The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Manchester region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 78 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing ABAP 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.75% 0.58% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £470 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -41.66%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
514 347 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 37.44% 35.88% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 173 294
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 32
Average hourly rate £37.49 £32.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.35% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.17 £15.09 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £136.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
ABAP
North West

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
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 April 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 16 (100.00%) SAP
2 9 (56.25%) CRM
3 7 (43.75%) Migration
4 6 (37.50%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (31.25%) SAP CRM
6 4 (25.00%) OO
6 4 (25.00%) SAP BSP
6 4 (25.00%) Middleware
6 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
6 4 (25.00%) LSMW
6 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (18.75%) FMCG
7 3 (18.75%) SAP HANA
7 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (18.75%) SAP BW
7 3 (18.75%) SAP SD
7 3 (18.75%) SAP APO
7 3 (18.75%) SAP FI
7 3 (18.75%) SAP MM
7 3 (18.75%) SAP PP
7 3 (18.75%) SAP WM
7 3 (18.75%) SAP BI
7 3 (18.75%) SAP EHS
7 3 (18.75%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (18.75%) Retail
7 3 (18.75%) SAP CO
7 3 (18.75%) SAP FI/CO

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (31.25%) SAP CRM
3 3 (18.75%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (18.75%) SAP CO
3 3 (18.75%) SAP EHS
3 3 (18.75%) SAP SD
3 3 (18.75%) SAP APO
3 3 (18.75%) SAP FI
3 3 (18.75%) SAP MM
3 3 (18.75%) SAP PP
3 3 (18.75%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SAP BW
1 3 (18.75%) SAP BI
1 3 (18.75%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) LSMW
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) SAP Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) SAP Developer
2 5 (31.25%) CRM Developer
2 5 (31.25%) SAP CRM Developer
3 4 (25.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) SAP Data Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Data Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) SAP CRM Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Migration Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) SAP BW Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) SAP BI Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) ABAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
1 4 (25.00%) SAP BSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) FMCG
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) CRM
2 7 (43.75%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (25.00%) OO
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) Java
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) SAP