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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 374 356 296
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -60
Contract jobs citing ABAP 50 65 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.26% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.58% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 45
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £395 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £594 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
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
9957 11160 10599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.61% 43.97% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7025 7944 7397
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 61 86 150
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £59.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 7 £425 -15.00% 1
Uxbridge -3 1 - -
Wembley - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (99.15%) SAP
2 36 (30.51%) SAP BW
3 23 (19.49%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (14.41%) SAP BI
5 16 (13.56%) SAP BPC
6 14 (11.86%) Migration
7 13 (11.02%) Web Dynpro
7 13 (11.02%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (11.02%) OO
7 13 (11.02%) Business Objects
8 11 (9.32%) Data Migration
8 11 (9.32%) SAP PI
9 10 (8.47%) Finance
9 10 (8.47%) Data Modelling
10 9 (7.63%) ERP
10 9 (7.63%) NetWeaver
10 9 (7.63%) SAP SD
10 9 (7.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 9 (7.63%) SAP HANA
11 8 (6.78%) WebSphere
12 7 (5.93%) CRM
12 7 (5.93%) SAP FSCM
13 6 (5.08%) LSMW
13 6 (5.08%) SAP CRM
13 6 (5.08%) BAPI
14 5 (4.24%) SAP XI
14 5 (4.24%) SAP Basis
14 5 (4.24%) Banking
14 5 (4.24%) Retail
14 5 (4.24%) Java

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 9 (7.63%) NetWeaver
2 8 (6.78%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.54%) SAP EP
4 2 (1.69%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (13.56%) SAP BPC
2 9 (7.63%) SAP SD
3 7 (5.93%) SAP FSCM
4 6 (5.08%) SAP CRM
5 5 (4.24%) SAP HR
6 4 (3.39%) SAP R/3
6 4 (3.39%) SAP FI
6 4 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (3.39%) SAP ERP
6 4 (3.39%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (2.54%) SAP APO
7 3 (2.54%) SAP MM
7 3 (2.54%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (2.54%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.85%) SAP CS
8 1 (0.85%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.85%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.85%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.85%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.85%) SAP MII
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) CTI
2 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (30.51%) SAP BW
2 17 (14.41%) SAP BI
3 13 (11.02%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (7.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 9 (7.63%) SAP HANA
5 3 (2.54%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (2.54%) OLAP
5 3 (2.54%) Sybase IQ
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.85%) MS Access
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.85%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 6 (5.08%) LSMW
General
1 10 (8.47%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Banking
2 5 (4.24%) Retail
3 4 (3.39%) Front Office
4 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Advertising
5 2 (1.69%) Billing
6 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.85%) French Language
6 1 (0.85%) German Language
6 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (50.00%) Consultant
2 55 (46.61%) SAP Consultant
3 35 (29.66%) Developer
4 33 (27.97%) SAP Developer
5 19 (16.10%) ABAP Developer
6 11 (9.32%) SAP BW Developer
7 9 (7.63%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 8 (6.78%) ABAP Consultant
8 8 (6.78%) SAP BI Consultant
8 8 (6.78%) SAP PI Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) SAP Data Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) Data Migration Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) Data Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) SAP Manager
9 6 (5.08%) Migration Consultant
10 5 (4.24%) SAP BW Consultant
10 5 (4.24%) SAP SD Consultant
10 5 (4.24%) CRM Developer
10 5 (4.24%) SAP CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.02%) Web Dynpro
2 11 (9.32%) SAP PI
3 6 (5.08%) BAPI
4 5 (4.24%) SAP XI
4 5 (4.24%) SAP Basis
5 3 (2.54%) SAP Smart Forms
5 3 (2.54%) EDI
6 2 (1.69%) JDBC
6 2 (1.69%) SOAP
6 2 (1.69%) Web Services
6 2 (1.69%) XSLT
6 2 (1.69%) SAP BSP
7 1 (0.85%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.85%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.69%) Data Extraction
2 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
2 1 (0.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.69%) UNIX
2 1 (0.85%) Windows
2 1 (0.85%) AIX
2 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.49%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (11.86%) Migration
3 13 (11.02%) OO
4 11 (9.32%) Data Migration
5 10 (8.47%) Data Modelling
6 9 (7.63%) ERP
7 7 (5.93%) CRM
8 5 (4.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.54%) Programme Management
10 3 (2.54%) Logistics
10 3 (2.54%) ITIL
10 3 (2.54%) OOP
10 3 (2.54%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (2.54%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.54%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (2.54%) Data Cleansing
11 2 (1.69%) Data Governance
11 2 (1.69%) Workflow
11 2 (1.69%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.24%) Java
1 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
1 5 (4.24%) SQL
2 3 (2.54%) SAPscript
3 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.69%) SAP Certification
2 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) PMP
3 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.85%) Degree
3 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.85%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 117 (99.15%) SAP
2 13 (11.02%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.54%) Sybase
3 3 (2.54%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.69%) Adobe
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle
4 2 (1.69%) IBM
5 1 (0.85%) Informatica
5 1 (0.85%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
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