The first table below looks at the demand for SAP APO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP APO over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (APO)
Rank 72 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.24% - -
As % of the Business Applications category 4.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £435 £550
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
44 76 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.20% 10.12% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 44 20
Average daily rate £440 £450 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £322 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £525 £572
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £51.39 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +14.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
SAP APO
North West

SAP APO
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP APO across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

SAP APO Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SAP APO
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAP APO across the Cheshire region.

SAP APO Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SAP APO
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAP APO across the Cheshire region.

SAP APO Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SAP APO
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SAP APO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAP APO.

1 3 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) Information Management
3 1 (33.33%) SAP HANA
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) SAP XI
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
3 1 (33.33%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (33.33%) SAP MM

SAP APO
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SAP APO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAP APO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SAP HANA
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) SAP Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SAP XI
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM