The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills 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 over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 115 112 128
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing ABAP 24 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.06% 0.60% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
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£450 £436 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £415
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00
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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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1166 832 1153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.47% 37.19% 36.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 526 598
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 60 96
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.40 £47.50
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ABAP
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 across the South West region.

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP across the South West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 16 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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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
Somerset 0 17 £450 +6.50%
Wiltshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 33 (100.00%) SAP
2 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 11 (33.33%) SAP BW
5 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
5 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
6 9 (27.27%) FMCG
6 9 (27.27%) ERP
6 9 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
7 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
8 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (15.15%) SAP CO
9 5 (15.15%) SAP CO-PA
10 4 (12.12%) MS Office
10 4 (12.12%) SAP BI
10 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
11 3 (9.09%) Finance
11 3 (9.09%) Legal
12 2 (6.06%) Migration
12 2 (6.06%) SAP FI
12 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
12 2 (6.06%) Project Management
12 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
12 2 (6.06%) Java
12 2 (6.06%) .NET
12 2 (6.06%) SOAP

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) SAP CO
2 2 (6.06%) SAP FI
3 1 (3.03%) Summit
3 1 (3.03%) SAP BPC
3 1 (3.03%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 4 (12.12%) SAP BI
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
1 3 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Developer
2 17 (51.52%) ABAP Developer
3 11 (33.33%) Consultant
3 11 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
4 6 (18.18%) SAP Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) SAP BI Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) SAP BW Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) SAP Support
7 1 (3.03%) SAP Manager
7 1 (3.03%) SAP Security Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Support Manager
7 1 (3.03%) SAP CO Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) SAP BPC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) SAP CO-PA
2 2 (6.06%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) SAP XI
3 1 (3.03%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (27.27%) FMCG
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ERP
1 9 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
2 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
2 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
3 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) SAP Security
5 2 (6.06%) Time Management
5 2 (6.06%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.03%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) SAP
2 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Remedy