The first table below looks at the demand for SAP R/3 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP R/3 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 of the Business Applications category for the North West 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP R/3
Rank 137 112 125
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing SAP R/3 1 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.20% 0.33%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.35% 2.08% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate - £280 £548
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -48.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £439 £273
% change year-on-year
-8.83% +61.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
287 240 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.89% 9.80% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 135 152
Average daily rate £375 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £303 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.34% -32.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £13.43 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £51.39 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
SAP R/3
England

SAP R/3
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP R/3 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

SAP R/3 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SAP R/3
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SAP R/3 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SAP R/3
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SAP R/3 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SAP R/3
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SAP R/3 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 R/3.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Tru64
1 1 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) CMDB
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management

SAP R/3
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SAP R/3 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 R/3. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP