There is no doubt that SAP has ranked #1 in ERP systems. ERP softwares and applications are used by almost all the big companies, using those the companies handle a large number of data. Now, the invention of internet has given the privilege of cloud where applications along with those massive data could be kept and used on demand. ERP with Cloud , in this genre SAP is already proving themselves ahead in the race with intervention of SAP HANA (In Memory Database).
The role of an SAP Consultant is already more demanding because of the demand of SAP ERP applications, SAP HANA has made it more prominent. Everyday large number of business data is produced, how to process them faster and keep them safe somewhere from where those could be accessed, SAP ERP applications running on SAP HANA database has become with the connectivity to Cloud has become the answer of it and perfected the things than ever. So, that is also a reason why SAP Consultants with the expertise in HANA would have a better chance than others.
Most of the reputed companies are declaring niche skill bonus for the HANA Skilled SAP Consultants.