Period
to 23 May 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 May 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 28 39
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 -17
Contract jobs citing SAP 341 337 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.87% 6.21% 4.66%
As % of the Vendors category 14.20% 14.26% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 176 185
North West median daily rate £500 £468 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +10.00% -5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £288
90th Percentile £725 £650 £588
England median daily rate £495 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.12% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 12
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +181.25% -14.67% -25.36%
10th Percentile £11.78 £13.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £46.25 £44.81
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -4.76%

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,402 2,364 3,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.33% 43.54% 43.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,381 1,905
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £243 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 144 175
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.94% -21.95% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.62 £10.65 £11.90
90th Percentile £51.25 £46.93 £47.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SAP in the North West

SAP
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP in the North West

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP in the North West over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP in the North West

SAP
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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP in the North West

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP in the North West over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAP in the North West

SAP
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. 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
Manchester -13 168 £475 -5.00% 42
Cheshire -10 52 £525 +23.53% 20
Cumbria +1 37 £411 -28.48%
Lancashire -2 17 £500 +19.05% 2
Merseyside +16 15 £400 -22.89% 4
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for SAP.

1 86 (25.22%) Finance
2 67 (19.65%) Manufacturing
3 58 (17.01%) Security Cleared
4 54 (15.84%) SC Cleared
5 48 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (10.26%) Programme Management
7 35 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (9.97%) Telecoms
8 34 (9.97%) Marketing
8 34 (9.97%) SAP HANA
9 33 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
9 33 (9.68%) Electronics
10 32 (9.38%) Data Analysis
11 31 (9.09%) ABAP
12 30 (8.80%) SAP FI
13 29 (8.50%) PLM
14 27 (7.92%) SAP FI/CO
14 27 (7.92%) SAP CO
15 26 (7.62%) Big Data
15 26 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (7.33%) Test Automation
16 25 (7.33%) SAP PLM
16 25 (7.33%) Python
17 23 (6.74%) ERP
17 23 (6.74%) Machine Learning
18 22 (6.45%) DevOps
19 20 (5.87%) Retail
20 19 (5.57%) Unix
20 19 (5.57%) Oracle

SAP
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 9 (2.64%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.76%) NetWeaver
3 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (8.80%) SAP FI
2 27 (7.92%) SAP CO
2 27 (7.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 25 (7.33%) SAP PLM
4 16 (4.69%) SAP SD
5 12 (3.52%) SAP HR
6 10 (2.93%) SAP MM
7 9 (2.64%) SAP ERP
7 9 (2.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (2.64%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (2.35%) HFM
9 7 (2.05%) SAP SCM
9 7 (2.05%) SAP Travel Management
9 7 (2.05%) SAP WM
10 6 (1.76%) SAP HCM
10 6 (1.76%) SAP PM
10 6 (1.76%) SAP Retail
11 5 (1.47%) SAP Hybris
12 4 (1.17%) SAP APO
12 4 (1.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.59%) iPaaS
4 2 (0.59%) Office 365
4 2 (0.59%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.29%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.76%) SMS
2 4 (1.17%) VPN
3 2 (0.59%) SAN
3 2 (0.59%) VLAN
4 1 (0.29%) Internet
4 1 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.29%) Skype
4 1 (0.29%) SSL
4 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.97%) SAP HANA
2 26 (7.62%) Big Data
3 11 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (3.23%) SAP BW
4 8 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.05%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.76%) MS Access
7 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.88%) DB2
9 3 (0.88%) KDB
9 3 (0.88%) Kdb+
9 3 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.88%) OLAP
10 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (3.52%) JIRA
2 10 (2.93%) TeamCity
3 9 (2.64%) GitLab
3 9 (2.64%) PyCharm
4 4 (1.17%) LSMW
5 3 (0.88%) Selenium
6 2 (0.59%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 86 (25.22%) Finance
2 67 (19.65%) Manufacturing
3 34 (9.97%) Marketing
3 34 (9.97%) Telecoms
4 33 (9.68%) Electronics
5 20 (5.87%) Retail
6 11 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.17%) Banking
7 4 (1.17%) Billing
7 4 (1.17%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.88%) Advertising
9 2 (0.59%) German Language
9 2 (0.59%) Legal
9 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (32.26%) Consultant
2 100 (29.33%) SAP Consultant
3 55 (16.13%) Analyst
4 34 (9.97%) Developer
5 27 (7.92%) SAP Analyst
6 21 (6.16%) Business Analyst
6 21 (6.16%) SAP Developer
7 19 (5.57%) ABAP Developer
8 17 (4.99%) Architect
9 16 (4.69%) Data Analyst
9 16 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.69%) SAP Manager
9 16 (4.69%) SAP PLM Consultant
10 13 (3.81%) SAP FI Consultant
11 12 (3.52%) Management Consultant
11 12 (3.52%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.52%) SAP Architect
11 12 (3.52%) SAP Business Analyst
11 12 (3.52%) SAP CO Consultant
11 12 (3.52%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.81%) SAP Smart Forms
2 9 (2.64%) SAP TM
3 8 (2.35%) CSS
3 8 (2.35%) HTML
3 8 (2.35%) REST
3 8 (2.35%) SAP Basis
4 6 (1.76%) SAP PI
5 5 (1.47%) HTML5
5 5 (1.47%) SAPUI5
6 4 (1.17%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.17%) Middleware
6 4 (1.17%) React
6 4 (1.17%) Web Services
7 3 (0.88%) .NET
7 3 (0.88%) SAP Fiori
7 3 (0.88%) Swagger
8 1 (0.29%) EDI
8 1 (0.29%) IDoc
8 1 (0.29%) Kafka
8 1 (0.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.81%) FMCG
3 9 (2.64%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.64%) Life Science
3 9 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.17%) User Experience
6 3 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.88%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.59%) PMI
7 2 (0.59%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.29%) Blog
8 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.29%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.29%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.29%) Robotics
8 1 (0.29%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.57%) Unix
2 16 (4.69%) Linux
3 8 (2.35%) Windows
4 2 (0.59%) Solaris
4 2 (0.59%) SUSE
4 2 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (10.26%) Programme Management
4 33 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
5 32 (9.38%) Data Analysis
6 29 (8.50%) PLM
7 25 (7.33%) Test Automation
8 23 (6.74%) ERP
8 23 (6.74%) Machine Learning
9 22 (6.45%) DevOps
10 17 (4.99%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (4.99%) Project Management
11 15 (4.40%) SAP Implementation
12 14 (4.11%) Analytics
12 14 (4.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (4.11%) Logistics
12 14 (4.11%) Migration
13 13 (3.81%) Business Analysis
14 11 (3.23%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.09%) ABAP
2 25 (7.33%) Python
3 17 (4.99%) SQL
4 11 (3.23%) SAPscript
5 9 (2.64%) Go
5 9 (2.64%) Java
5 9 (2.64%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.17%) C#
7 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.59%) C++
8 2 (0.59%) Perl
8 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.59%) VB
8 2 (0.59%) VBScript
9 1 (0.29%) C
9 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (17.01%) Security Cleared
2 54 (15.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.88%) ACCA
3 3 (0.88%) CIMA
3 3 (0.88%) Degree
4 2 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.29%) APMP
5 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) ISEB
5 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.23%) QA
2 8 (2.35%) GCP
3 4 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.17%) PMO
4 2 (0.59%) GDPR
4 2 (0.59%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) IFRS
System Software
1 10 (2.93%) Docker
2 6 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (5.28%) Kubernetes
2 15 (4.40%) Ansible
3 13 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.23%) Puppet
5 2 (0.59%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (5.57%) Oracle
2 16 (4.69%) Hyperion
2 16 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.64%) Atlassian
3 9 (2.64%) Google
4 8 (2.35%) EMC
4 8 (2.35%) VMware
5 5 (1.47%) hybris
6 4 (1.17%) Ariba
6 4 (1.17%) Citrix
6 4 (1.17%) Ivanti
6 4 (1.17%) Wyse
7 3 (0.88%) HP
8 2 (0.59%) Capita
8 2 (0.59%) Informatica
8 2 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.59%) Siebel
8 2 (0.59%) Sun
8 2 (0.59%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.59%) Veritas