The table below looks at the statistics for SAP APO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP APO over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO)
Rank 596 621 582
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -39
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 40 43 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.074% 0.098%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.90% 0.92% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 20
Median daily rate £550 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% +7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £362 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £819 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £525
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
4427 4658 5419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.41% 8.07% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2698 2607 3058
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 75 76
Median hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.60 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £50.80 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+105.71% -48.52%

SAP APO
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SAP APO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP APO within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 38 £550 +11.67% 15
London +5 9 £600 +1.69%
Midlands +6 8 £550 -
West Midlands -14 7 £580 +13.72%
South East +10 6 £448 +5.44% 4
South West - 4 £625 - 9
Berkshire - 3 £434 - 2
Coventry - 2 £580 -
Somerset - 1 £625 -
Maidenhead - 1 £463 -
Bristol - 1 - - 2

SAP APO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAP APO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SAP APO.

1 73 (100.00%) SAP
2 16 (21.92%) Manufacturing
3 15 (20.55%) Migration
4 13 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (17.81%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (15.07%) ERP
5 11 (15.07%) Finance
6 10 (13.70%) Data Migration
7 8 (10.96%) SAP Core Interface
7 8 (10.96%) Logistics
8 7 (9.59%) Automotive
8 7 (9.59%) ABAP
8 7 (9.59%) Network Planning
9 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
10 5 (6.85%) ETL
10 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
10 5 (6.85%) MS Office
10 5 (6.85%) SAP PP
10 5 (6.85%) SAP SCM
10 5 (6.85%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (6.85%) FMCG
10 5 (6.85%) SAP HANA
11 4 (5.48%) Data Structures
11 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (5.48%) Data Conversion
11 4 (5.48%) Data Extraction
11 4 (5.48%) LSMW
11 4 (5.48%) TOGAF
11 4 (5.48%) SAP LE
11 4 (5.48%) Validation

SAP APO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) SAP PP
1 5 (6.85%) SAP SCM
2 4 (5.48%) SAP FI
2 4 (5.48%) SAP LE
2 4 (5.48%) SAP R/3
3 3 (4.11%) SAP ERP
3 3 (4.11%) SAP MDM
3 3 (4.11%) SAP MM
4 2 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (2.74%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.37%) SAP CRM
5 1 (1.37%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SAP Data Services
1 5 (6.85%) SAP HANA
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) SAP BW
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) LSMW
General
1 16 (21.92%) Manufacturing
2 11 (15.07%) Finance
3 7 (9.59%) Automotive
4 3 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.11%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Electronics
5 2 (2.74%) French Language
5 2 (2.74%) Marketing
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.37%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Consultant
1 30 (41.10%) SAP Consultant
2 21 (28.77%) SAP APO Consultant
3 10 (13.70%) Architect
3 10 (13.70%) SAP Architect
4 5 (6.85%) SAP APO Trainer
4 5 (6.85%) SAP Trainer
4 5 (6.85%) Trainer
5 4 (5.48%) Data Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) SAP Data Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Lead Architect
6 3 (4.11%) SAP APO Expert
6 3 (4.11%) SAP Subject Matter Expert
6 3 (4.11%) Subject Matter Expert
7 2 (2.74%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) SAP Migration Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) SAP Core Interface
2 4 (5.48%) BAPI
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.37%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) FMCG
2 4 (5.48%) AS400
2 4 (5.48%) Data Conversion
2 4 (5.48%) Data Extraction
2 4 (5.48%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.74%) User Experience
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Migration
2 13 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (17.81%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (15.07%) ERP
4 10 (13.70%) Data Migration
5 8 (10.96%) Logistics
6 7 (9.59%) Network Planning
7 5 (6.85%) ETL
8 4 (5.48%) TOGAF
8 4 (5.48%) Validation
9 3 (4.11%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.74%) Change Management
10 2 (2.74%) Data Mapping
10 2 (2.74%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (2.74%) Programme Management
10 2 (2.74%) Project Management
10 2 (2.74%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (2.74%) Time Management
10 2 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) ABAP
2 4 (5.48%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.74%) GxP
3 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 73 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) ILOG
3 1 (1.37%) JDA
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle