Period
to 26 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SAP S/4HANA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP S/4HANA over the 6 months to 26 September 2021 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 S/4HANA
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 268 212 325
Rank change year-on-year -56 +113 +271
Contract jobs citing SAP S/4HANA 826 373 716
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.27% 0.81%
As % of the Business Applications category 16.60% 16.59% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 179 350
10th Percentile £370 £436 £413
25th Percentile £475 £525 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £615 £550
Median % change year-on-year -6.50% +11.82% -
75th Percentile £666 £738 £663
90th Percentile £750 £775 £813
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £550 £515
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.80% -3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 3
10th Percentile £60.75 " £18.25
25th Percentile " " £30.63
Median hourly rate £63.00 - £52.50
75th Percentile £76.25 " £53.75
90th Percentile £77.50 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.00 - -

SAP S/4HANA 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 4,975 2,249 6,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.25% 7.63% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,975 1,360 3,747
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
25th Percentile £413 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £606 £575
90th Percentile £713 £713 £654
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 19 73
10th Percentile £17.08 £14.98 £11.25
25th Percentile £25.44 £22.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £24.70
Median % change year-on-year - +82.22% +8.74%
75th Percentile £62.63 £51.88 £53.75
90th Percentile £68.00 £57.17 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% +16.44% +82.50%

SAP S/4HANA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAP S/4HANA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAP S/4HANA in the UK

SAP S/4HANA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAP S/4HANA.

Daily rate trend for SAP S/4HANA in the UK

SAP S/4HANA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAP S/4HANA over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SAP S/4HANA in the UK

SAP S/4HANA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAP S/4HANA.

Hourly rate trend for SAP S/4HANA in the UK

SAP S/4HANA
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAP S/4HANA over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SAP S/4HANA in the UK

SAP S/4HANA
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP S/4HANA within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 2021. 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 -72 532 £575 -8.00% 42
Work from Home -68 392 £575 -8.00% 8
London -99 237 £610 -6.15% 14
UK excluding London -55 233 £523 -5.00% 28
South East -31 104 £463 -17.78% 10
North of England -57 38 £525 -4.55% 3
South West -10 34 £500 +1.27% 2
Midlands -55 32 £438 -2.78% 12
Yorkshire -19 27 £525 - 1
West Midlands -51 26 £444 +4.41% 10
East of England -52 11 £525 -
North West -62 11 £500 -9.09% 1
Wales -35 10 £600 -
East Midlands -35 6 £427 - 2
Northern Ireland -4 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SAP S/4HANA 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 S/4HANA.

1 805 (97.46%) SAP
2 240 (29.06%) Finance
3 205 (24.82%) Migration
4 171 (20.70%) Social Skills
5 149 (18.04%) Data Migration
6 114 (13.80%) ERP
7 98 (11.86%) SAP HANA
8 92 (11.14%) Manufacturing
9 86 (10.41%) Ariba
10 73 (8.84%) Data Cleansing
11 72 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 64 (7.75%) Project Management
13 63 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
13 63 (7.63%) Retail
14 60 (7.26%) Logistics
15 51 (6.17%) Data Quality
16 50 (6.05%) Workshop Facilitation
17 49 (5.93%) SAP FI
18 47 (5.69%) SAP MDG
19 45 (5.45%) SAP Fiori
19 45 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 44 (5.33%) Validation
21 43 (5.21%) SAP CO
21 43 (5.21%) SAP SD
22 41 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
23 40 (4.84%) Data Governance
24 39 (4.72%) SAP FI/CO
24 39 (4.72%) Change Management
25 38 (4.60%) ABAP
25 38 (4.60%) Order to Cash

SAP S/4HANA
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 8 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.85%) Confluence
3 4 (0.48%) Apache Pig
3 4 (0.48%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.36%) MTS
5 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (5.93%) SAP FI
2 47 (5.69%) SAP MDG
3 43 (5.21%) SAP CO
3 43 (5.21%) SAP SD
4 39 (4.72%) SAP FI/CO
5 27 (3.27%) SAP MM
6 19 (2.30%) SAP CAR
6 19 (2.30%) SAP IBP
6 19 (2.30%) SAP PP
6 19 (2.30%) SAP Retail
7 17 (2.06%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 15 (1.82%) SAP ERP
8 15 (1.82%) SAP EWM
9 14 (1.69%) SAP FSCM
10 13 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 12 (1.45%) SAP QM
12 9 (1.09%) OpenText VIM for SAP
12 9 (1.09%) SAP WM
13 8 (0.97%) SAP Hybris
13 8 (0.97%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
2 17 (2.06%) Azure
3 15 (1.82%) AWS
4 14 (1.69%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.09%) SaaS
6 6 (0.73%) GitHub
7 5 (0.61%) Tricentis Tosca
8 4 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 4 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (0.48%) Azure Functions
8 4 (0.48%) Azure Storage
8 4 (0.48%) Serverless
9 3 (0.36%) Google Sheets
9 3 (0.36%) PaaS
10 2 (0.24%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (0.24%) GCP
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.73%) SAN
2 1 (0.12%) DNS
2 1 (0.12%) FTP
2 1 (0.12%) HTTP
2 1 (0.12%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (11.86%) SAP HANA
2 27 (3.27%) SAP BW
3 19 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (2.06%) SAP Data Services
5 16 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
6 14 (1.69%) Power BI
7 6 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.73%) SQL Server
8 4 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.48%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.36%) Big Data
9 3 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.36%) DTS
10 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.24%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.24%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 16 (1.94%) JIRA
2 6 (0.73%) PowerDesigner
3 5 (0.61%) Bitbucket
3 5 (0.61%) LSMW
4 4 (0.48%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.48%) Toad
5 3 (0.36%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.24%) GitLab
6 2 (0.24%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.24%) Tricentis qTest
7 1 (0.12%) ERwin
7 1 (0.12%) QUnit
7 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.12%) UltraEdit
General
1 240 (29.06%) Finance
2 171 (20.70%) Social Skills
3 92 (11.14%) Manufacturing
4 63 (7.63%) Retail
5 34 (4.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 27 (3.27%) Billing
7 24 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (2.66%) Public Sector
9 15 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
10 14 (1.69%) Legal
11 11 (1.33%) Banking
11 11 (1.33%) General Ledger
11 11 (1.33%) Law
12 10 (1.21%) Marketing
13 9 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
14 6 (0.73%) French Language
14 6 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (0.73%) Portuguese Language
15 5 (0.61%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 331 (40.07%) Consultant
2 279 (33.78%) SAP Consultant
3 134 (16.22%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
4 76 (9.20%) Architect
5 70 (8.47%) SAP Manager
6 66 (7.99%) Analyst
7 59 (7.14%) Data Consultant
8 57 (6.90%) SAP Architect
9 54 (6.54%) Functional Consultant
10 44 (5.33%) SAP Data Consultant
11 43 (5.21%) Project Manager
12 42 (5.08%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 36 (4.36%) SAP Analyst
14 33 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
15 30 (3.63%) Data Analyst
15 30 (3.63%) Developer
16 28 (3.39%) SAP SD Consultant
17 26 (3.15%) SAP Project Manager
18 23 (2.78%) SAP Developer
18 23 (2.78%) SAP FI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.45%) SAP Fiori
2 25 (3.03%) SAP Basis
3 12 (1.45%) SAPUI5
4 11 (1.33%) IDoc
5 7 (0.85%) BAPI
5 7 (0.85%) EDI
5 7 (0.85%) SAP TM
6 6 (0.73%) Kafka
6 6 (0.73%) RESTful
7 5 (0.61%) SAP Smart Forms
8 4 (0.48%) Middleware
9 3 (0.36%) SAP Business Workflow
10 2 (0.24%) HTML
10 2 (0.24%) REST
10 2 (0.24%) Web Dynpro
10 2 (0.24%) XML
11 1 (0.12%) Flash
11 1 (0.12%) HTML5
11 1 (0.12%) LDAP
11 1 (0.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.63%) Legacy Systems
2 29 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (2.91%) Life Science
4 13 (1.57%) FMCG
4 13 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.21%) User Experience
6 6 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
6 6 (0.73%) Replication
7 5 (0.61%) Cloud Native
7 5 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 5 (0.61%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.48%) Legacy Applications
8 4 (0.48%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.36%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.36%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.24%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.24%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (2.54%) Linux
2 20 (2.42%) VMS
3 19 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.48%) Windows
5 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.12%) Debian
6 1 (0.12%) MVS
6 1 (0.12%) SUSE
6 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.12%) Unix
6 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (24.82%) Migration
2 149 (18.04%) Data Migration
3 114 (13.80%) ERP
4 73 (8.84%) Data Cleansing
5 72 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 64 (7.75%) Project Management
7 63 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (7.26%) Logistics
9 50 (6.05%) Workshop Facilitation
10 45 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 44 (5.33%) Validation
12 41 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
13 40 (4.84%) Data Governance
14 39 (4.72%) Change Management
15 38 (4.60%) Order to Cash
15 38 (4.60%) Project Delivery
16 36 (4.36%) Requirements Gathering
17 35 (4.24%) SAP Implementation
18 34 (4.12%) Data Management
19 32 (3.87%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 38 (4.60%) ABAP
2 36 (4.36%) SQL
3 5 (0.61%) Java
3 5 (0.61%) JavaScript
3 5 (0.61%) Perl
3 5 (0.61%) SAPscript
3 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
4 4 (0.48%) C
4 4 (0.48%) C#
4 4 (0.48%) Go
4 4 (0.48%) PHP
4 4 (0.48%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.48%) Python
4 4 (0.48%) VBA
5 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (1.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (1.33%) Degree
3 8 (0.97%) ACCA
3 8 (0.97%) CIMA
3 8 (0.97%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.85%) SAP Certification
5 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.36%) ISEB
7 2 (0.24%) CCA
7 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.24%) PMP
8 1 (0.12%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.12%) CISSP
8 1 (0.12%) GIAC
8 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.12%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.17%) Data Quality
2 29 (3.51%) PMO
3 14 (1.69%) QA
4 13 (1.57%) IFRS
5 8 (0.97%) GAAP
6 7 (0.85%) GxP
7 5 (0.61%) SLA
8 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.24%) GRC
System Software
1 4 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.48%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.24%) Terraform
3 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 805 (97.46%) SAP
2 86 (10.41%) Ariba
3 15 (1.82%) Oracle
4 14 (1.69%) Microsoft
5 12 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.09%) Concur
6 9 (1.09%) hybris
6 9 (1.09%) Workday
7 8 (0.97%) MuleSoft
8 7 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.85%) VMware
9 6 (0.73%) BiZZdesign
10 5 (0.61%) Adobe
10 5 (0.61%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.48%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.48%) Google
11 4 (0.48%) OpenText
12 3 (0.36%) BT
12 3 (0.36%) Kronos
13 2 (0.24%) Databricks