Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 51 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18 +5
Contract jobs citing SAP 3,995 4,154 5,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.80% 4.41% 5.82%
As % of the Vendors category 11.26% 10.61% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,380 2,443 2,868
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £347 £315 £318
90th Percentile £675 £665 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 55 71
England median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +44.44% -21.74%
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.66 £11.53
90th Percentile £63.75 £47.50 £65.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.80% +48.61% -15.81%

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 35,477 39,166 38,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.66% 41.62% 43.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,368 24,472 23,795
England median daily rate £460 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £260
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £428
% change year-on-year - +5.14% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,253 1,424 1,262
England median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +2.94% -2.37%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.40
90th Percentile £52.25 £47.37 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% +2.94% -2.86%

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SAP in England

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP in England

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP in England

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP in England

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor 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 17 August 2019. 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 +16 1,532 £510 -0.97% 123
South East +6 907 £495 +5.32% 121
North of England +4 429 £475 +8.57% 133
Midlands +4 363 £475 - 97
South West +17 334 £525 +31.25% 55
North West +5 276 £500 +5.26% 86
West Midlands +5 262 £481 -3.75% 54
East of England -8 258 £500 -4.76% 45
Yorkshire +16 129 £425 - 31
East Midlands -18 75 £425 -5.56% 43
North East -22 21 £425 +27.82% 16
South Coast 0 13 £275 -35.29%
SAP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 1,348 (33.74%) Finance
2 794 (19.87%) Manufacturing
3 759 (19.00%) Business Intelligence
4 643 (16.10%) ERP
5 636 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
6 624 (15.62%) SAP S/4HANA
7 535 (13.39%) Marketing
8 531 (13.29%) Programme Management
9 505 (12.64%) Telecoms
10 484 (12.12%) Electronics
10 484 (12.12%) Digital Marketing
11 415 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 413 (10.34%) Project Management
13 412 (10.31%) Migration
14 368 (9.21%) Oracle
15 314 (7.86%) Security Cleared
16 312 (7.81%) SQL
17 305 (7.63%) Microsoft
18 290 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
19 276 (6.91%) SAP FI
20 267 (6.68%) SAP HANA
20 267 (6.68%) Problem-Solving
21 263 (6.58%) Retail
22 240 (6.01%) Java
23 237 (5.93%) ABAP
24 234 (5.86%) SAP CO
25 226 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
26 225 (5.63%) SAP FI/CO
27 220 (5.51%) SuccessFactors
28 217 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure

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 98 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 66 (1.65%) Confluence
2 66 (1.65%) Mule
3 54 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 52 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
5 50 (1.25%) Apache Spark
6 41 (1.03%) NetWeaver
7 26 (0.65%) Apache
8 23 (0.58%) SAP Portal
9 18 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 17 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 14 (0.35%) Anypoint
12 13 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.33%) Pachyderm
12 13 (0.33%) SAS
13 11 (0.28%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.25%) Skype for Business
15 8 (0.20%) CMS
15 8 (0.20%) JBoss
16 6 (0.15%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 226 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 44 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.13%) Sketch
9 3 (0.075%) SPSS
10 2 (0.050%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.050%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.025%) InDesign
11 1 (0.025%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 624 (15.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 276 (6.91%) SAP FI
3 234 (5.86%) SAP CO
4 225 (5.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 204 (5.11%) SAP ERP
6 117 (2.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 107 (2.68%) SAP HR
8 100 (2.50%) SAP BPC
9 95 (2.38%) SAP MM
10 91 (2.28%) SAP HCM
11 82 (2.05%) SAP SD
12 68 (1.70%) SAP Hybris
13 59 (1.48%) SAP PP
14 56 (1.40%) SAP MDG
14 56 (1.40%) SAP Retail
15 45 (1.13%) SAP WM
16 42 (1.05%) SAP Payroll
17 38 (0.95%) SAP CRM
17 38 (0.95%) SAP QM
18 33 (0.83%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 220 (5.51%) SuccessFactors
2 217 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 166 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (2.78%) Power Platform
5 86 (2.15%) SaaS
6 75 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
7 59 (1.48%) Office 365
8 51 (1.28%) PaaS
9 47 (1.18%) Serverless
10 38 (0.95%) Amazon S3
11 36 (0.90%) IaaS
12 35 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
13 29 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
14 28 (0.70%) CloudFront
15 26 (0.65%) GitHub
16 22 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
17 18 (0.45%) Boomi
18 17 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
19 15 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
20 10 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 34 (0.85%) Firewall
2 30 (0.75%) HTTP
3 23 (0.58%) DNS
4 18 (0.45%) Internet
4 18 (0.45%) Skype
5 15 (0.38%) WAN
6 12 (0.30%) Intranet
7 8 (0.20%) DHCP
7 8 (0.20%) LAN
7 8 (0.20%) RFID
8 7 (0.18%) NetScaler
8 7 (0.18%) SMTP
8 7 (0.18%) VPN
8 7 (0.18%) Wireless
9 6 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.15%) FTP
9 6 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.13%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.13%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (6.68%) SAP HANA
2 217 (5.43%) SAP BW
3 156 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
4 143 (3.58%) SQL Server
5 133 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 111 (2.78%) Power BI
7 87 (2.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 63 (1.58%) Big Data
9 55 (1.38%) SAP Data Services
10 52 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 52 (1.30%) Relational Database
11 49 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 36 (0.90%) Hadoop
13 33 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 26 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (0.63%) Data Lake
16 24 (0.60%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.55%) Lumira
17 22 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
18 20 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 169 (4.23%) JIRA
2 121 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 56 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 42 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
5 31 (0.78%) LSMW
5 31 (0.78%) Selenium
6 26 (0.65%) Maven
7 25 (0.63%) HP UFT
8 23 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (0.40%) JUnit
9 16 (0.40%) PVCS
10 15 (0.38%) Subversion
10 15 (0.38%) Visual Studio
11 13 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.33%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.23%) Bitbucket Server
13 8 (0.20%) Mockito
14 7 (0.18%) Ant
14 7 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1,348 (33.74%) Finance
2 794 (19.87%) Manufacturing
3 535 (13.39%) Marketing
4 505 (12.64%) Telecoms
5 484 (12.12%) Electronics
6 263 (6.58%) Retail
7 126 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 73 (1.83%) Banking
9 65 (1.63%) Billing
10 60 (1.50%) Legal
11 38 (0.95%) Back Office
11 38 (0.95%) General Ledger
12 30 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.65%) French Language
14 19 (0.48%) Law
15 14 (0.35%) Military
16 13 (0.33%) German Language
17 11 (0.28%) Automotive
17 11 (0.28%) Publishing
18 10 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,027 (25.71%) Consultant
2 874 (21.88%) SAP Consultant
3 549 (13.74%) Analyst
4 432 (10.81%) Architect
5 394 (9.86%) Developer
6 333 (8.34%) SAP Manager
7 325 (8.14%) Project Manager
8 232 (5.81%) SAP Analyst
9 212 (5.31%) SAP Architect
10 207 (5.18%) Business Analyst
11 170 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
12 166 (4.16%) SAP Project Manager
13 163 (4.08%) SAP Developer
14 134 (3.35%) SAP FI Consultant
15 128 (3.20%) Functional Consultant
16 121 (3.03%) SAP Functional Consultant
17 120 (3.00%) SAP CO Consultant
18 112 (2.80%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
19 99 (2.48%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
20 95 (2.38%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (4.33%) Web Services
2 116 (2.90%) SAP Fiori
2 116 (2.90%) XML
3 111 (2.78%) Middleware
4 106 (2.65%) SOAP
5 93 (2.33%) RESTful
6 78 (1.95%) JSON
7 71 (1.78%) .NET
8 70 (1.75%) BAPI
9 67 (1.68%) SAP PI
10 64 (1.60%) REST
11 60 (1.50%) Kafka
12 56 (1.40%) SAPUI5
13 53 (1.33%) HTML
14 52 (1.30%) Apache Camel
15 48 (1.20%) SAP Basis
16 38 (0.95%) EDI
17 33 (0.83%) Spring
18 32 (0.80%) SAP Smart Forms
19 31 (0.78%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 290 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
3 112 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 78 (1.95%) FMCG
5 60 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
5 60 (1.50%) User Experience
6 49 (1.23%) Data Structures
7 39 (0.98%) NHS
8 32 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (0.75%) e-Learning
9 30 (0.75%) Virtual Team
10 26 (0.65%) Life Science
11 25 (0.63%) Public Cloud
12 24 (0.60%) Mobile App
13 22 (0.55%) Data Centre
14 21 (0.53%) Learning Management System
15 20 (0.50%) Hedge funds
16 19 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
17 17 (0.43%) PKI
18 15 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 215 (5.38%) Windows
2 142 (3.55%) Linux
3 87 (2.18%) Windows 10
4 55 (1.38%) Unix
5 43 (1.08%) Windows 7
6 31 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.35%) AIX
8 13 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.20%) Android
12 6 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.10%) Solaris
13 4 (0.10%) SUSE
13 4 (0.10%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.10%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 759 (19.00%) Business Intelligence
2 643 (16.10%) ERP
3 636 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
4 531 (13.29%) Programme Management
5 484 (12.12%) Digital Marketing
6 415 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 413 (10.34%) Project Management
8 412 (10.31%) Migration
9 267 (6.68%) Problem-Solving
10 213 (5.33%) Data Migration
11 204 (5.11%) Change Management
12 190 (4.76%) Scrum
13 189 (4.73%) Logistics
14 176 (4.41%) DevOps
15 170 (4.26%) CRM
16 167 (4.18%) Data Modelling
17 159 (3.98%) User Acceptance Testing
18 157 (3.93%) Analytics
19 137 (3.43%) Business Analysis
20 130 (3.25%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 312 (7.81%) SQL
2 240 (6.01%) Java
3 237 (5.93%) ABAP
4 111 (2.78%) Python
5 106 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 53 (1.33%) C
6 53 (1.33%) Java 8
7 42 (1.05%) C#
8 38 (0.95%) T-SQL
9 37 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 30 (0.75%) PHP
11 28 (0.70%) SAPscript
11 28 (0.70%) VB
12 25 (0.63%) PowerShell
13 22 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 21 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 18 (0.45%) XPath
16 17 (0.43%) VBA
17 15 (0.38%) C++
17 15 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 314 (7.86%) Security Cleared
2 212 (5.31%) SC Cleared
3 166 (4.16%) Degree
4 70 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 54 (1.35%) PMP
6 43 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 39 (0.98%) PMI Certification
8 37 (0.93%) AWS Certification
9 35 (0.88%) ISEB
10 33 (0.83%) ACCA
11 31 (0.78%) CIMA
12 28 (0.70%) SAP Certification
13 23 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (0.53%) CCA
15 18 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
16 17 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
17 16 (0.40%) Master's Degree
18 14 (0.35%) BC Cleared
18 14 (0.35%) CISA
19 13 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (2.60%) QA
2 96 (2.40%) PMO
3 90 (2.25%) Data Quality
4 46 (1.15%) SLA
5 26 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.48%) GDPR
7 18 (0.45%) IFRS
8 16 (0.40%) JSP 440
9 14 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (0.35%) RMADS
10 10 (0.25%) GxP
11 9 (0.23%) GAMP
12 7 (0.18%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.15%) NIST
14 4 (0.10%) GAAP
14 4 (0.10%) GCP
15 3 (0.075%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 3 (0.075%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.075%) ITGC
15 3 (0.075%) SEPA
System Software
1 72 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 49 (1.23%) Docker
3 16 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.20%) XenApp
6 6 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.15%) Firmware
7 4 (0.10%) vSphere
7 4 (0.10%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.075%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.075%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.050%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.050%) Cronacle
9 2 (0.050%) HDFS
9 2 (0.050%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.025%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.025%) NFS
10 1 (0.025%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.025%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (1.65%) HP ALM
2 44 (1.10%) Kubernetes
3 39 (0.98%) Ansible
4 35 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 26 (0.65%) SCCM
6 23 (0.58%) Terraform
7 21 (0.53%) AirWatch
8 15 (0.38%) Puppet
9 14 (0.35%) Control-M
10 13 (0.33%) Kubeflow
10 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
11 11 (0.28%) WMI
12 10 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.13%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.13%) Grafana
13 5 (0.13%) Kibana
13 5 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.10%) MOM
14 4 (0.10%) SCSM
Vendors
1 368 (9.21%) Oracle
2 305 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 216 (5.41%) Ariba
4 113 (2.83%) IBM
5 102 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
6 94 (2.35%) Informatica
7 91 (2.28%) hybris
8 74 (1.85%) HP
9 67 (1.68%) Workday
10 63 (1.58%) Tableau
11 58 (1.45%) WSO2
12 53 (1.33%) Adobe
13 51 (1.28%) Talend
14 48 (1.20%) Concur
15 46 (1.15%) IBM Sterling
15 46 (1.15%) MuleSoft
16 40 (1.00%) Google
17 37 (0.93%) ServiceNow
18 33 (0.83%) JD Edwards
19 27 (0.68%) TIBCO