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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP Developer
Rank 586 536 538
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +2
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Developer 27 56 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.11% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.11% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 6
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£407 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £385 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £407 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.29% +3.03%
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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 20 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 3 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 -40 25 £407 -4.29% 3
London -12 7 £375 -13.04% 1
East Midlands -2 6 - -
Nottinghamshire -4 5 - -
South East -10 5 - - 1
Nottingham - 4 - -
Surrey - 3 - -
East of England +2 2 £407 - 1
City of London -6 2 £450 -
North West -14 2 - -
Birmingham -3 1 £325 -
West Midlands -4 1 £325 -13.33%
Corby - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £434 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £380 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £434 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

ABAP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 62 (100.00%) ABAP
2 60 (96.77%) SAP
3 17 (27.42%) Web Dynpro
4 15 (24.19%) Workflow
4 15 (24.19%) SAPscript
5 13 (20.97%) SAP Smart Forms
5 13 (20.97%) BAPI
6 11 (17.74%) OO
7 9 (14.52%) HTML
7 9 (14.52%) Adobe
8 8 (12.90%) SAP ALE
8 8 (12.90%) SAP Business Workflow
9 7 (11.29%) HTML5
9 7 (11.29%) Finance
10 6 (9.68%) NetWeaver
10 6 (9.68%) SAP APO
10 6 (9.68%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) Java
10 6 (9.68%) SAP PI
10 6 (9.68%) SAP SCM
10 6 (9.68%) Degree
10 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (8.06%) SAP XI
11 5 (8.06%) SAP HANA
11 5 (8.06%) CRM
12 4 (6.45%) OOP
12 4 (6.45%) ERP
12 4 (6.45%) VMS
12 4 (6.45%) Business Objects
12 4 (6.45%) SAP FI

ABAP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 6 (9.68%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.61%) SAP EP
2 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (9.68%) SAP APO
1 6 (9.68%) SAP SCM
2 4 (6.45%) SAP FI
2 4 (6.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (6.45%) SAP CO
3 3 (4.84%) SAP MII
4 2 (3.23%) SAP ERP
4 2 (3.23%) SAP HR
4 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.61%) SAP CCM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP SRM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP xRPM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP BPC
5 1 (1.61%) SAP PM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP Retail
5 1 (1.61%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP CRM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SAP HANA
2 3 (4.84%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.23%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) LSMW
2 1 (1.61%) CA Gen
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.45%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) German Language
5 1 (1.61%) Billing
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) Web Dynpro
2 13 (20.97%) SAP Smart Forms
2 13 (20.97%) BAPI
3 9 (14.52%) HTML
4 8 (12.90%) SAP ALE
4 8 (12.90%) SAP Business Workflow
5 7 (11.29%) HTML5
6 6 (9.68%) SAP PI
7 5 (8.06%) SAP XI
8 3 (4.84%) Web Services
8 3 (4.84%) XML
8 3 (4.84%) EDI
9 1 (1.61%) .NET
9 1 (1.61%) J2EE
9 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) FMCG
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
3 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) VMS
2 3 (4.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Workflow
2 11 (17.74%) OO
3 6 (9.68%) Project Management
3 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.06%) CRM
5 4 (6.45%) ERP
5 4 (6.45%) OOP
5 4 (6.45%) Time Management
5 4 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.84%) ITIL
6 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.84%) Validation
7 2 (3.23%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.23%) SAP Security
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (1.61%) SAP ESA
8 1 (1.61%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.61%) Unit Testing
8 1 (1.61%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) ABAP
2 15 (24.19%) SAPscript
3 6 (9.68%) Java
4 3 (4.84%) SQL
5 2 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (96.77%) SAP
2 9 (14.52%) Adobe
3 4 (6.45%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle
5 2 (3.23%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.61%) webMethods
6 1 (1.61%) Pega
6 1 (1.61%) Syclo
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) BEA
6 1 (1.61%) CA
6 1 (1.61%) Informatica