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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 73 47
Rank change year-on-year +18 -26  
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 64 67 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.19% 2.25% 3.46%
As % of the General category 11.23% 8.50% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 51
Median daily rate £425 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £700 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £23.75 £26.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.37% -8.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.59 £13.60 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £38.00 £35.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year +10.00% +13.04%  

Manufacturing is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 570 788 809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.40% 26.42% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 494 486
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 43
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Manufacturing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Manufacturing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +33 25 £425 +6.25% 12
Warwickshire +9 9 £425 -29.16% 8
Coventry +4 8 £375 -20.00% 4
Wolverhampton -2 2 £289 -51.87%
Staffordshire -2 1 - - 3
Manufacturing
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 38 (25.68%) SAP
2 35 (23.65%) Finance
3 30 (20.27%) Automotive
4 24 (16.22%) Project Management
4 24 (16.22%) ERP
4 24 (16.22%) Microsoft
5 21 (14.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (10.14%) Migration
8 14 (9.46%) Degree
9 13 (8.78%) Business Analysis
9 13 (8.78%) CRM
10 12 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
10 12 (8.11%) Logistics
10 12 (8.11%) Retail
10 12 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (8.11%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (7.43%) PMO
11 11 (7.43%) SCADA
11 11 (7.43%) CSS
11 11 (7.43%) SQL
12 10 (6.76%) ITIL
12 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
12 10 (6.76%) Problem Management
13 9 (6.08%) C#
13 9 (6.08%) HTML
13 9 (6.08%) Telecoms
14 8 (5.41%) Marketing
14 8 (5.41%) Change Management
14 8 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing

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 6 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.03%) ThingWorx
4 1 (0.68%) ArchestrA
4 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.68%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (0.68%) CATIA
3 1 (0.68%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.38%) Primavera
3 4 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (2.03%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.35%) Sage 200
5 2 (1.35%) SAP CAR
5 2 (1.35%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.35%) SAP PM
5 2 (1.35%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.68%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.68%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.68%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.68%) SAP POS DM
6 1 (0.68%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.68%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.11%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Office 365
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.38%) Network Security
2 4 (2.70%) SAN
3 3 (2.03%) Firewall
4 2 (1.35%) Skype
4 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.35%) Wireless
5 1 (0.68%) 3G
5 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.68%) FTP
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) LAN
5 1 (0.68%) LDAP
5 1 (0.68%) RS-232
5 1 (0.68%) RS-485
5 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.68%) VoIP
5 1 (0.68%) WAN
5 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) Power BI
2 4 (2.70%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.35%) MS Access
3 2 (1.35%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.68%) DB2
4 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.68%) XMLSpy
General
1 35 (23.65%) Finance
2 30 (20.27%) Automotive
3 12 (8.11%) Retail
4 9 (6.08%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.41%) Marketing
6 6 (4.05%) Advertising
7 4 (2.70%) Electronics
8 3 (2.03%) Legal
8 3 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (19.59%) Analyst
1 29 (19.59%) Architect
2 20 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (10.81%) Developer
4 15 (10.14%) Consultant
5 13 (8.78%) IT Manager
6 12 (8.11%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.08%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.05%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.38%) Functional Consultant
9 5 (3.38%) Sales Manager
9 5 (3.38%) SAP Consultant
10 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Consultant
10 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Operations Consultant
10 4 (2.70%) Project Analyst
10 4 (2.70%) SAP Architect
10 4 (2.70%) SAP Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.70%) Senior IT Manager
11 3 (2.03%) Commercial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.43%) CSS
2 9 (6.08%) HTML
3 7 (4.73%) HTML5
4 6 (4.05%) .NET
4 6 (4.05%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.70%) CSS3
5 4 (2.70%) Middleware
6 3 (2.03%) jQuery
6 3 (2.03%) WCF
6 3 (2.03%) WPF
7 2 (1.35%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.35%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.35%) Web Services
7 2 (1.35%) XML
8 1 (0.68%) Express
8 1 (0.68%) Node.js
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.43%) SCADA
3 6 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.38%) User Experience
5 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.03%) Life Science
6 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.35%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.35%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.68%) iSeries
7 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.05%) Windows
2 5 (3.38%) Linux
3 3 (2.03%) Unix
4 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.68%) HPUX
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.22%) ERP
1 24 (16.22%) Project Management
2 21 (14.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (10.14%) Migration
5 13 (8.78%) Business Analysis
5 13 (8.78%) CRM
6 12 (8.11%) Logistics
7 10 (6.76%) ITIL
7 10 (6.76%) Problem Management
8 8 (5.41%) Change Management
8 8 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.73%) Data Acquisition
9 7 (4.73%) Programme Management
9 7 (4.73%) SAP Implementation
10 6 (4.05%) Business Development
10 6 (4.05%) IT Strategy
10 6 (4.05%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.05%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.43%) SQL
2 9 (6.08%) C#
3 6 (4.05%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.38%) VBA
5 4 (2.70%) C
5 4 (2.70%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.35%) COBOL
6 2 (1.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.35%) VB
6 2 (1.35%) VBScript
7 1 (0.68%) ABAP
7 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.68%) C++
7 1 (0.68%) Java
7 1 (0.68%) PHP
7 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (9.46%) Degree
2 5 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.68%) HNC
4 1 (0.68%) HND
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.68%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PMP
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) PMO
2 5 (3.38%) QA
3 3 (2.03%) ISO 9000
3 3 (2.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) Firmware
2 1 (0.68%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (25.68%) SAP
2 24 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.05%) IBM
4 5 (3.38%) Ariba
4 5 (3.38%) HP
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle
5 4 (2.70%) Dell
5 4 (2.70%) VMware
6 3 (2.03%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.03%) Sage
7 2 (1.35%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.35%) Cisco
7 2 (1.35%) EMC
7 2 (1.35%) Infor
7 2 (1.35%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.35%) Remedy
7 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.68%) Assembla
8 1 (0.68%) hybris
8 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow