The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SAP FI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP FI over the 3 months to 30 March 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.

SAP Financial Accounting (FI)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 157 135
Rank change year-on-year +47 -22  
Contract jobs citing SAP FI 21 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.10% 0.58%
As % of the Business Applications category 7.89% 1.26% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 11
Median daily rate £425 £320 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -28.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £352 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -2.85% -2.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.50 - -

SAP FI is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 266 317 374
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.23% 8.15% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 170 173
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Median hourly rate £65.00 £69.07 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.89% +15.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +41.81% +57.14%  

SAP FI
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SAP FI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SAP FI in the North West

SAP FI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP FI in the North West

SAP FI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP FI in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP FI in the North West

SAP FI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP FI in the North West

SAP FI
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP FI within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Manchester - 10 £338 - 2
Cheshire +39 7 £450 +40.62%
Merseyside - 2 - -
SAP FI
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP FI 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 North West region with a requirement for SAP FI.

1 39 (100.00%) SAP
2 33 (84.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 33 (84.62%) SAP CO
3 22 (56.41%) Finance
4 8 (20.51%) MS Access
5 7 (17.95%) Investment Management
6 6 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (15.38%) e-Learning
6 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
7 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
8 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
8 4 (10.26%) Logistics
8 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
8 4 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (10.26%) SAP BW
8 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.26%) ABAP
8 4 (10.26%) VBA
8 4 (10.26%) Data Conversion
9 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
9 3 (7.69%) ERP
9 3 (7.69%) SAP SD
9 3 (7.69%) SAP MM
9 3 (7.69%) General Ledger
9 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 3 (7.69%) Retail
10 2 (5.13%) Data Validation
10 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (5.13%) Degree

SAP FI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 33 (84.62%) SAP CO
1 33 (84.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (7.69%) SAP MM
2 3 (7.69%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.56%) SAP FSCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) MS Access
2 4 (10.26%) SAP BW
3 2 (5.13%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.56%) Big Data
General
1 22 (56.41%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (7.69%) General Ledger
3 3 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Consultant
1 17 (43.59%) SAP Consultant
2 14 (35.90%) SAP FI Consultant
3 9 (23.08%) SAP CO Consultant
3 9 (23.08%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 8 (20.51%) SAP Trainer
4 8 (20.51%) Trainer
5 7 (17.95%) Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) SAP CO Trainer
6 6 (15.38%) SAP FI Trainer
6 6 (15.38%) SAP FI/CO Trainer
7 5 (12.82%) Management Consultant
8 4 (10.26%) Access Developer
8 4 (10.26%) Data Analyst
8 4 (10.26%) Developer
8 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (10.26%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (10.26%) SAP Support
9 3 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) SAP Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (15.38%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.56%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Investment Management
2 6 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
3 4 (10.26%) Data Conversion
3 4 (10.26%) Logistics
4 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) ERP
5 2 (5.13%) Data Validation
5 2 (5.13%) Project Management
5 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.13%) Validation
6 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.56%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (2.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) ABAP
1 4 (10.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ACCA
3 2 (5.13%) CIMA
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SEPA
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Hyperion
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