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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 424 396 341
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -55
Contract jobs citing ABAP 158 191 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 1.00% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 57 98
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £377 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £575 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £44.50 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.81% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +24.28%
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
19127 19029 15932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.70% 37.14% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12563 12522 10007
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 451 578
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -25 53 £465 -2.10% 7
South East -23 32 £450 -10.00% 14
North West -10 18 £200 -46.66% 3
West Midlands -8 11 £563 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +3 7 £400 -11.11% 1
North East -1 6 £431 -4.16%
East of England - 6 £500 - 2
Yorkshire -14 5 £417 -14.89% 1
Midlands +4 4 - -
South West -6 4 £413 -2.94%
ABAP
UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 335 (99.41%) SAP
2 84 (24.93%) SAP BW
3 58 (17.21%) Finance
4 49 (14.54%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (10.68%) Workflow
5 36 (10.68%) Web Dynpro
6 33 (9.79%) BAPI
7 32 (9.50%) NetWeaver
7 32 (9.50%) Java
7 32 (9.50%) CRM
8 31 (9.20%) Migration
9 30 (8.90%) Business Objects
9 30 (8.90%) BusinessObjects
10 29 (8.61%) SAPscript
11 27 (8.01%) ERP
12 26 (7.72%) SAP FI
12 26 (7.72%) SAP BI
12 26 (7.72%) SAP CO
13 25 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (7.12%) ETL
14 24 (7.12%) SAP FI/CO
15 23 (6.82%) SAP Smart Forms
16 22 (6.53%) SAP Basis
16 22 (6.53%) SAP PI
17 21 (6.23%) Data Migration
17 21 (6.23%) LSMW
18 20 (5.93%) Web Services
18 20 (5.93%) SAP HANA
19 19 (5.64%) SAP ALE
20 18 (5.34%) OO

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 32 (9.50%) NetWeaver
2 10 (2.97%) SAP Portal
3 5 (1.48%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.19%) SAP EP
5 3 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (7.72%) SAP FI
1 26 (7.72%) SAP CO
2 24 (7.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 17 (5.04%) SAP IS-U
4 14 (4.15%) SAP CRM
4 14 (4.15%) SAP MM
5 13 (3.86%) SAP SD
6 12 (3.56%) SAP HR
6 12 (3.56%) SAP BPC
7 10 (2.97%) SAP EWM
8 9 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (2.37%) SAP HCM
10 6 (1.78%) SAP PM
10 6 (1.78%) SAP R/3
10 6 (1.78%) SAP PP
10 6 (1.78%) SAP WM
10 6 (1.78%) SAP MDM
11 5 (1.48%) SAP CS
11 5 (1.48%) SAP SRM
12 4 (1.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.19%) SaaS
2 2 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.89%) LAN
1 3 (0.89%) WAN
1 3 (0.89%) Firewall
2 2 (0.59%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.59%) RTP
2 2 (0.59%) FTP
3 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (24.93%) SAP BW
2 30 (8.90%) BusinessObjects
3 26 (7.72%) SAP BI
4 20 (5.93%) SAP HANA
5 17 (5.04%) SAP Data Services
6 13 (3.86%) DB2
7 10 (2.97%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects XI
10 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.89%) SQL Server
11 3 (0.89%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.89%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.30%) MaxDB
12 1 (0.30%) MS Access
12 1 (0.30%) OLAP
12 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (6.23%) LSMW
2 2 (0.59%) NWDS
3 1 (0.30%) NWDI
General
1 58 (17.21%) Finance
2 17 (5.04%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.15%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (4.15%) Banking
3 14 (4.15%) Retail
3 14 (4.15%) Billing
4 5 (1.48%) General Ledger
5 3 (0.89%) Automotive
6 2 (0.59%) French Language
6 2 (0.59%) German Language
7 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 170 (50.45%) Consultant
2 162 (48.07%) SAP Consultant
3 70 (20.77%) Developer
4 57 (16.91%) SAP Developer
5 49 (14.54%) ABAP Developer
6 25 (7.42%) ABAP Consultant
6 25 (7.42%) Architect
7 18 (5.34%) SAP Architect
8 16 (4.75%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 15 (4.45%) Functional Consultant
10 14 (4.15%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 13 (3.86%) SAP BW Consultant
11 13 (3.86%) Technical Consultant
11 13 (3.86%) Analyst
12 12 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 12 (3.56%) SAP Support
12 12 (3.56%) SAP BI Consultant
12 12 (3.56%) SAP Manager
12 12 (3.56%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.68%) Web Dynpro
2 33 (9.79%) BAPI
3 23 (6.82%) SAP Smart Forms
4 22 (6.53%) SAP Basis
4 22 (6.53%) SAP PI
5 20 (5.93%) Web Services
6 19 (5.64%) SAP ALE
7 15 (4.45%) HTML
8 11 (3.26%) EDI
8 11 (3.26%) SAP XI
9 10 (2.97%) SAP Business Workflow
10 9 (2.67%) HTML5
10 9 (2.67%) XML
11 7 (2.08%) Middleware
11 7 (2.08%) SOAP
12 4 (1.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 3 (0.89%) J2EE
14 2 (0.59%) .NET
14 2 (0.59%) SAP CO-PA
15 1 (0.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.15%) FMCG
3 8 (2.37%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.78%) PKI
5 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.19%) Replication
5 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.19%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.89%) Data Conversion
7 2 (0.59%) DataPower
7 2 (0.59%) Economics
8 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.30%) Statistics
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.30%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.30%) User Experience
8 1 (0.30%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.56%) Windows
2 10 (2.97%) AIX
3 9 (2.67%) UNIX
4 4 (1.19%) Windows NT
4 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.59%) zOS
5 2 (0.59%) Linux
6 1 (0.30%) HPUX
6 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (14.54%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (10.68%) Workflow
3 32 (9.50%) CRM
4 31 (9.20%) Migration
5 27 (8.01%) ERP
6 24 (7.12%) ETL
7 21 (6.23%) Data Migration
8 18 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (5.34%) OO
8 18 (5.34%) Project Management
9 16 (4.75%) GAP Analysis
9 16 (4.75%) SAP Implementation
9 16 (4.75%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (4.45%) Logistics
11 14 (4.15%) SAP Security
12 13 (3.86%) Data Modelling
12 13 (3.86%) ITIL
13 12 (3.56%) Unit Testing
13 12 (3.56%) Integration Testing
14 10 (2.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.50%) Java
2 29 (8.61%) SAPscript
3 16 (4.75%) SQL
4 5 (1.48%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.30%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (2.67%) Degree
2 5 (1.48%) PMP
2 5 (1.48%) PMI Certification
2 5 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (0.89%) CISSP
4 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.75%) QA
2 6 (1.78%) GxP
2 6 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.59%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.19%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.30%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 335 (99.41%) SAP
2 30 (8.90%) Business Objects
3 13 (3.86%) Oracle
3 13 (3.86%) Adobe
4 11 (3.26%) IBM
5 10 (2.97%) HP
6 8 (2.37%) Microsoft
6 8 (2.37%) Informatica
7 6 (1.78%) VMware
8 5 (1.48%) Sybase
9 3 (0.89%) Cognos
9 3 (0.89%) Syclo
9 3 (0.89%) Remedy
10 2 (0.59%) Pegasus
10 2 (0.59%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.59%) PTC
10 2 (0.59%) StreamServe
11 1 (0.30%) Twitter
11 1 (0.30%) OpenText
11 1 (0.30%) CA
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