The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 402 336 412
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +76
Contract jobs citing ABAP 191 168 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.00% 1.05% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 98 78
Average daily rate £450 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £350 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £581 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £27.00 £35.00 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -41.66%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19076 15932 19789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.16% 36.97% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12561 10005 11910
Average daily rate £375 £385 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 578 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
ABAP
UK

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -23 81 £475 - 17
South East +10 49 £500 +33.33% 14
South West -12 15 £425 -1.44% 1
North West -19 13 £375 -16.66% 8
West Midlands -14 11 £450 +14.28% 8
Yorkshire -17 4 £490 - 2
North East - 4 £450 - 4
East Midlands -10 3 £450 -7.69%
Midlands - 1 £450 -
East of England - - - - 4
ABAP
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ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 405 (99.51%) SAP
2 79 (19.41%) CRM
3 71 (17.44%) Finance
4 70 (17.20%) SAP BW
5 63 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
6 51 (12.53%) Migration
7 49 (12.04%) SAP FI
8 47 (11.55%) SAP IS-U
9 44 (10.81%) Web Dynpro
10 42 (10.32%) SAP SD
10 42 (10.32%) OO
11 41 (10.07%) Workflow
12 37 (9.09%) NetWeaver
12 37 (9.09%) Data Migration
13 36 (8.85%) Java
14 35 (8.60%) SAP BI
14 35 (8.60%) SAP CRM
15 34 (8.35%) SAP FI/CO
15 34 (8.35%) SAP CO
15 34 (8.35%) SAP ALE
16 33 (8.11%) ERP
17 32 (7.86%) Billing
18 31 (7.62%) SAP Smart Forms
18 31 (7.62%) SAPscript
19 30 (7.37%) Logistics
20 29 (7.13%) LSMW
21 28 (6.88%) Data Modelling
21 28 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
22 27 (6.63%) EDI
22 27 (6.63%) BAPI

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (9.09%) NetWeaver
2 11 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.72%) SAP Portal
4 4 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.25%) IIS
5 1 (0.25%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 12 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 49 (12.04%) SAP FI
2 47 (11.55%) SAP IS-U
3 42 (10.32%) SAP SD
4 35 (8.60%) SAP CRM
5 34 (8.35%) SAP FI/CO
5 34 (8.35%) SAP CO
6 19 (4.67%) SAP R/3
6 19 (4.67%) SAP MM
7 14 (3.44%) SAP BPC
7 14 (3.44%) SAP MRS
8 13 (3.19%) SAP HR
9 10 (2.46%) SAP ERP
10 8 (1.97%) SAP APO
10 8 (1.97%) SAP PP
10 8 (1.97%) SAP SRM
11 7 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (1.72%) SAP WM
11 7 (1.72%) SAP Retail
12 6 (1.47%) SAP PM
13 5 (1.23%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.47%) CTI
2 3 (0.74%) Unified Communications
2 3 (0.74%) Wireless
3 2 (0.49%) FTP
3 2 (0.49%) HTTP
3 2 (0.49%) X.400
4 1 (0.25%) RTP
4 1 (0.25%) SSL
4 1 (0.25%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (17.20%) SAP BW
2 35 (8.60%) SAP BI
3 14 (3.44%) SAP HANA
4 12 (2.95%) SAP Data Services
5 10 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 7 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.47%) DataStage
8 4 (0.98%) DB2
8 4 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.74%) EDMS
9 3 (0.74%) Siebel EIM
10 2 (0.49%) Sybase IQ
10 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.49%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.25%) Xcelsius
11 1 (0.25%) OLAP
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (7.13%) LSMW
2 4 (0.98%) TestDirector
2 4 (0.98%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.49%) NWDS
3 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.25%) NWDI
4 1 (0.25%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.25%) Ant
4 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.25%) Maven
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 71 (17.44%) Finance
2 32 (7.86%) Billing
3 25 (6.14%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.18%) Retail
5 10 (2.46%) German Language
6 9 (2.21%) Dutch Language
6 9 (2.21%) Marketing
7 7 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.47%) Advertising
8 6 (1.47%) Automotive
8 6 (1.47%) French Language
9 5 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.23%) Legal
10 2 (0.49%) Law
10 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.49%) Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 200 (49.14%) Consultant
2 196 (48.16%) SAP Consultant
3 103 (25.31%) Developer
4 89 (21.87%) SAP Developer
5 57 (14.00%) ABAP Developer
6 29 (7.13%) ABAP Consultant
7 23 (5.65%) SAP ISU Consultant
8 21 (5.16%) SAP BW Consultant
9 19 (4.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 19 (4.67%) CRM Developer
10 18 (4.42%) SAP BI Consultant
10 18 (4.42%) Architect
11 16 (3.93%) SAP CRM Developer
12 15 (3.69%) SAP CRM Consultant
12 15 (3.69%) CRM Consultant
13 14 (3.44%) SAP SD Consultant
13 14 (3.44%) SAP Architect
13 14 (3.44%) SAP Manager
14 11 (2.70%) Data Consultant
14 11 (2.70%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.81%) Web Dynpro
2 34 (8.35%) SAP ALE
3 31 (7.62%) SAP Smart Forms
4 27 (6.63%) EDI
4 27 (6.63%) BAPI
5 26 (6.39%) SAP PI
6 19 (4.67%) SAP Basis
7 18 (4.42%) Web Services
8 17 (4.18%) SAP XI
9 16 (3.93%) Middleware
10 12 (2.95%) SAP BSP
11 10 (2.46%) SOAP
12 8 (1.97%) SAP Business Workflow
13 7 (1.72%) XML
13 7 (1.72%) HTML
14 6 (1.47%) .NET
15 4 (0.98%) JMS
15 4 (0.98%) XSLT
15 4 (0.98%) J2EE
16 3 (0.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.42%) FMCG
2 7 (1.72%) PMI
3 6 (1.47%) Smart Meter
4 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.49%) Replication
5 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (0.49%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.25%) iSeries
6 1 (0.25%) Online Games
6 1 (0.25%) HACMP
6 1 (0.25%) Clustering
6 1 (0.25%) GIS
6 1 (0.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.19%) UNIX
2 7 (1.72%) AIX
2 7 (1.72%) VMS
3 6 (1.47%) Windows
4 5 (1.23%) Linux
5 2 (0.49%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (19.41%) CRM
2 63 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
3 51 (12.53%) Migration
4 42 (10.32%) OO
5 41 (10.07%) Workflow
6 37 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 33 (8.11%) ERP
8 30 (7.37%) Logistics
9 28 (6.88%) Data Modelling
9 28 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (6.14%) SAP Implementation
10 25 (6.14%) Project Management
11 18 (4.42%) Test Scripting
12 17 (4.18%) Validation
13 15 (3.69%) WFM
14 14 (3.44%) Integration Testing
15 13 (3.19%) ITIL
16 12 (2.95%) PRINCE2
17 10 (2.46%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (2.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.85%) Java
2 31 (7.62%) SAPscript
3 13 (3.19%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.95%) SQL
5 6 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.74%) C++
7 2 (0.49%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.49%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 10 (2.46%) PMI Certification
2 6 (1.47%) Degree
2 6 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.74%) APMP
4 3 (0.74%) PMP
5 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.49%) CCA
5 2 (0.49%) SAP Certification
5 2 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) PgMP
6 1 (0.25%) ACCA
6 1 (0.25%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.19%) QA
2 6 (1.47%) SLA
3 4 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.25%) Cronacle
1 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
1 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 405 (99.51%) SAP
2 16 (3.93%) Oracle
3 14 (3.44%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.19%) Adobe
5 10 (2.46%) IBM
5 10 (2.46%) Business Objects
6 4 (0.98%) HP
7 3 (0.74%) Informatica
7 3 (0.74%) Siebel
8 2 (0.49%) Sybase
8 2 (0.49%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.49%) SEEBURGER
9 1 (0.25%) Syclo
9 1 (0.25%) Primavera
9 1 (0.25%) Remedy
9 1 (0.25%) NetApp
9 1 (0.25%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.25%) CA
9 1 (0.25%) Sun
9 1 (0.25%) EMC
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