The table below looks at the statistics for ERP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ERP over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Rank 66 71 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing ERP 63 59 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.04% 2.19% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 3.01% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 27 27
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £395
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £67.00 £9.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+605.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+13.09% +16.66%
ERP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2274 1963 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.76% 72.78% 66.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1000 942
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 83
Average hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

ERP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ERP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ERP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ERP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ERP across the North West region.

ERP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ERP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ERP across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

ERP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ERP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ERP across the North West region.

ERP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ERP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ERP across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

ERP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

ERP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ERP within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 27 £463 -2.63% 15
Cheshire -6 10 £500 +8.10% 9
Merseyside -6 9 £375 -3.22% 2
Lancashire -12 8 £300 -14.28% 3
Cumbria - 3 - - 3
ERP
England

ERP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ERP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ERP.

1 49 (37.40%) SAP
2 36 (27.48%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (25.19%) Oracle
4 29 (22.14%) Microsoft
5 27 (20.61%) Project Management
6 26 (19.85%) Manufacturing
7 25 (19.08%) Finance
7 25 (19.08%) SAP ERP
8 18 (13.74%) .NET
8 18 (13.74%) CRM
9 16 (12.21%) SQL
10 15 (11.45%) Advertising
11 14 (10.69%) Migration
11 14 (10.69%) Linux
12 13 (9.92%) PRINCE2
12 13 (9.92%) MS Excel
12 13 (9.92%) Client/Server
12 13 (9.92%) Degree
12 13 (9.92%) Business Analysis
13 12 (9.16%) NetWeaver
14 11 (8.40%) Red Hat
14 11 (8.40%) SAP BW
14 11 (8.40%) DB2
14 11 (8.40%) Data Management
14 11 (8.40%) Relational Database
15 10 (7.63%) Retail
15 10 (7.63%) ITIL
15 10 (7.63%) Java
15 10 (7.63%) RDBMS
16 9 (6.87%) Change Management

ERP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ERP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ERP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.16%) NetWeaver
2 7 (5.34%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.29%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) Apache
4 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.76%) Jetty
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.76%) nginx
4 1 (0.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.53%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (27.48%) Dynamics AX
2 25 (19.08%) SAP ERP
3 6 (4.58%) SAP PLM
3 6 (4.58%) Agresso
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (1.53%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (1.53%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.76%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.76%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.76%) Maximo
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.76%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.76%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.76%) PaaS
2 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) DHCP
1 3 (2.29%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.29%) DNS
2 2 (1.53%) LAN
2 2 (1.53%) WAN
3 1 (0.76%) SSL
3 1 (0.76%) FTP
3 1 (0.76%) HTTP
3 1 (0.76%) IPsec
3 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.40%) SAP BW
1 11 (8.40%) DB2
1 11 (8.40%) Relational Database
2 10 (7.63%) RDBMS
3 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.58%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.76%) MySQL
8 1 (0.76%) MS Access
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (2.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (2.29%) Selenium
1 3 (2.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.76%) MorphX
2 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (19.85%) Manufacturing
2 25 (19.08%) Finance
3 15 (11.45%) Advertising
4 10 (7.63%) Retail
5 3 (2.29%) Local Government
6 2 (1.53%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Automotive
7 1 (0.76%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 31 (23.66%) Analyst
2 29 (22.14%) Consultant
3 18 (13.74%) Business Analyst
4 16 (12.21%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.92%) Developer
6 11 (8.40%) Architect
7 9 (6.87%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (6.11%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (6.11%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 7 (5.34%) Programme Manager
9 7 (5.34%) ERP Project Manager
10 6 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.58%) Business Process Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Process Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.82%) SAP PLM Consultant
11 5 (3.82%) SAP Manager
12 4 (3.05%) OBIEE Developer
12 4 (3.05%) Oracle Consultant
12 4 (3.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.74%) .NET
2 8 (6.11%) SAP Basis
3 6 (4.58%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.82%) Web Services
5 3 (2.29%) SOAP
5 3 (2.29%) Middleware
6 2 (1.53%) HTML
6 2 (1.53%) J2EE
7 1 (0.76%) COM
7 1 (0.76%) CSS
7 1 (0.76%) JDBC
7 1 (0.76%) Servlets
7 1 (0.76%) XML
7 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.76%) Java EE
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.76%) HTML5
7 1 (0.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) Client/Server
2 9 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.11%) FMCG
4 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.29%) Life Science
6 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.53%) Open Source
7 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.76%) NHS
7 1 (0.76%) PMI
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.76%) User Experience
7 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.69%) Linux
2 4 (3.05%) Windows
3 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.61%) Project Management
2 18 (13.74%) CRM
3 14 (10.69%) Migration
4 13 (9.92%) PRINCE2
4 13 (9.92%) Business Analysis
5 11 (8.40%) Data Management
6 10 (7.63%) ITIL
7 9 (6.87%) Change Management
8 8 (6.11%) Logistics
8 8 (6.11%) Resource Management
9 7 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.34%) Master Data Management
10 6 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.58%) Test Strategy
10 6 (4.58%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.58%) PLM
10 6 (4.58%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.58%) SOA
11 5 (3.82%) UML
11 5 (3.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.21%) SQL
2 10 (7.63%) Java
3 4 (3.05%) X++
3 4 (3.05%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.29%) C
5 2 (1.53%) C#
5 2 (1.53%) C++
5 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.76%) Python
6 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (9.92%) Degree
2 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.82%) CCNP
3 5 (3.82%) CCNA
3 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) CIMA
4 2 (1.53%) ACCA
5 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.53%) VMware ESX
1 2 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Xen
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (37.40%) SAP
2 33 (25.19%) Oracle
3 29 (22.14%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.40%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.11%) JD Edwards
6 5 (3.82%) Cisco
6 5 (3.82%) IBM
6 5 (3.82%) Nortel
6 5 (3.82%) Avaya
7 4 (3.05%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (2.29%) Baan
8 3 (2.29%) VMware
9 2 (1.53%) Cognos
9 2 (1.53%) Progress
10 1 (0.76%) Siebel
10 1 (0.76%) HP
10 1 (0.76%) webMethods
10 1 (0.76%) Sun
10 1 (0.76%) Ariba
10 1 (0.76%) Hyperion
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