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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 40 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing SAP 401 436 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.32% 4.98% 5.19%
As % of the Vendors category 9.17% 10.21% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 239 191
Average daily rate
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£400 £435 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -49.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.10 £23.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £39.35 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +16.66%
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
4373 4271 4879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.07% 48.83% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2269 2161 2121
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 263 294
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
Berkshire +19 94 £425 - 22
Surrey -4 76 £368 -14.33% 16
Hampshire -10 52 £395 -9.71% 15
Buckinghamshire +11 42 £330 -24.13% 15
Middlesex -1 40 £425 -12.19% 7
Oxfordshire +5 39 £438 +2.94% 5
West Sussex -18 19 £363 -9.37% 4
Kent -20 4 £513 +22.75% 5
East Sussex -7 2 £431 +7.81% 2
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 318 (37.90%) Finance
2 169 (20.14%) Business Intelligence
3 143 (17.04%) Telecoms
4 129 (15.38%) Manufacturing
5 119 (14.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 118 (14.06%) Marketing
6 118 (14.06%) Programme Management
7 110 (13.11%) Project Management
8 108 (12.87%) Digital Marketing
9 107 (12.75%) DTV
9 107 (12.75%) Electronics
10 98 (11.68%) CRM
11 97 (11.56%) Oracle
12 80 (9.54%) Migration
13 71 (8.46%) SAP BW
14 70 (8.34%) ERP
15 69 (8.22%) SQL
16 66 (7.87%) PRINCE2
17 65 (7.75%) ABAP
18 63 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 61 (7.27%) MS Excel
20 60 (7.15%) SAP FI
21 59 (7.03%) Microsoft
22 56 (6.67%) ITIL
23 53 (6.32%) Degree
23 53 (6.32%) SAP CO
24 51 (6.08%) SAP FI/CO
25 49 (5.84%) .NET
26 48 (5.72%) Windows
27 46 (5.48%) Data Migration

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (3.10%) NetWeaver
1 26 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.26%) WebSphere
3 6 (0.72%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.72%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.72%) Confluence
4 5 (0.60%) SAS
4 5 (0.60%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.60%) IIS
4 5 (0.60%) CMS
5 3 (0.36%) SAP Portal
5 3 (0.36%) Documentum
5 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.36%) Commerce Server
5 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.24%) SAP EP
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Web AS
6 2 (0.24%) ATG Dynamo
6 2 (0.24%) Apache
6 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 61 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 41 (4.89%) MS Office
3 28 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.03%) MS Project
5 11 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.72%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 119 (14.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 60 (7.15%) SAP FI
3 53 (6.32%) SAP CO
4 51 (6.08%) SAP FI/CO
5 37 (4.41%) SAP IS-U
6 33 (3.93%) SAP SD
7 31 (3.69%) SAP CRM
8 27 (3.22%) SAP SRM
8 27 (3.22%) SAP HR
9 22 (2.62%) SAP MM
10 18 (2.15%) SAP MRS
11 15 (1.79%) SAP ERP
12 14 (1.67%) SAP BPC
13 11 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
14 10 (1.19%) SAP Payroll
14 10 (1.19%) SAP GRC
15 8 (0.95%) SAP SCM
16 6 (0.72%) SAP QM
16 6 (0.72%) SAP Retail
16 6 (0.72%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.72%) Force.com
2 5 (0.60%) SaaS
3 4 (0.48%) Office 365
3 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.79%) LAN
2 12 (1.43%) WAN
3 6 (0.72%) HTTP
4 5 (0.60%) DNS
4 5 (0.60%) MPLS
4 5 (0.60%) Firewall
5 4 (0.48%) 2G
5 4 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.48%) SAN
5 4 (0.48%) 3G
5 4 (0.48%) VPN
5 4 (0.48%) FTP
5 4 (0.48%) 4G
5 4 (0.48%) NAS
6 3 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.36%) SSL
6 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.36%) LDAP
6 3 (0.36%) Intranet
6 3 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.46%) SAP BW
2 35 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 30 (3.58%) SQL Server
4 22 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 20 (2.38%) SAP BI
7 15 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.55%) MS Access
9 11 (1.31%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.07%) BusinessObjects XI
10 9 (1.07%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.07%) Big Data
11 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.95%) QlikView
12 7 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.72%) DataStage
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.60%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.19%) Selenium
2 9 (1.07%) LSMW
3 8 (0.95%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.72%) JIRA
5 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.48%) Ant
6 4 (0.48%) JUnit
6 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.36%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.36%) Subversion
8 2 (0.24%) Maven
8 2 (0.24%) NUnit
8 2 (0.24%) Toad
8 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.24%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
General
1 318 (37.90%) Finance
2 143 (17.04%) Telecoms
3 129 (15.38%) Manufacturing
4 118 (14.06%) Marketing
5 107 (12.75%) Electronics
6 44 (5.24%) Billing
7 35 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 34 (4.05%) Retail
9 18 (2.15%) Legal
10 15 (1.79%) Banking
11 12 (1.43%) Automotive
11 12 (1.43%) German Language
12 7 (0.83%) Publishing
13 6 (0.72%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.72%) French Language
13 6 (0.72%) Local Government
14 4 (0.48%) Advertising
15 3 (0.36%) Law
16 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 178 (21.22%) Consultant
2 165 (19.67%) Analyst
3 156 (18.59%) SAP Consultant
4 94 (11.20%) Project Manager
5 67 (7.99%) Business Analyst
6 65 (7.75%) Architect
7 64 (7.63%) Developer
8 54 (6.44%) SAP Manager
9 39 (4.65%) SAP Analyst
10 33 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
11 27 (3.22%) SAP Business Analyst
12 24 (2.86%) Test Analyst
13 23 (2.74%) Data Analyst
14 18 (2.15%) SAP Architect
15 17 (2.03%) SAP Project Manager
16 16 (1.91%) SAP SRM Consultant
16 16 (1.91%) Programme Manager
17 15 (1.79%) Tester
17 15 (1.79%) Support Analyst
17 15 (1.79%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (5.84%) .NET
2 25 (2.98%) Middleware
3 23 (2.74%) SAP Basis
4 21 (2.50%) SOAP
4 21 (2.50%) Web Services
5 19 (2.26%) XML
6 16 (1.91%) SAP PI
7 14 (1.67%) EDI
7 14 (1.67%) HTML
8 11 (1.31%) SAP ALE
8 11 (1.31%) REST
8 11 (1.31%) J2EE
9 9 (1.07%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.07%) BAPI
10 8 (0.95%) CSS
10 8 (0.95%) JMS
11 7 (0.83%) jQuery
11 7 (0.83%) SAP XI
12 6 (0.72%) EDIFACT
12 6 (0.72%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 107 (12.75%) DTV
2 19 (2.26%) Data Integration
3 17 (2.03%) FMCG
4 14 (1.67%) Smart Meter
5 10 (1.19%) NHS
5 10 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (0.95%) Replication
6 8 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 7 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.60%) Data Conversion
8 5 (0.60%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.60%) Blackberry
8 5 (0.60%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.48%) AS400
9 4 (0.48%) iPad
9 4 (0.48%) CMDB
10 3 (0.36%) PMI
10 3 (0.36%) Firmware
10 3 (0.36%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.36%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 48 (5.72%) Windows
2 28 (3.34%) UNIX
3 19 (2.26%) Linux
4 11 (1.31%) Windows 7
5 8 (0.95%) AIX
6 7 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.60%) Android
8 5 (0.60%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.48%) Solaris
10 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.24%) VMS
11 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (20.14%) Business Intelligence
2 118 (14.06%) Programme Management
3 110 (13.11%) Project Management
4 108 (12.87%) Digital Marketing
5 98 (11.68%) CRM
6 80 (9.54%) Migration
7 70 (8.34%) ERP
8 66 (7.87%) PRINCE2
9 63 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (6.67%) ITIL
11 46 (5.48%) Data Migration
12 42 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (4.65%) SAP Implementation
14 38 (4.53%) Workflow
15 35 (4.17%) Change Management
16 33 (3.93%) OO
17 31 (3.69%) Business Analysis
18 28 (3.34%) Data Management
18 28 (3.34%) Logistics
19 26 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (8.22%) SQL
2 65 (7.75%) ABAP
3 42 (5.01%) Java
4 18 (2.15%) C#
5 14 (1.67%) VBA
6 13 (1.55%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.43%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.83%) VB
9 6 (0.72%) SAPscript
9 6 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.72%) VBScript
9 6 (0.72%) PHP
9 6 (0.72%) C
10 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.48%) Apex Code
10 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.48%) Korn
10 4 (0.48%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.36%) Perl
12 2 (0.24%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 53 (6.32%) Degree
2 23 (2.74%) ISEB
3 15 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 13 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.31%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.19%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.07%) PMP
8 8 (0.95%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.60%) HND
10 5 (0.60%) CIMA
11 4 (0.48%) CCA
12 3 (0.36%) CISSP
12 3 (0.36%) ACCA
12 3 (0.36%) CISM
13 2 (0.24%) MCP
13 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.22%) QA
2 7 (0.83%) SLA
3 5 (0.60%) GxP
4 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.24%) GAMP
6 2 (0.24%) GCP
6 2 (0.24%) GMP
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.12%) Cronacle
3 1 (0.12%) Xen
3 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.12%) vSphere
3 1 (0.12%) KVM
3 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.12%) SCCM
3 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.12%) Puppet
3 1 (0.12%) YUM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (0.12%) Nagios
3 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 97 (11.56%) Oracle
2 59 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 35 (4.17%) Business Objects
4 25 (2.98%) IBM
5 22 (2.62%) HP
5 22 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (2.03%) JD Edwards
7 13 (1.55%) Cisco
8 12 (1.43%) Cognos
9 10 (1.19%) Informatica
9 10 (1.19%) Siebel
10 9 (1.07%) VMware
11 8 (0.95%) ATG
11 8 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.72%) Tableau
13 5 (0.60%) hybris
13 5 (0.60%) JBoss
13 5 (0.60%) webMethods
13 5 (0.60%) Primavera
13 5 (0.60%) TOWER Software
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