The table below looks at the statistics for SAP BPC 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 BPC over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC)
Rank 550 534 504
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -30
Contract jobs citing SAP BPC 44 66 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.01% 1.39% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 25
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£505 £525 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.80% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £399 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £646 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -8.33%
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
4345 4734 4432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.80% 8.57% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2429 2663 2251
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £14.40 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.34 £53.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-10.64% -0.82%

SAP BPC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SAP BPC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP BPC
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAP BPC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP BPC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP BPC within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SAP BPC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP BPC
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP BPC within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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 -16 42 £505 -3.80% 7
London -13 18 £600 +11.62% 3
South East -9 7 £420 +7.75%
West Midlands -8 6 £405 -1.81% 1
Hampshire -11 4 £420 +7.75%
South West +6 3 £425 -
Yorkshire - 3 £463 -
Somerset - 3 £425 -
East of England +20 2 £560 -
City of London +18 2 £600 -5.88% 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £463 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £560 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Taunton - 2 - -
Brentford - 2 £575 -
Cambridge - 2 £560 -
Worcestershire +3 1 £650 +57.57%
Birmingham -1 1 £425 - 1
Berkshire -7 1 - -
Manchester -14 1 £538 - 1
North West -22 1 £538 +19.44% 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Middlesbrough - 1 £425 -
Walsall - 1 £300 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £385 -
Middlesex - 1 - -

SAP BPC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP BPC 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 BPC.

1 141 (100.00%) SAP
2 76 (53.90%) Finance
3 75 (53.19%) SAP BW
4 31 (21.99%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (14.18%) SAP FI
6 19 (13.48%) BusinessObjects
6 19 (13.48%) Business Objects
7 18 (12.77%) SAP BI
8 17 (12.06%) ETL
8 17 (12.06%) SAP CO
8 17 (12.06%) SAP FI/CO
9 16 (11.35%) Legal
10 15 (10.64%) NetWeaver
10 15 (10.64%) PRINCE2
10 15 (10.64%) ERP
11 13 (9.22%) ABAP
12 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
12 12 (8.51%) Data Modelling
12 12 (8.51%) Microsoft
12 12 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (7.80%) Project Management
13 11 (7.80%) Agresso
13 11 (7.80%) CRM
13 11 (7.80%) ITIL
14 10 (7.09%) SQL
14 10 (7.09%) Migration
14 10 (7.09%) SAP FSCM
15 9 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (6.38%) SAP ERP

SAP BPC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP BPC 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 BPC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (10.64%) NetWeaver
2 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.42%) SAP EP
Applications
1 8 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (14.18%) SAP FI
2 17 (12.06%) SAP CO
2 17 (12.06%) SAP FI/CO
3 11 (7.80%) Agresso
4 10 (7.09%) SAP FSCM
5 9 (6.38%) SAP ERP
6 6 (4.26%) SAP HR
7 5 (3.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (1.42%) Endur
8 2 (1.42%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.71%) SAP FI-AP
9 1 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (53.19%) SAP BW
2 19 (13.48%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (12.77%) SAP BI
4 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 12 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (4.96%) SAP HANA
8 3 (2.13%) DB2
9 2 (1.42%) OLAP
10 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.71%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (2.84%) LoadRunner
General
1 76 (53.90%) Finance
2 16 (11.35%) Legal
3 5 (3.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.55%) General Ledger
4 4 (2.84%) Marketing
5 3 (2.13%) Publishing
5 3 (2.13%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) Local Government
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (46.81%) Consultant
1 66 (46.81%) SAP Consultant
2 43 (30.50%) SAP BPC Consultant
3 25 (17.73%) SAP Manager
4 14 (9.93%) Analyst
5 13 (9.22%) Project Manager
6 12 (8.51%) Programme Manager
6 12 (8.51%) SAP BW Consultant
7 11 (7.80%) SAP Programme Manager
8 9 (6.38%) Delivery Manager
8 9 (6.38%) SAP Project Manager
9 8 (5.67%) SAP Support
10 7 (4.96%) SAP Analyst
10 7 (4.96%) Developer
11 6 (4.26%) Architect
12 5 (3.55%) SAP Architect
12 5 (3.55%) Financial Analyst
12 5 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (2.84%) Support Analyst
13 4 (2.84%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) SAP PI
1 3 (2.13%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.42%) SAP XI
2 2 (1.42%) Web Services
2 2 (1.42%) SAP TM
2 2 (1.42%) MDX
2 2 (1.42%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.38%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.96%) Data Integration
3 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.55%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.42%) Clustering
5 2 (1.42%) FMCG
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Life Science
6 1 (0.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.42%) Windows
1 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.71%) AIX
2 1 (0.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.99%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (12.06%) ETL
3 15 (10.64%) PRINCE2
3 15 (10.64%) ERP
4 12 (8.51%) Data Modelling
4 12 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.80%) Project Management
5 11 (7.80%) CRM
5 11 (7.80%) ITIL
6 10 (7.09%) Migration
7 9 (6.38%) Change Management
7 9 (6.38%) PRINCE
8 8 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.96%) Cash Management
9 7 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.26%) Workflow
10 6 (4.26%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.26%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.26%) Line Management
10 6 (4.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.22%) ABAP
2 10 (7.09%) SQL
3 2 (1.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.26%) Degree
2 3 (2.13%) CIMA
3 2 (1.42%) MBA
3 2 (1.42%) ACCA
3 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.42%) PMP
3 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.71%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.84%) GAAP
3 2 (1.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.42%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 141 (100.00%) SAP
2 19 (13.48%) Business Objects
3 12 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.26%) HP
5 3 (2.13%) Hyperion
5 3 (2.13%) IBM
6 2 (1.42%) SunGard
6 2 (1.42%) EMC
6 2 (1.42%) Informatica
6 2 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.42%) CA
7 1 (0.71%) Twitter
7 1 (0.71%) JDA
7 1 (0.71%) Cognos
7 1 (0.71%) OutlookSoft