The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 433 353 328
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -25
Contract jobs citing ABAP 153 214 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 1.19% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 97 81
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£463 £414 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £58.15 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.15 -
ABAP
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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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18958 18002 17164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.02% 38.19% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13129 11626 10655
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 525 684
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in England

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in England

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP across the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram in England

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in England

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
London -18 50 £388 -8.82% 8
South East -26 36 £460 +8.23% 11
West Midlands -23 13 £475 +21.79% 2
North West -3 11 £425 +6.25% 4
Yorkshire +2 10 £500 -
North East - 8 £475 -
East Midlands -2 7 £475 +22.58% 2
South West -31 7 £465 +26.10%
Midlands +1 4 - - 4
East of England -12 2 £546 +18.10% 1
South Coast - - - -
ABAP
UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 335 (99.70%) SAP
2 98 (29.17%) SAP BW
3 57 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
4 48 (14.29%) OO
5 45 (13.39%) Finance
6 40 (11.90%) NetWeaver
7 37 (11.01%) BAPI
8 34 (10.12%) Business Objects
8 34 (10.12%) BusinessObjects
9 33 (9.82%) Migration
10 32 (9.52%) CRM
10 32 (9.52%) Workflow
11 31 (9.23%) SAP BI
12 30 (8.93%) SAPscript
13 28 (8.33%) Data Modelling
14 27 (8.04%) Adobe
15 25 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (7.14%) SQL
16 24 (7.14%) Web Dynpro
16 24 (7.14%) SAP Smart Forms
16 24 (7.14%) SAP CO
16 24 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
17 23 (6.85%) SAP BPC
18 22 (6.55%) Java
18 22 (6.55%) ERP
19 21 (6.25%) SAP FI
20 20 (5.95%) ETL
20 20 (5.95%) SAP HR
21 19 (5.65%) Data Migration
21 19 (5.65%) SAP HANA

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 40 (11.90%) NetWeaver
2 8 (2.38%) SAP Portal
3 6 (1.79%) SAP EP
3 6 (1.79%) LiveCycle
4 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.60%) CMS
5 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS Project
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (7.14%) SAP CO
2 23 (6.85%) SAP BPC
3 21 (6.25%) SAP FI
4 20 (5.95%) SAP HR
5 18 (5.36%) SAP SD
5 18 (5.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 18 (5.36%) SAP IS-U
6 17 (5.06%) SAP HCM
6 17 (5.06%) SAP CRM
7 14 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (2.68%) SAP FSCM
9 8 (2.38%) SAP SRM
10 7 (2.08%) SAP APO
11 6 (1.79%) SAP R/3
11 6 (1.79%) SAP MM
11 6 (1.79%) SAP ERP
12 5 (1.49%) SAP EWM
13 4 (1.19%) SAP LE
13 4 (1.19%) SAP PP
14 2 (0.60%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.89%) RTP
2 1 (0.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (29.17%) SAP BW
2 34 (10.12%) BusinessObjects
3 31 (9.23%) SAP BI
4 19 (5.65%) SAP HANA
5 18 (5.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 8 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.79%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.49%) DB2
8 5 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (1.19%) OLAP
9 4 (1.19%) DataStage
9 4 (1.19%) Xcelsius
9 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.60%) ROLAP
12 1 (0.30%) MS Access
12 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.30%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 12 (3.57%) LSMW
General
1 45 (13.39%) Finance
2 17 (5.06%) Retail
3 16 (4.76%) Billing
4 15 (4.46%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.98%) Banking
6 8 (2.38%) German Language
7 6 (1.79%) Automotive
8 5 (1.49%) French Language
9 4 (1.19%) Front Office
9 4 (1.19%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.89%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.89%) Marketing
11 2 (0.60%) Legal
12 1 (0.30%) Publishing
12 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 166 (49.40%) Consultant
2 160 (47.62%) SAP Consultant
3 92 (27.38%) Developer
4 73 (21.73%) SAP Developer
5 47 (13.99%) ABAP Developer
6 31 (9.23%) ABAP Consultant
7 20 (5.95%) SAP BW Consultant
8 14 (4.17%) SAP BW Developer
9 13 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 13 (3.87%) SAP BI Consultant
10 12 (3.57%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 12 (3.57%) Analyst
10 12 (3.57%) Functional Consultant
11 11 (3.27%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 10 (2.98%) SAP Basis Consultant
13 9 (2.68%) Architect
13 9 (2.68%) NetWeaver Consultant
13 9 (2.68%) SAP HCM Consultant
14 7 (2.08%) SAP Data Consultant
14 7 (2.08%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.01%) BAPI
2 24 (7.14%) Web Dynpro
2 24 (7.14%) SAP Smart Forms
3 18 (5.36%) SAP Basis
3 18 (5.36%) SAP ALE
4 11 (3.27%) EDI
5 10 (2.98%) HTML
5 10 (2.98%) SAP Business Workflow
6 9 (2.68%) SAP PI
7 8 (2.38%) SAP XI
8 6 (1.79%) SAP CO-PA
9 5 (1.49%) Web Services
9 5 (1.49%) XML
10 3 (0.89%) Middleware
11 2 (0.60%) HTML5
11 2 (0.60%) .NET
11 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.60%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.60%) SAP BSP
12 1 (0.30%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.68%) Data Integration
2 9 (2.68%) FMCG
3 5 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.19%) Data Extraction
5 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.60%) Replication
6 2 (0.60%) Economics
7 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.30%) Statistics
7 1 (0.30%) AS400
7 1 (0.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.08%) UNIX
2 4 (1.19%) Linux
3 3 (0.89%) Windows
4 2 (0.60%) AIX
4 2 (0.60%) VMS
5 1 (0.30%) Android
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (14.29%) OO
3 33 (9.82%) Migration
4 32 (9.52%) Workflow
4 32 (9.52%) CRM
5 28 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 24 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (6.55%) ERP
8 20 (5.95%) ETL
9 19 (5.65%) Data Migration
10 11 (3.27%) Business Analysis
10 11 (3.27%) ITIL
11 10 (2.98%) Logistics
11 10 (2.98%) Unit Testing
11 10 (2.98%) Test Scripting
12 9 (2.68%) Integration Testing
12 9 (2.68%) OOP
12 9 (2.68%) Project Management
13 8 (2.38%) SAP Implementation
14 6 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.93%) SAPscript
2 24 (7.14%) SQL
3 22 (6.55%) Java
4 11 (3.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.60%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) C
7 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
7 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (3.57%) Degree
2 8 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.60%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.30%) MCTS
5 1 (0.30%) MCITP
5 1 (0.30%) CCA
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.68%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) GxP
2 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 335 (99.70%) SAP
2 34 (10.12%) Business Objects
3 27 (8.04%) Adobe
4 16 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.98%) Oracle
6 5 (1.49%) StreamServe
7 4 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.19%) HP
8 3 (0.89%) Syclo
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.60%) Open Text
9 2 (0.60%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.60%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.60%) IBM
10 1 (0.30%) Siemens
10 1 (0.30%) Cognos
10 1 (0.30%) Siebel
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: From £550 to £700 per day
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London
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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