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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 27 34 18
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing SAP 39 39 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.95% 4.28% 7.39%
As % of the Vendors category 11.54% 9.26% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 27
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£440 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £325 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.13 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+43.57% -
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
338 421 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.89% 46.16% 53.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 191 250
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £231 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 28
Average hourly rate £16.92 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.37% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +6 13 £383 -19.47%
Warrington -4 6 £525 - 2
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
SAP
North West

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (26.92%) Finance
2 18 (23.08%) DB2
3 16 (20.51%) Project Management
4 15 (19.23%) Oracle
5 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
6 12 (15.38%) ERP
6 12 (15.38%) Manufacturing
7 11 (14.10%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (12.82%) Migration
8 10 (12.82%) SAP Basis
8 10 (12.82%) CRM
8 10 (12.82%) SAP EWM
9 9 (11.54%) ABAP
9 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 9 (11.54%) Validation
9 9 (11.54%) SAP CRM
10 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.26%) SAP BW
10 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (10.26%) IBM
10 8 (10.26%) SQL
10 8 (10.26%) SAP ERP
11 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (8.97%) Veeam
11 7 (8.97%) Becrypt
11 7 (8.97%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (8.97%) MS Office
11 7 (8.97%) Adobe
11 7 (8.97%) Citrix
11 7 (8.97%) CA

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (8.97%) NetWeaver
2 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.56%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.56%) Apache
3 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.97%) MS Office
2 7 (8.97%) MS Visio
3 6 (7.69%) MS Project
3 6 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (12.82%) SAP EWM
2 9 (11.54%) SAP CRM
3 8 (10.26%) SAP ERP
4 5 (6.41%) SAP BPC
5 3 (3.85%) SAP PM
6 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (1.28%) SAP HCM
7 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (1.28%) SAP MM
7 1 (1.28%) SAP PP
7 1 (1.28%) SAP HR
7 1 (1.28%) SAP SD
7 1 (1.28%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (1.28%) SAN
2 1 (1.28%) SMTP
2 1 (1.28%) DHCP
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.08%) DB2
2 8 (10.26%) SAP BW
3 7 (8.97%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.41%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (5.13%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (3.85%) SAP HANA
8 2 (2.56%) MS Access
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.28%) QlikView
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.28%) BODI
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.28%) OLAP
9 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) LSMW
General
1 21 (26.92%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 11 (14.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) French Language
5 1 (1.28%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 11 (14.10%) Analyst
2 11 (14.10%) Consultant
3 7 (8.97%) Senior Manager
3 7 (8.97%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (8.97%) Data Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Senior Project Manager
4 5 (6.41%) SAP Basis Specialist
4 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (6.41%) Developer
4 5 (6.41%) Architect
5 4 (5.13%) PMO Lead
5 4 (5.13%) SAP Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Business Objects Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Administrator
7 2 (2.56%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (2.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.82%) SAP Basis
2 4 (5.13%) SAP XI
3 3 (3.85%) .NET
4 2 (2.56%) BAPI
5 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.28%) JDBC
5 1 (1.28%) SOAP
5 1 (1.28%) Web Services
5 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.28%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.28%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) UNIX
1 4 (5.13%) HPUX
2 3 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) SUSE
3 2 (2.56%) Windows
3 2 (2.56%) AIX
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Project Management
2 12 (15.38%) ERP
3 10 (12.82%) Migration
3 10 (12.82%) CRM
4 9 (11.54%) Validation
5 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
8 5 (6.41%) Data Validation
8 5 (6.41%) Data Mapping
9 4 (5.13%) Change Management
9 4 (5.13%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.13%) Data Analysis
9 4 (5.13%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.13%) Resource Management
10 3 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.85%) Capacity Management
10 3 (3.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) ABAP
2 8 (10.26%) SQL
3 4 (5.13%) Java
4 3 (3.85%) VB
5 2 (2.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.28%) C
6 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) SAP Certification
2 3 (3.85%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.56%) ISEB
3 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.28%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) Oracle
2 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.26%) IBM
4 7 (8.97%) Veeam
4 7 (8.97%) Becrypt
4 7 (8.97%) Adobe
4 7 (8.97%) Citrix
4 7 (8.97%) CA
4 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
4 7 (8.97%) Symantec
4 7 (8.97%) McAfee
4 7 (8.97%) Sophos
4 7 (8.97%) VMware
5 5 (6.41%) RedPrairie
5 5 (6.41%) Business Objects
5 5 (6.41%) JDA
6 4 (5.13%) HP
7 3 (3.85%) JD Edwards
8 2 (2.56%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.56%) Ariba
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