The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP over the 3 months to 17 September 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within SAP AG.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 30 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing SAP 3038 2975 3294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.36% 5.64% 5.63%
As % of the Vendors category 11.67% 12.07% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1377 1333
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 43
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.15 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.94% -4.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+37.14% +4.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26028 24657 27297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.93% 46.75% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14753 13799 13866
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1109 1354
Average hourly rate £18.98 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.09% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

SAP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SAP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 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 -1 2728 £450 - 522
London 0 1209 £450 -5.26% 180
South East -6 388 £400 -6.32% 98
West Midlands -3 219 £436 +12.21% 32
South West +38 197 £400 - 37
North West -2 186 £466 +9.52% 72
City of London -17 147 £440 -7.36% 50
East of England -25 104 £425 -5.55% 34
Yorkshire +23 97 £500 +25.00% 33
Coventry +11 85 £463 +23.33% 3
East Midlands -3 77 £450 +12.50% 12
Berkshire -4 77 £438 +2.94% 16
Surrey +1 75 £419 -6.94% 23
Manchester -7 69 £410 -0.60% 46
Somerset +19 65 £438 +53.50% 6
Hampshire +1 56 £400 -8.57% 33
Wiltshire +18 47 £358 -10.62% 7
West Yorkshire +3 47 £433 +1.76% 15
Buckinghamshire +8 43 £335 -4.28% 9
Bristol +10 42 £363 -19.44% 13
Cheshire +6 40 £440 -7.36% 4
Hertfordshire -12 40 £400 -17.94% 5
Swindon +23 39 £350 -26.31% 5
Middlesex -1 39 £396 -16.98% 2
North East -14 39 £438 +28.67% 7
Cambridgeshire -21 38 £538 +19.44% 17
Scotland -33 38 £438 +7.69% 18
Oxfordshire +4 36 £450 +5.88% 4
Birmingham -21 36 £425 +21.42% 15
Midlands 0 35 £400 -11.11% 1

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP 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.

1 1451 (24.05%) Finance
2 814 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
3 776 (12.86%) ERP
4 703 (11.65%) Oracle
5 700 (11.60%) Manufacturing
6 644 (10.67%) Project Management
7 570 (9.45%) Migration
8 469 (7.77%) Microsoft
9 454 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 435 (7.21%) SAP BW
11 421 (6.98%) SQL
12 417 (6.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 415 (6.88%) ABAP
14 411 (6.81%) SAP FI
15 410 (6.80%) CRM
16 395 (6.55%) Data Migration
17 392 (6.50%) Telecoms
18 385 (6.38%) Marketing
19 382 (6.33%) Programme Management
20 378 (6.27%) SAP Implementation
21 356 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
21 356 (5.90%) SAP CO
22 343 (5.69%) MS Excel
23 331 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
24 324 (5.37%) SAP FI/CO
25 323 (5.35%) Retail
26 322 (5.34%) Change Management
27 317 (5.25%) PRINCE2
28 299 (4.96%) SAP SD
29 296 (4.91%) Digital Marketing

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 157 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 132 (2.19%) NetWeaver
3 112 (1.86%) WebSphere
4 50 (0.83%) SAS
5 29 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
5 29 (0.48%) SAP Portal
6 24 (0.40%) MS Project Server
7 23 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 23 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.28%) Apache
8 17 (0.28%) CMS
9 16 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (0.27%) IIS
9 16 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.25%) Documentum
10 15 (0.25%) Confluence
11 14 (0.23%) AquaLogic
12 13 (0.22%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
13 11 (0.18%) SAP EP
Applications
1 343 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 193 (3.20%) MS Office
3 150 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 141 (2.34%) MS Project
5 100 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
7 12 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.066%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.017%) InDesign
10 1 (0.017%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.017%) SPSS
10 1 (0.017%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 417 (6.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 411 (6.81%) SAP FI
3 356 (5.90%) SAP CO
4 324 (5.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 299 (4.96%) SAP SD
6 247 (4.09%) SAP HR
7 195 (3.23%) SAP MM
8 171 (2.83%) SAP SRM
9 154 (2.55%) SAP CRM
10 142 (2.35%) SAP ERP
11 137 (2.27%) SAP BPC
12 122 (2.02%) SAP APO
13 121 (2.01%) SAP HCM
14 120 (1.99%) SAP PP
15 116 (1.92%) SAP IS-U
16 104 (1.72%) SAP PM
17 99 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
18 85 (1.41%) SAP QM
19 84 (1.39%) SAP WM
20 65 (1.08%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 68 (1.13%) SuccessFactors
2 64 (1.06%) SaaS
3 19 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.20%) Office 365
6 10 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.17%) Force.com
7 7 (0.12%) IaaS
8 6 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.083%) PaaS
10 3 (0.050%) Taleo
10 3 (0.050%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.017%) Trello
11 1 (0.017%) CheetahMail
11 1 (0.017%) Pure360
11 1 (0.017%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 40 (0.66%) HTTP
2 36 (0.60%) Firewall
3 29 (0.48%) WAN
4 26 (0.43%) SAN
5 22 (0.36%) LAN
6 19 (0.31%) Intranet
6 19 (0.31%) Internet
7 16 (0.27%) LDAP
7 16 (0.27%) FTP
8 15 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 13 (0.22%) DNS
10 10 (0.17%) DHCP
11 9 (0.15%) MPLS
11 9 (0.15%) Wireless
12 8 (0.13%) NAS
12 8 (0.13%) RTP
12 8 (0.13%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.12%) 3G
13 7 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.099%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (7.21%) SAP BW
2 280 (4.64%) BusinessObjects
3 204 (3.38%) SQL Server
4 190 (3.15%) SAP BI
5 136 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
6 107 (1.77%) SAP Data Services
7 75 (1.24%) Oracle Database
8 69 (1.14%) SAP HANA
9 67 (1.11%) Relational Database
10 66 (1.09%) DB2
11 62 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 59 (0.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 51 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 46 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
15 44 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
16 40 (0.66%) MS Access
17 33 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
18 31 (0.51%) OLAP
18 31 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
19 27 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 101 (1.67%) LSMW
2 34 (0.56%) JIRA
3 29 (0.48%) Selenium
4 19 (0.31%) LoadRunner
4 19 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.28%) Eclipse
6 15 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.23%) JUnit
7 14 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (0.22%) Subversion
9 12 (0.20%) Visual Studio
10 11 (0.18%) Maven
10 11 (0.18%) Toad
11 10 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
11 10 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (0.17%) SoapUI
11 10 (0.17%) Ant
12 7 (0.12%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.099%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.099%) Cucumber
General
1 1451 (24.05%) Finance
2 700 (11.60%) Manufacturing
3 392 (6.50%) Telecoms
4 385 (6.38%) Marketing
5 323 (5.35%) Retail
6 282 (4.67%) Electronics
7 226 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 153 (2.54%) Billing
9 150 (2.49%) Banking
10 124 (2.06%) Automotive
11 89 (1.48%) German Language
12 60 (0.99%) Legal
13 54 (0.90%) General Ledger
14 52 (0.86%) Back Office
15 42 (0.70%) French Language
16 34 (0.56%) Front Office
17 29 (0.48%) Dutch Language
18 24 (0.40%) Publishing
19 19 (0.31%) Investment Banking
20 12 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1844 (30.57%) Consultant
2 1617 (26.80%) SAP Consultant
3 906 (15.02%) Analyst
4 528 (8.75%) Project Manager
5 520 (8.62%) SAP Manager
6 466 (7.72%) Developer
7 449 (7.44%) Architect
8 388 (6.43%) Business Analyst
9 267 (4.43%) SAP Analyst
10 205 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
11 191 (3.17%) SAP Project Manager
12 162 (2.69%) SAP Business Analyst
13 149 (2.47%) SAP Developer
14 133 (2.20%) SAP Architect
15 132 (2.19%) Trainer
16 121 (2.01%) Data Analyst
17 114 (1.89%) Functional Consultant
17 114 (1.89%) SAP Trainer
18 112 (1.86%) SAP SD Consultant
19 110 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (3.22%) .NET
2 135 (2.24%) Web Services
3 131 (2.17%) XML
4 107 (1.77%) SAP Basis
5 96 (1.59%) Middleware
6 92 (1.52%) HTML
7 83 (1.38%) SOAP
8 76 (1.26%) SAP PI
9 73 (1.21%) BAPI
10 63 (1.04%) EDI
11 57 (0.94%) CSS
12 52 (0.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 47 (0.78%) SAP XI
14 46 (0.76%) J2EE
15 43 (0.71%) jQuery
16 42 (0.70%) REST
17 39 (0.65%) ASP.NET
18 36 (0.60%) HTML5
19 35 (0.58%) Web Dynpro
20 33 (0.55%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 356 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 278 (4.61%) DTV
3 205 (3.40%) FMCG
4 105 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 67 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 65 (1.08%) Data Integration
7 49 (0.81%) NHS
8 38 (0.63%) PMI
8 38 (0.63%) Data Extraction
9 37 (0.61%) Open Source
10 34 (0.56%) Smart Meter
11 29 (0.48%) Data Conversion
11 29 (0.48%) User Experience
12 28 (0.46%) GIS
13 25 (0.41%) E-Learning
14 24 (0.40%) Mobile App
15 23 (0.38%) Computer Science
15 23 (0.38%) Visualisation
16 22 (0.36%) Mathematics
17 21 (0.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 186 (3.08%) Windows
2 145 (2.40%) UNIX
3 130 (2.15%) Linux
4 44 (0.73%) AIX
5 39 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 37 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 25 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (0.35%) VMS
10 20 (0.33%) zOS
11 18 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.25%) Solaris
13 13 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.20%) Android
15 10 (0.17%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.15%) CentOS
17 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (0.13%) SUSE
18 7 (0.12%) HPUX
19 6 (0.099%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
2 776 (12.86%) ERP
3 644 (10.67%) Project Management
4 570 (9.45%) Migration
5 454 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 410 (6.80%) CRM
7 395 (6.55%) Data Migration
8 382 (6.33%) Programme Management
9 378 (6.27%) SAP Implementation
10 331 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 322 (5.34%) Change Management
12 317 (5.25%) PRINCE2
13 296 (4.91%) Digital Marketing
14 266 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
15 217 (3.60%) ITIL
16 212 (3.51%) Logistics
17 199 (3.30%) Business Analysis
18 179 (2.97%) Procure-to-pay
19 168 (2.78%) Test Scripting
19 168 (2.78%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (6.98%) SQL
2 415 (6.88%) ABAP
3 275 (4.56%) Java
4 84 (1.39%) JavaScript
5 79 (1.31%) PL/SQL
6 74 (1.23%) VBA
7 72 (1.19%) C#
8 53 (0.88%) C
9 48 (0.80%) T-SQL
10 40 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 39 (0.65%) VB
12 37 (0.61%) PHP
13 31 (0.51%) Perl
13 31 (0.51%) Python
14 26 (0.43%) SAPscript
15 19 (0.31%) VBScript
15 19 (0.31%) XPath
16 17 (0.28%) C++
17 16 (0.27%) PowerShell
18 13 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 174 (2.88%) Degree
2 157 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 125 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 94 (1.56%) ISEB
5 71 (1.18%) SAP Certification
6 61 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 58 (0.96%) PMI Certification
8 43 (0.71%) ISTQB
9 35 (0.58%) PMP
10 32 (0.53%) CIMA
11 29 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 28 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (0.43%) CCA
13 26 (0.43%) ACCA
14 25 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 20 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (0.27%) CISA
17 15 (0.25%) CISSP
18 13 (0.22%) CCAB
19 10 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (2.78%) QA
2 58 (0.96%) SLA
3 47 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 28 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.22%) EMIR
6 13 (0.22%) MiFID
7 11 (0.18%) GxP
8 9 (0.15%) GAAP
9 8 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.083%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (0.066%) P3O
11 4 (0.066%) RosettaNet
12 3 (0.050%) GAMP
12 3 (0.050%) GMP
12 3 (0.050%) COBIT
13 2 (0.033%) COSO
13 2 (0.033%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.033%) HL7
13 2 (0.033%) FINREP
System Software
1 56 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 39 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.25%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.18%) PowerHA
4 11 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 9 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.099%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.083%) NFS
7 5 (0.083%) XenApp
8 4 (0.066%) vSphere
8 4 (0.066%) RACF
8 4 (0.066%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.050%) Cronacle
10 2 (0.033%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.033%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.033%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.033%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.017%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.017%) Squid
11 1 (0.017%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 85 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (0.48%) Tivoli
3 12 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 10 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 10 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (0.12%) AppDNA
5 7 (0.12%) SCCM
6 5 (0.083%) ServiceCenter
7 4 (0.066%) SCOM
7 4 (0.066%) Puppet
7 4 (0.066%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (0.066%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.050%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.050%) Ansible
8 3 (0.050%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.050%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.050%) OMEGAMON
8 3 (0.050%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.033%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.033%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 703 (11.65%) Oracle
2 469 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 280 (4.64%) Business Objects
4 238 (3.94%) IBM
5 117 (1.94%) JD Edwards
6 98 (1.62%) HP
7 76 (1.26%) PeopleSoft
7 76 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
8 72 (1.19%) VMware
8 72 (1.19%) Cognos
9 63 (1.04%) Adobe
10 59 (0.98%) Citrix
11 55 (0.91%) Siebel
12 44 (0.73%) Informatica
13 40 (0.66%) JDA
14 38 (0.63%) Cisco
15 37 (0.61%) Open Text
16 35 (0.58%) Red Hat
17 34 (0.56%) Primavera
18 27 (0.45%) webMethods
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