The first table below looks at the demand for SAP FI/CO 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 FI/CO 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 FICO
Rank 124 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing SAP FI/CO 12 7 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.29% 0.98%
As % of the Business Applications category 4.26% 3.00% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 16
Average daily rate £413 £425 £548
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -22.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £408 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £583 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £463 £428
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.18%
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 FI/CO
England

SAP FI/CO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SAP FI/CO Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SAP FI/CO
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 FI/CO across the North West region.

SAP FI/CO Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SAP FI/CO
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP FI/CO across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SAP FI/CO Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SAP FI/CO
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 FI/CO across the North West region.

SAP FI/CO Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SAP FI/CO
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 FI/CO 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 8 £427 - 4
Cheshire -14 1 £440 +3.52% 1
Lancashire - - - - 1
SAP FI/CO
England

SAP FI/CO
Top 30 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 FI/CO 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 FI/CO.

1 19 (100.00%) SAP
1 19 (100.00%) SAP FI
1 19 (100.00%) SAP CO
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) ABAP
4 3 (15.79%) SAP SD
4 3 (15.79%) SAP APO
4 3 (15.79%) SAP MM
4 3 (15.79%) SAP PP
4 3 (15.79%) SAP WM
4 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
4 3 (15.79%) Retail
4 3 (15.79%) SAP EHS
5 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.53%) LSMW
5 2 (10.53%) Billing
5 2 (10.53%) Logistics
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) Automotive
6 1 (5.26%) Banking
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Workflow
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
6 1 (5.26%) SQL
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) HP

SAP FI/CO
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 FI/CO 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 FI/CO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 19 (100.00%) SAP FI
1 19 (100.00%) SAP CO
2 3 (15.79%) SAP SD
2 3 (15.79%) SAP APO
2 3 (15.79%) SAP MM
2 3 (15.79%) SAP PP
2 3 (15.79%) SAP WM
2 3 (15.79%) SAP EHS
3 1 (5.26%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) LSMW
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 2 (10.53%) Automotive
4 1 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
1 8 (42.11%) SAP Consultant
1 8 (42.11%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) SAP Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.53%) SAP FI Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) SAP CO Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SAP BPC Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Debt Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Conversion
1 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
1 1 (5.26%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
1 2 (10.53%) Logistics
1 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
1 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
1 2 (10.53%) Validation
2 1 (5.26%) Change Management
2 1 (5.26%) Workflow
2 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
2 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) ABAP
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) HP