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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 54 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -9
Contract jobs citing SAP 15 50 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.09% 5.52% 7.45%
As % of the Vendors category 4.37% 13.55% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 25
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£445 £440 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £322 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £507 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.15 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% +18.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £44.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-56.81% +155.07%
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
343 369 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.77% 40.77% 47.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 166 170
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 34
Average hourly rate £18.13 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.54% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £44.90 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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 January 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
Warrington -12 6 £482 +9.60% 1
Chester -1 4 £481 +6.94% 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
SAP
North West

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (25.93%) DB2
2 13 (24.07%) Oracle
3 10 (18.52%) Migration
4 8 (14.81%) Finance
5 7 (12.96%) IBM
5 7 (12.96%) Java
5 7 (12.96%) ERP
6 6 (11.11%) SQL
6 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (11.11%) SAP BW
6 6 (11.11%) Capacity Management
6 6 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (9.26%) PowerHA
7 5 (9.26%) Resource Management
7 5 (9.26%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (9.26%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
7 5 (9.26%) Manufacturing
7 5 (9.26%) JD Edwards
7 5 (9.26%) MS Visio
7 5 (9.26%) .NET
8 4 (7.41%) ETL
8 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
8 4 (7.41%) Business Objects
8 4 (7.41%) Project Management
8 4 (7.41%) NetWeaver
8 4 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (7.41%) SAP PM
8 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (7.41%) NetWeaver
2 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.70%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.85%) MS Project
4 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (7.41%) SAP PM
3 3 (5.56%) SAP HR
4 2 (3.70%) SAP FI
4 2 (3.70%) SAP CRM
4 2 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (3.70%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.85%) SAP EWM
5 1 (1.85%) SAP Business One
5 1 (1.85%) SAP SRM
5 1 (1.85%) SAP BPC
5 1 (1.85%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.85%) Exchequer
5 1 (1.85%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.85%) SAP PP
5 1 (1.85%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) GSM
1 1 (1.85%) UMTS
1 1 (1.85%) SMTP
1 1 (1.85%) FTP
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) DB2
2 6 (11.11%) SAP BW
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (5.56%) SAP HANA
5 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.70%) DTS
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) QlikView
6 1 (1.85%) Big Data
6 1 (1.85%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.85%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 12 (22.22%) Consultant
3 11 (20.37%) SAP Consultant
4 8 (14.81%) Architect
5 6 (11.11%) SAP Manager
6 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Test Manager
7 4 (7.41%) SAP Test Manager
7 4 (7.41%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Test Programme Manager
8 3 (5.56%) SAP Architect
8 3 (5.56%) SAP Programme Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Business Objects Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Programme Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.85%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.85%) JDBC
3 1 (1.85%) SOAP
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Life Science
2 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) AIX
2 2 (3.70%) UNIX
3 1 (1.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Solaris
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Migration
2 7 (12.96%) ERP
3 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 6 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (9.26%) Resource Management
4 5 (9.26%) Data Cleansing
4 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) ETL
5 4 (7.41%) Project Management
5 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 3 (5.56%) Line Management
6 3 (5.56%) Data Validation
6 3 (5.56%) Data Mapping
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 3 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.56%) Validation
6 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) Java
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.85%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) MBA
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.85%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) IBM
3 5 (9.26%) JD Edwards
4 4 (7.41%) Business Objects
5 3 (5.56%) Syclo
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.70%) Ariba
7 1 (1.85%) webMethods
7 1 (1.85%) Sage