Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 177 148
Rank change year-on-year -11 -29 +37
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,342 1,504 1,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.49% 1.79%
As % of the General category 4.14% 4.00% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 891 1,069
UK median daily rate £475 £464 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +7.91% +7.50%
10th Percentile £235 £268 £225
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 90 134
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.91% -4.29% +1.45%
10th Percentile £11.55 £12.25 £16.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.78 £51.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.91% -4.29% +7.69%

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 32,395 37,582 35,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.73% 37.30% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,070 24,525 22,993
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £308 £295 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 858 901
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £26.60 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.80% +6.38% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.30 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.78 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -1.96% -12.07%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 1,205 £486 +2.37% 1,140
UK excluding London -3 1,002 £475 +5.56% 1,149
London +36 269 £500 +2.56% 89
South West +11 253 £520 +30.00% 233
South East +14 225 £450 +5.88% 224
East of England -10 153 £525 - 138
Midlands -45 145 £475 +5.56% 224
North of England -42 134 £400 -11.11% 235
West Midlands -29 84 £475 - 139
North West -50 71 £428 -10.00% 105
East Midlands -25 58 £425 - 84
Yorkshire +6 50 £375 -14.29% 97
Scotland +20 36 £365 -16.57% 44
Wales +17 27 £450 -14.29% 52
Northern Ireland +28 24 £460 -9.14% 2
North East +18 12 £338 -6.90% 33

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 755 (56.26%) SAP
2 722 (53.80%) Finance
3 560 (41.73%) Telecoms
4 554 (41.28%) Business Intelligence
5 543 (40.46%) Marketing
6 533 (39.72%) Electronics
7 519 (38.67%) Programme Management
8 513 (38.23%) Digital Marketing
9 330 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
10 202 (15.05%) Security Cleared
11 161 (12.00%) Oracle
12 153 (11.40%) SQL
12 153 (11.40%) Project Management
13 152 (11.33%) ERP
14 141 (10.51%) Java
15 138 (10.28%) SC Cleared
16 132 (9.84%) TDD
16 132 (9.84%) Microsoft
17 128 (9.54%) Web Services
18 117 (8.72%) Retail
19 116 (8.64%) SOA
20 114 (8.49%) Windows
21 109 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
22 106 (7.90%) SOAP
23 104 (7.75%) .NET
23 104 (7.75%) Middleware
24 103 (7.68%) RESTful
25 102 (7.60%) C#
26 94 (7.00%) DevOps
27 93 (6.93%) Analytical Skills

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 73 (5.44%) Mule
2 72 (5.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 71 (5.29%) Oracle Service Bus
4 30 (2.24%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.04%) Confluence
6 8 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.52%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.45%) Apache
8 6 (0.45%) IIS
9 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.30%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.22%) CMS
10 3 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.22%) JBoss
10 3 (0.22%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.22%) WordPress
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 49 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.04%) AutoCAD
5 13 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.67%) SketchUp
7 7 (0.52%) CATIA
7 7 (0.52%) Sketch
8 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.37%) PTC Creo
9 5 (0.37%) Windchill
10 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.30%) FreeHand
11 3 (0.22%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
12 2 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (2.68%) SAP MM
2 34 (2.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 28 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (2.09%) SAP WM
4 18 (1.34%) SAP CO
4 18 (1.34%) SAP FI
4 18 (1.34%) SAP QM
5 17 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 16 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (1.19%) Oracle Assets
6 16 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
6 16 (1.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 14 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
7 14 (1.04%) SAP PP
8 12 (0.89%) SAP ERP
9 11 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (0.75%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 9 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 91 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (2.83%) Office 365
4 27 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (1.64%) PaaS
6 21 (1.56%) Power Platform
7 20 (1.49%) SaaS
8 19 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (1.34%) IaaS
10 11 (0.82%) Serverless
11 10 (0.75%) Azure Functions
12 9 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.60%) Boomi
14 6 (0.45%) GitHub
14 6 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.30%) Datadog
15 4 (0.30%) iPaaS
15 4 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.46%) Firewall
2 25 (1.86%) LAN
3 23 (1.71%) WAN
4 19 (1.42%) VPN
5 17 (1.27%) DNS
6 16 (1.19%) Wireless
7 13 (0.97%) HTTP
8 10 (0.75%) WebEx
9 9 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (0.67%) Internet
9 9 (0.67%) VoIP
10 7 (0.52%) DHCP
10 7 (0.52%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.52%) FTP
10 7 (0.52%) Skype
10 7 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (0.45%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.53%) Big Data
2 34 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (2.01%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
4 23 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 20 (1.49%) Power BI
6 19 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.97%) MySQL
9 12 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
11 7 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 7 (0.52%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (0.52%) SAP HANA
12 6 (0.45%) Data Mart
12 6 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
12 6 (0.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 74 (5.51%) Git (software)
2 55 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 35 (2.61%) JIRA
4 34 (2.53%) Maven
5 29 (2.16%) Visual Studio
6 25 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (1.34%) Selenium
8 15 (1.12%) Subversion
9 14 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.82%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.75%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.60%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.52%) JUnit
13 7 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.52%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.45%) JMeter
14 6 (0.45%) webpack
15 5 (0.37%) Jasmine
16 4 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
General
1 722 (53.80%) Finance
2 560 (41.73%) Telecoms
3 543 (40.46%) Marketing
4 533 (39.72%) Electronics
5 117 (8.72%) Retail
6 63 (4.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 32 (2.38%) Automotive
8 29 (2.16%) Billing
9 22 (1.64%) Aerospace
10 16 (1.19%) Legal
11 15 (1.12%) Banking
12 11 (0.82%) Law
12 11 (0.82%) Military
13 6 (0.45%) German Language
14 5 (0.37%) Advertising
14 5 (0.37%) Avionics
14 5 (0.37%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Polish Language
15 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 237 (17.66%) Developer
2 181 (13.49%) Analyst
3 153 (11.40%) Consultant
4 123 (9.17%) Architect
5 93 (6.93%) Project Manager
6 84 (6.26%) Java Developer
7 76 (5.66%) Senior Developer
8 72 (5.37%) Business Analyst
8 72 (5.37%) SAP Consultant
9 62 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
10 44 (3.28%) C# Developer
11 38 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
12 37 (2.76%) SAP Manager
13 35 (2.61%) Functional Consultant
14 33 (2.46%) Support Engineer
15 32 (2.38%) AWS Engineer
15 32 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
16 29 (2.16%) Coordinator
16 29 (2.16%) Desktop Support
16 29 (2.16%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (9.54%) Web Services
2 106 (7.90%) SOAP
3 104 (7.75%) .NET
3 104 (7.75%) Middleware
4 103 (7.68%) RESTful
5 77 (5.74%) XML
6 73 (5.44%) Apache Camel
7 60 (4.47%) HTML
8 55 (4.10%) JSON
9 47 (3.50%) CSS
10 35 (2.61%) REST
11 32 (2.38%) XSLT
12 30 (2.24%) ASP.NET
13 29 (2.16%) Swagger
14 28 (2.09%) AngularJS
14 28 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 27 (2.01%) WireMock
16 20 (1.49%) Node.js
17 18 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
18 17 (1.27%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
2 93 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.47%) Life Science
4 44 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 39 (2.91%) FMCG
6 30 (2.24%) User Experience
7 27 (2.01%) NHS
8 24 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.56%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.42%) Data Centre
11 13 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.75%) SCADA
13 9 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (0.67%) Taxonomies
14 8 (0.60%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.60%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.52%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.52%) LIMS
16 6 (0.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 114 (8.49%) Windows
2 89 (6.63%) Linux
3 57 (4.25%) Windows 10
4 34 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 31 (2.31%) Unix
6 30 (2.24%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.12%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.60%) Android
9 8 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.37%) AIX
11 5 (0.37%) CentOS
11 5 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.30%) Solaris
12 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (41.28%) Business Intelligence
2 519 (38.67%) Programme Management
3 513 (38.23%) Digital Marketing
4 330 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (11.40%) Project Management
6 152 (11.33%) ERP
7 132 (9.84%) TDD
8 116 (8.64%) SOA
9 94 (7.00%) DevOps
10 92 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
10 92 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 87 (6.48%) Migration
12 78 (5.81%) Scrum
13 72 (5.37%) Logistics
14 64 (4.77%) Software Engineering
14 64 (4.77%) Test Automation
15 58 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
16 56 (4.17%) CRM
17 55 (4.10%) Analytics
18 52 (3.87%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (11.40%) SQL
2 141 (10.51%) Java
3 102 (7.60%) C#
4 81 (6.04%) JavaScript
5 72 (5.37%) Java 8
6 64 (4.77%) Python
7 42 (3.13%) C++
8 38 (2.83%) C
9 27 (2.01%) XPath
10 24 (1.79%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.56%) ABAP
11 21 (1.56%) PHP
11 21 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 18 (1.34%) VB
13 17 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.19%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.12%) TypeScript
16 13 (0.97%) Ruby
17 10 (0.75%) R
18 6 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 202 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 138 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 89 (6.63%) Degree
4 60 (4.47%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.79%) PMP
6 20 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.27%) PMI Certification
8 16 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.82%) HND
10 10 (0.75%) HNC
11 9 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.67%) CCNP
11 9 (0.67%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.60%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.52%) CCIE
13 7 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.45%) CISSP
14 6 (0.45%) SANS
15 5 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.68%) QA
2 26 (1.94%) PMO
3 21 (1.56%) JSP 440
3 21 (1.56%) SLA
4 20 (1.49%) RMADS
5 18 (1.34%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.04%) GDPR
6 14 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.97%) GMP
8 12 (0.89%) GxP
9 9 (0.67%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 6 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.37%) GAMP
13 4 (0.30%) GCP
13 4 (0.30%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 61 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.24%) Docker
3 12 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.52%) Firmware
6 5 (0.37%) vSphere
7 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.15%) XenApp
8 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.075%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.075%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.075%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.075%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.075%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.075%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (3.28%) Ansible
2 30 (2.24%) Terraform
3 28 (2.09%) Kubernetes
4 18 (1.34%) Puppet
5 15 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.97%) SCCM
7 11 (0.82%) Grafana
8 8 (0.60%) Kibana
9 6 (0.45%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.45%) logstash
10 5 (0.37%) OpenView
11 4 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.30%) Graphite
11 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.30%) Nagios
11 4 (0.30%) Packer
11 4 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.15%) MOM
13 2 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 755 (56.26%) SAP
2 161 (12.00%) Oracle
3 132 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 78 (5.81%) WSO2
5 40 (2.98%) Talend
6 39 (2.91%) Cisco
7 24 (1.79%) VMware
8 21 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 15 (1.12%) Tableau
10 14 (1.04%) Dell
10 14 (1.04%) Google
11 13 (0.97%) JD Edwards
12 12 (0.89%) Epicor
12 12 (0.89%) IFS
13 11 (0.82%) HP
13 11 (0.82%) IBM
14 10 (0.75%) CheckPoint
14 10 (0.75%) Citrix
15 9 (0.67%) Ariba
15 9 (0.67%) Salesforce.com