Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 182 152
Rank change year-on-year +33 -30 +8
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,426 1,633 1,892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 1.56% 1.83%
As % of the General category 4.78% 3.90% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 1,051 1,112
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £213 £262 £263
90th Percentile £674 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 89 141
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -10.81% +2.07%
10th Percentile £14.95 £12.45 £15.00
90th Percentile £50.50 £55.75 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £31.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% -10.56% +1.43%

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 29,849 41,891 44,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.72% 39.92% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,162 27,356 29,613
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £269
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1,131 1,092
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.63 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -13.04% +15.00%

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 +38 1,300 £500 +5.26% 1,360
UK excluding London +13 1,019 £475 +5.56% 1,345
London +88 315 £525 - 115
South West -7 298 £500 +17.65% 218
South East +66 211 £425 +1.19% 286
North of England +13 190 £500 +21.21% 277
Midlands +31 157 £500 +7.53% 278
North West +28 136 £500 +17.65% 159
East of England -17 97 £525 - 190
West Midlands +24 94 £525 +5.00% 169
East Midlands +14 55 £425 -11.69% 109
Scotland +17 45 £400 +6.67% 54
Yorkshire +10 43 £450 +20.00% 90
Wales +24 12 £538 - 47
North East +8 11 £335 -18.79% 28
Northern Ireland -2 8 £374 -21.26% 3

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 837 (58.70%) SAP
2 735 (51.54%) Finance
3 592 (41.51%) Telecoms
4 587 (41.16%) Public Sector
5 580 (40.67%) Business Intelligence
6 562 (39.41%) Programme Management
7 543 (38.08%) Marketing
8 542 (38.01%) Electronics
9 528 (37.03%) Digital Marketing
10 269 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
11 253 (17.74%) Security Cleared
12 185 (12.97%) Windows
13 180 (12.62%) SC Cleared
14 163 (11.43%) Project Management
15 160 (11.22%) Microsoft
16 153 (10.73%) ERP
17 133 (9.33%) Windows 10
18 122 (8.56%) Retail
19 115 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 108 (7.57%) SQL
21 106 (7.43%) Azure
22 104 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
23 95 (6.66%) JavaScript
24 92 (6.45%) DevOps
25 91 (6.38%) Degree
26 89 (6.24%) Java
27 87 (6.10%) Migration
28 84 (5.89%) Cybersecurity
29 81 (5.68%) Oracle
30 80 (5.61%) 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 43 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.26%) Confluence
3 12 (0.84%) CMS
4 9 (0.63%) Apache
5 8 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.35%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.28%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.28%) IIS
9 3 (0.21%) Drupal
9 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.21%) JBoss
9 3 (0.21%) nginx
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.14%) Gunicorn
10 2 (0.14%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 46 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.70%) Windchill
6 7 (0.49%) Siemens NX
6 7 (0.49%) Sketch
7 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.21%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.21%) InVision
9 3 (0.21%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.14%) Abaqus
10 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.14%) Figma
10 2 (0.14%) Marvel
11 1 (0.070%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 51 (3.58%) SAP S/4HANA
2 38 (2.66%) Teamcenter
3 37 (2.59%) SAP ERP
4 35 (2.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 34 (2.38%) SAP PP
6 26 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
7 22 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 20 (1.40%) SAP CO
9 19 (1.33%) SAP FI
10 18 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
11 15 (1.05%) SAP MM
11 15 (1.05%) SAP QM
12 14 (0.98%) SAP IBP
13 12 (0.84%) SAP SD
13 12 (0.84%) SAP WM
14 11 (0.77%) NetSuite
15 9 (0.63%) SAP PM
16 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
16 7 (0.49%) SAP EWM
16 7 (0.49%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 106 (7.43%) Azure
2 74 (5.19%) Office 365
3 67 (4.70%) AWS
4 51 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
5 36 (2.52%) Power Platform
6 26 (1.82%) SaaS
7 19 (1.33%) PaaS
8 16 (1.12%) GCP
9 13 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.91%) IaaS
10 8 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
11 7 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.49%) GitHub
12 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Flow
13 5 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.35%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.35%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.35%) PowerApps
13 5 (0.35%) Serverless
14 4 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.24%) Firewall
2 26 (1.82%) DNS
3 24 (1.68%) LAN
4 22 (1.54%) WAN
5 13 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.77%) DHCP
6 11 (0.77%) VPN
7 10 (0.70%) Wireless
8 9 (0.63%) Network Security
9 8 (0.56%) Skype
10 7 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (0.49%) RFID
10 7 (0.49%) SSH
10 7 (0.49%) WLAN
11 6 (0.42%) Bluetooth
11 6 (0.42%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.42%) HTTP
11 6 (0.42%) Internet
11 6 (0.42%) VLAN
11 6 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.86%) Big Data
3 34 (2.38%) Power BI
4 26 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (1.26%) Oracle Database
7 18 (1.26%) SAP HANA
8 17 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (1.05%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.91%) SAP BW
10 13 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (0.63%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.49%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.49%) MySQL
15 6 (0.42%) DB2
15 6 (0.42%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 47 (3.30%) JIRA
3 20 (1.40%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.26%) Selenium
5 18 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.77%) Subversion
7 10 (0.70%) GitLab
7 10 (0.70%) JUnit
8 9 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.49%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.42%) git-flow
10 6 (0.42%) JMeter
10 6 (0.42%) Mocha
10 6 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.42%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.42%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.35%) HP UFT
11 5 (0.35%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.35%) Synon
General
1 735 (51.54%) Finance
2 592 (41.51%) Telecoms
3 587 (41.16%) Public Sector
4 543 (38.08%) Marketing
5 542 (38.01%) Electronics
6 122 (8.56%) Retail
7 64 (4.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 41 (2.88%) Aerospace
9 37 (2.59%) Automotive
10 17 (1.19%) Law
11 14 (0.98%) Military
12 12 (0.84%) Legal
13 10 (0.70%) Billing
13 10 (0.70%) Publishing
14 8 (0.56%) Back Office
15 5 (0.35%) Banking
15 5 (0.35%) German Language
15 5 (0.35%) Local Government
16 4 (0.28%) Police
17 3 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 183 (12.83%) Consultant
2 163 (11.43%) Developer
3 161 (11.29%) Analyst
4 152 (10.66%) Project Manager
5 127 (8.91%) Architect
6 79 (5.54%) SAP Consultant
7 63 (4.42%) Support Engineer
7 63 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
8 62 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 62 (4.35%) SAP Manager
9 49 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
10 48 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
10 48 (3.37%) Desktop Support
11 44 (3.09%) SAP Project Manager
12 41 (2.88%) Windows Support Engineer
13 39 (2.73%) Coordinator
14 38 (2.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 32 (2.24%) IT Manager
16 29 (2.03%) Java Developer
16 29 (2.03%) Security Assurance Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.56%) HTML
2 56 (3.93%) CSS
3 43 (3.02%) .NET
4 41 (2.88%) Web Services
5 36 (2.52%) XML
6 31 (2.17%) RESTful
7 22 (1.54%) AngularJS
7 22 (1.54%) Spring
8 21 (1.47%) HTML5
9 19 (1.33%) BAPI
10 18 (1.26%) Middleware
10 18 (1.26%) REST
11 16 (1.12%) ASP.NET
12 14 (0.98%) Node.js
12 14 (0.98%) SOAP
13 13 (0.91%) CSS3
14 11 (0.77%) jQuery
14 11 (0.77%) React
15 10 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
15 10 (0.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.98%) Life Science
3 48 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 42 (2.95%) NHS
5 38 (2.66%) User Experience
6 33 (2.31%) FMCG
7 30 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (1.75%) Data Structures
8 25 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (1.40%) Data Centre
10 12 (0.84%) Public Cloud
10 12 (0.84%) Social Media
10 12 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.70%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.70%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.70%) PKI
12 9 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.63%) Video Editing
13 8 (0.56%) SCADA
14 7 (0.49%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 185 (12.97%) Windows
2 133 (9.33%) Windows 10
3 70 (4.91%) Linux
4 65 (4.56%) Windows 7
5 45 (3.16%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.12%) Android
6 16 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.05%) Unix
8 12 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.35%) AIX
11 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.28%) VMS
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (40.67%) Business Intelligence
2 562 (39.41%) Programme Management
3 528 (37.03%) Digital Marketing
4 269 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
5 163 (11.43%) Project Management
6 153 (10.73%) ERP
7 115 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 104 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
9 92 (6.45%) DevOps
10 87 (6.10%) Migration
11 84 (5.89%) Cybersecurity
12 79 (5.54%) Scrum
13 77 (5.40%) Logistics
14 74 (5.19%) ITIL
15 67 (4.70%) Test Automation
16 64 (4.49%) Analytics
16 64 (4.49%) Change Management
17 55 (3.86%) Software Engineering
18 53 (3.72%) Project Delivery
19 49 (3.44%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 108 (7.57%) SQL
2 95 (6.66%) JavaScript
3 89 (6.24%) Java
4 80 (5.61%) Python
5 51 (3.58%) C#
6 42 (2.95%) C
7 33 (2.31%) C++
8 30 (2.10%) PowerShell
9 18 (1.26%) PHP
10 17 (1.19%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 14 (0.98%) R
12 14 (0.98%) VBA
13 12 (0.84%) Ruby
14 11 (0.77%) ABAP
14 11 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.63%) Java 8
16 8 (0.56%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.42%) Go
17 6 (0.42%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 253 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 180 (12.62%) SC Cleared
3 91 (6.38%) Degree
4 70 (4.91%) DV Cleared
5 27 (1.89%) PMP
6 18 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.98%) CCNA
8 14 (0.98%) CISSP
9 13 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.77%) ISEB
12 10 (0.70%) CISM
12 10 (0.70%) MCP
13 9 (0.63%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.56%) CCNP
14 8 (0.56%) PhD
15 6 (0.42%) CISA
15 6 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.35%) QA
2 30 (2.10%) JSP 440
3 29 (2.03%) PMO
4 27 (1.89%) RMADS
5 17 (1.19%) GDPR
5 17 (1.19%) SLA
6 13 (0.91%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.56%) GxP
8 8 (0.56%) NIST
9 7 (0.49%) GAMP
9 7 (0.49%) NCSC
10 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.35%) WCAG
11 4 (0.28%) COSHH
11 4 (0.28%) NEBOSH
11 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.21%) NIST 800
System Software
1 51 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.96%) Docker
3 12 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.28%) vSphere
5 4 (0.28%) XenApp
5 4 (0.28%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.21%) Firmware
6 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.21%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.21%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.070%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.070%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.070%) Snort
8 1 (0.070%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (2.45%) SCCM
2 27 (1.89%) Ansible
3 20 (1.40%) Kubernetes
3 20 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 18 (1.26%) Terraform
5 15 (1.05%) HP ALM
6 13 (0.91%) AirWatch
7 12 (0.84%) Puppet
8 9 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.56%) MOM
10 7 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.42%) WSUS
12 3 (0.21%) Grafana
12 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.21%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.21%) WMI
13 2 (0.14%) MIIS
13 2 (0.14%) Nagios
13 2 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 837 (58.70%) SAP
2 160 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 81 (5.68%) Oracle
4 38 (2.66%) Ariba
5 30 (2.10%) Cisco
6 27 (1.89%) VMware
7 22 (1.54%) HP
8 20 (1.40%) Google
9 19 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.19%) Tableau
11 16 (1.12%) Siemens
12 13 (0.91%) Infor
13 12 (0.84%) Citrix
13 12 (0.84%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.77%) Adobe
14 11 (0.77%) IBM
15 10 (0.70%) hybris
15 10 (0.70%) JD Edwards
16 8 (0.56%) Cognos
17 7 (0.49%) Sun