Quarterly Crunch – Q2 FY20/21

Posted on February 2021 By Speller International
Quarterly Crunch Q2

We finished off 2020 with a bang and another great quarter in sales. We look forward to seeing what 2021 will bring…

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 Q1 (FY20/21) Quarterly crunch and here is Q2 for last year (financial year 19/20) just for fun!

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

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.

We’ve kept up the great start to the financial year and in regards to purely sales (sales = people placed within the SAP field in either contract or permanent engagements), Speller International achieved 117% of Q2 sales target. This was only slightly down from Q1’s achievements (achieving 143% of target).

We placed 72% more people in Quarter 2 20/21 than we did in Quarter 2 19/20. Comparing to the same quarter last year we were 34% up on sales volume in the quarter.

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

•Integration PI/PO/CPI

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

•Change Manager/Consultant
•C4C (BA, Consultant, CRM Lead)

What % were permanent vs Contract in Quarter 2?

In Q2 we didn’t place any permanent staff, 100% of the placements were into contract roles. Note: 17.4% of the people we placed in the previous Quarter (Q2) 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 82 vacant SAP job positions to fill throughout the Quarter, which was the exact same for the previous Quarter (Q1). Q4 had 67 vacancies.

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.

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Top Requirement?

•Integration PI/PO/CPI

FYI – the top 5 requirements from Q2 were;

•C4C (Functional, Hana, Project Man)
•Project Managers

Most difficult skill set to find for Quarter 2?

Architects with experience across C4C/Hybris was the most difficult skill set to find in Q2.

Average Contract Length?

This Quarter we averaged an initial contract length of 19.21 weeks (this does not take into account extensions), Q1 (20/21) was 15.53 weeks, Q4 (19/20) was 17.36 weeks, Q3 (19/20) was 17.57 weeks and in Q2 (19/20) it was 13.40 weeks.

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

So that was our Quarter 2; our top placed SAP areas, SAP skills most required and permanent vs contract data – all without any conclusion from us! Feel free to comment on our LinkedIn page with any SAP insights you may have come across this Quarter.