The first table below looks at the demand for SAP Afaria skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP Afaria over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Afaria (formerly Sybase Afaria)
Rank 570 564 584
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing SAP Afaria 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.010% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.25% 0.13% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £413 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.84% -2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £391 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £443 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £413 £423
% change year-on-year
-24.84% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.50
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4057 3767 3832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.54% 7.39% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2385 2116 1948
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £342 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 167 178
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.44 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £41.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.57%

SAP Afaria
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP Afaria within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SAP Afaria Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP Afaria
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAP Afaria Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP Afaria
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAP Afaria Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP Afaria
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP Afaria within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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 -9 10 £310 -24.84%
London - 1 £200 -

SAP Afaria
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP Afaria 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 SAP Afaria.

1 16 (80.00%) Windows
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 16 (80.00%) SCCM
2 14 (70.00%) HP
2 14 (70.00%) Clustering
3 12 (60.00%) MOM
3 12 (60.00%) SCOM
4 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (45.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (35.00%) HP SIM
6 7 (35.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 7 (35.00%) Qualys
6 7 (35.00%) VMware
6 7 (35.00%) Altiris
6 7 (35.00%) Sophos
6 7 (35.00%) Client/Server
6 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (35.00%) IIS
7 5 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (15.00%) SAP
9 2 (10.00%) Sybase
9 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
9 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 2 (10.00%) Citrix
9 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
10 1 (5.00%) Syclo

SAP Afaria
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP Afaria 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 SAP Afaria. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (35.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Systems Administrator
1 9 (45.00%) Administrator
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Administrator
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server Specialist
3 4 (20.00%) Server Specialist
4 3 (15.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Mobility Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Clustering
2 7 (35.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (35.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (80.00%) SCCM
2 12 (60.00%) SCOM
2 12 (60.00%) MOM
3 7 (35.00%) HP SIM
4 5 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) HP
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) Sophos
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Altiris
3 7 (35.00%) Qualys
4 3 (15.00%) SAP
5 2 (10.00%) Sybase
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
6 1 (5.00%) Syclo