Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 133 142 187
Rank change year-on-year +9 +45 -24
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 785 1,324 1,506
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 1.83% 1.51%
As % of the General category 4.65% 4.89% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 913 1,068
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £281 £238 £250
90th Percentile £738 £672 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 64 68
Median hourly rate £39.88 £29.63 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.60% -11.57% -
10th Percentile £15.91 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.85 £51.25 £56.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year +42.86% -15.79% +0.76%

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 16,897 27,096 39,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.45% 37.50% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,407 17,856 26,634
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £294 £269 £300
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -1.77% +1.80% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 824 1,030
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -0.19% -3.52%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.49 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.61% -5.00% -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +22 702 £525 +5.00% 782
UK excluding London -7 377 £525 +9.38% 777
London +88 266 £525 +0.96% 85
Work from Home -44 244 £525 +23.53% 67
South East +61 118 £438 -2.78% 141
South West +2 88 £538 +4.88% 91
North of England +2 67 £525 +10.53% 191
North West +3 53 £525 +5.00% 109
Midlands -24 47 £475 -5.00% 154
East of England +3 32 £498 -5.24% 117
East Midlands +15 24 £400 -5.88% 63
West Midlands -13 23 £475 -9.52% 91
Scotland +28 19 £438 +2.94% 55
Yorkshire +21 11 £500 +11.11% 66
Wales +21 6 £500 -9.09% 26
North East +25 3 £475 +25.00% 17
Northern Ireland +4 2 £525 +68.00% 5

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 483 (61.53%) SAP
2 453 (57.71%) Finance
3 407 (51.85%) Business Intelligence
4 398 (50.70%) Telecoms
5 397 (50.57%) Programme Management
6 393 (50.06%) Public Sector
7 392 (49.94%) Marketing
8 389 (49.55%) Electronics
9 379 (48.28%) Digital Marketing
10 150 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
11 108 (13.76%) Security Cleared
12 105 (13.38%) Microsoft
13 93 (11.85%) Azure
14 88 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
15 83 (10.57%) Data Modelling
16 82 (10.45%) Project Management
17 75 (9.55%) Windows
18 73 (9.30%) Oracle
19 72 (9.17%) SC Cleared
20 70 (8.92%) Analytics
21 66 (8.41%) ERP
22 62 (7.90%) Java
23 57 (7.26%) SQL
23 57 (7.26%) Degree
24 55 (7.01%) DevOps
25 54 (6.88%) AWS
25 54 (6.88%) Migration
25 54 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
26 50 (6.37%) Change Management
27 48 (6.11%) 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 37 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.17%) Mule
2 17 (2.17%) Red Hat Fuse
3 13 (1.66%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (1.40%) Confluence
5 7 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.89%) IIS
6 6 (0.76%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.51%) CMS
8 4 (0.51%) nginx
9 3 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.38%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.25%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.25%) Predix
10 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.15%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.64%) Windchill
7 4 (0.51%) PTC Creo
8 3 (0.38%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.25%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.25%) Blender
9 2 (0.25%) Maya
9 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.13%) Fusion 360
10 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (4.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 37 (4.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 16 (2.04%) Teamcenter
4 14 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (1.78%) Oracle ERP
5 13 (1.66%) SAP PP
6 9 (1.15%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.89%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.89%) SAP APO
7 7 (0.89%) SAP SCM
8 6 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.76%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.76%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.76%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.64%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 4 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.51%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 93 (11.85%) Azure
2 54 (6.88%) AWS
3 47 (5.99%) Office 365
4 44 (5.61%) Power Platform
5 23 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (2.42%) Amazon EKS
7 16 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.78%) SaaS
9 11 (1.40%) PowerApps
10 10 (1.27%) PaaS
11 9 (1.15%) Power Automate
12 6 (0.76%) Logic Apps
12 6 (0.76%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.64%) GCP
13 5 (0.64%) GitHub
13 5 (0.64%) IaaS
14 4 (0.51%) Yammer
15 3 (0.38%) Amazon Neptune
15 3 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.38%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.55%) Firewall
2 17 (2.17%) HTTP
3 10 (1.27%) DNS
3 10 (1.27%) VoIP
4 8 (1.02%) Internet
5 7 (0.89%) Network Security
5 7 (0.89%) VSAN
6 6 (0.76%) VPN
6 6 (0.76%) WAN
7 5 (0.64%) DHCP
7 5 (0.64%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.51%) LAN
8 4 (0.51%) Wireless
9 3 (0.38%) SAN
9 3 (0.38%) Skype
10 2 (0.25%) DMZ
10 2 (0.25%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.25%) Intranet
10 2 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.82%) Power BI
2 27 (3.44%) SQL Server
3 23 (2.93%) Big Data
4 18 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.53%) Tableau
7 11 (1.40%) Pentaho
8 10 (1.27%) Data Lake
8 10 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.27%) Qlik Sense
9 9 (1.15%) QlikView
9 9 (1.15%) SAP HANA
10 8 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.76%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.76%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.76%) MS Access
11 6 (0.76%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.29%) GitLab
4 17 (2.17%) Artifactory
4 17 (2.17%) JIRA
5 7 (0.89%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.64%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.64%) ER Studio
6 5 (0.64%) ERwin
6 5 (0.64%) LabVIEW
6 5 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (0.25%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.25%) Gradle
9 2 (0.25%) gulp
9 2 (0.25%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.25%) MorphX
9 2 (0.25%) RStudio
9 2 (0.25%) TestRail
General
1 453 (57.71%) Finance
2 398 (50.70%) Telecoms
3 393 (50.06%) Public Sector
4 392 (49.94%) Marketing
5 389 (49.55%) Electronics
6 36 (4.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 34 (4.33%) Retail
8 20 (2.55%) French Language
9 14 (1.78%) Aerospace
10 12 (1.53%) German Language
11 11 (1.40%) Law
12 9 (1.15%) Automotive
13 7 (0.89%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.76%) Billing
14 6 (0.76%) Military
14 6 (0.76%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.64%) Banking
16 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.51%) Legal
16 4 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (15.67%) Architect
2 108 (13.76%) Consultant
3 94 (11.97%) Developer
4 88 (11.21%) Analyst
5 53 (6.75%) Project Manager
6 52 (6.62%) Data Architect
7 46 (5.86%) Java Developer
8 41 (5.22%) Business Analyst
9 37 (4.71%) Data Modeller
10 30 (3.82%) SAP Consultant
11 29 (3.69%) Integration Developer
12 21 (2.68%) Senior Developer
12 21 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (2.55%) Data Analyst
13 20 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
14 19 (2.42%) Senior Integration Developer
14 19 (2.42%) Windows Engineer
15 18 (2.29%) IT Manager
16 16 (2.04%) Cloud Architect
16 16 (2.04%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.61%) Web Services
2 34 (4.33%) RESTful
2 34 (4.33%) XML
3 33 (4.20%) JSON
4 32 (4.08%) Middleware
5 31 (3.95%) SOAP
6 28 (3.57%) XSLT
7 27 (3.44%) HTML
8 22 (2.80%) Kafka
9 20 (2.55%) CSS
10 19 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
11 17 (2.17%) Node.js
12 15 (1.91%) Apache Camel
13 14 (1.78%) .NET
14 9 (1.15%) Spring
15 8 (1.02%) .NET Core
15 8 (1.02%) React
16 7 (0.89%) AngularJS
16 7 (0.89%) jQuery
16 7 (0.89%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.10%) NHS
3 29 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.93%) FMCG
5 21 (2.68%) User Experience
6 19 (2.42%) Life Science
7 16 (2.04%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.40%) Reference Data
9 10 (1.27%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.15%) PKI
10 9 (1.15%) PMI
11 8 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.89%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.89%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.89%) Replication
13 6 (0.76%) Robotics
14 5 (0.64%) Internet of Things
14 5 (0.64%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 75 (9.55%) Windows
2 47 (5.99%) Linux
3 29 (3.69%) Windows 10
4 18 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.04%) Android
6 15 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.51%) Unix
9 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.38%) Solaris
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) HPUX
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (51.85%) Business Intelligence
2 397 (50.57%) Programme Management
3 379 (48.28%) Digital Marketing
4 150 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (10.57%) Data Modelling
6 82 (10.45%) Project Management
7 70 (8.92%) Analytics
8 66 (8.41%) ERP
9 55 (7.01%) DevOps
10 54 (6.88%) Migration
10 54 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 50 (6.37%) Change Management
12 46 (5.86%) Data Architecture
13 45 (5.73%) Cybersecurity
14 43 (5.48%) Data Governance
15 42 (5.35%) Data Analysis
16 40 (5.10%) Metadata Management
17 39 (4.97%) Reverse Engineering
18 37 (4.71%) Actionable Insight
18 37 (4.71%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 62 (7.90%) Java
2 57 (7.26%) SQL
3 48 (6.11%) Python
4 43 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 26 (3.31%) XPath
6 24 (3.06%) Perl
7 23 (2.93%) Bash Shell
8 18 (2.29%) C
8 18 (2.29%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.66%) C#
10 11 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.27%) C++
12 7 (0.89%) ABAP
13 6 (0.76%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.76%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.64%) Ruby
14 5 (0.64%) VB
15 4 (0.51%) R
16 3 (0.38%) Go
16 3 (0.38%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 108 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 72 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 57 (7.26%) Degree
4 41 (5.22%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.40%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.27%) MCAD
8 9 (1.15%) CISSP
8 9 (1.15%) HNC
9 8 (1.02%) HND
9 8 (1.02%) PMP
10 5 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.51%) APMP
11 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.38%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.38%) CCNP
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.38%) MCSA
12 3 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.93%) QA
2 19 (2.42%) SLA
3 18 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.66%) PMO
5 11 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.40%) NIST
6 7 (0.89%) NCSC
7 6 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.76%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.64%) GDPR
8 5 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.64%) RMADS
9 4 (0.51%) Section 508
9 4 (0.51%) WAI
10 3 (0.38%) Dublin Core
10 3 (0.38%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.25%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
System Software
1 32 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.69%) Docker
3 16 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.89%) VMware NSX
5 6 (0.76%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.38%) vSphere
8 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) iptables
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (3.69%) Ansible
2 26 (3.31%) Terraform
3 22 (2.80%) Kubernetes
3 22 (2.80%) Prometheus
4 20 (2.55%) Consul
5 19 (2.42%) Grafana
5 19 (2.42%) Istio
5 19 (2.42%) Kibana
5 19 (2.42%) logstash
5 19 (2.42%) Rancher
6 17 (2.17%) Fluentd
7 15 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.66%) SCCM
9 7 (0.89%) AirWatch
9 7 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.89%) Puppet
9 7 (0.89%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.38%) SCOM
11 3 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 483 (61.53%) SAP
2 105 (13.38%) Microsoft
3 73 (9.30%) Oracle
4 39 (4.97%) Sparx
5 38 (4.84%) Remedy
6 23 (2.93%) Splunk
7 21 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (2.55%) VMware
9 19 (2.42%) Siemens
10 18 (2.29%) AppDynamics
11 13 (1.66%) WSO2
12 11 (1.40%) Ariba
12 11 (1.40%) Informatica
13 9 (1.15%) Cisco
13 9 (1.15%) ServiceNow
14 7 (0.89%) Google
15 6 (0.76%) Adobe
15 6 (0.76%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.76%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.64%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud