Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 33 38
Rank change year-on-year -18 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing SAP 4,381 5,438 5,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.29% 5.67% 4.66%
As % of the Vendors category 10.20% 12.99% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,552 3,025 2,862
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +7.95% -2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £280
90th Percentile £660 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 74 90
UK median hourly rate £27.15 £19.00 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.89% -11.13% -3.91%
10th Percentile £12.89 £11.74 £10.71
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.80 £53.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £16.63 £20.75
% change year-on-year +80.45% -19.88% +8.75%

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 42,936 41,868 48,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.05% 43.68% 45.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,646 25,597 29,961
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,583 1,382 1,643
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% -
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.50 £43.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - -5.04% +2.21%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 -18 4,094 £488 +2.63% 641
UK excluding London -13 2,606 £475 - 505
London -26 1,407 £515 +2.95% 161
South East -7 974 £470 -1.05% 136
North of England -28 475 £440 -3.51% 111
Midlands -20 446 £475 - 77
East of England 0 337 £525 +2.44% 63
West Midlands -6 277 £500 +13.64% 60
North West -26 272 £475 +2.98% 72
South West -35 196 £400 -5.88% 87
East Midlands -26 145 £450 -7.69% 17
Yorkshire -49 132 £425 -5.56% 31
Scotland -17 108 £441 -0.84% 16
North East +8 64 £351 -12.19% 8
Wales -13 64 £500 -4.76% 13
Northern Ireland +37 8 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 1,422 (32.46%) Finance
2 794 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
3 704 (16.07%) Manufacturing
4 686 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
5 560 (12.78%) ERP
6 533 (12.17%) Oracle
7 509 (11.62%) Telecoms
8 490 (11.18%) Programme Management
9 483 (11.02%) Marketing
10 475 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 462 (10.55%) Microsoft
12 444 (10.13%) Electronics
13 442 (10.09%) Digital Marketing
14 422 (9.63%) Migration
15 411 (9.38%) SQL
16 388 (8.86%) Project Management
17 333 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
18 307 (7.01%) Security Cleared
19 291 (6.64%) Java
20 285 (6.51%) SAP HANA
21 284 (6.48%) SAP S/4HANA
22 279 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
22 279 (6.37%) BusinessObjects
23 273 (6.23%) ABAP
24 268 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
25 264 (6.03%) SAP FI
26 257 (5.87%) SQL Server
27 256 (5.84%) SAP BW
28 253 (5.77%) Data Migration
29 251 (5.73%) SC Cleared

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
1 130 (2.97%) SharePoint
2 75 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 71 (1.62%) NetWeaver
4 62 (1.42%) Mule
5 54 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 51 (1.16%) Confluence
7 42 (0.96%) IIS
8 35 (0.80%) Apache Spark
9 33 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 33 (0.75%) SAS
10 27 (0.62%) MS Exchange
11 25 (0.57%) Apache
12 23 (0.52%) CMS
13 21 (0.48%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.41%) K2 blackpearl
14 18 (0.41%) SAP Portal
15 15 (0.34%) Skype for Business
16 12 (0.27%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.23%) SAP EP
18 9 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 268 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 123 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 67 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.16%) Windchill
7 4 (0.091%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.091%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.068%) OrCAD
8 3 (0.068%) Simulink
9 2 (0.046%) SPSS
10 1 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.023%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.023%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.023%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.023%) Stata
Business Applications
1 284 (6.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 264 (6.03%) SAP FI
3 214 (4.88%) SAP CO
4 207 (4.72%) SAP FI/CO
5 178 (4.06%) SAP HR
6 164 (3.74%) SAP ERP
7 123 (2.81%) SAP MM
8 118 (2.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 99 (2.26%) SAP SD
10 90 (2.05%) SAP Hybris
11 82 (1.87%) SAP BPC
12 79 (1.80%) SAP HCM
13 64 (1.46%) SAP PP
14 48 (1.10%) SAP Payroll
15 47 (1.07%) SAP WM
16 46 (1.05%) SAP CRM
17 45 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
17 45 (1.03%) SAP PSCD
18 41 (0.94%) SAP PM
19 39 (0.89%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 216 (4.93%) SuccessFactors
2 171 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 164 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 85 (1.94%) SaaS
5 60 (1.37%) Office 365
6 37 (0.84%) PaaS
7 34 (0.78%) IaaS
8 26 (0.59%) Boomi
9 20 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (0.32%) GitHub
11 12 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (0.18%) Taleo
15 7 (0.16%) Yammer
16 6 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.14%) Google Analytics
16 6 (0.14%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.21%) DNS
2 40 (0.91%) DHCP
2 40 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 39 (0.89%) Firewall
4 29 (0.66%) Internet
5 27 (0.62%) SMS
6 23 (0.52%) NetScaler
7 22 (0.50%) HTTP
8 21 (0.48%) SAN
9 19 (0.43%) VPN
10 17 (0.39%) SMTP
11 16 (0.37%) Skype
12 12 (0.27%) LAN
13 11 (0.25%) Intranet
13 11 (0.25%) SSL
13 11 (0.25%) WebEx
13 11 (0.25%) Wireless
14 10 (0.23%) WAN
15 7 (0.16%) Ethernet
15 7 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (6.51%) SAP HANA
2 279 (6.37%) BusinessObjects
3 257 (5.87%) SQL Server
4 256 (5.84%) SAP BW
5 145 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
6 108 (2.47%) Power BI
7 102 (2.33%) SAP Data Services
8 100 (2.28%) Big Data
9 88 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 83 (1.89%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 82 (1.87%) Relational Database
12 63 (1.44%) Hadoop
12 63 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 56 (1.28%) Lumira
14 55 (1.26%) Oracle Database
15 50 (1.14%) MySQL
16 45 (1.03%) Data Lake
17 40 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
18 39 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
19 36 (0.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 125 (2.85%) JIRA
2 63 (1.44%) Maven
3 61 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 60 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 47 (1.07%) LSMW
6 31 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
7 25 (0.57%) Eclipse
7 25 (0.57%) SoapUI
8 24 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (0.55%) Visual Studio
9 20 (0.46%) Ant
9 20 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 18 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (0.37%) Gradle
12 15 (0.34%) Subversion
12 15 (0.34%) Toad
13 14 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (0.32%) Selenium
14 13 (0.30%) MSBuild
15 11 (0.25%) Artifactory
General
1 1,422 (32.46%) Finance
2 704 (16.07%) Manufacturing
3 509 (11.62%) Telecoms
4 483 (11.02%) Marketing
5 444 (10.13%) Electronics
6 242 (5.52%) Retail
7 97 (2.21%) Legal
8 92 (2.10%) Banking
9 89 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 69 (1.57%) Billing
11 43 (0.98%) Advertising
12 39 (0.89%) Automotive
13 35 (0.80%) General Ledger
14 29 (0.66%) Back Office
15 26 (0.59%) French Language
16 21 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.48%) German Language
16 21 (0.48%) Law
17 17 (0.39%) Publishing
18 15 (0.34%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,064 (24.29%) Consultant
2 889 (20.29%) SAP Consultant
3 665 (15.18%) Analyst
4 569 (12.99%) Developer
5 438 (10.00%) Architect
6 319 (7.28%) Project Manager
7 291 (6.64%) SAP Manager
8 241 (5.50%) SAP Analyst
9 236 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
10 230 (5.25%) Business Analyst
11 210 (4.79%) SAP Developer
12 184 (4.20%) SAP Architect
13 152 (3.47%) SAP Project Manager
14 137 (3.13%) Data Analyst
15 113 (2.58%) SAP FI Consultant
16 107 (2.44%) SAP Solutions Architect
17 99 (2.26%) ABAP Developer
18 96 (2.19%) SAP CO Consultant
19 86 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
20 83 (1.89%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (4.47%) Web Services
2 170 (3.88%) XML
3 166 (3.79%) Middleware
4 161 (3.67%) .NET
5 151 (3.45%) SOAP
6 125 (2.85%) HTML
7 115 (2.62%) RESTful
8 110 (2.51%) JSON
9 92 (2.10%) REST
10 85 (1.94%) CSS
11 83 (1.89%) EDI
12 58 (1.32%) Apache Camel
13 56 (1.28%) Spring
13 56 (1.28%) XSLT
14 55 (1.26%) SAP Fiori
15 53 (1.21%) SAP PI
16 51 (1.16%) SAPUI5
17 47 (1.07%) IDoc
18 45 (1.03%) J2EE
18 45 (1.03%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 333 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 187 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
3 141 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 96 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
5 78 (1.78%) FMCG
6 68 (1.55%) User Experience
7 51 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 42 (0.96%) Virtual Team
9 41 (0.94%) Data Centre
10 37 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 35 (0.80%) e-Learning
12 31 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (0.62%) NHS
14 25 (0.57%) Clustering
15 24 (0.55%) PKI
16 23 (0.52%) Mobile App
17 21 (0.48%) Smart Meter
18 20 (0.46%) Life Science
19 16 (0.37%) AS400
20 15 (0.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 174 (3.97%) Windows
2 117 (2.67%) Linux
3 103 (2.35%) Unix
4 72 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 39 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 30 (0.68%) Android
7 30 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 25 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.48%) Windows Phone
10 21 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
11 18 (0.41%) SUSE
12 16 (0.37%) AIX
13 13 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 13 (0.30%) Solaris
14 8 (0.18%) Mac OS X Server
15 7 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 794 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
2 686 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
3 560 (12.78%) ERP
4 490 (11.18%) Programme Management
5 475 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 442 (10.09%) Digital Marketing
7 422 (9.63%) Migration
8 388 (8.86%) Project Management
9 279 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
10 253 (5.77%) Data Migration
11 237 (5.41%) Scrum
12 225 (5.14%) Analytics
12 225 (5.14%) Change Management
13 209 (4.77%) CRM
14 207 (4.72%) Data Modelling
15 206 (4.70%) DevOps
16 189 (4.31%) ETL
17 174 (3.97%) ITIL
18 172 (3.93%) Business Analysis
19 165 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 411 (9.38%) SQL
2 291 (6.64%) Java
3 273 (6.23%) ABAP
4 133 (3.04%) JavaScript
5 115 (2.62%) C#
6 82 (1.87%) Python
7 61 (1.39%) PowerShell
8 42 (0.96%) XPath
9 40 (0.91%) T-SQL
9 40 (0.91%) VBA
10 37 (0.84%) Java 8
11 32 (0.73%) PL/SQL
12 25 (0.57%) PHP
13 24 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 21 (0.48%) C
15 19 (0.43%) VB
16 17 (0.39%) R
16 17 (0.39%) SAPscript
17 16 (0.37%) Ruby
18 15 (0.34%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 307 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 251 (5.73%) SC Cleared
3 204 (4.66%) Degree
4 47 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (0.94%) ISEB
6 40 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 31 (0.71%) PMP
8 30 (0.68%) CCA
9 29 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
11 25 (0.57%) PMI Certification
12 22 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 21 (0.48%) CIMA
13 21 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
14 20 (0.46%) DV Cleared
15 18 (0.41%) ACCA
15 18 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.34%) Master's Degree
16 15 (0.34%) SAP Certification
17 14 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (2.72%) Data Quality
2 108 (2.47%) QA
3 88 (2.01%) PMO
4 56 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 48 (1.10%) GDPR
6 45 (1.03%) SLA
7 24 (0.55%) IFRS
8 13 (0.30%) GxP
9 12 (0.27%) COBIT
10 11 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 8 (0.18%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (0.14%) GAMP
13 6 (0.14%) GCP
13 6 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.14%) PCI DSS
14 5 (0.11%) HL7
14 5 (0.11%) SEPA
15 4 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 91 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 36 (0.82%) Docker
2 36 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.48%) XenApp
3 21 (0.48%) XenDesktop
4 15 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (0.32%) Apache Flume
5 14 (0.32%) vSphere
6 12 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.21%) NFS
7 9 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.11%) HDFS
10 4 (0.091%) etcd
10 4 (0.091%) flannel
10 4 (0.091%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.046%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.046%) Postfix
12 1 (0.023%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.023%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (1.48%) Ansible
2 44 (1.00%) Puppet
3 39 (0.89%) Terraform
4 32 (0.73%) HP ALM
5 26 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 26 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
7 21 (0.48%) AirWatch
7 21 (0.48%) XenMobile
8 20 (0.46%) SAP Afaria
9 18 (0.41%) SCCM
10 13 (0.30%) Salt
11 12 (0.27%) Automic
12 11 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.25%) MOM
12 11 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 10 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.21%) Kibana
15 6 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
16 5 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 533 (12.17%) Oracle
2 462 (10.55%) Microsoft
3 113 (2.58%) hybris
4 97 (2.21%) Ariba
5 89 (2.03%) IBM
6 87 (1.99%) Workday
7 75 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 69 (1.57%) Tableau
9 61 (1.39%) Citrix
10 59 (1.35%) HP
11 58 (1.32%) WSO2
12 53 (1.21%) VMware
13 51 (1.16%) Adobe
14 46 (1.05%) Informatica
15 43 (0.98%) webMethods
16 40 (0.91%) JD Edwards
17 38 (0.87%) Apple
18 30 (0.68%) Concur
19 27 (0.62%) Ivanti
19 27 (0.62%) ServiceNow