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SAP Contract Jobs Market

SAP Contract Jobs Market

The forecast for the New Year is positive for those with SAP skills and looking for new SAP Contract Jobs, especially with good SAP skills and experience.

Key corporate and public sector strategic ERP projects will continue to receive investment so demand for SAP Contract Jobs will remain robust, as will the need for those able to port such applications to users.

The skills shortage across the IT Market and number of SAP Jobs advertised, offers opportunities for those considering new jobs. Of the overall IT market, SAP and Oracle are still now amongst the most sought after skills, partly due to the expertise and complexity required in these roles.

Despite continued strong demand for SAP, however, average pay for all SAP skills in permanent roles has remained static. Conversely SAP contractors have seen the highest growth in pay, of the entire spectrum of primary IT skills.

Highlights from the latest SAP salary information, shows the following

  • Average Salary for the last 3 months for SAP related jobs was: £56,830
  • This has surprisingly remained static compared to the same period last year
  • For SAP Contract Jobs, the average daily rate for the last three months was £466
  • This is an increase of + 5.99% compared to the same period year on year
  • Some of the biggest pay increases for SAP job titles year on year was SAP Project Manager - up 11.95% to £75,654 and SAP Support up 11.84% to £47,072
  • ABAP skills are also in demand - specialist ABAP roles including consultants and programmers showed an increase in advertised salaries of over 10%

Anthony Sherick, Head of Sales and Marketing for Technojobs said, " we have seen a constant and strong growth in sap related jobs advertised on Technojobs and particularly SAP Contract Jobs. Speaking to a number of key recruitment agencies, it remains that strong SAP skills and experience are amongst the most sought after in IT. The demand is fueled by employers who will often counter offers to existing employees, which makes it harder to recruit. Conversely for existing SAP employees, it is important therefore to keep in touch with the SAP Jobs market. This can be done easily, and without costing ongoing time, by setting up an email alert.

"The candidates in an even stronger position are those that gain experience in different areas of SAP, which can often be done through contracting. Additionally it is worth considering evolving SAP experience with consulting skills and project manager skills, which will open more job opportunities and in parallel a higher salary."