The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SAP SD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP SD over the 3 months to 30 March 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 ERP Sales and Distribution (SD)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 502 573 499
Rank change year-on-year +71 -74  
Contract jobs citing SAP SD 98 67 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.54% 1.54% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 49
Median daily rate £500 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £514 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +28.43% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £77.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 - -

SAP SD 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 3855 4350 4696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.47% 8.04% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2311 2629 2644
Median daily rate £450 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £593 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 38
Median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.81% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.66 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £64.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +41.81% +57.14%  

SAP SD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SAP SD in the UK

SAP SD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP SD in the UK

SAP SD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP SD over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP SD in the UK

SAP SD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP SD in the UK

SAP SD
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP SD within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 +80 92 £500 +25.00% 11
London +49 38 £500 +12.67% 2
East Midlands +5 16 £523 +77.11% 1
Derbyshire - 13 £523 - 1
Derby - 12 £523 - 1
West Midlands +20 6 £494 - 1
North West +30 3 £475 +24.83% 1
South East +11 3 - - 1
Manchester +15 2 £475 +24.83%
City of London +11 2 £438 -31.37% 1
Birmingham +6 2 £475 -
South West +3 2 - -
Coventry +2 2 - -
East of England +1 2 £463 +34.05%
Hertfordshire -1 2 £463 +34.05%
Hatfield -9 2 £463 +34.05%
Swindon - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £300 -
Cardiff - 2 £551 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £551 -
Wales - 2 £551 -
Scotland +20 1 - -
Yorkshire +17 1 - - 3
Surrey +4 1 - -
Woking 0 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP SD 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 SD.

1 175 (100.00%) SAP
2 37 (21.14%) SAP MM
3 34 (19.43%) Order to Cash
4 32 (18.29%) Billing
5 28 (16.00%) Retail
6 27 (15.43%) Logistics
7 23 (13.14%) Manufacturing
7 23 (13.14%) ABAP
8 20 (11.43%) SAP Retail
9 18 (10.29%) Finance
10 17 (9.71%) ERP
11 16 (9.14%) Migration
11 16 (9.14%) SAP CO
12 15 (8.57%) SAP FI
13 14 (8.00%) Project Management
14 12 (6.86%) CRM
15 11 (6.29%) SAP FI/CO
16 10 (5.71%) SAP PS
16 10 (5.71%) Data Migration
16 10 (5.71%) Integration Testing
16 10 (5.71%) Coaching
17 9 (5.14%) Procure-to-Pay
17 9 (5.14%) SAP ERP
17 9 (5.14%) Degree
17 9 (5.14%) Data Mapping
17 9 (5.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
18 8 (4.57%) SAP CRM
18 8 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (4.57%) Validation

SAP SD
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:

Applications
1 4 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (21.14%) SAP MM
2 20 (11.43%) SAP Retail
3 16 (9.14%) SAP CO
4 15 (8.57%) SAP FI
5 11 (6.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (5.71%) SAP PS
7 9 (5.14%) SAP ERP
8 8 (4.57%) SAP CRM
9 5 (2.86%) SAP HR
10 4 (2.29%) SAP MRS
10 4 (2.29%) SAP PP
11 3 (1.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (1.71%) SAP CAR
11 3 (1.71%) SAP CS
11 3 (1.71%) SAP Hybris
11 3 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (1.71%) SAP PM
11 3 (1.71%) SAP WM
12 2 (1.14%) Primavera
12 2 (1.14%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.00%) SAP HANA
2 3 (1.71%) SAP BW
2 3 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.57%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) LSMW
General
1 32 (18.29%) Billing
2 28 (16.00%) Retail
3 23 (13.14%) Manufacturing
4 18 (10.29%) Finance
5 9 (5.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (3.43%) German Language
7 4 (2.29%) French Language
8 3 (1.71%) Czech Language
8 3 (1.71%) Danish Language
8 3 (1.71%) Dutch Language
8 3 (1.71%) Norwegian Language
8 3 (1.71%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.57%) Automotive
9 1 (0.57%) Back Office
9 1 (0.57%) Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Games
9 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (60.57%) Consultant
2 104 (59.43%) SAP Consultant
3 76 (43.43%) SAP SD Consultant
4 18 (10.29%) Analyst
5 15 (8.57%) SAP Analyst
6 11 (6.29%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.71%) SAP MM Consultant
7 10 (5.71%) SAP SD Analyst
7 10 (5.71%) SAP Trainer
7 10 (5.71%) Trainer
8 9 (5.14%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
9 8 (4.57%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.57%) SAP Manager
9 8 (4.57%) SAP Project Manager
9 8 (4.57%) SAP PS Consultant
9 8 (4.57%) SAP SD Trainer
10 6 (3.43%) Architect
10 6 (3.43%) SAP Retail Consultant
11 5 (2.86%) SAP Architect
11 5 (2.86%) SAP SD Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.57%) EDI
1 8 (4.57%) SAP PI
2 4 (2.29%) .NET
3 2 (1.14%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (1.14%) Web Services
4 1 (0.57%) CSS
4 1 (0.57%) HTML
4 1 (0.57%) HTML5
4 1 (0.57%) JSON
4 1 (0.57%) REST
4 1 (0.57%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.57%) SAP Core Interface
4 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.43%) e-Learning
1 6 (3.43%) FMCG
2 5 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.57%) Animation
4 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.57%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.43%) Order to Cash
2 27 (15.43%) Logistics
3 17 (9.71%) ERP
4 16 (9.14%) Migration
5 14 (8.00%) Project Management
6 12 (6.86%) CRM
7 10 (5.71%) Coaching
7 10 (5.71%) Data Migration
7 10 (5.71%) Integration Testing
8 9 (5.14%) Data Mapping
8 9 (5.14%) Procure-to-Pay
8 9 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (4.57%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (4.57%) Validation
10 6 (3.43%) Process Improvement
11 5 (2.86%) Business Analysis
11 5 (2.86%) SAP Implementation
12 4 (2.29%) Test Management
12 4 (2.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.14%) ABAP
2 5 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (0.57%) C
3 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.14%) Degree
2 8 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.57%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) QA
1 2 (1.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 175 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (2.29%) Oracle
3 3 (1.71%) hybris
4 2 (1.14%) HP
4 2 (1.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.57%) Concur
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