The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Sales and Distribution (SD)
Rank 126 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing SAP SD 9 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.33% 0.65%
As % of the Business Applications category 3.17% 3.38% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate £375 £475 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +75.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £425 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
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
284 237 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.97% 9.83% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 132 150
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £303 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
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 SD
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP SD across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

SAP SD Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 6 £363 -25.64%
Cheshire -13 1 £503 +18.23%
Merseyside - - - -
SAP SD
England

SAP SD
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (35.00%) SAP WM
3 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (20.00%) SAP MM
4 4 (20.00%) Logistics
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) SAP EHS
5 3 (15.00%) SAP CO
5 3 (15.00%) Retail
5 3 (15.00%) SAP PP
5 3 (15.00%) SAP APO
5 3 (15.00%) SAP FI
5 3 (15.00%) Automotive
5 3 (15.00%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (15.00%) ABAP
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.00%) German Language
7 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Finance
7 1 (5.00%) EDI
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (35.00%) SAP WM
2 4 (20.00%) SAP MM
3 3 (15.00%) SAP PP
3 3 (15.00%) SAP APO
3 3 (15.00%) SAP FI
3 3 (15.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (15.00%) SAP CO
3 3 (15.00%) SAP EHS
General
1 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Consultant
1 15 (75.00%) SAP Consultant
2 14 (70.00%) SAP SD Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) SAP WM Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Senior SAP Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Senior SAP SD Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Management Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) EDI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Logistics
2 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) ABAP
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) SAP