Period
to 22 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 30 27
Rank change year-on-year -25 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing SAP 193 241 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.92% 5.15% 5.69%
As % of the Vendors category 8.73% 11.77% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 120 152
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £431 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% -5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £303
90th Percentile £588 £588 £611
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £24.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +60.40% -38.78%
England median hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +45.71% -1.41% -21.11%

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 2,211 2,048 2,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.92% 43.72% 45.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,238 1,218 1,343
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £225 £207 £213
90th Percentile £571 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 90 89
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.68 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +8.10% -8.52%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.69 £10.60
90th Percentile £30.60 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.11% -0.11% -2.78%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +16 56 £450 +12.50% 29
Warwickshire +5 32 £525 +34.62% 6
Coventry -24 22 £425 -10.53% 2
Shropshire -30 22 £376 -20.79% 6
Herefordshire -7 12 £420 -
Solihull +4 11 £403 -26.82% 1
Worcestershire -5 8 £413 -21.43% 8
Wolverhampton +3 1 - -
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 51 (26.42%) Finance
2 40 (20.73%) Oracle
3 34 (17.62%) ERP
4 32 (16.58%) Manufacturing
5 31 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (15.03%) SuccessFactors
8 25 (12.95%) SQL
8 25 (12.95%) XML
9 24 (12.44%) Windows
9 24 (12.44%) Test Scripting
10 23 (11.92%) Java
11 22 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (10.88%) Programme Management
13 20 (10.36%) ISTQB
13 20 (10.36%) SAP HANA
13 20 (10.36%) SAP S/4HANA
14 19 (9.84%) Marketing
14 19 (9.84%) Digital Marketing
14 19 (9.84%) Electronics
14 19 (9.84%) Telecoms
14 19 (9.84%) ISEB
15 17 (8.81%) Unix
15 17 (8.81%) Security Cleared
15 17 (8.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (8.29%) DV Cleared
16 16 (8.29%) Customer Requirements
16 16 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (7.77%) Microsoft
17 15 (7.77%) 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 9 (4.66%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.11%) Confluence
3 3 (1.55%) Apache
3 3 (1.55%) JBoss
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.04%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (10.36%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (6.22%) SAP FI-CA
2 12 (6.22%) SAP PSCD
3 8 (4.15%) SAP FI
3 8 (4.15%) SAP HR
4 6 (3.11%) SAP ERP
4 6 (3.11%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (2.59%) SAP BPC
5 5 (2.59%) SAP CO
5 5 (2.59%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (2.59%) SAP MDG
6 4 (2.07%) SAP CRM
6 4 (2.07%) SAP GRC
6 4 (2.07%) SAP PS
7 3 (1.55%) SAP EWM
7 3 (1.55%) SAP HCM
7 3 (1.55%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (1.55%) SAP Retail
8 2 (1.04%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (1.04%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.03%) SuccessFactors
2 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.04%) IaaS
5 2 (1.04%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Office 365
6 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.59%) Internet
2 4 (2.07%) Firewall
3 3 (1.55%) DHCP
3 3 (1.55%) DMVPN
3 3 (1.55%) IPsec
3 3 (1.55%) Multicast
3 3 (1.55%) OSPF
3 3 (1.55%) SNMP
3 3 (1.55%) Wireless
4 2 (1.04%) RFID
4 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) LAN
5 1 (0.52%) SSL
5 1 (0.52%) VoIP
5 1 (0.52%) VPN
5 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.36%) SAP HANA
2 10 (5.18%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.11%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.59%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.07%) MySQL
6 3 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.55%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.04%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.04%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.04%) MS Access
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) GIS
8 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.52%) Power BI
8 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.52%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (4.66%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.66%) SoapUI
1 9 (4.66%) Toad
2 7 (3.63%) JIRA
3 6 (3.11%) Cucumber
3 6 (3.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.11%) Selenium
4 2 (1.04%) Ant
4 2 (1.04%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.04%) ER Studio
4 2 (1.04%) ERwin
4 2 (1.04%) JUnit
4 2 (1.04%) Maven
4 2 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.04%) Subversion
4 2 (1.04%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.52%) Introscope
5 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.52%) PowerDesigner
General
1 51 (26.42%) Finance
2 32 (16.58%) Manufacturing
3 19 (9.84%) Electronics
3 19 (9.84%) Marketing
3 19 (9.84%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.66%) Military
4 9 (4.66%) Retail
5 7 (3.63%) Legal
6 5 (2.59%) Automotive
6 5 (2.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (21.76%) Consultant
2 31 (16.06%) Analyst
3 28 (14.51%) SAP Consultant
4 27 (13.99%) Project Manager
5 25 (12.95%) Architect
6 22 (11.40%) SAP Manager
7 18 (9.33%) Test Analyst
8 16 (8.29%) SAP Project Manager
9 14 (7.25%) SAP Analyst
9 14 (7.25%) SAP Architect
10 9 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.15%) Developer
12 7 (3.63%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.63%) IT Manager
12 7 (3.63%) SAP Test Analyst
13 6 (3.11%) Business Change Manager
13 6 (3.11%) Business Manager
13 6 (3.11%) Change Manager
13 6 (3.11%) Designer
13 6 (3.11%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.95%) XML
2 8 (4.15%) JSON
2 8 (4.15%) SOAP
3 6 (3.11%) HTML
4 5 (2.59%) Hibernate
4 5 (2.59%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (2.59%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (2.59%) REST
4 5 (2.59%) Spring
4 5 (2.59%) Web Services
5 3 (1.55%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.55%) Apache Camel
5 3 (1.55%) Apache CXF
5 3 (1.55%) CSS
5 3 (1.55%) J2EE
5 3 (1.55%) XHTML
6 2 (1.04%) .NET
6 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.04%) SAP Basis
6 2 (1.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.25%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.55%) User Experience
6 2 (1.04%) Clustering
6 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.52%) FMCG
7 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.52%) Life Science
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.44%) Windows
2 17 (8.81%) Unix
3 5 (2.59%) Linux
4 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.04%) CentOS
5 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.62%) ERP
2 31 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (12.44%) Test Scripting
5 22 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (10.88%) Programme Management
7 19 (9.84%) Digital Marketing
8 16 (8.29%) Customer Requirements
8 16 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (7.77%) ITIL
10 14 (7.25%) Migration
11 10 (5.18%) DevOps
11 10 (5.18%) Integration Testing
12 9 (4.66%) Computer Science
12 9 (4.66%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (4.66%) CRM
12 9 (4.66%) Project Management
12 9 (4.66%) SAP Implementation
13 8 (4.15%) Change Management
13 8 (4.15%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.95%) SQL
2 23 (11.92%) Java
3 11 (5.70%) ABAP
4 8 (4.15%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.59%) Python
6 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.04%) C#
6 2 (1.04%) Perl
6 2 (1.04%) VB
6 2 (1.04%) VB6
6 2 (1.04%) VBA
6 2 (1.04%) VBScript
7 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (10.36%) ISTQB
2 19 (9.84%) ISEB
3 17 (8.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (8.81%) Security Cleared
4 16 (8.29%) DV Cleared
5 14 (7.25%) Degree
6 4 (2.07%) CISA
6 4 (2.07%) CISM
6 4 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) MBA
7 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.52%) PMP
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.59%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.07%) IFRS
3 4 (2.07%) QA
4 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.04%) SLA
5 1 (0.52%) GDPR
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.59%) Docker
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) Ansible
1 2 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (1.04%) Grafana
1 2 (1.04%) Graphite
1 2 (1.04%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (1.04%) Nagios
1 2 (1.04%) Terraform
1 2 (1.04%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.52%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (20.73%) Oracle
2 15 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.66%) webMethods
4 7 (3.63%) hybris
5 6 (3.11%) Ariba
6 5 (2.59%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.04%) Pegasus
7 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.52%) Axway
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix
8 1 (0.52%) Concur
8 1 (0.52%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.52%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.52%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.52%) Tableau
8 1 (0.52%) TIBCO