Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 172 183
Rank change year-on-year +26 +11 -58
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 633 1,493 1,588
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 1.62% 1.53%
As % of the General category 4.33% 4.10% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 1,015 965
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £243
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 63 120
Median hourly rate £30.58 £27.50 £33.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.18% -16.84% -9.40%
10th Percentile £17.86 £12.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.88 £27.50 £34.07
% change year-on-year +5.00% -19.28% -2.66%

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 14,604 36,418 42,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.54% 39.61% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,236 23,443 27,303
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £293 £300 £288
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 979 1,087
Median hourly rate £30.03 £22.50 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.44% +2.74% -0.45%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.45 £11.72
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% -9.09%

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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 +34 564 £525 +10.53% 458
UK excluding London +13 420 £513 +7.89% 460
London +66 151 £525 +5.00% 42
South West +8 121 £550 +4.76% 63
South East +62 106 £488 +11.43% 91
Work from Home -3 82 £518 +15.00% 39
North of England +48 75 £450 +5.88% 89
North West +39 54 £460 +6.98% 49
East of England +4 45 £493 -6.19% 72
Midlands -17 41 £456 -3.95% 99
West Midlands -8 28 £456 -3.95% 55
Scotland +59 20 £445 +11.25% 26
Yorkshire +56 15 £435 +8.75% 32
East Midlands +17 13 £355 -16.47% 44
Wales +19 10 £375 -16.67% 17
North East +33 6 £388 +19.23% 8
Northern Ireland -1 5 £350 -31.24% 3

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 353 (55.77%) SAP
1 353 (55.77%) Finance
2 294 (46.45%) Business Intelligence
3 290 (45.81%) Telecoms
4 289 (45.66%) Public Sector
5 286 (45.18%) Programme Management
6 277 (43.76%) Marketing
7 274 (43.29%) Electronics
8 271 (42.81%) Digital Marketing
9 126 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
10 121 (19.12%) Security Cleared
11 109 (17.22%) Microsoft
12 79 (12.48%) Oracle
13 76 (12.01%) SC Cleared
14 72 (11.37%) Azure
15 71 (11.22%) Migration
16 66 (10.43%) Windows
17 60 (9.48%) ERP
17 60 (9.48%) Project Management
18 57 (9.00%) Java
19 53 (8.37%) SQL
20 52 (8.21%) Web Services
21 50 (7.90%) XML
21 50 (7.90%) JSON
22 48 (7.58%) TDD
23 47 (7.42%) Degree
23 47 (7.42%) Office 365
24 45 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
24 45 (7.11%) Retail
24 45 (7.11%) Middleware

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 27 (4.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (3.95%) Mule
2 25 (3.95%) Oracle Service Bus
2 25 (3.95%) Red Hat Fuse
3 24 (3.79%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.11%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.11%) CMS
5 6 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.95%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.63%) Confluence
7 3 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.32%) Apache
8 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.32%) nginx
8 2 (0.32%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.32%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 32 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.16%) Figma
6 1 (0.16%) Revit
6 1 (0.16%) Simulink
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (3.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.42%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (1.11%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 7 (1.11%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.95%) Oracle ASCP
6 6 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.95%) Teamcenter
7 5 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.79%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.79%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.63%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.63%) SAP PP
8 4 (0.63%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 72 (11.37%) Azure
2 47 (7.42%) Office 365
3 37 (5.85%) SaaS
4 36 (5.69%) AWS
5 30 (4.74%) PaaS
6 23 (3.63%) IaaS
7 18 (2.84%) Power Platform
8 12 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (1.11%) GCP
10 7 (1.11%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.63%) Serverless
13 3 (0.47%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.47%) Google Sheets
14 2 (0.32%) Logic Apps
14 2 (0.32%) npm
14 2 (0.32%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.11%) Firewall
2 22 (3.48%) DNS
3 14 (2.21%) LAN
3 14 (2.21%) WAN
4 10 (1.58%) Wireless
5 9 (1.42%) VPN
6 8 (1.26%) Skype
7 6 (0.95%) HTTP
8 5 (0.79%) BGP
8 5 (0.79%) DHCP
8 5 (0.79%) Internet
8 5 (0.79%) IPsec
8 5 (0.79%) VoIP
8 5 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.63%) EIGRP
9 4 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.63%) Intranet
9 4 (0.63%) MPLS
9 4 (0.63%) OSPF
9 4 (0.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.11%) Big Data
2 21 (3.32%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.21%) Power BI
4 9 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.42%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.11%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.79%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.63%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.63%) QlikView
9 3 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.47%) MySQL
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (4.90%) Maven
2 17 (2.69%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.58%) JIRA
4 8 (1.26%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.95%) LabVIEW
5 6 (0.95%) Selenium
6 5 (0.79%) GitLab
6 5 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.47%) Mockito
9 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.32%) Gradle
9 2 (0.32%) LSMW
9 2 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.32%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (0.32%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.32%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.32%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.32%) Subversion
9 2 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 353 (55.77%) Finance
2 290 (45.81%) Telecoms
3 289 (45.66%) Public Sector
4 277 (43.76%) Marketing
5 274 (43.29%) Electronics
6 45 (7.11%) Retail
7 35 (5.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 24 (3.79%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.74%) Billing
10 10 (1.58%) Legal
10 10 (1.58%) Military
11 9 (1.42%) Automotive
12 8 (1.26%) French Language
12 8 (1.26%) Law
13 5 (0.79%) German Language
13 5 (0.79%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.63%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.47%) Games
15 3 (0.47%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 84 (13.27%) Analyst
2 77 (12.16%) Architect
3 74 (11.69%) Developer
4 50 (7.90%) Consultant
5 45 (7.11%) Project Manager
6 40 (6.32%) Java Developer
7 30 (4.74%) Business Analyst
8 23 (3.63%) Senior Developer
8 23 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
10 21 (3.32%) Windows Engineer
11 18 (2.84%) Integration Developer
12 17 (2.69%) Office 365 Engineer
13 16 (2.53%) IT Manager
13 16 (2.53%) Senior Integration Developer
14 15 (2.37%) SAP Consultant
15 13 (2.05%) Desktop Engineer
15 13 (2.05%) DevOps Engineer
15 13 (2.05%) Lead Developer
16 12 (1.90%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.21%) Web Services
2 50 (7.90%) JSON
2 50 (7.90%) XML
3 45 (7.11%) Middleware
4 44 (6.95%) SOAP
5 40 (6.32%) RESTful
6 33 (5.21%) XSLT
7 32 (5.06%) Apache Camel
8 30 (4.74%) Swagger
9 29 (4.58%) WireMock
10 20 (3.16%) HTML
11 15 (2.37%) REST
12 12 (1.90%) .NET
13 11 (1.74%) Velocity
14 10 (1.58%) Node.js
14 10 (1.58%) Spring
15 9 (1.42%) AngularJS
16 8 (1.26%) Spring Boot
17 7 (1.11%) CSS
17 7 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.11%) FMCG
4 18 (2.84%) Life Science
4 18 (2.84%) NHS
5 15 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (2.37%) Social Media
6 14 (2.21%) User Experience
7 13 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.74%) Cloud Native
9 10 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (0.95%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
14 4 (0.63%) CMDB
14 4 (0.63%) VHDL
14 4 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.43%) Windows
2 39 (6.16%) Windows 10
3 32 (5.06%) Linux
4 17 (2.69%) Unix
5 12 (1.90%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.26%) Android
7 7 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.11%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.95%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.32%) VMS
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE
12 1 (0.16%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (46.45%) Business Intelligence
2 286 (45.18%) Programme Management
3 271 (42.81%) Digital Marketing
4 126 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (11.22%) Migration
6 60 (9.48%) ERP
6 60 (9.48%) Project Management
7 48 (7.58%) TDD
8 44 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
9 43 (6.79%) SOA
10 40 (6.32%) DevOps
11 39 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (5.37%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (5.37%) ITIL
13 30 (4.74%) Analytics
14 29 (4.58%) Service Management
15 28 (4.42%) Change Management
16 25 (3.95%) Validation
17 24 (3.79%) Scrum
18 23 (3.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (9.00%) Java
2 53 (8.37%) SQL
3 33 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 32 (5.06%) Python
5 30 (4.74%) XPath
6 17 (2.69%) C#
7 12 (1.90%) C
8 10 (1.58%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.42%) Java 8
10 7 (1.11%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.95%) C++
12 5 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.79%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.63%) Groovy
13 4 (0.63%) VB
14 3 (0.47%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.32%) Go
15 2 (0.32%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.32%) R
15 2 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 121 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 76 (12.01%) SC Cleared
3 47 (7.42%) Degree
4 38 (6.00%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.90%) CISSP
6 9 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.11%) CCNP
8 5 (0.79%) CCIE
8 5 (0.79%) CCNA
8 5 (0.79%) CISM
8 5 (0.79%) MCSA
8 5 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 4 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.47%) CISA
10 3 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.47%) HNC
10 3 (0.47%) HND
10 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.84%) PMO
2 16 (2.53%) QA
3 14 (2.21%) GDPR
4 10 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.42%) JSP 440
6 7 (1.11%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.95%) SLA
8 5 (0.79%) NIST
8 5 (0.79%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.63%) GMP
9 4 (0.63%) RMADS
10 3 (0.47%) GxP
10 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.47%) WCAG
11 2 (0.32%) COBIT
11 2 (0.32%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.32%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 26 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.90%) Docker
3 9 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.63%) Firmware
5 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.16%) HDFS
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 19 (3.00%) Terraform
2 15 (2.37%) Kubernetes
3 14 (2.21%) Ansible
4 12 (1.90%) SCCM
5 9 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.63%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.47%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.47%) Puppet
7 3 (0.47%) Rancher
7 3 (0.47%) WSUS
8 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.32%) Istio
8 2 (0.32%) Kibana
8 2 (0.32%) logstash
8 2 (0.32%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.16%) Netcool
9 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 353 (55.77%) SAP
2 109 (17.22%) Microsoft
3 79 (12.48%) Oracle
4 25 (3.95%) Talend
4 25 (3.95%) WSO2
5 18 (2.84%) Cisco
6 12 (1.90%) BiZZdesign
7 11 (1.74%) VMware
8 10 (1.58%) Citrix
8 10 (1.58%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.26%) Google
9 8 (1.26%) Tableau
10 7 (1.11%) Adobe
10 7 (1.11%) Teradata
11 6 (0.95%) Ariba
11 6 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.79%) Dell
12 5 (0.79%) NEC
12 5 (0.79%) Remedy
13 4 (0.63%) CODA