The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 13 21 7
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing SAP 11 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.33% 6.57% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 16.42% 11.20% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 8
Average daily rate
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£440 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £310 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £510 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+51.42% -12.50%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
67 125 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 50.76% 58.69% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 27
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

SAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SAP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SAP
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAP across the Chester region.

SAP Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP across the Chester region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

SAP Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

SAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAP across the Chester region.

SAP Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 15 (65.22%) DB2
2 8 (34.78%) NetWeaver
2 8 (34.78%) SAP Basis
3 7 (30.43%) IBM
3 7 (30.43%) Project Management
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 6 (26.09%) CRM
4 6 (26.09%) SAP CRM
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (13.04%) PowerHA
6 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
6 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 3 (13.04%) SAP XI
6 3 (13.04%) AIX
6 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.04%) SAP BW
7 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
7 2 (8.70%) HP
7 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.70%) ERP
7 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
7 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Change Management
7 2 (8.70%) HPUX
7 2 (8.70%) DSDM
7 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
7 2 (8.70%) UNIX

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (34.78%) NetWeaver
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) SAP CRM
2 2 (8.70%) SAP PM
2 2 (8.70%) SAP BPC
3 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) DB2
2 3 (13.04%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) OLAP
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) SAP Basis Specialist
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Basis Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) PMO Lead
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) SAP Basis
2 3 (13.04%) SAP XI
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) AIX
2 2 (8.70%) HPUX
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) CRM
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) DSDM
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) People Management
5 2 (8.70%) Change Control
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.35%) ABAP
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) IBM
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) HP