The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Afaria (formerly Sybase Afaria)
Rank 576 550 534
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs citing SAP Afaria 6 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.018% 0.013%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.15% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +34.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £283
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +34.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3939 3555 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.20% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2345 1967 1665
Average daily rate £425 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 152 173
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.40 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (80.00%) HP
1 8 (80.00%) Clustering
1 8 (80.00%) SCCM
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (60.00%) Client/Server
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (40.00%) SCOM
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) Migration
7 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
7 2 (20.00%) Apple
7 2 (20.00%) MOM
7 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (20.00%) CRM
7 2 (20.00%) DHCP
7 2 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) Lync
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure

SAP Afaria
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (20.00%) Lync
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Clustering
2 6 (60.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (20.00%) Wiki
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (10.00%) Replication
4 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (10.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (20.00%) MOM
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (80.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco