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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (APO)
Rank 525 507 521
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 67 63 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.082%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.39% 1.36% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 19
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£500 £548 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +21.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £482 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £603 £676
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £538 £475
% change year-on-year
-3.25% +13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
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
4808 4624 4655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.86% 9.03% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2805 2463 2275
Average daily rate £438 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 67 81
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.83 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.37% -14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £60.15 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -2.77%

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 24 December 2014.

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 13 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 24 December 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
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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 -21 62 £500 -6.62% 7
London +22 43 £500 -8.75% 7
South East -27 13 £435 -18.11%
Middlesex - 3 £350 -
North West -10 2 £575 +15.00%
Manchester -11 2 £575 -
York - - - -
Egham - - - -
Goole - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -

SAP APO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 124 (100.00%) SAP
2 24 (19.35%) SAP BW
3 23 (18.55%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (10.48%) Network Planning
5 12 (9.68%) Manufacturing
5 12 (9.68%) SAP PP
6 11 (8.87%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (8.06%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (6.45%) ABAP
10 6 (4.84%) Project Management
11 5 (4.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (4.03%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (4.03%) FMCG
12 4 (3.23%) SAP Implementation
12 4 (3.23%) SAP SCM
13 3 (2.42%) SAP FI
13 3 (2.42%) SAP BI
13 3 (2.42%) ERP
13 3 (2.42%) SAP Certification
13 3 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 3 (2.42%) SAP CO
13 3 (2.42%) Migration
13 3 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO
13 3 (2.42%) BAPI
13 3 (2.42%) Data Migration
13 3 (2.42%) Kalman Filter
14 2 (1.61%) User Experience
14 2 (1.61%) Capacity Planning
14 2 (1.61%) Unit Testing

SAP APO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (0.81%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Project
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (9.68%) SAP PP
2 4 (3.23%) SAP SCM
3 3 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (2.42%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.42%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.81%) SAP LE
4 1 (0.81%) SAP PP-PI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.35%) SAP BW
2 3 (2.42%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.81%) Automotive
3 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (70.97%) Consultant
2 87 (70.16%) SAP Consultant
3 74 (59.68%) SAP APO Consultant
4 9 (7.26%) Functional Consultant
5 8 (6.45%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 7 (5.65%) Senior SAP Consultant
6 7 (5.65%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (4.84%) SAP PP Consultant
8 5 (4.03%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Developer
9 4 (3.23%) SAP Manager
10 3 (2.42%) SAP Tester
10 3 (2.42%) SAP Developer
10 3 (2.42%) Project Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.42%) Trainer
10 3 (2.42%) Tester
10 3 (2.42%) SAP Trainer
10 3 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
11 2 (1.61%) ABAP Consultant
11 2 (1.61%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) BAPI
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (0.81%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.03%) FMCG
2 2 (1.61%) User Experience
3 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.81%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.55%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (10.48%) Network Planning
3 10 (8.06%) Test Scripting
4 9 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (4.84%) Project Management
6 5 (4.03%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (3.23%) SAP Implementation
8 3 (2.42%) ERP
8 3 (2.42%) Migration
8 3 (2.42%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.42%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.61%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (1.61%) Unit Testing
9 2 (1.61%) Supply Chain Management
9 2 (1.61%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.61%) Change Management
10 1 (0.81%) Regression Testing
10 1 (0.81%) Workflow
10 1 (0.81%) Validation
10 1 (0.81%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.45%) ABAP
2 1 (0.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (2.42%) SAP Certification
2 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) GxP
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 124 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (1.61%) HP
3 1 (0.81%) Ariba
3 1 (0.81%) Pegasus
3 1 (0.81%) hybris
3 1 (0.81%) Adobe
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day £450 a day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £465 per day £465 a day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Modis International - London
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
Rate: 650- 725
Posted: 9 days ago