Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 49 35
Rank change year-on-year -8 -14 +3
Contract jobs citing SAP 3,578 4,073 4,482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.10% 4.40% 5.26%
As % of the Vendors category 9.68% 10.61% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,138 2,307 2,674
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 65
England median hourly rate £24.50 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.95% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.50 £9.73
90th Percentile £64.63 £58.75 £65.94
UK median hourly rate £41.59 £20.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year +104.13% +1.88% +3.90%

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 36,959 38,388 37,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.39% 41.44% 44.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,312 24,080 23,463
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,238 1,325 1,318
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.80 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.10
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year +6.86% +2.04% -9.74%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +4 1,352 £525 - 112
South East +2 751 £484 +3.31% 86
North of England -22 397 £440 -2.22% 102
South West +15 354 £500 +25.00% 35
Midlands -8 327 £475 - 73
East of England -7 262 £525 - 35
West Midlands -14 202 £475 -1.30% 53
Yorkshire +4 192 £425 -2.30% 24
North West -34 186 £500 - 62
East Midlands -2 98 £425 -2.86% 20
North East -44 18 £419 +39.58% 16
South Coast -1 3 £275 -38.89%
SAP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,261 (35.24%) Finance
2 766 (21.41%) Business Intelligence
3 683 (19.09%) Manufacturing
4 595 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
4 595 (16.63%) Marketing
5 570 (15.93%) ERP
6 555 (15.51%) Programme Management
7 529 (14.78%) Telecoms
8 516 (14.42%) Digital Marketing
9 514 (14.37%) Electronics
10 478 (13.36%) SAP S/4HANA
11 421 (11.77%) Oracle
12 364 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 339 (9.47%) Project Management
14 319 (8.92%) Migration
15 314 (8.78%) Microsoft
16 311 (8.69%) SQL
17 278 (7.77%) Java
18 270 (7.55%) Retail
19 263 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
20 254 (7.10%) Security Cleared
21 244 (6.82%) CRM
22 237 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
23 228 (6.37%) SuccessFactors
24 226 (6.32%) SAP HANA
25 212 (5.93%) ABAP
26 211 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
27 201 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
28 194 (5.42%) SAP BW
29 186 (5.20%) SAP FI

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
1 103 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 70 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 66 (1.84%) Mule
4 62 (1.73%) Confluence
5 60 (1.68%) Oracle Service Bus
6 55 (1.54%) NetWeaver
7 34 (0.95%) SAP Portal
8 26 (0.73%) Apache Spark
9 20 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (0.42%) SAS
11 14 (0.39%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.34%) Anypoint
13 11 (0.31%) Apache
14 9 (0.25%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.25%) JBoss
15 8 (0.22%) IIS
15 8 (0.22%) MS Exchange
16 7 (0.20%) CMS
16 7 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 237 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 169 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
3 98 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 43 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
7 12 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.056%) InDesign
8 2 (0.056%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.028%) Blender
9 1 (0.028%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.028%) Maya
9 1 (0.028%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.028%) SPSS
9 1 (0.028%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 478 (13.36%) SAP S/4HANA
2 186 (5.20%) SAP FI
3 154 (4.30%) SAP ERP
4 151 (4.22%) SAP CO
5 145 (4.05%) SAP FI/CO
6 128 (3.58%) SAP BPC
7 104 (2.91%) SAP MM
8 96 (2.68%) SAP Hybris
9 94 (2.63%) SAP HR
10 71 (1.98%) SAP SD
11 70 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 65 (1.82%) SAP CRM
13 57 (1.59%) SAP Retail
14 48 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
15 46 (1.29%) SAP MDG
16 44 (1.23%) SAP HCM
17 37 (1.03%) SAP Payroll
18 35 (0.98%) SAP WM
19 32 (0.89%) SAP GRC
20 30 (0.84%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 228 (6.37%) SuccessFactors
2 201 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (1.98%) SaaS
5 67 (1.87%) Office 365
6 49 (1.37%) PaaS
7 46 (1.29%) IaaS
8 44 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
9 32 (0.89%) Boomi
10 20 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
11 18 (0.50%) Serverless
12 16 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (0.42%) Yammer
14 14 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
16 11 (0.31%) Azure Functions
17 10 (0.28%) Data Lake Analytics
18 9 (0.25%) Amazon S3
19 8 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
19 8 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.01%) HTTP
2 35 (0.98%) Internet
3 25 (0.70%) Firewall
4 17 (0.48%) VPN
5 14 (0.39%) Intranet
6 12 (0.34%) LAN
6 12 (0.34%) WAN
7 11 (0.31%) Wireless
8 9 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (0.22%) NetScaler
10 7 (0.20%) DNS
10 7 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (0.20%) SAN
10 7 (0.20%) Skype
11 6 (0.17%) FTP
12 5 (0.14%) Network Security
12 5 (0.14%) SMTP
12 5 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (6.32%) SAP HANA
2 194 (5.42%) SAP BW
3 161 (4.50%) BusinessObjects
4 145 (4.05%) SQL Server
5 110 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
6 84 (2.35%) Power BI
7 65 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 60 (1.68%) Big Data
9 53 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 51 (1.43%) SAP Data Services
11 50 (1.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 43 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 42 (1.17%) Hadoop
14 39 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 37 (1.03%) Data Lake
16 34 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (0.67%) MongoDB
17 24 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
17 24 (0.67%) RDBMS
18 21 (0.59%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 109 (3.05%) JIRA
2 91 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 70 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 40 (1.12%) Maven
5 36 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 34 (0.95%) Selenium
7 23 (0.64%) LSMW
8 22 (0.61%) Subversion
9 20 (0.56%) Cucumber
10 18 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (0.50%) Visual Studio
11 13 (0.36%) LoadRunner
12 12 (0.34%) HP UFT
12 12 (0.34%) JUnit
13 11 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
13 11 (0.31%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.28%) Toad
15 9 (0.25%) Bitbucket Server
15 9 (0.25%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1,261 (35.24%) Finance
2 683 (19.09%) Manufacturing
3 595 (16.63%) Marketing
4 529 (14.78%) Telecoms
5 514 (14.37%) Electronics
6 270 (7.55%) Retail
7 106 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 73 (2.04%) Banking
9 71 (1.98%) Billing
10 60 (1.68%) Back Office
11 52 (1.45%) Legal
12 27 (0.75%) German Language
13 26 (0.73%) General Ledger
14 20 (0.56%) Law
15 19 (0.53%) French Language
16 17 (0.48%) Automotive
17 12 (0.34%) Advertising
17 12 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.34%) Military
17 12 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 786 (21.97%) Consultant
2 652 (18.22%) SAP Consultant
3 572 (15.99%) Analyst
4 401 (11.21%) Developer
5 377 (10.54%) Architect
6 307 (8.58%) Project Manager
7 284 (7.94%) SAP Manager
8 236 (6.60%) SAP Analyst
9 215 (6.01%) Business Analyst
10 184 (5.14%) SAP Architect
11 163 (4.56%) SAP Project Manager
12 140 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
13 128 (3.58%) SAP Developer
14 100 (2.79%) Test Analyst
15 95 (2.66%) Functional Consultant
16 91 (2.54%) SAP FI Consultant
17 88 (2.46%) Data Analyst
18 85 (2.38%) SAP Functional Consultant
19 82 (2.29%) SAP Business Analyst
20 80 (2.24%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (4.95%) Web Services
2 141 (3.94%) Middleware
3 129 (3.61%) SOAP
4 123 (3.44%) XML
5 109 (3.05%) .NET
6 102 (2.85%) RESTful
7 89 (2.49%) SAP Fiori
8 86 (2.40%) SAP PI
9 72 (2.01%) HTML
9 72 (2.01%) JSON
10 63 (1.76%) REST
11 59 (1.65%) Apache Camel
12 51 (1.43%) XSLT
13 50 (1.40%) IDoc
14 49 (1.37%) SAPUI5
15 38 (1.06%) SAP Basis
16 37 (1.03%) CSS
16 37 (1.03%) J2EE
17 35 (0.98%) BAPI
17 35 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 263 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
3 90 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 75 (2.10%) User Experience
5 66 (1.84%) FMCG
6 55 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (1.45%) Data Structures
8 40 (1.12%) Virtual Team
9 32 (0.89%) Public Cloud
10 29 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (0.78%) Data Centre
12 27 (0.75%) e-Learning
13 26 (0.73%) NHS
14 16 (0.45%) Learning Management System
15 15 (0.42%) PMI
16 14 (0.39%) Algorithms
17 13 (0.36%) Replication
18 12 (0.34%) Clustering
19 11 (0.31%) Reference Data
20 10 (0.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 128 (3.58%) Windows
2 108 (3.02%) Linux
3 49 (1.37%) Unix
4 48 (1.34%) Windows 10
5 31 (0.87%) Windows Server
6 26 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.34%) AIX
8 12 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.28%) Solaris
11 8 (0.22%) Android
11 8 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.20%) SUSE
12 7 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.14%) CentOS
14 5 (0.14%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.084%) zOS
16 2 (0.056%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (21.41%) Business Intelligence
2 595 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
3 570 (15.93%) ERP
4 555 (15.51%) Programme Management
5 516 (14.42%) Digital Marketing
6 364 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 339 (9.47%) Project Management
8 319 (8.92%) Migration
9 244 (6.82%) CRM
10 211 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
11 177 (4.95%) Data Migration
12 170 (4.75%) Analytics
13 169 (4.72%) DevOps
14 162 (4.53%) Change Management
15 150 (4.19%) Data Modelling
16 149 (4.16%) Scrum
17 146 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
18 135 (3.77%) Logistics
19 132 (3.69%) SOA
20 123 (3.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 311 (8.69%) SQL
2 278 (7.77%) Java
3 212 (5.93%) ABAP
4 101 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 80 (2.24%) Python
6 75 (2.10%) C#
7 56 (1.57%) Java 8
8 37 (1.03%) C
9 29 (0.81%) XPath
10 28 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 27 (0.75%) VB
12 21 (0.59%) PowerShell
13 18 (0.50%) SAPscript
14 17 (0.48%) R
14 17 (0.48%) VBA
15 14 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.39%) Ruby
16 11 (0.31%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.31%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 254 (7.10%) Security Cleared
2 176 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 166 (4.64%) Degree
4 62 (1.73%) DV Cleared
5 57 (1.59%) ISTQB
6 56 (1.57%) ISEB
7 33 (0.92%) PMP
8 28 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 27 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (0.61%) SAP Certification
11 20 (0.56%) ACCA
12 18 (0.50%) CIMA
13 16 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (0.36%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.34%) BC Cleared
16 12 (0.34%) CIPD
16 12 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (2.82%) Data Quality
2 98 (2.74%) PMO
3 91 (2.54%) QA
4 46 (1.29%) SLA
5 24 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (0.64%) GDPR
6 23 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (0.61%) JSP 440
8 21 (0.59%) RMADS
9 18 (0.50%) IFRS
10 14 (0.39%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.11%) COBIT
11 4 (0.11%) GxP
11 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.084%) GCP
13 2 (0.056%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.056%) GAMP
13 2 (0.056%) GMP
13 2 (0.056%) Solvency II
System Software
1 61 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.40%) Docker
3 24 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.34%) vSphere
5 10 (0.28%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.17%) IAG
8 5 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.11%) XenApp
10 3 (0.084%) HDFS
10 3 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.056%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.056%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.056%) XenServer
12 1 (0.028%) NFS
12 1 (0.028%) Varnish
12 1 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.028%) Xen
12 1 (0.028%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (1.73%) Ansible
2 45 (1.26%) Terraform
3 42 (1.17%) Kubernetes
4 40 (1.12%) HP ALM
5 31 (0.87%) Puppet
6 23 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
6 23 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.31%) Grafana
7 11 (0.31%) SCCM
8 8 (0.22%) Kibana
9 5 (0.14%) Control-M
9 5 (0.14%) Packer
9 5 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.14%) vRealize
9 5 (0.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 5 (0.14%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.11%) Graphite
10 4 (0.11%) MOM
10 4 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 421 (11.77%) Oracle
2 314 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 167 (4.67%) Ariba
4 140 (3.91%) hybris
5 109 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
6 78 (2.18%) IBM
7 71 (1.98%) Workday
8 69 (1.93%) WSO2
9 52 (1.45%) Tableau
10 51 (1.43%) HP
11 48 (1.34%) Adobe
12 45 (1.26%) Talend
13 43 (1.20%) Concur
14 42 (1.17%) VMware
15 35 (0.98%) Dell
16 33 (0.92%) Red Hat
17 32 (0.89%) Informatica
18 31 (0.87%) Google
19 27 (0.75%) ServiceNow
20 26 (0.73%) JD Edwards