Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 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.

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 612 751 651
Rank change year-on-year +139 -100 +114
Contract jobs citing SAP ERP 199 162 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Business Applications category 3.29% 2.50% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 83 138
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.71% -4.50%
10th Percentile £369 £388 £350
90th Percentile £760 £670 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £491 £450
% change year-on-year +6.87% +9.17% -12.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £25.21 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.44% +32.70% -7.32%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.36 £15.25
90th Percentile £13.75 £44.13 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year -46.46% +32.70% -7.32%

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 6,042 6,469 8,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.10% 6.27% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,620 3,796 4,854
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £656 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.74% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 84 93
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.61% -11.40% +14.00%
10th Percentile £11.84 £11.67 £13.05
90th Percentile £68.00 £60.88 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.75 £31.33
% change year-on-year +53.85% -27.37% +1.05%

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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 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
England +122 193 £525 +5.00% 21
UK excluding London +83 117 £525 +6.87% 17
London +103 68 £488 -7.14% 4
South East +23 50 £586 +17.20% 5
Midlands +61 23 £448 -10.50% 4
East of England +39 16 £525 +5.00% 7
South West +8 15 £750 +71.43%
West Midlands +43 10 £525 +5.00% 1
North of England +29 10 £500 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +44 9 £363 - 3
North West +14 8 £525 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire +32 2 £469 +20.97%
Scotland +24 2 £575 +27.78%
Wales - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SAP ERP 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 with a requirement for SAP ERP.

1 199 (100.00%) SAP
1 199 (100.00%) ERP
2 64 (32.16%) Finance
3 41 (20.60%) Manufacturing
4 29 (14.57%) CRM
5 28 (14.07%) Project Management
5 28 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (14.07%) Logistics
6 25 (12.56%) Migration
6 25 (12.56%) Project Delivery
7 24 (12.06%) Dynamics 365
7 24 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (11.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 22 (11.06%) Azure
8 22 (11.06%) SAP HANA
9 21 (10.55%) Data Structures
9 21 (10.55%) SAP S/4HANA
9 21 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (10.05%) Microsoft
11 19 (9.55%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (9.05%) Dynamics CRM
13 15 (7.54%) Change Management
13 15 (7.54%) Life Science
13 15 (7.54%) Power BI
13 15 (7.54%) SaaS
13 15 (7.54%) Accounts Payable
13 15 (7.54%) Power Platform
14 14 (7.04%) Accounts Receivable
14 14 (7.04%) Public Sector
14 14 (7.04%) SAP EWM

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 10 (5.03%) NetWeaver
2 4 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) CMS
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.50%) SAP EP
Applications
1 10 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.50%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 21 (10.55%) SAP S/4HANA
2 18 (9.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (7.04%) SAP EWM
3 14 (7.04%) SAP FI
4 11 (5.53%) SAP WM
5 9 (4.52%) SAP PSCD
6 8 (4.02%) SAP FI-CA
6 8 (4.02%) SAP PP
7 7 (3.52%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (3.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (3.02%) SAP QM
8 6 (3.02%) SAP SRM
9 5 (2.51%) SAP Business One
9 5 (2.51%) SAP CO
9 5 (2.51%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (1.51%) SAP PLM
11 2 (1.01%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 2 (1.01%) SAP MM
12 1 (0.50%) SAP GRC
12 1 (0.50%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.06%) Dynamics 365
2 22 (11.06%) Azure
3 15 (7.54%) Power Platform
3 15 (7.54%) SaaS
4 8 (4.02%) PaaS
5 6 (3.02%) AWS
6 4 (2.01%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.51%) Office 365
8 2 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.50%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.53%) RFID
2 1 (0.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) Internet
2 1 (0.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.06%) SAP HANA
2 19 (9.55%) BusinessObjects
3 15 (7.54%) Power BI
4 13 (6.53%) SAP BW
5 10 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.03%) SAP Data Services
6 9 (4.52%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.51%) Big Data
9 2 (1.01%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.50%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.02%) JIRA
2 5 (2.51%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.01%) Selenium
4 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.50%) LSMW
4 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.50%) tSQLt
General
1 64 (32.16%) Finance
2 41 (20.60%) Manufacturing
3 22 (11.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (7.04%) Public Sector
5 11 (5.53%) General Ledger
6 9 (4.52%) Telecoms
7 8 (4.02%) Retail
8 3 (1.51%) Banking
8 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.51%) Legal
9 2 (1.01%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.01%) French Language
9 2 (1.01%) German Language
9 2 (1.01%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.01%) Marketing
9 2 (1.01%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.50%) Automotive
10 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (22.61%) Consultant
2 41 (20.60%) SAP Consultant
3 40 (20.10%) SAP Manager
4 33 (16.58%) Architect
5 21 (10.55%) Analyst
5 21 (10.55%) Project Manager
6 20 (10.05%) Functional Consultant
7 19 (9.55%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 18 (9.05%) ERP Architect
9 16 (8.04%) Test Manager
10 15 (7.54%) ERP Manager
11 14 (7.04%) SAP Architect
12 10 (5.03%) Enterprise Architect
12 10 (5.03%) Senior Manager
13 9 (4.52%) SAP Analyst
13 9 (4.52%) SAP FI Consultant
13 9 (4.52%) SAP Test Manager
13 9 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (4.02%) CRM Architect
14 8 (4.02%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.52%) SAP XI
2 6 (3.02%) BAPI
3 5 (2.51%) Web Services
4 4 (2.01%) .NET
5 3 (1.51%) SAP Core Interface
6 2 (1.01%) IDoc
6 2 (1.01%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.50%) J2EE
7 1 (0.50%) JSON
7 1 (0.50%) Middleware
7 1 (0.50%) Node.js
7 1 (0.50%) OAuth
7 1 (0.50%) OpenID
7 1 (0.50%) RESTful
7 1 (0.50%) SAML
7 1 (0.50%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.50%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.55%) Data Structures
2 15 (7.54%) Life Science
3 13 (6.53%) FMCG
4 8 (4.02%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.52%) e-Learning
6 5 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.01%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.51%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.51%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
9 1 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.50%) Unix
1 1 (0.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (100.00%) ERP
2 29 (14.57%) CRM
3 28 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (14.07%) Logistics
3 28 (14.07%) Project Management
4 25 (12.56%) Migration
4 25 (12.56%) Project Delivery
5 24 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (7.54%) Accounts Payable
7 15 (7.54%) Change Management
8 14 (7.04%) Accounts Receivable
8 14 (7.04%) PRINCE2
9 13 (6.53%) Operations Management
9 13 (6.53%) Test Strategy
10 12 (6.03%) Data Modelling
10 12 (6.03%) Test Management
10 12 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.03%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (5.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.01%) ABAP
1 4 (2.01%) Java
2 3 (1.51%) SQL
3 1 (0.50%) C
3 1 (0.50%) C#
3 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.50%) Python
3 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.03%) TOGAF Certification
2 9 (4.52%) CCA
3 5 (2.51%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.51%) Degree
5 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.50%) HND
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.50%) PMP
6 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.01%) COBIT
3 2 (1.01%) GxP
3 2 (1.01%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) GAMP
4 1 (0.50%) NIST
4 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) MOM
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 199 (100.00%) SAP
2 20 (10.05%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.03%) Oracle
4 11 (5.53%) Ariba
5 10 (5.03%) Workday
6 9 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (4.52%) Tableau
6 9 (4.52%) webMethods
7 4 (2.01%) Concur
8 1 (0.50%) Citrix
8 1 (0.50%) hybris
8 1 (0.50%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.50%) Ping Identity
8 1 (0.50%) Remedy
8 1 (0.50%) Siebel
8 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.50%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) YouTube