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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 28 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing SAP 187 164 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.92% 5.63% 8.81%
As % of the Vendors category 12.76% 12.62% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 54 131
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£466 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 5
Average hourly rate £41.25 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £15.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £17.50 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -
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
1466 1300 1582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.38% 44.64% 47.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 580 737
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 104 125
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +33.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.28 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Manchester -7 69 £410 +2.50% 46
Cheshire +11 40 £440 -7.36% 6
Cumbria - 23 £600 - 4
Lancashire -6 18 £565 - 9
Merseyside 0 10 £575 +31.42% 5
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (20.06%) Finance
2 45 (12.89%) Oracle
3 44 (12.61%) SQL
3 44 (12.61%) ERP
4 39 (11.17%) Manufacturing
5 36 (10.32%) Project Management
6 34 (9.74%) CRM
6 34 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (9.17%) Microsoft
7 32 (9.17%) MS Excel
8 31 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (8.60%) ABAP
10 29 (8.31%) Java
10 29 (8.31%) Security Cleared
11 27 (7.74%) SC Cleared
11 27 (7.74%) DB2
12 25 (7.16%) SAP ERP
13 23 (6.59%) Migration
13 23 (6.59%) Programme Management
14 22 (6.30%) PRINCE2
15 21 (6.02%) Business Objects
15 21 (6.02%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (6.02%) SAP BW
16 20 (5.73%) SuccessFactors
17 19 (5.44%) SaaS
17 19 (5.44%) Degree
17 19 (5.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 19 (5.44%) IBM
17 19 (5.44%) PL/SQL
18 18 (5.16%) NetWeaver

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 18 (5.16%) NetWeaver
2 12 (3.44%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.57%) Apache
4 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.29%) Documentum
Applications
1 32 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.44%) MS Project
3 11 (3.15%) MS Office
3 11 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (7.16%) SAP ERP
2 19 (5.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (5.16%) ResourceLink
3 18 (5.16%) SAP SD
3 18 (5.16%) SAP MM
4 16 (4.58%) SAP PP
5 15 (4.30%) SAP WM
5 15 (4.30%) SAP CRM
5 15 (4.30%) SAP PM
6 14 (4.01%) SAP FI
7 12 (3.44%) SAP APO
7 12 (3.44%) SAP PLM
7 12 (3.44%) SAP EWM
8 11 (3.15%) SAP BPC
9 10 (2.87%) SAP CO
10 9 (2.58%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (1.43%) Teamcenter
12 5 (1.43%) Cognos TM1
12 5 (1.43%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.73%) SuccessFactors
2 19 (5.44%) SaaS
3 2 (0.57%) Taleo
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.15%) SAN
2 3 (0.86%) FTP
3 2 (0.57%) Intranet
4 1 (0.29%) Firewall
4 1 (0.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) DNS
4 1 (0.29%) LDAP
4 1 (0.29%) SMTP
4 1 (0.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.74%) DB2
2 21 (6.02%) BusinessObjects
2 21 (6.02%) SAP BW
3 14 (4.01%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.72%) SAP Data Services
5 12 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.44%) Crystal Reports
5 12 (3.44%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.29%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.43%) BODI
9 4 (1.15%) SAP HANA
9 4 (1.15%) MS Access
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.57%) QlikView
11 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.72%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.43%) LSMW
3 2 (0.57%) ERwin
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 70 (20.06%) Finance
2 39 (11.17%) Manufacturing
3 18 (5.16%) Marketing
4 14 (4.01%) Electronics
4 14 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.58%) Billing
7 8 (2.29%) Retail
8 4 (1.15%) Back Office
9 3 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Front Office
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 123 (35.24%) Consultant
2 112 (32.09%) SAP Consultant
3 48 (13.75%) Project Manager
3 48 (13.75%) Analyst
4 26 (7.45%) Developer
5 25 (7.16%) Architect
5 25 (7.16%) SAP Manager
6 14 (4.01%) SAP SD Consultant
7 13 (3.72%) SAP Project Manager
7 13 (3.72%) Senior Manager
8 12 (3.44%) Senior Project Manager
9 11 (3.15%) SAP WM Consultant
10 10 (2.87%) SAP MM Consultant
10 10 (2.87%) Data Analyst
10 10 (2.87%) Integration Architect
10 10 (2.87%) Business Analyst
11 9 (2.58%) ABAP Consultant
11 9 (2.58%) SAP PP Consultant
11 9 (2.58%) Data Consultant
12 8 (2.29%) SAP PLM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.30%) SAP Basis
2 8 (2.29%) BAPI
3 7 (2.01%) Web Dynpro
4 6 (1.72%) SAP Business Workflow
5 5 (1.43%) SAP XI
6 4 (1.15%) .NET
7 3 (0.86%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (0.86%) XML
7 3 (0.86%) Middleware
7 3 (0.86%) SAP ALE
8 2 (0.57%) Web Services
8 2 (0.57%) J2EE
8 2 (0.57%) JDBC
9 1 (0.29%) JSP
9 1 (0.29%) Servlets
9 1 (0.29%) SOAP
9 1 (0.29%) Struts
9 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.29%) EJB
9 1 (0.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.87%) FMCG
2 15 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.01%) DTV
4 9 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.29%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.29%) NHS
6 7 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.86%) Statistics
7 3 (0.86%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
9 1 (0.29%) Informatics
9 1 (0.29%) GIS
9 1 (0.29%) Life Science
9 1 (0.29%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.30%) Windows
2 12 (3.44%) Linux
2 12 (3.44%) UNIX
3 5 (1.43%) HPUX
4 3 (0.86%) AIX
5 2 (0.57%) SUSE
5 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.61%) ERP
2 36 (10.32%) Project Management
3 34 (9.74%) CRM
3 34 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (6.59%) Programme Management
5 23 (6.59%) Migration
6 22 (6.30%) PRINCE2
7 15 (4.30%) Data Migration
8 14 (4.01%) PLM
8 14 (4.01%) Digital Marketing
9 13 (3.72%) ETL
10 12 (3.44%) Change Management
10 12 (3.44%) OO
10 12 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (3.15%) Business Analysis
11 11 (3.15%) ITIL
12 10 (2.87%) Workflow
12 10 (2.87%) Validation
12 10 (2.87%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.61%) SQL
2 30 (8.60%) ABAP
3 29 (8.31%) Java
4 19 (5.44%) PL/SQL
5 15 (4.30%) VBA
5 15 (4.30%) Shell Script
6 14 (4.01%) Python
6 14 (4.01%) Perl
7 5 (1.43%) Groovy
8 4 (1.15%) SAPscript
9 3 (0.86%) VB
10 2 (0.57%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.29%) C
11 1 (0.29%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.74%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.44%) Degree
4 6 (1.72%) SAP Certification
5 4 (1.15%) CCNP
5 4 (1.15%) CCNA
5 4 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.15%) CIMA
6 3 (0.86%) ISEB
7 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.57%) ICAEW
7 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.57%) ACCA
7 2 (0.57%) CIPFA
7 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MCSE
8 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.72%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.86%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.72%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 45 (12.89%) Oracle
2 32 (9.17%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.02%) Business Objects
4 19 (5.44%) IBM
5 16 (4.58%) Dell
5 16 (4.58%) webMethods
6 14 (4.01%) Adobe
6 14 (4.01%) Software AG
7 13 (3.72%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.44%) HP
9 8 (2.29%) VMware
10 7 (2.01%) Symantec
10 7 (2.01%) Veeam
10 7 (2.01%) Becrypt
10 7 (2.01%) Cognos
10 7 (2.01%) Citrix
10 7 (2.01%) CA
10 7 (2.01%) McAfee
10 7 (2.01%) Sophos
11 5 (1.43%) JD Edwards
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