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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Support
Rank 517 518 493
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -25
Contract jobs requiring an SAP Support 60 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.088% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.096% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 11
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£375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £258 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -57.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £17.15 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £28.65 £64.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -57.65%

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -12 52 £375 +15.38% 9
South East -17 11 £350 +27.27%
Midlands +11 7 £350 - 3
East Midlands +12 5 - - 1
London 0 5 £435 +8.75%
Surrey +2 4 £375 -
Berkshire +2 3 £350 -
Manchester -4 3 - - 1
North West -9 3 - - 1
City of London - 3 £435 -
Derbyshire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Reading +8 1 £350 -
East of England -1 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -17 1 - -
South West -28 1 £400 +14.28%
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £150 -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Luton - - - -
Malmesbury - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Sheffield - - - -

SAP Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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%) Finance
3 20 (23.26%) SAP FI
4 11 (12.79%) ABAP
5 8 (9.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (9.30%) SAP CO
6 7 (8.14%) SAP QM
6 7 (8.14%) SAP FI-AP
6 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (8.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (8.14%) SAP Security
6 7 (8.14%) SAP BPC
7 6 (6.98%) Procure-to-pay
7 6 (6.98%) Cash Management
7 6 (6.98%) SAP BW
7 6 (6.98%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (6.98%) SAP SRM
8 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.81%) SAP XI
8 5 (5.81%) Change Management
8 5 (5.81%) Remedy
8 5 (5.81%) ITIL
8 5 (5.81%) CRM
8 5 (5.81%) ERP
8 5 (5.81%) General Ledger
9 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (4.65%) Business Objects
9 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
9 4 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (4.65%) Business Intelligence

SAP Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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%) LiveCycle
3 1 (1.16%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.16%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (23.26%) SAP FI
2 8 (9.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (9.30%) SAP CO
3 7 (8.14%) SAP QM
3 7 (8.14%) SAP FI-AP
3 7 (8.14%) SAP BPC
4 6 (6.98%) SAP SRM
5 3 (3.49%) SAP ERP
5 3 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (3.49%) SAP SD
5 3 (3.49%) SAP MM
5 3 (3.49%) SAP PP
5 3 (3.49%) SAP WM
5 3 (3.49%) SAP CRM
6 2 (2.33%) SAP MII
7 1 (1.16%) SAP HR
7 1 (1.16%) SAP PM
7 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (1.16%) SAP EHS
7 1 (1.16%) SAP PSCD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) SAP BW
2 4 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.49%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.16%) SAP BI
General
1 22 (25.58%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) General Ledger
3 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.33%) Automotive
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Billing
5 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.16%) French Language
5 1 (1.16%) German Language
5 1 (1.16%) Hungarian Language
5 1 (1.16%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.16%) Romanian Language
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%) .NET
4 1 (1.16%) EDI
4 1 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.49%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.16%) FMCG
4 1 (1.16%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.16%) UNIX
1 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (8.14%) SAP Security
2 6 (6.98%) Cash Management
2 6 (6.98%) GAP Analysis
2 6 (6.98%) Procure-to-pay
3 5 (5.81%) Change Management
3 5 (5.81%) ITIL
3 5 (5.81%) CRM
3 5 (5.81%) ERP
3 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
4 4 (4.65%) Logistics
4 4 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (4.65%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.49%) Validation
5 3 (3.49%) Integration Testing
5 3 (3.49%) System Testing
6 2 (2.33%) Kanban
6 2 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) ABAP
2 3 (3.49%) Java
3 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
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
Vendors
1 86 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (5.81%) Remedy
3 4 (4.65%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (1.16%) Avaya
5 1 (1.16%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.16%) IBM
5 1 (1.16%) LANDesk
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