Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 43 36
Rank change year-on-year -13 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing SAP 4,351 5,125 5,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.13% 4.96% 4.95%
As % of the Vendors category 9.77% 11.72% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,594 2,853 2,866
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £325 £322 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £438
% change year-on-year - +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 81 85
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £16.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.46% -20.24% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.25 £5.00
90th Percentile £69.90 £57.50 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +60.61% -19.51% +7.44%

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 44,536 43,732 46,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 42.35% 45.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,671 27,351 28,422
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £255 £231 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,657 1,419 1,694
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.65 £10.24
90th Percentile £47.37 £45.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -13 4,093 £499 -0.20% 684
UK excluding London -13 2,527 £475 - 565
London -9 1,473 £523 +4.50% 150
South East -3 903 £475 +3.26% 162
North of England -36 458 £430 -14.00% 120
Midlands -17 403 £450 -3.23% 103
East of England -2 322 £525 +2.44% 62
South West -12 313 £450 +7.14% 88
North West -35 272 £440 -20.00% 72
West Midlands -19 222 £475 +7.95% 66
East Midlands -10 163 £450 -4.76% 37
Yorkshire -27 154 £425 -5.56% 41
Scotland -48 63 £435 -2.79% 16
Wales -16 52 £550 +22.22% 13
North East -16 27 £413 +3.13% 7
Northern Ireland +40 13 £475 -7.32% 4

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,384 (31.81%) Finance
2 905 (20.80%) Business Intelligence
3 753 (17.31%) Manufacturing
4 658 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
5 630 (14.48%) Marketing
5 630 (14.48%) Programme Management
6 611 (14.04%) ERP
7 607 (13.95%) Telecoms
8 581 (13.35%) Oracle
9 569 (13.08%) Digital Marketing
10 567 (13.03%) Electronics
11 448 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 446 (10.25%) Microsoft
13 439 (10.09%) SQL
14 422 (9.70%) Project Management
15 399 (9.17%) SAP S/4HANA
16 392 (9.01%) Java
17 375 (8.62%) Migration
18 346 (7.95%) Security Cleared
19 313 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
20 268 (6.16%) Retail
21 259 (5.95%) BusinessObjects
21 259 (5.95%) SAP HANA
22 257 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
23 252 (5.79%) CRM
24 251 (5.77%) SC Cleared
25 247 (5.68%) ABAP
26 245 (5.63%) SAP BW
27 244 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
28 225 (5.17%) 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
1 125 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 77 (1.77%) NetWeaver
3 73 (1.68%) Confluence
4 68 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 58 (1.33%) Mule
6 50 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
7 46 (1.06%) SAP Portal
8 39 (0.90%) SAS
9 31 (0.71%) Apache Spark
10 29 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 21 (0.48%) Apache
13 19 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.28%) CMS
16 11 (0.25%) K2 blackpearl
17 10 (0.23%) MS Exchange
18 9 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 9 (0.21%) IIS
18 9 (0.21%) SAP EP
Applications
1 244 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 154 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.092%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.092%) Windchill
8 2 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.023%) CATIA
9 1 (0.023%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 399 (9.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 186 (4.27%) SAP FI
3 154 (3.54%) SAP ERP
4 152 (3.49%) SAP CO
5 144 (3.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 144 (3.31%) SAP HR
6 139 (3.19%) SAP MM
7 118 (2.71%) SAP Hybris
8 98 (2.25%) SAP SD
9 85 (1.95%) SAP BPC
10 69 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 62 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
12 61 (1.40%) SAP PP
13 56 (1.29%) SAP HCM
14 45 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
14 45 (1.03%) SAP CRM
14 45 (1.03%) SAP MDG
14 45 (1.03%) SAP PM
15 42 (0.97%) SAP Payroll
16 41 (0.94%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 216 (4.96%) SuccessFactors
2 196 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 146 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (1.63%) Office 365
5 65 (1.49%) SaaS
6 42 (0.97%) IaaS
6 42 (0.97%) PaaS
7 40 (0.92%) Boomi
8 29 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
9 23 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
10 17 (0.39%) GitHub
11 13 (0.30%) Yammer
12 10 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.21%) Data Lake Analytics
14 7 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.14%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.14%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (0.94%) Firewall
2 39 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 28 (0.64%) VPN
4 24 (0.55%) Internet
5 18 (0.41%) HTTP
5 18 (0.41%) Wireless
6 14 (0.32%) Intranet
7 13 (0.30%) DNS
7 13 (0.30%) LAN
7 13 (0.30%) NetScaler
8 12 (0.28%) DHCP
8 12 (0.28%) SMTP
8 12 (0.28%) WAN
9 11 (0.25%) SAN
10 8 (0.18%) Network Security
10 8 (0.18%) Skype
11 7 (0.16%) Bluetooth
11 7 (0.16%) WebEx
11 7 (0.16%) ZigBee
12 5 (0.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (5.95%) BusinessObjects
1 259 (5.95%) SAP HANA
2 245 (5.63%) SAP BW
3 216 (4.96%) SQL Server
4 164 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 112 (2.57%) Power BI
6 104 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 100 (2.30%) SAP Data Services
8 85 (1.95%) Big Data
9 77 (1.77%) Relational Database
10 73 (1.68%) Oracle Database
11 67 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 61 (1.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 56 (1.29%) Hadoop
14 46 (1.06%) NoSQL
15 44 (1.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 44 (1.01%) Data Lake
16 39 (0.90%) Lumira
16 39 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
17 35 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 148 (3.40%) JIRA
2 78 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 66 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 47 (1.08%) Maven
5 38 (0.87%) Selenium
6 35 (0.80%) LSMW
7 31 (0.71%) SoapUI
8 30 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (0.48%) Toad
11 18 (0.41%) Cucumber
11 18 (0.41%) JMeter
12 16 (0.37%) Eclipse
12 16 (0.37%) WebDriver
13 15 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (0.34%) Visual Studio
14 14 (0.32%) JUnit
14 14 (0.32%) Subversion
15 11 (0.25%) HP UFT
16 10 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,384 (31.81%) Finance
2 753 (17.31%) Manufacturing
3 630 (14.48%) Marketing
4 607 (13.95%) Telecoms
5 567 (13.03%) Electronics
6 268 (6.16%) Retail
7 101 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 95 (2.18%) Banking
9 83 (1.91%) Legal
10 66 (1.52%) Billing
11 47 (1.08%) Back Office
12 31 (0.71%) Law
13 30 (0.69%) Advertising
14 28 (0.64%) General Ledger
15 25 (0.57%) Automotive
16 22 (0.51%) German Language
17 18 (0.41%) French Language
18 16 (0.37%) Investment Banking
19 15 (0.34%) Publishing
20 14 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,013 (23.28%) Consultant
2 813 (18.69%) SAP Consultant
3 702 (16.13%) Analyst
4 532 (12.23%) Developer
5 447 (10.27%) Architect
6 364 (8.37%) Project Manager
7 322 (7.40%) SAP Manager
8 258 (5.93%) SAP Analyst
9 252 (5.79%) Business Analyst
10 200 (4.60%) SAP Project Manager
11 181 (4.16%) SAP Developer
12 178 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
13 174 (4.00%) SAP Architect
14 128 (2.94%) Data Analyst
15 102 (2.34%) Functional Consultant
15 102 (2.34%) Test Analyst
16 84 (1.93%) SAP FI Consultant
17 83 (1.91%) SAP Functional Consultant
18 81 (1.86%) SAP Business Analyst
19 78 (1.79%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (4.78%) Web Services
2 196 (4.50%) XML
3 160 (3.68%) Middleware
4 158 (3.63%) SOAP
5 141 (3.24%) .NET
6 119 (2.74%) RESTful
7 107 (2.46%) HTML
8 98 (2.25%) JSON
8 98 (2.25%) REST
9 82 (1.88%) SAP PI
10 77 (1.77%) CSS
10 77 (1.77%) SAP Fiori
11 67 (1.54%) Spring
12 66 (1.52%) J2EE
13 60 (1.38%) SAPUI5
14 59 (1.36%) EDI
15 57 (1.31%) Apache Camel
15 57 (1.31%) IDoc
16 50 (1.15%) XSLT
17 49 (1.13%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 313 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
3 115 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 79 (1.82%) User Experience
5 77 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
6 63 (1.45%) FMCG
7 56 (1.29%) Data Structures
8 47 (1.08%) Data Centre
9 35 (0.80%) Virtual Team
10 33 (0.76%) Clustering
10 33 (0.76%) NHS
11 32 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (0.53%) Reference Data
13 22 (0.51%) Algorithms
14 21 (0.48%) Public Cloud
14 21 (0.48%) Smart Meter
15 20 (0.46%) e-Learning
15 20 (0.46%) Mobile App
16 14 (0.32%) Social Media
17 13 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 183 (4.21%) Windows
2 148 (3.40%) Linux
3 96 (2.21%) Unix
4 62 (1.42%) Windows 10
5 47 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 42 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 27 (0.62%) AIX
8 27 (0.62%) SUSE
9 16 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.37%) Solaris
10 15 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 13 (0.30%) Windows XP
12 11 (0.25%) Android
12 11 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
13 8 (0.18%) CentOS
13 8 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.11%) zOS
15 4 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (20.80%) Business Intelligence
2 658 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
3 630 (14.48%) Programme Management
4 611 (14.04%) ERP
5 569 (13.08%) Digital Marketing
6 448 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 422 (9.70%) Project Management
8 375 (8.62%) Migration
9 257 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
10 252 (5.79%) CRM
11 225 (5.17%) Data Migration
12 216 (4.96%) Change Management
13 214 (4.92%) Scrum
14 199 (4.57%) DevOps
15 192 (4.41%) ETL
16 185 (4.25%) Analytics
17 181 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
18 175 (4.02%) Business Analysis
18 175 (4.02%) Data Modelling
18 175 (4.02%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 439 (10.09%) SQL
2 392 (9.01%) Java
3 247 (5.68%) ABAP
4 125 (2.87%) JavaScript
5 89 (2.05%) C#
6 58 (1.33%) Python
7 56 (1.29%) XPath
8 51 (1.17%) T-SQL
9 46 (1.06%) PowerShell
10 42 (0.97%) Java 8
11 31 (0.71%) VB
12 25 (0.57%) PL/SQL
13 24 (0.55%) XQuery
14 23 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 21 (0.48%) C
15 21 (0.48%) R
16 20 (0.46%) PHP
17 19 (0.44%) Bash Shell
18 17 (0.39%) VBA
19 14 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 346 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 251 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 188 (4.32%) Degree
4 74 (1.70%) ISTQB
5 67 (1.54%) ISEB
6 41 (0.94%) DV Cleared
6 41 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 25 (0.57%) CIMA
9 24 (0.55%) ACCA
9 24 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (0.53%) PMP
11 21 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 18 (0.41%) CISA
13 16 (0.37%) BC Cleared
13 16 (0.37%) CCA
13 16 (0.37%) CISSP
14 14 (0.32%) CISM
14 14 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (3.45%) QA
2 120 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 110 (2.53%) PMO
4 50 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 43 (0.99%) SLA
6 42 (0.97%) GDPR
7 27 (0.62%) IFRS
8 22 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (0.39%) JSP 440
10 14 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 14 (0.32%) RMADS
11 11 (0.25%) GxP
12 6 (0.14%) GAAP
12 6 (0.14%) GAMP
13 5 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (0.092%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.092%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.092%) SEPA
15 3 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 70 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 37 (0.85%) Docker
3 22 (0.51%) Apache Flume
4 21 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (0.30%) NFS
7 10 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (0.16%) vSphere
9 6 (0.14%) HDFS
10 5 (0.11%) XenApp
11 4 (0.092%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.069%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.046%) Ceph
13 2 (0.046%) etcd
13 2 (0.046%) flannel
13 2 (0.046%) GlusterFS
13 2 (0.046%) Postfix
13 2 (0.046%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 81 (1.86%) Ansible
2 54 (1.24%) Terraform
3 51 (1.17%) HP ALM
4 29 (0.67%) Puppet
5 26 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 20 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (0.34%) SCCM
9 13 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (0.23%) Data Guard
11 10 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (0.21%) Kibana
13 7 (0.16%) logstash
14 6 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 5 (0.11%) MOM
15 5 (0.11%) Oozie
16 4 (0.092%) Cisco CUCM
16 4 (0.092%) XenMobile
17 3 (0.069%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 581 (13.35%) Oracle
2 446 (10.25%) Microsoft
3 146 (3.36%) hybris
4 134 (3.08%) Ariba
5 100 (2.30%) Workday
6 80 (1.84%) IBM
7 62 (1.42%) Adobe
8 61 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 59 (1.36%) Informatica
10 58 (1.33%) HP
11 56 (1.29%) Tableau
12 49 (1.13%) WSO2
13 48 (1.10%) webMethods
14 45 (1.03%) JD Edwards
15 41 (0.94%) Dell
16 39 (0.90%) Red Hat
17 38 (0.87%) VMware
18 31 (0.71%) Talend
19 29 (0.67%) Apple
20 25 (0.57%) CA