Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 149 198 169
Rank change year-on-year +49 -29 -13
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,196 1,428 1,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.44% 1.58%
As % of the General category 4.65% 3.59% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 941 966
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 68 118
UK median hourly rate £31.29 £33.50 £34.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.60% -4.26% -0.03%
10th Percentile £15.88 £12.25 £14.51
90th Percentile £52.63 £58.50 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.58 £33.50 £34.98
% change year-on-year -8.73% -4.23% -0.06%

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 25,714 39,782 42,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.42% 40.10% 42.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,291 26,028 28,359
UK median daily rate £475 £478 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.52% +1.60% +4.44%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £430 £413
% change year-on-year - +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 861 1,130 1,137
UK median hourly rate £22.39 £22.00 £21.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +0.96% +3.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.25 £21.60
% change year-on-year -0.20% -6.27% +8.00%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 +45 1,072 £500 +5.26% 1,491
UK excluding London +25 852 £475 +5.56% 1,491
London +90 245 £525 - 143
South West -7 242 £520 +9.47% 193
South East +56 169 £450 +5.88% 279
North of England +37 167 £475 +15.03% 324
Midlands +30 130 £475 +11.76% 385
North West +46 124 £475 +11.76% 176
East of England -7 90 £525 - 171
West Midlands +44 87 £477 +14.82% 232
Scotland +13 37 £450 +67.44% 87
East Midlands +7 37 £400 -11.11% 152
Yorkshire +19 33 £438 +16.67% 107
Wales +24 14 £550 - 51
North East +20 10 £650 +85.71% 41
Northern Ireland -4 4 £375 -6.25% 7

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 648 (54.18%) SAP
2 607 (50.75%) Finance
3 473 (39.55%) Business Intelligence
4 456 (38.13%) Telecoms
4 456 (38.13%) Public Sector
5 449 (37.54%) Programme Management
6 422 (35.28%) Electronics
7 419 (35.03%) Marketing
8 409 (34.20%) Digital Marketing
9 236 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
10 230 (19.23%) Security Cleared
11 164 (13.71%) SC Cleared
12 152 (12.71%) Microsoft
13 135 (11.29%) ERP
14 133 (11.12%) Windows
15 125 (10.45%) Project Management
16 114 (9.53%) Retail
17 106 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 97 (8.11%) Windows 10
19 87 (7.27%) SQL
20 85 (7.11%) Java
20 85 (7.11%) Oracle
21 84 (7.02%) JavaScript
21 84 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
22 80 (6.69%) Azure
23 78 (6.52%) Migration
24 69 (5.77%) Python
24 69 (5.77%) Degree
24 69 (5.77%) DevOps
24 69 (5.77%) Cybersecurity

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 32 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.51%) Confluence
3 11 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (0.92%) Red Hat Fuse
4 10 (0.84%) CMS
5 8 (0.67%) Mule
5 8 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
6 7 (0.59%) Apache
6 7 (0.59%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.59%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.42%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.25%) Drupal
8 3 (0.25%) JBoss
8 3 (0.25%) nginx
8 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.17%) IIS
9 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.17%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 40 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.92%) Windchill
6 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.59%) Siemens NX
7 6 (0.50%) Sketch
8 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.25%) InVision
9 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.17%) Figma
10 2 (0.17%) Marvel
10 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.17%) Simulink
11 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.084%) CATIA
11 1 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.084%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 47 (3.93%) SAP S/4HANA
2 29 (2.42%) Teamcenter
3 26 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 25 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 17 (1.42%) SAP PP
7 16 (1.34%) SAP ERP
8 12 (1.00%) SAP IBP
9 11 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.92%) SAP CO
10 10 (0.84%) SAP MM
11 9 (0.75%) SAP FI
11 9 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (0.67%) MFGPRO
12 8 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.67%) SAP QM
12 8 (0.67%) SAP WM
13 7 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
13 7 (0.59%) Oracle Manufacturing
13 7 (0.59%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 80 (6.69%) Azure
2 60 (5.02%) AWS
3 57 (4.77%) Office 365
4 47 (3.93%) Dynamics 365
5 42 (3.51%) Power Platform
6 20 (1.67%) SaaS
7 15 (1.25%) GCP
7 15 (1.25%) PaaS
8 13 (1.09%) IaaS
9 9 (0.75%) GitHub
10 8 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.42%) Serverless
12 4 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Flow
12 4 (0.33%) Yammer
13 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.17%) DNS
2 22 (1.84%) Firewall
3 20 (1.67%) LAN
4 19 (1.59%) WAN
5 12 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.84%) DHCP
6 10 (0.84%) Network Security
6 10 (0.84%) Wireless
7 7 (0.59%) HTTP
7 7 (0.59%) Skype
7 7 (0.59%) SSH
7 7 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.59%) WLAN
8 6 (0.50%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.42%) Internet
9 5 (0.42%) Intranet
9 5 (0.42%) RFID
9 5 (0.42%) VPN
10 4 (0.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.93%) Big Data
3 40 (3.34%) Power BI
4 24 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (1.34%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (1.17%) SAP HANA
7 14 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.00%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.59%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.59%) SAP BW
11 6 (0.50%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.50%) PowerCenter
11 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 41 (3.43%) Git (software)
2 40 (3.34%) JIRA
3 17 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.17%) Selenium
5 14 (1.17%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.09%) GitLab
7 9 (0.75%) Subversion
8 7 (0.59%) JMeter
8 7 (0.59%) Maven
9 6 (0.50%) git-flow
9 6 (0.50%) JUnit
9 6 (0.50%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.42%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.42%) Synon
11 4 (0.33%) Moq
11 4 (0.33%) MSTest
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.33%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
General
1 607 (50.75%) Finance
2 456 (38.13%) Public Sector
2 456 (38.13%) Telecoms
3 422 (35.28%) Electronics
4 419 (35.03%) Marketing
5 114 (9.53%) Retail
6 55 (4.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 45 (3.76%) Aerospace
8 41 (3.43%) Automotive
9 14 (1.17%) Military
10 13 (1.09%) Law
11 11 (0.92%) Legal
12 10 (0.84%) Billing
13 6 (0.50%) German Language
14 5 (0.42%) Publishing
15 4 (0.33%) Games
15 4 (0.33%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.33%) Local Government
16 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 139 (11.62%) Developer
2 130 (10.87%) Analyst
3 123 (10.28%) Project Manager
4 118 (9.87%) Architect
5 116 (9.70%) Consultant
6 54 (4.52%) SAP Manager
7 52 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
8 45 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
9 44 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
10 38 (3.18%) Coordinator
10 38 (3.18%) Support Engineer
11 37 (3.09%) Business Analyst
12 35 (2.93%) Desktop Engineer
12 35 (2.93%) SAP Project Manager
13 33 (2.76%) Java Developer
14 32 (2.68%) Desktop Support
15 29 (2.42%) Security Assurance Coordinator
16 27 (2.26%) Windows Support Engineer
17 25 (2.09%) IT Manager
18 22 (1.84%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.68%) HTML
2 46 (3.85%) Web Services
3 44 (3.68%) RESTful
4 43 (3.60%) CSS
5 34 (2.84%) XML
6 33 (2.76%) .NET
7 23 (1.92%) Middleware
7 23 (1.92%) SOAP
8 22 (1.84%) Spring
9 19 (1.59%) HTML5
10 17 (1.42%) JSON
11 14 (1.17%) ASP.NET
11 14 (1.17%) React
11 14 (1.17%) REST
12 12 (1.00%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.00%) Apache Camel
12 12 (1.00%) BAPI
12 12 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (0.92%) Swagger
14 10 (0.84%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 62 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.35%) Life Science
3 40 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.93%) User Experience
5 32 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (2.51%) FMCG
7 28 (2.34%) NHS
8 27 (2.26%) Data Structures
9 26 (2.17%) Data Centre
10 19 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (1.51%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.25%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.75%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.67%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.67%) SCADA
15 7 (0.59%) CMDB
15 7 (0.59%) e-Learning
15 7 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.59%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 133 (11.12%) Windows
2 97 (8.11%) Windows 10
3 53 (4.43%) Linux
4 46 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 29 (2.42%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.42%) Unix
7 12 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.84%) Android
9 9 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.42%) VMS
11 5 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.25%) AIX
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.084%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (39.55%) Business Intelligence
2 449 (37.54%) Programme Management
3 409 (34.20%) Digital Marketing
4 236 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (11.29%) ERP
6 125 (10.45%) Project Management
7 106 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 84 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
9 78 (6.52%) Migration
10 69 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
10 69 (5.77%) DevOps
11 66 (5.52%) Test Automation
12 65 (5.43%) Change Management
13 64 (5.35%) Logistics
14 62 (5.18%) Analytics
14 62 (5.18%) Scrum
15 57 (4.77%) ITIL
16 50 (4.18%) Project Delivery
17 48 (4.01%) PLM
18 42 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 87 (7.27%) SQL
2 85 (7.11%) Java
3 84 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 69 (5.77%) Python
5 38 (3.18%) C
6 34 (2.84%) C#
7 21 (1.76%) PowerShell
8 19 (1.59%) C++
9 17 (1.42%) PHP
10 16 (1.34%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.09%) Java 8
12 12 (1.00%) Ruby
13 11 (0.92%) R
13 11 (0.92%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.84%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.67%) VBA
16 7 (0.59%) Embedded C
16 7 (0.59%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.59%) Progress 4GL
17 6 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 230 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 164 (13.71%) SC Cleared
3 69 (5.77%) Degree
4 65 (5.43%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (1.25%) PMP
8 14 (1.17%) CISSP
8 14 (1.17%) PMI Certification
9 13 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.92%) CISM
11 10 (0.84%) ISEB
12 9 (0.75%) CCNA
12 9 (0.75%) MCP
13 8 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.59%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.50%) PhD
16 5 (0.42%) APMP
16 5 (0.42%) CCNP
16 5 (0.42%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.85%) QA
2 30 (2.51%) PMO
3 28 (2.34%) JSP 440
4 25 (2.09%) RMADS
5 18 (1.51%) GDPR
6 15 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.84%) NIST
8 8 (0.67%) GxP
9 7 (0.59%) NCSC
9 7 (0.59%) SLA
10 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.42%) WCAG
12 4 (0.33%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.17%) ISO 13485
14 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 34 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.76%) Docker
3 12 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.50%) vSphere
5 4 (0.33%) XenApp
5 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.17%) HDFS
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.084%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.084%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.084%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.084%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (1.67%) Ansible
1 20 (1.67%) SCCM
2 15 (1.25%) Puppet
3 13 (1.09%) HP ALM
4 12 (1.00%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (0.92%) Terraform
6 5 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (0.33%) MOM
7 4 (0.33%) Nagios
7 4 (0.33%) WSUS
8 3 (0.25%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.25%) Grafana
8 3 (0.25%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.17%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 648 (54.18%) SAP
2 152 (12.71%) Microsoft
3 85 (7.11%) Oracle
4 29 (2.42%) Ariba
5 20 (1.67%) VMware
6 18 (1.51%) Cisco
7 15 (1.25%) HP
7 15 (1.25%) Siemens
8 13 (1.09%) Google
9 12 (1.00%) Citrix
9 12 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.00%) Tableau
10 11 (0.92%) hybris
10 11 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 10 (0.84%) Adobe
12 9 (0.75%) Progress
12 9 (0.75%) Splunk
12 9 (0.75%) Talend
13 8 (0.67%) QAD
13 8 (0.67%) WSO2