The table below looks at the statistics for the ABAP Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP Consultant
Rank 610 597 565
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -32
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Consultant 10 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.026% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.028% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £295 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £423
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

ABAP Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

ABAP Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ABAP Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ABAP Consultant within the UK.

ABAP Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ABAP Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

ABAP Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ABAP Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ABAP Consultant within the UK.

ABAP Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ABAP Consultant
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
England -31 6 £443 +18.00% 1
London -2 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £435 -
Manchester - 2 £435 -
Midlands - 1 £450 -

ABAP Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited ABAP Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) ABAP
1 27 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (18.52%) OO
3 4 (14.81%) EDI
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
3 4 (14.81%) Logistics
4 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (11.11%) Web Dynpro
4 3 (11.11%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (11.11%) SAP BW
4 3 (11.11%) SAPscript
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Business Workflow
5 2 (7.41%) Data Mapping
5 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) SAP MII
5 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (7.41%) SAP FI
5 2 (7.41%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) Siemens
5 2 (7.41%) SAP CO
5 2 (7.41%) Workflow
5 2 (7.41%) Finance
5 2 (7.41%) Retail
5 2 (7.41%) SAP ALE
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (3.70%) Dutch Language
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Implementation

ABAP Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited ABAP Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (7.41%) SAP CO
1 2 (7.41%) SAP MII
2 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.70%) SAP ECC
2 1 (3.70%) SAP MDM
2 1 (3.70%) SAP PS
2 1 (3.70%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.70%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.70%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.70%) LSMW
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
1 4 (14.81%) EDI
2 3 (11.11%) Web Dynpro
2 3 (11.11%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (7.41%) SAP ALE
3 2 (7.41%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (3.70%) SAP PI
4 1 (3.70%) HTML5
4 1 (3.70%) CSS3
4 1 (3.70%) BAPI
4 1 (3.70%) SAML
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.70%) FMCG
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) OO
2 4 (14.81%) Logistics
3 2 (7.41%) Data Mapping
3 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) OOP
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.70%) MVC
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Release Management
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) ABAP
2 3 (11.11%) SAPscript
3 2 (7.41%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Siemens
3 1 (3.70%) OpenText