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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 29 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing SAP 2954 3154 2623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.63% 6.28% 5.84%
As % of the Vendors category 12.33% 13.73% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1439 1434 1147
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
- +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 60
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +14.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £14.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £75.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%

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
23958 22965 20967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 45.69% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 12512 10990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £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 975 976 1254
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 2621 £450 - 472
London -7 1000 £450 -5.26% 168
South East -8 443 £400 -11.11% 80
East of England +41 237 £485 -0.51% 43
North West -5 226 £475 +5.55% 39
West Midlands -11 177 £425 - 31
South West +12 172 £413 - 45
City of London +8 154 £450 -5.26% 33
Cambridgeshire +19 116 £511 +2.25% 7
Surrey +14 106 £400 -11.11% 13
Berkshire -5 105 £433 -3.88% 22
Yorkshire +10 89 £475 -2.79% 17
Manchester -6 87 £475 +2.70% 14
Hertfordshire +39 84 £485 -7.61% 18
East Midlands +6 84 £425 - 17
Brentford +2 78 £415 +0.60% 1
Hampshire -2 69 £415 -2.35% 6
Cambridge +17 61 £500 - 5
Somerset +19 58 £450 +9.09% 9
Midlands 0 54 £378 -20.52% 2
North East +32 48 £450 +7.46% 2
Reading +2 44 £550 +33.33% 4
West Yorkshire -5 44 £475 -3.06% 9
Buckinghamshire +10 43 £295 -39.48% 10
Bristol -16 42 £350 -17.64% 11
Scotland -2 41 £350 -12.50% 8
West Sussex -4 40 £450 -10.00% 5
Taunton +10 35 £450 -3.22% 2
Milton Keynes +10 35 £295 -43.80% 6
Merseyside -2 32 £313 -24.24% 1

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1390 (24.54%) Finance
2 789 (13.93%) Business Intelligence
3 714 (12.60%) ERP
4 640 (11.30%) Manufacturing
5 576 (10.17%) Oracle
6 542 (9.57%) SAP BW
7 538 (9.50%) Migration
8 528 (9.32%) Project Management
9 442 (7.80%) SAP FI
10 415 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 408 (7.20%) SQL
12 398 (7.03%) ABAP
13 368 (6.50%) Microsoft
14 367 (6.48%) CRM
15 364 (6.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 341 (6.02%) Telecoms
17 337 (5.95%) SAP CO
18 333 (5.88%) Data Migration
19 329 (5.81%) SAP FI/CO
20 324 (5.72%) Business Objects
20 324 (5.72%) BusinessObjects
21 321 (5.67%) Programme Management
22 312 (5.51%) Retail
23 308 (5.44%) Marketing
23 308 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
24 295 (5.21%) PRINCE2
25 293 (5.17%) Change Management
26 280 (4.94%) MS Excel
27 270 (4.77%) Agile Software Development
28 264 (4.66%) ITIL

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 167 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 164 (2.89%) NetWeaver
3 76 (1.34%) WebSphere
4 45 (0.79%) CMS
5 41 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
6 34 (0.60%) SAP Portal
7 24 (0.42%) SAS
7 24 (0.42%) Apache
8 18 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 17 (0.30%) Confluence
10 15 (0.26%) Documentum
11 14 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.21%) IIS
13 11 (0.19%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.19%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.19%) LiveCycle
14 10 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
15 9 (0.16%) SAP EP
16 8 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.14%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 280 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 147 (2.59%) MS Office
3 127 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 120 (2.12%) MS Project
5 55 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.11%) SPSS
8 4 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.071%) Windchill
8 4 (0.071%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.035%) FastStats
9 2 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.018%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.018%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 442 (7.80%) SAP FI
2 364 (6.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 337 (5.95%) SAP CO
4 329 (5.81%) SAP FI/CO
5 234 (4.13%) SAP SD
6 206 (3.64%) SAP ERP
7 205 (3.62%) SAP HR
8 192 (3.39%) SAP IS-U
9 175 (3.09%) SAP MM
10 168 (2.97%) SAP CRM
11 162 (2.86%) SAP BPC
12 142 (2.51%) SAP SRM
13 136 (2.40%) SAP APO
14 129 (2.28%) SAP PP
15 118 (2.08%) SAP WM
16 92 (1.62%) SAP HCM
17 70 (1.24%) Agresso
18 67 (1.18%) SAP PM
19 64 (1.13%) SAP Payroll
20 63 (1.11%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 87 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
2 63 (1.11%) SaaS
3 18 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.21%) Office 365
5 11 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.088%) Force.com
8 5 (0.088%) PaaS
9 4 (0.071%) Taleo
10 3 (0.053%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (0.035%) CheetahMail
11 2 (0.035%) Pure360
11 2 (0.035%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.018%) GitHub
12 1 (0.018%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 32 (0.56%) SAN
1 32 (0.56%) Internet
2 29 (0.51%) Firewall
3 28 (0.49%) HTTP
4 20 (0.35%) WAN
5 19 (0.34%) FTP
6 18 (0.32%) Intranet
7 15 (0.26%) DNS
7 15 (0.26%) HTTPS
8 13 (0.23%) LDAP
8 13 (0.23%) LAN
9 12 (0.21%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.18%) DHCP
10 10 (0.18%) RTP
10 10 (0.18%) NAS
11 9 (0.16%) DMZ
12 8 (0.14%) Network Security
13 7 (0.12%) SSL
14 5 (0.088%) GSM
14 5 (0.088%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (9.57%) SAP BW
2 324 (5.72%) BusinessObjects
3 205 (3.62%) SQL Server
4 176 (3.11%) SAP BI
5 159 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
6 114 (2.01%) SAP HANA
7 113 (1.99%) SAP Data Services
8 81 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 76 (1.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 75 (1.32%) DB2
11 64 (1.13%) Oracle Database
12 58 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 56 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
14 44 (0.78%) QlikView
15 41 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 39 (0.69%) Relational Database
17 36 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
17 36 (0.64%) Big Data
18 34 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 31 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (1.11%) LSMW
2 35 (0.62%) JIRA
3 26 (0.46%) Selenium
4 19 (0.34%) Subversion
5 18 (0.32%) LoadRunner
5 18 (0.32%) ERwin
6 16 (0.28%) JUnit
6 16 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (0.23%) Maven
8 12 (0.21%) Eclipse
8 12 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.21%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.18%) Git (software)
10 8 (0.14%) Redmine
11 7 (0.12%) SoapUI
11 7 (0.12%) Toad
12 6 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.11%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.088%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (0.088%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1390 (24.54%) Finance
2 640 (11.30%) Manufacturing
3 341 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 312 (5.51%) Retail
5 308 (5.44%) Marketing
6 252 (4.45%) Electronics
7 211 (3.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 170 (3.00%) Banking
9 104 (1.84%) Billing
10 86 (1.52%) General Ledger
11 82 (1.45%) Automotive
12 62 (1.09%) Legal
13 45 (0.79%) German Language
14 37 (0.65%) French Language
15 32 (0.56%) Publishing
16 27 (0.48%) Investment Banking
17 22 (0.39%) Back Office
18 21 (0.37%) Retail Banking
19 17 (0.30%) Front Office
19 17 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1996 (35.23%) Consultant
2 1787 (31.54%) SAP Consultant
3 791 (13.96%) Analyst
4 510 (9.00%) SAP Manager
5 491 (8.67%) Project Manager
6 474 (8.37%) Architect
7 371 (6.55%) Developer
8 312 (5.51%) Business Analyst
9 247 (4.36%) SAP Analyst
10 223 (3.94%) SAP Project Manager
11 211 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
12 166 (2.93%) SAP Architect
13 139 (2.45%) SAP Business Analyst
14 133 (2.35%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
15 131 (2.31%) Functional Consultant
16 122 (2.15%) SAP Functional Consultant
17 120 (2.12%) SAP Developer
18 118 (2.08%) SAP ISU Consultant
19 117 (2.07%) Data Analyst
20 100 (1.77%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (3.00%) Web Services
2 160 (2.82%) .NET
3 153 (2.70%) XML
4 105 (1.85%) HTML
5 99 (1.75%) SAP Basis
6 94 (1.66%) SAP PI
7 81 (1.43%) EDI
8 73 (1.29%) Middleware
9 66 (1.17%) CSS
10 64 (1.13%) SAP XI
11 62 (1.09%) BAPI
12 51 (0.90%) J2EE
13 50 (0.88%) SOAP
14 41 (0.72%) ASP.NET
14 41 (0.72%) Web Dynpro
14 41 (0.72%) JSON
15 40 (0.71%) jQuery
15 40 (0.71%) SAP ALE
16 39 (0.69%) Spring
17 38 (0.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 308 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (4.36%) DTV
3 215 (3.80%) FMCG
4 121 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 58 (1.02%) Data Integration
6 57 (1.01%) Data Structures
7 49 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 44 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (0.72%) Data Extraction
10 39 (0.69%) NHS
11 35 (0.62%) PMI
12 33 (0.58%) Visualisation
13 28 (0.49%) Smart Meter
14 26 (0.46%) User Experience
15 24 (0.42%) Client/Server
16 23 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 23 (0.41%) E-Learning
17 22 (0.39%) Clustering
18 21 (0.37%) GIS
19 20 (0.35%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 175 (3.09%) Windows
2 147 (2.59%) UNIX
3 118 (2.08%) Linux
4 44 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (0.65%) AIX
6 33 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (0.44%) Android
8 22 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (0.30%) VMS
12 16 (0.28%) Solaris
13 13 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.19%) HPUX
16 10 (0.18%) CentOS
17 9 (0.16%) zOS
17 9 (0.16%) Fedora
18 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (13.93%) Business Intelligence
2 714 (12.60%) ERP
3 538 (9.50%) Migration
4 528 (9.32%) Project Management
5 415 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 367 (6.48%) CRM
7 333 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 321 (5.67%) Programme Management
9 295 (5.21%) PRINCE2
10 293 (5.17%) Change Management
11 270 (4.77%) Agile Software Development
12 264 (4.66%) ITIL
13 256 (4.52%) Digital Marketing
13 256 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
14 241 (4.25%) SAP Implementation
15 212 (3.74%) Logistics
16 198 (3.50%) ETL
17 180 (3.18%) Data Modelling
18 168 (2.97%) Procure-to-pay
19 149 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 408 (7.20%) SQL
2 398 (7.03%) ABAP
3 258 (4.55%) Java
4 92 (1.62%) JavaScript
5 70 (1.24%) C#
6 59 (1.04%) PL/SQL
7 50 (0.88%) C
8 38 (0.67%) T-SQL
9 34 (0.60%) SAPscript
10 30 (0.53%) VB
11 25 (0.44%) Python
12 23 (0.41%) VBA
13 22 (0.39%) PHP
14 21 (0.37%) Ruby
15 15 (0.26%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.21%) Perl
16 12 (0.21%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.16%) C++
17 9 (0.16%) XPath
18 7 (0.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 204 (3.60%) Degree
2 147 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 109 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 84 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 82 (1.45%) ISEB
6 73 (1.29%) SAP Certification
7 59 (1.04%) PMP
8 56 (0.99%) VCP4
9 46 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 35 (0.62%) ACCA
10 35 (0.62%) CIMA
11 29 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 26 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 22 (0.39%) CCA
15 20 (0.35%) MBA
16 18 (0.32%) APMP
17 14 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 10 (0.18%) CISA
19 9 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (2.56%) QA
2 65 (1.15%) SLA
3 56 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 41 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (0.34%) GAAP
6 18 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.26%) COBIT
8 10 (0.18%) ISO 9000
9 9 (0.16%) GxP
10 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.088%) HL7
12 4 (0.071%) P3O
12 4 (0.071%) COSO
13 3 (0.053%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.035%) RosettaNet
14 2 (0.035%) GAMP
14 2 (0.035%) Basel II
15 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.018%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 1 (0.018%) JSP 440
System Software
1 69 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 40 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.11%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.11%) Xen
6 6 (0.11%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.053%) Firmware
8 2 (0.035%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.035%) XenApp
8 2 (0.035%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.035%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.035%) HDFS
8 2 (0.035%) Kerio MailServer
9 1 (0.018%) vSphere
9 1 (0.018%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.018%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.018%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 94 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (0.37%) SCCM
3 17 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 15 (0.26%) Puppet
5 14 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 12 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.19%) SCOM
8 7 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.088%) Control-M
10 3 (0.053%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.053%) Graphite
11 2 (0.035%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.035%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.035%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.035%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.035%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (0.035%) Nagios
11 2 (0.035%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.018%) WSUS
12 1 (0.018%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 576 (10.17%) Oracle
2 368 (6.50%) Microsoft
3 324 (5.72%) Business Objects
4 163 (2.88%) IBM
5 109 (1.92%) HP
6 86 (1.52%) JD Edwards
7 79 (1.39%) VMware
8 53 (0.94%) Adobe
9 51 (0.90%) Ariba
10 47 (0.83%) Informatica
10 47 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
10 47 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 43 (0.76%) Cognos
12 38 (0.67%) Citrix
12 38 (0.67%) hybris
13 34 (0.60%) Red Hat
13 34 (0.60%) Hyperion
14 33 (0.58%) Tableau
15 32 (0.56%) Cisco
15 32 (0.56%) EMC
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