The table below looks at the statistics for the ABAP Developer 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP Developer
Rank 580 531 514
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -17
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Developer 32 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 25
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£400 £434 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.78% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £363 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £556 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £406 £405
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +0.30%
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
52636 48524 50207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.72% 92.71% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33069 29347 28320
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2131 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

ABAP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ABAP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ABAP Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

ABAP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ABAP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

ABAP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ABAP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ABAP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ABAP Developer
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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 -57 24 £400 -6.43% 2
London +2 10 £335 -25.55% 1
City of London +19 5 £335 -29.47%
West Midlands -10 1 £500 +33.33% 1
North West -14 1 - -
East of England -28 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rugby - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -

ABAP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited ABAP Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 86 (100.00%) ABAP
2 81 (94.19%) SAP
3 16 (18.60%) Unit Testing
4 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
4 15 (17.44%) OO
5 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
6 12 (13.95%) Manufacturing
7 11 (12.79%) Web Dynpro
8 10 (11.63%) Workflow
8 10 (11.63%) Adobe
9 9 (10.47%) BAPI
9 9 (10.47%) Business Analysis
10 8 (9.30%) SAP HR
11 7 (8.14%) OOP
11 7 (8.14%) SAP Smart Forms
11 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (8.14%) Test Scripting
12 5 (5.81%) Retail
12 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
12 5 (5.81%) CRM
13 4 (4.65%) Web Services
13 4 (4.65%) MS Office
13 4 (4.65%) SAP BW
13 4 (4.65%) NetWeaver
13 4 (4.65%) SAPscript
13 4 (4.65%) SAP FI
13 4 (4.65%) SAP FI/CO
13 4 (4.65%) SAP CO
13 4 (4.65%) SAP EWM

ABAP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited ABAP Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.65%) NetWeaver
2 2 (2.33%) LiveCycle
3 1 (1.16%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.16%) SAP EP
3 1 (1.16%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Office
2 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.30%) SAP HR
2 4 (4.65%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (4.65%) SAP FI
2 4 (4.65%) SAP CO
2 4 (4.65%) SAP EWM
3 2 (2.33%) SAP HCM
3 2 (2.33%) SAP PS
3 2 (2.33%) SAP R/3
4 1 (1.16%) Summit
4 1 (1.16%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.16%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (1.16%) SAP GRC
4 1 (1.16%) SAP MII
4 1 (1.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.33%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.16%) DTS
3 1 (1.16%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) ClearQuest
1 2 (2.33%) LSMW
General
1 12 (13.95%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.81%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
3 3 (3.49%) German Language
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.16%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) Web Dynpro
2 9 (10.47%) BAPI
3 7 (8.14%) SAP Smart Forms
4 4 (4.65%) Web Services
4 4 (4.65%) SAP ALE
5 3 (3.49%) SAP PI
5 3 (3.49%) EDI
6 2 (2.33%) XML
6 2 (2.33%) SAP Business Workflow
7 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.16%) SAP XI
7 1 (1.16%) SAP Basis
7 1 (1.16%) .NET
7 1 (1.16%) SOAP
7 1 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.60%) Unit Testing
2 15 (17.44%) OO
3 10 (11.63%) Workflow
4 9 (10.47%) Business Analysis
5 7 (8.14%) OOP
5 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (8.14%) Test Scripting
6 5 (5.81%) CRM
7 3 (3.49%) Time Management
8 2 (2.33%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (2.33%) Integration Testing
9 1 (1.16%) ITIL
9 1 (1.16%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.16%) Change Control
9 1 (1.16%) Functional Testing
9 1 (1.16%) ERP
9 1 (1.16%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.16%) SOA
9 1 (1.16%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.16%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 86 (100.00%) ABAP
2 4 (4.65%) SAPscript
3 3 (3.49%) Java
4 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.33%) SQL
5 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.16%) VB
5 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 81 (94.19%) SAP
2 10 (11.63%) Adobe
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft