Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 45 46
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing SAP 3,880 1,428 4,277
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.83% 4.89% 4.88%
As % of the Vendors category 11.88% 11.03% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,131 810 2,533
10th Percentile £356 £340 £348
25th Percentile £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 16 67
10th Percentile £11.93 £20.68 £11.22
25th Percentile £18.49 £28.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate £51.25 £32.50 £27.00
Median % change year-on-year +57.69% +20.37% +2.86%
75th Percentile £63.00 £42.41 £53.75
90th Percentile £76.38 £47.75 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.25 £34.50 £19.73
% change year-on-year +48.55% +74.86% -24.12%

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 32,655 12,945 37,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.68% 44.32% 42.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,103 8,340 23,573
10th Percentile £285 £263 £241
25th Percentile £400 £365 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £694 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 914 380 1,343
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.88 £14.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.30% +10.26% +14.71%
75th Percentile £43.56 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £53.78 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.90
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.73% +10.73%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -5 2,733 £525 - 374
Work from Home -3 1,549 £540 -1.91% 61
UK excluding London -7 1,289 £500 - 247
London -2 1,132 £575 +4.55% 128
South East -14 379 £475 - 53
Midlands +12 282 £484 +11.15% 51
North of England -7 237 £525 +5.00% 60
South West +7 236 £475 -9.52% 51
West Midlands +11 180 £500 +14.94% 33
North West -9 122 £550 +4.76% 24
Yorkshire +23 107 £510 +20.00% 31
East Midlands +9 95 £413 -2.94% 17
East of England -41 68 £495 -2.94% 20
Wales -10 40 £568 -5.42% 5
Scotland -54 39 £450 - 8
Northern Ireland -5 7 £513 +10.81%
North East -22 7 £450 -20.88% 5

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 1,317 (33.94%) Finance
2 881 (22.71%) Social Skills
3 813 (20.95%) Business Intelligence
4 809 (20.85%) SAP S/4HANA
5 725 (18.69%) Manufacturing
6 603 (15.54%) Migration
7 573 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
8 571 (14.72%) Public Sector
9 544 (14.02%) Oracle
10 541 (13.94%) Marketing
11 526 (13.56%) ERP
12 520 (13.40%) Programme Management
13 514 (13.25%) Telecoms
14 504 (12.99%) Azure
15 475 (12.24%) Digital Marketing
16 472 (12.16%) Electronics
17 463 (11.93%) SQL
18 403 (10.39%) Microsoft
19 349 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
20 348 (8.97%) Project Management
21 341 (8.79%) Data Migration
22 315 (8.12%) SAP HANA
23 300 (7.73%) Java
24 291 (7.50%) CRM
25 263 (6.78%) Analytics
26 262 (6.75%) AWS
27 255 (6.57%) Data Modelling
28 250 (6.44%) Retail
29 246 (6.34%) Security Cleared
30 242 (6.24%) 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
1 172 (4.43%) SharePoint
2 55 (1.42%) Confluence
3 43 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
4 34 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 28 (0.72%) Apache
5 28 (0.72%) NetWeaver
6 27 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 17 (0.44%) SAS
8 15 (0.39%) CMS
9 14 (0.36%) SAP Portal
10 13 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
11 11 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (0.28%) JBoss
11 11 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.23%) nginx
12 9 (0.23%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.21%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 132 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 40 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.15%) SPSS
9 4 (0.10%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.052%) InVision
11 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.026%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.026%) Figma
11 1 (0.026%) Flinto
11 1 (0.026%) Marvel
11 1 (0.026%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.026%) Sketch
11 1 (0.026%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.026%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 809 (20.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 154 (3.97%) SAP FI
3 132 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 129 (3.32%) SAP CO
5 120 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
6 119 (3.07%) SAP FI/CO
7 100 (2.58%) SAP MDG
8 97 (2.50%) SAP Hybris
9 96 (2.47%) SAP SD
10 95 (2.45%) SAP ERP
11 85 (2.19%) SAP MM
12 65 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 62 (1.60%) SAP Retail
14 59 (1.52%) SAP PP
15 53 (1.37%) SAP IBP
16 38 (0.98%) SAP HR
17 36 (0.93%) NetSuite
18 35 (0.90%) SAP CRM
18 35 (0.90%) SAP EWM
19 34 (0.88%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 504 (12.99%) Azure
2 262 (6.75%) AWS
3 221 (5.70%) Power Platform
4 156 (4.02%) SuccessFactors
5 139 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
6 135 (3.48%) SaaS
7 105 (2.71%) Microsoft 365
8 86 (2.22%) PaaS
9 84 (2.16%) PowerApps
10 72 (1.86%) IaaS
11 57 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
12 48 (1.24%) GitHub
13 43 (1.11%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 36 (0.93%) Serverless
15 35 (0.90%) GCP
16 34 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
17 29 (0.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 28 (0.72%) Amazon S3
19 23 (0.59%) Amazon EKS
20 22 (0.57%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.01%) Firewall
2 35 (0.90%) HTTP
3 31 (0.80%) FTP
4 28 (0.72%) WAN
5 26 (0.67%) DNS
5 26 (0.67%) VPN
6 24 (0.62%) SAN
7 20 (0.52%) Network Security
8 17 (0.44%) LAN
9 15 (0.39%) Internet
10 11 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.26%) PBX
11 10 (0.26%) Skype
11 10 (0.26%) Wireless
12 9 (0.23%) DHCP
13 8 (0.21%) Intranet
13 8 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (0.18%) SSL
14 7 (0.18%) TCP/IP
14 7 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (8.12%) SAP HANA
2 182 (4.69%) SAP BW
3 148 (3.81%) Power BI
4 147 (3.79%) BusinessObjects
5 135 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
6 112 (2.89%) SQL Server
7 78 (2.01%) Metadata
8 63 (1.62%) Data Lake
9 60 (1.55%) Oracle Database
9 60 (1.55%) SAP Data Services
10 52 (1.34%) Relational Database
11 50 (1.29%) Big Data
12 46 (1.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 40 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 38 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
14 38 (0.98%) Metadata Repository
15 37 (0.95%) MySQL
15 37 (0.95%) NoSQL
16 36 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
17 34 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 128 (3.30%) JIRA
2 84 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 78 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 30 (0.77%) PowerDesigner
5 29 (0.75%) Cucumber
5 29 (0.75%) Subversion
6 27 (0.70%) Selenium
7 24 (0.62%) Bitbucket
8 19 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (0.49%) Gatling
8 19 (0.49%) Postman
9 17 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (0.41%) GitLab
11 15 (0.39%) LSMW
12 13 (0.34%) SoapUI
13 12 (0.31%) ERwin
14 10 (0.26%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.26%) ER Studio
14 10 (0.26%) SonarQube
14 10 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 1,317 (33.94%) Finance
2 881 (22.71%) Social Skills
3 725 (18.69%) Manufacturing
4 571 (14.72%) Public Sector
5 541 (13.94%) Marketing
6 514 (13.25%) Telecoms
7 472 (12.16%) Electronics
8 250 (6.44%) Retail
9 242 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
10 135 (3.48%) Presentation Skills
11 105 (2.71%) Billing
12 79 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 68 (1.75%) Legal
14 54 (1.39%) Law
15 53 (1.37%) Banking
15 53 (1.37%) Influencing Skills
16 52 (1.34%) General Ledger
17 45 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
18 44 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
19 41 (1.06%) German Language
Job Titles
1 988 (25.46%) Consultant
2 733 (18.89%) SAP Consultant
3 502 (12.94%) Architect
4 418 (10.77%) Analyst
5 402 (10.36%) Developer
6 323 (8.32%) Project Manager
7 219 (5.64%) SAP Manager
8 189 (4.87%) Business Analyst
9 177 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
10 160 (4.12%) SAP Developer
11 143 (3.69%) SAP Analyst
12 134 (3.45%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
13 122 (3.14%) SAP Architect
14 121 (3.12%) Data Architect
15 120 (3.09%) SAP Project Manager
16 111 (2.86%) Functional Consultant
17 90 (2.32%) Data Consultant
18 87 (2.24%) SAP Functional Consultant
19 79 (2.04%) Data Analyst
20 73 (1.88%) SAP FI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (3.87%) .NET
2 132 (3.40%) J2EE
3 95 (2.45%) SAP Fiori
4 73 (1.88%) Middleware
4 73 (1.88%) REST
4 73 (1.88%) XML
5 72 (1.86%) Web Services
6 69 (1.78%) SAP Basis
7 65 (1.68%) HTML
8 58 (1.49%) Node.js
8 58 (1.49%) SOAP
9 57 (1.47%) SAPUI5
10 53 (1.37%) CSS
11 52 (1.34%) JSON
12 49 (1.26%) Spring
13 47 (1.21%) EDI
14 46 (1.19%) IDoc
15 43 (1.11%) SAP PI
16 33 (0.85%) React
17 28 (0.72%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 124 (3.20%) Management Information System
2 78 (2.01%) FMCG
3 74 (1.91%) NHS
4 72 (1.86%) Legacy Systems
5 70 (1.80%) User Experience
6 53 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
8 48 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 46 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 43 (1.11%) Public Cloud
11 34 (0.88%) Life Science
12 31 (0.80%) Cloud Native
13 27 (0.70%) Mobile App
14 26 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 22 (0.57%) Replication
16 21 (0.54%) Legacy Applications
17 20 (0.52%) Data Centre
18 19 (0.49%) Reference Data
19 16 (0.41%) Clustering
20 15 (0.39%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 200 (5.15%) Windows
2 154 (3.97%) Linux
3 55 (1.42%) Unix
4 51 (1.31%) Windows 10
5 50 (1.29%) Windows Server
6 41 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (0.57%) VMS
8 21 (0.54%) SUSE
9 20 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 18 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.44%) Android
11 17 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 16 (0.41%) AIX
13 14 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
14 12 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
15 7 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 813 (20.95%) Business Intelligence
2 603 (15.54%) Migration
3 573 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
4 526 (13.56%) ERP
5 520 (13.40%) Programme Management
6 475 (12.24%) Digital Marketing
7 349 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 348 (8.97%) Project Management
9 341 (8.79%) Data Migration
10 291 (7.50%) CRM
11 263 (6.78%) Analytics
12 255 (6.57%) Data Modelling
13 213 (5.49%) Logistics
14 207 (5.34%) DevOps
15 196 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
16 189 (4.87%) Change Management
17 184 (4.74%) Project Delivery
18 167 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
19 157 (4.05%) Requirements Gathering
20 154 (3.97%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 463 (11.93%) SQL
2 300 (7.73%) Java
3 205 (5.28%) ABAP
4 168 (4.33%) JavaScript
5 97 (2.50%) Python
6 73 (1.88%) C#
7 49 (1.26%) PowerShell
8 47 (1.21%) PL/SQL
9 42 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 32 (0.82%) C
11 29 (0.75%) Perl
12 25 (0.64%) Bash Shell
13 23 (0.59%) TypeScript
14 20 (0.52%) Ruby
15 19 (0.49%) PHP
16 14 (0.36%) Go
16 14 (0.36%) Kotlin
16 14 (0.36%) R
17 13 (0.34%) Apex Code
17 13 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 246 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 176 (4.54%) SC Cleared
3 145 (3.74%) Degree
4 45 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 41 (1.06%) PMP
6 35 (0.90%) ACCA
6 35 (0.90%) CIMA
7 34 (0.88%) ISEB
8 32 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 28 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 25 (0.64%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.52%) CISSP
12 19 (0.49%) SAP Certification
13 16 (0.41%) CCA
14 15 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
15 14 (0.36%) AWS Certification
16 12 (0.31%) CISA
16 12 (0.31%) CISM
17 11 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (3.69%) Data Quality
2 104 (2.68%) QA
3 100 (2.58%) PMO
4 36 (0.93%) GDPR
5 27 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 25 (0.64%) GRC
6 25 (0.64%) IFRS
6 25 (0.64%) SLA
7 24 (0.62%) Accessibility
8 19 (0.49%) GxP
9 15 (0.39%) COBIT
10 14 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (0.28%) JSP 440
12 10 (0.26%) GAAP
13 9 (0.23%) ITGC
14 7 (0.18%) NIST
14 7 (0.18%) PCI DSS
15 6 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
15 6 (0.15%) RMADS
16 5 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 108 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 49 (1.26%) Docker
3 39 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.31%) NFS
8 12 (0.31%) XenApp
9 11 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 8 (0.21%) HDFS
11 7 (0.18%) vSphere
12 5 (0.13%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.077%) vCloud
13 3 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 65 (1.68%) Kubernetes
2 60 (1.55%) Terraform
3 42 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 40 (1.03%) SCCM
5 32 (0.82%) Ansible
6 18 (0.46%) HP ALM
7 17 (0.44%) Rancher
8 16 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.39%) Grafana
10 14 (0.36%) Istio
11 13 (0.34%) Kibana
11 13 (0.34%) Prometheus
11 13 (0.34%) vCenter Server
12 12 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 12 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
13 11 (0.28%) Puppet
14 10 (0.26%) AirWatch
14 10 (0.26%) Data Guard
15 9 (0.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 544 (14.02%) Oracle
2 403 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 223 (5.75%) Salesforce.com
4 183 (4.72%) Ariba
5 121 (3.12%) hybris
6 82 (2.11%) Workday
7 62 (1.60%) VMware
8 53 (1.37%) IBM
9 50 (1.29%) Informatica
10 46 (1.19%) Databricks
11 45 (1.16%) MuleSoft
12 44 (1.13%) Google
13 43 (1.11%) Sparx
14 39 (1.01%) Citrix
14 39 (1.01%) Remedy
14 39 (1.01%) ServiceNow
15 38 (0.98%) BiZZdesign
15 38 (0.98%) JD Edwards
16 37 (0.95%) Red Hat
17 36 (0.93%) Concur