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 3 months to 23 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.

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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 26 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4  
Contract jobs citing SAP 117 174 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.76% 5.78% 6.64%
As % of the Vendors category 12.80% 11.99% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 88 77
Median daily rate £430 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.96% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £22.74 £18.81 £27.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.89% -31.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £13.76 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.33 £23.86 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £25.12 £19.08
% change year-on-year -28.34% +31.65%  

SAP is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 914 1451 1128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 45.00% 48.19% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 797 663
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 73
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -26.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

SAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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 +6 30 £429 +12.82% 5
Warwickshire +2 26 £425 +13.33% 1
Coventry -2 20 £413 -8.33% 5
Worcestershire - 9 £494 -
Solihull +1 4 £450 +38.46%
Shropshire +17 2 £475 -
Staffordshire -1 2 £450 +16.50%
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP 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.

1 55 (23.31%) Finance
2 39 (16.53%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (16.10%) Manufacturing
4 34 (14.41%) Migration
5 32 (13.56%) BusinessObjects
6 31 (13.14%) SAP HANA
7 26 (11.02%) Oracle
8 25 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (10.59%) Retail
9 23 (9.75%) SAP BW
9 23 (9.75%) ERP
10 21 (8.90%) SQL
10 21 (8.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 20 (8.47%) Data Migration
11 20 (8.47%) CRM
12 18 (7.63%) Project Management
12 18 (7.63%) SAP Implementation
13 17 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (6.78%) Integration Testing
15 15 (6.36%) Data Modelling
15 15 (6.36%) Microsoft
16 14 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (5.93%) Procure-to-Pay
17 13 (5.51%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (5.08%) Change Management
18 12 (5.08%) SAP SD
18 12 (5.08%) SuccessFactors
19 11 (4.66%) SAP CRM
19 11 (4.66%) Logistics

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 6 (2.54%) SAS
2 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.42%) ArchestrA
3 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.42%) Confluence
3 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.85%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.42%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (5.08%) SAP SD
2 11 (4.66%) SAP CRM
3 9 (3.81%) SAP CO
3 9 (3.81%) SAP FI
4 8 (3.39%) SAP MM
5 7 (2.97%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (2.97%) SAP HCM
5 7 (2.97%) SAP Payroll
6 6 (2.54%) SAP ERP
6 6 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (2.12%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (2.12%) SAP Retail
8 4 (1.69%) Primavera
8 4 (1.69%) SAP CAR
8 4 (1.69%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (1.69%) SAP PP
9 3 (1.27%) SAP APO
9 3 (1.27%) SAP BPC
9 3 (1.27%) SAP HR
9 3 (1.27%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.08%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (1.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.85%) Boomi
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.27%) Firewall
1 3 (1.27%) FTP
1 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.85%) Network Security
3 1 (0.42%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.56%) BusinessObjects
2 31 (13.14%) SAP HANA
3 23 (9.75%) SAP BW
4 21 (8.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 10 (4.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (1.27%) MS Access
8 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.85%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.85%) DB2
9 2 (0.85%) Essbase
9 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.85%) Informix
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.27%) LoadRunner
1 3 (1.27%) XMLSpy
2 2 (0.85%) ProC
2 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.42%) JIRA
3 1 (0.42%) LSMW
3 1 (0.42%) NWDS
3 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (23.31%) Finance
2 38 (16.10%) Manufacturing
3 25 (10.59%) Retail
4 13 (5.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (3.81%) Automotive
6 7 (2.97%) Billing
7 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.27%) Banking
8 3 (1.27%) Electronics
8 3 (1.27%) Legal
8 3 (1.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 62 (26.27%) Consultant
2 58 (24.58%) SAP Consultant
3 39 (16.53%) Analyst
4 27 (11.44%) Developer
5 24 (10.17%) Architect
6 22 (9.32%) Project Manager
7 17 (7.20%) SAP Developer
8 16 (6.78%) SAP Manager
9 15 (6.36%) SAP Architect
10 13 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (5.08%) SAP Project Manager
12 10 (4.24%) SAP Analyst
13 9 (3.81%) Business Analyst
13 9 (3.81%) SAP HANA Developer
14 8 (3.39%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
15 7 (2.97%) SAP SD Consultant
15 7 (2.97%) SAP Solutions Architect
16 6 (2.54%) Business Intelligence Architect
16 6 (2.54%) SAP BI Architect
16 6 (2.54%) SAP HANA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.12%) IDoc
2 4 (1.69%) Web Services
3 3 (1.27%) EDI
3 3 (1.27%) Middleware
3 3 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.85%) CSS
4 2 (0.85%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (0.85%) XSLT
5 1 (0.42%) .NET
5 1 (0.42%) BAPI
5 1 (0.42%) EDIFACT
5 1 (0.42%) HTML
5 1 (0.42%) JDBC
5 1 (0.42%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.42%) SOAP
5 1 (0.42%) Spring
5 1 (0.42%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.97%) Data Structures
3 6 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.85%) AS400
6 2 (0.85%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) CMDB
7 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.42%) FMCG
7 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.42%) Life Science
7 1 (0.42%) SCADA
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.54%) Unix
2 4 (1.69%) Linux
2 4 (1.69%) Windows
3 1 (0.42%) AIX
3 1 (0.42%) CentOS
3 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.53%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (14.41%) Migration
3 25 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (9.75%) ERP
5 20 (8.47%) CRM
5 20 (8.47%) Data Migration
6 18 (7.63%) Project Management
6 18 (7.63%) SAP Implementation
7 16 (6.78%) Integration Testing
8 15 (6.36%) Data Modelling
9 14 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (5.93%) Procure-to-Pay
9 14 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (5.08%) Change Management
11 11 (4.66%) Logistics
12 10 (4.24%) Data Management
12 10 (4.24%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (3.81%) Test Scripting
14 8 (3.39%) Risk Management
14 8 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.90%) SQL
2 11 (4.66%) ABAP
3 7 (2.97%) Java
4 4 (1.69%) VBA
5 3 (1.27%) VB
6 2 (0.85%) PROC SQL
6 2 (0.85%) VBScript
7 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.42%) C#
7 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.42%) Python
7 1 (0.42%) Ruby
7 1 (0.42%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.24%) Degree
2 5 (2.12%) ISEB
3 4 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.85%) Dell Certification
4 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.42%) ACCA
5 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) CCA
5 1 (0.42%) CIMA
5 1 (0.42%) CIPD
5 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.54%) QA
2 4 (1.69%) PMO
3 2 (0.85%) Basel II
3 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (11.02%) Oracle
2 15 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.81%) IBM
4 8 (3.39%) hybris
4 8 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.54%) Ariba
6 5 (2.12%) Cognos
7 4 (1.69%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.27%) Concur
8 3 (1.27%) HP
8 3 (1.27%) Remedy
8 3 (1.27%) Tableau
9 2 (0.85%) Adobe
9 2 (0.85%) Dell
9 2 (0.85%) Informatica
9 2 (0.85%) Netezza
9 2 (0.85%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.85%) Teradata
10 1 (0.42%) Kronos
10 1 (0.42%) Wonderware