Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 2018 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 170 231
Rank change year-on-year -22 +61 -30
Contract jobs citing ABAP 27 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.63% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 1.69% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 4
North West median daily rate £428 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £304 £358 £402
90th Percentile £579 £510 £561
England median daily rate £470 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +310.00% -80.00%

ABAP is in the Programming Languages category. The following 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,521 2,077 2,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.58% 37.18% 36.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,721 1,411 1,781
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £293 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 90 68
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +39.47% -22.97%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.75 £12.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.17 £43.23
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 19 £450 -10.00% 2
Cumbria -12 5 £421 +9.42%
Cheshire -16 1 - -
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 27 (100.00%) SAP
2 18 (66.67%) NetWeaver
3 16 (59.26%) SAP BW
4 14 (51.85%) Workflow
4 14 (51.85%) Web Dynpro
5 13 (48.15%) Eclipse
5 13 (48.15%) SAPUI5
5 13 (48.15%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (40.74%) Business Development
6 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
9 4 (14.81%) SAP HANA
10 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) SAP FI
10 3 (11.11%) DB2
11 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
11 2 (7.41%) SMS
11 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
11 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (7.41%) Finance
11 2 (7.41%) Service Management
11 2 (7.41%) Change Management
11 2 (7.41%) ITSM
11 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (7.41%) SAP PM
11 2 (7.41%) Data Mapping
11 2 (7.41%) Life Science

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 18 (66.67%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP FI
2 2 (7.41%) SAP CO
2 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (7.41%) SAP PM
3 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
3 1 (3.70%) SAP MM
3 1 (3.70%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (3.70%) SAP PP
3 1 (3.70%) SAP S/4HANA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) SAP BW
2 4 (14.81%) SAP HANA
3 3 (11.11%) DB2
4 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) Hudson
General
1 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
1 11 (40.74%) SAP Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) ABAP Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Developer
3 9 (33.33%) SAP Developer
4 7 (25.93%) IT Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Consultant
5 4 (14.81%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) SAP FI Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) ABAP Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.70%) NetWeaver Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Payroll Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) SAP Architect
7 1 (3.70%) SAP CO Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) SAP Payroll Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) SAP Support
7 1 (3.70%) SAP Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) Web Dynpro
2 13 (48.15%) SAPUI5
3 1 (3.70%) SAP Basis
3 1 (3.70%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (3.70%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (3.70%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Workflow
2 13 (48.15%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (40.74%) Business Development
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Data Mapping
5 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.41%) ITSM
5 2 (7.41%) Logistics
5 2 (7.41%) Release Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.41%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Record to Report
6 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft