Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 649 728 761
Rank change year-on-year +79 +33 -33
Contract jobs citing SAP ERP 230 156 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.88% 1.80% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 92 72
UK median daily rate £480 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £350 £305 £302
90th Percentile £750 £624 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £513 £425
% change year-on-year -12.20% +20.59% -17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.39% -31.67% -55.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -24.39% -31.67% -55.22%

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 7984 8664 9322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.04% 8.16% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4680 5156 5216
UK median daily rate £454 £440 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 96 130
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -20.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.23 £11.93
90th Percentile £48.70 £93.00 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.74% +8.96% -29.23%

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 21 October 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
Top 14 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 21 October 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 +104 216 £480 -1.54% 8
UK excluding London +79 146 £450 -12.20% 8
London +36 58 £475 +14.11%
Midlands +50 47 £420 -11.58% 2
South East +25 39 £513 +15.49% 2
North of England +100 38 £420 -24.49% 2
East Midlands +13 38 £408 -9.44%
North West +36 25 £475 -9.52%
West Midlands +31 9 £525 -19.23% 2
Scotland - 9 £340 -
South West +21 8 £453 -24.58%
North East - 8 £400 -
Yorkshire +32 5 £450 -23.40% 2
East of England -37 5 £500 -4.76% 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 230 (100.00%) SAP
1 230 (100.00%) ERP
2 65 (28.26%) Finance
3 52 (22.61%) Oracle
4 36 (15.65%) Security Cleared
5 31 (13.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 31 (13.48%) Unix
5 31 (13.48%) Solaris
5 31 (13.48%) Sun
5 31 (13.48%) Veritas
6 30 (13.04%) Linux
6 30 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 29 (12.61%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (11.74%) Python
8 27 (11.74%) Perl
8 27 (11.74%) Korn
9 26 (11.30%) Retail
9 26 (11.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (10.00%) SAP BW
11 22 (9.57%) Project Management
12 21 (9.13%) ABAP
12 21 (9.13%) CRM
13 20 (8.70%) Migration
13 20 (8.70%) SAP Basis
13 20 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (8.26%) SAP MM
15 18 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (7.83%) LSMW
16 17 (7.39%) Ariba
16 17 (7.39%) Manufacturing

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 14 (6.09%) NetWeaver
2 11 (4.78%) SAP Portal
3 5 (2.17%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) Windchill
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (8.26%) SAP MM
2 15 (6.52%) SAP Retail
2 15 (6.52%) SAP SD
3 13 (5.65%) SAP FI
3 13 (5.65%) SAP SRM
4 12 (5.22%) SAP CRM
5 11 (4.78%) SAP CO
5 11 (4.78%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (2.17%) SAP FI-AP
6 5 (2.17%) SAP MDM
7 4 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (1.74%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (1.30%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (1.30%) SAP MDG
8 3 (1.30%) SAP PM
8 3 (1.30%) SAP Travel Management
9 2 (0.87%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.87%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.43%) Boomi
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.30%) SMS
3 1 (0.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.00%) SAP BW
2 15 (6.52%) SAP HANA
3 12 (5.22%) SAP Data Services
4 9 (3.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 6 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.74%) DB2
8 3 (1.30%) QlikView
9 2 (0.87%) Endeca
9 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.43%) MaxDB
10 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (7.83%) LSMW
2 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 65 (28.26%) Finance
2 26 (11.30%) Retail
3 17 (7.39%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.91%) Banking
4 9 (3.91%) Legal
5 8 (3.48%) Billing
6 6 (2.61%) German Language
6 6 (2.61%) Law
7 5 (2.17%) Advertising
7 5 (2.17%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.74%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.74%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.74%) Marketing
8 4 (1.74%) Publishing
9 2 (0.87%) Automotive
9 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (36.96%) Consultant
2 74 (32.17%) SAP Consultant
3 42 (18.26%) Analyst
4 23 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
5 22 (9.57%) SAP Analyst
5 22 (9.57%) SAP Manager
6 18 (7.83%) Design Engineer
7 17 (7.39%) Architect
7 17 (7.39%) Project Manager
8 15 (6.52%) Solaris Engineer
9 14 (6.09%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 14 (6.09%) SAP Retail Consultant
10 13 (5.65%) Business Analyst
10 13 (5.65%) SAP Architect
11 12 (5.22%) ERP Manager
11 12 (5.22%) SAP Project Manager
12 10 (4.35%) Functional Consultant
12 10 (4.35%) IT Manager
12 10 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.48%) ERP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.70%) SAP Basis
2 13 (5.65%) SAP PI
3 9 (3.91%) SAP Fiori
4 6 (2.61%) SAP XI
5 3 (1.30%) EDI
5 3 (1.30%) HTML
5 3 (1.30%) HTML5
6 2 (0.87%) SAP ALE
6 2 (0.87%) SAP Business Workflow
6 2 (0.87%) SAP TM
6 2 (0.87%) SAPUI5
7 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.43%) CSS
7 1 (0.43%) D3.js
7 1 (0.43%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.43%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.43%) IDoc
7 1 (0.43%) J2EE
7 1 (0.43%) Node.js
7 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.17%) EPoS
2 5 (2.17%) FMCG
3 3 (1.30%) Clustering
3 3 (1.30%) Life Science
3 3 (1.30%) User Experience
3 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
4 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (0.87%) PMI
5 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.43%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.43%) Replication
5 1 (0.43%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.48%) Solaris
1 31 (13.48%) Unix
2 30 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (0.87%) AIX
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.43%) Windows
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (100.00%) ERP
2 26 (11.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (9.57%) Project Management
4 21 (9.13%) CRM
5 20 (8.70%) Migration
5 20 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (7.39%) Change Management
8 15 (6.52%) Logistics
8 15 (6.52%) SAP Implementation
9 14 (6.09%) Data Migration
10 13 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (5.65%) Procure-to-Pay
10 13 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (4.78%) Workflow
12 9 (3.91%) SDLC
12 9 (3.91%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.91%) Validation
13 8 (3.48%) Matrix Organization
13 8 (3.48%) Order to Cash
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.74%) Korn
1 27 (11.74%) Perl
1 27 (11.74%) Python
2 21 (9.13%) ABAP
3 8 (3.48%) Java
4 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.30%) SQL
5 2 (0.87%) BeanShell
5 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.35%) Degree
4 5 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.74%) CSQA
5 4 (1.74%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.43%) CCA
7 1 (0.43%) PMP
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.43%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.04%) PMO
3 6 (2.61%) QA
3 6 (2.61%) SLA
4 2 (0.87%) IFRS
5 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (13.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 29 (12.61%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 230 (100.00%) SAP
2 52 (22.61%) Oracle
3 31 (13.48%) Sun
3 31 (13.48%) Veritas
4 17 (7.39%) Ariba
5 11 (4.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.17%) JD Edwards
6 5 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.30%) HP
7 3 (1.30%) hybris
8 2 (0.87%) BT
8 2 (0.87%) Cognos
8 2 (0.87%) Pegasus
8 2 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.87%) Tableau
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix
9 1 (0.43%) Sage
9 1 (0.43%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) webMethods