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 6 May 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 AG.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 41 38 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing SAP 405 435 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.09% 4.72% 6.51%
As % of the Vendors category 8.88% 10.01% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 248 278
Average daily rate
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£414 £398 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £428
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 22
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.68% -29.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.25 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.60%
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
4563 4346 4101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.07% 47.18% 49.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2447 2189 2021
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £190 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 256 321
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -1 111 £419 +11.73% 25
Surrey -1 74 £369 -22.31% 14
Hampshire +3 62 £415 +5.06% 18
Buckinghamshire +7 42 £300 -14.28% 9
Middlesex +1 35 £378 -5.50%
West Sussex +1 34 £529 +291.66% 1
Oxfordshire -28 19 £450 +28.57% 5
East Sussex -14 2 £600 +50.00% 5
Home Counties +4 1 £465 -22.50%
M4 Corridor 0 1 - -
Kent -4 1 - - 2
Sussex -4 1 - -
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 266 (30.61%) Finance
2 141 (16.23%) Business Intelligence
3 128 (14.73%) Telecoms
4 124 (14.27%) ERP
5 106 (12.20%) SAP BW
6 92 (10.59%) Microsoft
7 90 (10.36%) Manufacturing
8 87 (10.01%) Project Management
9 85 (9.78%) MS Excel
10 76 (8.75%) CRM
10 76 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 74 (8.52%) Oracle
12 71 (8.17%) ABAP
13 70 (8.06%) SQL
14 69 (7.94%) Business Objects
14 69 (7.94%) BusinessObjects
15 68 (7.83%) MS Office
16 67 (7.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 64 (7.36%) Electronics
17 64 (7.36%) Programme Management
18 63 (7.25%) Migration
18 63 (7.25%) Marketing
18 63 (7.25%) Degree
18 63 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
19 58 (6.67%) SAP FI
20 55 (6.33%) Digital Marketing
21 53 (6.10%) DTV
22 50 (5.75%) SAP ERP
23 49 (5.64%) PRINCE2
24 48 (5.52%) Test Scripting

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 33 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.65%) NetWeaver
3 12 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 8 (0.92%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.69%) Confluence
7 5 (0.58%) SAS
7 5 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.46%) SAP Portal
9 3 (0.35%) Lync
9 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.35%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.23%) IIS
10 2 (0.23%) CMS
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.12%) SAP EP
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.12%) Mule
Applications
1 85 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 68 (7.83%) MS Office
3 35 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (2.07%) MS Project
5 12 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.69%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) GIMP
8 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 67 (7.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 58 (6.67%) SAP FI
3 50 (5.75%) SAP ERP
4 41 (4.72%) SAP SRM
5 40 (4.60%) SAP CRM
6 37 (4.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 37 (4.26%) SAP CO
7 29 (3.34%) SAP HR
8 28 (3.22%) SAP PSCD
9 24 (2.76%) SAP MII
10 22 (2.53%) SAP IS-U
11 20 (2.30%) SAP FI-CA
12 14 (1.61%) SAP BPC
13 10 (1.15%) SAP MM
13 10 (1.15%) Maximo
14 9 (1.04%) SAP Payroll
15 7 (0.81%) SAP APO
15 7 (0.81%) SAP MDM
15 7 (0.81%) SAP HCM
16 6 (0.69%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.84%) SuccessFactors
2 14 (1.61%) SaaS
3 4 (0.46%) Boomi
4 2 (0.23%) Google Checkout
5 1 (0.12%) Office 365
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.61%) Intranet
2 10 (1.15%) Firewall
3 7 (0.81%) SAN
4 6 (0.69%) WAN
5 4 (0.46%) LAN
6 3 (0.35%) UMTS
6 3 (0.35%) GSM
6 3 (0.35%) FTP
6 3 (0.35%) Wireless
6 3 (0.35%) NAS
7 2 (0.23%) 4G
7 2 (0.23%) PABX
7 2 (0.23%) Network Security
7 2 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.23%) LTE
7 2 (0.23%) 2G
7 2 (0.23%) SSH
7 2 (0.23%) Internet
7 2 (0.23%) 3G
7 2 (0.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (12.20%) SAP BW
2 69 (7.94%) BusinessObjects
3 40 (4.60%) SAP BI
4 27 (3.11%) SAP HANA
5 26 (2.99%) SQL Server
6 21 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.84%) SAP Data Services
7 16 (1.84%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.61%) DB2
9 12 (1.38%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.27%) BusinessObjects XI
11 10 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 9 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
12 9 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.92%) OLAP
13 8 (0.92%) QlikView
14 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.81%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.81%) JIRA
2 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.23%) MorphX
4 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.12%) JMeter
4 1 (0.12%) LSMW
4 1 (0.12%) Subversion
4 1 (0.12%) Selenium
4 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.12%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 266 (30.61%) Finance
2 128 (14.73%) Telecoms
3 90 (10.36%) Manufacturing
4 64 (7.36%) Electronics
5 63 (7.25%) Marketing
6 34 (3.91%) Retail
7 28 (3.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 21 (2.42%) Billing
9 20 (2.30%) General Ledger
10 16 (1.84%) Legal
10 16 (1.84%) Banking
11 9 (1.04%) Automotive
12 8 (0.92%) Publishing
13 6 (0.69%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.46%) Korean Language
15 2 (0.23%) German Language
15 2 (0.23%) Advertising
15 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.23%) Back Office
16 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 233 (26.81%) Consultant
2 206 (23.71%) SAP Consultant
3 128 (14.73%) Analyst
4 100 (11.51%) Project Manager
5 92 (10.59%) Architect
6 68 (7.83%) Developer
7 56 (6.44%) SAP Manager
8 39 (4.49%) SAP Developer
9 38 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
10 36 (4.14%) Business Analyst
11 35 (4.03%) SAP Project Manager
12 29 (3.34%) Test Analyst
13 27 (3.11%) SAP Architect
14 22 (2.53%) Functional Consultant
15 19 (2.19%) Administrator
16 18 (2.07%) SAP Solutions Architect
16 18 (2.07%) SAP Functional Consultant
17 17 (1.96%) ABAP Developer
17 17 (1.96%) SAP BW Consultant
18 16 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.34%) XML
2 25 (2.88%) HTML
3 23 (2.65%) SAP XI
4 19 (2.19%) SAP Basis
5 18 (2.07%) Middleware
6 17 (1.96%) HTML5
7 16 (1.84%) .NET
7 16 (1.84%) Web Services
8 14 (1.61%) Web Dynpro
9 13 (1.50%) BAPI
10 12 (1.38%) SAP PI
10 12 (1.38%) EDI
11 11 (1.27%) SOAP
11 11 (1.27%) CSS
11 11 (1.27%) SAP Smart Forms
12 8 (0.92%) SAP Business Workflow
12 8 (0.92%) REST
13 7 (0.81%) SAP ALE
14 4 (0.46%) jQuery
14 4 (0.46%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.10%) DTV
3 29 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.30%) FMCG
5 14 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.38%) NHS
7 11 (1.27%) Smart Meter
8 9 (1.04%) Data Integration
9 8 (0.92%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.92%) PKI
9 8 (0.92%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.81%) Replication
11 6 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.58%) AS400
12 5 (0.58%) Statistics
12 5 (0.58%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.46%) iSeries
13 4 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.46%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.46%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.60%) Windows
2 25 (2.88%) UNIX
3 22 (2.53%) Linux
4 16 (1.84%) AIX
5 4 (0.46%) Solaris
5 4 (0.46%) zOS
5 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.35%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.23%) VMS
7 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.23%) Android
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (16.23%) Business Intelligence
2 124 (14.27%) ERP
3 87 (10.01%) Project Management
4 76 (8.75%) CRM
4 76 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (7.36%) Programme Management
6 63 (7.25%) Migration
7 55 (6.33%) Digital Marketing
8 49 (5.64%) PRINCE2
9 48 (5.52%) Test Scripting
10 44 (5.06%) Workflow
11 40 (4.60%) ITIL
12 39 (4.49%) Change Management
13 38 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 36 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (4.14%) Logistics
15 31 (3.57%) Test Management
16 30 (3.45%) Analytics
17 29 (3.34%) Procure-to-pay
17 29 (3.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 71 (8.17%) ABAP
2 70 (8.06%) SQL
3 35 (4.03%) Java
4 16 (1.84%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.15%) SAPscript
6 8 (0.92%) C#
7 7 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.58%) C
8 5 (0.58%) VB.NET
8 5 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.35%) VBA
10 2 (0.23%) Python
10 2 (0.23%) X++
10 2 (0.23%) PHP
10 2 (0.23%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.12%) VB
11 1 (0.12%) C++
11 1 (0.12%) PHP5
11 1 (0.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 63 (7.25%) Degree
2 31 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.30%) ISEB
5 14 (1.61%) MBA
6 13 (1.50%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (1.27%) PMP
8 9 (1.04%) CCA
8 9 (1.04%) CISSP
9 8 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (0.92%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.81%) APMP
11 4 (0.46%) ACCA
11 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.46%) HND
12 3 (0.35%) CISM
12 3 (0.35%) CIMA
12 3 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.23%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.91%) QA
2 19 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.27%) SLA
4 9 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.81%) GxP
6 4 (0.46%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) COSO
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.23%) Veritas File System
4 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.46%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.23%) SCCM
5 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 92 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 74 (8.52%) Oracle
3 69 (7.94%) Business Objects
4 37 (4.26%) Ariba
5 24 (2.76%) HP
6 17 (1.96%) TOWER Software
7 16 (1.84%) VMware
8 15 (1.73%) IBM
9 12 (1.38%) Citrix
9 12 (1.38%) Cognos
9 12 (1.38%) Adobe
10 11 (1.27%) JD Edwards
11 9 (1.04%) webMethods
12 8 (0.92%) Informatica
13 6 (0.69%) Epicor
13 6 (0.69%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.58%) Hyperion
14 5 (0.58%) JDA
14 5 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
15 4 (0.46%) Sun
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