Quarterly Crunch – Q1 FY21/22

Posted on October 2021 By Speller International
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A strong start to the year as the SAP market continues to run red hot

What skill did we place most? What skill was highly sought?
Is the SAP market hot . . . or not?
Place your bets because it’s time to find out…

For your own comparison here is my FY20/21 Q1 Quarterly Crunch and here is Q1 for FY19/20 just for fun!

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 do want our opinion then feel free to comment and ask and/or share your own thoughts.

We had an excellent start to this quarter with a strong performance by the Speller team in July and October, managing to achieve our quarterly target in the first two months of the quarter! September was a little quieter however the team still managed a fantastic overall performance in the quarter to finish 140% to target and make it the second best quarter in Speller history (the best being Q4 of last year)! This definitely shows that the SAP market is still running extremely hot.

In Q1 of last year we achieved a similar result as a percentage to target however the targets last year were 33% lower. At the time we were still in the midst on the initial shock of the pandemic. That means that this year has been a much stronger start than the same period last year with an improvement in placements of over 45% compared to Q1 20/21

So what were we busiest in? What are the top 5 roles we placed in the Quarter?

•SAP ABAP Developer

•SAP Integration CPI & PI/PO

•SAP CRM Consultant



FYI Last quarter (Q1 FY20/21) … It was

•Change Manager/Consultant


•C4C (BA, Consultant, CRM Lead)



What % were permanent vs contract in Quarter 4?

In Q1 33% of all placement were for permanent roles and the rest were contract. This is much higher than usual as Speller usually averages between 10-18% over the course of a year for permanent placements.

How else can we measure how busy the market was?

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

Speller International received 131 vacant SAP job positions to fill throughout the Quarter, which was a slight decrease from the previous Quarter's 137 vacancies.

Those positions were across our three divisions (SAP IT, SAP Change and Training, and SAP Corporate Services) as well as across Australia and NZ. However, most of these roles were received in July and September with a dip in August.

Top requirements






FYI – the top 5 requirements from Q4 last year were:



•Project Managers



Most difficult skill set to find for Quarter 1

Hybris has been an exceptionally difficult role to find in this quarter.

Average contract length

Last Quarter we averaged an initial contract length of 23.24 (this does not take into account extensions), last financial year average contract length was 19.2 and in 19/20 it was 16.99 weeks.

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