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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 21 26 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing SAP 250 166 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.86% 5.80% 9.15%
As % of the Vendors category 14.87% 13.31% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 53 107
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £438 £440
% change year-on-year
- -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -32.69%
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
1681 1247 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.12% 43.56% 46.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 565 476
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 99 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.96% +47.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 -3 96 £475 -2.56% 26
Cheshire 0 36 £410 -7.86% 11
Merseyside -5 26 £325 -23.52% 3
Cumbria +5 17 £425 +44.06% 1
Lancashire +1 12 £490 +8.88% 3
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 93 (22.41%) Finance
2 70 (16.87%) Oracle
3 69 (16.63%) ERP
4 58 (13.98%) Manufacturing
5 46 (11.08%) Migration
5 46 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (10.12%) Project Management
7 38 (9.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 37 (8.92%) NetWeaver
9 36 (8.67%) SAP BW
10 35 (8.43%) UNIX
11 34 (8.19%) SQL Server
12 33 (7.95%) SAP FI
13 32 (7.71%) SQL
13 32 (7.71%) Security Cleared
13 32 (7.71%) FMCG
14 30 (7.23%) SAP HR
15 29 (6.99%) SAP Basis
16 28 (6.75%) SAP CO
17 27 (6.51%) SC Cleared
17 27 (6.51%) Programme Management
18 25 (6.02%) SAP FI/CO
18 25 (6.02%) Telecoms
18 25 (6.02%) Marketing
19 23 (5.54%) Digital Marketing
19 23 (5.54%) DTV
19 23 (5.54%) Electronics
19 23 (5.54%) ABAP
19 23 (5.54%) DB2
20 22 (5.30%) Windows

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 37 (8.92%) NetWeaver
2 7 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.45%) IBM Notes
4 4 (0.96%) SAS
5 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.48%) Confluence
7 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.24%) IIS
7 1 (0.24%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 14 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.41%) MS Project
2 10 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.72%) MS Office
3 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.48%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (9.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 33 (7.95%) SAP FI
3 30 (7.23%) SAP HR
4 28 (6.75%) SAP CO
5 25 (6.02%) SAP FI/CO
6 20 (4.82%) SAP SD
7 18 (4.34%) SAP ERP
8 16 (3.86%) SAP PLM
9 15 (3.61%) SAP MM
10 14 (3.37%) SAP Payroll
10 14 (3.37%) SAP SRM
10 14 (3.37%) SAP IS-U
11 10 (2.41%) SAP PM
11 10 (2.41%) Agresso
12 8 (1.93%) SAP APO
13 7 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
14 5 (1.20%) SAP Retail
15 4 (0.96%) Teamcenter
15 4 (0.96%) SAP LE
15 4 (0.96%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.45%) Office 365
1 6 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.45%) SAN
2 5 (1.20%) WAN
3 1 (0.24%) GSM
3 1 (0.24%) UMTS
3 1 (0.24%) DMZ
3 1 (0.24%) Internet
3 1 (0.24%) MPLS
3 1 (0.24%) OSPF
3 1 (0.24%) BGP
3 1 (0.24%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.24%) Firewall
3 1 (0.24%) Wireless
3 1 (0.24%) VPLS
3 1 (0.24%) Network Security
3 1 (0.24%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.24%) NAS
3 1 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.67%) SAP BW
2 34 (8.19%) SQL Server
3 23 (5.54%) DB2
4 21 (5.06%) BusinessObjects
5 17 (4.10%) SAP HANA
6 16 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (2.89%) Oracle Database
7 12 (2.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 9 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.93%) SAP BI
9 8 (1.93%) QlikView
10 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.96%) MySQL
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.48%) DTS
13 2 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (0.96%) LSMW
2 2 (0.48%) Subversion
2 2 (0.48%) JIRA
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.48%) JUnit
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.48%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.48%) YouTrack
3 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.24%) ERwin
3 1 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 93 (22.41%) Finance
2 58 (13.98%) Manufacturing
3 25 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.02%) Marketing
4 23 (5.54%) Electronics
5 13 (3.13%) Retail
6 12 (2.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (2.65%) Billing
7 11 (2.65%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.45%) Banking
9 4 (0.96%) Local Government
10 3 (0.72%) Automotive
10 3 (0.72%) Swedish Language
11 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.48%) French Language
11 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.48%) Front Office
11 2 (0.48%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Military
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (30.60%) Consultant
2 121 (29.16%) SAP Consultant
3 54 (13.01%) Analyst
4 51 (12.29%) SAP Manager
5 48 (11.57%) Architect
6 35 (8.43%) Project Manager
7 29 (6.99%) SAP Architect
8 21 (5.06%) Developer
9 19 (4.58%) SAP Project Manager
9 19 (4.58%) SAP Analyst
10 18 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (3.61%) Business Analyst
11 15 (3.61%) Technical Analyst
12 14 (3.37%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
12 14 (3.37%) SAP PLM Consultant
13 13 (3.13%) PMO Manager
13 13 (3.13%) SAP ISU Consultant
14 11 (2.65%) Trainer
15 10 (2.41%) Technical Architect
16 9 (2.17%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.99%) SAP Basis
2 12 (2.89%) .NET
3 9 (2.17%) Web Dynpro
4 5 (1.20%) CSS
4 5 (1.20%) HTML
4 5 (1.20%) Web Services
5 4 (0.96%) jQuery
6 3 (0.72%) EDI
6 3 (0.72%) Ajax
7 2 (0.48%) Spring
7 2 (0.48%) Middleware
7 2 (0.48%) SAP Smart Forms
7 2 (0.48%) SAP XI
7 2 (0.48%) XML
7 2 (0.48%) XSD
7 2 (0.48%) JSP
7 2 (0.48%) J2EE
7 2 (0.48%) Spring MVC
7 2 (0.48%) SAP PI
7 2 (0.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.71%) FMCG
2 23 (5.54%) DTV
3 10 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.93%) E-Learning
4 8 (1.93%) Life Science
5 7 (1.69%) PMI
6 6 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.72%) NHS
8 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.48%) User Experience
9 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.48%) Replication
10 1 (0.24%) Clustering
10 1 (0.24%) GIS
10 1 (0.24%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.43%) UNIX
2 22 (5.30%) Windows
3 21 (5.06%) Linux
4 17 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.17%) AIX
7 3 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) HPUX
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.63%) ERP
2 46 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
2 46 (11.08%) Migration
3 42 (10.12%) Project Management
4 27 (6.51%) Programme Management
5 23 (5.54%) Digital Marketing
6 21 (5.06%) SAP Implementation
6 21 (5.06%) PRINCE2
7 20 (4.82%) CRM
8 19 (4.58%) Change Management
9 17 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (4.10%) Logistics
10 16 (3.86%) PLM
11 15 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (3.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 14 (3.37%) Data Migration
12 14 (3.37%) Data Governance
12 14 (3.37%) Technical Architecture
12 14 (3.37%) Workflow
12 14 (3.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.71%) SQL
2 23 (5.54%) ABAP
3 14 (3.37%) Java
4 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
4 4 (0.96%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.72%) PHP
5 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.48%) VBScript
6 2 (0.48%) VB
6 2 (0.48%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.24%) VBA
7 1 (0.24%) Perl
7 1 (0.24%) C
7 1 (0.24%) C#
7 1 (0.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.65%) Degree
4 8 (1.93%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.96%) CIPD
6 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.48%) CCA
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CCNP
7 1 (0.24%) CCNA
7 1 (0.24%) ACCA
7 1 (0.24%) CIMA
7 1 (0.24%) MBA
7 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (1.45%) QA
3 3 (0.72%) SLA
4 2 (0.48%) GxP
5 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.45%) Xen
3 6 (1.45%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.24%) XenApp
4 1 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (1.69%) SCCM
2 6 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 70 (16.87%) Oracle
2 21 (5.06%) Business Objects
3 18 (4.34%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.13%) IBM
5 12 (2.89%) Citrix
6 10 (2.41%) HP
7 9 (2.17%) VMware
8 8 (1.93%) EMC
9 7 (1.69%) JD Edwards
10 6 (1.45%) Informatica
10 6 (1.45%) Lotus
10 6 (1.45%) Syclo
11 5 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.20%) Ariba
12 4 (0.96%) Adobe
12 4 (0.96%) Progress
12 4 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.96%) Siemens
12 4 (0.96%) Primavera
12 4 (0.96%) StreamServe
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
CHM Recruit
Rate: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
People Source
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £650 per day + Expenses
Posted: 11 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £308.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
North West
Boss ERP Consulting
Posted: 25 days ago
Merseyside
Recruit121
Rate: £0 - £100 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago