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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 581 565
Rank change year-on-year +108 -16  
Contract jobs citing SAP ERP 137 73 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Business Applications category 3.42% 1.63% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 30 43
Median daily rate £475 £473 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +14.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £481 £419
% change year-on-year -7.01% +14.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - -

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 4009 4473 4731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.51% 8.29% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2365 2749 2692
Median daily rate £475 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 54 51
Median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.92% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £99.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.28% +52.17%  

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +79 124 £475 +0.52% 19
East Midlands +30 41 £420 -16.83% 2
Derby - 39 £425 - 2
Derbyshire - 39 £425 - 2
London +21 29 £475 +6.74% 6
South East +15 15 £310 -27.05% 2
Berkshire +31 10 £310 -43.63%
South West +8 8 £475 +35.71% 1
Scotland - 7 - -
Maidenhead - 7 £310 -
Yorkshire +33 6 £356 -18.61% 3
North West +21 5 £613 +53.12% 1
Manchester +15 4 £613 +53.12%
East Yorkshire - 4 £180 -
Hull - 4 £180 -
Worthing +13 3 - -
West Sussex +12 3 - - 1
Wiltshire +2 3 £425 -
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Swindon +6 2 £413 -
Bristol -2 2 £388 -
Cambridgeshire -10 2 £750 +25.00% 2
East of England -15 2 £750 +25.00% 3
Dorset - 2 £480 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £200 -
Hampshire - 2 £500 - 1
Bournemouth - 2 £480 -
Portsmouth - 2 £500 -
Nottingham - 2 £200 -
Reading +19 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 219 (100.00%) SAP
1 219 (100.00%) ERP
2 59 (26.94%) Finance
3 58 (26.48%) Oracle
4 56 (25.57%) Security Cleared
5 46 (21.00%) SC Cleared
6 41 (18.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 41 (18.72%) Solaris
6 41 (18.72%) Sun
6 41 (18.72%) Veritas
7 29 (13.24%) SAP BW
7 29 (13.24%) Migration
8 27 (12.33%) Manufacturing
9 23 (10.50%) CRM
10 22 (10.05%) Unix
10 22 (10.05%) Logistics
10 22 (10.05%) Degree
10 22 (10.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (9.59%) Project Management
12 20 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (9.13%) Retail
12 20 (9.13%) Data Migration
13 19 (8.68%) Linux
14 18 (8.22%) BusinessObjects
14 18 (8.22%) SAP SD
14 18 (8.22%) SAP Data Services
15 17 (7.76%) Virtual Machines
15 17 (7.76%) Data Management
15 17 (7.76%) Change Management
16 16 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery

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 5 (2.28%) MS Project Server
2 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.46%) CMS
3 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.46%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.91%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (8.22%) SAP SD
2 13 (5.94%) SAP MM
3 11 (5.02%) SAP CRM
4 9 (4.11%) SAP PSCD
5 5 (2.28%) SAP FI
5 5 (2.28%) SAP Retail
6 4 (1.83%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (1.83%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (1.37%) SAP GRC
7 3 (1.37%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.91%) BPCS
8 2 (0.91%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.91%) SAP EHS
8 2 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.91%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.91%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.91%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.91%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.91%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.28%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.91%) SaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.46%) Boomi
3 1 (0.46%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.46%) G Suite
3 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.46%) IaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Office 365
3 1 (0.46%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.46%) Firewall
1 1 (0.46%) IPsec
1 1 (0.46%) LAN
1 1 (0.46%) WAN
1 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.24%) SAP BW
2 18 (8.22%) BusinessObjects
2 18 (8.22%) SAP Data Services
3 11 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.02%) SAP HANA
4 6 (2.74%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.37%) QlikView
7 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.46%) MySQL
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.46%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.11%) LSMW
2 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 59 (26.94%) Finance
2 27 (12.33%) Manufacturing
3 20 (9.13%) Retail
4 11 (5.02%) Billing
5 10 (4.57%) General Ledger
5 10 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.28%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.28%) Marketing
7 4 (1.83%) Law
8 3 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.91%) Automotive
9 2 (0.91%) Back Office
9 2 (0.91%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.91%) German Language
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (39.73%) Consultant
2 58 (26.48%) SAP Consultant
3 37 (16.89%) Analyst
4 23 (10.50%) Project Manager
5 21 (9.59%) Solaris Consultant
6 18 (8.22%) SAP Analyst
6 18 (8.22%) SAP Manager
7 15 (6.85%) Unix Engineer
8 13 (5.94%) SAP Project Manager
9 12 (5.48%) Architect
10 11 (5.02%) Design Engineer
10 11 (5.02%) ERP Analyst
10 11 (5.02%) Solaris Engineer
11 10 (4.57%) ERP Manager
12 9 (4.11%) Business Analyst
12 9 (4.11%) SAP Architect
12 9 (4.11%) SAP Basis Consultant
13 8 (3.65%) Quality Analyst
13 8 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.57%) SAP Basis
1 10 (4.57%) SAP PI
1 10 (4.57%) SAP XI
2 8 (3.65%) IDoc
3 4 (1.83%) EDI
4 3 (1.37%) SAP ALE
5 2 (0.91%) HTML
5 2 (0.91%) Web Services
5 2 (0.91%) XML
6 1 (0.46%) .NET
6 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.46%) CSS
6 1 (0.46%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.46%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.46%) J2EE
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (0.46%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.46%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (0.46%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.20%) FMCG
3 5 (2.28%) EPoS
3 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.37%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.91%) PMI
5 2 (0.91%) Tandem
6 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.46%) Replication
6 1 (0.46%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.72%) Solaris
2 22 (10.05%) Unix
3 19 (8.68%) Linux
4 2 (0.91%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (100.00%) ERP
2 29 (13.24%) Migration
3 23 (10.50%) CRM
4 22 (10.05%) Logistics
4 22 (10.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (9.59%) Project Management
6 20 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (9.13%) Data Migration
7 17 (7.76%) Change Management
7 17 (7.76%) Data Management
8 16 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (7.31%) Integration Testing
9 13 (5.94%) Master Data Management
9 13 (5.94%) SAP Implementation
10 11 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.57%) SAP Security
11 10 (4.57%) Test Scripting
12 9 (4.11%) Test Management
12 9 (4.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.31%) Korn
1 16 (7.31%) Perl
1 16 (7.31%) Python
2 10 (4.57%) ABAP
3 4 (1.83%) SQL
4 2 (0.91%) Java
5 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 56 (25.57%) Security Cleared
2 46 (21.00%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.05%) Degree
4 9 (4.11%) CCA
5 7 (3.20%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.28%) PMP
7 4 (1.83%) CSQA
7 4 (1.83%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.83%) SAP Certification
8 3 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.46%) CCNA
9 1 (0.46%) CCNP
9 1 (0.46%) CISA
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.46%) CISSP
9 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.46%) MCSE
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.57%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.65%) PMO
3 7 (3.20%) QA
4 4 (1.83%) SLA
5 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.46%) GAMP
6 1 (0.46%) IFRS
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (18.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 17 (7.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) Ansible
2 1 (0.46%) Nagios
2 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 219 (100.00%) SAP
2 58 (26.48%) Oracle
3 41 (18.72%) Sun
3 41 (18.72%) Veritas
4 10 (4.57%) Ariba
5 9 (4.11%) webMethods
6 8 (3.65%) HP
7 7 (3.20%) Microsoft
8 5 (2.28%) hybris
8 5 (2.28%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.37%) Concur
10 2 (0.91%) Cognos
10 2 (0.91%) Informatica
10 2 (0.91%) Netezza
10 2 (0.91%) Pegasus
10 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.91%) Tableau
11 1 (0.46%) Google
11 1 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.46%) VMware
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