The table below looks at the statistics for the SAP Support role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP Support in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Support
Rank 576 564 498
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -66
Contract jobs requiring an SAP Support 26 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.071% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.077% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 31
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£475 £280 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.64% -34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £124 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £428 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £280 £425
% change year-on-year
+72.32% -34.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

SAP Support
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP Support in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SAP Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP Support
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAP Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP Support within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

SAP Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP Support
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAP Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP Support
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 Support within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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 -9 20 £458 +63.39% 4
West Midlands -4 9 £523 +69.91%
London -3 7 £440 +10.00% 2
Surrey +2 2 £490 - 1
South East -17 2 £490 +262.96% 1
City of London +18 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Derby - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Goole - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -

SAP Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SAP Support in their job title 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 with SAP Support in their job title.

1 86 (100.00%) SAP
2 22 (25.58%) SAP FI
2 22 (25.58%) Finance
3 14 (16.28%) ABAP
4 11 (12.79%) SAP BW
5 10 (11.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (11.63%) SAP CO
6 8 (9.30%) ERP
6 8 (9.30%) SAP BPC
7 7 (8.14%) Procure-to-pay
7 7 (8.14%) SAP SRM
7 7 (8.14%) SAP FI-AP
7 7 (8.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (8.14%) SAP MM
8 6 (6.98%) SAP SD
8 6 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.98%) Business Objects
8 6 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.98%) Cash Management
9 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (5.81%) SAP ERP
9 5 (5.81%) SAP Security
9 5 (5.81%) ITIL
9 5 (5.81%) CRM
9 5 (5.81%) Remedy
9 5 (5.81%) SAP XI
9 5 (5.81%) General Ledger
10 4 (4.65%) Asset Management
10 4 (4.65%) Knowledge Management

SAP Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SAP Support in their job title 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 with SAP Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.33%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.16%) LiveCycle
3 1 (1.16%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (25.58%) SAP FI
2 10 (11.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (11.63%) SAP CO
3 8 (9.30%) SAP BPC
4 7 (8.14%) SAP MM
4 7 (8.14%) SAP SRM
4 7 (8.14%) SAP FI-AP
5 6 (6.98%) SAP SD
6 5 (5.81%) SAP ERP
7 3 (3.49%) SAP QM
7 3 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (3.49%) SAP CRM
7 3 (3.49%) SAP MII
8 2 (2.33%) SAP PP
8 2 (2.33%) SAP PS
9 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (1.16%) SAP Business One
9 1 (1.16%) SAP EHS
9 1 (1.16%) SAP HR
9 1 (1.16%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) SAP BW
2 6 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.49%) SAP BI
3 3 (3.49%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.16%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
General
1 22 (25.58%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.33%) Automotive
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) French Language
3 2 (2.33%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) German Language
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) SAP XI
2 3 (3.49%) SAP Basis
2 3 (3.49%) SAP PI
3 2 (2.33%) SAP TM
4 1 (1.16%) Itk
4 1 (1.16%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (1.16%) .NET
4 1 (1.16%) Web Services
4 1 (1.16%) EDI
4 1 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.49%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.16%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.16%) FMCG
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
5 1 (1.16%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.30%) ERP
2 7 (8.14%) Procure-to-pay
3 6 (6.98%) Cash Management
3 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (5.81%) ITIL
4 5 (5.81%) CRM
4 5 (5.81%) SAP Security
5 4 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (4.65%) Change Management
5 4 (4.65%) Unit Testing
5 4 (4.65%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (3.49%) Integration Testing
6 3 (3.49%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (3.49%) Project Management
7 2 (2.33%) Data Modelling
7 2 (2.33%) Workflow
7 2 (2.33%) Validation
7 2 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.28%) ABAP
2 4 (4.65%) Java
3 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.16%) Degree
1 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.16%) GxP
Vendors
1 86 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (6.98%) Business Objects
3 5 (5.81%) Remedy
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.33%) Ariba
5 2 (2.33%) OpenText
6 1 (1.16%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.16%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.16%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle
6 1 (1.16%) Sybase
6 1 (1.16%) Adobe
6 1 (1.16%) Avaya
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