The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within SAP AG.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 23 35 8
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -27
Contract jobs citing SAP 61 33 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.29% 4.11% 12.97%
As % of the Vendors category 13.65% 9.38% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 42
Average daily rate
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£403 £400 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.08 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.03% -1.58%
SAP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
447 352 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.08% 43.89% 49.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 154 143
Average daily rate £494 £320 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.29% -12.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 28
Average hourly rate £16.92 £12.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.36% -67.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

SAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SAP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SAP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SAP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

SAP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SAP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SAP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +4 9 £450 -
Alderley Edge -3 7 £253 -
Chester +4 4 £378 +21.93% 1
Warrington -13 3 - - 1
SAP
North West

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SAP 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.

1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 15 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 12 (16.00%) Workflow
4 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (13.33%) SAP BW
5 10 (13.33%) ABAP
6 9 (12.00%) SAP FI
6 9 (12.00%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (12.00%) SAP CO
7 8 (10.67%) Manufacturing
7 8 (10.67%) Oracle
7 8 (10.67%) Business Objects
7 8 (10.67%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (9.33%) QlikView
9 6 (8.00%) SAP BI
9 6 (8.00%) Project Management
9 6 (8.00%) Web Services
9 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.00%) Information Management
10 5 (6.67%) Java
10 5 (6.67%) Informatica
10 5 (6.67%) Syclo
11 4 (5.33%) Xcelsius
11 4 (5.33%) CIPD
11 4 (5.33%) SAP Implementation
11 4 (5.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 4 (5.33%) Ariba
11 4 (5.33%) ETL

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SAP 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.00%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.33%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.00%) MS Office
4 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (12.00%) SAP FI
1 9 (12.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 9 (12.00%) SAP CO
2 4 (5.33%) SAP APO
3 3 (4.00%) SAP HR
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (2.67%) SAP HCM
4 2 (2.67%) SAP PM
4 2 (2.67%) SAP MDM
5 1 (1.33%) Maximo
5 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.33%) TrackWise
5 1 (1.33%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.33%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (1.33%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (1.33%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) WebEx
2 1 (1.33%) GSM
2 1 (1.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) SAP BW
2 8 (10.67%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (9.33%) QlikView
4 6 (8.00%) SAP BI
5 4 (5.33%) Xcelsius
5 4 (5.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (5.33%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.67%) Data Mart
6 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.33%) DB2
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.33%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) LSMW
1 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 15 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (10.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) General Ledger
4 3 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Swedish Language
5 2 (2.67%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Local Government
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (33.33%) Consultant
2 24 (32.00%) SAP Consultant
3 22 (29.33%) Project Manager
4 12 (16.00%) Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) SAP Manager
7 6 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Agile Project Manager
8 4 (5.33%) SAP Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Data Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) ABAP Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) SAP Workflow Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (4.00%) SAP BW Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (4.00%) SAP Business Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Manager
9 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) SAP BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) Web Services
2 4 (5.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.33%) Web Dynpro
3 3 (4.00%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (4.00%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (1.33%) SAP XI
4 1 (1.33%) Middleware
4 1 (1.33%) MDX
4 1 (1.33%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.33%) DTV
2 1 (1.33%) HACMP
2 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.33%) GIS
2 1 (1.33%) User Experience
2 1 (1.33%) Life Science
2 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) AIX
2 1 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) Workflow
2 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (8.00%) Project Management
3 6 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.00%) Information Management
4 4 (5.33%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (5.33%) ETL
4 4 (5.33%) ERP
5 3 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.00%) EAM
5 3 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.00%) Data Mapping
6 2 (2.67%) Resource Management
6 2 (2.67%) Time Management
6 2 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.67%) Coaching
6 2 (2.67%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) ABAP
2 5 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (4.00%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) CIPD
2 3 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.33%) MBA
3 1 (1.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.33%) GxP
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Oracle
1 8 (10.67%) Business Objects
2 5 (6.67%) Informatica
2 5 (6.67%) Syclo
3 4 (5.33%) Ariba
4 2 (2.67%) IBM
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.33%) ATG
5 1 (1.33%) Cognos
5 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.33%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.33%) hybris