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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 381 376 369
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing ABAP 47 50 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.49% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 29
Average daily rate
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£498 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £298 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £594
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £67.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.71% -
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
10328 10129 11006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.88% 41.63% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7633 7146 7842
Average daily rate £450 £425 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 64 84
Average hourly rate £27.78 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.13 £55.62 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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
City of London +2 5 £700 +64.70%
Brentford - 5 £545 -
Bexley - 2 - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 88 (94.62%) SAP
2 20 (21.51%) SAP BW
3 19 (20.43%) Java
4 17 (18.28%) ERP
5 15 (16.13%) Migration
6 14 (15.05%) Data Migration
7 12 (12.90%) LSMW
7 12 (12.90%) Finance
8 11 (11.83%) Data Modelling
9 10 (10.75%) Retail
10 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (9.68%) SAP MM
10 9 (9.68%) SAP HANA
11 8 (8.60%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (7.53%) SAP SD
12 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
12 7 (7.53%) SAP PI
12 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (6.45%) SAP Data Services
13 6 (6.45%) ETL
13 6 (6.45%) MS Office
14 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
14 5 (5.38%) MS Visio
14 5 (5.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (5.38%) SAP WM
14 5 (5.38%) Web Dynpro
14 5 (5.38%) BAPI
14 5 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
14 5 (5.38%) SAP EWM
14 5 (5.38%) Test Strategy

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 4 (4.30%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.45%) MS Office
3 5 (5.38%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.68%) SAP MM
2 7 (7.53%) SAP SD
3 5 (5.38%) SAP WM
3 5 (5.38%) SAP EWM
4 4 (4.30%) SAP FI
4 4 (4.30%) SAP HR
4 4 (4.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (4.30%) SAP CO
5 3 (3.23%) SAP Retail
5 3 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (3.23%) SAP APO
5 3 (3.23%) SAP HCM
6 2 (2.15%) SAP R/3
6 2 (2.15%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (2.15%) SAP CS
7 1 (1.08%) SAP PM
7 1 (1.08%) SAP SRM
7 1 (1.08%) SAP PLM
7 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
7 1 (1.08%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) X.509
2 2 (2.15%) FTP
3 1 (1.08%) VPN
3 1 (1.08%) DNS
3 1 (1.08%) SAN
3 1 (1.08%) RFID
3 1 (1.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.51%) SAP BW
2 9 (9.68%) SAP HANA
3 8 (8.60%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (6.45%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (4.30%) SAP BI
6 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.08%) OLAP
7 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) LSMW
2 1 (1.08%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (1.08%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (12.90%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Retail
3 5 (5.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.23%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Billing
6 1 (1.08%) Advertising
6 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (45.16%) Consultant
2 41 (44.09%) SAP Consultant
3 22 (23.66%) Developer
4 16 (17.20%) SAP Developer
5 13 (13.98%) ABAP Developer
6 9 (9.68%) Architect
6 9 (9.68%) SAP Architect
7 7 (7.53%) SAP BW Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Data Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) Data Migration Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) Migration Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) SAP BW Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) SAP MM Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) SAP Data Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) SAP EWM Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) SAP PI Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) ABAP Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.30%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) SAP PI
2 5 (5.38%) BAPI
2 5 (5.38%) Web Dynpro
3 4 (4.30%) Web Services
3 4 (4.30%) SAP XI
3 4 (4.30%) SAP Basis
4 3 (3.23%) XML
4 3 (3.23%) SOAP
4 3 (3.23%) SAML
5 2 (2.15%) EDIFACT
5 2 (2.15%) JDBC
5 2 (2.15%) JMS
5 2 (2.15%) SAP ALE
6 1 (1.08%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.30%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.08%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) UNIX
2 2 (2.15%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) SUSE
3 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) ERP
2 15 (16.13%) Migration
3 14 (15.05%) Data Migration
4 11 (11.83%) Data Modelling
5 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.45%) ETL
7 5 (5.38%) Test Strategy
8 4 (4.30%) Logistics
8 4 (4.30%) Change Management
8 4 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.30%) Line Management
9 3 (3.23%) Data Transformation
9 3 (3.23%) Procure-to-pay
9 3 (3.23%) OO
9 3 (3.23%) CRM
9 3 (3.23%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.23%) SAP Implementation
9 3 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.23%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.43%) Java
2 2 (2.15%) SQL
3 1 (1.08%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) CCA
2 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.08%) PMP
2 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 88 (94.62%) SAP
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.23%) Oracle
4 2 (2.15%) HP
5 1 (1.08%) Citrix
5 1 (1.08%) NetApp
5 1 (1.08%) Adobe
5 1 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.08%) IBM