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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP ABAP
England / South East
Rank 207 226 208
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Contract jobs citing ABAP 33 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.32% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.41% 0.94% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 26
Median daily rate £424 £425 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% -6.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £338 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £474
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
2348 2863 3183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.82% 34.28% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1819 1804
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 125 108
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% +15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £16.33 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
West Sussex +16 14 £440 -
Berkshire +10 7 £400 -11.11% 2
Surrey +24 5 £449 +49.58% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £413 -
Hampshire +9 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 70 (94.59%) SAP
2 22 (29.73%) Web Dynpro
3 21 (28.38%) Java
3 21 (28.38%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (24.32%) SAPUI5
5 16 (21.62%) NetWeaver
6 14 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (18.92%) SAP HR
6 14 (18.92%) Time Management
7 12 (16.22%) CRM
8 11 (14.86%) OO
8 11 (14.86%) ERP
8 11 (14.86%) Data Modelling
9 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (12.16%) SAP BW
10 9 (12.16%) Finance
10 9 (12.16%) Process Improvement
10 9 (12.16%) Data Quality
10 9 (12.16%) SAP Fiori
11 8 (10.81%) Workflow
11 8 (10.81%) Adobe
12 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
12 7 (9.46%) Degree
12 7 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (9.46%) SAP PSCD
13 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
13 6 (8.11%) Business Analysis
13 6 (8.11%) BAPI
13 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
14 5 (6.76%) Project Management

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 16 (21.62%) NetWeaver
2 4 (5.41%) Confluence
2 4 (5.41%) SAP Portal
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) Apache
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.35%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (18.92%) SAP HR
2 7 (9.46%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (6.76%) SAP CRM
3 5 (6.76%) SAP FI
3 5 (6.76%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (5.41%) SAP CO
4 4 (5.41%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (4.05%) SAP FI-CA
5 3 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (4.05%) SAP R/3
6 2 (2.70%) SAP BPC
6 2 (2.70%) SAP ERP
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (1.35%) SAP EWM
7 1 (1.35%) SAP LE
7 1 (1.35%) SAP MII
7 1 (1.35%) SAP MM
7 1 (1.35%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (1.35%) StreamServe
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SAP BW
2 5 (6.76%) Big Data
2 5 (6.76%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (6.76%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.41%) SAP HANA
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (2.70%) Lumira
5 2 (2.70%) OLAP
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.70%) Power BI
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Zeppelin
6 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.35%) HBase
6 1 (1.35%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.35%) LSMW
2 1 (1.35%) PowerDesigner
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 3 (4.05%) Billing
4 2 (2.70%) Automotive
4 2 (2.70%) Electronics
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 39 (52.70%) Consultant
2 38 (51.35%) SAP Consultant
3 25 (33.78%) Developer
4 20 (27.03%) SAP Developer
5 18 (24.32%) ABAP Developer
6 14 (18.92%) HR Consultant
6 14 (18.92%) SAP HR Consultant
7 7 (9.46%) SAP BW Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Data Manager
9 4 (5.41%) ABAP Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 3 (4.05%) Analytics Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Business Developer
10 3 (4.05%) CRM Consultant
10 3 (4.05%) CRM Developer
10 3 (4.05%) SAP CRM Consultant
10 3 (4.05%) SAP CRM Developer
10 3 (4.05%) SAP FI Consultant
10 3 (4.05%) SAP HCM Consultant
10 3 (4.05%) SAP PI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.73%) Web Dynpro
2 18 (24.32%) SAPUI5
3 9 (12.16%) SAP Fiori
4 6 (8.11%) BAPI
5 5 (6.76%) SAP ALE
5 5 (6.76%) SAP Smart Forms
6 3 (4.05%) HTML
6 3 (4.05%) HTML5
6 3 (4.05%) SAP PI
7 2 (2.70%) Web Services
8 1 (1.35%) Apache Tez
8 1 (1.35%) Kafka
8 1 (1.35%) SAP Business Workflow
8 1 (1.35%) SAP Core Interface
8 1 (1.35%) SAP TM
8 1 (1.35%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Data Extraction
3 4 (5.41%) PMI
4 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) FMCG
5 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.92%) Time Management
2 12 (16.22%) CRM
3 11 (14.86%) Data Modelling
3 11 (14.86%) ERP
3 11 (14.86%) OO
4 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.16%) Process Improvement
6 8 (10.81%) Workflow
7 7 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
9 5 (6.76%) Analytics
9 5 (6.76%) Data Analysis
9 5 (6.76%) Data Management
9 5 (6.76%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (6.76%) Master Data Management
9 5 (6.76%) Project Management
9 5 (6.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) Java
2 5 (6.76%) Python
2 5 (6.76%) SAPscript
3 3 (4.05%) SQL
4 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.70%) SAP Certification
3 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.35%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Ambari
1 1 (1.35%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 70 (94.59%) SAP
2 8 (10.81%) Adobe
3 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.41%) Tableau
4 4 (5.41%) webMethods
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle
6 1 (1.35%) Concur
6 1 (1.35%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.35%) Infor
6 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com