The first table below looks at the demand for SAP Basis 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 Basis over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Basis
Rank 535 476 459
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -17
Contract jobs citing SAP Basis 55 97 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.68% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 39
Average daily rate
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£450 £456 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £456
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -28.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15054 14274 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.55% 27.91% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9655 9067 9193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 282 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

SAP Basis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP Basis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SAP Basis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP Basis
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAP Basis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP Basis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP Basis within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SAP Basis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP Basis
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAP Basis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP Basis
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP Basis within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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 -53 44 £450 +0.44% 7
South East -1 13 £430 +7.50%
West Midlands -17 5 £410 +64.00% 1
Middlesex -2 4 - -
Surrey -4 4 - -
London -35 4 £390 -22.07% 1
East Midlands -1 3 £450 -
Coventry -11 3 - -
Berkshire -1 2 £410 -
South West -32 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Birmingham -4 1 £410 +64.00% 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stroud - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1

SAP Basis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP Basis 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 Basis.

1 108 (100.00%) SAP
2 40 (37.04%) NetWeaver
3 25 (23.15%) CRM
4 23 (21.30%) ABAP
5 18 (16.67%) SAP BW
6 17 (15.74%) ITIL
7 16 (14.81%) DB2
8 15 (13.89%) SAP CRM
9 13 (12.04%) Oracle
10 12 (11.11%) UNIX
10 12 (11.11%) Finance
10 12 (11.11%) SAP Implementation
11 11 (10.19%) Linux
11 11 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (9.26%) Java
13 9 (8.33%) AIX
13 9 (8.33%) Migration
14 8 (7.41%) Middleware
14 8 (7.41%) SAP Security
15 7 (6.48%) Oracle Database
15 7 (6.48%) Project Management
15 7 (6.48%) Billing
15 7 (6.48%) SAP XI
16 6 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
16 6 (5.56%) ERP
16 6 (5.56%) IBM
16 6 (5.56%) SAP HANA
16 6 (5.56%) SAP GRC
17 5 (4.63%) Release Management
17 5 (4.63%) Relational Database

SAP Basis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP Basis 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 Basis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 40 (37.04%) NetWeaver
2 4 (3.70%) SAP Portal
3 3 (2.78%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.93%) SAP Web AS
Business Applications
1 15 (13.89%) SAP CRM
2 6 (5.56%) SAP GRC
3 4 (3.70%) SAP FI
3 4 (3.70%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (3.70%) SAP ERP
4 3 (2.78%) SAP BPC
4 3 (2.78%) SAP CO
4 3 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.85%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.85%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.93%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.93%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (0.93%) SSL
2 1 (0.93%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.67%) SAP BW
2 16 (14.81%) DB2
3 7 (6.48%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.56%) SAP HANA
5 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.63%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.85%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.93%) MaxDB
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.93%) Sybase IQ
General
1 12 (11.11%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Billing
3 2 (1.85%) Retail
3 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.85%) German Language
4 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (39.81%) Consultant
1 43 (39.81%) SAP Consultant
2 28 (25.93%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 15 (13.89%) SAP Manager
4 12 (11.11%) Architect
5 11 (10.19%) SAP Architect
6 9 (8.33%) SAP Basis Manager
7 7 (6.48%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (6.48%) SAP Support
8 6 (5.56%) SAP Technical Architect
8 6 (5.56%) SAP Basis Administrator
8 6 (5.56%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Administrator
9 5 (4.63%) SAP Administrator
9 5 (4.63%) SAP Basis Specialist
9 5 (4.63%) SAP Basis Support
10 4 (3.70%) SAP Basis Architect
10 4 (3.70%) Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) SAP GRC Consultant
11 3 (2.78%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) Middleware
2 7 (6.48%) SAP XI
3 2 (1.85%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.93%) J2EE
4 1 (0.93%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.63%) Client/Server
2 2 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.93%) Open Source
3 1 (0.93%) FlexPod
3 1 (0.93%) Life Science
3 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) UNIX
2 11 (10.19%) Linux
3 9 (8.33%) AIX
4 2 (1.85%) Windows
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.15%) CRM
2 17 (15.74%) ITIL
3 12 (11.11%) SAP Implementation
4 11 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (8.33%) Migration
6 8 (7.41%) SAP Security
7 7 (6.48%) Project Management
8 6 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (5.56%) ERP
9 5 (4.63%) Release Management
9 5 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.63%) Service Management
10 4 (3.70%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.70%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.70%) ITSM
10 4 (3.70%) Change Management
10 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.70%) Performance Management
11 3 (2.78%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.30%) ABAP
2 10 (9.26%) Java
3 4 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.78%) SAP Certification
3 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.85%) CCNP
3 2 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
1 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) PowerHA
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.93%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (3.70%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (1.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 108 (100.00%) SAP
2 13 (12.04%) Oracle
3 6 (5.56%) IBM
4 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.70%) HP
5 2 (1.85%) Avaya
5 2 (1.85%) BMC
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco
5 2 (1.85%) Nortel
6 1 (0.93%) Siebel
6 1 (0.93%) Sybase
6 1 (0.93%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
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