The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP over the 3 months to 31 July 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 SE.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 36 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SAP 444 442 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.66% 4.81% 4.90%
As % of the Vendors category 9.83% 10.31% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 230 209
Average daily rate
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£440 £398 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -6.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £257 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 12
Average hourly rate £26.25 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £11.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £47.50 £37.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-15.20% +11.11%
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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4518 4289 4132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.39% 46.63% 48.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2556 2129 2041
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 236 314
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.42 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

SAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SAP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SAP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SAP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAP across the South East region.

SAP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SAP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SAP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Berkshire +9 127 £423 +3.04% 31
Surrey -2 98 £475 +18.75% 10
Hampshire +12 71 £444 +15.32% 18
West Sussex +10 41 £510 +36.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -16 35 £415 +18.57% 9
Middlesex -2 27 £435 +2.35%
Oxfordshire -38 13 £400 -11.11% 10
East Sussex +2 9 £620 +50.30% 1
Sussex 0 2 - -
Kent -10 2 £215 -54.73% 3
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 247 (28.52%) Finance
2 142 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
3 127 (14.67%) ERP
4 124 (14.32%) Telecoms
5 110 (12.70%) Oracle
6 104 (12.01%) Project Management
7 97 (11.20%) Microsoft
8 96 (11.09%) Manufacturing
9 88 (10.16%) SAP BW
10 87 (10.05%) Migration
11 86 (9.93%) BusinessObjects
12 77 (8.89%) CRM
13 73 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 71 (8.20%) Programme Management
15 70 (8.08%) MS Excel
16 68 (7.85%) SQL
17 67 (7.74%) Electronics
18 66 (7.62%) Marketing
19 63 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
20 61 (7.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
21 58 (6.70%) ITIL
22 56 (6.47%) DTV
22 56 (6.47%) Digital Marketing
23 55 (6.35%) ABAP
24 54 (6.24%) MS Office
24 54 (6.24%) PRINCE2
25 53 (6.12%) SAP FI
26 52 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
27 48 (5.54%) SAP BI
27 48 (5.54%) Test Scripting

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.89%) NetWeaver
3 19 (2.19%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.27%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.81%) SAP EP
6 6 (0.69%) Confluence
6 6 (0.69%) Lync
6 6 (0.69%) SAS
6 6 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.35%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.35%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.35%) Apache
9 2 (0.23%) Eucalyptus
9 2 (0.23%) Mule
9 2 (0.23%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.12%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 70 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 54 (6.24%) MS Office
3 28 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.27%) MS Project
5 7 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.35%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.23%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) GIMP
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 61 (7.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 53 (6.12%) SAP FI
3 47 (5.43%) SAP CRM
4 43 (4.97%) SAP ERP
5 36 (4.16%) SAP PSCD
6 30 (3.46%) SAP FI-CA
7 27 (3.12%) SAP FI/CO
7 27 (3.12%) SAP CO
8 20 (2.31%) SAP HR
8 20 (2.31%) SAP MII
9 19 (2.19%) SAP SRM
9 19 (2.19%) SAP IS-U
10 18 (2.08%) SAP BPC
11 16 (1.85%) Maximo
12 14 (1.62%) SAP SD
13 13 (1.50%) SAP MDM
14 12 (1.39%) SAP MM
15 8 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
15 8 (0.92%) SAP GRC
16 7 (0.81%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.89%) SuccessFactors
2 11 (1.27%) SaaS
3 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.46%) Taleo
5 3 (0.35%) Office 365
5 3 (0.35%) IaaS
6 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.23%) Boomi
6 2 (0.23%) Google Checkout
7 1 (0.12%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.50%) SAN
2 9 (1.04%) Intranet
3 6 (0.69%) LAN
3 6 (0.69%) WAN
3 6 (0.69%) NAS
4 4 (0.46%) FTP
4 4 (0.46%) Firewall
5 2 (0.23%) SSH
5 2 (0.23%) Network Security
5 2 (0.23%) HTTP
5 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.23%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.12%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.12%) SMS
6 1 (0.12%) UMTS
6 1 (0.12%) GSM
6 1 (0.12%) VLAN
6 1 (0.12%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (10.16%) SAP BW
2 86 (9.93%) BusinessObjects
3 48 (5.54%) SAP BI
4 36 (4.16%) SQL Server
5 31 (3.58%) SAP HANA
6 26 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.31%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.19%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 13 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.04%) Xcelsius
14 9 (1.04%) SAP Data Services
14 9 (1.04%) Lumira
15 8 (0.92%) DB2
15 8 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (0.92%) JIRA
2 3 (0.35%) Selenium
2 3 (0.35%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.23%) Toad
3 2 (0.23%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.23%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.23%) JMeter
3 2 (0.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.12%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.12%) Subversion
4 1 (0.12%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.12%) Axure RP
General
1 247 (28.52%) Finance
2 124 (14.32%) Telecoms
3 96 (11.09%) Manufacturing
4 67 (7.74%) Electronics
5 66 (7.62%) Marketing
6 36 (4.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 28 (3.23%) Retail
8 25 (2.89%) Billing
9 16 (1.85%) Banking
9 16 (1.85%) Automotive
10 12 (1.39%) Legal
10 12 (1.39%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.92%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.69%) German Language
13 5 (0.58%) Back Office
14 4 (0.46%) Publishing
14 4 (0.46%) Korean Language
15 3 (0.35%) French Language
15 3 (0.35%) Local Government
16 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 201 (23.21%) Consultant
2 170 (19.63%) SAP Consultant
3 152 (17.55%) Analyst
4 92 (10.62%) Architect
5 91 (10.51%) Project Manager
6 66 (7.62%) SAP Manager
7 64 (7.39%) Developer
8 41 (4.73%) Business Analyst
9 39 (4.50%) SAP Project Manager
10 37 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
11 34 (3.93%) SAP Developer
12 32 (3.70%) Test Analyst
13 29 (3.35%) SAP Analyst
14 28 (3.23%) SAP Architect
15 20 (2.31%) Programme Manager
16 19 (2.19%) Administrator
17 18 (2.08%) Functional Consultant
17 18 (2.08%) SAP Solutions Architect
18 16 (1.85%) SAP Functional Consultant
19 15 (1.73%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.23%) XML
1 28 (3.23%) SAP XI
2 23 (2.66%) SAP PI
3 21 (2.42%) SAP Basis
4 18 (2.08%) Web Services
4 18 (2.08%) HTML
5 16 (1.85%) .NET
5 16 (1.85%) Middleware
6 13 (1.50%) HTML5
7 11 (1.27%) EDI
7 11 (1.27%) SAP Smart Forms
8 9 (1.04%) BAPI
8 9 (1.04%) SOAP
9 8 (0.92%) CSS
10 7 (0.81%) Web Dynpro
11 6 (0.69%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.69%) SAP ALE
11 6 (0.69%) REST
12 5 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (0.46%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.47%) DTV
3 35 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.19%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.08%) FMCG
6 14 (1.62%) NHS
7 11 (1.27%) AS400
7 11 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 11 (1.27%) User Experience
8 10 (1.15%) iSeries
8 10 (1.15%) Smart Meter
9 9 (1.04%) Data Extraction
9 9 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.04%) PKI
9 9 (1.04%) Statistics
10 7 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 7 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.69%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 45 (5.20%) Windows
2 39 (4.50%) UNIX
3 32 (3.70%) Linux
4 14 (1.62%) AIX
5 8 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.81%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.69%) Solaris
7 6 (0.69%) zOS
7 6 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.58%) VMS
8 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.12%) SUSE
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
2 127 (14.67%) ERP
3 104 (12.01%) Project Management
4 87 (10.05%) Migration
5 77 (8.89%) CRM
6 73 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (8.20%) Programme Management
8 58 (6.70%) ITIL
9 56 (6.47%) Digital Marketing
10 54 (6.24%) PRINCE2
11 52 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (5.54%) Test Scripting
13 40 (4.62%) Data Management
14 37 (4.27%) Service Delivery
14 37 (4.27%) Change Management
14 37 (4.27%) User Acceptance Testing
15 35 (4.04%) Analytics
16 31 (3.58%) Workflow
17 29 (3.35%) Data Modelling
18 28 (3.23%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (7.85%) SQL
2 55 (6.35%) ABAP
3 25 (2.89%) Java
4 13 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.15%) C#
6 8 (0.92%) C
6 8 (0.92%) SAPscript
6 8 (0.92%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.46%) C++
9 3 (0.35%) COBOL
9 3 (0.35%) VB
9 3 (0.35%) XPath
9 3 (0.35%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.23%) R
10 2 (0.23%) VBA
10 2 (0.23%) Python
10 2 (0.23%) PHP
10 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (4.73%) Degree
2 28 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.54%) ISEB
4 21 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.96%) CIMA
6 15 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (1.39%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.27%) ACCA
9 10 (1.15%) PMI Certification
9 10 (1.15%) CISSP
10 7 (0.81%) CCA
10 7 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.69%) PMP
12 5 (0.58%) CISM
12 5 (0.58%) CCAB
13 4 (0.46%) MBA
13 4 (0.46%) AAT
13 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.46%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.50%) QA
2 21 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (1.50%) SLA
4 11 (1.27%) GxP
5 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.35%) GAMP
6 3 (0.35%) GCP
6 3 (0.35%) GMP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.46%) Veritas File System
3 4 (0.46%) vSphere
4 2 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) NFS
5 1 (0.12%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 14 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.81%) Tivoli
2 7 (0.81%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.35%) SCCM
6 2 (0.23%) SCOM
6 2 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.23%) Puppet
6 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.23%) EMC VPLEX
6 2 (0.23%) Nagios
6 2 (0.23%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.23%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.23%) WSUS
7 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.12%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 110 (12.70%) Oracle
2 97 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 35 (4.04%) Ariba
4 25 (2.89%) HP
5 22 (2.54%) Adobe
6 20 (2.31%) Citrix
7 15 (1.73%) IBM
7 15 (1.73%) VMware
8 12 (1.39%) TOWER Software
8 12 (1.39%) Informatica
9 11 (1.27%) JD Edwards
9 11 (1.27%) Cognos
9 11 (1.27%) webMethods
10 8 (0.92%) Sun
10 8 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.81%) Veritas
11 7 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.81%) Cisco
11 7 (0.81%) Symantec
12 6 (0.69%) Remedy
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