The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SAP Implementation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP Implementation over the 3 months to 27 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 Implementation
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 133 136
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3  
Contract jobs citing SAP Implementation 14 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.65% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.79% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Median daily rate £475 £581 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.27% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £383 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £911 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £563 £525
% change year-on-year -15.55% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.25 £82.00
% change year-on-year - -19.20%  

SAP Implementation is in the process and methodology 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 process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2127 3164 2871
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.38% 82.44% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 1916 1562
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 130
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

SAP Implementation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SAP Implementation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SAP Implementation in the North West

SAP Implementation
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 Implementation in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP Implementation in the North West

SAP Implementation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP Implementation in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP Implementation in the North West

SAP Implementation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP Implementation in the North West

SAP Implementation
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 Implementation within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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 +1 5 £563 +87.50% 3
Lancashire - 1 £475 - 1
SAP Implementation
England

SAP Implementation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP Implementation 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 Implementation.

1 32 (100.00%) SAP
2 16 (50.00%) SAP BW
3 14 (43.75%) ERP
4 12 (37.50%) Finance
5 10 (31.25%) Project Management
6 9 (28.13%) Manufacturing
6 9 (28.13%) SAP ERP
7 8 (25.00%) Life Science
7 8 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (25.00%) SAP HR
8 7 (21.88%) NetWeaver
8 7 (21.88%) Ariba
8 7 (21.88%) Java
8 7 (21.88%) SAP Basis
8 7 (21.88%) SAP GRC
8 7 (21.88%) Concur
9 6 (18.75%) SaaS
9 6 (18.75%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (18.75%) Legal
9 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (15.63%) Change Management
10 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (15.63%) Process Improvement
11 4 (12.50%) Transition Management
11 4 (12.50%) SAP SRM
11 4 (12.50%) Clustering
11 4 (12.50%) Back Office
11 4 (12.50%) DB2
11 4 (12.50%) Red Hat

SAP Implementation
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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.88%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS Project
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) SAP ERP
2 8 (25.00%) SAP HR
2 8 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (21.88%) SAP GRC
4 4 (12.50%) SAP SRM
5 2 (6.25%) SAP BPC
5 2 (6.25%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (3.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (3.13%) SAP MDG
6 1 (3.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) SaaS
1 6 (18.75%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SAP BW
2 4 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) eCATT
1 1 (3.13%) LSMW
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Manufacturing
3 6 (18.75%) Legal
4 4 (12.50%) Back Office
5 3 (9.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Architect
1 9 (28.13%) SAP Architect
1 9 (28.13%) SAP Solutions Architect
1 9 (28.13%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (25.00%) Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) SAP Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Consultant
4 6 (18.75%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) ERP Architect
5 4 (12.50%) SAP Basis Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Change Manager
6 3 (9.38%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) SAP BW Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Business Change Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Business Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
7 2 (6.25%) SAP Manager
7 2 (6.25%) SAP Programme Manager
7 2 (6.25%) SAP Security Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) SAP Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) SAP Basis
2 3 (9.38%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Life Science
2 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.50%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) ERP
2 10 (31.25%) Project Management
3 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (15.63%) Change Management
4 5 (15.63%) Process Improvement
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) Transition Management
6 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.38%) SAP Security
6 3 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Workflow
7 2 (6.25%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Logistics
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 1 (3.13%) Data Governance
8 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) ActionScript
2 1 (3.13%) ActionScript 2.0
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (21.88%) Ariba
2 7 (21.88%) Concur
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.25%) hybris