The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO)
UK
Rank 590 632 568
Rank change year-on-year +42 -64  
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 19 9 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.017% 0.10%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.50% 0.21% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 21
Median daily rate £325 £135 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +141.63% -70.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £119 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £667 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £135 £445
% change year-on-year +141.63% -69.77%  
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 with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3830 4248 4653
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.56% 7.98% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2317 2559 2596
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 39
Median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.81% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £64.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% +52.77%  

SAP APO
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

SAP APO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP APO in the UK

SAP APO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP APO over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP APO in the UK

SAP APO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP APO in the UK

SAP APO
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +52 19 £325 +160.52% 6
London +40 11 £300 -
South East - 5 £325 - 1
North East - 3 - -
Brentford - 3 £275 -
Durham - 3 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £325 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 £325 -

SAP APO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 with a requirement for SAP APO.

1 41 (100.00%) SAP
2 10 (24.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (21.95%) Manufacturing
4 7 (17.07%) SAP BW
4 7 (17.07%) ERP
4 7 (17.07%) FMCG
5 6 (14.63%) SAP Implementation
6 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) Coaching
7 4 (9.76%) SAP PP
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.88%) Order to Cash
8 2 (4.88%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (4.88%) Project Management
8 2 (4.88%) Migration
8 2 (4.88%) Change Management
8 2 (4.88%) Workflow
8 2 (4.88%) Retail
8 2 (4.88%) Logistics
8 2 (4.88%) Supply Chain Management
8 2 (4.88%) SAP ERP
8 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.88%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (4.88%) SAP EWM
8 2 (4.88%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (4.88%) Demand Forecasting
9 1 (2.44%) IIBA
9 1 (2.44%) Time Management

SAP APO
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) SAP PP
2 2 (4.88%) SAP ERP
2 2 (4.88%) SAP EWM
3 1 (2.44%) SAP MM
3 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.44%) SAP SCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.44%) MS Access
General
1 10 (24.39%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (21.95%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Consultant
1 20 (48.78%) SAP Consultant
2 15 (36.59%) SAP APO Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) SAP MM Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) SAP PP Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) SAP APO Trainer
5 3 (7.32%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) SAP Manager
5 3 (7.32%) SAP MM Functional Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) SAP PP Functional Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) SAP Trainer
5 3 (7.32%) Trainer
6 2 (4.88%) SAP APO Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) SAP APO Expert
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Architect
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Supply Chain Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) ERP
2 6 (14.63%) SAP Implementation
3 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (12.20%) Coaching
3 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.88%) Change Management
5 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (4.88%) Logistics
5 2 (4.88%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (4.88%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Order to Cash
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.88%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (4.88%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Supply Chain Management
5 2 (4.88%) Workflow
6 1 (2.44%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) IIBA
1 1 (2.44%) ISEB
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Certification
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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