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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 14 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing SAP 10 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.58% 7.41% 10.48%
As % of the Vendors category 15.38% 12.90% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
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£420 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £303 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £507 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £18.67 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+40.61% -40.26%
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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
65 124 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 49.24% 57.41% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 24
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 7
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.56 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £18.03 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.07 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 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 30 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 16 (72.73%) DB2
2 8 (36.36%) NetWeaver
3 7 (31.82%) IBM
3 7 (31.82%) SAP Basis
4 6 (27.27%) SAP CRM
4 6 (27.27%) CRM
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (18.18%) PowerHA
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (18.18%) Capacity Management
6 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) AIX
7 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (9.09%) SAP PM
8 2 (9.09%) Change Control
8 2 (9.09%) SAP BPC
8 2 (9.09%) QA
8 2 (9.09%) UNIX
8 2 (9.09%) HP
8 2 (9.09%) SAP BW
8 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
8 2 (9.09%) HPUX
8 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
8 2 (9.09%) SAP XI
8 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
9 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.55%) Change Management

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (36.36%) NetWeaver
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (27.27%) SAP CRM
2 2 (9.09%) SAP PM
2 2 (9.09%) SAP BPC
3 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.55%) OLAP
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) SAP Basis Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Basis Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) PMO Lead
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Architect
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) SAP Basis
2 2 (9.09%) SAP XI
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) DTV
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) AIX
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) CRM
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (18.18%) Capacity Management
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.55%) DSDM
6 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) People Management
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) IBM
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) HP