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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 111 112 117
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing ABAP 8 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.43% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.22% 1.57% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£453 £600 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.58% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £600 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £600 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +71.42%
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
655 702 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.01% 27.50% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 348 294
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 59
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.48% -39.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £11.25 £16.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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
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 29 May 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
Maidenhead - 2 - -
ABAP
South East

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (64.71%) SAP BW
3 6 (35.29%) PKI
3 6 (35.29%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (35.29%) IBM
3 6 (35.29%) Business Objects
3 6 (35.29%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) SAP Security
4 5 (29.41%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (29.41%) SAP HANA
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) DB2
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) AIX
4 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
4 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Middleware
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 4 (23.53%) Web Services
5 4 (23.53%) SAP Basis
6 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) SaaS
6 3 (17.65%) Change Control
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) GxP
6 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (5.88%) NetWeaver
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SAP BW
2 6 (35.29%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (29.41%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (29.41%) SAP HANA
3 5 (29.41%) DB2
4 3 (17.65%) SAP BI
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Architect
1 7 (41.18%) Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) SAP Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Technical Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Architect
3 4 (23.53%) SAP Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Technical Architect
4 3 (17.65%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) SAP BW Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Technical Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 2 (11.76%) SAP BW Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Middleware
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
1 4 (23.53%) SAP Basis
2 1 (5.88%) MDX
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) PKI
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) SAP Security
2 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
2 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Change Control
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) ERP
3 3 (17.65%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) OOP
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) SAPscript
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CISSP
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) GxP
1 3 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (35.29%) HP
2 6 (35.29%) IBM
2 6 (35.29%) Business Objects
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle