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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 191 197 219
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Contract jobs citing ABAP 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.017% 0.043%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.042% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£700 - £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £419 £419
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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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
2488 2393 3036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.77% 41.81% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2051 1860 2322
Average daily rate £475 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 33
Average hourly rate £23.99 £27.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.20 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.35 £31.99 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Data Structures
4 3 (15.79%) SAP HCM
4 3 (15.79%) SAP HANA
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) LSMW
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
4 3 (15.79%) NetWeaver
5 2 (10.53%) SAP HR
5 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
5 2 (10.53%) SAP MM
5 2 (10.53%) SAP BI
5 2 (10.53%) Web Dynpro
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 2 (10.53%) XML
5 2 (10.53%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) Sybase
5 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 3 (15.79%) NetWeaver
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SAP HCM
2 2 (10.53%) SAP HR
2 2 (10.53%) SAP MM
3 1 (5.26%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (5.26%) SAP R/3
3 1 (5.26%) SAP xRPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SAP HANA
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) SAP BI
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) LSMW
2 1 (5.26%) NWDI
2 1 (5.26%) NWDS
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
1 6 (31.58%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Consultant
1 7 (36.84%) SAP Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) SAP Developer
3 4 (21.05%) ABAP Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Architect
4 2 (10.53%) SAP BI Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) SAP MM Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Portal Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Portal Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SAP PI Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Payroll Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP BW Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Payroll Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (5.26%) SAP PI
3 1 (5.26%) BAPI
3 1 (5.26%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
1 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) ETL
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
3 2 (10.53%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) Data Transformation
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Sybase
2 2 (10.53%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe