Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 38 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -5
Contract jobs citing SAP 5432 5059 5459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.67% 4.67% 4.81%
As % of the Vendors category 13.00% 10.39% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3021 2877 2788
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £319 £280 £300
90th Percentile £650 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 91 82
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -5.62% -9.18%
10th Percentile £11.67 £10.30 £12.75
90th Percentile £64.20 £53.75 £49.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £19.08
% change year-on-year -20.48% +8.75% -22.12%

SAP is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 41786 48679 50438
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.58% 44.95% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25544 29876 29374
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1642 2237
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.36 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.35% +1.47% +3.03%

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 +6 5127 £475 +8.57% 463
UK excluding London +5 3114 £475 +11.76% 298
London +12 1768 £500 +8.11% 162
South East +5 976 £475 +11.76% 77
North of England +18 703 £453 +13.25% 65
Midlands +4 604 £475 +5.56% 41
North West +18 433 £460 +15.00% 40
South West +13 361 £425 +6.25% 64
East of England +10 329 £513 +20.59% 38
East Midlands +4 323 £494 +9.72% 11
West Midlands -2 241 £440 +10.00% 28
Yorkshire +48 212 £450 -1.10% 18
Scotland +54 86 £450 +17.65% 5
Wales -4 58 £525 +31.25% 7
North East -5 52 £400 +34.45% 7
Northern Ireland -56 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SAP.

1 1846 (33.98%) Finance
2 1179 (21.70%) Business Intelligence
3 1171 (21.56%) Manufacturing
4 921 (16.96%) Marketing
5 905 (16.66%) Programme Management
6 891 (16.40%) Telecoms
7 851 (15.67%) Digital Marketing
8 847 (15.59%) Electronics
9 807 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
10 730 (13.44%) ERP
11 587 (10.81%) Oracle
12 567 (10.44%) Security Cleared
13 550 (10.13%) Migration
14 525 (9.66%) Project Management
15 491 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 452 (8.32%) SC Cleared
17 395 (7.27%) Retail
18 381 (7.01%) SAP FI
19 378 (6.96%) SQL
20 358 (6.59%) SAP HANA
21 352 (6.48%) Data Migration
22 351 (6.46%) SAP CO
23 325 (5.98%) SAP FI/CO
24 324 (5.96%) Microsoft
25 319 (5.87%) Java
26 318 (5.85%) SAP BW
27 303 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
28 295 (5.43%) BusinessObjects
28 295 (5.43%) ABAP
29 284 (5.23%) CRM

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
1 111 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 89 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 84 (1.55%) Mule
4 77 (1.42%) NetWeaver
5 74 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
6 62 (1.14%) Confluence
7 44 (0.81%) SAS
8 39 (0.72%) Apache Spark
8 39 (0.72%) CMS
9 35 (0.64%) Apache Solr
10 30 (0.55%) SAP Portal
11 27 (0.50%) Apache
12 25 (0.46%) MS Exchange
13 24 (0.44%) JBoss
14 22 (0.41%) Tomcat
14 22 (0.41%) WebSphere
15 21 (0.39%) IIS
16 19 (0.35%) nginx
17 15 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
18 14 (0.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 224 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 90 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 64 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 62 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.11%) SPSS
9 3 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.055%) Stata
9 3 (0.055%) Windchill
10 2 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.037%) InDesign
10 2 (0.037%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.018%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.018%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.018%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.018%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 381 (7.01%) SAP FI
2 351 (6.46%) SAP CO
3 325 (5.98%) SAP FI/CO
4 243 (4.47%) SAP ERP
5 192 (3.53%) SAP SD
6 169 (3.11%) SAP HR
7 165 (3.04%) SAP S/4HANA
8 158 (2.91%) SAP MM
9 123 (2.26%) SAP Retail
10 108 (1.99%) SAP Hybris
11 97 (1.79%) SAP CRM
12 96 (1.77%) SAP HCM
13 93 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 76 (1.40%) SAP IS-U
15 74 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
16 69 (1.27%) SAP Payroll
17 68 (1.25%) SAP BPC
18 66 (1.22%) SAP PM
19 60 (1.10%) SAP WM
20 53 (0.98%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 163 (3.00%) SuccessFactors
2 144 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 56 (1.03%) Office 365
5 42 (0.77%) SaaS
6 26 (0.48%) Boomi
7 23 (0.42%) IaaS
8 18 (0.33%) PaaS
9 15 (0.28%) G Suite
9 15 (0.28%) GitHub
10 14 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.18%) Yammer
12 9 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.13%) AdWords
13 7 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 7 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 6 (0.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 6 (0.11%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 63 (1.16%) Firewall
2 36 (0.66%) LAN
2 36 (0.66%) WAN
3 33 (0.61%) VPN
4 31 (0.57%) SAN
5 30 (0.55%) HTTP
6 28 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 23 (0.42%) Internet
8 16 (0.29%) Network Security
8 16 (0.29%) SSL
8 16 (0.29%) Wireless
9 14 (0.26%) DNS
10 13 (0.24%) MPLS
10 13 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (0.22%) 3G
11 12 (0.22%) Ethernet
11 12 (0.22%) GPRS
11 12 (0.22%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.22%) LTE
11 12 (0.22%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (6.59%) SAP HANA
2 318 (5.85%) SAP BW
3 295 (5.43%) BusinessObjects
4 167 (3.07%) SQL Server
5 149 (2.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 125 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
7 115 (2.12%) SAP Data Services
8 97 (1.79%) Big Data
9 93 (1.71%) Relational Database
10 91 (1.68%) Hadoop
11 73 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
12 68 (1.25%) Oracle Database
13 58 (1.07%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 55 (1.01%) MongoDB
15 51 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 46 (0.85%) RDBMS
17 45 (0.83%) MySQL
18 40 (0.74%) QlikView
19 39 (0.72%) DB2
20 35 (0.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 134 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 129 (2.37%) Maven
3 114 (2.10%) JIRA
4 78 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 52 (0.96%) LSMW
6 35 (0.64%) Cucumber
7 28 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 20 (0.37%) Selenium
10 19 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 17 (0.31%) SoapUI
12 16 (0.29%) Artifactory
13 13 (0.24%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.24%) Gradle
14 12 (0.22%) GitLab
14 12 (0.22%) Grunt
15 11 (0.20%) Ant
15 11 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (0.20%) Subversion
16 10 (0.18%) IntelliJ
General
1 1846 (33.98%) Finance
2 1171 (21.56%) Manufacturing
3 921 (16.96%) Marketing
4 891 (16.40%) Telecoms
5 847 (15.59%) Electronics
6 395 (7.27%) Retail
7 168 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 126 (2.32%) Banking
9 109 (2.01%) Billing
10 72 (1.33%) Legal
11 57 (1.05%) General Ledger
12 41 (0.75%) Back Office
13 34 (0.63%) Automotive
14 32 (0.59%) Advertising
15 30 (0.55%) Law
16 28 (0.52%) German Language
17 27 (0.50%) Aerospace
18 25 (0.46%) French Language
19 24 (0.44%) Spanish Language
20 17 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1548 (28.50%) Consultant
2 1325 (24.39%) SAP Consultant
3 747 (13.75%) Analyst
4 658 (12.11%) Developer
5 433 (7.97%) SAP Manager
6 428 (7.88%) Architect
7 383 (7.05%) Project Manager
8 301 (5.54%) SAP Analyst
9 267 (4.92%) Business Analyst
10 243 (4.47%) SAP Developer
11 224 (4.12%) SAP Architect
12 223 (4.11%) SAP Project Manager
13 174 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
14 154 (2.84%) SAP FI Consultant
15 142 (2.61%) SAP CO Consultant
16 126 (2.32%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
17 121 (2.23%) Data Analyst
18 115 (2.12%) Functional Consultant
19 104 (1.91%) SAP Business Analyst
20 101 (1.86%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (3.94%) XML
2 205 (3.77%) JSON
3 162 (2.98%) Web Services
4 158 (2.91%) Middleware
5 153 (2.82%) HTML
6 131 (2.41%) SAP Basis
7 121 (2.23%) .NET
8 116 (2.14%) CSS
9 115 (2.12%) XSLT
10 109 (2.01%) REST
10 109 (2.01%) SAP Fiori
11 108 (1.99%) Swagger
12 105 (1.93%) WireMock
13 91 (1.68%) Apache Camel
14 86 (1.58%) Spring
15 85 (1.56%) SOAP
16 84 (1.55%) SAPUI5
17 76 (1.40%) IDoc
18 65 (1.20%) AngularJS
19 62 (1.14%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 303 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
3 143 (2.63%) FMCG
4 117 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 89 (1.64%) User Experience
6 62 (1.14%) Virtual Team
7 46 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 40 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 36 (0.66%) Data Centre
9 36 (0.66%) e-Learning
10 32 (0.59%) Life Science
11 29 (0.53%) Mobile App
12 25 (0.46%) PMI
13 23 (0.42%) NHS
14 22 (0.41%) Replication
15 21 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (0.37%) Algorithms
17 16 (0.29%) Learning Management System
18 14 (0.26%) EPoS
18 14 (0.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 233 (4.29%) Linux
2 169 (3.11%) Windows
3 159 (2.93%) Unix
4 82 (1.51%) Solaris
5 45 (0.83%) AIX
6 43 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 41 (0.75%) Android
8 40 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 28 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 24 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 20 (0.37%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.29%) SUSE
14 12 (0.22%) Windows Phone
15 8 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.092%) CentOS
16 5 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.074%) zOS
18 3 (0.055%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.055%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1179 (21.70%) Business Intelligence
2 905 (16.66%) Programme Management
3 851 (15.67%) Digital Marketing
4 807 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
5 730 (13.44%) ERP
6 550 (10.13%) Migration
7 525 (9.66%) Project Management
8 491 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 352 (6.48%) Data Migration
10 284 (5.23%) CRM
11 276 (5.08%) Scrum
12 255 (4.69%) Logistics
13 246 (4.53%) TDD
14 238 (4.38%) Change Management
15 225 (4.14%) Data Modelling
16 216 (3.98%) ITIL
16 216 (3.98%) SAP Implementation
17 200 (3.68%) Analytics
18 197 (3.63%) DevOps
19 194 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 378 (6.96%) SQL
2 319 (5.87%) Java
3 295 (5.43%) ABAP
4 169 (3.11%) JavaScript
5 126 (2.32%) Python
6 108 (1.99%) XPath
7 84 (1.55%) C#
8 68 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 63 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 58 (1.07%) Perl
11 52 (0.96%) C
12 50 (0.92%) Korn
13 36 (0.66%) PHP
13 36 (0.66%) Ruby
13 36 (0.66%) VB
14 34 (0.63%) VBA
15 25 (0.46%) PowerShell
16 20 (0.37%) SAPscript
17 17 (0.31%) R
18 15 (0.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 567 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 452 (8.32%) SC Cleared
3 207 (3.81%) Degree
4 61 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 53 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 41 (0.75%) SAP Certification
7 39 (0.72%) PMP
8 32 (0.59%) ISEB
9 26 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 26 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 21 (0.39%) CIMA
10 21 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 19 (0.35%) ACCA
12 19 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 16 (0.29%) CCA
14 15 (0.28%) BC Cleared
14 15 (0.28%) HND
15 13 (0.24%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (2.41%) QA
2 108 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 77 (1.42%) PMO
4 54 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 50 (0.92%) SLA
6 29 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.37%) IFRS
8 16 (0.29%) JSP 440
9 12 (0.22%) GAAP
9 12 (0.22%) GxP
10 10 (0.18%) GDPR
10 10 (0.18%) GMP
11 7 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.074%) COSO
12 4 (0.074%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.074%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.074%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.055%) HL7
14 2 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 96 (1.77%) Docker
2 74 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 48 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 35 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.28%) vSphere
8 12 (0.22%) HDFS
9 10 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.15%) NFS
11 7 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.092%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.074%) XenApp
14 4 (0.074%) XenServer
15 3 (0.055%) SRDF
15 3 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.037%) Firmware
16 2 (0.037%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.037%) Squid
Systems Management
1 83 (1.53%) Puppet
2 80 (1.47%) Ansible
3 59 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (0.85%) Kubernetes
5 34 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (0.46%) SCCM
7 22 (0.41%) Terraform
8 17 (0.31%) AirWatch
9 13 (0.24%) Kibana
9 13 (0.24%) logstash
10 12 (0.22%) Salt
10 12 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 11 (0.20%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.15%) Grafana
12 8 (0.15%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.13%) DatAdvantage
13 7 (0.13%) MOM
14 6 (0.11%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.11%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.092%) Nagios
Vendors
1 587 (10.81%) Oracle
2 324 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 164 (3.02%) Ariba
4 135 (2.49%) hybris
5 118 (2.17%) IBM
6 96 (1.77%) HP
7 80 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 74 (1.36%) Tableau
8 74 (1.36%) WSO2
9 71 (1.31%) VMware
10 68 (1.25%) Sybase
11 57 (1.05%) Sun
12 55 (1.01%) Concur
13 54 (0.99%) Adobe
13 54 (0.99%) JD Edwards
14 52 (0.96%) Veritas
15 50 (0.92%) Cisco
16 47 (0.87%) OpenText
17 45 (0.83%) Workday
18 40 (0.74%) Informatica