The first table below looks at the demand for SAP XI 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 XI over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI)
Rank 571 538 507
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -31
Contract jobs citing SAP XI 19 35 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.068% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.25% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 38
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15054 14274 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.55% 27.91% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9655 9067 9193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 282 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

SAP XI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP XI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SAP XI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP XI
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAP XI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP XI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP XI within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SAP XI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP XI
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAP XI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP XI
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP XI within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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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 -16 17 £450 +7.14% 13
London +6 6 £475 +11.76% 2
South East -7 3 £450 -10.17% 3
North West -9 3 £450 +5.88% 4
Scotland - 2 - -
Manchester -1 1 £450 -18.18% 3
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Birmingham -3 1 £410 +2.50% 3
West Midlands -16 1 £410 +3.79% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Egham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
South West - - - -

SAP XI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP XI 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 XI.

1 40 (100.00%) SAP
2 18 (45.00%) ABAP
3 15 (37.50%) SAP BW
4 14 (35.00%) NetWeaver
4 14 (35.00%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (35.00%) Business Objects
5 12 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (30.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 12 (30.00%) SAP PI
6 11 (27.50%) Oracle
7 10 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
9 8 (20.00%) IBM
10 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
10 7 (17.50%) Java
10 7 (17.50%) SAP Basis
11 6 (15.00%) Finance
11 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
11 6 (15.00%) SQL
11 6 (15.00%) DB2
11 6 (15.00%) ETL
12 5 (12.50%) SAP FI
13 4 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
13 4 (10.00%) Migration
13 4 (10.00%) SAP CO
13 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
13 4 (10.00%) SAP SD
13 4 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (10.00%) XML
13 4 (10.00%) UNIX

SAP XI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP XI 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 XI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (35.00%) NetWeaver
2 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.00%) SAP Portal
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) SAP FI
2 4 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (10.00%) SAP CO
2 4 (10.00%) SAP SD
2 4 (10.00%) SAP BPC
3 2 (5.00%) SAP GRC
3 2 (5.00%) SAP GTS
4 1 (2.50%) CA Clarity
4 1 (2.50%) SAP R/3
4 1 (2.50%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SAP BW
2 14 (35.00%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (30.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 10 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (15.00%) DB2
7 4 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (5.00%) SAP BI
9 2 (5.00%) Xcelsius
9 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
9 2 (5.00%) SAP HANA
9 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
10 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (2.50%) WhereScape RED
10 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
10 1 (2.50%) Crystal Dashboard Design
10 1 (2.50%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (2.50%) DataStage
10 1 (2.50%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Consultant
2 15 (37.50%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) SAP PI Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) SAP Developer
5 5 (12.50%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) SAP Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (5.00%) Programmer
8 2 (5.00%) Business Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Lead Developer
8 2 (5.00%) SAP Basis Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) Business Objects Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) SAP XI Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Business Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Architect
8 2 (5.00%) SAP Architect
8 2 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) SAP PI
2 7 (17.50%) SAP Basis
3 4 (10.00%) XML
4 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) Middleware
4 3 (7.50%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (5.00%) BAPI
5 2 (5.00%) Web Dynpro
5 2 (5.00%) SAP ALE
5 2 (5.00%) EDI
5 2 (5.00%) JMS
5 2 (5.00%) SAML
5 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (5.00%) SOAP
5 2 (5.00%) .NET
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.50%) HTML5
6 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.50%) REST
6 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) AS400
1 2 (5.00%) Social Network
1 2 (5.00%) iSeries
1 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) UNIX
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.00%) AIX
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (15.00%) ETL
3 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (10.00%) OO
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.50%) Time Management
4 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Project Management
4 3 (7.50%) CRM
4 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Workflow
5 2 (5.00%) BPR
5 2 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL
5 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) ABAP
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) SAPscript
5 1 (2.50%) R
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.50%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) SAP
2 14 (35.00%) Business Objects
3 11 (27.50%) Oracle
4 8 (20.00%) IBM
5 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.50%) Sun
6 1 (2.50%) CA
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) Kalido
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