Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 67 50
Rank change year-on-year -6 -17 -5
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 128 188 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.67% 3.03% 3.32%
As % of the General category 9.38% 10.30% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 101 98
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £297 £256 £156
90th Percentile £631 £606 £581
England median daily rate £461 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +11.82% +3.13% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -52.29% -14.22%
10th Percentile £23.13 £13.60 £13.80
90th Percentile £46.21 £38.00 £40.26
England median hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% - +29.63%

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 1365 1826 1656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.49% 29.39% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 1129 974
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £218 £250 £240
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 65 111
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £19.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.44% -32.46% -9.52%
10th Percentile £14.56 £10.69 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.15 £42.40 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.31 £24.50 £24.54
% change year-on-year +3.31% -0.16% +13.98%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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
Coventry +4 27 £425 -12.82% 3
Birmingham -13 22 £425 -15.00% 5
Warwickshire -6 21 £550 +22.22% 2
Staffordshire +14 7 £463 +56.78% 3
Solihull +5 2 £650 -
Wolverhampton -2 2 £376 -37.29%
Dudley - 2 £625 -
Shropshire +10 1 £400 -5.88% 1
Tipton - 1 - -
Bilston - 1 £613 -
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Manufacturing.

1 40 (31.25%) SAP
2 35 (27.34%) Automotive
3 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
4 22 (17.19%) Finance
5 21 (16.41%) Project Management
6 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (10.94%) ERP
7 14 (10.94%) SQL
8 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Excel
8 13 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (8.59%) Logistics
10 11 (8.59%) Marketing
11 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (7.81%) Programme Management
12 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
12 9 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (7.03%) SAP PP
13 8 (6.25%) .NET
13 8 (6.25%) Oracle
13 8 (6.25%) VMware
13 8 (6.25%) Integration Testing
14 7 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (5.47%) System Integration Testing
14 7 (5.47%) PMO
14 7 (5.47%) Retail
14 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (5.47%) Degree
14 7 (5.47%) JavaScript

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 (3.13%) CMS
2 2 (1.56%) ThingWorx
3 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.13%) Acrobat
3 4 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.13%) AutoCAD
3 4 (3.13%) RoboHelp
3 4 (3.13%) Snagit
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.03%) SAP PP
2 6 (4.69%) SAP EWM
2 6 (4.69%) SAP MM
3 5 (3.91%) SAP PP-PI
4 4 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (2.34%) Primavera
5 3 (2.34%) SAP PM
6 2 (1.56%) SAP APO
6 2 (1.56%) SAP QM
6 2 (1.56%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.78%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.78%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.78%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.78%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.78%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.78%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.56%) Route 53
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.56%) LAN
2 2 (1.56%) SMS
2 2 (1.56%) WAN
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.78%) IOS XR
3 1 (0.78%) MPLS
3 1 (0.78%) NX-OS
3 1 (0.78%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.78%) VXLAN
3 1 (0.78%) Wireless
3 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.56%) MS Access
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.78%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (0.78%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.78%) Informix
5 1 (0.78%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.78%) QlikView
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.78%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.56%) JIRA
2 2 (1.56%) MorphX
3 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) PVCS
3 1 (0.78%) Selenium
3 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (27.34%) Automotive
2 22 (17.19%) Finance
3 11 (8.59%) Marketing
4 7 (5.47%) Retail
5 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.34%) Advertising
6 3 (2.34%) Banking
6 3 (2.34%) Electronics
7 2 (1.56%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.56%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.78%) German Language
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (18.75%) Consultant
2 22 (17.19%) Project Manager
3 14 (10.94%) Architect
4 12 (9.38%) SAP Consultant
5 11 (8.59%) Analyst
6 10 (7.81%) Developer
7 8 (6.25%) IT Manager
8 7 (5.47%) Programme Manager
9 6 (4.69%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.13%) Applications Manager
10 4 (3.13%) Author
10 4 (3.13%) Contracts Manager
10 4 (3.13%) SAP MM Consultant
10 4 (3.13%) SAP PP Consultant
10 4 (3.13%) Technical Author
11 3 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
11 3 (2.34%) IT Programme Manager
11 3 (2.34%) Process Improvement Consultant
11 3 (2.34%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) .NET
2 7 (5.47%) CSS
2 7 (5.47%) HTML
3 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.13%) Middleware
4 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.34%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (1.56%) Highcharts JS
5 2 (1.56%) HTML5
5 2 (1.56%) jQuery
5 2 (1.56%) REST
5 2 (1.56%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.56%) SOAP
5 2 (1.56%) WCF
5 2 (1.56%) WPF
5 2 (1.56%) XML
5 2 (1.56%) XSLT
6 1 (0.78%) WSDL
6 1 (0.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.69%) FMCG
2 6 (4.69%) SCADA
3 4 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.13%) User Experience
4 2 (1.56%) Life Science
4 2 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) DataPower
5 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.69%) Windows
2 1 (0.78%) Linux
2 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.41%) Project Management
2 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.94%) ERP
4 13 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (8.59%) Logistics
7 10 (7.81%) Programme Management
8 9 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.25%) Integration Testing
10 7 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (5.47%) CRM
10 7 (5.47%) ITIL
10 7 (5.47%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.47%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (4.69%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (4.69%) Migration
11 6 (4.69%) Time Management
12 5 (3.91%) PRINCE
12 5 (3.91%) Process Improvement
13 4 (3.13%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.94%) SQL
2 7 (5.47%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.91%) C#
3 5 (3.91%) VB.NET
3 5 (3.91%) VBA
4 4 (3.13%) ABAP
5 3 (2.34%) Java
5 3 (2.34%) Perl
6 2 (1.56%) Python
6 2 (1.56%) Ruby
6 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.56%) X++
7 1 (0.78%) C
7 1 (0.78%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) Degree
2 3 (2.34%) PhD
3 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.78%) CCNA
4 1 (0.78%) CCNP
4 1 (0.78%) HNC
4 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.78%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.78%) PMP
4 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) PMO
2 5 (3.91%) GDPR
3 2 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.56%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.56%) NIST 800
3 2 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.13%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.78%) Docker
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) Ansible
1 2 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.56%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (31.25%) SAP
2 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.25%) Oracle
3 8 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (3.13%) Adobe
5 3 (2.34%) Cisco
5 3 (2.34%) Cognos
5 3 (2.34%) JD Edwards
5 3 (2.34%) Remedy
5 3 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.56%) Ariba
6 2 (1.56%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.56%) NCR
6 2 (1.56%) Tableau
6 2 (1.56%) WSO2
7 1 (0.78%) Epicor
7 1 (0.78%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.78%) HP
7 1 (0.78%) Solace
7 1 (0.78%) Veeam