Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 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.

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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 48 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13 +1
Contract jobs citing SAP 3,932 4,351 4,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.12% 4.30% 5.24%
As % of the Vendors category 9.72% 10.37% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,249 2,444 2,854
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £663 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 66 69
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £19.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.16% -0.63% +2.56%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.51 £9.96
90th Percentile £65.00 £55.00 £65.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.26 £21.25
% change year-on-year +45.13% -14.07% +13.33%

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 40,463 41,939 40,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.37% 41.46% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,214 26,157 25,169
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £263 £245 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,395 1,451 1,478
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% -10.53%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.19% -3.88% -8.33%

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 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 -8 3,581 £500 - 419
UK excluding London 0 2,267 £475 - 337
London +5 1,344 £525 - 111
South East +3 754 £484 +3.64% 81
North of England -23 399 £440 -2.22% 94
South West +11 360 £500 +25.00% 32
Midlands -8 326 £475 - 72
East of England -7 265 £525 - 29
West Midlands -14 202 £475 -2.56% 50
Yorkshire +4 192 £425 -1.16% 22
North West -32 188 £500 - 58
East Midlands +1 97 £425 -5.56% 22
Scotland -14 62 £450 - 20
Northern Ireland +55 52 £473 -10.00% 4
Wales -1 49 £538 +19.44% 4
North East -49 18 £419 +41.95% 14

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 1,341 (34.10%) Finance
2 799 (20.32%) Business Intelligence
3 731 (18.59%) Manufacturing
4 631 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
5 619 (15.74%) ERP
6 617 (15.69%) Marketing
7 576 (14.65%) Programme Management
8 550 (13.99%) Telecoms
9 536 (13.63%) Digital Marketing
10 534 (13.58%) Electronics
11 519 (13.20%) SAP S/4HANA
12 451 (11.47%) Oracle
13 389 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 353 (8.98%) Project Management
15 349 (8.88%) Migration
16 337 (8.57%) SQL
17 329 (8.37%) Microsoft
18 298 (7.58%) Java
19 281 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
20 278 (7.07%) Retail
21 269 (6.84%) Security Cleared
22 261 (6.64%) ABAP
23 257 (6.54%) CRM
24 249 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
25 236 (6.00%) SAP HANA
26 232 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
27 231 (5.87%) SuccessFactors
28 225 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
29 223 (5.67%) SAP FI
30 200 (5.09%) SAP BW

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
1 111 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 70 (1.78%) Confluence
3 69 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 65 (1.65%) Mule
5 64 (1.63%) NetWeaver
6 59 (1.50%) Oracle Service Bus
7 35 (0.89%) SAP Portal
8 27 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 26 (0.66%) Apache Spark
10 22 (0.56%) Apache
10 22 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.41%) JBoss
11 16 (0.41%) SAS
12 14 (0.36%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.31%) Anypoint
14 10 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.23%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.23%) MS Exchange
16 8 (0.20%) IIS
17 7 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 249 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 180 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
3 104 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 48 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.051%) InDesign
8 2 (0.051%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.025%) Blender
9 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.025%) Maya
9 1 (0.025%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.025%) SPSS
9 1 (0.025%) Windchill
9 1 (0.025%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 519 (13.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 223 (5.67%) SAP FI
3 187 (4.76%) SAP CO
4 177 (4.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 162 (4.12%) SAP ERP
6 130 (3.31%) SAP MM
7 127 (3.23%) SAP BPC
8 102 (2.59%) SAP Hybris
9 99 (2.52%) SAP HR
10 89 (2.26%) SAP SD
11 71 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 70 (1.78%) SAP CRM
13 61 (1.55%) SAP Retail
14 53 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
15 48 (1.22%) SAP WM
16 47 (1.20%) SAP HCM
16 47 (1.20%) SAP MDG
17 41 (1.04%) SAP PP
18 37 (0.94%) SAP GRC
18 37 (0.94%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 231 (5.87%) SuccessFactors
2 225 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 84 (2.14%) SaaS
5 68 (1.73%) Office 365
6 50 (1.27%) PaaS
7 48 (1.22%) IaaS
8 45 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
9 33 (0.84%) Boomi
10 20 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
11 19 (0.48%) Serverless
12 16 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.38%) Yammer
14 13 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (0.28%) Azure Functions
16 10 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
17 9 (0.23%) Amazon S3
18 8 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
18 8 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (0.99%) HTTP
2 35 (0.89%) Internet
3 25 (0.64%) Firewall
4 18 (0.46%) VPN
5 16 (0.41%) LAN
5 16 (0.41%) WAN
6 14 (0.36%) Intranet
7 11 (0.28%) Wireless
8 10 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.23%) DNS
9 9 (0.23%) SMTP
10 8 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (0.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (0.20%) NetScaler
10 8 (0.20%) Skype
11 7 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (0.18%) SAN
12 6 (0.15%) FTP
13 5 (0.13%) Network Security
13 5 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (6.00%) SAP HANA
2 200 (5.09%) SAP BW
3 179 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
4 159 (4.04%) SQL Server
5 118 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
6 86 (2.19%) Power BI
7 74 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 63 (1.60%) Big Data
9 58 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 55 (1.40%) SAP Data Services
11 54 (1.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 51 (1.30%) Oracle Database
13 45 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 42 (1.07%) Hadoop
15 39 (0.99%) Data Lake
16 36 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 33 (0.84%) RDBMS
18 25 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
19 24 (0.61%) MongoDB
20 22 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 117 (2.98%) JIRA
2 95 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 74 (1.88%) Jenkins
4 40 (1.02%) Maven
5 36 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 34 (0.86%) Selenium
7 25 (0.64%) LSMW
8 22 (0.56%) Subversion
9 20 (0.51%) Cucumber
10 19 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (0.46%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.33%) LoadRunner
13 12 (0.31%) HP UFT
13 12 (0.31%) JUnit
14 11 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
14 11 (0.28%) SoapUI
15 10 (0.25%) Toad
16 9 (0.23%) Eclipse
16 9 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 1,341 (34.10%) Finance
2 731 (18.59%) Manufacturing
3 617 (15.69%) Marketing
4 550 (13.99%) Telecoms
5 534 (13.58%) Electronics
6 278 (7.07%) Retail
7 106 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 77 (1.96%) Billing
9 75 (1.91%) Banking
10 62 (1.58%) Back Office
11 57 (1.45%) Legal
12 38 (0.97%) German Language
13 25 (0.64%) French Language
13 25 (0.64%) General Ledger
14 21 (0.53%) Law
15 20 (0.51%) Automotive
16 13 (0.33%) Publishing
17 12 (0.31%) Advertising
17 12 (0.31%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 941 (23.93%) Consultant
2 793 (20.17%) SAP Consultant
3 592 (15.06%) Analyst
4 432 (10.99%) Developer
5 409 (10.40%) Architect
6 323 (8.21%) Project Manager
7 307 (7.81%) SAP Manager
8 242 (6.15%) SAP Analyst
9 222 (5.65%) Business Analyst
10 192 (4.88%) SAP Architect
11 168 (4.27%) SAP Project Manager
12 160 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
13 148 (3.76%) SAP Developer
14 113 (2.87%) SAP FI Consultant
15 108 (2.75%) SAP CO Consultant
16 102 (2.59%) Functional Consultant
17 101 (2.57%) Test Analyst
18 95 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
19 91 (2.31%) Data Analyst
20 88 (2.24%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (4.78%) Web Services
2 144 (3.66%) Middleware
3 132 (3.36%) SOAP
4 128 (3.26%) .NET
5 126 (3.20%) XML
6 101 (2.57%) RESTful
7 96 (2.44%) SAP Fiori
8 91 (2.31%) SAP PI
9 74 (1.88%) HTML
9 74 (1.88%) JSON
10 69 (1.75%) REST
11 58 (1.48%) Apache Camel
12 57 (1.45%) IDoc
13 53 (1.35%) XSLT
14 52 (1.32%) SAPUI5
15 42 (1.07%) J2EE
16 41 (1.04%) SAP Basis
17 40 (1.02%) BAPI
18 38 (0.97%) CSS
19 37 (0.94%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 281 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
3 107 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 77 (1.96%) User Experience
5 75 (1.91%) FMCG
6 70 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 41 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 33 (0.84%) Public Cloud
10 30 (0.76%) Data Centre
10 30 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (0.74%) e-Learning
12 26 (0.66%) NHS
13 16 (0.41%) Clustering
13 16 (0.41%) Learning Management System
14 15 (0.38%) Algorithms
14 15 (0.38%) PMI
15 14 (0.36%) Replication
16 12 (0.31%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.31%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 137 (3.48%) Windows
2 115 (2.92%) Linux
3 62 (1.58%) Unix
4 49 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 36 (0.92%) Windows Server
6 26 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 15 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.33%) AIX
10 12 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.25%) Solaris
11 10 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.23%) Android
12 9 (0.23%) SUSE
13 8 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.15%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.13%) CentOS
17 3 (0.076%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (20.32%) Business Intelligence
2 631 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
3 619 (15.74%) ERP
4 576 (14.65%) Programme Management
5 536 (13.63%) Digital Marketing
6 389 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 353 (8.98%) Project Management
8 349 (8.88%) Migration
9 257 (6.54%) CRM
10 232 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
11 191 (4.86%) Data Migration
12 182 (4.63%) DevOps
13 179 (4.55%) Change Management
14 178 (4.53%) Analytics
15 166 (4.22%) Logistics
16 159 (4.04%) Scrum
17 155 (3.94%) Data Modelling
18 153 (3.89%) User Acceptance Testing
19 136 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
20 135 (3.43%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 337 (8.57%) SQL
2 298 (7.58%) Java
3 261 (6.64%) ABAP
4 105 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 91 (2.31%) C#
6 84 (2.14%) Python
7 55 (1.40%) Java 8
8 43 (1.09%) C
9 31 (0.79%) T-SQL
10 29 (0.74%) VB
11 28 (0.71%) XPath
12 26 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 20 (0.51%) PL/SQL
14 19 (0.48%) SAPscript
14 19 (0.48%) VBA
15 17 (0.43%) R
15 17 (0.43%) Ruby
16 13 (0.33%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.28%) TypeScript
18 9 (0.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 269 (6.84%) Security Cleared
2 186 (4.73%) SC Cleared
3 175 (4.45%) Degree
4 63 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 58 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 57 (1.45%) ISEB
7 33 (0.84%) PMP
8 28 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 27 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (0.56%) SAP Certification
11 21 (0.53%) ACCA
12 19 (0.48%) CIMA
13 16 (0.41%) BC Cleared
13 16 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
13 16 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (0.36%) CCA
15 14 (0.36%) CISSP
16 13 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (2.62%) PMO
2 102 (2.59%) Data Quality
3 99 (2.52%) QA
4 47 (1.20%) SLA
5 29 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (0.69%) GDPR
7 26 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (0.56%) JSP 440
9 21 (0.53%) RMADS
10 20 (0.51%) IFRS
11 16 (0.41%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 4 (0.10%) COBIT
13 4 (0.10%) GxP
13 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.076%) GAMP
14 3 (0.076%) GCP
15 2 (0.051%) GAAP
15 2 (0.051%) GMP
System Software
1 67 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 53 (1.35%) Docker
3 24 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.31%) vSphere
5 10 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.15%) IAG
8 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.13%) XenApp
9 4 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.076%) HDFS
10 3 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.051%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.051%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.051%) XenServer
12 1 (0.025%) Ceph
12 1 (0.025%) etcd
12 1 (0.025%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.025%) Varnish
12 1 (0.025%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (1.70%) Ansible
2 46 (1.17%) Terraform
3 44 (1.12%) Kubernetes
4 42 (1.07%) HP ALM
5 36 (0.92%) Puppet
6 26 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (0.33%) SCCM
9 11 (0.28%) Grafana
10 8 (0.20%) Kibana
11 6 (0.15%) logstash
11 6 (0.15%) Packer
12 5 (0.13%) Control-M
12 5 (0.13%) Graphite
12 5 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.13%) vRealize
12 5 (0.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 5 (0.13%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.10%) Nagios
13 4 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 451 (11.47%) Oracle
2 329 (8.37%) Microsoft
3 182 (4.63%) Ariba
4 146 (3.71%) hybris
5 119 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 88 (2.24%) IBM
7 70 (1.78%) Workday
7 70 (1.78%) WSO2
8 58 (1.48%) HP
9 57 (1.45%) Tableau
10 48 (1.22%) Adobe
10 48 (1.22%) Concur
11 45 (1.14%) Talend
12 43 (1.09%) VMware
13 40 (1.02%) Dell
14 39 (0.99%) Informatica
15 34 (0.86%) Google
16 33 (0.84%) Red Hat
17 30 (0.76%) ServiceNow
18 26 (0.66%) JD Edwards