Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 43 53
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10 -18
Contract jobs citing SAP 1,222 3,849 4,014
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.41% 5.00% 4.27%
As % of the Vendors category 10.20% 11.75% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 2,399 2,507
Median daily rate £525 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +0.51%
10th Percentile £348 £325 £325
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 64 42
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.13% +6.73% +57.58%
10th Percentile £17.84 £10.67 £15.91
90th Percentile £48.75 £63.75 £56.43
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year +27.27% -2.65% +71.21%

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 11,978 32,756 39,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.19% 42.56% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,396 20,774 24,489
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 1,228 1,495
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.53% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.29 £11.17 £11.07
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.79 £45.87
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.71 £17.50
% change year-on-year +59.82% +12.63% +0.72%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -10 484 £550 +7.84% 83
South East -7 200 £475 -4.04% 34
South West +6 118 £545 +9.00% 25
North of England -20 115 £500 - 24
Midlands -10 94 £434 -15.83% 30
North West -21 85 £525 +5.00% 17
West Midlands -18 61 £432 -13.60% 25
East of England +6 56 £508 -3.33% 15
East Midlands -3 29 £475 -11.63% 5
Yorkshire +10 19 £413 -17.50% 7
North East +26 15 £563 +25.00%
SAP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 487 (39.85%) Finance
2 397 (32.49%) Business Intelligence
3 378 (30.93%) Manufacturing
4 344 (28.15%) Public Sector
5 324 (26.51%) Marketing
6 320 (26.19%) Programme Management
7 314 (25.70%) Telecoms
8 312 (25.53%) Electronics
9 309 (25.29%) Digital Marketing
10 236 (19.31%) SAP S/4HANA
11 215 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
12 183 (14.98%) Security Cleared
13 141 (11.54%) SQL
14 140 (11.46%) Oracle
15 134 (10.97%) Azure
16 127 (10.39%) SC Cleared
17 126 (10.31%) Migration
18 125 (10.23%) Java
19 122 (9.98%) Microsoft
19 122 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
20 105 (8.59%) Analytics
21 97 (7.94%) ERP
22 96 (7.86%) SAP HANA
23 89 (7.28%) Data Modelling
24 87 (7.12%) Project Management
25 82 (6.71%) Windows
26 76 (6.22%) Linux
27 71 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
28 68 (5.56%) Data Migration
29 67 (5.48%) XML

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 31 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.45%) Mule
3 27 (2.21%) Confluence
4 23 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 22 (1.80%) Red Hat Fuse
6 19 (1.55%) Oracle Service Bus
7 13 (1.06%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.98%) SAS
9 9 (0.74%) Apache
9 9 (0.74%) JBoss
10 7 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.57%) CMS
10 7 (0.57%) NetWeaver
10 7 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.33%) IIS
12 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 53 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.082%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.082%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.082%) Figma
9 1 (0.082%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.082%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.082%) Sketch
9 1 (0.082%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 236 (19.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 37 (3.03%) SAP FI
3 28 (2.29%) SAP CO
4 26 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 19 (1.55%) SAP BPC
5 19 (1.55%) SAP ERP
5 19 (1.55%) SAP Hybris
5 19 (1.55%) SAP MDG
6 17 (1.39%) SAP Travel Management
7 16 (1.31%) SAP SD
8 15 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (1.23%) SAP HR
8 15 (1.23%) SAP MM
8 15 (1.23%) SAP PLM
9 14 (1.15%) SAP FI-CA
10 13 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
11 12 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 12 (0.98%) SAP Payroll
12 10 (0.82%) SAP APO
13 9 (0.74%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 134 (10.97%) Azure
2 66 (5.40%) AWS
3 58 (4.75%) Power Platform
4 33 (2.70%) Office 365
5 32 (2.62%) SaaS
6 31 (2.54%) SuccessFactors
7 19 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
7 19 (1.55%) GCP
8 16 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (1.31%) PaaS
9 13 (1.06%) Serverless
10 12 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.90%) PowerApps
12 10 (0.82%) IaaS
13 9 (0.74%) Amazon EKS
13 9 (0.74%) Azure Functions
14 8 (0.65%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.57%) Boomi
15 7 (0.57%) Power Automate
16 6 (0.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.80%) Firewall
2 17 (1.39%) HTTP
3 15 (1.23%) DNS
4 12 (0.98%) VoIP
4 12 (0.98%) VPN
5 11 (0.90%) WAN
6 10 (0.82%) DHCP
6 10 (0.82%) Internet
6 10 (0.82%) Skype
7 9 (0.74%) Wireless
8 6 (0.49%) MPLS
8 6 (0.49%) PBX
8 6 (0.49%) VSAN
9 5 (0.41%) Network Security
10 4 (0.33%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.33%) LAN
10 4 (0.33%) SSH
11 3 (0.25%) FTP
11 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.86%) SAP HANA
2 59 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 51 (4.17%) Power BI
4 49 (4.01%) BusinessObjects
4 49 (4.01%) SAP BW
5 39 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (2.37%) MySQL
7 28 (2.29%) Data Lake
8 26 (2.13%) SAP Data Services
9 23 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 23 (1.88%) Tableau
10 22 (1.80%) Oracle Database
11 21 (1.72%) Big Data
12 20 (1.64%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 18 (1.47%) Hadoop
13 18 (1.47%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.39%) Relational Database
14 17 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (1.15%) Apache Hive
16 12 (0.98%) DB2
Development Applications
1 42 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 41 (3.36%) JIRA
3 36 (2.95%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 18 (1.47%) Maven
6 17 (1.39%) Selenium
7 15 (1.23%) Postman
8 14 (1.15%) SoapUI
8 14 (1.15%) Toad
9 10 (0.82%) GitLab
10 8 (0.65%) Artifactory
10 8 (0.65%) ERwin
11 7 (0.57%) CA Gen
12 6 (0.49%) JMeter
12 6 (0.49%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.41%) Ant
13 5 (0.41%) ER Studio
14 4 (0.33%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.33%) LoadRunner
14 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 487 (39.85%) Finance
2 378 (30.93%) Manufacturing
3 344 (28.15%) Public Sector
4 324 (26.51%) Marketing
5 314 (25.70%) Telecoms
6 312 (25.53%) Electronics
7 47 (3.85%) Retail
8 44 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 21 (1.72%) Billing
10 17 (1.39%) Law
11 13 (1.06%) French Language
12 12 (0.98%) Back Office
13 10 (0.82%) Legal
14 8 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.49%) Banking
15 6 (0.49%) German Language
15 6 (0.49%) Local Government
15 6 (0.49%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.41%) Ukrainian Language
17 4 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 231 (18.90%) Consultant
2 208 (17.02%) Architect
3 175 (14.32%) SAP Consultant
4 155 (12.68%) Developer
5 120 (9.82%) Analyst
6 77 (6.30%) SAP Architect
7 70 (5.73%) Project Manager
8 65 (5.32%) Business Analyst
9 56 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
10 51 (4.17%) Java Developer
11 47 (3.85%) SAP Manager
12 41 (3.36%) Data Architect
13 40 (3.27%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
14 38 (3.11%) SAP Analyst
15 28 (2.29%) Integration Developer
16 26 (2.13%) SAP Solutions Architect
17 25 (2.05%) SAP Developer
18 24 (1.96%) Administrator
18 24 (1.96%) Cloud Architect
18 24 (1.96%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.48%) XML
2 61 (4.99%) Web Services
3 56 (4.58%) SOAP
4 55 (4.50%) Middleware
5 52 (4.26%) JSON
6 46 (3.76%) RESTful
7 41 (3.36%) HTML
8 30 (2.45%) XSLT
9 29 (2.37%) .NET
10 24 (1.96%) J2EE
11 23 (1.88%) CSS
11 23 (1.88%) Node.js
11 23 (1.88%) SAP Fiori
12 21 (1.72%) Apache Camel
12 21 (1.72%) Spring
13 19 (1.55%) SAP Basis
13 19 (1.55%) SAP TM
14 18 (1.47%) Kafka
15 17 (1.39%) REST
16 16 (1.31%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.58%) FMCG
3 33 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 33 (2.70%) NHS
4 28 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (1.96%) User Experience
6 19 (1.55%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.47%) Public Cloud
8 16 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.15%) PKI
10 11 (0.90%) Life Science
10 11 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.74%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.65%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.65%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.57%) EPoS
15 6 (0.49%) e-Learning
15 6 (0.49%) Learning Management System
16 4 (0.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 82 (6.71%) Windows
2 76 (6.22%) Linux
3 38 (3.11%) Unix
4 20 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.55%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.82%) AIX
6 10 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.65%) SUSE
8 7 (0.57%) Android
8 7 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.33%) Debian
10 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.25%) HPUX
11 3 (0.25%) MVS
12 2 (0.16%) VMS
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.082%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (32.49%) Business Intelligence
2 320 (26.19%) Programme Management
3 309 (25.29%) Digital Marketing
4 215 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (10.31%) Migration
6 122 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 105 (8.59%) Analytics
8 97 (7.94%) ERP
9 89 (7.28%) Data Modelling
10 87 (7.12%) Project Management
11 68 (5.56%) Data Migration
12 67 (5.48%) DevOps
13 56 (4.58%) Microservices
14 51 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
15 49 (4.01%) ETL
16 41 (3.36%) TDD
16 41 (3.36%) Test Scripting
17 40 (3.27%) CRM
17 40 (3.27%) Requirements Gathering
18 39 (3.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 141 (11.54%) SQL
2 125 (10.23%) Java
3 56 (4.58%) JavaScript
4 44 (3.60%) Python
5 35 (2.86%) ABAP
6 32 (2.62%) XPath
7 30 (2.45%) C#
8 29 (2.37%) PL/SQL
9 20 (1.64%) C
10 14 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.06%) Perl
12 11 (0.90%) Java 8
13 9 (0.74%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.65%) Groovy
15 7 (0.57%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.57%) R
16 6 (0.49%) PHP
17 5 (0.41%) ActionScript
17 5 (0.41%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 183 (14.98%) Security Cleared
2 127 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.09%) Degree
4 39 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.74%) ISEB
6 9 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.65%) CISA
7 8 (0.65%) CISSP
7 8 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.41%) PMP
8 5 (0.41%) SAP Certification
9 4 (0.33%) APMP
9 4 (0.33%) CCIE
9 4 (0.33%) CCNP
10 3 (0.25%) CCNA
10 3 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.05%) Data Quality
2 22 (1.80%) PMO
3 20 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.55%) SLA
5 17 (1.39%) GDPR
5 17 (1.39%) QA
6 11 (0.90%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.82%) COBIT
7 10 (0.82%) IFRS
7 10 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.74%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.74%) NIST
9 7 (0.57%) ITGC
10 6 (0.49%) RMADS
11 4 (0.33%) NCSC
12 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.37%) Docker
3 17 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.98%) HDFS
5 6 (0.49%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.33%) vSphere
7 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.082%) Firmware
9 1 (0.082%) iptables
Systems Management
1 35 (2.86%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.29%) Terraform
3 13 (1.06%) Ansible
4 11 (0.90%) Rancher
5 10 (0.82%) Kibana
5 10 (0.82%) logstash
6 9 (0.74%) Consul
6 9 (0.74%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.65%) Grafana
7 8 (0.65%) Istio
7 8 (0.65%) Puppet
7 8 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (0.57%) SCCM
9 6 (0.49%) Fluentd
9 6 (0.49%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.41%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.25%) Forum Sentry
12 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.16%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 140 (11.46%) Oracle
2 122 (9.98%) Microsoft
3 61 (4.99%) Ariba
4 33 (2.70%) hybris
5 22 (1.80%) MuleSoft
5 22 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (1.72%) VMware
7 19 (1.55%) WSO2
8 18 (1.47%) Concur
8 18 (1.47%) Google
8 18 (1.47%) Talend
9 17 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.23%) Cisco
10 15 (1.23%) Infor
11 14 (1.15%) Adobe
12 13 (1.06%) IBM
12 13 (1.06%) ServiceNow
12 13 (1.06%) webMethods
13 12 (0.98%) Splunk
13 12 (0.98%) Workday