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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (APO)
Rank 556 497 518
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +21
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 56 89 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.11% 1.90% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 45 33
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£450 £600 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £428 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £650 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
5057 4689 5463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.78% 8.89% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2787 2483 2721
Average daily rate £450 £436 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 79 81
Average hourly rate £31.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £10.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £17.60 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+79.02% -45.86%

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 19 September 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 17 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 19 September 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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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 -36 50 £450 -25.00% 8
London -18 16 £423 -29.58% 1
North West -2 7 £341 -14.68% 4
North East -26 7 £525 -
Manchester -9 6 £341 -14.68% 3
West Midlands -15 5 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £423 - 2
South East -6 1 - -
Farnborough - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Egham - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

SAP APO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 127 (100.00%) SAP
2 24 (18.90%) Network Planning
3 15 (11.81%) Manufacturing
3 15 (11.81%) SAP PP
4 13 (10.24%) ABAP
5 11 (8.66%) SAP BW
5 11 (8.66%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (7.09%) SAP SCM
7 8 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (6.30%) Test Scripting
8 7 (5.51%) SAP Implementation
8 7 (5.51%) Logistics
8 7 (5.51%) ERP
8 7 (5.51%) Project Management
9 6 (4.72%) BAPI
10 5 (3.94%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (3.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (3.15%) SAP MM
11 4 (3.15%) SAP SD
11 4 (3.15%) SAP Certification
11 4 (3.15%) Pegasus
11 4 (3.15%) Finance
11 4 (3.15%) Business Analysis
11 4 (3.15%) SAP ERP
11 4 (3.15%) Procure-to-pay
12 3 (2.36%) SAP HANA
12 3 (2.36%) FMCG
12 3 (2.36%) Time Management
12 3 (2.36%) Data Migration

SAP APO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (0.79%) NetWeaver
1 1 (0.79%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) MS Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (11.81%) SAP PP
2 9 (7.09%) SAP SCM
3 4 (3.15%) SAP MM
3 4 (3.15%) SAP SD
3 4 (3.15%) SAP ERP
4 3 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (2.36%) SAP EHS
4 3 (2.36%) SAP CO
4 3 (2.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (2.36%) SAP R/3
4 3 (2.36%) SAP FI
4 3 (2.36%) SAP WM
5 2 (1.57%) SAP HR
5 2 (1.57%) SAP CRM
5 2 (1.57%) SAP LE
6 1 (0.79%) SAP QM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) SAP BW
2 3 (2.36%) SAP HANA
3 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.57%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
General
1 15 (11.81%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.15%) Finance
4 3 (2.36%) German Language
4 3 (2.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Automotive
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 86 (67.72%) Consultant
1 86 (67.72%) SAP Consultant
2 76 (59.84%) SAP APO Consultant
3 9 (7.09%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 9 (7.09%) Functional Consultant
4 7 (5.51%) SAP Manager
4 7 (5.51%) Senior SAP Consultant
4 7 (5.51%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (4.72%) Project Manager
5 6 (4.72%) Trainer
5 6 (4.72%) SAP Trainer
6 5 (3.94%) SAP PP Consultant
7 3 (2.36%) SAP Test Manager
7 3 (2.36%) SAP Support
7 3 (2.36%) SAP Developer
7 3 (2.36%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Developer
7 3 (2.36%) Analyst
7 3 (2.36%) Test Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Project Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.72%) BAPI
2 2 (1.57%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.79%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Business Workflow
3 1 (0.79%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (0.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.36%) FMCG
1 3 (2.36%) Life Science
1 3 (2.36%) User Experience
2 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.57%) Data Extraction
2 2 (1.57%) Open Source
3 1 (0.79%) FlexPod
3 1 (0.79%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.79%) UNIX
1 1 (0.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.90%) Network Planning
2 8 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (6.30%) Test Scripting
3 7 (5.51%) SAP Implementation
3 7 (5.51%) Logistics
3 7 (5.51%) ERP
3 7 (5.51%) Project Management
4 5 (3.94%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (3.15%) Business Analysis
5 4 (3.15%) Procure-to-pay
6 3 (2.36%) Time Management
6 3 (2.36%) Data Migration
6 3 (2.36%) Migration
6 3 (2.36%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (1.57%) CRM
7 2 (1.57%) Change Management
7 2 (1.57%) Supply Chain Management
7 2 (1.57%) Project Planning
8 1 (0.79%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.24%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (3.15%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) GxP
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 127 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (3.15%) Pegasus
3 3 (2.36%) HP
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.57%) IBM
4 2 (1.57%) Siebel
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle
5 1 (0.79%) Ariba
5 1 (0.79%) Manugistics
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe
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