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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW)
Rank 599 578 481
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -97
Contract jobs citing LSMW 25 38 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.074% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% 0.54% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 57
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £450 £381
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
7651 7001 5948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.86% 13.55% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4702 3757
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 127 129
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 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 11 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -35 24 £450 - 4
London +3 15 £463 +2.77%
South East +1 6 £420 -6.66% 2
Brentford +8 5 £450 +50.00%
Weybridge - 3 £300 -
Surrey - 3 £300 -
South West - 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £470 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £470 - 2
Bath - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -

LSMW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 52 (98.11%) SAP
2 43 (81.13%) Migration
3 41 (77.36%) Data Migration
4 22 (41.51%) ABAP
5 11 (20.75%) SAP Data Services
6 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (18.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (16.98%) ETL
7 9 (16.98%) HP
7 9 (16.98%) BAPI
7 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
9 7 (13.21%) Finance
9 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
10 6 (11.32%) SAP PM
10 6 (11.32%) Data Mapping
10 6 (11.32%) Data Cleansing
11 5 (9.43%) SAP MM
12 4 (7.55%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (7.55%) SAP Certification
12 4 (7.55%) Informatica
12 4 (7.55%) ERP
12 4 (7.55%) Validation
12 4 (7.55%) Web Dynpro
12 4 (7.55%) SAP Payroll
12 4 (7.55%) Maximo
12 4 (7.55%) Data Conversion
12 4 (7.55%) FMCG
12 4 (7.55%) Data Analysis
13 3 (5.66%) Logistics

LSMW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) SAP PM
2 5 (9.43%) SAP MM
3 4 (7.55%) Maximo
3 4 (7.55%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (5.66%) SAP GRC
4 3 (5.66%) SAP HCM
4 3 (5.66%) SAP SD
5 2 (3.77%) SAP FI
6 1 (1.89%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.89%) SAP CRM
6 1 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (1.89%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (1.89%) SAP HR
6 1 (1.89%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (1.89%) SAP PP
6 1 (1.89%) SAP QM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (7.55%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.77%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (18.87%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.66%) Publishing
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (75.47%) Consultant
2 39 (73.58%) SAP Consultant
3 27 (50.94%) Migration Consultant
4 26 (49.06%) SAP Migration Consultant
5 24 (45.28%) Data Consultant
5 24 (45.28%) Data Migration Consultant
6 23 (43.40%) SAP Data Consultant
6 23 (43.40%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) SAP PM Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Payroll Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) SAP MM Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) SAP Payroll Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) SAP Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) SAP PP Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) SAP Technical Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (3.77%) Data Migration Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) BAPI
2 4 (7.55%) Web Dynpro
3 3 (5.66%) EDI
4 1 (1.89%) SAP ALE
4 1 (1.89%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (1.89%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.89%) SAP XI
4 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Data Conversion
2 4 (7.55%) FMCG
3 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (81.13%) Migration
2 41 (77.36%) Data Migration
3 9 (16.98%) ETL
4 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
5 6 (11.32%) Data Cleansing
5 6 (11.32%) Data Mapping
6 4 (7.55%) Data Analysis
6 4 (7.55%) ERP
6 4 (7.55%) Validation
7 3 (5.66%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.66%) Defect Management
7 3 (5.66%) EAM
7 3 (5.66%) Logistics
7 3 (5.66%) SAP Security
7 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.77%) Business Transformation
8 2 (3.77%) Data Governance
9 1 (1.89%) Database Tuning
9 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.89%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) ABAP
2 1 (1.89%) SAPscript
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) SAP Certification
2 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (98.11%) SAP
2 9 (16.98%) HP
3 4 (7.55%) Informatica
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.89%) Capita
5 1 (1.89%) Remedy
5 1 (1.89%) Talend