The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing SAP 44 64 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 29.53% 37.21% 19.01%
As % of the Vendors category 53.01% 62.75% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 19
Average daily rate
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£388 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £375 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £550 £610
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 £20.63 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -23.07%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
83 102 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 55.70% 59.30% 60.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 51
Average daily rate £375 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £339 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £28.00
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 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 19 (22.89%) Manufacturing
2 18 (21.69%) IBM
3 17 (20.48%) WebSphere
4 15 (18.07%) Java
5 11 (13.25%) ABAP
6 10 (12.05%) XML
6 10 (12.05%) Finance
6 10 (12.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 8 (9.64%) SQL
7 8 (9.64%) SAP FI
8 7 (8.43%) ERP
8 7 (8.43%) Middleware
8 7 (8.43%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (8.43%) SAP CO
9 6 (7.23%) Data Modelling
9 6 (7.23%) HTTP
9 6 (7.23%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.02%) DB2
10 5 (6.02%) Web Services
10 5 (6.02%) RAD
10 5 (6.02%) CRM
10 5 (6.02%) EDI
10 5 (6.02%) SAP HR
10 5 (6.02%) Automotive
10 5 (6.02%) Retail
10 5 (6.02%) Logistics
10 5 (6.02%) QA
11 4 (4.82%) JDBC
11 4 (4.82%) XSD
11 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 17 (20.48%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.41%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (2.41%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.20%) SAS
4 1 (1.20%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.20%) LiveCycle
Business Applications
1 8 (9.64%) SAP FI
2 7 (8.43%) SAP FI/CO
2 7 (8.43%) SAP CO
3 5 (6.02%) SAP HR
4 4 (4.82%) SAP CRM
4 4 (4.82%) SAP Retail
4 4 (4.82%) SAP HCM
4 4 (4.82%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (3.61%) SAP APO
5 3 (3.61%) SAP ERP
6 2 (2.41%) SAP EHS
7 1 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.20%) ENOVIA
7 1 (1.20%) SAP PM
7 1 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (1.20%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (1.20%) SAP SD
7 1 (1.20%) SAP MM
7 1 (1.20%) SAP PP
7 1 (1.20%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) SSL
3 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) DB2
2 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.61%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.61%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.61%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.20%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.20%) MaxDB
5 1 (1.20%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (1.20%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.20%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 4 (4.82%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 19 (22.89%) Manufacturing
2 10 (12.05%) Finance
3 5 (6.02%) Automotive
3 5 (6.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Billing
4 1 (1.20%) Front Office
4 1 (1.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) Consultant
2 24 (28.92%) SAP Consultant
3 23 (27.71%) Developer
4 13 (15.66%) Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) SAP Developer
6 7 (8.43%) ABAP Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Management Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) WebSphere Developer
8 5 (6.02%) SAP Manager
8 5 (6.02%) SAP Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 4 (4.82%) SAP Business Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) SAP Test Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 3 (3.61%) SAP Project Manager
10 3 (3.61%) Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.61%) SAP HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) XML
1 10 (12.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 7 (8.43%) Middleware
3 5 (6.02%) EDI
3 5 (6.02%) Web Services
4 4 (4.82%) SAP ALE
4 4 (4.82%) XSD
4 4 (4.82%) WSDL
4 4 (4.82%) XML Schema
4 4 (4.82%) JDBC
5 2 (2.41%) JSP
5 2 (2.41%) Servlets
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) .NET
5 2 (2.41%) J2EE
5 2 (2.41%) EJB
5 2 (2.41%) CSS
5 2 (2.41%) SAP Basis
5 2 (2.41%) XHTML
6 1 (1.20%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) Clustering
1 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.20%) IVR
2 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.20%) NHS
2 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.20%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) VMS
2 1 (1.20%) UNIX
2 1 (1.20%) Windows
2 1 (1.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.43%) ERP
2 6 (7.23%) Data Modelling
2 6 (7.23%) Integration Testing
3 5 (6.02%) RAD
3 5 (6.02%) CRM
3 5 (6.02%) Logistics
4 4 (4.82%) Information Management
4 4 (4.82%) Project Management
4 4 (4.82%) Migration
5 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.61%) OO
5 3 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (3.61%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.41%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.41%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (2.41%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.41%) MVC
6 2 (2.41%) Workflow
6 2 (2.41%) Validation
6 2 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) Java
2 11 (13.25%) ABAP
3 8 (9.64%) SQL
4 3 (3.61%) C
4 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.41%) C++
6 1 (1.20%) Perl
6 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.20%) VBA
6 1 (1.20%) Python
6 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.41%) ISEB
1 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.20%) PMP
2 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) IBM
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle
3 1 (1.20%) Sybase
3 1 (1.20%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.20%) Cognos
3 1 (1.20%) Trillium
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe
3 1 (1.20%) HP
3 1 (1.20%) Genesys
3 1 (1.20%) Informatica
3 1 (1.20%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.20%) Talend