The first table below looks at the demand for SAP XI skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP XI over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI)
Rank 67 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing SAP XI 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.06% 0.59% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £318 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £446 £450
% change year-on-year
-24.36% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
194 169 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.10% 22.35% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 89 113
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.77 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £34.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
SAP XI
North West

SAP XI
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP XI across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SAP XI Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SAP XI
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAP XI across the Cheshire region.

SAP XI Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SAP XI
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SAP XI also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAP XI.

1 7 (100.00%) SAP
1 7 (100.00%) SAP BW
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) DB2
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) NetWeaver
3 5 (71.43%) IBM
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) SAP Basis
6 2 (28.57%) ABAP
6 2 (28.57%) ERP
7 1 (14.29%) SLA
7 1 (14.29%) UNIX
7 1 (14.29%) CRM
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (14.29%) Change Management
7 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (14.29%) SAP Certification
7 1 (14.29%) CA
7 1 (14.29%) SAP APO
7 1 (14.29%) Project Management
7 1 (14.29%) CA Clarity
7 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
7 1 (14.29%) QA
7 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
7 1 (14.29%) Time Management
7 1 (14.29%) SAP HANA

SAP XI
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SAP XI also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAP XI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP APO
1 1 (14.29%) CA Clarity
1 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SAP BW
2 6 (85.71%) DB2
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) SAP HANA
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) SAP Basis
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) CA
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