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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 356 333 294
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -39
Contract jobs citing ABAP 59 89 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.36% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.88% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 51 29
Average daily rate
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£417 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.38% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £350 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £65.61 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.15 -
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
10240 10155 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.56% 40.99% 41.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7779 7351 6568
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
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 57 87 112
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +21 11 £340 -24.44% 2
Uxbridge - 1 £433 -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 109 (100.00%) SAP
2 40 (36.70%) SAP BW
3 28 (25.69%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (19.27%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (19.27%) OO
4 21 (19.27%) Business Objects
4 21 (19.27%) Finance
5 20 (18.35%) SAP BI
6 16 (14.68%) Data Modelling
7 14 (12.84%) SAP BPC
8 13 (11.93%) SAP HANA
9 12 (11.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 11 (10.09%) BAPI
11 10 (9.17%) Retail
11 10 (9.17%) SQL
11 10 (9.17%) NetWeaver
12 9 (8.26%) Migration
12 9 (8.26%) SAP FSCM
13 8 (7.34%) SAP IS-U
13 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (7.34%) Web Dynpro
13 8 (7.34%) SAP FI/CO
13 8 (7.34%) SAP CO
13 8 (7.34%) Degree
13 8 (7.34%) SAP FI
13 8 (7.34%) ETL
13 8 (7.34%) OOP
14 7 (6.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 7 (6.42%) Billing
14 7 (6.42%) Performance Tuning

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 10 (9.17%) NetWeaver
2 4 (3.67%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.92%) SAS
3 1 (0.92%) LiveCycle
3 1 (0.92%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (12.84%) SAP BPC
2 9 (8.26%) SAP FSCM
3 8 (7.34%) SAP IS-U
3 8 (7.34%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (7.34%) SAP CO
3 8 (7.34%) SAP FI
4 7 (6.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (4.59%) SAP HR
5 5 (4.59%) SAP SD
6 3 (2.75%) SAP APO
6 3 (2.75%) SAP R/3
6 3 (2.75%) SAP HCM
7 2 (1.83%) SAP GRC
7 2 (1.83%) SAP SRM
7 2 (1.83%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.92%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.92%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.92%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) RTP
2 2 (1.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (36.70%) SAP BW
2 21 (19.27%) BusinessObjects
3 20 (18.35%) SAP BI
4 13 (11.93%) SAP HANA
5 12 (11.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (4.59%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.67%) Xcelsius
8 3 (2.75%) DataStage
8 3 (2.75%) OLAP
9 2 (1.83%) ROLAP
10 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) LSMW
General
1 21 (19.27%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Retail
3 7 (6.42%) Billing
4 4 (3.67%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Front Office
5 2 (1.83%) French Language
5 2 (1.83%) German Language
5 2 (1.83%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.83%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (51.38%) Consultant
2 51 (46.79%) SAP Consultant
3 33 (30.28%) Developer
4 28 (25.69%) SAP Developer
5 13 (11.93%) ABAP Developer
6 10 (9.17%) SAP BI Consultant
6 10 (9.17%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 8 (7.34%) SAP BW Consultant
7 8 (7.34%) SAP BW Developer
8 6 (5.50%) ABAP Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) SAP SD Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Migration Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 4 (3.67%) SAP Data Consultant
10 4 (3.67%) Data Migration Consultant
10 4 (3.67%) SAP BI Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (3.67%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
10 4 (3.67%) Data Consultant
10 4 (3.67%) Business Objects Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) BAPI
2 8 (7.34%) Web Dynpro
3 5 (4.59%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.83%) SAP PI
4 2 (1.83%) SAP XI
4 2 (1.83%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (1.83%) EDI
5 1 (0.92%) JDBC
5 1 (0.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.67%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.75%) Data Extraction
3 3 (2.75%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.92%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.92%) UNIX
1 1 (0.92%) Windows
1 1 (0.92%) AIX
1 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.69%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (19.27%) OO
3 16 (14.68%) Data Modelling
4 9 (8.26%) Migration
5 8 (7.34%) ETL
5 8 (7.34%) OOP
6 7 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (5.50%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.50%) CRM
7 6 (5.50%) Workflow
8 5 (4.59%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (4.59%) Logistics
9 4 (3.67%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.67%) Workflow Management
9 4 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.75%) PRINCE
10 3 (2.75%) Project Management
10 3 (2.75%) ITIL
10 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.75%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.17%) SQL
2 3 (2.75%) SAPscript
2 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
2 3 (2.75%) Java
3 1 (0.92%) C
3 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Degree
2 1 (0.92%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 109 (100.00%) SAP
2 21 (19.27%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle
3 3 (2.75%) Adobe
4 1 (0.92%) Cognos
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.92%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.92%) Syclo