Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 54 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 -9
Contract jobs citing SAP 2,865 3,997 4,421
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.54% 4.11% 4.36%
As % of the Vendors category 10.61% 9.65% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,708 2,389 2,530
Median daily rate £500 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 78 66
Median hourly rate £26.00 £47.50 £19.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.26% +138.99% -0.63%
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.03 £11.51
90th Percentile £53.33 £61.13 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +54.29% +6.06%

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 26,996 41,428 42,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.80% 42.56% 41.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,218 25,779 26,303
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £263 £240
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,241 1,441 1,433
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +4.35%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.91 £10.80
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.33%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 2,632 £505 +1.00% 372
UK excluding London +10 1,721 £500 +5.26% 298
London +10 911 £525 - 110
South East +18 645 £500 +5.26% 83
North of England +15 328 £500 +14.29% 69
South West -6 273 £525 +5.00% 34
Midlands +12 235 £475 - 51
North West +27 227 £500 +5.26% 42
Work from Home -2 155 £500 - 31
West Midlands +15 145 £475 - 40
East of England -24 129 £450 -14.29% 24
East Midlands +14 84 £450 - 11
Yorkshire -12 80 £500 +17.65% 18
Scotland +18 68 £450 -1.37% 24
Wales +17 31 £550 +2.33% 7
North East +17 20 £650 +57.58% 9
Northern Ireland -15 12 £550 +33.33% 6

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 932 (32.53%) Finance
2 604 (21.08%) Business Intelligence
3 543 (18.95%) Manufacturing
4 538 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
5 478 (16.68%) SAP S/4HANA
6 450 (15.71%) Public Sector
7 414 (14.45%) Marketing
8 404 (14.10%) Programme Management
9 396 (13.82%) Telecoms
10 383 (13.37%) ERP
11 368 (12.84%) Electronics
11 368 (12.84%) Digital Marketing
12 312 (10.89%) Migration
13 292 (10.19%) Security Cleared
14 289 (10.09%) Microsoft
15 285 (9.95%) Oracle
16 281 (9.81%) Project Management
17 261 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 245 (8.55%) Azure
19 232 (8.10%) SQL
20 208 (7.26%) Java
21 203 (7.09%) SuccessFactors
22 201 (7.02%) SC Cleared
23 196 (6.84%) SAP HANA
24 186 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
25 185 (6.46%) Data Modelling
26 184 (6.42%) Analytics
27 175 (6.11%) ABAP
28 173 (6.04%) DevOps
29 166 (5.79%) JIRA

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 87 (3.04%) Confluence
2 68 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.08%) NetWeaver
4 26 (0.91%) Apache Spark
5 23 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 23 (0.80%) SAP Portal
6 18 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
7 16 (0.56%) Mule
8 15 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
9 14 (0.49%) Apache
9 14 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (0.49%) CMS
9 14 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.38%) SAP EP
10 11 (0.38%) SAS
11 7 (0.24%) JBoss
12 6 (0.21%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.17%) Jupyter
13 5 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.14%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 131 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
4 38 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.17%) Sketch
8 2 (0.070%) Figma
8 2 (0.070%) InVision
8 2 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.035%) CATIA
9 1 (0.035%) Marvel
9 1 (0.035%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.035%) SPSS
9 1 (0.035%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 478 (16.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 122 (4.26%) SAP ERP
3 114 (3.98%) SAP FI
4 105 (3.66%) SAP CO
5 97 (3.39%) SAP HR
6 90 (3.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 88 (3.07%) SAP FI/CO
7 88 (3.07%) SAP HCM
8 64 (2.23%) SAP Payroll
9 58 (2.02%) SAP SD
10 57 (1.99%) SAP BPC
11 51 (1.78%) SAP Hybris
12 44 (1.54%) SAP MM
13 43 (1.50%) SAP MDG
14 41 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
15 37 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
16 36 (1.26%) SAP PP
17 29 (1.01%) SAP CRM
18 27 (0.94%) SAP PSCD
19 26 (0.91%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 245 (8.55%) Azure
2 203 (7.09%) SuccessFactors
3 129 (4.50%) AWS
4 96 (3.35%) Power Platform
5 64 (2.23%) SaaS
6 54 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
7 49 (1.71%) Office 365
8 42 (1.47%) PaaS
9 28 (0.98%) GCP
10 27 (0.94%) Boomi
10 27 (0.94%) IaaS
11 24 (0.84%) Amazon S3
12 23 (0.80%) Trello
13 17 (0.59%) Serverless
14 16 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
15 15 (0.52%) GitHub
16 14 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
17 13 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (0.45%) PowerApps
18 12 (0.42%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.01%) Firewall
2 19 (0.66%) DNS
3 15 (0.52%) HTTP
4 13 (0.45%) Network Security
4 13 (0.45%) WAN
5 10 (0.35%) Internet
5 10 (0.35%) VPN
6 9 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.28%) LAN
8 7 (0.24%) DHCP
8 7 (0.24%) Skype
8 7 (0.24%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.21%) FTP
9 6 (0.21%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.21%) SSL
10 5 (0.17%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.14%) Broadband
11 4 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (0.14%) SSH
11 4 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (6.84%) SAP HANA
2 147 (5.13%) SAP BW
3 129 (4.50%) BusinessObjects
4 120 (4.19%) SQL Server
5 111 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
6 94 (3.28%) Power BI
7 74 (2.58%) SAP Data Services
8 50 (1.75%) Data Lake
9 46 (1.61%) Hadoop
10 45 (1.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 44 (1.54%) Big Data
12 43 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 34 (1.19%) Relational Database
14 28 (0.98%) NoSQL
15 26 (0.91%) Oracle Database
16 24 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
17 23 (0.80%) PowerCenter
17 23 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (0.70%) MongoDB
18 20 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 166 (5.79%) JIRA
2 74 (2.58%) Git (software)
3 64 (2.23%) Jenkins
4 40 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
5 38 (1.33%) Maven
6 34 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (1.12%) Selenium
8 19 (0.66%) Gradle
9 18 (0.63%) LSMW
10 16 (0.56%) GitLab
11 12 (0.42%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.42%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.38%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.38%) Subversion
13 10 (0.35%) PowerDesigner
14 9 (0.31%) ERwin
14 9 (0.31%) PVCS
14 9 (0.31%) Toad
15 8 (0.28%) JUnit
16 7 (0.24%) HP UFT
General
1 932 (32.53%) Finance
2 543 (18.95%) Manufacturing
3 450 (15.71%) Public Sector
4 414 (14.45%) Marketing
5 396 (13.82%) Telecoms
6 368 (12.84%) Electronics
7 108 (3.77%) Retail
8 65 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 52 (1.82%) Billing
10 39 (1.36%) Banking
11 31 (1.08%) German Language
12 25 (0.87%) Back Office
12 25 (0.87%) French Language
13 23 (0.80%) General Ledger
14 20 (0.70%) Aerospace
14 20 (0.70%) Law
14 20 (0.70%) Legal
15 15 (0.52%) Local Government
16 14 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 695 (24.26%) Consultant
2 581 (20.28%) SAP Consultant
3 325 (11.34%) Analyst
4 323 (11.27%) Architect
5 302 (10.54%) Developer
6 217 (7.57%) Project Manager
7 212 (7.40%) SAP Manager
8 135 (4.71%) SAP Architect
9 134 (4.68%) SAP Analyst
10 115 (4.01%) SAP Project Manager
11 114 (3.98%) SAP Developer
12 112 (3.91%) Business Analyst
13 101 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
14 78 (2.72%) Data Analyst
15 69 (2.41%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
16 56 (1.95%) Data Architect
17 55 (1.92%) SAP CO Consultant
17 55 (1.92%) SAP FI Consultant
18 50 (1.75%) Functional Consultant
19 48 (1.68%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (3.91%) SAP Fiori
2 103 (3.60%) Web Services
3 79 (2.76%) RESTful
4 77 (2.69%) XML
5 76 (2.65%) SOAP
6 64 (2.23%) HTML
7 62 (2.16%) .NET
8 59 (2.06%) SAPUI5
9 57 (1.99%) SAP PI
10 45 (1.57%) CSS
10 45 (1.57%) SAP Basis
11 42 (1.47%) JSON
12 40 (1.40%) REST
13 39 (1.36%) Spring
14 36 (1.26%) J2EE
15 33 (1.15%) Middleware
15 33 (1.15%) Node.js
16 29 (1.01%) BAPI
17 26 (0.91%) EDI
17 26 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 186 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 52 (1.82%) FMCG
5 50 (1.75%) User Experience
6 43 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
7 34 (1.19%) Data Structures
8 29 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 25 (0.87%) Data Centre
11 22 (0.77%) Life Science
11 22 (0.77%) Public Cloud
12 18 (0.63%) e-Learning
12 18 (0.63%) NHS
13 15 (0.52%) Social Media
14 12 (0.42%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
14 12 (0.42%) CMDB
14 12 (0.42%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 151 (5.27%) Windows
2 94 (3.28%) Linux
3 64 (2.23%) Windows 10
4 46 (1.61%) Unix
5 39 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 28 (0.98%) Android
7 14 (0.49%) AIX
8 12 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.42%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (0.28%) SUSE
11 7 (0.24%) Solaris
12 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.17%) VMS
13 5 (0.17%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (21.08%) Business Intelligence
2 538 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (14.10%) Programme Management
4 383 (13.37%) ERP
5 368 (12.84%) Digital Marketing
6 312 (10.89%) Migration
7 281 (9.81%) Project Management
8 261 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 185 (6.46%) Data Modelling
10 184 (6.42%) Analytics
11 173 (6.04%) DevOps
12 156 (5.45%) Data Migration
13 155 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
14 153 (5.34%) Project Delivery
15 152 (5.31%) Change Management
15 152 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
16 148 (5.17%) CRM
17 139 (4.85%) ETL
18 129 (4.50%) Scrum
19 110 (3.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 232 (8.10%) SQL
2 208 (7.26%) Java
3 175 (6.11%) ABAP
4 88 (3.07%) JavaScript
5 80 (2.79%) Python
6 39 (1.36%) C
7 36 (1.26%) C#
8 23 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 22 (0.77%) Java 8
10 21 (0.73%) PowerShell
11 19 (0.66%) Apple Swift
11 19 (0.66%) Objective-C
11 19 (0.66%) R
12 17 (0.59%) T-SQL
12 17 (0.59%) VBA
13 16 (0.56%) PHP
14 13 (0.45%) XPath
15 12 (0.42%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.42%) Dart
16 10 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 292 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 201 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 92 (3.21%) Degree
4 62 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 21 (0.73%) ACCA
5 21 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (0.73%) CIMA
5 21 (0.73%) PMI Certification
5 21 (0.73%) PMP
6 20 (0.70%) ISEB
7 16 (0.56%) CCA
8 14 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 13 (0.45%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.31%) CISSP
10 9 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.28%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.28%) SAP Certification
12 7 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.24%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (2.55%) QA
2 55 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 47 (1.64%) PMO
4 28 (0.98%) GDPR
4 28 (0.98%) SLA
5 19 (0.66%) JSP 440
5 19 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.56%) RMADS
7 12 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.35%) NIST
9 8 (0.28%) IFRS
9 8 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.21%) NCSC
10 6 (0.21%) WCAG
11 5 (0.17%) GxP
11 5 (0.17%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.10%) GAMP
14 2 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.84%) Docker
3 19 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.28%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.21%) vSphere
6 5 (0.17%) HDFS
6 5 (0.17%) NFS
7 3 (0.10%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.070%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.070%) XenApp
8 2 (0.070%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.035%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.035%) Snort
9 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 28 (0.98%) Ansible
3 15 (0.52%) Terraform
4 13 (0.45%) Kubernetes
4 13 (0.45%) Puppet
5 12 (0.42%) SCCM
6 10 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.24%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.21%) Control-M
9 6 (0.21%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.17%) RSA Archer
11 3 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.10%) Grafana
11 3 (0.10%) Kibana
11 3 (0.10%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.070%) SCOM
Vendors
1 289 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 285 (9.95%) Oracle
3 151 (5.27%) Ariba
4 79 (2.76%) hybris
5 68 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
6 64 (2.23%) Informatica
7 48 (1.68%) ServiceNow
8 45 (1.57%) IBM
9 44 (1.54%) Workday
10 43 (1.50%) Concur
11 42 (1.47%) Adobe
12 39 (1.36%) Tableau
12 39 (1.36%) VMware
13 31 (1.08%) Talend
14 30 (1.05%) Dell
14 30 (1.05%) Google
15 28 (0.98%) webMethods
16 25 (0.87%) Cognos
17 21 (0.73%) MuleSoft
18 17 (0.59%) Xamarin