Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 44 55
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -15
Contract jobs citing SAP 1,540 4,206 4,260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.76% 4.99% 4.15%
As % of the Vendors category 10.84% 11.69% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,017 2,623 2,617
Median daily rate £525 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +0.51%
10th Percentile £350 £330 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 77 60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -2.65% +71.21%
10th Percentile £17.85 £11.28 £16.18
90th Percentile £47.35 £63.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year +28.44% +0.93% +74.19%

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 14,205 35,993 42,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.88% 42.68% 41.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,534 22,582 26,482
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £253 £238 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +0.71% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 1,425 1,662
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.82% +12.63% +0.72%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.17 £10.88
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.63 £45.61
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +38.89% +9.09% -

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 October 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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -5 1,222 £525 +5.00% 227
UK excluding London -6 629 £500 - 138
London -10 484 £550 +7.84% 83
Work from Home -2 479 £550 +22.22% 35
South East -7 200 £475 -4.04% 34
South West +6 118 £545 +9.00% 25
North of England -20 115 £500 - 24
Midlands -10 94 £434 -15.83% 30
North West -21 85 £525 +5.00% 17
West Midlands -18 61 £432 -13.60% 25
East of England +6 56 £508 -3.33% 15
East Midlands -3 29 £475 -11.63% 5
Wales +9 21 £575 +12.20% 1
Scotland +2 20 £513 +13.89% 9
Yorkshire +10 19 £413 -17.50% 7
North East +26 15 £563 +25.00%
Northern Ireland -17 5 £400 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 551 (35.78%) Finance
2 438 (28.44%) Business Intelligence
3 405 (26.30%) Manufacturing
4 369 (23.96%) Public Sector
5 343 (22.27%) Marketing
6 332 (21.56%) Programme Management
7 329 (21.36%) SAP S/4HANA
8 325 (21.10%) Telecoms
9 322 (20.91%) Electronics
10 319 (20.71%) Digital Marketing
11 242 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
12 235 (15.26%) Security Cleared
13 176 (11.43%) SC Cleared
14 169 (10.97%) Oracle
15 168 (10.91%) Migration
16 161 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 158 (10.26%) SQL
18 151 (9.81%) Azure
19 146 (9.48%) ERP
20 143 (9.29%) Java
21 138 (8.96%) Microsoft
22 128 (8.31%) SAP HANA
23 127 (8.25%) Analytics
24 112 (7.27%) Ariba
25 105 (6.82%) Project Management
26 98 (6.36%) Data Migration
27 97 (6.30%) Data Modelling
28 89 (5.78%) Windows
29 84 (5.45%) BusinessObjects
29 84 (5.45%) 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 36 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.95%) Mule
3 27 (1.75%) Confluence
4 24 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 23 (1.49%) Red Hat Fuse
6 19 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
7 14 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.78%) SAS
9 11 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.65%) Apache
10 10 (0.65%) JBoss
11 9 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.52%) NetWeaver
13 7 (0.45%) CMS
13 7 (0.45%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.39%) Mendix
14 6 (0.39%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 55 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.065%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.065%) Figma
9 1 (0.065%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.065%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.065%) Sketch
9 1 (0.065%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 329 (21.36%) SAP S/4HANA
2 47 (3.05%) SAP FI
3 35 (2.27%) SAP CO
4 33 (2.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 31 (2.01%) SAP MDG
5 31 (2.01%) SAP SD
6 28 (1.82%) SAP BPC
7 24 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
8 23 (1.49%) SAP ERP
9 22 (1.43%) SAP Hybris
10 21 (1.36%) SAP MM
11 19 (1.23%) SAP Travel Management
12 18 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
12 18 (1.17%) SAP PLM
13 17 (1.10%) SAP GRC
13 17 (1.10%) SAP HR
14 15 (0.97%) SAP EWM
15 14 (0.91%) SAP FI-CA
15 14 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 14 (0.91%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 151 (9.81%) Azure
2 78 (5.06%) AWS
3 68 (4.42%) Power Platform
4 53 (3.44%) SuccessFactors
5 35 (2.27%) Office 365
5 35 (2.27%) SaaS
6 24 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (1.43%) GCP
8 19 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
9 16 (1.04%) PaaS
10 14 (0.91%) PowerApps
11 13 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (0.84%) Serverless
12 12 (0.78%) Boomi
13 11 (0.71%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.71%) Power Automate
14 10 (0.65%) IaaS
15 9 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
15 9 (0.58%) Azure Functions
15 9 (0.58%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.43%) Firewall
2 17 (1.10%) HTTP
3 16 (1.04%) DNS
4 13 (0.84%) VPN
5 12 (0.78%) Internet
5 12 (0.78%) VoIP
6 11 (0.71%) WAN
7 10 (0.65%) DHCP
7 10 (0.65%) Skype
8 9 (0.58%) Wireless
9 6 (0.39%) MPLS
9 6 (0.39%) PBX
9 6 (0.39%) VSAN
10 5 (0.32%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.32%) Network Security
11 4 (0.26%) LAN
11 4 (0.26%) SSH
12 3 (0.19%) FTP
12 3 (0.19%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (8.31%) SAP HANA
2 84 (5.45%) BusinessObjects
3 75 (4.87%) SAP BW
4 72 (4.68%) SQL Server
5 57 (3.70%) Power BI
6 44 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (2.01%) Tableau
8 30 (1.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 30 (1.95%) MySQL
9 29 (1.88%) SAP Data Services
10 28 (1.82%) Data Lake
11 24 (1.56%) MongoDB
12 23 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (1.43%) Big Data
13 22 (1.43%) Oracle Database
13 22 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.17%) Hadoop
14 18 (1.17%) Relational Database
15 14 (0.91%) Apache Hive
16 13 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 47 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 43 (2.79%) Jenkins
2 43 (2.79%) JIRA
3 21 (1.36%) Cucumber
4 19 (1.23%) Maven
4 19 (1.23%) Selenium
5 15 (0.97%) Postman
6 14 (0.91%) SoapUI
6 14 (0.91%) Toad
7 10 (0.65%) GitLab
8 8 (0.52%) Artifactory
8 8 (0.52%) ERwin
9 7 (0.45%) CA Gen
9 7 (0.45%) LSMW
10 6 (0.39%) gulp
10 6 (0.39%) JMeter
10 6 (0.39%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.32%) Ant
11 5 (0.32%) Grunt
11 5 (0.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 551 (35.78%) Finance
2 405 (26.30%) Manufacturing
3 369 (23.96%) Public Sector
4 343 (22.27%) Marketing
5 325 (21.10%) Telecoms
6 322 (20.91%) Electronics
7 62 (4.03%) Retail
8 54 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 25 (1.62%) Billing
10 22 (1.43%) French Language
11 17 (1.10%) Law
12 13 (0.84%) Italian Language
13 12 (0.78%) Back Office
13 12 (0.78%) German Language
14 11 (0.71%) Legal
14 11 (0.71%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.58%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.52%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.52%) Publishing
17 7 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 360 (23.38%) Consultant
2 289 (18.77%) SAP Consultant
3 238 (15.45%) Architect
4 201 (13.05%) Developer
5 135 (8.77%) Analyst
6 95 (6.17%) SAP Architect
7 84 (5.45%) Project Manager
8 73 (4.74%) Business Analyst
9 64 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
10 62 (4.03%) SAP Manager
11 54 (3.51%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
12 52 (3.38%) Java Developer
13 43 (2.79%) SAP Analyst
14 42 (2.73%) Data Architect
15 38 (2.47%) SAP Developer
16 31 (2.01%) SAP Solutions Architect
17 29 (1.88%) Integration Developer
18 27 (1.75%) Functional Consultant
19 26 (1.69%) Administrator
19 26 (1.69%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (4.55%) XML
2 64 (4.16%) Web Services
3 61 (3.96%) Middleware
4 57 (3.70%) SOAP
5 56 (3.64%) JSON
6 53 (3.44%) RESTful
7 51 (3.31%) HTML
8 37 (2.40%) .NET
9 35 (2.27%) SAP Fiori
10 31 (2.01%) CSS
10 31 (2.01%) XSLT
11 29 (1.88%) J2EE
12 28 (1.82%) SAP Basis
13 26 (1.69%) Node.js
14 24 (1.56%) REST
14 24 (1.56%) Spring
15 22 (1.43%) Apache Camel
15 22 (1.43%) HTML5
16 21 (1.36%) AngularJS
16 21 (1.36%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.09%) FMCG
3 44 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 33 (2.14%) NHS
6 26 (1.69%) User Experience
7 21 (1.36%) Public Cloud
8 20 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 20 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.23%) Data Centre
10 18 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (0.97%) PKI
12 14 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.84%) Life Science
14 9 (0.58%) e-Learning
14 9 (0.58%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.52%) Cloud Native
16 7 (0.45%) EPoS
16 7 (0.45%) Learning Management System
17 5 (0.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 89 (5.78%) Windows
2 82 (5.32%) Linux
3 40 (2.60%) Unix
4 23 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 13 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.71%) AIX
8 9 (0.58%) SUSE
9 7 (0.45%) Android
9 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.39%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.32%) VMS
12 4 (0.26%) Debian
12 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.26%) VME
13 3 (0.19%) HPUX
13 3 (0.19%) MVS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (28.44%) Business Intelligence
2 332 (21.56%) Programme Management
3 319 (20.71%) Digital Marketing
4 242 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (10.91%) Migration
6 161 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 146 (9.48%) ERP
8 127 (8.25%) Analytics
9 105 (6.82%) Project Management
10 98 (6.36%) Data Migration
11 97 (6.30%) Data Modelling
12 77 (5.00%) DevOps
13 66 (4.29%) Microservices
14 65 (4.22%) CRM
15 59 (3.83%) Problem-Solving
16 58 (3.77%) ETL
16 58 (3.77%) Requirements Gathering
17 47 (3.05%) E-Commerce
17 47 (3.05%) Test Scripting
18 46 (2.99%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 158 (10.26%) SQL
2 143 (9.29%) Java
3 70 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 66 (4.29%) ABAP
5 48 (3.12%) Python
6 38 (2.47%) C#
7 32 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 32 (2.08%) XPath
8 24 (1.56%) C
9 14 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 14 (0.91%) Perl
10 13 (0.84%) Groovy
11 11 (0.71%) Java 8
12 9 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 9 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.52%) R
14 7 (0.45%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.39%) ActionScript
15 6 (0.39%) ActionScript 2.0
15 6 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 235 (15.26%) Security Cleared
2 176 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 63 (4.09%) Degree
4 40 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.65%) CISA
6 10 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.58%) CISSP
7 9 (0.58%) ISEB
7 9 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.58%) SAP Certification
8 8 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.39%) PMP
10 5 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.26%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.26%) CCIE
11 4 (0.26%) CCNP
11 4 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.47%) Data Quality
2 23 (1.49%) PMO
3 21 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.30%) SLA
5 19 (1.23%) QA
6 17 (1.10%) GDPR
7 14 (0.91%) IFRS
8 11 (0.71%) COBIT
8 11 (0.71%) JSP 440
8 11 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.65%) NIST
10 9 (0.58%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.52%) ITGC
12 6 (0.39%) RMADS
13 5 (0.32%) GxP
14 4 (0.26%) GAAP
14 4 (0.26%) NCSC
15 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
15 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.88%) Docker
3 17 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.78%) HDFS
5 6 (0.39%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.26%) vSphere
7 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.13%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.065%) Firmware
9 1 (0.065%) iptables
Systems Management
1 35 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 29 (1.88%) Terraform
3 13 (0.84%) Ansible
4 11 (0.71%) Rancher
5 10 (0.65%) Kibana
5 10 (0.65%) logstash
6 9 (0.58%) Consul
6 9 (0.58%) Prometheus
6 9 (0.58%) Puppet
6 9 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.52%) Grafana
7 8 (0.52%) Istio
8 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (0.45%) SCCM
9 6 (0.39%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.39%) Fluentd
9 6 (0.39%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.19%) Forum Sentry
10 3 (0.19%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 169 (10.97%) Oracle
2 138 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 112 (7.27%) Ariba
4 38 (2.47%) hybris
5 26 (1.69%) Concur
6 25 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (1.43%) MuleSoft
8 21 (1.36%) Google
8 21 (1.36%) Red Hat
8 21 (1.36%) VMware
9 19 (1.23%) WSO2
10 18 (1.17%) Adobe
10 18 (1.17%) Talend
10 18 (1.17%) webMethods
11 16 (1.04%) Cisco
11 16 (1.04%) Infor
12 15 (0.97%) OpenText
13 14 (0.91%) IBM
13 14 (0.91%) Informatica
13 14 (0.91%) ServiceNow