The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 23 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing SAP 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.68% 5.62% 2.87%
As % of the Vendors category 3.57% 11.11% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-27.67% +12.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Vendors Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
56 45 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 47.06% 50.56% 47.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 35
Average daily rate £250 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £10.75 £13.50 £8.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% +51.85%
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 Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SAP Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SAP
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAP across the Northern Ireland region.

SAP Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

SAP
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (66.67%) Business Objects
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) General Ledger
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) SAP HR

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (33.33%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Trainer
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Trainer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Business Objects
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft