Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 175 174
Rank change year-on-year +49 -1 -7
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 1960 1612 1658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 1.52% 1.45%
As % of the General category 5.05% 4.20% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1035 886
UK median daily rate £460 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.52% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £241
90th Percentile £600 £598 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 97 112
UK median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +16.28% +2.38%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.00 £13.55
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.34 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +16.28% +2.38%

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 38791 38399 45339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.50% 36.24% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 25639 28893
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 849 952 1186
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £23.59 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.22% -1.71% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 +54 1840 £463 +12.12% 199
UK excluding London +42 1390 £450 +12.50% 160
London +70 470 £500 +8.40% 48
Midlands +11 334 £425 -10.53% 37
North of England +38 274 £400 +14.29% 45
South West +60 273 £425 +13.33% 28
South East +11 229 £455 +13.75% 25
East of England +43 214 £513 +46.43% 17
East Midlands +9 180 £420 +5.00% 14
North West +2 137 £388 +19.23% 22
West Midlands +15 133 £425 -14.14% 22
Yorkshire +85 112 £425 +17.24% 17
Scotland +23 47 £475 +39.71% 5
North East +23 23 £357 +1.86% 6
Wales -13 15 £325 -29.73% 4
Northern Ireland -56 4 £350 -22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manufacturing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Manufacturing.

1 1158 (59.08%) SAP
2 1069 (54.54%) Finance
3 896 (45.71%) Programme Management
4 859 (43.83%) Telecoms
4 859 (43.83%) Business Intelligence
5 855 (43.62%) Electronics
6 853 (43.52%) Marketing
7 831 (42.40%) Digital Marketing
8 557 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
9 369 (18.83%) Security Cleared
10 293 (14.95%) SC Cleared
11 232 (11.84%) Project Management
12 227 (11.58%) TDD
13 213 (10.87%) Microsoft
14 202 (10.31%) Java
15 200 (10.20%) Oracle
16 197 (10.05%) ERP
17 194 (9.90%) JSON
18 185 (9.44%) SQL
19 181 (9.23%) Degree
20 178 (9.08%) Scrum
21 171 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
22 166 (8.47%) Greenfield Project
23 158 (8.06%) XML
24 149 (7.60%) DevOps
25 142 (7.24%) Linux
25 142 (7.24%) .NET
26 140 (7.14%) Windows
27 132 (6.73%) Migration
28 131 (6.68%) SOA

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 86 (4.39%) Mule
2 77 (3.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 75 (3.83%) Oracle Service Bus
4 59 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 37 (1.89%) Apache Spark
6 36 (1.84%) CMS
7 29 (1.48%) MS Exchange
8 26 (1.33%) Confluence
9 21 (1.07%) Apache
10 19 (0.97%) nginx
11 16 (0.82%) IIS
12 14 (0.71%) Drupal
13 12 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (0.61%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.51%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.51%) Mule ESB
14 10 (0.51%) Skype for Business
15 8 (0.41%) WinCC
16 7 (0.36%) Ethereum
16 7 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 95 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.56%) AutoCAD
6 11 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.20%) SPSS
8 4 (0.20%) Stata
9 3 (0.15%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.051%) CATIA
11 1 (0.051%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.051%) Simulink
11 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 66 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
2 46 (2.35%) SAP CO
2 46 (2.35%) SAP FI
3 44 (2.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 39 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
5 34 (1.73%) Teamcenter
6 27 (1.38%) SAP MM
7 25 (1.28%) SAP PP
8 23 (1.17%) SAP SD
9 22 (1.12%) SAP ERP
10 18 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 14 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
11 14 (0.71%) NetSuite
11 14 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
12 12 (0.61%) SAP QM
12 12 (0.61%) SAP SRM
13 10 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
14 8 (0.41%) Infor LN
14 8 (0.41%) Sage X3
14 8 (0.41%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 66 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
4 33 (1.68%) Office 365
5 24 (1.22%) GitHub
6 14 (0.71%) G Suite
7 13 (0.66%) IaaS
8 9 (0.46%) PaaS
8 9 (0.46%) SaaS
9 8 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 8 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 7 (0.36%) AdWords
11 6 (0.31%) Force.com
12 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 4 (0.20%) Boomi
13 4 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.60%) Firewall
2 38 (1.94%) WAN
3 37 (1.89%) LAN
4 36 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.84%) VPN
5 32 (1.63%) DNS
6 21 (1.07%) Wireless
7 20 (1.02%) HTTP
7 20 (1.02%) SAN
8 19 (0.97%) DHCP
9 16 (0.82%) Ethernet
10 14 (0.71%) SSL
10 14 (0.71%) VLAN
11 13 (0.66%) Skype
12 12 (0.61%) 3G
12 12 (0.61%) GPRS
12 12 (0.61%) GSM
12 12 (0.61%) LTE
12 12 (0.61%) SGSN
13 11 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (3.16%) Big Data
3 62 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 51 (2.60%) Hadoop
5 39 (1.99%) MongoDB
6 37 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 34 (1.73%) RDBMS
8 31 (1.58%) MySQL
9 28 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.38%) Power BI
11 25 (1.28%) SAP BW
12 22 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (1.07%) HBase
14 17 (0.87%) NoSQL
15 16 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
16 14 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
17 12 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
18 11 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
18 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 122 (6.22%) Maven
2 97 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 84 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 68 (3.47%) JIRA
5 46 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 25 (1.28%) Selenium
7 24 (1.22%) Visual Studio
8 18 (0.92%) SoapUI
9 15 (0.77%) JUnit
9 15 (0.77%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.71%) Eclipse
10 14 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
11 13 (0.66%) Artifactory
12 12 (0.61%) Grunt
12 12 (0.61%) IntelliJ
13 11 (0.56%) GitLab
13 11 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (0.56%) WebDriver
14 10 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (0.46%) SpecFlow
General
1 1069 (54.54%) Finance
2 859 (43.83%) Telecoms
3 855 (43.62%) Electronics
4 853 (43.52%) Marketing
5 89 (4.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 84 (4.29%) Retail
7 80 (4.08%) Automotive
8 61 (3.11%) Aerospace
9 25 (1.28%) Banking
10 22 (1.12%) Legal
10 22 (1.12%) Military
11 19 (0.97%) Advertising
12 15 (0.77%) General Ledger
12 15 (0.77%) Publishing
13 10 (0.51%) Back Office
13 10 (0.51%) Billing
13 10 (0.51%) Law
14 9 (0.46%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.41%) German Language
15 8 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 379 (19.34%) Developer
2 275 (14.03%) Analyst
3 250 (12.76%) Consultant
4 181 (9.23%) Project Manager
5 138 (7.04%) Business Analyst
6 126 (6.43%) Architect
7 109 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
8 83 (4.23%) Agile Developer
9 71 (3.62%) Integration Developer
10 65 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
11 61 (3.11%) Senior Developer
12 58 (2.96%) SOA Developer
13 57 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
14 55 (2.81%) Java Developer
15 49 (2.50%) C# Developer
16 40 (2.04%) .NET Developer
16 40 (2.04%) IT Manager
17 39 (1.99%) Functional Consultant
17 39 (1.99%) SAP Manager
18 38 (1.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (9.90%) JSON
2 158 (8.06%) XML
3 142 (7.24%) .NET
4 125 (6.38%) Middleware
5 111 (5.66%) XSLT
6 109 (5.56%) HTML
7 106 (5.41%) Swagger
8 105 (5.36%) WireMock
9 93 (4.74%) Web Services
10 89 (4.54%) Apache Camel
11 82 (4.18%) CSS
12 72 (3.67%) SOAP
13 70 (3.57%) AngularJS
14 69 (3.52%) RESTful
15 68 (3.47%) REST
16 62 (3.16%) ASP.NET
17 53 (2.70%) Node.js
18 42 (2.14%) jQuery
19 40 (2.04%) HTML5
19 40 (2.04%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 171 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (8.47%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 64 (3.27%) Life Science
5 59 (3.01%) FMCG
6 49 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 47 (2.40%) User Experience
8 31 (1.58%) Data Centre
9 28 (1.43%) PMI
10 23 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.07%) NHS
12 16 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 16 (0.82%) Fintech
12 16 (0.82%) Mobile App
12 16 (0.82%) SCADA
13 14 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.71%) iPhone
14 13 (0.66%) PKI
14 13 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 142 (7.24%) Linux
2 140 (7.14%) Windows
3 67 (3.42%) Unix
4 45 (2.30%) Windows 7
5 44 (2.24%) Android
6 40 (2.04%) Windows Server
7 33 (1.68%) Windows 10
8 29 (1.48%) Apple iOS
9 27 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.28%) Mac OS X
11 23 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.61%) Windows Phone
14 10 (0.51%) Solaris
15 9 (0.46%) AIX
16 6 (0.31%) CentOS
16 6 (0.31%) HPUX
16 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.26%) VMS
17 5 (0.26%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (45.71%) Programme Management
2 859 (43.83%) Business Intelligence
3 831 (42.40%) Digital Marketing
4 557 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
5 232 (11.84%) Project Management
6 227 (11.58%) TDD
7 197 (10.05%) ERP
8 178 (9.08%) Scrum
9 149 (7.60%) DevOps
10 132 (6.73%) Migration
11 131 (6.68%) SOA
12 119 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 109 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
14 99 (5.05%) Logistics
15 90 (4.59%) Business Analysis
16 89 (4.54%) ITIL
17 88 (4.49%) Configuration Management
17 88 (4.49%) MVC
18 83 (4.23%) PRINCE2
19 78 (3.98%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 202 (10.31%) Java
2 185 (9.44%) SQL
3 121 (6.17%) JavaScript
4 118 (6.02%) C#
5 106 (5.41%) XPath
6 92 (4.69%) Python
7 34 (1.73%) C
8 33 (1.68%) T-SQL
9 32 (1.63%) Ruby
10 27 (1.38%) PHP
11 26 (1.33%) C++
12 24 (1.22%) PowerShell
13 23 (1.17%) Shell Script
13 23 (1.17%) VB.NET
14 20 (1.02%) VB
15 19 (0.97%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.77%) ABAP
17 14 (0.71%) Go
18 12 (0.61%) R
19 11 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 369 (18.83%) Security Cleared
2 293 (14.95%) SC Cleared
3 181 (9.23%) Degree
4 55 (2.81%) DV Cleared
5 45 (2.30%) PMI Certification
6 34 (1.73%) PMP
7 22 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (0.87%) HND
9 17 (0.87%) ISEB
10 16 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.77%) CISSP
12 14 (0.71%) MCSE
13 13 (0.66%) CISM
13 13 (0.66%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (0.61%) SAP Certification
15 11 (0.56%) CCNA
15 11 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.50%) QA
2 35 (1.79%) PMO
3 24 (1.22%) SLA
4 23 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.77%) GDPR
7 15 (0.77%) GMP
7 15 (0.77%) JSP 440
8 11 (0.56%) GxP
9 9 (0.46%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 7 (0.36%) GAMP
11 5 (0.26%) ISO 13485
12 4 (0.20%) Def Stans
12 4 (0.20%) EMIR
12 4 (0.20%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.15%) GCP
13 3 (0.15%) HL7
13 3 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 68 (3.47%) Active Directory
1 68 (3.47%) Docker
2 40 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (0.51%) HDFS
5 10 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.36%) vSphere
7 5 (0.26%) Firmware
7 5 (0.26%) XenApp
8 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.15%) KVM
9 3 (0.15%) XenServer
10 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.10%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 80 (4.08%) Puppet
2 69 (3.52%) Ansible
3 55 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (2.30%) Kubernetes
5 20 (1.02%) AirWatch
5 20 (1.02%) Terraform
6 18 (0.92%) SCCM
7 15 (0.77%) Kibana
8 13 (0.66%) logstash
9 10 (0.51%) MOM
9 10 (0.51%) Salt
10 9 (0.46%) HAProxy
11 8 (0.41%) Grafana
11 8 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.31%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 4 (0.20%) SCOM
13 4 (0.20%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1158 (59.08%) SAP
2 213 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 200 (10.20%) Oracle
4 77 (3.93%) WSO2
5 66 (3.37%) VMware
6 40 (2.04%) Cisco
7 35 (1.79%) Google
8 33 (1.68%) IBM
9 29 (1.48%) JD Edwards
9 29 (1.48%) Siemens
10 27 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 27 (1.38%) Tableau
11 25 (1.28%) HP
12 19 (0.97%) Citrix
13 16 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.71%) Infor
15 13 (0.66%) Cognos
15 13 (0.66%) MobileIron
16 11 (0.56%) Juniper