Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 -8
Contract jobs citing SAP 263 262 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.22% 5.88% 6.39%
As % of the Vendors category 11.23% 13.15% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 135 188
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +5.59% -15.26%
10th Percentile £363 £275 £300
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
England median daily rate £489 £480 £438
% change year-on-year +1.82% +9.71% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.52 £25.12 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.27% +62.06% -48.44%
10th Percentile £17.71 £21.30 £12.38
90th Percentile £19.33 £61.40 £22.38
England median hourly rate £26.25 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% -20.00% +7.14%

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 2,341 1,992 2,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.48% 44.73% 47.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,328 1,178 1,632
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £570 £537
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.00% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 97 86
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.41 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.52% +17.18% -9.68%
10th Percentile £10.81 £11.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £27.13 £48.50 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +20 107 £488 +11.43% 32
Warwickshire +8 50 £550 +38.80% 7
Coventry -24 26 £458 +6.27% 7
Shropshire -28 18 £378 -20.53% 3
Staffordshire -9 6 £428 +6.88% 3
Herefordshire - 6 £438 -
Solihull -15 3 £438 -18.60% 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £538 - 1
Worcestershire -18 1 £100 -79.75% 1
SAP
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 64 (24.33%) Finance
2 45 (17.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 43 (16.35%) Oracle
4 40 (15.21%) ERP
5 37 (14.07%) Migration
6 36 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (12.55%) Manufacturing
8 31 (11.79%) SuccessFactors
9 24 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (9.13%) SQL
10 22 (8.37%) XML
11 21 (7.98%) Windows
11 21 (7.98%) Test Scripting
11 21 (7.98%) Data Migration
12 20 (7.60%) Change Management
13 19 (7.22%) Customer Requirements
14 18 (6.84%) Automotive
14 18 (6.84%) Project Management
15 17 (6.46%) ISEB
15 17 (6.46%) ISTQB
16 16 (6.08%) Degree
16 16 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (6.08%) Microsoft
16 16 (6.08%) ABAP
16 16 (6.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (5.70%) Java
17 15 (5.70%) Unix
18 14 (5.32%) SAP BW
18 14 (5.32%) ITIL
18 14 (5.32%) SAP HANA

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 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (2.28%) NetWeaver
1 6 (2.28%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.14%) Confluence
2 3 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.76%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.66%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 45 (17.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (3.80%) SAP MDG
3 8 (3.04%) SAP FI
3 8 (3.04%) SAP FI-CA
3 8 (3.04%) SAP HR
3 8 (3.04%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (2.66%) SAP CO
4 7 (2.66%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (2.66%) SAP HCM
4 7 (2.66%) SAP MII
4 7 (2.66%) SAP PS
5 6 (2.28%) SAP EWM
6 5 (1.90%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 5 (1.90%) SAP Payroll
6 5 (1.90%) SAP PP
7 4 (1.52%) SAP CRM
7 4 (1.52%) SAP FSCM
7 4 (1.52%) SAP GRC
7 4 (1.52%) SAP WM
8 3 (1.14%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.79%) SuccessFactors
2 12 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.80%) SaaS
4 8 (3.04%) PaaS
5 4 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.14%) IaaS
7 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.76%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.76%) Firewall
3 1 (0.38%) RFID
3 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.32%) SAP BW
1 14 (5.32%) SAP HANA
2 11 (4.18%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.04%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 6 (2.28%) Lumira
5 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.76%) MS Access
7 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.38%) Endeca
8 1 (0.38%) Essbase
8 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (2.28%) Toad
1 6 (2.28%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.90%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.14%) Ant
3 3 (1.14%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.14%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.14%) JIRA
3 3 (1.14%) JUnit
3 3 (1.14%) Maven
3 3 (1.14%) Selenium
3 3 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.14%) Subversion
3 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 64 (24.33%) Finance
2 33 (12.55%) Manufacturing
3 18 (6.84%) Automotive
4 11 (4.18%) Marketing
5 10 (3.80%) Electronics
5 10 (3.80%) Retail
5 10 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.42%) Legal
7 8 (3.04%) Back Office
8 6 (2.28%) Military
9 4 (1.52%) Advertising
10 2 (0.76%) Publishing
11 1 (0.38%) Banking
11 1 (0.38%) French Language
11 1 (0.38%) German Language
11 1 (0.38%) Local Government
11 1 (0.38%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 85 (32.32%) Consultant
2 71 (27.00%) SAP Consultant
3 39 (14.83%) Analyst
4 36 (13.69%) Project Manager
5 30 (11.41%) SAP Manager
6 28 (10.65%) Architect
7 24 (9.13%) Developer
8 21 (7.98%) SAP Project Manager
9 20 (7.60%) SAP Architect
10 19 (7.22%) Functional Consultant
10 19 (7.22%) SAP Analyst
11 16 (6.08%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 14 (5.32%) Test Analyst
13 12 (4.56%) Change Manager
13 12 (4.56%) SAP Developer
14 11 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
15 9 (3.42%) Business Change Manager
15 9 (3.42%) Business Manager
16 8 (3.04%) Business Analyst
16 8 (3.04%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.37%) XML
2 13 (4.94%) Oracle Fusion
2 13 (4.94%) SOAP
3 9 (3.42%) SAP Basis
4 7 (2.66%) REST
4 7 (2.66%) WCF
5 5 (1.90%) .NET
5 5 (1.90%) EDI
5 5 (1.90%) XSLT
6 4 (1.52%) Spring
6 4 (1.52%) Web Services
7 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.14%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.14%) HTML
7 3 (1.14%) Java EE
7 3 (1.14%) JPA
7 3 (1.14%) jQuery
7 3 (1.14%) JSON
7 3 (1.14%) Spring MVC
7 3 (1.14%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.04%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.52%) User Experience
5 3 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.38%) FMCG
6 1 (0.38%) NHS
6 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.98%) Windows
2 15 (5.70%) Unix
3 1 (0.38%) AIX
3 1 (0.38%) Linux
3 1 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.21%) ERP
2 37 (14.07%) Migration
3 36 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (7.98%) Data Migration
5 21 (7.98%) Test Scripting
6 20 (7.60%) Change Management
7 19 (7.22%) Customer Requirements
8 18 (6.84%) Project Management
9 16 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (5.32%) ITIL
11 13 (4.94%) CRM
11 13 (4.94%) Programme Management
11 13 (4.94%) SAP Implementation
12 12 (4.56%) Collaborative Working
12 12 (4.56%) Integration Testing
13 11 (4.18%) Analytics
13 11 (4.18%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (3.80%) Digital Marketing
14 10 (3.80%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.13%) SQL
2 16 (6.08%) ABAP
3 15 (5.70%) Java
4 9 (3.42%) C#
5 6 (2.28%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.14%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (6.46%) ISEB
1 17 (6.46%) ISTQB
2 16 (6.08%) Degree
2 16 (6.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (3.04%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.28%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.52%) HNC
5 4 (1.52%) HND
6 3 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.14%) SAP Certification
7 2 (0.76%) CIPD
7 2 (0.76%) CISA
7 2 (0.76%) CISM
8 1 (0.38%) ACCA
8 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.38%) CIMA
8 1 (0.38%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.42%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.52%) IFRS
2 4 (1.52%) ISO 14001
2 4 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.52%) PMO
2 4 (1.52%) QA
3 3 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (16.35%) Oracle
2 16 (6.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.28%) webMethods
4 4 (1.52%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.14%) Ariba
5 3 (1.14%) HP
5 3 (1.14%) JD Edwards
5 3 (1.14%) Sage
6 2 (0.76%) Concur
6 2 (0.76%) hybris
6 2 (0.76%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.38%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.38%) IBM
7 1 (0.38%) Informatica
7 1 (0.38%) Progress
7 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.38%) TIBCO