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 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.

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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 30 24 12
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing SAP 164 168 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.32% 5.81% 9.05%
As % of the Vendors category 11.79% 12.80% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 50 122
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £428
% change year-on-year
- -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £17.60 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +12.90%
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
1391 1312 1593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.10% 45.38% 48.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 580 737
Average daily rate £338 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 105 133
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 45 £440 -4.86% 3
Manchester -19 44 £483 +17.03% 27
Lancashire +3 20 £545 - 3
Merseyside -1 11 £550 +57.14% 8
Cumbria - 9 £575 - 1
SAP
England

SAP
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 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 (21.41%) Finance
2 42 (12.84%) ERP
3 40 (12.23%) SQL
4 38 (11.62%) CRM
4 38 (11.62%) Manufacturing
5 37 (11.31%) Microsoft
6 36 (11.01%) Oracle
7 34 (10.40%) Project Management
8 32 (9.79%) MS Excel
8 32 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (8.26%) Security Cleared
10 27 (8.26%) Java
11 26 (7.95%) DB2
11 26 (7.95%) SC Cleared
12 25 (7.65%) Migration
13 24 (7.34%) ABAP
13 24 (7.34%) SAP ERP
14 23 (7.03%) Programme Management
15 22 (6.73%) PRINCE2
16 21 (6.42%) Business Objects
16 21 (6.42%) BusinessObjects
17 20 (6.12%) SAP CRM
17 20 (6.12%) SuccessFactors
18 19 (5.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 19 (5.81%) IBM
18 19 (5.81%) SAP BW
19 18 (5.50%) SAP PP
19 18 (5.50%) Degree
19 18 (5.50%) Marketing

SAP
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 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 15 (4.59%) NetWeaver
2 12 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.61%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.61%) Apache
4 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.31%) Documentum
Applications
1 32 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.67%) MS Project
2 12 (3.67%) MS Office
3 10 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (7.34%) SAP ERP
2 20 (6.12%) SAP CRM
3 19 (5.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (5.50%) SAP PP
5 17 (5.20%) ResourceLink
6 15 (4.59%) SAP SD
6 15 (4.59%) SAP WM
7 14 (4.28%) SAP MM
8 13 (3.98%) SAP PM
9 12 (3.67%) SAP FI
9 12 (3.67%) SAP EWM
10 9 (2.75%) SAP APO
10 9 (2.75%) SAP CO
10 9 (2.75%) SAP PLM
11 8 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
11 8 (2.45%) SAP FI/CO
12 7 (2.14%) SAP BPC
13 5 (1.53%) SAP HCM
13 5 (1.53%) Cognos TM1
14 4 (1.22%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.12%) SuccessFactors
2 18 (5.50%) SaaS
3 2 (0.61%) Taleo
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.53%) SAN
2 2 (0.61%) Intranet
2 2 (0.61%) Firewall
2 2 (0.61%) DHCP
2 2 (0.61%) FTP
2 2 (0.61%) DNS
3 1 (0.31%) LDAP
3 1 (0.31%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.95%) DB2
2 21 (6.42%) BusinessObjects
3 19 (5.81%) SAP BW
4 15 (4.59%) Crystal Reports
4 15 (4.59%) SAP Data Services
5 13 (3.98%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.06%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.45%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.45%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.53%) BODI
11 4 (1.22%) SAP HANA
11 4 (1.22%) MS Access
12 3 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.92%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.61%) QlikView
13 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.22%) LSMW
3 2 (0.61%) ERwin
4 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.31%) SAP CE
General
1 70 (21.41%) Finance
2 38 (11.62%) Manufacturing
3 18 (5.50%) Marketing
4 14 (4.28%) Electronics
4 14 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.75%) Billing
7 8 (2.45%) Retail
8 4 (1.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Banking
9 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.31%) Front Office
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 102 (31.19%) Consultant
2 89 (27.22%) SAP Consultant
3 49 (14.98%) Analyst
4 47 (14.37%) Project Manager
5 29 (8.87%) SAP Manager
6 26 (7.95%) Developer
7 24 (7.34%) Architect
8 14 (4.28%) SAP Project Manager
9 12 (3.67%) SAP PP Consultant
10 11 (3.36%) SAP WM Consultant
10 11 (3.36%) SAP SD Consultant
10 11 (3.36%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.36%) Senior Manager
11 10 (3.06%) Data Analyst
11 10 (3.06%) Senior Project Manager
11 10 (3.06%) Data Consultant
12 9 (2.75%) Integration Architect
12 9 (2.75%) SAP Analyst
13 7 (2.14%) SAP Data Consultant
13 7 (2.14%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.28%) SAP Basis
2 5 (1.53%) BAPI
3 4 (1.22%) SAP XI
4 3 (0.92%) Web Services
4 3 (0.92%) .NET
5 2 (0.61%) J2EE
5 2 (0.61%) XML
5 2 (0.61%) Middleware
5 2 (0.61%) SAP BSP
6 1 (0.31%) Ajax
6 1 (0.31%) Java EE
6 1 (0.31%) SAP CO-PA
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) OLE
6 1 (0.31%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (0.31%) XHTML
6 1 (0.31%) EDI
6 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.31%) EJB
6 1 (0.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.59%) FMCG
2 14 (4.28%) DTV
3 9 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.45%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.45%) NHS
5 3 (0.92%) Statistics
6 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.61%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.31%) Life Science
7 1 (0.31%) CMDB
7 1 (0.31%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.31%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.31%) Open Source
7 1 (0.31%) Firmware
7 1 (0.31%) Informatics
7 1 (0.31%) NPfIT
7 1 (0.31%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.89%) Windows
2 10 (3.06%) Linux
3 9 (2.75%) UNIX
4 5 (1.53%) HPUX
5 4 (1.22%) AIX
6 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.61%) SUSE
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.31%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (12.84%) ERP
2 38 (11.62%) CRM
3 34 (10.40%) Project Management
4 32 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (7.65%) Migration
7 23 (7.03%) Programme Management
8 22 (6.73%) PRINCE2
9 15 (4.59%) Data Migration
10 14 (4.28%) Digital Marketing
11 13 (3.98%) ETL
12 12 (3.67%) ITIL
12 12 (3.67%) Business Analysis
13 11 (3.36%) Validation
13 11 (3.36%) Change Management
14 10 (3.06%) Data Analysis
14 10 (3.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 9 (2.75%) Data Cleansing
15 9 (2.75%) PLM
15 9 (2.75%) OO
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.23%) SQL
2 27 (8.26%) Java
3 24 (7.34%) ABAP
4 17 (5.20%) PL/SQL
5 14 (4.28%) VBA
5 14 (4.28%) Shell Script
6 13 (3.98%) Python
6 13 (3.98%) Perl
7 5 (1.53%) Groovy
8 3 (0.92%) VB
8 3 (0.92%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.61%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.31%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.31%) R
10 1 (0.31%) C
10 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.50%) Degree
4 6 (1.83%) SAP Certification
5 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.22%) CCNP
6 4 (1.22%) CCNA
6 4 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.22%) CIMA
7 3 (0.92%) ISEB
7 3 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.61%) ICAEW
8 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.61%) ACCA
8 2 (0.61%) CIPFA
8 2 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.31%) PMP
9 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.53%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.92%) PowerHA
3 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.83%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.61%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 37 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.01%) Oracle
3 21 (6.42%) Business Objects
4 19 (5.81%) IBM
5 15 (4.59%) Dell
5 15 (4.59%) Red Hat
6 14 (4.28%) HP
6 14 (4.28%) webMethods
7 13 (3.98%) Software AG
8 10 (3.06%) Adobe
8 10 (3.06%) VMware
9 9 (2.75%) Symantec
9 9 (2.75%) Veeam
9 9 (2.75%) Becrypt
9 9 (2.75%) Citrix
9 9 (2.75%) CA
9 9 (2.75%) McAfee
9 9 (2.75%) Sophos
10 8 (2.45%) Cognos
11 5 (1.53%) JBoss
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