The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 29 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing SAP 11 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.30% 10.60% 9.38%
As % of the Vendors category 9.09% 20.00% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate £290 £463 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.29% +12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £433 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £493 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £26.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.42% +48.57%
Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
121 80 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 47.27% 52.98% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 10
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £465 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
SAP
Cheshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 10 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (30.00%) ERP
3 9 (30.00%) Project Management
4 7 (23.33%) SAP BW
4 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
4 7 (23.33%) Programme Management
5 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (16.67%) ITIL
6 5 (16.67%) UNIX
6 5 (16.67%) AIX
6 5 (16.67%) Java
6 5 (16.67%) SQL
7 4 (13.33%) SAP SEM
7 4 (13.33%) SAP XI
7 4 (13.33%) DB2
7 4 (13.33%) NetWeaver
7 4 (13.33%) PowerHA
8 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
8 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (10.00%) IBM
8 3 (10.00%) HP
8 3 (10.00%) Linux
8 3 (10.00%) Service Management
9 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 2 (6.67%) Change Management
9 2 (6.67%) Data Management
9 2 (6.67%) Finance
9 2 (6.67%) HPUX

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (13.33%) NetWeaver
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) SAP SEM
2 1 (3.33%) CA Clarity
2 1 (3.33%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SAP BW
2 4 (13.33%) DB2
3 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 7 (23.33%) ERP Manager
3 6 (20.00%) Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Manager
5 4 (13.33%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Migration Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Programme Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (3.33%) UNIX Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Data Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) SAP XI
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.33%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) UNIX
1 5 (16.67%) AIX
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) HPUX
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Migration
1 10 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (30.00%) ERP
2 9 (30.00%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
3 7 (23.33%) Programme Management
4 5 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Change Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 1 (3.33%) Budget Control
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.33%) Master Data Management
7 1 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Java
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) PowerHA
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (3.33%) BMC
3 1 (3.33%) CA
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
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