Red Commerce has been serving the SAP recruitment marketplace for the last 13 years and has been experiencing a significant growth in demand from its clients in the USA for local consultants since creating a direct operation in USA in late 2011.
We initially invited our network of US based SAP professionals on the 10th January 2013 to take part in a standardized online survey via email. Red Commerce then opened this up to our first tier social media networks to take part.
The survey results are based on 1,194 responses collected from SAP professionals working for companies that represent SAP-partner organizations, SAP customers or working for an SAP company.
All survey results are presented in US dollars. To allow for comparison between those working on a freelance basis versus a full-time employment basis, in some cases we have taken hourly rates and converted them to yearly salaries.
This is based on a simple baseline calculation, where we have assumed 2 weeks of paid vacation per year. That leaves 50 working weeks, and an assumption that respondents work a typical 40 hours a week, a total of 2,000 hours of work each year.