Period
to 17 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 51 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18 +5
Contract jobs citing SAP 4,393 4,442 5,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.82% 4.31% 5.69%
As % of the Vendors category 11.28% 10.32% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,567 2,584 3,023
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +7.95%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £314
90th Percentile £675 £659 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 62 74
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +48.61% -15.81%
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.54 £11.74
90th Percentile £66.75 £47.50 £63.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £28.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +72.73% -20.48%

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 38,944 43,058 41,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.74% 41.78% 43.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,288 26,675 25,609
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.14% +3.76%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,442 1,576 1,386
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -5.44%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 3,995 £500 +2.04% 573
UK excluding London +4 2,525 £500 +5.26% 490
London +16 1,532 £510 -0.97% 123
South East +6 907 £495 +5.32% 121
North of England +4 429 £475 +8.57% 133
Midlands +4 363 £475 - 97
South West +17 334 £525 +31.25% 55
North West +5 276 £500 +5.26% 86
West Midlands +5 262 £481 -3.75% 54
East of England -8 258 £500 -4.76% 45
Yorkshire +16 129 £425 - 31
Scotland +22 93 £468 +5.95% 28
East Midlands -18 75 £425 -5.56% 43
Northern Ireland +40 74 £600 +33.33%
Wales +7 65 £538 +7.50% 11
North East -22 21 £425 +27.82% 16

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 1,436 (32.69%) Finance
2 864 (19.67%) Manufacturing
3 806 (18.35%) Business Intelligence
4 703 (16.00%) ERP
5 678 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
6 670 (15.25%) SAP S/4HANA
7 564 (12.84%) Marketing
8 562 (12.79%) Programme Management
9 532 (12.11%) Telecoms
10 511 (11.63%) Electronics
10 511 (11.63%) Digital Marketing
11 447 (10.18%) Migration
12 445 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 437 (9.95%) Project Management
14 398 (9.06%) Oracle
15 343 (7.81%) SQL
16 336 (7.65%) Security Cleared
17 320 (7.28%) Microsoft
18 312 (7.10%) SAP FI
19 307 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
20 304 (6.92%) ABAP
21 287 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
22 275 (6.26%) SAP HANA
23 272 (6.19%) Retail
24 270 (6.15%) SAP CO
25 266 (6.06%) Java
26 257 (5.85%) SAP FI/CO
27 247 (5.62%) Ariba
28 244 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
29 237 (5.39%) SuccessFactors

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
1 102 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 69 (1.57%) Confluence
3 67 (1.53%) Mule
4 56 (1.27%) NetWeaver
5 54 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 52 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
7 50 (1.14%) Apache Spark
8 34 (0.77%) Apache
9 27 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 23 (0.52%) SAP Portal
11 21 (0.48%) Anypoint
12 18 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 15 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.34%) JBoss
14 13 (0.30%) Pachyderm
14 13 (0.30%) SAS
15 11 (0.25%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (0.23%) Skype for Business
17 8 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 237 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 141 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 47 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.11%) Sketch
9 3 (0.068%) SPSS
10 2 (0.046%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.046%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.023%) InDesign
11 1 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 670 (15.25%) SAP S/4HANA
2 312 (7.10%) SAP FI
3 270 (6.15%) SAP CO
4 257 (5.85%) SAP FI/CO
5 211 (4.80%) SAP ERP
6 138 (3.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 127 (2.89%) SAP MM
8 113 (2.57%) SAP HR
9 107 (2.44%) SAP SD
10 101 (2.30%) SAP BPC
11 97 (2.21%) SAP HCM
12 77 (1.75%) SAP PP
13 72 (1.64%) SAP Hybris
14 69 (1.57%) SAP WM
15 61 (1.39%) SAP Retail
16 57 (1.30%) SAP MDG
17 47 (1.07%) SAP Payroll
18 45 (1.02%) SAP QM
19 40 (0.91%) SAP CRM
20 35 (0.80%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 244 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 237 (5.39%) SuccessFactors
3 187 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
4 115 (2.62%) Power Platform
5 114 (2.60%) SaaS
6 79 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
7 59 (1.34%) Office 365
8 55 (1.25%) Serverless
9 52 (1.18%) PaaS
10 43 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
11 38 (0.87%) Amazon S3
12 37 (0.84%) IaaS
13 29 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
14 28 (0.64%) CloudFront
15 26 (0.59%) GitHub
16 25 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
17 18 (0.41%) Boomi
17 18 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
18 15 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
19 12 (0.27%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 34 (0.77%) Firewall
2 31 (0.71%) HTTP
3 24 (0.55%) DNS
4 19 (0.43%) Skype
5 18 (0.41%) Internet
6 17 (0.39%) WAN
7 13 (0.30%) Intranet
8 10 (0.23%) LAN
9 8 (0.18%) DHCP
9 8 (0.18%) RFID
10 7 (0.16%) FTP
10 7 (0.16%) NetScaler
10 7 (0.16%) SMTP
10 7 (0.16%) VPN
10 7 (0.16%) Wireless
11 6 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.11%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.11%) TCP/IP
12 5 (0.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (6.26%) SAP HANA
2 231 (5.26%) SAP BW
3 174 (3.96%) BusinessObjects
4 151 (3.44%) SQL Server
5 134 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
6 115 (2.62%) Power BI
7 95 (2.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 64 (1.46%) Big Data
9 62 (1.41%) Relational Database
10 61 (1.39%) SAP Data Services
11 60 (1.37%) Oracle Database
12 49 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (0.84%) Hadoop
14 35 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 33 (0.75%) RDBMS
16 28 (0.64%) Data Lake
17 27 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 24 (0.55%) DB2
19 22 (0.50%) Lumira
19 22 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 175 (3.98%) JIRA
2 129 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 63 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 42 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
5 41 (0.93%) LSMW
6 32 (0.73%) Selenium
7 26 (0.59%) Maven
8 25 (0.57%) HP UFT
9 24 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (0.36%) JUnit
10 16 (0.36%) PVCS
11 15 (0.34%) Cucumber
11 15 (0.34%) Subversion
11 15 (0.34%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.30%) LoadRunner
13 12 (0.27%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.23%) eCATT
15 9 (0.20%) Bitbucket Server
16 8 (0.18%) Mockito
17 7 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,436 (32.69%) Finance
2 864 (19.67%) Manufacturing
3 564 (12.84%) Marketing
4 532 (12.11%) Telecoms
5 511 (11.63%) Electronics
6 272 (6.19%) Retail
7 132 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 86 (1.96%) Banking
9 73 (1.66%) Billing
10 61 (1.39%) Legal
11 39 (0.89%) Back Office
12 38 (0.87%) General Ledger
13 32 (0.73%) French Language
14 30 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 20 (0.46%) German Language
16 19 (0.43%) Investment Banking
16 19 (0.43%) Law
17 14 (0.32%) Italian Language
17 14 (0.32%) Military
18 12 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,187 (27.02%) Consultant
2 1,016 (23.13%) SAP Consultant
3 574 (13.07%) Analyst
4 483 (10.99%) Architect
5 444 (10.11%) Developer
6 362 (8.24%) SAP Manager
7 333 (7.58%) Project Manager
8 239 (5.44%) SAP Analyst
9 222 (5.05%) SAP Architect
10 220 (5.01%) Business Analyst
11 193 (4.39%) SAP Developer
12 188 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
13 172 (3.92%) SAP Project Manager
14 152 (3.46%) SAP FI Consultant
15 143 (3.26%) SAP CO Consultant
16 134 (3.05%) Functional Consultant
17 129 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
18 126 (2.87%) SAP Functional Consultant
19 103 (2.34%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
20 100 (2.28%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (4.03%) Web Services
2 121 (2.75%) SOAP
2 121 (2.75%) XML
3 120 (2.73%) SAP Fiori
4 112 (2.55%) Middleware
5 94 (2.14%) RESTful
6 82 (1.87%) BAPI
7 80 (1.82%) JSON
8 79 (1.80%) .NET
9 76 (1.73%) SAP PI
10 75 (1.71%) REST
11 60 (1.37%) Kafka
12 59 (1.34%) Apache Camel
12 59 (1.34%) SAPUI5
13 55 (1.25%) HTML
14 54 (1.23%) SAP Basis
15 42 (0.96%) EDI
16 41 (0.93%) Spring
17 39 (0.89%) IDoc
18 38 (0.87%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 307 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
3 118 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 88 (2.00%) FMCG
5 70 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
6 62 (1.41%) User Experience
7 51 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 40 (0.91%) NHS
9 33 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 32 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (0.73%) Virtual Team
11 30 (0.68%) e-Learning
11 30 (0.68%) Life Science
12 28 (0.64%) Mobile App
13 23 (0.52%) Data Centre
14 21 (0.48%) Learning Management System
15 20 (0.46%) Hedge funds
16 19 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
17 18 (0.41%) PKI
18 15 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 222 (5.05%) Windows
2 150 (3.41%) Linux
3 91 (2.07%) Windows 10
4 67 (1.53%) Unix
5 47 (1.07%) Windows 7
6 35 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.32%) AIX
10 11 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.18%) Android
13 7 (0.16%) SUSE
14 6 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.091%) CentOS
15 4 (0.091%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.091%) Solaris
15 4 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.091%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (18.35%) Business Intelligence
2 703 (16.00%) ERP
3 678 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
4 562 (12.79%) Programme Management
5 511 (11.63%) Digital Marketing
6 447 (10.18%) Migration
7 445 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 437 (9.95%) Project Management
9 287 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
10 231 (5.26%) Data Migration
11 224 (5.10%) Logistics
12 215 (4.89%) Change Management
13 200 (4.55%) Scrum
14 188 (4.28%) DevOps
15 179 (4.07%) CRM
16 178 (4.05%) Data Modelling
17 171 (3.89%) User Acceptance Testing
18 165 (3.76%) Analytics
19 152 (3.46%) Business Analysis
20 150 (3.41%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 343 (7.81%) SQL
2 304 (6.92%) ABAP
3 266 (6.06%) Java
4 129 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 114 (2.60%) Python
6 55 (1.25%) C
6 55 (1.25%) Java 8
7 52 (1.18%) C#
8 39 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 37 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 34 (0.77%) SAPscript
11 30 (0.68%) PHP
12 29 (0.66%) VB
13 28 (0.64%) PowerShell
14 22 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 22 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.43%) XPath
16 17 (0.39%) VBA
17 15 (0.34%) C++
17 15 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 336 (7.65%) Security Cleared
2 229 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 182 (4.14%) Degree
4 71 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 56 (1.27%) PMP
6 44 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 41 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 37 (0.84%) AWS Certification
9 35 (0.80%) ISEB
10 34 (0.77%) ACCA
11 32 (0.73%) CIMA
12 30 (0.68%) SAP Certification
13 29 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
14 28 (0.64%) CCA
15 24 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
16 16 (0.36%) BC Cleared
16 16 (0.36%) Master's Degree
17 14 (0.32%) CISA
18 13 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (2.71%) QA
2 103 (2.34%) PMO
3 94 (2.14%) Data Quality
4 49 (1.12%) SLA
5 29 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.43%) GDPR
6 19 (0.43%) IFRS
7 16 (0.36%) GxP
7 16 (0.36%) JSP 440
8 15 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (0.32%) RMADS
10 11 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
11 9 (0.20%) GAMP
12 8 (0.18%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.14%) NIST
14 4 (0.091%) GAAP
14 4 (0.091%) GCP
15 3 (0.068%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 3 (0.068%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.068%) SEPA
System Software
1 76 (1.73%) Active Directory
2 59 (1.34%) Docker
3 16 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.18%) XenApp
6 7 (0.16%) Firmware
7 6 (0.14%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.091%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.091%) vSphere
8 4 (0.091%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.068%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.068%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.046%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.046%) Cronacle
10 2 (0.046%) HDFS
10 2 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.046%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.023%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.023%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.023%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (1.50%) HP ALM
2 49 (1.12%) Ansible
3 47 (1.07%) Kubernetes
4 37 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (0.75%) SCCM
5 33 (0.75%) Terraform
6 23 (0.52%) AirWatch
7 19 (0.43%) Puppet
8 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.32%) Control-M
10 13 (0.30%) Kubeflow
11 11 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.25%) WMI
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.11%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.11%) Grafana
13 5 (0.11%) Kibana
13 5 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.091%) SCSM
14 4 (0.091%) vRealize
Vendors
1 398 (9.06%) Oracle
2 320 (7.28%) Microsoft
3 247 (5.62%) Ariba
4 123 (2.80%) IBM
5 118 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
6 96 (2.19%) hybris
6 96 (2.19%) Informatica
7 76 (1.73%) HP
8 71 (1.62%) Workday
9 65 (1.48%) WSO2
10 63 (1.43%) Tableau
11 61 (1.39%) Adobe
12 60 (1.37%) Concur
13 53 (1.21%) MuleSoft
14 51 (1.16%) Talend
15 49 (1.12%) Google
16 46 (1.05%) IBM Sterling
17 39 (0.89%) ServiceNow
18 33 (0.75%) JD Edwards
19 27 (0.61%) TIBCO