Period
to 27 January 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 January 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 57 46
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 -8
Contract jobs citing SAP 3,329 4,032 4,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.66% 4.12% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 10.74% 9.74% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,995 2,357 2,614
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £314 £325 £315
90th Percentile £693 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 69
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £34.75 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.58% +98.80% -2.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.75 £12.70
90th Percentile £52.58 £72.55 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -13.46% +57.58% +3.13%

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 30,989 41,386 41,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.34% 42.24% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,192 25,594 26,362
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £220 £256 £230
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,334 1,523 1,390
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +0.40% +2.53%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.75 £10.71
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.40 £45.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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 +12 3,097 £505 +1.00% 463
UK excluding London +8 1,979 £500 +5.26% 358
London +18 1,084 £525 - 119
South East +11 716 £500 +5.26% 107
North of England +15 413 £525 +22.09% 93
South West -4 313 £525 +14.13% 31
North West +22 288 £525 +16.67% 55
Midlands +10 275 £525 +16.67% 76
West Midlands +15 166 £525 +16.67% 46
East of England -13 159 £450 -14.29% 35
East Midlands +1 97 £475 +5.56% 30
Yorkshire -11 96 £525 +23.53% 33
Scotland +38 64 £438 -5.41% 13
Wales +9 28 £490 -10.91% 4
North East +27 27 £650 +57.58% 5
Northern Ireland +6 10 £550 +15.79% 1

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1,158 (34.79%) Finance
2 731 (21.96%) Manufacturing
3 706 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
4 587 (17.63%) SAP S/4HANA
5 570 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
6 538 (16.16%) Public Sector
7 518 (15.56%) Programme Management
8 506 (15.20%) Marketing
9 492 (14.78%) Telecoms
10 477 (14.33%) ERP
11 466 (14.00%) Electronics
11 466 (14.00%) Digital Marketing
12 363 (10.90%) Migration
13 345 (10.36%) Security Cleared
14 339 (10.18%) Project Management
15 331 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 310 (9.31%) Microsoft
17 298 (8.95%) Oracle
18 261 (7.84%) SQL
19 246 (7.39%) SC Cleared
20 229 (6.88%) SAP HANA
21 225 (6.76%) ABAP
22 219 (6.58%) SuccessFactors
23 218 (6.55%) Azure
24 212 (6.37%) Ariba
25 187 (5.62%) DevOps
26 186 (5.59%) Windows
26 186 (5.59%) Change Management
27 185 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
28 178 (5.35%) Data Migration

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 81 (2.43%) Confluence
1 81 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.11%) NetWeaver
3 36 (1.08%) SAP Portal
4 23 (0.69%) CMS
5 22 (0.66%) Apache Spark
6 17 (0.51%) Mule
7 15 (0.45%) Apache
7 15 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 14 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
9 13 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.30%) JBoss
10 10 (0.30%) SAP EP
11 9 (0.27%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.24%) Anypoint
12 8 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.15%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 133 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 93 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
4 44 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.24%) Sketch
9 7 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.15%) PTC Creo
10 5 (0.15%) Windchill
11 4 (0.12%) Siemens NX
12 3 (0.090%) Figma
12 3 (0.090%) InVision
13 2 (0.060%) Marvel
13 2 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.030%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.030%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.030%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 587 (17.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 167 (5.02%) SAP ERP
3 163 (4.90%) SAP FI
4 144 (4.33%) SAP CO
5 126 (3.78%) SAP FI/CO
6 110 (3.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 95 (2.85%) SAP HR
8 81 (2.43%) SAP HCM
9 69 (2.07%) SAP BPC
10 68 (2.04%) SAP MDG
11 65 (1.95%) SAP Payroll
12 53 (1.59%) SAP SD
13 52 (1.56%) SAP MM
14 48 (1.44%) SAP PP
15 45 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
15 45 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
16 42 (1.26%) SAP IBP
17 37 (1.11%) SAP CRM
18 33 (0.99%) SAP PM
19 32 (0.96%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 219 (6.58%) SuccessFactors
2 218 (6.55%) Azure
3 109 (3.27%) AWS
4 99 (2.97%) Power Platform
5 68 (2.04%) SaaS
6 62 (1.86%) Office 365
7 55 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
8 44 (1.32%) PaaS
9 25 (0.75%) Amazon S3
10 24 (0.72%) IaaS
11 22 (0.66%) GCP
11 22 (0.66%) Trello
12 14 (0.42%) GitHub
13 13 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.39%) Serverless
14 11 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (0.33%) CloudFront
15 9 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (0.27%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.24%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 27 (0.81%) DNS
2 23 (0.69%) Firewall
3 14 (0.42%) DHCP
3 14 (0.42%) HTTP
4 13 (0.39%) VPN
4 13 (0.39%) WAN
5 12 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (0.33%) Network Security
7 10 (0.30%) Internet
7 10 (0.30%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.24%) SSH
9 7 (0.21%) LAN
9 7 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (0.18%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.18%) FTP
10 6 (0.18%) Intranet
10 6 (0.18%) RTP
10 6 (0.18%) SSL
10 6 (0.18%) Wireless
11 5 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (6.88%) SAP HANA
2 148 (4.45%) SAP BW
3 134 (4.03%) SQL Server
4 126 (3.78%) BusinessObjects
5 109 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
6 97 (2.91%) Power BI
7 63 (1.89%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 57 (1.71%) SAP Data Services
9 45 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 43 (1.29%) Hadoop
11 42 (1.26%) Oracle Database
12 40 (1.20%) Big Data
13 39 (1.17%) Data Lake
14 37 (1.11%) Relational Database
15 23 (0.69%) NoSQL
16 22 (0.66%) PowerCenter
16 22 (0.66%) RDBMS
16 22 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
18 19 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 174 (5.23%) JIRA
2 81 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 60 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 31 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
5 30 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (0.84%) Maven
7 26 (0.78%) Selenium
8 21 (0.63%) LSMW
9 17 (0.51%) Gradle
10 16 (0.48%) Subversion
10 16 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 15 (0.45%) GitLab
12 14 (0.42%) JUnit
13 9 (0.27%) ER Studio
13 9 (0.27%) HP UFT
13 9 (0.27%) Toad
14 7 (0.21%) ERwin
14 7 (0.21%) LoadRunner
14 7 (0.21%) PowerDesigner
14 7 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 1,158 (34.79%) Finance
2 731 (21.96%) Manufacturing
3 538 (16.16%) Public Sector
4 506 (15.20%) Marketing
5 492 (14.78%) Telecoms
6 466 (14.00%) Electronics
7 141 (4.24%) Retail
8 89 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 52 (1.56%) Banking
10 45 (1.35%) Billing
11 28 (0.84%) German Language
12 25 (0.75%) Legal
13 23 (0.69%) General Ledger
14 22 (0.66%) French Language
15 21 (0.63%) Aerospace
15 21 (0.63%) Law
16 20 (0.60%) Back Office
16 20 (0.60%) Financial Institution
17 17 (0.51%) Publishing
18 11 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 808 (24.27%) Consultant
2 700 (21.03%) SAP Consultant
3 345 (10.36%) Analyst
4 335 (10.06%) Architect
5 319 (9.58%) Developer
6 318 (9.55%) SAP Manager
7 282 (8.47%) Project Manager
8 160 (4.81%) SAP Project Manager
9 138 (4.15%) SAP Architect
10 126 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
11 121 (3.63%) SAP Developer
12 120 (3.60%) Business Analyst
13 119 (3.57%) SAP Analyst
14 100 (3.00%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
15 85 (2.55%) Data Analyst
16 75 (2.25%) SAP FI Consultant
17 71 (2.13%) SAP CO Consultant
18 61 (1.83%) Change Manager
19 57 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
19 57 (1.71%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (4.15%) SAP Fiori
2 95 (2.85%) Web Services
3 91 (2.73%) SAPUI5
4 69 (2.07%) RESTful
5 66 (1.98%) XML
6 63 (1.89%) SAP Basis
7 58 (1.74%) HTML
8 55 (1.65%) .NET
9 51 (1.53%) SAP PI
10 48 (1.44%) SOAP
11 43 (1.29%) CSS
12 36 (1.08%) Spring
13 34 (1.02%) Middleware
13 34 (1.02%) Node.js
14 32 (0.96%) J2EE
15 30 (0.90%) JSON
15 30 (0.90%) REST
16 29 (0.87%) BAPI
17 27 (0.81%) IDoc
18 26 (0.78%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 185 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (2.04%) User Experience
4 65 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 63 (1.89%) FMCG
6 37 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 35 (1.05%) Public Cloud
9 33 (0.99%) Data Centre
9 33 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 30 (0.90%) Life Science
11 28 (0.84%) e-Learning
11 28 (0.84%) NHS
12 23 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.57%) Virtual Team
14 17 (0.51%) Replication
15 15 (0.45%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.45%) CMDB
16 13 (0.39%) Analytical Mindset
17 12 (0.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 186 (5.59%) Windows
2 115 (3.45%) Linux
3 87 (2.61%) Windows 10
4 58 (1.74%) Unix
5 50 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 26 (0.78%) Android
7 23 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.33%) AIX
9 11 (0.33%) SUSE
10 9 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.12%) Solaris
15 3 (0.090%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.090%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
2 570 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
3 518 (15.56%) Programme Management
4 477 (14.33%) ERP
5 466 (14.00%) Digital Marketing
6 363 (10.90%) Migration
7 339 (10.18%) Project Management
8 331 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 187 (5.62%) DevOps
10 186 (5.59%) Change Management
11 178 (5.35%) Analytics
11 178 (5.35%) Data Migration
12 176 (5.29%) Data Modelling
13 166 (4.99%) Project Delivery
14 165 (4.96%) CRM
14 165 (4.96%) Logistics
15 157 (4.72%) Problem-Solving
16 149 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
17 134 (4.03%) ETL
18 126 (3.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 261 (7.84%) SQL
2 225 (6.76%) ABAP
3 175 (5.26%) Java
4 102 (3.06%) JavaScript
5 71 (2.13%) Python
6 48 (1.44%) C
7 32 (0.96%) C#
8 29 (0.87%) PL/SQL
9 22 (0.66%) T-SQL
10 19 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 19 (0.57%) PowerShell
11 17 (0.51%) PHP
11 17 (0.51%) VBA
12 16 (0.48%) Apple Swift
12 16 (0.48%) Objective-C
13 15 (0.45%) R
14 14 (0.42%) Dart
15 13 (0.39%) Java 8
16 12 (0.36%) C++
17 11 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 345 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 246 (7.39%) SC Cleared
3 111 (3.33%) Degree
4 71 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 32 (0.96%) PMP
6 26 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 23 (0.69%) ACCA
7 23 (0.69%) CIMA
8 20 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (0.54%) CCA
10 16 (0.48%) ISEB
10 16 (0.48%) ISTQB
11 14 (0.42%) SAP Certification
12 13 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
13 12 (0.36%) AWS Certification
13 12 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.36%) CISSP
14 10 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.30%) Master's Degree
15 9 (0.27%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.40%) QA
2 69 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 65 (1.95%) PMO
4 38 (1.14%) SLA
5 28 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 26 (0.78%) GDPR
7 25 (0.75%) RMADS
8 14 (0.42%) GxP
9 13 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.30%) GAMP
11 9 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (0.27%) NIST
12 7 (0.21%) NCSC
13 6 (0.18%) WCAG
14 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.12%) IFRS
16 3 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
16 3 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
16 3 (0.090%) PCI DSS
17 2 (0.060%) HIPAA
System Software
1 46 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 32 (0.96%) Docker
3 17 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.21%) vSphere
5 5 (0.15%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.15%) Firmware
5 5 (0.15%) HDFS
6 3 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.060%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.060%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.060%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.060%) XenApp
7 2 (0.060%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.030%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.030%) NFS
8 1 (0.030%) Snort
8 1 (0.030%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 29 (0.87%) Ansible
2 27 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (0.57%) HP ALM
3 19 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (0.48%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.45%) Terraform
6 13 (0.39%) SCCM
7 12 (0.36%) Puppet
8 10 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.24%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (0.21%) Control-M
11 4 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.12%) SCSM
12 2 (0.060%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.060%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.060%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.060%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.060%) Salt
Vendors
1 310 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 298 (8.95%) Oracle
3 212 (6.37%) Ariba
4 88 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
5 78 (2.34%) hybris
6 77 (2.31%) Informatica
7 65 (1.95%) Adobe
8 59 (1.77%) Workday
9 53 (1.59%) ServiceNow
10 49 (1.47%) Concur
11 41 (1.23%) VMware
12 39 (1.17%) IBM
13 34 (1.02%) webMethods
14 33 (0.99%) Tableau
15 32 (0.96%) Cognos
16 28 (0.84%) Google
17 27 (0.81%) HP
18 24 (0.72%) MuleSoft
19 22 (0.66%) Talend
20 19 (0.57%) OpenText