The table below looks at the statistics for SAP XI 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 XI over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI)
Rank 133 125 139
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing SAP XI 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.097% 0.21% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.72% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£450 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SAP XI
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
807 839 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.17% 29.02% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 447 597
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

SAP XI
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP XI across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SAP XI Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SAP XI
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 XI across the North West region.

SAP XI Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SAP XI
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 XI within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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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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
Cheshire -2 2 - -
Manchester -5 1 £450 -7.69%
Merseyside - - - -
SAP XI
England

SAP XI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SAP XI 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 XI.

1 4 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 3 (75.00%) SAP BW
2 3 (75.00%) NetWeaver
2 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (75.00%) SAP Basis
3 2 (50.00%) SAP BPC
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) ABAP
4 1 (25.00%) SAP CRM
4 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (25.00%) DataStage
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (25.00%) WhereScape RED
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (25.00%) Kalido
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SAP XI 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 XI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SAP BPC
2 1 (25.00%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SAP BW
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (25.00%) DataStage
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (25.00%) WhereScape RED
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) SAP Basis Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) SAP Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) SAP Basis
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) ABAP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (25.00%) Kalido