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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 123 112 106
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing ABAP 13 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.66% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 1.93% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 15
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£488 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.54% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £328 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £533 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £67.00 - -
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1021 982 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.11% 33.97% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 525 731
Average daily rate £325 £310 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 67
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £21.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Cheshire +5 6 £413 -21.42%
Manchester -17 2 £725 +81.25% 3
Merseyside - 1 £410 -
Lancashire - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (25.00%) SAP SD
2 6 (25.00%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (20.83%) SAP BW
3 5 (20.83%) CRM
3 5 (20.83%) BAPI
4 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) SAP MM
4 4 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (12.50%) SAP BPC
5 3 (12.50%) SAP HANA
5 3 (12.50%) SAP CO
5 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) SAP EHS
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 3 (12.50%) SAP PP
5 3 (12.50%) SAP WM
5 3 (12.50%) SAP APO
5 3 (12.50%) SAP FI
5 3 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (12.50%) SAP Certification
5 3 (12.50%) NetWeaver
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 3 (12.50%) Business Objects
5 3 (12.50%) MS Project
5 3 (12.50%) MS Visio

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (12.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Project
1 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) SAP SD
2 4 (16.67%) SAP MM
3 3 (12.50%) SAP PP
3 3 (12.50%) SAP WM
3 3 (12.50%) SAP CRM
3 3 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (12.50%) SAP CO
3 3 (12.50%) SAP EHS
3 3 (12.50%) SAP APO
3 3 (12.50%) SAP FI
3 3 (12.50%) SAP BPC
4 1 (4.17%) SAP SRM
4 1 (4.17%) SAP HCM
4 1 (4.17%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (20.83%) SAP BW
3 3 (12.50%) SAP HANA
3 3 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (8.33%) DB2
4 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) LSMW
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
1 7 (29.17%) Consultant
1 7 (29.17%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) SAP SD Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Business Objects Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) SAP Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (8.33%) SAP Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Manager
3 2 (8.33%) CRM Developer
3 2 (8.33%) SAP CRM Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) SAP Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) ABAP Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) ABAP Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Database Developer
4 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) BAPI
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) SAP BSP
3 1 (4.17%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (4.17%) SAP XI
3 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) FMCG
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) CRM
2 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (8.33%) ERP
4 2 (8.33%) ETL
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Data Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Data Mapping
5 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards