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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 226 232 196
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -36
Contract jobs citing ABAP 17 16 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.18% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.52% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 26
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£475 £375 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £315 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £401 £415
% change year-on-year
+5.91% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00
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
3036 3105 3173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.72% 35.55% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1699 1666 1508
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
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 112 130 168
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.18 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +13 6 £600 +118.18% 2
Hampshire -6 6 £400 - 7
Middlesex +4 2 - -
West Sussex +2 2 - -
Surrey - 1 £475 -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 52 (98.11%) SAP
2 21 (39.62%) SAP BW
3 14 (26.42%) NetWeaver
4 12 (22.64%) OO
4 12 (22.64%) CRM
5 8 (15.09%) SAP ALE
5 8 (15.09%) SAP MRS
6 7 (13.21%) SAP IS-U
6 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
6 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (13.21%) SAP BI
6 7 (13.21%) Validation
6 7 (13.21%) Workflow
7 6 (11.32%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (11.32%) BAPI
7 6 (11.32%) SAP FI
7 6 (11.32%) ITIL
7 6 (11.32%) SAP CO
7 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (9.43%) SAP GRC
8 5 (9.43%) EDI
8 5 (9.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (9.43%) Migration
9 4 (7.55%) Finance
9 4 (7.55%) ETL
9 4 (7.55%) SAPscript
9 4 (7.55%) SAP HR
9 4 (7.55%) Web Services

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (26.42%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.77%) SAP EP
3 1 (1.89%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (15.09%) SAP MRS
2 7 (13.21%) SAP IS-U
3 6 (11.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (11.32%) SAP FI
3 6 (11.32%) SAP CO
4 5 (9.43%) SAP GRC
5 4 (7.55%) SAP HR
5 4 (7.55%) SAP BPC
6 3 (5.66%) SAP SD
6 3 (5.66%) SAP MM
7 2 (3.77%) SAP EWM
8 1 (1.89%) SAP SCM
8 1 (1.89%) SAP SRM
8 1 (1.89%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
1 2 (3.77%) LDAP
2 1 (1.89%) SSL
2 1 (1.89%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (39.62%) SAP BW
2 7 (13.21%) SAP BI
3 5 (9.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.89%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.89%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.89%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) LSMW
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Billing
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Consultant
1 29 (54.72%) SAP Consultant
2 6 (11.32%) Developer
2 6 (11.32%) SAP BW Consultant
3 5 (9.43%) SAP Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) NetWeaver Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Business Objects Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) SAP BW Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) SAP Logistics Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Lead Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Architect
6 2 (3.77%) SAP GRC Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) EDI Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) SAP EDI Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) SAP Architect
6 2 (3.77%) ABAP Developer
6 2 (3.77%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) SAP ALE
2 6 (11.32%) BAPI
3 5 (9.43%) EDI
4 4 (7.55%) Web Services
4 4 (7.55%) SAP Basis
5 3 (5.66%) MDX
5 3 (5.66%) SOAP
5 3 (5.66%) SAP Smart Forms
6 2 (3.77%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (3.77%) Middleware
6 2 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (3.77%) XML
6 2 (3.77%) XSLT
6 2 (3.77%) SAP PI
6 2 (3.77%) SAP XI
7 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.77%) AS400
1 2 (3.77%) iSeries
2 1 (1.89%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) UNIX
1 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) OO
1 12 (22.64%) CRM
2 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
2 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (13.21%) Validation
2 7 (13.21%) Workflow
3 6 (11.32%) ITIL
3 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (9.43%) Migration
5 4 (7.55%) ETL
5 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
5 4 (7.55%) Data Migration
5 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
5 4 (7.55%) WFM
5 4 (7.55%) Logistics
5 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.66%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) SAPscript
2 3 (5.66%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) Java
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (98.11%) SAP
2 2 (3.77%) IBM
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.89%) Infor
3 1 (1.89%) Adobe
3 1 (1.89%) JDA
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