The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 191 204 187
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing ABAP 11 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.57% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 6
Average daily rate
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£340 £450 £432
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £348 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £65.61 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.15 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2525 2960 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.74% 42.44% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2047 2300 1973
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £20.22 £14.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.69 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 18 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (33.33%) OOP
2 6 (33.33%) SAP BW
3 5 (27.78%) BAPI
4 4 (22.22%) SAP CO
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (22.22%) SAP FI
4 4 (22.22%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) SAP BI
5 3 (16.67%) SAP HR
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Data Integration
5 3 (16.67%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (16.67%) Billing
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Workflow Management
6 2 (11.11%) Logistics
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) QA
6 2 (11.11%) SAP HCM
6 2 (11.11%) SAP BPC
6 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) Business Objects
6 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (11.11%) RTP
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (5.56%) LiveCycle
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SAP CO
1 4 (22.22%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (22.22%) SAP FI
2 3 (16.67%) SAP HR
2 3 (16.67%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (11.11%) SAP HCM
3 2 (11.11%) SAP BPC
4 1 (5.56%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 3 (16.67%) SAP BI
3 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Consultant
2 8 (44.44%) SAP Developer
3 5 (27.78%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) ABAP Developer
4 2 (11.11%) ABAP Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) SAP BW Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP HR Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Business Objects Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Data Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP BI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SAP ISU Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) BAPI
2 2 (11.11%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Integration
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) OOP
2 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 4 (22.22%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow Management
4 2 (11.11%) Logistics
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Security
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe