Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 51 50
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing SAP 2,474 1,530 3,931
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.33% 4.69% 4.71%
As % of the Vendors category 10.59% 10.88% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,550 941 2,316
10th Percentile £350 £348 £333
25th Percentile £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £588
90th Percentile £725 £738 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 60
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.64 £11.05
25th Percentile £17.55 £17.86 £16.13
Median hourly rate £35.25 £32.45 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.63% +18.00% +2.80%
75th Percentile £56.81 £37.50 £53.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £50.75 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +20.97% +10.71% +4.67%

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 23,352 14,057 35,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.85% 43.05% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,300 9,179 22,331
10th Percentile £285 £258 £255
25th Percentile £400 £366 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £563
90th Percentile £690 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 467 1,164
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.31 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.90 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -4.52% +6.42% +6.86%
75th Percentile £41.41 £35.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +2 1,053 £575 +4.55% 148
South East -18 352 £475 -4.04% 45
Midlands +1 243 £450 - 66
North of England +7 212 £525 +0.96% 69
South West +4 192 £500 -4.76% 47
West Midlands +1 147 £477 +6.06% 45
Yorkshire +42 106 £525 +5.00% 32
North West -21 99 £533 +1.46% 34
East Midlands +3 91 £413 -8.33% 20
East of England -17 56 £495 -1.00% 30
North East +1 7 £438 -23.91% 3
SAP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 974 (39.37%) Finance
2 601 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
3 574 (23.20%) Social Skills
4 573 (23.16%) Manufacturing
5 476 (19.24%) Public Sector
6 464 (18.76%) SAP S/4HANA
7 451 (18.23%) Programme Management
7 451 (18.23%) Marketing
8 442 (17.87%) Telecoms
9 415 (16.77%) Digital Marketing
10 412 (16.65%) Electronics
11 396 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
12 365 (14.75%) ERP
13 358 (14.47%) Migration
14 312 (12.61%) Oracle
15 310 (12.53%) Azure
16 271 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 264 (10.67%) SQL
18 225 (9.09%) Microsoft
19 222 (8.97%) Project Management
20 200 (8.08%) Data Migration
21 196 (7.92%) Security Cleared
22 195 (7.88%) AWS
23 191 (7.72%) Data Modelling
24 176 (7.11%) SAP HANA
25 173 (6.99%) Analytics
26 171 (6.91%) Retail
27 160 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
28 155 (6.27%) DevOps
28 155 (6.27%) SC Cleared

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 46 (1.86%) Confluence
2 45 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.05%) Apache Spark
4 22 (0.89%) Apache
5 20 (0.81%) SAP Portal
6 15 (0.61%) NetWeaver
7 13 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
7 13 (0.53%) SAS
8 11 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.40%) JBoss
9 10 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.24%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.20%) CMS
13 5 (0.20%) nginx
14 4 (0.16%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 92 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
3 39 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.12%) SPSS
8 2 (0.081%) InVision
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.040%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.040%) Figma
9 1 (0.040%) Flinto
9 1 (0.040%) Marvel
9 1 (0.040%) Sketch
9 1 (0.040%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 464 (18.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 95 (3.84%) SAP FI
3 78 (3.15%) SAP CO
4 77 (3.11%) SAP ERP
5 75 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
6 70 (2.83%) SAP Hybris
7 50 (2.02%) SAP MM
8 47 (1.90%) SAP Retail
9 43 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 41 (1.66%) SAP SD
11 38 (1.54%) SAP PP
12 33 (1.33%) NetSuite
13 32 (1.29%) SAP MDG
14 30 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
15 27 (1.09%) SAP PSCD
16 25 (1.01%) SAP HCM
17 24 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
18 23 (0.93%) SAP CRM
19 22 (0.89%) Magento
20 21 (0.85%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 310 (12.53%) Azure
2 195 (7.88%) AWS
3 134 (5.42%) SuccessFactors
4 114 (4.61%) Power Platform
4 114 (4.61%) SaaS
5 77 (3.11%) PaaS
6 76 (3.07%) IaaS
7 62 (2.51%) Microsoft 365
8 37 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
10 30 (1.21%) Amazon EKS
11 29 (1.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 26 (1.05%) GitHub
12 26 (1.05%) Serverless
13 20 (0.81%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 20 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
13 20 (0.81%) GCP
14 18 (0.73%) Amazon S3
14 18 (0.73%) Snowflake
15 14 (0.57%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.50%) HTTP
2 30 (1.21%) Firewall
3 26 (1.05%) DNS
4 24 (0.97%) VPN
5 21 (0.85%) FTP
6 15 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (0.53%) WAN
8 12 (0.49%) Network Security
9 10 (0.40%) DHCP
9 10 (0.40%) PBX
9 10 (0.40%) Wireless
10 9 (0.36%) Internet
10 9 (0.36%) LAN
10 9 (0.36%) SAN
11 7 (0.28%) Skype
11 7 (0.28%) VoIP
12 4 (0.16%) MPLS
12 4 (0.16%) SD-WAN
12 4 (0.16%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (7.11%) SAP HANA
2 118 (4.77%) SAP BW
3 105 (4.24%) Power BI
4 99 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (3.11%) SQL Server
6 76 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
7 56 (2.26%) Metadata
8 47 (1.90%) Oracle Database
9 45 (1.82%) Big Data
10 39 (1.58%) Relational Database
11 38 (1.54%) Data Lake
12 33 (1.33%) MySQL
12 33 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (1.21%) Metadata Repository
14 29 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 24 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
16 23 (0.93%) NoSQL
16 23 (0.93%) SAP Data Services
16 23 (0.93%) Tableau
17 21 (0.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 104 (4.20%) JIRA
2 70 (2.83%) Git (software)
3 64 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 24 (0.97%) Subversion
5 22 (0.89%) Cucumber
6 21 (0.85%) PowerDesigner
7 18 (0.73%) Selenium
8 14 (0.57%) Gatling
9 13 (0.53%) GitLab
9 13 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.44%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.40%) Maven
11 10 (0.40%) Postman
11 10 (0.40%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.36%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.32%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.32%) Hudson
13 8 (0.32%) JMeter
13 8 (0.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 974 (39.37%) Finance
2 574 (23.20%) Social Skills
3 573 (23.16%) Manufacturing
4 476 (19.24%) Public Sector
5 451 (18.23%) Marketing
6 442 (17.87%) Telecoms
7 412 (16.65%) Electronics
8 171 (6.91%) Retail
9 160 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
10 82 (3.31%) Presentation Skills
11 55 (2.22%) Legal
12 49 (1.98%) Billing
13 47 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
14 43 (1.74%) Banking
15 39 (1.58%) Influencing Skills
16 37 (1.50%) General Ledger
17 36 (1.46%) Aerospace
18 28 (1.13%) Law
19 25 (1.01%) Automotive
20 19 (0.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 522 (21.10%) Consultant
2 403 (16.29%) SAP Consultant
3 373 (15.08%) Architect
4 313 (12.65%) Analyst
5 226 (9.14%) Developer
6 208 (8.41%) Project Manager
7 142 (5.74%) SAP Manager
8 141 (5.70%) Solutions Architect
9 128 (5.17%) Business Analyst
10 102 (4.12%) SAP Analyst
10 102 (4.12%) SAP Architect
11 92 (3.72%) Data Architect
11 92 (3.72%) SAP Developer
12 88 (3.56%) Functional Consultant
13 73 (2.95%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 73 (2.95%) SAP Project Manager
14 61 (2.47%) Data Analyst
15 60 (2.43%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
16 47 (1.90%) DevOps Engineer
17 45 (1.82%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (2.79%) XML
2 64 (2.59%) Web Services
3 50 (2.02%) SOAP
4 47 (1.90%) JSON
4 47 (1.90%) REST
5 44 (1.78%) SAP Basis
6 40 (1.62%) Node.js
6 40 (1.62%) SAP PI
7 36 (1.46%) SAP Fiori
8 34 (1.37%) .NET
8 34 (1.37%) HTML
8 34 (1.37%) Spring
9 33 (1.33%) Middleware
10 27 (1.09%) Kafka
11 26 (1.05%) J2EE
11 26 (1.05%) RESTful
12 25 (1.01%) IDoc
13 22 (0.89%) CSS
14 21 (0.85%) EDI
15 20 (0.81%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 81 (3.27%) Management Information System
2 57 (2.30%) NHS
3 49 (1.98%) Legacy Systems
4 45 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (1.50%) Public Cloud
6 35 (1.41%) Virtual Team
7 34 (1.37%) FMCG
8 33 (1.33%) User Experience
9 32 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (0.81%) Clustering
11 18 (0.73%) Cloud Native
12 17 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (0.65%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.53%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.53%) Legacy Applications
15 12 (0.49%) Reference Data
15 12 (0.49%) Social Media
16 11 (0.44%) Data Centre
16 11 (0.44%) Life Science
17 10 (0.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 115 (4.65%) Linux
2 110 (4.45%) Windows
3 52 (2.10%) Unix
4 30 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 20 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (0.73%) Windows 10
7 17 (0.69%) Android
8 15 (0.61%) AIX
8 15 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.57%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (0.57%) SUSE
10 11 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (0.32%) VMS
12 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.24%) Solaris
14 5 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.12%) Debian
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
2 451 (18.23%) Programme Management
3 415 (16.77%) Digital Marketing
4 396 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
5 365 (14.75%) ERP
6 358 (14.47%) Migration
7 271 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 222 (8.97%) Project Management
9 200 (8.08%) Data Migration
10 191 (7.72%) Data Modelling
11 173 (6.99%) Analytics
12 155 (6.27%) DevOps
13 150 (6.06%) Logistics
14 143 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
15 140 (5.66%) Change Management
16 138 (5.58%) CRM
17 124 (5.01%) Project Delivery
18 107 (4.32%) ETL
19 105 (4.24%) Test Automation
20 103 (4.16%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 264 (10.67%) SQL
2 150 (6.06%) Java
3 105 (4.24%) ABAP
4 98 (3.96%) Python
5 87 (3.52%) JavaScript
6 37 (1.50%) PL/SQL
7 35 (1.41%) C#
8 34 (1.37%) Perl
9 33 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 32 (1.29%) PowerShell
11 31 (1.25%) C
12 29 (1.17%) T-SQL
13 22 (0.89%) Ruby
14 19 (0.77%) TypeScript
15 15 (0.61%) R
15 15 (0.61%) VBA
16 13 (0.53%) Kotlin
17 12 (0.49%) PHP
18 10 (0.40%) Apex Code
19 9 (0.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 196 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 155 (6.27%) SC Cleared
3 102 (4.12%) Degree
4 32 (1.29%) ISTQB
4 32 (1.29%) PMI Certification
4 32 (1.29%) PMP
5 31 (1.25%) ISEB
6 29 (1.17%) DV Cleared
7 25 (1.01%) ACCA
7 25 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 24 (0.97%) CIMA
9 17 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (0.61%) CISSP
10 15 (0.61%) SAP Certification
11 13 (0.53%) CCA
12 10 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
13 9 (0.36%) CISA
13 9 (0.36%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.32%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.92%) QA
2 85 (3.44%) Data Quality
3 63 (2.55%) PMO
4 26 (1.05%) GDPR
5 20 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (0.81%) SLA
6 18 (0.73%) GRC
7 11 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.36%) COBIT
8 9 (0.36%) IFRS
9 7 (0.28%) GxP
9 7 (0.28%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.24%) Accessibility
10 6 (0.24%) ITGC
10 6 (0.24%) RMADS
11 5 (0.20%) NIST
11 5 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.16%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.16%) NCSC
13 3 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 66 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 54 (2.18%) Docker
3 13 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.28%) NFS
5 6 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.16%) HDFS
6 4 (0.16%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.12%) XenApp
8 2 (0.081%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.081%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.081%) vSphere
9 1 (0.040%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.040%) SAP ITS
9 1 (0.040%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.040%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 66 (2.67%) Kubernetes
2 57 (2.30%) Terraform
3 42 (1.70%) Ansible
4 24 (0.97%) Rancher
5 20 (0.81%) Grafana
6 19 (0.77%) Istio
6 19 (0.77%) Kibana
6 19 (0.77%) Prometheus
7 17 (0.69%) Consul
7 17 (0.69%) Fluentd
7 17 (0.69%) logstash
8 15 (0.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 15 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.53%) SCCM
10 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
11 11 (0.44%) Data Guard
12 9 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.32%) HP ALM
14 7 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 312 (12.61%) Oracle
2 225 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 152 (6.14%) Salesforce.com
4 88 (3.56%) Ariba
5 87 (3.52%) hybris
6 76 (3.07%) Workday
7 51 (2.06%) IBM
8 37 (1.50%) Google
8 37 (1.50%) Remedy
9 35 (1.41%) MuleSoft
10 32 (1.29%) Databricks
10 32 (1.29%) VMware
11 30 (1.21%) BiZZdesign
11 30 (1.21%) Concur
11 30 (1.21%) Sage
12 29 (1.17%) Adobe
12 29 (1.17%) Red Hat
13 28 (1.13%) Informatica
13 28 (1.13%) ServiceNow
14 26 (1.05%) Sparx