Period
to 21 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 732 670 736
Rank change year-on-year -62 +66 +24
Contract jobs citing SAP ERP 154 215 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.39% 2.58% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 129 92
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +13.64%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £305
90th Percentile £665 £750 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £457 £525
% change year-on-year +5.85% -12.95% +19.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £15.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.71% -24.39% -28.70%
10th Percentile £16.21 £15.25 £20.25
90th Percentile £59.38 £22.15 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £15.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +138.71% -24.39% -28.70%

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 6,438 8,327 8,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.19% 8.07% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,748 4,937 5,224
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.95% +1.15%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 90 97
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -4.84% +5.08%
10th Percentile £11.69 £12.77 £10.23
90th Percentile £69.08 £64.06 £99.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £31.23
% change year-on-year -3.33% -3.92% +13.55%

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 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 -44 151 £475 -5.00% 25
UK excluding London -42 106 £484 +5.85% 22
South East +14 56 £488 -4.88% 5
London +7 43 £475 - 4
North of England -17 29 £525 +16.67% 8
North West -36 14 £615 +23.00% 6
Yorkshire -3 12 £388 -26.19% 1
East of England +4 8 £475 +2.70% 1
Midlands -46 8 £450 +7.78% 6
West Midlands -22 7 £444 -22.83% 3
South West -15 4 £438 -8.85% 1
North East -5 3 £406 +1.56% 1
Scotland -21 1 £575 +69.12% 1
East Midlands -24 1 £500 +25.00% 3

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 155 (100.65%) SAP
1 155 (100.65%) ERP
2 54 (35.06%) Finance
3 25 (16.23%) Migration
4 23 (14.94%) SAP Data Services
5 21 (13.64%) CRM
6 20 (12.99%) Oracle
7 19 (12.34%) Data Migration
7 19 (12.34%) Logistics
8 18 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (11.69%) SQL
8 18 (11.69%) ABAP
9 17 (11.04%) Project Management
9 17 (11.04%) SAP HANA
10 16 (10.39%) Master Data Management
11 15 (9.74%) SAP S/4HANA
11 15 (9.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (9.74%) Manufacturing
12 14 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (9.09%) SQL Server
12 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 14 (9.09%) IDoc
12 14 (9.09%) Security Cleared
13 13 (8.44%) SC Cleared
13 13 (8.44%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (8.44%) SAP BW
14 12 (7.79%) SAP MM
14 12 (7.79%) Java
14 12 (7.79%) Telecoms
14 12 (7.79%) SAP XI

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 9 (5.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.25%) NetWeaver
3 4 (2.60%) Confluence
4 3 (1.95%) Liferay
4 3 (1.95%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.95%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 15 (9.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (7.79%) SAP MM
2 12 (7.79%) SAP PSCD
3 11 (7.14%) SAP PP
4 6 (3.90%) SAP FI
4 6 (3.90%) SAP HR
5 5 (3.25%) SAP BPC
5 5 (3.25%) SAP EWM
5 5 (3.25%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (3.25%) SAP SD
6 4 (2.60%) SAP APO
6 4 (2.60%) SAP MDM
6 4 (2.60%) SAP WM
7 3 (1.95%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (1.30%) SAP CO
8 2 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (1.30%) SAP GTS
9 1 (0.65%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 1 (0.65%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.25%) Boomi
1 5 (3.25%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) RFID
3 1 (0.65%) SMS
3 1 (0.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.94%) SAP Data Services
2 17 (11.04%) SAP HANA
3 14 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 13 (8.44%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (8.44%) SAP BW
5 5 (3.25%) Data Lake
6 4 (2.60%) Big Data
6 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (1.30%) Power BI
9 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.65%) GIS
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.65%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 10 (6.49%) JIRA
2 6 (3.90%) LSMW
3 3 (1.95%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.95%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.95%) JUnit
3 3 (1.95%) Selenium
3 3 (1.95%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.30%) HP UFT
General
1 54 (35.06%) Finance
2 15 (9.74%) Manufacturing
2 15 (9.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 12 (7.79%) General Ledger
3 12 (7.79%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.65%) Automotive
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (28.57%) Consultant
2 40 (25.97%) SAP Consultant
3 23 (14.94%) Analyst
4 20 (12.99%) SAP Analyst
5 18 (11.69%) SAP Manager
6 14 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 13 (8.44%) Architect
7 13 (8.44%) Developer
8 10 (6.49%) SAP Developer
8 10 (6.49%) SAP Project Manager
9 8 (5.19%) Business Analyst
9 8 (5.19%) Data Analyst
9 8 (5.19%) Functional Consultant
9 8 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.55%) ERP Manager
10 7 (4.55%) SAP Business Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) ERP Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Integration Developer
12 5 (3.25%) HR Consultant
12 5 (3.25%) SAP HR Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.09%) IDoc
2 12 (7.79%) SAP XI
3 7 (4.55%) Middleware
3 7 (4.55%) SAP ALE
3 7 (4.55%) SAP PI
3 7 (4.55%) XML
4 6 (3.90%) BAPI
4 6 (3.90%) LDAP
4 6 (3.90%) XML Schema
5 4 (2.60%) HTML
5 4 (2.60%) Spring
6 3 (1.95%) CSS
6 3 (1.95%) EDI
6 3 (1.95%) HTML5
6 3 (1.95%) Java EE
6 3 (1.95%) JAX-RS
6 3 (1.95%) JMS
6 3 (1.95%) JTA
6 3 (1.95%) XHTML
7 2 (1.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.19%) User Experience
3 6 (3.90%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.60%) AS400
4 4 (2.60%) FMCG
5 3 (1.95%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.65%) Fintech
7 1 (0.65%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.65%) Life Science
7 1 (0.65%) LPAR
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) PMI
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.30%) Linux
1 2 (1.30%) Windows
2 1 (0.65%) AIX
2 1 (0.65%) SUSE
2 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (100.65%) ERP
2 25 (16.23%) Migration
3 21 (13.64%) CRM
4 19 (12.34%) Data Migration
4 19 (12.34%) Logistics
5 18 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (11.04%) Project Management
7 16 (10.39%) Master Data Management
8 14 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (7.79%) Data Cleansing
9 12 (7.79%) Data Management
9 12 (7.79%) Revenue Management
10 11 (7.14%) Accounts Receivable
11 10 (6.49%) Accounts Payable
11 10 (6.49%) Data Mapping
12 9 (5.84%) Procure-to-Pay
12 9 (5.84%) SAP Implementation
12 9 (5.84%) SOA
13 8 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (5.19%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.69%) ABAP
1 18 (11.69%) SQL
2 12 (7.79%) Java
3 6 (3.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.30%) C
6 1 (0.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.14%) CCA
4 5 (3.25%) Degree
5 4 (2.60%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.30%) ISEB
6 2 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.65%) ACCA
7 1 (0.65%) CIMA
7 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.65%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.79%) PMO
2 9 (5.84%) SLA
3 8 (5.19%) QA
4 6 (3.90%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.30%) COBIT
5 2 (1.30%) GAAP
5 2 (1.30%) IFRS
5 2 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.90%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.90%) MOM
2 6 (3.90%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.60%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 155 (100.65%) SAP
2 20 (12.99%) Oracle
3 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.14%) webMethods
5 10 (6.49%) Ariba
6 7 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (3.90%) Cloudera
7 6 (3.90%) Remedy
8 5 (3.25%) Dell
8 5 (3.25%) HP
8 5 (3.25%) hybris
8 5 (3.25%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.60%) Informatica
10 3 (1.95%) Concur
11 2 (1.30%) Apple
11 2 (1.30%) JDA
11 2 (1.30%) Ping Identity
12 1 (0.65%) IBM
12 1 (0.65%) TIBCO