The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SAP APO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP APO over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 604 574
Rank change year-on-year +31 -30  
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 17 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.067% 0.094%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.46% 0.80% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 13
Median daily rate £538 £435 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.56% -16.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £410 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £528 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £505 £488
% change year-on-year +18.81% +3.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SAP APO is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3677 4119 4383
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 8.54% 8.32% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2190 2558 2607
Median daily rate £465 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% -4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 51 41
Median hourly rate £27.00 £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.30 £99.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.28% +55.55%  

SAP APO
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SAP APO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SAP APO in England

SAP APO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP APO in England

SAP APO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP APO in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP APO in England

SAP APO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP APO in England

SAP APO
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
North West +26 4 £600 -5.88% 1
South East +23 4 £700 -
London -2 4 £463 +10.11%
West Midlands - 3 £475 - 1
SAP APO
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for SAP APO.

1 36 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (30.56%) FMCG
4 8 (22.22%) SAP BW
5 7 (19.44%) Manufacturing
5 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.67%) Logistics
6 6 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
6 6 (16.67%) Project Management
6 6 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (13.89%) ERP
8 4 (11.11%) SAP PP
8 4 (11.11%) SAP SCM
9 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.33%) Coaching
9 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.56%) Demand Forecasting
11 1 (2.78%) Time Management
11 1 (2.78%) Analytics
11 1 (2.78%) System Integration Testing
11 1 (2.78%) Change Management
11 1 (2.78%) GAP Analysis
11 1 (2.78%) SAP Certification
11 1 (2.78%) ITIL
11 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
11 1 (2.78%) ABAP
11 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development

SAP APO
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) SAP PP
1 4 (11.11%) SAP SCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SAP BW
2 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
General
1 12 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (19.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Consultant
1 19 (52.78%) SAP Consultant
2 16 (44.44%) SAP APO Consultant
3 6 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Supply Chain Manager
4 5 (13.89%) Engagement Manager
4 5 (13.89%) SAP Manager
4 5 (13.89%) SAP PP Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) SAP Engagement Manager
5 4 (11.11%) SAP MM Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) SAP APO Trainer
6 3 (8.33%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) SAP MM Functional Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) SAP PP Functional Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) SAP Trainer
6 3 (8.33%) Trainer
7 2 (5.56%) Developer
7 2 (5.56%) SAP Business Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) SAP BW Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) SAP Developer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (16.67%) Logistics
2 6 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 6 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
2 6 (16.67%) Project Management
2 6 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
3 5 (13.89%) ERP
4 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.33%) Coaching
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) Analytics
6 1 (2.78%) Change Management
6 1 (2.78%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.78%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Certification
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) SAP