The table below looks at the statistics for SAP ERP 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 ERP over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Rank 529 513 504
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing SAP ERP 77 66 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.50% 1.41% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 51
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£425 £433 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £278 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £458 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £67.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - -

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

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5125 4678 5407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.06% 8.88% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2467 2662
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 85 66
Average hourly rate £31.16 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.05% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £11.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £17.69 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+78.06% -21.91%

SAP ERP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP ERP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

SAP ERP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP ERP
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAP ERP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP ERP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP ERP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SAP ERP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP ERP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAP ERP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP ERP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP ERP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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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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 72 £425 -1.16% 13
London +21 29 £425 -5.55% 4
North West 0 14 £548 - 1
Manchester -4 10 £549 -
South East -17 9 £400 -5.88% 3
Berkshire +10 4 £458 +60.52% 1
Southampton -9 4 £383 - 1
Hampshire -13 4 £383 - 1
City of London +11 2 £475 -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 2 - -
Reading +8 1 - -
South West -41 1 £575 +18.80%
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Malmesbury - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Thetford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Egham - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Merseyside - - - -

SAP ERP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP ERP 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 ERP.

1 152 (100.00%) SAP
1 152 (100.00%) ERP
2 46 (30.26%) Finance
3 22 (14.47%) CRM
4 21 (13.82%) SAP BW
5 19 (12.50%) Project Management
5 19 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (12.50%) SAP BPC
6 18 (11.84%) Manufacturing
7 14 (9.21%) Migration
8 13 (8.55%) Change Management
9 12 (7.89%) CCAB
10 11 (7.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (7.24%) IBM
10 11 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.24%) German Language
10 11 (7.24%) Retail
10 11 (7.24%) Data Migration
11 10 (6.58%) MS Excel
11 10 (6.58%) Oracle
12 9 (5.92%) ABAP
13 8 (5.26%) NetWeaver
13 8 (5.26%) Red Hat
13 8 (5.26%) SQL
13 8 (5.26%) Business Objects
13 8 (5.26%) Linux
13 8 (5.26%) Client/Server
13 8 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (5.26%) SAP CO
13 8 (5.26%) FMCG

SAP ERP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP ERP 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 ERP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.26%) NetWeaver
2 4 (2.63%) Confluence
3 3 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.32%) Apache
4 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.66%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.66%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.63%) MS Office
4 2 (1.32%) MS Project
5 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (12.50%) SAP BPC
2 8 (5.26%) SAP EWM
2 8 (5.26%) SAP CO
3 7 (4.61%) SAP FI
4 5 (3.29%) SAP SD
5 4 (2.63%) SAP MM
5 4 (2.63%) SAP CRM
5 4 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (2.63%) SAP PLM
6 3 (1.97%) SAP Retail
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.97%) SAP APO
7 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (1.32%) SAP ECC
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.66%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.66%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.66%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.66%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
1 2 (1.32%) PaaS
1 2 (1.32%) IaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.66%) Broadband
1 1 (0.66%) ISDN
1 1 (0.66%) VoIP
1 1 (0.66%) WAN
1 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.66%) Intranet
1 1 (0.66%) Internet
1 1 (0.66%) RTP
1 1 (0.66%) Firewall
1 1 (0.66%) Wireless
1 1 (0.66%) WPA
1 1 (0.66%) VLAN
1 1 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.82%) SAP BW
2 8 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (4.61%) SAP BI
4 6 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.95%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.95%) DB2
5 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.97%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.32%) Informix
8 1 (0.66%) OLAP
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.63%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) LSMW
3 1 (0.66%) eCATT
General
1 46 (30.26%) Finance
2 18 (11.84%) Manufacturing
3 11 (7.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (7.24%) Retail
3 11 (7.24%) German Language
4 4 (2.63%) Back Office
4 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.97%) Banking
5 3 (1.97%) Automotive
6 2 (1.32%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (1.32%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.32%) Marketing
7 1 (0.66%) French Language
7 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 39 (25.66%) Consultant
2 37 (24.34%) SAP Consultant
3 25 (16.45%) Analyst
4 22 (14.47%) SAP Manager
5 19 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 16 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 16 (10.53%) Architect
7 10 (6.58%) SAP Business Analyst
8 9 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.61%) Developer
10 6 (3.95%) Integration Manager
11 5 (3.29%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (3.29%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.29%) SAP Test Manager
11 5 (3.29%) SAP Integration Manager
11 5 (3.29%) Senior SAP Consultant
12 4 (2.63%) ERP Project Manager
12 4 (2.63%) Data Consultant
12 4 (2.63%) Financial Analyst
12 4 (2.63%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.61%) SOAP
1 7 (4.61%) XML
1 7 (4.61%) EDI
1 7 (4.61%) SAP PI
2 6 (3.95%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (3.29%) Web Dynpro
4 4 (2.63%) SAP Basis
5 3 (1.97%) Middleware
6 2 (1.32%) BAPI
6 2 (1.32%) Java EE
6 2 (1.32%) J2EE
7 1 (0.66%) .NET
7 1 (0.66%) Web Services
7 1 (0.66%) JMS
7 1 (0.66%) DOM
7 1 (0.66%) XSL
7 1 (0.66%) MDX
7 1 (0.66%) WinForms
7 1 (0.66%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 8 (5.26%) FMCG
2 6 (3.95%) SWIFT
3 4 (2.63%) Open Source
3 4 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.32%) AS400
4 2 (1.32%) SCADA
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.66%) Life Science
5 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.66%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.66%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (0.66%) PMI
5 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.26%) Linux
2 2 (1.32%) CentOS
2 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.32%) Windows
3 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (100.00%) ERP
2 22 (14.47%) CRM
3 19 (12.50%) Project Management
3 19 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (9.21%) Migration
5 13 (8.55%) Change Management
6 11 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.24%) Data Migration
7 7 (4.61%) Validation
7 7 (4.61%) SAP Implementation
7 7 (4.61%) ITIL
7 7 (4.61%) Business Process Mapping
8 6 (3.95%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.95%) Test Strategy
9 5 (3.29%) Requirements Management
9 5 (3.29%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (3.29%) Project Planning
10 4 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.63%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.92%) ABAP
2 8 (5.26%) SQL
3 7 (4.61%) Java
4 4 (2.63%) C++
4 4 (2.63%) C
4 4 (2.63%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.66%) VB
5 1 (0.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (7.89%) CCAB
2 6 (3.95%) Degree
3 4 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.63%) CCNP
3 4 (2.63%) CCNA
4 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.32%) ACCA
4 2 (1.32%) CIMA
4 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.32%) RHCE
4 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.32%) CCA
4 2 (1.32%) CIPD
5 1 (0.66%) MBA
5 1 (0.66%) PMP
5 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) RosettaNet
2 4 (2.63%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) IAS 39
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.66%) GxP
4 1 (0.66%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 152 (100.00%) SAP
2 11 (7.24%) IBM
3 10 (6.58%) Oracle
4 8 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 8 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.95%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.29%) JDA
6 5 (3.29%) RedPrairie
7 4 (2.63%) Pegasus
7 4 (2.63%) Avaya
7 4 (2.63%) Cisco
7 4 (2.63%) Nortel
8 3 (1.97%) Siebel
9 2 (1.32%) Sun
9 2 (1.32%) IT2
10 1 (0.66%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.66%) Civica
10 1 (0.66%) SunGard
10 1 (0.66%) HP
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