The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 41 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing ABAP 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.57% 0.93% 3.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.00% 1.96% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£450 £423 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% -6.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £401 £415
% change year-on-year
+5.91% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00
ABAP
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Programming Languages Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
150 102 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 42.86% 47.22% 52.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 80 62
Average daily rate £320 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -44.85%
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 Somerset

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

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 19 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
Taunton -8 9 £450 +6.50%
ABAP
South West

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 18 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
5 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (22.22%) MS Office
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) Legal
9 2 (11.11%) Time Management
10 1 (5.56%) Data Mapping
10 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Market Research
10 1 (5.56%) REST
10 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
10 1 (5.56%) Data Privacy
10 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
10 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 1 (5.56%) Summit
10 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (5.56%) QA
10 1 (5.56%) Java
10 1 (5.56%) .NET
10 1 (5.56%) ISO 14001
10 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 1 (5.56%) SAP SD

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Summit
1 1 (5.56%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 16 (88.89%) ABAP Developer
3 5 (27.78%) SAP Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
1 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
2 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Market Research
4 1 (5.56%) Data Privacy
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy