The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SAP BPC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP BPC over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC)
England / North West
Rank 134 155 146
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9  
Contract jobs citing SAP BPC 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.079% 0.029%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.12% 0.99% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £463 £413
% change year-on-year -14.37% +12.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

SAP BPC 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 the North West with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 268 303 362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.47% 7.94% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 161 166
Median daily rate £450 £400 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Median hourly rate £65.00 £69.07 £60.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.89% +14.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% +52.77%  

SAP BPC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SAP BPC in the North West

SAP BPC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP BPC in the North West

SAP BPC
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP BPC within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Manchester +20 3 - -
SAP BPC
England

SAP BPC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP BPC 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 North West region with a requirement for SAP BPC.

1 11 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (54.55%) SAP BW
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) ERP
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) SAP GRC
5 3 (27.27%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Concur
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) SaaS
6 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) SAP ERP
6 2 (18.18%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (18.18%) SAP HR
6 2 (18.18%) MS Project
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) CRM
6 2 (18.18%) Ariba
6 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) Sun
7 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 1 (9.09%) ODBC
7 1 (9.09%) ITIL
7 1 (9.09%) Windows
7 1 (9.09%) AIX
7 1 (9.09%) Apache

SAP BPC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Project
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP GRC
2 2 (18.18%) SAP ERP
2 2 (18.18%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SAP BW
2 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) Lumira
2 1 (9.09%) SAP HANA
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) SAP Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) SAP BPC Architect
2 3 (27.27%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) ERP Architect
3 2 (18.18%) SAP BPC Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) SAP BW Architect
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Business Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) IP Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SAP BW Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Sun Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) ODBC
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Basis
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ERP
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) EAM
3 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Security
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Ariba
2 2 (18.18%) Concur
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Sun