Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 145 185
Rank change year-on-year -33 +40 -5
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,523 1,635 1,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.79% 1.41%
As % of the General category 4.01% 4.71% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 1,102 856
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £297 £251 £225
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 140 157
UK median hourly rate £34.98 £35.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% -5.33% +29.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.73 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.76 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.29% - +20.69%

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 38,011 34,677 41,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.62% 38.03% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,718 22,784 26,593
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 861 1,005
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.71%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £25.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +1.00% -11.50% +7.62%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -27 1,428 £464 +9.12% 953
UK excluding London -31 1,117 £450 +9.09% 881
London -49 326 £500 +5.26% 120
Midlands -12 275 £438 +1.74% 204
East of England +21 211 £525 +35.48% 126
North of England -30 200 £450 +5.88% 181
South East -41 199 £444 +4.41% 189
South West -6 169 £388 +3.33% 129
North West -6 141 £479 +0.79% 87
East Midlands -14 131 £415 -2.35% 51
West Midlands -21 130 £475 +8.88% 152
Yorkshire -33 51 £438 +2.94% 65
Scotland -14 42 £425 +11.48% 26
Wales -24 14 £450 -1.10% 24
North East +4 9 £300 -14.41% 29
Northern Ireland -3 7 £525 +50.00% 3

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 684 (44.91%) Finance
2 677 (44.45%) SAP
3 486 (31.91%) Business Intelligence
4 481 (31.58%) Programme Management
5 480 (31.52%) Telecoms
6 438 (28.76%) Marketing
7 437 (28.69%) Electronics
8 415 (27.25%) Digital Marketing
9 332 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
10 228 (14.97%) Security Cleared
11 178 (11.69%) SC Cleared
12 168 (11.03%) Microsoft
13 163 (10.70%) ERP
14 162 (10.64%) SQL
15 151 (9.91%) Oracle
16 150 (9.85%) Project Management
17 133 (8.73%) Java
18 129 (8.47%) TDD
19 122 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
20 121 (7.94%) Greenfield Project
21 118 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
22 117 (7.68%) Degree
23 112 (7.35%) Windows
23 112 (7.35%) Migration
24 107 (7.03%) Big Data
25 103 (6.76%) Analytics
25 103 (6.76%) Retail
26 95 (6.24%) DevOps
27 94 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
28 93 (6.11%) Scrum

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 56 (3.68%) Mule
2 49 (3.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 45 (2.95%) Oracle Service Bus
4 42 (2.76%) Apache Spark
5 33 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.79%) Apache
7 10 (0.66%) CMS
8 9 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.46%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.39%) Confluence
11 6 (0.39%) nginx
12 5 (0.33%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.33%) Mule ESB
12 5 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.26%) SAS
13 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 58 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.79%) Windchill
7 9 (0.59%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.39%) Siemens NX
8 6 (0.39%) Simulink
9 4 (0.26%) CATIA
9 4 (0.26%) OrCAD
9 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.20%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.13%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.13%) Snagit
11 2 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.066%) Autodesk Inventor
12 1 (0.066%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 45 (2.95%) Dynamics AX
2 28 (1.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 28 (1.84%) SAP PP
3 24 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (1.31%) SAP FI
5 18 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 17 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 16 (1.05%) NetSuite
7 16 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
7 16 (1.05%) SAP CO
8 15 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
9 13 (0.85%) SAP SD
10 12 (0.79%) Teamcenter
11 11 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
11 11 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 10 (0.66%) Sage 200
13 9 (0.59%) SAP MDG
13 9 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
14 8 (0.53%) BPCS
14 8 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.04%) Office 365
4 21 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
4 21 (1.38%) SaaS
5 18 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.12%) PaaS
7 11 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.46%) FinancialForce
8 7 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 6 (0.39%) GitHub
10 5 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.26%) Force.com
11 4 (0.26%) IaaS
12 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.20%) MailChimp
12 3 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.20%) Serverless
13 2 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.90%) Firewall
2 24 (1.58%) Internet
3 23 (1.51%) DNS
3 23 (1.51%) VPN
4 22 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.05%) Skype
6 14 (0.92%) HTTP
7 12 (0.79%) SSL
7 12 (0.79%) WAN
8 11 (0.72%) LAN
9 9 (0.59%) DHCP
10 7 (0.46%) FTP
10 7 (0.46%) MQTT
10 7 (0.46%) Wireless
11 6 (0.39%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.33%) Network Security
12 5 (0.33%) SMS
13 4 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.20%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (7.03%) Big Data
2 58 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 49 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (1.84%) Power BI
6 27 (1.77%) PowerCenter
7 26 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 25 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 24 (1.58%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.18%) SAP HANA
11 17 (1.12%) Cognos Report Studio
11 17 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 17 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (0.98%) DB2
12 15 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (0.98%) SAP BW
13 13 (0.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 12 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.79%) MS Access
14 12 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (4.14%) Maven
2 45 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 38 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 33 (2.17%) JIRA
5 25 (1.64%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.85%) SoapUI
7 12 (0.79%) Eclipse
7 12 (0.79%) TeamCity
8 11 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.66%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.66%) GitLab
9 10 (0.66%) PyCharm
10 9 (0.59%) Artifactory
10 9 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
10 9 (0.59%) Selenium
11 8 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.46%) JUnit
13 6 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.33%) Gradle
14 5 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 684 (44.91%) Finance
2 480 (31.52%) Telecoms
3 438 (28.76%) Marketing
4 437 (28.69%) Electronics
5 103 (6.76%) Retail
6 82 (5.38%) Automotive
7 58 (3.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 30 (1.97%) Advertising
9 26 (1.71%) Aerospace
10 20 (1.31%) Military
11 13 (0.85%) French Language
12 12 (0.79%) Banking
12 12 (0.79%) Games
12 12 (0.79%) Legal
13 8 (0.53%) German Language
14 7 (0.46%) Digital Economy
14 7 (0.46%) Law
15 5 (0.33%) Billing
15 5 (0.33%) Local Government
16 3 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 248 (16.28%) Developer
2 218 (14.31%) Analyst
3 178 (11.69%) Consultant
4 140 (9.19%) Architect
5 139 (9.13%) Project Manager
6 107 (7.03%) Business Analyst
7 70 (4.60%) SAP Consultant
8 58 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
9 55 (3.61%) Integration Developer
10 47 (3.09%) Senior Developer
11 43 (2.82%) Software Engineer
12 41 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
13 36 (2.36%) Java Developer
13 36 (2.36%) SAP Manager
14 35 (2.30%) IT Manager
15 32 (2.10%) Support Engineer
16 31 (2.04%) Data Analyst
16 31 (2.04%) Data Engineer
17 29 (1.90%) Agile Developer
17 29 (1.90%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (5.91%) SOAP
1 90 (5.91%) XML
2 87 (5.71%) Web Services
3 80 (5.25%) RESTful
4 78 (5.12%) JSON
5 68 (4.46%) Middleware
6 60 (3.94%) .NET
7 54 (3.55%) HTML
8 51 (3.35%) AngularJS
9 50 (3.28%) Apache Camel
10 47 (3.09%) CSS
10 47 (3.09%) REST
11 46 (3.02%) XSLT
12 38 (2.50%) Swagger
12 38 (2.50%) WireMock
13 25 (1.64%) ASP.NET
13 25 (1.64%) jQuery
14 21 (1.38%) Spring
15 18 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
16 16 (1.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 121 (7.94%) Greenfield Project
2 118 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.89%) Life Science
6 41 (2.69%) User Experience
7 40 (2.63%) FMCG
8 22 (1.44%) Data Centre
8 22 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.18%) PMI
10 17 (1.12%) NHS
11 14 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.72%) LIMS
13 11 (0.72%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.72%) SCADA
14 8 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.39%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 112 (7.35%) Windows
2 74 (4.86%) Linux
3 35 (2.30%) Unix
4 28 (1.84%) Windows 7
5 26 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (1.64%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.79%) Windows XP
8 10 (0.66%) Android
8 10 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.39%) Solaris
10 4 (0.26%) VMS
10 4 (0.26%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.13%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (31.91%) Business Intelligence
2 481 (31.58%) Programme Management
3 415 (27.25%) Digital Marketing
4 332 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
5 163 (10.70%) ERP
6 150 (9.85%) Project Management
7 129 (8.47%) TDD
8 122 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
9 112 (7.35%) Migration
10 103 (6.76%) Analytics
11 95 (6.24%) DevOps
12 94 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 93 (6.11%) Scrum
14 86 (5.65%) SOA
15 69 (4.53%) Logistics
16 66 (4.33%) PLM
17 65 (4.27%) Test Automation
18 61 (4.01%) Business Analysis
19 60 (3.94%) PRINCE2
20 58 (3.81%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 162 (10.64%) SQL
2 133 (8.73%) Java
3 90 (5.91%) Python
4 77 (5.06%) C#
5 75 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 43 (2.82%) XPath
7 37 (2.43%) R
8 32 (2.10%) C++
9 23 (1.51%) PL/SQL
10 21 (1.38%) C
10 21 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.18%) ABAP
12 16 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 15 (0.98%) VBA
14 13 (0.85%) VB
15 12 (0.79%) Ada
16 11 (0.72%) Ruby
17 10 (0.66%) MATLAB
17 10 (0.66%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 228 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 178 (11.69%) SC Cleared
3 117 (7.68%) Degree
4 38 (2.50%) PMP
5 28 (1.84%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.84%) PMI Certification
6 22 (1.44%) Master's Degree
7 20 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.85%) HNC
9 10 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.53%) CISSP
10 8 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.53%) SAP Certification
10 8 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (0.46%) HND
11 7 (0.46%) MCSE
11 7 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.94%) Data Quality
2 45 (2.95%) QA
3 42 (2.76%) PMO
4 23 (1.51%) SLA
5 14 (0.92%) GDPR
6 10 (0.66%) GMP
6 10 (0.66%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.46%) GCP
8 7 (0.46%) GxP
8 7 (0.46%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 5 (0.33%) GAMP
10 5 (0.33%) ISO 13485
10 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 54 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.36%) Docker
3 15 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.53%) Firmware
5 7 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.33%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.26%) XenApp
8 3 (0.20%) etcd
8 3 (0.20%) flannel
9 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.13%) vSphere
9 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.13%) XenServer
10 1 (0.066%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.066%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 31 (2.04%) Ansible
3 28 (1.84%) Puppet
4 17 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.98%) SCCM
6 11 (0.72%) MOM
7 9 (0.59%) Terraform
8 6 (0.39%) FlexNet
8 6 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.39%) OpenView
8 6 (0.39%) OVSD
9 4 (0.26%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.26%) logstash
9 4 (0.26%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
10 3 (0.20%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.20%) Kibana
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.20%) rkt
11 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 677 (44.45%) SAP
2 168 (11.03%) Microsoft
3 151 (9.91%) Oracle
4 47 (3.09%) WSO2
5 32 (2.10%) Cognos
6 30 (1.97%) IBM
7 29 (1.90%) Informatica
8 26 (1.71%) JD Edwards
9 25 (1.64%) Cisco
9 25 (1.64%) Google
9 25 (1.64%) Tableau
10 24 (1.58%) Sage
10 24 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (1.38%) VMware
12 20 (1.31%) Infor
13 17 (1.12%) HP
14 15 (0.98%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.85%) Adobe
15 13 (0.85%) ServiceNow
16 11 (0.72%) Siemens