Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 176 129
Rank change year-on-year +21 -47 +53
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,510 1,613 1,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.58% 2.01%
As % of the General category 4.40% 3.89% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 962 1,203
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +11.52%
10th Percentile £220 £262 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 118 134
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £35.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.49% -2.10% -4.67%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.43 £17.00
90th Percentile £48.13 £54.04 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -32.86% - -6.67%

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 34,313 41,456 43,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.29% 40.67% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,972 26,904 28,641
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1,122 1,081
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.70 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.57
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.37% +12.83%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +23 1,371 £475 - 1,347
UK excluding London +9 1,100 £475 +5.56% 1,336
London +94 316 £500 -2.44% 121
South West -17 273 £525 +23.53% 214
South East +41 250 £400 -15.79% 242
Midlands +42 203 £475 -2.06% 315
North of England -13 174 £456 +7.35% 251
West Midlands +40 127 £483 -10.19% 199
East of England -20 116 £525 - 206
North West -2 114 £500 +21.21% 141
East Midlands +21 69 £425 -12.37% 115
Yorkshire +3 47 £425 -2.86% 89
Scotland +2 34 £405 -12.43% 61
Wales +29 24 £450 -16.28% 46
Northern Ireland +14 19 £509 +7.16% 3
North East +8 13 £335 -17.69% 21

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 880 (58.28%) SAP
2 698 (46.23%) Finance
3 549 (36.36%) Telecoms
4 536 (35.50%) Business Intelligence
5 533 (35.30%) Public Sector
6 513 (33.97%) Marketing
7 500 (33.11%) Electronics
7 500 (33.11%) Programme Management
8 488 (32.32%) Digital Marketing
9 283 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
10 231 (15.30%) Security Cleared
11 178 (11.79%) Project Management
12 177 (11.72%) Windows
13 171 (11.32%) ERP
14 163 (10.79%) SC Cleared
15 151 (10.00%) Microsoft
16 135 (8.94%) Retail
17 124 (8.21%) Oracle
18 122 (8.08%) Windows 10
19 115 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
20 111 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
21 110 (7.28%) Logistics
22 108 (7.15%) SQL
23 102 (6.75%) Migration
23 102 (6.75%) Azure
24 101 (6.69%) Java
25 98 (6.49%) Degree
26 96 (6.36%) Life Science
27 94 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
28 85 (5.63%) Web Services

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 40 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 34 (2.25%) Mule
3 34 (2.25%) Oracle Service Bus
4 14 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 11 (0.73%) Apache Spark
5 11 (0.73%) CMS
6 10 (0.66%) Confluence
7 7 (0.46%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.33%) Apache
10 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.20%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.20%) Documentum
11 3 (0.20%) IIS
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.13%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 48 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.53%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.40%) CATIA
6 6 (0.40%) Siemens NX
6 6 (0.40%) Sketch
7 5 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.26%) PTC Creo
8 4 (0.26%) SketchUp
8 4 (0.26%) Windchill
9 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
10 2 (0.13%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.13%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 65 (4.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 44 (2.91%) SAP MM
3 40 (2.65%) SAP ERP
3 40 (2.65%) SAP WM
4 37 (2.45%) SAP PP
5 35 (2.32%) SAP FI
6 34 (2.25%) SAP CO
7 33 (2.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 30 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 29 (1.92%) SAP QM
10 26 (1.72%) Teamcenter
11 20 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
12 18 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
13 15 (0.99%) NetSuite
13 15 (0.99%) SAP SD
14 14 (0.93%) SAP IBP
15 13 (0.86%) SAP EWM
16 11 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
16 11 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
17 10 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 102 (6.75%) Azure
2 69 (4.57%) Office 365
3 53 (3.51%) AWS
4 46 (3.05%) Dynamics 365
5 33 (2.19%) SaaS
6 29 (1.92%) Power Platform
7 23 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.06%) PaaS
9 11 (0.73%) IaaS
10 9 (0.60%) Serverless
11 8 (0.53%) GCP
12 7 (0.46%) Azure Functions
13 6 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Flow
13 6 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.33%) GitHub
14 5 (0.33%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.26%) Boomi
15 4 (0.26%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.58%) Firewall
2 35 (2.32%) LAN
3 28 (1.85%) WAN
4 25 (1.66%) DNS
5 16 (1.06%) Skype
6 15 (0.99%) Wireless
7 14 (0.93%) RFID
7 14 (0.93%) VPN
8 12 (0.79%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.73%) WLAN
10 10 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (0.66%) DHCP
10 10 (0.66%) VoIP
11 8 (0.53%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.53%) Network Security
11 8 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.46%) FTP
13 6 (0.40%) Internet
13 6 (0.40%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.71%) Big Data
3 27 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (1.79%) Power BI
4 23 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.19%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.93%) SAP HANA
9 12 (0.79%) SAP BW
10 11 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.60%) MySQL
11 9 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (0.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.53%) Qlik Sense
13 7 (0.46%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 39 (2.58%) JIRA
3 23 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.46%) Visual Studio
5 20 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 19 (1.26%) Selenium
7 10 (0.66%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.60%) Mocha
8 9 (0.60%) Subversion
9 8 (0.53%) SpecFlow
9 8 (0.53%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.46%) Maven
11 6 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.40%) JUnit
11 6 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.40%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.33%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.33%) Synon
13 4 (0.26%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
General
1 698 (46.23%) Finance
2 549 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 533 (35.30%) Public Sector
4 513 (33.97%) Marketing
5 500 (33.11%) Electronics
6 135 (8.94%) Retail
7 80 (5.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 25 (1.66%) Aerospace
9 23 (1.52%) Automotive
10 18 (1.19%) Legal
11 14 (0.93%) Billing
12 12 (0.79%) Law
13 11 (0.73%) Banking
14 8 (0.53%) Back Office
14 8 (0.53%) Military
15 7 (0.46%) German Language
16 6 (0.40%) Publishing
17 5 (0.33%) Avionics
18 4 (0.26%) Spanish Language
19 3 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 239 (15.83%) Consultant
2 195 (12.91%) Analyst
3 184 (12.19%) Developer
4 149 (9.87%) Project Manager
5 133 (8.81%) Architect
6 124 (8.21%) SAP Consultant
7 77 (5.10%) Business Analyst
8 70 (4.64%) SAP Manager
9 58 (3.84%) Support Engineer
10 57 (3.77%) Java Developer
11 53 (3.51%) Windows Engineer
12 51 (3.38%) Desktop Support
12 51 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
13 48 (3.18%) Desktop Engineer
14 46 (3.05%) SAP Project Manager
15 44 (2.91%) Senior Developer
16 42 (2.78%) Functional Consultant
17 40 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 40 (2.65%) SAP Analyst
18 35 (2.32%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (5.63%) Web Services
2 60 (3.97%) .NET
2 60 (3.97%) RESTful
3 55 (3.64%) Middleware
3 55 (3.64%) SOAP
4 53 (3.51%) HTML
5 51 (3.38%) CSS
6 44 (2.91%) XML
7 36 (2.38%) Apache Camel
8 28 (1.85%) BAPI
9 25 (1.66%) REST
10 23 (1.52%) AngularJS
11 17 (1.13%) Node.js
12 16 (1.06%) .NET Core
12 16 (1.06%) EDI
12 16 (1.06%) JSON
13 14 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (0.93%) HTML5
13 14 (0.93%) jQuery
14 13 (0.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 96 (6.36%) Life Science
2 94 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 62 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
5 43 (2.85%) NHS
6 41 (2.72%) User Experience
7 39 (2.58%) FMCG
8 29 (1.92%) Data Structures
9 23 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.13%) PKI
11 16 (1.06%) Algorithms
12 15 (0.99%) Data Centre
13 13 (0.86%) Social Media
14 12 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.66%) SCADA
16 9 (0.60%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 7 (0.46%) LIMS
18 7 (0.46%) PMI
18 7 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 177 (11.72%) Windows
2 122 (8.08%) Windows 10
3 65 (4.30%) Linux
4 62 (4.11%) Windows 7
5 42 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.86%) Unix
8 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.53%) Android
11 6 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.33%) Solaris
13 4 (0.26%) AIX
13 4 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.20%) CentOS
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (35.50%) Business Intelligence
2 500 (33.11%) Programme Management
3 488 (32.32%) Digital Marketing
4 283 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
5 178 (11.79%) Project Management
6 171 (11.32%) ERP
7 115 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 111 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
9 110 (7.28%) Logistics
10 102 (6.75%) Migration
11 84 (5.56%) DevOps
12 77 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
13 74 (4.90%) Project Delivery
14 73 (4.83%) Scrum
15 71 (4.70%) ITIL
16 62 (4.11%) Change Management
17 60 (3.97%) TDD
18 56 (3.71%) Test Automation
19 55 (3.64%) CRM
20 54 (3.58%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 108 (7.15%) SQL
2 101 (6.69%) Java
3 79 (5.23%) JavaScript
4 67 (4.44%) Python
5 59 (3.91%) C#
6 41 (2.72%) C++
7 36 (2.38%) C
7 36 (2.38%) Java 8
8 28 (1.85%) ABAP
9 23 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 20 (1.32%) T-SQL
11 15 (0.99%) PL/SQL
11 15 (0.99%) R
12 14 (0.93%) PHP
13 13 (0.86%) VB
13 13 (0.86%) VBA
14 11 (0.73%) TypeScript
15 9 (0.60%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.53%) Go
17 6 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 231 (15.30%) Security Cleared
2 163 (10.79%) SC Cleared
3 98 (6.49%) Degree
4 62 (4.11%) DV Cleared
5 43 (2.85%) PMP
6 25 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (1.59%) PMI Certification
8 20 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (0.93%) CCNP
9 14 (0.93%) CISSP
9 14 (0.93%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.86%) CCNA
10 13 (0.86%) ISEB
11 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.73%) CISM
12 11 (0.73%) HND
13 9 (0.60%) CISA
13 9 (0.60%) MCP
13 9 (0.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.91%) QA
2 28 (1.85%) PMO
3 26 (1.72%) SLA
4 21 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.39%) JSP 440
5 19 (1.26%) RMADS
6 13 (0.86%) GDPR
6 13 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.66%) GxP
9 8 (0.53%) GAMP
9 8 (0.53%) GMP
10 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.26%) COSHH
12 4 (0.26%) ISO 13485
12 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.26%) NEBOSH
13 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 59 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.52%) Docker
3 9 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.53%) Firmware
5 6 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.20%) vSphere
7 3 (0.20%) XenApp
7 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.066%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.066%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.066%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.066%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.066%) HDFS
9 1 (0.066%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (2.58%) SCCM
2 22 (1.46%) AirWatch
2 22 (1.46%) Ansible
2 22 (1.46%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.39%) Terraform
4 18 (1.19%) HP ALM
5 16 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.53%) MOM
8 5 (0.33%) Puppet
8 5 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.20%) Kibana
9 3 (0.20%) WMI
9 3 (0.20%) WSUS
10 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.13%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.13%) Grafana
10 2 (0.13%) OpenView
10 2 (0.13%) SCOM
11 1 (0.066%) Packer
Vendors
1 880 (58.28%) SAP
2 151 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 124 (8.21%) Oracle
4 39 (2.58%) Ariba
4 39 (2.58%) Cisco
5 34 (2.25%) WSO2
6 26 (1.72%) HP
6 26 (1.72%) Talend
7 20 (1.32%) VMware
8 19 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.06%) Google
10 15 (0.99%) Siemens
11 14 (0.93%) JD Edwards
12 13 (0.86%) Infor
13 12 (0.79%) Citrix
13 12 (0.79%) IBM
13 12 (0.79%) Tableau
14 10 (0.66%) CheckPoint
14 10 (0.66%) Dell
15 9 (0.60%) hybris