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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP
Rank 28 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing SAP 3145 3037 3397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.75% 5.95% 5.87%
As % of the Vendors category 12.59% 12.62% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1454 1331 1344
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 £286 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £434
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 41
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -35.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.80 £56.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 25 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 25 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 25 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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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 -2 2823 £425 -5.55% 592
London +2 1251 £450 -2.70% 208
South East -3 447 £400 -5.88% 115
West Midlands +4 261 £440 +11.39% 52
South West +36 188 £375 -6.25% 59
North West -5 186 £401 -5.64% 48
City of London -19 160 £425 -5.66% 54
East of England -6 130 £450 - 32
Berkshire +27 101 £405 -10.00% 31
Surrey +3 93 £401 -5.58% 24
Somerset +8 73 £425 +9.67% 22
Manchester -3 73 £350 -22.22% 25
Coventry +2 72 £500 +5.26% 2
East Midlands -13 71 £450 - 25
Yorkshire +6 62 £400 -6.97% 26
Buckinghamshire +17 59 £350 -19.54% 17
Cambridgeshire -1 55 £530 +17.77% 14
Bristol +11 47 £350 -17.64% 11
Scotland -18 47 £450 +9.09% 11
Middlesex -1 46 £440 -7.56% 2
Hampshire -20 46 £388 -8.82% 24
Taunton +2 45 £450 +6.50% 5
Birmingham -13 45 £425 +21.42% 19
Cheshire -4 43 £375 -11.76% 6
Milton Keynes +14 41 £350 -19.54% 5
West Yorkshire -4 41 £400 -15.78% 13
Bedfordshire -3 36 £310 -22.50% 8
North East +1 31 £450 +38.46% 8
Leeds -8 31 £425 -13.92% 9
Staines +2 30 £638 - 7

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 1442 (22.78%) Finance
2 799 (12.62%) ERP
3 775 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
4 667 (10.54%) Oracle
5 661 (10.44%) Project Management
6 623 (9.84%) Manufacturing
7 622 (9.83%) Migration
8 491 (7.76%) SAP FI
9 489 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 482 (7.62%) Microsoft
11 463 (7.32%) SAP BW
12 453 (7.16%) Data Migration
13 449 (7.09%) CRM
14 437 (6.90%) SQL
15 436 (6.89%) ABAP
16 430 (6.79%) SAP CO
17 399 (6.30%) SAP FI/CO
18 395 (6.24%) SAP Implementation
19 376 (5.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
20 355 (5.61%) Marketing
21 344 (5.44%) PRINCE2
22 343 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
23 339 (5.36%) Telecoms
24 335 (5.29%) SAP SD
25 334 (5.28%) MS Excel
26 329 (5.20%) Programme Management
27 319 (5.04%) Change Management
28 299 (4.72%) Retail
29 289 (4.57%) Java
30 270 (4.27%) Business Objects

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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
1 147 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 100 (1.58%) NetWeaver
3 94 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 52 (0.82%) SAS
5 40 (0.63%) SAP Portal
6 24 (0.38%) MS Project Server
7 23 (0.36%) Apache
8 21 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 21 (0.33%) IIS
9 19 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (0.27%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 14 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
12 13 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (0.21%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.21%) CMS
13 12 (0.19%) AquaLogic
13 12 (0.19%) Documentum
14 10 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 334 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 218 (3.44%) MS Office
3 145 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 122 (1.93%) MS Project
5 85 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.063%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.047%) ProjectWise
10 3 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.047%) SPSS
11 2 (0.032%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.032%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.016%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.016%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.016%) InDesign
12 1 (0.016%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 491 (7.76%) SAP FI
2 430 (6.79%) SAP CO
3 399 (6.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 376 (5.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 335 (5.29%) SAP SD
6 250 (3.95%) SAP HR
7 233 (3.68%) SAP MM
8 208 (3.29%) SAP SRM
9 189 (2.99%) SAP CRM
10 164 (2.59%) SAP ERP
11 136 (2.15%) SAP IS-U
12 128 (2.02%) SAP APO
13 119 (1.88%) SAP BPC
14 118 (1.86%) SAP PM
15 115 (1.82%) SAP PP
16 107 (1.69%) SAP HCM
17 92 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
18 84 (1.33%) SAP WM
19 71 (1.12%) SAP QM
20 69 (1.09%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 71 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
2 55 (0.87%) SaaS
3 17 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.19%) Office 365
6 9 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.11%) Force.com
7 7 (0.11%) IaaS
8 5 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.079%) PaaS
9 4 (0.063%) Taleo
10 2 (0.032%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.016%) CheetahMail
11 1 (0.016%) Pure360
11 1 (0.016%) Trello
11 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 37 (0.58%) HTTP
2 35 (0.55%) Firewall
3 21 (0.33%) Internet
4 18 (0.28%) LAN
5 17 (0.27%) WAN
6 16 (0.25%) Intranet
6 16 (0.25%) DNS
7 15 (0.24%) TCP/IP
7 15 (0.24%) LDAP
8 13 (0.21%) DHCP
9 11 (0.17%) FTP
9 11 (0.17%) SAN
9 11 (0.17%) Wireless
9 11 (0.17%) RTP
10 9 (0.14%) VLAN
11 8 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.13%) VoIP
11 8 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (0.11%) VPN
13 6 (0.095%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (7.32%) SAP BW
2 270 (4.27%) BusinessObjects
3 216 (3.41%) SQL Server
4 202 (3.19%) SAP BI
5 166 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
6 111 (1.75%) SAP Data Services
7 88 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 79 (1.25%) SAP HANA
9 65 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 62 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 59 (0.93%) Relational Database
12 58 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
13 46 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 44 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 40 (0.63%) QlikView
16 39 (0.62%) DB2
17 38 (0.60%) MS Access
18 36 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
19 33 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
20 30 (0.47%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 112 (1.77%) LSMW
2 25 (0.40%) JIRA
3 24 (0.38%) Selenium
4 23 (0.36%) LoadRunner
4 23 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
6 15 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (0.22%) Git (software)
8 13 (0.21%) JUnit
8 13 (0.21%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.16%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.16%) Subversion
9 10 (0.16%) Maven
10 8 (0.13%) Ant
10 8 (0.13%) SoapUI
11 7 (0.11%) Toad
11 7 (0.11%) TestDirector
12 6 (0.095%) ERwin
13 5 (0.079%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.079%) Jenkins
General
1 1442 (22.78%) Finance
2 623 (9.84%) Manufacturing
3 355 (5.61%) Marketing
4 339 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 299 (4.72%) Retail
6 233 (3.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 231 (3.65%) Electronics
8 176 (2.78%) Billing
9 149 (2.35%) Banking
10 101 (1.60%) Automotive
11 91 (1.44%) German Language
12 69 (1.09%) Legal
13 65 (1.03%) General Ledger
14 46 (0.73%) French Language
15 38 (0.60%) Back Office
16 36 (0.57%) Dutch Language
17 24 (0.38%) Front Office
18 20 (0.32%) Publishing
19 18 (0.28%) Advertising
20 15 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1950 (30.81%) Consultant
2 1726 (27.27%) SAP Consultant
3 928 (14.66%) Analyst
4 582 (9.20%) SAP Manager
5 579 (9.15%) Project Manager
6 471 (7.44%) Architect
7 461 (7.28%) Developer
8 374 (5.91%) Business Analyst
9 302 (4.77%) SAP Analyst
10 239 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
11 210 (3.32%) SAP Project Manager
12 160 (2.53%) SAP Architect
13 159 (2.51%) SAP Business Analyst
14 150 (2.37%) Data Analyst
15 149 (2.35%) SAP Developer
16 140 (2.21%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
17 129 (2.04%) Functional Consultant
18 124 (1.96%) Trainer
19 123 (1.94%) SAP SD Consultant
20 114 (1.80%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (3.24%) .NET
2 135 (2.13%) Web Services
3 123 (1.94%) XML
4 101 (1.60%) SAP Basis
5 97 (1.53%) SAP PI
6 94 (1.49%) SOAP
7 90 (1.42%) HTML
8 81 (1.28%) Middleware
9 78 (1.23%) EDI
10 74 (1.17%) BAPI
11 59 (0.93%) CSS
12 57 (0.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 43 (0.68%) J2EE
13 43 (0.68%) SAP ALE
14 42 (0.66%) SAP XI
14 42 (0.66%) REST
15 41 (0.65%) Web Dynpro
16 38 (0.60%) jQuery
17 35 (0.55%) HTML5
17 35 (0.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 243 (3.84%) FMCG
2 226 (3.57%) DTV
3 108 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 72 (1.14%) Data Integration
5 51 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (0.66%) NHS
7 40 (0.63%) GIS
8 36 (0.57%) PMI
8 36 (0.57%) Open Source
9 28 (0.44%) Data Conversion
10 25 (0.40%) Smart Meter
10 25 (0.40%) SWIFT
11 24 (0.38%) Mathematics
12 23 (0.36%) Computer Science
12 23 (0.36%) Visualisation
13 22 (0.35%) Data Extraction
13 22 (0.35%) Mobile App
14 21 (0.33%) Mainframe
14 21 (0.33%) E-Learning
15 19 (0.30%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 167 (2.64%) Windows
2 113 (1.79%) UNIX
3 108 (1.71%) Linux
4 55 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 37 (0.58%) AIX
6 31 (0.49%) VMS
7 28 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.25%) Solaris
12 13 (0.21%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.17%) zOS
13 11 (0.17%) CentOS
13 11 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.16%) Android
15 9 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.14%) HPUX
16 8 (0.13%) SUSE
17 5 (0.079%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (12.62%) ERP
2 775 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
3 661 (10.44%) Project Management
4 622 (9.83%) Migration
5 489 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 453 (7.16%) Data Migration
7 449 (7.09%) CRM
8 395 (6.24%) SAP Implementation
9 344 (5.44%) PRINCE2
10 343 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 329 (5.20%) Programme Management
12 319 (5.04%) Change Management
13 261 (4.12%) Logistics
14 254 (4.01%) ITIL
15 237 (3.74%) Digital Marketing
16 217 (3.43%) Business Analysis
17 204 (3.22%) Procure-to-pay
18 194 (3.07%) Test Scripting
19 176 (2.78%) Data Management
20 174 (2.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 437 (6.90%) SQL
2 436 (6.89%) ABAP
3 289 (4.57%) Java
4 100 (1.58%) JavaScript
5 79 (1.25%) PL/SQL
6 70 (1.11%) VBA
7 57 (0.90%) C#
8 52 (0.82%) C
8 52 (0.82%) PHP
9 45 (0.71%) T-SQL
10 33 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 31 (0.49%) Perl
12 26 (0.41%) VB
13 25 (0.40%) Python
14 23 (0.36%) SAPscript
15 20 (0.32%) VBScript
16 15 (0.24%) C++
17 13 (0.21%) XPath
18 11 (0.17%) Ruby
18 11 (0.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 205 (3.24%) Degree
2 155 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 130 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 118 (1.86%) ISEB
5 80 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 61 (0.96%) PMI Certification
6 61 (0.96%) ISTQB
7 51 (0.81%) SAP Certification
8 43 (0.68%) PMP
9 38 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (0.49%) CIMA
10 31 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 28 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 27 (0.43%) CCA
13 24 (0.38%) ACCA
14 20 (0.32%) CISSP
14 20 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (0.24%) CISM
16 14 (0.22%) CISA
17 12 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (2.53%) QA
2 67 (1.06%) SLA
3 64 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 39 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.17%) GxP
6 11 (0.17%) MiFID
6 11 (0.17%) EMIR
7 10 (0.16%) RosettaNet
8 7 (0.11%) GAAP
9 4 (0.063%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.063%) GMP
9 4 (0.063%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.047%) P3O
10 3 (0.047%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.047%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.047%) FINREP
11 2 (0.032%) Basel III
11 2 (0.032%) COREP
11 2 (0.032%) GAMP
System Software
1 57 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.19%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.11%) XenApp
6 6 (0.095%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.079%) vSphere
8 3 (0.047%) RACF
8 3 (0.047%) Cronacle
9 2 (0.032%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.032%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.032%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.032%) NFS
10 1 (0.016%) ACF2
10 1 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.016%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.016%) Squid
10 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 105 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (0.46%) Tivoli
3 10 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 10 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (0.11%) AppDNA
5 6 (0.095%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (0.095%) ServiceCenter
6 5 (0.079%) SCCM
6 5 (0.079%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.079%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.079%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.063%) SCOM
7 4 (0.063%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.047%) Puppet
8 3 (0.047%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.047%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (0.032%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.032%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.032%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.032%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 667 (10.54%) Oracle
2 482 (7.62%) Microsoft
3 270 (4.27%) Business Objects
4 216 (3.41%) IBM
5 131 (2.07%) JD Edwards
6 113 (1.79%) HP
7 82 (1.30%) Cognos
8 79 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 65 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
10 58 (0.92%) Adobe
10 58 (0.92%) VMware
11 55 (0.87%) Citrix
12 53 (0.84%) Siebel
13 44 (0.70%) JDA
14 41 (0.65%) Informatica
15 37 (0.58%) Red Hat
16 36 (0.57%) Open Text
17 31 (0.49%) Hyperion
18 27 (0.43%) Cisco
19 26 (0.41%) Ariba
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