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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 41 28 10
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -18
Contract jobs citing SAP 40 42 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.09% 5.34% 12.08%
As % of the Vendors category 10.08% 11.51% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £530 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.43% +2.22%
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
397 365 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.63% 46.44% 51.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 159 130
Average daily rate £425 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £147 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 28
Average hourly rate £16.31 £12.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.44% -64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.55 £44.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Macclesfield +3 7 £450 -
Chester -11 4 £378 +21.93% 1
Alderley Edge - 4 - - 1
Warrington -14 1 - - 2
SAP
North West

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 17 (22.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 12 (15.79%) Workflow
4 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (13.16%) Manufacturing
5 10 (13.16%) ABAP
5 10 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (11.84%) SAP BW
6 9 (11.84%) SAP FI
6 9 (11.84%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (11.84%) SAP CO
7 8 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (10.53%) Business Objects
8 7 (9.21%) Oracle
8 7 (9.21%) Project Management
8 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (9.21%) QlikView
9 6 (7.89%) Information Management
9 6 (7.89%) SAP BI
9 6 (7.89%) Web Services
9 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
10 5 (6.58%) Informatica
11 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
11 4 (5.26%) Web Dynpro
11 4 (5.26%) Legal
11 4 (5.26%) ERP
11 4 (5.26%) ETL
11 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
11 4 (5.26%) .NET
11 4 (5.26%) Java

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.32%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.32%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.95%) MS Office
4 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.32%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (11.84%) SAP FI
1 9 (11.84%) SAP FI/CO
1 9 (11.84%) SAP CO
2 4 (5.26%) SAP HR
2 4 (5.26%) SAP APO
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.63%) SAP HCM
3 2 (2.63%) SAP MDM
4 1 (1.32%) Maximo
4 1 (1.32%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.32%) TrackWise
4 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.32%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (1.32%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (1.32%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.32%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) WebEx
2 1 (1.32%) GSM
2 1 (1.32%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SAP BW
2 8 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (9.21%) QlikView
4 6 (7.89%) SAP BI
5 4 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (5.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (5.26%) Xcelsius
6 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.63%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) LSMW
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 17 (22.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (13.16%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.26%) Legal
5 3 (3.95%) Banking
5 3 (3.95%) General Ledger
5 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.63%) Swedish Language
7 1 (1.32%) Local Government
7 1 (1.32%) Marketing
7 1 (1.32%) Retail
7 1 (1.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Consultant
2 23 (30.26%) SAP Consultant
3 22 (28.95%) Project Manager
4 15 (19.74%) Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Business Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) Developer
7 6 (7.89%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 6 (7.89%) SAP Manager
8 5 (6.58%) SAP Business Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) SAP Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Data Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) ABAP Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) SAP Workflow Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (3.95%) SAP BW Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Manager
10 3 (3.95%) SAP BI Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) Web Services
2 4 (5.26%) Web Dynpro
2 4 (5.26%) .NET
3 3 (3.95%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (3.95%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (1.32%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
4 1 (1.32%) SAP XI
4 1 (1.32%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Life Science
2 2 (2.63%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.32%) FMCG
3 1 (1.32%) User Experience
3 1 (1.32%) HACMP
3 1 (1.32%) DTV
3 1 (1.32%) GIS
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) AIX
1 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Workflow
2 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (9.21%) Project Management
4 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.89%) Information Management
6 4 (5.26%) ETL
6 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.26%) SAP Implementation
6 4 (5.26%) ERP
7 3 (3.95%) EAM
7 3 (3.95%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.95%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.95%) Data Mapping
8 2 (2.63%) Time Management
8 2 (2.63%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.63%) Coaching
8 2 (2.63%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (2.63%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) ABAP
2 4 (5.26%) Java
3 3 (3.95%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) CIPD
2 2 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) CCA
3 1 (1.32%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) GxP
2 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Business Objects
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) Informatica
4 4 (5.26%) Ariba
4 4 (5.26%) Syclo
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.32%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.32%) ATG
6 1 (1.32%) hybris
6 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.32%) Cognos
6 1 (1.32%) IBM