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 5 February 2016 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 SE.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP
Rank 30 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing SAP 212 188 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.58% 5.97% 6.80%
As % of the Vendors category 13.55% 13.01% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 87 73
Average daily rate £413 £475 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.05% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.12 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.26% +46.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £17.20 £15.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £67.00 £30.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.98 £19.00 £43.80
% change year-on-year
+5.15% -56.62%
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
1564 1445 1192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.15% 45.90% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 734 567
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.03 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 118 £434 -8.73% 38
Cumbria +2 35 £355 -16.47% 1
Cheshire 0 21 £500 +11.11% 9
Merseyside -10 17 £425 +36.00% 6
Lancashire -16 3 £273 -36.62% 3
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 94 (22.01%) Security Cleared
2 91 (21.31%) Finance
3 88 (20.61%) SC Cleared
4 64 (14.99%) Manufacturing
5 59 (13.82%) Oracle
5 59 (13.82%) ERP
6 57 (13.35%) SAP HR
7 50 (11.71%) SAP BW
8 48 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (11.24%) Migration
9 43 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
10 42 (9.84%) SQL
11 39 (9.13%) ABAP
11 39 (9.13%) Change Management
11 39 (9.13%) DV Cleared
12 36 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 32 (7.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 31 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (7.26%) SAP Implementation
16 30 (7.03%) Project Management
17 29 (6.79%) SQL Server
18 28 (6.56%) Microsoft
19 27 (6.32%) Workflow
19 27 (6.32%) Java
20 26 (6.09%) SAP PM
20 26 (6.09%) Programme Management
21 25 (5.85%) BusinessObjects
21 25 (5.85%) Marketing
21 25 (5.85%) User Experience

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (4.68%) NetWeaver
2 5 (1.17%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.23%) CMS
4 1 (0.23%) Confluence
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.23%) Lync
4 1 (0.23%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.23%) SAS
4 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.87%) MS Project
3 7 (1.64%) MS Office
4 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 57 (13.35%) SAP HR
2 32 (7.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 26 (6.09%) SAP PM
4 24 (5.62%) SAP Payroll
5 17 (3.98%) SAP MM
5 17 (3.98%) SAP SD
6 16 (3.75%) SAP BPC
7 15 (3.51%) SAP SRM
8 14 (3.28%) SAP FI
9 13 (3.04%) SAP CO
9 13 (3.04%) SAP FI/CO
10 10 (2.34%) SAP HCM
11 9 (2.11%) SAP ERP
11 9 (2.11%) SAP QM
11 9 (2.11%) SAP WM
12 8 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
12 8 (1.87%) SAP APO
12 8 (1.87%) SAP CS
13 7 (1.64%) SAP MDM
13 7 (1.64%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.81%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.94%) IBM PureFlex
3 3 (0.70%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.41%) HTTP
2 5 (1.17%) FTP
2 5 (1.17%) SMTP
3 4 (0.94%) LAN
4 1 (0.23%) DHCP
4 1 (0.23%) DNS
4 1 (0.23%) Firewall
4 1 (0.23%) LDAP
4 1 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.71%) SAP BW
2 29 (6.79%) SQL Server
3 25 (5.85%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (4.22%) DB2
5 16 (3.75%) SAP HANA
6 12 (2.81%) SAP Data Services
7 10 (2.34%) SAP BI
8 9 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.17%) OLAP
11 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.94%) QlikView
12 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.94%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.47%) GIS
14 2 (0.47%) MySQL
14 2 (0.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.94%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.70%) JIRA
4 2 (0.47%) Moq
5 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.23%) JUnit
5 1 (0.23%) LSMW
5 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.23%) Subversion
5 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.23%) YouTrack
General
1 91 (21.31%) Finance
2 64 (14.99%) Manufacturing
3 25 (5.85%) Marketing
4 21 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.68%) Electronics
6 15 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.64%) Legal
8 3 (0.70%) Advertising
8 3 (0.70%) German Language
9 2 (0.47%) Billing
9 2 (0.47%) Retail
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 149 (34.89%) Consultant
2 136 (31.85%) SAP Consultant
3 104 (24.36%) Analyst
4 59 (13.82%) SAP Analyst
5 35 (8.20%) Developer
6 28 (6.56%) Business Analyst
7 27 (6.32%) SAP Manager
8 25 (5.85%) Project Manager
9 23 (5.39%) HR Consultant
10 22 (5.15%) SAP HR Consultant
11 18 (4.22%) HR Analyst
12 14 (3.28%) SAP Developer
12 14 (3.28%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 14 (3.28%) SAP HR Analyst
13 13 (3.04%) Functional Consultant
13 13 (3.04%) SAP PM Consultant
13 13 (3.04%) SAP Project Manager
14 11 (2.58%) SAP BW Consultant
14 11 (2.58%) SAP MM Consultant
14 11 (2.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.15%) SAP Basis
2 12 (2.81%) HTML
3 11 (2.58%) XML
4 10 (2.34%) HTML5
5 9 (2.11%) SAP XI
5 9 (2.11%) SAPUI5
6 6 (1.41%) REST
6 6 (1.41%) SOAP
7 5 (1.17%) .NET
7 5 (1.17%) Flash
7 5 (1.17%) JDBC
7 5 (1.17%) JSON
7 5 (1.17%) Middleware
7 5 (1.17%) SAP PI
8 4 (0.94%) CSS
8 4 (0.94%) EDI
9 3 (0.70%) jQuery
10 2 (0.47%) CSS3
10 2 (0.47%) SAP Fiori
10 2 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.85%) User Experience
3 22 (5.15%) FMCG
4 13 (3.04%) Life Science
5 6 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.94%) Data Extraction
7 4 (0.94%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.94%) DLPAR
7 4 (0.94%) HACMP
7 4 (0.94%) LPAR
8 3 (0.70%) Clustering
8 3 (0.70%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.70%) NHS
9 2 (0.47%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.23%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.23%) Informatics
10 1 (0.23%) Replication
10 1 (0.23%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.98%) Windows
2 13 (3.04%) Unix
3 11 (2.58%) AIX
4 9 (2.11%) Linux
5 6 (1.41%) Solaris
6 5 (1.17%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (13.82%) ERP
2 48 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (11.24%) Migration
3 39 (9.13%) Change Management
4 36 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 31 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (7.26%) SAP Implementation
7 30 (7.03%) Project Management
8 27 (6.32%) Workflow
9 26 (6.09%) Programme Management
10 23 (5.39%) Requirements Management
11 22 (5.15%) Data Migration
12 21 (4.92%) Digital Marketing
13 16 (3.75%) Test Scripting
14 15 (3.51%) Logistics
15 14 (3.28%) ITIL
15 14 (3.28%) Quality Management
16 13 (3.04%) CRM
16 13 (3.04%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (9.84%) SQL
2 39 (9.13%) ABAP
3 27 (6.32%) Java
4 5 (1.17%) XQuery
5 4 (0.94%) C#
6 3 (0.70%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.47%) VB
7 2 (0.47%) VBScript
8 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.23%) C
8 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.23%) PHP
8 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.23%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (22.01%) Security Cleared
2 88 (20.61%) SC Cleared
3 39 (9.13%) DV Cleared
4 20 (4.68%) Degree
5 5 (1.17%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.70%) HND
7 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.47%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.47%) ISEB
8 2 (0.47%) MBA
8 2 (0.47%) MCTS
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.23%) ACCA
9 1 (0.23%) CCA
9 1 (0.23%) CIMA
9 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.23%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.58%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.34%) QA
3 5 (1.17%) SLA
4 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (0.94%) PowerHA
2 3 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 10 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.94%) Legato
4 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.23%) Control-M
5 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 59 (13.82%) Oracle
2 28 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.51%) IBM
4 8 (1.87%) Ariba
4 8 (1.87%) Citrix
5 7 (1.64%) Informatica
6 6 (1.41%) HP
6 6 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.17%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.17%) webMethods
8 4 (0.94%) Siemens
9 3 (0.70%) Baan
9 3 (0.70%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.70%) Tableau
10 2 (0.47%) Adobe
10 2 (0.47%) CA
10 2 (0.47%) Cisco
10 2 (0.47%) CODA
10 2 (0.47%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.47%) Sage
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