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 23 January 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.

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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 29 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing SAP 2891 3073 2594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.70% 6.31% 5.81%
As % of the Vendors category 12.44% 13.80% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1428 1093
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 33
Average hourly rate £21.00 £41.90 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.88% +139.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £15.65 £9.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £78.22 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £43.90 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-53.87% +158.23%

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
23240 22263 21210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.82% 45.71% 47.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 12427 11082
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1018 989 1316
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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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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 -3 2552 £450 - 597
London -7 1070 £465 -2.10% 186
South East -4 485 £425 -7.60% 111
East of England +44 219 £483 +7.22% 32
North West +2 179 £475 +8.57% 47
City of London +1 173 £470 -1.05% 49
West Midlands -14 141 £450 +15.38% 50
Surrey +14 133 £400 -15.78% 22
South West +5 130 £413 +3.77% 68
Cambridgeshire +29 104 £500 +25.00% 6
East Midlands +15 103 £400 -11.60% 27
Berkshire -8 103 £500 +11.11% 21
Manchester +2 84 £493 +9.44% 24
Hertfordshire +31 78 £500 -4.76% 13
Brentford 0 66 £450 -14.28% 1
Yorkshire 0 62 £438 +15.13% 29
Hampshire -5 58 £400 -15.78% 24
Cambridge +26 56 £513 +28.12% 4
Scotland -5 55 £388 +0.64% 7
Midlands 0 46 £350 -26.31% 18
West Sussex 0 46 £420 -4.00% 16
Reading -1 39 £550 +25.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -13 36 £363 -30.95% 11
North East +15 35 £575 +30.45% 13
West Yorkshire +2 33 £444 +16.77% 18
Somerset +20 32 £450 +16.12% 14
Wiltshire +3 31 £438 +16.27% 11
Nottinghamshire +9 30 £510 +18.60% 4
Milton Keynes -1 29 £375 -30.23% 5
Bristol -15 29 £394 -10.00% 27

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 1402 (24.61%) Finance
2 803 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
3 708 (12.43%) ERP
4 636 (11.16%) Manufacturing
5 609 (10.69%) Oracle
6 574 (10.08%) SAP BW
7 571 (10.02%) Migration
8 535 (9.39%) Project Management
9 421 (7.39%) SAP FI
10 419 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 413 (7.25%) ABAP
12 412 (7.23%) SQL
13 367 (6.44%) Microsoft
14 366 (6.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 361 (6.34%) CRM
15 361 (6.34%) Data Migration
16 327 (5.74%) Telecoms
17 326 (5.72%) Programme Management
17 326 (5.72%) Retail
18 323 (5.67%) SAP CO
19 314 (5.51%) Business Objects
19 314 (5.51%) BusinessObjects
20 310 (5.44%) SAP FI/CO
21 308 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
22 305 (5.35%) Marketing
23 303 (5.32%) Change Management
24 290 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
25 289 (5.07%) PRINCE2
26 287 (5.04%) MS Excel
27 251 (4.41%) Digital Marketing

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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
1 173 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 171 (3.00%) NetWeaver
3 86 (1.51%) WebSphere
4 47 (0.82%) CMS
5 44 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
6 34 (0.60%) SAP Portal
7 23 (0.40%) Apache
8 20 (0.35%) SAS
8 20 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 18 (0.32%) Confluence
10 15 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.23%) MS Exchange
11 13 (0.23%) SAP EP
12 12 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
13 11 (0.19%) LiveCycle
13 11 (0.19%) IIS
14 8 (0.14%) Documentum
15 7 (0.12%) Lync
15 7 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.12%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 287 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 132 (2.32%) MS Office
3 125 (2.19%) MS Project
3 125 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 72 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
7 6 (0.11%) SPSS
8 4 (0.070%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.070%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.053%) Windchill
10 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.018%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.018%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 421 (7.39%) SAP FI
2 366 (6.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 323 (5.67%) SAP CO
4 310 (5.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 247 (4.34%) SAP SD
6 214 (3.76%) SAP HR
7 200 (3.51%) SAP ERP
8 191 (3.35%) SAP IS-U
9 179 (3.14%) SAP BPC
10 168 (2.95%) SAP SRM
11 162 (2.84%) SAP CRM
12 160 (2.81%) SAP MM
13 134 (2.35%) SAP APO
14 114 (2.00%) SAP PP
15 103 (1.81%) SAP HCM
16 82 (1.44%) SAP WM
17 77 (1.35%) SAP QM
18 70 (1.23%) Agresso
19 68 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
20 67 (1.18%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 73 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
2 63 (1.11%) SaaS
3 18 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.16%) Office 365
7 7 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.12%) Force.com
8 6 (0.11%) PaaS
9 5 (0.088%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.053%) Taleo
11 2 (0.035%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.035%) IaaS
12 1 (0.018%) Engine Yard
12 1 (0.018%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.018%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 46 (0.81%) SAN
2 31 (0.54%) Internet
3 27 (0.47%) Firewall
4 26 (0.46%) WAN
5 25 (0.44%) HTTP
6 22 (0.39%) Intranet
7 20 (0.35%) FTP
8 18 (0.32%) TCP/IP
9 17 (0.30%) DNS
10 15 (0.26%) LAN
10 15 (0.26%) LDAP
11 14 (0.25%) NAS
12 12 (0.21%) DHCP
13 10 (0.18%) RTP
14 9 (0.16%) Network Security
15 7 (0.12%) SSL
16 5 (0.088%) DMZ
16 5 (0.088%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.088%) VPN
16 5 (0.088%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 574 (10.08%) SAP BW
2 314 (5.51%) BusinessObjects
3 195 (3.42%) SAP BI
4 191 (3.35%) SQL Server
5 164 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 107 (1.88%) SAP Data Services
7 95 (1.67%) DB2
8 91 (1.60%) SAP HANA
9 89 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 79 (1.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 60 (1.05%) Oracle Database
12 55 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
13 51 (0.90%) Relational Database
14 40 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (0.68%) QlikView
16 38 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 38 (0.67%) Big Data
17 33 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 30 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
19 29 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 71 (1.25%) LSMW
2 38 (0.67%) JIRA
3 25 (0.44%) Selenium
4 19 (0.33%) LoadRunner
4 19 (0.33%) ERwin
4 19 (0.33%) Subversion
5 15 (0.26%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (0.25%) Eclipse
7 13 (0.23%) JUnit
7 13 (0.23%) Maven
8 11 (0.19%) Toad
9 10 (0.18%) Git (software)
10 9 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
11 8 (0.14%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.14%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.12%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.11%) Redmine
13 6 (0.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1402 (24.61%) Finance
2 636 (11.16%) Manufacturing
3 327 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 326 (5.72%) Retail
5 305 (5.35%) Marketing
6 238 (4.18%) Electronics
7 205 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 180 (3.16%) Banking
9 112 (1.97%) Billing
10 92 (1.61%) Automotive
11 80 (1.40%) General Ledger
12 63 (1.11%) Legal
13 54 (0.95%) German Language
14 39 (0.68%) French Language
15 38 (0.67%) Publishing
16 35 (0.61%) Back Office
17 31 (0.54%) Investment Banking
18 28 (0.49%) Front Office
19 21 (0.37%) Retail Banking
20 17 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1956 (34.33%) Consultant
2 1745 (30.63%) SAP Consultant
3 855 (15.01%) Analyst
4 492 (8.64%) SAP Manager
5 482 (8.46%) Project Manager
6 458 (8.04%) Architect
7 399 (7.00%) Developer
8 356 (6.25%) Business Analyst
9 275 (4.83%) SAP Analyst
10 219 (3.84%) SAP Project Manager
11 200 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
12 162 (2.84%) SAP Architect
13 159 (2.79%) SAP Business Analyst
14 136 (2.39%) Functional Consultant
15 133 (2.33%) SAP Developer
16 122 (2.14%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
17 121 (2.12%) SAP ISU Consultant
18 120 (2.11%) SAP Functional Consultant
19 119 (2.09%) Data Analyst
20 98 (1.72%) SAP SD Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (2.86%) .NET
2 152 (2.67%) Web Services
3 138 (2.42%) XML
4 102 (1.79%) HTML
5 100 (1.76%) SAP Basis
6 94 (1.65%) SAP PI
7 80 (1.40%) Middleware
8 79 (1.39%) EDI
9 68 (1.19%) SAP XI
10 64 (1.12%) CSS
11 59 (1.04%) BAPI
12 49 (0.86%) SOAP
13 41 (0.72%) ASP.NET
14 40 (0.70%) J2EE
14 40 (0.70%) Web Dynpro
15 37 (0.65%) jQuery
16 35 (0.61%) REST
16 35 (0.61%) SAP ALE
17 34 (0.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
18 33 (0.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 308 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 236 (4.14%) DTV
3 202 (3.55%) FMCG
4 128 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 64 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 58 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (0.90%) Data Integration
8 48 (0.84%) Data Extraction
9 44 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 36 (0.63%) PMI
11 32 (0.56%) Client/Server
11 32 (0.56%) Smart Meter
12 29 (0.51%) NHS
12 29 (0.51%) E-Learning
13 28 (0.49%) Visualisation
14 26 (0.46%) Data Conversion
15 23 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 23 (0.40%) Replication
16 21 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
17 20 (0.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 186 (3.26%) Windows
2 143 (2.51%) UNIX
3 115 (2.02%) Linux
4 46 (0.81%) AIX
5 35 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 23 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (0.39%) Android
9 20 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.33%) zOS
11 18 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.28%) VMS
12 16 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.23%) Solaris
14 11 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.18%) CentOS
16 9 (0.16%) Fedora
17 8 (0.14%) HPUX
18 6 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 803 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
2 708 (12.43%) ERP
3 571 (10.02%) Migration
4 535 (9.39%) Project Management
5 419 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 361 (6.34%) CRM
6 361 (6.34%) Data Migration
7 326 (5.72%) Programme Management
8 303 (5.32%) Change Management
9 290 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
10 289 (5.07%) PRINCE2
11 251 (4.41%) Digital Marketing
12 250 (4.39%) SAP Implementation
13 247 (4.34%) ITIL
14 245 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
15 207 (3.63%) ETL
16 203 (3.56%) Data Modelling
17 189 (3.32%) Logistics
18 174 (3.05%) Procure-to-pay
19 142 (2.49%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 413 (7.25%) ABAP
2 412 (7.23%) SQL
3 249 (4.37%) Java
4 84 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 79 (1.39%) C#
6 76 (1.33%) PL/SQL
7 55 (0.97%) C
8 41 (0.72%) VB
9 40 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 35 (0.61%) SAPscript
11 27 (0.47%) VBA
12 26 (0.46%) Python
13 24 (0.42%) PHP
14 20 (0.35%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.33%) Ruby
16 15 (0.26%) Perl
17 12 (0.21%) XPath
17 12 (0.21%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.19%) PowerShell
19 10 (0.18%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 198 (3.48%) Degree
2 125 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 87 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 83 (1.46%) SAP Certification
5 73 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 71 (1.25%) ISEB
7 48 (0.84%) PMP
8 37 (0.65%) ACCA
8 37 (0.65%) CIMA
9 36 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 33 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 25 (0.44%) ISTQB
12 22 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.33%) CCA
13 19 (0.33%) MBA
14 18 (0.32%) APMP
15 12 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (0.19%) MCP
17 10 (0.18%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (2.67%) QA
2 62 (1.09%) SLA
3 49 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 41 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.35%) GAAP
6 13 (0.23%) COBIT
7 9 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.16%) GxP
8 8 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 6 (0.11%) MiFID
9 6 (0.11%) EMIR
10 5 (0.088%) COSO
11 4 (0.070%) P3O
12 2 (0.035%) RosettaNet
12 2 (0.035%) Basel II
12 2 (0.035%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.035%) HL7
13 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.018%) JSP 440
System Software
1 60 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 38 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.25%) PowerHA
4 11 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (0.18%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.070%) NFS
7 4 (0.070%) Veritas File System
7 4 (0.070%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.053%) Firmware
9 2 (0.035%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.035%) HDFS
9 2 (0.035%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.035%) vSphere
9 2 (0.035%) Kerio MailServer
10 1 (0.018%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.018%) XenApp
10 1 (0.018%) SAP ITS
10 1 (0.018%) KVM
Systems Management
1 90 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.28%) Tivoli
2 16 (0.28%) Puppet
3 15 (0.26%) SCCM
3 15 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 13 (0.23%) SCOM
5 6 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.088%) Control-M
7 4 (0.070%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 4 (0.070%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (0.070%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.053%) Ansible
8 3 (0.053%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.035%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.035%) Nagios
9 2 (0.035%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.035%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.035%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.035%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 609 (10.69%) Oracle
2 367 (6.44%) Microsoft
3 314 (5.51%) Business Objects
4 196 (3.44%) IBM
5 99 (1.74%) HP
6 80 (1.40%) JD Edwards
7 78 (1.37%) VMware
8 61 (1.07%) Adobe
9 59 (1.04%) Informatica
10 53 (0.93%) Cognos
11 50 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
12 48 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
13 43 (0.75%) Ariba
14 40 (0.70%) Red Hat
14 40 (0.70%) Citrix
15 39 (0.68%) Cisco
16 38 (0.67%) Open Text
16 38 (0.67%) Primavera
17 33 (0.58%) Hyperion
18 31 (0.54%) Tableau
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