Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 29 31
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing SAP 426 343 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.07% 5.78% 5.09%
As % of the Vendors category 19.14% 12.88% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 181 171
North West median daily rate £575 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +18.75% -11.21%
10th Percentile £375 £313 £299
90th Percentile £688 £638 £575
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
North West median hourly rate £13.72 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.25% - -27.47%
10th Percentile £11.31 £13.20 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £25.26 £47.71
England median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -17.50% -3.03%

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 2,226 2,663 3,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.16% 44.88% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,384 1,605 1,836
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £220
90th Percentile £625 £575 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 111 196
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.06% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.43%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +7 193 £500 +5.26% 40
Cheshire +26 112 £600 +29.73% 7
Cumbria -2 31 £413 -16.03%
Merseyside -5 10 £483 +20.63% 9
Lancashire +8 8 £388 -3.13% 9
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 96 (22.54%) Finance
2 80 (18.78%) SAP BW
3 76 (17.84%) Migration
4 73 (17.14%) Data Migration
5 62 (14.55%) Ariba
6 52 (12.21%) Security Cleared
7 51 (11.97%) SC Cleared
8 50 (11.74%) Retail
9 45 (10.56%) Manufacturing
10 43 (10.09%) ERP
10 43 (10.09%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (7.75%) Marketing
12 31 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (7.04%) Programme Management
13 30 (7.04%) SAP HANA
14 29 (6.81%) Electronics
14 29 (6.81%) Telecoms
15 28 (6.57%) Oracle
15 28 (6.57%) Digital Marketing
16 27 (6.34%) Data Analysis
17 26 (6.10%) SAP FI
18 25 (5.87%) ABAP
18 25 (5.87%) SAP CO
19 24 (5.63%) SAP FI/CO
19 24 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (5.40%) Project Management
21 22 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
21 22 (5.16%) Big Data
22 21 (4.93%) SAP HR
22 21 (4.93%) PLM

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 15 (3.52%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.41%) NetWeaver
3 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (6.10%) SAP FI
2 25 (5.87%) SAP CO
3 24 (5.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 21 (4.93%) SAP HR
5 20 (4.69%) SAP Retail
5 20 (4.69%) SAP S/4HANA
6 19 (4.46%) SAP ERP
7 17 (3.99%) SAP PLM
8 16 (3.76%) SAP MM
9 13 (3.05%) SAP SD
10 11 (2.58%) HFM
11 8 (1.88%) SAP APO
11 8 (1.88%) SAP EWM
11 8 (1.88%) SAP MDG
12 7 (1.64%) SAP Hybris
12 7 (1.64%) SAP SCM
12 7 (1.64%) SAP Travel Management
13 6 (1.41%) SAP BPC
13 6 (1.41%) SAP IS-U
13 6 (1.41%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.47%) iPaaS
5 2 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.23%) FinancialForce
6 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.70%) VPN
2 2 (0.47%) SAN
2 2 (0.47%) SMS
2 2 (0.47%) VLAN
3 1 (0.23%) Network Security
3 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (18.78%) SAP BW
2 30 (7.04%) SAP HANA
3 22 (5.16%) Big Data
4 12 (2.82%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.11%) MS Access
6 8 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.17%) DB2
9 5 (1.17%) SQL Server
10 4 (0.94%) OLAP
11 3 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.47%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.47%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.82%) JIRA
2 11 (2.58%) TeamCity
3 6 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.17%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.17%) GitLab
4 5 (1.17%) PyCharm
5 3 (0.70%) LSMW
5 3 (0.70%) Selenium
6 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.23%) eCATT
7 1 (0.23%) Moq
General
1 96 (22.54%) Finance
2 50 (11.74%) Retail
3 45 (10.56%) Manufacturing
4 33 (7.75%) Marketing
5 29 (6.81%) Electronics
5 29 (6.81%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.99%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.17%) Billing
7 5 (1.17%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.70%) Banking
9 2 (0.47%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 124 (29.11%) Consultant
2 110 (25.82%) SAP Consultant
3 66 (15.49%) Analyst
4 63 (14.79%) Workstream Lead
5 35 (8.22%) SAP Analyst
6 32 (7.51%) Architect
7 29 (6.81%) Developer
8 24 (5.63%) Data Analyst
9 21 (4.93%) Business Analyst
10 18 (4.23%) SAP Architect
11 16 (3.76%) SAP Developer
12 15 (3.52%) SAP Data Analyst
12 15 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.05%) Functional Consultant
14 12 (2.82%) HR Consultant
14 12 (2.82%) SAP Retail Consultant
15 11 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.58%) SAP CO Consultant
16 10 (2.35%) ABAP Developer
16 10 (2.35%) SAP HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.35%) SAP Basis
2 9 (2.11%) SAP TM
3 5 (1.17%) SAP PI
3 5 (1.17%) SAPUI5
4 4 (0.94%) .NET
5 3 (0.70%) Akka
5 3 (0.70%) PySpark
5 3 (0.70%) SAP Smart Forms
5 3 (0.70%) Web Services
6 2 (0.47%) EDI
6 2 (0.47%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (0.47%) Swagger
7 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.23%) React
7 1 (0.23%) REST
7 1 (0.23%) SOAP
7 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.29%) FMCG
3 7 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.17%) Life Science
4 5 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 4 (0.94%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.70%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.70%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.47%) EPoS
7 2 (0.47%) PMI
7 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.23%) Clustering
8 1 (0.23%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.23%) Fintech
8 1 (0.23%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.23%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.23%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.76%) Unix
2 15 (3.52%) Linux
3 4 (0.94%) Windows
4 2 (0.47%) Solaris
4 2 (0.47%) SUSE
4 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (17.84%) Migration
2 73 (17.14%) Data Migration
3 43 (10.09%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (10.09%) ERP
4 31 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (7.04%) Programme Management
6 28 (6.57%) Digital Marketing
7 27 (6.34%) Data Analysis
8 23 (5.40%) Project Management
9 21 (4.93%) PLM
10 18 (4.23%) SAP Implementation
10 18 (4.23%) Test Automation
11 17 (3.99%) Analytics
11 17 (3.99%) Business Analysis
12 16 (3.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (3.52%) DevOps
13 15 (3.52%) Logistics
14 14 (3.29%) Data Management
15 13 (3.05%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.87%) ABAP
2 20 (4.69%) Python
3 17 (3.99%) SQL
4 14 (3.29%) Java
5 7 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.17%) C#
7 3 (0.70%) C
7 3 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.70%) VBA
8 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.47%) Perl
8 2 (0.47%) VB
8 2 (0.47%) VBScript
9 1 (0.23%) C++
9 1 (0.23%) Go
9 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 51 (11.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.70%) ACCA
3 3 (0.70%) CIMA
4 2 (0.47%) Degree
4 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.23%) AAT
5 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.23%) CCA
5 1 (0.23%) ISEB
5 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.64%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.41%) QA
3 3 (0.70%) GCP
3 3 (0.70%) GDPR
3 3 (0.70%) PMO
4 2 (0.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) IFRS
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (2.58%) Docker
2 4 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) vSphere
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (2.58%) Ansible
2 9 (2.11%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.64%) Puppet
4 3 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.47%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 62 (14.55%) Ariba
2 28 (6.57%) Oracle
3 13 (3.05%) Hyperion
4 10 (2.35%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.11%) Google
6 7 (1.64%) hybris
7 5 (1.17%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.94%) Ivanti
8 4 (0.94%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.70%) Concur
9 3 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.70%) Sage
9 3 (0.70%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.70%) Sun
9 3 (0.70%) Teradata
9 3 (0.70%) VMware
10 2 (0.47%) Capita
10 2 (0.47%) Shavlik
10 2 (0.47%) Workday