Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 666 729 774
Rank change year-on-year +63 +45 -88
Contract jobs citing SAP ERP 208 157 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.57% 1.80% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 94 63
UK median daily rate £494 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +17.65% -9.33%
10th Percentile £350 £305 £301
90th Percentile £750 £634 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £454 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -13.57% +23.53% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.39% -28.70% -57.09%
10th Percentile £15.25 £20.25 £26.63
90th Percentile £22.15 £20.75 £29.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year -24.39% -28.70% -57.09%

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 8098 8739 9364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.91% 8.35% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4790 5220 5198
UK median daily rate £475 £446 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.44% +2.00% +1.16%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +3.29% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 100 142
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £28.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -6.67% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.16 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.38 £88.20 £57.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -11.11%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +57 199 £500 - 9
UK excluding London +77 135 £454 -13.57% 7
London +8 52 £475 +4.40% 2
Midlands +32 41 £420 -9.19%
South East +9 40 £513 +20.59% 4
North of England +69 39 £450 -21.74% 3
East Midlands +6 32 £388 -13.89%
North West +41 27 £500 -13.04% 3
West Midlands +28 9 £575 -11.54%
North East - 8 £400 -
Scotland - 6 £340 -
East of England -25 5 £463 -7.50%
Yorkshire +22 4 £525 -10.64%
South West +1 4 £486 -18.96%

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 208 (100.00%) SAP
1 208 (100.00%) ERP
2 53 (25.48%) Finance
3 50 (24.04%) Oracle
4 29 (13.94%) Unix
4 29 (13.94%) Linux
4 29 (13.94%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (13.46%) Security Cleared
5 28 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 28 (13.46%) Solaris
5 28 (13.46%) Sun
5 28 (13.46%) Veritas
6 27 (12.98%) Python
6 27 (12.98%) Perl
6 27 (12.98%) Korn
7 26 (12.50%) Retail
7 26 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 23 (11.06%) Migration
9 22 (10.58%) ABAP
10 21 (10.10%) Project Management
11 20 (9.62%) SAP BW
12 19 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (8.65%) Ariba
13 18 (8.65%) LSMW
13 18 (8.65%) SAP Retail
14 17 (8.17%) Data Migration
14 17 (8.17%) Change Management
15 16 (7.69%) SAP MM
15 16 (7.69%) CRM

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 (6.73%) NetWeaver
2 11 (5.29%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.44%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (8.65%) SAP Retail
2 16 (7.69%) SAP MM
3 13 (6.25%) SAP FI
3 13 (6.25%) SAP SRM
4 12 (5.77%) SAP CO
5 11 (5.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (5.29%) SAP SD
6 8 (3.85%) SAP CRM
7 5 (2.40%) SAP FI-AP
7 5 (2.40%) SAP MDM
7 5 (2.40%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (1.92%) SAP MDG
8 4 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (1.44%) SAP CAR
9 3 (1.44%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (1.44%) SAP Travel Management
10 2 (0.96%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.96%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.96%) Boomi
1 2 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.44%) SMS
3 1 (0.48%) LDAP
3 1 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.62%) SAP BW
2 11 (5.29%) SAP Data Services
2 11 (5.29%) SAP HANA
3 10 (4.81%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (4.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (2.40%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.92%) DB2
6 2 (0.96%) Endeca
7 1 (0.48%) MaxDB
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.48%) QlikView
7 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (8.65%) LSMW
General
1 53 (25.48%) Finance
2 26 (12.50%) Retail
3 13 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.33%) Banking
4 9 (4.33%) Legal
5 8 (3.85%) Billing
5 8 (3.85%) German Language
6 7 (3.37%) Advertising
6 7 (3.37%) Italian Language
6 7 (3.37%) Marketing
7 5 (2.40%) Law
8 4 (1.92%) Publishing
9 3 (1.44%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.44%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.96%) Automotive
10 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 72 (34.62%) Consultant
2 68 (32.69%) SAP Consultant
3 34 (16.35%) Analyst
4 23 (11.06%) SAP Manager
4 23 (11.06%) Unix Engineer
5 19 (9.13%) Architect
6 18 (8.65%) Design Engineer
7 16 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
8 15 (7.21%) ERP Manager
8 15 (7.21%) SAP Retail Consultant
9 14 (6.73%) Project Manager
9 14 (6.73%) Solaris Engineer
10 13 (6.25%) SAP Architect
11 12 (5.77%) SAP Project Manager
12 11 (5.29%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.81%) SAP Basis Consultant
13 10 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (4.33%) ERP Architect
15 8 (3.85%) ERP Consultant
15 8 (3.85%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.69%) SAP Basis
2 10 (4.81%) SAP Fiori
2 10 (4.81%) SAP PI
3 5 (2.40%) SAP XI
4 4 (1.92%) BAPI
5 2 (0.96%) EDI
5 2 (0.96%) HTML
5 2 (0.96%) HTML5
5 2 (0.96%) IDoc
5 2 (0.96%) J2EE
5 2 (0.96%) SAP ALE
5 2 (0.96%) SAP Business Workflow
5 2 (0.96%) SAP TM
5 2 (0.96%) SAPUI5
5 2 (0.96%) XML
6 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.48%) D3.js
6 1 (0.48%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.48%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.92%) Virtual Team
3 3 (1.44%) Clustering
3 3 (1.44%) FMCG
3 3 (1.44%) Life Science
3 3 (1.44%) User Experience
4 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
4 2 (0.96%) EPoS
4 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (0.96%) PMI
5 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.48%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.48%) LIMS
5 1 (0.48%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.94%) Linux
1 29 (13.94%) Unix
2 28 (13.46%) Solaris
3 2 (0.96%) AIX
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.48%) Windows
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (100.00%) ERP
2 26 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (11.06%) Migration
4 21 (10.10%) Project Management
5 17 (8.17%) Change Management
5 17 (8.17%) Data Migration
6 16 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.69%) CRM
7 15 (7.21%) Procure-to-Pay
8 14 (6.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
9 13 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.77%) Logistics
10 12 (5.77%) Validation
11 11 (5.29%) Workflow
12 10 (4.81%) Order to Cash
13 9 (4.33%) Data Cleansing
14 8 (3.85%) Matrix Organization
14 8 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.98%) Korn
1 27 (12.98%) Perl
1 27 (12.98%) Python
2 22 (10.58%) ABAP
3 8 (3.85%) Java
4 6 (2.88%) SQL
5 2 (0.96%) BeanShell
5 2 (0.96%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.33%) Degree
4 5 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.96%) CSQA
7 1 (0.48%) PMP
7 1 (0.48%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.37%) PMO
2 5 (2.40%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.40%) SLA
3 3 (1.44%) QA
4 2 (0.96%) IFRS
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (13.94%) Virtual Machines
2 28 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 208 (100.00%) SAP
2 50 (24.04%) Oracle
3 28 (13.46%) Sun
3 28 (13.46%) Veritas
4 18 (8.65%) Ariba
5 7 (3.37%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.40%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.92%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.44%) HP
8 3 (1.44%) hybris
9 2 (0.96%) BT
9 2 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.96%) Teradata
10 1 (0.48%) Citrix
10 1 (0.48%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.48%) VMware