The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank - 66 75
Contract jobs citing ABAP 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.37% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £463 £415
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +11.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £57.10
ABAP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
336 271 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.09% 36.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 174 144
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.38% +7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ABAP across the Cheshire region.

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ABAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ABAP.

1 9 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Change Management
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) ERP
3 4 (44.44%) SAP BW
3 4 (44.44%) NetWeaver
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (44.44%) SAP Implementation
4 3 (33.33%) SAP MII
4 3 (33.33%) SAP Basis
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
5 2 (22.22%) Web Design
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) HTML5
5 2 (22.22%) SAPUI5
6 1 (11.11%) Syclo
6 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (11.11%) Siemens
6 1 (11.11%) SAP WM
6 1 (11.11%) SAP MI
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) Logistics

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ABAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ABAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SAP MII
2 1 (11.11%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (11.11%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SAP BW
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Consultant
1 5 (55.56%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) SAP Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) ABAP Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) ABAP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Architect
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Migration Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) SAPUI5 Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SAP Basis
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) SAPUI5
3 1 (11.11%) SAP MI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
1 4 (44.44%) ERP
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Implementation
2 2 (22.22%) Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Siemens
3 1 (11.11%) Syclo