Period
to 16 November 2018

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 6 months to 16 November 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 65 88
Rank change year-on-year -30 +23 -30
Contract jobs citing ERP 115 143 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.23% 2.97% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 3.54% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 93 101
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -11.24%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £188
90th Percentile £592 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £29.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.32% +96.67% -53.85%
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.95 £13.30
90th Percentile £13.00 £44.25 £15.40
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £26.88
% change year-on-year +72.84% -24.65% -16.02%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,434 4,039 5,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.06% 83.90% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,712 2,584 3,152
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 140 153
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £24.99 £17.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.57% +45.97% -14.40%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.25 £10.61
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.75 £39.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

ERP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing ERP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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 6 months to 16 November 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
Birmingham -7 51 £400 -20.00% 65
Warwickshire +16 15 £488 -21.21% 16
Staffordshire 0 13 £390 -11.36% 7
Shropshire -46 8 £450 +5.88% 6
Coventry -17 5 £450 +2.86% 3
Solihull -5 4 £236 -37.89% 2
Worcestershire -8 2 - - 6
Wolverhampton -7 1 - - 1
ERP
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ERP.

1 46 (40.00%) SAP
2 38 (33.04%) Finance
3 32 (27.83%) Oracle
4 27 (23.48%) Microsoft
5 19 (16.52%) Manufacturing
6 15 (13.04%) Management Information System
6 15 (13.04%) SQL
6 15 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (11.30%) Migration
8 13 (11.30%) Project Management
9 12 (10.43%) Sage
9 12 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (9.57%) SuccessFactors
11 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
11 10 (8.70%) Advertising
11 10 (8.70%) Retail
11 10 (8.70%) Degree
11 10 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (7.83%) FMCG
12 9 (7.83%) Logistics
12 9 (7.83%) XML
12 9 (7.83%) Windows
12 9 (7.83%) MS Visio
13 8 (6.96%) C#
13 8 (6.96%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (6.96%) Six Sigma
13 8 (6.96%) Legal

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 8 (6.96%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.74%) CMS
2 2 (1.74%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.87%) Apache
3 1 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.87%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Sage X3
2 7 (6.09%) SAP ERP
3 6 (5.22%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (4.35%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (3.48%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (3.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (3.48%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 4 (3.48%) SAP CO
5 4 (3.48%) SAP FI
5 4 (3.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (3.48%) SAP GRC
5 4 (3.48%) SAP PS
6 3 (2.61%) Infor M3
6 3 (2.61%) NetSuite
7 2 (1.74%) Lawson
7 2 (1.74%) Sage 200
7 2 (1.74%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.87%) Movex
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.87%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.57%) SuccessFactors
2 7 (6.09%) SaaS
3 6 (5.22%) PaaS
4 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.74%) Azure Functions
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.74%) Serverless
5 2 (1.74%) Taleo
6 1 (0.87%) Office 365
6 1 (0.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) Internet
2 4 (3.48%) Firewall
3 2 (1.74%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.87%) LAN
4 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) SAP HANA
3 5 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.87%) MS Access
6 1 (0.87%) MySQL
6 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.87%) QlikView
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.61%) JIRA
3 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.87%) MSTest
General
1 38 (33.04%) Finance
2 19 (16.52%) Manufacturing
3 10 (8.70%) Advertising
3 10 (8.70%) Retail
4 8 (6.96%) Legal
5 6 (5.22%) Back Office
6 1 (0.87%) Automotive
6 1 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (24.35%) Analyst
2 20 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 19 (16.52%) Consultant
4 10 (8.70%) ERP Manager
4 10 (8.70%) Process Analyst
5 9 (7.83%) Developer
6 8 (6.96%) Architect
6 8 (6.96%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.96%) ERP Analyst
6 8 (6.96%) ERP Project Manager
7 7 (6.09%) Business Process Analyst
7 7 (6.09%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Sage Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) SAP Manager
9 4 (3.48%) ERP Business Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) IT Assistant
9 4 (3.48%) SAP CS Consultant
9 4 (3.48%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (7.83%) XML
3 5 (4.35%) .NET
3 5 (4.35%) WCF
4 4 (3.48%) SOAP
5 3 (2.61%) HTML
5 3 (2.61%) XSLT
6 2 (1.74%) CSS
6 2 (1.74%) EDI
6 2 (1.74%) EDIFACT
6 2 (1.74%) LDAP
6 2 (1.74%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.74%) OAuth
6 2 (1.74%) REST
6 2 (1.74%) RESTful
6 2 (1.74%) SAML
6 2 (1.74%) Web Services
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.87%) Apache CXF
7 1 (0.87%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.83%) FMCG
4 7 (6.09%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.61%) AS400
6 3 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.74%) SCADA
7 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.74%) User Experience
8 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.87%) Industry 4.0
8 1 (0.87%) iSeries
8 1 (0.87%) Robotics
8 1 (0.87%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.83%) Windows
2 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.87%) AIX
3 1 (0.87%) Linux
3 1 (0.87%) SUSE
3 1 (0.87%) Unix
3 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (11.30%) Migration
3 13 (11.30%) Project Management
4 12 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (7.83%) Logistics
7 8 (6.96%) Risk Management
7 8 (6.96%) Six Sigma
8 7 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.09%) Change Management
8 7 (6.09%) Contract Management
8 7 (6.09%) Lean Six Sigma
8 7 (6.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (6.09%) Process Improvement
8 7 (6.09%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.35%) Data Migration
9 5 (4.35%) Document Management
9 5 (4.35%) Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.04%) SQL
2 8 (6.96%) C#
3 4 (3.48%) ABAP
4 2 (1.74%) C
5 1 (0.87%) C++
5 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.87%) RPG
5 1 (0.87%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.87%) RPG/400
5 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) Degree
2 4 (3.48%) CISA
2 4 (3.48%) CISM
2 4 (3.48%) HNC
2 4 (3.48%) HND
3 2 (1.74%) ISEB
3 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.87%) MCP
4 1 (0.87%) MCSA
4 1 (0.87%) MCSE
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) ISO 14001
1 7 (6.09%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.48%) IFRS
2 4 (3.48%) QA
2 4 (3.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.61%) PMO
4 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.74%) SLA
5 1 (0.87%) GDPR
5 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (0.87%) Nagios
2 1 (0.87%) Opsview
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (40.00%) SAP
2 32 (27.83%) Oracle
3 27 (23.48%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.43%) Sage
5 7 (6.09%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.74%) IBM
6 2 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.74%) Tableau
7 1 (0.87%) Ariba
7 1 (0.87%) Citrix
7 1 (0.87%) Cognos
7 1 (0.87%) Concur
7 1 (0.87%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.87%) Infor
7 1 (0.87%) Talend