Period
to 18 November 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 30 28
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 -8
Contract jobs citing SAP 237 265 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.68% 5.53% 5.94%
As % of the Vendors category 10.07% 12.38% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 123 176
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% -2.70%
10th Percentile £336 £276 £300
90th Percentile £650 £600 £625
England median daily rate £490 £498 £450
% change year-on-year -1.51% +10.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £25.12 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.06% -38.15%
England median hourly rate £34.75 £16.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year +110.61% -20.48% -17.00%

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,354 2,140 2,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.48% 44.67% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,340 1,272 1,576
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £230 £208 £250
90th Percentile £575 £574 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 93 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.26% +6.90% -8.37%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.80 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.05 £47.05 £24.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SAP in the West Midlands

SAP
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP in the West Midlands

SAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP in the West Midlands

SAP
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP in the West Midlands

SAP
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Birmingham +18 94 £463 +7.25% 35
Warwickshire +10 36 £531 +36.22% 5
Shropshire -27 24 £376 -20.79% 5
Coventry -37 20 £429 -9.74% 6
Herefordshire -3 11 £425 - 1
Solihull -5 8 £438 -20.45% 2
Wolverhampton 0 2 £575 -
Worcestershire -10 1 £100 -83.33% 1
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SAP.

1 57 (24.05%) Finance
2 48 (20.25%) Oracle
3 42 (17.72%) ERP
4 38 (16.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (15.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 33 (13.92%) Manufacturing
7 30 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (11.39%) SQL
8 27 (11.39%) XML
8 27 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (10.97%) Test Scripting
9 26 (10.97%) SuccessFactors
10 24 (10.13%) Migration
10 24 (10.13%) Windows
10 24 (10.13%) Java
11 22 (9.28%) Microsoft
12 21 (8.86%) SAP HANA
13 20 (8.44%) ISTQB
13 20 (8.44%) ISEB
13 20 (8.44%) Programme Management
13 20 (8.44%) Customer Requirements
14 19 (8.02%) Unix
15 18 (7.59%) Electronics
15 18 (7.59%) Telecoms
15 18 (7.59%) Marketing
15 18 (7.59%) Digital Marketing
16 17 (7.17%) Degree
16 17 (7.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 16 (6.75%) Security Cleared
18 15 (6.33%) ITIL

SAP
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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.22%) WebLogic
2 7 (2.95%) Confluence
3 4 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.27%) Apache
4 3 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.27%) JBoss
4 3 (1.27%) NetWeaver
4 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.84%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.38%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (15.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (5.49%) SAP FI-CA
2 13 (5.49%) SAP PSCD
3 10 (4.22%) SAP MDG
4 8 (3.38%) SAP IBP
5 7 (2.95%) SAP ERP
5 7 (2.95%) SAP FI
6 6 (2.53%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (2.11%) SAP CO
7 5 (2.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (2.11%) SAP HR
7 5 (2.11%) SAP PS
8 4 (1.69%) SAP BPC
8 4 (1.69%) SAP EWM
8 4 (1.69%) SAP GRC
8 4 (1.69%) SAP MII
8 4 (1.69%) SAP VC
8 4 (1.69%) SAP WM
9 3 (1.27%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (1.27%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.97%) SuccessFactors
2 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.69%) PaaS
4 4 (1.69%) SaaS
5 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.27%) IaaS
6 2 (0.84%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.11%) Internet
2 4 (1.69%) Firewall
3 3 (1.27%) DHCP
3 3 (1.27%) DMVPN
3 3 (1.27%) IPsec
3 3 (1.27%) Multicast
3 3 (1.27%) OSPF
3 3 (1.27%) SNMP
3 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.27%) Wireless
4 2 (0.84%) RFID
5 1 (0.42%) SSL
5 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.86%) SAP HANA
2 11 (4.64%) SAP BW
3 9 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.38%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 6 (2.53%) Lumira
5 6 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.69%) MySQL
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.42%) GIS
9 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (4.22%) Toad
2 9 (3.80%) SoapUI
3 7 (2.95%) Cucumber
3 7 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.95%) JIRA
3 7 (2.95%) Selenium
4 4 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.27%) Ant
5 3 (1.27%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.27%) JUnit
5 3 (1.27%) Maven
5 3 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.27%) Subversion
5 3 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.84%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.42%) ERwin
7 1 (0.42%) PowerDesigner
General
1 57 (24.05%) Finance
2 33 (13.92%) Manufacturing
3 18 (7.59%) Electronics
3 18 (7.59%) Marketing
3 18 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.38%) Back Office
4 8 (3.38%) Military
4 8 (3.38%) Retail
5 7 (2.95%) Automotive
5 7 (2.95%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) German Language
7 1 (0.42%) Local Government
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 66 (27.85%) Consultant
2 55 (23.21%) SAP Consultant
3 39 (16.46%) Analyst
4 33 (13.92%) Project Manager
5 30 (12.66%) Architect
6 21 (8.86%) SAP Manager
7 20 (8.44%) SAP Analyst
8 19 (8.02%) Test Analyst
9 18 (7.59%) Developer
9 18 (7.59%) SAP Architect
10 17 (7.17%) SAP Project Manager
11 15 (6.33%) Functional Consultant
11 15 (6.33%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 9 (3.80%) SAP Developer
13 8 (3.38%) Business Analyst
13 8 (3.38%) IT Manager
13 8 (3.38%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
13 8 (3.38%) SAP Test Analyst
14 7 (2.95%) IT Project Manager
14 7 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.39%) XML
2 11 (4.64%) SOAP
3 8 (3.38%) JSON
3 8 (3.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (2.53%) Hibernate
4 6 (2.53%) REST
4 6 (2.53%) Spring
5 5 (2.11%) HTML
5 5 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.11%) WCF
6 4 (1.69%) .NET
6 4 (1.69%) Web Services
7 3 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.27%) CSS
7 3 (1.27%) EDI
7 3 (1.27%) J2EE
7 3 (1.27%) Java EE
7 3 (1.27%) SAP Basis
7 3 (1.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.91%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.69%) User Experience
6 2 (0.84%) FMCG
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.42%) NHS
7 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.13%) Windows
2 19 (8.02%) Unix
3 4 (1.69%) Linux
4 1 (0.42%) AIX
4 1 (0.42%) SUSE
4 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.72%) ERP
2 38 (16.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (10.97%) Test Scripting
6 24 (10.13%) Migration
7 20 (8.44%) Customer Requirements
7 20 (8.44%) Programme Management
8 18 (7.59%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (6.33%) ITIL
10 13 (5.49%) Project Management
11 12 (5.06%) Integration Testing
12 11 (4.64%) Data Migration
12 11 (4.64%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (4.22%) Analytics
13 10 (4.22%) Change Management
13 10 (4.22%) Collaborative Working
13 10 (4.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (4.22%) CRM
13 10 (4.22%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.39%) SQL
2 24 (10.13%) Java
3 14 (5.91%) ABAP
4 10 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.53%) C#
6 3 (1.27%) Python
7 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (8.44%) ISEB
1 20 (8.44%) ISTQB
2 17 (7.17%) Degree
2 17 (7.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (6.75%) Security Cleared
4 14 (5.91%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.69%) CISA
5 4 (1.69%) CISM
5 4 (1.69%) HNC
5 4 (1.69%) HND
5 4 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.42%) MBA
6 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.42%) PMP
6 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.42%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.95%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.69%) IFRS
3 4 (1.69%) ISO 14001
3 4 (1.69%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.69%) PMO
3 4 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.27%) Docker
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 48 (20.25%) Oracle
2 22 (9.28%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.22%) webMethods
4 7 (2.95%) hybris
5 5 (2.11%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.27%) Ariba
7 2 (0.84%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.84%) Pegasus
7 2 (0.84%) Sage
8 1 (0.42%) Axway
8 1 (0.42%) Concur
8 1 (0.42%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.42%) HP
8 1 (0.42%) Informatica
8 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.42%) TIBCO