Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 106 127
Rank change year-on-year -51 +21 +14
Contract jobs citing ERP 1,804 2,036 2,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.20% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.60% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,081 1,264 1,298
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £275
90th Percentile £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £411
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.56% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 48
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £18.92 £15.65 £14.48
90th Percentile £80.73 £57.50 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £33.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +0.75% -7.59% +0.69%

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -42 1,687 £475 +5.56% 601
UK excluding London -42 940 £450 +4.65% 450
London -25 771 £500 +5.26% 174
South East -18 337 £475 +5.56% 117
North of England -7 211 £475 +11.76% 112
Midlands -36 184 £425 - 100
North West +3 115 £511 +24.70% 53
West Midlands +9 102 £450 +5.88% 53
East of England -13 96 £425 - 36
Yorkshire -25 79 £425 -5.56% 44
East Midlands -39 71 £413 -8.33% 47
Scotland -47 47 £450 -10.00% 19
South West -56 43 £413 -2.94% 56
North East +14 13 £475 +28.38% 15
Wales -19 12 £400 -5.88% 6
Northern Ireland +1 5 £575 +15.00% 4

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 688 (38.14%) Finance
2 464 (25.72%) SAP
3 452 (25.06%) Oracle
4 344 (19.07%) Microsoft
5 258 (14.30%) Dynamics AX
6 255 (14.14%) Project Management
7 243 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
8 233 (12.92%) CRM
9 229 (12.69%) Migration
10 214 (11.86%) SQL
11 210 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 189 (10.48%) Retail
13 161 (8.92%) Manufacturing
14 157 (8.70%) Data Migration
15 154 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
16 149 (8.26%) Dynamics 365
17 130 (7.21%) SAP ERP
18 125 (6.93%) Change Management
19 124 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
20 120 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
21 118 (6.54%) NetSuite
22 112 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
23 111 (6.15%) SQL Server
24 107 (5.93%) Oracle ERP
25 105 (5.82%) Business Analysis
25 105 (5.82%) Oracle Fusion
26 99 (5.49%) JD Edwards
27 98 (5.43%) PRINCE2
27 98 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
28 95 (5.27%) Logistics

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 47 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (1.44%) Confluence
4 22 (1.22%) CMS
5 20 (1.11%) Apache Spark
6 18 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 13 (0.72%) Apache
8 10 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.50%) JBoss
9 9 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.44%) Mule
11 7 (0.39%) Documentum
11 7 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.33%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle BPEL
14 3 (0.17%) IIS
14 3 (0.17%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.11%) Drupal
15 2 (0.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 112 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (3.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 46 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
4 41 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.61%) Windchill
7 3 (0.17%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.055%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 258 (14.30%) Dynamics AX
2 130 (7.21%) SAP ERP
3 118 (6.54%) NetSuite
4 107 (5.93%) Oracle ERP
5 90 (4.99%) Oracle EBS
6 74 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
7 65 (3.60%) Unit4 Business World
8 58 (3.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 50 (2.77%) Oracle EBS R12
10 35 (1.94%) Oracle Payables
11 32 (1.77%) Oracle Receivables
12 30 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
13 26 (1.44%) Payment Gateway
14 24 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
15 21 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 21 (1.16%) Sage X3
15 21 (1.16%) SAP MM
16 20 (1.11%) SAP PSCD
17 18 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 18 (1.00%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 149 (8.26%) Dynamics 365
2 63 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (3.10%) SaaS
4 41 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (1.27%) Office 365
6 21 (1.16%) PaaS
7 16 (0.89%) IaaS
8 15 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
9 14 (0.78%) FinancialForce
10 12 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.39%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 7 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 5 (0.28%) Boomi
13 4 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.22%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.22%) Oracle CX
14 3 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.11%) G Suite
15 2 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.16%) Unified Communications
2 18 (1.00%) Internet
3 16 (0.89%) SMS
4 12 (0.67%) Skype
5 10 (0.55%) Firewall
6 9 (0.50%) DNS
6 9 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (0.44%) VPN
8 6 (0.33%) LAN
8 6 (0.33%) SAN
8 6 (0.33%) WAN
9 5 (0.28%) Network Security
10 4 (0.22%) FTP
10 4 (0.22%) HTTP
10 4 (0.22%) SSL
11 3 (0.17%) SMTP
12 2 (0.11%) 802.11
12 2 (0.11%) BGP
12 2 (0.11%) Intranet
12 2 (0.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.66%) SAP HANA
3 47 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (2.05%) SAP BW
5 34 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
6 32 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
7 30 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 30 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.55%) Big Data
8 28 (1.55%) MySQL
9 26 (1.44%) Power BI
10 24 (1.33%) Data Lake
11 23 (1.27%) MongoDB
12 22 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
12 22 (1.22%) SAP Data Services
13 20 (1.11%) Endeca
14 19 (1.05%) Hadoop
14 19 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (2.83%) JIRA
2 25 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.27%) Selenium
4 20 (1.11%) Gradle
4 20 (1.11%) JUnit
4 20 (1.11%) Mockito
4 20 (1.11%) Spock
5 19 (1.05%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.33%) JDeveloper
8 6 (0.33%) LSMW
8 6 (0.33%) MorphX
8 6 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.28%) Rational Rose
10 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.17%) TestRail
11 3 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 688 (38.14%) Finance
2 189 (10.48%) Retail
3 161 (8.92%) Manufacturing
4 66 (3.66%) Advertising
5 65 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.72%) Back Office
7 43 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 33 (1.83%) General Ledger
9 30 (1.66%) Marketing
10 27 (1.50%) Billing
11 23 (1.27%) Banking
11 23 (1.27%) Local Government
12 21 (1.16%) Games
13 18 (1.00%) Legal
14 12 (0.67%) German Language
15 11 (0.61%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.61%) Automotive
15 11 (0.61%) French Language
16 9 (0.50%) Electronics
17 6 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 357 (19.79%) Consultant
2 322 (17.85%) Analyst
3 265 (14.69%) Project Manager
4 209 (11.59%) Architect
5 167 (9.26%) Business Analyst
6 162 (8.98%) ERP Manager
7 137 (7.59%) Developer
8 113 (6.26%) Solutions Architect
9 94 (5.21%) ERP Project Manager
10 81 (4.49%) SAP Consultant
11 65 (3.60%) Dynamics AX Consultant
12 56 (3.10%) Functional Consultant
13 54 (2.99%) Programme Manager
14 53 (2.94%) ERP Architect
15 47 (2.61%) ERP Analyst
16 40 (2.22%) Oracle Consultant
16 40 (2.22%) SAP Manager
17 37 (2.05%) ERP Consultant
18 36 (2.00%) Senior Manager
19 35 (1.94%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (5.82%) Oracle Fusion
2 64 (3.55%) .NET
3 57 (3.16%) Web Services
4 53 (2.94%) RESTful
5 52 (2.88%) Middleware
6 44 (2.44%) XML
7 33 (1.83%) Spring
8 32 (1.77%) HTML
9 27 (1.50%) J2EE
10 25 (1.39%) CSS
11 23 (1.27%) EDI
12 21 (1.16%) REST
12 21 (1.16%) SOAP
13 19 (1.05%) WSDL
14 17 (0.94%) SAP XI
15 14 (0.78%) .NET Framework
16 9 (0.50%) JMS
17 8 (0.44%) AngularJS
17 8 (0.44%) ASP.NET
17 8 (0.44%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 120 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (3.44%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.00%) Virtual Team
4 35 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.27%) FMCG
7 23 (1.27%) Social Media
8 22 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.11%) iPad
10 19 (1.05%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.00%) AS400
12 17 (0.94%) User Experience
13 14 (0.78%) e-Learning
14 12 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
16 9 (0.50%) Mainframe
17 8 (0.44%) Private Cloud
18 7 (0.39%) Mobile App
19 6 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (2.05%) Windows
2 17 (0.94%) Windows Server
3 13 (0.72%) Unix
4 12 (0.67%) Linux
5 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.17%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.11%) Android
9 2 (0.11%) CentOS
9 2 (0.11%) Fedora
9 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.055%) OS/400
10 1 (0.055%) Solaris
10 1 (0.055%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.055%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (14.14%) Project Management
2 243 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (12.92%) CRM
4 229 (12.69%) Migration
5 210 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 157 (8.70%) Data Migration
7 154 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
8 125 (6.93%) Change Management
9 124 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
10 105 (5.82%) Business Analysis
11 98 (5.43%) PRINCE2
11 98 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 95 (5.27%) Logistics
13 92 (5.10%) E-Commerce
14 72 (3.99%) ITIL
15 71 (3.94%) Analytics
16 67 (3.71%) Procure-to-Pay
17 65 (3.60%) Waterfall
18 63 (3.49%) Programme Management
19 57 (3.16%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 214 (11.86%) SQL
2 84 (4.66%) Java
3 44 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 33 (1.83%) C#
5 26 (1.44%) PL/SQL
6 24 (1.33%) Python
7 22 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 19 (1.05%) VBA
9 17 (0.94%) C
10 15 (0.83%) PHP
10 15 (0.83%) X++
11 13 (0.72%) RPG
12 12 (0.67%) ABAP
13 10 (0.55%) PowerShell
14 8 (0.44%) RPG IV
15 5 (0.28%) VB
16 4 (0.22%) C++
16 4 (0.22%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.22%) VB6
17 3 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (5.10%) Degree
2 64 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 52 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.55%) PMP
5 21 (1.16%) PMI Certification
6 20 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (0.83%) CCA
7 15 (0.83%) ISEB
8 14 (0.78%) ACCA
9 13 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (0.67%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
11 10 (0.55%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.50%) CIMA
12 9 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.39%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.33%) MBA
14 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.27%) PMO
2 33 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.66%) QA
4 21 (1.16%) GDPR
4 21 (1.16%) SLA
5 17 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.55%) COBIT
8 7 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.28%) GAAP
9 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.17%) GxP
11 3 (0.17%) IFRS
11 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.11%) GAMP
13 1 (0.055%) GCP
13 1 (0.055%) GMP
13 1 (0.055%) HIPAA
System Software
1 21 (1.16%) Docker
2 20 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.11%) Ceph
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.055%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.055%) Firmware
5 1 (0.055%) HDFS
5 1 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.055%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (1.11%) Ansible
2 10 (0.55%) HP ALM
2 10 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.33%) FlexNet
3 6 (0.33%) MOM
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.11%) SCCM
5 2 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.055%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.055%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.055%) Nagios
6 1 (0.055%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.055%) Puppet
6 1 (0.055%) Terraform
6 1 (0.055%) vMotion
6 1 (0.055%) WMI
6 1 (0.055%) WSUS
Vendors
1 464 (25.72%) SAP
2 452 (25.06%) Oracle
3 344 (19.07%) Microsoft
4 99 (5.49%) JD Edwards
5 63 (3.49%) Sage
6 62 (3.44%) Workday
7 57 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
8 53 (2.94%) Infor
9 30 (1.66%) IFS
10 27 (1.50%) Epicor
11 22 (1.22%) ATG
11 22 (1.22%) Kronos
12 18 (1.00%) Ariba
12 18 (1.00%) webMethods
13 15 (0.83%) Alteryx
13 15 (0.83%) JDA
13 15 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
13 15 (0.83%) VMware
14 14 (0.78%) Xero
15 13 (0.72%) RedPrairie