Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 186 155 162
Rank change year-on-year -31 +7 +15
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,510 1,739 1,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.73% 1.71%
As % of the General category 4.20% 4.45% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1,046 1,104
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 122 126
UK median hourly rate £33.07 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.51% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.13 £15.75
90th Percentile £58.96 £63.48 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £34.99 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.97% -0.03% -4.11%

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 35,992 39,036 35,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.18% 38.93% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,624 25,891 23,379
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 872 888
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.11 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.24% +4.43% -5.66%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.80 £48.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.06 £26.87 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.73% +7.46% -9.09%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -40 1,376 £475 +2.70% 1,440
UK excluding London -16 1,152 £450 - 1,463
South West +6 327 £425 - 303
London -77 277 £525 +5.00% 123
North of England +2 206 £413 - 241
South East -24 200 £425 -5.56% 277
Midlands -51 173 £475 +11.76% 351
East of England -16 166 £525 +2.44% 146
North West -12 111 £430 +7.50% 112
West Midlands -38 102 £475 +7.95% 201
Yorkshire +2 71 £350 -13.85% 97
East Midlands -35 65 £500 +25.00% 150
Scotland 0 48 £375 -14.29% 63
Wales -5 23 £538 +11.98% 79
North East +7 21 £413 -8.84% 32
Northern Ireland +33 13 £475 -9.52% 5

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 781 (51.72%) Finance
2 724 (47.95%) SAP
3 612 (40.53%) Telecoms
4 610 (40.40%) Business Intelligence
5 603 (39.93%) Programme Management
6 591 (39.14%) Marketing
7 575 (38.08%) Electronics
8 559 (37.02%) Digital Marketing
9 340 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
10 218 (14.44%) Microsoft
11 207 (13.71%) Security Cleared
12 177 (11.72%) Project Management
13 166 (10.99%) ERP
14 149 (9.87%) SC Cleared
15 146 (9.67%) SQL
16 138 (9.14%) Windows
17 132 (8.74%) Oracle
18 124 (8.21%) Web Services
19 123 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
19 123 (8.15%) Retail
20 122 (8.08%) Java
21 117 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
22 116 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
23 111 (7.35%) SQL Server
23 111 (7.35%) Linux
23 111 (7.35%) Degree
24 109 (7.22%) .NET
24 109 (7.22%) Scrum
25 107 (7.09%) DevOps
26 101 (6.69%) Amazon AWS

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 48 (3.18%) Mule
2 42 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 41 (2.72%) Oracle Service Bus
4 33 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.66%) Confluence
6 9 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.53%) IBM Notes
7 8 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.46%) Apache
8 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.46%) IIS
9 6 (0.40%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.33%) CMS
10 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.26%) CICS
11 4 (0.26%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.26%) Quickr
11 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 80 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.79%) Siemens NX
6 9 (0.60%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.46%) SketchUp
8 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.26%) Simulink
10 3 (0.20%) Windchill
11 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.066%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 36 (2.38%) SAP MM
2 34 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
4 23 (1.52%) SAP PP
5 21 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (0.99%) SAP ERP
9 12 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.66%) Sage X3
11 8 (0.53%) Sage 200
11 8 (0.53%) SAP QM
12 7 (0.46%) NetSuite
13 6 (0.40%) Epicor Tropos
13 6 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
13 6 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 6 (0.40%) SAP R/3
13 6 (0.40%) SAP SD
14 5 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 101 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (2.72%) Office 365
4 34 (2.25%) PaaS
5 26 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (0.99%) IaaS
7 11 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.53%) Boomi
9 8 (0.53%) GitHub
9 8 (0.53%) SaaS
10 7 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.33%) Datadog
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.26%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.20%) Serverless
15 2 (0.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.65%) Firewall
2 30 (1.99%) VPN
3 29 (1.92%) Wireless
4 26 (1.72%) DNS
5 25 (1.66%) LAN
5 25 (1.66%) WAN
6 24 (1.59%) DHCP
7 17 (1.13%) Internet
7 17 (1.13%) Intranet
8 16 (1.06%) VoIP
9 14 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (0.86%) HTTP
10 13 (0.86%) TCP/IP
11 12 (0.79%) Network Security
12 10 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.60%) IPsec
13 9 (0.60%) OSPF
13 9 (0.60%) SSL
13 9 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (1.59%) Big Data
5 23 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
5 23 (1.52%) Power BI
6 22 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (0.99%) DB2
10 15 (0.99%) MySQL
11 11 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.66%) SAP HANA
13 9 (0.60%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.53%) SAP BW
15 7 (0.46%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 66 (4.37%) Git (software)
2 59 (3.91%) Jenkins
3 44 (2.91%) JIRA
4 33 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (1.79%) Maven
5 27 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 26 (1.72%) Visual Studio
7 20 (1.32%) Selenium
8 16 (1.06%) WebDriver
9 15 (0.99%) JMeter
10 14 (0.93%) SoapUI
11 13 (0.86%) Subversion
12 11 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.66%) GitLab
14 9 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (0.53%) Eclipse
16 7 (0.46%) ERwin
17 6 (0.40%) Cucumber
17 6 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
18 5 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 781 (51.72%) Finance
2 612 (40.53%) Telecoms
3 591 (39.14%) Marketing
4 575 (38.08%) Electronics
5 123 (8.15%) Retail
6 64 (4.24%) Automotive
7 34 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 33 (2.19%) Aerospace
9 24 (1.59%) Military
10 22 (1.46%) Legal
11 21 (1.39%) Advertising
11 21 (1.39%) Law
12 16 (1.06%) Billing
13 13 (0.86%) Banking
14 7 (0.46%) Back Office
15 6 (0.40%) German Language
16 5 (0.33%) Avionics
17 4 (0.26%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.20%) Digital Economy
18 3 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 247 (16.36%) Developer
2 210 (13.91%) Analyst
3 135 (8.94%) Consultant
4 123 (8.15%) Architect
5 120 (7.95%) Project Manager
6 108 (7.15%) Business Analyst
7 58 (3.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 47 (3.11%) C# Developer
8 47 (3.11%) SAP Consultant
8 47 (3.11%) Senior Developer
9 46 (3.05%) Software Engineer
10 36 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
11 34 (2.25%) Integration Developer
11 34 (2.25%) Support Engineer
12 31 (2.05%) Coordinator
12 31 (2.05%) Java Developer
12 31 (2.05%) Tester
13 29 (1.92%) IT Manager
14 28 (1.85%) Senior DevOps
15 27 (1.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (8.21%) Web Services
2 109 (7.22%) .NET
3 93 (6.16%) SOAP
4 87 (5.76%) Middleware
5 85 (5.63%) RESTful
6 75 (4.97%) HTML
7 74 (4.90%) XML
8 51 (3.38%) CSS
9 47 (3.11%) JSON
10 40 (2.65%) AngularJS
11 39 (2.58%) Apache Camel
11 39 (2.58%) REST
12 27 (1.79%) jQuery
13 25 (1.66%) HTML5
14 23 (1.52%) ASP.NET
15 22 (1.46%) Swagger
16 21 (1.39%) XSLT
17 20 (1.32%) WireMock
18 18 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
19 15 (0.99%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 117 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
2 93 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (3.71%) Life Science
4 40 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 38 (2.52%) FMCG
6 32 (2.12%) NHS
6 32 (2.12%) User Experience
7 23 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (1.46%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.39%) Management Information System
10 13 (0.86%) Mobile App
10 13 (0.86%) Virtual Team
11 12 (0.79%) PMI
12 11 (0.73%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (0.53%) SCADA
14 8 (0.53%) Social Media
15 7 (0.46%) Mainframe
15 7 (0.46%) Replication
15 7 (0.46%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 138 (9.14%) Windows
2 111 (7.35%) Linux
3 52 (3.44%) Windows 10
4 42 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 39 (2.58%) Unix
6 38 (2.52%) Windows Server
7 32 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.13%) Windows XP
10 11 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
10 11 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.66%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.66%) CentOS
11 10 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.53%) AIX
12 8 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.46%) Solaris
14 5 (0.33%) Android
15 4 (0.26%) zOS
16 3 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (40.40%) Business Intelligence
2 603 (39.93%) Programme Management
3 559 (37.02%) Digital Marketing
4 340 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
5 177 (11.72%) Project Management
6 166 (10.99%) ERP
7 123 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 116 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
9 109 (7.22%) Scrum
10 107 (7.09%) DevOps
11 99 (6.56%) SOA
11 99 (6.56%) TDD
12 73 (4.83%) Logistics
13 71 (4.70%) Configuration Management
14 68 (4.50%) Migration
14 68 (4.50%) Test Automation
15 62 (4.11%) ITIL
16 60 (3.97%) Software Engineering
17 57 (3.77%) CRM
18 53 (3.51%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 146 (9.67%) SQL
2 122 (8.08%) Java
3 100 (6.62%) C#
4 79 (5.23%) JavaScript
5 51 (3.38%) Python
6 43 (2.85%) C++
7 41 (2.72%) PowerShell
8 33 (2.19%) Java 8
9 27 (1.79%) C
10 21 (1.39%) Bash Shell
11 20 (1.32%) XPath
12 19 (1.26%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.06%) PHP
14 14 (0.93%) COBOL
15 12 (0.79%) ABAP
15 12 (0.79%) Go
15 12 (0.79%) Groovy
16 11 (0.73%) Embedded C++
16 11 (0.73%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.66%) Lua
Qualifications
1 207 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 149 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 111 (7.35%) Degree
4 40 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (1.46%) PMI Certification
7 19 (1.26%) PMP
8 16 (1.06%) CCNP
8 16 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (0.99%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.79%) CCIE
11 9 (0.60%) BC Cleared
11 9 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.53%) CCNA
12 8 (0.53%) CISSP
12 8 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.46%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 7 (0.46%) ISEB
14 6 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.78%) QA
2 28 (1.85%) PMO
3 22 (1.46%) JSP 440
3 22 (1.46%) RMADS
4 16 (1.06%) GDPR
5 11 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.73%) SLA
6 6 (0.40%) GxP
6 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.40%) WCAG
7 5 (0.33%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.33%) GMP
7 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.26%) WAI
9 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.20%) GAMP
9 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 73 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.26%) Docker
4 8 (0.53%) vSphere
5 7 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.33%) Firmware
7 5 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.26%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.26%) XenServer
9 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.13%) Ceph
10 2 (0.13%) etcd
10 2 (0.13%) flannel
10 2 (0.13%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.13%) SkyDNS
10 2 (0.13%) XenApp
10 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 68 (4.50%) Ansible
2 43 (2.85%) Terraform
3 25 (1.66%) Puppet
4 19 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.60%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.53%) OpenView
7 6 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (0.40%) Graphite
7 6 (0.40%) SCCM
7 6 (0.40%) vCenter Server
7 6 (0.40%) WSUS
8 5 (0.33%) Nagios
8 5 (0.33%) OVSD
9 4 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.26%) Grafana
9 4 (0.26%) PowerCLI
9 4 (0.26%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.20%) Kibana
10 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 724 (47.95%) SAP
2 218 (14.44%) Microsoft
3 132 (8.74%) Oracle
4 58 (3.84%) Cisco
5 41 (2.72%) VMware
6 39 (2.58%) WSO2
7 25 (1.66%) IBM
7 25 (1.66%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.32%) Epicor
8 20 (1.32%) Google
8 20 (1.32%) Sage
9 15 (0.99%) Dell
10 13 (0.86%) HP
10 13 (0.86%) IFS
10 13 (0.86%) JD Edwards
10 13 (0.86%) Talend
11 12 (0.79%) Adobe
12 11 (0.73%) Citrix
13 10 (0.66%) Ariba
13 10 (0.66%) Palo Alto