Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 119 126
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing ERP 2135 2247 2104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 2.12% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.53% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1483 1283
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +4.35%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +11.04% -4.65% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 68
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £27.19 £33.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -19.61% +50.31%
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.98 £47.80 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £26.88 £32.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% -16.67% +41.76%

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 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
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 £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -2 1989 £460 +5.14% 223
UK excluding London +5 1225 £450 +11.04% 175
London -16 774 £475 +5.56% 59
South East +6 383 £469 +4.17% 41
Midlands +19 315 £425 +13.33% 34
North of England +3 230 £450 +12.50% 46
East Midlands +3 163 £413 +3.13% 11
West Midlands +26 144 £450 +20.00% 21
East of England -15 131 £450 -3.23% 26
North West -25 128 £500 +25.00% 23
South West -31 77 £400 -5.88% 16
Scotland +12 74 £425 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire +6 73 £425 +10.03% 20
North East +84 26 £413 -8.33% 3
Wales +4 8 £500 +33.33% 3
Northern Ireland -42 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 715 (33.49%) Finance
2 684 (32.04%) SAP
3 487 (22.81%) Oracle
4 342 (16.02%) Project Management
5 340 (15.93%) Microsoft
6 292 (13.68%) CRM
7 284 (13.30%) Migration
8 252 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
9 246 (11.52%) Dynamics AX
10 237 (11.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 218 (10.21%) SAP ERP
12 207 (9.70%) Manufacturing
13 206 (9.65%) Data Migration
14 203 (9.51%) SQL
15 197 (9.23%) Retail
16 170 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
17 158 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
18 145 (6.79%) PRINCE2
19 137 (6.42%) JD Edwards
19 137 (6.42%) Degree
20 127 (5.95%) Change Management
21 124 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
22 121 (5.67%) Security Cleared
23 115 (5.39%) Oracle ERP
24 113 (5.29%) Dynamics 365
25 112 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
26 105 (4.92%) SQL Server
27 103 (4.82%) ITIL
27 103 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
28 97 (4.54%) Business Analysis

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 52 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 34 (1.59%) Confluence
4 22 (1.03%) NetWeaver
5 18 (0.84%) CMS
6 16 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (0.52%) Mule
7 11 (0.52%) SAP Portal
8 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.33%) IIS
10 7 (0.33%) Mule ESB
11 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.23%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.23%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.19%) Apache
12 4 (0.19%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 112 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 43 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (1.97%) 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
9 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 246 (11.52%) Dynamics AX
2 218 (10.21%) SAP ERP
3 115 (5.39%) Oracle ERP
4 103 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 75 (3.51%) NetSuite
6 64 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
7 63 (2.95%) Unit4 Business World
8 50 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
9 41 (1.92%) SAP FI
10 40 (1.87%) SAP MM
11 38 (1.78%) Oracle Receivables
11 38 (1.78%) SAP S/4HANA
12 37 (1.73%) SAP CO
12 37 (1.73%) SAP FI/CO
13 34 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
14 29 (1.36%) SAP SD
15 25 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
15 25 (1.17%) Payment Gateway
16 23 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
17 20 (0.94%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 113 (5.29%) Dynamics 365
2 62 (2.90%) SaaS
3 50 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.03%) Office 365
5 21 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
7 15 (0.70%) IaaS
8 12 (0.56%) FinancialForce
9 9 (0.42%) PaaS
10 7 (0.33%) Taleo
11 5 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.19%) Boomi
12 4 (0.19%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.14%) GitHub
13 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 2 (0.094%) Serverless
14 2 (0.094%) Yammer
15 1 (0.047%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.047%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.17%) WAN
2 24 (1.12%) LAN
2 24 (1.12%) Unified Communications
3 18 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (0.80%) SMS
5 13 (0.61%) 3G
5 13 (0.61%) 4G
5 13 (0.61%) 5G
5 13 (0.61%) Bluetooth
5 13 (0.61%) RFID
5 13 (0.61%) ZigBee
5 13 (0.61%) Z-Wave
6 10 (0.47%) Hyperconnected
7 9 (0.42%) LDAP
7 9 (0.42%) Skype
8 8 (0.37%) AMQP
8 8 (0.37%) Firewall
9 7 (0.33%) DNS
9 7 (0.33%) Intranet
10 6 (0.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (2.06%) SAP BW
5 29 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
5 29 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 27 (1.26%) Endeca
7 26 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (1.17%) SAP HANA
9 20 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
10 19 (0.89%) Big Data
10 19 (0.89%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 17 (0.80%) Oracle Database
12 16 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
13 14 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.56%) Power BI
16 10 (0.47%) EDRMS
17 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 71 (3.33%) JIRA
2 39 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 31 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (1.41%) Selenium
5 29 (1.36%) Jenkins
6 27 (1.26%) JUnit
6 27 (1.26%) Mockito
6 27 (1.26%) Spock
7 25 (1.17%) Gradle
8 22 (1.03%) LSMW
9 13 (0.61%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.37%) Subversion
11 6 (0.28%) MorphX
11 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (0.23%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.19%) TestDirector
14 3 (0.14%) ERwin
15 2 (0.094%) ProC
General
1 715 (33.49%) Finance
2 207 (9.70%) Manufacturing
3 197 (9.23%) Retail
4 62 (2.90%) Advertising
5 60 (2.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 46 (2.15%) Banking
7 44 (2.06%) Marketing
8 43 (2.01%) Back Office
9 38 (1.78%) Billing
10 36 (1.69%) General Ledger
11 33 (1.55%) Legal
12 31 (1.45%) Telecoms
13 28 (1.31%) Automotive
14 18 (0.84%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.80%) Local Government
15 17 (0.80%) Publishing
16 10 (0.47%) Electronics
16 10 (0.47%) German Language
17 9 (0.42%) Law
18 8 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 472 (22.11%) Analyst
2 366 (17.14%) Consultant
3 303 (14.19%) Project Manager
4 249 (11.66%) Business Analyst
5 228 (10.68%) Architect
6 169 (7.92%) Developer
7 160 (7.49%) ERP Manager
8 127 (5.95%) SAP Consultant
9 119 (5.57%) Solutions Architect
10 94 (4.40%) ERP Analyst
11 92 (4.31%) ERP Project Manager
12 75 (3.51%) SAP Manager
13 73 (3.42%) Functional Consultant
14 66 (3.09%) Programme Manager
15 63 (2.95%) ERP Business Analyst
16 56 (2.62%) Financial Analyst
16 56 (2.62%) IT Manager
17 51 (2.39%) SAP Architect
18 49 (2.30%) Dynamics AX Consultant
18 49 (2.30%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.51%) Middleware
2 74 (3.47%) Oracle Fusion
3 63 (2.95%) Web Services
4 46 (2.15%) SOAP
4 46 (2.15%) XML
5 41 (1.92%) J2EE
6 38 (1.78%) RESTful
7 35 (1.64%) .NET
8 33 (1.55%) REST
8 33 (1.55%) Spring
9 28 (1.31%) SAP PI
10 25 (1.17%) EDI
11 24 (1.12%) HTML
12 20 (0.94%) SAP Basis
12 20 (0.94%) SAP Fiori
13 18 (0.84%) HTML5
14 16 (0.75%) CSS
15 15 (0.70%) Apache Camel
16 13 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
17 9 (0.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 170 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (2.01%) Virtual Team
4 42 (1.97%) FMCG
4 42 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 40 (1.87%) Social Media
6 27 (1.26%) Data Structures
7 26 (1.22%) iPad
8 25 (1.17%) e-Learning
9 23 (1.08%) User Experience
10 20 (0.94%) Computer Science
10 20 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (0.84%) EPoS
12 16 (0.75%) Data Centre
13 15 (0.70%) Clustering
14 13 (0.61%) Life Science
14 13 (0.61%) NHS
15 12 (0.56%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.47%) PMI
17 8 (0.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 47 (2.20%) Windows
2 42 (1.97%) Linux
3 39 (1.83%) Unix
4 32 (1.50%) Solaris
5 24 (1.12%) Windows Server
6 14 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.33%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.094%) AIX
11 2 (0.094%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.047%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.047%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.047%) OS/400
12 1 (0.047%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.047%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (16.02%) Project Management
2 292 (13.68%) CRM
3 284 (13.30%) Migration
4 252 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
5 237 (11.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 206 (9.65%) Data Migration
7 158 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
8 145 (6.79%) PRINCE2
9 127 (5.95%) Change Management
10 124 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 103 (4.82%) ITIL
12 97 (4.54%) Business Analysis
12 97 (4.54%) Logistics
13 87 (4.07%) E-Commerce
14 86 (4.03%) Procure-to-Pay
15 74 (3.47%) ETL
16 72 (3.37%) Data Modelling
17 71 (3.33%) Data Management
18 70 (3.28%) Test Scripting
19 69 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 203 (9.51%) SQL
2 83 (3.89%) Java
3 39 (1.83%) C#
4 38 (1.78%) ABAP
5 34 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 33 (1.55%) Python
6 33 (1.55%) T-SQL
7 27 (1.26%) Korn
7 27 (1.26%) Perl
8 22 (1.03%) PL/SQL
9 21 (0.98%) C
10 17 (0.80%) X++
11 10 (0.47%) PHP
12 9 (0.42%) VBA
13 5 (0.23%) VB
14 4 (0.19%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.14%) RPG
15 3 (0.14%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.094%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.094%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 137 (6.42%) Degree
2 121 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 91 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.55%) PMI Certification
5 31 (1.45%) PMP
6 29 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 22 (1.03%) ACCA
7 22 (1.03%) ISEB
7 22 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 18 (0.84%) CIMA
9 17 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.61%) HND
11 12 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.42%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.42%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.42%) SAP Certification
13 8 (0.37%) MCSE
13 8 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.75%) PMO
2 48 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 46 (2.15%) QA
4 27 (1.26%) SLA
5 14 (0.66%) GDPR
5 14 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.33%) COSO
6 7 (0.33%) GAAP
7 6 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.19%) GxP
8 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.14%) IFRS
10 2 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.094%) P3O
11 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.047%) EMIR
11 1 (0.047%) GAMP
11 1 (0.047%) GMP
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 29 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 29 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
2 25 (1.17%) Docker
3 19 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.047%) Firmware
7 1 (0.047%) NFS
7 1 (0.047%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.047%) vSphere
7 1 (0.047%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (1.17%) Ansible
2 22 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.47%) MOM
4 8 (0.37%) SCCM
5 5 (0.23%) FlexNet
6 2 (0.094%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.047%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.047%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.047%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.047%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.047%) SCOM
7 1 (0.047%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.047%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.047%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.047%) vMotion
7 1 (0.047%) WSUS
Vendors
1 684 (32.04%) SAP
2 487 (22.81%) Oracle
3 340 (15.93%) Microsoft
4 137 (6.42%) JD Edwards
5 78 (3.65%) Workday
6 48 (2.25%) Sage
7 45 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 44 (2.06%) Infor
9 30 (1.41%) Sun
10 29 (1.36%) Veritas
11 27 (1.26%) Ariba
11 27 (1.26%) ATG
12 24 (1.12%) HP
13 20 (0.94%) Cisco
13 20 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
14 19 (0.89%) VMware
15 18 (0.84%) Epicor
16 17 (0.80%) Baan
16 17 (0.80%) Hyperion
17 16 (0.75%) IBM