The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 117 115 130
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing ABAP 9 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.37% 0.039%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 1.42% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£400 £475 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +72.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £67.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.71% -
ABAP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
679 634 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.28% 25.88% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 315 391
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -34.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ABAP across the Berkshire region.

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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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
Slough +6 6 £381 -15.27%
Reading - 2 - - 1
ABAP
South East

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (47.06%) SAP BW
3 6 (35.29%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (35.29%) PKI
3 6 (35.29%) SAP Security
4 5 (29.41%) SAP BI
4 5 (29.41%) Web Services
4 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (23.53%) ETL
5 4 (23.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (23.53%) SAP Basis
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (17.65%) Change Control
6 3 (17.65%) CISSP
6 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 3 (17.65%) GxP
7 2 (11.76%) IBM
7 2 (11.76%) OLAP
7 2 (11.76%) XML
7 2 (11.76%) OOP
7 2 (11.76%) OO
7 2 (11.76%) SAP MM
7 2 (11.76%) SAPscript
7 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (11.76%) Middleware
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
7 2 (11.76%) Data Management

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP MM
1 2 (11.76%) SAP SRM
1 2 (11.76%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
2 1 (5.88%) SAP FI-AP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SAP BW
2 6 (35.29%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (29.41%) SAP BI
4 4 (23.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) OLAP
6 1 (5.88%) MS Access
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Toad
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Consultant
2 9 (52.94%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) SAP BW Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Business Objects Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) SAP BW Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SAP BW Architect
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Architect
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) SAP Basis
3 2 (11.76%) MDX
3 2 (11.76%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (11.76%) Middleware
3 2 (11.76%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) PKI
2 2 (11.76%) Statistics
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) SAP Security
2 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (23.53%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
4 3 (17.65%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Data Management
5 2 (11.76%) Logistics
5 2 (11.76%) Supply Chain Management
5 2 (11.76%) OOP
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (5.88%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (5.88%) Workflow
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SAPscript
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (17.65%) GxP
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) OpenText
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle