Period
to 21 July 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IFS products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IFS over the 6 months to 21 July 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within IFS AB.

IFS
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 855 820 857
Rank change year-on-year -35 +37 -27
Contract jobs citing IFS 36 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.040% 0.050%
As % of the Vendors category 0.083% 0.090% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 21
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £360 £343 £356
90th Percentile £485 £690 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.12% -17.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.05
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.12% -17.44%

IFS is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,568 42,081 49,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.82% 43.86% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,033 25,716 30,095
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,612 1,433 1,631
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.11 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.28 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% -6.97% +2.94%

IFS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IFS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IFS in the UK

IFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IFS.

Contractor daily rate trend for IFS in the UK

IFS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IFS over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IFS in the UK

IFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IFS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IFS in the UK

IFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IFS over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IFS in the UK

IFS
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IFS within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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 -27 34 £400 +3.23% 22
UK excluding London -11 28 £400 +6.67% 16
South East -8 14 £375 -18.48% 3
North of England -7 10 £450 +16.13% 2
Yorkshire -9 7 £450 - 2
London -49 7 £450 -14.29% 6
North West - 3 - -
South West 0 1 - - 1
East of England -5 1 £350 - 5
Midlands -9 1 - - 4
West Midlands -28 1 - - 1
Scotland -38 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IFS 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 IFS.

1 31 (86.11%) ERP
2 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) Finance
3 11 (30.56%) SAP
4 10 (27.78%) Oracle
4 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
4 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (25.00%) Advertising
5 9 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 9 (25.00%) Coaching
6 8 (22.22%) NetSuite
6 8 (22.22%) Infor
6 8 (22.22%) JD Edwards
6 8 (22.22%) Epicor
7 7 (19.44%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (19.44%) Sage
7 7 (19.44%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
7 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (19.44%) SAP HANA
7 7 (19.44%) Strategic Planning
7 7 (19.44%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (19.44%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (19.44%) FinancialForce
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database
7 7 (19.44%) Xero

IFS
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 1 (2.78%) Mongoose
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (22.22%) NetSuite
2 7 (19.44%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (19.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (19.44%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (2.78%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (19.44%) SAP HANA
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Advertising
3 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
4 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Banking
5 1 (2.78%) French Language
5 1 (2.78%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Consultant
2 10 (27.78%) Systems Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) ERP Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) SQL Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) IFS Consultant
5 5 (13.89%) Administrator
5 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (11.11%) IFS Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) ERP Support
7 3 (8.33%) IFS Support Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Support Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 2 (5.56%) Configuration Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Development Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Development Support Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Reporting Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) Equities
3 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) ERP
2 9 (25.00%) Coaching
2 9 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (19.44%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 2 (5.56%) Change Management
5 2 (5.56%) Data Management
5 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Supply Chain Management
5 2 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (2.78%) Accounts Payable
6 1 (2.78%) Accounts Receivable
6 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (2.78%) Project Governance
6 1 (2.78%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (2.78%) Social Collaboration
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) PMO
2 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) SAP
2 10 (27.78%) Oracle
3 8 (22.22%) Epicor
3 8 (22.22%) Infor
3 8 (22.22%) JD Edwards
4 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (19.44%) Sage
4 7 (19.44%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (19.44%) Xero
5 1 (2.78%) Workday