The table below looks at the statistics for SAP APO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP APO over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (APO)
Rank 612 540 500
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -40
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 16 69 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.39% 1.43% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 33 30
Average daily rate £575 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £330 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £59.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £59.90

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4141 4809 4661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.05% 9.32% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2441 2745 2399
Average daily rate £438 £438 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 36 58
Average hourly rate £39.14 £30.00 £27.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% +8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £13.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £60.84 £61.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -53.04%

SAP APO
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SAP APO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP APO
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAP APO within the UK.

SAP APO Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP APO
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP APO within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

SAP APO Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP APO
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAP APO within the UK.

SAP APO Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP APO
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 8 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
England -63 11 £563 +25.00% 3
West Midlands -9 3 £550 -
London -35 3 - - 1
South East +1 2 £538 +53.57%
Amersham - 2 £538 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £538 -
Manchester -20 1 - -
North West -24 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Herefordshire - 1 £550 -

SAP APO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 62 (100.00%) SAP
2 29 (46.77%) SAP BW
3 14 (22.58%) FMCG
4 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (14.52%) Manufacturing
5 7 (11.29%) SAP PP
5 7 (11.29%) Project Planning
6 6 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (9.68%) Unix
7 5 (8.06%) Finance
8 4 (6.45%) Network Planning
8 4 (6.45%) Logistics
8 4 (6.45%) SAP SCM
8 4 (6.45%) Time Management
8 4 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.84%) SAP Implementation
9 3 (4.84%) Process Improvement
9 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.84%) SAP BI
9 3 (4.84%) SAP MM
9 3 (4.84%) ERP
9 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.84%) SAP QM
9 3 (4.84%) Automotive
10 2 (3.23%) Validation
10 2 (3.23%) SAP CRM
10 2 (3.23%) Supply Chain Management
10 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
10 2 (3.23%) CRM
10 2 (3.23%) ABAP

SAP APO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.61%) MTS
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Portal
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) SAP PP
2 4 (6.45%) SAP SCM
3 3 (4.84%) SAP MM
3 3 (4.84%) SAP QM
4 2 (3.23%) SAP CRM
4 2 (3.23%) SAP PP-PI
4 2 (3.23%) SAP R/3
4 2 (3.23%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.61%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.61%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.61%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.61%) SAP SRM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (46.77%) SAP BW
2 3 (4.84%) SAP BI
3 2 (3.23%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.61%) Xcelsius
General
1 9 (14.52%) Manufacturing
2 6 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (8.06%) Finance
4 3 (4.84%) Automotive
5 2 (3.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 34 (54.84%) Consultant
1 34 (54.84%) SAP Consultant
2 30 (48.39%) SAP APO Consultant
3 8 (12.90%) SAP BW Consultant
4 7 (11.29%) Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Functional Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Trainer
7 3 (4.84%) Process Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) SAP APO Expert
7 3 (4.84%) SAP APO Trainer
7 3 (4.84%) SAP Trainer
8 2 (3.23%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Developer
8 2 (3.23%) SAP APO Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) SAP Manager
8 2 (3.23%) SAP Support
9 1 (1.61%) Junior
9 1 (1.61%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) CSS
1 1 (1.61%) Ext JS
1 1 (1.61%) HTML
1 1 (1.61%) SAP BSP
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (1.61%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) FMCG
2 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.29%) Project Planning
2 4 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (6.45%) Logistics
2 4 (6.45%) Network Planning
2 4 (6.45%) Time Management
3 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (4.84%) ERP
3 3 (4.84%) Process Improvement
3 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (4.84%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (3.23%) CRM
4 2 (3.23%) Data Management
4 2 (3.23%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (3.23%) Validation
5 1 (1.61%) Analytics
5 1 (1.61%) Data Mapping
5 1 (1.61%) OO
5 1 (1.61%) Project Management
5 1 (1.61%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) ABAP
2 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.61%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) VBA
Vendors
1 62 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (1.61%) Cognos
2 1 (1.61%) JD Edwards
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) Sencha