The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC)
Rank 145 140 126
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing SAP BPC 13 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.031% 0.25%
As % of the Business Applications category 3.57% 0.26% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £545 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £406 £513
% change year-on-year
+29.23% -20.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
SAP BPC
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
364 392 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.60% 11.98% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 193 155
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Average hourly rate £69.07 £19.00 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.52% +10.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -49.28%

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 11 £545 -
Merseyside 0 2 - -
SAP BPC
England

SAP BPC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (75.00%) SAP BW
2 12 (75.00%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (31.25%) NetWeaver
4 5 (31.25%) OLAP
5 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (25.00%) SAP Basis
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) SAP BI
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) SAP CO
7 2 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (12.50%) DB2
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) Unix
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) SAP HR
7 2 (12.50%) SAP FI
7 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
8 1 (6.25%) Control-M
8 1 (6.25%) Citrix
8 1 (6.25%) BMC
8 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
8 1 (6.25%) CRM
8 1 (6.25%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (31.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 2 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 2 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (12.50%) SAP HR
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SAP BW
2 6 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (31.25%) OLAP
4 3 (18.75%) SAP BI
5 2 (12.50%) DB2
6 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Consultant
1 12 (75.00%) SAP Consultant
2 9 (56.25%) SAP BPC Consultant
3 8 (50.00%) SAP BW Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) IP Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) HR Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) SAP CO Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) SAP FI Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) SAP HR Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) DB2 Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Basis Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (6.25%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Control-M
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) BMC
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy