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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 436 358 325
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -33
Contract jobs citing ABAP 153 213 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 1.18% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 95 83
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£463 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £350 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £549
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
19161 18080 17349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.91% 38.22% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13256 11705 10766
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 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 529 693
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 £14.02 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 18 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 18 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 -10 50 £425 - 7
South East -44 36 £460 +8.23% 14
West Midlands -15 15 £475 +22.58% 3
North West -4 12 £350 -12.50% 5
Yorkshire -7 10 £500 - 1
North East - 8 £475 -
East Midlands +6 7 £475 +22.58% 1
South West -36 7 £465 +26.10%
Midlands -1 4 - - 4
East of England -7 1 £543 +17.29% 1
South Coast - - - -
ABAP
UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 346 (99.71%) SAP
2 98 (28.24%) SAP BW
3 59 (17.00%) Business Intelligence
4 48 (13.83%) OO
5 47 (13.54%) Finance
6 40 (11.53%) NetWeaver
7 36 (10.37%) BAPI
8 35 (10.09%) Business Objects
8 35 (10.09%) BusinessObjects
9 32 (9.22%) SAP BI
9 32 (9.22%) Migration
9 32 (9.22%) CRM
10 30 (8.65%) SAPscript
10 30 (8.65%) Workflow
10 30 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (8.07%) Data Modelling
12 27 (7.78%) Adobe
13 24 (6.92%) ERP
13 24 (6.92%) Web Dynpro
13 24 (6.92%) SAP Smart Forms
13 24 (6.92%) SAP CO
13 24 (6.92%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (6.92%) SAP BPC
14 23 (6.63%) SQL
15 21 (6.05%) Java
15 21 (6.05%) Microsoft
15 21 (6.05%) SAP FI
16 20 (5.76%) ETL
16 20 (5.76%) SAP HR
16 20 (5.76%) SAP HANA

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (11.53%) NetWeaver
2 8 (2.31%) SAP Portal
3 6 (1.73%) SAP EP
3 6 (1.73%) LiveCycle
4 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.58%) CMS
5 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.59%) MS Office
3 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.86%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (6.92%) SAP CO
1 24 (6.92%) SAP BPC
2 21 (6.05%) SAP FI
3 20 (5.76%) SAP HR
4 18 (5.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 18 (5.19%) SAP SD
5 17 (4.90%) SAP HCM
5 17 (4.90%) SAP CRM
6 16 (4.61%) SAP IS-U
7 14 (4.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (2.59%) SAP FSCM
9 8 (2.31%) SAP SRM
9 8 (2.31%) SAP ERP
9 8 (2.31%) SAP APO
9 8 (2.31%) SAP R/3
10 6 (1.73%) SAP MM
11 5 (1.44%) SAP EWM
12 4 (1.15%) SAP LE
12 4 (1.15%) SAP PP
13 2 (0.58%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.86%) RTP
2 1 (0.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (28.24%) SAP BW
2 35 (10.09%) BusinessObjects
3 32 (9.22%) SAP BI
4 20 (5.76%) SAP HANA
5 18 (5.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 9 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (2.02%) SAP Data Services
8 6 (1.73%) SQL Server
8 6 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.44%) DB2
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.15%) OLAP
10 4 (1.15%) DataStage
10 4 (1.15%) Xcelsius
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.58%) ROLAP
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects XI
13 1 (0.29%) MaxDB
13 1 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (3.46%) LSMW
General
1 47 (13.54%) Finance
2 19 (5.48%) Retail
3 16 (4.61%) Billing
4 14 (4.03%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.88%) German Language
5 10 (2.88%) Banking
6 6 (1.73%) Automotive
7 5 (1.44%) Legal
7 5 (1.44%) French Language
8 4 (1.15%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.15%) Front Office
9 3 (0.86%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.86%) Marketing
10 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 165 (47.55%) Consultant
2 158 (45.53%) SAP Consultant
3 101 (29.11%) Developer
4 74 (21.33%) SAP Developer
5 56 (16.14%) ABAP Developer
6 32 (9.22%) ABAP Consultant
7 20 (5.76%) SAP BW Consultant
8 14 (4.03%) SAP BW Developer
9 13 (3.75%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 13 (3.75%) Architect
9 13 (3.75%) SAP BI Consultant
10 12 (3.46%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 11 (3.17%) Analyst
11 11 (3.17%) Functional Consultant
12 10 (2.88%) SAP Architect
12 10 (2.88%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 9 (2.59%) SAP HCM Consultant
13 9 (2.59%) SAP Basis Consultant
13 9 (2.59%) NetWeaver Consultant
14 8 (2.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.37%) BAPI
2 24 (6.92%) Web Dynpro
2 24 (6.92%) SAP Smart Forms
3 18 (5.19%) SAP ALE
4 17 (4.90%) SAP Basis
5 12 (3.46%) EDI
6 10 (2.88%) HTML
6 10 (2.88%) SAP Business Workflow
7 9 (2.59%) SAP PI
8 8 (2.31%) SAP XI
9 6 (1.73%) SAP CO-PA
10 5 (1.44%) Web Services
10 5 (1.44%) XML
11 3 (0.86%) Middleware
12 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.58%) SAP BSP
12 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.58%) .NET
12 2 (0.58%) HTML5
13 1 (0.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.59%) Data Integration
2 9 (2.59%) FMCG
3 5 (1.44%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.15%) Data Extraction
5 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.58%) Replication
6 2 (0.58%) Open Source
7 1 (0.29%) AS400
7 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.29%) Economics
7 1 (0.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.73%) UNIX
2 4 (1.15%) Linux
3 3 (0.86%) VMS
3 3 (0.86%) Windows
4 1 (0.29%) Android
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (17.00%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (13.83%) OO
3 32 (9.22%) Migration
3 32 (9.22%) CRM
4 30 (8.65%) Workflow
5 28 (8.07%) Data Modelling
6 24 (6.92%) ERP
6 24 (6.92%) Performance Tuning
7 20 (5.76%) ETL
8 19 (5.48%) Data Migration
9 15 (4.32%) Unit Testing
9 15 (4.32%) Business Analysis
10 14 (4.03%) Test Scripting
11 12 (3.46%) Logistics
12 11 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (3.17%) ITIL
13 9 (2.59%) Integration Testing
13 9 (2.59%) OOP
14 8 (2.31%) Project Management
14 8 (2.31%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.65%) SAPscript
2 23 (6.63%) SQL
3 21 (6.05%) Java
4 11 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.86%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.58%) C#
7 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.29%) C
7 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.17%) Degree
3 10 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.86%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.29%) CCA
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.29%) MCITP
5 1 (0.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.88%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.86%) GxP
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 346 (99.71%) SAP
2 35 (10.09%) Business Objects
3 27 (7.78%) Adobe
4 21 (6.05%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.17%) Oracle
6 5 (1.44%) StreamServe
7 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.15%) HP
8 3 (0.86%) Syclo
8 3 (0.86%) IBM
9 2 (0.58%) Siebel
9 2 (0.58%) Open Text
9 2 (0.58%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.58%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.29%) Siemens
10 1 (0.29%) Cognos
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Posted: 3 days ago
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