Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 55 36
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19 -5
Contract jobs citing SAP 166 198 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.11% 4.08% 4.96%
As % of the Vendors category 10.85% 9.11% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 114 118
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -7.61%
10th Percentile £310 £315 £263
90th Percentile £798 £588 £588
England median daily rate £505 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.04% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £23.00
England median hourly rate £23.06 £25.50 £17.49
% change year-on-year -9.56% +45.80% -0.06%

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 1,530 2,173 2,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.13% 44.80% 43.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 1,213 1,199
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £236 £225 £203
90th Percentile £596 £572 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 94 86
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% - +9.31%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.79 £10.43
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.35 £47.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 -10 52 £518 +15.00% 11
Coventry +30 34 £525 +16.67% 5
Warwickshire +8 32 £525 - 7
Solihull +4 11 £450 +11.80% 1
Shropshire +37 5 £530 +45.21% 1
Herefordshire -2 5 £600 +42.86% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £175 - 2
Wolverhampton +3 1 - - 3
Worcestershire +1 1 - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £470 -
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 44 (26.51%) Manufacturing
2 41 (24.70%) Finance
3 35 (21.08%) SAP S/4HANA
4 32 (19.28%) Migration
5 29 (17.47%) ERP
6 22 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (10.24%) Data Migration
8 17 (10.24%) Oracle
9 16 (9.64%) Azure
10 15 (9.04%) Unit Testing
11 14 (8.43%) SQL
11 14 (8.43%) Project Management
11 14 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (8.43%) JIRA
12 13 (7.83%) Billing
12 13 (7.83%) Programme Management
12 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
13 12 (7.23%) SAP HANA
14 11 (6.63%) Public Sector
14 11 (6.63%) Electronics
14 11 (6.63%) Telecoms
14 11 (6.63%) SAP PP
14 11 (6.63%) Digital Marketing
14 11 (6.63%) Marketing
15 10 (6.02%) SAP Implementation
15 10 (6.02%) SAP ERP
15 10 (6.02%) SAP QM
15 10 (6.02%) Windows
15 10 (6.02%) Process Improvement

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 4 (2.41%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.81%) ArcGIS
2 3 (1.81%) Confluence
3 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 35 (21.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (6.63%) SAP PP
3 10 (6.02%) SAP ERP
3 10 (6.02%) SAP QM
4 7 (4.22%) SAP BPC
4 7 (4.22%) SAP CO
4 7 (4.22%) SAP FI
4 7 (4.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (3.61%) SAP GRC
6 5 (3.01%) SAP EWM
6 5 (3.01%) SAP MM
6 5 (3.01%) SAP PS
7 4 (2.41%) SAP FI-CA
7 4 (2.41%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (1.81%) SAP Business One
8 3 (1.81%) SAP CCM
8 3 (1.81%) SAP PLM
8 3 (1.81%) SAP SD
9 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (1.20%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.64%) Azure
2 4 (2.41%) Power Platform
3 3 (1.81%) AWS
3 3 (1.81%) Office 365
4 2 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) WAN
2 4 (2.41%) Firewall
2 4 (2.41%) VPN
3 3 (1.81%) LAN
3 3 (1.81%) OSPF
4 2 (1.20%) BGP
4 2 (1.20%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.20%) DHCP
4 2 (1.20%) DMVPN
4 2 (1.20%) DNS
4 2 (1.20%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.20%) VLAN
5 1 (0.60%) RTP
5 1 (0.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.23%) SAP HANA
2 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.41%) Power BI
4 3 (1.81%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.81%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.81%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.81%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.20%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.60%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (8.43%) JIRA
2 4 (2.41%) Selenium
2 4 (2.41%) Toad
3 3 (1.81%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.81%) Postman
3 3 (1.81%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.20%) JMeter
5 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (26.51%) Manufacturing
2 41 (24.70%) Finance
3 13 (7.83%) Billing
4 11 (6.63%) Electronics
4 11 (6.63%) Marketing
4 11 (6.63%) Public Sector
4 11 (6.63%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.01%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Automotive
6 3 (1.81%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.20%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.20%) Back Office
7 2 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (32.53%) Consultant
2 52 (31.33%) SAP Consultant
3 24 (14.46%) SAP Manager
4 22 (13.25%) Analyst
5 19 (11.45%) Project Manager
6 18 (10.84%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
7 13 (7.83%) SAP Analyst
7 13 (7.83%) SAP Financial Consultant
8 11 (6.63%) SAP Project Manager
9 9 (5.42%) Architect
10 8 (4.82%) Data Analyst
10 8 (4.82%) SAP PS Consultant
11 7 (4.22%) Developer
11 7 (4.22%) SAP CO Consultant
11 7 (4.22%) SAP FI Consultant
11 7 (4.22%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
12 6 (3.61%) Test Leader
13 5 (3.01%) SAP PP Consultant
13 5 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (3.01%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.42%) BAPI
2 4 (2.41%) SAP Basis
2 4 (2.41%) SAP Fiori
2 4 (2.41%) XML
3 3 (1.81%) JSON
3 3 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.20%) Kafka
4 2 (1.20%) Web Services
5 1 (0.60%) Middleware
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.60%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.02%) Windows
2 4 (2.41%) Unix
3 3 (1.81%) Linux
3 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.28%) Migration
2 29 (17.47%) ERP
3 22 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (10.24%) Data Migration
6 15 (9.04%) Unit Testing
7 14 (8.43%) Project Management
7 14 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (7.83%) Programme Management
9 11 (6.63%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (6.02%) Process Improvement
10 10 (6.02%) SAP Implementation
11 9 (5.42%) Logistics
11 9 (5.42%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (5.42%) Test Strategy
11 9 (5.42%) Waterfall
12 8 (4.82%) Defect Tracking
12 8 (4.82%) Test Management
13 7 (4.22%) Demand Management
13 7 (4.22%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.43%) SQL
2 7 (4.22%) Java
3 6 (3.61%) Python
4 4 (2.41%) ABAP
5 3 (1.81%) C
5 3 (1.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (1.81%) R
6 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.60%) C#
7 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.42%) ISEB
2 8 (4.82%) ISTQB
2 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.41%) Degree
4 4 (2.41%) PMP
5 3 (1.81%) CCDA
5 3 (1.81%) CCIE
5 3 (1.81%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 3 (1.81%) CCNP
5 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.81%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.20%) APMP
6 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.20%) CCIE Collaboration
6 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.81%) HDFS
3 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) HP ALM
1 8 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (10.24%) Oracle
2 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.82%) HP
4 6 (3.61%) Concur
5 5 (3.01%) Ariba
5 5 (3.01%) Cisco
6 4 (2.41%) Dell
6 4 (2.41%) webMethods
7 3 (1.81%) Citrix
7 3 (1.81%) Mapbox
7 3 (1.81%) VMware
8 2 (1.20%) Google
8 2 (1.20%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.20%) Juniper
8 2 (1.20%) Sage
8 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.20%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.20%) Splunk
8 2 (1.20%) Sybase
9 1 (0.60%) Siebel