Period
to 17 April 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 46 55
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing SAP 2,551 2,633 3,950
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.80% 4.54% 4.12%
As % of the Vendors category 11.65% 10.70% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,453 1,519 2,261
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 66
10th Percentile £11.97 £10.45 £11.50
25th Percentile £13.50 £18.24 £17.63
Median hourly rate £20.95 £22.50 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.89% -32.84% +91.43%
75th Percentile £39.63 £42.50 £57.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.48 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -26.78% -15.09% +51.43%

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 21,896 24,597 40,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.22% 42.40% 41.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,001 15,352 25,450
10th Percentile £273 £214 £263
25th Percentile £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £550 £556
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 1,067 1,346
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.80 £10.78
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.50 £12.88
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% +8.00% +2.94%
75th Percentile £45.50 £30.53 £35.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.04% +7.58% +4.04%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -4 1,864 £513 +1.28% 253
Work from Home -6 1,063 £500 - 51
UK excluding London -7 906 £500 - 159
London -15 722 £538 +2.38% 94
South East -5 302 £495 -1.00% 37
Midlands +8 167 £475 - 42
South West +12 159 £525 - 22
North of England -9 156 £500 - 34
West Midlands +9 106 £475 - 27
North West -18 87 £500 - 20
East of England +10 67 £475 +5.56% 18
Yorkshire +25 62 £513 +2.50% 11
East Midlands +12 57 £475 +5.56% 15
Scotland -20 36 £450 +0.56% 5
Wales +10 11 £525 -10.64% 1
Northern Ireland +5 8 £500 -9.09%
North East +25 7 £438 -32.69% 3

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 850 (33.32%) Finance
2 614 (24.07%) Business Intelligence
3 568 (22.27%) Manufacturing
4 496 (19.44%) Public Sector
5 491 (19.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 456 (17.88%) Marketing
7 447 (17.52%) Programme Management
8 439 (17.21%) Telecoms
9 419 (16.42%) Digital Marketing
10 417 (16.35%) Electronics
11 377 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
12 323 (12.66%) Azure
13 307 (12.03%) Migration
14 304 (11.92%) ERP
15 295 (11.56%) Oracle
16 261 (10.23%) SQL
17 242 (9.49%) Security Cleared
18 237 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 224 (8.78%) Analytics
20 216 (8.47%) Data Modelling
20 216 (8.47%) Microsoft
21 197 (7.72%) SC Cleared
22 193 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
23 181 (7.10%) Project Management
24 173 (6.78%) AWS
25 165 (6.47%) CRM
26 163 (6.39%) Data Migration
27 161 (6.31%) Java
28 152 (5.96%) SAP BW
28 152 (5.96%) SAP HANA

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 58 (2.27%) Confluence
1 58 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.02%) NetWeaver
3 19 (0.74%) WebSphere
4 16 (0.63%) Apache
4 16 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (0.63%) SAP Portal
5 15 (0.59%) Apache Spark
5 15 (0.59%) CMS
6 14 (0.55%) JBoss
7 13 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
8 12 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (0.39%) Headless CMS
9 10 (0.39%) Red Hat Fuse
10 9 (0.35%) Mule
11 8 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.27%) IIS
13 5 (0.20%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 85 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.078%) SPSS
8 1 (0.039%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.039%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 491 (19.25%) SAP S/4HANA
2 102 (4.00%) SAP FI
3 88 (3.45%) SAP CO
4 81 (3.18%) SAP MM
5 79 (3.10%) SAP FI/CO
5 79 (3.10%) SAP SD
6 57 (2.23%) SAP Hybris
7 55 (2.16%) SAP ERP
8 51 (2.00%) SAP MDG
9 46 (1.80%) SAP PP
10 44 (1.72%) SAP CRM
11 35 (1.37%) SAP PSCD
12 34 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
13 32 (1.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 31 (1.22%) SAP HR
15 28 (1.10%) SAP Retail
15 28 (1.10%) SAP WM
16 24 (0.94%) SAP EWM
16 24 (0.94%) SAP IS-U
16 24 (0.94%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 323 (12.66%) Azure
2 173 (6.78%) AWS
3 127 (4.98%) SuccessFactors
4 109 (4.27%) Power Platform
5 75 (2.94%) SaaS
6 72 (2.82%) Microsoft 365
7 51 (2.00%) IaaS
7 51 (2.00%) PaaS
8 42 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
9 36 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 34 (1.33%) GCP
11 33 (1.29%) Amazon EKS
12 26 (1.02%) GitHub
13 16 (0.63%) PowerApps
14 15 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (0.51%) Boomi
16 12 (0.47%) Amazon S3
16 12 (0.47%) Serverless
17 9 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
17 9 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.25%) HTTP
2 21 (0.82%) VPN
3 20 (0.78%) Firewall
4 15 (0.59%) DNS
5 14 (0.55%) WAN
6 13 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (0.47%) LAN
8 11 (0.43%) SAN
9 10 (0.39%) FTP
10 8 (0.31%) DHCP
10 8 (0.31%) Internet
10 8 (0.31%) Skype
10 8 (0.31%) VoIP
10 8 (0.31%) Wireless
11 6 (0.24%) MPLS
12 5 (0.20%) SD-WAN
13 4 (0.16%) Network Security
13 4 (0.16%) PBX
14 3 (0.12%) PuTTY
14 3 (0.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (5.96%) SAP BW
1 152 (5.96%) SAP HANA
2 126 (4.94%) BusinessObjects
3 98 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
4 94 (3.68%) Power BI
5 88 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 70 (2.74%) SAP Data Services
7 47 (1.84%) Oracle Database
8 42 (1.65%) Big Data
9 41 (1.61%) Tableau
10 32 (1.25%) Relational Database
11 30 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 29 (1.14%) MySQL
13 25 (0.98%) Data Lake
13 25 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (0.82%) DB2
14 21 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
15 20 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
15 20 (0.78%) MongoDB
16 18 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 111 (4.35%) JIRA
2 63 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 52 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 23 (0.90%) Bitbucket
4 23 (0.90%) GitLab
5 17 (0.67%) Artifactory
6 15 (0.59%) Cucumber
6 15 (0.59%) Selenium
6 15 (0.59%) SoapUI
6 15 (0.59%) Subversion
7 14 (0.55%) Postman
8 12 (0.47%) Toad
9 11 (0.43%) LSMW
9 11 (0.43%) PowerDesigner
10 10 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.35%) Ant
12 8 (0.31%) JMeter
12 8 (0.31%) Maven
13 7 (0.27%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 850 (33.32%) Finance
2 568 (22.27%) Manufacturing
3 496 (19.44%) Public Sector
4 456 (17.88%) Marketing
5 439 (17.21%) Telecoms
6 417 (16.35%) Electronics
7 121 (4.74%) Retail
8 66 (2.59%) Billing
9 62 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 39 (1.53%) Banking
10 39 (1.53%) French Language
10 39 (1.53%) German Language
11 36 (1.41%) Publishing
12 33 (1.29%) Legal
13 27 (1.06%) Aerospace
14 25 (0.98%) Back Office
15 24 (0.94%) General Ledger
16 15 (0.59%) Automotive
16 15 (0.59%) Law
17 13 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 625 (24.50%) Consultant
2 529 (20.74%) SAP Consultant
3 342 (13.41%) Architect
4 320 (12.54%) Analyst
5 279 (10.94%) Developer
6 162 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 153 (6.00%) SAP Manager
8 122 (4.78%) Business Analyst
9 115 (4.51%) SAP Architect
10 105 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
11 102 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
11 102 (4.00%) SAP Developer
12 91 (3.57%) Data Architect
13 72 (2.82%) Data Analyst
14 64 (2.51%) SAP Project Manager
15 62 (2.43%) Functional Consultant
16 58 (2.27%) Data Modeller
17 57 (2.23%) SAP Functional Consultant
18 50 (1.96%) Data Engineer
19 48 (1.88%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (3.10%) XML
2 73 (2.86%) Web Services
3 64 (2.51%) JSON
4 62 (2.43%) Middleware
5 54 (2.12%) SOAP
6 48 (1.88%) .NET
7 44 (1.72%) HTML
8 43 (1.69%) REST
9 42 (1.65%) Kafka
9 42 (1.65%) SAP Fiori
10 41 (1.61%) SAP Basis
11 40 (1.57%) SAPUI5
12 37 (1.45%) RESTful
13 32 (1.25%) SAP PI
14 29 (1.14%) Node.js
15 27 (1.06%) J2EE
16 26 (1.02%) CSS
16 26 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
17 25 (0.98%) EDI
18 24 (0.94%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 193 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (2.43%) Management Information System
3 53 (2.08%) User Experience
4 48 (1.88%) FMCG
5 45 (1.76%) NHS
6 33 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (1.06%) Public Cloud
8 26 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 25 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (0.86%) Data Centre
10 22 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (0.71%) Life Science
12 17 (0.67%) Cloud Native
12 17 (0.67%) Clustering
13 14 (0.55%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.55%) Mainframe
13 14 (0.55%) Social Media
14 12 (0.47%) Replication
15 11 (0.43%) PKI
15 11 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 137 (5.37%) Windows
2 122 (4.78%) Linux
3 63 (2.47%) Unix
4 30 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 16 (0.63%) Android
7 15 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.47%) SUSE
10 11 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (0.39%) AIX
11 10 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.20%) Solaris
14 5 (0.20%) VME
14 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
15 4 (0.16%) zOS
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (24.07%) Business Intelligence
2 447 (17.52%) Programme Management
3 419 (16.42%) Digital Marketing
4 377 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
5 307 (12.03%) Migration
6 304 (11.92%) ERP
7 237 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 224 (8.78%) Analytics
9 216 (8.47%) Data Modelling
10 181 (7.10%) Project Management
11 165 (6.47%) CRM
12 163 (6.39%) Data Migration
13 131 (5.14%) DevOps
14 123 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
15 118 (4.63%) ETL
16 113 (4.43%) Logistics
17 108 (4.23%) Data Analysis
18 105 (4.12%) Data Governance
19 99 (3.88%) Data Architecture
20 95 (3.72%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 261 (10.23%) SQL
2 161 (6.31%) Java
3 127 (4.98%) ABAP
4 123 (4.82%) Python
5 65 (2.55%) JavaScript
6 49 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 39 (1.53%) Perl
8 38 (1.49%) C
9 34 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 21 (0.82%) PowerShell
11 20 (0.78%) C#
11 20 (0.78%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.71%) VBA
13 17 (0.67%) Apex Code
14 16 (0.63%) Ruby
15 14 (0.55%) R
15 14 (0.55%) TypeScript
15 14 (0.55%) XPath
16 11 (0.43%) C++
17 9 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 242 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 197 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 95 (3.72%) Degree
4 43 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 40 (1.57%) ISEB
6 38 (1.49%) ISTQB
7 31 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 23 (0.90%) PMP
9 22 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 16 (0.63%) ACCA
11 15 (0.59%) CCA
11 15 (0.59%) CIMA
12 13 (0.51%) CISSP
13 11 (0.43%) Master's Degree
13 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.43%) SAP Certification
14 9 (0.35%) AWS Certification
14 9 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.37%) QA
2 58 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 51 (2.00%) PMO
4 33 (1.29%) GDPR
5 26 (1.02%) SLA
6 15 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.55%) GRC
7 14 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.51%) IFRS
9 12 (0.47%) NIST
10 9 (0.35%) COBIT
11 8 (0.31%) GxP
12 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.24%) IFRS 9
13 6 (0.24%) NCSC
14 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.20%) ITGC
14 5 (0.20%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 76 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 64 (2.51%) Docker
3 28 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.35%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.20%) vCloud
7 4 (0.16%) RACF
7 4 (0.16%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.078%) NFS
9 1 (0.039%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.039%) SAP ITS
9 1 (0.039%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.039%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (2.35%) Kubernetes
2 45 (1.76%) Terraform
3 40 (1.57%) Ansible
4 29 (1.14%) Grafana
4 29 (1.14%) Prometheus
5 28 (1.10%) Rancher
6 26 (1.02%) Consul
6 26 (1.02%) Fluentd
6 26 (1.02%) Istio
6 26 (1.02%) Kibana
6 26 (1.02%) logstash
7 18 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (0.47%) Puppet
10 9 (0.35%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.35%) HP ALM
10 9 (0.35%) SCCM
11 8 (0.31%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.27%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 295 (11.56%) Oracle
2 216 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 132 (5.17%) Ariba
4 116 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 72 (2.82%) hybris
6 61 (2.39%) Remedy
7 48 (1.88%) IBM
8 42 (1.65%) Google
9 39 (1.53%) VMware
9 39 (1.53%) Workday
10 38 (1.49%) Sparx
11 35 (1.37%) ServiceNow
12 33 (1.29%) Splunk
13 32 (1.25%) Concur
14 30 (1.18%) webMethods
15 29 (1.14%) AppDynamics
16 27 (1.06%) MuleSoft
17 25 (0.98%) Adobe
17 25 (0.98%) Red Hat
18 24 (0.94%) Informatica