The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for ABAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SAP ABAP
England / North East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 124 -
Rank change year-on-year +68 -  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.54% 0.25% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.76% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.25 £65.00
% change year-on-year - +1.92%  

ABAP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 170 544 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 30.41% 33.79% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 336 196
Median daily rate £340 £320 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 30 5
Median hourly rate £51.42 £28.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.83% -10.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.80 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing ABAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the North East

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ABAP in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP in the North East

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 East region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 East region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 3 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) SAPscript
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (33.33%) BAPI
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) LSMW
3 1 (33.33%) SAP BSP
3 1 (33.33%) SAP ALE
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) IDoc
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) EDI
3 1 (33.33%) Adobe
3 1 (33.33%) NetWeaver
3 1 (33.33%) OOP

ABAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) NetWeaver
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LSMW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ABAP Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) ABAP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior ABAP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) BAPI
1 1 (33.33%) EDI
1 1 (33.33%) IDoc
1 1 (33.33%) SAP ALE
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BSP
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Smart Forms
1 1 (33.33%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SAPscript
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe