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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 255 240 214
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -26
Contract jobs citing ABAP 28 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 0.88% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 5
Average daily rate £445 £440 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £66.25 - £43.50
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
3266 3296 2988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.89% 32.65% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2120 1974 1706
Average daily rate £400 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 116 106
Average hourly rate £38.00 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
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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 0 10 £420 -2.32% 1
Surrey -4 6 £550 - 1
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £475 -5.00% 2
West Sussex -11 4 - -
Hampshire -2 1 £413 -14.28%
Middlesex -4 1 - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 60 (98.36%) SAP
2 18 (29.51%) Web Dynpro
3 14 (22.95%) Integration Testing
4 11 (18.03%) SAP IS-U
4 11 (18.03%) Billing
4 11 (18.03%) SAP Security
5 10 (16.39%) Functional Testing
5 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
5 10 (16.39%) SAP BW
6 8 (13.11%) SAP R/3
6 8 (13.11%) SAP XI
7 7 (11.48%) Finance
7 7 (11.48%) Data Modelling
8 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (9.84%) NetWeaver
8 6 (9.84%) ERP
8 6 (9.84%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (9.84%) Java
8 6 (9.84%) SAP Basis
8 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (8.20%) SDLC
9 5 (8.20%) SAP Fiori
9 5 (8.20%) SAPUI5
9 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.20%) SAP HR
9 5 (8.20%) SAP Smart Forms
9 5 (8.20%) Workflow
9 5 (8.20%) RTP
10 4 (6.56%) SAP BI

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (9.84%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 11 (18.03%) SAP IS-U
2 8 (13.11%) SAP R/3
3 5 (8.20%) SAP HR
4 4 (6.56%) SAP ERP
5 2 (3.28%) SAP GRC
5 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (3.28%) SAP SRM
6 1 (1.64%) SAP BPC
6 1 (1.64%) SAP MDM
6 1 (1.64%) SAP MM
6 1 (1.64%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (1.64%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Boomi
1 1 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SAP BW
2 6 (9.84%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (6.56%) SAP BI
4 3 (4.92%) SAP HANA
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.92%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) LSMW
2 3 (4.92%) Toad
3 2 (3.28%) CA Gen
General
1 11 (18.03%) Billing
2 7 (11.48%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Automotive
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (47.54%) Consultant
1 29 (47.54%) SAP Consultant
2 16 (26.23%) Developer
3 14 (22.95%) ABAP Developer
3 14 (22.95%) SAP Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Architect
4 10 (16.39%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 8 (13.11%) ABAP Consultant
6 7 (11.48%) SAP Architect
7 6 (9.84%) SAP BW Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) HR Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) SAP HR Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) SAP Manager
9 3 (4.92%) SAP Basis Manager
10 2 (3.28%) SAP Basis Architect
10 2 (3.28%) SAP Data Consultant
10 2 (3.28%) SAP Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) SAP Security Manager
10 2 (3.28%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (3.28%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.51%) Web Dynpro
2 8 (13.11%) SAP XI
3 6 (9.84%) SAP Basis
4 5 (8.20%) SAP Fiori
4 5 (8.20%) SAP Smart Forms
4 5 (8.20%) SAPUI5
5 3 (4.92%) .NET
5 3 (4.92%) BAPI
6 2 (3.28%) J2EE
6 2 (3.28%) jQuery
6 2 (3.28%) SAP PI
6 2 (3.28%) Web Services
7 1 (1.64%) Ajax
7 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.64%) HTML5
7 1 (1.64%) JSON
7 1 (1.64%) REST
7 1 (1.64%) SAP BSP
7 1 (1.64%) SAP Business Workflow
7 1 (1.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Unix
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Integration Testing
2 11 (18.03%) SAP Security
3 10 (16.39%) Functional Testing
3 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
4 7 (11.48%) Data Modelling
5 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.84%) ERP
5 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.20%) SDLC
6 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
6 5 (8.20%) Workflow
7 4 (6.56%) Data Governance
7 4 (6.56%) Time Management
8 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis
8 3 (4.92%) EAM
8 3 (4.92%) Information Management
8 3 (4.92%) Project Management
8 3 (4.92%) Release Management
8 3 (4.92%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.28%) Perl
2 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
2 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
Vendors
1 60 (98.36%) SAP
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Sybase
4 2 (3.28%) Adobe
4 2 (3.28%) BEA
4 2 (3.28%) Informatica
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) Pega
4 2 (3.28%) webMethods
5 1 (1.64%) Dell
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