The first table below looks at the demand for SAP APO skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP APO over the 3 months to 23 July 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 North West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (APO)
Rank 128 117 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -21
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 2 9 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.067% 0.34% 1.26%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.68% 3.67% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 19
Average daily rate
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£519 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £373 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £468 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+23.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
293 245 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.74% 9.20% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 108 160
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +10.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.07%
SAP APO
England

SAP APO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SAP APO Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SAP APO
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SAP APO Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SAP APO
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SAP APO Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SAP APO
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP APO within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 2 £519 +15.22% 3
SAP APO
England

SAP APO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (28.57%) SAP MM
3 3 (21.43%) SAP PP
3 3 (21.43%) SAP WM
3 3 (21.43%) SAP SD
3 3 (21.43%) SAP FI
3 3 (21.43%) SAP CO
3 3 (21.43%) ABAP
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (21.43%) Network Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) SAP EHS
3 3 (21.43%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (14.29%) FMCG
4 2 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (14.29%) Logistics
4 2 (14.29%) Information Management
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) SAP SCM
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Resource Management

SAP APO
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (28.57%) SAP MM
2 3 (21.43%) SAP PP
2 3 (21.43%) SAP WM
2 3 (21.43%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (21.43%) SAP CO
2 3 (21.43%) SAP SD
2 3 (21.43%) SAP FI
2 3 (21.43%) SAP EHS
3 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
3 1 (7.14%) SAP SCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
1 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CE
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) SAP APO Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Senior SAP Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SAP BW Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SAP CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SAP SCM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) FMCG
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Supply Chain Management
1 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
1 3 (21.43%) Network Planning
2 2 (14.29%) Logistics
2 2 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
2 2 (14.29%) Information Management
2 2 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) ABAP
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) SAP