The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 29 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing SAP 3134 3030 3376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.73% 5.93% 5.84%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 12.60% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1448 1332 1340
Average daily rate
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£428 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £428
% change year-on-year
- -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -33.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £57.50 £53.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25064 24043 26887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.81% 47.03% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 13049 13618
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1077 1193 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -3 2819 £428 -5.00% 610
London +2 1246 £450 -5.26% 202
South East -6 436 £400 -7.78% 112
West Midlands 0 242 £450 +16.12% 53
North West +2 202 £413 -2.94% 53
South West +40 184 £375 -6.25% 73
City of London -12 159 £425 -10.52% 54
East of England -6 130 £450 - 28
Berkshire +27 97 £410 -8.88% 32
Surrey -1 96 £388 -8.82% 27
Manchester -3 78 £350 -22.22% 27
East Midlands -8 74 £450 +1.12% 22
Somerset +14 71 £400 +6.66% 23
Yorkshire +5 70 £448 +4.37% 28
Coventry +2 67 £500 +5.26% 7
Buckinghamshire +17 58 £350 -19.54% 13
Cambridgeshire -5 57 £521 +15.83% 12
Bristol +13 50 £350 -17.64% 13
Cheshire 0 49 £393 -4.84% 9
Hampshire 0 48 £388 -8.82% 22
Scotland -16 46 £450 +9.09% 17
West Yorkshire -3 43 £425 -10.52% 11
Milton Keynes +9 40 £350 -19.54% 6
Middlesex -1 40 £438 -8.28% 3
Taunton +3 39 £450 +12.85% 6
Birmingham -18 39 £460 +29.57% 16
Leeds -13 34 £429 -13.16% 7
Bedfordshire -6 33 £355 -11.25% 6
North East -3 32 £450 +38.46% 13
Oxfordshire +4 31 £450 +5.88% 3

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (22.87%) Finance
2 798 (12.67%) ERP
3 776 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
4 677 (10.75%) Oracle
5 669 (10.62%) Project Management
6 636 (10.10%) Manufacturing
7 613 (9.73%) Migration
8 491 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 477 (7.58%) Microsoft
10 474 (7.53%) SAP FI
11 457 (7.26%) SAP BW
12 443 (7.04%) CRM
13 442 (7.02%) SQL
14 440 (6.99%) Data Migration
15 439 (6.97%) ABAP
16 420 (6.67%) SAP CO
17 398 (6.32%) SAP Implementation
18 386 (6.13%) SAP FI/CO
19 379 (6.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
20 365 (5.80%) Marketing
21 346 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
21 346 (5.49%) Telecoms
22 345 (5.48%) Programme Management
23 338 (5.37%) PRINCE2
24 331 (5.26%) MS Excel
25 328 (5.21%) SAP SD
26 321 (5.10%) Change Management
27 307 (4.88%) Retail
28 293 (4.65%) Java
29 264 (4.19%) Business Objects

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 148 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 104 (1.65%) NetWeaver
3 98 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 52 (0.83%) SAS
5 40 (0.64%) SAP Portal
6 24 (0.38%) Apache
7 23 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (0.37%) MS Project Server
8 22 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 21 (0.33%) IIS
10 17 (0.27%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 14 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
12 13 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (0.21%) IBM Notes
13 12 (0.19%) Documentum
13 12 (0.19%) AquaLogic
13 12 (0.19%) CMS
14 10 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 331 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 210 (3.33%) MS Office
3 144 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 118 (1.87%) MS Project
5 92 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 9 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.064%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.048%) ProjectWise
10 3 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.048%) SPSS
11 2 (0.032%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.032%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.016%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.016%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.016%) InDesign
12 1 (0.016%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 474 (7.53%) SAP FI
2 420 (6.67%) SAP CO
3 386 (6.13%) SAP FI/CO
4 379 (6.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 328 (5.21%) SAP SD
6 246 (3.91%) SAP HR
7 233 (3.70%) SAP MM
8 215 (3.41%) SAP SRM
9 182 (2.89%) SAP CRM
10 169 (2.68%) SAP ERP
11 133 (2.11%) SAP IS-U
12 119 (1.89%) SAP APO
13 117 (1.86%) SAP PP
13 117 (1.86%) SAP PM
14 116 (1.84%) SAP BPC
15 105 (1.67%) SAP HCM
16 92 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
17 84 (1.33%) SAP WM
18 70 (1.11%) SAP QM
19 68 (1.08%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 74 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
2 56 (0.89%) SaaS
3 17 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.19%) Office 365
6 9 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.11%) Force.com
7 7 (0.11%) IaaS
8 5 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.079%) PaaS
9 4 (0.064%) Taleo
10 2 (0.032%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.016%) CheetahMail
11 1 (0.016%) Pure360
11 1 (0.016%) Trello
11 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 38 (0.60%) HTTP
2 33 (0.52%) Firewall
3 22 (0.35%) Internet
4 19 (0.30%) LAN
5 18 (0.29%) WAN
6 17 (0.27%) Intranet
6 17 (0.27%) TCP/IP
6 17 (0.27%) DNS
7 16 (0.25%) LDAP
8 14 (0.22%) DHCP
9 11 (0.17%) FTP
9 11 (0.17%) SAN
9 11 (0.17%) Wireless
10 9 (0.14%) RTP
11 8 (0.13%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.11%) VPN
12 7 (0.11%) VoIP
12 7 (0.11%) MPLS
12 7 (0.11%) VLAN
13 6 (0.095%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (7.26%) SAP BW
2 264 (4.19%) BusinessObjects
3 211 (3.35%) SQL Server
4 195 (3.10%) SAP BI
5 166 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
6 115 (1.83%) SAP Data Services
7 90 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 74 (1.18%) SAP HANA
9 68 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 66 (1.05%) Relational Database
11 61 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 57 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
13 49 (0.78%) DB2
14 47 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 45 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
16 38 (0.60%) QlikView
16 38 (0.60%) MS Access
17 37 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
18 32 (0.51%) DataStage
19 30 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 110 (1.75%) LSMW
2 26 (0.41%) JIRA
3 24 (0.38%) Selenium
3 24 (0.38%) LoadRunner
4 23 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
6 16 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 15 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 13 (0.21%) JUnit
10 12 (0.19%) Subversion
10 12 (0.19%) Maven
11 11 (0.17%) Visual Studio
12 10 (0.16%) Ant
13 8 (0.13%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.095%) Jenkins
14 6 (0.095%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.095%) ERwin
14 6 (0.095%) Toad
15 5 (0.079%) TestDirector
General
1 1440 (22.87%) Finance
2 636 (10.10%) Manufacturing
3 365 (5.80%) Marketing
4 346 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 307 (4.88%) Retail
6 244 (3.87%) Electronics
7 227 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 175 (2.78%) Billing
9 144 (2.29%) Banking
10 101 (1.60%) Automotive
11 93 (1.48%) German Language
12 71 (1.13%) Legal
13 64 (1.02%) General Ledger
14 41 (0.65%) Back Office
15 40 (0.64%) French Language
16 32 (0.51%) Dutch Language
17 26 (0.41%) Front Office
18 18 (0.29%) Advertising
18 18 (0.29%) Publishing
19 15 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1936 (30.74%) Consultant
2 1714 (27.22%) SAP Consultant
3 918 (14.58%) Analyst
4 582 (9.24%) SAP Manager
5 575 (9.13%) Project Manager
6 474 (7.53%) Developer
7 461 (7.32%) Architect
8 381 (6.05%) Business Analyst
9 294 (4.67%) SAP Analyst
10 233 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
11 209 (3.32%) SAP Project Manager
12 161 (2.56%) SAP Business Analyst
13 158 (2.51%) SAP Architect
14 149 (2.37%) SAP Developer
15 143 (2.27%) Data Analyst
16 137 (2.18%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
17 133 (2.11%) Functional Consultant
18 126 (2.00%) Trainer
19 121 (1.92%) SAP SD Consultant
20 115 (1.83%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (3.33%) .NET
2 140 (2.22%) Web Services
3 124 (1.97%) XML
4 105 (1.67%) SAP Basis
5 93 (1.48%) SOAP
6 92 (1.46%) HTML
7 91 (1.45%) SAP PI
8 84 (1.33%) Middleware
9 77 (1.22%) EDI
10 75 (1.19%) BAPI
11 61 (0.97%) CSS
12 57 (0.91%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 44 (0.70%) J2EE
14 43 (0.68%) SAP ALE
14 43 (0.68%) REST
15 41 (0.65%) Web Dynpro
16 40 (0.64%) SAP XI
17 39 (0.62%) ASP.NET
17 39 (0.62%) jQuery
18 36 (0.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 241 (3.83%) FMCG
2 239 (3.80%) DTV
3 111 (1.76%) Management Information System
4 73 (1.16%) Data Integration
5 52 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (0.68%) NHS
7 39 (0.62%) GIS
8 36 (0.57%) Open Source
9 31 (0.49%) PMI
10 28 (0.44%) Data Conversion
11 27 (0.43%) Smart Meter
12 25 (0.40%) SWIFT
13 24 (0.38%) Visualisation
13 24 (0.38%) Mobile App
14 23 (0.37%) Computer Science
15 22 (0.35%) Mathematics
15 22 (0.35%) Data Extraction
16 21 (0.33%) Mainframe
16 21 (0.33%) E-Learning
17 20 (0.32%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 166 (2.64%) Windows
2 116 (1.84%) UNIX
3 115 (1.83%) Linux
4 54 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 40 (0.64%) AIX
6 30 (0.48%) VMS
7 27 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 22 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (0.27%) Solaris
11 13 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 11 (0.17%) CentOS
12 11 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.16%) Android
13 10 (0.16%) zOS
14 9 (0.14%) HPUX
14 9 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (0.13%) SUSE
16 5 (0.079%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 798 (12.67%) ERP
2 776 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
3 669 (10.62%) Project Management
4 613 (9.73%) Migration
5 491 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 443 (7.04%) CRM
7 440 (6.99%) Data Migration
8 398 (6.32%) SAP Implementation
9 346 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 345 (5.48%) Programme Management
11 338 (5.37%) PRINCE2
12 321 (5.10%) Change Management
13 257 (4.08%) ITIL
14 252 (4.00%) Logistics
15 251 (3.99%) Digital Marketing
16 216 (3.43%) Business Analysis
17 202 (3.21%) Procure-to-pay
18 199 (3.16%) Test Scripting
19 175 (2.78%) Data Management
20 171 (2.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 442 (7.02%) SQL
2 439 (6.97%) ABAP
3 293 (4.65%) Java
4 104 (1.65%) JavaScript
5 84 (1.33%) PL/SQL
6 66 (1.05%) VBA
7 63 (1.00%) C#
8 54 (0.86%) C
9 51 (0.81%) PHP
10 46 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 35 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 32 (0.51%) Perl
13 28 (0.44%) Python
14 27 (0.43%) VB
15 21 (0.33%) SAPscript
16 19 (0.30%) VBScript
17 15 (0.24%) C++
18 13 (0.21%) XPath
19 11 (0.17%) Ruby
19 11 (0.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 197 (3.13%) Degree
2 156 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 131 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 116 (1.84%) ISEB
5 77 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 59 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 54 (0.86%) PMI Certification
8 46 (0.73%) SAP Certification
9 38 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 37 (0.59%) PMP
11 31 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 30 (0.48%) CIMA
13 27 (0.43%) CCA
13 27 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 23 (0.37%) ACCA
15 21 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (0.32%) CISSP
17 15 (0.24%) CISM
18 14 (0.22%) CISA
19 10 (0.16%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (2.54%) QA
2 65 (1.03%) SLA
3 59 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.16%) RosettaNet
6 10 (0.16%) MiFID
6 10 (0.16%) EMIR
7 9 (0.14%) GxP
8 7 (0.11%) GAAP
9 5 (0.079%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.064%) GMP
10 4 (0.064%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.048%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.048%) P3O
11 3 (0.048%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.032%) FINREP
12 2 (0.032%) GAMP
12 2 (0.032%) GCP
12 2 (0.032%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 58 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.19%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.095%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.095%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.095%) XenApp
7 5 (0.079%) vSphere
8 3 (0.048%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.048%) RACF
8 3 (0.048%) Cronacle
9 2 (0.032%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.032%) NFS
10 1 (0.016%) ACF2
10 1 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.016%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.016%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.016%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.016%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 104 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (0.46%) Tivoli
3 10 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 10 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (0.11%) AppDNA
4 7 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.095%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (0.095%) ServiceCenter
6 5 (0.079%) SCCM
6 5 (0.079%) Puppet
6 5 (0.079%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.079%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.064%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.064%) SCOM
8 3 (0.048%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.048%) SAP Afaria
8 3 (0.048%) Ansible
9 2 (0.032%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.032%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.032%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 677 (10.75%) Oracle
2 477 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 264 (4.19%) Business Objects
4 218 (3.46%) IBM
5 131 (2.08%) JD Edwards
6 109 (1.73%) HP
7 79 (1.25%) Cognos
8 77 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
9 65 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
10 59 (0.94%) Adobe
11 57 (0.91%) Citrix
12 56 (0.89%) VMware
13 54 (0.86%) Siebel
14 45 (0.71%) JDA
15 41 (0.65%) Red Hat
16 38 (0.60%) Informatica
17 36 (0.57%) Open Text
18 30 (0.48%) Cisco
19 27 (0.43%) Hyperion
20 26 (0.41%) Ariba
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