Period
to 23 February 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 23 February 2020 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 49 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 -4
Contract jobs citing SAP 1,821 2,322 2,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.86% 4.43% 5.10%
As % of the Vendors category 10.86% 10.11% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,123 1,427 1,622
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £309
90th Percentile £678 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £505 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 57 65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +54.46% +5.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.50 £11.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £58.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £46.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year -51.28% +156.58% -5.26%

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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 16,771 22,965 22,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 44.73% 43.78% 42.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,761 13,530 13,308
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £235 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 933 1,161 1,074
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £45.43
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.34%

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SAP in the UK excluding London

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAP in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP in the UK excluding London

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP in the UK excluding London

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP in the UK excluding London

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAP in the UK excluding London

SAP
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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
South East +9 630 £500 +5.26% 117
North of England +17 394 £525 +22.09% 105
South West -1 302 £525 +10.53% 33
North West +26 278 £525 +16.67% 73
Midlands +13 253 £500 +5.26% 76
West Midlands +17 160 £500 +9.89% 54
East of England -15 139 £475 -9.52% 38
Yorkshire -7 89 £500 +17.65% 20
East Midlands +11 83 £475 - 20
Scotland +32 67 £438 -6.91% 10
Wales +12 28 £550 -4.35% 13
North East +31 26 £650 +57.58% 12
Northern Ireland -12 8 £538 +30.30%
SAP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SAP.

1 622 (34.16%) Finance
2 447 (24.55%) Manufacturing
3 438 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
4 363 (19.93%) Public Sector
5 336 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
6 315 (17.30%) Telecoms
7 313 (17.19%) Programme Management
8 312 (17.13%) Marketing
9 301 (16.53%) Electronics
10 298 (16.36%) Digital Marketing
11 295 (16.20%) SAP S/4HANA
12 262 (14.39%) Security Cleared
13 246 (13.51%) ERP
14 208 (11.42%) Migration
15 184 (10.10%) SC Cleared
16 178 (9.77%) Project Management
17 177 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
18 166 (9.12%) Microsoft
19 161 (8.84%) Oracle
20 140 (7.69%) SQL
21 130 (7.14%) SuccessFactors
22 123 (6.75%) Windows
22 123 (6.75%) Azure
23 121 (6.64%) SAP HANA
24 119 (6.53%) Change Management
25 118 (6.48%) ABAP
26 111 (6.10%) CRM
27 108 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
28 102 (5.60%) Analytics
29 100 (5.49%) Analytical Skills

SAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 46 (2.53%) Confluence
2 43 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.32%) NetWeaver
4 21 (1.15%) SAP Portal
5 18 (0.99%) Apache Spark
6 10 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.49%) Apache
7 9 (0.49%) CMS
7 9 (0.49%) Red Hat Fuse
8 8 (0.44%) Mule
8 8 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
8 8 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.38%) SAP EP
10 4 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.22%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.22%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.11%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 86 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
4 28 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.22%) Windchill
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.16%) Figma
8 3 (0.16%) PTC Creo
8 3 (0.16%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.11%) InVision
9 2 (0.11%) Marvel
9 2 (0.11%) Sketch
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.055%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 295 (16.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 95 (5.22%) SAP ERP
3 79 (4.34%) SAP FI
4 68 (3.73%) SAP CO
5 63 (3.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 60 (3.29%) SAP HCM
7 58 (3.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 46 (2.53%) SAP HR
9 44 (2.42%) SAP Payroll
10 39 (2.14%) SAP MDG
11 31 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
11 31 (1.70%) SAP BPC
12 29 (1.59%) SAP MM
13 25 (1.37%) SAP PP
14 24 (1.32%) SAP PSCD
15 23 (1.26%) SAP Hybris
16 21 (1.15%) SAP CRM
16 21 (1.15%) SAP SD
17 17 (0.93%) SAP EWM
17 17 (0.93%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 130 (7.14%) SuccessFactors
2 123 (6.75%) Azure
3 72 (3.95%) AWS
4 61 (3.35%) Power Platform
5 36 (1.98%) SaaS
6 34 (1.87%) Office 365
7 24 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (1.10%) PaaS
9 19 (1.04%) Amazon S3
9 19 (1.04%) Trello
10 15 (0.82%) GCP
11 12 (0.66%) Serverless
12 11 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (0.49%) CloudFront
14 9 (0.49%) IaaS
15 8 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.44%) GitHub
16 5 (0.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.66%) DNS
2 10 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (0.49%) Firewall
3 9 (0.49%) Network Security
3 9 (0.49%) VPN
4 7 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (0.38%) SSH
4 7 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.38%) WAN
5 6 (0.33%) DHCP
6 5 (0.27%) LAN
6 5 (0.27%) Wireless
7 4 (0.22%) Skype
8 3 (0.16%) HTTP
8 3 (0.16%) Internet
8 3 (0.16%) OSPF
8 3 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.16%) VLAN
8 3 (0.16%) VoIP
9 2 (0.11%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (6.64%) SAP HANA
2 83 (4.56%) SAP BW
3 72 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 69 (3.79%) BusinessObjects
5 59 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (3.24%) Power BI
6 49 (2.69%) SAP Data Services
7 31 (1.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 25 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 23 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (1.04%) OLAP
12 17 (0.93%) Hadoop
12 17 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 17 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 15 (0.82%) Big Data
14 15 (0.82%) Data Lake
15 12 (0.66%) Data Mart
15 12 (0.66%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 76 (4.17%) JIRA
2 31 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 18 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.88%) Selenium
5 14 (0.77%) LSMW
5 14 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.60%) GitLab
7 10 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.38%) JMeter
8 7 (0.38%) Toad
8 7 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.33%) git-flow
9 6 (0.33%) Maven
9 6 (0.33%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.33%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.33%) Zephyr
10 5 (0.27%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.27%) PVCS
11 4 (0.22%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 622 (34.16%) Finance
2 447 (24.55%) Manufacturing
3 363 (19.93%) Public Sector
4 315 (17.30%) Telecoms
5 312 (17.13%) Marketing
6 301 (16.53%) Electronics
7 70 (3.84%) Retail
8 41 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 33 (1.81%) Billing
10 19 (1.04%) General Ledger
11 18 (0.99%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.55%) Automotive
12 10 (0.55%) Back Office
12 10 (0.55%) Legal
13 9 (0.49%) Banking
14 8 (0.44%) French Language
15 6 (0.33%) Local Government
16 5 (0.27%) German Language
16 5 (0.27%) Law
17 4 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 394 (21.64%) Consultant
2 339 (18.62%) SAP Consultant
3 235 (12.90%) Analyst
4 194 (10.65%) Architect
5 177 (9.72%) Project Manager
6 163 (8.95%) Developer
6 163 (8.95%) SAP Manager
7 92 (5.05%) SAP Analyst
8 89 (4.89%) SAP Project Manager
9 84 (4.61%) Business Analyst
10 75 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
11 72 (3.95%) SAP Architect
12 53 (2.91%) Data Analyst
13 49 (2.69%) SAP Developer
14 42 (2.31%) SAP FI Consultant
15 41 (2.25%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
16 39 (2.14%) SAP CO Consultant
17 38 (2.09%) Coordinator
17 38 (2.09%) Windows Engineer
18 36 (1.98%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.28%) SAP Fiori
2 48 (2.64%) SAPUI5
3 42 (2.31%) SAP Basis
4 39 (2.14%) Web Services
5 35 (1.92%) RESTful
5 35 (1.92%) SAP PI
6 33 (1.81%) .NET
7 29 (1.59%) XML
8 25 (1.37%) BAPI
9 23 (1.26%) HTML
10 19 (1.04%) Middleware
11 17 (0.93%) CSS
12 16 (0.88%) AngularJS
12 16 (0.88%) IDoc
12 16 (0.88%) Kafka
13 15 (0.82%) JSON
13 15 (0.82%) SAP XI
13 15 (0.82%) Web Dynpro
14 14 (0.77%) React
14 14 (0.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 32 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (1.43%) User Experience
6 25 (1.37%) Life Science
7 19 (1.04%) FMCG
8 18 (0.99%) NHS
9 16 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (0.82%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.82%) Data Structures
10 15 (0.82%) e-Learning
11 14 (0.77%) Public Cloud
12 12 (0.66%) Algorithms
12 12 (0.66%) CMDB
13 11 (0.60%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.49%) Replication
16 8 (0.44%) Clustering
17 7 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 123 (6.75%) Windows
2 63 (3.46%) Windows 10
3 58 (3.19%) Linux
4 40 (2.20%) Windows 7
5 24 (1.32%) Unix
6 12 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.49%) SUSE
7 9 (0.49%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.44%) AIX
9 7 (0.38%) Android
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.16%) VMS
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.11%) Solaris
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
2 336 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (17.19%) Programme Management
4 298 (16.36%) Digital Marketing
5 246 (13.51%) ERP
6 208 (11.42%) Migration
7 178 (9.77%) Project Management
8 177 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 119 (6.53%) Change Management
10 111 (6.10%) CRM
11 108 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 102 (5.60%) Analytics
13 97 (5.33%) Data Migration
13 97 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
14 92 (5.05%) Data Modelling
15 84 (4.61%) Project Delivery
16 82 (4.50%) Test Scripting
17 81 (4.45%) Logistics
18 80 (4.39%) ITIL
19 78 (4.28%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 140 (7.69%) SQL
2 118 (6.48%) ABAP
3 80 (4.39%) Java
4 46 (2.53%) Python
5 43 (2.36%) JavaScript
6 26 (1.43%) C#
7 22 (1.21%) C
8 13 (0.71%) Java 8
9 12 (0.66%) PowerShell
10 11 (0.60%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.60%) PHP
10 11 (0.60%) R
10 11 (0.60%) T-SQL
10 11 (0.60%) VBA
11 9 (0.49%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.44%) MATLAB
13 7 (0.38%) C++
13 7 (0.38%) XPath
14 6 (0.33%) Clojure
14 6 (0.33%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 262 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 184 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 63 (3.46%) DV Cleared
4 60 (3.29%) Degree
5 18 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.82%) ISEB
7 12 (0.66%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.66%) PMP
8 11 (0.60%) CCA
8 11 (0.60%) CIMA
9 10 (0.55%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.44%) ACCA
10 8 (0.44%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.33%) CISSP
11 6 (0.33%) SAP Certification
11 6 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.27%) CISA
12 5 (0.27%) CISM
12 5 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.09%) Data Quality
2 37 (2.03%) QA
3 28 (1.54%) JSP 440
4 25 (1.37%) PMO
4 25 (1.37%) RMADS
5 21 (1.15%) GDPR
5 21 (1.15%) SLA
6 9 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.27%) GxP
8 5 (0.27%) IFRS
8 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.27%) NCSC
9 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.16%) GAMP
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.11%) NIST
11 1 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 23 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.71%) Docker
3 12 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.33%) vSphere
5 5 (0.27%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.22%) HDFS
7 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.11%) XenApp
7 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.055%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.055%) Snort
8 1 (0.055%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.055%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (0.82%) Ansible
2 14 (0.77%) HP ALM
3 12 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.49%) SCCM
5 8 (0.44%) Data Guard
5 8 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (0.44%) Terraform
6 5 (0.27%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.27%) Puppet
7 4 (0.22%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.055%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.055%) Grafana
10 1 (0.055%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.055%) SCOM
10 1 (0.055%) WSUS
Vendors
1 166 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 161 (8.84%) Oracle
3 99 (5.44%) Ariba
4 44 (2.42%) Informatica
5 37 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (1.76%) hybris
7 28 (1.54%) webMethods
8 27 (1.48%) Adobe
8 27 (1.48%) Concur
9 26 (1.43%) IBM
10 24 (1.32%) ServiceNow
11 22 (1.21%) VMware
12 20 (1.10%) Cognos
12 20 (1.10%) Tableau
13 19 (1.04%) Workday
14 16 (0.88%) HP
15 12 (0.66%) Cisco
16 11 (0.60%) Infor
17 10 (0.55%) IBM Sterling
18 9 (0.49%) JDA