Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 47 51
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -18
Contract jobs citing SAP 1,503 3,912 4,168
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.73% 4.71% 4.41%
As % of the Vendors category 10.78% 11.05% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 2,379 2,463
Median daily rate £525 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £316
90th Percentile £763 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 61 64
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -12.00% +64.47%
10th Percentile £16.07 £11.07 £13.07
90th Percentile £48.38 £63.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.68 £27.15
% change year-on-year +17.92% +9.32% +35.75%

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 13,941 35,391 39,321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.85% 42.59% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,515 22,314 24,531
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £454 £450
% change year-on-year +4.07% +0.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 1,238 1,444
Median hourly rate £22.55 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.47% +5.72% +6.38%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.17 £51.01 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.36 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.73% +8.74% +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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 -4 560 £550 +10.00% 46
South East +17 374 £490 -2.00% 19
South West +7 143 £525 +2.44% 15
Midlands +4 139 £450 -7.69% 28
North of England -16 123 £525 +10.53% 36
North West -3 95 £525 +5.00% 23
West Midlands -3 81 £450 -7.69% 17
East of England -19 62 £475 -5.00% 5
East Midlands +36 55 £450 +5.88% 11
Yorkshire -8 26 £475 +11.76% 11
North East +16 2 £575 +35.29% 2
SAP
UK

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 540 (35.93%) Finance
2 381 (25.35%) Business Intelligence
3 326 (21.69%) Manufacturing
4 321 (21.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 301 (20.03%) Public Sector
6 287 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
7 278 (18.50%) Telecoms
8 276 (18.36%) Marketing
9 271 (18.03%) Programme Management
10 261 (17.37%) Electronics
11 259 (17.23%) Digital Marketing
12 203 (13.51%) Migration
13 173 (11.51%) Oracle
14 167 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 166 (11.04%) ERP
16 164 (10.91%) Java
16 164 (10.91%) Security Cleared
17 160 (10.65%) Azure
18 155 (10.31%) SQL
19 154 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
20 132 (8.78%) Project Management
21 122 (8.12%) SAP HANA
22 111 (7.39%) SC Cleared
23 107 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
24 102 (6.79%) Analytics
25 98 (6.52%) SAP BW
26 97 (6.45%) Data Migration
26 97 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
27 96 (6.39%) Ariba
28 90 (5.99%) Windows

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 52 (3.46%) Confluence
2 33 (2.20%) Mule
3 32 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 32 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.86%) Red Hat Fuse
5 25 (1.66%) Oracle Service Bus
6 23 (1.53%) NetWeaver
7 16 (1.06%) SAP Portal
8 14 (0.93%) Apache Spark
8 14 (0.93%) SAP EP
9 10 (0.67%) SAS
10 9 (0.60%) Apache
10 9 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.47%) CMS
12 6 (0.40%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.40%) JBoss
12 6 (0.40%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.33%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 77 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.067%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.067%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.067%) Figma
8 1 (0.067%) Sketch
8 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 321 (21.36%) SAP S/4HANA
2 46 (3.06%) SAP HR
3 43 (2.86%) SAP ERP
3 43 (2.86%) SAP FI
4 38 (2.53%) SAP HCM
5 35 (2.33%) SAP SD
6 32 (2.13%) SAP CO
7 31 (2.06%) SAP FI/CO
8 29 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 28 (1.86%) SAP BPC
9 28 (1.86%) SAP Hybris
9 28 (1.86%) SAP MM
10 25 (1.66%) SAP Payroll
11 23 (1.53%) SAP MDG
12 19 (1.26%) SAP SRM
13 18 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
14 17 (1.13%) SAP Travel Management
15 15 (1.00%) SAP PSCD
16 14 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
17 13 (0.86%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 160 (10.65%) Azure
2 80 (5.32%) AWS
3 64 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
4 56 (3.73%) Power Platform
5 44 (2.93%) SaaS
6 40 (2.66%) Office 365
7 34 (2.26%) PaaS
8 26 (1.73%) IaaS
9 21 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (1.33%) Boomi
11 18 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
12 15 (1.00%) Serverless
13 13 (0.86%) GCP
14 12 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (0.73%) Power Automate
15 11 (0.73%) PowerApps
16 10 (0.67%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
18 7 (0.47%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.73%) Firewall
2 18 (1.20%) DNS
3 16 (1.06%) HTTP
4 12 (0.80%) Skype
5 11 (0.73%) VPN
6 9 (0.60%) VoIP
7 8 (0.53%) WAN
8 7 (0.47%) FTP
8 7 (0.47%) Internet
8 7 (0.47%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.47%) Wireless
9 5 (0.33%) DHCP
10 4 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.27%) LAN
10 4 (0.27%) Network Security
10 4 (0.27%) SSH
11 3 (0.20%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.20%) MPLS
11 3 (0.20%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (8.12%) SAP HANA
2 98 (6.52%) SAP BW
3 70 (4.66%) BusinessObjects
4 65 (4.32%) SQL Server
5 55 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (3.59%) Power BI
7 49 (3.26%) SAP Data Services
8 26 (1.73%) Data Lake
8 26 (1.73%) MySQL
9 25 (1.66%) Relational Database
10 23 (1.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 23 (1.53%) Oracle Database
11 21 (1.40%) Big Data
12 19 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (1.13%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.13%) OLAP
15 16 (1.06%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.93%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 13 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 73 (4.86%) JIRA
2 44 (2.93%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.40%) Maven
4 35 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 23 (1.53%) Selenium
6 20 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 13 (0.86%) LSMW
7 13 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.73%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.60%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.60%) Toad
10 8 (0.53%) Postman
11 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.40%) GitLab
12 6 (0.40%) NWDS
13 5 (0.33%) eggPlant
13 5 (0.33%) JMeter
13 5 (0.33%) JUnit
13 5 (0.33%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 540 (35.93%) Finance
2 326 (21.69%) Manufacturing
3 301 (20.03%) Public Sector
4 278 (18.50%) Telecoms
5 276 (18.36%) Marketing
6 261 (17.37%) Electronics
7 70 (4.66%) Retail
8 46 (3.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 40 (2.66%) Billing
10 16 (1.06%) Back Office
10 16 (1.06%) General Ledger
10 16 (1.06%) Legal
11 15 (1.00%) Law
12 14 (0.93%) French Language
13 11 (0.73%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.73%) German Language
14 10 (0.67%) Banking
14 10 (0.67%) Local Government
15 7 (0.47%) Publishing
16 5 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 327 (21.76%) Consultant
2 254 (16.90%) SAP Consultant
3 206 (13.71%) Architect
4 192 (12.77%) Developer
5 165 (10.98%) Analyst
6 95 (6.32%) SAP Architect
7 93 (6.19%) Project Manager
8 78 (5.19%) Business Analyst
9 76 (5.06%) SAP Manager
10 62 (4.13%) SAP Analyst
11 57 (3.79%) SAP Developer
12 56 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
13 47 (3.13%) Java Developer
13 47 (3.13%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
14 40 (2.66%) Functional Consultant
15 39 (2.59%) SAP Project Manager
16 33 (2.20%) SAP Solutions Architect
17 32 (2.13%) SAP Functional Consultant
18 31 (2.06%) SAP Business Analyst
19 29 (1.93%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (5.79%) SOAP
2 79 (5.26%) Web Services
3 77 (5.12%) XML
4 63 (4.19%) JSON
5 54 (3.59%) Middleware
6 51 (3.39%) RESTful
7 48 (3.19%) SAP Fiori
8 44 (2.93%) HTML
9 40 (2.66%) XSLT
10 39 (2.59%) SAP PI
11 36 (2.40%) REST
12 35 (2.33%) Apache Camel
13 31 (2.06%) WireMock
14 30 (2.00%) CSS
14 30 (2.00%) Swagger
15 27 (1.80%) .NET
16 23 (1.53%) SAP Basis
17 21 (1.40%) Spring
18 20 (1.33%) SAP TM
19 18 (1.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.86%) FMCG
3 43 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 40 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
5 31 (2.06%) User Experience
6 21 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.13%) Social Media
9 16 (1.06%) NHS
9 16 (1.06%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.00%) Mobile App
11 12 (0.80%) Cloud Native
12 11 (0.73%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.67%) Life Science
13 10 (0.67%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.60%) W3C
15 7 (0.47%) Clustering
16 5 (0.33%) e-Learning
16 5 (0.33%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 90 (5.99%) Windows
2 71 (4.72%) Linux
3 40 (2.66%) Unix
4 28 (1.86%) Windows 10
5 20 (1.33%) AIX
6 16 (1.06%) Android
7 15 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.53%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.47%) SUSE
11 6 (0.40%) Debian
11 6 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.40%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.20%) Solaris
14 2 (0.13%) VMS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (25.35%) Business Intelligence
2 287 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (18.03%) Programme Management
4 259 (17.23%) Digital Marketing
5 203 (13.51%) Migration
6 166 (11.04%) ERP
7 154 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 132 (8.78%) Project Management
9 102 (6.79%) Analytics
10 97 (6.45%) Data Migration
10 97 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
11 85 (5.66%) Data Modelling
12 74 (4.92%) CRM
12 74 (4.92%) DevOps
13 66 (4.39%) Change Management
13 66 (4.39%) Test Scripting
14 61 (4.06%) ETL
15 60 (3.99%) Scrum
16 56 (3.73%) TDD
17 55 (3.66%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 164 (10.91%) Java
2 155 (10.31%) SQL
3 81 (5.39%) ABAP
4 56 (3.73%) JavaScript
5 53 (3.53%) Python
6 30 (2.00%) XPath
7 29 (1.93%) C#
8 24 (1.60%) Java 8
9 20 (1.33%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.13%) C
11 15 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.73%) PHP
12 11 (0.73%) R
13 9 (0.60%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.53%) Apple Swift
14 8 (0.53%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.53%) Perl
15 7 (0.47%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.47%) VBA
16 6 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 164 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 111 (7.39%) SC Cleared
3 60 (3.99%) Degree
4 40 (2.66%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.86%) ACCA
5 13 (0.86%) CIMA
5 13 (0.86%) SAP Certification
6 12 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.80%) ISEB
6 12 (0.80%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.60%) CISSP
7 9 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.60%) PMP
8 8 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.47%) CCA
10 5 (0.33%) CISA
10 5 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.20%) CISM
11 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.20%) PMO
2 30 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.86%) QA
4 21 (1.40%) GDPR
5 20 (1.33%) SLA
6 16 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.93%) IFRS
8 12 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.60%) JSP 440
10 8 (0.53%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.27%) COBIT
12 4 (0.27%) ITGC
12 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.27%) WCAG
13 3 (0.20%) NIST
13 3 (0.20%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.20%) RMADS
14 2 (0.13%) GAAP
14 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.20%) Docker
3 10 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.53%) HDFS
5 6 (0.40%) NFS
6 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.067%) Firmware
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.067%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (1.80%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (1.26%) Terraform
4 13 (0.86%) Ansible
5 11 (0.73%) SCCM
6 10 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.47%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.33%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.33%) Rancher
10 4 (0.27%) Kibana
10 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.27%) Puppet
11 3 (0.20%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.13%) Control-M
12 2 (0.13%) Grafana
12 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 173 (11.51%) Oracle
2 167 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 96 (6.39%) Ariba
4 38 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 34 (2.26%) hybris
6 30 (2.00%) MuleSoft
6 30 (2.00%) Talend
7 29 (1.93%) Tableau
8 25 (1.66%) WSO2
9 23 (1.53%) Concur
9 23 (1.53%) IBM
9 23 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 21 (1.40%) Dell
11 19 (1.26%) Workday
12 18 (1.20%) Adobe
13 15 (1.00%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.00%) webMethods
14 14 (0.93%) BiZZdesign
14 14 (0.93%) VMware
15 13 (0.86%) Informatica