The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 25 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SAP 9 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.37% 3.81% 3.85%
As % of the Vendors category 7.38% 9.38% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Average daily rate
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£600 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +25.00%
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%
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 Merseyside region.

Vendors Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
122 96 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 45.69% 40.68% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 51 34
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 11
Average hourly rate £11.75 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £12.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £21.20 £22.50
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 Merseyside

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

SAP Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SAP
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SAP Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SAP Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

SAP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Wirral +2 3 - - 1
Liverpool -13 2 - - 1
St Helens - 1 £500 -
SAP
North West

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) UNIX
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 3 (16.67%) Electronics
4 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Statistics
4 3 (16.67%) Marketing
4 3 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (16.67%) DTV
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) ERP
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) FMCG
5 2 (11.11%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) CIMA
5 2 (11.11%) Windows
5 2 (11.11%) Middleware
5 2 (11.11%) SAP SD
5 2 (11.11%) Information Management
5 2 (11.11%) Kalido
5 2 (11.11%) QA
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) E-business

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (11.11%) SAP SD
3 1 (5.56%) SAP PM
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
3 1 (5.56%) SAP R/3
3 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SAP BW
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (5.56%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) LSMW
General
1 6 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) Electronics
3 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Actuary
3 3 (16.67%) Pricing Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Master Data Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Service Continuity Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Data Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.56%) ETL Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Management Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Data Quality Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Statistics
1 3 (16.67%) DTV
2 2 (11.11%) FMCG
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) ERP
2 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) Information Management
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) E-business
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
1 1 (5.56%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CIMA
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) Kalido
3 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) Trillium
3 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (5.56%) Datanomic