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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP
Rank 35 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing SAP 2755 3095 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.70% 5.57% 5.78%
As % of the Vendors category 10.71% 12.16% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1456 1397
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 43
Average hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.25 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £53.95 £37.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-23.68% +42.85%

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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 2420 £450 +2.73% 494
London -24 878 £475 +5.55% 148
South East +7 482 £438 +9.37% 72
North West -2 216 £438 -2.77% 60
West Midlands 0 188 £439 +0.86% 38
East of England +20 155 £465 +9.35% 44
South West -13 147 £375 -6.25% 41
Berkshire +10 131 £413 -2.94% 23
City of London -14 121 £465 +3.33% 22
Surrey +9 108 £480 +30.61% 5
Yorkshire -15 98 £425 -14.82% 20
Cambridgeshire +17 87 £500 -4.98% 17
Manchester +7 80 £423 -12.48% 29
Hampshire +13 75 £436 +10.44% 12
East Midlands -7 75 £425 -5.55% 21
West Yorkshire -8 69 £425 - 15
Buckinghamshire +2 60 £400 +21.21% 7
Birmingham +17 48 £425 - 24
Cambridge +15 46 £525 -3.44% 9
Scotland -5 46 £413 -8.33% 26
Midlands +3 45 £459 +31.07%
Reading +17 41 £450 -21.73% 10
Cumbria +1 41 £500 -13.04% 4
Brentford 0 40 £475 +5.55%
Milton Keynes -1 39 £400 +19.40% 3
Hertfordshire +4 38 £456 +14.06% 20
West Sussex +1 38 £533 +46.89% 4
Staines -1 35 £488 +30.00% 3
Bristol -11 34 £325 -7.14% 12
Warwickshire +9 33 £400 -9.85% 1

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1432 (26.55%) Finance
2 806 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
3 713 (13.22%) ERP
4 711 (13.18%) Manufacturing
5 618 (11.46%) Project Management
6 540 (10.01%) Oracle
7 534 (9.90%) Migration
8 448 (8.31%) SAP BW
9 439 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 422 (7.82%) BusinessObjects
11 421 (7.80%) CRM
12 393 (7.29%) Telecoms
13 391 (7.25%) SQL
13 391 (7.25%) Programme Management
14 388 (7.19%) Microsoft
15 372 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
16 370 (6.86%) SAP FI
17 367 (6.80%) Marketing
18 356 (6.60%) ABAP
19 354 (6.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
20 346 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
21 327 (6.06%) Retail
22 317 (5.88%) Electronics
23 312 (5.78%) Data Migration
24 305 (5.65%) Digital Marketing
25 303 (5.62%) DTV
26 294 (5.45%) SAP CO
27 292 (5.41%) MS Excel
28 289 (5.36%) PRINCE2
29 287 (5.32%) Change Management

SAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 136 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 113 (2.09%) NetWeaver
3 53 (0.98%) WebSphere
4 50 (0.93%) SAS
5 39 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
6 29 (0.54%) SAP Portal
7 25 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 24 (0.44%) Confluence
9 23 (0.43%) SAP EP
9 23 (0.43%) MS Exchange
10 22 (0.41%) CMS
11 18 (0.33%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.26%) Mule
13 13 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
13 13 (0.24%) Lync
14 12 (0.22%) Apache
15 11 (0.20%) JBoss
15 11 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.19%) Tomcat
16 10 (0.19%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 292 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 189 (3.50%) MS Office
3 103 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 92 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 89 (1.65%) MS Project
6 21 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.28%) SPSS
8 6 (0.11%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.093%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.093%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.056%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.056%) HipChat
11 2 (0.037%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.019%) Simulink
12 1 (0.019%) Windchill
12 1 (0.019%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.019%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 370 (6.86%) SAP FI
2 354 (6.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 294 (5.45%) SAP CO
4 284 (5.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 203 (3.76%) SAP CRM
6 190 (3.52%) SAP SD
7 180 (3.34%) SAP HR
8 160 (2.97%) SAP MM
9 152 (2.82%) SAP ERP
10 147 (2.73%) SAP IS-U
11 117 (2.17%) SAP BPC
12 99 (1.84%) SAP PP
13 86 (1.59%) SAP SRM
14 83 (1.54%) SAP APO
15 69 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
15 69 (1.28%) SAP EWM
16 66 (1.22%) SAP WM
17 63 (1.17%) SAP HCM
18 62 (1.15%) SAP Retail
19 54 (1.00%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 100 (1.85%) SuccessFactors
2 42 (0.78%) SaaS
3 35 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (0.56%) Office 365
5 19 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (0.24%) PaaS
6 13 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.17%) IaaS
8 7 (0.13%) Taleo
9 4 (0.074%) Boomi
10 3 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.056%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.037%) Google Checkout
11 2 (0.037%) Yammer
11 2 (0.037%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.019%) GitHub
12 1 (0.019%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.019%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.019%) Veeva
12 1 (0.019%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.06%) SAN
2 31 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 23 (0.43%) WAN
3 23 (0.43%) Firewall
4 22 (0.41%) FTP
5 21 (0.39%) DNS
6 19 (0.35%) HTTP
6 19 (0.35%) LAN
7 17 (0.32%) Intranet
7 17 (0.32%) Internet
8 14 (0.26%) Network Security
9 13 (0.24%) NAS
10 9 (0.17%) DHCP
11 8 (0.15%) VPN
12 7 (0.13%) SMTP
13 6 (0.11%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (0.11%) VLAN
14 5 (0.093%) LDAP
14 5 (0.093%) HTTPS
15 4 (0.074%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (8.31%) SAP BW
2 422 (7.82%) BusinessObjects
3 217 (4.02%) SQL Server
4 181 (3.36%) SAP BI
5 176 (3.26%) SAP HANA
6 168 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
7 134 (2.48%) SAP Data Services
8 91 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 74 (1.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 60 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 60 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
11 59 (1.09%) DB2
12 58 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 52 (0.96%) QlikView
14 48 (0.89%) Relational Database
15 37 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
16 35 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
16 35 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
17 34 (0.63%) Big Data
18 33 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (1.21%) LSMW
2 37 (0.69%) JIRA
3 30 (0.56%) ERwin
4 19 (0.35%) Visual Studio
5 18 (0.33%) Toad
6 16 (0.30%) LoadRunner
6 16 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (0.26%) Git (software)
9 12 (0.22%) Selenium
9 12 (0.22%) Jenkins
10 11 (0.20%) Subversion
11 9 (0.17%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.17%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
12 7 (0.13%) Maven
13 6 (0.11%) HP UFT
14 5 (0.093%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.093%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.093%) PowerDesigner
General
1 1432 (26.55%) Finance
2 711 (13.18%) Manufacturing
3 393 (7.29%) Telecoms
4 367 (6.80%) Marketing
5 327 (6.06%) Retail
6 317 (5.88%) Electronics
7 196 (3.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 173 (3.21%) Banking
9 91 (1.69%) Billing
10 90 (1.67%) Automotive
11 67 (1.24%) German Language
12 58 (1.08%) Legal
13 47 (0.87%) General Ledger
14 30 (0.56%) Back Office
15 26 (0.48%) Spanish Language
16 25 (0.46%) Investment Banking
17 21 (0.39%) Advertising
18 19 (0.35%) Local Government
18 19 (0.35%) French Language
19 14 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1498 (27.77%) Consultant
2 1330 (24.66%) SAP Consultant
3 864 (16.02%) Analyst
4 506 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 480 (8.90%) Architect
6 464 (8.60%) SAP Manager
7 446 (8.27%) Developer
8 350 (6.49%) Business Analyst
9 260 (4.82%) SAP Analyst
10 229 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
11 196 (3.63%) SAP Project Manager
12 186 (3.45%) SAP Architect
13 174 (3.23%) SAP Developer
14 145 (2.69%) SAP Business Analyst
15 127 (2.35%) Data Analyst
16 111 (2.06%) Test Manager
17 103 (1.91%) Test Analyst
18 97 (1.80%) Trainer
19 92 (1.71%) SAP Solutions Architect
20 91 (1.69%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (2.50%) SAP Basis
2 120 (2.22%) Web Services
3 103 (1.91%) SAP PI
4 101 (1.87%) .NET
5 100 (1.85%) XML
6 75 (1.39%) SAP XI
7 72 (1.33%) Middleware
8 71 (1.32%) HTML
9 55 (1.02%) EDI
10 46 (0.85%) SOAP
11 42 (0.78%) BAPI
12 40 (0.74%) J2EE
13 38 (0.70%) CSS
14 36 (0.67%) Web Dynpro
15 35 (0.65%) HTML5
16 33 (0.61%) ASP.NET
17 30 (0.56%) REST
18 27 (0.50%) JSON
19 25 (0.46%) SAP Smart Forms
20 24 (0.44%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 346 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 303 (5.62%) DTV
3 166 (3.08%) FMCG
4 142 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 73 (1.35%) Data Centre
6 58 (1.08%) NHS
7 52 (0.96%) User Experience
8 42 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 38 (0.70%) Smart Meter
10 37 (0.69%) Visualisation
11 35 (0.65%) Data Structures
12 34 (0.63%) PMI
12 34 (0.63%) Replication
12 34 (0.63%) Clustering
13 31 (0.57%) Data Extraction
13 31 (0.57%) Computer Science
14 28 (0.52%) Data Integration
15 26 (0.48%) Statistics
15 26 (0.48%) Mobile App
16 24 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 183 (3.39%) Windows
2 142 (2.63%) UNIX
3 124 (2.30%) Linux
4 51 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 48 (0.89%) AIX
6 47 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (0.46%) VMS
10 23 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 22 (0.41%) Solaris
12 20 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 15 (0.28%) Android
14 10 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.17%) zOS
15 9 (0.17%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.074%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.074%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
2 713 (13.22%) ERP
3 618 (11.46%) Project Management
4 534 (9.90%) Migration
5 439 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 421 (7.80%) CRM
7 391 (7.25%) Programme Management
8 372 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
9 312 (5.78%) Data Migration
10 305 (5.65%) Digital Marketing
11 289 (5.36%) PRINCE2
12 287 (5.32%) Change Management
13 260 (4.82%) SAP Implementation
14 258 (4.78%) ITIL
15 251 (4.65%) Data Modelling
16 245 (4.54%) User Acceptance Testing
17 194 (3.60%) Logistics
18 186 (3.45%) ETL
19 172 (3.19%) Data Management
20 162 (3.00%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 391 (7.25%) SQL
2 356 (6.60%) ABAP
3 224 (4.15%) Java
4 62 (1.15%) C#
5 51 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 46 (0.85%) PL/SQL
7 32 (0.59%) C
7 32 (0.59%) Shell Script
8 31 (0.57%) VBA
9 29 (0.54%) T-SQL
10 26 (0.48%) VB
11 23 (0.43%) SAPscript
12 15 (0.28%) C++
13 13 (0.24%) Perl
13 13 (0.24%) Python
13 13 (0.24%) Ruby
13 13 (0.24%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.24%) R
14 10 (0.19%) PHP
15 9 (0.17%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 212 (3.93%) Security Cleared
2 160 (2.97%) SC Cleared
3 156 (2.89%) Degree
4 54 (1.00%) SAP Certification
4 54 (1.00%) PMI Certification
5 52 (0.96%) ISEB
6 50 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 46 (0.85%) ACCA
8 42 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 39 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 33 (0.61%) CIMA
11 30 (0.56%) PMP
12 28 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (0.46%) CISSP
14 24 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 22 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (0.33%) MCTS
17 16 (0.30%) CCA
18 15 (0.28%) CISM
19 12 (0.22%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (2.45%) QA
2 83 (1.54%) SLA
3 60 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 34 (0.63%) GxP
5 33 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.24%) ISO 9000
7 13 (0.24%) GAAP
8 8 (0.15%) GAMP
9 7 (0.13%) GMP
10 4 (0.074%) GCP
10 4 (0.074%) HL7
10 4 (0.074%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.037%) Basel III
11 2 (0.037%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.037%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.037%) COBIT
11 2 (0.037%) P3O
11 2 (0.037%) COREP
12 1 (0.019%) FINREP
System Software
1 60 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 48 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.63%) Xen
4 23 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 23 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.17%) vSphere
7 8 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (0.15%) Firmware
8 7 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 6 (0.11%) NFS
9 6 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.11%) SRDF
10 5 (0.093%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.093%) Veritas File System
11 4 (0.074%) XenApp
12 2 (0.037%) XenServer
12 2 (0.037%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.037%) ClearTrust
12 2 (0.037%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 74 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.46%) Backup Exec
3 23 (0.43%) SCCM
4 15 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (0.26%) NetBackup
6 13 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 12 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 10 (0.19%) Puppet
9 9 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.13%) SCOM
10 7 (0.13%) EMC VPLEX
11 6 (0.11%) SnapMirror
11 6 (0.11%) SnapVault
12 5 (0.093%) WSUS
12 5 (0.093%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.074%) Nagios
13 4 (0.074%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.056%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 540 (10.01%) Oracle
2 388 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 152 (2.82%) IBM
4 130 (2.41%) HP
5 88 (1.63%) VMware
6 83 (1.54%) Ariba
7 75 (1.39%) Citrix
8 68 (1.26%) Informatica
9 52 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
10 50 (0.93%) Adobe
11 43 (0.80%) Cognos
12 41 (0.76%) Symantec
13 39 (0.72%) Red Hat
14 38 (0.70%) Sybase
15 37 (0.69%) OpenText
16 36 (0.67%) Cisco
16 36 (0.67%) JD Edwards
17 35 (0.65%) hybris
18 33 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
19 29 (0.54%) EMC
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