Period
to 23 January 2018

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 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 113 135
Rank change year-on-year -18 +22 +5
Contract jobs citing ERP 1,979 2,082 1,942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 2.17% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.59% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,217 1,341 1,197
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.22% +2.27% +0.57%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £628 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +3.49% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 71
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £39.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.66% +15.44% +83.78%
10th Percentile £13.60 £18.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £80.73 £62.00 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -25.33% +15.38% +42.86%

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 85,004 80,534 88,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.79% 82.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,901 53,357 57,266
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,993 2,243 2,704
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +1.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.47 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.90% -2.14% +25.00%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

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 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
England -15 1,854 £451 +0.11% 712
UK excluding London -8 1,123 £445 +3.49% 548
London -23 742 £488 +8.33% 197
South East -12 383 £450 - 133
Midlands +1 250 £425 +6.25% 119
North of England +28 239 £463 +5.71% 139
North West +2 131 £525 +20.00% 84
East Midlands +2 124 £400 - 46
West Midlands +13 115 £440 +16.40% 73
East of England +7 112 £425 -5.56% 66
Yorkshire -7 81 £425 - 44
South West -30 67 £400 - 51
Scotland -13 55 £435 +17.57% 25
North East +56 22 £400 -27.27% 11
Wales +10 10 £500 +33.33% 13
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 690 (34.87%) Finance
2 599 (30.27%) SAP
3 448 (22.64%) Oracle
4 333 (16.83%) Microsoft
5 300 (15.16%) Project Management
6 279 (14.10%) CRM
7 267 (13.49%) Dynamics AX
8 260 (13.14%) Migration
9 259 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
10 230 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 201 (10.16%) SQL
12 192 (9.70%) Manufacturing
13 186 (9.40%) Data Migration
14 177 (8.94%) Retail
15 164 (8.29%) SAP ERP
16 160 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
17 152 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
18 140 (7.07%) PRINCE2
19 139 (7.02%) Dynamics 365
20 129 (6.52%) JD Edwards
21 122 (6.16%) Change Management
22 121 (6.11%) Degree
23 117 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
24 111 (5.61%) Logistics
25 108 (5.46%) Oracle ERP
26 106 (5.36%) Business Analysis
27 102 (5.15%) NetSuite
28 98 (4.95%) Java
29 94 (4.75%) SQL Server
29 94 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM

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 45 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 34 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 32 (1.62%) Confluence
4 21 (1.06%) NetWeaver
5 18 (0.91%) CMS
6 14 (0.71%) Mule
7 11 (0.56%) SAP Portal
8 8 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.30%) Mule ESB
10 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.25%) JBoss
11 5 (0.25%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.25%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.20%) Apache
13 3 (0.15%) IIS
13 3 (0.15%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 92 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 47 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
4 46 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
5 35 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.20%) Windchill
8 1 (0.051%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.051%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.051%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 267 (13.49%) Dynamics AX
2 164 (8.29%) SAP ERP
3 108 (5.46%) Oracle ERP
4 102 (5.15%) NetSuite
5 94 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 67 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
7 63 (3.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 42 (2.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 42 (2.12%) SAP MM
9 39 (1.97%) Dynamics NAV
10 34 (1.72%) SAP S/4HANA
11 30 (1.52%) SAP SD
12 29 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
13 27 (1.36%) SAP FI
14 26 (1.31%) Payment Gateway
15 24 (1.21%) SAP CO
16 23 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
17 21 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
18 19 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
18 19 (0.96%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 139 (7.02%) Dynamics 365
2 53 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (2.58%) SaaS
4 27 (1.36%) Office 365
5 25 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (0.96%) FinancialForce
7 16 (0.81%) IaaS
8 15 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
9 12 (0.61%) PaaS
10 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.25%) Boomi
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 5 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 4 (0.20%) Taleo
13 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.15%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle CX
14 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.01%) Unified Communications
2 17 (0.86%) WAN
3 16 (0.81%) LAN
4 15 (0.76%) Internet
4 15 (0.76%) SMS
5 10 (0.51%) Firewall
6 9 (0.45%) Skype
6 9 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.40%) AMQP
8 7 (0.35%) 3G
8 7 (0.35%) 4G
8 7 (0.35%) 5G
8 7 (0.35%) Bluetooth
8 7 (0.35%) RFID
8 7 (0.35%) ZigBee
8 7 (0.35%) Z-Wave
9 6 (0.30%) Intranet
9 6 (0.30%) SSL
10 5 (0.25%) DNS
10 5 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (2.32%) SAP BW
4 43 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
5 33 (1.67%) SAP HANA
6 26 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (1.21%) Endeca
7 24 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 23 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 21 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 20 (1.01%) Big Data
10 20 (1.01%) SAP Data Services
11 15 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
11 15 (0.76%) Power BI
12 13 (0.66%) Data Lake
12 13 (0.66%) MySQL
13 12 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
13 12 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 66 (3.34%) JIRA
2 39 (1.97%) Git (software)
3 30 (1.52%) Selenium
4 28 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 26 (1.31%) JUnit
5 26 (1.31%) Mockito
5 26 (1.31%) Spock
6 25 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (1.21%) Gradle
8 21 (1.06%) Visual Studio
9 17 (0.86%) LSMW
10 9 (0.45%) MorphX
11 8 (0.40%) Subversion
12 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.20%) Rational Rose
13 4 (0.20%) TestDirector
13 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.10%) ERwin
14 2 (0.10%) PowerBuilder
14 2 (0.10%) ProC
General
1 690 (34.87%) Finance
2 192 (9.70%) Manufacturing
3 177 (8.94%) Retail
4 63 (3.18%) Advertising
5 50 (2.53%) Marketing
6 48 (2.43%) Back Office
7 45 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 44 (2.22%) Telecoms
9 39 (1.97%) Banking
10 31 (1.57%) General Ledger
11 29 (1.47%) Billing
12 28 (1.41%) Legal
13 19 (0.96%) Automotive
14 15 (0.76%) Local Government
15 14 (0.71%) German Language
16 13 (0.66%) Electronics
17 12 (0.61%) Military
17 12 (0.61%) Publishing
18 11 (0.56%) Aerospace
19 9 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 438 (22.13%) Analyst
2 356 (17.99%) Consultant
3 275 (13.90%) Project Manager
4 239 (12.08%) Business Analyst
5 210 (10.61%) Architect
6 175 (8.84%) Developer
7 155 (7.83%) ERP Manager
8 120 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
9 109 (5.51%) SAP Consultant
10 90 (4.55%) ERP Analyst
11 89 (4.50%) ERP Project Manager
12 69 (3.49%) Dynamics AX Consultant
13 67 (3.39%) Functional Consultant
14 61 (3.08%) SAP Manager
15 56 (2.83%) ERP Business Analyst
16 54 (2.73%) Programme Manager
17 49 (2.48%) SAP Analyst
17 49 (2.48%) SAP Architect
18 48 (2.43%) Financial Analyst
19 42 (2.12%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (3.99%) Middleware
2 74 (3.74%) Oracle Fusion
3 61 (3.08%) Web Services
4 52 (2.63%) .NET
5 47 (2.37%) RESTful
6 40 (2.02%) XML
7 38 (1.92%) J2EE
8 37 (1.87%) Spring
9 35 (1.77%) SOAP
10 29 (1.47%) HTML
11 27 (1.36%) EDI
12 26 (1.31%) REST
13 21 (1.06%) SAP PI
14 20 (1.01%) CSS
15 19 (0.96%) Apache Camel
15 19 (0.96%) SAP Fiori
16 16 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
17 14 (0.71%) WSDL
18 12 (0.61%) SAP XI
19 11 (0.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 152 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (2.73%) Virtual Team
3 43 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 34 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (1.72%) FMCG
5 28 (1.41%) Social Media
6 25 (1.26%) Data Structures
7 24 (1.21%) e-Learning
7 24 (1.21%) iPad
8 22 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (1.06%) User Experience
10 20 (1.01%) Computer Science
11 17 (0.86%) Data Centre
12 13 (0.66%) EPoS
13 11 (0.56%) Clustering
13 11 (0.56%) Life Science
14 10 (0.51%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.45%) Mainframe
15 9 (0.45%) PKI
16 7 (0.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 35 (1.77%) Windows
2 21 (1.06%) Linux
3 20 (1.01%) Unix
4 13 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.51%) Solaris
6 8 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.10%) AIX
9 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.051%) Android
10 1 (0.051%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.051%) OS/400
10 1 (0.051%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.051%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (15.16%) Project Management
2 279 (14.10%) CRM
3 260 (13.14%) Migration
4 259 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
5 230 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 186 (9.40%) Data Migration
7 160 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
8 140 (7.07%) PRINCE2
9 122 (6.16%) Change Management
10 117 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 111 (5.61%) Logistics
12 106 (5.36%) Business Analysis
13 85 (4.30%) ITIL
14 78 (3.94%) E-Commerce
15 77 (3.89%) Procure-to-Pay
16 76 (3.84%) Programme Management
17 69 (3.49%) SDLC
18 68 (3.44%) Analytics
18 68 (3.44%) ETL
18 68 (3.44%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 201 (10.16%) SQL
2 98 (4.95%) Java
3 38 (1.92%) ABAP
4 36 (1.82%) C#
5 35 (1.77%) JavaScript
6 26 (1.31%) T-SQL
7 23 (1.16%) C
8 21 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 21 (1.06%) Python
9 18 (0.91%) X++
10 15 (0.76%) RPG
11 14 (0.71%) PHP
12 10 (0.51%) VBA
13 9 (0.45%) VB
14 8 (0.40%) Korn
14 8 (0.40%) Perl
14 8 (0.40%) PowerShell
14 8 (0.40%) RPG IV
15 4 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 121 (6.11%) Degree
2 92 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 72 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.62%) PMP
5 30 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 29 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 20 (1.01%) ISEB
8 19 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 18 (0.91%) ACCA
10 14 (0.71%) CIMA
11 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.45%) APMP
13 9 (0.45%) DV Cleared
13 9 (0.45%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (0.40%) MCSE
15 7 (0.35%) CCIE
15 7 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.49%) PMO
2 37 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.57%) QA
4 20 (1.01%) GDPR
4 20 (1.01%) SLA
5 18 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.35%) COSO
8 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.15%) GAAP
9 3 (0.15%) GxP
10 2 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.10%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) IFRS
10 2 (0.10%) P3O
11 1 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.051%) EMIR
11 1 (0.051%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.051%) MiFID
11 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (1.21%) Docker
2 18 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.10%) Ceph
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.051%) Firmware
7 1 (0.051%) NFS
7 1 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.051%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (1.21%) Ansible
2 15 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.56%) MOM
4 6 (0.30%) FlexNet
5 3 (0.15%) SCCM
5 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.051%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.051%) SCOM
7 1 (0.051%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.051%) vMotion
7 1 (0.051%) WSUS
Vendors
1 599 (30.27%) SAP
2 448 (22.64%) Oracle
3 333 (16.83%) Microsoft
4 129 (6.52%) JD Edwards
5 63 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
6 59 (2.98%) Workday
7 56 (2.83%) Infor
8 55 (2.78%) Sage
9 26 (1.31%) ATG
10 22 (1.11%) Ariba
10 22 (1.11%) Epicor
11 18 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
12 17 (0.86%) IFS
12 17 (0.86%) VMware
13 15 (0.76%) IBM
14 13 (0.66%) Pegasus
14 13 (0.66%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 12 (0.61%) Baan
15 12 (0.61%) Cisco
15 12 (0.61%) HP