The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 52 56 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing ABAP 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.35% 0.79% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.15% 2.38% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate £475 £500 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £50.55
ABAP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
174 210 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.21% 33.07% 40.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 104 153
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 6
Average hourly rate £49.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £37.00
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 Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ABAP across the Hertfordshire region.

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 8 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (75.00%) NetWeaver
3 4 (50.00%) Security Management
3 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (50.00%) SAP BW
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) SAP Basis
3 4 (50.00%) SAP HANA
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) EMC
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) BAPI
5 2 (25.00%) SAP XI
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SAP FI
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) SAP PI
5 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) SAP ALE
5 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SAPUI5

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (75.00%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (50.00%) SAP BW
1 4 (50.00%) SAP HANA
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
1 5 (62.50%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) ABAP Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) NetWeaver Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SAP FI Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) SAP PI Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) SAP PI Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SAP PM Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Technical Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior NetWeaver Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior SAP Basis Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) SAP Basis
2 2 (25.00%) BAPI
2 2 (25.00%) SAP ALE
2 2 (25.00%) SAP PI
2 2 (25.00%) SAP XI
2 2 (25.00%) SAPUI5
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Security Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) VMware