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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 129 122 83
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -39
Contract jobs citing ABAP 10 7 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.25% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 0.71% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 14
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£350 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £391 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £479 £575
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 -
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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 North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1100 984 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.26% 34.75% 36.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 551 613
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 50
Average hourly rate £35.50 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £16.00 £16.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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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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
Manchester -11 3 £425 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £275 - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) SAP
2 10 (35.71%) Workflow
3 9 (32.14%) Web Dynpro
3 9 (32.14%) Adobe
4 6 (21.43%) OO
4 6 (21.43%) Finance
4 6 (21.43%) Migration
4 6 (21.43%) SAP Business Workflow
4 6 (21.43%) Data Migration
5 5 (17.86%) Data Cleansing
5 5 (17.86%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (17.86%) BAPI
6 4 (14.29%) LSMW
6 4 (14.29%) Billing
6 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle
6 4 (14.29%) HP
6 4 (14.29%) SAPscript
6 4 (14.29%) SAP HR
6 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (14.29%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (14.29%) StreamServe
7 3 (10.71%) SAP ALE
7 3 (10.71%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (10.71%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (10.71%) UNIX
7 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) SAP HR
1 4 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (14.29%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (3.57%) SAP BPC
2 1 (3.57%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.57%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.57%) SAP APO
2 1 (3.57%) SAP R/3
2 1 (3.57%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.57%) SAP MM
2 1 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.57%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.71%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.57%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.57%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.57%) SAP HANA
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) LSMW
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) French Language
3 1 (3.57%) Italian Language
3 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Consultant
2 15 (53.57%) SAP Consultant
3 10 (35.71%) ABAP Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Developer
4 4 (14.29%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Senior SAP Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) SAP Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior ABAP Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) ABAP Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Database Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Web Dynpro
2 6 (21.43%) SAP Business Workflow
3 5 (17.86%) BAPI
4 3 (10.71%) SAP ALE
4 3 (10.71%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Workflow
2 6 (21.43%) OO
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (10.71%) ETL
5 3 (10.71%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (3.57%) ERP
7 1 (3.57%) EAM
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) System Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.57%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
1 4 (14.29%) SAPscript
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (3.57%) GxP
1 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) SAP
2 9 (32.14%) Adobe
3 4 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (14.29%) StreamServe
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards