9 14 (2.20%) CSS
10 11 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (1.73%) Kafka
10 11 (1.73%) React
10 11 (1.73%) Spring
11 10 (1.57%) .NET
11 10 (1.57%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.18%) NHS
3 29 (4.55%) FMCG
4 25 (3.92%) Life Science
5 24 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.83%) User Experience
7 15 (2.35%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.35%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.41%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.26%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.94%) PMI
10 6 (0.94%) Social Media
11 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.78%) PKI
12 4 (0.63%) EPoS
12 4 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (0.63%) Replication
12 4 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 55 (8.63%) Windows
2 37 (5.81%) Linux
3 20 (3.14%) Windows 10
4 18 (2.83%) Android
5 15 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.88%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.57%) Unix
8 5 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.31%) Solaris
10 2 (0.31%) SUSE
10 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.16%) HPUX
11 1 (0.16%) MVS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (53.22%) Business Intelligence
2 330 (51.81%) Programme Management
3 321 (50.39%) Digital Marketing
4 146 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (10.36%) Project Management
6 51 (8.01%) Migration
7 47 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (7.22%) ERP
9 45 (7.06%) DevOps
10 41 (6.44%) TDD
11 39 (6.12%) Analytics
12 38 (5.97%) Data Modelling
12 38 (5.97%) SOA
13 37 (5.81%) Cybersecurity
14 35 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (4.71%) Change Management
16 27 (4.24%) Risk Management
16 27 (4.24%) Validation
17 26 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (4.08%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 66 (10.36%) Java
2 53 (8.32%) SQL
3 42 (6.59%) JavaScript
3 42 (6.59%) Python
4 31 (4.87%) XPath
5 18 (2.83%) C#
6 16 (2.51%) C
7 13 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.41%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.26%) Perl
10 6 (0.94%) C++
10 6 (0.94%) Java 8
11 5 (0.78%) ABAP
11 5 (0.78%) R
11 5 (0.78%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.47%) Ada
12 3 (0.47%) Groovy
12 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 137 (21.51%) Security Cleared
2 95 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 52 (8.16%) Degree
4 39 (6.12%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.73%) CISSP
7 8 (1.26%) HND
7 8 (1.26%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.10%) HNC
8 7 (1.10%) MCAD
9 5 (0.78%) CCNP
9 5 (0.78%) PMP
10 4 (0.63%) APMP
10 4 (0.63%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.63%) CCIE
10 4 (0.63%) CCNA
11 3 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.67%) QA
2 16 (2.51%) PMO
3 12 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.73%) JSP 440
4 11 (1.73%) SLA
5 10 (1.57%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.10%) GDPR
6 7 (1.10%) NIST
7 6 (0.94%) RMADS
8 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.47%) GMP
9 3 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.47%) NCSC
9 3 (0.47%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.31%) GxP
10 2 (0.31%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.31%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.31%) Section 508
System Software
1 19 (2.98%) Docker
2 16 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.10%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.47%) vSphere
7 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.31%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.16%) Firmware
8 1 (0.16%) iptables
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (3.61%) Terraform
2 20 (3.14%) Kubernetes
3 17 (2.67%) Ansible
4 10 (1.57%) Prometheus
5 9 (1.41%) Kibana
5 9 (1.41%) logstash
5 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (1.41%) Rancher
6 8 (1.26%) Consul
6 8 (1.26%) Grafana
6 8 (1.26%) SCCM
7 7 (1.10%) Istio
7 7 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.94%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.78%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.78%) Fluentd
10 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.63%) Puppet
11 2 (0.31%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 403 (63.27%) SAP
2 90 (14.13%) Microsoft
3 64 (10.05%) Oracle
4 22 (3.45%) WSO2
5 16 (2.51%) VMware
6 14 (2.20%) Talend
7 12 (1.88%) Cisco
7 12 (1.88%) Splunk
8 10 (1.57%) Remedy
8 10 (1.57%) Sparx
9 9 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.41%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.41%) Teradata
10 8 (1.26%) BiZZdesign
11 6 (0.94%) AppDynamics
11 6 (0.94%) Google
11 6 (0.94%) Infor
12 5 (0.78%) Adobe
12 5 (0.78%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.78%) CheckPoint