Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 47 59
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 -10
Contract jobs citing SAP 1,822 2,509 3,593
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.37% 4.66% 4.07%
As % of the Vendors category 10.79% 10.97% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,181 1,499 2,176
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £510 £500
Median % change year-on-year +0.49% +2.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £725 £699 £688
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 50
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.10 £11.14
25th Percentile £13.50 £11.35 £13.88
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.81 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.40% +1.28% +34.17%
75th Percentile £27.50 £43.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £44.95 £52.13 £59.25
UK median hourly rate £20.95 £22.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -6.89% -32.84% +91.43%

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 16,881 22,878 36,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.50% 42.49% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,932 14,537 23,691
10th Percentile £263 £220 £263
25th Percentile £363 £353 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £459
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.85% +1.89%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 957 1,201
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.59 £10.91
25th Percentile £14.38 £14.39 £12.88
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.40%
75th Percentile £43.75 £28.75 £33.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% +2.94%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -18 706 £525 - 118
South East -7 298 £470 -6.00% 52
Midlands +3 163 £475 - 45
North of England -11 153 £500 - 34
South West +6 149 £525 - 41
West Midlands +6 102 £470 -1.05% 28
North West -22 85 £500 - 19
East of England -1 66 £475 -5.00% 17
Yorkshire +22 61 £525 +5.00% 11
East Midlands +10 57 £475 +5.56% 17
North East +25 7 £438 -32.69% 4
SAP
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 730 (40.07%) Finance
2 540 (29.64%) Business Intelligence
3 500 (27.44%) Manufacturing
4 446 (24.48%) Public Sector
5 434 (23.82%) Marketing
6 429 (23.55%) Programme Management
7 420 (23.05%) Telecoms
8 405 (22.23%) Digital Marketing
9 402 (22.06%) Electronics
10 312 (17.12%) SAP S/4HANA
11 275 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
12 240 (13.17%) Azure
13 224 (12.29%) ERP
14 218 (11.96%) Migration
15 206 (11.31%) Oracle
16 201 (11.03%) SQL
17 185 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 176 (9.66%) Microsoft
19 175 (9.60%) Security Cleared
20 173 (9.50%) Data Modelling
21 170 (9.33%) Analytics
22 141 (7.74%) Project Management
23 135 (7.41%) SC Cleared
23 135 (7.41%) AWS
23 135 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
24 119 (6.53%) CRM
25 118 (6.48%) Data Migration
26 117 (6.42%) Java
27 108 (5.93%) SAP BW
28 107 (5.87%) 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 51 (2.80%) Confluence
2 42 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.82%) NetWeaver
4 14 (0.77%) SAP Portal
5 12 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 12 (0.66%) CMS
5 12 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.55%) Apache
6 10 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
6 10 (0.55%) Headless CMS
6 10 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.49%) Mule
7 9 (0.49%) Red Hat Fuse
8 8 (0.44%) JBoss
8 8 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.27%) IIS
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.22%) SAP EP
Applications
1 73 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 312 (17.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 64 (3.51%) SAP FI
3 54 (2.96%) SAP CO
4 52 (2.85%) SAP FI/CO
5 45 (2.47%) SAP ERP
6 43 (2.36%) SAP MM
7 41 (2.25%) SAP SD
8 39 (2.14%) SAP Hybris
9 33 (1.81%) SAP PSCD
10 31 (1.70%) SAP CRM
11 30 (1.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 24 (1.32%) SAP PP
13 21 (1.15%) SAP Retail
14 20 (1.10%) SAP MDG
15 19 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
15 19 (1.04%) SAP FI-CA
15 19 (1.04%) SAP HCM
15 19 (1.04%) SAP WM
16 17 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 15 (0.82%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 240 (13.17%) Azure
2 135 (7.41%) AWS
3 93 (5.10%) SuccessFactors
4 82 (4.50%) Power Platform
5 59 (3.24%) Microsoft 365
6 58 (3.18%) SaaS
7 40 (2.20%) IaaS
8 37 (2.03%) PaaS
9 31 (1.70%) Amazon EKS
10 28 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
11 23 (1.26%) GCP
12 14 (0.77%) GitHub
13 11 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
14 10 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 10 (0.55%) Serverless
15 9 (0.49%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.49%) Boomi
16 8 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
16 8 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.48%) HTTP
2 20 (1.10%) Firewall
3 18 (0.99%) VPN
4 14 (0.77%) DNS
5 11 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (0.55%) VoIP
7 8 (0.44%) Wireless
8 7 (0.38%) DHCP
8 7 (0.38%) Skype
8 7 (0.38%) WAN
9 6 (0.33%) Internet
10 5 (0.27%) LAN
10 5 (0.27%) Network Security
11 4 (0.22%) FTP
11 4 (0.22%) MPLS
11 4 (0.22%) PBX
11 4 (0.22%) SD-WAN
12 3 (0.16%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.16%) SAN
12 3 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (5.93%) SAP BW
2 107 (5.87%) SAP HANA
3 76 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 73 (4.01%) BusinessObjects
4 73 (4.01%) Power BI
5 69 (3.79%) SQL Server
6 49 (2.69%) SAP Data Services
7 36 (1.98%) Oracle Database
8 35 (1.92%) Big Data
9 28 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 25 (1.37%) MySQL
11 23 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (1.15%) Data Lake
13 18 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
13 18 (0.99%) Tableau
14 17 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 15 (0.82%) DB2
15 15 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
15 15 (0.82%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 89 (4.88%) JIRA
2 50 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 42 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.99%) GitLab
5 17 (0.93%) Artifactory
6 15 (0.82%) SoapUI
7 14 (0.77%) Postman
8 12 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 12 (0.66%) Cucumber
8 12 (0.66%) Selenium
9 11 (0.60%) Ant
9 11 (0.60%) Subversion
9 11 (0.60%) Toad
10 10 (0.55%) PowerDesigner
10 10 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.44%) LSMW
11 8 (0.44%) Maven
12 7 (0.38%) Gatling
12 7 (0.38%) JMeter
13 6 (0.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 730 (40.07%) Finance
2 500 (27.44%) Manufacturing
3 446 (24.48%) Public Sector
4 434 (23.82%) Marketing
5 420 (23.05%) Telecoms
6 402 (22.06%) Electronics
7 93 (5.10%) Retail
8 46 (2.52%) Billing
9 40 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 30 (1.65%) Banking
11 28 (1.54%) Legal
12 26 (1.43%) Publishing
13 25 (1.37%) Aerospace
14 23 (1.26%) Back Office
15 21 (1.15%) French Language
16 20 (1.10%) General Ledger
17 18 (0.99%) German Language
18 11 (0.60%) Spanish Language
19 10 (0.55%) Investment Banking
19 10 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 357 (19.59%) Consultant
2 287 (15.75%) SAP Consultant
3 272 (14.93%) Architect
4 253 (13.89%) Analyst
5 180 (9.88%) Developer
6 130 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 112 (6.15%) SAP Manager
8 96 (5.27%) Business Analyst
9 94 (5.16%) Solutions Architect
10 84 (4.61%) SAP Architect
11 80 (4.39%) Data Architect
11 80 (4.39%) SAP Analyst
12 63 (3.46%) SAP Developer
13 57 (3.13%) Data Analyst
14 49 (2.69%) Data Modeller
15 47 (2.58%) Functional Consultant
15 47 (2.58%) SAP Project Manager
16 44 (2.41%) SAP Functional Consultant
17 37 (2.03%) Java Developer
18 36 (1.98%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (4.12%) XML
2 69 (3.79%) Web Services
3 56 (3.07%) JSON
4 50 (2.74%) SOAP
5 43 (2.36%) Middleware
6 33 (1.81%) RESTful
7 32 (1.76%) Kafka
8 30 (1.65%) HTML
9 28 (1.54%) SAP Basis
10 27 (1.48%) .NET
11 26 (1.43%) SAP PI
12 25 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
12 25 (1.37%) REST
13 22 (1.21%) SAP Fiori
14 21 (1.15%) XSLT
15 19 (1.04%) SAPUI5
16 18 (0.99%) Node.js
16 18 (0.99%) Web Dynpro
17 16 (0.88%) CSS
18 13 (0.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 135 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (2.69%) Management Information System
3 45 (2.47%) NHS
4 37 (2.03%) FMCG
5 26 (1.43%) User Experience
6 22 (1.21%) Public Cloud
7 20 (1.10%) Virtual Team
8 16 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.71%) Data Centre
11 12 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (0.60%) Clustering
12 11 (0.60%) PKI
13 10 (0.55%) Social Media
14 9 (0.49%) Cloud Native
14 9 (0.49%) EPoS
14 9 (0.49%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.44%) Reference Data
16 6 (0.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 104 (5.71%) Windows
2 100 (5.49%) Linux
3 55 (3.02%) Unix
4 26 (1.43%) Windows 10
5 24 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 14 (0.77%) Android
7 13 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.49%) AIX
10 8 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.44%) SUSE
11 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.22%) Solaris
12 4 (0.22%) zOS
13 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.16%) MVS
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (29.64%) Business Intelligence
2 429 (23.55%) Programme Management
3 405 (22.23%) Digital Marketing
4 275 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
5 224 (12.29%) ERP
6 218 (11.96%) Migration
7 185 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 173 (9.50%) Data Modelling
9 170 (9.33%) Analytics
10 141 (7.74%) Project Management
11 119 (6.53%) CRM
12 118 (6.48%) Data Migration
13 100 (5.49%) DevOps
14 93 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
15 87 (4.77%) Data Analysis
15 87 (4.77%) Data Architecture
15 87 (4.77%) ETL
16 84 (4.61%) Logistics
17 77 (4.23%) Change Management
17 77 (4.23%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 201 (11.03%) SQL
2 117 (6.42%) Java
3 94 (5.16%) Python
4 66 (3.62%) ABAP
5 48 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 43 (2.36%) PL/SQL
7 37 (2.03%) Perl
8 31 (1.70%) Bash Shell
9 29 (1.59%) C
10 18 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 18 (0.99%) T-SQL
11 16 (0.88%) Apex Code
12 15 (0.82%) C#
12 15 (0.82%) VBA
12 15 (0.82%) XPath
13 14 (0.77%) Ruby
14 12 (0.66%) R
14 12 (0.66%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.44%) VB
16 7 (0.38%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 175 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 135 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 69 (3.79%) Degree
4 39 (2.14%) ISEB
5 38 (2.09%) DV Cleared
6 37 (2.03%) ISTQB
7 30 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (1.04%) PMP
9 16 (0.88%) PMI Certification
10 14 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (0.71%) ACCA
12 12 (0.66%) CCA
12 12 (0.66%) CIMA
12 12 (0.66%) CISSP
13 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.49%) SAP Certification
14 9 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.38%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.95%) QA
2 49 (2.69%) Data Quality
3 45 (2.47%) PMO
4 27 (1.48%) GDPR
4 27 (1.48%) SLA
5 12 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.55%) IFRS
6 10 (0.55%) NIST
7 8 (0.44%) COBIT
8 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.33%) GRC
9 6 (0.33%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.33%) NCSC
9 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.27%) GxP
10 5 (0.27%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.22%) RMADS
12 3 (0.16%) GAAP
12 3 (0.16%) ITGC
System Software
1 57 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 56 (3.07%) Docker
3 20 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.33%) Terminal Server
6 5 (0.27%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.22%) RACF
7 4 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.11%) NFS
8 2 (0.11%) vSphere
9 1 (0.055%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.055%) SAP ITS
9 1 (0.055%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (2.85%) Kubernetes
2 40 (2.20%) Terraform
3 37 (2.03%) Ansible
4 28 (1.54%) Grafana
4 28 (1.54%) Prometheus
5 27 (1.48%) Rancher
6 25 (1.37%) Consul
6 25 (1.37%) Fluentd
6 25 (1.37%) Istio
6 25 (1.37%) Kibana
6 25 (1.37%) logstash
7 16 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.49%) Puppet
9 9 (0.49%) SCCM
10 8 (0.44%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.33%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.27%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.27%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.22%) zSecure
Vendors
1 206 (11.31%) Oracle
2 176 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 89 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
4 59 (3.24%) Ariba
5 48 (2.63%) hybris
6 45 (2.47%) Remedy
7 44 (2.41%) IBM
8 36 (1.98%) Workday
9 34 (1.87%) Google
10 33 (1.81%) Sparx
11 30 (1.65%) VMware
12 28 (1.54%) AppDynamics
13 27 (1.48%) Splunk
13 27 (1.48%) webMethods
14 26 (1.43%) ServiceNow
15 25 (1.37%) Concur
15 25 (1.37%) MuleSoft
16 21 (1.15%) Red Hat
16 21 (1.15%) Sage
17 19 (1.04%) Adobe