The first table below looks at the demand for SAP SD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP SD over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Sales and Distribution (SD)
Rank 95 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing SAP SD 18 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Business Applications category 6.27% 3.70% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate £485 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £440 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £532 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
287 216 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.98% 11.45% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 91 94
Average daily rate £399 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.38% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 29 10
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £31.05 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
SAP SD
England

SAP SD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP SD across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

SAP SD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SAP SD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAP SD across the West Midlands region.

SAP SD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SAP SD
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP SD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SAP SD Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SAP SD
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAP SD across the West Midlands region.

SAP SD Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SAP SD
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP SD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 7 £485 - 3
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
SAP SD
England

SAP SD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing SAP SD 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 SD.

1 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 11 (45.83%) Logistics
3 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) VMS
4 7 (29.17%) ERP
5 6 (25.00%) SAP MM
6 5 (20.83%) SAP FI
6 5 (20.83%) SAP CO
6 5 (20.83%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (16.67%) Billing
7 4 (16.67%) Automotive
7 4 (16.67%) ABAP
7 4 (16.67%) SAP EWM
7 4 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
8 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Resource Management
8 3 (12.50%) EDI
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
9 2 (8.33%) SAP WM
9 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
9 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.33%) SAP ALE
10 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
10 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
10 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (4.17%) SAP LE
10 1 (4.17%) SAP Implementation

SAP SD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing SAP SD 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 SD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) SAP MM
2 5 (20.83%) SAP FI
2 5 (20.83%) SAP CO
2 5 (20.83%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (16.67%) SAP EWM
4 2 (8.33%) SAP WM
5 1 (4.17%) SAP LE
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Billing
2 4 (16.67%) Automotive
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Consultant
1 16 (66.67%) SAP Consultant
2 10 (41.67%) SAP SD Consultant
3 6 (25.00%) Architect
3 6 (25.00%) SAP Architect
4 5 (20.83%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (16.67%) SAP EWM Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) SAP MM Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) SAP Support
6 2 (8.33%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) UAT Tester
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Support Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior SAP Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Senior SAP SD Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
7 1 (4.17%) SAP SD Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) EDI
2 2 (8.33%) SAP ALE
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Logistics
2 7 (29.17%) ERP
3 4 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) HP
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