The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

SAP
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 43 38
Rank change year-on-year +31 -5  
Contract jobs citing SAP 44 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.03% 4.24% 4.23%
As % of the Vendors category 18.49% 9.00% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 16
Median daily rate £450 £483 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.73% +17.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £320 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.95 £19.00
% change year-on-year +53.24% -5.55%  

SAP is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 238 478 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.43% 47.19% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 273 220
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 22
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +12.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.14 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for SAP in Cheshire

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAP in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP in Cheshire

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP in Cheshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP in Cheshire

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP in Cheshire

SAP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +1 13 £450 -10.00%
Warrington +28 4 £110 -65.62%
Ellesmere Port - 3 - -
Runcorn - 3 £500 -
Alderley Edge 0 2 £413 +10.00%
Crewe +5 1 - -
SAP
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SAP.

1 30 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (20.00%) Hyperion
2 12 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 12 (20.00%) Degree
2 12 (20.00%) SAP HCM
2 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
4 10 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (15.00%) SAP Payroll
6 8 (13.33%) Data Analysis
6 8 (13.33%) Project Management
6 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (11.67%) MS Office
7 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
7 7 (11.67%) SAP FI
7 7 (11.67%) SAP CO
7 7 (11.67%) Workflow
7 7 (11.67%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (10.00%) Migration
8 6 (10.00%) Time Management
8 6 (10.00%) Performance Management
8 6 (10.00%) Oracle
8 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 5 (8.33%) MS Access
10 4 (6.67%) Logistics
10 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
10 4 (6.67%) SAP Certification
10 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
10 4 (6.67%) VBA
10 4 (6.67%) C

SAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.67%) SAS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (11.67%) MS Office
2 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (20.00%) SAP HCM
2 9 (15.00%) SAP Payroll
3 7 (11.67%) SAP CO
3 7 (11.67%) SAP FI
3 7 (11.67%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (6.67%) SAP GTS
5 2 (3.33%) SAP Business One
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (1.67%) SAP HR
6 1 (1.67%) SAP MDG
6 1 (1.67%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) MS Access
2 3 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.33%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.67%) Big Data
4 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.67%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.67%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 30 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
3 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Consultant
1 24 (40.00%) SAP Consultant
2 13 (21.67%) Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) SAP HCM Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.33%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Access Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (6.67%) SAP Financial Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Trainer
7 3 (5.00%) Finance Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) SAP Data Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) SAP Financial Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) SAP Financial Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) REST
1 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 8 (13.33%) Data Analysis
2 8 (13.33%) Project Management
3 7 (11.67%) Workflow
4 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (10.00%) Migration
4 6 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 6 (10.00%) Time Management
5 4 (6.67%) Cutover Planning
5 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 4 (6.67%) Logistics
6 3 (5.00%) Coaching
6 3 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (5.00%) Data Entry
6 3 (5.00%) Resource Management
6 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.33%) Data Management
7 2 (3.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) C
1 4 (6.67%) VBA
2 3 (5.00%) ABAP
3 1 (1.67%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.67%) Perl
3 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.67%) Python
3 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Degree
1 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) SAP Certification
4 3 (5.00%) HND
5 1 (1.67%) ACCA
5 1 (1.67%) CIMA
5 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Hyperion
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Informatica