The table below looks at the statistics for SAP APO skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (APO)
Rank 404 386 398
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 16 48 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.19% 0.031%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.70% 2.19% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 32 4
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£423 £600 £504
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.58% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SAP APO
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Business Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
2292 2188 2573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.36% 8.71% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1428 1360 1507
Average daily rate £460 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 14
Average hourly rate £29.41 £17.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.00% -33.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £21.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.25 £32.35 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £17.60 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+79.02% -45.86%

SAP APO
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SAP APO Jobs Demand Trend in London

SAP APO
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SAP APO Daily Rate Trend in London

SAP APO
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP APO across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SAP APO Daily Rate Histogram in London

SAP APO
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SAP APO Hourly Rate Trend in London

SAP APO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 47 (100.00%) SAP
2 9 (19.15%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
3 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.77%) BAPI
5 5 (10.64%) Network Planning
6 4 (8.51%) SAP SCM
6 4 (8.51%) Project Management
6 4 (8.51%) SAP BW
7 3 (6.38%) SAP R/3
7 3 (6.38%) SAP PP
7 3 (6.38%) ABAP
7 3 (6.38%) Logistics
7 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.26%) Data Extraction
8 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) SAP BI
8 2 (4.26%) HP
9 1 (2.13%) Manugistics
9 1 (2.13%) SAP SD
9 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.13%) MS Project
9 1 (2.13%) SLA
9 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.13%) CRM
9 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.13%) Finance
9 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing

SAP APO
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SAP SCM
2 3 (6.38%) SAP R/3
2 3 (6.38%) SAP PP
3 1 (2.13%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.26%) SAP BI
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.13%) Billing
2 1 (2.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Consultant
1 27 (57.45%) SAP Consultant
2 24 (51.06%) SAP APO Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Functional Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.64%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) SAP Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Trainer
4 3 (6.38%) Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.38%) SAP Developer
4 3 (6.38%) SAP Trainer
4 3 (6.38%) Project Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Designer
5 2 (4.26%) SAP Test Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Test Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) SAP PP Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) SAP Support
5 2 (4.26%) SAP Support Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
1 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (10.64%) Network Planning
3 4 (8.51%) Project Management
4 3 (6.38%) Logistics
4 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.13%) CRM
6 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (2.13%) Change Control
6 1 (2.13%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (4.26%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Manugistics