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 29 January 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 AG.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 22 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing SAP 183 177 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.94% 6.56% 7.98%
As % of the Vendors category 12.80% 14.85% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 70 86
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £532 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 10
Average hourly rate £25.12 £17.15 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.47% +18.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £12.86 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £30.86 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £44.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-56.81% +155.07%
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
1430 1192 1209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.38% 44.20% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 571 579
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £149 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 73 108
Average hourly rate £18.13 £20.06 £19.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.19 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.38 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -3 83 £500 +11.11% 24
Merseyside 0 26 £313 -24.69% 8
Lancashire +3 20 £440 +25.71% 8
Cheshire -26 15 £445 +1.13% 4
Cumbria +4 3 - - 4
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 72 (20.22%) Finance
2 56 (15.73%) Oracle
3 49 (13.76%) ERP
4 46 (12.92%) SAP BW
5 38 (10.67%) SQL
6 37 (10.39%) Manufacturing
7 33 (9.27%) NetWeaver
8 32 (8.99%) DB2
8 32 (8.99%) Migration
9 31 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (8.15%) CRM
10 29 (8.15%) Project Management
11 25 (7.02%) ABAP
11 25 (7.02%) SAP ERP
12 23 (6.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 23 (6.46%) SAP FI
13 21 (5.90%) SAP HR
13 21 (5.90%) ITIL
14 20 (5.62%) Security Cleared
15 19 (5.34%) Programme Management
15 19 (5.34%) SAP Basis
15 19 (5.34%) UNIX
16 18 (5.06%) SQL Server
16 18 (5.06%) PRINCE2
16 18 (5.06%) SAP SD
16 18 (5.06%) Change Management
16 18 (5.06%) PLM
16 18 (5.06%) SAP CO
16 18 (5.06%) FMCG
17 17 (4.78%) Data Migration

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 33 (9.27%) NetWeaver
2 8 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.84%) SAS
4 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.97%) MS Project
3 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.84%) MS Office
5 2 (0.56%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (7.02%) SAP ERP
2 23 (6.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (6.46%) SAP FI
3 21 (5.90%) SAP HR
4 18 (5.06%) SAP SD
4 18 (5.06%) SAP CO
5 16 (4.49%) SAP MM
5 16 (4.49%) SAP PLM
6 15 (4.21%) SAP FI/CO
7 14 (3.93%) SAP SRM
8 12 (3.37%) SAP APO
9 10 (2.81%) SAP IS-U
10 9 (2.53%) SAP PM
11 8 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
11 8 (2.25%) Agresso
12 7 (1.97%) SAP BPC
13 6 (1.69%) SAP CRM
14 5 (1.40%) SAP QM
14 5 (1.40%) SAP Payroll
15 4 (1.12%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.81%) SuccessFactors
2 9 (2.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.12%) SAN
2 1 (0.28%) FTP
2 1 (0.28%) HTTP
2 1 (0.28%) GSM
2 1 (0.28%) UMTS
2 1 (0.28%) SMTP
2 1 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.92%) SAP BW
2 32 (8.99%) DB2
3 18 (5.06%) SQL Server
4 17 (4.78%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (3.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 9 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.53%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.69%) SAP BI
8 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.12%) SAP HANA
9 4 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.84%) QlikView
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.84%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.84%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.40%) LSMW
2 2 (0.56%) YouTrack
2 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 72 (20.22%) Finance
2 37 (10.39%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.09%) Marketing
4 10 (2.81%) Billing
4 10 (2.81%) Electronics
5 7 (1.97%) General Ledger
5 7 (1.97%) Retail
6 6 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.84%) Automotive
8 3 (0.84%) Legal
8 3 (0.84%) Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (32.02%) Consultant
2 108 (30.34%) SAP Consultant
3 59 (16.57%) Analyst
4 36 (10.11%) SAP Manager
5 31 (8.71%) Project Manager
6 26 (7.30%) Architect
7 21 (5.90%) SAP Project Manager
8 19 (5.34%) Developer
9 17 (4.78%) SAP Analyst
9 17 (4.78%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.93%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (3.93%) SAP PLM Consultant
11 10 (2.81%) SAP Architect
11 10 (2.81%) Trainer
11 10 (2.81%) ABAP Consultant
12 9 (2.53%) Programme Manager
12 9 (2.53%) Administrator
12 9 (2.53%) SAP ISU Consultant
13 8 (2.25%) SAP Trainer
13 8 (2.25%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.34%) SAP Basis
2 11 (3.09%) .NET
3 10 (2.81%) Web Dynpro
4 6 (1.69%) SAP Business Workflow
5 4 (1.12%) BAPI
6 3 (0.84%) SAP Smart Forms
6 3 (0.84%) SAP XI
6 3 (0.84%) Middleware
6 3 (0.84%) HTML
6 3 (0.84%) CSS
6 3 (0.84%) JDBC
6 3 (0.84%) Web Services
6 3 (0.84%) SAP ALE
7 2 (0.56%) HTML5
7 2 (0.56%) jQuery
8 1 (0.28%) J2EE
8 1 (0.28%) XML
8 1 (0.28%) SOAP
8 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.28%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.06%) FMCG
2 13 (3.65%) Client/Server
3 11 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.81%) DTV
5 7 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.97%) PMI
6 6 (1.69%) Life Science
6 6 (1.69%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.84%) NHS
7 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.84%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.28%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.28%) Open Source
8 1 (0.28%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.34%) UNIX
2 15 (4.21%) Linux
3 9 (2.53%) Windows
4 5 (1.40%) AIX
5 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.28%) Solaris
6 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.76%) ERP
2 32 (8.99%) Migration
3 31 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (8.15%) CRM
4 29 (8.15%) Project Management
5 21 (5.90%) ITIL
6 19 (5.34%) Programme Management
7 18 (5.06%) PRINCE2
7 18 (5.06%) Change Management
7 18 (5.06%) PLM
8 17 (4.78%) Data Migration
9 15 (4.21%) Logistics
10 12 (3.37%) Workflow
11 11 (3.09%) ETL
11 11 (3.09%) Document Management
12 10 (2.81%) Business Analysis
12 10 (2.81%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (2.53%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.53%) OO
13 9 (2.53%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.67%) SQL
2 25 (7.02%) ABAP
3 16 (4.49%) Java
4 9 (2.53%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.12%) VBA
5 4 (1.12%) SAPscript
5 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.84%) Perl
6 3 (0.84%) PHP
6 3 (0.84%) Python
7 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.56%) C
8 1 (0.28%) C#
8 1 (0.28%) VBScript
8 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.65%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.09%) Degree
4 8 (2.25%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.40%) CCNP
5 5 (1.40%) CCNA
6 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.28%) ACCA
7 1 (0.28%) CIMA
7 1 (0.28%) MBA
7 1 (0.28%) PMP
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.28%) CCA
7 1 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (1.40%) SLA
3 3 (0.84%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.56%) GxP
5 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (1.40%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (15.73%) Oracle
2 17 (4.78%) Business Objects
3 13 (3.65%) IBM
4 12 (3.37%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.09%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.53%) Adobe
7 8 (2.25%) HP
7 8 (2.25%) JD Edwards
8 6 (1.69%) Avaya
9 5 (1.40%) webMethods
9 5 (1.40%) Dell
9 5 (1.40%) Nortel
9 5 (1.40%) Cisco
10 4 (1.12%) StreamServe
10 4 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.12%) Progress
11 3 (0.84%) Primavera
11 3 (0.84%) Ariba
11 3 (0.84%) Software AG
11 3 (0.84%) Syclo
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