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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW)
Rank 577 534 506
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -28
Contract jobs citing LSMW 35 60 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.89% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 22
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£500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £551 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £451 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.11% +12.62%
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
7189 6749 5290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 12.55% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4597 4326 3337
Average daily rate £400 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 139 136
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £31.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%

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 6 May 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 18 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 6 May 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 -44 29 £500 +11.11% 6
London -35 15 £513 +13.88% 2
Brentford -2 5 £513 +13.88%
West Midlands -11 5 £500 - 2
Midlands - 3 £500 -
East of England +7 2 - -
Hertfordshire -2 2 - -
North West -17 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £425 -
Coventry +4 1 - -
Manchester -17 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £400 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 2

LSMW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 71 (100.00%) SAP
2 56 (78.87%) Migration
3 53 (74.65%) Data Migration
4 26 (36.62%) ABAP
5 17 (23.94%) SAP Data Services
6 14 (19.72%) Manufacturing
6 14 (19.72%) ETL
7 13 (18.31%) BAPI
8 9 (12.68%) ERP
8 9 (12.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (12.68%) Data Cleansing
9 8 (11.27%) FMCG
9 8 (11.27%) SAP SD
9 8 (11.27%) SAP FI
9 8 (11.27%) SAP CO
9 8 (11.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 8 (11.27%) Finance
10 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (9.86%) Data Quality
10 7 (9.86%) SAP ALE
11 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (8.45%) Data Reconciliation
11 6 (8.45%) Validation
11 6 (8.45%) SAP MM
11 6 (8.45%) SAPscript
11 6 (8.45%) SQL
12 5 (7.04%) JD Edwards
12 5 (7.04%) Automotive
12 5 (7.04%) SAP HCM
12 5 (7.04%) Logistics

LSMW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1 (1.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Project
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.27%) SAP SD
1 8 (11.27%) SAP FI
1 8 (11.27%) SAP FI/CO
1 8 (11.27%) SAP CO
2 6 (8.45%) SAP MM
3 5 (7.04%) SAP HCM
4 4 (5.63%) SAP HR
4 4 (5.63%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (2.82%) SAP WM
6 1 (1.41%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (1.41%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (1.41%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (1.41%) SAP PP
6 1 (1.41%) SAP PM
6 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (5.63%) DataStage
3 2 (2.82%) SAP BW
General
1 14 (19.72%) Manufacturing
2 9 (12.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (11.27%) Finance
4 5 (7.04%) Automotive
5 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 2 (2.82%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.41%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (53.52%) Consultant
2 37 (52.11%) SAP Consultant
3 21 (29.58%) Data Consultant
4 20 (28.17%) SAP Data Consultant
4 20 (28.17%) Data Migration Consultant
4 20 (28.17%) Migration Consultant
5 19 (26.76%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
6 13 (18.31%) Analyst
7 12 (16.90%) Data Analyst
8 8 (11.27%) SAP Manager
9 7 (9.86%) SAP Data Manager
9 7 (9.86%) SAP Analyst
9 7 (9.86%) Data Manager
10 6 (8.45%) SAP MM Consultant
10 6 (8.45%) SAP Data Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Functional Analyst
11 5 (7.04%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 5 (7.04%) Data Migration Manager
11 5 (7.04%) SAP Data Migration Manager
11 5 (7.04%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.31%) BAPI
2 7 (9.86%) SAP ALE
3 4 (5.63%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (2.82%) Web Services
4 2 (2.82%) EDI
4 2 (2.82%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.41%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.41%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) FMCG
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.82%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.41%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.41%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (78.87%) Migration
2 53 (74.65%) Data Migration
3 14 (19.72%) ETL
4 9 (12.68%) ERP
4 9 (12.68%) Data Cleansing
5 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (8.45%) Data Reconciliation
6 6 (8.45%) Validation
7 5 (7.04%) Logistics
8 4 (5.63%) Procure-to-pay
8 4 (5.63%) Line Management
8 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.23%) Data Management
9 3 (4.23%) Data Validation
9 3 (4.23%) Data Mapping
9 3 (4.23%) Cash Management
9 3 (4.23%) CRM
9 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.82%) Workflow
10 2 (2.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.62%) ABAP
2 6 (8.45%) SAPscript
2 6 (8.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.41%) C
3 1 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) Data Quality
2 5 (7.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (7.04%) JD Edwards
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) Northgate
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