The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI)
Rank 596 533 537
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +4
Contract jobs citing SAP XI 27 41 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.079% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 21
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £465 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15569 15040 15478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.82% 28.93% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10167 9779 9277
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 250 385
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 October 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 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 XI within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 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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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 -42 23 £500 +25.00% 7
London +17 14 £500 +19.40% 2
South East -3 5 - -
North West -20 2 £301 -24.75% 1
South West -30 2 £475 +24.59%
Scotland - 2 - -
Cheshire -5 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

SAP XI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 48 (100.00%) SAP
2 26 (54.17%) SAP PI
3 15 (31.25%) SAP BW
4 14 (29.17%) NetWeaver
4 14 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (27.08%) ABAP
6 12 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
7 10 (20.83%) Java
7 10 (20.83%) Middleware
8 8 (16.67%) BusinessObjects XI
8 8 (16.67%) SAP Basis
8 8 (16.67%) Business Objects
8 8 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (14.58%) ETL
9 7 (14.58%) Migration
9 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (12.50%) WebSphere
10 6 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (12.50%) IBM
10 6 (12.50%) Oracle
10 6 (12.50%) SQL
11 5 (10.42%) Web Services
11 5 (10.42%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (10.42%) Finance
12 4 (8.33%) SAP FI
12 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.33%) XML
12 4 (8.33%) ITIL
12 4 (8.33%) UNIX
12 4 (8.33%) SQL Server

SAP XI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (29.17%) NetWeaver
2 6 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 5 (10.42%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (8.33%) SAP Portal
5 1 (2.08%) IIS
5 1 (2.08%) Apache
5 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) SAP FI
2 3 (6.25%) SAP GRC
2 3 (6.25%) SAP CO
2 3 (6.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (4.17%) SAP SD
3 2 (4.17%) SAP GTS
3 2 (4.17%) SAP BPC
4 1 (2.08%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) LDAP
1 1 (2.08%) SAN
1 1 (2.08%) SMTP
1 1 (2.08%) FTP
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.25%) SAP BW
2 8 (16.67%) BusinessObjects XI
2 8 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (6.25%) DB2
4 3 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.17%) Xcelsius
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.08%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.08%) Crystal Dashboard Design
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.08%) DataStage
6 1 (2.08%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.08%) LSMW
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Back Office
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Consultant
1 20 (41.67%) SAP Consultant
2 12 (25.00%) SAP PI Consultant
3 9 (18.75%) Architect
3 9 (18.75%) SAP Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 6 (12.50%) SAP Technical Architect
6 5 (10.42%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) SAP Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) SAP Manager
8 3 (6.25%) SAP Administrator
8 3 (6.25%) Administrator
8 3 (6.25%) NetWeaver Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) SAP XI Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) SAP Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) SAP Basis Administrator
9 2 (4.17%) Business Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (54.17%) SAP PI
2 10 (20.83%) Middleware
3 8 (16.67%) SAP Basis
4 5 (10.42%) Web Services
5 4 (8.33%) XML
6 3 (6.25%) SAP ALE
6 3 (6.25%) EDI
6 3 (6.25%) JMS
6 3 (6.25%) Web Dynpro
6 3 (6.25%) BAPI
7 2 (4.17%) SAP Smart Forms
7 2 (4.17%) SAML
7 2 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (4.17%) JDBC
7 2 (4.17%) SOAP
7 2 (4.17%) .NET
8 1 (2.08%) HTML5
8 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.08%) REST
8 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) AS400
1 2 (4.17%) iSeries
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Social Network
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) UNIX
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Solaris
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
3 7 (14.58%) ETL
3 7 (14.58%) Migration
3 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (8.33%) ITIL
5 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.25%) OO
6 3 (6.25%) Workflow
7 2 (4.17%) Change Management
7 2 (4.17%) SOA
7 2 (4.17%) B2B
7 2 (4.17%) EAI
7 2 (4.17%) CRM
7 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) ABAP
2 10 (20.83%) Java
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) SAPscript
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 6 (12.50%) IBM
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.17%) webMethods
6 1 (2.08%) JBoss
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.08%) Adobe
6 1 (2.08%) Sun
6 1 (2.08%) VMware
6 1 (2.08%) Kalido
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