The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Merseyside 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 22 25 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing SAP 7 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.66% 3.88% 2.21%
As % of the Vendors category 7.78% 9.52% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £325 £438 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +118.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £26.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.42% +48.57%
Vendors Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
90 84 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 47.12% 40.78% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 50
Average daily rate £288 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.29% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £240 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £35.65 £21.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
SAP
North West

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (19.23%) Finance
1 5 (19.23%) SAP SD
2 4 (15.38%) SAP BW
3 3 (11.54%) SAP FI
3 3 (11.54%) SAP WM
3 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (11.54%) SAP CO
3 3 (11.54%) FMCG
3 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Solvency II
4 2 (7.69%) Demand Management
4 2 (7.69%) Data Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.69%) SAP XI
4 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) Logistics
4 2 (7.69%) General Ledger
4 2 (7.69%) LSMW
4 2 (7.69%) Automotive
4 2 (7.69%) DB2
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) Windows
5 1 (3.85%) CRM

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) SAP SD
2 3 (11.54%) SAP FI
2 3 (11.54%) SAP WM
2 3 (11.54%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (11.54%) SAP CO
3 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SAP BW
2 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.69%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) LSMW
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.85%) YouTrack
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) General Ledger
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Consultant
1 12 (46.15%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Change Manager
2 3 (11.54%) SAP WM Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) SAP SD Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) Data Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) SAP Manager
2 3 (11.54%) SAP Data Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) SAP Test Manager
3 2 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Management Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAP XI
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) FMCG
2 1 (3.85%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Migration
1 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
2 2 (7.69%) Demand Management
2 2 (7.69%) Data Architecture
2 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
2 2 (7.69%) Logistics
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.85%) CRM
3 1 (3.85%) ERP
3 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
3 1 (3.85%) MVC
3 1 (3.85%) Validation
3 1 (3.85%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
3 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (3.85%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C#
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
1 1 (3.85%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) IBM
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle
1 1 (3.85%) Casewise