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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 29 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing SAP 170 223 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.36% 9.26% 7.71%
As % of the Vendors category 12.24% 20.35% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 118 84
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £21.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% +72.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £26.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.42% +48.57%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1389 1096 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.78% 45.51% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 500 681
Average daily rate £325 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 90 79
Average hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% +8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.34 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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 18 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 77 £475 - 31
Cheshire -29 42 £450 -4.25% 6
Lancashire -20 11 £450 +10.42% 6
Merseyside +3 7 £325 -25.71% 3
Cumbria - 2 £295 - 7
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 60 (17.75%) Finance
2 43 (12.72%) SAP BW
3 42 (12.43%) Project Management
3 42 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (11.54%) CRM
5 38 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (10.95%) Migration
7 36 (10.65%) Oracle
8 31 (9.17%) ERP
9 24 (7.10%) Manufacturing
10 23 (6.80%) Microsoft
10 23 (6.80%) SQL
10 23 (6.80%) ABAP
11 22 (6.51%) PRINCE2
12 21 (6.21%) SAP FI
12 21 (6.21%) SAP BI
13 20 (5.92%) Data Migration
13 20 (5.92%) SAP SD
13 20 (5.92%) SAP CRM
14 19 (5.62%) SAP FI/CO
14 19 (5.62%) SAP CO
14 19 (5.62%) SAP APO
15 18 (5.33%) SAP Implementation
15 18 (5.33%) ITIL
16 17 (5.03%) Business Objects
16 17 (5.03%) Java
16 17 (5.03%) BusinessObjects
17 16 (4.73%) Programme Management
17 16 (4.73%) MS Excel
17 16 (4.73%) SQL Server

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.55%) NetWeaver
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 16 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.25%) MS Office
3 5 (1.48%) MS Project
4 3 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (6.21%) SAP FI
2 20 (5.92%) SAP SD
2 20 (5.92%) SAP CRM
3 19 (5.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 19 (5.62%) SAP CO
3 19 (5.62%) SAP APO
4 14 (4.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (3.55%) SAP MM
6 11 (3.25%) SAP PP
6 11 (3.25%) SAP WM
7 10 (2.96%) SAP BPC
8 8 (2.37%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (1.78%) SAP PM
10 5 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (1.48%) SAP SEM
11 4 (1.18%) SAP EHS
12 3 (0.89%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.89%) SAP FSCM
12 3 (0.89%) SAP Retail
12 3 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.07%) SAN
2 3 (0.89%) DHCP
3 2 (0.59%) Firewall
3 2 (0.59%) CTI
3 2 (0.59%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) NAS
4 1 (0.30%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.72%) SAP BW
2 21 (6.21%) SAP BI
3 17 (5.03%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (4.73%) SQL Server
5 10 (2.96%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.66%) SAP HANA
7 8 (2.37%) DB2
8 7 (2.07%) SAP Data Services
8 7 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.89%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 10 (2.96%) LSMW
2 3 (0.89%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CE
3 1 (0.30%) NWDS
3 1 (0.30%) YouTrack
General
1 60 (17.75%) Finance
2 24 (7.10%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.55%) Billing
4 11 (3.25%) Retail
5 10 (2.96%) Automotive
6 6 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.48%) Marketing
8 4 (1.18%) Electronics
9 3 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.89%) Banking
10 2 (0.59%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.59%) Legal
10 2 (0.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 128 (37.87%) Consultant
2 120 (35.50%) SAP Consultant
3 47 (13.91%) Analyst
4 40 (11.83%) SAP Manager
5 39 (11.54%) Project Manager
6 21 (6.21%) Developer
6 21 (6.21%) Senior Consultant
6 21 (6.21%) Senior SAP Consultant
7 19 (5.62%) Programme Manager
7 19 (5.62%) SAP Analyst
8 17 (5.03%) SAP Project Manager
9 15 (4.44%) SAP SD Consultant
10 14 (4.14%) Architect
11 13 (3.85%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.55%) SAP CRM Consultant
12 12 (3.55%) SAP BW Consultant
12 12 (3.55%) CRM Consultant
13 11 (3.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 11 (3.25%) SAP Developer
13 11 (3.25%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.96%) Middleware
2 9 (2.66%) SAP XI
3 7 (2.07%) .NET
4 5 (1.48%) SAP BSP
4 5 (1.48%) Web Services
5 4 (1.18%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (0.89%) HTML5
6 3 (0.89%) EDI
6 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.89%) HTML
6 3 (0.89%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.30%) jQuery
7 1 (0.30%) SAP CO-PA
7 1 (0.30%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.30%) JSF
7 1 (0.30%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.66%) FMCG
2 8 (2.37%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.18%) DTV
5 3 (0.89%) PMI
6 2 (0.59%) Clustering
6 2 (0.59%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.30%) CMDB
7 1 (0.30%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.30%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.30%) NHS
7 1 (0.30%) Firmware
7 1 (0.30%) NPfIT
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.85%) Windows
2 9 (2.66%) UNIX
3 7 (2.07%) AIX
4 4 (1.18%) Linux
5 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.89%) HPUX
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Solaris
7 1 (0.30%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (12.43%) Project Management
1 42 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (11.54%) CRM
3 38 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (10.95%) Migration
5 31 (9.17%) ERP
6 22 (6.51%) PRINCE2
7 20 (5.92%) Data Migration
8 18 (5.33%) SAP Implementation
8 18 (5.33%) ITIL
9 16 (4.73%) Programme Management
10 15 (4.44%) Logistics
11 13 (3.85%) Change Management
12 12 (3.55%) Resource Management
13 11 (3.25%) Business Analysis
13 11 (3.25%) Service Delivery
14 9 (2.66%) Validation
15 8 (2.37%) Data Modelling
15 8 (2.37%) Incident Management
15 8 (2.37%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.80%) SQL
1 23 (6.80%) ABAP
2 17 (5.03%) Java
3 6 (1.78%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.89%) Groovy
4 3 (0.89%) C#
5 1 (0.30%) R
5 1 (0.30%) C
5 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 6 (1.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (1.18%) Degree
2 4 (1.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.89%) SAP Certification
3 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.59%) ISEB
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.37%) SLA
1 8 (2.37%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.59%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.78%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.18%) PowerHA
3 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.59%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (10.65%) Oracle
2 23 (6.80%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.03%) Business Objects
4 14 (4.14%) HP
5 13 (3.85%) IBM
6 6 (1.78%) VMware
6 6 (1.78%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.78%) Cognos
7 5 (1.48%) Adobe
7 5 (1.48%) Ariba
7 5 (1.48%) CA
7 5 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.18%) Symantec
8 4 (1.18%) Informatica
8 4 (1.18%) McAfee
8 4 (1.18%) Sophos
8 4 (1.18%) Citrix
8 4 (1.18%) Becrypt
8 4 (1.18%) Veeam
9 3 (0.89%) Dell
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