Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 47 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -18
Contract jobs citing SAP 1,739 4,338 4,465
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.86% 4.76% 4.31%
As % of the Vendors category 11.01% 11.15% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,087 2,585 2,617
Median daily rate £525 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £750 £679 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 80 72
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.68 £27.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +9.32% +35.75%
10th Percentile £17.26 £12.11 £12.54
90th Percentile £46.13 £67.50 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +23.64% -8.33% +81.82%

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 15,801 38,899 43,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.12% 42.67% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,441 24,233 26,729
Median daily rate £473 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.07% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.01% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 1,436 1,596
Median hourly rate £23.36 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.11 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.77
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.33% +1.64%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 0 1,503 £525 +5.00% 164
UK excluding London 0 916 £500 - 127
London -4 560 £550 +10.00% 46
South East +17 374 £490 -2.00% 23
Work from Home +2 310 £575 +27.78% 19
South West +7 143 £525 +2.44% 14
Midlands +4 139 £450 -7.69% 32
North of England -16 123 £525 +10.53% 36
North West -3 95 £525 +5.00% 23
West Midlands -3 81 £450 -7.69% 21
East of England -19 62 £475 -5.00% 5
East Midlands +36 55 £450 +5.88% 11
Scotland +22 38 £425 -8.11% 10
Wales +9 27 £600 +11.63% 2
Yorkshire -8 26 £475 +11.76% 11
Northern Ireland -18 10 £400 -33.33% 5
North East +16 2 £575 +35.29% 2

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 591 (33.99%) Finance
2 408 (23.46%) Business Intelligence
3 391 (22.48%) SAP S/4HANA
4 352 (20.24%) Manufacturing
5 314 (18.06%) Public Sector
6 301 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
7 298 (17.14%) Marketing
8 289 (16.62%) Telecoms
9 281 (16.16%) Programme Management
10 271 (15.58%) Electronics
11 269 (15.47%) Digital Marketing
12 216 (12.42%) Migration
13 199 (11.44%) ERP
14 190 (10.93%) Oracle
15 188 (10.81%) Security Cleared
16 184 (10.58%) Microsoft
17 175 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 171 (9.83%) SQL
19 170 (9.78%) Azure
20 168 (9.66%) Java
21 147 (8.45%) Project Management
22 141 (8.11%) SAP HANA
23 134 (7.71%) SC Cleared
24 129 (7.42%) Ariba
25 119 (6.84%) Analytics
26 118 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
27 112 (6.44%) SAP BW
28 108 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
29 106 (6.10%) Data Migration
30 98 (5.64%) Data Modelling

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 52 (2.99%) Confluence
2 37 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 33 (1.90%) Mule
3 33 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 28 (1.61%) Red Hat Fuse
5 25 (1.44%) NetWeaver
5 25 (1.44%) Oracle Service Bus
6 16 (0.92%) SAP Portal
7 15 (0.86%) SAS
8 14 (0.81%) Apache Spark
8 14 (0.81%) SAP EP
9 10 (0.58%) Apache
9 10 (0.58%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.40%) CMS
11 7 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.35%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.35%) JBoss
13 5 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 87 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.058%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.058%) Figma
9 1 (0.058%) Sketch
9 1 (0.058%) SPSS
9 1 (0.058%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 391 (22.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 55 (3.16%) SAP FI
3 51 (2.93%) SAP HR
4 48 (2.76%) SAP SD
5 46 (2.65%) SAP ERP
6 43 (2.47%) SAP CO
7 42 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO
8 40 (2.30%) SAP HCM
9 34 (1.96%) SAP MM
10 33 (1.90%) SAP Hybris
11 31 (1.78%) SAP BPC
12 30 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 27 (1.55%) SAP MDG
14 26 (1.50%) SAP Payroll
15 22 (1.27%) SAP PP
16 19 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
16 19 (1.09%) SAP SRM
16 19 (1.09%) SAP Travel Management
17 18 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
18 15 (0.86%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 170 (9.78%) Azure
2 90 (5.18%) SuccessFactors
3 86 (4.95%) AWS
4 61 (3.51%) Power Platform
5 47 (2.70%) SaaS
6 43 (2.47%) Office 365
7 34 (1.96%) PaaS
8 26 (1.50%) IaaS
9 24 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (1.27%) Boomi
11 18 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
12 16 (0.92%) GCP
13 15 (0.86%) Serverless
14 14 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (0.69%) Power Automate
15 12 (0.69%) PowerApps
16 10 (0.58%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
18 8 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
19 7 (0.40%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.50%) Firewall
2 18 (1.04%) DNS
3 16 (0.92%) HTTP
4 12 (0.69%) Skype
5 11 (0.63%) VPN
6 9 (0.52%) VoIP
7 8 (0.46%) WAN
8 7 (0.40%) FTP
8 7 (0.40%) Internet
8 7 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.40%) Wireless
9 5 (0.29%) DHCP
10 4 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.23%) LAN
10 4 (0.23%) Network Security
10 4 (0.23%) SSH
11 3 (0.17%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.17%) MPLS
11 3 (0.17%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (8.11%) SAP HANA
2 112 (6.44%) SAP BW
3 82 (4.72%) BusinessObjects
4 70 (4.03%) SQL Server
5 60 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (3.28%) Power BI
7 52 (2.99%) SAP Data Services
8 31 (1.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 26 (1.50%) Data Lake
9 26 (1.50%) MySQL
10 25 (1.44%) Relational Database
10 25 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (1.38%) Big Data
12 23 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (0.98%) MongoDB
14 17 (0.98%) OLAP
14 17 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (0.92%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 74 (4.26%) JIRA
2 45 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 37 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 36 (2.07%) Maven
5 24 (1.38%) Selenium
6 20 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 14 (0.81%) LSMW
8 13 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.63%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.52%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.52%) Toad
11 8 (0.46%) Postman
12 7 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.35%) GitLab
13 6 (0.35%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.35%) NWDS
14 5 (0.29%) eggPlant
14 5 (0.29%) JMeter
14 5 (0.29%) JUnit
14 5 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 591 (33.99%) Finance
2 352 (20.24%) Manufacturing
3 314 (18.06%) Public Sector
4 298 (17.14%) Marketing
5 289 (16.62%) Telecoms
6 271 (15.58%) Electronics
7 71 (4.08%) Retail
8 53 (3.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 45 (2.59%) Billing
10 19 (1.09%) Legal
11 17 (0.98%) Back Office
11 17 (0.98%) French Language
11 17 (0.98%) General Ledger
11 17 (0.98%) German Language
12 16 (0.92%) Law
13 12 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 12 (0.69%) Banking
13 12 (0.69%) Publishing
14 10 (0.58%) Italian Language
14 10 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 423 (24.32%) Consultant
2 340 (19.55%) SAP Consultant
3 222 (12.77%) Architect
4 209 (12.02%) Developer
5 181 (10.41%) Analyst
6 108 (6.21%) SAP Architect
7 101 (5.81%) Project Manager
8 86 (4.95%) Business Analyst
8 86 (4.95%) SAP Manager
9 68 (3.91%) SAP Analyst
10 63 (3.62%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
11 62 (3.57%) SAP Developer
11 62 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
12 48 (2.76%) Java Developer
13 45 (2.59%) Functional Consultant
14 42 (2.42%) SAP Project Manager
15 37 (2.13%) SAP Solutions Architect
16 36 (2.07%) SAP Functional Consultant
17 33 (1.90%) Data Analyst
18 32 (1.84%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (5.06%) SOAP
2 82 (4.72%) Web Services
3 79 (4.54%) XML
4 64 (3.68%) JSON
5 57 (3.28%) Middleware
6 55 (3.16%) RESTful
7 54 (3.11%) SAP Fiori
8 45 (2.59%) HTML
9 42 (2.42%) SAP PI
10 40 (2.30%) XSLT
11 37 (2.13%) REST
12 35 (2.01%) Apache Camel
13 31 (1.78%) CSS
13 31 (1.78%) WireMock
14 30 (1.73%) .NET
14 30 (1.73%) Swagger
15 26 (1.50%) SAP Basis
16 24 (1.38%) EDI
17 22 (1.27%) SAP TM
17 22 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 118 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.62%) FMCG
3 58 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
4 49 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 32 (1.84%) User Experience
6 31 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (1.27%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (0.98%) Social Media
9 17 (0.98%) Virtual Team
10 16 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 16 (0.92%) NHS
11 14 (0.81%) Life Science
12 12 (0.69%) Cloud Native
12 12 (0.69%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.63%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.52%) W3C
15 7 (0.40%) Clustering
16 6 (0.35%) e-Learning
17 5 (0.29%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 93 (5.35%) Windows
2 73 (4.20%) Linux
3 41 (2.36%) Unix
4 28 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 20 (1.15%) AIX
6 16 (0.92%) Android
7 15 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.58%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.46%) SUSE
11 6 (0.35%) Debian
11 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.17%) Solaris
13 3 (0.17%) VMS
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (23.46%) Business Intelligence
2 301 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 281 (16.16%) Programme Management
4 269 (15.47%) Digital Marketing
5 216 (12.42%) Migration
6 199 (11.44%) ERP
7 175 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 147 (8.45%) Project Management
9 119 (6.84%) Analytics
10 108 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
11 106 (6.10%) Data Migration
12 98 (5.64%) Data Modelling
13 87 (5.00%) CRM
14 80 (4.60%) Change Management
15 77 (4.43%) DevOps
16 71 (4.08%) Requirements Gathering
17 69 (3.97%) ETL
18 68 (3.91%) Test Scripting
19 63 (3.62%) Scrum
20 62 (3.57%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 171 (9.83%) SQL
2 168 (9.66%) Java
3 96 (5.52%) ABAP
4 58 (3.34%) JavaScript
5 55 (3.16%) Python
6 31 (1.78%) C#
7 30 (1.73%) XPath
8 24 (1.38%) Java 8
9 21 (1.21%) PL/SQL
10 20 (1.15%) C
11 17 (0.98%) PowerShell
12 13 (0.75%) R
13 11 (0.63%) PHP
14 9 (0.52%) Perl
14 9 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.52%) VBA
15 8 (0.46%) Apple Swift
15 8 (0.46%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.40%) Objective-C
17 6 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 188 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 134 (7.71%) SC Cleared
3 72 (4.14%) Degree
4 41 (2.36%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.86%) SAP Certification
7 13 (0.75%) ACCA
7 13 (0.75%) CIMA
8 12 (0.69%) ISEB
8 12 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.58%) CISSP
9 10 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.58%) PMP
10 9 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.46%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.40%) CCA
13 6 (0.35%) CISA
14 5 (0.29%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.01%) Data Quality
1 35 (2.01%) QA
2 34 (1.96%) PMO
3 21 (1.21%) GDPR
4 20 (1.15%) SLA
5 17 (0.98%) IFRS
5 17 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.52%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (0.29%) COBIT
9 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.23%) ITGC
10 4 (0.23%) NIST
10 4 (0.23%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.23%) WCAG
11 3 (0.17%) GAAP
11 3 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 42 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.04%) Docker
3 10 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.46%) HDFS
5 6 (0.35%) NFS
6 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.058%) Firmware
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.058%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.058%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (1.55%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (1.09%) Terraform
4 13 (0.75%) Ansible
5 12 (0.69%) SCCM
6 10 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.40%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.29%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.29%) Rancher
10 4 (0.23%) Kibana
10 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.23%) Puppet
11 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.12%) Control-M
12 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 190 (10.93%) Oracle
2 184 (10.58%) Microsoft
3 129 (7.42%) Ariba
4 39 (2.24%) hybris
5 38 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
6 36 (2.07%) Concur
7 32 (1.84%) Tableau
8 30 (1.73%) MuleSoft
8 30 (1.73%) Talend
9 25 (1.44%) WSO2
10 24 (1.38%) IBM
11 23 (1.32%) Dell
11 23 (1.32%) ServiceNow
12 22 (1.27%) Workday
13 20 (1.15%) Adobe
14 19 (1.09%) webMethods
15 16 (0.92%) Google
15 16 (0.92%) Informatica
15 16 (0.92%) Red Hat
16 14 (0.81%) VMware