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 31 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.

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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 33 30 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing SAP 2765 2856 3243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.77% 5.46% 6.02%
As % of the Vendors category 10.62% 11.81% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1371 1311
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £593 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 48
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.37 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.90% -41.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.68 £40.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.13 £18.67 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+34.59% -40.26%

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
26037 24193 25519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.88% 46.22% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15267 13737 13206
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1239 1166 1307
Average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 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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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 -4 2450 £450 - 505
London -7 999 £453 -1.63% 158
South East -4 427 £413 -5.17% 102
West Midlands -4 198 £425 +9.32% 34
North West -3 165 £450 +5.88% 47
South West +8 147 £400 -4.19% 56
City of London -22 134 £448 -3.24% 49
East of England -1 115 £450 - 27
Yorkshire +42 104 £500 +25.00% 24
Surrey +1 99 £435 -3.33% 17
Berkshire -6 85 £425 +6.25% 39
East Midlands -10 76 £365 -5.80% 19
Manchester -1 74 £425 +6.25% 25
Scotland -9 56 £350 -19.07% 8
Coventry +3 55 £385 +2.66% 2
Wiltshire +10 53 £401 -8.80% 13
North Yorkshire +33 49 £500 +150.00% 4
Hertfordshire +1 47 £475 +5.55% 13
Midlands 0 47 £450 -7.69% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 46 £334 -4.64% 8
Hampshire -22 46 £430 -12.91% 14
Swindon +11 45 £365 -17.04% 6
Cambridgeshire -10 44 £538 +22.85% 6
Middlesbrough - 44 £500 -
Milton Keynes +2 41 £335 -4.28% 3
West Yorkshire 0 38 £428 +8.22% 13
Cheshire 0 36 £425 -6.59% 10
Uxbridge +5 35 £409 -13.94% 4
North East -20 33 £500 +27.38% 13
Birmingham -20 32 £413 +6.10% 14

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1440 (24.41%) Finance
2 833 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
3 744 (12.61%) ERP
4 679 (11.51%) Manufacturing
5 659 (11.17%) Oracle
6 599 (10.15%) Migration
7 589 (9.98%) Project Management
8 469 (7.95%) SAP BW
9 439 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 436 (7.39%) Microsoft
11 429 (7.27%) SQL
12 425 (7.20%) ABAP
13 394 (6.68%) Data Migration
14 390 (6.61%) CRM
15 387 (6.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 377 (6.39%) SAP FI
17 355 (6.02%) Telecoms
18 352 (5.97%) Programme Management
19 349 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
20 335 (5.68%) Marketing
21 332 (5.63%) MS Excel
22 326 (5.53%) Retail
23 325 (5.51%) Change Management
24 324 (5.49%) SAP Implementation
25 316 (5.36%) SAP CO
26 309 (5.24%) Business Objects
26 309 (5.24%) BusinessObjects
27 306 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
28 298 (5.05%) SAP SD
29 287 (4.87%) PRINCE2

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
1 155 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 148 (2.51%) NetWeaver
3 103 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 36 (0.61%) SAS
5 31 (0.53%) CMS
6 28 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
7 26 (0.44%) SAP Portal
8 24 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.39%) MS Project Server
10 19 (0.32%) Apache
11 15 (0.25%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (0.24%) Confluence
12 14 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
12 14 (0.24%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.22%) AquaLogic
14 12 (0.20%) Documentum
15 11 (0.19%) LiveCycle
16 10 (0.17%) Lync
16 10 (0.17%) SAP EP
Applications
1 332 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 163 (2.76%) MS Office
3 147 (2.49%) MS Project
4 142 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 88 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 38 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.085%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.051%) Windchill
10 2 (0.034%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.034%) SPSS
11 1 (0.017%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.017%) InDesign
11 1 (0.017%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 387 (6.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 377 (6.39%) SAP FI
3 316 (5.36%) SAP CO
4 298 (5.05%) SAP SD
5 286 (4.85%) SAP FI/CO
6 241 (4.09%) SAP HR
7 171 (2.90%) SAP MM
8 158 (2.68%) SAP ERP
9 156 (2.64%) SAP CRM
10 155 (2.63%) SAP IS-U
11 149 (2.53%) SAP SRM
12 144 (2.44%) SAP BPC
13 128 (2.17%) SAP PP
14 124 (2.10%) SAP HCM
15 120 (2.03%) SAP APO
16 104 (1.76%) SAP QM
17 96 (1.63%) SAP PM
18 80 (1.36%) Agresso
19 77 (1.31%) SAP WM
20 74 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 70 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
2 68 (1.15%) SaaS
3 16 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.20%) Force.com
6 10 (0.17%) Office 365
7 7 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.12%) PaaS
8 6 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (0.085%) IaaS
10 2 (0.034%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.034%) Taleo
11 1 (0.017%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.017%) CheetahMail
11 1 (0.017%) Pure360
11 1 (0.017%) GitHub
11 1 (0.017%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (0.66%) HTTP
2 36 (0.61%) Firewall
3 35 (0.59%) SAN
4 28 (0.47%) WAN
5 26 (0.44%) Internet
6 22 (0.37%) FTP
7 19 (0.32%) TCP/IP
8 18 (0.31%) Intranet
9 16 (0.27%) DNS
9 16 (0.27%) LAN
10 13 (0.22%) RTP
11 11 (0.19%) LDAP
11 11 (0.19%) DHCP
11 11 (0.19%) NAS
12 9 (0.15%) MPLS
13 8 (0.14%) Wireless
14 7 (0.12%) Network Security
14 7 (0.12%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.10%) SSL
15 6 (0.10%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (7.95%) SAP BW
2 309 (5.24%) BusinessObjects
3 206 (3.49%) SQL Server
4 205 (3.48%) SAP BI
5 133 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
6 110 (1.86%) SAP Data Services
7 85 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 78 (1.32%) SAP HANA
8 78 (1.32%) DB2
9 71 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 69 (1.17%) Relational Database
11 65 (1.10%) Oracle Database
12 52 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 48 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 39 (0.66%) MS Access
15 37 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
16 35 (0.59%) Big Data
17 33 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 32 (0.54%) QlikView
19 30 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 86 (1.46%) LSMW
2 31 (0.53%) Selenium
3 29 (0.49%) JIRA
4 21 (0.36%) LoadRunner
5 15 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.25%) SoapUI
6 13 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 13 (0.22%) JUnit
6 13 (0.22%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
7 12 (0.20%) Subversion
8 11 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
9 10 (0.17%) Toad
10 9 (0.15%) Maven
11 8 (0.14%) Ant
11 8 (0.14%) ERwin
11 8 (0.14%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.12%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.12%) Eclipse
General
1 1440 (24.41%) Finance
2 679 (11.51%) Manufacturing
3 355 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 335 (5.68%) Marketing
5 326 (5.53%) Retail
6 259 (4.39%) Electronics
7 199 (3.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 153 (2.59%) Banking
9 142 (2.41%) Billing
10 124 (2.10%) Automotive
11 91 (1.54%) German Language
12 62 (1.05%) Legal
13 48 (0.81%) French Language
14 45 (0.76%) Back Office
15 40 (0.68%) General Ledger
16 36 (0.61%) Front Office
17 28 (0.47%) Publishing
18 25 (0.42%) Dutch Language
19 21 (0.36%) Investment Banking
20 16 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1894 (32.11%) Consultant
2 1669 (28.29%) SAP Consultant
3 880 (14.92%) Analyst
4 483 (8.19%) Project Manager
5 477 (8.09%) SAP Manager
6 459 (7.78%) Architect
7 451 (7.65%) Developer
8 385 (6.53%) Business Analyst
9 266 (4.51%) SAP Analyst
10 195 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
11 182 (3.09%) SAP Project Manager
12 177 (3.00%) SAP Business Analyst
13 148 (2.51%) SAP Developer
14 138 (2.34%) SAP Architect
15 121 (2.05%) Functional Consultant
16 119 (2.02%) SAP SD Consultant
17 117 (1.98%) Trainer
18 113 (1.92%) Data Analyst
19 103 (1.75%) SAP Functional Consultant
20 100 (1.70%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (2.64%) .NET
2 137 (2.32%) Web Services
3 126 (2.14%) XML
4 96 (1.63%) SAP Basis
5 95 (1.61%) Middleware
6 86 (1.46%) HTML
7 75 (1.27%) SAP PI
8 73 (1.24%) SOAP
9 71 (1.20%) BAPI
10 70 (1.19%) EDI
11 55 (0.93%) SAP XI
12 46 (0.78%) CSS
13 40 (0.68%) J2EE
13 40 (0.68%) ASP.NET
14 39 (0.66%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 39 (0.66%) jQuery
15 37 (0.63%) REST
16 31 (0.53%) XSD
16 31 (0.53%) SAP ALE
17 28 (0.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 349 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (4.32%) DTV
3 208 (3.53%) FMCG
4 122 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 60 (1.02%) Data Integration
5 60 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
6 53 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 49 (0.83%) Data Extraction
8 42 (0.71%) Smart Meter
9 38 (0.64%) Open Source
9 38 (0.64%) PMI
10 37 (0.63%) NHS
11 33 (0.56%) Computer Science
12 25 (0.42%) Data Conversion
12 25 (0.42%) Mainframe
12 25 (0.42%) E-Learning
12 25 (0.42%) User Experience
13 24 (0.41%) Replication
14 23 (0.39%) Visualisation
15 22 (0.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 184 (3.12%) Windows
2 149 (2.53%) UNIX
3 135 (2.29%) Linux
4 45 (0.76%) AIX
5 33 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (0.56%) Windows 7
6 23 (0.39%) zOS
7 21 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 20 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (0.32%) VMS
9 19 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.22%) Android
12 11 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.19%) CentOS
13 10 (0.17%) HPUX
14 9 (0.15%) Solaris
14 9 (0.15%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.14%) SUSE
15 8 (0.14%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 833 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
2 744 (12.61%) ERP
3 599 (10.15%) Migration
4 589 (9.98%) Project Management
5 439 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 394 (6.68%) Data Migration
7 390 (6.61%) CRM
8 352 (5.97%) Programme Management
9 325 (5.51%) Change Management
10 324 (5.49%) SAP Implementation
11 306 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 287 (4.87%) PRINCE2
13 274 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
14 273 (4.63%) Digital Marketing
15 229 (3.88%) ITIL
16 207 (3.51%) Logistics
17 191 (3.24%) ETL
18 183 (3.10%) Data Modelling
19 181 (3.07%) Business Analysis
20 173 (2.93%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 429 (7.27%) SQL
2 425 (7.20%) ABAP
3 248 (4.20%) Java
4 89 (1.51%) PL/SQL
5 79 (1.34%) VBA
6 78 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 74 (1.25%) C#
8 64 (1.08%) C
9 52 (0.88%) T-SQL
10 42 (0.71%) VB
11 41 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 36 (0.61%) Python
13 35 (0.59%) Perl
14 33 (0.56%) SAPscript
15 26 (0.44%) PHP
16 19 (0.32%) XPath
17 15 (0.25%) Ruby
18 14 (0.24%) PowerShell
18 14 (0.24%) C++
18 14 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 162 (2.75%) Degree
2 145 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 106 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 82 (1.39%) SAP Certification
5 79 (1.34%) ISEB
6 57 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 38 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 37 (0.63%) CIMA
9 35 (0.59%) PMP
10 33 (0.56%) ACCA
11 31 (0.53%) ISTQB
12 21 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 21 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 19 (0.32%) CCA
15 18 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.24%) CISA
16 14 (0.24%) CISSP
17 13 (0.22%) CCAB
18 11 (0.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (2.81%) QA
2 54 (0.92%) SLA
3 49 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.24%) GAAP
7 12 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.20%) GxP
8 11 (0.19%) MiFID
8 11 (0.19%) EMIR
9 5 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.068%) COBIT
10 4 (0.068%) P3O
10 4 (0.068%) COSO
11 3 (0.051%) GMP
11 3 (0.051%) GAMP
12 2 (0.034%) GCP
12 2 (0.034%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.034%) IAS 39
12 2 (0.034%) HL7
System Software
1 54 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 42 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.29%) VMware ESX
4 16 (0.27%) PowerHA
5 10 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.085%) XenApp
7 4 (0.068%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.068%) NFS
7 4 (0.068%) Firmware
8 3 (0.051%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.051%) vSphere
9 2 (0.034%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.034%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.034%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.034%) Kerio MailServer
9 2 (0.034%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.034%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.017%) SAP ITS
10 1 (0.017%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 97 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (0.51%) Tivoli
3 13 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 10 (0.17%) SCOM
4 10 (0.17%) Puppet
4 10 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 9 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (0.15%) SCCM
5 9 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 5 (0.085%) AppDNA
7 3 (0.051%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.051%) Ansible
7 3 (0.051%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.051%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.051%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.034%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.034%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.034%) Nagios
8 2 (0.034%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 659 (11.17%) Oracle
2 436 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 309 (5.24%) Business Objects
4 249 (4.22%) IBM
5 96 (1.63%) HP
6 84 (1.42%) VMware
7 83 (1.41%) JD Edwards
8 73 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 68 (1.15%) Adobe
10 62 (1.05%) Cognos
11 61 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
12 56 (0.95%) Informatica
13 55 (0.93%) Citrix
14 51 (0.86%) Siebel
15 46 (0.78%) Cisco
16 40 (0.68%) Red Hat
16 40 (0.68%) Primavera
17 37 (0.63%) EMC
18 36 (0.61%) Open Text
19 32 (0.54%) Ariba
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