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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 402 394 318
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -76
Contract jobs citing ABAP 183 175 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.36% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 0.92% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 79 118
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£438 £438 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £323 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £401 £415
% change year-on-year
+5.91% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00
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
19322 19076 19960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.97% 39.55% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12584 12304 11983
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 507 688
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +6 67 £438 -4.89% 10
North West -10 19 £400 +3.22% 8
South East +6 17 £475 +26.66% 11
South West -33 16 £450 +3.15% 2
West Midlands -17 13 £350 - 5
Yorkshire +10 11 £450 +16.12% 5
East of England -28 8 £300 -29.41% 2
North East -34 5 £538 +43.33%
East Midlands +6 4 £380 - 1
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UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 355 (99.16%) SAP
2 95 (26.54%) SAP BW
3 66 (18.44%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (13.13%) OO
5 46 (12.85%) CRM
6 40 (11.17%) SAP BI
7 35 (9.78%) Microsoft
7 35 (9.78%) SQL
8 34 (9.50%) Finance
8 34 (9.50%) Migration
8 34 (9.50%) BAPI
9 33 (9.22%) NetWeaver
9 33 (9.22%) SAP SD
10 30 (8.38%) ERP
11 28 (7.82%) SAP FI
11 28 (7.82%) SAP CO
11 28 (7.82%) Workflow
12 27 (7.54%) BusinessObjects
12 27 (7.54%) Business Objects
12 27 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (6.42%) Data Migration
13 23 (6.42%) Security Cleared
13 23 (6.42%) Data Modelling
13 23 (6.42%) Web Dynpro
13 23 (6.42%) SAP FI/CO
14 21 (5.87%) EDI
14 21 (5.87%) Unit Testing
15 20 (5.59%) SAPscript
15 20 (5.59%) SAP Smart Forms
16 19 (5.31%) Retail

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (9.22%) NetWeaver
2 9 (2.51%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.40%) SAP EP
3 5 (1.40%) SAP Portal
4 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.56%) Documentum
5 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.28%) SAS
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 16 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.96%) MS Office
3 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.84%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (9.22%) SAP SD
2 28 (7.82%) SAP FI
2 28 (7.82%) SAP CO
3 23 (6.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 18 (5.03%) SAP BPC
5 14 (3.91%) SAP IS-U
6 13 (3.63%) SAP MM
7 12 (3.35%) SAP APO
7 12 (3.35%) SAP HR
8 10 (2.79%) SAP HCM
8 10 (2.79%) SAP MRS
8 10 (2.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (2.51%) SAP CRM
10 7 (1.96%) SAP FSCM
11 6 (1.68%) SAP ERP
11 6 (1.68%) SAP GRC
11 6 (1.68%) SAP EWM
11 6 (1.68%) SAP R/3
12 5 (1.40%) SAP PP
13 4 (1.12%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.84%) LDAP
2 2 (0.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.28%) SSL
3 1 (0.28%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (26.54%) SAP BW
2 40 (11.17%) SAP BI
3 27 (7.54%) BusinessObjects
4 19 (5.31%) SQL Server
5 15 (4.19%) SAP HANA
6 14 (3.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 12 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.07%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.68%) OLAP
11 5 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.84%) DB2
12 3 (0.84%) DTS
12 3 (0.84%) Sybase IQ
13 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.56%) ROLAP
14 1 (0.28%) DataStage
14 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (4.75%) LSMW
2 2 (0.56%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.28%) eCATT
General
1 34 (9.50%) Finance
2 19 (5.31%) Retail
3 16 (4.47%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.79%) Billing
5 9 (2.51%) German Language
6 7 (1.96%) Banking
7 6 (1.68%) Automotive
7 6 (1.68%) Legal
8 4 (1.12%) French Language
8 4 (1.12%) Front Office
8 4 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.84%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.56%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.56%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 161 (44.97%) Consultant
2 156 (43.58%) SAP Consultant
3 98 (27.37%) Developer
4 70 (19.55%) SAP Developer
5 66 (18.44%) ABAP Developer
6 33 (9.22%) ABAP Consultant
7 19 (5.31%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 19 (5.31%) SAP BI Consultant
8 18 (5.03%) Analyst
8 18 (5.03%) SAP BW Consultant
9 15 (4.19%) Architect
10 11 (3.07%) SAP Architect
11 10 (2.79%) SAP Data Consultant
11 10 (2.79%) SAP BW Developer
11 10 (2.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 10 (2.79%) Data Consultant
11 10 (2.79%) SAP SD Consultant
12 9 (2.51%) Migration Consultant
12 9 (2.51%) SAP PI Consultant
12 9 (2.51%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.50%) BAPI
2 23 (6.42%) Web Dynpro
3 21 (5.87%) EDI
4 20 (5.59%) SAP Smart Forms
5 18 (5.03%) SAP ALE
5 18 (5.03%) SAP Basis
6 17 (4.75%) SAP PI
7 9 (2.51%) SAP XI
8 8 (2.23%) Web Services
8 8 (2.23%) XML
8 8 (2.23%) .NET
9 7 (1.96%) SAP Business Workflow
10 6 (1.68%) SOAP
11 5 (1.40%) XSLT
11 5 (1.40%) SAP CO-PA
12 4 (1.12%) Middleware
13 3 (0.84%) REST
13 3 (0.84%) MDX
14 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
14 2 (0.56%) SAP BSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.91%) FMCG
3 3 (0.84%) AS400
3 3 (0.84%) Data Extraction
4 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
4 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.56%) iSeries
4 2 (0.56%) Open Source
5 1 (0.28%) Replication
5 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.28%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.68%) UNIX
2 4 (1.12%) VMS
3 3 (0.84%) Windows
3 3 (0.84%) AIX
4 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.56%) Linux
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.44%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (13.13%) OO
3 46 (12.85%) CRM
4 34 (9.50%) Migration
5 30 (8.38%) ERP
6 28 (7.82%) Workflow
7 23 (6.42%) Data Migration
7 23 (6.42%) Data Modelling
8 21 (5.87%) Unit Testing
9 19 (5.31%) Business Analysis
10 17 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (4.47%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (3.91%) Test Scripting
13 13 (3.63%) Mentoring
13 13 (3.63%) Logistics
14 12 (3.35%) ITIL
14 12 (3.35%) ETL
15 11 (3.07%) SAP Implementation
16 10 (2.79%) Integration Testing
16 10 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.78%) SQL
2 20 (5.59%) SAPscript
3 13 (3.63%) Java
4 3 (0.84%) VBA
4 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
4 3 (0.84%) VB
5 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.56%) C#
6 1 (0.28%) C
6 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.68%) MCITP
3 6 (1.68%) MCTS
3 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.40%) SAP Certification
5 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.84%) CCA
5 3 (0.84%) Degree
6 1 (0.28%) CIMA
6 1 (0.28%) CCAB
6 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.23%) QA
2 4 (1.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.56%) XenApp
2 1 (0.28%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (2.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 355 (99.16%) SAP
2 35 (9.78%) Microsoft
3 27 (7.54%) Business Objects
4 13 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (3.35%) Adobe
6 11 (3.07%) Oracle
7 7 (1.96%) IBM
8 4 (1.12%) Sybase
9 2 (0.56%) Siebel
9 2 (0.56%) EMC
9 2 (0.56%) Citrix
9 2 (0.56%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.56%) NetApp
10 1 (0.28%) Remedy
10 1 (0.28%) Siemens
10 1 (0.28%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.28%) Informatica
10 1 (0.28%) JDA
10 1 (0.28%) ReadSoft
10 1 (0.28%) Ab Initio
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