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 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 110 127 112
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing ABAP 15 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.50% 0.076% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.57% 0.20% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
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£425 - £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +24.28%
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UK

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
957 1008 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.03% 38.34% 41.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 571 503
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 22
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.95 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.35 £44.00
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 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 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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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
Glasgow - 9 £468 - 1
Aberdeen - 2 - -
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UK

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 12 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (41.67%) SAP HANA
4 7 (29.17%) Java
4 7 (29.17%) NetWeaver
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (25.00%) Windows
5 6 (25.00%) SAP Basis
5 6 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (20.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (20.83%) SAP BW
6 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
7 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.67%) Data Extraction
7 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (12.50%) LSMW
8 3 (12.50%) SAP Smart Forms
8 3 (12.50%) BAPI
8 3 (12.50%) SAPscript
8 3 (12.50%) SAP BI
9 2 (8.33%) SAP HR
9 2 (8.33%) Retail

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 7 (29.17%) NetWeaver
2 1 (4.17%) SAS
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (8.33%) SAP HR
4 1 (4.17%) SAP MM
4 1 (4.17%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (4.17%) SAP HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (41.67%) SAP HANA
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.83%) SAP BW
4 5 (20.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (12.50%) SAP BI
7 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) LSMW
General
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Billing
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Consultant
1 13 (54.17%) SAP Consultant
2 8 (33.33%) Developer
3 7 (29.17%) SAP Developer
4 5 (20.83%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) ABAP Developer
5 4 (16.67%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) SAP BW Developer
7 2 (8.33%) SAP BI Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Business Objects Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Architect
8 1 (4.17%) Tester
8 1 (4.17%) SAP MM Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) SAP Workflow Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Report Developer
8 1 (4.17%) SAP Tester
8 1 (4.17%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) SAP Basis
2 3 (12.50%) SAP Smart Forms
2 3 (12.50%) BAPI
3 2 (8.33%) SAP ALE
4 1 (4.17%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (4.17%) SAP PI
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) EDI
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
1 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
2 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
3 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) SOA
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (4.17%) Master Data Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (50.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle