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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 130 127 103
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs citing ABAP 19 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.35% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 1.17% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 12
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£368 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £293 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £390 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +71.42%
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
1187 937 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.82% 29.45% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 546 395
Average daily rate £375 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.24 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.18 £13.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 8 - -
Manchester -3 8 £300 -17.24%
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 27 (100.00%) SAP
2 11 (40.74%) Web Dynpro
3 8 (29.63%) FMCG
4 7 (25.93%) Workflow
4 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 7 (25.93%) Web Services
5 6 (22.22%) CRM
6 5 (18.52%) SAP BW
7 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.81%) Adobe
8 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (11.11%) SAP Smart Forms
8 3 (11.11%) SAPscript
8 3 (11.11%) SAP HR
8 3 (11.11%) SAP FI
8 3 (11.11%) SAP CO
8 3 (11.11%) SAP Business Workflow
9 2 (7.41%) SAP BI
9 2 (7.41%) EDI
10 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
10 1 (3.70%) SAP CRM
10 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
10 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
10 1 (3.70%) ETL
10 1 (3.70%) Cognos
10 1 (3.70%) OOP
10 1 (3.70%) OO
10 1 (3.70%) SAP SD

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (11.11%) SAP HR
1 3 (11.11%) SAP FI
1 3 (11.11%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.70%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.70%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.70%) SAP APO
2 1 (3.70%) SAP GRC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SAP BW
2 2 (7.41%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) LSMW
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Consultant
2 13 (48.15%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (25.93%) ABAP Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) SAP Workflow Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) ABAP Developer
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) SAP BW Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) SAP CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Security Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior ABAP Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) SAP BI Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) SAP FI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) Web Dynpro
2 7 (25.93%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (11.11%) SAP Business Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) EDI
5 1 (3.70%) SAP ALE
5 1 (3.70%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) FMCG
2 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Workflow
2 6 (22.22%) CRM
3 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.70%) ETL
4 1 (3.70%) OOP
4 1 (3.70%) OO
4 1 (3.70%) Fund Management
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SAPscript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (14.81%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos