The first table below looks at the demand for SAP APO skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 City of London 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 209 192 222
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +30
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.015% 0.080% 0.025%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.21% 0.87% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £450 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.36%
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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
487 573 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.55% 9.19% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 402 365
Average daily rate £450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 £12.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+316.66% -76.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.60 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £30.75 £56.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
SAP APO
London

SAP APO
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SAP APO Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SAP APO
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SAP APO Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SAP APO
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 7 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (42.86%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (28.57%) FMCG
3 2 (28.57%) Network Planning
4 1 (14.29%) SAP SRM
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
4 1 (14.29%) SAP MM
4 1 (14.29%) SAP PP
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Validation

SAP APO
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (14.29%) SAP SRM
1 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
1 1 (14.29%) SAP MM
1 1 (14.29%) SAP PP
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) SAP APO Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Auditor
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Trainer
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Trainer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SAP Implementation
2 2 (28.57%) Network Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) SAP