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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 31 31 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing SAP 39 45 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.86% 4.93% 7.53%
As % of the Vendors category 10.48% 11.11% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 32
Average daily rate
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£433 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £520 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.45 £17.33 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +8.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.37 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.29% -38.78%
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
372 405 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.33% 44.36% 50.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 177 232
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £228 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 21
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.21 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.77 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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
Chester +9 11 £440 +12.10%
Warrington -18 5 £488 +87.50% 4
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
SAP
North West

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 21 (25.93%) DB2
1 21 (25.93%) Finance
2 15 (18.52%) Oracle
3 14 (17.28%) Project Management
4 13 (16.05%) Manufacturing
5 12 (14.81%) Migration
5 12 (14.81%) ERP
6 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.35%) IBM
7 10 (12.35%) CRM
7 10 (12.35%) SAP EWM
8 9 (11.11%) SAP BW
8 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 9 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (11.11%) SAP CRM
8 9 (11.11%) SAP Basis
9 8 (9.88%) MS Visio
9 8 (9.88%) NetWeaver
9 8 (9.88%) ABAP
9 8 (9.88%) SAP ERP
10 7 (8.64%) Validation
11 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
11 6 (7.41%) SQL
11 6 (7.41%) MS Project
11 6 (7.41%) SAP Certification
11 6 (7.41%) Data Migration
11 6 (7.41%) Data Cleansing
11 6 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 8 (9.88%) NetWeaver
2 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.47%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.88%) MS Visio
3 6 (7.41%) MS Project
3 6 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.94%) MS Office
5 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (12.35%) SAP EWM
2 9 (11.11%) SAP CRM
3 8 (9.88%) SAP ERP
4 5 (6.17%) SAP BPC
5 3 (3.70%) SAP PM
5 3 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (3.70%) SAP HR
6 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.23%) SAP HCM
6 1 (1.23%) SAP SD
6 1 (1.23%) SAP APO
6 1 (1.23%) SAP MM
6 1 (1.23%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) FTP
2 1 (1.23%) SMTP
2 1 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.93%) DB2
2 9 (11.11%) SAP BW
3 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.17%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (6.17%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.94%) SAP HANA
5 4 (4.94%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.47%) MS Access
7 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.23%) Big Data
8 1 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.23%) BODI
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.23%) QlikView
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) LSMW
General
1 21 (25.93%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Manufacturing
3 9 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) French Language
4 1 (1.23%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Analyst
2 11 (13.58%) Consultant
3 10 (12.35%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.64%) SAP Consultant
4 7 (8.64%) Architect
5 6 (7.41%) Data Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) SAP Manager
6 5 (6.17%) SAP Basis Specialist
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Project Manager
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Manager
7 4 (4.94%) PMO Lead
8 3 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Administrator
8 3 (3.70%) Implementation Manager
8 3 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Business Objects Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) SAP Basis
2 4 (4.94%) .NET
3 3 (3.70%) SAP XI
4 2 (2.47%) BAPI
5 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.23%) JDBC
5 1 (1.23%) SOAP
5 1 (1.23%) Web Services
5 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.47%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.94%) UNIX
1 4 (4.94%) AIX
1 4 (4.94%) HPUX
2 3 (3.70%) Linux
3 2 (2.47%) SUSE
4 1 (1.23%) Windows
4 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) Project Management
2 12 (14.81%) Migration
2 12 (14.81%) ERP
3 10 (12.35%) CRM
4 9 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.64%) Validation
6 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 6 (7.41%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (6.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (6.17%) Capacity Management
7 5 (6.17%) Data Validation
7 5 (6.17%) Data Mapping
8 4 (4.94%) EAM
8 4 (4.94%) Resource Management
8 4 (4.94%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.94%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) ABAP
2 6 (7.41%) SQL
3 4 (4.94%) Java
4 3 (3.70%) VB
5 2 (2.47%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.23%) C
6 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) SAP Certification
2 2 (2.47%) ISEB
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
1 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Oracle
2 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.35%) IBM
4 5 (6.17%) RedPrairie
4 5 (6.17%) Veeam
4 5 (6.17%) Becrypt
4 5 (6.17%) Citrix
4 5 (6.17%) Adobe
4 5 (6.17%) CA
4 5 (6.17%) JDA
4 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.17%) Business Objects
4 5 (6.17%) VMware
4 5 (6.17%) Symantec
4 5 (6.17%) McAfee
4 5 (6.17%) Sophos
5 4 (4.94%) JD Edwards
5 4 (4.94%) HP
6 2 (2.47%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.47%) Ariba