Period
to 13 October 2019

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 6 months to 13 October 2019 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
6 months to
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 728 812 691
Rank change year-on-year +84 -121 +68
Contract jobs citing SAP SD 89 94 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.092% 0.19%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.49% 1.46% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 71
UK median daily rate £500 £443 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.99% -9.23% +10.80%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £400
90th Percentile £663 £549 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £496 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +16.76% -15.00% +11.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - £35.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - £35.85

SAP SD 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 5,972 6,421 8,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.04% 6.28% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,574 3,763 4,858
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.80% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 95
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -10.34% +16.00%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.67 £13.10
90th Percentile £68.13 £60.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +55.43% -26.98% -0.79%

SAP SD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAP SD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 13 October 2019.

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 15 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 6 months to 13 October 2019. 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 +79 74 £500 +16.96% 10
UK excluding London +71 54 £496 +16.76% 6
London +69 20 £525 +5.00% 4
South East +38 20 £425 +11.84% 1
North of England +37 18 £485 +15.82% 2
North West +23 16 £485 +14.12% 2
Midlands +61 10 £525 +5.00% 2
West Midlands +42 4 £525 +5.00% 1
East Midlands +35 3 £544 - 1
East of England +30 2 £490 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £498 -
Yorkshire +36 1 - -
Scotland +24 1 - -
North East +15 1 - -
Wales - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SAP SD 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 SD.

1 89 (100.00%) SAP
2 30 (33.71%) SAP S/4HANA
3 22 (24.72%) ERP
4 19 (21.35%) SAP MM
5 17 (19.10%) Logistics
6 16 (17.98%) Finance
7 14 (15.73%) Business Analysis
8 13 (14.61%) Manufacturing
8 13 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (13.48%) SAP FI
10 11 (12.36%) SAP PP
10 11 (12.36%) Translating Business Requirements
11 10 (11.24%) SAP CO
12 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
13 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
13 8 (8.99%) Order to Cash
13 8 (8.99%) Billing
13 8 (8.99%) ABAP
14 7 (7.87%) Ariba
14 7 (7.87%) Project Management
14 7 (7.87%) SAP QM
14 7 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (6.74%) SAP HANA
15 6 (6.74%) SAP FI/CO
16 5 (5.62%) Change Management
16 5 (5.62%) SAP WM
16 5 (5.62%) SAP PM
16 5 (5.62%) SAP Implementation
16 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing

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 2 (2.25%) SAP Portal
2 1 (1.12%) MTS
2 1 (1.12%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (33.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (21.35%) SAP MM
3 12 (13.48%) SAP FI
4 11 (12.36%) SAP PP
5 10 (11.24%) SAP CO
6 7 (7.87%) SAP QM
7 6 (6.74%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (5.62%) SAP PM
8 5 (5.62%) SAP WM
9 2 (2.25%) SAP CRM
9 2 (2.25%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (2.25%) SAP GTS
9 2 (2.25%) SAP HCM
9 2 (2.25%) SAP LE
9 2 (2.25%) SAP PS
9 2 (2.25%) SAP Retail
10 1 (1.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 1 (1.12%) SAP CAR
10 1 (1.12%) SAP FI-AR
10 1 (1.12%) SAP GTM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (2.25%) SaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
General
1 16 (17.98%) Finance
2 13 (14.61%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.99%) Billing
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) French Language
6 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.12%) Czech Language
6 1 (1.12%) Front Office
6 1 (1.12%) German Language
6 1 (1.12%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.12%) Japanese Language
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (55.06%) Consultant
2 48 (53.93%) SAP Consultant
3 32 (35.96%) SAP SD Consultant
4 13 (14.61%) Analyst
4 13 (14.61%) SAP Analyst
5 10 (11.24%) SAP SD Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) SAP MM Consultant
7 7 (7.87%) Business Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) SAP Business Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
8 6 (6.74%) SAP SD Business Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
10 4 (4.49%) SAP Manager
11 3 (3.37%) Functional Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) SAP Functional Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) SAP MM Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (3.37%) Senior SAP Consultant
12 2 (2.25%) ERP Manager
12 2 (2.25%) SAP MM Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) SAP Fiori
2 4 (4.49%) EDI
3 1 (1.12%) BAPI
3 1 (1.12%) IDoc
3 1 (1.12%) SAP ALE
3 1 (1.12%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.12%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.12%) SAP TM
3 1 (1.12%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.37%) e-Learning
3 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.12%) FMCG
4 1 (1.12%) Life Science
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.72%) ERP
2 17 (19.10%) Logistics
3 14 (15.73%) Business Analysis
4 13 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.36%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (8.99%) Order to Cash
8 7 (7.87%) Project Management
9 5 (5.62%) Change Management
9 5 (5.62%) SAP Implementation
9 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.49%) CRM
10 4 (4.49%) Kanban
10 4 (4.49%) Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (4.49%) Quality Management
10 4 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.49%) Workshop Facilitation
11 3 (3.37%) Issue Tracking
12 2 (2.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.99%) ABAP
2 2 (2.25%) C
2 2 (2.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.12%) Degree
4 1 (1.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.12%) GxP
1 1 (1.12%) QA
1 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 89 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (7.87%) Ariba
3 5 (5.62%) Concur
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) Workday
5 2 (2.25%) HP
6 1 (1.12%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.12%) JDA
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft