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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 229 199 210
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +11
Contract jobs citing ABAP 24 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.49% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 1.49% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 12
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£423 £500 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.40% +15.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £475 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £432 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +71.42%
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
3049 2887 2630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.46% 32.70% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1892 1593 1326
Average daily rate £360 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 104 197
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £53.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 0 8 £453 -24.58%
Hampshire +4 4 £481 +6.94%
Middlesex -2 2 £396 -20.87%
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £550 -
Surrey -12 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -19 1 £423 - 2
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 58 (100.00%) SAP
2 21 (36.21%) SAP BW
3 14 (24.14%) Web Dynpro
4 12 (20.69%) Workflow
4 12 (20.69%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (20.69%) Business Objects
4 12 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (18.97%) BAPI
6 10 (17.24%) Java
7 9 (15.52%) Finance
8 8 (13.79%) SAP Smart Forms
8 8 (13.79%) HTML
8 8 (13.79%) SQL
8 8 (13.79%) SAP Business Workflow
8 8 (13.79%) HTML5
8 8 (13.79%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (12.07%) SAPscript
9 7 (12.07%) SAP BI
10 6 (10.34%) HP
10 6 (10.34%) AIX
10 6 (10.34%) IBM
10 6 (10.34%) ERP
10 6 (10.34%) PKI
10 6 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (10.34%) SAP Security
11 5 (8.62%) SAP PI
11 5 (8.62%) SAP HANA
11 5 (8.62%) SAP ALE
11 5 (8.62%) SAP Basis
11 5 (8.62%) TOGAF

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (3.45%) NetWeaver
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.72%) SAP Portal
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) SAP MDM
2 3 (5.17%) SAP SRM
3 2 (3.45%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (3.45%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.72%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (1.72%) SAP SCM
4 1 (1.72%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.72%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (1.72%) SAP FS
4 1 (1.72%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.72%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.72%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.72%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.72%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
1 2 (3.45%) LAN
1 2 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.21%) SAP BW
2 12 (20.69%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (13.79%) SAP Data Services
4 7 (12.07%) SAP BI
5 5 (8.62%) SAP HANA
5 5 (8.62%) DB2
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) CA Gen
1 1 (1.72%) LSMW
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Korean Language
3 1 (1.72%) Automotive
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Developer
2 18 (31.03%) Consultant
3 17 (29.31%) SAP Developer
4 16 (27.59%) SAP Consultant
5 13 (22.41%) ABAP Developer
6 8 (13.79%) Architect
7 5 (8.62%) SAP Architect
7 5 (8.62%) Technical Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) Senior Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (5.17%) SAP BW Consultant
9 3 (5.17%) Senior Technical Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Business Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Security Consultant
10 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.45%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) Web Dynpro
2 11 (18.97%) BAPI
3 8 (13.79%) SAP Smart Forms
3 8 (13.79%) HTML
3 8 (13.79%) SAP Business Workflow
3 8 (13.79%) HTML5
4 5 (8.62%) SAP PI
4 5 (8.62%) SAP ALE
4 5 (8.62%) SAP Basis
5 4 (6.90%) Middleware
5 4 (6.90%) Web Services
6 2 (3.45%) EDI
7 1 (1.72%) MDX
7 1 (1.72%) SAP XI
7 1 (1.72%) XML
7 1 (1.72%) J2EE
7 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) PKI
2 3 (5.17%) Data Integration
2 3 (5.17%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (3.45%) Replication
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) AIX
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
3 3 (5.17%) UNIX
4 1 (1.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Workflow
1 12 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (10.34%) ERP
2 6 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (10.34%) SAP Security
3 5 (8.62%) TOGAF
3 5 (8.62%) Migration
3 5 (8.62%) ETL
3 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.90%) OO
5 3 (5.17%) Change Control
5 3 (5.17%) Data Management
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (5.17%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL
5 3 (5.17%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.45%) Project Management
6 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.45%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) Java
2 8 (13.79%) SQL
3 7 (12.07%) SAPscript
4 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
1 3 (5.17%) CISSP
1 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
1 3 (5.17%) GxP
1 3 (5.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.45%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 58 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (20.69%) Business Objects
3 6 (10.34%) HP
3 6 (10.34%) IBM
4 5 (8.62%) VMware
5 4 (6.90%) Oracle
6 2 (3.45%) Pegasus
6 2 (3.45%) Adobe
7 1 (1.72%) Pega
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.72%) BEA
7 1 (1.72%) Informatica
7 1 (1.72%) webMethods