Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 35 34
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing SAP 5237 5205 5326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.08% 4.94% 4.72%
As % of the Vendors category 11.91% 10.89% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2884 2924 2801
UK median daily rate £489 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £319 £291 £300
90th Percentile £663 £613 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 81 100
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% -1.18% -1.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £5.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.20 £59.31 £50.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.39% +2.50% -13.04%

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 43983 47802 48849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 45.34% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27338 29209 28805
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1473 1700 2082
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.23 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.20 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -2 4916 £500 +11.11% 471
UK excluding London +1 3052 £475 +10.47% 321
London -12 1669 £500 +8.11% 156
South East 0 936 £461 +8.53% 75
North of England +22 721 £500 +21.21% 96
Midlands -5 579 £475 +2.70% 58
North West +15 490 £550 +33.33% 52
South West +12 323 £420 +5.00% 49
East of England +5 323 £513 +17.28% 28
East Midlands +1 285 £475 +2.15% 20
West Midlands -3 261 £448 -0.56% 37
Yorkshire +50 186 £450 -1.10% 38
Scotland +38 112 £450 +16.88% 9
Wales -4 52 £450 -7.69% 4
North East +16 41 £405 +8.72% 6
Northern Ireland -47 4 £513 +17.14% 2

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SAP.

1 1700 (32.46%) Finance
2 1065 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
3 1055 (20.15%) Manufacturing
4 822 (15.70%) Marketing
5 809 (15.45%) Programme Management
6 790 (15.08%) Telecoms
7 773 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
8 748 (14.28%) Electronics
9 747 (14.26%) Digital Marketing
10 664 (12.68%) ERP
11 547 (10.44%) Migration
12 543 (10.37%) Oracle
13 512 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 468 (8.94%) Project Management
15 464 (8.86%) Security Cleared
16 412 (7.87%) SAP FI
17 408 (7.79%) Retail
18 400 (7.64%) SQL
19 370 (7.07%) SAP CO
20 368 (7.03%) SAP BW
21 366 (6.99%) SC Cleared
21 366 (6.99%) Data Migration
22 346 (6.61%) SAP FI/CO
23 339 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
24 314 (6.00%) Microsoft
25 301 (5.75%) Java
26 283 (5.40%) SAP HANA
27 273 (5.21%) ABAP
28 262 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
29 254 (4.85%) CRM

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 95 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 94 (1.79%) Mule
3 79 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 73 (1.39%) NetWeaver
5 72 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
6 62 (1.18%) Confluence
7 59 (1.13%) Apache Spark
8 47 (0.90%) CMS
9 35 (0.67%) SAS
10 30 (0.57%) SAP Portal
11 26 (0.50%) Apache
11 26 (0.50%) Apache Solr
11 26 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.34%) Mule ESB
14 17 (0.32%) nginx
15 14 (0.27%) Documentum
16 12 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 12 (0.23%) MS Exchange
17 11 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 232 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
3 98 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 54 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.076%) SPSS
9 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.038%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.038%) Stata
9 2 (0.038%) Windchill
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.019%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.019%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 412 (7.87%) SAP FI
2 370 (7.07%) SAP CO
3 346 (6.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 208 (3.97%) SAP ERP
4 208 (3.97%) SAP S/4HANA
5 197 (3.76%) SAP SD
6 194 (3.70%) SAP MM
7 173 (3.30%) SAP HR
8 146 (2.79%) SAP Retail
9 105 (2.00%) SAP Hybris
10 93 (1.78%) SAP HCM
11 90 (1.72%) SAP IS-U
12 72 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 71 (1.36%) SAP CRM
14 68 (1.30%) SAP Payroll
15 63 (1.20%) SAP PM
16 61 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
17 60 (1.15%) SAP BPC
18 49 (0.94%) SAP APO
18 49 (0.94%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 185 (3.53%) SuccessFactors
2 130 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (1.30%) SaaS
5 54 (1.03%) Office 365
6 46 (0.88%) IaaS
7 19 (0.36%) PaaS
8 18 (0.34%) iPaaS
9 16 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (0.29%) G Suite
10 15 (0.29%) GitHub
11 12 (0.23%) Boomi
12 11 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 9 (0.17%) Force.com
14 9 (0.17%) OpenShift
15 8 (0.15%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.13%) Google Analytics
17 6 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 4 (0.076%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.01%) Firewall
2 36 (0.69%) LAN
2 36 (0.69%) WAN
3 27 (0.52%) VPN
4 26 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 25 (0.48%) SAN
6 21 (0.40%) Internet
7 17 (0.32%) DNS
8 16 (0.31%) HTTP
8 16 (0.31%) SMS
8 16 (0.31%) Wireless
9 15 (0.29%) SSL
10 13 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (0.23%) Network Security
12 11 (0.21%) Kerberos
12 11 (0.21%) MPLS
12 11 (0.21%) WLAN
13 10 (0.19%) Ethernet
13 10 (0.19%) IPv6
14 9 (0.17%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (7.03%) SAP BW
2 283 (5.40%) SAP HANA
3 262 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
4 157 (3.00%) SQL Server
5 132 (2.52%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 128 (2.44%) Big Data
6 128 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 115 (2.20%) Hadoop
8 111 (2.12%) SAP Data Services
9 67 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
10 61 (1.16%) Oracle Database
11 57 (1.09%) Relational Database
12 52 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 49 (0.94%) MongoDB
14 43 (0.82%) MySQL
15 42 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 36 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 35 (0.67%) QlikView
18 33 (0.63%) HBase
19 32 (0.61%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 128 (2.44%) JIRA
2 123 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 109 (2.08%) Maven
4 78 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 61 (1.16%) LSMW
6 39 (0.74%) Cucumber
7 36 (0.69%) TeamCity
8 31 (0.59%) Visual Studio
9 25 (0.48%) SoapUI
10 24 (0.46%) Selenium
11 22 (0.42%) Ant
12 21 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (0.31%) Artifactory
13 16 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (0.29%) Gradle
14 15 (0.29%) MSBuild
15 14 (0.27%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.25%) GitLab
17 12 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
17 12 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 1700 (32.46%) Finance
2 1055 (20.15%) Manufacturing
3 822 (15.70%) Marketing
4 790 (15.08%) Telecoms
5 748 (14.28%) Electronics
6 408 (7.79%) Retail
7 152 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 144 (2.75%) Banking
9 127 (2.43%) Billing
10 57 (1.09%) General Ledger
11 54 (1.03%) Legal
12 48 (0.92%) Advertising
13 37 (0.71%) Automotive
14 35 (0.67%) Aerospace
15 30 (0.57%) German Language
16 28 (0.53%) Italian Language
17 26 (0.50%) Back Office
17 26 (0.50%) Spanish Language
18 23 (0.44%) French Language
19 22 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 1445 (27.59%) Consultant
2 1264 (24.14%) SAP Consultant
3 774 (14.78%) Analyst
4 615 (11.74%) Developer
5 459 (8.76%) Architect
6 363 (6.93%) SAP Manager
7 339 (6.47%) Project Manager
8 314 (6.00%) SAP Analyst
9 270 (5.16%) Business Analyst
10 226 (4.32%) SAP Developer
11 225 (4.30%) SAP Architect
12 205 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
13 192 (3.67%) SAP Project Manager
14 166 (3.17%) SAP FI Consultant
15 150 (2.86%) SAP CO Consultant
16 145 (2.77%) Data Analyst
17 134 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
18 121 (2.31%) Functional Consultant
19 113 (2.16%) SAP Business Analyst
20 99 (1.89%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (3.90%) XML
2 194 (3.70%) JSON
3 162 (3.09%) Middleware
3 162 (3.09%) Web Services
4 137 (2.62%) HTML
5 109 (2.08%) SOAP
6 108 (2.06%) .NET
7 104 (1.99%) XSLT
8 98 (1.87%) SAP Fiori
9 96 (1.83%) CSS
9 96 (1.83%) Swagger
9 96 (1.83%) WireMock
10 95 (1.81%) Apache Camel
10 95 (1.81%) REST
11 83 (1.58%) Spring
12 82 (1.57%) SAP Basis
13 75 (1.43%) RESTful
14 71 (1.36%) SAP PI
15 67 (1.28%) SAPUI5
16 59 (1.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 339 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 230 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
3 133 (2.54%) FMCG
4 123 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 86 (1.64%) User Experience
6 65 (1.24%) Virtual Team
7 49 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 46 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 41 (0.78%) Computer Science
10 35 (0.67%) NHS
11 26 (0.50%) Social Media
12 25 (0.48%) Replication
13 24 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (0.42%) EPoS
14 22 (0.42%) Fintech
15 21 (0.40%) Data Centre
15 21 (0.40%) e-Learning
16 19 (0.36%) Life Science
17 17 (0.32%) Algorithms
17 17 (0.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 187 (3.57%) Linux
2 150 (2.86%) Windows
3 149 (2.85%) Unix
4 48 (0.92%) Solaris
5 41 (0.78%) Windows Server
6 32 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 27 (0.52%) AIX
7 27 (0.52%) Android
7 27 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 26 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 18 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 14 (0.27%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.095%) SUSE
15 4 (0.076%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.076%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.057%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1065 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
2 809 (15.45%) Programme Management
3 773 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
4 747 (14.26%) Digital Marketing
5 664 (12.68%) ERP
6 547 (10.44%) Migration
7 512 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 468 (8.94%) Project Management
9 366 (6.99%) Data Migration
10 254 (4.85%) CRM
11 242 (4.62%) Analytics
12 236 (4.51%) Scrum
13 221 (4.22%) Change Management
13 221 (4.22%) SAP Implementation
14 213 (4.07%) TDD
15 205 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
16 202 (3.86%) ITIL
17 196 (3.74%) Logistics
18 192 (3.67%) Data Modelling
19 185 (3.53%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 400 (7.64%) SQL
2 301 (5.75%) Java
3 273 (5.21%) ABAP
4 152 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 145 (2.77%) Python
6 96 (1.83%) XPath
7 74 (1.41%) C#
8 58 (1.11%) Shell Script
9 53 (1.01%) Perl
10 47 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 46 (0.88%) Korn
12 37 (0.71%) C
13 33 (0.63%) PowerShell
14 26 (0.50%) PHP
15 25 (0.48%) R
16 22 (0.42%) VB
17 21 (0.40%) Ruby
17 21 (0.40%) VBA
18 20 (0.38%) PL/SQL
19 16 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 464 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 366 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 195 (3.72%) Degree
4 53 (1.01%) DV Cleared
5 47 (0.90%) SAP Certification
6 37 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 31 (0.59%) ISEB
8 30 (0.57%) PMP
9 28 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 24 (0.46%) CIMA
10 24 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 22 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (0.40%) ACCA
12 21 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
13 20 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (0.32%) BC Cleared
14 17 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (0.29%) HND
16 12 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (2.43%) Data Quality
2 125 (2.39%) QA
3 65 (1.24%) PMO
3 65 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 39 (0.74%) SLA
5 31 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.38%) GDPR
6 20 (0.38%) IFRS
7 13 (0.25%) GxP
8 9 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.15%) GAAP
10 6 (0.11%) EMIR
11 5 (0.095%) GMP
12 4 (0.076%) COBIT
12 4 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.076%) MiFID
12 4 (0.076%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.057%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.038%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 80 (1.53%) Docker
2 62 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 34 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 22 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (0.40%) HDFS
7 17 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 11 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (0.19%) vSphere
11 7 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.11%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.11%) XenServer
13 4 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.076%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.076%) XenApp
14 2 (0.038%) Firmware
14 2 (0.038%) NFS
14 2 (0.038%) Oracle Clusterware
14 2 (0.038%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 88 (1.68%) Puppet
2 76 (1.45%) Ansible
3 68 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 35 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (0.48%) SCCM
7 23 (0.44%) Salt
8 18 (0.34%) AirWatch
8 18 (0.34%) Terraform
9 17 (0.32%) logstash
10 16 (0.31%) Kibana
11 11 (0.21%) MOM
12 10 (0.19%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.15%) Grafana
14 7 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
14 7 (0.13%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.11%) Mesos
15 6 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 5 (0.095%) DatAdvantage
17 4 (0.076%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 543 (10.37%) Oracle
2 314 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 196 (3.74%) Ariba
4 123 (2.35%) hybris
5 104 (1.99%) Tableau
6 96 (1.83%) IBM
7 93 (1.78%) HP
8 79 (1.51%) Workday
9 72 (1.37%) WSO2
10 60 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
11 57 (1.09%) JD Edwards
12 54 (1.03%) VMware
13 45 (0.86%) Concur
14 44 (0.84%) Cisco
15 43 (0.82%) Adobe
16 42 (0.80%) Sybase
17 40 (0.76%) Sun
18 39 (0.74%) Google
19 37 (0.71%) Cognos
20 34 (0.65%) ServiceNow