Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 118 129
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 -14
Contract jobs citing ERP 2086 2264 2050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.18% 2.09% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.50% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1281 1518 1239
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £300
90th Percentile £650 £588 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 52
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £25.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% -0.49% +11.41%
10th Percentile £12.90 £10.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.98 £47.53 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £25.63
% change year-on-year -35.04% +14.15% +11.41%

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 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 1913 £450 +5.88% 343
UK excluding London +9 1249 £438 +9.38% 217
London -5 695 £475 +5.56% 128
South East +9 358 £470 +5.62% 62
Midlands +14 339 £425 +13.33% 38
North of England -20 218 £400 +3.23% 57
East Midlands -1 178 £425 +6.25% 13
West Midlands +31 145 £444 +24.56% 24
East of England -15 141 £450 - 27
North West -27 121 £375 -3.23% 36
Scotland +52 91 £445 +11.25% 9
South West -37 84 £425 - 20
Yorkshire -10 71 £425 +13.33% 14
North East +59 24 £370 -1.33% 7
Wales +1 12 £500 -4.76% 4
Northern Ireland -50 2 £500 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 730 (35.00%) SAP
2 703 (33.70%) Finance
3 551 (26.41%) Oracle
4 338 (16.20%) Project Management
5 307 (14.72%) Microsoft
6 266 (12.75%) Migration
7 258 (12.37%) CRM
8 243 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 243 (11.65%) SAP ERP
9 221 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
10 195 (9.35%) Data Migration
11 194 (9.30%) Manufacturing
12 188 (9.01%) Dynamics AX
13 185 (8.87%) Retail
14 178 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
14 178 (8.53%) SQL
15 155 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
16 154 (7.38%) Change Management
17 144 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
18 141 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
19 139 (6.66%) JD Edwards
19 139 (6.66%) Degree
20 136 (6.52%) Oracle ERP
21 126 (6.04%) Security Cleared
22 118 (5.66%) Business Analysis
23 117 (5.61%) Logistics
24 107 (5.13%) PRINCE2
25 105 (5.03%) Workflow
26 98 (4.70%) SQL Server
27 97 (4.65%) 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 72 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 32 (1.53%) Confluence
4 27 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (0.81%) IIS
6 16 (0.77%) NetWeaver
7 14 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
8 13 (0.62%) CMS
9 10 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.43%) Apache
10 9 (0.43%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.24%) MS Project Server
14 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.19%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.14%) Drupal
15 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 141 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 73 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
3 67 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 62 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) Stata
7 3 (0.14%) Windchill
8 2 (0.096%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.048%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 243 (11.65%) SAP ERP
2 188 (9.01%) Dynamics AX
3 136 (6.52%) Oracle ERP
4 97 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 82 (3.93%) Oracle EBS
6 77 (3.69%) Oracle EBS R12
7 68 (3.26%) Unit4 Business World
8 50 (2.40%) Oracle Receivables
9 46 (2.21%) NetSuite
10 44 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 41 (1.97%) SAP FI
12 38 (1.82%) SAP CO
12 38 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO
13 35 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
14 32 (1.53%) Payment Gateway
14 32 (1.53%) SAP MM
15 30 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
16 28 (1.34%) SAP CRM
17 24 (1.15%) SAP SD
18 23 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
2 48 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.21%) SaaS
4 23 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.10%) PaaS
5 22 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
6 21 (1.01%) IaaS
7 15 (0.72%) Office 365
8 6 (0.29%) FinancialForce.com
8 6 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
9 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.19%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.19%) GitHub
10 4 (0.19%) Taleo
11 3 (0.14%) Boomi
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle CX
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 3 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.096%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.81%) LAN
1 17 (0.81%) WAN
2 16 (0.77%) Unified Communications
3 12 (0.58%) Firewall
4 11 (0.53%) VPN
4 11 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (0.48%) DNS
6 9 (0.43%) SMS
7 8 (0.38%) LDAP
8 7 (0.34%) Internet
8 7 (0.34%) Intranet
9 6 (0.29%) 3G
9 6 (0.29%) 4G
9 6 (0.29%) 5G
9 6 (0.29%) Bluetooth
9 6 (0.29%) FTP
9 6 (0.29%) HTTP
9 6 (0.29%) RFID
9 6 (0.29%) Skype
9 6 (0.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (2.06%) SAP BW
6 41 (1.97%) SAP HANA
7 33 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
8 32 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
9 25 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
10 24 (1.15%) Endeca
11 21 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
12 17 (0.81%) Power BI
13 15 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 15 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
13 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.58%) Big Data
15 12 (0.58%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
16 11 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 62 (2.97%) JIRA
2 32 (1.53%) Jenkins
3 30 (1.44%) Selenium
4 28 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 22 (1.05%) Gradle
5 22 (1.05%) JUnit
5 22 (1.05%) Mockito
5 22 (1.05%) Spock
5 22 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.62%) LSMW
7 8 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.34%) LoadRunner
8 7 (0.34%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.29%) MorphX
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.19%) Bower
10 4 (0.19%) RSpec
10 4 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 703 (33.70%) Finance
2 194 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 185 (8.87%) Retail
4 66 (3.16%) Advertising
5 55 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 48 (2.30%) General Ledger
7 41 (1.97%) Back Office
8 37 (1.77%) Banking
8 37 (1.77%) Marketing
9 36 (1.73%) Billing
9 36 (1.73%) Telecoms
10 29 (1.39%) Local Government
11 27 (1.29%) Automotive
12 26 (1.25%) Legal
13 19 (0.91%) Aerospace
14 16 (0.77%) Publishing
15 14 (0.67%) Law
16 9 (0.43%) Military
17 8 (0.38%) Electronics
17 8 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 461 (22.10%) Analyst
2 396 (18.98%) Consultant
3 267 (12.80%) Project Manager
4 236 (11.31%) Business Analyst
5 189 (9.06%) Architect
6 170 (8.15%) Developer
7 157 (7.53%) ERP Manager
8 135 (6.47%) SAP Consultant
9 94 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
10 85 (4.07%) ERP Analyst
11 84 (4.03%) SAP Manager
12 80 (3.84%) ERP Project Manager
13 64 (3.07%) Programme Manager
14 54 (2.59%) Functional Consultant
14 54 (2.59%) Oracle Consultant
15 53 (2.54%) Data Analyst
16 52 (2.49%) SAP Analyst
17 49 (2.35%) ERP Business Analyst
18 47 (2.25%) IT Manager
19 46 (2.21%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (3.88%) Oracle Fusion
2 62 (2.97%) Web Services
3 50 (2.40%) XML
4 45 (2.16%) .NET
5 37 (1.77%) Middleware
6 34 (1.63%) EDI
7 30 (1.44%) HTML
8 29 (1.39%) RESTful
9 27 (1.29%) J2EE
9 27 (1.29%) SOAP
10 25 (1.20%) Spring
11 23 (1.10%) SAP PI
12 22 (1.05%) REST
13 21 (1.01%) SAP Basis
14 20 (0.96%) CSS
14 20 (0.96%) HTML5
15 17 (0.81%) AngularJS
16 16 (0.77%) WCF
17 15 (0.72%) jQuery
18 14 (0.67%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 155 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.21%) FMCG
3 60 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
4 49 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 35 (1.68%) Social Media
6 26 (1.25%) e-Learning
7 25 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 23 (1.10%) Data Structures
8 23 (1.10%) iPad
9 22 (1.05%) Virtual Team
10 19 (0.91%) Computer Science
11 17 (0.81%) EPoS
12 16 (0.77%) NHS
13 15 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (0.67%) Life Science
15 12 (0.58%) User Experience
16 11 (0.53%) Clustering
17 10 (0.48%) Mobile App
17 10 (0.48%) Private Cloud
17 10 (0.48%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 64 (3.07%) Windows
2 50 (2.40%) Solaris
3 39 (1.87%) Linux
3 39 (1.87%) Unix
4 28 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 18 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.19%) AIX
8 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.096%) Android
10 2 (0.096%) OS/400
10 2 (0.096%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.048%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.048%) CentOS
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.048%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.048%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (16.20%) Project Management
2 266 (12.75%) Migration
3 258 (12.37%) CRM
4 243 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 221 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
6 195 (9.35%) Data Migration
7 178 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
8 154 (7.38%) Change Management
9 144 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 118 (5.66%) Business Analysis
11 117 (5.61%) Logistics
12 107 (5.13%) PRINCE2
13 105 (5.03%) Workflow
14 93 (4.46%) SDLC
15 88 (4.22%) E-Commerce
16 79 (3.79%) ITIL
17 74 (3.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 69 (3.31%) Data Management
19 68 (3.26%) Procure-to-Pay
20 67 (3.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 178 (8.53%) SQL
2 55 (2.64%) Java
3 40 (1.92%) C#
3 40 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 37 (1.77%) Python
5 32 (1.53%) T-SQL
6 29 (1.39%) C
7 27 (1.29%) Perl
8 23 (1.10%) ABAP
8 23 (1.10%) Korn
9 15 (0.72%) X++
10 14 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.48%) Ruby
12 9 (0.43%) VBA
13 8 (0.38%) PHP
13 8 (0.38%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.38%) VB
14 5 (0.24%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.19%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 139 (6.66%) Degree
2 126 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 92 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.34%) PMI Certification
5 27 (1.29%) PMP
6 22 (1.05%) ISEB
7 21 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (0.62%) ACCA
10 13 (0.62%) CIMA
10 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.53%) HND
11 11 (0.53%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.38%) CCA
12 8 (0.38%) SAP Certification
13 7 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
14 6 (0.29%) CBAP
14 6 (0.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.79%) PMO
2 58 (2.78%) QA
3 46 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 27 (1.29%) SLA
5 9 (0.43%) GxP
6 8 (0.38%) GAAP
6 8 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.24%) GMP
8 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.19%) IFRS
9 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.096%) GDPR
10 2 (0.096%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.048%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.048%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.048%) P3O
11 1 (0.048%) PMBOK
System Software
1 48 (2.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 28 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (1.05%) Docker
5 12 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.096%) SAP ITS
7 2 (0.096%) Xen
8 1 (0.048%) NFS
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.048%) vSphere
8 1 (0.048%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (1.15%) Ansible
2 19 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.43%) SCCM
4 7 (0.34%) MOM
5 5 (0.24%) Puppet
6 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.096%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.096%) Salt
8 1 (0.048%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.048%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.048%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.048%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.048%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.048%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.048%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.048%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.048%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.048%) vMotion
8 1 (0.048%) WSUS
Vendors
1 730 (35.00%) SAP
2 551 (26.41%) Oracle
3 307 (14.72%) Microsoft
4 139 (6.66%) JD Edwards
5 55 (2.64%) Workday
6 50 (2.40%) Sun
7 48 (2.30%) Veritas
8 36 (1.73%) Infor
9 31 (1.49%) Sage
10 30 (1.44%) Ariba
11 27 (1.29%) Epicor
11 27 (1.29%) HP
11 27 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (1.10%) ATG
13 21 (1.01%) Cisco
13 21 (1.01%) VMware
14 17 (0.81%) Cognos
15 15 (0.72%) Hyperion
16 14 (0.67%) Adobe
16 14 (0.67%) Baan