The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 29 28
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1  
Contract jobs citing SAP 7 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.05% 4.27% 5.10%
As % of the Vendors category 4.40% 8.80% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
Median daily rate £425 £316 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.38% +5.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £221 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £325 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £25.12 £19.08
% change year-on-year -28.34% +31.65%  

SAP is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 159 216 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 46.63% 48.54% 41.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 128 89
Median daily rate £450 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £495 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% +8.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.90 £31.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing SAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for SAP in Lancashire

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP in Lancashire

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP in Lancashire

SAP
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -21 3 £545 +70.31%
Blackburn - 3 £415 -
SAP
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SAP.

1 7 (53.85%) DB2
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Manufacturing
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
3 5 (38.46%) SAN
3 5 (38.46%) Data Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Life Science
4 4 (30.77%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (30.77%) Data Flow Diagram
4 4 (30.77%) IBM
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) MySQL
4 4 (30.77%) Retail
4 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
5 3 (23.08%) Maximo
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
5 3 (23.08%) Change Management
5 3 (23.08%) AS400
5 3 (23.08%) AIX
5 3 (23.08%) Linux

SAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (23.08%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) DB2
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) MySQL
3 4 (30.77%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Manufacturing
3 4 (30.77%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (7.69%) Electronics
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Designer
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) SAP Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Designer
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Audit Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Change Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration Lead
3 1 (7.69%) IT Audit Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Data Migration Lead
3 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Life Science
2 3 (23.08%) AS400
2 3 (23.08%) iSeries
2 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
3 2 (15.38%) Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) AIX
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) zOS
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Data Migration
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Data Flow Diagram
2 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
2 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) Internal Audit
5 1 (7.69%) IT Audit
5 1 (7.69%) Logistics
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Transition Management
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) MCITP
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CGEIT
3 1 (7.69%) CISA
3 1 (7.69%) CISM
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) QiCA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Tivoli
1 3 (23.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
2 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (15.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Kaseya
5 2 (15.38%) Kaspersky
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 2 (15.38%) Symantec
6 1 (7.69%) hybris