The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 346 357 292
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -65
Contract jobs citing ABAP 69 73 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.29% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 0.67% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 46
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£435 £460 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £384 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £583 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00
ABAP
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 London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
10162 10880 10567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.46% 43.30% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7313 7789 7371
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 85 138
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £14.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.00 £57.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in London

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in London

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP across the London region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram in London

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the London region.

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in London

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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
City of London +25 14 £425 -8.10% 5
Uxbridge -6 1 - - 1
Wembley - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 117 (100.00%) SAP
2 42 (35.90%) SAP BW
3 29 (24.79%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (20.51%) SAP BI
5 17 (14.53%) BusinessObjects
5 17 (14.53%) Business Objects
6 14 (11.97%) OO
6 14 (11.97%) Finance
7 13 (11.11%) Migration
8 12 (10.26%) BAPI
8 12 (10.26%) Data Modelling
8 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (9.40%) SAP BPC
10 10 (8.55%) SAP HANA
10 10 (8.55%) Data Migration
11 9 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 9 (7.69%) SAP PI
11 9 (7.69%) Web Dynpro
11 9 (7.69%) SAP FI
12 8 (6.84%) OOP
12 8 (6.84%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (6.84%) Retail
12 8 (6.84%) SAP CO
13 7 (5.98%) LSMW
13 7 (5.98%) WebSphere
13 7 (5.98%) CRM
13 7 (5.98%) SQL
13 7 (5.98%) NetWeaver
13 7 (5.98%) SAP SD
13 7 (5.98%) SAP FSCM

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (5.98%) NetWeaver
1 7 (5.98%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.56%) SAP EP
3 2 (1.71%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (9.40%) SAP BPC
2 9 (7.69%) SAP FI
3 8 (6.84%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (6.84%) SAP CO
4 7 (5.98%) SAP SD
4 7 (5.98%) SAP FSCM
5 5 (4.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (4.27%) SAP HR
6 3 (2.56%) SAP APO
6 3 (2.56%) SAP R/3
6 3 (2.56%) SAP HCM
7 2 (1.71%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (1.71%) SAP SRM
7 2 (1.71%) SAP MM
7 2 (1.71%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.85%) SAP CS
8 1 (0.85%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.85%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.85%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.85%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (35.90%) SAP BW
2 24 (20.51%) SAP BI
3 17 (14.53%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (8.55%) SAP HANA
5 9 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (4.27%) OLAP
7 3 (2.56%) Sybase IQ
7 3 (2.56%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.71%) ROLAP
9 1 (0.85%) MS Access
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.85%) DataStage
9 1 (0.85%) Xcelsius
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.98%) LSMW
General
1 14 (11.97%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Retail
3 5 (4.27%) Banking
4 4 (3.42%) Front Office
5 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.71%) French Language
6 2 (1.71%) German Language
6 2 (1.71%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.71%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.71%) Billing
7 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (49.57%) Consultant
2 55 (47.01%) SAP Consultant
3 36 (30.77%) Developer
4 33 (28.21%) SAP Developer
5 18 (15.38%) ABAP Developer
6 11 (9.40%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 11 (9.40%) SAP BW Developer
6 11 (9.40%) SAP BI Consultant
7 8 (6.84%) ABAP Consultant
8 7 (5.98%) Migration Consultant
8 7 (5.98%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
8 7 (5.98%) SAP Data Consultant
8 7 (5.98%) Data Migration Consultant
8 7 (5.98%) SAP PI Consultant
8 7 (5.98%) Data Consultant
9 6 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (5.13%) SAP BI Developer
9 6 (5.13%) SAP SD Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) SAP BW Consultant
11 4 (3.42%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.26%) BAPI
2 9 (7.69%) Web Dynpro
2 9 (7.69%) SAP PI
3 6 (5.13%) SAP Basis
4 3 (2.56%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (2.56%) EDI
5 2 (1.71%) XSLT
5 2 (1.71%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.85%) JDBC
6 1 (0.85%) SOAP
6 1 (0.85%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.56%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.71%) FMCG
3 2 (1.71%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.85%) UNIX
1 1 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.79%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (11.97%) OO
3 13 (11.11%) Migration
4 12 (10.26%) Data Modelling
5 10 (8.55%) Data Migration
6 8 (6.84%) OOP
7 7 (5.98%) Unit Testing
7 7 (5.98%) CRM
8 6 (5.13%) ERP
9 5 (4.27%) ITIL
9 5 (4.27%) ETL
9 5 (4.27%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (4.27%) Logistics
10 4 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (2.56%) Data Governance
11 3 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (2.56%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.98%) SQL
2 4 (3.42%) SAPscript
3 3 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (2.56%) Degree
2 2 (1.71%) SAP Certification
2 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) QA
2 4 (3.42%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 117 (100.00%) SAP
2 17 (14.53%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.56%) Sybase
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle
4 2 (1.71%) IBM
4 2 (1.71%) Adobe
5 1 (0.85%) Informatica
5 1 (0.85%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft
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