The table below looks at the statistics for SAP SD 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 SD over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SD)
Rank 553 475 408
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -67
Contract jobs citing SAP SD 73 137 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.78% 2.85% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 51 78
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £61.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £59.13

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
4095 4813 4737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 9.29% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2406 2729 2437
Average daily rate £438 £446 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 38 59
Average hourly rate £39.14 £30.00 £27.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £59.57 £59.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -49.28%

SAP SD
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SAP SD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP SD
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAP SD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP SD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP SD within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

SAP SD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP SD
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAP SD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP SD
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 SD within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -62 58 £425 -2.57% 24
London -7 23 £450 - 4
South East +29 13 £450 -
Scotland 0 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -20 4 £390 -8.23% 1
East Midlands -21 4 £295 -30.58%
North West -27 4 £381 -23.90% 3
Surrey - 4 £463 -
West Midlands -21 3 - - 4
Middlesex - 3 £416 -
Berkshire +9 2 £400 -
Manchester -19 2 £415 -16.95%
North East -24 2 £500 -13.04% 1
Cumbria - 2 £355 -
Weybridge - 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £450 -
City of London +33 1 - -
Brentford +3 1 £350 +2.94%
Hertfordshire +3 1 - - 3
South West +1 1 - - 2
Birmingham -4 1 - -
West Yorkshire -10 1 £400 -5.88% 1
Leeds -11 1 £400 -5.88%
East of England -11 1 - - 9
Bristol - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Guildford - 1 £500 -
West Sussex - 1 £500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

SAP SD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP SD 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 SD.

1 135 (100.00%) SAP
2 35 (25.93%) SAP MM
3 19 (14.07%) SAP FI
4 18 (13.33%) Logistics
5 16 (11.85%) Manufacturing
6 15 (11.11%) ABAP
7 14 (10.37%) SAP PP
7 14 (10.37%) Project Management
8 13 (9.63%) EDI
8 13 (9.63%) ERP
9 11 (8.15%) Requirements Management
10 10 (7.41%) Migration
10 10 (7.41%) Finance
10 10 (7.41%) SAP CO
11 9 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
11 9 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.67%) SAP WM
12 8 (5.93%) Security Cleared
12 8 (5.93%) SAP BW
12 8 (5.93%) Retail
12 8 (5.93%) Billing
13 7 (5.19%) CRM
13 7 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (4.44%) SAP CRM
14 6 (4.44%) SAP PM
14 6 (4.44%) SAP QM
14 6 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (4.44%) Time Management

SAP SD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP SD 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 SD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
2 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (25.93%) SAP MM
2 19 (14.07%) SAP FI
3 14 (10.37%) SAP PP
4 10 (7.41%) SAP CO
5 9 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (6.67%) SAP WM
6 6 (4.44%) SAP CRM
6 6 (4.44%) SAP PM
6 6 (4.44%) SAP QM
7 4 (2.96%) SAP Retail
8 3 (2.22%) SAP AFS
8 3 (2.22%) SAP FI-GL
8 3 (2.22%) SAP GTS
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (1.48%) SAP CS
9 2 (1.48%) SAP ERP
9 2 (1.48%) SAP EWM
9 2 (1.48%) SAP HR
9 2 (1.48%) SAP PS
9 2 (1.48%) SAP SCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.48%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.74%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) LSMW
General
1 16 (11.85%) Manufacturing
2 10 (7.41%) Finance
3 8 (5.93%) Billing
3 8 (5.93%) Retail
4 7 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.96%) Legal
6 3 (2.22%) Automotive
7 2 (1.48%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.74%) French Language
8 1 (0.74%) German Language
8 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (60.00%) Consultant
2 80 (59.26%) SAP Consultant
3 52 (38.52%) SAP SD Consultant
4 18 (13.33%) SAP MM Consultant
5 17 (12.59%) Analyst
5 17 (12.59%) SAP Analyst
6 13 (9.63%) Functional Consultant
6 13 (9.63%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
7 12 (8.89%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 12 (8.89%) SAP Manager
7 12 (8.89%) SAP SD Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) SAP Business Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) SAP SD Functional Consultant
9 8 (5.93%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.93%) SAP Project Manager
10 6 (4.44%) SAP SD Business Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) SAP AFS Consultant
11 5 (3.70%) SAP Support
11 5 (3.70%) SAP WM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.63%) EDI
2 3 (2.22%) BAPI
3 1 (0.74%) .NET
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.74%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.96%) FMCG
2 4 (2.96%) PMI
3 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.74%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.33%) Logistics
2 14 (10.37%) Project Management
3 13 (9.63%) ERP
4 11 (8.15%) Requirements Management
5 10 (7.41%) Migration
6 9 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.19%) CRM
8 6 (4.44%) Data Migration
8 6 (4.44%) Time Management
8 6 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.70%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.70%) SAP Implementation
9 5 (3.70%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (2.96%) Change Management
10 4 (2.96%) Data Cleansing
10 4 (2.96%) Data Management
10 4 (2.96%) Procure-to-pay
10 4 (2.96%) Programme Management
11 3 (2.22%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.11%) ABAP
2 3 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) Degree
4 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.96%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.96%) PMP
5 1 (0.74%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 135 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (2.96%) HP
3 3 (2.22%) Pegasus
4 2 (1.48%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle
4 2 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.74%) Cognos
5 1 (0.74%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.74%) JDA
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.74%) Remedy