The first table below looks at the demand for SAP XI 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 XI over the 3 months to 23 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 of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI)
Rank 120 103 102
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing SAP XI 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.38% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -13.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
581 521 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.51% 26.50% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 287 295
Average daily rate £325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £25.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
SAP XI
England

SAP XI
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP XI across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SAP XI Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SAP XI
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 XI across the West Midlands region.

SAP XI Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SAP XI
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 XI across the West Midlands region.

SAP XI Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SAP XI
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing SAP XI 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 XI.

1 1 (100.00%) ABAP
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (100.00%) NetWeaver
1 1 (100.00%) SAML
1 1 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Basis
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Implementation
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Portal
1 1 (100.00%) SAP GTS
1 1 (100.00%) PowerHA

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing SAP XI 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 XI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) NetWeaver
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SAP GTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SAP BW
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SAML
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Basis
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Implementation
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SAP