Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 29 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing SAP 249 230 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.07% 5.33% 5.53%
As % of the Vendors category 11.47% 12.35% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 136 166
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £448 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.73% +7.19% -7.22%
10th Percentile £350 £303 £275
90th Percentile £663 £550 £606
England median daily rate £494 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +9.72% +1.12% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.52 £22.74 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.56% +16.62% +2.63%
10th Percentile £17.71 £13.35 £10.55
90th Percentile £19.33 £47.72 £25.65
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -4.76%

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 2,170 1,862 2,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.15% 43.14% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,296 1,074 1,356
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £241 £213 £218
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 86 78
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.43 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.76% +10.69% -15.55%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.80 £9.79
90th Percentile £29.58 £40.75 £26.08
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -5 72 £550 +22.22% 28
Warwickshire -1 46 £550 +29.41% 4
Coventry -15 45 £454 +6.76% 11
Staffordshire +6 9 £495 +10.00% 6
Solihull -1 8 £550 +46.67%
Worcestershire -10 3 £525 +35.48% 4
Wolverhampton -2 1 £500 +25.00%
Herefordshire - 1 £475 -
Walsall - 1 - - 1
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 63 (25.30%) Finance
2 47 (18.88%) Manufacturing
3 33 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (12.85%) Migration
4 32 (12.85%) SAP S/4HANA
5 27 (10.84%) Project Management
5 27 (10.84%) ERP
6 25 (10.04%) SuccessFactors
7 24 (9.64%) Oracle
7 24 (9.64%) Change Management
8 23 (9.24%) ABAP
9 21 (8.43%) Microsoft
9 21 (8.43%) Data Migration
10 17 (6.83%) Automotive
10 17 (6.83%) Procure-to-Pay
11 14 (5.62%) SAP Payroll
12 13 (5.22%) SAP Basis
12 13 (5.22%) SAP HANA
13 12 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (4.82%) SQL Server
13 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
14 11 (4.42%) ITIL
14 11 (4.42%) SAP PP
14 11 (4.42%) SAP HCM
15 10 (4.02%) SAP Data Services
15 10 (4.02%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (4.02%) Logistics
16 9 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 9 (3.61%) SAP FI/CO

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 7 (2.81%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.61%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.40%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.40%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 32 (12.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (5.62%) SAP Payroll
3 11 (4.42%) SAP HCM
3 11 (4.42%) SAP PP
4 9 (3.61%) SAP CO
4 9 (3.61%) SAP FI
4 9 (3.61%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (2.81%) SAP EWM
5 7 (2.81%) SAP HR
5 7 (2.81%) SAP MM
5 7 (2.81%) SAP PS
6 6 (2.41%) SAP Business One
6 6 (2.41%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (2.01%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 5 (2.01%) SAP FSCM
8 4 (1.61%) SAP ERP
8 4 (1.61%) SAP MDG
8 4 (1.61%) SAP MII
9 3 (1.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.04%) SuccessFactors
2 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.81%) SaaS
4 5 (2.01%) PaaS
5 2 (0.80%) FinancialForce
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.40%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.40%) Skype
1 1 (0.40%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.22%) SAP HANA
2 12 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.02%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (4.02%) SAP Data Services
4 7 (2.81%) SAP BW
5 5 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.20%) Big Data
7 3 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.20%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.80%) MS Access
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.40%) Endeca
9 1 (0.40%) Essbase
9 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.80%) LSMW
4 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.40%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.40%) Selenium
4 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (25.30%) Finance
2 47 (18.88%) Manufacturing
3 17 (6.83%) Automotive
4 8 (3.21%) Legal
5 7 (2.81%) Retail
6 6 (2.41%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.61%) Advertising
7 4 (1.61%) Billing
8 3 (1.20%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.80%) Banking
9 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (29.72%) Consultant
2 63 (25.30%) SAP Consultant
3 32 (12.85%) SAP Manager
4 30 (12.05%) Project Manager
5 24 (9.64%) Analyst
5 24 (9.64%) Architect
6 20 (8.03%) SAP Architect
7 18 (7.23%) Developer
7 18 (7.23%) SAP Project Manager
8 14 (5.62%) SAP Developer
9 13 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.82%) SAP Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.61%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.61%) Change Manager
11 9 (3.61%) SAP Analyst
12 8 (3.21%) Data Analyst
12 8 (3.21%) Programme Manager
12 8 (3.21%) SAP FI Consultant
13 7 (2.81%) SAP CO Consultant
13 7 (2.81%) SAP PS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.22%) SAP Basis
2 9 (3.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (1.61%) .NET
3 4 (1.61%) EDI
3 4 (1.61%) XML
4 3 (1.20%) HTML
4 3 (1.20%) Middleware
4 3 (1.20%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (1.20%) Web Services
4 3 (1.20%) XSLT
5 2 (0.80%) REST
5 2 (0.80%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (0.80%) SOAP
5 2 (0.80%) WCF
5 2 (0.80%) WSDL
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.40%) LDAP
6 1 (0.40%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.20%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.80%) e-Learning
4 2 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.40%) AS400
5 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.40%) FMCG
5 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.40%) LIMS
5 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.81%) Linux
2 3 (1.20%) Unix
3 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.80%) Windows
4 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 32 (12.85%) Migration
3 27 (10.84%) ERP
3 27 (10.84%) Project Management
4 24 (9.64%) Change Management
5 21 (8.43%) Data Migration
6 17 (6.83%) Procure-to-Pay
7 12 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (4.42%) ITIL
9 10 (4.02%) Logistics
10 9 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (3.61%) SAP Implementation
11 8 (3.21%) Service Management
12 7 (2.81%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (2.81%) Matrix Organization
13 6 (2.41%) Analytics
13 6 (2.41%) GAP Analysis
13 6 (2.41%) Test Strategy
14 5 (2.01%) Business Process Mapping
14 5 (2.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.24%) ABAP
2 9 (3.61%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.21%) SQL
4 4 (1.61%) C#
4 4 (1.61%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.20%) Java
6 2 (0.80%) XPath
7 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (2.81%) Degree
2 5 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (1.61%) CIPD
3 4 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.40%) ACCA
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) CCA
5 1 (0.40%) CIMA
5 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.40%) HND
5 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.41%) QA
2 4 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.80%) PMO
3 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.81%) XenApp
2 7 (2.81%) XenDesktop
3 6 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.41%) SCCM
2 2 (0.80%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) MOM
3 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (9.64%) Oracle
2 21 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.81%) Citrix
4 5 (2.01%) HP
4 5 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.61%) Concur
5 4 (1.61%) JD Edwards
6 3 (1.20%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.20%) Sage
7 2 (0.80%) Cognos
7 2 (0.80%) Epicor
7 2 (0.80%) hybris
7 2 (0.80%) IFS
7 2 (0.80%) Infor
7 2 (0.80%) Kronos
7 2 (0.80%) NGA Human Resources
7 2 (0.80%) Tripwire
7 2 (0.80%) Xero
8 1 (0.40%) IBM
8 1 (0.40%) Progress