The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (APO)
Rank 141 127 102
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -25
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 2 5 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.064% 0.17% 1.24%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.80% 2.21% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 18
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£513 £400 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -15.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £525 £450
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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 North West region.

Business Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
249 226 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.97% 7.89% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 95 162
Average daily rate £425 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £271 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 4
Average hourly rate £67.00 £17.50 £32.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+282.85% -46.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £17.69 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+78.06% -21.91%

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 29 August 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 -14 1 £513 +28.12%
SAP APO
England

SAP APO
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) SAP CO
2 3 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) ABAP
2 3 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (33.33%) SAP SD
2 3 (33.33%) SAP FI
2 3 (33.33%) SAP MM
2 3 (33.33%) SAP PP
2 3 (33.33%) SAP WM
2 3 (33.33%) SAP EHS
3 2 (22.22%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (22.22%) FMCG
3 2 (22.22%) Logistics
3 2 (22.22%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (11.11%) SAP CE
4 1 (11.11%) SAP HANA
4 1 (11.11%) SAP SCM
4 1 (11.11%) Information Management
4 1 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Ariba
4 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
4 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (33.33%) SAP SD
1 3 (33.33%) SAP FI
1 3 (33.33%) SAP MM
1 3 (33.33%) SAP PP
1 3 (33.33%) SAP WM
1 3 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (33.33%) SAP CO
1 3 (33.33%) SAP EHS
2 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
2 1 (11.11%) SAP SCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
1 1 (11.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP CE
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Consultant
1 5 (55.56%) SAP Consultant
1 5 (55.56%) SAP APO Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior SAP Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) SAP SCM Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Network Planning
1 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Procure-to-pay
2 2 (22.22%) Logistics
2 2 (22.22%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) ABAP
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Ariba