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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 138 138 122
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing ABAP 16 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.21% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.14% 0.62% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate £450 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £275 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £275 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £463 £414
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +11.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £44.00
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
1403 1126 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.41% 34.58% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 735 569
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 29 35
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £19.00 £18.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -5 11 £450 - 2
Merseyside - 5 - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 36 (100.00%) SAP
2 19 (52.78%) Migration
3 17 (47.22%) SAP BW
4 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
4 11 (30.56%) Java
5 10 (27.78%) SAP Implementation
6 9 (25.00%) SAP HANA
7 7 (19.44%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (19.44%) Finance
8 6 (16.67%) SAP Basis
8 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (16.67%) SQL
8 6 (16.67%) Oracle
8 6 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Data Migration
9 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Time Management
9 5 (13.89%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (13.89%) Workflow Development
9 5 (13.89%) C#
9 5 (13.89%) OOP
9 5 (13.89%) OO
9 5 (13.89%) Windows
9 5 (13.89%) CRM
9 5 (13.89%) ERP
9 5 (13.89%) SAP BI
9 5 (13.89%) NetWeaver
9 5 (13.89%) Change Management

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (13.89%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) SAP Payroll
2 4 (11.11%) SAP HR
3 3 (8.33%) SAP MDM
3 3 (8.33%) SAP MII
4 1 (2.78%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.78%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) SAP BW
2 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
3 9 (25.00%) SAP HANA
4 7 (19.44%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (13.89%) SAP BI
6 5 (13.89%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.78%) Ingres
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Consultant
1 14 (38.89%) SAP Consultant
2 7 (19.44%) ABAP Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Developer
3 6 (16.67%) SAP Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) HR Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Payroll Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) SAP Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) SAP BW Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) SAP HR Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) SAP Payroll Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) SAP Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) SAP APO Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) SAP BI Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) SAP HANA Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) SAP Basis
2 3 (8.33%) HTML
2 3 (8.33%) HTML5
2 3 (8.33%) SAPUI5
3 2 (5.56%) SAP XI
4 1 (2.78%) SAP MI
4 1 (2.78%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) FMCG
1 1 (2.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Migration
2 10 (27.78%) SAP Implementation
3 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (13.89%) Change Management
4 5 (13.89%) CRM
4 5 (13.89%) Data Migration
4 5 (13.89%) ERP
4 5 (13.89%) OO
4 5 (13.89%) OOP
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (13.89%) Time Management
4 5 (13.89%) Workflow
4 5 (13.89%) Workflow Development
5 4 (11.11%) Data Governance
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 3 (8.33%) Data Management
6 3 (8.33%) Master Data Management
6 3 (8.33%) Web Design
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.78%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) DBS Check
4 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) Siemens
4 1 (2.78%) Syclo