Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 41 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 +7
Contract jobs citing SAP 2,502 2,645 3,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.02% 4.76% 5.91%
As % of the Vendors category 11.56% 11.07% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,535 1,643 1,799
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +2.15% +12.05%
10th Percentile £318 £307 £305
90th Percentile £650 £638 £611
UK median daily rate £500 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.93 £30.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.10% +81.82% -17.50%
10th Percentile £11.12 £12.58 £11.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £47.50 £38.95
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.15 £19.50
% change year-on-year +19.71% +39.23% -6.02%

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 21,650 23,886 22,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.41% 43.03% 44.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,983 14,049 13,257
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,067 1,233 1,157
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.90 £16.50 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.48% +0.43% -6.11%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -2.86%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 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
South East +3 855 £488 +2.63% 131
North of England -4 397 £470 +7.49% 130
Midlands +2 371 £488 +2.63% 76
South West +23 340 £500 +17.65% 59
East of England -8 277 £500 -4.76% 39
West Midlands +6 267 £488 -2.50% 48
North West -12 228 £495 +4.21% 82
Yorkshire +21 146 £425 - 37
Scotland +26 106 £465 +3.33% 20
Northern Ireland +50 92 £600 +37.54% 2
East Midlands -18 75 £450 - 28
Wales +1 64 £538 +13.16% 12
North East -31 21 £425 +41.67% 11
South Coast 0 10 £275 -35.29%
SAP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SAP.

1 831 (33.21%) Finance
2 620 (24.78%) Manufacturing
3 562 (22.46%) Business Intelligence
4 434 (17.35%) Marketing
5 419 (16.75%) Programme Management
6 417 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 405 (16.19%) Electronics
8 404 (16.15%) Digital Marketing
9 382 (15.27%) ERP
10 352 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
11 295 (11.79%) SAP S/4HANA
12 283 (11.31%) Oracle
13 262 (10.47%) Security Cleared
14 240 (9.59%) SQL
15 236 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 227 (9.07%) Migration
17 226 (9.03%) Project Management
18 212 (8.47%) ABAP
19 211 (8.43%) Microsoft
20 207 (8.27%) Java
21 185 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
22 177 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
23 176 (7.03%) SAP FI
24 168 (6.71%) SC Cleared
25 167 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
26 150 (6.00%) SAP CO
26 150 (6.00%) Web Services
27 146 (5.84%) Windows
27 146 (5.84%) SAP FI/CO
28 138 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure

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 75 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 69 (2.76%) Mule
3 64 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 60 (2.40%) Oracle Service Bus
5 40 (1.60%) Confluence
6 34 (1.36%) NetWeaver
7 25 (1.00%) Apache
8 17 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.64%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.52%) Anypoint
12 11 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (0.44%) JBoss
12 11 (0.44%) SAP Portal
13 7 (0.28%) CMS
13 7 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.24%) SAS
14 6 (0.24%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.20%) nginx
15 5 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 177 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 77 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 40 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.080%) InDesign
8 2 (0.080%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.080%) SPSS
9 1 (0.040%) Blender
9 1 (0.040%) Maya
9 1 (0.040%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 295 (11.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 176 (7.03%) SAP FI
3 150 (6.00%) SAP CO
4 146 (5.84%) SAP FI/CO
5 92 (3.68%) SAP ERP
6 87 (3.48%) SAP MM
7 66 (2.64%) SAP HR
8 63 (2.52%) SAP SD
9 60 (2.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 60 (2.40%) SAP WM
10 45 (1.80%) SAP PP
11 41 (1.64%) SAP HCM
12 37 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
13 35 (1.40%) SAP BPC
14 32 (1.28%) SAP QM
15 31 (1.24%) SAP GRC
16 30 (1.20%) SAP MDG
17 29 (1.16%) SAP Payroll
18 28 (1.12%) SAP Hybris
18 28 (1.12%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 138 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (4.88%) SuccessFactors
3 86 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
4 77 (3.08%) SaaS
5 58 (2.32%) Power Platform
6 56 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
7 37 (1.48%) Office 365
8 30 (1.20%) PaaS
9 25 (1.00%) Serverless
10 22 (0.88%) IaaS
11 19 (0.76%) GitHub
12 18 (0.72%) Boomi
13 14 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
15 10 (0.40%) Apigee
16 9 (0.36%) Azure Functions
16 9 (0.36%) OpenShift
17 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
18 4 (0.16%) Algolia
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.80%) Firewall
2 19 (0.76%) WAN
3 13 (0.52%) LAN
4 12 (0.48%) Skype
5 9 (0.36%) HTTP
6 7 (0.28%) DNS
6 7 (0.28%) Internet
7 5 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.20%) Intranet
7 5 (0.20%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.16%) Network Security
8 4 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.16%) VoIP
8 4 (0.16%) Wireless
8 4 (0.16%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.12%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (0.12%) Multicast
9 3 (0.12%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.12%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (4.32%) BusinessObjects
1 108 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 102 (4.08%) SAP BW
3 100 (4.00%) SAP HANA
4 58 (2.32%) Power BI
5 55 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
7 39 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 36 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 35 (1.40%) Oracle Database
10 30 (1.20%) Big Data
11 26 (1.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 22 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 20 (0.80%) DB2
14 19 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (0.64%) Hadoop
15 16 (0.64%) Lumira
16 15 (0.60%) Data Lake
17 13 (0.52%) RDBMS
18 12 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 90 (3.60%) JIRA
2 39 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 36 (1.44%) Jenkins
4 30 (1.20%) Maven
4 30 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 27 (1.08%) LSMW
5 27 (1.08%) Selenium
6 18 (0.72%) Cucumber
7 16 (0.64%) PVCS
7 16 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.48%) HP UFT
8 12 (0.48%) LoadRunner
9 10 (0.40%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.36%) eCATT
10 9 (0.36%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.36%) Toad
11 8 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.24%) JUnit
13 4 (0.16%) Eclipse
General
1 831 (33.21%) Finance
2 620 (24.78%) Manufacturing
3 434 (17.35%) Marketing
4 417 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 405 (16.19%) Electronics
6 130 (5.20%) Retail
7 71 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 43 (1.72%) Billing
9 40 (1.60%) Banking
10 33 (1.32%) Legal
11 25 (1.00%) Back Office
11 25 (1.00%) General Ledger
12 15 (0.60%) French Language
13 13 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.48%) German Language
15 11 (0.44%) Automotive
15 11 (0.44%) Military
16 8 (0.32%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.32%) Law
17 7 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 602 (24.06%) Consultant
2 524 (20.94%) SAP Consultant
3 374 (14.95%) Analyst
4 317 (12.67%) Developer
5 268 (10.71%) Architect
6 189 (7.55%) Project Manager
7 181 (7.23%) SAP Manager
8 176 (7.03%) SAP Analyst
9 124 (4.96%) SAP Developer
10 116 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
11 115 (4.60%) Business Analyst
12 91 (3.64%) SAP Architect
13 83 (3.32%) SAP FI Consultant
14 78 (3.12%) Java Developer
14 78 (3.12%) SAP CO Consultant
15 77 (3.08%) Functional Consultant
16 75 (3.00%) SAP Project Manager
17 72 (2.88%) Senior Developer
18 71 (2.84%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
19 68 (2.72%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (6.00%) Web Services
2 110 (4.40%) SOAP
3 95 (3.80%) Middleware
4 90 (3.60%) RESTful
5 86 (3.44%) XML
6 79 (3.16%) .NET
7 70 (2.80%) Apache Camel
8 67 (2.68%) JSON
9 64 (2.56%) BAPI
10 63 (2.52%) SAP Fiori
11 51 (2.04%) REST
12 49 (1.96%) SAP PI
13 42 (1.68%) Swagger
14 36 (1.44%) XSLT
15 35 (1.40%) HTML
15 35 (1.40%) SAPUI5
16 31 (1.24%) IDoc
17 28 (1.12%) Node.js
17 28 (1.12%) SAP Basis
18 25 (1.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 185 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
3 84 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 39 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (1.00%) Data Structures
6 25 (1.00%) e-Learning
6 25 (1.00%) NHS
7 24 (0.96%) FMCG
8 21 (0.84%) User Experience
9 20 (0.80%) Public Cloud
10 18 (0.72%) Life Science
11 15 (0.60%) Mobile App
12 14 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
12 14 (0.56%) PKI
13 12 (0.48%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.44%) Replication
14 11 (0.44%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.32%) CMDB
15 8 (0.32%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 146 (5.84%) Windows
2 66 (2.64%) Linux
3 56 (2.24%) Windows 10
4 38 (1.52%) Unix
5 32 (1.28%) Windows 7
6 27 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.28%) AIX
10 7 (0.28%) Solaris
10 7 (0.28%) SUSE
11 6 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.16%) CentOS
12 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.16%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (22.46%) Business Intelligence
2 419 (16.75%) Programme Management
3 404 (16.15%) Digital Marketing
4 382 (15.27%) ERP
5 352 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
6 236 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 227 (9.07%) Migration
8 226 (9.03%) Project Management
9 167 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
10 129 (5.16%) Data Migration
11 125 (5.00%) CRM
12 115 (4.60%) Change Management
13 112 (4.48%) Logistics
14 104 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
15 99 (3.96%) Business Analysis
16 98 (3.92%) SOA
17 96 (3.84%) Scrum
18 95 (3.80%) TDD
19 94 (3.76%) Data Modelling
20 93 (3.72%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 240 (9.59%) SQL
2 212 (8.47%) ABAP
3 207 (8.27%) Java
4 84 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 56 (2.24%) Java 8
6 54 (2.16%) C#
7 44 (1.76%) Python
8 34 (1.36%) C
9 31 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 24 (0.96%) SAPscript
11 21 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 21 (0.84%) VB
11 21 (0.84%) XPath
12 20 (0.80%) PHP
12 20 (0.80%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.52%) Bash Shell
14 13 (0.52%) VBA
15 11 (0.44%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 262 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 168 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 97 (3.88%) Degree
4 73 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 41 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 37 (1.48%) ISEB
7 34 (1.36%) PMP
8 26 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.80%) PMI Certification
11 16 (0.64%) CCA
12 15 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (0.52%) BC Cleared
13 13 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (0.48%) SAP Certification
15 11 (0.44%) MCSE
16 10 (0.40%) ACCA
16 10 (0.40%) CIMA
16 10 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.76%) QA
2 63 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 50 (2.00%) PMO
4 31 (1.24%) SLA
5 21 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.60%) JSP 440
8 13 (0.52%) GDPR
8 13 (0.52%) RMADS
9 11 (0.44%) IFRS
10 8 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (0.28%) GxP
11 7 (0.28%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.20%) NIST
13 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.12%) GAMP
14 3 (0.12%) GCP
15 2 (0.080%) GMP
15 2 (0.080%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.080%) NCSC
System Software
1 46 (1.84%) Active Directory
2 23 (0.92%) Docker
3 15 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.24%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.24%) XenApp
5 5 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.20%) vSphere
6 3 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.080%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.080%) Firmware
7 2 (0.080%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.080%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.040%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.040%) HDFS
8 1 (0.040%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.040%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.040%) Xen
Systems Management
1 51 (2.04%) HP ALM
2 30 (1.20%) Ansible
3 25 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (0.76%) SCCM
5 15 (0.60%) Terraform
6 14 (0.56%) Puppet
7 11 (0.44%) WMI
8 8 (0.32%) AirWatch
9 7 (0.28%) Grafana
9 7 (0.28%) Kibana
10 6 (0.24%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.20%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.16%) Packer
13 3 (0.12%) logstash
13 3 (0.12%) MIIS
13 3 (0.12%) MOM
Vendors
1 283 (11.31%) Oracle
2 211 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 107 (4.28%) Ariba
4 78 (3.12%) WSO2
5 67 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
6 64 (2.56%) HP
7 54 (2.16%) IBM
8 46 (1.84%) hybris
9 41 (1.64%) Tableau
10 39 (1.56%) Talend
10 39 (1.56%) Workday
11 35 (1.40%) MuleSoft
12 34 (1.36%) Adobe
13 32 (1.28%) Concur
14 31 (1.24%) Informatica
15 25 (1.00%) Cisco
16 24 (0.96%) VMware
17 23 (0.92%) Dell
17 23 (0.92%) JD Edwards
17 23 (0.92%) webMethods