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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 33 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing SAP 15 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.30% 2.91% 2.66%
As % of the Vendors category 8.20% 8.47% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Average daily rate
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£550 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.12 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-27.67% +12.00%
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
183 59 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 40.22% 34.30% 44.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 25 81
Average daily rate £310 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 12
Average hourly rate £31.20 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.29% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £15.50 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -4 7 £450 -14.28%
Chorley -4 2 - -
Ormskirk - - - - 2
SAP
North West

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 20 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
3 17 (50.00%) SuccessFactors
4 16 (47.06%) SaaS
4 16 (47.06%) ResourceLink
5 14 (41.18%) Java
5 14 (41.18%) PL/SQL
5 14 (41.18%) SQL
5 14 (41.18%) Dell
6 13 (38.24%) Software AG
6 13 (38.24%) Shell Script
6 13 (38.24%) webMethods
6 13 (38.24%) Python
6 13 (38.24%) Perl
6 13 (38.24%) VBA
6 13 (38.24%) Degree
7 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
9 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
10 5 (14.71%) SAP HR
10 5 (14.71%) Finance
11 3 (8.82%) Web Dynpro
11 3 (8.82%) Adobe
11 3 (8.82%) ABAP
12 2 (5.88%) Project Management
12 2 (5.88%) SAP FI
12 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
12 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
12 2 (5.88%) Migration
12 2 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (47.06%) ResourceLink
2 5 (14.71%) SAP HR
3 2 (5.88%) SAP FI
3 2 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (5.88%) SAP CO
4 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.94%) SAP PP
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (2.94%) SAP HCM
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 17 (50.00%) SuccessFactors
2 16 (47.06%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) LSMW
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Architect
2 7 (20.59%) Integration Architect
2 7 (20.59%) Consultant
3 6 (17.65%) Developer
4 5 (14.71%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Trainer
5 3 (8.82%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.88%) IT Trainer
6 2 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) ABAP Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) SAP PP Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.94%) SAP Trainer
7 1 (2.94%) IT Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (2.94%) Ajax
2 1 (2.94%) SAP PI
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) J2EE
2 1 (2.94%) EJB
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
2 1 (2.94%) JDBC
2 1 (2.94%) JSP
2 1 (2.94%) Servlets
2 1 (2.94%) Struts
2 1 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) E-Learning
2 1 (2.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (5.88%) Workflow
1 2 (5.88%) Migration
1 2 (5.88%) Project Management
1 2 (5.88%) Cash Management
2 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
2 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
2 1 (2.94%) MVC
2 1 (2.94%) ITIL
2 1 (2.94%) UML
2 1 (2.94%) OO
2 1 (2.94%) RAD
2 1 (2.94%) CRM
2 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
2 1 (2.94%) Benchmarking
2 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
2 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
2 1 (2.94%) Time Management
2 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) Java
1 14 (41.18%) PL/SQL
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 13 (38.24%) VBA
2 13 (38.24%) Python
2 13 (38.24%) Shell Script
2 13 (38.24%) Perl
3 3 (8.82%) ABAP
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
3 13 (38.24%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Dell
2 13 (38.24%) Software AG
2 13 (38.24%) webMethods
3 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Adobe
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) Compaq
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) IBM