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 29 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 615 589
Rank change year-on-year +23 -26  
Contract jobs citing SAP APO 22 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.063% 0.098%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.55% 0.77% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 14
Median daily rate £600 £438 £524
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.14% -16.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £416 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £535 £612
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £488
% change year-on-year +9.09% +12.82%  
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 4030 4417 4796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.55% 8.22% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3131 3854 3739
Median daily rate £475 £438 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -0.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 65 74
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.34 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £99.00 £47.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +44.44%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 7 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 29 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
England +12 17 £600 +37.14% 5
UK excluding London +70 11 £600 +9.09% 4
North of England +61 4 £600 -5.88% 2
South East +18 4 £700 -
London -13 4 £463 +10.11%
Midlands - 2 £475 - 2
South West +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for SAP APO.

1 42 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (28.57%) SAP BW
3 11 (26.19%) FMCG
4 7 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.29%) Logistics
5 6 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
5 6 (14.29%) Project Management
5 6 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
5 6 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (11.90%) Analytics
6 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (11.90%) SAP PP
6 5 (11.90%) ERP
6 5 (11.90%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (9.52%) SAP SCM
8 3 (7.14%) Coaching
9 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.76%) Demand Forecasting
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.38%) Time Management
10 1 (2.38%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (2.38%) Italian Language
10 1 (2.38%) SAP QM
10 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.38%) Change Management
10 1 (2.38%) ABAP

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:

Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) SAP PP
2 4 (9.52%) SAP SCM
3 1 (2.38%) SAP QM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SAP BW
2 7 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
General
1 12 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Consultant
1 25 (59.52%) SAP Consultant
2 21 (50.00%) SAP APO Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 6 (14.29%) SAP PP Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Supply Chain Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Engagement Manager
4 5 (11.90%) SAP Manager
5 4 (9.52%) SAP Engagement Manager
5 4 (9.52%) SAP MM Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) SAP APO Trainer
6 3 (7.14%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) SAP MM Functional Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) SAP PP Functional Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) SAP Trainer
6 3 (7.14%) Trainer
7 2 (4.76%) Developer
7 2 (4.76%) SAP Business Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Supply Chain Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (14.29%) Logistics
2 6 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
2 6 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
2 6 (14.29%) Project Management
2 6 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
3 5 (11.90%) Analytics
3 5 (11.90%) ERP
3 5 (11.90%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Coaching
5 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.76%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) Change Management
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL
6 1 (2.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Certification
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) SAP