The table below looks at the statistics for LSMW skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LSMW over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW)
Rank 583 614 628
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +14
Contract jobs citing LSMW 41 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.058% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 12
Median daily rate £463 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £453 £438 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £5.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £5.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8238 8296 7457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 14.98% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5543 5587 5128
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 186 117
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

LSMW
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing LSMW as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

LSMW Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LSMW
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LSMW within the UK.

LSMW Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LSMW
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LSMW within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

LSMW Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LSMW
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LSMW within the UK.

LSMW Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LSMW
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LSMW within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 38 £463 +2.77% 5
East of England - 14 £468 -
Hertfordshire - 13 £468 -
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £469 -
South East - 7 £419 -
North West - 4 £625 -
South West +12 3 £430 -4.44%
Merseyside - 3 £650 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £413 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £413 -
London -24 2 £701 +55.66% 1
Bristol - 2 £430 -
Liverpool - 2 £650 -
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Kent - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
Weybridge - 1 £425 -
Stansted - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 £275 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Birkenhead - 1 £600 -

LSMW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LSMW also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LSMW.

1 93 (100.00%) SAP
2 77 (82.80%) Migration
3 67 (72.04%) Data Migration
4 31 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
5 28 (30.11%) Finance
5 28 (30.11%) SAP Data Services
6 27 (29.03%) BAPI
6 27 (29.03%) ABAP
7 23 (24.73%) ETL
8 21 (22.58%) SQL
9 20 (21.51%) Validation
9 20 (21.51%) SAP FI
10 17 (18.28%) SAP HR
11 16 (17.20%) ERP
11 16 (17.20%) Data Extraction
12 15 (16.13%) Data Mapping
12 15 (16.13%) Data Quality
12 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
12 15 (16.13%) XML
12 15 (16.13%) Manufacturing
13 14 (15.05%) Data Conversion
14 13 (13.98%) SAP FI/CO
14 13 (13.98%) SAP CO
14 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (13.98%) Security Cleared
15 12 (12.90%) SC Cleared
15 12 (12.90%) Data Structures
16 10 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (9.68%) Integration Testing
17 9 (9.68%) SAP MM

LSMW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Project
3 1 (1.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (21.51%) SAP FI
2 17 (18.28%) SAP HR
3 13 (13.98%) SAP CO
3 13 (13.98%) SAP FI/CO
4 9 (9.68%) SAP MM
5 8 (8.60%) SAP PP
6 7 (7.53%) SAP PM
7 6 (6.45%) SAP HCM
8 4 (4.30%) SAP APO
8 4 (4.30%) SAP ERP
8 4 (4.30%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (4.30%) SAP SD
9 3 (3.23%) SAP CS
9 3 (3.23%) SAP QM
10 2 (2.15%) SAP MDM
11 1 (1.08%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 1 (1.08%) SAP BPC
11 1 (1.08%) SAP CRM
11 1 (1.08%) SAP FI-AP
11 1 (1.08%) SAP GRC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (30.11%) SAP Data Services
2 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.30%) GIS
5 2 (2.15%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.08%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) eCATT
1 1 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (30.11%) Finance
2 15 (16.13%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.23%) Billing
4 3 (3.23%) Publishing
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (50.54%) Consultant
2 45 (48.39%) SAP Consultant
3 18 (19.35%) Data Consultant
3 18 (19.35%) SAP Data Consultant
4 11 (11.83%) Data Migration Consultant
4 11 (11.83%) Migration Consultant
4 11 (11.83%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
4 11 (11.83%) SAP Migration Consultant
5 10 (10.75%) Data Migration Specialist
5 10 (10.75%) Migration Specialist
6 9 (9.68%) Data Migration Lead
6 9 (9.68%) Developer
6 9 (9.68%) SAP Data Migration Lead
7 8 (8.60%) HR Specialist
8 7 (7.53%) Data Manager
8 7 (7.53%) Data Migration Manager
8 7 (7.53%) Migration Manager
8 7 (7.53%) SAP Developer
8 7 (7.53%) SAP PP Consultant
9 6 (6.45%) ABAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.03%) BAPI
2 15 (16.13%) XML
3 6 (6.45%) EDI
4 5 (5.38%) Web Dynpro
5 3 (3.23%) SAP ALE
5 3 (3.23%) SAP Business Workflow
6 2 (2.15%) Web Services
7 1 (1.08%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Data Extraction
2 14 (15.05%) Data Conversion
3 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (12.90%) Data Structures
5 6 (6.45%) LIMS
6 4 (4.30%) AS400
6 4 (4.30%) FMCG
6 4 (4.30%) SCADA
7 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.08%) Linux
1 1 (1.08%) Windows
1 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (82.80%) Migration
2 67 (72.04%) Data Migration
3 31 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
4 23 (24.73%) ETL
5 20 (21.51%) Validation
6 16 (17.20%) ERP
7 15 (16.13%) Data Mapping
8 10 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (9.68%) Integration Testing
10 8 (8.60%) Logistics
11 7 (7.53%) Data Transformation
12 6 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (6.45%) Data Validation
12 6 (6.45%) Demand Management
12 6 (6.45%) Project Planning
12 6 (6.45%) Workflow
13 5 (5.38%) CRM
13 5 (5.38%) Project Management
13 5 (5.38%) SAP Implementation
14 4 (4.30%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.03%) ABAP
2 21 (22.58%) SQL
3 8 (8.60%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (13.98%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.13%) Data Quality
2 8 (8.60%) GxP
3 7 (7.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.15%) QA
5 1 (1.08%) GCP
5 1 (1.08%) GLP
5 1 (1.08%) GMP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 93 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle
3 3 (3.23%) Northgate
3 3 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.15%) Ariba
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.08%) CODA
5 1 (1.08%) Concur
5 1 (1.08%) OpenText
5 1 (1.08%) Talend