Period
to 23 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 141 117
Rank change year-on-year +14 -24 +19
Contract jobs citing ERP 1,997 1,921 2,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 1.89% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.20% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,236 1,189 1,309
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 24
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -4.11% -1.48%
10th Percentile £12.40 £15.50 £20.55
90th Percentile £82.55 £80.73 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% -4.11% -2.67%

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 85,478 87,235 81,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.00% 86.00% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,503 58,164 54,019
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,217 2,129 2,334
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.72% +1.75%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.79 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -5.03% +2.13% -7.83%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

Contractor 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 23 February 2019. 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 +12 1,805 £485 +4.30% 1,084
UK excluding London +7 1,086 £450 - 916
London +4 796 £500 +1.52% 252
South East +4 360 £500 +11.11% 173
North of England -12 224 £425 -10.53% 315
Midlands -12 195 £425 - 171
East of England +20 117 £475 +11.76% 102
North West -9 117 £488 -7.14% 171
West Midlands -19 107 £413 -7.30% 118
Yorkshire -3 86 £400 -5.88% 108
South West -12 84 £381 -10.29% 81
Scotland +31 82 £450 +5.26% 55
East Midlands -7 82 £500 +25.00% 53
North East -3 21 £358 -13.33% 36
Northern Ireland +26 12 £290 -49.57% 5
Wales -5 8 £375 -15.25% 23
Isle of Man - 4 £569 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 714 (35.75%) Finance
2 597 (29.89%) SAP
3 589 (29.49%) Oracle
4 313 (15.67%) Microsoft
5 268 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
6 265 (13.27%) Project Management
7 262 (13.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 260 (13.02%) Migration
9 252 (12.62%) CRM
10 246 (12.32%) SQL
11 204 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
12 188 (9.41%) Oracle ERP
13 170 (8.51%) Retail
14 165 (8.26%) Data Migration
15 164 (8.21%) Dynamics AX
16 152 (7.61%) SAP ERP
16 152 (7.61%) Manufacturing
17 139 (6.96%) User Acceptance Testing
17 139 (6.96%) Dynamics 365
18 138 (6.91%) Security Cleared
19 132 (6.61%) Oracle Fusion
19 132 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
20 125 (6.26%) NetSuite
21 118 (5.91%) Change Management
22 116 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
23 108 (5.41%) Procure-to-Pay
24 106 (5.31%) SQL Server
25 103 (5.16%) SC Cleared
26 100 (5.01%) Microsoft Excel
27 99 (4.96%) SAP S/4HANA

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 62 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.60%) Confluence
3 18 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 17 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (0.55%) NetWeaver
6 9 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (0.45%) CMS
7 8 (0.40%) Documentum
7 8 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.35%) Anypoint
8 7 (0.35%) Liferay
8 7 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.30%) Moodle
9 6 (0.30%) Mule
10 4 (0.20%) Apache
10 4 (0.20%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.20%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.20%) Totara
11 3 (0.15%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 100 (5.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.10%) MicroStation
8 2 (0.10%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.10%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.050%) InDesign
9 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.050%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 188 (9.41%) Oracle ERP
2 164 (8.21%) Dynamics AX
3 152 (7.61%) SAP ERP
4 125 (6.26%) NetSuite
5 99 (4.96%) SAP S/4HANA
6 81 (4.06%) Oracle EBS
7 63 (3.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 62 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
9 56 (2.80%) Dynamics NAV
10 55 (2.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 53 (2.65%) Oracle Payables
12 51 (2.55%) Oracle Receivables
13 46 (2.30%) Oracle General Ledger
14 31 (1.55%) Oracle Cash Management
15 28 (1.40%) Oracle Assets
15 28 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
16 27 (1.35%) SAP MM
17 24 (1.20%) Sage X3
17 24 (1.20%) SAP MDG
18 23 (1.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 139 (6.96%) Dynamics 365
2 89 (4.46%) SaaS
3 70 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (1.65%) Office 365
6 22 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
7 21 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (1.05%) Serverless
8 20 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
9 19 (0.95%) Amazon S3
10 18 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 17 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
11 17 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
11 17 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
11 17 (0.85%) CloudFront
11 17 (0.85%) PaaS
12 16 (0.80%) Boomi
13 12 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.80%) Internet
2 14 (0.70%) Firewall
2 14 (0.70%) HTTP
3 11 (0.55%) Unified Communications
4 8 (0.40%) Intranet
5 7 (0.35%) LAN
5 7 (0.35%) WAN
6 6 (0.30%) MVNO
6 6 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.25%) VPN
8 4 (0.20%) Skype
8 4 (0.20%) SMTP
9 3 (0.15%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.10%) DHCP
10 2 (0.10%) DNS
10 2 (0.10%) FTP
10 2 (0.10%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.10%) MPLS
10 2 (0.10%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.56%) Oracle Reports
2 71 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
5 41 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
7 34 (1.70%) MySQL
7 34 (1.70%) SAP HANA
8 31 (1.55%) Power BI
9 30 (1.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 26 (1.30%) Relational Database
11 23 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
12 22 (1.10%) SAP BW
13 21 (1.05%) Big Data
14 18 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (0.90%) Redis
15 17 (0.85%) Oracle Database
16 15 (0.75%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 73 (3.66%) JIRA
2 41 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.85%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 15 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (0.70%) Subversion
6 12 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
7 11 (0.55%) LSMW
8 9 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.40%) JUnit
9 8 (0.40%) Maven
9 8 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.25%) MorphX
11 5 (0.25%) Selenium
12 3 (0.15%) Grunt
12 3 (0.15%) gulp
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (0.15%) webpack
General
1 714 (35.75%) Finance
2 170 (8.51%) Retail
3 152 (7.61%) Manufacturing
4 50 (2.50%) Advertising
4 50 (2.50%) General Ledger
5 46 (2.30%) Marketing
6 41 (2.05%) Legal
7 39 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 33 (1.65%) Back Office
9 29 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 19 (0.95%) Billing
11 18 (0.90%) Banking
12 15 (0.75%) German Language
12 15 (0.75%) Law
13 11 (0.55%) French Language
14 10 (0.50%) Automotive
15 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.25%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.20%) Publishing
17 4 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 370 (18.53%) Analyst
2 327 (16.37%) Consultant
3 278 (13.92%) Project Manager
4 212 (10.62%) Architect
5 197 (9.86%) Developer
6 195 (9.76%) Business Analyst
7 144 (7.21%) ERP Manager
8 90 (4.51%) SAP Consultant
9 83 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
10 76 (3.81%) Oracle Consultant
11 75 (3.76%) ERP Project Manager
12 71 (3.56%) SAP Manager
13 67 (3.36%) ERP Analyst
14 65 (3.25%) Functional Consultant
15 54 (2.70%) ERP Consultant
16 52 (2.60%) Programme Manager
17 48 (2.40%) ERP Architect
18 43 (2.15%) Financial Analyst
18 43 (2.15%) Senior Manager
18 43 (2.15%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (6.61%) Oracle Fusion
2 78 (3.91%) .NET
3 39 (1.95%) XML
4 27 (1.35%) Middleware
5 26 (1.30%) HTML
6 25 (1.25%) Web Services
7 23 (1.15%) EDI
8 20 (1.00%) CSS
8 20 (1.00%) Node.js
8 20 (1.00%) REST
9 18 (0.90%) AngularJS
9 18 (0.90%) IDoc
10 17 (0.85%) Express
11 16 (0.80%) Spring
12 15 (0.75%) jQuery
12 15 (0.75%) RESTful
13 14 (0.70%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.70%) SOAP
14 13 (0.65%) ASP.NET
15 12 (0.60%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 116 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 44 (2.20%) FMCG
4 43 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
5 33 (1.65%) Data Structures
6 30 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 24 (1.20%) User Experience
10 13 (0.65%) Robotics
10 13 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.55%) PMI
12 10 (0.50%) e-Learning
13 8 (0.40%) BYOD
13 8 (0.40%) EPoS
13 8 (0.40%) Life Science
13 8 (0.40%) Replication
14 6 (0.30%) Clustering
14 6 (0.30%) VLE
15 4 (0.20%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 74 (3.71%) Windows
2 31 (1.55%) Unix
3 28 (1.40%) Linux
4 22 (1.10%) Windows 10
5 21 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.55%) CentOS
8 9 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.30%) Solaris
12 5 (0.25%) Android
13 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.10%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.050%) AIX
15 1 (0.050%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.050%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.050%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (13.27%) Project Management
3 262 (13.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 260 (13.02%) Migration
5 252 (12.62%) CRM
6 204 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
7 165 (8.26%) Data Migration
8 139 (6.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 132 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
10 118 (5.91%) Change Management
11 108 (5.41%) Procure-to-Pay
12 96 (4.81%) Logistics
13 91 (4.56%) Business Analysis
14 76 (3.81%) E-Commerce
15 72 (3.61%) Analytics
16 71 (3.56%) PRINCE2
17 70 (3.51%) Data Analysis
17 70 (3.51%) Waterfall
18 66 (3.30%) Data Management
19 65 (3.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 246 (12.32%) SQL
2 66 (3.30%) Java
3 64 (3.20%) C#
4 54 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 38 (1.90%) ABAP
6 30 (1.50%) PL/SQL
7 26 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 21 (1.05%) TypeScript
9 17 (0.85%) ES6
10 14 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.60%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.55%) X++
13 10 (0.50%) VBA
14 9 (0.45%) PHP
14 9 (0.45%) VB
15 8 (0.40%) C
16 6 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 6 (0.30%) Java 8
16 6 (0.30%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 138 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 103 (5.16%) SC Cleared
3 89 (4.46%) Degree
4 36 (1.80%) ISEB
5 25 (1.25%) PMP
6 24 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.05%) CIMA
8 20 (1.00%) ACCA
8 20 (1.00%) PMI Certification
9 14 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.35%) APMP
13 6 (0.30%) CCA
13 6 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.25%) CCAB
14 5 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.51%) PMO
2 75 (3.76%) QA
3 54 (2.70%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.45%) SLA
5 15 (0.75%) IFRS
6 14 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.50%) GDPR
8 6 (0.30%) GxP
9 5 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.15%) P3O
11 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.050%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.050%) COBIT
13 1 (0.050%) GAAP
13 1 (0.050%) GMP
13 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 40 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.40%) Docker
3 12 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.25%) NFS
5 5 (0.25%) vSphere
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.050%) Firmware
8 1 (0.050%) HDFS
8 1 (0.050%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.050%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 23 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.80%) HP ALM
3 10 (0.50%) Puppet
3 10 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.25%) MOM
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.15%) SCCM
6 2 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.10%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.050%) Ansible
7 1 (0.050%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.050%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.050%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.050%) FlexNet
7 1 (0.050%) Oozie
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.050%) SCOM
7 1 (0.050%) Terraform
Vendors
1 597 (29.89%) SAP
2 589 (29.49%) Oracle
3 313 (15.67%) Microsoft
4 78 (3.91%) JD Edwards
5 57 (2.85%) Workday
6 52 (2.60%) Sage
7 44 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (2.00%) Ariba
9 38 (1.90%) Epicor
10 37 (1.85%) Hyperion
11 32 (1.60%) hybris
12 31 (1.55%) Infor
13 27 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
14 17 (0.85%) HP
15 16 (0.80%) IBM
16 15 (0.75%) Dell
16 15 (0.75%) Red Hat
17 14 (0.70%) VMware
18 13 (0.65%) CODA
18 13 (0.65%) MuleSoft