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 24 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 ERP Sales and Distribution (SD)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 514 578 564
Rank change year-on-year +64 -14  
Contract jobs citing SAP SD 87 66 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.23% 1.48% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 32
Median daily rate £475 £390 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.71% -21.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £268 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £426 £500
% change year-on-year +17.50% -14.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £80.50 £24.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +228.57% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -30.00%  

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 3909 4449 4841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.45% 8.27% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2299 2730 2775
Median daily rate £475 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £295
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 54 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 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 24 June 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 24 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 +68 79 £475 +24.91% 13
London +35 31 £475 +58.33% 2
South East +30 11 £469 +17.18%
East Midlands - 9 £523 -
Derbyshire - 7 £520 -
West Midlands +21 6 £525 +25.00% 1
Derby - 5 £520 -
Berkshire +21 4 £500 +122.22%
North West +22 3 - - 6
Surrey +2 3 £469 +4.16%
Hampshire +16 2 £338 -28.94%
Birmingham +14 2 - -
South West -2 2 £330 -22.44% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £525 -
Wallington - 2 £338 -
Scotland +45 1 £450 -10.00%
Manchester +11 1 - - 3
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Telford - 1 £475 -
Tamworth - 1 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £525 -
Moorgate - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £500 -
Slough - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 184 (100.00%) SAP
2 35 (19.02%) Billing
3 34 (18.48%) SAP MM
4 31 (16.85%) Order to Cash
5 30 (16.30%) ABAP
6 27 (14.67%) Retail
6 27 (14.67%) Logistics
7 26 (14.13%) ERP
8 24 (13.04%) Manufacturing
9 21 (11.41%) Finance
10 19 (10.33%) SAP Retail
11 18 (9.78%) IDoc
11 18 (9.78%) SAP HANA
12 17 (9.24%) SAP ERP
12 17 (9.24%) CRM
13 15 (8.15%) SAP CO
13 15 (8.15%) Integration Testing
14 13 (7.07%) Data Mapping
14 13 (7.07%) SAP PI
14 13 (7.07%) Coaching
14 13 (7.07%) Migration
14 13 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (7.07%) SAP FI
15 12 (6.52%) EDI
15 12 (6.52%) GAP Analysis
15 12 (6.52%) SAP CRM
16 11 (5.98%) Project Management
16 11 (5.98%) Security Cleared
17 9 (4.89%) SAP FI/CO
17 9 (4.89%) LSMW

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.54%) CMS
Business Applications
1 34 (18.48%) SAP MM
2 19 (10.33%) SAP Retail
3 17 (9.24%) SAP ERP
4 15 (8.15%) SAP CO
5 13 (7.07%) SAP FI
6 12 (6.52%) SAP CRM
7 9 (4.89%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (4.89%) SAP PS
8 7 (3.80%) SAP WM
9 4 (2.17%) SAP HR
9 4 (2.17%) SAP MRS
10 3 (1.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (1.63%) SAP PM
10 3 (1.63%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (1.63%) SAP SCM
11 2 (1.09%) SAP CRM for Utilities
11 2 (1.09%) SAP CS
11 2 (1.09%) SAP MDG
11 2 (1.09%) SAP PP
11 2 (1.09%) SAP QM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.78%) SAP HANA
2 8 (4.35%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (3.26%) SAP BW
4 4 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.63%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.89%) LSMW
General
1 35 (19.02%) Billing
2 27 (14.67%) Retail
3 24 (13.04%) Manufacturing
4 21 (11.41%) Finance
5 8 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (3.26%) German Language
7 4 (2.17%) Dutch Language
8 3 (1.63%) Back Office
8 3 (1.63%) Czech Language
8 3 (1.63%) Danish Language
8 3 (1.63%) French Language
8 3 (1.63%) Norwegian Language
8 3 (1.63%) Swedish Language
9 2 (1.09%) Front Office
10 1 (0.54%) Automotive
10 1 (0.54%) Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 116 (63.04%) Consultant
2 114 (61.96%) SAP Consultant
3 78 (42.39%) SAP SD Consultant
4 12 (6.52%) Analyst
5 10 (5.43%) SAP MM Consultant
6 9 (4.89%) Architect
6 9 (4.89%) SAP Architect
6 9 (4.89%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
6 9 (4.89%) SAP Trainer
6 9 (4.89%) Trainer
7 8 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
7 8 (4.35%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 7 (3.80%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.80%) SAP Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.26%) Developer
9 6 (3.26%) SAP Developer
9 6 (3.26%) SAP SD Trainer
10 5 (2.72%) SAP PS Consultant
10 5 (2.72%) SAP Retail Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.78%) IDoc
2 13 (7.07%) SAP PI
3 12 (6.52%) EDI
4 8 (4.35%) SAP Basis
5 5 (2.72%) SAP ALE
6 4 (2.17%) SAP Fiori
7 3 (1.63%) .NET
7 3 (1.63%) SAP CO-PA
7 3 (1.63%) Web Services
8 2 (1.09%) BAPI
8 2 (1.09%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (0.54%) CSS
9 1 (0.54%) EDIFACT
9 1 (0.54%) SAP TM
9 1 (0.54%) Web Dynpro
9 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.72%) FMCG
3 4 (2.17%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.54%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.54%) TRADACOMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.85%) Order to Cash
2 27 (14.67%) Logistics
3 26 (14.13%) ERP
4 17 (9.24%) CRM
5 15 (8.15%) Integration Testing
6 13 (7.07%) Coaching
6 13 (7.07%) Data Mapping
6 13 (7.07%) Migration
6 13 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (6.52%) GAP Analysis
8 11 (5.98%) Project Management
9 8 (4.35%) Data Migration
9 8 (4.35%) Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (3.26%) SAP Implementation
11 5 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (2.72%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (2.72%) Change Management
11 5 (2.72%) Validation
12 4 (2.17%) ITIL
12 4 (2.17%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.30%) ABAP
2 4 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (0.54%) ActionScript
3 1 (0.54%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 11 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.89%) Degree
2 9 (4.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) IFRS
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 184 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (2.17%) Oracle
3 3 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.09%) Adobe
4 2 (1.09%) hybris
5 1 (0.54%) Ariba
5 1 (0.54%) Concur
5 1 (0.54%) HP
5 1 (0.54%) IBM
5 1 (0.54%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.54%) OpenText
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