The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Vendors 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 32 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Contract jobs citing SAP 43 96 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.05% 12.87% 8.92%
As % of the Vendors category 11.78% 25.53% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 56 24
Average daily rate £450 £466 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.48% +15.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £331 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +48.57%
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
365 376 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.84% 50.40% 54.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 169 187
Average daily rate £350 £363 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £234 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 11
Average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.67% +39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
SAP
North West

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -11 13 £440 -12.00%
Chester -16 11 £290 -
Crewe +8 3 £503 - 2
SAP
North West

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 23 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (22.83%) Oracle
3 18 (19.57%) Finance
4 16 (17.39%) Project Management
4 16 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 15 (16.30%) SAP BW
6 14 (15.22%) ERP
7 13 (14.13%) Migration
8 12 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (11.96%) ITIL
9 11 (11.96%) PRINCE2
9 11 (11.96%) Java
9 11 (11.96%) SQL
9 11 (11.96%) Resource Management
10 9 (9.78%) Programme Management
10 9 (9.78%) MS Office
10 9 (9.78%) NetWeaver
11 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
12 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
12 7 (7.61%) IBM
12 7 (7.61%) SAP XI
12 7 (7.61%) Validation
12 7 (7.61%) SAP BI
12 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
13 6 (6.52%) Service Management
13 6 (6.52%) Adobe
13 6 (6.52%) SLA
13 6 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (6.52%) AIX
13 6 (6.52%) UNIX

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (9.78%) NetWeaver
2 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.09%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) MS Office
2 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) SAP BPC
2 4 (4.35%) SAP SEM
2 4 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (3.26%) SAP CO
3 3 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (3.26%) SAP APO
3 3 (3.26%) SAP FI
3 3 (3.26%) SAP MM
3 3 (3.26%) SAP PP
3 3 (3.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.09%) SAP CS
4 1 (1.09%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.09%) SAP PLM
4 1 (1.09%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.09%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (1.09%) CA Clarity
4 1 (1.09%) SAP SRM
4 1 (1.09%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.09%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) SAN
2 3 (3.26%) DHCP
3 2 (2.17%) Firewall
3 2 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (1.09%) NAS
4 1 (1.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SAP BW
2 7 (7.61%) SAP BI
3 6 (6.52%) DB2
4 4 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.26%) SAP HANA
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.09%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) LSMW
1 1 (1.09%) SAP CE
1 1 (1.09%) NWDS
General
1 18 (19.57%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Automotive
3 3 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (22.83%) Consultant
2 18 (19.57%) SAP Consultant
3 16 (17.39%) Analyst
4 14 (15.22%) Programme Manager
5 10 (10.87%) Project Manager
6 9 (9.78%) ERP Manager
7 6 (6.52%) Senior Manager
7 6 (6.52%) Developer
7 6 (6.52%) SAP Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) SAP Manager
8 4 (4.35%) SAP Developer
9 3 (3.26%) SAP Support
9 3 (3.26%) Service Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Programme Manager
9 3 (3.26%) SAP Support Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Migration Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) SAP XI
2 4 (4.35%) .NET
3 2 (2.17%) SAP Basis
3 2 (2.17%) XML
3 2 (2.17%) XSLT
3 2 (2.17%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.09%) JSF
4 1 (1.09%) SAP BSP
4 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.09%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) Web Dynpro
4 1 (1.09%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.09%) CMDB
3 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) AIX
1 6 (6.52%) UNIX
2 5 (5.43%) Windows
3 3 (3.26%) Linux
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) HPUX
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
5 1 (1.09%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (17.39%) Project Management
3 14 (15.22%) ERP
4 13 (14.13%) Migration
5 12 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (11.96%) ITIL
6 11 (11.96%) PRINCE2
6 11 (11.96%) Resource Management
7 9 (9.78%) Programme Management
8 7 (7.61%) Validation
8 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.52%) Service Management
10 5 (5.43%) Change Management
11 4 (4.35%) Data Migration
11 4 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (4.35%) Business Analysis
11 4 (4.35%) Asset Management
11 4 (4.35%) Information Management
12 3 (3.26%) Data Management
12 3 (3.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) Java
1 11 (11.96%) SQL
2 3 (3.26%) ABAP
3 1 (1.09%) R
3 1 (1.09%) C
3 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.26%) SAP Certification
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 5 (5.43%) QA
3 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.35%) PowerHA
3 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Oracle
2 16 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.61%) IBM
4 6 (6.52%) Adobe
5 5 (5.43%) CA
5 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.43%) HP
5 5 (5.43%) VMware
6 4 (4.35%) Symantec
6 4 (4.35%) McAfee
6 4 (4.35%) Sophos
6 4 (4.35%) Citrix
6 4 (4.35%) Ariba
6 4 (4.35%) Veeam
6 4 (4.35%) Becrypt
7 3 (3.26%) Dell
8 2 (2.17%) Primavera
8 2 (2.17%) JD Edwards
8 2 (2.17%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.09%) Teradata