The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors 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.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 26 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing SAP 186 172 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.17% 6.35% 8.76%
As % of the Vendors category 13.88% 13.58% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 55 116
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £540 £561
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £426
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £17.45 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+17.10% -20.00%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1340 1267 1595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.46% 46.75% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 546 735
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 97 119
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.51 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
SAP
England

SAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SAP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SAP
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 across the North West region.

SAP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

SAP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SAP
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 across the North West region.

SAP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

SAP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

SAP
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Manchester -3 71 £350 -22.22% 28
Cheshire -4 45 £375 -6.25% 9
Lancashire +5 22 £513 - 2
Merseyside +2 10 £550 +25.71% 3
Cumbria - 6 £500 - 2
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 70 (20.53%) Finance
2 40 (11.73%) SQL
2 40 (11.73%) ERP
3 37 (10.85%) Project Management
4 35 (10.26%) Manufacturing
4 35 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 33 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (9.38%) CRM
6 32 (9.38%) Oracle
7 31 (9.09%) Java
8 28 (8.21%) MS Excel
9 27 (7.92%) ABAP
10 26 (7.62%) Migration
11 23 (6.74%) SAP BW
11 23 (6.74%) Security Cleared
12 22 (6.45%) SC Cleared
13 21 (6.16%) PRINCE2
14 20 (5.87%) Business Objects
14 20 (5.87%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (5.57%) SAP SD
15 19 (5.57%) SAP CRM
16 18 (5.28%) SAP PP
16 18 (5.28%) IBM
16 18 (5.28%) Data Migration
16 18 (5.28%) SuccessFactors
16 18 (5.28%) SAP ERP
17 17 (4.99%) FMCG
17 17 (4.99%) Programme Management
18 16 (4.69%) SAP FI

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.93%) NetWeaver
3 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.59%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.59%) Apache
4 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.29%) Documentum
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 28 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.81%) MS Office
3 9 (2.64%) MS Project
4 8 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (5.57%) SAP SD
1 19 (5.57%) SAP CRM
2 18 (5.28%) SAP PP
2 18 (5.28%) SAP ERP
3 16 (4.69%) ResourceLink
3 16 (4.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (4.69%) SAP FI
3 16 (4.69%) SAP MM
3 16 (4.69%) SAP WM
4 13 (3.81%) SAP APO
4 13 (3.81%) SAP CO
5 12 (3.52%) SAP PM
5 12 (3.52%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (2.93%) SAP EWM
7 9 (2.64%) SAP PLM
8 8 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (2.35%) SAP BPC
9 5 (1.47%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (1.17%) SAP SCM
10 4 (1.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.28%) SuccessFactors
2 16 (4.69%) SaaS
3 2 (0.59%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.47%) SAN
2 2 (0.59%) Intranet
2 2 (0.59%) Firewall
2 2 (0.59%) DHCP
2 2 (0.59%) FTP
2 2 (0.59%) DNS
3 1 (0.29%) LDAP
3 1 (0.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.74%) SAP BW
2 20 (5.87%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 15 (4.40%) DB2
4 15 (4.40%) Crystal Reports
5 13 (3.81%) SAP Data Services
6 10 (2.93%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.47%) MS Access
7 5 (1.47%) SAP HANA
7 5 (1.47%) BODI
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.17%) SAP BI
9 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.59%) QlikView
10 2 (0.59%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (1.76%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.17%) LSMW
3 2 (0.59%) ERwin
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CE
4 1 (0.29%) YouTrack
General
1 70 (20.53%) Finance
2 35 (10.26%) Manufacturing
3 16 (4.69%) Marketing
4 12 (3.52%) Electronics
4 12 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.64%) Billing
6 8 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.05%) Retail
8 4 (1.17%) Automotive
9 3 (0.88%) Back Office
9 3 (0.88%) Banking
10 2 (0.59%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) French Language
11 1 (0.29%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 115 (33.72%) Consultant
2 104 (30.50%) SAP Consultant
3 53 (15.54%) Project Manager
4 47 (13.78%) Analyst
5 36 (10.56%) SAP Manager
6 28 (8.21%) Developer
7 22 (6.45%) Architect
8 17 (4.99%) SAP Project Manager
9 16 (4.69%) SAP SD Consultant
10 13 (3.81%) SAP PP Consultant
10 13 (3.81%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.52%) Senior Manager
12 11 (3.23%) SAP WM Consultant
13 10 (2.93%) Data Analyst
13 10 (2.93%) Senior Project Manager
13 10 (2.93%) Data Consultant
14 9 (2.64%) Integration Architect
14 9 (2.64%) Senior Consultant
14 9 (2.64%) SAP Analyst
15 8 (2.35%) SAP BW Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.35%) SAP Basis
2 7 (2.05%) SAP XI
3 5 (1.47%) BAPI
4 4 (1.17%) Web Services
4 4 (1.17%) .NET
5 3 (0.88%) SAP BSP
6 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.59%) CSS
6 2 (0.59%) XML
6 2 (0.59%) HTML
7 1 (0.29%) JSF
7 1 (0.29%) XHTML
7 1 (0.29%) EDI
7 1 (0.29%) Middleware
7 1 (0.29%) OLE
7 1 (0.29%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.29%) JDBC
7 1 (0.29%) JSP
7 1 (0.29%) Servlets
7 1 (0.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.99%) FMCG
2 12 (3.52%) DTV
3 8 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.05%) NHS
5 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.88%) Statistics
7 2 (0.59%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.59%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.29%) CMDB
8 1 (0.29%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.29%) Firmware
8 1 (0.29%) NPfIT
8 1 (0.29%) GIS
8 1 (0.29%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.69%) Windows
2 8 (2.35%) UNIX
3 5 (1.47%) HPUX
4 4 (1.17%) Linux
4 4 (1.17%) AIX
5 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.59%) SUSE
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (11.73%) ERP
2 37 (10.85%) Project Management
3 33 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (9.38%) CRM
5 26 (7.62%) Migration
6 21 (6.16%) PRINCE2
7 18 (5.28%) Data Migration
8 17 (4.99%) Programme Management
9 14 (4.11%) ETL
10 13 (3.81%) Change Management
10 13 (3.81%) Resource Management
11 12 (3.52%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (3.52%) SAP Implementation
11 12 (3.52%) Business Analysis
12 10 (2.93%) Data Analysis
12 10 (2.93%) Validation
12 10 (2.93%) ITIL
13 9 (2.64%) PLM
14 8 (2.35%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.73%) SQL
2 31 (9.09%) Java
3 27 (7.92%) ABAP
4 16 (4.69%) PL/SQL
5 13 (3.81%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.81%) VBA
6 12 (3.52%) Python
6 12 (3.52%) Perl
7 5 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.47%) Groovy
8 3 (0.88%) VB
9 2 (0.59%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) C
10 1 (0.29%) C#
10 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.40%) Degree
4 5 (1.47%) SAP Certification
5 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.17%) CIMA
6 3 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.88%) ISEB
7 2 (0.59%) ACCA
7 2 (0.59%) CIPFA
7 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.59%) ICAEW
8 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.29%) PMP
8 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.76%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.59%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.76%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.59%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 35 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.38%) Oracle
3 20 (5.87%) Business Objects
4 18 (5.28%) IBM
5 15 (4.40%) HP
6 13 (3.81%) Dell
6 13 (3.81%) webMethods
7 12 (3.52%) Software AG
8 10 (2.93%) CA
8 10 (2.93%) Adobe
8 10 (2.93%) Cognos
8 10 (2.93%) VMware
9 9 (2.64%) Veeam
9 9 (2.64%) Citrix
9 9 (2.64%) Becrypt
9 9 (2.64%) Symantec
9 9 (2.64%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.64%) McAfee
9 9 (2.64%) Sophos
10 5 (1.47%) JD Edwards
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