Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 690 720 723
Rank change year-on-year +30 +3 -101
Contract jobs citing SAP SD 197 171 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.42% 1.95% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 89 71
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £402 £279 £330
90th Percentile £575 £678 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £453
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.55% +16.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
UK median hourly rate £35.85 £5.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +617.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.85 £24.50 -
% change year-on-year +46.33% - -

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 8154 8770 9321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.91% 8.33% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 5231 5185
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +1.15% +0.58%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 98 140
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £31.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.84% +6.90% +4.50%
10th Percentile £12.43 £10.01 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.83 £90.60 £54.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.58 £31.23 £27.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +13.55% -12.70%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP SD over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAP SD in the UK

SAP SD
Top 13 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 23 November 2017. 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 +41 188 £500 +11.11% 8
UK excluding London +30 79 £500 +11.11% 7
London +8 76 £500 +11.58% 2
South East +4 26 £500 -
Midlands +24 24 £484 +7.50% 1
North of England +58 11 £525 +5.00% 5
West Midlands +25 10 £456 +1.39% 1
East Midlands -3 8 £480 -19.33%
South West -3 8 £513 +36.67%
East of England -19 7 £495 +20.00%
North West +15 6 £600 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire +24 4 £500 -4.76%
Scotland +1 3 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 197 (100.00%) SAP
2 41 (20.81%) SAP MM
3 34 (17.26%) Order to Cash
4 29 (14.72%) ERP
4 29 (14.72%) Billing
5 28 (14.21%) Retail
6 26 (13.20%) Logistics
6 26 (13.20%) ABAP
6 26 (13.20%) SAP FI
7 24 (12.18%) Finance
7 24 (12.18%) SAP Implementation
8 23 (11.68%) SAP Retail
9 22 (11.17%) SAP CO
9 22 (11.17%) Manufacturing
10 21 (10.66%) SAP HANA
11 19 (9.64%) SAP FI/CO
12 18 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.63%) LSMW
14 16 (8.12%) SAP WM
14 16 (8.12%) SAP BW
15 15 (7.61%) Procure-to-Pay
16 13 (6.60%) Migration
16 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (6.60%) Data Migration
17 12 (6.09%) SAP ERP
18 11 (5.58%) EDI
18 11 (5.58%) SAP S/4HANA
19 10 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
19 10 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
20 9 (4.57%) BusinessObjects

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 7 (3.55%) NetWeaver
2 6 (3.05%) SAP Portal
3 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 41 (20.81%) SAP MM
2 26 (13.20%) SAP FI
3 23 (11.68%) SAP Retail
4 22 (11.17%) SAP CO
5 19 (9.64%) SAP FI/CO
6 16 (8.12%) SAP WM
7 12 (6.09%) SAP ERP
8 11 (5.58%) SAP S/4HANA
9 9 (4.57%) SAP CAR
10 7 (3.55%) SAP CRM
11 6 (3.05%) SAP PS
11 6 (3.05%) SAP QM
12 5 (2.54%) SAP FSCM
12 5 (2.54%) SAP PM
12 5 (2.54%) SAP PP
13 4 (2.03%) SAP GTS
13 4 (2.03%) SAP SCM
14 2 (1.02%) SAP CS
14 2 (1.02%) SAP LE
14 2 (1.02%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.51%) Firewall
1 1 (0.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.66%) SAP HANA
2 16 (8.12%) SAP BW
3 9 (4.57%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (4.06%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 17 (8.63%) LSMW
General
1 29 (14.72%) Billing
2 28 (14.21%) Retail
3 24 (12.18%) Finance
4 22 (11.17%) Manufacturing
5 10 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.54%) Banking
6 5 (2.54%) Legal
6 5 (2.54%) Portuguese Language
7 4 (2.03%) Italian Language
7 4 (2.03%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.52%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.52%) Back Office
8 3 (1.52%) Front Office
8 3 (1.52%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.02%) Automotive
9 2 (1.02%) German Language
9 2 (1.02%) Turkish Language
10 1 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (67.01%) Consultant
2 130 (65.99%) SAP Consultant
3 88 (44.67%) SAP SD Consultant
4 24 (12.18%) SAP MM Consultant
5 21 (10.66%) Analyst
5 21 (10.66%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
6 19 (9.64%) SAP Retail Consultant
7 17 (8.63%) SAP Analyst
8 15 (7.61%) Business Analyst
9 14 (7.11%) SAP Business Analyst
10 13 (6.60%) SAP SD Analyst
10 13 (6.60%) SAP SD Business Analyst
11 12 (6.09%) Functional Consultant
11 12 (6.09%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 10 (5.08%) Architect
12 10 (5.08%) SAP Architect
12 10 (5.08%) SAP Solutions Architect
12 10 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (4.57%) SAP FI Consultant
13 9 (4.57%) SAP SD Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.58%) EDI
2 8 (4.06%) SAP PI
3 7 (3.55%) SAP Smart Forms
4 6 (3.05%) SAP Basis
5 4 (2.03%) BAPI
5 4 (2.03%) Web Services
6 3 (1.52%) SAP ALE
7 2 (1.02%) IDoc
7 2 (1.02%) Middleware
7 2 (1.02%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.51%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.51%) JMS
8 1 (0.51%) SAP TM
8 1 (0.51%) SOAP
8 1 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.54%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.52%) FMCG
5 2 (1.02%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.02%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.51%) TRADACOMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.26%) Order to Cash
2 29 (14.72%) ERP
3 26 (13.20%) Logistics
4 24 (12.18%) SAP Implementation
5 18 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (7.61%) Procure-to-Pay
7 13 (6.60%) Data Migration
7 13 (6.60%) Migration
8 10 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (4.57%) CRM
9 9 (4.57%) Record to Report
10 7 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (3.55%) GAP Analysis
10 7 (3.55%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (3.05%) Quality Management
11 6 (3.05%) Supply Chain Management
12 5 (2.54%) Quote-to-Cash
13 4 (2.03%) Change Management
13 4 (2.03%) Project Management
13 4 (2.03%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.20%) ABAP
2 7 (3.55%) SAPscript
3 1 (0.51%) ActionScript
3 1 (0.51%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (0.51%) Java
3 1 (0.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (3.55%) Degree
2 4 (2.03%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.52%) SAP Certification
3 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) ACCA
4 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.51%) CIMA
4 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 197 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (2.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.52%) Ariba
3 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.02%) Concur
4 2 (1.02%) Workday
5 1 (0.51%) hybris
5 1 (0.51%) JDA
5 1 (0.51%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.51%) Progress
5 1 (0.51%) Sage
5 1 (0.51%) SEEBURGER
5 1 (0.51%) TIBCO