The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Implementation
Rank 382 378 428
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +50
Contract jobs citing SAP Implementation 214 185 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.53% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 89 76
Average daily rate £485 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £451 £423
% change year-on-year
-0.27% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £62.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -16 197 £490 +3.15% 28
London -26 92 £500 +5.26% 9
South East -12 27 £475 +2.70% 3
West Midlands -19 23 £425 -10.52% 2
City of London -24 17 £450 -5.26%
Worcestershire +14 13 £400 +5.26%
Manchester 0 11 - - 1
North West -17 11 - - 1
Midlands +11 9 £375 -31.81% 1
Worcester +7 9 £388 +3.33%
East of England -26 7 £563 - 4
Surrey -7 6 £475 +18.01%
Coventry -3 5 £485 +29.33%
Cambridgeshire -12 4 £563 -
Uxbridge - 3 £508 -
Cambridge +3 2 £563 -
Birmingham -10 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -10 2 £451 -30.69%
South Wales -14 2 £375 -6.25%
Wales -23 2 £375 -6.25% 2
Warwickshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -25 1 £600 -20.00%
Essex - 1 £175 - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 £800 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £301 -
Watford - 1 £800 - 1
Weybridge - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

SAP Implementation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 357 (100.00%) SAP
2 86 (24.09%) Finance
3 55 (15.41%) Project Management
4 44 (12.32%) Change Management
5 43 (12.04%) ERP
6 41 (11.48%) Manufacturing
6 41 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (11.20%) Migration
8 37 (10.36%) FMCG
9 33 (9.24%) SAP FI
10 32 (8.96%) Data Migration
11 31 (8.68%) ABAP
12 30 (8.40%) PRINCE2
13 29 (8.12%) SAP SD
14 28 (7.84%) CRM
15 27 (7.56%) SAP CO
16 24 (6.72%) SAP FI/CO
17 22 (6.16%) Logistics
18 21 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 21 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (5.60%) SAP MM
19 20 (5.60%) QA
20 19 (5.32%) Change Control
20 19 (5.32%) SAP BW
21 17 (4.76%) SAP SRM
21 17 (4.76%) Test Scripting
22 16 (4.48%) SAP APO
23 15 (4.20%) Validation
24 13 (3.64%) SAP BI
24 13 (3.64%) Degree

SAP Implementation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.96%) NetWeaver
3 3 (0.84%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (1.68%) MS Project
1 6 (1.68%) MS Excel
1 6 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 33 (9.24%) SAP FI
2 29 (8.12%) SAP SD
3 27 (7.56%) SAP CO
4 24 (6.72%) SAP FI/CO
5 20 (5.60%) SAP MM
6 17 (4.76%) SAP SRM
7 16 (4.48%) SAP APO
8 12 (3.36%) SAP PP
9 8 (2.24%) SAP HR
10 7 (1.96%) SAP CRM
10 7 (1.96%) SAP ERP
11 6 (1.68%) Maximo
12 5 (1.40%) SAP PM
13 4 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 4 (1.12%) SAP HCM
13 4 (1.12%) SAP GRC
14 3 (0.84%) SAP FI-CA
14 3 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
14 3 (0.84%) CA Clarity
14 3 (0.84%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.32%) SAP BW
2 13 (3.64%) SAP BI
3 8 (2.24%) SAP HANA
4 3 (0.84%) DataStage
4 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (0.84%) LSMW
2 1 (0.28%) Subversion
2 1 (0.28%) Maven
2 1 (0.28%) Ant
General
1 86 (24.09%) Finance
2 41 (11.48%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.68%) Retail
5 6 (1.68%) Automotive
6 5 (1.40%) Billing
6 5 (1.40%) German Language
7 3 (0.84%) Italian Language
7 3 (0.84%) Banking
7 3 (0.84%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.56%) Back Office
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 97 (27.17%) Consultant
2 91 (25.49%) SAP Consultant
3 78 (21.85%) SAP Manager
4 43 (12.04%) Analyst
5 42 (11.76%) Project Manager
6 24 (6.72%) SAP Project Manager
7 22 (6.16%) SAP Analyst
8 20 (5.60%) Senior Consultant
8 20 (5.60%) Senior SAP Consultant
9 17 (4.76%) Business Analyst
10 15 (4.20%) Architect
11 14 (3.92%) SAP Architect
12 12 (3.36%) Test Analyst
12 12 (3.36%) Functional Consultant
13 11 (3.08%) SAP SD Consultant
13 11 (3.08%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
13 11 (3.08%) SAP APO Consultant
13 11 (3.08%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 11 (3.08%) Test Leader
14 10 (2.80%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.80%) SAP Basis
2 6 (1.68%) XML
3 3 (0.84%) Web Services
3 3 (0.84%) Middleware
3 3 (0.84%) SAP ALE
4 2 (0.56%) Web Dynpro
4 2 (0.56%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (0.56%) EDI
5 1 (0.28%) SOAP
5 1 (0.28%) BAPI
5 1 (0.28%) MDX
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.28%) jQuery
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CO-PA
5 1 (0.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.36%) FMCG
2 6 (1.68%) Data Conversion
3 5 (1.40%) PMI
4 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.28%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.28%) Handset
6 1 (0.28%) Clustering
6 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.28%) Physics
6 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.28%) HACMP
6 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.12%) UNIX
1 4 (1.12%) AIX
2 3 (0.84%) Linux
2 3 (0.84%) VMS
3 1 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.41%) Project Management
2 44 (12.32%) Change Management
3 43 (12.04%) ERP
4 41 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (11.20%) Migration
6 32 (8.96%) Data Migration
7 30 (8.40%) PRINCE2
8 28 (7.84%) CRM
9 22 (6.16%) Logistics
10 21 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 19 (5.32%) Change Control
12 17 (4.76%) Test Scripting
13 15 (4.20%) Validation
14 13 (3.64%) Programme Management
15 11 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (3.08%) Procure-to-pay
16 10 (2.80%) ITIL
16 10 (2.80%) Service Management
17 9 (2.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.68%) ABAP
2 8 (2.24%) SQL
3 3 (0.84%) Java
4 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.28%) VBA
5 1 (0.28%) SAPscript
5 1 (0.28%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 13 (3.64%) Degree
2 11 (3.08%) ISEB
3 10 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 10 (2.80%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (1.68%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.56%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) PgMP
7 1 (0.28%) PMP
7 1 (0.28%) ACCA
7 1 (0.28%) CIMA
7 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.60%) QA
2 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.28%) Cronacle
1 1 (0.28%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 357 (100.00%) SAP
2 11 (3.08%) Oracle
3 9 (2.52%) Microsoft
4 6 (1.68%) CA
5 5 (1.40%) Remedy
5 5 (1.40%) Cognos
6 4 (1.12%) Adobe
7 3 (0.84%) IBM
8 2 (0.56%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.56%) EMC
8 2 (0.56%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.28%) Siebel
9 1 (0.28%) Ariba
9 1 (0.28%) HP
9 1 (0.28%) Open Text
9 1 (0.28%) VMware
9 1 (0.28%) Amdocs
9 1 (0.28%) Teradata
9 1 (0.28%) DataFlux
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