The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 114 115 108
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing ABAP 14 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.63% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.44% 1.94% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
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£410 £450 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £500 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £424 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £67.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
969 875 1267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.29% 32.32% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 463 681
Average daily rate £340 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 73
Average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
ABAP
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(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
Cheshire - 7 £350 -
Manchester -19 2 £725 +61.11% 5
Merseyside - 1 £410 -
Lancashire - - - - 1
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 28 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (25.00%) SAP BW
3 6 (21.43%) SAP SD
3 6 (21.43%) CRM
4 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) SAP MM
4 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (17.86%) BAPI
4 5 (17.86%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (14.29%) SAP HANA
5 4 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (14.29%) FMCG
5 4 (14.29%) Finance
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (14.29%) SAP CRM
5 4 (14.29%) NetWeaver
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle
5 4 (14.29%) Java
6 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.71%) Web Services
6 3 (10.71%) DB2
6 3 (10.71%) OO
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.71%) SAP PP
6 3 (10.71%) SAP WM
6 3 (10.71%) SAP APO
6 3 (10.71%) SAP FI
6 3 (10.71%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (10.71%) SAP CO

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (14.29%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 2 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) SAP SD
2 5 (17.86%) SAP MM
3 4 (14.29%) SAP CRM
4 3 (10.71%) SAP PP
4 3 (10.71%) SAP WM
4 3 (10.71%) SAP APO
4 3 (10.71%) SAP FI
4 3 (10.71%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (10.71%) SAP CO
4 3 (10.71%) SAP EHS
4 3 (10.71%) SAP BPC
5 1 (3.57%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SAP BW
2 5 (17.86%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (14.29%) SAP HANA
4 3 (10.71%) DB2
5 2 (7.14%) SAP BI
5 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.57%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) LSMW
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Consultant
1 11 (39.29%) SAP Consultant
2 7 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) SAP Developer
3 4 (14.29%) SAP SD Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) ABAP Developer
4 3 (10.71%) CRM Developer
4 3 (10.71%) SAP CRM Developer
5 2 (7.14%) SAP BI Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (7.14%) SAP Manager
5 2 (7.14%) SAP BW Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.14%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Business Objects Developer
5 2 (7.14%) SAP Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) BAPI
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) SAP BSP
3 2 (7.14%) SAP Basis
3 2 (7.14%) SAP XI
4 1 (3.57%) EDI
4 1 (3.57%) Web Dynpro
4 1 (3.57%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) FMCG
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) CRM
2 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) OO
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) ERP
5 2 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL
6 1 (3.57%) EAM
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
6 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
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