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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 359 341 308
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -33
Contract jobs citing ABAP 50 83 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.85% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 24
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£425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £534
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
9905 9808 8931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.96% 40.44% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7574 7082 6405
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 45 84 120
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +4 12 £430 +2.99%
Greenford - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 45 (38.46%) SAP BW
3 33 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (19.66%) SAP BI
5 22 (18.80%) Finance
5 22 (18.80%) OO
6 21 (17.95%) Business Objects
6 21 (17.95%) BusinessObjects
7 17 (14.53%) Data Modelling
8 16 (13.68%) SAP BPC
9 14 (11.97%) SAP HANA
10 13 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 12 (10.26%) Retail
11 12 (10.26%) BAPI
12 11 (9.40%) Migration
12 11 (9.40%) ETL
12 11 (9.40%) SQL
12 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (8.55%) NetWeaver
13 10 (8.55%) Degree
14 9 (7.69%) SAP FSCM
15 8 (6.84%) SAP IS-U
15 8 (6.84%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (6.84%) QA
15 8 (6.84%) Web Dynpro
15 8 (6.84%) SAP FI/CO
15 8 (6.84%) SAP CO
15 8 (6.84%) SAP FI
15 8 (6.84%) OOP
16 7 (5.98%) SAP Oil and Gas

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (8.55%) NetWeaver
2 3 (2.56%) SAP Portal
2 3 (2.56%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.85%) LiveCycle
3 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (13.68%) SAP BPC
2 9 (7.69%) SAP FSCM
3 8 (6.84%) SAP IS-U
3 8 (6.84%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (6.84%) SAP CO
3 8 (6.84%) SAP FI
4 7 (5.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (4.27%) SAP HR
5 5 (4.27%) SAP SD
6 3 (2.56%) SAP HCM
7 2 (1.71%) SAP SRM
7 2 (1.71%) SAP CRM
7 2 (1.71%) SAP EWM
7 2 (1.71%) SAP FS
8 1 (0.85%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.85%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.85%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.85%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) RTP
2 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (38.46%) SAP BW
2 23 (19.66%) SAP BI
3 21 (17.95%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (11.97%) SAP HANA
5 13 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (4.27%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.42%) DataStage
7 4 (3.42%) OLAP
7 4 (3.42%) Xcelsius
8 2 (1.71%) ROLAP
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) LSMW
General
1 22 (18.80%) Finance
2 12 (10.26%) Retail
3 7 (5.98%) Billing
4 5 (4.27%) Banking
5 4 (3.42%) Front Office
6 2 (1.71%) French Language
6 2 (1.71%) German Language
6 2 (1.71%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.71%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (49.57%) Consultant
2 54 (46.15%) SAP Consultant
3 37 (31.62%) Developer
4 30 (25.64%) SAP Developer
5 15 (12.82%) ABAP Developer
6 10 (8.55%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 10 (8.55%) SAP BI Consultant
7 9 (7.69%) SAP BW Developer
8 7 (5.98%) ABAP Consultant
8 7 (5.98%) SAP BW Consultant
9 6 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (5.13%) Migration Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) SAP Data Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) Data Migration Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) SAP BI Developer
10 5 (4.27%) SAP SD Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) Data Consultant
11 4 (3.42%) Business Objects Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.26%) BAPI
2 8 (6.84%) Web Dynpro
3 4 (3.42%) SAP Basis
4 3 (2.56%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.71%) SAP XI
5 2 (1.71%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (1.71%) EDI
6 1 (0.85%) J2EE
6 1 (0.85%) JDBC
6 1 (0.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.13%) Data Integration
3 4 (3.42%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.56%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.71%) Economics
5 2 (1.71%) FMCG
6 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.71%) UNIX
2 1 (0.85%) Android
2 1 (0.85%) Windows
2 1 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (18.80%) OO
3 17 (14.53%) Data Modelling
4 11 (9.40%) Migration
4 11 (9.40%) ETL
5 8 (6.84%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (6.84%) OOP
6 6 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.13%) CRM
6 6 (5.13%) Unit Testing
7 5 (4.27%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.27%) ITIL
7 5 (4.27%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.27%) Project Management
7 5 (4.27%) PRINCE
7 5 (4.27%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (4.27%) Workflow
8 4 (3.42%) Workflow Management
8 4 (3.42%) Analytics
9 3 (2.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.40%) SQL
2 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
2 3 (2.56%) Java
2 3 (2.56%) SAPscript
3 1 (0.85%) C
3 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.85%) VBA
3 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 117 (100.00%) SAP
2 21 (17.95%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.56%) Oracle
3 3 (2.56%) Adobe
4 1 (0.85%) Syclo
4 1 (0.85%) Cognos
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.85%) JD Edwards
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