The first table below looks at the demand for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Middlesex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 21 24 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing ABAP 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.17% 0.50% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.70% 2.22% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £625 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -41.66%
Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
63 45 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 25.00% 22.61% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 27
Average daily rate £410 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.49% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £304 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
ABAP
South East

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ABAP across the Middlesex region.

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 10 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (50.00%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (40.00%) SAP MRS
3 4 (40.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) Logistics
4 3 (30.00%) Web Dynpro
4 3 (30.00%) WFM
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (20.00%) SAP ALE
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) ERP
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) AIX
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (10.00%) NetApp
6 1 (10.00%) SAPscript
6 1 (10.00%) SAP SD
6 1 (10.00%) HACMP
6 1 (10.00%) SAP WM
6 1 (10.00%) GIS
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (40.00%) SAP MRS
3 1 (10.00%) SAP SD
3 1 (10.00%) SAP WM
3 1 (10.00%) SAP PM
3 1 (10.00%) SAP SCM
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (10.00%) SAP ERP
3 1 (10.00%) SAP LE
3 1 (10.00%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SAP HANA
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Consultant
1 9 (90.00%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) ABAP Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP EWM Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (20.00%) SAP ALE
3 1 (10.00%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) HACMP
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (30.00%) Logistics
2 3 (30.00%) WFM
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SAPscript
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (10.00%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) VMware