The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP over the 3 months to 16 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 Midlands 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing SAP 50 47 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.92% 22.27% 12.75%
As % of the Vendors category 47.62% 38.21% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 8
Average daily rate £410 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £490 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £608
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 £22.00 £26.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +48.57%
Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
105 123 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 50.24% 58.29% 48.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 30
Average daily rate £425 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £26.50 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
SAP
England

SAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

SAP Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SAP
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SAP Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

SAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SAP Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

SAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SAP Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 24 (19.83%) SAP Implementation
2 22 (18.18%) Migration
3 19 (15.70%) Project Management
4 18 (14.88%) QA
5 17 (14.05%) Data Migration
6 16 (13.22%) Finance
7 14 (11.57%) SAP FI
7 14 (11.57%) CRM
7 14 (11.57%) Billing
8 13 (10.74%) Manufacturing
9 12 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (9.09%) SAP CRM
10 11 (9.09%) ERP
11 10 (8.26%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (8.26%) SAP CO
11 10 (8.26%) Data Management
12 9 (7.44%) Integration Testing
12 9 (7.44%) Service Delivery
12 9 (7.44%) SAP MM
12 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (6.61%) SAP SD
13 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
13 8 (6.61%) ABAP
13 8 (6.61%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.61%) Master Data Management
14 7 (5.79%) SAP MDM
14 7 (5.79%) Change Management
14 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
15 6 (4.96%) SAP PP
15 6 (4.96%) SAP BW

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (11.57%) SAP FI
2 11 (9.09%) SAP CRM
3 10 (8.26%) SAP FI/CO
3 10 (8.26%) SAP CO
4 9 (7.44%) SAP MM
5 8 (6.61%) SAP SD
6 7 (5.79%) SAP MDM
7 6 (4.96%) SAP PP
7 6 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (4.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (3.31%) SAP EHS
9 4 (3.31%) SAP PM
10 3 (2.48%) SAP QM
11 2 (1.65%) SAP HR
11 2 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (1.65%) SAP SCM
11 2 (1.65%) ResourceLink
11 2 (1.65%) SAP ERP
11 2 (1.65%) SAP IS-U
12 1 (0.83%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) DWDM
2 1 (0.83%) MPLS
2 1 (0.83%) OSPF
2 1 (0.83%) BGP
2 1 (0.83%) RTP
2 1 (0.83%) H.323
2 1 (0.83%) Firewall
2 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.83%) Wireless
2 1 (0.83%) Frame Relay
2 1 (0.83%) IPsec
2 1 (0.83%) WiMAX
2 1 (0.83%) VSAT
2 1 (0.83%) ATM
2 1 (0.83%) LAN
2 1 (0.83%) SDH
2 1 (0.83%) VoIP
2 1 (0.83%) WLAN
2 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) SAP BW
2 4 (3.31%) SAP BI
2 4 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.83%) Xcelsius
4 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.83%) OLAP
4 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (4.96%) LSMW
2 1 (0.83%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 14 (11.57%) Billing
3 13 (10.74%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.48%) Back Office
5 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.48%) Automotive
5 3 (2.48%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (27.27%) Consultant
1 33 (27.27%) SAP Consultant
2 22 (18.18%) SAP Manager
3 17 (14.05%) Project Manager
4 13 (10.74%) Architect
5 11 (9.09%) Analyst
6 10 (8.26%) SAP Architect
7 8 (6.61%) SAP Project Manager
8 7 (5.79%) CRM Project Manager
8 7 (5.79%) CRM Manager
8 7 (5.79%) Integration Architect
9 6 (4.96%) Management Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Manager
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (4.13%) SAP Analyst
11 4 (3.31%) Head of Data Management
11 4 (3.31%) SAP BW Consultant
11 4 (3.31%) Senior SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.65%) Web Services
1 2 (1.65%) XML
1 2 (1.65%) XML Schema
1 2 (1.65%) Web Dynpro
1 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (0.83%) SAP XI
2 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.96%) Social Media
2 1 (0.83%) iPad
2 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.83%) PKI
2 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (0.83%) Data Conversion
2 1 (0.83%) Data Extraction
2 1 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.83%) AIX
1 1 (0.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.83%) SAP Implementation
2 22 (18.18%) Migration
3 19 (15.70%) Project Management
4 17 (14.05%) Data Migration
5 14 (11.57%) CRM
6 12 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (9.09%) ERP
8 10 (8.26%) Data Management
9 9 (7.44%) Integration Testing
9 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.44%) Service Delivery
10 8 (6.61%) Master Data Management
10 8 (6.61%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.79%) Change Management
12 6 (4.96%) Validation
12 6 (4.96%) ITIL
12 6 (4.96%) Data Cleansing
12 6 (4.96%) Data Validation
13 5 (4.13%) Data Architecture
13 5 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.61%) ABAP
2 2 (1.65%) Java
2 2 (1.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.31%) Degree
2 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) CCIE
3 1 (0.83%) CCNP
3 1 (0.83%) CCDP
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.88%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.96%) Siebel
3 4 (3.31%) Business Objects
3 4 (3.31%) Adobe
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle
4 3 (2.48%) IBM
5 2 (1.65%) HP
6 1 (0.83%) Nortel
6 1 (0.83%) Citrix
6 1 (0.83%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.83%) Primavera
6 1 (0.83%) OPNET
6 1 (0.83%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco