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 15 September 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.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW)
Rank 573 538 558
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +20
Contract jobs citing LSMW 49 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.087% 0.059%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.74% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 9
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£450 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £315 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £543 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
7287 6235 6449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.71% 11.79% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4798 4019 3625
Average daily rate £395 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 132 221
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.70%

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 15 September 2014.

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 28 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 15 September 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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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 0 41 £450 +12.50% 11
London +15 30 £463 +2.77% 4
North West -11 4 £325 -7.14% 2
South East -24 4 - - 1
Manchester -12 3 £325 -27.77% 1
Berkshire - 3 - -
City of London +29 2 £375 +15.38%
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Salford - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Chorley - - - -
Egham - - - -
Leeds - - - -

LSMW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

1 101 (99.02%) SAP
2 85 (83.33%) Migration
3 84 (82.35%) Data Migration
4 36 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (23.53%) ERP
6 23 (22.55%) Data Governance
7 20 (19.61%) ABAP
8 19 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
10 16 (15.69%) Finance
11 13 (12.75%) BAPI
12 12 (11.76%) Business Objects
12 12 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (10.78%) SAP FI
14 9 (8.82%) Data Mapping
14 9 (8.82%) Validation
15 8 (7.84%) SAP FI/CO
15 8 (7.84%) SAP CO
15 8 (7.84%) ETL
15 8 (7.84%) Data Conversion
15 8 (7.84%) Logistics
16 7 (6.86%) SAP ALE
17 6 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (5.88%) SQL
17 6 (5.88%) SAP SD
17 6 (5.88%) Supply Chain Management
17 6 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
18 5 (4.90%) Unit Testing
18 5 (4.90%) CRM
18 5 (4.90%) OO

LSMW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Project
1 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (10.78%) SAP FI
2 8 (7.84%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (7.84%) SAP CO
3 6 (5.88%) SAP SD
4 4 (3.92%) SAP PM
4 4 (3.92%) SAP HCM
5 3 (2.94%) SAP CRM
5 3 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (2.94%) SAP SCM
5 3 (2.94%) SAP HR
5 3 (2.94%) SAP MM
6 2 (1.96%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.98%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.98%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.98%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
2 12 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.98%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.98%) DataStage
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) eCATT
General
1 16 (15.69%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.94%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.96%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.96%) German Language
4 2 (1.96%) Automotive
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Billing
Job Titles
1 68 (66.67%) Consultant
2 66 (64.71%) SAP Consultant
3 54 (52.94%) Data Consultant
4 52 (50.98%) SAP Data Consultant
5 47 (46.08%) Migration Consultant
6 46 (45.10%) Data Migration Consultant
7 44 (43.14%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
8 10 (9.80%) Data Manager
8 10 (9.80%) Data Migration Manager
9 9 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (8.82%) Analyst
9 9 (8.82%) SAP Manager
9 9 (8.82%) SAP Data Migration Manager
10 8 (7.84%) SAP Technical Consultant
11 7 (6.86%) Data Analyst
12 5 (4.90%) SAP Data Analyst
12 5 (4.90%) Data Conversion Consultant
12 5 (4.90%) SAP Analyst
13 3 (2.94%) SAP Authorisation Consultant
13 3 (2.94%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) BAPI
2 7 (6.86%) SAP ALE
3 4 (3.92%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (2.94%) Web Dynpro
5 2 (1.96%) SAP Business Workflow
6 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.84%) Data Conversion
3 1 (0.98%) FMCG
3 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.98%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (83.33%) Migration
2 84 (82.35%) Data Migration
3 24 (23.53%) ERP
4 23 (22.55%) Data Governance
5 19 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (8.82%) Validation
6 9 (8.82%) Data Mapping
7 8 (7.84%) Logistics
7 8 (7.84%) ETL
8 6 (5.88%) Supply Chain Management
8 6 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (4.90%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.90%) OO
9 5 (4.90%) CRM
10 4 (3.92%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.92%) Data Validation
10 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (2.94%) Time Management
11 3 (2.94%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) ABAP
2 6 (5.88%) SQL
3 4 (3.92%) SAPscript
4 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) GxP
1 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 101 (99.02%) SAP
2 12 (11.76%) Business Objects
3 4 (3.92%) HP
4 3 (2.94%) Informatica
4 3 (2.94%) Adobe
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.98%) IBM
6 1 (0.98%) JD Edwards
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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Rate: competitive
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