The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 129 117 146
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +29
Contract jobs citing ABAP 15 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.26% 0.028%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.23% 0.66% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £425 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -41.66%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1222 903 1406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.90% 38.82% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 510 777
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 105
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £22.94 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
ABAP
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (100.00%) SAP
2 14 (73.68%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (73.68%) SAP BW
3 12 (63.16%) SAP BI
4 11 (57.89%) FMCG
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
6 7 (36.84%) ERP
7 5 (26.32%) SAP Implementation
8 4 (21.05%) SAP HANA
9 3 (15.79%) Finance
10 2 (10.53%) Migration
10 2 (10.53%) Project Management
10 2 (10.53%) SAP XI
10 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
10 2 (10.53%) NetWeaver
10 2 (10.53%) SOAP
10 2 (10.53%) XML
10 2 (10.53%) Java
10 2 (10.53%) .NET
10 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
10 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (10.53%) SAP BPC
10 2 (10.53%) REST
10 2 (10.53%) SAP Security
10 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
10 2 (10.53%) QA
10 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
10 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SAP BW
2 12 (63.16%) SAP BI
3 4 (21.05%) SAP HANA
4 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Consultant
1 15 (78.95%) SAP Consultant
2 12 (63.16%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 12 (63.16%) SAP BI Consultant
3 10 (52.63%) SAP BW Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Support
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Support Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SAP PI Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP BPC Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Project Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) SAP XI
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) SAP ALE
2 1 (5.26%) SAP PI
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Basis
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) FMCG
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (36.84%) ERP
3 5 (26.32%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Security
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Market Research
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) SAPscript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy