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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 230 195 180
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -15
Contract jobs citing ABAP 36 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.08% 1.52% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £374 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -46.00%
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
3334 2822 2373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.02% 31.87% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1869 1503 1181
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 125 183
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +2 9 £500 +30.29% 1
Hampshire -20 9 £410 +0.61%
Middlesex +8 6 £450 -28.00%
Surrey -6 5 £425 -15.00% 2
West Sussex -18 2 £580 +16.00%
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £450 - 2
Home Counties - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 61 (100.00%) SAP
2 25 (40.98%) SAP BW
3 16 (26.23%) Java
4 13 (21.31%) BAPI
5 12 (19.67%) SAP Smart Forms
5 12 (19.67%) Business Objects
5 12 (19.67%) SAPscript
5 12 (19.67%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (18.03%) Workflow
6 11 (18.03%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (16.39%) Web Dynpro
7 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (14.75%) DB2
9 8 (13.11%) SQL
9 8 (13.11%) ERP
9 8 (13.11%) NetWeaver
9 8 (13.11%) Finance
9 8 (13.11%) Migration
9 8 (13.11%) SAP ALE
9 8 (13.11%) SAP Data Services
10 7 (11.48%) SAP Business Workflow
10 7 (11.48%) SAP Basis
10 7 (11.48%) HTML
11 6 (9.84%) CRM
11 6 (9.84%) AIX
11 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
11 6 (9.84%) HP
11 6 (9.84%) IBM
11 6 (9.84%) HTML5
11 6 (9.84%) SAP HANA

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (13.11%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (3.28%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) SAP MDM
2 4 (6.56%) SAP CRM
2 4 (6.56%) SAP SRM
3 3 (4.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (4.92%) SAP CO
3 3 (4.92%) SAP HR
3 3 (4.92%) SAP FI
4 2 (3.28%) SAP SD
4 2 (3.28%) SAP SCM
4 2 (3.28%) SAP HCM
4 2 (3.28%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (3.28%) SAP BPC
5 1 (1.64%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (1.64%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.64%) SAP R/3
5 1 (1.64%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.64%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) LAN
1 2 (3.28%) WAN
1 2 (3.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (40.98%) SAP BW
2 12 (19.67%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (14.75%) DB2
4 8 (13.11%) SAP Data Services
5 6 (9.84%) SAP HANA
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.28%) SAP BI
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.64%) MS Access
9 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.64%) Data Mart
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) LSMW
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Consultant
1 24 (39.34%) SAP Consultant
2 17 (27.87%) Developer
3 14 (22.95%) SAP Developer
4 10 (16.39%) ABAP Developer
5 7 (11.48%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 6 (9.84%) Functional Consultant
6 6 (9.84%) Architect
6 6 (9.84%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 5 (8.20%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Business Developer
8 3 (4.92%) SAP BW Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) SAP Architect
8 3 (4.92%) SAP BW Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Architect
9 2 (3.28%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) SAP Technical Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) BAPI
2 12 (19.67%) SAP Smart Forms
3 10 (16.39%) Web Dynpro
4 8 (13.11%) SAP ALE
5 7 (11.48%) SAP Business Workflow
5 7 (11.48%) SAP Basis
5 7 (11.48%) HTML
6 6 (9.84%) HTML5
7 4 (6.56%) SAP XI
7 4 (6.56%) Middleware
8 3 (4.92%) EDI
9 2 (3.28%) XML
9 2 (3.28%) SAP PI
10 1 (1.64%) MDX
10 1 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (1.64%) CSS
10 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (3.28%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) Statistics
4 1 (1.64%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) AIX
2 5 (8.20%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) UNIX
4 1 (1.64%) HPUX
4 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Workflow
1 11 (18.03%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (13.11%) ERP
3 8 (13.11%) Migration
4 6 (9.84%) CRM
5 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.20%) TOGAF
6 4 (6.56%) ETL
6 4 (6.56%) OO
7 3 (4.92%) ITIL
7 3 (4.92%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.92%) Quality Management
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (4.92%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.92%) Procure-to-pay
7 3 (4.92%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.92%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.92%) Data Management
8 2 (3.28%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) Java
2 12 (19.67%) SAPscript
3 8 (13.11%) SQL
4 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.64%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 61 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (19.67%) Business Objects
3 6 (9.84%) IBM
3 6 (9.84%) HP
4 5 (8.20%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) Adobe
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle
6 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.28%) Syclo
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