The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Scotland 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 122 108 111
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing ABAP 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.12% 0.038%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.90% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£600 £381 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.37% -10.29%
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 - - £45.00
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1110 879 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.26% 35.66% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 414 319
Average daily rate £363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £235
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 11 16 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £42.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 28 July 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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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 - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
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ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (50.00%) SAP HR
3 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (25.00%) Data Security
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) SAP BW
5 2 (16.67%) NetWeaver
5 2 (16.67%) SAPscript
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) SAP SD
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (16.67%) SAP XI
5 2 (16.67%) SAP Basis
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) German Language
6 1 (8.33%) SAP HCM
6 1 (8.33%) SAP Business Workflow
6 1 (8.33%) SAP ALE

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (16.67%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 6 (50.00%) SAP HR
2 4 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (16.67%) SAP SD
4 1 (8.33%) SAP HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) LSMW
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) ABAP Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) ABAP Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) SAP XI
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Basis
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (8.33%) BAPI
2 1 (8.33%) SAP ALE
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) Data Security
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Data Management
3 2 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SAPscript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe