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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP ABAP
England / North West
Rank 125 153 143
Rank change year-on-year +28 -10  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.42% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £484 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  

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 1034 1437 1090
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.77% 37.59% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 908 685
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 26
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 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 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 24 March 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 - 3 - -
Cheshire - 2 £484 -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 8 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (62.50%) SAP BW
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) SAP CO
3 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (50.00%) SAP FI
4 3 (37.50%) General Ledger
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
6 1 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
6 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) SEPA
6 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (12.50%) NetWeaver
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
6 1 (12.50%) ERP
6 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) NetWeaver
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) SAP CO
1 4 (50.00%) SAP FI
1 4 (50.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
2 1 (12.50%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SAP BW
2 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) General Ledger
3 1 (12.50%) Billing
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
1 5 (62.50%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) SAP CO Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) SAP FI Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Manager
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SAP BW Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SAP CO Support
4 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO Support
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SEPA
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) SAP