Period
to 24 October 2021

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 24 October 2021 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 132 160
Rank change year-on-year -33 +28 +26
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1,407 633 1,482
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.99% 1.75%
As % of the General category 3.14% 3.76% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 411 952
10th Percentile £330 £313 £200
25th Percentile £431 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% +1.60%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £738 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -5.71% +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 19 71
10th Percentile £17.42 £16.78 £14.50
25th Percentile £31.25 £17.93 £15.88
Median hourly rate £39.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +75.56% - -34.21%
75th Percentile £51.57 £43.56 £42.25
90th Percentile £58.00 £49.20 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £22.50 £22.93
% change year-on-year +71.11% -1.88% -34.30%

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 44,767 16,848 43,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.24% 52.91% 51.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,361 11,414 28,242
10th Percentile £306 £268 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £690 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,383 566 1,496
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.56 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.91 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +17.36% +4.14%
75th Percentile £42.23 £42.09 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.19 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.08% +14.29% -

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021. 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 -39 1,171 £525 - 1,257
UK excluding London -43 572 £495 -5.71% 1,222
London -46 459 £550 +4.76% 143
Work from Home -45 424 £529 +0.76% 165
South West -15 149 £495 -5.71% 183
North of England -7 128 £525 - 294
South East -65 122 £500 +2.56% 207
North West -5 103 £513 -2.38% 141
Midlands -25 86 £391 -9.28% 289
East of England -33 54 £450 -1.10% 131
East Midlands -9 48 £356 -3.06% 109
West Midlands -53 37 £438 -2.78% 178
Scotland -58 30 £525 +2.44% 59
Yorkshire -44 17 £525 +16.67% 124
North East +1 8 £600 - 30
Wales -31 4 £323 -26.98% 49
Northern Ireland -4 1 £525 +20.00% 10

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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.

1 757 (53.80%) SAP
2 699 (49.68%) Finance
3 534 (37.95%) Business Intelligence
4 530 (37.67%) Public Sector
5 520 (36.96%) Programme Management
5 520 (36.96%) Marketing
6 509 (36.18%) Telecoms
7 504 (35.82%) Electronics
8 500 (35.54%) Digital Marketing
9 373 (26.51%) Social Skills
10 263 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
11 209 (14.85%) Azure
12 160 (11.37%) ERP
13 155 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 154 (10.95%) Migration
15 152 (10.80%) Microsoft
16 143 (10.16%) Project Management
17 141 (10.02%) Security Cleared
18 118 (8.39%) SC Cleared
19 107 (7.60%) SQL
20 100 (7.11%) Oracle
21 98 (6.97%) Java
21 98 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
22 96 (6.82%) DevOps
23 94 (6.68%) AWS
24 93 (6.61%) SAP S/4HANA
25 89 (6.33%) Data Migration
26 88 (6.25%) Windows
27 86 (6.11%) Logistics
27 86 (6.11%) Analytics

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 29 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 12 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (0.71%) Confluence
4 9 (0.64%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.43%) CMS
7 4 (0.28%) SAS
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.21%) Apache
8 3 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.21%) nginx
8 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.14%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.071%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.071%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.071%) Liferay
10 1 (0.071%) MTS
10 1 (0.071%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.28%) Siemens NX
4 14 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.64%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.57%) Windchill
8 5 (0.36%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.28%) CATIA
10 3 (0.21%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.21%) InVision
10 3 (0.21%) Mathcad
10 3 (0.21%) NASTRAN
10 3 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.21%) Sketch
10 3 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.21%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.14%) Figma
11 2 (0.14%) Solid Edge
11 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 93 (6.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 35 (2.49%) Teamcenter
3 21 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (1.49%) SAP FI
4 20 (1.42%) Oracle SCM
5 19 (1.35%) SAP CO
6 18 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
7 17 (1.21%) SAP PP
8 16 (1.14%) NetSuite
9 14 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (0.92%) Oracle Manufacturing
11 12 (0.85%) SAP MM
12 11 (0.78%) SAP ERP
12 11 (0.78%) SAP IBP
12 11 (0.78%) SAP PS
13 10 (0.71%) SAP SD
14 9 (0.64%) SAP MDG
15 8 (0.57%) iTrent
15 8 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
15 8 (0.57%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 209 (14.85%) Azure
2 94 (6.68%) AWS
3 53 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
3 53 (3.77%) Microsoft 365
3 53 (3.77%) Power Platform
4 44 (3.13%) IaaS
5 43 (3.06%) GCP
5 43 (3.06%) PaaS
6 28 (1.99%) GitHub
6 28 (1.99%) SaaS
7 25 (1.78%) Serverless
8 20 (1.42%) Azure App Service
8 20 (1.42%) Azure Functions
9 19 (1.35%) Amazon EKS
10 17 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.85%) Azure Logic Apps
12 12 (0.85%) PowerApps
13 7 (0.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 7 (0.50%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.70%) Network Security
2 25 (1.78%) Firewall
3 14 (1.00%) LAN
4 13 (0.92%) HTTP
5 12 (0.85%) DNS
5 12 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.57%) SAN
6 8 (0.57%) WAN
7 7 (0.50%) Internet
8 6 (0.43%) Wireless
9 5 (0.36%) VPN
10 4 (0.28%) PBX
11 3 (0.21%) DHCP
11 3 (0.21%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.21%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.21%) SD-WAN
12 2 (0.14%) 5G
12 2 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.14%) Modbus
12 2 (0.14%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.12%) Metadata
2 50 (3.55%) Power BI
3 48 (3.41%) SQL Server
4 44 (3.13%) Metadata Repository
5 28 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 16 (1.14%) Tableau
9 15 (1.07%) Big Data
10 14 (1.00%) Pentaho
11 13 (0.92%) Relational Database
12 12 (0.85%) QlikView
13 11 (0.78%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
13 11 (0.78%) SAP BW
14 10 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (0.71%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 47 (3.34%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 32 (2.27%) JIRA
4 12 (0.85%) Postman
5 11 (0.78%) Gradle
6 9 (0.64%) JUnit
7 8 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.50%) Android Studio
8 7 (0.50%) Calabash
9 6 (0.43%) Subversion
10 5 (0.36%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.36%) Mocha
10 5 (0.36%) Xcode
11 4 (0.28%) Cypress.io
11 4 (0.28%) MorphX
11 4 (0.28%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.21%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.21%) Mockito
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 699 (49.68%) Finance
2 530 (37.67%) Public Sector
3 520 (36.96%) Marketing
4 509 (36.18%) Telecoms
5 504 (35.82%) Electronics
6 373 (26.51%) Social Skills
7 98 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
8 80 (5.69%) Retail
9 45 (3.20%) Aerospace
10 42 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 39 (2.77%) Presentation Skills
12 24 (1.71%) Automotive
13 16 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
14 15 (1.07%) Legal
15 12 (0.85%) Billing
16 9 (0.64%) German Language
16 9 (0.64%) Influencing Skills
17 8 (0.57%) French Language
17 8 (0.57%) Law
18 7 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 236 (16.77%) Consultant
2 207 (14.71%) Architect
3 175 (12.44%) Developer
4 166 (11.80%) Project Manager
5 138 (9.81%) Analyst
6 87 (6.18%) SAP Consultant
7 73 (5.19%) Data Architect
8 70 (4.98%) Business Analyst
9 61 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
10 57 (4.05%) Functional Consultant
11 52 (3.70%) Java Developer
12 46 (3.27%) IT Manager
13 41 (2.91%) SAP Manager
14 39 (2.77%) Programme Manager
14 39 (2.77%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
15 36 (2.56%) IT Project Manager
16 34 (2.42%) Data Analyst
17 33 (2.35%) Support Engineer
18 31 (2.20%) Data Consultant
19 30 (2.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.19%) HTML
2 42 (2.99%) CSS
3 39 (2.77%) Spring
4 38 (2.70%) .NET
5 36 (2.56%) Node.js
6 34 (2.42%) React
7 32 (2.27%) Web Services
8 31 (2.20%) XML
9 24 (1.71%) AngularJS
10 23 (1.63%) JSON
11 18 (1.28%) RESTful
12 17 (1.21%) ASP.NET
12 17 (1.21%) Kafka
13 15 (1.07%) REST
14 13 (0.92%) Spring Boot
15 11 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
16 10 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
16 10 (0.71%) SOAP
17 9 (0.64%) Android SDK
17 9 (0.64%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.26%) NHS
2 64 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.56%) FMCG
4 34 (2.42%) User Experience
5 23 (1.63%) Public Cloud
6 20 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
8 13 (0.92%) Life Science
9 11 (0.78%) Data Centre
9 11 (0.78%) Data Structures
9 11 (0.78%) Reference Data
10 10 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (0.64%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (0.64%) Industry 4.0
11 9 (0.64%) PMI
12 8 (0.57%) CESG
13 7 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.50%) LIMS
14 6 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.25%) Windows
2 48 (3.41%) Linux
3 34 (2.42%) Windows 10
4 22 (1.56%) Unix
5 15 (1.07%) Android
5 15 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.57%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
7 5 (0.36%) CentOS
8 4 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.071%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.071%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (37.95%) Business Intelligence
2 520 (36.96%) Programme Management
3 500 (35.54%) Digital Marketing
4 263 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (11.37%) ERP
6 155 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 154 (10.95%) Migration
8 143 (10.16%) Project Management
9 96 (6.82%) DevOps
10 89 (6.33%) Data Migration
11 86 (6.11%) Analytics
11 86 (6.11%) Logistics
12 83 (5.90%) Data Modelling
13 81 (5.76%) Data Architecture
14 76 (5.40%) Software Engineering
15 71 (5.05%) TDD
16 69 (4.90%) Scrum
17 65 (4.62%) Change Management
18 63 (4.48%) Data Analysis
18 63 (4.48%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 107 (7.60%) SQL
2 98 (6.97%) Java
3 74 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 57 (4.05%) Python
5 33 (2.35%) C#
6 24 (1.71%) Kotlin
7 20 (1.42%) Java 8
8 19 (1.35%) PowerShell
8 19 (1.35%) TypeScript
9 17 (1.21%) C
9 17 (1.21%) R
10 16 (1.14%) ABAP
10 16 (1.14%) Bash Shell
10 16 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.07%) C++
11 15 (1.07%) Perl
12 11 (0.78%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.71%) Ruby
14 8 (0.57%) PHP
15 7 (0.50%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 141 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 118 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 76 (5.40%) Degree
4 26 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 25 (1.78%) PMP
6 20 (1.42%) CISSP
6 20 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.14%) Master's Degree
8 13 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.71%) CISM
11 10 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (0.43%) CISA
12 6 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.28%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 41 (2.91%) QA
3 26 (1.85%) PMO
4 19 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.28%) GMP
6 14 (1.00%) Accessibility
7 13 (0.92%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.71%) NIST
8 10 (0.71%) SLA
9 9 (0.64%) GRC
10 7 (0.50%) RMADS
11 6 (0.43%) COBIT
11 6 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.43%) NCSC
12 5 (0.36%) GDPR
13 4 (0.28%) GxP
13 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.21%) P3O
15 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 42 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.56%) Docker
3 9 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.14%) Firmware
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.071%) vSphere
6 1 (0.071%) XenApp
6 1 (0.071%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (2.70%) Terraform
2 28 (1.99%) Kubernetes
3 16 (1.14%) SCCM
4 15 (1.07%) Ansible
5 14 (1.00%) Istio
5 14 (1.00%) Rancher
6 13 (0.92%) Grafana
6 13 (0.92%) Prometheus
7 11 (0.78%) Kibana
8 10 (0.71%) Consul
8 10 (0.71%) Fluentd
8 10 (0.71%) logstash
9 6 (0.43%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 3 (0.21%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 757 (53.80%) SAP
2 152 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 100 (7.11%) Oracle
4 49 (3.48%) Sparx
5 33 (2.35%) Google
5 33 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (2.27%) Remedy
7 30 (2.13%) Cisco
7 30 (2.13%) Siemens
8 27 (1.92%) Ariba
9 22 (1.56%) IFS
10 19 (1.35%) JD Edwards
11 16 (1.14%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.14%) Splunk
12 14 (1.00%) Informatica
13 13 (0.92%) CA Agile Central
14 12 (0.85%) CA
15 11 (0.78%) VMware
16 10 (0.71%) AppDynamics
17 9 (0.64%) Concur