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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 121 112 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing ABAP 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.081% 0.075%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£600 £386 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.33% -10.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £418
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -6.58%
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
1118 817 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.54% 33.09% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 397 392
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 17 September 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 +16 5 £600 +71.42%
Glasgow -16 2 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
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ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 15 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (46.67%) Data Modelling
2 7 (46.67%) SAP HR
3 5 (33.33%) SAP BW
3 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (20.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Data Security
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) NetWeaver
6 2 (13.33%) SAPscript
6 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
6 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (13.33%) SAP SD
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Data Management
6 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (13.33%) SAP Smart Forms
6 2 (13.33%) SAP XI
6 2 (13.33%) SAP Basis
7 1 (6.67%) BAPI
7 1 (6.67%) LSMW
7 1 (6.67%) German Language
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3 (20.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 7 (46.67%) SAP HR
2 4 (26.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (13.33%) SAP SD
4 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.67%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) LSMW
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 1 (6.67%) German Language
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) ABAP Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) ABAP Developer
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) SAP Developer
3 1 (6.67%) SAP BW Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Development Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SAP Smart Forms
1 2 (13.33%) SAP XI
1 2 (13.33%) SAP Basis
2 1 (6.67%) BAPI
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (6.67%) SAP ALE
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Data Conversion
2 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Data Modelling
2 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Data Security
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Metadata Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Transformation
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SAPscript
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe