Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 114 119
Rank change year-on-year -24 +5 +13
Contract jobs citing ERP 2,011 2,116 2,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 2.14% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.49% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,233 1,292 1,511
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £269
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £439 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.69% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 30 24
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £18.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.00% -40.00% +11.61%
10th Percentile £16.21 £12.39 £11.78
90th Percentile £71.97 £39.36 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £18.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year +86.30% -34.23% +0.45%

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 88,542 84,827 90,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.16% 85.61% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,493 55,954 60,052
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £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 2,428 2,095 2,386
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -20 1,888 £475 +5.56% 880
UK excluding London -27 1,172 £450 +2.56% 751
London +5 773 £500 +5.26% 216
South East -1 400 £500 +11.11% 148
North of England -15 228 £438 +6.06% 206
Midlands -49 206 £425 -2.86% 162
East of England -3 149 £463 +2.78% 73
West Midlands -35 116 £413 -8.33% 97
Yorkshire +27 114 £450 +5.88% 75
South West 0 107 £388 -5.49% 78
North West -34 93 £413 -2.94% 108
East Midlands -35 83 £425 -1.16% 65
Scotland -40 61 £450 +1.12% 63
Wales -5 19 £400 -11.11% 17
North East -26 18 £400 +6.67% 23
Northern Ireland +33 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 799 (39.73%) Finance
2 594 (29.54%) SAP
3 545 (27.10%) Oracle
4 354 (17.60%) Microsoft
5 296 (14.72%) CRM
6 284 (14.12%) SQL
7 281 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
8 265 (13.18%) Project Management
9 259 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 236 (11.74%) Migration
11 187 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
11 187 (9.30%) Dynamics AX
12 172 (8.55%) Retail
13 170 (8.45%) Manufacturing
13 170 (8.45%) Oracle Fusion
14 167 (8.30%) SQL Server
15 166 (8.25%) SAP ERP
16 165 (8.20%) Data Migration
17 154 (7.66%) Oracle ERP
18 134 (6.66%) Change Management
19 126 (6.27%) Dynamics 365
20 122 (6.07%) Security Cleared
21 117 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
22 113 (5.62%) Business Analysis
23 106 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
24 103 (5.12%) Problem-Solving
25 99 (4.92%) Degree
26 98 (4.87%) .NET
27 96 (4.77%) Advertising
27 96 (4.77%) SC Cleared

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 68 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 19 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 18 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (0.80%) Apache Spark
6 15 (0.75%) Confluence
7 13 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 11 (0.55%) NetWeaver
9 8 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.35%) Apache
10 7 (0.35%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.30%) CMS
11 6 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.25%) Liferay
12 5 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.15%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPEL
14 2 (0.099%) SAP Portal
14 2 (0.099%) Totara
14 2 (0.099%) WebSphere
Applications
1 106 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.40%) Windchill
7 7 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.25%) CATIA
9 4 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.050%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.050%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.050%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 187 (9.30%) Dynamics AX
2 166 (8.25%) SAP ERP
3 154 (7.66%) Oracle ERP
4 91 (4.53%) NetSuite
5 79 (3.93%) Oracle EBS
6 68 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 61 (3.03%) SAP S/4HANA
8 51 (2.54%) Dynamics NAV
9 49 (2.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 48 (2.39%) Oracle EBS R12
11 47 (2.34%) Oracle Financials
12 44 (2.19%) Oracle Payables
13 43 (2.14%) Sage 200
14 33 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
15 32 (1.59%) Sage X3
16 30 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
17 29 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 26 (1.29%) Unit4 Business World
19 25 (1.24%) Oracle Assets
20 24 (1.19%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 126 (6.27%) Dynamics 365
2 80 (3.98%) SaaS
3 77 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
5 42 (2.09%) Office 365
6 30 (1.49%) PaaS
7 26 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
8 22 (1.09%) IaaS
9 14 (0.70%) Boomi
10 9 (0.45%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 7 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 7 (0.35%) Taleo
13 6 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.15%) Azure Functions
16 3 (0.15%) Serverless
17 2 (0.099%) Oracle CX
17 2 (0.099%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.75%) VPN
2 14 (0.70%) Firewall
3 13 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.45%) Internet
5 8 (0.40%) Intranet
5 8 (0.40%) NetScaler
5 8 (0.40%) Unified Communications
6 7 (0.35%) SMS
7 6 (0.30%) MVNO
8 3 (0.15%) HTTP
8 3 (0.15%) LAN
8 3 (0.15%) RFID
8 3 (0.15%) WAN
9 2 (0.099%) Extranet
9 2 (0.099%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.099%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.099%) SAN
9 2 (0.099%) SMTP
10 1 (0.050%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.050%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 62 (3.08%) SAP HANA
4 61 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (2.64%) Power BI
6 51 (2.54%) Crystal Reports
7 49 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
8 44 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
9 42 (2.09%) SAP Data Services
10 41 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
11 37 (1.84%) SAP BW
12 33 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 31 (1.54%) Big Data
14 27 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
15 26 (1.29%) Data Lake
16 25 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
17 24 (1.19%) Oracle Database
18 23 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
18 23 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
19 22 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (2.19%) JIRA
2 22 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.99%) Visual Studio
4 17 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.75%) LSMW
6 13 (0.65%) JDeveloper
7 11 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (0.50%) Subversion
9 9 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (0.45%) Selenium
10 8 (0.40%) MorphX
10 8 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.35%) Toad
12 5 (0.25%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.25%) JUnit
12 5 (0.25%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.20%) Ant
13 4 (0.20%) Maven
13 4 (0.20%) NWDS
General
1 799 (39.73%) Finance
2 172 (8.55%) Retail
3 170 (8.45%) Manufacturing
4 96 (4.77%) Advertising
5 66 (3.28%) General Ledger
6 65 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 47 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 36 (1.79%) Back Office
9 28 (1.39%) Marketing
10 24 (1.19%) Billing
11 19 (0.94%) Legal
12 15 (0.75%) Banking
13 13 (0.65%) Automotive
14 12 (0.60%) German Language
14 12 (0.60%) Law
15 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.30%) Games
16 4 (0.20%) French Language
17 3 (0.15%) Local Government
17 3 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 391 (19.44%) Analyst
2 332 (16.51%) Consultant
3 264 (13.13%) Project Manager
4 238 (11.83%) Architect
5 185 (9.20%) Business Analyst
6 179 (8.90%) Developer
7 154 (7.66%) ERP Manager
8 147 (7.31%) Solutions Architect
9 96 (4.77%) ERP Project Manager
10 84 (4.18%) SAP Consultant
11 73 (3.63%) ERP Analyst
12 57 (2.83%) Data Analyst
12 57 (2.83%) Oracle Consultant
13 53 (2.64%) SAP Manager
14 52 (2.59%) ERP Architect
15 51 (2.54%) Financial Analyst
16 49 (2.44%) ERP Consultant
17 48 (2.39%) SAP Analyst
18 47 (2.34%) Functional Consultant
18 47 (2.34%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (8.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 98 (4.87%) .NET
3 43 (2.14%) Middleware
4 42 (2.09%) XML
5 35 (1.74%) REST
5 35 (1.74%) SOAP
6 33 (1.64%) HTML
6 33 (1.64%) Web Services
7 26 (1.29%) ASP.NET
8 25 (1.24%) CSS
9 22 (1.09%) EDI
10 21 (1.04%) SAP XI
11 20 (0.99%) RESTful
12 17 (0.85%) jQuery
13 16 (0.80%) .NET Framework
14 15 (0.75%) AngularJS
15 14 (0.70%) WCF
16 13 (0.65%) HTML5
16 13 (0.65%) JSON
16 13 (0.65%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 117 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (3.38%) Management Information System
3 47 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
5 34 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 32 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.54%) User Experience
8 30 (1.49%) FMCG
9 20 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.75%) Virtual Team
11 13 (0.65%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
12 10 (0.50%) Life Science
13 9 (0.45%) AS400
13 9 (0.45%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.45%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.40%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.40%) EPoS
14 8 (0.40%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 58 (2.88%) Windows
2 31 (1.54%) Linux
3 19 (0.94%) Windows Server
4 18 (0.90%) Unix
5 15 (0.75%) Windows 10
6 12 (0.60%) CentOS
6 12 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.20%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.099%) Android
9 2 (0.099%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.050%) AIX
10 1 (0.050%) Fedora
10 1 (0.050%) HPUX
10 1 (0.050%) SUSE
10 1 (0.050%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.050%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (14.72%) CRM
2 281 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (13.18%) Project Management
4 259 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 236 (11.74%) Migration
6 187 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
7 165 (8.20%) Data Migration
8 134 (6.66%) Change Management
9 113 (5.62%) Business Analysis
10 103 (5.12%) Problem-Solving
11 93 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 92 (4.57%) ITIL
12 92 (4.57%) Logistics
13 91 (4.53%) E-Commerce
14 89 (4.43%) Procure-to-Pay
15 85 (4.23%) Analytics
15 85 (4.23%) PRINCE2
16 72 (3.58%) Enterprise Architecture
17 69 (3.43%) Workflow
18 67 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 284 (14.12%) SQL
2 74 (3.68%) C#
3 63 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 60 (2.98%) Java
5 55 (2.73%) T-SQL
6 29 (1.44%) PHP
7 27 (1.34%) PL/SQL
8 24 (1.19%) ABAP
9 20 (0.99%) X++
10 19 (0.94%) Python
11 18 (0.90%) VBA
12 12 (0.60%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.55%) C
14 10 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.45%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.30%) C++
16 6 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (0.25%) Ruby
18 4 (0.20%) XQuery
19 3 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 122 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 99 (4.92%) Degree
3 96 (4.77%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.69%) PMP
5 26 (1.29%) ISEB
6 22 (1.09%) PMI Certification
7 21 (1.04%) ACCA
7 21 (1.04%) CCA
8 19 (0.94%) CIMA
9 18 (0.90%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
11 12 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.45%) MBA
13 8 (0.40%) HNC
14 7 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.35%) HND
14 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.30%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.62%) QA
2 64 (3.18%) PMO
3 55 (2.73%) Data Quality
4 33 (1.64%) SLA
5 31 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.99%) GDPR
7 13 (0.65%) IFRS
8 10 (0.50%) COBIT
8 10 (0.50%) ISO 14001
8 10 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.25%) GxP
9 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.15%) GAAP
10 3 (0.15%) GMP
11 2 (0.099%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.099%) GAMP
11 2 (0.099%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.099%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.099%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 32 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.65%) NFS
3 12 (0.60%) Docker
4 5 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.15%) vSphere
6 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.050%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.050%) Firmware
7 1 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.050%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (0.70%) HP ALM
2 11 (0.55%) Puppet
3 9 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 6 (0.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 6 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.20%) MOM
6 4 (0.20%) SCOM
7 3 (0.15%) Ansible
7 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.15%) WMI
8 2 (0.099%) Nagios
8 2 (0.099%) SCCM
9 1 (0.050%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.050%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.050%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.050%) Opsview
9 1 (0.050%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 594 (29.54%) SAP
2 545 (27.10%) Oracle
3 354 (17.60%) Microsoft
4 90 (4.48%) Sage
5 83 (4.13%) JD Edwards
6 53 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
7 34 (1.69%) Workday
8 29 (1.44%) Infor
9 28 (1.39%) Epicor
10 23 (1.14%) webMethods
11 22 (1.09%) Hyperion
12 18 (0.90%) HP
13 17 (0.85%) Ariba
13 17 (0.85%) Tableau
14 16 (0.80%) Adobe
14 16 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
15 15 (0.75%) IFS
16 13 (0.65%) Dell
17 12 (0.60%) hybris
17 12 (0.60%) Sitecore