The first table below looks at the demand for SAP BPC 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 BPC 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC)
Rank 131 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing SAP BPC 5 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.37% 0.52%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.77% 3.86% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 12
Average daily rate £450 £388 £663
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -41.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £485 £613
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.81%
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
282 233 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.89% 9.68% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 129 150
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.34% -32.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £13.43 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £51.39 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
SAP BPC
England

SAP BPC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SAP BPC Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SAP BPC
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 BPC across the North West region.

SAP BPC Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SAP BPC
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 BPC within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 3 - -
SAP BPC
England

SAP BPC
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SAP BPC 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 BPC.

1 10 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (60.00%) HP
3 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
6 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis
6 1 (10.00%) SAP Certification
6 1 (10.00%) SAP BW
6 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
6 1 (10.00%) AIX
6 1 (10.00%) ABAP
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) SAP Portal

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SAP BPC 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 BPC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SAP BW
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Consultant
1 8 (80.00%) SAP Consultant
2 7 (70.00%) SAP BPC Consultant
3 4 (40.00%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (40.00%) Senior SAP Consultant
3 4 (40.00%) Senior SAP BPC Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (60.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle