The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 35 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing SAP 162 79 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.81% 3.68% 3.62%
As % of the Vendors category 11.28% 9.12% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 55 59
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +1.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £285 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £449
% change year-on-year
- -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £118.75 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.75 - £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.75 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.67 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+41.95% -37.77%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1436 866 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.60% 40.30% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 515 651
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 88 108
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

SAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SAP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

SAP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

SAP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

SAP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

SAP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

SAP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Wiltshire +10 51 £438 -0.56% 19
Somerset +15 39 £325 +14.03% 13
Bristol -4 32 £375 -12.79% 10
Devon -9 12 £600 +50.00% 3
Gloucestershire -18 5 £375 -19.78% 2
Dorset -1 1 - - 2
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 119 (34.29%) Finance
2 75 (21.61%) Business Intelligence
3 74 (21.33%) Manufacturing
4 60 (17.29%) Microsoft
4 60 (17.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 58 (16.71%) Marketing
6 57 (16.43%) Telecoms
7 55 (15.85%) Electronics
7 55 (15.85%) Programme Management
7 55 (15.85%) DTV
7 55 (15.85%) Digital Marketing
8 52 (14.99%) SQL
9 47 (13.54%) Oracle
9 47 (13.54%) ERP
9 47 (13.54%) Security Cleared
10 46 (13.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 46 (13.26%) Java
11 40 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 39 (11.24%) PRINCE2
12 39 (11.24%) SAP Implementation
13 37 (10.66%) SC Cleared
14 36 (10.37%) ITIL
15 35 (10.09%) Business Analysis
16 34 (9.80%) Project Management
17 33 (9.51%) Web Services
18 32 (9.22%) C#
19 30 (8.65%) .NET
19 30 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
20 29 (8.36%) Migration
20 29 (8.36%) ABAP

SAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.31%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.02%) NetWeaver
4 5 (1.44%) JBoss
4 5 (1.44%) CMS
4 5 (1.44%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.15%) Mule
5 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.15%) Apache
6 3 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.58%) Drupal
7 2 (0.58%) IIS
7 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.29%) Documentum
8 1 (0.29%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.29%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 28 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.19%) MS Office
3 13 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 60 (17.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (7.20%) SAP SD
3 13 (3.75%) SAP FI
4 12 (3.46%) SAP CO
5 10 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (2.31%) SAP HR
7 7 (2.02%) SAP CRM
7 7 (2.02%) SAP PM
7 7 (2.02%) SAP ERP
7 7 (2.02%) SAP GRC
8 6 (1.73%) SAP HCM
8 6 (1.73%) Agresso
9 5 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (1.15%) SAP Payroll
10 4 (1.15%) SAP FI-CA
11 3 (0.86%) SAP MM
12 2 (0.58%) SAP PP
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.58%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.15%) SaaS
5 3 (0.86%) Force.com
6 2 (0.58%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Office 365
7 1 (0.29%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.29%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.75%) Internet
2 5 (1.44%) SAN
3 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.86%) LDAP
4 2 (0.58%) DHCP
4 2 (0.58%) FTP
4 2 (0.58%) HTTP
4 2 (0.58%) Firewall
4 2 (0.58%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (0.58%) NAS
4 2 (0.58%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.48%) SAP BW
3 13 (3.75%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (3.46%) DB2
5 11 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.73%) MS Access
7 6 (1.73%) MySQL
8 5 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.58%) HBase
11 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.58%) Voldemort
11 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.58%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.15%) Selenium
3 4 (1.15%) JUnit
3 4 (1.15%) Maven
4 3 (0.86%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.58%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.58%) WATIR
5 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.29%) Hudson
6 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 119 (34.29%) Finance
2 74 (21.33%) Manufacturing
3 58 (16.71%) Marketing
4 57 (16.43%) Telecoms
5 55 (15.85%) Electronics
6 24 (6.92%) Banking
6 24 (6.92%) Retail
7 14 (4.03%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.44%) Advertising
9 3 (0.86%) Legal
9 3 (0.86%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.58%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 93 (26.80%) Analyst
2 67 (19.31%) Developer
3 49 (14.12%) Architect
3 49 (14.12%) Business Analyst
4 43 (12.39%) Consultant
5 36 (10.37%) SAP Consultant
6 30 (8.65%) Project Manager
7 27 (7.78%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (7.78%) SAP Analyst
8 22 (6.34%) SAP Manager
9 20 (5.76%) SAP Business Analyst
10 17 (4.90%) ABAP Developer
11 16 (4.61%) Java Developer
12 11 (3.17%) Data Analyst
12 11 (3.17%) Tester
12 11 (3.17%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.17%) Data Manager
13 10 (2.88%) .NET Developer
13 10 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (2.88%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.51%) Web Services
2 30 (8.65%) .NET
3 12 (3.46%) ASP.NET
3 12 (3.46%) CSS
3 12 (3.46%) jQuery
4 11 (3.17%) HTML
4 11 (3.17%) J2EE
5 10 (2.88%) Spring
6 7 (2.02%) Middleware
6 7 (2.02%) XML
7 5 (1.44%) SAP CO-PA
7 5 (1.44%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.44%) JSON
7 5 (1.44%) RESTful
8 4 (1.15%) REST
8 4 (1.15%) Spring MVC
8 4 (1.15%) WCF
8 4 (1.15%) SAP Basis
8 4 (1.15%) Servlets
8 4 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.85%) DTV
2 30 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.46%) Mobile Banking
4 9 (2.59%) Data Structures
4 9 (2.59%) Data Extraction
4 9 (2.59%) GIS
4 9 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.31%) Open Source
6 7 (2.02%) FMCG
6 7 (2.02%) Online Banking
7 5 (1.44%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.15%) CMDB
8 4 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.15%) NHS
9 3 (0.86%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.86%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.58%) User Experience
10 2 (0.58%) PMI
10 2 (0.58%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.58%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.19%) Linux
2 17 (4.90%) UNIX
2 17 (4.90%) Windows
3 12 (3.46%) zOS
4 7 (2.02%) Fedora
4 7 (2.02%) CentOS
5 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (0.58%) Android
6 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (21.61%) Business Intelligence
2 55 (15.85%) Programme Management
2 55 (15.85%) Digital Marketing
3 47 (13.54%) ERP
4 46 (13.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (11.24%) PRINCE2
6 39 (11.24%) SAP Implementation
7 36 (10.37%) ITIL
8 35 (10.09%) Business Analysis
9 34 (9.80%) Project Management
10 29 (8.36%) Migration
11 27 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (7.78%) Test Scripting
12 21 (6.05%) TOGAF
13 20 (5.76%) Business Transformation
14 19 (5.48%) Data Migration
14 19 (5.48%) Change Management
15 18 (5.19%) Logistics
15 18 (5.19%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (14.99%) SQL
2 46 (13.26%) Java
3 32 (9.22%) C#
4 29 (8.36%) ABAP
5 13 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.17%) T-SQL
7 10 (2.88%) Python
7 10 (2.88%) PHP
7 10 (2.88%) Delphi
8 9 (2.59%) Ruby
9 6 (1.73%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.73%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.73%) Perl
10 5 (1.44%) VB
11 4 (1.15%) VBA
11 4 (1.15%) PHP5
12 3 (0.86%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.86%) C
13 2 (0.58%) C++
14 1 (0.29%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 47 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.66%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.03%) ISEB
4 11 (3.17%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.73%) Degree
7 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.58%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.58%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.29%) ACCA
9 1 (0.29%) CIMA
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.02%) QA
2 5 (1.44%) SLA
2 5 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) Kerio MailServer
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.44%) Puppet
1 5 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.58%) Nagios
3 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 47 (13.54%) Oracle
3 24 (6.92%) IBM
4 14 (4.03%) Unisys
5 13 (3.75%) Business Objects
6 12 (3.46%) Sun
7 9 (2.59%) VMware
8 8 (2.31%) ICL
8 8 (2.31%) Citrix
9 7 (2.02%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.73%) Cisco
10 6 (1.73%) EMC
10 6 (1.73%) JD Edwards
11 5 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.44%) Siebel
11 5 (1.44%) HP
12 4 (1.15%) Remedy
12 4 (1.15%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.86%) Cognos
13 3 (0.86%) Sitecore
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