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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 52 31 12
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -19
Contract jobs citing SAP 15 42 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.94% 5.30% 9.91%
As % of the Vendors category 4.26% 12.35% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 39
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£450 £440 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £324 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £477 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
- +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +6.02%
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
352 340 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.54% 42.88% 50.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 148 166
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 33
Average hourly rate £18.13 £34.06 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.76% +70.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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
Chester +3 4 £400 - 1
Warrington -13 4 £394 -10.51% 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - - 4
Runcorn - - - -
SAP
North West

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 8 (18.18%) Finance
3 7 (15.91%) Java
3 7 (15.91%) ERP
4 6 (13.64%) SQL
4 6 (13.64%) DB2
4 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (13.64%) SAP BW
4 6 (13.64%) Manufacturing
4 6 (13.64%) Migration
5 5 (11.36%) Resource Management
5 5 (11.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (11.36%) SAP CO
5 5 (11.36%) Business Analysis
5 5 (11.36%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (11.36%) IBM
5 5 (11.36%) JD Edwards
5 5 (11.36%) .NET
5 5 (11.36%) SAP FI
6 4 (9.09%) Project Management
6 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 4 (9.09%) ETL
6 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 4 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Data Mapping
7 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.82%) Syclo
7 3 (6.82%) Capacity Management

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.27%) Commerce Server
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) SAP FI
1 5 (11.36%) SAP CO
1 5 (11.36%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (11.36%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (6.82%) SAP PM
3 2 (4.55%) SAP HR
4 1 (2.27%) SAP SD
4 1 (2.27%) SAP MM
4 1 (2.27%) SAP PP
4 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (2.27%) Maximo
4 1 (2.27%) Exchequer
4 1 (2.27%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (2.27%) SAP Business One
4 1 (2.27%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) GSM
1 1 (2.27%) UMTS
1 1 (2.27%) SMTP
1 1 (2.27%) FTP
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) DB2
1 6 (13.64%) SAP BW
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.55%) DTS
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.55%) QlikView
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.27%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.27%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.27%) LSMW
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Electronics
5 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Consultant
2 14 (31.82%) SAP Consultant
3 12 (27.27%) Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) SAP Manager
5 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 4 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) SAP Test Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Test Programme Manager
7 3 (6.82%) SAP Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Business Objects Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) SAP Programme Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Programme Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) SAP BW Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) JDBC
2 1 (2.27%) SOAP
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) SAP XI
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) DTV
2 1 (2.27%) Life Science
2 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) AIX
2 2 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Solaris
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) ERP
2 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (13.64%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Business Analysis
3 5 (11.36%) Resource Management
4 4 (9.09%) Project Management
4 4 (9.09%) ETL
4 4 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (6.82%) Data Mapping
5 3 (6.82%) Capacity Management
5 3 (6.82%) Functional Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.82%) UML
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.55%) Business Development
6 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.55%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) Java
2 6 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.55%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) MBA
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) GxP
2 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) IBM
2 5 (11.36%) JD Edwards
3 3 (6.82%) Business Objects
3 3 (6.82%) Syclo
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) Ariba
5 1 (2.27%) Cognos
5 1 (2.27%) Sage
5 1 (2.27%) webMethods
5 1 (2.27%) ATG
5 1 (2.27%) hybris
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