The first table below looks at the demand for the ABAP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP Developer
Rank 125 106 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Developer 17 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.23% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £394 £438
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2832 1998 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.13% 93.32% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1220 1726
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 134 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
ABAP Developer
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ABAP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP Developer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

ABAP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ABAP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ABAP Developer across the South West region.

ABAP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

ABAP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

ABAP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

ABAP Developer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited ABAP Developer in their job title 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 with ABAP Developer in their job title.

1 17 (100.00%) ABAP
1 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
3 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) Business Analysis
4 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) MS Office
7 3 (17.65%) Legal
8 2 (11.76%) Time Management
9 1 (5.88%) Summit
9 1 (5.88%) ISO 14001
9 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001

ABAP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited ABAP Developer in their job title 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 with ABAP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Summit
General
1 3 (17.65%) Legal
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Business Analysis
1 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft