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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 248 234 210
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -24
Contract jobs citing ABAP 21 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.87% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 7
Median daily rate £413 £414 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% -17.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £396 £434
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £448 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £422 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.76% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
3150 3204 2954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.09% 34.49% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1956 1997 1626
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 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 85 103
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 June 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 June 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
Surrey -5 5 £475 - 3
West Sussex -9 5 - -
Berkshire -10 4 £335 -22.09% 1
Kent - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +10 1 - -
Hampshire +5 1 £413 - 2
Middlesex -6 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 13 (23.64%) SAP IS-U
4 11 (20.00%) Billing
4 11 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 10 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 10 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Java
6 8 (14.55%) SAP Security
7 7 (12.73%) NetWeaver
8 6 (10.91%) SAP Smart Forms
8 6 (10.91%) SAP Basis
8 6 (10.91%) SAP HR
8 6 (10.91%) SAP BW
8 6 (10.91%) ERP
8 6 (10.91%) SAP Fiori
8 6 (10.91%) SAPUI5
9 5 (9.09%) OO
9 5 (9.09%) Finance
9 5 (9.09%) SAP R/3
9 5 (9.09%) RTP
9 5 (9.09%) LSMW
9 5 (9.09%) Time Management
10 4 (7.27%) Workflow
10 4 (7.27%) SAP XI
10 4 (7.27%) CRM
10 4 (7.27%) Adobe
10 4 (7.27%) Process Improvement
10 4 (7.27%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning

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 7 (12.73%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.64%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.82%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 13 (23.64%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (10.91%) SAP HR
3 5 (9.09%) SAP R/3
4 3 (5.45%) SAP CRM
4 3 (5.45%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (3.64%) SAP ERP
5 2 (3.64%) SAP FI
5 2 (3.64%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (3.64%) SAP GRC
5 2 (3.64%) SAP SRM
6 1 (1.82%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
6 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.82%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Boomi
1 1 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) RTP
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) 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 5 (9.09%) LSMW
2 2 (3.64%) CA Gen
2 2 (3.64%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) Toad
3 1 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (20.00%) Billing
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Automotive
3 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Consultant
2 28 (50.91%) SAP Consultant
3 15 (27.27%) Developer
4 12 (21.82%) ABAP Developer
4 12 (21.82%) SAP Developer
4 12 (21.82%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 7 (12.73%) ABAP Consultant
6 6 (10.91%) HR Consultant
6 6 (10.91%) SAP HR Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) SAP BW Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) SAP Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Architect
9 3 (5.45%) SAP Architect
9 3 (5.45%) SAP Basis Manager
10 2 (3.64%) CRM Developer
10 2 (3.64%) SAP Basis Architect
10 2 (3.64%) SAP Security Manager
10 2 (3.64%) Security Manager
10 2 (3.64%) Technical Leader
10 2 (3.64%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.91%) Web Dynpro
2 6 (10.91%) SAP Basis
2 6 (10.91%) SAP Fiori
2 6 (10.91%) SAP Smart Forms
2 6 (10.91%) SAPUI5
3 4 (7.27%) SAP XI
4 3 (5.45%) BAPI
5 2 (3.64%) J2EE
5 2 (3.64%) jQuery
5 2 (3.64%) SAP PI
6 1 (1.82%) .NET
6 1 (1.82%) Ajax
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.82%) HTML
6 1 (1.82%) HTML5
6 1 (1.82%) JSON
6 1 (1.82%) REST
6 1 (1.82%) SAP ALE
6 1 (1.82%) SAP BSP
6 1 (1.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Unix
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 10 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 10 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 8 (14.55%) SAP Security
4 6 (10.91%) ERP
5 5 (9.09%) OO
5 5 (9.09%) Time Management
6 4 (7.27%) CRM
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.27%) Process Improvement
6 4 (7.27%) Test Strategy
6 4 (7.27%) Workflow
7 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.45%) EAM
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL
7 3 (5.45%) Project Management
7 3 (5.45%) Release Management
7 3 (5.45%) SDLC
7 3 (5.45%) Test Management
7 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) Java
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.64%) Perl
3 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) CCA
2 1 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
Vendors
1 54 (98.18%) SAP
2 4 (7.27%) Adobe
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Sybase
4 2 (3.64%) BEA
4 2 (3.64%) Informatica
4 2 (3.64%) Pega
4 2 (3.64%) webMethods
5 1 (1.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.82%) Sun
5 1 (1.82%) Talend