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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 136 115 120
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing ABAP 15 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.50% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.32% 1.70% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 10
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£310 £377 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% -18.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £298 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £725 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £419 £419
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
1140 881 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.40% 29.17% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 498 425
Average daily rate £363 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 26
Average hourly rate £37.00 £23.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.82% -38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £42.50 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
Manchester -11 8 £300 -20.42%
Cheshire -5 4 - -
Merseyside -12 1 £310 -24.39%
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 29 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (27.59%) FMCG
3 7 (24.14%) Web Dynpro
3 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) SAP BW
3 7 (24.14%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (17.24%) Workflow
5 5 (17.24%) CRM
6 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (13.79%) SAP FI
6 4 (13.79%) Automotive
6 4 (13.79%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (13.79%) SAP CO
6 4 (13.79%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (10.34%) SAP Business Workflow
7 3 (10.34%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (10.34%) SAPscript
7 3 (10.34%) SAP SD
8 2 (6.90%) SAP BI
8 2 (6.90%) EDI
8 2 (6.90%) OO
8 2 (6.90%) VMS
9 1 (3.45%) LSMW
9 1 (3.45%) Logistics
9 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
9 1 (3.45%) SAP ALE
9 1 (3.45%) QA
9 1 (3.45%) Fund Management

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) SAP FI
1 4 (13.79%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (13.79%) SAP CO
2 3 (10.34%) SAP SD
3 1 (3.45%) SAP APO
3 1 (3.45%) SAP GRC
3 1 (3.45%) SAP MM
3 1 (3.45%) SAP PP
3 1 (3.45%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SAP BW
2 2 (6.90%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.45%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) LSMW
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.79%) Automotive
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Consultant
1 19 (65.52%) SAP Consultant
2 7 (24.14%) ABAP Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) SAP Workflow Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) SAP Developer
4 2 (6.90%) ABAP Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SAP CRM Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SAP BW Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SAP PP Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SAP FI Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SAP CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Web Dynpro
1 7 (24.14%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) SAP Business Workflow
2 3 (10.34%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (6.90%) EDI
4 1 (3.45%) SAP PI
4 1 (3.45%) SAP XI
4 1 (3.45%) SAP Basis
4 1 (3.45%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) FMCG
2 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) CRM
1 5 (17.24%) Workflow
2 4 (13.79%) Business Process Mapping
2 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (13.79%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) OO
4 1 (3.45%) OOP
4 1 (3.45%) ETL
4 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Logistics
4 1 (3.45%) Fund Management
4 1 (3.45%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.45%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SAPscript
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) Cognos
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Business Objects