Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 30 29
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SAP 494 366 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.61% 5.37% 5.17%
As % of the Vendors category 20.03% 11.61% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 216 191
North West median daily rate £550 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £275 £300
90th Percentile £748 £581 £575
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.06% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 11
North West median hourly rate £13.60 £28.18 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.76% -14.61% +112.90%
10th Percentile £8.38 £19.18 £12.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £59.31 £47.71
England median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.48% -17.00% +14.94%

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 2466 3152 3543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.99% 46.22% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 1874 1949
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 127 178
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.23
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.30 £46.45
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +18 231 £500 +17.65% 27
Cheshire +50 113 £600 +41.18% 4
Cumbria 0 42 £388 -21.72% 1
Lancashire -4 11 £400 +25.00% 8
Merseyside -10 11 £450 +24.14% 3
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 North West region with a requirement for SAP.

1 110 (22.27%) SAP BW
2 97 (19.64%) Finance
3 94 (19.03%) Retail
4 80 (16.19%) Migration
5 75 (15.18%) Ariba
5 75 (15.18%) Data Migration
6 65 (13.16%) ERP
7 59 (11.94%) Security Cleared
8 56 (11.34%) SC Cleared
9 45 (9.11%) Manufacturing
10 43 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (8.70%) ABAP
11 37 (7.49%) SAP Retail
12 33 (6.68%) SAP FI
13 32 (6.48%) SAP CO
14 30 (6.07%) SAP FI/CO
14 30 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (6.07%) Marketing
14 30 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (5.67%) SAP ERP
15 28 (5.67%) Telecoms
15 28 (5.67%) Oracle
16 27 (5.47%) Java
16 27 (5.47%) Programme Management
17 26 (5.26%) Electronics
18 25 (5.06%) Digital Marketing
19 24 (4.86%) SAP HANA
19 24 (4.86%) Project Management
20 22 (4.45%) SAP HR
20 22 (4.45%) BusinessObjects

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 16 (3.24%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.63%) NetWeaver
3 5 (1.01%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.40%) CMS
4 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.20%) JBoss
5 1 (0.20%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (7.49%) SAP Retail
2 33 (6.68%) SAP FI
3 32 (6.48%) SAP CO
4 30 (6.07%) SAP FI/CO
5 28 (5.67%) SAP ERP
6 22 (4.45%) SAP HR
7 20 (4.05%) SAP S/4HANA
8 16 (3.24%) SAP MM
9 13 (2.63%) SAP SRM
10 10 (2.02%) SAP APO
10 10 (2.02%) SAP CAR
10 10 (2.02%) SAP Hybris
10 10 (2.02%) SAP IS-U
10 10 (2.02%) SAP MDG
11 9 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (1.62%) SAP Payroll
13 7 (1.42%) SAP BPC
13 7 (1.42%) SAP HCM
13 7 (1.42%) SAP PP
14 6 (1.21%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.24%) SuccessFactors
2 10 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (0.61%) SMS
1 3 (0.61%) WAAS
2 1 (0.20%) Network Security
2 1 (0.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (22.27%) SAP BW
2 24 (4.86%) SAP HANA
3 22 (4.45%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (4.25%) Big Data
5 18 (3.64%) Hadoop
6 12 (2.43%) SAP Data Services
7 11 (2.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 9 (1.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 9 (1.82%) SQL Server
9 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.01%) DB2
11 5 (1.01%) Power BI
11 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.81%) MS Access
13 3 (0.61%) OLAP
13 3 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (3.24%) JIRA
2 15 (3.04%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.04%) TeamCity
3 13 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.20%) eCATT
4 1 (0.20%) LSMW
4 1 (0.20%) Moq
General
1 97 (19.64%) Finance
2 94 (19.03%) Retail
3 45 (9.11%) Manufacturing
4 30 (6.07%) Marketing
5 28 (5.67%) Telecoms
6 26 (5.26%) Electronics
7 15 (3.04%) Banking
8 11 (2.23%) General Ledger
9 9 (1.82%) Billing
9 9 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 161 (32.59%) Consultant
2 147 (29.76%) SAP Consultant
3 68 (13.77%) Developer
4 66 (13.36%) Analyst
5 64 (12.96%) Workstream Lead
6 47 (9.51%) Architect
7 44 (8.91%) SAP Developer
8 42 (8.50%) SAP Analyst
9 30 (6.07%) SAP Retail Consultant
10 28 (5.67%) SAP Architect
11 24 (4.86%) Business Analyst
12 18 (3.64%) ABAP Developer
13 15 (3.04%) HR Consultant
13 15 (3.04%) SAP BW Consultant
13 15 (3.04%) Scala Developer
14 14 (2.83%) Data Analyst
14 14 (2.83%) SAP FI Analyst
14 14 (2.83%) SAP HR Consultant
15 13 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.63%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.63%) Akka
1 13 (2.63%) SAPUI5
2 9 (1.82%) Web Services
3 8 (1.62%) SAP Basis
3 8 (1.62%) SAP Fiori
4 7 (1.42%) BAPI
4 7 (1.42%) Web Dynpro
5 5 (1.01%) cXML
5 5 (1.01%) SAP XI
6 4 (0.81%) SAP PI
7 3 (0.61%) .NET
8 2 (0.40%) EDI
8 2 (0.40%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.40%) PySpark
8 2 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.40%) SAP Business Workflow
8 2 (0.40%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.23%) FMCG
3 9 (1.82%) Life Science
4 4 (0.81%) e-Learning
5 3 (0.61%) Clustering
5 3 (0.61%) Driving Licence
5 3 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (0.61%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.40%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.40%) EPoS
6 2 (0.40%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.40%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.20%) Fintech
7 1 (0.20%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.20%) PMI
7 1 (0.20%) Pricing Data
7 1 (0.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.83%) Linux
2 7 (1.42%) Unix
3 4 (0.81%) Windows
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (16.19%) Migration
2 75 (15.18%) Data Migration
3 65 (13.16%) ERP
4 43 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (5.47%) Programme Management
7 25 (5.06%) Digital Marketing
8 24 (4.86%) Project Management
9 19 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (3.85%) Workflow
10 17 (3.44%) Open Source
11 16 (3.24%) BDD
11 16 (3.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (3.24%) TDD
12 15 (3.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (3.04%) Procure-to-Pay
12 15 (3.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (2.83%) SAP Implementation
13 14 (2.83%) Scrum
14 13 (2.63%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.70%) ABAP
2 27 (5.47%) Java
3 19 (3.85%) Python
4 17 (3.44%) SQL
5 16 (3.24%) Shell Script
6 10 (2.02%) Clojure
7 5 (1.01%) C
8 4 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.40%) C++
9 2 (0.40%) Go
9 2 (0.40%) VBA
10 1 (0.20%) C#
10 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.20%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 56 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.01%) Degree
4 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.40%) HND
6 1 (0.20%) AAT
6 1 (0.20%) CCA
6 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.21%) SLA
2 4 (0.81%) PMO
3 3 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.61%) QA
4 2 (0.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) GCP
System Software
1 15 (3.04%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.61%) Ansible
2 2 (0.40%) Mesos
2 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (15.18%) Ariba
2 28 (5.67%) Oracle
3 11 (2.23%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.02%) hybris
5 6 (1.21%) OpenText
6 5 (1.01%) Concur
6 5 (1.01%) Google
6 5 (1.01%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.81%) ATG
7 4 (0.81%) Cisco
7 4 (0.81%) Citrix
7 4 (0.81%) Hyperion
7 4 (0.81%) JDA
7 4 (0.81%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.61%) F5
8 3 (0.61%) Juniper
9 2 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.40%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.40%) Sage