Period
to 22 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manufacturing over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 54 58
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 132 180 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.82% 3.35% 2.98%
As % of the General category 10.34% 10.98% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 88 83
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £261 £172
90th Percentile £613 £610 £663
England median daily rate £460 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +2.04% -25.08%
10th Percentile £10.85 £14.80 £15.23
90th Percentile £38.73 £29.20 £31.67
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +50.00%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,277 1,639 1,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.26% 30.47% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 964 892
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £250
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 70 105
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.50 £21.34 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.55% -16.84% -13.75%
10th Percentile £13.79 £10.74 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.95 £36.85 £43.75
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.69%

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Manufacturing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Manufacturing in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manufacturing in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manufacturing in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manufacturing in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manufacturing in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manufacturing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Manufacturing in the West Midlands

Manufacturing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manufacturing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Coventry -3 30 £419 -12.99% 19
Warwickshire +2 25 £550 +25.00% 30
Birmingham -27 22 £431 -13.32% 32
Staffordshire - 9 £475 - 11
Worcestershire 0 4 £355 +1.43% 9
Wolverhampton -5 3 £550 +51.72% 4
Dudley - 2 £625 - 1
Solihull - 2 £650 - 1
Shropshire +11 1 £400 -5.88% 9
Bilston - 1 £613 -
Tipton - 1 - - 1
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Manufacturing.

1 37 (28.03%) SAP
2 36 (27.27%) Automotive
3 29 (21.97%) Microsoft
4 28 (21.21%) Project Management
5 21 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (14.39%) SQL
7 18 (13.64%) Finance
8 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (10.61%) ERP
10 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
10 12 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.33%) Logistics
11 11 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.58%) Oracle
13 9 (6.82%) SAP PP
13 9 (6.82%) Degree
13 9 (6.82%) Service Delivery
13 9 (6.82%) IT Strategy
14 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (6.06%) .NET
14 8 (6.06%) JavaScript
14 8 (6.06%) C#
14 8 (6.06%) Windows
15 7 (5.30%) Migration
15 7 (5.30%) VMware
15 7 (5.30%) Programme Management
15 7 (5.30%) Marketing
15 7 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (4.55%) Process Improvement
16 6 (4.55%) SAP EWM

Manufacturing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (3.03%) CMS
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) Confluence
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.03%) Acrobat
3 4 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.03%) RoboHelp
3 4 (3.03%) Snagit
4 3 (2.27%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.82%) SAP PP
2 6 (4.55%) SAP EWM
2 6 (4.55%) SAP MM
3 5 (3.79%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.79%) SAP PP-PI
4 4 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (3.03%) Primavera
5 2 (1.52%) SAP MII
5 2 (1.52%) SAP QM
5 2 (1.52%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.76%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.76%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.76%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.76%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.76%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.76%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.76%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.52%) Route 53
3 1 (0.76%) FinancialForce
3 1 (0.76%) IaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.27%) DNS
1 3 (2.27%) SMS
1 3 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.52%) Firewall
2 2 (1.52%) IOS XR
2 2 (1.52%) LAN
2 2 (1.52%) NX-OS
2 2 (1.52%) VXLAN
3 1 (0.76%) 802.11
3 1 (0.76%) DHCP
3 1 (0.76%) Intranet
3 1 (0.76%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.76%) VPN
3 1 (0.76%) WAN
3 1 (0.76%) Wireless
3 1 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (2.27%) MS Access
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.52%) Cognos Query Studio
4 2 (1.52%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.76%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.76%) QlikView
5 1 (0.76%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.76%) UniData
5 1 (0.76%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.76%) Selenium
3 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (27.27%) Automotive
2 18 (13.64%) Finance
3 7 (5.30%) Marketing
4 6 (4.55%) Retail
5 5 (3.79%) Advertising
6 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.27%) Electronics
8 2 (1.52%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.76%) Banking
9 1 (0.76%) German Language
9 1 (0.76%) Legal
9 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (20.45%) Project Manager
2 17 (12.88%) Consultant
3 14 (10.61%) Analyst
4 13 (9.85%) Architect
5 12 (9.09%) Developer
6 9 (6.82%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) Programme Manager
8 5 (3.79%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.03%) Author
9 4 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.03%) SAP MM Consultant
9 4 (3.03%) SAP PP Consultant
9 4 (3.03%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Technical Author
10 3 (2.27%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.27%) Contracts Manager
10 3 (2.27%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) IT Manager
10 3 (2.27%) Process Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) .NET
2 6 (4.55%) HTML
3 5 (3.79%) CSS
4 4 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.27%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.27%) Middleware
6 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.52%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (1.52%) REST
6 2 (1.52%) SOAP
6 2 (1.52%) XSLT
7 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.76%) jQuery
7 1 (0.76%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.76%) Web Services
7 1 (0.76%) WSDL
7 1 (0.76%) XML
7 1 (0.76%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.55%) FMCG
3 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.03%) User Experience
5 2 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.52%) Life Science
5 2 (1.52%) NHS
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) DataPower
6 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.06%) Windows
2 2 (1.52%) Linux
2 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.21%) Project Management
2 21 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.61%) ERP
4 12 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (8.33%) Logistics
6 9 (6.82%) IT Strategy
6 9 (6.82%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (5.30%) Migration
7 7 (5.30%) Programme Management
8 6 (4.55%) CRM
8 6 (4.55%) ITIL
8 6 (4.55%) PRINCE
8 6 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.55%) Process Improvement
8 6 (4.55%) Time Management
9 5 (3.79%) Data Management
9 5 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.39%) SQL
2 8 (6.06%) C#
2 8 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.79%) VBA
4 4 (3.03%) Java
4 4 (3.03%) Perl
5 2 (1.52%) ABAP
5 2 (1.52%) C++
5 2 (1.52%) Python
5 2 (1.52%) Ruby
5 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.52%) VB
5 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.76%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 9 (6.82%) Degree
2 3 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.27%) PhD
3 2 (1.52%) CCNP
4 1 (0.76%) CCNA
4 1 (0.76%) HNC
4 1 (0.76%) HND
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.76%) MCP
4 1 (0.76%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.76%) PMP
4 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) Data Quality
1 5 (3.79%) GDPR
2 3 (2.27%) PMO
3 2 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.52%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.52%) NIST 800
3 2 (1.52%) QA
3 2 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.03%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.76%) Docker
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) Ansible
1 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.52%) Puppet
2 1 (0.76%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.76%) MOM
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (28.03%) SAP
2 29 (21.97%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.58%) Oracle
4 7 (5.30%) VMware
5 5 (3.79%) Cisco
6 4 (3.03%) Adobe
6 4 (3.03%) Cognos
6 4 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.27%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.52%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.52%) Epicor
8 2 (1.52%) HP
8 2 (1.52%) NCR
8 2 (1.52%) Sage
8 2 (1.52%) Tableau
8 2 (1.52%) WSO2
9 1 (0.76%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.76%) IFS
9 1 (0.76%) Siemens
9 1 (0.76%) Solace