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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 136 119 106
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing ABAP 4 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.20% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.59% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
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£456 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £433 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.84% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.15 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.30%
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
1160 850 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.35% 34.67% 42.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 521 593
Average daily rate £378 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 48 98
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £14.75 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 2015. 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 - 2 £500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Bristol - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (55.56%) SAP BW
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) Business Objects
4 3 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (33.33%) SAP CRM
4 3 (33.33%) NetWeaver
5 2 (22.22%) SAP ALE
5 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Marketing
5 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 2 (22.22%) SAP PI
5 2 (22.22%) SAP ECC
5 2 (22.22%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (22.22%) Sitecore
5 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (22.22%) Content Management
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SAP ERP
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) SAP XI
5 2 (22.22%) CMS
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) C#

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) NetWeaver
2 2 (22.22%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (22.22%) CMS
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SAP CRM
2 2 (22.22%) SAP ECC
2 2 (22.22%) SAP ERP
3 1 (11.11%) SAP HR
3 1 (11.11%) SAP FI
3 1 (11.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SAP BW
2 3 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SAP BW Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) SAP BW Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SAP BPC Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) ABAP Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) ABAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) SAP ALE
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) SAP PI
2 2 (22.22%) SAP XI
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SAPscript
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (22.22%) Sitecore
4 1 (11.11%) Adobe