The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 73 76 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing ABAP 11 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 0.51% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.16% 1.43% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 9
Average daily rate
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£380 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £275 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
509 421 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.59% 36.08% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 257 287
Average daily rate £325 £325 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 23
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £17.18 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the Manchester region.

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (57.14%) Workflow
3 7 (50.00%) Web Dynpro
4 6 (42.86%) Adobe
4 6 (42.86%) SAP Business Workflow
5 5 (35.71%) OO
6 4 (28.57%) Migration
6 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (21.43%) SAP ALE
7 3 (21.43%) LSMW
7 3 (21.43%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (21.43%) BAPI
7 3 (21.43%) NetWeaver
7 3 (21.43%) SAPscript
8 2 (14.29%) Linux
8 2 (14.29%) ERP
8 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (14.29%) FMCG
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (7.14%) Data Management
9 1 (7.14%) Finance
9 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
9 1 (7.14%) CRM
9 1 (7.14%) Windows
9 1 (7.14%) Java
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (21.43%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP HR
1 1 (7.14%) SAP APO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) LSMW
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Consultant
1 9 (64.29%) SAP Consultant
1 9 (64.29%) ABAP Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) SAP Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) SAP Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior ABAP Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) SAP BW Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) SAP HR Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) ABAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Web Dynpro
2 6 (42.86%) SAP Business Workflow
3 3 (21.43%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (21.43%) BAPI
3 3 (21.43%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Workflow
2 5 (35.71%) OO
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SAPscript
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (42.86%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle