Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 727 719 734
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 +10
Contract jobs citing SAP ERP 151 168 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.40% 2.14% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 100 85
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £375 £352 £313
90th Percentile £688 £714 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
UK median hourly rate £69.00 £15.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +345.16% -24.39% -25.45%
10th Percentile £16.21 £15.25 £20.25
90th Percentile £95.00 £22.15 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £15.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +12.42% -24.39% -25.45%

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 6,293 7,855 8,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.33% 7.83% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,669 4,738 4,967
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £305
90th Percentile £663 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 72 80
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +1.67% -35.58%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.55 £8.15
90th Percentile £69.85 £57.79 £69.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -8.70% -27.80%

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 18 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP ERP over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 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 -6 145 £500 - 19
UK excluding London -29 100 £500 - 16
South East +1 48 £517 +0.88% 2
London +12 43 £525 +5.00% 3
North of England -27 33 £506 +12.50% 7
North West -17 17 £600 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire -9 12 £425 -5.56% 3
Midlands -22 8 £450 -12.20% 4
East of England +6 7 £475 +2.70% 1
West Midlands -16 6 £444 -22.83% 2
North East -12 4 £406 +1.56%
South West - 3 - - 2
East Midlands -6 1 £500 +11.11% 2
Scotland -14 1 £575 +22.34%

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 151 (100.00%) SAP
1 151 (100.00%) ERP
2 41 (27.15%) Finance
3 21 (13.91%) Oracle
4 20 (13.25%) CRM
5 19 (12.58%) Project Management
5 19 (12.58%) Logistics
6 18 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (10.60%) ABAP
8 16 (10.60%) Manufacturing
9 15 (9.93%) Migration
9 15 (9.93%) SC Cleared
9 15 (9.93%) Security Cleared
9 15 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (8.61%) IDoc
11 12 (7.95%) SAP MM
11 12 (7.95%) SAP PP
11 12 (7.95%) Java
12 11 (7.28%) Microsoft
12 11 (7.28%) Ariba
12 11 (7.28%) SAP S/4HANA
12 11 (7.28%) SAP Data Services
13 10 (6.62%) SAP HANA
13 10 (6.62%) Procure-to-Pay
13 10 (6.62%) SAP XI
13 10 (6.62%) Retail
14 9 (5.96%) Scrum
14 9 (5.96%) Business Analysis
14 9 (5.96%) BusinessObjects

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 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.99%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.99%) Confluence
3 3 (1.99%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.66%) Documentum
4 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (7.95%) SAP MM
1 12 (7.95%) SAP PP
2 11 (7.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (5.30%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (4.64%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (3.97%) SAP HR
6 5 (3.31%) SAP BPC
6 5 (3.31%) SAP WM
7 4 (2.65%) SAP EWM
7 4 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (2.65%) SAP SD
8 3 (1.99%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (1.99%) SAP FI
9 2 (1.32%) SAP CO
9 2 (1.32%) SAP FI-CA
9 2 (1.32%) SAP QM
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.66%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 1 (0.66%) SAP GTS
10 1 (0.66%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.65%) Boomi
1 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.99%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) Internet
2 3 (1.99%) HTTP
3 1 (0.66%) SMS
3 1 (0.66%) SMTP
3 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.28%) SAP Data Services
2 10 (6.62%) SAP HANA
3 9 (5.96%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (5.30%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.99%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.32%) Power BI
8 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.66%) DTS
8 1 (0.66%) GIS
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (3.97%) JIRA
2 3 (1.99%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.99%) JUnit
2 3 (1.99%) Selenium
3 2 (1.32%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.32%) LSMW
General
1 41 (27.15%) Finance
2 16 (10.60%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.62%) Retail
4 9 (5.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.30%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.65%) Law
7 3 (1.99%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.99%) German Language
7 3 (1.99%) Legal
7 3 (1.99%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Automotive
8 1 (0.66%) Back Office
8 1 (0.66%) Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (25.83%) Consultant
2 36 (23.84%) SAP Consultant
3 27 (17.88%) Analyst
4 21 (13.91%) SAP Analyst
5 17 (11.26%) Business Analyst
5 17 (11.26%) SAP Manager
6 15 (9.93%) Architect
7 12 (7.95%) Project Manager
7 12 (7.95%) SAP Business Analyst
8 11 (7.28%) Functional Consultant
9 10 (6.62%) ERP Analyst
10 9 (5.96%) Developer
10 9 (5.96%) ERP Manager
10 9 (5.96%) SAP Developer
10 9 (5.96%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 8 (5.30%) ERP Business Analyst
11 8 (5.30%) SAP Project Manager
12 7 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (3.97%) P2P Business Analyst
13 6 (3.97%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.61%) IDoc
2 10 (6.62%) SAP XI
3 8 (5.30%) Middleware
4 7 (4.64%) XML
5 6 (3.97%) HTML
5 6 (3.97%) SAP PI
5 6 (3.97%) Spring
6 5 (3.31%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (3.31%) SAP ALE
7 4 (2.65%) LDAP
7 4 (2.65%) XML Schema
8 3 (1.99%) CSS
8 3 (1.99%) EDI
8 3 (1.99%) HTML5
8 3 (1.99%) J2EE
8 3 (1.99%) XHTML
9 2 (1.32%) Web Services
10 1 (0.66%) .NET
10 1 (0.66%) SOAP
10 1 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.96%) User Experience
3 6 (3.97%) FMCG
4 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.99%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.66%) Fintech
8 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.66%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.66%) LPAR
8 1 (0.66%) PMI
8 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.99%) Windows
2 2 (1.32%) Linux
2 2 (1.32%) Unix
3 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.66%) Solaris
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (100.00%) ERP
2 20 (13.25%) CRM
3 19 (12.58%) Logistics
3 19 (12.58%) Project Management
4 18 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (9.93%) Migration
7 10 (6.62%) Procure-to-Pay
8 9 (5.96%) Business Analysis
8 9 (5.96%) Change Management
8 9 (5.96%) Data Migration
8 9 (5.96%) Master Data Management
8 9 (5.96%) Scrum
9 8 (5.30%) Accounts Payable
9 8 (5.30%) Accounts Receivable
9 8 (5.30%) Revenue Management
9 8 (5.30%) SAP Implementation
10 7 (4.64%) Business Transformation
10 7 (4.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.97%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.60%) ABAP
2 12 (7.95%) Java
3 8 (5.30%) SQL
4 3 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.32%) C
6 1 (0.66%) C#
6 1 (0.66%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 15 (9.93%) SC Cleared
1 15 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.30%) CCA
3 5 (3.31%) Degree
4 4 (2.65%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.32%) ACCA
5 2 (1.32%) CIMA
5 2 (1.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.66%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.96%) PMO
2 8 (5.30%) QA
3 6 (3.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) COBIT
4 1 (0.66%) GAAP
4 1 (0.66%) GxP
4 1 (0.66%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.30%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.65%) MOM
2 4 (2.65%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 151 (100.00%) SAP
2 21 (13.91%) Oracle
3 11 (7.28%) Ariba
3 11 (7.28%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.30%) webMethods
5 7 (4.64%) hybris
5 7 (4.64%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.31%) Concur
7 4 (2.65%) Dell
7 4 (2.65%) Remedy
8 3 (1.99%) Informatica
9 2 (1.32%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.32%) IBM
10 1 (0.66%) Apple
10 1 (0.66%) HP
10 1 (0.66%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.66%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.66%) Sun
10 1 (0.66%) Workday