The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 119 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing ABAP 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.16% 0.075%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 0.49% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£600 £413 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -4.06%
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
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1097 810 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.95% 32.41% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 397 361
Average daily rate £350 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 33
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £42.20
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 Scotland

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

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the Scotland region.

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 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
Aberdeen +9 6 £600 +71.42%
Glasgow -11 2 - -
Edinburgh - - - -
ABAP
UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (46.15%) SAP HR
3 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
4 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (30.77%) SAP BW
4 4 (30.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Change Management
5 3 (23.08%) Data Security
6 2 (15.38%) NetWeaver
6 2 (15.38%) SAPscript
6 2 (15.38%) SAP SD
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) SAP Smart Forms
6 2 (15.38%) SAP XI
6 2 (15.38%) SAP Basis
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (15.38%) Data Management
6 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
6 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (7.69%) Data Conversion
7 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
7 1 (7.69%) German Language
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (7.69%) SAP HCM
7 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (15.38%) NetWeaver
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) SAP HR
2 4 (30.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (15.38%) SAP SD
4 1 (7.69%) SAP HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SAP BW
2 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) MS Access
2 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Toad
1 1 (7.69%) LSMW
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) ABAP Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) ABAP Developer
2 2 (15.38%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Development Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Developer
3 1 (7.69%) SAP BW Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SAP XI
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Basis
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (7.69%) BAPI
2 1 (7.69%) SAP ALE
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Data Conversion
2 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
2 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Data Security
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Data Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Metadata Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) SAPscript
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Business Objects