Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 36 34
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing SAP 5435 5133 5384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.47% 4.82% 4.76%
As % of the Vendors category 12.74% 10.71% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3028 2834 2845
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.05%
10th Percentile £320 £282 £300
90th Percentile £658 £613 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 86 97
UK median hourly rate £17.74 £21.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.47% +8.80% -18.37%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.75 £11.65
90th Percentile £57.62 £57.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £19.08
% change year-on-year -21.43% +10.06% -27.08%

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 42654 47935 49288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 44.99% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26328 29331 29014
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £243 £240 £225
90th Percentile £619 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1718 2165
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.93 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.41% - +3.03%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +3 5110 £488 +8.33% 470
UK excluding London +3 3201 £475 +11.76% 298
London +8 1685 £500 +8.11% 185
South East +5 998 £463 +8.82% 76
North of England +28 769 £500 +25.00% 70
Midlands 0 582 £475 +5.56% 58
North West +19 496 £550 +37.50% 44
South West +7 343 £425 +6.25% 46
East of England +14 335 £513 +20.59% 28
East Midlands +1 283 £488 +5.41% 16
West Midlands -1 266 £425 - 39
Yorkshire +64 221 £463 -2.63% 19
Scotland +61 105 £450 +20.00% 11
Wales 0 65 £500 +5.26% 6
North East +10 46 £405 +15.71% 7
Northern Ireland -56 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1802 (33.16%) Finance
2 1137 (20.92%) Manufacturing
3 1127 (20.74%) Business Intelligence
4 868 (15.97%) Marketing
5 866 (15.93%) Programme Management
6 843 (15.51%) Telecoms
7 809 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
8 802 (14.76%) Electronics
8 802 (14.76%) Digital Marketing
9 728 (13.39%) ERP
10 571 (10.51%) Oracle
11 551 (10.14%) Migration
12 528 (9.71%) Security Cleared
13 519 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 488 (8.98%) Project Management
15 418 (7.69%) SAP FI
16 416 (7.65%) SC Cleared
17 404 (7.43%) SQL
18 393 (7.23%) SAP BW
19 391 (7.19%) Retail
20 378 (6.95%) SAP CO
21 375 (6.90%) Data Migration
22 351 (6.46%) SAP FI/CO
23 341 (6.27%) Microsoft
24 318 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
25 309 (5.69%) SAP HANA
26 295 (5.43%) Java
27 285 (5.24%) BusinessObjects
28 267 (4.91%) ABAP
29 254 (4.67%) Scrum

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
1 105 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 92 (1.69%) Mule
3 84 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 75 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
5 74 (1.36%) NetWeaver
6 67 (1.23%) Confluence
7 53 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 52 (0.96%) CMS
9 44 (0.81%) SAS
10 38 (0.70%) SAP Portal
11 31 (0.57%) Apache Solr
12 25 (0.46%) Apache
12 25 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 18 (0.33%) MS Exchange
13 18 (0.33%) nginx
14 16 (0.29%) Documentum
15 15 (0.28%) Mule ESB
16 14 (0.26%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.24%) IIS
17 13 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 238 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 99 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 72 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 63 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.092%) SPSS
8 3 (0.055%) Windchill
9 2 (0.037%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.037%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.037%) Stata
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.018%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.018%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.018%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 418 (7.69%) SAP FI
2 378 (6.95%) SAP CO
3 351 (6.46%) SAP FI/CO
4 232 (4.27%) SAP ERP
5 202 (3.72%) SAP S/4HANA
5 202 (3.72%) SAP SD
6 194 (3.57%) SAP MM
7 171 (3.15%) SAP HR
8 139 (2.56%) SAP Retail
9 105 (1.93%) SAP Hybris
10 87 (1.60%) SAP HCM
11 85 (1.56%) SAP CRM
12 77 (1.42%) SAP IS-U
13 76 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 76 (1.40%) SAP PM
14 62 (1.14%) SAP Payroll
15 61 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
16 57 (1.05%) SAP BPC
17 55 (1.01%) SAP APO
18 54 (0.99%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 167 (3.07%) SuccessFactors
2 120 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (1.12%) SaaS
5 48 (0.88%) Office 365
6 41 (0.75%) IaaS
7 19 (0.35%) PaaS
8 18 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (0.28%) G Suite
9 15 (0.28%) iPaaS
10 14 (0.26%) Boomi
10 14 (0.26%) GitHub
11 11 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 9 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.17%) Force.com
13 9 (0.17%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.13%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 7 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.07%) Firewall
2 39 (0.72%) LAN
2 39 (0.72%) WAN
3 28 (0.52%) SAN
3 28 (0.52%) VPN
4 26 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 22 (0.40%) HTTP
5 22 (0.40%) Internet
6 16 (0.29%) Wireless
7 15 (0.28%) DNS
7 15 (0.28%) SMS
7 15 (0.28%) SSL
8 14 (0.26%) MPLS
8 14 (0.26%) Network Security
9 13 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (0.22%) 3G
10 12 (0.22%) GPRS
10 12 (0.22%) GSM
10 12 (0.22%) LTE
10 12 (0.22%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (7.23%) SAP BW
2 309 (5.69%) SAP HANA
3 285 (5.24%) BusinessObjects
4 161 (2.96%) SQL Server
5 158 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
6 147 (2.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 124 (2.28%) SAP Data Services
8 116 (2.13%) Big Data
9 108 (1.99%) Hadoop
10 77 (1.42%) Relational Database
11 69 (1.27%) Oracle Database
11 69 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 52 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 51 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 49 (0.90%) MongoDB
15 44 (0.81%) QlikView
16 43 (0.79%) MySQL
17 42 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
18 38 (0.70%) RDBMS
19 36 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 139 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 127 (2.34%) JIRA
3 119 (2.19%) Maven
4 81 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 60 (1.10%) LSMW
6 40 (0.74%) Cucumber
7 32 (0.59%) TeamCity
8 26 (0.48%) Selenium
9 25 (0.46%) Visual Studio
10 24 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (0.42%) SoapUI
12 19 (0.35%) Ant
13 15 (0.28%) Artifactory
14 14 (0.26%) Gradle
14 14 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (0.22%) GitLab
16 12 (0.22%) MSBuild
16 12 (0.22%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 1802 (33.16%) Finance
2 1137 (20.92%) Manufacturing
3 868 (15.97%) Marketing
4 843 (15.51%) Telecoms
5 802 (14.76%) Electronics
6 391 (7.19%) Retail
7 168 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 148 (2.72%) Banking
9 120 (2.21%) Billing
10 60 (1.10%) General Ledger
11 57 (1.05%) Legal
12 41 (0.75%) Automotive
13 36 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 33 (0.61%) Advertising
15 28 (0.52%) Back Office
15 28 (0.52%) German Language
16 27 (0.50%) French Language
17 26 (0.48%) Law
18 25 (0.46%) Spanish Language
19 21 (0.39%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1549 (28.50%) Consultant
2 1342 (24.69%) SAP Consultant
3 777 (14.30%) Analyst
4 636 (11.70%) Developer
5 438 (8.06%) Architect
6 407 (7.49%) SAP Manager
7 363 (6.68%) Project Manager
8 309 (5.69%) SAP Analyst
9 274 (5.04%) Business Analyst
10 231 (4.25%) SAP Architect
11 220 (4.05%) SAP Developer
12 209 (3.85%) SAP Project Manager
13 181 (3.33%) SAP FI Consultant
14 179 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
15 165 (3.04%) SAP CO Consultant
16 148 (2.72%) Data Analyst
16 148 (2.72%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
17 133 (2.45%) Functional Consultant
18 110 (2.02%) SAP Business Analyst
19 104 (1.91%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (3.77%) XML
2 198 (3.64%) JSON
3 171 (3.15%) Middleware
4 155 (2.85%) Web Services
5 148 (2.72%) HTML
6 110 (2.02%) XSLT
7 109 (2.01%) .NET
8 108 (1.99%) CSS
8 108 (1.99%) SAP Fiori
9 107 (1.97%) SAP Basis
10 103 (1.90%) Swagger
11 102 (1.88%) WireMock
12 95 (1.75%) Apache Camel
13 94 (1.73%) SOAP
14 90 (1.66%) REST
15 82 (1.51%) Spring
16 74 (1.36%) SAP PI
17 70 (1.29%) RESTful
18 64 (1.18%) SAPUI5
19 60 (1.10%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 318 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
3 144 (2.65%) FMCG
4 126 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 93 (1.71%) User Experience
6 65 (1.20%) Virtual Team
7 48 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 39 (0.72%) Computer Science
9 38 (0.70%) Mobile App
10 33 (0.61%) NHS
11 29 (0.53%) e-Learning
12 26 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (0.46%) PMI
14 24 (0.44%) Replication
15 23 (0.42%) Data Centre
15 23 (0.42%) EPoS
15 23 (0.42%) Social Media
16 22 (0.40%) Fintech
16 22 (0.40%) Life Science
17 19 (0.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 199 (3.66%) Linux
2 151 (2.78%) Windows
3 149 (2.74%) Unix
4 53 (0.98%) Solaris
5 46 (0.85%) Windows Server
6 36 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 34 (0.63%) Android
8 30 (0.55%) AIX
9 27 (0.50%) Mac OS X
9 27 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (0.46%) Windows 10
11 20 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.22%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.13%) SUSE
15 5 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.074%) VMS
17 3 (0.055%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.055%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1127 (20.74%) Business Intelligence
2 866 (15.93%) Programme Management
3 809 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 802 (14.76%) Digital Marketing
5 728 (13.39%) ERP
6 551 (10.14%) Migration
7 519 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 488 (8.98%) Project Management
9 375 (6.90%) Data Migration
10 254 (4.67%) Scrum
11 251 (4.62%) CRM
12 238 (4.38%) SAP Implementation
13 236 (4.34%) TDD
14 230 (4.23%) Change Management
15 228 (4.20%) Data Modelling
16 225 (4.14%) Analytics
17 215 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
18 214 (3.94%) Logistics
19 209 (3.85%) ITIL
20 190 (3.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 404 (7.43%) SQL
2 295 (5.43%) Java
3 267 (4.91%) ABAP
4 165 (3.04%) JavaScript
5 145 (2.67%) Python
6 103 (1.90%) XPath
7 82 (1.51%) C#
8 61 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 58 (1.07%) T-SQL
10 53 (0.98%) Perl
11 47 (0.86%) Korn
12 36 (0.66%) C
13 34 (0.63%) PHP
14 33 (0.61%) VB
15 32 (0.59%) PowerShell
16 29 (0.53%) Ruby
17 28 (0.52%) VBA
18 24 (0.44%) R
19 16 (0.29%) Bash Shell
20 13 (0.24%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 528 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 416 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 206 (3.79%) Degree
4 54 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 53 (0.98%) SAP Certification
6 50 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 35 (0.64%) ISEB
8 34 (0.63%) PMP
9 28 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 25 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 25 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 20 (0.37%) CIMA
13 19 (0.35%) BC Cleared
14 17 (0.31%) ACCA
15 16 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (0.28%) HND
17 14 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
19 12 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 121 (2.23%) QA
3 79 (1.45%) PMO
4 58 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 47 (0.86%) SLA
6 27 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.35%) IFRS
8 15 (0.28%) GDPR
9 14 (0.26%) JSP 440
10 12 (0.22%) GxP
11 10 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.18%) GAAP
12 5 (0.092%) EMIR
12 5 (0.092%) HL7
13 4 (0.074%) COSO
13 4 (0.074%) GMP
13 4 (0.074%) IFRS 9
14 3 (0.055%) COBIT
14 3 (0.055%) MiFID
14 3 (0.055%) WCAG
System Software
1 83 (1.53%) Docker
2 60 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 38 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 23 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (0.39%) HDFS
7 19 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 11 (0.20%) vSphere
10 10 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.092%) XenApp
12 4 (0.074%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.074%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.074%) XenServer
13 3 (0.055%) SRDF
14 2 (0.037%) Firmware
14 2 (0.037%) iptables
14 2 (0.037%) NFS
14 2 (0.037%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 86 (1.58%) Puppet
2 76 (1.40%) Ansible
3 68 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (0.85%) Kubernetes
5 39 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (0.39%) AirWatch
6 21 (0.39%) Salt
6 21 (0.39%) SCCM
7 19 (0.35%) Terraform
8 16 (0.29%) MOM
9 15 (0.28%) Kibana
10 13 (0.24%) logstash
11 11 (0.20%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.15%) Grafana
12 8 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
14 6 (0.11%) Mesos
14 6 (0.11%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.11%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.092%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 571 (10.51%) Oracle
2 341 (6.27%) Microsoft
3 212 (3.90%) Ariba
4 122 (2.24%) hybris
5 112 (2.06%) IBM
6 103 (1.90%) HP
7 95 (1.75%) Tableau
8 75 (1.38%) Workday
8 75 (1.38%) WSO2
9 68 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
10 64 (1.18%) VMware
11 61 (1.12%) JD Edwards
12 54 (0.99%) Concur
13 50 (0.92%) Adobe
14 44 (0.81%) Cisco
14 44 (0.81%) Sybase
15 42 (0.77%) Sun
16 39 (0.72%) Google
17 37 (0.68%) Cognos
17 37 (0.68%) Veritas