The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 26 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing SAP 20 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.55% 0.49% 1.60%
As % of the Vendors category 10.64% 1.75% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 2
Average daily rate
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£440 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.12 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £49.05 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-61.26% +180.28%
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 Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
188 57 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 42.73% 27.80% 47.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 20 78
Average daily rate £338 £300 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £146 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £643 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 12
Average hourly rate £32.52 £15.50 £19.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.80% -22.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £14.78 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.70 £15.50 £29.25
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 Lancashire

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

SAP Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SAP
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SAP Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SAP Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

SAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SAP Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SAP
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Preston - 12 £440 -
Chorley - 2 - - 1
Ormskirk - - - - 2
Accrington - - - -
SAP
North West

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (36.00%) SAP HR
3 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) SaaS
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
6 4 (16.00%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (12.00%) General Ledger
7 3 (12.00%) Migration
7 3 (12.00%) Web Dynpro
7 3 (12.00%) Dell
7 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (12.00%) SQL
7 3 (12.00%) ABAP
7 3 (12.00%) SAS
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.00%) Adobe
8 2 (8.00%) Java
8 2 (8.00%) Perl
8 2 (8.00%) Python
8 2 (8.00%) VBA
8 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.00%) Software AG
8 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (8.00%) webMethods
8 2 (8.00%) SAP FI
8 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
8 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (8.00%) SAP CO
8 2 (8.00%) Degree

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (12.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (36.00%) SAP HR
2 2 (8.00%) SAP FI
2 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (8.00%) SAP CO
2 2 (8.00%) ResourceLink
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (4.00%) SAP HCM
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (4.00%) SAP PP
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) SaaS
2 4 (16.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) LSMW
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Consultant
2 5 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Trainer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Architect
5 2 (8.00%) IT Trainer
5 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Services Delivery Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) SAP HCM Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Accountant
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Financials Developer
6 1 (4.00%) ABAP Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) SAP PP Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Trainer
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (4.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Life Science
2 1 (4.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Migration
2 2 (8.00%) Workflow
2 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (8.00%) Cash Management
3 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.00%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Time Management
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (4.00%) Project Management
3 1 (4.00%) CRM
3 1 (4.00%) ERP
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
1 3 (12.00%) ABAP
2 2 (8.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) Perl
2 2 (8.00%) Python
2 2 (8.00%) VBA
2 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CIMA
4 1 (4.00%) ACCA
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Dell
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.00%) Adobe
2 2 (8.00%) Software AG
2 2 (8.00%) webMethods
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Compaq