Period
to 25 August 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 August 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 37 29
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +5
Contract jobs citing SAP 903 987 996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.23% 5.91% 6.18%
As % of the Vendors category 12.98% 12.65% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 574 548
South East median daily rate £500 £469 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.64% +9.59%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £638 £606
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 29
South East median hourly rate £18.19 £26.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.04% +62.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £13.25 £20.15 £12.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £40.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £26.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.80% +40.79% -16.48%

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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 6,959 7,803 7,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.04% 46.73% 48.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,125 4,481 4,335
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £254 £256 £245
90th Percentile £606 £575 £568
England median daily rate £460 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 349 355
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.49% -4.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £62.10 £46.87 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.98 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.19% +2.94% -2.86%

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SAP in the South East

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAP in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP in the South East

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP in the South East over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP in the South East

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP in the South East

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP in the South East over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAP in the South East

SAP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
Thames Valley -2 283 £475 -2.56% 30
Surrey +5 226 £475 +4.40% 10
Berkshire -7 212 £475 -5.00% 15
Hampshire +3 184 £505 +6.32% 22
West Sussex +9 144 £488 -0.76% 13
Buckinghamshire +10 60 £450 +7.14% 8
East Sussex +11 37 £475 +5.56% 2
Oxfordshire +10 11 £438 -27.08% 7
Kent -4 7 £152 -69.60% 6
Middlesex +2 4 £449 -6.02%
M4 Corridor +4 3 - -
Sussex +2 2 £475 +3.26% 1
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for SAP.

1 285 (31.56%) Finance
2 173 (19.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 156 (17.28%) ERP
4 142 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
5 104 (11.52%) Manufacturing
6 103 (11.41%) ABAP
7 101 (11.18%) Project Management
7 101 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
8 97 (10.74%) Public Sector
9 91 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 90 (9.97%) Migration
11 88 (9.75%) SAP FI
12 86 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
13 82 (9.08%) Security Cleared
13 82 (9.08%) SQL
14 77 (8.53%) Telecoms
14 77 (8.53%) Marketing
15 75 (8.31%) Microsoft
16 74 (8.19%) SAP CO
17 71 (7.86%) SAP FI/CO
18 68 (7.53%) Programme Management
19 67 (7.42%) Windows
20 66 (7.31%) Microsoft Excel
21 64 (7.09%) Electronics
22 63 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
23 62 (6.87%) Project Delivery
24 60 (6.64%) Oracle
24 60 (6.64%) SAP BW
25 59 (6.53%) CRM
26 58 (6.42%) Change Management

SAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 35 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.99%) Confluence
3 12 (1.33%) SAP Portal
4 9 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.66%) Mule
5 6 (0.66%) NetWeaver
6 5 (0.55%) Apache
6 5 (0.55%) JBoss
7 4 (0.44%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.33%) Anypoint
8 3 (0.33%) CMS
8 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.22%) Documentum
9 2 (0.22%) nginx
9 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.11%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 66 (7.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 173 (19.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 88 (9.75%) SAP FI
3 74 (8.19%) SAP CO
4 71 (7.86%) SAP FI/CO
5 50 (5.54%) SAP ERP
6 44 (4.87%) SAP HR
7 38 (4.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 31 (3.43%) SAP HCM
9 24 (2.66%) SAP MDG
10 18 (1.99%) SAP BPC
10 18 (1.99%) SAP SD
11 16 (1.77%) SAP FI-CA
11 16 (1.77%) SAP PSCD
12 15 (1.66%) SAP MM
13 11 (1.22%) SAP FSCM
13 11 (1.22%) SAP Payroll
13 11 (1.22%) SAP PP
14 10 (1.11%) SAP IS-U
14 10 (1.11%) SAP SRM
15 9 (1.00%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.42%) Azure
2 57 (6.31%) SuccessFactors
3 37 (4.10%) Dynamics 365
4 36 (3.99%) SaaS
5 32 (3.54%) AWS
6 25 (2.77%) Power Platform
7 18 (1.99%) PaaS
8 12 (1.33%) IaaS
8 12 (1.33%) Office 365
9 8 (0.89%) Boomi
9 8 (0.89%) Trello
10 5 (0.55%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.55%) GitHub
10 5 (0.55%) Serverless
11 3 (0.33%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.33%) Slack
12 2 (0.22%) Smartsheet
12 2 (0.22%) Yarn
13 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.22%) DNS
2 6 (0.66%) Firewall
3 5 (0.55%) DHCP
3 5 (0.55%) NetScaler
4 4 (0.44%) Internet
4 4 (0.44%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.33%) HTTP
5 3 (0.33%) Intranet
6 2 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.22%) IKE
6 2 (0.22%) Skype
6 2 (0.22%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.22%) WAN
7 1 (0.11%) LAN
7 1 (0.11%) MPLS
7 1 (0.11%) SMTP
7 1 (0.11%) SWIFTNet
7 1 (0.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.64%) SAP BW
2 56 (6.20%) BusinessObjects
3 45 (4.98%) SAP HANA
4 26 (2.88%) SQL Server
5 25 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.77%) Power BI
6 22 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 20 (2.21%) SAP Data Services
8 18 (1.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 14 (1.55%) Big Data
10 10 (1.11%) Data Lake
11 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (0.55%) OLAP
15 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
15 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 31 (3.43%) JIRA
2 14 (1.55%) LSMW
2 14 (1.55%) PVCS
3 13 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (0.66%) Maven
7 4 (0.44%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.44%) CA Gen
7 4 (0.44%) Selenium
7 4 (0.44%) Toad
8 3 (0.33%) Ant
9 2 (0.22%) Appium
9 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.22%) ERwin
9 2 (0.22%) JUnit
9 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.22%) webpack
General
1 285 (31.56%) Finance
2 104 (11.52%) Manufacturing
3 97 (10.74%) Public Sector
4 77 (8.53%) Marketing
4 77 (8.53%) Telecoms
5 64 (7.09%) Electronics
6 41 (4.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 29 (3.21%) Retail
8 18 (1.99%) General Ledger
9 17 (1.88%) Banking
10 14 (1.55%) Billing
11 8 (0.89%) Legal
12 6 (0.66%) German Language
13 5 (0.55%) Back Office
13 5 (0.55%) Local Government
13 5 (0.55%) Military
13 5 (0.55%) Police
14 4 (0.44%) French Language
15 3 (0.33%) Polish Language
15 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 228 (25.25%) Consultant
2 208 (23.03%) SAP Consultant
3 133 (14.73%) Analyst
4 92 (10.19%) Developer
5 80 (8.86%) Project Manager
6 79 (8.75%) Architect
7 74 (8.19%) SAP Manager
8 69 (7.64%) SAP Developer
9 49 (5.43%) SAP Analyst
10 45 (4.98%) SAP FI Consultant
11 44 (4.87%) Functional Consultant
12 43 (4.76%) Business Analyst
13 41 (4.54%) SAP Architect
13 41 (4.54%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 36 (3.99%) SAP CO Consultant
15 34 (3.77%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
15 34 (3.77%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
16 32 (3.54%) SAP Project Manager
16 32 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
17 31 (3.43%) ABAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (6.09%) SAP Fiori
2 41 (4.54%) Web Services
3 38 (4.21%) SAPUI5
4 25 (2.77%) SAP PI
5 19 (2.10%) Web Dynpro
6 18 (1.99%) SAP Basis
7 16 (1.77%) XML
8 15 (1.66%) BAPI
8 15 (1.66%) SAP XI
9 12 (1.33%) SAP Smart Forms
9 12 (1.33%) SOAP
10 10 (1.11%) .NET
11 9 (1.00%) REST
12 8 (0.89%) IDoc
12 8 (0.89%) J2EE
12 8 (0.89%) Kafka
13 7 (0.78%) Spring
14 6 (0.66%) JSON
14 6 (0.66%) Middleware
14 6 (0.66%) SAP BSP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (1.88%) NHS
6 12 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.00%) e-Learning
7 9 (1.00%) FMCG
8 7 (0.78%) CMDB
9 6 (0.66%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.66%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 6 (0.66%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.55%) Learning Management System
10 5 (0.55%) Life Science
10 5 (0.55%) User Experience
11 4 (0.44%) Clustering
11 4 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (7.42%) Windows
2 25 (2.77%) Windows 10
3 21 (2.33%) Linux
4 14 (1.55%) Windows 7
4 14 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.89%) Unix
6 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.44%) AIX
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (0.44%) SUSE
8 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (17.28%) ERP
2 142 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
3 101 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (11.18%) Project Management
4 91 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 90 (9.97%) Migration
6 68 (7.53%) Programme Management
7 63 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
8 62 (6.87%) Project Delivery
9 59 (6.53%) CRM
10 58 (6.42%) Change Management
11 50 (5.54%) Data Migration
12 47 (5.20%) ITIL
13 45 (4.98%) Problem-Solving
14 44 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
15 42 (4.65%) PRINCE2
15 42 (4.65%) Test Scripting
16 38 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
17 37 (4.10%) Decision-Making
18 36 (3.99%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 103 (11.41%) ABAP
2 82 (9.08%) SQL
3 47 (5.20%) Java
4 25 (2.77%) C
5 19 (2.10%) JavaScript
6 17 (1.88%) Python
7 11 (1.22%) SAPscript
8 7 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.66%) C#
9 6 (0.66%) C++
10 5 (0.55%) Perl
11 4 (0.44%) VBA
12 3 (0.33%) Groovy
12 3 (0.33%) Java 8
12 3 (0.33%) PHP
12 3 (0.33%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.22%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.11%) Ruby
14 1 (0.11%) VB
14 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (9.08%) Security Cleared
2 57 (6.31%) SC Cleared
3 56 (6.20%) Degree
4 12 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.22%) BC Cleared
5 11 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.11%) CCA
6 10 (1.11%) ISEB
7 8 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.78%) PMP
9 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.55%) ACCA
10 5 (0.55%) CIMA
10 5 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.44%) MCSA
11 4 (0.44%) MCSE
12 3 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (0.33%) SAP Certification
13 2 (0.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.32%) Data Quality
2 29 (3.21%) QA
2 29 (3.21%) SLA
3 28 (3.10%) PMO
4 5 (0.55%) GxP
4 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.44%) NIST
5 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.33%) GAMP
7 2 (0.22%) GDPR
7 2 (0.22%) GMP
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) IFRS
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.11%) PSD2
8 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 18 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.78%) Docker
3 5 (0.55%) XenApp
4 4 (0.44%) Firmware
4 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.22%) vSphere
5 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (2.55%) HP ALM
2 9 (1.00%) Puppet
3 6 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.44%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.44%) SCSM
5 2 (0.22%) Ansible
5 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.22%) Packer
5 2 (0.22%) SCCM
5 2 (0.22%) Terraform
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.11%) SCOM
6 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 75 (8.31%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.64%) Oracle
3 52 (5.76%) Ariba
4 42 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (3.65%) Workday
6 26 (2.88%) HP
7 23 (2.55%) webMethods
8 18 (1.99%) Informatica
9 17 (1.88%) Adobe
10 14 (1.55%) IBM
11 12 (1.33%) hybris
12 11 (1.22%) JD Edwards
12 11 (1.22%) Tableau
13 9 (1.00%) Dell
14 8 (0.89%) IBM Sterling
15 7 (0.78%) Concur
16 6 (0.66%) MuleSoft
16 6 (0.66%) VMware
17 5 (0.55%) BEA
17 5 (0.55%) Pega