The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SAP PP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP PP over the 3 months to 28 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 Production Planning (PP)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 154 143
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11  
Contract jobs citing SAP PP 4 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.67% 1.52% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £450 £475 £543
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -12.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £515 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SAP PP 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 239 328 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 8.09% 8.70% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 305 272
Median daily rate £475 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% -7.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £288 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £588 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.25 £11.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.54% -51.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £10.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £11.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +44.44%  

SAP PP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SAP PP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SAP PP in the North West

SAP PP
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 PP in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP PP in the North West

SAP PP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP PP in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP PP in the North West

SAP PP
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 PP within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +15 2 £513 +7.94%
Cheshire - 2 £450 -
SAP PP
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAP PP 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 PP.

1 7 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (42.86%) SAP MM
3 2 (28.57%) Logistics
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Pegasus
3 2 (28.57%) SAP PP-PI
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) FMCG
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) SAP PI
4 1 (14.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (14.29%) SAP VC
4 1 (14.29%) ABAP
4 1 (14.29%) SAPscript
4 1 (14.29%) SAP APO
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (14.29%) BAPI
4 1 (14.29%) SAP ALE

SAP PP
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SAP MM
2 2 (28.57%) SAP PP-PI
3 1 (14.29%) SAP APO
3 1 (14.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (14.29%) SAP VC
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Consultant
1 5 (71.43%) SAP Consultant
2 4 (57.14%) SAP PP Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) SAP PI Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) SAP PP Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Support
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) ABAP Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) SAP APO Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) SAP MM Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SAP MM Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) BAPI
1 1 (14.29%) SAP ALE
1 1 (14.29%) SAP PI
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Logistics
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) ABAP
1 1 (14.29%) SAPscript
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Pegasus