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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 371 320 305
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -15
Contract jobs citing ABAP 43 82 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.87% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 46
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +24.28%
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
9303 9472 8775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.65% 40.63% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6696 6929 6366
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 65 101
Average hourly rate £24.23 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.77% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.10 £17.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 April 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 April 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 +12 9 £608 +27.89%
Brentford -6 2 £300 -36.84%
Feltham - 1 £368 -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 111 (98.23%) SAP
2 24 (21.24%) Finance
3 23 (20.35%) SAP BW
4 20 (17.70%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (14.16%) ETL
6 14 (12.39%) ERP
6 14 (12.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (11.50%) Migration
7 13 (11.50%) SAP BI
8 12 (10.62%) Project Management
8 12 (10.62%) NetWeaver
9 11 (9.73%) SAP HANA
9 11 (9.73%) LSMW
10 10 (8.85%) Data Migration
10 10 (8.85%) SAP PI
11 9 (7.96%) Banking
11 9 (7.96%) Web Dynpro
11 9 (7.96%) Manufacturing
11 9 (7.96%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (7.96%) Business Objects
11 9 (7.96%) PRINCE2
12 8 (7.08%) Java
12 8 (7.08%) Workflow
12 8 (7.08%) BAPI
12 8 (7.08%) SAP IS-U
12 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (6.19%) SAP Data Services
13 7 (6.19%) SAP Implementation
13 7 (6.19%) QA
13 7 (6.19%) Retail

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 12 (10.62%) NetWeaver
2 4 (3.54%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.54%) SAP Portal
3 2 (1.77%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.88%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.08%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (5.31%) SAP BPC
2 6 (5.31%) SAP FI
2 6 (5.31%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (5.31%) SAP CO
2 6 (5.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (4.42%) SAP EWM
4 4 (3.54%) SAP MII
4 4 (3.54%) SAP HR
5 2 (1.77%) SAP APO
5 2 (1.77%) SAP MM
5 2 (1.77%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.77%) SAP FS
5 2 (1.77%) SAP PM
5 2 (1.77%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (1.77%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.88%) SAP xRPM
6 1 (0.88%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.88%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.88%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
1 1 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.88%) RTP
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) LDAP
2 1 (0.88%) LAN
2 1 (0.88%) WAN
2 1 (0.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.35%) SAP BW
2 13 (11.50%) SAP BI
3 11 (9.73%) SAP HANA
4 9 (7.96%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (6.19%) SAP Data Services
6 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.54%) DB2
8 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.88%) OLAP
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.88%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) LSMW
2 1 (0.88%) NWDI
2 1 (0.88%) NWDS
General
1 24 (21.24%) Finance
2 14 (12.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (7.96%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.96%) Banking
4 7 (6.19%) Retail
5 4 (3.54%) Billing
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (46.02%) Consultant
2 50 (44.25%) SAP Consultant
3 28 (24.78%) Developer
4 23 (20.35%) SAP Developer
5 20 (17.70%) ABAP Developer
6 14 (12.39%) Architect
7 12 (10.62%) SAP Architect
8 10 (8.85%) SAP Manager
9 9 (7.96%) ABAP Consultant
10 8 (7.08%) SAP Project Manager
10 8 (7.08%) Project Manager
10 8 (7.08%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (6.19%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (6.19%) Migration Consultant
11 7 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 7 (6.19%) Data Consultant
11 7 (6.19%) SAP BI Consultant
11 7 (6.19%) Data Migration Consultant
12 6 (5.31%) SAP Technical Consultant
12 6 (5.31%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.85%) SAP PI
2 9 (7.96%) Web Dynpro
3 8 (7.08%) BAPI
4 6 (5.31%) SAP Basis
4 6 (5.31%) SOAP
4 6 (5.31%) Web Services
4 6 (5.31%) XML
5 5 (4.42%) SAP ALE
5 5 (4.42%) SAP XI
6 4 (3.54%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (3.54%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (2.65%) J2EE
8 1 (0.88%) JDBC
8 1 (0.88%) EDI
8 1 (0.88%) JMS
8 1 (0.88%) Middleware
8 1 (0.88%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.54%) Data Structures
2 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.54%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.54%) Data Integration
2 4 (3.54%) FMCG
3 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) Replication
4 2 (1.77%) Economics
4 2 (1.77%) DataPower
5 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.19%) UNIX
2 6 (5.31%) Windows
3 4 (3.54%) AIX
3 4 (3.54%) Windows NT
3 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.77%) zOS
5 1 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.70%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (14.16%) ETL
3 14 (12.39%) ERP
4 13 (11.50%) Migration
5 12 (10.62%) Project Management
6 10 (8.85%) Data Migration
7 9 (7.96%) PRINCE2
8 8 (7.08%) Workflow
9 7 (6.19%) SAP Implementation
10 6 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.31%) Unit Testing
10 6 (5.31%) OO
10 6 (5.31%) CRM
10 6 (5.31%) GAP Analysis
11 4 (3.54%) ITIL
11 4 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.54%) TOGAF
11 4 (3.54%) High Availability
11 4 (3.54%) Web Application Development
11 4 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.08%) Java
2 4 (3.54%) SQL
2 4 (3.54%) SAPscript
3 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (4.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 5 (4.42%) PMP
1 5 (4.42%) PMI Certification
1 5 (4.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 111 (98.23%) SAP
2 9 (7.96%) Business Objects
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle
4 5 (4.42%) Sybase
4 5 (4.42%) IBM
5 4 (3.54%) Informatica
6 3 (2.65%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) Syclo
7 1 (0.88%) Twitter