Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 October 2017 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 116 130
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -10
Contract jobs citing ERP 2140 2231 2045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.14% 2.12% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.52% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1492 1244
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £300
90th Percentile £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 58
UK median hourly rate £22.25 £23.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.32% -20.83% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.95 £12.83 £11.25
90th Percentile £39.36 £48.00 £44.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £16.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +35.94% -44.83% +26.09%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84677 88405 92997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.89% 81.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56261 58466 60205
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1985 2318 2697
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +6.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

ERP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ERP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ERP in the UK

ERP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ERP in the UK

ERP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ERP over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ERP in the UK

ERP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ERP in the UK

ERP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ERP over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ERP in the UK

ERP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ERP within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 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
England 0 1997 £450 +5.88% 190
UK excluding London +7 1255 £438 +6.71% 143
London -5 751 £475 +5.56% 61
South East +8 388 £450 - 30
Midlands +21 333 £425 +13.33% 25
North of England -5 218 £425 +6.25% 48
East Midlands +5 178 £418 +4.38% 8
West Midlands +27 147 £438 +25.00% 17
East of England -12 146 £450 - 14
North West -41 112 £450 +12.50% 29
South West -30 82 £400 -5.88% 11
Yorkshire +3 77 £425 +2.41% 17
Scotland +24 72 £425 +11.11% 13
North East +92 27 £400 -2.44% 2
Wales +7 8 £480 -0.26% 2
Northern Ireland -51 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, 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 with a requirement for ERP.

1 732 (34.21%) SAP
2 712 (33.27%) Finance
3 491 (22.94%) Oracle
4 349 (16.31%) Project Management
5 335 (15.65%) Microsoft
6 286 (13.36%) CRM
7 283 (13.22%) Migration
8 247 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 237 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 232 (10.84%) SAP ERP
11 227 (10.61%) Dynamics AX
12 214 (10.00%) Data Migration
13 212 (9.91%) Manufacturing
14 201 (9.39%) Retail
15 193 (9.02%) SQL
16 169 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
17 144 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
18 142 (6.64%) Degree
19 138 (6.45%) PRINCE2
20 137 (6.40%) JD Edwards
21 130 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
22 129 (6.03%) Change Management
23 122 (5.70%) Security Cleared
24 121 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
25 107 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
25 107 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
26 105 (4.91%) Business Analysis
26 105 (4.91%) Oracle ERP
27 101 (4.72%) SQL Server
28 98 (4.58%) Logistics

ERP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 54 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 31 (1.45%) Confluence
4 21 (0.98%) NetWeaver
5 16 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (0.61%) CMS
7 11 (0.51%) SAP Portal
8 10 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.37%) IIS
10 8 (0.37%) Mule
11 7 (0.33%) Apache
12 6 (0.28%) MS Project Server
12 6 (0.28%) Mule ESB
13 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.23%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 121 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (2.85%) MS Visio
4 49 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) Windchill
8 3 (0.14%) Stata
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.047%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.047%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 232 (10.84%) SAP ERP
2 227 (10.61%) Dynamics AX
3 107 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 105 (4.91%) Oracle ERP
5 76 (3.55%) Oracle EBS
6 68 (3.18%) NetSuite
7 63 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
8 57 (2.66%) Unit4 Business World
9 47 (2.20%) SAP FI
10 43 (2.01%) SAP CO
10 43 (2.01%) SAP FI/CO
11 42 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
11 42 (1.96%) SAP MM
12 39 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
13 38 (1.78%) SAP S/4HANA
14 33 (1.54%) Payment Gateway
14 33 (1.54%) SAP SD
15 26 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
16 25 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
17 21 (0.98%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 107 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
2 53 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (2.48%) SaaS
3 22 (1.03%) Office 365
4 21 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
6 12 (0.56%) FinancialForce
6 12 (0.56%) IaaS
7 7 (0.33%) Taleo
8 5 (0.23%) PaaS
9 4 (0.19%) iPaaS
9 4 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.14%) GitHub
11 2 (0.093%) npm
11 2 (0.093%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.093%) Yammer
12 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.047%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.047%) Serverless
12 1 (0.047%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.26%) WAN
2 26 (1.21%) LAN
3 19 (0.89%) Unified Communications
4 18 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (0.65%) SMS
6 13 (0.61%) 3G
6 13 (0.61%) 4G
6 13 (0.61%) 5G
6 13 (0.61%) Bluetooth
6 13 (0.61%) RFID
6 13 (0.61%) ZigBee
6 13 (0.61%) Z-Wave
7 11 (0.51%) Firewall
8 10 (0.47%) DNS
8 10 (0.47%) Hyperconnected
9 9 (0.42%) Intranet
9 9 (0.42%) LDAP
9 9 (0.42%) Skype
9 9 (0.42%) VPN
10 8 (0.37%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (2.15%) SAP BW
6 33 (1.54%) SAP HANA
7 30 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
8 26 (1.21%) Endeca
9 24 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
9 24 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (0.89%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 19 (0.89%) SAP Data Services
11 18 (0.84%) Big Data
12 15 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (0.65%) Oracle Database
14 13 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
14 13 (0.61%) Power BI
15 12 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.47%) EDRMS
17 8 (0.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 61 (2.85%) JIRA
2 39 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 32 (1.50%) Selenium
4 29 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (1.21%) JUnit
5 26 (1.21%) Mockito
5 26 (1.21%) Spock
6 24 (1.12%) Gradle
7 21 (0.98%) LSMW
8 14 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.37%) Subversion
10 7 (0.33%) MorphX
11 6 (0.28%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.14%) ERwin
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.14%) TestDirector
General
1 712 (33.27%) Finance
2 212 (9.91%) Manufacturing
3 201 (9.39%) Retail
4 63 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 58 (2.71%) Advertising
6 50 (2.34%) Banking
7 44 (2.06%) General Ledger
8 40 (1.87%) Marketing
9 38 (1.78%) Billing
10 37 (1.73%) Back Office
11 34 (1.59%) Legal
12 30 (1.40%) Automotive
13 25 (1.17%) Telecoms
14 22 (1.03%) Publishing
15 21 (0.98%) Aerospace
16 18 (0.84%) Local Government
17 11 (0.51%) Electronics
18 9 (0.42%) Law
18 9 (0.42%) Military
19 8 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 491 (22.94%) Analyst
2 373 (17.43%) Consultant
3 303 (14.16%) Project Manager
4 257 (12.01%) Business Analyst
5 209 (9.77%) Architect
6 165 (7.71%) Developer
7 156 (7.29%) ERP Manager
8 137 (6.40%) SAP Consultant
9 107 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
10 94 (4.39%) ERP Analyst
11 89 (4.16%) ERP Project Manager
12 81 (3.79%) SAP Manager
13 71 (3.32%) Functional Consultant
14 63 (2.94%) ERP Business Analyst
15 57 (2.66%) Financial Analyst
15 57 (2.66%) IT Manager
16 55 (2.57%) SAP Analyst
17 54 (2.52%) Programme Manager
18 50 (2.34%) Data Analyst
19 49 (2.29%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.32%) Oracle Fusion
2 64 (2.99%) Middleware
2 64 (2.99%) Web Services
3 46 (2.15%) XML
4 44 (2.06%) SOAP
5 36 (1.68%) J2EE
6 33 (1.54%) RESTful
7 32 (1.50%) EDI
8 31 (1.45%) .NET
8 31 (1.45%) REST
9 30 (1.40%) Spring
10 28 (1.31%) SAP PI
11 26 (1.21%) HTML
12 23 (1.07%) SAP Basis
13 20 (0.93%) HTML5
14 18 (0.84%) SAP Fiori
15 16 (0.75%) CSS
16 13 (0.61%) jQuery
17 12 (0.56%) Apache Camel
18 11 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
2 53 (2.48%) FMCG
3 42 (1.96%) Virtual Team
4 39 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 39 (1.82%) Social Media
5 27 (1.26%) e-Learning
6 25 (1.17%) iPad
7 22 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 21 (0.98%) EPoS
8 21 (0.98%) User Experience
9 20 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 20 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (0.75%) Clustering
10 16 (0.75%) Data Centre
11 15 (0.70%) NHS
12 13 (0.61%) Life Science
13 12 (0.56%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.47%) PMI
15 8 (0.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 51 (2.38%) Windows
2 46 (2.15%) Linux
3 40 (1.87%) Unix
4 34 (1.59%) Solaris
5 27 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.093%) AIX
10 2 (0.093%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.047%) CentOS
11 1 (0.047%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.047%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.047%) OS/400
11 1 (0.047%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.047%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (16.31%) Project Management
2 286 (13.36%) CRM
3 283 (13.22%) Migration
4 247 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 237 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 214 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 144 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
8 138 (6.45%) PRINCE2
9 130 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 129 (6.03%) Change Management
11 105 (4.91%) Business Analysis
12 98 (4.58%) Logistics
13 91 (4.25%) ITIL
14 84 (3.93%) Procure-to-Pay
15 82 (3.83%) E-Commerce
16 75 (3.50%) Data Modelling
17 73 (3.41%) SDLC
18 68 (3.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 68 (3.18%) Test Scripting
19 67 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 193 (9.02%) SQL
2 72 (3.36%) Java
3 37 (1.73%) ABAP
3 37 (1.73%) JavaScript
4 35 (1.64%) C#
4 35 (1.64%) T-SQL
5 33 (1.54%) Python
6 28 (1.31%) Perl
7 27 (1.26%) Korn
8 20 (0.93%) C
9 19 (0.89%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.75%) X++
11 11 (0.51%) PHP
12 8 (0.37%) VBA
13 6 (0.28%) VB
14 4 (0.19%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.19%) Ruby
15 3 (0.14%) RPG
15 3 (0.14%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.093%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 142 (6.64%) Degree
2 122 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 85 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.78%) PMI Certification
5 36 (1.68%) PMP
6 27 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (0.98%) ACCA
7 21 (0.98%) ISEB
8 18 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (0.79%) CIMA
9 17 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 14 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.61%) HND
12 12 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.42%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.42%) SAP Certification
14 8 (0.37%) MCSE
15 7 (0.33%) CCIE
15 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.88%) PMO
2 48 (2.24%) QA
3 45 (2.10%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.21%) SLA
5 14 (0.65%) GDPR
6 10 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.33%) COSO
7 7 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.28%) GAAP
9 4 (0.19%) GxP
10 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.093%) IFRS
11 2 (0.093%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.093%) P3O
11 2 (0.093%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.047%) EMIR
12 1 (0.047%) GAMP
12 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 31 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 29 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.12%) Docker
5 14 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.093%) SAP ITS
8 1 (0.047%) Firmware
8 1 (0.047%) NFS
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.047%) vSphere
8 1 (0.047%) Xen
8 1 (0.047%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (1.12%) Ansible
2 21 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.65%) MOM
4 9 (0.42%) SCCM
5 2 (0.093%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.093%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.093%) Puppet
6 1 (0.047%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.047%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.047%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.047%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.047%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.047%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.047%) SCOM
6 1 (0.047%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.047%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.047%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.047%) vMotion
Vendors
1 732 (34.21%) SAP
2 491 (22.94%) Oracle
3 335 (15.65%) Microsoft
4 137 (6.40%) JD Edwards
5 80 (3.74%) Workday
6 41 (1.92%) Infor
6 41 (1.92%) Sage
7 38 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
8 33 (1.54%) Sun
9 31 (1.45%) Veritas
10 29 (1.36%) Ariba
11 24 (1.12%) ATG
12 23 (1.07%) HP
12 23 (1.07%) VMware
13 22 (1.03%) Cisco
14 19 (0.89%) Epicor
15 18 (0.84%) IBM
16 16 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
17 15 (0.70%) Baan
18 14 (0.65%) Hyperion