Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 155 179
Rank change year-on-year -12 +24 +8
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,583 1,671 1,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.74% 1.41%
As % of the General category 4.08% 4.73% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 1,122 821
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £384
% change year-on-year +7.50% +4.23% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 133 159
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +45.63%
10th Percentile £14.51 £15.80 £15.59
90th Percentile £59.95 £52.08 £52.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +40.63%

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 38,769 35,330 42,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.22% 36.81% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,555 23,319 27,000
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 901 1,116
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.42 £47.83 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -9.09% +7.84%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -8 1,491 £450 +5.88% 1,212
UK excluding London -22 1,129 £430 +7.50% 1,147
London +1 382 £475 - 141
Midlands -2 310 £413 -0.60% 331
South East -19 220 £425 - 212
East of England +19 198 £519 +31.75% 147
North of England -22 172 £425 +6.25% 241
South West +4 171 £395 +5.33% 138
East Midlands +3 169 £402 +5.66% 116
West Midlands -13 128 £425 -5.56% 215
North West -12 122 £425 +3.66% 115
Yorkshire -28 42 £413 +3.13% 91
Scotland -8 39 £375 +0.67% 42
Wales -26 17 £525 +10.53% 34
North East +25 8 £430 +7.50% 35
Northern Ireland -8 5 £525 +64.71% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 674 (42.58%) SAP
2 654 (41.31%) Finance
3 480 (30.32%) Business Intelligence
4 468 (29.56%) Programme Management
5 460 (29.06%) Telecoms
6 437 (27.61%) Marketing
7 431 (27.23%) Electronics
8 411 (25.96%) Digital Marketing
9 334 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
10 220 (13.90%) Security Cleared
11 175 (11.05%) ERP
12 164 (10.36%) SC Cleared
13 160 (10.11%) Microsoft
14 157 (9.92%) Degree
15 153 (9.67%) Oracle
16 152 (9.60%) SQL
16 152 (9.60%) Project Management
17 146 (9.22%) Java
18 134 (8.46%) TDD
19 129 (8.15%) Migration
20 127 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
21 122 (7.71%) Windows
22 111 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
23 102 (6.44%) SOAP
24 92 (5.81%) Scrum
24 92 (5.81%) Analytics
25 91 (5.75%) Retail
26 90 (5.69%) Web Services
27 88 (5.56%) XML
27 88 (5.56%) 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 54 (3.41%) Mule
2 44 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 41 (2.59%) Apache Spark
4 39 (2.46%) Oracle Service Bus
5 30 (1.90%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.26%) CMS
7 11 (0.69%) Apache
8 8 (0.51%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.44%) Mule ESB
9 7 (0.44%) nginx
9 7 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.38%) IIS
10 6 (0.38%) Kentico
10 6 (0.38%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.32%) Confluence
11 5 (0.32%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 72 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.82%) AutoCAD
7 11 (0.69%) Windchill
8 5 (0.32%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.32%) Simulink
9 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.25%) RoboHelp
9 4 (0.25%) Siemens NX
9 4 (0.25%) Snagit
9 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.063%) CATIA
11 1 (0.063%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.063%) HipChat
11 1 (0.063%) Stata
Business Applications
1 51 (3.22%) Dynamics AX
2 32 (2.02%) SAP CO
3 31 (1.96%) SAP FI
3 31 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
4 26 (1.64%) SAP MM
5 22 (1.39%) SAP SD
6 21 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
7 20 (1.26%) SAP PP
8 19 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 17 (1.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 14 (0.88%) Teamcenter
11 12 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
12 11 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
13 10 (0.63%) SAP EWM
14 9 (0.57%) NetSuite
14 9 (0.57%) SAP FSCM
15 8 (0.51%) BPCS
15 8 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
16 7 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
16 7 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 61 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
4 27 (1.71%) Office 365
5 18 (1.14%) SaaS
6 15 (0.95%) PaaS
7 12 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.57%) GitHub
10 7 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.32%) FinancialForce
12 5 (0.32%) IaaS
13 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.25%) Force.com
14 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 3 (0.19%) Serverless
14 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.83%) Firewall
1 29 (1.83%) VPN
2 26 (1.64%) DNS
3 23 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.14%) WAN
5 17 (1.07%) DHCP
6 16 (1.01%) LAN
7 14 (0.88%) Skype
8 12 (0.76%) HTTP
8 12 (0.76%) Internet
9 8 (0.51%) Network Security
9 8 (0.51%) Wireless
10 7 (0.44%) MQTT
11 6 (0.38%) Intranet
12 5 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.32%) FTP
12 5 (0.32%) IPsec
12 5 (0.32%) SMS
12 5 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
12 5 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (5.43%) Big Data
2 70 (4.42%) SQL Server
3 44 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.08%) Power BI
5 33 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (1.96%) Hadoop
7 27 (1.71%) Oracle Database
8 23 (1.45%) SAP BW
9 21 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.20%) Cognos Report Studio
11 18 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
11 18 (1.14%) SAP HANA
12 17 (1.07%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.07%) PowerCenter
12 17 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (1.01%) DB2
14 14 (0.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 13 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (0.76%) DecisionStream
Development Applications
1 55 (3.47%) Maven
2 49 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 41 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 35 (2.21%) JIRA
5 26 (1.64%) Visual Studio
6 23 (1.45%) Selenium
7 22 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 20 (1.26%) Rational DOORS
8 20 (1.26%) SoapUI
9 14 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (0.82%) JUnit
11 12 (0.76%) Rational Quality Manager
11 12 (0.76%) Rational Team Concert
11 12 (0.76%) TeamCity
11 12 (0.76%) WebDriver
12 11 (0.69%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.69%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.57%) GitLab
14 8 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.44%) Protractor
General
1 654 (41.31%) Finance
2 460 (29.06%) Telecoms
3 437 (27.61%) Marketing
4 431 (27.23%) Electronics
5 91 (5.75%) Retail
6 82 (5.18%) Automotive
7 80 (5.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 42 (2.65%) Aerospace
9 30 (1.90%) Advertising
10 22 (1.39%) Military
11 21 (1.33%) Banking
12 12 (0.76%) General Ledger
13 11 (0.69%) French Language
13 11 (0.69%) German Language
13 11 (0.69%) Legal
13 11 (0.69%) Publishing
14 10 (0.63%) Games
15 8 (0.51%) Billing
16 6 (0.38%) Law
17 4 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 264 (16.68%) Analyst
2 246 (15.54%) Developer
3 189 (11.94%) Consultant
4 155 (9.79%) Project Manager
5 146 (9.22%) Business Analyst
6 116 (7.33%) Architect
7 83 (5.24%) SAP Consultant
8 54 (3.41%) Integration Developer
9 48 (3.03%) Java Developer
10 47 (2.97%) Senior Developer
11 44 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
12 38 (2.40%) Agile Developer
13 37 (2.34%) Functional Consultant
14 34 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
14 34 (2.15%) Software Engineer
15 30 (1.90%) IT Manager
16 29 (1.83%) .NET Developer
17 28 (1.77%) IT Analyst
17 28 (1.77%) Tester
18 27 (1.71%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.44%) SOAP
2 90 (5.69%) Web Services
3 88 (5.56%) XML
4 83 (5.24%) JSON
5 82 (5.18%) RESTful
6 74 (4.67%) .NET
7 65 (4.11%) HTML
7 65 (4.11%) Middleware
8 48 (3.03%) AngularJS
8 48 (3.03%) CSS
8 48 (3.03%) REST
9 47 (2.97%) Apache Camel
10 45 (2.84%) XSLT
11 37 (2.34%) Swagger
11 37 (2.34%) WireMock
12 31 (1.96%) ASP.NET
13 28 (1.77%) jQuery
14 27 (1.71%) Spring
15 20 (1.26%) HTML5
16 19 (1.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 127 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
3 57 (3.60%) FMCG
4 54 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 41 (2.59%) Life Science
7 40 (2.53%) User Experience
8 31 (1.96%) PMI
9 26 (1.64%) Data Centre
10 23 (1.45%) NHS
11 22 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 17 (1.07%) SCADA
13 12 (0.76%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.76%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.69%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.57%) Fintech
16 8 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (0.44%) LIMS
18 6 (0.38%) Animation
18 6 (0.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 122 (7.71%) Windows
2 73 (4.61%) Linux
3 37 (2.34%) Windows 7
4 32 (2.02%) Unix
5 28 (1.77%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.71%) Windows 10
7 26 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.76%) Android
8 12 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.76%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.38%) HPUX
12 6 (0.38%) VMS
13 5 (0.32%) CentOS
13 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.25%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (30.32%) Business Intelligence
2 468 (29.56%) Programme Management
3 411 (25.96%) Digital Marketing
4 334 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
5 175 (11.05%) ERP
6 152 (9.60%) Project Management
7 134 (8.46%) TDD
8 129 (8.15%) Migration
9 92 (5.81%) Analytics
9 92 (5.81%) Scrum
10 87 (5.50%) Test Automation
11 83 (5.24%) DevOps
12 81 (5.12%) SOA
13 77 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 72 (4.55%) Change Management
15 71 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 70 (4.42%) PRINCE2
17 69 (4.36%) Continuous Improvement
18 68 (4.30%) Logistics
19 66 (4.17%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 152 (9.60%) SQL
2 146 (9.22%) Java
3 88 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 81 (5.12%) C#
5 77 (4.86%) Python
6 38 (2.40%) XPath
7 36 (2.27%) C++
8 25 (1.58%) C
9 23 (1.45%) R
10 22 (1.39%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.14%) PowerShell
12 14 (0.88%) Groovy
12 14 (0.88%) VBA
13 12 (0.76%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.69%) RPG
15 10 (0.63%) ABAP
16 9 (0.57%) Ada
16 9 (0.57%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.57%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.51%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 220 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 164 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 157 (9.92%) Degree
4 55 (3.47%) PMP
5 50 (3.16%) PMI Certification
6 30 (1.90%) Master's Degree
7 24 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.82%) MCSE
12 12 (0.76%) CISSP
12 12 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 11 (0.69%) HNC
13 11 (0.69%) SAP Certification
14 10 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
15 9 (0.57%) IIBA
15 9 (0.57%) ISEB
16 8 (0.51%) CBAP
16 8 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.97%) Data Quality
2 42 (2.65%) QA
3 39 (2.46%) PMO
4 34 (2.15%) SLA
5 17 (1.07%) GDPR
6 12 (0.76%) GxP
7 9 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 9 (0.57%) GMP
8 8 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.44%) GAMP
9 7 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.38%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.32%) GCP
12 4 (0.25%) EMIR
13 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
14 2 (0.13%) COBIT
14 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 60 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.90%) Docker
3 16 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.57%) Firmware
4 9 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.44%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.25%) KVM
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.19%) vSphere
8 3 (0.19%) XenApp
9 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.063%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.063%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (2.15%) Ansible
2 24 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.33%) Puppet
4 20 (1.26%) MOM
5 16 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.63%) SCCM
7 8 (0.51%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.38%) FlexNet
8 6 (0.38%) logstash
8 6 (0.38%) Terraform
9 5 (0.32%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.32%) Kibana
10 3 (0.19%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.19%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.19%) Nessus
10 3 (0.19%) Oozie
10 3 (0.19%) OpenView
10 3 (0.19%) OVSD
10 3 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 674 (42.58%) SAP
2 160 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 153 (9.67%) Oracle
4 42 (2.65%) WSO2
5 32 (2.02%) IBM
6 28 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (1.77%) Tableau
7 26 (1.64%) Cisco
7 26 (1.64%) Cognos
7 26 (1.64%) VMware
8 22 (1.39%) JD Edwards
8 22 (1.39%) Sage
9 20 (1.26%) Google
9 20 (1.26%) Infor
9 20 (1.26%) Informatica
10 16 (1.01%) HP
10 16 (1.01%) ServiceNow
11 15 (0.95%) Adobe
12 13 (0.82%) Siemens
13 11 (0.69%) Red Hat