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 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within SAP SE.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP
England / North West
Rank 22 34 20
Rank change year-on-year +12 -14  
Contract jobs citing SAP 176 183 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.82% 4.77% 6.86%
As % of the Vendors category 16.07% 11.00% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 90 105
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -7.89%  

SAP is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1095 1663 1672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.41% 43.33% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 914 812
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 108 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 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 +14 83 £488 +14.70% 24
Cheshire +25 44 £450 -5.75% 1
Cumbria -1 12 £550 +41.02%
Merseyside -9 8 £494 +16.17%
Lancashire +24 7 £458 +67.88% 4
SAP
England

SAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 130 (37.36%) Finance
2 74 (21.26%) Manufacturing
3 55 (15.80%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (12.93%) Migration
5 42 (12.07%) SAP FI
6 41 (11.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 41 (11.78%) Security Cleared
7 40 (11.49%) ERP
8 38 (10.92%) SC Cleared
9 34 (9.77%) SAP BW
9 34 (9.77%) SAP FI/CO
9 34 (9.77%) SAP CO
10 33 (9.48%) Programme Management
11 32 (9.20%) Data Migration
11 32 (9.20%) SAP Implementation
12 31 (8.91%) Marketing
13 29 (8.33%) Telecoms
14 27 (7.76%) SAP HR
15 26 (7.47%) Project Management
15 26 (7.47%) Electronics
15 26 (7.47%) Workflow
15 26 (7.47%) Retail
15 26 (7.47%) Digital Marketing
15 26 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (6.90%) Java
17 20 (5.75%) Business Analysis
17 20 (5.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 20 (5.75%) Oracle
17 20 (5.75%) MS Excel
17 20 (5.75%) System Integration Testing

SAP
Top Related 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 12 (3.45%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.30%) NetWeaver
3 7 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.86%) SAS
5 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.57%) IIS
5 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.57%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.59%) MS Office
2 9 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.15%) MS Project
3 4 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.86%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (12.07%) SAP FI
2 41 (11.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 34 (9.77%) SAP CO
3 34 (9.77%) SAP FI/CO
4 27 (7.76%) SAP HR
5 18 (5.17%) SAP Payroll
6 17 (4.89%) SAP HCM
7 15 (4.31%) SAP ERP
8 14 (4.02%) SAP PP
9 13 (3.74%) SAP SD
10 11 (3.16%) SAP GRC
10 11 (3.16%) SAP Retail
11 10 (2.87%) SAP BPC
11 10 (2.87%) SAP PP-PI
12 9 (2.59%) SAP MII
12 9 (2.59%) SAP MM
13 6 (1.72%) SAP MDG
14 5 (1.44%) SAP EWM
15 4 (1.15%) SAP GTS
15 4 (1.15%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.45%) SuccessFactors
2 10 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.30%) SaaS
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.57%) DHCP
1 2 (0.57%) DNS
1 2 (0.57%) IP Telephony
1 2 (0.57%) NAS
1 2 (0.57%) SAN
1 2 (0.57%) Skype
2 1 (0.29%) FTP
2 1 (0.29%) HTTP
2 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.29%) SSL
2 1 (0.29%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.77%) SAP BW
2 14 (4.02%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (3.74%) Hadoop
4 12 (3.45%) Big Data
5 11 (3.16%) DB2
5 11 (3.16%) SAP HANA
6 9 (2.59%) MS Access
6 9 (2.59%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (1.44%) MySQL
9 3 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (0.86%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.57%) QlikView
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.15%) LSMW
2 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.29%) eCATT
3 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.29%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 130 (37.36%) Finance
2 74 (21.26%) Manufacturing
3 31 (8.91%) Marketing
4 29 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 26 (7.47%) Electronics
5 26 (7.47%) Retail
6 11 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (2.87%) Legal
8 7 (2.01%) Back Office
9 4 (1.15%) Billing
10 3 (0.86%) Advertising
10 3 (0.86%) Banking
10 3 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.86%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 117 (33.62%) Consultant
2 102 (29.31%) SAP Consultant
3 71 (20.40%) Analyst
4 44 (12.64%) SAP Analyst
5 31 (8.91%) Developer
6 26 (7.47%) Architect
7 23 (6.61%) SAP Developer
8 21 (6.03%) SAP Architect
9 19 (5.46%) Business Analyst
10 16 (4.60%) SAP FI Consultant
11 15 (4.31%) HR Consultant
11 15 (4.31%) SAP Business Analyst
11 15 (4.31%) Trainer
12 14 (4.02%) SAP HCM Consultant
12 14 (4.02%) SAP HR Consultant
12 14 (4.02%) SAP Manager
13 12 (3.45%) Financial Analyst
13 12 (3.45%) Project Manager
14 11 (3.16%) Data Analyst
14 11 (3.16%) SAP Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.17%) SAPUI5
2 9 (2.59%) SAP Basis
3 8 (2.30%) SAP XI
4 7 (2.01%) .NET
4 7 (2.01%) XML
5 4 (1.15%) SAP TM
6 3 (0.86%) BAPI
6 3 (0.86%) CSS
6 3 (0.86%) HTML
7 2 (0.57%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.57%) EDI
7 2 (0.57%) JMS
7 2 (0.57%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.57%) Web Services
8 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.29%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.29%) REST
8 1 (0.29%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.17%) FMCG
3 15 (4.31%) Life Science
4 7 (2.01%) Clustering
4 7 (2.01%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.01%) e-Learning
5 6 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.29%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.29%) PKI
7 1 (0.29%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.29%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.59%) Windows
2 4 (1.15%) Unix
3 3 (0.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.29%) AIX
4 1 (0.29%) Linux
4 1 (0.29%) Solaris
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.80%) Business Intelligence
2 45 (12.93%) Migration
3 40 (11.49%) ERP
4 33 (9.48%) Programme Management
5 32 (9.20%) Data Migration
5 32 (9.20%) SAP Implementation
6 26 (7.47%) Digital Marketing
6 26 (7.47%) Project Management
6 26 (7.47%) Workflow
7 20 (5.75%) Business Analysis
7 20 (5.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 20 (5.75%) System Integration Testing
8 18 (5.17%) Process Improvement
9 17 (4.89%) Data Modelling
9 17 (4.89%) Integration Testing
9 17 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (4.60%) Change Management
11 14 (4.02%) Data Analysis
12 13 (3.74%) Time Management
12 13 (3.74%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.90%) Java
2 18 (5.17%) SQL
3 15 (4.31%) C
4 13 (3.74%) Python
5 8 (2.30%) ABAP
6 4 (1.15%) C#
6 4 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.86%) VBA
8 2 (0.57%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.57%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.57%) F#
8 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.29%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (0.29%) C++
9 1 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) R
9 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 41 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.60%) Degree
4 4 (1.15%) ACCA
4 4 (1.15%) CIMA
4 4 (1.15%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.15%) SAP Certification
5 3 (0.86%) HND
6 2 (0.57%) CISA
6 2 (0.57%) MCITP
6 2 (0.57%) MCSE
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CGEIT
7 1 (0.29%) CIPFA
7 1 (0.29%) CISM
7 1 (0.29%) CISSP
7 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PMP
7 1 (0.29%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.16%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.01%) QA
3 4 (1.15%) SLA
4 2 (0.57%) PMO
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) GxP
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.57%) Docker
3 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) Veritas File System
4 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) Backup Exec
1 2 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (0.57%) WSUS
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (5.75%) Oracle
2 15 (4.31%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.45%) Hyperion
4 9 (2.59%) Google
4 9 (2.59%) IBM
5 8 (2.30%) Concur
6 7 (2.01%) Ariba
6 7 (2.01%) Tableau
7 5 (1.44%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.15%) Informatica
9 3 (0.86%) Capita
9 3 (0.86%) hybris
9 3 (0.86%) LANDesk
9 3 (0.86%) Remedy
9 3 (0.86%) VMware
10 2 (0.57%) Kaseya
10 2 (0.57%) Kaspersky
10 2 (0.57%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.57%) Symantec
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