The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Northern Ireland region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 15 29 5
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -24
Contract jobs citing SAP 5 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.39% 2.78% 14.47%
As % of the Vendors category 11.90% 7.92% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £370 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £280 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £300 £274
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 £24.50 £26.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
Vendors Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
42 101 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 36.84% 35.07% 50.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 56 15
Average daily rate £325 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
SAP
UK

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
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +13 5 £370 +23.33%
SAP
UK

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (45.45%) Business Objects
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (45.45%) Cognos
1 5 (45.45%) ETL
1 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (45.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Solaris
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) General Ledger
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) SAP CRM

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (18.18%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (45.45%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) General Ledger
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) SAP CRM Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) CRM Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Solaris
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ETL
1 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 2 (18.18%) ABAP
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) Business Objects
1 5 (45.45%) Cognos
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft