Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 118 156
Rank change year-on-year +16 +38 -44
Contract jobs citing ERP 904 1,981 1,885
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.28% 2.13% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.45% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 1,260 1,157
Median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 44
Median hourly rate £34.75 £27.00 £27.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.70% -1.19% +9.30%
10th Percentile £22.70 £12.50 £14.85
90th Percentile £61.50 £61.50 £56.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.68 £27.50
% change year-on-year +17.92% +7.93% +17.12%

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 34,134 80,937 90,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.93% 86.99% 86.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,424 53,277 59,519
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,187 2,289 2,459
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.66 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.79% +14.70% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +20.00% -20.00%

ERP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ERP in the UK

ERP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ERP.

Daily rate trend for ERP in the UK

ERP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ERP over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ERP in the UK

ERP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ERP.

Hourly rate trend for ERP in the UK

ERP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing ERP over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for ERP in the UK

ERP
Top 17 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 15 July 2020. 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 +14 795 £500 - 213
UK excluding London +24 499 £480 +1.05% 204
London -6 313 £531 +1.14% 44
South East +53 212 £500 - 45
North of England +15 98 £450 +2.27% 41
Work from Home +10 75 £475 +8.57% 42
Midlands +2 64 £481 +6.94% 38
North West +18 52 £450 -4.76% 30
East of England -8 44 £545 +17.20% 20
South West +58 41 £475 +11.76% 25
Yorkshire +18 41 £413 -2.94% 11
East Midlands +32 32 £450 +5.88% 15
West Midlands +18 31 £494 +3.95% 23
Scotland +21 27 £488 +6.56% 11
Wales +30 10 £600 +20.00% 13
North East +35 5 £588 +30.56%
Northern Ireland +23 3 £350 - 12

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ERP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for ERP.

1 370 (40.93%) Finance
2 329 (36.39%) Oracle
3 227 (25.11%) SAP
4 159 (17.59%) SQL
5 149 (16.48%) Migration
6 143 (15.82%) Microsoft
7 134 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
8 123 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
9 120 (13.27%) Security Cleared
10 114 (12.61%) Dynamics 365
11 111 (12.28%) SC Cleared
12 106 (11.73%) Oracle ERP
13 103 (11.39%) Azure
14 102 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 101 (11.17%) CRM
16 100 (11.06%) Oracle Fusion
17 89 (9.85%) Project Management
18 83 (9.18%) SaaS
19 80 (8.85%) Data Migration
20 74 (8.19%) Manufacturing
20 74 (8.19%) Web Services
21 73 (8.08%) Public Sector
22 72 (7.96%) User Acceptance Testing
23 70 (7.74%) PL/SQL
24 67 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
25 66 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
26 60 (6.64%) XML
26 60 (6.64%) Project Delivery
27 58 (6.42%) NetSuite
28 56 (6.19%) SAP ERP

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 36 (3.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 24 (2.65%) WebLogic
3 18 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.66%) Apache
4 15 (1.66%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.77%) CMS
5 7 (0.77%) Confluence
5 7 (0.77%) NetWeaver
5 7 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (0.55%) SAP EP
8 3 (0.33%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.11%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.11%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 41 (4.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.88%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.33%) InDesign
6 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 106 (11.73%) Oracle ERP
2 67 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
3 58 (6.42%) NetSuite
4 56 (6.19%) SAP ERP
5 54 (5.97%) Oracle Payables
6 53 (5.86%) Oracle EBS
7 51 (5.64%) Oracle Receivables
8 45 (4.98%) SAP S/4HANA
9 33 (3.65%) Oracle Cash Management
10 32 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
11 31 (3.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 29 (3.21%) Oracle EBS R12
12 29 (3.21%) Oracle General Ledger
13 20 (2.21%) Oracle Financials
14 18 (1.99%) Dynamics NAV
15 14 (1.55%) Oracle Assets
16 11 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
17 9 (1.00%) SAP PSCD
18 8 (0.88%) Magento
19 6 (0.66%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 114 (12.61%) Dynamics 365
2 103 (11.39%) Azure
3 83 (9.18%) SaaS
4 49 (5.42%) Power Platform
5 34 (3.76%) AWS
5 34 (3.76%) PaaS
6 19 (2.10%) Office 365
7 18 (1.99%) PowerApps
8 17 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
9 15 (1.66%) SuccessFactors
10 13 (1.44%) Power Automate
11 9 (1.00%) Logic Apps
12 7 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.66%) Oracle CX
14 5 (0.55%) Boomi
14 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.55%) GCP
14 5 (0.55%) IaaS
14 5 (0.55%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.44%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.88%) DNS
2 5 (0.55%) DHCP
3 4 (0.44%) LAN
3 4 (0.44%) Skype
3 4 (0.44%) WAN
4 3 (0.33%) SAN
5 2 (0.22%) Network Security
5 2 (0.22%) SMS
5 2 (0.22%) SMTP
5 2 (0.22%) SNMP
5 2 (0.22%) VLAN
5 2 (0.22%) VPN
6 1 (0.11%) HTTP
6 1 (0.11%) Internet
6 1 (0.11%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) VoIP
6 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (4.98%) Power BI
2 41 (4.54%) Oracle Reports
2 41 (4.54%) SQL Server
3 31 (3.43%) Oracle Database
4 29 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
5 19 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (1.88%) Essbase
6 17 (1.88%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
7 14 (1.55%) Oracle Smart View
8 13 (1.44%) Big Data
9 12 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 11 (1.22%) Data Mining
10 11 (1.22%) SAP BW
11 10 (1.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 10 (1.11%) SAP HANA
12 9 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
12 9 (1.00%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 34 (3.76%) JIRA
2 23 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.43%) Postman
4 21 (2.32%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.32%) SoapUI
5 16 (1.77%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (1.11%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.55%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.55%) Selenium
10 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.33%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.22%) Ant
11 2 (0.22%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.22%) Mocha
11 2 (0.22%) PROIV
11 2 (0.22%) TestLink
11 2 (0.22%) Zephyr
General
1 370 (40.93%) Finance
2 74 (8.19%) Manufacturing
3 73 (8.08%) Public Sector
4 50 (5.53%) Retail
5 49 (5.42%) General Ledger
6 19 (2.10%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.99%) Advertising
7 18 (1.99%) Back Office
8 17 (1.88%) Marketing
9 16 (1.77%) Billing
10 14 (1.55%) Law
10 14 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.22%) Banking
11 11 (1.22%) Local Government
12 10 (1.11%) Legal
13 6 (0.66%) German Language
13 6 (0.66%) Publishing
14 4 (0.44%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 150 (16.59%) Analyst
2 129 (14.27%) Consultant
3 117 (12.94%) Developer
4 101 (11.17%) Architect
5 79 (8.74%) Project Manager
6 76 (8.41%) Business Analyst
7 41 (4.54%) ERP Analyst
8 39 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
9 34 (3.76%) ERP Manager
10 33 (3.65%) Financial Analyst
11 31 (3.43%) ERP Business Analyst
11 31 (3.43%) SAP Consultant
12 29 (3.21%) Oracle Consultant
13 28 (3.10%) SAP Architect
14 25 (2.77%) Finance Business Analyst
14 25 (2.77%) Oracle Analyst
14 25 (2.77%) Oracle Developer
15 24 (2.65%) Data Analyst
16 20 (2.21%) IT Manager
17 18 (1.99%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (11.06%) Oracle Fusion
2 74 (8.19%) Web Services
3 60 (6.64%) XML
4 45 (4.98%) SOAP
5 42 (4.65%) HTML
6 37 (4.09%) REST
7 36 (3.98%) JSON
8 35 (3.87%) CSS
9 33 (3.65%) XSLT
10 28 (3.10%) .NET
11 22 (2.43%) Middleware
12 15 (1.66%) SAP Fiori
13 14 (1.55%) jQuery
14 13 (1.44%) RESTful
15 10 (1.11%) ASP.NET
15 10 (1.11%) EDI
16 7 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 6 (0.66%) HTML5
17 6 (0.66%) SAP PI
17 6 (0.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (1.66%) e-Learning
6 12 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.33%) User Experience
7 9 (1.00%) FMCG
8 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
9 7 (0.77%) Robotics
9 7 (0.77%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (0.66%) LIMS
10 6 (0.66%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.55%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.55%) Learning Management System
12 4 (0.44%) Life Science
13 3 (0.33%) EPoS
13 3 (0.33%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (0.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (3.54%) Windows
2 23 (2.54%) Linux
3 7 (0.77%) Unix
4 4 (0.44%) AIX
4 4 (0.44%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.33%) VMS
5 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (16.48%) Migration
2 134 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
4 102 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 101 (11.17%) CRM
6 89 (9.85%) Project Management
7 80 (8.85%) Data Migration
8 72 (7.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 60 (6.64%) Project Delivery
10 56 (6.19%) Analytics
10 56 (6.19%) DevOps
11 55 (6.08%) Unit Testing
12 54 (5.97%) Change Management
13 51 (5.64%) Data Modelling
14 50 (5.53%) Requirements Gathering
15 46 (5.09%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (5.09%) Procure-to-Pay
16 43 (4.76%) ETL
17 42 (4.65%) SOA
18 38 (4.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 159 (17.59%) SQL
2 70 (7.74%) PL/SQL
3 47 (5.20%) JavaScript
4 42 (4.65%) Java
5 28 (3.10%) C#
6 23 (2.54%) Shell Script
7 21 (2.32%) Python
8 17 (1.88%) ABAP
9 12 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.22%) VB
11 9 (1.00%) PHP
12 7 (0.77%) R
13 6 (0.66%) C
13 6 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.55%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.55%) XQuery
15 3 (0.33%) VB6
15 3 (0.33%) XAML
16 2 (0.22%) AWK
Qualifications
1 120 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 111 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 26 (2.88%) Degree
4 18 (1.99%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.66%) CIMA
6 14 (1.55%) ACCA
7 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.11%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.77%) PMP
10 6 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.55%) APMG
11 5 (0.55%) CCA
12 4 (0.44%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.44%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.33%) CISA
13 3 (0.33%) CIW
13 3 (0.33%) SAP Certification
13 3 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.33%) VCP6
13 3 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.43%) QA
2 30 (3.32%) Data Quality
3 25 (2.77%) PMO
4 17 (1.88%) SLA
5 10 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.77%) GDPR
7 6 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.66%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.55%) PSD2
9 2 (0.22%) GAAP
9 2 (0.22%) IFRS
9 2 (0.22%) NIST
9 2 (0.22%) RMADS
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) GAMP
10 1 (0.11%) GPG13
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 15 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.55%) Docker
4 2 (0.22%) NFS
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.55%) Kubernetes
1 5 (0.55%) RSA Archer
2 4 (0.44%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.44%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.22%) Ansible
3 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (0.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 329 (36.39%) Oracle
2 227 (25.11%) SAP
3 143 (15.82%) Microsoft
4 30 (3.32%) JD Edwards
5 28 (3.10%) Workday
6 25 (2.77%) IFS
7 24 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (2.32%) Ariba
9 20 (2.21%) Infor
10 17 (1.88%) Adobe
11 14 (1.55%) Sage
12 11 (1.22%) Informatica
13 10 (1.11%) Concur
14 9 (1.00%) HP
14 9 (1.00%) Hyperion
15 8 (0.88%) Nintex
16 7 (0.77%) Dell
16 7 (0.77%) Google
16 7 (0.77%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.77%) VMware