The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 43 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ABAP 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.67% - 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.68% - 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.15 -
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 Lancashire region.

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
179 51 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 39.78% 30.72% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 29 73
Average daily rate £350 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% -13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £142 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £447 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 11
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 2 £275 -
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
Chorley - - - -
Ormskirk - - - - 1
ABAP
North West

ABAP
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (100.00%) SAP
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe
1 3 (100.00%) SAP HR
1 3 (100.00%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) SAP HR
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) ABAP Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Dynpro
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe