The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 2015 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within SAP SE.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 25 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing SAP 223 202 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.76% 6.68% 6.31%
As % of the Vendors category 13.43% 14.94% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 86 55
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 4
Average hourly rate £39.61 £22.81 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.62% +52.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-15.20% +11.11%
SAP
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1660 1352 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.89% 44.68% 46.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 686 541
Average daily rate £375 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% +0.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 96 100
Average hourly rate £19.03 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £40.25 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 0 89 £425 +21.42% 20
Cumbria +1 46 £473 -5.50% 2
Merseyside +2 26 £301 -45.22% 3
Lancashire +10 23 £431 -15.85% 7
Cheshire -35 16 £378 -3.69% 6
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

1 117 (24.89%) Finance
2 100 (21.28%) Manufacturing
3 73 (15.53%) Business Intelligence
4 69 (14.68%) Oracle
5 67 (14.26%) Security Cleared
6 59 (12.55%) SC Cleared
7 57 (12.13%) ERP
8 53 (11.28%) Microsoft
9 49 (10.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 48 (10.21%) Migration
11 46 (9.79%) Marketing
12 45 (9.57%) Programme Management
13 44 (9.36%) Telecoms
14 43 (9.15%) DTV
14 43 (9.15%) Electronics
14 43 (9.15%) Digital Marketing
15 42 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (8.72%) Project Management
17 39 (8.30%) MS Excel
17 39 (8.30%) SAP Basis
18 34 (7.23%) SQL Server
18 34 (7.23%) FMCG
19 32 (6.81%) SQL
20 31 (6.60%) DB2
20 31 (6.60%) ABAP
21 29 (6.17%) UNIX
21 29 (6.17%) BusinessObjects
22 28 (5.96%) SAP HR
22 28 (5.96%) SAP Implementation
22 28 (5.96%) Oracle Database

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 23 (4.89%) NetWeaver
2 21 (4.47%) IBM Notes
3 12 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.85%) SAS
5 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.64%) SAP Portal
6 3 (0.64%) IIS
7 2 (0.43%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.43%) Lync
7 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.43%) SAP EP
7 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.43%) Confluence
7 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 39 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.62%) MS Visio
2 17 (3.62%) MS Office
3 12 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.13%) MS Project
5 6 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.21%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 49 (10.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (5.96%) SAP HR
3 19 (4.04%) SAP FI
3 19 (4.04%) SAP CO
4 17 (3.62%) SAP FI/CO
5 16 (3.40%) SAP PP
6 15 (3.19%) Primavera
7 14 (2.98%) Teamcenter
8 13 (2.77%) SAP PLM
9 12 (2.55%) SAP Payroll
10 11 (2.34%) SAP SD
10 11 (2.34%) SAP ERP
11 10 (2.13%) SAP PM
11 10 (2.13%) SAP APO
12 9 (1.91%) SAP IS-U
13 8 (1.70%) SAP GRC
13 8 (1.70%) SAP CRM
13 8 (1.70%) SAP HCM
14 5 (1.06%) SAP MDM
14 5 (1.06%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.26%) Office 365
2 14 (2.98%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.43%) Boomi
3 2 (0.43%) SaaS
3 2 (0.43%) PaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Force.com
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.34%) WAN
2 10 (2.13%) SAN
3 7 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.06%) DNS
4 5 (1.06%) DHCP
5 3 (0.64%) HTTP
6 2 (0.43%) WebEx
6 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.43%) FTP
6 2 (0.43%) LAN
6 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.21%) Wireless
7 1 (0.21%) VPLS
7 1 (0.21%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.21%) NAS
7 1 (0.21%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.21%) WLAN
7 1 (0.21%) DMZ
7 1 (0.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.60%) DB2
3 29 (6.17%) BusinessObjects
4 28 (5.96%) Oracle Database
5 25 (5.32%) SAP BW
6 15 (3.19%) SAP BI
7 14 (2.98%) SAP Data Services
8 13 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (2.55%) SAP HANA
10 10 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.91%) QlikView
12 6 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 5 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.85%) Xcelsius
15 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
15 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (1.06%) LSMW
2 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.43%) JUnit
3 2 (0.43%) Subversion
3 2 (0.43%) JIRA
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.43%) Selenium
3 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.21%) ERwin
General
1 117 (24.89%) Finance
2 100 (21.28%) Manufacturing
3 46 (9.79%) Marketing
4 44 (9.36%) Telecoms
5 43 (9.15%) Electronics
6 26 (5.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (2.77%) Local Government
8 8 (1.70%) Retail
9 7 (1.49%) Automotive
10 4 (0.85%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.85%) Legal
10 4 (0.85%) Banking
11 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.43%) Law
12 2 (0.43%) Billing
12 2 (0.43%) Swedish Language
13 1 (0.21%) Publishing
13 1 (0.21%) Military
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 136 (28.94%) Consultant
2 127 (27.02%) SAP Consultant
3 82 (17.45%) Analyst
4 44 (9.36%) Architect
5 39 (8.30%) Project Manager
6 37 (7.87%) SAP Manager
7 35 (7.45%) Developer
8 25 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (4.68%) Business Analyst
10 20 (4.26%) Data Analyst
11 19 (4.04%) SAP Analyst
12 17 (3.62%) SAP Architect
13 14 (2.98%) SAP Basis Consultant
14 12 (2.55%) SAP Developer
15 11 (2.34%) Infrastructure Architect
15 11 (2.34%) Technical Analyst
16 10 (2.13%) SAP Project Manager
16 10 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
16 10 (2.13%) DBA
16 10 (2.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.30%) SAP Basis
2 10 (2.13%) XML
3 9 (1.91%) .NET
4 8 (1.70%) Middleware
4 8 (1.70%) Web Dynpro
4 8 (1.70%) Web Services
5 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.06%) SOAP
6 5 (1.06%) EDI
6 5 (1.06%) JSON
6 5 (1.06%) REST
7 4 (0.85%) HTML
7 4 (0.85%) CSS
8 3 (0.64%) SAP Smart Forms
8 3 (0.64%) SAP Business Workflow
8 3 (0.64%) WCF
9 2 (0.43%) jQuery
9 2 (0.43%) Spring
9 2 (0.43%) Ajax
9 2 (0.43%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.15%) DTV
2 34 (7.23%) FMCG
3 18 (3.83%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.70%) Life Science
7 7 (1.49%) User Experience
8 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.85%) NHS
10 3 (0.64%) Replication
10 3 (0.64%) Clustering
10 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.64%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.43%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.43%) Tandem
11 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.21%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.21%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.17%) UNIX
2 23 (4.89%) Windows
3 16 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (2.77%) Linux
5 12 (2.55%) AIX
6 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.43%) HPUX
7 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.43%) VMS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (15.53%) Business Intelligence
2 57 (12.13%) ERP
3 48 (10.21%) Migration
4 45 (9.57%) Programme Management
5 43 (9.15%) Digital Marketing
6 42 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (8.72%) Project Management
8 28 (5.96%) SAP Implementation
9 26 (5.53%) Workflow
10 25 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (4.89%) Quality Management
12 20 (4.26%) CRM
13 19 (4.04%) Change Management
14 18 (3.83%) PLM
14 18 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (3.40%) ETL
16 15 (3.19%) PRINCE2
16 15 (3.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 13 (2.77%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (2.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.81%) SQL
2 31 (6.60%) ABAP
3 19 (4.04%) Java
4 7 (1.49%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.49%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.06%) XQuery
6 3 (0.64%) SAPscript
6 3 (0.64%) Perl
6 3 (0.64%) VBA
6 3 (0.64%) C
6 3 (0.64%) C#
6 3 (0.64%) C++
7 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.43%) VBScript
7 2 (0.43%) VB
7 2 (0.43%) Python
7 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (14.26%) Security Cleared
2 59 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 15 (3.19%) Degree
5 13 (2.77%) ISTQB
6 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.34%) MCTS
8 6 (1.28%) CIPD
9 4 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 4 (0.85%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 4 (0.85%) CCA
10 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.43%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.21%) MCSE
12 1 (0.21%) CCNA
12 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.98%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) GAMP
3 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.04%) Hyper-V
2 19 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (3.83%) Xen
4 13 (2.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.85%) XenApp
6 2 (0.43%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.21%) vCloud
7 1 (0.21%) XenServer
7 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 19 (4.04%) SCCM
2 15 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 69 (14.68%) Oracle
2 53 (11.28%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.74%) IBM
3 27 (5.74%) Citrix
4 25 (5.32%) VMware
5 21 (4.47%) Lotus
5 21 (4.47%) EMC
6 16 (3.40%) HP
7 8 (1.70%) Ariba
8 7 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (1.28%) Informatica
10 5 (1.06%) Baan
11 4 (0.85%) Siemens
11 4 (0.85%) hybris
11 4 (0.85%) Syclo
12 3 (0.64%) OpenText
12 3 (0.64%) Tableau
12 3 (0.64%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.64%) webMethods
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £475 per day £ plus expenses
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Investigo Search & Selection
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
People Source
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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Merseyside
People Source
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Lawrence Harvey
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Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per day
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Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + all inclusive day rate
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