Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 36 36
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 -5
Contract jobs citing SAP 4,465 4,745 5,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.43% 5.02% 4.63%
As % of the Vendors category 10.60% 11.14% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,539 2,763 2,707
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 69 100
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.55 £5.00 £10.69
90th Percentile £57.00 £65.31 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +9.38% -16.88% -8.33%

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 42,115 42,585 46,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 45.06% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,552 26,157 27,431
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £238 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,414 1,603 1,849
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.62 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.97% -5.71% +6.06%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -8 4,188 £488 +8.33% 711
UK excluding London -5 2,678 £475 +5.56% 554
London -27 1,374 £500 +5.82% 203
South East -9 810 £451 +0.11% 143
North of England +22 683 £519 +15.28% 118
Midlands -8 464 £450 -5.26% 99
North West +14 429 £575 +21.05% 66
East of England +11 324 £525 +16.67% 69
South West -1 237 £406 +1.56% 75
West Midlands -4 233 £425 -8.36% 61
East Midlands -13 201 £450 -5.26% 38
Yorkshire +35 199 £450 +5.88% 40
Scotland +14 98 £474 +26.33% 32
Wales -26 54 £450 -7.60% 16
North East +35 48 £310 -27.06% 12
Northern Ireland -9 6 £513 +13.89% 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,388 (31.09%) Finance
2 787 (17.63%) Business Intelligence
3 675 (15.12%) Manufacturing
4 580 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
5 548 (12.27%) ERP
6 494 (11.06%) Marketing
7 490 (10.97%) Migration
8 471 (10.55%) Telecoms
9 468 (10.48%) Oracle
10 462 (10.35%) Project Management
11 455 (10.19%) Programme Management
12 451 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 412 (9.23%) Electronics
13 412 (9.23%) Digital Marketing
14 371 (8.31%) SQL
15 364 (8.15%) SAP BW
16 340 (7.61%) SAP FI
17 333 (7.46%) Data Migration
18 326 (7.30%) Microsoft
19 312 (6.99%) Retail
20 297 (6.65%) Security Cleared
21 294 (6.58%) SAP HANA
21 294 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
22 291 (6.52%) SAP CO
23 276 (6.18%) SAP FI/CO
24 274 (6.14%) ABAP
25 248 (5.55%) SAP S/4HANA
26 246 (5.51%) BusinessObjects
27 236 (5.29%) Analytics
28 232 (5.20%) 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 74 (1.66%) SharePoint
2 60 (1.34%) Apache Spark
2 60 (1.34%) Mule
3 59 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 54 (1.21%) NetWeaver
5 43 (0.96%) CMS
6 41 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
7 40 (0.90%) SAS
8 35 (0.78%) Confluence
9 23 (0.52%) Documentum
9 23 (0.52%) IIS
10 21 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 20 (0.45%) Apache Pig
11 20 (0.45%) SAP Portal
12 19 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (0.38%) Apache
14 13 (0.29%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.25%) JBoss
15 11 (0.25%) Mule ESB
16 10 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 197 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 76 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
4 43 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 40 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.090%) Windchill
8 3 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.067%) SPSS
9 2 (0.045%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.045%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.022%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.022%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.022%) HipChat
10 1 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.022%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.022%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.022%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.022%) Stata
Business Applications
1 340 (7.61%) SAP FI
2 291 (6.52%) SAP CO
3 276 (6.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 248 (5.55%) SAP S/4HANA
5 176 (3.94%) SAP MM
6 169 (3.78%) SAP SD
7 162 (3.63%) SAP HR
8 143 (3.20%) SAP ERP
9 99 (2.22%) SAP Hybris
10 90 (2.02%) SAP Retail
11 83 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 80 (1.79%) SAP Payroll
13 74 (1.66%) SAP HCM
14 69 (1.55%) SAP IS-U
15 62 (1.39%) SAP BPC
16 57 (1.28%) SAP PP
17 56 (1.25%) SAP PM
18 55 (1.23%) SAP APO
19 51 (1.14%) Maximo
20 50 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 215 (4.82%) SuccessFactors
2 128 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 126 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 77 (1.72%) SaaS
5 40 (0.90%) IaaS
6 39 (0.87%) Office 365
7 30 (0.67%) PaaS
8 19 (0.43%) iPaaS
9 17 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.34%) Boomi
10 15 (0.34%) OpenShift
11 12 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (0.22%) FinancialForce
13 7 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.16%) Data Lake Analytics
14 6 (0.13%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 35 (0.78%) SMS
2 23 (0.52%) Firewall
3 22 (0.49%) DNS
3 22 (0.49%) SAN
4 16 (0.36%) DHCP
4 16 (0.36%) NetScaler
4 16 (0.36%) Skype
5 11 (0.25%) Internet
5 11 (0.25%) VPN
6 10 (0.22%) WAN
7 9 (0.20%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.20%) Wireless
8 7 (0.16%) LAN
9 6 (0.13%) FTP
9 6 (0.13%) Intranet
9 6 (0.13%) Network Security
9 6 (0.13%) WebEx
10 5 (0.11%) HTTP
11 4 (0.090%) SSL
12 3 (0.067%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (8.15%) SAP BW
2 294 (6.58%) SAP HANA
3 246 (5.51%) BusinessObjects
4 172 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 160 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
6 130 (2.91%) Big Data
7 114 (2.55%) SAP Data Services
8 105 (2.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 100 (2.24%) Hadoop
10 74 (1.66%) Oracle Database
11 68 (1.52%) Power BI
12 54 (1.21%) Relational Database
13 52 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 45 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 40 (0.90%) Data Lake
16 38 (0.85%) QlikView
17 35 (0.78%) HBase
17 35 (0.78%) Lumira
18 34 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
19 33 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 92 (2.06%) JIRA
2 58 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 54 (1.21%) Maven
4 48 (1.08%) LSMW
5 43 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 38 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 29 (0.65%) TeamCity
8 21 (0.47%) SoapUI
9 20 (0.45%) Selenium
9 20 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (0.34%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.31%) Ant
11 14 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (0.31%) Gradle
11 14 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (0.29%) MSBuild
13 11 (0.25%) WebDriver
14 9 (0.20%) GitLab
14 9 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,388 (31.09%) Finance
2 675 (15.12%) Manufacturing
3 494 (11.06%) Marketing
4 471 (10.55%) Telecoms
5 412 (9.23%) Electronics
6 312 (6.99%) Retail
7 124 (2.78%) Billing
8 119 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 102 (2.28%) Banking
10 55 (1.23%) Advertising
11 50 (1.12%) Legal
12 46 (1.03%) General Ledger
13 32 (0.72%) Back Office
14 31 (0.69%) Automotive
15 27 (0.60%) Aerospace
16 26 (0.58%) German Language
17 23 (0.52%) Italian Language
18 19 (0.43%) French Language
19 14 (0.31%) Games
19 14 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,253 (28.06%) Consultant
2 1,088 (24.37%) SAP Consultant
3 697 (15.61%) Analyst
4 458 (10.26%) Developer
5 399 (8.94%) Architect
6 322 (7.21%) Project Manager
7 313 (7.01%) SAP Manager
8 285 (6.38%) SAP Analyst
9 257 (5.76%) Business Analyst
10 181 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
11 173 (3.87%) SAP Project Manager
12 170 (3.81%) SAP Architect
13 166 (3.72%) SAP Developer
14 156 (3.49%) Data Analyst
15 145 (3.25%) SAP FI Consultant
16 128 (2.87%) SAP CO Consultant
17 112 (2.51%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
18 105 (2.35%) SAP Business Analyst
19 98 (2.19%) Functional Consultant
20 92 (2.06%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (3.07%) Web Services
2 116 (2.60%) SOAP
2 116 (2.60%) XML
3 102 (2.28%) Middleware
4 94 (2.11%) .NET
5 91 (2.04%) SAP PI
6 89 (1.99%) RESTful
7 75 (1.68%) HTML
8 74 (1.66%) JSON
9 67 (1.50%) SAP Basis
10 64 (1.43%) REST
11 60 (1.34%) CSS
12 56 (1.25%) Apache Camel
13 52 (1.16%) XSLT
14 51 (1.14%) EDI
15 50 (1.12%) Spring
16 48 (1.08%) SAP Fiori
17 43 (0.96%) J2EE
18 42 (0.94%) Swagger
19 40 (0.90%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 294 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
3 116 (2.60%) FMCG
4 113 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 65 (1.46%) User Experience
6 64 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 46 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 45 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 32 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 29 (0.65%) NHS
11 28 (0.63%) e-Learning
12 24 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (0.52%) Smart Meter
14 21 (0.47%) Social Media
15 19 (0.43%) EPoS
16 17 (0.38%) AS400
16 17 (0.38%) Data Centre
16 17 (0.38%) Reference Data
17 16 (0.36%) Replication
18 15 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 124 (2.78%) Windows
2 97 (2.17%) Linux
3 79 (1.77%) Unix
4 40 (0.90%) Windows Server
5 21 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.22%) Solaris
9 8 (0.18%) AIX
9 8 (0.18%) SUSE
10 7 (0.16%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.11%) Android
12 5 (0.11%) VMS
13 4 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.090%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.067%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.045%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (17.63%) Business Intelligence
2 580 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
3 548 (12.27%) ERP
4 490 (10.97%) Migration
5 462 (10.35%) Project Management
6 455 (10.19%) Programme Management
7 451 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 412 (9.23%) Digital Marketing
9 333 (7.46%) Data Migration
10 236 (5.29%) Analytics
11 222 (4.97%) CRM
12 204 (4.57%) Change Management
13 194 (4.34%) Data Modelling
14 189 (4.23%) SAP Implementation
15 171 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
16 167 (3.74%) Data Management
17 163 (3.65%) Logistics
18 162 (3.63%) Scrum
19 160 (3.58%) Procure-to-Pay
20 156 (3.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 371 (8.31%) SQL
2 274 (6.14%) ABAP
3 215 (4.82%) Java
4 98 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 93 (2.08%) Python
6 70 (1.57%) C#
7 41 (0.92%) VBA
7 41 (0.92%) XPath
8 34 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 34 (0.76%) PowerShell
9 31 (0.69%) C
10 26 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 21 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.43%) R
13 14 (0.31%) RPG
14 13 (0.29%) VB
15 12 (0.27%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.27%) Perl
16 11 (0.25%) Groovy
17 10 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 297 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 232 (5.20%) SC Cleared
3 169 (3.78%) Degree
4 39 (0.87%) SAP Certification
5 28 (0.63%) PMI Certification
5 28 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 26 (0.58%) ISEB
7 22 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 21 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 21 (0.47%) PMP
9 19 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (0.38%) CIMA
10 17 (0.38%) Master's Degree
11 16 (0.36%) ACCA
11 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.34%) CCA
13 14 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (2.60%) QA
2 114 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 67 (1.50%) PMO
4 44 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 36 (0.81%) IFRS
6 31 (0.69%) GDPR
7 20 (0.45%) GxP
8 17 (0.38%) SLA
9 11 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.18%) COBIT
11 6 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.13%) EMIR
11 6 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.13%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.11%) GMP
13 4 (0.090%) GCP
13 4 (0.090%) MiFID
14 3 (0.067%) FIPS 140-2
15 2 (0.045%) HL7
15 2 (0.045%) RMADS
System Software
1 64 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 36 (0.81%) Docker
3 29 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 25 (0.56%) XenApp
6 22 (0.49%) vSphere
7 20 (0.45%) Apache Flume
8 17 (0.38%) HDFS
9 12 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.16%) PowerHA
12 6 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.11%) XenServer
14 4 (0.090%) Hyper-V
14 4 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.045%) Oracle Clusterware
15 2 (0.045%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.045%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.045%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (1.12%) Ansible
2 40 (0.90%) Puppet
3 36 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (0.56%) Kubernetes
5 19 (0.43%) SCCM
6 18 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
8 14 (0.31%) Salt
9 13 (0.29%) Control-M
10 12 (0.27%) MOM
11 11 (0.25%) Terraform
12 8 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.18%) Oozie
13 6 (0.13%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.13%) logstash
13 6 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (0.11%) Kibana
14 5 (0.11%) NetBackup
15 3 (0.067%) Mesos
Vendors
1 468 (10.48%) Oracle
2 326 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 169 (3.78%) Ariba
4 124 (2.78%) Tableau
5 117 (2.62%) hybris
6 80 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 76 (1.70%) Workday
8 68 (1.52%) IBM
9 66 (1.48%) HP
10 51 (1.14%) JD Edwards
11 49 (1.10%) Concur
11 49 (1.10%) VMware
12 42 (0.94%) WSO2
13 41 (0.92%) Informatica
14 37 (0.83%) Cognos
15 34 (0.76%) Citrix
16 28 (0.63%) MuleSoft
16 28 (0.63%) OpenText
17 27 (0.60%) Hyperion
18 26 (0.58%) Adobe