The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 29 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 West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 155 138
Rank change year-on-year +29 -17  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 12 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 0.69% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Median daily rate £500 £490 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +58.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £414 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £553 £482
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 - - £65.00

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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1091 1302 1213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.91% 34.64% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1744 1468
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £269 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £519 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 78 36
Median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -22.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.63 £45.75 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing ABAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the North West

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP in the North West

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP in the North West over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ABAP in the North West

ABAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ABAP 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 29 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
Manchester +25 12 £500 -4.76% 6
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (41.18%) BAPI
2 7 (41.18%) Web Services
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) Web Dynpro
3 6 (35.29%) Billing
3 6 (35.29%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (17.65%) SAP FI
4 3 (17.65%) SAP BW
4 3 (17.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (17.65%) General Ledger
4 3 (17.65%) SAP CO
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) SAPUI5
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (5.88%) SAP PP
6 1 (5.88%) SAP WM
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (5.88%) ERP
6 1 (5.88%) PMP
6 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript

ABAP
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 6 (35.29%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (17.65%) SAP CO
2 3 (17.65%) SAP FI
2 3 (17.65%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (5.88%) SAP PP
3 1 (5.88%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SAP BW
General
1 6 (35.29%) Billing
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) General Ledger
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) SAP Developer
3 7 (41.18%) ABAP Developer
4 5 (29.41%) Consultant
4 5 (29.41%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) ABAP Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 2 (11.76%) SAP CO Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) SAP FI Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Manager
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) SAP CO Support
6 1 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO Support
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Support
6 1 (5.88%) SAP WM Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) SAPUI5 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) BAPI
1 7 (41.18%) Web Services
2 6 (35.29%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (11.76%) SAPUI5
4 1 (5.88%) SAP ALE
4 1 (5.88%) SAP BSP
4 1 (5.88%) SAP PI
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (5.88%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
1 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) OO
2 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps
3 1 (5.88%) ERP
3 1 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Use Case
3 1 (5.88%) Web Development
3 1 (5.88%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SEPA
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) SAP