Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 270 280 407
Rank change year-on-year +10 +127 +214
Contract jobs citing SAP S/4HANA 528 438 545
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.88% 0.60%
As % of the Business Applications category 14.14% 11.57% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 217 275
10th Percentile £313 £420 £413
25th Percentile £435 £506 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £625 £525
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +19.05% -4.55%
75th Percentile £625 £738 £625
90th Percentile £719 £800 £720
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £600 £488
% change year-on-year -21.67% +23.08% -11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £18.50 " £85.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £90.00
75th Percentile £19.50 " £95.00
90th Percentile " " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 - -

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 3,733 3,787 6,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.57% 7.59% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,185 2,339 3,760
10th Percentile £313 £325 £315
25th Percentile £401 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%
75th Percentile £600 £610 £575
90th Percentile £700 £706 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 54 74
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.06 £11.25
25th Percentile £17.75 £18.25 £14.31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.75 £33.71
Median % change year-on-year +35.14% -17.68% +50.09%
75th Percentile £61.94 £47.00 £57.50
90th Percentile £68.00 £52.63 £64.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -20.00% +87.50%

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 16 May 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
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 S/4HANA within the UK over the 6 months to 16 May 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 -5 356 £565 -9.60% 23
Work from Home -106 233 £539 -28.17% 13
London -16 173 £575 -11.54% 12
UK excluding London -39 128 £470 -21.67% 10
South East -8 64 £371 -38.13% 4
North of England +8 19 £575 -8.00% 3
South West +41 15 £688 +14.58%
North West -8 15 £575 -10.16% 1
Midlands -11 15 £427 -10.11% 3
East of England +29 11 £500 -23.08%
West Midlands -16 10 £376 -24.75% 2
Yorkshire +32 4 £575 +21.05% 2
East Midlands +19 4 £427 -
Wales 0 4 £600 -4.00%

For the 6 months to 16 May 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.

1 514 (97.35%) SAP
2 134 (25.38%) Finance
3 93 (17.61%) Migration
4 92 (17.42%) Social Skills
5 84 (15.91%) ERP
6 69 (13.07%) Data Migration
7 66 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 54 (10.23%) Retail
10 42 (7.95%) Ariba
10 42 (7.95%) SAP FI
10 42 (7.95%) Project Management
10 42 (7.95%) Manufacturing
11 39 (7.39%) Logistics
12 37 (7.01%) SAP MM
12 37 (7.01%) Procure-to-Pay
13 36 (6.82%) SAP CO
14 35 (6.63%) SAP SD
14 35 (6.63%) SAP HANA
15 33 (6.25%) SAP FI/CO
16 32 (6.06%) Order to Cash
17 31 (5.87%) Security Cleared
18 29 (5.49%) SAP BW
18 29 (5.49%) Record to Report
18 29 (5.49%) SAP MDG
19 28 (5.30%) SAP Implementation
20 27 (5.11%) SuccessFactors
21 26 (4.92%) SC Cleared
22 25 (4.73%) Pharmaceutical
22 25 (4.73%) Scrum

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 12 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.95%) Confluence
3 2 (0.38%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (7.95%) SAP FI
2 37 (7.01%) SAP MM
3 36 (6.82%) SAP CO
4 35 (6.63%) SAP SD
5 33 (6.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 29 (5.49%) SAP MDG
7 24 (4.55%) SAP PP
8 18 (3.41%) SAP Retail
9 14 (2.65%) SAP ERP
10 13 (2.46%) SAP QM
11 10 (1.89%) SAP SCM
12 9 (1.70%) SAP EWM
13 8 (1.52%) SAP WM
14 7 (1.33%) OpenText VIM for SAP
14 7 (1.33%) SAP IBP
14 7 (1.33%) SAP PLM
14 7 (1.33%) SAP PM
15 6 (1.14%) SAP PS
16 5 (0.95%) SAP MDM
16 5 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.11%) SuccessFactors
2 19 (3.60%) GitHub
3 18 (3.41%) Azure
4 10 (1.89%) AWS
5 8 (1.52%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.14%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (0.57%) FinancialForce
7 3 (0.57%) SaaS
8 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.19%) GCP
8 1 (0.19%) Google Sheets
8 1 (0.19%) Miro
8 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.19%) FTP
1 1 (0.19%) HTTP
1 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.63%) SAP HANA
2 29 (5.49%) SAP BW
3 10 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.52%) Power BI
5 7 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.19%) Big Data
8 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.19%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.19%) DB2
8 1 (0.19%) MS Access
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.19%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 18 (3.41%) Bitbucket
2 12 (2.27%) JIRA
3 4 (0.76%) LSMW
4 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.57%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.38%) QUnit
5 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) Ant
6 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.19%) JMeter
6 1 (0.19%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.19%) Maven
6 1 (0.19%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.19%) UltraEdit
6 1 (0.19%) YourKit
General
1 134 (25.38%) Finance
2 92 (17.42%) Social Skills
3 54 (10.23%) Retail
4 42 (7.95%) Manufacturing
5 25 (4.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.27%) Billing
7 12 (2.27%) French Language
8 11 (2.08%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (1.89%) German Language
9 10 (1.89%) Legal
10 9 (1.70%) Spanish Language
11 8 (1.52%) General Ledger
12 6 (1.14%) Automotive
12 6 (1.14%) Banking
12 6 (1.14%) Italian Language
12 6 (1.14%) Portuguese Language
13 5 (0.95%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (0.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 186 (35.23%) Consultant
2 175 (33.14%) SAP Consultant
3 55 (10.42%) Architect
4 52 (9.85%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
5 48 (9.09%) Analyst
6 44 (8.33%) SAP Architect
7 41 (7.77%) SAP Manager
8 31 (5.87%) SAP Analyst
9 28 (5.30%) Developer
10 26 (4.92%) Project Manager
11 24 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
12 23 (4.36%) Business Analyst
12 23 (4.36%) SAP Project Manager
13 20 (3.79%) SAP Developer
14 19 (3.60%) SAP Solutions Architect
15 16 (3.03%) Data Analyst
15 16 (3.03%) Functional Consultant
15 16 (3.03%) Project Manager - SAP S/4HANA
15 16 (3.03%) SAP Functional Consultant
16 15 (2.84%) SAP SD Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.79%) SAPUI5
2 19 (3.60%) SAP Fiori
3 6 (1.14%) EDI
4 4 (0.76%) IDoc
4 4 (0.76%) SAP Basis
4 4 (0.76%) SAP PI
5 3 (0.57%) Web Services
6 2 (0.38%) BAPI
6 2 (0.38%) HTML
6 2 (0.38%) JDBC
6 2 (0.38%) ODBC
6 2 (0.38%) SAP ALE
6 2 (0.38%) SAP TM
6 2 (0.38%) Spring
7 1 (0.19%) .NET
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) REST
7 1 (0.19%) SAP .NET Connector
7 1 (0.19%) SOAP
7 1 (0.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (3.60%) Life Science
2 19 (3.60%) User Experience
3 8 (1.52%) FMCG
3 8 (1.52%) Virtual Team
4 4 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (0.57%) Blog
5 3 (0.57%) Fixed Income
5 3 (0.57%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.38%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.19%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.19%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.19%) Mashup
7 1 (0.19%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (0.95%) Windows
2 3 (0.57%) Linux
3 2 (0.38%) Unix
3 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.19%) AIX
4 1 (0.19%) SUSE
4 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.61%) Migration
2 84 (15.91%) ERP
3 69 (13.07%) Data Migration
4 66 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (7.95%) Project Management
7 39 (7.39%) Logistics
8 37 (7.01%) Procure-to-Pay
9 32 (6.06%) Order to Cash
10 29 (5.49%) Record to Report
11 28 (5.30%) SAP Implementation
12 25 (4.73%) Requirements Gathering
12 25 (4.73%) Scrum
13 24 (4.55%) Change Management
13 24 (4.55%) Data Governance
14 22 (4.17%) Analytics
15 21 (3.98%) GAP Analysis
16 20 (3.79%) Business Transformation
16 20 (3.79%) Data Cleansing
17 19 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.98%) ABAP
2 8 (1.52%) SQL
3 4 (0.76%) C
3 4 (0.76%) Java
4 3 (0.57%) VBA
5 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.19%) Perl
5 1 (0.19%) Python
5 1 (0.19%) R
5 1 (0.19%) SAPscript
5 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (5.87%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.70%) ACCA
3 9 (1.70%) CIMA
4 8 (1.52%) SAP Certification
5 7 (1.33%) Degree
6 4 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.57%) CCA
8 2 (0.38%) AAT
8 2 (0.38%) ISEB
8 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.19%) CISSP
9 1 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.19%) GIAC
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.19%) PMP
9 1 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.89%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.70%) PMO
3 6 (1.14%) QA
4 5 (0.95%) IFRS
4 5 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.95%) SLA
5 4 (0.76%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.57%) GDPR
6 3 (0.57%) GxP
7 2 (0.38%) GRC
System Software
1 1 (0.19%) Docker
1 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.38%) Terraform
2 1 (0.19%) Ansible
2 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.19%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 514 (97.35%) SAP
2 42 (7.95%) Ariba
3 20 (3.79%) Concur
4 10 (1.89%) Microsoft
5 9 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.33%) OpenText
7 5 (0.95%) hybris
7 5 (0.95%) Kronos
7 5 (0.95%) OutSystems
8 4 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.38%) Anaplan
9 2 (0.38%) Apttus
9 2 (0.38%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.38%) Cognos
9 2 (0.38%) Google
9 2 (0.38%) HP
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle
9 2 (0.38%) Progress
9 2 (0.38%) PTC
9 2 (0.38%) Workday