The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SAP R/3 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP R/3 over the 3 months to 25 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 R/3
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 639 621
Rank change year-on-year +55 -18  
Contract jobs citing SAP R/3 3 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.025% 0.027%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.077% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £150
% change year-on-year +12.50% +166.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SAP R/3 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 3911 4391 4807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.45% 8.28% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2301 2693 2747
Median daily rate £475 £438 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -0.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £292
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 52 50
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 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £99.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +55.55%  

SAP R/3
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SAP R/3 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SAP R/3 in the UK

SAP R/3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAP R/3.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP R/3 in the UK

SAP R/3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP R/3.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP R/3 in the UK

SAP R/3
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP R/3 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +39 3 £450 +12.50% 2
London +5 2 - - 1
East of England - 1 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Watford - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP R/3 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 R/3.

1 9 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) General Ledger
4 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
4 2 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (22.22%) SAP HANA
4 2 (22.22%) SAP Business One
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) SAP BW
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) ABAP
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) OLAP
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) MySQL
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (11.11%) EDI
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) XML

SAP R/3
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 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SAP Business One
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (11.11%) SAP CO
2 1 (11.11%) SAP FI
2 1 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (11.11%) SAP GRC
2 1 (11.11%) SAP MDG
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) OLAP
1 2 (22.22%) SAP BW
1 2 (22.22%) SAP HANA
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) General Ledger
3 1 (11.11%) Advertising
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAP BW Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) SAP CO Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) SAP FI Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Manager
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) EDI
1 1 (11.11%) EDIFACT
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XBRL
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) ETL
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Cash Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Order to Cash
3 1 (11.11%) People Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (11.11%) Record to Report
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) ABAP
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Basel III
1 1 (11.11%) FINREP
1 1 (11.11%) PMBOK
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com