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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 387 333 341
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +8
Contract jobs citing ABAP 177 218 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.01% 1.30% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 89 74
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£450 £414 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.76% -5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.17% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £44.50 £57.10 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.06% +14.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.15 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.30%
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
17524 16791 15709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.95% 37.72% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11848 10770 9835
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 489 670
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.43 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 67 £400 - 20
South East -17 45 £460 +8.23% 8
West Midlands -23 14 £406 +4.50% 9
East of England +18 13 £474 +2.43% 4
East Midlands +9 9 £463 +7.55% 4
North East - 8 £488 - 4
North West -5 7 £275 -31.25% 5
Yorkshire -8 5 £425 - 2
South West -18 4 £456 -1.35% 1
Midlands +4 3 £350 -6.66% 5
South Coast - - - -
ABAP
UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 352 (99.15%) SAP
2 103 (29.01%) SAP BW
3 60 (16.90%) Finance
4 56 (15.77%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (12.11%) NetWeaver
6 42 (11.83%) OO
7 40 (11.27%) BusinessObjects
7 40 (11.27%) Business Objects
7 40 (11.27%) Workflow
8 39 (10.99%) Migration
9 33 (9.30%) BAPI
9 33 (9.30%) Java
9 33 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (9.01%) SAP BI
10 32 (9.01%) Web Dynpro
11 31 (8.73%) SAPscript
12 29 (8.17%) CRM
13 27 (7.61%) Adobe
13 27 (7.61%) ETL
13 27 (7.61%) SAP HANA
14 26 (7.32%) Data Modelling
14 26 (7.32%) SAP FI
14 26 (7.32%) SAP CO
15 25 (7.04%) ERP
15 25 (7.04%) SQL
16 24 (6.76%) SAP BPC
17 23 (6.48%) Data Migration
17 23 (6.48%) SAP FI/CO
17 23 (6.48%) SAP Smart Forms
18 22 (6.20%) SAP Basis

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 43 (12.11%) NetWeaver
2 7 (1.97%) SAP Portal
3 6 (1.69%) LiveCycle
3 6 (1.69%) SAP EP
4 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.56%) CMS
6 2 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (7.32%) SAP FI
1 26 (7.32%) SAP CO
2 24 (6.76%) SAP BPC
3 23 (6.48%) SAP FI/CO
4 19 (5.35%) SAP CRM
5 17 (4.79%) SAP HR
5 17 (4.79%) SAP IS-U
6 16 (4.51%) SAP SD
7 13 (3.66%) SAP HCM
7 13 (3.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (2.82%) SAP EWM
9 9 (2.54%) SAP SRM
10 7 (1.97%) SAP MM
11 6 (1.69%) SAP PP
11 6 (1.69%) SAP APO
11 6 (1.69%) SAP R/3
11 6 (1.69%) SAP ERP
11 6 (1.69%) SAP FSCM
12 5 (1.41%) SAP WM
13 4 (1.13%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.85%) SaaS
2 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.85%) LAN
1 3 (0.85%) WAN
1 3 (0.85%) RTP
1 3 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.28%) FTP
2 1 (0.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (29.01%) SAP BW
2 40 (11.27%) BusinessObjects
3 32 (9.01%) SAP BI
4 27 (7.61%) SAP HANA
5 15 (4.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 13 (3.66%) DB2
7 10 (2.82%) SAP Data Services
8 7 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.13%) DataStage
11 4 (1.13%) OLAP
12 3 (0.85%) Xcelsius
13 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
13 2 (0.56%) ROLAP
14 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.28%) MS Access
14 1 (0.28%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 17 (4.79%) LSMW
General
1 60 (16.90%) Finance
2 20 (5.63%) Retail
3 19 (5.35%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.79%) Billing
5 13 (3.66%) Banking
6 8 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.97%) German Language
8 4 (1.13%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.13%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.85%) Marketing
9 3 (0.85%) French Language
9 3 (0.85%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.85%) Automotive
10 2 (0.56%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 169 (47.61%) Consultant
2 163 (45.92%) SAP Consultant
3 93 (26.20%) Developer
4 76 (21.41%) SAP Developer
5 50 (14.08%) ABAP Developer
6 30 (8.45%) ABAP Consultant
7 23 (6.48%) Architect
8 17 (4.79%) SAP Architect
9 16 (4.51%) SAP BW Consultant
10 15 (4.23%) Analyst
11 14 (3.94%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 14 (3.94%) SAP BI Consultant
12 13 (3.66%) SAP Basis Consultant
13 12 (3.38%) Functional Consultant
13 12 (3.38%) SAP ISU Consultant
13 12 (3.38%) SAP BW Developer
14 11 (3.10%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 10 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
16 9 (2.54%) Technical Consultant
16 9 (2.54%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.30%) BAPI
2 32 (9.01%) Web Dynpro
3 23 (6.48%) SAP Smart Forms
4 22 (6.20%) SAP Basis
5 17 (4.79%) SAP ALE
6 15 (4.23%) HTML
7 14 (3.94%) SAP Business Workflow
7 14 (3.94%) SAP PI
8 11 (3.10%) XML
9 10 (2.82%) SAP XI
9 10 (2.82%) Web Services
10 7 (1.97%) HTML5
10 7 (1.97%) EDI
10 7 (1.97%) Middleware
11 4 (1.13%) SOAP
11 4 (1.13%) .NET
12 3 (0.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 3 (0.85%) SAP CO-PA
13 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.56%) SAP BSP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.25%) Data Integration
3 7 (1.97%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.41%) FMCG
5 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.13%) Replication
5 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.85%) Data Conversion
6 3 (0.85%) Data Extraction
6 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.56%) Economics
7 2 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.56%) DataPower
8 1 (0.28%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.28%) Statistics
8 1 (0.28%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.38%) UNIX
1 12 (3.38%) Windows
2 10 (2.82%) AIX
3 4 (1.13%) Windows NT
4 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.56%) zOS
5 2 (0.56%) Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.77%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (11.83%) OO
3 40 (11.27%) Workflow
4 39 (10.99%) Migration
5 29 (8.17%) CRM
6 27 (7.61%) ETL
7 26 (7.32%) Data Modelling
8 25 (7.04%) ERP
9 23 (6.48%) Data Migration
10 21 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (4.51%) GAP Analysis
12 14 (3.94%) ITIL
12 14 (3.94%) Project Management
12 14 (3.94%) Integration Testing
12 14 (3.94%) SAP Implementation
13 13 (3.66%) Unit Testing
14 11 (3.10%) PRINCE2
14 11 (3.10%) Logistics
15 10 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (2.54%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.30%) Java
2 31 (8.73%) SAPscript
3 25 (7.04%) SQL
4 11 (3.10%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.56%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) C
7 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (3.94%) Degree
2 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (1.13%) PMP
2 4 (1.13%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.23%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) GxP
2 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.28%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 352 (99.15%) SAP
2 40 (11.27%) Business Objects
3 27 (7.61%) Adobe
4 13 (3.66%) Oracle
5 11 (3.10%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.54%) IBM
6 9 (2.54%) HP
7 5 (1.41%) VMware
7 5 (1.41%) StreamServe
8 3 (0.85%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.85%) Remedy
8 3 (0.85%) Open Text
8 3 (0.85%) Informatica
8 3 (0.85%) Sybase
8 3 (0.85%) Cognos
8 3 (0.85%) Syclo
9 2 (0.56%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.56%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.28%) Siemens
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £45,900k Annually
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: Up to £50,000 depending on experience + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £575 - 600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Modis International - London
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 days ago
North East England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
North East England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester or Birmingham or Farnborough
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: £450-500/day
Posted: 17 days ago
North East England
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 18 days ago