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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 276 269 286
Rank change year-on-year -7 +17 +128
Contract jobs citing SAP S/4HANA 814 554 422
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.95% 0.88%
As % of the Business Applications category 15.94% 14.35% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 255 210
10th Percentile £425 £320 £413
25th Percentile £500 £450 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £625
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -12.00% +19.05%
75th Percentile £700 £625 £738
90th Percentile £813 £716 £789
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £600
% change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
10th Percentile £45.75 - -
25th Percentile £53.30 £18.50 -
Median hourly rate £67.50 £19.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +255.26% - -
75th Percentile £81.25 £19.50 -
90th Percentile £92.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.42 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year +128.50% - -

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 5,107 3,861 3,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.83% 6.60% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,136 2,281 2,244
10th Percentile £375 £313 £324
25th Percentile £463 £405 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.52%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £613
90th Percentile £750 £700 £706
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £475 £485
% change year-on-year +9.47% -2.06% +4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 46 50
10th Percentile £15.80 £13.50 £13.05
25th Percentile £20.95 £17.94 £18.25
Median hourly rate £32.50 £36.75 £27.75
Median % change year-on-year -11.58% +32.43% -14.62%
75th Percentile £54.38 £58.75 £47.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £67.75 £54.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year -22.41% -0.85% -11.64%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022.

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

SAP S/4HANA
Top 17 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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -42 519 £600 +7.62% 39
Work from Home -21 448 £575 +4.55% 5
London -61 235 £625 +5.26% 11
UK excluding London -31 166 £550 +10.00% 23
South East -38 72 £560 +49.33% 11
North of England -33 37 £500 -4.76% 2
Midlands -40 21 £581 +36.07% 7
Yorkshire -33 19 £463 -11.90%
South West -22 18 £850 +23.64% 1
North West -37 18 £525 -8.70% 1
West Midlands -47 14 £563 +49.50% 7
East of England -29 8 £625 +25.00% 2
East Midlands -17 7 £725 +69.79%
Wales -11 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Channel Islands - 3 £500 -
Scotland - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 786 (96.56%) SAP
2 249 (30.59%) Finance
3 189 (23.22%) Social Skills
4 133 (16.34%) Migration
5 109 (13.39%) ERP
6 106 (13.02%) Manufacturing
7 104 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 87 (10.69%) Ariba
9 83 (10.20%) Agile
9 83 (10.20%) Data Migration
10 74 (9.09%) Retail
11 64 (7.86%) SAP HANA
12 60 (7.37%) Project Management
12 60 (7.37%) SAP FI
13 50 (6.14%) ABAP
13 50 (6.14%) SAP CO
14 49 (6.02%) Logistics
14 49 (6.02%) SAP Fiori
15 46 (5.65%) SAP FI/CO
16 45 (5.53%) SAP SD
17 44 (5.41%) SAP BW
17 44 (5.41%) CRM
18 42 (5.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 42 (5.16%) User Acceptance Testing
18 42 (5.16%) Analytics
19 41 (5.04%) Procure-to-Pay
20 40 (4.91%) SAP MDG
20 40 (4.91%) Order to Cash
21 39 (4.79%) SAP ERP
22 38 (4.67%) Azure

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 5 (0.61%) Confluence
1 5 (0.61%) MTS
1 5 (0.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.25%) Apache Solr
2 2 (0.25%) CMS
2 2 (0.25%) CoreMedia CMS
3 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.12%) SAP EP
Applications
1 19 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 60 (7.37%) SAP FI
2 50 (6.14%) SAP CO
3 46 (5.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 45 (5.53%) SAP SD
5 40 (4.91%) SAP MDG
6 39 (4.79%) SAP ERP
7 29 (3.56%) SAP MM
7 29 (3.56%) SAP Retail
8 27 (3.32%) SAP BPC
9 26 (3.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 19 (2.33%) SAP PP
11 16 (1.97%) SAP IBP
12 14 (1.72%) SAP CAR
12 14 (1.72%) SAP EWM
13 13 (1.60%) SAP PM
14 11 (1.35%) OpenText VIM for SAP
15 10 (1.23%) SAP IS-U
16 9 (1.11%) SAP GRC
17 8 (0.98%) SAP POS DM
18 7 (0.86%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.67%) Azure
2 24 (2.95%) SuccessFactors
3 19 (2.33%) SaaS
4 10 (1.23%) AWS
5 8 (0.98%) Tricentis Tosca
6 3 (0.37%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.25%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.25%) IaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Matillion
7 2 (0.25%) PaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Snowflake
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Storage
8 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.12%) Force.com
8 1 (0.12%) GCP
8 1 (0.12%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Fieldglass
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.49%) WAN
2 2 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.86%) SAP HANA
2 44 (5.41%) SAP BW
3 15 (1.84%) SAP Data Services
4 14 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 13 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.35%) SQL Server
7 10 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.49%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.37%) Power BI
9 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.37%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.25%) MS Access
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.12%) Big Data
11 1 (0.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.12%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 19 (2.33%) JIRA
2 6 (0.74%) LSMW
3 5 (0.61%) PowerDesigner
4 4 (0.49%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.49%) Selenium
5 3 (0.37%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.37%) JMeter
6 1 (0.12%) Postman
6 1 (0.12%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 249 (30.59%) Finance
2 189 (23.22%) Social Skills
3 106 (13.02%) Manufacturing
4 74 (9.09%) Retail
5 42 (5.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 34 (4.18%) German Language
7 25 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (2.95%) Billing
8 24 (2.95%) Presentation Skills
9 19 (2.33%) French Language
10 17 (2.09%) Legal
11 14 (1.72%) Law
11 14 (1.72%) Polish Language
12 12 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
12 12 (1.47%) Marketing
13 10 (1.23%) Automotive
14 7 (0.86%) Back Office
14 7 (0.86%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.86%) Public Sector
15 6 (0.74%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 298 (36.61%) Consultant
2 271 (33.29%) SAP Consultant
3 102 (12.53%) SAP Manager
4 99 (12.16%) Architect
5 79 (9.71%) SAP Architect
5 79 (9.71%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
6 63 (7.74%) Analyst
6 63 (7.74%) Solutions Architect
7 51 (6.27%) Project Manager
8 49 (6.02%) SAP Solutions Architect
9 44 (5.41%) SAP Project Manager
10 40 (4.91%) SAP Analyst
11 34 (4.18%) Data Consultant
11 34 (4.18%) SAP Data Consultant
12 31 (3.81%) Developer
13 30 (3.69%) SAP CO Consultant
14 29 (3.56%) SAP FI Consultant
15 25 (3.07%) Business Analyst
15 25 (3.07%) SAP Developer
16 24 (2.95%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.02%) SAP Fiori
2 10 (1.23%) SAP Basis
3 9 (1.11%) SAP TM
4 8 (0.98%) IDoc
4 8 (0.98%) REST
5 7 (0.86%) SAPUI5
6 6 (0.74%) EDI
6 6 (0.74%) SAP PI
7 4 (0.49%) React
7 4 (0.49%) SOAP
7 4 (0.49%) Web Services
8 3 (0.37%) Kafka
8 3 (0.37%) SAP ALE
9 2 (0.25%) .NET
9 2 (0.25%) CSS
9 2 (0.25%) jQuery
9 2 (0.25%) Middleware
9 2 (0.25%) RESTful
9 2 (0.25%) SAP CO-PA
9 2 (0.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (2.58%) Legacy Systems
3 16 (1.97%) FMCG
4 14 (1.72%) Life Science
5 13 (1.60%) Public Cloud
6 8 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 7 (0.86%) Replication
8 6 (0.74%) e-Learning
8 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.61%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.49%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.49%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.49%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.37%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (0.37%) User Experience
12 2 (0.25%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.25%) IoT
12 2 (0.25%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 8 (0.98%) Linux
2 6 (0.74%) Windows
3 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.49%) VMS
5 3 (0.37%) SUSE
5 3 (0.37%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.12%) AIX
6 1 (0.12%) Debian
6 1 (0.12%) HPUX
6 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (16.34%) Migration
2 109 (13.39%) ERP
3 104 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (10.20%) Agile
4 83 (10.20%) Data Migration
5 60 (7.37%) Project Management
6 49 (6.02%) Logistics
7 44 (5.41%) CRM
8 42 (5.16%) Analytics
8 42 (5.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 41 (5.04%) Procure-to-Pay
10 40 (4.91%) Order to Cash
11 36 (4.42%) Requirements Gathering
12 31 (3.81%) SAP Implementation
13 30 (3.69%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (3.69%) Data Cleansing
13 30 (3.69%) Test Scripting
14 29 (3.56%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (3.44%) Data Modelling
15 28 (3.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 50 (6.14%) ABAP
2 22 (2.70%) SQL
3 9 (1.11%) Java
4 6 (0.74%) C
5 4 (0.49%) Python
5 4 (0.49%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.37%) C#
6 3 (0.37%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.12%) Bash
8 1 (0.12%) Bicep
8 1 (0.12%) Go
8 1 (0.12%) Groovy
8 1 (0.12%) Perl
8 1 (0.12%) PHP
8 1 (0.12%) Ruby
8 1 (0.12%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 24 (2.95%) Degree
2 13 (1.60%) SAP Certification
3 10 (1.23%) ACCA
3 10 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 8 (0.98%) CIMA
5 3 (0.37%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.25%) CCA
6 2 (0.25%) PhD
6 2 (0.25%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) CAPM
7 1 (0.12%) CIPD
7 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.12%) MBA
7 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.33%) QA
2 15 (1.84%) PMO
3 11 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.98%) GxP
5 7 (0.86%) IFRS
6 4 (0.49%) GRC
6 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.49%) SLA
7 3 (0.37%) ITGC
8 2 (0.25%) GAAP
9 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.12%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) GMP
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS 17
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.12%) IAG
1 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.25%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.12%) Ansible
3 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 786 (96.56%) SAP
2 87 (10.69%) Ariba
3 25 (3.07%) Oracle
4 23 (2.83%) Microsoft
5 21 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.84%) Concur
6 15 (1.84%) hybris
7 12 (1.47%) MuleSoft
8 11 (1.35%) OpenText
9 6 (0.74%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.61%) Adobe
10 5 (0.61%) BiZZdesign
10 5 (0.61%) HP
11 4 (0.49%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.49%) Kronos
12 2 (0.25%) Anaplan
12 2 (0.25%) BT
12 2 (0.25%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.25%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.25%) PTC