Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 122 180
Rank change year-on-year -51 +58 -6
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,643 1,997 1,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 2.04% 1.52%
As % of the General category 4.30% 5.10% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 1,211 1,040
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 132 98
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -2.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.25 £17.01 £12.97
90th Percentile £54.04 £63.75 £51.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +15.38%

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 38,195 39,128 39,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.07% 39.94% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,934 25,779 26,042
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £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 876 857 948
UK median hourly rate £23.65 £26.40 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +11.32% -0.15%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.65 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.23% +14.60% -9.09%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -55 1,492 £475 +2.70% 1,717
UK excluding London -28 1,283 £460 +2.22% 1,754
South West +3 295 £425 - 337
London -130 274 £515 +3.00% 125
North of England -27 263 £425 +6.25% 331
South East -10 222 £475 +4.97% 346
East of England -3 219 £525 +2.44% 188
Midlands -57 187 £480 +12.94% 397
North West -7 161 £423 +5.63% 165
West Midlands -38 110 £531 +25.00% 236
East Midlands -43 70 £475 +13.10% 161
Scotland -3 69 £450 -5.26% 70
Yorkshire -55 68 £439 +3.24% 141
North East -1 31 £407 +11.89% 26
Wales -12 22 £538 +65.38% 85
Northern Ireland +38 9 £475 +35.71% 7

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 793 (48.27%) Finance
2 693 (42.18%) SAP
3 548 (33.35%) Programme Management
4 538 (32.74%) Business Intelligence
5 531 (32.32%) Telecoms
6 481 (29.28%) Electronics
6 481 (29.28%) Marketing
7 456 (27.75%) Digital Marketing
8 389 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
9 213 (12.96%) Security Cleared
10 206 (12.54%) Microsoft
11 178 (10.83%) SC Cleared
12 176 (10.71%) Project Management
13 172 (10.47%) ERP
14 162 (9.86%) Oracle
15 160 (9.74%) SQL
16 159 (9.68%) Windows
17 146 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
18 144 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
19 143 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
20 139 (8.46%) Retail
21 138 (8.40%) Java
22 137 (8.34%) Web Services
23 134 (8.16%) Degree
24 125 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
25 122 (7.43%) Scrum
26 116 (7.06%) Automotive
27 114 (6.94%) Logistics
28 113 (6.88%) TDD
29 107 (6.51%) SOA

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 58 (3.53%) Mule
2 53 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
2 53 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 36 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.03%) Confluence
5 13 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 13 (0.79%) IBM Notes
6 11 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.55%) Apache
8 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.43%) SAS
10 6 (0.37%) CMS
10 6 (0.37%) Quickr
10 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.30%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.24%) CICS
12 4 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 70 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.22%) AutoCAD
4 16 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.49%) Siemens NX
7 5 (0.30%) CATIA
8 4 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.24%) Simulink
8 4 (0.24%) Windchill
9 3 (0.18%) FreeHand
9 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.12%) SketchUp
10 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.061%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.061%) NASTRAN
11 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 31 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (1.34%) SAP MM
5 21 (1.28%) SAP PP
6 18 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 17 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (1.03%) Sage X3
8 15 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (0.91%) Sage 200
8 15 (0.91%) SAP ERP
9 14 (0.85%) NetSuite
10 10 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (0.61%) SAP APO
11 9 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (0.55%) SAP EWM
12 8 (0.49%) SAP FI
12 8 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
12 8 (0.49%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 88 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.74%) Office 365
4 32 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (0.79%) PaaS
6 11 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.61%) SaaS
8 8 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.37%) IaaS
10 5 (0.30%) GitHub
11 4 (0.24%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.18%) npm
12 3 (0.18%) Route 53
12 3 (0.18%) Serverless
12 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.12%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.68%) Firewall
2 27 (1.64%) Internet
3 24 (1.46%) DNS
4 20 (1.22%) LAN
5 18 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.03%) Ethernet
7 15 (0.91%) WAN
8 12 (0.73%) VPN
9 9 (0.55%) DHCP
9 9 (0.55%) Network Security
9 9 (0.55%) SSL
10 8 (0.49%) SMTP
11 7 (0.43%) NAS
11 7 (0.43%) Wireless
12 6 (0.37%) HTTP
12 6 (0.37%) SAN
12 6 (0.37%) VoIP
13 5 (0.30%) Skype
13 5 (0.30%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.24%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.77%) Big Data
3 58 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (1.77%) Power BI
5 28 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.16%) Data Mining
7 18 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (1.10%) SAP BW
7 18 (1.10%) SAP HANA
8 17 (1.03%) MongoDB
8 17 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 16 (0.97%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
10 13 (0.79%) DB2
11 12 (0.73%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.73%) MySQL
11 12 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 44 (2.68%) Maven
3 43 (2.62%) JIRA
4 34 (2.07%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
6 17 (1.03%) SoapUI
7 15 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.79%) Selenium
9 11 (0.67%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.67%) GitLab
9 11 (0.67%) LabVIEW
10 10 (0.61%) JMeter
11 9 (0.55%) LSMW
11 9 (0.55%) Subversion
11 9 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.43%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.37%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.37%) JUnit
General
1 793 (48.27%) Finance
2 531 (32.32%) Telecoms
3 481 (29.28%) Electronics
3 481 (29.28%) Marketing
4 139 (8.46%) Retail
5 116 (7.06%) Automotive
6 48 (2.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 34 (2.07%) Advertising
8 31 (1.89%) Aerospace
9 28 (1.70%) Military
10 21 (1.28%) Legal
11 17 (1.03%) Law
12 9 (0.55%) Billing
13 8 (0.49%) Avionics
13 8 (0.49%) German Language
14 7 (0.43%) Publishing
15 6 (0.37%) Back Office
16 4 (0.24%) Banking
16 4 (0.24%) French Language
17 3 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 258 (15.70%) Developer
2 256 (15.58%) Analyst
3 170 (10.35%) Consultant
4 145 (8.83%) Project Manager
5 132 (8.03%) Architect
6 129 (7.85%) Business Analyst
7 72 (4.38%) SAP Consultant
8 54 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
9 53 (3.23%) Senior Developer
10 52 (3.16%) Software Engineer
11 44 (2.68%) Integration Developer
12 40 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
13 31 (1.89%) Java Developer
14 30 (1.83%) Support Engineer
14 30 (1.83%) Systems Engineer
15 28 (1.70%) Coordinator
15 28 (1.70%) Desktop Support
15 28 (1.70%) SOA Developer
16 27 (1.64%) IT Manager
17 26 (1.58%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (8.34%) Web Services
2 107 (6.51%) RESTful
3 100 (6.09%) SOAP
4 98 (5.96%) Middleware
5 88 (5.36%) XML
6 81 (4.93%) .NET
7 62 (3.77%) JSON
8 59 (3.59%) HTML
9 57 (3.47%) Apache Camel
10 56 (3.41%) CSS
11 51 (3.10%) AngularJS
12 42 (2.56%) REST
13 38 (2.31%) XSLT
14 32 (1.95%) Swagger
14 32 (1.95%) WireMock
15 25 (1.52%) jQuery
16 22 (1.34%) ASP.NET
16 22 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web API
17 20 (1.22%) Spring
18 15 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
3 82 (4.99%) Life Science
4 51 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 37 (2.25%) FMCG
7 35 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 27 (1.64%) User Experience
10 25 (1.52%) NHS
11 24 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.22%) PMI
13 17 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.85%) SCADA
15 11 (0.67%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.61%) Driving Licence
17 8 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 8 (0.49%) Replication
18 7 (0.43%) Clustering
18 7 (0.43%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 159 (9.68%) Windows
2 91 (5.54%) Linux
3 45 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 42 (2.56%) Unix
5 40 (2.43%) Windows 7
6 38 (2.31%) Windows 10
7 32 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.85%) Windows XP
10 12 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.49%) CentOS
13 6 (0.37%) Android
13 6 (0.37%) Solaris
13 6 (0.37%) VxWorks
14 5 (0.30%) AIX
14 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.24%) zOS
16 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (33.35%) Programme Management
2 538 (32.74%) Business Intelligence
3 456 (27.75%) Digital Marketing
4 389 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
5 176 (10.71%) Project Management
6 172 (10.47%) ERP
7 144 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
8 143 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 122 (7.43%) Scrum
10 114 (6.94%) Logistics
11 113 (6.88%) TDD
12 107 (6.51%) SOA
13 91 (5.54%) Migration
14 89 (5.42%) DevOps
15 74 (4.50%) Business Analysis
16 67 (4.08%) Software Engineering
17 59 (3.59%) Analytics
18 57 (3.47%) Configuration Management
19 56 (3.41%) Test Automation
20 55 (3.35%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 160 (9.74%) SQL
2 138 (8.40%) Java
3 99 (6.03%) C#
4 73 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 49 (2.98%) PowerShell
6 45 (2.74%) Python
7 39 (2.37%) Java 8
8 38 (2.31%) C++
9 35 (2.13%) XPath
10 26 (1.58%) C
11 25 (1.52%) ABAP
12 23 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.16%) PHP
13 19 (1.16%) T-SQL
14 18 (1.10%) R
15 14 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.73%) Groovy
16 12 (0.73%) X++
17 11 (0.67%) Ruby
17 11 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 213 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 178 (10.83%) SC Cleared
3 134 (8.16%) Degree
4 25 (1.52%) PMI Certification
5 22 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.16%) PMP
7 17 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.91%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.85%) CCNA
10 12 (0.73%) BC Cleared
10 12 (0.73%) HNC
11 11 (0.67%) MCSA
11 11 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.61%) CISSP
12 10 (0.61%) ISEB
13 9 (0.55%) MCP
13 9 (0.55%) MCSE
14 7 (0.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.68%) QA
2 39 (2.37%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.83%) PMO
4 20 (1.22%) GDPR
5 13 (0.79%) SLA
6 12 (0.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 9 (0.55%) DO-254
7 9 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.55%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.49%) GMP
9 7 (0.43%) ISO 13485
9 7 (0.43%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.37%) GCP
10 6 (0.37%) RMADS
11 5 (0.30%) GAMP
11 5 (0.30%) HL7
11 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.77%) Docker
4 13 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.61%) vSphere
7 8 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.49%) XenApp
8 7 (0.43%) XenServer
9 6 (0.37%) Firmware
9 6 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.24%) etcd
10 4 (0.24%) flannel
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.12%) Postfix
12 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (2.56%) Ansible
2 31 (1.89%) Terraform
3 20 (1.22%) Puppet
4 17 (1.03%) SCCM
5 12 (0.73%) vCenter Server
6 11 (0.67%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.49%) Kibana
7 8 (0.49%) OpenView
7 8 (0.49%) OVSD
8 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.43%) WSUS
9 6 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.37%) logstash
9 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.30%) PowerCLI
11 4 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.24%) rkt
12 2 (0.12%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 693 (42.18%) SAP
2 206 (12.54%) Microsoft
3 162 (9.86%) Oracle
4 56 (3.41%) WSO2
5 50 (3.04%) VMware
6 41 (2.50%) Cisco
7 33 (2.01%) Sage
8 25 (1.52%) HP
9 22 (1.34%) Citrix
10 21 (1.28%) EMC
11 20 (1.22%) Google
12 19 (1.16%) IBM
13 16 (0.97%) Cognos
13 16 (0.97%) JD Edwards
14 15 (0.91%) Xerox
15 14 (0.85%) Lotus
16 13 (0.79%) Informatica
17 12 (0.73%) Talend
18 11 (0.67%) NetApp
18 11 (0.67%) Tableau