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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 33 29 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing SAP 2665 3057 2915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.84% 5.64% 6.16%
As % of the Vendors category 10.78% 12.57% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1498 1316
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £428
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 65
Average hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £55.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.66%

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
24719 24319 22176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 44.88% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14380 13814 11818
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1081 1194
Average hourly rate £18.46 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -8 2359 £450 +5.88% 495
London -13 888 £478 +6.11% 180
South East -5 397 £425 +6.25% 70
North West +10 251 £425 +9.67% 56
East of England +1 168 £400 -15.78% 24
West Midlands -19 154 £469 +17.18% 33
South West -9 148 £395 +7.11% 37
City of London -1 137 £450 +4.34% 40
Berkshire +1 104 £428 +31.53% 19
Manchester +3 93 £443 +26.42% 27
East Midlands +12 92 £451 +28.99% 20
Scotland +37 70 £425 -22.72% 22
Hampshire +22 69 £450 +12.50% 6
Surrey -7 68 £400 -16.88% 19
Cheshire +15 61 £403 +0.75% 9
Hertfordshire +20 60 £381 -15.44% 15
Brentford 0 58 £488 +9.85% 6
Yorkshire -35 54 £417 +20.86% 25
Cambridgeshire -4 53 £470 -10.47% 7
Midlands +1 42 £506 +26.56% 6
North East +1 38 £500 +11.11% 8
Middlesex +1 38 £396 -6.54%
Bristol -9 37 £375 -3.84% 17
West Sussex +3 36 £495 +266.66% 2
Cambridge +2 35 £475 -9.52% 5
Somerset -4 35 £388 +28.09% 3
Reading +13 34 £438 +34.61% 8
Birmingham -23 34 £456 +23.31% 18
Buckinghamshire -18 30 £375 +0.67% 8
Nottinghamshire +7 29 £485 +29.33% 4

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1408 (25.06%) Finance
2 759 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
3 714 (12.71%) ERP
4 657 (11.69%) Manufacturing
5 550 (9.79%) Project Management
6 524 (9.33%) SAP BW
7 519 (9.24%) Migration
8 490 (8.72%) Oracle
9 410 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 408 (7.26%) SAP FI
11 406 (7.23%) CRM
12 405 (7.21%) Microsoft
13 368 (6.55%) ABAP
14 366 (6.51%) SQL
15 363 (6.46%) Telecoms
16 337 (6.00%) Programme Management
17 335 (5.96%) Data Migration
18 328 (5.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 323 (5.75%) SAP CO
20 322 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
21 313 (5.57%) SAP FI/CO
21 313 (5.57%) Business Objects
21 313 (5.57%) BusinessObjects
22 311 (5.53%) Marketing
23 302 (5.37%) Retail
24 290 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
24 290 (5.16%) PRINCE2
25 289 (5.14%) MS Excel
26 287 (5.11%) Change Management
27 278 (4.95%) SAP Implementation

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 164 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 144 (2.56%) NetWeaver
3 64 (1.14%) WebSphere
4 55 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
5 36 (0.64%) SAS
5 36 (0.64%) SAP Portal
6 29 (0.52%) CMS
7 20 (0.36%) Apache
8 18 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 15 (0.27%) Mule
10 15 (0.27%) Confluence
10 15 (0.27%) Documentum
10 15 (0.27%) MS Exchange
11 14 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
12 13 (0.23%) MS Project Server
13 11 (0.20%) SAP EP
13 11 (0.20%) IIS
14 10 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 289 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 177 (3.15%) MS Office
3 109 (1.94%) MS Project
4 106 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 70 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.12%) SPSS
8 5 (0.089%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.089%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.089%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.036%) Windchill
9 2 (0.036%) FastStats
9 2 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.036%) HipChat
10 1 (0.018%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.018%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.018%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.018%) GIMP
10 1 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 408 (7.26%) SAP FI
2 328 (5.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 323 (5.75%) SAP CO
4 313 (5.57%) SAP FI/CO
5 222 (3.95%) SAP SD
6 198 (3.52%) SAP ERP
7 190 (3.38%) SAP MM
8 181 (3.22%) SAP CRM
9 167 (2.97%) SAP HR
10 140 (2.49%) SAP IS-U
11 138 (2.46%) SAP SRM
12 127 (2.26%) SAP BPC
13 125 (2.22%) SAP WM
14 112 (1.99%) SAP APO
15 106 (1.89%) SAP PP
16 74 (1.32%) SAP SCM
17 65 (1.16%) SAP HCM
18 61 (1.09%) SAP PM
19 56 (1.00%) SAP EWM
20 51 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 100 (1.78%) SuccessFactors
2 53 (0.94%) SaaS
3 34 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.30%) Office 365
5 12 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.14%) Taleo
7 8 (0.14%) Boomi
8 7 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.12%) PaaS
9 5 (0.089%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.053%) IaaS
11 2 (0.036%) SmartFocus
11 2 (0.036%) CheetahMail
11 2 (0.036%) Pure360
11 2 (0.036%) Google Checkout
11 2 (0.036%) Yammer
12 1 (0.018%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.018%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.018%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (0.77%) SAN
2 35 (0.62%) Firewall
3 26 (0.46%) Internet
4 23 (0.41%) HTTP
5 19 (0.34%) Intranet
6 17 (0.30%) HTTPS
7 16 (0.28%) WAN
8 15 (0.27%) LAN
9 14 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 14 (0.25%) Network Security
10 12 (0.21%) DNS
10 12 (0.21%) FTP
11 9 (0.16%) DMZ
12 8 (0.14%) NAS
13 6 (0.11%) VPN
13 6 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.089%) RFID
14 5 (0.089%) Wireless
15 4 (0.071%) DHCP
15 4 (0.071%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 524 (9.33%) SAP BW
2 313 (5.57%) BusinessObjects
3 199 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 199 (3.54%) SAP BI
4 166 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
5 141 (2.51%) SAP Data Services
6 134 (2.38%) SAP HANA
7 68 (1.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 67 (1.19%) DB2
9 61 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 56 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 53 (0.94%) QlikView
12 52 (0.93%) Oracle Database
13 51 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
13 51 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 42 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
15 35 (0.62%) Relational Database
16 31 (0.55%) Data Mining
17 30 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 27 (0.48%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 67 (1.19%) LSMW
2 27 (0.48%) JIRA
3 22 (0.39%) LoadRunner
4 21 (0.37%) ERwin
5 18 (0.32%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.27%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.25%) Subversion
7 14 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.25%) Selenium
7 14 (0.25%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (0.20%) Toad
10 10 (0.18%) Maven
11 8 (0.14%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.12%) JUnit
13 6 (0.11%) PowerDesigner
14 5 (0.089%) Talend Open Studio
14 5 (0.089%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.071%) Ant
15 4 (0.071%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1408 (25.06%) Finance
2 657 (11.69%) Manufacturing
3 363 (6.46%) Telecoms
4 311 (5.53%) Marketing
5 302 (5.37%) Retail
6 275 (4.89%) Electronics
7 236 (4.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 167 (2.97%) Banking
9 93 (1.66%) Automotive
10 91 (1.62%) Billing
11 78 (1.39%) General Ledger
12 70 (1.25%) Legal
13 43 (0.77%) German Language
14 28 (0.50%) Spanish Language
15 25 (0.44%) French Language
16 23 (0.41%) Investment Banking
17 20 (0.36%) Back Office
18 18 (0.32%) Publishing
19 13 (0.23%) Dutch Language
19 13 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 1825 (32.48%) Consultant
2 1628 (28.97%) SAP Consultant
3 789 (14.04%) Analyst
4 537 (9.56%) SAP Manager
5 502 (8.93%) Project Manager
6 480 (8.54%) Architect
7 405 (7.21%) Developer
8 321 (5.71%) Business Analyst
9 243 (4.32%) SAP Analyst
10 223 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
11 220 (3.92%) SAP Project Manager
12 180 (3.20%) SAP Architect
13 159 (2.83%) SAP Developer
14 131 (2.33%) SAP Business Analyst
15 120 (2.14%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
16 117 (2.08%) Functional Consultant
17 112 (1.99%) Data Analyst
18 108 (1.92%) Test Manager
19 107 (1.90%) SAP Functional Consultant
20 104 (1.85%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (3.15%) Web Services
2 133 (2.37%) .NET
3 121 (2.15%) XML
4 114 (2.03%) SAP Basis
5 94 (1.67%) HTML
6 93 (1.66%) SAP PI
7 75 (1.33%) EDI
7 75 (1.33%) Middleware
8 55 (0.98%) CSS
9 54 (0.96%) Web Dynpro
9 54 (0.96%) BAPI
9 54 (0.96%) SAP XI
10 47 (0.84%) SOAP
11 45 (0.80%) J2EE
12 41 (0.73%) REST
13 37 (0.66%) SAP ALE
14 36 (0.64%) ASP.NET
14 36 (0.64%) HTML5
15 34 (0.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 32 (0.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 322 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 256 (4.56%) DTV
3 196 (3.49%) FMCG
4 135 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 62 (1.10%) NHS
6 48 (0.85%) Data Integration
7 47 (0.84%) User Experience
8 46 (0.82%) Data Centre
9 45 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 45 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 33 (0.59%) Smart Meter
11 31 (0.55%) PMI
12 30 (0.53%) Visualisation
13 28 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (0.46%) Mobile App
15 25 (0.44%) Clustering
16 22 (0.39%) GIS
17 21 (0.37%) Statistics
18 20 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 19 (0.34%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 169 (3.01%) Windows
2 139 (2.47%) UNIX
3 104 (1.85%) Linux
4 61 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (0.85%) AIX
6 37 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 28 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (0.48%) Android
9 26 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 24 (0.43%) VMS
11 20 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.30%) Solaris
13 13 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.11%) zOS
15 6 (0.11%) HPUX
15 6 (0.11%) Fedora
15 6 (0.11%) CentOS
16 4 (0.071%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 759 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
2 714 (12.71%) ERP
3 550 (9.79%) Project Management
4 519 (9.24%) Migration
5 410 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 406 (7.23%) CRM
7 337 (6.00%) Programme Management
8 335 (5.96%) Data Migration
9 290 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
9 290 (5.16%) PRINCE2
10 287 (5.11%) Change Management
11 278 (4.95%) SAP Implementation
12 258 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 258 (4.59%) Digital Marketing
13 247 (4.40%) ITIL
14 238 (4.24%) Logistics
15 192 (3.42%) ETL
16 186 (3.31%) Workflow
17 185 (3.29%) Data Modelling
18 171 (3.04%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 368 (6.55%) ABAP
2 366 (6.51%) SQL
3 235 (4.18%) Java
4 69 (1.23%) C#
5 65 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 40 (0.71%) PL/SQL
7 34 (0.61%) C
8 29 (0.52%) VBA
9 27 (0.48%) SAPscript
10 24 (0.43%) T-SQL
11 22 (0.39%) Python
12 18 (0.32%) Ruby
13 17 (0.30%) VB
13 17 (0.30%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.23%) C++
15 12 (0.21%) PHP
16 10 (0.18%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.12%) R
17 7 (0.12%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 190 (3.38%) Degree
2 182 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 147 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 84 (1.49%) PMI Certification
5 75 (1.33%) ISEB
6 69 (1.23%) SAP Certification
7 62 (1.10%) PMP
8 51 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 39 (0.69%) ACCA
10 33 (0.59%) ISTQB
11 29 (0.52%) CIMA
12 25 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (0.41%) CISSP
14 22 (0.39%) DV Cleared
15 21 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 21 (0.37%) APMP
16 19 (0.34%) MBA
17 18 (0.32%) CISA
18 17 (0.30%) CCA
19 15 (0.27%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (2.28%) QA
2 88 (1.57%) SLA
3 53 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 51 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.28%) GxP
7 14 (0.25%) GAAP
8 13 (0.23%) ISO 9000
9 12 (0.21%) COBIT
10 7 (0.12%) HL7
11 4 (0.071%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.071%) P3O
12 3 (0.053%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.036%) RosettaNet
13 2 (0.036%) COSO
13 2 (0.036%) COREP
14 1 (0.018%) EMIR
14 1 (0.018%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.018%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.018%) FINREP
System Software
1 56 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 37 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.46%) Xen
4 16 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.089%) Firmware
9 4 (0.071%) Veritas File System
9 4 (0.071%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.036%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.036%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.036%) vSphere
10 2 (0.036%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.036%) Ceph
10 2 (0.036%) GPFS
11 1 (0.018%) HDFS
11 1 (0.018%) XenApp
11 1 (0.018%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.018%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 77 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.39%) SCCM
3 20 (0.36%) Backup Exec
4 17 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 13 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.20%) Puppet
7 9 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.14%) SCOM
9 5 (0.089%) Graphite
9 5 (0.089%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.071%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.053%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.053%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.036%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.036%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.036%) MIIS
12 2 (0.036%) WebInspect
12 2 (0.036%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.036%) CA LISA
13 1 (0.018%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 490 (8.72%) Oracle
2 405 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 313 (5.57%) Business Objects
4 134 (2.38%) IBM
5 126 (2.24%) HP
6 90 (1.60%) Ariba
7 79 (1.41%) VMware
8 66 (1.17%) Citrix
9 65 (1.16%) JD Edwards
10 57 (1.01%) Informatica
11 43 (0.77%) Cognos
11 43 (0.77%) Adobe
12 42 (0.75%) hybris
13 38 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
14 36 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
14 36 (0.64%) Sybase
15 33 (0.59%) OpenText
16 30 (0.53%) Tableau
17 27 (0.48%) Cisco
18 25 (0.44%) Symantec
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