Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 57 81
Rank change year-on-year -35 +24 -13
Contract jobs citing ERP 111 141 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.19% 3.27% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 3.92% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 100 99
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £444 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +26.79% -17.65%
10th Percentile £325 £312 £188
90th Percentile £625 £614 £578
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.52 £22.74 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.56% +74.92% -39.53%
10th Percentile £13.01 £15.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.62 £40.37 £15.00
England median hourly rate £31.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +43.18% +10.00% -12.09%

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 4,232 3,596 5,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.52% 83.43% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,535 2,277 2,972
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £251 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 122 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.75% +17.65% -24.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £33.25 £52.40 £39.30
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.51% - +8.60%

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 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ERP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 August 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 -20 57 £419 -6.94% 21
Staffordshire +4 12 £395 -7.06% 6
Warwickshire +4 10 £425 -29.17% 6
Coventry -24 6 £463 +13.85% 7
Worcestershire -11 4 £425 +125.17% 3
Solihull -14 4 £225 -51.35%
Shropshire -24 4 - - 1
Wolverhampton -3 3 £600 +60.00%
ERP
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 37 (33.33%) Oracle
2 34 (30.63%) SAP
3 31 (27.93%) Finance
4 30 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 22 (19.82%) SQL
6 18 (16.22%) Project Management
6 18 (16.22%) SQL Server
7 17 (15.32%) Migration
8 16 (14.41%) Oracle Fusion
9 15 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (12.61%) C#
11 13 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (10.81%) Sage
12 12 (10.81%) MS Visio
12 12 (10.81%) XML
12 12 (10.81%) Manufacturing
13 11 (9.91%) Advertising
13 11 (9.91%) Retail
13 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (9.01%) Lean Six Sigma
14 10 (9.01%) ISO 14001
14 10 (9.01%) Six Sigma
14 10 (9.01%) ISO 9001
15 9 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
15 9 (8.11%) FMCG
15 9 (8.11%) Logistics
15 9 (8.11%) SaaS

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 9 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.80%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.90%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.90%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (10.81%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (7.21%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (5.41%) NetSuite
4 6 (5.41%) Sage X3
5 5 (4.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (4.50%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 4 (3.60%) SAP MII
7 3 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (2.70%) Sage 200
8 2 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (1.80%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (1.80%) SAP Business One
8 2 (1.80%) SAP ERP
8 2 (1.80%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.90%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) SaaS
1 9 (8.11%) SuccessFactors
2 8 (7.21%) PaaS
3 7 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.70%) Azure Functions
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.70%) Serverless
5 2 (1.80%) Taleo
6 1 (0.90%) FinancialForce
6 1 (0.90%) Office 365
6 1 (0.90%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.80%) Firewall
1 2 (1.80%) SAN
2 1 (0.90%) LAN
2 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.31%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.50%) MS Access
4 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (2.70%) Power BI
6 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.70%) SAP HANA
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) EDMS
8 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.31%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.90%) MSTest
General
1 31 (27.93%) Finance
2 12 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 11 (9.91%) Advertising
3 11 (9.91%) Retail
4 3 (2.70%) Automotive
4 3 (2.70%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.80%) Back Office
5 2 (1.80%) Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.90%) Billing
6 1 (0.90%) Games
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Analyst
2 21 (18.92%) Consultant
3 18 (16.22%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.81%) Developer
5 11 (9.91%) ERP Manager
6 10 (9.01%) Process Analyst
7 9 (8.11%) Business Process Analyst
7 9 (8.11%) ERP Project Manager
8 8 (7.21%) Business Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) ERP Analyst
9 7 (6.31%) BizTalk Developer
10 6 (5.41%) Architect
10 6 (5.41%) Sage Consultant
11 4 (3.60%) Administrator
11 4 (3.60%) HR Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) Oracle Consultant
11 4 (3.60%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) Workstream Lead
12 3 (2.70%) Software Project Manager
12 3 (2.70%) Systems Accountant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (10.81%) XML
3 8 (7.21%) .NET
4 7 (6.31%) HTML
4 7 (6.31%) WCF
4 7 (6.31%) Web Services
5 6 (5.41%) EDI
5 6 (5.41%) SOAP
6 5 (4.50%) REST
6 5 (4.50%) XSLT
7 4 (3.60%) CSS
7 4 (3.60%) Middleware
8 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.70%) WSDL
9 2 (1.80%) EDIFACT
9 2 (1.80%) JSON
9 2 (1.80%) MSMQ
9 2 (1.80%) RESTful
10 1 (0.90%) Apache Camel
10 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.11%) FMCG
3 8 (7.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.90%) AS400
7 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.90%) iSeries
7 1 (0.90%) PMI
7 1 (0.90%) Tandem
7 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.21%) Windows
2 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.80%) Unix
4 1 (0.90%) AIX
4 1 (0.90%) Linux
4 1 (0.90%) SUSE
4 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.22%) Project Management
2 17 (15.32%) Migration
3 15 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (9.01%) Lean Six Sigma
5 10 (9.01%) Six Sigma
6 9 (8.11%) Logistics
6 9 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (7.21%) CRM
7 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.31%) Data Migration
8 7 (6.31%) Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (5.41%) Document Management
9 6 (5.41%) Process Improvement
10 5 (4.50%) Change Management
10 5 (4.50%) Quality Management
10 5 (4.50%) SOA
10 5 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.82%) SQL
2 14 (12.61%) C#
3 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.70%) XPath
4 2 (1.80%) VBA
5 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.90%) RPG
5 1 (0.90%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.90%) RPG/400
5 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (7.21%) Degree
2 6 (5.41%) HNC
2 6 (5.41%) HND
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.80%) CISA
4 2 (1.80%) CISM
5 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.90%) MCP
5 1 (0.90%) MCSA
5 1 (0.90%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) ISO 14001
1 10 (9.01%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.50%) QA
3 4 (3.60%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.60%) GDPR
4 3 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.80%) SLA
6 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (0.90%) Nagios
1 1 (0.90%) Opsview
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.90%) SCVMM
1 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (33.33%) Oracle
2 34 (30.63%) SAP
3 30 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.81%) Sage
5 8 (7.21%) JD Edwards
6 4 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.70%) Epicor
8 2 (1.80%) HP
8 2 (1.80%) Infor
9 1 (0.90%) Citrix
9 1 (0.90%) IFS
9 1 (0.90%) Progress
9 1 (0.90%) Talend
9 1 (0.90%) Xero