The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 65 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -
Contract jobs citing ABAP 5 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.72% 1.98% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.61% 7.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£538 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £401 £415
% change year-on-year
+5.91% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00
ABAP
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
310 100 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.60% 28.33% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 44 63
Average daily rate £350 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £387 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 7
Average hourly rate £14.13 £32.50 £17.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.53% +90.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in the North East

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Tyne and Wear -32 4 £525 -4.54%
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 10 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (40.00%) SAP Basis
2 4 (40.00%) Network Planning
2 4 (40.00%) SAP APO
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) AS400
5 1 (10.00%) SAP PP
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (10.00%) NetWeaver
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SAP HANA
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (10.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SAP APO
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (10.00%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) SAP HANA
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Consultant
1 7 (70.00%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) SAP APO Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) ABAP Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Management Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP PP Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP MM Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) ABAP Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior SAP Basis Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft