Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 139 162 190
Rank change year-on-year +23 +28 -8
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 975 996 1,410
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.86% 1.66% 1.46%
As % of the General category 4.54% 4.44% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 628 970
10th Percentile £300 £258 £250
25th Percentile £413 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.17% +6.67%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 49 52
10th Percentile £13.50 £17.85 £12.25
25th Percentile £18.06 £21.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £28.75
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% +13.04% -17.81%
75th Percentile £45.63 £50.00 £43.38
90th Percentile £51.00 £56.00 £53.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.54 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.36% +1.82% -17.91%

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 21,454 22,408 38,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.87% 37.41% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,576 14,783 25,735
10th Percentile £306 £270 £300
25th Percentile £400 £386 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £484
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -0.67% +1.89%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £445 £438
% change year-on-year -3.37% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 771 709 933
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £11.78
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +11.63% +3.09% -0.69%
75th Percentile £44.39 £43.75 £41.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.37% +0.13% +5.26%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +31 840 £513 +2.50% 1,003
UK excluding London +12 464 £500 +2.56% 999
Work from Home -46 356 £525 +23.53% 96
London +74 300 £525 +0.96% 109
South West +9 119 £525 - 139
South East +36 115 £550 +16.09% 167
North of England +10 79 £500 +11.73% 248
Midlands +3 63 £419 -7.71% 217
North West +4 58 £500 +11.11% 117
East of England +25 52 £498 +2.05% 119
East Midlands +40 38 £388 -8.82% 93
Scotland +3 31 £385 -14.44% 78
West Midlands -16 24 £463 -2.12% 124
Yorkshire +21 15 £500 +17.65% 100
North East +27 6 £475 -13.64% 32
Northern Ireland +10 3 £500 +96.08% 11
Wales +8 2 £500 +14.29% 25

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 559 (57.33%) SAP
2 517 (53.03%) Finance
3 438 (44.92%) Electronics
4 437 (44.82%) Business Intelligence
5 435 (44.62%) Telecoms
6 424 (43.49%) Programme Management
7 420 (43.08%) Marketing
7 420 (43.08%) Public Sector
8 410 (42.05%) Digital Marketing
9 176 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
10 144 (14.77%) Azure
11 131 (13.44%) Microsoft
12 128 (13.13%) Security Cleared
13 125 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
14 107 (10.97%) ERP
15 97 (9.95%) Project Management
16 96 (9.85%) Degree
17 95 (9.74%) SC Cleared
18 92 (9.44%) Windows
19 91 (9.33%) Analytics
20 85 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
21 84 (8.62%) Data Modelling
22 79 (8.10%) Oracle
23 73 (7.49%) Java
23 73 (7.49%) SQL
24 72 (7.38%) Python
25 71 (7.28%) Migration
26 65 (6.67%) AWS
27 63 (6.46%) DevOps
28 61 (6.26%) Microsoft 365

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 33 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 9 (0.92%) Confluence
2 9 (0.92%) Mule
2 9 (0.92%) Red Hat Fuse
3 8 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.51%) CMS
5 5 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.41%) IIS
6 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.31%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.21%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.10%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 51 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.82%) PTC Creo
5 8 (0.82%) Windchill
6 6 (0.62%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.10%) Blender
8 1 (0.10%) Fusion 360
8 1 (0.10%) Maya
8 1 (0.10%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (4.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 32 (3.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 30 (3.08%) Teamcenter
4 21 (2.15%) SAP PP
5 18 (1.85%) NetSuite
6 14 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (1.23%) SAP MM
8 11 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 10 (1.03%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 9 (0.92%) SAP FI
10 9 (0.92%) SAP SCM
11 8 (0.82%) SAP CO
12 7 (0.72%) SAP SD
12 7 (0.72%) SAP WM
13 6 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
13 6 (0.62%) Magento
13 6 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
13 6 (0.62%) SAP GTS
14 5 (0.51%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 144 (14.77%) Azure
2 65 (6.67%) AWS
3 61 (6.26%) Microsoft 365
4 42 (4.31%) Power Platform
5 36 (3.69%) IaaS
6 33 (3.38%) SaaS
7 30 (3.08%) PaaS
8 26 (2.67%) Amazon EKS
8 26 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (0.82%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.72%) GCP
11 7 (0.72%) Power Automate
11 7 (0.72%) PowerApps
12 6 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.62%) GitHub
13 4 (0.41%) Boomi
13 4 (0.41%) Logic Apps
14 3 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.67%) Firewall
2 17 (1.74%) VPN
3 16 (1.64%) HTTP
4 13 (1.33%) VoIP
5 12 (1.23%) Network Security
6 11 (1.13%) DNS
7 10 (1.03%) Internet
7 10 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (1.03%) Wireless
8 7 (0.72%) VLAN
8 7 (0.72%) WAN
9 6 (0.62%) DHCP
9 6 (0.62%) Intranet
9 6 (0.62%) LAN
10 5 (0.51%) Skype
11 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.31%) VSAN
12 2 (0.21%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.21%) SAN
12 2 (0.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (3.49%) Power BI
2 29 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 17 (1.74%) Big Data
3 17 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (1.64%) Pentaho
5 15 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.23%) Tableau
8 10 (1.03%) QlikView
9 9 (0.92%) Data Lake
9 9 (0.92%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.92%) Qlik Sense
10 8 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
11 7 (0.72%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.72%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
14 4 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 48 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 33 (3.38%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.05%) JIRA
4 19 (1.95%) GitLab
5 16 (1.64%) Artifactory
6 8 (0.82%) Subversion
7 7 (0.72%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.51%) Gradle
8 5 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.41%) git-flow
9 4 (0.41%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.31%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio Code
11 2 (0.21%) Maven
11 2 (0.21%) MorphX
11 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.10%) Selenium
General
1 517 (53.03%) Finance
2 438 (44.92%) Electronics
3 435 (44.62%) Telecoms
4 420 (43.08%) Marketing
4 420 (43.08%) Public Sector
5 45 (4.62%) Retail
6 40 (4.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 22 (2.26%) Aerospace
8 18 (1.85%) French Language
9 12 (1.23%) Automotive
10 11 (1.13%) German Language
10 11 (1.13%) Publishing
11 10 (1.03%) Law
11 10 (1.03%) Legal
12 8 (0.82%) Billing
13 6 (0.62%) Banking
13 6 (0.62%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.62%) Military
13 6 (0.62%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 142 (14.56%) Architect
2 141 (14.46%) Consultant
3 119 (12.21%) Analyst
4 112 (11.49%) Developer
5 83 (8.51%) Project Manager
6 61 (6.26%) Data Architect
7 48 (4.92%) Data Modeller
8 44 (4.51%) Java Developer
9 40 (4.10%) SAP Consultant
10 38 (3.90%) Business Analyst
11 31 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
12 30 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
13 28 (2.87%) Enterprise Architect
14 27 (2.77%) IT Manager
15 22 (2.26%) Data Analyst
16 20 (2.05%) Oracle Consultant
16 20 (2.05%) Support Engineer
17 19 (1.95%) Enterprise Data Architect
18 18 (1.85%) Integration Developer
18 18 (1.85%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.79%) Web Services
2 30 (3.08%) JSON
3 29 (2.97%) Kafka
3 29 (2.97%) XML
4 28 (2.87%) HTML
5 25 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
6 23 (2.36%) .NET
6 23 (2.36%) CSS
6 23 (2.36%) RESTful
7 21 (2.15%) Middleware
8 20 (2.05%) SOAP
9 19 (1.95%) Node.js
10 16 (1.64%) XSLT
11 15 (1.54%) .NET Core
12 12 (1.23%) React
13 11 (1.13%) Spring
14 10 (1.03%) Apache Camel
14 10 (1.03%) Vue.js
15 9 (0.92%) Itk
16 8 (0.82%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 125 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 45 (4.62%) NHS
4 24 (2.46%) FMCG
5 20 (2.05%) User Experience
6 13 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.13%) Cloud Native
8 11 (1.13%) Life Science
8 11 (1.13%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.13%) Social Media
9 10 (1.03%) Data Centre
10 9 (0.92%) AS400
11 7 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.72%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.62%) Internet of Things
12 6 (0.62%) PMI
13 5 (0.51%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.51%) Replication
13 5 (0.51%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 92 (9.44%) Windows
2 61 (6.26%) Linux
3 34 (3.49%) Windows 10
4 27 (2.77%) Android
5 22 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.33%) Unix
8 10 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.92%) Solaris
9 9 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.82%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.10%) AIX
16 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (44.82%) Business Intelligence
2 424 (43.49%) Programme Management
3 410 (42.05%) Digital Marketing
4 176 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (10.97%) ERP
6 97 (9.95%) Project Management
7 91 (9.33%) Analytics
8 85 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 84 (8.62%) Data Modelling
10 71 (7.28%) Migration
11 63 (6.46%) DevOps
12 60 (6.15%) Data Architecture
13 59 (6.05%) Change Management
14 58 (5.95%) Data Analysis
15 55 (5.64%) Data Governance
16 50 (5.13%) Microservices
16 50 (5.13%) Software Engineering
17 49 (5.03%) Visualisation
18 48 (4.92%) Metadata Management
18 48 (4.92%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (7.49%) Java
1 73 (7.49%) SQL
2 72 (7.38%) Python
3 46 (4.72%) JavaScript
4 29 (2.97%) Perl
5 28 (2.87%) Bash Shell
6 18 (1.85%) C
7 16 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 15 (1.54%) C++
8 15 (1.54%) XPath
9 14 (1.44%) TypeScript
10 12 (1.23%) C#
11 11 (1.13%) Kotlin
11 11 (1.13%) Ruby
11 11 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.03%) ABAP
13 8 (0.82%) Ada
14 6 (0.62%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 128 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 96 (9.85%) Degree
3 95 (9.74%) SC Cleared
4 44 (4.51%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.23%) CISSP
5 12 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.13%) HNC
6 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.92%) HND
7 9 (0.92%) MCAD
8 8 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.82%) PMP
9 6 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (0.41%) SAP Certification
10 4 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.31%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.31%) CISM
11 3 (0.31%) PhD
11 3 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.08%) QA
2 18 (1.85%) NIST
3 17 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.54%) GDPR
5 14 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.44%) SLA
6 12 (1.23%) PMO
7 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.62%) GRC
8 6 (0.62%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.62%) NCSC
9 5 (0.51%) GMP
9 5 (0.51%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.41%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.41%) RMADS
11 3 (0.31%) Dublin Core
11 3 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.21%) HL7
12 2 (0.21%) Section 508
System Software
1 50 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.41%) Docker
3 8 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.62%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.10%) Firmware
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (3.90%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.28%) Ansible
2 32 (3.28%) Terraform
3 28 (2.87%) Prometheus
4 27 (2.77%) Rancher
5 25 (2.56%) Consul
5 25 (2.56%) Fluentd
5 25 (2.56%) Grafana
5 25 (2.56%) Istio
5 25 (2.56%) Kibana
5 25 (2.56%) logstash
6 23 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (1.64%) SCCM
8 9 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.62%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.31%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.31%) Puppet
10 3 (0.31%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.21%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 559 (57.33%) SAP
2 131 (13.44%) Microsoft
3 79 (8.10%) Oracle
4 50 (5.13%) Remedy
5 37 (3.79%) Siemens
6 36 (3.69%) Sparx
7 30 (3.08%) Ariba
8 26 (2.67%) Splunk
9 25 (2.56%) AppDynamics
10 20 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.74%) Google
12 16 (1.64%) IFS
12 16 (1.64%) VMware
13 12 (1.23%) Kronos
14 11 (1.13%) Concur
15 10 (1.03%) Cisco
16 9 (0.92%) Samsung
17 8 (0.82%) Infor
17 8 (0.82%) Informatica
18 7 (0.72%) Adobe