Period
to 27 January 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 27 January 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 45 57
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12 -12
Contract jobs citing SAP 1,504 3,097 3,773
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.28% 4.77% 4.20%
As % of the Vendors category 10.27% 11.11% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,231 1,988 2,334
Median daily rate £500 £500 £499
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.25% +1.79%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £325
90th Percentile £713 £700 £665
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 45 45
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -10.00% +49.25%
10th Percentile £14.16 £10.74 £11.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.33 £59.50
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £46.19
% change year-on-year +12.20% -55.61% +177.80%

SAP is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 14,643 27,881 37,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.69% 42.91% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,450 17,915 23,786
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £250 £224 £256
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 1,110 1,327
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.60 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.66% +6.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £59.63 £50.03 £47.09
Median hourly rate £24.38 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.35% +6.89% +2.91%

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SAP in England

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAP in England.

Daily rate trend for SAP in England

SAP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAP in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SAP in England

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAP in England.

Hourly rate trend for SAP in England

SAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAP in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SAP in England

SAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the England region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 535 £525 - 92
South East +2 262 £445 -11.00% 39
North of England -8 157 £500 -4.76% 41
South West +7 123 £550 +4.76% 23
Midlands -6 116 £441 -16.00% 48
North West -14 108 £525 - 25
West Midlands -10 70 £432 -17.71% 28
East of England +9 68 £445 -1.11% 16
East Midlands +4 43 £513 +9.33% 20
Yorkshire +1 35 £450 -14.29% 15
North East +26 18 £475 -26.92% 1
SAP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SAP.

1 569 (37.83%) Finance
2 502 (33.38%) Business Intelligence
3 450 (29.92%) Manufacturing
4 426 (28.32%) Public Sector
5 405 (26.93%) Marketing
6 399 (26.53%) Programme Management
7 383 (25.47%) Telecoms
8 379 (25.20%) Electronics
8 379 (25.20%) Digital Marketing
9 249 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
10 229 (15.23%) SAP S/4HANA
11 192 (12.77%) Azure
12 191 (12.70%) SQL
13 187 (12.43%) Security Cleared
14 180 (11.97%) Oracle
15 159 (10.57%) Analytics
16 156 (10.37%) Migration
17 139 (9.24%) Microsoft
17 139 (9.24%) Data Modelling
18 137 (9.11%) ERP
18 137 (9.11%) SC Cleared
19 131 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
20 129 (8.58%) Java
21 115 (7.65%) Project Management
22 112 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
23 109 (7.25%) AWS
24 106 (7.05%) Windows
25 100 (6.65%) CRM
26 99 (6.58%) Linux
27 98 (6.52%) SAP HANA

SAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 45 (2.99%) Confluence
2 43 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.60%) Mule
4 18 (1.20%) Red Hat Fuse
5 17 (1.13%) NetWeaver
6 16 (1.06%) CMS
7 14 (0.93%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
8 13 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.60%) Headless CMS
10 9 (0.60%) JBoss
11 8 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.47%) SAP Portal
12 7 (0.47%) SAS
13 6 (0.40%) ArcGIS
13 6 (0.40%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 51 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.066%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.066%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.066%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.066%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.066%) Snagit
7 1 (0.066%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 229 (15.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 43 (2.86%) SAP FI
3 37 (2.46%) SAP CO
4 35 (2.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 34 (2.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 33 (2.19%) SAP Hybris
7 28 (1.86%) SAP CRM
7 28 (1.86%) SAP SD
8 24 (1.60%) SAP MM
9 23 (1.53%) SAP ERP
10 20 (1.33%) SAP FI-CA
11 18 (1.20%) SAP PLM
12 16 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
12 16 (1.06%) SAP EWM
12 16 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 15 (1.00%) SAP GRC
13 15 (1.00%) SAP PSCD
13 15 (1.00%) SAP WM
14 13 (0.86%) SAP PP
15 12 (0.80%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 192 (12.77%) Azure
2 109 (7.25%) AWS
3 78 (5.19%) Power Platform
4 47 (3.13%) Office 365
4 47 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
5 30 (1.99%) SaaS
6 25 (1.66%) GCP
7 22 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (1.33%) Amazon EKS
8 20 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
9 17 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (0.86%) PaaS
11 10 (0.66%) IaaS
11 10 (0.66%) Serverless
12 9 (0.60%) PowerApps
13 8 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.53%) Boomi
13 8 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 7 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.53%) Firewall
2 19 (1.26%) HTTP
3 13 (0.86%) VoIP
4 12 (0.80%) DNS
5 11 (0.73%) VPN
6 10 (0.66%) DHCP
7 9 (0.60%) Internet
7 9 (0.60%) WAN
7 9 (0.60%) Wireless
8 8 (0.53%) Skype
9 7 (0.47%) Network Security
10 6 (0.40%) MPLS
10 6 (0.40%) PBX
10 6 (0.40%) VSAN
11 4 (0.27%) FTP
11 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.20%) LAN
12 3 (0.20%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.20%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (6.52%) SAP HANA
2 87 (5.78%) SAP BW
3 76 (5.05%) SQL Server
4 75 (4.99%) BusinessObjects
5 67 (4.45%) Power BI
6 61 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (3.46%) SAP Data Services
8 36 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (1.99%) Oracle Database
10 29 (1.93%) MySQL
11 28 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
12 26 (1.73%) Data Lake
13 20 (1.33%) Big Data
14 19 (1.26%) Relational Database
15 18 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 18 (1.20%) DB2
15 18 (1.20%) Tableau
16 15 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
17 14 (0.93%) MongoDB
17 14 (0.93%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 67 (4.45%) JIRA
2 45 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 38 (2.53%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.33%) Postman
5 19 (1.26%) SoapUI
6 18 (1.20%) Cucumber
6 18 (1.20%) GitLab
6 18 (1.20%) Toad
7 17 (1.13%) Artifactory
8 15 (1.00%) Selenium
9 12 (0.80%) Ant
9 12 (0.80%) CA Gen
10 9 (0.60%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.60%) ERwin
10 9 (0.60%) JMeter
11 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.40%) Maven
13 5 (0.33%) ER Studio
13 5 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.27%) NWDS
General
1 569 (37.83%) Finance
2 450 (29.92%) Manufacturing
3 426 (28.32%) Public Sector
4 405 (26.93%) Marketing
5 383 (25.47%) Telecoms
6 379 (25.20%) Electronics
7 63 (4.19%) Retail
8 32 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 30 (1.99%) Billing
10 23 (1.53%) Back Office
11 20 (1.33%) German Language
12 19 (1.26%) Publishing
13 18 (1.20%) French Language
14 16 (1.06%) Banking
15 13 (0.86%) Legal
16 12 (0.80%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.80%) Law
17 11 (0.73%) Spanish Language
18 8 (0.53%) Italian Language
19 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 302 (20.08%) Consultant
2 234 (15.56%) SAP Consultant
3 233 (15.49%) Architect
4 195 (12.97%) Analyst
5 181 (12.03%) Developer
6 99 (6.58%) Project Manager
7 81 (5.39%) Business Analyst
8 80 (5.32%) SAP Manager
9 73 (4.85%) Data Architect
10 70 (4.65%) SAP Architect
11 61 (4.06%) SAP Analyst
12 59 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
13 48 (3.19%) Java Developer
14 45 (2.99%) SAP Developer
15 44 (2.93%) Data Analyst
16 39 (2.59%) Data Modeller
17 37 (2.46%) SAP Project Manager
18 34 (2.26%) Integration Developer
19 33 (2.19%) Data Engineer
20 29 (1.93%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (5.32%) XML
2 70 (4.65%) Web Services
3 61 (4.06%) Middleware
4 55 (3.66%) JSON
5 54 (3.59%) SOAP
6 43 (2.86%) HTML
6 43 (2.86%) RESTful
7 32 (2.13%) J2EE
8 29 (1.93%) .NET
9 27 (1.80%) SAP Basis
10 26 (1.73%) Kafka
10 26 (1.73%) XSLT
11 25 (1.66%) SAP Fiori
12 22 (1.46%) CSS
13 20 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
14 18 (1.20%) HTML5
15 16 (1.06%) REST
16 15 (1.00%) Apache Camel
16 15 (1.00%) Node.js
17 14 (0.93%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (3.46%) FMCG
3 41 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 41 (2.73%) NHS
4 30 (1.99%) User Experience
5 27 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (1.46%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.26%) Public Cloud
8 16 (1.06%) PKI
9 15 (1.00%) Data Structures
10 12 (0.80%) EPoS
10 12 (0.80%) Reference Data
11 11 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.60%) Life Science
13 7 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.47%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.47%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.40%) e-Learning
14 6 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
15 5 (0.33%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 106 (7.05%) Windows
2 99 (6.58%) Linux
3 46 (3.06%) Unix
4 28 (1.86%) Windows 10
5 26 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.86%) SUSE
7 11 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (0.53%) Android
9 7 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.40%) AIX
10 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.27%) zOS
12 3 (0.20%) MVS
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.13%) VME
13 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (33.38%) Business Intelligence
2 399 (26.53%) Programme Management
3 379 (25.20%) Digital Marketing
4 249 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (10.57%) Analytics
6 156 (10.37%) Migration
7 139 (9.24%) Data Modelling
8 137 (9.11%) ERP
9 131 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 115 (7.65%) Project Management
11 100 (6.65%) CRM
12 90 (5.98%) DevOps
13 85 (5.65%) Data Migration
14 79 (5.25%) Problem-Solving
15 75 (4.99%) ETL
16 72 (4.79%) E-Commerce
17 70 (4.65%) Data Architecture
18 67 (4.45%) Data Analysis
19 60 (3.99%) Data Governance
20 59 (3.92%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 191 (12.70%) SQL
2 129 (8.58%) Java
3 65 (4.32%) Python
4 56 (3.72%) JavaScript
5 51 (3.39%) ABAP
6 46 (3.06%) PL/SQL
7 30 (1.99%) Perl
7 30 (1.99%) XPath
8 26 (1.73%) C
9 23 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.46%) C#
11 15 (1.00%) Apex Code
12 14 (0.93%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.86%) PowerShell
14 10 (0.66%) R
15 9 (0.60%) VBA
16 8 (0.53%) VB
17 7 (0.47%) ActionScript
17 7 (0.47%) ActionScript 2.0
18 6 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 187 (12.43%) Security Cleared
2 137 (9.11%) SC Cleared
3 54 (3.59%) Degree
4 36 (2.39%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.06%) ISEB
6 29 (1.93%) ISTQB
7 28 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.66%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.60%) PMP
10 8 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.40%) CCA
12 6 (0.40%) CISSP
12 6 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.33%) MCSE
13 5 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.27%) APMP
14 4 (0.27%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.79%) QA
2 38 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 33 (2.19%) SLA
4 29 (1.93%) PMO
5 23 (1.53%) GDPR
6 14 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.80%) NIST
7 12 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.66%) COBIT
8 10 (0.66%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.53%) NCSC
10 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.40%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.33%) ITGC
11 5 (0.33%) RMADS
12 4 (0.27%) IFRS
13 3 (0.20%) Dublin Core
13 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 47 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 44 (2.93%) Docker
3 21 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.53%) HDFS
5 7 (0.47%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.40%) Terminal Server
7 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.27%) RACF
8 4 (0.27%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.20%) vSphere
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.066%) iptables
Systems Management
1 37 (2.46%) Kubernetes
2 36 (2.39%) Terraform
3 29 (1.93%) Ansible
4 23 (1.53%) Prometheus
5 22 (1.46%) Grafana
5 22 (1.46%) Rancher
6 21 (1.40%) Consul
7 20 (1.33%) Istio
7 20 (1.33%) Kibana
7 20 (1.33%) logstash
8 18 (1.20%) Fluentd
9 16 (1.06%) Puppet
10 12 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.66%) SCCM
12 7 (0.47%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.40%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.33%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
15 4 (0.27%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 180 (11.97%) Oracle
2 139 (9.24%) Microsoft
3 53 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
4 48 (3.19%) Ariba
5 47 (3.13%) hybris
6 37 (2.46%) Sparx
7 34 (2.26%) Remedy
8 25 (1.66%) Google
8 25 (1.66%) IBM
9 24 (1.60%) VMware
9 24 (1.60%) webMethods
10 22 (1.46%) Splunk
11 21 (1.40%) AppDynamics
11 21 (1.40%) ServiceNow
12 19 (1.26%) MuleSoft
13 17 (1.13%) Concur
13 17 (1.13%) Informatica
13 17 (1.13%) Talend
14 14 (0.93%) Adobe
14 14 (0.93%) Red Hat