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0 Comments26 November 2014

SAP hiring trends

To sum things up, 2014 was a great year to be in SAP. And 2015 shows much promise.  But like the world around us, things are changing quickly. Notice: when I say “change” there should be no positive or negative connotation attached to that word.  Change isn’t inherently good or bad – it just happens.  I will say this – when we consider the word “change” in the context of SAP and SAP jobs, it often means one thing: opportunity.  It’s important to note that you’re reading this post toward the end of November 2014. These four trends – nobody could have guessed or predicted these trends. But here we are and this is the market we have. So enjoy your new found freedom and prosperity that SAP work provides.

Important: I’m highlighting the trends I’m noticing in SAP hiring so you know what to expect. As always, arming yourself …

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0 Comments05 May 2013

highest average SAP rates

sap salary discussion

sap salary discussion

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 …

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0 Comments13 December 2012

Avoid the “All Inclusive” rate trap

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.

Baseline Travel Expense Budget

$600 Round Trip Air
$500 Hotel
$200 Car
$200 Food
$1,500 total
$37.50 per hour   >> hourly premium for travel expenses

Of course I should clearly state the issue: if your expertise is needed, and if you don’t …

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