Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ERP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ERP over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 75 74
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 +11
Contract jobs citing ERP 128 153 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.37% 2.50% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.96% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 100 122
North West median daily rate £525 £438 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.24% -9.60%
10th Percentile £359 £298 £273
90th Percentile £670 £588 £575
England median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
North West median hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £47.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.83% -56.69% -29.36%
England median hourly rate £26.00 £41.00 £33.64
% change year-on-year -36.59% +21.88% +77.05%

ERP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,446 5,173 6,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.26% 84.43% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,891 3,352 4,230
North West median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 146 273
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.29% -28.32% +71.05%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.38 £12.52
90th Percentile £51.90 £50.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

ERP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing ERP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for ERP in the North West

ERP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ERP in the North West

ERP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ERP in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ERP in the North West

ERP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ERP 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ERP within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Manchester +11 60 £450 - 39
Cheshire -3 20 £600 +50.00% 21
Merseyside +9 7 £488 +28.71% 4
Lancashire -4 6 £588 +46.88% 9
Cumbria -10 4 - - 1
ERP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ERP 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 North West region with a requirement for ERP.

1 57 (44.53%) SAP
2 37 (28.91%) Finance
3 28 (21.88%) SAP ERP
4 23 (17.97%) CRM
5 21 (16.41%) Manufacturing
6 19 (14.84%) Oracle
6 19 (14.84%) Java
7 18 (14.06%) Retail
7 18 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (13.28%) Middleware
9 16 (12.50%) SAP BW
9 16 (12.50%) .NET
10 14 (10.94%) Unit4 Business World
10 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (10.94%) Waterfall
11 13 (10.16%) Business Analysis
11 13 (10.16%) PRINCE2
11 13 (10.16%) Identity Access Management
12 12 (9.38%) Target Operating Model
12 12 (9.38%) ITIL
12 12 (9.38%) Project Management
12 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (9.38%) Programme Management
12 12 (9.38%) SAP SRM
13 11 (8.59%) ITSM
13 11 (8.59%) Back Office
13 11 (8.59%) NetWeaver
13 11 (8.59%) SDLC
14 10 (7.81%) Business Transformation
14 10 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

ERP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (8.59%) NetWeaver
2 8 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (21.88%) SAP ERP
2 14 (10.94%) Unit4 Business World
3 12 (9.38%) SAP SRM
4 8 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (4.69%) SAP Retail
6 5 (3.91%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (3.91%) SAP CO
6 5 (3.91%) SAP FI
6 5 (3.91%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (3.91%) SAP FI-AP
7 4 (3.13%) BPCS
7 4 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (3.13%) SAP HR
7 4 (3.13%) SAP MDG
7 4 (3.13%) SAP MDM
7 4 (3.13%) SAP MM
7 4 (3.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (2.34%) SAP CAR
8 3 (2.34%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) FinancialForce
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) PaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) Unified Communications
2 3 (2.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.50%) SAP BW
2 8 (6.25%) DB2
3 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.69%) SAP HANA
5 5 (3.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.34%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.78%) MySQL
8 1 (0.78%) QlikView
8 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 37 (28.91%) Finance
2 21 (16.41%) Manufacturing
3 18 (14.06%) Retail
4 11 (8.59%) Back Office
5 9 (7.03%) Local Government
6 5 (3.91%) Banking
6 5 (3.91%) Legal
7 4 (3.13%) Advertising
8 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.78%) Billing
9 1 (0.78%) Electronics
9 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.78%) Marketing
9 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (24.22%) Consultant
2 22 (17.19%) Analyst
3 20 (15.63%) Developer
4 16 (12.50%) Architect
5 13 (10.16%) SAP Consultant
6 12 (9.38%) Programme Manager
7 10 (7.81%) Lead Developer
8 9 (7.03%) Functional Consultant
8 9 (7.03%) SAP Analyst
9 8 (6.25%) Support Manager
10 7 (5.47%) Agile Developer
10 7 (5.47%) Business Analyst
10 7 (5.47%) Lead Architect
10 7 (5.47%) Senior Agile Developer
10 7 (5.47%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.91%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.91%) Transformation Manager
11 5 (3.91%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.28%) Middleware
2 16 (12.50%) .NET
3 6 (4.69%) SAP Basis
4 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.13%) EDI
4 4 (3.13%) SAP XI
5 3 (2.34%) CSS
5 3 (2.34%) Node.js
5 3 (2.34%) React
5 3 (2.34%) RESTful
5 3 (2.34%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.13%) Life Science
3 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.34%) Clustering
3 3 (2.34%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.34%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.78%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.78%) EPoS
4 1 (0.78%) FMCG
4 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.13%) Windows
2 2 (1.56%) Unix
2 2 (1.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.97%) CRM
2 18 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (10.94%) Waterfall
4 13 (10.16%) Business Analysis
4 13 (10.16%) Identity Access Management
4 13 (10.16%) PRINCE2
5 12 (9.38%) ITIL
5 12 (9.38%) Programme Management
5 12 (9.38%) Project Management
5 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (9.38%) Target Operating Model
6 11 (8.59%) ITSM
6 11 (8.59%) SDLC
7 10 (7.81%) Business Transformation
8 9 (7.03%) Logistics
8 9 (7.03%) Migration
9 8 (6.25%) Content Management
9 8 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
10 7 (5.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.84%) Java
2 4 (3.13%) ABAP
2 4 (3.13%) C
2 4 (3.13%) RPG
2 4 (3.13%) RPG IV
2 4 (3.13%) SQL
3 3 (2.34%) C#
3 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.34%) VBA
4 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.34%) Degree
3 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) PMO
2 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (44.53%) SAP
2 19 (14.84%) Oracle
3 8 (6.25%) Sage
4 7 (5.47%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.69%) Infor
6 4 (3.13%) Casewise
6 4 (3.13%) IFS
6 4 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.34%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (2.34%) Teradata
8 2 (1.56%) Ariba
8 2 (1.56%) Epicor
8 2 (1.56%) IBM
8 2 (1.56%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.56%) VMware
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix
9 1 (0.78%) Cognos
9 1 (0.78%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.78%) Xero