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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 28 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing SAP 3033 2932 3364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.76% 5.85% 5.88%
As % of the Vendors category 12.64% 12.34% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1446 1282 1293
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 50 42
Average hourly rate £22.75 £21.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.81% -21.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.48 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £60.25 £52.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.36%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23993 23758 26687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.54% 47.39% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13413 12775 13419
Average daily rate £380 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +2.64%
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 1060 1245 1358
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%

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 11 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 11 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 11 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 0 2737 £425 -5.55% 507
London 0 1179 £450 - 187
South East -7 446 £388 -10.91% 97
West Midlands +4 272 £450 +7.14% 36
South West +33 188 £375 -6.25% 43
North West -4 180 £390 -8.23% 40
City of London -15 157 £421 -6.38% 53
East of England +6 128 £450 +4.65% 33
Berkshire +20 105 £390 -17.89% 24
Surrey +4 93 £413 -9.58% 22
Manchester +12 83 £380 -20.10% 18
Somerset +12 78 £388 +3.33% 7
Coventry +1 77 £500 -9.09% 5
East Midlands -16 67 £388 -13.88% 29
Brentford 0 62 £438 -12.54% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 60 £350 -19.54% 8
Taunton +11 57 £400 +0.31% 3
Yorkshire +2 56 £425 - 16
Cambridgeshire -2 54 £525 +20.68% 9
Birmingham -8 52 £443 +22.91% 13
Bristol +16 48 £350 -15.15% 11
Hampshire -15 43 £390 -8.23% 9
Milton Keynes +7 40 £350 -19.54% 2
Cheshire -16 40 £363 -14.70% 7
Bedfordshire +2 39 £400 - 10
Middlesex -1 39 £433 -9.13% 5
Scotland -5 37 £450 +9.09% 11
Oxfordshire +7 33 £375 -11.76% 11
West Yorkshire -13 31 £425 -5.55% 9
North East +1 28 £413 +28.90% 5

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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 1405 (22.00%) Finance
2 795 (12.45%) ERP
3 758 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
4 666 (10.43%) Project Management
5 653 (10.22%) Oracle
6 627 (9.82%) Migration
7 594 (9.30%) Manufacturing
8 525 (8.22%) SAP FI
9 483 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 482 (7.55%) CRM
11 470 (7.36%) Microsoft
12 462 (7.23%) Data Migration
13 457 (7.16%) SAP CO
14 456 (7.14%) SAP BW
15 441 (6.90%) ABAP
16 437 (6.84%) SQL
17 427 (6.69%) SAP FI/CO
18 414 (6.48%) SAP Implementation
19 369 (5.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
20 343 (5.37%) SAP SD
21 341 (5.34%) PRINCE2
21 341 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
22 337 (5.28%) Marketing
23 326 (5.10%) MS Excel
24 325 (5.09%) Telecoms
25 310 (4.85%) Programme Management
26 300 (4.70%) Change Management
27 293 (4.59%) Java
28 279 (4.37%) Retail
29 272 (4.26%) Business Objects

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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
1 157 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 108 (1.69%) NetWeaver
3 86 (1.35%) WebSphere
4 54 (0.85%) SAS
5 42 (0.66%) SAP Portal
6 27 (0.42%) Apache
7 22 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 21 (0.33%) IIS
9 20 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.25%) PowerExchange
12 15 (0.23%) CMS
13 14 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (0.20%) MS Exchange
14 13 (0.20%) IBM Notes
15 12 (0.19%) Documentum
15 12 (0.19%) AquaLogic
16 11 (0.17%) MS Project Server
16 11 (0.17%) SAP EP
Applications
1 326 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 214 (3.35%) MS Office
3 141 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 117 (1.83%) MS Project
5 80 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.094%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.047%) ProjectWise
9 3 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.047%) SPSS
9 3 (0.047%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.031%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.031%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.016%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.016%) InDesign
11 1 (0.016%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 525 (8.22%) SAP FI
2 457 (7.16%) SAP CO
3 427 (6.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 369 (5.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 343 (5.37%) SAP SD
6 253 (3.96%) SAP HR
7 241 (3.77%) SAP MM
8 223 (3.49%) SAP SRM
9 199 (3.12%) SAP CRM
10 163 (2.55%) SAP ERP
11 150 (2.35%) SAP IS-U
12 139 (2.18%) SAP APO
13 120 (1.88%) SAP PP
14 117 (1.83%) SAP BPC
15 106 (1.66%) SAP PM
16 101 (1.58%) SAP HCM
17 93 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
18 87 (1.36%) SAP WM
19 79 (1.24%) SAP QM
20 62 (0.97%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 61 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
2 41 (0.64%) SaaS
3 16 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.13%) Office 365
5 7 (0.11%) Force.com
6 5 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.078%) Taleo
6 5 (0.078%) PaaS
6 5 (0.078%) IaaS
7 3 (0.047%) Engine Yard
8 2 (0.031%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.016%) CheetahMail
9 1 (0.016%) Pure360
9 1 (0.016%) Trello
9 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 35 (0.55%) HTTP
2 29 (0.45%) Firewall
3 21 (0.33%) Internet
4 18 (0.28%) LAN
5 17 (0.27%) WAN
5 17 (0.27%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.25%) DNS
6 16 (0.25%) Intranet
6 16 (0.25%) LDAP
7 15 (0.23%) 4G
8 14 (0.22%) RTP
9 13 (0.20%) SAN
10 12 (0.19%) DHCP
11 10 (0.16%) FTP
11 10 (0.16%) Wireless
12 9 (0.14%) VLAN
13 8 (0.13%) VoIP
13 8 (0.13%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 456 (7.14%) SAP BW
2 272 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
3 218 (3.41%) SQL Server
4 207 (3.24%) SAP BI
5 169 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
6 107 (1.68%) SAP Data Services
7 99 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 80 (1.25%) SAP HANA
9 59 (0.92%) Relational Database
10 57 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 56 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 55 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
13 45 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 40 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 39 (0.61%) QlikView
15 39 (0.61%) MS Access
16 36 (0.56%) DB2
17 35 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
18 32 (0.50%) DataStage
18 32 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 123 (1.93%) LSMW
2 27 (0.42%) JIRA
2 27 (0.42%) Selenium
3 23 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (0.36%) LoadRunner
4 16 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
5 14 (0.22%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.22%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.19%) JUnit
6 12 (0.19%) Toad
7 10 (0.16%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.16%) Maven
8 9 (0.14%) Subversion
9 8 (0.13%) TestDirector
9 8 (0.13%) WebDriver
9 8 (0.13%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.094%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.094%) Ant
10 6 (0.094%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1405 (22.00%) Finance
2 594 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 337 (5.28%) Marketing
4 325 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 279 (4.37%) Retail
6 236 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 211 (3.30%) Electronics
8 192 (3.01%) Billing
9 143 (2.24%) Banking
10 112 (1.75%) Automotive
11 93 (1.46%) German Language
12 68 (1.06%) Legal
13 66 (1.03%) General Ledger
14 46 (0.72%) French Language
15 40 (0.63%) Dutch Language
16 35 (0.55%) Back Office
17 24 (0.38%) Front Office
18 23 (0.36%) Publishing
19 15 (0.23%) Advertising
20 14 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2031 (31.80%) Consultant
2 1790 (28.03%) SAP Consultant
3 908 (14.22%) Analyst
4 586 (9.17%) SAP Manager
5 579 (9.07%) Project Manager
6 482 (7.55%) Architect
7 450 (7.05%) Developer
8 357 (5.59%) Business Analyst
9 303 (4.74%) SAP Analyst
10 233 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
11 213 (3.33%) SAP Project Manager
12 174 (2.72%) SAP Architect
13 159 (2.49%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
14 158 (2.47%) SAP Developer
15 155 (2.43%) SAP Business Analyst
16 148 (2.32%) Data Analyst
17 131 (2.05%) Functional Consultant
18 127 (1.99%) SAP SD Consultant
19 120 (1.88%) SAP MM Consultant
20 116 (1.82%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (3.30%) .NET
2 130 (2.04%) Web Services
3 118 (1.85%) XML
4 106 (1.66%) SAP PI
5 102 (1.60%) SAP Basis
6 92 (1.44%) HTML
7 91 (1.42%) SOAP
8 85 (1.33%) Middleware
9 76 (1.19%) BAPI
10 73 (1.14%) EDI
11 59 (0.92%) CSS
12 54 (0.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 44 (0.69%) SAP XI
13 44 (0.69%) Web Dynpro
14 42 (0.66%) REST
15 41 (0.64%) SAP ALE
15 41 (0.64%) J2EE
16 37 (0.58%) jQuery
17 35 (0.55%) HTML5
18 32 (0.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 247 (3.87%) FMCG
2 206 (3.23%) DTV
3 110 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 74 (1.16%) Data Integration
5 45 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (0.66%) GIS
7 41 (0.64%) Data Conversion
8 39 (0.61%) NHS
9 36 (0.56%) PMI
10 34 (0.53%) Open Source
11 23 (0.36%) SWIFT
12 22 (0.34%) Mobile App
12 22 (0.34%) Smart Meter
12 22 (0.34%) Data Extraction
12 22 (0.34%) Mathematics
13 21 (0.33%) Mainframe
13 21 (0.33%) E-Learning
14 19 (0.30%) AS400
14 19 (0.30%) Computer Science
14 19 (0.30%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 167 (2.61%) Windows
2 130 (2.04%) UNIX
3 117 (1.83%) Linux
4 62 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 43 (0.67%) AIX
6 35 (0.55%) VMS
7 27 (0.42%) Windows 7
8 26 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (0.31%) Solaris
11 18 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.19%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.17%) CentOS
14 10 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.14%) Android
15 9 (0.14%) HPUX
15 9 (0.14%) SUSE
15 9 (0.14%) zOS
16 5 (0.078%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 795 (12.45%) ERP
2 758 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
3 666 (10.43%) Project Management
4 627 (9.82%) Migration
5 483 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 482 (7.55%) CRM
7 462 (7.23%) Data Migration
8 414 (6.48%) SAP Implementation
9 341 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 341 (5.34%) PRINCE2
10 310 (4.85%) Programme Management
11 300 (4.70%) Change Management
12 262 (4.10%) Logistics
13 259 (4.06%) ITIL
14 216 (3.38%) Procure-to-pay
15 215 (3.37%) Digital Marketing
16 205 (3.21%) Business Analysis
17 197 (3.08%) Test Scripting
18 179 (2.80%) Validation
19 173 (2.71%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 441 (6.90%) ABAP
2 437 (6.84%) SQL
3 293 (4.59%) Java
4 99 (1.55%) JavaScript
5 71 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 62 (0.97%) PHP
7 57 (0.89%) VBA
8 53 (0.83%) C
9 50 (0.78%) C#
10 47 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 29 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 24 (0.38%) VB
13 23 (0.36%) Perl
14 20 (0.31%) SAPscript
15 19 (0.30%) VBScript
16 17 (0.27%) Python
17 12 (0.19%) C++
17 12 (0.19%) XPath
18 11 (0.17%) Ruby
18 11 (0.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 198 (3.10%) Degree
2 156 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 130 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 119 (1.86%) ISEB
5 81 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 64 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 60 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 55 (0.86%) SAP Certification
9 40 (0.63%) PMP
10 38 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 34 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 28 (0.44%) CIMA
13 26 (0.41%) CCA
14 23 (0.36%) CISSP
15 21 (0.33%) ACCA
16 20 (0.31%) CISM
17 18 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (0.22%) CISA
19 12 (0.19%) HND
20 8 (0.13%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (2.58%) QA
2 65 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 61 (0.96%) SLA
4 51 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.19%) GxP
7 11 (0.17%) MiFID
7 11 (0.17%) EMIR
8 10 (0.16%) RosettaNet
9 6 (0.094%) GAAP
10 5 (0.078%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (0.063%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.063%) P3O
12 3 (0.047%) Basel III
12 3 (0.047%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.047%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.047%) FINREP
12 3 (0.047%) GMP
12 3 (0.047%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.047%) COBIT
System Software
1 54 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.23%) VMware ESX
4 13 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (0.13%) PowerHA
6 8 (0.13%) XenApp
7 7 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.078%) vSphere
9 3 (0.047%) RACF
9 3 (0.047%) Cronacle
10 2 (0.031%) NFS
10 2 (0.031%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.031%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.016%) Squid
11 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.016%) Samba
11 1 (0.016%) Xen
11 1 (0.016%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 108 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (0.42%) Tivoli
3 9 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (0.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 6 (0.094%) ServiceCenter
5 6 (0.094%) AppDNA
6 5 (0.078%) SCCM
6 5 (0.078%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.078%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.063%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.063%) SCOM
7 4 (0.063%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.063%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.047%) SAP Afaria
8 3 (0.047%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.031%) Nagios
9 2 (0.031%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (0.031%) Puppet
9 2 (0.031%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.031%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 653 (10.22%) Oracle
2 470 (7.36%) Microsoft
3 272 (4.26%) Business Objects
4 208 (3.26%) IBM
5 142 (2.22%) JD Edwards
6 112 (1.75%) HP
7 90 (1.41%) Cognos
8 76 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
9 74 (1.16%) Informatica
10 64 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
11 56 (0.88%) VMware
12 53 (0.83%) Siebel
13 50 (0.78%) Adobe
14 44 (0.69%) Citrix
15 37 (0.58%) JDA
15 37 (0.58%) Open Text
16 35 (0.55%) Red Hat
17 32 (0.50%) Hyperion
18 30 (0.47%) Ariba
19 27 (0.42%) EMC
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