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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 26 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing SAP 189 169 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.19% 6.34% 8.70%
As % of the Vendors category 14.06% 13.63% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 54 114
Average daily rate
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£401 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £519 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £434
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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 £13.90 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £17.45 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.53% -8.88%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1344 1240 1610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.04% 46.53% 49.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 541 741
Average daily rate £330 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £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 91 94 113
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.46 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -2 74 £350 -22.22% 24
Cheshire -6 43 £375 -11.76% 9
Lancashire +7 23 £513 - 3
Merseyside 0 11 £550 +57.14% 7
Cumbria - 4 £500 - 3
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 74 (21.08%) Finance
2 41 (11.68%) ERP
3 39 (11.11%) Project Management
3 39 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 36 (10.26%) SQL
5 35 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (9.97%) Microsoft
5 35 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (9.40%) CRM
7 30 (8.55%) MS Excel
7 30 (8.55%) Java
8 29 (8.26%) Oracle
9 25 (7.12%) SAP BW
10 24 (6.84%) ABAP
11 23 (6.55%) Business Objects
11 23 (6.55%) PRINCE2
11 23 (6.55%) BusinessObjects
11 23 (6.55%) Migration
11 23 (6.55%) Security Cleared
12 22 (6.27%) SC Cleared
13 20 (5.70%) SAP CRM
13 20 (5.70%) SAP SD
14 19 (5.41%) FMCG
15 18 (5.13%) SuccessFactors
15 18 (5.13%) Programme Management
15 18 (5.13%) SAP PP
16 17 (4.84%) SAP FI
16 17 (4.84%) SAP MM
16 17 (4.84%) SQL Server
16 17 (4.84%) IBM

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.85%) NetWeaver
3 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.57%) Apache
3 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (0.28%) Documentum
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 30 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.70%) MS Office
3 10 (2.85%) MS Project
4 8 (2.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (5.70%) SAP CRM
1 20 (5.70%) SAP SD
2 18 (5.13%) SAP PP
3 17 (4.84%) SAP FI
3 17 (4.84%) SAP MM
3 17 (4.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (4.56%) ResourceLink
4 16 (4.56%) SAP ERP
4 16 (4.56%) SAP WM
5 14 (3.99%) SAP APO
5 14 (3.99%) SAP CO
6 13 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
7 12 (3.42%) SAP PM
8 10 (2.85%) SAP EWM
9 9 (2.56%) SAP PLM
10 8 (2.28%) SAP BPC
10 8 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (1.42%) Cognos TM1
12 4 (1.14%) SAP SCM
12 4 (1.14%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.13%) SuccessFactors
2 16 (4.56%) SaaS
3 2 (0.57%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.42%) SAN
2 2 (0.57%) DNS
2 2 (0.57%) DHCP
2 2 (0.57%) FTP
2 2 (0.57%) Intranet
2 2 (0.57%) Firewall
3 1 (0.28%) CTI
3 1 (0.28%) LDAP
3 1 (0.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.12%) SAP BW
2 23 (6.55%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 15 (4.27%) Crystal Reports
5 14 (3.99%) DB2
6 11 (3.13%) SAP Data Services
7 9 (2.56%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.99%) SAP BI
9 5 (1.42%) MS Access
9 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.42%) BODI
9 5 (1.42%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (0.85%) Cognos Query Studio
10 3 (0.85%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 3 (0.85%) Cognos Report Studio
10 3 (0.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 3 (0.85%) Cognos Connection
10 3 (0.85%) Cognos Event Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Eclipse
2 3 (0.85%) LSMW
3 2 (0.57%) ERwin
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CE
4 1 (0.28%) YouTrack
4 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 74 (21.08%) Finance
2 39 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 16 (4.56%) Marketing
4 12 (3.42%) Electronics
4 12 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.13%) Billing
6 8 (2.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.99%) Retail
8 4 (1.14%) Automotive
9 3 (0.85%) Back Office
9 3 (0.85%) Banking
10 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 122 (34.76%) Consultant
2 111 (31.62%) SAP Consultant
3 55 (15.67%) Project Manager
4 48 (13.68%) Analyst
5 39 (11.11%) SAP Manager
6 25 (7.12%) Developer
7 24 (6.84%) Architect
8 19 (5.41%) SAP Project Manager
9 17 (4.84%) SAP SD Consultant
10 13 (3.70%) Business Analyst
10 13 (3.70%) SAP PP Consultant
11 12 (3.42%) Senior Manager
12 11 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
12 11 (3.13%) SAP WM Consultant
12 11 (3.13%) Data Analyst
12 11 (3.13%) SAP Analyst
13 10 (2.85%) Senior SAP Consultant
13 10 (2.85%) Senior Project Manager
14 9 (2.56%) SAP MM Consultant
14 9 (2.56%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.28%) SAP Basis
2 7 (1.99%) SAP XI
3 4 (1.14%) Web Services
3 4 (1.14%) .NET
3 4 (1.14%) BAPI
4 3 (0.85%) SAP BSP
5 2 (0.57%) XML
5 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.57%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (0.28%) OLE
6 1 (0.28%) HTML
6 1 (0.28%) CSS
6 1 (0.28%) EDI
6 1 (0.28%) jQuery
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CO-PA
6 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.28%) JSF
6 1 (0.28%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.41%) FMCG
2 12 (3.42%) DTV
3 8 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.99%) NHS
5 6 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.85%) Statistics
7 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.28%) GIS
8 1 (0.28%) NPfIT
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) PMI
8 1 (0.28%) CMDB
8 1 (0.28%) Informatics
8 1 (0.28%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.56%) Windows
2 7 (1.99%) UNIX
3 5 (1.42%) HPUX
4 4 (1.14%) Linux
4 4 (1.14%) AIX
5 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.57%) SUSE
7 1 (0.28%) Tru64
7 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (11.68%) ERP
2 39 (11.11%) Project Management
3 35 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (9.40%) CRM
5 23 (6.55%) PRINCE2
5 23 (6.55%) Migration
6 18 (5.13%) Programme Management
7 15 (4.27%) Data Migration
8 14 (3.99%) SAP Implementation
8 14 (3.99%) ETL
8 14 (3.99%) Change Management
9 13 (3.70%) Resource Management
10 12 (3.42%) Digital Marketing
10 12 (3.42%) Business Analysis
11 10 (2.85%) ITIL
12 9 (2.56%) PLM
12 9 (2.56%) Validation
12 9 (2.56%) Logistics
13 8 (2.28%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.26%) SQL
2 30 (8.55%) Java
3 24 (6.84%) ABAP
4 16 (4.56%) PL/SQL
5 13 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.70%) VBA
6 12 (3.42%) Perl
6 12 (3.42%) Python
7 5 (1.42%) Groovy
8 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.85%) VB
10 2 (0.57%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.28%) PHP
11 1 (0.28%) C
11 1 (0.28%) C#
11 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.27%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.27%) Degree
4 5 (1.42%) SAP Certification
5 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.14%) CIMA
6 3 (0.85%) ISEB
6 3 (0.85%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.57%) ICAEW
7 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.57%) ACCA
7 2 (0.57%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.71%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) SLA
3 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.57%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.71%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 35 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.26%) Oracle
3 23 (6.55%) Business Objects
4 17 (4.84%) IBM
5 15 (4.27%) HP
6 13 (3.70%) Dell
6 13 (3.70%) webMethods
7 12 (3.42%) Software AG
8 11 (3.13%) Cognos
9 10 (2.85%) CA
9 10 (2.85%) Adobe
9 10 (2.85%) VMware
10 9 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.56%) Citrix
10 9 (2.56%) McAfee
10 9 (2.56%) Sophos
10 9 (2.56%) Symantec
10 9 (2.56%) Becrypt
10 9 (2.56%) Veeam
11 6 (1.71%) Informatica
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