Period
to 21 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 45 56
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -10
Contract jobs citing SAP 1,980 3,444 4,085
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.72% 4.72% 4.13%
As % of the Vendors category 11.07% 11.00% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,574 2,187 2,462
Median daily rate £500 £510 £499
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.26% -0.25%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £325
90th Percentile £700 £700 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 57 65
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.29 £46.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.38% -56.08% +164.07%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £13.14
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.58 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.29 £26.00
% change year-on-year -6.33% -21.98% +55.22%

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 17,879 31,304 41,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.64% 42.93% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,333 19,906 25,916
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £253
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 1,285 1,480
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.34% +7.41% +2.41%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.68 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.55 £50.00 £47.11
Median hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.24% +6.06% +3.13%

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SAP in the UK

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAP.

Daily rate trend for SAP in the UK

SAP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAP over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SAP in the UK

SAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAP.

Hourly rate trend for SAP in the UK

SAP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAP over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SAP in the UK

SAP
Top 17 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 January 2021. 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 -7 1,489 £508 -0.49% 238
Work from Home -4 777 £513 +7.89% 43
UK excluding London -6 759 £500 - 159
London -17 541 £525 - 81
South East +1 257 £450 -10.00% 37
North of England -15 156 £500 -4.76% 34
South West +8 117 £550 +4.76% 24
Midlands -12 111 £438 -16.67% 42
North West -13 109 £525 - 23
East of England +4 68 £445 -1.11% 15
West Midlands -16 67 £432 -17.71% 21
East Midlands 0 41 £513 +7.89% 20
Scotland +18 36 £525 +16.67% 4
Yorkshire -4 33 £450 -14.29% 10
North East +31 18 £475 -26.92% 1
Wales +11 13 £538 +9.69% 3
Northern Ireland +2 1 £525 -4.55%

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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.

1 650 (32.83%) Finance
2 555 (28.03%) Business Intelligence
3 489 (24.70%) Manufacturing
4 461 (23.28%) Public Sector
5 416 (21.01%) Marketing
6 408 (20.61%) Programme Management
7 392 (19.80%) Telecoms
8 386 (19.49%) Electronics
8 386 (19.49%) Digital Marketing
9 365 (18.43%) SAP S/4HANA
10 300 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
11 264 (13.33%) Security Cleared
12 228 (11.52%) Oracle
13 222 (11.21%) Azure
14 217 (10.96%) SQL
14 217 (10.96%) Migration
15 212 (10.71%) SC Cleared
16 199 (10.05%) ERP
17 194 (9.80%) Analytics
18 172 (8.69%) Data Modelling
19 167 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
20 159 (8.03%) Microsoft
21 155 (7.83%) Java
22 142 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
23 139 (7.02%) CRM
24 135 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
25 134 (6.77%) SAP HANA
26 133 (6.72%) Project Management
27 126 (6.36%) SAP BW
28 124 (6.26%) Data Migration

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 52 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.32%) Confluence
3 24 (1.21%) Mule
4 22 (1.11%) NetWeaver
4 22 (1.11%) Red Hat Fuse
5 17 (0.86%) CMS
6 16 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.66%) JBoss
8 13 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
8 13 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.45%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.45%) SAP Portal
12 8 (0.40%) Apache
12 8 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.40%) Headless CMS
12 8 (0.40%) Mendix
12 8 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 51 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.051%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.051%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.051%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.051%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.051%) Snagit
7 1 (0.051%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 365 (18.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 64 (3.23%) SAP FI
3 55 (2.78%) SAP CO
4 53 (2.68%) SAP SD
5 47 (2.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 47 (2.37%) SAP MM
6 38 (1.92%) SAP CRM
6 38 (1.92%) SAP Hybris
7 37 (1.87%) SAP MDG
7 37 (1.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 28 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
8 28 (1.41%) SAP ERP
9 27 (1.36%) SAP PLM
10 26 (1.31%) SAP GRC
11 25 (1.26%) SAP EWM
12 23 (1.16%) SAP HR
13 22 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 22 (1.11%) SAP PM
14 21 (1.06%) SAP PP
15 20 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 222 (11.21%) Azure
2 117 (5.91%) AWS
3 96 (4.85%) Power Platform
4 71 (3.59%) SuccessFactors
5 55 (2.78%) Office 365
6 36 (1.82%) SaaS
7 33 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
8 27 (1.36%) GCP
9 22 (1.11%) Azure Data Factory
10 20 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (0.96%) Amazon EKS
12 16 (0.81%) PaaS
13 15 (0.76%) PowerApps
14 12 (0.61%) Boomi
15 11 (0.56%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.56%) IaaS
16 10 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.51%) Serverless
17 9 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 8 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.16%) Firewall
2 21 (1.06%) HTTP
3 13 (0.66%) DNS
3 13 (0.66%) VoIP
3 13 (0.66%) VPN
4 10 (0.51%) DHCP
4 10 (0.51%) Internet
5 9 (0.45%) WAN
5 9 (0.45%) Wireless
6 8 (0.40%) Skype
7 7 (0.35%) MPLS
7 7 (0.35%) Network Security
8 6 (0.30%) PBX
8 6 (0.30%) VSAN
9 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.20%) FTP
11 3 (0.15%) LAN
11 3 (0.15%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.15%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
2 134 (6.77%) SAP HANA
3 126 (6.36%) SAP BW
4 94 (4.75%) SQL Server
5 80 (4.04%) Power BI
6 75 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
7 71 (3.59%) SAP Data Services
8 37 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (1.77%) MySQL
10 34 (1.72%) Tableau
11 32 (1.62%) Oracle Database
12 31 (1.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 29 (1.46%) Data Lake
14 28 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
15 23 (1.16%) Relational Database
16 22 (1.11%) DB2
16 22 (1.11%) MongoDB
17 21 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
18 20 (1.01%) Big Data
19 14 (0.71%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 74 (3.74%) JIRA
2 55 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 45 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.01%) Postman
5 19 (0.96%) Cucumber
5 19 (0.96%) SoapUI
5 19 (0.96%) Toad
6 17 (0.86%) Artifactory
6 17 (0.86%) GitLab
6 17 (0.86%) Selenium
7 14 (0.71%) Ant
8 12 (0.61%) CA Gen
9 10 (0.51%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.45%) ERwin
10 9 (0.45%) JMeter
11 8 (0.40%) LSMW
12 7 (0.35%) Maven
12 7 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.30%) gulp
13 6 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 650 (32.83%) Finance
2 489 (24.70%) Manufacturing
3 461 (23.28%) Public Sector
4 416 (21.01%) Marketing
5 392 (19.80%) Telecoms
6 386 (19.49%) Electronics
7 83 (4.19%) Retail
8 50 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 40 (2.02%) Billing
10 34 (1.72%) French Language
11 33 (1.67%) German Language
12 28 (1.41%) Publishing
13 21 (1.06%) Back Office
14 18 (0.91%) Banking
15 17 (0.86%) Italian Language
16 16 (0.81%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.71%) Law
17 14 (0.71%) Legal
18 11 (0.56%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 514 (25.96%) Consultant
2 423 (21.36%) SAP Consultant
3 275 (13.89%) Architect
4 254 (12.83%) Developer
5 232 (11.72%) Analyst
6 111 (5.61%) Project Manager
7 100 (5.05%) SAP Manager
8 93 (4.70%) Business Analyst
9 90 (4.55%) SAP Architect
10 79 (3.99%) Data Architect
11 72 (3.64%) SAP Developer
12 71 (3.59%) SAP Analyst
13 63 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
14 57 (2.88%) Data Analyst
15 52 (2.63%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
16 47 (2.37%) Java Developer
17 43 (2.17%) SAP Project Manager
18 41 (2.07%) Data Modeller
19 37 (1.87%) Data Engineer
20 35 (1.77%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (4.24%) XML
2 71 (3.59%) Middleware
2 71 (3.59%) Web Services
3 62 (3.13%) JSON
4 56 (2.83%) HTML
5 55 (2.78%) SOAP
6 49 (2.47%) RESTful
7 41 (2.07%) J2EE
8 40 (2.02%) .NET
9 38 (1.92%) SAP Basis
10 37 (1.87%) SAP Fiori
11 33 (1.67%) CSS
12 28 (1.41%) Kafka
12 28 (1.41%) REST
12 28 (1.41%) Web Dynpro
12 28 (1.41%) XSLT
13 26 (1.31%) HTML5
14 20 (1.01%) EDI
14 20 (1.01%) Node.js
15 19 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (3.13%) FMCG
3 49 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 41 (2.07%) NHS
5 37 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
6 36 (1.82%) User Experience
7 27 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 21 (1.06%) Data Centre
9 20 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 17 (0.86%) Data Structures
11 16 (0.81%) PKI
12 13 (0.66%) Life Science
13 12 (0.61%) EPoS
13 12 (0.61%) Mainframe
13 12 (0.61%) Reference Data
13 12 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (0.56%) Replication
15 10 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.45%) e-Learning
17 7 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (6.06%) Windows
2 107 (5.40%) Linux
3 47 (2.37%) Unix
4 29 (1.46%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 14 (0.71%) SUSE
7 13 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (0.45%) VME
10 8 (0.40%) Android
11 7 (0.35%) AIX
11 7 (0.35%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.20%) VMS
13 3 (0.15%) MVS
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (28.03%) Business Intelligence
2 408 (20.61%) Programme Management
3 386 (19.49%) Digital Marketing
4 300 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 217 (10.96%) Migration
6 199 (10.05%) ERP
7 194 (9.80%) Analytics
8 172 (8.69%) Data Modelling
9 167 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 139 (7.02%) CRM
11 133 (6.72%) Project Management
12 124 (6.26%) Data Migration
13 103 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
14 102 (5.15%) DevOps
15 94 (4.75%) ETL
16 84 (4.24%) Data Analysis
17 80 (4.04%) Data Governance
18 79 (3.99%) E-Commerce
19 75 (3.79%) Data Architecture
20 72 (3.64%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 217 (10.96%) SQL
2 155 (7.83%) Java
3 97 (4.90%) ABAP
4 71 (3.59%) Python
5 70 (3.54%) JavaScript
6 54 (2.73%) PL/SQL
7 31 (1.57%) C
8 30 (1.52%) C#
8 30 (1.52%) XPath
9 28 (1.41%) Perl
10 23 (1.16%) Bash Shell
11 18 (0.91%) Apex Code
12 15 (0.76%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.66%) PowerShell
14 11 (0.56%) Groovy
14 11 (0.56%) R
14 11 (0.56%) VBA
15 8 (0.40%) VB
16 7 (0.35%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 264 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 212 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 65 (3.28%) Degree
4 37 (1.87%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.57%) ISEB
6 28 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 27 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.51%) PMP
10 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.40%) CCA
11 8 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (0.35%) SAP Certification
13 6 (0.30%) CISSP
13 6 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.30%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.25%) MCSE
14 5 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.73%) Data Quality
2 49 (2.47%) QA
3 34 (1.72%) SLA
4 30 (1.52%) PMO
5 23 (1.16%) GDPR
6 15 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.61%) NIST
9 10 (0.51%) COBIT
9 10 (0.51%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.40%) IFRS
11 7 (0.35%) ITGC
11 7 (0.35%) NCSC
12 6 (0.30%) GxP
12 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.30%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.25%) RMADS
14 4 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
15 3 (0.15%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 57 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.12%) Docker
3 22 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.40%) HDFS
5 6 (0.30%) Terminal Server
5 6 (0.30%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.15%) vSphere
8 2 (0.10%) RACF
8 2 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.051%) iptables
Systems Management
1 38 (1.92%) Terraform
2 37 (1.87%) Kubernetes
3 28 (1.41%) Ansible
4 22 (1.11%) Prometheus
5 21 (1.06%) Grafana
5 21 (1.06%) Rancher
6 20 (1.01%) Consul
7 19 (0.96%) Istio
7 19 (0.96%) Kibana
7 19 (0.96%) logstash
8 17 (0.86%) Fluentd
8 17 (0.86%) Puppet
9 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.51%) SCCM
11 9 (0.45%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.30%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.30%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
15 4 (0.20%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 228 (11.52%) Oracle
2 159 (8.03%) Microsoft
3 118 (5.96%) Ariba
4 66 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 55 (2.78%) hybris
6 41 (2.07%) Remedy
7 39 (1.97%) Sparx
8 27 (1.36%) webMethods
9 25 (1.26%) Informatica
9 25 (1.26%) VMware
10 24 (1.21%) Google
11 23 (1.16%) Concur
11 23 (1.16%) IBM
11 23 (1.16%) ServiceNow
12 22 (1.11%) Splunk
13 20 (1.01%) AppDynamics
13 20 (1.01%) MuleSoft
13 20 (1.01%) OpenText
13 20 (1.01%) Red Hat
14 19 (0.96%) Adobe