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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 150 135 121
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -14
Contract jobs citing ABAP 9 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.41% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 1.26% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Median daily rate £490 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.06% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £240 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £468 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £422 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.76% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1306 1190 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.40% 32.71% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 767 526
Median daily rate £388 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 23
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.68 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.25 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing ABAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cumbria - 5 £495 -
Manchester -19 2 £525 +75.00% 6
Lancashire - 1 £388 -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 14 (93.33%) SAP
2 6 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (40.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) SAPscript
3 5 (33.33%) SAP BW
3 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) OOP
3 5 (33.33%) OO
3 5 (33.33%) CRM
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (33.33%) SAP BI
3 5 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
3 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) SAP HANA
4 4 (26.67%) AIX
5 3 (20.00%) SAP XI
6 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) SAP Basis
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (6.67%) BAPI
7 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
7 1 (6.67%) Retail
7 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 1 (6.67%) Logistics
7 1 (6.67%) HTML

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (6.67%) SAP PP
1 1 (6.67%) SAP PS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SAP BI
1 5 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 4 (26.67%) SAP HANA
3 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) ABAP Developer
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) SAP Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) SAP APO Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) SAP BI Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) SAP HANA Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) SAP XI Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 3 (20.00%) SAP XI
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Basis
4 1 (6.67%) BAPI
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) CRM
1 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
1 5 (33.33%) OO
1 5 (33.33%) OOP
1 5 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) ERP
2 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Logistics
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) SAPscript
2 5 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) SAP