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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 141 141 121
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs citing ABAP 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.13% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.34% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate £450 £456 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £404 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £463 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £44.00
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1165 1188 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.30% 37.46% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 764 545
Average daily rate £370 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 70 44
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.69 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £44.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire - 2 £450 - 1
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Billing
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) SAP SD
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) SAP PM
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (12.50%) SAP CRM
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Retail
5 1 (12.50%) LSMW
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CRM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP PM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Retail
1 1 (12.50%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) LSMW
General
1 2 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) SAP Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) ABAP Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) ABAP Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SAP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP PI Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP PI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Support
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle