The table below looks at the statistics for SAP SD 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 SD over the 3 months to 30 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SD)
Rank 137 127 111
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing SAP SD 6 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.11% 0.72%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.86% 1.46% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £345 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -27.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £317 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £373 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £475 £463
% change year-on-year
-23.15% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £120.00
SAP SD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Business Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
323 205 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.90% 7.41% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 84 157
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £284 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £577
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 12
Average hourly rate £21.92 £17.50 £45.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.24% -61.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £17.50 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.92 £44.95 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.54 £21.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -40.97%

SAP SD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SAP SD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SAP SD
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 SD across the North West region.

SAP SD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SAP SD
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 SD across the North West region.

SAP SD Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SAP SD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP SD within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Manchester -7 5 £300 -13.04% 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
SAP SD
England

SAP SD
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SAP SD 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 SD.

1 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) ABAP
3 3 (17.65%) BAPI
3 3 (17.65%) SAP MM
3 3 (17.65%) SAP CS
4 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.76%) FMCG
5 1 (5.88%) SAP CO
5 1 (5.88%) SAP PM
5 1 (5.88%) SAP QM
5 1 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) Billing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) SAP PP
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Management Information System

SAP SD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SAP SD 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 SD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP MM
1 3 (17.65%) SAP CS
2 1 (5.88%) SAP CO
2 1 (5.88%) SAP PM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP QM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP PP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Consultant
1 14 (82.35%) SAP Consultant
2 13 (76.47%) SAP SD Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) SAP PP Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Data Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) SAP CS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Data Management
1 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
1 1 (5.88%) ERP
1 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
1 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) SAP