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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 33 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing SAP 2795 3334 3119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.00% 5.91% 6.42%
As % of the Vendors category 11.00% 12.98% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1367 1605 1415
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £440
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 84
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £55.00 £47.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -15.38%

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
25415 25693 22778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.47% 45.58% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14468 14335 12108
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1091 1087 1211
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 -5 2478 £450 - 459
London -20 862 £468 -1.57% 184
South East -6 433 £425 +6.25% 90
North West +7 259 £450 - 44
West Midlands -10 194 £450 +5.88% 27
South West +5 184 £400 - 34
East of England +11 177 £500 - 28
City of London +1 134 £425 -10.52% 47
Berkshire +6 114 £425 +13.33% 21
Surrey +1 90 £425 -12.82% 16
Manchester +5 89 £463 -5.12% 26
Yorkshire -9 88 £450 +20.00% 15
Cambridgeshire +8 82 £520 -0.95% 11
East Midlands +2 75 £413 +14.18% 9
Somerset +6 69 £425 +25.92% 1
Hampshire -2 59 £450 +15.75% 18
Hertfordshire +32 58 £475 +8.57% 14
Brentford 0 53 £464 +3.05%
Midlands 0 51 £400 -2.43% 2
Scotland +23 50 £371 -29.28% 12
Cheshire 0 50 £410 -8.88% 9
North East +27 49 £500 +14.28% 4
Cambridge +5 45 £520 -0.95% 3
Reading +19 44 £425 +54.54% 6
Buckinghamshire +17 44 £295 -19.17% 9
Bristol -16 44 £350 -20.00% 10
Taunton +7 43 £413 +17.85%
West Sussex -4 40 £475 -7.31% 3
Milton Keynes +19 39 £295 -26.25% 7
Coventry -3 39 £500 +11.11% 4

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1385 (24.45%) Finance
2 756 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
3 721 (12.73%) ERP
4 643 (11.35%) Manufacturing
5 571 (10.08%) Project Management
6 544 (9.60%) Migration
7 532 (9.39%) SAP BW
8 523 (9.23%) Oracle
9 446 (7.87%) SAP FI
10 411 (7.26%) ABAP
11 395 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 381 (6.73%) Microsoft
13 373 (6.59%) CRM
14 367 (6.48%) SQL
15 350 (6.18%) Telecoms
16 348 (6.14%) SAP CO
17 345 (6.09%) Data Migration
18 342 (6.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 337 (5.95%) SAP FI/CO
20 336 (5.93%) Business Objects
20 336 (5.93%) BusinessObjects
21 324 (5.72%) Programme Management
22 321 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
23 311 (5.49%) Retail
24 303 (5.35%) Marketing
25 287 (5.07%) Change Management
25 287 (5.07%) PRINCE2
26 272 (4.80%) MS Excel
27 263 (4.64%) SAP Implementation
28 259 (4.57%) Agile Software Development

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 153 (2.70%) NetWeaver
2 141 (2.49%) SharePoint
3 64 (1.13%) WebSphere
4 46 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
5 42 (0.74%) SAP Portal
6 36 (0.64%) SAS
7 34 (0.60%) CMS
8 22 (0.39%) Apache
9 17 (0.30%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.26%) MS Exchange
11 13 (0.23%) Documentum
11 13 (0.23%) IBM Notes
12 12 (0.21%) IIS
12 12 (0.21%) MS Project Server
13 11 (0.19%) SAP EP
13 11 (0.19%) Mule
14 10 (0.18%) LiveCycle
14 10 (0.18%) Confluence
14 10 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 272 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 165 (2.91%) MS Office
3 117 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 109 (1.92%) MS Project
5 58 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.12%) SPSS
8 6 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.071%) Windchill
9 4 (0.071%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.035%) FastStats
10 2 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.018%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.018%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 446 (7.87%) SAP FI
2 348 (6.14%) SAP CO
3 342 (6.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 337 (5.95%) SAP FI/CO
5 244 (4.31%) SAP SD
6 222 (3.92%) SAP ERP
7 202 (3.57%) SAP HR
8 200 (3.53%) SAP MM
9 169 (2.98%) SAP CRM
10 164 (2.90%) SAP IS-U
11 150 (2.65%) SAP BPC
12 136 (2.40%) SAP SRM
13 126 (2.22%) SAP PP
14 119 (2.10%) SAP WM
15 112 (1.98%) SAP APO
16 82 (1.45%) SAP HCM
17 65 (1.15%) Agresso
18 63 (1.11%) SAP QM
19 62 (1.09%) SAP Payroll
20 61 (1.08%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 98 (1.73%) SuccessFactors
2 60 (1.06%) SaaS
3 25 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.25%) Office 365
5 12 (0.21%) Boomi
6 10 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.071%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.071%) Taleo
9 3 (0.053%) PaaS
10 2 (0.035%) Force.com
10 2 (0.035%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.035%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.035%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.035%) CheetahMail
10 2 (0.035%) Pure360
10 2 (0.035%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.018%) Google Checkout
11 1 (0.018%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (0.60%) Firewall
2 28 (0.49%) Internet
3 22 (0.39%) HTTP
3 22 (0.39%) SAN
4 17 (0.30%) HTTPS
5 16 (0.28%) WAN
6 15 (0.26%) Intranet
7 14 (0.25%) LAN
8 13 (0.23%) FTP
9 12 (0.21%) Network Security
9 12 (0.21%) WebEx
10 11 (0.19%) DNS
11 9 (0.16%) DMZ
11 9 (0.16%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.16%) LDAP
12 8 (0.14%) RTP
13 6 (0.11%) DHCP
13 6 (0.11%) VPN
13 6 (0.11%) SSL
13 6 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (9.39%) SAP BW
2 336 (5.93%) BusinessObjects
3 205 (3.62%) SQL Server
4 186 (3.28%) SAP BI
5 181 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
6 133 (2.35%) SAP Data Services
7 124 (2.19%) SAP HANA
8 81 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 74 (1.31%) DB2
10 72 (1.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 67 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 55 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
13 54 (0.95%) QlikView
14 48 (0.85%) Oracle Database
15 43 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 40 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
17 39 (0.69%) Relational Database
18 33 (0.58%) Data Mining
19 31 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
20 29 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 71 (1.25%) LSMW
2 26 (0.46%) JIRA
3 24 (0.42%) ERwin
4 19 (0.34%) Selenium
4 19 (0.34%) LoadRunner
5 16 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.26%) Subversion
7 13 (0.23%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (0.21%) Git (software)
9 11 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.19%) JUnit
9 11 (0.19%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.18%) Maven
11 9 (0.16%) Toad
12 7 (0.12%) Redmine
13 6 (0.11%) PowerDesigner
13 6 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.071%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.071%) TeamCity
General
1 1385 (24.45%) Finance
2 643 (11.35%) Manufacturing
3 350 (6.18%) Telecoms
4 311 (5.49%) Retail
5 303 (5.35%) Marketing
6 258 (4.56%) Electronics
7 223 (3.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 158 (2.79%) Banking
9 97 (1.71%) Automotive
10 95 (1.68%) Billing
11 94 (1.66%) General Ledger
12 75 (1.32%) Legal
13 46 (0.81%) German Language
14 32 (0.56%) French Language
15 30 (0.53%) Publishing
16 26 (0.46%) Spanish Language
17 24 (0.42%) Back Office
18 20 (0.35%) Investment Banking
19 15 (0.26%) Retail Banking
20 14 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1965 (34.69%) Consultant
2 1755 (30.99%) SAP Consultant
3 779 (13.75%) Analyst
4 554 (9.78%) SAP Manager
5 517 (9.13%) Project Manager
6 486 (8.58%) Architect
7 371 (6.55%) Developer
8 312 (5.51%) Business Analyst
9 239 (4.22%) SAP Project Manager
10 237 (4.18%) SAP Analyst
11 232 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
12 169 (2.98%) SAP Architect
13 140 (2.47%) SAP Developer
14 132 (2.33%) SAP Business Analyst
15 131 (2.31%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
15 131 (2.31%) Functional Consultant
16 122 (2.15%) SAP Functional Consultant
17 119 (2.10%) Data Analyst
18 108 (1.91%) SAP MM Consultant
19 99 (1.75%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (3.05%) Web Services
2 149 (2.63%) .NET
3 124 (2.19%) XML
4 112 (1.98%) SAP Basis
5 97 (1.71%) HTML
6 91 (1.61%) SAP PI
7 89 (1.57%) EDI
8 84 (1.48%) Middleware
9 64 (1.13%) BAPI
9 64 (1.13%) SAP XI
10 55 (0.97%) CSS
11 49 (0.87%) SOAP
12 46 (0.81%) Web Dynpro
13 45 (0.79%) J2EE
14 44 (0.78%) REST
15 40 (0.71%) SAP ALE
16 38 (0.67%) JSON
16 38 (0.67%) ASP.NET
17 35 (0.62%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 35 (0.62%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 321 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 243 (4.29%) DTV
3 228 (4.03%) FMCG
4 147 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 59 (1.04%) Data Integration
6 47 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 47 (0.83%) NHS
7 41 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 38 (0.67%) User Experience
9 37 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (0.56%) Visualisation
10 32 (0.56%) PMI
11 25 (0.44%) GIS
11 25 (0.44%) Clustering
12 24 (0.42%) Mobile App
13 22 (0.39%) Data Extraction
13 22 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 22 (0.39%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.37%) Smart Meter
15 19 (0.34%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 160 (2.82%) Windows
2 128 (2.26%) UNIX
3 109 (1.92%) Linux
4 46 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (0.65%) AIX
6 29 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (0.48%) VMS
8 24 (0.42%) Android
9 20 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.28%) Solaris
12 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.19%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.16%) HPUX
15 8 (0.14%) CentOS
16 7 (0.12%) Fedora
17 4 (0.071%) zOS
17 4 (0.071%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
2 721 (12.73%) ERP
3 571 (10.08%) Project Management
4 544 (9.60%) Migration
5 395 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 373 (6.59%) CRM
7 345 (6.09%) Data Migration
8 324 (5.72%) Programme Management
9 287 (5.07%) Change Management
9 287 (5.07%) PRINCE2
10 263 (4.64%) SAP Implementation
11 259 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
12 256 (4.52%) ITIL
13 248 (4.38%) Digital Marketing
14 244 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 231 (4.08%) Logistics
16 212 (3.74%) ETL
17 187 (3.30%) Data Modelling
18 179 (3.16%) Workflow
19 173 (3.05%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 411 (7.26%) ABAP
2 367 (6.48%) SQL
3 238 (4.20%) Java
4 80 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 63 (1.11%) C#
6 47 (0.83%) PL/SQL
7 37 (0.65%) C
7 37 (0.65%) SAPscript
8 33 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 24 (0.42%) Python
10 23 (0.41%) VB
11 21 (0.37%) VBA
11 21 (0.37%) Ruby
12 16 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 14 (0.25%) PHP
14 9 (0.16%) C++
14 9 (0.16%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.12%) R
15 7 (0.12%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 211 (3.73%) Degree
2 149 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 117 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 87 (1.54%) PMI Certification
5 80 (1.41%) ISEB
6 67 (1.18%) SAP Certification
7 63 (1.11%) PMP
8 47 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 40 (0.71%) ACCA
10 34 (0.60%) CIMA
11 29 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (0.48%) ISTQB
12 27 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 24 (0.42%) CCA
14 20 (0.35%) MBA
14 20 (0.35%) APMP
15 16 (0.28%) CISSP
16 12 (0.21%) CISA
17 11 (0.19%) DV Cleared
18 10 (0.18%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (2.38%) QA
2 68 (1.20%) SLA
3 55 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 54 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.34%) GAAP
6 18 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.26%) GxP
8 13 (0.23%) COBIT
8 13 (0.23%) ISO 9000
9 6 (0.11%) HL7
10 4 (0.071%) COSO
11 3 (0.053%) P3O
12 2 (0.035%) COREP
12 2 (0.035%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.035%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.035%) RosettaNet
12 2 (0.035%) Basel II
13 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.018%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.018%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 59 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 37 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.11%) Xen
6 5 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.053%) Firmware
9 2 (0.035%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.035%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.035%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.035%) HDFS
9 2 (0.035%) GPFS
9 2 (0.035%) Ceph
10 1 (0.018%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.018%) vSphere
10 1 (0.018%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.018%) XenApp
10 1 (0.018%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.018%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 87 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.39%) SCCM
3 17 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 13 (0.23%) Puppet
5 12 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 9 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.14%) SCOM
8 6 (0.11%) Control-M
9 5 (0.088%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.088%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.088%) Graphite
10 4 (0.071%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.053%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.035%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.035%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.035%) MIIS
12 2 (0.035%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.035%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.018%) WSUS
13 1 (0.018%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 523 (9.23%) Oracle
2 381 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 336 (5.93%) Business Objects
4 122 (2.15%) IBM
5 110 (1.94%) HP
6 76 (1.34%) Ariba
7 75 (1.32%) JD Edwards
8 70 (1.24%) VMware
9 53 (0.94%) Informatica
10 46 (0.81%) Adobe
11 44 (0.78%) Citrix
12 43 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
13 42 (0.74%) Cognos
14 40 (0.71%) OpenText
15 38 (0.67%) hybris
16 37 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
17 36 (0.64%) Tableau
18 35 (0.62%) Sybase
19 32 (0.56%) TIBCO
20 31 (0.55%) Cisco
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