Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 111 122
Rank change year-on-year -43 +11 +15
Contract jobs citing ERP 1,860 2,077 2,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 2.18% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.57% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,127 1,273 1,457
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.73%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 26
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £23.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.02% -7.84% -15.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.85 £10.25
90th Percentile £56.82 £44.09 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +37.50% -13.73% -12.07%

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 88,714 80,881 92,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.74% 84.94% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,518 52,925 61,090
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,434 2,131 2,294
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +3.79% +12.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.18 £52.38 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -30 1,750 £490 +8.89% 568
UK excluding London -37 1,030 £450 +2.86% 444
London -23 764 £500 +5.26% 156
South East -5 347 £500 +8.70% 100
North of England -11 220 £450 +12.50% 122
Midlands -48 190 £425 -0.58% 88
East of England +9 145 £425 -5.56% 51
West Midlands -13 114 £425 - 52
North West -9 108 £450 +28.57% 73
Yorkshire +1 100 £450 +2.86% 38
East Midlands -56 67 £425 -5.56% 36
South West -32 54 £400 -5.88% 47
Scotland -66 49 £430 -11.79% 24
Wales -7 18 £400 -11.11% 8
North East -22 10 £475 +28.38% 11
Northern Ireland +22 6 £575 +15.00% 4

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 759 (40.81%) Finance
2 523 (28.12%) SAP
3 476 (25.59%) Oracle
4 346 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 258 (13.87%) CRM
6 254 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
7 251 (13.49%) Project Management
8 247 (13.28%) SQL
9 231 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 216 (11.61%) Migration
11 208 (11.18%) Dynamics AX
12 179 (9.62%) Retail
13 159 (8.55%) SAP ERP
14 156 (8.39%) Data Migration
15 151 (8.12%) Oracle Fusion
16 150 (8.06%) SQL Server
17 149 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
18 147 (7.90%) Manufacturing
19 133 (7.15%) Dynamics 365
20 131 (7.04%) Change Management
21 129 (6.94%) Oracle ERP
22 123 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
23 119 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
24 111 (5.97%) Business Analysis
25 105 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
26 96 (5.16%) NetSuite
27 92 (4.95%) Degree
28 91 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
28 91 (4.89%) E-Commerce
29 89 (4.78%) Advertising

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 63 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (0.97%) Apache Spark
3 18 (0.97%) Confluence
4 16 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (0.54%) CMS
5 10 (0.54%) NetWeaver
6 9 (0.48%) Apache
6 9 (0.48%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.32%) JBoss
8 5 (0.27%) Documentum
8 5 (0.27%) Liferay
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPEL
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.27%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
9 4 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.16%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 123 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 46 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
4 40 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.43%) Windchill
7 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.22%) CATIA
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.16%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.054%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 208 (11.18%) Dynamics AX
2 159 (8.55%) SAP ERP
3 129 (6.94%) Oracle ERP
4 96 (5.16%) NetSuite
5 81 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
6 57 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
7 55 (2.96%) Dynamics NAV
8 46 (2.47%) Oracle EBS R12
9 45 (2.42%) Unit4 Business World
10 41 (2.20%) Oracle Payables
11 40 (2.15%) SAP S/4HANA
12 36 (1.94%) Oracle Financials
13 35 (1.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 35 (1.88%) Oracle Receivables
14 31 (1.67%) Oracle Assets
14 31 (1.67%) Sage 200
15 30 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 26 (1.40%) Sage X3
17 23 (1.24%) SAP PSCD
18 21 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 133 (7.15%) Dynamics 365
2 84 (4.52%) SaaS
3 76 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (1.56%) Office 365
6 26 (1.40%) PaaS
7 24 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
8 15 (0.81%) IaaS
9 10 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.54%) FinancialForce
10 9 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 7 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.32%) Boomi
14 4 (0.22%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.22%) Serverless
15 3 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.16%) Oracle CX
15 3 (0.16%) Taleo
16 2 (0.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.81%) Unified Communications
2 14 (0.75%) SMS
3 10 (0.54%) Internet
4 9 (0.48%) Firewall
4 9 (0.48%) VPN
5 8 (0.43%) Skype
6 6 (0.32%) DNS
7 5 (0.27%) Network Security
7 5 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (0.27%) SAN
8 4 (0.22%) HTTP
8 4 (0.22%) Intranet
9 3 (0.16%) IPsec
9 3 (0.16%) LAN
9 3 (0.16%) RFID
9 3 (0.16%) SMTP
9 3 (0.16%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.16%) WAN
10 2 (0.11%) 802.11
10 2 (0.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.49%) SAP HANA
3 53 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (2.58%) Power BI
5 41 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
5 41 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (2.10%) Crystal Reports
6 39 (2.10%) SAP BW
7 36 (1.94%) SAP Data Services
8 35 (1.88%) Big Data
8 35 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
9 33 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.45%) Data Lake
11 26 (1.40%) MySQL
12 25 (1.34%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (1.08%) Hadoop
15 19 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
16 18 (0.97%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 44 (2.37%) JIRA
2 20 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 18 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.70%) Selenium
6 12 (0.65%) JDeveloper
6 12 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (0.48%) Gradle
7 9 (0.48%) JUnit
7 9 (0.48%) Mockito
7 9 (0.48%) Spock
7 9 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.43%) LSMW
8 8 (0.43%) Toad
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.27%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.27%) SonarQube
10 5 (0.27%) Subversion
11 4 (0.22%) MorphX
General
1 759 (40.81%) Finance
2 179 (9.62%) Retail
3 147 (7.90%) Manufacturing
4 89 (4.78%) Advertising
5 60 (3.23%) General Ledger
6 59 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 55 (2.96%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.72%) Back Office
9 31 (1.67%) Billing
10 22 (1.18%) Banking
11 18 (0.97%) Marketing
12 15 (0.81%) German Language
13 14 (0.75%) Games
13 14 (0.75%) Legal
13 14 (0.75%) Local Government
14 12 (0.65%) Automotive
15 10 (0.54%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.48%) French Language
17 8 (0.43%) Law
17 8 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 359 (19.30%) Analyst
2 330 (17.74%) Consultant
3 265 (14.25%) Project Manager
4 224 (12.04%) Architect
5 162 (8.71%) Business Analyst
6 155 (8.33%) ERP Manager
7 139 (7.47%) Solutions Architect
8 132 (7.10%) Developer
9 89 (4.78%) ERP Project Manager
10 83 (4.46%) SAP Consultant
11 67 (3.60%) ERP Analyst
12 60 (3.23%) ERP Architect
13 52 (2.80%) Functional Consultant
14 49 (2.63%) Data Analyst
14 49 (2.63%) Oracle Consultant
14 49 (2.63%) SAP Manager
15 44 (2.37%) Financial Analyst
16 43 (2.31%) Administrator
17 41 (2.20%) Programme Manager
18 40 (2.15%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (8.12%) Oracle Fusion
2 78 (4.19%) .NET
3 56 (3.01%) XML
4 50 (2.69%) Web Services
5 43 (2.31%) Middleware
6 39 (2.10%) RESTful
7 35 (1.88%) REST
8 32 (1.72%) HTML
9 31 (1.67%) SOAP
10 24 (1.29%) EDI
11 22 (1.18%) CSS
12 20 (1.08%) ASP.NET
12 20 (1.08%) SAP XI
13 19 (1.02%) WSDL
14 16 (0.86%) Spring
15 15 (0.81%) .NET Framework
16 14 (0.75%) JSON
17 12 (0.65%) J2EE
17 12 (0.65%) SAML
17 12 (0.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 119 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 52 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (1.34%) FMCG
6 24 (1.29%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.24%) AS400
7 23 (1.24%) Data Structures
8 21 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (0.91%) User Experience
10 15 (0.81%) Data Centre
11 13 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
11 13 (0.70%) Social Media
12 12 (0.65%) Driving Licence
12 12 (0.65%) e-Learning
13 9 (0.48%) iPad
14 8 (0.43%) Fintech
14 8 (0.43%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (2.15%) Windows
2 16 (0.86%) Windows Server
3 14 (0.75%) Linux
4 10 (0.54%) Unix
5 5 (0.27%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.16%) CentOS
6 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.16%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.11%) Fedora
7 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.054%) AIX
8 1 (0.054%) Android
8 1 (0.054%) HPUX
8 1 (0.054%) Solaris
8 1 (0.054%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (13.87%) CRM
2 254 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (13.49%) Project Management
4 231 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 216 (11.61%) Migration
6 156 (8.39%) Data Migration
7 149 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
8 131 (7.04%) Change Management
9 111 (5.97%) Business Analysis
10 105 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (4.89%) E-Commerce
11 91 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 88 (4.73%) Logistics
13 87 (4.68%) PRINCE2
14 78 (4.19%) Analytics
15 67 (3.60%) ITIL
15 67 (3.60%) Procure-to-Pay
16 66 (3.55%) Scrum
17 61 (3.28%) Business Transformation
18 54 (2.90%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 247 (13.28%) SQL
2 60 (3.23%) Java
3 59 (3.17%) C#
4 56 (3.01%) JavaScript
5 41 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 25 (1.34%) PL/SQL
7 23 (1.24%) Python
7 23 (1.24%) VBA
8 21 (1.13%) PHP
9 14 (0.75%) X++
10 13 (0.70%) C
11 11 (0.59%) ABAP
11 11 (0.59%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.27%) C++
14 4 (0.22%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.22%) XQuery
15 3 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.16%) Ruby
15 3 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 92 (4.95%) Degree
2 63 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.10%) PMP
5 27 (1.45%) PMI Certification
6 22 (1.18%) ACCA
7 19 (1.02%) CCA
8 16 (0.86%) CIMA
9 15 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
10 13 (0.70%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.54%) ISEB
11 10 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.38%) HNC
13 7 (0.38%) HND
14 6 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.27%) AAT
15 5 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.66%) PMO
2 58 (3.12%) QA
3 52 (2.80%) Data Quality
4 23 (1.24%) GDPR
5 21 (1.13%) SLA
6 19 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.81%) COBIT
8 12 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.59%) ISO 14001
10 7 (0.38%) IFRS
11 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.27%) GAAP
12 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.22%) GxP
14 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.11%) GAMP
14 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.054%) SEPA
15 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.54%) Docker
3 7 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.16%) NFS
4 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.16%) vSphere
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.054%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.054%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.054%) Firmware
6 1 (0.054%) HDFS
6 1 (0.054%) Xen
6 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (0.81%) HP ALM
2 11 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 10 (0.54%) Ansible
4 5 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.22%) MOM
5 4 (0.22%) WMI
6 2 (0.11%) Nagios
6 2 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.054%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.054%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.054%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.054%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.054%) Opsview
7 1 (0.054%) Puppet
7 1 (0.054%) SCCM
7 1 (0.054%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.054%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.054%) Terraform
7 1 (0.054%) vMotion
Vendors
1 523 (28.12%) SAP
2 476 (25.59%) Oracle
3 346 (18.60%) Microsoft
4 85 (4.57%) JD Edwards
5 83 (4.46%) Sage
6 57 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (2.74%) Workday
8 32 (1.72%) Infor
9 31 (1.67%) IFS
10 29 (1.56%) Epicor
11 22 (1.18%) Hyperion
11 22 (1.18%) webMethods
12 19 (1.02%) HP
12 19 (1.02%) JDA
13 18 (0.97%) Kronos
14 14 (0.75%) Ariba
14 14 (0.75%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.70%) RedPrairie
16 12 (0.65%) Tableau
17 11 (0.59%) hybris