Period
to 21 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SAP products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within SAP SE.

SAP
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 35 37
Rank change year-on-year -17 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SAP 4,296 5,411 5,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.20% 5.45% 4.85%
As % of the Vendors category 9.98% 12.68% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,574 3,014 2,851
UK median daily rate £490 £481 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +6.78% -
10th Percentile £325 £319 £281
90th Percentile £675 £656 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 78 86
UK median hourly rate £27.15 £16.63 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.31% -23.60% -3.29%
10th Percentile £16.04 £11.44 £9.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.85 £57.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £16.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +69.23% -22.62% +10.06%

SAP is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,030 42,675 47,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.05% 42.95% 45.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,634 26,370 29,298
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £240
90th Percentile £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,646 1,386 1,711
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.75 £45.22 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SAP in the UK

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP in the UK

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP in the UK

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP in the UK

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SAP in the UK

SAP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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 -17 4,050 £490 +0.51% 636
UK excluding London -15 2,522 £475 - 504
London -15 1,420 £513 +2.50% 167
South East -9 915 £475 +2.15% 149
North of England -37 457 £430 -14.00% 107
Midlands -16 434 £463 -2.63% 86
East of England +1 331 £525 +2.44% 46
North West -38 253 £440 -20.00% 62
South West -24 251 £450 +5.88% 81
West Midlands -15 250 £475 +11.76% 63
East Midlands -9 171 £450 -7.69% 22
Yorkshire -30 154 £425 -8.11% 35
Scotland -50 69 £430 -4.44% 13
Wales -27 50 £525 +5.00% 16
North East 0 44 £413 +0.61% 10
Northern Ireland +48 15 £475 -5.00% 6

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SAP 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.

1 1,389 (32.33%) Finance
2 834 (19.41%) Business Intelligence
3 703 (16.36%) Manufacturing
4 636 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
5 588 (13.69%) ERP
6 554 (12.90%) Oracle
7 548 (12.76%) Telecoms
8 546 (12.71%) Programme Management
9 536 (12.48%) Marketing
10 494 (11.50%) Electronics
11 493 (11.48%) Digital Marketing
12 462 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 445 (10.36%) Microsoft
14 443 (10.31%) SQL
15 409 (9.52%) Migration
16 394 (9.17%) Project Management
17 360 (8.38%) Java
18 354 (8.24%) SAP S/4HANA
19 321 (7.47%) Security Cleared
20 312 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
21 300 (6.98%) SAP HANA
22 279 (6.49%) BusinessObjects
23 271 (6.31%) Retail
24 256 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
25 248 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
26 247 (5.75%) ABAP
26 247 (5.75%) Data Migration
27 239 (5.56%) SC Cleared
28 235 (5.47%) SAP BW
29 219 (5.10%) SuccessFactors

SAP
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
1 127 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 76 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 73 (1.70%) NetWeaver
4 65 (1.51%) Mule
5 53 (1.23%) Confluence
5 53 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 35 (0.81%) SAS
7 32 (0.74%) Apache Spark
7 32 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 31 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 28 (0.65%) Apache
10 27 (0.63%) SAP Portal
11 22 (0.51%) IIS
12 18 (0.42%) CMS
12 18 (0.42%) K2 blackpearl
13 16 (0.37%) MS Exchange
14 11 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (0.23%) SAP EP
15 10 (0.23%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 248 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 134 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 48 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 36 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.093%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.093%) Windchill
7 1 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.023%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.023%) CATIA
7 1 (0.023%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 354 (8.24%) SAP S/4HANA
2 208 (4.84%) SAP FI
3 171 (3.98%) SAP CO
4 169 (3.93%) SAP HR
5 163 (3.79%) SAP ERP
5 163 (3.79%) SAP FI/CO
6 124 (2.89%) SAP MM
7 101 (2.35%) SAP Hybris
8 96 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 90 (2.09%) SAP SD
10 79 (1.84%) SAP BPC
11 68 (1.58%) SAP HCM
12 61 (1.42%) SAP PP
13 58 (1.35%) SAP PSCD
14 55 (1.28%) SAP Payroll
15 48 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
16 44 (1.02%) SAP MDG
17 43 (1.00%) SAP IS-U
18 40 (0.93%) SAP CRM
18 40 (0.93%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 219 (5.10%) SuccessFactors
2 167 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 147 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (1.65%) SaaS
5 65 (1.51%) Office 365
6 33 (0.77%) Boomi
7 32 (0.74%) IaaS
8 31 (0.72%) PaaS
9 21 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (0.30%) GitHub
11 10 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
11 10 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
12 9 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.19%) Taleo
14 7 (0.16%) Yammer
15 5 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.12%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (0.84%) Firewall
2 35 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 20 (0.47%) Internet
3 20 (0.47%) VPN
4 19 (0.44%) SAN
5 18 (0.42%) DNS
6 17 (0.40%) DHCP
6 17 (0.40%) SMS
7 16 (0.37%) Intranet
8 15 (0.35%) Wireless
9 14 (0.33%) LAN
10 13 (0.30%) NetScaler
10 13 (0.30%) WAN
11 12 (0.28%) SMTP
12 11 (0.26%) HTTP
13 8 (0.19%) WebEx
14 7 (0.16%) Bluetooth
14 7 (0.16%) Skype
14 7 (0.16%) ZigBee
15 6 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (6.98%) SAP HANA
2 279 (6.49%) BusinessObjects
3 235 (5.47%) SAP BW
4 219 (5.10%) SQL Server
5 138 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 113 (2.63%) SAP Data Services
7 106 (2.47%) Power BI
8 86 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 83 (1.93%) Big Data
10 73 (1.70%) Relational Database
11 70 (1.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 61 (1.42%) Oracle Database
13 57 (1.33%) Hadoop
14 56 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 49 (1.14%) Lumira
16 45 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 45 (1.05%) NoSQL
17 34 (0.79%) Data Lake
17 34 (0.79%) MongoDB
18 33 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 127 (2.96%) JIRA
2 63 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 55 (1.28%) Maven
4 54 (1.26%) Jenkins
5 45 (1.05%) LSMW
6 35 (0.81%) SoapUI
7 32 (0.74%) Selenium
8 30 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 24 (0.56%) Eclipse
11 20 (0.47%) Toad
12 16 (0.37%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (0.33%) Cucumber
14 14 (0.33%) JMeter
15 12 (0.28%) WebDriver
16 11 (0.26%) JUnit
17 10 (0.23%) Ant
17 10 (0.23%) Bitbucket
17 10 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 1,389 (32.33%) Finance
2 703 (16.36%) Manufacturing
3 548 (12.76%) Telecoms
4 536 (12.48%) Marketing
5 494 (11.50%) Electronics
6 271 (6.31%) Retail
7 101 (2.35%) Banking
8 91 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 87 (2.03%) Legal
10 67 (1.56%) Billing
11 40 (0.93%) Advertising
12 36 (0.84%) Back Office
13 34 (0.79%) Automotive
13 34 (0.79%) General Ledger
14 22 (0.51%) Law
15 21 (0.49%) Investment Banking
16 20 (0.47%) German Language
17 19 (0.44%) Financial Institution
17 19 (0.44%) French Language
18 18 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,026 (23.88%) Consultant
2 846 (19.69%) SAP Consultant
3 661 (15.39%) Analyst
4 537 (12.50%) Developer
5 452 (10.52%) Architect
6 328 (7.64%) Project Manager
7 288 (6.70%) SAP Manager
8 235 (5.47%) Business Analyst
9 232 (5.40%) SAP Analyst
10 219 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
11 192 (4.47%) SAP Developer
12 180 (4.19%) SAP Architect
13 168 (3.91%) SAP Project Manager
14 126 (2.93%) Data Analyst
15 99 (2.30%) SAP FI Consultant
16 91 (2.12%) Test Analyst
17 88 (2.05%) Functional Consultant
17 88 (2.05%) SAP Solutions Architect
18 83 (1.93%) SAP CO Consultant
19 78 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (4.68%) Web Services
2 200 (4.66%) XML
3 163 (3.79%) Middleware
4 159 (3.70%) SOAP
5 136 (3.17%) .NET
6 124 (2.89%) RESTful
7 109 (2.54%) HTML
8 102 (2.37%) JSON
9 101 (2.35%) REST
10 73 (1.70%) CSS
11 72 (1.68%) EDI
11 72 (1.68%) Spring
12 69 (1.61%) SAP Fiori
13 68 (1.58%) J2EE
14 62 (1.44%) Apache Camel
15 54 (1.26%) SAPUI5
16 53 (1.23%) SAP PI
17 52 (1.21%) XSLT
18 42 (0.98%) Web Dynpro
19 38 (0.88%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 312 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
3 114 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 87 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
5 69 (1.61%) FMCG
6 68 (1.58%) User Experience
7 53 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 52 (1.21%) Data Structures
9 47 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 34 (0.79%) NHS
10 34 (0.79%) Virtual Team
11 32 (0.74%) Clustering
12 29 (0.68%) Smart Meter
13 28 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (0.63%) e-Learning
15 25 (0.58%) Mobile App
16 19 (0.44%) Public Cloud
17 18 (0.42%) Life Science
17 18 (0.42%) Reference Data
18 13 (0.30%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 181 (4.21%) Windows
2 121 (2.82%) Linux
3 101 (2.35%) Unix
4 49 (1.14%) Windows 10
5 41 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 33 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 31 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.54%) SUSE
9 21 (0.49%) AIX
10 20 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.37%) Solaris
12 13 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.28%) Android
14 11 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.21%) Mac OS X Server
15 9 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.16%) CentOS
17 6 (0.14%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (19.41%) Business Intelligence
2 636 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
3 588 (13.69%) ERP
4 546 (12.71%) Programme Management
5 493 (11.48%) Digital Marketing
6 462 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 409 (9.52%) Migration
8 394 (9.17%) Project Management
9 256 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
10 247 (5.75%) Data Migration
11 214 (4.98%) CRM
11 214 (4.98%) Scrum
12 212 (4.93%) Change Management
13 205 (4.77%) Analytics
14 186 (4.33%) ETL
15 180 (4.19%) Logistics
16 179 (4.17%) Business Analysis
17 176 (4.10%) ITIL
18 174 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
19 172 (4.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 443 (10.31%) SQL
2 360 (8.38%) Java
3 247 (5.75%) ABAP
4 121 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 88 (2.05%) C#
6 63 (1.47%) XPath
7 56 (1.30%) Python
8 52 (1.21%) PowerShell
9 48 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 41 (0.95%) Java 8
11 28 (0.65%) VBA
12 26 (0.61%) VB
13 24 (0.56%) XQuery
14 23 (0.54%) PHP
15 20 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.44%) Bash Shell
17 18 (0.42%) C
18 17 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 17 (0.40%) Groovy
18 17 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 321 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 239 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 175 (4.07%) Degree
4 63 (1.47%) ISTQB
5 52 (1.21%) ISEB
6 44 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 29 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (0.63%) PMP
10 26 (0.61%) CCA
10 26 (0.61%) CIMA
11 22 (0.51%) ACCA
12 20 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.44%) PMI Certification
14 18 (0.42%) CISA
15 15 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
15 15 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (0.33%) Master's Degree
16 14 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
17 13 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.00%) QA
2 121 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 91 (2.12%) PMO
4 53 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 41 (0.95%) SLA
6 39 (0.91%) GDPR
7 33 (0.77%) IFRS
8 14 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 12 (0.28%) GxP
11 11 (0.26%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.23%) JSP 440
13 8 (0.19%) COBIT
14 7 (0.16%) RMADS
15 6 (0.14%) GAAP
15 6 (0.14%) GAMP
16 5 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
17 4 (0.093%) HL7
17 4 (0.093%) ISO 14001
17 4 (0.093%) SEPA
System Software
1 71 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.68%) Docker
3 28 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (0.40%) Apache Flume
6 15 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (0.30%) NFS
8 11 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.26%) XenApp
9 10 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.16%) HDFS
11 5 (0.12%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.093%) vSphere
13 2 (0.047%) Cronacle
13 2 (0.047%) etcd
13 2 (0.047%) flannel
13 2 (0.047%) Postfix
14 1 (0.023%) SkyDNS
14 1 (0.023%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (1.35%) Ansible
2 46 (1.07%) HP ALM
3 40 (0.93%) Terraform
4 24 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
5 19 (0.44%) SCCM
6 18 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (0.42%) Puppet
7 15 (0.35%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (0.19%) Kibana
10 8 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.16%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.16%) MOM
11 7 (0.16%) Oozie
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.16%) XenMobile
12 6 (0.14%) logstash
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 6 (0.14%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 554 (12.90%) Oracle
2 445 (10.36%) Microsoft
3 121 (2.82%) hybris
4 108 (2.51%) Ariba
5 80 (1.86%) Workday
6 79 (1.84%) IBM
7 63 (1.47%) Adobe
7 63 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 58 (1.35%) HP
9 56 (1.30%) Tableau
10 55 (1.28%) webMethods
11 54 (1.26%) WSO2
12 48 (1.12%) VMware
13 46 (1.07%) Informatica
14 38 (0.88%) JD Edwards
15 33 (0.77%) Citrix
16 31 (0.72%) Apple
17 30 (0.70%) Dell
18 25 (0.58%) Red Hat
18 25 (0.58%) Talend