Quarterly Crunch Q3 14/15

Posted on May 2015 By Judy Cole
Quarterly Report

​The roles have been counted, the results are in! It is time to look at the Speller International pure sales stats from Q3 14/15 and share the information we, as a team at Speller have analysed and tracked.

As a re-cap, each Quarter Speller International has a “Team Day/Quarter kick-off” where we review and analyse the previous Quarter’s results. Last Quarter we decided that we would make it a regular blog so that the SAP community can also analyse our stats and hopefully draw your own conclusions.

Re-cap of Q2

In regards to Speller International’s Quarter 3 sales results (Sales = people we placed within the SAP field in either contract or permanent engagements), Quarter 3 was an okay Quarter for us. It was not great as we missed out on our target by 10% and we did 13% less sales than Quarter 2 (Sept, Oct, Dec 2014). Needless to say, we did not go anywhere special for our team day!!

However, we placed 9% more people this Quarter than we did in Quarter 3 of last year (Jan, Feb, March 2014)

What are the top 5 roles we placed in the Quarter?


  • SAP Management (Project/Deployment)



  • SAP Testers

FYI Last Quarter (Q2)…. It was:

  • SAP Data (Data migration, master data)

  • SAP Basis

  • SAP Payroll (Officers – Corporate services

  • SAP Trainers

  • SAP BI

What % were permanent vs contract in Quarter 3?

94% of the placements we made were contract and 6% were permanent.

How else can we measure how busy the market was?

While the number of people we placed is a good indication, it is not always the best indication for us as to gage how the market is/was. We also like to look at the number of requirements we received from our clients (requirements = vacant job positions which we are engaged to work).

Let’s look at number of requirements that we got in during the Quarter;

Speller International received a total of 106 vacant SAP job positions to fill throughout the Quarter; those positions were across our 3 divisions (SAP IT, SAP Change and Training and SAP Corporate services)

15% of those vacant positions were permanent or fixed term engagements and 85% were contract requirements.

Remember last quarter we got 134 vacancies.

Top 10 requirements


  • SAP Trainers

  • SAP MM


  • SAP Project Management

  • SAP SD

  • SAP Testers


  • SAP Data

  • SAP Learning Developers

Most difficult skill set to find for Quarter 3 (In no particular order)

  • SAP CRM (functional and developers)


  • SAP SuccessFactors


  • SAP Trainers (SAP PM and PP)

So there it is, all the figures/stats without any conclusion or opinion from me….

I would love to hear what your thought are around this, is it useful? Has it surprised you at all? Shall we start taking bets on what will be our most placed area for next Quarter?