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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Support
Rank 564 564 503
Rank change year-on-year
0 -61
Contract jobs requiring an SAP Support 32 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.059% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.063% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £334 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £124 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £260 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.38% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £15.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 -

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
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 £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 16 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 29 May 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 -22 26 £336 +7.52% 11
London +3 12 £325 -18.75% 3
West Midlands -8 4 £650 +150.00% 1
South East -7 3 £490 +292.00% 1
East of England - 3 £300 - 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £300 -
Surrey +14 2 £490 -
Worcestershire - 2 £650 -
Lancashire - 2 £300 - 1
Weybridge - 2 £490 -
Worcester - 2 £650 -
North West - 2 £300 - 2
City of London +14 1 - -
Brentford 0 1 £325 +7.43% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -

SAP Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 85 (100.00%) SAP
2 25 (29.41%) Finance
3 23 (27.06%) SAP FI
4 14 (16.47%) ABAP
5 12 (14.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (11.76%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (11.76%) SAP CO
7 9 (10.59%) ERP
7 9 (10.59%) SAP MM
7 9 (10.59%) SAP BPC
8 7 (8.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (8.24%) SAP BW
8 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
8 7 (8.24%) SAP FI-AP
8 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
9 6 (7.06%) CRM
9 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
9 6 (7.06%) Cash Management
9 6 (7.06%) Data Mapping
10 5 (5.88%) SAP Implementation
10 5 (5.88%) SAP Security
10 5 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
10 5 (5.88%) ITIL
10 5 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (5.88%) Statistics
10 5 (5.88%) SAP SRM
10 5 (5.88%) SAP ERP

SAP Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.18%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (27.06%) SAP FI
2 10 (11.76%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (11.76%) SAP CO
3 9 (10.59%) SAP MM
3 9 (10.59%) SAP BPC
4 7 (8.24%) SAP FI-AP
5 5 (5.88%) SAP SRM
5 5 (5.88%) SAP ERP
6 4 (4.71%) SAP SD
7 3 (3.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (2.35%) SAP CRM
8 2 (2.35%) SAP PP
8 2 (2.35%) SAP PS
8 2 (2.35%) SAP MII
9 1 (1.18%) SAP EWM
9 1 (1.18%) SAP GRC
9 1 (1.18%) SAP HR
9 1 (1.18%) SAP WM
9 1 (1.18%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SAP BW
2 3 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.53%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.18%) OLAP
General
1 25 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) General Ledger
2 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.53%) Billing
4 2 (2.35%) Bosnian Language
5 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) French Language
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) SAP PI
1 3 (3.53%) SAP Basis
2 2 (2.35%) SAP XI
2 2 (2.35%) SAP TM
3 1 (1.18%) Itk
3 1 (1.18%) Middleware
3 1 (1.18%) .NET
3 1 (1.18%) Web Services
3 1 (1.18%) EDI
3 1 (1.18%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Statistics
3 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.18%) FMCG
5 1 (1.18%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.12%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (10.59%) ERP
3 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
4 6 (7.06%) CRM
4 6 (7.06%) Cash Management
4 6 (7.06%) Data Mapping
5 5 (5.88%) SAP Implementation
5 5 (5.88%) SAP Security
5 5 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.88%) ITIL
5 5 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (4.71%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (4.71%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.71%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (3.53%) Procure-to-pay
7 3 (3.53%) Change Management
7 3 (3.53%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.53%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.47%) ABAP
2 4 (4.71%) Java
3 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) GxP
2 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 85 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.53%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.53%) Remedy
4 2 (2.35%) OpenText
4 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.35%) Ariba
5 1 (1.18%) Pegasus
5 1 (1.18%) Lotus
5 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.18%) Avaya
5 1 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (1.18%) Sybase
5 1 (1.18%) LANDesk
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