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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 441 391 400
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +9
Contract jobs citing ABAP 146 184 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 1.01% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 73 60
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £67.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £67.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -
ABAP
UK

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
19690 18282 18062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.13% 37.03% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 11880 11400
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 379 508
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.50 £16.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 58 £475 - 9
South East -26 32 £415 -17.08% 11
West Midlands +4 13 £410 +2.50% 2
North West -30 10 £343 -16.46% 8
East of England -21 6 £450 +50.08% 1
East Midlands -6 5 - - 2
South West -24 4 £450 +2.85% 2
Midlands - 4 £450 -
ABAP
UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 269 (96.76%) SAP
2 53 (19.06%) SAP BW
3 35 (12.59%) Finance
3 35 (12.59%) CRM
4 34 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
5 33 (11.87%) Java
6 31 (11.15%) Migration
7 29 (10.43%) BusinessObjects
8 28 (10.07%) Web Dynpro
9 27 (9.71%) Workflow
10 26 (9.35%) Data Modelling
10 26 (9.35%) OO
11 24 (8.63%) ERP
12 23 (8.27%) BAPI
13 22 (7.91%) SAP PI
14 20 (7.19%) Manufacturing
14 20 (7.19%) SAP MM
15 19 (6.83%) Web Services
15 19 (6.83%) Data Migration
15 19 (6.83%) SAP HANA
16 18 (6.47%) LSMW
16 18 (6.47%) SQL
17 17 (6.12%) SAP Data Services
18 16 (5.76%) SAP BI
19 15 (5.40%) SAPscript
19 15 (5.40%) SAP SD
19 15 (5.40%) SAP XI
20 14 (5.04%) SAP CRM
20 14 (5.04%) NetWeaver
20 14 (5.04%) SAP FI

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 14 (5.04%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.44%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.44%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.08%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.36%) SAS
4 1 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.52%) MS Office
3 6 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (7.19%) SAP MM
2 15 (5.40%) SAP SD
3 14 (5.04%) SAP FI
3 14 (5.04%) SAP CRM
4 13 (4.68%) SAP FI/CO
4 13 (4.68%) SAP CO
5 10 (3.60%) SAP APO
5 10 (3.60%) SAP BPC
5 10 (3.60%) SAP EWM
6 9 (3.24%) SAP HR
6 9 (3.24%) SAP WM
7 7 (2.52%) SAP IS-U
8 6 (2.16%) SAP SCM
9 5 (1.80%) SAP PM
9 5 (1.80%) SAP SRM
9 5 (1.80%) SAP HCM
10 4 (1.44%) SAP Retail
10 4 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (1.44%) SAP ERP
10 4 (1.44%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.08%) X.509
2 2 (0.72%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.72%) FTP
3 1 (0.36%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.36%) VPN
3 1 (0.36%) DNS
3 1 (0.36%) SAN
3 1 (0.36%) RFID
3 1 (0.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.06%) SAP BW
2 29 (10.43%) BusinessObjects
3 19 (6.83%) SAP HANA
4 17 (6.12%) SAP Data Services
5 16 (5.76%) SAP BI
6 6 (2.16%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.08%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.36%) MS Access
11 1 (0.36%) DB2
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (6.47%) LSMW
2 4 (1.44%) CA Gen
3 2 (0.72%) NWDS
4 1 (0.36%) Toad
4 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.36%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.36%) NWDI
General
1 35 (12.59%) Finance
2 20 (7.19%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.68%) Retail
4 7 (2.52%) Automotive
5 6 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.16%) Billing
5 6 (2.16%) German Language
5 6 (2.16%) Banking
6 5 (1.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 132 (47.48%) Consultant
2 125 (44.96%) SAP Consultant
3 69 (24.82%) Developer
4 57 (20.50%) SAP Developer
5 51 (18.35%) ABAP Developer
6 20 (7.19%) ABAP Consultant
7 17 (6.12%) Architect
7 17 (6.12%) SAP Architect
8 15 (5.40%) SAP BW Consultant
9 13 (4.68%) SAP MM Consultant
10 11 (3.96%) SAP BW Developer
11 10 (3.60%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 10 (3.60%) SAP Manager
11 10 (3.60%) Functional Consultant
12 9 (3.24%) Migration Consultant
12 9 (3.24%) Data Consultant
12 9 (3.24%) Data Migration Consultant
13 8 (2.88%) SAP Data Consultant
13 8 (2.88%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
13 8 (2.88%) SAP EWM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.07%) Web Dynpro
2 23 (8.27%) BAPI
3 22 (7.91%) SAP PI
4 19 (6.83%) Web Services
5 15 (5.40%) SAP XI
6 14 (5.04%) SAP Smart Forms
7 11 (3.96%) SAP ALE
8 10 (3.60%) EDI
9 9 (3.24%) SAP Basis
9 9 (3.24%) SAP Business Workflow
10 7 (2.52%) XML
10 7 (2.52%) HTML
11 5 (1.80%) SOAP
11 5 (1.80%) HTML5
12 4 (1.44%) J2EE
12 4 (1.44%) Middleware
13 3 (1.08%) SAML
14 2 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
14 2 (0.72%) EDIFACT
14 2 (0.72%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.96%) FMCG
3 7 (2.52%) PKI
4 4 (1.44%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.44%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.72%) User Experience
5 2 (0.72%) Statistics
5 2 (0.72%) Data Extraction
5 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.88%) UNIX
2 5 (1.80%) VMS
3 2 (0.72%) Linux
4 1 (0.36%) SUSE
4 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (12.59%) CRM
2 34 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (11.15%) Migration
4 27 (9.71%) Workflow
5 26 (9.35%) Data Modelling
5 26 (9.35%) OO
6 24 (8.63%) ERP
7 19 (6.83%) Data Migration
8 14 (5.04%) Logistics
9 13 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (4.68%) Project Management
10 12 (4.32%) ETL
11 11 (3.96%) Change Management
12 10 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (3.24%) Test Strategy
13 9 (3.24%) SAP Implementation
13 9 (3.24%) Data Management
14 8 (2.88%) Unit Testing
14 8 (2.88%) SAP Security
14 8 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.87%) Java
2 18 (6.47%) SQL
3 15 (5.40%) SAPscript
4 7 (2.52%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.80%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.44%) Perl
7 1 (0.36%) PHP
7 1 (0.36%) C
7 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (2.88%) Degree
2 5 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.44%) SAP Certification
4 3 (1.08%) CCA
4 3 (1.08%) CISSP
5 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PMP
6 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.52%) QA
2 4 (1.44%) GxP
2 4 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 269 (96.76%) SAP
2 14 (5.04%) Oracle
3 11 (3.96%) Adobe
4 10 (3.60%) Informatica
5 6 (2.16%) IBM
5 6 (2.16%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.44%) BEA
6 4 (1.44%) webMethods
6 4 (1.44%) Pega
7 3 (1.08%) HP
8 2 (0.72%) PTC
8 2 (0.72%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.36%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.36%) NetApp
9 1 (0.36%) StreamServe
9 1 (0.36%) Remedy
9 1 (0.36%) Citrix
9 1 (0.36%) CA
9 1 (0.36%) Sybase
9 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
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