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 23 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 Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 610 583
Rank change year-on-year +41 -27  
Contract jobs citing SAP BPC 33 33 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.061% 0.100%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.83% 0.74% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 34
Median daily rate £465 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £375 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £512 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 3954 4443 4854
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.45% 8.26% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2328 2721 2763
Median daily rate £475 £433 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.82% -1.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 54 51
Median hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.30% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £99.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.28% +55.55%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 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 +31 32 £450 - 16
London +10 9 £425 -6.84% 8
South East +1 4 £400 -20.00% 4
West Midlands +13 3 £574 +48.16%
Surrey +10 3 £388 -13.88%
South West +5 3 £390 - 1
North West +18 2 £500 +39.86%
Birmingham +16 2 £574 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £375 -
Swindon - 2 £390 -
Wiltshire - 2 £390 -
East Midlands - 2 £500 -
Hampshire +11 1 £480 -4.00%
Manchester +9 1 - -
Cambridge +7 1 £350 -22.22% 1
Warwickshire +7 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £350 -22.22% 1
Merseyside 0 1 £500 -
East of England -6 1 £350 -22.22% 2
Derbyshire - 1 £550 -
Derby - 1 £550 -
Liverpool - 1 £500 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £480 -
West Drayton - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 85 (100.00%) SAP
2 29 (34.12%) Finance
3 27 (31.76%) SAP BW
4 17 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
5 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
7 10 (11.76%) Project Management
7 10 (11.76%) Migration
7 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (11.76%) SAP HANA
8 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.59%) SQL
9 8 (9.41%) Oracle
9 8 (9.41%) SAP Basis
10 6 (7.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (7.06%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.88%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (5.88%) Planning and Forecasting
11 5 (5.88%) Process Improvement
11 5 (5.88%) NWDI
11 5 (5.88%) SAP MII
11 5 (5.88%) SAP PM
11 5 (5.88%) Hyperion
12 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
12 4 (4.71%) Sybase
12 4 (4.71%) Change Management
12 4 (4.71%) Retail
12 4 (4.71%) Data Management
12 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (4.71%) Data Conversion

SAP BPC
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.18%) NetWeaver
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (5.88%) SAP MII
2 5 (5.88%) SAP PM
2 5 (5.88%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (3.53%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (3.53%) SAP CO
3 3 (3.53%) SAP FI
3 3 (3.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (3.53%) SAP Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.18%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (1.18%) HFM
5 1 (1.18%) SAP AFS
5 1 (1.18%) SAP CAR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.76%) SAP BW
2 17 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
4 10 (11.76%) SAP HANA
5 6 (7.06%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.71%) MaxDB
7 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.35%) Essbase
8 2 (2.35%) OLAP
8 2 (2.35%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (1.18%) Lumira
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) NWDI
General
1 29 (34.12%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 3 (3.53%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (44.71%) Consultant
2 35 (41.18%) SAP Consultant
3 27 (31.76%) SAP BPC Consultant
4 15 (17.65%) Analyst
5 13 (15.29%) SAP Analyst
6 11 (12.94%) Developer
7 10 (11.76%) SAP Developer
8 8 (9.41%) Business Analyst
8 8 (9.41%) Project Manager
8 8 (9.41%) SAP Manager
8 8 (9.41%) SAP Project Manager
9 7 (8.24%) Architect
10 6 (7.06%) SAP Architect
10 6 (7.06%) SAP BPC Architect
10 6 (7.06%) SAP Business Analyst
11 5 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
11 5 (5.88%) SAP BPC Project Manager
12 4 (4.71%) SAP Basis Consultant
12 4 (4.71%) SAP BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.18%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (1.18%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
1 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.18%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.18%) AIX
2 1 (1.18%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (11.76%) Migration
2 10 (11.76%) Project Management
3 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (5.88%) Planning and Forecasting
4 5 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 4 (4.71%) Change Management
5 4 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (4.71%) Data Conversion
5 4 (4.71%) Data Management
5 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.71%) Master Data Management
5 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
5 4 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.53%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.53%) ERP
6 3 (3.53%) Unit Testing
6 3 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) SQL
2 3 (3.53%) ABAP
2 3 (3.53%) Java
3 2 (2.35%) VBA
4 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) ACCA
3 1 (1.18%) CIMA
3 1 (1.18%) MBA
3 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) IFRS
2 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 85 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) Hyperion
4 4 (4.71%) Anaplan
4 4 (4.71%) Sybase
5 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.35%) NVIDIA
7 1 (1.18%) Cognos
7 1 (1.18%) IBM
7 1 (1.18%) IFS
7 1 (1.18%) Tagetik
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