Period
to 23 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SAP ERP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP ERP over the 6 months to 23 August 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.

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 714 709
Rank change year-on-year +117 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing SAP ERP 245 169 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Business Applications category 3.19% 1.96% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 92 81
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £305 £307 £306
90th Percentile £750 £624 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -11.58% +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
UK median hourly rate £16.75 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - £30.00

SAP ERP is in the Business Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 7682 8605 9291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.00% 7.96% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4447 5109 5122
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.57% +2.35%
10th Percentile £305 £295 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £422 £410
% change year-on-year +2.43% +2.80% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 98 111
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £26.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.35% +16.30% -29.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.16 £11.25
90th Percentile £59.60 £69.07 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +50.00% -31.82%

SAP ERP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAP ERP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAP ERP in the UK

SAP ERP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP ERP in the UK

SAP ERP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP ERP over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP ERP in the UK

SAP ERP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP ERP in the UK

SAP ERP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP ERP over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAP ERP in the UK

SAP ERP
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP ERP within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 2017. 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
England +107 229 £450 -4.76% 19
UK excluding London +88 161 £420 -11.58% 12
Midlands +59 74 £400 -11.11% 5
East Midlands +25 65 £388 -1.90%
London +32 54 £475 +2.15% 7
North of England +78 33 £425 -10.53% 1
South East +21 31 £388 -8.82% 3
North West +47 23 £425 +6.25% 1
South West +9 9 £475 -20.83%
Scotland - 9 - -
West Midlands +41 8 £525 -19.23% 5
Yorkshire +27 8 £450 -10.09%
East of England -25 4 £588 +4.44% 3
North East - 2 £310 -
Wales +1 1 £513 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP ERP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SAP ERP.

1 245 (100.00%) SAP
1 245 (100.00%) ERP
2 66 (26.94%) Finance
2 66 (26.94%) Oracle
3 54 (22.04%) Security Cleared
4 48 (19.59%) Solaris
4 48 (19.59%) Sun
4 48 (19.59%) Veritas
4 48 (19.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 45 (18.37%) SC Cleared
6 30 (12.24%) Unix
7 28 (11.43%) SAP BW
8 27 (11.02%) Linux
8 27 (11.02%) Retail
9 26 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (10.61%) CRM
9 26 (10.61%) Project Management
10 25 (10.20%) Manufacturing
10 25 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (9.80%) Migration
12 23 (9.39%) Korn
12 23 (9.39%) SAP MM
12 23 (9.39%) Python
12 23 (9.39%) Perl
13 22 (8.98%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (8.57%) SAP Data Services
15 20 (8.16%) SAP Basis
16 19 (7.76%) SAP Implementation
17 18 (7.35%) Data Migration
17 18 (7.35%) Logistics

SAP ERP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.90%) NetWeaver
2 5 (2.04%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.08%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.82%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (9.39%) SAP MM
2 14 (5.71%) SAP CRM
2 14 (5.71%) SAP SD
3 13 (5.31%) SAP SRM
4 11 (4.49%) SAP Retail
5 10 (4.08%) SAP FI
6 9 (3.67%) SAP CO
6 9 (3.67%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (3.27%) SAP PSCD
8 6 (2.45%) SAP MDM
8 6 (2.45%) SAP S/4HANA
9 5 (2.04%) SAP FI-AP
10 4 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (1.22%) SAP MDG
11 3 (1.22%) SAP PM
12 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
12 2 (0.82%) SAP FSCM
12 2 (0.82%) SAP HCM
12 2 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) Boomi
2 1 (0.41%) IaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) PaaS
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.22%) SMS
3 1 (0.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.43%) SAP BW
2 21 (8.57%) SAP Data Services
3 16 (6.53%) SAP HANA
4 13 (5.31%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 4 (1.63%) DB2
8 2 (0.82%) Endeca
8 2 (0.82%) QlikView
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.41%) MaxDB
9 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.41%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (5.31%) LSMW
2 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.41%) Selenium
General
1 66 (26.94%) Finance
2 27 (11.02%) Retail
3 25 (10.20%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.67%) General Ledger
4 9 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.86%) Billing
6 6 (2.45%) Law
6 6 (2.45%) Legal
6 6 (2.45%) Marketing
7 5 (2.04%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.04%) Banking
8 4 (1.63%) German Language
9 3 (1.22%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.82%) Advertising
10 2 (0.82%) Back Office
10 2 (0.82%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.41%) Automotive
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (40.00%) Consultant
2 71 (28.98%) SAP Consultant
3 49 (20.00%) Analyst
4 27 (11.02%) SAP Analyst
5 23 (9.39%) SAP Manager
6 21 (8.57%) Solaris Consultant
7 20 (8.16%) Project Manager
7 20 (8.16%) Unix Engineer
8 16 (6.53%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 15 (6.12%) Design Engineer
9 15 (6.12%) Solaris Engineer
10 14 (5.71%) SAP Project Manager
11 12 (4.90%) ERP Manager
11 12 (4.90%) SAP Retail Consultant
12 11 (4.49%) Architect
12 11 (4.49%) Business Analyst
12 11 (4.49%) ERP Analyst
12 11 (4.49%) IT Manager
13 8 (3.27%) SAP Architect
13 8 (3.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.16%) SAP Basis
2 15 (6.12%) SAP PI
3 13 (5.31%) SAP XI
4 4 (1.63%) EDI
4 4 (1.63%) IDoc
5 2 (0.82%) SAP ALE
5 2 (0.82%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (0.82%) XML
6 1 (0.41%) .NET
6 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.41%) CSS
6 1 (0.41%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.41%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.41%) HTML
6 1 (0.41%) HTML5
6 1 (0.41%) J2EE
6 1 (0.41%) Node.js
6 1 (0.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.27%) FMCG
3 5 (2.04%) EPoS
4 3 (1.22%) Clustering
4 3 (1.22%) Life Science
4 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.22%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.82%) Tandem
5 2 (0.82%) User Experience
6 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) PMI
6 1 (0.41%) Replication
6 1 (0.41%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.59%) Solaris
2 30 (12.24%) Unix
3 27 (11.02%) Linux
4 4 (1.63%) AIX
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Windows
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (100.00%) ERP
2 26 (10.61%) CRM
2 26 (10.61%) Project Management
2 26 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (9.80%) Migration
4 22 (8.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (7.76%) SAP Implementation
6 18 (7.35%) Data Migration
6 18 (7.35%) Logistics
7 17 (6.94%) Change Management
8 16 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (6.53%) Data Management
9 13 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (4.90%) Master Data Management
11 11 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (4.49%) Integration Testing
11 11 (4.49%) Procure-to-Pay
11 11 (4.49%) Validation
12 10 (4.08%) Data Cleansing
12 10 (4.08%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.39%) Korn
1 23 (9.39%) Perl
1 23 (9.39%) Python
2 8 (3.27%) ABAP
3 7 (2.86%) Java
4 2 (0.82%) SQL
5 1 (0.41%) BeanShell
5 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (22.04%) Security Cleared
2 45 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.31%) Degree
4 8 (3.27%) CCA
5 5 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.63%) CSQA
6 4 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.82%) PMP
9 1 (0.41%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.31%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.67%) PMO
3 8 (3.27%) QA
4 6 (2.45%) SLA
5 2 (0.82%) IFRS
5 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (19.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 25 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 245 (100.00%) SAP
2 66 (26.94%) Oracle
3 48 (19.59%) Sun
3 48 (19.59%) Veritas
4 18 (7.35%) Ariba
5 10 (4.08%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.27%) webMethods
7 7 (2.86%) JD Edwards
8 5 (2.04%) HP
8 5 (2.04%) hybris
8 5 (2.04%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.82%) BT
9 2 (0.82%) Cognos
9 2 (0.82%) Concur
9 2 (0.82%) Informatica
9 2 (0.82%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.82%) Tableau
10 1 (0.41%) Sage
10 1 (0.41%) VMware