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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 31 26 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing SAP 163 169 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.08% 5.97% 9.03%
As % of the Vendors category 10.92% 13.55% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 78 94
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£475 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £316 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 8
Average hourly rate £22.06 £17.15 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.62% +18.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £15.72 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £22.00 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-27.67% +12.00%
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
1493 1247 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.50% 44.03% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 627 648
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 97 107
Average hourly rate £16.25 £24.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.09 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 75 £475 +11.76% 15
Cheshire -19 22 £410 -6.81% 2
Lancashire -12 15 £550 +10.00% 5
Merseyside -5 13 £225 -44.78% 6
Cumbria +1 6 £525 +7.69%
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 67 (19.31%) Finance
2 50 (14.41%) Oracle
3 49 (14.12%) SQL
4 46 (13.26%) ERP
5 40 (11.53%) SAP BW
6 32 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (9.22%) Migration
7 31 (8.93%) Manufacturing
7 31 (8.93%) DB2
8 30 (8.65%) Security Cleared
9 29 (8.36%) SAP ERP
9 29 (8.36%) Project Management
10 28 (8.07%) ABAP
10 28 (8.07%) Java
10 28 (8.07%) NetWeaver
11 27 (7.78%) CRM
12 24 (6.92%) SC Cleared
13 22 (6.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 21 (6.05%) Degree
14 21 (6.05%) FMCG
14 21 (6.05%) SuccessFactors
14 21 (6.05%) ITIL
15 20 (5.76%) PL/SQL
15 20 (5.76%) Microsoft
15 20 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (5.48%) MS Excel
16 19 (5.48%) PLM
17 17 (4.90%) Programme Management
17 17 (4.90%) SAP Basis
17 17 (4.90%) Linux

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (8.07%) NetWeaver
2 10 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.29%) Apache
3 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.73%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.73%) MS Project
4 3 (0.86%) MS Office
5 2 (0.58%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (8.36%) SAP ERP
2 22 (6.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (4.90%) SAP HR
3 17 (4.90%) SAP MM
3 17 (4.90%) SAP PLM
4 16 (4.61%) SAP FI
4 16 (4.61%) ResourceLink
5 13 (3.75%) SAP SD
6 12 (3.46%) SAP PM
7 11 (3.17%) SAP CO
7 11 (3.17%) SAP SRM
8 10 (2.88%) SAP IS-U
9 9 (2.59%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (2.59%) SAP APO
10 7 (2.02%) SAP CRM
10 7 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (2.02%) SAP BPC
11 6 (1.73%) SAP HCM
12 5 (1.44%) Teamcenter
12 5 (1.44%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.05%) SuccessFactors
2 17 (4.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
3 1 (0.29%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.15%) SAN
2 2 (0.58%) FTP
3 1 (0.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) Network Security
3 1 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.53%) SAP BW
2 31 (8.93%) DB2
3 16 (4.61%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (4.32%) SQL Server
5 13 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.59%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.59%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.59%) SAP Data Services
7 8 (2.31%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.73%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.73%) SAP BI
9 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.15%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.15%) BODI
10 4 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (1.73%) LSMW
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.58%) YouTrack
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.58%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 67 (19.31%) Finance
2 31 (8.93%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.88%) Marketing
3 10 (2.88%) Electronics
3 10 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.59%) Billing
5 7 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.73%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.15%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.15%) Retail
8 3 (0.86%) Back Office
9 2 (0.58%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Front Office
9 2 (0.58%) Banking
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 125 (36.02%) Consultant
2 119 (34.29%) SAP Consultant
3 58 (16.71%) Analyst
4 29 (8.36%) Architect
5 25 (7.20%) Project Manager
5 25 (7.20%) SAP Manager
6 24 (6.92%) Developer
7 15 (4.32%) SAP Analyst
8 14 (4.03%) Technical Analyst
9 13 (3.75%) SAP Project Manager
10 12 (3.46%) Business Analyst
10 12 (3.46%) SAP PLM Consultant
11 10 (2.88%) Trainer
11 10 (2.88%) ABAP Consultant
12 9 (2.59%) SAP MM Consultant
12 9 (2.59%) SAP ISU Consultant
13 8 (2.31%) Data Analyst
13 8 (2.31%) Integration Architect
13 8 (2.31%) SAP Trainer
14 7 (2.02%) Business Objects Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.90%) SAP Basis
2 11 (3.17%) .NET
3 9 (2.59%) Web Dynpro
4 6 (1.73%) SAP Business Workflow
5 5 (1.44%) BAPI
6 4 (1.15%) HTML
6 4 (1.15%) CSS
6 4 (1.15%) JDBC
7 3 (0.86%) Middleware
7 3 (0.86%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (0.86%) Web Services
7 3 (0.86%) SAP ALE
8 2 (0.58%) SAP XI
8 2 (0.58%) Ajax
8 2 (0.58%) HTML5
8 2 (0.58%) J2EE
8 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.58%) jQuery
9 1 (0.29%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.05%) FMCG
2 20 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.75%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.88%) DTV
5 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.73%) E-Learning
7 4 (1.15%) NHS
7 4 (1.15%) Life Science
8 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.86%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.86%) PMI
9 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.58%) Statistics
9 2 (0.58%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.29%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.29%) Open Source
10 1 (0.29%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.90%) Linux
2 12 (3.46%) UNIX
3 8 (2.31%) Windows
4 3 (0.86%) AIX
5 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.29%) HPUX
6 1 (0.29%) Solaris
6 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (13.26%) ERP
2 32 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (9.22%) Migration
3 29 (8.36%) Project Management
4 27 (7.78%) CRM
5 21 (6.05%) ITIL
6 19 (5.48%) PLM
7 17 (4.90%) Programme Management
8 15 (4.32%) ETL
8 15 (4.32%) Data Migration
9 14 (4.03%) PRINCE2
10 13 (3.75%) Workflow
10 13 (3.75%) Logistics
11 12 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (3.46%) Change Management
12 10 (2.88%) OO
12 10 (2.88%) Document Management
12 10 (2.88%) Resource Management
12 10 (2.88%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (2.88%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 49 (14.12%) SQL
2 28 (8.07%) Java
2 28 (8.07%) ABAP
3 20 (5.76%) PL/SQL
4 14 (4.03%) Shell Script
4 14 (4.03%) VBA
5 13 (3.75%) Python
5 13 (3.75%) Perl
6 4 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.15%) SAPscript
7 3 (0.86%) VB
7 3 (0.86%) PHP
7 3 (0.86%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.29%) C#
9 1 (0.29%) VBScript
9 1 (0.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 30 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.05%) Degree
4 5 (1.44%) CCNP
4 5 (1.44%) CCNA
4 5 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.15%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.58%) SAP Certification
7 2 (0.58%) CIMA
8 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.29%) MCSE
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PMP
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.44%) QA
2 4 (1.15%) SLA
2 4 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.29%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (1.44%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (14.41%) Oracle
2 20 (5.76%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.61%) Business Objects
4 15 (4.32%) webMethods
5 14 (4.03%) IBM
5 14 (4.03%) Dell
6 13 (3.75%) Software AG
7 11 (3.17%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.59%) Adobe
8 9 (2.59%) HP
9 8 (2.31%) JD Edwards
10 6 (1.73%) Avaya
11 5 (1.44%) Nortel
11 5 (1.44%) Cisco
12 4 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (1.15%) StreamServe
13 3 (0.86%) Primavera
13 3 (0.86%) Syclo
13 3 (0.86%) Siemens
13 3 (0.86%) Ariba
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