The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for ERP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ERP over the 3 months to 27 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 74 60
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14  
Contract jobs citing ERP 62 68 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.00% 2.24% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 2.71% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 54 34
Median daily rate £425 £330 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.78% -12.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £200 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.74 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.92% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £25.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -20.58% -12.06%  

ERP is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1728 2505 1797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.60% 82.62% 77.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 1502 1114
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

ERP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing ERP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ERP in the West Midlands

ERP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ERP in the West Midlands

ERP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ERP in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ERP in the West Midlands

ERP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ERP in the West Midlands

ERP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ERP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +20 26 £425 +21.42% 10
Warwickshire +10 8 £325 +8.33% 4
Coventry +17 7 £450 +50.00% 1
Solihull +13 6 - -
Worcestershire +11 6 £189 -52.81% 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 £375 +15.38%
Staffordshire -11 1 £425 +22.74% 1
ERP
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ERP.

1 31 (28.18%) Finance
2 27 (24.55%) Oracle
3 24 (21.82%) Manufacturing
4 22 (20.00%) Project Management
4 22 (20.00%) SAP
5 14 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.82%) Retail
7 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
7 12 (10.91%) LAN
7 12 (10.91%) WAN
7 12 (10.91%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (10.00%) Migration
9 10 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 10 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
10 9 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (7.27%) Oracle ERP
11 8 (7.27%) Change Management
11 8 (7.27%) Data Migration
11 8 (7.27%) Logistics
12 7 (6.36%) SCADA
12 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (6.36%) Waterfall
12 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
12 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
12 7 (6.36%) Sage
12 7 (6.36%) Windows
12 7 (6.36%) ITIL
12 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012

ERP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.91%) ArchestrA
3 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.91%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.91%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (4.55%) NetSuite
3 5 (4.55%) SAP ERP
4 4 (3.64%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.82%) Sage 200
5 2 (1.82%) Sage X3
5 2 (1.82%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.91%) BPCS
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.91%) Primavera
6 1 (0.91%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.91%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Taleo
2 2 (1.82%) Office 365
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.91%) SaaS
3 1 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.91%) LAN
1 12 (10.91%) WAN
2 6 (5.45%) DNS
2 6 (5.45%) VPN
3 5 (4.55%) 3G
3 5 (4.55%) 4G
3 5 (4.55%) 5G
3 5 (4.55%) Bluetooth
3 5 (4.55%) Firewall
3 5 (4.55%) RFID
3 5 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (4.55%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.91%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.55%) Big Data
3 3 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.82%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.91%) Lumira
5 1 (0.91%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) JIRA
2 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.82%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.91%) LSMW
4 1 (0.91%) MorphX
4 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (28.18%) Finance
2 24 (21.82%) Manufacturing
3 13 (11.82%) Retail
4 6 (5.45%) Advertising
4 6 (5.45%) Automotive
5 2 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (21.82%) Project Manager
2 19 (17.27%) Architect
3 13 (11.82%) Consultant
4 12 (10.91%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (10.00%) Analyst
6 9 (8.18%) ERP Manager
7 8 (7.27%) Programme Manager
8 7 (6.36%) Administrator
8 7 (6.36%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.45%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) Developer
10 5 (4.55%) ERP Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) ERP Project Manager
11 4 (3.64%) ERP Business Analyst
11 4 (3.64%) Implementation Manager
11 4 (3.64%) Migration Manager
11 4 (3.64%) Oracle Project Manager
11 4 (3.64%) Sage Consultant
11 4 (3.64%) Test Manager
12 3 (2.73%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.82%) CSS
3 2 (1.82%) HTML
3 2 (1.82%) Web Services
3 2 (1.82%) XML
4 1 (0.91%) Ajax
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.91%) EDI
4 1 (0.91%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.91%) jQuery
4 1 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) SCADA
2 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.73%) iSeries
2 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
3 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.91%) e-Learning
3 1 (0.91%) FMCG
3 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.36%) Windows
1 7 (6.36%) Windows Server
1 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (0.91%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) Project Management
2 14 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (10.00%) Migration
5 10 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (7.27%) Change Management
7 8 (7.27%) Data Migration
7 8 (7.27%) Logistics
8 7 (6.36%) Data Acquisition
8 7 (6.36%) ITIL
8 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.36%) Waterfall
9 6 (5.45%) Hardware Maintenance
9 6 (5.45%) Project Planning
10 5 (4.55%) Business Analysis
10 5 (4.55%) Data Management
10 5 (4.55%) Data Security
10 5 (4.55%) Security Management
10 5 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.45%) SQL
2 3 (2.73%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.82%) RPG
4 1 (0.91%) C
4 1 (0.91%) C#
4 1 (0.91%) Java
4 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.91%) RPG/400
4 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.91%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.91%) APMP
3 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.91%) ISEB
3 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.91%) PMP
3 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) PMO
2 3 (2.73%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (24.55%) Oracle
2 22 (20.00%) SAP
3 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.36%) Sage
4 6 (5.45%) Citrix
4 6 (5.45%) JD Edwards
4 6 (5.45%) VMware
5 4 (3.64%) Infor
6 3 (2.73%) MAPICS
7 2 (1.82%) Ariba
7 2 (1.82%) Google
7 2 (1.82%) JDA
7 2 (1.82%) Remedy
8 1 (0.91%) Casewise
8 1 (0.91%) Epicor
8 1 (0.91%) Informatica
8 1 (0.91%) QAD
8 1 (0.91%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.91%) Siemens
8 1 (0.91%) Wonderware