The table below looks at the statistics for SAP Implementation 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 Implementation over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Implementation
Rank 473 393 404
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +11
Contract jobs citing SAP Implementation 128 180 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.35% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.47% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 81 76
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£475 £473 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% +3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £375 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £440 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.52% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £64.00 £45.00 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £64.00 £45.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
+42.22% -30.76%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42805 38338 38752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 74.18% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27653 23841 22623
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1158 1420
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

SAP Implementation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP Implementation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SAP Implementation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP Implementation
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAP Implementation Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP Implementation
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP Implementation within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

SAP Implementation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP Implementation
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAP Implementation Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP Implementation
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 Implementation within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 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 -67 120 £475 -5.10% 27
London -32 37 £500 -1.03% 7
West Midlands -1 21 £418 -4.02% 3
South West -24 21 £313 -28.92% 1
South East -30 20 £500 +17.64% 2
Coventry +4 16 £418 -
East of England -21 12 £556 - 7
Cambridgeshire -11 8 £556 - 1
Oxfordshire -14 6 - -
Hampshire -15 6 £475 -20.91% 1
North East -40 5 £550 - 3
City of London +10 4 £375 -25.00% 3
Berkshire - 4 £513 -
Cambridge 0 3 £700 -
Hertfordshire -11 3 £475 - 4
Surrey -11 2 £550 +34.14%
Tyne and Wear -44 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Middlesex +1 1 - -
Birmingham -6 1 - - 3
Reading - 1 £550 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Preston - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -

SAP Implementation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP Implementation 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 Implementation.

1 328 (100.00%) SAP
2 66 (20.12%) Finance
3 52 (15.85%) Project Management
4 45 (13.72%) Manufacturing
5 37 (11.28%) SAP FI
6 36 (10.98%) SAP CO
7 35 (10.67%) SAP FI/CO
7 35 (10.67%) Migration
8 31 (9.45%) Change Management
8 31 (9.45%) Business Transformation
9 28 (8.54%) FMCG
9 28 (8.54%) ERP
10 27 (8.23%) Logistics
11 25 (7.62%) PRINCE2
11 25 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (7.01%) SAP SD
12 23 (7.01%) Integration Testing
12 23 (7.01%) Data Migration
13 21 (6.40%) QA
14 19 (5.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 17 (5.18%) SAP BW
16 16 (4.88%) SAP PP
16 16 (4.88%) Automotive
17 15 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (4.57%) SAP HCM
17 15 (4.57%) Change Control
18 14 (4.27%) Procure-to-pay
18 14 (4.27%) MS Excel
19 13 (3.96%) SAP XI
20 12 (3.66%) Management Information System

SAP Implementation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP Implementation 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 Implementation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (1.83%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.22%) SAP Portal
3 3 (0.91%) SAS
4 1 (0.30%) MTS
4 1 (0.30%) CMS
4 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.44%) MS Project
2 8 (2.44%) MS Office
3 7 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 37 (11.28%) SAP FI
2 36 (10.98%) SAP CO
3 35 (10.67%) SAP FI/CO
4 23 (7.01%) SAP SD
5 16 (4.88%) SAP PP
6 15 (4.57%) SAP HCM
7 11 (3.35%) SAP HR
8 10 (3.05%) SAP PM
8 10 (3.05%) SAP MM
9 9 (2.74%) SAP EWM
10 8 (2.44%) SAP SRM
10 8 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (2.44%) SAP APO
11 7 (2.13%) SAP QM
12 5 (1.52%) SAP MRS
12 5 (1.52%) SAP GRC
12 5 (1.52%) SAP WM
13 4 (1.22%) SAP R/3
14 3 (0.91%) SAP ERP
15 2 (0.61%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) SaaS
1 2 (0.61%) Force.com
1 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.30%) SAN
1 1 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.18%) SAP BW
2 5 (1.52%) SAP HANA
3 3 (0.91%) SAP BI
4 2 (0.61%) DB2
4 2 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.30%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) LSMW
General
1 66 (20.12%) Finance
2 45 (13.72%) Manufacturing
3 16 (4.88%) Automotive
4 8 (2.44%) Retail
5 5 (1.52%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.22%) Marketing
7 3 (0.91%) Back Office
7 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.91%) Billing
8 2 (0.61%) Banking
8 2 (0.61%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 91 (27.74%) Consultant
2 77 (23.48%) SAP Consultant
3 68 (20.73%) SAP Manager
4 47 (14.33%) Project Manager
5 46 (14.02%) Analyst
6 28 (8.54%) SAP Analyst
7 27 (8.23%) SAP Project Manager
8 17 (5.18%) Business Analyst
9 15 (4.57%) SAP Business Analyst
10 13 (3.96%) Architect
11 12 (3.66%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
12 11 (3.35%) Trainer
12 11 (3.35%) Developer
12 11 (3.35%) SAP Trainer
12 11 (3.35%) PMO Analyst
12 11 (3.35%) SAP Architect
13 9 (2.74%) SAP Developer
14 8 (2.44%) Change Manager
15 7 (2.13%) SAP SD Analyst
15 7 (2.13%) SAP Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.96%) SAP XI
2 11 (3.35%) SAP PI
3 7 (2.13%) SAP Basis
4 5 (1.52%) Middleware
5 3 (0.91%) EDI
6 2 (0.61%) XML
6 2 (0.61%) Mason
6 2 (0.61%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.30%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.30%) SAML
7 1 (0.30%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.30%) Web Services
7 1 (0.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.54%) FMCG
2 12 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.74%) User Experience
5 4 (1.22%) PMI
6 2 (0.61%) Life Science
6 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.30%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.30%) GIS
7 1 (0.30%) AS400
7 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.30%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.22%) AIX
2 2 (0.61%) Linux
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.30%) VMS
3 1 (0.30%) UNIX
3 1 (0.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.85%) Project Management
2 35 (10.67%) Migration
3 31 (9.45%) Change Management
3 31 (9.45%) Business Transformation
4 28 (8.54%) ERP
5 27 (8.23%) Logistics
6 25 (7.62%) PRINCE2
6 25 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (7.01%) Integration Testing
7 23 (7.01%) Data Migration
8 19 (5.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 15 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (4.57%) Change Control
10 14 (4.27%) Procure-to-pay
11 12 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (3.35%) Programme Management
13 10 (3.05%) ETL
14 9 (2.74%) Data Cleansing
14 9 (2.74%) Quality Management
14 9 (2.74%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.05%) ABAP
2 8 (2.44%) VBA
3 5 (1.52%) VB
3 5 (1.52%) C
3 5 (1.52%) Java
3 5 (1.52%) SQL
4 2 (0.61%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.30%) R
5 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (2.74%) SAP Certification
2 8 (2.44%) Degree
3 5 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (1.52%) ISEB
4 4 (1.22%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.91%) CIMA
6 2 (0.61%) MBA
7 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.30%) CISA
7 1 (0.30%) QiCA
7 1 (0.30%) CIPFA
7 1 (0.30%) ACCA
7 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.40%) QA
2 3 (0.91%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.30%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 328 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (3.66%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.05%) Oracle
4 5 (1.52%) IBM
5 3 (0.91%) DataFlux
5 3 (0.91%) VMware
6 2 (0.61%) Open Text
6 2 (0.61%) Casewise
6 2 (0.61%) Primavera
6 2 (0.61%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.61%) HP
6 2 (0.61%) Citrix
6 2 (0.61%) Informatica
6 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.30%) datango
7 1 (0.30%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.30%) Ariba
7 1 (0.30%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco
7 1 (0.30%) Remedy
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