The table below looks at the statistics for LSMW skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LSMW over the 3 months to 30 January 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW)
Rank 552 451 500
Rank change year-on-year
-101 +49
Contract jobs citing LSMW 31 102 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.21% 0.087%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 1.78% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 54 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £546 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £381 £450
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -15.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £46.23 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
6956 5731 5279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.63% 11.90% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4711 3622 3276
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

LSMW
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LSMW within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LSMW within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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
England -90 26 £450 +2.27% 7
London -41 17 £450 - 2
East of England +1 2 £500 -
West Midlands -2 2 £450 +28.57% 2
North West -17 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £500 -
Birmingham -5 1 £450 +33.33% 2
South East -18 1 £450 - 2
Scotland - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 - 2
Farnborough - 1 £450 - 2
Aberdeen - - - -
Egham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Midlands - - - - 1

LSMW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LSMW 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 LSMW.

1 70 (100.00%) SAP
2 62 (88.57%) Migration
3 57 (81.43%) Data Migration
4 23 (32.86%) ABAP
5 12 (17.14%) BAPI
5 12 (17.14%) ERP
5 12 (17.14%) Data Cleansing
6 11 (15.71%) SAP SD
6 11 (15.71%) Validation
7 10 (14.29%) SAP Data Services
7 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (14.29%) Data Structures
8 9 (12.86%) Data Governance
8 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (12.86%) ETL
8 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (11.43%) FMCG
9 8 (11.43%) SAP ALE
9 8 (11.43%) SAP FI
9 8 (11.43%) Finance
9 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
9 8 (11.43%) Data Quality
10 7 (10.00%) Data Mapping
10 7 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (10.00%) SQL
10 7 (10.00%) SAP CO
10 7 (10.00%) Data Management
11 6 (8.57%) CRM
12 5 (7.14%) Business Objects

LSMW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LSMW 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 LSMW. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.86%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Project
2 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (15.71%) SAP SD
2 8 (11.43%) SAP FI
3 7 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (10.00%) SAP CO
4 5 (7.14%) SAP MM
4 5 (7.14%) SAP HCM
5 4 (5.71%) SAP PM
5 4 (5.71%) SAP Payroll
5 4 (5.71%) SAP HR
6 3 (4.29%) SAP CRM
6 3 (4.29%) SAP ERP
7 2 (2.86%) SAP WM
8 1 (1.43%) SAP PP
8 1 (1.43%) SAP R/3
8 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (1.43%) SAP SCM
8 1 (1.43%) SAP PSCD
8 1 (1.43%) SAP GRC
8 1 (1.43%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (1.43%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.86%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.43%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
1 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
2 7 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.86%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.43%) Automotive
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) German Language
4 1 (1.43%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (64.29%) SAP Consultant
1 45 (64.29%) Consultant
2 23 (32.86%) Data Consultant
2 23 (32.86%) SAP Data Consultant
3 22 (31.43%) Data Migration Consultant
3 22 (31.43%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
3 22 (31.43%) Migration Consultant
4 13 (18.57%) Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Data Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) ABAP Consultant
6 7 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Functional Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Functional Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) SAP Data Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Data Manager
9 4 (5.71%) SAP Manager
9 4 (5.71%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) SAP Data Manager
10 3 (4.29%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) BAPI
2 8 (11.43%) SAP ALE
3 4 (5.71%) SAP Smart Forms
3 4 (5.71%) Web Dynpro
4 3 (4.29%) EDI
5 2 (2.86%) SAP Business Workflow
5 2 (2.86%) MDX
6 1 (1.43%) Middleware
6 1 (1.43%) .NET
6 1 (1.43%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 8 (11.43%) FMCG
3 4 (5.71%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.43%) AS400
4 1 (1.43%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.43%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (88.57%) Migration
2 57 (81.43%) Data Migration
3 12 (17.14%) ERP
3 12 (17.14%) Data Cleansing
4 11 (15.71%) Validation
5 9 (12.86%) Data Governance
5 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (12.86%) ETL
5 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (10.00%) Data Mapping
6 7 (10.00%) Data Management
7 6 (8.57%) CRM
8 5 (7.14%) Workflow
9 4 (5.71%) Data Validation
10 3 (4.29%) OO
10 3 (4.29%) Data Modelling
10 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (2.86%) SAP Implementation
11 2 (2.86%) Unit Testing
11 2 (2.86%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) ABAP
2 7 (10.00%) SQL
3 5 (7.14%) SAPscript
4 2 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) C
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.43%) GxP
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (7.14%) Business Objects
3 3 (4.29%) Informatica
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.29%) Adobe
4 2 (2.86%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) JD Edwards
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