Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 35 38
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing SAP 4,424 4,891 4,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.36% 5.37% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 10.45% 12.16% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,509 2,849 2,716
UK median daily rate £488 £455 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.82% -1.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £285
90th Percentile £663 £619 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 71 88
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £23.48 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.73% +17.40% -
10th Percentile £11.69 £10.80 £11.10
90th Percentile £50.63 £66.56 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.12% +17.11% -5.00%

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 42,328 40,234 46,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 44.18% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,405 24,692 28,318
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,490 1,412 1,642
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.92 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.26% -6.00% +5.88%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 4,135 £495 +9.94% 641
UK excluding London -10 2,646 £475 +5.56% 487
London -27 1,387 £525 +10.53% 177
South East -9 905 £467 +3.78% 114
North of England -1 620 £450 - 106
Midlands -17 413 £475 - 97
North West -6 346 £500 +5.54% 67
East of England +20 343 £525 +12.60% 77
West Midlands -3 252 £495 +10.00% 69
South West -23 191 £418 -0.60% 65
Yorkshire -12 187 £425 - 23
East Midlands -26 129 £450 -7.22% 26
Scotland +4 105 £450 +27.12% 19
North East +26 79 £300 -28.57% 16
Wales -22 62 £469 -10.71% 7
Northern Ireland +10 6 £483 +1.58% 2

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1,433 (32.39%) Finance
2 791 (17.88%) Business Intelligence
3 670 (15.14%) Manufacturing
4 612 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
5 527 (11.91%) ERP
6 472 (10.67%) Telecoms
6 472 (10.67%) Oracle
7 466 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 451 (10.19%) Marketing
9 445 (10.06%) Project Management
10 432 (9.76%) Programme Management
11 426 (9.63%) Microsoft
12 417 (9.43%) Migration
13 388 (8.77%) Electronics
14 387 (8.75%) Digital Marketing
15 377 (8.52%) SQL
16 349 (7.89%) SAP HANA
17 311 (7.03%) SAP FI
18 310 (7.01%) Security Cleared
19 308 (6.96%) ABAP
20 290 (6.56%) SAP S/4HANA
21 277 (6.26%) SAP BW
22 258 (5.83%) BusinessObjects
22 258 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
23 257 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
24 251 (5.67%) SC Cleared
25 250 (5.65%) SAP CO
26 245 (5.54%) Data Migration
27 244 (5.52%) SuccessFactors
28 243 (5.49%) Analytical Skills

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 97 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 73 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 54 (1.22%) Apache Spark
4 53 (1.20%) Mule
5 52 (1.18%) IIS
6 49 (1.11%) NetWeaver
7 45 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
8 40 (0.90%) Confluence
9 32 (0.72%) CMS
10 28 (0.63%) SAS
11 27 (0.61%) MS Exchange
12 21 (0.47%) Apache
12 21 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.41%) Skype for Business
14 14 (0.32%) Apache Pig
15 13 (0.29%) Documentum
16 12 (0.27%) Tomcat
17 11 (0.25%) WebLogic
18 9 (0.20%) JBoss
18 9 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 257 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 94 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 92 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.16%) Windchill
8 5 (0.11%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.090%) OrCAD
9 4 (0.090%) SPSS
10 3 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.068%) Simulink
11 2 (0.045%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.023%) Autodesk Inventor
12 1 (0.023%) EngageOne
12 1 (0.023%) HipChat
12 1 (0.023%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.023%) Stata
Business Applications
1 311 (7.03%) SAP FI
2 290 (6.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 250 (5.65%) SAP CO
4 240 (5.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 184 (4.16%) SAP HR
6 158 (3.57%) SAP ERP
7 134 (3.03%) SAP MM
8 131 (2.96%) SAP SD
9 130 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 93 (2.10%) SAP HCM
11 87 (1.97%) SAP Hybris
12 85 (1.92%) SAP BPC
13 70 (1.58%) SAP PP
14 60 (1.36%) SAP Payroll
15 58 (1.31%) SAP CRM
16 54 (1.22%) SAP PM
17 48 (1.08%) SAP IS-U
18 47 (1.06%) SAP WM
19 46 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
20 45 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 244 (5.52%) SuccessFactors
2 162 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 156 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (1.83%) SaaS
5 46 (1.04%) Office 365
6 30 (0.68%) PaaS
7 18 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (0.41%) IaaS
8 14 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.29%) Boomi
9 13 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.27%) FinancialForce
11 11 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 9 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.16%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.14%) Force.com
15 5 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.090%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.49%) DNS
2 53 (1.20%) DHCP
3 45 (1.02%) SMS
4 31 (0.70%) SAN
5 29 (0.66%) NetScaler
6 27 (0.61%) Firewall
7 23 (0.52%) Internet
7 23 (0.52%) Skype
8 20 (0.45%) HTTP
9 14 (0.32%) TCP/IP
9 14 (0.32%) VPN
10 12 (0.27%) SSL
11 11 (0.25%) Intranet
12 10 (0.23%) WebEx
13 9 (0.20%) WAN
14 8 (0.18%) LAN
15 7 (0.16%) NAS
15 7 (0.16%) SMTP
15 7 (0.16%) Wireless
16 6 (0.14%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (7.89%) SAP HANA
2 277 (6.26%) SAP BW
3 258 (5.83%) BusinessObjects
4 235 (5.31%) SQL Server
5 155 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
6 131 (2.96%) Big Data
7 102 (2.31%) Power BI
7 102 (2.31%) SAP Data Services
8 98 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 90 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 81 (1.83%) Relational Database
11 70 (1.58%) Oracle Database
12 68 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 58 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 53 (1.20%) Data Lake
14 53 (1.20%) MySQL
15 52 (1.18%) Lumira
16 45 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
17 44 (0.99%) MongoDB
18 41 (0.93%) HBase
Development Applications
1 104 (2.35%) JIRA
2 67 (1.51%) Maven
3 47 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 42 (0.95%) LSMW
5 40 (0.90%) Git (software)
6 38 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 31 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (0.47%) TeamCity
10 17 (0.38%) Gradle
11 15 (0.34%) Ant
12 14 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.27%) Artifactory
13 12 (0.27%) MSBuild
13 12 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.23%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.23%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.20%) GitLab
15 9 (0.20%) PyCharm
15 9 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,433 (32.39%) Finance
2 670 (15.14%) Manufacturing
3 472 (10.67%) Telecoms
4 451 (10.19%) Marketing
5 388 (8.77%) Electronics
6 242 (5.47%) Retail
7 92 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 79 (1.79%) Billing
9 78 (1.76%) Legal
10 68 (1.54%) Banking
11 53 (1.20%) General Ledger
12 38 (0.86%) Advertising
13 35 (0.79%) Automotive
14 29 (0.66%) Back Office
15 25 (0.57%) French Language
16 24 (0.54%) German Language
17 21 (0.47%) Games
18 16 (0.36%) Aerospace
19 13 (0.29%) Publishing
20 10 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,185 (26.79%) Consultant
2 1,011 (22.85%) SAP Consultant
3 590 (13.34%) Analyst
4 497 (11.23%) Developer
5 410 (9.27%) Architect
6 332 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 311 (7.03%) SAP Manager
8 230 (5.20%) SAP Analyst
9 228 (5.15%) Business Analyst
10 202 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
11 199 (4.50%) SAP Developer
12 169 (3.82%) SAP Architect
13 158 (3.57%) SAP Project Manager
14 134 (3.03%) SAP FI Consultant
15 130 (2.94%) Data Analyst
16 111 (2.51%) SAP CO Consultant
17 93 (2.10%) ABAP Developer
17 93 (2.10%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
18 90 (2.03%) SAP Solutions Architect
19 85 (1.92%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (2.85%) Web Services
2 122 (2.76%) .NET
3 107 (2.42%) XML
4 105 (2.37%) Middleware
4 105 (2.37%) SOAP
5 98 (2.22%) HTML
5 98 (2.22%) RESTful
6 85 (1.92%) EDI
7 81 (1.83%) JSON
8 80 (1.81%) CSS
9 76 (1.72%) SAP PI
10 69 (1.56%) SAP Basis
11 67 (1.51%) REST
12 55 (1.24%) XSLT
13 50 (1.13%) SAP Fiori
14 48 (1.08%) Apache Camel
14 48 (1.08%) IDoc
15 42 (0.95%) SAP Smart Forms
15 42 (0.95%) SAP XI
16 39 (0.88%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 243 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 148 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 99 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
5 96 (2.17%) FMCG
6 70 (1.58%) User Experience
7 58 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 51 (1.15%) e-Learning
9 50 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 40 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 33 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (0.70%) PKI
13 28 (0.63%) Data Centre
14 25 (0.57%) Smart Meter
15 21 (0.47%) Life Science
16 18 (0.41%) NHS
17 16 (0.36%) Replication
18 15 (0.34%) Clustering
19 14 (0.32%) Mainframe
19 14 (0.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 163 (3.68%) Windows
2 97 (2.19%) Linux
3 77 (1.74%) Unix
4 75 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 61 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 31 (0.70%) Android
8 26 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (0.52%) Windows Phone
9 23 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
10 12 (0.27%) AIX
10 12 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.25%) SUSE
12 9 (0.20%) Solaris
12 9 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.16%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.068%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 791 (17.88%) Business Intelligence
2 612 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
3 527 (11.91%) ERP
4 466 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 445 (10.06%) Project Management
6 432 (9.76%) Programme Management
7 417 (9.43%) Migration
8 387 (8.75%) Digital Marketing
9 258 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
10 245 (5.54%) Data Migration
11 232 (5.24%) Analytics
12 219 (4.95%) Data Modelling
13 214 (4.84%) Change Management
14 207 (4.68%) Scrum
15 205 (4.63%) CRM
16 188 (4.25%) ETL
17 179 (4.05%) Logistics
18 177 (4.00%) DevOps
19 173 (3.91%) Procure-to-Pay
20 168 (3.80%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 377 (8.52%) SQL
2 308 (6.96%) ABAP
3 196 (4.43%) Java
4 123 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 99 (2.24%) Python
6 96 (2.17%) C#
7 56 (1.27%) VBA
8 54 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 43 (0.97%) XPath
10 36 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 33 (0.75%) C
12 27 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 19 (0.43%) PHP
14 18 (0.41%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.34%) Ruby
15 15 (0.34%) SAPscript
15 15 (0.34%) VB
16 14 (0.32%) Perl
17 13 (0.29%) R
17 13 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 310 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 251 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 194 (4.39%) Degree
4 43 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (0.79%) CCA
6 30 (0.68%) Master's Degree
7 29 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 27 (0.61%) PMP
9 26 (0.59%) PMI Certification
10 24 (0.54%) SAP Certification
11 23 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
12 22 (0.50%) ISEB
13 21 (0.47%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
14 17 (0.38%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 14 (0.32%) MCP
17 13 (0.29%) ACCA
17 13 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (2.62%) QA
2 106 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 71 (1.60%) PMO
4 52 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 42 (0.95%) GDPR
6 35 (0.79%) IFRS
7 30 (0.68%) SLA
8 17 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
9 15 (0.34%) COBIT
9 15 (0.34%) GxP
10 10 (0.23%) GCP
10 10 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 9 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (0.14%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.090%) FIPS 140-2
13 4 (0.090%) GMP
14 3 (0.068%) GAMP
14 3 (0.068%) HL7
15 2 (0.045%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 103 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 42 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (0.93%) XenApp
4 40 (0.90%) XenDesktop
5 39 (0.88%) Docker
6 32 (0.72%) vSphere
7 17 (0.38%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.20%) HDFS
10 7 (0.16%) PowerHA
11 6 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.090%) etcd
12 4 (0.090%) Firmware
12 4 (0.090%) flannel
12 4 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.068%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.045%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.045%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 47 (1.06%) Ansible
1 47 (1.06%) Puppet
2 36 (0.81%) Kubernetes
3 33 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (0.66%) HP ALM
5 25 (0.57%) SCCM
6 24 (0.54%) AirWatch
6 24 (0.54%) XenMobile
7 23 (0.52%) SAP Afaria
8 14 (0.32%) Terraform
9 13 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.27%) Automic
10 12 (0.27%) Control-M
10 12 (0.27%) Salt
11 11 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.23%) MOM
12 10 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 7 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
13 7 (0.16%) Oozie
13 7 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 472 (10.67%) Oracle
2 426 (9.63%) Microsoft
3 111 (2.51%) hybris
4 106 (2.40%) Ariba
5 105 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
6 104 (2.35%) Tableau
7 87 (1.97%) IBM
8 80 (1.81%) Citrix
9 71 (1.60%) HP
10 65 (1.47%) Workday
11 58 (1.31%) VMware
12 57 (1.29%) Concur
13 48 (1.08%) WSO2
14 43 (0.97%) JD Edwards
15 38 (0.86%) Ivanti
16 36 (0.81%) Informatica
17 31 (0.70%) Cognos
17 31 (0.70%) ServiceNow
18 29 (0.66%) Adobe
18 29 (0.66%) webMethods