Quarterly Crunch – Q4 FY19/20

Posted on July 2020 By Speller International
Quarterly Crunch

It's been a tough year, but with 2019/20 complete let’s look back at our Quarter 4 to see how our sales finished off for the year.

What skill did we place most of? What skill was highly sort after? Is the SAP market hot… or not?

Place your bets because it’s time to find out…

For your own comparison here is my Q3 (FY19/20) Quarterly crunch and here is Q4 for last year (financial year 18/19) just for fun!

You can see all of our Quarterly Crunches on our blog if you wish to look at even more stats… exciting!

To recap, we give you Speller’s actual sales for the quarter...

I don’t share my own opinions (or excuses!) or what we believe to be the reasons behind the results. Sometimes, especially in this online age, we hear too many opinions and it’s nice to be able to draw your own. But if you want our opinion then feel free to comment and ask and/or to share your own thoughts.

With a respectful Q3 (achieving 85% of target) with stricter lockdown rules and people being stood down due to COVID_19 Quarter 4 really hit our sales targets. We only achieved 57% of target which didn’t help our overall yearly target, only achieving 65%.

Although it’s been a tough couple of months for everyone, we look forward to seeing what 20/21 can bring.

In regards to purely sales...

(Sales = people placed within the SAP field in either contract or permanent engagements)

In comparison to Quarter 3 (Jan, Feb, Mar 20). We placed 32% fewer people in Quarter 4 this year (Apr, May, Jun 20). Comparing to the same quarter last year we were 50% down on sales volume in the quarter.

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

•SuccessFactor Tester

FYI Last quarter (Q3 FY19/20) … It was;

•Program/Project Managers

What % were permanent vs Contract in Quarter 3?

3.8% of the people we placed last Quarter were permanent (or fixed term) and 96.2% contract. Note; 25% of the people we placed in the previous Quarter (Q3) were permanent.

How else can we measure how busy the market was?

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

Speller International received a total of 67 vacant SAP job positions to fill throughout the Quarter, compared to the previous Quarter which was 102 vacancies (and 121 in Q2). Those positions were across our 3 divisions (SAP IT, SAP Change and Training and SAP Corporate Services) as well as being across Australia and NZ.

Top Requirement

•Open Text
•SuccessFactors (inc LMS, Tester and lead)

FYI – the top 5 requirements from Q3 were;

•Project/Program Managers
•SuccessFactors (BA, Admin, Tester, Training)

Most difficult skill set to find for Quarter 4 (in no particular order)

Cloud architect and S/4 Technical Architect were our most difficult skill set to find across Q4.

New Roles/Skills Emerging

The latest emerging skill is Kronos Dimensions

Average Contract Length

Last Quarter we averaged an initial contract length of 17.36 weeks (this does not take into account extensions), Q3 was 17.57 weeks, Q2 was 13.40 weeks, Q1 was 21.52 weeks and in Q4 18/19 it was 15.75 weeks.

What’s in store for the next Quarter? Stay tuned for the next instalment of our Quarterly Crunch!

So that was our Quarter 4, our top placed SAP areas, SAP skills most required and permanent vs contract data – all without any conclusion from us!

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