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 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 188 206 196
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Contract jobs citing ABAP 8 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
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£608 £475 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.89% +5.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £475 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £802 £475 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +71.42%
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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
2318 2695 2599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.16% 42.37% 41.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 2104 2007
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 24
Average hourly rate £27.12 £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -30.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £16.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 May 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 May 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 20 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (20.00%) ETL
4 4 (20.00%) SAP BI
5 3 (15.00%) SAP BW
5 3 (15.00%) NetWeaver
5 3 (15.00%) SOAP
5 3 (15.00%) Banking
5 3 (15.00%) SAP HANA
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (10.00%) SAP BPC
6 2 (10.00%) High Availability
6 2 (10.00%) SAP PI
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
6 2 (10.00%) SAP Portal
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.00%) BAPI
6 2 (10.00%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) Billing
6 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (10.00%) SAP IS-U

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 (15.00%) NetWeaver
2 2 (10.00%) SAP Portal
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP BPC
1 2 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (10.00%) SAP MM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP R/3
2 1 (5.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (5.00%) SAP xRPM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.00%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SAP BI
2 3 (15.00%) SAP BW
2 3 (15.00%) SAP HANA
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) LSMW
1 1 (5.00%) NWDI
1 1 (5.00%) NWDS
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Billing
4 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Consultant
2 10 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) SAP Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) ABAP Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SAP MM Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) SAP Architect
5 2 (10.00%) SAP BI Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Data Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Manager
6 1 (5.00%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) SAP PI
2 2 (10.00%) BAPI
2 2 (10.00%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (20.00%) ETL
3 2 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
3 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Sybase
2 2 (10.00%) Informatica
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe