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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI)
Rank 564 455 507
Rank change year-on-year
-109 +52
Contract jobs citing SAP XI 23 89 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.70% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 48 40
Average daily rate £375 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £393 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £633 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +227.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +227.58%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -151 18 £375 -25.00% 12
London -61 8 £388 -22.45% 4
North West -17 3 £325 +18.18% 3
South East -29 3 £350 -30.00% 3
City of London -25 2 - - 2
East Midlands -11 1 £450 +35.84%
Berkshire -11 1 - - 1
Leicestershire -14 1 £450 +33.33%
Glasgow - 1 - -
South West - 1 £400 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Egham - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Bletchley - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

SAP XI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 49 (100.00%) SAP
2 21 (42.86%) ABAP
3 17 (34.69%) SAP BW
4 16 (32.65%) NetWeaver
5 15 (30.61%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (30.61%) Business Objects
5 15 (30.61%) SAP PI
6 14 (28.57%) SQL
6 14 (28.57%) Java
7 12 (24.49%) Oracle
7 12 (24.49%) BusinessObjects XI
7 12 (24.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
8 9 (18.37%) DB2
9 8 (16.33%) IBM
10 7 (14.29%) SAP Smart Forms
10 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (14.29%) SAPscript
11 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.24%) ERP
11 6 (12.24%) Windows
11 6 (12.24%) OO
11 6 (12.24%) CRM
12 5 (10.20%) SAP HANA
12 5 (10.20%) SOAP
12 5 (10.20%) SAP FI
12 5 (10.20%) Project Management
12 5 (10.20%) ETL
12 5 (10.20%) Finance
13 4 (8.16%) SAP Basis

SAP XI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (32.65%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Portal
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) SAP FI
2 4 (8.16%) SAP ERP
3 3 (6.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (6.12%) SAP CO
4 2 (4.08%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (4.08%) SAP R/3
4 2 (4.08%) SAP SD
4 2 (4.08%) SAP BPC
4 2 (4.08%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (2.04%) SAP GRC
5 1 (2.04%) SAP APO
5 1 (2.04%) CA Clarity
5 1 (2.04%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SAP BW
2 15 (30.61%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (24.49%) BusinessObjects XI
3 12 (24.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
4 9 (18.37%) DB2
5 5 (10.20%) SAP HANA
6 4 (8.16%) SAP BI
6 4 (8.16%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (4.08%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (2.04%) Xcelsius
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.04%) OLAP
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.04%) Ant
1 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.04%) Subversion
1 1 (2.04%) Maven
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Advertising
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.04%) German Language
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Consultant
2 16 (32.65%) SAP Consultant
3 10 (20.41%) Developer
4 8 (16.33%) SAP Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) SAP PI Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Business Objects Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Programmer
7 3 (6.12%) SAP Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Business Objects Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Business Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Business Objects Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Integration Manager
8 2 (4.08%) SAP Programmer
8 2 (4.08%) SAP Integration Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) SAP PI
2 7 (14.29%) SAP Smart Forms
3 5 (10.20%) SOAP
4 4 (8.16%) SAP Basis
4 4 (8.16%) JMS
4 4 (8.16%) XML
5 3 (6.12%) SAP ALE
6 2 (4.08%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (4.08%) jQuery
6 2 (4.08%) Web Services
7 1 (2.04%) Struts
7 1 (2.04%) EDI
7 1 (2.04%) J2EE
7 1 (2.04%) CSS
7 1 (2.04%) JDBC
7 1 (2.04%) JSP
7 1 (2.04%) Servlets
7 1 (2.04%) HTML
7 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Social Network
1 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) iSeries
2 1 (2.04%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.04%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (12.24%) ERP
2 6 (12.24%) OO
2 6 (12.24%) CRM
3 5 (10.20%) Project Management
3 5 (10.20%) ETL
4 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.12%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (6.12%) Change Management
5 3 (6.12%) Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.08%) Test Management
6 2 (4.08%) BPR
6 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.08%) ITIL
6 2 (4.08%) SAP Security
6 2 (4.08%) Cash Management
6 2 (4.08%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) ABAP
2 14 (28.57%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 7 (14.29%) SAPscript
4 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.12%) R
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) QA
Vendors
1 49 (100.00%) SAP
2 15 (30.61%) Business Objects
3 12 (24.49%) Oracle
4 8 (16.33%) IBM
5 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.08%) webMethods
7 1 (2.04%) hybris
7 1 (2.04%) CA
7 1 (2.04%) Teradata
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