The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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 Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC)
UK
Rank 557 591 565
Rank change year-on-year +34 -26  
Contract jobs citing SAP BPC 52 50 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.094% 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.36% 1.18% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 28
Median daily rate £396 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.63% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £570 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -14.37% +8.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
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 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 BPC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

SAP BPC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP BPC in the UK

SAP BPC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP BPC in the UK

SAP BPC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP BPC in the UK

SAP BPC
Top 25 Contract Locations

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 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 +41 47 £405 -16.92% 5
South East +26 14 £392 +4.46% 2
London +25 14 £525 -4.54%
Berkshire +33 7 £388 -22.50% 1
East of England -1 5 £375 -18.91% 1
Surrey +13 4 £471 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £425 - 1
Swindon - 4 £425 -
South West - 4 £425 - 1
North West +29 3 - -
Reading +21 3 £396 -20.80%
Manchester +17 3 - -
City of London +4 3 - -
Basildon - 3 £350 -
Essex - 3 £350 -
Scotland +24 2 £350 -4.10%
Hampshire +8 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire +3 2 £400 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £405 -
Edinburgh - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £575 -
West Drayton - 1 £575 -
Andover - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £538 -

SAP BPC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 112 (100.00%) SAP
2 63 (56.25%) SAP BW
3 39 (34.82%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (31.25%) BusinessObjects
5 30 (26.79%) Finance
6 27 (24.11%) Oracle
7 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
8 21 (18.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
9 19 (16.96%) Migration
10 17 (15.18%) SQL
11 16 (14.29%) SAP Basis
12 15 (13.39%) NetWeaver
12 15 (13.39%) Data Migration
12 15 (13.39%) BC Cleared
13 14 (12.50%) SAP MII
13 14 (12.50%) NWDI
14 13 (11.61%) MaxDB
14 13 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (11.61%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (11.61%) Sybase
14 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
15 11 (9.82%) Project Management
15 11 (9.82%) System Testing
15 11 (9.82%) Oracle Database
15 11 (9.82%) Post-Production
16 10 (8.93%) SAP HANA
16 10 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (7.14%) ERP

SAP BPC
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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.39%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.79%) SAP Portal
2 2 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.89%) MS Office
4 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (12.50%) SAP MII
2 7 (6.25%) SAP PS
3 6 (5.36%) SAP CO
3 6 (5.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (4.46%) SAP FI
4 5 (4.46%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (4.46%) SAP GRC
5 4 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (3.57%) SAP PM
6 3 (2.68%) SAP HR
7 2 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (1.79%) SAP ERP
7 2 (1.79%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.89%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.89%) HFM
8 1 (0.89%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.89%) SAP AFS
8 1 (0.89%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (56.25%) SAP BW
2 35 (31.25%) BusinessObjects
3 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
4 21 (18.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 13 (11.61%) MaxDB
6 11 (9.82%) Oracle Database
7 10 (8.93%) SAP HANA
8 8 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.79%) Lumira
11 1 (0.89%) DB2
11 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (12.50%) NWDI
General
1 30 (26.79%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.68%) Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.89%) Automotive
5 1 (0.89%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (30.36%) Consultant
2 31 (27.68%) SAP Consultant
3 23 (20.54%) Analyst
4 20 (17.86%) SAP Analyst
4 20 (17.86%) SAP BPC Consultant
5 18 (16.07%) Developer
6 16 (14.29%) SAP Developer
7 12 (10.71%) Administrator
7 12 (10.71%) SAP Administrator
7 12 (10.71%) SAP Basis Administrator
8 10 (8.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 10 (8.93%) Functional Analyst
9 8 (7.14%) Architect
9 8 (7.14%) SAP BI Analyst
9 8 (7.14%) SAP Functional Analyst
10 7 (6.25%) SAP Architect
11 6 (5.36%) Business Analyst
11 6 (5.36%) SAP Manager
12 5 (4.46%) Developer Analyst
12 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.29%) SAP Basis
2 3 (2.68%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.89%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.89%) PMI
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.79%) AIX
2 1 (0.89%) Linux
2 1 (0.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (34.82%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (16.96%) Migration
3 15 (13.39%) Data Migration
4 13 (11.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (9.82%) Post-Production
5 11 (9.82%) Project Management
5 11 (9.82%) System Testing
6 10 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (7.14%) ERP
8 7 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
9 6 (5.36%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.36%) Process Improvement
10 5 (4.46%) Data Extraction
10 5 (4.46%) SAP Security
11 4 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (3.57%) Data Conversion
11 4 (3.57%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.18%) SQL
2 4 (3.57%) ABAP
3 1 (0.89%) C
3 1 (0.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.39%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) ACCA
3 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.89%) CIMA
4 1 (0.89%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) SLA
2 3 (2.68%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) IFRS
Vendors
1 112 (100.00%) SAP
2 27 (24.11%) Oracle
3 13 (11.61%) Sybase
4 4 (3.57%) Ariba
5 2 (1.79%) Concur
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.89%) Anaplan
6 1 (0.89%) Baan
6 1 (0.89%) Cognos
6 1 (0.89%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.89%) IFS
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat