The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 136 126 104
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -22
Contract jobs citing ABAP 18 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.41% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.44% 1.28% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 12
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£200 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +24.28%
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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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1251 1013 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.44% 32.00% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 574 382
Average daily rate £365 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £423 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 41
Average hourly rate £36.00 £36.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +44.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.32 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
Cheshire +4 9 - - 1
Manchester -13 6 £200 -46.66%
Lancashire - 1 - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 26 (100.00%) SAP
2 10 (38.46%) Web Dynpro
3 9 (34.62%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) FMCG
5 6 (23.08%) Web Services
6 5 (19.23%) CRM
6 5 (19.23%) Workflow
7 4 (15.38%) Adobe
7 4 (15.38%) SAP FI
7 4 (15.38%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (15.38%) SAP CO
8 3 (11.54%) SAP Smart Forms
8 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
8 3 (11.54%) SAP BW
8 3 (11.54%) SAPscript
8 3 (11.54%) SAP HR
9 2 (7.69%) HP
9 2 (7.69%) EDI
9 2 (7.69%) Banking
9 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (7.69%) StreamServe
9 2 (7.69%) Billing
9 2 (7.69%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (7.69%) SAP Business Workflow
10 1 (3.85%) Data Mapping
10 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
10 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (15.38%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (15.38%) SAP CO
1 4 (15.38%) SAP FI
2 3 (11.54%) SAP HR
3 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (7.69%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (3.85%) SAP GRC
4 1 (3.85%) SAP SD
4 1 (3.85%) SAP APO
4 1 (3.85%) SAP R/3
4 1 (3.85%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.85%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) LSMW
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Billing
4 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.85%) French Language
4 1 (3.85%) Italian Language
4 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Consultant
2 13 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) ABAP Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Workflow Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Senior SAP Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior SAP Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAP FI Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAP CO Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Security Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior ABAP Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) Web Dynpro
2 6 (23.08%) Web Services
3 3 (11.54%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (7.69%) SAP Business Workflow
4 2 (7.69%) EDI
5 1 (3.85%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) FMCG
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) CRM
1 5 (19.23%) Workflow
2 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.85%) ETL
3 1 (3.85%) OOP
3 1 (3.85%) OO
3 1 (3.85%) Validation
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) Logistics
3 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Fund Management
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) System Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Data Mapping
3 1 (3.85%) SAP Security
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (3.85%) GxP
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (15.38%) Adobe
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) StreamServe
4 1 (3.85%) Cognos
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