Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 129 182
Rank change year-on-year -50 +53 -17
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,577 1,871 1,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.95% 1.42%
As % of the General category 4.07% 4.94% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 1,165 958
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £256 £246 £245
90th Percentile £641 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% +16.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 130 108
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +23.33% -0.66%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.50 £12.43
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.13 £53.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -2.66%

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 38,708 37,850 41,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.16% 39.45% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,217 24,780 27,139
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 894 969
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -8.87% +10.00%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -53 1,455 £475 +5.56% 886
UK excluding London -32 1,195 £450 +3.45% 847
London -102 297 £505 +1.00% 113
North of England -34 247 £439 +3.24% 198
Midlands -39 228 £464 +9.12% 197
East of England +16 221 £525 +2.44% 103
South East -22 212 £425 -5.56% 154
South West -5 207 £425 +1.19% 119
North West -3 162 £425 +6.25% 112
West Midlands -38 117 £500 +17.65% 131
East Midlands -26 100 £425 - 66
Yorkshire -60 62 £440 -2.22% 60
Scotland -15 56 £469 -6.25% 46
North East -8 23 £425 +29.28% 26
Wales -13 16 £556 +39.06% 25
Northern Ireland +18 6 £488 +39.29% 5

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 739 (46.86%) Finance
2 683 (43.31%) SAP
3 484 (30.69%) Programme Management
4 476 (30.18%) Business Intelligence
5 473 (29.99%) Telecoms
6 432 (27.39%) Electronics
7 422 (26.76%) Marketing
8 399 (25.30%) Digital Marketing
9 358 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
10 217 (13.76%) Security Cleared
11 182 (11.54%) SC Cleared
12 180 (11.41%) Microsoft
13 164 (10.40%) Project Management
14 160 (10.15%) Oracle
15 152 (9.64%) SQL
16 147 (9.32%) Windows
16 147 (9.32%) ERP
17 144 (9.13%) Java
18 141 (8.94%) Retail
19 139 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
19 139 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
20 126 (7.99%) Degree
21 117 (7.42%) TDD
22 116 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
23 115 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
24 112 (7.10%) Logistics
25 110 (6.98%) Scrum
26 109 (6.91%) Web Services
27 104 (6.59%) Migration
28 98 (6.21%) Automotive

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 52 (3.30%) Mule
2 48 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 47 (2.98%) Oracle Service Bus
4 34 (2.16%) SharePoint
5 20 (1.27%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.76%) Apache
7 11 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.63%) Confluence
8 10 (0.63%) IBM Notes
9 9 (0.57%) SAS
10 6 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.32%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.25%) CMS
12 4 (0.25%) nginx
12 4 (0.25%) Quickr
12 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 65 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.14%) AutoCAD
5 11 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.51%) Windchill
8 7 (0.44%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.38%) CATIA
9 6 (0.38%) Siemens NX
10 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.25%) OrCAD
10 4 (0.25%) Simulink
10 4 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.19%) FreeHand
11 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.13%) SketchUp
13 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.063%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 44 (2.79%) Dynamics AX
2 29 (1.84%) SAP PP
3 26 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 23 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
5 20 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 16 (1.01%) SAP ERP
8 15 (0.95%) SAP FI
9 14 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
9 14 (0.89%) Sage X3
10 13 (0.82%) NetSuite
10 13 (0.82%) SAP MM
11 12 (0.76%) Sage 200
11 12 (0.76%) Teamcenter
12 11 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
12 11 (0.70%) SAP CO
12 11 (0.70%) SAP EWM
13 10 (0.63%) SAP APO
13 10 (0.63%) SAP SCM
13 10 (0.63%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 79 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.66%) Office 365
4 31 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (1.14%) SaaS
6 15 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.82%) PaaS
8 8 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 4 (0.25%) Serverless
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.19%) FinancialForce
11 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.19%) IaaS
11 3 (0.19%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.19%) npm
11 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.60%) Firewall
2 35 (2.22%) Internet
3 21 (1.33%) DNS
4 20 (1.27%) VPN
5 19 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.01%) Ethernet
6 16 (1.01%) LAN
7 12 (0.76%) WAN
8 11 (0.70%) SSL
9 8 (0.51%) FTP
9 8 (0.51%) HTTP
9 8 (0.51%) Skype
10 7 (0.44%) NAS
10 7 (0.44%) SMTP
11 6 (0.38%) DHCP
12 5 (0.32%) SAN
13 4 (0.25%) BGP
13 4 (0.25%) OSPF
13 4 (0.25%) Wireless
14 3 (0.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (5.71%) Big Data
2 67 (4.25%) SQL Server
3 51 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (1.52%) Power BI
5 22 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 21 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 18 (1.14%) SAP BW
8 18 (1.14%) SAP HANA
9 17 (1.08%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
11 15 (0.95%) Data Mining
12 13 (0.82%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.82%) PowerCenter
13 11 (0.70%) MS Access
13 11 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.63%) MySQL
15 9 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 54 (3.42%) Maven
2 41 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 39 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 35 (2.22%) JIRA
5 22 (1.40%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (0.82%) SoapUI
8 12 (0.76%) GitLab
9 10 (0.63%) Selenium
9 10 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.57%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.57%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.57%) LabVIEW
10 9 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.51%) Artifactory
11 8 (0.51%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.44%) PyCharm
12 7 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.38%) JUnit
13 6 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 739 (46.86%) Finance
2 473 (29.99%) Telecoms
3 432 (27.39%) Electronics
4 422 (26.76%) Marketing
5 141 (8.94%) Retail
6 98 (6.21%) Automotive
7 54 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 34 (2.16%) Advertising
9 32 (2.03%) Aerospace
10 21 (1.33%) Military
11 14 (0.89%) Legal
12 12 (0.76%) German Language
13 11 (0.70%) French Language
14 8 (0.51%) Law
15 7 (0.44%) Billing
16 6 (0.38%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.38%) Publishing
17 5 (0.32%) Back Office
18 4 (0.25%) Avionics
18 4 (0.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 254 (16.11%) Developer
2 245 (15.54%) Analyst
3 185 (11.73%) Consultant
4 131 (8.31%) Architect
5 125 (7.93%) Project Manager
6 115 (7.29%) Business Analyst
7 82 (5.20%) SAP Consultant
8 57 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
9 52 (3.30%) Software Engineer
10 46 (2.92%) Senior Developer
11 40 (2.54%) Integration Developer
12 35 (2.22%) IT Manager
13 34 (2.16%) SAP Architect
14 32 (2.03%) Support Engineer
15 31 (1.97%) DevOps Engineer
16 30 (1.90%) .NET Developer
16 30 (1.90%) Java Developer
16 30 (1.90%) SOA Developer
17 29 (1.84%) SAP Solutions Architect
18 27 (1.71%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (6.91%) Web Services
2 94 (5.96%) RESTful
2 94 (5.96%) SOAP
3 89 (5.64%) XML
4 79 (5.01%) Middleware
5 68 (4.31%) JSON
6 65 (4.12%) .NET
7 60 (3.80%) AngularJS
8 58 (3.68%) HTML
9 56 (3.55%) CSS
10 51 (3.23%) Apache Camel
11 44 (2.79%) XSLT
12 43 (2.73%) REST
13 33 (2.09%) Swagger
13 33 (2.09%) WireMock
14 30 (1.90%) jQuery
15 28 (1.78%) ASP.NET
16 21 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
17 20 (1.27%) Spring
18 18 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (4.57%) Life Science
4 47 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.28%) FMCG
7 34 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (2.09%) User Experience
9 26 (1.65%) Data Centre
10 21 (1.33%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.14%) NHS
12 15 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.95%) SCADA
13 13 (0.82%) PMI
14 12 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.70%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 9 (0.57%) LIMS
16 9 (0.57%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 147 (9.32%) Windows
2 92 (5.83%) Linux
3 44 (2.79%) Unix
4 38 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 33 (2.09%) Windows 7
7 25 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.89%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.51%) Android
10 8 (0.51%) Solaris
11 7 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.32%) CentOS
13 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.25%) VMS
14 4 (0.25%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (30.69%) Programme Management
2 476 (30.18%) Business Intelligence
3 399 (25.30%) Digital Marketing
4 358 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
5 164 (10.40%) Project Management
6 147 (9.32%) ERP
7 139 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
8 117 (7.42%) TDD
9 115 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 112 (7.10%) Logistics
11 110 (6.98%) Scrum
12 104 (6.59%) Migration
13 95 (6.02%) SOA
14 81 (5.14%) DevOps
15 72 (4.57%) Software Engineering
16 68 (4.31%) Business Analysis
17 63 (3.99%) Cybersecurity
18 62 (3.93%) Test Automation
19 61 (3.87%) Analytics
20 55 (3.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 152 (9.64%) SQL
2 144 (9.13%) Java
3 98 (6.21%) C#
4 82 (5.20%) JavaScript
5 66 (4.19%) Python
6 38 (2.41%) C++
6 38 (2.41%) XPath
7 35 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 28 (1.78%) Java 8
9 26 (1.65%) PL/SQL
10 25 (1.59%) ABAP
11 24 (1.52%) R
12 23 (1.46%) C
13 19 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 17 (1.08%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.08%) VBA
15 14 (0.89%) Ruby
16 13 (0.82%) PHP
16 13 (0.82%) VB
17 11 (0.70%) Ada
Qualifications
1 217 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 182 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 126 (7.99%) Degree
4 19 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 18 (1.14%) HNC
6 16 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (0.95%) PMP
8 14 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.63%) HND
9 10 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
10 9 (0.57%) BC Cleared
10 9 (0.57%) MCP
11 8 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.44%) CCNA
12 7 (0.44%) ISEB
12 7 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.79%) Data Quality
2 39 (2.47%) QA
3 32 (2.03%) PMO
4 21 (1.33%) SLA
5 17 (1.08%) GDPR
6 9 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.44%) DO-254
8 7 (0.44%) GCP
8 7 (0.44%) ISO 13485
8 7 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.32%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.32%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.25%) GAMP
11 4 (0.25%) GMP
11 4 (0.25%) HL7
11 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 64 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.16%) Docker
3 28 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.51%) vSphere
8 7 (0.44%) Firmware
8 7 (0.44%) XenApp
9 5 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.32%) XenServer
10 4 (0.25%) etcd
10 4 (0.25%) flannel
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.13%) Postfix
11 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.063%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 33 (2.09%) Ansible
2 28 (1.78%) Puppet
3 25 (1.59%) Kubernetes
4 19 (1.20%) Terraform
5 17 (1.08%) SCCM
6 12 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.70%) OpenView
7 11 (0.70%) OVSD
8 8 (0.51%) Kibana
8 8 (0.51%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.38%) logstash
11 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.25%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.25%) rkt
12 4 (0.25%) WSUS
13 3 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.19%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 683 (43.31%) SAP
2 180 (11.41%) Microsoft
3 160 (10.15%) Oracle
4 50 (3.17%) WSO2
5 38 (2.41%) VMware
6 33 (2.09%) Cisco
7 32 (2.03%) HP
8 29 (1.84%) Sage
9 23 (1.46%) IBM
10 21 (1.33%) Google
11 20 (1.27%) Cognos
11 20 (1.27%) EMC
12 19 (1.20%) JD Edwards
13 18 (1.14%) Atlassian
13 18 (1.14%) Citrix
14 17 (1.08%) Informatica
15 14 (0.89%) Tableau
16 13 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (0.76%) Adobe
17 12 (0.76%) Siemens