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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 32 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing SAP 181 173 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.67% 5.94% 8.66%
As % of the Vendors category 12.22% 13.37% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 135
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£450 £406 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £548 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
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 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £17.50 £15.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+51.42% -12.50%
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
1481 1294 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.37% 44.45% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 588 737
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 £206 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 104 117
Average hourly rate £18.03 £21.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.10 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -12 69 £400 - 36
Cheshire +5 39 £440 -2.22% 5
Cumbria - 24 £600 - 3
Lancashire -11 17 £565 - 8
Merseyside -4 9 £600 +37.14% 3
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 71 (19.45%) Finance
2 47 (12.88%) Oracle
3 46 (12.60%) SQL
3 46 (12.60%) ERP
4 41 (11.23%) Manufacturing
5 38 (10.41%) CRM
6 37 (10.14%) Project Management
7 34 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (8.77%) Microsoft
8 32 (8.77%) MS Excel
8 32 (8.77%) Java
8 32 (8.77%) ABAP
9 30 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (8.22%) Security Cleared
10 28 (7.67%) SC Cleared
10 28 (7.67%) DB2
11 27 (7.40%) Migration
12 26 (7.12%) SAP ERP
13 25 (6.85%) SAP BW
14 23 (6.30%) Programme Management
15 22 (6.03%) PRINCE2
16 21 (5.75%) Business Objects
16 21 (5.75%) PL/SQL
16 21 (5.75%) BusinessObjects
16 21 (5.75%) Degree
16 21 (5.75%) SuccessFactors
17 20 (5.48%) SaaS
17 20 (5.48%) IBM
17 20 (5.48%) NetWeaver
18 19 (5.21%) SAP SD

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 20 (5.48%) NetWeaver
2 13 (3.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.55%) Apache
4 2 (0.55%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (0.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 32 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.29%) MS Project
3 11 (3.01%) MS Office
4 10 (2.74%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (7.12%) SAP ERP
2 19 (5.21%) SAP SD
2 19 (5.21%) SAP MM
2 19 (5.21%) ResourceLink
3 18 (4.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (4.38%) SAP PP
4 16 (4.38%) SAP CRM
5 15 (4.11%) SAP WM
6 14 (3.84%) SAP PM
7 13 (3.56%) SAP FI
8 12 (3.29%) SAP APO
8 12 (3.29%) SAP EWM
8 12 (3.29%) SAP PLM
9 11 (3.01%) SAP BPC
10 10 (2.74%) SAP CO
11 8 (2.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (2.19%) SAP HR
11 8 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (1.37%) SAP HCM
12 5 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.75%) SuccessFactors
2 20 (5.48%) SaaS
3 2 (0.55%) Taleo
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.82%) SAN
1 3 (0.82%) FTP
2 2 (0.55%) Intranet
3 1 (0.27%) SMTP
3 1 (0.27%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.67%) DB2
2 25 (6.85%) SAP BW
3 21 (5.75%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (3.56%) SAP Data Services
4 13 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.56%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.29%) Crystal Reports
5 12 (3.29%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.19%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.37%) BODI
7 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.10%) MS Access
8 4 (1.10%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.55%) QlikView
10 2 (0.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.37%) LSMW
1 5 (1.37%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.55%) ERwin
3 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 71 (19.45%) Finance
2 41 (11.23%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.93%) Marketing
4 14 (3.84%) Electronics
4 14 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.47%) Billing
7 8 (2.19%) Retail
8 4 (1.10%) Back Office
9 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 127 (34.79%) Consultant
2 116 (31.78%) SAP Consultant
3 50 (13.70%) Analyst
4 48 (13.15%) Project Manager
5 27 (7.40%) Developer
5 27 (7.40%) SAP Manager
6 26 (7.12%) Architect
7 13 (3.56%) SAP SD Consultant
7 13 (3.56%) SAP Project Manager
7 13 (3.56%) Senior Manager
8 12 (3.29%) Senior Project Manager
9 11 (3.01%) SAP MM Consultant
9 11 (3.01%) SAP WM Consultant
9 11 (3.01%) Integration Architect
9 11 (3.01%) Business Analyst
10 9 (2.47%) Data Consultant
10 9 (2.47%) ABAP Consultant
10 9 (2.47%) SAP PP Consultant
11 8 (2.19%) Data Analyst
11 8 (2.19%) SAP PLM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.11%) SAP Basis
2 8 (2.19%) BAPI
3 7 (1.92%) Web Dynpro
4 6 (1.64%) SAP XI
4 6 (1.64%) SAP Business Workflow
5 5 (1.37%) .NET
6 3 (0.82%) SAP ALE
6 3 (0.82%) Middleware
6 3 (0.82%) Web Services
6 3 (0.82%) XML
6 3 (0.82%) JDBC
6 3 (0.82%) SAP Smart Forms
7 2 (0.55%) J2EE
8 1 (0.27%) Java EE
8 1 (0.27%) SAP CO-PA
8 1 (0.27%) Ajax
8 1 (0.27%) EDI
8 1 (0.27%) XHTML
8 1 (0.27%) HTML
8 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.21%) FMCG
2 16 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.84%) DTV
4 8 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.19%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.19%) NHS
4 8 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.82%) Data Extraction
5 3 (0.82%) Statistics
6 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.55%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.27%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.27%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.27%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.27%) Open Source
7 1 (0.27%) Life Science
7 1 (0.27%) Informatics
7 1 (0.27%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.84%) Windows
2 13 (3.56%) UNIX
3 12 (3.29%) Linux
4 5 (1.37%) HPUX
5 4 (1.10%) AIX
6 2 (0.55%) SUSE
6 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.60%) ERP
2 38 (10.41%) CRM
3 37 (10.14%) Project Management
4 34 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (7.40%) Migration
7 23 (6.30%) Programme Management
8 22 (6.03%) PRINCE2
9 16 (4.38%) ETL
10 15 (4.11%) Data Migration
11 14 (3.84%) PLM
11 14 (3.84%) Digital Marketing
12 13 (3.56%) Change Management
13 12 (3.29%) ITIL
13 12 (3.29%) Business Analysis
13 12 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (3.01%) Workflow
14 11 (3.01%) OO
15 10 (2.74%) Validation
15 10 (2.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.60%) SQL
2 32 (8.77%) Java
2 32 (8.77%) ABAP
3 21 (5.75%) PL/SQL
4 16 (4.38%) Shell Script
4 16 (4.38%) VBA
5 15 (4.11%) Perl
5 15 (4.11%) Python
6 4 (1.10%) SAPscript
6 4 (1.10%) Groovy
7 3 (0.82%) VB
8 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.55%) C
8 2 (0.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.67%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.75%) Degree
4 6 (1.64%) SAP Certification
5 4 (1.10%) CIMA
5 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.10%) CCNP
5 4 (1.10%) CCNA
6 3 (0.82%) ISEB
7 2 (0.55%) ACCA
7 2 (0.55%) CIPFA
7 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.55%) ICAEW
7 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.27%) PMP
8 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.64%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.64%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 47 (12.88%) Oracle
2 32 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.75%) Business Objects
4 20 (5.48%) IBM
5 18 (4.93%) webMethods
6 17 (4.66%) Dell
7 15 (4.11%) Software AG
8 14 (3.84%) Adobe
9 13 (3.56%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.29%) HP
11 8 (2.19%) VMware
12 7 (1.92%) Becrypt
12 7 (1.92%) Veeam
12 7 (1.92%) CA
12 7 (1.92%) Citrix
12 7 (1.92%) Cognos
12 7 (1.92%) McAfee
12 7 (1.92%) Sophos
12 7 (1.92%) Symantec
13 6 (1.64%) JD Edwards
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