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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 447 397 355
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -42
Contract jobs citing ABAP 134 189 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 1.07% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 84 82
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £463 £414
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +11.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £45.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £44.00
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
17933 17670 17036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.58% 37.97% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12294 11854 10829
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 402 462
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.85 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +6 41 £425 -11.68% 5
London -41 34 £450 +12.50% 5
North West 0 16 £450 +63.63% 3
West Midlands -21 11 £450 +12.50% 7
East of England -4 9 £475 -2.56% 2
East Midlands -7 7 £470 +1.62% 1
North East -27 4 £431 -9.21% 2
South West -3 3 £450 -1.36% 2
Midlands -2 1 £450 +28.57% 4
ABAP
UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 289 (99.31%) SAP
2 55 (18.90%) SAP BW
3 46 (15.81%) Migration
4 42 (14.43%) Finance
5 39 (13.40%) NetWeaver
5 39 (13.40%) Workflow
6 34 (11.68%) Web Dynpro
6 34 (11.68%) Java
6 34 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (11.34%) SAP HANA
8 32 (11.00%) BAPI
9 31 (10.65%) ERP
10 29 (9.97%) BusinessObjects
11 23 (7.90%) Manufacturing
11 23 (7.90%) Data Migration
12 22 (7.56%) Security Cleared
12 22 (7.56%) SAP XI
13 21 (7.22%) SAP BI
13 21 (7.22%) OO
14 20 (6.87%) LSMW
15 19 (6.53%) SAP PI
15 19 (6.53%) SAPUI5
15 19 (6.53%) SAP FI
16 18 (6.19%) SAP HR
16 18 (6.19%) CRM
16 18 (6.19%) SC Cleared
16 18 (6.19%) SAP Implementation
17 17 (5.84%) Integration Testing
17 17 (5.84%) SAP ERP
17 17 (5.84%) SAP MM

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 39 (13.40%) NetWeaver
2 6 (2.06%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.03%) Documentum
4 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.34%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.37%) MS Project
2 1 (0.34%) MS Office
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (6.53%) SAP FI
2 18 (6.19%) SAP HR
3 17 (5.84%) SAP ERP
3 17 (5.84%) SAP MM
4 15 (5.15%) SAP SD
4 15 (5.15%) SAP SRM
5 14 (4.81%) SAP IS-U
6 11 (3.78%) SAP Payroll
7 9 (3.09%) SAP CO
7 9 (3.09%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (2.75%) SAP BPC
9 7 (2.41%) SAP GTS
10 6 (2.06%) SAP GRC
11 5 (1.72%) SAP CRM
11 5 (1.72%) SAP HCM
11 5 (1.72%) SAP MDM
11 5 (1.72%) SAP WM
12 4 (1.37%) SAP PP
12 4 (1.37%) SAP R/3
12 4 (1.37%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Boomi
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.34%) IaaS
1 1 (0.34%) PaaS
1 1 (0.34%) SaaS
1 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) FTP
1 4 (1.37%) RTP
2 3 (1.03%) LAN
2 3 (1.03%) WAN
3 1 (0.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.90%) SAP BW
2 33 (11.34%) SAP HANA
3 29 (9.97%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (7.22%) SAP BI
5 16 (5.50%) SQL Server
6 12 (4.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 12 (4.12%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.69%) MS Access
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) Ingres
8 1 (0.34%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 20 (6.87%) LSMW
2 2 (0.69%) CA Gen
2 2 (0.69%) Toad
3 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
General
1 42 (14.43%) Finance
2 23 (7.90%) Manufacturing
3 16 (5.50%) Billing
3 16 (5.50%) Retail
4 7 (2.41%) Automotive
4 7 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.06%) Publishing
6 5 (1.72%) Banking
7 4 (1.37%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.37%) Legal
8 2 (0.69%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.69%) Front Office
8 2 (0.69%) German Language
8 2 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.69%) Marketing
8 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (45.70%) Consultant
2 130 (44.67%) SAP Consultant
3 67 (23.02%) Developer
4 57 (19.59%) SAP Developer
5 53 (18.21%) ABAP Developer
6 28 (9.62%) ABAP Consultant
7 21 (7.22%) Analyst
8 20 (6.87%) SAP Analyst
9 18 (6.19%) Data Consultant
10 17 (5.84%) SAP Data Consultant
11 16 (5.50%) HR Consultant
11 16 (5.50%) SAP HR Consultant
12 14 (4.81%) Architect
13 13 (4.47%) Migration Consultant
14 12 (4.12%) Data Migration Consultant
14 12 (4.12%) Payroll Consultant
14 12 (4.12%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
14 12 (4.12%) SAP Migration Consultant
14 12 (4.12%) SAP Payroll Consultant
15 11 (3.78%) SAP PI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.68%) Web Dynpro
2 32 (11.00%) BAPI
3 22 (7.56%) SAP XI
4 19 (6.53%) SAP PI
4 19 (6.53%) SAPUI5
5 16 (5.50%) SAP Basis
6 15 (5.15%) SAP Fiori
6 15 (5.15%) SAP Smart Forms
7 12 (4.12%) SAP ALE
8 11 (3.78%) HTML
9 9 (3.09%) HTML5
9 9 (3.09%) Web Services
10 7 (2.41%) SAP Business Workflow
11 6 (2.06%) EDI
11 6 (2.06%) XML
12 5 (1.72%) jQuery
13 4 (1.37%) .NET
13 4 (1.37%) SOAP
14 3 (1.03%) SAP MI
15 2 (0.69%) SAP BSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.75%) User Experience
3 6 (2.06%) FMCG
4 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.69%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.34%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.34%) Life Science
6 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.06%) Windows
2 4 (1.37%) AIX
3 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.03%) Unix
4 2 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.81%) Migration
2 39 (13.40%) Workflow
3 34 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (10.65%) ERP
5 23 (7.90%) Data Migration
6 21 (7.22%) OO
7 18 (6.19%) CRM
7 18 (6.19%) SAP Implementation
8 17 (5.84%) Integration Testing
9 16 (5.50%) Unit Testing
10 15 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (5.15%) Logistics
10 15 (5.15%) Time Management
11 13 (4.47%) Data Modelling
11 13 (4.47%) SAP Security
12 12 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.12%) Workflow Development
13 10 (3.44%) Change Management
13 10 (3.44%) Data Governance
13 10 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.68%) Java
2 11 (3.78%) SAPscript
3 9 (3.09%) SQL
4 7 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.72%) C#
6 2 (0.69%) Perl
6 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.34%) VB
7 1 (0.34%) VBA
7 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.72%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.37%) DBS Check
4 4 (1.37%) Degree
5 2 (0.69%) CCA
6 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.34%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.41%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 289 (99.31%) SAP
2 13 (4.47%) Oracle
3 7 (2.41%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.06%) Adobe
4 6 (2.06%) HP
5 4 (1.37%) OpenText
6 3 (1.03%) EMC
6 3 (1.03%) Syclo
6 3 (1.03%) VMware
7 2 (0.69%) BEA
7 2 (0.69%) Informatica
7 2 (0.69%) Pega
7 2 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.69%) Siemens
7 2 (0.69%) webMethods
8 1 (0.34%) Dell
8 1 (0.34%) Remedy
8 1 (0.34%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (0.34%) Sencha
8 1 (0.34%) Sybase
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