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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 459 393 395
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +2
Contract jobs citing ABAP 134 183 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 1.00% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 82 62
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £419 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +71.42%
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
19535 18363 17125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.44% 37.71% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13288 12076 10756
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £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 404 400 557
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 £19.03 £16.60 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +7 57 £475 - 9
South East -23 26 £415 -17.00% 6
North West -22 12 £310 -17.77% 2
East Midlands -7 10 £375 -21.05% 4
West Midlands -15 7 £420 +5.00% 5
East of England -17 3 £407 +35.58% 2
South West -17 3 £450 +5.88%
Midlands -1 2 £435 -3.33%
ABAP
UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 306 (97.14%) SAP
2 74 (23.49%) SAP BW
3 52 (16.51%) Finance
4 42 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (11.43%) Java
6 34 (10.79%) ERP
6 34 (10.79%) Migration
7 33 (10.48%) CRM
8 32 (10.16%) Workflow
9 31 (9.84%) Web Dynpro
9 31 (9.84%) Business Objects
10 29 (9.21%) BusinessObjects
11 26 (8.25%) SAP PI
11 26 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (7.94%) SAP HANA
12 25 (7.94%) BAPI
13 24 (7.62%) Data Modelling
13 24 (7.62%) OO
14 23 (7.30%) Manufacturing
15 22 (6.98%) Web Services
15 22 (6.98%) NetWeaver
15 22 (6.98%) SAPscript
15 22 (6.98%) SAP BI
16 21 (6.67%) ETL
16 21 (6.67%) LSMW
17 20 (6.35%) SAP FI
17 20 (6.35%) Project Management
17 20 (6.35%) Data Migration
17 20 (6.35%) SAP Data Services
18 19 (6.03%) SAP MM

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 22 (6.98%) NetWeaver
2 6 (1.90%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.95%) SAP Portal
3 3 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 13 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (6.35%) SAP FI
2 19 (6.03%) SAP MM
3 18 (5.71%) SAP FI/CO
3 18 (5.71%) SAP CO
4 15 (4.76%) SAP SD
4 15 (4.76%) SAP EWM
5 14 (4.44%) SAP WM
5 14 (4.44%) SAP BPC
6 11 (3.49%) SAP CRM
7 10 (3.17%) SAP APO
7 10 (3.17%) SAP IS-U
8 7 (2.22%) SAP HR
9 6 (1.90%) SAP PM
9 6 (1.90%) SAP SCM
10 5 (1.59%) SAP ERP
10 5 (1.59%) SAP HCM
10 5 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (1.59%) SAP CS
11 4 (1.27%) SAP MDM
11 4 (1.27%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.27%) SaaS
2 2 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.95%) LAN
1 3 (0.95%) WAN
1 3 (0.95%) FTP
1 3 (0.95%) Firewall
2 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.32%) SAN
3 1 (0.32%) RFID
3 1 (0.32%) NAS
3 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.32%) VPN
3 1 (0.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (23.49%) SAP BW
2 29 (9.21%) BusinessObjects
3 25 (7.94%) SAP HANA
4 22 (6.98%) SAP BI
5 20 (6.35%) SAP Data Services
6 10 (3.17%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.17%) DB2
7 6 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.27%) SQL Server
9 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (6.67%) LSMW
2 2 (0.63%) NWDS
2 2 (0.63%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.32%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.32%) NWDI
3 1 (0.32%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 52 (16.51%) Finance
2 23 (7.30%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.13%) Banking
3 13 (4.13%) Retail
4 12 (3.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.54%) Billing
6 4 (1.27%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.27%) German Language
7 3 (0.95%) Automotive
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Electronics
8 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 150 (47.62%) Consultant
2 143 (45.40%) SAP Consultant
3 73 (23.17%) Developer
4 61 (19.37%) SAP Developer
5 53 (16.83%) ABAP Developer
6 28 (8.89%) Architect
7 24 (7.62%) ABAP Consultant
8 23 (7.30%) SAP Architect
9 16 (5.08%) SAP BW Consultant
10 15 (4.76%) SAP Manager
11 12 (3.81%) SAP Support
11 12 (3.81%) SAP EWM Consultant
11 12 (3.81%) SAP MM Consultant
12 11 (3.49%) Functional Consultant
12 11 (3.49%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 10 (3.17%) SAP BW Developer
13 10 (3.17%) Technical Consultant
13 10 (3.17%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.17%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.17%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.84%) Web Dynpro
2 26 (8.25%) SAP PI
3 25 (7.94%) BAPI
4 22 (6.98%) Web Services
5 18 (5.71%) SAP Smart Forms
6 15 (4.76%) SAP ALE
7 14 (4.44%) SAP XI
7 14 (4.44%) SAP Basis
8 13 (4.13%) XML
9 11 (3.49%) EDI
10 10 (3.17%) SAP Business Workflow
11 9 (2.86%) SOAP
11 9 (2.86%) HTML
12 8 (2.54%) Middleware
13 7 (2.22%) HTML5
14 4 (1.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 4 (1.27%) J2EE
15 2 (0.63%) JDBC
15 2 (0.63%) .NET
15 2 (0.63%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.44%) FMCG
3 6 (1.90%) HP Storage
3 6 (1.90%) Data Structures
3 6 (1.90%) PKI
4 4 (1.27%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.27%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.95%) Data Conversion
5 3 (0.95%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.63%) Statistics
6 2 (0.63%) Replication
6 2 (0.63%) DataPower
6 2 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.32%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.81%) UNIX
2 11 (3.49%) Windows
3 9 (2.86%) AIX
4 4 (1.27%) Windows NT
4 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.95%) VMS
6 2 (0.63%) zOS
6 2 (0.63%) Linux
7 1 (0.32%) SUSE
7 1 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (10.79%) ERP
2 34 (10.79%) Migration
3 33 (10.48%) CRM
4 32 (10.16%) Workflow
5 24 (7.62%) Data Modelling
5 24 (7.62%) OO
6 21 (6.67%) ETL
7 20 (6.35%) Project Management
7 20 (6.35%) Data Migration
8 18 (5.71%) Logistics
8 18 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (5.40%) SAP Implementation
10 12 (3.81%) SAP Security
10 12 (3.81%) Unit Testing
10 12 (3.81%) Change Management
10 12 (3.81%) GAP Analysis
11 11 (3.49%) ITIL
11 11 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.43%) Java
2 22 (6.98%) SAPscript
3 19 (6.03%) SQL
4 6 (1.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.63%) Perl
5 2 (0.63%) C
5 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (3.17%) Degree
2 5 (1.59%) PMP
2 5 (1.59%) PMI Certification
2 5 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (1.27%) SAP Certification
3 4 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.95%) CISSP
5 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.13%) QA
2 4 (1.27%) GxP
3 3 (0.95%) SLA
3 3 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.27%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 306 (97.14%) SAP
2 31 (9.84%) Business Objects
3 16 (5.08%) Oracle
4 14 (4.44%) IBM
5 11 (3.49%) Informatica
6 10 (3.17%) Adobe
7 9 (2.86%) Microsoft
8 8 (2.54%) HP
9 6 (1.90%) VMware
10 5 (1.59%) Sybase
11 4 (1.27%) Remedy
12 3 (0.95%) Cognos
12 3 (0.95%) JD Edwards
13 2 (0.63%) webMethods
13 2 (0.63%) BEA
13 2 (0.63%) PTC
13 2 (0.63%) Pega
13 2 (0.63%) Pegasus
14 1 (0.32%) Twitter
14 1 (0.32%) StreamServe
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