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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 442 402 390
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -12
Contract jobs citing ABAP 129 172 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 0.95% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 55 76
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£440 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £356 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £432 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
18720 18033 15627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.90% 37.59% 37.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12612 12072 9882
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 425 565
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.50
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -20 40 £450 -6.73% 6
South East -25 24 £423 -15.40% 5
North West -15 19 £368 +1.37%
East Midlands -1 12 £400 +14.28% 2
West Midlands -13 8 £563 +47.05% 2
Midlands +1 3 - - 1
East of England -7 3 £434 -13.30% 1
Yorkshire -17 3 £409 - 3
South West -1 2 £450 +5.88%
ABAP
UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 307 (98.71%) SAP
2 72 (23.15%) SAP BW
3 51 (16.40%) Finance
4 45 (14.47%) Business Intelligence
5 38 (12.22%) Web Dynpro
6 34 (10.93%) Workflow
7 29 (9.32%) CRM
8 28 (9.00%) ERP
8 28 (9.00%) Java
8 28 (9.00%) BAPI
9 27 (8.68%) Business Objects
10 26 (8.36%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (8.36%) Migration
11 24 (7.72%) SAP BI
11 24 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (7.07%) SAP PI
12 22 (7.07%) ETL
13 21 (6.75%) Web Services
13 21 (6.75%) SAPscript
13 21 (6.75%) SAP FI
13 21 (6.75%) SAP CO
14 20 (6.43%) LSMW
14 20 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (6.11%) SAP HANA
15 19 (6.11%) SAP FI/CO
15 19 (6.11%) NetWeaver
16 18 (5.79%) OO
16 18 (5.79%) Manufacturing
16 18 (5.79%) SAP Data Services
17 17 (5.47%) SAP Smart Forms

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 19 (6.11%) NetWeaver
2 7 (2.25%) SAP Portal
3 5 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.29%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (6.75%) SAP FI
1 21 (6.75%) SAP CO
2 19 (6.11%) SAP FI/CO
3 13 (4.18%) SAP BPC
3 13 (4.18%) SAP EWM
3 13 (4.18%) SAP SD
4 12 (3.86%) SAP MM
5 11 (3.54%) SAP IS-U
5 11 (3.54%) SAP CRM
6 9 (2.89%) SAP APO
7 8 (2.57%) SAP WM
7 8 (2.57%) SAP HR
8 7 (2.25%) SAP SCM
9 6 (1.93%) SAP PM
10 5 (1.61%) SAP MDM
10 5 (1.61%) SAP CS
10 5 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (1.61%) SAP SRM
11 4 (1.29%) SAP ERP
11 4 (1.29%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.29%) SaaS
2 2 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.96%) Firewall
1 3 (0.96%) LAN
1 3 (0.96%) WAN
2 2 (0.64%) FTP
2 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.32%) SAN
3 1 (0.32%) RFID
3 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.32%) VPN
3 1 (0.32%) DNS
3 1 (0.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (23.15%) SAP BW
2 26 (8.36%) BusinessObjects
3 24 (7.72%) SAP BI
4 19 (6.11%) SAP HANA
5 18 (5.79%) SAP Data Services
6 10 (3.22%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.89%) DB2
8 5 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.96%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 2 (0.64%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.32%) DataStage
12 1 (0.32%) OLAP
12 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (6.43%) LSMW
2 2 (0.64%) NWDS
3 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.32%) NWDI
3 1 (0.32%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.32%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 51 (16.40%) Finance
2 18 (5.79%) Manufacturing
3 16 (5.14%) Retail
4 14 (4.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (3.54%) Banking
6 8 (2.57%) Billing
7 5 (1.61%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.29%) German Language
9 3 (0.96%) Automotive
10 2 (0.64%) Electronics
10 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 142 (45.66%) Consultant
2 136 (43.73%) SAP Consultant
3 81 (26.05%) Developer
4 65 (20.90%) SAP Developer
5 59 (18.97%) ABAP Developer
6 26 (8.36%) ABAP Consultant
7 25 (8.04%) Architect
8 20 (6.43%) SAP Architect
9 12 (3.86%) SAP Support
9 12 (3.86%) SAP Manager
10 11 (3.54%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 11 (3.54%) Functional Consultant
10 11 (3.54%) Analyst
11 10 (3.22%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 10 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.22%) SAP BW Consultant
11 10 (3.22%) SAP BI Consultant
12 9 (2.89%) SAP MM Consultant
12 9 (2.89%) Data Consultant
12 9 (2.89%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.22%) Web Dynpro
2 28 (9.00%) BAPI
3 22 (7.07%) SAP PI
4 21 (6.75%) Web Services
5 17 (5.47%) SAP Smart Forms
6 16 (5.14%) SAP ALE
7 15 (4.82%) SAP Basis
8 12 (3.86%) EDI
8 12 (3.86%) SAP Business Workflow
9 11 (3.54%) XML
9 11 (3.54%) HTML
10 9 (2.89%) HTML5
10 9 (2.89%) SAP XI
11 7 (2.25%) SOAP
11 7 (2.25%) Middleware
12 4 (1.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 4 (1.29%) J2EE
13 2 (0.64%) SAP CO-PA
13 2 (0.64%) .NET
14 1 (0.32%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.82%) FMCG
3 7 (2.25%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.93%) PKI
5 4 (1.29%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.29%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.29%) Replication
5 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (0.96%) Data Conversion
7 2 (0.64%) DataPower
7 2 (0.64%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.64%) Economics
8 1 (0.32%) Statistics
8 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.32%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.32%) User Experience
8 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.18%) UNIX
2 11 (3.54%) Windows
3 10 (3.22%) AIX
4 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.29%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.64%) Linux
5 2 (0.64%) zOS
6 1 (0.32%) SUSE
6 1 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.47%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (10.93%) Workflow
3 29 (9.32%) CRM
4 28 (9.00%) ERP
5 26 (8.36%) Migration
6 22 (7.07%) ETL
7 20 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (5.79%) OO
9 16 (5.14%) Project Management
9 16 (5.14%) GAP Analysis
9 16 (5.14%) Data Migration
10 15 (4.82%) Logistics
11 14 (4.50%) Unit Testing
11 14 (4.50%) SAP Implementation
12 13 (4.18%) SAP Security
12 13 (4.18%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (4.18%) Data Modelling
13 9 (2.89%) TOGAF
13 9 (2.89%) ITIL
13 9 (2.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.00%) Java
2 21 (6.75%) SAPscript
3 17 (5.47%) SQL
4 6 (1.93%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.32%) C
5 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.32%) Perl
5 1 (0.32%) PHP
5 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (2.57%) Degree
2 5 (1.61%) PMP
2 5 (1.61%) PMI Certification
2 5 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (1.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.96%) CISSP
5 2 (0.64%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.50%) QA
2 4 (1.29%) GxP
3 3 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.96%) SLA
3 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 307 (98.71%) SAP
2 27 (8.68%) Business Objects
3 14 (4.50%) Oracle
4 12 (3.86%) IBM
5 11 (3.54%) Adobe
6 10 (3.22%) Informatica
7 8 (2.57%) HP
8 6 (1.93%) VMware
9 5 (1.61%) Sybase
9 5 (1.61%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.29%) Remedy
11 3 (0.96%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.96%) Cognos
12 2 (0.64%) Pegasus
12 2 (0.64%) PTC
13 1 (0.32%) OpenText
13 1 (0.32%) BEA
13 1 (0.32%) CA
13 1 (0.32%) NetApp
13 1 (0.32%) webMethods
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