Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 828 810
Rank change year-on-year -7 -18 -64
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 49 71 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.067% 0.083%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.60% 0.81% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 36
UK median daily rate £600 £505 £516
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.81% -2.18% +2.08%
10th Percentile £433 £417 £366
90th Percentile £688 £690 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £550 £475
% change year-on-year +18.18% +15.79% -9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £58.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.00 - -

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

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 8150 8759 9244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.90% 8.31% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4811 5226 5144
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +1.15% +0.58%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 98 137
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £31.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +6.90% +4.50%
10th Percentile £12.60 £10.01 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.55 £99.00 £53.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.23 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.92% +13.55% -12.70%

SAP APO
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAP APO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP APO.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP APO in the UK

SAP APO
Top 9 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 40 £600 +18.81% 4
UK excluding London +32 29 £650 +18.18% 3
South East +13 11 £460 +2.65%
North of England - 10 £650 - 3
North West - 10 £650 - 3
London -55 6 £475 - 1
West Midlands +23 5 - -
Midlands +12 5 - -
South West +6 3 £750 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 49 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (24.49%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (22.45%) SAP BW
3 11 (22.45%) Analytics
4 8 (16.33%) SAP MM
4 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 7 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (14.29%) GxP
5 7 (14.29%) SQL
5 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 7 (14.29%) Validation
5 7 (14.29%) Migration
5 7 (14.29%) Data Quality
5 7 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
5 7 (14.29%) Data Conversion
5 7 (14.29%) Data Extraction
5 7 (14.29%) Data Mapping
5 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (12.24%) FMCG
6 6 (12.24%) SAP Data Services
6 6 (12.24%) Data Structures
6 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.24%) SAP MDM
6 6 (12.24%) AS400
6 6 (12.24%) ETL
6 6 (12.24%) SAP PP
6 6 (12.24%) Supply Chain Management

SAP APO
Co-occurring 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 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (16.33%) SAP MM
2 6 (12.24%) SAP MDM
2 6 (12.24%) SAP PP
3 2 (4.08%) SAP SCM
4 1 (2.04%) SAP PM
4 1 (2.04%) SAP QM
4 1 (2.04%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SAP BW
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (12.24%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (8.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) LSMW
General
1 12 (24.49%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Consultant
1 26 (53.06%) SAP Consultant
2 24 (48.98%) SAP APO Consultant
3 8 (16.33%) Workstream Lead
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Data Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) SAP Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) SAP Data Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) SAP Manager
5 4 (8.16%) IT Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) SAP PP Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) SAP Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Supply Chain Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) SAP APO Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) SAP Functional Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) FMCG Manager
7 2 (4.08%) FMCG Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Core Interface
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) AS400
1 6 (12.24%) Data Structures
1 6 (12.24%) FMCG
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Analytics
2 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
3 7 (14.29%) Data Conversion
3 7 (14.29%) Data Extraction
3 7 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 7 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 7 (14.29%) Migration
3 7 (14.29%) Validation
4 6 (12.24%) ETL
4 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.24%) Supply Chain Management
5 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.16%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (8.16%) Logistics
5 4 (8.16%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (8.16%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (8.16%) Project Management
5 4 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
1 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.04%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 7 (14.29%) GxP
1 7 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 49 (100.00%) SAP