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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 207 194 187
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing ABAP 42 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.50% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.36% 1.50% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 19
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £351 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.84% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.15 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.30%
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
3093 2804 2450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.73% 33.29% 31.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1729 1464 1286
Average daily rate £350 £340 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 133 174
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.46 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
Berkshire +8 12 £525 +36.80%
Surrey +5 9 £425 - 2
Hampshire -26 9 £410 -3.52% 3
Middlesex +4 5 £450 -21.73%
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 62 (100.00%) SAP
2 26 (41.94%) SAP BW
3 15 (24.19%) Java
4 12 (19.35%) NetWeaver
5 11 (17.74%) Workflow
5 11 (17.74%) BAPI
6 10 (16.13%) Finance
6 10 (16.13%) SAP Smart Forms
6 10 (16.13%) SAPscript
7 9 (14.52%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (14.52%) DB2
7 9 (14.52%) Business Objects
7 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (12.90%) ERP
8 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
8 8 (12.90%) Web Dynpro
8 8 (12.90%) SAP Basis
8 8 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (11.29%) SAP Business Workflow
9 7 (11.29%) Migration
9 7 (11.29%) CRM
9 7 (11.29%) HTML
10 6 (9.68%) SQL
10 6 (9.68%) AIX
10 6 (9.68%) IBM
10 6 (9.68%) SAP HR
10 6 (9.68%) SAP ALE
10 6 (9.68%) HTML5
10 6 (9.68%) SAP HANA
11 5 (8.06%) SAP Data Services

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (19.35%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.23%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (9.68%) SAP HR
2 5 (8.06%) SAP BPC
2 5 (8.06%) SAP SRM
2 5 (8.06%) SAP CRM
3 3 (4.84%) SAP CO
3 3 (4.84%) SAP FI
3 3 (4.84%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (3.23%) SAP HCM
4 2 (3.23%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (3.23%) SAP SCM
4 2 (3.23%) SAP MDM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.61%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.61%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (1.61%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (1.61%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP R/3
5 1 (1.61%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.61%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) SaaS
2 1 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) LAN
1 2 (3.23%) WAN
1 2 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (41.94%) SAP BW
2 9 (14.52%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (14.52%) DB2
3 6 (9.68%) SAP HANA
4 5 (8.06%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (4.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.23%) SAP BI
7 1 (1.61%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.61%) MS Access
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) LSMW
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Consultant
1 27 (43.55%) SAP Consultant
2 16 (25.81%) Developer
3 14 (22.58%) SAP Developer
4 10 (16.13%) ABAP Developer
5 7 (11.29%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Architect
7 5 (8.06%) SAP BW Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Functional Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Technical Architect
8 4 (6.45%) NetWeaver Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Technical Architect
9 3 (4.84%) SAP BW Developer
9 3 (4.84%) SAP Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Architect
10 2 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (3.23%) Business Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) BAPI
2 10 (16.13%) SAP Smart Forms
3 8 (12.90%) Web Dynpro
3 8 (12.90%) SAP Basis
4 7 (11.29%) SAP Business Workflow
4 7 (11.29%) HTML
5 6 (9.68%) SAP ALE
5 6 (9.68%) HTML5
6 4 (6.45%) Middleware
6 4 (6.45%) SAP XI
7 3 (4.84%) EDI
8 2 (3.23%) XML
9 1 (1.61%) MDX
9 1 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.61%) CSS
9 1 (1.61%) Web Services
9 1 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.84%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (3.23%) Replication
2 2 (3.23%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.61%) Statistics
3 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.61%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) AIX
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) Workflow
2 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (12.90%) ERP
3 8 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (11.29%) Migration
4 7 (11.29%) CRM
5 5 (8.06%) TOGAF
5 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
6 4 (6.45%) ETL
6 4 (6.45%) OO
7 3 (4.84%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (4.84%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.84%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.84%) ITIL
8 2 (3.23%) Analytics
8 2 (3.23%) Procure-to-pay
8 2 (3.23%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.23%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.61%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) Java
2 10 (16.13%) SAPscript
3 6 (9.68%) SQL
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.61%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.61%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 62 (100.00%) SAP
2 9 (14.52%) Business Objects
3 6 (9.68%) IBM
4 5 (8.06%) VMware
4 5 (8.06%) Adobe
4 5 (8.06%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) Syclo
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle
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