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Here is the list of top skill sets in SAP by open number of jobs around the world. This is by no means a comprehensive evaluation of the global SAP jobs market – local variations will be apparent – but over the years I have found my index to be a reasonably good proxy for the demand for SAP skills worldwide. Trends in technology are now global. Following the chart below, I have included a brief discussion about your prospects in each skill category.
* SAP Mgt. means “SAP Project Manager”
We’re seeing that more and more, a whole host of technical skill sets are being bucketed into the “SAP Basis ” category. Skills with the proxy …
For those of you just getting your start in SAP, I wanted to show you a video (I think it’s a pretty great video) from a trip I made last year. And I want to give credit where credit is due. This trip was made possible by my work in SAP.
And when you work in SAP, the world is literally your oyster. There are jobs in The East, The West, and everywhere in between. You can do anything and go anywhere you decide: here’s what I did last year when I took a week off for my own personal enjoyment. Thank you SAP!
(Please click the picture below to see the video!)
Here’s a a quick “no bull” review of some top-paying skills in SAP, as measured by highest average daily contact rates in the UK and US.*
Each of these skill areas have several hundred openings. As a close follower of the SAP contract market and employment, to me this means it’s a perfectly viable skill to pursue: if you advertise skills properly in these areas you will be contacted more than once daily to join a project. Students of mine don’t ever allow themselves to be in a situation where they have to worry about their current or future contracts – there will be plenty of demand to move to another project should your current client become problematic for any reason.
Reminder: these are average daily rates for SAP contractors – you may be at a higher rate, and you may be at a lower rate for a given skillset. …
I was reading through one of my favorite books, “65 Interview Questions,” and I read the following question. “Why are you leaving (or did you leave) this position?” because it reminds me about one of the most important principles of getting the very highest rates, and it underscores the importance of working in the highest-demanded areas possible, and it perfectly represents one of the best strategies you can employ when looking for and getting new jobs in SAP (and anywhere, really…)
Your most important, your strongest leverage in this business is scarcity. The very best answer is that you’re not 100% committed to leaving your current post. That you’re happy to stay put, but you’re always open to new and interesting opportunities if the right offer comes along. This is important because it means you are scarce – even if you receive an offer, you may decide that it’s best …
Dear Reader: With the publication of my first book on SAP in 2003, I realize that I’ve now been teaching people how to get jobs in SAP for a more than a decade. If you didn’t know this already, one of the things I’m most proud of is that rather than simply offering my readers information, I’m offering you my advice. There’s a big difference between the two!
Of course information you can just google or find on SDN, but advice – this is something more precious and something you need to hear from another human being. Somebody who cares that you get it right, somebody who actually gives a damn.
So when I give you advice about which skills to pursue and how to pursue them… how to interview, how to manage recruiters, how negotiate the very best terms of employment, or how to approach breaking into your next …
At any given time, we’re all just one phone call away from a better life. Watch my video to understand these important concepts:
1. The shift of financial risk from corporations to individuals,
2. The one phone call,
3. The IT Manager Needs Hierarchy
This week, if you order the Project Management Consulting Pack, I send you Breaking into SAP 2.0 Volume 1 as a bonus
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There are thousands of excellent contract opportunities for SAP consultants all over the world. Rates are high, and as always, it’s a great time to be in SAP. There are rates in the $100/hr + range (up to $150/hr and beyond for senior functional and architect roles) but one trend you must be aware of is the dreaded “all inclusive rate” trap. Please don’t be fooled or pressured into selling yourself short by accepting less than what you will reasonably need to commute to your SAP job. If they offer you a low rate “all inclusive” you must refuse and tell them you only accept expenses paid work.
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Of course I should clearly state the issue: if your expertise is needed, and if you don’t …
CNN lists SAP Basis as #51 on the top 100 jobs list!