Period
to

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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 173 161 175
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 +12
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,410 1,153 640
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.74% 1.55%
As % of the General category 2.75% 3.28% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 746 384
10th Percentile £381 £350 £300
25th Percentile £450 £434 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% - +10.53%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £588
90th Percentile £738 £738 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 52 29
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.54 £15.25
25th Percentile £23.94 £18.06 £18.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £26.15
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +37.67% -4.91%
75th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £65.30 £57.85 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £34.54 £23.50
% change year-on-year +14.36% +46.98% -15.32%

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 51,313 35,124 21,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 57.29% 52.93% 51.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,682 23,526 13,967
10th Percentile £325 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +9.55% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,407 1,241 832
10th Percentile £12.77 £12.00 £12.31
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £14.99
Median hourly rate £24.05 £21.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.52% +5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £40.12
90th Percentile £60.68 £56.50 £53.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year +8.11% -3.09% +4.95%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -30 1,173 £545 +6.34% 727
Work from Home +1 773 £550 +8.91% 167
UK excluding London +5 684 £525 +5.00% 675
London -48 383 £550 - 94
South West +16 181 £525 +5.00% 101
Midlands +18 152 £500 +25.00% 183
South East -24 138 £500 -16.67% 108
North of England -40 117 £550 +10.00% 162
West Midlands +26 97 £500 +11.11% 103
North West -42 77 £550 +10.00% 83
East of England -15 56 £500 +1.01% 75
East Midlands -13 44 £500 +50.94% 80
Yorkshire -8 34 £625 +19.05% 66
Scotland -14 27 £545 +37.11% 20
Wales -2 9 £515 -6.36% 18
North East -7 5 - - 13
Northern Ireland +3 4 £350 -30.00% 9

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 754 (53.48%) SAP
2 665 (47.16%) Finance
3 514 (36.45%) Business Intelligence
4 495 (35.11%) Telecoms
5 494 (35.04%) Public Sector
6 492 (34.89%) Programme Management
7 488 (34.61%) Marketing
8 483 (34.26%) Electronics
9 466 (33.05%) Digital Marketing
10 271 (19.22%) Agile
11 252 (17.87%) Social Skills
12 187 (13.26%) Azure
13 160 (11.35%) Project Management
13 160 (11.35%) Microsoft
14 154 (10.92%) Security Cleared
15 143 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 128 (9.08%) SAP S/4HANA
17 127 (9.01%) ERP
18 124 (8.79%) SC Cleared
19 111 (7.87%) Windows
20 102 (7.23%) Migration
21 101 (7.16%) Analytics
22 100 (7.09%) Oracle
23 99 (7.02%) SQL
23 99 (7.02%) Scrum
24 97 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
25 93 (6.60%) Degree
26 90 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
27 89 (6.31%) DevOps
28 86 (6.10%) Retail

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 42 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.06%) Confluence
3 7 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (0.35%) SAS
4 5 (0.35%) ThingWorx
4 5 (0.35%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.21%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.21%) JBoss
6 3 (0.21%) MTS
7 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.14%) IIS
7 2 (0.14%) Predix
7 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.071%) Apache
8 1 (0.071%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.071%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 34 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.92%) OrCAD
6 12 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.64%) CATIA
8 8 (0.57%) Windchill
9 5 (0.35%) Sketch
10 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.21%) Maya
11 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.14%) Mathcad
12 2 (0.14%) Simulink
13 1 (0.071%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.071%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.071%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 128 (9.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 32 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (1.42%) Teamcenter
4 18 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (1.28%) NetSuite
4 18 (1.28%) SAP SD
5 17 (1.21%) SAP PP
6 16 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (1.13%) SAP ERP
7 14 (0.99%) SAP MM
8 13 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 13 (0.92%) SAP QM
9 12 (0.85%) SAP MII
10 11 (0.78%) SAP CO
10 11 (0.78%) SAP FI
10 11 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (0.71%) Oracle SCM
12 9 (0.64%) SAP MDG
12 9 (0.64%) SAP PM
13 8 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 187 (13.26%) Azure
2 69 (4.89%) Dynamics 365
3 61 (4.33%) AWS
4 49 (3.48%) Microsoft 365
4 49 (3.48%) Power Platform
5 38 (2.70%) GCP
6 37 (2.62%) SaaS
7 35 (2.48%) PaaS
8 33 (2.34%) Azure DevOps
9 25 (1.77%) GitHub
10 18 (1.28%) IaaS
10 18 (1.28%) PowerApps
11 15 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (0.78%) GitHub Actions
12 11 (0.78%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.57%) Azure Logic Apps
14 7 (0.50%) Power Automate
15 5 (0.35%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.27%) Firewall
2 21 (1.49%) LAN
3 16 (1.13%) Ethernet
4 14 (0.99%) MQTT
5 12 (0.85%) VPN
6 11 (0.78%) Network Security
6 11 (0.78%) SAN
6 11 (0.78%) WAN
7 10 (0.71%) Internet
8 8 (0.57%) HTTP
8 8 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.50%) DNS
10 5 (0.35%) DHCP
10 5 (0.35%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.35%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.28%) DMARC
11 4 (0.28%) VLAN
11 4 (0.28%) Wireless
11 4 (0.28%) WLAN
12 3 (0.21%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.55%) Power BI
3 26 (1.84%) Metadata
4 20 (1.42%) SAP HANA
5 19 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (1.06%) Electronic Patient Records
7 15 (1.06%) MongoDB
8 14 (0.99%) Big Data
9 12 (0.85%) Data Lake
9 12 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.78%) QlikView
10 11 (0.78%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.71%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.71%) Metadata Repository
11 10 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.57%) Pentaho
12 8 (0.57%) Qlik Sense
12 8 (0.57%) Tableau
13 7 (0.50%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 57 (4.04%) JIRA
2 17 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 14 (0.99%) CircleCI
4 13 (0.92%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.78%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.50%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.43%) eggPlant
7 6 (0.43%) Postman
7 6 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.35%) Maven
8 5 (0.35%) Selenium
9 3 (0.21%) Cypress.io
9 3 (0.21%) GitLab
9 3 (0.21%) JMeter
9 3 (0.21%) JUnit
9 3 (0.21%) Protractor
9 3 (0.21%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.21%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.21%) TestCafe
General
1 665 (47.16%) Finance
2 495 (35.11%) Telecoms
3 494 (35.04%) Public Sector
4 488 (34.61%) Marketing
5 483 (34.26%) Electronics
6 252 (17.87%) Social Skills
7 90 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
8 86 (6.10%) Retail
9 65 (4.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 46 (3.26%) Automotive
11 39 (2.77%) Presentation Skills
12 37 (2.62%) Legal
13 35 (2.48%) Aerospace
14 21 (1.49%) German Language
15 15 (1.06%) French Language
15 15 (1.06%) Influencing Skills
16 12 (0.85%) General Ledger
16 12 (0.85%) Local Government
17 10 (0.71%) Law
17 10 (0.71%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 202 (14.33%) Consultant
2 183 (12.98%) Architect
3 166 (11.77%) Project Manager
4 145 (10.28%) Developer
5 144 (10.21%) Analyst
6 87 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
7 70 (4.96%) Business Analyst
7 70 (4.96%) SAP Consultant
8 52 (3.69%) IT Manager
9 46 (3.26%) IT Project Manager
10 40 (2.84%) Functional Consultant
11 32 (2.27%) SAP Architect
12 30 (2.13%) IT Support
13 29 (2.06%) Data Architect
14 25 (1.77%) SAP Manager
15 24 (1.70%) Senior Manager
16 23 (1.63%) IT Technician
17 22 (1.56%) IT Support Technician
17 22 (1.56%) SAP Solutions Architect
17 22 (1.56%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (4.75%) .NET
2 44 (3.12%) HTML
3 42 (2.98%) REST
4 32 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 30 (2.13%) CSS
6 27 (1.91%) React
7 22 (1.56%) Node.js
8 21 (1.49%) XML
9 20 (1.42%) Web Services
10 18 (1.28%) ASP.NET
11 17 (1.21%) OAuth
11 17 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
11 17 (1.21%) Spring
12 15 (1.06%) SAP Fiori
13 14 (0.99%) JSON
13 14 (0.99%) SAPUI5
14 12 (0.85%) Spring Cloud
15 11 (0.78%) Kafka
15 11 (0.78%) Spring Boot
16 10 (0.71%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 60 (4.26%) NHS
1 60 (4.26%) User Experience
2 43 (3.05%) IoT
2 43 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (2.34%) Management Information System
4 27 (1.91%) FMCG
5 26 (1.84%) SCADA
6 25 (1.77%) Life Science
7 20 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (1.28%) Legacy Systems
8 18 (1.28%) Virtual Team
9 14 (0.99%) Data Centre
10 12 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.78%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.71%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.57%) Credit Risk
13 8 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (0.57%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.57%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.57%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 111 (7.87%) Windows
2 47 (3.33%) Linux
3 40 (2.84%) Windows 10
4 17 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.92%) Unix
6 10 (0.71%) Android
7 7 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.28%) VMS
10 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.21%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.071%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.071%) Solaris
13 1 (0.071%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (36.45%) Business Intelligence
2 492 (34.89%) Programme Management
3 466 (33.05%) Digital Marketing
4 271 (19.22%) Agile
5 160 (11.35%) Project Management
6 143 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 127 (9.01%) ERP
8 102 (7.23%) Migration
9 101 (7.16%) Analytics
10 99 (7.02%) Scrum
11 97 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
12 89 (6.31%) DevOps
13 80 (5.67%) Cybersecurity
14 72 (5.11%) Requirements Gathering
15 70 (4.96%) Logistics
16 66 (4.68%) Project Delivery
17 60 (4.26%) ITIL
17 60 (4.26%) Service Management
18 57 (4.04%) Change Management
19 55 (3.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 99 (7.02%) SQL
2 56 (3.97%) JavaScript
3 49 (3.48%) Java
4 46 (3.26%) C#
5 36 (2.55%) Python
6 32 (2.27%) TypeScript
7 30 (2.13%) C
8 29 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 17 (1.21%) Go
9 17 (1.21%) Kotlin
10 14 (0.99%) PL/SQL
11 13 (0.92%) ABAP
11 13 (0.92%) Bash
12 11 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.71%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.57%) C++
14 8 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.43%) PHP
15 6 (0.43%) Ruby
16 5 (0.35%) ES7
Qualifications
1 154 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 124 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 93 (6.60%) Degree
4 32 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 29 (2.06%) CISSP
6 26 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 19 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (0.92%) CISM
10 13 (0.92%) HND
11 12 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
11 12 (0.85%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.78%) MCSE
13 10 (0.71%) ISEB
13 10 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
14 9 (0.64%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.43%) CEH
15 6 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (0.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.13%) SLA
2 27 (1.91%) QA
3 26 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.84%) NIST
4 24 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.70%) PMO
5 11 (0.78%) GDPR
5 11 (0.78%) GxP
6 10 (0.71%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.57%) NCSC
7 8 (0.57%) RMADS
8 7 (0.50%) Accessibility
8 7 (0.50%) GRC
9 6 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.43%) GMP
9 6 (0.43%) SOC 2
10 4 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.28%) NEBOSH
11 3 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 45 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.91%) Docker
3 9 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.071%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.071%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.071%) Firmware
7 1 (0.071%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.071%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.071%) vSphere
7 1 (0.071%) zsh
Systems Management
1 30 (2.13%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.99%) Terraform
3 17 (1.21%) Ansible
4 11 (0.78%) Puppet
5 8 (0.57%) SCCM
6 7 (0.50%) FortiGate
7 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.28%) Istio
10 3 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.21%) Grafana
10 3 (0.21%) Kibana
10 3 (0.21%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.14%) Consul
11 2 (0.14%) Fluentd
11 2 (0.14%) logstash
11 2 (0.14%) Rancher
11 2 (0.14%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 754 (53.48%) SAP
2 160 (11.35%) Microsoft
3 100 (7.09%) Oracle
4 36 (2.55%) Cisco
5 28 (1.99%) Ariba
5 28 (1.99%) Google
6 26 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.70%) JD Edwards
8 23 (1.63%) Siemens
9 20 (1.42%) ServiceNow
9 20 (1.42%) VMware
10 13 (0.92%) Adobe
11 12 (0.85%) ANSYS
12 11 (0.78%) Remedy
13 10 (0.71%) Databricks
13 10 (0.71%) HP
13 10 (0.71%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.71%) Rockwell
14 9 (0.64%) IBM
14 9 (0.64%) Juniper