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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 486 561 529
Rank change year-on-year +75 -32  
Contract jobs citing SAP ERP 109 94 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.79% 2.13% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 37 54
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £346 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £625 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £456
% change year-on-year +4.70% -6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.54% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year -6.36% -  

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

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3906 4408 4670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.41% 7.89% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2296 2703 2592
Median daily rate £450 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 44 32
Median hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.23% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.40 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £49.80 £60.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.77 £22.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +66.02% -28.90%  

SAP ERP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SAP ERP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAP ERP in the UK

SAP ERP
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 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
England +51 104 £450 - 21
East Midlands +29 46 £488 +23.41% 1
Derbyshire +10 38 £500 +32.45% 1
Derby +8 36 £500 +32.45% 1
South East +4 19 £425 - 2
London +26 18 £475 -13.63% 5
Berkshire +20 7 £438 -
West Sussex +9 7 £325 - 1
Worthing +24 6 - - 1
North West +32 4 £456 - 6
Yorkshire +22 4 £336 -27.33% 3
Hampshire +3 4 £500 +17.64%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £272 -
Nottingham - 4 £272 -
Manchester +13 3 £575 - 6
East Yorkshire - 3 £160 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Hull - 3 £160 - 1
Reading +20 2 £450 -
Basingstoke +4 2 - -
City of London +1 2 - - 3
Portsmouth - 2 £500 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £550 -
Scotland - 2 £550 -
South West +9 1 £475 +58.33% 2
Hertfordshire +7 1 £375 -
Guildford +5 1 £425 +6.25%
Bracknell +5 1 £425 -
Surrey +1 1 £425 +6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 168 (100.00%) SAP
1 168 (100.00%) ERP
2 48 (28.57%) Finance
3 38 (22.62%) Oracle
3 38 (22.62%) Security Cleared
4 36 (21.43%) SAP BW
5 31 (18.45%) SC Cleared
6 29 (17.26%) CRM
7 26 (15.48%) BusinessObjects
7 26 (15.48%) Migration
8 25 (14.88%) Sun
8 25 (14.88%) Veritas
8 25 (14.88%) Solaris
8 25 (14.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 22 (13.10%) Project Management
9 22 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (11.90%) Manufacturing
10 20 (11.90%) Degree
11 19 (11.31%) Data Management
12 18 (10.71%) SAP Implementation
12 18 (10.71%) SAP Data Services
13 17 (10.12%) Data Migration
13 17 (10.12%) Master Data Management
14 16 (9.52%) Logistics
15 15 (8.93%) Telecoms
15 15 (8.93%) webMethods
15 15 (8.93%) Test Management
16 14 (8.33%) Revenue Management
16 14 (8.33%) SAP PSCD
16 14 (8.33%) CCA

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 4 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.60%) CMS
2 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (8.33%) SAP PSCD
2 13 (7.74%) SAP CRM
2 13 (7.74%) SAP SD
3 7 (4.17%) SAP MM
4 6 (3.57%) SAP GRC
4 6 (3.57%) SAP HR
5 5 (2.98%) SAP FI
5 5 (2.98%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (1.79%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (1.19%) BPCS
8 2 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (1.19%) SAP APO
8 2 (1.19%) SAP BPC
8 2 (1.19%) SAP CAR
8 2 (1.19%) SAP EHS
8 2 (1.19%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.60%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (2.98%) SaaS
3 2 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.60%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.60%) G Suite
4 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Office 365
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.19%) Intranet
2 1 (0.60%) Firewall
2 1 (0.60%) IPsec
2 1 (0.60%) LAN
2 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.43%) SAP BW
2 26 (15.48%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (10.71%) SAP Data Services
4 8 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 6 (3.57%) SAP HANA
5 6 (3.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (1.19%) Lumira
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) MySQL
8 1 (0.60%) QlikView
8 1 (0.60%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.38%) LSMW
2 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 48 (28.57%) Finance
2 20 (11.90%) Manufacturing
3 15 (8.93%) Telecoms
4 14 (8.33%) General Ledger
5 10 (5.95%) Marketing
5 10 (5.95%) Retail
6 9 (5.36%) Billing
7 4 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.19%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.60%) Back Office
9 1 (0.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (36.90%) Consultant
2 39 (23.21%) SAP Consultant
3 25 (14.88%) Project Manager
4 23 (13.69%) Analyst
5 21 (12.50%) Solaris Consultant
6 19 (11.31%) SAP Manager
7 14 (8.33%) SAP Project Manager
8 13 (7.74%) SAP Analyst
9 11 (6.55%) Architect
9 11 (6.55%) ERP Analyst
10 10 (5.95%) SAP Architect
10 10 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (5.36%) ERP Manager
11 9 (5.36%) SAP Solutions Architect
12 7 (4.17%) Business Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) SAP Basis Consultant
13 6 (3.57%) ERP Project Manager
13 6 (3.57%) SAP SD Consultant
13 6 (3.57%) Technical Manager
13 6 (3.57%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.33%) SAP XI
2 8 (4.76%) SAP Basis
2 8 (4.76%) Web Services
3 7 (4.17%) HTML
3 7 (4.17%) Silverlight
4 4 (2.38%) SAP PI
5 3 (1.79%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (1.19%) SAP ALE
6 2 (1.19%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.60%) .NET
7 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.60%) EDI
7 1 (0.60%) SAP CO-PA
7 1 (0.60%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.60%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.60%) XML
7 1 (0.60%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.98%) FMCG
4 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.79%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.19%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.19%) PMI
6 2 (1.19%) Tandem
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.88%) Solaris
2 6 (3.57%) Unix
3 4 (2.38%) Linux
4 2 (1.19%) AIX
5 1 (0.60%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (100.00%) ERP
2 29 (17.26%) CRM
3 26 (15.48%) Migration
4 22 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (13.10%) Project Management
5 19 (11.31%) Data Management
6 18 (10.71%) SAP Implementation
7 17 (10.12%) Data Migration
7 17 (10.12%) Master Data Management
8 16 (9.52%) Logistics
9 15 (8.93%) Test Management
10 14 (8.33%) Revenue Management
11 13 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (7.74%) Change Management
11 13 (7.74%) Integration Testing
12 11 (6.55%) Analytics
12 11 (6.55%) Service Management
12 11 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (5.36%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.95%) ABAP
2 6 (3.57%) SQL
3 2 (1.19%) Korn
3 2 (1.19%) Perl
3 2 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (22.62%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.45%) SC Cleared
3 20 (11.90%) Degree
4 14 (8.33%) CCA
5 8 (4.76%) PMI Certification
6 6 (3.57%) PMP
7 5 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.38%) SAP Certification
9 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.60%) CCNA
10 1 (0.60%) CCNP
10 1 (0.60%) CISA
10 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.60%) CISM
10 1 (0.60%) CISSP
10 1 (0.60%) CSQA
10 1 (0.60%) MCSE
10 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.98%) PMO
3 3 (1.79%) QA
4 2 (1.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.60%) GAMP
5 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (14.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) Ansible
1 1 (0.60%) Nagios
1 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 168 (100.00%) SAP
2 38 (22.62%) Oracle
3 25 (14.88%) Sun
3 25 (14.88%) Veritas
4 15 (8.93%) webMethods
5 8 (4.76%) Ariba
6 6 (3.57%) Concur
6 6 (3.57%) HP
7 5 (2.98%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.38%) hybris
9 3 (1.79%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.19%) Cognos
10 2 (1.19%) Informatica
10 2 (1.19%) Netezza
10 2 (1.19%) Pegasus
10 2 (1.19%) Tableau
11 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.60%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.60%) IBM
11 1 (0.60%) VMware
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