The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SAP SD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP SD over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SD)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 133 112
Rank change year-on-year +18 -21  
Contract jobs citing SAP SD 6 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.43% 0.21%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.69% 3.63% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £525 £438 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -25.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £426 £450
% change year-on-year +11.63% -5.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -30.00%  

SAP SD is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 223 358 233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.73% 11.91% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 165 126
Median daily rate £436 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -5.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £23.38 £38.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.48% +67.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.08 £22.50 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.68 £38.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% +52.17%  

SAP SD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SAP SD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SAP SD in the West Midlands

SAP SD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAP SD in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP SD in the West Midlands

SAP SD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP SD in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP SD in the West Midlands

SAP SD
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP SD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +15 2 - -
Warwickshire +4 2 £525 +20.00%
Shropshire - 1 £475 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
SAP SD
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP SD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SAP SD.

1 12 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
3 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (25.00%) Order to Cash
4 2 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (8.33%) SAP MM
5 1 (8.33%) SAP WM
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) SAP HANA
5 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Billing

SAP SD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP CAR
1 1 (8.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Retail
1 1 (8.33%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SAP HANA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Billing
4 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Consultant
1 9 (75.00%) SAP Consultant
2 7 (58.33%) SAP SD Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Architect
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Pricing Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Support
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Support Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
2 3 (25.00%) Order to Cash
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Application Rationalisation
4 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
4 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com