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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 324 313 307
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing ABAP 75 71 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 0.81% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 32
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£418 £440 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% -9.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £376 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £525 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -46.00%
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
8982 8805 8169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.31% 40.52% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6614 6259 5870
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 87
Average hourly rate £28.88 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £27.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 February 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 27 February 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 +23 14 £550 +41.93% 1
Greenford - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 130 (98.48%) SAP
2 41 (31.06%) SAP BW
3 33 (25.00%) Finance
4 31 (23.48%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (16.67%) SAP BI
6 21 (15.91%) BusinessObjects
6 21 (15.91%) Business Objects
7 18 (13.64%) ETL
7 18 (13.64%) SAP HANA
8 16 (12.12%) NetWeaver
8 16 (12.12%) OO
9 14 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (9.09%) Project Management
10 12 (9.09%) Migration
10 12 (9.09%) Data Modelling
11 11 (8.33%) SAP FI
11 11 (8.33%) SQL
11 11 (8.33%) SAP CO
11 11 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
11 11 (8.33%) QA
11 11 (8.33%) SAP IS-U
11 11 (8.33%) Unit Testing
12 10 (7.58%) Degree
12 10 (7.58%) SAP BPC
12 10 (7.58%) Retail
12 10 (7.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (7.58%) PRINCE2
12 10 (7.58%) CRM
13 9 (6.82%) ERP
13 9 (6.82%) Workflow

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (12.12%) NetWeaver
2 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.03%) SAP Portal
3 2 (1.52%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.76%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.76%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (8.33%) SAP FI
1 11 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 11 (8.33%) SAP CO
1 11 (8.33%) SAP IS-U
2 10 (7.58%) SAP BPC
3 6 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (3.79%) SAP EWM
5 4 (3.03%) SAP MII
6 2 (1.52%) SAP CRM
6 2 (1.52%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (1.52%) SAP SRM
6 2 (1.52%) SAP HCM
6 2 (1.52%) SAP FS
6 2 (1.52%) SAP HR
6 2 (1.52%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.52%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.76%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.76%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.76%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
1 1 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.27%) RTP
2 2 (1.52%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.76%) Firewall
3 1 (0.76%) LDAP
3 1 (0.76%) LAN
3 1 (0.76%) WAN
3 1 (0.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (31.06%) SAP BW
2 22 (16.67%) SAP BI
3 21 (15.91%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (13.64%) SAP HANA
5 9 (6.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.03%) DataStage
7 4 (3.03%) DB2
7 4 (3.03%) OLAP
7 4 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.27%) Xcelsius
9 2 (1.52%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (1.52%) ROLAP
10 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) LSMW
2 1 (0.76%) NWDI
2 1 (0.76%) NWDS
General
1 33 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Retail
2 10 (7.58%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (6.82%) Banking
4 7 (5.30%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.55%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) French Language
6 1 (0.76%) German Language
6 1 (0.76%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (43.18%) Consultant
2 55 (41.67%) SAP Consultant
3 41 (31.06%) Developer
4 33 (25.00%) SAP Developer
5 20 (15.15%) ABAP Developer
6 15 (11.36%) Architect
7 13 (9.85%) SAP Architect
8 10 (7.58%) SAP BI Consultant
8 10 (7.58%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 9 (6.82%) ABAP Consultant
10 8 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (6.06%) SAP Manager
11 7 (5.30%) SAP Project Manager
11 7 (5.30%) Project Manager
12 6 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
12 6 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 6 (4.55%) SAP Solutions Architect
12 6 (4.55%) SAP ISU Consultant
12 6 (4.55%) SAP Technical Consultant
13 5 (3.79%) SAP BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.82%) BAPI
2 8 (6.06%) SAP PI
3 6 (4.55%) SAP Basis
3 6 (4.55%) Web Dynpro
4 5 (3.79%) SOAP
4 5 (3.79%) Web Services
4 5 (3.79%) XML
5 4 (3.03%) SAP XI
5 4 (3.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (2.27%) SAP ALE
6 3 (2.27%) SAP Smart Forms
6 3 (2.27%) J2EE
7 2 (1.52%) EDI
8 1 (0.76%) JMS
8 1 (0.76%) Middleware
8 1 (0.76%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.76%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 6 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 4 (3.03%) FMCG
3 4 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.52%) Replication
5 2 (1.52%) Economics
5 2 (1.52%) DataPower
6 1 (0.76%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.55%) UNIX
1 6 (4.55%) Windows
2 4 (3.03%) AIX
2 4 (3.03%) Windows NT
2 4 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.52%) zOS
4 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.48%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (13.64%) ETL
3 16 (12.12%) OO
4 12 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 12 (9.09%) Project Management
4 12 (9.09%) Migration
5 11 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 10 (7.58%) CRM
6 10 (7.58%) PRINCE2
7 9 (6.82%) ERP
7 9 (6.82%) Workflow
8 8 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (5.30%) GAP Analysis
10 6 (4.55%) ITIL
10 6 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.55%) SAP Implementation
11 5 (3.79%) Data Migration
11 5 (3.79%) PRINCE
11 5 (3.79%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.33%) SQL
2 7 (5.30%) Java
3 4 (3.03%) SAPscript
4 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.76%) VBA
5 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (7.58%) Degree
2 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (3.03%) PMP
2 4 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) VCP4
3 1 (0.76%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 130 (98.48%) SAP
2 21 (15.91%) Business Objects
3 7 (5.30%) Oracle
4 5 (3.79%) Sybase
4 5 (3.79%) IBM
5 4 (3.03%) Informatica
6 3 (2.27%) Adobe
7 1 (0.76%) HP
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.76%) Cognos
7 1 (0.76%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) Syclo
7 1 (0.76%) Twitter