The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 235 248 215
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -33
Contract jobs citing ABAP 27 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 0.75% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Median daily rate £450 £415 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.31% -17.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £380 £434
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £434 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year
-84.61% -
ABAP
England

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

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3155 3355 2947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.73% 35.03% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1949 2124 1603
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 88 99
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.75 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing ABAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex -2 9 - - 1
Surrey -3 5 £499 - 3
Oxfordshire +12 3 - -
Berkshire -2 3 £225 -
Hampshire -3 3 - - 1
Kent - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 54 (98.18%) SAP
2 17 (30.91%) Web Dynpro
3 11 (20.00%) OO
4 10 (18.18%) Java
5 9 (16.36%) NetWeaver
6 8 (14.55%) ERP
6 8 (14.55%) SAP HR
6 8 (14.55%) SAP IS-U
6 8 (14.55%) SAP Fiori
6 8 (14.55%) SAPUI5
7 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (12.73%) Functional Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Time Management
7 7 (12.73%) SAP Smart Forms
7 7 (12.73%) Adobe
8 6 (10.91%) Finance
8 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Integration Testing
8 6 (10.91%) SAP Basis
8 6 (10.91%) Billing
9 5 (9.09%) Workflow
9 5 (9.09%) SAP Security
9 5 (9.09%) SAP R/3
9 5 (9.09%) SAP BW
9 5 (9.09%) CRM
10 4 (7.27%) SAPscript
10 4 (7.27%) BAPI
10 4 (7.27%) SAP XI
10 4 (7.27%) SAP CRM
10 4 (7.27%) Waterfall

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.36%) NetWeaver
2 3 (5.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 8 (14.55%) SAP HR
1 8 (14.55%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (9.09%) SAP R/3
3 4 (7.27%) SAP CRM
3 4 (7.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (5.45%) SAP FI
4 3 (5.45%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (3.64%) SAP CO
5 2 (3.64%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (3.64%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (1.82%) SAP ERP
6 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
6 1 (1.82%) SAP SCM
6 1 (1.82%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Boomi
1 1 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) RTP
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SAP BW
2 3 (5.45%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (5.45%) SAP HANA
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) LSMW
2 2 (3.64%) Toad
3 1 (1.82%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (10.91%) Billing
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Automotive
2 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Consultant
2 28 (50.91%) SAP Consultant
3 17 (30.91%) Developer
4 14 (25.45%) ABAP Developer
4 14 (25.45%) SAP Developer
5 8 (14.55%) ABAP Consultant
5 8 (14.55%) HR Consultant
5 8 (14.55%) SAP HR Consultant
5 8 (14.55%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) SAP BW Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) SAP Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Architect
7 3 (5.45%) SAP Basis Manager
8 2 (3.64%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.64%) SAP Architect
8 2 (3.64%) SAP Basis Architect
8 2 (3.64%) SAP Security Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.64%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.91%) Web Dynpro
2 8 (14.55%) SAP Fiori
2 8 (14.55%) SAPUI5
3 7 (12.73%) SAP Smart Forms
4 6 (10.91%) SAP Basis
5 4 (7.27%) BAPI
5 4 (7.27%) SAP XI
6 3 (5.45%) SAP ALE
7 2 (3.64%) SAP PI
8 1 (1.82%) .NET
8 1 (1.82%) Ajax
8 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.82%) HTML
8 1 (1.82%) HTML5
8 1 (1.82%) J2EE
8 1 (1.82%) jQuery
8 1 (1.82%) JSON
8 1 (1.82%) REST
8 1 (1.82%) SAP BSP
8 1 (1.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) OO
2 8 (14.55%) ERP
3 7 (12.73%) Functional Testing
3 7 (12.73%) Time Management
4 6 (10.91%) Integration Testing
4 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
5 5 (9.09%) CRM
5 5 (9.09%) SAP Security
5 5 (9.09%) Workflow
6 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.27%) Process Improvement
6 4 (7.27%) Test Strategy
6 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.45%) Logistics
7 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.45%) Release Management
7 3 (5.45%) Revenue Management
7 3 (5.45%) SDLC
7 3 (5.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) Java
2 4 (7.27%) SAPscript
3 2 (3.64%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) CCA
1 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
Vendors
1 54 (98.18%) SAP
2 7 (12.73%) Adobe
3 3 (5.45%) Sybase
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) BEA
5 1 (1.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.82%) Informatica
5 1 (1.82%) Pega
5 1 (1.82%) Sun
5 1 (1.82%) Talend
5 1 (1.82%) webMethods