Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 57 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16 -3
Contract jobs citing SAP 4,175 4,278 5,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.96% 4.10% 5.18%
As % of the Vendors category 11.41% 9.69% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,496 2,545 2,964
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +1.02% +8.89%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 59 86
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £34.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +109.09% -21.43%
10th Percentile £11.23 £16.15 £11.39
90th Percentile £61.13 £60.00 £59.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -21.21% +112.90% -24.39%

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 36,578 44,161 44,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.43% 42.32% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,951 27,382 27,415
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.99%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,495 1,684 1,482
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +0.40% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.80 £10.59
90th Percentile £51.71 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.46% +1.52% -

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +12 3,854 £500 +2.04% 480
UK excluding London +9 2,469 £500 +5.26% 381
London +19 1,374 £513 - 126
South East +14 920 £496 +4.47% 96
North of England +16 451 £500 +13.96% 90
South West +12 370 £500 +11.11% 58
Midlands +9 359 £521 +15.83% 68
North West +25 337 £500 +11.11% 59
West Midlands +16 238 £506 +6.58% 44
East of England -11 200 £500 -4.76% 42
East Midlands -6 99 £550 +22.22% 23
Yorkshire -28 89 £500 +15.94% 28
Scotland +56 88 £450 +12.50% 18
Wales +26 46 £550 +2.33% 9
Northern Ireland +17 34 £575 +24.32%
North East +6 23 £425 -2.86% 3

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,383 (33.13%) Finance
2 904 (21.65%) Manufacturing
3 811 (19.43%) Business Intelligence
4 692 (16.57%) SAP S/4HANA
5 656 (15.71%) ERP
6 601 (14.40%) Public Sector
7 592 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
8 581 (13.92%) Programme Management
9 574 (13.75%) Marketing
10 548 (13.13%) Telecoms
11 529 (12.67%) Electronics
11 529 (12.67%) Digital Marketing
12 447 (10.71%) Migration
13 430 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 430 (10.30%) Project Management
14 356 (8.53%) Security Cleared
15 324 (7.76%) Microsoft
15 324 (7.76%) Oracle
16 320 (7.66%) SQL
17 296 (7.09%) ABAP
18 282 (6.75%) Ariba
19 280 (6.71%) SAP HANA
20 256 (6.13%) Windows
21 249 (5.96%) SuccessFactors
22 244 (5.84%) SC Cleared
23 241 (5.77%) SAP FI
24 240 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
25 237 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
26 235 (5.63%) Azure
26 235 (5.63%) Logistics

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
1 104 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 80 (1.92%) Confluence
3 49 (1.17%) NetWeaver
4 33 (0.79%) SAP Portal
5 27 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 24 (0.57%) Mule
7 23 (0.55%) Apache
8 19 (0.46%) CMS
9 18 (0.43%) Anypoint
10 13 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 12 (0.29%) JBoss
11 12 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.26%) SAP EP
13 10 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (0.24%) Pachyderm
14 9 (0.22%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 193 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 126 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 59 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.17%) Sketch
8 6 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.12%) PTC Creo
9 5 (0.12%) Windchill
10 4 (0.096%) Siemens NX
11 3 (0.072%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.072%) Figma
12 2 (0.048%) InVision
12 2 (0.048%) Marvel
12 2 (0.048%) SPSS
13 1 (0.024%) CATIA
13 1 (0.024%) InDesign
13 1 (0.024%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 692 (16.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 241 (5.77%) SAP FI
3 220 (5.27%) SAP ERP
4 207 (4.96%) SAP CO
5 195 (4.67%) SAP FI/CO
6 138 (3.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 126 (3.02%) SAP HR
8 104 (2.49%) SAP HCM
9 93 (2.23%) SAP MM
10 92 (2.20%) SAP BPC
11 89 (2.13%) SAP SD
12 82 (1.96%) SAP PP
13 76 (1.82%) SAP MDG
14 67 (1.60%) SAP Hybris
14 67 (1.60%) SAP Payroll
15 50 (1.20%) SAP IBP
16 47 (1.13%) SAP WM
17 40 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
18 38 (0.91%) SAP CRM
19 37 (0.89%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 249 (5.96%) SuccessFactors
2 235 (5.63%) Azure
3 132 (3.16%) AWS
4 113 (2.71%) Power Platform
5 87 (2.08%) SaaS
6 73 (1.75%) Office 365
7 70 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
8 44 (1.05%) PaaS
9 25 (0.60%) IaaS
10 24 (0.57%) GitHub
11 23 (0.55%) Serverless
12 21 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
13 19 (0.46%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.38%) Trello
15 15 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
16 14 (0.34%) Boomi
17 13 (0.31%) CloudFront
18 12 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
19 11 (0.26%) GCP
19 11 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (0.67%) DNS
1 28 (0.67%) Firewall
2 22 (0.53%) HTTP
3 16 (0.38%) WAN
4 15 (0.36%) DHCP
4 15 (0.36%) VPN
5 14 (0.34%) Skype
6 12 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.26%) RFID
8 10 (0.24%) Intranet
9 9 (0.22%) Internet
9 9 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (0.19%) SSH
11 7 (0.17%) FTP
11 7 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (0.17%) RTP
11 7 (0.17%) VLAN
11 7 (0.17%) Wireless
12 6 (0.14%) SSL
13 5 (0.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (6.71%) SAP HANA
2 208 (4.98%) SAP BW
3 162 (3.88%) BusinessObjects
4 149 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 138 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
6 112 (2.68%) Power BI
7 91 (2.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 63 (1.51%) SAP Data Services
9 48 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 45 (1.08%) Oracle Database
11 42 (1.01%) Relational Database
12 41 (0.98%) Big Data
13 33 (0.79%) Hadoop
14 26 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 25 (0.60%) DB2
16 22 (0.53%) Data Lake
16 22 (0.53%) Lumira
17 21 (0.50%) RDBMS
17 21 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 19 (0.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 174 (4.17%) JIRA
2 82 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 57 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 43 (1.03%) LSMW
5 30 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (0.65%) Selenium
7 18 (0.43%) HP UFT
7 18 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (0.41%) JUnit
9 15 (0.36%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.31%) Maven
11 10 (0.24%) PVCS
11 10 (0.24%) Subversion
12 9 (0.22%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.22%) ERwin
13 8 (0.19%) Ant
13 8 (0.19%) PowerDesigner
13 8 (0.19%) Zephyr
14 7 (0.17%) git-flow
14 7 (0.17%) GitLab
General
1 1,383 (33.13%) Finance
2 904 (21.65%) Manufacturing
3 601 (14.40%) Public Sector
4 574 (13.75%) Marketing
5 548 (13.13%) Telecoms
6 529 (12.67%) Electronics
7 190 (4.55%) Retail
8 128 (3.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 67 (1.60%) Banking
10 63 (1.51%) Billing
11 43 (1.03%) Legal
12 28 (0.67%) General Ledger
13 27 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 26 (0.62%) Law
15 20 (0.48%) Back Office
16 19 (0.46%) Aerospace
16 19 (0.46%) Investment Banking
16 19 (0.46%) Publishing
17 18 (0.43%) French Language
17 18 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,139 (27.28%) Consultant
2 989 (23.69%) SAP Consultant
3 484 (11.59%) Analyst
4 399 (9.56%) SAP Manager
5 395 (9.46%) Architect
6 367 (8.79%) Developer
7 362 (8.67%) Project Manager
8 193 (4.62%) SAP Project Manager
9 180 (4.31%) SAP Analyst
10 178 (4.26%) Business Analyst
11 161 (3.86%) SAP Developer
12 156 (3.74%) SAP Architect
13 142 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
14 135 (3.23%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
15 115 (2.75%) SAP FI Consultant
16 106 (2.54%) Data Analyst
17 98 (2.35%) SAP CO Consultant
18 96 (2.30%) Functional Consultant
19 90 (2.16%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
20 87 (2.08%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (3.78%) SAP Fiori
2 108 (2.59%) Web Services
3 98 (2.35%) SAPUI5
4 74 (1.77%) SAP Basis
5 71 (1.70%) XML
6 69 (1.65%) BAPI
7 65 (1.56%) SAP PI
8 61 (1.46%) SOAP
9 55 (1.32%) JSON
10 54 (1.29%) HTML
11 52 (1.25%) .NET
12 49 (1.17%) REST
13 45 (1.08%) RESTful
14 44 (1.05%) Node.js
15 43 (1.03%) Middleware
16 38 (0.91%) CSS
17 31 (0.74%) Web Dynpro
18 30 (0.72%) EDI
18 30 (0.72%) IDoc
18 30 (0.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 237 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
3 89 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 75 (1.80%) FMCG
5 62 (1.49%) User Experience
6 50 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 47 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
8 43 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 40 (0.96%) Life Science
10 38 (0.91%) NHS
11 35 (0.84%) e-Learning
12 32 (0.77%) Data Centre
13 29 (0.69%) Public Cloud
14 27 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (0.62%) Virtual Team
16 18 (0.43%) Hedge funds
17 17 (0.41%) Replication
18 15 (0.36%) PKI
18 15 (0.36%) Social Media
19 14 (0.34%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 256 (6.13%) Windows
2 143 (3.43%) Linux
3 128 (3.07%) Windows 10
4 66 (1.58%) Windows 7
5 62 (1.49%) Unix
6 34 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.65%) Android
8 17 (0.41%) AIX
8 17 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.29%) SUSE
10 12 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.24%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.14%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.12%) Solaris
15 4 (0.096%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 811 (19.43%) Business Intelligence
2 656 (15.71%) ERP
3 592 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
4 581 (13.92%) Programme Management
5 529 (12.67%) Digital Marketing
6 447 (10.71%) Migration
7 430 (10.30%) Project Management
7 430 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 240 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
9 235 (5.63%) Logistics
10 225 (5.39%) Data Migration
11 216 (5.17%) Change Management
12 196 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 194 (4.65%) Project Delivery
14 181 (4.34%) Analytics
15 180 (4.31%) Data Modelling
16 172 (4.12%) CRM
17 160 (3.83%) DevOps
18 154 (3.69%) ITIL
19 152 (3.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 320 (7.66%) SQL
2 296 (7.09%) ABAP
3 169 (4.05%) Java
4 112 (2.68%) JavaScript
5 78 (1.87%) Python
6 53 (1.27%) C
7 44 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 32 (0.77%) T-SQL
9 31 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 29 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 29 (0.69%) C#
11 26 (0.62%) PHP
12 21 (0.50%) Shell Script
13 20 (0.48%) SAPscript
14 18 (0.43%) Java 8
15 15 (0.36%) Ruby
16 14 (0.34%) Apex Code
16 14 (0.34%) VBA
17 13 (0.31%) R
18 12 (0.29%) Dart
Qualifications
1 356 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 244 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 146 (3.50%) Degree
4 76 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 52 (1.25%) PMP
6 36 (0.86%) PMI Certification
7 34 (0.81%) ACCA
8 33 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 32 (0.77%) CIMA
10 26 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 22 (0.53%) CCA
11 22 (0.53%) SAP Certification
11 22 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
12 21 (0.50%) ISEB
13 15 (0.36%) AWS Certification
13 15 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (0.26%) CCNA
16 11 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (2.71%) QA
2 96 (2.30%) PMO
3 83 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 53 (1.27%) SLA
5 27 (0.65%) JSP 440
6 25 (0.60%) RMADS
7 24 (0.57%) GDPR
8 22 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (0.46%) GxP
10 12 (0.29%) GAMP
11 10 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (0.19%) IFRS
13 7 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 6 (0.14%) NIST
15 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.12%) NCSC
16 4 (0.096%) WCAG
17 3 (0.072%) GAAP
17 3 (0.072%) SEPA
18 2 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 68 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 41 (0.98%) Docker
3 13 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.14%) Firmware
5 5 (0.12%) XenApp
6 4 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.072%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.072%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.072%) vSphere
7 3 (0.072%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.048%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.048%) HDFS
9 1 (0.024%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.024%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.024%) NFS
9 1 (0.024%) Snort
9 1 (0.024%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 55 (1.32%) HP ALM
2 42 (1.01%) Ansible
3 38 (0.91%) SCCM
4 33 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 32 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 24 (0.57%) AirWatch
7 23 (0.55%) Kubernetes
8 19 (0.46%) Terraform
9 18 (0.43%) Puppet
10 17 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.29%) Control-M
12 11 (0.26%) WMI
13 10 (0.24%) Kubeflow
14 9 (0.22%) Data Guard
14 9 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
15 8 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 5 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
17 4 (0.096%) SCSM
18 3 (0.072%) MOM
18 3 (0.072%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 324 (7.76%) Microsoft
1 324 (7.76%) Oracle
2 282 (6.75%) Ariba
3 104 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
4 90 (2.16%) hybris
5 87 (2.08%) Informatica
6 81 (1.94%) Workday
7 62 (1.49%) Concur
7 62 (1.49%) HP
8 60 (1.44%) Adobe
8 60 (1.44%) MuleSoft
9 57 (1.37%) IBM
10 56 (1.34%) Tableau
11 54 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 44 (1.05%) Google
13 33 (0.79%) VMware
14 31 (0.74%) Cognos
15 29 (0.69%) Talend
16 27 (0.65%) webMethods
17 24 (0.57%) JD Edwards