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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP Consultant
Rank 584 554 529
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -25
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Consultant 8 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.031% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.034% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £318 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 13 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 24 December 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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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 -36 7 £325 -14.47%
West Midlands -4 2 £450 +40.62%
North West -9 2 £350 -
South East - 2 £325 -
City of London +6 1 - -
London +6 1 - -
Rugby - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Egham - - - -

ABAP Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 34 (100.00%) ABAP
2 33 (97.06%) SAP
3 14 (41.18%) BAPI
3 14 (41.18%) OO
4 10 (29.41%) SAPscript
5 9 (26.47%) SAP Smart Forms
5 9 (26.47%) Workflow
6 7 (20.59%) Migration
6 7 (20.59%) Web Dynpro
6 7 (20.59%) Adobe
6 7 (20.59%) SAP HCM
7 6 (17.65%) Data Migration
8 5 (14.71%) LSMW
8 5 (14.71%) SAP ALE
9 4 (11.76%) SAP Business Workflow
10 3 (8.82%) SAP SRM
10 3 (8.82%) SAP HR
10 3 (8.82%) Retail
11 2 (5.88%) SAP CO
11 2 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (5.88%) SAP APO
11 2 (5.88%) SAP FI
11 2 (5.88%) SAP BW
11 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
11 2 (5.88%) SAP BPC
11 2 (5.88%) Syclo
11 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
12 1 (2.94%) SAP EWM
12 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing

ABAP Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (2.94%) LiveCycle
Business Applications
1 7 (20.59%) SAP HCM
2 3 (8.82%) SAP HR
2 3 (8.82%) SAP SRM
3 2 (5.88%) SAP APO
3 2 (5.88%) SAP FI
3 2 (5.88%) SAP BPC
3 2 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (5.88%) SAP CO
4 1 (2.94%) SAP EWM
4 1 (2.94%) SAP Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.94%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) LSMW
General
1 3 (8.82%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) German Language
2 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) BAPI
2 9 (26.47%) SAP Smart Forms
3 7 (20.59%) Web Dynpro
4 5 (14.71%) SAP ALE
5 4 (11.76%) SAP Business Workflow
6 1 (2.94%) SAP PI
6 1 (2.94%) Web Services
6 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) FMCG
1 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) OO
2 9 (26.47%) Workflow
3 7 (20.59%) Migration
4 6 (17.65%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.94%) OOP
6 1 (2.94%) ERP
6 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) ABAP
2 10 (29.41%) SAPscript
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) SAP
2 7 (20.59%) Adobe
3 2 (5.88%) Syclo
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Siebel
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft