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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Rank 79 84 97
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing ERP 58 49 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 1.66% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.30% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 21
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£488 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £495 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £43.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £15.00 £42.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -13.84%
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
2331 2129 2240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.98% 72.02% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1080 1185
Average daily rate £375 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 113 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 33 £500 +25.00% 29
Cheshire +5 12 £400 +2.56% 3
Lancashire -18 6 £503 - 14
Cumbria -5 3 - -
Merseyside -4 2 £418 -27.39% 4
ERP
England

ERP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 44 (40.00%) SAP
2 36 (32.73%) Finance
3 26 (23.64%) Microsoft
4 25 (22.73%) SAP ERP
5 22 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (19.09%) Oracle
7 20 (18.18%) Project Management
8 19 (17.27%) SQL
9 15 (13.64%) Manufacturing
10 13 (11.82%) Advertising
10 13 (11.82%) .NET
10 13 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2
12 11 (10.00%) CRM
12 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (10.00%) Retail
13 9 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (8.18%) Linux
13 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
14 8 (7.27%) FMCG
14 8 (7.27%) SAP EWM
14 8 (7.27%) MS Excel
14 8 (7.27%) NetWeaver
14 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (7.27%) Logistics
15 7 (6.36%) IBM
15 7 (6.36%) Change Management
15 7 (6.36%) DSDM
15 7 (6.36%) Client/Server
15 7 (6.36%) SQL Server

ERP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 8 (7.27%) NetWeaver
2 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
3 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.91%) Jetty
3 1 (0.91%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.73%) MS Project
4 1 (0.91%) MS Office
4 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.91%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (22.73%) SAP ERP
2 22 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (7.27%) SAP EWM
4 5 (4.55%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (3.64%) SAP PLM
6 3 (2.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (2.73%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (2.73%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (2.73%) Agresso
7 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.91%) Magento
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle ASCP
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.91%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.91%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) SaaS
2 1 (0.91%) PaaS
2 1 (0.91%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) IaaS
2 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.91%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) NAS
2 2 (1.82%) VPN
2 2 (1.82%) SSL
3 1 (0.91%) SAN
3 1 (0.91%) Firewall
3 1 (0.91%) IPsec
3 1 (0.91%) Network Security
3 1 (0.91%) LAN
3 1 (0.91%) WAN
3 1 (0.91%) DHCP
3 1 (0.91%) FTP
3 1 (0.91%) HTTP
3 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.91%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.36%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.45%) DB2
3 6 (5.45%) RDBMS
3 6 (5.45%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (5.45%) SAP BW
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (3.64%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.73%) EDMS
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.91%) MS Access
8 1 (0.91%) OLAP
8 1 (0.91%) QlikView
8 1 (0.91%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MorphX
1 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 36 (32.73%) Finance
2 15 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 13 (11.82%) Advertising
4 11 (10.00%) Retail
5 5 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.82%) Back Office
6 2 (1.82%) Local Government
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.91%) French Language
7 1 (0.91%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.91%) Front Office
7 1 (0.91%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (22.73%) Project Manager
1 25 (22.73%) Consultant
2 20 (18.18%) Analyst
3 17 (15.45%) Developer
4 9 (8.18%) SAP Manager
4 9 (8.18%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 8 (7.27%) Senior Manager
5 8 (7.27%) Senior Project Manager
6 7 (6.36%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (6.36%) Architect
7 6 (5.45%) ERP Project Manager
8 5 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (2.73%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.73%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) SAP PLM Consultant
9 3 (2.73%) Implementation Manager
9 3 (2.73%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) SAP Project Manager
9 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.82%) .NET
2 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.64%) SAP Basis
3 3 (2.73%) EDI
3 3 (2.73%) Middleware
4 2 (1.82%) J2EE
5 1 (0.91%) CSS
5 1 (0.91%) Servlets
5 1 (0.91%) Web Services
5 1 (0.91%) Java EE
5 1 (0.91%) HTML5
5 1 (0.91%) CSS3
5 1 (0.91%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) FMCG
2 7 (6.36%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.82%) Open Source
5 2 (1.82%) Life Science
6 1 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.91%) AS400
6 1 (0.91%) EPoS
6 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Linux
2 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.91%) Windows
2 1 (0.91%) AIX
2 1 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.18%) Project Management
2 13 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2
4 11 (10.00%) CRM
4 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.27%) Logistics
7 7 (6.36%) Change Management
7 7 (6.36%) DSDM
7 7 (6.36%) People Management
8 6 (5.45%) ITIL
8 6 (5.45%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.55%) SOA
9 5 (4.55%) PLM
9 5 (4.55%) Data Management
10 4 (3.64%) Resource Management
10 4 (3.64%) Test Strategy
10 4 (3.64%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.73%) Migration
11 3 (2.73%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.27%) SQL
2 6 (5.45%) X++
3 5 (4.55%) C#
3 5 (4.55%) Java
4 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.82%) ABAP
5 1 (0.91%) C
5 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.91%) C++
5 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.91%) PHP
5 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.91%) RPG
Qualifications
1 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.64%) CCNP
3 4 (3.64%) CCNA
3 4 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.64%) Degree
4 3 (2.73%) PMP
4 3 (2.73%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.91%) ISEB
6 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.91%) Xen
1 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) OpenView
1 1 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.91%) SCCM
1 1 (0.91%) Puppet
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 44 (40.00%) SAP
2 26 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 21 (19.09%) Oracle
4 7 (6.36%) IBM
5 6 (5.45%) Business Objects
5 6 (5.45%) Cognos
5 6 (5.45%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.55%) RedPrairie
6 5 (4.55%) JD Edwards
6 5 (4.55%) Cisco
6 5 (4.55%) JDA
7 4 (3.64%) Nortel
7 4 (3.64%) Avaya
8 3 (2.73%) TARGIT
9 2 (1.82%) VMware
9 2 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.91%) Trillium
10 1 (0.91%) Sun
10 1 (0.91%) HP
10 1 (0.91%) EMC
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