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 31 July 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 SE.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 33 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing SAP 2831 3121 3037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.98% 5.71% 5.94%
As % of the Vendors category 11.38% 12.68% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1433 1334
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 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 35 46
Average hourly rate £19.54 £22.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £13.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £67.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-15.20% +11.11%

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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -6 2484 £450 +5.88% 515
London -13 940 £495 +10.00% 177
South East +3 444 £440 +10.55% 87
North West -5 222 £425 +6.11% 46
West Midlands -6 188 £440 -1.12% 35
East of England +15 177 £413 -8.33% 35
South West -13 157 £400 +6.66% 34
City of London -15 135 £475 +7.95% 45
Berkshire +9 127 £423 +3.04% 31
Surrey -2 98 £475 +18.75% 10
East Midlands +1 90 £485 +7.77% 20
Manchester 0 87 £425 +21.42% 17
Yorkshire -6 83 £423 -1.45% 37
Cambridgeshire +8 77 £470 -10.47% 17
Hampshire +12 71 £444 +15.32% 18
Scotland +3 59 £425 -5.55% 9
Brentford 0 56 £488 +8.33%
West Yorkshire -11 56 £425 - 13
Midlands +4 54 £459 +31.07% 6
Hertfordshire +11 48 £425 -5.55% 11
Birmingham +10 48 £420 -8.69% 18
Cumbria +1 47 £416 -16.75% 2
Cambridge +4 44 £470 -12.55% 6
West Sussex +10 41 £510 +36.00% 4
Warwickshire +10 37 £423 -8.15% 2
Reading +14 36 £450 -21.73% 8
Somerset -7 36 £450 +5.88% 5
Bristol -14 36 £370 +5.71% 12
Buckinghamshire -16 35 £415 +18.57% 9
Glasgow +20 27 £400 -11.11% 6

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1431 (25.73%) Finance
2 794 (14.28%) Business Intelligence
3 736 (13.24%) ERP
4 719 (12.93%) Manufacturing
5 624 (11.22%) Project Management
6 526 (9.46%) Migration
7 522 (9.39%) Oracle
8 439 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 430 (7.73%) SAP BW
10 425 (7.64%) CRM
11 409 (7.35%) Microsoft
12 404 (7.26%) BusinessObjects
13 402 (7.23%) Telecoms
14 396 (7.12%) SAP FI
15 382 (6.87%) SQL
16 376 (6.76%) Programme Management
17 355 (6.38%) Marketing
18 336 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
18 336 (6.04%) ABAP
19 335 (6.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
20 328 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
21 320 (5.75%) Data Migration
22 319 (5.74%) Retail
23 317 (5.70%) SAP CO
24 311 (5.59%) Electronics
25 305 (5.48%) SAP FI/CO
26 296 (5.32%) MS Excel
27 295 (5.30%) Digital Marketing
28 293 (5.27%) DTV
29 288 (5.18%) PRINCE2

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 151 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 117 (2.10%) NetWeaver
3 57 (1.02%) WebSphere
4 45 (0.81%) SAS
5 40 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
6 30 (0.54%) SAP Portal
7 29 (0.52%) IBM Notes
8 23 (0.41%) SAP EP
9 22 (0.40%) CMS
10 21 (0.38%) MS Exchange
11 20 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 19 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 19 (0.34%) Mule
13 16 (0.29%) Apache
14 15 (0.27%) Confluence
15 12 (0.22%) Lync
16 11 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.20%) MS Project Server
17 10 (0.18%) Documentum
17 10 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 296 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 187 (3.36%) MS Office
3 102 (1.83%) MS Project
4 97 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 90 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.090%) SPSS
8 5 (0.090%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.072%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.054%) HipChat
11 2 (0.036%) FastStats
11 2 (0.036%) Windchill
11 2 (0.036%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.018%) Simulink
12 1 (0.018%) GIMP
12 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.018%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 396 (7.12%) SAP FI
2 335 (6.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 317 (5.70%) SAP CO
4 305 (5.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 201 (3.61%) SAP SD
6 200 (3.60%) SAP CRM
7 199 (3.58%) SAP HR
8 188 (3.38%) SAP MM
9 172 (3.09%) SAP ERP
10 136 (2.45%) SAP IS-U
11 114 (2.05%) SAP PP
12 113 (2.03%) SAP BPC
13 99 (1.78%) SAP WM
14 97 (1.74%) SAP APO
15 81 (1.46%) SAP SRM
16 78 (1.40%) SAP HCM
17 76 (1.37%) SAP EWM
18 70 (1.26%) SAP PM
19 67 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
20 57 (1.02%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 113 (2.03%) SuccessFactors
2 45 (0.81%) SaaS
3 38 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (0.65%) Office 365
5 17 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (0.22%) PaaS
6 12 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.14%) IaaS
8 5 (0.090%) Taleo
9 4 (0.072%) Boomi
10 3 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.036%) CheetahMail
11 2 (0.036%) Pure360
11 2 (0.036%) Yammer
11 2 (0.036%) SmartFocus
11 2 (0.036%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.036%) Google Checkout
11 2 (0.036%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.018%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.018%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 55 (0.99%) SAN
2 30 (0.54%) TCP/IP
3 25 (0.45%) Firewall
4 24 (0.43%) WAN
5 20 (0.36%) DNS
5 20 (0.36%) HTTP
6 18 (0.32%) LAN
7 17 (0.31%) FTP
7 17 (0.31%) Internet
8 15 (0.27%) Intranet
9 14 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 14 (0.25%) NAS
10 12 (0.22%) Network Security
11 9 (0.16%) DHCP
11 9 (0.16%) VPN
12 7 (0.13%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (0.11%) VLAN
14 5 (0.090%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.090%) MPLS
15 4 (0.072%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (7.73%) SAP BW
2 404 (7.26%) BusinessObjects
3 211 (3.79%) SQL Server
4 181 (3.25%) SAP BI
5 175 (3.15%) SAP HANA
6 161 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 136 (2.45%) SAP Data Services
8 70 (1.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 69 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 56 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 55 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 54 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 54 (0.97%) DB2
13 52 (0.94%) QlikView
14 47 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
15 45 (0.81%) Relational Database
16 36 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
17 33 (0.59%) Data Mining
17 33 (0.59%) Big Data
17 33 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (1.08%) LSMW
2 28 (0.50%) ERwin
3 25 (0.45%) JIRA
4 19 (0.34%) LoadRunner
5 18 (0.32%) Toad
6 16 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.27%) Selenium
7 15 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 15 (0.27%) Git (software)
7 15 (0.27%) Jenkins
8 10 (0.18%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (0.16%) Maven
10 8 (0.14%) Subversion
10 8 (0.14%) HP UFT
11 7 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
12 6 (0.11%) PowerDesigner
12 6 (0.11%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.090%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.090%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1431 (25.73%) Finance
2 719 (12.93%) Manufacturing
3 402 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 355 (6.38%) Marketing
5 319 (5.74%) Retail
6 311 (5.59%) Electronics
7 209 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 156 (2.81%) Banking
9 110 (1.98%) Automotive
10 98 (1.76%) Billing
11 63 (1.13%) Legal
12 62 (1.11%) German Language
13 50 (0.90%) General Ledger
14 29 (0.52%) Back Office
14 29 (0.52%) Spanish Language
15 23 (0.41%) Local Government
16 22 (0.40%) French Language
17 20 (0.36%) Investment Banking
18 17 (0.31%) Advertising
19 13 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 1664 (29.92%) Consultant
2 1478 (26.58%) SAP Consultant
3 805 (14.48%) Analyst
4 518 (9.31%) Project Manager
5 501 (9.01%) SAP Manager
6 498 (8.96%) Architect
7 409 (7.35%) Developer
8 330 (5.93%) Business Analyst
9 229 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
9 229 (4.12%) SAP Analyst
10 204 (3.67%) SAP Project Manager
11 186 (3.34%) SAP Architect
12 156 (2.81%) SAP Developer
13 132 (2.37%) SAP Business Analyst
14 117 (2.10%) Data Analyst
15 108 (1.94%) Test Manager
16 105 (1.89%) Test Analyst
17 104 (1.87%) Functional Consultant
18 103 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
19 96 (1.73%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (2.70%) Web Services
2 119 (2.14%) SAP Basis
3 114 (2.05%) .NET
4 102 (1.83%) XML
5 93 (1.67%) SAP PI
6 72 (1.29%) Middleware
7 67 (1.20%) EDI
8 65 (1.17%) HTML
9 63 (1.13%) SAP XI
10 48 (0.86%) BAPI
11 42 (0.76%) SOAP
12 39 (0.70%) CSS
13 36 (0.65%) J2EE
13 36 (0.65%) Web Dynpro
14 34 (0.61%) ASP.NET
15 28 (0.50%) JSON
15 28 (0.50%) HTML5
16 27 (0.49%) SAP Smart Forms
17 26 (0.47%) SAP ALE
17 26 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 328 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 293 (5.27%) DTV
3 178 (3.20%) FMCG
4 146 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 67 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 63 (1.13%) NHS
7 60 (1.08%) User Experience
8 39 (0.70%) Data Integration
9 38 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 37 (0.67%) Computer Science
11 36 (0.65%) PMI
12 34 (0.61%) Smart Meter
13 32 (0.58%) Data Extraction
14 31 (0.56%) Visualisation
14 31 (0.56%) Mobile App
15 29 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (0.41%) Clustering
17 21 (0.38%) GIS
17 21 (0.38%) Statistics
18 20 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 177 (3.18%) Windows
2 144 (2.59%) UNIX
3 119 (2.14%) Linux
4 63 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 35 (0.63%) AIX
7 32 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (0.52%) VMS
9 28 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.36%) Solaris
11 19 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 16 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.29%) Android
13 15 (0.27%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.14%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.13%) zOS
16 7 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.090%) HPUX
18 4 (0.072%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 794 (14.28%) Business Intelligence
2 736 (13.24%) ERP
3 624 (11.22%) Project Management
4 526 (9.46%) Migration
5 439 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 425 (7.64%) CRM
7 376 (6.76%) Programme Management
8 336 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
9 320 (5.75%) Data Migration
10 295 (5.30%) Digital Marketing
11 288 (5.18%) PRINCE2
12 282 (5.07%) Change Management
13 279 (5.02%) SAP Implementation
14 264 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
15 258 (4.64%) ITIL
16 229 (4.12%) Data Modelling
17 217 (3.90%) Logistics
18 186 (3.34%) ETL
19 172 (3.09%) Data Management
20 161 (2.90%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 382 (6.87%) SQL
2 336 (6.04%) ABAP
3 225 (4.05%) Java
4 64 (1.15%) C#
5 52 (0.94%) JavaScript
6 35 (0.63%) PL/SQL
7 33 (0.59%) C
8 29 (0.52%) VBA
8 29 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 26 (0.47%) SAPscript
10 24 (0.43%) VB
11 15 (0.27%) Python
12 14 (0.25%) C++
12 14 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.23%) R
14 12 (0.22%) Ruby
15 11 (0.20%) Perl
16 10 (0.18%) PowerShell
17 9 (0.16%) MATLAB
18 8 (0.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 211 (3.79%) Security Cleared
2 162 (2.91%) SC Cleared
3 157 (2.82%) Degree
4 72 (1.29%) PMI Certification
5 66 (1.19%) ISEB
6 61 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 59 (1.06%) SAP Certification
8 50 (0.90%) PMP
9 47 (0.85%) ISTQB
10 41 (0.74%) ACCA
11 38 (0.68%) DV Cleared
12 30 (0.54%) CIMA
13 26 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (0.40%) CISSP
15 20 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 19 (0.34%) CCA
17 16 (0.29%) MCTS
18 14 (0.25%) CISM
18 14 (0.25%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (2.48%) QA
2 81 (1.46%) SLA
3 55 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 41 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 29 (0.52%) GxP
6 22 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.27%) ISO 9000
8 14 (0.25%) GAAP
9 6 (0.11%) GAMP
10 5 (0.090%) COBIT
10 5 (0.090%) GMP
10 5 (0.090%) HL7
10 5 (0.090%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.072%) P3O
12 3 (0.054%) GCP
12 3 (0.054%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.036%) COREP
14 1 (0.018%) FINREP
14 1 (0.018%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 64 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 58 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (0.72%) Xen
4 30 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.16%) vSphere
8 8 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 8 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.14%) Firmware
9 6 (0.11%) NFS
9 6 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.11%) SRDF
10 5 (0.090%) Veritas File System
10 5 (0.090%) XenApp
11 4 (0.072%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.036%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.036%) XenServer
12 2 (0.036%) Varnish
12 2 (0.036%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 80 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (0.54%) SCCM
3 24 (0.43%) Backup Exec
4 14 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 13 (0.23%) NetBackup
6 11 (0.20%) Tivoli
7 10 (0.18%) Puppet
8 8 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.13%) EMC VPLEX
10 6 (0.11%) SnapMirror
10 6 (0.11%) SnapVault
10 6 (0.11%) SCOM
11 5 (0.090%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.090%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.090%) Graphite
12 4 (0.072%) WSUS
12 4 (0.072%) Cisco UCCE
13 3 (0.054%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.054%) Control-M
Vendors
1 522 (9.39%) Oracle
2 409 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 143 (2.57%) IBM
4 135 (2.43%) HP
5 96 (1.73%) VMware
6 92 (1.65%) Ariba
7 87 (1.56%) Citrix
8 55 (0.99%) Informatica
9 52 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
10 49 (0.88%) JD Edwards
11 45 (0.81%) Cognos
12 43 (0.77%) Adobe
13 40 (0.72%) Symantec
14 38 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
15 37 (0.67%) Cisco
15 37 (0.67%) EMC
16 33 (0.59%) OpenText
17 32 (0.58%) hybris
17 32 (0.58%) Lotus
18 29 (0.52%) Sybase
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