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 3 months to 28 June 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 36 39
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3  
Contract jobs citing SAP 479 443 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.20% 4.93% 4.43%
As % of the Vendors category 12.52% 10.19% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 265 218
Median daily rate £480 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% -1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £654
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £415 £418
% change year-on-year +14.45% -0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 12
Median hourly rate £15.75 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.45 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.28 £48.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £25.12 £19.08
% change year-on-year -31.32% +31.65%  

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 South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3826 4349 4418
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.51% 48.45% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3857 4748 4436
Median daily rate £415 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 408 433
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.61 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% +0.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £10.23 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Berkshire +4 126 £500 +17.64% 21
Hampshire +37 116 £500 +21.21% 13
Surrey -3 75 £438 -12.50% 9
Buckinghamshire -5 48 £425 +8.28% 12
West Sussex +17 41 £385 +92.50% 7
Middlesex 0 18 £455 +14.89%
East Sussex +4 6 £313 +64.47%
Oxfordshire -13 5 £423 -15.50% 5
Kent -7 4 £525 +176.31% 1
Sussex 0 1 - - 2
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for SAP.

1 251 (27.22%) Finance
2 164 (17.79%) Business Intelligence
3 135 (14.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 125 (13.56%) Project Management
5 123 (13.34%) Oracle
6 119 (12.91%) Manufacturing
6 119 (12.91%) Marketing
7 118 (12.80%) Migration
8 114 (12.36%) Telecoms
9 110 (11.93%) Programme Management
9 110 (11.93%) ERP
10 102 (11.06%) Digital Marketing
11 98 (10.63%) Electronics
12 90 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
13 80 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 78 (8.46%) ITIL
15 77 (8.35%) SAP HANA
16 68 (7.38%) Security Cleared
17 66 (7.16%) SAP Basis
18 63 (6.83%) SQL
19 62 (6.72%) SC Cleared
20 59 (6.40%) Microsoft
21 55 (5.97%) BusinessObjects
22 51 (5.53%) Change Management
22 51 (5.53%) Data Migration
23 49 (5.31%) ABAP
24 47 (5.10%) Linux
24 47 (5.10%) SAP BW
25 44 (4.77%) Degree
25 44 (4.77%) Analytical Skills

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 27 (2.93%) NetWeaver
2 22 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (0.65%) IIS
3 6 (0.65%) SAP Portal
4 5 (0.54%) Confluence
4 5 (0.54%) JBoss
4 5 (0.54%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.54%) MS Project Server
4 5 (0.54%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.43%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.33%) CMS
6 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.22%) Apache
7 2 (0.22%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.11%) GlassFish
Applications
1 43 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.33%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 135 (14.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 33 (3.58%) SAP FI
3 32 (3.47%) SAP ERP
3 32 (3.47%) SAP S/4HANA
4 30 (3.25%) SAP CO
5 28 (3.04%) SAP FI/CO
6 26 (2.82%) SAP HR
7 24 (2.60%) SAP MM
8 18 (1.95%) SAP BPC
8 18 (1.95%) SAP HCM
9 14 (1.52%) SAP GRC
9 14 (1.52%) SAP PSCD
9 14 (1.52%) SAP SD
10 13 (1.41%) SAP GTS
10 13 (1.41%) SAP Retail
11 12 (1.30%) SAP PS
12 10 (1.08%) SAP IS-U
12 10 (1.08%) SAP Payroll
12 10 (1.08%) SAP PP
13 9 (0.98%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.47%) SuccessFactors
3 17 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.84%) Office 365
4 9 (0.98%) Boomi
4 9 (0.98%) SaaS
5 5 (0.54%) Taleo
6 4 (0.43%) Yammer
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.33%) IaaS
7 3 (0.33%) PaaS
8 2 (0.22%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.22%) Veeva
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.19%) Firewall
1 11 (1.19%) VPN
2 8 (0.87%) WAN
3 5 (0.54%) LAN
3 5 (0.54%) SAN
3 5 (0.54%) Skype
3 5 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (0.33%) IPsec
4 3 (0.33%) MPLS
4 3 (0.33%) Network Security
4 3 (0.33%) SMS
4 3 (0.33%) SSL
5 2 (0.22%) DNS
5 2 (0.22%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.22%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.22%) LDAP
5 2 (0.22%) NAS
5 2 (0.22%) SMTP
5 2 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (8.35%) SAP HANA
2 55 (5.97%) BusinessObjects
3 47 (5.10%) SAP BW
4 40 (4.34%) SQL Server
5 36 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (3.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 30 (3.25%) Oracle Database
8 23 (2.49%) SAP Data Services
9 15 (1.63%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.52%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.30%) DB2
12 10 (1.08%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.98%) Big Data
14 8 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 7 (0.76%) DB2 UDB
15 7 (0.76%) Lumira
15 7 (0.76%) Redis
15 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (1.74%) Maven
2 10 (1.08%) JIRA
3 6 (0.65%) TeamCity
3 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.43%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.33%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.33%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.22%) Selenium
7 2 (0.22%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.22%) Subversion
7 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.22%) Toad
8 1 (0.11%) Moq
8 1 (0.11%) MSTest
8 1 (0.11%) NuGet
8 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 251 (27.22%) Finance
2 119 (12.91%) Manufacturing
2 119 (12.91%) Marketing
3 114 (12.36%) Telecoms
4 98 (10.63%) Electronics
5 43 (4.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 36 (3.90%) Retail
7 18 (1.95%) Legal
8 14 (1.52%) Billing
9 11 (1.19%) Banking
10 10 (1.08%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.65%) Advertising
11 6 (0.65%) Digital Economy
12 5 (0.54%) Back Office
13 4 (0.43%) Automotive
13 4 (0.43%) Military
14 3 (0.33%) German Language
14 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 3 (0.33%) Welsh Language
15 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 265 (28.74%) Consultant
2 239 (25.92%) SAP Consultant
3 139 (15.08%) Analyst
4 84 (9.11%) Architect
5 80 (8.68%) SAP Manager
6 63 (6.83%) Project Manager
7 61 (6.62%) Developer
8 59 (6.40%) SAP Analyst
9 44 (4.77%) SAP Architect
10 39 (4.23%) SAP Developer
11 38 (4.12%) Business Analyst
12 30 (3.25%) SAP Project Manager
12 30 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
13 25 (2.71%) Administrator
13 25 (2.71%) SAP Basis Consultant
14 24 (2.60%) Test Manager
15 21 (2.28%) IT Manager
16 19 (2.06%) Test Analyst
17 17 (1.84%) SAP FI Consultant
17 17 (1.84%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (7.16%) SAP Basis
2 31 (3.36%) XML
3 26 (2.82%) SAP Fiori
4 19 (2.06%) Web Services
5 17 (1.84%) EDI
5 17 (1.84%) JSON
5 17 (1.84%) SAPUI5
5 17 (1.84%) XSLT
6 16 (1.74%) JSON Schema
6 16 (1.74%) Swagger
6 16 (1.74%) Web Dynpro
6 16 (1.74%) WireMock
7 11 (1.19%) .NET
7 11 (1.19%) REST
8 10 (1.08%) Middleware
8 10 (1.08%) SAP XI
9 9 (0.98%) SOAP
10 8 (0.87%) BAPI
10 8 (0.87%) HTML
11 7 (0.76%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 29 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (2.06%) FMCG
5 15 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.30%) Life Science
7 9 (0.98%) NHS
8 7 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.76%) Replication
8 7 (0.76%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.54%) Learning Management System
9 5 (0.54%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.54%) PMI
10 4 (0.43%) CMDB
10 4 (0.43%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.43%) LPAR
10 4 (0.43%) User Experience
11 3 (0.33%) IBM XIV
11 3 (0.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 47 (5.10%) Linux
2 30 (3.25%) Windows
3 19 (2.06%) AIX
4 12 (1.30%) Unix
5 8 (0.87%) SUSE
6 6 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.22%) Android
9 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.22%) CentOS
9 2 (0.22%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) VMS
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (17.79%) Business Intelligence
2 125 (13.56%) Project Management
3 118 (12.80%) Migration
4 110 (11.93%) ERP
4 110 (11.93%) Programme Management
5 102 (11.06%) Digital Marketing
6 90 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 78 (8.46%) ITIL
9 51 (5.53%) Change Management
9 51 (5.53%) Data Migration
10 42 (4.56%) CRM
10 42 (4.56%) ITIL V3
11 40 (4.34%) Service Management
12 37 (4.01%) Data Modelling
12 37 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
13 36 (3.90%) SAP Implementation
14 33 (3.58%) Logistics
14 33 (3.58%) Scrum
15 32 (3.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (6.83%) SQL
2 49 (5.31%) ABAP
3 16 (1.74%) Java
3 16 (1.74%) XPath
4 11 (1.19%) Shell Script
5 10 (1.08%) C#
6 8 (0.87%) JavaScript
6 8 (0.87%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.65%) C
8 5 (0.54%) Python
8 5 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.43%) COBOL
10 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.33%) PHP
10 3 (0.33%) SAPscript
11 2 (0.22%) F#
11 2 (0.22%) Perl
11 2 (0.22%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.22%) VB
12 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 62 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.77%) Degree
4 16 (1.74%) ISEB
4 16 (1.74%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.98%) CCA
6 9 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (0.87%) CISM
7 8 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.76%) CIMA
8 7 (0.76%) PMP
9 5 (0.54%) ACCA
9 5 (0.54%) CISA
9 5 (0.54%) CISSP
9 5 (0.54%) SAP Certification
10 4 (0.43%) CSQA
10 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.43%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.80%) QA
2 25 (2.71%) PMO
3 21 (2.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (1.95%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.95%) SLA
5 8 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.54%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.33%) GMP
7 3 (0.33%) HL7
7 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.22%) GAAP
8 2 (0.22%) GxP
8 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.11%) EFQM
9 1 (0.11%) GAMP
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) GDPR
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.54%) vSphere
4 3 (0.33%) Docker
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.33%) vCloud
4 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.22%) NFS
5 2 (0.22%) Samba
5 2 (0.22%) Squid
5 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.22%) XenServer
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
6 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.11%) Xen
6 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.76%) Ansible
1 7 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.54%) SCCM
2 5 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.43%) Puppet
4 3 (0.33%) Nagios
4 3 (0.33%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.11%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 123 (13.34%) Oracle
2 59 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 43 (4.66%) Ariba
4 29 (3.15%) IBM
5 24 (2.60%) VMware
6 22 (2.39%) Informatica
7 20 (2.17%) HP
7 20 (2.17%) Sybase
8 19 (2.06%) webMethods
9 17 (1.84%) hybris
10 13 (1.41%) JD Edwards
10 13 (1.41%) OpenText
11 11 (1.19%) Cisco
11 11 (1.19%) Tableau
12 10 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.87%) Adobe
14 8 (0.87%) Concur
14 8 (0.87%) Siebel
14 8 (0.87%) Workday
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